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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4045.1510008

Stem Cell Transplantation to Treat Severe Refractory Multiple Sclerosis

Athanasia Mouzaki, Marios I Garyfallou and Kokona Chatzantoni

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 13, 2015

In severe, drug-resistant Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Stem Cell Transplantation (SCT) was introduced as a treatment option about 20 years ago. Application of autologous SCT is based on the assumption that MS is not inherited in a Mendelian fashion and the auto reactive immune system can be replaced by a healthy one. Allogeneic SCT ensures that all leukocytes are of donor origin, but is applied rarely. Both approaches are fraught with problems resulting, mainly, from the high-intensity pre-transplant conditioning regimens....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510009

Family Oriented Care: Opportunities for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Diego Garcia-Huidobro and Tai Mendenhall

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 31, 2015

Even though life expectancy has increased in industrialized countries, chronic diseases and mental illnesses are continuous health challenges. Thus, new strategies to further improve health must be implemented. Because family contexts are where health behaviors are usually learned, developed, maintained and changed, targeting family systems (rather than individual patients) is an option to further improving the health status of individuals, families, and communities. This article will review possibilities for including family members in health services and provide suggestions for clinicians, c...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510008

Xerostomia: Understanding the Diagnosis and the Treatment of Dry Mouth

Ilina Ristevska, Rosaria S. Armata, Christina D'Ambrosio, Melissa Furtado, Leena Anand and Martin A. Katzman

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 23, 2015

Xerostomia, commonly referred to as dry mouth syndrome, is a result of reduced or absent salivary flow producing mucosal dryness. It can subsequently cause oral discomforts and alterations in taste, cracked and peeling lips, dry nasal passages, and a painful tongue. Its symptoms make tasks such as swallowing, speaking and sleeping difficult and painful, as well as increasing the risk of gum disease and tooth loss through increased formation of plaque and dental caries....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5742/1510008

Late Complications of Duplex System Ureterocele; Acute Urinary Retention, Stone Formation and Renal Atrophy

Sipal Timucin Akdere Hakan and Bumin Ors

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 14, 2015

A 49- year-old woman was admitted to emergency department with a complaint of acute urinary retention. The investigation of the patient revealed right duplex system anomaly, ureterocele containing multiple stones and atrophic right kidney. After reliefing her urinary retention, endoscopic ureterocele de-roofing, two dj stents insertion and stones extraction were performed. The symptoms of the patient were relieved after treatment. The patient was asymptomatic at six month follow-up visit. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510006

Observed Experiences: Cultural Differences in Caring for Dying Patients in Malaysia

Loh Ee Chin

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 02, 2015

Little has been described about the cultural differences in caring for dying patients in Malaysia. This paper outlines three case studies in which the simple action of hair combing for patients by relations of different ethnicity, language, and cultural background may convey very different meanings to the people involved. The cases add insight to our understanding as practitioners on how we should seek to understand and be aware of the differences between ourselves and the people we care for in order to personalize the delivery of palliative care....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510005

Exploring the Experiences of Nurses Who Attended the Spirituality and Nursing Conference: 'The Art of Healing Presence: The Essence of Nursing Practice'

Amanda Bulette Coakley and Anne-Marie Barron

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 17, 2015

For four years, nurses at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital have collaboratively offered an annual conference on Spirituality in Nursing Practice. The planning committee developed a process for comprehensive assessment of the meaning of the conference with the participants for the 2012 conference. Two members (the authors) developed pre and post conference surveys, which were sent to all nurses registered for the conference. The purpose of this study was to gain a greater understanding of nurses' expectations of attending and their experiences at the conference......

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510003

Albuminuria in Critically lll Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study

oortje Godijn, Simone M Smits and Peter HJ van der Voort

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 14, 2015

In the intensive care unit (ICU) physicians are challenged to predict patient outcome when patients are admitted. Over the years, several tools have been developed for this purpose. Examples are the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) and Sepsis Related Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) scoring systems....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3235.1510002

Incidental Non-Cardiovascular, Non-Pulmonary Findings Identified in a Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening Population: Prevalence and Clinical Implications

Michal Klysik, David Lynch, Nicholas Stence and Kavita Garg

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 30, 2015

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Recently, the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) demonstrated that, relative to chest x-ray, a 20% decrease in mortality was observed for high risk subjects screened with low dose chest CT. Chest CT unavoidably images non-cardiovascular, non-pulmonary organs such as thyroid, adrenals, liver, kidneys and other structures in the upper abdomen. Moreover, when utilizing a low dose screening-chest CT protocol, the images are often noisy and incidental findings are suboptimally evaluated. It is important for radiologists involved in inter...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3286.1510002

Acute Kidney Injury in Patients with Pandemic 2009 H1N1 Influenza A on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Case Series and Review of the Literature

Ibrahim A Qaqish and Mira T Keddis

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 22, 2015

The H1N1 influenza A (swine flu) was first recognized in 1918 during the influenza pandemic and was first isolated from humans in 1974. Several reports ofH1N1 influenza A was reported between 1958 and 2005 with mortality rates up to 17%. In 2009 worldwide outbreak of H1N1 influenza A led the world health organization to raise its pandemic alert to its highest level. H1N1 influenza A was found to be associated with significantly higher mortality in all age groups compared to seasonal influenza where mortality was limited to patients with extremes of age and comorbid conditions. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510002

Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus Isolates Features from Natural Foci of Pribaikalie (Eastern Siberia, Russia)

Adelshin RV, Melnikova OV, Trushina Yu N and Andaev EI

Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: August 28, 2015

Pribaikalie is a mountainous area in the South of Eastern Siberia that borders Lake Baikal between the Irkutsk Region and the Republic of Buryatia. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is endemic to the area. Human cases occur usually within regional centers (Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude) and large industrial centers (Bratsk, Angarsk, Cheremkhovo), where the majority of the population is concentrated....

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