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Zuckerman Scott L SL Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Nashville, TN, USA - - - 2014
Aspirin (ASA) is the mainstay of treatment in cerebrovascular and systemic vascular disease. ASA hypersensitivity can pose a challenge to achieving optimum medical management prior to and after neurointerventional treatment. Desensitization to ASA is well described in the allergy and cardiovascular literature, but there are no similar discussions specific to ...
Famenini Shannon S David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. Electronic address: - - 2014
In view of the increasing incidence of melanoma, it is critical to find effective preventive approaches. Contradictory evidence has been reported with regard to the possible association of aspirin use and the risk of melanoma. We review these studies and seek to elucidate the mechanism by which aspirin may produce ...
Xu Jason J - - 2013
To critically review the current literature regarding aspirin desensitization treatment for nasal polyposis in patients with Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD). Systematic review of the literature. All English literature published between January 1995 and February 2013 reporting specifically nasal outcomes following aspirin desensitization in AERD patients were eligible for inclusion. Exclusion ...
Masini Emanuela - - 2013
Introduction: Glaucoma is one of the major causes of blindness, affecting together with age-related macular degeneration > 70 million people worldwide. One of the therapeutic options for its management is based on the inhibition of the metalloenyme carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC 4.2.1.1). CA inhibitors (CAIs) diminish intraocular pressure (IOP) by ...
Kim Sang Min SM Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, - - 2013
Salicylate, the active ingredient of aspirin can cause sensorineural hearing loss and tinnitus when plasma concentrations reach a critical level. The ototoxic mechanisms of salicylate remain unclear but hearing and tinnitus usually recovers a few days after intoxication. There have been few reports of salicylate-induced ototoxicity in Korea, and the ...
Byrom Lisa - - 2012
We present a case of a 15-year-old boy who developed toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) from sulfacetamide eyedrops. He presented with conjunctival injection and an erythematous rash that rapidly progressed to epidermal necrosis of over 30% of his body. A skin biopsy revealed an acute lichenoid reaction pattern consistent with TEN. ...
Jarius S - - 2012
The term neuromyelitis optica (NMO) was coined by Eugène Devic and Fernand Gault in 1894 and refers to the co-occurrence of optic neuritis and myelitis. Neuromyelitis optica, regarded for many decades as a clinical variant of multiple sclerosis (MS), has only very recently been recognized as a disorder in its ...
O'Toole Ashley - - 2012
Keratoderma is a group of conditions characterized by hyperkeratosis affecting the skin on the soles of the feet and palms of the hands bilaterally. The classification of keratodermas depends on whether it is inherited or acquired and on its clinical features, including diffuse or focal involvement of the skin and ...
Deklotz Cynthia - - 2012
A 22-year-old Guatemalan man presented with a swollen mass of 4 months' duration in the right side of the neck. He reported having no recent history of cough or fever.
Patwardhan Kishor - - 2012
Ayurveda, the native healthcare system of India, is a rich resource of well-documented ancient medical knowledge. Although the roots of this knowledge date back to the Vedic and post-Vedic eras, it is generally believed that a dedicated branch for healthcare was gradually established approximately between 400 BCE and 200 CE. ...
Leuzzi Giovanni - - 2012
Benign chest wall tumours are very uncommon and chest wall lipomas are rarely reported in literature. We report herein a case of a 68-year old man who developed a giant, symptomless mass of the chest wall. A chest computed tomography scan evidenced a solid neoplasm measuring 27 cm in its ...
Santos C - - 2012
Deciduoid Mesothelioma is a rare variant of epithelioid mesothelioma; it was initially thought that it only occurred in the peritoneum of young women and had nothing to do with asbestos exposure. However, since these early findings it has also been observed in the pleura and the pericardium, with possible association ...
Gadda Franco - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of successful testicular sperm extraction performed during an emergency scrotal exploration for trauma in a patient with a history of previous contralateral cryptorchidism. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Clinica Urologica I, Università degli Studi di Milano, Fondazione Istituto di Ricerca e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Ca' ...
Pleasant Latawnya - - 2012
We describe the case of a boy who presented with abdominal Burkitt lymphoma; he had been regularly using tacrolimus ointment 0.1% for severe recurrent atopic dermatitis for 7 years immediately prior to developing cancer. We present his medical history and review the current knowledge regarding a link between topical tacrolimus ...
Teigen Philip M - - 2012
In reviewing three recent books on the history of rabies (hydrophobia), this essay explores ways in which historians can frame, or figure, global histories of this ancient and still-dreaded disease, focusing especially on problems of place, time, and agency.
Ogunrinde G O - - 2012
Autosomal recessive hereditary ectodermal dysplasia (HED) has not been described in sub-Saharan Africa. It is acknowledged to be rarer than the occasionally reported x-linked and autosomal dominant variants. We report a pair of Nigerian female twins with family history and clinical features suggestive of recessive HED, thereby showing the existence ...
Punpanich Warunee - - 2012
Septicemia due to Pasteurella (Mannheimia) haemolytica is a rare occurrence. We report a fatal case of M. haemolytica septicemia in a seven-month-old infant who presented with prolonged fever, sepsis, and pneumonitis without discernable preceding history of animal bites or contact. Rare cases of systemic Mannheimia infections are reviewed and summarized.
Jain Ravi - - 2012
Adult nasopharyngeal polyps have not previously been described in the literature. We present the case of a 42-year-old New Zealand Maori man who presented with a large, 11cm mobile mass in his nasopharynx. We discuss his history and management, emphasising the need for early assessment and intervention.
Sardar Muhammad Rizwan - - 2012
A 72-year-old woman, on warfarin therapy and with a remote history of breast cancer and radiation treatment, presented with a 10-day history of nausea, dyspnea, dry cough, and dizziness. An electrocardiogram showed new-onset atrial fibrillation. Computed tomography of the chest revealed multiple pulmonary emboli and a pericardial effusion. Echocardiography showed ...
Pasch Whitney - - 2012
Solitary plasmacytoma of the bone (SPB) is a rare plasma cell neoplasm that usually presents as a lytic lesion mainly localized within the axial skeleton. The occurrence of SPB in young individuals is exceedingly rare but has been sporadically reported before. We report a case of SPB involving a 21 ...
Obalum D C - - 2011
Background: Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) is a rare condition of largely unknown aetiology and pathogenesis with variable clinical and radiological features. There are no reports on CRMO to the best of our knowledge; in the West African sub region. Objective: To present a case and review the literature on ...
Pappas Nick - - 2011
Avulsion of the flexor digitorum profundus tendon is a common injury to the hand that virtually always requires surgical repair for restoration of normal finger function. We report a case of a Type III flexor digitorum profundus tendon avulsion in which the patient refused surgery yet attained nearly full active ...
Platt Marvin S - - 2011
  Twenty-eight non-fatal cases of TV related injuries were noted in San Diego in the 2 years prior to September 2008. We reviewed the scene, witness reports, past history, and autopsy findings from three fatal cases and distinguished them from abusive head trauma. The recent literature was also reviewed. Our ...
Garrigues Grant E - - 2011
Luxatio erecta humeri is a rare clinical entity, comprising 0.5% of all glenohumeral dislocations. Even more uncommon, open luxatio erecta has only been described three times dating back to the 1800s. These cases report poor results including death from sepsis, avascular necrosis, and severely limited motion. We now report a ...
Sears Erika Davis ED Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program/Veterans Affairs Scholar, Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, - - 2011
Recent studies presenting functional outcomes after replantation of finger avulsion injuries have challenged the historical practice of performing revision amputation for all complete finger avulsion injuries. The aim of this study is to conduct a systematic review of the English literature of replantation of finger avulsion injuries to provide best ...
Armstrong Kathleen - - 2011
A review of scientific literature reveals a sparse documentation of periungual pyogenic granulomas as an adverse effect of isotretinoin therapy Periungual pyogenic granulomas appeared in four patients receiving isotretinoin therapy for severe acne. Oral and topical antibiotic treatments were ineffective and all cases spontaneously resolved once isotretinoin is discontinued. This ...
Secades J J - - 2011
This review is based on the previous one published in 2006 -Secades JJ, Lorenzo JL. Citicoline: pharmacological and clinical review, 2006 update. Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol 2006; 28 (Suppl B): S1-56-, incorporating the new references until now, having all the information available to facilitate the access to the informacion ...
Tubbs R Shane - - 2011
The specialized ligaments of the craniocervical junction must allow for stability yet functional movement. Because injury to these important structures usually results in death or morbidity, the neurosurgeon should possess a thorough understanding of the anatomy and function of these ligaments. To the authors' knowledge, a comprehensive review of these ...
Knott J W - - 2011
This review presents a selection of sources from the UK and around the world that have reported on both incidents and accidents in the mountains. Common themes are extracted to illustrate the circumstances under which accidents, injuries and fatalities occur and the underlying factors that have contributed to incidents in ...
Ranson David - - 2011
Sudden death in association with minor or otherwise insignificant head injury is increasingly being recognised in the forensic medical literature. While the exact mechanism of the cardiorespiratory arrest that appears to occur in these cases is unclear, a number of mechanisms have been postulated. Animal studies have provided evidence that ...
Kolber Michael R - - 2011
Penetrating neck injuries (PNIs) are infrequent but can result in significant morbidity and mortality. Although surgical management of unstable patients with penetrating neck trauma is the standard of care, management of stable patients remains controversial owing to the possibility of occult injuries. Recent studies suggest that physical examination and ancillary ...
Shafi T - - 2011
Ritonavir therapy is not generally considered nephrotoxic. We report a case of acute kidney injury secondary to ritonavir, with kidney biopsy demonstrating extensive acute tubular injury. This is the first report of a kidney biopsy and pathology in acute kidney injury associated with ritonavir. A review of published medical literature ...
Geyer M - - 2011
Otitis externa is a ubiquitous inflammatory disease; although it arises most commonly from an infection, there is no consensus in the UK for the reporting of ear swab culture results. This study aims to review current microbiology laboratory reporting of ear swab specimens to primary care and reach an evidence-based ...
Ranjan Nishant - - 2011
Background: Tics are involuntary non-rhythmic, stereotyped muscle contractions which can be suppressed temporarily. Tics usually start during childhood as part of Tourette syndrome. Adult onset tics are infrequent. This study reports on an adult man who developed tics 1 year after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Methods: Case report and ...
Sukeik Mohamed - - 2011
Trampoline-related injuries have increased dramatically over the last few years. This article presents a review of the literature summarizing the different types and mechanisms of sustaining such injuries and looks at current recommendations to prevent them.
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As BONJ is potentially catastrophic, 'any measures (such as prophylactic antibiotics before dento-alveolar surgery) which may be beneficial should be considered.'
Nwadinigwe C U - - 2011
Iatrogenic Pyogenic Spondylodicitis is a disease not commonly reported probably because of the way it is acquired, from the health practitioner. The case of a 62 year old man that presented in our outpatient department with features of spondylodiscitis after several attempts at spinal anaesthesia at a rural hospital was ...
Arbesman Marian - - 2011
Systematic reviews of literature relevant to individuals with work-related injuries and illnesses are important to the practice of occupational therapy. This article describes the four questions that served as the focus for the systematic reviews of the effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions for individuals with work-related injuries and illnesses of ...
Kay Amin - - 2011
A healthy man in his 40s presented with a 1-month history of haemoptysis and was unexpectedly found to have an elevated international normalised ratio (INR). He denied any known exposures to anticoagulants. Testing for the possible aetiologies of a high INR revealed coumarin poisoning with coumatetralyl as the cause. The ...
Bigler Erin D - - 2011
Neuroimaging at all stages of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) provides information about gross brain pathology. In this review, post-mortem TBI cases are matched to neuroimaging findings from TBI survivors to demonstrate the close correlation between observable pathology with in vivo neuroimaging to the underlying neuropathology. An emphasis of this ...
Díaz Angulo Sara - - 2011
Background. The risks of occupational asthma (OA) from antibiotics are uncertain. We report 4 new cases and a systematic review of the literature. Methods. Cases were identified through a specialist clinic, each underwent specific provocation testing (SPT). We subsequently reviewed the published literature. Results. The patients were employed in the ...
Ventura Dominic G - - 2011
We report the first known case of a retroperitoneal leiomyosarcoma that presented with an endoscopically defined source of gastrointestinal bleeding in the colon. A 68-year-old male with a history of diverticulosis, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia who complained of a 3-month history of abdominal pain, nausea, and intermittent hematochezia presented for evaluation ...
Patel D - - 2011
This review summarizes the available evidence on travel-related illness and injury for overseas travellers and, where available, evaluates the literature on occupational travellers. The studies evaluated include those published in international scientific literature since 1980 and were identified through a search of relevant databases using selected keywords. A high proportion ...
Palussière Jean - - 2010
The purpose of this case report is to describe the potential damage to the stellate ganglion during percutaneous lung radiofrequency ablation, to analyze the consequences of these complications, and to review the location of the stellate ganglion, which is usually not visible on imaging.
Aleryani Samir L - - 2011
Many articles have reviewed the health impact of Khat consumption; however the role of free radicals in the pathogenesis associated with short- and long-term consumption of Khat is absent in the literature. As free radicals and antioxidants converge across various mechanisms in normal physiological function and in disease, this review ...
Chimutengwende-Gordon Mukai - - 2010
The chest radiograph is used as a screening test to exclude significant thoracic injuries in cases of major trauma. A systematic approach to reviewing chest radiographs is necessary for accurate interpretation. Radiographic findings should be considered together with clinical assessment.
Avrahami Daniel - - 2010
Wrist injuries and carpal instability may result from various sport-related acitivites. Lunotriquetral instability (LTI) is an infrequently recognized cause of wrist pain in athletes. The diagnosis of LTI through history and physical examination can be confirmed by Magnetic Resonance Arthrogram (MRA). This case report describes a case of clinically suspected ...
Mortazavi Martin - - 2011
Cervical spine injuries can be life-altering issues in the pediatric population. The aim of the present paper was to review this literature. A comprehensive knowledge of the special anatomy and biomechanics of the spine of children is essential in diagnosis and treating issues related to spine injuries.
Ran Yuval - - 2010
Standard gauze field dressings and direct pressure occasionally are inadequate for the control of hemorrhage. QuikClot® Combat Gauze™ (QCG) combines surgical gauze with an inorganic material and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration and by the Israeli Standards Institute for external hemorrhage control. The purpose of this article ...
Michetti Christopher P - - 2010
Splenic injury is a rare complication of colonoscopy. Most literature on the topic is case-report based. Our objective was to perform a comprehensive analysis of characteristics of splenic injury due to colonoscopy from available published reports in the world literature, to compare and contrast this entity with that of traumatic ...
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