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Furr Joe C - - 2012
Cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome is a rare genetic disorder causing cold-induced urticaria, severe arthralgias, and (potentially) renal failure and hearing loss. Therapies that effectively control the symptoms and prevent the complications of this debilitating disorder are now available, making recognition of this disease important. A 60-year-old Caucasian woman presented with complaints ...
Bilgili S G - - 2012
Incontinentia pigmenti (IP) is a rare, X-linked dominant disorder that presents at or soon after birth and presents with cutaneous signs and symptoms. Besides its typical skin signs presenting in all patients, central nervous system (CNS), ophthalmologic and dental involvement are encountered as well. In this report, we present two ...
Marci R - - 2012
In this case report, the authors discuss clinical presentation, surgical procedure and early results of chemotherapy of pancreatic carcinoma with liver metastases diagnosed a few days after delivery. Pancreatic adenocarcinoma occurs infrequently in pregnant and childbearing women: only ten cases have been reported in the literature. The early diagnosis of ...
Clewes Jane - - 2012
This case report describes a 46-year-old woman with long-standing episodic severe depression (ICD-10 code F33) who discontinued venlafaxine over a 4-week taper after taking the antidepressant for 8 years. Severe discontinuation syndrome was experienced. Panic and relapse of depression occurred 2 months after achieving discontinuation, and the development of tinnitus ...
Abbati Santiago G - - 2012
Pneumocephalus is commonly associated with head and facial trauma, ear infection, or surgical interventions. Spontaneous pneumocephalus caused by a primary defect at the temporal bone level without association with pathological conditions is very rare. Few cases have been published with purely intraparenchymal involvement. We describe a rare case of spontaneous ...
Grover Sandeep - - 2012
Chronic mania (defined as the presence of manic symptoms for more than 2 years without remission) poses significant problems in diagnosis and management. Generally it denotes poor outcome, though contrary reports are available. We present a case of chronic mania and discuss the clinical features of chronic mania reported in ...
Yeoh Sern Wei - - 2012
Portal biliary ductopathy (PBD) is a condition in which biliary and pancreatic ducts are extrinsically compressed by collateral branches of the portal venous system, which in turn have become dilated and varicosed due to portal hypertension. While the majority of patients with PBD are asymptomatic, a minority can present with ...
Bouassida Khaireddine K Department of Urology, Hospital of Sahloul, Sousse, Tunisia. - - 2012
Renal infarct is rare and often misdiagnosed because the symptoms are misleading. The mechanisms are various, mainly thrombotic and embolic. In this review, we report the case of a 61-year-old Tunisian woman presented to the emergency unit with a 4-hour history of abdominal pain diffused at both flanks, ultrasounds was ...
Vossen Matthias Gerhard MG Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, - - 2012
We describe two linked cases of botulinum toxin intoxication to provide the clinician with a better idea about how botulism cases may present since early diagnosis and treatment are crucial in botulism. Botulinum toxin is the strongest neurotoxin known. We review the available literature, the compiled clinical data, and observations. ...
Conzo Giovanni - - 2011
Endometriosis (E), an estrogen-dependent inflammatory disorder in which endometrial tissue develops outside uterus, is found in approximately 10% of women in childbearing age and in 15-20% of cases is associated with sterility. There is intestinal involvement, especially of the sigmoid colon and rectum, in about 5% of patients 1. The ...
Huang Chun-Chao - - 2012
Parachordoma is an extremely rare entity and there are only about 50 to 60 cases reported, in which there is only one definite pelvic parachordoma. We present a huge well-defined presacral tumor in a 48-year-old woman who has the symptoms of lower abdominal pain and difficulty in defecating. Radiological findings ...
Teo J Y - - 2011
We report the case of a woman with a history of abdominoperineal resection for cancer, who had an inadvertent perforation during screening computed tomographic colonography performed via end colostomy. Revision of the stoma was promptly performed, which prevented a full laparotomy. We reviewed the literature on the subject and found ...
Woldeamanuel Yohannes W - - 2011
Neurolathyrism is a toxic myelopathy caused by ingestion of the Lathyrus sativus grasspea. An irreversible acute to subacute spastic paraparesis or quadriparesis ensues. Despite public education, new cases of this preventable disease still occur. Two Ethiopian cases of neurolathyrism are reported to illustrate the disease, followed by a literature review. ...
Lin Yan-Ting - - 2011
The purpose of this paper was to report 3 cases of localized aggressive periodontal bone destruction related to improper use of orthodontic elastic bands to close diastemas in permanent anterior teeth and to compare the results to previous studies. Some common signs and symptoms of this particular destruction were observed ...
Geramizadeh Bita - - 2011
Papillary serous cystadenocarcinoma of the ovary is a common tumor but occurrence of ovarian type papillary serous cystadenocarcinoma in the testis is very rare. Herein we report such a case in a 49-year-old man presenting with testicular swelling. In this tumor, mesothelioma of tunica vaginalis should be excluded by immunohistochemistry. ...
Di Gangi Stefania - - 2011
ABSTRACT Wernicke's encephalopathy is a neuropsichiatric syndrome due to thiamine deficiency, which is potentially fatal but preventable. In Obstetrics it can complicate hyperemesis gravidarum because of major daily requirement. Nowadays there is no consensus on early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of this disorder. We present a case report of hyperemesis ...
Tseng Y-J - - 2011
Introduction. Corrosive injury of the esophagus and stomach is never been reported after intoxication of hand warmers. Herein we reported a case that had grade IIA corrosive injury found by endoscopic examination. Case report. An 84 year-old woman with a history of dementia ingested the contents of hand warmers. She ...
Ko Seongmin - - 2011
Chylopericardium is a rare disease entity characterized by the accumulation of chylous fluid in the pericardial sac. It usually arises from mediastinal neoplasms, thrombosis of the subclavian vein, tuberculosis, nonsurgical trauma, thoracic or cardiac surgery. The spectrum of symptoms for chylopericardium varies from an incidental finding of cardiomegaly to dyspnea, ...
Simon Sibu S - - 2011
The initial presentation of myasthenia gravis as trismus is very rare and no previous reports have been found in the literature. A 35-year-old male presented to the outpatient unit of our department with inability to clench well and to open his mouth. Physical examination revealed that he had clinical findings ...
Glass Lora R Dagi - - 2011
INTRODUCTION TO THE OPHTHALMIC LITERATURE OF AN UNUSUAL CAUSE OF PAPILLEDEMA AND SUBSEQUENT OPTIC ATROPHY: X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets (XLH). Case report of a 3-year-old female presenting with papilledema resulting from craniosynostosis secondary to XLH. Early intervention with craniofacial surgery prevented the development of optic atrophy. Children with XLH should be ...
Packer Mark - - 2011
This distillation of the peer-reviewed scientific literature on infection after cataract surgery summarizes background material on epidemiology, etiology, and pathogenesis, describes the roles of surgical technique and antibiotic prophylaxis in prevention, and discusses diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in cases of suspected endophthalmitis.
Shah Ajaz - - 2011
Odontogenic myxoma (OM) is a rare and locally invasive benign neoplasm (comprising of 3-6% of all odontogenic tumors) found exclusively in the jaws. OM commonly occurs in the second and third decades, and the mandible is involved more commonly than the maxilla. The lesion often grows without symptoms and presents ...
Rajeshwari Aroor - - 2011
Dysphagia is a common clinical symptom for an ENT surgeon in his clinic, evaluation of which may not be a great challenge. The objective of this article is to report a rare cause of dysphagia which may be difficult to diagnose unless specifically thought of. This is a report of ...
Arsenault Murielle - - 2011
We describe a case of dens invaginatus in an unerupted permanent maxillary lateral incisor, which led to facial cellulitis in a 10-year-old girl. We review the importance of recognizing dens invaginatus and present strategies for preventing loss of vitality in the affected tooth.
Zaina F - - 2011
Since 2007 we focused our attention as EJPRM to the best available clinical evidence as offered by the Cochrane Collaboration. Due to the absence of a specific Rehabilitation Group (only a Field exists), reviews of PRM interest are in different groups and not easy to find. Consequently, the EJPRM offer ...
Capella Carlo - - 2011
The Italian Group of Gastrointestinal Pathologists has named a committee to develop recommendations concerning the surgical pathology report for pancreatic cancer. The committee, formed by individuals with special expertise, wrote the recommendations, which were reviewed and approved by council of the Group. The recommendations are divided into several areas including ...
Sharma Ravinder - - 2011
Human cysticercosis is an infection by the larval stage of the tapeworm. We encountered a rare case of isolated cysticercosis of sternocleidomastoid muscle in a 25 year old female. She presented with 2.5 × 1.5 cm firm, dull aching swelling with ill defined margins in right upper part of neck. It appeared to arise ...
Ellchuk T N - - 2011
SUMMARY: The TMAs are a group of microvascular occlusive disorders characterized by thrombocytopenia and intravascular hemolysis. Literature review reveals a spectrum of neuroimaging findings, including a single case report of multifocal hemorrhagic infarctions. We present a series of 12 patients with TMA demonstrating a similar pattern of multifocal cortical and ...
Allen Claire - - 2011
The Cochrane Collaboration (www.cochrane.org) is the world's largest organisation dedicated to preparing, maintaining and promoting the accessibility of systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions. It is an international organisation with participants in more than 100 countries, principally focused around the Cochrane Review Groups that are responsible for the ...
Gosselin Sylvie S Dvm - - 2011
This article provides observations on the features of sponsor-contract research organization communication that will achieve the best quality pathology report based on our collective experience. Information on the test article and any anticipated findings should be provided, and initial slide examination should be done with knowledge of treatment group (but ...
Quoraishi Sadat Haider - - 2011
We present the case of a 13-year-old boy with a congenital anterior urethral diverticulum. This is a rare condition in males which can lead to obstructive lower urinary tract symptoms and urosepsis. Diagnosis is by urethroscopy and radiological imaging. Surgical treatment can be open or endoscopic. Long-term followup is required ...
Baghestani Shahram - - 2011
Ectopic cilia is a very rare condition in human beings, usually presented as a tuft of densely grouped hair on the lateral quadrant of the upper eyelid or conjunctival surface of the eyelid. The embryologic origin of this anomaly is unknown, and few cases have been recorded in literature. In ...
Al Banna Rashed - - 2011
Transient severe biventricular systolic dysfunction is a rare phenomenon postpericardiocentesis. Here, the authors report the clinical scenario of a young male who presented with pericardial tamponade that was tuberculous in origin. Soon postpericardiocentesis, he had biventricular dysfunction that recovered spontaneously. The authors discuss the clinical presentation, investigations and pathogenesis of ...
Kalsi Tania - - 2011
A 29-year-old lady presented with an increasingly swollen tongue 3 days after commencing oseltamivir (Tamiflu) for flu-like symptoms. Once identified as the cause, her symptoms rapidly improved with antihistamines and discontinuing the Tamiflu. The authors find only one other case in the literature reporting this very rare side effect.
Fernandez-Flores Angel - - 2011
The most widely accepted classification of calcinosis cutis is reviewed and several aspects of it are examined. The main point of our criticism is that entities from different groups overlap. Also, the classification mixes etiopathogenic criteria with morphological or semiologic ones. Moreover, the role of the dermatopathologist is limited many ...
Gil-Diaz Aida - - 2011
The pure autonomic failure is a rare entity, with only a few cases reported in the literature. The authors describe a case with compensatory excessive sweating of the right hemithorax as an initial manifestation of a pure autonomic failure, and the authors review the clinical characteristics of this disease. A ...
Heimann Heinrich - - 2011
Purpose: To review the occurrence of macular retinal folds following retinal detachment surgery. Method: Review of the literature. Results: Macular folds have been reported in up to 3% of cases postoperatively. Risk factors are tamponading gas bubble, large exoplants, detachments with bullous configuration or running through the fovea, and incomplete ...
Kim Suezie - - 2011
The popularity of snowboarding has brought awareness to injuries sustained during the sport. Wrist injuries are among the most common injuries, and there is an interest in using protective equipment to prevent these injuries. The purpose of this study was to review the literature on wrist guard use, injury prevention, ...
Zeiton M A - - 2011
Anal gland carcinoma (AGC) is rare, and its innocuous presentation and developing immunohistochemical profile make the diagnosis of it challenging. Predominant presenting symptoms include anal pain, rectal bleeding and the presence of a perianal mass in advanced stages of the disease. Histological profile commonly reveals an intramural adenocarcinoma with normal ...
Shulga Olga - - 2011
The aim of this review is to provide evidence-based recommendations on the secondary prevention of atherothrombotic ischemic stroke. Antiplatelets are the major therapy for the secondary stroke prevention. The most commonly used antiplatelets agents are aspirin, clopidogrel, and extended-release dipyridamole. A lot of progress had been made in last years ...
Gharote Harshkant P - - 2011
Mesiodens, a common supernumerary tooth, is found in the midline in anterior maxilla between the incisors. Its occurrence as multiples is termed as 'mesiodentes'. Double mesiodentes, a rare phenomenon, is seldom reported in literature and show a plethora of manifestations as described in the case report. They may not be ...
Neonakis Ioannis K - - 2011
Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDR-AB) infections are difficult to treat owing to the extremely limited armamentarium. The present review reports all available treatment options against MDR-AB, including single molecules, combination schemes, and alternative modes of antimicrobial administration. Additionally, a group of recently reported peptides with anti-MDR-AB activity is described.
Ioannis Karaiskos K 1st Department of Surgery, Medical School, University of Athens, Laikon General Hospital, Athens, - - 2013
Melanoma is a serious disease with an increasing incidence and mortality of great extent. A case of cutaneous calcaneal melanoma is described with the whole management we followed. After injection of 99 m Tc-nanocoll for sentinel lymph node detection and its localization at the left inguinal region, its excision performed with ...
Rong Fan - - 2011
Primary neuroblastoma in the paratesticular region is exceedingly rare with only 4 cases reported in the medical literature. The authors report 2 additional cases of primary paratesticular neuroblastoma, both in 6-month old boys who were asymptomatic at presentation. Both cases were stage I diseases, as they typically are in this ...
Zaina F - - 2010
Since 2007 we have focused our attention to the best available clinical evidence offered by the Cochrane Collaboration. Due to the absence of a specific Rehabilitation Group (only a Field exists), reviews of PRM interest are in different groups and not easy to find. Consequently, the EJPRM lists and presents ...
Rosenbaum Sarah E - - 2011
To describe how the SUPPORT collaboration developed a short summary format for presenting the results of systematic reviews to policy-makers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We carried out 21 user tests in six countries to explore users' experiences with the summary format. We modified the summaries based on the ...
Odobasic A - - 2010
Endometriosis is the presence of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterine cavity, which most commonly affects peritoneal surfaces, ovaries and uterine ligaments. Even it is quite rare, endometriosis may affect the vulva, vagina, rectovaginal septum or perineal region, generally secondary to obstetric or surgical trauma. In this case report, we present ...
Giannella Luca - - 2010
The abdominal wall is an uncommon site of extrapelvic endometriosis, which usually develops in a previous surgical scar and it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any abdominal swelling. Endometriosis involving the rectus abdominis muscle is a very rare event and its rarity explains the incomplete nature of ...
Fernández-Aceñero M J - - 2011
Endometriosis is a disease characterized by the presence of endometrial glands and/or stroma outside the uterine cavity. The main location is the ovary, but it has been described in many other extragenital locations, mainly the intestinal wall and the epiplon, but also the lung and the skin. In this report ...
Matalliotakis I M - - 2010
The aim of this study is to report three cases of patients with endometriosis and infertility, and associated with Lyme disease. The medical files of 405 women with endometriosis and 200 without endometriosis were studied retrospectively. We report 3 cases with endometriosis and Lyme disease. Of 405 patients with endometriosis ...
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