Amir Basir

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Various materials that are used for vascular and heart valve prostheses carry drawbacks: some require anticoagulant drugs or have moderate durability; others are not suitable for endovascular treatment. These prostheses are associated with bacterial infections. A material potentially suitable for prostheses is Dyneema Purity®, made of(More)
INTRODUCTION Mediterranean spotted fever is an infectious disease due to Rickettsia conori, endemic in the Mediterranean basin. It is usually considered to be a benign disease; however, severe systemic manifestations have been reported in which neurological involvement occurs. These complications are rare in children. CASE REPORT We report a case of a(More)
INTRODUCTION Biermer's disease is an autoimmune disorder characterized by vitamin B12 deficiency. Ischemic stroke is an uncommon complication of Biermer's disease, possibly though hyperhomocysteinemia. CASE REPORT A 58-year-old male presented with recurrent ischemic stroke. Extensive investigations were normal, except for a high plasma level of(More)
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