Rebecca Mascia

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Mollaret's meningitis (benign recurrent aseptic meningitis) is a rare syndrome with characteristic features. Patients present with recurrent attacks of meningismus which are sudden in onset and last from one to seven days. During the attacks the spinal fluid shows pleocytosis with lymphocyte predominance. Large endothelial cells with indistinct cytoplasm(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the accuracy of alcohol saliva testing (AST) in trauma patients. METHODS Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was measured by using both AST (QED A350; STC Technologies, Bethlehem, PA) and blood serum levels in 100 trauma patients admitted to the emergency department of an urban Level 1 trauma center. RESULTS All 41 patients who(More)
We present the case of a 50-year old patient, operated on for three adjoining annular strictures in the jejunum with proximal dilatation. He presented with a one-year history of recurrent cramping in the upper abdomen and vomiting, with two episodes of intestinal obstruction. Microscopic examination of the stricture revealed, in the submucosa, disorganised(More)
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