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Copper is an essential element in various metabolisms. The investigation was carried out to evaluate acute gastroprotective effects of the Copper (II) complex against ethanol-induced superficial hemorrhagic mucosal lesions in rats.

Concepts: Chemical element, Toxicology, Acute toxicity, Alchemy, Schiff base, Peter Slabakov, Hugo Schiff


Nanotechnology is revolutionizing the development of different branches of science. The investigation of nanomaterials in the battle against cancer is not an exception. The main goal of this contribution is to bring an overview about the types of organic and inorganic nanomaterials that are under investigation for its applications in different aspects of cancer therapy: detection, diagnosis, contrast agents, controlled drug delivery, and hyperthermia. This review also includes fundamental aspects such as basic properties and synthesis of nanoparticles, with an emphasis on the use of self-assembed systems such as micelles, microemulsions, nanoemulsions, and liposomes.

Concepts: Medical imaging, Organic compound, Science, Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials, Contrast medium, Contrast, Peter Slabakov


Topical otic products form an integral part of the overall management of otitis externa. With an ever increasing array of ear drops and cleaners to choose from, appropriate selection of therapy can be difficult. The investigation of all cases of otitis externa should consider primary and secondary causes and predisposing and perpetuating factors. This article considers topical therapy under these same broad headings and discusses, through literature review, the various properties of the components of the ear cleaning solutions and drops.

Concepts: Otitis media, Ear, Primary education, Otitis externa, The Various, Peter Slabakov, Earwax, Ear drop


The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of liquid-based endometrial cytology, in comparison with histology.

Concepts: Cancer, Estrogen, Endometrium, Endometrial cancer, Peter Slabakov


Recently, tremendous prominence has been given to the investigation of the effect of different research processes as part of the Cancer Moonshot. More than half a century ago, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) established a network of publicly funded cancer cooperative research groups to systematically evaluate new treatments for efficacy and safety.

Concepts: Effectiveness, National Cancer Institute, Peter Slabakov


Chronic diarrhoea is a common problem, hence clear guidance on investigations is required. This is an updated guideline from 2003 for the investigations of chronic diarrhoea commissioned by the Clinical Services and Standards Committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG). This document has undergone significant revision in content through input by 13 members of the Guideline Development Group (GDG) representing various institutions. The GRADE system was used to appraise the quality of evidence and grading of recommendations.

Concepts: Medicine, Grade, Sociology, Society, Peter Slabakov


P: ileup.js is a new browser-based genome viewer. It is designed to facilitate the investigation of evidence for genomic variants within larger web applications. It takes advantage of recent developments in the JavaScript ecosystem to provide a modular, reliable and easily embedded library.

Concepts: Genome, Genomics, Web 2.0, Internet, Web application, Peter Slabakov, Ajax, Web applications


Concussion in sport typically recovers clinically within 10 days of injury. In some cases, however, symptoms may be prolonged or complications may develop. The objectives of the current paper are to review the literature regarding the difficult concussion and to provide recommendations for an approach to the investigation and management of patients with persistent symptoms.

Concepts: Medical terms, Patient, The Current, Post-concussion syndrome, Concussion, Peter Slabakov


Despite being certified guinea worm free in 2007, Cameroon continues surveillance efforts to ensure rapid verification of any suspected reoccurrence. This includes the investigation of every rumor and confirmation of each suspicious expulsed worm. This paper presents fieldwork carried out to investigate a guinea worm rumor in Cameroon which turned out to be an Onchocerca volvulus mimicking Dracunculus medinensis.

Concepts: Nematodes, Peter Slabakov, Dracunculiasis, Dracunculus medinensis


Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) affects 15-24% of women and can have a devastating impact on quality of life. Laparoscopy is often used in the investigation, although in one third of the examinations there is no visible pathology and the women may be dismissed without further investigation. Also, the contribution of skeletal, muscular, periosteal and ligamentous tissues to CPP remains to be further elucidated. The objective of the present study was to compare pain intensity provoked from anatomical landmarks of the intra-pelvic side-wall in women with pregnancy-related CPP after childbirth and women without such pain.

Concepts: Present, Childbirth, Biology, Life, Nociception, Gynecology, Pelvic pain, Peter Slabakov