Ammar Mohammed Saeed Ali

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A resurgence of endocarditis due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa was seen in 10 injection drug users (IDUs) in Detroit between 2006 and 2008 (6 men, 4 women; mean age, 48.1 yr). All patients tested negative for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Five patients had left-sided endocarditis of the mitral valve and/or the aortic valve; 3 of 5 patients had(More)
INTRODUCTION Anal incontinence commonly results from external anal sphincter dysfunction. The muscle is routinely assessed by anorectal physiology studies. Fatigability is not routinely measured but should be an important factor in the maintenance of continence. The fatigue rate index has been developed to address this. The purpose of this study was to(More)
Introduction: Pancreatic cancer is unresectable in 80% or more of patients. Biliary and duodenal obstruction and intractable abdominal and back pain are the most common complications of the disease. These complications may be palliated effectively using minimally invasive techniques. Their combined application in a single setting is presented and discussed(More)
Xanthogranulomatous orchitis is an extremely rare inflammatory non-neoplastic destructive lesion of the testis. We report a 44-year-old man who presented with right scrotal swelling and two discharging sinuses. Testicular tumor markers were normal. Scrotal ultrasound showed heterogeneous testicular areas and irregular margin of the tunica. Surgical(More)
Sudden and intermittent locking of the elbow joint is a com- mon complaint among patients who commonly demonstrate degenerative changes in the elbow. Common causes of elbow locking include acute trauma, osteochondritis dessicans, synovial chondromatosis, and osteoarthritis. Two cases involving patients with symptoms of elbow locking secondary to reasons(More)
Parathyroid incidentalomas are generally discovered during thyroid surgery.[1] In the present case, the ectopic parathyroid adenoma was discovered as an incidentaloma in a clinical setting, during the course of clinical evaluation of atypical chest pain by gastroenterology and cardiology.
Otitis externa affects both children and adults. It is often treated with topical antibiotics, with good clinical outcomes. When a patient fails to respond to the treatment, otitis externa can progress to malignant otitis externa. The common symptoms of skull bone osteomyelitis include ear ache, facial pain, and cranial nerve palsies. However, an isolated(More)
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