The Journal of Health Sciences

Volume 1, Issue 1

Editor's Memo

I am thrilled and proud to introduce the first Brooklyn Hospital Center online academic journal. Providing excellent medical care is certainly at the core of our clinical mission. Investigating ways to advance the practice of medicine and surgery is central to our academic mission and is yet another way in which we contribute to the health and well-being of our community as well as to the education of our students and physicians-in-training.

This journal also represents a significant step forward in the growth and development of research at our hospital. Read full text

From the Editor

Editor-In-Chief

Welcome to Volume I, Issue I, of our new electronic journal – The Brooklyn Hospital Center Journal of Health Sciences.  Before I discuss the mission, vision and goals of our new journal, Read full text

Benign Schwannoma Of The Ascending Colon: A Case Report

Abstract

Schwannomas of the colon are very rare with most cases of gastrointestinal (GI) schwannomas` seen in the gastric and ileal regions1,2. The non-specific clinical presentation, diagnosis in the pre and post-operative stages and what definitive treatment is currently available are the emphasis of the case reported below.

Case report

A 76 year old female with Past medical history of hypertension (HTN) presented to the Emergency room (ER) with complaints of constipation for five days and recurrent abdominal pain which was localized in the lower abdomen, Read full text

Overview of the Placebo Response

For more than half-a-century, the  placebo effect or  placebo response has presented itself as an elusive phenomenon or concept that has had an appreciable number of detractors and proponents. The focus of recent research has not been to ascertain whether the placebo response exists or not, Read full text

A Large Congenital Epulis With Associated Incomplete Cleft Lip

Congenital Epulis (congenital granular cell tumor) is a relatively uncommon benign mass which, when occurs, is always present at birth. The lesion is commonly small and may involute with no intervention.  Occasionally, Read full text

Current Applications of PET-CT: An Overview for the Referring Physician

Introduction

Unlike conventional medical imaging, which is generally utilized for its depiction of anatomy and/or blood flow, nuclear medicine imaging has the unique ability to provide information regarding physiologic and metabolic activity. Read full text

Guidelines for the management of Adults with Health Care-Associated Pneumonia

ABSTRACT

Healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) is a unique entity that differs from community-acquired pneumonia in both bacteriology and outcomes and has similarities to hospital-acquired pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia. HCAP patients are at higher risk of potential multidrug-resistant pathogens, Read full text

An Update of Evaluation of Common Oral Lesions

A family practitioner may see a variety of oral conditions daily during physical examination of patients and may be called upon to identify the oral pathology and provide care or referral for care of oral disease. Read full text

A Large Congenital Epulis With Associated Incomplete Cleft Lip

Congenital Epulis (congenital granular cell tumor) is a relatively uncommon benign mass which, when occurs, is always present at birth. The lesion is commonly small and may involute with no intervention.  Occasionally, Read full text

Current Applications of PET-CT: An Overview for the Referring Physician

Introduction

Unlike conventional medical imaging, which is generally utilized for its depiction of anatomy and/or blood flow, nuclear medicine imaging has the unique ability to provide information regarding physiologic and metabolic activity. Read full text

Overview of the Placebo Response

For more than half-a-century, the  placebo effect or  placebo response has presented itself as an elusive phenomenon or concept that has had an appreciable number of detractors and proponents. The focus of recent research has not been to ascertain whether the placebo response exists or not, Read full text

Guidelines for the management of Adults with Health Care-Associated Pneumonia

ABSTRACT

Healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) is a unique entity that differs from community-acquired pneumonia in both bacteriology and outcomes and has similarities to hospital-acquired pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia. HCAP patients are at higher risk of potential multidrug-resistant pathogens, Read full text

Benign Schwannoma Of The Ascending Colon: A Case Report

Abstract

Schwannomas of the colon are very rare with most cases of gastrointestinal (GI) schwannomas` seen in the gastric and ileal regions1,2. The non-specific clinical presentation, diagnosis in the pre and post-operative stages and what definitive treatment is currently available are the emphasis of the case reported below.

Case report

A 76 year old female with Past medical history of hypertension (HTN) presented to the Emergency room (ER) with complaints of constipation for five days and recurrent abdominal pain which was localized in the lower abdomen, Read full text

An Update of Evaluation of Common Oral Lesions

A family practitioner may see a variety of oral conditions daily during physical examination of patients and may be called upon to identify the oral pathology and provide care or referral for care of oral disease. Read full text

From the Editor

Editor-In-Chief

Welcome to Volume I, Issue I, of our new electronic journal – The Brooklyn Hospital Center Journal of Health Sciences.  Before I discuss the mission, vision and goals of our new journal, Read full text

From the Editor

Editor-In-Chief

Welcome to Volume I, Issue I, of our new electronic journal – The Brooklyn Hospital Center Journal of Health Sciences.  Before I discuss the mission, vision and goals of our new journal, Read full text

Editor's Memo

I am thrilled and proud to introduce the first Brooklyn Hospital Center online academic journal. Providing excellent medical care is certainly at the core of our clinical mission. Investigating ways to advance the practice of medicine and surgery is central to our academic mission and is yet another way in which we contribute to the health and well-being of our community as well as to the education of our students and physicians-in-training.

This journal also represents a significant step forward in the growth and development of research at our hospital. Read full text

Editor's Memo

I am thrilled and proud to introduce the first Brooklyn Hospital Center online academic journal. Providing excellent medical care is certainly at the core of our clinical mission. Investigating ways to advance the practice of medicine and surgery is central to our academic mission and is yet another way in which we contribute to the health and well-being of our community as well as to the education of our students and physicians-in-training.

This journal also represents a significant step forward in the growth and development of research at our hospital. Read full text

Editor's Memo

I am thrilled and proud to introduce the first Brooklyn Hospital Center online academic journal. Providing excellent medical care is certainly at the core of our clinical mission. Investigating ways to advance the practice of medicine and surgery is central to our academic mission and is yet another way in which we contribute to the health and well-being of our community as well as to the education of our students and physicians-in-training.

This journal also represents a significant step forward in the growth and development of research at our hospital. Read full text

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TOXIC EPIDERMAL NECROLYIS AFTER VANCOMYCIN USE: A CASE REPORT AND DISUSSION OF MANAGEMENT.

ABSTRACT

Vancomycin is a commonly used antibiotic for severe Gram-positive bacterial infections, especially for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and coagulase-negative staphylococci infections.1  Nevertheless, Read full text

User Submission

TOXIC EPIDERMAL NECROLYIS AFTER VANCOMYCIN USE: A CASE REPORT AND DISUSSION OF MANAGEMENT.

ABSTRACT

Vancomycin is a commonly used antibiotic for severe Gram-positive bacterial infections, especially for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and coagulase-negative staphylococci infections.1  Nevertheless, Read full text

Editor's Memo

I am thrilled and proud to introduce the first Brooklyn Hospital Center online academic journal. Providing excellent medical care is certainly at the core of our clinical mission. Investigating ways to advance the practice of medicine and surgery is central to our academic mission and is yet another way in which we contribute to the health and well-being of our community as well as to the education of our students and physicians-in-training.

This journal also represents a significant step forward in the growth and development of research at our hospital. Read full text

Benign Schwannoma Of The Ascending Colon: A Case Report

Abstract

Schwannomas of the colon are very rare with most cases of gastrointestinal (GI) schwannomas` seen in the gastric and ileal regions1,2. The non-specific clinical presentation, diagnosis in the pre and post-operative stages and what definitive treatment is currently available are the emphasis of the case reported below.

Case report

A 76 year old female with Past medical history of hypertension (HTN) presented to the Emergency room (ER) with complaints of constipation for five days and recurrent abdominal pain which was localized in the lower abdomen, Read full text

Overview of the Placebo Response

For more than half-a-century, the  placebo effect or  placebo response has presented itself as an elusive phenomenon or concept that has had an appreciable number of detractors and proponents. The focus of recent research has not been to ascertain whether the placebo response exists or not, Read full text

A Large Congenital Epulis With Associated Incomplete Cleft Lip

Congenital Epulis (congenital granular cell tumor) is a relatively uncommon benign mass which, when occurs, is always present at birth. The lesion is commonly small and may involute with no intervention.  Occasionally, Read full text

Current Applications of PET-CT: An Overview for the Referring Physician

Introduction

Unlike conventional medical imaging, which is generally utilized for its depiction of anatomy and/or blood flow, nuclear medicine imaging has the unique ability to provide information regarding physiologic and metabolic activity. Read full text

Guidelines for the management of Adults with Health Care-Associated Pneumonia

ABSTRACT

Healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) is a unique entity that differs from community-acquired pneumonia in both bacteriology and outcomes and has similarities to hospital-acquired pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia. HCAP patients are at higher risk of potential multidrug-resistant pathogens, Read full text

From the Editor

Editor-In-Chief

Welcome to Volume I, Issue I, of our new electronic journal – The Brooklyn Hospital Center Journal of Health Sciences.  Before I discuss the mission, vision and goals of our new journal, Read full text

An Update of Evaluation of Common Oral Lesions

A family practitioner may see a variety of oral conditions daily during physical examination of patients and may be called upon to identify the oral pathology and provide care or referral for care of oral disease. Read full text