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Lemos Mario L de ML BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC, - - 2014
BackgroundGeneric imatinib has recently been approved for chronic myeloid leukemia in Canada and the European Union (EU). There are anecdotal concerns of reduced efficacy related to generic vs. brand name imatinib. /st>MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched. Generic imatinib product monographs approved by Health Canada and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) ...
Potts J J South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, - - 2014
Intussusception is the telescoping of a proximal segment of the gastrointestinal tract into an adjacent distal segment. This rare form of bowel obstruction occurs infrequently in adults. We report a case of small bowel intussusception in an adult male patient. We have also performed a literature review of this rare ...
Mogasale Vittal V Policy and Economic Research Centre, Access Department, Development and Delivery Unit, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, South - - 2014
Typhoid fever remains a major health problem in the developing world. Intestinal perforation is a lethal complication and continues to occur in impoverished areas despite advances in preventive and therapeutic strategies. To estimate the case fatality rate (CFR) and length of hospital stay among patients with typhoid intestinal perforation in ...
Biswas Saptarshi S Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, 1 Brookdale Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11212, - - 2014
Bullet embolism within the gastrointestinal system is extremely rare. Such bullet injuries are infrequently covered in the general literature, but the surgeon should be aware of the phenomenon. Smaller caliber bullets are more common in civilian gunshot wound (GSW) events. These bullets are able to tumble through the gastrointestinal tract ...
Fokou Marcus M Departement of Surgery, Yaounde General Hospital, POB 5408, Yaounde, - - 2014
Lumbar hernias are rare conditions and about 300 cases have been reported since the first description by Barbette in 1672. Therefore strangulation or incarceration are also exceptionally encountered. We present a 62 -year-old-man who had strangulated left lumbar hernia and consequent mechanical small-bowel obstruction, alongside with a non strangulated right ...
Osinga T E TE Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the - - 2013
Intestinal pseudo-obstruction is a rare and relatively unknown complication of phaeochromocytoma÷ paraganglioma (PCC÷PGL). Its pathophysiology can be explained by the hypersecretion of catecholamines, which may reduce the peristaltic activity of the gastrointestinal tract. Clinically, this can result in chronic constipation, intestinal pseudo-obstruction or even intestinal perforation. We conducted a comprehensive ...
Kawahara Ryuichi - - 2013
Intestinal malrotation is caused by a developmental anomaly of the embryonic intestine. Most cases develop in neonates, and development in adulthood is rare and difficult to diagnose before surgery. Pancreaticoduodenectomy was performed for cancer of the ampulla of Vater accompanied by incomplete fixation in a 63-year-old male patient. A branch ...
Buell-Gutbrod Rebecca - - 2013
Intestinal differentiation in the endometrium is rare with only case reports in the international literature. We describe a case of simultaneous endocervical and intestinal-type mucinous differentiation with goblet cells arising in a FIGO grade 1 endometrioid adenocarcinoma. The patient had no involvement of the myometrium, cervix, or extra-uterine sites. There ...
Siosaki Marcos Duarte - - 2013
Primary urethral cancer in females is rare. It has a poor prognosis. The published data on this topic are limited, composed mostly of small case series. This paper presents a case of an advanced adenocarcinoma of the urethra, intestinal type, treated with anterior exenteration.
Kandi Venkataramana - - 2013
The occurrence of dipterous fly larvae in human is termed as human myiasis. Human myiasis can be classified based on clinical condition it causes like cutaneous myiasis, ocular myiasis, urogenital myiasis and intestinal myiasis. Based on the need for a particular host, myiasis can be divided as specific myiasis, semi-specific ...
Brandolini Cristina - - 2013
The dehiscence of superior semicircular canal is a well-known affection which is able to explain some cases of hearing loss, tinnitus and/or vertigo unexpectedly presenting in adults without previous otologic affections. Although a diagnostic algorithm has been assessed and a surgical therapy has been indicated, the review of the literature ...
Wang Lei - - 2013
Angiolipomas are frequently observed benign tumors. They have a typical vascular component and are often located in subcutaneous tissues, and more rarely, in the gastrointestinal tract. We present the case of a 58-year-old man who complained of abdominal discomfort in the left lower quadrant and two to three bloody stools ...
Demetriades A K - - 2013
We describe the re-siting of ventriculoperitoneal shunts to the gallbladder in two children. The first child had a rare case of hydrocephalus associated with plasminogen deficiency. She had had multiple VP shunt revisions due to non-absorption of CSF from the peritoneum. The second had craniopharyngioma-related hydrocephalus with once again a ...
Upreti Shashi - - 2013
Although endometriosis involves the small intestine only rarely, when present, this condition may simulate a variety of inflammatory and sometimes neoplastic conditions because of its nonspecific symptoms. We are reporting here, a case of ileal, caecal and appendiceal endometriosis which presented in the emergency as a case of an acute ...
Fallon Sara C - - 2013
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) is the most common intestinal malignancy in children, and Burkitt's lymphoma is the most frequently encountered histologic subtype. In pediatric patients, intestinal involvement of the lymphoma is a common finding. As over half of these intestinal tumors are unresectable at the time of presentation, chemotherapy is the ...
Al-Thani Hassan - - 2013
Abdominal cocoon is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction. It is difficult to diagnose in most of the cases preoperatively. Surgical removal of the membrane resulted in complete recovery in the majority of the cases. The exact etiology of abdominal cocoon is still unknown. We reported a male patient who ...
Dag Muhammet Sait - - 2013
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) (GPA) is a chronic disease of unknown aetiology that leads to necrotising vasculitis in small and medium-sized vessels characterised by respiratory system and kidney involvement. Intestinal involvement is rare and perforation is even rarer in GPA. In this study, we are presenting a literature review of ...
Sun Chao - - 2012
An anomalous congenital band is a well-known cause of intestinal obstruction, but it is rare and usually presents a diagnostic challenge. With high-frequency sonography, it is possible for intestinal obstruction due to a vitelline band to be diagnosed preoperatively. We describe the sonographic findings of 2 cases that led us ...
Bollinger Elizabeth E Section of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA. - - 2012
To define which segments of the gastrointestinal tract are most likely to yield angioectasias for ablative therapy. A retrospective chart review was performed for patients treated in the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Gastroenterology clinics between the dates of July 1, 2007 and October 1, 2010. The selection of ...
Grasso Emanuele - - 2012
Lipoma of the large intestine is rare, with a reported incidence ranging between 0.2% and 4.4%. We present a case of a giant colonic lipoma causing descending-colonic intussusception. A 54-year-old woman visited our emergency room with sudden onset of intermittent abdominal cramps. She was nauseous and had rectal blood loss ...
Unalp Haluk Recai - - 2012
Endometriosis is defined as the presence of benign endometrial glands and stroma outside the normal anatomical location. Endometriosis of the small bowel, especially symptomatic small bowel involvement, is very unusual. We presented a 45-year-old woman with acute intestinal obstruction due to ileal endometriosis The patient complained of severe abdominal pain, ...
Singh Shailendra - - 2013
Midgut malrotation is a congenital anomaly presenting mainly in the childhood. Its presentation as an acute intestinal obstruction is extremely rare in adults usually recognized intra-operatively, therefore a high index of suspicion is always required when dealing with any case of acute intestinal obstruction. We report two cases of young ...
Gràcia-Garcia Sílvia - - 2012
Introduction: In 2006 the Spanish Society of Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Pathology (SEQC) and the Spanish Society of Nephrology (S.E.N.) developed a consensus document in order to facilitate the diagnosis and monitoring of chronic kidney disease with the incorporation of equations for estimating glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) into laboratory reports. The ...
Taha Sami A - - 2012
Legionnaires disease continues to be underreported in the Middle East--a reflection of underdiagnosis, both clinically and by laboratory investigations. We draw the attention to this unusual cause of occasionally fatal, yet severe, pneumonia by reporting an immunocompromised infant who succumbed to Legionella pneumophila pneumonia. The urinary test for Legionella antigen ...
Umman Philip P Department of General Surgery, Govt. T D Medical College, Alappuzha, Kerala - - 2013
Although accounting for 90 % of the intestinal surface area, small bowel adenocarcinomas are not common. The majority of these lesions are incidentally detected during laparotomy for intestinal obstruction or perforation. The symptoms associated with these lesions are not very specific and preoperative diagnosis is rare. We report two cases of ...
Yang Ping-Fu - - 2012
Meckel diverticulum is the most common congenital anomaly of the small intestine, occurring in about 2%-4% of the population. Meckel diverticulum results from incomplete closure of the omphalomesenteric duct. The presentation of symptomatic Meckel diverticulum includes gastrointestinal hemorrhage, intestinal obstruction, volvulus, intussusception, diverticulitis, and neoplasms. The development of fistula is ...
Hayakawa Kayoko - - 2012
ABSTRACT:: Fever is a common problem for which patients seek medical advice. Fortunately, in most cases, fever is self-limiting or the etiology of fever is promptly established. Sustained, unexplained fever despite a comprehensive work up is recognized as fever of unknown origin (FUO), which frequently poses a clinical challenge. For ...
McCabe A - - 2012
This study investigated if results of haematology and biochemistry laboratory tests, carried out at the point of care in our Emergency Department, are checked by the clinician who ordered the test, mitigating the requirement to check printed reports later. Five hundred and nineteen (519) laboratory reports were examined for significant ...
Loh Tze Ping - - 2012
Context:Isolated elevation of TSH in the absence of thyroid symptoms can be very rarely caused by a macromolecule formed between TSH and Ig (macro-TSH), confounding the interpretation of thyroid function test results.Objective:We described the use of several commonly available laboratory-based approaches to investigate an isolated TSH elevation [232 mIU/liter; free ...
Mocumbi Ana O H - - 2012
Intracardiac masses in the young occur in some conditions that are prevalent in Africa. Although usually non-malignant, they may present with refractory heart failure and other complications that can be fatal. In the majority of cases, the aetiologic differentiation can be achieved by careful history, physical examination, basic laboratory tests, ...
Gulhane Sushma - - 2012
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic inflammatory disease typically diagnosed by a combination of physical findings and clinical laboratory testing. Several decades ago, the diagnosis of lupus included the lupus erythematosus (LE) cell assay. SLE is associated with pleuropulmonary manifestations in well over 50% of cases. Although pleural effusion ...
Zakaria Ali H - - 2012
Background. Adult intussusception is a rare entity representing less than 1% of all intestinal obstructions. Diagnosis of the condition is difficult requiring a high index of suspicion and the utilization of imaging studies, especially CT scans. Diagnostic laparoscopy and/or exploratory laparotomy can be used as a diagnostic and therapeutic intervention. ...
Binesh Fariba - - 2012
Heterotopic mesenteric ossification (HMO) is a distinct intra-abdominal ossifying pseudotumour that typically occurs in men, almost always after surgery or abdominal trauma, and frequently presents with symptoms of intestinal obstruction. We herein describe a case of HMO occurring in a 42-year-old Iranian man with a history of abdominal blunt trauma. ...
Helbling Rossana - - 2012
Intestinal spirochetosis is an unusual infection in children and its clinical significance in humans is uncertain. The presence of these microorganisms in humans is well-known since the late 1800's and was first described in 1967 by Harland and Lee by electron microscopy. This article reports the findings of one pediatric ...
Sarkar Debkumar D Department of Radiology, Cooper University Hospital, 1 Cooper Plaza, Ste B-23, Camden, NJ, - - 2012
Congenital anomalous bands at the proximal jejunum resulting in obstruction have been described sporadically in the literature and are otherwise rare. We present a case of an 8 year-old girl with a nine-month history of intermittent vomiting and no history of prior surgery. The imaging workup includes an abdominal ultrasound, ...
Venermo M M Department of Vascular Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland. - - 2012
This is a narrative review on vascular assessment for critical limb ischaemia in the past and present combining Finnish and Japanese experience.
Ditrapani Rachel - - 2012
This article reviews 10 cases that have been evaluated in the electromyography laboratory, which represent a variety of clinical problems that may be referred for electrodiagnostic evaluation. The clinical and electrodiagnostic findings are presented, and practical points related to the approach taken in the evaluation are discussed.
Guevara Denise - - 2011
Acremonium mycetoma is a rare fungal infection of the skin, tissue, and bones. We present a case of a 64-year-old man with mycetoma due to gardening. The clinical presentation, laboratory findings, and treatment options are reviewed.
Lombardi Mariano - - 2011
The aims of this paper were to review the literature of Spermatocytic Seminoma (SS) updating its clinico-pathological features and to present a new case of the exceptionally rare variant of this tumor known as anaplastic which only five cases have been reported. Many studies have confirmed that SS is a ...
Gardinal-Galera I - - 2011
Background  Joint clinical and pathological review meeting exists in most academic dermatology departments. Objective  The primary objective of the study was to assess the impact of the joint clinical and pathological review meeting in dermatology on patient care. Methods  Prospective descriptive study over 6 months (May to October 2008) on all ...
Cortes Arthur Rodriguez Gonzalez - - 2012
Peri-implantitis is a pathology that has been described in many clinical studies and case reports. However, it is still not clear how the roles of its etiologic agents work. This article is based on a review of the literature and a case report. It aims to offer data related to ...
Jordão Juliana Merheb - - 2010
Unilateral nevoid telangiectasia is a rare vascular dermatosis, characterized by areas of superficial telangiectases distributed in a linear unilateral pattern. It was described in 1899 by Zeisler and Blascko. Several theories where developed in order to explain its etiopathogenesis. The most widely accepted is the one which establishes its probable ...
Shetty Shilpa - - 2010
Bruxism is a movement disorder characterized by grinding and clenching of teeth. Awake bruxism is found more in females as compared to males while sleep bruxism shows no such gender prevalence. Etiology of bruxism can be divided into three groups psychosocial factors, peripheral factors and pathophysiological factors. Treatment modalities involve ...
Abhinav Kumar - - 2011
Idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) are distinct clinicopathological entities characterized by α-synuclein and tau pathology, respectively. They have occasionally been reported to co-exist in the same patient. We describe a rare case of a 73-year-old Caucasian woman diagnosed as idiopathic PD 5 years before her death yet ...
Kuroiwa Kentaro - - 2011
To investigate the significance of dedicated central pathologic review for Gleason score (GS) correlation between the biopsy and radical prostatectomy (RP) specimens and the prediction of high-grade Gleason patterns. A discrepancy in the GS between the biopsy and RP specimens has been reported. The Clinicopathological Research Group for Localized Prostate ...
Sarin Yogesh Kumar - - 2010
Intrauterine intussusception (IUI) is the one of the rarest recognized causes of jejuno-ileal atresia (JIA). We report on a 15-day old full-term neonate presenting with features of intestinal obstruction, wherein on exploration, a visible ileo-ileal intussusception resulting in ileal atresia was found. The relevant literature has been reviewed.
Lombardini Eric D - - 2010
Nine blue duikers (Cephalophus monticola), purchased in the Malabo bushmeat market, were necropsied. Eight of the nine animals were found to have dysplastic tracheas, characterized by lateral apposition of tracheal rings, entrapment of the trachealis muscle and annular ligaments, and bunching of the tracheal epithelium. Communications with zoologic pathologists and ...
Kimball M M - - 2010
Objective: Isolated neurosarcoidosis without evidence of extracranial manifestation continues to be a rare phenomenon. This case report and others in the literature demonstrate the difficulty in making the diagnosis of isolated neurosarcoidosis, as it may be indistinguishable from other pathologies on radiographic and laboratory studies. This case report and review ...
Nakhleh Raouf E - - 2010
CONTEXT: To avoid errors many surgical pathology services mandate review of a case by a second pathologist before reports are released (signed out). OBJECTIVE: To study the extent and characteristics of such review. DESIGN: Participants retrospectively examined up to 400 cases to identify a maximum of 30 cases reviewed by ...
Jones Kyle - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: Several studies have documented the beneficial effect of second opinions in diagnostic pathology. Among disease sites, the head and neck can be a particularly problematic area for pathologists, prompting frequent second opinions. However, the effect of second opinion requests made by physician pathologists (PPs) to oral and maxillofacial pathologists ...
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