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Urgent Arthroplasty Interventions During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Operating Risks in Low-Prevalence Areas

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Hannah L Burton, Eleanor Burden, Andrew King, Al-Amin Kassam, Matthew J Hubble, Andrew D Toms,

Background and objective Orthopaedic services have reorganised their delivery of care in response to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic. In this study, we aimed to share our operating experience during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and analyse its effect on urgent hip and knee arthroplasty. Our ... Read more >>

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Salmonella Urinary Tract Infection and Bacteremia Following Non-Typhoidal Salmonella Gastroenteritis: An Unusual Presentation

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Areeba Altaf, Numra Tunio, Sameer Tunio, Meer R Zafar, Numra Bajwa,

Salmonella is primarily known to affect the gastrointestinal tract but can rarely cause infections at uncommon sites, such as the urinary tract. It is known that Salmonella can infect the urinary tract directly by blood, fecal contamination of urethra, urolithiasis, or secondary intraluminal ascending infection. Our patient is a 59-year-old female ... Read more >>

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Is There any Additional Benefit of Multiple Doses of Tocilizumab in COVID-19 Patients?

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Mohsin S Mughal, Ikwinder Kaur, Mili Kakadia, Chang Wang, Reem Alhashemi, Rafah Salloum, Anthony Ricca, Kenneth Granet,

Many patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have a hyperactive immune response (cytokine storm) which has been incriminated in multiorgan dysfunction (MOD). Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) are the key cytokines involved in mediating systemic inflammation and triggering endothelial dysfunction. To limit these effects, IL-6 receptor inhibitors (IL6ri) ... Read more >>

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SARS-CoV-2 Associated With Pneumothorax: A Case Report and Literature Review

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Islam Younes, Mahsa Mohammadian, Sherif Elkattawy, Zamir Singh, Michael L Brescia,

SARS-CoV-2 has created universal disarray since its outbreak in 2019. Emergent measures were taken worldwide to mitigate the morbid outcomes of the pandemic. Multiple organ systems have been shown to be negatively impacted secondary to the heightened inflammatory response to the novel virus. In this report, we focus on the ... Read more >>

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Use of a Simple Ultrasound Device to Identify the Optimal Area of Compression for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Paul A Olszynski, Rhonda Bryce, Qasim Hussain, Stephanie Dunn, Brandon Blondeau, Paul Atkinson, Robert Woods,

Background Despite automated defibrillation and compression-first resuscitation, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survival remains low. Resuscitation guidelines recommend that chest compressions should be done over the lower half of the sternum, but evidence indicates that this is often associated with outflow obstruction. Emerging studies suggest that compression directly over the left ventricle ... Read more >>

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Management Outcome in Simple and Complex Hydatid Cysts of Lung

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Pratikshya Thapaliya, Tanveer Ahmad, Ambreen Abid, Nazish Sikander, Misauq Mazcuri, Nadir Ali,

Introduction: Hydatid cyst (HC) of lung is a frequently encountered entity in Pakistan. The clinical and radiological manifestations of HC in lung depend on the integrity of the cyst. Patients may remain asymptomatic for years in cases of simple HC or may present with a wide variety of complications when it ... Read more >>

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Small Bowel Perforation as a Consequence of Strangulated Direct Inguinal Hernia

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Sherif Monib, Ahmed Hamad, Hany F Habashy,

Inguinal hernia is probably one of the most common surgical conditions, with strangulation accounting for a good number of acute surgical admissions. It has always been known that direct hernias are less likely to strangulate due to wide hernial defects in comparison to indirect hernia. For that reason, some surgeons ... Read more >>

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Incidence and Risk Factors of Wound Infection in Women Who Underwent Cesarean Section in 2014 at King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Roaa Gadeer, Nada Y Baatiah, Nourah Alageel, Mohammed Khaled,

Introduction Cesarean section (C/S) is considered one of the most commonly performed procedures among women. The maternal morbidity due to infection post-C/S reaches eight-fold higher than that of vaginal delivery. Our aim is to identify the incidence and risk factors of surgical site infection (SSI) among patients at King Abdul ... Read more >>

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Bone Allograft Prosthesis Composite to Revise a Failed Massive Allo-Prosthesis: Case Report and 10 Years of Follow-Up

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Manuel R Medellin, Alejandro Abiad, Vanessa Salinas, Luis Carlos Gomez-Mier, Camilo Soto Montoya,

An 18-year-old male patient with a high-grade osteosarcoma was initially treated with resection and reconstruction using an osteochondral allograft. The allograft collapsed after five years, and thus a revision with a constrained knee prosthesis was performed. After one year, the implant failed due to a fracture, requiring another revision with ... Read more >>

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Neuroendoscopic Approach of a Massive Bilateral Chronic Subdural Hematoma in a Child Using a Single Burr Hole

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Leopoldo Mandic Ferreira Furtado, José Aloysio Da Costa Val Filho, Camila Moura de Sousa, François Dantas, Júlia da Silva Costa,

There are several treatment modalities for the management of subdural fluid collection in infants, such as fontanelle puncture and drainage, burr hole irrigation, and subduroperitoneal shunt. This report describes the case of a girl born with congenital neurological impairment due to severe injury of the brain with unknown etiology. At ... Read more >>

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Spontaneous Tumor Lysis Syndrome in an Adenocarcinoma of Unknown Origin

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Joshua A Kalter, Jamie Allen, Yuchen Yang, Tyler Willing, Elizabeth Evans,

Spontaneous tumor lysis syndrome (STLS) is a rare oncologic emergency caused by massive cancer cell lysis or necrosis without a precipitating factor. Although tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is most commonly associated with hematologic malignancies, a small number of cases in solid tumor malignancies have been reported. We present a case of ... Read more >>

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Gallstone Ileus: Uncommon Presentation Followed by Less Common Spontaneous Resolution

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Nicholas Hobbs, Mohammed Barghash, Paul A Peters, Moustafa Mansour,

Gallstone ileus is a rare but significant cause of bowel obstruction. An 82-year-old female was admitted to the hospital with abdominal pain and was initially treated for a possible urinary tract infection. Following a surgical review and based on history, clinical examination as well as radiological findings, a diagnosis of ... Read more >>

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The Effect of Male Physicians’ Outfits on the General Population's Perception in Saudi Arabia

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Ahmed Basheikh, Murad A Yasawy, Bashair M Magadmi, Yaroub Alganass, Almoutaz Hashim, Mazen Basheikh, Mohammed Basheikh,

Overview Successful medical care depends on the trust developed between a physician and his patient. Professionally dressed doctors are likely to achieve a higher level of trust from their patients than those with a non-professional appearance.For many years, the physician’s famous white coat has been the standard professional wear around ... Read more >>

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Native Mitral Valve Infective Endocarditis From Flossing: A Case Report and Emergency Department Management

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Rachel E Bridwell, Neil P Larson, Sara Birdsong, Brit Long, Sarah Goss,

Infective endocarditis (IE) is a rare, elusive disease, carrying a 10%-30% mortality. Requiring a high index of suspicion, IE affects damaged native valves and prosthetic valves. While there are a number of inherent risk factors that predispose patients to IE, dental work in the preceding six weeks is often a ... Read more >>

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Idiopathic Left Subclavian Artery Dissection

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Samantha Williams, Ana Pagan Jaramillo, Marie-Louise Posch, Sean-Patrick A Prince, Leonard Hamera,

We present a case of a 65-year-old male admitted for a small bowel obstruction who was incidentally found to have a left subclavian artery dissection on computed tomography angiogram (CTA) of the aorta. Non-traumatic subclavian artery dissection (SAD) is rare and only a few cases have been published in the ... Read more >>

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Quality Improvement Focused Morbidity and Mortality Rounds: An Integrative Review

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Kayla P Churchill, Justin Murphy, Nick Smith,

Morbidity and mortality conference (MMC) is a century-old tradition in medicine that was initially primarily focused on the review of surgical outcomes and errors. In recent years, the value of MMC in quality improvement (QI) and patient safety initiatives has been realized and incorporated into the MMCs of some disciplines ... Read more >>

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Beneficial Effects of Amnion-Chorion Stem Cell Grafting in the Long Term Management of Nonuremic Calciphylaxis Wounds

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Theja Bhamidipati, Huy L Doan, Nariman Hossein-Javaheri, Hao T Tang, Mohsin Soliman,

Calciphylaxis is a poorly understood disease with high morbidity and mortality. The current primary literature on treatment is lacking; however, disease management often involves a multifaceted approach with a primary focus on consistent wound care. This report describes a case outlining the long-term management of nonuremic calciphylaxis wounds in a ... Read more >>

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Delayed Hemolytic Transfusion Reaction in a Sickle Cell Disease Patient: A Case Report

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Mohammed Saleh, Vishnu Priya Mallipeddi, Ahmed Ali,

Alloimmunization has been reported in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). Delayed hemolytic transfusion reaction (DHTR) is one of the complications of alloimmunization. DHTR is of particular clinical significance in this patient population as it may pose a diagnostic and management challenge to most healthcare providers. Symptoms of DHTR are often misinterpreted ... Read more >>

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Rectus Sheath Hematoma: A Rare Surgical Emergency

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Kyle Drinnon, Sean S Simpson, Yana Puckett, Catherine A Ronaghan, Robyn E Richmond,

A rectus sheath hematoma (RSH) is a rare medical condition that consists of blood accumulating in the rectus abdominis muscle sheath. RSH is most frequently due to a hemorrhage from the superior or inferior epigastric artery. RSH has many specific risk factors, such as anticoagulant use. As the use of ... Read more >>

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Bilateral Hydronephrosis From Retroperitoneal Fibrosis

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Radhika Sheth, Devin Malik,

Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is a rare condition characterized by fibroinflammatory tissue infiltrating and compressing retroperitoneal structures. While mostly idiopathic (idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis or IRF), RPF is frequently associated with certain drugs, infections, and malignancies. It is thought to be immune-mediated because of response to steroids and RPF is commonly seen ... Read more >>

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Are Safe Sleep Practice Recommendations For Infants Being Applied Among Caregivers?

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Turki S Alahmadi, Mrouge Sobaihi, Maysaa A Banjari, Kholoud Mohammed A Bakheet, Sara Ali Modan Alghamdi, Adel S Alharbi,

Background Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is defined as the sudden unexpected death of an infant, even after investigations and autopsy. SIDS is related to many factors, such as the baby’s position and objects in the crib. Adherence to safe sleep recommendations in Saudi Arabia is unclear. This study aims to assess ... Read more >>

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Effectiveness of Granisetron in Prevention of Hypotension Following Spinal Anaesthesia in Patients Undergoing Elective Caesarean Section

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Abhishek Chatterjee, Bhanu Gudiwada, Pratap Rudra Mahanty, Himanshu Kumar, Deb Sanjay Nag, Pradip Kumar Ganguly, Rajiv Shukla,

Background and aim: Spinal anesthesia is the most common type of anesthesia administered for caesarean section and it is frequently associated with hypotension. When post-spinal hypotension is accompanied with bradycardia, the condition may become more complicated. Numerous pharmacological agents have therefore been tried for prevention of hypotension and 5HT3 antagonists are ... Read more >>

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Coluber Constrictor Bite to the Eye: A Novel Case Report of a Wild Snake Bite to the Eye in North America and Review of Literature

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Sarah Madison Duff, Andrew Bowman, Charles Richard Blake,

Snake bites involving the eye are an uncommon cause of ocular trauma; herein, we present one of the few known instances of a snake bite directly to the globe, specifically by the way of a Coluber constrictor, also known as the “Black Racer.” In this case report, we describe a ... Read more >>

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A Practical Method for QTc Interval Measurement

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Nestor R De Oliveira Neto, William Santos De Oliveira, Guilherme D Campos Pinto, Eric Santos R De Oliveira, Maria das Neves D Da Silveira Barros,

Objective The various formulae used for QT correction by heart rate (HR) require the execution of operations with the aid of calculators or applications. This study aimed to evaluate the performance of a simple rule for QTc estimation, comparing the measurements obtained with those provided by the commonly used equations ... Read more >>

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COVID-19 and Obstetrical Care: Coping With New Stress

Alexander Muacevic, John R Adler, Ritu Sharma, Shikha Seth, Hariom K Solanki, Neha Mishra, Anurag Srivastava, Kiran Jakhar,

Objective Our study aimed to assess the mental health outcomes and coping strategies among healthcare workers (HCWs) in an already over-burdened maternity ward and labour room during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Methods This cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted using Google Forms (Google LLC, Mountain View, CA), which included demographic characteristics, perceived ... Read more >>

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