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Abstracts of Theses Approved for MSc Degrees at the Faculty of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, Kuwait University, Kuwait: Abstracts
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Source: Medical Principles and Practice - January 16, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Abstracts of Award-Winning Posters, 22nd Annual Health Sciences Poster Conference, Faculty of Medicine, Health Sciences Centre, Kuwait University, Kuwait, March 7-9, 2017: Abstracts
Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - January 16, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Association between Antioxidant Enzyme Activities and Enterovirus-Infected Type 1 Diabetic Children
Conclusion: The present data indicate that enterovirus infection correlates with decreases in the antioxidant enzyme ac tivities in the T1D-EV+ group when compared to T1D-EV¯ group, which may contribute to β-cell damage and increased inflammation. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - January 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Cholestatic Jaundice as a Paraneoplastic Manifestation of Prostate Cancer Aggravated by Steroid Therapy
Conclusion: Physicians should be aware of the possibility of paraneoplastic jaundice in patients with prostate cancer. Appropriate anti-androgen therapy should be considered for paraneoplastic jaundice in these patients. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - January 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

A Retrospective Analysis of Dialysis Events Over a 3-year period, in an Outpatient Dialysis Unit in the State of Kuwait
Conclusion: Dialysis event rates were higher among patients with tunneled or non-tunneled central lines in comparison to patients with fistula or graft. Gram-negative rods were the most commonly isolated microbial group. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - January 5, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Tache Noire in a Patient with Acute Q Fever
Conclusion: In the Mediterranean area, tache noire should be considered pathognomonic of MSF but it should not rule out Q fever. Clinical diagnosis should be supported by accurate laboratory diagnostic tests to guide proper management (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - January 3, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Impact of Auditory Integrative Training (AIT) on Transforming Growth Factor Beta 1 (TGF- β1) and Its Effect on Behavioural and Social Emotions in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Objective: To explore the impact of auditory integrative training (AIT) on inflammatory biomarker transforming growth factor- β1 (TGF-β1) and to assess its effect on social behaviours in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Subjects and Methods: In this cross-sectional study 15 subjects (14 males, I female) with ASD aged 3-12 years were recruited. All subjects were screened for autism by Diagnostic and Statistic al Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). Plasma levels of TGF-β1 in all subjects were measured using sandwich enzyme immunoassay (ELISA) immediately after the AIT sessions and after 1 and 3 m...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - January 3, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Current Indications and Outcome of Pulmonary Resections for Tuberculosis Complications in Ibadan, Nigeria
Conclusion: This study showed that the factors for a good outcome in patients presenting with massive or recurrent haemoptysis from TB complications were initial stabilization and multidisciplinary care. Hence, improved awareness of high-standard care to encourage inclusion of patients with TB complications in the surgical care protocol as part of national control programmes is recommended.Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - December 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Antibiotic and Analgesic Prescription Pattern among Dentists or Management of Dental Pain and Infection during Endodontic Treatment
Conclusion: Most dentists prescribed analgesics and antibiotics as recommended, but more education on the proper use of these medicines is needed for dentists and patients. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - December 21, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Potential of Moringa oleifera in the Treatment of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia: Role of Antioxidant Defence Systems
Conclusion: M. oleifera prevented testosterone-induced BPH through enhancement of antioxidant defence mechanisms, hence could be used as adjunct in the treatment of BPH. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - December 18, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Distraction versus Intensity: The Importance of Exercise Classes on Cognitive Performance in School
Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the influence of a class of aerobic exercise and an arts class on brain cortical activity and possible effects on cognitive performance. Subject and Methods: Electroencephalography was used to record the electro cortical activity of sixteen (16) school children (8-10 years) before and after an aerobic exercise class, and an arts class. Performance in a standardized assessment of educational attainment (VERA-3) was assessed following both classes.Results: A significant decrease of cortical activity was detected in all four lobes after exercise but not art classes (p (Source: M...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - December 14, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Knowledge and Socio-demographic Determinants of Emergency Management of Dental Avulsion Among Parents in Kuwait: A Cross-Sectional Study
Conclusion:Conclusion: In this study, parents in Kuwait did not have adequate knowledge of emergency management of dental avulsion. Future educational campaigns on dental avulsion are urgently needed to educate parents. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - December 6, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Cardiorenal Determinants of Erectile Dysfunction in Primary Prevention: A Cross-Sectional Study
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the severity of erectile dysfunction (ED), cardiovascular risk, and target organ damage (heart, renal, vascular) in men free of cardiovascular diseases (CVD).Subjects and Methods: ED was assessed using the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5). The studyincluded 182 men: 100 with ED (IIEF mean score ≤21) and 82 without ED (IIEF mean score>21). Ultrasound was used to evaluate carotid plaques and left ventricular mass, geometry, and diastolic function. Cardiovascular anamnesis, CVD risk factors, and anthropometric and biochemical pa...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - December 5, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Usefulness of Martin ’s Method for Estimation of Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol in Coronary Atherosclerosis
This study was conducted to validate Martin ’s method in coronary atherosclerosis in comparison with Friedewald’s equation. Subjects and Methods: A total of 299 participants with a coronary artery calcium score (CACS) ≥ 300 and a serum triglyceride (TG) level (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - December 4, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease: Principles, Practices, Pitfalls, and Promises; A Contemporary Review.
Amidst voluminous literature, inconsistencies and opposing results have confused rather than clarified cardiologists ’ ability to assess potential benefits of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA). In perspective, there are common themes that emerge from n-3 PUFA studies, even as imperfect as they may be. The approach taken was to identify and unite these themes into a manageable, cohesive, evidence-based, yet useful synthesis. In all reviews and meta-analyses, the selection of component studies and assumptions influences outcomes. This overarching principle must be combined with the totality of the data, partic...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - November 30, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Single-incision Laparoscopic Splenectomy for an Unruptured Aneurysm of the Splenic Artery
Conclusion: In selected cases, SILS is a suitable and safe procedure for an unruptured aneurysm of the splenic artery. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - November 30, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Correlates of Pulmonary Function in Children with Sickle Cell Disease and Elevated Fetal Hemoglobin
Conclusions: In this study, changes in PFT, especially FEV1, develop early in the SCD patients. There was no demonstrable association with frequent vaso-occlusive crisis, acute chest syndrome (ACS) and other variables. Hence, there is a need for follow up studies with serial PFTs to identify vulnerable patients, who might need intervention to prevent early mortality. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - November 28, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Melanotic Neuroectodermal Tumor of Infancy of the Upper Arm: A Case Report
Conclusion: The MNTI located in the upper arm was diagnosed on first biopsy and surgically excised completely and the patient recovered without recurrence in a follow-up of two and half years. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - November 28, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Current Indications and Outcome of Pulmonary Resections of Tuberculosis Complications in Ibadan,Nigeria.
Conclusion: This study showed that the factors for the good outcome in patients presenting with massive or recurrent haemoptysis from tuberculosis complications were initial stabilisation and multi-disciplinary care. Hence, improved awareness of high standard care to encourage inclusion of patients with tuberculosis complications in surgical care protocol, as part of national control programmes is recommended. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - November 17, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Mannose Binding Lectin is not acting as a biomarker for the progression of pre-invasive lesions of invasive cervical cancer
Conclusion: In this study, there was no statistically significant difference in MBL serum levels among the groups with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. Hence MBL serum concentration appeared not to have influenced the progression of HPV-related pre-invasive cervical lesions into invasive cancer. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - November 7, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Human Polyomavirus WU in Patients with Respiratory Tract Infection in Kuwait.
Conclusion: This study enabled us to detect WUV among hospitalized patients with RTI. Co-infection with other respiratory viruses was notable. Two circulating WUV genotypes Ia and IIIb we re identified among hospitalized patients with RTI in Kuwait.  (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - November 7, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Cardio-renal Determinants of Erectile Dysfunction in Primary Prevention: A Cross Sectional Study
This study included 182 men: 100 with erectile dysfunction (ED) (IIEF mean score ≤ 21) and 82 without ED (IIEF mean score> 21). The ED was assessed using the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5). Ultrasound was used to evaluate carotid plaques and left ventricular mass, geometry and diastolic function. Cardiovascular anamnesis, CV risk factors, anthropometric and bio-chemical parameters were obtained. The European Society of Cardiology-Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation (ESC-SCORE) SCORE was used to calculate total patient CV risk. Continuous variables between groups were compared using t test and Mann-...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - November 5, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison of Helicobacter pylori Eradication Rates of 2-week Levofloxacin Containing Triple Therapy, Levofloxacin Containing Bismuth Quadruple Therapy and Standard Bismuth Quadruple Therapy as a First-line Regimen
Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of 2-week levofloxacin containing triple therapy, levofloxacin containing bismuth quadruple therapy and standard bismuth containing quadruple therapy as a first-line regimen for eradication of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori). Methods: A total of 329 patients with H pylori infection were randomly divided into three groups to receive: a) levofloxacin containing bismuth quadruple therapy, RBAL (rabeprazole 20 mg b.i.d., bismuth subsalicylate 562 mg b.i.d., amoxicillin 1 gr b.i.d, levofloxacin 500 mg once daily), b) standard bismuth quadruple therapy, RBMT ...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - November 3, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Exploring Factors Associated with Depression and Anxiety among Hospitalized Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Conclusion: The majority of hospitalized patients with diabetes have developed moderate/severe anxiety or depression or both during hospitalization. Hence, screening for anxiety and depression in high risk hospitalized diabetic patients is recommended during hospitalization. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - November 3, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

The Correlation of Serum Brain Natriuretic Peptide and Interleukin-6 with Quality of Life Using Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Assessment Test
Conclusion: The results demonstrated that with increased severity of obstruction based on the GOLD criteria both IL-6 and pro-BNP were elevated. This increase in inflammatory markers was associated with reduced quality of life and severity of hypoxia. These findings indicated that lowering IL-6 and pro-BNP could be useful in the management of COPD patients. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - November 3, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

The Effect of Nutritive and Non-nutritive sweeteners on the Growth, Adhesion and Biofilm Formation of Candida albicans and Candida tropicalis
Conclusion: In this study, glucose and sucrose accelerated the growth, adhesion and biofilm formation of Candida species. However, non-nutritive sweetener, saccharin appeared to dampen, and in some instances suppressed, these virulence attributes of Candida. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Low Tidal Volume-Positive End-expiratory Pressure versus High Tidal Volume-Zero Positive End-expiratory Pressure and Postoperative Pulmonary Functions in Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy
Objective: The aim was to compare the effects of low tidal volume (VT) and moderate positive end-expiratory pressure(PEEP) with high tidal volume (VT) and zero end-expiratory pressure(ZEEP), on postoperative pulmonary functions and oxygenation in patients undergoing robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. Subjects and Methods: Forty-four (44) patients were randomized into low VT-PEEP and high VT-ZEEP groups. The patients were ventilated with VT of 6 ml/kg and 8 cmH2O PEEP in low VT-PEEP group and VT of 10 ml/kg and 0 cmH2O PEEP in high VT-ZEEP group. Preoperative and postoperative spirometric measurements were d...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - November 1, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Comparative Results of External Fixation, Plating, or Nonoperative Management for Diaphyseal Clavicle Fractures
Conclusions: This study revealed that the treatment of acute clavicular fractures with an external fixator was a good alternative to plate osteosynthesis or conservative treatment.Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 31, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical Outcomes and Predictors of Satisfaction in Patients with Improved Lithium Disilicate All-Ceramic Crowns
Conclusion: The LD crowns had long survival rates of 96.6% up to 35.9 ± 9.2 months and provided satisfactory clinical performance (low risk of failure). Oral hygiene habits such as brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits influenced patient satisfaction with LD crowns.Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 31, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Inferior Petrosal Sinus Thrombosis in a Child due to Malposition of Central Venous Catheter: A Case Report
Conclusion: In this case report, malpositioning of the CVC was the cause of the thrombosis. To minimize such complications, catheterization should be done with the supervision of an expert and post-procedure radiography should also be performed. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 30, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Inferior Petrosal Sinus Thrombosis in a Child due to Malposition of < br > Central Venous Catheter: A Case Report.
Conclusion: In this case report, malpositioning of the CVC was the cause of the thrombosis. To minimize such complications, catheterization should be done with the supervision of an expert and post-procedure radiography should also be performed. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 30, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

An Overlooked Potentially Treatable Disorder: Idiopathic Mesenteric Panniculitis
Conclusion: In this study, a symptomatic idiopathic subgroup of patients with MP did not have any associated disorder. Response to the treatment with antibiotics and NSAIDs was effective in most of the patients. Based on these findings, anti-inflammatory treatments beyond NSAIDs and surgery should be reserved for patients who are unresponsive to antibiotics and NSAIDs. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 26, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Public Perceptions, Expectations, and Views of Community Pharmacy Practice in Kuwait
This study was designed to determine public patterns for use of community pharmacies, perceptions of pharmacists, confidence and trust in pharmacists, and expectations about the pharmacist's roles, and to explore the public views and satisfaction with the current pharmacy services.Subjects and Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional survey was performed using a pretested self-administered questionnaire on a sample of 481 individuals selected using a 2-stage stratified cluster sampling design. Descriptive and multivariate logistic regression analyses were used for data analysis.p (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 25, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Beyond HLA Class I Antigens, HFE Mutations in Recurrent Aphthous Oral Ulcers and Beh çet's Disease in The South of Tunisia
Conclusion:This study showed that unlike BD, RAS was not associated with HLA-B51; Moreover, we suggested that H63D mutation was positively associated with isolated RAOU. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 25, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Altered Expression Pattern of CD55 and CD59 on Red Blood Cells in Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease
Objective: To investigate the expression pattern of CD55 and CD59 on red blood cells (RBCs) in anemic chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, and factors that might infleunce their expression. Subjects and Methods: Nighty one adult anemic CKD patients and 80 healthy controls (HC) were enrolled. Anemic CKD patients were divided into 3 subgroups based on receiving erythropoietin (EPO) and renal replacement therapies (RRT). Flow cytometric analysis of CD55 and CD59 expression was performed on RBCs from blood samples obtained from CKD patients and HC. Results: CD59 deficiency was significantly higher among CKD patients than HC ...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 25, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Impact of the Chronic Repetitive Leg Ischemia on Left Ventricular Function and Severity of Coronary Atherosclerosis in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome
Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of the concomitant presence of the peripheral arterial disease (PAD) on left ventricular function in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) presented with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Subjects and Methods: The medical records of the patients who were referred to Ankara Bayindir Hospital, Ankara, Turkey due to the first episode of ACS were reviewed. Patients with concomitant PAD and CAD (Group1) were compared with those who had CAD alone (Group 2). Mann-Whitney U and Chi-square tests were used to compare of continuous variables and categorical variables re...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 25, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Comparative Results of External Fixation, Plating or Nonoperative Management for Diaphyseal Clavicle Fractures < br >
Conclusions: This study revealed that treatment of acute clavicular fractures with external fixator was a good alternative to plate osteosynthesis or conservative treatment. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 25, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical Outcomes and Predictors for Satisfaction in Patients with Improved Lithium Disilicate All-Ceramic Crowns
Conclusion: The LD crowns had long survival rates of 96.6% up to 35.9 ± 9.2 months and provided satisfactory clinical performance (low risk of failure). Oral hygiene habits, such as brushing, flossing and regular dental visits influenced patient satisfaction with LD crowns. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 25, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Antibiotic Resistance Trends in Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated in Kuwait hospitals: 2011-2015
Conclusion:The study demonstrated changes in antibiotic resistance patterns of MRSA overtime and reinforces the value of surveillance in detecting such changes for the benefit of infection control and patient management. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 25, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Blood Pressure and Age Are the Main Determinants of Aortic Stiffness
Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 25, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Beneficial Effects of n-3 Fatty Acids on Cardiometabolic and Inflammatory Markers in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Double-blind Clinical Trial
Conclusions: The MCP-1 levels and lipid profile were improved after supplementation with n-3 PUFAs, but resistin serum levels were not changed. Hence, the anti-inflammatory effects of n-3 PUFAs might be mediated by targeting MCP-1. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 25, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Patent Foramen Ovale as Possible Cause of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Case Report
Conclusions: This case showed a small PFO associated with an aneurysmatic interatrial septum. The PFO and paradoxically thromboembolism could be involved in the pathogenesis of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 25, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Public Perceptions, Expectations, and Views of Community Pharmacy Practice in Kuwait
This study was designed to determine public patterns for use of community pharmacies, perceptions of pharmacists, confidence and trust in pharmacists, and expectations about the pharmacist's roles, and to explore the public views and satisfaction with the current pharmacy services.Subjects and Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional survey was performed using a pretested self-administered questionnaire on a sample of 481 individuals selected using a 2-stage stratified cluster sampling design. Descriptive and multivariate logistic regression analyses were used for data analysis.p (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 24, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Patent Foramen Ovale as Possible Cause of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Case Report
Conclusions: This case showed a small PFO associated with an aneurysmatic interatrial septum. The PFO and paradoxically thromboembolism could be involved in the pathogenesis of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 17, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Beneficial Effects of n-3 Fatty Acids on Cardiometabolic and Inflammatory Markers in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Double-blind Clinical Trial
Conclusions: The MCP-1 levels and lipid profile were improved after supplementation with n-3 PUFAs, but resistin serum levels were not changed. Hence, the anti-inflammatory effects of n-3 PUFAs might be mediated by targeting MCP-1. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 11, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Blood Pressure and Age Are the Main Determinants of Aortic Stiffness
Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 5, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Antibiotic Resistance Trends in Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated in Kuwait hospitals: 2011-2015
Conclusion:The study demonstrated changes in antibiotic resistance patterns of MRSA overtime and reinforces the value of surveillance in detecting such changes for the benefit of infection control and patient management. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 4, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Impact of the Chronic Repetitive Leg Ischemia on Left Ventricular Function and Severity of Coronary Atherosclerosis in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome
Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of the concomitant presence of the peripheral arterial disease (PAD) on left ventricular function in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) presented with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Subjects and Methods: The medical records of the patients who were referred to Ankara Bayindir Hospital, Ankara, Turkey due to the first episode of ACS were reviewed. Patients with concomitant PAD and CAD (Group1) were compared with those who had CAD alone (Group 2). Mann-Whitney U and Chi-square tests were used to compare of continuous variables and categorical variables re...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Comparative Results of External Fixation, Plating or Nonoperative Management for Diaphyseal Clavicle Fractures < br >
Conclusions: This study revealed that treatment of acute clavicular fractures with external fixator was a good alternative to plate osteosynthesis or conservative treatment. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical Outcomes and Predictors for Satisfaction in Patients with Improved Lithium Disilicate All-Ceramic Crowns
Conclusion: The LD crowns had long survival rates of 96.6% up to 35.9 ± 9.2 months and provided satisfactory clinical performance (low risk of failure). Oral hygiene habits, such as brushing, flossing and regular dental visits influenced patient satisfaction with LD crowns. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - October 2, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research