BMJ Case Rep 2019 Jul 26;12(7). Epub 2019 Jul 26.
Infectious Diseases, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta.
J Vasc Access 2021 Apr 7:11297298211005254. Epub 2021 Apr 7.
Anestesia e Rianimazione, Ospedale di Schiavonia, Azienda ULSS 6 Euganea, Padova, Italy.
Background: On February 21 2020, in Schiavonia Hospital occurred the first death by COVID-19 in Italy and since this date SARS-CoV-2 caused more than 100,000 deaths in our country. Our hospital was immediately closed and re-opened after 15 days as a reference Covid Hospital. Among services involved in a process of destruction and rebirth there was also the Vascular Access Team. Read More
Oxf Med Case Reports 2021 Feb 15;2021(2):omaa135. Epub 2021 Feb 15.
Clinical Department of General Internal Medicine, University Hospitals Leuven, Research Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Transplantation, Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders, KU Leuven, Herestraat 49, Leuven, Belgium.
In patients presenting with nasal septum perforation, the differential diagnosis between ANCA-associated vasculitis and cocaine-induced midline destruction (CIMD) can be challenging. We describe the case of a 28-year old man who presented with a nasal septum perforation. He admitted the use of cocaine and showed no other symptoms of systemic inflammation. Read More
J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 2020 12;79(12):1365-1369
Department of Neurosurgery.
Cocaine consumption is associated with a variety of clinical manifestations. Though cocaine intranasal inhalation always determines nasal mucosal damages, extensive septum perforations, and midline destructions-known as cocaine-induced midline destructive lesions (CIMDL)-affect only a limited fraction of patients. CIMDL is viewed as a cocaine-associated autoimmune phenomenon in which the presence of atypical anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) promotes and/or defines the disease phenotype. Read More
Clin Imaging 2020 Nov 2;67:198-206. Epub 2020 Aug 2.
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, United States of America.
Nuclear protein of the testis (NUT) carcinoma (NC) (formerly known as NUT midline carcinoma) is an aggressive pleomorphic squamous cell carcinoma with a dismal prognosis. Primary NC tumors are commonly located in the chest or head and neck regions. Imaging plays an indispensable role in the staging, management, treatment response assessment, and surveillance of NC. Read More
JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc 2020 Mar;58(223):192-194
Department of Critical Care Medicine, B & C Medical College Teaching Hospital & Research Center, Birtamode, Jhapa, Nepal.
Intradural spinal epidermoid cysts are rare, benign lesions either acquired from trauma, surgery, lumbar puncture or arise as congenital lesions, particularly associated with spinal dysraphism. Epidermoid cyst arising from the spine with expansile destruction of vertebrae has not been reported yet in the literature. We report a case of 36-years male presented with history of fall 8 years back with progressive symptoms of lower back pain, weakness of left lower limb and bladder/bowel incontinence. Read More