International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medical Sciences

Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2016

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: An Overview of Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Staging and Management

    Joyce Akwe, Nadene Fair

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2016
    Pages: 13-25
    Received: 26 February 2016
    Accepted: 3 March 2016
    Published: 31 March 2016
    Abstract: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a preventable and treatable disease. It is among the fastest growing chronic diseases diagnosed in the world today. COPD is the third most common cause of death in the United States. It is characterized by the development of an inflammatory response of the lungs to noxious substances such as tobacco o... Show More
  • Effects of β-Glucan on Natural Killer Cells in Patients Recovering from Cancer Treatment: Clinical Trial

    Josef Richter, Vlastimil Kral, Jitka Pohorska, Lucie Rajnohova Dobiasova, Vaclav Vetvicka

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2016
    Pages: 26-30
    Received: 8 March 2016
    Accepted: 11 March 2016
    Published: 25 April 2016
    Abstract: Glucan is the most studied immunomodulator. Among its properties, effects on cancer are the closest to clinical use. In our study, we evaluated the effects of short-term supplementation with glucan on NK cells in patients recovering from different types of cancer treatment. NK cells represent a distinct sub-population of lymphocytes endowed with th... Show More