OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE We present a case similar to previously described cases of idiopathic hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis. However, our patient responded to antituberculous therapy. This raises the possibility that some cases of "idiopathic" hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis may represent occult tuberculous disease. CLINICAL PRESENTATION A… (More)
We report a case of radiation-induced meningioma that appeared 12 years after the discovery and treatment of a posterior fossa medulloblastoma. The features of the case that support the diagnosis of radiation-induced meningioma are discussed.
OBJECT The direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran has recently been approved in the US as an alternative to warfarin. The lack of guidelines, protocols, and an established specific antidote to reverse the anticoagulation effect of dabigatran potentially increases the rates of morbidity and mortality in patients with closed head injury (CHI). Confronted with… (More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have investigated mortality in seafood workers worldwide, and no such study has been conducted in the United States. The objective of this study was to investigate mortality in American seafood workers. METHODS The study population was derived from 4 states and consisted of 4116 subjects who worked mainly in seafood processing… (More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether a new anticoagulation management program resulted in better monitoring of warfarin, increased warfarin patient education prior to discharge, and fewer bleeding complications associated with warfarin. METHODS A retrospective chart review was conducted of patients who were inpatients and received… (More)