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Stelfox Henry T - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews are an important knowledge synthesis tool, but with new literature available each day, reviewers must balance identifying all relevant literature against timely synthesis. METHODS: This study tested capture-mark-recapture (CMR), an ecology-based technique, to estimate the total number of articles in the literature identified in a systematic review ...
Johnston Samantha - - 2013
Prevalence estimates have been based on several case definitions of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The purpose of this work is to provide a rigorous overview of their application in prevalence research. A systematic review of primary studies reporting the prevalence of CFS since 1990 was conducted. Studies were summarized according ...
Boike Justin R - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Internal Medicine resident (IMR) physician reporting of patient safety events (PSEs) is suboptimal and may be related to poor attitudes toward reporting. PURPOSE: The objective was to evaluate the impact of a PSE reporting expectation on the rates of reporting among IMRs. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, IMRs ...
Mahe Etienne - - 2013
Correlation of intraoperative frozen section diagnosis with final diagnosis can be an important component of an institution’s quality assurance process. We performed a quality assurance review of 1207 frozen section diagnoses from 812 surgical cases performed in the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Programme during a 6-month period in 2007. We ...
Chaturvedi Madhu - - 2013
A case of thymoma with extensive ossification in an 8-year-old female child is presented. The presence of extensive ossification in the stroma of the thymoma is an extremely rare feature. To date, there is a single report of ossifying thymoma in children. This report represents the second known case in ...
Parashi Hrishikesh Sukhadeo - - 2013
Intercostal arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are rare lesions. Review of literature shows that most reported cases are secondary to trauma or iatrogenic in origin. Congenital intercostal AVMs are extremely rare. We believe that only 1 case report of congenital intercostal arteriovenous malformation has been reported previously in the literature. We present ...
Defazio Michael V - - 2013
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Ehrenpreis Eli D - - 2013
We examined the effects of the black box warning about the risk of tardive dyskinesia (TD) with chronic use of metoclopramide on management of gastroparesis within a single clinical practice, and on reporting of adverse events. Medical records of gastroparesis patients were evaluated for physician management choices. The FDA Adverse ...
Gentile Giorgio - - 2013
Aim: to discuss the rationale of the management of penile MALT lymphoma. Case Report: A 24-year-old patient presented with a painless and mobile nodule localized in the ventral part of the penis. The lesion was firstly evaluated through Doppler ultrasonography, which showed a hypoechoic and vascularized solid mass, a subsequent ...
Vasileiadis Ioannis - - 2013
Metastatic tumors in the external auditory canal (EAC) are exceptionally rare. These metastases almost always occur in the latter stages of the disease process. Ten cases of metastatic tumors of the EAC have been reported in the literature. We report the first case of a metastatic bronchogenic adenocarcinoma that presented ...
Rojas Yesenia - - 2013
Extrarenal Wilms tumors are extremely rare with only isolated case reports in the pediatric literature. We present the case of a 2-year old boy who presented with a large abdominal mass and constipation. Pathologic diagnosis of the tumor was extrarenal Wilms tumor (ERWT) with favorable histology. We discuss the diagnostic ...
Katangwe Thembi - - 2013
A case of human melioidosis caused by a novel sequence type of Burkholderia pseudomallei occurred in a child in Malawi, southern Africa. A literature review showed that human cases reported from the continent have been increasing.
Habib Faridi Shahbaz - - 2013
We encountered a 55-year-old man, who presented with an orifice in the suprapubic region, through which fecal material was discharged. On physical examination, the patient was unstable. After resuscitation, thorough evaluation, and laboratory and imaging investigations, he underwent an exploratory laparotomy. The ileum was entrapped at the deep inguinal ring, ...
He Jian-Guo - - 2013
Liposarcomas represent a significant proportion of soft-tissue sarcomas. However, their occurrence in the head and neck is infrequent and they are exceedingly rare in the retropharyngeal space. The present study reports the case of a 58-year-old patient with retropharyngeal liposarcoma. Uniquely, the patient presented with rapidly worsening dyspnea. The diagnosis ...
Xiang Lili - - 2013
Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma (AFH) is a rare, low-grade malignant potential soft tissue tumor which occurs most commonly in children and young adults. Only a few case reports have been described that typically occur in the extremities of the deep dermis and subcutaneous tissue, followed by the trunk, as well as ...
Ma Zhen-Hai - - 2013
Inflammatory pseudotumor of the spleen (IPTS) is an extremely rare condition. To the best of our knowledge, only ∼113 cases have been reported in the literature since the first 2 cases were reported in 1984. The present study reports the case of an IPTS in a 72-year-old male patient. The ...
Teixeira Vera Barreto - - 2013
This case report involves a 20-year-old man with unilateral punctate porokeratosis. The patient presented an 8-year history of numerous asymptomatic keratotic papules and pits with linear distribution on his left pal-mar surface and fifth finger of the left hand. Histopathological examination of the keratotic plug revealed findings of distinct epidermal ...
Togoo Rafi Ahmad - - 2013
Inverted third molar impaction is a rare occurrence. Very few cases have been reported in the literature till date. We report an interesting and a rare case of inverted maxillary third molar impaction in a 33 year old male patient. This case report would add to the academic literature and ...
Psathakis K K Department of Pneumonology, Army General Hospital of Athens, Greece. - - 2013
We report a rare case of a 59 year-old female, who was admitted to the hospital because of a recurrent right-sided pleural effusion. The initial work-up was non-diagnostic. The diagnosis was finally confirmed following medical thoracoscopy, where an osteophyte of a rib was found to protrude sharply into the thoracic ...
Kipling Mike M Department of Breast and General Surgery, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, Cumbria, - - 2013
Pneumomastia is air within the breast parenchyma. A number of causes have been reported for this condition. This case report describes a new cause and details of the management strategy applied, together with a review of the literature. We describe a case of acute breast swelling in a 40-year-old woman ...
Wang Keming K 17th Department of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of outcomes of fingertip revision amputation for fingertip amputation injuries in the English-language literature to provide best evidence of functional outcomes. A MEDLINE literature search was performed to identify studies that met the following criteria: (1) reported primary data; ...
Misra Poonam - - 2013
PURPOSE: Sinonasal teratocarcinosarcoma (SNTCS) is a rare and highly malignant neoplasm that often involves the anterior skull base. This study reviews the published literature related to SNTCS. Clinical presentation, demographics, radiographic diagnosis, pathology, treatment, and management outcomes of this uncommon disease are reported. METHODS: A systematic review in the published ...
Quinn Davin Kenneth - - 2013
Thermal injuries have been recognized to cause significant neuropsychiatric symptoms and disability in their sufferers since the middle of the 20th century, when Drs. Stanley Cobb and Erich Lindemann of the Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA) studied survivors of the Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire in Boston. Although "burn encephalopathy" or ...
Xiao Yi - - 2013
Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a distinct vascular tumor with low malignant biologic behavior that is very rare in the kidney. Only 3 adult patients have been reported to date in English-language reports. We report the case of a 9-year-old boy who presented with painless gross hematuria. Magnetic resonance imaging and positron ...
Gologorsky Yakov - - 2013
Primary intraosseous hemangiomas are benign, vascular malformations that account for approximately 1% of all primary bone neoplasms. These tumors are mostly found in vertebral bodies and are rarely seen in the calvarium, where they represent 0.2% of bony neoplasms. When found in the skull, they tend to present with vague ...
May Austin N - - 2013
Intussusception is a recognised paediatric presentation in emergency department and primary care settings. The aetiology of intussusception is multifactorial and largely unknown but includes infection in some cases. Yersinia has been the most frequently cited bacterial association in children. Identifying Yersinia affects the role and choice of antibiotics in a ...
Tana Claudio - - 2013
A biloma is a rare disease characterized by an abnormal intra- or extrahepatic bile collection due to a traumatic or spontaneous rupture of the biliary system. Laboratory findings are nonspecific. The diagnosis is usually suspected on the basis of a typical history (right upper quadrant abdominal pain, chills, fever and ...
Mamindla Ravi Kumar - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Cervical spondyloptosis is an extreme variant of cervical spinal injury where patients usually present with disabling neurological deficits. Presentation of these patients without significant morbidity is very rare and we could only find sporadic case reports in literature involving traumatic cervical spondyloptosis without neurological deficits. Usually such patients get ...
Wang Hao - - 2013
Cases of primary colorectal adenocarcinoma metastasized to the palatine tonsil are extremely rare. To the best of our knowledge, only 10 cases have thus far been previously documented in the English literature. A 37-year-old Chinese woman presented with a right palatine tonsil swelling and odynophagia 5 months after a surgical ...
Li Mingsi - - 2013
The Ewing's sarcoma family of tumors is a group of cancers that commonly arises in young adults during their second decade of life. It frequently involves the trunk and long bones of the body with primary Ewing's sarcoma of the paranasal sinuses being exceedingly rare. We describe the case of ...
Liu Qiang - - 2013
PURPOSE: Unilateral uterine adnexa absence with a normal uterus is extremely rare but meaningful in clinical. To date, this rare malformation is still not well understood. Here, we present a new case and systematically summarize 38 historical cases to make this rare anomaly be understood better by clinicians. METHOD: The ...
Paroder Viktoriya - - 2013
Absent sella turcica is an extremely rare and dramatic radiographic finding. It may be isolated or occur in the presence of other anomalies, often involving the adenohypophysis. Our evaluation of a female infant with multiple anomalies including absence of the sella turcica, a normal pituitary in the craniopharyngeal canal, normal ...
McCleary Nicola - - 2013
Key components of healthcare interventions include 'active ingredients' (intervention components that can be specifically linked to effects on outcomes such that, were they omitted, the intervention would be ineffective). These should be reported in titles and abstracts of published reports of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). However, reporting of non-pharmacologic interventions ...
Böhringer Elisabeth - - 2013
Uni- or bilateral radial nerve palsy in newborn is a rare symptom. We report about a case of unusual bilateral radial nerve palsy in a term-born girl who recovered completely after 10 months and review the English-speaking literature about this condition. Review of the literature shows less than 60 reported cases ...
Ustwani Omar Al - - 2013
Our objective was to recognize the association of autoimmune diseases (AD) in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and understand how this association could affect prognosis and management of both diseases. We describe our cohort of 10 patients and 34 patients reported in the English literature in addition to ten cohort ...
Kanchan Tanuj - - 2013
Cranial sutures give a wide estimate of age and asymmetric closure of sutures is likely to further complicate the process of age estimation from the closure of cranial sutures. Literature on the estimation of age from squamous suture is limited. A rare case of asymmetric closure of squamous suture is ...
Kuten Jonathan - - 2013
Anaplastic ganglioglioma (AGG) is a rare tumor. A PubMed database search yielded only a few case reports and fewer case series. An even rarer entity is AGG arising in the spinal cord. We present a case of a pediatric patient with a pathological diagnosis of spinal AGG.
Giotakis Evangelos I - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Patients with isolated mucosal cysts of the maxillary sinus (MMC) often undergo surgical treatment despite the absence of relevant symptoms. Some physicians believe that MMC might increase in size and cause complications in the future. The anticipated value of this study is to consolidate and improve the understanding of ...
Petteys Rory J - - 2013
Background Corpectomy is a frequently performed procedure for pathologies of the anterior spine including neoplasms, fractures, deformities, and osteomyelitis. Traditional approaches to the anterior thoracic spine and thoracolumbar junction are associated with significant perioperative pulmonary complications and morbidity. Posterior and posterolateral approaches minimize some of these complications but are somewhat ...
Hartline James - - 2013
The recent outbreak of hantavirus in Yosemite National Park has attracted national attention, with 10 confirmed cases of hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome and thousands of more people exposed. This article will review the epidemiology, presentation, workup, and treatment for this rare but potentially lethal illness. The possibility of infection with hantavirus ...
Castellani Christoph - - 2013
Intrauterine ovarian torsion is a rare event, but it is a possible cause for unilateral ovarian aplasia. Most commonly the ovary undergoes autolysis after torsion so that no tissue or remnants can be discovered on the involved side. We report a rare case of unilateral intrauterine torsion followed by autoamputation ...
Nguyen Tt Jean - - 2013
Objectives To present a rare case of unilateral vocal cord paralysis (VCP) secondary to spontaneous internal carotid artery dissection and to perform a literature review. Case report A 35-year-old male presented to the emergency department with acute onset hoarseness and dysphagia. History, physical exam and laryngoscopy revealed left sided VCP ...
Lange S - - 2013
In practical case work, forensic experts can be confronted with the problem of estimating cold exposure times in the living given the core body temperature after exposure. However, the current literature lacks systematic studies of body cooling in the living and cooling rates under different circumstances. The objective of our ...
Satija Bhawna - - 2013
Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica is a rare skeletal developmental disorder representing an osteocartilaginous tumor arising from 1 or more epiphyses during childhood. We report a case of a young male who presented with complaints of pain and swelling in the posteromedial aspect of the left ankle with the clinical diagnosis of ...
Newstead B - - 2013
BACKGROUND: /st>Concerns exist regarding the safe use of propofol by Emergency Physicians for procedural sedation. The World SIVA International Sedation Task Force has recently created an adverse event tool, in an effort to standardize reporting. We present a safety analysis of our use of propofol using this tool.MethodPropofol was given ...
Eyssartier E - - 2013
Lipoblastomas are rare benign mesenchymal tumors of fetal white fat tissue appearing most commonly in children under 3 years of age, and usually affecting the extremities. Only nine cases of intrascrotal lipoblastoma have been reported to our knowledge, and although they are benign, in one case an orchidectomy was performed. ...
Rakhmatullina Maryam - - 2013
Use of physical restraints remains a highly controversial topic. Even with proven efficacy in restraint usage across multiple settings, for years, investigators have debated whether or not the risks outweigh the benefits. There is a growing concern regarding restraints-related negative consequences. Although over the past two decades, with new regulations, ...
Dlova N C - - 2013
Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is an uncommon clinical variant of lichen planopilaris (LPP), presenting with a band-like scarring alopecia(SA) involving the hairline, first described by Kossard in 1994(1) . Lately, familial cases of FFA have been reported in both Caucasian and black patients(2,3) , suggesting amongst other factors, the possibility ...
Kong M Cw - - 2013
OBJECTIVES. To audit the use of intrauterine balloon tamponade for the management of massive postpartum haemorrhage and compare outcomes with those documented in the literature. DESIGN. Retrospective case series. SETTING. Obstetric Unit of a regional hospital in Hong Kong. PATIENTS. All cases with severe postpartum haemorrhage from January 2011 to ...
Gonzalez-Gonzalez Cristian - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Underreporting is the major limitation of a voluntary adverse drug reaction (ADR) reporting system. Many studies have assessed the effectiveness of different interventions designed to reduce underreporting. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to conduct a critical review of papers that assessed the effectiveness of different strategies to increase ADR reporting, regardless ...
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