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Presentations of Cutaneous Disease in Various Skin Pigmentations: Inverse Psoriasis, Daniel A. Nguyen, Henry Lim, Christopher M. Wong, Christian J. Scheufele, Ashleigh E. Hermann, Jean Elizze M. Charles, Michael Carletti, and Stephen E. Weis

A Case of Metastatic CNS Melanoma of Unknown Primary Presenting with Seizures., Viva Nguyen, Samar Aboulenain, Shawn Mohammed, and Sahyli Perez Parra

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A Rare Case of Wernicke Encephalopathy in Stage IV Gastric Cancer, Arya Nikjoo, Hytham Rashid, Randy Chung, and Mir Ali Sadat

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Fantastic Bugs and Where to Find Them (in the Brain and Bone): Atypical Abiotropha Defectiva Endocarditis Complicated by CVA and Spinal Osteomyelitis, Kevyn Niu, Maulik Shah, and Hilton Alemar-Hernandez

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COVID-19 and Lung Cavitation: A Clue to Pathogenesis?, Tanner W. Norris, Blake M. Snyder, Patryk Purta, Ryan P. Spilman, and Vanessa J. Craig

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Epidermoid Cyst in the Appendix: A Rare Entity, YuYa Nway, Raj Shah, Jignesh Parikh, and Ernesto S. Robalino Gonzaga

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Voriconazole Induced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma in an Immunocompetent Patient., Kevin Parza, Pratishtha Singh, Jessica Cvinar, Terence Zimmerman, Brian Watson, and Mohamed Faris

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Aortic Valvulitis Post-Coronavirus Disease 2019, Aakash Patel, Blair Warren, Sagar Bhula, and Suman Pasupuleti

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Dronedarone for Atrial Fibrillation Prophylaxis in Patients Undergoing Open Heart Surgical Interventions: A Case Series., Jay D. Patel, Mrhaf Alsamman, Dewansh Goel, Sai Guduru, and Rakesh Prashad

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Hyperkinetic Choreiform Movements Secondary to Basal Ganglia Calcification and Underlying Developmental Venous Anomaly., Jay Patel, Muhammad J. Khalil, and Sidra Zafar

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Jejunal Adenocarcinoma: A Rare Cause of Small Bowel Obstruction, Jay Patel, Jack Zhang, Chaudhry Saad Sohail, Matthew Montanarella, and Mujtaba Butt

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A Case of Foix-Chavany-Marie Syndrome With Asynchronous Bilateral Opercular Infarcts and Chronic Bilateral Cerebellar Infarcts., Shreyan A Patel, Austin Forrester, Hyunwoong Kang, Eric Collin, and Kashyap Patel

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Recurrent Right Ventricular Thrombus After Successful Resection of Right Ventricular Mass, Jordan Pierce, Pheba Cherian, Manjot Malhi, Crystal Gunn, and Peters Okonoboh

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Can Milking-Like Effect Be the First Clue of a Ventricular Free Wall Rupture?, Ramses Damera Ramirez, Alexander Kong, Muhammad Ijlal Khan, Hiren Patel, and Aamir Javaid

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The Severity of the Co-infection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae in COVID-19 Patients, Rohit Rangroo, Myles C. Young, Alexander Davis, Steven Pack, Shaival Thakore, Anna Schepcoff, and Oyesanmi Olyu

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Venous Thromboembolism and Thymic Hyperplasia in the Setting of Silent Graves' Disease, Melanie Rayan, Tyler Jones, Ariel Ruiz de Villa, Mathew Calestino, and Yvette Bazikian

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Herpes Simplex Encephalitis: Detection, Management, and Outcomes, Melanie N. Rayan, Raghav Bassi, Maher Khazem, David Pozo, Wael Abduljaber, and David B. Burtis

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Case for Thought: Meckel's Diverticulum in the Adult Population, Melanie N. Rayan, Xiaolan Tang, Maher Khazem, William Clements, and Christopher L. Bray

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Pulmonary Cement Emboli Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock Following Percutaneous Kyphoplasty, Renuka Reddy, Purva Sharma, Gustavo Avila, and Yash Jobanputra

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A Case of Posttraumatic Pott’s Disease, Kyle Risos, Neel Duggal, Shiwani Kamath, Adam Wolberg, and Koravangala Sundaresh

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MRSA in the Bursa: An Unusual Complication of MRSA Bacteremia Causing Bilateral Acromioclavicular Septic Arthritis, Victoria A. Rodriguez-Quick, Alexander Llop, Kevin Dimas, and Essam Girgawy

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A Rare Case of Purpura Fulminans in the Setting of Klebsiella pneumoniae Bacteremia, Ariel Ruiz de Villa, Kipson Charles, and Peter Okonoboh

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Approach to Cefepime-Induced Neurotoxicity in the Setting of Chronic Kidney Disease: A Case Report and Review of Literature, Ariel Ruiz de Villa, Kipson Richard Charles, Raghav Bassi, Sanjae Spencer, and Yvette Bazikian

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Oculogyric Crisis in the Setting of Low Dose Risperidone and Benztropine Mesylate Use in a Patient With Schizophrenia: A Case Report and Review of Literature, Ariel Ruiz de Villa, Asad A. Haider, Leora Frimer, and Yvette Bazikian

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A Rare Presentation of Undiagnosed Systemic Syphilis: A Case Report and Review of Literature, Ariel Ruiz de Villa, Asad Haider, Leora Frimer, Amina Lleshi, and Yvette Bazikian

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An Unusual Case of Non-traumatic Chylothorax, Ariel Ruiz de Villa, Sanjae Spencer, Samantha Sircar, Raghav Bassi, Kipson Richard Charles, and Peters Okonoboh

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Pneumopericardium, Epidural Pneumatosis, and Muscular Emphysema: Rare Complications of Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum Due to Refractory Hyperemesis Gravidarum., Charles R. Russell III, Garnett Benjamin, Joshua K. Salabei, Peters Okonoboh, and Liang Sun

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A Rare Case of Extrapulmonary Sarcoidosis with Hypercalcemia as the Initial Presentation: A Diagnostic Conundrum, Zainab Saeed, Randa Abdelmasih, Bilal Ashraf, Christine Labib, and Frank Ramharrack

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COVID-19 and the Cardiovascular System: An Update, Joshua K. Salabei, Zekarias T. Asnake, Zeeshan Ismail, Kipson Richard Charles, Gregory Thomas C. Stanger, Abdullahi H. Abdullahi, Andrew T. Abraham, and Peters Okonoboh

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Ischemic Stroke With Hemorrhagic Conversion in a Case of Lyme Neuroborreliosis, Srinandan Sathi, Daniel Kim, Patrick Duplan, Paul Kim, and Carl Shenkamn

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Efficacy of SGLT2 Inhibitors in Patients with Heart Failure: An Overview of Systematic Reviews, Andrew Sephien, Mike Ghobrial, Tea Reljic, Xavier Prida, Nishant Nerella, and Ambuj Kumar

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Association of an Early Interest in Orthopedic Surgery with Match Rate into Orthopedic Surgery, Andrew Sephien, Ambuj Kumar, Kira Zwygart, Antoneyous R Mellek, Jeffrey Orr, Charles Nofsinger, and Danielle Gulick

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Resident Duty Hours and Resident and Patient Outcomes: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Andrew Sephien, Tea Reljic, Jeffery Jordan, Xavier Prida, and Ambuj Kumar

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Trends and Factors Associated With Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: A National Perspective., Harshil Shah, Ahmed Ali, Achint Patel, Vaidarshi Abbagoni, Ruchir Goswami, Ananth Kumar, Felipe Velasquez Botero, Elohor Otite, Hardik Tomar, Maheshkumar Desai, Prakash Maiyani, Hiteshkumar Devani, Faraz Siddiqui, and Salman Muddassir

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Predictors of ICU Admission in Patients with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy, Omar Shahin, H Shahin, Hyunju Heineke, and Mimi S. Biswas

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The Effect of Adding Procalcitonin to the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (Sirs) and Quick Sepsis-Related Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) Scoring System in Predicting Sepsis Mortality., Pinak A. Shah, Shobhit Keswani, Leo Yamaguchi, Kartika Shetty, Elizabeth Jane Benge, Abdul Gheriani, Maycky Tang, Nazanin Sheikhan, Napatkamon Ayutyanont, Andrew Kim, Cristian Valdez, and Tony Alarcon

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Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease Complicated by Rheumatoid Arthritis, Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, and Hypothyroidism, Soroush Shahrokh, Ammar Hasan, Salman Raza Alim, Michelle Hebert, and Khulood Rizvi

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Testicular Germ Cell Tumor Composed of Seminoma and Teratoma Metastasizing as Choriocarcinoma to the Lung Successfully Treated With Salvage Chemotherapy and Bone-Marrow Transplant: A Case Report, Soroush Shahrokh, Daniel Tran, Barbara Lines, and Murtaza N. Bhuriwala

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Recurrent Pericardial Effusion following Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair, Rony Shah, Aakash Patel, James Craig, Hassan Baydoun, and Jeffery Jordan

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New Onset Heart Failure From Viral Myocarditis and Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy: A Case Report, Bir Singh, Kelvin Noronha, Johnathan Frunzi, and Francisco Abreu Brea

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Recurrent Left-Sided Pleural Effusions in a Patient With Chronic Lymphedema, Kristin N Slater, Sohaib Ahmed, Uzoamaka Obodo, Sam Son, and Fagunkumar Modi

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A Rare Colon Polypectomy Diagnosis: Description of a Unique Investigational Journey and Literature Review of Burkitt Lymphoma, Gregory Thomas C. Stanger, Xiaolan Tang, Leora Frimer, Melanie Rayan, and Uma Iyer

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Implementation of the I-PASS handoff program in diverse clinical environments: A multicenter prospective effectiveness implementation study., Amy J Starmer, Nancy D Spector, Jennifer K O'Toole, Zia Bismilla, Sharon Calaman, Maria-Lucia Campos, Maitreya Coffey, Lauren A Destino, Jennifer L Everhart, Jenna Goldstein, Dionne A Graham, Jennifer H Hepps, Eric E Howell, Nicholas Kuzma, Greg Maynard, Patrice Melvin, Shilpa J Patel, Alina Popa, Glenn Rosenbluth, Jeffrey L Schnipper, Theodore C Sectish, Rajendu Srivastava, Daniel C West, Clifton E Yu, and Christopher P Landrigan

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A Rare Case of Pancreatic Schwannoma, Anastasia Tambovtseva, Bilal Ashraf, Saud E. Suleiman, Ziad Suleiman, and Ziad Alaidy

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Investigation Into the Effect of COVID-19 Infection on Length of Hospital Stay and Mortality in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis, Kevin Thompson, Ami Shah, Adam Grunbaum, and Olu Oyesanmi

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Analysis of Myocardial Infarction and Myocardial Infarction Complications Before and During COVID-19 Pandemic from Multiple Hospitals, Magnus To, Timothy Ho, Omar Shahin, Hyunju Heineke, Napatkamon Ayutyanont, Javad Savoj, Syed Iftikhar, and Patrick Hu

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A Broken Heart After Witnessing a Dying Heart: A Case of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy., Magnus To, Yolanda Zhang, Alexander Tompkins, Ruby Chen, Kaustubh Patankar, and Sandeep Sangodkar

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Nephrolithiasis in Crohn's Disease Patients: A Review of the Literature, George Trad, Sukhjinder Chauhan, Matthew Brockway, Victoria Diaz, and Hatim Gemil

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Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy, Rare Genetic Disorder: A Case Report, George Trad, Nazanin Sheikhan, Victoria Diaz, Eujean Park, and Hatim Gemil

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A Rare Complication of Hemorrhagic Shock Following a Paracentesis: Case Report, George Trad, Nazanin Sheikhan, and Hatim Gemil

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Serum Lactate Dehydrogenase Levels: The Grim Reaper Sign in Acute Pancreatitis?, George Trad, Nazanin Sheikhan, Abdul Gheriani, Ismail Hader, John Ryan, and Kartika Shetty

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Acute Esophageal Necrosis Syndrome (Black Esophagus): A Case Report of Rare Presentation, George Trad, Nazanin Sheikhan, Jason Ma, Abdul Gheriani, and Ahmed A. Sagaslli

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Nonsurgical Approach to Isolated Pancreatic Metastatic Malignant Melanoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature, George Trad, Nazanin Sheikhan, Andrew Nguyen, and Ismail Hader

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Acute Typhlitis: A Rare Complication of FOLFIRINOX Chemotherapy in the Treatment of Advanced Pancreatic Cancer, Catherine Traylor, Larissa Check, and Mohamed Faris

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A Case of Bilateral Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis: More Than Meets the Eye, Jordan Valenta, Nazanin Sheikhan, George Trad, Matthew Brockway, and Ann Wierman

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Association of Dementia and Patient Outcomes Among COVID-19 Patients: A Multi-Center Retrospective Case-Control Study, Pratikkumar H Vekaria, Areej Syed, Jeffrey Anderson, Brendon Cornett, Amine Bourbia, Michael G Flynn, Rahul Kashyap, and Asif R Shah

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Severe Coronary Artery Ectasia in a 31-Year-Old Presenting With an Inferior ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: A Case Report, Nicholas Venuti and Andrew Mangano

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Outcomes of Surgical and Mechanical Thrombectomy in Massive Saddle Pulmonary Embolism: A National Perspective., Nishok Victory Srinivasan, Jorge E Maldonado, Andrew Melek, Faris M Haddad, and Achint Patel

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Rare Complication of a Commonly Used Antihypertensive Agent: A Case of Hydralazine-Induced ANCA-Associated Vasculitis Presenting as Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis, Kayle M. Warren, Khiem T. Vu, Karandeep Shergill, Brian Watson, and Mohamed Faris

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Outcomes of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-pancreatography in Patients with Liver Transplant, Tsujung Yang, Achint Patel, Rishita Pujari, Vincent P Okine, Lakshmi G Chirumamilla, Geethu Jnaneswaran, Athul Raj, Keji L Kwajok, Ruchir Goswami, Prakashkumar Maiyani, Maheshkumar Desai, Hardikkumar Shah, and Matthew Grossman

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Ulcerated Tophaceous Gout, Hovra Zahoor, Ronak Patel, and Jessica El-Bahri

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Cardioembolic-Related Renal Infarction, Keven Zhang, Tusharkumar Pansuriya, Aswin Srinivasan, Harris Khawaja, Ahmed Qadri, and Zuhair Ali

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COVID-19 Vaccination: The Latinx Experience, Miriam Zylberglait Lisigurski and Ricardo Correa

Submissions from 2021

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Uncommon Pathogen in an Unexpected Host: A Rare Case of Rothia mucilaginosa Infective Endocarditis in an Immunocompetent Patient Without an Underlying Valvular Disease., Ramy Abdelmaseih, Randa Abdelmasih, Mohammed A. Faluk, and Mustajab Hasan

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Atrial Fibrillation as a Possible Adverse Reaction to Evolocumab., Ramy Abdelmaseih, Randa Abdelmasih, Mustajab Hasan, and Alan Hamza

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Epiglotitis Related to E-Cigarette Smoking: A Case Report, Ramy Abdelmaseih, Randa Abdelmasih, Syed M. Hasan, Jay D. Patel, and Khalid Abusaada

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Dysphagia Lusoria: A Freak of Nature, Ramy Abdelmaseih, Bilal Ashraf, Randa Abdelmasih, Mohammed Ansari, and Hesham Nasser

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Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness: Florida's Lyme Disease Variant., Ramy Abdelmaseih, Bilal Ashraf, Randa Abdelmasih, Sandi Dunn, and Hesham Nasser

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Cardio-oncology: Capecitabine Can Sometimes be Heatbreaking Capecitabine-Induced Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Case Report and Literature Review., Ramy Abdelmaseih, Anamarys Blanco, Randa Abdelmasih, Krutika Desai, Joshua J. Pothen, Jay Patel, and Rama Balaraman

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Perspectives on Heyde's Syndrome and Calcific Aortic Valve Disease, Ramy Abdelmaseih, Ravi Thakker, Randa Abdelmasih, Arroj Ali, and S Mustajab Hasan

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A Unique Case of Post-Radiation Esophageal Diverticulum Mimicking Esophageal Perforation - A Diagnostic Conundrum, Randa Abdelmasih, Ramy Abdelmaseih, Mohammed Ansari, Bilal Ashraf, and Niti Aggarwal

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A Case of Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis in a Young Athlete., Randa Abdelmasih, Ramy Abdelmaseih, Syed Mustajab Hasan, and Hesham Nasser

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Acute Multiple Cerebral Watershed Infarctions as the Initial Presentation of COVID-19 in a Young Male Patient: A Case Report, Randa Abdelmasih, Ramy Abdelmaseih, and Radhames Ramos De Oleo

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Update on the Cardiovascular Benefits of Sodium-Glucose Co-Transporter-2 Inhibitors: Mechanism of Action, Available Agents and Comprehensive Review of Literature, Randa Abdelmasih, Ramy Abdelmaseih, Ravi Thakker, Mohammed Faluk, Arroj Ali, Morhaf Alsamman, and Syed M. Hasan

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A Rare Case of COVID-19 Infection Presenting With Devastating Intestinal Perforation Requiring Emergent Surgical Intervention: A Case Report, Randa Abdelmasih, Emerson Bookal, Ramy Abdelmaseih, Bilal Ashraf, and Hesham Nasser

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Round Atelectasis: A Peculiar Pseudotumor Seen on Echocardiogram, Nardine Abdelsayed, Larissa Check, and Mohamed Faris

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Incidental Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism in Asymptomatic Patient Using Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) During Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy Assessment, Sherif Abuserewa and Richard Duff

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Transverse Sinus Thrombosis Secondary to Internal Jugular Vein Abnormalities., Sherif Abuserewa and Richard Duff

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Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis., Sherif Abuserewa, Richard Duff, and Gregory Becker

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A Rare Cause of Exudative Pleural Effusion in a Female., Sherif Abuserewa, Shawn B. Esperti, Thaddeus Golden, and Richard Duff

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Aphasia as the Initial Presentation of Acute Otomastoiditis in an Elderly Male, Sherif Abuserewa, Mohamed Faris, and Thaddeus Golden

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A Silent Killer: Left Main Coronary Artery Disease in Gastrointestinal Bleed, Hesham Afify, Volodymyr Oliynyk, and Floyd Burke

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Meropenem-Resistant Achromobacter xylosoxidans, Subspecies Denitrificans Bacteremia in a Patient With Stage IV Adenocarcinoma of the Lung, Andre Agassi, Erin Pollock, Mary Carter, Robert J. Sherertz, and Andrew Mangano

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Septic Arthritis Masquerading as a Flare of Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Not So Straightforward Diagnosis, Ramin Ahmad, Mejhorn Flash, Zekarias Asnake, Joshua K. Salabei, and Mathew Calestino

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A Rare Case of a Clot Through the Heart, Through the Lungs, and Through the Brain, Haris Ahmed, Junaid Alam, Aswin Srinivasan, Saad Choudhry, Branden Wilson, and Syed Raza

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Asymptomatic Spontaneous Pneumopericardium, Pneumomediastinum, and Subcutaneous Emphysema: A Case Report of an Incidental Rare Presentation, Mrhaf Alsamman, Sandi Dunn, Shaye Busse, and Alan Hamza

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Aortic Thrombus Extending to Left Subclavian in a Patient With Diffuse Venous Thromboembolism on Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy, Mrhaf Alsamman, Joshua Pothen, Marialla Inoyatov, Elis Cruz Salcedo, and Chembu Ramesh

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Adult Anomalous Left Coronary Artery Arising From the Pulmonary Artery (ALCAPA) Syndrome as First Presentation With Atrial Fibrillation in a Marathon Runner, Mrhaf Alsamman, Kubra Tuna, Sandi Dunn, Faysal Rifai, and Justin Reed

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Fluoroscopy Nasogastric Feeding Tube Placement, Elena Anigati

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Death Within Hours From Spontaneous Cryptococcal Peritonitis and Fungemia, Mohammed Ansari, Bilal Ashraf, Ramy Abdelmaseih, Randa Abdelmasih, and Thomas Brown

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A Rare Presentation of Colon Cancer Presenting as a Pseudomonas Intraabdominal Abscess With Perforation and Fluid Collection Post Tumor Resection, Mohammed Ansari, Manjot Malhi, and Akiva Marcus

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Systemic Vasospasms Induced by Vasopressor Therapy Resulting in Diffuse Tissue Necrosis and Death: A Case Report and Review of the Literature, Muhammad U. Arian, Christopher S. Medina, George Matus, Akash Hazari, Luis Chozet, and Fahad Omar

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Repeat Episodes of Massive Hemoptysis Due to an Anomalous Origin of the Right Bronchial Artery in a Patient with a History of Coccidioidomycosis, Blerina Asllanaj, Elizabeth Jane Benge MD, Yi McWhorter, and Sapna Bhatia

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Barbiturates Versus Benzodiazepine for the Treatment of Severe Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Clinical Trials, Blerina Asllanaj, Eric Chang, Maha Hassan, and Yi McWhorter

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An Atypical Case of Congenital Lobar Emphysema in an Adult, Non-Smoker Patient Presenting with Pneumothorax., Zekarias T. Asnake, Joshua K. Salabei, Jordan B. Pierce, Angela Fernandez-Manovel, Ramin Ahmad, Zeeshan Ismail, and Matthew Calestino

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Cerebrovascular Accident and SARS-CoV-19 (COVID-19): A Systematic Review., Amira Athanasios, Ivy Daley, Anjali Patel, Olu Oyesanmi, Parth Desai, and Johnathan Frunzi

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Disseminated Cryptococcus in an Immunocompetent Patient Due to Prison Yard Pigeon Exposure, Matthew Barvo, Nicholas James, and Muhammad Ayyaz

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Pharyngitis Workup Leads to the Discovery of Massive Tricuspid Vegetation, Matthew M Barvo, Jacob Pletz, Gbemisola Johnson, and Muhammad Ayyaz

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Triple threat: Bilateral Renal Artery Thrombosis and Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia in a Patient with COVID-19, A Case Report, Elizabeth Benge and Yi McWhorter

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Kratom-Induced Liver Injury: A Case Series and Clinical Implications., Mahesh Botejue, Gurjot Walia, Omar Shahin, Jyotsna Sharma, and Rasiq Zackria