Hemolysis and Venous Thrombosis: Which Link?
A. Rkiouak, PH.D, I El Kassimi, MD, N Sahel, MD, M Zaizaa, MD and Y Sekkach, PhD
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: November 25, 2020
Hemolytic anemia is defined by the premature destruction of red blood cells (RBCs). Hemolytic anemia may be acute or chronic and life-threatening, and it should be considered in all patients with a normocytic or macrocytic anemia that is unexplained. Premature destruction of RBCs can be intravascular or extravascular in the monocyte-macrophage system of the spleen and liver; extravascular destruction is more common. The mechanism of antibody-mediated hemolysis is via phagocytosis or complement-m...
Can Coconut Oil Promote Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis and Metabolic Syndrome? A Timely Review
Sheila CL Sanches, Fernando S Ramalho, Marlei J Augusto, Deyse M Silva and Leandra NZ Ramalho
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: Sanches SCL, Ramalho FS, Augusto MJ, Silva DM, Ram
Metabolic syndrome (MS) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) have been associated with bad eating habits. Supplementation with coconut oil (CO) has been proposed to control these conditions, as some authors suggest that CO provides weight loss and cardiovascular protective effects. However, the effectiveness and safety of emerging diets, such as CO, remain uncertain. This review focuses on the utilization of CO in the control of MS and NASH, besides in addition to describing this cardiovascu...
Diabetic Cherioarthropathy, a Clue for Uncontrolled Diabetes: Case Report and Review of the Literature
Amr Edrees, MD, FACP, FACR
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 14, 2020
Diabetes mellitus is associated with a wide variety of musculoskeletal manifestations which can significantly affect a patient’s quality of life. One of these manifestations is Limited joint mobility syndrome (LJMS) also known as diabetic cheiroarthropathy (DCA) which affects the hands. Herein is a case of a 50-year-old female patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus who was diagnosed with DCA after complaining of limited movements of all joints in her hands and tightening of the skin. Her diabet...
Recurrent Takotsubo Syndrome with Variant Ballooning Pattern
Pedro Llerena, MD, Francisco Besoain, MD, José Luis Winter, MD and Christian Dauvergne, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 05, 2020
Takotsubo Syndrome usually presents with normal coronary arteries and the typical pattern of apical ballooning on the left ventricle. This entity can recur but very infrequently it presents with a different pattern of left ventricle wall motion abnormality. We describe the case of a 58-year-old woman presenting with recurrent TTS, associated with two different wall motion patterns in a period of nine years, triggered by a similar stressor factor. According to the modified Mayo Criteria, the diag...