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Trastulli Stefano - - 2012
The use of lasers has been of great importance in the field of endoscopy and surgery for their applications in coagulation and the ability to vaporize tissue. In the 1990s, new machines were introduced based on a different technology, the argon-plasma-coagulation (APC) system. This technology causes different biological effects without ...
Yaminisharif Ahmad - - 2012
A common complication of prosthetic heart valves is thrombosis. Although the incidence of prosthetic valve thrombosis (PVT) in the tricuspid position is high, there are not enough data on the management of it, in contrast to left-sided PVT. Here, we describe three cases of tricuspid PVT with three different management ...
Villanueva C A - - 2012
Enoxaparin is a low-molecular-weight heparin used in the prevention and treatment of pulmonary thromboembolism and other thrombotic disorders. The most common adverse reactions to enoxaparin are ecchymosis, skin necrosis, urticaria, angioedema, and eczema. The first 2 cases of bullous hemorrhagic dermatosis in areas distant from heparin injection sites were described ...
Patel Jayshil J - - 2012
Objectives: We report the case of a 28-year-old patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with rapid onset of dyspnea and hemoptysis found to have diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) with refractory hypoxemia successfully treated with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The discussion includes clinical presentation, diagnosis, management, outcome, and a review ...
Franchini Massimo - - 2012
Coagulation factor XIII (FXIII) is a protein that promotes fibrin stabilization by forming multiple covalent cross-links between fibrin monomers. Beside congenital FXIII deficiency, due to FXIII gene mutations, severe acquired FXIII deficiency has been described in association with autoantibodies against coagulation FXIII. These inhibitors, which occurs very rarely but may ...
Maldonado Cid P - - 2012
Heparin use is associated with various cutaneous reactions, with the most common being immune-mediated skin lesions and bleeding complications. In this review, we compile the dermatological side-effects of heparin reported in the literature, and provide a clear approach to their adequate management.
De Carolis Maria Pia - - 2012
Considering the high frequency of bleeding complications following fibrinolytic treatment in neonates, peripheral nerve blockade (PNB) has been proposed alone or in association with lower doses of tissue plasminogen activator, as a possible new therapeutic approach in the management of neonatal limb ischemia (LI) secondary to vasospasm and/or thrombosis. The ...
Gaudi Sudeep - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Expert consultation and institutional policies mandating second review of pathologic diagnoses in the course of referral have been advocated to optimize patient care. OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate the rate of diagnostic discrepancies between pathologists with and without dermatopathology fellowship training. METHODS: All available outside pathology reports were reviewed ...
Franchignoni F - - 2012
The use of whole body vibration (WBV) for therapeutic purposes is far from being standardized and the training protocols reported in the literature vary considerably. Currently, the optimal threshold for a beneficial effect is undetermined, and caution regarding potential health risks due to WBV is always necessary. In this case ...
Rosenberger Laura H - - 2012
Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) is an increasingly recognized pancreatic neoplasm characterized by excessive mucin secretion by ductal epithelial cells resulting in a cystic dilation of the pancreatic duct. The objective of this study was to review Thomas Jefferson University's experience and the literature to determine the significance of extra-pancreatic ...
Amer Aimen - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Reactive lymphoid hyperplasia (RLH) is a rare non-neoplastic extranodal pathology with exceedingly rare occurrence in the liver and pancreas. We present two cases of hepatic RLH, one which had coinciding pancreatic involvement. To the best of our knowledge, concomitant hepatic and pancreatic RLH has not been previously reported. We ...
Koshimizu Hiroyuki - - 2012
ABSTRACT: We present the case of a 65-year-old man with a pancreatic nonfunctioning neuroendocrine tumor causing main pancreatic duct obstruction that presented as excessive hyperglycemia. We considered the tumor elicited worsening of diabetes in this case, and we performed review of the relevant literature.
Pons Y - - 2012
Pulsatile tinnitus can be caused by fatal vascular disease. The authors reported a very rare case of pulsatile tinnitus that revealed a sigmoid sinus thrombosis. A 43-years-old man was referred to our department for a left pulsatile tinnitus that had lasted for 2 years. The CT angiography and the MRI ...
Vakil Niyati H - - 2012
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is a rare and serious reaction to unfractionated heparin and low-molecular-weight heparins in children. Quick recognition, discontinuation of heparin, and subsequent treatment with an alternative anticoagulant are essential steps to prevent serious complications such as thrombus and limb amputation. The purpose of this review is to describe the ...
Messager Mathieu - - 2012
We report two clinical cases of primary granulocytic sarcoma of the pancreas that were diagnosed on the surgical specimen. Atypical clinical and morphological presentations may have lead to pretherapeutic biopsies of the pancreatic mass in order to indicate primary chemotherapy. Literature review of this rare clinical presentation may help physicians ...
Lee Jee Yeon - - 2011
Pancreatic lipomas are commonly diagnosed based on radiologic images, although the prevalence of lipomas has not been established. Histologic confirmation of pancreatic lipomas is extremely rare because surgical treatment is unnecessary in most cases. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology has been suggested to avoid unnecessary surgery to distinguish between a ...
Roncati Luca - - 2011
The possible causal link between damage to the heart and acute pancreatitis and other pancreatic diseases has been considered in both adults and children, particularly in cases of sudden, unexpected death. However, the cardiac pathological findings so far reported in the literature are neither specific enough, nor of a kind ...
Lee Ser Yee - - 2011
Lipomas of the pancreas are very rare. There are fewer than 25 reported cases of lipoma originating from the pancreas. We present a case of pancreatic lipoma in a 61-year-old woman with magnetic resonance imaging findings and confirmatory histological findings. We discuss and highlight the radiological features distinguishing a pancreatic ...
Manga Farhabanu - - 2011
Abdominal pain with a discoloured dialysate in a patient on peritoneal dialysis (PD) is usually attributed to infective peritonitis. Although acute pancreatitis (AP) is not usually a complication of end-stage renal disease, some studies suggest an increased risk especially in patients on PD. We report a case of idiopathic AP ...
Butler James R - - 2011
Pancreatitis-induced splenic vein thrombosis (PISVT) is an acquired anatomic abnormality that impacts decision making in pancreatic surgery. Despite this influence, its incidence and the rate of associated gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding are imprecisely known. The MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Clinical Trials and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews databases were ...
Edwards Kristine T - - 2011
Gotch ear is a condition in animals in which the ear is swollen, deformed, curled, drooped, possibly necrotic, and is usually associated with attachment by the Gulf Coast tick, Amblyomma maculatum. Little is known of the etiology or epidemiology of gotch ear in livestock. Reports generally describe the condition in ...
Leavy Justine E - - 2011
Internationally, mass media campaigns to promote regular moderate-intensity physical activity have increased recently. Evidence of mass media campaign effectiveness exists in other health areas, however the evidence for physical activity is limited. The purpose was to systematically review the literature on physical activity mass media campaigns, 2003-2010. A focus was ...
Yildirim Abdullah Emre - - 2011
Chylous ascites is the accumulation of lipid-rich lymph in the peritoneal cavity. The usual cause in adults is lymphatic obstruction or leakage caused by malignancy. Non-malignant causes include postoperative trauma, cirrhosis, tuberculosis, pancreatitis and filariasis. A variety of treatment options have been proposed for the management of chylous ascites; however, ...
Hamilton Susan - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Media reports of suicide may provoke further 'copy-cat' suicides. Trends in reporting quality and impact of reporting on suicides from a particular 'hot-spot' have not been investigated previously. METHODS: Inquest files and death certificates were used to identify suicides from Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol, UK, 1974-2007. Copies of local ...
Dale O T - - 2011
Objective:To report a rare case of tuberculous otitis media, and to highlight barriers to clinical and microbiological diagnosis.Method:Case report and literature review.Results:Tuberculous otitis media is a rare cause of chronic ear infection in the UK. Its symptoms may mimic a range of other otological conditions, including otitis media, chronic suppurative ...
Ramadas Smitha - - 2011
A causal association between media reporting of suicides and the subsequent actual suicides has been observed. There are no studies from India regarding media reporting of suicide. This study examines whether educating media professionals about responsible reporting of suicides can change the quality of reporting. To study the impact of ...
Syggelou A - - 2011
Acute otitis media is frequently encountered by general practitioners and pediatricians. In the neonatal period acute otitis media may present as an isolated local infection or as part of septicemia. Diagnosis of the condition by otoscopy is difficult. Considering the wide spectrum of middle ear disorders (acute otitis media, otitis ...
Yamaguchi Tomoko - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: We report an extremely rare case of thymoma which developed middle ear metastasis along with acute sensorineural hearing loss in the contra ear. METHOD: We present a case report and a review of the world literature concerning thymoma metastases to the middle ear. RESULTS: A 54-year-old female patient with ...
Cerullo G - - 2011
Heterotopic pancreas tissue in the gallbladder is a rare benign condition with no clinical relevance and found incidentally in most cases. Only 28 cases of heterotopic pancreas are reported until 2007 in the worldwide literature. The preoperative diagnosis is very hard, so that it could be considered in differential diagnosis ...
Arcalís Guaus N - - 2011
We review the relevant literature for a case of capillary telangiectasia associated with a developmental venous anomaly in the pons discovered incidentally. The most common established associations among vascular malformations are capillary telangiectasias with cavernous malformations and developmental venous anomalies with cavernous malformations. The association of a capillary telangiectasia with ...
Yang Wei-Hsun - - 2011
Pial arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is a rare vascular lesion, with less than 120 reported cases in the English literatures (Hoh et al., Neurosurgery 2001;49(6):1351). The angio-architecture, clinical course and therapeutic options are all different from arteriovenous malformation (AVM), dural AVM or other intracranial vascular lesions. A review of literatures to ...
Huss Sebastian - - 2011
Abstract The development of an acardiac twin in a monochorionic multiple pregnancy is a rare and severe complication of abnormal placental vascular anastomoses. These malformed fetuses present with a very bizarre morphology and a plethora of different malformations. However, all acardiac twins show either a complete absence or a rudimental ...
Sekula Raymond F RF - - 2011
<title/> Objective: The pathogeneses of Chiari malformation type I and syringomyelia are incompletely understood. In this article, the authors attempt to review the current theories on the pathogeneses of Chiari I malformation and syringomyelia. A literature review for articles pertaining to Chiari I malformation or syringomyelia before August 2010 was ...
Bhandari Ramanath - - 2011
PURPOSE:: Peters anomaly is a rare dramatic finding at birth and can be associated with other systemic malformations. We performed a literature review of multiple case reports and case series to better define the common characteristics and unusual findings associated with Peters anomaly. METHODS:: A representative case is discussed followed ...
Hunter Alasdair G W - - 2011
Temtamy and McKusick suggested mouse disorganization (Ds) as a model for human tibial agenesis, fibular duplication and mirror foot, but the concurrent papers by Winter and Donnai and Donnai and Winter in 1989 kindled interest and led to continued reports of patients hypothesized as human equivalent of Ds (HEDs). Subsequent ...
Tubbs R Shane - - 2011
Lymphatic malformations that involve the nervous system are uncommon. The authors review their experience with involvement of the brachial plexus and its branches by cystic hygromas. A retrospective review of the authors' experience with pathology of the pediatric brachial plexus revealed 4 cases involving patients with compression of this structure ...
Martinón-Torres Nazareth - - 2011
Congenital amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia (CAMT) is a rare disorder characterized by thrombocytopenia and absence or decline in the number of megakaryocytic precursors in the bone marrow. It is caused by mutations in the thrombopoietin receptor gene, c-mpl, involved in the proliferation and differentiation of megakaryocytes and platelets. The association between CAMT ...
Papetti Laura - - 2011
Macrocephaly-capillary malformation (M-CM) is characterized by prenatal overgrowth, variable somatic and cerebral asymmetry, primary megalencephaly, characteristic facial features, an abnormal neurocognitive profile and cutaneous vascular malformations. It was previously known under the name macrocephaly-cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenital (M-CMTC). However a recent review of the previously reported cases has suggested that ...
Bagdure Dayanand - - 2011
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A case report of a newborn with coarctation of aorta and severe vein of Galen malformation. RECENT FINDINGS: This case report reviews literature on congenital heart disease and intracranial arteriovenous malformations. Emphasis is laid on diagnostic challenges and management options. SUMMARY: Congenital heart diseases with arteriovenous malformations ...
Thandassery Ragesh Babu - - 2011
Acute and chronic pancreatitis may present with pseudocysts in atypical locations. Activated pancreatic enzymes track along anatomic fascial planes causing digestion of the surrounding tissues and resulting in distant pseudocysts. Pseudocysts at atypical locations pose significant diagnostic as well as therapeutic challenges. We report an unusual presentation of a pancreatic ...
Kamath Sameer S - - 2011
An adolescent female was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit in septic shock. She developed multisystem organ dysfunction including pancreatitis with myocardial dysfunction and hemodynamic instability unresponsive to medical management necessitating veno-arterial extracorporeal support. Streptococcus Constellata and Fusobacterium necrophorum were isolated from blood cultures. This is the first report ...
Sothilingam Niroshan - - 2011
We present the case of a 26 year old male who was found to have a mass in the tail of the pancreas on an ultrasound scan. The lesion was suspicious for a non-functioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour (PNET) and so he underwent distal pancreatectomy. Pathology revealed this to be an ...
Ghasemi Majid - - 2011
A middle aged woman, having a history of diastolic hypertension and sinus bradycardia since one year ago, was referred to our center with a sudden occipital headache after shouting. To evaluate the cause of headache the brain MRI was performed reporting a slight cerebellar tonsillar herniation of about one centimeter ...
Misgar Raiz A - - 2011
The association between pancreatitis and primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is controversial. We report a 32-year-old man who presented with recurrent episodes of acute pancreatitis. Primary hyperparathyroidism was diagnosed after the fourth episode of pancreatitis. He had no additional risk factors for pancreatitis. Eighteen months after successful parathyroid surgery, there has been ...
Ambe Peter - - 2011
primary pancreatic sarcomas represent an extremely rare histopathological entity accounting for less than 0.1% of all pancreatic malignancies. Pancreatic sarcomas tend to be more aggressive and have a poor prognosis. the case of a 52 year old patient presenting with jaundice is presented and the available literature was reviewed. primary ...
Hu Shudong S Department of Radiology, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao tong University, School of Medicine, No. 197, Ruijin Er Road, Shanghai, 200025 - - 2011
Solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas (SPTP) is a rare pancreatic tumor. Rarely does the tumor have a multicentric location. We report this unusual case of a 24-year-old woman who had 2 large synchronous SPTPs detected incidentally by routine physical examination. There was a 4.0×5.0 cm mass in the pancreatic ...
Deshpande Prasanna R PR Department of Pharmacy Practice, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, - - 2011
Atorvastatin-induced acute pancreatitis (AP) is one of the rare adverse effects available in the literature. We report a case of 53-year-old patient developed AP after treatment with atorvastatin monotherapy which resolved after drug withdrawal. Extensive workup on AP failed to reveal any other etiology for it. To our knowledge, this ...
Rinaldi Michele - - 2010
Background: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (Rendu-Osler-Weber disease) is an autosomal dominant vascular disorder characterized by severe and recurrent nosebleeds, muco-cutaneous telangiectasias, and, in some cases, life-threatening visceral arteriovenous malformations. Ocular abnormalities include conjunctival telangiectasia, arteriovenous fistula, angiectasia, phlebectasia, and angioma. Material and Methods: We describe the ocular abnormalities in 8 patients ...
John Mike T - - 2010
ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: Facial trauma: how dangerous are skiing and snowboarding?. Tuli T, Haechl O, Berger N, Laimer K, Jank S, Kloss F, Brandstätter A, Gassner R. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2010;68(2):293-9. REVIEWER NAME: Mike T. John, DDS, MPH, PhD. PURPOSE/QUESTION: To compare the prevalence of maxillofacial injury ...
Guerrero Alejandro - - 2010
We present a case from the Johannesburg General Hospital of a zone II low-velocity penetrating neck injury with involvement of the ipsilateral subclavian artery. When the "bullet" was retrieved, it was noted not to be an actual bullet but rather a cartridge casing. We speculate that this injury represents one ...
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