Casey L. Anderson

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Fluoxetine (Prozac) is a widely prescribed drug in adults and children, and it has an active metabolite, norfluoxetine, with a prolonged elimination time. Although uncommon, Prozac causes QT interval prolongation and arrhythmias; a patient who took an overdose of Prozac exhibited a prolonged QT interval (QTc 625 msec). We looked for(More)
A 43-year-old woman was treated for a rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis with periodic renal dialysis for a period of over one year before the development of a pulmonary lesion which enabled a diagnosis of Wegener's granulomatosis to be made. The lung lesion cleared rapidly with azathioprine and steroid therapy; severe renal failure, however, persisted,(More)
An improved assay for the simultaneous assessment of phagocytic uptake (via Immunobeads) and metabolic integrity (via NBT dye reduction) was used to evaluate the neutrophil function in neonates, one year olds, and adults. The unique advantage of this assay is that it evaluates both phagocytic and killing function simultaneously which appears to make the(More)
INTRODUCTION Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a relatively uncommon complication after abdominal surgery. CASE REPORT We report an even more unusual case of PVT 10 days after an uncomplicated laparoscopic cholecystectomy, believed to be only the fourth reported case in the literature of this rare complication. CONCLUSION Albeit extremely rare, PVT should(More)
OBJECTIVE   The purpose of this study was to identify the factors that influence the parent's choice of cleft team/surgeon. DESIGN   A 10-question survey was used to elucidate factors that influenced parents in choosing their cleft surgeon. No identifiers of the origin of the study were used to improve parent objectivity. SETTING   The setting for this(More)
A case of subacute bacterial endocarditis presenting with hemoptysis and late onset of cardiac murmurs, in the absence of pyrexia, was reported. The causative agent was a fastidious, slow-growing, unclassified, gram-negative bacterium, DF-2 (decarboxylase fermenter-2), apparently transmitted by a dog bite. The absence of classic signs of bacterial(More)
All computed tomography directed lung biopsies from 1987 to 1991 were retrospectively reviewed. Pneumothorax occurred in 33 of 93 (35 percent) patients; 16 of these patients or 17 percent overall required a chest tube. No correlation was found between the presence of obstructive lung disease and the incidence of pneumothorax. Patients with smaller lesions(More)
In the case of Legionnaires' disease described, severe respiratory problems necessitated mechanical ventilatory support, tracheal intubation, and positive end-expiratory pressure. Fever was eliminated with erythromycin therapy but returned after five days, and lung infiltrates spread. After supplementary treatment with other antibiotics and(More)