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Abstract | November 13, 2020

Salvage Chemotherapy with Mini-CVD + Inotuzumab Ozogamicin in a Patient with Relapsed Extramedullary BCR-ABL Negative B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Isolated extramedullary ALL relapse is rare and represents a challenging clinical scenario as patients with extramedullary disease are often excluded from clinical trials and there is limited data regarding optimal treatment strategies. Inotuzumab ozogamicin is a targeted therapy approved for relapsed ALL, and two case reports suggest extramedullary disease may respond to inotuzumab alone.

Posted in: Medical Oncology11 Medicine & Medical Specialties21

Abstract | November 10, 2020

The Limited Use of Mycoplasma IgM Antibody Testing in a Rural Hospital

There have been multiple instances where antibiotics have been used in the treatment of Mycoplasma pneumoniae based solely on IgM antibody testing. Studies suggest PCR testing has a higher sensitivity and specificity for detecting mycoplasma although mixed results exist.

Posted in: Medicine & Medical Specialties21

Abstract | November 10, 2020

An Unusual Case of Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma of The Kidney: Primary vs. Metastasis? A Diagnostic Dilemma.

Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma (EMC) is a rare low-grade malignant biphasic tumour that typically arises from the salivary glands, representing less than 1% of salivary gland tumours. It predominantly affects the parotid gland with very few reported cases of distant metastasis.

Posted in: Medicine & Medical Specialties21

Abstract | November 10, 2020

An unusual cause of abdominal mass in a diabetic patient

An estimated 34 million people suffer from Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in the United States. Diabetes management includes lifestyle modifications, oral hypoglycemic agents or subcutaneous insulin injection. The most common reported skin complications with chronic subcutaneous insulin injection are lipoatrophy and ipohypertrophy.

Posted in: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism7 Medicine & Medical Specialties21

Abstract | November 10, 2020

Melanotic schwannoma of the spine with leptomeningeal involvement: Case Report.

Melanotic Schwannoma is a rare variant of melanin-producing nerve sheath tumors comprising less than 1% of all nerve sheath tumors. Nerve sheath tumors are generally benign, however 10% can have a malignant transformation. Nerve sheath tumors have an affinity for intradural extramedullary occurrence, however intramedullary tumors are extremely rare and are difficult to treat. There has been only 10 case reports published, so far.

Posted in: Medicine & Medical Specialties21

Abstract | November 10, 2020

Coronary Artery Kink: An Unusual cause of MI

Coronary artery kink is a variant of anomalous coronary arteries. These kinks are not related to vessel disease and are associated with coronary artery tortuosity (CAT) & Fibromuscular dysplasia. The prevalence of CAT is more common in females as compared to males.

Posted in: Medicine & Medical Specialties21

Abstract | November 10, 2020

Inpatient Dermatology Consultations for Suspected Skin Cancer: A Retrospective Review

Dermatologists are consulted in the inpatient setting to rule out possible skin cancer. This provides an opportunity to identify and treat cutaneous malignancy, often in patients who may not have sought outpatient dermatologic care.

Posted in: Medical Oncology11 Medicine & Medical Specialties21 Skin Cancer2

Abstract | November 10, 2020

Nintedanib Induced Colitis Treated Effectively with Budesonide

Nintedanib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, displays antifibrotic activity via blockade of three receptors (PDGFR, VEGFR, and FGFR). This drug was initially developed as an anti-tumor agent but was later recognized for its unique antifibrotic activity.

Posted in: Medicine & Medical Specialties21

Abstract | November 10, 2020

Evaluation of Telehealth in multiple aspects by patients and physicians

During the COVID-19 pandemic, most health care providers started to adopt the Telehealth model to comply with social distancing and minimize unnecessary exposure. This unprecedented transformation in medical practice poses great challenges to both physicians and patients.

Posted in: Medicine & Medical Specialties21

Abstract | November 10, 2020

Colorectal Cancer Masked by a Diverticulitis Abscess

In the United States, colorectal cancer is currently the third most common cause of cancer and also the third most common cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women combined. Major risk factors for colorectal cancer are inflammatory bowel disease, abdominal radiation, predisposing inherited syndromes (familial adenomatous polyposis, Lynch syndrome, etc.), and African American decent.

Posted in: Medicine & Medical Specialties21

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