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RAF Kinase Inhibitory Protein Expression and Phosphorylation Profiles in Oral Cancers

Raf Kinase Inhibitory Protein (RKIP) expression has been profiled for a number of unique tissue cancers. However, certain tissues have not been explored, and oral and oropharyngeal cancers stand out as high priority targets, given their relatively high incidence, high morbidity rate, and in many cases, preventable nature.

Published 01 Sep, 2016


Review Article

Finding Aspects of Effective Spoken Language Interventions for Children with Cochlear Implants and/or Hearing Aids: An Editorial of Emerging Works

While there is a strong evidence base in the extant literature showing children with hearing loss need intervention in certain linguistic areas, there is limited empirical evidence exposing the actual teaching practices that facilitate efficient learning.

Published 05 Sep, 2016


Case Report

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of a Giant Bulla: A Case Report

A 52-year-old male was admitted to our hospital with dyspnea. Chest X-ray and computed tomography confirmed the presence of a giant bulla on the upper lobe of the right lungs, and the presence of bullas on the middle and lower lobe of the right lungs.

Published 02 Sep, 2016


Case Report

Cerebral Infarction Revealing a Cardiac Hydatid Cyst

The author's report the case of an ischemic stroke complicating cardiac hydatid cyst in a young patient. This is a rare clinical situation of accidental discovery in the workup of an ischemic stroke.

Published 02 Sep, 2016


Case Report

Giant Malignant Melanomas and their Clinical Implications: Review of Literature and Case Report

Background: Cutaneous malignant melanoma is the sixth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States with an incidence that is increasing more quickly than any other type of cancer.

Published 01 Sep, 2016


Review Article

Comparison of Surgical Approaches of Subperiosteal Abscess in Children

Background: Orbital subperiosteal abscesses (SPOAs) in children requires timely treatment for potential complications. The best surgical approaches for SPOAs were non-conclusive.

Published 01 Sep, 2016


Case Report

Left Ventricular Mass: Myxoma or Thrombus: Resection Through the Mitral Valve via the Transeptal Approach

In this case report a 43 years old male patient was presented with symptoms of embolic right leg ischemia. Transthoracic echocardiography showed a left ventricular mass present toward the apex attached to the interventricular septum with the presumptive diagnosis of myxoma.

Published 31 Aug, 2016


Review Article

Value of Additional Corpus Biopsy for Diagnosis of Helicobacter Pylori in Atrophic Gastritis

Background: There is still debate on the best sites for biopsy- based tests of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with gastritis.

Published 31 Aug, 2016


Research Article

Risk Factor of Pancreatic Fistula after Pancreatoduodenectomy in Patients with Soft Pancreas

Background: Pancreatic fistula (PF) is a potentially life-threatening postoperative complication after pancreatoduodenectomy (PD). Soft pancreatic texture is known to be a risk factor of PF.

Published 31 Aug, 2016


Research Article

Surgical Management of Right Sided Aortic Arch Aneurysms

Aneurysms and dissections of the right sided aortic arch are rare and published data is limited to few case reports and small series. The optimal treatment strategy of this entity and the challenges associated with their management are not yet fully investigated and conclusive.

Published 31 Aug, 2016


Research Article

Indirect Inguinal Hernia Repair using the Ultrapro PlugTM and the "Double Slit" Technique, Our Initial Experience

There are many proprietary mesh products on the market for open inguinal hernia repair that offer low recurrence rates. However, there is growing concern about scar tissue, shrinkage and chronic pain associated with "heavy mesh".

Published 29 Aug, 2016


Case Report

Mucosa Associated Lymphoid Tissue Lymphoma (Maltoma) of Parotid Gland

Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) is a no encapsulated cluster of lymphocytes that is thought to have important role in mucosal immunity.

Published 29 Aug, 2016


Case Report

Ear Candling: A Non-Proven Method for Benefits

Ear candling, also known as auricular candling, "coning" or thermo-auricular therapy (TAT), is believed among most people that functions as an alternative medical practice which is believed to enhance general health. We report a 16-years old Malay male who presented with 1-week history of reduced hearing and pain over the right ear.

Published 29 Aug, 2016


Research Article

Same Operation, Same Robot, Different Countries: Does it make a Difference?

Objective: To investigate the impact that surgeon and operative room team experience rule in operative time and surgical outcomes.

Published 26 Aug, 2016


Research Article

Postoperative Outcome of Thoracotomy in Children

Aim: This study aimed to examining the complications of thoracotomy and the factors affecting these complications in children.

Published 26 Aug, 2016


Review Article

Intestinal Intraluminal Glycerol and Plasma I-FABP Levels In Preterm Infants with Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Background/Purpose: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is highly associated with prematurity, and is characterized by bowel necrosis and multiple organ failure. There is a strong need for improved diagnostic methods to reduce the significant morbidity and mortality associated with NEC.

Published 26 Aug, 2016


Review Article

Potential Concerns and Contraindications for IOL Monovision

Pseudophakic or intraocular implant (IOL) monovision has been widely used in surgical cataract practice for more than 3 decades.

Published 26 Aug, 2016


Case Report

Severe Bilateral Degenerative Temporomandibular Joint Disease with Erosion into the Middle Cranial Fossa: An Uncommon Etiology

Erosion of the temporomandibular joint into the middle cranial fossa due to severe degenerative joint disease is an extremely rare occurrence. There have been multiple cases of the condyle being displaced into the middle cranial fossa as a result of trauma and pathology.

Published 16 Aug, 2016


Research Article

The Treatment of Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures: Experience in a Tertiary Medical Center in a Rural State

Background: In our rural state, most children with supracondylar humerus fractures (SCFs) are referred to our tertiary care medical center. Over a 4+ year period, the one pediatric orthopaedic surgeon in the state surgically treated more than 200 SCFs using a standard protocol.

Published 15 Aug, 2016


Case Report

Use of Panniculus Flap with Delayed Penile Reconstruction for Management of Buried Penis in a Patient with Massive Localized Lymphedema of the Scrotum: A Case Report

Buried penis is a rare debilitating phenomenon that has been associated with obesity, lymphedema, radical circumcision, and penoscrotal elephantiasis. Traditional management of this condition involves limited panniculectomy, excision of penile shaft skin, and skin grafting.

Published 13 Aug, 2016





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