The Journal of Health Sciences

Volume 2, Issue 1

A Voice and Vote

Though there is an ever increasing shift in focus of direct care of patients from a hospital to an outpatient setting, prompted by both government and private insurance companies, the need for hospitals will certainly continue and thus it is most likely that physicians during their careers will come to interact with community hospitals on multiple occasions.

Which directly leads to the following question: are local physicians playing a meaningful role in the direction, Read full text

Reflections on Kilimanjaro

 

My recent trip to Africa began in 1998. Read full text

Atrial Dissociation

Introduction

Atrial dissociation is a rare form of atrial arrhythmia characterized by an independent ectopic impulse limited to one area in the atrium. The ectopic focus does not affect, Read full text

A Voice and Vote

Though there is an ever increasing shift in focus of direct care of patients from a hospital to an outpatient setting, prompted by both government and private insurance companies, the need for hospitals will certainly continue and thus it is most likely that physicians during their careers will come to interact with community hospitals on multiple occasions.

Which directly leads to the following question: are local physicians playing a meaningful role in the direction, Read full text

Curent Update on Insomnia

Introduction

 Insomnia is common amongst 10-17% of the population. Such sleeplessness leads to a variety of functional impairments, including difficulty in coping, accomplishing tasks and entering into, developing and maintaining relationships that enhance and enrich one’s life. Read full text

Erythropoietin Alfa in Critically Ill Patients – Use of Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters (POEMs) to Identify, Evaluate, and Apply Biomedical Literature to Patient Care

Foreword

A POEM (patient oriented evidence that matters) is the process of evaluating primary literature in search of patient-specific outcomes that will directly impact the patient’s quality of life.1,2 Shaughnessy and Slawson, Read full text

Tension Pneumomediastinum: An iatrogenic complication of a malpositioned chest tube

Abstract

Background: Chest tube malposition i.e. intrafissural or intraparenchymal placement has been associated with thoracic or abdominal organ injuries (perforation, laceration, or compression).  However extensive tension pneumomediastinum as a complication of chest tube placement has not been previously reported.

Case: We report a case of severe symptomatic spontaneous pneumothorax in a patient with bullae. Read full text