02/27/2017
Case Report

The Risk-Adjusted Impact of Intraoperative Hemofi ltration on Real-World Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

Matata BM* and Shaw M

Objectives: The role of perioperative hemofiltration (HF) in adult patients with impaired renal function undergoing cardiac surgery is controversial. There are suggestions that it may be beneficial for h...

02/24/2017
Case Report

Diagnosis and Treatment of Anterior Cracked Tooth: A Case Report

Wellington Luiz de Oliveira Da Rosa, Lucas Pradebon Brondani, Tiago Machado Da Silva, Evandro Piva and Adriana Fernandes Da Silva*

Background: A cracked tooth may be challenging for dentists because it may present with varied intensities, may be asymptomatic, and may still not be clinically visible. The transilumination method can facilitate diagnosis and ensure appropriate treatment in such cases. The ai...

02/09/2017
Case Report

Hypoglycemia by Ginseng in type 2 Diabetic Patient: Case Report

Angelo Michele Carella*, Teresa Marinelli, Armando Melfitano, Michele Di Pumpo, Matteo Conte and Angelo Benvenuto

Ginseng extracts are often used as adaptogen to improve mental performances and well being, helping to overcome stress. Thus, in our times a lot of ginseng extracts are continuously produced and sold into commercial channels. Both Asian and Korean red ginseng (Panax ginseng) and American ginse...

02/20/2017
Research Article

Theory and Experiments. (+) Add Reading Glasses to Prevent Myopia

Peter R Greene* and Brown OS

Basic control theory equations are developed showing conventional exponential system response of refraction vs. time R (t) with a characteristic system time constant, in response to a step change of near work environmental conditions. Details from preliminary experimental design using reading ...

02/17/2017
Case Report

A Comparative Study of Anatomic and Functional Outcomes of Two Surgical Techniques of Cataract at Lome

Ayena KD*, Santos KAM, Vonor K, Amedome KM, Wodome A, Strauss G, Nagbe YE, Koffi-Ametooyona A and Balo K

Aim: To compare the anatomical and functional outcomes of cataract surgery with manual small incision cataract surgery (MSICS) to those of extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) in Lome.

Patients and Methods: A prospective study involved two group...

02/21/2017
Short Communication

The “Calcium Paradox” Due To Ca2+/Camp Interaction: New Insights for the Neuroscience Field

Leandro Bueno Bergantin* and Afonso Caricati-Neto

In the cardiovascular field, tachycardia and increment of catecholamine plasma levels (sympathetic hyperactivity) have been reported by hypertensive patients that use L-type Ca2+ channel blockers (CCBs) since 70´s. Our discovery of the involvement of interaction between the intracellular sign...

02/21/2017
Research Article

Neutralizing scFv Antibodies against Infectious Bursal Disease Virus Isolated From a Nlpa-Based Bacterial Display Library

Tianhe Li*, Bing Zhou*, Tingqiao Yu, Ning Li, Xiaochen Guo, Tianyuan Zhang, Jingzhuang Zhao, Liming Xu, Siming Li, Lei Ma, Tingting Li, Liangjun Ding, Mingzhe Sun, Deshan Li# and Jiechao Yin#

Abstract

Infectious bursal disease (IBD) considered as one of the major viral diseases threatening the poultry industry worldwide. The causative agent of the IBD is Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) which replicates in developing B lymphocytes in the bursa of Fabricius leading to...

02/21/2017
Research Article

Impact of Calcium Phosphate Nanoparticles on Rice Plant

Hrishikesh Upadhyaya*, Lutfa Begum, Bishal Dey, P K Nath, and S K Panda

Calcium phosphates are of great interest in medicine, biology, agriculture and materials sciences. The present study evaluates the effect of calcium phosphates nanoparticles on biochemical changes in rice. Nanoparticles increased the growth rate and affect the physiology of the plant. Calcium...

02/22/2017
Editorial

Theranostics: A Unique Concept to Nuclear Medicine

Lucio Mango*

Nuclear Medicine is an integral part of modern healthcare. The use of radioactive nuclides tagged biomolecules, evaluating their distribution in human bodies by SPECT or PET systems, provides longitudinal sets of volumetric and quantitative images that can be used to diagnose a wide range of d...

02/06/2017
Case Report

Retrospective Analysis of Non-Contact ACL Injury Risk: A Case Series Review of Elite Female Athletes

Lee Herrington* and Ros Cooke

Abstract

Background: Literature on ACL injury is limited when assessing for the presence and interaction of multiple risk factors simultaneously. Identifying risk factor interaction may increase the impact of prevention programmes to target ACL injury reduction. The a...

02/22/2017
Research Article

The Impact of a Single Apheretic Procedure on Endothelial Function Assessed by Peripheral Arterial Tonometry and Endothelial Progenitor Cells

Gabriele Cioni*, Francesca Cesari, Rossella Marcucci, Anna Maria Gori, Lucia Mannini, Agatina Alessandrello Liotta, Elena Sticchi, Ilaria Romagnuolo, Rosanna Abbate, Giovanna D’Alessandri

Introduction: Endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) are involved in vascular repair and proliferation, contributing to the long-term outcomes of apheretic treatment. Aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between endothelial function, assessed by levels of bone ma...

02/21/2017
Review Article

Achilles Tendon Injuries: Comparison of Different Conservative and Surgical Treatment and Rehabilitation

Alessandro Bistolfi, Jessica Zanovello, Elisa Lioce, Lorenzo Morino, Raul Cerlon, Alessandro Aprato* and Giuseppe Massazza

Despite its high incidence and the great development of literature, there is still controversy about the optimal management of Achilles tendon rupture. The several techniques proposed to treat acute ruptures can essentially be classified into: conservative management (cast immobilization or fu...

02/13/2017
Research Article

Foot Arch Differences in Elderly People at Standing: Considering Gender and Age

Michel Bertani, Denise Soares*, Everton Rocha and Leandro Machado

Background: The foot is an important and complex structure that provides support, balance and propulsion to locomotion, thus, its proper care can help to have a better life quality avoiding pain. The medial longitudinal arch is an important structure that is related to injury ...

02/10/2017
Research Article

Comparison of two types of strengthening exercises in upper limbs for improvement of wheelchair propulsion in paraplegics

Akanksha Satyavanshi, Monalisa Pattnaik and Patitapaban Mohanty*

Introduction: A reduction in physical activity due to spinal cord injury leads to deconditioning and increased dependency. Manual wheelchair propulsion is a straining form of ambulation and propulsion is based on the use of upper extremities, which are usually capable of produ...

02/20/2017
Case Report

Indications and Results of Coronarography in Senegalese Diabetic Patients: About 45 Cases

Ndao SCT, Gaye ND*, Dioum M, Ngaide AA, Mingou JS, Ndiaye MB, Diao M and Ba SA

Introduction: Coronary disease accounts for 75% of diabetic mortality. Coronary angiography reveals lesions that are often diffuse, staggered and multi-truncated. The objective of this study was to determine the indications and results of coronary angiography in diabetic patients.

M...

02/20/2017
Case Report

Short and Medium-Term Evaluation of Patients in Coronary Post-Angioplasty: Préliminary results at the Cardiology Department of the Hospital University Aristide Le Dantec of Dakar (Senegal): Study on 38 Cases

Dioum M*, Aw F, Masmoudi K, Gaye ND, Sarr SA, Ndao SCT, Mingou J, Ngaide AA, Diack B, Bodian M, Ndiaye MB, Diao M and Ba SA

Introduction: Coronary angioplasty is a safe therapeutic method for coronary disease. However, its major obstacles remain the occurrence of stent thrombosis (ST) and in-stent restenosis (ISR). The aim of this study was to evaluate the short-term and medium-term results of coro...

02/06/2017
Research Article

Inter-Observer Variability of a Commercial Patient Positioning and Verification System in Proton Therapy

Yuanshui Zheng* and Xiaoning Ding

Purpose: Accurate patient positioning is crucial in radiation therapy. To fully benefit from the preciseness of proton therapy, image guided patient positioning and verification system is typically utilized in proton therapy. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the inter-...

02/06/2017
Case Report

Using Mathematical Procedure to Compute the Attenuation Coeffi cient in Spectrometry Field

Mohamed Elsafi, Mona. M. Gouda, Mohamed. S. Badawi*, Abouzeid. A. Thabet, Ahmed. M. El Khatib, Mahmoud. I. Abbas and Kholud. S. Almugren

In gamma-ray spectrometry, the analysis of the environmental radioactivity samples (soil, sediment and ash of a living organism) needs to know the linear attenuation coefficient of the sample matrix. This coefficient is required to calculate the self-absorption correction factor through the sa...