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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Cano Carlos C aDepartment of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Virgen de la Vega Hospital bDepartment of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, Health Center Complex, Salamanca, - - 2014
Q fever is a common worldwide zoonosis that is often difficult to diagnose because of its variety and the fact that its clinical symptoms are highly unspecific. We present a rare case of chronic multifocal osteomyelitis caused by Coxiella burnetti in a 2-year-old girl, which has recurred on many occasions, ...
Newton Richard C RC The Department of General Surgery, Worthing Hospital, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Worthing, West Sussex, N11 2DH, UK - - 2014
Although usually harmless and asymptomatic, jejuno-ileal diverticulae are associated with various non-specific gastrointestinal symptoms, and rarely cause surgical emergencies. This case report describes the presentation and management of a patient with an acute abdomen, whose jejunal diverticulum was perforated. Unexpectedly, histopathological assessment demonstrated malignant melanoma lining the diverticulum. Whether this ...
Kabir S I SI Department of Surgery, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough SL2 4HL, United Kingdom. Electronic address: - - 2014
Introduction: Diversion colitis is a non-specific inflammation of a de-functioned segment of intestine after diversion of the faecal stream. Aim: The aim of this study was to review the current level of knowledge about diversion colitis. Methods: A literature search of relevant literature in the English language was carried out ...
Zygourakis Corinna C CC Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, Box 0112, San Francisco, CA 94143-0112, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Central nervous system (CNS) teratomas are very rare neoplasms that contain tissues derived from all three germ cell layers (endoderm, mesoderm, and ectoderm). Patients with teratomas usually have a good prognosis. Given the paucity of cases in the literature, we present a retrospective review of 15 CNS teratomas treated over ...
Frisch Christopher D CD The Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Rochester, MN. Electronic address: - - 2014
Retrospective chart review at single tertiary academic referral center. Literature review using the PubMed electronic database. There are 12 cases of histologically-proven paraganglioma of the facial canal published in the English literature. We present two additional cases that were encountered at our institution. We also include three additional cases from ...
Tomovic Senja S Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New - - 2014
Primary sinonasal angiosarcomas are very rare tumors. They typically occur in the nasal cavity of middle-aged patients. They are classically highly aggressive. Primary treatment is surgical excision when feasible. We describe a unique case of angiosarcoma in a young woman arising from the frontal sinus with distant metastasis. This case ...
Kane Justin M JM Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (JMK)Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - - 2014
Wound complications after surgical treatment of insertional Achilles enthesopathy are well documented. Skin and tendon necroses pose a significant dilemma with the potential for catastrophic outcomes. Numerous treatment algorithms have been described to treat the resultant skin and tendon defects after catastrophic infection; however, to date, there is no consensus ...
Singh Dishan D Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex, UK - - 2014
The case of a 76-year-old woman who developed blisters on both forefeet within 2 weeks of bilateral forefoot surgery is reported; the diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid was made by histological and immunofluorescence studies. The pathogenesis and management of this autoimmune condition, which occurs mainly in patients older than 70 years ...
Bathini Lavanya L Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, - - 2014
To present a series of acquired bilateral adductor laryngeal paralysis (BAdLP) and review the literature on clinical manifestations and management. A retrospective review of a single tertiary care practice of pediatric otolaryngology was conducted. Patients were identified from a surgical database spanning twelve years of practice (2002-2013). The variables documented ...
Savardekar Amey A 1Departments of Neurosurgery 2Pathology, and 3Radiology. Post-graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, - - 2014
Study Design. Case report and review of the relevant literature.Objective. To present a case of primary spinal myoepithelioma and discuss its clinical, radiological and histopathological characteristics. We report a longterm follow-up of 5 years.Summary of Background Data. Myoepithelial neoplasms, represent a diverse morphologic and biological spectrum of tumors, composed of ...
Gomez Eric E Department of Medicine, Appalachian Regional Healthcare , Beckley, - - 2014
Herpes zoster is a clinical syndrome which usually presents with a localized, vesicular rash in a dermatomal distribution. Cutaneous dissemination rarely occurs in immunocompetent patients, therefore little is known about the baseline demographic, clinical characteristics, management and outcome of these patients. Herein, we report a case of disseminated cutaneous herpes ...
Botros Mena M Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Toledo College of Medicine , Toledo, OH, - - 2014
Lactobacilli are rod shaped gram positive bacteria that naturally colonize the human gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts and occasionally cause disease in humans. Lactobacillus infections are found in patients who are immunocompromized or have severe comorbidities. We report Lactobacillus endocarditis in a 17-year-old adolescent girl with cardiac prosthetic material following surgical ...
Waheed Mian Adnan MA Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Odessa, - - 2014
Propofol is frequently used in the emergency department to provide procedural sedation for patients undergoing various procedures and is considered to be safe when administered by trained personnel. Pulmonary edema after administration of propofol has rarely been reported. We report a case of a 23-year-old healthy male who developed acute ...
Shrestha Badri B Badri Shrestha, Simon Boyes, Peter Brown, Sheffield Kidney Institute, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Sheffield S5 7AU, United - - 2014
Little is written on the management of an innocuous-looking skin scab over an autogenous arteriovenous fistula (AVF) used for haemodialysis. The seriousness of the underlying pathology can be under-estimated, and this may lead to early loss of the AVF, and major-life-threatening haemorrhage. We describe the management of a 78-year-old patient ...
Shrestha Badri B Badri Shrestha, Sheffield Kidney Institute, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Sheffield S5 7AU, United - - 2014
Epiploic appendagitis (EA) is rare cause of acute or subacute abdominal pain in patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD), where the diagnosis can be challenging as the clinical features, laboratory markers and imaging characteristics have not been described previously in this group of patients. Here, we present the management of a ...
Boehm Katja K Institute for Integrative Medicine, Witten/Herdecke University, - - 2014
Coping with the complex nature of fibromyalgia symptoms (FMS) still remains a challenge for patients. Taking into account the possible adverse events of pharmacological treatments patients often seek additional treatments for the management of fibromyalgia and turn towards complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). In this review, we aimed to investigate ...
Lee Jun Yong JY Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, - - 2014
Lactococcus lactis (L. lactis) is an important gram-positive bacterium in dairy products. It is a rare cause of opportunistic infections with only four cases of Lactococcus peritoneal dialysis (PD) peritonitis reported in the literature. In Korea, L. lactis infection was first reported in a liver abscess patient in 2010; however, ...
Lazar Stephen P - - 2014
The purpose of this case report is to illustrate the cause of this patient's headache and sinus pain in the setting of a unique environmental exposure: the patient ingested yogurt only days before presentation. This particular brand of yogurt caused controversy in early September 2013 when the manufacturer voluntarily recalled ...
A L Hemalatha H Professor, Department of Pathology, Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences , B. G. Nagar, Mandya District, Karnataka, India - - 2014
Primary mucinous eccrine adenocarcinoma, a rare malignant neoplasm of the skin adnexa usually occurs in the head and neck region. The most common sites for its occurrence are the eyelid, the peri-orbital region and the scalp. We report the rare occurrence of primary mucinous eccrine adenocarcinoma of the inguinal region ...
Banerjee Indranil I Final year Post-Doctoral Trainee, Department of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology, School of Tropical Medicine , Kolkata, West Bengal, India - - 2014
Antibiotic induced skin rash in setting of infectious mononucleosis is often encountered in clinical practice. However, macrolides like azithromycin are considered relatively safe and till date only two cases of azithromycin induced rash in setting of infectious mononucleosis have been reported. The following report illustrates the case of a 23-year-old ...
Kumar Ajay A Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital , Sector 32B, Chandigarh, India - - 2014
Sometimes the opinion regarding the cause of death in "John Doe or Jane Doe" i.e. on unknown dead bodies is a test of ability of the forensic expert and on many occasions it yields little or no results. Here the identification of the body as such poses problems; rest aside ...
Rodríguez Cruz Pedro M PM Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK; Neurosciences Group, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, - - 2014
Congenital myopathies are a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by early onset hypotonia, weakness and characteristic, but not pathognomonic, structural abnormalities in muscle fibres. The clinical features overlap with muscular dystrophies, myofibrillar myopathies, neurogenic conditions and congenital myasthenic syndromes. We describe a case of cap myopathy with ...
Souza Karla Teixeira KT Department of Radiology and Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Cancer Instutute of São Paulo State, Unversity of São Paolo , SP, - - 2014
Teratomas are the most commonly diagnosed germ cell tumors and occur primarily in testes and ovaries. Platinum-based therapy followed by surgical resection of the residual lesion is generally the recommended treatment. In contrast, immature uterine teratomas are rare, with few cases reported in the literature. Moreover, there is no standard ...
Lemor Daniel D *Department of Ophthalmology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana; and †Department of Ophthalmology, Louisiana State University, Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, - - 2014
To report a case of gross hematuria in a patient with previously undiagnosed urothelial carcinoma of the right ureter after intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin) injections. In this case report and review of the literature, an 81-year-old woman presented with neovascular age-related macular degeneration in the left eye. She was treated with ...
Skappak Christopher - - 2014
Entamoeba histolytica infections of the gastrointestinal tract are common in the developing world but rare in North America. The authors present two cases: one involving an individual who had not travelled to an endemic area and another involving an individual who was born in Bulgaria. Both presented with severe abdominal ...
Dina Ion I Department of Gastroenterology, St. John Emergency Hospital, "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, Bucharest, - - 2014
Colonic varices represent a very rare entity, either an incidental finding at colonoscopy or discovered due to its complication, the lower gastrointestinal bleeding. The most common cause of colonic varices is portal hypertension associated with liver disease or secondary to pancreatic conditions, like chronic pancreatitis or malignancies. The incidence of ...
Moitra Saibal S Pulmonologist, Department of Respiratory and Allergy Medicine, Charnock Hospital & Research Centre Pvt. Ltd , West Bengal, India - - 2014
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCAR) which are frequently caused by exposure to drugs and cause significant morbidity and mortality. A careful literature search revealed that only a few reports of diclofenac induced and one case of serratiopeptidase associated case report of ...
Coşkun Ozlem O Department of Neurology, Ministry of Health Ankara Training and Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. - - 2014
Hemicrania continua (HC) is a rare primary headache disorder. It presents some autonomic features (including conjunctival injection, ptosis, eyelid edema, lacrimation, nasal congestion, and rhinorrhea). Response to indomethacin treatment is the mandatory criteria for the diagnosis of HC. However, previously reported literature indicates that there are some reported cases that ...
Macleod Liam C LC University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, - - 2014
Intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is an important treatment for the management of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer because of its proven efficacy and favourable safety profile. The most common complications associated with BCG treatment are relatively minor. They include urinary frequency, cystitis, fever, and hematuria. Although serious complications are rare, patients ...
Pérez Ramírez Sara - - 2014
Spontaneous regressions of metastatic melanoma are rare, but several cases have been described in the literature. Although the mechanism of the phenomenon is not well understood, it is postulated that an activation of the immune system is behind it. Here we report the case of a patient with metastatic melanoma ...
Lee Ji Hye JH Department of Neurosurgery, Korea University Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Spinal meningiomas typically adhere to the dura matter. Non-dural based spinal meningiomas are rare and most are clear cell meningiomas. We report here the first case of a fibrous meningioma with non-dural attachment. The patient was a 49-year-old female, who complained of numbness in the legs and a gait disturbance. ...
Deshmukh Bhakti D BD Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Miraj, Maharashtra, - - 2014
Proliferating trichilemmal tumor (PTT) is an uncommon appendageal skin tumor that affects mainly elderly women. It arises from the external root sheath of the hair follicle and is most commonly observed on the scalp. Although most cases pursue a favorable clinical course and surgical excision is curative, malignant transformation has ...
Shrestha Amardeep A Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Illinois, United States of - - 2014
The emergence of multi-drug-resistant gram negative bacillary infections has regained popularity of ancient drugs such as polymyxins. We report a case of acute respiratory failure induced by use of intravenous colistimethate, which is one of the forms of polymyxin. The patient is a 31 year old female with paraplegia due ...
Geller Matthew D MD Division of Hematopathology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR. Electronic address: - - 2014
The t(4;14) (p16; q32) with fusion of the IGH (immunoglobulin heavy chain) and FGFR3 (fibroblast growth factor receptor 3) genes are rarely present in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), with only two previously reported cases. We herein describe a unique case of CLL with the occurrence of a t(4;14) ...
Asuquo J E - - 2014
The objective of this article is to report a rarely encountered case of haemophilic arthropathy which should be considered in the differential diagnosis of knee swelling. The history. physical findings and results of investigations of a patient presenting with haemophilic arthropathy and the past medical records of the patient were ...
Lee Kyung-Hwa KH Department of Pathology, Chonnam National University Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital & Medical School, Hwasun, - - 2014
A case of intractable hiccup developed by cavernous hemangioma in the medulla oblongata is reported. There have been only five previously reported cases of medullary cavernoma that triggered intractable hiccup. The patient was a 28-year-old man who was presented with intractable hiccup for 15 days. It developed suddenly, then aggravated ...
Forrester Joseph D JD Epidemic Intelligence Service Program, Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA Bacterial Disease Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease, Centers for Disease Control and - - 2014
Lyme carditis is an uncommon manifestation of Lyme disease that most commonly involves some degree of atrioventricular conduction blockade. Third-degree conduction block is the most severe form and can be fatal if untreated. Systematic review of the medical literature identified 45 published cases of third-degree conduction block associated with Lyme ...
Tong Yisha Y Vascular Surgery Unit, Austin Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, - - 2014
Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) deficiency is a recognised cause of intractable seizures in neonates. However, pyridoxine deficiency related seizures in adults were rarely reported. This article reports a case of a 79 year old lady who suffered from new-onset seizures and was successfully treated with vitamin B6. The patient had chronic ...
Sweeney Michael M Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical - - 2014
Neurogenic pulmonary edema may be a complication of multiple neurological processes. Although there is debate regarding the underlying pathophysiology, the recognition of neurogenic pulmonary edema is vitally important because of the high-potential for mortality and need for treatment of the underlying disorder. We present an example of recurrent neurogenic pulmonary ...
Press Craig C Department of Neurology, Children's Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, - - 2014
Rasmussen encephalitis (RE) is an inflammatory unilateral progressive medically refractory epilepsy associated with hemiparesis, cognitive dysfunction, and hemispheric atrophy. Here, we present 2 cases from our institution that demonstrate the dual nature of RE in 2 similarly aged children. Overall, 2 types of RE have been described: type 1 has ...
Ruo Redda M G MG Radiation Oncology Unit, Department of Oncology, S. Luigi Hospital, University of Turin, Orbassano, - - 2014
Extramedullary haemopoiesis (EMH) is a complication commonly associated with beta-thalassaemia intermedia; it is frequently asymptomatic but can sometimes lead to symptomatic tumour-like masses. No guidelines or common consensus are available in literature regarding the different treatment strategies and only single cases have been reported. We describe a case of spinal ...
Braham Emna E 1 Department of Pathology, 2 Department of Pneumology, 3 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Abderrahman Mami Hospital, Ariana, - - 2014
Carcinosarcoma is an uncommon malignant biphasic tumor that accounts for less than 1% of all lung cancers. It is defined by coexisting histologic elements of carcinomatous and sarcomatous components. We report two cases of carcinosarcoma in a 68-year-old patient and a 78-year-old patient explored for lung masses. Macroscopically, the resected ...
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