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Spontaneous renal hemorrhage is an uncommon entity with potentially serious consequences. We present a 68-year-old female with a three-day history of progressively worsening left-sided flank pain due to spontaneous left renal hemorrhage without a…

Hypertensive crisis can be a source of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population. While the epidemiology has been difficult to pinpoint, it is well-known that secondary causes of pediatric hypertension contribute to a greater incidence of…

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had a significant impact on global healthcare services. In an attempt to limit the spread of infection and to preserve healthcare resources, one commonly used strategy has been to postpone elective surgery,…

Chronic pain causes significant suffering, limitation of daily activities and reduced quality of life. Infection from COVID-19 is responsible for an ongoing pandemic that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome, leading to systemic complications and…

Context: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is common among adults and contributes considerably to morbidity and mortality. Objective: To compare the safety and efficacy of gemifloxacin to high-dose amoxicillin/clavulanate for the treatment of CAP of…

Mandibular hypoplasia, airway obstruction, and a typical wide U-shaped cleft palate comprise the Robin sequence, Although much has been written regarding the treatment of these patients in the neonatal period, the literature reveals little…

Evidence suggests that teamwork is essential for safe, reliable practice. Creating health care teams able to function effectively in patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs), practices that organize care around the patient and demonstrate achievement…

Objective: To investigate the potential utility of: asking parents about health care utilization as a means of identifying individuals at risk for psychosocial problems. Method: Parents of 366 children ages 2 to 16 completed questionnaires about…

The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of use of abdominal computed tomography (CT) in older ED patients with acute nontraumatic abdominal pain, describe the most common diagnostic CT findings, and determine the proportion of…

Vulvar cancer is relatively rare and accounts for 3% to 5% of all gynecologic malignancies. This malignancy usually is diagnosed in the elderly population, with the mean age in the late sixties, although it can be diagnosed in any age group. The…

P>Background: The study of the clinical and electrophysiological effects of eye muscle surgery on patients with infantile nystagmus has broadened our knowledge of the disease and its interventions. Design: Prospective, comparative, interventional…

Background: Musculoskeletal complaints represent the second most common reason for visits to a physician, second only to the common cold. The limited capability of medical. treatment for musculoskeletal disease requires modification of communication…

Altered mental status is a common chief compliant among older patients in the emergency department (ED). Acute changes in mental status are more concerning and are usually secondary to delirium, stupor, and coma. Although stupor and coma are easily…

Neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) play an important role in the management of a large number of hospital patients. The pharmacology of NMBAs is well understood, but the use of these agents can be controversial. NMBAs are common in surgical…

Methacholine challenge testing (MCT), also sometimes described as bronchoprovocation testing, is widely performed for both research and diagnostic purposes. MCT is clinically useful when the patient presents with a history of symptoms suggesting…

Human papillomavirus, a papovavirus, is the causative agent of all warts. There are at least 63 subtypes of this virus, certain ones of which are more likely to cause warts in particular locations or to be associated with malignancies. Over the last…

BACKGROUND: The value of routine frozen section examination for intraoperative diagnosis of thyroid cancer and determination of extent of thyroidectomy is controversial and needs to be evaluated on an institution to institution basis. METHODS: A…

Study design: Case reports and survey of literature. Objective: Case reports of two women with tuberculosis (TB) of the spine (Pott's disease) presenting with severe back pain and diagnosed as compression fracture are described. Physicians should…

Background: Uterine perforation is a rare but recognized complication of abortion. Perforations may not be recognized at the time of the procedure, and patients may present days or weeks later with sequelae of the complication. Objectives: To raise…

The purpose of this study is to critically investigate the anatomy of the deep posterior compartment of the leg, Specifically, the relationship of the deep posterior compartment to the superficial posterior compartment and their Insertion onto the…

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was the third leading cause of mortality in the United States in 2009 and accounts for millions of dollars in health care expenses annually. It is characterized by slow declines in functional ability and…

P>Objectives and aims: The primary aim was to determine the frequency of anesthetic-related complications for patients with malignant infantile osteopetrosis (MIOP) before and after hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). The secondary aims were…

This study was designed to examine the results of emergency room resuscitative thoracotomy (ERRT) and to formulate cost-effective indications for this procedure. A retrospective study was performed of 28 patients who had ERRT at St. Elizabeth…

Optimal information that should be included in ultrasound (US) heel bone mineral density (BMD) reports is not known. If additional information about further evaluation of patients with low heel BMD were included in reports, would responses for…

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