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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 ...
Anshun W - - 2000
Summary: Sixty-five cases of intracranial giant serpentine aneurysms (GSAs), including 61 cases reported in the literature and four additional cases presented in this study were reviewed. The clinical presentation, possible causes, natural history, and especially management of GSAs are discussed with emphasis on the need for aggressive intervention and multidisciplinary ...
Knox R - - 2000
Celiac artery aneurysms often present with histories of vague, poorly defined symptoms; and often incidentally diagnosed. Elective repair results in low morbidity and mortality. A case report and review of the available literature is presented.
Palmisano P - - 2000
This study is a review of the current literature regarding the relationship of primary open angle glaucoma and race. There is strong evidence that blacks have a much higher prevalence rate of this disease. They also tend to have a more severe clinical course. Glaucoma is the leading cause of ...
Lazinski D - - 2000
Isolated dissecting aneurysms of the posterior cerebral artery are not as rare as previously reported. Affecting primarily a younger population, this condition can be recognized by angiographic patterns, the most common being a "pearl and string" morphology. We reviewed the literature and present a series of six cases, discussing management ...
Milano G - - 2000
More than 80% of an administered 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) dose is degraded by dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD), making it an important regulator of this commonly used anticancer agent. The high variation in population DPD activity, association with 5-FU activity, and development of DPD inhibitors have all contributed to the current focus on ...
Jain R K - - 1999
Hamartoma is a relatively uncommon lesion in head and neck region. Although hamartoma is not a true neoplasm, but it behaves in tumour like manner in many ways. In this paper five cases of hamartoma of head and neck region, one case each from soft tissue cheek, soft tissue neck, ...
Saxena A K - - 1999
Rhabdomyomatous tumours are the malignant neoplasms of complex composition and deriva-tion. Three varities of Rhabdomyosarcoma are described. These are -1. Pleomorphic 2. Embryonal 3. AlveolarJuvenile Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma usually affects extremities and less commonly trunk, or-bit, soft tissues of the face (Cheek), Neck and oral cavity including the tongue and palate. ...
Nehru V I - - 1999
Only a few cases of Giant Cell tumours of temporal and sphenoid bones have been documented in English literature. Concurrent temporoshenoid location is extremely rare for a Giant Cell Tumour. These locally aggressive bonedestructive tumours usually have a fairly predictable pat-tern of spread. We present here a case of Temporosphenoid ...
Khanna A - - 1999
Occlusion angioplasty has represented a challenge since the introduction of the procedure. We report the successful use of a new, stiff, highly torquable, Teflon-coated wire, the Shinobi wire, in nine coronary occlusions and have included the detailed description of three representative cases. In the discussion we have reviewed the current ...
Turnbull P C - - 1999
The word 'problem' is seen with some frequency in relation to clear differentiation between Bacillus anthracis and B. cereus. In fact, although the close relationship of these two species is undisputed, it is only in the case of a few borderline isolates, rarely encountered in practice, that any sort of ...
Fuortes L - - 1999
Although naturally derived pyrethrins are well recognized sensitizers, there is currently some degree of controversy regarding the sensitizing potential of synthetic pyrethroids. The literature is briefly reviewed, and an outbreak of several cases of urticaria occurring in children from 1 household and associated with airborne exposure to permethrin is reported.
Kolawole T M - - 1999
Two cases of cutis verticis gyrata (CVG) one in association with a saccular aneurysm of the internal carotid artery and another with intraventricular ependymoma are reported. Not only is CVG rare, its association with intracranial aneurysms has not been reported in the literature. This paper documents those rare associations and ...
Torre J - - 1999
The case of a young male patient with a thrombosed distal ulnar artery aneurysm and digital emboli is presented. The hypothenar hammer syndrome is reviewed, with particular attention to clinical presentation, differential diagnosis and the non-invasive and invasive diagnostic evaluation. Surgical and thrombolytic therapeutic options are reviewed with reference to ...
Rajesh B C - - 1998
Peripheral ameloblastoma is a rare tumour of oral cavity. It presents as a mass without bony continuity. Here we report a unique case of peripheral ameloblastoma involving tongue, with review of relevant literature.
Munn E J - - 1998
Polyarteritis rarely involves the cerebral vasculature, and has not been reported to have an initial presentation with intracerebral aneurysms. We describe the first case of polyarteritis presenting with symptomatic intracerebral aneurysms. A literature review from 1966 to 1997 identified 5 additional cases with evidence of intracerebral aneurysms and polyarteritis. The ...
Phatak S - - 1998
A case of congenital nasopharyngeal teratoid tumour presenting since birth projecting into oral cavity through the palatal cleft & gradually increasing in size thus causing breathing & feeding difficulty in a four months old female child is presented here for its rarity. A brief review of literature and management of ...
Kaman L - - 1998
Aneurysms are a rare cause of hemobilia, and usually involved are branches of the hepatic and gastro-duodenal arteries. A case of a patient with hemobilia secondary to a pseudoaneurysm of the cystic artery is presented. Fewer than 10 cases have been reported in the literature, and in all of them ...
Knudson W E WE - - 1998
Many procedures performed by podiatric surgeons today require the use of a soft-tissue anchoring device. In recent years, many new anchoring devices have become available for use in the foot and ankle. The authors introduce a new soft-tissue anchoring device that has yet to be described in the podiatric literature ...
Cheng C A - - 1998
Superficial temporal artery (STA) aneurysms are a medical rarity. There are less than 200 patients reported in the literature. The majority of cases are of traumatic etiology and occur in young men. The senior authors reported a case of STA aneurysm in 1978. We now review the literature and report ...
Coll D P - - 1998
Since the first report of an aneurysm involving the pancreaticoduodenal arteries a century ago, only 83 cases have been reported in our collective review of the English literature. Their presentation varies from indistinct abdominal pain to hemorrhagic shock, often making the diagnosis onerous. The mortality rate in this patient group ...
Weesner B W BW - - 1998
There has been an explosion in research, articles and case reports about laser therapy during recent years. The future is promising and the literature is exciting, but sometimes conflicting in findings. A review of the literature reveals that lasers have many uses in medicine, often allowing procedures to be performed ...
Tyagi I - - 1998
Here 15 cases of advanced Juvenile angiofibroma are presented. Advantages of wide tumour exposure and preoperative embolization are discussed.
Phatak S - - 1997
A case of congenital nasopharyngeal teratoid tumour presenting since birth projecting into oral cavity through the palatal cleft and gradually increasing in size thus causing breathing and feeding difficulty in a four months old female child is presented here for its rarity. A brief review of literature and management of ...
Zhang Y - - 1997
Pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysms are quite rare; only 5 cases have been reported in the Chinese literature. The variable clinical presentations and high incidence of rupture make it difficult to diagnose and treat. In this paper we report a case of inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery aneurysm with literature review. The case was ...
Clark J D - - 1997
CASES, an audit and continuing education programme, evaluated aspects of current orthodontic practice and allowed orthodontists to identify areas where their practice differed from regional and national results. Evaluation of the CASES programme verified its value in audit and continuing education and the authors hope it will encourage similar projects ...
Job A - - 1997
A rare case of laryngeal lipoma is reported with review of literature. We describe our technique of intra laryngeal excision of this tumour by microlaryngeal dissection.
Sumby B - - 1997
The search for alternatives to metered-dose inhalers has accelerated recently in a bid to find effective products that do not use chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) propellants. This paper reviews the factors to be considered in developing dry powder inhalers (DPIs), particularly the formulation, metering design and flow path in the device. The ...
Dario A - - 1997
A case of a 56-year-old woman that developed subarachnoid haemorrhage from iatrogenic post-traumatic aneurysm of the cortical middle cerebral artery due to a ventricular tap for hydrocephalus is presented. Previous reported cases of postsurgical aneurysms of the cerebral vessels are discussed and the pathogenesis, the clinical course, the outcome and ...
Ravikumar A - - 1997
Glomus Jugulare tumours are relatively rare. In the early stages the symptoms may simulate other otological conditions such as acute otitis media. We report a case of a 34 year old male with Glomus Jugulare, where the diagnosis was initially missed and later made on development of classical symptoms. The ...
Abouzahr M K - - 1997
Aneurysms of the digital vessels are rare. An aneurysm of the radial digital artery of the index finger in a child is reported to illustrate the clinical presentation and value of magnetic resonance arteriography in diagnosis. Literature review reveals that only 18 cases have been reported. These cases are analyzed ...
Hussain F M - - 1997
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Transmyocardial laser revascularization is an investigational procedure that improves chronic angina that is not amenable to other forms of therapy. The theorized mechanism is an increased supply of oxygenated blood to the myocardium via the creation of left ventricular transmural channels. The objective of this review is ...
Asimakis P - - 1996
A review of current literature reveals continuing concerns regarding the safety and success of penetrating keratoplasty. Quality assurance within eyebanks is directed inter alia at the prevention of transmission of infection from donor to host. Recent controversy in the United Kingdom regarding the transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease underscores the need ...
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