American Journal of Internal Medicine

Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014

  • Percentage of Hemoglobin A1C(HbA1c) as an Indicator of Pre-Diabetic Condition in Impaired Glucose Level Patients

    Binay Kumar Raut, Mukesh Kumar Jha, Sapana Koju, Kishor Khanal, Shyam Sundar Malla

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 59-62
    Received: 16 June 2014
    Accepted: 28 June 2014
    Published: 30 June 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajim.20140204.11
    Abstract: Background: The high prevalence of diabetes mellitus has emerged as a worldwide public health problem in the past 20 years. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, estimated to account for 85–90% of diabetes. Hemoglobin A(1c) (HbA1c) has been widely used as a clinically important assessment tool for outcome analyses related to glycemic... Show More
  • A Patient with Drug-Induced Hepatic Injury Caused by a Switch to Generic Bezafibrate

    Makoto Irie, Kaoru Iwata, Akira Anan, Naoaki Tsuchiya, Atsushi Fukunaga, Kazuhide Takata, Tanaka Takashi, Keiji Yokoyama, Daisuke Morihara, Yasuaki Takeyama, Satoshi Shakado, Tetsuro Sohda, Shotaro Sakisaka

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 63-66
    Received: 23 May 2014
    Accepted: 9 July 2014
    Published: 20 July 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajim.20140204.12
    Abstract: A 76-year-old woman with primary biliary cirrhosis and hypertension had been treated with a combination of oral ursodeoxycholic acid, bezafibrate and benidipine hydrochloride. After switching from brand name to generic bezafibrate, her liver injury became exacerbated. Her lymphocytes reacted with generic bezafibrate on a drug-lymphocyte stimulation... Show More
  • Neurohistopathological Findings of the Effects of Amprolium on the Brain and Spinal Cord Changes in the a Animal Model: An Experimental Study

    Reza Sedaghat, Javad Javanbakht

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 67-71
    Received: 31 May 2014
    Accepted: 15 July 2014
    Published: 30 July 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajim.20140204.13
    Abstract: The aim of the study was to evaluate the polioencephalomalacia induced with amprolium in goats: pathologic changes of the central nervous system. Eight apparently healthy goats of 6 to 9 weeks of age were drenched with amprolium (200 mg/kg body weight) till the development of clinical signs. Three goats of the same age group were drenched with tap ... Show More
  • The Frequency and Etiology of Recurrent Apthous Stomatitis in Helicobacter Pylori Positive Patients

    Ayşe Neslin Akkoca, Zeynep Tuba Özdemir, Serdar Yanık, Seçil Günher Arıca, Hülya Yalçin, Gül Soylu Özler

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 72-78
    Received: 25 June 2014
    Accepted: 25 July 2014
    Published: 30 July 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajim.20140204.14
    Abstract: Objective: Recurrent aphthous ulcerations (RAU) is a disease characterized by recurrent painful ulcerations of the oral mucosa. The etiopathogenesis of the disease still unknown, and recently the role of Helicobacter pylori (HP) is overlooked. RAU frequency and etiologic factors of HP positive patients have been investigated in this study. Material... Show More
  • An Autopsic Examination Case of Diagnosed Brugada Syndrome

    Satoshi Furukawa, Satomu Morita, Hayato Okunaga, Lisa Wingenfeld, Akari Takaya, Tokiko Nakagawa, Ikuo Sakaguchi, Yoshio Yamamoto, Takasi Ashihara, Minoru Horie, Katsuji Nishi, Masahito Hitosugi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014
    Pages: 79-82
    Received: 17 July 2014
    Accepted: 30 July 2014
    Published: 10 August 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajim.20140204.15
    Abstract: Brugada syndrome is a cardiac disorder characterized by typical ECG alterations, and it is associated with a high risk for sudden cardiac death, affecting young subjects with structurally normal hearts. The prevalence of this disorder is still uncertain, presenting marked geographical differences. The syndrome has a genetic basis, and several mutat... Show More