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(A) Inferior vena cava-right atrium thrombus. (B) Right atrium thrombus. (C) Right atrium thrombus.

An Oscillating Thrombus Inside the Inferior Vena Cava

Thrombosis of the inferior vena cava is an under-recognized entity that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality.1 It is estimated that 2.6%-4% of patients with deep vein thrombosis of the lower extremities have inferior vena cava thrombosis. The most common cause of inferior vena cava thrombosis is the presence of an unretrieved inferior vena cava […]

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Progressive Dysphonia: Ortner Syndrome

A 68-year-old woman with known idiopathic heart failure and severe reduced ejection fraction was admitted for aggravation of dyspnea and recurrent dysphonia over the past 6 months, progressing to constant hoarseness. Vitals signs were normal. Laboratory tests showed normal hemoglobin and white blood cell count, increased levels of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP; 10574 pg/mL), […]

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Swelling at the periorbital area (A). Extraocular muscle swelling (arrow head) in computed tomography (CT) (B). Positron emission tomography (PET) showed increased 18-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake (arrow head) at orbital (C) and hilar area (D).

Swollen Extraocular Muscle and Tingling Extremities

A 55-year-old man with a 3-month history of numbness and tingling in his extremities presented at a hospital. After obtaining a diagnosis of seronegative arthritis, the patient underwent immunosuppressive therapy with prednisone (5 mg/day) and salazosulfapyridine (100 mg/day). However, the symptoms did not improve, and he later experienced double vision. After 10 days, the patient […]

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(A and B) Renal sonogram at presentation negative for hydronephrosis or nephrolithiasis. (C) Non-contrast computed tomography (CT) scan demonstrating a stone in the right kidney (arrow). No hydronephrosis is evident.

Illusion, Suspicion, and Obstruction: An Intriguing Case of Acute Kidney Injury

A 63-year-old man with a history of nephrolithiasis and neurogenic bladder requiring chronic indwelling urinary catheter was admitted for the management of urinary tract infection and acute kidney injury (AKI) with a serum creatinine level of 3.6 mg/dL (baseline approximately 1.9-2.2). He was initially brought to the emergency room for altered mental status. The patient […]

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Weight Gain and Health Affliction Among Former National Football League Players

Professional American-style football players are among the largest athletes across contemporary sporting disciplines. Weight gain during football participation is common, but the health implications of this early-life weight gain remain incompletely understood. We sought to define weight trajectories of former professional American-style football athletes and to establish their relationship with 5 common health afflictions (cardiovascular […]

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Effects of Coffee Intake on Incident Chronic Kidney Disease

Drinking coffee can raise public health problems, but the association between coffee and kidney disease is unknown. We studied whether coffee intake can affect the development of chronic kidney disease in the general population. Methods We analyzed 8717 subjects with normal renal function recruited from the Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study (KoGES) cohort. Based on […]

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