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We describe a case of pericardial tamponade as an initial manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Although pericarditis or pericardial effusion is the common cardiac complication of SLE, tamponade is unusual. Treatment consists of pericardiocentesis, administration of high dose glucocorticoid an antimalarial drug.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The reported incidence of shoulder tip pain following laparoscopic surgery varies from 35 to 63%. This study evaluated the analgesic efficacy of either performing a prophylactic suprascapular nerve block with bupivacaine or applying a piroxicam patch to the skin over both shoulders for the relief of shoulder tip pain after(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the antinociceptive effects of pre- or posttreatment of intrathecal or intravenous ketamine on formalin-induced pain behaviors. METHODS Rats were divided into 4 groups of 7 rats each and 2 control groups (saline). Rats received ketamine 1 mg/kg intrathecally (i.t.) through a catheter either 15 min before or 5 min after formalin.(More)
Autoimmune cholangitis is a clinical constellation of chronic cholestasis, histological changes of chronic nonsuppurative cholangitis and the presence of autoantibodies other than antimitochondrial antibody (AMA). It is uncertain whether this entity is definitely different from AMA positive primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), though it shows some differences.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This study was designed to investigate whether single epidural droperidol or continuous epidural droperidol inhibit pruritus and postoperative nausea and vomiting induced by postoperative continuous epidural fentanyl administration, and to identify the optimal method of administering epidural droperidol. METHODS 120 ASA I-II(More)
Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG) is a clinicopathologic entity of unknown cause characterised by a necrotising granulomatous vasculitis affecting multiple organs, especially the upper and lower respiratory tracts, lung and kidney. The lung is the most frequently, and sometimes the only involved organ. Single or multiple nodules, with or without cavitation, are(More)
Children and adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP) are at risk of secondary osteoporosis because of reduced mobility. Immobilization predisposes patients to bone resorption, which can reduce bone mineral density (BMD), and lead to an increased risk of fractures. Other risk factors of low BMD in children with CP are inadequate nutrition, and the use of(More)
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