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Biggerstaff Matthew - - 2014
The potential impact of an influenza pandemic can be assessed by calculating a set of transmissibility parameters, the most important being the reproduction number (R), which is defined as the average number of secondary cases generated per typical infectious case. We conducted a systematic review to summarize published estimates of ...
Ayub Tehmina T 0000-0002-7360-0440 Civil Engineering Department, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi 57270, - - 2014
The available literature identifies that the addition of mineral admixture as partial replacement of cement improves the microstructure of the concrete (i.e., porosity and pore size distribution) as well as increasing the mechanical characteristics such as drying shrinkage and creep, compressive strength, tensile strength, flexural strength, and modulus of elasticity; ...
Arora Pankaj Kumar PK Department of Plant Science, Faculty of Applied Sciences, MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, India. Electronic address: - - 2013
This review intends to provide an overview of bacterial degradation of nitrophenols (NPs) and their derivatives. The main scientific focus is on biochemical and genetic characterization of bacterial degradation of NPs. Other aspects such as bioremediation and chemotaxis correlated with biodegradation of NPs are also discussed. This review will increase ...
Pham Julius Cuong JC Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine , Baltimore, MD, - - 2013
Incident Reporting Systems (IRS) are and will continue to be an important influence on improving patient safety. They can provide valuable insights into how and why patients can be harmed at the organizational level. However, they are not the panacea that many believe them to be. They have several limitations ...
Watson N F S - - 2012
The aim of this review was to assess and evaluate reports of studies on the efficacy of anal bulking agents used in the treatment of faecal incontinence. A systematic review of the literature was carried out to identify studies that have reported on the use of anal bulking agents. A ...
Griffith Jack - - 2012
The insertion of inert spherical objects under the skin of the penile shaft with the intent of enhancing the sexual experience of one's partner has been reported mostly among Southeast Asian men. This practice is gaining popularity among the Hispanic jail population and prison inmates in southern California. We present ...
Dogherty Elizabeth J - - 2012
Facilitation is emerging as an important strategy in the uptake of evidence. However, it is not entirely clear from a practical perspective how facilitation occurs to help move research evidence into nursing practice. The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, also known as the 'Partnership,' is a Pan-Canadian initiative supporting knowledge translation ...
Fesler Mark J - - 2011
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT)-related cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) has been described in 10 prior case reports in the English language medical literature. We report the first case of low molecular weight HIT-related CVST with detailed clinical course and novel therapeutic approach. A 69-year-old woman presented with a focal seizure after ...
Minaga Kousuke - - 2011
A 27-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for evaluation and treatment of liver dysfunction with jaundice and hepatosplenomegaly. The patient had severe photosensitivity from childhood. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed mild esophageal varices. The clinical manifestations, analyses of the urine and blood for porphyrins and skin biopsy led us to ...
Neghina Raul - - 2011
Abstract Trichinella sp. larvae are released from the intestine and usually migrate through the liver into the general circulation. Nevertheless, hepatic involvement does not represent a leading feature of human trichinellosis. This narrative systematic review focuses exclusively on hepatic complications of trichinellosis and includes a brief overview and analysis of ...
Maruyama H - - 2012
The aim of this prospective study was to elucidate the efficacy of contrast-enhanced three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound with Sonazoid(®) (GF Healthcare, Oslo, Norway) as a non-invasive tool to discriminate idiopathic portal hypertension (IPH) from cirrhosis by demonstration of portal vein structure. There were 16 patients: 11 with biopsy-proven cirrhosis and 5 ...
Cucchetti Alessandro - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Accurate knowledge of biliary anatomy and its variants is essential to ensure successful hepatic surgery; however, data from European countries are lacking. METHODS: Two hundred cholangiograms obtained from patients submitted to whole liver transplantation were reviewed; donors' characteristics were related to the prevalence of typical biliary anatomy and its ...
Geramizadeh Bita - - 2011
Angiosarcomas are rare tumors that predominantly affect adults. Hepatic angiosarcoma in a child is an extremely rare event and is associated with a poor prognosis. Herein, we report our experience in a case of hepatic angiosarcoma in a child who presented with a huge unresectable mass that underwent liver transplantation.
Esfahani K - - 2011
Infiltration of the liver by hematologic malignancies is an uncommon cause of liver failure. B-Cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) is a usually indolent disease that may infiltrate the liver, but based on a review of the literature, has never been reported to induce acute liver failure. Here, we describe the ...
Dettmer Matthias - - 2011
Ectopic livers are infrequently reported in the literature. The reported size for ectopic livers range from a few millimeters up to several centimeters. They are often clinically silent and incidentally discovered during imaging of the hepatobiliary tract, regional surgical procedures or autopsy. They are predestined for benign liver diseases otherwise ...
Nell Manuel - - 2011
Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) of human being caused by Echinococcus multilocularis is a rare but important zoonosis especially in tempered zones of middle Europe and Northern America with endemic character in many countries. Due to the long incubation period, various clinical manifestations, critical prognosis, and outcome AE presents a serious and ...
Paulison Barbara - - 2010
We report a case of potential cardiovascular toxicity including syncope, bradycardia, and ECG pauses associated with the use of rivastigmine and atenolol. A 65-year-old African American female with a medical history of dementia, hypertension, seizure disorder, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease was admitted to the hospital with shortness of breath ...
Lee Su-Hyun - - 2010
We experienced a case of sudden onset of hyperkalemia during liver lobectomy and this was followed by ventricular tachycardia and cardiac arrest. The main cause of this fatality is assumed to be the wide range of surgical manipulation that induced reduced hepatic blood flow and ischemic necrosis of the hepatic ...
Taori K - - 2010
We report a case of persistent urogenital sinus with hydrocolpos and associated renal anomalies diagnosed prenatally at 30 weeks' gestation. The prenatal findings were confirmed on postnatal ultrasonography and genitogram with voiding urethrogram. The imaging features and a review of the literature are discussed. The possibility of hydrometrocolpos secondary to ...
Dhanasekar G - - 2011
Objective:We report a case of cholesterol granuloma of the petrous apex which was surgically treated via an endoscopic trans-sphenoidal approach.Methods:Case report and review of the literature concerning cholesterol granulomas of the petrous apex and their management.Results:The lesion was approached endoscopically via a bilateral sphenoidotomy with removal of the vomer. A ...
Bau V - - 2010
Idiopathic orbital inflammation syndrome (IOIS) is a rare disease in childhood. There are only ca. 70 case reports in the scientific literature. We present a case report and review of literature. A 6-year-old girl developed within one week beginning with a discrete, non-traumatic haemorrhage of the lower palpebra a painful ...
Noel Colin B - - 2011
Cavernous sinus syndrome is rarely caused by tertiary syphilitic infection. To our knowledge only two other cases of cavernous sinus syndrome caused by syphilis have been reported in the literature. We report a case of a 62-year-old female who presented with a mass in the cavernous sinus, which was initially ...
Aydin Sayime - - 2010
To report 2 cases of resolution of orbital fat pad prolapsus and deepening of the lid sulcus caused by topical bimatoprost therapy, and to review the literature. This was a retrospective, observational chart review. A 54-year-old man with normotensive glaucoma presented with recovery of left lower lid orbital fat pad ...
Pysklywec Michael - - 2011
Effort thrombosis refers to axillosubclavian vein thrombosis secondary to physical activities of the upper extremity. This report describes the clinical presentation of effort thrombosis in a millwright and reviews the literature for occupational reports of this condition. While there is a paucity of literature reporting an occupational association, work related ...
Mincarone M M - - 2010
This paper revises and updates taxonomic and distributional information about hagfishes (Myxinidae) from Australia. It covers five species of the genus Eptatretus: Eptatretus cirrhatus known from eastern Australia and also distributed around New Zealand, Eptatretus longipinnis endemic to South Australia, Eptatretus strahani originally described from the Philippines and reported here ...
Eivazi Behfar - - 2010
CONCLUSION: A correct and universally accepted terminology based on the biologic behavior of orbital vascular anomalies is essential to avoid misleading diagnoses, to choose an adequate therapy regimen, and to compare different therapeutic approaches. The management of these diseases is multi-modal and an interdisciplinary challenge. BACKGROUND: There is persisting terminological ...
Park Chong Yoon - - 2010
Pneumoceles of the paranasal sinuses are a very rare condition; characterized by a distended air-filled paranasal sinus extending beyond the margins of the paranasal bone, with bony defects and extension of air into the surrounding soft tissues. Also, spontaneous pneumo-cephalus is a rare condition which represented only 0.6% in the ...
Almasi Milan - - 2010
We present two cases of sinolith in the ethmoid sinus. The first was a 52-year-old woman who complained of nasal dyspnea, postnasal drip and dry cough. Computed tomography (CT) showed a smooth-margined oval stone embedded in the middle meatus and occupying the bulla ethmoidalis, which was destroyed. The second was ...
Parrish Nathan C - - 2010
Oro-antral communications are occasionally produced during routine oral surgery procedures and often cannot be avoided. Dentistry's emphasis on implantology means that defects in the maxillary sinus are encountered far more frequently than before; therefore, knowledge of the maxillary sinus is of the utmost importance. Unfortunately, many general dentists have not ...
Wu Tsung-Han - - 2010
Rhabdomyosarcoma of the maxillary sinus is uncommon in adults. The clinical course and appropriate treatment strategy for the disease remains to be elucidated. This article describes two adult patients with rhabdomyosarcoma of the maxillary sinus who achieved long-term survival after undergoing multimodal therapy. We also reviewed the literature regarding 23 ...
Goshe Jeff M - - 2010
Orbital amyloidosis is extremely rare and may be localized finding or secondary to a systematic process. The majority of the patients with orbital amyloidosis have primary localized disease. We report a 55 year old male with multiple myeloma and secondary amyloidosis who presented with incidental bilateral orbital masses on MRI. ...
D'Ambrosio Nicholas - - 2010
Although neuroblastoma is a common childhood malignancy, which frequently metastasizes, involvement of the facial bones and paranasal sinuses are uncommonly reported in the literature. However, over the last several years, we have encountered an increasing number of cases of metastatic neuroblastoma to the central nervous system and head and neck. ...
Chen Yao - - 2010
This report describes a patient with atrial tachycardia who underwent radiofrequency catheter ablation. Two applications of radiofrequency energy were received at different sites within 1 week. Initially, right atrium mapping indicated that the earliest activation site was located at the His-bundle region (HBR). However, the first application of radiofrequency near ...
Ivanidze Jana - - 2010
SIH is an underdiagnosed condition with variable clinical and radiological presentations that leads to engorged dural sinuses and promotes stasis predisposing for dural sinus thrombosis (DST). We describe a young female patient who presented with clinical and imaging signs of SIH alone followed by a superimposed DST 10 days later. ...
Ulivieri S - - 2010
Idiopatic pseudotumor (IP) is a non-specific, non-neoplastic, inflammatory process without identifiable local or systemic causes. IP most commonly affects the orbit, comprising 5% to 8% of all orbital masses with occasional extension to other areas of the skull base. The ophthalmology literature has detailed reviews of IP as a space-occupying ...
Park Hyung-Wook - - 2010
There are few reports of orbital subperiosteal hematomas as a result of sinusitis complications. The present study reports on 2 such cases and presents a literature review regarding this condition. We report 2 cases of orbital subperiosteal hematoma, and reviewed previous literature reports. Including the 2 current patients, 11 cases ...
Findikcioglu Kemal - - 2010
In this paper, we are presenting the first case of accidental orbital emphysema as a complication of rhinoplasty operation, published in the literature. We have reviewed the literature for orbital-periorbital complications due to rhinoplasty operations and discussed the treatment choices for orbital emphysema.
Savini Vincenzo - - 2010
A case of Enterococcus raffinosus nosocomial sinusitis which appeared to complicate a previous Aspergillus flavus paranasal infection is presented. This uncommon enterococcal species is rarely responsible for human diseases, and has never previously been associated with sinusitis.
Maestre-Ferr?n Laura - - 2010
This review analyzes articles published on the presence of septa in maxillary sinuses. An automated search was conducted on PubMed using different key words. This search resulted in 11 papers in which the presence of antral septa was assessed. These septa are barriers of cortical bone that arise from the ...
Makhdoomi R - - 2010
Paragangliomas are unique neuroendocrine neoplasms arising in specialized neural crest cells and may be adrenal or extra-adrenal. Paragangliomas have been described in various unusual locations, e.g., urinary bladder, prostate, cauda equina, larynx, sellar region, thyroid gland and nasal cavity. Orbital paragangliomas are very rare and peculiar in histogenesis as the ...
Truong Sam V - - 2010
Bisphosphonates are endogenous pyrophosphate analogs that work to inhibit osteoclast activity. They are commonly used in the treatment of patients with bone related diseases, such as solid tumor metastasis and osteoporosis. One of the infrequent but not rare side effects, especially with high doses of bisphosphonates, is osteonecrosis of the ...
Barry Michael J - - 2010
In this case report we demonstrate the intimate association between the sella turcica and the cavernous sinus and review the neuroanatomy involved. The otolaryngologist should be aware of this association when collaborating with a neurosurgeon in pituitary surgery.
Sellari-Franceschini Stefano - - 2010
The association between multiple autoimmune diseases can make management of the ocular proptosis very difficult and challenging for the orbit surgeon. We report an interesting case of a patient affected by Stiff person syndrome, type-1 diabetes and Graves' disease with Graves' orbitopathy, who underwent orbital decompression. Anaesthesiologic problems, as well ...
Arya V - - 2010
A 72-year-old female and a 57-year-old male with chronic hepatitis C were treated with a combination therapy of pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN)-α 2a (180 μg s.c. once a week) and ribavirin (1,000 mg orally daily). This resulted in the destruction of melanocytes at the injection site in both patients. In the ...
Chmielewski Rafa? - - 2010
Mucocele, though is a common lesion, rarely penetrates to the surrounding intra- and extracranial spaces. We describe the case of 45-year-old male with 2 years history of a chronic left nasal obstruction and a concentric visual field deficit in the left eye as the only manifestations. Diagnostic CT and MRI ...
Prasad Rajniti - - 2010
PURPOSE: To report 2 children with medial rectus cysticercosis presenting as proptosis of eyeball. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: In orbital cysticercosis, extraocular muscle cysticercosis is the most common type. Two children, a 12-year-old girl and an 8 year-old boy, presented with proptosis and pain in the left eye. Both were ...
El-Masry Monica - - 2010
Since the original description of colonic varices in 1954 [N Engl J Med 1954;250:434-438], fewer than 100 cases have been reported in the literature. Particularly, even fewer cases of cecal varices have been reported. More than 75% of these cases have been due to portal hypertension. Our objective is to ...
Madge Simon N - - 2010
PURPOSE: To describe 6 new cases of primary orbital liposarcoma and provide a review of the relevant literature. DESIGN: Noncomparative consecutive case series and literature review. PARTICIPANTS: Six patients with primary orbital liposarcoma. METHODS: Review of patient charts, imaging, and histopathology; literature review. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Patient demographics; clinical presentations; ...
Guillemaud Jennifer P - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: Inverted papilloma (IP) of the sphenoid sinus is a rare neoplasm with a nonspecific and insidious presentation that is further complicated by difficult access for assessment and follow-up. In conjunction with a systematic review of the English literature, we review our experience with IP of the sphenoid sinus to ...
Collet S - - 2009
A Pott's Puffy Tumour (PPT) is a rare clinical entity, which, traditionally has been described as an acute abscess with periosteitis secondary to osteomyelitis of the external table of the frontal bone of the skull, complicating an acute frontal sinusitis. The aim of this article is to present a case ...
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