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Correlation and Protective Role of Diabetes Mellitus in Aortic Aneurysm Disease

In today’s world, diabetes is one of the main risk factors for peripheral vascular disease and cardiovascular problems. Almost more than half a billion adults in the 20-79 years of age are somehow going through diabetes. Diabetes tends to enhance the body's metabolic state, which in turn causes an increased risk for vascular dysfunction, occlusive arterial disease, and atherosclerosis. There are several reports regarding the association between aortic aneurysm and diabetes mellitus.


Unsuccessful and Successful Clinical Trials in ARDS Patients on Mechanical Ventilation

Jesús Villar and colleagues recently published a review article that synthesizes information from randomized controlled trials among patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) on mechanical ventilation. Their review provides a detailed discussion of six major interventions used to improve oxygenation and ventilation in these patients.


Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: Hyperthermic Intrathoracic Chemoperfusion for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Global incidence of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is on the rise and not expected to peak for another 5-15 years. This is alarming, as survival rates are poor and recurrence after surgical intervention is common. Multimodal treatment is often necessary, and hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy (HITHOC) has been widely used for this purpose.


Using prediction polling to harness collective intelligence for disease forecasting

During infectious disease epidemics, public health workers require an early warning, situational awareness, and predictive information. Sentinel surveillance, laboratory reporting, and case identification are all traditional methods of infectious disease surveillance that provide crucial information for outbreak response, management, and decision-making.