Acute Upper Limb Ischemia in a Patient with COVID-19 Pneumonia
Roaa Alosaimi, MD, Ahood A Albajri, MD and Roaa M Albalwi, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 31, 2020
The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which is an enveloped RNA beta coronavirus. It is a novel coronavirus responsible for the current global pandemic and poses a critical threat to global health worldwide. While SARS-CoV-2 is known to cause significant pulmonary disease, including pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), clinicians have observed many extrapulmonary manifestations of COVID-19 particularly thrombosis...
Bruxism Management: A Comprehensive Review
Luis Gabriel Ladino, Melissa Vargas, Johana Rodriguez and Efrain López
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 31, 2020
The physiological predisposing factors of bruxism cannot be individualized, since this is the result of a combination of causes which produce a pathogenic, repetitive, and often unconscious action. Whenever bruxism is discussed in adults or children, the presence of dental contacts should be verified and established. Additionally, establishing a specific etiology for bruxism is impossible, since there are causes and factors associated with its presence, which may or may not be...
Immune-Mediated Necrotizing Myopathy with Anti-SRP Autoantibodies and Typical Clinical Presentation
Desislava Kalinova, Alexander Kopchev, Zlatimir Kolarov and Rasho Rashkov
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 27, 2020
Immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy (IMNM) is a relatively new disease, described for the first time in 2004. IMNM is a form of myositis since it is an inflammatory myopathy with strict involvement of the skeletal muscles albeit lymphocytic infiltration is sparse or absent. The clinical picture, pathological features and autoantibodies (Abs) of IMNM differ markedly from those of antisynthetase syndrome and non-specific myositis. Anti-HMGCR and anti-SRP Abs are strongly specific for IMNM, but th...