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Samira Farouk

Another Great Masquerader: Amyloidosis

A middle-aged man with a history of microcytic anemia, well-controlled diabetes mellitus (DM)/hypertension (for 15 years), and a 16 month history of diarrhea with a 30-pound weight loss, and a creatinine of 1.9 mg/dL. Laboratory tests showed a…

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Tramadol and Hyponatremia

A patient presents to the emergency department with complaints of pain.  This is a common scenario seen over and over again in emergency rooms around the world on a daily basis. The recent crackdown on opioid prescriptions over…

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