American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine

Volume 2, Issue 5, September 2014

  • Changes in Inner Ear Structure and Function after Drill - Induced Acoustic Trauma

    Fahd Alharbi, Mohammed Rifaat Ahmed

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 5, September 2014
    Pages: 90-96
    Received: Aug. 29, 2014
    Accepted: Sep. 15, 2014
    Published: Sep. 30, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajcem.20140205.11
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    Abstract: Background: drilling on the intact ossicular chain produce acoustic trauma resulting in inner ear structure damage, these changes occurred in organ of corti with disruption of cytoarchitecture and cellular degeneration. Objective: To evaluate the changes in inner ear structure and function after drill - induced acoustic trauma in guinea pigs by Sca... Show More
  • Sanitary Biosecurity Test against Hospital Acquired Fungal Infections: The Role of Hemolymph from the Cochineal Insect

    Fernando Garía-Gil De Muñoz, Ignacio Del Río-Dueñas, Rodrigo Ramos-Zúñiga, Fidel Hernández-Hernández, H. Raúl. Pérez-Gómez, Ana Macías-Ornelas, Ramiro López-Elizalde

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 5, September 2014
    Pages: 97-102
    Received: Sep. 03, 2014
    Accepted: Sep. 19, 2014
    Published: Sep. 30, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajcem.20140205.12
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    Abstract: Background: Fungal infections are significant risk factors for nosocomial infections. They are associated with environmental spores and they are potential colonizers in hospital infrastructure, instruments or specific vectors. Usually they are identified by means of microbiology and culture media for definitive diagnosis. The objective is to evalua... Show More
  • Treating Benign Halo Nevus and Focal Vitiligo with Topical Tacrolimus: A Brief Report

    Delwar Hossain

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 5, September 2014
    Pages: 103-105
    Received: Sep. 24, 2014
    Accepted: Sep. 30, 2014
    Published: Oct. 10, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajcem.20140205.13
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    Abstract: Three patients had been suffering from benign halo nevus and focal vitiligo. They were treated with topical tacrolimus for 12 months. Remission was achieved in both the diseases. Pigmented moles of the halo nevi were unchanged and no harm was incurred to the patients. There was minimal self-limiting side effect from the tacrolimus.
  • The Significance of Fas/Fasl Expression in Celiac Disease, Non-Specific Duedonitis and in Duedonum Biopsies Showing Increase in Intraepithelial Lymphocytes

    Nurdan Tatar, Serdar Yanık, Ayse Neslin Akkoca, Zeynep Tugba Ozdemir, Mustafa Calıskan, Didem Sozutek, Pınar Atasoy

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 5, September 2014
    Pages: 106-116
    Received: Sep. 26, 2014
    Accepted: Oct. 09, 2014
    Published: Oct. 20, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajcem.20140205.14
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    Abstract: Aim: Celiac disease (CD) is a chronic malabsorbtion disease of the small bowel. With a prevelance of about %1 it is a common disease in the community. FAS-FASL system which induces apopitosis is one of the most important pathways and responsible fort he development of mucosal atrophy in CD. The aim of this study is to investigate the patients who h... Show More