Utilizing Extended Red Blood Cell Parameters to Distinguish Iron-Deficient Erythropoiesis - Related Disorders in Malaysian Female Population
Angeli Ambayya, Andrew Octavian Sasmita, Subramanian Yegappan and Jameela Sathar
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 20, 2019
The full blood count (FBC) analyzers, Sysmex XE-5000 and Unicel DxH 800, are equipped to perform routine and extended parameters tests; thus, this study considered extended red blood cell (eRBC) parameters to distinguish iron-deficient erythropoiesis related disorders. Malaysian female subjects comprising three main ethnic groups (Malay, Chinese and Indian) were included. Three groups of findings were distinguished based on FBC, morphology, and iron status of the subjects: normal, latent iron deficiency (LID) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA). Spearman's correlation test was performed to assess...
Level of Maternal Satisfaction and its Determinants at Health Facilities in Mizan-Aman Town, Ethiopia: Cross Sectional Study
Teklemariam Ergat Yarinbab, Wasihun Adraro Ambo, Tariku Regea and Addisu G/Mariam
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 04, 2019
Maternal satisfaction on institutional delivery service is the most frequently reported indicator in the evaluation of the quality of maternity services. While increasing service availability and maintaining acceptable quality standards, it is important to assess maternal satisfaction with care in order to make it more responsive and culturally acceptable, ultimately leading to enhanced utilization and improved outcomes. Maternal satisfaction determines the level of institutional delivery service utilization. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the determinants of maternal satisfact...
Prevalence, Perception and Risk Factors for Musculoskeletal Discomfort among Pregnant Women in Southeast Nigeria
Adinma JIB, Adinma ED, Umeononihu OS, Oguaka V, Adinma-Obiajulu ND and Oyedum SO
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 31, 2018
A lot of physical and hormonal changes that occur in pregnancy impact the musculoskeletal system leading to a variety of problems, such as back pain, pelvic/pubic pain, transient osteoporosis and tendonitis. The weight gain, hormonal and other biochemical changes that occur during pregnancy increase the strain on the vertebrae and the appendages resulting in increased laxity (and hence mobility) of joints, increased lumbar lordosis, stretching/weakness and separation of the anterior abdominal muscles. Fluid retention can equally cause compression of vulnerable structures like the median nerve ...
Effectiveness of Homoeopathic Treatment in Female Infertility
Anita Lobo, Prema D'cunha and Blany Lobo
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 19, 2018
Infertility is the inability of a couple to achieve conception after one year of unprotected coitus. Today almost one in six couples face difficulty in conceiving (1). The rise in female infertility and the use of alternative systems in sharing the global burden of treating infertility has remarkably increased. Homoeopathy is often effective in curing infertility where conventional medicine either fails or is expensive or requires operative procedures and hormonal therapy with their added complication and side effects....
Clinical and Etiological Study of Onychomycosis in Institutionalized Elderly in Goiania City, Goias State, Brazil
Jefferson Teixeira Oliveira, Mateus Silva Santos, Wesley Vieira Naves, Hygor Lima Costa, Andressa Santana Santos, Vivianny Aparecida Queiroz Freitas, Maria do Rosario Rodrigues Silva, Milton Camplesi Junior, Antonio Marcio Teodoro Cordeiro Silva and Fabio Silvestre Ataides
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 15, 2019
Onychomycosis is fungal nail infection, which can be associated with some factors, such as decreased nail growth and immunodeficiency, makes the elderly predisposed to onychomycosis. The objective of this study was to investigate the frequency of onychomycosis in elderly institutionalized, and to verify the effects that the infection had in their daily routine. This study was carried in gerontolog...
Effect of Specific Music on Psychoneuroimmunological Responses
Abdul Waheed, David Kossor, William Collins and Amy Camie
Article Type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE | First Published: December 31, 2018
A pilot study was done to measure quantitative EEG (qEEG) brainwave frequencies and behavioral indices of five women undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer, before and after listening to specific music (The Magic Mirror-Inspired Reflections solo harp CD written, performed and recorded by Amy Camie) once a day for ten days. Following treatments, the EEG profile for all five participants impro...
H1-Antihistamines for Allergic Diseases: Old Aged but Not Old-Fashioned Drugs
Luisa Ricciardi, Fabiana Furci and Isola Stefania
Article Type: REVIEW ARTICLE | First Published: March 04, 2019
Histamine is a chemical messenger synthesized from the amino acid histidine by L-histidine decarboxylase. It plays an important role in the system of immunoregulation and in acute and chronic allergic inflammation binding to four subtypes of receptors H1, H2, H3 and H4, described as heptahelical transmembrane molecules that activate specific G-proteins. These receptors placed on the membranes of different cellular jambs (mast cells, endothelial cells, sensory nerve fibres, bronchial smooth muscle) cause different biological actions: Vasodilatation, increased vascular permeability, itching, smo...
Personality Organization Traits and Expected Countertransference and Treatment Interventions
Robert M Gordon, ValeriyaSpektor and Linh Luu
Article Type: RESEARCH ARTICLE | First Published: March 01, 2019
There is little empirical research on patients at the severe level of personality organization who generally need more clarifications of roles, tasks, boundaries, and supportive interventions, and often create increased problems with countertransference. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between clinicians' ratings of their new patients' level of personality organization traits (i.e.: Defensiveness, identity integration, object relations, and reality testing) and degree of expected countertransference and treatment interventions....
New Parameters in Evaluation of PSA Decrease after Antibiotherapy; PSA half-life and PSA-ENT2.5
Oktay OZMAN and Zubeyr TALAT
Article Type: RESEARCH ARTICLE | First Published: March 01, 2019
Antibiotherapy has shown a clinically significant decrease in PSA levels in some patients. However, the clinical benefit of this decrease, which would increase the diagnostic efficacy of PSA, has not yet been established. To our knowledge, PSA half-life and PSA-ENT2.5 (expected normalization time according to 2.5 ng/mL cut-off value) were unexamined parameters. The aim of this study is to investigate the efficacy of PSA-ENT2.5 and PSA half-life after antibiotherapy for predicting prostate cancer diagnosis. 64 patients with a PSA value in gray scale (2.5-10 ng/mL) were included in this prospect...
Management of Cutaneous Toxicity Secondary to Targeted Agents in Melanoma
Maria del Carmen Pantin Gonzalez, Diego Malon Gimenez, Beatriz Losada Vila, Beatriz Anton Pascual, David Gutierrez Abad, Nadia Sanchez Banos and Cristina Sanchez Cendra
Article Type: CASE REPORT | First Published: February 28, 2019
Melanoma is the most aggressive skin cancer and its incidence continues to increase worldwide. Molecular targeted kinase inhibitors have improved survival and tumor response for those patients with BRAF mutant disease. We describe the case of a patient under treatment with BRAF and MEK inhibitors (BRAFi and MEKi) who presents cutaneous toxicity grade 3, as an adverse effect due to treatment....