Hamid Salim Shaaban

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Diabetes mellitus has been implicated to affect the prognostic outcomes of patients with various types of cancer. This study explores the impact of diabetes mellitus on the survival outcomes of patients with all stages of breast cancer. We performed a retrospective analysis of 255 patients with all stages of breast cancer. Survival outcomes were compared(More)
Sir, Breast carcinoma is the second most common cause of female cancer deaths in the United States of America [1]. There has been no demonstrated association between HIV infection and breast cancer. The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) defining neoplasms are Kaposi’s sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cervical cancer [2]. There are malignancies(More)
A severe paraneoplastic form of acute encephalitis associated with antibodies against the N-methyl D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor typically occurs in young individuals and is associated, but not always, with an underlying tumor. If diagnosed early, initiation of immunotherapy and tumor removal (if present) may result in recovery. We report a case in a(More)
INTRODUCTION The role of eosinopenia as a marker of sepsis has recently been evaluated. The aim of our study was to test the value of eosinopenia as a diagnostic marker of sepsis in comparison to procalcitonin and C-reactive protein levels. METHODS A prospective study of critically ill adult patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit at an urban(More)
We present a very rare, interesting case of a carcinoma of the pancreas with predominantly abundant clear cell morphology. According to the WHO classification, primary clear cell carcinoma of the pancreas is classified as a rare "miscellaneous" carcinoma. The tumor was observed in the distal body and tail of the pancreas of a 74-year-old woman. The(More)
Kodamaea (Pichia) ohmeri is an unusual yeast-form fungus that has recently been identified as an important etiology of fungemia, endocarditis, cellulitis, funguria and peritonitis in immunocompromised patients. We report a case of K. ohmeri fungemia in a 34-year-old hospitalized patient with thrombophlebitis. The patient was admitted to the hospital for(More)
BACKGROUND QTc interval prolongation is a serious ECG finding which has frequently been reported in HIV-infected patients, but associated risk factors have not been determined in this population. METHODS Data were collected from the charts of a cohort of 135 consecutive HIV-infected patients from our HIV outpatient clinic. The cohort was divided into two(More)
We report an interesting case involving an 81-year-old male patient who presented to our hospital with sepsis secondary to pyelonephritis and bacteremia. Blood cultures were positive for a Gram-negative bacillus, Burkholderia pseudomallei. His risk factors were diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease including travel to an endemic area. The patient(More)