The Journal of Health Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 1 - Winter 2012

It’s Time for Time Sharing

With President Obama’s recent re-election, it is now a certainty that “Obamacare” will go forward as formulated with little to no changes made by Congress. One aspect of universal health coverage that gets little to no public attention or discussion is the real coming shortage of primary physicians, Read full text

LEUKOPLAKIA: A REVIEW

INTRODUCTION

 As of 2005, leukoplakia is defined by the World Health Organization as “a white plaque of questionable risk having excluded (other) known diseases or disorders that carry no increased risk for cancer.”7 The term leukoplakia literally means “white patch,”5, Read full text

Pseudohyperkalemia in Metastatic Colon Cancer

Abstract

Pseudohyperkalemia is a rise in serum potassium concentration by more than 0.4 mEq/L than the normal potassium concentration. In vitro clotting results in the release of potassium from the elements of blood which gives a falsely elevated serum potassium level. Read full text

Hematogenous Dissemination of Actinomyces meyeri Presenting as Sepsis, Multifocal Necrotizing Pneumonia, Pyogenic Arthritis and Wide Spread Necrotizing Fasciitis

History :

A 40 year old African American male was hospitalized with painful swelling of right knee and painful indurated swelling of left lateral chest wall and axilla of 3 weeks duration. Read full text

Adenocarcinoma of Lung Presenting as Diffuse Nodular Pleural Thickening with Lung Entrapment Mimicking Mesothelioma: A Case Report.

 

Abstract

Pleural effusion is a common presenting manifestation of peripheral adenocarcinoma of lung.

Very rarely metastatic pleural tumors spread diffusely within the pleura to form an encasing mass and may be confused with diffuse malignant mesothelioma. Read full text

Adenocarcinoma of Lung Presenting as Diffuse Nodular Pleural Thickening with Lung Entrapment Mimicking Mesothelioma: A Case Report.

Abstract

Pleural effusion is a common presenting manifestation of peripheral adenocarcinoma of lung.

Very rarely metastatic pleural tumors spread diffusely within the pleura to form an encasing mass and may be confused with diffuse malignant mesothelioma. Read full text

Resident as a Teacher: Effective Teaching Strategies

Introduction:

Role of residents as educators is increasingly recognized.  However, little data are available on which teaching strategies are the most effective for imparting knowledge in the busy clinical learning environment between medical students and residents, Read full text

Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Do you think you might have it?

Introduction.

Obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome is characterized by irregular and abnormal respiratory patterns during sleep.  It is characterized by fatigue/tiredness, daytime sleepiness, poor concentration, signs of disturbed/irregular sleep such as snoring, Read full text

Common Cold Medications: Real Threat to Compliance?

Introduction:

The common cold is the most frequent infectious disease in humans, with an average two to four infections per year in adults and up to 6-12 in children (1).  Collectively, Read full text

Pfizer Immunization Awards 2012: The Most Improved– Adult Vaccination Rates

Introduction:

Older adults are at increased risk for many vaccine-preventable diseases. Older Hispanic and African-American adults are much less likely to be vaccinated against influenza and pneumococcal disease than their white counterparts.1,2,3Although great progress has been made in improving childhood immunization rates, Read full text

A Case Report on Sodium Hypochlorite Accident During Root Canal Therapy

Introduction

     A 34 year old male presented for routine root canal therapy on the Mandibular right first molar (tooth #30). His past medical history showed no significant contraindication for this procedure, Read full text

Enamel Hypoplasia

         Development of the tooth occurs in multiple stages. Initiation, commonly referred to as the bud stage, begins as early as the sixth week of embryonic life. Cells in the basal layer of the oral epithelium proliferate rapidly resulting in thickening, Read full text

Carotid Cavernous Fistula Following a Horse Kick: Case Report and Review

On the evening of September 21, 2010 a 60 year old Caucasian female presented to Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania. The oral and maxillofacial surgery service was consulted after the initial evaluation by the emergency room physician. Read full text

Trends in Periodontal Status and Dental Caries Among Specific Treatment Populations

Periodontal disease and dental caries comprise the two most significant dental findings affecting most patients.  As general practitioners, the majority of our day-to-day encounters with patients involve some aspect of treating and educating our patients on periodontal health and the cause of dental caries.  It is important to realize patient personal and medical history plays a major role in the diagnosis, Read full text

A Comprehensive Review of Mandibular Overdenture Implants: Single Implant Mandibular Overdentures

                Implants are fast becoming the standard of care for an edentulous area in the mouth. Whether being used for full mouth restorations or a single tooth replacement, implants are now much more accessible than even five years ago. Read full text