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Asato Jun - - 2004
We report a case of fatal acute renal failure due to Photobacterium damsela infection of the hand. Although the patient received intensive medical care and surgical treatment, he died 8 h after arrival at the hospital. This is the first case of P. damsela sepsis proven by blood culture in ...
Mohan Nagamani - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Sporotrichosis is a granulomatous infection caused by Sporothrix schenkii. Although world-wide in distribution, only four cases have been reported from southern India to date. METHODS: The medical records of all cases seen at the Department of Dermatology at St John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, over the last 15 years ...
Denton J F - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To identify legitimate defensive gun uses (DGUs), and provide a reality check on previous estimates of the rate of DGUs by using a novel approach based on newspaper reports and police and court records. Previous estimates have relied on self report, differ by a factor of 10 or more, ...
Tan Toh Lick - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To document a case of retained calcified fibroid fragments after uterine artery embolization (UAE) for fibroids. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Teaching district general hospital. PATIENT(S): A woman with past history of UAE for fibroids. INTERVENTION(S): Bilateral UAE. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Retained calcified fibroid fragments. RESULT(S): Retained calcified fibroid fragments ...
Jimoh A A G - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) is a widely accepted method of contraception. One of the complications reported with IUD use is missing IUD. METHODS: This retrospective study was carried out on a total of forty-two women who had missing IUDs over a three-year period (January 1992-December 1994). Socio-demographic data, type ...
Meenan John - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: Choledocholithiasis and other benign conditions of the biliary tree are difficult to define clinically. Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) is increasingly being replaced as the investigation of choice by other imaging modalities. The aim of this study was to measure the impact of substituting endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) for ERCP in ...
Varela M - - 2004
The use of gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) as a recreational drug has quickly spread among European young people during the past decade. Although it has been claimed that GHB can be potentially used to facilitate sexual assault, no case reports have been previously described. A case is described in which GHB ...
Chong Wei-Sheng - - 2004
Generalized lentigines associated with multiple noncutaneous features, as in the LEOPARD syndrome and the Carney complex, have been well reported in the literature. Reports of patients with generalized lentigines without systemic abnormalities (termed "generalized lentiginosis") are increasing as well. Despite the lack of systemic features, patients with generalized lentigines only ...
Webster Barbara S - - 2004
STUDY DESIGN: Case series. OBJECTIVE: To describe the outcomes of workers' compensation (WC) claimants who have had a lumbar intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) procedure. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: IDET was developed as a less invasive treatment alternative to fusion after failure of conservative treatment for discogenic low back pain (LBP). ...
Carter T - - 2004
BACKGROUND: A century ago anthrax was a continuing health risk in the town of Kidderminster. The distribution of cases in people and in animals provides an indication of the routes by which spores were disseminated. The response to these cases provides an insight into attitudes to an occupational and environmental ...
Darghouth M A - - 2004
Several species of piroplasms of livestock are present in Tunisia; some of them are of high veterinary importance. This paper reviews the species already reported in Tunisia on the basis of clinical observations, parasitological routine diagnostic and serological surveys, as well as those considered as potentially present according to epidemiological ...
Desai Sangeeta - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Telepathology allows quick and timely access to an expert opinion, no matter where the patient is located. We analysed the experience with the use of telepathology between a tertiary cancer centre and a rural cancer hospital. METHODS: Ninety-three cases were analysed in which static telepathology was used to obtain ...
Beigi Richard H - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Intravenous heparin is a recognized treatment for ovarian vein thrombosis. Although an effective, less cumbersome alternative exists with lowmolecular-weight heparins, the literature does not contain reports of their use for this condition. We report a case of postpartum ovarian vein thrombosis managed with enoxaparin. CASE: A 29-year-old woman, gravida ...
Pellman Elliot J - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: A 6-year study was performed to determine the circumstances, causes, and outcomes of concussions in the National Football League. METHODS: Between 1996 and 2001, the epidemiological features of concussions were recorded by National Football League teams with a standardized reporting form. Symptoms were reported and grouped as general symptoms, ...
Goeschke B - - 2004
A 55-year-old woman who was treated for periarthritis humeroscapularis with celecoxib (Celebrex) developed a generalized pustular exanthema on the head and upper trunk, accompanied by fever, leukocytosis and increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate. The histological findings were subcorneal pustules, necrotic keratinocytes, edema in the upper dermis and polymorphic perivascular infiltrates. Four ...
Xing Mei-Zi - - 2003
Natural perylenequinonoid pigments (PQPs) have long been known as excellent photosensitizers. Here it is reported that PQPs, when dispersed into a micellar system, are unexpectedly very effective in inhibiting the growth of various fungi in the dark and that light can enhance the activity further. In both cases, reactive oxygen ...
Woloshynowych M - - 2003
OBJECTIVES: To redesign the existing clinical review form (RF2) used in previous retrospective case record review studies in order to clarify the review process and provide a more powerful analysis of adverse events; and then to ask clinicians to pilot and evaluate the new modular review form (MRF2). The review ...
Ukponmwan C U - - 2003
The case reports of three patients who were seen at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital Benin City with a diagnosis of solar maculopathy are presented. There was good visual recovery in two of the patients. This report shows the effect on the retina of direct sun gazing. The need ...
Cassandra Marya - - 2003
The Zumbusch pattern of generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) classically presents as waves of widespread sheets of sterile pustules on brightly erythematous skin. The occurrence of this disease in childhood is rare, and fewer than 200 cases have been reported in the literature. We describe a 10-year-old boy with GPP who ...
Bonacruz-Kazzi G - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic pathways for whooping cough in a large urban paediatric hospital to inform assessment of the relative merits of notification and hospitalization data for measuring pertussis disease burden in Australian children. METHODS: All laboratory requests for Bordetella pertussis (BP) culture or serology between 30 June 1997 ...
Williams N R - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Voice recognition systems (VRS) allow speech to be converted both directly into text-which appears on the screen of a computer-and to direct equipment to perform specific functions. Suggested applications are many and varied, including increasing efficiency in the reporting of radiographs, allowing directed surgery and enabling individuals with upper ...
Day Peter F - - 2003
A paper structured history (SH) is a sheet, which prompts or reminds the clinician to ask various important questions. The aim of this study was to examine avulsion cases with respect to the quality of clinical records. Hospitals studied used either a paper SH or had no specific structure in ...
Yu Jae-Ran - - 2003
This is the first case of human cyclosporiasis reported in Korea. We detected the oocyst of Cyclospora cayetanensis from a 14-yr old girl who complained of persistent diarrhea after traveling to Indonesia. Round oocysts sized about 8 to 9 m with wrinkle on the wall were found in modified acid ...
Goldberg Jerome A - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic ultrasound examination has become the most commonly used investigation in Australia for diagnosing rotator cuff tears. The authors felt that the results of such investigations were often inaccurate in their clinical practices. METHODS: The diagnostic ultrasound findings in 336 cases were compared to arthrography, and in 225 cases ...
Bennett M D - - 2003
The nematode Pseudophysaloptera enigmatica sp. nov. is described from the stomach of Dactylopsila trivirgata Gray, 1858, in Queensland, Australia. The new species is distinguished from congeners by its size and features present on the tail of the male. P. enigmatica sp. nov. is considerably larger than virtually all congeners, and ...
Chen Jennifer - - 2003
Data regarding race and ethnicity are usually requested when conducting public health surveillance. However, such data are frequently not included in case reports by providers. This report describes efforts to reduce the extent of missing race and/or ethnicity data in reports of sexually transmitted diseases in Massachusetts. A list of ...
Pippin David J - - 2003
The most striking feature of polymorphonuclear leukocytes is the presence of the subcellular organelles known as lysosomes. The peroxidase positive azurophil (primary) lysosomes are generally described in textbooks and the journal literature as predominantly ellipsoidal and approximately 500 nm in size. However, there appears to be no discovery research in ...
Kim Karen H - - 2003
Adverse cutaneous reactions to low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) are uncommon in the literature. They are usually localized reactions such as ecchymoses, erythematous plaques, and nodules. Only one case of a generalized maculopapular rash with enoxaparin has been reported in Europe. To our knowledge, this is the first case reported ...
Prince Jeffrey S - - 2003
Ceftriaxone is a widely used third-generation cephalosporin. It is generally very safe, but complications of biliary pseudolithiasis and, rarely, nephrolithiasis have been reported in children. These complications generally resolve spontaneously with cessation of the ceftriaxone therapy; however, they may symptomatically mimic more serious clinical problems, such as cholecystitis. We report ...
Chu David H - - 2003
We describe the case of a 71-year-old woman with a six-year history of generalized eruptive keratoacanthomas on the extremities. We review the diagnostic clinical and histologic features of the rare Grzybowski variant of generalized eruptive keratoacanthoma. The course of this disease is chronic and often demonstrates a poor response to ...
Harcourt Keith F - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Several studies have suggested that case volume predicts survival in breast cancer, that patients treated in hospitals with larger case volumes survive longer. The present study is a review of cases from the Blue Mountain Regional Tumor Registry and tests that hypothesis. METHODS: A review was made of 2,409 ...
Hopper Richard A - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: The goal of the consolidation phase of mandible distraction is to maintain the improvement in maxillomandibular form and relationship while the generated tissue ossifies. During this period, external deforming forces can act on the healing generated bone. The purpose of this study was to describe the potential cephalometric changes ...
Chorro Francisco J - - 2003
Mapping techniques are used to study the significance of the morphological patterns of the electrograms (EGMs) obtained during VF in an experimental model. In 24 isolated rabbit heart preparations recordings were made of activation during VF using a multiple electrode (121 unipolar electrodes) positioned on the lateral wall of the ...
Salomón Oscar D - - 2003
From September 1993 to August 2001, 7,190 phlebotomine were collected with CDC light trap in an endemic area for human leishmaniasis, in the departments of Misiones and Itap a, Paraguay. Eleven species were identified: Lutzomyia neivai (93.7%), L. whitmani (4.1%), and L. fischeri, L. shannoni, L. migonei, L. misionensis, L. ...
Kobayashi I - - 2003
OBJECTIVES: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a rare complication of juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM). The aim of this study was to clarify the clinical features of JDM-associated ILD and to evaluate the efficacy of cyclosporin A (CSA). METHODS: We reviewed clinical records of 10 cases of JDM that were admitted to ...
Altintas Nazmiye - - 2003
Echinococcosis is a zoonotic infection caused by Echinococcus spp. and is one of the most important helminthic diseases worldwide. Two forms of echinococcosis occur in Turkey, i.e. Echinococcus granulosus and E. multilocularis. The life cycle of E. granulosus is predominantly in dogs and sheep, and most sheep farmers in Turkey ...
Gould Mark T - - 2003
The risk of litigation in the emergency room is not directly proportional to the severity of injury. In fact, the risk of initiation of legal action is greater in cases of relatively modest permanent and partial disability. In these cases, failure to obtain and document informed consent, failure to effectively ...
Pescatori E S - - 2003
Axial rigidity is the most important characteristic of a functional erection. Three factors determine axial rigidity: intracavernosal pressure (addressed by hemodynamics), cavernosal tissue mechanical properties ("tissue expandability"), and the ratio between the two dimensions of the penis: length and circumference ("penile geometry"). Intracavernosal pressure only is addressed by hemodynamic diagnostics, ...
Kim Baek-Nam - - 2003
To characterize the clinical features of bacteraemia due to tribe Proteeae, 132 cases among 130 patients from 1991 to 2000 were analysed. The organisms included the Proteus species in 63 cases (P. mirabilis in 41, P. penneri in 2 and P. vulgaris in 20), the Providencia species in 8 (P. ...
McGregor Margaret J - - 2003
This retrospective review of sexual assault cases seen in an emergency department from 1993 to 1999 examined rates and characteristics of suspected drug-facilitated sexual assault (DFSA). Overall, 12% of cases were identified as suspected DFSAs. The rate of suspected DFSA in 1999 was more than double that in the preceding ...
Heller Debra S - - 2003
OBJECTIVES: Second-trimester spontaneous pregnancy losses are less common than first-trimester losses, and are often associated with ascending infection and/or acute chorioamnionitis. A Medline search revealed only two large studies published in the recent literature, reporting incidences of chorioamnionitis of 39.3% and 58.2%, respectively. These studies did not address the use ...
Varga Emma - - 2002
Vasovagal syncope (VVS) is one of the most common causes of complete or partial loss of consciousness, thus it might cause harm to the patients themselves or innocent bystanders while driving a car. In our case report we introduce the case of a 60-year-old man who was admitted to hospital ...
Cox Phillip M - - 2003
Lethal multiple pterygium syndrome (LMPS) is an uncommon fetal-onset disorder of unknown etiology. The pathogenesis of LMPS has been suggested to be early-onset fetal akinesia, fragile collagen, or generalized edema. Information on the neuromuscular pathology of LMPS in the literature is generally scanty. We present the findings from a review ...
Mellanby R J - - 2002
Eighty-one cases of canine pleural and/or mediastinal effusions were identified from radiography and ultrasonography records reviewed between 1992 and 2000 at the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge. All cases had a follow-up period of at least 12 months. Twenty-eight underlying disease processes were associated with pleural and/or mediastinal ...
Sternbergh W Charles WC - - 2002
The emergence of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair may negatively impact the open AAA experience of general surgery residents. Prospectively collected data on general and vascular surgery resident training in AAA repair for a 5-year period (1997 to 2001) at a single institution were retrospectively reviewed. Five general surgery ...
Simon G R - - 2002
Needle phobia is an unusual but well-recognised clinical entity. It is claimed that it may affect up to 10% of the general population and may prevent potential patients from seeking medical care, thereby reducing its apparent incidence in the hospital population. Its occurrence in a parturient requiring urgent caesarean section ...
Shindel Alan - - 2002
Desmopressin diacetate arginine vasopressin (DDAVP) is a synthetic analogue of the mammalian arginine vasopressin used in the treatment of central diabetes insipidus, bleeding disorders, and incontinence. The primary adverse reaction associated with DDAVP is hypotonic hyponatremia. Hyponatremia has been reported in adults treated with DDAVP for Von Willebrand's disease and ...
Harris W F - - 2002
Tilting changes the effective power of a thin lens. Blendowske has recently provided an elegant matrix expression for the tilted power in the case of tilt about a vertical axis (faceform tilt). He makes use of what can be called a tilt matrix. He shows that the same expression holds ...
Kaffes A J - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is a relatively new method used in the investigation and staging of upper gastrointestinal tract (UGIT) disease. AIMS: To review practice and outcomes of EUS in an Australian university teaching hospital. METHODS: The first part of the study was a retrospective review of indications, safety, referral ...
Kljakovic Marjan - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To compare single cases published in general practice and general medical journals. METHODS: A systematic review of single cases in nine general practice and four general medical journals and a qualitative investigator triangulation for content. RESULTS: Just over seven percent of 10,607 publications involved single cases in both journal ...
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