Diabetes Mellitus Science
Microneedle-based insulin transdermal delivery system: current status and translation challenges21-10-2021
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease manifested by hyperglycemia. For patients with type 1 and advanced type 2 diabetes mellitus, insulin therapy is essential. Subcutaneous injection remains the most common administration method. Non-invasive insulin delivery technologies are pursued because of their benefits of decreasing patients' pain, anxiety, and stress. Transdermal delivery systems have gained extensive attention due to the ease of administration and absence of hepatic first-pass...
Fulminant Haemolysis Following Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography21-10-2021
We report the case of a 77-year-old-man with a history of type 2 diabetes mellitus who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) because of a gallstone in the common bile duct. Thirty-six hours after the procedure, the patient developed persistent fever and epigastric pain associated with de novo jaundice. Massive haemolysis (with exuberant spherocytosis) occurred and patient died in 3 hours. Clostridium perfringens was isolated in the blood cultures. Massive haemolysis...
A Microbial World: Could Metagenomic Next-Generation Sequencing Be Involved in Acute Respiratory Failure?21-10-2021
CONCLUSION: mNGS outperformed the conventional method in the detection of MTB, bacteria, fungi, mycoplasma, and virus. Orotracheal intubation, T2DM, immunosuppression, and inflammatory markers were associated with a higher detection rate of bacteria, fungi, and virus by mNGS. In addition, ptNGS results were consistent with the detection of abundant bacteria, fungi, and mycoplasma in our specimens.
Metabolic implications of pancreatic fat accumulation21-10-2021
Fat accumulation outside subcutaneous adipose tissue often has unfavourable effects on systemic metabolism. In addition to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which has received considerable attention, pancreatic fat has become an important area of research throughout the past 10 years. While a number of diagnostic approaches are available to quantify pancreatic fat, multi-echo Dixon MRI is currently the most developed method. Initial studies have shown associations between pancreatic fat and the...
Illness perception in patients with D.M. type II in Cambodia
This research is a qualitative study of illness perception in patients registered in a clinic in a rural area in Cambodia (Cambodia-Dutch Organization). All patients in the clinic with Diabetes... Read