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F&S Science : Official journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine     Open Access  
Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Facta Universitatis, Series : Medicine and Biology     Open Access  
Family Medicine and Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Family Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Family Practice & Palliative Care     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Family Practice Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Faridpur Medical College Journal     Open Access  
FEM : Revista de la Fundación Educación Médica     Open Access  
Finlay : Revista de Enfermedades no Transmisibles     Open Access  
Fisioterapia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Fisioterapia & Saúde Funcional     Open Access  
Flugmedizin · Tropenmedizin · Reisemedizin - FTR     Hybrid Journal  
FMC - Formación Médica Continuada en Atención Primaria     Full-text available via subscription  
Folia Medica     Open Access  
Folia Medica Indonesiana     Open Access  
Folia Morphologica     Full-text available via subscription  
Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Fontanus     Open Access  
Food Hydrocolloids for Health     Open Access  
Foodborne Pathogens and Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Foot & Ankle Specialist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Foot and Ankle Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Foot and Ankle Online Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Forensic Science International : Mind and Law     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Forum Medycyny Rodzinnej     Hybrid Journal  
Forum Zaburzeń Metabolicznych     Hybrid Journal  
Frontières     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Frontiers in Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Frontiers in Medical Technology     Open Access  
Frontiers in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Network Physiology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Neuroprosthetics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Tropical Diseases     Open Access  
Frontiers of Medical and Biological Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Frontiers of Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Fuss & Sprunggelenk     Hybrid Journal  
Future Medicinal Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Future Prescriber     Hybrid Journal  
Future Science OA     Open Access  
Gaceta Médica Boliviana     Open Access  
Gaceta Médica Espirituana     Open Access  
Galen Medical Journal     Open Access  
Galician Medical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Galle Medical Journal     Open Access  
Gefäßmedizin Scan     Hybrid Journal  
Gender and the Genome     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gene Expression     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
General Reanimatology     Open Access  
Genes     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Genome Instability & Disease     Hybrid Journal  
Geoforum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Gestão e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Ghana Medical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
GigaScience     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Gimbernat : Revista d’Història de la Medicina i de les Ciències de la Salut     Open Access  
Glia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Global Advances in Health and Medicine     Open Access  
Global Bioethics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Global Health : Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Global Health Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Global Journal of Integrated Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine     Open Access  
Global Journal of Cancer Therapy     Open Access  
Global Journal of Fertility and Research     Open Access  
Global Journal of Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Global Journal of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Research     Open Access  
Global Journal of Medical and Clinical Case Reports     Open Access  
Global Journal of Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Journal of Perioperative Medicine     Open Access  
Global Journal of Rare Diseases     Open Access  
Global Medical & Health Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Reproductive Health     Open Access  
Grande Medical Journal     Open Access  
Growth Factors     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
GSTF Journal of Advances in Medical Research     Open Access  
Gümüşhane Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Hamdan Medical Journal     Open Access  
Hämostaseologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Hämostaseologie     Open Access  
Hand     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Hand Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Hand Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Hard Tissue     Open Access  
Head & Face Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Head and Neck Cancer Research     Open Access  
Head and Neck Tumors     Open Access  
Health Information : Jurnal Penelitian     Open Access  
Health Matrix : The Journal of Law-Medicine     Open Access  
Health Notions     Open Access  
Health Science Journal of Indonesia     Open Access  
Health Science Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Sciences and Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Sciences Review     Open Access  
Health Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare Technology Letters     Open Access  
Hearing, Balance and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Hearts     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
HEC Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Heighpubs Otolaryngology and Rhinology     Open Access  
Heilberufe     Hybrid Journal  
HeilberufeSCIENCE     Hybrid Journal  
Heilpflanzen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Helicobacter     Hybrid Journal  
HemaSphere     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hemoglobin     Hybrid Journal  
Hepatology, Medicine and Policy     Open Access  
HERALD of North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov     Open Access  
Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
Herzschrittmachertherapie + Elektrophysiologie     Hybrid Journal  
Highland Medical Research Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Hipertensión y Riesgo Vascular     Full-text available via subscription  
HIV Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Homeopathy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Homoeopathic Links     Hybrid Journal  
Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Horizonte Medico     Open Access  
Hormones : International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism     Hybrid Journal  
Hospital a Domicilio     Open Access  
Hospital Practices and Research     Open Access  
Hospital Topics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Hua Hin Sook Jai Klai Kangwon Journal     Open Access  
Huisarts en wetenschap     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human & Veterinary Medicine - International Journal of the Bioflux Society     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Human Factors in Healthcare     Open Access  
Human Fertility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Humanidades Médicas     Open Access  
I.P. Pavlov Russian Medical Biological Herald     Open Access  
Iatreia     Open Access  
Ibnosina Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences     Open Access  
IDCases     Open Access  
IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
IJID Regions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJS Global Health     Open Access  
IJU Case Reports     Open Access  
iLiver     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Im OP     Hybrid Journal  
Image Analysis & Stereology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IMAGING     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Imaging in Medicine     Open Access  
Imaging Journal of Clinical and Medical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Imam Journal of Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Ayurveda and lntegrative Medicine Klue     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian Journal of Burns     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Clinical Medicine     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Community and Family Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Community Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Health Sciences and Biomedical Research KLEU     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Medical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian Journal of Medical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Medical Specialities     Hybrid Journal  
Indian Journal of Otology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Transplantation     Open Access  
Indian Spine Journal     Open Access  
Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesia Journal of Biomedical Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Biomedical Journal     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal for Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Journal of Medicine     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal of Tropical and Infectious Disease     Open Access  
Infant Observation: International Journal of Infant Observation and Its Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Inflammation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Inflammation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Info Diabetologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Infodir : Revista de Información científica para la Dirección en Salud     Open Access  
Informatics in Medicine Unlocked     Open Access  
Injury Prevention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
InnovAiT     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Innovare Journal of Health Science     Open Access  
Innovare Journal of Medical Science     Open Access  
Innovation in Aging     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Inside Precision Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Insights in Biology and Medicine     Open Access  
Integrative and Complementary Therapies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Integrative Medicine Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Integrative Medicine International     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Integrative Medicine Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Intellectual Disability Australasia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Intelligence-Based Medicine     Open Access  
Intelligent Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
intensiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
interactive Journal of Medical Research     Open Access  
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases     Open Access  
Interdisciplinary Sciences : Computational Life Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Internal Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Biomechanics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Health Trends and Perspectives     Open Access  
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Academic Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Hamdan Medical Journal
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ISSN (Print) 2227-2437 - ISSN (Online) 2227-247X
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  • Rheumatoid arthritis: A challenging inflammatory disease

    • Authors: Johannes Grisar
      Pages: 1 - 4
      Abstract: Johannes Grisar
      Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):1-4
      Introduction: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) represents the most common inflammatory joint disease of the western world. The main clinical manifestations of this disease are swelling and tenderness of the joints, mainly in the fingers accompanied by morning stiffness. Several laboratory parameters, like surrogates of inflammation but also rheumatoid factor (RF) and antibodies against citrullinated peptide (anti-ccP) are helpful for diagnosis as well as imaging tools, mainy X-rays, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Methods: This review will focus on the clinical manifestations and the pathophysiology of RA and highlight the therapeutic options. Results: With regards to efficacious therapies methotrexate (MTX) still represents the anchor drug for initial treatment combined with short term glucocorticoids. If this therapy fails however, several therapeutic options like bDMARDs and Janus Kinase (JAK) inhibitors have emerged during the last decades.Following the well established treat to target principle, the goal of a successful therapy is either remission or, if this can not be reached, low disease activity according to composite scores. The disease activity should be controlled in regular intervals. Conclusions: RA is a frequent inflammatory joint disease. The goal of a sufficient therapy is to reach clinical remission and we nowadays have a broad armamentarium available to treat this disease sufficiently in a large population of patients.
      Citation: Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):1-4
      PubDate: Sat,26 Mar 2022
      DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_22_22
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Acute coronary syndrome in COVID-19: Obstacles and management challenges

    • Authors: Anas Mohmoud Musa, Omar Yousef Al-Assaf, Nouha Azaza, Rahaf Wardeh, Reem Ahmad Awad
      Pages: 5 - 10
      Abstract: Anas Mohmoud Musa, Omar Yousef Al-Assaf, Nouha Azaza, Rahaf Wardeh, Reem Ahmad Awad
      Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):5-10
      Introduction: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus has caused a pandemic in 2019 causing a significant increase in mortality. Varied cardiac manifestations have been reported and variety of management plan used in different parts of the world. Methodology: A review process using PubMed and Google scholars was conducted for articles reporting any cardiac disease in SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV patients. Discussion: In this review, we focus the discussion on diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndrome and its association with COVID-19. In addition to ways improving patient care in such diseases.
      Citation: Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):5-10
      PubDate: Sat,26 Mar 2022
      DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_32_21
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Knowledge of breast cancer and self-diagnostic skills amongst women in the
           United Arab Emirates

    • Authors: Aysha Nasser Al Hosani, Nahla Eissa Al Mazrouei, Shalini Behl, Aisha Meskiri
      Pages: 11 - 18
      Abstract: Aysha Nasser Al Hosani, Nahla Eissa Al Mazrouei, Shalini Behl, Aisha Meskiri
      Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):11-18
      Background: Globally, breast cancer remains one of the world's greatest public health problems and a leading cause of death. Breast malignancies are considered as the major sites for tumors diagnosed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and they pose a significant concern for the general public's well-being. Aim: To conduct a descriptive cross-sectional study to determine the knowledge of breast cancer and self-diagnostic skills amongst women in the UAE. Methodology: The study was conducted for 1 month, based on an online survey designed via Microsoft Forms. It composed of 20 closed multiple-choice questions, which helped to assess the participant's knowledge of breast cancer and self-diagnostic skills. A total of 584 female participants were included in the study, out of which 498 (85.3%) were Emirati while 86 (14.7%) were non-Emirati females. Results: Despite the government's effort in enhancing breast cancer awareness programs across the UAE, only 6% of the females had excellent knowledge about breast cancer, 35% good, 46% average and 13% demonstrated poor knowledge. While only 4% had excellent breast self-examination skills, 17% had good skills, 61% had average skills and 18% had poor skills. A more concerning point was the least concern that females had towards non-lump breast cancer symptoms. Results from the current study showed that UAE female residents have an average knowledge of breast cancer and poor breast cancer self-diagnostic skills. Conclusion: The UAE government must emphasize the importance of breast screening practices, which may positively enhance breast-screening responses and practices amongst women in the UAE.
      Citation: Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):11-18
      PubDate: Sat,26 Mar 2022
      DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_88_20
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Trauma team training: A key to success

    • Authors: Amer Hashim Al Ani, Zeinab Kamal Riad, Heba Magdi Ahmed, Hesham Aboughosiba, Nizam Abuhussein, Hassan Abdulhakim, Nijamudeen Kabeer, Mumtaz Ibrahim, Anmar Atasi, Viqar Banday, Malik Makki, Ahmed Tamer, Nasreen Qassem
      Pages: 19 - 22
      Abstract: Amer Hashim Al Ani, Zeinab Kamal Riad, Heba Magdi Ahmed, Hesham Aboughosiba, Nizam Abuhussein, Hassan Abdulhakim, Nijamudeen Kabeer, Mumtaz Ibrahim, Anmar Atasi, Viqar Banday, Malik Makki, Ahmed Tamer, Nasreen Qassem
      Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):19-22
      Background: Worldwide, trauma constitutes 10% of all causes of death. In the United Arab Emirates, trauma is the second leading cause of death for both national and expatriate populations, accounting for over 20% of all fatalities. Trauma affects all age groups, especially adolescents and young adults. Most trauma cases are preventable. Morbidity and mortality can be decreased after trauma by adopting a systematic approach towards trauma victims. Simulation-based training is beneficial in that it allows us to amplify a variety of real-life situations without compromising patient safety. Objectives: This study aims to assess the impact of trauma team training (TTT) on the performance of the trauma team and the time spent by the patient in the emergency department. Methods: In Sheikh Khalifa Medical City of Ajman, the TTT program was started early in 2016 for all members of the trauma team including (trauma team leaders, hand on surgeons, emergency room physicians, airway nurses, IV access nurses, documenting nurses and circulatory nurses) in addition to personnel recruited during trauma management like (anaesthetists, orthopaedic surgeons, blood bank physicians, radiology technicians, intensive care unit nurses, theatre nurses, laboratory and blood bank technicians, etc.). The 1-day training program, concentrated on the discipline of each member of the trauma team during simulated patient treatment, and his role in the team. Assessment of the impact of TTT on the performance of the trauma team was done by interrogating the participants in this training. The time spent to resuscitate the patient in the emergency department was measured before and after the training of the trauma team personnel. Results: After the TTT was employed, the results showed that there was a decrease by approximately 75% in the meantime of performance from 220.8 min to 54.48 min. This was in accordance to the patient's stay in the ER which decreased significantly from 9 to 827 min pre-training to 14–206 min post-training. Conclusion: Training reinforces the already learned skills, corrects and minimise mistakes. Implementation of TTT is of utmost importance to be adapted in every trauma centre to achieve optimal performance and benefit to the patient.
      Citation: Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):19-22
      PubDate: Sat,26 Mar 2022
      DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_40_21
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Are we late in treating with growth hormone short small for gestational
           age children? Experience of a tertiary care centre

    • Authors: Shamma AlZaabi, Dana Anchassi, Dorra Alij, Asma Alij, Kiran Choudhry, Hassib Narchi, Noura Al Hassani
      Pages: 23 - 28
      Abstract: Shamma AlZaabi, Dana Anchassi, Dorra Alij, Asma Alij, Kiran Choudhry, Hassib Narchi, Noura Al Hassani
      Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):23-28
      Background: Short small for gestational age (SGA) children not showing a catch-up growth by 2–4 years of age is an indication for growth hormone (GH) therapy. Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate at what age short SGA patients present to our paediatric endocrine clinic and start on GH therapy. In addition, we aim to assess their GH response during the 1st year of therapy. Materials and Methods: This retrospective observational study included 108 'SGA' children with 'short stature' who were managed in the paediatric endocrine clinic at Tawam Hospital within 5 years. Patients' electronic medical records were reviewed and their data were retrieved. Results: The median (interquartile range) age at the time of presentation was 6.8 years (3.3, 10.0), with a statistically significant difference between the non-syndromic and syndromic patients, 7.3 (5.2, 10.7) versus 3.2 (1.8, 5.9) years, respectively, whereas the median age at the time of starting GH treatment was 10.7 years (8.1, 13.6), with 47.4% treated at 5–10 years of age and 42.1% at >10 years of age. The mean (±standard deviation) delta height z-score for all treated patients was 0.58 ± 0.40 at 1 year. There was a significant difference in both the mean height at pre and post 1 year of starting GH treatment between the non-syndromic and syndromic groups (P < 0.0001 and 0.003, respectively). Conclusion: The majority of our short SGA patients presented late and were subsequently treated with GH later than the international consensus or guideline recommendations. There is a need for increased awareness to refer these children earlier for a better outcome.
      Citation: Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):23-28
      PubDate: Sat,26 Mar 2022
      DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_33_21
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Study of general health and haematological status of automobile garage
           workers exposed to toxicants: Comparison with office workers

    • Authors: Sudhir Prabhu Haladi, Faizan Kalekhan, Paul Simon, Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga
      Pages: 29 - 32
      Abstract: Sudhir Prabhu Haladi, Faizan Kalekhan, Paul Simon, Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga
      Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):29-32
      Background: Automobile Garage Workers are exposed to a range of toxicants and depending on the level and duration of exposure various health effects are observed. The current study was undertaken to understand the haematological status and general health among garage workers when compared with occupationally nonexposed participants in Mangalore, India. Objectives: In this study, an attempt is made at understanding the general health and haematological status of garage workers by comparing them with age-matched controls (office workers) from the same area. Materials and Methods: This was a purposive, comparative cross-sectional study, and a camp-based approach was done with willing volunteers. The socio-demographic details were collected in a structured questionnaire, while a detailed clinical examination was carried out by senior clinicians and blood collected was analysed for haematological parameters. Knowledge of occupational safety and health insurance was also collected from the garage workers. The data were subjected to frequency and percentage and analysed using X2 and t-test, P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: In this study, most of the garage workers (58.6%) were involved in mechanical work and 91.3% of them did not use any kind of protective measures. Joint pain (13.04%) was the most common ailment, whereas in the office workers, back pain was common (6.52%). In the garage workers, awareness of health-related problems due to their occupation was less. In addition, none of the garage workers had any kind of employees' state insurance benefits. When compared with the controls, there was a significant difference in haematological parameters and eosinophilia was more in garage workers. Conclusions: The results of the study indicate that garage workers have occupation-related health issues and that appropriate and effective safety measures need to be taken by the workers to prevent possible chemical exposure during routine tasks.
      Citation: Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):29-32
      PubDate: Sat,26 Mar 2022
      DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_53_21
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Reactive bone marrow plasmacytosis: A common denominator with diverse
           etiology

    • Authors: Sajida Batool, Sunayana Misra, Vijay Kumar, Arvind Ahuja, Sadhna Marwah, Garima Baweja, Sanjay Kumar
      Pages: 33 - 38
      Abstract: Sajida Batool, Sunayana Misra, Vijay Kumar, Arvind Ahuja, Sadhna Marwah, Garima Baweja, Sanjay Kumar
      Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):33-38
      Background and Aims: Reactive plasmacytosis (RP) is characterised by the diffuse distribution of mature polyclonal plasma cells in the bone marrow (BM) and it is known to occur in various disorders. These need to be differentiated from the clonal plasma cell dyscrasias (PCD). We aim to study the morphological features of RP and to help differentiate them better from PCD. Materials and Methods: We analysed 1409 consecutive BM aspirates for the percentage of plasma cells along with the associated clinical findings. The study group included cases with BM RP and the polyclonality being supported by serum protein electrophoresis or by kappa/lambda immunohistochemistry on BM biopsy. The clinical records, haemogram and BM aspiration findings were retrieved and reviewed in all cases. Morphological features of RP cases were analysed in detail. Further, these cases were compared with 10 confirmed cases of PCD in an attempt to distinguish between the two on morphology. Results: A total of 210 BM aspirates showed increased plasma cells (>3.5%). Clonality could be proven in 135 cases, of which 98 cases were polyclonal and 37 were PCD. Majority of RP cases were >40 years with male predominance. The plasma cell concentration in RP ranged from 4% to 25%. The associated diseases included infections followed by autoimmune diseases. On the morphology, RP unveiled scattered, non-aggregated mature plasma cells while in PCDs, there was a mixture of both immature and mature forms including plasmablasts with frequent clustering. Conclusion: A number of diseases show increased percentage of plasma cells in BM raising suspicion of PCD. It may be difficult to distinguish reactive from neoplastic conditions as there is an overlap both in cell counts and morphology. Assessment of subtle morphological features along with associated clinical and laboratory findings are cardinal for making a correct diagnosis.
      Citation: Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):33-38
      PubDate: Sat,26 Mar 2022
      DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_52_21
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Effect of vaginal scrubbing on post-C-section infection

    • Authors: Seema-Gul Salman, Maria Rafiq
      Pages: 39 - 41
      Abstract: Seema-Gul Salman, Maria Rafiq
      Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):39-41
      Aims: The aim was to study the effect of vaginal scrubbing on post-C-section infection. Settings and Design: This was a randomised controlled trial. Subjects and Methods: This study was carried out from January 2019 to January 2021 on 434 patients who were divided into two groups: Group 0 which received abdominal and vulval scrubbing with povidone-iodine and Group 1 which also received vaginal scrubbing. Patients were monitored for any infection from the time of C-section to 30-day post-operative. Results: The mean ages of patients in Groups 0 and 1 were 27.15 ± 8.11 and 28.27 ± 8.14 years, respectively. Pyrexia was noted in 45 (10.4%) patients of Group 0 and 22 (5.1%) patients of the second group, respectively, with P = 0.01. Surgical site infection was noted in 22 (5.1%) patients of Group 0 and 21 (4.8%) patients of Group 1, P = 0.8. Endometritis occurred in 27 (6.2%) patients of Group 0 and 12 (2.8%) patients of Group 1; P = 0.01. Conclusions: Vaginal scrubbing reduces post-C-section infection.
      Citation: Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):39-41
      PubDate: Sat,26 Mar 2022
      DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_5_22
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Behcet's disease presenting as renal failure in a 5-year-old child
           from Bahrain: A case report and literature review of renal manifestations
           of behcet's disease

    • Authors: Deena Mohammed Almastoor, Hanin Abdulla Aljazaf, Latifa Khalifa Abdan, Reem Albinzayed
      Pages: 42 - 44
      Abstract: Deena Mohammed Almastoor, Hanin Abdulla Aljazaf, Latifa Khalifa Abdan, Reem Albinzayed
      Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):42-44
      Background: Behcet's disease (BD) is a chronic vasculitis that results in multisystem involvement including cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and nervous system. BD is more commonly found in adults. Children account only for 15%-20% of cases. Generally, the renal manifestations of BD are not predominant and less reported. Case Presentation: A 5-year-old boy presented with renal failure, and he was noted to have multiple oral ulcers, cutaneous lesions, and arthritis. In view of the multisystem involvement, BD was highly suspected, and the diagnosis was confirmed by a positive pathergy test and the presence of the HLA-B52 gene. The patient was commenced on peritoneal dialysis and anti-inflammatory medications. Conclusion: The diagnosis of BD in children is challenging and requires a high index of suspicion. Especially if the patient is presenting with renal symptoms. Early recognition of the disease is crucial to prevent irreversible complications such as end-organ damage including renal failure.
      Citation: Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):42-44
      PubDate: Sat,26 Mar 2022
      DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_30_21
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Hepatoblastoma in an infant with cat eye syndrome

    • Authors: Shiva Shankar, Heba Qusai Hamid Al Saqban, Rola Al Zir, Abid Qazi, Alan Taylor
      Pages: 45 - 47
      Abstract: Shiva Shankar, Heba Qusai Hamid Al Saqban, Rola Al Zir, Abid Qazi, Alan Taylor
      Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):45-47
      Introduction: Cat eye syndrome (CES) is a rare chromosomal disorder with highly variable clinical presentations involving multiple organs. The features mimic other syndromes such as CHARGE or VACTERL, and genetic testing is required to confirm the diagnosis. CES and malignancy were not reported until recently in a 3-year-old child. Case report: We report a case of CES with hepatoblastoma presenting in infancy, highlighting the need to be vigilant during the follow-up of these patients. Conclusion: Our case report has possibly identified an association of malignancy with CES in infancy. Further studies linking the association of malignancy with CES may highlight the need for careful monitoring, a high index of suspicion and a low threshold for an ultrasound scan and AFP to ensure timely diagnosis and treatment.
      Citation: Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):45-47
      PubDate: Sat,26 Mar 2022
      DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_44_21
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Isolated tropical pyomyositis of first web space in a child

    • Authors: Ganesh Singh Dharmshaktu, Tariq Akhtar Ansari, Tanuja Pangtey
      Pages: 48 - 49
      Abstract: Ganesh Singh Dharmshaktu, Tariq Akhtar Ansari, Tanuja Pangtey
      Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):48-49
      Introduction: Pyomyositis or tropical pyomyositis is a form of acute pyogenic infection affecting skeletal muscles. Despite being called tropical pyomyositis, these cases are frequently reported from both tropical and non-tropical regions. The most common causative organism is Staphylococcus aureus with anecdotal reports of a variety of muscles involved throughout the human body. The isolated and focal affliction of muscles is uncommon and more so in children. Case Report: We report a case of isolated pyomyositis involving inter-osseous muscles of the first web space of the left hand in a 5-year-old otherwise healthy male child. Conclusion: The good delineation of the lesion on magnetic resonance imaging was followed by aspiration of the abscess, leading to uneventful healing and good clinical outcome.
      Citation: Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):48-49
      PubDate: Sat,26 Mar 2022
      DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_48_21
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Multiplanar imaging in a familial case of cleidocranial dysplasia and
           various orthodontic-surgical protocols approved for its treatment

    • Authors: Sajad Ahmad Buch, Renita Lorina Castelino, Subhas G Babu, Mudasir Rashid Baba
      Pages: 50 - 52
      Abstract: Sajad Ahmad Buch, Renita Lorina Castelino, Subhas G Babu, Mudasir Rashid Baba
      Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):50-52
      Introduction: Cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD) is a rare autosomal-dominant disorder that results in defective ossification. The gene responsible for pathogenesis has been mapped to the short arm of chromosome 6p21 core-binding factor alpha-1 or runt-related transcription factor-2. The condition being a complex congenital disorder with numerous skeletal and dental anomalies, its management depends considerably on the patient's ambitions, age, economic status and permanent dentition status, endodontic and periodontal health. Case Report: A 17-year-old female reported with complaint of misaligned teeth and desired orthodontic treatment. The patient had been diagnosed with CCD during childhood but, seemingly, with no previous management. Family wise patient's mother presented with features of CCD but no previous health records. A familial case report of CCD is presented with a brief explanation of various orthodontic-surgical methods carried out for its treatment Conclusion: CCD is a rare disorder, with no universally acknowledged treatment plan; hence, it is appropriate to involve a multidisciplinary team for its management.
      Citation: Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):50-52
      PubDate: Sat,26 Mar 2022
      DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_61_21
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs use in pachydermoperiostosis and
           gastrointestinal complications

    • Authors: Ismail Darwish, Omar Yousef Al-Assaf, Maram Al-Ashoor, Nabil Al-Baghdadi
      Pages: 53 - 54
      Abstract: Ismail Darwish, Omar Yousef Al-Assaf, Maram Al-Ashoor, Nabil Al-Baghdadi
      Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):53-54
      Introduction: Pachydermperiostosis (PDP) is a rare multi-organ disease. In which non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used as the first line treatment. Case Report: A young male known to have PDP presented to our hospital with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. On endoscopy he was found to have multiple ulcers. Discussion: We discuss the possible association between the two diseases and possible approaches in such cases. Furthermore, our case suggests the need for a well-recognized screening program with routine upper GI endoscopies.
      Citation: Hamdan Medical Journal 2022 15(1):53-54
      PubDate: Sat,26 Mar 2022
      DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_63_21
      Issue No: Vol. 15, No. 1 (2022)
       
 
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