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Open Access Opinion

Doing Brief Work, Slowly: Compassion as Intervention in Behavioral Medicine

Ron Dolgin, Matthew J. Davis
Received: March 20, 2019; Published: June 18, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1902037

Abstract: Integration of behavioral health consultants and specialists into medical settings has accelerated the development of evidenced-based practices for an array of problems and concerns common to behavioral medicine. Though these treatments have shown to be beneficial for those that engage in protocols, [...]

Open Access Original Research

Ex-Vivo Perfusion of Donor Hearts: The Feasibility of Banked Blood for Normothermic Machine Perfusion

Hong Chee Chew, Ling Gao, Jeanette E. Villaneuva, Aoife Doyle, Mark Hicks, Andrew Jabbour, Kumud K. Dhital, Peter S. Macdonald
Received: March 09, 2019; Published: June 18, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1902067

Abstract: Background: Normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) utilises 1.2-1.5L of donor blood (DB) with a target perfusate haematocrit of 25% to reanimate the donor heart. Limitations to current practise include small donor size and donor anaemia which can impact on the recovery of these hearts. Furthermore, in [...]

Open Access Review

Non-CMV Viral Infections Following Solid-Organ Transplantation – Focus on Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus Type-1 and Human Herpesviruses-6,-7 and -8

Katerina G. Oikonomou, Sarah Taimur
Received: February 14, 2019; Published: June 17, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1902066

Abstract: In non-endemic areas, HTLV-1 is an uncommon pathogen in the transplant host but can be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Careful assessment of risk factors, targeted screening and heightened awareness of the clinical presentation of HTLV-1 associated disease is necessary for timel [...]

Open Access Review

Treating Dementia Early: Limiting Cellular Damage in Brain Tissue

Joseph S. D'Arrigo
Received: December 27, 2018; Published: June 17, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1902057

Abstract: Much evidence has been reported which indicates that microvascular endothelial dysfunction, due to cerebrovascular risk factors (e.g., atherosclerosis, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, smoking, aging), precedes cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease and contributes to its pathogenesis. By incorpor [...]

Open Access Communication

Making Sense of Senselessness: Contemporary Literary Commentaries on Dementia

Michael Chapman, Jennifer Philip, Paul Komesaroff
Received: December 20, 2018; Published: June 17, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1902056

Abstract: Alzheimer’s Disease is increasingly seen as the major health in developed countries supplanting cancer and heart disease. The terror with which we respond to dementia, is grounded in a view of dementia as a monstrous descent, ambushing our healthy ageing through an incursion of pathology. The perva [...]

Open Access Perspective

Compassion in Preregistration Nurse Education: An Integrated Review

Pras Ramluggun, Sanj Nathoo
Received: March 07, 2019; Published: June 13, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1902036

Abstract: The evolving, dynamic and challenging healthcare landscape requires that the art and science of nursing equip preregistration nursing students (PNS) with the knowledge and skills to positively respond to these changes. Central to PNS’ ability to demonstrate competence in the fundamentals of nursing [...]

Open Access Review

Zinc in Liver Fibrosis

Kurt Grüngreiff , Thomas Gottstein, Dirk Reinhold
Received: March 15, 2019; Published: June 13, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.hg.1902023

Abstract: Acute and in particular chronic liver disease of viral, alcoholic and non-alcoholic genesis is a large, often unnoticed health hazard around the world. It can lead to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the course of decades. Liver fibrosis, conversion of functional parenchyma to connect [...]

Open Access Case Report

Cancer and the Display of Lymph Nodes Using Potentized Remedies (Derivates of Iodine and Carbo Animalis)

Dietmar Payrhuber, Piero Sangaletti, Josef Muehlmann
Received: May 10, 2018; Published: June 10, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1902035

Abstract: (1) Background: The article provides insight into the mode of the immune system acting hierarchically when administering potentized remedies. Occasionally, this can be best seen in severe cases as available with cancer. (2) Methods: The careful anamnesis and subsequent prescription is based on Jan S [...]

Open Access Review

Respiratory Viral Infections in Lung Transplant Recipients: Implications for Long Term Outcomes and Emerging Therapies

Sheila Krishnan, Chadi Hage, Raymond Coakley, David van Duin, Leonard Jason Lobo
Received: February 18, 2019; Published: June 10, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1902065

Abstract: Lung transplant recipients are at greater risk of respiratory viral infections as compared to other solid organ transplant recipients due to constant exposure of the allograft to the external environment. There are no standardized methods for surveillance, prevention, or treatment of these infectio [...]

Open Access Review

Managing Acute Severe Necrotising Pancreatitis

Michal Kawka, Tamara MH Gall, Long R Jiao
Received: February 25, 2019; Published: June 05, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.hg.1902022

Abstract: Background: Severe necrotising pancreatitis (SNP) is characterised by high mortality, severe complications and bad prognosis despite progress in understanding of aetiology and progression of the disease. Traditionally, necrotic changes were removed by open necrosectomy but the paradigm has shifted t [...]

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