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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510106

Osteoporosis: Bisphosphonate Therapy in Postmenopausal Women

Amber Rowe, Erin Zamora and Tamera Pearson

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 19, 2019

Osteoporosis is the deterioration of bone tissue and strength, which leads to an increased risk of fractures. Postmenopausal women are at increased risk for osteoporosis. Bisphosphonates have long been the mainstay of osteoporosis treatment to prevent fractures, especially hip fractures by increasing bone mineral density. Extending treatment to up to 10 years is currently recommended. In lieu of possible adverse events such as atypical fractures and osteonecrosis of the jaw, drug holidays are an...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510094

Medical Student and Resident Burnout: A Review of Causes, Effects, and Prevention

Amir Mian, Dahye Kim, Duane Chen and Wendy L Ward

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 31, 2018

Professional burnout is a multi-dimensional phenomenon, which may result from prolonged unhealthy occupational stress. Symptoms in burnout cluster in three domains: emotional exhaustion, feeling isolated, and low work satisfaction. Medical students and residents are at particular risk because of their dual student pressures and in-training clinical care responsibilities. Common sources of personal and professional stressors include lack of time for leisure activities, inordinate workloads and sl...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510093

Health Care Practitioners Level of Awareness on Antimicrobial Resistance in Grenada

Lindonne Glasgow, Stephanie Fletcher-Lartey, Owen Gabriel and Martin Forde

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 28, 2018

The study found that while most practitioners could correctly define AMR, there was variability in knowledge about the judicious use of antimicrobials. About one in four physicians (26.4%) did not know whether AMR was a significant problem in the institution(s) where they practiced, compared with the majority (61.7%) who said it was not a problem. However, 41.6% of pharmacists felt that AMR was a national problem; although all (100%) laboratory technicians reportedly did not know if AMR was a si...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510092

Impact of Core Electronic Health Record Functionalities on Cardiovascular Disease Preventive Health Services for Underserved Patients

Christopher K Rogers

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 15, 2018

Examine differences in the associations between core Electronic Health Record (EHR) functionalities for public and population health, care coordination, patient engagement, and quality improvement on the provision of recommended Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) preventive health services provided at Primary Care Visits (PCVs) for CVD at-risk adults with Medicaid and those with private insurance. Utilizing a nationally representative survey of ambulatory care visits by patients at risk for CVD in 201...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510091

Blue Finger Syndrome in an Elderly Patient

Castillo-Santizo JJ, Alvarez-Perez E, Gonzalez-Lopez A, Blanco-Rubio C, Ortega-Calvo M and Gabaldón-Rodriguez I

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 15, 2018

This article presents a case of an 88-year-old man who shows blue-violaceous discoloration on his fingers and toes, with a greater intensity on the third finger of right hand and the first, second and third toe of his right foot. The patient had been recently diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and met the criteria for oral anticoagulation with acenocoumarol, which had started two weeks earlier. When the treatment was discontinued, the bluish color of his fingers disappeared, for which reason the...

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