Coronary Risk Factors and its Reduction by Plant-Based Diet with Emphasis on Diabetes: A Preliminary Report
Gunadhar Panigrahi, MD, FACC, FACP, DipABLM
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 13, 2021
Heart disease has been the leading cause of death since 1933 in the US according to the mortality records from CDC. In 2009 coronary heart disease accounted for 64% of the cardiac deaths. This is due to diet high in processed foods, high in meat, saturated fat, added sugars and other high glycemic index carbohydrate, along with sedentary lifestyle. A comprehensive survey of cardiovascular disease of the New Guinea highlanders indicated rare incidence of ischemic heart disease, and no diabetes or...
Somatic Mutational Analysis using Next Generation Sequencing in Predicting Disease Behavior of Cytogenetically Normal Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Francisco Tria IV, Philipp W Raess, Daphne Ang, Jose Jasper Andal, Richard Press, Ngoc Tran, Jennifer Dunlap, Joanna Wiszniewska, Tauangtham Anekpuritanang and Guang Fan
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 24, 2021
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are myeloid neoplasms characterized by peripheral blood cytopenias, with associated morphologic dysplasias, and recurrent cytogenetic abnormalities. However, approximately 40-50% of MDS have no detectable cytogenetic abnormalities or cytogenetically-normal (CN-MDS). MDS cases with concurrent cytogenetics/FISH and molecular testing were identified from a two-year cohort with a median time to follow-up of 506 days. A total of 153 MDS were gathered, and we identified...
Intravesical Stone Necklace
MZYIENE Mohammed, ZIBA Ouima Justin Dieudonné, ENNACIRI Soufiane, MARRAKCHI Jaafar, BENAAMAR Mohammed, RAJI Youness, AHSAINI Mustapha, MELLAS Soufiane, TAZI Mohammed Fadl, EL-AMMARI Jalal Eddine, ELFASSI Mohammed Jamal and FARIH Moulay Hassan
Article Type: Image Article | First Published: March 18, 2021
The incidence of bladder stones in Western countries is relatively low, most commonly found in developing countries due primarily to dietary factors. The most affected areas are the countries of the Middle East, North Africa and Thailand, Indonesia and Myanmar. We report the case of a 73-years-old patient, followed For Low Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) treated by alpha- blocker complicated by acute urinary retention and finally carrier of a vesical catheter. The ultrasound exploration showed a p...
The Role of Needle Fenestration with Platelet-Rich Plasma in Chronic Tennis Elbow with Indication of Partial Extensor Tendon Tear
Tracey L Hunter, Spencer W Sullivan, Struan H Coleman, Eric Brand, James J Kinderknecht and Vijay B Vad
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 24, 2021
Lateral epicondylitis (LE) is one of the most common elbow conditions in adults. Symptoms of chronic LE can cause severe discomfort and/or physical disability that is economically burdening to patients and health care costs. The purpose of this study is to assess treatment outcomes of pain and function for refractory extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) tendinosis after tendon fenestration with and without platelet-rich plasma (PRP). A specialized orthopaedic hospital conducted a retrospective ...
'Talk and Die' with Potential Medicolegal Issue: A Case and Literature Review
Masanori Kurimoto, MD and Hiromichi Yamamoto, MD
Article Type: Case Report and Literature Review | First Published: March 05, 2021
'Talk and die' patients are a small number of patients who present with a mild head injury (Glasgow coma scale [GCS] 13-15) and then subsequently deteriorate and die from intracranial causes. We report the case of a 60-year-old man who had the first mild head injury, followed by chronic subdural hematoma and finally suffered from the high-energy second head injury and was ambulated to our hospital with a GCS of 15. He presented with severe headache and uncontrollable high blood pressure but he c...
Cerebellar Hemorrhage Revealing a Community Acquired Bacterial Meningitis: A Rare Complication
Rida Touab, MD, Mohammed Rabii Andaloussi, MD, Khalil Mounir, PhD, Mustapha Bensghir, PhD and Hicham Belkhi, PhD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 28, 2021
Hemorrhagic stroke can be an exceptional complication of meningitis and constitute a differential diagnosis in our observation. A 73-year-old man, with a history of arterial hypertension, chronic smoking for 25 years, and has been abstinent for 30 years. The patient had had a fever of 38 °C for one week before admission with vomiting, headache complicated by altered consciousness, with suspension of contact. The patient had a Glascow Coma Scale at 10, and normal hemodynamic and respiratory ...
Prevalence, Risk Factors and Health Care Service Utilization for Low-Back Pain among Nigerian Automobile Technicians
Adesola Ojo Ojoawo, Chidozie Emmanuel Mbada, Timilehin Oladele, Haruna Moda, Opeyemi Ayodiipo Idowu, Ademola Sonuga and Francis Fatoye
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: February 20, 2021
Automobile technicians in resource-limited countries depend more on manual than mechanized approach in their work, and as such, may be at high risk for musculoskeletal disorders such as low back pain (LBP). This study was aimed to investigate the prevalence, risk factors and health care service utilization for LBP among Nigerian automobile technicians. A total of 240 members of the National Association of Automobile Technicians responded in this survey. A previously validated instrument on preva...
Identification and Comparison of Microbial Load of Different Water Products Available in Ekiti State
Akinseye Janet Funmilayo, Amadi Oyinyechi, Oluboyo Bernard Oluwapelumi, Akele Richard Yomi and Ayuba Sunday Buru
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 20, 2021
The quest for a safe drinking water free from any form of contamination cannot be overemphasized. People around the world do not have safe drinking water and that has resulted into myriad of water borne diseases. A total of twenty-two (22) samples were collected from twelve (12) different brand and subjected to microbiological analysis. From the results obtained, pH of the analyzed samples had ranges from 6.5 to 7.5, which fall within the normal standard range of 6.5 to 8.5. The Fecal coliform c...
Lack of Primary Health Care Services in Developing Countries during Pandemic: An Urgent Reminder!
Sadat Muzammil, MBBS, MRCGP, MRCPEd, FRCP, (Glasg) CCFP and Georgina Lopes, MSc
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 28, 2021
As the world population is growing and health care resources are in high demand the pressure on medical services is becoming higher. Developing countries are already at a crisis point in health care provision, and time demands a new approach in structuring medical resources. Primary care is the vital pillar for fundamental health care at community level and has been deemed as a cost-effective modality. In the West the primary care physician manages chronic medical conditions in communities and t...
Hypertension and Cicatricial Hair Loss: Defining High Value Symptom Clusters within Reproductive Aging
Colleen Reisz, MD
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: March 08, 2021
Although hot flashes and disturbed sleep receive the most attention during reproductive aging, other concerns such as depression, weight gain, fatigue and hair loss also cause women to go to the doctor. In this cohort, African American and Caucasian women with two distinct forms of cicatricial hair loss had increased risk of hypertension as compared to their respective control groups. Hypertension has a strong association with the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS). RAAS participates in...