Deep Venous Thrombosis in Behcet's Syndrome: Is Anticoagulation Necessary?
Nieves Marie Leonardo and Julian McNeil
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 22, 2016
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the lower extremities is a common medical presentation. Anticoagulation is the cornerstone of management. However, not all DVTs require anticoagulation. We report a case of DVT in a patient with Behcet's Syndrome where venous inflammation is the primary pathology and anti-inflammatory therapy is primary and the role of anti-coagulation is moot....
Effects of Seated Whole-Body Vibration Exposure on Cervical and Trunk Proprioception and Static and Dynamic Postural Stability
Takashi Nagai, Heather M Bansbach, Mallory S Faherty, John P Abt, Timothy C Sell and Scott M Lephart
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 05, 2016
Prolonged exposure to seated whole-body vibration (WBV) is considered a risk factor for neck pain (NP) and low back pain (LBP) in aircrew. Decreased trunk proprioception following WBV exposure has been previously reported. Proprioceptive feedback from the mechanoreceptors of the neck and trunk regions plays an important role in maintaining proper postural stability; therefore, it was hypothesized that WBV exposure would negatively affect both cervical/trunk proprioception and postural stability,...
Phoenix Project for Improving the Quality of Life in Rheumatic Diseases: Preliminay Results
Middei Sonia, Pasqualucci Simona and Martin-Martin Luis Severino
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 03, 2016
Rheumatic chronic diseases (RCD) are among the most common chronic non-communicable diseases. They are the leading cause of disability in developed countries, and consume a large amount of health and social resources. The purpose of this preliminary study (PHOENIX PROJECT) was to evaluate changes in the quality of life of patients suffering from RCD followed by talks in Group Counseling for emotional support. Group Counseling talks for emotional support is a behavioural intervention to facilitat...