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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess the relative proportions of normal versus impaired left ventricular (LV) systolic function among persons with congestive heart failure (CHF) in the community and to compare their long-term mortality during follow-up. BACKGROUND Several hospital-based investigations have reported that a high proportion of… (More)
BACKGROUND The potential complications of molar pregnancy are numerous and well defined, but associated peripartum cardiomyopathy has not been reported. CASE A 16-year-old primigravida with a family history of peripartum cardiomyopathy requiring cardiac transplantation underwent suction curettage of a complete mole at 12 weeks' gestation. Three months… (More)
A case of myocardial infarction secondary to thrombosis of a coronary artery aneurysm in a patient with neurofibromatosis is presented. The vascular manifestations of neurofibromatosis, and the associated clinical sequelae, are reviewed.
Confusion remains concerning the role of the regional lymph node in the containment of cancer. Numerous investigators using a variety of assays have reported often conflicting results concerning the immunocompetency of lymphocytes residing in regional nodes. Forty-two axillary lymph nodes from ten stage I and stage II breast cancer patients were studied in… (More)
A 73-year-old man with multiorgan failure requiring mechanical ventilation and haemodialysis developed herpes labialis infection during his stay in the ICU. This was treated with enteral acyclovir. He developed persistent neurologic impairment soon after acyclovir administration, which, over the course of seven days, progressed to coma, the aetiology of… (More)
A 10-year-old, spayed female Weimaraner was referred for an acute onset of generalized tremors, seizures, and obtundation. Neurological examination revealed severe obtundation and a right-sided menace response deficit. Neuroanatomical diagnosis was consistent with a left prosencephalic lesion. The serum cardiac troponin I level was high, indicative of acute… (More)