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Aortic dissection generally causes severe chest pain and ischemic symptoms related to branch vessel occlusion, but patients with this disease might present with unexpected symptoms. We report a case of a man with pain extending from the nuchal region to both shoulders and fever for 3 weeks. Bilateral trapezius ridge pain, which is characteristically(More)
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To investigate the subsequent behaviour of doctor-shopping patients (defined as those attending multiple hospitals for the same complaint) who consulted our department and factors related to cessation of doctor shopping. METHODS Patients who presented without referral to the Department of General Medicine at Chiba University(More)
Cases of sprue-like enteropathy associated with olmesartan have sporadically been encountered since it was first reported in 2012, and their most characteristic manifestation is severe diarrhea. We herein report the first case of sprue-like enteropathy manifesting as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome due to vitamin B1 malabsorption with only minimally increased(More)
A 65-year-old Japanese man was admitted with a 4-month history of fatigue and exertional dyspnea. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a vegetation on the aortic valve and severe aortic regurgitation. Accordingly, infective endocarditis and heart failure were diagnosed. Although a blood culture was negative on day 7 after admission, a prolonged blood(More)
Objectives We examined whether problem-based learning tutorials using patient-simulated videos showing daily life are more practical for clinical learning, compared with traditional paper-based problem-based learning, for the consideration rate of psychosocial issues and the recall rate for experienced learning. Methods Twenty-two groups with 120(More)
BACKGROUND Telediagnosis (TD), which uses information and communications technology, has recently undergone rapid development. Since no studies have compared the diagnostic precision of TD to that of face-to-face diagnosis (FD), we examined and compared the diagnostic accuracy of these diagnostic approaches among general medicine outpatients. METHODS Data(More)
A 72-year-old woman was referred for a 15-year history of brief attacks of generalized weakness that occurred when she was tense or startled. During these episodes, she squatted, closed her eyes, and had difficulty speaking, but there was no disturbance of consciousness. The cerebrospinal fluid level of orexin/hypocretin was low (92 ng/L), leading to a(More)