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Goh Jason J Department of Gastroenterology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham, - - 2014
Ingested foreign body is an infrequent indication for emergency endoscopy in the adult gastroenterology practice. We describe the clinical features and endoscopic management of the first four cases of accidental ingestion of hijab pins by Muslim women in our unit, all presenting within a 12-month period. The pins were all ...
Veraldi Stefano S University of Milan, I.R.C.C.S. Foundation, Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy. - - 2014
Cordylobia sp. is a fly belonging to the Calliphoridae family. Three species of Cordylobia are known: C. anthropophaga, C. rodhaini and C. ruandae. The C. rodhaini Gedoelst 1909 lives in Sub-Saharan Africa, especially in rain forest areas. Usual hosts are rodents and antelopes. Humans are accidentally infested. Myiasis caused by ...
Aulet Ricardo Mario RM Tufts University School of Medicine, 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, - - 2014
A case of a 31-year-old male who developed profound sensorineural hearing loss following a heroin overdose is presented. The patient subsequently had a full recovery of his hearing. Other cases of this rare phenomenon are reviewed and management options are discussed.
Val-Bernal José Fernando JF Department of Anatomical Pathology, Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital, Medical Faculty, University of Cantabria and IFIMAV, Santander, Spain; - - 2014
Solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) represent an uncommon entity most frequently manifested in the pleura. We describe herein two new cases located in the jejunal and sigmoid mesentery incidentally found in patients aged 61 and 32 years. In a review of the literature, we have compiled 15 mesenteric SFTs including our ...
Chaudhary Shyam Chand SC Department of Internal Medicine, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, - - 2014
Kerosene poisoning is a common poisoning in India especially in childhood, and clinical spectrum can range from meager chemical pneumonitis to grave complications such as hypoxia, pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, and emphysema. Pyopneumothorax that may require aggressive management in the form of thoracotomy has not been reported in literature. We hereby report ...
Singh Dharam Vir DV Department of Urology, Army Hospital, Research & Referral, Delhi, - - 2014
Encountering a foreign body (FB) in the kidney is uncommon. Most of the time a FB is introduced externally (violence or accident) or through endourological interventions. An ingested FB reaching the kidneys is extremely rare. This article includes an interesting case of FB, which apparently reached the kidney through the ...
Llorens Marina Carlos I - - 2014
Wandering spleen is a rare occurrence where the spleen normal fixation to the abdominal wall is lost and thus allowed to change in position. We report a case of a child who presented with acute abdominal pain secondary to a wandering spleen complicated by torsion of its vascular pedicle. The ...
Niwa Atsushi A Department of Neurology, Mie University School of Medicine, - - 2014
We herein report an autopsy case of relapsing polychondritis encephalitis coexisting with a Lewy body pathology and also review previous autopsy cases. A 59-year-old man exhibited a tremor of the right hand, small-steppage gait and bradykinesia. Five years later, he presented with relapsing auricular chondritis and scleritis and subsequently showed ...
Mizuno Yu Y Department of Neurology, Mitsui Memorial Hospital, - - 2014
We herein report the case of a 65-year-old woman who presented with the subacute onset of dementia and subsequently developed abnormal behavior and a gait disturbance. Her condition transiently improved; however, within one month, she became drowsy and poorly responsive, with limb chorea and urinary incontinence. Her history of frequently ...
Mautone Marcela M Monash Medical Centre, Monash Health, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton, Melbourne, VIC 3168, - - 2014
Emphysematous osteomyelitis is a rare but potentially fatal condition that must be considered whenever intraosseous gas is identified on imaging. The organisms implicated in most cases of emphysematous osteomyelitis are anaerobes or members of the Enterobacteriaceae family. Significant comorbidities, such as malignancy and diabetes mellitus, frequently predispose to this condition, ...
Mansour Ossama O Neurology and Endovascular Neurology Department, Alexandria University Hospital, Champlion Street, Alazareeta, Medical Campus, Alexandria 23169, - - 2014
Spontaneous pure acute bilateral subdural haematoma (ASDH) without intraparenchymal or subarachnoid haemorrhage caused by a ruptured cerebral aneurysm is extremely rare. It can follow rupture of different aneurysms specially located in anterior incisural space; the most frequently encountered location is the PcoA aneurysms as demonstrated in the present case. We ...
Lippey Jocelyn F JF Division of General Surgery, The Northern Hospital Epping, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia - - 2014
Chylous ascites is a rare clinical entity that historically has been accompanied by high mortality due to the association with malignancy. Here we present a case of chylous ascites as a complication of mild pancreatitis in a young woman. We review the literature of similar cases, which revealed four similar ...
Arbab Dariusch D Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Aachen Medical Center, Germany (DA, - - 2013
Background. Isolated peroneus longus tendon tears are rare and represent a frequently overlooked source of lateral ankle pain and dysfunction. Only few cases of isolated peroneus longus tendon tears have been reported and a common treatment algorithm does not exist. The purpose of this study was to give an overview ...
Dua Anisha B AB University of Chicago Medical - - 2013
Adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a systemic inflammatory disorder characterized by rash, leukocytosis, fevers, and arthralgias. Pulmonary involvement has been reported rarely in AOSD, but acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is extremely rare and potentially fatal and must be recognized as potential manifestation of underlying AOSD. We present a case ...
Schep Leo J LJ National Poisons Centre, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago , Dunedin , New - - 2014
To investigate the death of Alexander the Great to determine if he died from natural causes or was poisoned and, if the latter, what was the most likely poison. OVID MEDLINE (January 1950-May 2013) and ISI Web of Science (1900-May 2013) databases were searched and bibliographies of identified articles were ...
Herbst Jonathon J Department of Pathology, WellStar Cobb Hospital, Austell, GA, - - 2014
Heat waves are not uncommon in Australia, but the event of 2009 was particularly severe and ranks third of the 21 recorded heat wave events in south-eastern Australia in terms of the resulting mortality and morbidity. This is a review of Coronial autopsy findings in South Australia (which has an ...
Wojcik Nancy C NC From ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc (Ms Wojcik and Dr Schnatter), Epidemiology & Health Surveillance, Annandale, NJ; and Independent Consultant, Epidemiologist (Dr Huebner), Montclair, - - 2013
This article describes effective strategies for the identification and valid assessment of mortality due to mesothelioma. We manually reviewed all death certificates for mention of mesothelioma for all International Classification of Diseases (ICD) revisions. We tested the accuracy of our ascertainment method by comparing New Jersey death certificate data from ...
O'Higgins Amy C AC UCD Centre for Human Reproduction, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. Electronic address: - - 2013
To carry out a 4-year review of cases of bacteremia among obstetric patients. In a retrospective review, all cases of maternal bacteremia between 2009 and 2012 were identified from the laboratory database of Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. The clinical records of each case were assessed. During ...
Chen Tzu-Hua TH Department of Family Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Department of Family Medicine, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung, - - 2013
Methanol poisoning is rare in the pediatric population, but a delay in diagnosis and intervention may cause severe morbidity and mortality. The current therapy for methanol poisoning is ethanol or fomepizole, which acts as a competitive inhibitor of hepatic alcohol dehydrogenase to inhibit the production of toxic metabolites derived from ...
Garnett Gwendolyn M - - 2013
In cases of Kawasaki's disease (KD) presenting as acute surgical abdomen, rarely has the presence of acute appendicitis been found. We report two cases of histologically confirmed acute appendicitis in the presence of KD and a review of the literature as it pertains to acute abdomen and atypical presentations of ...
Pomara Cristoforo - - 2013
Fatal blast injuries are generally reported in literature as a consequence of the detonation of explosives in war settings. The pattern of lesion depends on the position of the victim in relation to the explosion, on whether the blast tracks through air or water, and whether it happens in the ...
Zhou Qian - - 2013
The present report describes two cases of paraquat poisoning by skin absorption. The cases involved contractual workers who were spraying paraquat in an orchard. Whilst spraying, some solution adhered to their skin. The skin developed erythema followed by blistering and hemorrhaging hemorrhagic diabrosis. Six days later the patients were admitted ...
Jibiki Toshiaki T Department of Pediatrics, Chiba Kaihin Municipal Hospital, Chiba, - - 2013
Acute scrotum is a rare complication of acute Kawasaki disease (KD), less well recognized than other disease manifestations. We describe the cases of two patients, aged 59 months and 19 months, with hydrocele testis in the acute phase of KD. Scrotal ultrasound and trans-illumination were used in the diagnosis of ...
Bonney Asha G AG BC Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Room K4-226, Ambulatory Care Bldg, 4480 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4. - - 2013
A 4-year-old girl was brought into the emergency department vomiting after having had ingested a laundry detergent capsule (LDC) from under the sink at her house. What is the risk of LDC poisoning? What can be done to treat these children? Laundry detergent capsules are relatively new to supermarket shelves ...
Mumoli Laura L Department of Science of Health, School of Medicine, University of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy ; Pharmacovigilance's Center Calabria Region, University Hospital Mater Domini, Italy ; Institute of Neurology, School of Medicine, University "Magna Graecia" of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, - - 2013
β-Interferon therapy is known to be a potential trigger of suicidal behavior, but this effect has not been previously reported for other multiple sclerosis (MS) treatments, such as, natalizumab. Here we report the case history of a 32-year-old woman affected by relapsing-remitting MS, who attempted suicide during natalizumab treatment. This ...
Lippmann John J Executive Director, Divers Alert Network (DAN) Asia-Pacific, doctoral candidate, Deakin University, Melbourne, P O Box 384, Ashburton VIC 3147, Australia, Phone: +61-(0)3-9886-9166, Fax: +61-(0)3-9886-9155, E-mail: - - 2013
An individual case review of diving-related deaths reported as occurring in Australia in 2009 was conducted as part of the DAN Asia-Pacific Dive Fatality Reporting Project. The case studies were compiled using reports from witnesses, the police and coroners. In each case, the particular circumstances of the accident and details ...
Pobutsky Ann - - 2013
Patterns of domestic violence fatalities and agency responses in Hawaii have not been explicated. Retrospective reviews of events leading up to domestic violence related fatalities in Hawaii were assessed from 45 adjudicated cases that resulted in 62 fatalities for the ten year period from 2000-2009. Almost one-half of the fatalities ...
Lee Jong Im JI Department of Pathology, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Gyeongju, - - 2013
Accessory scrotum is a rare congenital anomaly that is often associated with perineal tumor or other developmental abnormalities. Because most cases are diagnosed and treated in early childhood, little is known about the natural biologic course of this entity and associated lesions through time. We present a case of accessory ...
Wan Darryl - - 2014
Context Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is a life-threatening complication of chronic traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). Objective To document and provide insight into the life-threatening sequelae associated with AD. Methods A review was conducted to identify literature which documented cases of AD associated with life-threatening outcomes (and death). The search strategy ...
Conley Sean P - - 2013
Patients with fever, vomiting, and abdominal pain commonly present to the emergency department, often generating a broad differential diagnosis. We describe the first reported case in the emergency medicine literature of acute lobar nephronia (ALN). To describe the presentation, evaluation, and management of acute lobar nephronia. A healthy 27-year-old woman ...
Allen Luke - - 2013
In England, every death in childhood is reviewed by a local multidisciplinary Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) with the intention of understanding causation and implementing interventions to reduce future deaths. This study aimed to establish how well panels work from the perspective of the paediatricians involved and to ascertain whether ...
Eckes Lena L Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Turmstrasse 21, Haus N, 10559 Berlin, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Doxylamine (DA) is widely available in pharmacies without prescription and can be used in suicidal intention because of its sedative and anticholinergic properties. Research of literature shows that only a few publications deal with post-mortem evidence of DA and its interpretation during toxicological examination. In this study, all cases with ...
Pather Selvan S The Sydney Gynaecologic Oncology Group, Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia; University of Sydney, Camperdown, New South Wales, - - 2014
Retaining the placenta in situ at caesarean section for placenta percreta and awaiting placental reabsorption is widely practiced; however, there is limited evidence on the efficacy and complications of this strategy. We present three cases of placenta percreta managed conservatively and note that all three women experienced significant complications. A ...
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Unusual presentation of thrombotic meningoencephalitis in calves Review of idiopathic necrotising enteritis diagnoses Acute interstitial pneumonia of unknown aetiology in lambs Rickets in spring-born lambs Generalised parasitism in an adult mute swan These are among matters discussed in the disease surveillance report for August from  SAC Consulting: Veterinary Services (SAC ...
Jabbar Seema B - - 2013
Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant that is consumed by large numbers of people on a routine basis, usually in the form of coffee or tea. However, if consumed in high doses, this xanthine alkaloid is profoundly toxic and can result in death.Increasingly being sold as a dietary supplement, ...
Pai Keshav K Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, - - 2013
Complications due to foreign body ingestion are rare; however, if present, these can cause significant morbidity to the patient. An overlooked ingested foreign body could present as an emergency and may prove fatal. We present a case of an accidentally ingested foreign body with delayed presentation, which migrated to the ...
Hourmozdi Justin J - - 2013
Streptococcal necrotizing myositis, also known as gangrenous myositis, is a very rare and severe soft tissue infection that predominately involves skeletal muscle and, eventually, superficial fascia and surrounding tissues. The presentation is often nonspecific until the rapidly progressing clinical course becomes apparent. A high morbidity and mortality rate has been ...
Doyon Suzanne - - 2013
Context. Deaths from overdose of acetaminophen (APAP) combination medications are reported, yet the individual ingredients are not well examined as individual putative causes of death. Objective. To examine the individual contribution of APAP or other ingredient(s) to fatalities resulting from ingestion of APAP combination products reported to poison centers. Materials ...
Lunetta Philippe - - 2013
Autoerotic accidental deaths (AAD) are increasingly reported deaths occurring during solitary sexual rituals used to enhance sexual excitement. The majority of these fatalities involve hanging or other form of self-inflicted asphyxia. The German medical literature, with the first recognized AAD published in the early 1900s, has antedated by decades the ...
Singh Yash K - - 2013
This article presents a case of and reviews the literature involving the extraoral approach for surgical removal of an ectopic mandibular third molar tooth. Case reports describing extraction of the mandibular third molar using the extraoral approach are very limited. This article describes an unusual case of an impacted, infected, ...
Wang Yuh-Jen - - 2013
Sudden death in a stable medullary infarction case frequently induces legal problems. Currently, the etiology of the most reported cases are not known because autopsy is rare. Here, we report one female patient with medullary infarction who experienced a sudden cardiopulmonary arrest during a brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study. ...
Sun Tingyi - - 2013
Pituitary apoplexy is an uncommon clinical emergency arising from hemorrhage into or infarction of a pituitary adenoma. The most common presentation is sudden headache, visual field defects and signs of hypopituitarism. It usually occurs in the age group from 20 to 50 years and affects more male than female. Sudden ...
Krishna Karthik - - 2013
Death due to ice pick injury rarely reported in forensic literature. We report death of a 16-year old male, who was allegedly assaulted on chest, back and thigh by his school-mate, with an ice pick. The accused had got the ice pick from his father's ice shop to attack the ...
Bekdache G N - - 2013
We studied 20 cases with fibrochondrogenesis (FCG) diagnosed prenatally. Four cases were diagnosed at our fetal unit, and 16 cases were identified through a review of literature (in English). The prenatal diagnosis of FCG was made in 4/20 (20%). Six (30%) patients opted for termination of pregnancy (TOP). A total ...
Hong Steven S - - 2013
To better understand the causes and outcomes of lawsuits involving otolaryngologists in the past decade by analyzing malpractice litigation trends to prevent future litigation and improve physician education. Analysis of a national database for all US civil trials. The Westlaw database was reviewed from 2001 to 2011. Data were compiled ...
Hawley Lesley A - - 2013
Methamphetamine use is an increasing problem in the United States. Despite the similarities to cocaine in clinical presentation, methamphetamine effects on the cardiovascular system are not as clearly understood. The purpose of this retrospective review is to evaluate the cardiovascular outcomes of methamphetamine exposures reported to both the California Poison ...
Neate Sandra L SL Coroners Prevention Unit, Coroners Court of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. - - 2013
To better understand the non-reporting of reportable deaths by determining the frequency and nature of reportable deaths referred to the Coroners Court of Victoria (CCOV) by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM). Review of referrals from BDM to the CCOV between 2003 and 2011 where an external cause of death ...
Simon Tracey G - - 2013
We describe the case of a patient with hemolysis-associated Clostridium perfringens septicemia and review all similar cases published in the literature since 1990, with specific focus on the relationship between treatment strategy and survival. We searched PubMed for all published cases of C. perfringens-associated hemolysis, using the medical subject terms ...
Pirkis Jane - - 2013
There is a substantial literature which demonstrates that irresponsible reporting of suicide can lead to copycat acts and, as a result, many countries have developed guidelines for media professionals. Some of the recommendations in these guidelines draw directly on the evidence and describe how reporting can be done in a ...
Balázs Judit - - 2013
Certain types of news coverage can increase the likelihood of suicide. This study explores, how media covered a suicide case in a country, where there was no available guideline, though it was among the leading countries in suicide statistics. The specific aim was to compare the first and second waves ...
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