Thomas M . Roy

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The Yellow Nail syndrome is an unusual lymphangitic disorder classically characterized by the presence of nail discoloration, lymphedema and pleural effusion. Since the recognition of the significance of these associated physical findings, four cases have been diagnosed at our institution in the last six years. This suggests that the syndrome may not be as(More)
High gastric residual volumes (RVs) are a frequent cause for cessation of total enteral nutrition (TEN). This study was designed to determine the RV that indicates intolerance or inadequate gastric emptying and to compare the RV findings in a blinded fashion with those findings obtained on physical examination and radiography. Twenty healthy normal(More)
PURPOSE Cardiomyopathy, coronary artery atherosclerosis, or autonomic neuropathy may affect the cardiovascular performance of the diabetic patient. To evaluate the role of parasympathetic nervous system activity on cardiovascular performance, 25 diabetic subjects who lacked symptoms, signs, or objective measurements of ischemia or cardiomyopathy were(More)
Peripartum cardiomyopathy is an uncommon complication of human pregnancy that threatens both the mother and fetus with maternal congestive heart failure. Clinicians must be aware of this problem in order to provide prompt diagnosis and effective treatment that will insure a favorable return of normal left ventricular function.
BACKGROUND Since the passage of The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act in 1994, there has been a flood of new "dietary" supplements promoting anti-aging benefits such as the enhancement of growth hormone or testosterone levels. Androstenediol and androstenedione are such products. This study's purpose was to elucidate the physiological and hormonal(More)
Extrapulmonary manifestations of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) in general, and tuberculous peritonitis (TBP) in particular, have posed complex diagnostic challenges for centuries. Peritoneal tuberculosis is a very rare manifestation of MTB with subtle clinical findings that may result in a significant diagnostic delay, often of more than four months. As(More)
Pneumomediastinum (PM) is an uncommon condition characterized by the presence of air in the mediastinum. It is associated with alveolar rupture that allows air to traverse along the bronchovascular bundle into the mediastinum. A review of the world medical literature identified 50 additional cases of PM and pneumopericardium (PC) associated with diabetic(More)
Fetal death due to acute carbon monoxide poisoning is rarely reported in the medical literature. Of the eight cases found in literature review, only one documented the fetal carboxyhemoglobin concentration. This paper reports a fetal death due to accidental nonlethal maternal carbon monoxide intoxication in which both maternal and fetal carboxyhemoglobin(More)