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Exploring Incivility Among Nursing And Health Science Students: A Descriptive Study, Diane Louise Smith Dec 2017

Exploring Incivility Among Nursing And Health Science Students: A Descriptive Study, Diane Louise Smith

Student Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

Incivility has infiltrated our institutions of higher learning as well as the world of nursing. All too familiar in nursing is the phrase “eating their young,” which aptly describes how nurses treat other nurses, even though they should be nurturing and caring professionals.

The investigator explored nursing and health science students’ perceptions of student and faculty uncivil behaviors within the academic environment, seeking the levels and frequency of the problem. Bandura’s social learning theory presents a sound theoretical framework for this dissertation. The research methodology consisted of a quantitative descriptive approach. The Incivility in Higher Education-Revised (IHE-R) Survey was used …


Effects Of Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling Versus Cycling Only On Walking Performance And Quality Of Life In Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized, Clinical Pilot Study, Lori Hochman Dec 2017

Effects Of Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling Versus Cycling Only On Walking Performance And Quality Of Life In Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized, Clinical Pilot Study, Lori Hochman

Department of Physical Therapy Student Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

Background: Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) stimulates peripheral nerves via electrical current to evoke muscle contractions and when combined with lower extremity cycling (LE), creates patterned leg movements. Previous studies demonstrated FES cycling is safe and effective in the spinal cord injury and stroke populations with improvements seen in walking speed, muscle mass, and bone density. Few studies have applied FES cycling to a neurodegenerative disorder, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). The aim of this study is to assess the effect of an 8-week training program using FES cycling, compared to Cycling Only, in people with MS (PWMS). Methods: Using a …


Cardiorespiratory Fitness Is Inversely Associated With Clustering Of Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors: The Ball State Adult Fitness Program Longitudinal Lifestyle Study, Elizabeth Kelley, Mary T. Imboden, Matthew P. Harber, Holmes Finch, Leonard A. Kaminsky, Mitchell H. Whaley Dec 2017

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Is Inversely Associated With Clustering Of Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors: The Ball State Adult Fitness Program Longitudinal Lifestyle Study, Elizabeth Kelley, Mary T. Imboden, Matthew P. Harber, Holmes Finch, Leonard A. Kaminsky, Mitchell H. Whaley

Faculty Publications - Department of Kinesiology

Objective: The focus of this study was the association between the metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) defined as maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max). Although previous research has shown a relationship between MetSyn and CRF, most studies are based on less objective measures of CRF and different cardiometabolic risk factor thresholds from earlier guidelines.


Evaluation Of Myplate Recommendations And Dietary Habits Of Eiu Rotc Cadets: A Mixed Methods Approach, Lilibeth Nevarez Dec 2017

Evaluation Of Myplate Recommendations And Dietary Habits Of Eiu Rotc Cadets: A Mixed Methods Approach, Lilibeth Nevarez

Masters Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if MyPlate recommendation knowledge, dietary habits, and eating for performance influence the daily consumption among Eastern Illinois University ROTC Cadets. The sample population included EIU ROTC cadets (n=19), between the ages of 18 to 28 years old. A mixed-method approach, using a questionnaire along with focus groups interviews of six to ten cadets from all class levels, was used to obtain data. Results indicated that the highest mean score was 18.9 for MyPlate recommendation knowledge. In addition, five themes were analyzed: Inconsistency of dietary intake, High cost of eating healthy, Post workout …


Definition, Assessment And Treatment Of Visual Dependence, Shu-Chun Lee Dec 2017

Definition, Assessment And Treatment Of Visual Dependence, Shu-Chun Lee

Rehabilitation Practice and Science

Effective orientation and balance are based on the integration of visual, vestibular, and proprioceptive sensory inputs. Vision plays a significant role in spatial orientation and posture maintenance; however, a static tilted frame or dynamic rotating visual disturbance can affect orientation and balance. Visual dependence (VD) is a term used to describe people who overly rely on visual information. Individuals with VD have difficulty in resolving situations wherein visual information is complex or inaccurate. They show greater postural instability and complain of incidences of dizziness and vertigo in sensory conflicting conditions, such as walking along the pavement or the aisle of …


Viscosity Of Commercial Thickeners At A Honey- Or Nectar-Like Consistency And Their Changes Over Time, Wei-Chun Che, Meng-I Kuo, Tsan-Hon Liou, Yuan-Ching Tsai Dec 2017

Viscosity Of Commercial Thickeners At A Honey- Or Nectar-Like Consistency And Their Changes Over Time, Wei-Chun Che, Meng-I Kuo, Tsan-Hon Liou, Yuan-Ching Tsai

Rehabilitation Practice and Science

Background: Patients with dysphagia often have difficulties in swallowing liquids. Using thickened liquids is a compensatory strategy frequently recommended by speech-language pathologists to reduce the risk of aspiration in patients with dysphagia . However, the thickening effects might vary with time and different thickening products. Furthermore, the desired viscosity might not be attained. This study investigated the viscosity of water that was thickened to a nectar- or honey-like consistency by using five thickening products marketed in Taiwan. The viscosity of the samples at different time periods was compared. The results were also compared with the guidelines of the National Dysphagia …


Prediction Of Peak Oxygen Consumption In Patients With Cardiac Disease Using A 3 Minutes' Step Test Combined With Heart Rate Variability., Chia-Hao Liu, Shu-Chun Huang, Jong-Shyan Wang Dec 2017

Prediction Of Peak Oxygen Consumption In Patients With Cardiac Disease Using A 3 Minutes' Step Test Combined With Heart Rate Variability., Chia-Hao Liu, Shu-Chun Huang, Jong-Shyan Wang

Rehabilitation Practice and Science

Background: Peak oxygen consumption (Peak VO_2) is a recognized indicator of overall functions of the cardiac-vascular system, and the cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) is considered the golden standard for determining peak VO_2. However, there are limitations to performing CPET, including high cost, long testing time, staff risks and participant’s discomfort during the test. In contrast, Submaximal exercise testing can be an alternative for assessing cardiovascular fitness with minimal risk and lower cost. The step test, one of the submaximal exercise tests, was the first to be described as a method for assessing exercise capacity in the early 20th century. Various …


A Pilot Study Of Concomitant Injection Of Botulinum Toxin Type A In Detrusor And External Sphincter For Treatment Of Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction In Six Patients With Spinal Cord Injury, Chiung-Wei Chen, Sung-Lang Chen, Yu-Hui Huang Dec 2017

A Pilot Study Of Concomitant Injection Of Botulinum Toxin Type A In Detrusor And External Sphincter For Treatment Of Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction In Six Patients With Spinal Cord Injury, Chiung-Wei Chen, Sung-Lang Chen, Yu-Hui Huang

Rehabilitation Practice and Science

Objective: This study examines clinical voiding records and urodynamic data to evaluate the therapeutic effects of concomitant botulinum toxin injections to the detrusor and external sphincter for the management of neurogenic bladder dysfunction in patients of spinal cord injury (SCI).Method: SCI patients with neurogenic bladder dysfunction who have both detrusor overactivity and detrusor external sphincter dyssynergia were recruited from a medical center in Central Taiwan. Six patients received concomitant injections of botulinum toxin to the detrusor and external sphincter. Their voiding records and urodynamic studies were compared between pre-treatment and one month post-treatment. Results: A total of 6 patients were …


Plantar Pressure Distribution In Patients With Flexible Flatfoot: Measured By Platform System And In-Shoe System, Alice Chu Wen Tang, Ho Mu Wu, Chih-Kuang Chen, Simon Fuk Tan Tang Dec 2017

Plantar Pressure Distribution In Patients With Flexible Flatfoot: Measured By Platform System And In-Shoe System, Alice Chu Wen Tang, Ho Mu Wu, Chih-Kuang Chen, Simon Fuk Tan Tang

Rehabilitation Practice and Science

Flatfoot is characterized with insufficiency of the medial longitudinal arch and flexible flatfoot is the most predominant type which leads to numerous clinical problems. This study aimed at investigating the plantar pressure distribution in flexible flatfoot patients with platform system and in-shoe system. Nineteen flexible flatfoot patients and fifteen normal subjects were recruited. Foot Function Index (FFI) was used for subjective symptoms report, and higher scores indicated worse clinical condition. Plantar pressure were assessed with Emed-X system and Pedar in-shoe system. Student independent-t test was used for statistical analysis, and statistical significance was set at p<0.05. The results showed that …


Vocational Assessment Following Work-Related Injury In A Worker: A Casereport, Fang-Ling Chien, Chia-Ling Lee, Shih-Ching Peng, Hui-Chuan Lin Dec 2017

Vocational Assessment Following Work-Related Injury In A Worker: A Casereport, Fang-Ling Chien, Chia-Ling Lee, Shih-Ching Peng, Hui-Chuan Lin

Rehabilitation Practice and Science

Work-related injuries can prevent workers from returning to their original jobs because of physical and psychological barriers. To reduce the social burden of these injuries and promote independence, re-employment of workers affected by work-related injuries is an important task. Vocational assessments help explore each worker's abilities and transferable skills, and thus help workers achieve self-understanding, develop suitable occupational goals, and adjust their work content. This paper describes the manner by which vocational assessment helped a worker who was injured due to a traffic accident of work by helping the worker understand her career potential, interests, transferable skills, and physiological condition, …


Incremental Dialysis For Preserving Residual Kidney Function—Does One Size Fit All When Initiating Dialysis?, A. T. Mathew, Y. Obi, C. M. Rhee, J. A. Chou, K. Kalantar-Zadeh Dec 2017

Incremental Dialysis For Preserving Residual Kidney Function—Does One Size Fit All When Initiating Dialysis?, A. T. Mathew, Y. Obi, C. M. Rhee, J. A. Chou, K. Kalantar-Zadeh

Journal Articles

© 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. While many patients have substantial residual kidney function (RKF) when initiating hemodialysis (HD), most patients with end stage renal disease in the United States are initiated on 3-times per week conventional HD regimen, with little regard to RKF or patient preference. RKF is associated with many benefits including survival, volume control, solute clearance, and reduced inflammation. Several strategies have been recommended to preserve RKF after HD initiation, including an incremental approach to HD initiation. Incremental HD prescriptions are personalized to achieve adequate volume control and solute clearance with consideration to a patient's endogenous renal function. …


The Applicability Of The Decisional Conflict Scale In Nursing Home Placement Decision Among Chinese Family Caregivers: A Mixed Methods Approach, Yu-Ping Chang, Loralee Sessanna, Joanne Kraenzle Schneider Dec 2017

The Applicability Of The Decisional Conflict Scale In Nursing Home Placement Decision Among Chinese Family Caregivers: A Mixed Methods Approach, Yu-Ping Chang, Loralee Sessanna, Joanne Kraenzle Schneider

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal

This study aimed to 1) examine relationships between uncertainty, perceived information, personal values, social support, and filial obligation among Chinese family caregivers faced with nursing home placement of an older adult family member with dementia; and 2) describe the applicability of the Decisional Conflict Scale in nursing home placement decision making among Chinese family caregivers through the integration of quantitative and qualitative data.

We used a mixed-methods approach. Quantitative data analysis consisted of descriptive and correlational statistics. We utilized a thematic analysis for the qualitative data. Data transformation and data comparison techniques were used to combine qualitative and quantitative data. …


A Correlation Study Between Activity Items Of Touch Screen System For Upper Extremity Training And Functional Performance In Upper Limb Among Patients With Stroke, Shu-Yu Yang, Pei-Chi Hsiao, Yu-Sheng Yang, Chi-Min Yang, Jyh-Jong Chang, Ying-Chun Chou Dec 2017

A Correlation Study Between Activity Items Of Touch Screen System For Upper Extremity Training And Functional Performance In Upper Limb Among Patients With Stroke, Shu-Yu Yang, Pei-Chi Hsiao, Yu-Sheng Yang, Chi-Min Yang, Jyh-Jong Chang, Ying-Chun Chou

Rehabilitation Practice and Science

Because of progress made in human-machine interfaces, touchscreens increasingly play a key role in daily living. A task-oriented concept combined with a computerized touchscreen training system was developed and used to facilitate upper limb rehabilitation after stroke. However, the reliability and validity of the activity items within the system required further verification. Therefore, the aims of this study were 1) to examine the reliability of scores for the activity items when patients with stroke used this device and 2) to verify criterion-related validity by analyzing the relationship between scores from this device and other standard upper limb functional assessments. Thirty …


Research News. Grants, 2017. Volume 2, University Of Mississippi. School Of Pharmacy, Soumyajit Majumdar Dec 2017

Research News. Grants, 2017. Volume 2, University Of Mississippi. School Of Pharmacy, Soumyajit Majumdar

Grants (2015-)

Grants and contracts awarded during July-December 2017


Medical School Watercooler Newsletter - December 31, 2017, Lindsey Lyle Dec 2017

Medical School Watercooler Newsletter - December 31, 2017, Lindsey Lyle

Watercooler Newsletter

This is the December 31, 2017 edition of the Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine's Newsletter - Watercooler.

Contents Include:

USA Health Represented in 40 Under 40

11th Annual COM Research Forum Winners Announced

January Med School Café - Five Healthy Ways to Start Off the New Year

USA Gastroenterology Receives $100,000 Donation

USA Welcomes Brooke A. Jackson, PA-C

USA Welcomes Dr. Bassam Rimawi


Comparative Analysis Of The Dissolution Performance Of Aspirin Tablets In The Usp Apparatus 2 And In A Minivessel Dissolution System, Annmarie C. Walker Dec 2017

Comparative Analysis Of The Dissolution Performance Of Aspirin Tablets In The Usp Apparatus 2 And In A Minivessel Dissolution System, Annmarie C. Walker

Theses

Dissolution testing is a critical component of quality control procedures in the pharmaceutical industry in order to ensure that the final solid dosage forms have consistent dissolution properties. Dissolution tests are also routinely conducted to evaluate the in-vitro performance of solid dosage forms during pharmaceutical development, to aid in the behavior of formulations, and to optimize drug release from dosage forms.

The use of compendial dissolution test apparatus and techniques, such as the USP 2 (Paddle), to characterize the dissolution performance of oral drug delivery system is an established area of pharmaceutical science. However, this method is not always appropriate, …


Research News. Publications, 2017. Volume 2, University Of Mississippi. School Of Pharmacy, Soumyajit Majumdar Dec 2017

Research News. Publications, 2017. Volume 2, University Of Mississippi. School Of Pharmacy, Soumyajit Majumdar

Publications (2015-)

Publications that appeared during the period July 1 through December 31, 2017


Evaluation Of Extracellular Matrix Composition And Rheology As Determinants Of Growth, Invasion, And Response To Photodynamic Therapy In 3d Cell Culture Models Of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma, Gwendolyn M. Cramer Dec 2017

Evaluation Of Extracellular Matrix Composition And Rheology As Determinants Of Growth, Invasion, And Response To Photodynamic Therapy In 3d Cell Culture Models Of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma, Gwendolyn M. Cramer

Graduate Doctoral Dissertations

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a notoriously lethal disease characterized by prominent stromal involvement, which plays complex roles in regulating tumor growth and therapeutic response. The extracellular matrix (ECM)-rich stroma has been implicated as a barrier to drug penetration, although stromal depletion strategies have had mixed clinical success. It remains less clear how biophysical interactions with the ECM regulate invasive progression and susceptibilities to specific therapies. Here, an integrative approach combining 3D cell culture and quantitative imaging techniques is used to evaluate invasive behavior and motility as determinants of response to classical chemotherapy and photodynamic therapy (PDT), in which light …


Computational And Experimental Determination Of The Mixing Efficiency Of A Microfluidic Serpentine Micromixer, Siril Arockiam Dec 2017

Computational And Experimental Determination Of The Mixing Efficiency Of A Microfluidic Serpentine Micromixer, Siril Arockiam

Theses

In microfluidics, efficiency and mixing time are the greatest disadvantages. These parameters hinder the application of microfluidic devices for biochemical and immunological assays. However, once these disadvantages have been overcome by optimizing the parameters of the microfluidic device, it becomes the important analytical tool. In this experiment, various designs of microfluidic devices have been both simulated using COMSOL software, and experimentally verified to obtain the optimized parameter such as depth and velocity for better mixing efficiency. The COMSOL model has been validated by comparing the results with fluorescent images data of the experiment. The microfluidic device is built with Adhesive …


Effect Of Lower Extremity Resistance Training On Balance Ability In Hemiparetic Patients, Huang-Chun Liu, Chia-Pei Chen, Dersheng Han Dec 2017

Effect Of Lower Extremity Resistance Training On Balance Ability In Hemiparetic Patients, Huang-Chun Liu, Chia-Pei Chen, Dersheng Han

Rehabilitation Practice and Science

Background and Purpose: Balance ability is one of the important influencing factors of the quality of life of hemiplegic patients. It is to prevent falls and maintain self-care and independent walking ability. Lower extremity resistance training can effectively improve muscle strength, muscle power, and balance. However, studies focused on balance and muscle power are scarce. Therefore, this study was aimed at investigating the effects of resistance training interventions on the balance ability of hemiplegic patients. Methods: In this study, 35 hemiplegic patients participated, with a mean age of 54.3 ± 17.9 years. The participants received resistance training for 18 weeks, …


Vaksinasi Pada Lansia, Iris Rengganis Dec 2017

Vaksinasi Pada Lansia, Iris Rengganis

Jurnal Penyakit Dalam Indonesia

No abstract provided.


Association Between Disease Activity And Depression Inrheumatoid Arthritis Patients, E Mudjaddid, Myra Puspitasari, Bambang Setyohadi Dec 2017

Association Between Disease Activity And Depression Inrheumatoid Arthritis Patients, E Mudjaddid, Myra Puspitasari, Bambang Setyohadi

Jurnal Penyakit Dalam Indonesia

Introduction. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic disease that cause synovialinflammation and progressive destruction to cartilages and deformities. Prevalence of depressionin RA patients is 20 to 30%. Disease activity is considered to have association with depression. This study aims to identify the prevalence of depression in RA patients and the associationbetween disease activity index and depression in RA patients. Methods. A cross-sectional study of 145 RA patients that fulfilled the inclusion criteria was conducted in Rheumatology Outpatient Clinic at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital Jakarta from January to March 2017.Evaluation of Disease Activity Score - 28 (DAS 28) and Back Depression …


Predictor Factors Affecting Seroconversion Post-Influenzavaccination In The Elderly, Saskia Aziza Nursyirwan, Sukamto Koesnoe, Edy Rizal Wahyudi Dec 2017

Predictor Factors Affecting Seroconversion Post-Influenzavaccination In The Elderly, Saskia Aziza Nursyirwan, Sukamto Koesnoe, Edy Rizal Wahyudi

Jurnal Penyakit Dalam Indonesia

Introduction. The influenza vaccine as the most effective method for preventing influenza virus infection currently has lower efficacy in the elderly than younger adults due to change of immune response as well as other risk factors. This study aims to identify predictor factors affecting seroconversion post-influenza vaccination in elderly. Methods. retrospective cohort study in the elderly population in East Jakarta Posyandu who got the influenza vaccine. A total of 277 subjects with antibody titre pre and one month post-vaccination influenza were examined. Risk factors such as age, gender, exercise status, smoking status, type 2 diabetes, pulmonary, and cardiovascular disease, nutritional …


Cardiotoxicity Complication Of Radiotherapy, Beta Agustia Wisman, Sally Aman Nasution, Marulam M. Panggabean Dec 2017

Cardiotoxicity Complication Of Radiotherapy, Beta Agustia Wisman, Sally Aman Nasution, Marulam M. Panggabean

Jurnal Penyakit Dalam Indonesia

Radiation is an important modality in the management of malignancy. Some cases of malignancy requiring radiotherapy in the chest include breast cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, or lung cancer.Cardiotoxicity due to radiotherapy can occur within 3 to 29 years after radiotherapy, mostly in the second or third decade after therapy. Some cardiovascular complications resulting from radiotherapy may affect pericardial, myocardial, vascular, heart valves and conduction disturbances. Symptomatic cardiotoxicity may occurs 10% in patients undergoing radiotherapy in the chest area. It is important for clinicians to understand the cardiotoxicity of radiotherapy for educational purposes, therapeutic and dosing considerations, treatment monitoring and early detection. …


The Relationship Between Age And Activity Of Daily Living Withthe Fall Risk Of Patients In Geriatric Outpatient Installation, Agustin Junior Nanda Deniro, Nuniek Nugraheni Sulistiawati, Novira Widajanti Dec 2017

The Relationship Between Age And Activity Of Daily Living Withthe Fall Risk Of Patients In Geriatric Outpatient Installation, Agustin Junior Nanda Deniro, Nuniek Nugraheni Sulistiawati, Novira Widajanti

Jurnal Penyakit Dalam Indonesia

Introduction. Fall is one of the physical problems that happened quite frequently and resulted in morbidity and mortality of old people. There are several factors related to fall risk, among others are age and independence in activity of daily living. Methods. This research is an observational analytical study with cross sectional approach, by collecting free variable data (age and activity of daily living) through interview and Barthel index score, dependent variable (fall risk) by direct observation using Timed Up and Go test that analyzed by Rank Spearman correlation test. The number of samples with incidental sampling technique was 55 patients …


Depression: The Often Overlooked Sequela Of Head Trauma, Samuel D. Hodge Jr., Jack E. Hubbard Dec 2017

Depression: The Often Overlooked Sequela Of Head Trauma, Samuel D. Hodge Jr., Jack E. Hubbard

Cleveland State Law Review

Depression is a common sequela of head trauma. Approximately half of all individuals with a cranial injury will experience depression within the first year, regardless of the severity of the injury. The ailment is characterized clinically as a mood disorder, often associated with intense feelings of sadness. However, depression is more complex than mood disorders, as many mental and bodily complaints—such as insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, appetite changes, aches and pains, and lack of interest in previously enjoyable activities—are associated with depression. These intense feelings, particularly when combined with despair and hopelessness, can lead to suicide, a dreaded potential complication of …


Photodermatoses In Children, Siti Nurani Fauziah, Wresti Indriatmi, Lili Legiawati Dec 2017

Photodermatoses In Children, Siti Nurani Fauziah, Wresti Indriatmi, Lili Legiawati

Journal of General - Procedural Dermatology & Venereology Indonesia

Photodermatoses cover the skin’s abnormal reactions to sunlight, usually to its ultraviolet (UV) component or visible light. Etiologically, photodermatoses can be classified into 4 categories: (1) immunologically mediated photodermatoses (idiopathic photodermatoses); (2) drug- or chemical-induced photosensitivity; (3) hereditary photodermatoses; and (4) photoaggravated dermatoses. The incidence of photodermatoses in the pediatric population is much lower than in adults, Polymorphous light eruption (PMLE) is the most common form of photodermatoses in children, followed by erythropoietic protoporphyria. Early diagnosis and investigations should be performed to avoid long-term complications. Photoprotection is the mainstay of photodermatoses management, including use of physical protection and sunscreen.


Seroprevalence Of Syphilis And Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 And Its Association With Sexual Behaviour Factors (A Cross-Sectional Study Among Men Who Have Sex With Men In Manado, Indonesia), Nurdjanah J. Niode, Hendra Minarto, Andravita F. Mitaart, Grace M. Kapantow, Renate T. Kandou Dec 2017

Seroprevalence Of Syphilis And Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 And Its Association With Sexual Behaviour Factors (A Cross-Sectional Study Among Men Who Have Sex With Men In Manado, Indonesia), Nurdjanah J. Niode, Hendra Minarto, Andravita F. Mitaart, Grace M. Kapantow, Renate T. Kandou

Journal of General - Procedural Dermatology & Venereology Indonesia

Aims: This study investigated the seroprevalence and sexual risk behavior factors associated with syphilis and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) among men who have sex with men (MSM), in Manado, Indonesia.

Methods: Serum samples and questionnaires regarding their socio-demographic and sexual behaviour were collected from 60 MSM in Manado. Samples were screened for anti-HSV-2 IgG for herpes, the Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) and the Treponema Pallidum Haemagglutination (TPHA) test for syphilis. A cross sectional method was used in this study.

Results: Of 60 MSM (median age was 20 years), 35% had homosexual orientation and 65% …


Allergic Contact Dermatitis Due To Nickel In Household Detergent, Dewi Utami Putri, Irma Damayanti Roesyanto-Mahadi Dec 2017

Allergic Contact Dermatitis Due To Nickel In Household Detergent, Dewi Utami Putri, Irma Damayanti Roesyanto-Mahadi

Journal of General - Procedural Dermatology & Venereology Indonesia

Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is a cutaneous inflammatory reaction caused by contact with specific exogenous allergen to which a person has developed allergic sensitization. Nickel was reported as one of the most common causes of ACD worldwide, particularly affecting females. It is associated with a variety of nickel-containing products, from jewelry to detergent.

A 32-year-old female was presented with pruritic eruption consist of erythematous papules and vesicles on both hands and extensor forearms since 2 weeks before admission. The patient is a housewife who did handwashing clothes and kitchenware with detergent and soap every day. At first, there were erythematous …


Antiphospholipid Antibody Profile In Hiv/Aids Patients, Inolyn Pandjaitan, Nanang Sukmana, Shufrie Effendy Dec 2017

Antiphospholipid Antibody Profile In Hiv/Aids Patients, Inolyn Pandjaitan, Nanang Sukmana, Shufrie Effendy

Jurnal Penyakit Dalam Indonesia

Introduction. Through the process of molecular mimicry, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection can increase the concentration of antiphospholipid antibody (APA) which has possible association with thrombosis. The molecular mimicry in this HIV/AIDS patients is influenced by several factors, such as immunocompromised condition, the use of antitretroviral (ARV) therapy, hepatitis B and C coinfection, use of other drugs, and history of intravenous drug user (IDU). We conducted this study to determine the profile and prevalence of antiphospholipid antibody in patients with HIV/ AIDS in Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital. Further, we explored the relationship between APA in HIV/AIDS patients with the …