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A case report of desmoid tumour—a forgotten aspect of FAP?
Highlights • Desmoid tumours are the second commonest tumour in FAP after colonic adenomas.• Desmoid tumours do not metastasise but are locally aggressive.• Patients with FAP should be examinedExpand
The Role of Accidental and Therapeutic Hypothermia in Non-Fatal Drowning
A case of non-fatal drowning with a successful outcome despite a submersion time of 25 min is described. Our case report emphasizes the role of accidental hypothermia in the survival of drowningExpand
Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome in Malta
Introduction: Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS) refers to Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (defined as Apnoea/Hypopnoea Index > 5) associated with daytime somnolence (defined as Epworth SleepinessExpand
Current GOLD recommendations and its implementation within hospitalised COPD patients in Malta
Malta Medical Journal Volume 27 Issue 01 2015 Abstract: Introduction: In 2012, GOLD revised their classification of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patients, incorporating spirometry, symptomsExpand
Rituximab therapy in a patient with steroid-refractory bird fancier’s lung
A 62-year-old woman presented with a 3-month history of shortness of breath on exertion and dry cough. On examination, she was noted to have fine end-inspiratory crepitations over the upper zone ofExpand
An unusual presentation of multiple myeloma
The authors report a case of a 58-year-old woman, ex-smoker, who was referred to the respiratory clinic with a presumed unresolving airspace shadowing in the right lung. Further evaluation of theExpand
Fever, Hemiparesis and Hyponatraemia in a 63-year-old. HIV, another Great Masquerader?
The authors describe the unusual case of a 63-year-old patient who was referred with fever and lethargy, and was found to be hyponatraemic. The patient subsequently developed hemiparesis, andExpand
Association between obstructive sleep apnea and atopy in adult Maltese patients.
The non-resolving lung cavity: a case of pulmonary cystic echinococcosis
The authors report a case of a 20-year-old woman who was diagnosed with pulmonary cystic echinococcosis. She was admitted to hospital with a 1-week history of unresolving cough, coloured sputum withExpand
Diagnosing lung malignancy from bronchoscopy in Malta – an update
Introduction: A previous local study by Agius et al. published in MMJ in 20091 identified a rise in lung adenocarcinoma over a decade, as well as an increasing number of females diagnosed with lungExpand