January-March 2019| Vol 31| Issue 1
Female genital mutilation; culture, religion, and medicalization, where do we direct our searchlights for it eradication: Nigeria as a case study
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a form of violence against the girls and the women and also an infringement into the rights of the women in the society. It is practiced mostly in Africa, but migr...
The roles of anti-citrullinated protein antibodies in the immunopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common systemic autoimmune disease. Its major manifestation is persistent joint inflammation, which can lead to bone destruction and severe disability. The immunopathoge...
Transplanting human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells and hyaluronate hydrogel repairs cartilage of osteoarthritis in the minipig model
Objectives: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic disease of degenerative joints. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been used for cartilage regeneration in OA. We investigated the therapeutic pot...
Human leukocyte antigen-A*33:03-B*58:01-DRB1*15:140, a deduced probable human leukocyte antigen haplotype in association with a human leukocyte antigen low-incidence allele DRB1*15:140 in Taiwanese individuals: A case analysis
Objective: Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DRB1*15:140 is a low-frequency allele in the HLA-DRB1 locus. The aim of this study is to confirm the ethnicity of DRB1*15:140 and to deduce a pr...
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Osteocalcin and carotid–femoral pulse wave velocity in patients on peritoneal dialysis
Objective: Vascular calcification is a cardiovascular risk factor in dialysis patients. Vascular calcification involves a complex process of biomineralization resembling osteogenesis, which lea...
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