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Objectives: The expansion of competency based medical education (CBME) has necessitated the development
of novel assessment tools. Social media applications hold potential to become entrenched E-learning assessment
tools. The objective of this study was to evaluate WhatsApp as an assessment tool to improve trainees’ .. Read More
Aim: The aim of the current study was to assess the correlation between the Ulcerative Colitis Endoscopic Index
of Severity (UCEIS), Lichtiger Index and the fecal calprotectin (FC) levels in ulcerative colitis (UC) patients.
Methods: This prospective study included 58 patients with UC, referred for colonoscopy to our Center... Read More
A 60-year-old male, with past medical history significant for traumatic total splenectomy in 1970, osteoarthritis,
presented with symptoms of fever, chills, fatigue, and bilateral knee pain and swelling of several days duration.
Physical examination was significant for bilateral knee effusion, redness, warmth, and decrease.. Read More
Introduction: Patients who survived Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) may present long term physical damage that affects their quality of life and respiratory capacity. Restrictive ventilatory disorders, decrease in pulmonary diffusing capacity and changes in quality of life were observed.
Objective: Know whether t.. Read More
Background: Ablation therapy with advances in its techniques becomes widely used in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. Ablative techniques can induce tumor cell death and stimulate many immunological responses. These responses can be evaluated through assessment of peripheral immune cells changes in systemic circulation. Ai.. Read More
Buruli ulcer is a neglected skin disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans (MU), and affects 1000 people each year worldwide and particularly in African countries. Eradication of Buruli ulcer is difficult because of the lack of early diagnostic in rural endemic regions, and the unknown of the disease in national health care syste.. Read More
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder of multiple aetiology. Destruction of pancreatic beta cells, hyperglycaemia, and insulin deficiency cause type 1 diabetes mellitus. Diabetic nephropathy is the damage to kidneys because of diabetes. It is predominantly seen in patients with type 1 diabetes (insulin-dependent type) and ty.. Read More
Male infertility is the inability of a male partner to achieve a pregnancy in a fertile female partner. The purpose of this paper is to determine of infertility in infertile men in the Dukagjini Region of Republic of Kosovo. Materials and Methods, Measurement of hormonal parameters is made with the apparatus Biomerieux Mini Vida.. Read More
Backgrounds: Vitiligo is a pigmentary disorder characterized by depigmentation and absence of melanocyte. It occurs in 0.5-1% of the population and commonly associated with Koebner phenomenon. Koebner phenomenon which is the occurrence of new lesions at site of injury has been described in several dermatoses including vitiligo. .. Read More
The 81-year-old male presented with progressive headache and was diagnosed as bilateral chronic subdural hemorrhage (SDH). He has history of hypertension, coronary artery disease and hyperlipidemia. Burr-hole craniostomy for removal of SDH was performed. However, deteriorated consciousness and seizure happened after remo.. Read More
A 25 year-old man presented to the emergency department with one month history of severe, unusual nail lesions preceded by mouth ulceration (Figure 1). The physical examination revealed periungual blisters, inflammation and edema of the proximal, lateral and posterior nails folds of all fingernails and toenails (Figures 2 and 3).. Read More
Background/Aims: Sarcoidosis is a multiorgan granulomatous inflammatory disease of an unknown cause, probably due to inappropriate T-cell response. Mutation in BTNL2 gene (Butirophylin-like2) which is one of the most important genes in MHC II (complex tissue incompatibility) group is related to sarcoidosis. Our purpose was t.. Read More
We report a case of a 67-year-old Caucasian man who was admitted to the emergency department with severe and generalized oedema accompanied by a rash of both lower legs. The patient was treated with loop diuretics throughout four months without success. Laboratory examinations displayed a leukocytosis with a high proportion .. Read More
Objective: To evaluate the relationship between hypothyroidism and pericardial effusion, dilate cardiomyopathy and the LV ejection fraction (EF) through an echocardiographic scan.
Design: Retrospective study.
Settings: Single tertiary center, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, from January 2015 to January 2017.
Patients: 3.. Read More
A 36-year-old, information technology (IT) employee, presented to the National Liver Institute hospital, Menoufia University, Egypt, with jaundice and itching of 4 weeks duration. No history of herbal consumption, tobacco use or drinking habits. The benign medical and drug history of the patient has lately been intruded by daily.. Read More
Heart failure (HF) remains a global burden for patients with established cardiovascular (CV) disease. It has been
postulated that underlying mechanisms of nature evolution of HF might be identified by measurement of some
biomarker reflected various pathophysiological stages of cardiac dysfunction. In this way, cardiac biom.. Read More
Introduction: Bone involvement in sarcoidosis is rare and often asymptomatic. The small bones of hands and feet are the most common localizations, while skull, knee, rib, pelvic and sternal localizations are rarely reported. Here we report a hip localization.
Case: A 52-year-old woman consulted for acute bilateral coxopathy.. Read More
Objectives: To determine the necessity of methotrexate (MTX) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) achieving clinical remission treated by tocilizumab (TCZ) and MTX (TCZ+MTX).
Methods: A 3 year, multicenter, observational cohort study was performed. RA patients were treated by TCZ with or without MTX depending on the atten.. Read More
A 53-year-old woman complained of intermittent angina pectoris for 2 years and was admitted to our hospital to further evaluate cardiac mass. Electrocardiograph(ECG) showed sinus rhythm with incomplete right bundle branch block. Because a primitive cardiac tumor was highly suspected, exploratory surgery was performed. Intrao.. Read More
Background: Hyperlipidemia and Thyroid disorders are considered to be related with systemic inflammation. Periodontitis has been found to release inflammatory cytokines to systemic circulation. So, it could be related with these two systemic conditions.
Aim: Determination of effect of changes in periodontal status obtained .. Read More