International Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering

Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2022

  • COPD and COVID-19 Pneumonia: A Retrospective Single Center Analysis of Respiratory Status and Outcome

    Cianci Roberta, Masi Umberto, Buonincontro Miriam, Squillante Francesco, Bocchino Vincenzo

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2022
    Pages: 61-68
    Received: May 20, 2022
    Accepted: Jun. 16, 2022
    Published: Jul. 20, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijbse.20221003.11
    Abstract: Acute respiratory syndrome caused by SARS-CoV-2 is associated with severe mortality in the general population. COPD patients are at risk for severe pneumonia and poor prognosis associated with COVID-19 infection. This may be due to insufficient lung reserve or the expression of the ACE-2 receptor in the small airways. We wanted to find out if COPD ... Show More
  • Evaluation of Knowledge for Risk Factors Causing Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Computer Users in Bulgaria

    Sonya Vachinska Aleksandrova, Martin Ivanov, Natalya Usheva, Valentina Markova

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2022
    Pages: 69-77
    Received: Jul. 21, 2022
    Accepted: Aug. 05, 2022
    Published: Aug. 24, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijbse.20221003.12
    Abstract: Prolonged computer work is among the most common causes for developing musculoskeletal disorders, as well as various of inflammatory and degenerative conditions affecting tendons, blood vessels and joints, among others. During recent COVID-19 lockdowns, many office workers were forced to work from home, where workplace ergonomic assessments were no... Show More
  • Biotechnological Potential of Lactic Acid Bacterial Strains Isolated from Fermented Milk: Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, Bile Salt Hydrogenase Activity, and Probiotic Potential

    Yomna Ali Moustafa Marzok Elkhateeb

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2022
    Pages: 78-85
    Received: Jul. 16, 2022
    Accepted: Jul. 29, 2022
    Published: Oct. 11, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijbse.20221003.13
    Abstract: Friendly intestinal bacteria exert an important role in improving resistance to disease; but increased stress or consumption of antibiotic medications can lead to disturbance in balance of microflora. Probiotics used to return the balance between friendly bacteria and pathogenic bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. Yogurt as a source of Lactic a... Show More