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Benoliel R - - 1998
The case of a woman with short neuralgiform paroxysmal pain of 2 years duration is described. Pain attacks were always accompanied by ipsilateral lacrimation and conjunctival injection. Standard anti-neuralgic therapy, amitriptyline and indomethacin, failed to eliminate or reduce pain. At the end of a 30-month active period the patient seemed ...
LeVasseur J G - - 1998
BACKGROUND: Electrosurgery is frequently employed in the treatment of skin cancer and other dermatologic conditions in the elderly. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) and pacemakers are most commonly seen in this older population. Potentially hazardous electrosurgical interference exists with the function of ICDs and pacemakers in this setting. OBJECTIVE: Our goal is ...
Mortelé K - - 1998
We report a rare case of a young girl with an embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the right aryepiglottic fold. Local disease recurrence, occurring 7 years after subtotal resection and adjuvant chemotherapy, was studied with plain radiography, CT and MRI. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report illustrating ...
Plantin P - - 1998
Eosinophilic pustulosis of the scalp was first described in 1984. It has also been described in other sites than the scalp. We report a case in which the lesions exclusively involved the genitals. A 4-month-old boy presented with papulopustular lesions of the genitals in the form of pyodermitis with a ...
De Luca S - - 1998
Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis (IRF) is a rare urological disease, for which many pathogenic theories have been proposed. The authors report a series of 13 cases of IRF in order to evaluate the clinical, diagnostic, laboratory, therapeutic and prognostic aspects. They also report a rare case (the ninth case reported in ...
Chikama R - - 1998
BACKGROUND: In 1984, Gleich et al. described 4 patients with episodic angioedema associated with eosinophilia (EAE), which was characterized by recurrent episodes of angioedema and urticaria, eosinophilia, elevated serum IgM, fever, increased body weight and a benign course without involvement of the internal organs demonstrating that it was a clinical ...
Miyasaka L S - - 1998
PURPOSE: This article describes a clinically-diagnosed case of relapsing polychondritis (RP), attended at the Hospital São Paulo, and presents a literature review of the subject. SOURCE OF RESEARCH: The literature review was made via Medline (1990-96). Lilacs (1980-96), textbooks of rheumatology, and some articles about the history of the disease. ...
Betts T R - - 1997
Although runaway pacemaker was a relatively common occurrence, modern pacemaker design has made it extremely rare. We report a case occurring with a modern "soft-top" pacemaker that resulted from a loss of hermeticity. Although the different treatment options are discussed, the definitive maneuvre is explantation of the faulty pacemakers
Mandl D L - - 1997
OBJECTIVE: To reacquaint clinicians with a reportedly rare adverse event of agranulocytosis occurring after long-term administration of vancomycin and ticarcillin/clavulanate, with a subsequent review of other reported cases in the literature. CASE SUMMARY: A 45-year-old white woman with spina bifida developed agranulocytosis (2.7 x 10(3)/mm3 white blood cells with only ...
Cadle R M - - 1997
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of symptomatic syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) secretion associated with azithromycin and review the literature related to this adverse drug reaction. DATA SOURCES: Review articles identified by a computerized (MEDLINE) (1966-April 1996) and manual (Index Medicus) search. DATA SYNTHESIS: Azithromycin is a well-tolerated broad-spectrum ...
Ward K A - - 1997
The plantar calcaneocuboid ligaments have various configurations and are referred to in the literature by different names. The aims of this study were to classify the form and attachments of the plantar calcaneocuboid ligaments and to determine their dimensions to describe their morphology. The plantar aspects of 59 cadaver feet ...
Malcolm P N - - 1997
External ear canal cholesteatoma (EECC) is rare in ear, nose and throat (ENT) practice. Two cases, one bilateral, are described. Computed tomography demonstrates the extent of bony involvement. Erosion of the external canal should not be overlooked when reviewing CT of the petrous bone in cases of discharge from the ...
Coëtmeur D - - 1997
Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica (TO) is a rare and usually benign disorder affecting the trachea and occasionally the bronchi. We describe the case of a 46-year-old woman who was discovered to have TO at the time of a difficult intubation. This case was also unusual since the patient had presented no previous ...
Lewis D D - - 1997
Little information is available in the medical and nursing literature concerning organ recovery from brain-dead, pregnant individuals. Many healthcare professionals might rule out such patients as potential donors, especially if childbirth is a possibility. This article presents an actual case study in which the birth of a healthy infant and ...
Schreuder F - - 1997
Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare condition, but has a devastating clinical course if it is not diagnosed early and treated aggressively. There are usually a number of organisms implicated in its pathogenesis, but in this case report a patient is presented in whom the only organism isolated from both tissue ...
Barrella M - - 1997
We here present an unusual case of hypokaliemic rhabdomyolysis, characterised by a sthenic deficit exclusively involving the distal muscles of the upper limbs and secondary to chronic glycyrrhizic acid intoxication, and by the absence of even ictal arterial hypertension. We discuss the etiopathogenetic bases and the risks related to the ...
Snow R E - - 1997
Peripartum pubic symphysis separation is a recognized complication of pregnancy with incidence estimates ranging from 1:300 to 1:30,000. Characteristic symptoms of symphyseal separation include suprapubic pain and tenderness with radiation to the back of legs, difficulty ambulating, and occasionally, bladder dysfunction. Clinical history, presenting symptoms, and response to therapy are ...
Deligeoroglou E - - 1997
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) is a frequent gynecological problem during adolescence and the most frequent cause of urgent admission to the hospital over this period of life. In about 95% of cases it is caused by the late maturation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis (HPO), leading to anovulatory cycles. These adolescents ...
Nagler R - - 1997
Actinomycosis was first described as a clinical entity over 100 years ago. However, the fundamental characteristics of this entity have not been fully discussed, and major questions remain unanswered, such as the highly diversified pathogenicity of the phenomenon according to numerous published case reports and clarification of solid diagnostic criteria. ...
Papadopoulos K I - - 1997
Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) is a neuromuscular disorder that, in a global perspective, only affects a small percentage of patients with thyrotoxicosis of any aetiology, but is a fairly common phenomenon in Asian populations where it predominantly occurs in males. Three typical cases are presented here. All three patients were ...
Kumar B - - 1997
BACKGROUND: A case of Scedosporium prolificans corneoscleritis is reported in a patient who had developed scleral necrosis following pterygium surgery, with adjunctive beta-irradiation. This fungus has been reported to be the causative organism in only two previous cases of corneoscleritis. METHODS: The patient presented with signs and symptoms typical of ...
Miller M L - - 1997
Chrysiasis and chrysoderma are terms used to describe permanent pigmentation of the skin due to the parenteral administration of gold salts. A case of chrysiasis, including a photomicrograph of the characteristic orange-red birefringence of gold in tissue when viewed under cross-polarized light, is presented. A review of the literature on ...
Kwon K S - - 1997
In 1975, Mehregan et al (1) proposed the term pedunculated lipofibroma for the solitary form of NLCS in the view of its distinctive clinicopathologic features. Subsequently, Nogita et al reported and reviewed 32 cases of pedunculated lipofibroma in 1994. Pedunculated lipofibroma is a relatively rare form of benign connective tissue ...
de Leval L - - 1997
Hepatic fatty change is a common lesion. Two forms are recognized: micro- and macrovesicular steatosis, the former being much less frequent and more serious than the latter. The case of an alcoholic woman under anticonvulsivant therapy and with medications for a syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) who ...
Weiss R L - - 1997
A high jugular bulb is often discovered as an incidental finding that is asymptomatic. Conductive hearing loss in association with this anomaly may occur, but has been reported infrequently in the literature. We report five cases of high jugular bulb and associated conductive hearing loss. Mechanisms to explain the conductive ...
Carlin A S - - 1997
This is the first case report to demonstrate the efficacy of immersive computer-generated virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (touching real objects which patients also saw in VR) for the treatment of spider phobia. The subject was a 37-yr-old female with severe and incapacitating fear of spiders. Twelve weekly 1-hr ...
Mercuri E - - 1997
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: We wished to determine the pattern of cerebellar disease in children with a history of premature birth and early ultrasound evidence of intraventricular haemorrhage and/or parenchymal lesions of the cerebral hemispheres. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MRI findings for all premature infants examined in a 3-year period (73 patients) ...
Julius C J - - 1997
Many causes for ABO discrepancy between red blood cell and serum testing have been cited in the literature. ABO discrepancy due to weak or absent reverse type is most often seen at the extremes of age. We report a case of ABO discrepancy in a 25-year-old woman who presented for ...
Fetherston C - - 1997
This study describes the reported management and treatment strategies which are advised by health professionals and undertaken by mothers with mastitis using data obtained from a self report questionnaire completed by women who suffered a total of 78 cases of mastitis within the first three months postpartum. This study revealed ...
Allison G H - - 1997
This paper revives an issue dormant in recent psychoanalytic literature--that of psychogenic causes of infertility. Modern technology to overcome anatomic or physiological blocks to fertility has probably contributed to the assumption that the psychogenic issue is obsolete. However, a broader perspective on the vicissitudes of pregnancy and motherhood in women ...
Spraker T R - - 1997
Between March 1981 and June 1995, a neurological disease characterized histologically by spongiform encephalopathy was diagnosed in 49 free-ranging cervids from northcentral Colorado (USA). Mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) were the primary species affected and accounted for 41 (84%) of the 49 cases, but six Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus elaphus nelsoni) ...
Turoglu H T - - 1997
A 79-yr-old woman with asymptomatic subclavian vein thrombosis associated with transvenous pacemaker electrode and congestive heart failure is reported. The subclavian thrombosis was discovered accidentally from the first-pass radionuclide angiogram that is routinely performed with the intravenous bolus injection of the radiopharmaceutical for a gated blood-pool study. It demonstrated venous ...
Zalel Y - - 1997
OBJECTIVE: The current study was undertaken in order to identify the clinical characteristics and natural history, as well as methods of investigation and available therapy, of persistent gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) following the evacuation of partial hydatidiform mole (PM). METHODS: Case reports of persistent GTD following the evacuation of partial ...
Rideout B A - - 1997
Balamuthia mandrillaris is a newly described free-living amoeba capable of causing fatal meningoencephalitis in humans and animals. Because the number of human cases is rapidly increasing, this infection is now considered an important emerging disease by the medical community. A retrospective review of the pathology database for the Zoological Society ...
Fegan J E - - 1997
We describe a case of angiomyolipoma arising in the retroperitoneum and review other reported cases of extrarenal angiomyolipoma. We review the histologic characteristics of angiomyolipoma and describe our diagnostic evaluation. This case is the fifth reported occurrence of extrarenal retroperitoneal angiomyolipoma. In our case, as in the others, the correct ...
Wang J N - - 1997
Candidiasis of the larynx is rare and often related to immunocompromised hosts. We here report a case of laryngeal candidiasis in an immunocompetent infant. The diagnosis was obtained by direct fibre-optic laryngoscopy with specimens submitted for culture. He received anti-fungal medication and was quite well at 1-year follow up. The ...
Trilli L E - - 1996
OBJECTIVE: To report three cases of a suspected interaction between warfarin and fluvastatin. CASE SUMMARIES: Three patients receiving stable warfarin dosages with therapeutic international normalized ratios (INRs) exhibited increased INRs when fluvastatin was added to their maintenance regimens. While none of the patients experienced a bleeding episode, they did require ...
Martínez-Lage J F - - 1996
BACKGROUND: In most cases, craniosynostosis is a sporadic occurrence of unknown etiology. Efforts to ascertain the exact, cause of this deformation often fall to reveal its origin and pathogenetic mechanism. Some previous reports have described isolated instances of the association of neural tube defects (NTD) and craniosynostosis, but in none ...
Ryles M T - - 1996
BACKGROUND: With the potential for higher aircraft and cabin altitudes, the way in which altitude decompression sickness (DCS) presents continues to be of interest. The majority of previous papers on the symptomatology of DCS are retrospective reviews of patients treated hours or days post-exposure. The initial presentation while still at ...
Birkinshaw R I - - 1996
Six cases of hairdryer syncope are presented. This is a recurrent phenomenon, never previously described in medical literature, though it has been recognised for some time by some hairdressers. Elderly ladies sit under hood hairdryers at hairdressing salons for periods of up to 30 minutes. We observed that under these ...
Diamant D S - - 1996
A rare cause of limb amputation is heparin-associated thrombocytopenia with thrombosis (HATT). There have been no case reports in the rehabilitation literature of lower extremity amputation secondary to HATT. Three case reports are presented to illustrate how HATT can develop and cause limb ischemia with subsequent amputation. HATT occurs in ...
Leone F - - 1996
The authors report the data concerning 2295 women tested for toxoplasmosis immunodiagnosis, in the Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases of "La Sapienza" University of Rome in the years 1993-1994. Four hundred eleven cases (17.9%) were positive for IgG only; 2 cases (0.1%) for IgM only; 15 cases (0.6%) for ...
Sing T M - - 1996
A 10 year old Vietnamese girl presented with clinical features of an acute encephalitic process. A cerebral angiogram performed to rule out vasculitis showed narrowing at the supraclinoid internal carotid and terminal basilar arteries. A diagnosis of rabies was established at autopsy. Although the major blood vessels and basal meninges ...
Wang Y - - 1996
OBJECTIVE: To study the relations between the sides of linguistic cerebral dominance and of cerebral lesions and manuality in Chinese aphasics and whether there is essential difference between Chinese Han nationality and Westerners in the linguistic cerebral dominant laterality. METHODS: 309 cases of cerebral infarction (225 cases) and cerebral hemorrhage ...
Masip M J - - 1996
A case of neurofibroma of the larynx occurring in generalized neurofibromatosis (von Recklinghausen's disease) is presented, and the previously reported pediatric cases are reviewed. Laryngeal involvement in neurofibromatosis is rare and the predominant signs and symptoms include dyspnea, stridor, loss or change of voice and dysphagia. Problems posed related to ...
Piette M L - - 1996
This paper is a case presentation and discussion of a 12-year-old boy previously in excellent health who presents with dematomal herpes zoster. Although not unheard of, the occurrence of herpes zoster in the pediatric population is infrequent. This case provides the opportunity to address many of the aspects of herpes ...
Schmid A - - 1996
Inflammatory pseudotumors of the liver represent a rare entity in the world literature, only 53 cases have been reported previously. Patients present with fever, upper abdominal pain, and weight loss. The finding is usually mistaken as a malignant lesion. Therefore most of the reported patients (77.4%, n = 41) underwent ...
Ostrov B E - - 1996
Cytophagic histiocytic panniculitis (CHP) can be a severe variant of Weber-Christian disease characterized by the histopathologic appearance of lobular panniculitis infiltrated by histiocytes containing blood cell fragments and by a clinical course with marked systemic features including multiorgan failure, hypertriglyceridemia, and coagulopathy, which may lead to death. Therapy of CHP ...
Plemmons R M - - 1996
Mycobacterium fortuitum is a rarely reported cause of otitis media and mastoiditis. We report such a case recently seen at our institution and review the four previously published cases of this disease entity. Amikacin is recommended in the current medical literature as empirical treatment of disease due to M. fortuitum, ...
Chen Y H - - 1996
Epistaxis is one of the common complications of nasotracheal intubation. Clinical patterns of all nasal bleeding are mild and may stop spontaneously in most patients. Serious nasal bleeding requiring hospitalization are rare. Nasal bleeding occurs more frequently in children than in adults. Among adults, men have a higher incidence than ...
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