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Liarmakopoulos Emmanouil - - 2011
The rarest subtype of malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) is the inflammatory type, which due to its peculiar clinical presentation may mimic an infectious process such as an abscess. The rarity of this disease and the unique features of its presentation may mislead the surgeon with consequent catastrophic results for the ...
Chen Sheng - - 2011
Aspergillus abscesses in the cerebellum are extremely rare, and most cases are solitary. Here, we report the first case of multiple Aspergillus cerebellar abscesses in a 46-year-old female after one mastoidectomy, two craniectomies, and extended use of antibiotics. The possible pathogenesis of this unusual event is discussed. Good outcome was ...
Asiri Maeed - - 2010
Primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET) is presumed to be of neural crest origin, mostly presenting as bone or soft tissue masses. It usually occurs in the trunk or axial skeleton; while renal PNET is considered an extremely rare tumour. We report a case of 11-year-old male who presented with right flank ...
Lee Jung Hyang - - 2010
Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare but fatal obstetric emergency, characterized by sudden cardiovascular collapse, dyspnea or respiratory arrest and altered mentality, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). It can lead to severe maternal morbidity and mortality, but the prediction of its occurrence and treatment are very difficult. We experienced a ...
Molfenter Sonja M - - 2011
A literature review was conducted on hyoid and/or laryngeal displacement during swallowing in healthy populations according to several inclusion criteria. Anterior and superior displacement measures of both structures from previously published studies were compiled for meta-analysis. Results showed a large degree of variability across studies for each structure and plane ...
Bahrani Hasan M - - 2010
The goal of this study was to review, evaluate, and perform a meta-analysis on the current literature that reports rates of postoperative endophthalmitis after small gauge transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy (TSV) and compare it to 20-gauge pars plana vitrectomy (20G PPV). We performed an extensive review of the current literature. We ...
Krambeck Amy E - - 2010
We determined the accuracy of stone composition analysis at commercial laboratories. A total of 25 human renal stones with infrared spectroscopy determined composition were fragmented into aliquots and studied with micro computerized tomography to ensure fragment similarity. Representative fragments of each stone were submitted to 5 commercial stone laboratories for ...
Madhusoodanan Subramoniam - - 2010
Antidepressant-induced extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) represent an underrecognized but important clinical entity. We reviewed the literature on new antidepressants and conducted an analysis of cases from the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS), which has not been published before. A literature review was conducted using PubMed, Ovid, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and the ...
Kanazawa Takeharu - - 2011
We reported an extremely rare case of atypical laryngeal carcinoid, and examined the expression of several proteins for application of molecular targeted therapy. Case report and review of the literature concerning atypical carcinoid arising from the larynx. The expressions of proteins were determined by immunohistochemical analysis. We present here a ...
Kucukyuruk Baris - - 2010
Spinal or paraspinal retained surgical sponges (gossybipoma or textiloma) are rare incidents and mostly asymptomatic in chronic cases, but can be confused with other masses such as a hematoma, an abscess or a tumor. In chronic cases, the presentation can be as late as decades after the initial surgery; however, ...
Mohindra Sandeep - - 2010
Apoplexy of pituitary tumors is a common occurrence. In addition to commonly known presentations, cerebral infarcts and consequent focal neurologic deficits are a rare presentation. A rare case of pituitary apoplexy with associated subarachnoid bleed and bilateral anterior cerebral artery infarcts is described. Vasospasm leading to cerebral infarcts and consequent ...
Madke Bhushan - - 2010
We report a case of infantile systemic hyalinosis in a 3.5-month-old male child born out of consanguineous marriage. He presented with multiple brownish raised lesions over bony prominences. He had also developed difficulty in movement of limbs and as a result developed severe flexion joint contractures. There was history of ...
Barrios José Miguel - - 2010
The connection between nephropathia epidemica (NE) and vegetation dynamics has been emphasized in recent studies. Changing climate has been suggested as a triggering factor of recently observed epidemiologic peaks in reported NE cases. We have investigated whether there is a connection between the NE occurrence pattern in Belgium and specific ...
Bou-Assaly Wessam - - 2010
Computed tomography (CT)-guided lung biopsy is a common diagnostic procedure that is associated with various complications, including pneumothorax, hemoptysis and parenchymal hemorrhage. Systemic air embolism is a very rare (0.07%) but potentially life-threatening complication. We report a fatal case of air embolism to the cerebral and coronary arteries confirmed by ...
Zanasi Marco - - 2011
This work evaluated the structure of dreams in people affected by schizophrenia. The verbal reports of 123 schizophrenic patients were compared with 123 dream reports from a control group. In accordance with the Jungian conceptualization of, dreams as texts, dream reports were assessed using textual analysis processing techniques. Significant differences ...
Kievit J - - 2010
In The Netherlands, health professionals have created a doctor-driven standardised system to report and analyse adverse outcomes (AO). The aim is to improve healthcare by learning from past experiences. The key elements of this system are (1) an unequivocal definition of an adverse outcome, (2) appropriate contextual information and (3) ...
Dalby Oliver - - 2010
A comprehensive review of the scientific literature on gunshot residue (GSR) is presented. Aspects of both inorganic and organic GSR are discussed, from formation and distribution, to sample collection, preparation, and analysis using a variety of techniques. The interpretation of GSR results is also considered including issues surrounding the contamination, ...
Teo Yeow Kwan - - 2010
The presence of black pigmentation in the airways during flexible bronchoscopy is uncommon. We report an unusual case of "black bronchoscopy" as a result of endobronchial metastases in a 77-year-old Chinese man, who presented with hemoptysis and postobstructive pneumonia 3 years after initial excision of a skin melanoma. Chest radiograph ...
Lingaraj J B - - 2010
Necrotizing cervical fasciitis is a rare, fulminating infection causing extensive necrosis of the subcutaneous tissue and fascial planes with resultant skin gangrene. To reduce the morbitity and mortality from this condition, it requires early recognition and aggressive surgical debridment with appropriate antibiotic therapy. The origin is generally odontogenic and presents ...
Abeysiri Poorna - - 2010
Tacrolimus (FK 506) is a macrolactam derivative with immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory activity. Topical tacrolimus 0.03% has been used for inflammatory conditions of the anterior segment. This article adds to the literature on the off-license application of tacrolimus ointment, by describing the safe and effective use of the higher strength of ...
Yu Ly-Mee LM Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, Wolfson College Annexe, Oxford, UK. - - 2010
To evaluate the use and reporting of adjusted analysis in randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and compare the quality of reporting before and after the revision of the CONSORT Statement in 2001. Comparison of two cross sectional samples of published articles. Journal articles indexed on PubMed in December 2000 and December ...
Shao Mei-ying - - 2009
To clarify the association of IL-6 polymorphisms and periodontitis, a meta-analysis of case-control studies and a systemic review were conducted. We performed a literature search using PubMed and Medline database to May 2009, with no restrictions. We also reviewed references from all retrieved articles. Six case-control studies involving 1 093 ...
Smith T O - - 2009
This systematic review compares the clinical, radiological and kinematic outcomes of fixed compared to mobile bearing unicompartmental knee replacements (UKRs). A meta-analysis of pooled mean difference and relative risk data was undertaken following a review of electronic databases. Five studies were identified. Analysis suggested that there was no significant difference ...
Kostoff Ronald N - - 2009
This paper uses complementary text mining techniques to identify and retrieve the high impact (seminal) nanotechnology literature over a span of time. Following a brief scientometric analysis of the seminal articles retrieved, these seminal articles are then used as a basis for a comprehensive literature survey of nanoscience and nanotechnology. ...
Bahnassy Moosa - - 2009
Extra skeletal soft tissue chondroma is a very rare, slow progressing, benign tumor. It has a specific tendency for hands and feet. It can sometimes be misdiagnosed as a synovial cyst or a more serious condition such as synovial sarcoma. Moreover, it can exhibit worrying radiologic and histological features mimicking ...
Pohlman Katherine A - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to conduct a bibliographic analysis and assessment of the literature published in the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (JCCP). METHODS: The content of the 13 existing issues of the JCCP (1996-2007) were assessed. Articles were categorized by type, and information concerning author affiliation, ...
D'Arcy Colleen E - - 2009
AIMS: There has been much debate about the existence of juvenile polymyositis (JPM) as an entity distinct from muscular dystrophy (MD). The aim of this study was to retrospectively analyse muscle biopsies and clinical features of 13 Australian children given an initial diagnosis of JPM, to determine their clinicopathological, immunohistochemical ...
Vlessidis Athanasios G - - 2009
A comprehensive review that summarizes the periodate oxidation contribution to the development of selective instrumental methods of micro-analysis in the fields of electrochemistry, spectrophotometry, luminometry, chromatography, as well as studies on successful fabrication of sensors or labeling techniques are given in this review.
Goldsmith P J - - 2009
PURPOSE: To review the current management options in inflammatory pseudotumours via analysis of ten cases from this unit the largest experience of this pathology in a Western series. To assess the medical and operative options available for this condition and the varying outcomes and the lessons learned in this unit ...
Lairez Olivier - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Literature review and meta-analysis to review the evidence of relationship between the presence of right-to-left shunts (RLSs) and the occurrence of neurological decompression sickness (DCS) in divers. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, Google Scholar, and Health Technology Assessment databases. STUDY SELECTION: Five case-control studies in which the prevalence of a RLS ...
Gelfand Lois A - - 2009
R. Baron and D. A. Kenny's (1986) paper introducing mediation analysis has been cited over 9,000 times, but concerns have been expressed about how this method is used. The authors review past and recent methodological literature and make recommendations for how to address 3 main issues: association, temporal order, and ...
Nguyen Thao D - - 2009
The findings of increased all-cause mortality associated with cefepime therapy reported in a 2007 meta-analysis by Yahav and colleagues in The Lancet Infectious Disease prompted an early communication by the Food Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA stated that it would review more safety data to further evaluate the risk of ...
Turner Eleanor J - - 2009
We report a case of necrotising fasciitis following inguinal hernia repair. It is rare for clean operations such as hernia repair to be associated with infection, and even rarer for them to be associated with necrotising fasciitis, with only a few reports in the literature.
Hart P A - - 2009
Esophageal manometry is the gold standard for the diagnosis of esophageal aperistalsis. There is computer software that analyzes peristalsis on esophageal manometry, but this automated analysis has not been formally evaluated. Our primary aim was to evaluate the software analysis of esophageal aperistalsis by esophageal manometry in patients diagnosed with ...
Meier-Augenstein Wolfram - - 2008
The relationship between diet, geographic location and isotopic composition of human tissue has been successfully exploited in archaeological and palaeodietary studies, i.e. on ancient man, but cases in which this approach has been applied to present-day people e.g. to aid identification of mutilated or deteriorated bodies are far and few ...
Slade T J - - 2008
Symptomatic sinus bradycardia is routinely treated in the emergency department with atropine and pacing. Two cases are presented that illustrate the importance of considering hyperkalaemia, particularly in the presence of atropine-resistant symptomatic bradycardia. The administration of calcium in such cases acts to stabilise the myocardium and resolve the bradycardia. Blood ...
Marimon Rita R Unitat de Microbiologia, Facultat de Medicina i Ciències de la Salut, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, - - 2008
Sporothrix schenckii var. luriei is a very rare pathogen reported on four occasions from human infections, but only isolated from one case in Africa. Here, it is proposed as a species different from Sporothrix schenckii on the basis of phenotypic characteristics and a multilocus sequence analysis.
Sokol D K - - 2008
In 1982, Jonsen, Siegler and Winslade published Clinical Ethics, in which they described the "four quadrants" approach, a new method of analysing clinical ethics cases. Although the book is now in its 6th edition, a literature search has revealed only one academic paper demonstrating the method at work. This paper ...
McBrayer Justin Patrick - - 2008
The non-identity problem is the problem of grounding moral wrongdoing in cases in which an action affects who will exist in the future. Consider a woman who intentionally conceives while on medication that is harmful for a fetus. If the resulting child is disabled as a result of the medication, ...
Percarpio Katherine B - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Root cause analysis (RCA) is an analysis framework used in health care to determine the systemic causes and prevent recurrences of adverse events. It is required by The Joint Commission for reported events and by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Center for Patient Safety for qualifying events ...
Niv Yaron - - 2008
Recurrence of H pylori after eradication is rare in developed countries and more frequent in developing countries. Recrudescence (recolonization of the same strain within 12 mo after eradication) rather than reinfection (colonization with a new strain, more than 12 mo after eradication) is considered to be responsible for most of ...
Bielecki, Chris
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Zankl Andreas - - 2008
We present prenatal and postnatal features of a patient with severe achondroplasia with developmental delay and acanthosis nigricans (SADDAN). Mutation analysis confirmed the clinical diagnosis by detecting the FGFR3 Lys650Met mutation. This case, one of only six with molecular analysis reported in the literature, confirms the severe morbidity and adds ...
Yu Mao M - - 2008
In vehicle crash and injury databases, it is beneficial to have a similarity metric between databases so that cases can be compared and used in analyses. The Mahalanobis metric was used to quantitatively score the similarity between certain database entries in Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) cases and ...
Kenney Barton - - 2008
Detection of relapse in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is essential for proper management. However, immunophenotypic detection of relapse by flow cytometry in B-lineage ALL can be confounded by several factors, including lack of a unique immunophenotype and modulation of aberrant phenotypes after treatment. We hypothesized that flow cytometric DNA ploidy ...
Schuetzle Marie N - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a role for microsatellite analysis in the evaluation of prenatal cases with possible placental mesenchymal dysplasia (PMD). METHODS: We present a case report in which several molecular analyses of amniocytes and products of conception were used in combination with cytogenetic and ultrasound studies to evaluate a pregnancy ...
Spiegel R - - 2007
We report two new cases of liver glycogen synthase deficiency (GSD0). The first patient presented at the age of 8 months with recurrent hypoglycemic seizures. The second patient presented at 14 months with asymptomatic incidental hyperglycemia. Glucose monitoring in both patients revealed daily fluctuations from fasting hypoglycemia to postprandial hyperglycemia. ...
Hameed Omar - - 2007
This study was performed to determine whether using a 30% cutoff for the proportion of HER-2+ cells would increase the specificity of HER-2 immunohistochemical analysis. Blinded to the HER-2 amplification status, 3 pathologists retrospectively reviewed HER-2-stained sections of breast carcinoma and considered cases to be positive for protein overexpression (3+) ...
Sanchis-Alfonso Vicente - - 2007
A case of medial patellar instability following Insall's proximal realignment studied pre- and postoperatively by gait analysis is presented. Preoperative gait analysis showed an increased stance time period as well as an increased horizontal braking, heel contact and toe-off vertical peak forces on the affected limb. In our case, gait ...
de Groot Mark C H - - 2007
AIMS: Topical use of clindamycin has been associated with taste disorders in the literature, but little is known about the nature of this adverse drug reaction. The aim of this article was to describe reports of clindamycin-induced taste disorders and to analyse the factors involved. METHODS: The adverse drug reaction ...
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