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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 YH Department of Anesthesiology, Chi-Mei Foundation Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan, - - 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 ...
Martínez-Frías M L - - 1996
A rare, neonatally lethal chondrodysplasia with histological characteristics was first described in 1978 and the authors named the condition fibrochondrogenesis. Here we report the eighth published case of fibrochondrogenesis. This was identified in a population of 1,158,067 consecutive livebirths, so we can assume that this figure should be the minimal ...
Trinkle R - - 1996
A review of mishaps involving pediatric patients receiving anticancer chemotherapy was undertaken in order to assist intervention. Although the case literature is too sparse to provide definite recommendations, suggestions for management are made in the event of an error with a high risk (based on the case literature) of life-threatening ...
Guex J J - - 1996
BACKGROUND: Some recent publications have emphasized the risk (up to 25%) of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) coexisting with a clinical evidence of superficial venous thrombosis (SVT). However, most papers on this topic are old and do not consider the use of the duplex scanning. OBJECTIVE: To determine what the spontaneous ...
Koroscil T M - - 1996
BACKGROUND: Hyperthecosis in a postmenopausal woman is a very rare cause of virilization, and only five cases have been reported previously. CASE: A woman presented with a nine-year history of increasing hirsutism and a mild virilization beginning in the perimenopausal period. Initial androgen metabolite concentrations suggested attenuated late-onset adrenal hyperplasia, ...
Guberman D - - 1996
A 12-year-old boy presented with knuckle pads, palmar keratoderma, and hand eczema. Since Morginson's description of knuckle pads associated with other dermatoses almost forty years ago, little attention has been given to this disorder. We describe a case and review some of the clinical aspects of this disorder.
Block K P - - 1996
Mucinous ductal ectasia is a recently defined neoplasm of the pancreas characterized by excessive mucin production. The natural history of this entity is unknown, and only two cases in people over the age of 80 yr have appeared in the literature. In this report, we review the literature on mucinous ...
Longridge N S - - 1996
Bilateral vestibular end organ failure in adult life is a rare condition with some specific known causes, such as relapsing polychondritis, autoimmune inner ear disease, Lues venerium, and an acute effect of gentamicin. This case report draws attention to a rare condition that is potentially recognizable early in its development. ...
Ragge N K - - 1996
Iris mammillations are rarely described, distinctive villiform protuberances that can cover the iris. In the majority of reported cases they are unilateral and sporadic, and are seen in association with oculodermal melanosis. In past literature and current clinical practice they are frequently confused with the iris nodules seen in neurofibromatosis ...
Basarab T - - 1996
A 20-year-old lady presented with a 3-month history of an itchy eruption affecting her face and trunk. Erythematous annular plaques with follicular papules and pustules at the margins were present on her face consistent with Ofuji's disease. A perifollicular and perivascular eosinophil-rich infiltrate was seen histologically, with infiltration of the ...
d'Arcangelo M - - 1996
Tissue expansion has been advocated as a method of obtaining enough skin to correct syndactyly without using skin grafts. However, results have been disappointing, indications are unclear, and complication rates are still relatively high. We review the published cases of syndactyly treated with tissue expansion, acknowledging the lack of data ...
McHenry C R - - 1995
A case of benign inflammatory pseudotumor of the spleen is described in a 71-year-old man who presented with left upper quadrant pain and anemia. Definitive diagnosis was made by a combination of microscopic examination with immunohistochemical stains and flow cytometry studies. To our knowledge this is only the 24th reported ...
Ciftci A O - - 1995
Malacoplakia is a specific chronic inflammatory disease. In the English-language literature, there are a few reports of gastrointestinal malacoplakia occurring in childhood. The authors present the first case of gastrointestinal malacoplakia involving a surgical wound and preventing healing, with persistent drainage; the patient was a 4-year-old boy. The clinicopathologic features ...
Piccoli B - - 1995
The paper analyses a case report of a female worker whose job required prolonged near visual effort and who suffered from multiple ophthalmological disorders. The specific case of interaction between the visual apparatus of the operator and the tasks performed is discussed, with particular reference to the unstable compensation that ...
Le Thi Huong D - - 1995
Ischemia is increasingly recognized as a cause of cholangiopathy. The aim of this study was to report a case of association of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria with abrupt-onset cholangiopathy. Anomalies resembling sclerosing cholangitis were documented in a patient suffering from recurrent biliary pain. None of the conditions that have been associated ...
Rodriguez-Jurado R - - 1995
We report a case of an uncommon, recently described disease manifesting shortly after birth, characterized by extensive soft tissue calcification with ossification, progressive osseous heteroplasia. We describe the complex histopathologic patterns present in this case, discuss the main differential diagnoses that the surgical pathologist must consider when confronted by soft ...
Nwosu E C - - 1995
Partial hydatidiform mole associated with live births is a rare condition. There are not enough cases in the literature to allow the assessment of comprehensive risks to be made and upon which management policies can be based. Several clinical dilemmas arise following diagnosis of a viable pregnancy associated with molar ...
Pinder M - - 1995
The concept of the systemic inflammatory response (SIRS) has recently been defined with suggested new terminology and criteria for diagnosis, and this has gained acceptance in the international literature. The importance of Gram-positive organisms as a cause of the SIRS has become increasingly recognised in recent years. This report describes ...
Alroe C J - - 1995
Four instances are presented of self-amputation of the pinna of the external ear carried out by three right-handed, white males between January 1993 and May 1993. The common characteristics of these subjects--two men with personality disorder and one with schizophrenia--are discussed and compared with other examples of self-mutilation involving the ...
Reiss M - - 1995
When a person is asked to cross their flexed legs then one thigh crossed over the other. This paper reviews the previous literature on leg crossing, and reports new data. In this study about 62% of the population (n = 292) are right leg-crossers, 26% are left leg-crossers, and the ...
Henrich D E - - 1995
BACKGROUND: Craniocervical necrotizing fasciitis (CCNF) is a rapidly progressive, severe bacterial infection of the superficial fascial planes of the head and neck. Group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus, staphylococcus aureus, and obligate anaerobic bacteria are common pathogens. The disease usually results from a dental source or facial trauma. Extensive fascial necrosis and ...
Lagarde E - - 1995
A heterosexual partners survey in rural Senegal, Africa, was carried out in 1992 to evaluate the reliability of self-reported answers about sexual practices. The authors followed 62 married couples weekly during a 5-week period to assess the level of agreement 1) between answers made by members of the same couple ...
Capezzuto A - - 1995
The authors describe 3 cases of AMI occurring shortly after a negative bicycle ergometer stress test. These cases represent an unfortunate but extremely rare complication of a relatively safe diagnostic procedure. The authors also focus on the pathogenesis of the ischemic event, which may be attributed either to intraplaque hemorrhage ...
Batt M E - - 1995
Osteitis pubis in athletes is an inflammatory condition of the pubic symphysis and surrounding muscular insertions. It is of uncertain etiology, however, and is seen particularly in those sports requiring sprinting and sudden changes of direction. There is a paucity of literature of this condition occurring in players of American ...
Warren F M - - 1995
Erythromelanosis follicularis faciei is an infrequently diagnosed disorder thought to be more common in men, with only seven reported cases in women. This condition consists of the clinical triad of well-demarcated erythema, hyperpigmentation, and follicular plugging on the face. We describe two additional female patients with this condition and present ...
Caldwell S H - - 1995
Case presentations are part of many clinicians' daily routines. The format for such presentations often involves stating the age, sex, and race of the patient in the opening description. However, although single-word racial labels such as "black" or "white" are of occasional help to the clinician, they are of limited ...
Barker A F - - 1995
Bronchiectasis is a chronic suppurative respiratory disease of declining prevalence but continuing morbidity due to recurrent respiratory infections and bronchial bleeding. Literature was reviewed through a Medline search for the past 4 years. Almost all reports are retrospective case summaries. This review focuses on the clinical assessment, stressing the recognition ...
Yakinci C - - 1995
Bejel is a form of endemic syphilis which is transmitted by non-venereal route. According to our knowledge, no cases of bejel have been reported from Turkey for more than 30 years. In this report, three children and their father who suffer from bejel are presented. The history, physical findings, laboratory ...
Sama A - - 1995
Dizziness is a common symptom in patients presenting to an otorhinolaryngologist. Hyperventilation accounts for up to 5% of cases with dizziness and is a contributory factor in a further 20% of cases. Six cases of dizziness due to hyperventilation are presented to illustrate the author's simple management policy. A high ...
Celani M F - - 1995
The case of a 34-yr-old Caucasian male with Graves' disease presenting with a flaccid quadriplegia and severe hypokalemia is reported. The weakness was prevalent at the lower extremities and began during nocturnal sleep, after a strenuous physical exertion performed during the day. Correction of hypokalemia promptly reversed the quadriplegia. The ...
Riegel B - - 1995
Psychogenic cough is a barking or honking cough, which is persistent and disruptive to normal activity. The cough may be a debilitating condition that interferes with work and social relationships. Although the frequency of this condition is low, it is not rare. The majority of cases reported involve pediatric or ...
Bouree P - - 1995
Anisakidosis (previously known as anisakiasis) is a disease caused by the accidental ingestion of larval nematodes (Anisakis and sometimes Pseudoterranova) in raw fish. Two groups of patients are studied: 5 clinical cases and 20 serological diagnoses. 55 French cases are already published. Most of them complained of acute symptoms, which ...
Ala T A - - 1995
The NINCDS-ADRDA criteria for the clinical diagnosis of probable Alzheimer disease (AD) state that "gait disturbances at the onset or very early in the course of the illness make the diagnosis of Alzheimer disease uncertain or unlikely," yet there have been few studies documenting the validity of the statement. We ...
Ramos A M - - 1995
Eight cases of subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis are presented. A lack or scarcity of fungal pigmentation was seen in six of these cases. The simple act of lowering the microscope condenser makes these uncolored fungi easily visible. The thick hyaline capsule becomes refringent, presenting single oval or round cells and septated hyphae, ...
Nagy Z Z - - 1996
Authors report two cases of multiple recurrent pterygia which were treated with the usual surgical technique (sec. Arlt) and a subsequent excimer laser treatment. In case one they used slit mode, in the other case spot mode was applied. The superficial phototherapeutic ablations were performed with an Aesculap Meditec MEL ...
Wo┼║niakowska-Gesicka T - - 1995
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis is a disease of rare incidence and unknown etiology. The descriptions of these rare cases refer to adults; there are few reports of children stricken with eosinophilic gastroenteritis. Our study presents a case of eosinophilic gastroenteritis in a 9-year-old girl suffering from recurrent abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, oedema ...
Hopkins R J - - 1994
We describe three cases of cerebral mucormycosis in intravenous drug users and review 22 previously reported cases. Involvement of the basal ganglia was demonstrated in all but two cases. Seven of the 10 patients tested for antibodies to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) were seronegative. Eight of the 25 patients ...
Grant H - - 1994
Yersinia pseudotuberculosis is an uncommon cause of abdominal pain. It has a much lower incidence than Yersinia enterocolitica, and most reports have emanated from Europe or North America. This report is about a patient with Yersiniosis affecting the appendix alone, in contrast to the usual picture of mesenteric adenitis or ...
Harris J P - - 1994
Contralateral delayed endolymphatic hydrops is described as the development of fluctuating hearing loss and episodic vertigo in a normal ear years following sensorineural hearing loss in the opposite ear. This condition is a variant of delayed endolymphatic hydrops in which new symptoms of severe episodic vertigo develop years later in ...
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