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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 ...
Kalyanaraman Balaji - - 2012
Major bleeding complications following sacral nerve stimulation (SNS, InterStim®) are exceptionally rare and have not been reported in the literature. We report a case of extensive gluteal hematoma following SNS procedure in a woman with a known history of thrombophilia.
Vella Josefa Elizabeth Olivia - - 2012
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is a rare disorder characterized by a proliferation of phagocytic histiocytes in hematopoietic organs. It is accompanied by systemic manifestations and frequently has an abrupt onset with a fulminant clinical course and high mortality. Awareness of this condition is important since early diagnosis and initiation of treatment is ...
Taaning Ellen - - 2012
Foetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT) and neonatal neutropenia caused by maternal autoantibodies against neutrophils are rare disorders. We describe a newborn with severe thrombocytopenia and intracerebral bleeding caused by maternal anti-HPA-3a alloantibodies and mild neutropenia caused by maternal autoantibodies against HNA-1b. This appears to be the first case of ...
Lefkowtiz Rafael Y - - 2012
Rattlesnake venoms can cause a wide range of adverse human health effects. However, with the availability of modern antivenin, toxicity can generally be minimized and controlled. We present a rare case of rattlesnake envenomation resulting in severe systemic effects and syndrome relapse. Management considerations and patient course are described in ...
Hoshi Manabu - - 2012
A schwannoma is a benign nerve sheath tumor commonly located in soft tissue. An intraosseous schwannoma is very rare, and only four cases involving the femur were found in a review of the English-language medical literature. We present a rare case of a schwannoma with well-defined, lytic, dumbbell-shaped and benign-appearing ...
Al-Hertani Walla - - 2012
We report on a girl with trisomy 12 mosaicism diagnosed postnatally. She has been followed from 4 months of age for developmental delay, unilateral sensorineural hearing loss, intestinal malrotation, hemi-hyperplasia, pigmentary dysplasia, retinopathy, and a vascular ring. To our knowledge, there have been no reports of complete trisomy 12 in ...
Cornejo Kristine M - - 2012
ABSTRACT:: We report a case of a very unusual combined and collision basosquamous melanocytic malignant tumor on the chest of an 84-year-old man. To our knowledge, this is the first case report describing this entity. We attempt to address the diagnostic challenge and the clinical and histological characteristics of these ...
Corrêa Zélia M - - 2012
To report an unusual case of primary paranasal sinus lymphoma associated with intraocular secondary uveal involvement. Retrospective case report emphasizing the histopathologic diagnosis as well as imaging studies, and review of the pertinent literature. The diagnosis of ophthalmologic lymphoma can be difficult due to the infrequency of the disease, the ...
Moroney P J - - 2012
Tumours of the Achilles tendon are rare. Reconstruction of the large defect following excision, however, is often a challenge and is sometimes a factor in deciding against operative treatment of a benign lesion. We report a case of excision of bilateral Achilles tendon xanthomata, with reconstruction using a flexor hallucis ...
Rabah Fatma - - 2012
Varicella (chickenpox) is a common disease of childhood, caused by varicella-zoster virus (VZV). Post-viral thromboembolism is a rare complication of VZV in childhood. We describe two children who developed lower limb deep venous thrombosis shortly after varicella infection, along with a review of 130 previously reported cases.
Nagaraj Usha - - 2012
Isolated, well-differentiated ectopic cerebellar tissue is extremely rare, with only eight cases in the literature. We describe a unique case of histopathologically proven ectopic cerebellar tissue presenting as a discrete extra-axial mass in the posterior cranial fossa. We describe the clinical, CT and MRI findings, as well as the surgical ...
Anami Katsuhiro - - 2012
Adenomyoma is a rare condition of the gastrointestinal tract, consisting of glandular structures lined by columnar or cuboidal epithelium and surrounded by smooth muscle bundles. The vast majority of adenomyomas of gastrointestinal tract have been reported to be located at the propyloric segment of the stomach and their localization in ...
Butts Craig P - - 2012
The application of accurate quantitative NOE-distance determination allows the relative stereochemical elucidation of conformationally flexible arugosin C some 39 years after its original report in the literature.
Brown Richard - - 2012
We thank the authors for their interest in our article and for their comments. Most of the literature to date regarding placental mesenchymal dysplasia (PMD) relates to cases of PMD that have surpassed the first trimester.
Pompili Maurizio - - 2012
The research literature provides evidence on the possible link between single-car accident drivers and suicidal intent, and some scholars have stressed the role of unconscious suicidal motivations in some single-car accidents. This paper review relevant literature on the topic and sheds light on neglected factors that may play a central ...
Vlahovic Aleksandar - - 2012
Galactocele is an uncommon benign breast lesion that generally occurs in young women during or after lactation as a cystic breast mass containing milk or milk-like fluid. It is an extremely rare cause of breast enlargement in infants and children. Surgery is regarded as treatment of choice and simple excision ...
Barber C M - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Since the mid-1990s, outbreaks of asthma and extrinsic allergic alveolitis (EAA) have been identified in workers exposed to metalworking fluids (MWFs). The cause of these outbreaks remains to be determined. AIMS: To identify and review all previously published occupational lung disease case definitions and diagnostic criteria that have been ...
Rogosnitzky Moshe - - 2012
Crohn's disease (CD) is a debilitating condition which still requires improvement in its management. There is a need for alternatives to anti-tumour necrosis factor drugs which are costly and beneficial in less than 50% of patients. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) has been used in the management of aminosalicylate- and steroid-resistant CD ...
Kacerovska Denisa - - 2012
ABSTRACT:: The authors report on a case of panfolliculoma with sebaceous differentiation occurring on the scalp of a 53-year-old white man and discuss the pertinent literature.
Decembrino Lidia - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: Neonatal suppurative parotitis is a rare condition characterized by swelling, pain, and erythema over the affected gland. Antimicrobials and adequate hydration are an essential part of treatment. Surgical intervention is reserved for organized abscesses and for infections not responding to medical management. METHODS: A case report and review of ...
Mafi P - - 2012
The term tissue engineering is the technology that combines cells, engineering and biological/synthetic material in order to repair, replace or regenerate biological tissues such as bone, muscle, tendons and cartilage. The major human applications of tissue engineering are: skin, bone, cartilage, corneas, blood vessels, left mainstem bronchus and urinary structures. ...
Yazici Muharrem M Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Hacettepe University, Sihhiye, Ankara 60100, Turkey. - - 2013
Early-onset spinal deformities present multiple challenges to the surgeon. They may be rapidly progressive and unresponsive to conservative treatment, necessitating surgical intervention at an early age. This text attempts to provide a review of current literature and to summarize the authors' opinions. This paper attempts to concisely review available literature ...
Hejna Petr - - 2012
  Suicidal decapitation is seldom encountered in forensic medicine practice. This study reports the analysis of a suicide committed by a 31-year-old man with a self-fabricated guillotine. The construction of the guillotine was very interesting and sophisticated. The guillotine-like blade with additional weight was placed in a large metal frame. ...
Javed Saqib - - 2012
Population-based screening studies suggest an overall prevalence of coeliac disease in Western populations of about 1%. A variety of neurological problems have been associated with coeliac disease occurring in up to 10% of cases of adult coeliac disease. We report an interesting case of a patient with coeliac disease who ...
Tierney Stephanie - - 2012
Individuals of South Asian descent have a high prevalence of comorbidities that are risk factors for the development of heart failure (HF), including diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome. However, little is known about the prevalence of HF, its management and prognosis for this population compared to Caucasians. Therefore, a literature ...
Zhang Hong Kai - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Atypical polypoid adenomyoma (APA) is an uncommon uterine tumor which is composed of atypical endometrial glands and cellular smooth-muscle stroma. At present APA is categorized as a benign lesion and treated conservatively in the literatures. However, there are also several cases reported that progressed to endometrial endometrioid adenocarcinoma (EEC) ...
Jiang Bin - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Synovial chondromatosis (SC) of the temporomandibular joint is a rare benign lesion that can extend to the adjacent bony tissue. Most studies in the literature reported cases of SC of the temporomandibular joint with extension to the skull base, but there has been no report of intracranial extension through ...
Milupi M - - 2012
Increasing numbers of cases of neonatal influenza A/H1N1/2009 are being reported in the literature but there are no specific guidelines on outbreak management. We report an outbreak of influenza A/H1N1/2009 in a newborn intensive care unit in a large district general hospital. The index case probably acquired the infection from ...
Ubelaker Douglas H - - 2012
  Research indicates that considerable bilateral asymmetry exists in the skeletons of primates, including humans. The published literature suggests that although this asymmetry may be influenced by handedness, it reflects other factors as well. Although exact statistics of handedness in the modern population are not available because definitions of handedness ...
Dowling C M - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Paratesticular tumours are rare. Rhabdomyosarcomas are the commonest malignant paratesticular tumours although tumours can arise from any paratesticular structure. Here we report a case of a primary paratesticular seminoma and a review of the literature. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 42 year old man presented with a right scrotal mass. ...
London Vanessa - - 2012
AimsComplex or composite adnexal tumours of the skin (CATS) are unusual neoplasms composed of two or more histopathologically distinct subtypes of appendageal neoplasms coexisting in a single cutaneous lesion. The authors report three examples of CATS, review literature and discuss their probable histogenesis.Methods and resultsOf the three tumours described, one ...
Popadic Svetlana - - 2012
Congenital self-healing Langerhans cell histiocytosis (CSHLCH), also called as Hashimoto-Pritzker disease, is a rare, benign variant of histiocytosis. Despite the initial dramatic clinical presentation, affected infants are otherwise healthy and skin lesions disappear spontaneously within several weeks to months. We present a case of CSHLCH presenting as blueberry muffin baby. ...
Dhingra Sadhna - - 2012
Myopericytoma arising in the visceral organs is rare and only 1 case of renal myopericytoma has been reported in the literature to date. We report the second case of myopericytoma arising in the kidney in a 40-year-old Hispanic woman who presented with pain on the left side of the abdomen ...
Marcinow Anna M - - 2012
Intraosseous hemangiomas are rare. We report the case of a 47-year-old man who presented with a gradually enlarging left zygomatic mass that had caused pain, deformity, and superficial soft-tissue swelling. Computed tomography revealed a well-circumscribed 2.0 × 2.5-cm mass with a ground-glass matrix in the left zygoma. Following surgical excision, ...
Gropper Adrienne B - - 2012
Although primary basal cell carcinoma (BCC) represents an extremely common malignancy, metastases derived from BCC are exceedingly rare. The prognosis for metastatic BCC is poor, and little consensus exists regarding predictive factors or optimal treatment strategies. Here, we present the case of a 63-year-old man with BCC of the neck ...
Adamu Ibrahim - - 2012
Splenic rupture and intracranial haemorrhage are life-threatening conditions infrequently encountered in neonates without history of birth trauma. External manifestations of birth trauma; namely, capput succadeneum and cephalhematoma, when present raise suspicions for more serious intracranial or visceral damage. Rupture of normal spleen without an obvious source of trauma in haemophilic ...
Polguj M - - 2012
During dissection of a 75-year-old Caucasian female cadaver, a trifid superior transverse scapular ligament (STSL) was found. The suprascapular nerve and vessels ran inferior to the STSL though the suprascapular notch. Measurements of the structures of the suprascapular region were taken using two complementary but independent methods: a classical method ...
Ryu Kyoung Min - - 2012
A 52-year-old woman presented with bulging of the anterior chest wall. The computed tomographic scan revealed an expansive localized mass based on the sternal manubrium. The patient was successfully treated with en bloc radical resection and reconstruction with clear resection margin. Histopathologic examination of the surgical specimen confirmed the diagnosis ...
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