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Amalnath S Deepak SD Department of Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, - - 2014
Split-hand/foot malformation (SHFM) is a rare condition which can be either syndromic or nonsyndromic. We report three unrelated pedigrees, one with autosomal dominant (AD) inheritance and the other two with autosomal recessive (AR) pattern. We also briefly review the published reports from India.
Rajan Neeha N Department of General Surgery and Infectious Diseases, Western Footscray Hospital, Gordon Street, Footscray, Melbourne, VIC 3011, - - 2014
Introduction. Acalculous cholecystitis in the setting of typhoid fever in adults is an infrequent clinical encounter, reported sparsely in the literature. In this case report we review the presentation and management of enteric fever involving the biliary system and consider the literature surrounding this topic. The aim of this case ...
da Fonseca Fabricio L FL Department of Ophthalmology, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, - - 2014
Ectopic cilia are rare in humans. We report a 6-year-old girl with typical characteristics of ectopic cilia as described in the rare cases reported in the literature, in association with cutaneous lesions that appeared to be hypochromic nevi. This framework could be a different clinical presentation of ectopic cilia.
Olivetti Lucio L Department of Radiology, Istituti Ospitalieri di Cremona, Viale Concordia 1, 26100 Cremona, - - 2014
Cystosarcoma of the seminal vesicle is a very rare malignant tumor; in the literature only four cases are reported. We present a case of cystosarcoma phyllodes arising in the right seminal vesicle of a 49-year-old man without any urinary symptom but with persistent constipation. Ultrasound examination showed a mass at ...
Di Meo Nicola N University of Trieste, - - 2014
Malignant melanoma presenting as a giant cutaneous mass is rarely observed in clinical practice. A few patients with giant melanoma have been reported, Herein, we document our experience with a patient with giant cutaneous melanoma of the abdomen and review the features of previously reported individuals.
Shuja Asim A 0000-0001-5053-4906 Department of Medicine, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Brighton, MA 02135, - - 2014
Esophageal leiomyomas (ELMs) are rare but described in the literature. They are usually benign and do not require resection unless they are large and symptomatic. Most of such masses arise from the muscularis mucosa. It is very uncommon to find epithelial dysplasia overlying a subepithelial leiomyoma. A review of the ...
Abel Taylor J TJ Department of Neurosurgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, - - 2014
Syringomyelia resulting from arachnoiditis secondary to aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is an extremely rare clinical entity with few cases reported in the literature. The presentation, management, and pathogenesis of syringomyelia in this setting is poorly understood. We describe the presentation, radiology, management, and outcomes in two patients with syringomyelia resulting ...
Musto Pellegrino P Scientific Direction, - - 2014
The concomitant presence of del(5q) and JAK2(V617F) mutation is an infrequent event which occurs in rare patients with peculiar cytogenetic, molecular, morphological and clinical features, resembling those of both myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative neoplasms. Lenalidomide may induce rapid, profound, and long-lasting responses in a subset of these patients. However, the ...
Idowu Rachel T RT Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Suite 700, Suite 600, 2525 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203-1738, USA. Electronic address: - - 2013
To identify algorithms that can capture incident cases of myocarditis and pericarditis in administrative and claims databases; these algorithms can eventually be used to identify cardiac inflammatory adverse events following vaccine administration. We searched MEDLINE from 1991 to September 2012 using controlled vocabulary and key terms related to myocarditis. We ...
Legrand Julien J Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University, 1-13-27 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 112-8551, Japan, - - 2013
Palynomorphs are reported for the first time from the Nishihiro Formation (Wakayama Prefecture, Outer Zone of southwest Japan). The Nishihiro Formation consists of brackish to shallow marine deposits, dated as late Barremian to Aptian from geological correlations. Spores prevail in the assemblage, representing Filicopsida (mainly Cyatheaceae and Anemiaceae), Marchantiopsida and ...
Opota Onya O Institute of - - 2013
We report for the first time a case of bacteremia caused by Comamonas kerstersii in a 65-year-old patient with sign of diverticulosis. In addition, we review the isolation of Comamonas sp. and related organisms in our hospital over 25 years.
Korevaar Daniël A DA Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (KEBB), Academic Medical Centre (AMC), University of Amsterdam (UvA), , Amsterdam, The - - 2013
Poor reporting of diagnostic accuracy studies impedes an objective appraisal of the clinical performance of diagnostic tests. The Standards for Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies (STARD) statement, first published in 2003, aims to improve the reporting quality of such studies. To investigate to which extent published diagnostic accuracy studies adhere ...
Tuchin P P Department of Chiropractic, Macquarie University, NorthRyde, NSW, - - 2013
Intracranial hypotension (IH) is caused by a leakage of cerebrospinal fluid (often from a tear in the dura) which commonly produces an orthostatic headache. It has been reported to occur after trivial cervical spine trauma including spinal manipulation. Some authors have recommended specifically questioning patients regarding any chiropractic spinal manipulation ...
Timor-Tritsch Ilan E IE Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal-Medicine, New York University SOM, New York, NY, - - 2013
We evaluated histological slides, pictures and descriptions of the pathology of cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) and early (second trimester) placenta accreta (EPA) to support our hypothesis that they are pathologically indistinguishable diseases; and represent an early clinical manifestation in the continuum leading to morbidly adherent placenta. The database of a ...
Berbegal-Degracia Laura L Dermatology, General Hospital University of Alicante, Alicante, - - 2013
Congenital or neonatal Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is an unusual infection, barely reported in the literature. In these patients a mechanism of transmission that is neither via contact or sexual transmission should be considered. We describe five cases of neonatal MC and review the cases already published to discuss the possible ...
Chandra Prabha S PS NIMHANS Centre for Well-Being, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, - - 2013
Several countries have prescribed standard guidelines for media professionals on suicide reporting. However, the implementation of these guidelines has been varied. Suicide rates in South Asia are one of the highest in the world, and it is known that media guidelines for suicide reporting are not followed adequately. However, there ...
Carroll Christopher - - 2013
Data extraction is a key stage in systematic review, yet it is the subject of little research. The aim of the present research was to use a small case study to highlight some important issues affecting this fundamental process. The authors undertook an analysis of differences in the binary event ...
Olsen Cara H CH Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, - - 2014
In 2003, a review of the use of statistics in Infection and Immunity (IAI) found that more than half of articles had errors of statistical analysis or reporting of statistical results. This updated review of recent articles identifies and discusses the most common statistical methods reported in IAI and provides ...
Dong Ying Y Ying Dong, Xiao-Ying Feng, Chun-Meng Jiang, Department of Gastroenterology, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian 116023, Liaoning Province, - - 2013
To investigate the epidemiology and characteristics of Barrett's esophagus (BE) in China and compare with cases in the west. Studies were retrieved from the China National Knowledge Infrastructure and PubMed databases using the terms "Barrett" and "Barrett AND China", respectively, as well as published studies about BE in China from ...
Alonso-Coello Pablo - - 2013
Clinicians, providers and guideline panels use absolute effects to weigh the advantages and downsides of treatment alternatives. Relative measures have the potential to mislead readers. However, little is known about the reporting of absolute measures in systematic reviews. The objectives of our study are to determine the proportion of systematic ...
Fiest K M KM Department of Community Health Sciences and Institute for Public Health, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta., - - 2014
Background: Systematic reviews and meta-analyses on the incidence and prevalence of neurological conditions are important methods of quantifying the burden and risk of disease. Methods: The rigorous methodology required in order to minimize publication bias, account for study heterogeneity, and variation in study quality are described. When appropriate, a meta-analysis ...
Hagiwara Shigehiro S Depertment of clinical Laboratory, Saiseikai Utsunomiya Hospital, 911-1, Takebayashi 321-0974, - - 2013
Desulfovibrio spp. can be found in soil, water, and sewage, as well as in the digestive tracts of animals and humans. We report a case of Desulfovibrio desulfuricans bacteremia during hospitalization with acute cerebral infarction following aspiration bronchopneumonia and severe diarrhea, and the case strongly suggests that Desulfovibrio spp. bacteremia ...
Wilson Meghan N MN Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Louisiana, United - - 2014
Objective The types of otogenic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistulae were previously classified into defects through, adjacent to, or distal to the otic capsule. This article presents cases of the three different types of spontaneous CSF fistulae and reviews pertinent literature. We examine the management of the different types of otogenic CSF ...
Scurati-Manzoni Elisabetta - - 2013
Cystic fibrosis per se can sometimes lead to hyponatremia, hypokalemia, hypochloremia or hyperbicarbonatemia. This tendency was first documented 60 years ago and has subsequently been confirmed in single case reports or small case series, most of which were retrospective. However, this issue has not been addressed analytically. We have therefore systematically ...
Khalighi Mazdak A MA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los - - 2013
Infectious endocarditis is associated with a number of systemic manifestations, including kidney disease. Kidney manifestations, including hematuria, parenchymal infarction, and glomerulonephritis, may affect as many as 40%-50% of patients with infective endocarditis. In a minority of cases of infective endocarditis, routine bacterial cultures do not yield an offending organism. Bartonella ...
Vlahovic Aleksandar A Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Burns, Institute for Mother and Child Health Care of the Republic of Serbia, New Belgrade, Serbia. Electronic address: - - 2013
Intraoral localization of alimentary tract duplication is extremely rare. We report a duplication cyst at the floor of the mouth, lined by esophageal epithelium and treated successfully by surgical excision. To our knowledge, this is the third case of intraoral enteric duplication cysts lined with esophageal epithelium reported in the ...
Hernández Mateo Manuela M MM Servicio de Angiología y Cirugía Vascular. Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2013
Cystic adventitial disease (CAD) is a rare, non-atherosclerotic vascular condition predominantly seen in middle-aged men with no cardiovascular risk factors. Three cases have been diagnosed and treated in our institution during the past eight years. The purpose of this report is to provide an updated literature review of this condition ...
Fonseca Annabelle L - - 2013
Thymomas are rare pediatric malignancies with indolent behavior. There are fewer than 50 reported cases and no comprehensive review. We sought to evaluate our recent experience with pediatric thymomas, and comprehensively review the extant literature. A systematic search of the PubMed database was performed using keywords: "thymoma", "pediatric", "juvenile", "childhood", ...
Aviner Shraga S Department of Pediatrics, The Barzilai Medical Center Ashkelon, Israel; Faculty of Health Sciences, The Barzilai Medical Center Campus, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Ashkelon, Israel. Electronic address: - - 2013
Epidural hematoma is a potentially life threatening event that demands prompt diagnosis and surgical treatment, usually following head trauma. We present a case of a 9-year-old boy with no history of head trauma, and who was diagnosed with epidural hematoma secondary to frontal sinusitis; and the medical literature was reviewed.
Davenport Todd E TE University of the Pacific, Department of Physical Therapy, Stockton, CA, - - 2013
Physical therapists increasingly are contributing clinical case reports to the health literature, which form the basis for higher quality evidence that has been incorporated into clinical practice guidelines. Yet, few resources exist to assist physical therapists with the basic mechanics and quality standards of producing a clinical case report. This ...
Shepshelovich Daniel D Institute of Hematology, Davidoff Center, Beilinson Hospital, Rabin Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, - - 2013
We report the development of hypothermia in a patient with Hodgkin lymphoma which resolved with chemotherapy administration. A review of the literature revealed 16 previous reports of hypothermia in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma. Overall prognosis seems to be unfavorable. To the best of our knowledge this is the first report ...
Robert Andres A Section of Thoracic Imaging, Imaging Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, - - 2013
Mediastinal vascular malformations are interesting group of disorders, which are rarely seen in clinical practice. In this case report, we discuss two cases of venous vascular malformations in the anterior and posterior mediastinum. Also, we discuss the findings on cross-sectional imaging and review the classification schemes of these lesions.
Arif Zeba - - 2013
In last month's long-awaited response to the Francis report, the government committed to introducing mandatory reporting of ward staff numbers.
Walsh John C JC VFA-122, Naval Air Station Lemoore, Lemoore, CA 93246, USA. - - 2013
Brachial plexopathies of various etiologies are commonly discussed in the literature; however, recurrent painless shoulder weakness is an uncommon event, especially in an otherwise healthy adult man. A designated Naval F/A-18 E/F aviator presented with acute right-sided, painless shoulder girdle weakness that initially presented 2 yr earlier in a similar ...
Hayek Shady N SN SMCH, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery, Burn Surgery, Beirut, - - 2013
Clinical as well as radiologic diagnosis of infantile fibrosarcoma (IFS) is often a challenging problem due to similarities with tumors of vascular origin. Consequently, in the majority of cases, histological and immunohistochemical studies are considered gold standards for the final diagnosis. The two case reports and the review of literature ...
Sarrami Amir Hossein AH Isfahan Neurosciences Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, - - 2013
Disseminated mucormycosis is a rare entity most frequently seen in neutropenic patients with hematologic malignancies, post transplants or in patients on deferoxamine therapy. We report a 64-year-old immunocompetent male with an acute pneumonia and a generalized jaundice who died within 24 h. In the autopsy, extensive perforations of spleen and ...
Ozmanevra Ramadan - - 2013
Alkaptonuria is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by the deficiency of homogentisate 1.2 dioxygenase activity. The clinical presentation shows an ochronotic pigment which is deposited in all connective tissues, including in cartilage, particularly. The knee is the most common site of peripheral abnormality. There is currently no definitive cure for ...
Ochiai Daigo D Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Saitama City Hospital, Saitama-shi, Saitama, - - 2013
Chondrodysplasia punctata brachytelephalangic type is a common subset of a heterogeneous group of chondrodysplasia punctata. Most affected children generally do not have significant physical disabilities; however, a small number of patients are at risk of cervical canal stenosis with cervical cord compression leading to serious morbidity and early mortality. Very ...
Menniti Michele M Department of Science of Health, School of Medicine, University of Catanzaro and Pharmacovigilance Centre, Calabria Region, University Hospital Mater Domini, Catanzaro, - - 2013
Spontaneous adverse drugs reaction (ADRs) reporting represents a precious resource for control and information about the drug's safety and pharmacovigilance. The current reporting system is mainly based on handwritten forms and later manually loaded into a national electronic database by few local pharmacovigilance centers. This reporting system is complicated for ...
Palleria Caterina C Department of Science of Health, School of Medicine, University of Catanzaro, Italy and Pharmacovigilance's Centre Calabria Region, University Hospital Mater Domini, Catanzaro, - - 2013
Nowadays, based on several epidemiological data, iatrogenic disease is an emerging public health problem, especially in industrialized countries. Adverse drugs reactions (ADRs) are extremely common and, therefore, clinically, socially, and economically worthy of attention. Spontaneous reporting system for suspected ADRs represents the cornerstone of the pharmacovigilance, because it allows rapid ...
Hoshino Masato - - 2013
A 39-year-old female patient was referred to our hospital with a suspected esophageal motility disorder following a 4-month history of hiccup and dysphagia. Her past medical and family histories were unremarkable. Prior investigation with upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and esophagography failed to demonstrate any obvious pathology. Therefore, high-resolution manometry was performed, ...
Obaid Thaer - - 2013
Variations in the course of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) can occur, including the development of a nonrecurrent inferior laryngeal nerve (NRILN). Rarely, both a right RLN and a right NRILN have been reported in the same patient, merging before they enter the larynx. A case is presented, including images, ...
Kim Kyung Taek KT Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dong-Eui Medical Center, Busan, - - 2013
Adenomyoepithelioma is a rarely occurring tumor and its generation in the limbs is extremely rare. We report a case of an adenomyoepithelioma over the proximal tibial tuberosity that was treated without any complications after an excisional biopsy with a literature review.
Colville-Ebeling Bonnie B Department of Forensic Medicine, Copenhagen University, Denmark. Electronic address: - - 2014
Current autopsy practice in forensic pathology is to a large extent based on experience and individual customary practices as opposed to evidence and consensus based practices. As a result there is the potential for substantial variation in how knowledge is applied in each case. In the present case series, we ...
Young Graeme - - 2013
To review existing studies and case reports regarding complications associated with contact lenses (CLs) from unregulated sources of supply and to identify any relevant trends. A systematic literature search was performed to locate publications concerning complications associated with CLs obtained from unregulated sources of supply. A total of 23 articles ...
Chang Yen-Liang YL Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. ; School of Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan, - - 2014
Plasmacytoma is an extremely rare and discrete solitary mass of neoplastic monoclonal plasma cells. Extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) tends to occur during the fifth and seventh decades of life and is rarely diagnosed in younger patients. Only four cases of EMP have been previously reported in relatively young patients. Here we ...
Pereira Mariana C - - 2013
We report 7 uterine cavity calcification cases and systematically review the literature on cases presenting this finding. In our series of cases, mean age of patients was 31.6 ± 5.4 years, with an infertility period ranging from 2 to 8 years. None of our patients had a history of intrauterine ...
Balsara Zarine R - - 2013
Spigelian hernias (SHs) are rare in the pediatric population. Although pediatric general surgeons often treat this defect, the increased association between a congenital SH and an ipsilateral undescended testis suggests that urologists may be the first provider encountering this entity. Knowledge of this condition is therefore important. We report one ...
Klenke F M FM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, Bern, - - 2014
Study Design Case report. Objectives With only two previously reported cases, localized amyloidosis of the sacrum is extremely rare. Here we report a 64-year-old woman with a large osteolytic lesion accompanied by weakness and paresthesia of the right leg and difficulties in bladder control. Methods Fine needle biopsy and standard staging procedures revealed ...
Pandyan Deepak Abraham DA Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra Medical Center, Chennai, - - 2014
Pseudoaneurysm of the internal maxillary artery is very rare and only a handful of cases have been reported in the literature thus far and none after placement of a prosthetic condyle and a distraction device. This case report highlights the need for early diagnosis, appropriate steps in management, and a ...
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