Wishing you a very Happy Birthday | Dr. Yong-Ku Kim

Dr. Yong-Ku Kim serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Current Psychiatry Research and Reviews

Dr. Yong-Ku Kim

Yong-Ku Kim
Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine
Korea University
Ansan Hospital
Danwon-gu, Ansan
Republic of Korea

E-BOOK – Diagnosis and Treatment in Rheumatology

 

9781681086552-1

BY

MALGORZATA WISLOWSKA

 

This book has been written to summarize all key rheumatic diseases into one clear and concise reference text, which includes current treatment and statistics in the field of rheumatology.

This book presents all up to date information that is easily accessible by medical professionals and students.

Emphasis has been placed on precise and early diagnosis of diseases, as well as reports and findings covering current treatments used, as well as alternative therapies which are being investigated.

Each chapter has a clear heading and follows a logical pattern of disease definition, clinical features, epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment, making it ideal to find information quickly and effectively.

Students may find this book helpful, as the information is presented in facts, short texts and tables, so that the main features of each diseases are highlighted.

This textbook is factual and an easy read, making it ideal in understanding the field of rheumatology, which was after all, the main aim in composing this book.

 

For more details, please visit: https://ebooks.benthamscience.com/book/9781681086552/

ARTICLE TO READ ON WORLD DIABETES DAY

Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus in the United Arab Emirates

Journal: Current Diabetes Reviews

Author(s): Hira Abdul Razzak, Alya Harbi, Wael Shelpai, Ahmad Qawas

Abstract:

Background/ Objective: Diabetes mellitus is a non-communicable disease which has become a major global public health issue. This systematic review summarized epidemiological studies related to the prevalence, risk factors, complications, incidence, knowledge, attitude and practices of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) among Arab population in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Method: PubMed, Scopus databases, Science direct, Wiley online library, and other local journals were searched to identify relevant literature using appropriate keywords to retrieve studies conducted in the UAE. Search limits were restricted to studies in English language, between 2007 and 2016, and on UAE population (both citizens and expatriates).

Results: Electronic database search yielded 24 studies about the prevalence, incidence, complications, risk factors, knowledge, attitudes and practices of diabetes, including cross sectional studies (n =18), population-based survey (n = 1), retrospective cohort studies (n = 3), qualitative (n=1), and randomized controlled trial (n = 1). Countrywide prevalence estimates of Diabetes Mellitus were reported to be high. The major determinants of Diabetes Mellitus involved hypertension, physical inactivity, sedentary lifestyle, and unhealthy diet.

Conclusion: Even though past evidences have promulgated the role of numerous causative factors, the epidemiological implications of some of the risk factors including family history, educational level, and the use of alcohol remains elusive. This systematic review signifies epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus in the United Arab Emirates and suggests that extra efforts are needed for preventive and curative strategies in order to decrease the burden of this non-communicable disease.

Read more here: http://www.eurekaselect.com/155750

 

EVA – Ageing Of The Blood Vessels Before Time

Celebrating the World Heart Day on September 29th, we bring our focus to some serious problems related to the heart and vascular system that can lead a human being towards death. One such problem is the ageing of the blood vessels before their actual time. This phenomenon is called Early Vascular Ageing or EVA. Early vascular ageing is a significant marker for cardiovascular diseases and is generally identified by stiffening of the arteries.

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EVA is caused when the blood vessels show signs of ageing before they reach their chronological age. This renders the blood vessels to be less flexible and disturbs the control of blood flow from and to the heart. It may occur due to various reasons including genetic factors, environmental effects on vascular system or any damages caused to the blood vessels over time etc. As the researchers, Dr. Stephane Laurent et al. notify in their article published in the journal, Current Hypertension Reviews, EVA is a problem that needs a lot of attention and finding its prevention can ensure many cardiovascular diseases can be combatted.

The article, Early Vascular Ageing (EVA): Definitions and Clinical Applicability, explains the phenomenon, its consequences and opportunities for finding preventive measures.

Find more studies on Early Vascular Ageing here: http://benthamscience.com/journals/current-hypertension-reviews/

Editor’s Choice – “The Status of Methicillin Resistance Among Egyptian Staphylococcus aureus Isolates: An Overview”

Journal: Infectious Disorders – Drug Targets

Author(s): Alaa Abouelfetouh

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Abstract:

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is responsible for a large number of antibiotic resistant infections worldwide. Understanding the epidemiology and identifying the molecular characteristics of MRSA is elemental in designing infection control plans to minimize the risks associated with these infections. The prevalence of MRSA varies between the different geographic regions. In Egypt, such knowledge is sparse, with a limited number of isolated studies reporting the infection rate of MRSA in select parts of the country. This work summarizes the few published reports that described MRSA prevalence and types in Egypt.

Read more here: http://www.eurekaselect.com/144438/article

Editor’s Choice – “The Status of Methicillin Resistance Among Egyptian Staphylococcus aureus Isolates: An Overview”

Journal: Infectious Disorders – Drug Targets

Author(s): Alaa Abouelfetouh

iddt

Abstract:

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is responsible for a large number of antibiotic resistant infections worldwide. Understanding the epidemiology and identifying the molecular characteristics of MRSA is elemental in designing infection control plans to minimize the risks associated with these infections. The prevalence of MRSA varies between the different geographic regions. In Egypt, such knowledge is sparse, with a limited number of isolated studies reporting the infection rate of MRSA in select parts of the country. This work summarizes the few published reports that described MRSA prevalence and types in Egypt.

Read more here: http://www.eurekaselect.com/144438

Editor’s Choice – “Epidemiology and Pathology of Malignant Mesothelioma”

Journal: Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews

Author(s): Jack A. Kastelik, Mahmoud Loubani, Michael Greenstone, Simon Hart and Anne Campbell

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Abstract:

Malignant Mesothelioma: Asbestos are naturally occurring fibrous silicate materials. It is well recognised that inhalation of asbestos fibres especially amphiboles is the most important risk factor for developing mesothelioma. The epidemiological models of association between the risks of asbestos and malignant mesothelioma take into consideration not only cumulative exposure but also time since first exposure. Current epidemiological estimates suggest that mesothelioma will remain a public health problem for a number of years with epidemiological studies suggesting that the peak incidence of mesothelioma has not been reached. In the global context, mesothelioma remains responsible for between 15,000 – 20,000 deaths annually. Malignant mesothelioma can be divided as per World Health Organization classification into epithelioid, sarcomatoid, desmoplastic and biphasic subtypes.

Read more here: http://benthamscience.com/journals/current-respiratory-medicine-reviews/volume/12/issue/4/page/271/ 

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