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  • A case report on the effect of plasmapheresis in the treatment of severe calcium channel blocker toxicity

    A case report on the effect of plasmapheresis in the treatment of severe calcium channel blocker toxicity Mohamed Foda Hendi1, Zeyad Faoor Alrais1, Ahmed Hossam Awad1, Mouayad Abdulghani1, Demme Shammass2 Department of Intensive care Medicine, Rashid Hospital1, Dubai health Authority – Mediclinic City Hospital2, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Overdose by calcium channel blocker (CCB) antihypertensive agents has been shown to be a cause of significant morbidity and can often be fatal. (1) Although overdoses of calcium-channel blockers and beta blockers…

  • Kakuchi-Fujimoto Disease Associated with Autoimmune Hepatitis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

    Kakuchi-Fujimoto Disease Associated with Autoimmune Hepatitis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Mithu Maheswaranathan, M.D.1 and Melissa Cunningham, M.D., Ph.D.2 From the Department of Internal Medicine1 and Division of Rheumatology2, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is often associated with various systemic manifestations, from peripheral cytopenias to renal involvement or neuropsychiatric symptoms. Here, we present a patient in whom the cause of fever and altered mental status was unknown despite repeated lumbar punctures, but later became…

  • Comparative Evaluation of healing following gingival depigmentation procedures using four Techniques: a report of 5 cases

    Comparative Evaluation of Healing following Gingival Depigmentation Procedures using Four Techniques: a report of 5 cases 1Dr Shreya Shetty, Bds, Mds (Periodontics), Ficoi*, 2 Dr Aruna Vanka, Bds, Mds( Periodontics). 1Associate Professor, Dentistry Program, IBN SINA National College of Medical Sciences, Jeddah, KSA; 2Consultant Periodontist, FMS Hospital, Hyderabad, India. Background:The outcomes of techniques employed for depigmentation are varied and no one method can be deemed as ideal. The present case series is an evaluation of 4 popular depigmentation procedures `carried…

  • Idiopathic Sigmoid Intussusception Prolapse per Anus

    Idiopathic Sigmoid Intussusception Prolapse per Anus Loay M. AlJaberi,MD1, Alaa Eddin K. Salameh,MD2, Rafiq M. Salhab,MD3,Hazem A. Ashhab,MD4 1,2 Al-Quds University School of Medicine, East Jerusalem, P.O. box 89 3 Surgery Department, Al-Ahli Hospital, Hebron, Palestinian Territories 4 Gastroenterology Department, Charleston Area Medical Center, West Virginia, USA Sigmoidal intussusception protrusion through the anus is extremely rare and has only been reported a few times. The majority of cases of prolapsed sigmoid intussusception in adults have an underlying bowel pathology such…

  • Herpes Zoster: Increased Risk for Parkinson Disease Development?

    Herpes Zoster: Increased Risk for Parkinson Disease Development? Santiago Junior, J.B1; Silva, J.P.R2; Farias, L.H.S3; Santos, E.L4; Mendonça, D.M.F5 1Biological Sciences Student, UFS, 2Physiotherapy Student, UFS; Nurse, UFS; 4Biological Sciences Student, UFS; 5Professor, Researcher at the Biosciences Department, UFS. Introduction: Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease characterized clinically by tremor, stiffness, bradykinesia and postural instability. In addition to motor symptoms, some non-motor signals may be observed, such as olfactory dysfunction, sleep disturbance, constipation, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, hearing loss, cataract…

  • Tracing a Diagnosis under the Multiprofessional Look at a Hospital De Pernambuco

    Tracing a Diagnosis under the Multiprofessional Look at a Hospital De Pernambuco Costa, M.P¹; Anjos, A.M²; Assis, C.R³; Vasconcelos, G.G4; Lins, I.R.V5; Nascimento, D.F.R6 1,2,3,4,5Estudante de Pós-Graduação do Programa de Residência Multiprofissional em Saúde Coletiva com ênfase em Gestão de Redes de Atenção à Saúde – ESPPE; 6Farmacêutico vinculado a ESPPE. Introduction: It is important to chart the profile of service users so that actions and resources are planned to ensure effectiveness, and proportionality. The funds will be procured in…

  • Neurodegenerative Diseases: Epidemiological Survey in Sergipe University Hospital

    Neurodegenerative Diseases: Epidemiological Survey in Sergipe University Hospital Santos, E.L1; Silva, J.P.R2; Santiago Junior, J.B3; Mendonça, D.M.F4 1Biological Sciences Student, UFS, 2Physiotherapy student, UFS; 3Biological Sciences Student, UFS; 4Professor, Researcher at the Bioscience Department, UFS. Introduction: Epidemiology is the study of factors that determine the frequency and distribution of diseases in human collectivities. Neurodegenerative diseases compose a very heterogeneous group of diseases, caused by distinct mechanisms and characterized by the neuronal degeneration in different regions of the Nervous System. Objective:…

  • The effectiveness of hydrotherapy in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee

    The effectiveness of hydrotherapy in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee Gonçalves, C. M. ¹; Cabral, T. M. ²; Silva, K. M. G. ³; Nascimento, L. S. G 4 ¹²³ Estudantes do curso de Fisioterapia-UNIBRA; 4 Mestre em Fisioterapia pela UFPE e pesquisadora do laboratório LANA. Introduction:Osteoarthritis is a chronic degenerative disease that affects articular cartilage. Its signs and symptoms include morning stiffness, pain, decreased range of motion in the affected joint, limitations in functional activities, deformity with osteophyte formation,…

  • The use of acupuncture as a differential to control chronic pain

    The use of acupuncture as a differential to control chronic pain Costa, G.S1, Santos, O.C2, MeloT.R.C3, Dias, W.R.L4, Torres, R.L.N5, Silva, C.C6 1,2,3,4,5Academics of the Nursing Bachelor Course-Asces-Unita, 6Teacher of the Bachelor of Nursing Course-Asces-Unita Introduction: Acupuncture is a millenary therapeutic technique, whose practice implies the energetic balance of individuals. This therapy, usually, applies needles into acupoints, which when stimulated, promote several health benefits. With greater dissemination, Acupuncture has been an alternative means in the relief of chronic pain. Objectives:…

  • Diagnosis and treatment of patients with trigeminal neuralgia

    Diagnosis and treatment of patients with trigeminal neuralgia Lins, M.L. A.¹, Santos, B.G.C.¹, Bezerra, M. M. G.¹, Freitas, R. M.L.¹, Lima, M.A.C.¹, Arruda, H. S.² 1Estudante do Curso Odontologia – UFPE; 2Pesquisador do Departamento de Embriologia/Histologia – UFPE Introduction: The trigeminal neuralgia is an idiopathic chronic disease known for its intense and unbearable pains. It is associated to the trigeminal nerve which is responsible for the sensation in the face and also motor functions such as the motor control of…