Abstract Introduction: Plesiomonas shigelloides gastroenteritis is rare in humans and occurs following the consumption of raw seafood, contaminated water and oysters containing the microorganism. Clinical
Abstract Exposure to hydrogen fluoride, whether in its gaseous or liquid form, can cause severe metabolic disturbances and even death. We present a case of
Abstract Objective and Setting: Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is the leading cause of mortality of hospital-acquired infections. One strategy for addressing this issue has been
Endurance sports such as marathon running are increasingly popular, attracting both professional and recreational athletes. While most participants recognize that these events can result in health hazards, few consider death a likely outcome. Exercise associated hyponatremia can be a consequence for which fatal outcomes may occur. In some it is mild and without symptoms. However, in others it is of such severity that respiratory failure secondary to pulmonary edema, and possibly death may result.
Abstract We describe a patient with lobar atelectasis who was successfully treated with airway pressure release ventilation (APRV) after failed attempts at recruitment with endotracheal
Abstract Preoperative fasting had been the standard of care for years. In the light of newest recommendations this practice has been changing. In 1999, The
Recombinant Human Activated Protein C in Neurocritical Care: Case Series and Literature Review of Spinal Cord Injury, Severe Sepsis, and Recombinant Human Activated Protein C Therapy
Abstract Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a serious condition that produces lifelong disabilities, with only limited therapeutic measures currently available. The incidence of SCI in
A 67-year-old gentleman with a prior history of coronary artery disease and a four-vessel coronary artery bypass graft five years prior to admission, presented to the hospital complaining of a 12-day history of midsternal chest pain. A chest radiograph performed 18 months prior to this presentation revealed a normal cardiovascular silhouette and normal mediastinum. Upon presentation, a new chest radiograph revealed a wide mediastinum. A computed tomography done emergently revealed an aortic thrombus starting at superior mediastinum and large (6 cm) pseudoaneurysm in anterior mediastinum.