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For patients with advanced or terminal cancer undergoing hospice or palliative care, spiritual care based on meaning-centered intervention (MCI) has become an essential form of support.
Despite knowing the potential medical consequences of cancer treatment, little is known about how adolescents cognitively and emotionally frame, process, and manage in the early survivorship period.
In traditional societies, patients who reach adulthood with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) may be labeled "disabled" and may be considered "defective," causing them psychologic pain and problems with social interactions. In some patriarchal societies, women disproportionately experience these problems, because they may be seen as insufficient in terms of marriage and sexual intercourse o...
Matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), a member of the zinc-dependent metalloproteinase gene family, plays a vital role in cancer invasion, metastasis, and progression. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to explore the clinical significance of MMP-2 expression in endometrial cancer.
To investigate factors associated with surgical outcomes of cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). This retrospective study included patients (662 males and 251 females; mean age 55.8 years) with symptomatic OPLL. All patients had been diagnosed with OPLL based on cervical magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography scans. Demographic, surgical outcome was meas...
Accumulating data have found that adiponectin is involved in development of breast cancer (BC). However, these results were inconsistent.
This study aimed to assess the diagnostic accuracy of a real-time optoelectronic device (TruScreen) for uterine cervical cancer screening.
Spontaneous and repeated hepatic ruptures caused by hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets (HELLP) syndrome are uncommon but life-threatening conditions that rarely occur early in the second trimester of pregnancy.
This study retrospectively investigated the effectiveness of paroxetine for the treatment of poststroke depression (PSD).Seventy patient cases with PSD were included in this study, and were assigned to an intervention group and a control group equally. All patients received routine treatment in both groups. Additionally, patients in the intervention group underwent paroxetine, while patients in th...
Laminoplasty (LP) and laminectomy with fusion (LF) were recognized as two reliable and effective way in treating multilevel cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). However, there was no clear conclusion on which method is better. A meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the clinical results between LP and LF in the treatment of multilevel cervical OPLL.
BCL-2 Associated X (BAX) is an important modulator of apoptosis. The associations between BAX gene polymorphism and cancer susceptibility and prognosis in different ethnic groups and types of cancer have yielded controversial results. To reconcile the results, a systematic review followed by meta-analysis was performed to assess the associations.
Cervical cancer is a common tumor in gynecological malignancies. Recent studies showed that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play a key role in tumorigenesis and development. LncRNA nuclear-rich transcripts 1 (NEAT1) has been found to play a role in gynecological tumors, such as endometrial cancer. However, expression of lncRNA NEAT1 and mechanism in cervical cancer has not been elucidated.
Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is an important regulatory protein in the Janus kinase (JAK)-signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) pathway, which regulates cell proliferation, apoptosis, and other biological processes. It is closely related to tumor occurrence, progress, and resistance. Cisplatin (DDP) resistant cervical cancer cell line was established...
To investigate the potential effects of miR-613 on the development of cervical cancer (CC) and the relevant mechanism.
To investigate the potential effects of miR-144/GSPT1 axis on the development of gastric cancer.
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been identified to play a crucial regulatory role in the development and progression of malignant tumors, including lung cancer. However, the function of miR-550a-3p on the progression of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains poorly understood.
To investigate the role of HOTTIP in the development of mammary cancer and its underlying mechanism.
To determine whether prostate-specific antigen (PSA) could serve as a biomarker for breast cancer.
One of the therapeutic methods used in stroke rehabilitation is magnetotherapy using extremely low frequency and variable pulse shape electromagnetic field (ELF-EMF).
To determine the level and effect of urinary clusterin (CLU) and glutathione-s-transferase (GST) proteins in normotensive and preeclamptic pregnant women with HIV infection.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between OSA and preeclampsia.
Young infants contribute to relatively high burden of vaccine-preventable diseases, including infections by influenza virus and Bordetella pertussis. Vaccination of pregnant women can enhance transplacental transfer of protective antibody to the fetus and protect the infant against disease during the first few months of life. Pregnant women are a priority group for seasonal influenza vaccination, ...
Background Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for young women up to age 26 is highly cost-effective and has been implemented in 65 countries globally. We investigate the cost-effectiveness for HPV vaccination program in older women (age > 26 years), heterosexual men and men who have sex with men (MSM). Method A targeted literature review was conducted on PubMed for publications between Janua...
Background Type 2 diabetes mellitus [T2DM] is one of the leading causes for mortality. This study examined the role of an self-awareness based guided meditation practice, Cyclic Meditation [CM] on perceived stress, anxiety, depression, sleep and quality of life in T2DM patients. Design A single arm pre-post design was used for the study. Setting The study was conducted in an auditorium for general...
Background Despite pharmacological interventions, labor pain and anxiety still remain a challenge, and can carry long-term psychological complications. The goal of this study was to assess the effect of reflexology on these symptoms and to explore the physical and psychological components of women's experience associated with this treatment. Methods This qualitative study was conducted in an Israe...