Shefali Gandhi

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Once diagnosed with a refractory seizure disorder, patients often receive aggressive and escalating pharmacotherapy. However, a significant proportion of patients referred to neurologists do not have epilepsy. Toxic and metabolic causes of seizures should always be considered as they are potentially curable, and may be fatal if untreated. The following case(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperkalemia has been described as a rare and under recognized cause of acute quadriplegia. CASE REPORT A 52-year-old man with end-stage renal disease presented with ascending quadriplegia and dyspnea for 2 days. He had life-threatening hyperkalemia (9.0 mEq/L). His electrocardiogram showed typical features of hyperkalemia. His symptoms(More)
We conducted an exploratory study to investigate which exposures (including poultry oncogenic viruses) are associated with brain cancer in poultry workers. A total of 46,819 workers in poultry and nonpoultry plants from the same union were initially followed for mortality. Brain cancer was observed to be in excess among poultry workers. Here we report on a(More)
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