Haider M Alkhateeb

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PATIENT Female, 59 FINAL DIAGNOSIS: Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis Symptoms: Seizure • memory changes • decreased concentration MEDICATION Chemotherapy Clinical Procedure: Cerebral images Specialty: Hematology • Oncology. OBJECTIVE Challenging differential diagnosis. BACKGROUND Paraneoplastic neurological disorders (PND) are defined as remote(More)
BACKGROUND Bivalirudin has emerged as a suitable alternative anticoagulant to unfractionated heparin and low-molecular-weight heparins during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures in the management of coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndromes (ACS). In clinical trials, bivalirudin dosing was standardized, and activated clotting time(More)
PATIENT Female, 24 FINAL DIAGNOSIS: DRESS syndrome Symptoms: Fever • rash • facial and body swelling • muscular pain • diarrhea MEDICATION Ciprofloxacin Clinical Procedure: - Specialty: Internal Medicine • Hematology. OBJECTIVE Unusual or unexpected effect of treatment. BACKGROUND Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) is a(More)
PATIENT Female, 82 FINAL DIAGNOSIS: Achalasia Symptoms: Nocturnal regurgtation • weight loss MEDICATION - Clinical Procedure: Esophageal stenting Specialty: Gastroenterology • Hepatology Objective: Unusual or unexpected effect of treatment. BACKGROUND Pneumatic dilatation is one of the most effective methods for treating achalasia. Esophageal(More)
BACKGROUND Acute aortic dissection (AAD) is a life-threatening cardiovascular condition with high morbidity and mortality. We sought to assess clinical profiles as well as outcomes of AAD in a predominantly Hispanic population and to explore the relationship between this condition and uncontrolled/untreated hypertension in this community. MATERIAL AND(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic AA amyloidosis is a long-term complication of several chronic inflammatory disorders. Organ damage results from the extracellular deposition of proteolytic fragments of the acute-phase reactant serum amyloid A (SAA) as amyloid fibrils. Drug users that inject drug by a subcutaneous route ("skin popping") have a higher chance of developing(More)
BACKGROUND Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) in adults is a disorder characterized by recurrent and stereotypic episodes of severe nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain separated by symptom-free intervals. Our goal was to investigate gastric emptying (GE) in CVS patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS This was a retrospective study of 30 adult patients who met Rome III(More)
PATIENT Male, 31 FINAL DIAGNOSIS: Myopericarditis Symptoms: Abdominal pain • diarrhea MEDICATION - Clinical Procedure: - Specialty: Cardiology. OBJECTIVE Unusual setting of medical care. BACKGROUND Myopericarditis is a condition involving inflammation of the pericardium and myocardium. It has been reported in conjunction with inflammatory bowel(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF), a common cardiac arrhythmia associated with increased risk of heart failure, thromboembolic phenomena and death, is a leading cause of hospitalization of adults. A major complication of AF is an increased risk of ischemic stroke leading to long-term disability and in severe cases, death. Historically, Coumadin has been the drug of(More)
Moyamoya disease was first described in 1957 as hypoplasia of the bilateral internal carotid arteries, the characteristic appearance of the associated network of abnormally dilated collateral vessels on angiography was later likened to something hazy, like a puff of cigarette smoke, which, in Japanese, is moyamoya. This paper describes two cases of moyamoya(More)