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Open Access Editorial

Geriatric Cardiac Diseases

Giuseppe Cocco
Received: March 20, 2020; Published: April 01, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.2002112

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Open Access Editorial

Challenges to Transplantation by the Assault of CoVid-19: Emergence of Molecular Diagnostics as Surveillance

David J. Ross
Received: March 27, 2020; Published: March 31, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.2001106

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Open Access Opinion

Vitamin D in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection Receiving the Direct Antiviral Agents

Hsuan-Wei Chen, Hsuan-Hwai Lin, Yu-Lueng Shih, Tsai-Yuan Hsieh, Jung-Chun Lin
Received: February 23, 2020; Published: March 30, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.hg.2001044

Abstract: N/A

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Open Access Original Research

Antibody-Based Capture and Behaviour of Endothelial Cell Lines on Pre-Surface Modified Medical Grade Steel

Rohan R. Ravindranath, Brian De La Franier, Issaka Yougbare, Jason E. Fish, Michael Thompson
Received: January 25, 2020; Published: March 27, 2020; doi:10.21926/rpm.2001008

Abstract: Coronary artery disease is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Coronary stents, tube-shaped medical implants that are placed in narrowed coronary arteries, have been used successfully in the management of this condition. However, re-narrowing (i.e. restenosis) o [...]

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Open Access Case Report

Pediatric Mixed Left Ventricular Non-Compaction and Restrictive Cardiomyopathy Bridged to Heart Transplant with Ventricular Assist

Adam K. Morrison, Robert J. Gajarski, Ashley Hodge, Sara Fitzgerald-Butt, Peter Baker, Patrick M. McConnell, Deipanjan Nandi
Received: May 21, 2019; Published: March 26, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.2001105

Abstract: Left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy (LVNC) is a rare form of heritable cardiomyopathy with wide genotypic variability, numerous phenotypic variations, and a wide spectrum of clinical disease from asymptomatic to end stage heart failure. Here, we present a case of a 2-year-old b [...]

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Open Access Review

Dopaminergic Activity and Exercise Behavior in Anorexia Nervosa

Sasha Gorrell, Anne G.E. Collins, Daniel Le Grange, Tony T. Yang
Received: December 03, 2019; Published: March 23, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2001053

Abstract: Driven exercise (i.e., the tendency to exercise in excess to influence weight/shape or regulate emotion) is difficult to manage in the context of anorexia nervosa, and is associated with poorer treatment outcomes, and psychological and medical severity. Driven exercise is observed in a considerable [...]

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Open Access Editorial

Religious, and Ethno-Cultural Competence in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Cynthia M. A. Geppert, Ronald W. Pies
Received: March 18, 2020; Published: March 23, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2001016

Abstract: Cultural and religious competence is an essential component of palliative and end-of-life care. Because religious, ethnic and racial groups often differ in their values and preferences, including their attitudes toward palliative and end-of-life care, clinicians must maintain an [...]

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Open Access Case Report

Knight in Splicing Armor: Alternative Splicing as a Neuroprotective Mechanism

Joun Park, Xianzun Tao, R. Grace Zhai
Received: January 13, 2020; Published: March 20, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.genet.2001106

Abstract: By adjusting gene expression in response to environmental changes, cells can optimize fitness as needed. Alternative splicing is one of the most important post-transcriptional regulation steps, broadly involved in diverse physiological and pathological conditions. Here, we present 5 case [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Heart Rate Variability during Acupuncture Treatment of Lumbosacral Pain

Yan Yang, Gerhard Litscher, Zemin Sheng, Lu Wang
Received: February 12, 2020; Published: March 20, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2001015

Abstract: Pain could be directly related to autonomous imbalance. To date, only one scientific work examining heart rate variability (HRV) and heart rate (HR) as the important parameters of autonomous nervous system (ANS) in the context of clinical routine acupuncture treatments for lumbosacral pa [...]

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Open Access Review

Known–Unknowns in Geriatric Cardiology

Giuseppe Cocco, Philipp Amiet
Received: February 05, 2020; Published: March 19, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.2001111

Abstract: The present article summarizes the current state of understanding in geriatric cardiology in terms of the main developments in the field. The focus of the present review is on the therapeutics, into the specific characteristics of the elderly pa­tients dealing with the prevention of arte [...]

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