03/30/2017
Editorial

Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio (NLR) in Peripheral Blood: A Novel and Simple Prognostic Predictor of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

Xiaoli Zhang, Ziyuan Zou, Liyu Fan, Xinjie Xu, Yu Siyuan and Peng Luo*

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and almost accounts for 20% of these deaths, however, the cure rate is less than 10% [1]. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for approximately 85% of all cases of lung cancer [1], but fewer than 15% of individuals di...

03/27/2017
Case Report

Dealing with Depression in Family Caregivers

Wai Hing HUI-CHOI*

Aims and objectives: By reporting the use of therapeutic nursing interventions to facilitate the process of change in a depressive elderly caregiver, this paper seeks to underline the importance of fitting interventions to individual clients.

Background:

03/27/2017
Short Communication

Insights for Antihypertensive pharmacotherapy from the“Calcium Paradox” due to Ca2+/camp Interaction

Leandro Bueno Bergantin* and Afonso Caricati-Neto

Several experimental studies performed since 1975, using smooth muscles richly innervated by sympathetic nerves to exclude the autonomic influence of adjusting reflex (rodent vas deferens), showed that L-type voltage-activated Ca2+ channels (VACC) blockers completely inhibited neuro...

03/27/2017
Research Article

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Can Detect Symptomatic Patients with Facet Joint Pain. A Retrospective Analysis

Wolfgang Freund*, Frank Weber, Reinhard Meier and Stephan Klessinger

Background: Low back pain has recently been reported as the leading cause for disability worldwide. The diagnostic value of imaging has been estimated low. Led by own positive experience, however, we hypothesized that MRI can detect signs of facet joint pain.

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03/28/2017
Research Article

Translating an Evidence-Based Physical Activity Service From Context To Context: A Single Organizational Case Study

Marie-Eve Lamontagne, Kelly P Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Jennifer R Tomasone, Isabelle Cummings, Amy E Latimer-Cheung and François Routhier*

Abstract

Background: SCI Action Canada partnered with researchers to adapt an evidence-based leisure-time physical activity (LPTA) counselling service (Get-in-Motion (GIM). A satellite GIM service called Passez à l’action was established within a French-s...

03/30/2017
Research Article

Visualization and Evaluation of Changes after Rapid Maxillary Expansion

Ilija Christo Ivanov*, Jan Dupej, Sarka Bejdova, Veronika Ciganova, Dagmar Strakova and Tatjana Dostalova

Objectives: The aim of the study was to develop a mathematical model for the visualization and evaluation of transversal palatal soft tissue changes; and to carry out a statistical evaluation of the changes in vertical and sagittal dimensions after rapid maxillary expansion tr...

03/31/2017
Research Article

Wave Forces on Vertical Structures in Shallow Water: Numerical Evaluation

Fabio Dentale*, Ferdinando Reale, Angela Di Leo, Eugenio Pugliese Carratelli and Marina Monaco

Abstract

The actions exerted by waves on a coastal structure very much depend upon hydrodynamic processes that originate on shallow waters; even though significant progresses have been made in the last few years towards a full understanding of wave breaking, design work is still large...

03/24/2017
Research Article

Thermal Stress Analysis of a Continuous Rigid Frame Bridge

Shiwei Ge, Yafei Xu*, Xiao Zhou and Shangyu Peng

Abstract

Thermal stress of a continuous rigid frame bridge, based on the temperature gradient in Chinese bridge gauge, using a finite element analysis (FEA) method was investigated. First of all, the temperature effect of the whole bridge was analyzed, and the correlation of the impro...

03/09/2017
Research Article

Burnout and Related Factors in Caregivers of outpatients with Schizophrenia

Hatice Demirbas* and Erguvan Tugba Ozel Kizil

Objectives: Care of a person with schizophrenia involves multiple problems, possibly leading to burnout which is a culturally influenced phenomenon. The aim of this study was to investigate burnout and related factors in caregivers of outpatients with schizophrenia.

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03/27/2017
Case Report

Intestinal obstruction complicated by large Morgagni hernia

Martín Arnau B*, Medrano Caviedes R, Rofin Serra S, Caballero Mestres F and Trias Folch M

Morgagni hernia represents 2-4% of congenital diaphragmatic hernias. Only one-third of them are symptomatic, due to the hernia of abdominal viscera in the thoracic cavity, causing respiratory and digestive problems, some of them serious ones, such as intestinal obstruction. Acute presentation ...

03/23/2017
Case Report

Facial Paralysis During Varicella Zoster Infectıon in a child

Fatih Oghan*, Muhammet Fatih Topuz and Onur Erdogan

Introduction: Primary infection with varicella-zoster virus (VZV) results in chickenpox, characterized by viremia with a diffuse rash and seeding of multiple sensory ganglia, where the virus establishes lifelong latency. Herpes zoster is caused by reactivation of latent VZV in...

03/23/2017
Case Report

Lincoln ’S Highway - A Forgotten Abscess

Suhail Amin Patigaroo*, Zubair Ahmad Lone, Quratul Ain Batool and Sajad Majid Qazi

Introduction: Carotid space is a deep neck space within the carotid sheath. .Mosher called carotid sheath as the Lincoln Highway of the neck. Abscess in this space is rare to be seen by young Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeons in this era of early diagnosis and good antibioti...

03/23/2017
Case Report

Comparative Study of Enophthalmos Treatment with Titanium Mesh Combined with Absorbable Implant vs. Costochondral Graft for Large Orbital Defects in Floor Fractures

Malagon Hidalgo*, Hector Omar, Gonzalez Magana, Fernando, Kalach Mussali, Alberto Jaime, Mejía Valero, Sergio Abraham, Vilchis Lopez, Roberto, Araiza Gomez and Edgardo

Introduction: Several treatment options are available for the optimal treatment for orbital fractures, depending on aesthetic and functional results after orbital wall reconstruction.The objective of this study is to compare the effect and safety of large orbital floor fractur...

03/23/2017
Short Communication

Cardiac Manifestations on Anti- Phospholipid Syndrome

Faisal AH

Antiphospholipid syndrome may present in various ways from cutaneous manifestation, obstetric complications, neurological manifestation, and cardiac manifestation to renal involvement. There are many cardiac complication of anti-phospholipid syndrome, among them are valvular dysfunction, pulmo...

03/23/2017
Research Article

The Risk Factors for Ankle Sprain in Cadets at a Male Military School in Iran: A Retrospective Case-control Study

Farzad Najafipour*, Farshad Najafipour, Mohammad Hassan Majlesi and Milad Darejeh

Introduction: Ankle sprain is a widespread impairment in sport groups; this impairment leads to an absence from the workplace. The ankle sprains incidence rates are induced by height, weight, BMI, physical fitness, level of match, classification of sport, and personal exposure...

03/21/2017
Research Article

3-Dimensional Versus 2-Dimensional Comparison of Knee Valgus Collapse during Vertical Jump: Clinical Implications for ACL Risk of Injury Assessment

Guilherme M. Cesar*, Chase M. Pfeifer and Judith M. Burnfield

Abstract

Time-efficient screening of lower extremity biomechanics to identify potential injurious movement patterns is crucial within athletic medicine settings. When considering biomechanical risk factors for anterior cruciate ligament injuries, several screening tests have been used...

03/15/2017
Case Report

Recurrent Cardiac Events Driven by Prothrombotic Burden in a Patient Undergoing Lipoprotein Apheresis for High Lp(a) Levels

Gabriele Cioni*, Rossella Marcucci, Rosanna Abbate and Giovanna D’Alessandri

Introduction: Lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] is a marker for cardiovascular disease, involved in pathogenesis and progression of atherosclerosis. In selected high-risk patients, lipoprotein-apheresis could optimize secondary prevention and improve prognosis.

Aim:

03/09/2017
Review Article

Rhabdomyoblasts in Pediatric Tumors: A Review with Emphasis on their Diagnostic Utility

Giuseppe Angelico*, Eliana Piombino, Giuseppe Broggi, Fabio Motta and Saveria Spadola

Rhabdomyosarcoma is a soft tissue pediatric sarcoma composed of cells which show morphological, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural evidence of skeletal muscle differentiation. To date four major subtypes have been recognized: embryonal, alveolar, spindle cell/sclerosing and pleomorphic.Al...

03/03/2017
Research Article

The Effects of Pharmacological Carbonic Anhydrase Suppression on Defence Responses of Potato Leaves To Phytophthora Infestans

Jolanta Floryszak-Wieczorek and Magdalena Arasimowicz-Jelonek*

In this study we proposed carbonic anhydrase (CA) asan important element of basal resistance during the potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)-Phytophthora infestans interaction.We found a different β-CAexpression pattern in incompatible vs. compatible systems corre...

03/20/2017
Case Report

An Unusual Cause of Anterolateral Ankle Pain and Snapping

Vasileios Triantafyllis* and Roshin Thomas

Introduction

Most patients with anterolateral ankle pain report some history of trauma as the precipitating event. In the majority of cases of anterolateral ankle pain with no history of trauma the cause is proliferative synovitis, especially in the area of the anteroinferior tibiofib...

03/17/2017
Review Article

The Utility of Acupuncture in Sports Medicine: A Review of the Recent Literature

Michael Malone*

Abstract

Introduction:Acupuncture is a practice that has been used to treat multiple medical conditions for thousands of years and is one of the most popular alternative treatments applied in Western medical practice. Acupuncture is a modality that has significant pot...

03/16/2017
Original Article

Parents Take-On Concussion: Advances in Sideline Research and Culture in Youth Sports

Arlene Silverio, Scott Briggs, Lisena Hasanaj, Jeffrey Hurd, Jr, Max Lahn, Liliana Serrano, Lucy Cobbs, Jenelle Raynowska, Rachel Nolan, Joel Birkemeier, Dennis Cardone, Steven L Galetta and Laura J. Balcer*

Abstract

Identifying concussion and initiating removal from play is challenging for even the most diligent youth sports organizations. Empowering parents to implement removal from play protocols and sideline testing may be the most practical plan at community levels to protect young a...

03/14/2017
Review Article

Critical Management of Status Epilepticus

Farahnaz Fallahian* and Seyed MohammadReza Hashemian*

Seizure is clinical manifestation of sudden disruption of the normal electrical activity of cortical neurons. The brain electrical activity is periodically disturbed, alteration in neural cell integrity, increase in firing impulses and spread to adjacent normal neurons result in temporary brai...

03/20/2017
Research Article

Normal Value of Skull Base Angle Using the Modified Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technique in Thai Population

Siriporn Hirunpat*, Nat Wimolsiri and Nuttha Sanghan

Purpose: To determine the normal value of basal angle measured using the modified MR imaging technique in Thai population compared with the standard value obtained from the Western population.

Material and Methods: We retrospectively evaluated midli...

03/10/2017
Research Article

Evaluation of Horizontal Lip Position in Adults with Different Skeletal Patterns: A Cephalometric Study

Vinay V Umale, Kamlesh Singh, Aftab Azam, Madhvi Bhardwaj and Rohit Kulshrestha*

Aim: To evaluate sexual dimorphism in horizontal lip position in adults with different skeletal patterns.

Material and Methods: The sample comprised of 120 patients (Females 18 years and above, Males 21 years and above) with no history of previous o...