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Ihama Yoko Y Department of Legal Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
A 40s-year-old woman with previous history of injury due to contact with crown-of-thorns starfish, Acanthaster planci, was stung on the right middle finger. After immediately losing consciousness, she died 13h after injury despite intensive medical treatment. Examination of the respiratory system revealed narrowing due to severe edema of the laryngopharynx, ...
Kaar Courtney R J CR Saint Louis University Medical School, St. Louis, MO (Ms - - 2014
"Noodling" is an ancient form of hand fishing recently gaining in popularity as a hobby and sport. We present one of the first case reports of a noodling injury in an adolescent male seeking to land a large catfish, and also review the literature on catfish-related injuries.
Côté-Daigneault J J Hepatology Service, Department of Medicine, Saint-Luc Hospital, CHUM, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, - - 2014
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) hepatitis is an uncommon cause of liver failure, but may have a dramatic outcome. We herein present a case report of a liver graft infection by HSV-1 associated with liver failure and encephalitis. A complete hospital chart review of the case and a literature search were ...
Quigley Alan J AJ In-Patient Radiology Department, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, NHS Grampian, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZN, UK, - - 2014
Radiology plays a key part in the investigation of non-accidental injury. Many normal variants and artefacts can simulate an abnormality associated with non-accidental injury. It is essential that radiologists reporting skeletal surveys in cases of suspected child abuse are aware of these. We present a pictorial essay to aid the ...
Coehlo Fernanda Hack - - 2014
Malignant melanoma (MM) with multiple metastases (including the oral mucosa) is an extremely rare condition that is difficult to manage due to its complexity. This article presents the case of a 27-year-old man who first developed MM on the scalp, which subsequently metastasized to the mandible, parotid gland, infratemporal fossa, ...
Gomes Manuel Mendes MM Serviço de Medicina Interna, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, - - 2014
Q fever is a zoonosis caused by Coxiella burnetii. It often manifests as a flu-like syndrome; other common manifestations are pneumonia, hepatitis and endocarditis. Its course may be acute or chronic. The authors present two clinical cases of Q fever with rare manifestations. Case 1: A 55-year-old man admitted due ...
Patsatsi Aikaterini A 2nd Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Aristotle University School of Medicine, Thessaloniki, - - 2014
Ichthyoses are a heterogeneous group of cutaneous keratinization disorders that can be congenital or acquired. Apart from neoplastic disorders, the acquired form of ichthyosis (AI) has been associated with a variety of diseases including infections, autoimmune/inflammatory and endocrine/metabolic diseases as well as nutritional conditions, medications and others. However, malignancy accounts ...
Thompson Meghan C MC Center for Injury Research and Policy, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America; The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio, United States of - - 2014
To evaluate the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System's (NEISS) comparability with a data source that uses ICD-9-CM coding. A sample of NEISS cases from a children's hospital in 2008 was selected, and cases were linked with their original medical record. Medical records were reviewed and an ICD-9-CM code was assigned ...
Boynton James R - - 2014
Traumatic dental injuries are common among children in the mixed dentition. A case is described outlining treatment of avulsion of immature maxillary and mandibular incisors in an 8-year-old child. Resources to aid the dentist to easily locate the most recent evidence-based treatment recommendations are described.
Limani Perparim P Division of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, - - 2014
Patients diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) with hepatic metastases generally have a worse prognosis as compared with patients with nonmetastasized NETs. Due to tumor location and distant metastases, a surgical approach is often not possible and nonsurgical therapeutic strategies may apply. The aim of these systematic reviews is to evaluate ...
Tompkins Andrew J - - 2014
Bowel-related injuries are known complications of suprapubic tube (SPT) catheterization placement. A literature review was conducted to determine identifiable risk factors for bowel injury. Results on the analysis of 25 cases are presented along with a proposed algorithm to aid in choosing between open, percutaneous, and image-guided methods of placement.
Hafez Mahmoud A MA The Orthopaedic Department, October 6 University, Giza 11787, - - 2014
Gluteal compartment syndrome is a serious but rare condition that has recently been increasingly reported in literature. This report presents two cases that followed neurological and vascular injuries (first case: an injury of the superior gluteal artery; second case: neurological injury bilaterally). A high index of suspicion and attention is ...
Dayal Madhukar M Department of Radiodiagnosis (Madhukar Dayal, Raju Sharma, Kumble Seetharama - - 2014
Rupture into the portal vein is a rare complication of a pancreatic pseudocyst. Only 15 cases of such an incidence have been described in the literature. Only one of these was diagnosed with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the rest being diagnosed using other invasive diagnostic modalities or at surgery. We ...
Kayalar Murat M Hand Microsurgery Orthopedics and Traumatology (EMOT) Hospital, İzmir, Turkey. - - 2014
Traumatic hemipelvectomy is a severe, life-threatening injury, mainly occurring due to machinery injury or traffic accident. Few cases have been published in the literature. Treatment requires a rapid, multidisciplinary team approach which will result in the saving of the patient's life. We present the outcome of a male patient with ...
Bunawan Nur C NC Alam Sehat Lestari Clinic, West Kalimantan, Borneo, - - 2014
Djenkolism is an uncommon but important cause of acute kidney injury. It sporadically occurs after an ingestion of the djenkol bean (Archidendron pauciflorum), which is native to Southeast Asia. The clinical features defining djenkolism include: spasmodic suprapubic and/or flank pain; urinary obstruction; and acute kidney injury. The precise pathogenesis of ...
Singh Rohit R Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury, - - 2014
Achilles tendon ruptures tend to occur more commonly in healthy men between the ages of 30 and 50 years who have had no previous injury or problem reported in the affected leg. The injury is usually due to sudden forced plantar flexion of the foot, unexpected dorsiflexion of the foot and ...
Yu Megan M Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, - - 2014
A 69-year-old Caucasian man presented with fever, chills/rigors and night sweats since 6 days. Blood cultures (4/4) initially reported Gram negative lactose-fermenting rods. Physical examination was fairly benign which included a normal abdominal examination. Laboratory tests were significant for an elevated white cell count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C reactive protein ...
Cuellar Trajan A TA Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, - - 2014
Contact sports have long been a part of human existence. The two earliest recorded organized contact games, both of which still exist, include Royal Shrovetide Football played since the 12(th) century in England and Caid played since 1308 AD in Ireland. Rugby is the premier contact sport played throughout the world ...
Marques Evelyne Gsc EG Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery and Anatomy, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo - - 2014
Victims of electrical burns account for approximately 5% of admissions to major burn centers. The first case of visceral injury caused by electrical burns was described in 1927 by Simonin, who reported perforation of the small intestine. Other rare cases were reported over the following years. The colon and small ...
Guo Xieli X Department of Neurosurgery, Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, People's Republic of China ; Department of Neurosurgery, Jinjiang Hospital of Quanzhou Medical College, Jinjiang, Fujian, People's Republic of - - 2014
Skull metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is reported rarely. In addition, solitary skull metastasis as the first symptom of HCC is reported even less. Here, we reported a case of solitary skull metastasis as the first symptom of HCC and reviewed the literature on skull metastasis. A 49-year-old male patient ...
Karimkhani Chante C Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 630 W. 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, - - 2014
This anecdotal, non-systematic review serves to explore the principles and methods of effective oil decontamination from cutaneous wounds, particularly crush injuries. The current expansion of the petroleum industry is necessary to meet increasing world demands for oil. Most stages of oil refining and applications involve significant injury risks, particularly for ...
Teodoreanu Răzvan Nicolae RN Clinic of Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery, Bucharest Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, Romania; - - 2014
Injuries by high voltage electrocution represent rare and very complex accidents. In order to provide support to surgical therapy, to limit the extension of injuries or to support the natural process of tissue repair, we oriented towards the use of two growth factors, insulin and platelet-enriched plasma (PRP) administered locally, ...
Rihana Nancy A NA Department of Infectious Diseases, University of South Florida, 1 Tampa General Circle G323, Tampa, FL 33606, - - 2014
Background. Histoplasma capsulatum is the most common endemic mycosis in the United States and is a frequent cause of opportunistic infection in immunodeficient hosts. Histoplasmosis is most often self-limiting and goes unrecognized in the immunocompetent population but can progress to disseminated histoplasmosis in patients with an impaired immune system. Liver ...
Akyol Murat M Department of Medical Oncology, Izmir Kâtip Çelebi University, Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Medical Oncology Clinic, 35360 Izmir, - - 2014
Chordomas are rare neoplasms arising from notochordal remnants and may develop anywhere in the body while the most common anatomic site is the sacrococcygeal area. The most effective treatment of chordoma is surgery. Chordomas rarely metastasize to lung, bone, soft tissue, liver, lymph nodes, and skin. However, there is currently ...
Schulman Joshua M JM Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, CA, - - 2013
Graft-vs-host disease (GVHD) is a rare and often fatal complication of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). The skin is frequently involved early in disease progression, but clinical and histopathological features may be nonspecific, presenting a diagnostic challenge. While the detection of peripheral blood chimerism has been proposed as a diagnostic criterion ...
Villaverde Doménech M E ME Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, La Fe Hospital, Bulevar Sur s/n, Valencia, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2013
With this case report we want to emphasize the importance of performing a thorough physical examination of the burn and detailed review of the patient's history. This is a challenging case because it deals with an uncommon disease nowadays, pellagra, which presents lesions with an appearance very similar to burns; ...
Douros Antonios A Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, - - 2013
The hepatotoxic potential of the analgesic flupirtine has attracted increased attention over the past years. Recently, risk minimisation measures such as maximum treatment duration of 2 weeks have been requested by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). This study was conducted to further elucidate the clinical pattern of flupirtine-induced liver injury (FILI). ...
Zhang Chao C Department of Urology, Daping Hospital, Institute of Surgery Research, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, 400042, China, - - 2013
Intra-peritoneal bladder and visceral injuries from impalement of the perineum in women are exceedingly rare. This kind of injury has not been previously reported in a pregnant woman. The evaluation and surgical management of a pregnant woman is a challenging surgical problem. Preoperative evaluation of the uterus and fetus is ...
Gheju I I 3rd Department of Surgery, Clinical Emergency Hospital, Bucharest, - - 2013
The authors present a case of grade IV traumatic spleen rupture (AAST-OIS) and an Injury Severity Score of 21 and a Revised Trauma Score RTS=7.841, which was managed without surgery, but with proximal splenic angioembolization (SAE), with a positive outcome. Indications, types and side-effects of SAE are also discussed with ...
Atiee Genna G Department of Small Animal Clinical - - 2013
Histoplasmosis is the second most common fungal infection reported in the cat. The disseminated form involving lung, liver, lymph nodes, spleen, and bone marrow is a frequent manifestation of the disease. Limited information is available in the literature regarding the ultrasonographic appearance of the spleen in cats with disseminated or ...
Oteir Ala'a O - - 2013
Cervical spinal cord injuries may result in life-threatening situations and long-term disability. Prehospital spinal immobilisation is the standard of care for patients with potential spinal cord injury (SCI). It aims to prepare patients for transport, achieve neutral spinal alignment, and reduce movement and secondary injuries in potentially unstable spines. However, ...
Ward Christina M CM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Regions Hospital, University of Minnesota, 640 Jackson St., St. Paul, MN 55130 - - 2013
We present a rare injury involving a volar dislocation of the distal capitate with secondary median nerve compression. The injury was not recognized on the initial radiographs resulting in a delayed diagnosis and treatment. A satisfactory outcome was achieved following open reduction and internal fixation via dorsal and palmar approaches. ...
Cha Jae Hwang JH Department of Internal Medicine, Wonju Severance Christian Hospital, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, - - 2013
Glycogenic hepatopathy (GH) is an uncommon cause of serum transaminase elevation in type I diabetes mellitus (DM). The clinical signs and symptoms of GH are nonspecific, and include abdominal discomfort, mild hepatomegaly, and transaminase elevation. In this report we describe three cases of patients presenting serum transaminase elevation and hepatomegaly ...
van Marcke C C Department of Gastroenterology, Clinique St Luc, Bouge, Namur, Belgium. - - 2013
We present the case of a patient who died from multiple organ failure due to acute liver failure as a result of malignant hepatic infiltration by an adenocarcinoma. A review of the literature revealed that the clinical picture, laboratory examination, and imaging studies do not contribute to the diagnosis of ...
Porcel Chacón Rocío - - 2013
Neonatal lupus erythematosus is an infrequent disease seen in newborns. It is caused by transplacental maternal autoantibody passage. Cutaneous involvement and congenital heart block (CHB) are the most common affections, although it may involve multiple organs like the liver, lungs, blood, nervous or digestive systems. This article present a review ...
Zheng Lin - - 2013
Metformin is an oral hypoglycemic agent that is commonly used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Although metformin-associated gastrointestinal upset and metabolic acidosis is widely recognized side effect of this drug, metformin-induced liver injury has been rarely reported in the literature. In most cases reported, metformin-induced liver injury ...
Rubio-Palau Josep - - 2013
Pseudoaneurysm of the superficial temporal artery is an uncommon complication of a blunt trauma. It usually presents as a pulsating mass in the frontotemporal area a few weeks after the injury. Doppler ultrasonography, angiography, or computed tomographic angiography can aid or confirm the diagnosis. The treatment of choice is the ...
Liu Daren D Department of Surgery, Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Zhejiang, Hangzhou 310009, P.R. - - 2014
Perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEComa) is a rare tumor that originates from mesenchymal tissues. Cases of PEComa in the liver are extremely rare. The present study aimed to analyze the clinical features of PEComa in the liver and discuss its management. Here we report a 25-year-old female with multiple lesions ...
Forbes Jonathan A - - 2013
The number of catastrophic head injuries recorded during the 2011 football season was the highest since data collection began in 1984-the vast majority of these cases were secondary to subdural hemorrhage (SDH). The incidence of catastrophic head injury continues to rise: the average yearly incidence from 2008 to 2012 was ...
Zakaria Ali - - 2013
Hepatobiliary involvement by malignant lymphoma is usually a secondary manifestation of systemic disease, whereas primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the extrahepatic biliary ducts is an extremely rare entity. We describe the case of a 57-year-old man who presented with an acute onset of obstructive jaundice and severe itching. Abdominal ultrasonography and ...
Yahata Mayumi - - 2013
Bevacizumab, a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody for vascular endothelial growth factor, has been widely used in various cancers offering substantial clinical benefit. It is reportedly associated with development of high-grade proteinuria and nephrotic syndrome with the histology of thrombotic microangiopathy, but there has been no report describing the development of ...
Wolf Jeffrey C - - 2013
While the pathology peer review/pathology working group (PWG) model has long been used in mammalian toxicologic pathology to ensure the accuracy, consistency, and objectivity of histopathology data, application of this paradigm to ecotoxicological studies has thus far been limited. In the current project, the PWG approach was used to evaluate ...
Jacobs Sarah M - - 2013
Head trauma can injure the afferent and/or efferent visual systems, resulting in neuro-ophthalmic deficits. When assessing afferent pathway injuries, a stepwise approach to evaluating visual acuity, pupils, color perception, and visual fields is critical. Traumatic optic neuropathy is of especial importance and its management must be tailored on a case-by-case ...
Yoon Da Hye da H Department of Pediatrics, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2013
Pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is rare in healthy children. We report a case of PLA in an immunocompetent 12-year-old boy. Percutaneous catheter drainage was performed for the abscess. In addition, parenteral antibiotics were administered for 3 weeks. Klebsiella pneumoniae was detected in the culture of blood and drained fluid. Here, ...
Kim Ealmaan E Department of Neurosurgery, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, - - 2013
Isolated oculomotor nerve palsy (ONP) attributable to mild closed head trauma is a distinct rarity. Its diagnosis places high demands on the radiologist and the clinician. The authors describe this condition in a 36-year-old woman who slipped while walking and struck her face. Initial computed tomography did not reveal any ...
Yang Tae Ki TK Department of Neurosurgery, Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju University School of Medicine, Jeju, - - 2013
Liver abscess following ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting occurs very rarely. We report an unusual case of multiple liver abscesses caused by Staphylococcus capitis in a 50-year-old compromised woman due to a complicating VP shunt infection. We reviewed the nine cases of VP shunt complications reported in the English literature, and speculated ...
Kachewar Sushil G SG Professor, Department of Radiology, Rural Medical College (RMC), PIMS , Loni, Maharashtra, India - - 2013
Soft tissue calcifications and ossifications at distant sites have been reported as a sequel to head injuries or spinal cord injuries. They are usually noticed many months after injury, when once such bedridden patients try to be ambulatory, it rarely goes. Thus, they are an uncommon, disturbing and avoidable complication ...
Zhou Meiqi - - 2013
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been widely accepted as an alternative treatment for unresectable primary and metastatic hepatic tumors, with satisfactory rates of local response and significant improvements in rates of overall survival. Numerous large series studies have shown that RFA is safe and effective, with a low mortality rate and ...
Roche Andrew J AJ Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Chelsesa and Westminster Hospital, Fulham Road, London SW10 9TR, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
Plantar plate injuries to the hallux in elite athlete could potentially be career threatening. Reports in the literature are invariably linked to a significant traumatic episode. The occurrence of an atraumatic severe plantar plate injury in the presence of a bipartite sesamoid may suggest a stress related phenomenon. We present ...
Huntington Justin T JT Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, - - 2014
There are numerous techniques surgeons employ to reduce blood loss during partial hepatectomy. In this literature review, prospective studies from the last 20 years are examined to determine the techniques that are best supported by the literature. Some of the techniques include vascular control, multiple parenchymal transection techniques, various hemostatic ...
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