Case Studies

Healthcare case studies focus on specific issues and provide insights on how a particular technology or development is useful to the healthcare providers. This section presents case studies on industry developments, technologies, products and services.

A Case Report of Cocaine Abuse, Acute Coronary Syndrome, and Eroded Plaque: Stent or not Stent?

Intracoronary imaging techniques have allowed characterizing atherosclerotic plaques morphologically in patients with the acute coronary syndrome ACS Although the main feature described is plaque rupture the use of optical coherence tomography

Fulminant Bacterial Myocarditis Presenting as Myocardial Infarction

A previously healthy man presented with inferior myocardial infarction and recent upper respiratory tract infection Bacteremia was detected and treated however the patient developed refractory polymorphic ventricular tachycardia storm and shock

Difficulties in Diagnosis and Treatment of Severe Secondary Raynaud’s Phenomenon in a Cameroonian Woman: A Case Report

Valirie Ndip Agbor Tsi Njim and Leopold Ndemnge Aminde Abstract Background Raynauds phenomenon is a microvascular disorder that results in exaggerated vasoconstriction over vasodilatation secondary to an alteration in autonomic control Though benign it can result in severe ulceration and ultimately gangrene associated with disfiguration an...

Stepwise Management of Necrotizing Enterocolitis Could Improve Outcome of this Life-Threatening Disease

Abdel Maksod YH Shahin AM Ahmed H and Aabdelwahab MB Departments of Pediatrics and General Surgery Faculty of Medicine Benha University Egypt Abstract Objectives To present various lines of management of infants with necrotizing enterocolitis NEC and to outline its outcome Patients and Methods This prospective study included neo

Subepithelial Rectal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor – The Use of Endoscopic Ultrasoundguided Fine Needle Aspiration to Establish a Definitive Cytological Diagnosis: a case report

Abstract Background Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are the most common mesenchymal neoplasms affecting the gastrointestinal tract The stomach is the most common location to be affected and the rectum one of the rarest but the whole gastrointestinal tract remains susceptible Gastrointestinal stromal tumors account for only of rectal tumors C...

Missed Pulmonary Tb Screening Opportunities At Primary Healthcare Facilities: An Exit Case Study

Abstract Background A key driver of TB transmission is the significant number of missed TB cases who are undiagnosed In WHO estimated million missing cases of TB Though South African national guidelines recommend universal TB screening of all individuals presenting to health facilit

Effects Of Interactive Patient Smartphone Support App On Drug Adherence And Lifestyle Changes In Myocardial Infarction Patients: A Randomized Case Study

Abstract Cardiovascular disease is the single most common cause of death and is often preventable In patients with myocardial infarction MI secondary prevention measures pharmacologic and behaviouroriented are essential to reduce morbidity and mortality Education concerning the benefits of adherence to prescribed medical treatments and lifestyle m...

Radiofrequency Ablation For Benign Thyroid Nodules: A Case Study

Abstract Radiofrequency ablation RFA is a minimally invasive technique used with ultrasound or computed tomography guidance which can produce tissue coagulation necrosis in various kinds of tumours in the human body In the past years numerous studies about RFA in benign thyroid nodules have been published Reviewing these studies we noticed that t...

Risk Perceptions Of Msf Healthcare Workers On The Recent Ebola Epidemic In West Africa: A Case Study

Abstract Healthcare workers HCW in general are considered to be at high risk during epidemics Their training for Ebola provided by Mdecins sans frontires MSF is presently based on imparting factual information which does not necessarily translate into knowledge or appropriate practices We aimed to understand the importance of risk percept

Rural Versus Urban Hospitals In Poland: A Financial Health Assessment Case Study

Abstract Literature studies suggest that hospitals in rural areas are usually smaller and more sensitive to changes in health policies The aim of this research is to assess and compare the financial condition of rural and urban hospitals Basing on literature studies we have assumed that rural hospitals are characterized by lower profitability high...

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