Case Report: Lymphatic Drainage Resolves Toe Walking Gait in a Boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Susan Vaughan Kratz, OTR, CST-D
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 14, 2020
Describe how lymphatic drainage (LD) resolved obligatory toe walking gait and stance in a boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The treatment plan was generalized from an identical treatment given to a collegiate athlete with chronic spasms of gastronemii. A single treatment of LD. No literature suggests a fluid anatomy model for manual therapies as treatment options for toe walking. This case highlights an effective method discovered to quickly reverse functional deformities despite several years of traditional pediatric interventions for toe walking in ASD....
Organophosphate Poisoning and Suicide in Nepal: A Reflection on the limitations of Behavioral Health Resources
Tyler Johnston, MS, Kris Brickman, MD, Roshana Shrestha, MD, Anmol Shrestha, MD and Shaza Aouthmany, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 15, 2020
Organophosphate poisoning is the most common cause of suicide attempt in Nepal. Mortality rates of organophosphate poisoning are 41 times higher than they are in the United States, even with appropriate treatment. In low middle income countries organophosphate poisoning is much more prevalent than any other forms of suicide due to the easy availability in these agricultural countries. The most common cause of organophosphate poisoning for intentional suicide is from depression. Social reforms within the country to address the stigma related to mental health problems and improved data collectio...
Evaluation of Accidents and Injuries in International Rally Organizations Held in Turkey
Ramazan SABIRLI, Damla ANBARLI METIN, Emre KARSLI and Omer CANACIK
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: February 13, 2020
International rally events, such as the World Rally Championship (WRC) and the Bosphorus Rally and the World Rally Cross Championship (WRX), have been held in Turkey from 2014 onwards. WRX race is an asphalt runway race in which two different categories of vehicles (Super car and RX-Lite) are racing and the rally racers aim to get the first place by passing one another. Super cars have approximately 650 hp engine, RX-Lite cars have approximately 380hp engine. Having been known since 1967, rallycross was organized under the name of WRX in 2014. WRX was held in the Istanbul Park circuit on 01-02...
Clostridium Sporogenes Causing Bacteremia Originated from the Skin and Soft Tissue Infection in an Immunocompetent Patient - Case Report and Literature Review
Harith A Alataby, MD, Vaishali Krishnamoorthy, MD, Laura Ndzelen, MD, Foma Munoh Kenne, MD, Kate Valenti, MLT, Jessie Savermuttu, MD and Jay Nfonoyim, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 15, 2020
The genus Clostridium comprises of over 200 described species that are associated with a variety of toxin-mediated as well as invasive infections, such as bacteremia, gas gangrene, foodborne botulism, and antibiotic- associated colitis. Clostridium sporogenes is one of the members of the genus Clostridium that is considered to be a significant cause of food spoilage. However, it is rarely recognized as a clinical pathogen. Less than 25 cases of infection secondary to this organism have been reported so far. In this report, we present a case of bacteremia in an immunocompetent patient, which wa...
Analysis of Twelve Cardiovascular Disease Related Gene Mutations among Turkish Patients with Coronary Artery Disease
Gulsah Durmus, Nevin Karakus, Serkan Yuksel and Nurten Kara
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 12, 2020
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a multifactorial disorder. It is important to identify gene mutations that may be responsible for the development of CAD. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of twelve cardiovascular disease (CVD) related gene mutations in coronary artery patients. The CVD StripAssay (Vienna Lab, Austria) was performed to analyze the twelve gene mutations on 52 coronary artery patients and 39 healthy controls. After DNA isolation from blood samples, hybridization with biotin marked probes was performed to PCR products containing the related region of mutant gen...
Home Visit Safety: Preventing the Frights; Research is Needed
Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: February 17, 2020
This author was doing a home visit behavioral assessment on a 33-year-old ID male. During the assessment the author reminded him that he had an appointment with the dentist the next day. To which he replied hey, hey don’t put the frights in me. The editorial is not intended to put the frights in anyone, rather it is intended to raise the awareness of professionals (nurses, mobile therapists, educational specialists, etc.) who provide services to the ID population of the additional risks that they can encounter once they leave their offices or places of employment. A safe home visit occurs wh...
Acute Simultaneous Renal and Ovarian Vein Thrombosis Mimicking Renal Colic and Associated with Factor V Leiden: Case Report and Review of Literature
Chahid Farah, Sabine Imad, Rachelle Abboud, Fady Nader, Rahil Zeaiter, Boutros Youssef, Karen Nicolas, Mireille Rizkallah, Alain Khalaf and Tony El Murr
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 14, 2020
Severe flank pain is a frequent complaint at the emergency department (ED). It is usually associated to other clinical symptoms like fever, dysuria, vomiting, diarrhea or radiation to the groin. Hereby, it may raise a lot of probable differential diagnosis that should be ruled out first depending on laboratory tests and imaging results. However, when flank pain is isolated and radiating to the groin without evidence of urolithiasis on abdominal CT scan, more rare diagnosis should be suggested such as renal vessels thrombosis with or without other vessel thrombosis in the pelvis. Thereafter, th...
No Significant Difference in Outcomes for Surgical Treatment of Thyroid Cancer in Kidney Transplant Recipients - Analysis of the HCUP NIS Data
Darren B Abbas, MD, Eric Goldschmidt, MD, Christina Camick, MD, Weikai Qu, MD, PhD and Jorge Ortiz, MD
Article Type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE | First Published: December 13, 2019
Solid organ transplant recipients, and in particular Kidney Transplant (KTx) patients, are at increased risk for developing thyroid cancers due to immunosuppression and improved long-term survival post-transplant. Using the HCUP NIS database, we compared mortality rate, disposition, LOS, and total hospital charge between KTx and Non-KTx patients following thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer during 2008-2014....
A Current Approach to Hyperprolactinemia
Lau CS and Aw TC
Article Type: REVIEW ARTICLE | First Published: December 04, 2019
Prolactin is a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary lactotrophs and is controlled by the influence of hypothalamic dopamine. PRL stimulates the proliferation and differentiation of mammary cells for lactation. There are many causes for hyperprolactinemia, including analytical, physiological, pharmacological, pathological and idiopathic causes. Macroprolactin is a significant analytical cause of hyperprolactinemia, and the most common cause of pathological hyperprolactinemia is prolactin secreting adenomas....