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Autoimmune phenomena may complicate the course of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) but large vessel arteritis is a rare event. We report a case of large vessel arteritis in a patient with MDS. A 62-year-old male presented with thrombocytopenia and was diagnosed with low-risk MDS, (<5% blasts in his bone marrow and a normal karyotype). Shortly thereafter he(More)
AIM To assess the safety and efficacy of trans-arterial chemo-embolization (TACE) in very elderly patients. METHODS A prospective cohort study, from 2001 to 2010, compared clinical outcomes following TACE between patients ≥ 75 years old and younger patients (aged between 65 and 75 years and younger than 65 years) with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC),(More)
The surgical treatment of chronic anal fissure is basically done by therapeutic controlled damage to the internal anal sphincter. While fecal incontinence is a well-documented early complication of anal fissure surgery, few data are available about delayed incontinence. The aim of the present study was to assess whether surgical treatment of anal fissures(More)
Lesions of the costovertebral (CV) and costotransverse (CT) joints are distinctly unusual in rheumatoid arthritis. The patient presented had dramatic changes in these joints with destruction, ankylosis, and bony overgrowth. This led to a moderate respiratory impairment and a distinctive radiological presentation.
We present a case of a 52-year-old male who was evaluated due to anorexia, persistent diarrhea, weight loss, and liver enzyme elevations, with no hematologic laboratory abnormalities. Imaging modalities revealed several tissue lesions involving the pancreas, the right kidney, and an axillary lymph node. Diagnosis of Castleman disease was reached only due to(More)
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has become a common surgical procedure, yet there is no consensus on what bougie size is best for LSG. We reviewed the literature and assessed the relationship between the size of bougie used and the incidence of leak as well as weight loss parameters. We wanted to determine if there is an ideal bougie size for LSG. A(More)
BACKGROUND Physician compliance with hand hygiene guidelines often has been reported as insufficient. METHODS The study was conducted in 2 hospitals (Hadassah Ein Kerem [EK] and Mt Scopus [MS]) in Jerusalem, Israel. Covert observations were conducted during morning rounds by trained observers. The data were recorded as the percentage of times that hand(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical illness caused by resistant bacteria usually represents a wider problem of asymptomatic colonization. Active surveillance with appropriate institution of isolation precautions represents a potential mechanism to control colonization and reduce infection. The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is an environment particularly appropriate(More)
BACKGROUND Hand foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common childhood manifestation of enterovirus (EV) infection. It predominantly affects young children, and has been mainly associated with coxsackievirus (CV) A16 and EV 71. OBJECTIVES We report an unusual cluster of adult patients with HFMD. STUDY DESIGN Throat swabs and vesicular fluid samples(More)
The classic skin and internal organ system manifestations of systemic sclerosis developed in 4 individuals, each with an erosive, destructive chronic polyarthritis characteristic of rheumatoid arthritis. All had serum rheumatoid factors, anti-nuclear antibodies, hypergammaglobulinemia and circulating immune complexes. Each of the 4 has been resistant to(More)