Karissa Y. Kim

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BACKGROUND Gout is the most common cause of inflammatory arthritis in men aged >40 years and is frequently encountered in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE The goal of this article was to review the published literature on the epidemiology, treatment, and estimated burden of illness of acute gout. METHODS Articles on gout published in English between 1980(More)
A 79-year-old man with a history of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism received anticoagulation therapy with warfarin 5 mg daily for 8 months. He was diagnosed with osteomyelitis and underwent partial metatarsal resection of his right foot. After surgery, antibiotics were initiated, including ertapenem sodium 1 g intravenously every 24 hours,(More)
A total of 23 patients who developed heparin-induced thrombocytopenia following exposure to heparin solely due to intravascular catheter or filter flush were the subjects of prospective studies of argatroban therapy. Heparin doses were 10-13,000 U, with a mean exposure of 8+/-4 days. Following heparin-induced thrombocytopenia diagnosis and heparin(More)
OBjECTiVES 1. Describe the proposed mechanism of the interaction between clopidogrel and proton pump inhibitors. 2. Summarize the pharmacologic/pharmacodynamic evidence for the interaction between clopidogrel and proton pump inhibitors. 3. Summarize the clinical evidence for the interaction between clopidogrel and proton pump inhibitors. 4. Describe the(More)
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The clinical and hematological features of 100 patients with sickle cell anemia are reviewed. The heart was enlarged and a murmur was heard in nearly 80 percent of patients. Pneumonia and pulmonary infarction occurred in 43 percent and 12 percent of patients, respectively. Musculoskeletal involvement included the hand-foot syndrome (15 percent), leg ulcers(More)
We evaluated hematological findings, with special reference to the monocyte count, in ten infants with congenital syphilis. One patient had a monocytic leukemoid reaction and eight had absolute monocyte counts considerably higher than normal control infants. Monocytes appear to be an essential participant in the cellular reaction to treponema pallidum. To(More)