Amgad Gerges Masoud

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A 64-year-old man suffered a spontaneous rupture of the esophagus (Boerhaave's syndrome) after an episode of severe retching. He underwent attempted primary repair of the esophageal defect, but unfortunately the repair failed with the development of a persistent esophago-bronchial fistula resistant to extended conservative management. Three hundred and(More)
BACKGROUND Variceal bleeding is a serious complication with a mortality rate that ranges from 20% to 50%. Patients who have variceal hemorrhage usually are treated by endoscopic injection sclerotherapy or elastic band ligation to eradicate the varices. Endoloop ligation is a newly developed technique for achieving hemostasis and variceal eradication. This(More)
Dear Editor: Laparoscopic colectomy is increasingly accepted as the standard of care in the elective setting for both benign and malignant colorectal diseases. The most recent National Bowel Cancer Audit reported an uptake of just over 40 %. The use of laparoscopy in colorectal resection for cancer has been recommended by the National Institute for(More)
Clinical hypothyroidism is the most common hormone deficiency in the United States and is found in 0.3% of the U.S. population. It is associated with characteristic symptoms that can be readily identified by a careful history and physical examination. Hypothyroidism affects many bodily systems; in particular the cardiovascular system is impacted via(More)
A 21-year-old woman presented to the accident and emergency department with a 2-day history of lower abdominal pain. Her lips had the stigma of melanosis. Previously, she had received a diagnosis of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, although no polyps had been detected in small and large bowel barium studies performed approximately 8 years before. Clinically, the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Current views on B-cell lymphoma genesis suggest that several exogenous factors, acting in a multistep fashion upon a predisposing condition, may be involved in B-cell clonal expansion, a potentially prelymphomatous stage. This study was done to investigate the extrahepatic localization of Hepatitis C virus (HCV)in the gastric mucosa(More)
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is typically seen as a self-limiting disease in children, but can present more severely in adults, especially when there is renal involvement. Management of HSP in adults also remains a controversial topic with very few studies evaluating available therapies. In this case, HSP presenting as a combination of severe(More)
Spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) as the presenting feature of infective endocarditis (IE) is rare. It has classically been described in association with the rupture of intracranial mycotic aneurysms (ICMA). Here we describe a very rare case of non-aneurysmal spontaneous SAH in a patient with IE. The patient originally presented with a headache and(More)
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