American Journal of Internal Medicine

Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2016

  • The Utility of Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion for Management of Mild to Moderate Diabetic Ketoacidosis

    Magui Abdel Moneim Shalash, Ali Ahmed Abdel Rahim, Kamel Hemida Rohoma, Marwa Abdel Maaboud Elnabawy

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2016
    Pages: 43-48
    Received: 13 April 2016
    Accepted: 22 April 2016
    Published: 11 May 2016
    Abstract: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is the commonest hyperglycemic emergency in people with diabetes. Fluid and insulin, commonly via intravenous route, is the mainstay of treatment; however, other methods of insulin administration have been tried. In this study, we aimed at comparing the efficacy and safety of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSI... Show More
  • The Effect of Dose-Reduced Combination Oral Contraceptives Containing 20 µg of Ethinyl Estradiol and 100 µg of Levonorgestrel on Lipid Metabolism: A Meta-Analysis

    Lin Chen, Jun Xu, Shaohui Cai

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2016
    Pages: 49-59
    Received: 20 April 2016
    Accepted: 29 April 2016
    Published: 17 May 2016
    Abstract: Lipid metabolic disturbance induced by the synthetic steroids used in combination oral contraceptives (COCs) has been considered as one of the potential risk factors of cardiovascular diseases. A lower-dose preparation that contains 20 µg of ethinyl estradiol and 100 µg of levonorgestrel (20EE/LNG) has proven effective in most clinical studies, whe... Show More