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Evans Amlyn L - - 2006
We present a case report of a 56-year-old woman with a ruptured fusiform aneurysm of a fenestrated A(1) segment of the anterior cerebral artery (ACA). Fenestrated A(1) segments are rare and only a few case reports have been published of a saccular type aneurysm formation. To the best of our ...
Franchini Massimo - - 2006
Recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) (NovoSeven) is a novel hemostatic agent originally developed to treat bleeding episodes in hemophilic patients with inhibitors against coagulation factors VIII and IX. In recent years, rFVIIa has also been employed for the management of uncontrolled bleeding in a number of congenital and acquired hemostatic ...
Sułowicz Władysław - - 2006
Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) emerged recently as the potentially life-threatening condition secondary to anti-Epo antibodies. Vast majority of cases were reported from Western European countries and were secondary to subcutaneous injections of Epoietin alpha. Here we describe possibly for the first time in the literature the case of PRCA ...
Golda Nicholas - - 2006
Recently, the biologics have emerged as a new class of drugs for systemic therapy of psoriasis with efalizumab (Raptiva) being one of the most recently FDA-approved agents. We report a case of a 34-year-old Caucasian male who experienced psoriasis rebound during a 7-week lapse in treatment with subcutaneous efalizumab 0.8 ...
Bozzetto-Ambrosi Patricia - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Pseudoaneuryms of the MMA are rare lesions, accounting for less than 1% of all intracranial aneurysms. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a case of a spontaneous intracerebral hematoma that DSA revealed as ispilateral traumatic PMMA. The lesion was managed through an endovascular approach, and definitive embolization of pseudoaneurysm and parent ...
Wilson Stephen J - - 2005
Sepsis remains a significant problem and cause of morbidity and mortality in intensive care. Vasopressin infusions are currently used as rescue therapy for the treatment of vasodilatory, catecholamine-resistant septic shock. At present, there are no large randomised, controlled trials in the literature investigating vasopressin in this role, although two such ...
Jones Huw D - - 2005
Since the first report of wheat transformation by Agrobacterium tumefaciens in 1997, various factors that influence T-DNA delivery and regeneration in tissue culture have been further investigated and modified. This paper reviews the current methodology literature describing Agrobacterium transformation of wheat and provides a complete protocol that we have developed ...
Paolini S - - 2005
Intracranial arterial vasospasm is a typical sequela of subarachnoid haemorrhage. The association between symptomatic vasospasm and unruptured aneurysms has been sporadically presented in the literature. The pathogenesis of this unusual entity is unclear. The published cases were collected in this review and analysed with regard to timing, clinical presentation and ...
Roberto E. Reis
The recent examination of the holotypes of Callichthys thoracatus and Callichthys longifilis led to important modifications in the nomenclature of the two species of Megalechis. Inspection of these holotypes demonstrated that they represent the species that has commonly been referred to in current literature as Megalechis personata. Because C. thoracatus ...
Baldauf J - - 2005
The authors report a case of an intracranial aneurysm associated with von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis. A 34-year-old woman presented with a history of headaches, unconsciousness and neck rigidity. Widespread cutaneous neurofibromas were found. Investigations revealed an aneurysm of the anterior communicating artery. The authors discuss this case and review the relevant ...
Chan Ngai Yin - - 2005
Two cases are reported of inappropriate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator shocks due to external alternating current leak. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) can mimic cardiac signals and cause inappropriate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) shocks. EMI can arise from the normal functioning of electrical appliances or from alternating current leak. The two cases had inappropriate ICD ...
Ghorashian Sara - - 2004
Recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) has been widely used in the treatment of bleeding episodes in haemophiliac patients with inhibitors. In haemostatic circles it has also been assessed in reversing oral anticoagulant therapy. Over the last few years, it has been used "off-label" in patients with uncontrolled bleeding due to haemostatic ...
Schiller Jeffrey D - - 2004
PURPOSE: To retrospectively determine the incidence of deepening of the superior sulcus after isolated CO2 laser lower transconjunctival blepharoplasty. METHODS: Retrospective case review and prospective measurement of the amount of fat resected in isolated laser lower blepharoplasty in 39 patients. RESULTS: Significant deepening of the superior sulcus occurred in 10% ...
Michael Ohl
Dolichurus heevansi, new species, is described from Baltic amber (Middle Eocene). It is the first fossil representative of a modern day genus in Ampulicidae. Putative relationships of D. heevansi with recent Dolichurus and fossil Ampulicidae are discussed. The taxonomic status of all known fossil Ampulicidae is evaluated.
Chockalingam Anand - - 2004
Right atrial aneurysm (RAA) or RA diverticula are described as saccular structures originating from the RA free wall. This must be differentiated from aneurysmal dilation of the entire right atrium. We diagnosed three cases of RAA since 2000. The first patient presented with effort intolerance, the second with recurrent palpitations, ...
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 ...
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