Kiran Anna

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BACKGROUND/AIM Proinflammatory markers such as interleukin (IL)-6 have been closely associated with atrial fibrillation (AF). These markers are characteristically elevated in chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and positively correlate with disease activity. Although IBD and AF have similar pathogenesis, there have been very limited studies looking at(More)
A 52-year-old male with a history of recurrent deep venous thrombosis underwent a CT scan of the chest investigating a suspected pulmonary embolism. The scan revealed thickening of the splenic flexure with foci of air adjacent to the colon (Figure 1). The patient reported mild nausea and chronic intermittent hemorrhoidal bleeding without abdominal pain.(More)
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