Our Open Access research platform gives you free access to valuable research. This month we have curated a collection of articles, from the causes, patterns, and outcomes of nontraumatic spinal cord injury, to bioactive food compounds as epigenetic regulators.
1. Causes, Patterns, and Outcomes of Nontraumatic Spinal Cord Injury
This conference abstract from the Journal of Spine Practice (JSP), provides valuable insight into the causes, patterns, and outcomes of 124 nontraumatic spinal cord injury patients between 2016 and 2020.
The goal of this research is to avoid future delays in diagnosing and treating patients with this condition in future.
2. Effect of Contact Lenses on Contrast Sensitivity Under Various Lighting Conditions
Is there a correlation between lighting and contrast sensitivity in clear and coloured soft contact lenses? How is visual acuity measured?
This article from the International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine (IJRM), provides insight into a study performed on 34 medical students, which measured visual acuity using an E chart at a distance of 6 meters and contrast sensitivity using a Pelli Robson chart at a distance of 1 meter.
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3. Impacts of Garlic Extract on Testicular Oxidative Stress and Sperm Characteristics in Type 1 and 2 Diabetic Rats: An Experimental Study
This article from the International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine (IJRM), examines the effects of garlic extract on the testicular tissue of diabetic rats, following research suggesting that hyperglycemia damages various tissues such as the testes through oxidative stress and inflammation, which could eventually lead to infertility. 36 male Wistar rats were used to conclude the findings. The rats were divided into 6 groups and their serum testosterone and sperm quality and quantity were evaluated.
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4. Effects of Melatonin and Human Follicular Fluid Supplementation of in Vitro Maturation Medium on Mouse Vitrified Germinal Vesicle Oocytes: A Laboratory Study
This article from the International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine (IJRM), looks at how melatonin and follicular fluid (FF) might enhance IVM conditions, using supplements to assess the maturation rate of vitrified GV oocytes and their artificial fertilisation rate.
5. Influence of the Diet on the Intestinal Microbiota
This article from ESPOCH Congresses: The Ecuadorian Journal of S.T.E.A.M compares methotrexate (MTX), laparoscopic salpingostomy, and salpingectomy treatment methods of Ectopic pregnancy (EP), to determine how diet is an influencer.
To conclude the findings, a non-systematic bibliographic review, including terms such as diet, nutrition, intestinal microbiota and boolean connectors, was used as the methodology.
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6. 3D Printed Models for Teaching Orbital Anatomy, Anomalies and Fractures
This study from the Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research (JOVR), aims to determine the efficacy of ophthalmology residents using 3D printing models in the learning process of orbital anatomy and pathology. A total of 24 residents from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences participated in this study via a quasi-experimental method to conclude the findings.
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7. Bioactive Food Compounds as Epigenetic Regulators
A literature review from ESPOCH Congresses: The Ecuadorian Journal of S.T.E.A.M. was carried out on the main bioactive compounds of food as epigenetic regulators, using a synthetic analytical method and a variety of search engines, such as Cochrane. This review summarises research showing the impact that bioactive compounds of food exert on epigenetic events aimed at disease prevention.
8. Spinal Surgery During COVID-19 Pandemic in Saudi Arabia
COVID-19 has globally impacted healthcare systems, resulting in crucial medical intervention. This oral presentation from the Journal of Spine Practice (JSP), featured spinal surgeries of 63 patients in Saudi Arabia that urgently needed the surgery during the pandemic.
9. How Epigenetics Contributes to the Understanding of Human Development
This study from ESPOCH Congresses: The Ecuadorian Journal of S.T.E.A.M. identifies the role of epigenetics – which refers to all those non-genetic factors involved in the formation of individuals and links to the development of human beings.
10. The Early Milestones of Team-based Learning: The Key is Sustained Practice
This study from the Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences (SJMS), explores 33 fourth-year medical students’ perceptions of the initial implementation of team-based learning (TBL) in Saudi Arabia on three subscale measures: accountability, preference, and satisfaction.