Comparative Study of the Online Over-The-Counter Hair Loss Products
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: January 04, 2020
There are tremendous amount of the overthe- counter (OTC) hair loss products available online and widely purchase all over the world by many consumers. We conducted this study to evaluate some popular and widely used OTC hair loss products that are introduced by famous online retailer websites. Most of hair loss products are natural products, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and proteins. The products found in the top sellers are different between the online retailers regarding their type, side, dosage forms and prices. Minoxidil, the only FDA approved OTC hair loss drug, is found only in the l...
Surgical Management of Growing Patients through Orthognathic Surgery: A Review
Juan Alberto O'Ryan Silva, DDS, Alfredo Noguera Pantoja, DDS, MFS, and Pedro Sole Ventura, DDS, MFS
Article Type: Review article | First Published: January 10, 2020
Facial aesthetics has a meaningful relationship with the capacity of people to form interpersonal relationships, which can lead to cases of harassment when there are severe facial disharmonies. For a long time, orthognathic surgery has been indicated in patients whose growth has ended in order to achieve more stable and predictable results over time. However, there are cases where psychosocial stress due to dentofacial deformities makes necessary to intervene patients at a younger age. This review article aims to describe the surgical management and stability of growing patients through orthog...
Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich Syndrome: A Rare Cause of Acute Abdomen in Adolescent Girls
Maher AlZaiem, MD, CU, ABPS, Abdulnaser Ali Alatili, MD, Ahmed Alawi, SBPS and Fadi Zaiem, MBBS
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: December 30, 2019
Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich syndrome (HWHS) is a rare developmental anomaly of Mullerian ducts, characterized by the presence of a uterus didelphys with longitudinal vaginal septum obstructing the hemivagina and the presence of ipsilateral renal agenesis. It is a very rare syndrome with only a few cases that have been reported. We describe, In this report, the clinical presentation and the successful surgical management of an 11-year-old girl who presented with acute lower abdominal pain and palpable tender mass in the lower abdomen. The diagnosis of Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich syndrome was suspecte...
Vitamin B12 and Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders: Patient Treatments vs. Controlled Studies
Behrooz Kamgar-Parsi, PhD
Article Type: Commentary | First Published: December 30, 2019
Despite earlier reports of success, controlled studies have not confirmed the effectiveness of vitamin B12 in treating circadian rhythm sleep disorders. We try to explain why these two types of studies do not produce similar results. Individuals with circadian rhythm sleep disorder suffer from recurrent patterns of disrupted sleep that can significantly affect their daily functioning. Evidence suggests that vitamin B12 supplements may have a beneficial effect on sleep patterns. However, research on the effects of vitamin B12 supplements on sleep is limited. This study will determine the effec...
Gender and Ethnic Differences in Seeking Healthcare Plus Time of Recovery from Procedures for Shoulder and Knee Conditions
Amanda Weaver, Katerina Kellar, William H Miears, Rhett Butler, Ali Ashraf, MD, Adam Woolridge, MD, Anudeep Dasaraju, John Chappa, Matthew Ferguson, MD, George Brindley, MD, Phillip Watkins and Mimi Zumwalt, MD
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: January 08, 2020
Previous studies have demonstrated that females have more severe pain in more locations in the body than males but tend to wait longer to seek help which leads to worse postoperative outcomes. Also, physicians may have an unconscious bias in recommending surgery more often for men than women. We analyzed 798 medical charts with chief complaints of shoulder or knee pain from 2007-2015. We categorized patients based on acute or chronic injury and then looked at time from referral to first orthopedic appointment, delay of time to surgery, and duration of recovery....
Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding Ebola Virus Disease among Students at a School of Medicine in Dakar, Senegal
Diallo Mbaye K, Fortes L, Lakhe NA, Cisse Diallo VMP, Ka D, Kemi R, Massaly A, Thioub D, Badiane AS, Fall NM, Ndour CT, Soumaré M and Seydi M
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 21, 2019
Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a serious and highly contagious viral disease. It constitutes a public health threat and emergency. Therefore, all medical staff, notably medical students, should be trained to lessen the health outcomes during an outbreak. The aims of this paperwork are to determine the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices regarding EVD of students at St Christopher Iba Mar Diop Medical School in Dakar in the one hand and identify the associated factors the other hand. We carried out a cross-sectional, observational, descriptive and analytical study on St. Christopher School medical...
A New Way to Inhibit IL-17 in Psoriasis: Real-Life Use of Brodalumab Goes Beyond Clinical Trials Expectations
Mario Valenti, Paola Facheris, Giulia Pavia, Alessandra Narcisi, Riccardo Borroni and Antonio Costanzo
Article Type: CASE SERIES | First Published: December 30, 2019
Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disease that is estimated to affect about 2-4% of the population, with rates varying across ethnic groups and geographical regions. Biotechnological (more commonly called biologic drugs) drugs have shown great results in treating severe forms of psoriasis. Biologic agents that specifically block the IL-17 pathway have shown promising results with regard to efficacy and safety. Specific IL-17 inhibitors are represented by Secukinumab and Ixekizumab, fully human and humanized (respectively) monoclonal antibodies against IL- 17A, while Brodalumab is a fully...
Laparoscopic Peritoneal Lavage versus Sigmoidectomy for Management of Perforated Diverticulitis: Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Arslan Pannu, Ghulam Murtaza Dar, Shahzad Ahmed, Shahab Hajibandeh, Shahin Hajibaneh, Eloise Lawrence, Salman Jabber, Khurram Khan, Rishabha Sharma and Ahmad Mirza
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: January 04, 2020
Controversy exists regarding the role of laparoscopic peritoneal lavage in patients with perforated diverticulitis. Our objective was to conduct the first meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) to compare the outcomes of patient undergoing laparoscopic peritoneal lavage with sigmoidectomy in patients with perforated diverticulitis. In accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement standards, we conducted a systematic search of electronic information sources, including MEDLINE; EMBASE; CINAHL; CENTRAL; The World Health Organiz...