Vishal J Dahya

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Dear Editor, Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) has been well known in the setting of HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy but has not been as widely discussed in the setting of non-HIV immunosuppressed patients. In this case study we introduce a case of IRIS presenting as acute respiratory distress syndrome in a non-HIV immunosuppressed(More)
Manuscript received December 23, 2014; accepted December 31, 2014. Valsalva (Figure 1) causing critical left main coronary artery compression (Figure 2). Computed tomographic angiography revealed similar findings, which led to the diagnosis of crescendo angina secondary to extrinsic compression of the left main coronary from the giant sinus aneurysm (Figure(More)
FIGURE. Abundant slim filamentous seen on the Grocott methenamine silver stain. N cessus, N cyriacigeorgica, N farcinica and N nova. Most Nocardia infections are caused by one of the above species of Nocardia. It is estimated that more than 80% of Nocardia infections present as brain abscesses, invasive pulmonary infections or disseminated infections. Less(More)
pulmonary hypertension (37.1 vs. 34.0%). In contrast, cerebrovascular disease (12.5 vs. 17.6 %) and coronary artery disease were less prevalent in women (35.2 vs. 57.3%, p<0.05). Additionally women had less often undergone previous CABG (5.0 vs. 22.5%, p<0.05). Moreover, female patients were significantly older (81.2 5.4 vs. 79.2 6.3 years, p<0.05), were(More)
Pseudoaneurysms of the carotid artery are very uncommon complications following carotid endarterectomy. Pseudoaneurysms are usually caused by any kind of blunt injury or trauma during carotid artery surgery. CEA has become an increasingly more common vascular surgery performed in the United States. The standard of treatment for a carotid PA has been open(More)
A 67-year-old Caucasian male presented to the emergency room with of profuse, watery, non-bloody diarrhea for approximately the past 3 months. He described having approximately 15 bowel movements throughout all hours of the day accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and malaise. On admission, his blood pressure was 86/54, pulse rate of 80, respirations of 18, and(More)
To determine the prevalence of low skeletal muscle mass in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and whether skeletal muscle mass measured from preoperative computed tomography (CT) images provides value in predicting postoperative length of stay (LOS). BACKGROUND There are limited data on the use of body composition as a(More)
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