Bosma Arhinia Microphthalmia and Cardiac Abnormalities: A Case Report
Aakash Trivedi, OMS-III, Tyler Bean, OMS-III, Kayla Brown, M.S., OMS-III and Carolyn Cain, M.D
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 25, 2020
Bosma arhinia microphthalmia (BAM) syndrome is a rare condition with less than 100 patients reported. The suggested criteria for BAM syndrome diagnosis include congenital arhinia, hypoplastic maxilla, hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, and normal cognition in males. Our patient presented with unique symptomatology of cardiac abnormalities not otherwise described in literature relating to BAM syndrome. Anatomically, our patient had a patent ductus arteriosus and questionable aortic coarctation, a pat...
Pulmonary Embolism Mimicking Pneumonia, Acute Heart Failure and Myocardial Infarction: A Case Report
Hayatu Umar, Augie Ibrahim, Akintomide F. Akindotun, Muhammed E. Hadiza, Aminu M. Sakajiki, Maiyaki S. Abubakar, Balarabe A. Salisu, Mehmet S. Ulgen, Enver Erbilen, Mustafa Kirman
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 23, 2020
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common medical condition encountered in emergency departments and is a major contributor to global disease burden. It’s often misdiagnosed in critically ill patients despite being common and diagnosis a times is at autopsy. This disease spectrum may present either as asymptomatic deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or acute pulmonary embolism (PE) leading to death. When established PE occurs without any evidence of DVT, this is known as de-novo pulmonary embolism...
Outcomes of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and its Predictors in Hospitalized Patients
Meisam Moezzi, Golshan Afshari, Fakher Rahim, Meysam Alavian, Maryam Banitorfi, Saeed Hesam and Nasrin Fatemi
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 13, 2020
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been a frequently performed medical intervention that increases the chance of survival of a person strickenby cardiac arrest, and there is a great value of diversity in the rate of successful rehabilitation in societies. There was no significant difference in the success rate of CPR between men and women. The comparison of age groups revealed a significant difference between the success rates of CPR in the age of 14-64 with the group above 64. The analysis...
Septic Shock from Pyelonephritis in Pregnancy
Adam Rindfleisch, MD, Hannah Do, MD, Tove M Goldson, MD, PhD and Samuel N Forjuoh, MD, MPH, DrPH
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 06, 2020
Pyelonephritis is a relatively common infection in pregnancy. We report a case of a 20-year-old pregnant woman with limited prenatal care and history of untreated asymptomatic bacteriuria who presented to labor and delivery triage with signs and symptoms suggestive of sepsis. The initial management, although primarily driven by the patient’s chief complaints, history, and vital signs, was confounded by a relatively unremarkable urinalysis and physical exam. The patient subsequently developed s...