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Tahasildar Naveen - - 2012
Pathological dislocation of the hip has been reported as a complication in various hip disorders. Several pathomechanisms including capsular laxity, synovial hypertrophy, and acetabular and proximal femur destruction have been described. We report a case of bilateral pathological dislocation of the hip in a 6-year-old girl secondary to tuberculous arthritis ...
Pironi Loris - - 2012
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Indications and timing for referral for intestinal transplantation (ITx) were investigated through a review of the literature on home parenteral nutrition (HPN) for benign intestinal failure and a benchmarking to the results of a prospective European survey which evaluated the appropriateness of the current indications for ITx. ...
Rahman Monira - - 2012
A 43-year-old man with a hyper-immunoglobulin M syndrome due to CD40 ligand deficiency presented with insidious onset of recurrent diarrhoea and deranged liver function tests. Standard stool microscopy was repeatedly negative for cryptosporidia but immunofluorescent testing and polymerase chain reaction demonstrated the presence of infection eventually. Despite both paromomycin and ...
Dan Dilip - - 2012
Extrauterine leiomyomas are rare, benign, and may arise in any anatomic sites. Their unusual growth pattern may even mimic malignancy and can result in a clinical dilemma. Occasionally, uterine leiomyomas become adherent to surrounding structures. They also develop an auxiliary blood supply, and lose their original attachment to the uterus, ...
Abou-Zeid Elias - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Morvan syndrome is characterized by central, autonomic, and peripheral hyperactivity. Examples of central hyperactivity include confusion, memory problems, hallucinations, insomnia, and myoclonus; examples of autonomic hyperactivity include hyperhidrosis and fluctuations in blood pressure; examples of peripheral hyperreactivity include clinical or electrophysiological evidence of painful cramps, myokymia, and neuromyotonia. We ...
Abi Rachid - - 2012
We report a new case of a Corynebacterium striatum endocarditis on a carrier of a pacemaker. Corynebacterium striatum was isolated from blood culture, the pulse generator and the pacing lead. A literature review of Corynebacterium striatum endocarditis on a carrier of pacemaker was conducted.
Wanden-Berghe Carmina - - 2012
The objective of this study is to establish a methodological proposal in order to carry out qualitative systematic reviews and apply these findings to a review of Omega-3 Fatty Acids with respect to health and illness. Based on a methodological proposal, a general protocol was developed to provide a sound ...
Giuliano S - - 2012
Infective endocarditis (IE) due to Abiotrophia and Granulicatella species, previously referred to as nutritionally variant streptococci (NVS), occurs rarely and is often associated with negative blood cultures. Rates of treatment failure, infection relapse and mortality are higher than those of endocarditis caused by other viridans streptococci. We report a case ...
Rescigno Pasquale - - 2012
Guidelines on the treatment of metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the penis are limited to a few prospective trials. Cisplatin-based regimens represent the standard of treatment with promising activity of taxanes. Recently, epidermal growth factor receptor overexpression has been shown in these patients. We treated an elderly man with a ...
Wiwanitkit Somsri - - 2012
Pyogenic brain abscess is important in neurology. This infectious disease is fatal and the management is usually complicated. Here, the authors review and discuss the clinical aspects of pyogenic brain abscess found in the earlier reports from a tropical setting in Thailand. The literature review was compiled through standard reference ...
Viswanatha B - - 2012
Osteomas are benign tumours characterized by proliferation of compact or cancellous bone. The most common site is the mandible, followed by the sinuses. These tumours are slow-growing, usually asymptomatic, and are generally discovered as incidental radiological findings. Osteomas occur commonly in frontal sinus, followed by the ethmoid and maxillary sinus, ...
Ficarra Vincenzo - - 2012
Although the initial robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) series showed 12-mo potency rates ranging from 70% to 80%, the few available comparative studies did not permit any definitive conclusion about the superiority of this technique when compared with retropubic radical prostatectomy (RRP) and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP). The aims of this ...
Lykoudis Efstathios G - - 2012
Tumoral calcinosis, a rare benign clinical condition resembling a neoplasm, is characterized by calcium deposits, usually located in the soft tissues around the large joints. It can be primary or secondary to renal failure and hyperparathyroidism. This report describes an unusual case of recurrent tumoral calcinosis presenting as a huge ...
Hoekzema Craig R CR Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, - - 2012
Although oropharyngeal neoplasia can often lead to dysphagia, salivary gland tumors rarely grow within the tongue base. We present the case of a 75-year-old man with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the base of the tongue causing profound dysphagia and weight loss, and provide a current literature review and update on ...
Ni Riordain R - - 2012
Oral Diseases (2012) This review aims to investigate the patient-reported outcomes currently used in the burning mouth syndrome literature and to explore whether any standardisation of such measures has taken place. Electronic databases were searched for all types of burning mouth syndrome studies using patient-reported outcome measures. Studies were selected ...
Dettrick Andrew - - 2012
Sclerosing hemangioma (pneumocytoma) is a rare benign lung tumor with uncertain histogenesis but characteristic histology. Reports of the cytopathology of this tumor are even rarer with only a handful of cases in the literature-many of these incorrectly diagnosed by cytology initially. Herein, we describe a case of sclerosing hemangioma diagnosed ...
Azer Samy A - - 2012
Background: Peer reviewing for medical education journals is an art, a privilege, a responsibility and a service to the profession. Writing a review report requires skills and commitment and takes time. Novice reviewers may be interested in participating in this service, but they might lack sufficient knowledge of their role ...
Romero-Rojas Alfredo E - - 2012
We have described a primary esophageal meningioma (MG) clinical case diagnosed in a 62-year-old woman; also, we review the literature about extracranial MGs. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of an extracranial MG occurring primarily in the esophagus. These are benign neoplasms reported classically in the central ...
Crowley T P - - 2012
We present a case of spontaneous seroma of the ear, which can be encountered in the plastic surgery clinic. We describe our management and briefly review the literature regarding this interesting condition.
Brennan Ian M IM Ian M Brennan, Muneeb Ahmed, Section of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, United - - 2012
Portal vein thrombosis is an uncommonly reported complication of percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC). A thorough review of the available literature shows no reported cases. In this case, a 29 year old female presented on two separate occasions with portal vein thrombosis following PTC without drain placement. This unusual complication of ...
Dangol Amir - - 2012
Gerbode defect, a left ventricle to right atrium (LV-RA) communication, is usually congenital. Acquired LV-RA communications are rare and only few case reports of successful trans-catheter closure have been published though none of them were on infants. We hereby report a rare case of LV to RA shunt acquired following ...
Hunter Gary - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis continues to pose a diagnostic and treatment challenge since the original descriptions by Bickerstaff and Miller-Fisher. The clinical syndrome overlaps with AIDP and MFS, but is accompanied by decreased level of consciousness not attributable to other causes, and the variable presence of long-tract signs. METHODS: The ...
Graceffa Giuseppa - - 2012
Primary thyroid schwannomas are extremely rare tumors and there are very few reports of such tumors in the literature. This report presents a rare case of schwannoma involving the isthmus of the thyroid in a 47-year-old male, presenting as a symptomatic predominating cold nodule within a multinodular goiter. The patient ...
Rani Hephzibah - - 2012
The Chiari Malformation is a neural tube defect involving the posterior cranial fossa and the hind brain, characterized by herniation of the posterior fossa contents below the level of the foramen magnum. Four types were described by Hans Chiari in the late 19th century. Of these, Type III is exceedingly ...
Soulard Raoulin - - 2012
Lipoma is an extremely common and ubiquitous benign soft tissue tumor composed of mature adipose tissue, with frequent differentiation towards other mesenchymal elements such as blood vessels, fibrous tissue, or muscle. They are typically slow-growing, encapsulated, superficial or deep, and have a wide range in size depending on their location. ...
Kumar Arvind - - 2012
We report a case of a 52-year-old businessman who was allegedly injected with organochloro compound (OC) in his abdomen by his business rivals by means of a surgical needle and a syringe. Homicide by OC injection via an intraperitoneal route has not been reported in the literature. Postmortem findings along ...
Ribero Simone - - 2012
ABSTRACT: We report a case of a melanoma arising after about 10 years after a burn injury. This is an uncommon example of a carcinogenetic event that could be prevented or diagnosed early. Usually, the mutagenic event clinically appears many years after the burn especially if it was not treated ...
Kable Ashley K - - 2012
AIM: This paper describes a structured approach for documenting a search strategy, prior to the scholarly critique and review of the retrieved literature. BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT: There has been a shift in publication expectations when it comes to the presentation of a literature review, from the more traditional narrative review ...
Ramanah Rajeev - - 2012
The objective of this work was to collect and summarize relevant literature on the anatomy, histology, and imaging of apical support of the upper vagina and the uterus provided by the cardinal (CL) and uterosacral (USL) ligaments. A literature search in English, French, and German languages was carried out with ...
Wolff R - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The goal of this work was to demonstrate the efficacy of stereotactic gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) for the treatment of neurocytoma by means of a case report and a comprehensive literature review. CASE REPORT: A locally recurrent atypical neurocytoma in the area of the left third ventricle ...
Yoon Young Kyung - - 2012
Secondary pure red cell aplasia (PRCA), as an extrahepatic manifestation of hepatitis A virus infection, has been reported on rare occasions. We report herein an unusual case of hepatitis A complicated by PRCA. In addition, we reviewed nine cases reported in the English literature. Our case of nonfulminant hepatitis A ...
Ehlert Karoline - - 2012
Ehlert K, Groll AH, Rossig C, Fruehwald MC, Juergens H. Late graft failure in FA - case report and review of the literature. Abstract:  Hematological disorders in patients with FA can only be cured by allogeneic HSCT. Severe infections in primary and early secondary graft failures pose a particular risk. ...
Obuchowicz Anna Karolina - - 2012
Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma (MC) is an infrequent, highly malignant neoplasm of the soft tissues and bone. It is very rare in the pediatric age group, especially in the intraspinal location. Only 24 cases have been reported to date. The authors present a case of a 14-year-old boy with an intraspinal MC ...
Jung H - - 2012
Objective:We report two extremely rare cases of polyps from unilateral accessory middle turbinates, one of which coexisted with a polyp from an inferomedially projecting, pneumatised, secondary middle turbinate.Methods:Case report and literature review concerning accessory middle turbinate and secondary middle turbinate.Results:Two patients presented with unilateral nasal obstruction. In both patients, nasal ...
Han Dong Kyun - - 2012
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare but potentially fatal disorder. There have been a few reports on HLH secondary to scrub typhus in adults. Here, we describe the case of a 9-year-old Korean girl who presented with the typical findings of HLH. Despite adequate antirickettsial and HLH treatment, the neurological ...
Kotby M N - - 2012
Despite the presence of a number of good publications during the past two decades, the posterior glottis (PG) is still not clearly appreciated in clinical laryngological practice. This study focuses on searching the literature to find out the present day awareness of the PG, as well as highlighting some of ...
Thyparampil Preeti - - 2012
Simple lipomas of the eyelid are rare. We present a case of a 61-year-old man, who presented with 6 months of a slowly worsening blepharoptosis. On examination, that patient was noted to have a palpable, soft mass in the medial left upper eyelid. Histopathological examination of the mass revealed mature ...
Gordon Shayna - - 2012
  Eccrine spiradenoma is a rare benign adnexal tumor that usually occurs as a solitary nodule, although there are reports of multiple eccrine spiradenomas occurring in a segmental, linear, blaschkoid, or zosteriform pattern. Segmental eccrine spiradenomas have rarely been reported with onset occurring in childhood or adolescence. We describe a ...
Singh S - - 2012
Scleromyxoedema, also known as generalized lichen myxoedematosus, is a cutaneous mucinosis characterized by a generalized papular and sclerodermoid eruption, mucin deposition, increased fibroblast proliferation and fibrosis. It is often associated with underlying monoclonal gammopathy, and it responds poorly to treatment. There are very few reports of nodular eruption in scleromyxoedema. ...
Hoche Franziska - - 2012
This article summarizes evident and recent findings on the characteristics of the neurological phenotype in ataxia telangiectasia (AT), reviews neuropathological and neuroradiological findings, and outlines therapeutic treatment options. In addition, this review offers an overview of current hypotheses on mechanisms of neurodegeneration in AT and discusses their relevance in clinical ...
Petrone Gianluigi - - 2012
Primary salivary neuroendocrine neoplasms are extremely rare, with only 1 case of carcinoid tumor and 7 cases of primary large-cell neuroendocrine carcinomas having been reported. Salivary small-cell neuroendocrine carcinomas are more frequent, accounting for less than 2% of all salivary malignancies. In addition to a literature review on the subject, ...
Budzik Jonathan M - - 2012
Nocardia farcinica is a gram-positive, partially acid-fast, methenamine silver-positive aerobic actinomycete. Nocardia spp. are opportunistic pathogens, and N. farcinica is the least common species of clinical importance. Review of the recent literature and description of a immunocompetent patient with no known risk factors who contracted fatal N. farcinica sepsis. Positive ...
Sami Walid Mohammad - - 2012
Expenditure related to neurosurgery has increased unevenly since the early 1990s. In this study we explored the literature by which clinical evidence is obtained to better direct neurosurgical practice. We searched different types of neurosurgery literature and four major neurosurgical procedures (excision of brain lesion, cerebral aneurysm clipping/coiling, discectomy, spine ...
Naji Hussein - - 2012
PURPOSE: Transverse testicular ectopia (TTE) is a well described, rare congenital abnormality of testicular descent, in which both testes migrate through one inguinal canal. The objective of this work was to present three cases of TTE, one of them with a common vas deferens. To our knowledge, a fused vas ...
Shang Shih-Ta - - 2012
There are few reports of invasive infections caused by Brevundimonas vesicularis. We report two cases of B vesicularis bacteremia confirmed by culture and 16S rRNA sequence analysis with highly variable sensitivity to broad-spectrum antibiotics. Initial empiric therapy with anti-pseudomonal antibiotics plus trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for hospital-acquired B vesicularis infections should be considered.
Landi Alessandro - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: Several techniques have been proposed for treating cervical spine instability due to rheumatoid arthritis. The aim of this study was to screen the different treatment options used in this pathology to evaluate the best form of treatment when the progression of rheumatoid disease affected the cranio-vertebral junction (CVJ) stability. ...
Deloison B - - 2012
Objective: To evaluate the prognosis of prenatally diagnosed vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation (VGAM) in a large cohort. To review the literature on prenatally diagnosed VGAM. Study design: This was a retrospective study of all cases of prenatally diagnosed VGAM managed in our referral center during a 10 years period. ...
Mulder C H - - 2012
The objective of this study was to review the literature and compare different surgical methods for the management of coronoid process hyperplasia. A literature search was performed for publications since 1995. Case characteristics were extracted (age, sex, duration of symptoms, form, maximal mouth opening and treatment) and entered into a ...
Sharma Namrata - - 2012
We report a case of recalcitrant microbial keratitis after epipolis laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (epi-LASIK) surgery caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and review the literature on resistant Pseudomonas keratitis after excimer laser surgery. Microbial keratitis occurred two weeks after epi-LASIK surgery and was resistant to fluoroquinolones, aminoglycosides and macrolides but sensitive ...
Finfgeld-Connett Deborah D Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA. - - 2013
To report literature search strategies for the purpose of conducting knowledge-building and theory-generating qualitative systematic reviews. Qualitative systematic reviews lie on a continuum from knowledge-building and theory-generating to aggregating and summarizing. Different types of literature searches are needed to optimally support these dissimilar reviews. Articles published between 1989-Autumn 2011. These ...
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