Reliability and Validity of the Arabic Version of the EORTC QLQ-C30 and QLQ-BR23 Questionnaires
Ghufran Jassim and Ahmed AlAnsari
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 19, 2020
A cross-sectional study was carried out on a total of 337 subjects recruited from the Oncology Centre in Bahrain. The European Organization for Research and Treatment-QOL questionnaire and breast cancer specific module (EORTC QLQ-C30 and QLQ-BR23) were used to measure the HRQOL among women with breast cancer. All statistical tests were performed using SPSS Version 20. The reliability of the EORTC QLQ-C30 and QLQ-BR23 questionnaires was examined using Cronbach’s alpha test. The construct validi...
Atypical Presentation of Delayed Onset Malignant Hyperthermia: Internist Needs to Be Aware Of
Mina A Gaballa, DO, Mohammed Z Shariff, MD and Mohammad A Hossain, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 03, 2020
Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a rare but potentially life threatening drug related reaction predisposed by genetic factors. Although most cases develop within the intraoperative setting, less commonly, delayed onset presentations have also been reported. With variability in symptoms and time of onset, definitive diagnosis of MH is challenging. Herein, we report a case of a 73-year-old man presented with severe oliguria in the setting of recent surgical procedure. He was found to have acute kidn...
Elderly Involvement in the Era of COVID-19 Infection
Maha Hossam Eldin Ibrahim and Abeer Awad Abdellatif
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 14, 2020
Nowadays, the entire world is facing the outbreak pandemic of COVID-19 infection which is a lethal infection to some extent. The most commonly affected group of population is the elderly due to impaired immunity and multiple co-morbidities they suffer from. From this point of view; we will discuss some important issues about the elderly involvement during COVID-19 pandemic hoping to raise the awareness toward that frail sector of population. Indeed many researches for COVID infection whether reg...
A Potential Non-Invasive Therapy to Treat COVID-19, As Yet Unrecognized in the Medical Literature
Benjamin J Scherlag, PhD, Ronald A Scherlag, BS, MBA and Sunny S Po, MD, PhD
Article Type: Commentary | First Published: September 05, 2020
As the pandemic rages across the globe, we await the proven safe and effective vaccine that will turn the tide against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (a.k.a. COVID-19) spread. In the meantime, a number of pharmaceutical agents have been the subject of studies including, Hydroxychloroquine, Remdesivir, Dexamethasone, among others with varying degrees of clinical efficacy. Hidden from the medical literature is the evidence gathered by investigators for more than a decade that negative air ions c...
Comparison of Health Status between At-Home-Care and Institutionalized Adults with Down Syndrome in Japan
Kimiko Ueda, MD, MPH, PhD and Nobuhiko Okamoto, MD
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 02, 2020
In both cohorts, more than half of the subjects, regardless of gender, had dyslipidemia. Hyperuricemia and obesity were significantly more frequent in at-home-care men than in institutionalized men. The most common diseases in the institutionalized subjects were dyslipidemia (61%), ringworm (59.3%), hypothyroidism (30.5%), hyperuricemia (25.4%) and dementia (16.9%; 46% in those in their 60s). Subjects in their 50s or later showed a greater need for assistance in walking/moving, getting dressed a...