Volume 4 Issue 1


PEDX6 Antioxidative Enzyme at Oxidative Stress in Lung Biology

Yan Wang*

Oxidative stress is widely recognized as a major pathophysiologic mechanism in various injuries that lead to either acute or chronic organ failure as lung is particularly susceptible to oxidative damage [1]. This stress is characterized by the increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) as superoxide radical, H2O2 or hydroxyl radical, which can result in oxidation in organs also including nucleic PDF


Complications and Mortality of Systemic Vasculitis – A Postmortem Clinicopathologic Study of 234 Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Miklos Bely*1 and Agnes Apathy2

Systemic vasculitis of autoimmune origin (A-SV) may be regarded as one of the basic manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA may be complicated by lethal septic infection (SI) as well, frequently accompanied by systemic septic vasculitis (S-SV). PDF

Research Article

Prevalence of Hepatitis C Marker in Patients with Rheumatic Valvular Heart Disease

Nafee WE1*, Elsafty EE1 and Sakr SA1

Egypt has the largest epidemic of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the world. The recently released Egyptian Demographic Health Survey [EDHS] tested a representative sample of the entire country for HCV antibody. The overall prevalence (percentage of people) positive for antibody to HCV was 14.7 %. Rheumatic heart diseases (RHD) constitute 25-40% of all cardiovascular disease in developing countries. PDF


Role of Accurate Measurement of Blood Pressure in Management of Hypertension: A Case Study and Healthcare Delivery Challenges in Bangladesh

Pratyay Hasan1*, Kazi Tuba-E Mozazfia2 , Kazi Md Saleheen Towhid1 , Faisal Arif Chowdhury1

Accurate measurement of blood pressure is necessary for management of hypertension. This article reviews potential sources of error, and describes a case in which improper technique of measurement and interpretations of blood pressure variationcaused unnecessary PDF