The next time you feel stressed out, anxiety-driven or uneasy, close your eyes and picture yourself standing in a room of plants. Imagine the tall dark green kind that seem to outgrow every corner placed in, the sort with pretty flowers that bloom only during spring season and the simple types that respond nicely to… Continue reading Plant Therapy
Huntington’s disease is a rare neurodegenerative disorder that plagues families. The culprit responsible for Huntington’s is a trinucleotide (CAG) repeat expansion within the huntingtin (HTT) gene [ii]. A trinucleotide repeat expansion is when the machinery responsible for DNA replication slips while writing which leads to repetitive DNA sequences. If the machinery slips while its writing… Continue reading Huntington’s Disease – A Condensed Overview
By: Mirelle Alktaish, Jesse Lamb, Jamesetta Polahn, ,Ilana Nathan, Hawraa Beydoun, Arielle Preston This case discusses the findings of a 5-month-old Hispanic male, who initially presented with 5 days of fever, 3 days of diarrhea and rash, and 2 days of vomiting. He had been diagnosed with acute otitis media by his primary care physician… Continue reading PIG: The Heart of the Matter: Fever of Unknown Origin
By: Emily Millet, Heygaan Rajakumar, Jesse Lamb, Brad Trent, Akshata Gailot, Tiffany Golek A 51-year-old female presented with sinus pain to her dentist, who incidentally found the patient had a left-sided blocked maxillary sinus via a computed tomography scan. She was referred to an otolaryngologist. Patient had a chief concern of pressure and discomfort in… Continue reading SIG: Silent Sinus Syndrome
By C. Dixon, J. Benalcazar, K. Bourgeois, A. Cheng, N. Isic, J. Yelena Imele Itjoko 7-year-old African-American male brought to ED by his mother with peeling rash to face, axilla, and groin, onset one day. Mother reported abdominal pain, nausea, and three episodes of vomiting for two days prior, and decreased urine output from umbilical urostomy, which appeared in well-cared for condition. Patient afebrile on… Continue reading 7 Year Old Male’s Condition in Hot Water: Bacterial, or More Sinister Origin? A Burning Question.
By Namdarzadeh, B., Mouton, S., Ruban, A., Tadi, S., Vance, J., Baghdadi, O.Cardiology Interest Group, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Cupecoy, Sint Maarten Introduction:Aortitis is a general term to classify aortic wall inflammation. Aortitis can be divided into infectious and non-infectious with isolated cases of idiopathic aortitis. The most common causes of… Continue reading Master of Disguise: Atypical Presentation of Aortitis
By Latoya Alexia Bethell, Nelofer Jawadi, Andrea Davila, Sarah Alzaroui, Vernee Labega, Marylynda Ogbudinkpa A previously healthy 3-week-old girl presented to her pediatrician with lesions on her forehead and perianal region, with no fever or purulent drainage. Additionally, she developed a mild nasal congestion and irritability, but no further symptoms. After evaluation, the infant was… Continue reading Neonatal Rash, to Swab or Not to Swab
By Isabella A. Reichard Manrique, Dean Alessi, Dorothy Juliet Benonaih-Jumbo, Sarah Moore, Mabel Okoampah, Michael Davry A 60 year-old male with diabetes and HTN presents to the Emergency Department with progressively worsening right foot pain for the past three to four days. The patient is a heavy smoker; one pack of cigarettes per day for… Continue reading Treatment of necrotizing soft tissue in diabetics: The guillotine
Acute appendicitis coexisting with acute pyelonephritis causing diagnostic dilemma in a pediatric patient: a case report
Authors: Fadi Ali Jamaleddin Ahmad1, MPH., BS, Nukhba Syed1, BS, Meghan Mangal1, BS, Kirstie Venegas1, Emily Dill1, and Maryna Al-Fauri1, MD., PhD. Affiliation: American University of the Caribbean Medical School1 A 2 y/o F UTD on vaccinations with no past surgical history, hospitalizations, or family hx presents to the emergency department with her mother for… Continue reading Acute appendicitis coexisting with acute pyelonephritis causing diagnostic dilemma in a pediatric patient: a case report
Authors: Fadi Ali Jamaleddin Ahmad1, MPH., BS, Latoya Alexia Bethell1, MS., BS, William Hunt1, MDiv., BA, and Athena Andreadis1, MD. Affiliation: American University of the Caribbean Medical School1 Abstract: A 64-year-old male and long-term smoker with a history of COPD, chronic respiratory failure on continuous home oxygen at 4L nasal cannula for the past 6… Continue reading Case Study: Stage 4 Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma and Ethical Decision for Palliation Care
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