Articles in Press

December 2017

Volume 1 Issue 1

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Case Report

Cytomegalovirus Infection-Associated Toxic Megacolon in a Malnourished Patient with Chronic Alcohol Abuse

Toshiyuki Kobayashi*, Takenori Hibino, Kanami Waki, Masami Inase, Atsushi Kusaba, Hiroshi Tadokoro

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection usually occurs in immunocompromised patients, such as solid organ or hematopoietic cell transplant recipients, HIV-infected patients, and those treated with immunomodulating drugs. Toxic megacolon is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication of CMV colitis. We report a CMV colitis occurred in a 58-year-old male with chronic alcohol abuse and malnutrition. He had no findings suggestive of immunodeficiency.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PDF  |  FullText

 

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Case Report

Exaggerated Insect Bite Reaction in Patients with Hematologic Malignancies

Rahil Dharia, BS, Darius Mehregan, MD*

Exaggerated insect bite reactions are characteristic in patients with hematologic malignancies, mainly chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The pathogenesis is unclear and the skin lesions may either precede or appear after the diagnosis of a hematologic malignancy. We report 4 cases of exaggerated insect bite reactions in the setting of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and large B cell lymphoma and discuss the phenomenon in these cases.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PDF FullText

 

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Book Review

A Book Review The Story Behind the Story As told by Elroy Begay, Medicine Man of Bamboo Springs, Arizona

Thomas R. McCormick*

The Story Behind the Story is an unusual book, growing out of a unique partnership between Elroy Begay, a medicine man in Bamboo Springs, Arizona and Valerie Albrecht, a writer from Australia. Her first books, Search for Mother (Inkwell Prod.AZ 2010) and Mother Journaling (Balboa Press/Hay House US 2014) explored the idea of ‘mother’ in the generic sense of ‘that which nurtures’ and led to her creating an accredited Natural Therapies Course in Birthing with the Australian College of Midwifery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PDF FullText

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Book Review

Conservative Management of Chylous Ascites after Elective Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

Sven Ross Mathisen MD, Ph.D*, Thomas Larzon, MD

Chylous ascites occurs rarely after elective open surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). The aim of this case report is to present a rare case of Chylous Ascites that was successfully treated conservatively. Reported cases are rare in the literature. An exception is an investigation team that found 22 published cases in a literature review in 1993 in addition to their own five cases. Small lymphatic vessels are severed while dissecting into and around the proximal abdominal aortic aneurysm neck.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PDF FullText

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Case Report

Morgagni Hernia; the Advantages and Disadvantages of Laparoscopy

Sarmil Safranek*, Ondrej Bruha, Jakub Sebek

Morgagni hernia is a rare (less then 2% of all diaphragmatic hernias) congenital defect of the sternal part of the diaphragm and frequently presents on the right side of the midline. The currently recommended treatment for asymptomatic Morgagni hernia is the laparoscopic approach. We present two case reports of elective laparoscopy surgery of Morgagni hernia from our department of general surgery.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PDF FullText