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The Novel Use of Endoscopy via a Cervical Oesophago-Cutaneous Fistula for Removal of a Dislodged Stent in a Case of Boerhaave’s Syndrome

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.155
Pages: 
185-6

 

The Editor,

 Sir,

A 41-year-old African American male presented to the emergency room with chest and abdominal pain associated with dyspnoea following multiple episodes of emesis. Assessment and imaging revealed proximal and distal oesophageal perforations. The patient was emergently taken to the operating room where a diverting fistula of the cervical oesophagus was created through the neck. 

Accepted: 
30 Jun, 2014
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e-Published: 22 Jun, 2016

Obstructive Lung Disease in Acute Medical Patients

Issue: 
Pages: 
7–13
Synopsis: 
The prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in acute hospital admissions is 20.9% with 11.7% of admissions having chronic symptoms with normal spirometry. There was significant co-morbidity with vascular disease.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To determine the proportion of adult medical patients who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), using the Global initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease guidelines (GOLD), and its relation to vascular disease.

Methods: This is a prospective cross-sectional study of adult patients admitted to acute medical wards. Interviewer administered questionnaire, anthropometric and spirometric measurements were done.

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e-Published: 05 Jul, 2013
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