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Previous Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (pGDM) is a common condition and has been associated with future development of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) and Metabolic Syndrome (MS) in women affected. The pathogenesis and risk factors implicated in the development of these conditions later in the lives of women with pGDM are not as yet fully understood.… (More)
Two of three patients treated with high doses of spiramycin for Cryptosporidium infection developed acute intestinal injury. Spiramycin at high doses may be directly toxic to the intestinal epithelium and thus may have limited utility as therapy for cryptosporidiosis in AIDS patients.
Krukenberg tumor is an ovarian metastatic tumor which may rarely develop during pregnancy. The diagnosis of this tumor is often overlooked by the signs and symptoms of pregnancy and therefore delayed. The prognosis is universally poor and most patients die within one year of diagnosis.We present a case of a pregnant woman who was admitted for threatened… (More)
Mucocele of the vermiform appendix is a rare entity that may mimic a right-sided adnexal mass. We describe a case of appendiceal mucocele in a 78-year-old woman that was initially misdiagnosed as a potentially malignant right ovarian tumor and briefly review the literature on sonographic features of this entity. It is important to improve preoperative… (More)