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Medical Principles and Practice

International Journal of the Kuwait University Health Sciences Centre

Vol. 25, No. 5, 2016

Issue release date: August 2016

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Advantages and Limitations of Focal Liver Lesion Assessment with Ultrasound Contrast Agents: Comments on the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) Guidelines

Chiorean L. · Tana C. · Braden B. · Caraiani C. · Sparchez Z. · Cui X.-W. · Baum U. · Dietrich C.F.
Med Princ Pract 2016;25:399-407 (DOI:10.1159/000447670)
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Original Paper

Proliferation and Migration of Peripheral Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells Are Associated with the Upregulation of Wingless-Related Integration and Bone Morphogenetic Protein Signaling in Dark Agouti Rats

Al-Hussaini H. · Kilarkaje N. · Shahabi G. · Al-Mulla F.
Med Princ Pract 2016;25:408-416 (DOI:10.1159/000446480)
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Thoracic Paravertebral Block versus Epidural Anesthesia Combined with Moderate Sedation for Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy

Li C. · Song C. · Wang W. · Song C. · Kong X.
Med Princ Pract 2016;25:417-422 (DOI:10.1159/000447401)
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Paclitaxel Causes Electrophysiological Changes in the Anterior Cingulate Cortex via Modulation of the γ-Aminobutyric Acid-ergic System

Nashawi H. · Masocha W. · Edafiogho I.O. · Kombian S.B.
Med Princ Pract 2016;25:423-428 (DOI:10.1159/000447775)
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Anterograde Headless Cannulated Screw Fixation in the Treatment of Medial Malleolar Fractures: Evaluation of a New Technique and Its Outcomes

Tekin A.Ç. · Çabuk H. · Dedeoğlu S.S. · Saygılı M.S. · Adaş M. · Büyükkurt C.D. · Gürbüz H. · Çakar M. · Tekin Z.N.
Med Princ Pract 2016;25:429-434 (DOI:10.1159/000447426)
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Twenty-Eight-Day Mortality of Blunt Traumatic Brain Injury and Co-Injuries Requiring Mechanical Ventilation

Jovanovic B. · Milan Z. · Djuric O. · Markovic-Denic L. · Karamarkovic A. · Gregoric P. · Doklestic K. · Avramovic J. · Velickovic J. · Bumbasirevic V.
Med Princ Pract 2016;25:435-441 (DOI:10.1159/000447566)
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The Association between Central Adiposity and Autonomic Dysfunction in Obesity

Fidan-Yaylali G. · Yaylali Y.T. · Erdogan Ç. · Can B. · Senol H. · Gedik-Topçu B. · Topsakal S.
Med Princ Pract 2016;25:442-448 (DOI:10.1159/000446915)
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Analysis of the Factors Affecting Surgical Success of Implants Placed in Iranian Warfare Victims

Jafarian M. · Bayat M. · Pakravan A.-H. · Emadi N.
Med Princ Pract 2016;25:449-454 (DOI:10.1159/000447696)
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The Significance of the Relative Lymphocyte Count as an Independent Predictor of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Altunayoglu Cakmak V. · Ozsu S. · Gulsoy A. · Akpinar R. · Bulbul Y.
Med Princ Pract 2016;25:455-460 (DOI:10.1159/000447697)
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Impact of a Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 3a Polymorphism on Susceptibility to Gastric Cancer

Liu K. · Lei Z. · Yao H. · Lei S. · Zhao H.
Med Princ Pract 2016;25:461-465 (DOI:10.1159/000447741)
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Comparison of the Nerve Conduction Parameters in Proximally and Distally Located Muscles Innervated by the Bundles of Median and Ulnar Nerves

Ongun N. · Oguzhanoglu A.
Med Princ Pract 2016;25:466-471 (DOI:10.1159/000447742)
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Evaluation of the xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel Assay for the Detection of Enteric Pathogens in Kuwait

Albert M.J. · Rotimi V.O. · Iqbal J. · Chehadeh W.
Med Princ Pract 2016;25:472-476 (DOI:10.1159/000447698)
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Efficacy of Rhodamine Light in the Treatment of Superficial Vascular Lesions of the Face

Campolmi P. · Cannarozzo G. · Dragoni F. · Conti R. · Moretti S.
Med Princ Pract 2016;25:477-482 (DOI:10.1159/000446987)
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The Effect of Synthetic Cannabinoids on P-Wave Dispersion: An Observational Study

Aydin Sunbul E. · Sunbul M. · Terzi A. · Calli S. · Koca E. · Bilici R. · Citak S.
Med Princ Pract 2016;25:483-487 (DOI:10.1159/000447516)
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Case Report

Humeral Chondral Defect and Labral Tear Associated with Paraglenoid Labral Cyst: A Case Report

Pirimoglu B. · Ogul H. · Kantarci M.
Med Princ Pract 2016;25:488-490 (DOI:10.1159/000447669)
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Thrombolytic Action of Apixaban on Intra-Atrial Thrombus Developed after Previous Treatment with Warfarin: A Case Report

Valero E. · Santas E. · Núñez J.
Med Princ Pract 2016;25:491-493 (DOI:10.1159/000447539)
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Left Renal Vein Compression and Horseshoe Kidney: An Extraordinary Association

Guvendi B. · Ogul H.
Med Princ Pract 2016;25:494-496 (DOI:10.1159/000447594)
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Letter to the Editor

Does Anesthesia Cause Postoperative Cognitive Decline?

Hu X. · Xu G.
Med Princ Pract 2016;25:497 (DOI:10.1159/000446541)
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Letter to the Editor / Reply

Saphenous Vein Graft Disease and Serum Erythropoietin Level

Joob B. · Wiwanitkit V.
Med Princ Pract 2016;25:498 (DOI:10.1159/000445773)
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Whole Blood Viscosity and Cardiovascular Diseases: A Forgotten Old Player of the Game

Celik T. · Balta S. · Ozturk C. · Iyisoy A.
Med Princ Pract 2016;25:499-500 (DOI:10.1159/000446916)
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