Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by prevention and treatment of illness. Contemporary medicine applies biomedical sciences, biomedical research, genetics and medical technology to diagnose, treat and prevent injury and disease, typically through pharmaceuticals or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapy, external splints and traction, medical devices, biologics and ionizing radiation. In modern clinical practice, physicians personally assess patients in order to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease using clinical judgment. The doctor-patient relationship typically begins an interaction with an examination of the patient's medical history and medical record, followed by a medical interview and a physical examination. After examination for signs and interviewing for symptoms, the doctor may order medical tests like blood tests, a biopsy, or prescribe pharmaceutical drugs or other therapies. Differential diagnosis methods help to rule out conditions based on the information provided.
Medical research empowers to establish an understanding of the cellular, molecular and physiological mechanisms underpinning human health and disease.
Subject areas include, but are not limited to the below fields:
Adolescent Medicine, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biomolecules, Clinical Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Delivery of Screening Tests, Dermatology, Drug Design, Development and Therapy, Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety, Endocrinology, Epidemiologic Studies, Health Improvement Strategies, Health Informatics, Haematology, Hospital Medicine, Immuno Targets and Therapy, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Integrated Pharmacy Research and Practice, Laboratory and Animal Investigation, Medical Oncology, Molecular Diagnostics, Molecular Modelling, Nuclear Medicine, Palliative Care, Pathogenesis of Disease, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology, Primary Health Care, Proteomics, Radiology, Sleep Medicine, Surgery, Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, Translational Research.
CPQ Medicine aims at publishing articles in all the related arenas.
Introduction: Propensity score matching (PSM) is a statistical matching technique that attempts to estimate the effect of a treatment, or another intervention based on the covariates that predict whether the treatment will be received. [...] READ MORE
Introduction: Preoperative stress and emotional distress have been to be associated with higher complication rates, greater postoperative pain, cognitive impairment, and delayed recovery. ERAS, (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery), is a protocol developed to improve the recovery outcomes of patients undergoing surgery. [...] READ MORE
The Yamuna River, a lifeline of northern India, has long served as a symbol of cultural and ecological heritage. However, unbridled urban development, industrialization, and unregulated human activities have inflicted severe degradation upon this once mighty watercourse. [...] READ MORE
Introduction: Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune demyelinating inflammatory disease of unknown cause and chronic progression caused by damage to myelin, which impairs the nerves’ ability to conduct electrical impulses. This results in a variety of symptoms including spasticity, fatigue, neuropathic pain and/or urinary incontinence. [...] READ MORE
Cannabinoids display potential therapeutic applications. Regarding cannabidiol (CBD) to skin application, it shows an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect. Therefore, it has potential application in the treatment of acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, and in antiaging skin. [...] READ MORE
Clinical Image: This middle-aged female presented with recent onset fever, weight loss, inflammatory polyarthritis, non-scarring alopecia, palatal ulcer and rash over face, neck and right upper chest and upper back. On examination, erythematous plaque-like lesions with central blackish pigmentation were noticed behind right and left ear but the rash was extended to the right aspect of lower neck, upper chest and upper back, sparing the adjacent left side. [...] READ MORE
Context: Around 20-30% of breast carcinoma patients have HER2 overexpression, and they usually have a poor prognosis. With the advent of specific molecule targeting therapies, it is very important to determine overexpression or hyperactivity of the target in focus. [...] READ MORE
Background: Neurologic disorders lead to huge morbidity and disability in childhood. It is one of the leading world disease burdens with a majority of affected children living in Africa. In developing countries, [...] READ MORE
The challenges of mental health problems are immense in today’s human civilization. Man and mankind today stands in the midst of deep scientific and knowledge vision, comprehension and scientific ingenuity. The author is suffering from schizophrenia since November, 1993. [...] READ MORE
Childhood and adult obesity rates continue to increase, along with those reported for osteoarthritis. Some studies reveal a detrimental impact of excess body fat on joint status that may commence in early life. Here we examine some recent literature that point out why it may not be justified to adopt a fat acceptance stance for those at risk for osteoarthritis due to behavioral risk factors. [...] READ MORE