Bathmapriya Balakrishnan

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PURPOSE Tuberculosis remains an important health problem all over the world, especially in resource poor settings like India. The Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) staining of sputum smear is still the method of choice in the diagnosis of tuberculosis in spite of its low sensitivity and specificity. This paper evaluates comparison of two different polymerase chain(More)
INTRODUCTION Venous air embolism (VAE) due to central venous catheter (CVC) placement is a rare but preventable complication which is potentially fatal. We describe a case highlighting unique patient characteristics which increase the risk of developing VAE. CASE DESCRIPTION A sixty-year-old gentleman was admitted to the hospital with dyspnea and altered(More)
A previously healthy 65-year-old woman presented with progressive symptoms of heart failure. Low-voltage ECG and findings on echocardiography were concerning for infiltrative cardiomyopathy. Cardiac MRI showed biventricular late gadolinium enhancement, and endomyocardial biopsy confirmed monoclonal immunoglobulin light-chain (AL) amyloidosis.(More)
Introduction. We present an unusual case of metastatic lobular breast carcinoma. Typical areas of metastasis include bone, gynecological organs, peritoneum, retroperitoneum, and gastrointestinal (GI) tract, in order of frequency. With regard to GI metastasis, extrahepatic represents a rare site. Case. Two years after being diagnosed with invasive lobular(More)
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