Bennett Cua

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BACKGROUND A non-surgical etiology accounts for approximately 10% of cases of pneumoperitoneum. However, in the patient with pneumoperitoneum, one must be suspicious of the less common non-surgical etiologies, including coitus, to avoid unnecessary laparotomy. OBJECTIVES To report a case of pneumoperitoneum caused by coitus during sexual assault in a(More)
The clinical benefits of using the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) to bypass the left anterior descending artery are well established making it the most frequently used conduit for coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). Coronary subclavian steal syndrome (CSSS) occurs during left arm exertion when (1) the LIMA is used during bypass surgery and (2) there(More)
OBJECTIVE Common femoral endarterectomy (CFE) remains the standard of care for treatment of atherosclerotic stenosis of the common femoral artery (CFA). Endovascular interventions have become the first-line therapy for atherosclerotic disease of the aortoiliac and femoropopliteal systems. Recent reports have documented high rates of technical success and(More)
BACKGROUND Postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT) increases the risk of venous thrombosis and ischemic stroke. OBJECTIVES We postulated that HT might increase the risk of ischemic stroke by promoting venous clots that travel to the brain through a right to left shunt (RLS). METHODS A total of 2,389 records were studied. After eliminating the premenopausal(More)
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