Salmonella Spondylodiscitis in a Patient with Sickle Cell Disease - Case Report and Literature Review
Salim AL Habsi, Renjit Kumar, Khalifa AL Ghafri, Abdulrahman AL Subhi and Tamer Malak
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 19, 2020
Salmonella infection is significantly common in sickle cell patient compared with general population. Salmonella osteomyelitis in sickle cell patient is typically seen in the diaphysis of the long bones. We are presenting a case of salmonella spondylodiscitis in a homozygous sickle cell patient. The organism was isolated from the spine and was managed conservatively with antibiotic therapy as per susceptibility result. The treatment was guided by clinical and laboratory response. Sickle cell dis...
Disc Desiccation in Low Impact Young Trauma Victims
Steven Futrell and Michael Burgio
Article Type: Case Study | First Published: September 04, 2020
To consider evidence that indicates disc desiccation occurs with regularity in young individuals, despite reports to the contrary. The clinical histories of 168 chiropractic patients under the age of 50 were reviewed in such a manner that individual patients cannot be identified. 20 individuals under the age of 50 were found to exhibit disc desiccation, an occurrence of approximately 12%. It was also indicated that disc desiccation appears to occur with slightly greater frequency in women....
Surgical Options for Treating Knee Osteoarthritis - A Concise Review
Jatinder Singh Luthra, FRCS, Salim AL Habsi, MD and Suwailim AL Ghannami, MRCS
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 21, 2020
Several options are available to manage osteoarthritis of the knee including arthroscopic joint debridement, high tibial osteotomy, proximal fibula osteotomy, Maquet osteotomy, joint distraction procedure, sub-chondroplasty, injection of platelet rich plasma, injection of stem cell, patellofemoral arthroplasty, unicompartment knee arthroplasty, and total knee replacement. The choice of surgery will depend on location and severity of the osteoarthritis, age, comorbidities, and body mass index of ...
Validity and Reliability of the Oxford Shoulder Instability Score Translated into Arabic
Sager Samir Hanna, Aliaa Fareed Khaja, Ahmed Khaled Bouhamrah and Ali Maqdes
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: July 24, 2020
Fifty-five patients were involved in this survey at the baseline and follow-up (14 days after the baseline). We performed the internal consistency test using Cronbach’s α. We calculated Standard Response Mean (SRM) and Pearson’s Correlation to estimate the construct validity and responsiveness of the Arabic OSIS in comparison to Disability of the Arm and Shoulder and Hand (DASH) Score. The Arabic OSIS had a baseline Cronbach’s α of 0.815 and a follow-up value of 0.860. In addition, Intra...
Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD): 6 Case Based Review
Marvin Josué Bustamante Gutiérrez Alex Noé López Martínez Idania Escalante Mendoza, Luis Adolfo Kramer Juan Pablo Araica Yeny Maldonado and Abraham García Kutzbach
Article Type: Case Based Review | First Published: July 20, 2020
Mixed Connective Tissue Disease is an autoimmune clinical entity with characteristics of overlap syndrome including: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Sclerosis, Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis. There is an active controversy as to whether it is a variant of Lupus or it is a different entity. The objective of these case reviews is to describe clinical-serological characteristics of 6 patients from AGAR clinic (Guatemalan Association against Rheumatic Diseases) that me...
Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Dental Students: A Cross-Sectional, Pilot Study from a UK University Teaching Hospital
Nicholas N Longridge, Roshanali Panju and Kathryn Fox
Article Type: Cross-Sectional Study | First Published: July 11, 2020
Musculoskeletal disorders can be acute or chronic conditions of the musculoskeletal system and are prevalent within the dental profession. Dentistry is a high-risk profession for musculoskeletal disorders due to the use of repetitive hand movements and the adoption of prolonged static procedures. These have been identified as a prevalent cause of early retirement and have been shown to develop during dental training and education. The reported high rates of musculoskeletal disorders in dental an...