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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is revising the hearing loss recording provisions of the Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements rule published January 19, 2001 (66 FR 5916-6135), scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2003 (66 FR 52031-52034). This final rule revises the criteria for ...
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 ...
Tuttle Deborah - - 2002
BACKGROUND: The New York Patient Occurrence and Tracking System (NYPORTS) is a mandatory adverse event reporting system that was redesigned in 1998. Analysis of the first full year of its use showed large regional and hospital variation in reporting frequency not due to hospital or case mix differences. In early ...
Zukowski Marek - - 2002
We derive a single general Bell inequality which is a sufficient and necessary condition for the correlation function for N particles to be describable in a local and realistic picture, for the case in which measurements on each particle can be chosen between two arbitrary dichotomic observables. We also derive ...
Tomlin Anne C - - 2002
Case study. The CEO of a mid-size community hospital requested a literature search on the standards, costs and regional competition for a pain management center. Results submitted were deemed less than satisfactory. A review of the case suggests numerous elements, listed below, which need to be addressed and revised in ...
Bin Seong-Il - - 2002
This study analyzed the relationship between type of discoid lateral menisci and tear pattern. There were 108 consecutive cases (103 patients) with discoid lateral meniscus tear treated by arthroscopy. Regarding type of discoid meniscus (Watanabe's classification), 38 cases were "complete" and 70 cases "incomplete." There was no Wrisberg type. Tear ...
Williams N R - - 2002
The medical literature contains relatively few examples of reports of voice disorders that could be attributed to chemical exposure at work. General medical conditions such as gastro-oesophageal reflux and the use of medication such as inhaled steroids are well-recognized causes of laryngitis, but the occupational causes are less well documented. ...
Wesarg Stefan - - 2002
The short-scan case in fan-beam computed tomography requires the introduction of a weighting function to handle redundant data. Parker introduced such a weighting function for a scan over pi plus the opening angle of the fan. In this article we derive a general class of weighting functions for arbitrary scan ...
Chadwick Barbara L - - 2002
Assessment of clinical activity is common in dental schools. An audit project to confirm that dental undergraduate clinical activity recorded by electronic data capture is an accurate representation of the clinical case entry is reported. A printout of clinical activity for a period of a week was generated retrospectively and ...
Alsadhan A - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a generalized, nonfollicular, pustular eruption of the skin associated with fever and leukocytosis. The cause of AGEP has mainly been attributed to drugs. OBJECTIVE: We report a unique case of AGEP in a 75-year-old male caused by oral fluconazole. We include clinical as ...
Fang A W - - 2002
AIMS: To determine the incidence of mucinous metaplasia occurring in the foreskin or glans penis and any associated clinical or histopathological features. METHODS AND RESULTS: Following the recognition of two index cases, 100 other foreskin specimens were retrieved from the histopathology archives at Southampton General Hospital. The haematoxylin and eosin-stained ...
Tanzi Elizabeth L - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Halo scalp ring is an uncommonly reported alopecia of the scalp that arises perinatally. OBJECTIVES: To describe 5 new cases of halo scalp ring, and to review the literature. SETTING: An outpatient dermatology clinic in an urban area; patients diagnosed in a 2-year period were included in the study. ...
Kroumpouzos George - - 2002
Daunorubicin has been reported to cause hyperpigmentation of sun-exposed skin and/or transverse nail pigmentation (3 cases). We report a case of an African American man who had an atypical pattern of generalized hyperpigmentation develop that involved many sun-protected skin areas 2 weeks after daunorubicin treatment. Histopathology of hyperpigmented skin showed ...
Mattera Nancy Della - - 2002
This report examines five themes of globalization: trade agreements and job loss; corporate growth; outsourcing and privatization; downward wage pressures; and immigration. We begin with an overview that connects each of these themes to the Massachusetts experience and highlights the corporate strategies that are affecting this experience. These themes are ...
Hyman Neil - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Surgical subspecialization has croded the traditional domain of the general surgeon. The purpose of this study was to assess the volume and distribution of colon and rectal cases performed by general surgeons. STUDY DESIGN: The American Board of Surgery database was queried to identify and categorize the number of ...
Piccione F - - 2002
A single case study of a 58 year-old male with right asymmetric apraxia and akinetic-rigid syndrome is described. Brainimaging scans (MRI, SPECT) indicated asymmetric cortical atrophy compatible with the diagnosis of Corticobasal Degeneration. Reflex myoclonus was absent and myoclonic discharges only appeared in response to pharmacological treatment of limb dystonia ...
Nousari H C - - 2001
Acrocyanosis is an uncommon condition characterized by symmetric coolness and violaceous discoloration of the hands and feet. The nose, ears, lips, and nipples are also often affected. The disease is temperature dependent and generally worsens with cold exposure. Acrocyanosis is often secondary to a variety of underlying causes. We present ...
Chattopadhyay U K - - 2001
Suspected cases of Japanese Encephalitis (J.E.) were recorded in the hospitals of Arunachal Pradesh from 1986 to 1995. 162 cases were diagnosed as J.E. with predominance in male sex and lower age group. Maximum cases were recorded between June to October. 11.3% pig sera showed J.E. antibodies when tested by ...
Kljakovic M M Wellington School of Medicine, New Zealand. - - 2001
To compare the use of the single case for teaching, clinical, and research by academic general practitioners (GPs) with other academic specialists. A questionnaire study involving all four departments of general practice in New Zealand and other academic departments from the Wellington School of Medicine. The main outcome measures were ...
Blair J. Nikula
A dramatic increase in the interest in the dragonfly and damselfly (Odonata) fauna of New England has led to many new discoveries recently. We document the occurrence of six species of Odonata previously unknown from Massachusetts: furtive forktail (Ischnura prognata), subarctic darner (Aeshna subarctica), taper-tailed darner (Gomphaeschna antilope), incurvate emerald ...
Sallusti R - - 2001
The in-flight altitude-related decompression sickness (DCS) is not as common as DCS occurring after working or recreational diving, or, at least, it is not commonly described in the medical literature. Though modern aircraft are safer and more reliable, occupants are still subject to the stress of high altitude flight, and ...
Messersmith W A - - 2001
We reviewed reports from 321 consecutive emergency department (ED) noncontrast, helical "renal stone" abdominal CT scans obtained at a single medical center between April 1996 to June 1997 for incidental findings. Incidental findings were common (45% of scans), and approximately half were rated of "moderate" or "serious" concern by 2 ...
Mehanna A - - 2001
BACKGROUND: To date, approximately 43 cases of hyperkeratosis of the nipple and areola have been reported, most of which have been sporadic. OBSERVATION: We describe 3 patients with this dermatosis who were encountered in the outpatient clinic of the Department of Dermatology at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, ...
Clarke J - - 2001
A regional audit group in genitourinary medicine (GUM) developed a method to assess their practice using peripatetic audit workers. An audit using 2 audit proformas recorded information relating to an agreed selection of standards contained within the national guidelines for the management of uncomplicated genital chlamydial infection. An audit worker ...
Sethi S - - 2001
We report 2 cases of filariasis, one in the ovary and the other in the mesosalpinx. In the first case, the patient underwent panhystrectomy and in the second case, right ovarian cystectomy with right salpingectomy were performed under general anaesthesia. Histopathology showed adult filarial worms in the dilated lymphatics of ...
Auxier J A - - 2001
As in the past, the principle role of the scientist in the courtroom is to assist attorneys, judges, and jurors in understanding the complex scientific and technical issues before them. In the last decade, however, changes in the law and the increasing technical complexity of many disputes have introduced new ...
Raveenthiran V - - 2001
PURPOSE: Ileosigmoid knot is a rare surgical emergency. Most previous publications are either retrospective reviews of hospital records or sporadic case reports. Personal experience with this condition is often limited to one or two cases. This article describes the personal experience with this rare condition of a single author. This ...
Doshi A - - 2001
Amyloidosis is a generic term for a heterogeneous group of disorders associated with deposition of protein in an abnormal fibrillar form. Amyloidosis can be hereditary or acquired, localised or systemic and potentially lethal or merely an incidental finding. We report a case of a male who was totally asymptomatic and ...
McGarry J W - - 2001
International tourism to tropical and sub-tropical areas, both to resource-poor and developed countries, has almost trebled within the past 20 years. We examined the records of patients referred to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine over 6 years. 46 (63%) of infestations originated in the UK. Ticks were most common ...
Manthous C A - - 2001
Lactic acidosis is a frequent laboratory finding in patients with severe exacerbations of asthma. The pathogenesis of lactic acidosis in asthma is not well understood, but it has been presumed, by some, to be generated by fatiguing respiratory muscles. We herein report the cases of three patients with status asthmaticus ...
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