Articles by Cody Porcoro

Rapid Decrease in Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Patient Leads to Stroke

This case involves a 57-year-old man with a history of high blood pressure who presented to the emergency room with chest pain and hypertensive urgency. At intake, his blood pressure was over 200 systolic and was rapidly lowered within a…

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Delay in Treatment Causes Patient to Suffer Hemorrhagic Stroke

This case involves a 50-year-old man with high blood pressure who presented to the hospital with upper abdominal pain. The patient was not seen immediately and within the next hour he suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. An MRI revealed acute infarcts…

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Chemical Peel and Face Lift Leaves Patient with Significant Scarring

This case involves a 48-year-old male patient, with a history of hypertension, who underwent a neck lift and facial chemical peel. The patient was not given or prescribed any antibiotics after the surgery. Within a week, the patient began to…

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Lack of Advisory on Avelox Side Effects Results in Patient Injury

This case involves a 52-year-old man who was being treated for a subacute sinus infection. During that period he was taking a combination of medications, including Avelox. The patient was diagnosed with a viral infection after a nasal endoscopy showed…

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Elderly Patient Dies Due to Xarelto Complications

This case involves a man in his late 40s with a history of high cholesterol who received a combination of Xarelto and Enoxaparin Sodium after undergoing knee replacement surgery. He was given a dosage of Enoxaparin Sodium not long after…

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Elderly Woman Dies From Hematoma After Using Xarelto

This case involves an elderly woman, with a medical history of hypertension, who underwent a cardiac catheterization for a heart attack that showed multiple significantly blocked arteries. She was placed on Xarelto following the cardiac catheterization and was discharged. The…

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FDA Regulations Discussed After Zimmer Hip Use Results in Metallosis

This case involves a 70 year-old woman with a history of rheumatoid arthritis who used the Zimmerman hip device after she fell at her home and dislocated her hip. After assessing her condition, the doctor decided a hip replacement was…

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Anesthesiologist’s Negligence Results in Permanent Injuries to Fibromyalgia Patient

This case involves a 46-year-old woman who was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and began seeing an anesthesiologist. The patient did not respond well to multiple pain medications prescribed so the physician decided to use a spinal stimulator. The spinal stimulator was…

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Recreational Center in Middle East Temporarily Closes After Pipelines Collapse

This case involves damage incurred to a pipe supporting systems at a large indoor recreational center in the United Arab Emirates. It was observed that the water system pipelines had been detached from their supporter and collapsed, causing damage to…

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Pediatric Interventional Cardiologists Comment on Artery Stenting Procedure

After a young mother gave birth to a set of twins, one of them began to suffer from congenital defects including severely obstructed cardiac blood flow, thickened tricuspid valves, and dilated heart chambers. The child was transferred to a specialized…

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