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This study reviewed emergency department electrocardiograms of 223 patients with organophosphate poisoning from January 1982 to June 1994: 97 (43.5%) had QTc prolongation and were placed in group A; 126 patients without QTc prolongation were designated as group B. Compared with group B, group A patients had a higher mortality (19.6% v 4.8%, P < .001) and a(More)
Thromboembolic complications, frequently associated with idiopathic membranous glomerulonephritis, are frequent and serious problems associated with nephrotic syndrome. However, ovarian vein thrombosis associated with nephrotic syndrome has never been reported. This study describes the case of a 35-year-old woman with idiopathic membranous(More)
We report on a patient with nephrotic syndrome with myasthenia gravis and malignant thymoma status post thymectomy and radiotherapy. This 44-year-old woman underwent a thymectomy and localized radiotherapy for invasive thymoma in 1991. She also took azathioprine and pyridostigmine regularly for the control of her symptoms of myasthenia gravis following(More)
CA 125, a glycoprotein derived from coelomic epithelium, is used primarily as a marker of epithelial ovarian cancer. However, elevated levels of serum CA 125 have also been detected in other benign and malignant disorders. This study describes a haemodialysis patient who contracted tuberculous peritonitis associated with hypercalcaemia,(More)
Renal vein thrombosis (RV Thromb) is a serious complication ofnephrotic syndrome. Anticoagulation is usually recommended as the treatment of choice. This study reports 3 nephrotic patients diagnosed to have RVThromb combined with thromboembolic events. Low-molecular weight heparin (LMWHep) was given subcutaneously every 12 hours following the diagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND Ischemic bowel disease, especially acute mesenteric ischemia, carries high morbidity and mortality rates. Any delay in diagnosis or treatment aggravates the patient's outcome. Owing to the scarcity of reports concerning ischemic bowel disease in chronic dialysis patients, we investigated the ischemic bowel disease in chronic dialysis patients. (More)
BACKGROUND Susceptibility to infection is a common problem in a patient with nephrotic syndrome. The spontaneous cellulitis is not uncommon in pediatric patients with nephrotic syndrome, whereas there have been few cases reported in adults. In order to clarify the clinical course of this complication, we present 17 adult idiopathic nephrotic patients with(More)
To investigate the clinical significance of electrocardiographic (ECG) findings in patients with organophosphate intoxication and to find predictors for prognosis, we reviewed 170 patients whose ECG was taken in the emergency department (ED) from 1981 to 1989. There were 67 cases whose ECG showed prolongation of corrected Q-T interval (QTc). In this group,(More)
Double filtration plasmapheresis, one kind of fractionation plasmapheresis, was developed from membrane type plasmapheresis to remove only the pathogen and return the normal protein back to the patient. We started our automated double filtration plasmapheresis since December 1993. There were 13 patients who received one hundred treatments totally during one(More)