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Mulekar Sanjeev V - - 2006
BACKGROUND: There are two commonly recognized forms of vitiligo-generalized and localized. This classification is important to understand the course of the disease and its prognosis. Most patients have generalized vitiligo; few patients have both segmented and generalized vitiligo. OBSERVATION: We report four more cases of mixed vtiligo, segmental with generalized ...
Bhagchandani T - - 2006
Generalized hypoplasia of the larynx and trachea is a very rare condition with only one case reported in the literature. A pregnant woman presented for an emergency laparotomy under general anaesthesia. Endotracheal intubation with conventional sizes of tracheal tubes failed, despite a Cormack and Lehane grade I laryngoscopic view. Subsequent ...
K. Tirgar-Fakheri
Ceftriaxone is a commonly used third-generation cephalosporin that has antimicrobial activity against many gram-positive and gram-negative organisms. Generally, ceftriaxone is a safe antibiotic. A die of 49-year-old female patient due to administration of intramascular ceftriaxone has been reported and literature reviewed.
Patiño, J.
Although the bryophyte flora from La Gomera island is largely known, some new and interesting species has been recently recorded, mainly in those habitat types less studied of the cloud forest areas. A rare liverwort species in the Canaries, previously known only from Tenerife island (Telaranea europaea), and three mosses ...
Kreiter, S.
Twenty-six species of Phytoseiidae are reported from French Caribbean islands. One of them, Neoseiulus cecileae, is described as new to science. Five species are newly reported from the French Antilles and four are newly recorded from one of the French islands.
Hodges Frank R - - 2006
The purpose of this article was to review the embryology of the external ear, as related to the clinical finding of accessory tragus (ear tags). Medical management of the accessory tragus is discussed, as well as differential diagnoses and associated syndromes. A general clinical description of accessory tragus is described, ...
Dik Bilal - - 2006
During the examination of a wounded white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) brought to the clinic of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Selcuk University, lice infestation of the oral cavity was observed and 26 lice were collected. The lice were identified as Piagetiella titan during microscopical examination. No other report of this particular ...
Seijas Roberto - - 2006
The reported incidence of osteosarcoma of the foot is very low. Osteosarcoma of the talus is extremely rare and few cases have been reported in the literature. The clinical findings are not typical, and osteosarcoma of the talus can be easily misdiagnosed, resulting in a delay in proper treatment. We ...
Hamzat Tal-hatu K - - 2006
A 5-year (1999-2004) review of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases managed at the physiotherapy clinic of the University College Hospital, Ibadan Nigeria was carried out. Collection of data involved retrieving the records of all patients seen at the physiotherapy clinic during the study period, from which the paediatric cases were ...
Moreno Megan A - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Morning report (MR) is one of the most common conferences in medical residency training. Literature has suggested that an imposed structure is necessary for success. However, studies have suggested that rigid structure may decrease resident motivation. Three goals of a successful MR include large breadth of presented cases, high ...
Moodley J - - 2006
We reviewed 90 cases of eclampsia, an obstetric emergency associated with high blood pressure and convulsions, treated in two hospitals in Durban, South Africa. We present a protocol for the management of eclampsia based on this review and extensive clinical experience on this subject, which includes hemodynamic stabilization of the ...
Braun-Falco Markus - - 2006
Recurring scarlatiniform scaled erythema of Féréol-Besnier is a rare disease characterized by recurrent episodes of a prodromal phase with general malaise, head and muscle aches, gastrointestinal complaints and fever followed by an erythematous rash leading to extensive desquamation of the involved skin. It exists in a generalized and localized variant, ...
Azonobi Ijeoma - - 2006
Eclampsia typically occurs in the antepartum or intrapartum period. Late-onset postpartum eclampsia is a controversial topic, which recently has been accepted as a true phenomenon. Late-onset postpartum eclampsia is a rare occurrence, although literature suggests that it is an increasing phenomenon. In this case study, an essentially healthy primigravida developed ...
Balas Istvan - - 2006
Hallervorden-Spatz disease (HSD) is a rare disorder characterized by progressive motor dysfunction and dementia. Dystonia is the most prominent and disabling symptom, responding only to a modest extent to pharmacological therapy. At the moment, only a few cases have been reported to improve dystonia and even fewer to resolve status ...
Garlicki Mirosław - - 2006
Reported here is a case of mediastinitis caused by candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus following a heart transplantation that was successfully treated with caspofungin, antibiotics and mediastinal lavage. A review of the literature revealed that Candida albicans as a cause of mediastinitis has been rarely described. In the few existing ...
Endimiani Andrea - - 2006
Bloodstream infection (BSI) due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa) has relevant clinical impact especially in relation to drug resistance determinants. The PER-1 extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) is a common enzyme conferring high-level resistance to anti-pseudomonal cephalosporins. Risk factors and treatment outcome of BSI episodes caused by PER-1-positive Pa (PER-1-Pa) strains were compared ...
Bhatnagar Vibha - - 2006
Because smallpox (variola major) may be used as a biological weapon, we reviewed outbreaks in post-World War II Europe and North America in order to understand smallpox transmission patterns. A systematic review was used to identify papers from the National Library of Medicine, Embase, Biosis, Cochrane Library, Defense Technical Information ...
Angelopoulos Nicholas G - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of complete reversibility of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism with intensive venesection treatment in juvenile hemochromatosis. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Endocrine department of Hippocrateion Hospital of Athens. PATIENT(S): A 25-year-old man who presented with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and severe iron overload due to juvenile hemochromatosis and who was initially ...
Klemmensen Ase K - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: A precondition for the rational use of obstetric databases in biomedical research is detailed knowledge on how data are being generated. We identified the diagnostic procedures and criteria for pre-eclampsia (PE) and assessed the level of obstetric training of the personnel responsible for the records submitted to the patient ...
Pearson Ellen C - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Recent case series have associated the synthetic opioid, methadone, with QT prolongation and torsades de pointes (TdP) ventricular arrhythmia. STUDY OBJECTIVE: To review and analyze adverse events (QT prolongation and TdP) reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to determine the patient characteristics, dosages of methadone, and outcomes ...
Tran Hue - - 2005
This retrospective study was conducted to assess and compare the diagnostic accuracy between referring general practitioners and dermatologists with regard to skin conditions. Six hundred and fifty-six consecutive general practitioner referrals to a private dermatology practice and a dermatology outpatient department were assessed. The concordance rate in diagnoses from a ...
Sharma N - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To study the impact of an intensive IEC campaign regarding the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme launched by the Government of Delhi on awareness generation among the general population and improvement in self-reporting by symptomatic cases in Delhi, India. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. RESULTS: A pilot study wherein 1008 persons ...
Williams Charles A - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of using the ICD-9-CM procedure code 54.71 for case ascertainment of gastroschisis. METHODS: Using procedure code 54.71, we queried a statewide hospital discharge database to identify all cases coded as undergoing surgical repair of gastroschisis. Each retrieved case was verified as having gastroschisis by review ...
Laxmisha Chandrashekar - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Suction blister grafting is a useful modality of treatment of patients with resistant and stable vitiligo. However, there have been no detailed studies to find out the best donor site for blister formation. METHODS: The study was conducted between the period of October 2004 and February 2005 in the ...
Bollig G - - 2005
BACKGROUND: McArdle's disease of isolated deficiency in glycogen degradation in skeletal muscles has the potential of creating perioperative anaesthesiological problems; such as hypoglycaemia, rhabdomyolysis, myoglobinuria, acute renal failure and possibly malignant hyperthermia. METHODS: Eight patients with McArdle's disease were asked about previous surgery, anaesthesia and perioperative problems, and available hospital ...
Lalonde Donald - - 2005
PURPOSE: To examine prospectively the incidence of digital infarction and phentolamine rescue in a large series of patients in whom local anesthesia with adrenaline was injected electively into the hand and fingers. There continues to be a commonly held belief that epinephrine injection is contraindicated in the finger despite a ...
Macedo Guilherme O - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a group of hereditary conditions that primarily involves the defective formation and/or calcification of enamel. The association of AI with gingival enlargement-like lesions has also been reported. METHODS: This paper reports a case of a hypoplastic AI associated with unusual generalized gingival hyperplasia. RESULTS: Histological ...
Agius E - - 2005
This study audited the utilization of herpes simplex virus polymerase chain reaction (HSV PCR) in the investigation of recurrent anogenital ulceration at the Mortimer Market Centre. Clinic guidelines for use of HSV PCR were modified in April 2003 to expand PCR use. Ninety-six case-notes belonging to patients presenting with recurrent ...
Weston Gareth - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Hysteroscopic options for permanent birth control (PBC), such as the ESSURE device, are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to laparoscopic tubal ligation. The success of the technique hinges upon correct device placement within the intramural portion of the fallopian tube. OBJECTIVE: To determine the utility of office ultrasound ...
Leung Sophia - - 2005
An 86-year-old female was treated for osteoporosis with alendronate, an aminobisphosphonate. Six weeks after alendronate therapy began, scleritis developed in the patient's right eye. The alendronate was discontinued, and, with the administration of prednisone, the symptoms of scleritis fully resolved. Rechallenge resulted in recurrence of the symptoms. Bisphosphonates are commonly ...
Gupta Piyush - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To identify whether polymicrobial bacteremia in newborns is associated with any predisposing factors, distinguishing clinical features, or higher mortality. METHODS: Results of blood cultures obtained over a period of 1 year from neonates admitted to the paediatric ward and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a tertiary care hospital were ...
McElearney Shannon Tierney - - 2005
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) implemented mandatory work week hours restrictions in 2003. Due to the traditionally long hours in general surgery, the effect of restrictions on surgical training and case numbers was a matter of concern. Data was compiled retrospectively from ACGME logs and operating room ...
Taraldsen Gunnar - - 2005
In 1909 Sommerfeld gave an exact solution for the reflection of a spherical wave from a plane surface in terms of an oscillatory integral and also presented an asymptotic solution for the case where both source and receiver are at the boundary. Weyl (1919) presented an alternative solution and also ...
Brealey S D - - 2005
AIM: To assess selectively trained radiographers and consultant radiologists reporting plain radiographs for the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) and general practitioners (GPs) within a typical hospital setting. METHODS: Two radiographers, a group of eight consultant radiologists, and a reference standard radiologist independently reported under controlled conditions a retrospectively selected, ...
Brealey S D - - 2005
This study explores whether the introduction of selectively trained radiographers reporting Accident and Emergency (A&E) X-ray examinations of the appendicular skeleton affected the availability of reports for A&E and General Practitioner (GP) examinations at a typical district general hospital. This was achieved by analysing monthly data on A&E and GP ...
Walia Mandeep - - 2005
Idiopathic myelofibrosis, a chronic myeloproliferative disorder of unknown origin, is characterized by splenomegaly, extramedullary hematopoiesis, leukoerythroblastosis, teardrop erythrocytes, and myelofibrosis. It is a rare disorder in childhood. The authors describe a 4-year-old girl with features consistent with idiopathic myelofibrosis, who also had generalized solid laminated periosteal reaction involving all long ...
Juul Dorthea - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To report the assessment of psychopharmacology on the certification and recertification exams in general psychiatry and in the subspecialties administered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). METHODS: The ABPN's core competencies for psychiatrists were reviewed. The number of items addressing psychopharmacology or neuropharmacology was determined for ...
Kim Yoon-Ho - - 2005
We report complete measurement of the spectral properties of photon pairs generated via spontaneous parametric downconversion. The measurements, which include not only single-photon spectra but also two-photon joint spectra, were performed for both cw and ultrafast-pumping configurations. In agreement with theoretical predictions, the spectra for the ultrafast-pumped case reveal asymmetries ...
Greenberg Robert M - - 2005
Since its introduction in 1938, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has remained an important treatment for selected serious neuropsychiatric illnesses and continues to be one of the most effective treatments in psychiatry. ECT has evolved into a technically sophisticated procedure with a proven track record of safety. For this review, the authors ...
Vázquez-Tsuji Oscar - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To present a series of neonates with renal fungus balls diagnosed by ultrasonography, urine culture and/or by the detection of Candida pseudomycelium in urine. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We revised the clinical records of neonates for whom the diagnosis of renal fungus ball was established by ultrasound and laboratory studies; ...
Delaney Daniel P - - 2005
A dramatic shift from traditional team to alternative or "extreme" sports has given rise to a new generation of nontraditional athletes and sports-related injuries in the pediatric population. We present a case of 2 brothers who developed urethral strictures believed incident to BMX racing. We address current demographics and the ...
Fiorentini Cristiana - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: Primary subclavian vein thrombosis ("effort thrombosis") is not generally recognized as a work-related disorder, and more knowledge is required on the particular biomechanical risks. An extensive biomechanical risk analysis was performed for a possible work-related case. CASE REPORT: A hard-working 43-year-old race-course farrier received successful surgical treatment for subclavian ...
Guttmann Dan - - 2005
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to answer the question: How many cases are required for a surgeon to become proficient in performing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair? We hypothesize that as surgical experienced is gained, learning can be quantitatively shown by a significant decrease in operative time. TYPE OF ...
Bruchim Y - - 2005
The pine processionary moth (Thaumetopoea wilkinsoni) is an insect of medical significance in the eastern Mediterranean. This report describes three exposure cases in dogs due to ingestion of this moth's caterpillars in Israel. All three dogs were observed in direct contact with caterpillars or pinecones in infested gardens. The disease ...
Keembiyage Ranasiri Dayawansa - - 2005
Mydricaine is a mydriatic agent used routinely at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in subconjunctival injections that are given prior to all vitreoretinal surgery. The drug is manufactured by the hospital pharmacy and each vial of 0.4 mL mydricaine number 02 consists of a mixture of 1.3 mg atropine sulphate, 0.12 ...
Zhou Ping - - 2005
Clinical experience with using an aromatase inhibitor to suppress estrogen production during puberty for improvement of growth potential in adolescents with short stature is limited. This report documents treatment of such a patient with a combination of growth hormone and letrozole, a third-generation aromatase inhibitor. Our case demonstrates a favorable ...
Lewis Chris - - 2005
A tele-ultrasound survey was distributed to clinicians and sonographers in regional and rural sites throughout Queensland. In all, 28 centres were invited to complete a profile questionnaire, and 27 centres were invited to complete a case-log. Twenty-five of the 28 questionnaires were returned (89% response rate). Twenty-two of the 27 ...
Nakamura Mikage M Department of Paediatrics, Tokyo Medical University, - - 2005
The characteristics of influenza-associated encephalopathy is the high mortality and nimble progress with coma which appears in general cases within 48 hours. Most of patients show no abnormalities in the standard blood checks on admission or in early stage. In this study we investigated if a rapid assay of interleukin ...
Von Korff Joshua - - 2004
We describe a quantum scheme to "color code" a set of objects in order to record which one is which. In the classical case, N distinct colors are required to color code N objects. We show that, in the quantum case, only N/e distinct "colors" are required, where e approximately ...
Ryszard Ochyra
Streptocolea atrata (Miel. ex Hornsch.) Ochyra & Żarnowiec, a species better known as Grimmia atrata Miel. ex Hornsch., is reported from the Yukon Territory. This is the first record of the species in western North America and the third one from the whole continent. The Yukon plants are briefly characterized ...
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