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Symposium proceedings, summaries of presentations or collections of medical data on a specific topic are also welcome, for publication as supplements/special issues.</p> http://jmpr.info/index.php/jmpr/article/view/69 Natal Teeth: A Case Report, Review of Myths and Misconceptions and Management 2018-08-07T06:21:28+00:00 Charles Lukanga Kimera lkimera@unam.na <p>This case report is about a newborn that was delivered with two incisor teeth, which was met with mixed reactions from the local hospital staff. The mother, however, despite the talk that was all over the community heed to the medical advice and the child was thus well managed. The purpose of this case report is to review the myths and misconception surrounding natal teeth and the management of natal teeth.</p> 2018-08-06T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://jmpr.info/index.php/jmpr/article/view/78 Is Increased Stress Affecting Prenatal Attachment in High Risk Pregnancies? 2018-08-07T06:40:39+00:00 Mehmet Bülbül mehmetbulbulmd@gmail.com Berna Dilbaz sdilbaz@hotmail.com Saadet Boybay Koyuncu saadetboybay87@gmail.com Yurdagül Yağmur yurdagul.yagmur@inonu.edu.tr <p><strong>Objectives</strong>: Stress and anxiety during pregnancy period might have a negative impact on mother-baby attachment. In this study, it was aimed to evaluate the effect of increased stress on prenatal attachment in high-risk pregnancies.</p> <p><strong>Material and methods:</strong> 195 pregnancies with high-risk pregnancy and 87 pregnancies without any risk factors were included in the study. The Perceived Stress Scale and Prenatal Attachment Inventory were applied to all patients in this study and the findings of healthy pregnant women were compared with women with high-risk pregnancy.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> Age (25,55±4,40 vs 28,99±5,65, p&lt;0,001), gravida (2,02±1,18 vs 3,01±1,84, p&lt;0,001), parity and number of living children of the high-risk pregnancy group were higher. Although the perceived stress level in high-risk pregnancy group was higher than the control group (17.37±5.98 vs 13,95±5.36, p&lt;0.001), the prenatal attachment was similar in both groups. (p&gt;0.005). When the factors affecting prenatal attachment in pregnancy were examined prenatal attachment was found to be lower in women older than 35 years (52,92±9,65 vs 57,75±9,56 p:0,005), who have&nbsp; a higher number of pregnancies (r: -0,311, p&lt;;0,001), a lower socio-economic level (49,89±11,02 vs 58,14±9,06 p&lt;0,001), a lower level of education (r:0,139, p:0,020), who smoke (53,47±9,22 vs 58,04±9,61 p:0,001), and when the current pregnancy is unplanned (52,35±9,21 vs 58,57±9,39, p&lt;0,001).</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong> As a result, although the perceived stress increases in high-risk pregnancy it does not have a negative impact on the prenatal attachment.</p> 2018-08-07T06:34:54+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://jmpr.info/index.php/jmpr/article/view/82 Management of Myoclonic Epilepsy in Tofana Syndrome 2018-08-18T10:55:52+00:00 Georg Papas fipaps@yahoo.de <p>In a recent article, Lamperti and Zeviani discussed the management of epilepsy in patients with myoclonic epilepsy with ragged-red fibers (MERRF) syndrome and Alpers-Huttenlocher disease (AHS) [Lamperti &amp; Zeviani 2016]. We have the following comments and concerns.</p> <p>Mitochondrial epilepsy is not only prevalent in MERRF syndrome and AHS but also in MELAS and particularly non-syndromic mitochondrial disorders (MIDs) [Lee et al. 2016, Whittaker et al. 2015]. Myoclonic epilepsy in MIDs may not only occur in MERRF and AHS but also in coenzyme-Q deficiency, and non-syndromic MIDs [Mancuso et al. 2014]. In MELAS, epilepsy particularly occurs in the context of stroke-like episodes [Whittaker et al. 2015]. There are indications that seizures even trigger a stroke-like episode [Finsterer &amp; Wakil, 2016]. This is why it is recommended to achieve maximal seizure control in patients with stroke-like episodes, particularly in MELAS.</p> 2018-08-18T09:24:18+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##