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Kuwait Medical Journal 

About: Kuwait Medical Journal is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Pregnancy & Vaccination. It has an ISSN identifier of 1607-8047. Over the lifetime, 43 publication(s) have been published receiving 187 citation(s).

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TL;DR: Zinc supplementation in the elderly results in decreased incidence of infections, decreased oxidative stress and decreased generation of inflammatory cytokines.
Abstract: The essentiality of zinc in humans was established in 1963. During the past 50y, tremendous advances in both clinical and basic sciences of zinc metabolism in humans have been observed. Growth retardation; cell-mediated immune dysfunction, and cognitive impairment are major clinical effects in human. At present we know of >300 enzymes and >1000 transcription factors that require zinc for their activities. Zinc is a second messenger of immune cells, and intracellular free zinc in these cells participate in signaling events. Zinc has been very successfully used as a therapeutic modality for the management of acute diarrhea in children, Wilson's disease, the common cold and for the prevention of blindness in patients with age-related dry type of macular degeneration. Zinc not only modulates cell-mediated immunity but is also an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Zinc supplementation in the elderly results in decreased incidence of infections, decreased oxidative stress and decreased generation of inflammatory cytokines.

53 citations

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TL;DR: This study examined the relationship between the NWI and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in a Kuwaiti population and did not find any association between narrow intercondylar notch width and ACL tears.
Abstract: Objective: Research reports regarding the value of femoral notch width index (NWI) in predicting anterior cruciate ligament injury are conflicting. This study examined the relationship between the NWI and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in a Kuwaiti population. Design: Retrospective case control study Setting: Jaber Al Ahmad Armed Forces Hospital, Kuwait Subjects: Three hundred and fifty-five adult patients Intervention: Multiplanar MRI sequences were performed using a 1.5T GE machine with the patient’s knee in an extended position Main Outcome Measures: The femoral notch and the distal condylar width were measured. Patients with normal ACL were used as control and those with a complete or partial tear of ACL were chosen as case group. Independent samples Student’s t-test was used to compare the means. Results: We found no significant difference in the mean NWI in patients with (0.296) and without (0.300) an ACL tear (p > 0.05). In addition, there was no significant difference in the frequency of ACL tears in patients with and without critical notch stenosis (p > 0.05). Conclusion: We did not find any association between narrow intercondylar notch width and ACL tears.

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