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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4512/1710068

Development and Validation of a Risk Score Prediction Model for Incident Hypertension among HIV Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy in Fako Division: A 5-Years Retrospective Cohort

Tah Aldof Yoah, Tendongfor Nicholas, Njukang Ernest Nkem, Kah Emmanuel Nji, Ndale Sylvanus Akonwei, Nde Fon Peter, Enow Orock George and Anna Longdoh Njunda

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 12, 2021

Hypertension has reached epidemic proportion among people living with HIV (PLHIV) and this could have a negative bearing on the quality of life and survival of these patients. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a risk prediction model for incident hypertension among HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Fako Division, South West Region of Cameroon. A 5-years retrospective cohort study was used to review the records or patient files of 1640 HIV patients enrolled between t...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4512/1710067

Incidence and Associated Risk Factors of Hypertension among HIV Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy in Fako Division: A 5-Years Retrospective Cohort

Tah Aldof Yoah, Tendongfor Nicholas, Njukang Ernest Nkem, Kah Emmanuel Nji, Ndale Sylvanus Akonwei, Nde Fon Peter, Enow Orock George and Anna Longdoh Njunda

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 05, 2021

The aim of this study was to determine incidence and associated risk factors of hypertension among HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Fako Division, South West Region of Cameroon. A 5-years retrospective cohort study was used to review the records or patient files of 1640 HIV patients enrolled between the years 2013-2015. These files were reviewed in 3 HIV treatment Centers which measured a recorded blood pressure routinely. Data was entered in SPSS 25 and analyzed using stata 13. L...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4512/1710066

Evolution of COVID-19 in Elderly Patients: The Need to Focus on Post-COVID-19 Syndrome

Carmen Carolina Domínguez-Gutiérrez, Manuel Alejandro Jaramillo-Acosta, Julio César Mantilla- Pardo and Michael Gregorio Ortega-Sierra

Article Type: Commentary | First Published: October 28, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised many questions about the long-, medium- and short-term prognosis of this disease. Studies such as that of Sosa Frias, et al. where the authors inquired about prognostic factors of the evolution of patients who developed the severe phenotype of COVID-19, who required invasive ventilation and died, showing that the leukogram and the initial chest X-ray are predictors of unfavorable evolution [1]. However, it is necessary to widen the time window of the short- and m...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4512/1710065

The Effects of the Internet on Celebrification and Mental Health: From Britney Spears to the Vatican

Cameron J Sabet

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 09, 2021

Though superficially secular, celebrification is an intrinsically religious phenomenon. Though celebrities fashion mighty podiums out of public personas of otherness, these platforms of deification can also quickly become their public gallows. Cyclical religious themes like idolization, impersonation, sacrifice, and redemption shape the career arcs and mental health of many high-profile figures because society craves drama. Therefore, this analysis will explore how digital media mediates and exp...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4512/1710064

The Ethics of Physician-Assisted Suicides (PAS) through Kantian, Aristotelian, Jewish, and Christian Liberationist Frameworks

Cameron J Sabet

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 06, 2021

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) defines the term physician-assisted suicide “as a physician providing, at the patient’s request, a prescription for a lethal dose of medication that the patient can self-administer by ingestion, with the explicit intention of ending life”. Although physicianassisted suicide has historically not been within the domains of standard medical practice, in recent years it has emerged as both an “explicit and covert practice across...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4512/1710063

Sexual Abuse: Social Inequality and Poverty

Indira Ravena Pereira Alves Fernandes Macêdo, Francisco Afonso Tavares Junior, Jullianny Ribeiro Macedo, Alinne Farias Tavares, José Renato Ferreira Teixeira and Modesto Leite Rolim Neto

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: October 04, 2021

Sexual violence is a very big social and health issue, it sets up also as a gender and race problem, as it affects mainly girls and black girls; in addition, the crime is committed more than 90% of times by males. Sexual abuse is a harmful, humiliating, and traumatic experience to the physical and mental health of men and women with immediate and late consequences. A systematic literature search was performed according to guidelines in the PRISMA statement. Searches were conducted in PubMed. Key...

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