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The role of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) etiology remains unresolved as EBV is detected in only some HL tumors and few studies have tried to reconcile its presence with factors suggesting viral etiology (e.g., childhood social class, infection history). In a population-based case-control study of San Francisco Bay area women, we(More)
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is a profoundly dangerous, potentially lethal, immunologically mediated adverse drug reaction to unfractionated heparin or, less commonly, to low-molecular weight heparin. In this comprehensive review, the authors highlight heparin-induced thrombocytopenia's risk factors, clinical presentation, pathophysiology, diagnostic(More)
Patients receiving extended-release (XR) naltrexone who are having surgery present unique challenges to anesthesia providers, the most obvious of which is an altered response to the effects of opioid agonists. Based on the timing of the last XR naltrexone dose, patients may be refractory to the effects of opioid agonists or potentially more sensitive to(More)
OBJECTIVE The American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status (ASA-PS) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in the perioperative period. When surgeries are scheduled by surgeons and their staff at our large institution a presumed ASA-PS is chosen. This is because our institution (and, anecdotally, others in our hospital system and(More)
Stanford type A aortic dissections often present to the hospital requiring emergent surgical intervention. Initial diagnosis is usually made by computed tomography; however transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) can further characterize aortic dissections with specific advantages: It may be performed on an unstable patient, it can be used intra-operatively,(More)
As newer anesthesia ventilators are developed their capabilities are becoming more similar to intensive care unit (ICU) ventilators. However, in situations where there is severe decrease in lung compliance, an ICU ventilator may be superior in its ability to regulate inspiratory flow improving both ventilation and oxygenation. We present a case where an ICU(More)
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