Platelet activation correlates with disease severity in urticarial
As reported in Platelets, the mean platelet volume, platelet distribution width, platelet aggregation, and soluble P-selectin levels were elevated in patients with chronic urticaria (n=45) compared to healthy controls.
Down-regulation of IGF-1 involved in male pattern baldness
As reported in Experimental Dermatology, secretion of IGF-1, IGFBP-2, and IGFBP-4 is decreased in the dermal papillae of balding hair follicles compared to non-balding hair follicles.
Risk factors for mortality in patients with pressure ulcers
As reported in the International Wound Journal, 90- and 180-day mortality amongst hospitalized patients with pressure ulcers was associated with diabetes, chronic renal failure, congestive heart failure, and metastatic cancer. Ninety-day, but not 180-day mortality, was associated with myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular disease, liver disease, and HIV/AIDS. The only laboratory parameter associated with mortality rates was albumin.