Nader Kamangar

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BACKGROUND Fabry disease is a rare X-linked disorder that results from a deficiency in a lysosomal enzyme known as alpha-galactosidase A, with accumulation of globotriaosylceramide (Gl3). Early manifestations include angiokeratomas, acroparesthesias, and hypohidrosis and may progress to renal failure, cardiac dysfunction, and stroke. Patients exhibit(More)
Pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy (PTTM) is a clinicopathologic disease entity in which the tumor cells embolize to the pulmonary vasculature leading to a series of maladaptive reactions including the activation of coagulation and fibrocellular intimal thickening. The resultant stenosis of blood vessels leads to pulmonary hypertension and eventual(More)
BACKGROUND Since the outbreak of West Nile virus (WNV) in the United States in 1999, the WNV neuroinvasive disease has been increasingly reported with a wide spectrum of neuromuscular manifestations. CASE We submit a case of a 46-year-old male with a history of alcohol abuse, diabetes, hypertension, and hepatitis C who presented with fever, nausea,(More)
Pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy (PTTM) is a disease process wherein tumor cells are thought to embolize to the pulmonary circulation causing pulmonary hypertension (PH) and death from right heart failure. Presented herein are clinical, laboratory, radiographic, and histologic features across seven cases of PTTM. Highlighted in this publication(More)
Bronchial artery aneurysm (BAA) is a rare vascular phenomenon. This review highlights a case of a BAA that was complicated by the presence of a bronchial artery to pulmonary artery (BA-PA) fistula, consequently presenting a unique challenge to management. BAAs have a strongly reported risk of rupture resulting in life-threatening hemoptysis. Embolization(More)
Manuscript received September 16 , 2014 ; revision accepted November 10 , 2014 . AFFILIATIONS: From the Department of Medicine (Dr McCullough), Department of Pathology (Dr Aoyama), and Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine (Dr Kamangar), Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA. CORRESPONDENCE TO: Nader Kamangar, MD,(More)
An 80-year-old woman from Iran presented to our institution for evaluation of insidious onset of dyspnea and progressive hypoxemia. She had a history of hypertension, COPD attributed to secondhand smoke, and an unprovoked pulmonary embolus that was treated with lifelong anticoagulation. In addition, she had a history of latent TB status posttreatment with(More)
INTRODUCTION A new strain of human influenza A (H1N1) virus originated from Mexico in 2009 and spread to more than 190 countries and territories. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a level 6 (highest level) pandemic. In August 2010, WHO announced that the H1N1 2009 influenza virus had moved into the postpandemic period. The WHO also declared(More)