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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 ...
Jefferies Philip - - 2012
Background: There is a lack of knowledge of the psychosocial wellbeing and attributes of Paralympic athletes. Such knowledge may reveal what contributes to exceptional performance. Objectives: To systematically review the literature on psychosocial wellbeing and attributes of the Paralympic athlete. Study Design: Systematic literature review. Methods: Five key databases that ...
Lippmann John - - 2012
Diving is a popular recreational activity in Hong Kong, and there is an associated incidence of mortality. This individual case review of reported diving-related deaths occurring in Hong Kong waters between 2006-2009 inclusive, was conducted as part of the ongoing DAN Asia-Pacific dive fatality reporting project. The eight reported deaths ...
Rabah Fatma - - 2012
Varicella (chickenpox) is a common disease of childhood, caused by varicella-zoster virus. Postviral thromboembolism is a rare complication of varicella-zoster virus in childhood. We describe 2 children who developed lower limb deep venous thrombosis shortly after varicella infection, along with a review of 130 previously reported cases.
Santi R - - 2012
Tumours of perivascular epithelioid cells (PEComas) are a heterogeneous group of uncommon mesenchymal neoplasms which exhibit a peculiar immunohistochemical co-expression of muscle and melanocytic markers. PEComas occur at various visceral and soft tissue sites, generally with a benign clinical course. Nevertheless, there has been evidence of cases having an unfavourable ...
Gupta Sachin - - 2012
Information on the leading causes of mortality will continue to rely on verbal autopsy (VA) in developing countries. The accuracy of VA methods in correctly ascertaining the cause for each individual death is crucial in order to have confidence in the data collected through the procedure. Accuracy of the VA ...
Venkataswamy E - - 2012
Del(5)(q) is a common chromosomal abnormality with favourable prognosis in Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) and Acute myeloid leukemia (AML). However, del(5)(q) is also seen rarely in Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and its significance remains poorly understood. We present here, a case report of diagnosis of an adult 75 year old patient ...
Tudisco C - - 2012
Posttraumatic neglected Achilles tendon ruptures in a young patient have not been described in the literature to our knowledge; indeed, neglected ruptures of the Achilles tendon have only rarely been described in adults. We present the case of a 7 year old girl with posttraumatic neglected rupture of the Achilles ...
Strausburg Matthew - - 2012
Exposure to hydrofluoric acid can cause severe skin damage via both corrosive and chemical means. Dermatologists should be aware of the various clinical presentations and knowledgeable of how to manage such patients. A case of a man with exposure of the hands after use of a consumer product containing hydrofluoric ...
Esposito Thomas J - - 2012
To analyze the influence and use of autopsy report review on preventability judgments as part of trauma system performance improvement activities. All cases trauma fatalities occurring across one state within 1 year were reviewed. Preventability judgments were first analyzed by multidisciplinary panel consensus without benefit of autopsy report. Deaths were ...
Brand Richard A - - 2012
Peer review in science was established in the 17th Century and while not without detractors and some controversy, has been a mainstay of high-quality scientific publications ever since. Most believe peer review adds substantially to the value of papers that achieve publication. However, in practice, peer review can be practiced ...
Raghavendra Babu Yp - - 2012
Colchicine, a natural pseudo-alkaloid found in plants such as the Colchicum autumnale and Gloriosa superba has tremendous medicinal properties, but if misused by an unqualified person can result in fatal consequences. We report a case of colchicine poisoning in an adult man as a result of consumption of the herb ...
Gentile Guendalina - - 2012
The criminal use of weapons is a very topical issue in the industrialized countries and worldwide, and a reconsideration of the legislation governing their possession is warranted. We retrospectively analyzed the homicides and suicides involving the use of firearms and piercing and/or cutting weapons recorded at the Medicolegal Bureau in ...
de Almeida Torres Rosângela Stadnick Lauth - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the epidemiologic burden and the molecular determinants of group A streptococcal (GAS) meningitis among the pediatric population of the state of Paraná, Brazil. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical and epidemiologic data were gathered by a compulsory notification system during the period 2003-2011. Bacterial identification, antibiotic resistance profile, emm-typing, ...
Clark R K F - - 2012
Peer review is an important stage in academic publishing, as a form of quality control to maintain the integrity of both the articles and the journals they appear in. However, the confidential nature of the relationship between reviewer and author does not necessarily benefit the system; with some reviewers using ...
Fraga Braulio M - - 2012
Covering: 2011. Previous review: Nat. Prod. Rep. 2011, 28, 1580.This review covers the isolation, structural determination, synthesis and chemical and microbiological transformations of natural sesquiterpenoids. The literature is reviewed, and 435 references are cited.
Tena D - - 2012
The genus Abiotrophia comprises fastidious Gram-positive bacteria previously classified as nutritionally variant streptococci (NVS). The isolation of NVS from the central nervous system (CNS) is very rare. We describe a case of meningitis due to Abiotrophia defectiva in a patient who underwent a total hip arthroplasty 4 days previously. It ...
Al-Niaimi F - - 2012
Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder first described in 1887 by Hallopeau(1). It typically affects the anogenital area and presents clinically with ivory-white atrophic patches or plaques with associated telangiectasia and purpura(2). Only 4 cases of peristomal LS have been reported in the literature, and it has ...
Vogel Todd R - - 2012
Abstract Background: Sepsis is an excessive systemic inflammatory response activated by invasive infection. There has been substantial epidemiologic literature addressing perceived disparities in sepsis by demographic factors such as gender and race. There also have been multiple examinations of the disparities of sepsis with regard to environmental and socioeconomic factors. ...
Donovan Ellen P - - 2012
The potential for para-occupational (or "take-home") exposure to a number of chemicals has been recognized for over 60 years. We conducted a literature review in order to characterize reported cases of asbestos-related disease among household contacts of workers occupationally exposed to asbestos. Over 200 published articles were evaluated. Nearly 60 ...
Mehta Vikas - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Paragangliomas are rare, vascular, and predominantly benign neoplasms of neural crest origin. They typically arise in the head and neck from the carotid body, jugulotympanic, or vagal paraganglia. Rarely, paragangliomas occur in the larynx. Only 2 cases of hypopharyngeal paraganglioma have been reported. We discuss the case of a ...
Celik Ozgür - - 2012
Background Obstructive hydrocephalus caused by vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia is an extremely rare entity. Cerebrospinal fluid pathway obstruction may be localized at the level of either the foramina of Monro or the cerebral aqueduct. Radiological imaging can sometimes be misleading in establishing the precise location of the obstruction, which is crucial in ...
Keh S M - - 2012
Objective: This case report aims to raise awareness amongst clinicians of ear presentation of cutaneous borrelia. Case report: We report a recent case of borrelia lymphocytoma cutis benigna in a child presenting with unilateral earlobe swelling, who was otherwise well. A review of the English language literature, including management of ...
Ho Allen C - - 2012
To review the evidence regarding the safety and efficacy of current anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) pharmacotherapies for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME). Literature searches last were conducted in September 2011, in PubMed with no date restrictions, limited to articles published in English, and in the Cochrane Library ...
Chami Rose - - 2012
Abstract Fibroblastic and myofibroblastic tumours constitute an important group of neoplasms in children and adolescents. These span the full spectrum of clinical behaviour ranging from benign, to intermediate and malignant. We report a case of a benign mesenchymal tumour with myofibroblastic differentiation in a 9-year-old girl arising in the left ...
Di Chiacchio N G - - 2012
A 10-year-old boy, phototype V, presented with a 6-month history of a dark macula on his 2(nd) right toenail. The patient had been under treatment for vitiligo for the past three years with topical and systemic corticosteroids and phototherapy (UVB narrow band). The lesions on the skin fluctuated with periods ...
Hoffmann Eike - - 2012
Styloid-carotid artery syndrome was first described by Eagle and is associated with cervical and facial pain caused by head movement resulting from mechanical compression of the carotid nerve plexus due to an elongated styloid process. The case of a 49-year-old man with persistent cervical pain, neurological symptoms and an elongated ...
Li Jiang-Ming - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to analyze the clinical and laboratory features, treatments, and prognosis of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) associated with bilateral temporomandibular joint ankylosis (TMJA). METHODS: A PubMed search was conducted from 1966 to date, and the references of published studies were also checked to identify additional ...
Khan Shahid A SA Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology Section, Imperial College London, London, UK. - - 2012
The British Society of Gastroenterology guidelines on the management of cholangiocarcinoma were originally published in 2002. This is the first update since then and is based on a comprehensive review of the recent literature, including data from randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, cohort, prospective and retrospective studies.
Kombaté K - - 2012
This general review of the biomedical literature indexed on Medline (PubMed) and Pascal (INIST) over the past 40 years (1970-2010), supplemented by some unindexed studies, found 89 articles published about basidiobolomycosis. These case reports (n = 67) and series (n = 22) described 172 cases of basidiobolomycosis (84 in Asia, 47 in tropical Africa, ...
Tindell K - - 2012
Please cite this paper as: Tindell K, Garfinkel R, Abu-Haydar E, Ahn R, Burke T, Conn K, Eckardt M. Uterine balloon tamponade for the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage in resource-poor settings: a systematic review. BJOG 2012; DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2012.03454.x. Background  Effective interventions addressing postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) are critically needed to reduce ...
Savage-Elliott Ian - - 2012
PURPOSE: A literature review of the deltoid ligament was conducted, examining the current literature on anatomy, function, and treatment strategies. In particular, anatomical inconsistencies within the literature were evaluated, and detailed anatomical dissections are presented. METHODS: A literature search was conducted on PubMed using keywords relevant to the deltoid ligament ...
Burns Carol J - - 2012
A qualitative review of the epidemiological literature on the herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and health after 2001 is presented. In order to compare the exposure of the general population, bystanders and occupational groups, their urinary levels were also reviewed. In the general population, 2,4-D exposure is at or near the ...
Kraemer Paul - - 2012
Study Design. Systematic Review.Objective. The purpose of this paper was to undertake a systematic review to determine how "adjacent segment degeneration", "adjacent segment disease" or clinical pathologic processes that serve as surrogates for adjacent segment pathology are classified and defined in the peer-reviewed literature.Summary of Background Data. Adjacent Segment Degeneration ...
Ugboaja Onyinye C - - 2012
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to assess the most recent findings and literature on the effect of minerals and antioxidant vitamins in the prevention of development and progression of cataract. RECENT FINDINGS: To retrieve most recent and relevant articles for this review, an intense and thorough ...
Tanboon Jantima - - 2012
ABSTRACT:: Signet-ring cell/histiocytoid carcinomas of the eyelid are rare, slow-growing, and locally aggressive tumors. They predominantly affect elderly men and clinically resemble chronic inflammatory process such as blepharitis and chalazion. To date, the histogenesis of the tumors is still controversial. Only 27 cases of primary signet-ring cell/histiocytoid carcinomas of the ...
Kempf Werner - - 2012
Mycosis fungoides (MF) is the most common type of cutaneous lymphoma and has protean clinicopathological manifestations. Follicular or folliculotropic MF (FMF) is a rare variant, which histopathologically is characterized by pronounced folliculotropism of neoplastic T cells, with or without follicular mucinosis, and clinically by an impaired prognosis compared to classic ...
Akinosoglou Karolina - - 2012
Cedecea spp. represent a new member of the Enterobacteriaceae family, and although they are commonly described, they have rarely been reported as causes of invasive infection. The species' inherent resistance to antibiotics makes their management extremely challenging, especially in the context of immunocompromise when infections occur. We hereby report a ...
Kung Simon S Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. - - 2012
Nightmares, frequently associated with posttraumatic stress disorder and clinically relevant in today's world of violence, are difficult to treat, with few pharmacologic options. We performed a systematic review to evaluate the evidence for the use of prazosin in the treatment of nightmares. A comprehensive search was performed using the databases ...
Derderian Christopher A - - 2012
Posterior vault expansion using distraction osteogenesis has become a vital instrument in our institution, particularly as a first-line treatment in syndromic craniosynostosis. In this review, we highlight the several advantages, diverse utility, and technicalities of the operative procedure. A review of the literature and explanation of the technical details of ...
Chhabra Lovely - - 2012
Individual practice patterns of cardiologists and internists vary in interpreting electrocardiograms by measuring and defining significant ST deviation using different segments as isoelectric references. Even standard electrocardiography textbooks and recent literature studies provide variable opinions for using isoelectric references and measurement of ST-segment deflections. In our current manuscript, we aim ...
Hochberg Marc C - - 2012
Epidemiologic and clinical research in OA continues to focus on analytic and descriptive epidemiology, and the role of both nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies in the management of OA, respectively. A systematic literature review was conducted using PubMed for the period between September 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012. Selected articles ...
Song Byong Han - - 2012
ABSTRACT:: Mucinous nevus is a rare entity classified as either cutaneous mucinosis or connective tissue nevi. Clinically, multiple papules or plaques develop at birth or in early adulthood and grow to form verrucous or nevoid feature with a unilateral or often zosteriform distribution on the trunk. Histopathologically, it is characterized ...
Fiorentino Alba - - 2012
Glioblastoma (GBM) developed metastases rarely and the prognosis, in these cases, was very poor. We reported a 30-year patient who, developing intramedullary and leptomeningeal metastases from GBM, underwent palliative spinal radiotherapy (RT) and Bevacizumab.
Pittman M - - 2012
The aim of this paper is to illustrate a rare case of primary aortoenteric fistula in the presence of disseminated infection and review the critical decision-making process. A clinical case was reviewed for its initial presentation, planning of treatment strategy and outcome. A secondary literature search for discussion on current ...
Piastra M - - 2012
Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is a frequently under-diagnosed, although potentially fatal, condition that represents a leading cause of transfusion-related morbidity and mortality even in pediatric patients. Its main clinical features are characterized by rapidly evolving respiratory distress, hypoxia, pulmonary edema, and bilateral infiltrates on chest radiograph during or within ...
Mochizuki Kyoko - - 2012
A yolk sac tumor (YST) of the vulva is extremely rare and highly malignant with recurrence frequently occurring within a year. This report presents the 13th known case of vulvar YST, with recurrence occurring after the longest known follow-up period so far reported in the literature.
Troeltzsch Matthias - - 2012
Odontomas account for the largest fraction of odontogenic tumors and are frequent causes of tooth impaction. A case of a 13-year-old female patient with an odontoma-associated impaction of a mandibular molar is presented with a review of the literature. Preoperative planning involved simple and convenient methods such as clinical examination ...
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