Syed Shad Mahmood

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Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is a disorder characterized by increased activation of mononuclear cells leading to phagocytosis of blood cell precursors in the bone marrow. We describe a case of MAS triggered by disseminated histoplasmosis occurring in a patient with Still’s disease on long-term treatment with adalimumab.
BACKGROUND To assess clinical utility of computed tomography angiography (CTA) in the diagnosis of chest pain patients presenting to emergency departments (EDs), we conducted a meta-analysis of CTA in patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes (ACSs). METHODS 386 studies were identified on initial review of literature. Inclusion criteria were: (1)(More)
OBJECTIVE We recently demonstrated that patients with high levels of circulating dendritic cells (DC) and interleukin (IL)-12 are associated with reduced cancer relapse after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Identifying a growth factor that can promote these immune functions may have beneficial anti-tumor effects. We investigated the hypothesis that(More)
OBJECTIVES Patients with metastatic carcinoma and venous thromboembolism commonly have contraindications to anticoagulation that prompt the use of retrievable inferior vena cava filters. The aim of this study was to compare the pattern of inferior vena cava filter use, anticoagulation management, and development of inferior vena cava filter-related(More)
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