Clinical Medicine Research

Volume 10, Issue 3, May 2021

  • Barriers to Secondary Stroke Prevention and Care in Urban and Rural Uganda: Lived Experiences of Stroke Survivors, Carers and Key Stakeholders

    Jane Nakibuuka, Haddy Nalubwama, Elizabeth Nambalirwa, Olivia Namusoke, Jayne Byakika-Tusiime, Martha Sajatovic, Elly Katabira

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3, May 2021
    Pages: 59-66
    Received: Apr. 06, 2021
    Accepted: Apr. 19, 2021
    Published: May 08, 2021
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    Abstract: Although Stroke is largely preventable, it remains a major public health concern in Uganda which calls for inquiry into the factors impeding its prevention and management in both urban and rural settings. This study explored barriers to secondary stroke prevention and care based on lived experiences of stroke survivors, their care takers and key st... Show More
  • Clinical Treatment of Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis – Impacts on Sexual Function

    Lima Ryane Vieira, Lopes Reginaldo Guedes Coelho, Pereira Ana Maria Gomes, Bray-Beraldo Fernando, Gazzo Cláudia, David Simone Denise, Martins João Alfredo, Pinto Fernando Campos Gomes

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3, May 2021
    Pages: 67-72
    Received: Apr. 11, 2021
    Accepted: Apr. 29, 2021
    Published: May 14, 2021
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    Abstract: Objectives: Considering the prevalence of endometriosis in reproductive-age women and its negative impact on life quality, the authors of the present research intended to evaluate the impact of clinical treatment on the sexual function of patients with deep infiltrating endometriosis treated at the Endometriosis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Clinic of HS... Show More
  • Treatment with Number 2 Feibi Recipe, a Compound Traditional Chinese Medicine Reduces Bleomycin-induced Pulmonary Fibrosis in Mice

    Qi Long, Zhao Heng Liu, Jie Niu, Hao Ge Liu, Xiao Feng Gu, Qing Lu Pang, Fang Cao, Yang Jiao

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3, May 2021
    Pages: 73-83
    Received: Apr. 15, 2021
    Accepted: May 08, 2021
    Published: May 14, 2021
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    Abstract: Objective: Oxidative stress with reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated from exogenous oxidants and pollutants exposure is involved in the pathogenesis of Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Number 2 Feibi Recipe (Number 2 FBR) is a traditional Chinese herbal formula which can attenuate the lung injury induced by PM2.5. The present study is to ex... Show More
  • Prognostic Factors in Patients with COVID-19 Disease: A Retrospective Study in a Secondary Care Center

    Clemens Stiegler, Tanja Seel, Claus Schaefer

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3, May 2021
    Pages: 84-94
    Received: Apr. 30, 2021
    Accepted: May 19, 2021
    Published: May 27, 2021
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    Abstract: The aim of this study was to identify clinical and laboratory characteristics with impact on outcome of patients with SARS-CoV2-Infection in a secondary care center in Germany. Therefore, a total of 69 hospitalized patients with COVID-19, detected with positive Multiplex real-time PCR result, were recruited from March 2020 to May 2020 to investigat... Show More
  • A 5-year Follow-up of Subjects with Fasting Plasma Glucose Above 5.6 mmol/l Found in a Screening Study of the Bulgarian Population

    Anna-Maria Borissova, Jordan Vlahov, Alexander Shinkov, Lilia Dakovska, Boyana Trifonova

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3, May 2021
    Pages: 95-101
    Received: May 22, 2021
    Accepted: Jun. 09, 2021
    Published: Jun. 16, 2021
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    Abstract: The WHO and many other diabetes organizations recommend performing OGTT at fasting plasma glucose ≥ 6.1 ÷ 6.9 mmol/L mmol/L, but ADA indicates a lower cut-off for this parameter - ≥ 5.6 ÷ 6.0 mmol/L mmol/L. Aim: We decided to evaluate the role of baseline glucose tolerance for the development of Diabetes or Prediabetes over time by a prospective st... Show More
  • Localized Aortic Root Dissection Detected by Echocardiography: Series of Two Cases

    Suining Li, Xiaoshen Zhang, Hua Lu, Jiawen Huang

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3, May 2021
    Pages: 102-104
    Received: Jun. 07, 2021
    Accepted: Jun. 21, 2021
    Published: Jun. 25, 2021
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    Abstract: Background: Computed Tomography Angiograph (CTA) is the golden standard for diagnosing aortic dissection (AD). However, echocardiography has some advantages over CTA in screening aortic root dissection. Objective: In this report, we present 2 cases of aortic root dissection not found by CTA but by echocardiography. Method: Two middle-aged male pati... Show More
  • Sperm DNA Fragmentation Has a Negative Impact on Cumulative Live Birth Rate of IVF-ET/ICSI in Patients with Oligozoospermia

    Liang Xiaodong, Duan Rubing, Ji Peng, Shen Binglian, Mo Ganwen, Guo Jianghua, Liao Yongbin

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 3, May 2021
    Pages: 105-111
    Received: May 26, 2021
    Accepted: Jun. 17, 2021
    Published: Jun. 26, 2021
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    Abstract: The relationship between sperm DNA fragmentation and in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcome was uncertain today. In the past, researchers studying the pregnancy outcome of IVF, mainly base on fresh embryo transplantation cycle, recently, cumulative live birth rate was consider as a new indicator of IVF successful rate which is used to evaluate the pr... Show More