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BACKGROUND As minimally invasive cardiac and vascular procedures are on the rise, the incidence of iatrogenic acute aortic dissection (IAAD) will increase. Cardiovascular professionals should be aware about the risk factors, means of prevention and best management options for IAAD in the perioperative setting. CASE PRESENTATION We present the successful(More)
BACKGROUND Countries in the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region are reporting more severe influenza activity in the 2015-2016 season compared to previous seasons. OBJECTIVES To conduct a rapid risk assessment to provide interim information on the severity of the current influenza season METHODS: Using the WHO manual for rapid risk assessment(More)
Nine children with the early-onset variant of benign childhood epilepsy with occipital paroxysms had protracted, cerebral insult-like, ictal episodes of impairment of consciousness, vomiting, tonic deviation of the eyes and hemi-convulsions or generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Long term follow-up indicates that this is an entirely benign epileptic(More)
A n outbreak of unexplained illness among heroin users was reported in May 2000 in Dublin. 1 Between 29 April and 26 June 2000, 22 cases were identified, with eight deaths. This occurred in association with similar outbreaks in the UK, particularly Glasgow. Illness was characterised by soft tissue inflammation at the injection site, followed by hypoten-sion(More)
This study was undertaken to examine the performance of the overnight dexamethasone test, i.e., plasma cortisol level at 8-9 AM following dexamethasone 1 mg by mouth at midnight, in screening for Cushing's syndrome. The participants included 19 patients with Cushing's syndrome (17 with Cushing's disease, 1 with adrenal carcinoma, and 1 with ectopic ACTH(More)
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