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Lesaffre, Emmanuel - - 2012
In a follow-up study, patients are monitored over time. Longitudinal and time-to-event studies are the two most important types of a follow-up study. In this paper, the focus is on longitudinal studies with a continuous response where patients are examined at several time points. While longitudinal studies provide a powerful ...
Khattri, Saakshi - - 2012
Primary Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease wherein there is lymphocytic infiltration of salivary and lacrimal glands. This inflammation is thought to be caused by B-lymphocytes. The most common clinical feature of Sjogren's is dryness of the mouth and eyes, but rare complications can occur such as autoimmune cytopenias. Here ...
Kayatas, Semra - - 2012
Background: Pregnancy in patients with Wegener's granulamotosis (WG) is rare, and differential diagnosis of WG flare and preeclampsia is difficult.
DiLorenzo, Michael - - 2012
Symptomatic babesiosis is a complication of a disease transmitted to immunocompromised patients via tick-borne inoculation or through blood transfusion. We report a case of a 43-year-old African American woman with severe systemic lupus erythematosus that required renal transplantation and hemodialysis for renal failure and multiple transfusions for massive hemorrhaging from ...
Yilmaz, Sedat - - 2012
Although neurological involvement in Behcet's disease is not so uncommon, isolated spinal cord disease is quite rare and reported to be observed in about 2% of all cases with neurological involvement. Here we report a Behcet's patient with spinal cord disease presented with anterior spinal cord syndrome. This rare syndrome ...
Srikakulam, Sundeep - - 2012
Neuropsychiatric (NP) systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex entity comprising 19 different discrete syndromes. We report a case of a 32-year-old female with SLE and new onset neurological symptoms and radiographic evidence of a contrast enhancing lesion on brain MRI. The lesion was successfully excised and found to be ...
Alias, Abie - - 2012
Objective: Review of the literature addressing the rheumatic manifestations of various malignancies as well as of common chemotherapeutic agents.
Li, Bingkun - - 2012
Collecting duct carcinoma (CDC) of the kidney coexistent with giant adrenal myelolipoma is rare. We report a case of 70-year-old female who presented with a history of gross hematuria and back pain. On investigation, she had a mass in the left kidney and left adrenal gland, respectively. The patient underwent ...
Patel, Timil - - 2012
Renal epithelioid angiomyolipoma (E-AML) is a rare variant of angiomyolipoma (AML). It is a mesenchymal tumour believed to originate from the perivascular epithelioid cell (PEC). Unlike conventional AML which are benign, E-AML has a rare aggressive behaviour. Conventional AML is typically triphasic containing adipose tissue, smooth muscle and dystrophic vessels ...
Brunocilla, Eugenio - - 2012
Renal leiomyomas are rare benign tumours of the kidney originating from muscle cells. They are usually found by an autopsy, whether the patient is asymptomatic or has symptoms (i.e., abdominal/flank pain, hematuria, palpable mass). Today the widespread use of ultrasonography and computed tomography has increased the detection of clinically asymptomatic ...
Youssef, Fady - - 2012
Long-acting luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists, such as goserelin, have been used for locally advanced and metastatic prostate cancer for many years and are the main forms of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Acting on pituitary LHRH receptors, they initially stimulate a transient rise in serum follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and LH. ...
Dason, Shawn - - 2012
Urothelial carcinoma (UC) rarely metastasizes to the penis and skin. We report the case of a 73-year-old man with UC metastases to the corpus spongiosum and dermis of the distal penis. We also review the clinicopathologic characteristics and management options for UC metastasizing to the penis. The patient presented with ...
Jian, Peter - - 2012
The use of bowel segments in urinary diversions has been associated with an increased risk of neoplasia. This report describes three cases of intestinal adenocarcinoma following urinary diversion. In the first case, a 73-year-old woman developed moderately-differentiated colonic adenocarcinoma in her Indiana pouch 10.5 years after cystectomy. The second case ...
Özer, Cevahir - - 2012
A rare syndrome, Chilaiditi s syndrome is interposition of the colon only or with the small intestine in hepatodiaphragmatic area. It may be asymptomatic, but it may also present with symptoms, such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation and respiratory distress. We present a patient who was admitted with urological ...
Zhu, Justin - - 2012
We report a rare case of recurrent florid cystitis cystica et glandularis (CCEG), common type, causing obstruction of the left ureterovesicle junction (UVJ) leading to renal colic and hydronephrosis. A 43-year-old man was admitted with renal colic, left UVJ obstruction, left hydronephrosis and azotemia. Cystoscopy showed a [greater than]4-cm bladder ...
Lefresne, Shilo - - 2012
Metastases to the eye or orbit as the initial presentation of genitourinary malignancy are unusual and can be a diagnostic challenge. We report an 81-year-old man who presented with pain and proptosis in an eye that had been blind for 50 years. Radiologic investigations identified a mass involving the left ...
Chao, Chia-Ter - - 2012
A patient with a suspected malignancy and pancytopenia warrants much consideration. Most clinicians would consider bone marrow infiltrative process, heralding a grave prognosis. However, rare occurrence of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is another diagnostic possibility we should keep in mind. The treatment choices and overall prognosis may differ from patients without hemophagocytosis. ...
Suzuki, Kenjiro - - 2012
Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the pelvis are relatively rare and difficult to treat because of multiple and extensive feeding vessels. We report the case of a 69-year-old male with pelvic congenital AVM that was detected during tests for dysuria. He visited our hospital complaining of voiding difficulty. Digital rectal examination ...
De Berardinis, - - 2012
Nested variant of urothelial cell carcinoma (NVUC) is a rare histological entity, with about 80 reported cases. It has a deceptively benign appearance with an aspect characterized by confluent small nest or urothelial s cell tubules. This tumour often resembles inverted papilloma, von Brunn s nests (VBNs), cystitis cystica, nephrogenic ...
Mollberg, Nathan - - 2012
Metastatic papillary renal cell carcinoma (RCC) to the heart has never been reported. We report the case of a 73-year-old patient with papillary RCC metastatic to the left and right ventricles, found during a triple vessel coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Spurrell, Mark - - 2012
We describe a case of a large, minimally symptomatic, urinoma presenting 3 years after emergent repair of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. We discuss the symptoms and signs, as well as the imaging, treatment and prevention options, for this rare complication. Because of the high mortality associated with delayed diagnosis ...
Kaneko, Gou - - 2012
A 47-year-old woman visited our hospital with complaints of frequent urination and intensive pelvic pain. Painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis (PBS/IC) was suspected based on her symptoms. Hydrodistention was performed, and crack and petechial hemorrhage were found, and she was treated with tricyclic antidepressants and antihistamine. However, these treatments were ineffective. ...
Stojadinovi, Miroslav - - 2012
Spontaneous bladder perforation is a rare presenting feature of bladder malignancy. We describe an unusual case of a patient, admitted to emergency, with diffuse abdominal pain due to spontaneous bladder rupture in association with a micropapillary carcinoma. A diagnosis of an intraperitoneal bladder perforation was made during an emergency operation. ...
Alkhudair, Waleed - - 2012
Robotic reconstruction of the retrocaval ureter is gaining momentum as the method of choice for surgically treating this rare condition. Maintaining the retrocaval ureteric segment further facilitates the procedure. We report a case of a 23-year-old man who underwent intraperitoneal robotic resection anastomosis and repositioning of the retrocaval ureter. We ...
Boscolo-Berto, Rafael - - 2012
Nephrogenic adenoma is an uncommon benign lesion of the urinary tract induced by chronic irritation of the vesical mucosa, due to infection, trauma, surgery, calculi, foreign bodies and chemical agents. A 68-year-old male was admitted to our linic for a periodical cystoscopic evaluation as part of a follow-up initiated due ...
Denstedt, John - - 2012
Richard, Patrick - - 2012
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Couture, Julie - - 2012
Juvenile granulosa cell tumour (JGCT) of the testis is a benign neoplasm rarely seen in children. It usually presents as a unilateral scrotal mass and can be associated with genital ambiguity and chromosomal anomalies. Radical orchiectomy is the treatment of choice. We present an infant with a JGCT of the ...
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Cormier, Tina - - 2012
As frontline nurses, we know firsthand the many challenges of renal disease faced by our patients and the impact on their lives and their families. How can we help them cope with their illness? How can we improve their quality of life? How can we prevent the complications inherent to ...
Amos, Anita - - 2012
Historically, there have been indications that we need to change the way we work and think about our health care processes. Yet, with the urgency to keep abreast of the changing needs of our patients, have we seen these signs? Moreover, how do we respond to the inevitable change processes ...
Ellis, Harold - - 2012
In the English-speaking world, the eponym 'Graves' Disease' is commonly used to describe hyperthyroidism, usually in association with exopthalmos and usually in young women. I personally avoid this term and I hope to convince you of my reason for this in this paper.
Schindler, Oliver - - 2012
Once upon a time the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) enjoyed a relatively unchartered existence, when only a fall from a jousting horse or chariot might have sent a knight or gladiator into early retirement due to an unstable knee. In today's world of high speed travel and an ever increasing ...
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