Clinical Reviews and Opinions

  • Abbreviation: Clin. Rev. Opinions
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2553
  • DOI: 10.5897/CRO
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 42

Table of Content: October 2009; 1(1)

October 2009

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor: The promise of gene therapy coupled with traditional surgical resection, in a single individual

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are mesenchymal tumors arising from the interstitial cells of Cajal. Originally thought to be leiomyosarcomas, these tumors are traditionally resistant to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Molecular studies have identified the gene mutations that cause these masses to proliferate. The KIT proto-oncogene and PDGFRA mutations have been successfully implicated as the insults...

Author(s): Ali Mahmood, Martin Luchtefeld, Anthony Senagore and Allen Silbergleit

October 2009

A systematic review of quality of randomized controlled trials of glycyrrhizin acid to treat hepatitis in China

To assess the quality of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) for variety of preparations made from Glycyrrhizin Acid (GA), an ingredient found in Chinese herb Glycyrrhiza that is widely used in the treatment of hepatitis in clinical practice in China. From electronic searches of PubMed, CNKI, TCMDS, CBMdisc and Chongqing VIP database, we identified 93 reported RCTs between 1991 and 2007 that GA was the...

Author(s): Ming-Hua Zheng, Shi-Cheng Yu, Ke-Qing Shi, Xiao-Zhi Jin and Yong-Ping Chen

October 2009

Physico-chemical reaction of the poisons in shakespeare’s tragedies

This paper provides the analysis of the definition of toxins from a medical aspect, as unpoisonous substance given in one dose and as a poisonous substance given in another dose. The aim of this paper is to, from physico-chemical aspect, make connection between toxins from medical aspect considered as a drug and Shakespeare’s plays. The Chinese Doctors appear to have safely andsuccessfully treated...

Author(s): Nada Marstijepovic, Ivana Hajdukovic and Igor Pejovic