Scientific and Medical Communication

Scientific and Medical Communication

Scientific and Medical Communication: A Guide for Effective Practice prepares readers to effectively communicate in professional scientific communities. The material in this book is firmly grounded in more than 500 published research findings and editorials by scientific writers, authors, and journal editors. Thus, this text provides the broadest and most comprehensive analysis of scientific writing. […]

Retrospective Review of Snake Bite Victims (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Retrospective Review of Snake Bite Victims (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Introduction Venomous snakebites are a serious health hazard in several parts of the world. Fragmentary evidence available suggests that several million bites and envenomation occur worldwide each year, leading to tens of thousands of deaths (1,2). In several parts of Asia and Africa where snakebites have a particularly high rate of mortality (10-12%), young agricultural […]

Progress of Preventing Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV at Primary Healthcare Facilities and District Hospitals in Three South African Provinces (Scientific Letters) (Report)

Progress of Preventing Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV at Primary Healthcare Facilities and District Hospitals in Three South African Provinces (Scientific Letters) (Report)

Since the introduction of prevention of mother-to-child-transmission (PMTCT) strategies, vertical transmission of HIV has declined in low- and middle-income countries over 20 years from 20-40% to 2.8% in the best-case scenarios. (1) In wealthy countries, transmission rates are below 2%. (2,3) In South Africa, the revised clinical guidelines introduced in 2010 included starting dual zidovudine/nevirapine […]

Altitude Induced Migraine (Scientific Article) (Case Study)

Altitude Induced Migraine (Scientific Article) (Case Study)

Introduction Ascent to high altitude is associated with a variety of neurologic symptoms, most commonly headaches. High altitude is known to induce both migraine and non-migraine headaches, and is more common in those who previously suffered from headaches. (1) No reports were found in the literature of first migraine or probable migraine triggered at high […]

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) in Patients with Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP): a Community Hospital Experience and Review of the Literature (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) in Patients with Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP): a Community Hospital Experience and Review of the Literature (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Introduction Patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) are at risk for microvascular bleeding. The frequency of excessive bleeding with CPB varies according to the definition used. Although a recent analysis indicated that 11% of patients have excessive bleeding after cardiac surgery1, only 5-7% have postoperative blood loss of more than 2 liters over […]