The treatment of edema in patients with nephrotic syndrome is generally managed by dietary sodium restriction and loop diuretics. However, edema does not improve in some patients despite adequate sodium restriction and maximal dose of diuretics. In such patients, combination of albumin and a loop diuretic may improve edema by diuresis and natriuresis. The… (More)
Introduction. Congenital long QT syndrome type 2 (LQTS2) is a rare inherited cardiac abnormality resulting in increased risk of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (PVT). Case Description. A 21-year-old postpartum female presented with syncopal episode after phone alarm. She was noted to have PVT on telemetry monitoring in the emergency department. EKG… (More)
We report the case of a 45-year-old haemodialysis patient who achieved a sustained virological response (SVR) following pegylated interferon therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 2 infection. He was subsequently cohorted with other HCV-infected dialysis patients and became re-infected with HCV genotype 3a. Epidemiological and molecular investigations… (More)
Errata The following corrections were made on 24 October 2012. Page 12: the original early season estimate of 43 % vaccine effectiveness was changed to between 43% and 55%.
3 The undersigned, appointed by the dean of the Graduate School, have examined the dissertation entitled BUILDING A MEDIA AGENDA ON HEALTH DISPARITIES: HOW ISSUE PERCEPTIONS AND NEWS VALUES WORK TO INFLUENCE EFFECTIVENESS presented by Qi Qiu, a candidate for the degree of doctor of philosophy, and hereby certify that, in their opinion, it is worthy of… (More)