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Senthilkumaran Subramanian - - 2012
ABSTRACT:: A young newlywed man experienced severe dyspnea and physiological compromise after his first and second experiences with sexual intercourse. The physiological and psychological stresses put his marriage at risk. All resolved after diagnosis and treatment. This is a case of a rare but known entity-asthma provoked by sexual activity ...
Bertelli Luca - - 2012
ABSTRACT: We report a child with a history of recurrent episodes of wheezing. At 3 months of age, the frequency of these episodes began to increase. Wheezing was associated with persistent cough and dyspnea with nocturnal awakening. The skin prick test was positive for pollen and pet dander. Airway endoscopy ...
Linabery Amy M AM Division of Pediatric Epidemiologyand Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA. - - 2012
Previous epidemiologic studies have shown an inverse association between a personal history of atopy/allergies, both overall and among asthma, eczema, and hay fever investigated separately, and childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with some consistency; however, in most of these studies, exposure data were collected by maternal interview. Now, in a ...
Dogan M - - 2012
Rhinolith is an uncommon nasal mass and a rare entity encountered in clinical practice. The typical symptoms of rhinolith are unilateral nasal obstruction, foul smelling purulent nasal discharge and epistaxis, crusting, swelling of nose or face, anosmia, epiphora and headache. In this report, we present a case of recurrent rhinolith ...
Rota Eugenia - - 2012
Acute confusional migraine (ACM) is recognized as a rare, but highly disabling migraine equivalent, mostly reported in children and adolescents. Herein we describe the case of a 12-year-old girl admitted to hospital for an acute confusional state and severe psychomotor agitation, associated with a pulsating headache and nausea, which turned ...
Gupta Subhas - - 2012
In May 2011, an international panel of wound care experts from multiple disciplines convened to develop this document to summarise the evolution of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) technology devices over the past 15 years, specifically concentrating on the V.A.C.(®) Therapy (KCI USA, Inc., San Antonio, TX) family of products. ...
Lemiere Catherine - - 2012
This article summarizes the main new categories of occupational agents responsible for causing occupational asthma, with and without a latency period reported in the last 10 years. It also reports examples of occupational agents for which the fabrication processing or use have influenced the outcome of occupational asthma.
Baxter Susan - - 2012
Background/Aims: In the last 20 years the range of high-technology augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) aids has rapidly expanded. This review aimed to provide a 'state of the art' synthesis, to provide evidence-based information for researchers, potential users and service providers. Methods: Electronic databases were searched from 2000 to 2010, ...
Kethu Sripathi R - - 2012
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Technology Committee provides reviews of new or emerging endoscopic technologies that have the potential to have an impact on the practice of GI endoscopy. Evidence-based methodology is used, with a MEDLINE literature search to identify pertinent preclinical and clinical studies on the topic ...
Wu Ben-Zen - - 2012
Technologies such as thermal, oxidative, reductive, and microbial methods for the remediation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have previously been reviewed. Based on energy consumption, formation of PCDD/F, and remediation efficiency, reductive methods have emerged as being advantageous for remediation of PCBs. However, many new developments in this field have not ...
Bosmans J M L - - 2012
To determine why, despite growing evidence that radiologists and referring physicians prefer structured reporting (SR) to free text (FT) reporting, SR has not been widely adopted in most radiology departments. A focus group was formed consisting of 11 radiology professionals from eight countries. Eight topics were submitted for discussion. The ...
Rangwala Sophia - - 2012
Since the 1980s, laser technology has become increasingly popular to treat a variety of cutaneous conditions. Its successful use as an epilator comes with the rare but interesting side effect of paradoxical hypertrichosis. In this review, we summarize cases describing hair growth after photoepilation, as well as studies testing laser ...
Maguire Amy - - 2012
The authors report the case of a 6-year-old girl, presenting with a 4-month history of wheeze associated with barking cough which frequently became wet requiring antibiotics. Her care was transferred to a paediatrician with specialist interest in paediatric respiratory medicine when she had continued symptoms despite bronchodilators and oral steroids ...
Wiese Tanya A - - 2012
SUMMARY:: Broncholithiasis is a rare condition in which calcified material erodes into the tracheobronchial tree. Most are caused from a fungal, nocardial, mycobacterial, or silicosis-related granulomatous lymphadenitis. Over time, the peribronchial lymph nodes become calcified; thereafter, with the normal repetitive motions of respiration, circulation, and deglutition, the calcifications erode into ...
Kim Dae Woo - - 2013
A 56-year-old male was admitted with an acute headache and sudden ptosis on the right side. No ophthalmological or neurological etiologies were apparent. A mucocele of the right posterior ethmoid sinus was observed with radiology. After the marsupialization of the mucocele via a transnasal endoscopic approach, the patient's symptoms (oculomotor ...
Partalis Nikolaos - - 2011
In the present case, the neonate presented with a left-sided abdominal mass and an empty left scrotum. Abdominal ultrasonography showed well-defined cystic formation, and laparotomy revealed a tumor arising from an intra-abdominal left testis. The carcinoembryonic antigen and neuron-specific enolase levels were within normal limits, and the serum β-human chorionic ...
Taube Janis M - - 2011
Differentiated (simplex) vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) is an uncommon variant of VIN characterized by highly differentiated morphology, making it a potential diagnostic pitfall. It may arise in the background of lichen sclerosus, and unlike most VIN, is not causally associated with human papilloma virus infection. It occurs in an older ...
Fox Lindy Peta - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Esophageal lichen planus (ELP) is a rare manifestation of mucocutaneous lichen planus (LP). OBJECTIVES: We aimed to report our experience and review all cases of ELP reported in the English-language literature. METHODS: We report our experience with 4 cases and reviewed PubMed for reports of ELP. Cases were evaluated ...
Kradin Richard L - - 2011
Malacoplakia is a benign and uncommon inflammatory response that develops most frequently in the genitourinary tract but has been reported at other sites. We report the case of 67-year-old man who presented with a lesion at the base of the tongue 7 months after chemoradiation for biopsy-proven invasive squamous cell ...
Davion Simone - - 2011
The majority of chromophobe renal cell carcinomas (CHRCC) are not aggressive, however, a subset are. The potential for metastasis makes recognition of CHRCC cells in cytologic preparations important for patient surveillance, management, and treatment. We report the detection of an aggressive form of CHRCC in pleural fluid cytology with histopathologic ...
Satoh Hiroshi - - 2011
Primary squamous cell carcinoma arising from the fallopian tube (SCCFT) is extremely rare with only six reported cases. We report a case of primary SCCFT accompanied by multifocal pyloric glandular metaplasia in the genital tract. An accompanying review of the literature describes the characteristics of this rare histological subtype invading ...
Jamil Adawiyah A Department of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. - - 2012
Chromoblastomycosis is a chronic subcutaneous mycosis seen mainly in tropical regions. While malignant transformation rarely occurs, the present report describes a 69-year-old man with a 21-year history of chromoblastomycosis complicated by invasive squamous cell carcinoma requiring amputation of the affected limb. A review of previous reported cases shows malignancy arising ...
Kleiman Sandra E - - 2011
To reassess the predictive value of detecting sperm cells in men with AZFb or AZFb-c deletions. Retrospective analysis of previously reported men with AZFb or AZFb-c deletions and the addition of six new cases. Fertility institution. Men with both sequence tagged site marker identification and testicular cytology/histology findings. Systematic review ...
Norkin Maxim - - 2011
We report a heterogeneous group of very late recurrences of leukemia occurring more than 10 years after initial treatment including 2 cases of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) which recurred after more than 20 years of remission, 2 cases of donor cell leukemia which developed more than 10 years after ...
Hartman Robert J - - 2011
Osseous metaplasia is a rare histologic feature not often associated with renal cell carcinoma; there are only 14 reported cases and just four associated with the clear cell variant. We report the case of a 48-year-old female who presented with diffuse abdominal pain. We reviewed the case of woman who ...
Zussman Jamie - - 2011
Melanocytic matricoma is a rare cutaneous neoplasm of presumed anagen hair follicle origin with approximately 10 reported cases in the literature. Melanocytic matricomas are clinically and histopathologically distinct cutaneous nodular proliferations of matrical and supramatrical cells admixed with dendritic melanocytes, which typically occur in the sun-exposed areas of elderly patients. ...
Barigye Robert - - 2011
Odontogenic myxoma (OM) was diagnosed in an 8-year-old Labrador Retriever dog with an ulcerohemorrhagic mass located on the caudal area of the right maxillary gingiva. The neoplasm was characterized by a low mitotic index and moderate numbers of spindle, stellate, and round cells that were sparsely distributed in an alcian ...
Sharma Jyoti - - 2011
A 59-year-old male with invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the left preauricular region, treated with several chemotherapy regimens and radiation therapy, was admitted for recurrent syncopal episodes. He was found to be suffering from neurocardiogenic reflex-mediated syncope secondary to mechanical compression of the carotid baroreceptors and glossopharyngeal nerve by the ...
Khurana Anuj - - 2011
We report a case of 50-year-old male with obstructive jaundice diagnosed as peri-ampullary collision tumor comprising of large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma and signet ring cell carcinoma. The association of neuroendocrine (usually carcinoids) and adenocarcinoma is extremely uncommon with only few case reports available in the reported literature.
Deepak Parakkal - - 2011
Synchronous malignancies with an esophageal malignancy are not uncommon. However synchronous esophageal and renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is rare with only 11 cases reported in the world literature, the esophageal malignancies being adenocarcinomas or squamous cell carcinomas. Here, we report the first case of synchronous small cell carcinoma (SCC) of ...
Jaju Prashant P - - 2010
Squamous papillomas are common lesions of the oral mucosa with a predilection for the mucosa of the hard and soft palate. As an oral lesion, it raises concern because of its clinical appearance, which may mimic exophytic carcinoma, verrucous carcinoma or condyloma acuminatum. Its pathogenesis is related to human papilloma ...
Bas Suárez Ma Pilar - - 2011
Congenital leukemia is a rare disease with particular biological and clinical characteristics which differs from those of older children and adults. Here, we describe two cases of congenital acute lymphoblastic leukemia in two newborns with different clinical presentations (leukemia cutis vs. splenomegaly and respiratory distress) and fatal outcome. Both cases ...
Betz Bryan L - - 2010
CONTEXT: Rapid advances in understanding the molecular biology of acute myeloid leukemia are transforming the approach to diagnosis, prognostication, and treatment of these cases. OBJECTIVE: To briefly review the current state of AML classification with a particular emphasis on the role of molecular studies and their impact on the management ...
Oh Seung Hwan - - 2010
Translocation (10;17)(p13-15;q12-21) in acute leukemia is rarely reported in the literature. Here, we present both a novel t(10;17) case study and a review of relevant literature on t(10;17) in acute leukemia (10 cases). In summary, we came to the following preliminary conclusions: t(10;17) is associated with poorly differentiated acute leukemia ...
Mardi Kavita - - 2010
The use of the term "Hürthle cell neoplasm" as the gold standard should be discouraged as it makes evaluating these lesions more confusing. Recently, a number of studies have been conducted to define criteria that are more specific for Hürthle cell carcinoma (HCC). We herein report two cases of HCC ...
Zuna Jan - - 2010
The ETV6/ABL1 (TEL/ABL) fusion gene is a rare aberration in malignant disorders. Only 19 cases of ETV6/ABL1-positive hematological malignancy have been published, diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, other types of chronic myeloproliferative neoplasm, acute myeloid leukemia or acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). This study reports three new cases (aged 8 months, ...
Zuo Zhuang - - 2010
CONTEXT: Acute erythroid leukemia (AEL) is an uncommon type of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), representing less than 5% of all cases. Acute erythroid leukemia is characterized by a predominant erythroid proliferation, and in the current World Health Organization (WHO) classification scheme there are 2 subtypes: erythroleukemia (erythroid/myeloid leukemia) and pure ...
Patel Ashwin P - - 2010
Aggressive natural killer cell leukemia (ANKL) is a rare type of leukemia. It is rapidly progressing and the outcome is poor, with short survival. There is paucity of reports of ANKL in the Indian pediatric literature. We report a pediatric ANKL case that is in complete continuous remission after four ...
Decoster L L Department of Medical Oncology, UZ Brussel - Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium. - - 2010
Langerhans Cell histiocytosis is a rare proliferative histiocytic disorder in which pathologic Langerhans cells accumulate in a variety of organs. The clinical presentation, evolution and therapeutic options are highly variable. Because of its relative rarity and the broad clinical spectrum, the diagnosis of Langerhans cell histiocytosis is often delayed or ...
Abbate G - - 2010
Primary windpipe tumour is extremely rare. Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common malignant form, especially in smokers. The radiological appearance of these neoplasms can be classified as intra-luminal, wall-thickening, exophytic form; the majority of the lesions are obstructive in nature and then tend to extra-luminal invasion. This tumour is ...
Alves Marcelle D - - 2011
Histoplasma capsulatum has not typically been associated with sinusitis in either immunocompetent or immunocompromised hosts. We report a case of sinusitis caused by H. capsulatum in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and discuss the reported cases of this rare clinical manifestation of histoplasmosis in the medical literature.
Charafeddine Khalil M - - 2010
Translocations involving chromosomes 1 and 15 are uncommon in hematologic malignancies. So far, only 42 cases have been reported with t(1;15) as a reciprocal or complex chromosomal abnormalities. We herein report the first case in the literature, to our knowledge, of a 44-year-old female with essential thrombocythemia and severe myelofibrosis ...
Katović Sandra Kojić - - 2010
The coexistence of chronic lymphocytic (CLL) and chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in the same patient has only been reported occasionally. Most of these cases represent the patients who developed CLL during the course of CML. Reviewing the literature, only a few cases of simultaneous occurrence of CLL and CML were ...
Feller L - - 2010
Inherited molecular defects in nucleotide excision repair genes cause the autosomal recessive condition xeroderma pigmentosum. Xeroderma pigmentosum is characterized by photo-hypersensitivity of sun-exposed tissues, and by a several thousand-fold increase in the risk of developing malignant neoplasms of the skin and of the eyes. Mutations in xeroderma pigmentosum genes that ...
Sung Tae-Jung - - 2010
Congenital leukemia is uncommon and excluding transient myeloproliferation associated with Down syndrome, makes up approximately 1% of childhood leukemias. A newborn boy was born with multiple subcutaneous nodules and large purpuric papules. Skin biopsy revealed proliferation of atypical hematologic cells in the dermis. Bone marrow morphology was consistent with acute ...
Marriott James J - - 2010
The chemotherapeutic agent mitoxantrone was approved for use in multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2000. After a review of all the available evidence, the original report of the Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee in 2003 concluded that mitoxantrone probably reduced clinical attack rates, MRI activity, and disease progression. Subsequent reports of ...
Groninger Ellis - - 2010
Intraperitoneal free air in a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treated with induction chemotherapy is an ominous sign suspective of gastrointestinal perforation. We report a case of pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis (PCI) with free intraperitoneal air without bowel perforation in a child with Down syndrome during ALL induction treatment. PCI ...
McDermott Nancy E - - 2010
Mucormycosis is an aggressive and potentially devastating fungal infection which typically manifests in pulmonary, rhinocerebral, or disseminated forms in patients with hematologic malignancy. Mucormycosis confined to the periodontium is uncommon, and to our knowledge only 6 cases have been reported in the English-language literature. This case report describes a patient ...
De Aliva - - 2010
Current therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia have resulted in cure rates over 80%. Relapses occur most frequently in the bone marrow. We report the unusual case of a young man who presented with an isolated kidney relapse after maintaining remission from acute lymphoblastic leukemia for over 6 years. Sites of ...
Hussein Mahmoud Rezk A - - 2010
Leukemias are neoplasms of hematolymphoid cells that predominantly involve the peripheral blood. Cutaneous involvement (leukemia cutis) occurs in chronic myeloid leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and in monocytic leukemia. Here, we report a case of a 49-year-old female patient known to have chronic myeloid leukemia presented with multiple cutaneous lesions. The ...
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