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Recognizing Traditional Chinese Medicine Customs during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Report

Case Report of International Journal of Case Reports Recognizing Traditional Chinese Medicine Customs during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Report Justin Chin 1,2, Christine Lomiguen 2,3,  Kevin Hon4, George Nguyen5, Cynthia Carmichael1 1Department of Family Medicine, Lifelong Medical Care, CA USA; 2Department of Medical Education, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA USA; 3Department of Family Medicine, Millcreek Community Hospital, PA USA; 4Department of Emergency Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital, NY USA; 5Department of Internal Medicine, Banner University Medical Center - Phoenix, AZ USA Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on the belief of vital energy (qi) within the body and attributes disease with imbalance in energies (yin and yang). The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated unique physical barriers, including increased physical distancing, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and telehealth services, which complicate existing efforts to understand alternative health practices. This case report highlights the importance of cultural competency training for healthcare providers, as evident in improved patient care when recognizing and acknowledging TCM customs in association with the COVID-19 pandemic. Keywords: Traditional Chinese Medicine Customs; COVID-19 Pandemic; Case Report ...

Effect of RevX solution adjunct to standard therapy in a patient with metastatic lung adenocarcinoma: A case report

Case Report of International Journal of Case Reports Effect of RevX solution adjunct to standard therapy in a patient with metastatic lung adenocarcinoma: A case report Cheng-Jui Lin, MD, PhD 1,2,3 1Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, MacKay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. 2Department of Medicine, Mackay Medical College, New Taipei City, Taiwan. 3Mackay Junior College of Medicine, Nursing and Management, Taipei, Taiwan. RevX solution is a liquid fermented grain extract obtained through a unique extraction technology, and its ingredients contain phytosterols, sulfonamides, organic acids, and anti-inflammatory substances. The adjunct treatment of RevX for lung adenocarcinoma has not yet been surveyed in vitro or in vivo experiments. A 71-year-old woman was diagnosed with lung adenocarcinoma. She underwent the targeted therapy and continually took the RevX solution (3 to 5 ml per day). Sixteen months after diagnosis and targeted therapy, multiple lung metastases appeared. After the second-line targeted therapy and wedge resection for 16 months, the patient was still alive. The distinct improvement of hypodynamia and fewer complication was found during targeted therapy treatment complemented with the RevX solution for longer than 4 years. Thus, the RevX solution might potentially be an adjuvant therapy for patients with metastatic lung adenocarcinoma. Keywords: Metastatic lung adenocarcinoma, traditional Chinese medicine, RevX solution ...

Integrative and Complementary Practices: the Therapeutic Benefits of Aromatherapy and Chromotherapy

Review Article of International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine Integrative and Complementary Practices: the Therapeutic Benefits of Aromatherapy and Chromotherapy Rubens Barbosa Rezende1 *, Larissa Teodoro2 1Santa Rita Faculty (FASAR), Conselheiro Lafaiete; 2 Institute of Health Sciences of University Paulista (UNIP), Campinas, SP. Objective: To understand the availability and use of integrative and complementary practices by the SUS; as well as to evaluate two of the various therapy options, chromotherapy and aromatherapy, in relation to their effectiveness and benefits for patients. Method: This is an integrative review of the literature available in the PUBMED and SciELO database, using the descriptors: "Aromatherapy", "Chromotherapy" and "Alternative Therapy", duly registered in MeSH/DeCS, using the boolean operator AND. Twenty-nine articles were found, 25 evaluated and, at the end, 11 selected to compose this review. The inclusion criteria were: complete articles, available free of charge, published in English, from 2012 to 2020. Results: The inclusion of integrative and complementary practices (ICPs) in the Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS) was through the Política Nacional de Práticas Integrativas e Complementares (PNPIC), supported through the Portaria GM/ MS no 971, on May 3, 2006. Brazil is the country characterized as a world reference in the field of ICPs in basic attention. Conclusion: However, several cases of use of chromotherapy and aromatherapy as alternative therapies to promote patient's health, relieve pain and, among other unique symptoms in each case, were evaluated, and the therapies used proved their efficacy and safety for patients, as well as improved the quality of life of these people. Keywords: Alternative Therapy, Aromatherapy, Chromotherapy, Integrative and Complementary Practices ...

INTERDISCIPLINARITY IN ASSISTING PATIENTS IN AN INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

Research Article of Research Journal of Emergency Medicine INTERDISCIPLINARITY IN ASSISTING PATIENTS IN AN INTENSIVE CARE UNIT: A LITERATURE REVIEW Brenna Santos Batista¹*, Caroline Santana Santos², João Adriano Correia Santos³, Rodolfo Silva Oliveira4, Bianca Silva Oliveira5 UFS¹, UFS², UniAGES³, UFS4, UFS5 Objectives: To review in the literature the perception of ICU health professionals, as members of an interdisciplinary team. Methods: This is an integrative literature review, carried out between July and August 2020. The data collection took place between the years 2012 to 2020, in the electronic databases PubMed (National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health - USA) and Scielo (Scientific Electronic Library Online), through the DeCS (health descriptors) “patient care team”, “intensive care units” and “health”, in English and Portuguese. Results: After applying the eligibility criteria for this review, 7 articles were selected, read in full. The results showed the existence of division and fragmentation of work; lack of communication between team members and users; hierarchy of power and ethical conflict within the multiprofessional team; and inadequate working conditions. Conclusion: This research made it possible to recognize the weaknesses experienced by the multiprofessional ICU team and to understand the main factors that hinder the team's work. Keywords: Intensive care unit. Patient care team. Cheers ...

ASSESSMENT OF THE PROFILE OF PATIENTS AFFECTED BY ACCIDENT BRAIN VASCULAR

Review Article of Journal of Stroke Research ASSESSMENT OF THE PROFILE OF PATIENTS AFFECTED BY ACCIDENT BRAIN VASCULAR Cintia Justino Rabelo¹; Mariana Gomes Vidal Sampaio¹; Lívia Caroline Alexandre de Araújo²; Rafael Artur de Queiroz Cavalcanti de Sá² ¹Catholic University Center of Quixadá, 63900-257, Quixadá Ceará, Brasil. ²Laboratory of Molecular Biology (BioMol), Biochemistry Department, Federal University of Pernambuco, 50740-540, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. The cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is defined as a neurological disease capable of debilitating or leading to death. It develops through the obstruction or rupture of a blood vessel, causing the tissues around the lesion to lack oxygen and compatible substrates for correct functioning. The aforementioned pathology is a case of great concern for public health worldwide. Every year, about 17 million individuals are affected by stroke and 6.5 million of these patients die, leaving 26 million with sequelae and/or permanently incapacitated. The risk factors for the onset of stroke are divided into two classes, the first of which comprises the non-modifiable, which include age, color, ethnicity and heredity, and the second, the modifiable ones: arterial hypertension, cardiovascular pathologies, dyslipidemias, overweight, diabetes mellitus, smoking, alcoholism, high hematocrit/inflammatory process, periodontal disease and antiphospholipid antibody. Hypertension is the most prevalent risk factor, with about 80% of the cause among the types of stroke. The prevention of stroke in relation to risk factors consists of small daily and consecutive gestures. Adhering to a good diet is essential, this action will prevent overweight and facilitate the reduction of cholesterol, as well as the practice of daily physical activities is extremely important to keep away from sedentary lifestyle. There are many risk factors, although there is more emphasis on high hypertension, diabetes mellitus and smoking. Keywords: cerebrovascular diseases; characterization; risk factors; ...

Occurrence of Anemophilous Fungi in the Special Collection of the Agricultural Sciences Center Library of the Federal University of Paraíba

Research Article of International Research Journal of Public Health Occurrence of Anemophilous Fungi in the Special Collection of the Agricultural Sciences Center Library of the Federal University of Paraíba Rogério Pereira da Silva1*; Lívia Caroline Alexandre de Araújo1; Rafael Artur de Queiroz Cavalcanti de Sá2 ; Loise Araujo Costa1 1Centro de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Federal da Paraíba – CCA/UFPB 2Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – CCS/UFPE Objectives: The work objective was to verify the occurrence of anemophilous fungi present in the air and on the surface of books in the special and rare collection of the CCA/UFPB Library. To the isolation of anemophilous fungi present in the air, there used a direct exposure method, in which plates were exposed for 20 min. Methods: To the isolation of anemophilous fungi present in the air, there used a direct exposure method, in which plates were exposed for 20 min. The fungi collection from the surfaces of the books, it was performed through rubbing sterile swabs along the entire length of the cover and placed in a test tube with a saline solution. Then, it sowed the samples in Petri dishes containing culture medium. The plates with samples of fungi from the air and the surface of the books, it was incubated in an oven at 28 ºC. After the growth of the colonies, the identification was based on macro and micromorphological analyzes. Results: There obtained a total of 688 isolates of anemophilous fungi belonging to 14 taxa. Most belong to the group of asexual fungi. The most frequent taxa were Penicillium (61.5%), sterile mycelia (23.5%), and Cladosporium (7.6%). Conclusion: The Library presented an important presence of several fungal genera in its spaces, favoring the biodeterioration of historical documents, besides being able to compromise the health of employees and visitors ...