Table of contents (Vol 11, No 3)
RESEARCH

The use of traditional medicines to lower blood pressure
 

This study aims to quantify the use of traditional medicines and to identify factors associated with its use among people with hypertension.

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By Riana Rahmawati, Beata Bajorek

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Impact of migraine headaches and depression/anxiety on the incidence of post-dural puncture headache during postpartum course
 

This retrospective analysis identifies and assess the risk of developing a post-dural puncture headache in parturients with a documented history of primary migraines and anxiety/depression.

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By Jing Song, Kathryn Breidenbach, Annie Lynn Penaco Duong, Shane Zhang, Vilma Joseph

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Neuron- specific enolase level in patients with metabolic syndrome and its value forecasting acute stroke
 

The present study aims to determine the neuron-specific enolase (NSE) serum level in patients with metabolic syndrome and the value of this level for forecasting acute stroke.

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By Oral Ospanov, Kadisha Ospanova, Irina Kadyrova

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A Critical review of surgical logbook applications for the android and iOS platforms in the Australian setting
 

The present study offers a critical review of available logbooks apps in the Australian market for Android and iPhone and reported our findings.

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By Navid Ahmadi, Niranjan Sritharan, Elishan Aruliah

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A study of the prevalence and risk factors for cardiovascular disorders among patients registered with the primary health centres
 

This study highlights the importance of primary preventive measures at an early age to reduce the risk of CVDs among the younger population.

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By Mohammed Abdullah Almansour

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Evaluation of sensitivity and the specificity of Canadian CT head rule and New Orleans criteria in patients with head injury
 

This study aims to evaluate the sensitivity and the specificity of Canadian and New Orleans criteria in determining the rate of head injury.

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By Nasim Chobdari, Mohammad Davood Sharifi, Behrang Rezvani Kakhki, Sara Shamsaei, Hamideh Feiz Disfani, Amir Masoud Hashemian

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REVIEW

John Billings, an Australian medical pioneer in research on fertility and contraception
 

This review aims to clarify inaccurate data and to shed light on the role Billings’ discoveries play in contemporary research on contraception.

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By Kurt Kraetschmer

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CASE STUDY

A case of very delayed surgical site infection after instrumented spine surgery
 

This case report highlights about an instrumented patient with delayed and persistent surgical site infection sustained by Bacteroides fragilis.

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By Mauro Dobran, Nasi Davide, Paracino Riccardo, Bizzocchi Gianluca, Marini Alessandra, Scerrati Massimo

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Anaphylaxis to Moringa oleifera: First description
 

This case study reports the first description of systemic anaphylaxis following ingestion of Moringa oleifera seedpod.

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By Lucinda J. Berglund

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Groin pain secondary to Femoral Acetabular Impingement- A case of mistaken identity
 

This case report highlights the importance of a detailed history, thorough examination including impingement tests, as well as diagnostic imaging to further investigate Femoral Acetabular Impingement syndrome as a cause of groin pain.

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By Elizabeth Tan, Pramod Durgakeri

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