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Mavridou D - - 2004
Respiratory bronchiolitis associated interstitial lung disease (RB-ILD) is a recently described clinicopathological entity that occurs almost exclusively in current heavy cigarette smokers. Few cases have been reported in the literature and no studies have been carried out on the effect of treatment, which currently consists of smoking cessation with or ...
Mishra Anupam - - 2004
The cartilaginous tumours of the nasal septum are very rare and almost always arise from the posterior part. Considering the extremely rare occurrence of chondroma arising from anterior part of septum we report such a case. The tumour was well defined, homogenous in appearance and was widely excised through lateral ...
Schexneider Katherine I - - 2004
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Fibrin sealants have been used to control surgical hemorrhage for three decades, and numerous articles have reported their use in a variety of surgical procedures in both animal models and humans. This article reviews the recent literature on fibrin sealants with the specific aim of highlighting the ...
Zatelli M C - - 2004
Few cases are reported concerning the association between cerebral aneurysms and acromegaly, and this is the first case report documenting an increase in diameter of a cerebral aneurysm in persistent acromegaly. Persistently elevated GH plasma levels might promote an increase in diameter of cerebral aneurysms. An accurate follow-up in acromegalic ...
Williams Edwin F EF - - 2004
Because of considerable morbidities and recovery time associated with CO2 laser resurfacing,many efforts are being made to discover a less ablative resurfacing modality. A thorough review of the literature demonstrates promising but less than ideal results for all of the currently used lasers. The clinical efficacy does not appear to ...
Harirchi Iraj - - 2004
The rarity of bullet emboli leads to frequent delays in diagnosis and inadequate early management. A case report of a bullet entering the right ventricle and embolization to the right axillary artery is presented. Our recent experience with this entity is described, and 160 cases reported in the English literature ...
Farrant P B J - - 2004
Scleroderma has been associated with exposure to many substances in the past ranging from vinyl chloride to silicon dioxide. In recent years there have been a number of case reports linking modern chemotherapy agents, such as the taxanes to the development of scleroderma like changes. We present a further case ...
Siablis Dimitrios - - 2004
Aneurysms of the extracranial carotid arteries (ECAA) are extremely rare. Schechter et al. [1] documented 835 cases in the literature up to 1977. One hundred and sixteen cases of ECAA have been documented in the Chinese literature since 1981, suggesting a higher prevalence of carotid aneurysmal disease in China than ...
Sasidharan C K - - 2004
Aneurysm of the vein of Galen is a rare intracranial vascular malformation. It is known to have diverse manifestations and varying severity. Four cases with different modes of presentation and outcome are reported. A mortality of 50 per cent was encountered. Among the survivors, one had neurologic sequelae whereas the ...
Naidoo Theresa - - 2004
We report here an exceptional clinical finding of a 46,XY phenotypic female with complete gonadal dysgenesis, but who was found unexpectedly to have absence of the uterus and posterior vagina. Extensive review of current and past literature failed to confirm other reports of this variant form of complete gonadal dysgenesis.
Reuben A D - - 2004
January 2002 saw the relaunch by BOC of Heliox, a gaseous mixture of helium and oxygen, for the use in a wide range of respiratory conditions. Despite a lapse of over 65 years since it was first used, and a large number of studies and case reports advocating its use, ...
Cuthbertson F M - - 2004
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a well-recognized condition in premature babies born today and in the recent past. One would not normally expect to come across evidence of its existence among older patients. We present a case of apparent regressed ROP in a lady born in May 1939, prior to ...
Jones Robert B - - 2004
The recent unprecedented convergence of significant strategic events in the compensation arena has created the need for ongoing and extensive compensation planning. This article reviews the events leading to this point, describes the implications of the results from a recent Aon study with WorldatWork, and suggests what employers can do ...
Yamakawa Haruki - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Distal aneurysms of the anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) are rare. Most of the reported cases have been located near the internal auditory meatus. Among these cases, only six located in the internal auditory meatus have been reported in the literature. METHODS: A 64-year-old female presented with sudden onset ...
Rich Ben A - - 2004
Some advocates for improved pain management have devised and had initial success utilizing a controversial new weapon-the elder abuse claim. In California, two recent cases have been brought under the state's elder abuse statutes against physicians and health care institutions. The first lead to a much publicized jury verdict against ...
Will Robert - - 2004
Current evidence indicates that variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is caused by the transmission of bovine spongiform encephalopathy to humans. The clinical and investigative features of variant CJD are relatively distinct from sporadic CJD and the neuropathological appearances are novel. The number of cases of vCJD in the UK may have peaked, ...
Avram Ronen - - 2004
An unusual case of limited radial nerve palsy secondary to a parosteal lipoma is presented, along with a thorough review of the literature. Palsy of the posterior interosseous nerve secondary to compression by a lipoma is a rare occurrence. Most cases tend to occur in the fifth to eighth decades ...
Svedman Cecilia - - 2003
Skin resurfacing with carbon dioxide (CO(2)) laser is a currently popular means of improving rhytides and scars of the face. Side effects are few, but delayed healing has been reported due to infections. A case of unexplained slow healing following CO(2) laser resurfacing in a previously healthy sixty-seven year old ...
Evans Colby C - - 2003
Aneurysms of the facial vasculature have been reported since the mid-seventeenth century from a variety of accidental, violent, and surgical injuries. Of the 386 cases of facial aneurysm reported in the world literature, 327 involve the superficial temporal artery. The nomenclature is somewhat confusing, because pseudoaneurysms are often referred to ...
Harradine N W T - - 2003
The current situation regarding self-ligating brackets is reviewed. Recent developments, clinical advantages, and remaining imperfections are described. The question of active versus passive ligation is scrutinized. The evidence regarding treatment efficiency is reviewed. Suggested clinical tips and changes of treatment mechanics are summarized and illustrated. Self-ligating brackets have reached a ...
Widuchowski Jerzy - - 2003
This study presents, based on the literature and own experience, the history, the development and current trends of the shoulder arthroscopy.<br />
Horie Nobutaka - - 2003
Three cases of giant fusiform aneurysms in the middle cerebral artery (MCA) presenting with hemorrhages of different origins are reported, and appropriate literature is reviewed to investigate the characteristics of these lesions. Two patients had suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage and the other had an intramural hemorrhage (dissection). Pathologically, these aneurysms ...
Kizilkilic Osman - - 2003
Behçet's disease (BD) is a well-known multisystem inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology. Aneurysms of the cerebral arteries are not commonly described in patients with BD. There are few cases of intracranial aneurysms with BD reported in the literature. In this study, we report endovascular treatment of BD-related ruptured intracranial aneurysms ...
Khanna Sanjay - - 2003
Schwannoma, also known as neurilemmoma, is a solitary, encapsulated peripheral tumour of neuroectodermal derivation that originates from schwann cells of neural sheath of motor/ sensory peripheral nerves or sympathetic nerves. About one- third of all schwannomas occur in head and neck region but nose and paranasal sinuses, are rare sites. ...
Carvi y Nievas Mario N - - 2003
Clinical experience about the management of patients with an unruptured intracranial aneurysm (UIA) presenting transient cerebral ischemic attacks (TIAs) is usually restricted to a few case reports. Some authors assume tha it is safe to perform an endarterectomy without acutely increasing the risk of aneurysm rupture while others reported a ...
Lee G Y F - - 2003
Well documented cases of posterior circulation de novo aneurysms are rare. We report a patient who recently presented following a third episode of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage. Subsequent cerebral angiography revealed a basilar bifurcation aneurysm. This was absent on previous angiographic studies. The current literature on de novo aneurysms is reviewed. ...
Schausberger Peter - - 2003
Cannibalism, the killing and consumption of conspecific individuals, is a common and widespread phenomenon in the animal kingdom. Cannibalism in phytoseiid mites has been known for decades but until recently reports were mainly observational and experimental data were lacking. Recently, diverse aspects of cannibalism, such as life stage-related cannibalism and ...
Aguilera J F - - 2003
We reviewed the case definitions used by 21 influenza sentinel-based surveillance networks in Western Europe. Two clinical syndromes were used with a wide range of case definitions that nevertheless shared common criteria. Although there is currently no international consensus, efforts are being undertaken to standardise influenza case definitions in Europe.
Mete Antonio - - 2003
This review covers the recent literature on inhibitors of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) between 2001 and June 2002. Some of the potential therapeutic uses of selective NOS inhibitors are highlighted in the introduction, while the main part of the review covers the patent literature of small molecule NOS inhibitors being ...
Pyszczek Iwona - - 2002
This article presents a review of the current literature on the impact of ultrasonic waves widely used in physiotherapy. There is also a presentation of therapeutic indications contraindications, with particular attention to phonophoresis.
Wong James M - - 2002
We present the case of a subclavian artery aneurysm, a rare clinical entity itself, in a patient with HIV infection. We discuss its initial presentation masquerading as a traumatic pseudoaneurysm, our evaluation, and treatment. Clinical and pathologic features in this case are discussed and compared with a review of the ...
Dewick Paul M - - 2002
This review covers recently-published experimental information on the biosynthesis of terpenoids in the range C5-C25. In addition to sections on the mevalonate and mevalonate-independent (deoxyxylulose phosphate) pathways, the review considers in turn hemiterpenoids, polyprenyl diphosphate synthases, monoterpenoids, sesquiterpenoids, diterpenoids, and sesterterpenoids. The literature from January 1998 to December 2000 is ...
Matteson Eric L - - 2002
The original and early case reports of vasculitis provide a historical context and foundation for understanding current concepts of these diseases. These early case reports are valuable as reference points for the current efforts in diagnosing, treating, and classifying vasculitis. In addition, they emphasize the importance of careful clinical observation ...
Zompro, Oliver
The newly discovered insect order Mantophasmatodea, known from two Recent species in tropical Africa and some fossils in Baltic amber, is reviewed, with all the material currently known being listed. A new genus and species is described: Praedatophasma maraisi Zompro & Adis, n. gen., n. sp. Complete information available at ...
Tabata M - - 2001
Extracranial carotid aneurysm caused by Takayasu's arteritis is extremely rare. We have experienced six cases of extracranial carotid aneurysm among 106 cases of Takayasu's arteritis that were treated surgically in the past 50 years. We herein review these cases and discuss the surgical indications and postoperative course of this rare ...
Callahan R J - - 2001
Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is a rapid treatment for psychological problems typically taking only minutes. HRV has been shown to be a strong predictor of mortality and is adversely affected by such problems as anxiety, depression, and trauma. Interventions presented in the current literature show modest improvements in HRV. Twenty ...
Handa K K - - 2001
Fire during the use of Nd-Yag laser is a very rare complication. A case report of laser fire during the use of Nd-Yag laser for congenital subglottic stenosis is reported. The probable causes for the fire, management and short review of literature are dealt with. This case report highlights the ...
Ayyappan T - - 2001
The concept of including external oblique aponeurosis along with the time-tested groin flap as a single vascularized unit heralds a versatile and unique application in the armamentarium presently available. This concept, though simple, has not been previously reported in the world literature. In view of its potential benefits and simplicity, ...
Chyu M K - - 2001
This paper gives an overview and reviews recent findings concerning turbine endwall cooling in the literature. The text below begins with a brief discussion of the secondary flows and heat transfer around cascade endwall. This will be followed by a review of recent developments in cooling concepts and related heat ...
Bonardelli S - - 2001
Right subclavian aneurysms involving the intrathoracic portion of the artery are rare and those of fibrodysplastic origin are mentioned in literature only as sporadic cases. In this article, we present two cases of this uncommon pathologic condition and discuss problems concerning diagnostic tools and technical choices. The two patients underwent ...
Catalano G - - 2001
Risperidone is an atypical antipsychotic medication commonly used to treat psychotic illnesses in adults. It is being used with increasing frequency in children and adolescents, even though it has yet to be approved for use in this population by the Food and Drug Administration. There are few reports in the ...
Kaur G - - 2001
Hepatoblastoma is the most common primary liver tumour of childhood. This is a case report of a one-year-old boy who presented with a one-month history of progressive abdominal distension and weight loss. He was cachexic, anaemic, had gross hepatomegaly and ascites. He had been born prematurely with a birth weight ...
Kroll M H - - 2000
We wanted to ascertain whether the current format of lipid laboratory reports seemed adequate to promote identification and treatment of patients with dyslipidemia. In a random survey of lipid laboratory reports from 25 laboratories, we found great inconsistencies among reporting formats and contents. Fewer than half the laboratories correctly reported ...
Patel N N - - 2000
Malignant schwannomas of the head and neck are rare tumours that offer various diagnostic and therapeutic challenges encompassing the breadth of modern histupatholagy, radiology and surgery, We describe the only reported case oj a de novo malignant schwannoma affecting the lingual nerve. Presenting a review of the literature and using ...
Loan W - - 2000
Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) is a rare, generally X-linked recessive condition, originally described by Wiskott in 1937 as a triad of discharging ears, eczema and thrombocytopoenia. Aldrich included bloody diarrhoea in his report of 1954, with severe immunodeficiency and predisposition to malignancy being recognised subsequently. The incidence currently quoted is approximately ...
Karatzas K - - 2000
The literature provides interesting evidence regarding some of the environmental characteristics of Greece during the classic era, while in recent times, the environmental consequences of urban development are impressed in the work of modern Greek writers. The present paper investigates references regarding these environmental characteristics together with their preservation in ...
Kundu I N - - 2000
Prognoma is a rare dysembryogenic tumour of infancy Very few cases have been recorded in the world literature so far A case report of this tumour affecting a female child with involvement of the right maxilla is being presented Histopathologically prognoma is a melanotic neuroectodermal tumour An increased level of ...
Kalan A - - 2000
Extramedullary plasmacytoma is a rare form of plasma cell dyscrasia, in which plasmacell tumours arise outside the bone marrow. The tumor may arise in any part of the body but the vast majority occur in head and neck, primary in the nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses or upper airway. We present ...
Nehru V I - - 2000
Kimura's Disease is a part of an ill- defined spectrum of vascular lesions of the subcutis. It is a benign chronic inflammatory condition producing subcutaneous tumour like nodules chiefly in the head and neck region with predilection for periauricular areas. It is characterised histologically by dense fibrosis, lymphoid infiltration, vascular ...
Nayak D R - - 2000
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a rare tumour in adults and involvement of paranasal sinuses is extremely rare comprising only 1.5% of reported head and neck rhabdomyosarcomas. Alveolar type, a rarer form of RMS, mainly seen in adults, has the worst prognosis. Incidence of lymph node metastases is more common in this ...
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