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Shyung Li-Rung - - 2005
We report on a case of gossypiboma. A 78-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with acute abdomen. He had undergone an operation for colon cancer 4 mo previously. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed an echogenic lesion with a hypoechoic rim and strong posterior acoustic shadowing in the lower abdomen. Diagnosis of ...
Chen Wei-Xing - - 2005
AIM: Acquired hepatocerebral degeneration (AHD) is an exceptional type of hepatic encephalopathies (HE). It is characterized by neuropsychiatric and extrapyramidal symptomatology similar to that seen in hepatolenticular degeneration (Wilson's disease). In this paper, we report a case of AHD with unusual presenting features. METHODS: A 28-year-old man with AHD was ...
Wee Sue Ann - - 2005
A 67-year-old man presented with a 13-year history of slowly enlarging yellow-red plaques on the face and lower extremity. A biopsy specimen was consistent with necrobiotic xanthogranuloma. Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma is a slowly progressive histiocytic disease that is associated with paraproteinemia in most cases; however, its pathogenesis remains unclear. Although there ...
Souza Jano Alves de - - 2004
Isolated reports of a possible positive effect of anti-coagulant drugs, among them heparin, warfarin and acenocumarol, in migraine prophylaxis are found in the literature. We report the case of a 37 years old man suffering from refractory chronic cluster headache that presented remission with the administration of warfarin for the ...
Minciullo P L - - 2004
Vardenafil is a potent selective and reversible inhibitor of the cGMP phosphodiesterase type 5 that has been shown to improve erectile function in men. Vardenafil is usually well tolerated; the most common adverse events are headache, flushing, rhinitis, sinusitis and dyspepsia. We report a case of a 48-year-old man with ...
Oboh Aruoriwo M - - 2004
Case report of a 44-year-old man who presented to the Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn with complaints of a central scotoma and blurred vision in the right eye, which occurred while he was having a routine colonoscopy. The patient reported experiencing pain during the procedure. The funduscopic examination revealed ...
Levin T - - 2004
Bacterial mediastinitis after orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) is well described in the literature. However, little information has been published on fungal mediastinitis in this population. We describe a man with Aspergillus fumigatus mediastinitis diagnosed 10 weeks after OHT. The patient was treated with voriconazole. The literature on Aspergillus mediastinitis is ...
Garcia Monica - - 2004
Liposarcoma is one of the most common neoplasms of adulthood. However, it is exceedingly rare in the gastrointestinal tract. To our knowledge, only 12 cases occurring in the esophagus have been reported in the world literature to date. We report the case of a 42-year-old man with a pleomorphic liposarcoma ...
James Christopher W - - 2004
Tenofovir is a nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor for treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Several cases of renal failure associated with tenofovir therapy recently have been reported. A 54-year-old man with HIV experienced decreasing renal function and Fanconi's syndrome secondary to tenofovir therapy. His condition gradually improved after discontinuation ...
Inglese Marc - - 2004
Onychotillomania is an uncommon condition characterized by self-destruction of the fingernails and/or toenails by compulsive manipulation. We report 2 cases of onychotillomania with differing presentations in a young man and in an older man. Onychotillomania may be a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and we discuss the psychologic factors and ...
Shimada Yasuyuki - - 2004
We removed from 4 patients pacemaker leads that had migrated or become infected. Case 1: A 62-year-old man developed uncontrollable infection of the pacing leads. Case 2: A 78-year-old man, whose infected pacemaker was removed, had a second one implanted in the contralateral side; the pacing lead infection from the ...
Ulusarac Ozlem - - 2004
Vibrio vulnificus is a Gram-negative, motile, curved bacillus of the family Vibrionaceae that is a rare cause of gastroenteritis, septicemia, and wound infections in humans. V. vulnificus is halophilic, flourishes in warm temperatures, and is part of the bacterial flora of the marine environment. The location of our health care ...
Estévez-Alberola M-C - - 2004
This paper is a review with more than 100 references discussing the immunochemical methods reported in the literature for the most important man-made chemicals with suspected endocrine disrupting activity. Details regarding immunizing hapten design, antibody production, and the features (limit of detection, dynamic range, specificity) of the most important immunochemical ...
Bhatia Praveen - - 2003
Dieulafoy's disease is a vascular anomaly characterized by the presence of a dysplastic artery that is related to an epithelial ulcer. The French surgeon Georges Dieulafoy first described it in 1898. Most frequently, it is a gastrointestinal condition, but occurrence in the bronchus has been reported in a few cases. ...
Thorne Jennifer E - - 2002
To report the first known case of bilateral scleritis in a patient with hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis. Interventional case report. Medical and ophthalmic history, results of physical and ophthalmic examinations, laboratory data, and histologic and immunopathologic examination were reviewed and results recorded. A 67-year-old man who presented with eye redness and ...
Russo Glenn G - - 2002
I report the case of a 68-year-old man who presented with necrobiotic xanthogranuloma (NXG) with concomitant scleroderma, along with the presence of cryoglobulins and cryofibrinogen in the blood. Autoamputation of the distal fingers and parts of the ears also occurred, over time, with exposure to cold temperatures. This is an ...
Skorepová M - - 2002
Two cases of tinea gladiatorum due to Trichophyton mentagrophytes var. quinckeanum are described. A pet rabbit was probably the primary source of infection, which was then spread further by man-to-man contact. Besides these two patients, four other members of the same wrestling team were affected by tinea corporis.
Fushimi Masahito - - 2002
Periodic synchronous discharges (PSDs) are a well-known electroencephalographic finding associated with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), but only a few reports have documented the appearance of periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges (PLEDs) in CJD and there has been no discussion as to why PLEDs appear with unilateral (right or left) dominance. We report ...
Wendling Daniel - - 2002
Retroperitoneal fibrosis is an uncommon inflammatory condition in which the retroperitoneal tissue is transformed into a tight sheet of fibrous tissue. It can occur in association with various diseases, including rheumatic conditions. We report a new case in a 66-year-old man with spondyloarthropathy. Nine similar cases have been reported. Axial ...
Hartman Grace - - 2002
Although malakoplakia of the genitourinary tract and colon is reported frequently in the literature, malakoplakia that occurs primarily in the liver is rare, and only 4 cases have been described thus far. To our knowledge, this is the first case of malakoplakia of the liver diagnosed by a needle core ...
Kobayashi Hiromi - - 2002
BACKGROUND: Acetylcholine has been suspected to be a pathogenetic factor for cholinergic urticaria (CU), without definite evidence. In contrast, there are scattered reports of CU associated with acquired generalized hypohidrosis. We have recently examined 2 patients with CU in both of whom we noticed the presence of extensive hypohidrosis that ...
Engler C - - 2001
Methylobacterium mesophilicum is an environmental organism that has infrequently been implicated as a human pathogen. Most reported cases are in immunocompromised hosts. The natural ecology of this organism is related to vegetation or soil. We report the case of a 51-year-old man who developed a recurrent bacteraemia with this organism ...
Aladin A - - 2001
The first case of Dupuytren's contracture in a black patient with no obvious caucasian admixture was reported in 1979. This condition is rare in the purely black population and since 1979 only 23 cases have been reported. We present the case of a black man with no history of caucasian ...
Sullivan V V - - 2001
Primary upper extremity deep venous thrombosis (DVT), or effort thrombosis, typically occurs in young, healthy individuals with a history of repetitive upper extremity movement while secondary upper extremity DVT is associated with a number of predisposing factors. The role of factors such as hypercoagulability in the development of effort thrombosis ...
Fornatora M L - - 2001
Molluscum contagiosum (MC) occurring on the face, lips, and perioral region is a relatively common manifestation of this infectious disease. MC of the intraoral mucosa has been documented, but is rare. This report details the case of a 52-year-old HIV-seropositive man with MC of the gingiva. A review of the ...
Espiritu J D - - 2001
Percutaneous insertion of permanent pacemaker leads through the subclavian vein is an alternative to the cephalic vein approach. A rare occurrence and successful conservative management of extensive pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema without concomitant pneumothorax resulting from permanent transvenous pacemaker insertion in an 80-year-old man with syncope and arrhythmia is reported.
Weiss Elizabeth - - 2001
Kennewick Man, an early Holocene (9,000 years old) skeleton found in Washington State in 1996, has been a lightening rod for political discussion. Due to his alleged Caucasoid features, Kennewick Man controversially called into question who first peopled the Americas. A projectile point lodged in his hip also catapulted him ...
Jit I - - 2001
A case of mummification occurring in northwest India (Chandigarh) is described. A middle-aged man developed an abscess on his back and was treated by a mystical man who did not allow him any food or water. After a few days the patient died. On the advice of the mystical man ...
Purnell D - - 2001
We report a case of isolated extragenital bowenoid papulosis (BP) in a young man with an idiopathic low CD4 count. The lesions occurred on the dorsal aspect of his left middle finger and were not associated with genital involvement. Polymerase chain reaction studies of a biopsy demonstrated human papillomavirus 18. ...
Katoh M - - 2000
We present a case of bilateral medial medullary infarction demonstrated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and review 12 previously reported cases. We classify these 13 cases (including the present case) into two groups according to the extent of the ischemic region: type 1, the ischemic lesion developed from the medullary ...
Wise T N - - 2000
A case is presented of a 49-year-old man who amputated his penis following instructions that he had obtained from the Internet. The patient had a long-standing amputee fetish, which evolved into eroticized genital mutilation. The transformation of the preferred fetish occurred in a setting of depression due to environmental stressors. ...
Peny M O - - 2000
We report a case of localized jejunal amyloidosis occurring in a 74-year-old man who experienced an episode of digestive bleeding while he was receiving oral anticoagulation. It illustrates a rare entity, characterized by an endoscopic aspect of polypoid, pseudotumoral formations. Histologically, submucosal connective tissues, muscularis mucosae, and blood vessel walls ...
Yee T - - 2000
Recurrent idiopathic lumbosacral plexopathy has rarely been reported in the literature. The present report describes a 59-year-old man presenting with recurrent episodes of acute leg pain, followed by weakness. After each episode, symptoms progressed for several months before peaking. Thereafter, gradual recovery ensued. Electrodiagnostic studies revealed primarily a patchy pattern ...
Elek G - - 2000
About ten cases of filariosis have recently been recorded in the Hungarian medical literature, six of them caused by Dirofilaria repens. Dirofilaria repensis a mosquito-transmitted filaroid worm in the subcutaneous tissue of dogs and cats in the temperate areas of the Old World. It accidentally infects man, too, and can ...
Geetha N - - 1999
Primary osteosarcoma of the skull is rare. Osteosarcoma arising from the sellar region is extremely uncommon. The case of a 38-year-old man with osteosarcoma of the sella is described, and the literature is reviewed. The patient was treated with surgery followed by aggressive chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Currently he is in ...
Phillips B J BJ Department of Surgery, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, Ariz 85008, - - 1999
Diverticulitis has long been known to affect the right colon, and in recent years, our understanding has evolved in regard to the underlying cause. Appendiceal diverticulitis has yet to gain widespread recognition despite the fact that it was first described in 1893. Commonly dismissed by surgeons and pathologists as a ...
Shelton P S - - 1999
OBJECTIVE: To report the use of conjugated estrogens for aggression in two elderly men with dementia and to review the available literature relating to estrogen use for aggression in the elderly. CASE SUMMARIES: Case 1. A 78-year-old white man had probable Alzheimer dementia and aggression (verbal and physical) that was ...
Romano C - - 1999
Two cases of tinea pedis due to Scytalidium hyalinum, the first to be described in Italy, are reported. The patients were a 41-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man who had spent periods in the Caribbean. The clinical manifestations were indistinguishable from those caused by dermatophytes. In the women they were ...
Heim M - - 1998
PURPOSE: The need for rehabilitation should not be viewed as a single event that may occur during a lifetime. This theme is explored. METHOD: A case of a man who lost the distal portions of all four limbs, is reported. RESULTS: He was rehabilitated and spent many years as an ...
Woollons A - - 1998
Xanthoma disseminatum (XD) is a rare benign non-X-histiocytic disorder of unknown aetiology. We report a 37-year-old man who presented with XD preceded by a decade of cranial diabetes insipidus, with associated type IIb hyperlipidaemia and computed tomographic evidence of hepatic involvement. A review of the literature is also included.
Geffen S - - 1998
PURPOSE: This case study concerns Mr AH, a 93 year old man who suffered bilateral traumatic transcarpal amputations at the age of 17. METHOD: His presentation and the prescription of cosmetic hand prostheses illustrate several interesting points. RESULTS: These include that advanced age and lengthy period since amputation do not ...
Cherri J - - 1998
The authors report a clinical case of a 60-year-old Caucasian man, with two episodes of arterial embolization in the lower limbs. A microscope investigation of the emboli revealed that they originated from fungal aortitis caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. A review of aortic infections showed only one similar report of this ...
Raubenheimer E J - - 1998
Two cases of low-grade intraosseous osteosarcomas are reported, bringing the total number of such osteosarcomas in the jawbones documented in recent literature to six. Our first case involved the maxilla of a 69-year-old man and the second involved the mandible of an 18-year-old girl. In clinical and microscopic appearance, these ...
Noonan P T - - 1998
Condensing osteitis of the clavicle is a rare, benign, usually painful condition leading to sclerosis of the medial end of the clavicle. In the English language literature, this has only been reported in women since its original description by Brower et al. in 1974 [1]. We report a clavicular lesion ...
Rao M S - - 1998
Pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle is rare, and recurrence is extremely rare. We report the case of a 62-year-old man who presented at our hospital with a painless pulsatile swelling in the left breast. He had undergone coronary artery bypass grafting and left-ventricular aneurysmectomy 14 years earlier. On investigation, the ...
Amr Z S - - 1997
Nineteen species of anopheline and culicine mosquitoes are reported from larval collections made in northern Jordan and the Jordan Valley. Culex judaicus, Culiseta annulata, and Uranotaenia unguiculata are reported as new records for Jordan. The impact of agricultural development and man-made changes on the mosquito fauna of Jordan is discussed.
Brown E S - - 1997
The abuse of anabolic steroids has been well documented in the literature. In contrast, relatively little is written about the abuse potential of glucocorticoids. A case report of a 51-year-old man with substance dependence on prednisone is reported. The limited available literature on the abuse of glucocorticoids is briefly reviewed, ...
Jorge M T - - 1997
The bushmaster (Lachesis muta) of Central and South America, the world's longest pit viper, is capable of injecting a large dose of potent venom when it bites. A 28-year-old man, bitten by a 1.82 m long L. m. muta in Brazil, developed pain and oedema at the bite site, nausea, ...
Sigler L - - 1997
We report on a case of subcutaneous infection of the arm caused by the coelomycetous fungus Nattrassia mangiferae (formerly Hendersonula toruloidea) in a steroid-dependent diabetic man with chronic obstructive lung disease. The man was a resident of Arizona, where the fungus is known to be endemic on Eucalyptus camaldulensis and ...
Ciftçio─člu N - - 1997
A case of orotracheal myiasis in an 80-year-old man in coma for 1 week in the intensive care unit of Baskent University Hospital, Ankara, Turkey, is reported. A number of larvae of Wohlfahrtia magnifica were recovered repeatedly from the mouth and from the intubation tube of the patient and were ...
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