Clinical Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of a Compound Unani Herbal Formulation Sharbat-E-Unsul Murakkab in Sual-E-Muzmin (Chronic Bronchitis) (Global Dispensary) (Clinical Report)

Clinical Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of a Compound Unani Herbal Formulation Sharbat-E-Unsul Murakkab in Sual-E-Muzmin (Chronic Bronchitis) (Global Dispensary) (Clinical Report)

Introduction Chronic bronchitis is a common ailment of respiratory systems manifesting as productive cough and dyspnea due to mucosal irritation caused by smoking, occupational irritants, bacterial and viral infections (Davidson 1971). In winter there is worsening of the patient’s condition which is known as acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis or winter cough (Davidson 1971). It […]

Variables Associated with Islet Yield in Autologous Islet Cell Transplantation for Chronic Pancreatitis (Clinical Report)

Variables Associated with Islet Yield in Autologous Islet Cell Transplantation for Chronic Pancreatitis (Clinical Report)

Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a progressive inflammatory disease that destroys not only pancreatic acini but also islets in its late stage (1, 2). Episodes of severe abdominal pain are usually present in the natural course of CP, where both exocrine and endocrine function is also lost. Efforts such as decreasing smoking and alcohol use, taking […]

Considerations in Treating Patients with Chronic Pain (Medicolegal Issues) (Report)

Considerations in Treating Patients with Chronic Pain (Medicolegal Issues) (Report)

Without question, the medical management of chronic pain patients presents primary care practitioners with significant challenges. Often these patients do not improve to the point that they no longer require medication management and other routine medical services (1). These patients also generally take up a disproportionate amount of the practitioner’s time at office visits, and […]

The Relationship Between Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase Levels and Chronic Kidney Disease Among Appalachian Adults (Scientific Article) (Report)

The Relationship Between Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase Levels and Chronic Kidney Disease Among Appalachian Adults (Scientific Article) (Report)

Introduction Serum gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), an enzyme responsible for extracellular catabolism of glutathione and a marker of oxidative stress (1) has been shown to be associated with diabetes mellitus (2) and hypertension, (3) which are considered to be independent risk factors for chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, few epidemiological studies have explored the independent relationship […]