Bennett Wechsler

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The coexistence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and myasthenia gravis (MG) is rarely reported, and most of the published studies are case reports. Hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial agent, is an essential treatment in patients with SLE but special caution is recommended when used in MG patients. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical features,(More)
Strokes in children related to sports injuries are rare, but pediatric trampoline injuries are dramatically increasing. Minor trauma to the vulnerable extracranial vertebral arteries as they travel superficially through the dorsum of the neck can begin a cascade of events that results in arterial dissection, thrombus formation, and embolization with(More)
We have developed a rapid acting, rapidly resorbable, non-toxic, topical hemostatic agent comprised of a PEGylated, polymerized sequence of dihydroxyacetone (MPEG-pDHA) that is highly effective in vivo. Twenty-eight Sprague-Dawley rats underwent left lateral hepatectomy. To the cut edge of the liver, rats received MPEG-pDHA (50 mg), normal saline (0.5 mL),(More)
Erdheim-Chester disease is a rare, distinctive lipoidosis characterised by deposition of cholesterol-laden foam cells in the bone marrow associated with a granulomatous reaction affecting the lungs, pericardium, heart and retroperitoneum. A case of Erdheim-Chester disease is presented, with typical skeletal involvement (i. e. diffuse sclerosis of the(More)
The finding of a focal and segmental glomerulonephritis (GN) in a patient with a Behçet's syndrome led us to perform systematic renal biopsies in ten other patients with the disease. Renal biopsy specimens of 11 patients with Behçet's syndrome (followed for 6 months to 15 years) have been studied by light, electron and immunofluorescence microscopy. In all(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To report a case of pneumatosis intestinalis complicated with sorbitol containing medicines. RESEARCH DESIGN Case report. METHODS AND PROCEDURES Clinical course and literature review. EXPERIMENTAL INTERVENTIONS Chart review. MAIN OUTCOMES AND RESULTS Large amount of sorbital may cause a reversible gastrointestinal complication,(More)
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