Acute liver failure precipitated by acute Budd–Chiari syndrome and complete portal vein thrombosisYuji Suzuki MD, PhD; Akiko Suzuki MD, PhD; Keisuke Kakisaka MD, PhD; Yasuhiro Takikawa MD, PhDDivision of Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Iwate Medical University School of Medicine, Yahaba-cho, Iwate, Japan
A phytobezoar occurring in the stomach is uncommon. The most frequent symptoms are dyspepsia, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. It is an important differential to remember in those patients with risk factors for developing phytobezoars, as phytobezoars can be managed conservatively in most cases.
Botulinum toxin is widely used in the treatment of temporomandibular disorder symptoms even though consensus on this treatment modality has not yet been reached. Outcome assessment methods described herein could serve as a novel scientific method for the reliable evaluation of the effectiveness of botulinum toxin in further investigations.
We herein report an exceedingly rare case of Evans syndrome with associated tubercular pleural effusion. The patient was initially treated as autoimmune hemolytic anemia. However, the development of thrombocytopenia led to the subsequent diagnosis of Evans syndrome. The co-existence of tuberculosis resulted in additional difficulty during treatment with immunosuppressive medications.
We present hereby the case of a 75-year-old woman with a degenerated mitral bioprosthesis and severely reduced left ventricular ejection fraction who underwent a successful trans-septal mitral valve-in-valve (TMViV) replacement using a 29mm Edwards Sapien S3 transcatheter heart valve. We also performed a literature review.
In case of decompensated heart failure related to chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy, ivabradine administration could lead to favorable hemodynamics via the increase of stroke volume with reducing sinus heart rate. Assessment of the overlap between the E- and A-waves facilitates understanding the effects of ivabradine in such cases.
We report mild COVID-19 manifestation in high-risk patient with sufficient plasma 25-OH-Vitamin D3 level. Given the global pandemic of vitamin D deficiency, as well as its likely beneficial effects during SARS-CoV-2 infection, report highlights importance of routine 25-OH-Vitamin D3 measurement, either for clinical course prediction or deciding on supplementation.
Emphysematous cholecystitis is caused by gas-forming micro-organisms, primarily in patients with immunosuppression and diabetes mellitus. It leads to a signature radiological finding with air in gall bladder wall as described in this report. Clinicians should be aware of this critical differential diagnosis.
We present a case of a young woman with a mangled leg, that could be salvaged with a combination of negative pressure wound therapy, Matriderm® augmented split-skin grafting, and maggot biodebridement. The aim of this case report is to outline alternative treatment options in severe soft tissue injuries.
A 14-year-old boy presented to our Emergency Department complaining of fever, and abdominal pain. An abdominal computed tomography showed a large abscess of the spleen. Percutaneous aspiration of the lesion was performed. Splenectomy was performed 38 days after percutaneous aspiration because of the abscess's considerable size.
Snake bite is a common and very important issue threatening health worldwide. Patients who develop hemorrhagic or non-hemorrhagic blisters following snakebite, in addition to anti-venom, need broad-spectrum antibiotics and sometimes emergency surgical procedures and hospitalization to prevent serious complications such as necrotizing fasciitis, compartment syndrome.
Early improvement of smile esthetic is critical in patients with severely malformed front teeth particularly when it affects the patient's confidence. As illustrated in this report, correction of midline by moving a fused central incisor across the midpalatal suture was successfully performed to make an acceptable esthetic smile.
A 61-year-old female with 50000 ventricular premature contractions and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction of 35% referred to our center. Although the origin was considered to be originated from the junction between the left and right coronary cusp, a single radiofrequency application above the aortic sinus cusp could eliminate it.
Lymphangiomas of the tongue are very rare tumors usually diagnosed in infancy and early childhood. Children with Lymphangiomas of the tongue may require multidisciplinary care and a close collaboration between physician and dentist to be able to eradicate any sources of dental infections before undertaking medical treatment.