Fauzi Ramadan

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The case of a 53-year-old man with isolated pulmonic valve endocarditis in a structurally normal heart is presented. The patient had a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and was admitted to hospital with an apparent exacerbation with pneumonia. Blood cultures grew Staphylococcus aureus, and an echocardiogram identified a large vegetation on(More)
To evaluate the sensitivity of diffusing capacity (DLCO) and pressure-volume (P-V) curves in the detection of emphysema, these tests were compared with pathologic assessment of emphysema in patients undergoing lung resection for a localized tumor, and with the overall extent of emphysema as assessed by computed tomography (CT). The resected lung specimens(More)
Anti-allergen antibodies were searched for by an Enzyme Immunoassay in the sera obtained from 60 patients with a clinical diagnosis of asthma. Allergic rhinitis was also present in 28 patients. The diagnosis of asthma was based on clinical criteria that include history and clinical evidence of airflow obstruction. Ten potential allergens (Bermuda grass,(More)
BACKGROUND Heart murmurs are common in the elderly and increased intracavitary velocities (IIV) within the left ventricle have been reported to be a cause of systolic murmur. OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence and functional significance of IIV in healthy elderly subjects METHODS Ambulatory healthy elderly subjects were recruited from community centres(More)
We describe a patient with adult-type osteopetrosis presenting as carpal tunnel syndrome. Radiographs demonstrated sclerosis of the carpal bones, bone biopsy revealed wide bone spicules containing areas of cartilage, and electrophysiologic studies confirmed the diagnosis of median nerve entrapment in the carpal tunnel. Any condition which alters the size or(More)
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