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HMG CoA Reductase…

Statins can produce rhabdomyolysis through two distinct mechanisms; a direct toxic effect and the induction of autoantibodies to the enzyme 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase (HMGCR). Direct toxicity usually occurs after a change in…

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CMV T Cell Immunity

Cytomegalovirus (CMV), a double-stranded DNA virus, belongs to the Herpesviridae family. The prevalence of CMV infection in adults ranges between 30 and 70%. Following CMV infection the virus spreads hematogenously to almost every organ. CMV then…

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Preoperative…

Preoperative pregnancy testing is a controversial subject. Many anesthesia departments mandate preoperative pregnancy testing before surgery on all patients of reproductive age while others rely on the preoperative assessment to determine the need…