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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is a relatively uncommon stress-induced cardiomyopathy that accounts for 2.2% of all acute myocardial infarctions. It occurs most commonly in postmenopausal women between the ages of 55-70. The most common complications that have been described are cardiogenic shock and left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, stroke and(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To summarize general concepts of ocular ischemic syndrome (OIS), and present current scientific developments in delineating the pathogenesis and treatment of this disorder. RECENT FINDINGS Recent studies suggest that OIS is associated with a significant risk of cerebrovascular, ocular, and systemic morbidity. SUMMARY OIS is a serious(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Cancer patients may develop ocular complications secondary to direct or metastatic involvement with cancer, radiation exposure, or chemotherapy. As many as 1.4 million new cancer cases arise in the United States annually. RECENT FINDINGS Chemotherapy administration remains a critical aspect of treating many cancers and offers improved(More)
Although the goals of end-of-life care and hospice are to mitigate suffering and improve quality of life for patients with terminal illnesses, they remain underutilized by a significant number of African Americans. While sociocultural issues play a role in the underutilization of these resources among African Americans, other confounding factors affect the(More)
BACKGROUND Despite significant improvement in the outcome of patients with Ewing Sarcoma Family of Tumors (ESFT), second malignancies remain a problem that may compromise the outcome of some survivors. The Surveillance, Epidemiology and End-Results (SEER) database offers an opportunity to study second malignancies in a population-based cohort of patients.(More)
BACKGROUND We describe a case of transient left midventricular ballooning in 68-year-old male patient presented with picture of acute coronary syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION The left ventriculogram showed mid ventricular akinesis and dilatation along with hypercontractile apex and basal segments. Follow up echocardiogram after one month showed resolution of(More)
Rhabdomyolysis is a potential adverse consequence of statin therapy. Here, we report a patient with prostate cancer being treated with simvastatin who developed rhabdomyolysis after coadministration with fluconazole. The rhabdomyolysis promptly resolved after discontinuation of fluconazole, suggesting the possible role of drug interaction in the development(More)
Cutaneous drug reactions are the most common type of adverse drug reaction. These reactions, ranging from simple pruritic eruptions to potentially life-threatening events, are a significant cause of iatrogenic morbidity and mortality. Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a serious and potentially life-threatening cutaneous drug reaction. Although progress has(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the impact of the Diabetes 2000 program, an initiative launched by the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 1990 to improve nationwide screening of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and to reduce the prevalence and severity of the condition. DESIGN Retrospective, observational case study of Diabetes 2000 program. METHODS This is a(More)