Open Access Research Article

Solvatochromism of Copper(II) Complexes Derived from Trifluoroacetylacetone and Dinitrogen Ligands

Wolfgang Linert, Azza. A. Abou-Hussein, Nelly H. Mahmoud
Received: September 18, 2019; Published: November 19, 2019; doi:10.21926/acr.1904001

Abstract: Mixed ligand Cu(II) complexes of the empirical formula; [Cu(L)(TFAA)]X, where L represents 2,2´-bipyridine (Bipy), 1,10´-phenanthroline (Phen) or 4,7-diphenyl-1,10´- phenanthroline (Dphen), 1,1,1-Trifluoro-2,4-pentanedione (HTFAA) and X is the counter ion (BF4- or ClO4-) have been synthesized and c [...]

Open Access Research Article

Incidence, Location, and Natural History of Perihepatic Fluid Collections after Orthotopic Liver Transplantation

Sumail Bhogal, Matthew Minn, Pranay Krishnan, Reena C. Jha
Received: February 18, 2019; Published: November 18, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1904092

Abstract: Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the common locations of perihepatic fluid collections after liver transplantation, assess their complexity, and understand their natural history and clinical significance. Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis of 189 postoperative ortho [...]

Open Access Case Report

Toxoplasmosis: “An Often Forgotten Cause for Fever of Unknown Origin in Liver Transplant Recipients”. Case Report and Review of Literature

Jose A. Morillas, Sherif Beniameen Mossad
Received: October 24, 2019; Published: November 18, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1904091

Abstract: Toxoplasmosis in liver transplantation (LT) is uncommon, especially in the current era of universal prophylaxis with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) for Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP). Here we present a case of a 55-year-old woman LT recipient, on dapsone or PJP prophylaxis due to su [...]

Open Access Original Research

Evaluation of the Prevalence of Screening for Dysphagia among Older People Admitted to Medical Services – An International Survey

David Smithard, Signe Westmark, Dorte Melgaard
Received: September 15, 2019; Published: November 15 , 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904086

Abstract: Background: As the world’s population ages, so the number of old and frail people increases. Respiratory disease is a common reason for hospital admission for older people. Aspiration of saliva, which is probably infected, is the likely etiological agent. The presence of an abnormal swallow has been [...]

Open Access Research Article

Relationship between Brain Injury and Clinical Biomarkers in Hypoxic-Ischemic Newborn Piglets

Francisco J Alvarez, Antonia A. Alvarez, Hector Lafuente, Daniel Alonso-Alconada, Jose L. Blanco-Bruned, Francisco Santaolalla, Enrique Hilario
Received: June 24, 2019; Published: November 15, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.neurobiol.1904045

Abstract: (1) Background: Newborn affected by hypoxic-ischemic brain injury can die and the survivors suffer neurodevelopmental handicaps. Biomarkers are needed to identify the severity of hypoxic-ischemic insult in order to early determine the rescue treatment. The aim of this study was to correlate the path [...]

Open Access Review

Scientometric Analysis of Scheduling in Renewable Energy: A Keyword and Citation Analysis

Iman Rahimi, Reza Behmanesh, Abdollah Ahmadi 
Received: May 21, 2019; Published: November 15, 2019; doi:10.21926/jept.1904004

Abstract: The aim of this paper is the scientometric analysis of articles on “scheduling in renewable energy” that have been published between 2000 and 2017. For this purpose, the terms “scheduling in renewable energy” and “unit commitment in renewable energy” have been searched. We have found 1009 articles i [...]

Open Access Editorial

Highlights of Application of Homeopathy in Oncology Patients: An Interview with Prof. Michael Frass

Michael Frass
Received: November 14, 2019; Published: November 14, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1904063

Abstract: Highlights of Application of Homeopathy in Oncology Patients: An Interview with Prof. Michael Frass

Open Access Editorial

Fragility Fractures in the Elderly Osteoporotic Patient and the Efficacy of Fracture Liaison Service Programs

Tarik Wasfie, Avery Jackson III, Cara Marie Brock, Stefanija Galovska, Jennifer Hille
Received: November 07, 2019; Published: November 13, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904085

Abstract: None.

Open Access Original Research

Combination, Sequential Therapies Incorporating Tocilizumab Decrease the Progression of Chronic Lung Allograft Dysfunction (CLAD) after Lung Transplantation: Initial Clinical Experience

David J. Ross, Abbas Ardehali, Christine Natori, John A. Belperio 
Received: September 19, 2019; Published: November 07, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1904090

Abstract: INTRODUCTION: TH-17 and IL-6 interactions and detrimental biologic effects have been shown in rodent models of Chronic Lung Allograft Dysfunction (CLAD). Similarly, these pathways have been found to be upregulated in human CLAD. Tocilizumab (TCZ), a humanized monoclonal antibody targets the IL-6 r [...]

Open Access Review

Exploring the Rationale for the Use of the Ketogenic Diet in the Treatment of Mental Health Disorders

Joseph V. Pergolizzi, Aaron Tabor, Jo Ann LeQuang, Michael Annabi, Hani Annabi
Received: June 05, 2019; Published: November 05, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1904062

Abstract: (1) Background: The ketogenic diet (KD) was developed in the 1920s as a treatment for pediatric epilepsy and is emerging as a possible treatment option for certain mental health disorders. There is a link between certain mental health disorders and epilepsy, suggesting some commonality among underl [...]

Open Access Review

Platelet Function in Experimental Models of Liver Cirrhosis

Paola Romecín, Joaquín García-Estañ, Noemí M. Atucha
Received: May 15, 2019; Published: November 01, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.hg.1904039

Abstract: (1) Background: Platelet function is commonly altered in liver cirrhosis. In experimenta models of liver cirrhosis we have analyzed the mechanisms of this defective function. (2) Methods: Experiments were performed in a model of liver cirrhosis by bile duct-ligation in washed platelets by means of f [...]

Open Access Research Article

The Relationship between Sleep Quality and Eating Competence in A Sample of Canadian Post-Secondary Students

E. Papaconstantinou, V. Quick, E. Vogel, S. Coffey
Received: August 09, 2019; Published: October 31, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.neurobiol.1904044

Abstract: Background: Post-secondary students are at increased risk for sleep problems and poor eating behaviours that overtime may lead to negative health outcomes later in life. However, limited research has examined associations of sleep quality with eating behaviours and eating competence (e.g., being pos [...]

Open Access Case Report

Qualitative Evaluation of Interdisciplinary Service Learning Experience to Assess and Manage Fall Risk in Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Susan Kane Patton, Jennifer Vincenzo, Holly B. Bennett, Michelle Gray, Leah Jean Henry, Alishia Ferguson, Ro Dibrezzo, Christopher S. Walter, Maryalice Kelly
Received: August 15, 2019; Published: October 29, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904084

Abstract: Aim: This case study reports on the planning and implementation of a fall risk assessment and prevention activity for older adults offered in multiple community settings by health professional faculty and students. Background: In the US, the percentage of adults 65 and older who fell was more than 2 [...]

Open Access Research Article

Electrochemical Atomic Layer Epitaxy Deposition of Ultrathin SnTe Films

Taise M. Manhabosco, Shaul Aloni, Tevye R. Kuykendall, Sara M. Manhabosco, Ana Bárbara Batista, Jaqueline S. Soares, Ana Paula M. Barboza, Alan. B. de Oliveira, Ronaldo J. C. Batista, Jeffrey J. Urban
Received: September 06, 2019; Published: October 29, 2019; doi:10.21926/rpm.1904005

Abstract: Tin telluride (SnTe) ultrathin films were electrochemically deposited on polycrystalline and monocrystalline gold substrates by electrochemical atomic layer epitaxy (ECALE) method. Electrochemical behavior of Sn and Te were systematically studied by means of cyclic voltammetry. Cyclic voltammetry cu [...]

Open Access Case Report

A Silent and Very Early Post-Liver Transplant Death by Candida Arteritis

Kyungmin Ko, Juan F. Guerra, David F. Garvin
Received: August 29, 2019; Published: October 28, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1904089

Abstract: Background: Graft site candidiasis is a serious complication after solid organ transplantation, often presenting as invasive arteritis leading to graft loss or even death. Case Report: We report a case of anastomotic site candidiasis leading to arterial rupture and death at postoperative day 10 with [...]

Open Access Review

Ageing: The Role of Ageism

Sheri R. Levy, MaryBeth Apriceno
Received: June 20, 2019; Published: October 28, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904083

Abstract: Worldwide, people are living longer but not necessarily experiencing optimal health since healthy ageing stems from a combination of biological, psychological, and social factors. The growing interdisciplinary literature on ageism from education, medicine, psychology, and social work increasingly h [...]

Open Access Case Report

Primary Pancreatic-Type Acinar Cell Carcinoma of Jejunum Arising from Ectopic Pancreas with Synchronous Metastasis to Left Adrenal Gland

Oliver H. Wang, Priya R. Bhosale, Jeannelyn S. Estrella
Received: July 08, 2019; Published: October 28, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.hg.1904038

Abstract: Background: Pure pancreatic-type ACC outside the pancreas is extremely rare. Methods: We presented a very rare case of primary ACC of the pancreatic-type involving jejunum with a synchronous metastasis to left adrenal gland arising in well-developed ectopic pancreas which had fully developed pancre [...]

Open Access Research Article

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Acupuncture, Plum Blossom, and Auriculotherapy in Treating Pain and Hot Flashes in Breast cancer Patients: An Observational Retrospective Study

Sonia Baccetti, Elisabetta Barbara Cortesi, Maria Valeria Monechi, Mariella Di Stefano, Barbara Cucca, Tommaso Conti, Antonella Traversi, Filippa Terranova, Sylvie Yvonne Barberousse, Roberto Montelatici, Federica Sabatini, Catia Vuono, Christian Bini, Elio Rossi, Francesca Martella
Received: September 27, 2018; Published: October 25, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1904061

Abstract: Background: Pain and vasomotor symptoms are common side effects in breast cancer patients. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) may be an option of care for these side effects in a multidisciplinary pathway. Aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate if TCM is safe and effective in hot flashes and [...]

Open Access Research Article

Using Health-Related Quality of Life (SF-36v2®) to Predict Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Elena Crooks, Kimberly Cleary
Received: September 14, 2019; Published: October 25, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904082

Abstract: Background: Falls are the leading cause of hospitalization and death among older adults; therefore, the ability to predict fall risk among older adults is critical. Several performance-based outcome measures exist to assess fall risk. Psychological factors are also associated with fall risk yet can [...]

Open Access Original Research

Oral Management in Pre-HSCT Patients: An Evaluation of Oral and Systemic Complications

Renato Pol, Tiziana Ruggiero, Luisa Giaccone, Davide Camisassa, Andrea Spadafora, Giulia Rivetti, Marta Bezzi, Stefano Carossa
Received: June 14, 2019; Published: October 23, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1904088

Abstract: Objective Hematopoietic stem cell transplant has to be preceded by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The following neutropenia and thrombocytopenia could be the cause of post transplant complications. Patient undergoing transplantation need to be eradicated of any possible infectious focus. Nowadays th [...]

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