Clinical Medicine Research

Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2014

  • Tissue Scurvy – Not Shaken Baby

    Michael D. Innis

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2014
    Pages: 162-165
    Received: Sep. 08, 2014
    Accepted: Oct. 14, 2014
    Published: Oct. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: Parents and carers are often falsely accused of injuring a child asserting that unexplained bruises, fractures, retinal and subdural hemorrhages with ischemic encephalopathy, the so called “Triad”, are signs of physical abuse. However these features can be the result of Tissue Scurvy, a disorder of Vitamin C metabolism in which Vitamin C, although ... Show More
  • Management of Hematologic Toxicity in Patients with Advanced or Metastatic Gastric Cancer Treated with Docetaxel, Cisplatin and Fluorouracil (DCF): Results of Monocentric Experience

    Turano Salvatore, Biamonte Rosalbino, Conforti Serafino, Mastroianni Candida Maria, Manfredi Caterina, Palazzo Salvatore

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2014
    Pages: 166-170
    Received: Sep. 26, 2014
    Accepted: Oct. 28, 2014
    Published: Oct. 30, 2014
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    Abstract: Background: Gastric adenocarcinoma is the second most common cause of cancer death worldwide. There is no standard regimen of chemotherapy for metastatic disease, although the regimen of ECF is the most used regimen, with a median survival of 7-9 months. With new regimens of chemotherapy, such as DCF, the median survival has increased, despite a ma... Show More
  • Purple Urine Bag Syndrome as a Rare Manifestation of Urinary Tract Infection: A Case Report

    Reza Elahi, Seyed Morteza Tabatabaee, Seyed Alireza Heydariezade, Mitra Ranjbar

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2014
    Pages: 171-173
    Received: Nov. 03, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 16, 2014
    Published: Nov. 20, 2014
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    Abstract: Purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS) is purple discoloration of urinary catheter, tubing and bag and it is a rare and uncommon manifestation of urinary tract infection. Female gender, constipation, urinary tract infection, dementia, alkaline urine and high urinary bacterial counts are main risk factors. Here we report a 70 year old woman living in a nu... Show More
  • Prevalence of Intestinal Schistosomiasis and Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis among Primary School Children in Umolante District, South Ethiopia

    Megbaru Alemu, Asrat Hailu, Gessessew Bugssa

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2014
    Pages: 174-180
    Received: Nov. 10, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 21, 2014
    Published: Nov. 24, 2014
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    Abstract: Introduction: Intestinal Schistosomiasis and Soil transmitted helminthic infections (STIs) are among the major public health problems in the world, especially in Subsaharan Africa. Objective: To determine the prevalence of intestinal schistosomiais and soil transmitted helminthic infections and associated factors among Umolante primary school child... Show More
  • Incisor Inclination and Arch Width Changes Following Mandibular Setback Surgery for Correction of Mandibular Prognathism

    Fang Ning, Yinzhong Duan, Yi Xue, Donghui Yuan

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2014
    Pages: 181-188
    Received: Nov. 16, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 28, 2014
    Published: Dec. 02, 2014
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    Abstract: Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate and evaluate the changes of incisor inclination and arch width in the surgical-orthodontic treatment to correct a Class Ⅲ malocclusion resulting from skeletal mandibular prognathism. Materials and methods: The skeletal mandibular prognathism subjects consisted of 25 males and 20 females (mean age:22... Show More
  • Magnitude and Associated Factors of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis; in Mekelle City, Ayder Referral Hospital, Tigray, Northern Ethiopia, 2014

    Feleke Tilahun, Workalemahu Alemu, Getasew Mulatu

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2014
    Pages: 189-199
    Received: Nov. 22, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 04, 2014
    Published: Dec. 16, 2014
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    Abstract: Introduction; Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a neglected tropical disease strongly associated with poverty with an adverse health effects over the poorest populations of the world. The disease is endemic in 88 countries, 72 of them are developing countries including Ethiopia. It has been estimated that 12million people are infected and 350 million peop... Show More
  • Anesthetic Considerations on Pulmonary Hypertension: A Case Report and Minireview

    Andi Koraqi, Denada Lacej, Rezart Xhani, Myzafer Kaci, Gjergj Andrea, Rudin Domi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2014
    Pages: 200-202
    Received: Dec. 07, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 12, 2014
    Published: Dec. 19, 2014
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    Abstract: Pulmonary hypertension presents a great challenge to the anesthesiologist. The number of patients suffering from pulmonary hypertension presenting for surgery is increasing because of increased age and the modern medical and surgical therapy as well. We present a case of a patient suffering from pulmonary hypertension scheduled for left radical nep... Show More
  • Atypical Onset of Refractive Accommodative Esotropia: A Case Report

    Feray Koc, Figen Tokucoglu

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2014
    Pages: 203-205
    Received: Dec. 06, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 18, 2014
    Published: Dec. 23, 2014
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    Abstract: A 27 year old female presented with symptoms of diplopia, headache, ptosis, ataxia, and macropsia. She was subjected to extensive and repetitive medical evaluations on 3 separate occasions over a 2 year period resulting in a delay in diagnosis, expense of the evaluations and unnecessary treatment. Ophthalmologic consultation uncovered a delayed ons... Show More
  • Radical Cystectomy in Elderly Patients, Single Center, 25 Years Experience

    Sacit Nuri Gorgel, Osman Kose, Ozan Horsanalı, Evren Sahin, Ugur Balci, Kutan Ozer, Cengiz Girgin

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2014
    Pages: 206-210
    Received: Dec. 11, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 24, 2014
    Published: Dec. 31, 2014
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    Abstract: Objectives: To investigate the relation between age and tumor characteristics and to evaluate oncologic results after radical cystectomy in elderly patients. Materials and Methods: We reviewed 501 patients retrospectively who underwent radical cystectomy because of bladder cancer. Patients were divided into two groups; greater than or equal to 70 (... Show More