Julia Shields

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Pheochromocytoma is an endocrine tumor classically presenting with headache, paroxysmal hypertension, and palpitations. We discuss the case of a young male, presenting with acute heart failure and cardiogenic shock requiring stabilization with an intra-aortic balloon pump and a combination of ionotropes and vasopressors. Pheochromocytoma was diagnosed by CT(More)
It is unclear if the extent of coronary atherosclerosis is associated with increase in heart muscle mass. We retrospectively reviewed autopsy reports of sudden coronary deaths occurring in a statewide medical examiner system over a one-year period. Cardiomegaly was assessed by height, and given a score of 0-4 based on amount above the upper limit of normal(More)
Refractory ascites (RA) is thought to complicate the postoperative course of 5–7 % (Nishida et al. in Am J Transplant. 6: 140–149, 2006; Gotthardt et al. in Ann Transplant. 18: 378–383, 2013) of liver transplant recipients. RA after liver transplantation is often a frustrating diagnostic dilemma with few good management options unless an obvious mechanical(More)
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