Under reporting of bone cement implantation syndrome
Bone cement implantation syndrome is a rare but severe peri-operative pathology that presents on cementation of orthopaedic implants and has effects ranging from transient hypotension to cardio-respiratory arrest. Several reports have attempted to study its pathophysiology and establish risk factors that would allow identification of high risk patients and the undertaking of relevant precautions.
Giant cell arteritis: presenting features and complications
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the most common form of vasculitis that occurs in adults. Almost all patients who develop giant cell arteritis are over the age of 50. GCA commonly causes headaches, joint pain, facial pain, fever, and difficulties with vision, and sometimes permanent visual loss in one or both eyes. The disease can cause so many different symptoms that the diagnosis of GCA can be difficult to make.