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Lam Grace Y - - 2014
Spontaneous atraumatic splenic rupture is a rare but dramatic occurrence that is most commonly attributed to infection or neoplasia. Deciphering the etiology can be challenging with many cases remaining unclear despite full investigation. We report the case of a previously healthy and immunocompetent 52-year-old Caucasian woman with a remote history ...
Delord Marion M Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille, Pole Maladies Infectieuses, Hôpital Nord, Marseille, - - 2014
Rickettsioses (also called typhus) are associated with arthropods, including ticks, mites, fleas, and lice, although Q fever is more frequently acquired through the inhalation of contaminated aerosols or the consumption of milk. These zoonoses first emerged in the field of travel medicine 20 years ago. Here, we review rickettsioses and ...
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A report by MPs recommending that a benefit for people who are unable to work because of disability or sickness should be scrapped because of design flaws has been welcomed by the RCN.
Cesta Toni - - 2014
As case managers, the UR plan and the CoP are important tools that guide our daily work. It is important to be familiar with all CoPs that apply to case management and to review these on a regular basis!
Singh Naileshni - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To review confidentiality requirements of prescribers who become aware of a forged prescription. DESIGN: A case is reviewed in which a prescriber believes that a prescription has been forged. RESULTS: The literature and law related to prescription forgery and confidentiality are reviewed. Although prescription forgery is a crime, the ...
Theis Mary Kay - - 2012
Background/Aims Comparative effectiveness research studies often require researchers to make inference about the relationship between exposure to various treatments over time and health outcomes. In these studies it can be a challenge to isolate the effect of the exposure from other concurrent treatments and health conditions. For example, in the ...
Gallego Juan A - - 2012
Antipsychotic polypharmacy (APP), the concomitant use of ≥ 2 antipsychotics, is common in clinical practice. Prior reviews have focused on the efficacy of APP, but no systematic review exists regarding the safety and tolerability of this practice. A systematic review of adverse effects associated with APP was conducted to prepare ...
Lai Ya-Wen - - 2012
Adverse cutaneous drug reactions (ACDRs) are common in clinical practice and occur in about 5% of antipsychotic-treated patients. Most ACDRs are benign, but a small percentage of them are serious and life threatening. Pityriasis rosea (PR)-like eruption is a common cutaneous adverse reaction related to many drugs. Clozapine, a complex ...
Strauss Gregory P - - 2012
Previous research provides evidence for discrepancies in various types of emotional self-report in individuals with schizophrenia; patients and healthy subjects report similar levels of positive emotion when reporting current feelings, yet patients report lower levels of positive emotion when reporting on noncurrent feelings. Such apparent discrepancies, which have come to ...
Ogunwale A - - 2012
Studies have shown an association between homicidal behaviour and psychiatric disorders although it remains difficult to conclude that definite causal relationships exist between specific mental illnesses and particular forms of homicide. However, matricide has been linked to schizophrenia for several decades with an assortment of explanations to explain the connection. ...
Gahr Maximilian - - 2012
There are limited treatment options for people with schizophrenia with cytochrome P450 2D6 ultrarapid metabolizer status who do not respond to amisulpride.Furthermore, the literature does not provide evidence-based guidelines for this particular constellation. We report the case of a 50-year-old Caucasian female patient with schizophrenia and cytochrome P450 2D6 ultrarapid ...
Bartels Ronald H M A - - 2012
Reporting financial disclosures has become standard practice in both journal publications and during oral forum at scientific meetings. Despite this, the effect of reporting a financial disclosure of any member of an authorgroup, on the tone of the conclusion of an article has gained little attention. This study was performed ...
Diaz Ricardo - - 2011
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that even in the face of a positive intramammary lymph node (IMLN) a negative axillary sentinel lymph node (SLN) reliably stages the axilla and complete axillary lymph node dissection (CALND) can be avoided. METHODS: A literature search identified 386 publications that included IMLNs and SLN biopsies. Patients ...
Zoli Matteo - - 2011
The clinical and radiological findings of a patient affected by apoplexy of an adenoma located within cavernous sinus and presenting isolated Cranial Nerve (CN) VI palsy are reported. The differential diagnosis with other pathologies is debated, and pathogenesis of isolated abducens nerve palsy is investigated. The pertinent literature of this ...
van Rooijen Diana E - - 2011
Objective To perform a systematic review of cases reported in the literature in which a peripheral trauma preceded the onset of a movement disorder (MD). Methods Two reviewers independently searched Medline and EMBASE. Data regarding patient characteristics, type of MD and type of injury were collected, as well as information ...
Woods Owen - - 2011
To perform a literature review of intra-parotid neurofibromas. These tumours present a challenge because of their risk of malignant transformation and their high probability of operative facial nerve compromise. A description of one case of intraparotid neurofibroma. A systematic MEDLINE review was performed to document all reported cases. Pediatric tertiary ...
Rajabally Y A - - 2011
Coexistence of neuropathy and monoclonal gammopathy represents a common but complex problem in clinical practice. This association is here reviewed considering latest available literature. The association is not infrequent, and various possible syndromes need to be distinguished. However, coincidental co-occurrence also needs to be recognized. The monoclonal gammopathy may be ...
Raza Kazim - - 2011
SOLITARY PARAGANGLIOMA OF THE HYPOGLOSSAL NERVE:: Case Report BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE:: We report the case history of solitary hypoglossal paraganglioma in a 64-year-old woman. The surgical difficulties encountered in the removal of this challenging tumour are discussed with literature review. CLINICAL PRESENTATION:: A 64-year-old woman presented with a short history ...
Chen Shu-Wei - - 2011
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare but highly aggressive malignancy mainly originating from the salivary glands. ACC is well known for its propensity toward neural invasion (NI). NI is the process of neoplastic invasion in and along nerves. It is a distinct and well-documented phenomenon in ACC; however, it ...
Dimitropoulos G - - 2011
We describe a rare anatomical variation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) in a 29-year old female patient discovered during a surgical decompression of the LFCN for meralgia paresthetica. Anatomical variations of the LFCN must always be considered at the time of surgery to maximize success rate and avoid ...
Randolph Gregory W - - 2011
Intraoperative neural monitoring (IONM) during thyroid and parathyroid surgery has gained widespread acceptance as an adjunct to the gold standard of visual nerve identification. Despite the increasing use of IONM, review of the literature and clinical experience confirms there is little uniformity in application of and results from nerve monitoring ...
Holland Julian - - 2011
Bell's palsy is characterised by an acute, unilateral, partial, or complete paralysis of the face (i.e., lower motor neurone pattern). The weakness may be partial (paresis) or complete (paralysis), and may be associated with mild pain, numbness, increased sensitivity to sound, and altered taste. Bell's palsy remains idiopathic, but a ...
Dialani Vandana - - 2011
Schwannomas arise from Schwann cells of the peripheral nerve sheath. The most common locations include the head, neck, and extensor surfaces of the extremities. Intramammary schwannomas are very rare and account for only 2.6% of schwannomas. A review of the English literature reveals 27 such cases of breast schwannoma. In ...
Mariottini A - - 2011
English version Summary: Schwannoma of median nerve at the elbow. Case report and short review of the literature. A. Mariottini, B. Carangelo, G. Peri, D. Tacchini, V. Mourmouras, M. Muya, L. Palma The Authors present a case of rare elbow localization of schwannoma of the median nerve, in 42 year ...
Shahien Radi - - 2011
We report a complication related to epidural analgesia for delivery in a 24- year-old woman who was admitted with mild pre-eclampsia and for induction of labor. At the first postpartum day she developed a postdural puncture headache, which was unresponsive to conservative measures. On the fifth day an epidural blood ...
Wong Limy - - 2010
Intra-extracranial schwannomas arising unrelated to major cranial nerves are exceedingly rare neoplasms. We report the case of a 23-year-old male who presented with a 9 month history of progressive temporal swelling which was excised and found histologically to be a schwannoma. A succinct review of the relevant literature is presented.
Della Puppa A - - 2010
Metastasis of the inner auditory canal is a really rare event. Clinically, it usually presents with rapid worsening cranial nerve palsy. Authors present a review of the literature reporting clinical features, radiological findings, intraoperative aspects of an illustrative case. A 56-year-old female patient presented with a peripheral facial nerve palsy. ...
Kinoshita H - - 2010
Various forms of adrenocortical insufficiency can cause musculoskeletal symptoms such as muscle pain, tautness of the limbs, arthralgia, and flexion contractures. However, the findings of neurological investigations are inconclusive and have not been well summarized. We report the case of a 61-year-old man with isolated adrenocorticotropic hormone deficiency who presented ...
Studart-Soares Eduardo-Costa - - 2010
Lipomas are common benign mesenchymal neoplasms that rarely occur in the oral cavity and correspond to less than 4.4% of all benign oral soft tissue tumors. This study describes the clinical, radiological and histological features of cases of oral lipomas seen over a period of 10 years and compared the ...
Moretti Vincent M - - 2010
This is the fifth report of the rare lipoma-like variant of hibernoma, the 19th case reported, and the first documented as recurring after excision. Our patient was a 56-year-old man whose painful lipoma-like hibernoma (LLH) in the pelvis/buttock was initially treated with marginal excision 15 years earlier. Nine years after ...
Zameer M - - 2010
We report a 12-year-old-boy with gastric lipoma. Upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy with biopsy and abdominal computed tomogram (CT) scan revealed the diagnosis. Open surgical excision of the mass with stomach preservation was done. The clinical presentation and management are discussed and the literature reviewed here. This is the sixth pediatric ...
Vecchio G M - - 2010
Osteocartilaginous metaplasia in lipomas is rare and mainly encountered in large-sized, long-standing lipomas. This entity can be found at almost any site of the body, particularly in the soft tissues of the skeletal system, breast, pharynx, and nasopharynx. We describe a case of lipoma with osteochondroid metaplasia in a 65-year-old ...
Durr Megan L - - 2010
Lipomas are benign mesenchymal tumors that are often found in the head and neck. Intrinsic lipomas of the larynx and supraglottic area are rare, as fewer than 115 cases have been reported in the literature; almost all of these occurred in isolation. We report a case of a laryngeal lipoma ...
Femia Alisa - - 2010
Lipomas are common benign neoplasms of adipose tissue. Lipomatosis, the progressive appearance of multiple lipomas, is most often associated with specific congenital, familial, or idiopathic syndromes. In one reported case, the development of multiple lipomas occurred as a result of treatment with rosiglitazone, a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) gamma agonist. ...
Fink Daniel S - - 2010
To report a case of paraganglioma arising from the hypoglossal nerve and review the anatomy, clinical features, and literature to date. Case report and review of the literature. Case records including paper and electronic chart and imaging reports were reviewed and summarized for the index case. A literature search was ...
Geraci Girolamo - - 2010
Colonic lipomas are uncommon, benign, submucosal adipose tumors that are usually asymptomatic. Large lipomas can cause symptoms such as constipation, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding and intussusception. We report the case of a 60-year-old man with a history of lower abdominal pain and pseudoobstructive symptoms. Colonoscopy revealed a large polypoid sessile ...
Nadar Menaka M - - 2010
In this article, the presentation, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and complications of lipomas of the hand are reviewed and evaluated. A thorough review of the literature is completed, and a series of 13 patients are summarized and briefly examined. Lipomas may present as asymptomatic tumors or produce concerning signs and symptoms ...
Cavazzola Leandro Totti - - 2009
The authors present a case of a huge right inguinal bulge that was referred as a right inguinal hernia. At surgery, it was confirmed to be a giant lipoma of the spermatic cord. A description of the case, pictures of clinical appearance and operative specimen, and a short literature review ...
Karadeli Elif - - 2010
Intracranial lipomas are uncommon congenital malformations that are often asymptomatic. They are very rarely seen in the inner ear. There are a few case reports in the literature related to intravestibular lipoma. It was also defined in the internal auditory canal and the cerebellopontine angle. We present here a case ...
Tadesse Abilo - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Tetanus is a life threatening preventable infection relatively uncommon in the developed world but occurs frequently in developing countries with case fatality rate of 40-60%. We conducted the study as there is no recent review regarding adult tetanus in Ethiopia which looked at the predisposing factors, presenting features and ...
Jeffus Susanne K - - 2009
Intracranial lipomas are uncommon benign mesenchymal tumors, found usually near or at the midline. The existence of such intracranial tumors has been documented in the literature in only over 200 cases. Although usually asymptomatic, they can sometimes trigger neurological symptoms, specifically epileptic seizures. We describe the incidental finding of a ...
McGillion Stephen - - 2010
We describe an unusual case of Achilles tenosynovitis caused by a prick from an acacia thorn. The clinical sequelae are presented as well as a review of the literature.
Singaporewalla Reyaz M - - 2009
Adrenal lipomas are rare, non-functioning benign tumours, which are primarily detected during autopsy or imaging, as asymptomatic incidentalomas. Occasionally, they can present with abdominal pain due to their large size. Imaging studies help to determine the origin, volume, composition of the lesion and presence of bleeding. Histopathology, however, is necessary ...
Mnif Leila - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Colonic lipomas are benign adipose tumors which are usually submucosal. Small lesions are asymptomatic and may be detected incidentally. Large lipomas can cause symptoms. AIM: We report a case of symptomatic giant colonic lipoma OBSERVATION: A 67-year old woman was admitted to hospital with persistent abdominal pain, for which ...
Cakarer S - - 2009
Intraosseous lipoma is a benign tumor of the bone. It is mostly seen in the metaphyses of the long bones and calcaneus. There are few documented cases of intraosseous lipomas in the jaw. Clinically, the lesion is usually silent and radiologically it appears as a radiolucent area rarely including some ...
Chu Shih-Ming - - 2009
The association of perineal lipomas with anorectal malformations in the newborn has been reported previously (Shaul DB, Monforte HL, Pena A, et al. Surgical management of perineal masses in patients with anorectal malformations. J Pediatr Surg 2005;40:188-191; Wester T, Rintala RJ. Perineal lipomas associated with anorectal malformations. Pediatr Surg Int ...
Cha Jae Myung - - 2009
We report a rare case of giant mesenteric lipoma presenting with colicky abdominal pain. A 29-yr-old woman underwent laparoscopic resection for a giant mesenteric lipoma causing compression of the ileal loop. The resected ileal segment was encased by a giant fatty tissue, and normal mucosal fold patterns of the resected ...
Malhotra Purnima - - 2009
A 28-year-old man presented with a partially eroded growth on the back of his right thigh for the last 15 years. Tuberculosis verrucosa cutis and pyogenic granuloma were suspected on clinical examination. Histopathological examination revealed syringocystadenoma papilliferum (SCAP). SCAP is rare on the thigh and a review of the English ...
Tanoue Yusuke - - 2009
Schwannoma in the abdomen is an uncommon neoplasm that occurs most frequently in the cranial and peripheral nerves; it is extremely rare in the great omentum and only 6 cases of schwannoma of the great omentum have been observed previously. We report the case of a schwannoma found in the ...
Colella Giuseppe - - 2009
We herein report a rare case of giant intramuscular lipoma of the tongue. A 75-year-old Italian male presented at our department with a large tumor at the tip of the tongue that had been present for over 30 years. Clinical examination revealed a yellowish lesion, measuring 10 cm in maximum ...
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