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To evaluate the spectrum of nocardiosis after marrow transplantation, we reviewed the medical records of 27 patients with nocardiosis who were treated at three centers, and we reviewed the findings of three cases reported in the literature. Nocardial involvement was defined as invasive nocardiosis (n = 25), colonization (n = 4), or contamination (n = 1).… (More)
A case is reported of a 36 y/o man treated with radiation therapy for cervical cord ependymoma who developed malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the cervical spine 15 years later. Pathology revealed the sarcoma adjacent to the recurrent ependymoma. Post-radiation sarcomas following treatment of central nervous system malignancies is discussed.
OBJECTIVES There is little information available from the Middle Eastern region on adult patients presenting with first seizure. The objectives of this study were to describe epidemiological characteristics of patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) in Doha, Qatar, with first seizure and to determine the incidence of computed tomographic (CT)… (More)
Spinal cord compression is a common neurological emergency. The causes of spinal cord compression may include primary or (more frequently) metastatic tumor, infections, trauma, and vertebral or intervertebral disc disease. In most instances the underlying etiology is known or easily ascertained. We present here three recent cases in which patients presented… (More)