Acetabular Fracture Involving the Quadrilateral Surface in the Elderly Treated with Supra-Pectineal Buttress Plate: A Center Experience
Henrique Sousa, João Dinis, Pedro Seabra, José Ricardo Oliveira, André Sarmento, David Sá and Rui Lemos
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 13, 2021
Due to their osteopenic bone, specific fracture patterns involving the quadrilateral plate are very frequent in acetabular fractures in elderly patients. This has led to a growth in the use of both anterior intrapelvic (modified Stoppa) approach and infra and supra-pectineal quadrilateral buttress plates was seen in recent years. All cases of acetabular fractures of patients aged > 65 treated with supra-pectineal quadrilateral buttress plate between 2015-2020 were retrospectively reviewed. Letou...
Differences in Myofascial Trigger Points and Algometry in Craniocervical Muscles among Children with and without Headache: A Comparative Study
Raquel Vega-Plá, Aitziber Rubio-Aramendi, Silvia Cardiel-Sanchéz, Isabel Albarova-Corral, Sara Cabanillas-Barea and Miguel Malo-Urriés
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 13, 2021
Headache is the most frequent neurological symptoms in children. The relationship between craniocervical muscles and headache has been studied in adults, however, studies in children are limited. The present study aimed to examine and compare the presence of active and latent myofascial triggers points in head, neck, and shoulder muscles and pain pressure thresholds in children with headache and healthy controls. A comparative study with non experimental design was conducted. A total of 126 par...
Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on Blood Transfusion in Nigeria: Efforts and Challenges
Innocent Tidisha Lawrence, Faiva Edward, Matthew Michael Ijarafu, Sanusi Muhammad Salisu, Adeniyi Dada, Suleiman Muhammad Gidado, Gregory Lawrence Ijafu, Dauda Ayuba and Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno
Article Type: Commentary | First Published: August 06, 2021
The deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), caused the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in major disruption in the global health care system at all levels. Nigeria with an increasing population and worsened health indices has been affected massively in every sphere of life including health and economy. This research, the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on blood transfusion in Nigeria, has been able to look at the status of blood transfusion in Nigeria pre COVID-...
NEUROCOV/PSYCCOV: Neuropsychiatric Phenomena in COVID-19 - Exposing Their Hidden Essence and Warning against Iatrogenesis
Luiz Gonzaga Francisco de Assis Barros D’Elia Zanella, MD
Article Type: Hypotheses/Review | First Published: August 06, 2021
This article is a small review with a hypothesis to be considered, focusing on neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPSs) in COVID-19 patients. Almost 2 years passed by of dealing with COVID-19 patients it is undeniable how patients suffer from continuous pain and how it lasts a long time to return to the previous neurologic status they had before infection; they have been admitted at the hospital with psychiatric symptoms or neurological symptoms without a historical morbid past these before, and soon th...
Prognostic Factors for Viral Hepatitis B in Oran: Prediction with Cox Model
Lakhdar Zemour, Amina Belghitri, Nassima Amani, Lynda Mallem and Nori Midoun
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 04, 2021
Viral hepatitis B is a major public health problem worldwide. Their magnitude stems from their frequency and their short- and long-term health impact due to their evolutionary potential and therefore their complications. The objective of our work is to establish the epidemiological profile of viral hepatitis B in western Algeria and to identify the main prognostic factors associated with the progression of liver fibrosis. A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out in Western Algeria. I...
A Case of Heidenhain Variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Mimicking A Charles Bonnet Syndrome
Gala Prado-Miranda, MD and Alonso Alvarado-Bolaños, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 13, 2021
Hallucinations are common in different clinical disorders associated with older age. The differential diagnosis of new onset complex visual hallucinations is vast. A case is reported of a 70-year-old man who presented with visual impairment attributed to retinopathy, that then developed complex visual hallucinations. Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS) was initially diagnosed. Throughout the course if his disease, he developed rapidly progressive dementia associated with myoclonus and pyramidal signs....
The Relationship between Low-Grade Inflammation and Muscle Mass, Strength, and Physical Performance in a Geriatric Out-Patient Population
Rahbek CB, Kamper RS, Haddock B, Andersen H, Jørgensen N and Suetta C
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 13, 2021
Chronic low-grade inflammation is suggested to play a key role in the age-related decline in muscle mass, strength and physical performance also known as sarcopenia. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential associations between systemic markers of lowgrade inflammation (CRP, IL-6 and TNF-α) and muscle mass, muscle strength, and physical performance in a geriatric out-patient population. Geriatric patients were recruited from an outpatient fall clinic at Rigshospitalet Glostrup (n ...
Predictors of In-Hospital Mortality in Geriatric Patients with COVID-19
Khalid E Elsorady, Nermeen N Aziz and Samuel H Daniel
Article Type: Original Research Article | First Published: August 07, 2021
A retrospective cohort study including 138 older adults (age ≥ 60 years) with confirmed infection with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) by the real-time reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). These patients were newly admitted to Geriatrics hospital for isolation from December 25, 2020, to April 2, 2021. Demographic, clinical and laboratory data were extracted from medical records. The primary outcome was in-hospital mortality. Logistic regression...
Respective Treatment Modalities with the Use of Combined Ingredients to Address Acne Prone Skin
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 31, 2021
Acne Vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skins' pilosebaceous unit, composed of the hair follicle, arrector pili muscle and the sebaceous gland. Acne typically appears at the high density pilosebaceous units namely the face, neck, upper chest, shoulders and back. 'Acne is the most common dermatologic condition in the world'. Several studies have indicated psychological and emotional distress like social anxiety, poor self-esteem, depression, and suicidal ideation because of acne....
Acquired Mitochondrial Disease in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Case Report and Review of Literature
Ahmed Akl, Mohammed Zammo, Ghofran Qorban and Mohammad F Tungekar
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 06, 2021
The association of Per-hilar FSGS with type 2 diabetes is not uncommon and represent a form of podocytopathy. Nephropathy in diabetic patients is not content in diabetic nephropathy and various primary glomerulonephritis have been reported. The trend of aggressive urinary abnormalities with rapid deterioration in renal function raises the possibility of nondiabetic renal disease. The association of podocytopathy in the form of heavy proteinuria, muscle weakness and arteriolopathy suggest mitocho...