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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410005

A Rare Manifestation of Organophosphorus Poisoning: Hypothermia with Cardiotoxicity

Valliappan Muthu, Sahajal Dhooria and Inderpaul Singh Sehgal

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 30, 2014

Organophosphorus pesticides related self-harm is afairly common clinical entity responsible for over two thirds of pesticide related deaths in the rural areas of developing countries. Organophosphates by their action at muscarinic and nicotinic receptors can have a myriad of presenting symptoms. Here we describe a fatal case of phorate (organophosphorus) toxicity manifesting with hypothermia and cardiotoxicity....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410004

Allograft Inflammatory Factor-1 Induction during Ischemia Reperfusion Injury: A Rat Model of LAD Occlusion

D. Olga McDaniel, Lance Majors, Taolin Fang, Feng Zhang and Larry S. McDaniel

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 29, 2014

The emerging role of the innate immune response in organ transplantation heightens the significance of molecular markers released from the donor organ due to ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI) during organ procurement. These molecules are prime activators of innate immunity. Allograft inflmmatory factor-1 (AIF- 1) has been implicated in the regulation of inflmmation and organ rejection. To verify expression level of AIF-1 in cardiac tissues, we developed a rat model of IRI, in which the left anterior descending artery (LAD) was occluded to generate ischemia in the left ventricle (LV) of the hea...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410003

Prevalence of Hypertension and its Relationship with Adiposity among Rural Elderly Population in India

Nimmathota Arlappa, Avula Laxmmaiah, Nagalla Balakrishna, Rachakula Harikumar, Kodavanti Mallikharjuna Rao and GNV Brahmam

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 02, 2014

Background: The world has witnessed the demographic transition in which there is increased proportion of elderly (≥ 60 years) population. This increased longevity is associated with the burden of chronic noncommunicable diseases. Objective: To assess the prevalence of hypertension and its relationship with adiposity among the elderly in rural India. Subjects and methods: A community based cross-sectional study was carried out among 3133 elderly (Men: 1677; Women: 1456). Height, weight, waist circumference (WC), and blood pressure were recorded on selected subjects. Results: The ove...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-2951/1410002

Cardiology and the New Decade

Amy Hase

Article Type: Editorial | First Published: September 29, 2014

Greetings to all readers as we move in to the era of science and technology. Let us hope to witness several exciting developments in the field of cardiology that would pave way to the cure of many cardiological disorders in this new era. This year the International Journal of Clinical Cardiology is debuting in field of open access. We hope to bring to you some of scientific excitements. There had been much progress in the field of Heart Transplantation Surgery. Doctors and Researcher from all across the world has summarized these developments and has challenged us to meet the future scenario, ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3001/1/1/1010

Plasma Homocysteine Levels in Neuromyelitis Optica

Lei Zhang, Yaqing Shu, Shaoyang Sun, Yinyao Lin, Yanqiang Wang, Bingjun Zhang and Xuejiao Men

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 30, 2014

Background and purpose: Homocysteine has been implicated in many kinds of neurologic diseases by inducing oxidative injury which is considered one of the pathogenic mechanisms of neuromyelitis optica (NMO). The aim of this study was to investigate whether there were any relationship between plasma homocysteine and clinical features of NMO patients. Methods: We measured plasma homocysteine in 66 patients with NMO and 66 controls. Results: The patients with NMO had significantly higher homocysteine level than that of healthy control (P<0.001). The average homocysteine level of patients with ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3001/1/1/1009

The Character and Frequency of Muscular Pain in Myotonic Dystrophy and Their Relationship to Myotonia

Parmova O, Vohanka S, Strenkova J

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 29, 2014

Background: Myotonic dystrophy is the most common form of muscular dystrophy in adults. Pain is reported in various hereditary muscular diseases at a frequency of 64%83%. Methods: A group of 70 patients with myotonic dystrophy (21 persons with type 1 and 49 with type 2) was investigated by means of questionnaires structured around the subject of pain. Results: The frequency of long-term muscle pain was 57% in patients suffering from myotonic dystrophy type 1 and 55% among those with type 2. Presence of pain at examination was reported by 52% of patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1 and ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3001/1/1/1008

Novel Aneurysm Grown from a PcomA Infundibulum after Embolization of a Contralateral Posterior Communicating Aneurysm in an Isolated Polycystic Hepatic Patient: A Case Report

Rui Zhao, Chao Zou, Chuan-Chuan Wang, Qing-Hai Huang and Jian-Min Liu

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 27, 2014

We present a case of a posterior communicating (Pcom) artery infundibulum that progressed to an aneurysm in a patient with Polycystic liver disease without kidney cyst after embolization of the controlateral Pcom aneurysm. The infundibulum had been documented on angiography 4 years earlier, while a ruptured controlateral Pcom aneurysm was embolised. The patient presented to the outpatient clinic with right postorbital headache and cranial Ⅲ nerve palsy. Head CT scan found no gross subarachnoid hemorrhage. Though MR angiography note a 7-mm pcom aneurysm at the previous site of Pcom infund...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3656/1410006

Effect of Yogic Practices on Mental Health of Orphans Children

Morteza Alibakhshi Kenari

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 27, 2014

Orphan children suffer greatly from much physical, physiological and mental disorders leading to the bad effect on their, over-all adjustment, emotional stability autonomy, security-insecurity, intelligence and self concept. Yogic practices are providing the best method to achieve good mental health. Thus keeping in view the benefits of yogic practices, an attempt has made to investigate scientifically the effect yogic practices on mental health of orphan children. In this study the investigator has selected the 60 (Boys and Girls) orphan children from Guru Nanak Ananth Ashram (Orphan Home) Ja...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3656/1410005

Cerebellar Stroke in Children, Case report from Qatar & Brief Literature Review

Abdulhafeez M Khair, Mahmoud Elseid, Khalid Mohamed, Rana Al-shami, Khalid Ibrahim and Ahmed Elsotouhy

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 27, 2014

Introduction: Cerebro-vascular accidents do happen for both adults & children. Pediatric data in contrary to adult data are clearly defiient & lacking behind. Childhood cerebellar strokes are much more rare & diffiult to pick up. Case Report: We are reporting a toddler girl, who happened to be an ex premature & part of quadruplet. She presented with severe headache & head tilting in the absence of other focalizing CNS symptoms. Her brain MRI showed changes suggestive of cerebellar stroke. Patient improved clinically & radiologically after proper therapy. Discussion: Cerebellar infarctions ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3656/1410004

Anti Citrullinated Protein / Peptide Antibody Assay, Rheumathoid Factor or Both as Shifted Test in Diagnostic and Prognostic Evaluation in Patients with Rheumathoid Arthritis

Dejan Spasovski, Tatjana Sotirova, Svetlana Krstevska-Balkanov, Maja-Slaninka-Micevska, Trajan Balkanov, Sonja Alabakovska, Sonja Genadieva-Stavric

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 27, 2014

Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic values of laboratory variables, to present quantitative evaluations of the anti citrullinated protein / peptide antibody (ACPA), or anti CCP ( anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide, anti-CCP 2) antibodies in second generation antibody assay diagnostic test with reference to sensitivity and specifiity, the predictive value of the positive and negative test and precision of the test for ACPA antibodies, rheumatoid factor, C-reactive protein and DAS 28 index, in the early diagnosis of untreated rheumatoid arthritis. Materials and methods: 70 ...

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