Jason H. Maley

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Toxic shock syndrome

Toxic Shock Syndrome I. What every physician needs to know. Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a life-threatening acute illness resulting from bacterial exotoxins, which act as superantigens to produce an overwhelming cytokine release throughout the body. The ensuing inflammatory response is responsible for systemic shock and multi-organ failure. Although classic staphylococcus TSS is known for…

Radiocontrast dye-induced kidney failure

Radiocontrast dye-induced nephropathy I. What every physician needs to know. As the number of imaging studies for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures continues to increase, complications of these procedures also become more important. Side effects of contrast media used are one such problem. In addition to other possible risks (such as an anaphylactoid reaction and contrast…

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