Effect of Celecoxib on Surgical Site Inflammation After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Study
Objective: To evaluate the anti-inflammatory effectiveness of celecoxib and its effect on the rehabilitation of joint function after total knee arthroplasty. Methods: 72 who patients presented between 2016 and 2017 were divided into two groups. The experimental group was given 200 mg celecoxib twice daily with tramadol hydrochloride 50 mg twice daily (as required); the control group was given tramadol hydrochloride 50 mg twice daily for 6 weeks from the first day after total knew arthroplasty. Skin temperature around the knee was measured 1 day before surgery, on postoperative days 1 and 3, and at week 1, 2 and 6. Inflamma...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - August 16, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Effect of Celecoxib on Surgical Site Inflammation After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Study
Objective: To evaluate the anti-inflammatory effectiveness of celecoxib and its effect on the rehabilitation of joint function after total knee arthroplasty. Methods: 72 who patients presented between 2016 and 2017 were divided into two groups. The experimental group was given 200 mg celecoxib twice daily with tramadol hydrochloride 50 mg twice daily (as required); the control group was given tramadol hydrochloride 50 mg twice daily for 6 weeks from the first day after total knew arthroplasty. Skin temperature around the knee was measured 1 day before surgery, on postoperative days 1 and 3, and at week 1, 2 and 6. Inflamma...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - August 16, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Nontumorous Portal Vein Thrombosis in Liver Cirrhosis: Possible Role of β-Blockers
Objective: Non-selective β-blockers (NSBBs) are used in liver cirrhosis (LC) to prevent variceal bleeding because they decrease portal pressure. A main risk factor for the development of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in LC is decreased portal vein inflow velocity. The aim of our study was to examine retrospectively the inci dence of PVT and its correlation with the use of β-blockers in a cohort of LC patients. Subjects and Methods: Data from 230 LC patients (90% Child-Pugh class A), who had been followed up for at least 5 years, were reviewed. Diagnosis of PVT was made by ultrasound. The presence of PVT was evalua...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - August 15, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Martin Method for Estimation of Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol
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Source: Medical Principles and Practice - August 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Nontumorous Portal Vein Thrombosis in Liver Cirrhosis: Possible Role of β-Blockers < br > < br >
Objective: Non-selective β-blockers (NSBBs) are used in liver cirrhosis (LC) to prevent variceal bleeding because they decrease portal pressure. A main risk factor for the development of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in LC is decreased portal vein inflow velocity. The aim of our study was to examine retrospectively the inci dence of PVT and its correlation with the use of β-blockers in a cohort of LC patients. Subjects and Methods: Data from 230 LC patients (90% Child-Pugh class A), who had been followed up for at least 5 years, were reviewed. Diagnosis of PVT was made by ultrasound. The presence of PVT was evalua...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - August 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

An Aberrant Subclavius Posticus Muscle: A Case Report
Conclusion: The presence of such an aberrant muscle may cause a dynamic compression of the subclavian artery and brachial plexus. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - August 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Opioids and Cardiac Arrhythmia: A Literature Review
Conclusion: The cardiac arrhythmogenicity of various opioids is different. Methadone has a higher capability to induce long QT interval and dangerous arrhythmias in conventional doses than others. To reduce of arrhythmogenic risk, high doses of opioids must be used cautiously with periodic monitoring of electrocardiogram in high-risk consumers such as patients under opioid maintenance treatment. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

A Rare Case of Pediatric Bullous Spontaneous Acute Urticaria
Conclusion: Short-term systemic steroid in addition to oral antihistamines resulted in prompt recovery in a patient with acute urticaria complicated by bullae. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - August 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

A New Technique to Induce Experimental Myointimal Hyperplasia
In this study, we describe a new and innovative technique to induce MIH by using a dental flossing cachet in Wistar rats. Methods: The intimal damage in the common carotid artery was induced by inserting the tip of the dental flossing cachet through the external carotid artery into the common carotid artery and turned on for three rounds of 20 seconds each (n = 10). After two weeks, the rats were anesthetized, and the common carotid arteries of the experimental side and the contralateral side (control) were harvested and preserved for histopathological studies. Results: The experimental carotid arteries showed significant ...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - July 31, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

The Role of Progesterone in Feto-Maternal Immunological Cross Talk
This review aims to provide a brief historical overview of the feto-maternal immunological relationship, which profoundly influences the outcome of pregnancy. The initial question posed in the 1950s by Medawar [Symp Soc Exp Biol. 1953; 7: 320 –338] was based on the assumption that the maternal immune system recognizes the fetus as an allograft. Indeed, based on the association between HLA-matching and spontaneous miscarriage, it became obvious that immunological recognition of pregnancy is required for a successful gestation. The restr icted expression of polymorphic HLA antigens on the trophoblast, together with the...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - July 24, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Medical Principles and Practice - July 16, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Reply to the Comment Entitled “Association of < b > < i > FTO < /i > < /b > rs9939609 with Obesity ”
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Source: Medical Principles and Practice - July 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

The Community Pharmacist ’s Role in Reducing Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Lebanon: A Longitudinal Study
Conclusion: This study showed that a plan that includes pharmacists, who regularly monitor and follow-up patients, could improve CVD prevention through the reduction of risk factors.Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - July 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Medical Principles and Practice - July 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

An Aberrant Subclavius Posticus Muscle - A Case Report
Conclusion: The presence of such an aberrant muscle may cause a dynamic compression of the subclavian artery and brachial plexus. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - July 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Clinical Outcomes and Predictors of Satisfaction in Patients with Improved Lithium Disilicate All-Ceramic Crowns
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Source: Medical Principles and Practice - July 9, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Letter-to-the-editor: Clinical Outcomes and Predictors of Satisfaction in Patients with Improved Lithium Disilicate All-Ceramic Crowns
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Source: Medical Principles and Practice - July 8, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

A Rare Case of Paediatric Bullous Spontaneous Acute Urticaria
Conclusion: Short term systemic steroid in addition to oral antihistamines resulted in prompt recovery in a patient with acute urticaria complicated by bullae. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 28, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

The Role of Progesterone in the Feto-Maternal Immunological Crosstalk
This review aims to provide a brief historical overview of the feto-maternal immunological relationship, which profoundly influences the outcome of pregnancy. The initial question posed in the nineteen fifties by Medawar, was based on the assumption that the maternal immune system recognizes the fetus as an allograft. Indeed, based on the association between HLA-matching and spontaneous miscarriage, it became obvious that immunological recognition of pregnancy is required for a successful gestation. The restricted expression of polymorphic HLA antigens on the trophoblast, together with the presence of non-polymorphic MHC p...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 27, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Atrial Fibrillation and Shock: Unmasking Theophylline Toxicity
Conclusion: This case highlights the importance of identifying a comprehensive medication history using all available sources of information as early as possible in an emergency department presentation.Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 22, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children with Rare Skeletal Disorders: A Survey of Clinical Records
Objective: Craniofacial disharmony in skeletal diseases is strongly associated with sleep-disordered breathing. Our aim was to study sleep respiratory patterns in young children with rare skeletal disorders. Design: This retrospective study included children with achondroplasia, osteogenesis imperfecta and Ellis van Creveld Syndrome. Our subjects underwent an in-laboratory overnight respiratory polygraph between January 2012 and April 2016. All medical records were reviewed and brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging was conducted on patients with achondroplasia, nasopharynx, oropharynx and laryngopharynx spaces. Patients: 24 chi...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 21, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

The community pharmacist's role in reducing CVD risk factors in Lebanon: a longitudinal study
Conclusion:This study showed that a plan that includes pharmacists, who regularly monitor and follow-up patients, could improve CVD prevention through reduction of risk factors. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

H ürthle cell carcinoma in a lingual thyroid
Conclusion: Lingual thyroid cases should be followed up closely and fine needle aspiration biopsy should be considered when in dou bt. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 13, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

The community pharmacist's role in reducing CVD risk factors in Lebanon: a cross-sectional longitudinal study
Conclusion:This study showed that a plan that includes pharmacists, who regularly monitor and follow-up patients, could improve CVD prevention through reduction of risk factors. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 13, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

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MRI T2 Mapping of the Knee Articular Cartilage Using Different Acquisition Sequences and Calculation Methods at 1.5 Tesla.
Conclusion: T2 values depend not only on the sequence type but also on the calculation method. None of the sequences revealed significant differences compared to the SESE reference sequence. TGSE with its short scanning time can be used for high-resolution T2 mapping. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 12, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison of Outcomes in Conservative vs Surgical Treatments for Ludwig ’s Angina
Objective: To compare the treatment outcome in patients with Ludwig ’s angina in their early stages who received intravenous antibiotics alone with those who received surgical decompression and intravenous antibiotics. Subjects and Methods: Individuals with early stage of Ludwig’s angina were studied using a retrospective cohort study design from August 1997 to September 2017. Data were collected from case notes and logbooks. Appropriate statistical tests were chosen to analyse the independent and outcome variables. Using two-tailed test, a level of significance of 0.05 was chosen. Results: A total of 55 patien...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

The AAA Risk Factors Scale: A New Model to Screen for the Risk of Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis and Atopic Dermatitis in Children
Conclusion: Allergic diseases seem to be linked to several risk factors in our population of school children. Many environmental factors might be incriminated in these allergic diseases. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 7, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Rheumatic Disease Autoantibodies in Patients with Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
Conclusion: We found rheumatic autoantibodies in 17.5% of ATD patients without rheumatic diseases. None of them were associated with the appearance of clinical rheumatic disorder during the period of five years. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - June 5, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Association of FTO rs9939609 with Obesity
Conclusion:Association of FTO rs9939609 with Obesity Association of FTO rs9939609 with Obesity Association of FTO rs9939609 with Obesity Association of FTO rs9939609 with Obesity Association of FTO rs9939609 with Obesity Association of FTO rs9939609 with Obesity Association of FTO rs9939609 with Obesity Association of FTO rs9939609 with Obesity Association of FTO rs9939609 with Obesity (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - May 30, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Incidental Detection of Dent-2 Disease in an Infant with 'Febrile Proteinuria'
Conclusion: We recommend the use of sodium dodecyl sulphate electropheresis (SDS-PAGE) for the detection of low molecular weight proteinuria. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - May 29, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

The Level of Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 May be Affected by Several Factors
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Source: Medical Principles and Practice - May 29, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Matrix Metalloproteinases-3 Baseline Serum Levels in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Without Initial Radiographic Changes: A Two Year Ultrasonographic Study
Conclusion: After 2 years of follow-up, US assessment s howed higher number of new bone erosions in MMP-3-positive compared to MMP-3-negative patients with early RA and no visible initial radiographic changes. High baseline levels of MMP-3 predict significantly higher structural damage progression at the level of feet, but not at the level of hand joints . (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - May 29, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Lack of Equipoise on Ankle block after Hallux Valgus Surgery?
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Source: Medical Principles and Practice - May 18, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Incidental Detection of Dent-2 Disease in an Infant with "Febrile Proteinuria"
Conclusion: We recommend the use of sodium dodecyl sulphate electropheresis (SDS-PAGE) for the detection of low molecular weight proteinuria. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - May 18, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of Inhaled Procaterol for Potential Assist Use in Patients with Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Conclusions: Procaterol assist use modestly but significantly improved pulmonary function determined by spirometry and respiratory mechanics in patients with stable COPD treated with long-acting bronchodilators. Thus, inhaled procaterol has potential for assist use for COPD. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - May 18, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

The Role of Dipyrone in the High Development of On-Treatment Platelet Reactivity in Acetylsalicylic Acid Treated Patients Undergoing Peripheral Artery Revascularization
Conclusion: HTPR occurs in 67% of ASA treated patients after lower limb vascular surgery. The occurrence of HTPR correlates with the daily dose of dipyrone. Therefore, dipyrone should not be used as a postoperative analgesic in ASA-treated patients after peripheral artery revascularisation due to its influence on effectiveness of ASA. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - May 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Detection of Antibiotic Resistance Determinants and their Transmissibility among Clinically-isolated Carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli from South India
Conclusion: Monitoring of community-acquired carbapenem-resistant bacteria is very important as the association of resistance determinants with mobile genetic elements would present a serious clinical challenge. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - May 9, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Better Renal Resistive Index Profile in Subjects with Beta Thalassemia Minor
Conclusion: In this study, lower renal resistive index was found in subjects with BTM. This may be associated with decreased vascular resistan ce and blood viscosity in these subjects. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - May 4, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Flexural Strength of Glass Carbomer Cement and Conventional Glass Ionomer Cement Stored in Different Storage Media Over Time
Conclusion: The storage media d oes not effect any relevant differences in the flexural strength of the specimens with reference to time. Time is the unique factor with relative influence on mean resistance to fracture. Further testing is required to evaluate the true potential of the newly developed GCP. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - May 4, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Better Renal Resistive Index Profile in Subjects with Beta Thalassemia Minor < br > < br > < br >
Conclusion: In this study, lower renal resistive index was found in subjects with BTM. This may be associated with decreased vascular resistan ce and blood viscosity in these subjects. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - May 4, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Genetic Analysis of TREM2 Variants in Tunisian Patients with Alzheimer's Disease
Conclusion: These findings do not support a major role for TREM2 in the pathogenesis of LOAD in the Tunisian population. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - May 4, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison of the Predictive Roles of Risk Scores of In-Hospital Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Objective. We evaluated the relationship between various risk scores (SYNTAX score (SS), SYNTAX score-II (SS-II), thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) risk scores and Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) risk scores) and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Subjects and Methods: The study population were selected from among 589 patients who underwent coronary angiography with a diagnosis of NSTEMI. TIMI and GRACE risk scores were calculated. SS and SS-II were calculated in all patients,...
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - April 20, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor -173GC Variant Might Increase the Risk of Beh çet's Disease
Conclusion: We conclude that the CC genotype of MIF -173GC variant may be a risk factor in the pathogenesis of BD in Turkish population. However, further studies with larger samples are needed to address the exact role of this va riant in BD. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - April 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Diabetes Self-Management: A Key for Better Health-related Quality of Life in Patients with Diabetes
Conclusions: Kuwaiti patients with diabetes showed a modest level of HRQOL. Patients’ DSM, gender, and diabetes complications were significant independent correlates to HRQOL. Appraisal of patients with diabetes’ HRQOL as an essential component of diabet es management in clinical settings is suggested. Further studies to examine the impact of good diabetes self-management on HRQOL improvement are needed. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - April 17, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Experiences Of Individuals Concerning Combined Orthodontic and Orthognathic Surgical Treatment: A Qualitative Twitter Analysis
Conclusions: The findings from the present study can increase the awareness of clinicians involved in the combined orthodontic and orthognathic surgical treatment of patients with dentofacial deformities, allowing them to better educate and counsel their patients throughout the entire treatment process.Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - April 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Right ventricular functions in pulmonary thromboembolism
Conclusion:this is a letter to editor (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - April 5, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Prevalence and genotype distribution of hepatitis C virus infection among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Conclusion:Patients with type 2 DM had a higher prevalence of HCV infection than controls, and this HCV seropositivity was independent of biochemical parameters. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - April 5, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Isolated Renal Hydatid Cyst Misdiagnosed and Operated as a Cystic Renal Tumor
Conclusion: Isolated renal hydatid cyst could be misinterpreted as a renal tumor. It should be considered in the differential diagnosis of renal cystic lesions. (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - March 29, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research

Usefulness of Serum Omentin-1 Levels for the Prediction of Adverse Cardiac Events in Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Conclusion: Omentin-1 levels were lower in patients with HCM than in the control group, and this was associated with worse cardiac outcomes.Med Princ Pract (Source: Medical Principles and Practice)
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - March 22, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research