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Case Series  |   Volume 4, Issue 4

Infectious Diseases Mimicking Ovarian Carcinomatosis

Sara M Drayer and Jessica J Shank
Abstract

Two Filopina women presented with abdominal distension and had evaluations suggestive of advanced gynecologic malignancy. The first patient underwent surgery and was found to have peritoneal tuberculosis. Intra-operative pathology from the second case revealed ovarian carcinoma with schistosomal granulomas of the intestines.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2378-3656/1410166

Case Series  |   Volume 4, Issue 4

Successful Resolution of Uremic Tumoral Calcinosis with Conventional Hemodialysis Using a Low-Calcium Containing Dialysate

Saul Pampa-Saico, Maite Rivera-Gorrin, Estefania Yerovi-Leon, Victor Burguera, Milagros Fernandez-Lucas and Jose L Teruel-Briones
Abstract

A 40-year-old Caucasian man with end-stage renal disease (ERSD) due unknown cause had been on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) since 2009 with 3.5 meq/l calcium dialysate.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2378-3656/1410165

Case Series  |   Volume 4, Issue 4

Anti-HMGCR Necrotizing Autoimmune Myopathy Leading to Identification of Cancer Relapse

Oceane Landon-Cardinal , Yves Allenbach and Olivier Benveniste
Abstract

In 2004, a 57-years-old female received rosuvastatin for secondary prevention of stroke. In 2010, an asymptomatic CK elevation around 900 IU/L is noticed on a routine workup and persisted despite statin discontinuation. A rise in CK level is progressively observed (up to 2,400 IU/L) and the patient referred in Neurology for consultation in March 2011.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2378-3656/1410164

Case Series  |   Volume 4, Issue 4

Continuous Bilateral Brachial Plexus Blockade for Acute Pain Control in Patients with Bilateral Upper Extremity Traumatic Injuries: A Review of Five Cases

Sudipta Sen, Michael E Franklin, Veerandra Babu Koyyalamudi, Elyse M Cornett and Charles J Fox
Abstract

In this study we discuss five case scenarios where we felt bilateral brachial plexus blocks were appropriate and, if performed with caution, the benefits would outweigh the risks. Each of these patients suffered severe bilateral upper-extremity traumatic injuries, requiring multiple surgical procedures and debridement's while inpatient on the trauma service.

  PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2378-3656/1410163