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Nevena Kalezić, Radoje Milosavljević, Ivan Paunović, Vladan Zivaljević, Aleksandar Diklić, Danica Matić, Branislava Ivanović, Vojislava Nesković
BACKGROUND/AIM: The incidence of difficult intubation (DI) is 1-10%, and DI leading to inability to intubate occurs in 0.04% of the population. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of DI in thyroid surgery and to assess possible correlation of difficult tracheal intubation with sex and primary diagnosis. METHODS: We studied 2000 consecutive patients (1705 females) scheduled for thyroid surgery who were assessed for DI prior to general anesthesia, with respect to primary disease diagnosis and sex...
May 2009: Vojnosanitetski Pregled. Military-medical and Pharmaceutical Review
Laura Strada, Carlo Gandolfo, Massimo Del Sette
We report a case of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) due to tyrotoxicosis in a patient with methylenetetrahydro-folate-reductase (MTHFR) gene polymorphism C677T, (genotype 677TT), in which discontinuation of intravenous heparin was followed by clinical and radiological worsening despite warfarin treatment. We discuss the relationship between CVT, MTHFR hyperthiroidism and anticoagulant therapy.
October 2008: Neurological Sciences
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