Short Communication

Management of facial wounds with missing soft tissue with local flaps

<p>Avulsive injuries to the face can be challenging. Soft tissue defects secondary to trauma and bites nessecitate local tissue transfer and the tissue closely resembles the missing skin in color and texture. These flaps can be rotated, advanced or transposed into a tissue defect and include:&...

Case Report

The role of Diffusion-Weighted Imaging in better delineating the extent of Diffuse Axonal Injury in a pediatric patient: A case report and brief review of the literature

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p><strong>Introduction:</strong> Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is a major cause of disability in the pediatric patient. Herein we describe the MRI/DWI findings in a case with DAI. We also discuss the current role of CT and MRI with DWI in the evaluat...

Case Report

Epstein-Barr infection causing toxic epidermal necrolysis, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis and cerebritis in a pediatric patient

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>Toxic epidermal necrolysis -the most serious variant of Steven Johnson Syndrome -arises as the result of cell-mediated cytotoxic reaction against keratinocytes. Most common inciting factors include drugs, and infections. On the other hand, Hemophagocytic lym...

Editorial

Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in systemic sclerosis patients

<h2>Editorial</h2> <p>Systemic sclerosis (SScl) is an autoimmune disorder of unknown aetiology, characterised by fibrosis and microvascular injury of the affected organs. The hallmark of the disease is thickening and tightness of the skin and the subcutaneous tissue. SScl can af...

Case Report

Management of temporomandibudar joint ankylosis with costo-chondral graft application: Case report and review of literature

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p><strong>Introduction:</strong> Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis is one of the most disruptive anomaly that affects the masticatory system and is referred as permanent movement disfunction of the mandible caused by bilateral or unilateral f...

Editorial

Retrosternal goiter mimicking asthma: A diagnostic challenge

<h2>Editorial</h2> <p>Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by chronic airway inflammation. Common manifestations of asthma include wheezing, chest tightness, cough, shortness of breath. Diagnosis of asthma requires clinical documentation of respiratory symptoms,...

Research Article

The effect of a European-based exercise program upon the health-related physical fitness of individuals with intellectual disabilities: The alive and kicking perspective

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>The present study examined the effect of the European-Based &lsquo;Alive and Kicking&rsquo; exercise program on the health-related physical fitness of individuals with (Experimental Group: EG) and without (Control Group: CG) (Intellectual Disability:...

Research Article

Low back pain induces disability of women in primary uncomplicated pregnancy

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p><strong>Study design:</strong> A consecutive case series study</p> <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> To investigate whether Low Back Pain (LBP) in women with primary singleton pregnancy induces disability.</p> <p...

Research Article

Nanotechnology to improve the biofouling and corrosion performance of marine paints: from lab experiments to real tests in sea

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>Nanocontainers of the type CuO, ZnO and CeMo were developed in the present work and incorporated into commercial paints. The nanocontainers were filled with bromosphaerol (CuO and ZnO), SeaNineTM 211 (CuO and ZnO), and 8Hydroxyquinoline (CeMo). The new resul...

Mini Review

Severe aorto-iliac occlusive disease: Options beyond standard aortobifemoral bypass

<h2>Mini Review</h2> <p>According to recent guidelines, endovascular angioplasty is the standard treatment for TASC A and B primary aorto-iliac occlusive (AIOD) disease, and the first-line approach for TASC C lesions [1,2].Extended TASC D occlusive disease is usually treated by ...

Editorial

Pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, subcutaneous emphysema: serious complications of asthma

<h2>Editorial</h2> <p>Bronchial asthma, is a quite common disease characterized by the chronic inflammation of the airways. It is due to the interaction of genetic with environmental factors. Currently, bronchial asthma is regarded as a public health problem, since its prevalenc...

Research Article

The short and mid-term effects of Mulligan concept in patients with chronic mechanical neck pain

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p><strong>Background:</strong> Mechanical chronic neck pain is very common musculoskeletal dysfunction among people, manifesting one or more pain-induced movements and disability impairments. Clinical guidelines suggest passive cervical mobilizatio...

Editorial

Interplay between asthma and gastroesophageal reflux disease: A controversial issue

<h2>Editorial</h2> <p>Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a quite common disease caused by the reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus and manifested by heartburn and acid regurgitation. Apart from the esophageal manifestations, GERD is implicated in extraesophageal ...

Case Report

Potter Syndrome: A case study

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>Potter syndrome (PS) is a term used to describe a typical physical appearance, which is the result of dramatically decreased amniotic fluid volume secondary to renal diseases such as bilateral renal agenesis (BRA). Other causes are abstraction of the urinary...

Research Article

The impact of geographical origin on specific properties of pine honey

<h2>Abstract</h2> <p>Pine honey represents the major type of honey produced in Greece. In that sense, the aim of the present study was to investigate if specific physicochemical and bioactive properties could serve as markers of its geographical origin. For this purpose, forty p...

Editorial

Anatomical Distribution of Intramuscular Lipomas

<h2>EDITORIAL</h2> <p>Lipomas are the most common type of soft tissue tumor occurring in the subcutaneous tissue. Rarely, lipomas present in the deep soft tissue such as intermuscular, intramuscular, and parosteal sites. When they occur within a skeletal muscle they are called i...