Continuity of Care Model for Older Adults
Carmen M Sarabia Cobo
Article Type: Editorial | First Published: January 04, 2019
In 2000, the world population of people over 60 was 600 million and the projection for 2050 is 2,000 million. This means the consequent increase in chronic, degenerative, debilitating and, therefore, the increase in consultations and hospitalizations for this population. It is important that the elderly dependent suffer numerous hospital admissions that may lead to return to his home in different conditions that he entered. It is therefore necessary to emphasize something important for nurses: the continuity of care. Sometimes there is good communication between hospital, primary care or nursi...
Difficulties in Clinical Nursing Education: Views of Nurse Instructors'
Gulten Sucu Dag, Hulya Firat Kilic and Refia Selma Gorgulu
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 03, 2019
The study was conducted to determine the difficulties that nurse instructors' experiences in clinical education. This is a descriptive study. The sample of this study was comprised of 199 nurse academicians. A socio-demographic data collection form and a survey on the difficulties that nurse instructors' experiences in clinical education form was developed by researchers to be used for data collection in an electronic environment. It was determined that the difficulties of nurse instructors' experiences included having a heavy workload (41.7%); providing clinical practice area (30.29%); having...
Health Coaching and Motivational Interventions for Diabetes and Hypertension Care
Thomas TH Wan, Waleed Kattan and Amanda Terry
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 19, 2018
A systematic review on diabetes care was centered in their modifying effects of coaching and motivational interventions on diabetes and hypertension care. Critical issues pertaining to the dose-response relationship between the intervention program and outcomes, the cost-effectiveness evaluation, and the lengths of observation were noted. A positive impact of health coaching (HC) and motivational intervension (MI) was noted in this review of randomized controlled studies. However, successful results are dependent on many factors such as the type of the program, the ethnicity or racial composit...
A Clinicopathologic Case Report of a Female with Valosin-Containing Protein (VCP) Gene Mutation Related Disease
Abhilasha Surampalli, Angele Nalbandian, Sandra Donkervoort, Manaswitha Khare, Annabel Wang, Rudolph Castellani, Hong Yin, Ana Rubio, Payal Patel, John Weiss, Tahseen Mozaffar and Virginia E Kimonis
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: December 19, 2018
Valosin Containing Protein (VCP) gene mutations have been reported in ~1-2% of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We report a case of clinically defined and neuropathologically confirmed ALS in a 48-year-old, emaciated female with a p.R155C (c.463 C > T) mutation in VCP gene. She presented with progressive generalized muscular weakness, weight loss, dyspnea on exertion, combined nasal a...
Evaluation of Cases with Gemella Infection: Cross-Sectional Study
Selcuk Nazik, Esma Cingoz, Ahmet Riza Sahin and Selma Ates
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 19, 2018
Gemella is a Gram-positive, catalase-negative, facultatively anaerobic coccus bacterium. It is a member of the normal flora and rarely causes infection. This study aims at evaluating, accompanied by the literature, Gemella-associated infections that are also present in the normal flora. This study is a cross-sectional study. Gemella infections recorded in 2014-2018 in University Hospital, Turkey. Gemella is a Gram-positive, catalase-negative, facultatively anaerobic coccus bacterium. It is particularly located in human mucous membranes, such as oral cavity, upper respiratory tract and gastroin...
Ocular Bungee Cord Injury: Case-Report and Literature Review
Jessica Ruel-Laliberte, Louis Morin, Alice Turcot and Patricia Ann Laughrea
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: December 15, 2018
A 27-year-old female patient sustained a left eye injury while manipulating a hook end bungee-type elastic cord. She suffered from severe anterior and posterior segments ocular trauma that required two surgeries and left her with permanent sequelae. The aim of this paper is to present a literature review on ocular trauma associated with bungee cords. On December 7th 2012, a 27-year-old female pati...
Multimodal MRI of Extracranial Glioblastoma Dissemination
Alice Venier, Luca Roccatagliata, Alessandro Cianfoni and Emanuele Pravata
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: December 15, 2018
Glioblastoma scalp dissemination is uncommon. Infiltration may occur through the craniotomy, suggesting diffusion from the surgical site as the most likely mechanism. At Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), features of the metastatic tissue resemble those of the primary tumor. We show multimodal MRI appearance of a glioblastoma disseminating to the scalp. The patient presented with a stiff, non-tende...
Muscle Dysmorphia and Eating Disorders: Comparison on Self-Esteem and Personality Traits
Christopher Rodrigue, Isabelle Labrecque, Olivier Turcotte and Catherine Begin
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 15, 2018
Even though muscle dysmorphia (MD) is classified as a body dysmorphic disorder, it shares similarities with eating disorders (ED). The aim of the present study was to explore similarities between men with MD, women with ED, and a control group of men with body related preoccupations, regarding self-esteem, body esteem, and personality traits. Analyses revealed that clinical groups reported lower body esteem, more perfectionism and narcissism than the control group; only the ED group showed a significantly lower self-esteem than the control group. Also, men with MD showed higher self-esteem and...
Clostridium difficile in Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients
Jennifer E MacDonald, Ashley E Glode and Luciano J Costa
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 15, 2018
Diarrhea is a common complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) due to multiple etiologies, including toxicity from the conditioning regimen and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection. We hypothesized that C. difficile infection is uncommon in recipients of autologous HSCT (auto-HSCT) and testing for C. difficile is over utilized at our institution. We performed a retrospective, single center analysis of the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for C. difficile among adult auto-HSCT recipients in the first 45 days post-procedure. Patients were identified by cro...