Research Papers/Topics in Internal Medicine

Atezolizumab plus Bevacizumab vs Sorafenib or Atezolizumab Alone for Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Systematic Review

AbstractBACKGROUNDDespite the use of the current standard therapy, the prognosis of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients is poor, with median survival times of 40 mo in intermediate HCC [Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage B] and 6–8 mo in advanced HCC (BCLC stage C). Although patients with early-stage HCC are usually suitable for therapies with curative intention, up to 70% of patients may manifest disease relapses at 5-year surveillance. Within the past decade, ther...

Using The Theory Of Planned Behavior To Explain Birth In Health Facility Intention Among Expecting Couples In A Rural Setting Rukwa Tanzania: A Cross-Sectional Survey

Abstract Background: According to the theory of planned behavior, an intention to carry out a certain behavior facilitates action. In the context of birth in health facility, the intention to use health facilities for childbirth may better ensure better maternal and neonatal survival. Little is known on the influence of the domains of theory of planned behavior on birth in health facility intention. The study aimed to determine the influence of the domains of theory of planned behavior o...