Chylous ascites is very rare in HIV/AIDS and its association with Mycobacterium avium complex-immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (MAC-IRIS) has been rarely reported. Here, we report a case of a young African-American male who developed chylous ascites as a late sequela to immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome while on treatment for MAC.… (More)
A 46-year-old African-American male with past medical history significant for Kartagener's syndrome, essential hypertension, and HIV presented with acute chest pain. ECG and troponins indicated an acute myocardial infarction. Ventriculography confirmed dyskinesia of the left ventricle, with an EF of 25%. However the coronary catheterization showed… (More)
To investigate the effects of normothermic hepatic ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury on the activity of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) in the liver and at the blood–brain barrier (BBB) of rats using rhodamine 123 (RH-123) as an in vivo marker. Rats were subjected to 90 min of partial ischemia or sham surgery, followed by 12 or 24 h of reperfusion. Following… (More)
Retropharyngeal or parapharyngeal abscesses developing after intubation are rare. This can present as surgical emergency post extubation. We report a case of retropharyngeal abscess that probably occurred as a complication of laryngeal mask insertion.