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Costanzo Giuseppe G Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Polo Pontino, University of Rome Sapienza, Via Bertero 49, 00156, Rome, - - 2014
The recent proliferation of minimally invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) techniques has drawn attention to potential for these techniques to control or correct sagittal misalignment in adult spinal deformity. We systemically reviewed published studies related to LLIF use in adult spinal deformity treatment with emphasis on radiographic assessment of ...
Kao Richard T RT Private practice, Cupertino, CA; Division of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, - - 2014
Background: Previous systematic reviews of periodontal regeneration with bone replacement grafts and guided tissue regeneration (GTR) defined the state of art for clinical periodontal regeneration as of 2002. Rationale: The purpose of this systematic review is to update those consensus reports by reviewing periodontal regeneration approaches developed for the correction ...
Gkekas Nikolaos N Department of Neurosurgery, Athens General Hospital G.Gennimatas , Athens , - - 2014
The authors report the rare and first documented case in the literature of a surgically treated patient with multifocal low-grade glioma comprising left frontotemporoinsular ganglioglioma of World Health Organization (WHO) grade I and right temporal lobe astrocytoma of WHO grade II.
Kallam Avyakta A Department of Internal Medicine, Creighton University Medical Center , Omaha, NE , USA - - 2014
Abstract Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are not widely recognized as a cause of drug-induced thrombocytopenia. Literature is mainly confined to case reports and has been insufficient to explore the possibility that this adverse event may be attributed to a class effect of PPI therapy. We present a case where platelet ...
Matthews T J TJ Discipline of Surgery, University of Adelaide, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 28 Woodville Road, Woodville, South Australia, 5011, - - 2014
Portal-systemic shunts (PSSs) are rarely seen in healthy individuals or patients with non-cirrhotic liver disease. They may play an important role in hepatic metabolism as well as in the spread of gastrointestinal metastatic tumours to specific organs. Small spontaneous PSSs may be more common than generally thought. However, epidemiological data ...
Reder Lindsay L Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, - - 2014
The objective of this report is to characterize IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) as it is manifested in the head and neck and describe a series of patients with a rarely described presentation in laryngopharyngeal subsites. Here, we illustrate the presentation and clinical course of 3 patients with laryngopharyngeal manifestations of IgG4-RD, ...
Palmiere Cristian C University Center of Legal Medicine, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, - - 2014
Background: Fatalities following contrast medium exposure are extremely rare in clinical routine, though they may occur as an exception. Some may fall under the purview of the inquiring authorities and forensic pathologists due to their in-hospital occurrence. The purpose of this study was to assess the risk factors for anaphylaxis ...
Luria Lynette L Lynette Luria, Johnny Nguyen, Department of Pathology, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL 33612, United - - 2014
Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) rarely occurs in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract with limited studies reported. We reviewed the clinical histories and pathology of four patients with GI PBL at our institute and similar case reports published in peer-reviewed journals. In our first case, a 40 year-old human immunodeficiency virus positive male ...
Dowli A A Division of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston VA Health Care System, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, - - 2014
The majority of esophageal tumors arise from the mucosal layer; only 5 % are of mesenchymal origins. Of the latter, barely 0.5 % are liposarcomas. We present a case of an esophageal liposarcoma with a review of the literature. A 64-year-old male was referred with 5 years of progressive dysphagia. Preoperative evaluation initially ...
Verim Ayşegül A Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Clinic of Otorhinolaryngology, İstanbul, Turkey. E-ma-il: - - 2014
Solitary extramedullary plasmacytomas (EMPs) are nonepithelial neoplasms of plasma cell origin categorized among non-Hodgkin lymphomas, without the bone marrow involvement and systemic spread seen in multiple myeloma. They are uncommon tumors comprising 3% of all plasma cell neoplasias. Although they usually occur in the upper respiratory tract, only 1 case ...
Nishiike Suetaka S Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita, Japan; Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Osaka Rosai Hospital, Sakai, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
Thyroid-stimulating hormone-secreting ectopic pituitary adenoma of the nasopharynx is highly unusual, with only three reported cases in the world literature. We describe the clinical presentation and radiologic findings in one patient with such rare lesions. A 46-year-old male with typical symptoms of Grave's disease was found to have a mass ...
Jovanovic Marina M Al Adan Hospital, Pediatric Department, Neurology Unit, Kuwait. Electronic address: - - 2014
We describe two patients (a Filipino boy aged 2.7 years and a Kuwaiti girl aged 4.8 Years) with clinical and MRI findings consistent with the diagnosis of pontine tegmental cap dysplasia (PTCD) and compare them with 23 other cases reported in the literature. Both presented with feeding problems (VII nerve), sensori-neural ...
Menon Deepak D Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, India deepakmenon@sctimst.ac.in - - 2014
Ocular neuromyotonia (ONM) is a rare disorder of ocular mal-alignment in which painless, transient spontaneous or gaze-induced abnormal deviation of the eye manifests as episodic diplopia. With only a few cases reported in the literature, ONM mostly follows months to years after cranial irradiation for sellar or suprasellar lesions. Here ...
Wat Heidi - - 2014
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a neutrophilic dermatosis commonly associated with underlying systemic illness, typically of autoimmune origin. The association of PG with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) has been reported but remains poorly recognized. We describe a case of PG manifesting 5 years following the diagnosis of AIH and conduct a literature ...
Fernandes Carolina - - 2014
AbstractBackground:Calciphylaxis is a life-threatening condition traditionally observed in patients with end-stage renal disease. Cases of nonuremic calciphylaxis have also been reported, but data on this rare condition are mainly empirical. To present a case of severe nonuremic calciphylaxis treated with intravenous sodium thiosulfate (IV STS) and to assess the implications ...
Triga Konstantina K Kyanous Stavros Patron Dialysis Unit, Patras, Greece, - - 2014
Hemodialysis is a widely performed and safe procedure; therefore, the numbers of long-term survivors on hemodialysis therapy have been increasing. We present a woman who had been on uninterrupted hemodialysis for 30 years and did well for much of her time on hemodialysis, despite a long-standing uneven course. The literature ...
Cordeiro González Patricia P Department of Urology. Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela. - - 2014
To describe our experience with bladder endometriosis at the Department of Urology of Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela. We performed a retrospective analysis of the cases of bladder endometriosis diagnosed during the last 11 years in our hospital, from January 2000 to December 2011. A total of 7 ...
Yunaev Michael M Department of Surgery, Suite 26, Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Barker St., Randwick 2031, Australia. - - 2014
Ameloblastic carcinoma is a rare type of ameloblastoma that has received little mention in the literature. While a number of cases have been published over many years, no institution has been able to produce a substantial case series. Ameloblastic carcinoma originates in the embryonic tooth components. It is believed to ...
Yilmaz Atakan A Department of Emergency Medicine, Tekirdağ State Hospital, Tekirdağ, - - 2014
Self-mutilation is a general term for a variety of forms of intentional self-harm without the wish to die. Although there have been many reports of self-mutilation injuries in the literature, none have reported self-cannibalism after self-mutilation. In this article we present a patient with self-cannibalism following self-mutilation. A 34-year-old male ...
Liu Jing J Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota, 4-240, Phillips-Wangensteen Bldg, 516 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA. - - 2014
Ketoconazole is a widely used imidazole antifungal agent. True contact allergy to topical ketoconazole is rare, and few cases of patients with contact allergy to ketoconazole have been reported. We present the case of a patient with a history of undiagnosed recurrent dermatitis who developed acute facial swelling and pruritus ...
Yavuzcan Ali - - 2014
Tubo-ovarian abscess (TOA) is a conglomerated mass of pelvic organs including the tube, the ovary, and the bowel. The most commonly isolated organisms from TOAs are Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Bacteroides species. We reported a case of Clostridium septicum (C. septicum) infection from a ruptured TOA with atypical clinical ...
Stitt Rodger R Department of Medicine, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI - - 2014
Lupus erythematosus tumidus (LET) is a photosensitive skin disease characterized by succulent, edematous, and non-scarring plaques. Histologic features include perivascular and periadnexal lymphocytic infiltration and interstitial mucin deposition. Despite being first described in 1909, there are few case reports in the current literature describing this disease and even fewer that ...
Chipp E E All at Birmingham Hand Centre, University Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham, - - 2014
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is an established treatment for a wide variety of acute and chronic wounds. Although the exact mechanism of action is still undefined, the proposed benefits of NPWT have been well described in the literature and include improved wound perfusion, granulation and reduction of oedema and ...
Ahamed Syed Kowsar SK Assistant consultant, Maxillofacial Surgery, King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah, Saudi Arabia; e-mail: - - 2014
Here is humble effort to review relatively rare fungal infection and add our experience of two cases. Two female patients with known immunodeficiencies like uncontrolled type 1 Diabetes millitus and Acute Myloid Leukemia with chemotherapy presented with necrosis of hard palate. Surgical resection of involved bone and Injection Amphotericin B ...
Jeon Dae Geun DG Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, - - 2014
The trigemino-cardiac reflex has been reported to occur during various craniofacial surgeries or procedures including manipulation of the trigeminal ganglion, tumor resection in the cerebellopontine angle, various facial reconstructions and trans-sphenoidal adenomectomy. Regarding risk factors during trans-sphenoidal adenomectomy, invasiveness closely related to the size of tumor and the degree of ...
Kirdak Turkay T Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey. - - 2014
Thyroid hemiagenesis can be associated with various thyroid pathologies such as papillary thyroid cancer or nodular goiter. However, we did not encounter any publication in the literature in which hemiagenesis could be observed together with retrosternal goiter. In this report, a thyroid hemiagenesis associated with a benign nodular goiter extending ...
Shrestha Pranabh P Department of Internal Medicine, Newark, New Jersey, USA ; Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Newark, New Jersey, - - 2014
There are no established guidelines for the proper treatment of patients with bronchopleural fistulas (BPFs). Apart from attempts to close the fistula, emphasis of treatment and management is placed on preventive measures, early administration of antibiotics, drainage of the empyema and aggressive nutritional and rehabilitative support. A 53-year-old male presented ...
Papakostas Thanos D - - 2014
Traumatic chorioretinal rupture, also known as sclopetaria, is a full-thickness break of the choroid and retina caused by a high-velocity projectile striking or passing adjacent to, but not penetrating, the globe. Previous reports have emphasized that retinal detachment seldom occurs, and observation alone has been the recommended management strategy. However, ...
Chiang Francisco F Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill, NC, USA - - - 2014
Spinal cord infarcts have been reported in young healthy patients following contact with the water on the beaches of North Carolina. Although their exact cause is not known, contact with a toxic marine animal has been proposed. We describe a patient who suffered a "seastroke" and review the pertinent literature.
van Dorp Karin B KB Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kliniek Orthopedium, Delft, - - 2014
This report presents the case of a 30-year-old motocross (BMX) cyclist with a third-degree posterior cruciate ligament rupture. The technique used for reconstruction was the transtibial single-bundle autologous hamstring technique. Unfortunately, the procedure was complicated by a popliteal pseudoaneurysm, which was located in line with the tibial canal. The pseudoaneurysm ...
Meucci Francesco F Heart and Vessels Department, Careggi Hospital, Largo Brambilla 3, 50144, Florence, Italy, - - 2014
We present a case of a man with an anterior STEMI due to acute occlusion of the LAD, distally to the anastomosis with LIMA graft. We describe our treatment strategy with primary PCI and the difficulties we encountered: insufficient length of balloon and stent shafts and need for deep intubation ...
García López Carlos Alberto CA Carlos Alberto García López, Fernando Laredo-Sánchez, José Malagón-Rangel, Miguel G Flores-Padilla, Haiko Nellen-Hummel, Department of Internal Medicine, Specialities Hospital, National Medical Centre "Siglo XXI", Mexican Social Security Institute, Distrito Federal 06720, - - 2014
Intestinal pseudo-obstruction secondary to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a rare syndrome described in recent decades. There are slightly over 30 published cases in the English language literature, primarily associated with renal and hematological disease activity. Its presentation and evolution are a diagnostic challenge for the clinician. We present four ...
Udayakumaran Suhas S Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, - - 2014
Breath-holding or reflex anoxic seizures predominantly occur in preschool children and usually resolve by late childhood, rarely persisting through adolescence and into adulthood. Investigations are generally unnecessary. Education and reassurance is the mainstay of management. In this report, the author describes a case in which an infant presented with breath-holding ...
Uncini Antonino A Department of Neuroscience and Imaging, University "G. d'Annunzio", Chieti-Pescara, - - 2014
Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) treated with oral levodopa have a higher prevalence of chronic, prevalently sensory, usually mild axonal polyneuropathy (PNP). Several studies showed a positive association among PNP, cumulative levodopa dosage, low serum B12 and high-homocysteine and methylmalonic acid level. Anecdotal severe acute or subacute PNPs thought to ...
Trevisi Gianluca - - 2014
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) overproduction results from either CSF infection or choroid plexus hypertrophy or tumor, with only a single idiopathic case described so far. We report a unique case of a male infant with Crouzon syndrome who presented with intracranial hypertension, caused by up to 4-fold increase in CSF daily ...
Neuman Gal G University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, - - 2014
To describe a case of ceftriaxone-induced immune hemolytic anemia (CIIHA) in a 6 year-old boy with sickle cell disease (SCD) and perform a systematic literature review to delineate the clinical and laboratory features of this condition. EMBASE (1947-January 2014), MEDLINE (1946-January 2014), and databases from the US Food and Drug ...
Levy Romain R Service de Médecine Interne, Centre de référence des cytopénies auto-immunes de l'adulte, Hôpital Henri Mondor, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, Université Paris Est Créteil, Créteil, - - 2014
B-cell depletion with rituximab (RTX) is widely used to treat autoimmune diseases, especially as second-line therapy for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). The incidence of RTX-induced hypogammaglobulinemia is unknown because of heterogeneous follow-up and confounding factors such as concomitant immunosuppressive treatments in most patients. We describe 3 cases and attempted to determine ...
Wang C-H CH Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, No. 325, Section 2, Cheng-Kung Road, Neihu, 114, Taipei, - - 2014
Little is known about the virulence and clinical impact on humans from infection with Anaeroglobus geminates, an anaerobic gram-negative coccus belonging to the family Veillonellaceae. We report the first case of an Anaeroglobus geminates invasive infection in humans characterized by pneumonia complicated with empyema. The pathogen was initially identified as ...
Lee Siang Liao SL Division of Neurosurgery, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, 225 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL, 60611, - - 2014
Oligodendrogliomatosis is a rarely reported entity in literature associated with poor prognosis in terms of length and quality of life. In this paper, we describe oligodendrogliomatosis in a 15-year-old male who initially presented with altered mental status due to diabetic ketoacidosis. He was refractory to temozolomide initially but demonstrated disease ...
Yudhishdran Jevon - - 2014
Dengue fever is a common mosquito borne viral fever in South Asia, which causes significant morbidity and mortality. Dengue fever is well known to involve the liver, especially in dengue hemorrhagic fever. The hepatic involvement is usually that of a mild hepatitis with transaminase derangement without jaundice. In cases of ...
Saitowitz Zacharry Z Atlanta Headache Specialists, Atlanta, GA, - - 2014
Ictal headaches are increasingly becoming the focus of research as more data demonstrate headaches existing as a sole manifestation of an epileptic event. Due to the difficulty in diagnosing the event as an epileptic phenomenon as opposed to a migraine, the condition is often misdiagnosed. This paper seeks to review ...
Wang Tingzhong T Department of Neurosurgery, the Fourth Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, - - 2014
Introduction: Isolated leukemic infiltration of peripheral nerves without central nervous system (CNS) involvement, or isolated neuroleukemiosis, is an extremely rare complication of leukemia. Methods: We report the case of a patient with isolated neuroleukemiosis and review the pertinent literature. Results: A man with a 12-year history of acute monoblastic leukemia ...
Dalla Costa M M Endocrine Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Padova School of Medicine, Via Ospedale Civile 105, 35128, Padova, - - 2014
Graves' disease (GD) is commonly associated with other autoimmune conditions, and there is also a rare but well documented association between GD and thymic hyperplasia (TH). It is hard to say the real frequency of this latter association because most cases remain asymptomatic and are consequently not thoroughly investigated. We ...
Mor Yechiel S YS Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, - - 2014
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is one of the most important complications of ovarian stimulation with severe morbidity and is still a threat to every patient undergoing ovulation induction. This manuscript reviews the current evidence regarding the relationship between OHSS and thromboembolism in infertile patients undergoing ovarian stimulation published in the ...
Chen Po-Hsun PH Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, - - 2014
Objective: Fasting hypoglycemia may occur in subjects with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) when accompanied with insulin-binding antibodies or insulin receptor antibodies. However, insulinoma has not been reported in SLE subjects with hypoglycemia.Methods: We present a case report and review the relevant literature.Results: A 26-year-old female with underlying SLE experienced several ...
Aronberg Ryan M RM Department of Surgery, Section of Otolaryngology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, - - 2014
Presentation of a case of esophageal perforation caused by ingestion of a foreign body that was difficult to visualize endoscopically, and systematic review of the current literature with a focus on available diagnostic modalities and missed diagnoses. MEDLINE (1946-2014) REVIEW METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of MEDLINE for cases ...
Sajid Muhammad S MS Department of General & Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery, Worthing Hospital, Worthing, UK and Department of General Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn NHS Foundation Trust, Kings Lynn, UK - - 2014
To review the published studies reporting various specimen retrieval incisions being used by colorectal surgeons in patients undergoing laparoscopic colorectal resections (LCR). Standard medical electronic databases were searched to find relevant articles and a summary conclusion was generated. There were 43 studies reporting various approaches used for the purpose of ...
Temiz Gökhan G From the Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Dr Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Kartal, Istanbul, - - 2014
Congenital nasal abnormalities are very rare in the literature. There are 3 reported cases of isolated partial lower lateral cartilage defects. In this article, we report the case of a patient with congenital complete absence of the lower lateral cartilage. The patient had severe external nasal valve dysfunction and a ...
Agollo Marjorie Costa MC Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, - - 2014
We report a case of liver damage in an elderly patient after the use of herbal products of Hypericum perforatum and copaiba (Copaifera langsdorffii Desf). Hepatotoxicity related to Hypericum perforatum is anecdotally known, but for copaiba, widely used as anti-inflammatory, there is just experimental data in the national literature. This ...
Ching Jessica A JA From the Division of Plastic Surgery, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, - - 2014
In colposcopic evaluation of the cervix, acetic acid of 3 to 5% is commonly used for identification of preneoplastic and neoplastic cells. Acetic acid is a known caustic substance and has the potential to cause irritation and chemical burns when there is sufficient concentration or duration of contact. The authors ...
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