Peripheral nerve injury (PNI) is a common ailment that occurs after trauma such as lacerations of nerve tissue, crush injuries, gunshot wounds, drug injection injury, electrical injury and more. It can also occur due to autoimmune diseases, diabetes which is the leading cause of polyneuropathy, and vascular problems. PNI has more than 100 types of … Continue reading The Degrees of Peripheral Nerve Injury
Cholesterol sounds taboo for some because it is thought as something abnormal. Nevertheless, it is something that keeps us alive and allows us to keep cell membranes in check through the transportation of molecules and by creating hormones which are important biological components that regulate our body’s needs. Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in … Continue reading The Importance of Cholesterol & How to Control It
I would like to preface this entry by saying that I am NOT a mental health professional and hold zero expertise in the field of psychology. This article is a mere reflection of my thoughts and what I have learned through my personal experience. “I don’t believe our world needs more positivity. I believe our … Continue reading Toxic Positivity and The Complexities of Human Emotion
Spooky season is knocking on your door in time for the horror movie marathon to begin! Did you know that A Nightmare on Elm Street was inspired by an article from the L.A. Times regarding the death of a young Asian male refugee? The refugee did not want to sleep out of fear of being … Continue reading The story behind ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’
We have heard about different colors in light influencing certain emotions and behaviors but how about taking it a few steps further? Imagine living in a world where a person suffering from a behavioral disorder, for example an obsessive compulsive disorder, can undergo a procedure to be cured. They can go back to living a … Continue reading The Brilliance of Optogenetics
Emily Peterson*, Sarah Zarwi*, Aimee Lombard*, Anmol Singh*, Sarah Norman*, Chancée Forestier* * American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine Case Abstract: This case serves as a foundation to study the intricate public health elements such as social reproduction, domestic violence, and mental illness which irrevocably amplify the complexity of communicable diseases. While our … Continue reading AMWA: Walk it Like I Talk it: Bridging Public Health Factors and Patient-Centered Care
Rafeef Khleif*, Faisal Khowaja*, Farzana Sumia*, Noor Alqaysi*, Shafaq Kirmani* * American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine In this clinical case, we are presenting a 78-year-old right-handed South Asian woman who was perfectly normal before? presenting with an acute-onset right side stroke, delirium, and becoming mute. Neuroimaging showed a massive ischemic infarction extending … Continue reading Stroke in Dominant Hemisphere- A Silver Lining Through Neuropsychiatric Approaches of Therapy
Precipitation of diabetic ketoacidosis by COVID 19 infection in Type 1 diabetic individual due to possible insulin resistance
Joshua Tsai*, Noemi Jubaer* * American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine A young gentleman with known diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) under care of physician and compliant with insulin therapy developed Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) in the setting of an active asymptomatic SARS CoV-2 infection. These two conditions are not commonly discussed in synchronism; this case report works to expand on the sequence by which Diabetic … Continue reading Precipitation of diabetic ketoacidosis by COVID 19 infection in Type 1 diabetic individual due to possible insulin resistance
Attul Sharma*, Rachel Quint*, Fares Salem*, Zohal Rahimi*, Premsai Bondalapati*, Akashpreet Riar* * American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine Introduction: Sodium and potassium channels are the most critical players in the maintenance of homeostasis and function in the human body. Specifically, sodium imbalance can affect normal cardiac function; however, laboratory results may … Continue reading CIG: Poster Title: Nocturnal Death: A Case of Rhythmic Drama
PSYCH: Mental Health as a Spectrum: Understanding the Impact of Psychological and Psychosocial Wellness in Transgender Populations
Donya Ahmadian*, Jessica Avila*, Trisha Patel*, Sogand Solgi*, Marcos Rocha** American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine A 22 year old transgender man was voluntarily admitted to an inpatient psychiatric unit on 05/04/21 due to increasing anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation with a plan. The patient has a history psychiatric hospitalization and previous suicide … Continue reading PSYCH: Mental Health as a Spectrum: Understanding the Impact of Psychological and Psychosocial Wellness in Transgender Populations
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