Avoiding Food-Drug Interactions: A Proposal
Article Type: Patient Care | First Published: September 24, 2020
The treating physician has a great responsibility when prescribing medication. He must be aware of any situations that might interfere with his prescription. He checks current medications in order to avoid drug-drug interactions. However, other factors that may affect the effectiveness or clearance of the prescription are often overlooked, including food-drug and supplement-drug interactions. Even the healthiest and most desirable foods, such as leafy greens or fiber, can affect the medication, ...
Abdominal Pain, a Red Herring for Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C): A Case Report
Njideka Udochi, MD, MPH, FAAFP, AAHIVS, Hazel Jones Parker, DNP, CRNP, AAHIVS and Melonie Owusu, BSN, RN
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 17, 2020
In the United States (U.S.) beginning in late April to early May 2020, cases of severe illness and in rare cases death associated with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, were reported among previously healthy children and adolescents. Later named Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C), this illness was initially described in the United Kingdom followed by Spain, Italy, and France, though the current characterization of MIS-C is limited. In the United States, over 200 patients with th...
Teenage Girl with Migraine Whose Symptoms Resolve with a Therapeutic Neck Exercise Program: A Case Report
Nasha Holt, MD and Codie Kurka, MS
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 03, 2020
A literature review reveals that neck pain is more commonly associated with migraine than is nausea, that reduced neck muscle function and reduced cervical range of motion is present in migraineurs that is not documented in those without migraine, and that there is pharmacological overlap in the treatment response of migraine and neck pain associated with migraine. We report the case of a teenage girl with right-sided migraines without aura whose symptoms resolve over a 3-month period in respons...
Exercise is Medicine! Why are People not Buying into the Prescription?
M Felicia Cavallini and David J Dyck
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 27, 2020
Despite decades of research documenting the numerous health benefits of exercise, most people are not buying into the “Exercise is Medicine” prescription and making the commitment to exercise regularly. The purpose of this study was to examine: 1) Participants’ perceptual association with descriptive statements and certain activities relating to exercise and physical activity (PA); 2) Participant’s attitudes towards the gym environment; and 3) The overall relationship between participant...
Back to School: Monitoring a COVID-19 Outbreak Using Routine Clinical Data
Hilde Philips, Stefan Morreel and Veronique Verhoeven
Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: July 20, 2020
After 5 weeks of lock-down during the COVID-19 pandemic in Belgium, the government considered reopening schools in the beginning of May 2020. Decisions were merely made, based on advices from epidemiologists and virologists. This study shows that by using routine data in primary care decisions can easily be supported and infections can be monitored in a valid way. In this manuscript we made a descriptive analysis of the respiratory and COVID-19 related illness burden in children aged 0 up to 19-...
Antiplasmodial Efficacy of Anacardium occidentale in Albino Mice Infected with Plasmodium berghei
Afolabi Olajide Joseph and Oluyi Timilehin Samson
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 11, 2020
Resistance of malaria parasites by most malarial drugs prompted the search for other drugs that are effective against the parasite. In endemic nations of the world, medicinal plants are often used to treat malaria. Among such plants is Anacardium occidentale which in addition to treating malaria, the plant has traditionally been used to treat diarrhoea, dysentery, colonic pains, genital problems, venereal diseases, impotence, bronchitis, cough and syphilis- related skin disorder. This research a...