Surgery does not deal with the basic molecular foundation of disease. It is a mechanical approach to a biologic problem. For those of us who are considered experts in the areas of coronary disease, what an embarrassment to admit that coronary artery disea
The morbidity, mortality, expense and transient benefits of a high technology approach toward the coronary disease epidemic, has failed. It is time to realize that the answer to a faulty lifestyle epidemic is not drugs and technology – it is lifestyle.
An unreasonable gap exists between medical enthusiasm devoted to acute interventions and meager efforts devoted to secondary prevention. Rene C. Favaloro, MD, Pioneer of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
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commonly observed in patients with chronic infections, malignancy, trauma, and inflammatory disorders...inflammatory cytokine IL-6 induces production of hepcidin, an iron-regulatory hormone that may be responsible...
Because cytokines share many properties with hormones and growth factors, the distinction between these three classes of mediators is becoming blurred. Any classification of cytokines represents a somewhat arbitrary arrangement on the part of the individu