Jacqueline Nguyen

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Patients with the metabolic syndrome have three or more of five cardiovascular risk factors and increased oxidative stress, arterial stiffness and pressor responses to exercise, which may contribute to their threefold greater risk for coronary heart disease. In addition to lowering basal blood pressure (BP), angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) may benefit(More)
A man of 32 years was admitted with a 3-month history of temporal lobe epilepsy. CT-Scan showed a well-circumscribed area of heterogenous contrast enhancement in the right temporal lobe. Gross total resection was performed but the tumor recurred: the patient died 6 months after the onset of symptoms. There was no autopsy. Histology revealed a highly(More)
Purpose. To report a case of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with tofacitinib citrate. Methods. Observational case report. Results. A 59-year-old patient, with a history of rheumatoid arthritis, on methotrexate 10 mg PO qwk and IV abatacept 750 mg/month, presented with photosensitivity, foreign body sensation, pain, redness, and blurry(More)
BACKGROUND An increasing number of infants are diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). The study's primary objectives were to describe an academic medical center's level IV neonatal ICU's (NICU's) comprehensive outpatient NAS management effort, measure guideline compliance, and assess its safety. Secondary objectives were to describe the duration(More)
Plasma concentrations of atrial natriuretic factor (ANF), catecholamines (adrenaline, noradrenaline, dopamine) and aldosterone, and plasma renin activity (PRA) were measured in a group of 20 patients with moderate to medium heart failure (NYHA class II 7 patients, class III 13 patients), 24 hours after treatment was discontinued. Compared with a control(More)
Warfarin is an oral anticoagulant agent with a narrow therapeutic index. There is a marked inter- and intra-patient variability in warfarin dose requirement. All factors influencing warfarin response are not known and this study aims to evaluate if regular physical activity (RPA) is a determining factor. RPA level was collected with the Stanford Brief(More)
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