Gilbert Abou Dagher

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BACKGROUND The most common etiology of cardiac arrest is presumed of myocardial origin. Recent retrospective studies indicate that preexisting pneumonia, a form of sepsis, is frequent in patients who decompensate with abrupt cardiac arrest without preceding signs of septic shock, respiratory failure or severe metabolic disorders shortly after(More)
BACKGROUND Most studies on sepsis were conducted in developed countries. The aim of this study is to report on a series of patients with sepsis in a tertiary hospital in a developing country. METHODS Patients admitted through the emergency department of a single university-based institution between January 2008 and June 2012, with a final diagnosis of(More)
Patients who leave the emergency department against medical advice are at high risk for complications. Against medical advice (AMA) discharges are also considered high-risk events potentially leading to malpractice litigation.Our aim was to characterize patients who leave AMA in a payment prior to service emergency department (ED) model and to identify(More)
OBJECTIVES Macrocytosis is a relatively common finding in adult patients undergoing blood cell counting. Approximately 10% of patients will have unexplained macrocytosis after laboratory evaluation. Data on the approach to patients with unexplained macrocytosis are limited. METHODS To investigate this topic and help delineate an approach to this(More)
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