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Venci Nicholas M NM *Department of Internal Medicine †Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center ‡Highland Hospital, Rochester, - - 2014
Aspiration of ferrous sulfate tablets is a rare and potentially serious condition that can lead to permanent airway stenosis. Diagnosis may be difficult, as presentation often includes nonspecific symptoms. Disease progression and treatment courses have been detailed in a limited number of publications. Herein, we report a case of severe ...
Douma Matthew - - 2013
A young civilian man experienced multiple gunshots to the lower abdomen, pelvis, and thigh. These were not amenable to direct compression by a single rescuer. This report outlines the first case in the peer-reviewed literature of manual external aortic compression after severe trauma. This technique successfully temporized external bleeding for ...
Bhattarai Mukul - - 2013
Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) is a safe innovative tool for investigating obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, Crohn's disease and other small bowel pathologies. The capsule is usually excreted with faeces within 24-48 h. Retention of capsule rarely occurs, and it usually depends on the indication of VCE. The longest reported case of ...
Yang Leslie - - 2012
The use of herbal supplements has increased considerably over the last decade. We report a case of an elderly woman who began taking Move Free Advanced for arthritis, which in addition to glucosamine and chondroitin, contained two herbal ingredients, Chinese skullcap and Black Catechu. Our patient presented with significant cholestasis ...
Jiang Hua H Department of Spine Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Shuangyong Road No. 6, Nanning, 530021, - - 2013
Intraspinal teratomas associated with congenital scoliosis are extremely rare, especially in an elderly adult. We report the seventh case of intraspinal extramedullary teratoma coexisting with congenital scoliosis in a patient older than 50 years, possibly the oldest patient documented in literature. A 56-year-old male suffered from low back pain that ...
Falk Rodney H - - 2012
Amyloid deposits in the heart derived from transthyretin are commonly seen at autopsy in elderly patients. Massive deposition, causing senile systemic amyloidosis (SSA), is considered to be relatively uncommon and reported series suggest that SSA is considerably less common than amyloid light-chain (AL) amyloidosis. This article reviews the autopsy prevalence ...
Wadhwa Surbhi - - 2012
A rare case of pan-subepithelial dystrophic calcium deposition and bone marrow formation in hydronephrosis secondary to obstructive urolithiasis is reported and discussed. An elderly gentleman presented with accelerated hypertension, a nonfunctioning left kidney secondary to obstructive nephrolithiasis with additional pancalyceal calcification. His left retroperitoneoscopic nephrectomy specimen revealed sterile hydronephrosis secondary ...
Bolzetta Francesco - - 2012
Gout is the most common cause of arthritis in the elderly. Its incidence among older people has risen worldwide due to an increase in risk factors such as renal diseases, metabolic syndrome, and a diet rich in purines. In older age, tophaceous gout may affect different joints from its classical ...
Torre Michele - - 2012
Sternal cleft is a chest wall malformation that can expose mediastinal viscera and vessels to injuries. It can be classified into two forms, complete and partial. Its etiology and incidence are unknown and it is often associated with other defects. The aim of this article is to review the literature ...
Chan B K Y BK Department of Endocrinology and General Medicine, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK. - - 2012
An elderly lady was admitted for pain management and rehabilitation following a fall. During her stay she developed a new heart murmur and sepsis. Subacute bacterial endocarditits was excluded, empirical ciprofloxacin was initiated and later converted to aztreonam with gentamicin for clinical deterioration. Subsequent investigations revealed meningococcal Y septicaemia secondary ...
Zadik Yehuda - - 2011
An aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) in the right mandibular condyle and ramus of a 37-year-old woman was surgically resected and immediately reconstructed with a costochondral graft. She was followed up for 5 years. A review of the 10 cases of condylar-ABC available in the literature revealed mean age of 16.8 (±7.6) ...
Teymoortash A - - 2012
The value of spreader grafts in rhinoplasty cannot be underestimated. Various studies have demonstrated that they play a valuable role in the restoration of nasal dorsum aesthetics, provide support for the nasal valve and maintain the straightened position of the corrected deviated cartilaginous septal dorsum. However, there is still controversy ...
Parnaby C N - - 2011
Cystic adventitial disease (CAD) is rare. The popliteal artery is the most commonly affected artery. Patients with CAD are usually young and present with ischaemic lower limb symptoms. We report a case of a 39-year-old male patient with popliteal CAD. The affected segment was resected and repaired with an interposition ...
Morris Marvin E - - 2011
Thoracic mural thrombi (TMT) are rare but an important source of distal emboli. Treatment options are dynamic, ranging from open, endovascular to conservative therapies. We report two cases of TMT, one successfully treated with thoracic aortic endoluminal stent placement for visceral and peripheral embolization, the second treated conservatively for digital ...
Karmy-Jones Riyad - - 2011
: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has become the preferred intervention for managing traumatic thoracic aortic injury. The literature suggests that TEVAR is associated with reduced mortality and paraplegia compared with open repair (OR). The lack of guidelines for reporting results and the paucity of patient follow-up make interpretation of ...
Sandoo Aamer - - 2011
Objectives. RA associates with significantly increased morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD). This may be due to complex interactions between traditional CVD risk factors, systemic rheumatoid inflammation and the vasculature. We reviewed the current literature to answer: (i) whether there is sufficient evidence that patients with RA have altered ...
Forbes Thomas L - - 2011
Advances in vascular surgery are increasingly technology-driven, and the relationships between surgeons and the medical device industry can be complex. This study reviewed conflict of interest (COI) disclosure in the vascular surgery journals regarding several selected technology-driven topics, including endovascular stent grafts (EV), carotid artery stenting (CAS), and peripheral arterial ...
Koskas Martin - - 2011
We report four cases of grade 2 and 3 endo-metrial adenocarcinomas managed conservatively in order to preserve fertility. In the literature, seven other cases have been reported. We discuss the management of these cases and compared the carcinologic and fertility outcomes with fertility-sparing management of grade 1 endometrial adenocarcinoma.
Sureda N - - 2011
Background  Subungual melanoma (SUM) is a rare entity, comprising approximately 0·7-3·5% of all melanoma subtypes. SUM histopathologically belongs to the acral lentiginous pathological subtype of malignant melanoma. Its diagnosis is helped by dermoscopy but pathological examination of doubtful cases is required. Classical management of SUM is based on radical surgery, ...
Aggerwal Sameer - - 2011
Breakage of locking bolts is an important cause of interlocking nail failure in femoral fractures. It usually occurs in the form of single breakage in one of the distal bolts of the nail or nail breakage around the distal locking hole. Here we report an unusual case of intramedullary femoral ...
Teskin Onder - - 2011
The hallmark feature of aortic interruption that is useful in differentiating it from aortic coarctation is the "complete absence" of continuity between both parts of the interrupted segment. In this study, we reviewed the 28 patients diagnosed with isolated interrupted aortic arch (IAA) who reached adult age (> 20 years), ...
Bisceglia Michele - - 2011
Primary malignant melanoma originating in the digestive tract is particularly rare, mainly affecting the anorectum and oral cavity. Primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus has been the subject mostly of case reports. This tumor has a dismal prognosis with a frequency estimated to be approximately 0.1% to 0.2% of all ...
Natsis K - - 2011
A combination of an aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) and a bicarotid trunk (BCT) appears in up to 2.5% of the population. The aim of this study is to report the higher total and male incidence of this variation in the literature and to summarise its clinical impact, providing useful ...
Tressler Charles S - - 2011
Aim To determine if there is an association between the use of latanoprost ophthalmic solution and malignant melanoma and to assess the evidence of a plausible biological mechanism. Methods Two safety databases were reviewed: one representing all latanoprost (n=24) and fixed-combination latanoprost/timolol (n=16) clinical trials conducted from November 1992 through ...
Gatenby Piers A C - - 2011
PURPOSE: Multiple cases and small series of patients who have undergone splenectomy for metastatic malignant disease have been reported. This study examines the outcome of patients with metastatic malignant disease to the spleen treated by splenectomy at a tertiary oncology centre and a review of cases published in the last ...
Hayes Malcolm M - - 2011
This review describes the classification, clinical presentation, pathological features and clinical behaviour of adenomyoepithelioma (AME) of the breast. It is based on an extensive review of the literature and study of a collection of cases built up over a 17-year period at the British Columbia Cancer Agency. The diversity of ...
Seong Eom Ki - - 2011
Haemangioblastoma is a slow-growing, highly vascular tumour and typically occurs in the cerebellum but can also occur in the brainstem and spinal cord. Because of their hypervascularity and location, cerebellar haemangioblastomas can be difficult to remove. The purpose of preoperative embolization of haemangioblastomas is to decrease the intraoperative blood loss ...
Simon Tracey - - 2011
Secondary aortoenteric fistula, due to mechanical erosion or infection of a prosthetic graft, is a very rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding and an uncommon complication of abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. A retrospective chart review conducted at our institution revealed 5 cases of secondary AEF occurring between 2006 and 2010. Presentations ...
Trezzi M - - 2011
Introduction. To evaluate the role of hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion (HILP) in arterial thrombosis following melanoma-soft tissue sarcoma chemotherapy. Report. Here is presented one case of iliac-common femoral artery subacute thrombosis and a review of the appropriate literature performed using a MEDLINE search. Acute/subacute arterial occlusion is one of the ...
Dedeilias Panagiotis - - 2011
Primary intimal aortic sarcoma represents a very rare and highly lethal medical entity. Diagnosis is made either by embolic events caused by the tumor or by surrounding tissue symptoms such as pain. Herein we report an extremely rare case of a 51-year-old man previously operated for ascending aortic aneurysm, who ...
Li Yao-Feng - - 2011
A case of malignant mesenchymoma of the bladder containing leiomyosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, osteosarcoma, and myxomatous components is described. The primary pedunculated tumor measuring 14×13×7 cm and weighing 343 g arose from the left trigone of the bladder and was treated by total cystectomy. The histogenesis of malignant mesenchymomas and their ...
Togawa Y - - 2010
Malignant melanomas clinically and/or histologically associated with melanocytic nevi have been reported worldwide. Approximately 20% of malignant melanomas in Caucasians, most of which are found on the trunk and proximal extremities, develop in association with pre-existing melanocytic nevi. In Japan, however, over half of all melanomas are acral lentiginous melanomas ...
Emerson Gwendolyn B - - 2010
If positive-outcome bias exists, it threatens the integrity of evidence-based medicine. We sought to determine whether positive-outcome bias is present during peer review by testing whether peer reviewers would (1) recommend publication of a "positive" version of a fabricated manuscript over an otherwise identical "no-difference" version, (2) identify more purposefully ...
Green Steven M - - 2011
Before starting this study, Annals of Emergency Medicine had a large and unwieldy reviewer pool that demonstrated substantial variability in quality and reliability. We hypothesize that a tiered reviewer stratification system might enable our journal editors to target the bulk of their review invitations to our better reviewers and thus ...
Morton Daniel - - 2010
Pathology peer review verifies and improves the accuracy and quality of pathology diagnoses and interpretations. Pathology peer review is recommended when important risk assessment or business decisions are based on nonclinical studies. For pathology peer review conducted before study completion, the peer-review pathologist reviews sufficient slides and pathology data to ...
Chapman Eleanor A - - 2010
Asbestos usage was very common worldwide in the last century and continues in several countries today. Several diseases occur due to asbestos exposure, including malignant tumours such as malignant mesothelioma of the pleura and lung cancer, which have a very poor prognosis. Asbestos inhalation may also result in more benign ...
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The 'climategate' controversy exposed aspects of the peer review process that are normally kept secret, and has prompted a discussion on ways to improve peer review.
Tas Faruk - - 2010
Heart is rarely involved in metastatic cancer. A 44-year-old woman diagnosed with melanoma, with extensive metastases to whole body including interatrial septum demonstrated by PET/CT and echocardiography, was presented and discussed in light of the literature.
Sheu Yun Robert - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Peer review is an essential process for physicians because it facilitates improved quality of patient care and continuing physician learning and improvement. However, peer review often is not well received by radiologists who note that it is time intensive, is subjective, and lacks a demonstrable impact on patient care. ...
Roberts C M - - 2010
Peer review has been widely employed within the NHS to facilitate health quality improvement but has not been rigorously evaluated. This article reports the largest randomised trial of peer review ever conducted in the UK. The peer review intervention was a reciprocal supportive exercise that included clinicians, hospital management, commissioners ...
Rolland Ta-Mera - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Peer review is increasingly used for professional development and to monitor physiotherapists' competence to practice. This study set out to describe the experience of participating in peer review. METHOD: Qualitative descriptive methods were employed to elicit and analyze interview data from physiotherapists with experience as reviewers and ...
Abdullah Fadwah - - 2010
The use of herbal medications in dermatologic disease has become common practice among consumers. In this paper, the authors review and discuss the existing evidence-based botanical modalities in the peer-reviewed literature with a particular focus on various presentations of alopecia. To maximize potential clinical application, this review has been limited ...
Rosenfeld Richard M - - 2010
Reviewing manuscripts is central to editorial peer review, which arose in the early 1900s in response to the editor's need for expert advice to help select quality articles from numerous submissions. Most reviewers learn by trial and error, often giving up along the way because the process is far from ...
Andrade Chittaranjan - - 2010
The Indian Journal of Psychiatry receives many reports which, despite obvious academic worth, are too poorly written to be publishable. Such submissions tax manuscript reviewers and increase the editorial office workload without benefiting the authors with a publication. We describe an authentic and previously unpublished case of idiopathic leucopenia and ...
Shattell Mona M - - 2010
PURPOSE: This study examined the quality of peer review in three scholarly nursing journals from the perspectives of authors and editors. Specifically, the study examined the extent to which manuscript reviews provided constructive guidance for authors to further develop their work for publication, and for editors to make informed and ...
Draf Clara - - 2010
Patients with a genetic history of retinoblastoma have an increased risk of developing a second neoplasm. When these secondary malignancies occur in the previously irradiated field of the primary tumor they are most commonly osteosarcomas, fibrosarcomas, and squamous cell carcinomas. We present the first case of a radiation induced adenocarcinoma ...
Johnson Claire - - 2010
This article recognizes editorial board members and peer reviewers who completed manuscript reviews for the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics in 2009.
Kravitz Richard L - - 2010
Editorial peer review is universally used but little studied. We examined the relationship between external reviewers' recommendations and the editorial outcome of manuscripts undergoing external peer-review at the Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM). We examined reviewer recommendations and editors' decisions at JGIM between 2004 and 2008. For manuscripts undergoing ...
van Rooyen Susan - - 2010
To see whether telling peer reviewers that their signed reviews of original research papers might be posted on the BMJ's website would affect the quality of their reviews. Randomised controlled trial. A large international general medical journal based in the United Kingdom. 541 authors, 471 peer reviewers, and 12 editors. ...
Bornmann Lutz - - 2010
Ratings in journal peer review can be affected by sources of bias. The bias variable investigated here was the information on whether authors had suggested a possible reviewer for their manuscript, and whether the editor had taken up that suggestion or had chosen a reviewer that had not been suggested ...
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