The family of fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) consists of 22 growth factors with numerous functions including proliferation, survival, motility, and differentiation of cells. This review aims to present the importance of FGF-10’s different functions in terms of development, diseases, wound healing, and therapeutic value
A laparotomy procedure is a common surgical technique, especially in an emergency setting. Defined as the making of an incision into the abdominal wall to access the abdominal or pelvic cavity, a laparotomy can be explorative, therapeutic or emergency. Since the 1980s, pioneering laparoscopic approaches have revolutionised the procedure, resulting in lower post-operative infection rates. However, it is a versatile operation, with a little-known history that far pre-dates modern times
AIMS To review the literature from 2006 – August 2016 regarding the diagnostic imaging of hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), considering potential future radiological options as well as the current 2009 International Guidelines .
Communicable disease (CD) and non-communicable disease (NCD) are often thought of as separate, competing entities particularly when it comes to funding pipelines and interventions1,2 but the two classes of disease are in fact intimately related.