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Intracardiac thrombosis is an exceptional complication of Behçet's disease. The management of this involvement is difficult due to the risk of recurrence. We present the case of a young man admitted to our hospital for intermittent fever. The microbiologic investigations did not show any causative germ. We discovered a right ventricle thrombus on(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine predictive factors, clinical and demographics characteristics of patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) in ICU, and to identify factors associated with poor outcome in the hospital and in the ICU. METHODS During a four-year prospective study, a medical committee of six ICU physicians prospectively examined all available data for each(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to identify the typical imaging features of periosteal chondrosarcoma on radiography, CT, and MRI. CONCLUSION Periosteal chondrosarcoma is a rare low-grade malignant cartilaginous tumor arising from the external surface of bone. Imaging features are often specific. Recognizing periosteal chondrosarcoma and(More)
Autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis (ARCI) is a rare genetic disorder of the skin characterized by abnormal desquamation over the whole body. In this study we report four patients from three consanguineous Tunisian families with skin, eye, heart, and skeletal anomalies, who harbor a homozygous contiguous gene deletion syndrome on chromosome 15q26.3.(More)
1Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Screening Processes, Center of Biotechnology of Sfax, P. O. Box 1177, 3018 Sfax, Tunisia 2Department of Histology, Sfax Faculty of Medicine, Majida Boulila Avenue, 3028 Sfax, Tunisia 3Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, P. O. Box 31470, 90805 Sulaibekhat, Kuwait 4Cardiology(More)
This case report represents the difficulties in diagnosing brucellosis, which is an enigma with unusual cardiovascular complications. A 32-year-old Caucasian man with acute chest pain was examined at Sfax Hedi Chaker's Hospital. He had a night fever, although his cardiac examination was normal. Further laboratory analyses showed an elevated C-reactive(More)
Conventional echocardiographic (ECHO) parameters of systolic and diastolic function of the left ventricular (LV) have been shown to be load dependent. However, the impact of pre-load reduction on tissue Doppler (TD) parameters of LV function is incompletely understood. To evaluate the effect of a single hemodialysis (HD) session on LV systolic and diastolic(More)
Background. The discovery of a large left atrial mass through echocardiography obliges the clinician to perform a differential diagnosis to distinguish tumor from thrombus. The neovascularization of the mass could be helpful to predict the type of the malformation and whether it is in favour of a vacular tumour rather than a thrombus . Observation. A(More)
Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS, encoded by the NOS3 gene) synthesizes NO from L-arginine and molecular oxygen in vascular endothelial cells (Kincl et al. 2009). Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), present on the surface of vascular endothelial cells, generates the potent vasoconstrictor angiotensin II from angiotensin I and inactivates the(More)