Clinical Medicine Research

Volume 10, Issue 6, November 2021

  • Rural Versus Urban Pediatric Firearm Injuries: A 10-year Review at a Level 1 Trauma Center

    Chelsea Day, Andrea Diebel, Oluwaseun Oke, Jo-Ann Nesiama

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 6, November 2021
    Pages: 173-179
    Received: Sep. 20, 2021
    Accepted: Oct. 15, 2021
    Published: Nov. 05, 2021
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    Abstract: While hospitalization rates in rural versus urban pediatric firearm injuries nationwide has been previously investigated, studies highlighting the differences across the spectrum of pediatric care are limited. The purpose of this study is to describe the epidemiology of pediatric firearm injuries in a North Texas level 1 trauma center in rural vers... Show More
  • The Prevalence and Risk Factors Associated with Diabetic Retinopathy Among Diabetic Patients in Baba Gurgur Diabetic Center

    Raad Sami Jabbar Albayati, Waleed Mohammed Ali, Sunbul Adnan Muhammed Baqer

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 6, November 2021
    Pages: 180-185
    Received: Jul. 27, 2021
    Accepted: Aug. 09, 2021
    Published: Nov. 10, 2021
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    Abstract: Background: Diabetic retinopathy is one of the main causes of preventable blindness, so early detection and diagnosis play a great role to prevent uneventful blindness. Aim of the study: To determine the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy and specify risk factors among Gurgur diabetic patients. Method: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conduc... Show More
  • Novel GCH-1 Mutation in Chinese Families with Dopa-responsive Dystonia (Segawa Disease)

    Yang Yang, Lifeng Chen, Lei Wu, Jiarui Yao, Na Wang, Xiaoqing Su, Dongmei Li, Lina Han, Weiping Wu, Dehui Huang, Tianyu Jiang, Zhenfu Wang

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 6, November 2021
    Pages: 186-190
    Received: Oct. 27, 2021
    Accepted: Nov. 12, 2021
    Published: Nov. 19, 2021
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    Abstract: The wide array of clinical manifestations of dopa-responsive dystonia (DRD) or Segawa disease and the prevalence of numerous DRD-associated mutations in guanosine triphosphate cyclohydrolase 1 (GCH1) gene makeDRD diagnosis challenging. Methods: In this study, we assessed the clinical and genetic characteristics of two Chinese families with 3 DRD pr... Show More
  • Hyporesponsiviness to Erythropoietin Therapy in End Stage Renal Disease Patients on Regular Haemodialysis

    Jawad Kadhem Manuti, Ali Ghafil Alwan, Muhammed Jassim Abd Ali

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 6, November 2021
    Pages: 191-196
    Received: Jun. 20, 2021
    Accepted: Jul. 02, 2021
    Published: Nov. 23, 2021
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    Abstract: Background: Many factors can alter the response to erythropoietin treatment and approximately 5–10% of patients present an evident resistance in response to erythropoietin therapy. These include: iron deficiency, inflammation, infections, malignancy, dialysis, blood loss, hyperparathyroidism, aluminum toxicity and vitamin B12 or folate deficiencies... Show More
  • Implementation of a Pictorial Asthma Action Plan (PAAP) in a Special Population

    Yesenia Esmeralda Ochoa, Linda Summers, Stephanie Lynch, Conni DeBlieck, Karen Kopera-Frye

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 6, November 2021
    Pages: 197-206
    Received: Jul. 15, 2021
    Accepted: Jul. 28, 2021
    Published: Dec. 02, 2021
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    Abstract: Asthma action plans should be standard practice amongst asthmatics. According to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, a lack of AAP implementations could lead to increased asthma-related hospitalizations. Many written AAPs are written at a seventh to ninth grade reading level leading to less control of asthma symptoms, potentially ... Show More
  • Analysis of Factors Associated with Melasma Among Female Gas Station Workers in Nanjing

    Shi Xiuyan, Jiang Juan, Wu Xuechun, Zhou Wensheng, Wang Fei, Sun Jiangjie

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 6, November 2021
    Pages: 207-211
    Received: Nov. 16, 2021
    Accepted: Nov. 27, 2021
    Published: Dec. 06, 2021
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    Abstract: Objective to investigate the prevalence and the related risk factors of Melasma in Nanjing female gas station workers. Methods The 677 women workers of general conditions, living habits and behaviors, menstruation and fertility situation, career, genetic conditions, Melasma prevalence data were collected in the form of questionnaires. After investi... Show More
  • Assessment of Infection Prevention Practice and Associated Factors Among Healthcare Providers in the Case of Bishoftu Referral Hospital

    Mohammed Hussien Sado, Nebiyou Fasil, Abebe Bekere

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 6, November 2021
    Pages: 212-224
    Received: Oct. 24, 2021
    Accepted: Nov. 18, 2021
    Published: Dec. 09, 2021
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    Abstract: Introduction: Health care-associated infections (HCAIs) poses a real and serious threat to both the patients and health care workers. A significant number of patients acquired health care associated infections worldwide, and this has devastating effect on both the patient and the health system. It is estimated that more than 1.4 million people worl... Show More
  • Weaning Outcomes and Clinical Characteristics of Severe Mechanically Ventilated COVID-19 Patients During the Three Waves of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Israel

    David Ovadya, Sireen Abuakar, Kevin Felner

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 6, November 2021
    Pages: 225-230
    Received: Nov. 10, 2021
    Accepted: Dec. 08, 2021
    Published: Dec. 24, 2021
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    Abstract: Background: Most of severe COVID-19 patients who survive the intensive care remain mechanically ventilated and require weaning and further rehabilitation. Objectives: This study compares the characteristics and outcomes of severe mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients admitted to a weaning facility. In addition, the study describes patterns of w... Show More
  • Renal Involvement and Outcomes in Severe COVID-19 Patients After Stem Cell Jet-Nebulization

    Gina Marcela Torres-Zambrano, Carlos Agustin Villegas-Valverde, Antonio Alfonso Bencomo-Hernandez, Loubna Abdel Hadi, Dhanya Adukkadukkam, Rene Antonio Rivero-Jimenez, Yasmine Maher Ahmed, Yandy Marx Castillo-Aleman, Yendry Ventura-Carmenate

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 6, November 2021
    Pages: 231-237
    Received: Nov. 11, 2021
    Accepted: Dec. 02, 2021
    Published: Dec. 24, 2021
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    Abstract: Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic presented an unprecedented challenge to identify effective drugs and means for their prevention and management. It is more difficult in severe cases due to complications in various vital organs such as the kidneys. Methods: An analytical study was carried out within the framework of the clinical trial “SENTAD-COV... Show More
  • Central Core Disease - A Disease That Is Easily Misdiagnosed as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    Wanting Li, Jinying Wang, Zhuoming Chen

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 6, November 2021
    Pages: 238-242
    Received: Nov. 28, 2021
    Accepted: Dec. 14, 2021
    Published: Dec. 29, 2021
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    Abstract: As a kind of congenital myopathy (CM), central core disease (CCD) is mainly characterized by low muscle tension, slow progressive or static proximal limb weakness. CM can be characterized by no symptoms to be unable to walk independently in the clinic, pathological changes can be manifested as only significant type 1 muscle fiber dominant type to t... Show More