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BACKGROUND Cardiac arrest is a major public health issue affecting an estimated 300,000 patients in the United States each year. The American Heart Association has recommended the Simplified Acute Physiology Score II and III (SAPS) to assess severity of illness and to predict outcomes in the post-cardiac arrest population. Our objective was to determine if… (More)
Cryptococcal meningitis is an infrequent primary presentation of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). We report the case of a 33-year-old man with previously undiagnosed AIDS who presented with gait disturbance, acute blindness, and rapidly fatal neurologic deterioration. Cryptococcal meningitis was diagnosed by India ink smear and AIDS was diagnosed… (More)
Fatal or near-fatal hydrogen peroxide ingestions are rarely encountered. We report the case of a 33-year-old woman who experienced seizure activity, respiratory arrest, and residual neurologic deficits after accidentally ingesting industrial-strength 35% hydrogen peroxide.