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Accidental Extravasation of Mitomycin C into the Subcutaneous Tissue, Johnathon Chung, Brooke Walterscheid, Jose Lopez-Vera, Hytham Rashid, and Mike K. Liang

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Organ Donation and Transplantation among Non-US Citizens: Opportunities to Improve Global Equity in Heart Transplantation, Ersilia M Defilippis, Jaya Batra, Vanessa Blumer, Isaiah A Peoples, Christy N Taylor, Daniel Oren, Jose L. Lopez, Andrew J Sauer, and Nasrien E Ibrahim

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Sarcoid-Like Reactive Lymphadenopathy in Metastatic Synovial Sarcoma, Gundip S. Dhillon, Yema Jalal, and Vishisht Mehta

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SARS-CoV-2 Infection Precipitates the Discovery of Underlying Liver Disease: A Case Report, Victoria Diaz, Elizabeth Jane Benge, Matthew Brockway, Weston Truman, and Birjees Ahmed

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Apical Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Presenting as Left Ventricular Aneurysm in a 74-Year-Old African American Male, Daniel Diez, Joel Brooks Tamayo, Jennifer Rodriguez-Belen, Jorge Hernandez Canciobello, Amr El-Tella, Kevin Mancheno, Kevin Manceno, Jorge X. Montilla, James Davenport, and Yeissen Godinez

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A Case of Pseudo-Pseudo Meigs Syndrome as the Initial Presentation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Daniel Diez, Jennifer M. Lara, David Cotto Velez, Jorge Hernandez Canciobello, Yanet Diaz-Martell, Iliza Minaya, Asad Rizvi, Jose Gonzalez-Pantaleon, Yeissen Godinez, and Daniel Zapata

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A Bridge Too Far: A Case of Myocardial Bridge Requiring Unroofing and Complicated by Post-Cardiac Injury Syndrome, Daniel Diez, Alfredo Toll, Ernesto Perez Colome, Ruben Cabrera, David Cotto Velez, and Hector J. Crespo

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The Epidemiology of Maritime Patients Requiring Medical Evacuation: A Literature Review, Jonathan S Dillard, William Maynard, and Rahul Kashyap

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Climate Crisis and Nephrology: A Review of Climate Change's Impact on Nephrology and How to Combat it, Leonie Dupuis, Aarushi Varshney, Jason Patel, and Shivam Joshi

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Not Just an Accident: A Case of Insulinoma, Asanka Ekanayake, Harrison Stubbs, Dominique Broutin, Olga Karasik, and Mustafa Kinaan

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Diagnostic Dilemma: Infective Endocarditis in the Setting of an Esophageal Abscess., Emad Elmusa, Ahmad Muneeb, Waleed Raza, Hassan Tahir Khokhar, and Nilmarie Guzman

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Acute Liver Failure Secondary to Pyogenic Hepatic Abscess., Emad Elmusa, Muhammad Raza, Michael Orlando, Seth Boyd, and Robert Kulchinsky

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Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome: A Rare Cause of Acute Heart Failure, Emad Elmusa, Waleed Raza, Ahmad Muneeb, Hovra Zahoor, and Naja Naddaf

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On the Discontinuation of Enteral Feeding in Head and Neck Cancer: A Case Report, Kyle Fisk and Ana Sanchez

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Primary Left Thigh Melanoma Presenting as an Obstructive Hemorrhagic Melanoma of the Small Bowel, Lidice Galindo, Catherine Traylor, Larissa Check, and Mohamed Faris

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Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Activation Syndrome with Multi-Organ Co-Infections: A Therapeutic Dilemma, Shivangi Gohil, Hannah Berrett, Rebecca Kurian, Johnathon Phillips, Mala Goyal, and Francis Dailey

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Prevalence of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Across Hospital Corporation of America Healthcare in the United States, Their Correlation With Mood Disorders and Other Lifestyle-Related Comorbidities, Keysha Gonzalez, Zainab Hanif, Maham Shahid, Nilmarie Guzman, and Natalie Hurlock

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Case of Calcinosis Cutis Associated with Sjogren's Syndrome, Keysha N. Gonzalez, Karishma Ramsubeik, and Gurjit Kaeley

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Diet as a Risk Factor for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chelsea Guan and Shazia Beg

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A Case of Vanishing Bronchus Syndrome in a Non-lung Transplant Patient, Diane S. Habib, Ariana Azimi-Shooshtari, Siva T. Sarva, Ramesh Kesavan, and Gnananandh Jayaraman

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A Rare Case of Candida Parapsilosis Pneumonia in an Immunocompetent Patient, Raiya Habib, Zeeshan Ismail, Anthony Nanajian, Matthew Calestino, and Christopher L. Bray

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Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter-2 Inhibitor-Induced Euglycemic Diabetic Ketoacidosis in a Type 2 Diabetic Patient, Rakahn Haddadin, Danny Aboujamra, and Homayon Iraninezhad

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A Rare Case of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter-2 Inhibitor-Induced Acute Pancreatitis, Rakahn Haddadin, Roger F. Tonna, Humzah Iqbal, Jordan Valenta, and Homayon Iraninezhad

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A Rare Case of Splenic Artery Thrombosis Provoked By Medroxyprogesterone Acetate Requiring Splenectomy, Asad Haider, Raghav Bassi, Pranav Prakash, Abdullahi Hussein, Hamza Alzghoul, Muhammad Bilal, Anuoluwa Oyetoran, and Uma Iyer

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Persistent Coagulopathy After Synthetic Cannabinoid Use, Mahvish Haider, Carlos Acevedo-Cajigas, Desiree Ortiz, Christian A Zorrilla, and Jorge Perez

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A Perplexing Case of Bladder Mass Biopsy-Proven Neurosarcoidosis, Zainab Hanif, Keysha N. Gonzalez, Pouyan Razminia, Eboselum Aigbe, and Pegah Ghafourian

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How Did That Get There? A Case Series of Adolescent Foreign Bodies, Justin Ian Hanson, Paul Bomar, Sarah Kleist, Denver Rogalla, Lori Crihfield, and Scott Gutovitz

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A Case of Generalized, Unrelenting Sweating Resulting in Social Isolation for Over Two Decades, Anil Harrison, Caroline Tashdjian, and Mayank Rampal

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A Rare Case of Candida glabrata Cervical Spondylodiscitis, Angelina Hong, Lily Hyungjung Lim, Ali Tariq Alvi, and Pallavi Aneja

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Mastocytic Enterocolitis: An Overlooked Diagnosis for Unexplained Chronic Diarrhea in a Patient With Colon Polyps and a Family History of Colon Cancer., Leeann Hu, Liliana Franco Moreira, Jignesh Parikh, and Vania Zayat

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Characteristics, ICU Interventions, and Clinical Outcomes of Patients With Palliative Care Triggers in a Mixed Community-Based Intensive Care Unit, Michele Marie Iguina, Aunie M. Danyalian, Ilko Luque, Umair Shaikh, Sanaz B. Kashan, Dionne Morgan, Daniel Heller, and Mauricio Danckers

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Hard to See: Systemic Lupus Erythematous Presenting as Cranial Nerve Six Palsy: A Case Report, Yema Jalal, Elizabeth Benge, Gundip S. Dhillon, Sukhjinder Chauhan, Andrew Kim, Andy He, Aaron Sing, and Pinak A. Shah

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Hypertonic Saline Administration via Intraosseous Access During Symptomatic Hyponatremia, Angel Juarez, Mitsy Barr, and Thaddeus Golden

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Hypertension-Induced Thrombotic Microangiopathy Leading to End-Stage Renal Disease., Angel Juarez, Lidice Galindo, and Maryam Gondal

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Thrombospondin Type 1 Domain-Containing 7A (THSD7A)-Associated Membranous Nephropathy Leading to Metastatic Neuroendocrine Carcinoma, Angel Juarez, Lidice Galindo, Aditya Ragunathan, and Maryam Gondal

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Congenital Atrial Septal Defect Presenting With Tamponade Physiology and an Associated Viral Illness, Angel Juarez, Gabriela F. Jhon, Rami N. Khouzam, Randall Goodroe, Russell F. Stahl, and Mohamed Faris

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The Importance of Excisional Biopsy in Nodular Lymphocyte-Predominant Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Angel Juarez, Kevin Parza, Lidice Galindo, and Mohamed Faris

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COVID-19-Associated Acute Myocarditis: Risk Factors, Clinical Outcomes, and Implications for Early Detection and Management., Shiwani Kamath, Mohamad Hamood T. Gomah, Gauthier Stepman, Peter Di Martino, and Itioye Adetula

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Disparities in Outcomes of Hospitalizations Due to Multiple Myeloma: A Nationwide Comparison., Sushmita Khadka, Swetha Balaji, Japjeet Kaur, Dhanshree Solanki, Mariia Kasianchyk, Humayra Chowdhury, Ishani Patel, Muhammad Qasim, Maheshkumar Desai, Prakash Maiyani, Dharmeshkumar V Moradiya, Darshan Lal, Achint A. Patel, and Manidhar Lekkala

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Impact Evaluation of a Resident-Driven Research Training Workshop in Idaho: A Feasibility Study, Muhammad Arslan Khan, Meesha Iqbal, Trevi Mancilla, John H. Grider, Justin Solomon, and Katie Suleta

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Progression of Pulmonary Cavities Beyond HPV Papillomatosis: A Case Report, Andrew Kim, Lily Liu, Yi McWhorter, and Sapna Bhatia

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A Late-onset Leg Rash, Unique Janeway Lesions or Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction? A Case Report, Andrew Kim, Cristian Valdez, Tony Alarcon, Elizabeth Jane Benge, Blerina Asllanaj, Aaron Singh, Elvin A. Colon Martinez, and Derek Oh

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Encephalopathy in a Young Female With COVID-19: A Case Report, Andrew Kim, Cristian Valdez, Weston Truman, George Trad, Cordelia Solomon, and Yi McWhorter

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Correlation Between Serum and Arterial Blood Gas Bicarbonate in Patients Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, Andrew Kim, Leo Yamaguchi, Shobhit Keswani, Vincent Yang, and Yi McWhorter

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A Case of Wellens' Syndrome, Jessica Kim, Shayan Zaheer, and Hanad Omar

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Exceedingly Rare Bilateral Synchronous Germ Cell Testicular Tumors With Different Histopathological Features, Jong H. Kim, Ray D. Page, Gregory Moses, and Rod C Columbres

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Adenocarcinoma of the Transverse Colon Presenting as Anterior Abdominal Wall Abscess, Jenn Klein, Nima Avin, and Sunil Gandhi

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Atypical Manifestations of Primary Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma With Signet Ring Features: A Case Report, Noah R. Kosnik, Syed M. Hasnain, Duncan A. McKinney, and Nelson Greene

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Antithrombotics and Gastrointestinal Prophylaxis: A Systematic Review., Ian Lancaster, Vikas Sethi, Deep Patel, Cyrus H. Tamboli, Elizabeth Pacer, Jeffrey Steinhoff, Meir Mizrahi, and Andrew C. Willinger

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Takotsubo Syndrome: An Epidemiologic Evaluation, Ian Lancaster, Jeffrey P. Steinhoff Sr., and Allison White

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A 44-Year-Old Man with a Sore Throat and Vesicular Rash, Ton La Jr., Joshua Gelber, Essam Girgawy, and Ijeoma Arubaleze

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Epidural abscess secondary to Streptococcus pneumoniae. A case report and review of the literature, Nathaniel Leavitt, Abraheim M. AL-Nasseri, and Adam C. Brady

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In-hospital Stroke and Mortality Trends After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation in the United States from 2017 to 2019, Jose L. Lopez, Justin Mark, Waseem Wahood, Nader Lamaa, and Mauricio Danckers

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Role of Genetic Polymorphisms in Clopidogrel Response Variability: A Systematic Review., Jose Lopez, Justin Mark, Gustavo J Duarte, Mohammed Shaban, Franklin Sosa, Rishabh Mishra, Swati Jain, An Tran, Asma Khizar, Daniel Karpel, Giancarlo Acosta, and Miguel Rodriguez-Guerra

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Rare Sequela of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection, Muhammad Madkour and Ashis Mukherjee

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A Case of Synchronous Primary Tumors of the Left Ovary and Uterus, Mercedes Malone, Abdelilah Lahmar, Daniel Bishev, and Xiaolong Sean Liu

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A Case of Statin-Associated Autoimmune Myopathy: Management and Treatment, Mercedes Malone, Abdelilah Lahmar, Atif Siddique, Michael Rozboril, and Jesse L Kresak

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An Atypical Presentation of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis In a 19-Year-Old Woman, Mercedes Malone, David Ritchie, Peter Okonoboh, and Ahmed Ebrahim

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Infectious Mononucleosis-Induced Splenic Infarction: Perhaps More Common in Healthy Individuals Than Previously Thought., Gabriella Mamo, Stephanie Erickson, Karthikram Komanduri, Dewid Zayas Zuazaga, and Niti Aggarwal

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Type 2 Decompensated Diabetes Mellitus Weaned off Subcutaneous Insulin Therapy by Utilizing a Continuous Glucose Monitoring Device, Andrey Manov, Gundip S. Dhillon, Sukhjinder Chauhan, Blerina Asllanaj, and Erie S Uy

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The Effectiveness of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices in Managing Uncontrolled Diabetes Mellitus: A Retrospective Study, Andrey E. Manov, Sukhjinder Chauhan, Gundip S. Dhillon, Athena Dhaliwal, Sabrina Antonio, A. Donepudi, Yema N. Jalal, Jonathan Nazha, Melissa Banal, and Joseph House

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Unmasking Type 1 Diabetes in Adults: Insights From Two Cases Revealing Misdiagnosis As Type 2 Diabetes, With Emphasis on Autoimmunity and Continuous Glucose Monitoring, Andrey E. Manov, Sukhjinder Chauhan, Gundip S. Dhillon, and Ashrita Donepudi

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Complicated by Aorto-Right Ventricular Fistula Repaired Via Valve-in-Valve Replacement., Omar Masarweh, Anusha Ghaffar, Stephanie Lopez-Orizondo, Olga Karasik, and Jooby John

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Probiotic-Associated Central Venous Catheter Bloodstream Infections Lead to Increased Mortality in the ICU, Scott Mayer, Colin Bonhag, Patrick Jenkins, Brendon T. Cornett, Paula J. Watts, and Dmitriy Scherbak

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Patient With Missed Right Ventricular Rupture From Blunt Trauma Remains Hemodynamically Stable for 3 Days, Mohammad Memon, Taylor Kirkman, Michael Wahl, Rami Akel, and Ali Dahhan

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A Comparison of ICU Mortality Scoring Systems Applied to COVID-19, Muhammad A. Monk, Jordan Torres, Kimberly Vickery, Gnananandh Jayaraman, Sivatej Sarva, and Ramesh Kesavan

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Critical Left Subclavian Artery Stenosis With Retrograde Vertebral Flow: A Case Report and Literature Review, Andreas Montano, Martin Halicek, Victor Collier, and Brooke Reese

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A Challenging Case of Metastatic Non-Small Cell Carcinoma of the Lung, Annalee Mora, Amirali Ghavamrevaii, Omar Antabli, and Ali Vaziri

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Mediastinal Bronchogenic Cyst With Superior Vena Cava Syndrome: A Case Report, Annalee Mora, Amirali Ghavamrezaii, Hayder Abidali, Hector Caballero, Alisher Hamidullah, and Nikolay Mitzov

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Life-Threatening Airway Obstruction and Septic Shock Due to Submandibular Space Infection: A Case Report, Annalee Mora, Alisher Hamidullah, Sophia Samaranayake, and Islaam Elnagar

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A Case of Asymptomatic Massive Inguinoscrotal Bladder in Acute Renal Failure, Annalee Mora, Opeyemi Oyenusi, Amirali Ghavamrezaii, Safwan Mohiuddin, and Nikolay Mitzov

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Combination of Chemotherapeutic Agents and Biological Response Modifiers (Immunotherapy) in Triple-Negative/Her2( +) Breast Cancer, Multiple Myeloma, and Non-small-cell Lung Cancer, William Morse, Haroon Nawaz, and Ayesha A Choudhry

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A Rare Case of Paratesticular Leiomyosarcoma, Ernesto Munoz-Pena, Keishla Garcia Fernandez, Abigail Miller, Jonathan Vasquez, and Vania Zayat

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Type I Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection in a 33-Year-Old Male With Clinically Suspected Myopericarditis., Cullen R. Nisson, Yeily Hernandez Mato, Nimisha Lingappa, and James Abraham

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Left Atrial Myxoma With Aortic Insufficiency Leading to Cerebrovascular Accident, Kevyn Niu, Manuel Torres Velez, and Yizhi Lin

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COVID-19 Among People Living with HIV in Lebanon, Hussein A. Noureldine, Georges Chedid, Hilal Abdessamad, Christy Costanian, Julian Maamari, Mostafa Al Nakib, Ismael Maatook, Anna Farra, Roula Husni, and Jacques Mokhbat

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Diabetes Mellitus Impact on Left Ventricular Assist Device Outcomes in Heart Failure Patients: National Inpatient Sample Study, Omar Obeidat, Abdullahi H. Abdullahi, Zeeshan Ismail, Mohamed F. Ismail, Hamza M. Alzghoul, Mohammed Tarawneh, Rabab Elsadek, Hashim Al-Ani, Natalie Hurlock, and Andrew L Smock

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Social Risk Factors That Increase Cardiovascular and Breast Cancer Risk, Omar Obeidat, Kipson R. Charles, Nausheen Akhter, and Ann Tong

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Association of Strict Versus Lenient Cholesterol Lowering with Cardiac Outcomes, Diabetes Progression and Complications, and Mortality in Patients with Diabetes Treated with Statins: Is Less More?, Victoria Odeleye, Omar Masarweh, Jorge Restrepo, Carlos A Alvarez, and Ishak A Mansi

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Intra-Abdominal Abscess with Candida in a Post-Operative Setting, Derek Oh, Kenneth Rodrigues, Blerina Asllanaj, Alexander Urzua, Andy He, and Rosaly Diaz

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The Emboli Does Not Fall Far From The Vegetation: A Case of Infective Endocarditis Causing Acute Myocardial Infarction, Shivaan Oomrigar, Roger A. Rojas Rodriguez, Tommy Macias, and Diego Bonilla

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An Unusual Presentation of Infective Endocarditis, Ethan J. Peterson, Jordan Jackson, Syed M. Zaidi, and Jorge Perez

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A Case of Grave's Thyrotoxicosis-Induced Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Presenting with Cardiac Arrest After Winning the Lottery, David Philippides, Angelina Hong, Amanda Eukovich, and Ali Chaudhry

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A Case of Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis Masquerading as Community Acquired Pneumonia, Brianna Probasco, Veniamin Melnychuk, Angelina Hong, Abanoub Gabra, and Scott Lieberman

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A Rare Case of Terminal Ileum Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor in a Young Caucasian Adult., Abhinav K. Rao, Theshali Anthony, James Ravenel, Joanna Kosko, and Ian Whitaker

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A Rare Case of Unprovoked Deep Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis With Associated Petechial Hemorrhage., Abhinav Rao, Ian Whitaker, Theshali Anthony, Nick Shaheen, and Aidan Lum Kong

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Ciprofloxacin-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: A Case Report, Alexander Refaeian, Eric L. Vest, Michael Schmidt, Jorge D. Guerra, Mohd N. Refaei, Michael Refaeian, Ryan A. Floresca, and Manouchehr Refaeian

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Esophageal Granular Cell Tumor: An Uncommon Cause of Dysphagia, Richard A Revia, Raj Shah, Amar Mandalia, Jignesh Parikh, and Vania Zayat

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Incidental Skin Manifestation of Trisomy 12 Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Kenneth Rodrigues, Derek Oh, Blerina Asllanaj, and Ann Wierman

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Septic Shock and Bacteremia Secondary to Herbaspirillum huttiense: A Case Report and Review of Literature, Ariel Ruiz de Villa, Akankcha Alok, Anuoluwa Oyetoran, and Stephanie Fabara

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Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Presenting as Chylothorax, Ariel Ruiz de Villa, Omar Obeidat, Austin B. Auyeung, Joseph Abi Jaoude, Anuoluwa Oyetoran, Kristen Cannon, and Peters Okonoboh

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Iatrogenic Lung Hernia, a Rare Complication of Thoracoscopic Spinal Fusion: A Case Report and Review of Literature, Ariel Ruiz de Villa, Omar Obeidat, Anuoluwa Oyetoran, and Peters Okonoboh

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Ileocecal Mesentery Arteriovenous Malformation as a Rare Cause of Ectopic Variceal Bleeding in a 58-Year-Old Male With Cirrhosis., Luis E. Santiago, Ali Tariq Alvi, Angelina Hong, Anthony Pasarin, and Pallavi Aneja

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Acute Fulminant Cerebral Edema Caused by Influenza Type B in an 18-Year-Old Female: A Rare Case, Luis E. Santiago, Ali Tariq Alvi, Zahid Nadeem, and Ali Chaudhry

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An Unusual Case of Nonbacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis Attributable to Malignancy, Luis Santiago, Winy Kujundzic, Stephanie Wong, Samyukta Swaminath, and Pallavi Aneja

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Newly Diagnosed Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis Triggered by COVID-19, Kelly S. Schulte, Maxwell Sheedy, Kavanaya Feustel, and Dmitriy Scherbak

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An Electronic Medical Record Pocket Guide for Incoming Internal Medicine Interns: Perceptions and Impact on Patient Information Gathering, Andrew Sephien, Rajalakshmi Arunachalam, Rahul Mhaskar, Andrew San Antonio, and Jeffery Jordan

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A Systematic Critical Appraisal of Clinical Practice Guidelines in Heart Failure Using the AGREE II Tool, Andrew Sephien, Denisse Camille Dayto, Tea Reljic, Wojciech Blonski, Nishant Nerella, Xavier Prida, and Ambuj Kumar

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What is Next for Patients and Medical Students in Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships?, Andrew Sephien and Ambuj Kumar

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Mycotic Aneurysm of the Thoracoabdominal Aorta: A Diagnostic Challenge, Maham Shahid, Benjamin Phan, Vincent Tir, Corey Engel, and Jessica El-Bahri