Amir Ali Ahmad

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Heart failure (HF) may contribute to the development of functional decline and frailty in older adults. Sixty HF patients with an ejection fraction ≤ 40% evaluated in 2004 and 2005 were reevaluated in 2008. Six-minute walk distance (6MW), frailty score, and biomarkers (25-hydroxyvitamin D, C-reactive protein, and interleukin-6 [IL-6]) were measured.(More)
The physiological changes in liver function in pregnancy are commonly transient, rarely permanent. Disorders arising in pregnancy, such as pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP), haemolysis, elevated liver enzyme and low platelets (HELLP) syndrome, cholestasis, hyperemesis gravidarum and isolated cases of raised liver enzymes can(More)
We describe a case which highlights the difficulties in diagnosing pulmonary embolism as it can mimic other conditions. In a patient with chest pain with raised troponin, a diagnosis of pulmonary embolism should also be considered as well if the clinical picture does not fit with myocardial infarction. Otherwise, the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism can be(More)
Case A 66-year-old gentleman presented with an episode of generalized tonic clonic seizure. His wife informed that his problems began 7 months earlier when he lost consciousness and began to have dizzy spells. He had several faint like episodes in the next few weeks. He showed behaviour changes and became very anxious and emotionally labile. In the next 2(More)
Many forms of rapidly progressive cognitive impairment are irreversible and rarely treatable. We present a case of autoimmune limbic encephalitis associated with voltage-gated potassium channel autoantibodies that led to rapid cognitive deterioration and bizarre behaviour, which subsequently improved following immunosuppressant therapy. The diagnosis of(More)
Internal carotid dissection most commonly presents as headache, focal neurological deficits or stroke. Rarely it can manifest itself by causing a palsy of the lower cranial nerves (IX, X, XI, XII). The reported incidence of isolated cranial nerve palsies is rare. We report a case of an internal carotid artery dissection manifesting as isolated XII(More)
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