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Ahmed S Faisal - - 2012
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review of disorders of sex development (DSDs) in boys and men will outline the conditions that may lead to this phenotype, present some guidance on how to evaluate and investigate affected cases and then review the medical and surgical management and subsequent outcome. RECENT FINDINGS: DSDs ...
El Maghraby Ahmed - - 2012
Giant left atrium is a rare condition, with a reported incidence of 0.3%, and following mainly rheumatic mitral valve disease. Although rheumatic heart disease represents the main cause of giant left atrium, other etiologies have been reported. Giant left atrium has significant hemodynamic effects and requires specific management. In this ...
Shah Gopi - - 2012
Tongue entrapment in a bottle neck is rare, with few cases reported in the literature. Reported here is the case of a child who presented to the Emergency Department with her tongue entrapped in an aluminum bottle. This case is unique in that the patient had a delayed presentation resulting ...
Fedor Preston J - - 2012
Persistent bleeding from leech bites is a common occurrence, although little evidence is available to guide management. Detailed here is the case of a 30-year-old American man who presented with two leech bites after a trek through the jungle in Nepal, one of which continued to briskly ooze blood despite ...
Hunter Gary - - 2012
Status epilepticus is among the most dramatic of clinical presentations encountered by emergency room physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons and intensivists. While progress in its management has been aided significantly with an increasing number of effective treatment options, improved diagnostic methods and more effective monitoring, poor outcomes and diagnostic failures are still ...
Bikhchandani Jai - - 2012
Traumatic lung hernia is a rare entity. The majority of cases reported in the literature have been treated surgically with early thoracotomy to prevent strangulation of pulmonary tissue. We report the case of a 63-year-old patient who experienced a 20-foot fall, causing multiple rib fractures with a lung hernia that ...
Rajalingam Rajesh - - 2012
Apart from their association in familial and hereditary cancer syndromes, sporadic double malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract involving the ampulla of Vater and colon are extremely rare. Although synchronous resection of the two by adding a colectomy to a pancreaticoduodenctomy can be accomplished with minimal increase in the surgical morbidity, ...
Sears Ann - - 2012
Diphtheria is an acute bacterial illness caused by toxigenic strains of Corynebacterium diphtheriae (C. diphtheriae). We describe two epidemiologically-linked cases of skin infections from which toxigenic C. diphtheriae was isolated, and discuss implications for diphtheria surveillance and management in New Zealand. A public health investigation was undertaken to identify and ...
Kelleher Deirdre C - - 2012
H-type rectovestibular fistula is a rare anorectal malformation with poor consensus on an optimal operative management. We report our management of a recurrent fistula and review previously described operative techniques. Full excision of the tract without apposing suture lines or perineal body dissection simplifies the repair while minimizing complications and ...
Roche Pierre-Hugues - - 2012
To describe the incidence and the course of complications after the radiosurgical treatment of vestibular schwannomas, the authors reviewed their own experience and reviewed the literature. Failure is described in less than 3% of cases, and this had to be distinguished from transient enlargement of tumor volume. In case of ...
Zhang Guofei - - 2012
Abstract  Primary cardiac chondrosarcoma is extremely rare, and its clinical characteristics and management are not clear. Only eight cases of primary cardiac chondrosarcoma in the left heart have been reported in the English literature. In this report, we describe a case of primary chondrosarcoma of the left atrium. The management ...
Rosman Ilana S - - 2012
  Acute genital ulcers rarely occur in nonsexually active young girls. When present, they can cause significant physical and emotional distress for the patient and her parents, and prompt an evaluation for sexual abuse and sexually transmitted diseases. With this review, we aim to further characterize acute genital ulcers in ...
Grimaldi Chiara - - 2012
Congenital intrahepatic portosystemic shunts are rare hepatic vascular anomalies that often lead to severe secondary conditions. A 6-year-old boy was referred for assessment of severe hypoxia, and a large liver mass was diagnosed with such a malformation and was managed by direct closure of the venous fistula by interventional radiology. ...
Drakoulakis Emmanouil - - 2012
Alkaptonuria, a rare hereditary metabolic disorder, is characterized by accumulation of homogentisic acid in the connective tissues resulting from lack of the enzyme homogentisic acid oxidase. Ochronosis, dark pigmentation of connective tissues, is the musculoskeletal manifestation of alkaptonuria. In this article, we report the case of a 53-year-old man who ...
Wijeratna Malin D - - 2012
Dieterich disease is characterized by avascular necrosis of the metacarpal head. The recent literature has described surgical management of this condition relatively soon after its presentation. We present a case treated conservatively with a satisfactory outcome at 28 months.
Sturza V S - - 2012
Microtheca semilaevis Stal is a phythophagous insect associated to Brassicaceae, and frequently occurs with other species of beetles, such as Microtheca ochroloma Stal. Despite its importance to organic farmers, there is no information in the Brazilian literature about its natural enemies. Stiretrus decastigmus (Herrich-Schaeffer) was first found and here reported ...
Somme Dominique - - 2012
BACKGROUND: People suffering from dementia are particularly vulnerable to the gaps between the health and social service systems. Case management is a professional field that seeks to fill in these gaps and remedy this fragmentation. METHODS: We report the results of a systematic literature review of the impact of case ...
Manne Rakesh Kumar - - 2012
Odontogenic myxomas are benign but locally aggressive neoplasms found almost exclusively in the jaws and arise only occasionally in other bones. We present a rare case of odontogenic myxoma occurring in the mandible of a 19-year-old male patient with a brief review of clinical and radiological features, and diagnostic and ...
Mahdmina A - - 2012
Resorption of lateral incisors caused by impacted maxillary canines is frequently reported. However, resorption of the central incisor is less common and management of such a finding can prove to be a challenge for the clinician. This article reviews the literature of impacted canines and incisor resorption. The management of ...
Buscarino Martha - - 2012
Objectives. To explore factors underlying the onset of delusional parasitosis; a condition in which an individual has a fixed, false belief that he/she is infested with insects. Case Description. MJ is a 57-year-old female who presents with symptoms of fatigue and AD/HD. Upon treatment with extended release mixed amphetamine salts, ...
Parker Sam G - - 2012
Spontaneous mesenteric haematomas are rare. They have been reported to be associated with coagulopathies, connective tissue disorders, past trauma, arteriopathy and pancreatitis. However, some cases have been reported in which there is no apparent underlying aetiology. Here we report such a case and we review the literature that discusses optimal ...
Duong Linh M - - 2012
A literature review was conducted to identify peer-reviewed articles related to primary/preferred language and interpreter-use data collection practices in hospitals, clinics, and outpatient settings to assess its completeness and quality. In January 2011, Embase (Ovid), MEDLINE (Ovid), PubMed, and Web of Science databases were searched for eligible studies. Primary and ...
Cheng S - - 2012
We report two cases of primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenomas mistaken as renal cysts and discuss the differential diagnosis and management of this tumor.
Tiong William H C - - 2012
Ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow is the second most common upper limb entrapment neuropathy other than carpal tunnel syndrome. There have been many causes identified ranging from chronic aging joint changes to inflammatory conditions or systemic disorders. Among them, uncommon anatomical variants accounts for a small number of cases. ...
Kota Sunil K - - 2012
Hypertriglyceridemia is a rare, but well-known cause of acute pancreatitis. A serum triglyceride level of more than 1000 to 2000 mg / dl is the identifiable risk factor. It typically presents as an episode of acute pancreatitis or recurrent acute pancreatitis. The clinical course and routine management of Hypertriglyceridemia-induced pancreatitis ...
Trikha S - - 2012
We describe the case of a 28-year-old naval officer who attended the ophthalmology service following blunt ocular trauma to the left eye. Clinical examination revealed a shallow anterior chamber, hypotony, and a 360° cyclodialysis cleft. We discuss the management options in this case, with an overview of the current literature.
Prasad Seetharam - - 2012
Pleural lipoma is an extremely rare clinical entity. Symptomatic pleural lipoma is rarer. We report a case of symptomatic pleural lipoma which was successfully managed by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). A brief review of relevant literature has been included in the article.
Woods Jason B - - 2012
Managing complications after attempted hind foot and ankle arthrodesis with intramedullary nail fixation is a challenge. This situation becomes more problematic in the patient with diabetes mellitus and multiple comorbidities. Infection and subsequent osteomyelitis can be a devastating, limb threatening complication associated with these procedures. The surgeon must manage both ...
Ghaly Ramsis F - - 2012
Intracerebral hemorrhage is an infrequent but severe complication in pregnant women with hypertension. We describe an atypical case of a patient with no risk factors who developed sudden eclampsia and spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage during the 34(th) week of pregnancy. She underwent successful emergent Cesarean section followed by craniotomy. Both intraoperative ...
Haque Shireen H - - 2012
The use of vital blue dyes in sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy is gaining popularity in the surgical management of cancer. However, intraoperative use of these dyes has associated risks for the patient. This case report and review of the literature present current medical knowledge about one of the ...
Moradian Maryam - - 2012
Echocardiography is considered the primary diagnostic tool for congenital heart diseases. The pediatric echocardiography diagnostic errors, consisting of false positive or discrepant diagnoses, picked up within a 2.5-year period in our pediatric echocardiography laboratory are presented herein. In this case report, the factors contributing to the diagnostic errors are categorized ...
Karsten Elisabeth - - 2012
Microbial keratitis is an infectious disease of the cornea characterised by inflammation and is considered an ophthalmic emergency requiring immediate attention. While a variety of pathogenic microbes associated with microbial keratitis have been identified, a comprehensive review identifying the diversity of species has not been completed. A search of peer-reviewed ...
Murthy Lakshmi - - 2012
Systematic reviews provide a transparent and robust summary of existing research. However, health system managers, national and local policy makers and healthcare professionals can face several obstacles when attempting to utilise this evidence. These include constraints operating within the health system, dealing with a large volume of research evidence and ...
Dean Anna S - - 2012
The objectives of this systematic review, commissioned by WHO, were to assess the frequency and severity of clinical manifestations of human brucellosis, in view of specifying a disability weight for a DALY calculation. Thirty three databases were searched, with 2,385 articles published between January 1990-June 2010 identified as relating to ...
Sonricker Hansen Amy L - - 2012
A dearth of information obscures the true scale of the global illegal trade in wildlife. Herein, we introduce an automated web crawling surveillance system developed to monitor reports on illegally traded wildlife. A resource for enforcement officials as well as the general public, the freely available website, http://www.healthmap.org/wildlifetrade, provides a ...
Seo Hyun-Ju - - 2012
A systematic review is used to investigate the best available evidence of clinical safety and effectiveness of healthcare intervention. This requires methodological rigor in order to minimize bias and random error. The purpose of this study is to assess the quality of systematic reviews or meta-analyses for nursing interventions conducted ...
Wallace John J DPhil International Programme in Evidence-based Healthcare, University of Oxford, Oxford, - - 2012
To review the barriers to the uptake of research evidence from systematic reviews by decision makers. We searched 19 databases covering the full range of publication years, utilised three search engines and also personally contacted investigators. Reference lists of primary studies and related reviews were also consulted. Studies were included ...
Karadaş Sevdegül S Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van, - - 2012
The aim of this study was to examine the diagnoses and treatment methods and demographical and clinical characteristics of pregnant women who were exposed to trauma and in additon, review of the literature was carried out in this regard. One hundred thirty-nine pregnant women who presented at the Yüzüncü Yıl ...
van Ierssel S H SH Department of Critical Care Medicine, Antwerp University Hospital, University of Antwerp, Edegem, - - 2012
The first influenza pandemic of the 21st century started in April 2009 with an outbreak of swine origin influenza A(H1NI)2009 in Mexico and the United States. While generally a mild disease affecting mostly school-aged children and young adults, most attention went to severe cases of pneumonia in young previously healthy ...
Chao Li-Lian - - 2011
Ixodes acutitarsus is said to be the largest Ixodes tick in the world. Human biting activity of I. acutitarsus was reported for the first time in Taiwan. Ticks were observed from April to December and collected from infested humans during trips to the mountainous areas of northern, central, southern and ...
Park Dong Eun - - 2011
Chylous ascites is defined as the accumulation of chyle in the peritoneum due to obstruction or rupture of the peritoneal or retroperitoneal lymphatic glands. Chylous ascites that arises from acute pancreatitis with portal vein thrombosis is very rare. We report here on a case of chylous ascite that was caused ...
Errando C L - - 2011
Respiratory stridor developed rapidly during an interscalene brachial plexus block for shoulder arthroscopy in an obese woman. Extensive cervicothoracic edema due to tissue diffusion of the arthroscopic fluid was suspected. The outcome of patient after conservative management was satisfactory. We give a brief review of how this complication develops, the ...
Gali B M - - 2011
Urethral calculi are rare and usually encountered in males with urethral pathology. To present our experience managing urethral calculi in a resource limited centre and review the literature. We did a chart review of management of patients with urethral calculi between January and April 2009, at Federal Medical Centre (FMC) ...
Biddle Chuck - - 2011
The fundamental purpose of peer review is quality control that facilitates the introduction of information into our discipline; information that is essential to the care of patients who require anesthesia services. While the AANA Journal relies heavily on this process to maintain the overall quality of our scholarly literature, it ...
Verrotti Alberto - - 2011
The few reports that have been published on the current International Classification of Headache Disorders, Second Edition (ICHD-II), criteria for migralepsy and hemicrania epileptica have highlighted the considerable confusion regarding this "hot topic" within both headache and epilepsy classifications (ICHD-II and International League Against Epilepsy [ILAE]). Indeed, the ICHD-II describes ...
Li Qin - - 2011
Background.  Basilar-type migraine (BTM) is a rare subtype of migraine with aura. Impaired consciousness or coma can occur in such patients. Aim.  To report two Chinese adolescent patients diagnosed as BTM with coma. Materials and Methods.  We describe two Chinese adolescent patients diagnosed with BTM with coma. Literatures of migraineurs ...
Borelli Paolo - - 2011
Postpartum headache is quite common and often related to potentially ominous cerebrovascular accidents. As illustrated in previously published reports, spontaneous cervical artery dissection is a rare but possible cause of headache in the postpartum. We provide 2 additional cases to the 19 described so far, including the first ever report ...
Kiroglu Yilmaz - - 2011
Developmental venous anomalies (DVAs) are common congenital venous drainage anomalies. Although they typically have a benign clinical course and a low symptomatic rate, thrombosis of a drainage vein may occur, leading to potentially debilitating complications. We report imaging findings of posterior fossa DVA with a thrombosed drainage vein in a ...
Arora Shamma - - 2011
Non typhoidal Salmonella species are thought to be potentially infectious to humans. We isolated Salmonella enteritidis from a 10-year-old boy with fever and thrombocytopenia. We reviewed the literature concerning infections caused by Salmonella but we could not find any such case report from India.
Uddin F J - - 2011
Objective:To report a case of fluctuating hearing due to auditory aura, as an unusual presentation of temporal lobe epilepsy.Methods:Case report and review of English language literature on temporal lobe epilepsy and auditory aura.Results:A 31-year-old man presented with intermittent symptoms of bilateral fullness in the ears associated with deafness. He was ...
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