Table of contents (Vol 10, No 4)
EDITORIAL

Strengthening of supinator in Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy management
 

This editorial highlights the strengthening of supinator in Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy management.

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By Dimitrios Stasinopoulos

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RESEARCH

True ownership of traditional medicines in South Africa
 

This research investigates the existence of a traditional medicines culture and determines the true ownership of traditional medicines in South Africa.

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By Gabriel Louw, Andre Duvenhage

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Clinical, molecular imaging and biomarker concordance in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia
 

This study evaluates the correlation of molecular imaging (FDG PET brain) with CSF Alzheimer profile and Plasma hemostatic biomarkers in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Vascular dementia (VaD).

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By Venugopalan Y Vishnu, Manish Modi, Jitender Gairolla, Ashok Kumar, Manju Mohanty, Manoj Kumar Goyal, Vivek Lal, Bhagwant Rai Mittal, Sudesh Prabhakar

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Clinical profile of severe generalised tetanus patients
 

This study describes the clinical features, course, complications, treatment and outcomes in patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit (MICU) with severe generalised tetanus requiring mechanical ventilation.

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By Minal Shastri, Rajdeep Gupta, Neet Lakhani, Harsh Patel, Samarth Thakkar, Tikal Mukesh Kansara

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The dietary iron intake and iron status of female university students in Saudi Arabia
 

This study explores the iron intake, dietary iron sources and iron status of female Saudi university students in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.

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By Riyadh A Alzaheb, Osama Al-Amer

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Ultrasound-guided percutaneous treatment of liver hydatid cysts using 3% hydrogen peroxide as a scolicidal agent
 

This research evaluates the clinical outcomes and effectiveness of PAIR therapy in the treatment of liver hydatid disease using 3 per cent hydrogen peroxide (HP) as a scolicidal agent.

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By Tawfik JM Al-marzooq, Qays A. Hassan, Mumtaz KH Alnaser

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The importance of American College of Radiologists’ (ACR) compliance with respect to imaging and intervention protocol for reducing in-hospital mortality rate due to the aortic aneurysm
 

This research provides some direct evidence for progressive decrease of in-hospital mortality due to aortic aneurysms with increasing compliance of ACR imaging and interventions protocols.

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By Abdullah Othman Alamoudi, Shankar Srinivasan

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In rats with the polycystic ovary syndrome, the monoaminergic activity in the celiac superior mesenteric ganglion depends on the vagal innervation
 

The present study evaluates the participation of the vagus nerve in the regulation of the monoaminergic activity in the CSMG of rats with PCOS induced by estradiol valerate (EV-induced PCOS).

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By Rosa Linares, Gabriela Rosas, Elizabeth Vieyra, Deyra A Ramírez, Yaneely A Guerrero, Carolina Morán, Roberto Domínguez, Letica Morales-Ledesma

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Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT) in Malaysia: An observational clinical study
 

This is an observational cross-sectional study, sought to observe the clinical response to a methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) program.

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By Ahmad AbdulRahman Almeman, Rusli Ismail, Nasir Mohamad

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The lowest dose of corticosteroids, which stops the episodes of PFAPA syndrome
 

This study provides an evidence that a weight-independent minimal dose of betamethasone the least ever used can resolve symptoms of PFAPA syndrome.

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By Nadim H Nasser, Nadir N Nasir, Mona G Habib, Nadra G Samra

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Is warfarin usage a risk factor for osteoporotic fractures? A cohort study in the emergency department
 

This restrospective study detects whether there is higher rate of usage of warfarin sodium in patients with osteoporotic fractures attending an ED.

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By Genady Drozdinsky, Jonah Cohen, Zipora Shohat, Shachaf Shiber-Ofer, Alon Grossman

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Outcomes, safety and staging of multivisceral resection for locally advanced primary colorectal cancer
 

The present study provides an analysis of the perioperative and oncological outcomes of multivisceral resection for locally advanced primary colorectal cancer.

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By Dae Ro Lim, Jung Cheol Kuk, Taehyung Kim, Eung Jin Shin

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Intravenous immunoglobulin to treat hyperbilirubinemia in neonates with isolated glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
 

This study evaluates the effectiveness of Intravenous Immunoglobulin in the treatment of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia due to glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency.

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By Wadah Khriesat, Zouhair Amarin, Manal Kassab, Mohammad AlQudah

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Determining the true prevalence rate of Hepatitis-C in Pakistan
 

This study offers that the true prevalence rate of Hepatitis-C may not be as high as reported in the literature due to lack of representative samples and poor diagnostic techniques.

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By Hafiz Anwar Ahmad, Sadaf Aslam, Luma Akil, Jibran Hussain, Imtiaz Rabbani

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Knowledge and attitudes toward HPV vaccination among healthcare givers: First multicentre survey in Malaysia
 

This study highlights that the medical doctors have statistically significantly higher knowledge and attitude scores than paramedical staff. More in-depth prospection interventional research has been advocated to safeguard the Malaysian population from the atrocities of cervical cancer.

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By Shabbir Ahmed Sheikh, Mainul Haque, Salwani Ismail, Uday Younis Hussein, Nordin Bin Simbak

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CASE STUDY

A successful natural conception and childbirth after embolization of uterine arteriovenous malformation
 

This case study highlights the use of a relatively novel method for treatment of uterine AV malformation and helped to preserve the reproductive ability of patient.

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By Arati Anand Adhe, Dany Laliwala

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A case of home care on an 103-year-old patient with Alzheimer's disease complicated with stage Ⅲ pressure ulcer
 

This case introduced Seamless Hospital-Community-Family Linkage Nursing Model, and the ulcer of an elderly AD patients in this case healed.

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By Zheng Wang, Min Li, Jiao-jiao Bai, Xiao-yan Lu, Bei-rong Wang

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