International Archives of Internal Medicine is an international, open access, peer reviewed journal focused to enhance the knowledge in the field of medicine covering a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body - the heart, the lungs, the liver and gastro-intestinal tract, the kidneys and urinary tract, the brain, spinal column, nerves, muscles and joints. Internists also deal with some diseases specifically affect individual organs, the majority of common diseases - arteriosclerosis, diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer may affect many internal organs of the body.
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Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4466/1710013
Linda N Geng, Oliver Sum Ping and Yong-Jian Geng
Article Type: Commentary Article | First Published: May 20, 2019
Diagnostic journeys begin when patients first present to a healthcare provider for their symptoms and end when they receive the correct diagnosis for these symptoms. In many cases, the diagnosis can be made promptly, but patients with rare, complex, or unusual conditions often embark on odysseys spanning years to sometimes even decades in search of a diagnosis. This prolonged process can often result in excessive costs, preventable medical errors and iatrogenesis, as well as feelings of frustrat...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4466/1710012
Antoine El Khoury, Majd Roustom, Henri Azar, Georges Chaer and Tony El Murr
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 01, 2019
Appendagitis has always been considered as a diagnosis of exclusion. Most of the times it is diagnosed incidentally. The majority of patients present flank pain, right and/or left iliac fossa pain with few other symptoms. These findings lead usually the physician toward a surgical disease. Imaging is very important to confirm the diagnosis of appendagitis and to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and surgeries. In this article, we present five cases of acute appendagitis that have had nearly sim...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/IAIM-2017/1710011
Dario Buccheri and Daniele Adorno
Article Type: Commentary article | First Published: February 20, 2019
Spontaneous dissection of the coronary artery (SCAD) is an uncommon cause of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and is defined as a dissection of the coronary artery not associated with an atherosclerotic process, plaque rupture and/or thrombus formation and, by definition, not iatrogenic. The resulting myocardial damage is determined not by the rupture of a plaque indeed, but by the formation of an intramural hematoma (IMH) or intimal/medial disruption that determines the dissection of the arterial ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaim-2017/1710010
Abrar-Ahmad ZULFIQAR MD, MSc and Marphy KERIF MD
Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: December 31, 2018
Data on ST elevation myocardial infarction in patients aged over 75 years remains sporadic. The prognosis for ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) patients is bleak. Mortality at one year in patients aged over 80 years is very high. We describe a series of elderly patients over 75 years treated by emergency physicians in pre-admissions or in emergency wards presenting with acute ST elevation myocardial infarction, and we compare these data with a second group of patients aged below...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaim-2017/1710009
Sara Melboucy-Belkhir, Reda Khentache, Laure Andre-Ledun and Benoit Brihaye
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 21, 2018
Eosinophilic ascites is a rare presentation of eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE), a rare condition first described by Kaijser, in 1937; Hundreds of cases have been reported. EGE affects both adults and children. EGE was defined by the presence of gastrointestinal symptoms with an abnormal eosinophilic infiltrate of the intestine wall and exclusion of other causes of secondary eosinophilic infiltration; EGE has 3 clinical presentations depending ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaim-2017/1710008
S Melboucy-Belkhir, F Brigant, R Khentache, M Bouketouche, R Garidi and B Brihaye
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 21, 2018
Sweet syndrome also known as acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis includes sudden onset of painful erythematous plaques, papules or nodules, fever, histopathological finding of neutrophilic infiltrate in the dermis without leukocytoclastic vasculitis and good response to systemic corticosteroids. Sweet syndrome may be linked to various conditions: Hematologic malignancies including myeloproliferative disorders, solid cancers, medications, Crohn ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaim-2017/1710007
Article Type: Short Review | First Published: October 27, 2018
Constrictive pericarditis (CP) is characterized by impaired ventricular filling secondary to a scarred pericardium. The scarred pericardium involving both parietal and visceral layers may be thickened or calcified with resultant loss of normal elasticity of the pericardial sac. The common causes include idiopathic aetiology, post cardiac surgery and systemic diseases affecting the pericardium such as tuberculosis, collagen vascular diseases, malignancy, renal diseases or radiation therapy....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaim-2017/1710006
Annika Silfvast-Kaiser, Amanda Abramson Lloyd and Alan Menter
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 12, 2018
Angiosarcoma is a soft tissue sarcoma of endothelial origin that can arise in any organ, with an incidence of up to 5% of all malignant cutaneous tumors. It is the 4th most common sarcoma of the skin and typically occurs on the scalp of white men over 60 years of age. Its prognosis is traditionally very poor, with 5-year survival rates reported as low as 11%. Risk factors for cutaneous angiosarcoma have not been clearly established. Herein, we de...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/IAIM-2017/1710005
Zafer Pekkolay, Emre Aydin and Faruk Kilinc
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 29, 2018
Secondary hyperparathyroidism is associated with impaired calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D balance in patients with chronic renal insufficiency, and patients are often treated medically. However, some patients have medical treatment resistance. The definition of resistant renal hyperparathyroidism despite intake of calcimimetic, parathormon binding and vitamin D analogs persistent parathormon elevation and related symptoms. The only treatment for resistant renal hyperparathyroidism is surgery. ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaim-2017/1710004
Moreno Diaz Javier, García Brunen Jose Miguel, Loscos Aranda Silvia and Arenas Miquelez Aranzazu Inmaculada
Article Type: CASE REPOR | First Published: September 07, 2018
Lemierre's syndrome is a rare complication of tonsillitis, with septic emboli and jugular vein thrombosis. We present a case in a young adult without immune deficiencies that required purulent collection drainage and admission to the Intensive Care Unit. This entity, although rare, is potentially fatal and should be known for early diagnosis and treatment....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaim-2017/1710003
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: November 27, 2017
There is a growing amount of the research data confirming the cancer risk associated with cooking starchy foods at high temperatures. In a word, acrylamide is a chemical used in lots of industrial processes, including water purification, or to separation of DNA molecules in experiments....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaim-2017/1710002
Richard Rissmiller and W Ennis James
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 18, 2017
Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease of unknown etiology that can affect any organ. Management of sarcoidosis patients with the potential for multi-organ involvement can be complex and require the expertise of multiple specialties. The goal of this review is to discuss clinical, imaging and epidemiologic features of organ involvement in sarcoidosis....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaim-2017/1710001
Jesus Peteiro and Alberto Bouzas-Mosquera
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 31, 2017
Stress echocardiography is an established tool for clinical assessment and decision making-process in patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Current indications include diagnosis and assessment of patients with suspected CAD and intermediate pre-test probability of the disease, assessment of patients with already known CAD, and diagnosis and assessment of patients with non diagnostic ECGs or with inconclusive exercise ECG tests....
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