Characteristics of Patients with Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome at a Tertiary Eye Care Center in Jordan

Abstract Purpose To present the clinical profile of patients with pseudoexfoliation (PXF) and describe its association with pseudoexfoliation glaucoma and cataract surgery complications at a university hospital in Jordan. Methods Electronic chart search was performed among patients aged ≥ 50 years who attended the Jordan University Hospital between January 2015 and March 2018, to identify patients with pseudoexfoliation. […]

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MAJOR CRUSH INJURY LEFT UPPER LIMB

49 year old male met with a road traffic accident. Patient was driving a two wheeler which was overrun by a tipper  on 29.12.2010 at around 2.30 p.m. between Miryalguda and Damargidda Chevella mandal , Ranga Reddy distt. Andhra pradesh, India. Patient sustained extensive degloving injury to the left upper limb extending from the left mid […]

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Comparison of Post-Cataract Surgery Visual Outcomes and Quality of Life in Patients Bilaterally Implanted with Multifocal Intraocular Lenses

Abstract Introduction The present study compared visual outcomes in eyes with bilateral implantation of two multifocal intraocular lenses (MFIOLs)—the Eyecryl™ ACTV diffractive multifocal IOL (group 1) and AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® multifocal IOL (group 2). Methods This was a prospective, two-group observational longitudinal study of 118 eyes from 59 patients conducted at Laxmi Eye Institute, Panvel, […]

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Impalement head injury with serrated meat knife.

Abstract  An unsuspecting motorcycle passenger was ambushed and impaled on the right side of the head with a 30cm serrated meat carving knife during a sectarian crisis in the city of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. The patient escaped running with the knife in his head and was rescued to a military hospital from where he […]

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Recurrent Vitreomacular Traction in a Patient Treated with Ocriplasmin: A Case Report

Abstract Introduction To describe a case of recurrent vitreomacular traction and macular edema that appeared both before and after the intravitreal injection of ocriplasmin. Case Report An 82-year-old monocular man presented with metamorphopsia and reduced vision of 1-week duration. The patient’s general medical history was unremarkable. His ophthalmic history was significant for severe ocular trauma […]

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Physician-Perceived Impact of Thyroid Eye Disease on Patient Quality of Life in the United States

Abstract Introduction Thyroid eye disease (TED) is an autoimmune disease that causes retro-orbital inflammation and subsequent proptosis, corneal exposure, strabismus, and variable vision changes. European studies have shown that TED can severely impact quality of life (QOL), but little is known about the QOL of patients with TED in the USA. Given that patient QOL […]

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A woman working on a farm got her hair caught in a thresher machine and it ripped it right off her scalp.

Replantation is the treatment of choice in scalping injuries and should always be considered, even in case of a badly damaged scalp. Specific procedures regarding pre-, intra- and postoperative care are crucial to success in replantation. These include: haemodynamic stabilization of the patient without causing damage to possible donor vessels; cooling, cleaning and further proper […]

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The Youngest Patient in United States to Receive Face Transplant

Katie Stubblefield’s wit shows through when she describes her face transplant surgery. “Longest nap of my entire life,” she says. Those unfamiliar with Katie’s still-developing speech pattern may not easily make out those words, but her parents are usually there to interpret. Robb and Alesia Stubblefield have been by her side – helping her “take […]

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Primary Cardiac Undifferentiated High-Grade Intimal Pleomorphic Sarcoma

Introduction Primary cardiac sarcomas (PCSs) are extremely rare with only a few cases reported in the literature. About 25% of primary cardiac tumors are malignant, and of those 75% are sarcomas [1]. Radiologic similarities to benign myxomas/thrombus make PCSs a diagnostic challenge. Clinical presentations of PCSs include cerebrovascular accident, pulmonary embolism (PE), valvular dysfunctions, arrhythmias, […]

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Erdheim-Chester Disease With Extensive Pericardial Involvement: A Case Report and Systematic Review

Abstract Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis characterized by systemic xanthogranulomatous infiltration. We described the case of a female adult presenting with pericardial effusion. Pericardial infiltration is the most frequent cardiac manifestation of ECD and is the one discussed in this article. We found that the majority of patients with pericardial infiltration […]

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Early Structural Deterioration of a Sutureless Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve

Abstract Sutureless bioprosthetic valves such as the Sorin Perceval S valve (SPV) have been used in patients with aortic stenosis that require surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). These prostheses have been marketed on the basis of their rapid implantation techniques with avoidance of sutures and reduced aortic cross-clamp times. We report a case of an […]

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Correlation Between the Cardio-Ankle Vascular Index and Renal Resistive Index in Patients With Essential Hypertension

Abstract Background Renal resistive index (RRI) is a parameter determined by Doppler sonography that reflects renal hemodynamics. Significant relationships connecting increases in the RRI with cardiovascular risk factors and the incidence of cardiovascular disease in hypertensive patients have been reported. This cross-sectional study aimed to clarify the relationship between cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI), a novel […]

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Incidence of Atrioventricular Block After Valve Replacement in Carcinoid Heart Disease

Incidence of Atrioventricular Block After Valve Replacement in Carcinoid Heart Disease Abstract Background Carcinoid heart disease (CaHD) is a rare condition that has a high impact on the morbidity and mortality of its patients. Once heart failure symptoms develop in the patient with CaHD, cardiac valve surgery is often the only effective treatment. Although atrioventricular […]

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Microsurgical breast reconstruction after severe burns

Abstract Breast deformity, in post-burn patients, is a common problem leading to lower self-esteem and reclusive behavior that impairs quality of life. The authors present the course of treatment of an 18-year-old immigrant girl who suffered second- to third-degree burns over approximately 20% of her total body surface area in her early childhood. The second- […]

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Spontaneous Hemopneumothorax: A Rare Cause of Unexplained Hemodynamic Instability in a Young Patient

Case Rep Pulmonol. 2020; 2020: 5026759. Published online 2020 Jan 23. doi: 10.1155/2020/5026759 PMCID: PMC7003253 PMID: 32047694 Abstract Spontaneous hemopneumothorax is a rare and potentially life-threatening disorder which complicates about 1-12% of patients presenting with spontaneous pneumothorax and has a remarkable predilection for male patients. It may present with signs of hypovolemic shock without apparent cause. […]

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Ventricular Tachycardia in an Infant Without Congenital Anomaly: A Case Report

Abstract Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a serious form of arrhythmia that can be life-threatening; that’s why diagnosis and treatment are very important in order to avoid serious complications. We are reporting this case of VT which is a rare entity, especially, in healthy infants. This infant, without cardiac pathology known from birth, presented with poor […]

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Umbilical Cord Knot

A 36-year-old woman (gravida 2, para 1) with a monochorionic, monoamniotic twin pregnancy was admitted to the hospital at 32 weeks of gestation for a planned cesarean section. The antenatal course had been unremarkable. Routine cardiotocography before the procedure showed severe variable decelerations of the fetal heart rate in one of the twins; the tracing […]

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Necrotizing Scleritis

A 73-year-old woman with a history of seropositive erosive rheumatoid arthritis presented to the emergency department with a 1-month history of pain in her right eye. Four years before presentation, she had stopped her immunosuppressive treatment and switched to homeopathic therapies. The visual acuity was 20/25 in the affected eye. Slit-lamp examination showed hyperemia, inflammation, […]

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