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  • May 13, 2021

Unmasking normocalcaemic hyperparathyroidism (nPHPT) resulting in severe hypercalcaemia from lack of monitoring during in the COVID pandemic

Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a common endocrine disorder in the older person although the incidence of normocalcaemic primary hyperparathyroidism (nPHPT) remains largely unknown. Whilst the majority of patients with PHPT asymptomatic, we describe a case of severe symptomatic hypercalcaemia from undiagnosed nPHPT whilst on calcium …..

Regulation of ACE-2 enzyme by hyperoxia in lung epithelial cells by post-translational modification

April 27, 2021 Advances in Health Care & Medical Education No Comments

Background: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) occurs in premature neonates with respiratory distress who require supplemental oxygen in the first days after birth. BPD involves uniform arrest of alveolar development and variable interstitial cellularity and/ or fibroproliferation. Previous studies by our lab showed that the enzyme, angiotensin …..

Will the recent emergence of coronavirus mutations precipitate an increase in the incidence of stress disorders among health care professionals?

March 31, 2021 Epidemiology & Public Health No Comments

The pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and the recent emergence of the B.1.1.7 and other variant mutations including the recently discovered SARS-CoV-2 VUI 202012/01 in the USA have wreaked intense anxiety and apprehension among the general population and the healthcare professionals who are tasked with …..

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