Circulating Vitamin #D levels status and clinical prognostic indices in #COVID-19 patients

Several immune mechanisms activate in COVID-19 pathogenesis. Usually, coronavirus infection is characterized by dysregulated host immune responses, interleukine-6 increase, hyper-activation of cytotoxic CD8 T lymphocytes. Interestingly, Vitamin D deficiency has been often associated with altered immune responses and infections. In the present study, we evaluated Vitamin D plasma levels in patients affected with different lung …

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Effectiveness of Electroacupuncture or Auricular #Acupuncture vs Usual Care for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Among #Cancer Survivors The PEACE Randomized Clinical Trial

The opioid crisis creates challenges for cancer pain management. Acupuncture confers clinical benefits for chronic nonmalignant pain, but its effectiveness in cancer survivors remains uncertain. Objective To determine the effectiveness of electroacupuncture or auricular acupuncture for chronic musculoskeletal pain in cancer survivors. Design, Setting, and Participants The Personalized Electroacupuncture vs Auricular Acupuncture Comparativeness Effectiveness (PEACE) …

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