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Anita Annaházi, Ilona Polyák, Ferenc Nagy, Tibor Wittmann, Tamás Molnár
A 19-year-old man with a 1-year history of ulcerative colitis presented with fever, bloody diarrhea and severe dehidration. He was on po.48 mg methylprednisolon and 3 g mesalazine daily, and has recently finished taking chlarythromycin for Campylobacter jejuni infection. On physical examination, no abdominal tenderness was found, but surprisingly, extensive bilateral subcutaneous emphysema was detected in the supraclavicular regions. Laboratory tests proved anaemia, elevated white blood cell count, thrombocyte count and CRP levels...
July 2012: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Adriana Leico Oda, Ana Lúcia de Magalhães Leal Chiappetta, Marcelo Annes, Irene Queiroz Marchesan, Acary Souza Bulle Oliveira
Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, is a common problem following myasthenia gravis (MG) and may lead to aspiration of saliva, food or liquids. We herein present 22 MG patients, with complaint of dysphagia, evaluated by phonoaudiological evaluation, nasofibrolaryngoscopical analysis and manometry of upper esophageal sphincter. The main objective was to evaluate the phases of the swallowing process and anatomical and functional aspects of oropharyngeal musculature. The age of patients varied from 19 to 74 years; being 19 female and 3 male...
December 2002: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
P L Eberstadt, J J Coo, L Reyes Chavez, A Granados Ordoñez, G Quintela Salinas, F Calderón Martínez
In the present study total body water was determined in a group of cardiac patients, using titriated water. The study was performed in a service of internal medicine of an important hospital in Mexico City. Of the 30 patients originally evaluated, only 23 could be considered cardiacs; of these 47.83% had an excess of water, 39.13% had a normal amount and 13.04% were dehidrated. The patients belonged to both sexes and their ages were anywhere between 14 and 82 years. Very often, other aliments or conditions were present which had a bearing on the total body water...
January 1979: La Prensa Médica Mexicana
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