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Increases in the viscosity of blood and plasma predict clinical manifestations of atherothrombotic vascular disease. The clinical utility of viscosity measurements in cardiovascular risk factor analysis requires reference values established from a healthy disease-free population. A cohort of 126 (71 men, 55 women) healthy nonsmoking adults had fasting blood(More)
A 58-year-old male patient presented to the emergency department with complaints of severe neck pain. He admitted to drug use but denied using intravenous (IV) drugs. On exam, he had a fever of 100.7°F, positive Kernig's sign, and normal neurologic exam. The patient was suspected to have bacterial meningitis and was started on IV antibiotics. The next day(More)
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