To The Editor, I sincerely thank the reader for going through my article  and raising his doubts. In fact, this review was written basically for general pediatricians about the practical management of acute immune thrombocytopenic purpura in children keeping in view the recommendations of American Society of Hematology [ASH] . So the purpose of […]
Introduction Cancer incidence is gradually increasing while deaths caused by malignant diseases decrease. When all female cancers are considered, despite an increase in the cancer incidence by 0.3% annually from 1987 to 1999, the death rates for all cancers combined decreased by 0.6% annually from 1992 to 1999 as a result of improvements in current […]
Introduction Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which include autism, Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), are a group of disorders characterized by a host of difficulties with social interactions, communication, and repetitive behaviors or interests (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Although currently defined by a triad of impairments, difficulties with social relationships and […]
Introduction Infectious complications constitute an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients who undergo hematopoietic progenitor transplantation (HSCT). Bloodstream infections are among the most frequent bacterial infections in these patients, and central vascular catheters are a very common source of the bacteremia [1,2]. Catheter-related bacteremia (CRB) is an increasing-in-frequency and potentially life-threatening complication.
Introduction Since its identification in 1981, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and the associated acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) remain a major health burden globally. Recent estimates indicate that over 35 million people are affected worldwide, with mortality counts of over 20 million . About 70% of these deaths have occurred in sub-Saharan Africa , where […]
Abstract: A 19-month-old sun conure (Aratinga solstitialis) of undetermined sex was examined for feather picking of the cranial ventral thoracic region and a lump on the right shoulder. An irregular dermal mass present on the dorsal aspect of the bird’s right shoulder was surgically removed. On the basis of histopathologic, histochemical, and immunohistochemical examination, the […]
INTRODUCTION The global health burden from liver disease is immense with over 450 million individuals infected with viral hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) (1) Cirrhosis kills 27,000 Americans each year, and over 25 million Americans have liver-related diseases. The World Health Organization estimates that there are at least 21.3 million hepatitis C virus (HCV) carriers […]