American Journal of Internal Medicine

Volume 6, Issue 4, July 2018

  • Valsartan/Sacubitril for Treatment of Hfref: A Single Center's Paradigm

    Kathleen Lisa Morris, Edward Shmukler, Ann Schmit, Sunit Preet Chaudhry, Mary Norine Walsh, Ashwin Ravichandran

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, July 2018
    Pages: 52-55
    Received: 15 April 2018
    Accepted: 12 June 2018
    Published: 6 July 2018
    Abstract: PARADIGM-HF compared valsartan/sacubitril (ARNI) with enalapril in symptomatic patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) (1). It was stopped early after the boundary for overwhelming benefit in favor of ARNI had been reached. Patients taking ARNI had decreased symptoms, risk of HF hospitalization and all-cause and cardiovas... Show More
  • Acute Chest Pain in a 70-Year-Old Woman at CNHU-HKM Cotonou: Morbid Association or Diagnostic Wandering

    Philippe Mahouna Adjagba, Murielle Hounkponou, Arnaud Sonou, Kouessi Anthelme Agbodandé, Salimatou Assani Moutaïrou, Rosaire Bognon, Ikram Akinocho, Yessoufou Tchabi, Martin Dèdonougbo Houénassi

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, July 2018
    Pages: 56-60
    Received: 4 June 2018
    Accepted: 28 June 2018
    Published: 21 July 2018
    Abstract: Objectives: Challenging differential diagnosis. Background: Acute myopericarditis and ACS STEMI share the presenting triad of acute chest pain, ST segment changes, and elevated cardiac enzymes. Differentiating is not always straightforward. Case Report: We reported the clinical observation of a 70-year-old woman admitted into cardiology intensive c... Show More
  • Causes, Clinical Features and Treatment of Rhabdomyolysis: A Retrospective Analysis

    Zongchao Yu, Bo Hu, Baozhang Guang, Taksui Wong, Wenyu Gong, Wenxue Liang, Yunyi Li, Wolfgang Pommer, Berthold Hocher, Yongpin Lu, Chen Yun, Shufei Zeng, Fanna Liu, Lianghong Yin

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, July 2018
    Pages: 61-65
    Received: 8 May 2018
    Accepted: 14 June 2018
    Published: 24 July 2018
    Abstract: Abstract: Background: RM is a condition of skeletal muscle breakdown which ranges from an asymptomatic illness with elevation in CK level to a life-threatening condition associated with extreme elevation in CK, electrolyte imbalance, AKI, and disseminated intravascular coagulation. In this study, the author analyzed the causes, clinical features, a... Show More
  • Mandatory Folic Acid Food Fortification to Prevent Neural Tube Defects: The Pro or Con Debate

    Evangelia Chrysanthopoulou, Irene Karampela, Chrysi Diakaki, Maria Theodorakopoulou, Apostolos Armaganidis

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, July 2018
    Pages: 66-72
    Received: 15 June 2018
    Accepted: 9 July 2018
    Published: 4 August 2018
    Abstract: Neural tube defects are the second most common congenital anomaly. Among the known risk factors, low levels of folic acid rank first as responsible for the majority of cases recorded worldwide. In 1986, the mandatory folic acid food fortification in the U.S.A. led to dramatic reduction of disease incidence, while for many people it was considered a... Show More
  • Obesity Among Male Employees at Saudi Aramco: Trends, Factors, and Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Recommendations

    Alexander Woodman, Nizar Jaoua

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, July 2018
    Pages: 73-81
    Received: 29 June 2018
    Accepted: 13 July 2018
    Published: 7 August 2018
    Abstract: The purpose of this primary data analysis is to estimate the prevalence of obesity in a specific workplace in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The information would then be used to predict the prevalence of obesity among the male workforce of Saudi Aramco, the largest oil company in the world. A total of N=1,000 male employees (883Saudis, 117non-... Show More
  • Factors Predicting Treatment Outcome in Hospitalized Patients with Acute Exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD)

    Abhay Uppe, Padmaraj Ankale, Arti Sharma, Ria Shah, Girija Nair

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, July 2018
    Pages: 82-85
    Received: 28 June 2018
    Accepted: 19 July 2018
    Published: 14 August 2018
    Abstract: Objective: The aim of our study was to study the COPD phenotypes, comorbidities and factors predicting treatment outcomes in patients with acute exacerbations of COPD admitted in hospital. Methodology: A retrospective study of fifty patients with acute exacerbation of COPD admitted in a tertiary care hospital during July 2015 to August 2016 was don... Show More