Haemoglobin Electrophoretic Patterns, ABO and Rhesus D Blood Groups Distribution among Antenatal Women in Sokoto, Nigeria
Udomah FP, Isaac IZ, Aliyu N, Erhabor O, Ahmed MH, Yakubu A, Hassan M and John RT
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 23, 2015
All human red blood cells contain a pigmented metalloprotein called haemoglobin which is of different types. Hemoglobin is the oxygen carrying pigment of the red blood cells. Defects in its genes can produce abnormal haemoglobin which leads to conditions known as haemoglobinopathies. Haemoglobin electrophoretic patterns include the normal haemoglobin which is the most prevalent and is referred to as hemoglobin A (HbA) and other abnormal ones also exist, like hemoglobin S (HbS), which is a varian...
Blasts on Blood Film after Treatment of Ovarian Cancer
Heong V, Duong B and Wong S
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 13, 2015
A 40 year old female with a history of hypertension, depression and menorrhagia was admitted with a one week history of flu like symptoms, lethargy and neutropenia. Two years prior to admission, she was diagnosed with FIGO Stage IIC clear cell epithelial ovarian cancer and underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salphingo-oophorectomy (optimal debulking)....
Collision Tumor: Dermoid Cysts and Mucinous Cystadenoma in the Same Ovary and a Review of the Literature
Mehmet Suhha Bostanci, Ozge Kizilkale Yildirim, Gazi Yildirim, Murat Bakacak, Isin Dogan Ekinci, Sevgi Bilgen and Rukset Attar
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 31, 2015
Collision tumor is defined as the coexistence of two adjacent, but histologically distinct tumors without histological admixture in the same tissue or organ. Collision tumors involving ovaries are extremely rare. The coexistence of a mucinous cystadenoma with a dermoid cyst is infrequently reported. However, the most common histological combination of collision tumor in the ovary is the coexistence of teratoma with mucinous tumors....
Hybrid Arc Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiation Therapy for Pelvic Relapse of Gynecologic Malignancies
Charles A Kunos, Howard Shaffer and Jeffrey M Fabien
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 30, 2015
Relapsed gynecologic cancers are difficult to control in the pelvis, especially when surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments have already been administered. For this clinical scenario, stereotactic body radiation therapy has emerged as a meaningful treatment strategy. The new Vero stereotactic body radiation therapy system uses coplanar and noncoplanar radiation treatment beams with submillimeter precision to treat cancer targets....
Preventing E. coli O157:H7 Infection in Pregnancy
Bharati Kalgi and Mark G Martens
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: March 29, 2015
E. coli O:157 causes 73,000 illness in the United States annually. It is estimated that up to 10% of patients with EHEC infections may develop HUS, with a case-fatality rate ranging from 3% to 5%. Overall, HUS is the most common cause of acute renal failure leading to chronic renal sequelae in approximately 50% of survivors....
Aortobifemoral Reconstruction during Pregnancy
Muller VA, Kasper AS and Hinterseher I
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 28, 2015
We report a case of aortobifemoral bypass because of severe peripheral artery disease in a 40-year-old woman at 13 weeks of pregnancy. The patient presented herself to the emergency room with necrosis on her toes and a reduction of her maximal walking distance. She was obese and a heavy smoker although she has been pregnant at that time....
A Case Study of Stillbirth in a Pregnancy Complicated by Asthma
Vicki L Clifton and Maureen D Busuttil
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 25, 2015
Asthma during pregnancy can be complicated by intrauterine growth restriction, preterm delivery and stillbirth. This paper reports the obstetric and respiratory history of a 23 year old woman whose pregnancy was complicated by asthma and a severe asthma exacerbation that was associated with a stillbirth at 34 weeks gestation....
The Evolution of Laparoscopy in the Management of the Ovarian Mass: Challenges Overcome, Challenges Remaining
Mohamad S Mahmoud
Article Type: Opinion | First Published: March 13, 2015
While laparotomy and ultrasound guided aspiration were still the common approaches for the management of ovarian cysts in the late 20th century, the introduction of laparoscopy in the surgical armatarium has begun changing this approach as early as the late 1960's. In his publication dated 1969, Dr Stepto from the royal college of obstetrics and gynecology describes his own techniques using laparoscopy to diagnose the type of the ovarian cyst by aspirating its content or by biopsy of the cysts i...