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Atmatzidis S - - 2012
Schwannomas are generally benign, slow growing tumors, which can originate from any nerve that has a Schwann cell sheath. Digestive tract schwannomas are rare and are usually asymptomatic. We present the case of a 48-year-old woman with a symptomatic submucosal tumour of the gastric antrum. The patient underwent partial gastrectomy ...
Crawford Geoffrey B - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review all cases in the literature of erosion associated with Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) occluder devices. BACKGROUND: Delayed erosion of the aortic or atrial wall is an infrequent but potentially lethal complication of percutaneous septal defect closure using an ASD device. The epidemiology is poorly understood. METHODS: ...
Brobst Robert W - - 2012
The Ulthera system is a facial application of intense focused ultrasound developed for improving noninvasive rejuvenation results. This article describes the Ulthera device, its mechanism of action, the indications and limitations of the device, and the details of treatment. We also review the literature and our personal results, discuss future ...
Gogia Shashi B - - 2012
Chronic ulcers are characterized by being resistant to all forms of treatment. Recent improvement in compression techniques, notably use of multilayer bandaging has created a need for a re-look into it's use. The authors present two case reports of successful management of chronic ulcers using compression through bandaging where all ...
Bourkiza Rabia - - 2012
Punctal and canalicular plugs are widely used for both temporary and permanent occlusion of the lacrimal puncta in dry eyes. There are many designs and materials available on the market. While their efficacy in improving dry eye symptoms is widely proven, the gamut of complications associated with these devices have ...
Meshinchi Soheil - - 2012
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now exerting its regulatory authority over the use of molecular diagnostics and related assays for medical decision making in clinical trials, by performing pre-Investigational Device Exemption reviews in all phases of clinical trials. In this review, we assess the analytical performance of the ...
Budimir Ivan - - 2012
Arterio-enteric fistula is a rare, but potentially deadly cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. The disease occurs in two forms: primary as a result of atherosclerotic aortic aneurysm, aortitis, trauma, radiation, tumor invasion or penetrating ulcer, and secondary as a consequence of surgical aortal reconstruction. The clinical manifestation is mostly gastrointestinal bleeding, ...
Moon Juhi - - 2012
Gram-negative microorganisms are rarely implicated in causing infective endocarditis (IE). Although the traditionally identified risk factor for Gram-negative endocarditis has been intravenous drug abuse, recent studies have revealed that healthcare contact and the presence of prosthetic cardiac devices are primary risk factors for IE secondary to non-HACEK Gram-negative bacteria. We ...
Maisano F - - 2012
MitraClip system is the only catheter-based device for percutanoeus mitral valve repair available for clinical use, after receipt of the CE Mark in 2008, while it is currently under review for FDA approval in the US. To date, over 3500 MitraClip implants have been performed worldwide, mainly in high risk ...
Persing Sarah M - - 2012
Introduction: Superficial granulomatous pyoderma (SGP) is a rare variant of pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) and differs from classic PG in its indolent clinical course, lack of associated underlying disease, the finding of a granulomatous infiltrate on histology, and better prognosis with less-aggressive therapies. Methods: We report on a case of SGP ...
Xu Jie - - 2012
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for approximately 3% of adult malignancies and is responsible for over 13,000 deaths in the U.S. annually. The fatalities are largely due to distant metastasis, with lung, liver, bone and brain being most commonly affected organs. Gastric metastasis from RCC is a rare event (less ...
Basra M - - 2012
Acute ischaemic colitis (AIC) is being increasingly recognised as an uncommon cause of abdominal pain associated with fresh bleeding per rectum. It is paramount to maintain a high index of suspicion and adopt appropriate management strategies to avoid complications and inappropriate interventions. In this paper, we describe a case of ...
Murray Nigel P - - 2012
Acquired hemophilia is a rare disease, presenting with severe hemorrhage, we present a case caused by a duodenal tumor, the clinical management, ethical implications, treatment recommendations, and a review of the literature.
Oluyemi Aderemi - - 2012
Multiple duodenal ulcers are an uncommon finding in portal hypertensive duodenopathy (PHD). They represent a potential source of clinically significant bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal system in patients with cirrhosis. As this particular ulcer entity in relation to PHD has no distinguishing symptoms aside from those relating to the consequent ...
Fernandes Pedro - - 2011
The use of miniaturized devices for fastening bioprocess development, even up to production scale, has expanded rapidly, a feature clearly noticeable in recent years. This matter was reviewed in a recent past, but several developments have occurred since. These will be addressed in the present work, which will provide some ...
Shukla Ram Mohan RM Department of Pediatric Surgery, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata-20, India ; 7E, Dinobandhu Mukherjee Lane, Sibpur, Howrah, 711102 West Bengal - - 2013
Preduodenal portal vein is a rare congenital anomaly that causes high intestinal obstruction. The authors report two interesting cases of preduodenal portal vein that were diagnosed as having congenital duodenal obstruction. As there is a high potential for surgical risk, this anomaly is of special interest to the surgeon and ...
Wonkam Ambroise - - 2011
Familial cases of isolated abdominal wall defects with variable expressivity in more than one generation have rarely been observed. We report four affected individuals within a small three-generation family with either variable non-syndromic abdominal wall defects or external genital anomalies. We discuss the possible transmission of non-syndromic abdominal wall defects. ...
Arslan Ferhat - - 2011
We report a case of a 41-year-old man with a splenic abscess caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). He had been treated with antimicrobials and corticosteroids for interstitial pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae and hemolytic anemia. He developed catheter-related (MRSA) bacteremia during his stay in the ICU and was treated ...
Issa Nabil - - 2011
Abstract Background: Aeromonas species, particularly Aeromonas hydrophila, cause a wide spectrum of diseases in human being such as gastroenteritis; soft tissue infections including necrotizing fasciitis, meningitis, peritonitis, and bacteremia; but pneumonia and respiratory tract infections are uncommon. Methods: Case report and literature review. Results: A 30-year-old victim of a motor ...
Vaz A P - - 2011
Leiomyomas account for less than 2% of all benign lung tumors. Only one third is endobronchial in location, usually presenting as primary solitary lesions and airway obstruction findings. Literature on primary endobronchial leiomyomas is therefore scarce, with a few more than 100 cases being reported. We describe a case of ...
Crighton Gemma - - 2011
Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia is rare in immunocompetent children. Severe folate deficiency affects T cell function, potentially increasing susceptibility to opportunistic pathogens. We report the case of an 11-month-old child who developed P. jiroveci pneumonia in the setting of severe nutritional folate deficiency and review the literature regarding the influence of ...
Wiser Sarah H - - 2011
Aberrant tracheobronchial anatomy is reported at an incidence of approximately 10% and most frequently involves the segmental and subsegmental bronchi. The most relevant abnormality to the practice of anesthesiology is the presence of a tracheal bronchus. Although typically an asymptomatic finding during bronchoscopy, a tracheal bronchus has important implications for ...
Barlas Stephen - - 2011
The good, the bad, and the ugly about the FDA/CMS parallel review process. Can it work?
Mantzoukis Konstantinos K Gastroenterology Division (Konstantinos Mantzoukis, Ioannis Kouvelis, Athina Theocharidou, Georgios - - 2011
We present a case report regarding a 74-year-old male with iatrogenic esophageal perforation, after an attempt to remove a food bolus impaction at Lannier's triangle (proximal esophagus). The perforation was treated endoscopically (flexible EGD) by clip application in two sessions, with excellent outcome. Esophageal perforations occur rarely, usually following a ...
Xu David S - - 2010
Vein of Galen aneurysmal malformations (VGAMs) arise from persistent arteriovenous shunting from primitive choroidal vessels into the median prosencephalic vein of Markowski, the embryonic precursor of the vein of Galen. VGAMs rarely present past infancy, and their natural history in adults is unknown. We report the first case of a ...
Nezhat Camran - - 2010
Mature cystic teratomas (MCTs) are some of the most common ovarian neoplasms in women of reproductive age. However, familial teratomas are exceedingly rare. We present 4 cases of dermoid cysts seen in a mother and her 3 daughters with left MCTs. None of the patients had symptoms at the time ...
Jonson-Reid Melissa - - 2010
Although a strong literature on child maltreatment re-reporting exists, much of that literature stops at the first re-report. The literature on chronic re-reporting, meaning reports beyond the second report, is scant. The authors follow Loman’s lead in focusing on reports beyond the first two to determine what factors predict these ...
Chouinard V A VA Department of General Internal Medicine, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, - - 2010
We report the case of a 46-year-old woman who noticed a swelling of the left supraclavicular fossa of rapid onset soon after a Mycoplasma Pneumoniae upper respiratory infection. On the basis of clinical history, physical examination and imaging findings, a diagnosis of chyloma due to intense non-productive coughing bouts was ...
So Chi-Chiu - - 2010
Haemoglobin (Hb) Bonn is a newly described benign Hb variant that causes falsely depressed oxygen saturation as measured by pulse oximetry. It was found to be associated with mild haemolysis. Since its first report in a German family, no further cases have been documented in the literature. We report the ...
Yarkın Tülay - - 2010
We report a case of 25-year-old woman with severe tracheobronchial necrosis caused by chlorine released from a mixture household cleaning agents. She subsequently exposed benzene while she was fixing the seats with benzene containing gum. The case was found interesting with its history, delayed diagnosis, bronchoscopic features, and fatal outcome. ...
Kohl Michael - - 2010
Familial forms of gastroschisis are considered rare. A search for these forms in a population-based birth registry in 1993 found a recurrence risk of 3.5% among first-degree relatives. Since then, similar investigations in population-based registries have led to contradictory results. A search of the population-based birth registry "Mainz Model" for ...
Svanberg Emma - - 2011
ABSTRACTBackground: The needs of younger people with dementia have become increasingly recognized in service development. However, little is known about the impact of a diagnosis of young onset dementia on people aged under 65 years and their families. This paper reviews the literature on the experiences of younger people with ...
Warburg M R - - 2010
The female scorpion ovariuterus was examined in 10 scorpion species belonging to five families: Buthidae, Vaejovidae, Scorpionidae, Urodacidae, and Diplocentridae. Two main patterns of development are known in scorpions: (1) The apoikogenic type with an ovariuterus containing yolk-rich eggs housed in follicles. This type is found in many scorpion taxa ...
Castori Marco - - 2010
Palmoplantar keratoderma (PPK) may concur with congenital alopecia (CA) in various genodermatoses. We report on a 10-year-old girl with generalized atrichia and a severe form of PPK causing pseudo-ainhum, sclerodactyly, and contractures, a phenotype not consistent with any well-defined condition. Non-specific additional findings comprised mild nail dystrophy and widespread keratosis ...
Burger Bettina - - 2011
In the digital age, personal identification by fingerprints (epidermal ridges) has become more frequent and is often required for biometric passports. The more fingerprints are analyzed, the more variants in their formation are documented. Individuals completely missing fingerprints as an isolated finding are extremely rare. Only 4 kindreds have been ...
Vasher Marie - - 2010
Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) is an uncommon dermatosis of unknown etiology. The familial subtype is rare and usually presents as type V PRP. It is generally inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion with variable expression. Other forms of inheritance, such as autosomal recessive and X-linked, have also been reported. The ...
Subramanian Murali - - 2010
Rituximab is a chimeric anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody used to treat CD20+ non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Some pulmonary adverse reactions such as cough, rhinitis, bronchospasm and dyspnea are relatively common. Severe respiratory conditions like cryptogenic organizing pneumonia, interstitial pneumonitis have rarely been reported. We present a case of interstitial pneumonitis in a ...
O'Beirne Maeve - - 2010
To determine the required components for developing the reporting components of a safety learning system (SLS) for community-based family practice. Multiple databases were searched for all languages for all types of papers related to medical safety in community practice: Books@Ovid, BIOSIS Previews, CDSR, ACP Journal Club, DARE, CCTR, Ageline, AMED, ...
Holme Harriet - - 2010
We report the case of a 13-year-old male who presented with headaches and was presumed to have a brain tumour. He was subsequently found to have multiple cerebral cavernomas with haemorrhage and positive family history. We review the literature on familial cavernomas. Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) are characterized by abnormally ...
Majetich George - - 2010
A comprehensive overview of the taiwaniaquinoid family of natural products is presented. A summary of the isolation, biosynthesis, and biological activity of these compounds is followed by a discussion of various synthetic strategies to the skeletal framework and a detailed discussion of 12 published syntheses of members of this family. ...
Haddad Vidal V - - 2010
We report 7 cases of patients bitten by giant water bugs, large predatory insects belonging to the Belostomatidae family (Hemiptera, Heteroptera). These insects have toxic saliva capable of provoking intense pain and paralysis in vertebrates. Victims experienced intense, excruciating pain and 1 manifested hypoesthesia in the forearm. Bites by Belostomatidae ...
Lal Jawahar - - 2010
This article provides a brief review of the information available regarding the published pharmacokinetics data for the nonsteroidal, once-a-week oral contraceptive, centchroman (INN: ormeloxifene). This agent is a unique need-oriented contraceptive agent which is included in the National Family Welfare Programme of India. Since 1991, centchroman has been used as ...
Gupta Siddharth - - 2010
The aim of this case report is to present the clinical and radiographic findings of hereditary opalescent dentin to facilitate an early diagnosis. Hereditary opalescent dentin (or dentinogenesis imperfecta) may manifest itself in three variations: i.e., Shields type I, Shields type II, and Shields type III. Dentinogenesis imperfecta occurs as ...
Liu Sheng-fa - - 2010
In the literature, 630 species of Digenea (Trematoda) have been reported from Chinese marine fishes. These belong to 209 genera and 35 families. The names of these species, along with their hosts, geographical distribution and records, are listed in this paper.
Boorghani Marzieh - - 2010
Lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory mucocutaneous disease. Mucosal lesions are classified into six clinical forms and there is malignant potential for two forms of OLP; therefore, follow-up should be considered. There are many un-established etiological factors for OLP and some different treatment modalities are based on etiology. The aims ...
Cardentey-Reyes A - - 2009
Moellerella wisconsensis, a member of the Enterobacteriaceae family, is rarely isolated in clinical specimens. We report here a case of M. wisconsensis infection in a 46-year-old cirrhotic patient with acute cholecystitis. This is the first reported case of a M. wisconsensis infection in Belgium and the first reported case of ...
Selden Paul A - - 2010
Over the last three decades, the fossil record of spiders has increased from being previously biased towards Tertiary ambers and a few dubious earlier records, to one which reveals a much greater diversity in the Mesozoic, with many of the modern families present in that era, and with clearer evidence ...
Weis Mark - - 2009
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is caused by a deficiency in C1 esterase inhibitor and is characterized by sudden attacks of edema associated with discomfort and pain. The disease places patients at risk for disability and death if left untreated. Symptom severity and frequency can be extremely variable even among affected members ...
Ahmed Syed Ather - - 2010
Congenital asplenia is a rare life-threatening condition, often presenting with pneumococcal sepsis. It may arise as part of situs abnormalities or result from an unrelated specific defect of spleen development. The mode of inheritance is usually autosomal dominant, though sporadic cases are also reported. In affected individuals, the use of ...
Yaqub Abid - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To describe case reports of a brother and sister pair with Hurthle cell carcinoma of thyroid. METHODS: The clinical presentation, diagnostic workup, treatment and clinical course of HCC is described for both patients. Relevant family history is discussed. This is followed by a review of literature regarding genetic basis ...
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