In clinical practice lung ultrasound (LUS) is becoming an easy and reliable noninvasive tool for the evaluation of dyspnea. The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of nurse-performed LUS, in particular, in the diagnosis of acute cardiogenic pulmonary congestion. We prospectively evaluated all the consecutive patients admitted for dyspnea in our… (More)
Croscarmellose sodium is a very commonly used pharmaceutical additive approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is used in injectable preparations as a suspending agent to promote solubilization of compounds with poor water solu-bility; it is also present in tablets as binder, glidant and antiadherent, in bulk laxatives as active principle and as… (More)
Given the rare nature of Madelung's disease many clinicians will not have seen a patient with it and will not be able to recognise them: subsequently a diagnosis is unlikely to be made.
A 52-year-old postmenopausal woman presented because of a progressive dyspnea, non-productive cough and right side chest pain that worsened with deep inspiration. She had a history of breast carcinoma 2 years earlier and subsequent left segmental mastectomy, axillary dissection, adjuvant chemotherapy and local radiotherapy (RT). One year later she underwent… (More)
A 65-year-old man with a history of smoking, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus presented because of sudden-onset left hemiparesis. On admission, neurological examination disclosed a mild left-sided weakness, a normal consciousness level, and a right carotid bruit. The blood pressure, ECG, echocardio-gram, and laboratory studies were all unremarkable. He… (More)
BACKGROUND Polydactyly is a congenital anomaly with a wide range of manifestations that occurs in many forms, ranging from varying degrees of mere splitting to completely duplicated thumb. When duplication occurs alone, it is usually unilateral and sporadic. CASE PRESENTATION In this case report we describe an otherwise healthy 19-year-old woman of… (More)
cholesterol and long-term coronary heart disease mortality in different cultures. Twenty-five-year follow-up of the seven countries study. and malondialdehyde-modified LDL in patients with acute coronary syndromes and stable coronary artery disease. oxidized low density lipoprotein levels. A biochemical risk marker for coronary heart disease. A 75-year-old… (More)