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Do Not Resuscitate Tattoos

A recent New England Journal of Medicine letter gained national attention by describing an emergency room visit by a patient with a tattoo on his chest, “Do Not Resuscitate.” The article told how the emergency room physicians, who had not encountered this issue before, contacted their medical ethics specialists to make sure they were complying with their […]

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Oxygen Therapy in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis

  Oxygen therapy is frequently used for patients with acute myocardial infarction. The aim of this study is to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the outcomes of oxygen therapy versus no oxygen therapy in post–acute myocardial infarction settings. Methods A systematic search of electronic databases was conducted for randomized studies, which reported […]

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Severe Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis in a Young Adult

  Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is a rare lung disorder characterized by abnormal accumulation of surfactant within alveoli. Clinical presentation is nonspecific, but associated with characteristic radiologic findings and unique management options. We highlight a case of severe pulmonary alveolar proteinosis requiring total lung lavage in a young healthy man. Case Report A 37-year-old man with […]

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Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm in a Professional Body Builder

A 71-year-old man with a history of Parkinson’s disease experienced a sudden decline in function, with multiple falls over 2 weeks. He had previously been able to ambulate independently but had become chair-bound over this period. Forty-eight hours into admission he was noted to be spiking fevers of 38°C-39°C daily, without chills or rigors. There […]

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A Simple Community-Based Risk-Prediction Score for Sudden Cardiac Death

Although sudden cardiac death is a leading cause of death in the United States, most victims of sudden cardiac death are not identified as at risk prior to death. We sought to derive and validate a population-based risk score that predicts sudden cardiac death. Methods The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study recorded clinical measures […]

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