06/05/2019
Research Article

Radiofrequency ablation for snoring and sleep apnoea

Shah Neha*

Radiofrequency proves to be a useful tool for snoring sleep apnoea cases. Its advantage includes relative precision in incision making, relative bloodless fields if used appropriately, decrease postoperative pain and excellent healing with fibrosis which aids in stiffening tissues.

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06/27/2019
Mini Review

Circulating platelet-derived vesicle in atrial fi brillation

Alexander E Berezin* and Alexander A Berezin

Platelet vesiculation is common factor contributing in coagulation and thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Platelet-derived vesicles are involved in the coagulation, thromboembolism, microvascular inflammation, arterial stiffness, vascular calcification, atherosclerotic ...

06/27/2019
Research Article

A forensic treatment-monitoring study of an adult with attentiondefi cit disorder with hyperactivity and substance use disorder

Niels Peter Nielsen and Elisabeth H Wiig*

Background: The patient in this study experienced a childhood marked by conflicts within the family, physical abuse, frequent changes of school settings, truancy, and unspecified learning disabilities. After leaving school at age 17, she was chronically depressed, had anger at...

06/27/2019
Procedure

Thirteen steps for office hysteroscopy with minimal discomfort

Ricardo Bassil Lasmar* and Bernardo Portugal Lasmar

Abstract

The Office hysteroscopy (OH) is a important procedure to make diagnosis and sometimes, treatment, of intrauterine pathology, without getting the patient to Operating Room. Its advantages are very well known: less costs, fast diagnosis, see and treat and several others. It'...

06/20/2019
Rapid Communication

Utilization of post abortal contraceptive use and associated factors among women who came for abortion service at Debre Berhan Hospital, Debre Berhan, Ethiopia March 2019: Institution based cross sectional study

Abebe Muche*, Bekalu Bewket, Eferem Ayalew and Endale Demeke

Abstract

Background: Post abortion family planning (PAFP) is the initiation and use of family planning methods immediately after, and within 48 hours of an abortion, before fertility returns. In most women fertility returns on average about two weeks after an abortion...

06/27/2019
Research Article

C-reactive protein is associated with ventricular repolarization dispersion among patients with metabolic syndrome

Ylber Jani*, Atila Rexhepi, Bekim Pocesta, Ahmet Kamberi, Fatmir Ferati, Sotiraq Xhunga, Artur Serani, Dali Lala, Agim Zeqiri and Arben Mirto

Background: An increasing body of evidence indicates that inflammatory activation profoundly impacts the electrophysiological properties of cardiomyocytes. A marker of systemic inflammation such as C-reactive
protein(CRP), is associated with all parameters of the Mtabo...

06/20/2019
Case Report

Acute viral myocarditis due to Influenza H3N2 infection resembling an acute coronary syndrome: A case report

Carlos Jesus Rodriguez-Zuñiga, Leonel Martínez-Ramírez, Carlos Alberto Guizar-Sanchez, Mauricio Quetzal Trejo-Mondragon and Nilda Espinola-Zavaleta*

A 16-year-old man with history of two weeks-flu like symptoms with intermittent fever. He came to the emergency department with 2 hours-chest pain that radiates to the back and upper extremities. At the admission he was hemodynamically stable with normal blood pressure The ECG showed sinus rhy...

06/21/2019
Research Article

Bone marrow histology in CALR mutated thrombocythemia and myelofi brosis: results from two cross sectional studies in 70 newly diagnosed JAK2/MPL wild type thrombocythemia patients

Jan Jacques Michiels, Yonggoo Kim, Myungshin Kim, Francisca Valster, Vincent Potters, Zwi Berneman, Alain Gadisseur, Wilfried Schroyens and Hendrik De Raeve

The clinical phenotypes in 268 JAK2V617F mutated MPN patients in the Seoul study were PV in 101, ET in 95 and MF in 78 and 56 CALR mutated MPN consisted of PV in none, ET in 40 and MF in 16 cases. CALR mutated MPN patients were younger than JAK2V617F mutated MPN patients (mean ages 57.5 and 66...

06/27/2019
Review Article

Altitude sickness and Antarctic polar plateau: A review

KP Mishra* and Shashi Bala Singh

Antarctica is known for its extreme environmental conditions. It is the best model to study multiple stress factors at a time on human physiological responses. Although the coastal Antarctica is on Sea level but the Antarctic plateau or pole at high altitude. Since Antarctica is also becoming ...

06/27/2019
Research Article

Alternate day outpatient hemodialysis schedule is the appropriate practical alternative schedule to improve patients’ outcomes

Nasrulla Abutaleb*

The rise in all-cause and cardiovascular mortality and hospitalization rates among the hemodialysis (HD) patients after the long weekly inter-dialysis interval is very impressive. In fact, there is an additional long-term morbidity risk besides this acute rise in mortality and hospitalizations...

06/21/2019
Research Article

Causes of hospital admission of chronic kidney disease patient in a tertiary kidney care hospital

Salman Imtiaz*, Ruqaya Qureshi, Amna Hamid, Beena Salman, Murtaza F Drohlia and Aasim Ahmad

Background: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at the risk of increase hospital admission as compared to the general population, due to various reasons. They have increased vulnerability to cardiovascular diseases (CVD) as well as infections, therefore they usually...

06/27/2019
Review Article

Possible links between consumption of A1 “like” milk And Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)

Mohammad Raies Ul Haq*, Asima H, Aarif B

During the last three decades, there has been an interesting debate on the intake of A1 ‘like” milk and incidence of type 1 diabetes (T1D) in genetically predisposed individuals. The epidemiological, ecological and case-control studies have concrete pieces of evidences in favor of the hypo...

06/28/2019
Short Communication

Nanotherapeutic agent for cancer: Miracle or catastrophe

Archna Dhasmana*

Short Communication

Nanotechnology is a smart technology in the field of biomedical engineering used for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Nanodrugs provide better encapsulation of drug and efficiency at low dosage to kill the targeted tissue/cells. However, the chances of chro...

06/25/2019
Review Article

Connected Health Apps and Devices: Implications for Healthcare Delivery

Helen Figge* and Joseph C Kvedar

Healthcare is realizing the importance of health information technology - its applications and devices in play today. Advancing healthcare best practices will rely on up to date data and analysis to provide the most effective forms of therapy. Healthcare is becoming more reliant on patients wh...

06/17/2019
Review Article

Utilizing Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy (Diapulse®) for Drug- Free Pain Management to Eliminate Reliance on Opioids for Non-Malignant Chronic Pain: A literature Review and Proposal for Pilot Study

Thomas A Sharon

The Federal and State governments have declared the presence of an opioid addiction pandemic in the United States claiming the lives of more than 55,000 in 2015 (Rudd RA, Seth P, David F and Scholl L. 2016). The pharmaceutical manufacturers of the numerous FDA-approved opioid drugs are raking ...

06/13/2019
Short Communication

Not-motorized Implantable Cardiac Assistance (NICA): Hemodynamic concepts and clinical perspectives

Philippe Caimmi*, Martinelli GL and Barbieri G

The considerable improvements in cardiac support systems technologies have not solved until now the problem of connecting the cardiac assistance devices (CAD) to external energy sources, which makes these Patients at risk of lethal infections and dependent on external batteries with few hours ...

06/18/2019
Review Article

Trans-abdominal cervical cerclage revisited

John Svigos*

Summary

Changes in contemporary obstetric and gynaecological practice in relation to ultrasound cervical screening during pregnancy, the treatment of intra-epithelial cervical neoplasia and laparoscopic surgery have resulted in an increased utilization of trans-abdominal cervico-isthm...

06/12/2019
Research Article

Biodegradation of waste streams containing benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene (BTEX): Practical implications and brief perspectives

Srishti Singh*

Introduction

Benzene (B), toluene (T), ethylbenzene (E) and xylene (X), collectively named as BTEX are mono-aromatic ring compounds with a 6-carbon benzene ring. Due to the presence of the aromatic ring, these compounds, especially benzene, are generally considered to be non-reactive ...

06/11/2019
Review Article

Stoichiometric approach to redox back titrations in ethanol analyses

Anna M Michałowska-Kaczmarczyk and Tadeusz Michałowski*

Abstract

This article refers to calculations involved with determination of ethanol, analyzed according to redox back titration principle. A quantitative reasoning, based on logical sequence of statements, is presented for derivation of the formulas required to calculate the results o...

06/05/2019
Review Article

Host biomarkers for early diagnosis of infectious diseases: A comprehensive review

Arindam Chakraborty* and Singh Monica

Biomarkers have been used in the diagnosis of disease and other conditions for many decades. There are diverse ranges of analytical targets, including metabolites, nucleic acids and proteins were used as a biomarker. Clinical diagnoses already rely heavily on these for patient disease classifi...

06/04/2019
Research Article

Correlation between mandibular condylar position and clinical dysfunction index after bilateral sagittal split osteotomies

Kalach Mussali Alberto J* Gonzalez-Magana Fernando and Malagon Hidalgo Hector O

Several articles have discussed mandibular condyle position after bilateral sagittal split osteotomies (BSSO). However, previous studies have sought to establish a relationship between orthognathic surgery and the improvement of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) signs and symptoms.Also, they have ...

06/07/2019
Research Article

Transcatheter Arterial Embolization for the treatment of upper gastrointestinal bleeding

Mohammed Habib* and Majed Alshounat

Background: Transcatheter arterial embolization can be used for patients with recurrent bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal tract after failed endoscopic treatment. Our aim to identify the clinical and technical factors that influenced the outcome of transcatheter emboliz...

06/04/2019
Review Article

A few observations of clinical importance

Syed Abdul Kader*

This article reflects the opinion on a few of my clinical experiences involving symptoms and signs which are not mentioned in standard textbooks on medicine or clinical methods. These are clinical and a few radiological signs which I think worth discussing by clinical community, includes Musli...

06/04/2019
Case Report

Brachial pseudoaneurysm associated with median nerve injury as a complication of peripherally inserted central catheter: A case report

Paulo Kauffman*, Alfredo S Helito, Mairy JA Poltronieri, Marcos R Garcia and Publio CC Viana

Introduction: Peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) have been increasingly used as an alternative to conventional central venous catheters for long-term administration of chemotherapy, antibiotics, parenteral nutrition, and hydration in patients with difficult...

06/07/2019
Research Article

Transcatheter embolization of congenital vascular malformations, single center experience

Mohammed Habib* and Majed Alshounat

Background: Congenital Vascular malformation relatively rare and extremely varied clinical presentations. The purpose of our study was to present our initial experience of embolization in a series of 26 patients with congenital vascular malformation to assess retrospectively t...

06/04/2019
Case Report

Eosinophilic otitis media and eosinophilic asthma: Shared pathophysiology and response to anti-IL5

Marieke T Drijver-Messelink*, Mariette Wagenaar, Jacqueline van der Meij and Anneke ten Brinke

Asthma is a highly prevalent airway disease with multiple phenotypes [1,2]. Adult-onset eosinophilic asthma is a severe asthma subtype associated with more frequent and severe exacerbations, the development of persistent airflow limitation and a poorer quality of life. This type of asthma is m...

06/04/2019
Research Article

Assessing the stand size of bay trees (Persea spp.) after exposure to laurel wilt disease in a North Florida Preserve

Anthony M Rossi* and Christopher Bentzien

Although laurel wilt disease was first reported in the United States in 2002 from redbay trees (Persea borbonia) around Savannah, Georgia it has rapidly spread throughout the southeastern coastal plain including Georgia and Florida. In the current study, transects were used to assess ...

06/07/2019
Research Article

Impact of the Israeli attacks at 2014 on incidence of STEMI in Gaza

Mohammed Habib* and Belal Aldabbour

For 51 days, Gaza was pummeled down by the Israeli military in a war known as Operation Protective Edge. During the 50 days (7-7-204 to 28-8-2014) of the Israeli campaign, 2104 Palestinians were killed, including 253 women (12%) and 495 children (24%). According to the UN, at least 69% of Pale...

06/04/2019
Research Article

Single-centre real world experience of the Mynx Femoral closure device in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention

Thirunavukarasu S, Zaman M, Hayat A, Aghamohammadzadeh R and Malik N

Background: Vascular closure devices are routinely used following femoral artery access to perform percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). A number of devices are available on the market. We have reported previously on our experience of the Mynx device following diagnostic ...

06/03/2019
Case Report

Massive gastrointestinal bleeding; never too old to be due to Meckel’s Diverticulum - A case report and literature review

Subhi Mansour, Kenan Halloun and Safi Khuri*

Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a very common medical problem encountered in the acute care setting, and is a major cause of admission to hospitals with about 300,000 patients admitted annually. Obscure GI bleeding, defined as persistent or recurrent bleeding following initial negative upper...

06/05/2019
Research Article

Knowledge and views about coordinated individual planning from the perspective of active older adults

Ingela Jobe, Asa Engstrom and Birgitta Lindberg*

Background: Today’s older adults are often well informed and want to participate in decision-making processes. The coordinated individual planning process offers them active involvement in deciding and owning how their care will be managed.

Aim: T...