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Open Reading Frame: atherosclerosis, HPV vaccination & the burden of asthma

Highlighting the best of the rest in the Open Access ecosystem

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Greg Gibson on predicting cardiovascular death through telling transcripts

Gene expression profiles found associated with risk of heart attack and cardiovascular death, in a Genome Medicine study

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José García-Arrarás and Vladimir Mashanov on echinoderm clues to neural regeneration

Transcriptomic insights into central nervous system regeneration uncovered from studying the highly regenerative sea cucumber

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Risk of death after percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy

Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) requires careful patient selection, the use of bronchoscopic guidance, and securing the tracheal cannula with sutures

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Breast cancer screening: risks vs benefits

A systematic review and meta-analysis analyses non-breast cancer mortality in women undergoing screening with mammography compared to those not undergoing screening

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Can EPO prevent AKI in patients undergoing cardiac surgery?

A single preventive bolus of erythropoietin may not protect against acute kidney injury (AKI) in at-risk patients undergoing complex valvular heart surgery

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Healthy lifestyle programme reduces childhood obesity

Primary-school based interventions may be useful in combating increasing obesity rates

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Is therapeutic hypothermia beneficial after traumatic brain injury?

Therapeutic hypothermia may result in reduced rates of death and long-term disability, without increased risk of pneumonia, though more research is needed

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Dose-response effect of smoking in rheumatoid arthritis

The risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis rises with increased smoking, in a non-linear fashion

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Sleep disturbance and suicidal behaviors in psychiatric illness

In patients with psychiatric diagnoses, sleep disturbances are associated with an increased risk of suicidal behaviour