Table of contents (Vol 10, No 1)
EDITORIAL

Tendinopathy: The role of stretching
 

This editorial highlights the importance of tendon stretching in the rehabilitation program of patients with tendinopathy. 

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By Dimitrios Stasinopoulos

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Different approaches to prevent, diagnose, and cure of medical disorders
 

Authors in this issue continuously describe main themes of medical research i.e., the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of different disorders as usual.

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By Wei Wang, Chanchan Shen

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RESEARCH

Micronutrients in Chilean Inflammatory Bowel disease patients: Cross sectional study
 

This cross sectional study in Chilean IBD patients describes the prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies and correlate the deficit of these micronutrients with demographic, clinical and disease characteristics.

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By Patricio Ibañez,, Daniela Simian, Daniela Fluxá, Lilian Flores, Udo Kronberg, Carolina Figueroa, Jaime Lubascher, Rodrigo Quera.

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The dimensions of the corpus callosum of the cerebrum
 

This morphometric study on the corpus callosum provides data that could be valuable in the diagnosis of lesions of the corpus callosum.

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By Ganesh Kumar Chettiar, Ashwin Krishnamurthy, Bukkambudhi Virupakshamurthy Murlimanju, Kasargod Umesh Prashanth, Rajalakshmi Rai, Manoor Das Prameela, Phajir Vishwanath Santosh Rai

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Serodiagnosis of Human Leptospirosis by Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
 

Leptospirosis is a zoonotic bacterial disease that affects humans and animals. This study highlights how to determine human leptospirosis among suspected cases by ELISA IgM.

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By Waleed Al-orry, Moustapha Arahou, Rachida Hassikou, Réda Charof, Aicha Qasmaoui, Chahrazad Ouanaim, Hafida Oukoochood, Zakaria Mennane

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The South African traditional health practitioner as a beneficiary of and provider to medical funds and schemes through the Traditional Health Practitioners Act (Act No 22, 2007)
 

The study describes the possible financial impact of the traditional healer's claims on medical funds and schemes as well as the problems around the implementation of the system for medical funds and schemes.

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By Gabriel Louw, Andre Duvenhage

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Are the fees that the traditional health practitioner charges generally lower than that of the medical practitioner?
 

This study determines the traditional healer's service fees and costs to his clients are truly low when comparing the health standards of his practice and his medical know-how to that of the medical doctor.

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By Gabriel Louw, Andre Duvenhage

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Quality of Life of Patients with Hypertension and Treatment Compliance
 

Hypertension is a key factor in the structure of cardio-vascular diseases. This study highlights a comprehensive research of the quality of life of hypertensive patients and their compliance with the course of treatment.

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By Gulmira Mendigereyevna Muldayeva, Almagul Bolatovna Kuzgibekova, Ibatullakyzy Arystan Leyla, Kenzhebayevich Koichubekov Berik, Sabatayevna Kaliyeva Sholpan, Tattigul Alievna Kenzhetayeva

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REVIEW

Methods of Tick Removal: A Systematic Review of the Literature
 

This review examines the current scientific literature to determine the most effective tick removal methods to ensure positive health outcomes.

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By Nikki Coleman, Stephen Coleman

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CASE SERIES

Our Surgical Experience in Desmoid Tumors
 

This case series offers the use of Tamoxifen which showed a positive effect on the regression in patients whose tumour could not be resected or resected inadequately.

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By Turan Acar, Nihan Acar, Haldun Kar, Cengiz Tavusbay, Erdinç Kamer, Murat Kemal Atahan, Mehmet Hacıyanlı

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CASE STUDY

Huge retrorectal cystic teratoma mimicking menengitis
 

This case study describes an extremely rare case of a patient with a retrorectal mature cystic teratoma mimicking meningitis.

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By Osman Nuri Dilek, Turan Acar, Emine Özlem Gür, Oğuzhan Özşay, Mehmet Hacıyanlı

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Letters to the Editor
 

Cervical Primary HPV Screening – what about the non-HPV disease? Web as a new shortcut in patient-doctor communication and medical care relationship; Gout nodulosis: An uncommon presentation of gout

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By David Guard, Jason Stone, Silvia Riva, Gabriella Pravettoni, Jyotsna Naresh Bharti, Biswajit Dey, Parth Desai, Vinay Kamal

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