Aug 24, 2020Open AccessArticle
Background: Patients with cardiovascular diseases are susceptible to poor outcomes in COVID-19 infection. Knowing their prognosis will help to allocate resources to provide them with the best care. This article reviews the best available literature about laboratory markers that can be done on admission of COVID-19 patients with cardiovascular problems and help to predict their prognosis. Design and Methods: Search engines such as Google Scholar, Pubmed and Google were used to collect data on pub...
Jul 21, 2020Open AccessArticle
The output from surgical drains often guides management as drains are commonly not removed until the wound bed drains ...
Jul 20, 2020Open AccessArticle
Introduction: Early recognition of acute kidney injury (AKI), better understanding of its pathogenesis, and development of preventing strategies appear to be potential areas of improvement of patient’s prognosis. The decrease of glomerular filtration rate and urine output in response to a decrease of renal blood flow is classically referred as pre-renal azotaemia, which can evolve into structural damage if renal hypoperfusion persists. In this line, urine output often is used as a marker of AKI ...
Apr 24, 2020Open AccessArticle
Healthcare-associated infections are estimated to cost the NHS approximately ￡1 billion a year. In addition to increased costs, each one of these infections means additional use of NHS resources, greater patient discomfort and a decrease in patient safety. In the wake of the growing burden of healthcare- associated infections (HCAIs), the increasing severity of illness and complexity of treatment, superimposed by multi-drug resistant (MDR) pathogen infections, healthcare practitioners (HCPs) are...
Apr 24, 2020Open AccessArticle
Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) using aspirin and ticlopidine, a thienopyridine P2Y12 inhibitor, was introduced, decreasing the rate of stent thrombosis to about 1%. Continuation of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) until Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) increases the risk of excessive perioperative bleeding, transfusions, and re-exploration for bleeding as shown in RCTs observational studies and metanalyses. Therefore, it is recommended that the P2Y12 inhibitor should be discontinued wheneve...
Mar 20, 2020Open AccessArticle
Asymptomatic colonic and gastric carcinoma may present with IDA (Iron deficiency anaemia), and seeking these conditions is a priority in patients with IDA. One of the criteria under the Two-Week Referral (TWR) rule for suspected GI malignancy is iron deficiency anaemia (IDA). Although IDA is a good marker for gastrointestinal cancer, sometimes 2WW referral guidelines are not being followed appropriately for IDA. This not only has considerable workload and financial implications but also invasive...
Oct 30, 2018Open AccessArticle
Background: Agenesis of the internal carotid artery (ICA) is a rare anatomic variation of the cerebral circulation. A malfunction during the embryonic peri-od is at stake. It is very often asymptomatic and therefore discovered inci-dentally. Association with ischemic stroke is exceptional. Physiopathology is uncertain; the hypothesis of a blood flow reversal is reported in the literature. The diagnosis is based on the abs
Jun 06, 2018Open AccessArticle
Objective: To evaluate the
bioequivalence between two formulations of ketoprofen after administration of a
150 mg extended release tablet (L.P. ProfenidBI？), 150 mg modified release
tablets. Methods: A single-dose cross-over, randomized study was
performed under fasting conditions with two treatments, two periods, two
Nov 29, 2017Open AccessArticle
Objective: To analyze the distribution and characteristics of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Constitution in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). Methods: Divide the PBC patients who met the inclusion criteria into 3 groups according to the stage of disease development, including group A (group of basic normal), group B (group of symptom stage) and group C (group of de-compensation stage). Each group collected 46 cas
Nov 24, 2017Open AccessArticle
of Norethisterone Tablets in the treatment of perimenopausal dysfunctional
uterine bleeding, which in order to exchange experience with Clinician. Methods: 60
patients who were treated in our hospital during May 2015 to May 2016 have been
diagnosed with perimenopausal dysfunctional uterine bleeding as the research
object, and performed Diagnostic curettage on all patients. Then, randomly
divided all the patie