Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a neoplatic disease Pathophysiology 1) chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a neoplastic disorder with clonal proliferation of lymphocytes 2) 95% of cases are B cell in origin 3) primary site of involvement is the bone marrow (eventually bone marrow becomes completely replaced) with release into bloodstream of neoplastic lymphocytes 4) spleen, liver, and lymph nodes may become enlarged 5) 10 % of patients convert to prolymphocytic leukemia (most with more aggressive course) 6) 5% of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia convert to Richter’s syndrome Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Lymph...
Source: Inside Surgery - November 18, 2013 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Oncology chronic lymphocytic leukemia CLL prolymphocytic Richter's smudge cell Source Type: blogs
Seeing Her For the First Time Again Youtube Guy – No Crackers!!
Seeing her for the first time again Youtube guy Jason Mortensen was filmed by his wife Candace in a video that was posted showing him groggily hitting on his wife, whom he did not recognize as he was emerging from general anesthesia. Jason, who had undergone hernia surgery at American Fork Hospital in Utah, is shown lying almost supine and slurring his words and slowly moving his arms as he groggily awakes from anesthesia. He is confused that he does not recognize his wife of six years sitting next to him and forgets that he is even married when he queries who the “stranger” is. While an amusing and charming t...
Source: Inside Surgery - September 12, 2013 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Anesthesia Musings again American Fork Hospital Candace hitting on wife Jason Mortenson youtube Source Type: blogs
Cryptococcus gattii Causing New Deadly Fungal Infection
Cryptococcus gattii is a deadly fungal infection that has now been found in several states outside of the Pacific Northwest in a development that is perplexing to infectious disease physicians and public health officials. Unlike the more common Cryptococcus neoformans which infects mostly immunocompromised patients, C. gattii, while still very rare, can infect and kill the young and healthy, including a recent case of a healthy 18 year old woman in Georgia. The fungus causes severe brain and lung infections. Julie Harris, MD, of the CDC comments in the article. Unencapsulated (left) and encapsulated forms of C. gattii &nbs...
Source: Inside Surgery - September 11, 2013 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Infectious Disease Medical News Wire brain infection CDC Cryptococcus fungal infection gatti Julie Harris lung infection neoformans Source Type: blogs
Zebrafish Research May Hold Cure for Seizure Disorder
Zebra fish may hold cure for seizure disorder according to a research study published by scientists at University of California, San Francisco. Adult female zebrafish Dr. Scott Baraban lead a team that tested 320 already approved drugs in zebrafish embryos that have the same genetic defect that causes Dravet syndrome, an condition of intractable seizures in infants. The researchers found that the antihistamine clemizole stopped the seizures within 10 minutes after the zebrafish were exposed to it. The post Zebrafish Research May Hold Cure for Seizure Disorder appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - September 4, 2013 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Medical News Wire Neurology clemizole Dravet syndrome Scott Baraben seizures UCSF Source Type: blogs
Harmful United States Food Ingredients Banned Elsewhere
Harmful United States food ingredients that are banned elsewhere is a topic covered today on Philly.com. The post Harmful United States Food Ingredients Banned Elsewhere appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - August 18, 2013 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Medical News Wire Nutrition banned food ingredients harmful Source Type: blogs
An Interview with Noted Pancreas Surgeon Dr. Charles J. Yeo
Recently, InsideSurgery had a chance to speak with Dr. Charles J. Yeo about his career as a top Whipple and pancreas surgeon and his ongoing role as a surgical leader and educator. As the Samuel D. Gross Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Department of Surgery, you welcomed your second intern class to Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania last month. What one piece advice do you have for your new trainees? One piece of advice….that’s tough! Several pieces of advice….enjoy the challenges and experiences of internship; read and increase your knowledge base outside of that 80 hours; practice kno...
Source: Inside Surgery - August 12, 2013 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Interviews Source Type: blogs
Rectus Sheath Hematoma
Rectus sheath hematoma is a not uncommon condition caused by iatrogenic injury during laparoscopic injury or seen in the setting of anticoagulation, especially in an older patient. The bleeding has been described as both venous and arterial in origin. Rectus sheath hematoma (arrow) Rectus sheath hematoma symptoms can mimic intra-abdominal pathology. Abdominal pain and tenderness (worsened with abdominal wall contraction) is almost always the initial complaint and finding and CT scan facilitates correct diagnosis. The most typical location of rectus sheath hematoma is in the lower abdomen, below the semicircular line...
Source: Inside Surgery - July 27, 2013 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Gallbladder Surgery Trauma Surgery abdominal wall bleeding epigastric rectus hematoma Source Type: blogs
Robert Ferrante, MD Charged in Cyanide Death of Wife Autumn Klein
Robert Ferrante, MD, has been arrested in the cyanide poisoning death of his wife Dr. Autumn Klein. Klein was a prominent neurologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The post Robert Ferrante, MD Charged in Cyanide Death of Wife Autumn Klein appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - July 26, 2013 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Medical News Wire Neurology Autumn Klein cyanide Pittsburgh doctor poisoning Robert Ferrante Source Type: blogs
Acute Intermittent Porphyria
Acute intermittent porphyria is a disease marked by an enzyme deficiency Pathophysiology of acute intermittent porphyria The post Acute Intermittent Porphyria appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - July 20, 2013 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Hematology Source Type: blogs
Buffett Fortune Drained by Hospital
Buffett fortune amassed over the years by investors Donald and Mildred Othmer has been drained by the hospital that received it as a bequest. The couple, who purchased shares of the legendary Berkshire Hathaway, donated $135 million to Long Island College Hospital upon their death. The hospital was to spend only the income from the endowment but over the years raided the fund to use for general operating expenses. Now, the owners of the hospital are trying to close the hospital and nearly all of the money is gone. Warren Buffett is said to be outraged. The post Buffett Fortune Drained by Hospital appeared first on InsideSu...
Source: Inside Surgery - July 20, 2013 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Medical News Wire donald othmer fortune Long Island Hospital raided warren buffett Source Type: blogs
Trachea Transplant Patient Dies
Trachea transplant patient Hannah Warren has died. The two year old was a patient at and Illinois children’s hospital and received the implant after she was born without a trachea. A trachea fashioned in part from stem cells was implanted by regenerative medicine specialist Dr. Paolo Macchiarini of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. The post Trachea Transplant Patient Dies appeared first on InsideSurgery Medical Information Blog. (Source: Inside Surgery)
Source: Inside Surgery - July 9, 2013 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Medical News Wire Hannah Warren Paolo Macchiarini trachea transplant Source Type: blogs
Randy Travis Viral Cardiomyopathy
Randy Travis has been admitted into the hospital with viral cardiomyopathy and is listed in critical condition. Viral cardiomyopathy is a condition caused by a virus infecting the heart muscle, causing dysfunction in the pumping mechanism of the heart chambers. It can cause fluid buildup in the lungs, brain, and peripheral tissues that manifests as shortness of breath, difficulty oxygenating, confusion, and edema of the skin and extremities. The condition can be caused by at least 20 different viruses and does not always spontaneously reverse with treatment. The post Randy Travis Viral Cardiomyopathy appeared first on Ins...
Source: Inside Surgery - July 9, 2013 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Medical News Wire cardiomyopathy heart failure randy travis viral cardiomyopathy virus Source Type: blogs
Teresa Heinz Kerry Transferred to MGH
Teresa Heinz Kerry has been transferred from the small hospital on Nantucket to Massachusetts General Hospital in the Beacon Hill Section of Boston according to news reports. Massachusetts General Hospital Kerry apparently suffered what is being described as seizure-like symptoms at her home on Sunday and was admitted in critical condition. Her status is now listed as fair condition while undergoing further tests and evaluation New onset seizures in a 74 year old woman is always worrisome for a brain tumor, either of primary origin such as an astrocytoma or of metastatic origin from a tumor known to show metastases to the ...
Source: Inside Surgery - July 8, 2013 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Medical News Wire mass general Massachusetts General Hospital MGH seizure teresa heinz kerry Source Type: blogs
Teresa Heinz Kerry Hospitalized
Teresa Heinz Kerry hospitalized in stable but critical condition according to news reports. While we are not participating in her care, this report is worrisome as Ms. Kerry has not been reported to be in ill health. Kerry, who is married to Secretary of State John Kerry, could be suffering from one of a number of conditions common to women of her age (74), including myocardial infarction (MI or heart attack) and stroke. She is likely in the operating room, cardiac cath lab, or ICU if she is rated as being in critical condition. Of interest is that if she had either an MI or stroke there are now protocols for percutaneous ...
Source: Inside Surgery - July 7, 2013 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Medical News Wire critical condition hospitalized john kerry nantucket teresa heinz kerry Source Type: blogs
Face Transplant Patient Richard Norris Documentary
Face transplant patient Richard Norris will be the subject of a documentary airing on NBC this Friday at 10 P.M. Eastern time. Richard Norris after his face transplant This editor recently met and spoke with Mr. Norris during part of the filming of the documentary at 100,000 Angels gathering of his medical flight team Mercy Medical Airlift. His outcome and progress after his surgery was truly astonishing to this former transplant surgeon. Mr. Norris’s full face transplant at the University of Maryland included the donor’s tongue. He is able to speak with only a slight slurring and his able to taste and smell. T...
Source: Inside Surgery - June 26, 2013 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Medical News Wire face NBC documentary Richard Norris transplant Source Type: blogs