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Guo Liwen L Department of Surgical Oncology, The First Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310003, P.R. - - 2014
A 62-year-old female with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1; also von Recklinghausen's disease) was diagnosed with a giant, thick-walled tubular mass, mainly located in the right abdominal area on computed tomography, following an examination for intermittent abdominal pain and increasing abdominal distension. According to the clinical manifestations and imaging features, the ...
Wushou Alimujiang A Department of Oncology, Cancer Research Institute, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, P.R. China ; Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College and Hospital of Stomatology, Xi'an Jiao Tong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710004, P.R. - - 2014
Synovial sarcomas (SS) are high-grade soft-tissue sarcomas, predominantly found in the deep soft tissues of the lower extremities, with only 3-5% occurring in the head and neck region. Primary SS of the infratemporal fossa (ITF) is exceptionally uncommon. The present study reports the case of a 23-year-old female with an ...
O'Connell Casey L CL From Jane Ann Nohl Division of Hematology and Center for the Study of Blood Diseases, University of Southern California-Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, - - 2014
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a frequent clinical complication of cancer and its treatment. Although much of the epidemiologic data regarding this complication have been based on symptomatic events, the use of multidetector row CT scanner technology has led to increased identification of VTE on scans ordered primarily for staging or ...
Adhikari Subodh S Cancer Center and Blood Institute, St Joseph Regional Medical Center, Lewiston, ID, - - 2014
Neurotoxicity is a dose-limiting side-effect of vincristine therapy. Blindness is a rare central neurotoxicity of vincristine with few case reports. In the present article, we report a rare case of vincristine-induced blindness in a patient with diffuse large B cell lymphoma. Literature search identified eleven published cases of vincristine-induced blindness. ...
Batthish Michelle M From the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster Children's Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton; Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children; Dalla Lana School of Public Health; Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M. Batthish, MD, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster Children's Hospital, McMaster University; S.M.L. Tse, MD, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto; B.M. Feldman, MD, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; G.R. Baker, PhD, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto; R.M. Laxer, MD, Division of Rheumatology, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto. Address correspondence to Dr. M. Batthish, Division of Rheumatology, McMaster Children's Hospital, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada. E-mail: batthim@mcmaster.ca. Accepted for publication August 1, - - 2014
To describe the frequency and types of reported adverse events and system improvement recommendations in the Morbidity and Mortality Conference (M&MC) within the Division of Rheumatology at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (SickKids). A 5-year retrospective review of the M&MC within the Division of Rheumatology at SickKids ...
Grippaudo Cristina C From the Catholic University of Rome, Rome, - - 2014
Asymptomatic idiopathic condylar resorption is a rare disease of difficult diagnosis and treatment. We review the literature about this rare condition and report a case of a patient, affected by Down syndrome, who underwent a complete untreated bilateral condylar resorption in adolescence and then developed pain on chewing only 20 ...
Bawazeer Naif A NA Faculty of Medicine, Umm Alqura University, PO Box 1129, Makkah 21955, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Tel. +966 (12) 5556644. E-mail. - - 2014
The malignant transformation of persistent endometriotic implants into endometrioid adenocarcinoma is rare, especially after remote hysterectomy and salpingo-oophorectomy (TAH-BSO), and there are few cases reported in the English language literature. Patients receiving estrogen replacement therapy are common among the reported cases. We present a case that demonstrates the possibility of ...
Lains-Mota Renato R Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental. Lisboa. - - 2014
Undescended testis or cryptorchidism is a pathology usually presenting in the newborn or during childhood, rarely diagnosed in the adult man. This article pretends to perform a review of its management in the adulthood. We present two cases of man with bilateral congenital cryptorchidism diagnosed in the adult. We made ...
Rausei Stefano S Department of Surgery Insubria University Varese, - - 2014
This article presents a literature review undertaken to identify advantages of vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) methods compared with other temporary abdominal closure (TAC) methods for septic peritonitis open abdomen (OA) management. A literature review was conducted through the U.S. National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. OA management ...
Al Obeed Omar A OA Department of Surgery, King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, P.O. Box 7805 (37), Riyadh, Saudi - - 2014
We are presenting the case of a 62-year-old woman who developed a pneumomediastinum as a complication of anastomotic leakage (AL) following laparoscopic sigmoid resection due to diverticulitis. The patient presented with retroperitoneal air, pneumomediastinum, emphysematous gall bladder, air in the wall of stomach, and proximal small bowel. There were a ...
Agrawal Hitesh H Department of Pediatrics, John H Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, - - 2014
Background Neonatal Volkmann ischemic contracture in newborns is a devastating condition with lifelong consequences. Case Report We report a neonate born with necrotic skin lesions and bullae on right dorsal thenar aspect of hand, who subsequently developed compartment syndrome requiring fasciotomy. Review and Conclusion Necrotic skin lesions with/without swelling, bullae are invariably present ...
Mattappalil Arun A Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey. Electronic address: - - 2014
Mild adverse drug reactions typically associated with antimicrobials are familiar to most clinicians. However, rare phenomena, such as neurotoxicity, are often unpredictable and potentially unexpected. The toxic effects of antimicrobials on the central nervous system are often underreported and the mechanism(s) may be mixed or obscure. Geriatric patients are at ...
Mansour Hanine H Clinical Assistant Professor, Lebanese American University School of Pharmacy , Byblos, - - 2014
Drug-induced thrombocytopenia is a common adverse effect reported in the literature. Typically patients present with a low platelet count with signs and symptoms ranging from bruising to bleeding, and major organ damage. Penicillin-induced thrombocytopenia previously reported in the literature is explained primarily through the hapten-dependent antibody process. The goal of ...
Fatima R R Department of Nephrology, Medwin Hospital, Nampally, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, - - 2014
Proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal IgG deposits (PGNMID) is a newly recognized entity caused by monoclonal deposition of IgG. PGNMID resembles immune complex glomerulonephritis (GN) on light and electron microscopy. The monotypic immunoglobulin deposits seen on immunofluorescence (IF) clinches the diagnosis. We report a case of proliferative GN associated MGRS and ...
Liansheng Long L Department of Neurosurgery, 98th Hospital of People's Liberation Army of China, Huzhou district, Zhejiang province, - - 2014
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) are rare malignant skin tumor, and scalp DFSP is even lesser than 5% of all DFSP, therefore, being seldom reported. We recently treated two cases of recurrent scalp DFSPs. One was a 38-year-old male, who accept lumpectomy for the first time; however, it recurred 9 months later. ...
Monga Emma E Department of Radiodiagnosis, Imaging and Interventional Radiology, N.S.C.B. Subharti Medical College, Swami Vivekananda Subharti University, Subhartipuram, NH-58, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, - - 2014
Cowden syndrome (CS) or multiple hamartoma syndromes (MHSs) is an uncommon condition and characterized by mucocutaneous lesions which may be associated with the lesions of breast, thyroid, gastrointestinal tract, skin, and often of central nervous system. A thorough evaluation of Cowden's disease is essential due to increased risk of malignancy ...
Bansal Shuchi S Department of Dermatology, Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, - - 2014
Kinase inhibitors have revolutionized cancer therapy by becoming the first-line agents for advanced solid malignancies replacing the traditional chemotherapeutic agents. Cutaneous side-effects with these drugs are common, but owing to their infrequent use in Indian patients, our current knowledge of toxicity is scanty and primarily based on the western literature. ...
Tarnutzer A A AA Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich, Frauenklinikstr. 26, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland, - - 2014
The combination of progressive cerebellar degeneration, hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and chorioretinal dystrophy defines the rare Boucher-Neuhäuser syndrome (BNS), which has recently been linked to autosomal-recessive mutations in the PNPLA6 gene in four index patients. Here we present two novel unrelated patients with BNS, where we identified four recessive PNPLA6 mutations (3 ...
Uzawa Narikazu N Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Maxillofacial Reconstruction and Function, Division of Maxillofacial and Neck Reconstruction, Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo 113-8549, - - 2015
Ameloblastic carcinoma (AC) is a rare malignant odontogenic neoplasm that tends to occur in the mandible rather than in the maxilla. This malignancy is classified as a tumor that combines the morphological features of ameloblastoma and carcinoma, regardless of the presence or absence of metastasis. In addition, AC has been ...
Chalayer Emilie E Service de Médecine Interne, Hôpital Nord, CHU de Saint-Étienne, 42055, Saint-Etienne Cedex 2, France, - - 2014
Peripheral cytopenias are common in systemic lupus erythematosus, but bone marrow involvement is rarely reported. Aplastic anemia is the result of immune-mediated destruction of hematopoietic stem cells causing pancytopenia and characterized by an empty bone marrow. This rare but serious disease has been described as an unusual manifestation of systemic ...
Ewe Shaun Yp SY Tasmanian Eye Institute, Ophthalmology Registrar & Clinical Research Fellow, South Launceston, TAS, Australia - - 2014
We report a rare case of bilateral maculopathy that developed with the initiation of sertraline. We conducted a case report and review of the literature. A 23-year-old man rapidly developed maculopathy with associated visual blurring after the initiation of sertraline. Treatment was ceased with the patient subsequently reporting mild improvement ...
Seija Verónica V Departamento de Laboratorio Clínico, Área Microbiología, Hospital de Clínicas, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, - - 2014
The objective of this study was to describe the microbiological characteristics of an extensively drug-resistant (XDR) isolate of Morganella morganii obtained from a patient with sepsis of urinary origin and to describe the patient's clinical characteristics. We further aimed to perform a literature review of the situation in Latin America ...
Sepúlveda Ilson I ENT-Head and Neck Surgery Service, General Hospital of Concepción, Santiago, Chile ; Finis Terrae University, School of Dentistry, Santiago, - - 2014
We report the case of a patient whose main complaint was swelling on the right side of the mandible when he presented to the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Service. Imaging studies revealed a large homogeneous, multilocular, expansive lesion in the body of the right mandibular ramus. The lesion was ...
Colangeli Marco M Department of Muscolo-Skeletal Oncology, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Via Pupilli 1, 40136, Bologna, Italy, - - 2014
We report the case of an 11-year-old boy who came to our observation with localized pain in the left arm for nearly 5 months. No previous history of trauma was referred in an otherwise healthy patient. Radiographs, isotope bone-scan, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging of the lesion involving the left ...
Lee Dokyung D Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of - - 2014
The central nervous system (CNS) may be affected in those cases of peripheral eosinophila without a secondary cause (hypereosinophilic syndrome, HES). The pathomechanism of CNS involvement in HES remained uncertain. We included those with CNS symptoms and peripheral eosinophilia (>1500/μl) at the time of presentation. Those with identifiable causes of ...
Mitchell Scott S Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Walsall Manor Hospital, Walsall, WS2 9PS, UK, - - 2014
Suppurative perichondritis of the pinna is a serious condition with potentially long-term cosmetic sequelae. Literature regarding the optimal treatment of these abscesses is scarce with most case series containing low numbers. This work reports the largest series from the UK to date; along with a review of recent literature. A ...
Patel Ruchi R Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ, USA - - 2014
To review the literature on the pharmacotherapy of bloodstream infections (BSI) caused by vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). A MEDLINE literature search was performed for the period 1946 to May 2014 using the search terms Enterococcus, enterococci, vancomycin-resistant, VRE, bacteremia, and bloodstream infection. References were also identified from selected review articles. English-language ...
Asahi Takashi T Department of Neurosurgery, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Science, University of Toyama, Toyama, - - 2014
Background: Writer's cramp is a specific movement disorder with hand muscle cramps in writing, being classified into focal and action-specific dystonia. Stereotactic surgery, such as thalamotomy and deep brain stimulation (DBS), has been reported for writer's cramp; however, the number of reported cases is still scarce and surgical procedures are ...
Parra Marcelo M Thoracic Surgery Department, Hospital Padre Hurtado, Santiago, Chile - - 2014
We describe the rare case of a 71-year-old man with a chest mass that was found to be an intrathoracic gossypiboma left 52 years earlier during an emergency lung bilobectomy. This mass was complicated by extension across the chest wall. There are no reports in the literature of a patient ...
Zajkowska Joanna J From the 1 Department of Infectious Diseases and - - 2014
Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB) is a rare cause of vasculitis and stroke. It may manifest as subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, and most often ischemic stroke due to cerebral vasculitis. The vast majority of reported cases have been described by European authors. A high index of suspicion is required in patients who ...
Wei Yong-Bao YB Department of Urology, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410011, P.R. - - 2015
Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare, but highly aggressive type of tumor with an incidence of one to two per million annually. Adrenocortical carcinosarcoma is an exceptional variant of ACC, which is characterized by the presence of histological regions of carcinoma and sarcoma. To date, to the best of our ...
Senathirajah Yalini Y Columbia University Department of Biomedical Informatics, New York, NY 10032, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
User-composable approaches provide clinicians with the control to design and assemble information elements on screen via drag/drop. They hold considerable promise for enhancing the electronic-health-records (EHRs) user experience. We previously described this novel approach to EHR design and our illustrative system, MedWISE. The purpose of this paper is to describe ...
Maillot C C Department Ortho Rachis 2, Pellegrin Hospital, Place Amélie Raba Léon, 33076, Bordeaux, - - 2014
Gorham-Stout syndrome is an aggressive, non-heritable skeletal disease characterized by osteolysis following minor trauma. The primary involvement of the spine is less common (10 %) and has been described in only about 20 cases; there is no consensus about the best way to treat this condition. To report a case of ...
Tugcu Ali Ulas AU Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara Hospital, Ankara, - - 2014
When conventional methods for treating complicated problems such as acute and chronic renal failure or metabolic diseases fail, the therapy of choice is peritoneal dialysis (PD) in neonatal period. However, in cases that involve technical difficulties, such as bulky lesions in the abdomen or complications from previous abdominal surgeries, it ...
Chang Caroline Y CY Division of Rheumatology, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Electronic address: - - 2014
To describe the first reported case of pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) in a pediatric patient with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and multiple other risk factors and review the literature for PI in adult and pediatric rheumatologic conditions. A PubMed search was completed using the search phrase "pneumatosis intestinalis." Searches were limited ...
Suero Molina Eric Jose EJ Departments of 1 Neurosurgery - - 2014
Patients with Gorham-Stout disease (GSD), a rare disease of poorly understood etiopathophysiology, suffer from progressive osteolysis. Destruction of bone matrix is caused by lymphatic vessels, which can lead to CSF leakage if parts of bony structures adjacent to CSF spaces are involved. So far, fewer than 200 patients have been ...
Leal Rui Filipe - - 2014
Uterine inversion is a rare obstetric emergency that can lead to hypovolemic shock or even maternal death. There are many management strategies, but they are poorly described and dispersed in the medical literature. The purpose of this article is to describe a case of complete acute uterine inversion and a ...
Joshi Kritikia K Department of Radiation Oncology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, - - 2014
Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a rare/benign condition of the synovial joint lining. It most commonly presents in the knee but has also been reported to occur in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Although there are several series reporting the use of postoperative radiotherapy (PORT) for extremity PVNS, there is scant ...
Pitcher Austin A AA Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, - - 2014
Elephantiasis nostras verrucosa (ENV) is a rare cutaneous sequela of chronic lymphedema. Treatment of ENV remains poorly elucidated but has historically involved conservative management aimed at relieving the underlying lymphedema, with a few cases managed by surgical intervention. We report a case of a 27-year-old male with primary lymphedema complicated ...
Yusuf Erlangga E 1 Infectious Diseases Service, Department of Medicine, Lausanne University Hospital , Lausanne, Switzerland - - 2014
Abstract Background: Daptomycin is used increasingly to treat prosthetic joint infection (PJI). A possible side effect of this drug is eosinophilic pneumonia. We describe two patients with PJI treated with daptomycin who had this side effect with different clinical presentations. Methods: Case reports and review of the literature. Results: The ...
Avni-Zauberman Noa N Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences (N.A.-Z., D.S.R.), University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; and TLC (N.A.-Z., D.S.R.), Yonge Eglinton Laser Eye Center, Toronto, ON, - - 2014
To review and summarize relevant studies on combined use of corneal crosslinking and intracorneal ring segments (ICRS) for the treatment of corneal ectasia. A literature search was performed using the key words "corneal collagen cross-linking" and "intra-corneal ring segments." Crosslinking is a well-accepted treatment option for corneal ectasia and can ...
Isfahani Firoozeh F Department of Medicine, Maricopa Integrated Health System, Phoenix, AZ, USA - - 2014
We report the case of a 33-year-old HIV-infected man who presented with a recurrent, nonhealing perianal fistula. After multiple benign biopsies, the diagnosis of plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) eventually was made. The patient underwent chemotherapy and radiation with a complete response. Perianal fistulas are frequent in HIV-positive patients, but PBL as ...
Sebastian Raul R Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Burn Center, Baltimore, MD 21224, - - 2014
Multiple factors place burn patients at a high risk of pneumothorax development. Currently, no specific recommendations for the management of pneumothorax in large total body surface area (TBSA) burn patients exist. We present a case of a major burn patient who developed pneumothorax after central line insertion. After the traditional ...
Hu Wenying W Department of Dermatovenereology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, - - 2014
A 28-year-old man presented at our clinic with 1-month history of an ulcer covered with crust on his left anterior tibia. Based on the morphological features and molecular identification, the patient was diagnosed as cutaneous alternariosis caused by Alternaria arborescens. He was successfully cured by oral itraconazole and topical use ...
Reesi Mohammed Al MA Department of Paediatrics, Sohar Hospital, - - 2014
A diagnosis of eosinophilic pneumonia (EP) is rare in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). We report a case of EP in association with a primary cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in a three-year-old Omani child with ALL. The patient presented with fever while undergoing maintenance chemotherapy. He was admitted to the ...
Collgros H H Departamento de Dermatología, Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor, Barcelona, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
Multiple cutaneous and uterine leiomyomatosis (MCUL), or Reed syndrome, is characterized by the presence of cutaneous leiomyomas arising from the arrector pili muscles and, in women, by uterine leiomyomas. In some cases, MCUL is associated with renal cell carcinoma. This syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by a heterozygous ...
Tataryn Zac Z Department of Neurosurgery, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, - - 2014
A 57year old female patient presented with a painful right-sided neck mass that on MRI was shown to be adherent to the posterior aspect of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. The mass was surgically resected en bloc without complications. Histopathologic analysis revealed the mass to be a myxoma. To date, there have ...
Zhang Yong-Qing - - 2014
Tabes dorsalis (TD) was documented as the most common parenchymal neurosyphilis, but its incidence dramatically declined in the antibiotic era. Syphilis has resurged on the China mainland since the 1980s. In recent years, physicians have been reporting parenchymal neurosyphilis, and the overwhelming majority was general paresis, but this was not ...
Rahn Douglas A DA 3rd Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla, - - 2014
To report on the use of an incident learning system in a radiation oncology clinic, along with a review of staff participation. On September 24, 2010, our department initiated an online real-time voluntary reporting system for safety issues, called the Radiation Oncology Quality Reporting System (ROQRS). We reviewed these reports ...
Luo Di-Qing DQ Department of Dermatology, The Eastern Hospital of the First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, 183 Huangpu Rd. E., Guangzhou, 510700, China, - - 2014
Papular elastorrhexis is a rare cutaneous disorder; only 27 cases have been reported before the present review. We added four new cases, and reviewed the published literature in both English and Chinese language. To data, 31 cases have been reported, in the range of 4-40 years (n = 31, median 20 years, mean age ...
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