Robert K Spear

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Deep neck-space infections may cause potentially life-threatening complications of head and neck infections. Lateral pharyngeal space infections in particular predispose to development of suppurative jugular vein thrombosis, which may be associated with anaerobic bacteremia and septic pulmonary emboli (Lemierre's syndrome). We describe a case of Lemierre's(More)
BACKGROUND Survival after surgical embolectomy for massive postcesarean pulmonary embolism causing sustained cardiac arrest is rare. CASE One day after an uneventful cesarean delivery, a woman developed cardiac asystole and apnea due to pulmonary embolism. Femoral-femoral cardiopulmonary bypass performed during continuous cardiopulmonary resuscitation(More)
An elderly patient developed acute respiratory failure secondary to airway obstruction by a Candida fungus ball which probably developed secondary to the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics when the patient had a decreased gag reflex while in a semicomatose state. The frequency of pulmonary fungus balls and their precipitating causes are briefly discussed.(More)
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