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03/18/2021
Review Article

Explicating the presentations of Acanthamoeba keratitis with special concern in the COVID-19 pandemic ambient

Chrysanthus Chukwuma, Sr*

Abstract

This article presents an overview of information regarding Acanthamoeba keratitis per epidemiology, host-pathogen interactions, clinical manifestations, risk factors, environmental implications, diagnosis, treatment and management as well as COVID-19 characteristics which may...

03/01/2021
Research Article

Evaluation of endothelial function in obese children and adolescents

Hacer Efnan Melek, Ayça Törel Ergür* and Gökçe Kaan Ataç

Abstract

Introduction: Obesity defined as increased fatty mass is progressively rising in recently, even though its affects begins to all systems in childhood and adolescence periods, the most important morbidity and mortality reason of obesity is its effects on the cardiovascular sys...

03/31/2021
Research Article

Which women uses social Internet networks during pregnancy?

Sylvie Viaux-Savelon*, Catherine Fouillet, Nicolas Bodeau and Jacky Nizard

Abstract

Internet has become an important part of our life, including during pregnancy where it is broadly used to find information (84%). The aims of this study were (1) to describe the proportion of women using Internet Social Networks (ISN) concerning their pregnancy, during pre or...

03/17/2021
Review Article

Laparoscopic staging of borderline ovarian tumours – Technique and results

Klimatsouda M, Donoudis C, Kontopoulos G and Daponte A*

Abstract

Borderline Ovarian Tumors (BOT) tend to present more frequently nowadays, especially in younger women. Furthermore fertility preservation and laparoscopic management is often desired and therefore appropriate counselling is challenging and the treatment selection must be made...

03/29/2021
Review Article

Rationality and irrationality in the use of antibiotics in the epiclatino Latin American Neonatal Units

Angela B Hoyos*

Abstract

Background: Recent years have seen chaos in the neonatology use of antibiotics with diverse opinions and recommendations in international guidelines and societies. This has created great uncertainty in which cases to use, for how long, and which tests apply to make these deci...

03/29/2021
Short Communication

Atypical presentation of congenital pneumonia: Value of lung ultrasound

Virginie Meau-Petit* and Grenville F Fox

A term neonate was transferred from a Local Neonatal Unit to our surgical Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on Day 2 due to abdominal distension with radiological appearances suggestive of intestinal obstruction. He was born by Caesarean section with no risk factors for sepsis.

03/25/2021
Research Article

Factors associated with zinc prescription practice among children with diarrhea who visited public health facilities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A cross sectional study

Abenezer Woldegebriel*, Mesfin Beyero and Alemneh Kabeta Daba

Abstract

Background: Diarrhea and nutrient deficiency worsen each other, and zinc is recommended to be included in clinical management of diarrhea. Therefore, this investigation was done to assess zinc prescription practice to children with diarrhea, identify factors associated with z...

03/25/2021
Research Article

An Audit on the implementation of administering Ondansetron in children with acute gastroenteritis and its effect on admission rate

Saskia D’Sa*, Ahad Hussain, Mushtaq Hussain, Zahir Afridi, John Twomey and Irfan Ahmed

Abstract

Acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a common presenting complaint in paediatrics. Most often, the reason for admission into hospital is to initiate intravenous rehydration in patients with severe dehydration and inability to tolerate oral intake. We found that Ondansetron acts as ...

03/23/2021
Research Article

An experimental study on effects of fluoridated water on Abelmoschus esculentus var. Soh-198 (Lady Finger)

Arshi Iram*

Abstract

An experimental study of fluoride (F) accumulation in Abelmoschus esculentus var. Soh-198 and its effect on the growth and crop yield was conducted in a pot experiment. Eight different concentrations of F in the water were used for irrigation ranging from 2 to 14 ppm with dis...

03/23/2021
Mini Review

Phytochemicals candidates as promising preventives and/or curatives for COVID-19 Infection: A brief review

Selma Hamimed*, Nejib Jebli, Rayene Hamimed, Ahmed Landoulsi and Abdelwaheb Chatti

Abstract

The outbreak of new coronavirus acute respiratory disease (SARS-CoV-2) has been a major global challenge for the scientific community to save humanity. While, the unviability of the vaccine keeps most classes of society, especially African countries, suffer from the healthcar...

03/19/2021
Short Communication

Patterns of drugs and alcohol abuse among youth

Tamar Ruth Orowitz*

Abstract

The study attempted to answer several questions: Does the cultural and social background of immigrant youth from the Former Soviet Union (FSU) affect their use of addictive substances? Do these youth show distinctive patterns of drug and alcohol abuse? Do the addictive substa...

03/19/2021
Case Report

Regeneration of deep intrabony periodontal defects with enamel matrix derivative: A case report

Lopes Otão P and Mascarenhas P1*

Summary

A clinical case of treatment of two severe intrabony defects on the aesthetic zone is reported and followed for one year.

The biomaterial of choice was enamel matrix derivative (Emdogain®; Straumann™) alone with a preservation papilla flap and a minimally i...

03/23/2021
Review Article

Cortical spreading depolarizations in the context of subarachnoid hemorrhage and the role of ketamine

Leandro Custódio do Amaral*

Abstract

Delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) is one of the main complications of spontaneous subarachnoid haemorrhage and one of its causes is the cortical spreading depolarizations (CSDs). Cortical spreading depolarizations are waves of neuronal and glial depolarizations in which there i...

03/26/2021
Research Article

Ambivalent sexist attitudes of young adolescents from the province of Jaén: Regarding the use of sexual and/or pornographic content on the internet

María José Calero*, Ana Raquel Ortega Martínez and José Luis Castillo Galán

Abstract

Knowing the possible origin of sexist attitudes in adolescents is essential when educating them to avoid gender violence derived from them. Nurses have an important role in education for the health of children and adolescents, so we must study the risk factors that lead to th...

03/23/2021
Research Article

Experiences of patients with lung cancer receiving concurrent chemo-radiotherapy

Eunsook Choi* and Sunhee Park

Abstract

Purpose: In an aspect of qualitative treatment, this research gathered lung cancer patients’ actual experiences to understand deeply, such as their expectation for treatment results, their difficulties during treatment, and their various requests to their family and med...

Letter to the Editor

Why? It is the question that I ask myself every day, every hour, every second...

Francisco Javier Torres-Gómez*

It is the dart that penetrates deep into my soul, every time I see with my own eyes how the incidence of cancer has grown in recent years.

03/16/2021
Review Article

Evidence-based primary care approach to treating people with COVID-19 infection to prevent life-threatening complications: A review of the evidence for practical application in a clinical setting

Thomas A Sharon*

Abstract

The NIH has published treatment guidelines for treating COVID-19 patients in the hospital. However, as of this writing, there are no established protocols for treating COVID-19 positive patients in primary care. Accordingly, this investigator has taken on the task of reviewin...

03/26/2021
Research Article

Environmental influence on blood serum detection using ultraviolet 365

Kelly P Kearse*

Summary

The major use of alternative light sources (ALS) in the evaluation of bloodstains has been primarily focused on detection of whole blood, with relatively little attention to visualization of blood serum. Serum may become separated from blood pools during clotting, and because ...

03/16/2021
Research Article

Economic disparities and suicides: The dynamic panel data analyses of 50 states in the United States

Bruce Q Swan*

Abstract

The economic inequalities associated with suicide risks among 50 states in the United States were identified in this paper to form the dynamic panel data set from 1981 to 2016. The effects of growing income inequalities on suicides in the Unites States were estimated using th...

03/12/2021
Research Article

Sequence-independent single-primer-amplification (SISPA) as a screening technique for detecting unexpected RNA viral adventitious agents in cell cultures

Davood Bahador, Ashraf Mohammadi, Abolhasan Foroughi and Behnam Alirezaie*

Abstract

The sequence-independent, single-primer amplification (SISPA) enables the random amplification of nucleic acids, allowing the detection and genome sequencing of different viral agents. This feature of SISPA method provides evidence for application of it in monitoring the presen...

03/18/2021
Clinical Image

Aortic dissection complicating carotid dissection and myocardial infarction

Chun-Cheng Chen, Hung-Wen Tsai and Sung-Yuan Hu*

A 58-year-old hypertensive man presented to our insti-tution with acute chest pain and dizziness. Electrocardiogram revealed inferior wall myocardial infarction with suspected right ventricular involvement (Figure 1A).

03/18/2021
Clinical Image

Ketamine-related uropathy and cholangiopathy

Yi-Hsuan Chen, Shian-Shiang Wang and Sung-Yuan Hu*

A 23-year-old man had a 2-year history of ketamine abuse and presented intermittent abdominal pain, urinary urgency and dysuria for one year.

03/09/2021
Clinical Image

Millian´s ear sign: Bilateral ear erythema

Roberto Benavides Arenas* and Juan Camilo Jaramillo

A 79 years old woman presented with one-day history of pain, redness, pain and swelling without discharge in her left ear, later her right ear started with the same symptoms as in her contralateral ear spreading around the scalp and the forehead (Figure 1), she denied fever, or other constitution...

03/24/2021
Research Article

Abdominal obesity in predicting myocardial infarction risk. Waist-to-Hip Ratio: The metric that confused cardiology worldwide for a long time

Angel Martin Castellanos*

Important differences has been found in assessing the effects of obesity on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk [1]. Interestingly, accurate estimation of the body composition (BC) is highly relevant from a public health perspective [2], and it has the importance of being essential in establishing ...

03/19/2021
Review Article

Management of hypertension in Nigeria: The barriers and challenges

Nelson I Oguanobi*

Abstract

In recent years there has been increasing concern about the growing burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in developing countries. Systemic hypertension remains the commonest form of CVD and is identified as a key modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and morta...

03/26/2021
Letter to the Editor

Criteria for paediatric oral liquid form

Daniela Gavrus, Ferran Bossacoma Busquets*, Josep Maria Català, Joan Lluis Vinent Genestar and Miquel Villaronga Flaque

Paediatric hospitals frequently have to face the lack of commercially available medicines suitable or even licensed for their use in paediatrics. Thus, only one-third of all medicines approved by the European Medicines Agency over the period of 1995 to 2005 were licensed for use in children [1].<...

03/25/2021
Research Article

COVID-19 immunologic and toxicological implication: Innate immune sensor and immune escape

Luisetto M*, Ahnaf Ilman, Farhan Ahmad Khan, Khaled Edbey, Gamal Abdul Hamid, Mashori GR, Nili BA, Fiazza C, YesvI R and Latishev Yu O

Abstract

Related COVID-19 and new Variant and treatment like vaccine it is relevant to deeply verify the immunologic implication and in a special way regarding the innate immune sensor system and the evasion of the immune system.

This can be crucial to search for new strateg...

03/08/2021
Case Report

Prostate cancer-associated thrombotic microangiopathy: A case report and review of the literature

HHS Kharagjitsing*, PAW te Boekhorst and Nazik Durdu-Rayman

Abstract

Background: Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a rare and life-threatening complication of prostate carcinoma. Whether plasma exchange has a role in treatment remains a subject of debate. Here we present a case followed by a systematic review of the literature on this subjec...

03/17/2021
Case Report

Giant hepatic cystadenoma mimicking a hydatid cyst: A challenging preoperative diagnosis

Mosaab Ghannouchi, Amina Chaka*, Seifeddine Ben Hammouda, Mohamed Ben Khalifa, Asma Chaouech, Karim Nacef, Kamel Hleli and Moez Boudokhane

Abstract

Biliary cystadenoma is a rare cystic tumor of the liver. It has a high recurrence rate and malignant transformation risk in middle-aged women. Pre-operative diagnosis is difficult because of the lack of clinical, biological and radiological specificity. The confirmation of th...

03/17/2021
Review Article

Prognostic significance of the Central Tumor Size (CTS) in Cervical Cancer (CC) stages IIb and IIIb: What should we do with the FIGO staging system and therapeutic strategies?

Alejandro Soderini*, Alejandro Aragona, Agustin Quintaie, Horacio Moschen and Martín Mendez

Abstract

Cervical cancer constitutes an issue in public health, becoming the leading cause of death by cancer in women between 20-40 years of age in Latin America. In Argentina 5000 new cases are diagnosed each year, where more than 56% are in advanced stages. The aim of the present c...

03/19/2021
Case Report

Cerebral arterial air embolism with anterior spinal cord syndrome after CT-guided hook-wire localization of Lung mass and pulmonary nodule

Noor Sameh Darwich*, Umran Ugur, Mark P Anstadt and Michael J Pedoto

Abstract

Systemic arterial air embolism (SAAE) is a rare but serious complication of CT-guided hook wire localization of pulmonary nodule usually with catastrophic and poor outcome. Hook wire needle localization is done pre-operatively by placing wire around or into the pulmonary nodu...

03/19/2021
Research Article

Higher venom-specific IgE levels differentiate children with previous local large reactions from children with previous systemic reactions of different severity

Pastorello Elide Anna*, Borgonovo Linda, Piantanida Marta, Schroeder Jan Walter, Pravettoni Valerio, Pastori Stefano, Bilo’ Maria Beatrice, Toniato Andrea, Nichelatti Michele, Preziosi Donatella, Aversano Maria Gloria and Farioli Laura

Abstract

Introduction: Risk factors for systemic reactions (SRs) from hymenoptera venom (HV) allergy are well known in the adult population but they have been little studied in the pediatric one.

Method: The aim of our study was to identify risk factors for SRs in a populati...

02/26/2021
Review Article

An update on outpatient competence restoration outcomes: The Washington DC Model

Reston N Bell, Philip J Candilis* and Nicole R Johnson

Abstract

This study provides an update to a previous study exploring time to restoration of adjudicative competence within an Outpatient Competence Restoration Program (OCRP). Authors examined the probability of restoration for individuals referred for outpatient competence restoratio...

03/12/2021
Review Article

Mild to moderate iodine deficiency in pregnancy: A matter of debate

Hossein Delshad and Fereidoun Azizi*

Abstract

During the last few decades painstaking efforts have been made to eliminate iodine deficiency through the world. Nowadays in regions where dietary iodine intake is adequate or borderline, the main focus is increasing dietary iodine supply in the target population during pregn...

03/08/2021
Research Article

Risk of developing eating disorders through the misperception of the body image and the adoption of bad eating habits in a sample of young volleyball athletes

Ramona Fochesato, Sara Guidotti and Carlo Pruneti*

Abstract

Objective: This preliminary study focused on the description of some dysfunctional perceptions of the body image and eating habits in a sample of young.

Methods: The results obtained by 55 amateur and professional volleyball players belonging to volleyball sports cl...

03/02/2021
Research Article

Muscle growth and control of production of sarcomere components

Gerry A Smith*

Abstract

This presentation gives a description of the muscle and sarcomere followed by the main content summarized.

 

03/04/2021
Review Article

Imaging modalities delivery of RNAi therapeutics in cancer therapy and clinical applications

Loutfy H Madkour*

Abstract

The RNA interference (RNAi) technique is a new modality for cancer therapy, and several candidates are being tested clinically. Nanotheranostics is a rapidly growing field combining disease diagnosis and therapy, which ultimately may add in the development of ‘personali...

03/03/2021
Letter to the Editor

Alone in the face of adversity

Francisco Javier Torres-Gómez*

From my desk I could be watching the wind blow or the horses running. Practicing Medicine in a rural setting has these advantages: from time to time you can take the time to admire the beauty that surrounds you in the form of an obligatory pause within a marathon working day, and rest helps refre...

03/03/2021
Case Report

The creative self in anorexics

Dalmotto M* and Fassino S

Abstract

The article describes the interaction of anorexic patients, hospitalized in the Regional Pilot Psychiatric Service for the treatment of Anorexia in the Molinette Hospital of Turin, with the reading volunteering group. On the basis of said interaction, the Creative Self is sea...

03/08/2021
Research Article

Incidence and risk factors of vancomycin-associated acute kidney injury in a single center: Retrospective study

Tanuja Yalamarti, Shahrzad Zonoozi*, Kwabena Adu Ntoso and Pooneh Alborzi

Abstract

Background: There is enough evidence to suggest that vancomycin increases the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) but the exact mechanism is not well understood. This study aims to understand the incidence of vancomycin-associated acute kidney injury (VA-AKI) among hospitalized...

03/08/2021
Research Article

Forensic analysis of private browsing mechanisms: Tracing internet activities

Hasan Fayyad-Kazan*, Sondos Kassem-Moussa, Hussin J Hejase and Ale J Hejase

Abstract

Forensic analysts are more than ever facing challenges upon conducting their deep investigative analysis on digital devices due to the technological progression. Of these are the difficulties present upon analyzing web browser artefacts as this became more complicated when we...

02/26/2021
Research Article

Pattern of injuries in different types of victims of road traffic accident in central India: A comparative study

Vipul N Ambade*, Sirsat Kunal B and Sharma Manu

Abstract

Death due to road traffic accident (RTA) was one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in India. In the present cross-sectional study, only the victim using two-wheelers, four-wheelers, and pedestrians were included for comparison to determine the pattern of injuri...

03/03/2021
Mini Review

Bleeding complications at the access sites during catheter directed thrombolysis for acute limb ischaemia: Mini review

Elias Noory*, Tanja Böhme, Ulrich Beschorner and Thomas Zeller

Abstract

Acute and subacute ischemia of the lower limbs represents a major emergency with a high in-hospital mortality, complication, and leg amputation rates.

Treatment options for acute limb ischemia include systemic anticoagulation, followed by various catheter based opti...

03/02/2021
Research Article

Experimental research on the mechanism of chemical energy conversion to light energy under thermal induction

Jiping Liu*, Zhuqing Fang, Yinjie Wang and Jia Han

Abstract

Since the discovery of glare illuminators, considerable efforts have been devoted to achieving a breakthrough of high light intensity on the order of magnitude. In this paper, we prepared strong flash blinding agents for the first time by using aluminum powder, oxidant, and a...

02/26/2021
Research Article

Antimicrobial resistance of Klebsiella pneumoniae strains isolated from urine in hospital patients and outpatients

Maja Ostojic, Mahir Hubana, Marija Cvetnić, Miroslav Benić and Zeljko Cvetnić*

Abstract

Background: Klebsiella pneumoniae is a bacterial species that often causes infections in humans. Infections occur most frequently in hospitalised or immunocompromised patients and are treated with antimicrobials. In recent decades, K. pneumoniae has developed significant resi...

02/26/2021
Review Article

Chronic fatigue syndrome and epigenetics: The case for hyperbaric oxygen therapy in biomarker identification

Rajit J Shah*

Abstract

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a poorly-understood respiratory condition that affects millions of individuals. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a treatment option being considered to address CFS as it is suggested to combat fatigue and increase oxygenation. HBOT provide...

02/26/2021
Short Communication

Cyn d 1 airborne allergen in a Southern Brazilian city

Cinthya Covessi Thom de Souza, Nelson Augusto Rosario Filho, Ernesto Akio Taketomi, Juliana Silva Miranda and Ricardo Henrique Moreton Godoi

By researching the factors related to exposure to indoor and outdoor allergens, such seasons, climate changes and particulate matter, allergists can screen the sensitization profile of individuals according to their exposures and conduct preventive treatment and individualized immunotherapy.

02/25/2021
Review Article

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on anti-microbial resistance and secondary microbial infections

KP Mishra*, Priyanka Mishra, AK Singh and SB Singh

Abstract

Corona Virus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) has become one of the most serious diseases in the history of mankind. It has captured the entire world and solutions are yet to be discovered to fight this global crisis. The outcomes of COVID-19 are influenced by a variety of pre-existin...

11/15/2019
Review Article

Alcoholism and its implications for the dental team, an update and review of the literature

Vignesh Eswara Murthy*

Abstract

Precis: This Literature review is intended to provide dental practitioners with an update of the implications that Alcoholism poses to them.
Statement of the problem: Alcoholism raises several distinct problems for dental professionals.

Purpose of the study: ...

02/25/2021
Research Article

A comparative study of single or dual treatment of theranostic 188Re-Liposome on microRNA expressive profiles of orthotopic human head and neck tumor model

Shan-Ying Wang, Liang-Ting Lin, Bing-Ze Linchih, Chih-Hsien Chang, Chun-Yuan Chang, Min-Ying Lin and Yi-Jang Lee*

Abstract

Background: 188Re-liposome has been used for evaluating the theranostic efficacy on human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) at preclinical stages. Here we furthercompared the microRNA expressive profile in orthtopic HNSCC tumor model exposed to 188Re-liposome.

...

02/23/2021
Case Report

Ipratropium induced bronchoconstriction in a young Asthmatic: A case report

H Aleshaa*, J Collindridge and RK Singh

Acute severe Asthma is a common paediatric emergency managed according to the BTS and SIGN guidelines. They recommend that if initial β2 agonist treatment bears no response, frequent Ipratropium Bromide doses can be given every 20-30 minutes [1]. We present a case of paradoxical bronchospasm...

02/19/2021
Research Article

Fluorinated nematicides: Novel classes in the way

Mohamed S Khalil* and Rasha E Selim

Abstract

The demand on non- fumigant nematicides was strongly increased in the last few years, and this interesting in nematicides are due to farmers are needed for safer pesticides and increasing of the regulatory pressure on many of the traditional nematicides. The control of plant ...

02/18/2021
Research Article

Psychotropic drugs prescription block the positive effects of the doctor-patient communication and relationship

Jose Luis Turabian*

Abstract

The fact that general practitioner (GP) or psychiatrist understands the psychosocial effects of prescribing on the doctor-patient relationship is as important, if not more so, than knowing pharmacology. Any prescription of drugs modifies the doctor-patient relationship. Drugs...

02/16/2021
Case Report

Papillary thyroid cancer and cervical lymph mode metastases – optimal preoperative evaluation

George H Sakorafas*

Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is the most common subtype of thyroid cancer and a highly curable malignancy [1]. However, despite its excellent prognosis, cervical lymph node metastases (CLNMs) are present in a significant percentage of patients with papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) (upto 50% &ndas...

02/17/2021
Research Article

A retrospective cohort study to evaluate the relationship of airway hyperresponsiveness to type 2 biomarkers in persistent asthma

Rory Chan, Chris RuiWen Kuo and Brian Lipworth*

Abstract

Airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) is a hallmark of persistent asthma measured using direct or indirect airway bronchial challenge testing. The purpose of this study is to investigate the putative relationships between type 2 inflammatory biomarkers, airway geometry (FEV1 and F...

02/16/2021
Research Article

COVID-19 New variant and air pollution relationship: how airborne mutagens agent can act on genoma viruses expression: Hypothesis of work

Luisetto M, Naseer Almukthar, Gamal Abdul Hamid, Tarro G, Khaled Edbey, Nili BA, Ghulam Rasool Mashori, Ahmed Yesvi Rafa and Latyshev O Yu

Abstract

Before actual COVID-19 pandemia coronavirus was not so dangerous like now.
In December 2019 - January 2020 in Wuhan first and then in other places this coronavirus was responsible of a first wave of severe pulmonitis responsible of many deaths.

Wuhan and othe...

02/16/2021
Review Article

Living with ‘Long COVID-19’: The long-term complications and sequelae

Vinod Nikhra*

Abstract

Introduction - the perennial pandemic: It is being increasingly realised that the COVID-19 may have become the new reality associated with human existence world over and the mankind may have to live with it for years or even decades. Further, the grievous nature of the diseas...

02/15/2021
Research Article

FITT-CORRECT: Updated dynamic and evidence-based principle of exercise prescription

Shambhu P Adhikari*, Jarugool Tretriluxana, Rubee Dev, Emily Eglitis, Nistha Shrestha and Cheryl Kerfeld

Abstract

Objective: The FITT (Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type) principle is an effective foundation in EP. However, the CORRECT components; C–Combination of interventions, O–Order of the Interventions, R–Repetitions, R–Rest period between sets and between ...

02/15/2021
Case Report

Recurrent hydrothorax due to diaphragmatic perforation post hepatocellular carcinoma radiofrequency ablation: A case report

Laia Aceituno*, Alba Prió, Fernando L Ascanio, Xavier Serres-Créixams, Beatríz Mínguez, Joan Genescà, Lluís Castells and Ares A Villagrasa

Abstract

Radiofrequency ablation is one of the most commonly used therapies for potentially curative small hepatocellular carcinoma. Although radiofrequency is usually a safe procedure, severe and potentially fatal complications can happen. This is a case of a 72 years old woman with ...

02/18/2021
Review Article

Drug treatment and rehabilitation in China: Theoretical rationales and current situations

Gloria Yuxuan Gu* and Hua Zhong

Global drug use has reached epidemic levels, with approximately 269 million drug users worldwide [1]. Problematic drug use may lead to serious physical, social, and mental health problems.

02/15/2021
Research Article

Estimation of cotinine level among the tobacco users and nonusers: A cross-sectional study among the Indian population

Sukhvinder Singh Oberoi* and Avneet Oberoi

Abstract

Background: Epidemiological studies in smokers indicate a dose-response relationship between the number of cigarettes smoked per day and the risk of developing certain smoking related diseases. The alkaloid nicotine is the major pharmacologically active substance in tobacco.<...

02/15/2021
Research Article

Comparison of clinical, chest CT and laboratory findings of suspected COVID-19 inpatients with positive and negative RT-PCR

Gokhan Perincek, Canver Onal and Sema Avci*

Abstract

Introduction: COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and it was first reported in China. The aim of this study was to compare clinical features, chest CT findings and laboratory examinations of suspected COVID-19 inpati...

02/12/2021
Clinical Image

Severe hypertriglycerdemia in pregnancy

Krithika Muralidhara* and Shashank Dhareshwar

31 year old female presented with abdominal pain and respiratory distress in the third trimester of her second pregnancy.

02/05/2021
Research Article

Helping asthmatic children through bonding therapy

Antonio Madrid* and Nicholas Bennett

Abstract

Disruptions in Maternal-infant Bonding are shown to be the mediating variable between maternal distress and the subsequent expression of childhood asthma. When the mothers’ bonding is repaired, their children’s asthmatic symptoms diminish or remit. This study eval...

02/12/2021
Case Report

An unusual presentation of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia

Florina-Adriana Ghitun, Stefan Ailoaei, Dan Ursu, Raluca Chistol, Grigore Tinica, Cristian Statescu and Mihaela Grecu

Summary

Introduction: Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) is the most frequent supraventricular tachycardia, commonly manifesting as autolimited paroxysmal episodes of rapid regular palpitations that exceed 150 beats per minute (bpm), dizziness and pounding neck sensa...

02/11/2021
Research Article

The impact of the surgical mask on the relationship between patient and family nurse in primary care

Ana Raquel Braga* and Irene P Carvalho

Abstract

Objective: In primary care, during treatments, nurses may need to wear surgical masks, namely for control of infection contamination, or to minimize unpleasant odors. The goal of this study is to inspect the effect of nurses wearing the mask on patient perception of the nurse...

02/10/2021
Case Report

Limb ischemia after coil migration used for a hypogastric aneurysm embolization

Miquel Gil Olaria*, Natalia Hernandez Wiesendanger, Clàudia Riera Hernández, Carlos Esteban Gracia and Secundino Llagostera Pujol

Summary

Hypogastric artery aneurysms are an uncommon entity. When the diameter achieves > 30-35 mm, they should be treated. Endovascular repair may be considered as first line therapy. One therapeutic option for internal iliac artery aneurysm exclusion is its embolization with or w...

02/11/2021
Research Article

Circulating salusin-beta levels in the patients with age-related macular degeneration

Burak Turgut*, Kadir Mercan, Nesrin Demir, Nevin Ilhan and Onur Çatak

Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the levels of salusin-beta (β-SAL) in the serum in patients with age-related macular degeneration (ARMD).

Methods: Our study was designed as a controlled comparative clinical study. The β-SAL levels in serums of age and sex-matched 20 ...

02/10/2021
Research Article

A study of coagulation profile in patients with cancer in a tertiary care hospital

Gaurav Khichariya, Manjula K*, Subhashish Das and Kalyani R

The complicated process of cancer triggers many physiological systems like vascular endothelial functions and hemostasis, which signifies the increased risk of thrombosis, which triggers thromboembolic events resulting in increased mortality and morbidity [1-3]. Tumorigenesis contributes by activ...

02/10/2021
Research Article

Prospective study of pain and psychological symptoms of first-year university students

Airi Oksanen*, Katri Laimi, Eliisa Löyttyniemi and Kristina Kunttu

Abstract

Background: Even if pain and psychological symptoms experienced by university students are common, the prognosis of these symptoms is unknown.
Objective: To examine the incidence and the outcome of frequent musculoskeletal and psychological symptoms in a 4-year follow-...

02/09/2021
Case Report

Cholecysto-colonic fistula after xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis: Surgeon’s nightmare

Karan Agarwal and Badareesh Lakshminarayana*

Xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis is a rare benign inflammatory disease of gallbladder that may be misdiagnosed as carcinoma of the gallbladder intraoperative or in pre-operative imaging. Intramural accumulation of lipid-laden macrophages and acute and chronic inflammatory cells is the hallmark o...

12/30/2020
Opinion

Blood disorders: Touching of erythrocytes

Vyshnavi D*

In general, Erythrocytes may referred to as corpuscle (Red Blood Cells).These erythrocytes will play a significant role in our body. It carries the element round the body and produce dioxide back to lungs.

02/04/2021
Review Article

Polyolefin nanocomposites based on metallocene catalysts

Walter Kaminsky*

In recent years polyolefin nanocomposites are of great interest because of their high potential as materials with novel properties [1,2].

12/02/2020
Mini Review

Corrosive base neutralization process: Review

Jhansi Rani*

Summary

A balance response is the point at which a corrosive and a base respond to shape water and a salt and includes the mix of H+ particles and OH-particles to produce water. The balance of a solid corrosive and solid base has a pH equivalent to 7.

02/03/2021
Research Article

Iodine status and thyroid parameters of pregnant women living in an iodine sufficient area

Hossein Delshad, Parvin Mirmiran, Ladan Mehran, Maryam Tohidi and Fereidoun Azizi*

Abstract

During the last few decades painstaking efforts have been made to eliminate iodine deficiency throughout the world. Todays in regions where dietary iodine intake is adequate or borderline, the main focus is increasing dietary iodine supply in the target population during preg...

02/05/2021
Research Article

Characterization and virulence determination of Colletotrichum kahawae isolates from Gidami, Western Ethiopia

Zenebe W*, Daniel T and Weyessa G

Abstract

Coffee is one of the most essential crops that generate income for Ethiopian economic growth. However, its production faced with many factors primarily biotic entities. Among these, the fungal pathogen/Colletotrichum kahawae/that induce coffee berry disease (CBD) is the main ...

02/02/2021
Research Article

Alternative method for the transformation of Capsicum species

Mate Toth, Zoltan Szabo and Zoltan Toth*

Abstract

Capsicum (pepper) species have high economic values as vegetable crops and medicinal plants. Most of the Capsicum is known to be recalcitrant to plant regeneration in vitro, and to genetic transformation with Agrobacterium tumefaciens. However, genetic improvement against pat...

02/01/2021
Case Report

COVID-19: A unique opportunity for population health to align with nursing schools to help vulnerable populations at risk of adverse outcomes

Eileen Haley, MSN, RN., Victoria Harris, MPH., Parag Agnihotri, MD., Jamie Kwak and Ming Tai-Seale, PhD, MPH*

COVID-9 created a public health crisis shutting down many normal day-to-day activities and adversely affecting life, as we know it.

02/01/2021
Review Article

Systematic review and meta-analysis of drug induced liver injury secondary to biologic medications in inflammatory bowel disease

Eyad Gadour* and Zeinab Hassan

Abstract

Introduction: Drug-induced Hepatotoxicity and biologic drugs have historically been challenging in IBD. We aim to study the prevalence of hepatotoxicity in adult patients using biologic medications.

Methodology: With the guidelines described by PRISMA-P, a detailed ...

02/01/2021
Case Report

Anal cancer - impact of interstitial brachytherapy

Kubecová M, Vránová J, Šejdová M and Regináčová K*

Summary

We evaluated a total of 115 patients diagnosed with anal cancer, who were treated at our clinic from 1995 to 2012. Their average age was 61 years, most often were diagnosed in stages II and III, in most cases it was a squamous cell carcinoma located in the anal canal. The mean...

01/30/2021
Research Article

Maximal stability limits in adolescents with Tourette syndrome

Mariève Blanchet*, François Prince, Martin Lemay, Sylvain Chouinard and Julie Messier

Abstract

We explored if adolescents with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (GTS) had functional postural control impairments and how these deficits are linked to a disturbance in the processing and integration of sensory information. We evaluated the displacements of the center of pressu...

01/29/2021
Review Article

Illness of great dictators - mosaic psychopatia

Dmitrieva Elena Germanovna*

Abstract

Psychopatia is a borderline between mental diseases and good health. One of its versions is mosaic psychopatia. For certain everyone knows, that the mosaic represents. These are the parts of diverse elements collected together. And so this disease is named after the patient s...

01/29/2021
Short Communication

Differences between anorexia patients and participants of the Minnesota hunger experiment: Consequences for treatment

Greta Noordenbos*

The hunger experiment was carried out in 1944 by Anselm Keys and others in the American city of Minnesota. The aim was to investigate the consequences of starvation in order to be able to restore the health of hunger victims of the Second World War. How could they be treated in the best possible ...

01/28/2021
Research Article

Induction therapy with Erlotinib (E) and Gemcitabine/Platinum (GP) in stage III NSCLC

Tobias R Overbeck*, Stefan HP Wenleder*, Bernhard C Danner, Wolfgang Körber, Karin Toepelt, Bernhard Hemmerlein, Christina Perske, Markus Falk, Markus Tiemann, Claudia Tomala, Elke Stitz and Frank Griesinger

Abstract

Background: In 2004 we started a phase II trial in non-small lung cancer (NSCLC), stage III, with erlotinib followed by a combination with a platinum-based doublet in unselected patients to identify molecular subgroups benefitting from an EGFR targeting approach.

Pa...

01/27/2021
Review Article

Exploring COVID-19: Relating the spike protein to infectivity, pathogenicity and Immunogenicity

Vinod Nikhra*

Abstract

Introduction: SARS-CoV-2 life cycle: The disease which reportedly began in Chinese city Wuhan in November-December 2019 manifesting as severe respiratory illness, soon spread to various parts of the world, and was named COVID-19, and declared a pandemic by WHO. The life cycle...

01/26/2021
Mini Review

Physical activity can change the physiological and psychological circumstances during COVID-19 pandemic: A narrative review

Khashayar Maroufi*

Abstract

Background: With the outbreak of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), many studies’ attention to this world’s complexity increased dramatically. Different views on sports and physical activities have been presented, which have addressed the advantages and disadvan...

01/29/2021
Research Article

Suicidal behaviors as a risk factor among heroin addicts with comorbid depression: A comparative study

Nazia Mustafa* and Fahad Haleem

Abstract

The main purpose of the present study was to find out the differences on suicidal ideation, hostility, hopelessness and negative self-evaluation among heroin addicts with comorbid depression. After reviewing the literature, it was hypothesized that heroin addicts with high de...

01/25/2021
Thesis

After human: The world of brain-net on earth

Sadique Shaikh*

“The mind of man is capable of anything….because everything in in it, all the past as well as all the future [Joseph Conrad]”. Why I am using above quote and what is the relation to what point I am coining you will understand its relevant your own as you moving line by line of ...

01/21/2021
Mini Review

Climate and garbage

Khalidullin Oleg*

Review

Humanity has destroyed 70% of the land by arable land, reservoirs, asphalt, concrete, garbage and ore landfills.

01/20/2021
Clinical Image

Hyperacute fatal course in a hypercalcemic crisis

Sara Turco*, Alice Chiara Manetti, Aniello Maiese, Matteo Scopetti and Marco Di Paolo

Clinical Image

A 39-year-old woman, with a not significant past medical history, entered the Emergency Department complaining about nausea, vomiting, constipation, anorexia, deep asthenia, and diffuse muscle aches with cramps. She referred sporadic diarrhea (one episode) the day befor...

01/20/2021
Research Article

Chemical constituents and biological activities of Artocarpus heterophyllus lam (Jackfruit): A review

Pranay Raja Bhad, Meeneri Vilas Bobde and Sibi G*

Abstract

Artocarpus (Moraceae) is a deciduous tree with appreciable importance as a source of edible fruit and is widely used in folk medicines. The extracts and metabolites of Artocarpus heterophyllus particularly those from leaves, bark, stem and fruit possess several useful bioacti...

01/19/2021
Research Article

Association between obesity profile and non-alcoholic fatty liver by race/ethnicity

Martin Galindo, Katrina M Schrode and Magda Shaheen*

Abstract

NAFLD is characterized by accumulation of fat in the liver that can lead to health complications. Previous studies have found the obesity phenotype and its components to be risk factors for the development of NAFLD. This study aims to examine the relationship between the obes...

01/20/2021
Research Article

Epidemiologic aspects and risk factors associated with infertility in women undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART) in north of Iran

Marzieh Zamaniyan, Noushin Gordani٭, Paniz Bagheri, Kaveh Jafari, Sepideh Peyvandi, Mojtaba Hajihoseini, Robabeh Taheripanah, Siavash Moradi, Salomeh Peyvandi and Arman Alborzi

Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to investigating of the epidemiological aspects of infertility and related risk factors in infertile women.

Materials and methods: This cross-sectional study, carried out on 330 infertile women referred to two infertility treatment center...

01/18/2021
Case Report

A rare case of giant ovarian serous cystadenoma presenting as psuedo-meigs syndrome

Richmond Ronald Gomes*, Sayeda Noureen and Habiba Akhter

Abstract

Meigs’ syndrome is a rare condition characterized by the presence of a benign fibroma of the ovary, ascites and pleural effusion. Other benign cysts of the ovary (such as struma ovarii, mucinous cystadenoma, serous cystadenoma and teratomas), leiomyoma of the uterus, an...

01/20/2021
Research Article

The clinicopathological correlates of Cystoisosporiasis in immunocompetent, immunocompromised and HIV-infected/AIDS patients, but neglected in SARS-COV-2/COVID-19 patients?

Chrysanthus Chukwuma, Sr*

Abstract

Cystoisosporiasis (formerly isosporiasis) is caused by Cystoisospora belli (erstwhile named Isospora belli) is encountered globally, particularly in tropical and subtropical regions. Cystoisosporiasis is a human intestinal disease whose etiology is the parasite Cystoisospora ...

01/20/2021
Review Article

The coral crunch: Amyloidoma

Anubha Bajaj*

Preface

Amyloidoma is an exceptional, progressive disorder demonstrating a characteristic accumulation of significant quantities of amyloid within soft tissues. Amyloidoma is additionally nomenclated as tumoural amyloidosis, nodular amyloid or localized amyloidosis. Furthermore, insul...

01/19/2021
Review Article

The review of the relationship between UCP2 and obesity: Focusing on inflammatory-obesity

Sara Moradi, Yaser Khaje-Bishak, Maedeh Alipour, Mohamadreza Alivand* and Beitullah Alipour*

Abstract

Obesity is rising worldwide, and the inflammatory disease increased in parallel. Many studies demonstrate excess fat mass is an indicator of obesity. As much as lipid increased in the cell, ROS production increased. On the other hand, ROS could enhance lipid storage and incre...

01/15/2021
Review Article

New insights from cardiac muscle applied to skeletal muscle

Gerry A Smith*

I have recently described the origin of the second Ca2+ binding in the triggering of contractile activity in cardiac myofibrils that is the origin of the Ca2+ Hill coefficient of 2 for the ATPase. This site is not a simple protein binding site and cannot be measured by 45Ca2+ binding. The myofibr...

01/15/2021
Research Article

Pig raising practices by unprivileged, ethnic people in Bangladesh

Ausraful Islam*, Ashika Akbar Trisha, Md. Safiul Ahad Sardar, Mohammady Akbor, Abdulla Al Mamun Bhuyan, Md. Sazzad Hossain, Md. Ashraf Zaman Faruk, Sheikh Muhammad Khaled Sharif, Zannatun Nahar and Anisuzzaman

Abstract

We interviewed 207 pig raisers from seven different districts of Bangladesh to explore their practices related to their pig farming. We used structured questionnaires to interview the pig raisers and used descriptive statistics for analysis. Most of the pig raisers (54%) were...

01/13/2021
Case Report

Soliter fibrous tumor of diaphragm in a patient with larynx cancer: Case report

Bengisu Arabaci*, Kenan Can Ceylan, Sulun Ermete, Devrim Kilic and Seyda Ors Kaya

Summary

Introduction: Solitary fibrous tumor is a neoplasm of mesenchymal origin with benign and malignant forms. We aimed to present a case of solitary fibrous tumor which developed in a patient operated for laryngeal cancer and originated from diaphragm in the light of the literatur...

01/13/2021
Research Article

C3D data based on 2-dimensional images from video camera

Ali Sharifnezhad*, Mina Abdollahzadekan, Mehdi Shafieian and Iman Sahafnejad-Mohammadi

Abstract

The Human three-dimensional (3D) musculoskeletal model is based on motion analysis methods and can be obtained by particular motion capture systems that export 3D data with coordinate 3D (C3D) format. Unique cameras and specific software are essential for analyzing the data. ...

01/12/2021
Research Article

Glomerular hyperfiltration in Yemeni children with sickle cell disease

Abdul-Wahab M Al-Saqladi* and Fatima E Al-Musawa

Abstract

Background: Glomerular hyperfiltration (GH) is a common feature of sickle cell nephropathy (SCN) starting at infancy and represents an early marker of incipient glomerular injury and renal dysfunction.

Methods: This study aimed to determine the prevalence and correl...

01/12/2021
Short Communication

Hypertensive toxicity of thyrosine kinase inhibitors; Friend or Foe?

Ergün Barış Kaya and Yusuf Ziya Şener*

Abstract

Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are widely used in Oncology practice. Hypertension may develop during cancer treatment and TKIs are well known drugs that are associated with drug related hypertensive toxicity. TKI related hypertensive toxicity is not always the indicator of...

01/12/2021
Case Report

PET/MRI, aiming to improve the target for Fractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy (FSRT) in recurrence of resected skull base meningioma after 2 years: Case report

Sebastião Corrêa*

Abstract

The increasing use of highly conformal radiation deliberates a higher accurate targeting. Contouring and clinical judgment are presumably the crucial point, thus positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging PET/MRI with somatostatin analogs appears to be useful in ...

01/11/2021
Mini Review

Stem cell therapy in children with acute liver failure: The dream could come true

Riham Rabie Issa*, Ahmad Mohamed Sira and Mostafa Mohamed Sira

Abstract

Acute liver failure (ALF) in children is a severe disease with a high mortality rate. The current treatment strategies are still defective, with many cases die when liver transplantation is unavailable. The current protocol of steroids therapy improved the survival rate of he...

01/11/2021
Case Report

Acute urinary retention and hyponatremia from central hypothyroidism

Samson Erkabu*, Zerihun Taddese, Biniam Bearega, Eyuel Daniel and Mekonen Birhanu

Abstract

A mass arising from the pituitary gland commonly damages cells of the anterior pituitary gland and affects the secretion of gonadotropins and growth hormone. However, central hypothyroidism and secondary adrenal insufficiency from such damage is a rare phenomenon. Acute urina...

01/15/2021
Research Article

Evaluation of influence of IL-6 C-572G gene polymorphism and clinical factors on positive platelet antibody test

Jeong-Shi Lin*, Li-Hsuan Lee, Hsueng-Mei Liu, Ying-Ju Chen and Tzeon-Jye Chiou*

Abstract

Background: Interleukin-6 (IL-6) promotes antibody production. The objective of this study was to investigate whether IL-6 C-572G single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) and clinical factors are associated with positive platelet antibody test.

Materials and methods: T...

01/11/2021
Case Report

Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS): A case with adverse reaction to three drugs alternately administered

Sergio Manieri*, Maria P Mirauda, Fabiola De Gregorio, Carmela Colangelo, Maria Tagliente, Rosaria Abate, Luciana Romaniello, Rosa Lapolla and Donatello Salvatore

Abstract

Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome is a severe multiorgan hypersensitivity reaction mostly caused by several eliciting drugs in patients with a genetic predisposition. Incidence of DRESS in children is very variable, frome 1:1000 to 1:10.00...

01/08/2021
Opinion

The use of the scientific method as dogma can be an obstacle in times of pandemic

Felipe Inserra, Walter Manucha* and León Ferder

Science is not inherently dogmatic. On the contrary, in our opinion and according to Bachelard, it often breaks with certain dogmas [1]. That is why it must have the necessary flexibility to be able to analyze and incorporate exceptional situations. In this regard, the current Coronavirus pandemi...

01/15/2021
Mini Review

Three visionaries for HRT

Joseph Loze Onwude*

When a woman consults a doctor about Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), the first concern is that there is an increased risk of breast cancer with HRT. And this sole reason might be the reason for refusing the offer of HRT. However, this practice has minimal basis and evidence to support it.

01/12/2021
Research Article

An audit on outpatient hysteroscopy – cervical dilatation, failure rates and patient satisfaction

Sophie Boyd* and S Lalchandani

Abstract

Aims: To audit the use of cervical dilators, local anaesthetic, and failure rates in outpatient hysteroscopy over a two-year period in University Hospital Kerry. To review the experiences of women attending the outpatient hysteroscopy clinic (OHC) over a two-year period in Un...

01/04/2021
Research Article

The effect of NLP-based approach to teaching surgical procedures to senior OBGYN residents

Mitra Ahmad Soltani, Jamileh Jahanbakhsh*, Zahra Takhty, Azarmindokht Shojai and Hengameh Sheikh

Each individual has a unique way of learning which is based on personal background [1]. Neuro Linguistic Programming is an ideology of communicating with an individual. It can be applied in social relations like teaching fields [2]. Each medical student deals with a set of new information in his ...

01/05/2021
Research Article

Evidence of woven bone formation in carotid artery plaques

Mirzaie Masoud*, Zaur Guliyev, Michael Schultz, Peter Schwartz, Johann Philipp Addicks and Sheila Fatehpur

Abstract

Objective: Plaque morphology plays an important prognostic role in the occurrence of cerebrovascular events. Echolucent and heterogeneous plaques, in particular, carry an increased risk of subsequent stroke. Depending on the quality of the plaque echogenicity based on B-mode ...

01/01/2021
Short Communication

Fears of health catastrophe as Nepal reports increasing deaths from COVID-19

Hom Nath Chalise*

Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) had affected both developed and developing countries too. The first case in Nepal was confirmed on 23 January 2020.  It was also the first recorded case of COVID-19 in South Asia. Nepal reported its first COVID-19 death on May 16. At t...

12/31/2020
Case Report

Laparoscopic approach for acute right iliac fossa pathology: Our experience

Luciano Onofrio* and Gianfausto Iarrobino

Abstract

Laparoscopic approach in emergency theatre is an irreplaceable tool to manage patients with acute surgical pathology. We retrospectively reviewed surgical access records from the Emergency Department for acute right iliac fossa pathology. We considered 51 patients (16 male, 3...

12/30/2020
Mini Review

Estimation of the level of alcohol consumption in Russia: A literature review

Razvodovsky YE*

Abstract

Background: the level of alcohol consumption per capita is an important indicator of the alcohol-related problems. However, it is difficult to estimate the real level of alcohol consumption, since part of the consumption comes from illegal sources.

Aim: an overview ...

12/30/2020
Letter to the Editor

Seasonal change and COVID-19: Will the harmattan season lead to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Nigeria?

Prince Chiagozie Ekoh*

Abstract

The harmattan season, which is a period characterized by low temperature, dry air and increased air pollution leads to widespread airborne disease and exacerbation of pre-existing conditions, should be recognized as a period of potential risk of high COVID-19 infection rates....

12/29/2020
Letter to the Editor

Facing biological risk in child and adolescence neuropsychiatric services during COVID-19 outbreak: Management of protection levels for the direct access

Teresa Sebastiani, Carlo Di Brina, Maria L Tossali*, Morena Tafuro and Marco Marcelli

COVID-19 emergency requests a new definition of security procedures adopted in Child and Adolescence Neuropsychiatric Services (CANS).

12/24/2020
Case Report

Stroke vs. SIADH: A case of symptomatic hyponatremia secondary to SIADH in association with COVID-19 infection

Shadi Bagherzadeh, Siamak M Seraj and Amirhossein Afshar

Abstract

A 66-year-old male with no known past medical history presented with history of two days of throbbing frontal headache associated with nausea, vomiting and left-sided facial droop. The patient also reported dizziness, subjective chills without cough, shortness of breath, or s...

12/23/2020
Case Report

Stability of facial soft tissue contour and bone wall at single maxillary tooth gap in early implant placement with contour augmentation: A case report

Cheng-Yi Wang and Jimmy LianPing Mau*

Summary

Stability of esthetic implant buccal soft and hard tissue contour using freeze-dried bone allograft in early implant placement with contour augmentation.

12/22/2020
Research Article

Role of HRCT Thorax in pre-operative assessment of RT-PCR COVID-19 negative oral cancer patients

Roopa Ganta, Shehnaz R Kantharia, Bhavin Bhupendra Shah, Rajinikant Mohan Vasava, Tushar Vishnuprasad Vaishnav and Rajesh A Kantharia*

Abstract

Background: Oral cancer accounts for 30% of all types of cancer in India. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment but due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, there is a partial or complete disruption of health services in the country. The initial delay in the treatment was due to ...

12/22/2020
Case Report

Acute abdomen as complication of a knee arthroscopy: A case report

Jurin Martic Ana*, Nenad Vidanec, Joško Smilović, Matija Mavrić, Miljenko Novak and Petra Mustač Jambrešić

Abstract

A knee arthroscopy in spinal anaesthesia was performed on a 67 years old male patient. During the procedure the patient was hemodynamically stable, until he suddenly turned pale and started complaining of severe pain in lower abdomen with signs of guarding. The procedure was ...

12/22/2020
Case Report

Obesity may contribute to Japanese COVID-19 death rate

Tetsuo Fukawa*

Japan enjoys the longest expectation of life at birth among major developed countries, and one possible reason for this is that obesity is rare in Japan. Further, COVID-19 death rate is extremely low in South Korea and Japan compared to the other developed countries, and low obesity rate may be r...

12/21/2020
Review Article

Hypertension and sex related differences in mortality of COVID-19 infection: A systematic review and Meta-analysis

Probir Kumar Ghosh*, Mohammad Manir Hossain Mollah, ABM Alauddin Chowdhury, Nazmul Alam and Golam Dostogir Harun

Abstract

Background: Hypertension is the leading cause of cardiovascular diseases and premature deaths. Hypertension plays a striking role in mortality and morbidity in case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection; however, numerous studies have reported contradictory finding...

12/30/2020
Research Article

Impact of mandibular advancement device in quantitative electroencephalogram and sleep quality in mild to severe obstructive sleep apnea

Cuspineda-Bravo ER*, García- Menéndez M, Castro-Batista F, Barquín-García SM, Cadelo-Casado D, Rodríguez AJ and Sharkey KM

Sleep related breathing disorders (SRBD) are among seven well-established major categories of sleep disorders defined in the third edition of The International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD-3), and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common SRBD [1,2].

12/30/2020
Case Report

High suspicion of paradoxical embolism due to atrial septal Defect: A rare cause of ischemic stroke

Zahide Betul Gunduz* and Turgut Uygun

Abstract

Atrial septal defect (ASD) is common among adult congenital heart diseases but rarely causes paradoxical cerebral embolism. By sharing the ASD diagnosed after the first ischemic stroke attack at the age of 49 and a case of paradoxical cerebral embolism developing accordingly,...

12/16/2020
Case Report

Primary intracranial Hodgkin’s lymphoma after a blunt trauma: A case report

Luca Riccioni, Anna Maria Cremonini and Manlio Gessaroli

Abstract

We report a case of 30-year-old immunocompetent man, with a previous history of cranial-facial trauma, who presented with progressive left exophthalmos due to an intracranial left frontal-ethmoidal-orbital mass. Histology of the resected tumor revealed a classical Hodgkin&rsq...

12/23/2020
Research Article

Ivabradine versus carvedilol in the management of palpitation with sinus tachycardia among recovered COVID-19 patients

Kartik Pandurang Jadhav* and Pankaj V Jariwala

Abstract

Introduction: One of the major complications among COVID-19 patients include cardiac arrhythmias. Commonest arrhythmia is sinus tachycardia which is usually associated with palpitation causing discomfort to patients. In this study, we present a comparative st...

12/23/2020
Case Report

Acute ischemic stroke management in a patient with ventricular assist device

Çisil İrem Özgenç Biçer*, Işıl Kalyoncu Aslan, Irmak Salt and Eren Gözke

Ventricular assist device is a portable machine which is also called an artificial heart for the patients who have terminal heart failure. The device maintains the heart’s vital functions until the suitable donor is found for the heart transplantation. It can be applied to either ventricles...

12/16/2020
Research Article

Post-extrasystolic potentiation differentiates “true” from “pseudo” Low-flow, Low-gradient aortic stenosis

Marc Vanderheyden*, Sofie Verstreken and Marc Goethals

Abstract

Post-extrasystolic potentiation (PESP) is a marker of contractile reserve and refers to the augmentation of left ventricular contractility due to preload recruitment and rise in intracellular calcium following a premature beat. In this case report we show that PESP might be a...

12/29/2020
Research Article

Effect of ginger flour supplementation on fermented millet flour ‘ibyer’ anti-diabetic and biochemical properties

Adakole MI, Ikya JK, Girgih AT, Ogori AF* and Upev V

Abstract

COVID-19 is a mucoso-respiratory highly contagious disease that has leaded to a tremendous globFermented millet flour (ibyer) is an indigenous non-alcoholic gruel made from cereals either (maize, sorghum and millet). It is prepared by cooking reconstituted cereal flour or wet...

12/15/2020
Short Communication

A new applied protocol concerning COVID-19`s pandemic control: “Outdoor Access Approach” remodel of living for ensuring better ventilation

Nasser Alidadi*

Abstract

COVID-19 is a mucoso-respiratory highly contagious disease that has leaded to a tremendous global pandemic wide spreading throughout nations of all continents with successive waves of high morbidities and mortalities. However, several independent vaccine production projects a...

11/16/2020
Research Article

Eating habits and lifestyle changes during the COVID-19 lockdown: A comparative study (before and during isolation) on the 9 de Julio city (Buenos Aires, Argentina) population

Miriam Sosa*, Paula Cardinal, Eliana Elizagoyen, Graciela Rodríguez, Soledad Arce, M Fernanda Gugole Ottaviano, Victoria Pieroni and Lorena Garitta

Abstract

Following the COVID-19 proliferation beyond China’s borders at the beginning of 2020, containment measures have been taken by different countries around the globe. Citizens were forced to stay at home. Specifically, on March 19th, the Argentine Government decided to imp...

12/15/2020
Research Article

Awareness level on the role of forensic DNA database in criminal investigation in Nigeria: A case study of Benin city

Nwawuba Stanley Udogadi* and Akpata Chinyere Blessing Nkiruka

Summary

Pieces of evidence have continued to emerge, demonstrating the extensive efficiency and effectiveness of the DNA database in assisting criminal investigations around the world. Therefore, the present study aimed to determine the awareness level on the prominent role of Forensi...

08/20/2020
Research Article

A study of 12c +12c nuclear reaction using a new M3Y-type effective interaction

Isaiah Ochala* Daniel Terver and Joseph O Fiase

Abstract

This paper is a study of nuclear reactions involving 12C + 12C nuclei carried out with a heavy-ion nucleus-nucleus optical potential derived from a new M3Y-type effective interaction, called B3Y-Fetal, within the framework of optical model at the incident energies of 112, 126...

12/21/2020
Research Article

Parents’ perception of the school nurse’s role

Diane Gillooly*, Ganga Mahat and Patricia Paradiso

Abstract

Background: School nurses possess an essential role in treating and helping children maintain health. However, the full scope of their role has not been identified by parents. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to explore parents’ perceptions of the role of the scho...

12/15/2020
Research Article

Determination of antibiotics susceptibility profile of Shigella species isolated from children with acute diarrhea

Muhammad Ali*, Sani U Diso, Muhammad S Abdullah, Lurwan Mu’azu and Farouk S Nas

Abstract

Diarrheal diseases continue to be the major cause of morbidity and mortality among children under 5 years. This study aimed to isolate, identify and determining the prevalence, antimicrobial susceptibility profile of Shigella sp associated with acute diarrhea among children i...

12/23/2020
Case Report

Maculopapular delayed exanthema due to ranitidine

Pilar Hernández Alfonso*, Idoia González Mahave, Irene Vidal Oribe, Mª Dolores del Pozo Gil, Mónica Venturini Díaz and Teófilo Lobera Labairu

Abstract

Ranitidine is a widely used drug in Europe and its intake is usually well tolerated. Hypersensitivity reactions due to ranitidine are uncommon. The immediate mild reactions type are the most prevalent. In some special cases a delayed type reaction such as contact dermatitis o...

12/15/2020
Review Article

The blubbery protrusions: Lipoma arborescens

Anubha Bajaj*

Lipoma arborescens is an exceptional condition comprised of frond-like excrescences of mature adipose tissue. The condition was originally described by Albert Hoffa in 1904 with characteristic morphology of macroscopic, villous, frond- like excrescences recapitulating a tree-like appearance, as d...

05/21/2020
Case Report

Bee venom: a case of effectiveness on skin varicosities veins with review of its dermatological benefits

Mohamed El Amraoui*, Rachid Frikh, Naoufal Hjira and Mohammed Boui

Abstract

Bee venom is a very rich and varied biochemical complex, which explains the multitude of its physiological effects as well as its medical indications. In dermatology, apart from psoriasis, few studies have been conducted concerning its interest and effectiveness; however the ...

12/22/2020
Review Article

Stages in COVID-19 vaccine development: The Nemesis, the Hubris and the Elpis

Vinod Nikhra*

Abstract

The nemesis: SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: Leaving in its wake millions of infections, accompanied by an immense magnitude of morbidity and multitude of mortality, and an unfathomable economic toll, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a global calamity. An effective and safe COVID-19 vac...

12/14/2020
Mini Review

Nurse as a court expert in Poland

Ryszard Szozda*

The nurse in Poland may have a secondary level of education (secondary school or post-secondary) or high level (BSc and MSc). She can have a specialization of one the parts of medicine.

12/14/2020
Editorial

Brown fat tissue: Therapeutic potential for insulin resistance, new hopes for tomorrow

Arefhosseini Seyedrafie and Alijani Sepideh*

The well recognized white adipose tissue is an endocrinal organ secreting various hormones and this article simply indicates to the physiologic concepts brown fat tissues (BAT) which are extremely active endocrine organs and play various metabolic active roles in intermediate metabolism.

12/11/2020
Research Article

Characterization of Salmonella spp. isolated from small turtles and human in Republic of Korea

Su-Jin Chae, Jin-Suk Lim and Deog-Yong Lee*

Abstract

In 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that small, pet turtles had caused multistate Salmonella outbreaks in the United States, from where small turtles were subsequently exported into the Republic of Korea. We investigated cases of salmonellosis in South Korea...

12/11/2020
Mini Review

Metal-carbon mesocomposites application possibilities as the medicine magnetic transport within an organism

VI Kodolov*, VV Kodolova-Chukhontseva, IN Shabanova and NS Terebova

Abstract

The paper is dedicated to the consideration of the metal-carbon mesocomposites application possibilities for the medicine magnetic transport. This trend is determined by correspondent peculiarities of content and structure of mesoscopic composites. The main peculiarities of t...

12/08/2020
Case Report

A rare case of acute necrotising pancreatitis in a paediatric patient

Lizeri Jansen*, Gabrielle Colleran, Ikechukwu Okafor and Nuala Quinn

Abstract

The diagnosis of acute necrotising pancreatitis is a rare event in the Paediatric Emergency Department (ED).

We report a case of acute pancreatitis in a paediatric patient, diagnosed in our ED, a tertiary level paediatric hospital.

This child presented wit...

12/08/2020
Mini Review

A girl with a stiff neck

G Carlone, A Prisco, F Vittoria, E Barbi and M Carbone

Abstract

Juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG) is a rare form of non-Langherans cell histiocytosis (non-LCH) observed almost exclusively in infants and young children. It is rarely systemic, involving extracutaneous sites, such as the liver, lungs, spleen, kidney, pancreas, bone or central n...

12/07/2020
Rapid Communication

Utilization of midwives service scheme among women farmers in Southwestern Nigeria

Oluwasusi JO*, Thomas KA, Olujide MG and Oluwasusi YO

Abstract

Maternal mortality accounts for most deaths in agrarian communities of Nigeria due to poor access to midwives services and inadequate Skilled Birth Attendants (SBAs). The Midwives Service Scheme (MSS) was established to engage more SBAs and advocate better utilization of pre ...

12/07/2020
Research Article

Assessment of knowledge, practice and associated factors towards prevention of novel corona virus among clients attending at Debre Tabor General Hospital, Debre Tabor Town, North West Ethiopia, 2020: Institutional based cross-sectional study

Tigabu Desie Emiru*, Tekalign Amera Birlie, Sheganew Fetene Tasew, Abraham Tsedalu Amare, Nigusie Selomon Tibebu and Chalie Marew Tiruneh

Abstract

Background: Corona virus disease is a highly infectious disease caused by the newly innovated corona virus. An emerging respiratory disease was abbreviated as COVID-19, after it has been first reported in December 2019 in Wuhan city of China. Ethiopia Ministry of health initi...

12/04/2020
Review Article

Industrial control systems: The biggest cyber threat

Christos P Beretas*

Abstract

Industrial control systems (ICS) are critical, as in these systems, cyber threats have the potential to affect, disorganize, change their mode of operation, act as an information extraction vehicle, and ultimately turn against itself. Creating risks to the system itself, infr...

12/04/2020
Research Article

A review on efficacy of Cissus quadrangularis in pharmacological mechanisms

Sadiya Zaki, R Malathi, V Latha and Sibi G*

Abstract

Cissus quadrangularis a succulent vine belongs to Vitaceae family is widely distributed throughout tropical and subtropical regions of the world and used frequently to various disorders. The plant has been reported to contain flavonoids, triterpenoids, phytosterols, glycoside...

12/03/2020
Review Article

The relationship between IT consumption and anxiety in Pakistani youth

Waqar Husain* and Sehrish Mobeen

Abstract

The present study was designed to measure the relationship between the consumption of Information Technology (IT) and anxiety among Pakistani youth. The inquiry included 200 conveniently selected Pakistani youth aged 16 to 24 years from 4 cities. The anxiety subscale of Depre...

12/03/2020
Research Article

Efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation and over-ground walking task on functional mobility and quality of life of stroke survivors

Caleb A Adeagbo*, Caleb AO Gbiri And Olajide A Olawale

Abstract

Introduction: High proportion of stroke survivors have impaired functional mobility and decrease in overall quality of life (QoL). Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) (non-invasive brain stimulation) and over-ground walking task (OGWT) (functional task-oriented tra...

12/01/2020
Case Report

Unilateral pleural effusion as the sole presentation of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)

Tarique Salman*, Suruchi Mohan and Yasmin Sana

A 44-year-old G4P2+1 presented to the emergency department on the 10th day following embryo transfer (with two fresh, day 5, blastocysts transferred in a hospital abroad) with the complaints of difficulty breathing, chest discomfort and cough for one day.

12/01/2020
Research Article

Chronic endometritis in in vitro fertilization failure patients

Afaf T Elnashar* and Mohamed Sabry

Abstract

Introduction: Chronic endometritis (CE) is a common cause of infertility in asymptomatic patients and its diagnosis and treatments improved assisted reproduction technique outcome in most of the specialized centers. Diagnosis of CE in endometrial biopsy by Hematoxylin and Eos...

12/01/2020
Research Article

Experience with trans radial uterine artery embolisation for uterine fibroids in a tertiary center in Saudi Arabia

Gehan Farid*, Reem Kamal, Mohammed Thani Al-Shammari, Mohamed Swaraldahab and Hassan Swaraldahab

Abstract

Trans-radial uterine artery embolization (UAE) is acknowledged as a non- invasive, cost-effective and safe procedure for the treatment of symptomatic fibroids. However, it is associated with the recurrence of symptoms like abnormal uterine bleeding and pressure symptom in som...

11/30/2020
Research Article

Clinical characteristics, management, maternal and neonatal outcome among seven severe and critically ill pregnant women with COVID-19 pneumonia

Komal Sundeep Hazari, Litty Paulose, Nimmi Kurien, Hozaifah Mohammad, Taghrid Faek A Elgergawi, Atif Bashir E Fazari* and Amar Hassan

Abstract

Pneumonia caused by the Novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly infectious disease and the ongoing outbreak has been declared as a Pandemic by the World health organization. Pneumonia is a serious disease in pregnancy and requires prompt attention. Viral pneumon...

11/30/2020
Review Article

Overview on current approach on recurrent miscarriage and threatened miscarriage

Basant Sharma*, Jagat Deep, Chandrika Pandit, Bina Basnyat, Bandana Khanal, BB Raut, Brij Mohan Rajak, Deepak Patel, Rangina Laikangbam and Rajendra Basyal

Abstract

Miscarriage is a frequent outcome of pregnancy, with major emotional implications to the couple experiencing such an event. Threatened miscarriage is the commonest complication of early pregnancy and affects about 20% of pregnancies. It presents with vaginal bleeding with or ...

11/27/2020
Mini Review

Post-stroke dizziness of visual-vestibular cortices origin

Nobuhiro Inoue* and Satoshi Goto

Abstract

Many patients with chronic cerebrovascular diseases complain “dizziness”, which is a distortion of static gravitational orientation, or an erroneous perception of motion of the sufferer or of the environment. In the vestibular cortical system, the parieto-insular ...

11/26/2020
Case Report

Atlantoaxial subluxation in the pediatric patient: Case series and literature review

Catherine A Mazzola*, Catherine Christie, Isabel A Snee and Hamail Iqbal

Abstract

Objective: Atlantoaxial subluxation (AAS) occurs when there is misalignment of the atlantoaxial joint. Several etiologies confer increased risk of AAS in children, including neck trauma, inflammation, infection, or inherent ligamentous laxity of the cervical spine.

...

11/23/2020
Case Report

A rare case report on pediatric shellfish allergy

Ananta Jois and Betsy Mathew*

Shellfish are extensively consumed worldwide because of their nutritional value. In general they are good sources of low-fat protein rich in several essential vitamins and minerals as well as in the essential nutrients omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LCPUFAs) [1].

11/19/2020
Review Article

Premature ovarian insufficiency in children: Etiology, clinical management and treatment

Ke Yuan and Chunlin Wang*

Abstract

Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) is a rare disease, especially in children and adolescents. It was previously called premature ovarian failure (POF). It can be manifested as delayed puberty, primary or secondary amenorrhea that occurred before the age of 40 years with no...

11/17/2020
Mini Review

How the COVID-19 outbreak affected physician-patient relationship

Ali Fakhari, Roya Dolatkhah and Keivan Fakhari Dehkharghani

Abstract

Physician-patient communication is the most basic element and vital skill of physicians in the diagnosis, treatment, and establishing diagnostic protocols. As the risks of contagion and viral infection are higher in physicians and health workers, front line soldiers inpatient...

11/17/2020
Review Article

The role of islamic lifestyle and healthy nutrition in accordance with the recommendations of islam and the holly quran by focusing on the risk of cancer incident

Pooneh Jabbaripour, Mohammad Hossein Somi, Ali Roshani and Roya Dolatkhah*

Abstract

Background: The Islamic religion has emphasized the importance of health and well-being, and Muslims have recognized the value of a good and healthy life based on Islamic recommendations. Health-oriented lifestyle is a multi-dimensional phenomenon that is the purpose of this ...

11/17/2020
Research Article

Spontaneous pneumomediastinum associated with COVID-19: Rare complication of 2020 pandemic

Arnaldo A Nieves-Ortiz*, Vanessa Fonseca-Ferrer, Kyomara Hernández-Moya, Keren Mendez Ramirez, Jose Ayala-Rivera, Marangely Delgado, Juan Garcia-Puebla, Rosangela Fernández-Medero and Ricardo Fernandez-Gonzalez

Abstract

Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is a rare condition, more commonly seen in patients with history of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, infections, or drug users. Today, we face one novel virus that has cause an outbreak of acute respiratory illness, affecting ...

10/31/2020
Research Article

Galenic hospital laboratory during COVID-19 emergency: A practical experience in an advanced country

Fiazza C, Ferraiuolo A, Luisetto M* and Ram Sahu

Abstract

In the actual COVID-19 emergency, as pandemic disease, in many countries at the same time there was the rapid need to use preventive and therapeutic measures to control the diffusion of infection.

In PC AREA (Italy north) in the period between March and May 2020, in...

10/31/2020
Mini Review

Antifungal activity of epecific plant essential oils against fusarium graminearum

Esma Özsoy, Buket Kesercan and Emre Yörük*

Summary

Fusarium graminearum is one of the most popular phytopathogens of cereals worldwide. F. graminearum is the major causal agent of head blight of wheat and barley. Disease-resistant cultivar development, antagonistic microorganism usage and fungicide treatment are the most commo...

10/31/2020
Research Article

Intentıonal reımplantatıon of hopeless teeth: Cases serıes

Dilek Özkan Şen, Betül Irız, Ümmühan Tekin Atay and Elif Öncü*

Abstract

Intentional replantation is an alternative for the treatment of advanced periodontal destruction of the anterior teeth. Systemically healthy three female patient was referred to our clinic with functional complaints. Diagnosis were chronic periodontitis and class III mobility...

10/30/2020
Short Communication

Reactive Oxygen spray as prophylaxis for COVID-19 infection

Matthew Dryden*, Stephen Kidd, Nathan Moore and Afroze Khan

Viral transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19 is very high within households despite self isolation [1,2]. Transmission of the virus is thought to be similar to that of influenza.

11/13/2020
Research Article

Knowledge, attitude and motivation toward stem cell transplantation and donation among Saudi population in Riyadh: Are Saudi people aware enough about the importance of stem cell transplantation and donation?

Amen Bawazir, Reem Al Kabli, Abdullah Bukhari, Esraá Khader, Mohammed Alrashed*, Mohammed Alzahrani and Motasim Al Badri

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and motivation toward stem cell donation among Saudi population in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Methods: This is a cross-sectional study that was conducted at different malls in Riyadh. Selection of ma...

11/10/2020
Case Report

Nasopalatin duct cysts: Report of ten cases and review of literature

Melike Baygin*, Melek Koltuk and Banu Gurkan Koseoglu

Abstract

Nasopalatine duct cyst is the most common non-odontogenic cyst. It develops in the midline of the anterior maxilla. It is usually asymptomatic and sometimes it can be overlooked or misdiagnosed. We present 10 patients who applied to Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry, D...

11/09/2020
Review Article

Auditory effects and consequences of noise pollution in humans: A scoping review

Nazia Begam and Abu Bashar*

Abstract

Noise is widespread in everyday life and can cause both auditory and non-auditory health impacts. Noise-induced hearing loss remains highly prevalent in occupational settings and is now increasingly caused by exposure to social and environmental noise. Incidence of noise-indu...

11/09/2020
Review Article

Packaging challenge for COVID-19 drug

Anupam Chand*

At present Corona virus is the most burning topic across the world. At present there is no drug available to cure 100%. So many companies are trying to make it possible as soon as they can.

10/28/2020
Research Article

Evaluation of the antibacterial and anticancer activities of marine Bacillus subtilis ESRAA3010 against different multidrug resistant Enterococci (MDRE) and cancer cell lines

Nourah Hassan Alzahrani and Esraa Ahmed Mohamed*

Abstract

Fifty nine isolates belonging to six species of Enterococci namely, Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium, Enterococcus raffinosus, Enterococcus durans, Enterococcus mundtii and Enterococcus avium (n = 35, 15, 4, 3, 1 and 1 isolates, respectively) were obtained from dif...

11/04/2020
Clinical Image

Malignant transformation of an urachal cyst

Dhouha Bacha, Rami Guizani, Wael Ferjaoui*, Aziz Atallah, Sana Ben Slama and Ahlem Lahmar

A 27-year-old man presented to our hospital for abdominal pain and a cheesy discharge from the umbilicus which lasted
for a few days.

11/04/2020
Research Article

4-year recurrence risk factors after tension-free vaginal tape-obturator as a treatment of stress urinary incontinence

De Miguel Manso S*, García García E, Gobernado Tejedor JA, Badillo Bercebal CE, Viruega Cuaresma D and González Martín JI

Abstract

Objectives: Tension-free vaginal tapes are the gold standard of the surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI); however, long-term recurrence of SUI after this surgery has been a matter of problem. Here, we attempted to determine the incidence of its recurrence a...

11/06/2020
Research Article

SARS-CoV-2 infection and phylogenetic analysis with the risk factors in human body alongside the pulmonary effects and medication

Ahnaf Ilman*, Mauro Luisetto, Ahmed Yesvi Rafa, Naeem Musa, Md. Abu Syed, Sabit Ibtisam Anan and Tazwan Haque

Abstract

Related the extremely transmittable abilities of SARS-CoV-2,a harmonious virus to the bat CoV, gets transmitted by three principal processes-- the inhalation of droplets from the SARS-CoV-2 infected person, contacting to the person, and by the surfaces and materials defiled w...

11/05/2020
Research Article

Adverse childhood experiences and their Alcohol, and chat Consumption among school-going adolescents, Ethiopia: Cross-sectional study

Mekonnen Tsehay*, Mogesie Necho, Asmare Belete and Werkua Mekonnen

Abstract

Background: Alcohol and chat use during adolescence is associated with academic and health problems, including abuse or dependence in adulthood. The aim of the present study was to investigate associations between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and early initiation of a...

11/02/2020
Case Report

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor resulting in recurrent colic in a arabian horse gelding a report of case

Abelardo Morales Briceño* and Harmon Oliva

Abstract

Background: A Grey 12-year-old Arabian endurance horse gelding was referred to the SHS Veterinary Center for anorexia, mild colic of 5 days duration, and melena of 1 day duration. The owner reported recurring colic, 12 episodes of mild colic in the previous year.

Me...

11/04/2020
Case Report

Unusual presentation of Oxalate nephropathy causing Acute Kidney Injury: A case report

Anas Diab*, Michelle M Neuman, Kareem Diab and Daniel Gordon

Abstract

Oxalate Nephropathy due to Hyperoxaluria and elevated serum oxalate level is a well-known cause for interstitial fibrosis, and ESRD. Conditions associated with high serum Oxalate, should be considered as a possible contributing factor for a patient’s tubular injury,

11/02/2020
Research Article

Modification of the Renal Angina Index for identifying the need for renal replacement therapy in critically ill pediatric patients

Erin K Stenson*, John T Brinton, Liz Beil, Danielle E Soranno4 and Katja M Gist

Severe Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a common, serious problem affecting critically ill children that lacks effective treatment options. Currently, there are no treatment options for AKI other than supportive care. Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is employed to reduce Fluid Overload (F...

10/20/2020
Case Report

COVID-19 related rhabdomyolysis

Alejandro Munoz-Martinez, Maham Akbar Waheed, Kenar D Jhaveri and Geurys Rojas-Marte*

A novel coronavirus known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) with a high rate of human-to-human transmission has emerged, resulting in a worldwide public health crisis of catastrophic proportions. Common initial symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) include ...

10/22/2020
Clinical Image

Syphilitic pemphigus

Elvis Piñeres* and Carlos Ospina

A 34-week premature newborn, child of a mother without prenatal controls, a marijuana user, with gestational syphilis with a positive rapid plasma reagin test (RPR) titer 1:16, did not receive treatment during pregnancy. The newborn presented congenital syphilis, RPR titer 1: 256 positive test.

10/20/2020
Review Article

StatesCare–The Cure for “Patient” Healthcare

Deane Waldman*

Abstract

Fifty years of Washington’s fixes for healthcare have brought us to the brink: insurance is unaffordable and care is unavailable, certainly not in time. The way to make healthcare work for We the Patients (all Americans) is to take healthcare authority away from third-p...

10/20/2020
Review Article

Liver disease in the Era of Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic

Siddesh Besur*, Rehana Begum, Vikraman Gunabushanam and Herbert L Bonkovsky

Coronavirus infections have caused outbreaks in humans: SARS-COV ((Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS-CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) resulting in significant mortality and morbidity.

10/15/2020
Mini Review

Hormones and depression in women

John Studd*

It is well known that depression is more common in women than in men with more prescriptions for antidepressants, hospital admissions for depression and suicide attempts. However another aspect to be considered is that depression is different in women than men because women have depressive episod...

10/20/2020
Research Article

Experiment of a novel four-spherical intrauterine contraceptive device with nickel-titanium

Jian-Chun Yu†, Mei-Hua Zhang†, Ling Yu†, Li-Ping Zhai, Xia Song, Fang-Di Dong and Yi Qiu*

Abstract

The aim of this study was to develop a novel four-spherical intrauterine contraceptive device (4-SIUD) with nickel-titanium (Ni-Ti) for human, and to evaluate the contraceptive effect. The 4-SIUD composed of 4 mesh spheres and 5 support arms. The shape of 4-SIUD was like a &l...

10/20/2020
Research Article

Maternal and perinatal outcomes of uterine rupture in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo

Jacques Ngoy Kitenge, Olivier Mukuku, Xavier K Kinenkinda and Prosper L Kakudji

Abstract

Introduction: Uterine rupture is one of the peripartum complications, which cause nearly about one out of thirteen maternal deaths. This study aimed to assess the prevalence and associated factors of mortality among women with uterine rupture in referral hospitals of Lubumbas...

10/14/2020
Research Article

Endometrial thickness and frozen thaw embryo transfer: A prospective study

Mahalakshmi S, Sakthi A, Saravanan L and Sharma Nidhi*

Abstract

Aim and objectives: Endometrial Window of Implantation (WOI) is open in the midsecretory phase wherein the markers of invasion and cell adhesion are manifested .The primary objective was to find out the predictive value of Endometrial thickness and profile as a prognostic fac...

10/14/2020
Research Article

Effect of sperm DNA fragmentation on ICSI outcome: A prospective study

Saravanan Lakshamanan, Saravanan Mahalakshmi, Harish Ramya and Sharma Nidhi*

Abstract

Aim and objectives: The primary aim was to measure the sperm DNA damage and to study the magnitude of sperm DNA damage. Secondary objective was to study the effect of sperm DNA fragmentation on Day 5 Blastocyst expansion (graded 1-5).

Results: There is an increase i...

10/13/2020
Research Article

Comparison of oocyte maturity rates in recombinant Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) and triptorelin acetate triggers: A prospective randomized study

Lakshmanan S, Saravanan M, Senthil P* and Sharma N

Abstract

Luteinizing Hormone (LH) like exposure in the mid cycle for inducing the oocyte maturation is the very crucial step in the success of ICSI treatment. Introduction of LH surge endogenously by GnRH-agonist for final oocyte maturation induction, may be more physiological compar...

10/13/2020
Case Report

Viral meningitis in pregnancy: A case report

Ruth Roseingrave* and Savita Lalchandani

Summary

Ms X is a 34 year old para 1 woman who presented at 26+5 weeks’ gestation with fever, neurological symptoms and history of a viral illness. She was treated empirically for bacterial meningitis and transferred to a tertiary maternity hospital. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) po...

10/13/2020
Letter to the Editor

COVID-19 and taking care and protection of patients with intellectual disabilities, need special care and equity

Faheem Anwar, Muhammad Tayyab*, Jawad Khan and Ihteshamul Haq

Since December 2019, entire world is facing problem of corona-virus pandemics and its impact on the people and their social life has been phenomenal.

10/13/2020
Research Article

Atherogenic risk assessment of naive HIV-infected patients attending Infectious Diseases Service of Kinshasa University Teaching Hospital, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

MMK Mbula*, HNT Situakibanza, GL Mananga, B Longo Mbenza, JRR Makulo, MM Longokolo, MN Mandina, NN Mayasi, MM Mbula, B Bepouka, GL Mvumbi, EN Amaela, DN Tshilumba, O Odio, BM Ekila, A Nkodila and BT Buasa

Abstract

Background and aim: Metabolic abnormalities are common in HIV/AIDS. Increasingly, lipid ratios are used as screening tools for dyslipidaemia in these medical conditions. The aim of this study was to assess the ability of 4 lipid ratios to ...

10/21/2020
Research Article

Lower-body negative pressure/ergometer exercise in bed rest: Effects on female orthostatic tolerance

Linjie Wang*, Zhili Li, Cheng Tan, Huijuan Wang, Xiangjie Zhou, Siyang He, Peng Zou and Yinghui Li

Introduction: Alternatively using gradient lower-body negative pressure (LBNP) and ergometer exercise (LBNP + ergo) under a flight schedule framework was explored to detect its orthostatic capacity maintenance effects in female subjects after 15 days of -6° head-down bed rest (HDBR).
M...

2020-10-21
Research Article

Can the Wondfo® SARS-CoV-2 IgM/IgG antibodies be used as a rapid diagnostic test?

Lysandro Pinto Borges, Makson Gleydson Brito De Oliveira*, Daniela Raguer Valadão de Souza, Kezia Alves Dos Santos and Luana Heimfarth

Background: An outbreak of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) disease (COVID-19) has rapidly spread worldwide. The aim of this study was to evaluate and validate the performance of the Wondfo® lateral-flow immunochromatographic assay that detect SARS-CoV-2- IgG, IgM antibodies (Wondfo® IC), u...

10/07/2020
Research Article

Anti COVID-19 immunity developed as assessed in a community-based oncological center

Teresa Guix, Marco Panichi, Ines Guix, Iván García, Carles Llebaría, Nicolás Achkar, Luis Quinzaños, Hamza Sentisi, Jose Luís Enríquez, Ana Galván, Cristina Pérez-Sánchez, Víctor González, Carmen León and Benjamín Guix*

Abstract

Introduction: Serology (antibody) tests for the SARS-CoV-2 have been proposed as an instrument to inform health authorities about immunization during the COVID-19 pandemic. As there is a significant part of the population that may have some degree of immunity, it is of great ...

10/20/2020
Case Report

Cystic fibrosis and congenital adrenal hyperplasia: A rare occurrence with diagnostic dilemmas, similarities and contradictions

Mohammad Nabavi, Parisa Rezaeifar, Morteza Fallahpour, Saba Arshi, Mohammad Hassan Bemanian, Sima Shokri and Afshin Rezaeifar*

Abstract

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a hereditary syndrome composed of exocrine gland dysfunction   involving multiple systems which if untreated may result in chronic respiratory infections, pancreatic enzyme deficiency and failure to thrive. The association between CF and othe...

10/06/2020
Research Article

Short-term responses to high-dose inhaled corticosteroid treatment in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with a fractional nitric oxide concentration over 35 parts per billion: A single-centre pre–post study

Akihiro Shiroshita*, Yu Tanaka, Kei Nakashima, Atsushi Shiraishi, Hiroki Matsui and Masahiro Aoshima

Abstract

Introduction: There is currently no strategy for identifying chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients whose pulmonary function could benefit from inhaled corticosteroids. We investigated whether a 28-day regime of inhaled corticosteroids improved pulmonary functi...

10/05/2020
Research Article

Percutaneous abdomino-pelvic abscess drainage in complicated Crohn’s disease

Alberta Cappelli*, Silvio Laureti, Nunzia Capozzi, Cristina Mosconi, Francesco Modestino, Giuliano Peta, Silvia Lo Monaco, Antonio Bruno, Giulio Vara, Caterina De Benedittis, Paolo Gionchetti, Fernando Rizzello, Gilberto Poggioli and Rita Golfieri

Abstract

Purpose: Percutaneous abscess drainage (PAD) is the first-line approach for abscess in Crohn’s disease (CD) since it procrastinates or avoids surgery especially in postoperative abscesses [within 30 days post-operative (p.o.)]. We retrospectively evaluated the effective...

10/02/2020
Research Article

Frequency of renal tubular acidosis in children with down syndrome

Silvestre García de la Puente*, Karla Adney Flores Arizmendi, Junior Rafael Gahona Villegas, Paola Andrea Yepes Genoy and Elena Lissette Garza Guerrero

Abstract

Background: Down syndrome (DS) is associated with various congenital diseases and malformations, including those of the kidneys and urinary tract. It has been thought that renal tubular acidosis (RTA) is more frequent in this population. The objective of this study was to ass...

10/12/2020
Case Report

Psychological distress in a social media content moderator: A case report

Roukaya Benjelloun and Yassine Otheman*

Abstract

The expansion of social media platforms has given birth to a specific professional category in charge of « sanitizing » social media and keeping it free of “inappropriate” content. These content moderators, as a result of being constantly exposed to po...

10/12/2020
Review Article

COVID-19 pandemic, recurrent outbreaks and prospects for assimilation of hCoV-19 into the human genome

Vinod Nikhra*

Abstract

The outbreaks and resurgence: The disease which reportedly began in the Chinese city Wuhan in November-December 2019, soon spread to various parts of the world, and was named and declared a pandemic disease by WHO. While the European countries were recovering from the epidemi...

10/06/2020
Review Article

The role of robotic segmentectomy for non-small cell lung cancer

Anil Gokce*, Yucel Akkas and Bulent Kocer

Abstract

Segmentectomy may be applied to all segments; superior segmentectomies (lower lobe superior segments for both lungs), lingulectomies (two segments forming lingulas of upper left lobe) and basal segmentectomies (segments other than superior segment for both lungs). In lung seg...

10/05/2020
Research Article

Knowledge and attitude of workers towards HIV post-exposure prophylaxis and exposure of staffs to sharp injuries in Dessie Referral Hospital: 2020; A cross sectional study

Sewunet Ademe, Mekia Mohammed and Afework Edmealem

Abstract

Background: Post exposure chemoprophylaxis can prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in risk healthcare workers; however routine adoptions of these practices by the workers have been limited.

Objective: To assess know...

10/02/2020
Research Article

Antibiotic induced changes to mitochondria result in potential contributions to carcinogenesis, heart pathologies, other medical conditions and ecosystem risks

Jorma Jyrkkanen*

Abstract

With the discovery by Calghatgi (2013) that three common antibiotics (Abs) increased mitochondrial reactive oxygen (ROS) and lipid peroxide (LP) and depleted their natural absorbant glutathione led me to investigate further the potential impacts of these genotoxic substances ...

10/01/2020
Research Article

Identification and resolution of drug therapy problems among hypertensive patients receiving care in a Nigerian Hospital - A pilot study

Blessing Onyinye Ukoha-kalu*, Maxwell Ogochukwu Adibe and Chinwe Victoria Ukwe

Abstract

Background: An event involving drug therapy that actually or potentially interfers with the desired health outcomes is known as drug therapy problem.

Objective: The study aimed to identify and resolve potential drug related problems...

09/30/2020
Research Article

Emergency care sick palliative and problems oncology in emergency department during the COVID-19 pandemic

Basri Lenjani*, Nehat Baftiu*, Premtim Rashiti, Gani Shabani, Blerim Krasniqi, Arber Demiri, Besarta Pelaj, Fllanza Spahiu, Arban Demi and Dardan Lenjani

Abstract

Emergency medical care in palliative patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to provide a consistent treatment for stable patients that should be consistent with the goals and benefits, the perspective of these patients, but avoiding palliative patients with a ...

09/29/2020
Review Article

Child neglect - still a neglected problem in the global world: A review

Björn Tingberg and Doris Nilsson*

Summary

Child neglect is a global problem that involves large costs for both the individual and for society. This article is based on published reviews and meta-analyses in the field of child neglect between 1980 and 2018. Of a total of 433 articles, 13 was included, main Data bases h...

09/29/2020
Research Article

Knowledge, attitude and practice towards hypertension among patients receiving care in a Nigerian Hospital

Blessing Onyinye Ukoha-kalu*, Maxwell Ogochukwu Adibe, Chibueze Anosike and Chinwe Victoria Ukwe

Abstract

Background: Poor knowledge about hypertension can lead to poor attitude towards the disease which may directly affect patients self-care practices towards hypertension.
Objective: This study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice towards ...

09/29/2020
Research Article

Detection of hypertension and its associated factors among Dessie Town Government School Staffs, Amhara Region, Dessie, Ethiopia, 2019

Sewunet Ademe* and Afework Edmealem

Abstract

Introduction: Hypertension is the leading remediable risk factor for cardiovascular disease, affecting more than 1 billion people worldwide, and is responsible for more than 10 million preventable deaths globally each year. Hypertension can be described as th...

09/29/2020
Research Article

A comparison of complications associated with nutrition between the patients receiving enteral or parenteral in the intensive care unit

Seyhan Sumeyra Asci, Ahmet Eroglu* and Coskun Asci

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the complications including infection and mortality associated with enteral and parenteral nutrition on patients in the ICU of a university hospital.

In this study, a total of 100 patients who were under follow-up...

09/23/2020
Rapid Communication

Audit of the effect of non-nasal specific scoring on the Postoperative SNOT22 questionnaire

Samir Gendy*

Abstract

The Sino-nasal outcome test (SNOT22) has been widely adopted in clinical practice and has been declared as the most suitable sinonasal outcome scoring system. It is simple disease specific encompassing 22 symptoms reflecting health burden of the rhino- logical patients.

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09/24/2020
Research Article

Epilepsy due to Neurocysticercosis: Analysis of a Hospital Cohort

Marcellin Bugeme, Adjratou Djeynabou Sow, Olivier Mukuku*, Athanase Millogo, Oscar Numbi Luboya and Kamadore Touré

Abstract

Introduction: Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a common helminthic infection of the nervous system that occurs when humans become intermediate hosts in the life cycle of the pig tapeworm (taenia solium) after ingesting its eggs. The objective of this study was to ...

09/28/2020
Research Article

Prevalence and measurement of anxiety and depression in nurses during COVID pandemic in Nepal

Ayush Chandra*, Avinash Chandra and Nabina Sharma

Abstract

Background: Anxiety and depression are under reported, underdiagnosed mental illness in health worker in Nepal especially during COVID pandemic. The study was carried out as an observational study on nurses in Nepal. In this study we attempted to assess the i...

09/29/2020
Research Article

Pattern of ocular diseases among patients attending ophthalmic outpatient department: A cross-sectional study

Sewunet Ademe* and Afework Edmealem

Abstract

Background: Ocular diseases affect every individual in this world, with the only difference being in the pattern of occurrence of disease depending on age, gender, region, and climatic conditions. In Ethiopia there is shortage of literatures stating pattern o...

09/17/2020
Opinion

Coronaryvirus infection, oxidative stress in ENT

Holeček V* and Rokyta R

In COVID-19 pandemic we focused on epidemiology and somewhat we neglect the possibility of biochemical influencing of the infection. Therefore we try to find some properties of the virus, which are impressionable by drugs. Droplet infection transmission is mainly (hypochloric acid) by nose and mo...

09/16/2020
Research Article

General practitioners’ knowledge, attitudes and practices on antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections in children in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo

Aubin Ndjadi Wembonyama Kasongo, Olivier Mukuku*, Gray A-Wakamb Kanteng, Mick Ya-Pongombo Shongo, André Kabamba Mutombo, Albert Mwembo-A-Nkoy Tambwe, Dieudonné Tshikwej Ngwej, Stanis Okitotsho Wembonyama and Oscar Numbi Luboya

Abstract

Objective: To assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices declared among general practitioners (GPs) concerning the use of antibiotics for the treatment of ARI in children under 5 years in Lubumbashi.

Methods: A cross-sectional su...

09/17/2020
Research Article

Production and characterization of staphylokinase enzyme from Staphylococcus aureus ASIA4

Nourah Hassan Alzahrani and Fareed Shawky El-Shenawy*

Abstract

Six clinical Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from different clinical samples. Isolates ASIA1 and ASIA2 isolated from urine samples of urinary tract infected patients; ASIA3 isolated from swab samples of burn abscess patients at Assiut University hospital as well as ASI...

09/17/2020
Research Article

Detection of IDH mutations in cerebrospinal fluid: A discussion of liquid biopsy in neuropathology

Ming Lee1*, Gek San Tan, Chee Kian Tham and Kiat-Hon Tony Lim

Summary

Isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) mutations are a common event in secondary glioblastoma multiforme and lower-grade adult infiltrative astrocytomas and independently confer a better prognosis [1,2]. These are highly conserved mutations during glioma progression and thus also a us...

09/15/2020
Research Article

Comparison of muscle activation of 3 different hip belt squat techniques

Colleen N Gulick* and Dawn T Gulick

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to differentiate between muscular activity of three different types of belt squats (SquatMax-MD, Pit Shark and Monster Rhino) and the muscle activation of the rectus femoris, vastus medialis oblique, gluteus maximus, and gluteus medius. Fourteen ...

09/08/2020
Clinical Image

Exceptional intraoperative aspects of mesenteric venous gas

Mohamed Hajri, Wael Ferjaoui*, Aziz Atallah, Dhouha Bacha, Rached Bayar and Mohamed Tahar Khalfallah

A 73-year-old female patient presented to the emergency department with a 3-day history of acute abdominal pain and diarrhea.

08/31/2020
Research Article

Incidence and outcome of no flow after primary percutaneous coronary intervention in acute myocardial infarction

Goutam Datta*

Abstract

Background: Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of the infarct-related artery (IRA) is the most effective treatment modality in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Incidence of no flow is 8.8-10% in primary PCI of STEMI patients. ...

09/14/2020
Research Article

Clinical profile and surgical outcomes of children presenting with teratology of Fallot

Josephat M Chinawa*, Agarwal Vijay, Sarang Gaikwad, Bhadra Trivedi and Bartholomew Chukwu

Abstract

Background: Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is a very common cyanotic congenital heart disease presenting early at birth with various degrees of cyanosis. If left uncorrected surgically, can lead to death.

Objectives: This study is aimed ...

09/11/2020
Case Report

Recurrent pyogenic granuloma caused by intraosseous vessel: A case report

Hale Var and Efe Can Sivrikaya*

Abstract

Pyogenic granuloma is a benign localized lesion of the skin and mucosa closely related to trauma, chronic irritation and hormonal changes. The method of treatment is surgical excision. But relapses can occur. For this reason, treatment with alternative methods such as cryothe...

09/16/2020
Clinical Image

Vaginal and endometrial metastasis of primary cutaneous malignant melanoma

Maria Boia Martins, Francisca Morgado, Nuno Oliveira and Filomena Ramos

09/08/2020
Research Article

Establishment of a new reference line for 2D transperineal ultrasound in urogynecology

Anna Dionysopoulou*, Christine Skala, Christel Weiss, Annette Hasenburg and Stefan Albrich

Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study was to establish a new, reliable and reproducible reference line for assessing bladder neck descent using 2-dimensional transperineal ultrasound. Therefore, we created a novel line, named Symphysis-Levator Line (SLL) and ...

09/11/2020
Research Article

Acute kidney injury in colombian patients with COVID-19 who received kidney support therapy with genius® 90 technology

Emilio Rey-Vela, Jesús Muñoz, Jorge Rico-Fontalvo, Rodrigo Daza-Arnedo, Katherin Portela-Buelvas, Nehomar Pájaro-Galvis, Víctor Leal-Martínez, Emilio Abuabara-Franco, José Cabrales-Juan, Leonardo Marín, Lucas Daza, Samuel Cuadro, Emir Ortiz, María Raad-Sarabia, Cesar Ferrer, Alejandra Prada, Greisy González, Elkin Mendoza, Klearly Tinoco, Jorge Camacho, Joel Ortega, Carlos Tobón, Juan Montes, Jorge Coronado, Luis Salgado-Montiel, José Correa, Fabio Salas, Amilkar Almanza-Hurtado and Miguel Aguilar-Schorborg

Abstract

Introduction: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the complications associated with severe COVID-19 infection, and it can present in up to 20% to 40% of the cases; of these, approximately 20% will require renal replacement therapy (RRT).

Objective: ...

07/31/2020
Research Article

Clinical characteristics in STEMI-like aortic dissection versus STEMI-like pulmonary embolism

Oscar MP Jolobe*

Abstract

Dissecting aortic aneurysm with ST segment elevation, and pulmonary embolism with ST segment elevation are two of a number of clinical entities which can simulate ST segment elevation myocardial infarction.

Objective: The purpose of this review is t...

09/04/2020
Procedure

A Simplified approach for fabrication of custom tray for Facial prosthesis

Jyotsna Vimal, Sunit Kumar Jurel, Raghuwar Dayal Singh* and Pooran Chand

Abstract

Maxillofacial defects are very common and can be due to congenital defect, trauma, infections and neoplasms of facial region. These defects can be restored using different materials and retention methods to give a life like appearance. Rehabilitation of facial defect is a ver...