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Wasserscheid Katharina - - 2013
BACKGROUND: Colchicine is used as an anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of gout, familial Mediterranean fever, and Behçet disease. However, because of its potent inhibition of mitosis, adverse effects and symptoms of intoxication are frequent. Clinical manifestations of colchicine intoxication include abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and multiorgan failure including cardiovascular collapse ...
Goedee Stephan - - 2013
Delayed postanoxic encephalopathy is reported infrequently and is characterised by a lucid interval of seemingly good recovery from an anoxic insult. Days or even weeks may pass before changes in behaviour, motor responses or consciousness occur. Neurological deterioration may progress to coma, death or severe disability, whereas some patients have ...
Desai Bobby - - 2013
We present a case of traumatic proptosis in a competitive football player. This entity can occur with a significant decrease in vision, but in this case it did not. Some other causes of this condition are also discussed. A review of some traumatic conditions that may cause proptosis is provided ...
Menon Suresh - - 2013
To highlight the clinical and radiologic features and management of craniofacial fibrous dysplasia with review of literature. A retrospective review of 6 patients who underwent surgical treatment in a tertiary healthcare centre was done using the parameters of patients' details, clinical features, radiological findings, management and postoperative review. Of the ...
Meyyappan R M - - 2013
Lymphangiomas are lymphatic malformations commonly seen around the neck, axillary region and the mediastinum. Perirenal lymphangiomatosis is very rare with only a few cases being reported in literature. We present a case of symptomatic perirenal lymphangiomatosis in a female of childbearing age, managed laparoscopically by deroofing and marsupialization.
Rajapakse Thilini - - 2013
The rate of non-fatal self-poisoning in Sri Lanka has increased in recent years, with associated morbidity and economic cost to the country. This review examines the published literature for the characteristics and factors associated with non-fatal self-poisoning in Sri Lanka. Electronic searches were conducted in Psychinfo, Proquest, Medline and Cochrane ...
Mahendru Rajiv - - 2013
Presented hereunder is probably the first reported case of endometriosis at the vaginal apex following vaginal hysterectomy. No other similar case could be traced in the review of the literature.
Sheeja Sainulabdeen - - 2013
Placental mesenchymal dysplasia (PMD) is a recently recognized, rare placental vascular anomaly characterized by placentomegaly and grape-like vesicles mimicking partial molar pregnancy. It is associated with significant fetal morbidity and mortality. We describe the histologic features of PMD in two different cases with different disease outcomes, one in a preterm ...
Hoyerup Peter - - 2013
With only 34 prior cases in world literature, partial priapism (PP), also called partial segmental thrombosis of the corpus cavernosum, is a rare urological condition. The aetiology and treatment of PP is still unclear, but bicycle riding, trauma, drug usage, sexual intercourse, haematological diseases and α-blockers have been associated with ...
Krishnakumar K S - - 2013
Penile amputation is rare and hence the paucity of experience and publication. We present our case of self-inflicted penile amputation, which was successfully managed with microsurgical replantation, with relevant literature review.
Khimani Amina - - 2013
Snakebites are often believed to be poisonous. However, this is not always the case. In fact, each bite differs from snake to snake, depending on if the snake is poisonous and if there is envenomation. Venom in pit viper snakebites is often associated with local necrosis. The abundant literature selections ...
Page Cristy - - 2013
The authors report a clinically relevant and possible cause of haemolytic anaemia from ingestion of a Mexican tea from the Neem tree, also known as Azadirachta indica, in a 35-year-old Hispanic man who was found to have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency.
Backer Lorraine C - - 2013
Cyanobacteria (also called blue-green algae) are ubiquitous in aquatic environments. Some species produce potent toxins that can sicken or kill people, domestic animals, and wildlife. Dogs are particularly vulnerable to cyanotoxin poisoning because of their tendency to swim in and drink contaminated water during algal blooms or to ingestalgal mats.. ...
Adhikari Laura J - - 2013
A case of a 27 year old G1P0 female with a dichorionic, diamniotic twin pregnancy presenting with premature rupture of membranes found to have omental caking and diffuse yellow-tan peritoneal nodules, clinically suspicious for carcinomatosis. The case work-up showed this to be an example of florid-diffuse peritoneal deciduosis mimicking carcinomatosis ...
Ichigo S - - 2013
Aortic dissection in young women without Marfan disease is related in most instances to pregnancy. This is a potentially catastrophic occurrence. An autopsy case of acute aortic dissection type B (Stanford classification), clinically undiagnosed during late puerperium period in a young woman with no discernible risk factors (e.g. family history ...
Wortzel Hal S - - 2013
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a global health concern, and the recent literature reports that a single mild TBI can result in chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). It has been suggested that CTE may lead to death by suicide, raising important prevention, treatment, and policy implications. Thus, we conducted a systematic ...
Dimitriadis Panagiotis A PA General Surgery Department, Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Road, Reading RG1 5AN, - - 2013
A 22-year-old pregnant woman presented at the twenty-seventh week of gestation in the Emergency Department with acute abdominal pain and right iliac fossa tenderness. Urgent MRI was done and was suggestive of acute appendicitis. A laparoscopy was performed that confirmed an inflamed and purulent appendix that was removed. The technique ...
Usta Taner A TA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, 34200 Istanbul, - - 2013
We present a rare case with gossypiboma following cesarean section which led to uterine wound dehiscence. A 30-year-old woman had been submitted to an emergency cesarean section 4 months previously at another hospital. Clinical and ultrasound findings revealed a large intra-abdominal mass and diffuse peritonitis. At laparotomy, a gossypiboma causing ...
Breen Micheál M Department of Radiology, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland ; Department of Radiology, Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, - - 2013
We report a case of acute idiopathic scrotal edema (AISE) in a 4-year-old boy who presented with acute scrotal pain and erythema. The clinical features, ultrasound appearance, and natural history of this rare diagnosis are reviewed. In this report, we highlight the importance of good ultrasound technique in differentiating the ...
Choi Charles H - - 2013
We report a case of a retained foreign body in the right atrium and the review of the literature discussing several cases where the poor attention and management of medical staff has led to worsening consequences to patient's health. In our case the mass demonstrated on MRI scan turned out ...
Munksgaard Peter Svenssen PS Deparment of Nuclear - - 2013
Mazabraud's syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by the association of single or multiple intramuscular myxomas with fibrous dysplasia. Here, we present the first case of Mazabraud's syndrome visualized on 18F-FDG PET/CT with histopathological confirmation of the myxoma. Our case demonstrates a slightly increased FDG uptake (SUVmax 2.1) within the ...
Artul Suheil S Department of Radiology, Nazareth Hospital, Safed, Israel ; Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee, Bar-Ilan University, Safed, - - 2013
Neonatal terminal ileum volvulus in the absence of malrotation has never been reported before in English literature. However, another similar rare entity known as neonatal primary segmental volvulus without malrotation has been reported before. Volvulus, in general, is an extreme emergency and cases not diagnosed in time lead to death. ...
Erden Abdulsamet A Internal Medicine Department, Kayseri Training and Research Hospital, Kayseri, - - 2013
It is estimated that there are over 5,000 species of mushrooms worldwide. Some of them are edible and some are poisonous due to containing significant toxins. In more than 95% of mushroom toxicity cases, poisoning occurs as a result of misidentification of the mushroom by an amateur mushroom hunter. The ...
Meyer Michael Andrew MA Department of Neurology, Tennova Health Care , Knoxville, TN, - - 2013
Delayed post-hypoxic leukoencephalopathy is a rare clinical phenomenon usually observed in a small number of carbon monoxide poisoning survivors. A similar phenomenon is reported here in a patient who successfully recovered from a large overdose of diazepam and methadone, but then abruptly declined 3 weeks after the initial event. Magnetic ...
Smith James Andrew JA Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, - - 2013
A number of recent articles attribute the origin of the use of cervical balloon dilation in the induction of labor to either Barnes in the 1860s or Embrey and Mollison in the 1960s. This review examines the historical record and reveals that, based on current practice attribution should rather be ...
Türkmen Nursel N Uluda─č University Medical Faculty, Forensic Medicine Department, Council of Forensic Medicine of Turkey, Bursa Morgue Department, Bursa, - - 2013
The presence of vermiform appendix in inguinal hernia is rare and is known as Amyand's hernia. Reported case was 73 years old man admitted to the hospital with chest pain who dead soon after admittance in the emergency department of the university hospital. In the macroscopic autopsy investigation, after opening ...
Efthimiadis G K - - 2012
We present a case of patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and an anomalous right coronary artery with left main artery origin and an interarterial course. The coexistence of these two different entities is extremely rare but of major clinical significance because both are associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac ...
Trivedi Tarak K - - 2012
Although deaths are often reported in the context of norovirus outbreaks, clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of the decedents prior to death are not well established. Through a literature review of published reports of deaths associated with norovirus infection, we identified and summarized 158 norovirus-associated deaths in 12 countries from 1988 ...
Kajihara Hiroki - - 2013
A previously reported autopsy case of eosinophilic coronary periarteritis (ECPA, or isolated eosinophilic coronary periarteritis, IECPA), and an additional six autopsy cases of ECPA are reported. In addition, another four autopsy cases of ECPA reported in the literature are discussed. Fifteen cases of ECPA with spontaneous coronary dissection (hematoma), which ...
Jaekers Joris - - 2012
The use of hip arthroscopy for diagnostic and therapeutic reasons has been steadily increasing over the last decade. It is considered a safe procedure, but some complications may be potentially life threatening. We present a case of intra-abdominal accumulation of irrigation fluid during hip arthroscopy in a 26-year-old patient. A ...
Byrne Michael - - 2012
The reversal of low-molecular-weight heparins, particularly at supratherapeutic levels, remains challenging. The paucity of literature available to guide the treatment of these patients makes their management difficult for primary care providers, surgeons, and subspecialists alike. We report the case of a 34-year-old woman, who intentionally overdosed on enoxaparin (Lovenox) in ...
Jain Deepali - - 2012
Hidradenoma papilliferum is a benign adnexal tumor originating from apocrine glands of skin. It is commonly seen in the anogenital region of middle-aged women and presents as an asymptomatic, slow-growing, solitary nodule. Rarely this tumor occurs at extragenital sites and is called ectopic hidradenoma papilliferum. Although head and neck is ...
Polat A Kamali - - 2012
Removable dentures are commonly used in routine dental practice at older ages. Accidental swallowing of various numbers of teeth has been reported in the literature before. However, total swallowing of removable mandibular prostheses in this size is a very rare emergency. In this study, we reported a case of accidental ...
Wladis Edward J - - 2012
Synovial sarcomas are rare malignancies. Metastatic synovial sarcomas carry a particularly poor prognosis. While primary orbital lesions have been documented, the authors are aware of only one previous report of metastatic synovial sarcoma to the orbit. In this report, the second case of a metastatic synovial sarcoma to the orbit ...
Chan Thomas Y K - - 2012
Detailed investigations of all reported cases of herb-induced aconite poisoning are necessary to identify the major contributory causes so that preventive measures can be formulated. In the present review of 12 fatal cases that were published in the medical journals during 1992 and 2011, the available clinical data and forensic ...
Cocks Jeannie - - 2012
This study aimed to establish the incidence of homicide, associated pathology of trauma and victim profiles in cases admitted to or managed as homicidal deaths at the Pretoria Medico-Legal Laboratory (PMLL) over the period of 2007-2008. A total of 1088 cases were reviewed. Homicides accounted for 22.7% of all cases ...
Lin Pei-Chen - - 2012
Neonicotinoids are a new class of insecticides widely applied for crop protection. These insecticides act as agonists at nicotinic acertylcholine receptors, which cause insect paralysis and death. The high specificity for receptors in insects was considered to possess highly selective toxicity to insects and relative sparing of mammals. However, an ...
Bradley Amber M - - 2012
Intrathecal (IT) methotrexate (MTX) overdose is a medical emergency. Available interventions include cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage and ventriculolumbar perfusion, which are limited by timing and/or availability. Carboxypeptidase G2 hydrolyzes MTX into inactive metabolites and represents a promising agent for the treatment of IT MTX overdose. We set out to compile ...
George Anil Thomas AT Department of Physiology, St Mark's Hospital, London HA1 3UJ, United Kingdom. - - 2012
Reports of magnet ingestion are increasing rapidly globally. However, multiple magnet ingestion, the subsequent potential complications and the importance of the early identification and proper management remain both under-recognized and underestimated. Published literature on such cases could possibly represent only the tip of an iceberg with press reports, web blogs ...
Magni Paola A - - 2012
Insects are known to be useful in estimating time since death, but this is only possible if samples are collected and preserved correctly according to best practices. This report describes a case where an 18-year old female was found dead and during the first medico-legal investigation which determined it was ...
Deasy Conor - - 2012
AIM: We describe improved reporting of paediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) by adding coronial findings to a cardiac arrest registry. METHODS: Non-traumatic OHCA occurring in paediatric patients aged less than 16 years were identified using the Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry and available coronial findings reviewed. RESULTS: Between the years ...
Slenker A K - - 2012
Weeksella virosa is an aerobic Gram-negative rod that has rarely been reported to cause infection. We describe a fatal case of W. virosa sepsis in a young female with end-stage renal disease, report three additional cases of W. virosa infection, and review the literature regarding this infection.
Bhatt Girish Chandra - - 2012
Acute glomerulonephritis occurring during the course of enteric fever is a rare entity and only a few cases have been reported in the published literature. We describe two interesting cases of acute glomerulonephritis occurring in twin siblings.
Bartels Enrika E Institute of Human - - 2012
The VATER/VACTERL association is typically defined by the presence of at least three of the following congenital malformations: vertebral anomalies, anal atresia, cardiac malformations, tracheo-esophageal fistula, renal anomalies, and limb abnormalities. The identification of 14 twin pairs with an initial diagnosis of VATER/VACTERL association at our clinical centers led to ...
Chaudhary Osman Khan - - 2012
The authors present a case of an incidental finding of a metallic foreign body located within the calcaneus of a 17-year-old girl. Although the presence of foreign material is a common occurrence in the foot, intraosseous metallic bodies are rare, especially so when they present as an incidental finding. A ...
Virk J S - - 2012
Objectives: To increase awareness of cervical osteophytes as an extremely rare cause of recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy; to outline the clinical approach to patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis and to provide an update on the current management of osteoarthritis and osteophytes. Case report: An elderly man presented with right ...
Bragaru Mihai - - 2012
Background: Sport prostheses are used by both upper- and lower-limb amputees while participating in sports and other physical activities. Although the number of these devices has increased over the past decade, no overview of the peer reviewed literature describing them has been published previously. Such an overview will allow specialists ...
Konstantinou Evangelos A - - 2012
Placement of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs), definitely offers a clear advantage over any other method regarding central venous catheterization. Its ultrasonographic orientation enhances significantly its accuracy, safety and efficacy, making this method extremely comfortable for the patient who can continue his or her therapy even in an outpatient basis. ...
Diamond Michael P - - 2012
This study seeks to provide a review of the clinical data published as of July 2011 concerning the postsurgical adhesion barrier, Seprafilm (chemically modified hyaluronic acid and carboxymethylcelulose; Genzyme Corporation, Cambridge, MA). Included articles detail the application of Seprafilm for intraabdominal uses that have been approved (on-label) and those considered ...
Lippmann John - - 2012
An individual case review of diving-related deaths reported as occuring in Australia in 2007 was conducted as part of the on-going Divers Alert Network (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 ...
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