How important is social support in determining patients suitability for transplantation? Results from a National Survey of Transplant Clinicians

Background National guidelines require programmes use subjective assessments of social support when determining transplant suitability, despite limited evidence linking it to outcomes. We examined how transplant providers weigh the importance of social support for kidney transplantation compared with other factors,


The p16 gene belongs to INK4 family of genes and is made up of four members: p16 INK4A, p15 INK4B, p18 INK4C and p19 INK4D, all of which share biological properties, namely, inhibition of cell growth and tumour suppression. After

Long-term effects on income and sickness benefits after work-focused cognitive-behavioural therapy and individual job support: a pragmatic, multicentre, randomised controlled trial

Background There is moderate quality evidence that integrating work-directed interventions and components from psychological therapies reduces sickness absence in the medium term. We aimed to extend this evidence by examining objectively ascertained income and work participation status up to 4

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A 55-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital after sustaining a severe crush injury to both legs in a motor vehicle accident. A polymicrobial wound infection developed, and she received treatment with intravenous meropenem and oral minocycline. Black discoloration of

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