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BACKGROUND Travelers occasionally suffer myocardial infarction (MI) while abroad. Existing guidelines recommend a 4- to 24-week convalescent period following MI before air travel should be permitted. HYPOTHESIS Air travel may be undertaken safely in the early post-MI period. METHODS The aeromedical transport records of two international medical(More)
Splenic rupture associated with anticoagulant therapy is a rare entity. We report a case of spontaneous splenic rupture in a 62-year-old man who was treated by acenocoumarol orally after an aortic-valve replacement. Unrecognised, minor trauma may lead to splenic haemorrhage in patients receiving anticoagulant therapy. The symptoms and signs may mimic those(More)
Paragangliomas are rare tumors arising from extraadrenal chromaffin cells. We report a 43-year-old man who presented with abdominal pain. An abdominal computed tomography scan revealed a large retroperitoneal mass. During an endoscopic biopsy of this tumor, the patient experienced marked hemodynamic fluctuations with tachycardia and high blood pressure, and(More)
BACKGROUND Flexible optical bronchoscopes are essential for management of airways in ICU, but the conventional reusable flexible scopes have three major drawbacks: high cost of repairs, need for decontamination, and possible transmission of infectious agents. The main objective of this study was to measure the cost of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and(More)
We report the case of a 38-year-old woman with a necrotizing bacterial skin and soft tissue infection with muscular involvement. The clinical picture was similar to a gaseous gangrene of the right lower limb with a septic shock and multiple organ failure, without predisposing factor such as trauma, and necessitating a hip amputation. The primary site of the(More)
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