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Benbow Maureen M Senior Lecturer, Health and Social Care, University of - - 2014
Part 1 of the KTwo evidence review concerned the efficacy and reproducibility of the bandage system in the management of leg ulceration and lymphoedema. Here, in Part 2, the focus shifts to its tolerability and acceptability to both patients and clinicians. The evidence presented here ranges from a randomised controlled ...
Usoltseva Natalia N *Department of Internal Medicine, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin, - - 2014
Spinal subdural abscess (SSA) is an uncommon entity. The exact incidence is unknown, with very few cases reported in the literature. This condition may result in spinal cord compression, thus constituting a medical and neurosurgical emergency. The pathogenesis of SSA is not well-described, and the available knowledge is based on ...
O'Connor Anthony A Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, - - 2014
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic idiopathic intestinal disease that requires life-long maintenance therapy to maintain clinical remission. This article reviews the current literature on maintenance treatments in UC. It examines the natural history of the condition and the proposed benefits of treatment. These include improving quality of life parameters, ...
Vaszar Laszlo T LT *Division of Thoracic Medicine #Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ †Section of Rheumatology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH Divisions of ‡Thoracic Medicine §Rheumatology ∥Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN ¶Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
Crohn disease (CD) may be associated with various extraintestinal manifestations, including, rarely, respiratory tract involvement. When necrobiotic pulmonary nodules are present, the differential diagnosis includes granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener granulomatosis) (GPA). The respiratory tract manifestations of CD and GPA may mimic each other, complicating the diagnosis and suggesting the possible ...
Reale Domenico - - 2014
Wagner-Meissner corpuscles are touch receptors that are located in dermal papillae and are usually absent in gastrointestinal mucosa. Wagner-Meissner-like corpuscles have been reported in association with benign neural neoplasm. A case of Wagner-Meissner-like corpuscles in endoscopically normal gastric mucosa biopsy of a 48-year-old woman is presented here. The corpuscles were ...
Ihekweazu Faith D FD Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Baylor College of Medicine, USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX, - - 2014
Thiopurines are used as a maintenance therapy in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). For some patients the metabolism of thiopurines is unfavorable, leading to increased adverse effects, including hepatotoxicity. There are many reports in the adult literature concerning the manipulation of thiopurine metabolism with allopurinol. However, there is only one ...
Cid Paola Maldonado PM From the Departments of *Dermatology, †Internal Medicine, and ‡Pathology, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, - - 2014
Malignant syphilis is a rare ulcerative variety. In the classical description of the disease, the absence of spirochetes in tissue samples was considered as a diagnostic criterion. We report 3 cases of malignant syphilis; in all of them, spirochetes were identified in cutaneous biopsy samples using immunohistochemical staining.
Dick Edward J EJ Jr Southwest National Primate Research Center, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, - - 2014
We report the causes of mortality for 4350 captive baboons that died or were euthanized due to natural causes during a 23 year period at the Southwest National Primate Research Center. Necropsy records were retrieved and reviewed to determine a primary cause of death or indication for euthanasia. Data was evaluated ...
De Menezes Daniel D Orthopedic Septic Surgical Unit, Department of Surgery and Anaesthesiology, Lausanne University Hospital , Lausanne, Switzerland - - 2014
Abstract Background: Pyoderma gangrenosum is an ulcerative, non-infectious skin disorder. However, it can be mistaken as necrotizing fasciitis, a life-threatening infective condition. We describe here a case of pyoderma gangrenosum after minor trauma treated as necrotizing fasciitis. Methods: Case report and literature review. Case Report: A 27-year-old pregnant nurse had ...
Yasuoka Hidetoshi H Department of Medicine and Molecular Science, Gunma University Graduate School of - - 2014
A 69-year-old man was involved in a road traffic accident wherein his car hit a telegraph pole and turned over. He reported wearing a seatbelt and denied any injuries or pain at that time. Six hours after the accident, however, he developed melena and hematemesis. Computed tomography performed on admission ...
Skipworth Jra J West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, - - 2014
Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are the most common connective tissue neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract, the most common clinical presentation of which is with abdominal pain or gastrointestinal bleeding. We describe a case of a perforated gastric GIST as well as reviewing the relevant published literature. A 51-year-old woman presented ...
Chuah S Y SY Department of Dermatology, National Skin Centre, 1 Mandalay Road, Singapore 308205. - - 2014
We report a case of atypical pityriasis rosea in a 24-year-old Malay man. He presented with an 11-month history of three recurrent and persistent episodes of pityriasis rosea associated with oral ulcers. The first episode lasted for one month and recurred within 14 days. The second episode lasted for three ...
Kharga Bikram B Registrar, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Kasturba Medical College , Manipal, Karnataka, India - - 2014
Gastric Teratoma is an extremely rare neoplasm seen in children. It is mostly benign and predominantly seen in males presenting with an abdominal mass. The lung and stomach are very unusual sites for teratoma. Gastric teratoma accounts for less than 1% of all teratomas, less than 100 cases are reported ...
Shukla Ram Mohan RM Department of Pediatric Surgery, Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, - - 2014
Here, we report two interesting cases of gastric necrosis in acute gastric volvulus due to eventration of the diaphragm. Both the cases presented with a significant challenge and were managed successfully. The management of the cases is presented and relevant literature is discussed. To the best of our knowledge, this ...
Devaraj Uma U Department of Chest Medicine, St. John's Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, - - 2014
Chylothorax is a rare complication of gastric adenocarcinoma and data on its identification, prevalence and outcomes are scant. To enable identification of gastric carcinoma as a cause of chylothorax. A case report and a systematic review were conducted of all reported cases of gastric adenocarcinoma with chylothorax as the presenting ...
Lemaire J - - 2014
A sixty years-old patient was admitted with a gastric tumor corresponding to an adenocarcinoma developed in ectopic pancreatic tissue. Hundred cases of gastric heterotopic pancreas are shown in literature. This entity may remain asymptomatic. Symptoms such abdominal pain are described as the result of tumour growth. Carcinogenesis of ectopic pancreas ...
Parlak Erkan - - 2013
Duodenal wall perforations are traditionally managed surgically. There are isolated case reports or small case series reporting successful endoscopic closure of duodenal perforations. Endoscopic closure techniques include the use of endoclips, fibrin glue, and endoloops. Herein we report the largest series containing 4 cases of successful endoscopic closure of iatrogenic ...
Kwon Soon Jae - - 2013
We report an unusual case of unilateral frosted branch angiitis associated with Behçet's disease, including a review of previously reported cases. A 39-year-old male with history of recurrent oral and genital ulcers presented with visual loss in his left eye. Fundus findings demonstrated occlusive retinal vasculitis resembling acute frosted branch ...
Parelkar Sandesh V - - 2013
Gastrointestinal perforation in neonates with anorectal malformation (ARM) is extremely uncommon. Delayed patient presentation is an important causative factor. A 2.5-kg neonate presented 72 hours after birth with abdominal distention and absent anal opening with meconium pearls. An abdominal X-ray revealed the presence of free gas. After adequate resuscitation patient ...
Ramírez Claudia - - 2013
In more than 98% of cases, acromegaly is due to a GH-secreting pituitary adenoma. The term "ectopic acromegaly" includes neuroendocrine tumors secreting GH releasing hormone (GHRH), usually located in the lungs, thymus and endocrine pancreas. Considerably less frequent are cases of ectopic acromegaly due to GH-secreting tumors located out of ...
Tlougan Brook E - - 2013
Congenital erosive and vesicular dermatosis (CEVD) healing with reticulated supple scarring, a condition usually observed in premature neonates, presents at birth with vesicles and erosions. Lesions typically heal within a few months, leaving behind scarring with a distinctive supple and reticulated texture. We sought to merge existing literature with new ...
Nishikawa Katsunori - - 2013
Abstract Esophageal submucosal tumors are less common than other gastrointestinal tract tumors. Leiomyoma is the most common benign esophageal SMT, accounting for more than 70% of these tumors. We report on a case of a 56-year-old woman with a 3-cm diameter midthoracic esophageal submucosal tumor. Magnetic resonance imaging suggested leiomyoma ...
Grant Simon W J - - 2013
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a systemic vasculitis with symptoms that could cause a patient to present to a general dental practitioner. A case of GCA that presented as headache, jaw claudication, unilateral visual loss and tongue ulceration leading to necrosis is reported and the literature reviewed, with an emphasis ...
Chuah S Y - - 2013
We report a case of atypical pityriasis rosea in a 24-year-old Malay man. He presented with a 11-month history of three recurrent and persistent episodes of pityriasis rosea associated with oral ulcers. The first episode lasted for one month and recurred within 14 days. The second episode lasted for three ...
Campo Salvatore Maria Antonio - - 2013
Pseudoachalasia is a rare secondary achalasia, which accounts for only a small subgroup of patients. We describe a 77-year-old woman with recent onset of dysphagia and typical esophageal manometric findings of achalasia. Moreover, esophageal manometric findings of vascular compression at 36 cm from the nose were associated with dysphagia. An ...
Kiefer Matthew V - - 2013
Subcutaneous emphysema is often a symptom of a serious pathologic condition but rarely requires direct treatment. Subcutaneous emphysema itself occasionally may interfere with effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation and require direct intervention. The aim of this article is to present a case of subcutaneous emphysema during cardiac arrest and to describe a ...
Zhu Yi-Ping - - 2013
Isolated metastases to the spleen from gastric carcinoma is very rare. Only a few cases have been reported in the literature. We herein present a case of isolated splenic metastases in a 62-year-old man, occurring 12 mo after total gastrectomy for gastric carcinoma. The patient underwent a laparoscopic exploration, during ...
Lakshmaiah K C - - 2013
Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD) is a type of paraneoplastic neurological disorder (PND) that is associated with many solid tumors, Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) and very rarely with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). We report a case of PCD associated with gastric diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in a patient who presented with acute ...
Tang Shou-Jiang - - 2013
Gastric ischemia is infrequently reported in the medical literature and under-recognized, clinically and histo-pathologically. Various medical terms are used to describe gastric ischemia. We define and review the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of gastric ischemia. We describe 6 cases of gastric ischemia (video provided). We discuss features of the gastric ...
Maas Adolf K AK - - 2013
Vesicular, ulcerative, and necrotic dermatologic conditions are common in captive reptiles. Although these conditions have distinct differences histologically, they are commonly sequelae to each other. This article examines the anatomy and physiology of reptile skin; discusses reported causes of vesicular, ulcerative, and necrotic dermatologic conditions; and reviews various management options.
Fraunfelder Frederick W - - 2013
Abstract Context/Objective: To report an association between conjunctival and corneal ulceration and nicorandil therapy for angina. Methods: Review of the literature and spontaneous reports collected at the National Registry of Drug-Induced Ocular Side Effects (Portland, Oregon), the FDA Spontaneous Reporting System (Bethesda, Maryland) and the World Health Organization's Uppsala Monitoring ...
Di Cataldo Antonio - - 2013
We report a case of a 66-year-old man with a gastric schwannoma incidentally discovered during the treatment of a colon cancer. At the pre-operative computed tomography performed for the stadiation of the colonic tumor was incidentally noted the presence of a nodular tumor between the liver and the gastric wall. ...
Aggarwal Riti - - 2013
Cap polyposis (CP) is an under recognized form of non-neoplastic colonic polyps, characterised by the presence of inflammatory polyps with a distinct "cap" of granulation tissue. CP is often seen masquerading as chronic inflammatory bowel disease. The most common symptoms are mucoid diarrhoea, bloody stools, abdominal pain, and tenesmus. In ...
Talabi Ademola Olusegun - - 2013
Situs inversus in association with duodenal atresia is very rare. A high index of suspicion coupled with appropriate evaluation is necessary for diagnosis and operative planning. We report a case of a 5-day-old who presented with duodenal atresia associated with polysplenia and situs inversus with a review of the medical ...
Liu Fengli F Department of Gastroenterology, the First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310003, - - 2013
Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) is a rare clinical disease which can cause recurrent upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract bleeding. It is responsible for about 4% of non-variceal upper GI haemorrhages. GAVE was also named as watermelon stomach (WS) for its characteristic endoscopic performance. Though the etiology of GAVE is unknown, ...
Wichendu Promise N PN Department of Surgery, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Choba, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, - - 2013
The duodenum is a rare site for gastrointestinal lipoma with less than 230 cases reported in the literature. Although, peptic ulcer disease remains the most common benign cause of gastric outlet obstruction (GOO), duodenal lipomas remain a rare, but possible cause of GOO and could pose a diagnostic challenge, especially ...
Hamed Osama H - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a commonly performed bariatric procedure. Device-related morbidity is typically associated with the subcutaneous port or the band itself. Complications related to band tubing are unusual. Small bowel obstruction (SBO) after LAGB is a unique and serious complication; there is the potential of delayed ...
Ottonello Giovanni - - 2013
Chryseomonas luteola is a gram-negative microorganism that has rarely been reported as a human bacterial pathogen. Few cases are described in the literature and these mostly involve patients with health or indwelling disorders. Clinical infections in reported cases showed septicaemia, meningitis, peritonitis, endocarditis and ulcer infections. In the present paper, ...
Co Maridine L - - 2013
We present the case of a 14-year-old boy with ulcerative colitis who was diagnosed with mesalazine-induced interstitial nephritis (M-IIN). Improvement in renal function occurred with discontinuation of mesalazine and corticosteroid therapy. We systematically searched the literature for pediatric cases of M-IIN. There were eight cases. Majority of the cases were ...
Hiranyatheb Pitichote - - 2013
Splenosis is a common condition found in a case that has a history of splenic trauma or splenectomy. It is usually a non-significant condition in clinical practice. However, splenosis can give rise to some complications including gastrointestinal hemorrhage as in the present case. The authors report here a case of ...
Erem Cihangir - - 2013
Background. Ganglioneuromas (GNs) are neural crest cell-derived tumors and rarely occur in the adrenal gland. They are usually asymptomatic and hormonally silent. The majority of cases are detected incidentally during work-up for unrelated conditions. Hormone-secreting pure adrenal GNs in adults are extremely rare. To date, only four cases have been ...
Williams Paul W - - 2013
The authors report a child with alveolar soft part sarcoma who developed significant anemia due to gastrointestinal blood loss. Evaluation revealed the source of bleeding as a gastric metastasis, which was successfully removed. A brief review of gastrointestinal involvement by alveolar soft part sarcoma is discussed.
Lee Chun-Yuan - - 2013
Dengue fever may present with atypical manifestations. Here we report a 47 year-old male presenting with fever and sore throat for 2 days, followed by epigastric pain and tarry stool for 4 days. The esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed multiple ulcers with a nodular margin in the duodenal bulb and second portion of ...
Rastogi Vijaylatha - - 2013
We report here a case of non-healing ulcer due to Trichosporon loubieri in an apparently immunocompetent female. The identity of isolate was confirmed by DNA sequencing of D1/D2 region of 26S rDNA. The minimum inhibitory concentrations of the isolate were amphotericin B-0.5 μg/ml; fluconazole-4 μg/ml; posaconazole-0.25 μg/ml; voriconazole-0.06 μg/ml. The patient was managed by ...
Hayek Shady - - 2013
Stewart-Bluefarb syndrome (SBS), also known as acroangiodermatitis or pseudo-Kaposi, is a condition rarely encountered. It involves skin lesions that are clinically similar to Kaposi sarcoma but are histologically different, and are usually secondary to an underlying arteriovenous fistula. Treatment of this disease usually involves the correction of the underlying vascular ...
Liu Yuen-Jong - - 2013
Abstract Background: Phlegmonous gastritis is a rare and highly lethal primary bacterial infection of the stomach. The pathogenesis of this disease is understood poorly and no detailed description of its associated findings on computed tomography has been reported. Methods: Case report and literature review. Case Report: The authors describe an ...
Lukovich Péter - - 2013
: Upside-down stomach usually is asymptomatic in adults, but sometimes it can cause regurgitation, vomiting, and weight loss. This condition has an incidence increasing with age thus increasing the risk of surgical intervention. : A 90-year-old man was admitted with dysphagia, postprandial regurgitation, and an 18 kg weight loss in ...
Jang Eun Chul - - 2013
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is the most common form of inflammatory bowel disease worldwide, and extraintestinal manifestations (EIMs) involving various organs and systems occur in 10% to 30% of patients. Recently, although the pulmonary manifestation of UC is being increasingly recognized, these manifestations are described much less frequently than other EIMs. ...
Reddy H - - 2013
We present a review of all previously reported cases of epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We found 42 cases of coincident EBA and IBD in the literature: 35 cases of Crohn disease (CD) and 7 of ulcerative colitis (UC). The clinical and immunopathological features of the ...
Rittenhouse David W - - 2013
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors in adults. They frequently occur in the stomach. Gastric GISTs typically present as a gastrointestinal bleed but can sometimes cause obstructive symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. We present a patient with a gastric GIST and liver metastases who during ...
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