Koolen-de Vries Case Study

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Koolen-de Vries syndrome in a 63-year-old woman: a review of the adult phenotype Koolen-de Vries syndrome (KdVS): An Introduction Also known as the 17q21.31 microdeletion syndrome, Koolen-de Vries syndrome (KdVS) was first described in 2006 in individuals with intellectual disabilities and organ abnormalities. KdVS was initially described in association with recurrent microdeletion

The Role of Preretirement Job Complexity in Cognitive Performance

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The Role of Preretirement Job Complexity in Cognitive Performance Can working longer prevent cognitive decline in later life? A recent study suggests that working until later years of life might improve cognitive function for aging individuals. Postretirement work has become increasingly popular in this modern age which makes it possible to study

How to Control Eye Pressure in Glaucoma

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Patient Education This article is tailored for patients. Refer your patients to this article for them to learn more about their condition. How to Control Eye Pressure in Glaucoma The irreversible damage of glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness among people ages 60 years and above(1). This condition is

Verbal Communication and Masks

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Verbal Communication and Masks Masks have long been important barriers between infectious disease and humans. This is especially true in hospitals where the infection is at the highest risk. In hospitals, wearing masks can save a life. By wearing one you can protect yourself and others.   While face masks have been important

SGLT inhibitors on weight and lipid metabolism in diabetes

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SGLT inhibitors on weight and lipid metabolism in diabetes Diabetes mellitus (DM), is a diagnostic term for a group of metabolic disorders characterized by abnormal glucose homeostasis resulting in elevated blood sugar. Almost 90% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Currently, more than 463 million people are living

Saxagliptin: Obese Patients with Impaired Glucose Tolerance

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Saxagliptin in Obese Patients with Impaired Glucose Tolerance Obesity is a major cause of type 2 diabetes. When a person has diabetes, he or she will have reduced glucose uptake, altered lipogenesis, and increased glucose output by the liver. The cause of this disruption in insulin relates to a chronic inflammatory

Levothyroxine Therapy and Depression

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Levothyroxine Therapy and Depression Subclinical hypothyroidism is a condition defined as elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels in combination with free thyroxine levels within the reference range. It is an early form of hypothyroidism, a condition in which the body doesn't produce enough thyroid hormones. The term “subclinical” refers to the serum

Grave’s Disease and Risk of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Grave's disease and risk of incident SLE: A nationwide population-based cohort study BACKGROUND Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, systemic autoimmune disease that causes damage to multiple tissues and organs, including the thyroid gland. Several authors have linked Grave’s disease, an autoimmune disease characterized by an overactive thyroid gland, to incident

Benign Thyroid Nodule Removal and Patient Satisfaction

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Benign Thyroid Nodule Removal and Patient Satisfaction The thyroid plays an important role in producing hormones that the blood carries to every tissue in the body. The thyroid helps regulate metabolism, the process by which the body turns food into energy, and keeps the organs functioning properly by helping the body

Koolen-de Vries Case Study