American Journal of Internal Medicine

Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015

  • Health Care Maintenance of Saudi Elderly Women in Outpatient Clinics

    Muneerah albugami, Yasmin Al Twaijri, Hussam Janaid, Abdulwahab Heggi, Abdelazeim Elamin, Rania Abdelreheem, Siddiquee Mohammed, Walae Alahmadi, Noura Alturaif

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 197-203
    Received: 24 June 2015
    Accepted: 4 August 2015
    Published: 13 August 2015
    Abstract: Lifestyle modifications, screenings, early identification, and appropriate intervention may prevent many chronic conditions that cause morbidity and mortality in elderly women. The objective of our study is to describe the current clinical practice of preventive health services (screening, counselling and immunization) among elderly women. This is ... Show More
  • Aminaftone in the Treatment of Raynaud’s Phenomenon in Systemic Sclerosis: New Perspectives

    Simone Parisi, Marco Scarati, Marta Priora, Clara Lisa Peroni, Angela Laganà, Enrico Fusaro

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 204-209
    Received: 3 August 2015
    Accepted: 10 August 2015
    Published: 19 August 2015
    Abstract: Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy (in terms of improved VAS Pain, Raynaud's Phenomenon attacks frequency and Raynaud’s Condition Score) of the Aminaftone in patients with Raynaud’s Phenomenon (RP) secondary to Systemic Sclerosis (SSc). Methods: Open label controlled study. We evaluated the efficacy of Aminaftone in the tre... Show More
  • Erythema Nodosum During Adalimumab Therapy: An Idiopathic Transient Paradoxical Effect

    Ilker Ilhanli, Yunus Durmaz, Necip Guder, Kıvanc Cengiz

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 210-212
    Received: 16 August 2015
    Accepted: 20 August 2015
    Published: 29 August 2015
    Abstract: Contrary to their undoubted efficacy on rheumatologic diseases, potential for developing skin lesions with Tumor necrosis alpha blockers (Anti-TNF alpha) is an important question in our minds. Although we know, most of the studies and case reports in the literature show that adalimumab is an effective treatment agent on erythema nodosum, we should ... Show More
  • Underweight May Be a Risk Factor for Lower Bone Density in Chronic Hepatitis C Infected Male Patients

    Amin R. Soliman, Hatem Darwish, Ahmed Hamdy, Mahmoud A. Soliman

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015
    Pages: 213-216
    Received: 22 August 2015
    Accepted: 29 August 2015
    Published: 9 September 2015
    Abstract: Background/Aim of the study: Osteoporosis and osteopenia are well known complications in patients with chronic liver disease, we aimed to investigate Egyptian male patients with chronic hepatitis C infection as regard the bone mineral density and risk factors for osteoporosis in this subpopulation and correlating it to BMI (body mass index). Patien... Show More