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Traditional bath salts contain a combination of inorganic salts like Epsom salts, table salt, baking soda, sodium metaphosphate, and borax that have cleansing properties. Since 2010, there have been rising concerns about a new type of substance abuse in the name of "bath salts." They are beta-ketone amphetamine analogs and are derivates of cathinone, a… (More)
Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) infection is rarely reported in an immunocompetent host. It is a well known occurence in patients with cystic fibrosis and chronic granulomatous disease where it increases both morbidity and mortality. It has also been included in the list of organisms causing nosocomial infections in an immunocompetent host, most of them… (More)
People with malaria have a reduced immune response not only to the malaria parasite, but also to other organisms and antigens. Clinical studies and animal models have shown that plasmodia can temporarily suppress a host’s humoral and cellular immune response, predisposing the host to super infections with other microorganisms. Plasmodium infections have… (More)
BACKGROUND Prescribing opioids for chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) is a challenge due to associated risks from abuse, addiction and adverse effects. We surveyed resident physicians on their knowledge, attitude and practices in opioid prescription practices in the ambulatory setting and conducted an educational module to address their knowledge gaps. … (More)
Human rabies is a fatal disease, transmitted by saliva of infected animals, and the diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion. Very few cases are reported annually in the United States. We present a case of human rabies without a clear exposure history that masqueraded as serotonin syndrome.
Catastrophic antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (CAPS) is characterized by fulminant thrombosis of the arterial and venous beds of multiple organ systems over a relatively short period of time and with a high mortality rate. Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma of the lung has never been reported as a causative or precipitating factor for CAPS… (More)
AIM Undernutrition is considered to be a cause of tropical pancreatitis (TP) since this disease is commonly seen in the underprivileged populations of the world. This study was done to compare the nutritional status in patients with TP and alcoholic chronic pancreatitis (ACP) using anthropometric measurements. METHODS Anthropometric measurements were done… (More)
A lack of research on pain management among seriously ill South Asians reveals a critical gap in the knowledge base regarding culturally responsive end-of-life care. This qualitative descriptive study investigated the perspectives of health care providers that have cared for seriously ill older South Asians, on the attitudes of US South Asians toward the… (More)
Herbaspirillum spp. are Gram-negative bacteria that inhabit soil and water. Infections caused by these organisms have been reported in immunocompromised hosts. We describe severe community-acquired pneumonia and bacteremia caused by Herbaspirillum aquaticum or H. huttiense in an immunocompetent adult male.
BACKGROUND In endemic regions, histoplasmosis is often seen in hosts with defective cell mediated immunity. We report a case of disseminated histoplasmosis in a patient with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID), a disorder mainly characterized by B cell defects. CASE A 35 year old male with CVID developed fever, headache, dyspnea and pancytopenia… (More)