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Several studies have been conducted to study the efficacy and safety of rivaroxaban in the atrial fibrillation periprocedural ablation period with similar rates of thromboembolism and major bleeding risks compared with warfarin or dabigatran. We sought to systematically review this evidence using pooled data from multiple studies. Studies comparing(More)
Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) was first described in 2004. Due to its novelty, CHS is often unrecognized by clinicians leading to expensive workup of these patients with cyclical symptoms. It may take up to 9 years to diagnose CHS. CHS is characterized by cyclical nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, and an unusual compulsion to take hot showers in(More)
Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CIAKI) is a leading cause of hospital-acquired acute kidney injury, and pretreatment with hydroxymethylglutaryl CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) have shown promise in prevention. A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed including randomized controlled trials of short-term high-dose statins (compared with(More)
BACKGROUND Although dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with clopidogrel and aspirin is a widely accepted strategy in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), this approach is not evidence based. We therefore sought to systematically review the current evidence for this practice in terms of 30-day outcome looking at stroke, MI,(More)
Diarrhea caused by Cryptosporidium is most commonly seen in patients with HIV or AIDS or other immunocompromised conditions like diabetes mellitus, or patients on a high dose of steroids or immunosuppressants. The organism is a parasite that infects gastrointestinal epithelium, producing potential life-threatening diarrhea in people with AIDS but usually(More)
BACKGROUND Morel-Lavallée (ML) lesions are closed degloving injuries described as posttraumatic subcutaneous fluid collections. They are most commonly seen in the proximal thigh. They can present several days to months after the inciting event. CASE REPORT A 55-year-old woman with a recent admission for trauma presented to the Emergency Department with(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence, predictors, and clinical outcomes of permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND Conduction abnormalities leading to PPM implantation are common complications following TAVR. Whether PPM placement can be predicted or is(More)
Therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia (t-AML) associated with radioiodine treatment (RAI) is emerging as an important clinical entity with the rise in incidence of thyroid cancer. We conducted an electronic search of MEDLINE and EMBASE, and also searched reference lists of articles and abstracts from conference proceedings for case reports and review(More)
Apixaban is a Factor Xa inhibitor increasingly being used for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). Although several studies have been done, the efficacy and safety of apixaban during the peri-procedural period of AF ablation remains unclear. We sought to systematically review pooled data from these various studies to evaluate thromboembolic and(More)