Case Report

Treat the lungs and wait for the brain in COVID-19: a case report of severe COVID-19 encephalopathy

November 24, 2022

Abstract Encephalopathy is a severe and underestimated neurological complication of COVID-19 infection, with a high prevalence in COVID-19 patients in intensive care. We present a…

An 85-year old patient with severe ongoing bleeding

November 24, 2022

Abstract In this case report, we describe an 85-year-old female patient who presented with a rare but important problem of anticoagulant rebound complicating dabigatran use.…

A case series of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm in octogenarians: what is the impact of frailty?

September 1, 2022

Abstract Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is a life-threatening condition that occurs mainly in the elderly patient. The decision whether or not to operate on an…

When man’s best friend becomes a dangerous breed

September 1, 2022

Abstract In this article we present two cases of Capnocytophaga canimorsus (C. canimorsus)-related sepsis presenting with different clinical symptoms. C. canimorsus is a commensal bacterium…

Getting the tissue is the issue?

July 1, 2022

Abstract A 65-year-old man presented to hospital with fever, abdominal pain and a central liver lesion on computed tomography. He was treated for a presumed…

Voriconazole for pulmonary aspergillosis: a case report underlining the necessity of drug monitoring

May 1, 2022

Abstract Voriconazole is commonly used for the treatment of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. Recent guidelines strongly advise routine therapeutic drug monitoring for patients receiving voriconazole. We…

Postoperative graft spasm after coronary artery bypass surgery in a patient with hyperparathyroidism

May 1, 2022

Abstract We present the case of a 70-year-old man who developed postoperative graft spasm after coronary artery bypass surgery, which was successfully treated with calcium…

Rescue plasmapheresis for massive shear stress-induced haemolysis following paravalvular leak closure

May 1, 2022

Abstract Given the increasing use of transcatheter (para)valvular interventions and mechanical circulatory support, haemolysis is becoming a more frequently encountered complication. In this setting, patients…

Methaemoglobinaemia following intravenous regional anaesthesia: Blue lips and brown blood

March 1, 2022

Abstract Methaemoglobinaemia is a rare complication of prilocaine, mainly affecting individuals with predisposing conditions or those receiving an unusually high dose. However, this case shows…

Euglycaemic diabetic ketoacidosis as a severe complication of dapagliflozin

March 1, 2022

Abstract Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a severe and potentially lethal complication of diabetes. The use of a relatively new class of antihyperglycaemic drugs, the SGLT2…