David R Lobo

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Three patients of disseminated mucormycosis are described. None had predisposing factors. Two of them presented with nonspecific symptoms along with acute renal failure and peritonitis. Third patient had fulminating primary cutaneous mucormycosis which disseminated later. Development of acute renal failure with smooth enlargement of both kidneys in an(More)
Since the McCabe report, growing indirect evidence has accumulated to indicate the implication of immune mechanisms in the pathogenesis of immune-mediated inner-ear disease (IMIED). A clinical study of a group of patients affected by this condition was performed in order to characterize the immune group, based on a recently reported profile, and compared(More)
Although immune-mediated inner ear disease was reported around 25 years ago, numerous attempts to identify the inner ear antigens have been performed. Experimental animal models have been used to study the immune mechanisms involved in hearing loss and to develop new therapies. Because animal models of autoimmune labyrinthitis have been developed by means(More)
The effectiveness of etanercept [tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNFalpha) blocker] and corticoids in treating immuno-mediated inner ear disease (IMIED) was compared in an animal model of autoimmune labyrinthitis. IMIED is one of the few forms of sensorineural hearing loss that is reversible with proper medical treatment. While the effectiveness and(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Immune-mediated inner ear disease (IMIED) is one of the few reversible forms of sensorineural hearing loss. Treatment is based on high-dose corticosteroids, although long-term therapy is associated with serious adverse effects; this has led to the use of other agents or different routes of administration such as transtympanic(More)
Gastrointestinal hemorrhage is a rare complication of pancreatitis and can involve any of the peripancreatic vessels. The three cases reported herein illustrate the involvement of the splenic artery in diverse forms of pancreatitis: chronic pancreatitis, a pancreatic pseudocyst, and necrotizing pancreatitis. Bleeding was controlled in all cases by a bipolar(More)
We present a serie of 1,093 patients that underwent, along 10 years, endoscopic surgery due to paranasal sinus pathology in a third level hospital. The technique used is described, the long term results analysed, as well as the minor and major complications specially the CSF fistulas and their cause.
CONCLUSIONS For the evaluation of a patient with suspected immune-mediated inner ear disease (IMIED), an exhaustive immunologic work-up study is not recommended if financial resources are limited. Analysis of antinuclear antibodies (ANA) and the immunophenotype of peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) proved to be the most useful tests in our population to(More)
Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED) represents a very fertile research field and the advancements in the understanding of this disease have a direct application not only in patients affected with this condition but also in other inner ear disorders that share the same injury mechanism, damage to the inner ear hair cells. AIED also presents many challenges(More)