American Journal of Internal Medicine

Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014

  • Revising the Exclusivity of Pemberton’s Sign: A Case Report

    Philip W. Tipton, Jeremy J. Blanchard, Will P. Guider, Jessica J. Keel, Allison D. Locke, Franchesca N. Robichaud, Adam Price, William L. Joyner, John K. Smith

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 41-43
    Received: 12 April 2014
    Accepted: 24 April 2014
    Published: 30 April 2014
    Abstract: The Pemberton maneuver is a tool that may be utilized during the physical examination to demonstrate the presence of latent pressure in the thoracic inlet [1]. The maneuver is achieved by having the patient elevate both arms until they touch the sides of the face. A positive sign is marked by the presence of facial congestion and cyanosis, as well ... Show More
  • Frequency of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in Women with Vitamin D Deficiency: A Cross Sectional Study

    Tayyibe Saler, Şakir Özgür Keşkek, Süleyman Ahbab, Sedat Cakir, Gülay Ortoğlu, Mehmet Bankir, Ömer Arif Pamuk

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 44-48
    Received: 17 April 2014
    Accepted: 4 May 2014
    Published: 20 May 2014
    Abstract: Objective: Vitamin D deficiency has been reported to be associated with different autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between Hashimoto's thyroiditis and vitamin D deficiency. Material and Methods: This case-control study was carried out in tert... Show More
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Associated Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis: A Case Report and Literature Review

    Po-Chung Cheng, Yun-Chung Cheng

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 49-53
    Received: 17 May 2014
    Accepted: 28 May 2014
    Published: 10 June 2014
    Abstract: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a syndrome of immune overstimulation. HLH commonly manifests as multiple organ failure without apparent physiological stress. Primary HLH relates to genetic defects, whereas secondary HLH is triggered by infection, malignancy, or autoimmune disease. An aberrant natural killer cell or absence of T lymphocy... Show More
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Hypothyroid Patients: The Effect of Hormone Replacement Therapy

    Arafat A. Kasem, Sabry M. Fathy, Doaa A. Shahin, Amir A. Fikry

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014
    Pages: 54-58
    Received: 9 May 2014
    Accepted: 26 May 2014
    Published: 20 June 2014
    Abstract: Objectives: To assess the electrodiagnostic evidence of median nerve dysfunction in newly diagnosed hypothyroid patients before and after hormone replacement therapy. Patients and methods: Fifty seven patients (fifty females and seven males) their age ranging from 23 to 61 years diagnosed with hypothyroidism,proved by thyroid hormone profile,were i... Show More