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Idiopathic pulmonary ossification is a rare disease. Most commonly, it affects middle-aged men. Its etiology is unknown. We present a case of nodular type idiopathic pulmonary ossification in a 42-year-old, white male who had one episode of hemoptysis.
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is defined as an abnormal proliferation of smooth muscles around lymphatics, venules, and brochioles. This article describes our experiences treating a 21-year-old, white female who experienced recurrent shortness of breath during air travel last year. Her episode was severe and the patient was transported to the hospital as… (More)
This article describes the case of a 55-year-old white male with olivopontocerebellar atrophy who was admitted to the ICU at Ohio Valley Medical Center because of recurrent respiratory failure. He had to remain in the ICU for 21 days on a ventilator even though he was hemodynamically stable with no evidence of pneumonia. A tracheostomy was then performed… (More)
OBJECT Acute postoperative pain has demonstrated effects on appetite and weight gain in human studies. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that chronic neuropathic pain has a more significant effect on weight than acute postsurgical pain. METHODS One hundred eighteen rats were separated into 3 groups: common sciatic nerve ligation, surgery… (More)