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Porzionato Andrea - - 2007
In the literature, little attention has been paid to the medico-legal implications of awareness during general anaesthesia, a complication which has been reported with an incidence of 0.5-2%. We present the case of a 39-year-old nurse who experienced awareness during salpingo-adnexectomy for tubo-ovarian pregnancy. The operation was performed as an ...
Cai Jianwen - - 2007
Case-cohort design has been advocated in many epidemiologic studies when studying rare diseases or events. In this design, with a rare event, all the events are selected for risk-factor assessment. When the event is not rare, it is desirable to consider a generalized case-cohort design, where only a fraction of ...
Zhan Chunliu - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (DVT/PE) are common complications after surgery and are associated with substantial excess mortality and length of stay. International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes recorded in hospital claims have been used to identify and study DVT/PE, but the validity of ...
Rovit Richard L - - 2007
OBJECT: Neurosurgeons are a high-risk group for allegations of malpractice. To determine the kinds of cases and the neurosurgical practice patterns associated with the highest proportion of litigation, the authors examined the experience over a 5-year period of a major physician-owned and -administered insurance company dealing with this issue, the ...
Ono Takashi - - 2007
A 60-year-old man who had been receiving dialysis for more than 30 years was admitted for treatment of cellulitis in his right thigh on November 7, 2003. He suffered from an ileus on December 14 and was found to have a huge, 7-cm-diameter, well-circumscribed fecalith, incarcerated at the splenic flexure ...
Berenji Fariba - - 2007
Only a few cases of Acanthocephala infections have been reported in humans, and Moniliformis moniliformis is the most common species around the world. We report here a case of infection with M. moniliformis, which passed in the stool of a 2-year-old girl in Iran. The patient had abdominal pain, diarrhea, ...
Vetter Richard S - - 2007
The dermatology and general medical literature is filled with articles that report skin disease caused by the brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa. A large number of these articles contain inadequate documentation of Loxosceles bites; many come from areas that have no Loxosceles spiders. Authors submitting papers alleging loxoscelism should adhere ...
Grimshaw, J M; Animal ...
This paper presents up to date account of 154 mammal species recorded on Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, and the surrounding area, from 1883 to the present, when 128 species are known to occur. Old records are reviewed and several new records added, while four recorded species have been excluded. One species, ...
Mico, Michelle A.
Egg burial in Yellow Warblers is a behaviour that has been frequently observed and recorded in the ornithological literature. According to the literature, burial in North America is rarely observed in passerine species other than the Yellow Warbler. One hundred and twenty-five records of burial were found for 56 species, ...
Alalade A O - - 2007
Day-case management of hyperemesis gravidarum was introduced at the Whipps Cross University Hospital in September 2003. A prospective study of patients managed as day cases between September and December 2003 was undertaken. A total of 27 cases were managed as day cases in accordance with set criteria. All were discharged ...
Ojo E O - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The practice of day case surgery is today an attractive and an appealing one with increase spread to many specialties and many regions of the world. However, there is a great variability in its use and application. OBJECTIVE: To determine the scope and degree of utilisation of day case ...
Sutton Patrice M - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Aircraft "disinsection" is the application of pesticides inside an aircraft to kill insects that may be on board. Over a 1-year period, California's tracking system received 17 reports of illness involving flight attendants exposed to pesticides following disinsection. METHODS: Interviews, work process observations, and a records review were conducted. ...
Buyck Bart - - 2007
This paper provides the first modern descriptions of Lactarius spp. from Madagascar since Heim's revision in 1938. Seven taxa are discussed in detail: In three cases (L. annulatoangustifolius, L. phlebophyllus, L. rubroviolascens), additional records were obtained for species described and last collected by Heim. For two species (L. aurantiifolius, L. ...
Matyas Bela T - - 2007
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, is the site of the only two recognized outbreaks of primary pneumonic tularemia in the United States. Beginning in 2000 and continuing through 2006, 59 presumed or confirmed tularemia cases have been reported from Martha's Vineyard, with more than 60% of these presumed to be due to ...
Alwi Idrus - - 2007
The main purpose of a case report is to educate clinicians about the clinical features, investigation, and/or the treatment of patients with unusual problems. It is important to remember that all the rules that apply to other forms of medical writing, also apply equally to case reports. The IMRAD format ...
Neuloh Georg - - 2007
OBJECT: Surgery for insular gliomas incurs a considerable risk of motor morbidity. In this study the authors explore the validity and utility of continuous motor tract monitoring to detect and reverse impending motor impairment during insular glioma resection. METHODS: Motor evoked potentials (MEPs) were successfully monitored during 73 operations to ...
Kupferman Todd A - - 2007
Calcific tendinitis of the prevertebral muscles is a rare clinical entity. Its nonspecific presenting symptoms (e.g., retropharyngeal space infection) may mimic an infectious etiology. Treatment is based on the administration of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for 2 to 3 weeks and cessation of symptom-provoking activity. Most patients will improve ...
Elliot Stuart C - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To report the use of pumpless extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal in two cases of acute severe asthma. DESIGN: Case reports. SETTING: Adult general intensive care unit, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK. PATIENTS: A 74-yr-old male and 52-yr-old female with life-threatening asthma developed progressive hypercapnia and severe acidosis that proved ...
Do Mi-Ok - - 2007
Lichen nitidus (LN) is an uncommon chronic inflammatory skin disease composed of numerous, tiny, shiny, flesh-colored papules that are predominantly observed on the chest, abdomen, glans penis and upper extremities. The distribution of LN is most often localized, but in some cases it can become generalized. Because LN tends to ...
Tolland J P - - 2007
Pseudoporphyria is a bullous photosensitivity, the commonest aetiology being secondary to various ingested medications. Voriconazole is a relatively new second-generation triazole antifungal agent. There have only been two reports of pseudoporphyria secondary to voriconazole. We report the third case of this phenomenon occurring in a lady being treated for disseminated ...
Hitchings Anne - - 2007
Laryngomalacia is the most common cause of stridor in infancy. It is generally considered to be a fairly benign condition necessitating surgical intervention in relatively few cases. It resolves by the age of 4 years in the majority of children. We present three cases in which laryngomalacia persisted and actually ...
Thomson Christopher J - - 2007
Medical texts continue to perpetuate the belief that epinephrine should not be injected in fingers. Little attention has been paid to analyze the evidence that created this belief to see whether it is valid. The significance is that elective epinephrine finger injection has been shown to remove the need for ...
Boydell Katherine M - - 2007
Little is known about whether the recommendations made during telepsychiatry are actually implemented. We reviewed 100 telepsychiatry consultations, chosen randomly from a paediatric telepsychiatry programme serving rural communities in Ontario. Treatment recommendations had been made for each case reviewed and up to nine recommendations had been made for a single ...
Wolf Barbara C - - 2007
Although research into the phenomenon of serial murder has revealed that serial killers frequently do not fit the initially described paradigm in terms of their physical and psychological profiles, backgrounds, and motives to kill, the media continues to sensationalize the figures of such killers and the investigators who attempt to ...
Manea S - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze dentists' perceptions, attitudes, knowledge and experience about child abuse and neglect (CAN) in an area of northeast Italy and the factors affecting the recognition and reporting of CAN cases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred six dentists working in both public and ...
Perroud Nader - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this case report is to create awareness on restless legs syndrome (RLS) among clinicians working in emergency units. METHOD: We describe a case reporting important aggravation of RLS associated with citalopram, 60 mg/day, in a 48-year-old woman who was sent to the emergency unit by her ...
Bawaskar H S - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Scorpion antivenom (SAV) is specific antidote to scorpion venom..SAV did not prevent the cardiovascular morbidity and mortality (autonomic storm), hence its utility in the management for severe scorpion envenomingmay be limited. Since 1983 the advent of prazosin revolutionized the management of severe scorpion sting. Since 2002 SAV against Indian ...
Gencoglan Gulsum - - 2007
Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) is a rare disorder characterized by vascular proliferation, eosinophilia in peripheral blood samples and lymphocytosis. The etiology is unknown; this rare condition is generally seen in women. It often presents as multiple, grouped red nodules in the periauricular region, scalp line and neck. Numerous therapeutic ...
Singbartl Fabian - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to investigate saccular function in patients with otosclerosis. Furthermore, the influence of stapedotomy on the vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) should be demonstrated. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. METHODS: Bone-conducted tone-burst-evoked VEMPs were measured in 23 patients (25 ears) with ...
Wacogne I - - 2006
"The report of my death was an exaggeration", said Mark Twain. For a dying specialty, general paediatrics has certainly been looking very healthy recently. It is timely to examine why our specialty was thought to be at such risk, and to explore why, although in many cases shocked and confused, ...
Scheepers Marius - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Dry eyes are a common symptom following LASIK corneal refractive surgery. Treatments include topical lubricants to supplement the tear film, and punctal occlusion to reduce tear outflow. Canaliculitis is a recognised complication of punctal plugs, but has not previously been described following insertion of newer generation semi-permanent intra-canalicular plugs, ...
Kovaleski John - - 2007
The current practice of characterization and control of impurities in pharmaceuticals is reviewed with emphasis on issues specific to the generic industry. Case studies are discussed to demonstrate that generic pharmaceuticals are therapeutically equivalent to the branded product, even though the color, size, shape, and excipients utilized may not be ...
Barker D - - 2006
This report describes a unilateral removable partial denture with a hinged arm with magnetic retention and a prosthetic flange component that was provided for a patient with localised periodontal tissue loss. While a unilateral partial denture is not generally advocated because of the risk of swallowing or aspiration, this case ...
Hewitt P E - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This paper reports the results to 1 March 2006 of an ongoing UK study, the Transfusion Medicine Epidemiological Review (TMER), by the National CJD Surveillance Unit (NCJDSU) and the UK Blood Services (UKBS) to determine whether there is any evidence that Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), including sporadic CJD ...
Hancock Barry W - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To report the Sheffield experience with persistent gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) after partial hydatidiform mole (PHM) and to review worldwide experience. METHODS: All PHMs registered at the Sheffield Trophoblast Centre between 1991 and 2004 were included in this retrospective study. Any case of PHM leading to persistent GTN was ...
Swahn Monica H - - 2006
We examined the concordance between measures of self-reported maltreatment and court records of abuse or neglect in a sample of detained youths. Data were collected by the Northwestern Juvenile Project and include interviews from 1829 youths aged 10-18 years. Participants were newly detained youths in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary ...
Seiden Samuel C - - 2006
HYPOTHESIS: Wrong-side/wrong-site, wrong-procedure, and wrong-patient adverse events (WSPEs) are devastating, unacceptable, and often result in litigation, but their frequency and root causes are unknown. Wrong-side/wrong-site, wrong-procedure, and wrong-patient events are likely more common than realized, with little evidence that current prevention practice is adequate. DESIGN: Analysis of several databases demonstrates ...
Shulman R M - - 2007
Case report. Examine an unusual drug related case of myeloneuropathy as well as the pathophysiology of nitrous oxide induced subacute combined degeneration. Major metropolitan teaching hospital - Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland, Australia. Review case notes, investigations, relevant medical literature and epidemiological data. A 23-year-old female developed a myeloneuropathy and encephalopathy ...
David Noble J - - 2006
Over the past 15 years, I have reviewed the records of six patients whose physicians were alleged to have failed to diagnose a pituitary tumor before it bled ("apoplexy") or failed to recognize apoplexy after it had occurred. These cases were referred by attorneys involved in lawsuits alleging medical negligence. ...
Appelboam Andrew - - 2006
In young children, cannabis ingestion resulting in coma is very rare. Only nine cases have been reported in the literature and most have occurred in inquisitive toddlers. We review the cases to date and report the youngest recorded case of coma due to cannabis ingestion in an 11-month-old girl. This ...
Zadrazil Josef - - 2006
BACKGROUND: It is generally accepted that there is no higher prevalence of renal disease in psoriatic patients, except in the case of secondary renal amyloidosis in psoriatic arthropathy. Contrary to this, however, some authors suggest that kidney diseases in psoriasis vulgaris may be more common and they presume the existence ...
Giwercman Yvonne L - - 2006
Endocrine disrupters, such as persistent organohalogen pollutants (POPs) may cause hypospadias, which is a common congenital anomaly in males, affecting 0.2-0.7%. We hypothesized that hypospadias incidence would be high among Greenlanders, who are one of the most POP exposed populations on earth through consumption of contaminated sea mammals. Interestingly, among ...
Hill P B - - 2006
A survey was made of the prevalence, diagnosis and treatment of dermatological conditions in small animals in general practice in the UK. Out of 3707 small animal consultations in general practice that were observed and recorded, 795 (21.4 per cent) involved animals that had a dermatological problem. In dogs and ...
Kifune, Teiji
Six species of the genus Stylops and Halictoxenos are recorded from 6 species of the Korean andrenid and halictid bees. All of the parasites are reported from Korea for the first time.
Groenen M J M - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The widespread use of gastrointestinal endoscopy for diagnosis and treatment requires effective, standardised report systems. This need is further increased by the limited storage of images, and by the need for structured databases for surveillance and epidemiology. We therefore aimed for a report system which would be quick, easy ...
Ambrose Charles T - - 2006
Recently at the Medical Historical Museum of McGill University, Dr. Rick Fraser discovered a microscope slide prepared in 1876 from the lung of a patient with pneumoconiosis. Photomicrographs show the presence of coal dust particles in alveolar cells. This case and several related ones had been reported in 1875 by ...
Smith Kristine M - - 2006
Medical records of three male and three female callitrichids of four species (Leontopithecus chrysopygus, Leontopithecus rosalia, Callithrix argentata argentata, Callithrix kuhlii) diagnosed with cholelithiasis were reviewed. Ages of affected animals at the time of diagnosis ranged from 2-14 yr. Definitive antemortem diagnosis of cholelithiasis was made in four of the ...
Beltran David - - 2006
PURPOSE: Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA) is a salivary gland malignancy characterized by indolent growth and a low rate of metastasis. PLGA shares histological features with adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC), including infiltrating solid and cribriform patterns, presence of cystic spaces, and neurotropism. The degree of polymorphism of PLGA presents diagnostic challenges, ...
Rosenstock C - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Unanticipated difficult airway management (DAM) is a major challenge for the anaesthesiologist and is associated with a risk of severe patient damage. We analysed 24 cases of unanticipated DAM for actual case management and anaesthesiologists knowledge, technical and non-technical skills. Anaesthesiologists' opinions, as well as environmental factors of importance ...
Guldbakke Kjetil Kristoffer - - 2006
Crusted scabies, a rare variant of classical scabies, is a highly contagious condition in which the skin is infected with thousands to millions of mites. It can be defined as a generalized severe scabies infestation usually affecting immunocompromised patients. The diagnosis is becoming more relevant with the increasing use of ...
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