International Journal of General Medicine

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List of Papers (Total 528)

A case of a patient with severe epidermolysis bullosa surviving to adulthood

A case of a patient with severe epidermolysis bullosa surviving to adulthood Amal R Hubail, Roza K Belkharoeva, Natalya P Tepluk, Olga V Grabovskaya Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the progression of a case of a patient with epidermolysis bullosa (EB) since...

What factors influence the use of electronic health records during the first 10 minutes of the clinical encounter?

What factors influence the use of electronic health records during the first 10 minutes of the clinical encounter? Cédric Lanier,1 Bernard Cerutti,2 Melissa Dominicé Dao,3 Patricia Hudelson,3 Noëlle Junod Perron3 1Primary Care Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland; 2Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland; 3Department of...

Clinical profile of viper envenomations in Kerala, India: some unanswered questions

Clinical profile of viper envenomations in Kerala, India: some unanswered questions Maya Gopalakrishnan,1 Suman Saurabh,2 Tarun Kumar Dutta3 1Department of Internal Medicine, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India; 2Neglected Tropical Diseases- WHO India, Muzaffarpur, India; 3Department of Internal Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research...

Examination of biomarker expressions in sepsis-related DIC patients

Examination of biomarker expressions in sepsis-related DIC patients Michiomi Shimizu, Akiko Konishi, Shosaku Nomura First Department of Internal Medicine, Kansai Medical University, Hirakata, Japan Background: Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is the main cause of death among patients with sepsis. In particular, low platelet count is predictive of poor outcome. However...

Expert opinion on the applicability of dyslipidemia guidelines in Asia and the Middle East

Expert opinion on the applicability of dyslipidemia guidelines in Asia and the Middle East Mostafa Alshamiri,1 Mahmood Mohammed Ali Ghanaim,2 Philip Barter,3 Kuan-Cheng Chang,4 Jian-Jun Li,5 Bien J Matawaran,6 Anwar Santoso,7 Sameh Shaheen,8 Ketut Suastika,9 Nuntakorn Thongtang,10 Ahmad KM Yusof11 1Cardiac Science Department, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...

Fever of unknown origin following parathyroidectomy prior to onset of typical polymyalgia rheumatica symptoms: a case report

Fever of unknown origin following parathyroidectomy prior to onset of typical polymyalgia rheumatica symptoms: a case report Akinori Kanzaki,1,2 Kiyoshi Matsui,3 Tadahiko Sukenaga,1,2 Koushi Mase,1 Aya Nishioka,1 Tomoharu Tamori,4 Seiko Kataoka,1 Hiroyuki Konya,1 Shin Mizutani,4 Akira Takeda,1 Masato Koseki,1 Tetsuo Nishiura,1 Hidenori Koyama,2 Hajime Sano3 1Department of...

Clinical and microbiological characteristics and occurrence of Klebsiella pneumoniae infection in Japan

Clinical and microbiological characteristics and occurrence of Klebsiella pneumoniae infection in Japan Mahoko Ikeda,1,2,* Miyuki Mizoguchi,1,* Yukie Oshida,3 Keita Tatsuno,1 Ryoichi Saito,4 Mitsuhiro Okazaki,5 Shu Okugawa,2 Kyoji Moriya1,2 1Department of Infection Control and Prevention, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan; 2Department of Infectious...

Altered levels of cytokines in patients with irritable bowel syndrome are not correlated with fatigue

Altered levels of cytokines in patients with irritable bowel syndrome are not correlated with fatigue Ellen Johanne Vara,1 Karl A Brokstad,2 Trygve Hausken,1,3,4 Gülen Arslan Lied1,3,4 1Centre of Nutrition, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway; 2Broegelmann Research Laboratory, Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway...

Development of a nasal spray containing xylometazoline hydrochloride and iota-carrageenan for the symptomatic relief of nasal congestion caused by rhinitis and sinusitis

Development of a nasal spray containing xylometazoline hydrochloride and iota-carrageenan for the symptomatic relief of nasal congestion caused by rhinitis and sinusitis Christine Graf,1 Andreas Bernkop-Schnürch,2 Alena Egyed,1 Christiane Koller,1 Eva Prieschl-Grassauer,1 Martina Morokutti-Kurz1 1Marinomed Biotech AG, Vienna, Austria; 2ThioMatriX, Innsbruck, Austria Introduction...

The increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases in low-middle income countries: the view from Malawi

The increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases in low-middle income countries: the view from Malawi Matthew Gowshall,1,2 Simon D Taylor-Robinson1 1Division of Digestive Health, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK; 2Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK Abstract: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading...

Venous thromboembolism risk assessments on trauma patients has suboptimal interobserver reliability among inexperienced clinicians (fourth-year medical students)

Venous thromboembolism risk assessments on trauma patients has suboptimal interobserver reliability among inexperienced clinicians (fourth-year medical students) Akella Chendrasekhar,1,2 Sireesha Aleti2 1State University of New York Downstate, Brooklyn, NY, USA; 2Department of Surgery, Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island, NY, USA Background: Venous thromboembolic...

Association of serum procalcitonin and C-reactive protein levels with CURB-65 criteria among patients with community-acquired pneumonia

Association of serum procalcitonin and C-reactive protein levels with CURB-65 criteria among patients with community-acquired pneumonia Fariba Keramat,1,2 Hamid Reza Ghasemi Basir,3 Elham Abdoli,2 Arghavan Shafiei Aghdam,4 Jalal Poorolajal5 1Brucellosis Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran; 2Department of Infectious Diseases, Sina Hospital...

Clinical and epidemiologic profile and predictors of outcome of poisonous snake bites – an analysis of 1,500 cases from a tertiary care center in Malabar, North Kerala, India

Clinical and epidemiologic profile and predictors of outcome of poisonous snake bites - an analysis of 1,500 cases from a tertiary care center in Malabar, North Kerala, India KG Sajeeth Kumar, Santhosh Narayanan, V Udayabhaskaran, NK Thulaseedharan Department of General Medicine, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India Background: Snake bites are a neglected public...

Overview of air pollution and endocrine disorders

Overview of air pollution and endocrine disorders Philippa D Darbre School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, UK Abstract: Over recent years, many environmental pollutant chemicals have been shown to possess the ability to interfere in the functioning of the endocrine system and have been termed endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). These compounds exist in...

An echo to Choosing Wisely® in Switzerland

An echo to Choosing WiselyReg in Switzerland Lionel Chok, Johann Debrunner, Sandra Jaeggli, Karmen Kusic, Esther B Bachli Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Clinic, Hospital Uster, Uster, Switzerland Background: Inspired by the US Choosing Wisely®, in 2016 the Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine released a list of five treatments or diagnostic tests used in the...

The vitamin D receptor and the etiology of RANTES/CCL-expressive fatty-degenerative osteolysis of the jawbone: an interface between osteoimmunology and bone metabolism

The vitamin D receptor and the etiology of RANTES/CCL-expressive fatty-degenerative osteolysis of the jawbone: an interface between osteoimmunology and bone metabolism Johann Lechner,1 Jürgen Aschoff,2 Tatjana Rudi3 1Clinic for Integrative Dentistry, Munich, Germany; 2Center for Integrative Healing, Wuppertal, Germany; 3Statistics at Institute for Epidemiological Studies, Berlin...

Nephritis, cerebritis, and myositis after adalimumab therapy in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis: a case report

Nephritis, cerebritis, and myositis after adalimumab therapy in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis: a case report Narges E Omran,1 Abdulsalam A Noorwali2 1Department of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, Al-Noor Specialist Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia; 2Department of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, Umm Al Qura University Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia Abstract: Rheumatoid...

Identifying agents triggering bronchiolitis in the State of Qatar

Identifying agents triggering bronchiolitis in the State of Qatar Mohamed A Hendaus,1–3 Ahmed H Alhammadi,1–3 Prem Chandra,4 Eshan Muneer,1 Mohamed S Khalifa1 1Department of Pediatrics, Section of Academic General Pediatrics, Hamad General Corporation, Doha, Qatar; 2Department of Pediatrics, Section of Academic General Pediatrics, Sidra Medicine, Doha, Qatar; 3Department of...

Determining 30-day readmission risk for heart failure patients: the Readmission After Heart Failure scale

Determining 30-day readmission risk for heart failure patients: the Readmission After Heart Failure scale Ronald S Chamberlain,1–5 Jaswinder Sond,1 Krishnaraj Mahendraraj,1 Christine SM Lau,1,3 Brianna L Siracuse1 1Department of Surgery, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, 2Department of Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA; 3St...

Epidemiological factors and worldwide pattern of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus from 2013 to 2016

Epidemiological factors and worldwide pattern of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus from 2013 to 2016 Javad Aghazadeh-Attari,1 Iraj Mohebbi,2 Behnam Mansorian,2 Jamal Ahmadzadeh,1 Mohammad Mirza-Aghazadeh-Attari,3 Kazhal Mobaraki,1 Sima Oshnouei1 1Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran; 2Social Determinants of...

Late-life depression: issues for the general practitioner

Late-life depression: issues for the general practitioner Axel Van Damme,1 Tom Declercq,2 Lieve Lemey,3 Hannelore Tandt,4 Mirko Petrovic5 1Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; 2Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium; 3Department of Psychiatry, AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende AV, Brugge, Belgium...

Pelargonium sidoides extract EPs 7630: a review of its clinical efficacy and safety for treating acute respiratory tract infections in children

Pelargonium sidoides extract EPs 7630: a review of its clinical efficacy and safety for treating acute respiratory tract infections in children Domenico Careddu,1 Andrea Pettenazzo2 1Pediatrics, Italian Health Service, Cameri, Italy; 2Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, University Hospital of Padua, Padova, Italy Background: In numerous randomized controlled trials (RCTs...

Psychiatric traits in patients with vasovagal and unexplained syncope

Psychiatric traits in patients with vasovagal and unexplained syncope Abdullah Alhuzaimi,1 Alwaleed Aljohar,2 Ahmad N. Alhadi,3,4 Abdulqudous Aljenedil,2 Ahmad S Hersi1 1Department of Cardiac Sciences, King Fahad Cardiac Center, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; 2College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...

Hospital medicine beyond the United States

Hospital medicine beyond the United States Flora Kisuule, Eric Howell Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, Johns Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA Abstract: Hospital medicine is the fastest growing specialty in the United States. An interesting aspect of the rapid expansion of hospital medicine is the expansion of the field beyond the United...