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Current Evidence on Tobacco Harm Reduction in Pneumology: Interviews with Two Key Opinion Leaders
The harmful effects of cigarette smoke on human health are well documented and supported by evidence from preclinical, clinical, and epidemiological studies. Cigarette smoking damages multiple organs and leads to 8 million global deaths per year from direct use and passive exposure of cigarette smoke to non-smokers.
Effect of Age on the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Fuzzy Logic Analysis
The aneurysm refers to the increase in arterial diameter in a localised position and this is characterised by the non-parallelism of the arterial wall. Despite prediction models trying to anticipate the onset of an aneurysm, the limits of their accuracy are often reached.
Rare Association of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy with Acquired Bartter-Like Phenotype and Colonic Stricture
Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), also known as stress-related cardiomyopathy or apical ballooning, is a transient systolic and diastolic dysfunction that is often preceded by some physical or emotional triggers. First described in Japan in 1990, it is derived from a Japanese word meaning ‘octopus pot’.