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Research Article  |   Volume 1, Issue 1

Demographic Study on Hepatitis A Infections among Outpatients of Selected Hospitals within Kaduna Metropolis, Nigeria

Timothy Waje, Anthony John Dadah, Muhammad Yusha'u and Chanu Iliyasu
Abstract

Hepatitis A infection formerly called infectious hepatitis is caused by the Hepatitis A Virus. The infection is transmitted primarily via the fecal-oral route through contaminated foods or drinks. The Virus poses a significant threat to public health because of its ability to cause fulminant hepatitis which still remains a point of concern.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/iaphcm-2017/1710003

Research Article  |   Volume 1, Issue 1

Neck Pain and Low Back Pain in Medical Students: A Cross-Sectional Study

Jerry Y Du, Alexander Aichmair, Joshua E Schroeder, Paul D Kiely, Joseph T Nguyen and Darren R Lebl
Abstract

Neck Pain (NP) and Low Back Pain (LBP) are among the top four major causes of disability. There is a paucity of data regarding the prevalence and Quality of Life (QOL) issues associated with NP and LBP in American medical students. The aim of the present study was to characterize NP and LBP in American medical students.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/IAPHCM-2017/1710002

Research Article  |   Volume 1, Issue 1

Comparative Analysis of Harms Associated with Conservative Management and Immediate Treatment among Low Risk Localized Prostate Cancer Patients: A Population Based Study

Palak K Patel, Matthew Perri and Randall L Tackett
Abstract

Using the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results Medicare-linked database, a total of 6,868 patients aged ≥ 66 years diagnosed with low risk localized prostate cancer in the year 2004 and 2005 were identified. Patients who received either immediate or delayed treatment (> 6 months after diagnosis) were followed for 5-years to determine toxicities and survival.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/iaphcm-2017/1710001