Emergency medicine
Cellulitis: when to say its treatment failure

Sadaf Sheikh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 April 2022

Abstract
  Cellulitis is treated with antibiotics as routine management and based on the literature the cellulitis hospitalization can be avoided by 11% if appropriate antibiotics are used.1 Randomized clinical trials and Cochrane reviews have suggested that oral antibiotics are non-inferior to intravenous administration ...  Read More

Critical Care
Renal infarction mimicking cholecystitis: a case report of a patient presenting with stroke

Sadaf Sheikh; Umair Javed

Volume 8, Issue 2 , July 2022, , Pages 159-161

Abstract
  Objective: Renal infarction which is a rare phenomenon can be missed on the patient’s work up making its incidence low.Case Presentation: We report a 68-year-old lady with known history of hypertension presented with epigastric pain and vomiting for 4 days. During her stay in the emergency room, ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
Interleukin-6 blockade and cytokine release syndrome in coronavirus disease of 2019: Is that a lot? Thoughts from the emergency department

Sadaf Sheikh

Volume 7, Issue 2 , July 2021, , Pages 80-81

Abstract
  Interleukin-6 is pro-inflammatory cytokine which plays a role in cytokine storm and brought into notice with corona virus disease of 2019. Lymphopenia and dysregulated immune response were seen in the critically ill patients of corona virus disease of 2019. IL-6 inhibitors were proposed as a treatment ...  Read More