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Anderson Bryan E - - 2012
The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, is native to Asia (China, Taiwan, Japan, and the Korean peninsula). It was first found in Allentown, Pa, in 1996 and has since spread across wide areas of the Eastern United States. As of October 2010, at least 26 states have reported the ...
Kilpatrick Sarah J - - 2012
Abstract Background: Illinois has one of the highest rates of maternal death in the United States, and in 2000, the Illinois Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC) was created to address this high rate of maternal death. Methods: This is a detailed description of the development of the MMRC, its process ...
Ward Jeanine - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis and management of Amanita mushroom poisoning is a challenging problem for physicians across the United States. With 5902 mushroom exposures and two resultant deaths directly linked to Amanita ingestion in 2009, it is difficult for physicians to determine which patients are at risk for lethal toxicity. Identification of ...
Abu-Sittah G S - - 2012
Major burn injury produces substantial hemodynamic and cardiodynamic derangements, which contribute to the development of sepsis, multiple organ failure, and death. Cardiac stress is the hallmark of the acute phase response and its severity determines postburn outcomes, with poorer outcomes associated with cardiac dysfunction. With available evidence from the literature, ...
Lopez Christina - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) is a rare but nearly always fatal disease caused by infection with Naegleria fowleri, a thermophilic, free-living ameba found in freshwater environments. Cases of N. fowleri infection have been reported from many of the southern-tier states in the United States, with Florida and Texas disproportionately ...
Barrera Jose - - 2012
We present a case of Cancrum Oris, also known as Noma, in a child treated by an Otorhinolaryngologist at a United States-led Joint Forces hospital in Afghanistan. Noma is a deadly, necrotizing infection of the face that is rarely seen in wealthy nations but can cause significant morbidity in third ...
Nikkhah Dariush - - 2012
We report outcomes and learning points from flexor sheath infection (FSI) cases presenting over one year to a United Kingdom (UK) hand unit. Between August 2009 and August 2010, 16 FSIs were confirmed from operation note findings. Patient age ranged from 12 to 82 years. All patients were posted a ...
Katsoulis Iraklis E - - 2012
Non-occlusive colonic ischaemia is a recognized albeit rare entity related to low blood flow within the visceral circulation and in most reported cases the right colon was affected. This is the second case report in the literature of extensive colonic necrosis following cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). A 83-year-old ...
Cress Marshall C - - 2012
Placement of ventricular reservoirs is a common practice to treat various tumors of the central nervous system (CNS). Ventricular catheter-reservoir-associated edema has been noted in the literature, but a thorough review of this literature identified no articles that examine this particular complication in neurooncology patients, specifically. We report two cases ...
Raza Emmon - - 2012
Atrial myxomas are the commonest cardiac neoplasms. The most common extra-cardiac manifestations are embolic infarcts from tumour embolisation. Infrequently, aneurysm formation and intracranial haemorrhages also occur. Incredibly rare are space-occupying lesions and malignant transformation. The authors report a case of a previously healthy middle-aged lady who developed recurrent and expanding ...
Sadeghpour Anita A Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2012
We introduce a 28-year-old woman with Thalassemia major whose clinical assessment, including two-dimensional Doppler echocardiography demonstrated severe left ventricular hypertrophy with severe biventricular enlargement and systolic dysfunction as well as severe diastolic dysfunction. We hereby address these issues from an echocardiographic point of view.
Dehaene Isabelle - - 2011
Background: Puerperal group A streptococcus (GAS) infection, once the leading cause of postpartum sepsis, has been increasing again since the 1980s. Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) is a serious complication characterized by rapidly spreading GAS infection, shock, and multiple organ failure. Immediate recognition and implementation of therapy is crucial for ...
Hill Sarah J - - 2011
Whereas inguinal hernias are commonly encountered in the neonatal population, giant hernias containing the entire small bowel and with complete inguinal floor disruption are significantly less common. These cases present clinical and technical challenges with the obliteration of normal anatomy and an attenuation of the expected abdominal domain. There is ...
Young Lauren Cordelia - - 2012
We report a series of 14 cases of nail unit squamous cell carcinoma in situ/ Bowen's disease and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) treated with Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS). MMS has been previously reported as an ideal treatment for nail unit SCC. This series adds to the current literature substantiating this ...
Hickey Leah - - 2011
Background and Objective: Neonatal autopsy rates were in decline internationally at the end of the last century. Our objective was to assess the current value of neonatal autopsy in providing additional information to families and healthcare professionals. Methods: We conducted a review of neonatal autopsies performed in a tertiary perinatal ...
De Biase Irene - - 2012
Primary carnitine deficiency (PCD) is an autosomal recessive disorder of fatty acid oxidation caused by mutations in the SLC22A5 gene encoding for the carnitine transporter OCTN2. Carnitine uptake deficiency results in renal carnitine wasting and low plasma levels. PCD usually presents early in life either with acute metabolic crisis or ...
Cao Hailong - - 2011
We report a case of myxoma with multiple recurrences in both the atrium and ventricle in a 26-year-old woman five years after the surgical removal of left atrial myxoma. Her 52-year-old mother had a similar medical history. To our knowledge, this was the first familial case who suffered multifocal cardiac ...
Kane A D - - 2011
Aphallia is a complex urogenital malformation. It is rarely described in literature. Treatment calls upon feminising genitoplasty in most cases. Authors describe a case in a neonate, insisting on the sociocultural realities which guided their indications.
Sharma P R - - 2011
This report describes a case of necrotising myositis of the obturator internus and piriformis muscles. Necrotising myositis is a rare result of group A streptococcal infection. It is usually fatal and has not been described previously in the obturator internus and piriformis. We describe how, following presentation to an emergency ...
Sun Junjie - - 2011
We present a rare case of a male neonate with a perineal mass with rectal mucosa, diagnosed as an exstrophic duplication of the rectum. It was accompanied by a cord that was deeply invested in the pelvic diaphragm and was composed of smooth muscle, fibrous tissue, and some rectal glands. ...
Viswanathan R - - 2011
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, a multi drug resistant non fermenting Gram negative bacillus is an increasingly common nosocomial pathogen, especially in intensive care units. Comparatively few cases of infection have been reported in neonatal population. We present two cases of early onset neonatal sepsis due to S.maltophilia and a brief review of ...
Davy Joanna - - 2011
Though frequently reported following surgical procedures, urinary retention after cardiac catheterization is rare and has not previously been documented in the literature. We reported 4 cases of acute retention over a 1-year period encountered in patients with congenital heart disease undergoing interventional percutaneous procedures. We also review the literature.
Reddy Rajesh - - 2011
Chronic granulomatous CNS infections may be caused by tuberculosis, fungi and rarely by free-living amoeba, especially in immunocompromised individuals. We report a rare, fatal case of granulomatous amoebic encephalitis in an immunocompetent patient mimicking CNS tuberculosis, and review the imageological features and diagnostic tests.
Oliveira P - - 2011
Background: Knowledge of epidemiology is important for recognition of cardiovascular malformations. Objective: Review the incidence of congenital heart defects in dogs in Italy and assess breed and sex predispositions. Animals: Nine hundred and seventy-six dogs diagnosed with congenital heart disease (CHD) of 4,480 dogs presented to Clinica Veterinaria Gran Sasso ...
Guglani Lokesh - - 2011
Guglani L, Tadros S, Morell VO, Spahr JE, Webber SA, Kurland G. Lobar displacement following pediatric heart-lung transplantation: Case report and review of literature. Pediatr Transplantation 2011. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Abstract:  Lobar displacement (LD) after heart-lung transplantation (HLT) has been reported in adults, but there are ...
Zdanowicz Jarmila A - - 2011
To present a rare case of a multiparous woman undergoing elective cesarean section with apparent symptoms of acute coronary syndrome and who was later diagnosed with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM; "broken heart syndrome"). To review similar case reports already reported in literature. Literature search on the occurrence of TCM in pregnancy ...
Syed Faisal F - - 2011
Aims Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) or the apical ballooning syndrome is a reversible cardiomyopathy mimicking acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Although malignant arrhythmia is considered less likely to occur in TC than with AMI, sporadic reports of malignant arrhythmia with TC, however, have been reported. We reviewed the medical literature on TC ...
Rheinboldt Matt - - 2011
We report the case of a 30-year-old female who presented to the emergency department with the chief complaint of syncope. She also described intermittent chest pain and exertional dyspnea over the past several weeks. Review of systems and laboratory findings including D: -dimer levels were noncontributory. EKG demonstrated right bundle ...
Jeon Christie Y - - 2010
To assess the yield of finding additional TB or diabetes mellitus (DM) cases through systematic screening and to determine the effectiveness of preventive TB therapy in people with DM. We systematically reviewed studies that had screened for active TB or implemented preventive therapy for TB among people with DM, and ...
Alunni-Perret Veronique - - 2010
We report on the case of a French citizen who was found dead in his home, 4 days after returning from Cameroon. The patient died of imported malaria, as revealed by the postmortem investigations. Few such cases have been reported throughout the world. This article reviews deaths due to malaria ...
Silin Muriel - - 2010
Public health departments rely on the timely receipt of tuberculosis (TB) reports to promptly initiate patient management and contact investigations. In 2003, 43% of persons in New York City with confirmed or suspected TB were reported 4 or more days late. An intervention to increase the timeliness of TB reporting ...
Chauhan Sandeep - - 2010
Leprosy, a chronic granulomatous infection caused by Mycobacterium leprae, classically presents with cutaneous and neurological manifestations. Musculoskeletal involvement though third most common is underdiagnosed and underreported. It may manifest in the form of Charcot's arthropathy, acute symmetrical polyarthritis or swollen hands and feet syndrome during lepra reactions, insidious-onset chronic symmetrical ...
Araújo Marcelo Grossi - - 2010
Leprosy and human T cell lymphotropic virus type 1 infection are prevalent in Brazil. Coinfection by Mycobacterium leprae and HTLV-1 is reviewed and a case is reported. A 59 year-old woman was followed and HTLV-1 associated myelopathy was diagnosed during leprosy treatment. The clinical and neurological aspects of this unusual ...
Nhu Duong - - 2010
We report on novel 3-arylamino-6-benzylamino-1,2,4,5-tetrazines with potent activity against Plasmodium falciparum.
Scollard David M - - 2011
A patient with Hansen's disease received corticosteroids for a type 1 leprosy reaction and subsequently developed a new cutaneous lesion at the original biopsy site from which Mycobacterium fortuitum was cultured. A review of the literature found only two other cases of coinfection with atypical mycobacteria and Mycobacterium leprae, although ...
Panteix G - - 2010
Human tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium microti is rare, but its prevalence and clinical significance may have been underestimated. To the best of our knowledge, 21 cases have been reported in the literature in the last decade. We report six recent pulmonary cases caused by M. microti over a period of ...
Liu Eryong - - 2010
Contact investigation is a logical approach to intensified case finding in China. However, currently there are no written national guidelines. The aim of this study is to review the published literature that describes the procedures followed by local level and report the yield for active tuberculosis (TB) cases. Studies conducted ...
Ghosh Sujoy - - 2010
Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease affecting primarily the skin, peripheral nerves, respiratory system and the eyes. Leprosy induces various types of clinical presentation affecting the patient's immune response. Cell-mediated immunity is considered to be the crucial defence against the disease and the magnitude of this immunity defines the extent ...
Jesinger Robert A - - 2010
We report a case of a 61-year-old Filipino-American male who developed pulmonary tuberculosis after travel to the Philippines. His history, presentation, imaging findings, and clinical course are presented as well as a discussion of the interesting imaging features in his case. Our case highlights the importance of having a high ...
Mishra Saroj K - - 2010
There are very few reports in the literature of rhabdomyolysis in falciparum malaria and they mostly consist of single case studies. A report from Sri Lanka described a single patient with myoglobinuria and skeletal muscle necrosis. Taylor and Prosser reported a single case of rhabdomyolysis with renal failure. We report ...
Indra V - - 2010
Plasmodium knowlesi in humans is life threatening, is on the increase and has been reported from most states in Malaysia. Anopheles latens and Anopheles cracens have been incriminated as vectors. Malaria is now a zoonoses and is occurring in malaria free areas of Malaysia. It is also a threat to ...
Hoshino Chisho - - 2010
Craniovertebral junction tuberculosis (CVJ TB) is a rare disease, potentially causing significant neurological deficits and even death. We report on a 80-year-old woman presenting with CVJ TB without pulmonary involvement. The diagnosis was made by biopsy of the cervical lymph node showing granulomatous caseation necrosis. Despite extensive erosion of the ...
Metaxas E I - - 2010
Tuberculous pericarditis is a form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis that is considered unusual in western coun-tries. Diagnosis is often challenging, while proper treatment has a major impact on prognosis. We present three interesting cases, with complicated or unusual manifestations of tuberculous pericarditis: a patient with cardiac tamponade as the initial manifestation ...
Scholten Derek - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Investigations related to tuberculosis (TB) cases on airline flights have received increased attention in recent years. In Canada, reports of air travel by individuals with active TB are sent to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) for public health risk assessment and contact follow-up. A descriptive analysis was ...
Sousa Antônio Renê Diógenes de - - 2010
Leprosy is associated with the occurrence of various skin lesions such as macules, papules, plaques, nodules, and even diffused infiltration, depending on the patient's immune response. Its clinical presentation is often different from the usual pattern, leading to confusion in diagnosis. The present article describes a rare case of leprosy ...
Bali Kamal - - 2010
Tuberculosis of symphysis pubis is a rare condition with hardly any report of such cases in the last decade. It is necessary to distinguish the entity from more common ones like Osteitis pubis and Osteomyelitis of pubis symphysis by urgent means in order to start the treatment early and thereby ...
Kalra Ankur - - 2010
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) continues to predominate the cause of morbidity, and mortality in the developing world. The disease affects all the organ systems, and presents in various pathologic disease states. We report an uncommon manifestation of this rather common infectious disease in a 19-year-old male. Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia occurring as a ...
Lim Poh Lian - - 2010
Chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium vivax (CRPV) infection is emerging as a clinically significant problem. Detailed travel history is crucial to the management of imported malarial cases. We report a 58-year-old business traveler who returned from Indonesia and experienced relapse due to CRPV. The epidemiology and diagnostic challenges of CRPV for travel medicine ...
Wani Imtiaz - - 2009
Mesenteric lymphangioma is a rare benign tumor with nonspecific clinical features. A case series of three adult patients who had mesenteric lymphangioma is reported along with a review of literature. Two patients presented with painless abdominal swelling who were being managed as a case of abdominal tuberculosis and a third ...
Kar H K - - 2009
An untreated case of BL presented with clinical features of type 2 reaction (T2R) confirmed by histopathology. The case was a 18-year-old female with borderline lepromatous leprosy who developed annular vesiculobullous eruptions oversome of the pre-existing plaques on arms and upper back along with fever and severe neuritis after a ...
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