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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 ...
Timmermans M - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To review the nature of the presentation of neurosyphilis, the value of diagnostic tests, and the classification of the disease. METHODS: A retrospective review was carried out of the records of patients who had been identified as possible cases of neurosyphilis by a positive FTA-abs test in the CSF. ...
Bouchard N C - - 2004
The Vietnamese centipede (Scolopendra subspinipes) is one of the largest and most aggressive tropical centipedes. It has become a popular pet among arthropod enthusiasts and the general public. Despite their reputation, few well-documented cases of envenomation are reported in the medical literature. A 53-yo man developed severe pain, swelling and ...
Michael S. Engel
The alderflies occurring in Kansas are summarized and figured. A key for the identification of adult males and females of the five species of Sialis occurring in the area is provided. County records are reviewed for each species, with Sialis infumata Newman newly recorded for Bourbon County.
Goswami Rekha - - 2004
Infections of major vessels leading to mycotic aneurysms can be a diagnostic dilemma for clinicians, and can be accompanied by a high mortality rate. Successful treatment of this condition often requires a high index of suspicion and prompt medical and surgical attention. The authors report two cases of infectious aortitis ...
Kader Ajmal - - 2004
We describe a rare case of non-antibiotic associated severe C. difficile diarrhea in a 7-week-old boy. He had massive fluid loss and electrolyte imbalance. He required total parentral nutrition for 10 days and eventually recovered with oral metronidazole. Most of the reported cases in literature are associated with prior antibiotic ...
Boylan Michael - - 2004
There are compelling moral and practical reasons why the memberships in professions should mirror the populations that they serve. In order to address this general issue more exactly, this essay will confine itself to a particular case as an emblem for the general point. The particular case is the profession ...
Fournier John H - - 2004
Ophthalmic complications after nonocular surgery are well documented in the ophthalmic, surgical, and anesthesia literature. A case of unilateral visual loss after shoulder surgery under general anesthesia is presented in which electroretinography (ERG) confirms ocular compression as the etiology of the visual loss. Compression is a preventable risk factor for ...
Seed Rachel - - 2004
The following case report describes the clinical and radiographical presentation of a female who attended a general dental practice as a new patient. The patient was diagnosed with generalised hypercementosis, possibly attributable to oral neglect. Hypercementosis is associated with a number of aetiological factors, which may be local or systemic ...
Scharf Joshua L - - 2004
HYPOTHESIS: Rhizopus species may cause chronic invasive fungal rhinosinusitis in an immunocompetent host. STUDY DESIGN: Individual case report. METHODS: Review of inpatient and outpatient records, radiographic studies, pathologic examination, and microbiology of the presented case. Review of the literature. RESULTS: Rhizopus species may be the cause of chronic invasive fungal ...
Silva Arley A - - 2004
Superficial mucocele is considered a relatively common, uncomplicated, and truly benign oral lesion, although a systematic review of the literature revealed only 27 well-documented cases. The general dentist frequently is confronted with questions from patients regarding these often recurrent blisters. While trauma is suspected to be the cause, the etiology ...
Feldman Jeffrey M - - 2004
Anesthesia information systems (AIS) record data from patient monitors and create a detailed electronic anesthesia record. Because the anesthesia record is a primary piece of evidence used in court during a malpractice proceeding, the ability to create an anesthesia record has fostered considerable debate concerning the impact of this method ...
Poucke Sven Van - - 2004
A case of pyoderma gangrenosum progressively developing after bilateral mastopexy at the surgical site is described. The described case was successfully treated with corticosteroids, the application of the dermal regeneration template Integra and autologous skin grafts. This approach was able to save the patient's life and to generate a high-quality ...
Green Leonard L Department of Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA. - - 2004
When choosing between delayed or uncertain outcomes, individuals discount the value of such outcomes on the basis of the expected time to or the likelihood of their occurrence. In an integrative review of the expanding experimental literature on discounting, the authors show that although the same form of hyperbola-like function ...
Pourang N - - 2004
This review is focused on distribution and redistribution of trace elements in various tissues of different shrimp species, especially genus Penaeus. The possible roles of metallothionein in this regard are emphasized. Factors affecting heavy metals uptake and distribution have also been reviewed separately. Moreover, patterns of metals bioaccumulation and their ...
Gibson William A - - 2004
This case report demonstrates the clinical progression of a case of lesions consistent with generalized vaccinia after primary vaccination in an otherwise healthy adult. The photographs document the appearance and natural course. The progression of the lesions is discussed, documenting the natural progression of the disease. This case report includes ...
Reuben David B - - 2004
PURPOSE: We determined the prognostic value of self-reported and performance-based measurement of function, including functional transitions and combining different measurement approaches, on utilization. DESIGN AND METHODS: Our cohort study used the 6th, 7th, and 10th waves of three sites of the Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly, linked ...
Krysa-Clark J - - 2004
We present a case of an 18-year-old British soldier who was bitten by an unidentified snake whilst stationed on the Iran/Iraq border. He was evacuated to the closest Role 2+ medical facility. Within 2 days he had developed bruising and a haematoma at the bite site. An improvised measure of ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Alan Giraldo
Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia) occurs year-round along the Caribbean and Pacific coasts of Colombia. The species frequents a variety of coastal habitats including sandy beaches, tidal flats, and small swamps and wetlands. Its breeding range extends from Virginia south through the West Indies to Surinam, and from Baja California to ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Juma-Khan Kakarsulemankhel
During entomological surveys conducted by the author in the whole of Balochistan Province <I>Sergentomyia (Sergentomyia) mervynae, </I>Pringle, 1953 was collected (<I>N=</I>19) from four localities. These localities appear to be the new record of this species in the literature to-date. This is to the author`s knowledge the first record of this ...
Juma-Khan Kakarsulemankhel
During entomological surveys conducted by the author in the whole of Balochistan Province, <I>Grassomyia dreyfussi turkestanica </I>Theodor and Mesghali (1964) (N=53) and <I>Grassomyia indica </I>Theodor (1931) (N=54) were collected from fourteen and tweleve localities respectively. <I>Grassomyia dreyfussi turkestanica </I>Theodor and Mesghali<I> </I>(1964) is being reported first time from Pakistan and ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Frank Müller
Fissidens cagoui Frank Müll., Pursell & Brugg.-Nann., in section Amblyothallia, is described and illustrated. Fissidens pseudopallidus I. G. Stone, hitherto known only from Queensland, Australia, is reported new to the moss flora of New Caledonia. Also, F. rigidulus Hook. f. & Wilson is newly recorded for the island. Records for ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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