Case Reports in Internal Medicine

Case Reports in Internal Medicine (CRIM) is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to promoting scholarly exchange among teachers and researchers in the field of internal medicine. The journal is published semiyearly in both print and online versions by the Sciedu Press.

Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished, original, and full-length articles that are not under review in any other journals. The online version of the journal is free access and download.

The journal is striving to achieve high quality through double-blind peer review, as specified in Author Guidelines.

CRIM is included in:

  • EBSCOhost
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  • ProQuest

The journal is published in both print and online versions. The online version is free access and download.

To facilitate rapid publication and to minimize administrative costs, the journal accepts Online submission and Email submission. All manuscripts and any supplementary material can be submitted via the journal’s Online Submission and peer-review system or email to For online submission, please create a new account and then follow the instructions given on the screen.

CRIM’s Sections
Case Reports, Case Studies, Reviews.


2015 Q1: Articles Received: 32; Accepted: 10; Rejected: 10; Published: 14; Retracted: 0

2014: Articles Received: 149; Accepted: 79; Rejected: 23; Published: 83; Retracted: 0


What is e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version First in two week's time after the final draft completed.


Paper Selection and Publication Process

a) Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-3 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editor in time for that.

b) Peer review. We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors' identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission. The review process may take 2-4 weeks.

c) Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

d) The authors revise paper and pay publication fee (200.00 USD).

e) After publication, the corresponding author will receive the copy of printed journal, free of charge.

f) E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage, free of charge for download.


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.




Acknowledgements to all reviewers


The editor of "Case Reports in Internal Medicine" would like to express our great appreciation to all our valued reviewers who contributed to the journal in 2014.

Your constructive comments made great contribution to the development of our journal. Please accept our deepest thanks for your knowledge, time and continuing efforts.

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Vol 2, No 2 (2015)

Case Reports in Internal Medicine, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2015, e-Version First TM

Table of Contents


Two contrasting outcomes of weight loss surgery: Positive impact on the heart, negative impact on the liver PDF
Mohamed F Algahim, Thomas R. Lux, Joshua G. Leichman, Heinrich Taegtmeyer p1
The electrocardiogram change of conus branch occlusion during right coronary artery angioplasty PDF
Toshiki Kuno, Taishi Fujisawa, Yohei Numasawa, Toshiyuki Takahashi p7
“Buddenbrook syndrome” - Toothache and its serious consequences PDF
Ulrike Maria Müller, Madlen Uhlemann, Sabrina Wolff, Marcus Sandri, Gerhard C. Schuler p10
Rheumatoid lung sine arthritis – An unusual case mimicking idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis PDF
Chertoff Jason, Islam Elgendy, Ibrahim Faruqi p14
Identifying atypical preeclampsia: A diagnostic challenge PDF
Brittany S Cook, Maria C Bermudez, Ashlee L Smith, James Young p18
Esophageal neuroendocrine tumor: A rare finding PDF
Peter Hale Stein, Stuart Akerman, Rachel Tannenbaum p22
Late onset ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency in a 61 year old male PDF
Thomas Malfait, Gert De Schoenmakere, Filip Gallant, Hans Schepkens, Ann Van Loo, Wouter Meersseman, David Cassiman, Steven Brabant, Johannes Häberle, Wim Terryn p26
Glibenclamide (glyburide) delay electrocardiographic ST-segment elevation in a diabetic patient with acute myocardial infarction PDF
Ying-Chih Chen, Po-Chao Hsu, Chun-Yuan Chu, Wen-Hsien Lee, Ho-Ming Su, Tsung-Hsien Lin, Wen-Chol Voon, Wen-Ter Lai, Sheng-Hsiung Sheu p31
Superior vena cava syndrome presenting as bilateral breast enlargement with “peau d’orange” skin changes PDF
Gabriela Maloney, Jane James, Burnetta Herron, Marylee Braniecki p36
Serratia marcescens lung abscess with review of a Japanese national inpatient database PDF
Kazuko Miyakawa, Yasushi Goto, Mitushiro Sunohara, Hideo Yasunaga, Takahide Nagase p40
Diagnosis and treatment of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in an adult patient with ehrlichiosis PDF
Joel Provenzano, Timothy Kamerzell, Eyad Reda, Dana Hawkinson, Matthew Sharpe p44
Aorto-right ventricular fistula: An early complication of aortic valve replacement PDF
Faten Triki, Sahar Ben Kahla, Rania Hammami, Tarek Sellami, Ahmed Fkih, Dorra Abid, Leila Abid, Mourad Hentati, Imed Frikha, Samir Kammoun p51
Successful surgical decortication for trapped lung in a patient with decompensated cirrhosis PDF
Tripti R. Chopade, She-Yan Wong, David A. Sass, Scott W. Cowan, Nathaniel R. Evans, Jesse M. Civan p56
Severe obstructive pattern mimicking an asthma exacerbation as first presentation of crack smoking: A case report PDF
Thomas Galasso, Andrea Mazzetta, Valentina Conio, Elena Paracchini, Sara Surbone, Eti Maria Giulia Di Vincenzo, Isa Cerveri, Federica Meloni p60
Farmer’s lung with a high CD4/CD8 ratio lymphocytic alveolitis: A case report PDF
David Badovinac, Barbara Salobir, Marjeta Terčelj p65
A case of Shapiro’s Syndrome in an African young man PDF
Mwita Julius Chacha, Bernard Omech, Siamisang Keatlaretse, Bose Humphrey p72

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Case Reports in Internal Medicine

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