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Carney Nancy N *Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology and ‖Center for Spoken Language Understanding, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon; ‡Brain Trauma Foundation, New York, New York; §Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California; ¶Department of Emergency Medicine and; ‡‡Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York #Department of Psychology, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon; **US Army Combat Casualty Care Research Program, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, - - 2014
Currently, there is no evidence-based definition for concussion that is being uniformly applied in clinical and research settings. To conduct a systematic review of the highest-quality literature about concussion and to assemble evidence about the prevalence and associations of key indicators of concussion. The goal was to establish an evidence-based ...
Chen Bingya B Department of Gynecology, Women's Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310006, P.R. - - 2014
Congenital agenesis of the unilateral adnexa is a condition that has rarely been described in the literature. The current study presents the case of a 26-year-old female who was admitted to the Department of Gynecology at the Women's Hospital of Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, Zhejiang) for primary infertility. The patient was ...
Rod J J Department of Pediatric Surgery, University of Caen Hospital, - - 2014
We report the results of a French multicenter retrospective study based on a period of more than 30 years and a review of the literature in order to more clearly define the surgical approach and specific pediatric risk factors. Clinical data of children comprising all histologic subtypes of thymic epithelial ...
Meleti M M Center of Oral Laser Surgery and Oral Pathology, Dental School. Department of Biomedical, Biotechnological and Translational Sciences, Via Gramsci, 14, 43100 Parma, Italy, - - 2014
Purpose: The aim of this work is to report a review of the literature concerning epidemiology, clinical and radiographic features as well as treatment of odontogenic myxofibroma (MF). Methods: The PubMed database was searched using the following keywords: "odontogenic myxofibroma", "odontogenic fibromyxoma", "myxofibroma of the jaw" and "fibromyxoma of the ...
Takemitsu Yoshiharu Y Oita Orthopaedic Hospital, Oita 870-0936, - - 2014
Congenital bipartite carpal scaphoid has been reported as an extremely rare congenital anomaly. We report a case of a 47-year-old man who was found with bilateral bipartite carpal scaphoids with no history of injury. Radiographs demonstrated symmetric findings of the distinct bipartition of the scaphoid without obvious degenerative change in ...
Yigit Nuri N Department of Pathology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy and School of Medicine, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey, - - 2014
Dermoid cysts (DCs)are benign lesions and histologically composed of tissues originating from ectoderm and mesoderm, but not endoderm. Approximately 7 % of all DCs are seen in head and neck area. However, parotid gland is an extremely rare localization in which DCs develop, and only 17 cases have been reported in ...
Barrett Allison M AM Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8635 W 3rd Street 795 W, Los Angeles, CA, 90048, USA, - - 2014
Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is a rare condition in which the duodenum is compressed between the SMA and aorta. This often occurs following extreme weight loss and has been reported in the bariatric population. We present the first reported case of SMA syndrome following sleeve gastrectomy. The patient underwent ...
Baumgardt Christoph C Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic Operations, Klinikum Bremen-Mitte, School of Medicine of the University of Göttingen, Bremen, - - 2014
Minor salivary gland tumors in children are uncommon. However, despite the low overall incidence, there is a high incidence of malignancy in these young patients which is reported to be above 50 %, with mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) predominating. We hope that this case report will contribute to the enlightenment of the ...
Singh J V JV CSM Medical University, Lucknow, - - 2014
A rotavirus vaccine could soon become part of India's national immunization program. However the occurrence of intussusception due to rotavirus vaccine is a potential safety concern. This surveillance aimed at the collection of baseline data on childhood intussusception which would facilitate the monitoring of intussusception cases after the introduction of ...
Mahady Suzanne E SE School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; Storr Liver Unit, Westmead Millennium Institute, Westmead Hospital and University of Sydney, NSW, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Systematic reviews are an integral component of evidence-based health care. However, little is known on how well they report the potential harms of interventions. We assessed the reporting of harms in recently published systematic reviews of interventions relevant to clinical gastroenterology. We identified all systematic reviews of randomized trials of ...
Jastifer James R JR Saint Alphonsus Coughlin Foot and Ankle Clinic, Boise, ID. Electronic address: - - 2014
Surgical complications after gastrocnemius recession have been rare in published studies. We report a case of symptomatic fibrous tendon hypertrophy requiring revision surgery. Additionally, we have provided a review of the published data on the complications related to this procedure.
Rubilotta Emanuele E Department of Urology AOUI Verona, Verona, - - 2014
Aims: Spontaneous nephrocutaneous fistula (NCF) is a rare and severe condition. The aim of this study was to update the data of the literature about this disease and, reporting and considering also our experience in 1 case of NCF, to make a new clinical algorithm. Methods: This study was done ...
Sexton Philippa P Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld., - - 2014
Penoscrotal transposition is a rare congenital abnormality. We report a case presenting prenatally with ambiguous genitalia and renal anomaly on obstetric ultrasound and fetal MRI and discuss the postnatal examination and autopsy findings. We present a review of the literature, including associated gene abnormalities. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Jepson Zach K - - 2014
Emergency Department (ED) care has been reported to be prone to patient safety incidents (PSIs). Improving our understanding of PSIs is essential to prevent them. A standardized, peer review process was implemented to identify and analyze ED PSIs. The primary objective of this investigation was to characterize ED PSIs identified ...
Jopp Andrew M - - 2014
Two new clinical tools, the Personality Inventory for DSM-5 (PID-5) and its informant report version, the PID-5-IRF, were developed to assess personality pathology as described by the new trait-based model within Section III of DSM-5. The current study used both self and spousal reports to evaluate agreement between the PID-5 ...
Tyritzis Stavros S Laiko Hospital, 1st Dept of Urology, Athens, Medical School Athens, Greece , 17 Agiou Thoma str , Athens, United States , 11527 ; - - 2014
A ureteral stricture is a rather rare urological event, defined as a narrowing of the ureter causing a functional obstruction and renal failure, if left untreated. Aim of this review paper is to summarize and discuss current knowledge on the incidence, pathogenesis, management and follow-up of proximal, mid and distal ...
Schultz Timothy J TJ Australian Patient Safety Foundation, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, - - 2014
Medical-specific incident reporting systems are critical to understanding error in healthcare but underreporting by doctors reduces their value. We conducted a pilot study of the implementation of an online ED-specific incident reporting system in Australasian hospitals and evaluated its use. The reporting system was based on the literature and input ...
Rosén Måns M Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment (SBU),Department of Learning,Informatics,Management and Ethics (LIME),Karolinska - - 2014
Objectives: The aim of this study was to analyze whether health technology assessment (HTA) reports published by SBU have influenced decisions, guidelines, clinical practice, or research priorities in Sweden. Methods: All twenty-six SBU reports between 2006 and 2010 were analyzed. For each project, we searched publications and documentation that reflected ...
Krustins Eduards E Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, Pilsonu iela 13, Riga, LV1002, Latvia.; Riga Stradins University, Department of Internal Medicine, Dzirciema street 16, Riga, LV1007, - - 2014
Mounier-Kuhn syndrome is a rare disease with abnormal enlargement of major airways, but epidemiological studies are lacking and currently the most available data about it come from case reports, making it difficult to collate changes in a particular patient to those in previously published cases. The aim of this work ...
Zhang Shuai S Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038, P.R. - - 2014
In the current report a case of a 26-year-old male with a primary dedifferentiated liposarcoma of the femur accompanied by malignant fibrous histiocytoma is presented. The patient complained of a dull intermittent pain, for three months, along the anterolateral aspect of the right knee and was referred to Southwest Hospital ...
Zhou Yiming Y Department of General Surgery, Huashan Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University, Shanghai 200040, P.R. - - 2014
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a relatively common head and neck tumor, however, is rare in the digestive tracts. There have been <100 cases of esophageal ACC reported to date and no cases of gastric ACC. The present study reports the exceptional case of a 53-year-old male with a primary ...
Harbour Jennifer J Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Glasgow, - - 2014
Methodological search filters are tools for retrieving database records reporting studies which use a specific research method. Choosing a filter is likely to be based on filter performance data. This review examines which measures are reported, and the way that filter performance is presented, in filter comparisons. Studies were identified ...
Wolfe Frederick F From the National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases and University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, Kansas, USA; Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany; Department of Rheumatology, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC; Department of Rheumatology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA; Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology, Health and Technology, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands; Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Wolfe has testified in US courts. Dr. Häuser received honoraria for education lectures from Abbott Germany and Pfizer, and 1 consulting honorarium from Daiichi Sankyo in the last 3 years. F. Wolfe, MD, National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases and University of Kansas School of Medicine; W. Häuser, MD, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy Technische Universität München; B.T. Walitt, MD, MPH, Department of Rheumatology, Washington Hospital Center; R.S. Katz, MD, Department of Rheumatology, Rush University Medical Center; J.J. Rasker, MD, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology, Health and Technology, University of Twente; A.S. Russell, MA, MB, BChir, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta. Address correspondence to Dr. Wolfe, National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases, 1035 N. Emporia, Suite 288, Wichita, Kansas 67214, USA. E-mail: fwolfe@arthritis-research.org. Accepted for publication April 29, - - 2014
Despite weak to nonexistent evidence regarding the causal association of trauma and fibromyalgia (FM), literature and court testimony continue to point out the association as if it were a strong and true association. The only data that appear unequivocally to support the notion that trauma causes FM are case reports, ...
Chelladurai Yohalakshmi Y Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, - - 2014
Smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality and morbidity. Varenicline, a first-line smoking cessation aid, is used widely to achieve successful quit rates in smokers. A number of studies and systematic reviews have evaluated the safety profile of the drug. To date, three systematic reviews by Singh and colleagues, ...
Kajbaf Farshad F Service d'Endocrinologie-Nutrition, Hôpital Sud, Amiens, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to study the mortality rate in so-called "metformin-associated lactic acidosis" (MALA) from the 1960s to date and to establish whether the rate has changed over time. We systematically searched two data sources for information on mortality in cases recorded as MALA: (i) series in ...
Chua Yee Jia YJ Departments of Histopathology (Y.J.C., C.J.R.S.) Obstetrics and Gynecology (S.M., S.H.), King Edward Memorial Hospital, Perth School for Women's and Infants' Health (C.J.R.S.), University of Western Australia, Crawley, - - 2014
Endometrial pneumatosis, also referred to as pneumopolycystic or emphysematous endometritis, is a rare condition reported only twice previously in the literature and only once as an isolated finding. We report a case of endometrial pneumatosis in a 43-yr-old patient who underwent hysterectomy and bilateral salpingectomy for treatment of a symptomatic ...
Vora Neil M NM Epidemic Intelligence Service (Dr Vora) and Poxvirus and Rabies Branch (Dr Vora and Mr Blanton), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; and Michigan Department of Community Health, Lansing, Michigan (Ms Clippard, and Drs Stobierski and - - 2014
Rabies virus causes a fatal encephalitis and is typically acquired through the bite of an infected mammal. Rabies is preventable through administration of rabies postexposure prophylaxis (PEP), but this must be balanced with the need to avoid unnecessary PEP use. Though not nationally notifiable, some state health departments (SHDs) have ...
Han Moon-Soo - - 2014
Although cavernous hemangiomas (CHs) can be found anywhere in the central nervous system, CHs of the third ventricle have been reported in only 29 patients (including our case). In the current case report, we discuss the clinical characteristics and surgical outcome of CHs of the third ventricle. A 64-year-old female ...
Borie Eduardo E Dental School, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile; Ribeirão Preto Dental School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil. Electronic address: - - 2014
Exostoses in paranasal sinuses have been reported in the otolaryngology literature, but they have not been described in the dental literature to our knowledge. The aim of this article is to describe an idiopathic and rare case of bilateral exostosis obtained by cone-beam computed tomography. The case shows a healthy ...
Siegel Bianca B Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, United States; Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, United States; Childrens Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, NY, United States. Electronic address: - - 2014
A case of distal tracheal rupture is described, literature review reveals two previously reported cases of neonatal distal tracheal rupture, as well as 14 cases of anterior subglottic rupture. All patients had shoulder dystocia, and 59% had associated brachial plexus injury. Delayed diagnosis (>3 days) was common in the distal ...
Maruthappu Mahiben M *Harvard University, Cambridge, MA †Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom ‡Department of Surgery, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, and IDEAL Collaboration, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom §Public Health, Universite de Lyon, Lyon, France ¶Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
To systematically review studies evaluating the influence of surgical experience on individual performance. Experience, measured in case volume or years of practice, is recognized as a key driver of individual surgical performance, giving rise to a learning curve. However, this topic has not been reviewed at the cross-specialty level. MEDLINE, ...
Fang Christina H CH Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, - - 2014
Eosinophilic angiocentric fibrosis (EAF) is a benign rare lesion of the upper respiratory mucosa. EAF most commonly presents with an obstructive nasal mass. Due to the rarity of EAF, case reports and case studies have predominated the literature. This systematic review discusses the demographics, clinical presentation, associated findings, management, and ...
Mehra Rohit R Department of Surgery, Armed Forces Medical College, Wanowrie, - - 2014
Heterotopic pancreas is an aberration in the developmental profile of the pancreas. This entity is rarely symptomatic and its malignant transformation is even rarer. However, when present, it poses a diagnostic dilemma to clinicians, as little help comes from gastroenteroscopy and imaging. Surgical exploration remains the only option at times, ...
Martinez Del Pero M M Department of Otolaryngology,Addenbrooke's Hospital,Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation - - 2014
Background: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly known as Wegener's granulomatosis) is a primary systemic vasculitis that affects medium to small sized vessels throughout the body. It often presents with symptoms and signs involving the ear, nose, and head and neck area. Objective: To highlight salient features of ENT-related issues in granulomatosis ...
Paramythiotis Daniel - - 2014
Endometriosis affects 3 to 10 percent of women of reproductive age. Most of the time it involves the pelvis; however, sites of endometriosis have been reported almost anywhere in the body. Appendiceal and primary umbilical endometriosis are considered rare loci, making accurate diagnosis elusive. Here we present the case of ...
Kowalczuk Marcin M Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, 4E175, Hamilton, ON, L8S 3Z5, - - 2014
As the body of literature on femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) continues to grow, clinicians turn to systematic reviews to remain current with the best available evidence. The quality of systematic reviews in the FAI literature is currently unknown. The goal of this study was to assess the quality of the reporting ...
Zeineddine Hussein A HA American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, - - 2014
Congenital vesicovaginal fistula is an exceedingly rare entity. There is no consensus regarding the nature and origin of this condition. We report two cases with congenital vesicovaginal fistula and compile previously reported cases in the English literature. Theories behind the genesis of this anomaly will be briefly presented. We describe ...
Cifra Christina L CL Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, - - 2014
To determine if standardised chart review applied to records of patients discussed at a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) morbidity and mortality conference (MMC) yields additional or different information regarding safety event occurrence and characteristics. Retrospective record review. Single tertiary referral PICU in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. 96 patients discussed at ...
Chiu King-Wah KW King-Wah Chiu, Cheng-Kun Wu, Long-Sheng Lu, Shue-Shian Chiou, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, and Chang Gung University, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung 83305, - - 2014
We investigated the sebaceous gland metaplasia (SGM) of the esophagus and clarified the evidence of misdiagnosis and its diagnosis pitfall. Cases of pathologically proven SGM were enrolled in the clinical analysis and reviewed description of endoscope. In the current study, we demonstrated that SGM is very rare esophageal condition with ...
Hajiran Ali A Ali Hajiran, Chad Morley, Robert Jansen, Stanley Kandzari, Patrick Bacaj, Stanley Zaslau, Jon Cardinal, Division of Urology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26505, United - - 2014
Myelolipomas are rare tumors consisting of both adipose and hematopoietic tissue and are typically found within the adrenal gland. Extra-adrenal involvement is rare, especially those tumors involving the perirenal space and collecting system. We report a case of a patient with an incidentally discovered perirenal mass that was initially concerning ...
Syre Peter P From the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, - - 2014
Retrospective medical record review and literature review. To identify cases where a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak occurred during an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and to create a management algorithm based on the findings. ACDF is a commonly performed spinal operation. It is effective with very low complication rates. ...
Moore Carlton R CR From the *Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, †The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Center, and ‡Department of family Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North - - 2014
Numerous studies show that follow-up of abnormal cancer screening results, such as mammography and Papanicolaou (Pap) smears, is frequently not performed in a timely manner. A contributing factor is that abnormal results may go unrecognized because they are buried in free-text documents in electronic medical records (EMRs), and, as a ...
Shiraev Timothy - - 2014
We report the case of a 65-year-old male who presented with an extensive iliofemoral venous thrombosis, which CT demonstrated was secondary to compression of the right common and external iliac veins by a 5cm diameter penile prosthesis reservoir. A similar occurrence has only been reported a handful of times previously, ...
Kilpatrick Sarah J - - 2014
Severe maternal morbidity and mortality have been rising in the United States. To begin a national effort to reduce morbidity, a specific call to identify all pregnant and postpartum women experiencing admission to an intensive care unit or receipt of four or more units of blood for routine review has ...
Rokkjaer Malene Sine MS Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Holstebro Hospital, Laegårdvej 12, 7500, Holstebro, Denmark, - - 2014
Unsuspected tonsillar malignancy in routine tonsillectomy specimens is rare. A potentially increased risk of unsuspected tonsillar malignancy in adult patients presenting with peritonsillar abscess (PTA) was noted in a recent review. Furthermore, a literature search revealed several case reports concerning tonsillar malignancy presenting as PTA. Thus, the aim of the ...
Kilpatrick Sarah J SJ Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, California Pacific Hospital, San Francisco, California, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; the Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, DC; the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, California; the University of Colorado College of Nursing, Aurora, Colorado; and the Cooper University Hospital, Cooper Medical School, Rowan University, Camden, New - - 2014
Severe maternal morbidity and mortality have been rising in the United States. To begin a national effort to reduce morbidity, a specific call to identify all pregnant and postpartum women experiencing admission to an intensive care unit or receipt of 4 or more units of blood for routine review has ...
Lin Ruo-Yang RY Ruo-Yang Lin, Tan-Zhou Chen, Wei Wu, Jian-Hong Wang, Qing-Xi Han, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou 325000, Zhejiang Province, - - 2014
Lymphangioma is an uncommon benign tumor that develops in the lymphatic system. Abdominal lymphangiomatosis is extremely rare in adult patients, and the clinical symptoms of this condition are complicated and atypical. We report a case of abdominal lymphangiomatosis in a 38-year-old female who presented with intestinal bleeding and protein-losing enteropathy, ...
Placella G G Istituto di Ricerca Traslazionale per l'Apparato Locomotore - Nicola Cerulli - Let People Move RI, Via Pontani n° 9, 06100, Perugia, Italy, - - 2014
Although many studies have investigated the anatomy of the Medial Patello-Femoral Ligament (MPFL), some studies have even questioned its existence. In the last 20 years, there is a renewed interest on the role of the MPFL in patello-femoral instability. As a result, several studies have been published that describe the anatomy, ...
Cruz Toro P P Otorhinolaryngology Department, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Feixa Llarga s/n, Hospitalet de Llobregat, 08907 Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
Necrotizing fasciitis in the cervical region is a rare entity, characterized by a fulminant infection that causes extensive necrosis of the subcutaneous tissue and fascial planes, with high mortality and morbidity rates. The origin is generally odontogenic or pharyngeal, involving a mixed flora of microorganisms. Descending infection and mediastinal involvement ...
Navarre Pierre P Hôpital Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, - - 2014
Tuberous sclerosis has been associated with lower extremity lymphoedema in rare cases, only in females. Our objective was to increase present knowledge about this condition by describing this association of lower limb lymphoedema and tuberous sclerosis, however, in a male patient. We report the case of a 5-year-old boy who ...
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