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Esophageal perforation during esophagogastroduodenoscopy.
The patient had an episode of retching and forceful vomiting just after an esophageal mucosal biopsy at the gastroesophageals junction and completely recovered with conservative medical therapy of clear liquid diet and antibiotics. Expand
Obstructing giant colonic diverticulum.
Surgical resection of the sigmoid colon with a primary anastomosis resolved all of the patient's obstructive symptoms and revealed a flap-valve mechanism was the cause of this true giant colonic diverticulum. Expand
Action of venom from the brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa) on human neutrophils.
- J. Majeski, J. Stinnett, J. Alexander, G. Durst
- Chemistry, Medicine
- Toxicon : official journal of the International…
Loxosceles reclusa venom has an inhibitory effect in vitro on human neutrophil chemotaxis toward complement-derived chemotaxins, but this effect is limited to the chemotactic response. Expand
Geriatric acute perforated appendicitis: atypical symptoms lead to a difficult diagnosis.
A geriatric man was admitted to the hospital with left-sided chest pain and subsequently had a full cardiac evaluation by a cardiologist, and a perforated appendix with suppuration was done immediately. Expand
Acute systemic anaphylaxis associated with an ant sting.
Influence of Reserpine on Cardiovascular and Sympatho‐Adrenal Responses to Cyclopropane Anesthesia in the Dog
The results demonstrate that reserpine-treated animals are able to withstand concentrations of cyclopropane as high as those withstood by nontreated animals, even though mean aortic pressure, heart rate and increments in plasma levels of epinephrine were found to be significantly lower in the reserpinized animals. Expand
Macrophage and polymorphonuclear leukocyte function in patients with Alzheimer disease.
The only immunological defect in Alzheimer disease patients which was observed in this study was in the ability of the lymphocytes to synthesize MAF. Expand
Ten bites by Loxosceles reclusa, the North American brown recluse spider, are reported from South Carolina, and treatment is unsatisfactory, and no antivenom is currently available. Expand
Bite by the spider Herpyllus ecclesiasticus in South Carolina.
A 55 year old Caucasian female was bitten by Herpyllus ecclesiasticus, family Gnaphosidae, superfamily Argiopoidea, and complained of puritis, arthralgia, malaise, and nausea and was treated conservatively with an anti-inflammatory agent, steroid cream, and bed rest. Expand
Management of the infection prone patient: a guide for the family physician.