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Amenta Peter S PS Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 717 S. Columbus Blvd, Unit 607, Philadelphia 19147, - - 2014
Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is typically encountered in the elderly population. Significant inconsistencies currently exist regarding the definition of the disorder, the true incidence of CSM in younger populations, and the established diagnostic criteria. To highlight the lack of standardization in the definition and diagnosis of CSM. A PubMed literature ...
Gerardi Maria Chiara MC Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialità Mediche, Reumatologia, Sapienza Università di Roma, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161, Rome, - - 2014
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is an inflammatory rheumatic disorder in elderly people. It is frequently associated with giant-cell arteritis (GCA), although it is still debated if they are the same disease or two distinct pathologies. The etiology of PMR remains challenging, although current knowledge supports the role of both genetic and ...
Malik Fahd F Psychiatry registrar, Redcliffe-Caboolture Mental Health Service, Caboolture, QLD, - - 2014
To explore aspects of anorexia nervosa occurring in older populations, especially men, by reviewing the literature and presenting a case study of an elderly man with unexplained vomiting and weight loss. The literature is reviewed and an illustrative case study of an elderly man with unexplained vomiting and weight loss ...
Crist Lindsey W LW Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences, Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, - - 2014
This case describes an 85-year-old African-American female with atrial arrhythmias on dofetilide maintenance therapy who presented to an ambulatory cardiology clinic with hypotension. The pharmacist identified a potential major drugdrug interaction between dofetilide and the thiazide diuretic, chlorthalidone. Because of the patient's hypotension, it was decided to discontinue chlorthalidone to ...
Onuk O O Department of Urology, Taksim Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2014
Ectopic intrathoracic kidney is an extremely rare congenital anomaly and it is often asymptomatic and discovered incidentally on chest radiography. Although congenital thoracic kidney is mostly seen in infants, it can be diagnosed in neonatal age and adults as well. Herein, we present a 72- year-old woman who had a ...
Afzal Shaista S Department of Radiology, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Stadium Road, - - 2014
Lymphangioma develops as a consequence of lymphatic malformation and blockage of lymphatic flow. Pancreatic lymphangioma is a rare benign tumour which can grow reasonably large prior to manifestation of symptoms. On imaging, it appears as a complex multiseptated cystic mass. However, this appearance is not diagnostic and overlaps with cystic ...
Alkatan Hind M HM Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi - - 2014
Listeria monocytogenes is an aerobic, motile, gram positive bacillus recognized as an intercellular pathogen in human where it most frequently affects neonates, pregnant women, elderly patients, and immunosuppressed individuals as well as healthy persons. Ocular listeriosis is rare, most frequently in the form of conjunctivitis, but has been also shown ...
Batra Jyoti - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: To report a rare case of primary localized lacrimal gland amyloidosis and present a detailed review of the literature. Method: A 72-year-old woman presented with painless mass of 3 years' duration in the supero-temporal left orbit arising from the lacrimal gland. The patient underwent an excision biopsy and ...
Anis Emilia - - 2013
As a crossroads for bird migration between Africa and Eurasia and with its long history of human infection, Israel has been a major focus of attention during the continuing global spread of West Nile fever (WNF). This article reviews the background and reemergence of WNF in Israel; the recent epidemiology ...
Mavrodaris Angelique - - 2013
To perform a systematic review of the literature on the prevalence of cognitive impairment and dementia in sub-Saharan Africa. Five electronic databases were searched for relevant abstracts and to identify papers eligible for full-text review. A study was included if two authors agreed that it had a cohort, case-control or ...
Paine P - - 2013
The characterisation and management of chronic severe gastrointestinal (GI) dysmotility are challenging. It may cause intestinal failure requiring home parenteral nutrition (HPN). To review the presentation, aetiology, characterisation, management and outcome of chronic severe GI dysmotility, and to suggest a pragmatic management algorithm. PubMed search was performed up to December ...
Carrillo-Esper Raúl - - 2013
We report a case of rhombencephalitis infection by Listeria monocytogenes in a 66-year-old man with cirrhosis. The CSF analysis indicated L. monocytogenes as the most likely pathogen. Blood and CSF culture were positive to L. monocytogenes and MRI findings were suggestive of rhomboencephalitis. The treatment was started empirically and then ...
Silva Gyl E B - - 2013
Glomerulonephritis may complicate the course of a wide variety of malignant diseases. However, there are relatively few reports of membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). We describe for the first time a case of MGN associated with splenic marginal zone lymphoma with extreme plasmacytic differentiation and bone ...
Marek Aleksandra - - 2013
Vibrio cholerae is a serious public health problem worldwide but in the United Kingdom (UK) V. cholerae infections are rare. Here we report a case of V.cholerae bacteraemia in an elderly patient. To our knowledge this is the first non-travel related V cholerae bacteraemia in the UK.
Miserocchi Elisabetta - - 2013
Purpose: We describe the worldwide epidemiology of uveitis through a systematic literature review.‚Ä©Methods: Data obtained from the most relevant studies published until November 2012 were reported.‚Ä©Results: Results of our research were structured in sections about the epidemiology of uveitis by anatomical location of inflammation (anterior, intermediate, posterior, and panuveitis), type ...
Kudur Mohan H - - 2013
Angiokeratoma of Fordyce occurring over vulva is rare. Angiokeratoma of Fordyce commonly occurs in males over scrotum or penile shaft and presents as multiple verrucous reddish papules. They are usually asymptomatic and noticed accidentally. In the present article, we present and review the literature of giant angiokeratoma of Fordyce in ...
Salemis Nikolaos S - - 2013
Myofibroblastoma of the breast (MFB) is a rare benign tumor of mesenchymal origin with only 80 cases reported in the literature so far. It most commonly occurs in elderly males and postmenopausal females and grows slowly over a period of months to years. In this study we describe a very ...
Liu Jiaying - - 2013
INTRODUCTION: Neurogenic tumors of the larynx are extremely rare, accounting for less than 1% of all benign laryngeal tumors. The lesions that have been described in current literature are located either in the supraglottis or subglottis, mainly affecting the pediatric population and associated with von Recklinghausen disease. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive ...
Singh Iqbal - - 2013
Ureterosciatic hernia (USH) is a rarely described entity and is an extremely rare cause of refractory flank pain. We report the diagnostic dilemma, and sequential endourological and finally the successful robotic management of one such symptomatic USH in an elderly woman who had presented with ipsilateral refractory flank pain, hydroureteronephrosis, ...
Shankarappa Ravindranath Khandenahally - - 2013
Isolated tricuspid valve disease is rare. We report the case of a 65-year-old female patient who presented with right heart failure. Initial echocardiographic evaluation revealed a giant right atrium (RA) with severe tricuspid inflow obstruction with regurgitation. A comprehensive two- and three-dimensional echocardiographic evaluation revealed a dysplastic tricuspid valve resulting ...
Mills Peter D - - 2013
ABSTRACT: This study examines the health system factors associated with completed suicide among veterans older than 65 years. All root cause analysis reports of suicides that occurred between 2008 and 2010 in the Veterans Health Administration were reviewed; of those, 46 reports were for those 65 years or older. The ...
Nagata Kokoro - - 2013
Ameloblastomas frequently occur in relatively young people, but are rarely seen in people aged 80 years or older. We report a case of mandibular ameloblastoma in an elderly patient with a review of the literature. The patient was a 82-year-old man who noticed swelling of the gingiva approximately 2 weeks ...
Falidas Evangelos - - 2013
Elastofibroma dorsi (ED) is an uncommon, slow-growing, benign, soft tissue tumor of unclear pathogenesis, typically located at the subscapular region of elderly people. It may be unilateral or bilateral. Though many patients are asymptomatic, ED can cause local deformity and symptoms such as periscapular pain or discomfort. Herein we report ...
Maercker Andreas - - 2013
Life-review interventions (LRI) are psychotherapeutic techniques originally derived from gerontology, which can be distinguished from other biographical and reminiscing techniques. They have been systematically implemented and investigated not only in elderly clients with depression, cognitive decline, in oncology units and in hospices but also in adolescents with various mental problems. ...
Maldeniya Pramudith M - - 2013
Delirious mania has been well recognized in the published literature and in the clinic. Over the years there has been refinement of understanding of its clinical features, course, and treatment. The literature suggests that delirious mania should be considered in individuals who present with a constellation of sudden onset delirium, ...
D'Ambrosio Giancarlo - - 2013
Myofibroblastoma (MFB) is an uncommon benign mesenchymal tumor that may arise in several organs and tissue. Although most of reported cases were located in the breast, it is extremely rare, representing less than 1% of breast tumor. MFB has predominantly seen in elderly men, but some cases have been described ...
Wang Apphia - - 2013
Purpura annularis telangiectodes (PAT), also known as Majocchi purpura, is a rare form of pigmented purpuric dermatosis characterized by non-palpable red-brown, occasionally pruritic patches which progress to hyperpigmented halos. Purpura annularis telangiectodes usually presents in female adolescents as benign symmetric lesions with a predilection for the lower extremities. We present ...
Shimada Asami - - 2013
An 85-year-old man presented with pain and numbness in the left buttock, and physical examination revealed an approximately 7 cm mass extending from the first to the third sacral vertebrae; biopsy of the mass led to the diagnosis of CD10-negative, BCL6-weakly positive, MUM1-positive, non-germinal center (non-GC) type diffuse large B-cell ...
Mohd Slim M Atif - - 2013
Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) is a rare adverse effect of recombinant erythropoietin (rEPO). Affected patients rapidly become transfusion-dependent, with many requiring immunosuppressive therapy for remission. We report a confirmed case in an elderly female, possibly the first of its kind in New Zealand, who was started on rEPO for ...
Patel Priyank P Department of Internal Medicine, B-301 Clinical Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, - - 2013
Acute cerebellitis is a rare diagnosis found mostly in the pediatric population. The etiology, in most instances, is unknown. We describe the case of a 61-year-old woman who presented with acute mental status changes, signs of cerebellar dysfunction, and MRI findings of acute cerebellitis. A brief review of the existing ...
Thomas Anitha Ann AA Address: Department of Tissue Pathology and Cytopathology, PathWest Laboratory Medicine, QEII Medical Centre, Hospital Ave, Nedlands WA 6009 ; School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Western Australia, Western - - 2013
Presence of bone marrow elements in cerebrospinal fluid is rare. Journal publications on this topic are few and majority of them were written over a decade ago mostly as case reports in young children or the elderly. The increased cellularity and presence of myeloid precursors can be a pitfall and ...
Moon Il Ha IH Department of Otorhinolayngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Bucheon Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon, - - 2012
Preauricular masses are commonly seen in the otology clinic. Excisional biopsy is essential for diagnosis, and treatment is necessary to reduce the risk of malignancy and for cosmetic purposes. We recently treated a rare case of angioleiomyoma of the preauricular area. Angioleiomyoma is a benign tumor arising from smooth muscle ...
Liu Xin-Li - - 2012
Hepatoid carcinoma of the ovary is a type of tumor resembling hepatocellular carcinoma that arises from the ovary. Hepatoid carcinoma patients are predominantly elderly females ranging between 35 and 78 years of age, with an average age of 56 years. It was suggested that, microscopically, bile canalicular structures are rare, ...
Baduni Neha - - 2012
Myxedema coma is a life-threatening but uncommon complication of long-standing, neglected hypothyroidism. It was first reported by Ord in 1879. Till date only around 200 cases have been reported in literature. The incidence in European countries is 0.22 per million per year. No epidemiological data is available from the Indian ...
Reilly Daniel J - - 2012
Gallbladder torsion is a rare disease, predominantly affecting elderly women. It is an important differential in the acute surgical abdomen. A total of 324 published case reports of torsion of the gallbladder were reviewed. Features in diagnostic imaging suggestive of torsion were reviewed and summarized. Gallbladder torsion is primarily a ...
Kataria Rashim - - 2012
Small spinal intradural extramedullary schwannoma are a common occurrence in the middle aged. However, giant schwannoma in pediatric age group is rare. We report one such case of giant extradural lumbosacral schwannoma in an 8-year-old child. Clinical features, histopathology and management of giant schwannoma is discussed and the present literature ...
Soto Guerrero Yazmín - - 2012
An Aspergilloma is a "ball" of fungal mycelia composed of Aspergillus species developing in a pre-existing lung cavity. This uncommon entity may cause hemoptysis and may be a diagnostic challenge. We present imaging and review the literature of a recent case managed in our institution.
Dimri Deepak - - 2012
Histoid leprosy, an uncommon variant of lepromatous leprosy, develops usually as relapse in lepromatous patients who are on dapsone monotherapy, but uncommonly arises de novo. This rare form of the disease, with unique clinical and histopathological features, may pose a diagnostic challenge even to astute clinicians. We report the case ...
Pellegrino Micaela - - 2012
Objective. To report the rare case of a thymic neuroblastoma, in an elderly woman with SIADH at presentation. Methods. Clinical and biochemical data of the patient are presented and the pertinent literature is reviewed. Results. a 79-year-old woman was admitted into our department with worsening asthenia, severe hyponatremia (114.8 mEq/L), low ...
Chueng Kristelle - - 2012
Ludwig's angina can seldom be complicated by necrotizing fasciitis. Due to the rapidly progressing nature of this infection and the potential for airway compromise and death, it is important to be aware of different ways in which this disease process can present in order to recognize and treat it emergently. ...
Upadhyaya Prerna - - 2012
Poor reporting of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) by doctors is a major hindrance to successful pharmacovigilance. The present study was designed to assess first-year residents' knowledge of ADR reporting. First-year postgraduate doctors at a private medical college completed a structured questionnaire. The responses were analyzed by nonparametric methods. All doctors ...
Kintarak Jutatip - - 2012
Elastofibroma is an uncommon fibroelastic tumor-like lesion which usually presents in a characteristic area between the lower portion of the scapula and the chest wall, lying deep to the latissimus dorsi and rhomboid major muscles. It appears almost exclusively in elderly individuals and is associated with history of repetitive tissue ...
Nakagomi Daiki - - 2011
Yellow nail syndrome is an idiopathic condition characterized by a triad consisting of yellow nail, lymphedema, and pulmonary manifestations. Thiol compounds such as D-penicillamine have been reported to be the major cause of drug-induced yellow nail syndrome in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We recently experienced two Japanese cases with ...
Singh Smita - - 2012
Idiopathic myelofibrosis a disease of elderly is rarely seen in children. A case of chronic idiopathic myelofibrosis in an 8 year old boy with Down's syndrome is reported here, who presented with progressive pallor and hepatosplenomegaly. Peripheral blood examination revealed pancytopenia, macrocytic anemia and tear drop cells. No blasts were found. ...
Ernst Edzard - - 2011
This review critically evaluates the literature on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Design: Electronic databases were searched to identify all relevant systematic reviews of the effectiveness of CAM in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis published between January 2010 and January 2011. Reviews were ...
Puttasubbappa Preethi Shivanna PS Department of General Surgery, J.S.S Medical College, J.S.S University, Mysore, Karnataka - - 2013
Giant Fibroadenoma is commonly seen in young women. Here, we are reporting the case of an elderly lady who was diagnosed with Cystosarcoma Phylloides clinically and by FNAC. Simple mastectomy was performed and histopathology revealed a Giant Fibroadenoma. This report focuses on the rarity of the age of presentation, confusing ...
Balaraman Brundha - - 2011
Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) accounts for 18% of peripheral T-cell lymphomas worldwide. Skin involvement occurs in up to 50% of patients but poses a diagnostic dilemma because of the limited number of reported cases and subsequent lack of established diagnostic criteria. The purpose of this review is to examine common ...
Burnelli Roberta - - 2011
Neurological symptoms can represent the first clinical manifestation of central nervous system (CNS) involvement in Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). Because of its rarity, it is often misunderstood for other pathological processes. We report two cases of pediatric CNS HL, presenting with neurological symptoms at diagnosis. We have also reviewed the literature ...
Leak Ashley - - 2011
Survival rates of individuals with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) have increased in the past several years, as has the prevalence of older adults who are managing late and long-term effects of the disease and its treatment. In this integrative review, the state of the science for determining the quality of life ...
Vezzoli Pamela - - 2011
Background: T-cell/histiocyte-rich large B-cell lymphoma (THRLBCL) primarily presenting on the skin is an extremely rare entity with only sporadic cases reported in the literature. Methods: We here report an extraordinary case of primary cutaneous THRLBCL with self-healing and 24 months of follow-up. Results: The lesion was a dermohypodermal/subcutaneous circumscribed ulcerated ...
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