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Letter To The Editor: Digital Dementia-Is Smart Technology Making Us Dumb?, Sanaa Moledina, Adeel Khoja 2018 Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan.

Letter To The Editor: Digital Dementia-Is Smart Technology Making Us Dumb?, Sanaa Moledina, Adeel Khoja

Department of Medicine

No abstract provided.


A Neuroendocrine Presentation Of Sarcoidosis Not To Be Forgotten., Sandhya Venkataraman DO, Thomas Quinn DO 2018 Lehigh Valley Health Network

A Neuroendocrine Presentation Of Sarcoidosis Not To Be Forgotten., Sandhya Venkataraman Do, Thomas Quinn Do

Department of Medicine

No abstract provided.


The Non-Healing Lleocecal Ulcer., Kyle Kreitman DO, Patrick Hickey DO, Paola Blanco MD, Hiral N. Shah MD 2018 Lehigh Valley Health Network

The Non-Healing Lleocecal Ulcer., Kyle Kreitman Do, Patrick Hickey Do, Paola Blanco Md, Hiral N. Shah Md

Department of Medicine

No abstract provided.


Ganglioglioma Masked As Migraines., Kyle Kreitman DO 2018 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Ganglioglioma Masked As Migraines., Kyle Kreitman Do

Department of Medicine

No abstract provided.


Going Beyond The Final Impression With Radiologic Data In The Era Of Clerical Medicine: A Case Report Of Coronary Artery Disease Found Incidentally On Computed Tomography, Andrea M. Lauffer 2018 St. Mary's Medical Center

Going Beyond The Final Impression With Radiologic Data In The Era Of Clerical Medicine: A Case Report Of Coronary Artery Disease Found Incidentally On Computed Tomography, Andrea M. Lauffer

Marshall Journal of Medicine

Introduction:

Given the challenges in modern healthcare, physicians find themselves devoting a great deal of mental and emotional energy into executing the appropriate care for patients as well as performing their daily clerical duties. Many clinicians have resorted to innovative ways to minimize their tasks which often leads to narrowing the focus of a patient’s overall care and the birth of medical errors described in the Swiss cheese effect model.

Case Description:

A 66 year old male established care with a new primary care physician. Previous radiologic data revealed a pulmonary nodule that did not have appropriate follow up ...


Herpes Zoster Patient Education: A Coloring Book Approach, Sophia Charuhas 2018 Liberty University

Herpes Zoster Patient Education: A Coloring Book Approach, Sophia Charuhas

Senior Honors Theses

Shingles, the disease caused by the herpes zoster virus, is a widespread and widely misunderstood illness in the United States. It is preventable, but many at-risk patients do not know what measures they may take to prevent it. Clear communication from physician to patient is crucial for patient understanding of diseases. Many patient education materials on herpes zoster currently available are often unused. It is therefore beneficial to public health to disseminate new mediums of medical communication, and one way of accomplishing this is through adult coloring books. The pathophysiology of herpes zoster virus is here explored and the idea ...


Dementia Care: Confronting Myths In Clinical Management, Shirley M. Neitch MD, Charles Meadows MD, Eva Patton-Tackett MD, Kevin W. Yingling MD 2018 Marshall University

Dementia Care: Confronting Myths In Clinical Management, Shirley M. Neitch Md, Charles Meadows Md, Eva Patton-Tackett Md, Kevin W. Yingling Md

Kevin W. Yingling

Enormous challenges of this pervasive life-changing condition. Seeking help, often grasping at straws, victims, and their care providers are confronted with misinformation and myths when they search the internet or other sources. When Persons with Dementia (PWD) and their caregivers believe and/or act on false information, proper treatment may be delayed, and ultimately damage can be done. In this paper, we review commonly misunderstood issues encountered in caring for PWD. Our goal is to equip Primary Care Practitioners (PCPs) with accurate information to share with patients and families, to improve the outcomes of PWD to the greatest extent possible ...


Dementia Care: Confronting Myths In Clinical Management, Shirley M. Neitch MD, Charles Meadows MD, Eva Patton-Tackett MD, Kevin W. Yingling MD 2018 Marshall University

Dementia Care: Confronting Myths In Clinical Management, Shirley M. Neitch Md, Charles Meadows Md, Eva Patton-Tackett Md, Kevin W. Yingling Md

Shirley M. Neitch

Enormous challenges of this pervasive life-changing condition. Seeking help, often grasping at straws, victims, and their care providers are confronted with misinformation and myths when they search the internet or other sources. When Persons with Dementia (PWD) and their caregivers believe and/or act on false information, proper treatment may be delayed, and ultimately damage can be done. In this paper, we review commonly misunderstood issues encountered in caring for PWD. Our goal is to equip Primary Care Practitioners (PCPs) with accurate information to share with patients and families, to improve the outcomes of PWD to the greatest extent possible ...


A Rare Case Of Tafro Syndrome, Elizabeth Gold DO, Ross Biggs DO 2018 Lehigh Valley Health Network

A Rare Case Of Tafro Syndrome, Elizabeth Gold Do, Ross Biggs Do

Department of Medicine

No abstract provided.


Will Aiming For Quantity Affect Quality? Establishing Open Access At A Fellow-Run Gastroenterology Clinic., Matthew Sullivan DO, Patrick Hickey DO, Eric Nellis MD, Abdul Aleem MD, Rajesh Essrani MD, Hiral N. Shah MD 2018 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Will Aiming For Quantity Affect Quality? Establishing Open Access At A Fellow-Run Gastroenterology Clinic., Matthew Sullivan Do, Patrick Hickey Do, Eric Nellis Md, Abdul Aleem Md, Rajesh Essrani Md, Hiral N. Shah Md

Department of Medicine

No abstract provided.


Triple Valve Infective Endocarditis - A Late Diagnosis, Edme R. Mustafa, Sineta C. Firulescu, Cristina D. Parvanescu, Beatrice A. Chisalau, Georgica C. Tartea, Ion C. Efrem, Andreea L. Barbulescu, Stefan C. Dinescu, Paulina L. Ciurea, Lucretiu Radu, Ananu F. Vreju 2018 Craiova University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Department of Cardiology

Triple Valve Infective Endocarditis - A Late Diagnosis, Edme R. Mustafa, Sineta C. Firulescu, Cristina D. Parvanescu, Beatrice A. Chisalau, Georgica C. Tartea, Ion C. Efrem, Andreea L. Barbulescu, Stefan C. Dinescu, Paulina L. Ciurea, Lucretiu Radu, Ananu F. Vreju

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Behcet's disease is a systemic vasculitis of unknown aetiology with cardiac involvement as well as damage to other organs. Whether the sterile valvular inflammation which occurs in this autoimmune disease predisposes to bacterial adhesion and infective endocarditis is not yet established.

We present the case of a patient with Behcet disease in which transthoracic echocardiography showed mobile masses on the aortic, tricuspid, and mitral valves, leading to multivalvular infective endocarditis diagnosis, possibly in the context of valvular inflammation.

The case presented in this article confirms observation of other studies, namely that ultrasonography plays an important role in the diagnosis ...


The Importance Of Circulating Tumor Products As „Liquid Biopsies” In Colorectal Cancer, Alina Miscoci, Cristian D. Pirvu, Veronica Calborean, Costin T. Streba, Otilia C. Rogoveanu, Vlad Pădureanu, Cristin C. Vere 2018 Craiova Univeristy of Medicine and Pharmacy, Department of Internal Medicine

The Importance Of Circulating Tumor Products As „Liquid Biopsies” In Colorectal Cancer, Alina Miscoci, Cristian D. Pirvu, Veronica Calborean, Costin T. Streba, Otilia C. Rogoveanu, Vlad Pădureanu, Cristin C. Vere

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Liquid biopsies represent an array of plasma analysis tests that are studied to evaluate and identify circulating tumor products, especially circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA). Examining such biomarkers in the plasma of colorectal cancer patients has attracted attention due to its clinical significance in the treatment of malignant diseases. Given that tissue samples are sometimes challenging to procure or unsatisfactory for genomic profiling from patients with colorectal cancer, trustworthy biomarkers are mandatory for guiding treatment, monitoring therapeutic response, and detecting recurrence.

This review considers the relevance of flowing tumor products like circulating tumor cells (CTCs), circulating ...


Don’T Bug Me…I’M Taking A Bath! A Case Study On Hot Tub Lung, Lindsay N. Renz, Virginia Reed, Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber 2018 Marian University - Indianapolis

Don’T Bug Me…I’M Taking A Bath! A Case Study On Hot Tub Lung, Lindsay N. Renz, Virginia Reed, Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber

Student Publications and Research

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is a unique form of interstitial lung disease that is diverse in its presentation and etiology. • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is mediated by an inflammatory reaction to inhalation of an environmental antigen. It is described as a mixed III/IV hypersensitivity reaction that is characterized by lymphocyte predominance and high CD4:CD8 ratio. • Hot tub lung is one etiology of hypersensitivity pneumonitis which can occur from exposure to mycobacterium antigens in water-related contamination, most notably hot tubs. • It most commonly presents with patients who have underlying lung disease or are immunocompromised. However, there has recently been an increase in hot ...


Large, Long Range Tensile Forces Drive Convergence During, David R. Shook, Eric Kasprowicz, MD, Lance A. Davidson, Raymond Keller 2018 University of Virginia

Large, Long Range Tensile Forces Drive Convergence During, David R. Shook, Eric Kasprowicz, Md, Lance A. Davidson, Raymond Keller

Department of Internal Medicine Faculty Papers & Presentations

Indirect evidence suggests that blastopore closure during gastrulation of anamniotes, including amphibians such as Xenopus laevis, depends on circumblastoporal convergence forces generated by the marginal zone (MZ), but direct evidence is lacking. We show that explanted MZs generate tensile convergence forces up to 1.5 mN during gastrulation and over 4 mN thereafter. These forces are generated by convergent thickening (CT) until the midgastrula and increasingly by convergent extension (CE) thereafter. Explants from ventralized embryos, which lack tissues expressing CE but close their blastopores, produce up to 2 mN of tensile force, showing that CT alone generates forces sufficient to ...


Spontaneous Regression Of A Primary Squamous Cell Lung Cancer Following Biopsy: A Case Report, Nathan Esplin, Khadija Fergiani, Timothy B. Legare, John W. Stelzer, Hammad Bhatti, Sayed Karar 2018 University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Spontaneous Regression Of A Primary Squamous Cell Lung Cancer Following Biopsy: A Case Report, Nathan Esplin, Khadija Fergiani, Timothy B. Legare, John W. Stelzer, Hammad Bhatti, Sayed Karar

Internal Medicine, East Africa

Background: Spontaneous regression has been defined as occurring when the malignant tumor mass partially or completely disappears without any treatment or as a result of a therapy considered inadequate to influence systemic neoplastic disease. Recently, studies have implicated immunological responses as likely being involved. We report a case of a patient with squamous cell carcinoma of the lung who experienced spontaneous regression following biopsy without other intervention.

Case Presentation: A 57-year-old white man was referred to our pulmonary clinic after an incidental finding of a nodule in the lower lobe of his left lung. Thoracic computed tomography revealed a 2 ...


Cough, Hemoptysis And Hair Expectoration: An Intrapulmonary Teratoma, Shanila Ahmed, Habib Kibzai, Talha Shahzad, Saulat Fatimi, Madiha Bilal l Qureshi 2018 Aga Khan University

Cough, Hemoptysis And Hair Expectoration: An Intrapulmonary Teratoma, Shanila Ahmed, Habib Kibzai, Talha Shahzad, Saulat Fatimi, Madiha Bilal L Qureshi

Section of Haematology/Oncology

Teratomas can be found in different organs of the body and may involve gonads, saccrococcygeal region, mediastinum and other sites. Intrathoracic teratomas always occur in mediastinum and less often arise within the lung. As teratomas mostly involve sex organs (gonads), they rarely occur as extra-gonadal tumors accounting for only 3% of all the cases and very small percentage of such tumors occur in mediastinum.We reported an interesting case of middle aged male who presented to us with symptoms of cough, hemoptysis and trichoptysis (hair expectoration).We found that patient had intrapulmonary teratoma that was initially being treated as case ...


Chasing The Dragon, Daniel Young Cho, Hani Nazha, Kalin Fisher 2018 Charleston Area Medical Center

Chasing The Dragon, Daniel Young Cho, Hani Nazha, Kalin Fisher

Marshall Journal of Medicine

Abstract: Although rare, toxic leukoencephalopathy (TLE) associated with heroin inhalation have been reported. ‘Chasing the dragon’ may lead to progressive spongiform degeneration of the brain and presents with a large range of neuropsychological sequelae. A thorough social history and clinical suspicion are paramount in recognizing the diagnosis. This case is an example of TLE in a middle-aged white male with a history of polysubstance abuse. He presented with a three week history of progressive neuropsychological symptoms, including abulia, bradyphrenia, hyperreflexia, and visual hallucinations. He was initially suspected to have progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, however, JCV PCR was negative. MRI showed diffuse ...


Mammographic Breast Density And Breast Cancer Molecular Subtypes: The Kenyan-African Aspect, Asim Jamal, Maeve Mullooly, Shahin Sayed, Rose Ndumia, Innocent Abayo, James Orwa, Ronald Wasike, Zahir Moloo, Gretchen L. Gierach 2018 Aga Khan University

Mammographic Breast Density And Breast Cancer Molecular Subtypes: The Kenyan-African Aspect, Asim Jamal, Maeve Mullooly, Shahin Sayed, Rose Ndumia, Innocent Abayo, James Orwa, Ronald Wasike, Zahir Moloo, Gretchen L. Gierach

Internal Medicine, East Africa

Introduction: Data examiningmammographic breast density (MBD) among patients in Sub-Saharan Africa are sparse.We evaluated how MBD relates to breast cancer characteristics in Kenyan women undergoing diagnostic mammography.

Methods: This crosssectional study included women with pathologically confirmed breast cancers (𝑛 = 123). Pretreatment mammograms of the unaffectedbreast were assessed to estimate absolute dense area (cm2), nondense area (cm2), and percent density (PD). Relationships between density measurements and clinical characteristics were evaluated using analysis of covariance.

Results: Median PD and dense area were 24.9% and 85.3 cm2. Higher PD and dense area were observed in younger women (𝑃 < 0.01). Higher dense and nondense areas were observed in obese women (𝑃-trend < 0.01). Estrogen receptor (ER) positive patients (73%) had higher PD and dense area than ER-negative patients (𝑃 ≤ 0.02). Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients (17%) had lower PD and dense area (𝑃 ≤ 0.01) compared with non-TNBCs. No associations were observed between MBD and tumor size and grade.

Conclusions: Our ...


A Sex-Positive Approach To Healthcare, And Truvada As Hiv Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (Prep), Michael Ohkura, Nicholas Bonefant, Michael D. Upton 2018 University of Vermont

A Sex-Positive Approach To Healthcare, And Truvada As Hiv Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (Prep), Michael Ohkura, Nicholas Bonefant, Michael D. Upton

College of Medicine Faculty Publications

Nationally, incidence of new HIV infections has hovered around over 50,000 per year and men who have sex with men (MSM) carry the largest burden. In Vermont, 56% of individuals newly diagnosed are MSM, with 25% of diagnoses among youth ages 13-24 years old. Despite the proven efficacy and approval of daily Truvada (emtricitabine + tenofovir) as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) against HIV infection, provider understanding and awareness of its use has remained extremely limited in Vermont with last estimates at just over 9 providers familiar with PrEP (excluding UVM Student Health, Planned Parenthood, and UVM Medical Center infectious disease department ...


Deciphering A Case Of Pulmonary Hypertension In A Young Female: Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage The Culprit, Hiten R. Patel, Suchit Bhutani, Fayez Shamoon, Hartaj Virk 2018 New York Medical College

Deciphering A Case Of Pulmonary Hypertension In A Young Female: Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage The Culprit, Hiten R. Patel, Suchit Bhutani, Fayez Shamoon, Hartaj Virk

Abington Hospital Papers

Partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage (PAPVD) is a rare congenital cardiac defect and is associated with sinus venosus atrial septal defect. While most cases are asymptomatic, a patient can present with pulmonary hypertension (PHTN) and it can be difficult to diagnose. Here, we discuss the case of a young female with PHTN who was found to have two right-sided PAPVD. Through this case, authors try to emphasize the importance of meticulous and thorough investigation when evaluating PHTN, which allows for correct diagnosis and a timely intervention before PHTN becomes irreversible.


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