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 […]
In India, the obesity epidemic will propel obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) to an increasingly important public health issue over the next few years. The future areas of sleep research in our country will have to focus on the cause and effect relationship of OSAS with obesity related co-morbid diseases like type 2 diabetes mellitus, […]
Introduction Varicella is a common childhood infection and can be complicated by secondary bacterial infection, pneumonia, acute cerebellar ataxia, meningoencephalitis, Reye’s syndrome, purpura fulminans and hemophagocytic syndrome, especially in immunocompromised hosts . After the host is infected by varicella zoster virus (VZV) via droplets, VZV completes 10 to 21 days of an incubation period in […]
Byline: Malik Wajid Ali, Mowadat Hussain Rana and Sohail Ali – Email: [email protected] Background: On 8 October 2005, an earthquake of 7.6 magnitude hit Pakistan leaving about 75,000 dead and thousands homeless. Worst damage was in the territory of Kashmir. Children exposed to a natural disaster can develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress symptoms and disorder […]