Identification of Genes Contributing to Cardiovascular Disease in Overweight and Obese Individuals from West Virginia (Scientific Article) (Report)

Introduction Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death and premature disability in the United States. (1,2,3) In its most recent update on heart disease, the American Heart Association reported that 16.8 million US adults are afflicted...

The Integration of Clerkships: Wvu’s Innovative Approach to Curriculum Delivery at a Regional Campus (Scientific Article) (Report)

Introduction The American Association of American Medical Colleges has recommended a 30% increase in medical student enrollment by 2015 to address a major physician shortage within the next decade. Accordingly, many medical schools are forming regional clinical campuses to...

Septic Pelvic Thrombophlebitis Due to Staphylococcus Aureus (Scientific Article) (Case Study)

Introduction We present a case of a 30-year-old white female in prior good health, who developed post partum septic pelvic thrombophlebitis with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.

Standing in the Gap: The Primary Care Physician and Alzheimer’s Disease (Scientific Article: Special Issue) (Disease/Disorder Overview)

Introduction An astonishing volume of material has been published about Alzheimer’s disease in recent years. Typing the word “Alzheimer’s” into Google will reward you with 13,600,000 “results” in 0.15 seconds, and a PubMed search of the same instantly yields...

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer in West Virginia (Scientific Article) (Report)

Objectives After reading this article, the participant will better understand the molecular, genetic and histopathology involved in breast cancer as well as the changing pattern of early breast cancer in West Virginia.

Management of Cryptoccocal Meningitis in Resource-Limited Settings: A Systematic Review (Scientific Letters) (Clinical Report)

To the Editor: Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) remains a serious cause of mortality and morbidity in individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The optimal treatment of CM is unknown. We conducted a systematic review to determine the best...

Severe Acute Respiratory Infection with Influenza A (H1N1) During Pregnancy (Scientific Letters) (Report)

To the Editor: Pregnant women are at high risk of severe acute respiratory infection if infected with the influenza A (H1N1) virus. On 14 August 2009 the first complicated H1N1 obstetric patient was admitted to the obstetric critical care...

Medical and Scientific Abbreviations

MEDICAL & SCIENTIFIC ABBREVIATIONS Specially designed for Medical Assistants, Nurses and medical students _____________________________, This book is an excellent tool for use by Medical Assistants And health care professionals. It simplifies the process Of finding and applying medical and...

HIV Prevalence and Incidence in People 50 Years and Older in Rural South Africa (Scientific Letters) (Letter to the Editor)

To the Editor: Studies of HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa usually focus on the age group 15-49 years. (1) However, estimates of HIV prevalence in older people are required for health policy and planning. The health care and social...

Only for “Purely Scientific” Institutions: The Medical Library Association’s Exchange, 1898-1950S (Report)

INTRODUCTION By the late nineteenth century, formal exchanges of scientific materials operated among federal institutions, but they did not include medical publications. North American leaders in medicine therefore called for their own centralized exchange, to improve their libraries through...

Estimating the Burden of Disease Attributable to Interpersonal Violence in South Africa in 2000 (Scientific Letter) (Letter to the Editor)

To the Editor: Violence, previously considered a social issue, is now an acknowledged public health problem. It is defined as the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against another person, against oneself, or against a...

Current Challenges and Choices in Scientific Publication.

Providing access to scholarly scientific, technical, and medical (STM) information is becoming an increasingly difficult challenge. Authors need to be aware of the barriers facing the timely and widespread distribution of their scientific findings. After all, the dissemination of...

Utility of Upper Endoscopy and Colonoscopy in Evaluating Gastrointestinal Luminal Wall Thickening Found on Computed Tomography (Scientific Article) (Report)

Introduction Computed Tomography (CT) is an increasingly used modality in the initial work-up of patients who present with abdominal pain. CT scans are known to be an effective diagnostic tool in the evaluation of abdominal pathology such as tumors,...

NDM-1 Has Arrived: First Report of a Carbapenem Resistance Mechanism in South Africa (Scientific Letter) (Carbapenemase) (Letter to the Editor) (Report)

To the Editor: Resistance to -lactam antibiotics in Enterobacteriaceae has steadily increased, with the emergence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) seen in the past decade. Resistance to carbapenems may be mediated via a variety of mechanisms, but the development and...

Major Trauma in West Virginia Dementia Patients Injury Patterns, Discharge Dispositions and Implications for Treatment and Injury Prevention (Scientific Article: Special Issue)

Introduction The 2000 census showed that 15.3% of West Virginia’s population or 276,895 people were 65 years or older. (1) The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources in 2000 estimated that 40,000 West Virginians had Alzheimer’s Dementia,...

Introducing Pentavalent Vaccine in EPI in India: A Counsel for Prudence in Interpreting Scientific Literature (Correspondence) (Expanded Programme on Immunization)

Sir, Lone et al (1), have cautioned about the introduction of pentavalent vaccine, that also includes vaccine against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), citing several studies in support of the lower Hib disease burden in India, which stems from...

Hereditary C1 Esterase Deficiency in a Zulu Kindred (Scientific Letter) (Letter to the Editor)

To the Editor: Hereditary angio-oedema is a rare genetic disorder characterised by recurrent episodes of potentially life-threatening angio-oedema. Despite the apparent absence of variation in incidence among ethnic groups, this is the first reported series in a sub-Saharan African...

Electronic Scientific, Technical, and Medical Journal Publishing and Its Implications

The Symposium on Electronic Scientific, Technical, and Medical (STM) Journals and Its Implications addressed five key areas. The first two areas addressed–costs of publication and publication business models and revenue–focused on the STM publishing enterprise as it exists today...

Incidental Pheochromocytoma: Fifteen-Year Experience at a Community Hospital (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Abstract Background: Pheochromocytoma is a well-recognized neuroendocrine tumor. Classical symptoms are well described, but recent studies have suggested that many patients are diagnosed incidentally. No studies have evaluated incidental pheochromocytoma with respect to year of diagnosis. Methods: A retrospective...

Free Muscle Flap Reconstructions Using Interpositional Vein Grafts Vs. Local Anastomosis: A 5-Year Experience at a Rural Tertiary Care Center (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Introduction The primary goal in any patient is to return him or her to as normal a life as possible after repair of injury. The ability to cover tissue defects has greatly helped to fulfill this goal. The use...