New issue of BJBMS published: November 2020

BJBMS has recently published its November 2020 issue. The current issue comprises articles from several fields of basic medical as well as the translational medical research.

In the new issue, you can learn about human brucelosis in pregnancy by Bosilkovski et al.  A review of current evidence by Wong et al. about prediction of bone health by telomere length published in this issue may represent a scientific reference for the development of novel diagnostic markers of osteoporosis or novel therapeutics targeting telomere and telomerase of bone cells to treat osteoporosis. Furthermore, you can read about clinical applications of avian eggshell-derived hydroxyapatite in bone regeneration procedures in the review by Opris and colleagues.

An interesting immunohistochemical in vivo study of dental pulp cells with 3D collagen type I gel in demineralized dentin tubules by Khan et al. revealed that the dental pulp cells in collagen gel inside demineralized dentin tubules show increased growth and differentiation. Furthermore, an important article about the inflammation-related cytokines and their roles in gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms by Mahečić and colleagues showed that the tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) is a potential biomarker in the prognosis of the gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms.

In the article by Milutinović and Zorc-Pleskovič, you can read about the endothelial loss during the surgical procedure in saphenous veins harvested by open and endoscopic techniques in coronary artery bypass surgery. The researchers concluded that, at the time of implantation, the endothelial layer of the vein graft harvested endoscopically is more preserved than of the vein graft harvested openly.

A potential targeted therapy in patients with glioblastoma multiforme is suggested in the article by Guo et al. Furthermore, you can read about the potential diagnostic biomarker in patients with ischemic stroke presented in the study by Zhao et al. They found that the DNA methylation of AHCY may increase the risk of ischemic stroke, while the article by Xu and colleagues found that high MTHFR promoter methylation levels in men confer protection against ischemic stroke. Zhang and Cao presented in their article how monomeric C-reactive protein affects cell injury and apoptosis through activation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase in human coronary artery endothelial cells.

A retrospective analysis by Cvikl and Sinkovič described the interventions of a clinical pharmacist in a medical intensive care unit. In the article by Konarnik and colleagues, you can read about the anatomical variations of the upper limb principal arteries with terminological implication. The retrospective cohort study and meta-analyses by Liu et al. were performed on percutaneous coronary intervention assisted by invasive mechanical ventilation and intra-aortic balloon pump for acute myocardial infarction with cardiogenic shock.

Galli et al. presented the results of combined surgical approach in an Italian university hospital in chronic maxillary sinusitis of dental origin and oroantral fistula in their article published in new issue. You can read more about the clinical Nocardia species, its identification, clinical characteristics, and antimicrobial susceptibility in Shandong, China in the article by Lu and colleagues. Furthermore, you can read a short communication on the association of polymorphisms in the tumor protein 53 (TP53) and the promoter region of interleukin-10 (IL10) with gastric cancer in a Kazakh population by Kulmambetova et al.

Follow this link to read the entire November 2020 issue and ensure you are up to date with the latest research in your field.

The Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences (BJBMS) is an international, English-language, peer-reviewed journal, publishing articles in different disciplines of basic medical sciences. More information about the Journal can be found here.

Editor: Edna Skopljak, MD

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