Volume 3 Issue 1

Volume 3 Issue 1

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Case Report
A Case of Sneddon’s Syndrome Attempted the Suicide Due To Progressive Mental Deterioration

Takashi Kasahara, MD, PhD1*, Kayako Nitta, MD1, Hidenori Kanke, MD1, Yuji Koyama, MD, PhD1, Minoru Toyokura MD, PhD

Sneddon’s syndrome (SS) is a rare clinical entity characterized by livedo reticularis (LR) and cerebrovascular disease. This disease is thought to bear some relationship with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), but the prognosis of SS is more serious than that of APS due to recurrence of cerebral infarction, migraine, and progressive cognitive impairment. We present the case of a 49-year-old woman with diffuse LR of the feet, migraine-type headache, left hemiplegia, and mental deterioration.

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Empirical Article 
Growing up Among Caring Others: Sib-Care in Zambia and the Netherlands

Haatembo Mooya*

Cultural and gender differences in sib-care and attachment were explored using a retrospective survey instrument comparing Zambian ( n = 200) and Dutch ( n= 194) college students. Students from the University of Zambia and Leiden University, respectively. The total study sample (N = 394). Four main hypotheses were tested: (1) Zambian participants performed more sib-care than the Dutch participants; (2) female participants performed more sib-care than male participants, both among the Zambian and Dutch groups; (3) larger family size was associated with more sib-care; and (4) securely attached participants performed more sib-care than their less securely attached peers.

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