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 [...]

Open Access Review

Herb-Drug Interactions in Oncology: A Clinical Up-Date

Francesco Sivelli, Elio Rossi, Sonia Baccetti, Mariella Di Stefano, Eugenia Gallo, Fabio Firenzuoli
Received: September 27, 2018; Published: October 18, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1904060

Abstract: In this article we shortly inform about the most important mechanisms lying at the basis of herb-drug interactions (HDI). We summarized the best known and relevant ones emerging from clinical evidence. The last part is dedicated to cancer patients

Open Access Concept Paper

Admiral Nursing in Primary Care: Peri and Post-Diagnostic Support for Families Affected by Dementia within the UK Primary Care Network Model

Zena Aldridge, Karen Harrison Dening
Received: September 19, 2019; Published: October 18, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904081

Abstract: The UK population is ageing. In 2017 approximately 18% of the UK population were aged 65 years or over and projected to grow to almost 21% by 2027 according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) (2018a). Increased age is the greatest risk factor for developing dementia (Van de Flier & Sche [...]

Open Access Review

Optimizing Phage Translation Initiation

Xuhua Xia
Received: June 9, 2019; Published: October 17, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.genet.1904097

Abstract: Phage as an anti-bacterial agent must be efficient in killing bacteria, and consequently needs to replicate efficiently. Protein production is a limiting step in replication in almost all forms of life, including phages. Efficient protein production depends on the efficiency of translation initiatio [...]

Open Access Review

Insulin-Like Growth Factor 2 in Physiology, Cancer, and Cancer Treatment

Bas T Röttgering, Karoly Szuhai
Received: May 14, 2019; Published: October 14, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.genet.1904096

Abstract: IGF2 is a strongly mitogenic peptide and imprinted gene primarily involved in foetal development. In the foetus, IGF2 is highly expressed and is involved with foetal growth and tissue differentiation. However, postnatally IGF2 expression decreases although its expression level is still higher in blo [...]

Open Access Original Research

Naming and Framing the Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) Paradigm: Professional Stakeholder Perspectives

Emma Wolverson, Heather Birtles, Esme Moniz-Cook, Ian James, Dawn Brooker, Frances Duffy
Received: September 08, 2019; Published: October 11, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1904080

Abstract: Background Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia and Challenging Behaviour in dementia care are just two of a variety of terms for a complex paradigm that covers the most distressing and costly aspects of the condition. The terminology used to describe these aspects can influence what [...]

Open Access Original Research

Formulation-Properties of Novel Ibuprofen-Loaded Soy Protein Wound Dressings

Lia Ofek, Daniella Goder, Meital Zilberman
Received: July 31, 2019; Published: October 11, 2019; doi:10.21926/rpm.1904004

Abstract: Wound management constitutes a significant field in medical care, as millions of wounds require treatment worldwide every year. Soy protein has the advantages of being a highly biocompatible, easily processed, relatively cheap natural polymer, which can be used for wound dressing applications. In th [...]

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