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The treatment of baclofen overdose is primarily supportive. There have been case reports of hemodialysis being used in patients with chronic kidney disease with baclofen overdose. A case report of hemodialysis in a baclofen-overdose patient with normal renal function is presented. Review of literature has also been provided.
BACKGROUND It is increasingly evident that visceral adipose tissue plays a leading role in the pathogenesis of the metabolic syndrome. Unfortunately, accurate quantification of intra-abdominal visceral fat is cumbersome and expensive. Epicardial fat represents the component of visceral fat distributed around the heart, and is readily and non-invasively(More)
A 21-year-old male presented to us in status epilepticus. On investigation, he was found to have an extremely rare disorder called 'hemihydranencephaly'. Review of literature revealed that hemihydranencephaly was not always incompatible with life and that research into this disorder would help in understanding the development, functioning, untapped(More)
Carotid artery stenosis is a disabling disease in all age groups. Elderly people are more prone to recurrent strokes due to advancing age and multiple co-morbidities. Treatment options for symptomatic carotid stenosis in the very elderly are the same as in younger patients although with a higher operative risk. We describe a successful case of carotid(More)
A 22-year-old man, diagnosed 7 weeks before with pulmonary tuberculosis and started on antitubercular therapy, presented with non-exertional retrosternal chest pain since the past week. He was diagnosed on the strength of thoracic radiograms and CT imaging to have a mediastinal abscess, which was percutaneously drained. He was continued on the same regimen(More)
We report the case of a 58-year-old lady who presented with abdominal pain and backache. Although initial evaluation was strongly suggestive of abdominal aortic dissection, she was ultimately found to have multiple arterial aneurysms. Work-up for underlying vasculitis was negative. Surgical repair was planned and the patient was referred to a cardiovascular(More)
1 of 3 DESCRIPTION A middle-aged hypertensive lady was admitted with progressive weight gain and generalised edema of 1-year duration. Examination revealed a raised jugular venous pressure, anasarca, atrial fi brillation and no signifi cant murmurs. Evaluation revealed mild anaemia with raised erythrocyte sedimentation rate. Chest radiograph and(More)
1 of 2 DESCRIPTION A 40-year-old lady was admitted with a week’s history of fever and dyspnoea. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed 0.5 × 0.5 cm vegetation on the posterior mitral leafl et with a severe eccentric mitral regurgitation (MR) hugging the left atrial aspect of anterior mitral leafl et and the interatrial septum (IAS) which was confi rmed by(More)