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A 33-year-old woman of Indian origin presented for pre-natal care at term. An ultrasound report from earlier in her pregnancy indicated complete placenta previa and placenta increta, which were confirmed by repeat ultra-sound. She was admitted to the hospital for monitoring and delivery planning. On admission, brown vaginal spotting was noted on the(More)
The ossified cochlea, although rare, represents a challenge for cochlear implantation. While it is no longer considered an absolute contra-indication to implantation, insertion may be technically difficult and the results may be suboptimal. Techniques which have been employed are reviewed. The new Digisonic multi-array implant, which was designed(More)
BACKGROUND Malaria is a serious infectious disease. According to the World Health Organization, it is responsible for nearly one million deaths each year. There are various techniques to diagnose malaria of which manual microscopy is considered to be the gold standard. However due to the number of steps required in manual assessment, this diagnostic method(More)
Thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura (TTP) is an infrequent but serious disease. Pregnancy is a known risk factor for presentation or relapse of TTP. Difficulties in differentiating TTP from preeclampsia/HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelets) syndrome, and current treatment recommendations are discussed in this case report. A woman with(More)
Fetal/neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT) can be a cause of severe fetal thrombocytopenia, with the common presentation being intracranial hemorrhage in the fetus, usually in the third trimester. A very unusual case of fetal anemia progressed to hydrops. This was further complicated by maternal Mirror syndrome and human chorionic(More)
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