Surgery Gateway

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    Ploidy-Seq: a tool to reconstruct tumor evolution

    A novel method combining flow-sorting to separate tumor populations by ploidy with high-throughput sequencing shows promise to trace genome evolution in human cancer.

    Genome Medicine 2015, 7:6
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    Is bacterial infection linked to back pain?

    Evidence from a systematic review suggests the presence of bacteria in spinal discs could be associated with low back pain and disc herniation, but more research is needed to determine whether low-grade infection contributes to chronic pain.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:13
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    Lithium therapy affects kidney function

    Duration of lithium therapy is associated with reduced kidney function regardless of subsequent discontinuation once kidneys are already damaged, suggesting that kidney risk should be weighed against lithium’s beneficial effects for mood disorders. 

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:12
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    Learning objectives for veterinary neurology curriculum

    New relevant learning objectives for veterinary neurology have been proposed, encompassing knowledge, skills and attitudes for veterinary undergraduate students in Europe, with an aim to help reform the veterinary curriculum regarding neurology and reduce the phenomenon of "Neurophobia”.

    BMC Veterinary Research 2015, 11:2
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    Diet and prostate cancer

    Pao-Hwa Lin and colleagues review recent evidence for the effect of diet on prostate cancer incidence and progression, concluding that while some findings are inconsistent, consuming a healthy diet is a promising approach for prostate cancer prevention.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:3


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