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  • Case report - Medical Published: Jun 30, 2017

    Giant Ileal Polyp Causing Ileocolic Intussusception

    IFPs are rare benign tumors most commonly found in stomach, followed by ileum. Smaller IFPs are usually asymptomatic. The presence of symptoms depends on the size and site of tumor. Gastric IFPs can present with outlet obstruction and bleeding resulting in anemia, whereas giant small bowel IFPs usually present with…

    -Radhika Chavan, Zaheer Nabi, Anuradha Sekharan, Rakesh Kalapala, and Nageshwar Reddy

  • Case report - Medical Published: Jul 05, 2017

    Dysphagia in Two Cases of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva

    Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder caused by a heterozygous mutation in the ACVR1 gene. It is characterized by progressive heterotopic ossification (HO) and developmental skeletal defects. In this study, we assessed the swallowing function in two patients with FOP presenting the limited mandibular opening.

    -George Umemoto, Hirokazu Furuya, Hajime Arahata, Miwa Sugahara, Yuri Mizuno, Ayako Miyoshi, Naoki Fu

  • Review article - Lifesciences Published: Jul 12, 2017

    As Viewed Through the Eyes of Hydra, Regeneration Cannot Occur Without the Presence of a Properly Formed Extracellular Matrix

    Extensive studies on cell/extracellular matrix (cell/ECM) interactions in Hydra (an early divergent metazoan, dating back some 600 million years) indicate that in this animal model of cell-matrix interactions, an ECM is a critical and an absolute requirement for regeneration and morphogenesis to occur. This short review will highlight the data…

    -Michael P. Sarras Jr

  • Case report - Medical Published: Jun 23, 2017

    Pembrolizumab Associated Hypothyroidism: Case Report and Review of Literature

    Pembrolizumab is a Programmed Death 1 (PD-1) inhibitor used to treat advanced malignant melanoma and metastatic non- small cell lung cancer. It was recently approved by United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of unresectable and advanced stage malignant melanoma. The most common side effects of Pembrolizumab noted…

    -Niranjan Tachamo, Saroj Lohani, Salik Nazir, Rishikesh Joshi, and Mrunalini Deshmukh

  • Short communication - Medical Published: Jul 03, 2017

    Crouzon Syndrome

    Crouzon’s syndrome was first described by a French neurologist, Octave Crouzon (1874-1938) in the year 1912 as one of the varieties of craniosynostosis. It is also known as craniofacial dysostosis. It has prevalence of 15–16% in one million new born and 4.5% of all craniosystosis. The known race or sex…

    -Ambarkova Vesna, Vladimir Popovski