Family-based treatment, the recommended treatment for adolescents and young adults with eating disorders, it is often not accessible for families. The aim of this case report is to describe outcomes of two patients treated virtually with an augmented team approach to provide preliminary evidence of feasibility and efficacy.
Doege Potter syndrome is a rare paraneoplastic clinical entity. A 31-year-old woman consulted with a right indurated malar mass and hypoglycemia. Blood test showed a non-insulin-mediated hypoglycemia. CT scan revealed a solid tumor from the right temporal region with liver metastasis. The histopathological diagnosis revealed a solitary fibrous tumor.
We report a case of P. yeei CAPD-peritonitis in a patient experiencing repeated episodes of peritonitis. P. yeei, an emerging opportunistic pathogen, takes advantage of specific virulence factors and peculiar circumstances. We discuss the exogenous or endogenous microbial source of the peritonitis and guidelines to decrease its occurrence.
Described is an atypical presentation of a rare condition. It highlights the importance of thorough algorithm of medical and family history, physical examination, appropriate investigations and perioperative workup and for surgery. This case raises the awareness that a lateral neck mass (or lateral ectopic thyroid mass) can be benign.
This report describes the case of a 53-year-old man with SARS-CoV-2 infection and occurrence of complete unilateral sensorineural hearing loss, adding new evidence to the association between COVID-19 and hearing loss. Whether this is the result of endothelial cell dysfunction in the cochlea or central auditory pathways remains unclear.
As the clinical course of COVID-19 infection in SCD patients is not clear, close monitoring is essential. We emphasize that RBC exchange should be offered early to avoid possible deterioration. We present a case of COVID-19 infection in a SCD patient causing severe hemolysis, that improved after RBC exchange.
The hybrid impression technique consists of an initial alginate impression that provides a pre-operative cast upon which a diagnostic wax-up and a silicone index impression are made. This work is digitized; thus, the altered final digital impression is limited to absolute minimum time, effort and ensures comfort for the patient.
Foreign bodies’ impact in paranasal sinuses are unusual clinical conditions and most often occur in the maxillary sinus. Odontogenic sources induce maxillary sinusitis in approximately 10 to 12% of cases. Iatrogenic dental manipulation is the most common cause of foreign bodies’ impaction in the maxillary sinus.
We report the case of an undiagnosed descending aortic aneurysm, combined with coarctation and persistent left brachiocephalic truncus in a 59-years old male. This case underscores the increased necessity for aortic imaging while facing a poorly controlled hypertension, erroneously considered as of essential origin.
Balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) is frequently utilized for selected high-risk patients who cannot be immediate candidates for transcatheter aortic valve replacement. We describe a case of high-risk retrograde BAV performed safely with a newly invented Inoue balloon with stable fixation and multistage inflation characteristics, without any rapid ventricular pacing requirements.
An Italian male with no link to China SARS-CoV-2 epidemic presented at Emergency Room with severe respiratory impairment. The RT-PCR on 20th February, 2020, nasopharyngeal swab revealed SARS-CoV-2 infection, confirmed with viral culture and sequencing. This was the first identified autochthonous SARS-CoV-2 transmission in Italy, that unveiled global pathogen diffusion.
Rash is frequently seen in patients with leukemia either as a sequence of thrombocytopenia, or as result of infection or allergic drug rash, however sometimes rash is pointing towards fatal complications of underlying drug therapy or underlying disease , not being aware of these alarming signs can have fatal consequences.