Mild Encephalopathy with a Reversible Splenial Lesion Mimicking Transient İschemic Attack
Serdar Arslan, Hasan Erdogan, Fatma Zeynep Arslan, Mehmet Sedat Durmaz, Nahide Baran and Ismet Tolu
Article Type: Image Article | First Published: July 25, 2018
A 21-year-old man was admitted to emergency department due to slurred speech, weakness and loss of consciousness. The previous history is unremarkable except a slight cold 2 weeks ago. The first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a distinct lesion involving in the splenium of the corpus callosum. This lesion showed restricted diffusion with hyperintense signal on diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and hypointense signal on apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) sequence....
Giant Aneurysm of Ascending Aorta Caused by Chronic Stanford Type A Aortic Dissection with Bicuspid Aortic Valve
Umit Arslan, Eyupserhat Calik and Bilgehan Erkut
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 21, 2018
An 82-year-old male patient was admitted to our clinic because of shortness of breath and chest pain. A grade 4/6 diastolic murmur was heard on auscultation. Physical examination revealed signs of congestive heart failure and poor peripheral perfusion. There was a diagnosis of acute Stanford Type A ascending aortic dissection in the history of the patient. The patient had refused emergency surgical intervention three years ago. Computed tomography revealed chronic Stanford Type A dissection and dilatation of the ascending aorta....
Lung Adenocarcinoma Metastasis in Mandibular Condyle - Case Report and Literature Review
Mauricio Barreda Hale, Daniel Pino, Emilio Moreno, Tomas Donoso and Claudio Huentequeo
Article Type: Case Report and Literature Review | First Published: July 21, 2018
Metastases in oral cavity possesses a low frequency. They represent approximately 1% of malignant process in mouth, being the mandible the most prevalent and in an even smaller number it affects the temporomandibular joint. We present a 72-year-old male gender patient, who asks for temporomandibular pain initially interpreted as a temporomandibular disorder; after radiographic control an osteolytic lesion is identified in the right mandibular condyle for which is derived to the Maxillofacial Surgery Department....
A Minimally Invasive Modified Procedure for Ankle Chronic Instability Repair: A Case Series Report
Jose Cymet-Ramirez and Julio Cesar Vazquez-Mondragon
Article Type: Case Series | First Published: July 21, 2018
A number of surgical procedures for treating chronic ankle instability have been described. Most of them are only to repair the anterior talofibular ligament (ATL) without considering the calcaneofibular ligament (CFT) injury and both chondral injuries of talus and tibia. We aim to describe a modified procedure as an alternative to already described surgical techniques that offer some advantages that we have observed....
Playing Basketball on Wooden and Asphalt Courts-Does Court Surface Affect Foot Loading?
PW Kong, DZ Nin, RKK Quek and YK Chua
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 20, 2018
This study aimed to examine the influence of court surface on foot loading when executing typical basketball tasks. Thirteen male basketball players performed three basketball-related tasks: Layup, jump shot, and maximal effort sprint on wooden and asphalt courts. In-shoe plantar loading was recorded during the basketball movements and peak force (normalised to body weight) was extracted from eight-foot regions. Perceptions of discomfort at the ankle, knee, and back were surveyed using a 10-cm visual analogue scale....
Sleep Disturbance as a Contributor to Pediatric Obesity: Implications and Screening
Gitanjali Srivastava, Valerie O'Hara and Nancy Browne
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: July 16, 2018
Obesity causes more than 200 medical disorders including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea. In particular, the prevalence and rate of obesity in children and adolescents have increased with over 1/3 of the US pediatric population afflicted with overweight and obesity. Though there is a multifactorial etiology including complex biological and physiological mechanisms involved in energy regulation that may predispose toward an obesity phenotype, we highlight an often missed and overlooked etiology of obesity in clinical assessment in children- sleep disturbance and its ...
How do the Psychosocial Factors Affect Blood Pressure in Patients with Hypertension? A Cross-Sectional Study
Emrah ERSOY and Esra SAATCI
Article Type: Original Research Article | First Published: July 16, 2018
Our sample was 305 hypertensives visiting a family physician in Rize, a city in the Black Sea (Northern part) Region of Turkey. The study was completed between December 2017 to April 2018. Participants completed a sociodemographic questionnaire including questions for sociodemographic characteristics, lifestyle behaviors, psychiatric complaints traumatic life events, and blood pressure control. Depression status was assessed using The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HAD). Data as analyzed using the SPSS 21 statistical analysis program. ...
Social and Demographics Factors Associated with the Breast Self-Examination (BSE) in Women in Primary Care
Ada Leticia Valderrama-Urreta, Maria Valeria Jimenez-Baez, Juan Carlos EspinozaRodriguez, Luis Sandoval-Jurado, Patricia Teresa Reyes-Gabino, Sergio Guerra-Renteria and Maria Margarita Chavez-Hernandez
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 14, 2018
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), its incidence is expected to increase by 50% by 2020. In Latin America and the Caribbean, breast cancer is the most prevalent among women according to the Pan American Health Organization (OPS). In 2012, this neoplasm was detected in more than 408,000 women, and by the year 2030, it is estimated that there is a 46% increase. In particular, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, and Venezuela, which previously had relatively low rates, An increase in mortality rates....
Clinical Profile and Outcomes of Elderly Patients in an Asian Intensive Care Unit: A Retrospective Observational Study
Shahla Siddiqui and Robin Choo
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 14, 2018
Over the last decade an increasing number of elderly patients are being admitted to the Intensive care units across the World. With a rapidly ageing population Asian countries face a tremendous burden of care for these patients. Family expectations have also increased with more demanding aggressive life support even in the older patients. Patients are generally getting less frail as they age and with the improvement in technology and advancements in medical science the outcomes of these patients are improving....