Publications by authors named "Anam M Elarabi"

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An unusual etiology of bilateral pulmonary nodules: Another challenge of hide and seek.

Respir Med Case Rep 2021 27;34:101482. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

Pulmonary Department, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar.

An elderly gentleman presented with bilateral pulmonary nodules found incidentally during the workup of acute pancreatitis. He did not have any respiratory or urogenital symptoms. A biopsy of the lung nodule revealed myxoid mesenchymal neoplasm of extraosseous origin. As the patient was asymptomatic, only the increased uptake in the penile shaft base on the whole-body PET-CT study yielded a diagnosis of primary penile chondrosarcoma after biopsy. A rare presentation of chondrosarcoma in an elderly gentleman highlighting the importance of obtaining a histopathological specimen, as the prognosis of metastatic diseases is widely variable.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rmcr.2021.101482DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8339337PMC
July 2021

COVID-19-Associated Bronchiectasis and Its Impact on Prognosis.

Cureus 2021 May 16;13(5):e15051. Epub 2021 May 16.

Internal Medicine Department, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, QAT.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which initially emerged in Wuhan, China, has rapidly swept around the world, causing grave morbidity and mortality. It manifests with several symptoms, on a spectrum from asymptomatic to severe illness and death. Many typical imaging features of this disease are described, such as bilateral multi-lobar ground-glass opacities (GGO) or consolidations with a predominantly peripheral distribution. COVID-19-associated bronchiectasis is an atypical finding, and it is not a commonly described sequel of the disease. Here, we present a previously healthy middle-aged man who developed progressive bronchiectasis evident on serial chest CT scans with superimposed bacterial infection following COVID-19 pneumonia. The patient's complicated hospital course of superimposed bacterial infection in the setting of presumed bronchiectasis secondary to COVID-19 is alleged to have contributed to his prolonged hospital stay, with difficulty in weaning off mechanical ventilation. Clinicians should have high suspicion and awareness of such a debilitating complication, as further follow-up and management might be warranted.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.15051DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8204208PMC
May 2021

Massive Pulmonary Embolism as the Initial Presentation of Acromegaly: Is Acromegaly a Hypercoagulable Condition?

Am J Case Rep 2018 Dec 29;19:1541-1545. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

Qatar University and Weill-Cornell College, Doha, Qatar.

BACKGROUND The clinical presentation in acromegaly is usually insidious, with headaches or visual disturbances being the most common symptoms. Previous studies have shown higher fibrinogen levels, lower protein C and S activity values, and enhanced platelet function in patients with acromegaly compared to a normal population. Nevertheless, the link between hypercoagulability and acromegaly is often overlooked and rarely reported in the literature. CASE REPORT We report a case of a young man with a massive pulmonary embolism as the initial presentation of acromegaly. Extensive workup excluded other causes of thrombophilia. Furthermore, the diagnosis of acromegaly was confirmed by the patient's clinical features as well as laboratory and radiological testing. A literature review on the link between hypercoagulability and acromegaly was performed. CONCLUSIONS This case report shed light on hypercoagulability as an under-recognized serious complication of acromegaly and paves the road for future studies on this topic.
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6322059PMC
December 2018
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