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Basic science

February 16, 2021
This Beat episode, hosted by Jessica Luc, MD, covers part two of a two-part discussion on vaccines.
January 16, 2021
A recent European consensus paper. Relatively easily read, and favouring meta-analyses over randomised trials. The bulk of the manuscript is of interest to all healthcare providers. The chapters 2.8.1 and 3.1.2 are of additional relevance to the ctsnet readership, as they summarise guidance on interventions.
August 18, 2020
A review that may affect pharma strategy in the immediate future.
July 31, 2020
Aneurysmal ascending aortas were collected from elective aortic surgery, and normal aortas from transplant donors, and dissected aortas from surgery for aortic dissection. These aortas underwent delamination testing in simulation of aortic dissection.
July 14, 2020
A small histopathological study of SARS and influenza autopsies compared to rejected for transplantation lungs. There is some speculation on the popular procoagulopathic nature of the panvirus, based on expression of angiotensin converting enzyme 2.There might be a collateral stimulus for lung preservation in organ retrieval.
June 19, 2020
A large retrospective review of almost three decades of extensive thoracoabdominal aortic surgery, with considerable educational value especially on the anatomicoclinical correlations of the spinal vasculature.
May 30, 2020
Autopsy examination of lungs from patients who died from SARS-CoV-2 infection, with comparison to the morphologic & molecular features of lungs from patients who died from ARDS secondary to influenza A (H1N1) infection and from uninfected controls.
May 23, 2020
a readable review that advances the position that  Adolphe Quetelet's formula is now clinically obsolete     
May 11, 2020
Interesting hypothesis in a rodent model of myxomatous degeneration.
April 24, 2020
Interesting metanalytic review on the effect of binary gender in mammals.

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