American Journal of Clinical Research and Reviews


The Mystery of Patient Behavior

Research Article of American Journal of Clinical Research and Reviews The Mystery of Patient Behavior AK Mohiuddin Department of Pharmacy, World University of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Patient behavior is often described as disruptive behavior as they have an altered mental stage of fear of being sick, anxious about out of the pocket cost, alteration of lifestyle if suffered from a chronic illness. And the outcomes often faced by providers are inappropriate language, make unreasonable demands, and may even resort to physical abuse. The article comprises a few of this unusual behavior and a simple comparison between patients from developed world with those of the under-developed east. Purpose of the study: Discussion and projection of behavior pattern, health seeking behavior and monitoring status in both developed and under-privileged countries. The pharmacists have a vital role to play which is discussed along with comparison. Findings: Developed or under developed country, patients have a separate behavior pattern which develops and worsen with disease progression mostly. So many factors are behind but one thing clearly understood that the handling of such situation is a provider’s function, a challenge they have to face along with treatment intervention. Research Limitations: Very few articles found in matters regarding along with a very less interest paid by general people to talk about healthcare matters. It was very difficult to bring out facts of irrational patient behavior, giving it a substantial figure to discuss in this article. However, the major limitation is the article could be a comparison of behaviors of developed and under-privileged countries which requires an enormous exposure and financial support. However, the sole focus was to detail mysterious patient behavior and a greater part is covered. Practical Implication: The soul of this article was to detail about patient behavior, both in Bangladesh and developed countries. Along with ...

Psychological action in the cardiac transplanta: a report of experience

Research Article of American Journal of Clinical Research and Reviews Psychological action in the cardiac transplanta: a report of experience Ferreira, N.M1, Rodrigues, W.M.R2, Osório, M.O.3, Albuquerque, E.N4, Accioly, C.C5, Behar, J.N.P6 1,6Psicólogas do Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira – IMIP, 2Estudante do Curso de Psicologia da Faculdade Pernambucana de Saúde – FPS, 3,4,5Tutoras do Curso de Psicologia da Faculdade Pernambucana de Saúde – FPS e Psicólogas do Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira – IMIP Introduction: Serious cardiac diseases interfere considerably in patients’ quality of life. In these cases, heart transplantation has been increasingly indicated as a treatment. It is a process marked by intense experiences for the patient and his relatives, often emerging ambivalent feelings, as they deal with issues of finitude and of life restarting simultaneously. In view of this situation, the importance of the presence of the psychologist in the heart transplant team is evident. Objective: To report the performance of a psychologist in the cardiac transplantation process in a General Hospital. Methodology: Experience report. Results and discussion: Given the complexity and diversity of demands, the practice of the psychologist in the Cardiac Transplantation Sector in General Hospital can happen throughout the different phases of the treatment, from the identification of the need for surgery, with psychological evaluation, preparation and support to patients and relatives, to follow-up after hospital discharge, with psychotherapeutic follow-up, when necessary. Conclusion: Psychological repercussions on the patient and his relatives in heart transplantation are evident, which reinforces the need for the psychologist to work on different fronts, aiming at better psychological conditions to confront the stages of that process, which favors adherence to the treatment. Keywords:heart transplantation; psychological action; experience report ...

Effect of Malaria Parasite on Platelet Among Pregnant Women in Owerri, Imo State Nigeria

Research Article of American Journal of Clinical Research and Reviews Effect of Malaria Parasite on Platelet Among Pregnant Women in Owerri, Imo State Nigeria 1L. N. Allison ,2 I. Mgbemena,3A. N.C. Amadi, 4M. N.Ezike, 1 A.A. Ukoma, 1 D.O. Iwu 1Department of Biology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri , Nigeria 2Department of Biotechnology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri Imo state, Nigeria 3Department of Zoology, Michael Okpara Federal University of Agriculture Umudike Umuahia, Abia state 4Department of Animal and Environmental Biology,Imo state University Owerri. Malaria is a formidable global parasitic infection that presents a major health challenge in Tropical countries especially among pregnant women and children. It has a profound alteration or reduction effects on hematological parameters such as platelets in pregnant women. The study was carried out to determine the effects of Plasmodium falciparum on platelets of pregnant women in Owerri, Imo state Nigeria. A total of one hundred and fifty (150) blood samples of pregnant women were collected at Holy Rosary hospital Emekuku in owerri. The blood samples were screened for malaria infection using thick and thin Giemsa blood films. Results showed that 50 (33.33%) were positive for malaria parasite showing significant signs, with visible fever accompanying the infections. Normal platelet number ranges from 150 X 109/L; 400 X 109/L. The association of hematological parameters and diagnosis of malaria infection among people living in malaria endemic areas were retrieved. The most commonly changed parameters are platelet count. Presence of thrombocytopenia in pregnant women from endemic areas was useful as supportive diagnostic criteria for malaria in cases with low levels of parasite number. Therefore, when used with other clinical and microscopy parameters, it can significantly improve malaria diagnosis and timely treatment for malaria infection. Keywords: Malaria Parasite, Platelet, Pregnant Women, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria ...

CHIKUNGUNYA FEVER: A NEW VÍRUS TO THE OLD VECTOR

Research Article of American Journal of Clinical Research and Reviews CHIKUNGUNYA FEVER: A NEW VÍRUS TO THE OLD VECTOR José Fabrício Silva¹, Pedro Henrique Wanderley Emiliano², Fabíola de Almeida Brito³ ¹José Fabrício Silva. Biomédico, Centro Universitário Cesmac/Cesmac. Maceió-AL, Brasil. ²Pedro Henrique Wanderley Emiliano. Graduando em Biomedicina, Centro Universitário Cesmac/Cesmac. Maceió-AL, Brasil. ³Fabíola de Almeida Brito. Biomédica, Doutora em Biologia Celular e Molecular, Centro Universitário Cesmac/Cesmac. Maceió-AL, Brasil. Objective: The chikungunya fever is an arbovirus transmitted by chikungunya virus (CHIKV), using vectors like mosquitoes Aedes albopictus and Aedes egypti. This review aimed to gather up to date and official information on the Chikungunya fever in Brazil because of its resemblance to dengue and importance for public health. Methods: A review of scientific literature was conducted by searching articles in the mains databases, NCBI, SCIELO, BIREME, CAPES periodical portal  between months February and April 2015. Results: Joint pain are the classic symptoms of chikungunya, and are being used as one of the clinical, laboratory and epidemiological for differential diagnosis. There are no vaccines for the disease, and palliative drugs used against inflammatory response caused by the virus. Mosquito control is the main preventive measure. Thus, it is necessary that the health workers are trained for the effective diagnosis and prevention. Keywords: Chikungunya virus, Aedes egypti, Fever ...

Dr. Xiaoning Luo
Professor, Department of Otorhinolarygology-Head and Neck Surgery, Guangdong General Hospital, Guangzhou, China

Dr. N.S. NEKI
Professor & Head, Dept.of Medicine, Govt. Medical College, Amritsar, India

Dr. Prakash Prajapat
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Mehsana Urban Institute of Sciences, Ganpat University, Mehsana-384012, Gujarat, INDIA

Dr. Giuseppe Lanza
Consultant Neurologist and Clinical Researcher, Department of Neurology IC of the “Oasi” Institute for Research on Mental Retardation and Brain Aging (I.R.C.C.S.) in Troina (Italy)

Dr. Ayanabha Chakraborti
Senior Researcher, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Karol Szyluk
District Hospital of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery

Dr. Yousif Mohamed Y. Abdallah
Professor (Assistant), Radiological Science and Medical Imaging Department, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Kabita Mishra
Senior Research Fellow (Homoeopathy), D.D.P.R.-Central Research Institute for Homoeopathy , (Ministry of A.Y.U.S.H., Government of India)

Dr. Dennis J. Mazur
Senior Scholar, Center for Ethics in Health Care, and Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon USA

Dr. Nisar Haider Zaidi
MBBS, MS, MRCS (Glasgow), FICS, FACS. Department of surgery, King Abdulaziz University Hospital , POBox-80215 Jeddah 21589 , Saudi Arabia

Dr. Rajinder Pal Singh Bajwa
Niagara Falls Mem Med Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, 621 Tenth Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301.

Dr. Pallavi Kamra
Pediatrician, Clinicas del Camino Real, Camarillo, CA

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