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Jacobi Christian Manuel Claus CM Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland; Medical School of the Technical University Munich, Munich, - - 2014
Background: Morbus Ollier is characterized by the presence of multiple enchondromas, i.e. benign intraosseous cartilaginous lesions. Although their manifestation in the limb bones is well described, only few cases with ENT involvement, primarily arising from the skull, have been reported. The malignant transformation toward slowly growing low-grade chondrosarcomas is the ...
Smith Kristine Anne KA Division of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
Kawasaki Disease (KD), a systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology, has been associated with the development of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). KD is primarily a disease of young children, who are the most susceptible to complications from even minimal hearing loss. If there is a connection between KD and the development ...
Travis Adam R AR Department of Radiology, University of Chicago Medical Center, 5841 S Maryland Ave, MC 2026, Chicago, IL 60637. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine whether key radiology report "consumers" in our institution prefer structured measurement reporting in a dedicated report section over the current practice of embedding measurements throughout the "Findings" section, given the availability of new tools for quantitative imaging interpretation that enable automated structured ...
Proy-Vega Beatriz B Servicio de Farmacia, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Albacete , Albacete , - - 2014
Introduction: In July 2013, the European Medicines Agency suspended the marketing authorizations of tetrazepam across the European Union. Herein, we examine the various kinds of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) reported to be associated with tetrazepam. Areas covered: We undertook a two-sided systematic approach. First, we conducted a search in Medline ...
Opanova Maria I MI Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI. Electronic address: - - 2014
The supracondylar process is a congenital bone projection on the distal anteromedial humerus often associated with a ligament of Struthers, a fibrous connection between the process and medial epicondyle. It is largely asymptomatic and only on rare occasions presents with neurovascular compression resulting in a supracondylar process syndrome. This case ...
Baccaro Leopoldo M LM Department of General Surgery, Easton Hospital, Drexel University College of Medicine, Easton, Pennsylvania, - - 2014
Computed tomographic virtual colonoscopy (CTVC) is a safe and minimally invasive modality when compared with fiberoptic colonoscopy for evaluating the colon and rectum. We have reviewed the risks for colonic perforation by investigating the relevant literature. The objectives of this study were to assess the risk of colonic perforation during ...
Lim Pei Shan PS Department of O&G, UKMMC, Kuala - - 2014
Spontaneous rupture of uterine surface varicose veins is rare but may result in serious complication of pregnancy, as it is associated with high perinatal and maternal mortality. We report a 24-year-old primigravida who presented with this rare condition mimicking placenta abruption, which was successfully managed. A review of reported cases ...
Hashim Hilwati H Medical Imaging Unit, Universiti Teknologi Mara Faculty of Medicine, Sungai Buloh Campus, Jalan Hospital, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia. - - 2014
We report the case of a 30-year-old woman who was referred to us for evaluation of a 2-week history of fever, headache, vomiting, bilateral ptosis, and blurred vision. Imaging obtained by the referring institution had identified a sphenoid sinus mass and diffuse meningeal infiltration, which was thought to represent an ...
Hu Hui-Juan HJ Department of Computed Tomography, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei 430071, P.R. - - 2014
The current study presents a case of extraskeletal mesenchymal chondrosarcoma (ESMC) involving the vena cava that originally occurred in the retroperitoneum of a 61-year-old female. Following excision of the masses, pathological examination confirmed a diagnosis of primary ESMC. Mesenchymal chondrosarcomas are extremely rare in comparison to conventional chondrosarcomas and even ...
Shen Yue-Hong YH Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310003, P.R. - - 2014
Urethral leiomyoma is an extremely rare condition that arises from the smooth muscle of the urethra. To the best of our knowledge, there is only a single reported recurrence treated by a repeat excision in the literature to date. The present study reports an exceptionally rare case of a recurrent ...
Meletis Georgios G Department of Clinical Microbiology, St. Paul General Hospital of Thessaloniki; Department of Internal Medicine, St. Demetrios General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, - - 2014
The spread of carbapenemase-producing bacteria constitutes a worldwide problem of major importance to public health. The detection of these enzymes is often reported by most European countries and infection control measures are implemented in order to limit their dissemination. Despite the strong evidence indicating the Balkans as a reservoir for ...
Richardson Clare C Loma Linda University School of Medicine , Loma Linda, - - 2014
Background: Mobile phones have been reported to cause allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). Methods: A comprehensive online literature review was conducted through the National Library of Medicine (Pubmed MEDLINE) using appropriate medical subject headings and keywords. Results: Thirty-seven cases of mobile phone-related ACD were found. Six studies evaluating allergen release from ...
Titmarsh Glen J - - 2014
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are a heterogeneous group of diseases including polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET), and primary(idiopathic) myelofibrosis (PMF). In this systematic review, we provide a comprehensive report on the incidence and prevalence of MPNs across the globe. Electronic databases (PubMed, EMBASE, MEDLINE, and Web of Science) were searched ...
Mohan Bhavya B Academic Unit of Retorative Dentistry, Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, 76 Wellesley Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2SZ, United Kingdom; Tel: 01142717930(O), 07713355721(M); e-mail: - - 2014
Concrescence signifies a rare developmental alteration, most commonly in maxillary molars,where two fully formed teeth with separate root canal structures are fused with cementum. Clinical detection is difficult due to lack of enamel involvement and radiographic detection may be challenging, as two dimensional images may be misdiagnosed as overlap, superimposition ...
Suh Jong Hui JH Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Sugery, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 222 Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul 137-701, Republic of - - 2014
We report the case of a 16-year-old boy with a rapid growing mass on his left anterior chest wall. The mass was completely resected, and pathological examination confirmed nodular fasciitis. Benign chest tumors rarely occur in childhood. Nodular fasciitis is a benign proliferation of myofibroblast that is often mimicked by ...
Hong Cheng C 1 State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, Guangzhou 510120, China ; 2 Department of Cardiology, Eastern District, Guangdong General Hospital, Guangzhou 510080, - - 2014
Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a rare chronic large-vessel vasculitis. The early diagnosis is difficult, because of lack of characteristic clinical manifestations. In this paper, we reported a TA case of young female was misdiagnosed as mediastinal malignant lymphoma and mediastinoscope biopsy was performed. The biopsy result demonstrated that thickened tissue ...
Min Hong-Wei HW School of Rehabilitation Medicine, Capital Medical University, Beijing, People's Republic of - - 2014
The management of heterotopic ossification (HO) is controversial. Although some reports have investigated assessment and surgical resection techniques for HO affecting one or more joints, the cases of multijoint stiffness secondary to HO are rare. This article describes a rare case of HO affecting both upper limbs of a 32-year-old ...
Higgins M M Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University College Dublin, National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, Ireland Maternal Fetal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, - - 2014
: Use of fetal heart rate monitoring (FHRM) on the labour ward is common but obstetricians are less familiar with its use in theatre for non-obstetric surgery. In comparison, obstetric anaesthesia literature largely supports monitoring as an adjunct to maternal observations. The aim of this study was to systematically review ...
Sanak Sindagi P P Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Newport, Wales, - - 2014
Mild Isolated Ventriculomegaly affects 0.15-0.7% of pregnancies.(1) The developmental prognosis for children seems to be better than that described for ventriculomegaly associated with other anomalies.(2) But the risk of developmental delay is still unclear and presents a challenge to physicians for managing and counselling prospective parents. To evaluate the prenatal ...
Jeong Eui-Kyun EK Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Gangneung Asan Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Gangneung, - - 2014
Systemic capillary leak syndrome (SCLS) is very rare and lethal disease and only 150 cases have been reported after the first publication of its report in 1960 by Clarkson. SCLS is characterized by hemoconcentation and hypoalbuminemia caused by reversible plasma extravasation. Its mechanism is unknown, but transient dysfunction of the ...
Lovett Paris B PB The Department of Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, - - 2014
Performance improvement programs in emergency medicine (EM) have evolved beyond peer reviews of referred cases and now encompass a large set of quality metrics that are measured proactively. However, peer review of cases continues to be an important element of performance improvement, and selection of cases tends to be driven ...
Seo Jin-Suk JS Department of Neurosurgery, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Simultaneous occurrence of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in different arterial territories is an uncommon event. We report on two cases of multiple spontaneous simultaneous ICH for which we could find no specific cause. A 73-year-old man, with no related medical history, was admitted to the hospital with simultaneous bithalamic ICH, and ...
Pereira Sandro Antonio SA Laboratório de Pesquisa Clínica em Dermatozoonoses em Animais Domésticos, Instituto de Pesquisa Clínica Evandro Chagas, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, - - 2014
Introduction Sporotrichosis is a mycosis affecting both humans and animals. Within the context of the ongoing sporotrichosis epidemic in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, sick cats plays an important role in the zoonotic transmission. The aim of this study was to update the number of feline cases diagnosed ...
Kim Moinay M Department of Neurological Surgery, Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
To report a case of spinal intramedullary cysticercosis in thoracic spine. A 47-year old man living in Korea referred to our hospital with both feet tingling sensation for about a year. Laboratory evaluations, including serologic tests were not helpful. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a 1.7 cm intramedullary mass at T10-11 ...
Cosse C C Department of Digestive and Metabolic Surgery, North Hospital, Amiens University Medical Centre and Jules Verne University of Picardie, Place Victor Pauchet, F-80054 Amiens Cedex 01, France; INSERM U1088, Jules Verne University of Picardie, Amiens, - - 2014
Day-case appendectomy (DCA) for acute appendicitis has been suggested as a valuable alternative to traditional appendectomy but many surgeons are reluctant to apply this technique in adults. The aim of the present review is to discuss the feasibility of DCA in adults. Three reviewers independently searched the Pubmed and Embase ...
Zhou Yihua Y The Department of Radiology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 3635 Vista Blvd at Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO, 63110, USA, - - 2014
Retrospective research is an import tool in radiology. Identifying imaging examinations appropriate for a given research question from the unstructured radiology reports is extremely useful, but labor-intensive. Using the machine learning text-mining methods implemented in LingPipe [1], we evaluated the performance of the dynamic language model (DLM) and the Naïve ...
Botha Sarel J P - - 2014
The aim of this article is to publish a literature review and report on two new cases of Gordon syndrome (GS), a rare syndrome documented to have an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern or to occur sporadically; it is characterized by camptodactyly, cleft palate, and talipes equinovarus. We report two exceptional ...
Kokcu Arif A Departments of 1Obstetrics and Gynecology and 2Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ondokuz Mayis, Samsun, - - 2014
To add a new case of primary vulvar lymphangioma circumscriptum to the literature and to review the current literature. We searched the PubMed/MEDLINE databases for previous case reports using the key words "vulvar lymphangioma circumscriptum" and "primary vulvar lymphangioma circumscriptum." We found 21 cases of primary vulvar lymphangioma circumscriptum reported ...
Evaniew Nathan N Department of Surgery, Center for Evidence-Based Orthopaedics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, - - 2014
Extraskeletal para-articular osteochondromas of the infrapatellar fat pad are unique soft-tissue tumors whose etiology and clinical history remain poorly understood. We report three cases and a systematic review of the literature. Three females, aged 47, 54, and 70 years, presented with pain and a parapatellar knee mass. All three underwent ...
Ganjoo Shikhar S Department of Skin and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, - - 2014
A 10-year-old boy had multiple grouped pits with black plugs arranged along the lines of Blaschko on his left chest, arm, and palm. Involvement of the palms is rarely reported in the literature. Recent reports have described mosaic acneiform conditions that could share pathogenetic mechanisms with nevus comedonicus. We briefly ...
Oliver Jane - - 2014
The New Zealand (NZ) Government has made a strong commitment to reduce the incidence of rheumatic fever (RF) by two thirds, to 1.4 cases per 100,000, by mid-2017. We reviewed the NZ RF surveillance sector, aiming to identify potential improvements which would support optimal RF control and prevention activities. This ...
Harding Sally - - 2014
I am pleased to read that Lord Willis's Shape of Caring review will 'build on, rather than replicate, recent reports' (News May 14). We don't want the review members to be reinventing the wheel.
Xu Xiaohan X Department of Anesthesiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Henan, - - 2014
Tracheobronchial rupture is an uncommon but potentially serious complication of endotracheal intubation. The most likely cause of tracheal injury is massive overinflation of the endotracheal tube cuff and pre-existing tracheal wall weakness. We review the relevant literature and predisposing factors contributing to this complication. Only articles that reported at least ...
Runge-Ranzinger S S Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, - - 2014
To review the evidence for the application of tools for dengue outbreak prediction/detection and trend monitoring in passive and active disease surveillance systems in order to develop recommendations for endemic countries and identify important research needs. This systematic literature review followed the protocol of a review from 2008, extending the ...
Nagy Laszlo L Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, United - - 2014
This case report presents a pediatric patient with the extremely rare craniovertebral junction anomaly of occipitocondylar hyperplasia. This 4-year old boy presented with macrocephaly and mild to moderate pontomedullary compression from the unilateral occipitocondylar hyperplasia. Based on the asymptomatic clinical presentation, it was decided to follow the patient with serial ...
Brister Kathriel J KJ Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Pathology, Boston, - - 2014
The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology was published in 2008 and was implemented at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in June, 2010. Prior to this date, our diagnostic scheme was similar to the Bethesda System, except for the category of "Atypia/Follicular Lesion of Undetermined Significance" (AUS). This study ...
Håkansson M Å MA 0000000319238978 Wellspect HealthCare, Molndal, - - 2014
Study design:This is a narrative review summarizing prevalence and background of reusing catheters for intermittent catheterization. It also compares complications related to reuse versus single use.Objectives and setting:The objective of the review is to highlight the on-going debate regarding whether reuse of catheters is as safe as single-use technique and ...
Wayne Peter M PM Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Systematically review frequency and quality of adverse event (AE) reports in randomized clinical trials (RCTs) of Tai Chi (TC). Electronic searches of PubMed/MEDLINE and additional databases from inception through March 2013 of English-language RCTs. Search terms were tai chi, taiji, tai chi chuan. Data were independently extracted by two investigators. ...
Harrison Cassandra - - 2014
While investigating an outbreak of gastrointestinal disease associated with a restaurant, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) noted that patrons had reported illnesses on the business review website Yelp (http://www.yelp.com) that had not been reported to DOHMH. To explore the potential of using Yelp to ...
Maltby Vicki E - - 2014
Abstract Pituitary infarction or apoplexy with spontaneous cure of the underlying pituitary adenoma is rare. In the paediatric population, we found only a few reported cases. We report a rare case of pituitary infarction progressing to CSF-sella syndrome (or empty sella) in an 11-year-old girl. She presented with sudden onset ...
Loghdey Mohamed Saleem MS Department of Dermatology, Queens Medical Centre, Derby Road, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK. Electronic address: - - 2014
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a rare low-grade sarcoma that typically presents with local invasion but rarely metastasises. Surgical excision remains the first-line treatment for DFSP. There are no randomised controlled or prospective studies comparing wide local excision (WLE) with Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), but available evidence from the retrospective studies ...
Tsuji Tadataka T First Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Graduate School of Dentistry, Osaka University, 1-8 Yamadaoka, Suita City, Osaka, 565-0871, - - 2014
Although necrotizing sialometaplasia of the parotid gland is a rare and occasionally presents as a lesion that mimics a malignant tumor, imaging findings in cases of necrotizing sialometaplasia have been rarely reported. We describe here a case of necrotizing sialometaplasia in which there was an increasing lesion manifesting overnight on ...
Li Bin B Bin Li, Lian-Zhong Feng, Xue-Yong Zheng, Department of General Surgery, the Second Hospital of Jiaxing, Jiaxing 314000, Zhejiang Province, - - 2014
Transmesosigmoid hernia has previously been considered as a rare condition. The clinical symptoms can be nonspecific. Here, we report a case of acute intestinal obstruction because of transmesosigmoid hernia. In addition, after a comprehensive review of PubMed and China National Knowledge Infrastructure, we present a review of 22 cases of ...
Bhaludin Basrull Najmi BN Department of Radiology, St. George's Healthcare NHS Trust, London, - - 2014
This study aimed to apply the 'systems approach' to patient safety in order to identify causes for delays and errors in lung cancer diagnoses following an abnormal chest radiograph. In the first part of this study, the systems approach to patient safety was comprehensively reviewed by three radiologists and seven ...
Chappell Todd M TM New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, New - - 2014
There is no consensus in the literature related to the morphology, bony attachments, and variations of the fibular collateral ligament (FCL) of the knee. Our purpose was to investigate FCL morphology and to review reports in the literature regarding this structure. Seventy knees from formalin-fixed, adult cadavers were dissected and ...
Imazio Massimo M aCardiology Department, Maria Vittoria Hospital, Torino bInternal Medicine Division, Ospedale Papa Giovanni XXIII, Bergamo, Italy cSt Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA dChaim Sheba Medical Centre, Tel Hashomer, - - 2014
The prognosis of pericarditis with concomitant myocarditis, especially in the setting of troponin elevation, is a reason for concern because it could imply an adverse outcome. We performed a comprehensive Medline search of all publications from 2000 to 2013 with the MeSH terms 'pericarditis', 'myocarditis' and 'prognosis'. Additional publications were ...
Sastre Sergi S Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital Clínic, C/ Villarroel 170, 08036, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, - - 2014
The Bristow and Latarjet procedures have become popular among orthopaedic surgeons thanks to the development of new instruments that allow the use of arthroscopic techniques to treat cases of glenohumeral instability with bone defects or capsular deficiency. Nonetheless, several complications have been reported after Latarjet procedures, including neurological injuries. This ...
Stael Rebecca R Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital of Ghent, De Pintelaan 185, 9000, Ghent, Belgium, - - 2014
This paper presents a case with refractory relapsing polychondritis (RPC), complicated with severe aortic involvement, which is successfully treated with tocilizumab. Previous treatments consisted of methotrexate, corticosteroids, cyclosporine, cyclophosphamide, infliximab, and etanercept. With these treatments, the patient had recurrent episodes of fever, polyarthritis, tenosynovitis, subcutaneous nodules, and progressive cardiac disease. ...
Lupo C C Ifremer - SG2M-LGPMM Laboratoire de Génétique et Pathologie des Mollusques Marins, Avenue Mus de Loup, 17390 La Tremblade, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Farmers' vigilance is essential for the detection of epidemics, including potential emerging diseases, in marine shellfish. A field study was conducted to investigate oyster farmers' reporting practices and behaviour, and to identify factors influencing the reporting process of oyster mortality, with the ultimate aim of improving early detection of unexplained ...
Kuba Kiyomi K Department of head and neck surgery and otolaryngology, Saitama Medical University International Medical Center, Hidaka, Saitama, - - 2014
Background: Sarcomas of the larynx are uncommon tumors, and osteosarcoma is the rarest. Only 24 cases of osteosarcoma of the larynx have been reported. The only case reported in Asia was from Thailand in 1981. Methods: A 55-year-old male patient was referred to our hospital because of an 8-month history ...
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