VOLUME-4 | ISSUE-3 | YEAR-2021
Case Report | Open Access | Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2021 Aug 14;4(3):157-61
Emergency Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in A Patient with The Assistance of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
Yan Xu, Pengkun Zhang, Dengfeng Fang*
Pages: 157-61 | First Published: 14 August 2021 | DOI: 10.36502/2021/ASJBCCR.6247
Surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) is considered the gold-standard treatment for patients with severe aortic valve stenosis (AS), yet 30% are considered inappropriate for SAVR on account of the advanced age and multiple comorbidities. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) provides an option for high-risk patients with severe AS, especially for those accompanied with acute cardiogenic shock and multiple organ dysfunction. Herein, we presented a case of a patient resuscitated successfully with TAVI in combination with intra-aortic balloon pump.
Case Report | Open Access | Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2021 Sept 25;4(3):162-65
Infectious Endocarditis with Major Cutaneous Expression: About A Case
Serigne Mor Beye*, Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Samb, Khadimu Rassoul DIOP, Ansoumana Conde, Joseph Salvador Mingou, Jean Baptiste Mathieu Sy, Adama Kane
Pages: 162-65 | First Published: 25 September 2021 | DOI: 10.36502/2021/ASJBCCR.6248
Infectious endocarditis is a transplant of microorganisms in healthy endocardium, in injured endocardium or intracardiac material. The diagnosis is based on clinical, microbiological and echocardiographic abnormalities. The clinical manifestations of an infectious endocarditis can be variable often evoked by a long-term fever, an alteration of the general state and the appearance or aggravation of a preexisting cardiac murmur. It can in nearly 20% of cases be revealed by skin manifestations.
Short Communication | Open Access | Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2021 Sept 28;4(3):166-69
Psychological Application for New Version of Tokyo University Egogram Battery
Tomohiro Yokoyama, Hiroshi Bando*
Pages: 166-69 | First Published: 28 September 2021 | DOI: 10.36502/2021/ASJBCCR.6249
Transactional Analysis (TA) has been a personality theory beneficial to mutual communication associated with the research of egogram. Tokyo University Egogram (TEG) has been a reliable psychological battery. TEG ver3 was recently introduced, which was applied to 98 university students. The results for 5 egogram factors were compared to previous standard values. Similar data were observed in Critical Parent(CP), Nurturing Parent(NP), and Adult(A). Higher tendency values (vs standard value) were found in male Free Child (FC) 12.3 vs 10.6, male Adapted Child (AC) 13.6 vs 10.0, and female AC 14.8 vs 10.8. Further study for TEG will be expected in the future.
Case Series | Open Access | Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2021 Oct 26;4(3):170-78
Congenital Constriction Band Syndrome: Clinical Study of Three Cases in Togo
Foli Agbeko*, Fidèle Comlan Dossou, Mawouto Fiawoo, Elom Ounoo Takassi, Mawuse Koffi Guédénon, Kokou Agbékogni Réné Segbedji, Djatougbé Ayaovi Elie Akolly, Magnoulelem N’Zonou, Sollim Talboussouma, Mazama Pakoudjare, Homba Daké Batalia, Kokouvi Evenyo Abalo, Edem Koffi Djadou, Kokou Nadiedjoa Douti, Adama Dodji Gbadoe, Yawo Dzayissé Atakouma, Didier Koffi Gnamey
Pages: 170-78 | First Published: 26 October 2021 | DOI: 10.36502/2021/ASJBCCR.6250
Introduction: Congenital constriction band syndrome (CCBS) or amniotic band syndrome is a complex set of congenital malformations, mainly affecting the limbs, but also the craniofacial and thoraco-abdominal region.
The Patients: The purpose of this work is to describe the clinical and diagnostic aspects of CCBS in Togo in relation to 03 clinical cases.
The Primary Diagnoses, Interventions, and Outcomes: The first case is characterized by an asymmetric bilateral superficial constriction groove of the lower limbs, pseudosyndactylias and synostosis of the tibia and fibula on X-ray. The second has a deep strangulation in the left arm with an amputation of the fingers associated with hypochromic skin lesions, poorly hemmed polylobal ear and skin growths. The latter characterized by persistent bridle, strangulation and ischemia downstream of that of the left wrist with postnatal amputation of the left hand.
Conclusion: The strengthening of antenatal diagnosis, the introduction of genetic counselling and the establishment of a national malformations register should make it possible to improve the management of cases of amniotic flange disease.
Case Report | Open Access | Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2021 Oct 27;4(3):179-83
Case Report and Highlight Clues on the Diagnosis of Pilomatrical Carcinoma
Lewkowicz María de los Milagros*, Greco Daniel Alejandro, Lezcano Félix Gabriel, Cachau Victoria, Díaz de la Fuente Florencia
Pages: 179-83 | First Published: 27 October 2021 | DOI: 10.36502/2021/ASJBCCR.6251
Pilomatrical Carcinoma (PC) is a rare malignant adnexal tumor with matrical differentiation. Its benign counterpart (Pilomatrixoma) is diagnosed much more frequently in daily pathological practice. Both entities share genetic alterations but the malignant counterpart acquires mutations that make it develop an aggressive behavior.
We describe a 33-year-old man who presented with a 7 x 6 cm nodular ulcerated lesion in the left ear with markedly accelerated growth in the last month. Incisional biopsy was referred to us with suspicion of squamous cell carcinoma versus pyogenic granuloma.
Case Report | Open Access | Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2021 Nov 02;4(3):184-90
A Case Report of Delayed Hemothorax Complicated by Fibrothorax
Tanvi Chokshi, Alexandra Theodosopoulos, Ethan Wilson, Michael Ysit, Sameir Alhadi, Leonard Ranasinghe*
Pages: 184-90 | First Published: 02 November 2021 | DOI: 10.36502/2021/ASJBCCR.6252
Delayed hemothorax is a potentially life-threatening complication of thoracic trauma that should be carefully considered in all patients presenting with thoracic injury. We report a case of delayed hemothorax in a 77-year-old male presenting eleven days’ status post multiple right mid- to high-rib fractures. His case was complicated by retained hemothorax after CT-guided chest-tube with subsequent video-assisted tube thoracostomy (VATS) revealing fibrothorax necessitating conversion to open thoracotomy. Known risk factors for development of delayed hemothorax include older patient age, three or more rib fractures, and presence of mid- to high-rib fractures, and should be used in risk stratification of thoracic trauma. Tube thoracostomy is often sufficient in management of delayed hemothorax. In rare cases, hemothoraces can be complicated by retained hemothorax or fibrothorax, which require more invasive therapy and carry greater morbidity and mortality.
Commentary | Open Access | Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2021 Nov 16;4(3):191-94
Several Effective Measures for Minus Excess Mortality of COVID-19 in Japan Including Mutual Interrelationships and Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF)
Pages: 191-94 | First Published: 16 November 2021 | DOI: 10.36502/2021/ASJBCCR.6253
The impact of COVID-19 can be shown by life expectancy, excess death and total years of life lost (YLL). United States showed life expectancy minus 1.67 years, excess deaths 375,235 and total YLL 7,362,555. The excess death of Japan has remained minus value for long, in which long-term care facilities (LTCF) may contribute. LTCF has characteristic points as i) mutual interrelationships between hospitals, medical societies and prefectural offices, ii) rapid communication channels for regulatory official authorities, iii) high degree of citizenship and cooperation of all Japanese people for daily life and iv) mild lockdown without any punishment with declaration.
Commentary | Open Access | Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2021 Dec 30;4(3):195-98
Further Hospital Art Development of Masking Tape Using Thin Film Sheet
Kei TANAKA, Shinji NAGAHIRO, Hiroshi BANDO*
Pages: 195-98 | First Published: 30 December 2021 | DOI: 10.36502/2021/ASJBCCR.6254
The authors and collaborators have continued practice of hospital art in the university and community hospitals and various research with experts. The material for hospital art is masking tape which is easily made and attached for everyone. Formerly, we have conducted artwork in front of the wall, which took a long time. Currently, we have tried to take the most advantage of the thin-film sheet. Our staff can prepare artwork with a size of 20 cm square in advance. Many square parts with double-sided attachment tape can be gathered together, which is completed and useful in a short time.