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Bernini Luigi - - 2013
Intravesical instillation of BCG (ivBCG) is an effective and safe immunotherapy of bladder carcinoma but it may have, as side effect, a reactive arthritis (ReA). The authors describe 5 cases observed during their own clinical experience along with the updated review of the literature on this topic. Seventy-three papers were ...
Aly Abdel-Rahman - - 2013
Neuropathic arthropathy (NA), also known as Charcot joint, refers to a chronic progressive degenerative arthritis that is associated with an underlying central or peripheral neurologic disorder. The elbow is rarely reported to be involved in NA, but when affected, it is commonly a result of a cervical syrinx or tabes ...
Benedek Thomas G - - 2013
Psoriasis was probably described no later than the first century AD, and the term was coined in the second century. However, a clear association between descriptions recognizable as psoriasis and articular symptoms began in the 19th century. This review was from the English-language, German, and French literature. The development of ...
Troeltzsch Matthias - - 2013
The differential diagnosis of ulcerative oral lesions is diverse. This report discusses the rare causes of oral mucosal ulceration and suggests approaches for diagnosis and treatment. Two cases of methotrexate-induced stomatitis in patients receiving low dose methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis are presented with a review of the current literature. In ...
Jeong Yu Mi - - 2013
Rice body formation in a joint or bursa is a rare condition, and is usually associated with rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculous arthritis. Here we describe a case of multiple rice body formation in a shoulder joint and in adjacent bursae, which was confirmed to be due to septic arthritis by ...
Mokuda S - - 2013
We report a 71-year-old female who presented with rheumatoid arthritis complicated by proteinuria. She had been receiving D-penicillamine (D-Pc) for two years prior to presentation. A urinalysis showed proteinuria and hematuria which disappeared within 3 months after D-Pc was stopped. The renal histological findings showed focal proliferative glomerulonephritis with crescent ...
Zwartelé Rob - - 2013
Background: Cemented total hip arthroplasty (THA) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is allegedly associated with increased rates of infection, dislocation and aseptic loosening of cup and stem. Method: Systematic review of the literature on clinical and radiological results of cemented THA in RA. Results: Twenty-one case series and eight reports on ...
Kundu Bijit Kumar - - 2013
SAPHO, an acronym for synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis and osteitis, is a heterogeneous entity with myriad presentations and features overlapping with other entities. It is a differential in patients presenting with skin and bone symptoms, either singly or in combination. Often misdiagnosed radiologically as a malignancy or infection, the diagnosis ...
Rifkin Lana M - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Tumor necrosis factors (TNF) are a group of cytokines that play a role in systemic inflammation, stimulating the acute phase reaction. They are involved in systemic rheumatologic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis, as well as ocular inflammatory conditions in the uveitis spectrum. Several drugs were ...
Hemmati Iman - - 2013
This study aims for the presentation of the first reported case of adalimumab-associated antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and review of the literature on adalimumab-induced vasculitis and APS. A case of APS associated with adalimumab use in a 67-year-old woman is reported. The English medical literature was reviewed for antitumor necrosis factor ...
Iwata Takahiro - - 2013
We report a 61-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis (RA: Steinblocker stage III, class 3) who developed severe swelling and neuropathy of the right lower limb caused by an iliopectineal bursa associated with destruction of the hip joint. Physical examination revealed an inguinal mass and groin pain. X-ray examination indicated destruction ...
Cigna E - - 2013
Spontaneous rupture of the extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon has been reported after trauma, rheumatoid arthritis and sports. Rupture may also occur as a consequence of the use of anabolic steroids for recreational purposes, or systemic steroids for the treatment of a variety of medical conditions. We present a case ...
Schotanus Maaike - - 2013
ABSTRACT: A 55-year-old man presented with a painless destruction of multiple joints and neurologic deficits. He was admitted with a painless pyogenic arthritis of the right ankle. Four years earlier, he had experienced instability of the right knee after an inexplicable, progressive but painless destruction of the joint. Radiographs showed ...
Shah Chirag M - - 2013
Scapholunate advanced collapse (SLAC) and scaphoid nonunion advanced collapse (SNAC) are the two most common patterns of posttraumatic wrist arthritis. This review discusses the etiology and clinical evaluation, as well as up-to-date treatment options, for both of these conditions. Classic as well as newer innovative techniques are discussed with clinical ...
Joyce Emer - - 2013
Cardiotoxicity is a rare but serious complication of hydroxychloroquine, a 4-aminoquinoline increasingly used in the treatment of rheumatological disorders. We describe typical clinical, echocardiographic, and histological features of this rare condition according to the currently available literature, illustrated with a recent new biopsy-proven case of hydroxychloroquine cardiotoxicity in a 52-year-old ...
Nisar Muhammad K - - 2013
Over the last decade vitamin D (Vit D) has been the focus of considerable interest as a potential immunomodulator in a variety of conditions including autoimmune disease. Its influence in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) however is unclear. We therefore wished to clarify a possible link with the currently available evidence. ...
Beena J P - - 2013
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), previously known as juvenile chronic arthritis or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, is a chronic disease of childhood with a spectrum of joint involvement and associated systemic involvement. The cause of JIA is poorly understood, and no drugs can cure the disease currently. Pediatric dentists should be familiar ...
Al-Najjim Munnan - - 2013
Giant or solitary osteochondroma is part of a rare disorder known as synovial osteochondromatosis. It forms part of a spectrum of disease characterized by metaplastic changes within the joint synovium that are eventually extruded as loose bodies. It has been suggested that solitary synovial osteochondroma forms as progression of synovial ...
Cemil Bc - - 2013
Anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) immunotherapy is currently used in the treatment of various inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and Crohn's disease. Infliximab is a chimeric monoclonal antibody that binds to transmembrane-bound and soluble TNF-α. Previously, a discoid lupus erythematosus-like eruption linked to its use ...
Verim Levent - - 2013
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common systemic vasculitis in children. Typical presentations of HSP are palpable purpura of the small vessels in the hips and lower limbs, abdominal pain, arthritis, and hematuria. Scrotal involvement manifested by the presence of scrotal pain and swelling during the course of the disease ...
Ziaee Vahid - - 2013
Objective. Overlap of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus (JSLE) is a rare clinical condition in children. This condition has been described as RHUPUS syndrome. Prevalence of this syndrome and 3 cases are reported in this paper. Cases Presentation. During 10 years, 3 patients with SLE had ...
Hayashi Masatoshi - - 2013
We present a rare fatal case of relapsing pneumonia caused by Legionella pneumophila in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis after only two injections of adalimumab. A 78-year-old Japanese woman with a 14-year history of rheumatoid arthritis was prescribed adalimumab because her disease activity remained high. However, 8 days after her ...
Yilmaz Sedat - - 2013
Adult onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a systemic inflammatory disease with unknown etiology and characterized by evanescent salmon pink rash, sore throat, liver dysfunction, lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, arthritis, and leukocytosis. It is a diagnosis of exclusion; however, there are case reports in the literature about patients with malignancies and AOSD-like signs ...
McInnes Colin W - - 2013
Synovial osteochondromatosis of the distal radioulnar joint is a rare entity with only 14 cases reported in the literature. Malignant transformation of synovial osteochondromatosis is the most worrisome complication of the disease. It has been described in joints such as the hip and knee but never for the distal radioulnar ...
Sahin Ali A Division of Rheumatology, Sanliurfa Education and Research Hospital, 63100 Sanliurfa, - - 2013
The coexistence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) has been rarely seen in case reports in the literature. Herein, we wanted to present a patient who had been followed up and treated as RA, but on investigation we concluded that he really had FMF and its joint ...
Mesquida Marina M - - 2012
Abstract Over the past decade, the off-label use of biologic agents such as TNF-α antagonists, including infliximab and adalimumab, has improved the treatment armamentarium for refractory immune-mediated uveitis, with particular success in Behçet disease-associated uveitis. Golimumab is a novel fully human anti-TNF-α monoclonal antibody that has been approved for the ...
Del Pozo Jose L - - 2012
Listeriosis can be a cause of arthritis. Here, we present a case of Listeria monocytogenes septic arthritis of the right hip in a 66-year-old male treated with mycophenolate mofetil for polyarteritis nodosa. So far, septic arthritis due to this microorganism has not been reported in patients treated with mycophenolate mofetil. ...
Matsumoto Takumi - - 2012
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists have brought about a significant advancement in treatment for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and Crohn's disease; however, they are accompanied with a risk of severe adverse effects. We report the case of a 68-year-old female with a 33-year history of RA that ...
Guidelli G M - - 2012
Rituximab is a human/murine monoclonal antibody targeting the CD20 antigen on B-lymphocytes surface. Although it has been licensed for treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, nowadays it is also a novel therapy for autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Despite the increasing evidence regarding the safety and efficacy ...
Ahmad I - - 2012
Spinal gout is not as rare as was previously thought and mimics heterogeneous spinal conditions such as rheumatoid, septic, seronegative arthropathies and primary or secondary neoplasms. Imaging findings are nonspecific and usually manifest late. In clinical settings, suspicious for spinal gout, needle biopsy may help for further characterization. A 57-year-old ...
Ellis Chandra V - - 2012
The goal of this article is to review the current literature on the use of acellular dermal matrix in forearm, wrist, and hand reconstruction. A comprehensive literature search was performed using the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, MEDLINE, PubMed, and Web of Knowledge. Articles were categorized as acellular dermal matrix ...
Fujio Yumi - - 2012
We report a 78-year-old woman with rheumatoid neutrophilic dermatosis (RND) presenting with tense blisters; an extremely rare manifestation of this condition. Systemic corticosteroid was of limited efficacy, while dapsone was effective. A literature review of four similar cases showed that tense blisters in this type of RND tended to appear ...
Ashraf Muhammad Omer - - 2012
A case report of bilateral acute septic arthritis of knees is presented, which was managed with staged total knee replacements for both knees. A literature review on septic arthritis treated with knee arthroplasty is also presented.
Forse Catherine L - - 2012
Rice body formation is an uncommon inflammatory disorder associated with systemic disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and tuberculosis infection. The pathophysiology of rice bodies is poorly understood. We describe a case of rice body formation in a 51-year-old male who presented with pain and swelling of the left wrist. The ...
Smith Maxwell L - - 2012
Second pathologist peer review is used in many surgical laboratory quality-assurance programs to detect error. Directed peer review is 1 method of second review and involves the selection of specific case types, such as cases from a particular site of anatomic origin. The benefits of using the directed peer review ...
Baszis Kevin W - - 2012
ABSTRACT: A previously healthy 5-year-old boy presented with prolonged fever, evanescent rash, and arthralgias. Diagnostic tests were significant for marked systemic inflammation. He rapidly developed pleural and pericardial effusions with cardiac tamponade, requiring placement of a pericardial drain. He briefly responded to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and pulse methylprednisolone, but tamponade ...
Smith Nicholas C NC Memorial University of Newfoundland. - - 2012
The purpose of this study was to review the literature to provide a comprehensive description of the Level of Evidence (LOE) available to support the operative technique of distraction ankle arthroplasty for the current generally accepted indications and make a grade of recommendation for each. A comprehensive review of the ...
Hussain Sarwat - - 2012
The aim of this report is to describe the authors' experience with expanding the routine peer-review process to include misdiagnoses from all sources and the use of focused peer review (FPR) in faculty accountability and management. A department-wide routine peer review was conducted. Each radiologist was assigned 12 cases per ...
Iacovou Emily E ENT Department, General Hospital of Larnaca, Larnaca, - - 2014
Connective tissue disorders (CTDs) involve multiple organ systems and may have a significant impact on the overall health and quality of life of the affected individuals. The present paper aims to review the current knowledge on the laryngeal manifestations of CDTs, and describe the available diagnostic and treatment options. Systematic ...
Pérez-Albacete M - - 2012
CONTEXT: In tribute to the memory of Joaquín Albarrán in the centenary of his death, we review his biography, comment his work and highlight his urological activity as one of the most important persons of international Urology. The literature on his person and texts has been reviewed. EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: Born ...
Srinivasan Sushant S Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, - - 2012
Pyogenic sacroiliitis accounts for 1-2% of all cases of septic arthritis with less than 200 cases reported in the English literature since the beginning of the twentieth century. Cultures of joint fluid usually grow Staphylococcus aureus. Prognosis is excellent; however, diagnosis may be difficult due to rarity of disease and ...
Zhang Jun-Yun - - 2012
Multiletter identification studies often find correctly identified letters being reported in wrong positions. However, how position uncertainty impacts crowding in peripheral vision is not fully understood. The observation of a flanker being reported as the central target cannot be taken as unequivocal evidence for position misperception because the observers could ...
Kuno Haruna - - 2012
A 72-year-old man developed arthritis of the bilateral shoulders and fingers. X-ray examination of the fingers showed periarticular osteoporosis, joint space narrowing, and cystic changes at the bone ends. Because contrast-enhanced MRI revealed synovial membrane proliferation and osteolysis, a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was made. Treatment for RA with ...
Khanchandani Prakash - - 2012
Elbow arthroscopy, though described first in 1930s, gained popularity only in the last 3 decades. There has been a steady expansion in the clinical applications of elbow arthroscopy owing to the significant improvements in instrumentation and arthroscopic skills. The procedure which was mainly used for diagnostic purpose, loose body removals, ...
Tominaga Akiko - - 2012
Synovial chondromatosis of the small joints of the hand is rare. Here, we present a case of synovial chondromatosis in the metacarpophalangeal joint that did not show calcification on radiographs. Synovectomy and resection of cartilagenous loose bodies was successful and there was no recurrence after eight months.
Yombi Jean cyr - - 2012
Despite advances in antimicrobial and surgical therapy, septic arthritis remains a rheumatologic emergency that can lead to rapid joint destruction and irreversible loss of function. In adults, Staphylococcus aureus is the most common microorganism isolated from native joints. Streptococcus gordonii is a prominent member of the viridans group of oral ...
Berrondo Claudia - - 2011
Synechiae are intracavitary adhesions; though rarely reported they may occur within the urinary tract. Although well recognized within the gynecologic literature, these are rarely reported as a cause of urologic pathology. We describe the endoscopic appearance of two such lesions, describing their pathologic role and the endoscopic management in two ...
Yamasaki Yasuto - - 2011
Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is a life-threatening bacterial infection and should be treated rapidly and carefully. We report a case of EPN with complete duplication of the left urinary tract. A 68-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital complaining of high-grade fever and left flank pain. An abdominal computed tomography scan ...
Wu Song - - 2011
Four young ketamine abusers with lower urinary tract symptoms presented to regional hospitals in Shenzhen, China. Investigations demonstrated contracted bladders and other urinary tract abnormalities. There have been few reports of similar findings in ketamine abusers in the Chinese mainland. We followed up each patient for 1.5 years and their ...
Slavkovic Andjelka - - 2011
Ureteral diverticulum is a rare anomaly, and very few reported cases concerning it can be found in literature. We report a 3.5-year-old boy who presented with urinary tract infection, rare voiding, and straining during voiding. Ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging showed a cystic pelvic mass. At surgical intervention, however, a ...
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