Microbiology

Performance of Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS) and Circulation, Respiration, Abdomen, Motor, and Speech (CRAMS) score in trauma severity and in-hospital mortality prediction in multiple trauma patients: a comparison study
Gregory Gilbert –– This article compares trauma severity scoring methods with in-hospital mortality providing clinicians with evidence for decision making.
Diagnostic performance of clinical properties and conventional magnetic resonance imaging for determining the IDH1 mutation status in glioblastoma: a retrospective study
Cheng-Chia Yu –– The combined use of patient age and tumor volume can enhance the diagnostic specificity of glioblastoma.
Effectiveness of nasal irrigation devices: a Thai multicentre survey
Rogerio Sotelo-Mundo –– This paper addresses nasal irrigation as an adjuvant chemical-free method to alleviate symptoms, supporting its use in the rhinology medical practice.
Comparison of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) and the Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS) for predicting admission and in-hospital mortality in elderly patients in the pre-hospital setting and in the emergency department
Antonio Palazón-Bru –– A relevant clinical question (scoring systems for elderly in Emergency departments) assessed with a great methodology.
Risk factors for repeat percutaneous coronary intervention in young patients (≤45 years of age) with acute coronary syndrome
Cheng-Chia Yu –– routinely screening for disorders of glucose metabolism and a risk stratification of premature ACS patients
The stimulating role of syringic acid, a plant secondary metabolite, in the microbial degradation of structurally-related herbicide, MCPA
Axel Tiessen –– It confirmed the hypothesis that syringic acid (plant phenolic compound), despite it may inhibit bacterial growth, it does increase the frequency of soil β-proteobacterial degradative genes tfdAα and tfdA Class II and III. The similarity between the chemical structures of plant secondary metabolites (PSMs) and the herbicide 4-chloro-2-methylphenoxyacetic acid (MCPA) resulted in higher degradation rates of xenobiotics as confirmed in phytotoxicity test with Lepidium sativum and Sinapis alba.
HERVs, immunity, and autoimmunity: understanding the connection
Fernando Spilki –– The manuscript gives an up to date and comprehensible overview about the interrelationships between HERVs and immunity.
Identification of Austwickia chelonae as cause of cutaneous granuloma in endangered crocodile lizards using metataxonomics
Fernando Spilki –– The paper describes the role of Austwickia chelonae as a cause of skin disease in free-living crocodile lizards.
An assessment for health education and health promotion in chronic disease demonstration districts: a comparative study from Hunan Province, China
Gregory Gilbert –– This study was designed to establish a framework of indicators for outcome evaluation of health education and promotion efforts in Chinese districts, and explore the factors involved to promote the effort. It concluded chronic disease demonstration districts performed better on the work of health education and health promotion than the non-demonstration districts.
Two membrane-bound transcription factors regulate expression of various type-IV-pili surface structures in Sulfolobus acidocaldarius
Craig Moyer –– This effort shows the relationship of protein regulators ArnR and paralog ArnR1 affecting the expression of archaellum in Sulfolobus acidocaldarius.
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