Successful Management of Hyperosmolar Hyperglycaemic State with Oral Hypoglycaemics in a Rural Setting - A Case Report
Jeremy Kay Hock Lee, Aaron Kwun Hang Ho and Lin Ho Wong
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 29, 2020
Hyperosmolar Hyperglycaemic State (HHS) is a diabetic emergency which requires prompt restoration of haemodynamic stability due to high early mortality. There is currently no study which recommends the use of oral hypoglycaemics to lower blood glucose levels, due to the high efficacy of parenteral Insulin. We report a case of our management of HHS using oral hypoglycaemics (Metformin and Gliclazide) due to the absence of parenteral Insulin in a rural setting, with remission of symptoms, stabiliz...
Cannabinoid Use and Depression: Comparison of Natural and Synthetic Cannabinoids
Serap Akdeniz Gorgulu, MD and Can Sait Sevindik, MD
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: February 29, 2020
Patients who predominantly used marijuana (natural cannabis) and patients who predominantly used synthetic cannabinoids in their history were evaluated as two separate groups in our study which aimed to compare the sociodemographic characteristics and depressive symptoms of these two groups. The sample of our study consisted of those patients who referred to the Polyclinic of Psychiatry at Ardahan State Hospital and were diagnosed with substance addiction. 30 polyclinic patients who defined pred...
Acute Simultaneous Renal and Ovarian Vein Thrombosis Mimicking Renal Colic and Associated with Factor V Leiden: Case Report and Review of Literature
Chahid Farah, Sabine Imad, Rachelle Abboud, Fady Nader, Rahil Zeaiter, Boutros Youssef, Karen Nicolas, Mireille Rizkallah, Alain Khalaf and Tony El Murr
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 14, 2020
Severe flank pain is a frequent complaint at the emergency department (ED). It is usually associated to other clinical symptoms like fever, dysuria, vomiting, diarrhea or radiation to the groin. Hereby, it may raise a lot of probable differential diagnosis that should be ruled out first depending on laboratory tests and imaging results. However, when flank pain is isolated and radiating to the groin without evidence of urolithiasis on abdominal CT scan, more rare diagnosis should be suggested su...