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Issat Tadeusz - - 2012
Perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEC-oma) is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm. Literature reports more than 100 cases of PEC-oma, a third of which is of uterine or uterine retroperitoneum origin. The case of a 59-year-old woman presented here is, to the best of our knowledge, the first described fast uterine PEC-oma ...
Peña Melissa S Burroughs - - 2012
To compare the usefulness for surveillance of the peer-reviewed literature on the prevalence of hypertension in Latin America and the Caribbean published from 2001 to 2010 with a previous study of the published literature from 1962 to 2000. A bibliographic search was conducted of publications from 2001 to 2010 that ...
Arunachalam Pavai - - 2012
Penile abnormalities such as epispadias, diphallia, asymmetry, and aphallia have been reported with cloacal exstrophy. The presence of intravesical phallus with cloacal exstrophy is presented with a review of literature.
Shen Jasper - - 2012
To review the literature on the occurrences of aural polyps in patients with Samter's triad with a focus on familiarizing clinicians with the clinical presentation and the etiologic and therapeutic issues of this entity. Published reports of otologic manifestations of Samter's triad were reviewed in conjunction with 1 case presenting ...
Alagbe-Briggs O T - - 2012
Tetanus is an infection that can be associated with a high mortality especially in developing countries. Critical care which may include artificial control of respiration is crucial in survival, but cardiovascular complications from autonomic instability remains an important cause of death. The objective of this report is to highlight this ...
Chipps J - - 2012
A review of systematic reviews of the effectiveness and feasibility of videoconference-based telepsychiatry services for resource constrained environments was conducted. Specifically with the aim of producing an evidence-based review of the effectiveness and feasibility of videoconference-based telepsychiatry services in resource constrained countries like South Africa. Eight key questions on telepsychiatry ...
Nasseri Eiman - - 2012
Background:Rosai-Dorfman disease is a rare condition characterized by an accumulation of histiocytes within lymph nodes and tissue. Treatment is indicated when the condition is highly symptomatic and when widespread involvement causes vital organ compression.Objective:To review the classic physical and histologic findings in Rosai-Dorfman disease and summarize the literature supporting the ...
Lee Mijung - - 2012
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a significant clinical and public health problem. Recently, attention has been paid to the potential for procalcitonin (PCT) both to differentiate the diagnosis and to indicate the prognosis of pneumonia. The purpose of this literature review was to evaluate the eligibility of PCT for defining typical ...
Akhtar Mohammad Nasim - - 2012
Disseminated cysticercosis is an uncommon presentation of a common disease. Asymptomatic disseminated cysticercosis is rarely reported in literature. Here, we are reporting a case of asymptomatic disseminated cysticercosis incidentally diagnosed in a patient of low backache. Magnetic resonance imaging of lumbosacral spine and neuroimaging done subsequently during the course of ...
Maraki Sofia - - 2012
Members of the genus Myroides are aerobic Gram-negative bacteria that are common in environmental sources, but are not components of the normal human microflora. Myroides organisms behave as low-grade opportunistic pathogens, causing infections in severely immunocompromised patients and rarely, in immunocompetent hosts. A case of Myroides odoratimimus cellulitis following a ...
Alonso de Celada Ricardo M - - 2012
Cardiac myxomas are difficult to diagnose, not only because of a lack of specific systemic symptoms but also because, even in those cases presenting with embolic disease, emboli are exceptional. The skin is one of the organs most frequently involved by myxomatous emboli. We report an extraordinary case in which ...
Giladi Aviram M - - 2012
Anaphylaxis and anaphylactic-like reactions in the perioperative period are a significant concern for anesthesiologists and surgeons. With an incidence as high as one in 3500 and a mortality rate of 3 to 6 percent, proper management of these reactions is essential. The available surgical literature provides varied and unclear guidelines ...
Dotson Kurtis - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Spontaneous pneumothorax (SP) occurs when air enters the pleural space in the absence of a traumatic or iatrogenic etiology and is an uncommon phenomenon in the pediatric population. Although the typical presentation has been well described in the literature, much debate still surrounds the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management ...
Wang Hong-Wei - - 2012
Intralobar sequestration (ILS) is an uncommon abnormality that accounts for 75% of all pulmonary sequestrations. Over the years there have been several reports of various presenting signs of which hemoptysis was commonly described, however, massive hemoptysis and hemothorax is extremely rare in literature. We present a case of a 45-year-old ...
Kwon Soo Y - - 2012
ABSTRACT: The complications related to the retropubic placement of polypropylene mesh (TVT) for stress urinary incontinence have been extensively described in the literature. The occurrence of an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, however, has not been previously reported as a complication of placement of a mesh sling. We report such a case ...
Thacker Mihir M - - 2012
Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the talar dome is relatively common, however, OCD of the talar head is extremely rare. We present two cases of OCDs of the talar head. This report describes the natural history of this rare condition and its evolution until skeletal maturity. The literature of OCD in ...
Arseneau April M - - 2012
A wealth of literature exists regarding common allergies to household pets such as cat or dog. Allergy to horse, however, is infrequently discussed in the medical literature despite significant sensitization rates among urban-dwelling subjects without direct exposure to horses. A literature search was conducted in PubMed and additional references were ...
Kumar Tarun - - 2012
Hemagiomas are most common tumors in infancy; however, scrotal septum hemangiomas are very rare with only 45 cases reported in the literature. We report a case of a 6-month-old child who presented with a scrotal mass at birth which had increased in size with age. A scrotal ultrasound with color ...
Delvallée Mélanie - - 2012
Pericarditis due to Listeria monocytogenes is a very uncommon and serious disease. We describe a case of fatal subacute pericarditis that was caused by L. monocytogenes in a 61-year-old woman with Hodgkin's disease who was diagnosed in 1975 and considered cured. In addition, we review the literature on this condition.
Felder John M JM - - 2012
Bioengineered and allograft-derived skin substitutes are increasingly available and marketed for use in the healing of chronic wounds. Plastic surgeons should have evidence-based information available to guide their use of these products. The authors systematically reviewed the literature to determine the published outcomes and effectiveness of different skin substitutes for ...
Angelos Patrick C - - 2012
We conducted a contemporary review covering advances and trends in primary and functional rhinoplasty as published during the past decade. Specifically, we reviewed studies supporting the evidence for functional rhinoplasty, nasal valve surgery, and septal reconstruction. In addition, key articles discussing cephalic malpositioning of the lower lateral cartilages and tip ...
Zhang Ya-Fei - - 2012
In this study, we present a case of a 43-year-old female patient who was admitted to our hospital due to a giant mass on the left buttock. Imaging tests revealed that the mass was a solid-cystic tumor with a large size of 143×430×180 mm, penetrating from the pelvic cavity to ...
Maitama Hussaini Y - - 2012
Urethral duplication is a rare congenital genitourinary abnormality. The purpose of this report is to add to the scanty literature on the subject. We emphasize the significance of high index of suspicion, thorough evaluation, and to discourage circumcision performed by unqualified individuals. A six year old with a finding of ...
Hallam Daniel M - - 2012
A male worker entered an underground manure pit and lost consciousness. His coworker tried to rescue him and also lost consciousness in the pit. Emergency service arrived in minutes and removed both of them from the pit. Both men suffered anoxic brain injury and died in the hospital. Cases from ...
Relhan Nidhi - - 2012
The article reports a case and review of the literature of endophthalmitis presenting as isolated retinal vasculitis. A 26-year-old male was observed to have white-centered retinal hemorrhages and retinal vasculitis following an occult scleral perforation. At presentation, the visual acuity was 20/60. With clinical suspicion of early endophthalmitis, he underwent ...
Khan N - - 2012
Osteonecrosis of the mandible and the maxilla is known; however, aseptic necrosis of the maxilla after traumatic fracture is hardly reported. This case aims to help clinicians realize the need to closely follow up and treat such patients with trauma as it can lead to osteonecrosis of the bone and ...
Ryu Youngjoon - - 2012
Carcinosarcoma of the colon is rare. Seventeen cases have been reported in the English literature. Most cases occurred in the left side of the colon. Indeed, there is only one reported case of cecal carcinosarcoma. Carcinosarcoma has a tendency to distantly metastasize and shows dismal prognosis. We report a case ...
López-Muñoz Eunice - - 2012
Megacystis-microcolon-intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome (MMIHS) was first described in 1976. A rare congenital autosomal recessive alteration that predominantly affects females (4:1 ratio), it is characterized by the presence of distended bladder (without distal urinary tract obstruction), microcolon, and decreased or absent intestinal peristalsis. Inconsistent and non-specific histological changes affecting the bladder ...
Seyman Derya - - 2012
We describe a case of septic arthritis caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in an immunocompetent patient following intra-articular ozone injection into the knee. To the best of our knowledge, and after considering the current literature,we believe this case is unique as no other reports of septic arthritis caused by P. aeruginosa ...
Yada Naomi - - 2012
We report a case of α-amylase crystalloid granuloma of the parotid gland in a 65-year-old Japanese woman. Histopathologically, the lesion comprised cystlike dilatation of the ducts and foreign body granulomas, with deposits of numerous crystalloid structures. The crystalloids were eosinophilic and varied in size and shape. Immunohistochemically, the crystalloids were ...
Uppu Santosh C - - 2012
Interrupted aortic arch is a rare congenital heart disease, whereas right-sided interrupted aortic arch is an extremely rare disorder with few reported cases in the literature. We report our institutional experience with two such patients and review the recent literature.
Ramey Stephen J - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Temporal bone inverted papilloma (IP) is an extremely rare tumor. Its etiology is unknown and represents a source of debate. Only 2 previous cases of bilateral temporal bone IP have been reported. A case report and review of the literature via PubMed database search are presented. MATHODS AND RESULTS: ...
Metcalfe Amy - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To identify validated ICD-9-CM/ICD-10 coded case definitions for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). DATA SOURCES: Ovid Medline (1950-2010) was searched to identify studies that validated acute myocardial infarction (AMI) case definitions. Hospital discharge abstract data and chart data were linked to validate identified AMI definitions. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic literature review, ...
Lewek Pawel - - 2012
The case of a 67-year-old patient with an acupuncture needle remaining in his left lung is described. This foreign body was a remnant of a procedure performed by a doctor 17&emsp14;years previously for osteoarthritic back pain. On the basis of this case, a review was performed of literature available in ...
Blows Samuel Joseph - - 2012
Deafness is a very common problem in older persons. We present a case of metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas with deafness being the patient's only reason for seeking medical attention. The patient had bilateral vestibulocochlear nerve palsies with associated lower motor neurone facial nerve palsies and a bulbar palsy. Magnetic ...
Peckham Trevor - - 2012
We report seven cases of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with occupational exposure to a toluene-based hydrocarbon solvent. The cases were employed at a facility, which manufactured rubber belts and hoses, between 1950 and 2005 for periods ranging from 21 to 37 total years. Detailed histories were obtained for three workers ...
Thatrimontrichai Anucha - - 2012
Twenty-two cases of neonatal melioidosis were identified with the primary outcome from a systematic review and the clinical presentations were either bacteremia and/or meningitis with Burkholderia pseudomallei isolated in all cases. Ten cases reported the mode of transmission; infections that occurred from mother to child transmission (20%), and infections that ...
Mukherjee Soma - - 2012
Amoebiasis of the uterine cervix is an extremely rare entity, and presentation as fibroid uterus has not been reported, to the best of our knowledge in our extensive search of the English literature. It can clinically simulate cervical malignancy by virtue of surface papillomatous and overall ulcerated and necrotic appearance. ...
Manes R Peter - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this work was to perform a systematic review regarding ossifying fibroma and its multiple variants of the paranasal sinuses, and to identify any clinical differences between the multiple variants. METHODS: A search of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (PubMed) database was performed for the non-Medical ...
Kan Zhisheng - - 2012
Background. Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma is a very rare malignant cartilaginous forming tumour in central nervous system (CNS), which is rarely encountered in clinical practice and generally occurs in young adults. This article describes a case of primary intracranial mesenchymal chondrosarcoma in a 31-year-old woman and reviews the literature on its manifestations ...
Hummel Trent R - - 2012
Desmoplastic infantile gangliogliomas (DIG) are intracranial tumors described in 1987 as benign lesions of infancy. A literature review and the clinical course of 3 patients reported herein suggest that the initial description should be amended. Nearly 23% of DIG cases occur in children older than 24 months. Approximately 40% of ...
Chatu Sukhdev - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Diffuse cavernous haemangioma of the rectum (DCHR) is a rare benign vascular neoplasm that affects mainly young adults and can present with rectal bleeding or massive haemorrhage. We report a case of DCHR masquerading as proctitis which was diagnosed many years ago following colonoscopy. This is the ...
Zhang Lei - - 2012
Schwannomas are one of the benign neoplasms originating from the neural sheath. Soft tissues of the head and neck are the most common sites of occurrence; however, intraosseous schwannomas are rare. This article documents 2 cases of intraosseous schwannoma that presented as a submandibular mass and provides a review of ...
Weißhaar Guido F - - 2012
The number of reports on baclofen intoxication has increased in recent years. We report a 15-year-old boy who was referred in a state of deep coma (Glasgow Coma Scale = 3). On clinical examination, he showed sinus bradycardia with normal blood pressure. On admission to the hospital, he presented intermittent short episodes ...
Quraishi Nasir A - - 2012
Metastatic involvement of the sacrum is rare and there is a paucity of studies which deal with the management of these tumours since most papers refer to primary sacral tumours. This study aims to review the available literature in the management of sacral metastatic tumours as reflected in the current ...
Chen Chia-Hao - - 2012
Kawasaki disease (KD) is a systemic vasculitis primarily affecting children who are younger than 5 years. The most serious complications are coronary artery aneurysms and sequelae of vasculitis with the subsequent development of coronary artery aneurysm. According to the literature, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) plus high-dose aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) were standard ...
Sobel Rachel K - - 2012
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Periorbital edema is a common problem that deserves scrutiny. Although a variety of healthcare providers may see this clinical entity, ophthalmologists are often consulted along the way toward diagnosis. It can challenge even the most astute clinicians. A diagnosis may reveal merely a bothersome issue or potentially ...
Larkin T M - - 2012
What is known and Objective:  Levetiracetam is an anticonvulsant agent that was first approved for use in the United States in 1999 and has a maximum recommended adult dose of 3000 mg daily. It has been noted to have a relatively mild adverse effect profile, with the most common side effects ...
Dietrich C F - - 2012
Multicenter trials to assess contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for the imaging of focal liver lesions (FLLs) have included more than 1000 patients. This article reviews the published literature pertaining to these trials to determine the role of CEUS in the characterization of FLL.
Tran Huy - - 2012
We report a case of cutaneous vasculopathy associated with the use of levamisole adulterated cocaine. This recently described clinical entity is characterized by a purpuric rash with a predilection for the ears, leukopenia and ANCA positivity. It is estimated that more than 70% of the current US cocaine supply is ...
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