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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been shown to be effective in the treatment of diabetic ulcers, air embolism, carbon monoxide poisoning and gas gangrene with minimal adverse effects. Very few cases of HBOT causing acute pulmonary edema (PE) has been described; with a study on dogs suggesting that a complication of this therapy could be PE. We describe… (More)
Immunoassay kits for urine cocaine (and metabolite) screening, obtained from two commercial sources, were examined for correlation of their results, expressed in terms of equivalent benzoylecgonine concentration, with the gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) concentration of benzoylecgonine. The correlation coefficients obtained, based on 62 (out of… (More)
Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy is a relatively recently recognized clinical entity, which presents similar to an acute myocardial infarction but there is no evidence of obstructive coronary artery disease on cardiac catheterization. It mostly affects postmenopausal women and an episode of acute illness or stress can often be identified preceding the… (More)
Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy was first described in Japan in 1990. The clinical presentation of Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is similar to an acute myocardial infarction with patients having chest pain, ST segment elevations on EKG and elevated cardiac biomarkers. In TCM, however, the elevation in cardiac enzymes is usually mild. We report a case of TCM… (More)
Infective endocarditis (IE) is usually caused by Streptococcus, Staphylococcus or Enterococcus species or slow-growing HACEK organisms. We report an extremely rare case of IE caused by Gemella sanguinis.
Scrotal haematoma is an extremely rare complication after cardiac catheterisation (CC) with only few cases reported in literature. We report a 56-year-old patient who developed large scrotal haematoma after CC via transfemoral approach requiring blood transfusion due to haemodynamic instability. After an uneventful elective procedure, he was discharged with… (More)