Rodrigo B Fonseca

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BACKGROUND Severe trauma leads to hematopoietic failure and bone marrow (BM) dysfunction that manifests clinically as a persistent anemia and leukopenia. The impact of severe trauma and its associated hyperadrenergic state on erythropoiesis has not been described. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the effects of adrenergic agonists and antagonists on(More)
BACKGROUND Severe traumatic injury can lead to hemorrhagic shock-induced bone marrow (BM) dysfunction resulting in persistent anemia. The hypercatacholamine state that accompanies severe injury has been shown to impact the growth of erythroid progenitors. IL-6 has a role both in the acute phase response of trauma and has been implicated in the development(More)
A 57-year-old woman presented with a predominantly right-sided cellulitic area of her buttock after receiving multiple bilateral silicone injections in the buttocks. The workup revealed subcutaneous infection with rapidly growing mycobacteria. Surgical management and etiologic factors are discussed, and a review of the literature is presented.
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