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....
The Relationship of Self-Reported Psychosocial Protective Factors to Characteristics of Adolescent Psychiatric Patients
Shady S Shebak, MD, Tenzing Yangchen, MD, Katherine Shaver, MS and J Eric Vance, MD
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 08, 2020
Studies of the phenomenon of psychosocial resilience in the lives of a subset of high-risk individuals have suggested that certain psychosocial protective (resiliency) factors moderate the impact of biopsychosocial risk factors as they contribute to the development of mental illness. Resilience can be defined by factors which are present in high-risk individuals who have escaped illness, but not necessarily present in low-risk individuals who have never been ill. Some studies have provided evidence that certain protective factors can moderate the progression and functional outcome of mental il...
Management of Temporomandibudar Joint Ankylosis with Costo-Chondral Graft Application: Case Report and Review of Literature
Nikolaos Kolomvos, Agamemnon Chliaoutakis and Nikolaos Papadogeorgakis
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 12, 2020
The term ankylosis of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is derived from the Greek word meaning stiffening of a joint due to disease process and referred to describe a permanent movement disfunction of the mandible caused by the fusion of joint surfaces by bone, fibrous or mixed tissue, bilateral or unilateral. When the cause of the ankylosis is extra-articular is referred to as pseudoankylosis or false ankylosis, while when caused by intra-articular problems referred to as true ankylosis....
Association of Eating Behavior and Parental Body Mass Index with Obesity of Primary School Children: A Case Study in Hai Phong City, Vietnam
Khue Minh Pham, Phuc Thanh Pham, Cuong Nam Nguyen and Nam Quoc Nguyen
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 13, 2020
Obesity in children has adverse effects on both health and psychology. Obesity is known to be influenced by environmental factors and genetic factors, as well as the interaction between genes and environment. Hai Phong city located in the northern part of Vietnam has rapid economic growth and urbanization. Along with the development, the percentage of obese children has increased. To date, there have been no studies on the relationship between risky factors and obesity in children in this city. The present study aimed to explore the association of eating behavior and parental BMI with obesity ...