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INTRODUCTION Cytomegalovirus (CMV)-associated thrombosis has been reported sporadically in the medical literature until now. However, thrombosis incidence and its risk factors have never been studied in a cohort of patients with acute CMV infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective case-control study. Medical charts and imaging study reports of all(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombosis associated with acute cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection has been reported in the medical literature almost 100 times thus far. Still, the clinical characteristics of patients with both conditions have never been systematically reviewed and described. METHODS A literature search was conducted for all (n=97) reports concerning thrombosis(More)
OBJECTIVES QT interval prolongation is prevalent among patients with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC), whereas torsades de pointes (TdP) has rarely been reported in these patients. We studied all peer-reviewed reports on TC-associated QT interval prolongation and all peer-reviewed reports on TC-associated TdP to characterize the clinical circumstances leading(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous lichen planus (CLP) is an inflammatory dermatosis. Its chronic relapsing course and frequently spontaneous regression hamper the assessment of treatment effectiveness. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of available treatment modalities for CLP. DATA SOURCES PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL),(More)
BACKGROUND It is generally accepted that folliculotropic mycosis fungoides (FMF) is usually typified by indurated plaques and tumors mainly on the head/neck and an aggressive course. However, its clinical manifestations have long been recognized to be quite variable, and some studies indicate a better prognosis for certain presentations. OBJECTIVE We(More)
Given that the pigment particles in tattoos have a relaxation time of <10 ns, picosecond lasers would be expected to be more effective than nanosecond lasers in tattoo removal. To systematically review the evidence regarding the effectiveness and safety of picosecond lasers for tattoo removal, Pubmed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials(More)
INTRODUCTION Distinguishing community acquired pneumonia (CAP) from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation is a challenging task, since fever, productive cough, dyspnea, and leukocytosis are all common features of both conditions. Moreover, chest X-ray might not be sensitive enough. It is therefore quite common for physicians to prescribe(More)
INTRODUCTION Cytomegalovirus-associated thrombosis has rarely been reported in the medical literature, and if so, mainly in immunocompromized patients. CASE PRESENTATION We report the case of a 36-year-old Caucasian woman with acute cytomegalovirus infection presenting with spontaneous splenic infarcts. Trans-esophageal echocardiography did not show any(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombosis is a rare complication of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in immunocompetent patients. The clinical circumstances of this complication have never been studied, to the best of our knowledge. AIM We reviewed all reports on CMV-associated thrombosis in immunocompetent adults found in the literature, in search for thrombosis risk factors(More)