Medical Practice and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Med. Pract. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2596
  • DOI: 10.5897/MPR
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 44

Table of Content: February 2013; 4(2)

February 2013

Acute myelomonocytic leukemia presenting as CD4+/CD56+ blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm

Blastic dendritic plasmacytoid cell neoplasm is a rare aggressive tumor of plasmacytoid dendritic cells. We report a 38-year-old female with nodular skin lesions on both legs at presentation which on immunohistochemical staining were CD4+ and CD56+ responding to blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm. Five months later the bone marrow analysis showed infiltration with 80% blasts which on flowcytometry had the...

Author(s): Natasa Colovic, Ana Vidovic, Dragica Tomin, Maja Perunicic, Natasa Tosic and Milica Colovic

February 2013

A thrombus in the left anterior descending artery after the use of multiple alternative medicines

In the United States many patients turn to alternative medications. These substances are neither tested nor approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Knowledge of their side effect profile is lacking. Several of these substances are biologically active at very low concentrations and can therefore exert powerful physiologic effects. Lachesis mutus and Crotalus horridus are snake venoms that can...

Author(s): Sachin Kumar Amruthlal Jain, Brijesh Patel, Timothy Larsen, Patrick Alexander and Shukri David