Swedish Drones Equipped with Defibrillator to Aid Heart Emergencies

Ambulance Drone

source Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles used mostly for recreational purposes. For the first time, an experiment in Sweden has tested its use for cases of cardiac medical emergencies. They fitted a drone with a defibrillator, a device that delivers a dose of electric current to the shock to treat life-threatening cardiac arrests. During a cardiac arrest, minutes count. In the simulated emergency trial, as …

Better Education Leads to a Better Heart

Healthy Heart

source If you did better and stayed longer in school, the chances are that you will do much better with your heart and its good health. There have been a couple of studies over the years that have linked higher education with reduced chances of heart risks. In 2010, Dr Abhinav Goyal and his colleagues from Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia assessed 61,332 …

Surgery Successfully Separates Twin Girls Joined at Head

source In early pregnancy, the embryo splits into two in case of identical twins. When the embryo does not separate this way, it results in conjoined twins. Conjoined twins are rare occurrences. About one in every 200,000 births is conjoined twins. Rarest of this rare case is that of twins conjoined at the head, referred to as craniopagus twins. They account for some 2% of …

Obesity Screening for Kids Should Start Earlier

Obesity Screening for Kids

source When looking at a child it’s not always obvious if that child is obese. As eating habits and lifestyle changes take root, extra weight is becoming the new normal and parents might not detect when their child’s weight hits the wrong side of the scale. In the US, obesity is fairly common among children and adolescents. Obesity is associated with a number of negative …

Identifying and Dealing with Obesity in Children and Adolescents

child obesity

source According to the year 2000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention growth charts, among children and adolescents in the age group of 2 to 19 years in the US, about 17% of them are obese, and approximately 32% of them were obese or overweight. The current study was carried out with the aim of updating the 2010 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation …

Sepsis- A Life Threatening Condition Arising Due to the Body’s Response to Infection

Sepsis- A Life Threatening

source Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to fight an infection leads to widespread inflammation. Medical practitioners are the last line of defense for patients affected with Sepsis. If these patients are not keenly monitored and treated, their condition might get worse, leading to organ failure within a short span of time. A nationwide advocacy group called Sepsis Alliance, which …

Are The kids Suffering Because of Parents’ Technology Obsession?

source In an office meeting, at a dinner date, or a get-together with friends, you would inevitably feel snubbed when the person opposite you gets engrossed in their smart phones. However, certain settings now require technology etiquette where you would not plunge into your personal digital world out of respect and deference. Now, imagine this scenario with your children who need more attention and validation …

The Risks of Bladder and Kidney Cancer: Time to Leave the Couch and Start Exercising.

Sedentary Lifestyle

source If the scare of obesity and bad posture related health issues wasn’t enough, the latest finding connecting an inactive sedentary lifestyle with cancer risk is surely alarming enough for you to leave that couch and stand up to take notice. According to a 2017 study by the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, couch potatoes who are the epitome of recreational inactivity stand at a greater …

Immunotherapy: Mapping Genes to Better Precision Oncology Care.

source Immunotherapy is the new treatment for cancer where the body’s own immune system is used to help in fighting the cancer cells. Immunotherapy works either by making the immune system fight harder or in a smarter way to overcome the cancer cells or specifically, by aiding the immune system with added components, like man-made proteins for the immune system. This therapy works mainly in …

Ocular Flutter as The First Sign of a Breast Carcinoma

Article Abstract Introduction: Ocular flutter is a rare ophthalmic finding and can be the presenting sign of potentially serious disease. The most common etiology is a paraneoplastic disorder and therefore, a workup for a malignancy should always be initiated. Case Report: We present a case of a 48-year-old female who presented with a two-month history of progressive anorexia, wasting, vomiting and vertigo and recently associated …

The Plasma Membrane and the Cytoskeleton: A Gateway to Cells for Pathogens or New Targets with Therapeutic Potential?

Article Preview In the last century, several contributions were made on the organization and structure of the basic components of the cell, such as the plasma membrane. The fluid mosaic model proposed that the lipid bilayer functioned as a two-dimensional solvent, of neutral character and with little influence on the function of membrane proteins . However, we now know that the plasma membrane contains a …

A New Brain Network that Works Only for Social Interactions

source We would do anything to know what is going on in the other person’s mind, to know what others are thinking. To a certain extent, we are able to deduce what the person opposite to us is thinking and we frame our responses and interactions with them accordingly. These understandings and interpretations of, thoughts and interactions, is necessary for the functioning and maintenance of …

Zika: The New Apocalyptic Threat From Mosquitoes

Zika Virus

source ‘When it comes to killing humans, no other animal even comes close,’ said Bill Gates in a blog post once and the truth of this statement still resonates the world over. These messengers of death kill about 700,000 humans annually and cause several million cases of disabling diseases. The diseases borne by mosquitoes have killed more humans than all the wars in history taken …

No Printing, No Scanning: Edorium Journals Introduces A New Process For Submitting Author Agreement Forms

Edorium Journals is publisher of open access scientific journals. We strive to provide a holistic service to the scholarly community with our specialty journals, open access publication model, high quality reviews and personalized services. The scope of journals covering medical and surgical specialties and basic sciences makes Edorium Journals a preferred choice for scholars to publish their research. Authors who publish with Edorium Journals retain …

Interview with Professor Steven Provyn the Editor-in-Chief of Edorium Journal of Anatomy and Embryology

Professor Steven Provyn Editor-in-Chief of Edorium Journal of Anatomy and Embryology Steven Provyn was born on 12th August 1972 in Brussels Belgium, married to Annabelle Arnolis (pharmacist), is father of a son Louis and a daughter Julie. In 1995, he earned postgraduate degree in Physiotherapy from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Since 2000, he started as a voluntary scientific collaborator during two years followed by an …

Factors That Fuel The Increase In A Doctor’s Salary

For doctors, the opportunity of compensation comes after years of hard work, study and internships, and after finally setting up practice. The toils of becoming physicians all around the world are more or less of the same degree of rigorousness and diligence but the compensation or salaries vary greatly. While macroeconomic factors bring about the difference between countries, within the same country geographic settings, skills, …

Interview with Dr. Zoka Milan the Editor-in-Chief of Edorium Journal of Anesthesia

Dr. Zoka Milan Editor-in-Chief of Edorium Journal of Anesthesia I conducted my first research project over 30 years ago as a fourth-year medical student. My first study was honoured with an award for best student research. It gave me confidence to continue with clinical studies. I enjoyed doing them concurrently with other challenging clinical work. Apart from research and clinical work, I was involved in …

Efficient Hospitals Are Mostly Research Active Institutions

source Efficiency in hospitals increases when they are engaged in active clinical and basic research. The positive effect that promoting research can have on improving the working of health centers have been documented by many studies that focus on this cause and effect relationship. Research has the potential of identifying superior interventions, relevant mechanisms, infrastructure improvements, and targeted care processes. The significance of research is …

Data sharing: The Revolution That Will Take Healthcare To The Future

(Image Credit : KamiPhuc, Flickr CC BY 2.0) A fundamental and constitutive part of progress in the medical field today is data sharing. Every advance in the health care system today is critically dependent on sharing of data among the researchers. It is intrinsic to development and the open access approach to research can pave way for widespread data sharing in the healthcare industry. The …

Pre-Hospital Use Of High-Frequency QRS Analysis In Healthy Volunteers And Patients With Symptoms Of Coronary Artery Disease In Acute Care Settings

Article Abstract Aims: This study was performed to compare the difference in the incidence of abnormal high frequency QRS (HF-QRS) 12-lead finding and standard ECG ST-T segment changes, as an indicator of myocardial ischemia, between patients admitted to the accident and emergency (A&E) department for ischemic heart symptoms and a control group consisting of A&E departmental employees. Methods: The study group consisted of 24 patients …

Comparative Study Of Two Automated Pre-Transfusion Testing Systems (Microplate And Gel Column Methods) With Standard Tube Technique

Article Abstract Aims: Clinically significant antibodies may become undetectable and still provoke transfusion reactions. Hemolysis has been reported among transfusion recipients with anti-Kidd that was undetectable by gel column but detectable by other methods. Methods: We compared two automated technologies – microplate (MP) and gel column (GC) methods – with manual methods in ABO/RhD typing, irregular antibody screening, identification, titration, and detection threshold of mixed-field …

Interview with Professor Cees Th. Smit Sibinga the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Blood Transfusion and Immunohematology

Professor Cees Th. Smit Sibinga Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Blood Transfusion and Immunohematology Professor Cees Th. Smit Sibinga has organized 28 international symposia on Transfusion Medicine in Groningen. He was the chairman of the organizing committee of the 1986 12th International Scientific Meeting Society for Low Temperature Biology in Groningen, the 1990 3rd WAA congress and vice-chairman of the 1994 International Congress of ISBT …

Edorium Journals and ALPSP: One More Step Towards Excellence in Knowledge Escalation.

Edorium Journals was started with an aim of providing barrier free knowledge across the world in the fields of bio-medical research and development. Edorium Journals publishes more than 100 high quality open access journals in the medical and surgical specialties and basic sciences. From the very first day Edorium Journals’ highly specialized team is working rigorously with a single objective of providing high quality, personalized …

The Future Of Academic And Scholarly Publishing

source The role of the internet in democratizing access to information globally has made us aware of the power of technology to advance society. Most forms of information have transitioned to open online access in some form or the other but the glaring hole in this participation has been left by none other than the gamut of academic papers. The majority of advances and knowledge …

A Rare Case Of Large Fetal Intracranial Tumor: Teratoma

Article Abstract Introduction: Fetal intracranial tumors represent only 10% of all antenatal tumors; teratoma being the most common accounting for approximately half of all reported cases followed by astrocytoma, lipoma, choroid plexus papilloma, craniopharyngioma, and primitive neuroectodermal tumor. Usually these tumors clinically manifest in the third trimester of pregnancy, which otherwise nowadays often recognized earlier in pregnancy by ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging. Majority of …

Soluble Urokinase Plasminogen Activator Receptor (Supar) Is Prospective Biomarker To Evaluate Treatment Progress In Children With Pulmonary Tuberculosis During Maintenance Phase

Article Abstract Aims: Childhood pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is still a major problem in developing countries. One of the difficulty in TB management is lack of biomarkers to evaluate treatment response.This study aimed to investigate the role of plasma soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) as a biomarker to evaluate response to anti tuberculosis treatment in children with pulmonary TB. Methods: Twenty five children aged 2–10 …

Locate Open Access Versions Of Paywalled Papers With Unpaywall

source The paywalled mega-journals of the previous decade have transited to a more open model today. But it is many-a- times difficult to find a complete copy of the article of your choice straight-away. Recent technological advancements have come up with a browser plug-in that spots the paper you are searching for, and then scans the web to find out if it is available for …

I4OC- An Inititative To Widen Open Access To Scholarly Research

source Open access journals are scholarly articles and research which are available online to the public for free. These are vital resources used by scientists and academicians to widen their comprehension of the current advancements in their respective disciplines. Thousands of open access journals are available in a variety of disciplines today. This article discusses the I4OC, an initiative taken recently to increase open access …

Prevalence Of Asymptomatic Malaria In Selected Communities In Benue State, North Central Nigeria: A Silent Threat To The National Elimination Goal

Article Abstract Aims: The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of asymptomatic malaria in six of our study communities. A cross sectional survey of 272 apparently healthy symptomless children and adults age 18 months to 55 and above were included in the survey. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), conventional microscopic examination of blood stained films as well as the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) …

Prophylactic Effect Of Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy In Patients With High Risk Of Developing Peritoneal Carcinomatosis From Colorectal Cancer

Article Abstract Aims: Hyperthermic intrapritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) seems to be a promising solution against development of peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) complicating some cases of colorectal cancer (CRC). The aim of this study was to report the prophylactic effect of HIPEC against PC after radical resection of CRC. Methods: This prospective randomized comparative study included patients who presented to the Surgery Department of Zagazig University Hospitals with …

The Art Of Medical Diagnosis Of Six Renowned Portraits

Famous portraits have been diagnosed by various medical researchers over the years. Apart from revealing the hidden medical truths behind those paintings, these also depict the enhanced observation and visual thinking skills of these physicians. Here are six renowned portraits and their medical diagnosis. 1. The Ugly Dutchess source The Ugly Dutchess, one of the best known works of the Flemish artist Quentin Matsys, was …

Academic Access with Browser Extensions

source If you are looking for additional features in your browser, modification of content in your browser, or you long to integrate all your other services with your browser – welcome to the world of browser extensions. And now, this useful piece of software is set to join in the fray of catalysts in academic publishing. From searching for references, citations, and literature, to collaborations …

Edorium Journals and Portico: Preserving digital content for the future

Edorium Journals publishes many high quality bio-medical journals in electronic format. These journals are available in multiple electronic formats. Although reprints of articles can be ordered, the journals do not have a formal print version. When Edorium Journals was started, a policy for digital content preservation was formulated. The policy is reviewed and revised at regular intervals. The policy consists of self-archiving of the published …

The Equation: Ed + -orium = Edorium

Edorium Journals is an academic publisher of open access journals, founded with the objective of publishing high-quality, international scholarly journals while giving very efficient, personalized and courteous services. We envision Edorium Journals as a publisher of open access journals which are the most authoritative scholarly journals in their respective specialties. We also wish to develop Edorium Journals as a platform for international collaboration. The name …

How to Write a Flawless Manuscript

How to Write a Flawless Manuscript (A free eBook by Edorium Journals) Click here to download eBook Writing a scientific manuscript can be a very overwhelming and many times an intimidating task for new scholars. The eBook “How to write a flawless manuscript” will not only answer your question – How to write a research manuscript? – but also go one step further and give …

Edorium Journals Adopts Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License

From May 01, 2014 all journals of Edorium Journals group will publish new articles under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License. Before this we were publishing articles under Creative Commons (CC) Attribution 3.0 License. On November 25, 2013, Creative Commons unveiled the next generation of CC licenses — the version 4.0 CC license suite, to support the sharing of content. The new licenses are …

Doctor, Am I a Sinner?

“Doctor, am I a sinner?” Although it may sound weird and unbelievable, but this was the question one of my patients had asked during my initial days of private medical practice. You might be wondering as to what the patient was referring to. When I heard these words, I was as perplexed as you are now. It all happened many years back when I had …

Case Reports And Journals Of Case Reports

Edorium Journals publishes case reports journals, exclusively dedicated to publishing case reports and case series. Two of these journals for case reports accept papers in multiple specialties, while six case reports journals cover specialties of dentistry, medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology, pathology and surgery and their related sub-specialties. A case report is a detailed written account of the presenting symptoms, past medical history, clinical signs, …

World’s First Series Of Open Access Peer Reviewed Scientific Video Journals

Open Access Video Journals Next Generation of Open Access Journals Open access journal publish peer reviewed manuscripts. The articles published in these academic open access journals are accompanied by figures, graphs and charts. Some journals sporadically publish videos submitted by authors as part of the manuscripts. As of today, there is no comprehensive series of open access journals for authors in which they can showcase …

A Recap of Our Services

Core Services The core service of Edorium Journals is publishing open access journals in medical and biomedical specialties. To see the complete list of open access journals published by Edorium Journals please click here. Manuscript submitted to journals published by Edorium Journals group are reviewed and accepted for publication based on the quality of work. The steps of academic journal publishing are: Manuscript pre-processing (content …

Good Lord! Another New Journal?

The words were not so dramatic, but they had the same connotation. Last week when we were considering the names of few specialists to invite for editorial board of Edorium Journal of Tropical Medicine, we were recommended the name of a physician. We contacted him expressing our interest, with a request to consider joining the editorial board. We received a reply with the statement “I …