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Volume 29, Number 1 • January 2016

Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings

The peer-reviewed journal of the Baylor Health Care System 


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Original Research

Meta-analysis of the effect of proton pump inhibitors on obstructive sleep apnea symptoms and indices in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease

S. Rassameehiran, S. Klomjit, N. Hosiriluck, and K. Nugent


Serum hyperchloremia as a risk factor for acute kidney injury in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention

N. Patel, S. M. Baker, R. W. Walters, A. Kaja, V. Kandasamy, A. Abuzaid, and A. M. Modrykamien


Frequency of fluid overload and usefulness of bioimpedance in patients requiring intensive care for sepsis syndromes

T. R. Larson, G. Singh, V. Velocci, M. Nasser, and P. A. McCullough


Surgical management of carotid body tumors: a 15-year single institution experience employing an interdisciplinary approach

J. L. Dixon, M. D. Atkins, W. T. Bohannon, C. J. Buckley, and T. C. Lairmore


Surgeons’ perspective of a newly initiated electronic medical record

R. Frazee, L. Harmon, and H. T. Papaconstantinou


Invited commentary

C. Couch


Abstracts from the 10th annual Baylor Scott & White Department of Surgery Research Day

Edited by H. T. Papaconstantinou, J. Fleshman, J. S. Thomas, M. Czerwinski, and M. K. Newell-Rogers


Case Studies

Superior mesenteric artery–duodenal fistula secondary to a gunshot wound

C. M. Fielding, W. Frandah, S. Krohmer, and D. Flomenhoft


Removal of an embedded crochet needle in the mouth

V. Klovenski, A. Juergens, K. Lappo, and K. Marshall


Bilateral cavernous sinus and superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis in the setting of facial cellulitis

A. Syed, B. Bell, J. Hise, J. Philip, C. Spak, and M. J. Opatowsky


Coccidioidomycosis with diffuse miliary pneumonia

D. Sotello, M. Rivas, A. Fuller, T. Mahmood, M. Orellana-Barrios, and K. Nugent


Choriocarcinoma presenting with thyrotoxicosis

D. Sotello, A. M. Rivas, V. J. Test, and J. Lado-Abeal


Kidney stones and crushed bones secondary to hyperparathyroidism

K. P. Sreelesh, G. N. Sreejith, and K. P. Pranab


Successful treatment of pegaspargase-induced acute hepatotoxicity with vitamin B complex and L-carnitine

G. Lu, V. Karur, J. D. Herrington, and M. G. Walker


Recurrent lumbosacral herpes simplex virus infection

J. M. Vassantachart and A. Menter


Disseminated cutaneous histoplasmosis in newly diagnosed HIV

G. M. Soza, M. Patel, A. Readinger, and C. Ryan


Disseminated Kaposi sarcoma with osseous metastases in an HIV-positive patient

B. M. Bell Jr., A. Syed, S. W. Carmack, C. A. Thomas, and K. F. Layton


A giant splenic hydatid cyst

R. Singal, K. S. Sandhu, A. Mittal, S. Gupta, and G. Jindal


Segmental ischemia in testicular torsion

B. Tavaslı, H. Köseoglu, and H. Çevik




Warfarin-induced skin necrosis following heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

B. Fawaz, N. M. Candelario, N. Rochet, C. Tran, and C. Brau


Metastatic thymoma involving the bone marrow

M. Dekmezian, S. Wenceslao, and J. R. Krause


Mullerian adenosarcoma of the cervix with heterologous elements and sarcomatous overgrowth

V. Podduturi and K. R. Pinto


Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the prostate gland

P. Hoof, G. Tsai-Nguyen, S. Paulson, A. Syed, and A. Mora Jr.


Seronegative neuromyelitis optica after cardiac transplantation

E. Kim, M. Van Vrancken, M. Shaji, O. Mir, C. W. Spak, M. Gupta, and S. A. Shamim


Successful heart transplantation using a donor heart afflicted by takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Y. Ravi, R. Campagna, P. C. Rosas, E. Essa, A. K. Hasan, R. S. D. Higgins, S. Emani, and C. B. Sai-Sudhakar


Invited commentary: Using “broken hearts” for cardiac transplantation: a risky venture or fruitful endeavor?

B. Lima


Utility of indium-111 octreotide to identify a cardiac metastasis of a carcinoid neoplasm

M. Farooqui, S. Rathore, and T. Ball


Angiosarcoma of the right atrium presenting as hemoptysis

C. H. Choi, S. Konda, and J. G. Shake


Rupture of a left internal mammary artery during cardiopulmonary resuscitation

C. Patel, A. Metting, B. Curtis, and T. Mixon


High-intensity cardiac rehabilitation training of a commercial pilot who, after percutaneous coronary intervention, wanted to continue participating in a rigorous strength and conditioning program

S. Shrestha, J. Adams, A. Lawrence, and J. M. Schussler


Electrocardiogram read by the computer as arm-lead reversal

D. L. Glancy, R. E. Quintal, and T. D. McShurley


Historical Articles

John M. T. Finney: distinguished surgeon and Oslerphile

M. J. Stone


Reflections of Churchill’s personal cardiologist

J. D. Cantwell



An alternative approach to prescribing sternal precautions after median sternotomy, “Keep Your Move in the Tube”

J. Adams, A. Lotshaw, E. Exum, M. Campbell, C. B. Spranger, J. Beveridge, S. Baker, S. McCray, T. Bilbrey, T. Shock, A. Lawrence, B. L. Hamman, and J. M. Schussler


Delivering bad news to patients

K. R. Monden, L. Gentry, and T. R. Cox


Cool it

A. Weisse


From the Editor

Facts and ideas from anywhere

W. C. Roberts



Clinical research studies enrolling patients

Avocations: Poem by A. Khan

Acknowledgment of reviewers for BUMC Proceedings, volume 28

Avocations: Photograph by G. Dimijian

Avocations: Photograph by R. Solis

Reader comments: Healthcare professionals should separate their personal and professional social media by S. A. Ñamendys-Silva

Baylor news

In memoriam

Instructions for authors


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