Volume 1 Issue 5

Research Article

Could patients undergoing total knee replacement achieve an improvement on psychological distress?

Total knee replacement should be aimed not only at the clinical and functional improvement but also at enhancing the quality of life. Thus, the preoperative mental health and, especially psychological distress has acquired a significant….

Manuel Jiménez, Cristóbal Martínez, Alfonso Espinosa, Andrea Nieto, José A. Salido
2018; 1(5): 226 – 232 . doi: 10.31488/jjm.1000121
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Research Article

Frailty in the elderly population of Costa Rica

Between 2000 and 2050, the number of inhabitants on Earth aged 60 years or older will double. In absolute numbers, this age group will grow from 605 million to 2000 million in only half a century [1]….

José Ernesto Picado Ovares, Isabel Cristina Barrientos Calvo, Fernando Morales Martínez, Alejandro Sandí Jirón
2018; 1(5): 233 – 237 . doi: 10.31488/jjm.1000122
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Mini Review

Limb Salvage Using Liquid Nitrogen Treated Autologous Bone Graft in Sarcoma Surgery

The early use of liquid nitrogen in tumor surgery was reported by Cooper [1] in 1962. And then, cryosurgery was applied to manage bone metastasis at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in the United States in 1969 as a palliative procedure [2]…..

Yasuo Yazawa, Jungo Imanishi, Tomoaki Torigoe
2018; 1(5): 239 -242 . doi: 10.31488/jjm.1000123
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Review

Darwin’s nose: The revival of physiognomy at Stanford University

One hundred and fifty years ago, the British naturalist Charles Darwin (1809–1882) published his second book devoted to the “Species Question”. Under the title The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication…

Ulrich Kutschera
2018; 1(5): 243 – 246. doi: 10.31488/jjm.1000124
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Research Article

Association between Elevated Mean Corpuscular Volume and C-reactive protein in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disorder that can affect many tissues and organs [1, 2]. Anemia is a common comorbidity in individuals with RA. There are few studies of frequency and type of anemia….

Takeshi Kuroda, Naohito Tanabe, Hiroe Sato, Daisuke Kobayashi, Takeshi Nakatsue, Yoko Wada, Masaaki Nakano, Ichiei Narita
2018; 1(5): 247 – 259 . doi: 10.31488/jjm.1000125
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