Table of contents (Vol 10, No 12)
EDITORIAL

Season's Greetings
 

A look back at 2017 and a look ahead to 2018.

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By Rick Steves

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Use of optical magnification and microsurgical technique in general surgery
 

This editorial highlights the use of optical magnification and microsurgical technique in general surgery.

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By Valerio D'Orazi, Andrea Ortensi

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RESEARCH

Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) in toddlers and schoolchildren in Najran region, Southwestern Saudi Arabia
 

This study aimed to explore the possible role of circulating osteocalcin in the pathogenesis of T1DM and its correlation with fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and vitamin D levels in Saudi Arabia children with T1DM.

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By Mohammed Helmy Faris Shalayel

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Weather and its effects on RSV A and B infections in infants and children in Korea
 

This study aims to investigate the prevalence of RSV infection in hospitalized children and its relationship with climate change in Cheonan, Korea.

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By Jang Mook Kim, Jae-Sik Jeon, Jae Kyung Kim

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Prevalence of asthma-triggering drug use in adults and its impact on asthma control
 

This cross sectional study highlights that there is a high prevalence of adult asthmatics with bad control who continue to use asthma-triggering drugs without any advice from health professionals.

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By Moufag Mohammed Saeed Tayeb, Mohammed Abdullah M Aldini, Azzam Khalid A Laskar, Ibrahim Ahmed M Alnashri, Sultan Khalid A Abdullah, Abdullah Hussaen A Almalki, Ahmad Ayed A Derham, Turki Mohammed M Alotaibi, Anas Muwaffaq Tayeb

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What does an intern doctor actually do? A quantification of time on work activities
 

This study aims to quantify the amount of time intern doctors spent on specific tasks during a shift.

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By James Jia Jun Chen, Vinh Ngo, Chang Mien Chew, Malcolm Keng Yee Teo, Rene Zellweger

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Make learning fun to increase nursing students’ success: Formative feedback in communication learning
 

This study aims to assess the efficacy of ARS technology in promoting the understanding of communication skills among nursing students.

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By Samantha Ismaile, Fuad Alhosban, Sana Hawamdeh

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Gastric mucosal status in patients with reflux esophagitis
 

This study aims to determine the association of reflux esophagitis, endoscopic gastric mucosal atrophy and histolopathologic atrophy of the gastric mucosa in patients living in Iraq.

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By Riyadh Mohamad Hasan, Batool Mutar Mahdi

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BRIEF REPORT

Management of Uncommon Secondary Trigeminal neuralgia related to a rare Arnold Chiari type I malformation
 

The brief report aims to to suggest the proper management of uncommon secondary trigeminal neuralgia related to a rare Arnold Chiari type I malformation.

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By Zafar Ali Khan, Ammar Ahmed Siddiqui, Jamaluddin Syed, Andrea Cicconetti, Alessandro Orefici, Giovanni Falisi, Francesca Fabiano, Luigi Santacroce, Patrizio Bollero, Francesco Inchingolo

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CASE STUDY

A case of complicated bullous systemic lupus erythematosus managed with Rituximab
 

This case study offers that patients with Systemic lupus erythematosus with extensive bullous lesion can be managed with Rituximab as an alternative to dapsone.

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By Ananda Mohan Chakraborty, Srabani Ghosh, Soumitra Ghosh, Abhishek Chowdhury, Debashish Mandal

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Meningococcemia as an initial manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus
 

This case study highlightes that neuroeffector by N. meningitides could be the first step in developing SLE.

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By Jorge Enrique Aponte, Yency Forero, Martha Diaz, Maria Fernanda Estupiñan, Martin Zapata, Alexander Sanchez, Maria Teresa Ospina, Paula Zambrano, Diana Hurtado

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Differentiating case-based learning from problem-based learning after a two-day introductory workshop on case-based learning
 

This study gauged the ability of members of medical school, familiar with a problem-based learning curriculum, to differentiate between case-based learning and PBL after a two-day workshop on CBL.

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By Aqil Mohammad Daher, Harbindar Jeet Singh, M. Kannan Kutty

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Letters to the Editor
 

Honeymoon cystitis; Tablets manufactured by pressing powders from drugs, make the equivalent of  artificial stones, that are not suitable for the digestive system of human

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By Richard William Haber, Aleksandr Livievich Urakov, Natalia Aleksandrovna Urakova, Alexey Petrovich Reshetnikov

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