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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3516/1410036

Endobronchial Lipoma in a Never-Smoker

Li Wang, Meenakshi Bansal and Guang-Qian Xiao

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: December 22, 2015

Endobronchial lipomas, usually found in the obese and in smokers, can cause patients significant distress with chronic cough, chest pain, dyspnea, and increased infection risk. Here we present a case of a 61 year-old obese, never-smoker gentleman who initially presented with chronic productive cough, hemoptysis, chills and night sweats; and was later found to have a right upper lobe lung parenchymal lesion. Biopsy demonstrated a picture consistent with obstructive endobronchial lipoma....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2377-3634/1410050

A Comprehensive Analysis of the Financial Burden of Diabetes Mellitus at Rafik Hariri University Hospital: The Economic Implications from the Public Sector Perspective in Lebanon

Akram Echtay, Rita Nemr, Maya Chehabeddine, Ramona Abi Gerges, Wadih Baajour, Nader Kakoun, Marwan Charif and Selim Jambart

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 18, 2015

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a pandemic health problem with an unprecedented number of patients reaching hundreds of millions, and characterized by the vascular complications and premature mortality incurring a high cost of management. The aim of this study was to assess the economic burden of DM management and its complications in Beirut through comparing the hospitalization cost for patients with DM to that of patients not suffering from DM....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-346X/1410045

Is Balancing Blood Pressure Night Dips Effective in Preventing Glaucoma Progression? A Pilot Study

Gil Peretz and Miriam Zalish

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 24, 2015

Much has been written about the relationship between intraocular pressure (IOP) and glaucoma. An elevated IOP has been found to be a risk factor for both glaucoma development and progression, and IOP reduction has been useful in at least slowing disease progression [1-4]. Some glaucoma patients continue to progress in spite of having low IOP levels, and this applies to treated patients with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) as well as treated patients with normal tension glaucoma (NTG)....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3664/1410013

Modification of the Uranyl Acetate Replacement Staining Protocol for Transmission Electron Microscopy

Santhana Raj L, Paramsavaran S, Koay BT, Izan Shahrina A and Siti Aminah N

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: January 02, 2016

A uranyl acetate replacement staining protocol has eliminated the need for highly toxic uranyl acetate in the electron microscopy laboratory. However, the method is results in undesirable charging effects when viewed under the transmission electron microscope and can be further improved. A modification of the uranyl acetate replacement staining protocol that simplifies the process is described. The modified method takes less time, and produces better contrast and less charging effects compared to the existing uranyl acetate replacement staining protocol....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510022

Utilization of Post Abortion Contraceptive and Associated Factors among Women who Came for Abortion Service: a Hospital Based Cross Sectional Study

Lealm Kokeb, Endeshaw admassu, Hiwot Kassa and Tewodros Seyoum

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 14, 2015

Introduction: Worldwide as well as in Ethiopia abortion is one of the top lead causes of maternal death. Unwanted pregnancies which end up in abortion occur due to contraception method non use or misuse. To decrease unintended pregnancies and avoid repeated abortions advancing immediate post abortion contraception is crucial. Objective: To assess utilization of post abortion contraceptive and associated factors among women came for abortion service in health institutions at Debre Marcos town, North West Ethiopia 2014. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510021

Preventing a Mass Disease: The Case of Gallstones Disease. Role and Competence for Family Physicians

Ignazio grattagliano

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: November 23, 2015

Gallstone formation is due to a complex interaction between genetic and nongenetic factors. Genes are estimated to account for only about one-fourth of the overall gallstone risk, while metabolic/environmental factors are at least partially modifiable in stone-free risk groups, acting by primary prevention measures on diet, lifestyle and/or the environment or, in selected patients (i.e. rapid weight loss, bariatric surgery, somatostatin or analogues therapy, transient gallbladder stasis, hormone therapy)....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510020

California Physicians' Opinions of the Interface between Oral and Overall Health: A Preliminary Study

Paul Gavaza, Wonha Kim, Rashid Mosavin and Nguyen Ta

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 20, 2015

Background: Oral health is a significant health challenge in the United States. The aim of the study is to investigate California physicians' knowledge and opinion of the interface between oral and overall health as well as their recommendations for strengthening the oral and overall health interface. Method: The questionnaire, a self-addressed, postage paid return envelope and a cover letter explaining the purpose of the project was mailed to 1,000 California physicians. The survey had a total of 45 items measuring physicians' knowledge and opinions of the interface between oral and overall h...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510019

Do Culturally Sensitive Psychological Support Interventions Reduce Stress in Black and Hispanic Professional Health Science Students: A Pilot Study

Samuel R Terrazas, Kathy Revtyak, Krizia Mendez, Marisela Padilla, Jacen S Moore and A Daniel Peralta

Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: November 13, 2015

Stress is a transactional process affected by psychological traits that commonly affect the performance of college students independent of nationality and race. However, Hispanic and Black students tend to perceive more stress in the academic context as a result of many factors, especially insitutional oppression. Many students, including minorities, lack sufficient stress management and coping skills. High levels of stress impact not only mental health, but can lead to physical complications for which a student may seek medical care through a family physician. Long-term stress can contribute ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2377-3634/1410049

Evidence Based Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes: Role of Lifestyle Intervention as Compared to Pharmacological Agents

V. Naik, R. Dave, J. W. Stephens and J.S. Davies

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 08, 2015

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is one of the most costly and burdensome of chronic diseases and is a global epidemic. Estimates by the International Diabetes Federation indicate that 387 million people have diabetes, and that this figure is expected to rise to 592 million by 2035 with an additional 175 million cases currently undiagnosed. Individuals with T2DM are at a significantly higher risk of co-morbidities particularly cardiovascular disease (CVD). Additionally, pre-diabetes independently increases the risk of CVD and death....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2377-3634/1410048

Why, When and How We Propose Withdrawal Insulin Treatment in Type 2 Insulin Resistant Diabetes

Andreu Nubiola, Imma Remolins and Miquel Nubiola

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: November 17, 2015

Insulin treatment is the choice in insulinopenic diabetic patients, in order to prevent or delay microvascular lesions, related to hyperglycaemia. However in insulin resistant type 2 diabetes, the improvement in glycaemic control with insulin, is not without side effects, especially weight gain and hypoglycaemia. Many retrospective or case-control studies of insulin treatment have reported a higher prevalence of CVD in insulin-treated patients. However, many of these patients started insulin therapy in relation to different clinical settings, following this treatment for years. In clinical pra...

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