Covid-19 Pandemic: Perspectives of Preclinical Medical Students and Effects on Their Lifestyles
Nevin Yılmaz, Ayşe Mısırlı, Dilara Kısaçam, Ecem Ersözlüoğlu, Görkem Becer and Sıdıka Nur Kardaş
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 06, 2021
COVID-19 has appeared in Wuhan in December 2019. It has become an epidemic, leading to the transition to online education in medical schools, and students have been affected in some way by the pandemic. This study aimed to investigate perspectives of Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) preclinical medical students on COVID-19 and its effects on their lives. The novel coronavirus has appeared at the end of December of 2019, in Wuhan city of China. It spread rapidly and affected other regions o...
Prevalence and Determinants of Visual Impairment among School Children in Qatar
Al Ashwal Shadi M, MSc, PhD
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 26, 2021
To evaluate the prevalence of visual impairment among school children in Qatar, through a screening protocol based on the WHO guidelines. Children of grades 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 underwent screening for low vision during the academic year 2019-2020. Visual acuity measurement was performed by well-trained screeners using a Snellen chart at 6 meters with E symbol in which the 6/6 line was the standard for normal vision. Based upon the results of the visual acuity, data of each individual was entered in...
Incidence and Associated Risk Factors of Hypertension among HIV Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy in Fako Division: A 5-Years Retrospective Cohort
Tah Aldof Yoah, Tendongfor Nicholas, Njukang Ernest Nkem, Kah Emmanuel Nji, Ndale Sylvanus Akonwei, Nde Fon Peter, Enow Orock George and Anna Longdoh Njunda
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 05, 2021
The aim of this study was to determine incidence and associated risk factors of hypertension among HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Fako Division, South West Region of Cameroon. A 5-years retrospective cohort study was used to review the records or patient files of 1640 HIV patients enrolled between the years 2013-2015. These files were reviewed in 3 HIV treatment Centers which measured a recorded blood pressure routinely. Data was entered in SPSS 25 and analyzed using stata 13. L...
Evolution of COVID-19 in Elderly Patients: The Need to Focus on Post-COVID-19 Syndrome
Carmen Carolina Domínguez-Gutiérrez, Manuel Alejandro Jaramillo-Acosta, Julio César Mantilla- Pardo and Michael Gregorio Ortega-Sierra
Article Type: Commentary | First Published: October 28, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised many questions about the long-, medium- and short-term prognosis of this disease. Studies such as that of Sosa Frias, et al. where the authors inquired about prognostic factors of the evolution of patients who developed the severe phenotype of COVID-19, who required invasive ventilation and died, showing that the leukogram and the initial chest X-ray are predictors of unfavorable evolution . However, it is necessary to widen the time window of the short- and m...
The Effects of the Internet on Celebrification and Mental Health: From Britney Spears to the Vatican
Cameron J Sabet
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 09, 2021
Though superficially secular, celebrification is an intrinsically religious phenomenon. Though celebrities fashion mighty podiums out of public personas of otherness, these platforms of deification can also quickly become their public gallows. Cyclical religious themes like idolization, impersonation, sacrifice, and redemption shape the career arcs and mental health of many high-profile figures because society craves drama. Therefore, this analysis will explore how digital media mediates and exp...
Sexual Abuse: Social Inequality and Poverty
Indira Ravena Pereira Alves Fernandes Macêdo, Francisco Afonso Tavares Junior, Jullianny Ribeiro Macedo, Alinne Farias Tavares, José Renato Ferreira Teixeira and Modesto Leite Rolim Neto
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: October 04, 2021
Sexual violence is a very big social and health issue, it sets up also as a gender and race problem, as it affects mainly girls and black girls; in addition, the crime is committed more than 90% of times by males. Sexual abuse is a harmful, humiliating, and traumatic experience to the physical and mental health of men and women with immediate and late consequences. A systematic literature search was performed according to guidelines in the PRISMA statement. Searches were conducted in PubMed. Key...