Effects of Non-Focused Elf-Emf Treatment on Hrv: Preliminary Study
Alessandro Greco and Anna Destefani
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 19, 2018
Interest in the interaction between electromagnetic fields and biological systems is constantly growing. Among these, excellent results have been achieved in psychiatrics using transcranial magnetic stimulation. However, very little is known of the effects of electromagnetic fields at low frequencies and intensities (ELF-EMF) on the psychological state of subjects given non focused total body treatment. This was one of the reasons for the decision to observe the effects of ELF-EMF treatment on the autonomic nervous system (ANS) in order to understand the possible implications of this type of t...
Supporting Evidence, Potential Adverse Effects, and known Drug Interactions of the Complementary Alternative Medicines which are Frequently used by Prostate Cancer Patients
Harmeet Deol, Alan Truong, Tibebe Woldemariam, Xiaodong Feng and Ruth Vinall
Article Type: Research article | First Published: October 18, 2018
A significant number of prostate cancer patients use complementary alternative medicines (CAMs) as an adjunct to their conventional treatment. Examples of CAMs that are frequently used by prostate cancer patients include green tea extract, lycopene, and pomegranate fruit extract. In many cases there is little if any clinical study-based evidence to support the efficacy of CAMs in this setting, and, importantly, some CAMs can cause serious adverse effects when taken a high doses and/or have significant drug interactions. The latter is an important consideration in this patient group as most pat...
Antrochoanal Polyp: A Literature Update
Francisco Andre Escamilla Islas, Jose Luis Treviño Gonzalez and Jose Martin Martinez Camarillo
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: October 17, 2018
The antrochoanal polyp (ACP) is a unilateral, solitary, pear shaped mass with a cystic stalk, differing from the inflammatory polyps in the formation of a constricted sac, half in the maxillary antrum and the other half in the nose, extruding in a variable extent to the nasopharynx. The ACP has a clinic diagnosis, with image studies as the CT scan and the MRI for the differential diagnosis. By mic...
Glycosphopeptical and Specific Immunotherapy Effect in Allergic Rhinitis
Becerril-Bautista Baltazar, Jimenez-Uscanga Ruben Dario, Vargas-Camano Maria Eugenia, Cesar Daniel Alonso-Bello, Lozano-Patino Fernando, Sanchez-Leon Maria del Carmen, Juarez-Santiago Lucero and Maria Isabel Castrejon-Vazquez
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 17, 2018
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is an inflammatory disease mediated by immunoglobulin E (IgE) following exposure of the nasal mucosa to an allergen. Glycophosphopeptical (GFP) is a molecule composed of polysaccharides of fungal origin and proteins of vegetal origin, adsorbed in an inorganic phosphate-sulfate-calcium matrix, stimulates the innate immunity, during infectious processes. The objective of the study was to analyze the clinical response of specific immunotherapy (SIT) and the use of GFP in patients with allergic rhinitis....
Prevention and Treatment of CMV Retinitis Related Blindness in Resource-Limited Settings, Myanmar
Ni Ni Tun, Thida Yamin Pyone, Yee Yee Aung and Frank Smithuis
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 21, 2018
In south-east Asia, cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis is a neglected disease , with no defined strategy for management. This is despite evidence that CMV retinitis is a common cause of HIV-associated blindness in this region and the second most common opportunistic infection to emerge during initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and that CMV viremia is a strong predictor of mortality. The em...
Psychological, Behavioral, and Economic Perspectives on Corruption
Qingguo Ma and Min Yan
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: October 18, 2018
With the development and transformation of China's economy, "anti-corruption" has become the top priority of the Communist Party of China in recent years. Corruption is a kind of unethical behavior that the public power loss the public nature because of private using, it deviates from the value of public power and the goals of the value. Here, we review both experimental evidences documenting acts of small corruption and recent evolutionary cognitive models based on surveys of corruption. These studies show that corruption and the crime of corruption is a phased development process based on ps...
Insight into Audit Reports on the Causes of Maternal Deaths in Poor Health Settings: The Case of North Kivu Province in Democratic Republic of Congo
Woolf Kapiteni, Celestin Mamba and Justin N Kadima
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 17, 2018
Maternal mortality is a major public health problem in the world and particularly in developing countries. Understanding the causes and responsibilities remain capital when action is needed by policymakers and practitioners or by caregivers. The objective was to analyze audit data reported on maternal deaths and highlight the major causes of mortality as well as responsibilities. We analyzed 48 cases of maternal deaths that were reported to the health information bureau of the province of North Kivu in DR Congo in the first semester of 2017. The audit was conducted using in various health faci...
Serological Evidence of Dengue and Chikungunya Exposures in Malian Children by Multiplex Bead Assay
Delynn M Moss, Matthew T Whitney, Anna N Chard, Victoria Trinies, Seydou Doumbia, Christin H Goodman, Stevan Bullard, Ryan E Wiegand, Matthew C Freeman, Patrick J Lammie and Gwong-Jen Chang
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 11, 2018
We opportunistically included a chikungunya envelope 1 recombinant virus antigen (CHIKV E1), a dengue 2 virus-like protein (DENV-2 VLP), and a DENV-3 VLP in a multiplex bead assay (MBA) for serological assessment involving improvements in water, sanitation, and hygiene for students attending 42 elementary schools in southern Mali in Western Africa. From students attending grades 1-6,805 dried blood spots (DBS) were collected. Immunoglobulin (Ig) G was eluted from the DBS and was probed for responses to the antigens. For all students, positive IgG responses to CHIKV E1, DENV-2 VLP, and DENV-3 V...
A Novel Mutation in the MFN2 Gene Associated with Hereditary Sensory and Motor Neuropathy with Proximal Predominance (HMSN-P)- A Case Report
D Hettiaracchchi, K Weththasigha, N Nethikumara, S Pathirana and WHV Dissanayaka
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 17, 2018
Mutations in mitofusin 2 gene have been reported in Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 2 disease also known as Hereditary Sensory and Motor Neuropathy. With its cytogenetic location: 1p36.22. A 43-year-old female with a family history of neuropathy was experiencing gradual detrition and proximal weakness of the bilateral lower limb for the past 3 years. Her MRI scan (Brain and whole Spinal) was normal and Electromyography (EMG) report was suggestive of motor & sensory demyelinating polyneuropathy with features of segmental involvement. Her Creatine phosphokinase (CPK) levels were marginally elevated. Ho...