• Exploration of Medicine

    eISSN: 2692-3106
    EiC: Lindsay A. Farrer, PhD
    Frequency: Bimonthly
    APC: No Article Processing Charge
    Publishing Model: Open Access
    Peer Review Model: Single Blind
    Indexing & Archiving: Scopus (Newly Accepted Mar. 2022), DOAJ, CAS, etc.
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    Quality by design based development of nanostructured lipid carrier: a risk based approach
    The aim of this review is to discuss the development of nanostructured lipid carrier (NLC) by the application of quality by design (QbD). QbD started with the evolution of the quality concept and sl [...] Read more.
    Tausif Alam
    Published: December 31, 2022 Explor Med. 2022;3:617–638
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2022.00118
    This article belongs to the special issue Techniques in Repurposing and Targeted Delivery: Bringing a New Life to Shelved Drugs
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    Antioxidant and photoprotective potential of Polypodium leucotomos
    In recent years, Polypodium leucotomos has emerged with a great interest for having medicinal and therapeutic potential. It is producing very promising results due to the presence of antioxidant and [...] Read more.
    Rosy Yesela Mancilla Santa Cruz ... María Segunda Aurora Prado
    Published: December 29, 2022 Explor Med. 2022;3:607–616
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2022.00117
    This article belongs to the special issue Techniques in Repurposing and Targeted Delivery: Bringing a New Life to Shelved Drugs
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    The journey of dostarlimab: a successful weapon for cancer treatment
    In a number of malignancies, new immuno-oncology therapies that focus on the programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) have improvised the patient condition along with a positive aftereffect. Monoclonal antibo [...] Read more.
    Rouchan Ali ... Pooja A. Chawla
    Published: December 29, 2022 Explor Med. 2022;3:592–606
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2022.00116
    This article belongs to the special issue Techniques in Repurposing and Targeted Delivery: Bringing a New Life to Shelved Drugs
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    Case Report
    Right atrial thrombus, junctional tachycardia, and critical lower limb ischemia: three rare complications of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection
    In recent years, Polypodium leucotomos has emerged with a great interest for having medicinal and therapeutic potential. It is producing very promising results due to the presence of antioxidant and [...] Read more.
    Said Makani ... Youssef Tijani
    Published: December 29, 2022 Explor Med. 2022;3:583–591
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2022.00115
    This article belongs to the special issue Exploring Aortic Disease
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    Original Article
    Predictive value of SII and sd-LDL for contrast-induced acute kidney injury in STEMI patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
    Aim: To investigate the relationship between the incidence of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) and the level of small dense low-density lipoprotein (sd-LDL) and systemic immune-infla [...] Read more.
    Guoqi Shen ... Wenhua Li
    Published: December 28, 2022 Explor Med. 2022;3:571–582
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2022.00114
    This article belongs to the special issue Disease Diagnosis, Molecular Mechanism and Therapeutic Strategies in Kidney Injury and Fibrosis
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    Case Report
    An unusual presentation of Whipple’s disease: adenopathies, polyarthralgia and dermatomyositis-like symptoms
    Whipple’s disease (WD) is a rare systemic disease caused by gram-positive bacillus bacteria that invades multiple organs mainly the intestinal epithelium. Its manifestation is not only l [...] Read more.
    Randa Choueiry ... Joseph Amara
    Published: December 27, 2022 Explor Med. 2022;3:561–570
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2022.00113
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    Sex differences in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: hints for future management of the disease
    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) remains a major cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. Despite extensive studies, the heterogeneity of the risk factors as well as different disease mechanisms complicate the goals towa [...] Read more.
    Noel C. Salvoza ... Natalia Rosso
    Published: April 30, 2020 Explor Med. 2020;1:51–74
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2020.00005
    This article belongs to the special issue Exploring NAFLD/NASH
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    Type 2 diabetes and cancer: problems and suggestions for best patient management
    Diabetes and cancer are widespread worldwide and the number of subjects presenting both diseases increased over the years. The management of cancer patients having diabetes represents a challenge not only because of the complexity [...] Read more.
    Agostino Milluzzo ... Laura Sciacca
    Published: August 31, 2020 Explor Med. 2020;1:184–204
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2020.00013
    This article belongs to the special issue Exploring Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
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    Understanding cardiac systolic performance beyond left ventricular ejection fraction
    Left ventricular ejection fraction is the critical parameter used for heart failure classification, decision making and assessing prognosis. It is defined as a volumetric ratio and is essentially a composite of arterial and ventri [...] Read more.
    Elena-Laura Antohi, Ovidiu Chioncel
    Published: April 30, 2020 Explor Med. 2020;1:75–84
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2020.00006
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    The potential anti-cancer effects of melatonin on breast cancer
    Melatonin is the primary hormone of the pineal gland that is secreted at night. It regulates many physiological functions, including the sleep-wake cycle, gonadal activity, free radical scavenging,  [...] Read more.
    Naba Kumar Das, Saptadip Samanta
    Published: February 25, 2022 Explor Med. 2022;3:112–127
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2022.00078
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    Perspectives of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease research: a personal point of view
    Rational government of patient fluxes from primary care to hepatology clinic is a priority of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) research. Estimating pre-test probability of disease, risk of fibrosis progression, and exclusi [...] Read more.
    Amedeo Lonardo, Stefano Ballestri
    Published: June 29, 2020 Explor Med. 2020;1:85–107
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2020.00007
    This article belongs to the special issue Exploring NAFLD/NASH
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    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and transient elastography
    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a serious condition that can lead to fibrosis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. NAFLD is associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS) and all of its components. According to data, a [...] Read more.
    Ivana Mikolasevic ... Sandra Milic
    Published: August 31, 2020 Explor Med. 2020;1:205–217
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2020.00014
    This article belongs to the special issue Exploring NAFLD/NASH
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    Perspective
    Reactive oxygen species may influence on the crossroads of stemness, senescence, and carcinogenesis in a cell via the roles of APRO family proteins
    Excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) may cause oxidative stress which is involved in aging and in the pathogenesis of various human diseases. Whereas unregulated levels of the ROS may be harmful, regulated basal level of ROS is [...] Read more.
    Yuka Ikeda ... Satoru Matsuda
    Published: October 31, 2021 Explor Med. 2021;2:443–454
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2021.00062
    This article belongs to the special issue Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) in Pathophysiological Conditions
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    A budding concept with certain microbiota, anti-proliferative family proteins, and engram theory for the innovative treatment of colon cancer
    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a multifactorial chronic disease. Patients with IBD have an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer which has become a major health concern. IBD might exer [...] Read more.
    Yuka Ikeda ... Satoru Matsuda
    Published: October 27, 2022 Explor Med. 2022;3:468–478
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2022.00108
    This article belongs to the special issue The Role of Gut Microbiota and its Metabolites in Gastrointestinal Diseases
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    Sex differences in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: hints for future management of the disease
    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) remains a major cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. Despite extensive studies, the heterogeneity of the risk factors as well as different disease mechanisms complicate the goals towa [...] Read more.
    Noel C. Salvoza ... Natalia Rosso
    Published: April 30, 2020 Explor Med. 2020;1:51–74
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2020.00005
    This article belongs to the special issue Exploring NAFLD/NASH
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    Angiotensin-(1-7) and Mas receptor in the brain
    The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is a key regulator of blood pressure and electrolyte homeostasis. Besides its importance as regulator of the cardiovascular function, the RAS has also been associated to the modulation of higher  [...] Read more.
    Natalia L. Rukavina Mikusic ... Mariela M. Gironacci
    Published: June 30, 2021 Explor Med. 2021;2:268–293
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2021.00046
    This article belongs to the special issue Angiotensins—A Century of Progress
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    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes: pathophysiological mechanisms shared between the two faces of the same coin
    The pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the close relationship between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are multiple, complex and only partially known. The purpose of this paper was [...] Read more.
    Carlo Acierno ... Ferdinando Carlo Sasso
    Published: October 30, 2020 Explor Med. 2020;1:287–306
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2020.00019
    This article belongs to the special issue Exploring NAFLD/NASH
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    The diagnostic conundrum in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become the most common liver alteration worldwide. It encompasses a spectrum of disorders that range from simple steatosis to a progressive form, defined non-alcoholic steatohepatitis  [...] Read more.
    Valerio Rosato ... Marcello Persico
    Published: October 30, 2020 Explor Med. 2020;1:259–286
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2020.00018
    This article belongs to the special issue Exploring NAFLD/NASH
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    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes: pathophysiological mechanisms shared between the two faces of the same coin
    The pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the close relationship between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are multiple, complex and only partially known. The purpose of this paper was [...] Read more.
    Carlo Acierno ... Ferdinando Carlo Sasso
    Published: October 30, 2020 Explor Med. 2020;1:287–306
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2020.00019
    This article belongs to the special issue Exploring NAFLD/NASH
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    PNPLA3 gene and kidney disease
    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a disease regularly seen in clinical practice. At present, CKD is described as a change of kidney structure and/or function and it is classified in relation to cause, values of glomerular filtration [...] Read more.
    Alessandro Mantovani, Chiara Zusi
    Published: February 29, 2020 Explor Med. 2020;1:42–50
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2020.00004
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    Sex differences in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: hints for future management of the disease
    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) remains a major cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. Despite extensive studies, the heterogeneity of the risk factors as well as different disease mechanisms complicate the goals towa [...] Read more.
    Noel C. Salvoza ... Natalia Rosso
    Published: April 30, 2020 Explor Med. 2020;1:51–74
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2020.00005
    This article belongs to the special issue Exploring NAFLD/NASH
    View:7377
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    Perspectives of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease research: a personal point of view
    Rational government of patient fluxes from primary care to hepatology clinic is a priority of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) research. Estimating pre-test probability of disease, risk of fibrosis progression, and exclusi [...] Read more.
    Amedeo Lonardo, Stefano Ballestri
    Published: June 29, 2020 Explor Med. 2020;1:85–107
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2020.00007
    This article belongs to the special issue Exploring NAFLD/NASH
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    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and portal hypertension
    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a substantial and growing problem worldwide and has become the second most common indication for liver transplantation as it may progress to cirrhosis and develop complications from port [...] Read more.
    Marvin Ryou ... Gyorgy Baffy
    Published: June 29, 2020 Explor Med. 2020;1:149–169
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2020.00011
    This article belongs to the special issue Exploring NAFLD/NASH
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    Current evidence and outcomes for retinopathy of prematurity prevention: insight into novel maternal and placental contributions
    Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a blinding morbidity of preterm infants, which represents a significant clinical problem, accounting for up to 40% of all childhood blindness. ROP displays a range of severity, though even mild  [...] Read more.
    Lara Carroll, Leah A. Owen
    Published: February 29, 2020 Explor Med. 2020;1:4–26
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emed.2020.00002
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