Christopher C Lang

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RATIONALE Some women with epilepsy stop or decrease their antiepileptic drug (AED) therapy during pregnancy because they fear fetal effects of the therapy. This places the patient and her fetus at risk for potential adverse outcomes due to increased seizure activity. The rationale of this behavior is not completely understood and is underexplored. The aim(More)
BACKGROUND Radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation is becoming widely practiced. METHODS AND RESULTS Two patients undergoing circumferential pulmonary vein ablation for atrial fibrillation in different centers developed symptoms compatible with endocarditis 3 to 5 days after the procedure. Their clinical condition deteriorated rapidly, and both(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of distance between home and acute hospital on mortality outcome of patients experiencing an incident myocardial infarction (MI). DESIGN Cohort study using a record linkage database. SETTING Tayside, Scotland, UK. PATIENTS 10,541 patients with incident acute MI between 1994 and 2003 were identified from Tayside(More)
BACKGROUND Obstructing ureteral stones are a rare cause of anuria, which is typically from prerenal or renal etiologies. Classically, obstructive stones cause moderate to severe renal colic. Urolithiasis is rarely considered during evaluation of painless anuria. CASE PRESENTATION We present an unusual case of a 73-year-old Caucasian female who presented(More)
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