04/30/2019
Review Article

Sleeplessness and health

Sunitha V, Jeyastri Kurushev, Felicia Chitra and Manjubala Dash*

Sleep influences each intellectual and physical health. It’s essential for a person’s well-being. The reality is when we see at well-rested people, they’re working at an exclusive degree than people making an attempt to get by way of on 1 or 2 hours much less nightly sleep. Loss of sleep...

04/23/2019
Research Article

Effectiveness of therapeutic ultrasound and kinesio tape in treatment of tennis elbow

Hamza Shaheen, Azzam Alarab* and Muntaser S Ahmad

Objective: To investigate the effect of kinesio tape and therapeutic ultrasound on pain and hand grip strength associated with tennis elbow.

Material and Methods: Twenty male and female patients with age from 20-50 years suffering from lateral epico...

04/17/2019
Research Article

The PVSG/WHO versus the Rotterdam European clinical, molecular and pathological diagnostic criteria for the classification of myeloproliferative disorders and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPD/MPN): From Dameshek to Georgii, Vainchenker and Michiels 1950-2018

Jan Jacques Michiels* and Hendrik De Raeve

The present article extends the PVSG-WHO criteria into a simplified set of Rotterdam and European Clinical, Molecular and Pathological (RCP/ECMP) criteria to diagnose and classify the myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). The crude WHO criteria still miss the masked and early stages of ET and P...

04/15/2019
Research Article

Primary myelofibrosis is not primary anymore since the discovery of MPL515 and CALR mutations as driver causes of mono-linear megakaryocytic and dual megakaryocytic granulocytic myeloproliferation and secondary myelofibrosis

Jan Jacques Michiels* and Hendrik De Raeve

Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is a distinct clinicopathological myeloproliferatve disease (MPD) not preceded by any other MPD ET, PV, CML,... Combined use of bone marrow histology and increased erythrocyte counts above 5.8x1012/L can replace increased red cell mass at time of presentation as the...

04/25/2019
Mini Review

Handwashing in healthcare today: Why haven’t we gotten better?

Nicholas S Carte*

In 2010, a study identified that only about 40 percent of doctors and other health care providers comply with proper hand hygiene techniques in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. These statistics are alarming as healthcare professionals are the ones who set the gold standard for hygien...

04/26/2019
Case Report

An uncommon cause of isolated ascites: Pseudomyxoma peritonei

Louly Hady*, I Nassar, K Znati and N Kabbaj

Pseudomyxoma peritonei or Gelatinous Peritoneal Disease is a rare disease. We report a case treated in the department of Hepato-Gastroenterology at Ibn Sina Hospital in Rabat, of a 64-year-old male who presented with an abdominal pain and an increased volume of the abdomen corresponding to asc...

04/19/2019
Research Article

Determine seroprevalence and associated risk factors of HBV infection among pregnant women and it relationship with blood transfusion at Hargeisa Group Hospital, Hargeisa, Somaliland

Abdullah Al-Mamari*

Background: The measures are being put in place for the management of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in Hargeisa, Somaliland among pregnant women remain the most vulnerable to develop chronic hepatitis. Routine screening in pregnant women is therefore necessary for effectiv...

04/23/2019
Research Article

Demographic survey and management outcome of Post-Neonatal Tetanus at the Ekiti state university teaching hospital, Ado Ekiti

Ajite AB*, Ogundare EO, Oluwayemi IO, Olatunya OS, Babatola A, Taiwo A, Komolafe A and Fatunla O

Background: Tetanus continues to threaten the survival of children in spite of it being a vaccine prev...

04/29/2019
Research Article

Head impact exposure comparison between male and female amateur rugby league participants measured with an instrumented patch

King DA*, Hume PA, Cummins C, Clark T, Gissane C and Hecimovich M

Background: Epidemiological studies report that females experience greater rates of concussion when compared with males. Biomechanical factors may result in greater post-impact head velocities and accelerations for a given force for females when compared with males.

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04/25/2019
Research Article

A qualitative method for determining the surfaces between asphalt layers using ABAQUS software

Seyed Masoud Hadian*

Abstract

The analytical models are mainly combined with numerical equations for the problems of the pavement under the wheel load. Different assumptions can be considered, such as elastic asphalt and viscoelastic as well as static or dynamic load. Mainly on deformation at the bottom o...

04/16/2019
Research Article

Study the effect of transient vibration on multi-storey building structure according to equivalent spring-mass system performed by Ansys

Dinesh Sen and Anosh Kujur*

Abstract

The carried work has based on transient vibration response of multiple degrees of freedom (MDOF) system. By this work study of Time–history analysis and prediction of the displacement for excitation has done. For the MDOF system, we have taken the four-storey building t...

04/26/2019
Review Article

Topical Management of chronic rhinosinusitis - A literature review

Aremu Shuaib Kayode* and Tesleem Olayinka Orewole

Introduction

Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is an inflammatory condition involving nasal passages and the paranasal sinuses for 12 weeks or longer [1]. It can be subdivided into three types: CRS with nasal polyposis (CRS with NP), CRS without nasal polyposis (CRS without NP), and Allerg...

04/15/2019
Research Article

Stability determination of candidate reference genes in cucumber plants subjected to stresses from Phytophthora melonis

Rui Wang, Hu Du, Qingmin Jin, Yu’e Lin, Yujuan Zhong, Chunpeng Yao, Xiaomei Xu and Tingquan Wu*

Stable reference genes are indispensable for ensuring the fidelity of determined gene expression levels. However, the expression levels of reference genes are unable to remain constant under all possible experimental conditions. Therefore, the stability determination of reference genes is nece...

04/19/2019
Letter to the Editor

Do you really want to improve the results of treatment for acute pneumonia?

Klepikov Igor*

The question raised in the title of this letter is a natural consequence of the findings and conclusions that have been growing steadily in recent years regarding the results of treatment for acute pneumonia (АР). If you look at the publications of recent years in this field of medicine, it ...

04/16/2019
Research Article

The pattern of blood pressure and renal function among children with Sickle Cell Anaemia presenting in a tertiary health institution in Nigeria

Adebukola Ajite*, Ezra Ogundare, Oludare Oluwayemi, Oladele Olatunya, Oluwasola Oke, Kayode Tolorunju and Evelyn Omoniyi

Background: In sickle cell anemia (SCA), compromise of the renal vasculature due to sickled red cells has been recognized.

Objectives: To assess the renal function and blood pressure pattern in children with sickle cell anaemia (SCA) presentin...

04/15/2019
Research Article

Can bloodstream infection be predicted by nasal culture in hemodialysis patients?

Behrooz Broumand*, Shahram Boroumandi, Zahra Rahbar, Mehrdad Sheikhvatan and Maryam Shahroukh

The blood and drainage cultures are suggested for early diagnosis of bloodstream infection (BSI), which are time consuming and laborious. Nasal colonization of bacteria is one of the modalities, occasionally can predict BSI. We hypothesized that nasal culture, as an accessible fluid may be hel...

04/02/2019
Research Article

Knowledge, attitude, practice and associated factors towards nursing care documentation among nurses in West Gojjam Zone public hospitals, Amhara Ethiopia, 2018

Atsedemariam Andualem*, Tarekegn Asmamaw, Mezinew Sintayehu, Tiliksew Liknaw, Afework Edmealem, Bekalu Bewuket and Mihretie Gedfew

Background: In health care systems nursing care documentation is a vital and powerful tool that ensures continuity of care and communication between health personnel for better patient outcomes. Knowledge, attitude and practice of nurses’ towards nursing care documentation a...

04/03/2019
Review Article

Hypertension as a persistent public health problem. A position paper from Alliance for a Healthy Heart, Mexico

Luis Alcocer, Humberto Alvarez-Lopez, Gabriela Borrayo-Sanchez, Ernesto German Cardona-Munoz, Adolfo Chavez-Mendozaa, Enrique Diaz y Diaz, Jose Manuel Enciso-Munoz, Hector Galvan-Osegueraα, Enrique Gomez-Alvarez, Pedro Gutierrez-Fajardo, Hector Hernandez y Hernandez, Francisco Javier Leon-Hernandez, Jose Antonio Magana-Serrano, Jose Zacarias Parra-Carrillo and Martin Rosas-Peralta*

Today, Mexico has more than 130 million inhabitants; 85 millions of them are adults of 20 or more years old. The population pyramid is still one of base wider and this base corresponds to adults younger than 54 years old. Despite predictions made 20 years ago, about a transformation of the pop...

04/03/2019
Case Report

A serious pulmonary infection secondary to disseminated Strongyloidiasis in a patient with Nephrotic syndrome

Mingming Ma, Shuang Cui, Ting Luo, Zhanhua Chen, Xiangnan Dong, Sibo Huang and Lianghong Yin*

We report a case involving infection with Strongyloides stercoralis found in the sputum of a 66-year-old male patient who had a medical history of nephrotic syndrome and was treated with methylprednisolone and monthly intravenous cyclophosphamide therapy 3 months previously. This patient prese...

04/03/2019
Research Article

Peritonitis: Culprit for peritoneal dialysis decline

Kishore Kumar*, Jais Kumar and Chaudhri Naureen

Peritonitis is the main complication of peritoneal dialysis caused the withdrawal of treatment like peritoneal dialysis which was used as primary treatment modality few years back in Pakistan. With this motto to know the exact cause of peritonitis this retrospective study was done and 35 out o...

04/03/2019
Case Report

Anti-glomerular basement membrane disease: A case report of an uncommon presentation

Natalia Silva*, Luis Oliveira, Monica Frutuoso and Teresa Morgado

Anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) disease is an uncommon autoimmune disease that classically presents as an aggressive necrotizing and crescentic glomerulonephritis (CG), with or without pulmonary hemorrhage, and typically does not relapse. The pathologic hallmark is linear staining...

04/02/2019
Opinion

Managing epileptic women in pregnancy

Sarmad Muhammad Soomar* and Saima Rajpali

Opinion

Epilepsy is commonly seen in women of reproductive age and it is affecting their reproductive and pregnancy outcomes in an adverse manner [1]. It has seen that there are increased numbers of maternal deaths of pregnant women with epilepsy than those who have no any epilepsy sy...

04/05/2019
Case Report

Local recurrence after enlarged total nephrectomy

Mahdi Graiouid, Walid Bai*, Messian Gallouo, Dakir Mohammed, Adil Debbagh and Rachid Aboutaieb

Local isolated recurrence of kidney cancer in the renal lodge after radical nephrectomy is rare and has a poor prognosis. Surgical excision, sometimes even extended to neighboring organs, is currently the only effective treatment for local recurrence of kidney cancer. The interest of new medic...

04/28/2019
Research Article

Isolation and biochemical characterization of Plant Growth Promoting (PGP) bacteria colonizing the rhizosphere of Tef crop during the seedling stage

Zerihun Tsegaye*, Birhanu Gizaw, Genene Tefera, Adey Feleke, Solomon Chaniyalew, Tesfaye Alemu and Fasil Assefa

The use of novel PGPR as bio inoculant is an alternative sustainable agricultural practice to improve soil health, grain quality, increase crop productivity, and conserve biodiversity. The aim of this study is to isolate, and characterized PGP bacteria colonizing tef rhizosphere during the see...