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Inaishi Jun J Department of Neurology, Ichikawa General Hospital Tokyo Dental - - 2014
A 72-year-old male with heart failure was admitted to our hospital. Treatment with dabigatran (220 mg per day) was initiated because of atrial fibrillation. On the third day, the patient developed left-sided hemiparesis and dysarthria at 4.5 hr after the last dose of dabigatran. The activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) ...
Cataldo Rita - - 2013
A frequent complication of totally implantable central venous access devices (TIVADs) is withdrawal occlusion. We describe a case of rare dysfunction of TIVADs: blood withdrawal was possible, whereas infusion was not. A further investigation demonstrated that during infusion, a silicone core, probably produced by hypodermic needle puncture, occluded the reservoir ...
Carter Trish - - 2013
Calciphylaxis is a rare and potentially devastating condition also referred to as uremic gangrene syndrome, calcific uremic arteriolopathy, metastatic calcification, and uremic small-vessel disease that can present in patients with end stage renal disease. This article reports a case of a 38-year-old African-American female on peritoneal dialysis for six years ...
Fanetti Giuseppe - - 2013
Oxaliplatin, a platinum analogue employed in the treatment of colorectal cancer and various other neoplasms, is characterized by a broad range of adverse events. Peripheral neuropathy is probably the most peculiar and clinically relevant toxicity associated with its use and can be distinguished into two types: acute and chronic neurotoxicity.We ...
Charfi Rim - - 2013
Methotrexate (MTX) is a folic acid antagonist used at high-dose intravenously on 24 hours (24h) in the treatment of the acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). To prevent potential toxicity, MTX is usually administered following the application of preventive measures. We report a case of an accidental shortening time for high dose ...
Gupta Prabha Nini - - 2013
Most case reports or series describe knots in the venous system such as knots of Swan-Ganz catheters, pacing wires or thermodilution catheters. Knots during radial angiography are relatively rare. Here we describe a simple method of unravelling a radial knot via the femoral route, together with a review of the ...
Mayette Michael M Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA. - - 2013
We report a case of propofol infusion syndrome (PRIS) in a young female treated for status epilepticus. In this case, PRIS rapidly evolved to full cardiovascular collapse despite aggressive supportive care in the intensive care unit, as well as prompt discontinuation of the offending agent. She progressed to refractory cardiac ...
Knuttinen Martha Gracia - - 2012
Obstetric hemorrhage from placenta accreta is associated with a high rate of maternal morbidity and mortality. Recently, balloon occlusion catheters have been used to control intraoperative bleeding during the surgical management of placenta accreta. In this article, we present a review of the literature reporting the use of balloon occlusion ...
Echeverría-García Begoña - - 2012
  Epidermolysis bullosa simplex with mottled hyperpigmentation (EBS-MP) is an uncommon subtype of EBS. Its clinical features depend on the age of diagnosis, and clinical variations have been described even within family members. We present six cases from two unrelated Spanish families each with several affected members with EBS-MP and ...
Cirodde A - - 2012
Burned patients are prone to develop severe intestinal complications because of decreased splanchnic circulation. We report three cases of sigmoid perforation in burn patients appearing late during hospitalization. The common aetiological factor was a state of septic shock treated with infusion of vasopressors. Two patients also received corticosteroids as treatment ...
Lacerda Marcus V G - - 2012
The resurgence of the malaria eradication agenda and the increasing number of severe manifestation reports has contributed to a renewed interested in the Plasmodium vivax infection. It is the most geographically widespread parasite causing human malaria, with around 2.85 billion people living under risk of infection. The Brazilian Amazon region ...
Yangzom Thinley - - 2012
Bhutan has achieved a major reduction in malaria incidence amid multiple challenges. This case study seeks to characterize the Bhutan malaria control programme over the last 10 years. A review of the malaria epidemiology, control strategies, and elimination strategies employed in Bhutan was carried out through a literature review of ...
Fitzmaurice Gerard J - - 2012
An intra-aortic balloon pump is one of the most valuable tools in the cardiac surgeon's armament to assist in the management of the failing heart. Despite its widespread use, there are associated risks and complications, one of which is balloon rupture with associated entrapment. Numerous approaches for dealing with this ...
Rodríguez Julio Cesar Padilla - - 2011
Malaria is currently one of the most serious public health problems in Colombia with an endemic/epidemic transmission pattern that has maintained endemic levels and an average of 105,000 annual clinical cases being reported over the last five years. Plasmodium vivax accounts for approximately 70% of reported cases with the remainder ...
Rueda Leopoldo M - - 2011
This report includes the distribution records and updated checklists of the mosquitoes known to occur in Guam and nearby selected islands (ie, Saipan, Tinian, Rota), based on our field collections from various localities during 2010, published reports, and accessioned specimens deposited in the US National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian ...
Sewell Mathew D - - 2011
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a leading cause of disability in childhood and early adult life. Clinical and sonographic screening programmes have been used to facilitate early detection but the effectiveness of both screening strategies is unproven. This article discusses the role for screening in DDH and provides ...
Canavese Federico - - 2011
Developmental dysplasia of the hip and idiopathic clubfoot are common musculoskeletal conditions in the pediatric orthopedic population. Although ultrasound or radiographic screening is generally recommended to rule out occult hip dysplasia, it has been suggested that children with clubfoot should no longer be screened. We report two cases of newborns ...
Bosse George M - - 2011
Hyperkalemia is a common condition, particularly in the setting of renal dysfunction. Hyperkalemia due to intentional oral potassium overdose is not commonly reported. We present a case of acute intentional potassium overdose in a patient with normal renal function resulting in significant hyperkalemia, with a maximum serum potassium concentration of ...
Allam Karam A - - 2011
SUMMARY:: Given the multiple permutations in craniofacial malformations, classification of median craniofacial dysplasia or midline Tessier no. 0 to 14 clefts has been difficult and disjointed. In this review, the authors present a summary of normal embryology, prior terminology, and their proposed new classification system. Median craniofacial dysplasia has tissue ...
Baskurt M - - 2011
The prevalence of patients with noncompaction is reported to be 0.014% on echocardiographic examination. The estimated incidence of dextroversion (dextrocardia with isolated reversal of the heart with normally positioned visceral organs) is 1:2,800, while the real incidence of dextroversion and left ventricular noncompaction is still not known; to our knowledge ...
Gölles A - - 2011
Trevor's disease, also known as dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica (DEH), is a rare developmental bone dysplasia, characterized by benign osteocartilaginous overgrowth. The lesion arises from an epiphysis. Its localization may be different, and it mostly occurs unilateral. In this report, we present a 40 years old woman suffering from Trevor's disease ...
Corbani S - - 2011
We report on a 10.5-year-old girl with a mild form of campomelic dysplasia. She presented with short stature of prenatal onset, dysmorphic facial features, limitation of supination and pronation of the forearms, dysplastic nails, and bone abnormalities consisting especially of cone-shaped epiphyses of the middle phalanx of the 2nd fingers, ...
Khalil Asma - - 2011
To review experience of early prenatal diagnosis of skeletal dysplasias, and to explore diagnostic accuracy and improve management. A retrospective review of fetal medicine unit (FMU) records was performed to identify cases where a skeletal dysplasia was suspected by 14 weeks' gestation. A literature review was undertaken to ascertain cases ...
Khalil Asma - - 2011
To review experience of early prenatal diagnosis of skeletal dysplasias, and to explore diagnostic accuracy and improve management. A retrospective review of fetal medicine unit (FMU) records was performed to identify cases where a skeletal dysplasia was suspected by 14 weeks' gestation. A literature review was undertaken to ascertain cases ...
Coco Dominique P - - 2011
Recent morphologic and molecular evidence suggests that dysplasia in Barrett esophagus (BE) begins in the bases of the crypts [crypt dysplasia (CD)] and progresses with time to involve the upper portions of the crypts and surface epithelium. The aim of this study was to evaluate the criteria and reproducibility of ...
De Rosa Gabriella - - 2011
During the foetal-neonatal period, rhabdomyomas represent the majority of cardiac tumours and are closely associated with tuberous sclerosis. Cardiac rhabdomyomas may be completely asymptomatic and are incidentally discovered during an echocardiogram, or may cause cardiac dysfunctions requiring medical and/or surgical intervention. During foetal life and the early neonatal period, life-threatening ...
Morimura Naoto - - 2011
Although favourable outcomes in patients receiving extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest have been frequently reported in Japanese journals since the late 1980s, there has been no meta-analysis of ECPR in Japan. This study reviewed and analysed all previous studies in Japan to clarify the survival rate of ...
Filingeri V - - 2010
A rare case of cystic angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma of the thigh in a 13-years-old girl is reported. Final diagnosis was made only after surgical excision. A review of the literature with a discussion of the particularity of this case are also examined in order to achieve the best surgical strategy ...
Lin Chin-Ta - - 2010
We report a case of acute fulminant myocarditis (AFM) with cardiogenic shock and hemodynamic collapse. We performed emergency extracorporeal life support (ECLS) with right femoral venoarterial cannulation by Seldinger procedure. Because of poor systemic perfusion over the upper trunk with low O₂ saturation due to inadequate venous return, a second ...
Salem Y M Y - - 2010
Focal cemento-osseous dysplasia is a benign fibro-osseous condition that can be seen in dentate and edentulous patients. It is an asymptomatic lesion and needs no treatment; however follow-up is essential due to the possibility that focal cemento-osseous dysplasia can progress to a condition called florid osseous dysplasia that involves multiple ...
Geyer H L - - 2010
Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma (EMS) is a rare oncologic phenomenon characterized by chondroid and neurogenic differentiation in extraskeletal locations. These tumours represent fewer than 2.5% of all soft-tissue sarcomas and are most commonly found in the lower extremities, limb girdles, distal extremities, and trunk. Their presence in cardiac tissue is exceedingly ...
Chattopadhyay Anindya - - 2010
This is a report of a case of multicystic dysplastic half of a horseshoe kidney (HSK) at surgery for multicystic kidney. During the surgery, through a lumbotomy approach, there was inadvertent injury to a lower polar artery and the pelvis of the normal contralateral half of the HSK, leading to ...
Chetchotisakd Ploenchan - - 2010
Cases of melioidosis (N = 2) and tuberculous pericarditis (N = 33) during 1996-2006 were reviewed. Clinical presentations were similar, but pericardial pathological findings were not. Nine of 12 patients with melioidosis required pericardectomy. In areas where these diseases are endemic, pericardial fluid culture and pericardial biopsy can differentiate between ...
Guo Daihong - - 2010
We aimed to evaluate the cardiac safety of macrolides either used alone or co-administered with other agents. Pubmed and Embase databases were searched for the cardiac safety of macrolides in the treatment of infected patients. Identified studies were evaluated by two independent reviewers. Case reports, case series, controlled trials and ...
Novitzky Dimitri - - 2010
We are presenting a rare case of cardiogenic shock caused by chylopericardium. After the initial pericardial drainage and failed conservative treatment, thoracic duct ligation was performed with good long-term outcome. Literature on the subject is reviewed.
Rossi Marco - - 2010
Domperidone is a prokinetic agent widely prescribed in adults and children with gastrointestinal disorders. Recently several Regulatory Agencies published safety information on the risk of long QT syndrome associated with the use of domperidone. We conducted a literature review using PubMed (1966 - Jan 2010) with the aim to locate ...
Kamada Pratima - - 2010
Targeted therapies used in the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) are known to have the potential for cardiotoxicity and should be used with caution in patients with cardiac comorbidities. A retrospective review identified two RCC cases treated with sorafenib in the context of preexisting cardiomyopathy. Sorafenib therapy resulted ...
Bebarta Vikhyat S - - 2011
Background Cyanide is a common toxin in structural fires and a salt that is ingested for suicide. However, most studies have focused on the effects of inhaled cyanide. The objective of this study was to describe the incidence of cyanide ingestions, symptoms, cardiac arrest and antidotal therapy used as reported ...
Hornby K - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: There is a lack of consensus on how long circulation must cease for death to be determined after cardiac arrest. The lack of scientific evidence concerning autoresuscitation influences the practice of organ donation after cardiac death. We conducted a systematic review to summarize the evidence on the timing of ...
Kallas Melissa - - 2010
Calcitriol-mediated hypercalcemia resulting from elevated extrarenal 25-hydroxyvitamin D-1alpha-hydroxylase (1alpha-hydroxylase) activity has not previously been described in giant cell polymyositis. We report an unusual case of hypercalcemia due to disseminated granulomatous disease in a 62-yr-old woman with profound proximal muscle weakness and weight loss. She was initially diagnosed with vitamin D ...
Hanley A - - 2010
Cardiac involvement is common in Friedreich's Ataxia and is a common cause of premature death. Evidence regarding treatment of congestive heart failure in patients with Friedreich's Ataxia is lacking. The case of a 31-year-old male with advanced Friedreich's Ataxia who presented with an acute diarrhoeal illness and features of acute ...
Kerr Deborah E - - 2010
Nefopam hydrochloride (Acupan) is a potent non-opioid analgesic widely used for the relief of moderate to severe postoperative pain. The drug is generally well tolerated, but it has a broad spectrum of side effects including tachycardia, sweating, nausea, seizures and hallucinations. When taken in overdose, nefopam has been reported to ...
Da Ines David - - 2010
Percutaneous stenting of the superior vena cava (SVC) is usually recommended as a palliative procedure for malignant SVC obstruction with low reported morbidity. Complications are uncommon and usually of minor consequence. We report two unusual cases of cardiac tamponade following SVC stenting in patients with malignant SVC syndrome. Echocardiography allows ...
Rydlewska Anna - - 2010
A case of a delayed perforation of the right ventricle by the pacemaker lead in a 67-year-old woman is presented. Perforation, mimicking stenocardial symptoms, was incidentally diagnosed on a computed tomography chest scan. Percutaneous lead extraction was successfully performed, with simultaneous implantation of a new pacemaker lead.
Gervais Mai-Kim - - 2010
The classical entity of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is well established in the literature, but mechanisms explaining it remain unelucidated. Recently, the uncommon inverted Takotsubo type (sparing apical ballooning) has been more frequently described. We report the case of a 26-year-old man admitted with gastrointestinal symptoms, whose clinical presentation for a stress-related ...
Sharma Abhishek - - 2010
In this study, we describe the development of acute pulmonary oedema and cardiac arrest after therapeutic ascitic paracentesis, in a gentleman with decompensated liver cirrhosis. There was no previous history of cardiorespiratory symptoms or disease. Postmortem examination revealed oedematous and congested lungs with bilateral pleural effusions; in addition, the right ...
Follis Fabrizio - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: The patient with a diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis who requires urgent cardiac surgery represents a formidable challenge. Among the alternatives to heparin, argatroban has gained widespread use in non-cardiac surgery patients. The object of this communication is to report our recent experience with this agent during cardiopulmonary ...
Douglas Robert J - - 2010
The sensation of palpitations may either be the initial or the only symptom of cardiac arrhythmia. We describe a case of an apparent clear temporal relationship between standard ibuprofen dosing and palpitations. A review of the medical literature revealed this to be, to the best of our knowledge, the first ...
Bhattacharya Indrani S - - 2010
Isolated ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy (IVNC) is a rare, morphologically distinct primary genetic cardiomyopathy, which is now gaining prominence as an important differential diagnosis in patients presenting with cardiac failure. We describe a case report of a Nigerian male with facial dysmorphism presenting with cardiac failure. This is followed by a ...
Kida Keisuke - - 2010
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy was first reported in Japan in 1990. Recently, an increasing number of case reports and reviews of takotsubo cardiomyopathy has been published worldwide, including atypical cases with inverted takotsubo cardiomyopathy or incidental coronary artery disease. To date, there has been no guideline for worldwide consensus on takotsubo cardiomyopathy ...
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