Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis - A Great Mimic
Akash Virupakshaiah, Praneeth Pasam, Prachi Kala, Shilpa Lakkundi and Mayilvaganan Sabaretnam
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 28, 2015
Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis (IGM) is an uncommon breast disease often mistaken for breast infection, abscess or Carcinoma. Here are two cases of IGM diagnosed after prolonged ineffective treatment of presumed infectious mastitis with abscess and carcinoma. The diagnosis was confirmed by biopsy and the patients were further evaluated to exclude other causes that would present with granulomatous formation....
Can Genetic Testing Provide Information to Develop Customized Nutrigenomic Solutions for Reward Deficiency Syndrome?
Kenneth Blum, Rajendra D Badgaiyan, Zsolt Demotrovics, James Fratantonio, Gozde Agan and Marcelo Febo
Article Type: Opinion | First Published: February 28, 2015
We are entering the era of genomic medicine and neuroimaging as it relates to addiction a subset of Reward Deficiency Syndrome. In 2005 our laboratory received the first USA patent on Nutrigenomics and RDS treatment. This was awarded on the basis of our earlier work showing anti-addiction activity of a nutraceutical consisting of amino-acid precursors and enkephalinase inhibition properties and our discovery of the first polymorphic gene (Dopamine D2 Receptor Gene [DRD2] to associate with sever ...
A Case of Hematogenous Spread of E. coli causing Clinical Chorioamnionitis
Anne Kennard, Michael R. Foley and Jordan Perlow
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 25, 2015
This case report details a case of chorioamnionitis via hematogenous spread of bacteria following a perforation of the small bowel. Chorioamnionitis is typically thought of as an ascending infection so this case serves as a reminder that intraamniotic infection can arise from multiple sources including bacteremia. The signs and symptoms may be the same as a typical intraamniotic infection, however, may require different treatment due to the different route and pathogens associated with hematogen...