Ramzi E Aboujaoude

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Septic pelvic thrombophlebitis (SPT) was initially diagnosed and described in the late 1800's. The entity had a high incidence and mortality during this period of time, and a surgical therapeutic approach was the treatment of choice. Since then, the diagnosis, incidence, and management of the entity evolved. This evolution followed the development of newer(More)
BACKGROUND Pregnancy has been associated with aplastic anemia, but a causal relationship has been questioned. CASE A case of aplastic anemia was diagnosed during pregnancy and initially mimicked immune-mediated thrombocytopenic purpura. CONCLUSION Pregnant women with aplastic anemia are at high risk. The severity of the disease and choice of the patient(More)
Acute leukemia is a rare malignancy of pregnancy. When it develops, there are many complications to consider and management becomes exceedingly difficult. We report a case of acute myelogenous leukemia presenting as preeclampsia and fetal demise at 36 weeks of gestation. A 30-year-old multigravida presented with intrauterine fetal demise at 36 weeks'(More)
BACKGROUND Cervical incompetence can lead to the inability to sustain an intrauterine pregnancy and may account for a substantial portion of second-trimester losses. Placement of a transvaginal cerclage has been shown to decrease morbidity in a substantial number of such cases. In patients lacking sufficient cervical tissue, a cerclage may be placed by a(More)
Follicular dendritic cell (FDC) sarcoma is a rare tumor. Most cases that have been described involve lymph nodes in young adults, but have not been reported in pregnancy. We describe the case of a 20-year-old woman with a FDC sarcoma diagnosed during pregnancy that initially presented as a painful mass in the right axilla. The patient underwent a tumor(More)
The transobturator sling procedure is a relatively new technique as compared to the retropubic version. The functional differences between these two procedures are largely unknown. Two cases of failed transobturator slings are reported. In both cases, the procedure was done under local anesthesia and a cough stress test was performed to adjust the tape. The(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether testing for cystic fibrosis (CF) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is necessary in African-American and Hispanic gravidas in whom the fetus had an echogenic bowel. This retrospective study consisted of only African American and Hispanic patients in whom the fetus had an echogenic bowel, referred to the(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical fetal weight estimation is a common practice in obstetrics. This study aims to evaluate the accuracy of fetal weight estimation by midwives, and to identify factors that may lead to overestimation or underestimation of fetal weight. METHODS A cohort prospective study in a Lebanese university hospital, included weight estimation of(More)
OBJECTIVE The current study tested the hypothesis that collagen content in the pregnant cervix decreases with labor, using morphologically preserved specimens, avoiding limitations of earlier studies. Collagen abundance remote from pregnancy was also evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS Histologic sections of postpartum cervix obtained from 22 cases of total(More)