Sophie R Silverstein

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Primary amyloidosis may present with skin lesions as a primary or sole expression of underlying plasma-cell dyscrasia. Classic skin lesions of primary, systemic amyloidosis are listed, and features suggestive of the diagnosis are discussed. Where this condition is considered in the dermatologist's differential, the investigations described may lead to an(More)
Food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis, first reported in 1983, is a subtype of exercise-induced anaphylaxis. A case of celery-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis is reported. The presentation and management of these and other exercise-related physical allergies, including classic and variant cholinergic urticaria, is reviewed. As the prevalence of(More)
Nitroprusside and furosemide are both used to treat acute left ventricular failure, but their hemodynamic effects have not been compared in the same patients. In 13 patients with acutely decompensated chronic left ventricular failure, we infused nitroprusside to reduce pulmonary wedge pressure to normal without inducing hypotension. When hemodynamics(More)
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