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Kibirige Davis - - 2012
Thyroid storm is an endocrinological emergency caused by an exacerbation of the hyperthyroid state and is characterized by multi organ dysfunction. Liver dysfunction or injury predominantly of a cholestatic type is one of the atypical manifestations of thyroid storm and has been previously described in literature. However, there have been ...
Howe Peter - - 2012
It is with great appreciation that we acknowledge the following reviewers who have served our research community by reviewing manuscripts for Nutrients in 2011. [...].
Pikora Terri J - - 2012
The objective of this review was to summarize the epidemiological literature for surfboard riding (surfing), kite surfing and personal watercraft (PWC) riding injuries and describe the incidence and nature of these injuries, common risk factors, and strategies for prevention. The databases searched for relevant publications included Medline, ScienceDirect, ProQuest International, ...
Piel Jennifer - - 2012
An important topic related to the insanity defense is what jurors should be told about the disposition of a defendant found not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI). In the federal court system, jurors are not instructed about the consequences of an NGRI verdict. State courts, however, are divided on ...
Symeonidis Dimitrios - - 2012
Diaphragmatic rupture after blunt abdominal injury is a rare trauma condition. Delayed diagnosis is not uncommon especially in the emergency room setting. Associated injuries often shift diagnosis and treatment priorities towards other more life-threatening conditions. We present a challenging case of a young male with combined abdominal and head trauma. ...
Cecchetto Giovanni - - 2012
Percutaneous tube thoracostomy (PTT) remains the most widely performed procedure to manage blunt or penetrating chest traumas. This life-saving manoeuvre can be frequently associated with complications. We present the case of a 76-year-old man, admitted to a peripheral hospital after a car accident and treated by PTT, who died shortly ...
Sharan Deepak - - 2012
This review targeted all research previously conducted on the topic of musculoskeletal disorders and injury among physiotherapists, with a particular focus on studies that had examined individual, physical and psychosocial risk factors and provided suggestions or recommendations to prevent such injuries. Scientific literature published in English languages was searched using ...
Tazi Mohammed Fadl - - 2012
Although the management of either isolated rectal or bladder injury is no more controversial, their combined effect and their optimal management has been seldom reported in the English literature. From a case report of a 45-year-old male who was found to have a combined bladder and rectal injury secondary to ...
Byrnes Matthew - - 2012
Although there has been a marked improvement in the safety profiles of cars and in car crash outcomes, there has been a marked worsening in outcomes of motorcycle collisions. Motorcycles account for only 2% of vehicle registrations in the United States, but motorcycle collisions account for 10% of traffic deaths. ...
Schwenk Michael - - 2012
The standardisation of the assessment methodology and case definition represents a major precondition for the comparison of study results and the conduction of meta-analyses. International guidelines provide recommendations for the standardisation of falls methodology; however, injurious falls have not been targeted. The aim of the present article was to review ...
Cancelliere Carol - - 2012
Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) is a major public-health concern and represents 70-90% of all treated traumatic brain injuries. The last best-evidence synthesis, conducted by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Neurotrauma, Prevention, Management and Rehabilitation in 2002, found few quality studies on prognosis. The objective of this review is to ...
Monasta Lorenzo - - 2012
Otitis media (OM) is a leading cause of health care visits and drugs prescription. Its complications and sequelae are important causes of preventable hearing loss, particularly in developing countries. Within the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study, for the year 2005 we estimated the incidence of acute ...
Concannon Elizabeth - - 2012
Serious injury secondary to all terrain vehicle usage has been widely reported since the 1970s. All-terrain vehicles (ATV) or 'quad bikes' are four wheeled vehicles used for agricultural work, recreation and adventure sport. Data collected in the U.S. indicates that ATV related injury and fatality is increasing annually. This case ...
Figgis Patricia P Rockyview General Hospital, Alberta Health Services, 7007-14th Street SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 1P9, Canada. - - 2012
Lightning is the second most common storm-related cause of death. The mortality following lightning strike is 10% to 30% and a large proportion of these people suffer cardiopulmonary arrest at the time of the strike. Much less commonly, solid organ injuries occur from either primary or secondary blunt force trauma. ...
Fang Jun J Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Yidu Central Hospital, Weifang Medical University, Shandong Province, 262500, PR China. - - 2012
Replantation of a limb to the contralateral stump after bilateral traumatic amputations is rare. To the best of our knowledge, there are only a few reports of crossover lower limb replantation in the literature. We treated a 37-year-old Chinese woman with bilateral lower limb crush injuries sustained in a traffic ...
Luo Wei W Department of Neurosurgery, Zhongda Hospital, Southeast University, Nanjing, PR - - 2012
To the best of the authors' knowledge, there are few case reports of penetrating brain injuries (PBI) caused by nail guns and these have usually involved incomplete penetration of the skull. Complete penetration of a nail into the intracranial cavity is extremely rare. Here, two such cases are presented. In ...
Abu-Sittah G S - - 2011
This paper is a comprehensive review of hand burn injuries. The different classifications of thermal burns, out- and inpatient care, indications for escharotomies as well as surgical management, skin substitutes, and paediatric hand burns are thoroughly reviewed.
Georgoulis George - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Sigmoid sinus thrombosis occurring after closed head injury in childhood is rare. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report such a case with the clinical presentation, radiological findings and current literature. CONCLUSION: Skull should be undertaken as a significant risk factor for the cerebrovascular venous thrombosis in order to evaluate unexpected clinical ...
Hardcastle Timothy C - - 2011
This brief literature review examines the causes of missed injury, the typical clinical pictures that are associated with missed injury and techniques and procedures to help avoid missing injury in the light of the recent literature, while highlighting the cost implications for clinicians.
Miswan Mohd Fairudz Mohd - - 2011
We reviewed cases with Lisfranc injuries who presented to our center in order to study the adequacy of the treatment method and their final functional outcome. This is a retrospective review of 34 cases diagnosed with Lisfranc injuries treated at our center from 2000 to 2006. This review is aimed ...
Ataya Dana - - 2011
Epipericardial fat necrosis is an unusual clinical condition of unknown etiology first reported in the literature in 1957. It presents as an acute onset of chest pain and a well-defined juxtacardiac mass. Computed tomographic findings of this condition demonstrate a fat-attenuation mass that resolves over time. We present a case ...
Jain Shalu - - 2011
We report a case of a 58-year-old female patient who presented with multiple, asymptomatic, slowly-growing, raised pigmented lesions all over her body for the past 10 years with ulceration in one of the lesions on the trunk for the past five months. Histopathology of the lesion revealed features consistent with ...
Souza Fernanda Homem de Mello de - - 2011
Simultaneous occurrence of granuloma annulare and necrobiosis lipoidica is quite rare. There are seven reported cases in the literature, but only one presenting ulcerated necrobiosis lipoidica. We report a 39-year-old male with histopathologically confirmed granuloma annulare and ulcerated necrobiosis lipoidica, without diabetes mellitus.
Meskin Seth W - - 2011
Purpose: To report a case of bilateral Mooren's-type corneal ulcers associated with severe hidradenitis suppurativa. Design: Case report and literature review. Methods: Detailed clinical course including presentation, medical, and surgical treatment. Results: A 47-year-old African American male with severe hidradenitis suppurativa presented with bilateral Mooren's-type corneal ulcers. His systemic workup ...
Nayil Khursheed - - 2011
Sellar and suprasellar tuberculomas are rare. Patients with these lesions usually experience headache, vomiting, and hypofunction of pituitary gland; imaging reveals an enhancing sellar-suprasellar mass. We report 2 rare cases of sellar-suprasellar tuberculomas in children aged 8 and 6 years. One child presented with features of headache and vomiting, and ...
El-Shabrawi Mortada H F - - 2011
Basidiobolus ranarum is a known cause of chronic subcutaneous zygomycosis. During the past decade, many cases have been reported with extracutaneous basidiobolomycosis. We aimed to review the medical literature on gastrointestinal basidiobolomycosis (GIB) as an emerging fungal infection causing a serious, and occasionally fatal, paediatric disease. We reviewed all reported ...
Padilla-Rodriguez Alvaro Lezid - - 2011
Hibernomas are rare benign tumors composed of cells reminiscent of brown adipose tissue. In the mammary gland, hibernomas are extraordinary rare, with only 4 cases reported previously. We report the fifth case in a 37-year-old woman who presented with a slowly growing mobile mass in her right breast. A 2.2 ...
Schoeman S - - 2011
We report a case of a chronic non-healing penile ulcer due to repeated topical application of crushed paracetamol tablets. To our knowledge, there are no such reports in the literature.
Al-Ayed Mohammed S - - 2011
We report the case of a child who presented with a subcutaneous mass on the left side of the chest wall of one month's duration. The mass was painful and increasing in size over time. He had a history of weight loss and a decrease in appetite, but no history ...
Ha Kee-Yong - - 2011
Sparganosis is a rare parasitic infection caused by the plerocercoid tapeworm larva of the genus Spirometra. We report the case of a 67-year-old man with a mass over the anteromedial surface of the proximal extremity of the tibia. We surgically excised a bursa containing Spirometra larvae. Sparganosis is a rare ...
Su Shao-Bo - - 2011
Primary granulomatous hypophysitis (PGH) is a rarely occurred inflammatory disease of unknown etiology. We retrospective review a case of PGH treated by microsurgical transsphenoidal approach and review the appropriately documented cases of PGH collected from the literatures. The patient was a 56-year-old female who presented with 4 months history of ...
Purohit G N - - 2011
Cutaneous Horn of the pinna is a relatively uncommon entity. Most of the cases reported in literature have been caused due to prolonged exposure to sunlight but in this case the cutaneous horn has been caused due to injury to the pinna with wheat sheaf.
Li Y P - - 2012
Schwannomas are rare and seldom extend into the anterior cranial fossa. Herein, we report a case of schwannoma arising from the olfactory groove in a 16-year-old girl who presented with generalized seizures without olfactory dysfunction or other neurologic deficits. Computerized tomography (CT) scan showed a large mass with abundant calcification ...
Fourie J - - 2011
Chronic ulcerative stomatitis (CUS) is a mucocutaneous disorder which is characterised by persistent oral mucosal ulceration. The clinical appearance is often reminiscent of oral lichen planus (OLP) leading to erroneous diagnoses. The immune mediated inhibition of the CUS protein (CUSP) is implicated in the pathogenesis of CUS. CUSP acts as ...
Sutherland Tom - - 2011
Introduction: Computed tomographic colonography (CTC) is a non-invasive method of examining the colon and is used for colorectal polyp and mass diagnosis. As the entire abdomen is examined, incidental extracolonic pathologies can be diagnosed. The types of extracolonic findings (ECFs) and their frequency have not been explored in an Australian ...
Marques Kevin - - 2011
Hypervascular placental polypoid mass is a possible source of acute hemorrhage after pregnancy. We present a case report and literature review of a rare case after spontaneous miscarriage. We describe the diagnosis, imaging, and management of placental polyps, which includes the use of iliac artery occlusion catheters with concomitant hysteroscopic ...
Gupta K - - 2011
The lipomatous differentiation occurring within neurocytoma has more frequently been reported in neurocytoma of cerebellar origin as case reports and short series. This case report describes the clinical, radiological, histopathological and ultrastructural findings of supratentorial central neurocytoma with lipomatous differentiation in a 45-year-old female. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed an ...
Lin Wen-Ya - - 2011
Gastrointestinal mucormycosis with clinical presentation as an abdominal mass has been rarely reported in the current literature. In this observation, We report an unusual case of a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and neutropenic fever. During hospitalization, increasing abdominal pain and distension occurred, and initially treatments with broad-spectrum antibiotics were ...
Oliveira Brito Luiz Gustavo - - 2011
Benign leiomyomas are common soft tumors, arising especially in the female genital tract; unlike uterine leiomyomas, they rarely occur in perineal regions. They can develop wherever smooth muscle is present. Herein is reported the case of a large perineal leiomyoma in a 36-year-old woman who noted a palpable mass close ...
Hosseinnezhad Alireza - - 2011
Objective: To report a previously asymptomatic woman, who developed glucagon-induced pheochromocytoma crisis during preparation for elective colonoscopy.Methods: The clinical features, laboratory and imaging findings as well as outcome are presented and the related literature is reviewed.Results: A 76-year-old woman received glucagon prior to routine colonoscopy to inhibit intestinal motility. She ...
Ross James C - - 2011
Acute baclofen toxicity and withdrawal can present with a constellation of symptoms making differentiation between these two entities and other potential diagnoses challenging. Baclofen withdrawal is associated with numerous complications which may require neurocritical care expertise such as respiratory failure, refractory seizures, delirium, and blood pressure lability. Case report and ...
Kanaroglou Niki - - 2011
Posterior urethral valves (PUV) are now commonly suspected on antenatal ultrasound, but can present with a broad spectrum of severity postnatally. Rarely, the diagnosis is missed until adolescence or adulthood when the patient usually presents with lower urinary tract symptoms. We describe an even rarer case of PUV in an ...
Smith Geoffrey - - 2011
Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection endemic to the Southwestern United States that has a clinical presentation resembling community-acquired pneumonia. Disease occurs after inhalation of airborne arthroconidia. Dissemination to a variety of organ systems via hematogenous spread from a primary pulmonary focus may then occur. Coccidioidomycosis rarely involves the abdominal cavity. ...
Guo Ying-Kun - - 2011
To the best of our knowledge, fibrous hamartoma of infancy (FHI) mimicking teratoma presenting in the parapharyngeal space has not been reported to date. We present one case of this tumour and describe its characteristic findings on multidetector-row CT (MDCT). This case is of interest in that the parapharyngeal space ...
Magill J C - - 2011
Objective:We report the first case in the English language literature of an adamantinomatous infrasellar craniopharyngioma, and we describe our management strategy.Case report:A 46-year-old woman presented with a six-month history of left-sided nasal obstruction and epistaxis. Rhinological examination revealed a left-sided, polypoidal lesion lying medial to the middle turbinate. An urgent ...
Arshad Faisal A - - 2011
Acute onset stridor in a neonate following general anaesthesia is commonly attributed to laryngeal oedema secondary to anaesthetic airway trauma. The authors present a case of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury resulting in vocal cord paralysis causing stridor following central venous catheterisation under general anaesthesia in a neonate. This was managed ...
Lao Victoria Valinluck - - 2011
Heterotopic ossification (HO) is the ectopic development of normal bone within soft tissue that can occur after traumatic injury. It is uncommon and may be missed or misdiagnosed, which can lead to complications. We report the case of an 84-year-old male with a previous history of a laparotomy who underwent ...
MarszaƂek Andrzej - - 2011
We introduce a case of 53-year-old female with rapidly developing tongue ulceration clinically mimicking squamous cell carcinoma of the oral mucosa. After a microscopic examination traumatic ulcerative granuloma with stromal eosinophilia (TUGSE) was diagnosed. In a short literature review, we characterize this entity, analyse its aetiology and nature. Differential diagnosis ...
Paraskevas George K - - 2011
Sesamoid ossicles are ovoid or round nodular small bones found usually within a joint or tendon of the upper and lower limb and rarely at other regions. They are usually asymptomatic, resulting in an increased propensity to injuries. We report on two cases where sesamoid ossicles were detected within the ...
Hashmi Taqi - - 2011
This is a case report of a 44-year-old obese female who developed subclinical hepatic injury 4 weeks after starting metformin for type 2 diabetes. She had a rise in her alanine aminotransferase which peaked at 5 months (738 U/l) and rapidly declined within days of discontinuing her metformin. No other ...
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