CASE REPORT | Oct. 9, 2022
Case Study on Prolapsed Lumbar Intervertebral Disease (PLID): An Acupuncture Treatment in Bangladesh
Dr. S. M. Shahidul Islam, Dr. Boxu Lang, Sabina Yasmin
Page no 527-530
Back pain and sciatica are common afflictions for adults. Working hours are reduced significantly, as well as financial losses for people and the government as a consequence of these changes. These individuals require a comprehensive assessment before treatment can begin. Medical or surgical therapy that falls short of a patient's needs may wreak havoc and exacerbate their condition. The aim of this case report see the effects of acupuncture in the treatment of PLID. This observational study was done in Suo-Xi Hospital, Shantinagar, Dhaka. A 30 years old male patient’s patient visited in the clinic complaining of low back discomfort that has been spreading down her left leg for the past two months. Diagnosis was confirmed by MRI of lumbo sacral spine. The results of the follow-up study were excellent. The Low back pain for 14 months which radiate towards left leg showed signs of healing after the 12th day of acupuncture. The patient's lower back pain, which had been spreading down his left leg, was no longer present. Conclusion: Acupuncture can confirmatively promote the functional recovery for patients with PLID.
REVIEW ARTICLE | Oct. 14, 2022
Sleeping Sickness Prevention in British Southern Cameroons
Naah Ngwe Fondikum, Michael Kpughe Lang, Canute A. Ngwa
Page no 531-539
This paper explores the prevalence of sleeping sickness in British Southern Cameroons and examines the various preventive measures implemented by the colonial administration to slow down the scourge of the disease in Southern Cameroons. The disease had a deep rooted impact on the indigenous population and was recognized as public health problem in the territory. Hence there was the need to implement preventive measures against the prevalence of the disease. The British were obliged by articles 2 and 10 of the mandate and trusteeship agreements respectively to ensure the social advancement of the people. It was in this context that the colonial administration and native authorities faced with the scourge of the disease engaged preventive measures to control the disease. This explains why preventive measures including population resettlement, travel restrictions fly depopulation and bush clearing was primordial in the fight against the disease. This paper argues that preventive measures succeeded to an extent in rolling back the scourge of sleeping sickness in British southern Cameroons. Preventive measures impeded the advancement of socio-economic activities in most disease prevalent areas.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Oct. 16, 2022
Blood Group Typing of Students of Govt.Degree College Doda, Jammu and Kashmir: A Case Study
Ajaz Ahmed Wani, Imteyaz Ahmed, Muneesh Kumar
Page no 540-542
ABO blood group system was the 1st human blood group system to be discovered. Blood group is an integral part of clinical diagnosis using various hematological techniques to understand hematological disorders. Blood type is a classification of blood based on the presence and absence of antibodies and inherited antigenic substance on the surface of red blood cells. It is important to have clear information on blood groups in case of blood transfusion and related matters. It is also mandatory to have complete history of patient including the blood grouping and for the establishment and maintenance of blood banks.The present study was carried out among the students of Govt.Degree College Doda, Jammu and Kashmir from 10th of May to 20th of June 2022 in which 950 students participated .The collected data was statistically analysed in the form of Pie charts and bar diagrams by using Microsoft Excel software.
CASE REPORT | Oct. 22, 2022
A positive immunological assessment revealing a silent celiac disease in a patient with hepatic cirrhosis: A case report
Hanae Kaaouch, Mohamed Ouboks, Ibrahim El Mitri, Ouahiba Bhallil
Page no 543-545
Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune enteropathy induced by gluten, characterized by a specific genetic genotype (HLA- DQ2 and HLA DQ8). The clinical manifestations are polymorphic with many atypical forms, this leads to difficulty in diagnosis. We report here the case of a patient with known carriers of portal hypertension on hepatic cirrhosis since her young age without any specified cause, admitted at the Gastroenterology Department for hemorrhagic decompensation of her portal hypertension. The immunological assessment and the histology of duodenal biopsies revealed a silent celiac disease.
CASE REPORT | Oct. 25, 2022
Sarcoidosis of the Extra-Ocular Muscles: Case Report
Page no 546-548
Sarcoidosis is one of the leading causes of inflammatory eye disease. Patients with ocular sarcoidosis can present with a wide range of clinical presentations and severity. This case demonstrates an unusual presentation of unilateral infiltration of the extra-ocular muscles, sparing the uveal tissues and lacrimal glands. This case highlights the importance of screening for ocular involvement in sarcoidosis, and to consider sarcoidosis in the differential for peri-orbital swelling and diplopia.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Oct. 27, 2022
Adhesive Capsulitis Motor and Sensory Stimulation during Radiofrequency Treatment
Hussein Imran Mousa
Page no 549-554
Background: Adhesive Capsulitis is a frequent issue that can cause serious impairment. There have been many different treatments explored, with encouraging outcomes, but the effectiveness of these interventions is not well supported by the available data. Anecdotally, pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) to the suprascapular nerve (SSN) has been described as a safe and effective procedure. In addition to the PRF SSN, this study provides evidence of therapeutic motor and sensory stimulation. Methods: 110 patients with adhesive capsulitis underwent percutaneous PRF to the SSN under ultrasound guidance, and the results were prospectively evaluated. Patients were split into two groups. The SSN was demonstrated by the first group (60) in the suprascapular region. A second group of 50 people used a radio frequency equipment to apply motor and sensory stimulation (MSS) cycles to the proximal SSN in the supraclavicular area in addition to the PRF. At 2, 8, and 12 weeks, respectively, the pain was monitored using the Visual Analog Scale and active range of motion (AROM) in the shoulder. Results: Patients in both groups reported significantly substantial reductions in pain scores and improved movement all-time points as compared to pre-procedure scores (P<0.001). Supraclavicular pRF with stimulation significantly reduced pain scores and improved shoulder motions at 2 and 4 weeks compared to suprascapular PRF with stimulation (p<0.05). Regarded 12-month follow-up group showed a substantial improvement in shoulder motions (p<0.05), but there was no discernible difference in pain level. Conclusion Proximal PRF SSN with MSS demonstrated encouraging outcomes for early pain relief and enhancement of shoulder functioning. There are financial advantages. Without the need for hospitalization or extended physical therapy sessions, return to work sooner. However, the sample size was too tiny to allow for any significant interpretation.