Analysis of Transmission Rates in Asymptomatic COVID-19 Patients in a Community Hospital Setting
Casey A. Hughes, Thomas Boeding, Sanjay Desai, Katherine Westbrook, Constance Christian, Akash Patel, Ti Hoang and Raul Magadia
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 29, 2020
This study was conducted at the Regional Medical Center, a community hospital in Anniston, AL. We examined the outcomes of healthcare workers that were in contact with two patients that were asymptomatic during their stay, but were subsequently found to be positive upon discharge. The results of this study provide a better understanding of the risks of SARS-CoV-2 spread in asymptomatic patients with a focus on transmission to healthcare workers. The RMC Human Resources Department released a list...
Congenital Methemoglobinemia with Multiple Limb Anomalies in an 11-Year-Old Boy
Sheetal Agarwal, MD, Dhirendra Singh, MD, Ankur Agarwal, MS, Ridhima Sharma, MD and Savitri Singh, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 21, 2020
An adolescent male presenting with multiple congenital limb defects planned for corrective surgery was incidentally detected to have low oxygen saturation on room air at rest. The child was not on any medication. After a pediatric cardiologist opinion a 2D Echocardiography and ECG were done which turned out to be normal. Proper history, detailed examination and simple bedside test carried out by the pediatricians proposed the possibility of methemoglobinemia. Since the child was not on any medic...
Knowing When Not to Operate: Extravasation-Induced Necrosis in the Neonate
Maxim Geeroms, MD, Fabrice Rogge, MD, Rani Kronenberger, Bob De Frene, MD, Daan De Cock, MD, Luc Cornette, MD and Bob Casaer, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 09, 2020
Extravasation of infusion fluids is a frequent complication in the neonatal patient population. The authors report the case of a newborn infant who had a necrotic soft tissue lesion due to extravasation in the lower arm, and discuss the therapeutic options from a surgical point of view. Extravasation is the accidental leakage of infusion fluids in the subcutaneous tissues. Intravenous therapy can be required for a long period of time in premature infants and the intravenous access is hard to ach...
Mesothelial Cells in Lymph Nodes Associated with Massive Pericardial and Bilateral Pleural Effusion, a Diagnostic Dilemma: Report of a Case
Mohammadali Boroumand, MD, Mina Ghorbanpour Landy, MD and Narges Shahbazi, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 07, 2020
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare neoplasm that mostly occurs in elderly men. Recurrent unilateral pleural effusion is the most typical presentation and it is very rare to find extra-thoracic lymphadenopathy before the primary tumor, even in advanced cases. Herein, we report a challenging case of a young man presenting with unresolved fever, sore throat, and dysphagia associated with massive pleural effusion, cardiac tamponade, and multiple cervical lymphadenopathy with mesothelial cells ...