Evaluation of Left Ventricular Function in Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis Patients with Global Longitudinal Strain Using Two Dimensional Speckle Tracking Method

Elham Rajaei; Nehzat Akiash; Karim Mowla; Nasibeh Akiash; Shirin Azizidoost

Volume 23, Issue 8 , 2021

  Background: Heart problems are one of the main causes of death in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, such as polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM). Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) and global longitudinal strain (GLS) are non-invasive, accurate, repeatable, and angle-independent ...  Read More

Machine Learning Techniques for Diagnosis of Lower Gastrointestinal Cancer: A Systematic Review

Mostafa Langarizadeh; Mohammadjavad Sayadi

Volume 23, Issue 7 , 2021

  Background: Nowadays, it can be seen that changes have taken place in the process of diseases and their clinical parameters. Accordingly, in some cases, general medical science and the use of clinical statistics based on the experiences of the physicians are not enough for the provision of sufficient ...  Read More

Coronavirus Disease 2019 with Comorbid Pulmonary Tuberculosis: A Case Report

Bianchuan Cao; Maohua Wei; Yihua Du; Kui Xiao; Qin Li; Wei Lu; Yongmao Huang; Gang Wu; Fuli Huang

Volume 22, Issue 10 , 2020

  Introduction: Since December 2019, a new type of pneumonia named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been reported in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. At present, there are no relevant reports on cases of COVID-19 and comorbid pulmonary tuberculosis. We herein report a case of a patient with COVID-19 ...  Read More

An Unusual Ring-Shaped Gallstone Mimicking Porcelain Gallbladder in a Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Case Report

Shang-Feng Tsai; Jun-Li Tsai

Volume 21, Issue 3 , 2019, Pages 1-4

  Background: Porcelain gallbladder is associated with a higher prevalence of malignancy. Prophylactic cholecystectomy is sug-gested for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. Although gallstones are very commonly observed in clinical practices, itis recommended in asymptomatic patients. However, ...  Read More