Ibnosina Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

: 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 101-

Life and medicine: COVID-19 and beyond

Elmahdi A Elkhammas1, Salem A Beshyah2,  
1 Department of Transplant Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
2 Department of Medicine, Dubai Medical College for Girls, Duabi, UAE

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Elmahdi A Elkhammas
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

How to cite this article:
Elkhammas EA, Beshyah SA. Life and medicine: COVID-19 and beyond.Ibnosina J Med Biomed Sci 2021;13:101-101

How to cite this URL:
Elkhammas EA, Beshyah SA. Life and medicine: COVID-19 and beyond. Ibnosina J Med Biomed Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Nov 27 ];13:101-101
Available from: http://www.ijmbs.org/text.asp?2021/13/3/101/326778

Full Text

The current issue of the Journal comes out as we have just passed the first half of the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the major impact on many aspects of daily life and medical practice, Life and medicine will not stop for COVID-19. The contents of the Journal over the COVID era maintained its variety. The current issue is no exception. Within its usual size, we included one review, four originals and a case report. A Ramadan Research Group presents their usual annual ritual of making a comprehensive narration of the global literature on Ramadan fasting in health and disease published in 2020.

The four original articles are published on a variety of subjects too. Two articles from Benghazi (Libya) are published in this issue. One reflects on local experience and short-term outcomes of trabeculectomy surgery in primary open-angle glaucoma focusing on the impact on intraocular pressure. The other provides an update on the profile of diabetes care, control, and complications in 2020. The remaining two articles address the topic of the year (COVID-19). The first is a national analytic retrospective cohort study that attempts to identify the determinants of intensive care unit admission of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia. The second from Turkey attempts to address the question of whether immature granulocyte count has a role in the diagnosis of COVID-19? A single case report included in the issue presents a delayed presentation of late-onset glutamic aciduria type II, a disease of infancy presenting in an adult with a concise review of the literature. Finally, Prof. Taher Ahmed Rizgalla of Tripoli, Libya, who passed away, is remembered by one of our editors.

We hope our readers enjoy and benefit from the issue.

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