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BACKGROUND Snake and insect venoms have been demonstrated to have beneficial effects in the treatment of certain diseases including drug resistant human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. We evaluated and hypothesized the probable mechanisms of venoms against HIV. METHODS Previous literatures published over a period of 30 years (1979-2009) were(More)
Tension Pneumocephalus (PC) was described 50 years ago. A case of pneumocephalus (PC) following cervical epidural injection in a 50-year-old male worsened by air travel and manifested as tension pneumocephalus, confirmed by advanced neuroimaging, is reported for the first time along with literature review. The patient underwent emergent frontal burr hole(More)
Propofol, an intravenous anesthetic agent induces priapism in humans. We hypothesize the probable central nervous system and local mechanisms through which a similar molecule can be used as a therapy in erectile dysfunction. Previous literatures published over a period of 35 years (1976-2010) were searched using the key words, mechanisms were identified and(More)
Cardiac involvement in children with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is known but less often considered. Our objectives were to determine cardiac manifestations in pediatric HIV/AIDS and estimate the cardiac isoform of alpha-2 macroglobulin [CA2M] among them. We recruited 67 pediatric HIV/AIDS patients, 37 with(More)
Sir, Bee (hymenoptera) stings can cause a wide range of reactions, but infections following stings are uncommon.[1,2] We report a case of cavernous sinus thrombosis (CST) following bee sting in view of its rarity and make clinicians to consider this entity in the diff erential diagnosis of CST. A 58-year-old male farmer without any comorbid illness was(More)
INTRODUCTION Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) activates complement system and has been suggested to play a role in vascular complications in diabetics. Carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) detects subclinical atherosclerosis. We evaluated the association of MBL and IMT in type 2 diabetic (T2DM) patients. METHODS Serum MBL levels and cIMT were measured in a(More)