Chorioretinitis as a Rare Presentation of Cat Scratch Disease: A Case Report
Zimmermann, Nicolas Lefebvre, Jaulhac B and Sauer A
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 30, 2015
A 12-year-old female was referred in our center for management of a chorioretinopathy. Ophthalmologic examination revealed unilateral chorioretinal scar with subretinal detachment. Laboratory evaluation revealed IgG antibodies for Bartonella hensalae. Treatment with oral azithromycin led to regression of lesions, resolution of subretinal detachment, and improvement in visual acuity....
Potentiating the Adverse Effects of Zolpidem in a Patient with Alcohol Dependence and SSRI use
Nitin Chopra, Abner Rayapati and Aarti Patel
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 29, 2015
Though rare, zolpidem has been implicated in perceptual disturbances. Zolpidem elimination can be reduced with liver or kidney pathology. Concomitant Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) and alcohol use have increased susceptibility to delirium. This case describes a 63 year old Caucasian male, seen by the consulting service, having depression and alcohol dependence, presenting with auditory and visual hallucinations with paranoid delusions. He was prescribed zolpidem 10mg for several y...
Left Atrial Versus Biatrial Maze Procedures in Atrial Fibrillation: Initial Institutional Randomized Trial with Literature Overview
Walid Ben Ali, Pierre Page, Jean Lambert, Michel Carrier and Denis Bouchard
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 27, 2015
The objective of study is to compare in a randomized fashion biatrial and left atrial Maze by continuous event recorder at one year follow-up. Methods: From January 2011 to December 2012, 19 patients were prospectively enrolled. Patients were allocated in 3 groups regarding their rythm, 7 continuous atrial fibrillation, 8 paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and 4 sinus rhythm with atrial size above 45 mm. Patients were randomized to receive left atrial or biatrial or not receive a Maze. Patients were...
An Unusual Foreign Body in the Neck: A Case of Sternal Wire Migration
O'Connell BP, DeNino WF and O'Rourke AK
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 26, 2015
Migration of sternal wires is a rare, but potentially serious, complication of median sternotomy and there are a limited number of reports in the literature regarding such migration. Most of these reports document cardiac and/or vascular injuries related to thoracic migration of stainless steel wires. Imran et al. reported bilateral pneumothoraces due to lateral displacement of sternal wires. Rungatscher et al. described sternal wire segments adjacent to, and inside of, the sternal insertion of ...