02/17/2020
Mini Review

Angiotensin II type 1 receptor and the activation of Myosin Light-Chain Kinase and Protein Kinase C-βII: Mini Review

Gerry A Smith*

Summary

The involvement of the angiotensin II type 1 receptor in the Frank-Starling Law of the Heart, where the various activations are very limited, allows simple analysis of the kinase systems involved and thence extrapolation of the mechanism to that of angiotensin control of activ...

02/06/2020
Case Report

Delayed penile prosthesis implantation in the delayed presentation of ischemic priapism

Irzi Mohamed*, Tarik Mhanna, Wassim Alaoui Mhammedi, Amine Houmaidi, Chenoufi Mehdi and Ali Barki

Abstract

Priapism is currently defined as a prolonged painful erection without sexual stimuli, if priapism persists > 36 hours, conservative treatment does not lead to detumescence.
The most common etiologies are: medications into corpora cavernosa, anti-psychotics, anti-hyp...

02/06/2020
Research Article

In vitro and preventative field evaluations of potential biological control agents and synthetic fungicides for control of Clarireedia jacksonii sp. nov.

Jeffery W Marvin, Robert A Kerr*, Lambert B McCarty, William C Bridges, S Bruce Martin and Christina E Wells

Abstract

Clarireedia jacksonii sp. nov. Formerly Sclerotinia homoeocarpa F.T. Bennett, the causal agent of dollar spot (DS), is the most destructive pathogen in turfgrass. Symptoms appear as circular patches 10-40 mm in diameter with small tan lesions surrounded by a darker band, some...

02/05/2020
Research Article

Heterotopic Gastric Mucosa of the Proximal Esophagus: An Under recognized Entity

Sarhani Asmae*, Paupard Thierry, Ghani Sara, Salihoun Mouna and Kabbaj Nawal

Abstract

Heterotopic gastric mucosa (HGM) is an islet of gastric mucosa within the esophageal mucosa. These lesions can sit throughout the digestive tract and rarely in the upper third of the esophagus. The pathophysiology of HGM remains poorly understood.

Our study aims to ...

02/04/2020
Review Article

Rubella infection: Advances and challenges in the diagnosis and prevention of Congenital Rubella Syndrome

Amelia Nkutxi Vueba* and Maria do Ceu Sousa

Abstract

Rubella remains an important pathogen worldwide, with many cases of congenital rubella syndrome per year. Rubella vaccination is included in the vaccination program of many countries. WHO has set goals for the elimination of measles and rubella and prevention of congenital ru...

02/04/2020
Research Article

Medicinal plant extract associated with bacterial cellulose membrane: Antibacterial activity and physicochemical properties

Fernando Batain, Kessi Crescencio, Thais Alves, Juliana Ferreira Souza, Venâncio Amaral, Juliana Castro, Carolina Santos, Angela Jozala, Luciane Lopes* and Marco Chaud*

Abstract

Burns injuries induce a state of immunodepression that predisposes to a bacterial infectious complication that leads to several comorbid diseases and high mortality rate. Previous studies about anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of Aloe vera (L.) Burm...

02/05/2020
Research Article

Case-based education to improve learning and faculty teaching of residents and students in a clinical setting

Elizabeth A Wetzel and Diane E Lorant*

Abstract

Introduction: Current pediatric residents spend less time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and as a result, resident exposure to neonatal pathophysiology has decreased. Engaging learners efficiently while balancing clinical demands is challenging. P...