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Health Policy OPEN     Open Access  
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Health Promotion Journal of Australia : Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Health Promotion Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Health Prospect     Open Access  
Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 58)
Health Psychology Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Psychology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Health SA Gesondheid     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Science Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Sciences and Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Health Services Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Health Systems & Reform     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Voices     Full-text available via subscription  
Health, Culture and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Health, Safety and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Healthcare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Healthcare Technology Letters     Open Access  
HERD : Health Environments Research & Design Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Highland Medical Research Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Hispanic Health Care International     Full-text available via subscription  
Histoire, médecine et santé     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Home Health Care Services Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Horizonte Medico     Open Access  
Horizonte Sanitario     Open Access  
Hua Hin Sook Jai Klai Kangwon Journal     Open Access  
Human Nutrition & Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors     Hybrid Journal  
IJS Global Health     Open Access  
Implementation Science     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Implementation Science Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
IMTU Medical Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Indian Journal of Health Sciences and Biomedical Research KLEU     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian Journal of Youth and Adolescent Health     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal for Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Journal of Public Health     Open Access  
Infodir : Revista de Información científica para la Dirección en Salud     Open Access  
interactive Journal of Medical Research     Open Access  
International Archives of Health Sciences     Open Access  
International Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Health Trends and Perspectives     Open Access  
International Journal for Equity in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
International Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Child Development and Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Circumpolar Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Growth and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Health Economics and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Health Geographics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Health Policy and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Health Professions     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Health Promotion and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
International Journal of Health Sciences Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Health Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Health System and Disaster Management     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Healthcare     Open Access  
International Journal of Healthcare Delivery Reform Initiatives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Healthcare Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Healthcare Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Indigenous Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of MCH and AIDS     Open Access  
International Journal of Medicine and Health Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Mens Social and Community Health     Open Access  
International Journal of Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Prevention and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Public Health Research and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Public Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Scientific Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Sexual Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Spa and Wellness     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Telerehabilitation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Yoga : Philosophy, Psychology and Parapsychology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Research in Children's Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Internationale Revue Fur Soziale Sicherheit     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
InterScientia     Open Access  
Investigaciones Andina     Open Access  
Iranian Journal of Health and Environment     Open Access  
Iranian Journal of Public Health     Open Access  
Israel Journal of Health Policy Research     Open Access  
İzmir Katip Çelebi Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
JAMA Health Forum     Open Access  
JBI Evidence Implementation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
JBI Evidence Synthesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Jeugd en Co     Hybrid Journal  
JGZ Tijdschrift voor jeugdgezondheidszorg     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
JMIR Human Factors     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
JMIR Public Health and Surveillance     Open Access  
JMIR Serious Games     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Jornal Brasileiro de TeleSSaúde     Open Access  
Jornal de Ciências da Saúde do Hospital Universitário da Universidade Federal do Piauí     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal Health NPEPS     Open Access  
Journal of Advances in Environmental Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal Of Allied Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Behavior, Health & Social Issues     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Behavioral Addictions     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Charoenkrung Pracharak Hospital     Open Access  
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
Journal of Communication in Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Community Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Community Medicine and Primary Health Care     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Development Effectiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Earth, Environment and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Eating Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Education and Health Promotion     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Environment Pollution and Human Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Ergonomics     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Evolution and Health : An Ancestral Health Society Publication     Open Access  
Journal of Exercise & Organ Cross Talk     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Family Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Family Strengths     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Fasting and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Health and Social Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Health Design     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Health Economics and Outcomes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Health Policy and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Health Promotion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Health Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Journal of Health Research     Open Access  
Journal of Health Research and Reviews     Open Access  
Journal of Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Health Science and Alternative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Health Science and Community Public Health     Open Access  
Journal of Health Science and Medical Research     Open Access  
Journal of Health Science and Prevention     Open Access  
Journal of Health Science Research     Open Access  
Journal of health sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Health Sciences and Medicine     Open Access  
Journal of Health Sciences and Surveillance System     Open Access  
Journal of Health Sciences Scholarship     Open Access  
Journal of Health Service Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Health Services and Education     Open Access  
Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Healthcare Informatics Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Healthcare Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Human Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Human Trafficking     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Journal of Ideas in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Industrial Safety Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Infection and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Integrated Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Integrated Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Law and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Medical and Health Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Mental Health Counseling     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Multidisciplinary Research in Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Muslim Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Nanotheranostics     Open Access  
Journal of Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership in Quality & Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Occupational Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Occupational Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39)
Journal of Occupational Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Oral Health and Craniofacial Science     Open Access  
Journal of Patan Academy of Health Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Prevention and Health Promotion     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Primary Prevention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Psychosexual Health     Open Access  
Journal of Public Child Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)

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  • Emerging technology of multiplexing in clinical diagnostics

    • Authors: Rizwan Ahmad, Haseeb Ahsan
      Pages: 1 - 2
      Abstract: An innovative strategy for attaining efficient and high-throughput detection in a wide range of applications is the simultaneous detection of numerous chemicals from a single sample. Even though immunoanalytical techniques are well-established and favorable over alternative screening analytical platforms, multiplexing is one of the hurdles for immunoassays. While ELISA is still extensively used to characterize a single analyte, multiplex immunoassays are becoming more popular among laboratories and organizations. Furthermore, screening multiple analytes at the same time are advantageous for a quick, cost-effective, and reliable quantification. Feinberg and Wheeler developed the concept of immunoassay for clinical diagnostics when they developed a technique for detecting autoimmune antibodies and tissue antigens, in which, serum from autoimmune thyroiditis patients was treated with thyroglobulin immobilized in a microspot on cellulose acetate strips.[1] The capacity of the microspot assay to detect low quantities of autoantibody and antigen had the benefits of being simple, sensitive, objective, fast, and requiring only a small amount of blood and antigen. R. Ekins later proposed that immunoassays be shrunk (i.e., the capture antibody concentration should be reduced) and described the key microarray multiplex technology concepts, with an eye toward their potential applications in research and clinical diagnostics.[2]
      Assaying for disease biomarkers such as soluble antigens and antibodies has always been a useful diagnostic and research tool. In diagnosis and research, ELISA has the potential to replace agglutination, complement fixation, precipitation, and immunodiffusion. One of the primary reasons for switching from traditional serological tests to ELISA is the ability to automate the test procedure. However, to implement an optimized therapeutic regimen in more complex, multifactorial diseases such as cancer, autoimmune, and neurodegenerative diseases, multiple biomarkers must be analyzed.[3,4] In the postgenomic age, large-scale screening has been used for everything from identifying disease-related gene products, medication discovery, and clinical diagnostics to functional exploration of unknown genes.[4] High sensitivity, multiplexing capabilities, rapid turnaround time, low system complexity, and low manufacturing costs, and minimal user intervention are all desirable characteristics of an ideal device for emergency testing.[5] Multiplex immunoassays have become an important instruments for efficiently utilizing available data in disease observation, monitoring, and therapy. Simplex and multiplex ELISAs both use the same “sandwich” format (capture antibody-analyte-detection antibody). However, because enzymatic reporters are chemically incompatible with simultaneous analysis of multiple localized targets, multiplex ELISA uses chemiluminescent/fluorescent reporter systems. As a result, multiplexed diagnostic devices capable of high-throughput analysis of numerous parameters such as RNAs, metabolites, proteins, cells, and so on have become increasingly important.[5] Nonetheless, only a small number of protein multiplex immunoassays have been validated in clinical settings for in vitro diagnostics.[4] The rising need for novel biomarkers (e.g., aptamers) or targets (e.g., circulating RNAs and DNA, tumor cells, miRNAs, and so on) and their diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic applications, including therapeutic drug monitoring will have an impact on the future of multiplex systems.[3,5] PCR, ELISA, microarrays, gel electrophoresis, capillary electrophoresis, Sanger sequencing, and other modern technologies are required for multiplex assays. Fluorescence spectroscopy measurements are becoming increasingly common due to their compatibility with biochemical assays, small sample size, ease of conjugation to potential substances, affordability, stability, durability, and detection with less expensive optical instruments.[6] Without the need for separation, mass spectrometry (MS) can identify molecules. In hospitals, for example, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI-MS) is used to characterize antigens. However, these bioanalyzers are large, expensive, and only detect a small amount or type of analyte. As a result, these systems still face numerous hurdles, such as cost and detecting
      capability.[4,7] Precision medicine combines genomes, epigenomics, proteomics, and metabolomics with specific patient clinical characteristics using modern omics technologies such as next-generation sequencing, protein and gene microarrays, and laser capture microdissection. Multiplex genotyping and high-throughput genomic profiling technologies have advanced to the point where the patient’s genome can be analyzed from
      peripheral blood or tissue samples.[8] In clinical diagnostics, multiplex assays have lately acquired prominence, with novel applications appearing in underdeveloped nations. Multiplex assays have a number of benefits, including the capacity to run many reactions on a single sample and deliver additional information from
      the sample in a timely and efficient manner. As a result, improvements in clinical science technology make it easier to identify analytes or biomolecules in pathological samples. 
      PubDate: 2022-02-23
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Modulation of mice immune responses against Schistosoma mansoni infection
           with anti-schistosomiasis drugs: Role of interleukin-4 and
           interferon-gamma

    • Authors: Osama F. Sharaf, Ahmed A. Ahmed, Asmaa F. Ibrahim, Ali Shariq, Abdullah S. Alkhamiss, Ruqaih Alghsham, Sami A. Althwab, Sultan A. Alghaniam, Fahad A. Alhumaydhi, Rana Alghamdi, Ahmad Alshomar, Tasleem Alabdullatif, Abdulrahman Alkhulayfi, Abdulrhman A. Alghunaim, Waleed Al Abdulmonem
      Pages: 3 - 11
      Abstract: Objective: Schistosoma mansoni (S. mansoni) is endemic in Africa, the Middle East, South America, and the Caribbean. This study investigated the modulation of immune response against S. mansoni through estimation of interleukin-4 (IL-4) (Th2 cytokine) and interferon-gamma (INF-γ) (Th1 cytokine) under the effect of anti-schistosomal drugs.
      Methods: Laboratory bred female albino mice (n = 120) were divided into the following groups: untreated mice, S. mansoni infected mice, S. mansoni infected mice treated with artemisinin (ART), arachidonic acid (ARA), nifedipine or praziquantel (PZQ). Levels of IL-4 and INF-γ cytokines in the serum samples of treated and untreated mice were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and the results were further validated by measuring the mRNA levels IL-4 and INF-γ using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction.
      Results: Anti-schistosomiasis drugs ART and ARA increased the levels of Th2 cytokine IL-4 (P < 0.05), whereas PZQ drug decreased the response of IL-4 (P < 0.05). However, nifedipine was found to be ineffective in modulating the response of IL-4 (P > 0.05). As far as Th-1 cytokine IFN γ was concerned, only PZQ increased its levels (P < 0.05), whereas other tested anti-schistosomiasis drugs; ART, ARA, and nifedipine were found to be infective (P > 0.05).
      Conclusions: These findings indicated that anti-schistosomiasis drugs ART, ARA, and PZQ play a role in the modulation of expression of Th2 cytokines. Whereas, only PZQ may play a role in the modulation of Th1 cytokines. These findings provide a scope for the formulation of novel anti-schistosomal drugs as well as in the therapeutic management of patients infected with S. mansoni.
      PubDate: 2022-02-23
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Does team-based learning affect test scores of the basic medical sciences
           students in a modular curriculum'

    • Authors: Masood Ahmed, Saima Athar, Saima Zainab , Shaheena Akbani, Batool Hasan, Uzma Hameed
      Pages: 12 - 16
      Abstract: Objectives: The aim of the study was to determine the effectiveness of team-based learning (TBL) sessions as a learning tool and to assess the satisfaction level of medical students towards TBL in modular curriculum.
      Methods: Using the quasi-experimental study design, TBL sessions were conducted, involving students of 1st and 2nd year of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. The TBL infrastructure comprised of pre-class preparation, in-class individual readiness assurance pre-test and post-test, before and after group discussion, respectively. The responses of the students regarding TBL satisfaction were recorded through a structured questionnaire (5-point Likert-type scale) while Wilcoxon signed rank test was applied to measure the effectiveness of TBL sessions.
      Results: Out of 192 students, 85% agreed or strongly agreed that TBL helped them think critically, identify their knowledge gaps, boosted their confidence, and motivated them in group participation. Significantly better post-test scores were found in all modules where TBL was used as a teaching tool (Z range = -5.33 to -11.81, P < 0.00).
      Conclusion: TBL increases the post-test score in majority of the students, indicating improved learning process. It not only keeps students engaged throughout the learning process but incites critical thinking, problem solving skills, and confidence. Further studies are required to see long-term benefit of TBL in students’ learning.
      PubDate: 2022-02-23
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Oncogenic human papillomavirus DNA in female sex workers of Bihar, India

    • Authors: Akhtar Parwez, Sunit Singh, Rahul Kumar, Sristy Kumari, Arun Kumar, Mohammad Ali
      Pages: 17 - 26
      Abstract: Objective: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted virus which play a vital role to developing Cervical cancer. It is presumed and accepted that sexually exposed women will have occurred HPV infection at least once in their whole life. Hence, determined the actual cause of transmission of HPV infection in sexually active women with single sex partner that is married women and sexually active women with multiple sex partners that is female sex works (FSWs).
      Methods: A total 197 urine sample of FSWs and MW has been utilized through RT-PCR technique for HR-HPV detection. DNA extracted from urine samples and estimation and purification of DNA, used RT-PCR technique for HPV-16 and HPV-18 detection.
      Results: The overall prevalence of HR-HPV was detected to be 16.75% (33/197) and 83.25% (164 out 197) negative results reported in both studied subjects. The results analysis of HPV-16 and HPV-18 reveals in which prevalence of HPV-16 was 14.21% (28/197) and HPV-18 was detected 2.53% (5/197) in studied subjects in both study groups. The prevalence of HPV-16 and HPV-18 among MW was high (18.75%) and HPV-16 and HPV-18 was low (14.85%) in FSWs. It did not differ significantly of HR-HPV prevalence in MW who has single sex partner and FSWs who has multiple sex partners.
      Conclusion: The study indicates that oncogenic HPV prevalence did not different significantly in multiple sex partners, that is, FSWs and single sex partner, that is, MW. The probability of genital hygiene rather than multiple sexual partners stands more apt as a cause of HPV infection. This study advises to develop more awareness program about genital hygiene in women to reduce the HPV infection and can be prevented from cervical cancer. Hence, genital hygiene may be reducing the burden of HPV infection in women.
      PubDate: 2022-02-23
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Impact of one-stop clinic on the clearance of COVID-19 surgical backlog

    • Authors: Yasir AlShareef, Sami A. AlShammary, Yacoub Abuzied, Yahya AlAsseri, Khalid I. AlQumaizi
      Pages: 27 - 31
      Abstract: Objective: During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a significant decrease in the number of operated elective cases due to the shutdown procedures. This situation created a substantial surgical backlog. Several visits are generally necessary before a surgical decision making and booking the surgery time. Improving patient access by creating “one-stop” clinics might help decrease the number of visits before the surgery. This study investigated the effect of one-stop clinic application as a new care model on COVID-19 surgical backlog clearance.
      Methods: We conducted a quasi-experimental, interrupted time-series, pretest-posttest study design in the northern areas of Saudi Arabia. The study outcomes were the number of surgeries and the time elapsed from the first seen day to the booked room day.
      Results: A total of 358 surgeries were included. Of them, 107 (29.9%) surgeries were performed before initiation of the one-stop clinic and 251 (70.1%) after initiation. The median (quartile Q1, Q3) time elapsed from the first seen day until the booked OR day post-one-stop clinic was 10 (6-17), which was significantly lower than pre-one-stop clinic 20 (11-33), P < 0.0001.
      Conclusion: One-stop clinics shortened the period between first visit and booking in the operating room. One-stop clinics may alleviate the surgical backlog resulting from the COVID-19 crisis.
      PubDate: 2022-02-23
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Risk factors for prolonged nucleic acid conversion time in patients with
           COVID-19

    • Authors: Kadir Canoglu, Tayfun Caliskan, Ecem Sinmez
      Pages: 32 - 36
      Abstract: Objectives: The time for PCR positivity to negativity is defined as nucleic acid conversion time (NCT) and is very important in terminating the isolation of patients and determining infectiousness in patients with COVID-19. The aim of this study is to determine the median NCT and to evaluate the clinical and laboratory parameters affecting it in patients with COVID-19.
      Methods: This study included 318 patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 diagnosed with PCR positivity retrospectively.
      Results: The median NCT was 11 days. Patients were divided into 2 groups as early (<11 days) and late conversion (≥11 days). Older age, sore throat, onset fever, fever 72 h after hospitalization, history of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 virus without a mask, and moderated disease were significantly more common in the late conversion group. In addition, favipiravir use was higher in early conversion group and hydroxychloroquine use was higher in late conversion group. In multivariate analysis, sore throat (OR = 2.570; 95% CI: 1.051–6.284, P = 0.039) and hydroxychloroquine use (OR = 3.518, 95% CI: 1.163–10.635, P = 0,026) were independent risk factors for late conversion. Favipiravir use (OR = 0.062, 95% CI: 0.021–0.184, P = 0.0001) negatively affected the late conversion.
      Conclusion: NCT was longer in patients with COVID-19 who had sore throat at admission and were treated with hydroxychloroquine instead of favipiravir.
      PubDate: 2022-02-23
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • The first case of myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma affecting the
           maxillary bone

    • Authors: Çetin Boran, Asuman Kilitci, Hilal Ahsen, Fahri Yılmaz
      Pages: 37 - 39
      Abstract: Myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma (MIFS) is rare and malignant soft-tissue neoplasms that typically present in the extremities. In the literature, MIFS has been reported in the groin, back, neck, nose, and temporal regions in addition to the extremities. We report a case of MIFS presenting with the complaints of nasal bleeding, purulent nasal discharge, and swelling on the right side of his face. Polypoid tissues protruded from the middle meatus were observed and initial diagnosis was inverted papilloma. The painless tumor was initially mistaken for low-grade myxofibrosarcoma in biopsy. Maxillectomy was performed and made the rare diagnosis of MIFS. Fibroblastic proliferation with extensive local spread from subcutaneous tissue to the epithelium of the maxillary sinus mucosa, maxillary bone, and especially along the bone marrow was observed. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of MIFS involving the maxillary bone.
      PubDate: 2022-02-23
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 2 (2022)
       
 
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