American Journal of Internal Medicine

Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015

  • Diabetic Foot Ulcer: A Review

    Mohammad Zubair, Abida Malik, Jamal Ahmad

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 28-49
    Received: 18 December 2014
    Accepted: 30 December 2014
    Published: 26 February 2015
    Abstract: Diabetic foot problems are common throughout the world, resulting in major medical, social and economic consequences for the patients, their families, and society. Foot ulcers are more likely to be of neuropathic origin, and therefore eminently preventable. People at greatest risk of ulceration can easily be identified by careful clinical examinati... Show More
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries in Internal Medicine Wards: An Emerging Challenge Needing for a Call to Action

    Luca Masotti, Gianni Lorenzini, Irene Chiti, Laura Policardo, Paolo Francesconi, Grazia Panigada, Giancarlo Landini

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 50-54
    Received: 27 January 2015
    Accepted: 9 February 2015
    Published: 2 March 2015
    Abstract: Background: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) represent fearing occurrences in clinical practice, due to high mortality and morbidity. Whether the burden of TBIs is increased in Internal Medicine wards remains unclear, therefore the aim of our study was to provide information about it. Materials and Methods: International Classification of Diseases, ... Show More
  • Gender Differences in Heart Failure: Findings from Italian Internal Medicine Wards

    Paolo Biagi, Valerio Verdiani, Niccolo’ Napoli, Cristiana Seravalle, Luca Masotti, Irene Chiti, Grazia Panigada

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 55-66
    Received: 19 February 2015
    Accepted: 5 March 2015
    Published: 18 March 2015
    Abstract: Background and aim: Literature evidence shows that about one half of patients with heart failure (HF) are females. However, they are poorly represented in clinical trials. Therefore, this syndrome remains still understood and its burden underestimated in female sex. The aim of our study was to compare demography, etiology, clinical patterns, outcom... Show More
  • Association of N-Terminal Pro–Brain Natriuretic Peptide, Matrix –Metalloprotinase-9, and 8-Oxo-2 Deoxy Guanosine with the Incidence of Essential Hypertension

    Julian Yonan Ismaeil, Shatha Rouf Moustafa

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2015
    Pages: 67-77
    Received: 8 March 2015
    Accepted: 19 March 2015
    Published: 23 March 2015
    Abstract: Background and Objectives: Oxidative stress and inflammation are cooperative events involved in essential hypertension diseases. This study was as a step for elucidating the contribution of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide, matrix-metalloprotinase-9 and 8-oxo2-deoxyguanosine with the essential hypertension incidence, development, and progre... Show More