December Yearly Archives

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps Patients to Cope with Chronic Pain

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a psycho-social interventional practice, is used for improving mental health. Initially, it was used for eating disorders, but now a range of issues including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, depression, and anger problems are dealt using it. VIA An article published by Wolters Kluwer in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice talks of how CBT is a priceless …

HPV Vaccination Offers Long Term Protection Against The Most Virulent Strains of the Virus

Researchers have reported in the Pediatrics journal that boys and girls who received the HPV vaccine enjoy its long term protection against the most virulent strains of the virus. Their conclusions are based on decade of data. These findings have led them to recommend more widespread and early administration of the HPV vaccine even before the exposure of adolescents and preadolescences to the virus. VIA …

How to Remain Healthy During the Holidays?

Holidays are times of celebration and fun. Yet these can take a toll on one’s emotional and physical health if proper care is not taken. Here are eight useful tips from Leana Wen, M.D., the Health Commissioner of Baltimore City, who is also an Emergency Physician, for staying healthy while having fun during the holiday season. 1.Know what to eat VIA Holidays present you with …

Keep Your Immune System Strong with Sixteen Super Foods

VIA To keep immune system strong you need to rightly feed your body. This will prevent you from catching flu and cold in this winter season. Here are 16 powerful immune boosters with surprising nutrients that you should include in your meals. Elderberry: This old folk remedy is packed with loads of antioxidants. It also is known to help fight inflammation. Research says that these …

Tips to Avoid the Harmful Effects of the Sun on Your Skin

Medical science says that over 90% of skin cancers are due to sun exposure. It is true that exposure to sun’s UV light causes premature skin aging, sunburn, skin cancer and skin damage. Skin cancer and skin damage risk are associated with the number of sunburns an individual experiences during his or her life time. Physical characteristics such as freckles, blond or red hair, green …

Seniors with Hypertension Should Aim for Lower Blood Pressure than the Commonly Recommended Level

One of the major public health issues is hypertension, which is high blood pressure. One in every three American adults, and three in every four in the above- 75- age- group are affected by it. Although it produces no symptoms, it is a main risk factor for serious health issues including cognitive function decline, chronic kidney disease, heart failure, and heart attack. businessdayonline Blood pressure …

9 Tips on Preventing Winter Heart Attacks

Heart Attack

It is commonly known that winters are not only times of celebration and merry making, but also some general infections such as flu and cold. However, not everyone is aware of the fact that winter also increases one’s risk of a heart attack. This is because, with lower temperatures, the arteries that arise from the aorta become shrunken, and so, the heart has to apply …

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Diminishes with Increased Antioxidant Consumption

A paper published by an Inserm (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research) research group in the journal Diabetologia, reveals a lower risk of type 2 diabetes among individuals consuming antioxidant-rich foods. This effect was observed to be contributed largely by vegetables, fruits, hot beverages like tea, and moderate intake of alcohol. psychologicalscience Previous and current research Many previous studies have found an association …

Outbreaks of Infectious Diseases Due to Climate Change

A new study by researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, says that apart from causing devastating natural disasters on helpless communities, climate change can also provoke the outbreaks of infectious diseases such as malaria, Zika, and dengue fever. healthgenie The lead author of the study, Cecilia Sorensen, MD, who is also the Living Closer Foundation Fellow in Climate and Health Policy at …

A Short Guide to Heart Attack

You call it a heart attack when blood cannot enter one’s heart, leading to oxygen deprivation in it. This can damage or kill the cells of the heart. Restoring the blood flow quickly is the key to recovery. So, one need to avail medical help if he or she is experiencing heart attack symptoms. This article provides a comprehensive look into the heart attack including …

Know the Normal Breathing Rate for Your kid’s Age to Detect Abnormality

Breathing related illnesses often crop up during childhood. One of the signs is fast breathing. So, kids should be watched closely for fast breathing as this can be an initial symptom of lung infection. This holds true particularly for kids below three years of age, as such illness can be hard on them. Therefore, knowledge of what counts as healthy breathing is essential. This article …

Development of community based rehabilitation in Thailand: A case study in Samut Sakhon Province

Article Abstract Aims: To set up and conduct a community based rehabilitation (CBR) in urban area based on significant variables and particular conditions of previous meta-analysis studies. Methods: This study is participatory action research (PAR). The one particular community in Samut Sakhon Province, Thailand was purposively selected. The 13 CBR research participants were purposively and voluntarily recruited including officials of local, regional government and community …

Smog’S Effect On Your Respiratory System – The Molecular Pathway

Depending on its location in the earth’s atmosphere, ozone plays two contrasting roles. When it is in the stratosphere (upper atmosphere), it acts as a protective layer that prevents the entry of UV rays into the troposphere (lower atmosphere). And when it is present in the troposphere, it is a product of photo chemical smog, which acts as an air pollutant which has harmful health …

High Air Pollution Increases One’s Risk of Fractures from Osteoporosis

Every year, there are two million osteoporotic bone fractures in the USA, incurring an annual health cost of $20 billion. A study published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal says that people living in areas with high air pollution are more likely to suffer from osteoporosis – related bone fractures. thedailystar A study was carried out by the Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health …

Emerging Therapies for the Treatment of Cholangiocarcinoma

treatment of cholangiocarcinoma

Article Introduction: Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a cancer arising from the epithelium of intrahepatic or extrahepatic bile ducts caused by the malignant transformation of hepatic biliary cholangiocytes [1][2]. Cholangiocarcinoma can occur anywhere from the small peripheral hepatic ducts to the distal common bile duct. The three primary types of CCA and their relative frequency are intrahepatic (10%), distal (40%) and perihilar (50%), the latter being confined …

The Health Consequences of Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter

Though heavy air pollution in Germany is a thing of the past, even today the air quality threshold in the country exceeds. Solutions discussed include bypass roads, low emission zones, personal lifestyle interventions, industrial restrictions, etc. Further, a significant change in the quality of air pollution exists due to several factors including effective filtering of larger particles. This has caused a relative increase in smaller …

Recurrent Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Article Abstract: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is an acute encephalopathy that manifests as headache, visual disturbance, altered mental state, and seizures. Introduction: Headache with visual changes is a common presentation with a broad differential and it is important not to miss serious causes. Neuroimaging is becoming more readily available, leading to quicker diagnosis of intracranial pathology. Article Citation: Ng M, Saber S, Stratton R. …

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Revealing the Sugar Quotient of Fruits

Natural sugar is decidedly better and always preferable to the added, artificial kind. And all nutritionists agree that consumption of sugar should be kept at a bare minimum and possibly under the limit prescribed. Therefore, when it comes to satisfying a sweet craving healthily, fruit is the best choice. They contain high nutritional values like antioxidants and many phytonutrients. Besides, the natural sugar in fruits …

Prevention and Cure for Ransomware Threats

The healthcare industry is facing an increasing number of ransomware attacks as attackers shift their focus from the heavily-defended targets of financial and retail industries. Healthcare is steadily being pin-pointed as the easy picks of ransomware attacks, one of the revenue sources for cyber criminals on the prowl for easy money. source Ransomware attacks in the healthcare industry can jeopardize access to important electronic files …

Brain Fog: What it is and How to Get Rid of It?

When it comes to the brain, the urgency and importance of the issue increases manifold because life productivity takes a serious hit if the brain isn’t functioning at its optimal best. A muddled sensation though normal at occasional times, chronic forgetfulness or mental slowness is not and therefore, one should not take brain fog lightly at all. source With the progression of age the deterioration …

Insurance Policies For Affordable Long-Term Home Care

Most of the elderly people receive long-term health care at their homes, rather than in nursing homes. But people do not plan for this expense. They also do not recognize long-term care insurance as a feasible choice as it is costly and is often perceived as protection against the expense of nursing home care. source Experts say that this should change. To bring about such …

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – How it Tires Patients

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a long-term complicated disorder characterized by severe mental and physical exhaustion which cannot be explained by any underlying medical condition. The extreme fatigue may worsen with mental or physical activity, but does not get better with rest. The condition makes it difficult or impossible to perform one’s day-to-day activities. source The exact causative factor of CFS is still unknown, though …

Editing Human Genes in Embryos to Correct Inherited Diseases

For many years now, scientific advancements are capable of altering genetic material in a cell by utilizing a technique called CRISPR. Our genome comprises of DNA. These DNAs are made up of long sequences of base pairs. Each base is represented by one of the four letters- A, T, G and C (Adenine, Thymine, Guanine and Cytosine respectively). These genetic alphabets sequence in a particular …

Don’t Blame Doctors For Medication Non-Adherence, Enlighten Patients!

Non-adherence to prescribed medications is ‘an out-of-control epidemic’ in the United States, says an article published in the New York Times. This article which discusses a review in Annals of Internal Medicine, says that 125,000 people die each year in the country due to non-adherence. If medication non-adherence in tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it would rank as the sixth leading …

Dissolvable Microarray Patch – A Pain-free Alternative to Flu Injection

Statistics say that every year thousands die in the U.S. due to flu and its complications. A yearly flu vaccine is the most effective method to protect oneself against the disease. However, not everyone gets vaccinated. In the year 2015-2016, approximately only 42% of adults and 59% of children received their flu vaccine. Scientists have been working on developing different painless technologies like nasal sprays …

How People Succumb to Heat Strokes

In a recent tragic incident, undocumented immigrants who were travelling from Mexico to Texas, stuffed in the back of a steaming metal tractor-trailer, were found either injured, dying or dead. Even the surviving human trafficking victims will have “irreversible brain damage” says the San Antonio fire chief. Read on to find more about heat stroke and how it kills. What is heat stroke? Heat stroke, …

Too Much Sitting May Harm Our Brains, Says Studies

Often times when we need to use the power of our brain, we also tend to sit down. This happens at work, at schools, at exams, while calculating monthly expenses, while working on puzzles, etc. A new research has explored how too much sitting can affect the fuel supply to your brain, and thus negatively affect your brain health. The brain constantly requires glucose for …

Testimonial – Dr. Almaz Seid (Author)

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Interview with Dr. Fahmi Hussein Kakamad Reviewer of International Journal of Case Reports and Images (IJCRI)

Dr. Fahmi Hussein Kakamad,

Dr. Fahmi Hussein Kakamad Reviewer of International Journal of Case Reports and Images Dr. Fahmi H. Kakamad, born 1985, currently he is the director of Kscien Organization for Scientific Research— An organization for embedding and improving research cultures in developing countries. His research interest is field of surgery. He has published more than 40 papers in national and international journals. Dr. Fahmi Hussein Kakamad is …

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Violence Against Emergency Care Provider

There never is a better sight than the arrival of EMS or emergency medical service providers at a crisis situation. These pre-hospital care providers are more often than not the only barrier between patients and imminent damage to their health and sometimes the most crucial link and factor that saves lives before the patients reach hospitals. However, in place of gratitude, these EMS workers are …

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DNA Storage To Solve Digital Data Storage Shortages

Humanity generates data at a very fast pace and storage technologies aren’t enough to store all those. The quantity of data (including videos and photos) that we produce increases by 10-folds every five years. Even though everything need not be stored, data storage manufacturers are not making enough flash chips and hard drives to contain only those data that we want to preserve. And as …

Study Shows Sperm Count Halved in The Last 40 Years

The latest study in the area of male reproductive health was conducted under the aegis of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem by the Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The study published in the Human Reproduction Update journal in July 2017 records the alarming rate at which sperm concentration and total sperm count are …

Testimonial – Dr. Luma Haj Kassem (Author)

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Robotic Device Improves Crouch Gait in kids With Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of neurological disorders which hamper the individuals’ moving, walking, balancing and posture maintaining ability, say the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This disorder which affects about one in every 323 kids is the most common motor disability in childhood. source Crouch gait is caused by spastic diplegia, a type of cerebral palsy. In spastic diplegia, a normal …

Tips For Protecting Hospitals From Ransomeware

Ransomeware Attack

Hospitals in the US are now looking for ways to strengthen their digital security systems following the WannaCry ransomeware attack in the UK. The ranswomeware attack on the health care system in the United Kingdom affected some one-fifth of the National Health Service providers there. This forced many hospitals to deny treatment to their patients and postpone surgeries. source The malware effectively caused widespread issues …

People Prefer Healthy Food When Food is Called by Exotic Names

Featured healthy food

Words have power, any book lover or ardent reader will tell you this eagerly but now there’s an interesting study that proves this and what more, it is helping people to choose healthier food gladly. Eating healthy is a big task for people who are trying hard to give up on their sedentary lifestyle, junk or fast food obsession, or simply trying to eat better …

Macrophage Activation Syndrome: A Nearly Fatal Presentation, and Review of Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines

Macrophage Activation Syndrome

Article Abstract Introduction: Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is a rare but life-threatening systemic inflammatory complication, usually arising from superimposed viral infections or flares of underlying rheumatological conditions. It is characterized by an uncontrolled immune response, involving the expansion of T-Cells, Macrophages, and the hypersecretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines. The pathophysiology of this disease is not fully understood, and the diagnostic criteria have been debated. In 2016, …

Testimonial – A.U El-Nafaty (Author)

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Testimonial – DR. Amit Choraria (Author)

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Swedish Drones Equipped with Defibrillator to Aid Heart Emergencies

Ambulance Drone

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. source During a cardiac arrest, minutes count. In the simulated emergency trial, as …

Better Education Leads to a Better Heart

Healthy Heart

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. source 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

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 conjoined …

Obesity Screening for Kids Should Start Earlier

Obesity Screening for Kids

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 health …

Identifying and Dealing with Obesity in Children and Adolescents

child obesity

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. source 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

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. source A nationwide advocacy group called Sepsis Alliance, which …

Are The kids Suffering Because of Parents’ Technology Obsession?

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 in …

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

Sedentary Lifestyle

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 risk …

Immunotherapy: Mapping Genes to Better Precision Oncology Care.

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. source 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

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 social …

Zika: The New Apocalyptic Threat From Mosquitoes

Zika Virus

‘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 together. …

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

Doctor 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

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. source The significance of research is …

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

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. (Image Credit : KamiPhuc, Flickr CC BY 2.0) 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

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 generated …

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

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 free …

I4OC- An Inititative To Widen Open Access To Scholarly Research

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 to …

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

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 in …

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

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. source It all happened many years back when I …

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 …