Mehrnaz Asadi Gharabaghi

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Here, we report a case of primary cryptococcal pneumonia in a 25-year-old woman who presented with several weeks' history of cough, dyspnoea and night sweating. These symptoms started in the third trimester of her pregnancy. She was being treated for infertility and got pregnant with in vitro fertilisation. On chest imaging, there were bilateral air space(More)
Castleman's disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disease that may be unicentric or multicentric in presentation. It may develop anywhere along with the lymphatic system such as the abdomen, neck and thoracic cavity. However, mediastinum is the most common location for unicentric disease. Here, we discuss a unicentric Castleman's disease in a 28-year-old(More)
Through the introduction of computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) for diagnosis of the pulmonary embolism (PE), the high sensitivity of this diagnostic tool led to detecting peripheral filling defects as small as 2-3mm, termed as subsegmental pulmonary embolism (SSPE). However, despite these substantial increases in diagnosis of small pulmonary(More)
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is defined as an ascitic fluid infection without a surgically-treatable intra-abdominal source. Timely diagnosis and treatment of SBP may increase the patient’s survival.1 Any biological marker that could strongly predict SBP may obviate the need for paracentesis while increasing the patient’s chance of survival by(More)
INTRODUCTION Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem disorder that may present with various symptoms. It may involve the gastrointestinal tract in a variety of ways; some of the most well-known ones are transaminitis, lupus mesenteric vasculitis, lupus enteritis and mesenteric vascular leakage. We describe a case of a patient with SLE who(More)
To cite: Asadi Gharabaghi M, Asadi Gharabaghi M. BMJ Case Reports Published online: 2 January 2013 doi:10.1136/ bcr-2012-007633 DESCRIPTION An 80-year-old man presented with a 3-monthhistory of hoarseness that developed gradually and remained with the same intensity afterwards. He had neither a history of constitutional symptoms nor cardiorespiratory(More)
BACKGROUND Hematocrit (Hct) is an important parameter for optimal oxygenation during discontinuation from ventilator, but there is no consensus about its concentration and effectiveness on successful extubation. OBJECTIVES The current study aimed to determine the role of Hct concentration on extubation failure in critically ill patients. PATIENTS AND(More)