AMWA: Walk it Like I Talk it: Bridging Public Health Factors and Patient-Centered Care

Emily Peterson*, Sarah Zarwi*, Aimee Lombard*, Anmol Singh*, Sarah Norman*, ChancĂ©e Forestier* * American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine Case Abstract: This case serves as a foundation to study the intricate public health elements such as social reproduction, … Continue reading AMWA: Walk it Like I Talk it: Bridging Public Health Factors and Patient-Centered Care

Stroke in Dominant Hemisphere- A Silver Lining Through Neuropsychiatric Approaches of Therapy

Rafeef Khleif*, Faisal Khowaja*, Farzana Sumia*, Noor Alqaysi*, Shafaq Kirmani* * American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine In this clinical case, we are presenting a 78-year-old right-handed South Asian woman who was perfectly normal before? presenting with an acute-onset right side stroke, delirium, and becoming mute.  Neuroimaging showed a massive ischemic infarction extending over her left parietal, frontal,  temporal, insular cortex, and subcortical areas. She had no history of hypertension,  hyperlipidemia, or diabetes.  She was put on antiplatelet therapy and anti-cerebral edema measures.  It has been a month since the stroke. Although repeat MRIs continue to show poor … Continue reading Stroke in Dominant Hemisphere- A Silver Lining Through Neuropsychiatric Approaches of Therapy

Precipitation of diabetic ketoacidosis by COVID 19 infection in Type 1 diabetic individual due to possible insulin resistance

Joshua Tsai*, Noemi Jubaer* * American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine A young gentleman with known diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) under care of physician and compliant with insulin therapy developed Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) in the setting of an active asymptomatic SARS CoV-2 infection. These two conditions are not commonly discussed in synchronism; this case report works to expand on the sequence by which Diabetic Ketoacidosis may have been precipitated by an active SARS CoV-2 infection by exploring its effect on insulin sensitive cells with already established understanding of the tropism of SARS CoV-2 towards cells with ectoenzyme angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2). Continue reading Precipitation of diabetic ketoacidosis by COVID 19 infection in Type 1 diabetic individual due to possible insulin resistance

CIG: Poster Title: Nocturnal Death: A Case of Rhythmic Drama

Attul Sharma*, Rachel Quint*, Fares Salem*, Zohal Rahimi*, Premsai Bondalapati*, Akashpreet Riar* * American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine Introduction:             Sodium and potassium channels are the most critical players in the maintenance of homeostasis and function in … Continue reading CIG: Poster Title: Nocturnal Death: A Case of Rhythmic Drama

PSYCH: Mental Health as a Spectrum: Understanding the Impact of Psychological and Psychosocial Wellness in Transgender Populations

Donya Ahmadian*, Jessica Avila*, Trisha Patel*, Sogand Solgi*, Marcos Rocha** American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine A 22 year old transgender man was voluntarily admitted to an inpatient psychiatric unit on 05/04/21 due to increasing anxiety, depression, and … Continue reading PSYCH: Mental Health as a Spectrum: Understanding the Impact of Psychological and Psychosocial Wellness in Transgender Populations

Massive Abdominoscrotal Hydrocele with Close Proximity to Major Vessels: A Case Report

Morgan Sly*, Kiley Clark*, Emily Downing*, Amr Abdou*, Clay Martin MD* * American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine Abdominoscrotal hydrocele (ASH) is an uncommon and benign clinical finding in both the pediatric and adult populations. It is characterized by bilocular or multilocular sacs that extend from the scrotum, through the inguinal canal, and into the abdominal cavity. Approximately 0.17% of adult hydroceles are classified as abdominoscrotal hydroceles. Typically, surgical intervention is warranted for treatment. We are presenting the case of a 57-year-old male with a massive right sided abdominoscrotal hydrocele that underwent hydrocele sac drainage, rather than the … Continue reading Massive Abdominoscrotal Hydrocele with Close Proximity to Major Vessels: A Case Report

Managing Tibial Eminence Fractures with ACL Involvement in Skeletally Immature Children

Corey Steinman*, George Matar*, William Duggan*, Kyle Coombes*, Kristena Abdelmalak*, Jonathan Kwok* * American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine An 11-year-old boy presents to the clinic with a 3-hour history of right knee pain following a fall while skating. He suffered a twisting injury to his knee as his leg internally rotated during a trip and fall over a curb. Following the fall, his right knee became erythematous, swollen, and painful, limiting his range of motion and ability to walk. Physical examination of the right knee confirmed this, as he had difficulty ambulating on the right limb. Neurovascularly, … Continue reading Managing Tibial Eminence Fractures with ACL Involvement in Skeletally Immature Children

EMSIG: Sudden Change of Heart: A Case of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

Elise Collins*, Savannah Sadaiappen*, Ashley Green*, Meagan Josephs*, Marylynda Ogbudinkpa*, Napat Rangsipat* * American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine An 18 year-old African American female with no past medical history presented to the Emergency Department after being found … Continue reading EMSIG: Sudden Change of Heart: A Case of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

Covid swab leads to cancer diagnosis.

Melissa Pruski*, Joseph Rogers*, Ebru Nayci*, Ricardo Ramirez*, Sabina Shukurova* * American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine A 20-year-old obese female without significant past medical history presented to the emergency department complaining of 2-month history of unresolved headache, nasal congestion, bilateral otalgia, right being worse than left, and intermittent fevers. Patient was afebrile and vitals were normal at ED. Patient complains of a sore throat consistent with right-sided lymphadenopathy. Patient reports 20 lb unintentional weight loss within 2 months and denies any further symptoms. She has taken Tylenol, Mucinex, Zyrtec without relief. Patient was previously diagnosed with sinusitis … Continue reading Covid swab leads to cancer diagnosis.