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Martínez-Cortés Mireia - - 2013
1Hyponatremia is a known adverse effect of antidepressants. A review of the literature was performed in relation to one case treated in our hospital to identify risk factors and possible psychopharmacologic alternatives. A 57-year old woman with HIV and HCV suffered 4 episodes of severe hyponatremia within 5 months of ...
Shopes Ellen - - 2013
Methylene blue is a cationic thiazine dye useful in staining parathyroid glands during surgical resection. There have been a number of reports of altered neurologic status postoperatively in patients who are taking antidepressant medications when they received methylene blue for their surgery. We present a case report and review 30 ...
Rittmannsberger Hans - - 2013
We report on seven cases of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in patients treated with quetiapine. Small doses (50-250 mg at bedtime) provoked RLS in a dose-dependent way. Most patients suffered from an affective disorder and all were treated concomitantly with antidepressants. A search of the literature revealed a further nine cases ...
Samartzis Lampros - - 2013
We report a unique case of an adverse interaction between the oxazolidinone antibiotic linezolid, the tricyclic antidepressant amitriptyline and the opioid analgesic fentanyl in a 68-year-old woman with advanced ischemic peripheral arterial disease and sepsis, under empirical antibiotic treatment. We also summarize the current relevant literature as identified via PubMed, ...
Aneja Jitender - - 2013
Limited data is available with respect to use of Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in the presence of glaucoma. We present a case of severe depression with psychotic symptoms who did not respond to various antidepressant trials and required ECT. His medical history showed that he was diagnosed to have open angle ...
Nebhinani Naresh - - 2012
There is limited literature reporting galactorrhea with antidepressants including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). In this case report, I present a case of a young female who developed galactorrhea with sertraline, which improved on discontinuation of sertraline. Computer-assisted searches on galactorrhea with SSRIs yielded 23 cases, mostly with escitalopram and ...
Shamsian Negin - - 2012
Congenital depressions of the skull are rare in Western countries. The majority relate to obstetric trauma at delivery. We present a case of a congenital depression of a neonate's skull not relating to obstetric trauma. The child had an ovoid indentation behind the right coronal suture in the temperoparietal region. ...
Schwartz Kevin L - - 2011
Four children under 16 months of age presented within an 18-month period with severe, rapidly progressive Panton-Valentine leukocidin-associated ST93 Staphylococcus aureus necrotizing pneumonia. Two of the cases that required extracorporeal membranous oxygenation and proved fatal had poor prognostic features of leukopaenia, rash and pulmonary haemorrhage. All four cases had recent contact ...
Dublin Sascha - - 2011
Background/Aims Pneumonia is common and can be devastating in older adults. Health plan data hold promise for studying pneumonia, but ICD-9 codes have poor accuracy for this condition. Natural language processing (NLP) offers potential to accurately and efficiently identify pneumonia from electronic medical records (EMRs). Our aims were to train ...
Pemira Sree Mallikarjuna - - 2011
Papular purpuric gloves and socks syndrome (PPGSS) is a self-limited, often febrile illness with symmetric edema and erythema of the hands and feet; papular, petechial, and purpuric amcral dermatosis; and mucosal lesions in children and young adults. Most of the cases of PPGSS have been reported to be caused by ...
Regev Lee - - 2011
Hydroquinone is a phenolic metabolite of benzene, a known human carcinogen. Hydroquinone is widely used in the industry. We report a case of a 43-year-old male diagnosed with antecedent myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia following 16 years of occupational exposure to hydroquinone in radiographic developer solution. Cytogenetic studies revealed ...
Karabay Oguz - - 2011
Legionella pneumophila is a cause of both community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia and might cause high morbidity and mortality. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment with appropriate antibiotics is crucial. Many clinical and laboratory abnormalities can be observed in the course of Legionella pneumonia. In this study, we aimed to present simultaneously ...
Agostino Nicole M - - 2011
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with an isolated deletion of the long arm of chromosome 5 (5q- syndrome) is a distinct subtype of MDS with an indolent course that rarely transforms to acute leukemia. Deletion of the long arm of chromosome 5 has also been reported in rare cases of de novo ...
Ji Ou - - 2011
Here, we report a Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia case with the longest chronic phase and overall survival to our knowledge ever reported in the medical literature. During the 33-year chronic phase, he was asymptomatic without any treatment and had normal blood cell values. BCR-ABL silencing might be referred to ...
Hang Xiao-Feng - - 2011
Myeloid sarcoma (MS) is a neoplasm of immature granulocytes, monocytes, or both involving extramedullary sites. MS with no evidence of leukemia (nonleukemic MS) is very rare and the initial diagnosis can be difficult. This report describes an unusual case of nonleukemic MS of the liver in a 16-year-old patient presenting ...
Wu Xiling - - 2011
Congenital leukemias are a rare group of hematologic neoplasms with a wide range of clinical signs and symptoms. Here we reported a neonate presenting with jaundice, pleural effusion and ascites. The total protein and serum albumin were markedly low at 48 and 12 g/L. Computerized tomography showed the density of ...
Cho Sun Young - - 2011
Although three-way Philadelphia (Ph) variant translocation has been uncommonly (3~8%) reported in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), it has been even more rarely described in acute leukemias (ALs). When we reviewed the Mitelman database and the literature, we found about 595 three-way Ph variant cases; among these, only 39 three-way Ph ...
Hsieh Yen-Chuan - - 2011
Hairy cell leukemia (HCL) is characterized by leukemic cells with abundant "hairy" cytoplasm, strong cytoplasmic positivity for tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP), characteristic immunophenotype and sensitivity to treatment with purine nucleoside analogs. HCL-variant (HCL-v) encompasses chronic B-cell leukemias resembling classical HCL but exhibiting variant cytomorphology, variant immunophenotype and resistance to conventional ...
Kim Min Jin - - 2010
Although a normal karyotype according to conventional cytogenetic analysis in association with cryptic t(15;17) has been infrequently reported in cases of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), a fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)-negative cryptic PML-RARA rearrangement is even more rare, with only 12 such APL cases of FISH-negative cryptic PML-RARA rearrangements in ...
Bakst Richard - - 2011
We are reporting a case of a young woman with acute myelogenous leukemia status postallogeneic transplantation who developed multiply recurrent chloromas occurring along peripheral nerves in the absence of bone marrow relapse, all treated with radiation therapy. The patient is currently free of disease nearly four years after her first ...
Harris Penelope J - - 2010
Pasteurella multocida is a gram-negative coccobacillus that primarily affects animals. P multocida infections in humans are usually associated with animal contact. To the best of our knowledge, only 7 cases of P multocida epiglottitis have been previously reported in the English-language literature; none of these cases occurred in a patient ...
Lim Gayoung - - 2010
We present an unusual case study on acute myeloid leukemia associated with t(1;3) and extreme thrombocytosis, along with a thorough review on relevant literature of t(1;3) cases (58 patients). On the basis of this study and literature review, thrombocytosis (>400,000/μL) is a relatively common finding in one third of patients ...
Madaris Linda - - 2010
To present a case report of an 83-year-old female with underlying dementia and a 1-2 month history of left upper quadrant pain. This report includes a review of the morphology of T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia (PLL), diagnosis, and the treatment options considered. T-cell PLL is a rare blood disorder that represents ...
Sturiale Carmelo Lucio - - 2010
Placing of sewing needles in the brain through the anterior fontanelle was first described in Germany in 1914. Forty cases have been reported in the scientific literature; most of them were identified in Turkey and Iran, with only a few cases in the Far East, North and Eastern Europe, and ...
Chen Kai-Mao - - 2011
Salmonella intracranial infections, including subdural empyema and brain abscess, are rare clinical manifestations in children. The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical course of Salmonella subdural empyema in infants and children. We report a 9-month-old female infant diagnosed as Salmonella subdural empyema with clinical features of prolonged ...
van Bunderen C C - - 2010
We describe the case of a 74-year-old man with cholangitis, complicated by Clostridium perfringens septicaemia and massive intravascular haemolysis. Clostridium perfringens septicaemia is a rare but well-known cause of massive intravascular haemolysis. Here we review 40 similar cases published since 1990. Most cases involve immunocompromised patients with underlying haematological disorder ...
Doi Asako - - 2011
Splenic abscess is relatively uncommon. Infections caused by lactobacilli, which are usually one of the constituents of normal flora of human gut and vagina, are also very uncommon. Here we report a case of splenic abscess caused by Lactobacillus paracasei. We performed a literature review for this rare entity. Immunocompromised ...
Doganay Selim - - 2010
Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) is a vasculitis of unknown origin characterised by prominent involvement of upper and lower respiratory tract and kidney. There are only a handful of reported cases in the literature about hepatic involvement of WG. This report shows a patient with WG whose main complaint was severe abdominal ...
Piatt Joseph H JH - - 2010
In this paper, the author presents 2 cases of sagittal synostosis with scaphocephaly that featured ossified scalp hematomas straddling the sagittal suture in the midparietal region. These ossified lesions were originally cephalohematomas. Collection of blood under the pericranium across the midline was possible in these cases because sagittal synostosis had ...
Patil Shashikant - - 2010
Cancer of the prostate is extremely common and is well known to metastasize to the pelvic lymph nodes and axial skeleton (vertebral column, pelvis, cranium, and proximal femur). However, reports of intracranial metastasis are rare and commonly discovered postmortem. Moreover, metastatic lesions mimicking subdural hematoma are extremely rare and are ...
Bowen Donnell K - - 2010
Pyomyositis, a suppurative infection of skeletal muscle, is a disease not frequently encountered by neurosurgical providers. While previously considered an infection localized to tropical and semitropical locations, clinical reports of pyomyositis in temperate climates have increased over the past decade. Paraspinal involvement is uncommon in pyomyositis; however, the potential exists ...
Sushanth - - 2010
A preterm baby presented with lethargy and tachypnea. Blood counts revealed hyperleukocytosis. Peripheral smear and bone marrow examination were not suggestive of leukemia. The baby was treated for sepsis. The baby recovered and WBC counts gradually reduced. Hyperleukocytosis was presumed to be a part of leukemoid reaction secondary to sepsis. ...
Kapsimalakou Smaragda - - 2010
Nipple piercing gains popularity and social acceptance within the last years, especially among young people. The medical literature reports an increase of complications in the post-piercing period. We report a case of a young woman, who presented with a light enlargement of the right breast and tenderness in the retroareolar ...
Lawson George A GA - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The presentation of primary abscess of the greater omentum is similar to other acute abdominal disorders. It is a rarely reported phenomenon, and correct diagnosis is typically made during abdominal exploration. METHODS: Case report and review of pertinent English language literature. RESULTS: In a patient who presented with symptoms ...
Lee David C DC Department of Emergency Medicine, New York University/Bellevue Emergency Medicine Residency, NYU Medical Center, New York, New York, - - 2011
Tubo-ovarian abscess is a serious complication of pelvic inflammatory disease, with a high associated morbidity. Although tubo-ovarian abscess is not a rare entity, its diagnosis presents multiple challenges. Prior literature has suggested that pelvic ultrasound is now the "gold standard" in the diagnosis of tubo-ovarian abscess. Given the increasing use ...
Garas G - - 2010
We report a case of melioidosis presenting as a discharging neck abscess, and we describe the use of a vacuum-assisted closure device in its management. We report the case of a 44-year-old, Afro-Caribbean woman with melioidosis. We also present the results of a literature search using the search terms 'melioidosis', ...
Leggieri Nicola - - 2010
Pyogenic liver abscess is a severe condition and a therapeutic challenge. Treatment failure may be due to an unrecognized ingested foreign body that migrated from the gastrointestinal tract. There has recently been a marked increase in the number of reported cases of this condition, but initial misdiagnosis as cryptogenic liver ...
Enache-Angoulvant Adela A APHP, Hôpital St Antoine, Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Paris, - - 2010
We report the case of an immunocompetent woman who developed a Candida glabrata abscess of the parotid gland and present a review of similar cases from the literature. Diagnosis was based on the isolation of C. glabrata in pure culture from the abscess pus. Examination of stained smears of the ...
Soni Chetan R - - 2010
Focal intracranial infections caused by Salmonella species in adults are exceedingly uncommon. Structural brain injury with coexisting immunocompromised status appears to predispose adults to this rare manifestation of Salmonella infection. We report a case of Salmonella brain abscess in a patient with myasthenia gravis on chronic azathioprine therapy without any ...
Cui Hongyi - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Pneumoperitoneum usually is caused by hollow viscus perforation with associated peritonitis. Severe pneumoperitoneum secondary to infection of a hematoma with gas-forming organisms is exceedingly rare. METHODS: Case report and literature review. RESULTS: A 43-year-old man with a history of abdominoperineal resection for rectal cancer developed abdominal distention, fever, and ...
Agarwal D - - 2010
There are a number of case reports describing accidental subdural block during the performance of subarachnoid or epidural anaesthesia. However it appears that subdural drug deposition remains a poorly understood complication of neuraxial anaesthesia. The clinical presentation may often be attributed to other causes. Subdural injection of local anaesthetic can ...
Leibowitz Jason M - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Fungal abscesses of the parotid gland are rare, and cases arising within parotid neoplasms have not been described previously. This report conveys our experience managing such an entity, which is further distinguished by its occurrence in an immunocompetent host. METHODS AND RESULTS: A 59-year-old man experienced multiple recurrences of ...
Somily Ali Mohammed - - 2010
In this report we present a case of a young lady with abdominal abscesses and septicemia caused by Mycobacterium chelonae complex. Identification of the organism and initiation of the appropriate antimicrobial therapy was delayed, resulting in significant morbidity and multiple hospital admissions. Gram staining of these organisms from blood culture ...
Suwanpimolkul Gompol - - 2010
We describe the first case of typhoid spondylodiscitis in Southeast Asia, and the literature were also reviewed. A 57-year-old diabetic Thai man who presented with a one-month course of progressive low back pain associated with paraparesis and bowel-bladder dysfunction. Examination revealed local tenderness over T12 area, spastic paraparesis, impaired pinprick ...
Dixit Ramakant - - 2010
We report a rare case of tuberculous pleural effusion that developed multiple splenic abscesses after antituberculosis chemotherapy. She responded to addition of oral corticosteroid to antituberculosis regimen. The relevant literature, regarding pathogenesis and clinical importance of recognizing a paradoxical response, is discussed.
Shaikh Nissar - - 2010
Pneumocephalus is the presence of air in the cranial cavity. When this intracranial air causes increased intracranial pressure and leads to neurological deterioration, it is known as tension pneumocephalus (TP). TP can be a major life-threatening postoperative complication, especially after evacuation of chronic subdural hematoma. We report a case of ...
Requejo Paulo Roberto - - 2010
Chronic subdural haematoma usually arises from a traumatic acute haemorrhage in the subdural space, frequently causing mass effect and consequent neurological decline. This lesion is mainly found over the cortical convexity and its evolution and surgical approach has been extensively studied. Nevertheless, inter-hemispheric chronic subdural haematoma is considered a rare ...
Henton John M - - 2009
Neck pain is a relatively common pediatric complaint. Most is of benign etiology. We present an unusual case of epidural abscess with associated discitis in the cervical spine of a 12-year-old after a dental extraction. This potentially dangerous complication was diagnosed before neurological complications developed and was successfully treated with ...
Dunkin David - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Intramural duodenal hematomas (IDHs) after nontherapeutic endoscopic biopsy are rare. Rectal hematomas (RHs) have not been reported previously. A review of the literature revealed 18 cases of IDHs. METHODS: We reviewed 3 cases that occurred within a 4-month period at our institution. RESULTS: We report a series of 3 ...
Al Soub Hussam - - 2009
A case of pacemaker infection complicated by bacteremia and myocardial abscess caused by Mycobacterium fortuitum is reported and 9 other cases of pacemaker infection associated with rapidly growing mycobacteria are reviewed. Most cases developed within 6 months from implantation suggesting nosocomial acquisition. Wound discharge, fever, and pain at generator site ...
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