Clinical Medical

Reviews and Case ReportsISSN: 2378-3656


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3656/1410232

Laparoscopic TEP Inguinal Hernia Repair - Are We Overdoing It? A Comprehensive Study of 25 Cases of TEP Inguinal Hernia Repair Done Without the Use of Electrocautery and Without Any Mesh Fixation

Kaundinya Kiran Bharatam

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 17, 2018

As one of the most effective and accepted minimally invasive techniques for inguinal hernia repair Laparoscopic Totally Extra Peritoneal (TEP) repair is met with a learning curve and caution towards injury of major vessels/nerves and mesh migration. Less experienced surgeon may tend to use excessive cautery and overzealous mesh fixation. Such practices in surgery can be avoided without any changes in immediate or late outcomes of the procedure....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3656/1410230

A Chronic Precipitant for Acute Intermittent Porphyria

Nick Li

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 15, 2018

Acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is a rare inherited disorder of heme metabolism caused by a heterozygous, loss-of-function mutation affecting the enzyme porphobilinogen deaminase (PBGD). The remaining enzymatic activity is sufficient to avoid accumulation of intermediate metabolites until hepatic heme production is further activated, i.e. by a precipitant....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3656/1410229

An Unspoken Threat Hiding behind the Gall Bladder in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy - The Middle Hepatic Vein

Kaundinya Kiran Bharatam

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 10, 2018

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is guided by working knowledge of bilio-vascular anomalies to prevent common bile duct injuries and bleeding during surgery. Less importance is given to the dissection of the gall bladder from the gall bladder bed where the middle hepatic vein or its large branch can be encountered. The lack of awareness of this presence can result in uncontrolled bleeding and result in significant morbidity or mortality in a seemingly uneventful procedure....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3656/1410228

A Review on Separation Techniques of Graphene Oxide (GO)/Base on Hybrid Polymer Membranes for Eradication of Dyes and Oil Compounds: Recent Progress in Graphene Oxide (GO)/Base on Polymer Membranes-Related Nanotechnologies

Elahe Dadvar and Alireza Heidari

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 10, 2018

Nowadays, obtaining drink water for saving health of humans is very important. There have been various investigations about the cost effective and environmental friendly methods of water treatment. The purpose of the current study is reviewing the application of hybrid polymeric membranes Graphene Oxide (GO) as new techniques for separation of pollutants (Figures 1 and Figure 2)....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3656/1410227

Borderline Personality Disorder with Psychopathic Traits: A Critical Review

Lopez-Villatoro JM, Palomares N, Diaz-Marsa M and Carrasco JL

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 04, 2018

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is described as a severe mental condition characterized by high affective instability, impulsive behaviors, autolytic attempts, or unstable interpersonal relationships. Previous literature on BPD has focused mainly on symptoms of mood and anxiety and self-injurious behavior but relatively little is known about the association between borderline personality disorder and psychopathic traits....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3656/1410226

Diagnosis of Tardive Dyskinesia in an Oral Surgical Office

Shamit S Prabhu, Sameh Almousa, Kevin Fortier and Uday N Reebye

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 03, 2018

Tardive dyskinesia (TD) presents as uncontrolled, repetitive movements of the body, typically beginning with orofacial structures, due to antipsychotic medications. The two classes of antipsychotics, atypical and typical, are mainly distinguished by their likelihood of producing extrapyramidal side effects (EPS), with atypical producing lower rates. Our case discusses a patient who presented at our clinic for dental extractions. Pre-operative consultation presented the rapid, repetitive tongue, ...

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