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SAÏDI, Béchir
An abnormal partially-albino embryo with atypical characteristics was removed from a pregnant female sandbar shark, Carcharhinus plumbeus, caught in the Gulf of Gabès in southern Tunisian, central Mediterranean. The specimen is described and atypical characteristics and albinism in shark species is reviewed.
Kato Yoko - - 2006
We report a case of urticarial vasculitis that appeared during the course of limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis. The urticarial lesions responded to systemic administration of prednisolone. After the appearance of urticarial vasculitis, the progression of scleroderma in distal sites of her elbow and knee joint became apparent. We consider this ...
Kruskal Jonathan B - - 2006
PURPOSE: To evaluate an online system developed and implemented for reporting and managing quality assurance (QA) events occurring in a radiology department. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This HIPAA-compliant study had institutional review board approval; informed consent was not required. Using repeated plan-do-study-act cycles, a radiology quality management team applied a 10-step ...
Waddell J Neil - - 2006
The purpose of this literature review was to identify the etiological factors of failure of soldered bars in bar attachment systems for removable implant overdentures. A search of MEDLINE using the key words "bar attachment systems" was performed of English language peer-reviewed journals published between 1975 and 2005. Clinical studies ...
Brodkin Cynthia L - - 2006
Erdheim-Chester disease is a rare, systemic histiocytosis that involves multiple organ systems and causes symmetric sclerosis of the metaphysis and diaphysis of the long bones. We present 2 cases and reviewed 108 patients reported in the literature who had neurologic manifestations of Erdheim-Chester disease. After eye involvement or diabetes insipidus, ...
Sekula Raymond F RF - - 2006
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), also known as postinfectious encephalomyelitis, is an immunologically mediated demyelinating disorder affecting the central nervous system that typically occurs after infection or vaccination. The prognosis of ADEM is generally favorable. In a small subset of patients with ADEM, however, fulminant cerebral edema requiring neurosurgical intervention will ...
Ghosh J B - - 2006
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common chronic rheumatic disorder of the childhood and is manifested by synovitis with or without systemic features. Secondary vasculitis occurring in response to JIA is reflected clinically on different structures or systems of the body. Here is reported a rare case of systemic ...
Moreland Douglas B - - 2006
Schwannomas are common in the central nervous system, but only a few cases in the pituitary fossa have been reported. Described here is a case of an intrasellar schwannoma associated with headaches and behavioural changes, which responded to subtotal excision of the lesion. The diagnosis of intrasellar schwannoma was made ...
Auron Ari - - 2006
Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (NFD) is an entity of unknown etiology that has only been reported in patients with impaired kidney function. It has characteristic diagnostic findings by skin biopsy and due to its systemic involvement in some reported cases, the term "nephrogenic systemic fibrosis" has been recently suggested as more ...
Miliaras George - - 2006
Superficial siderosis (SS) is a rare entity. A chronic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) leads to the deposition of ferric pigments and ions in the surface of the central nervous system (CNS). The cause of this hemorrhage is identified in half of the cases. The disease progresses slowly and the damage is ...
Gupta E - - 2006
The regulations with respect to biowaivers for immediate release (IR) solid oral dosage forms in the USA, the EU, Japan and from the World Health Organization (WHO) are summarized and compared. Two case studies are presented, one from our own files and one from the open literature, showing the similarities ...
Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.)
Information reviewed and reaffirmed 1959.
Fujita Yasuyuki - - 2006
We report the case of a 61-year-old Japanese man with IgG lambda-type multiple myeloma, who presented with nail dystrophy as the initial manifestation of systemic amyloidosis. Subsequently he developed bullous amyloidosis. This report documents these two rare signs of systemic amyloidosis and demonstrates the precise location of cutaneous blister formation ...
Wethington Holly - - 2006
This paper discusses the traditional system of foodborne-illness surveillance and provides a justification for increased syndromic surveillance of foodborne illness. A new Internet-based method for reporting foodborne disease is explained, and data entered by 7,500 visitors to the pilot Web site are described with respect to completeness and basic demographic ...
Pinheiro Thiago Pastor da Silva - - 2006
Progressive Hemifacial Atrophy, also known as Parry-Romberg Syndrome, is an uncommon degenerative and poorly understood condition. It is characterized by a slow and progressive atrophy affecting one side of the face. The incidence and the cause of this alteration is unknown. A cerebral disturbance of fat metabolism has been proposed ...
Brito Adriana Rocha - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To report a pediatric case of central pontine and extrapontine myelinolysis, a rare neurological disease often associated with rapid correction of hyponatremia. DESCRIPTION: A 15 year-old female adolescent developed locked-in syndrome during severe hyponatremia. Brain magnetic resonance imaging was consistent with the diagnosis of central pontine and extrapontine myelinolysis. ...
Bruchim Y - - 2006
Aspergillus terreus, normally a soil or plant saprophyte, causes disseminated systemic infection, involving primarily the skeletal and the cardiopulmonary system in humans and dogs.(1, 2) We describe two cases of German shepherd dogs that were referred to Koret School of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital with a history of anorexia and ...
Queiroz Erika Kaltenecker Retto de - - 2006
A significant increase in the incidence of male infertility has been described in the international literature, raising questions about its causes. Part of this effect may result from synthetic toxic substances acting on the endocrine system (endocrine disruptors), many of which are routinely used in work processes. We provide a ...
Lin Swu-Jane - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Prior authorization has been used extensively as one of the mechanisms to control costs and ensure quality of care by the National Health Insurance (NHI) plan in Taiwan. An appeals system, the Dispute Mediation Committee (DMC), independent of the NHI, is available for interested parties to dispute denials of ...
Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.)
Information reviewed and reaffirmed, 1965. Original report dated December 1937
Bichindaritz Isabelle - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Mémoire is a framework for sharing and distributing case bases and case-based reasoning (CBR) systems in biology and medicine. METHODS AND MATERIAL: This paper first introduces the semantic Web approach to build a better Web where search engines, knowledge sources and servers, applications and services can live, work, and ...
Silberman Adrian - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Dens invaginatus is a rare dental anomaly that may give rise to many complex anatomical forms. The complexity of the internal anatomy may create challenges for the complete removal of the diseased pulpal tissue and the subsequent sealing of the canal system. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors discuss the modification ...
Tubbs R Shane - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: Paroxysmal unilateral cephalic hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder of the autonomic nervous system. CASE REPORT: We report an adult male who developed this disorder almost 20 years after posterior fossa decompression for Chiari I malformation with syringomyelia as a child. Further, the patient presented with spastic diplegia. To date, ...
Rolfhamre P - - 2006
Electronic systems for communicable diseases surveillance enhance quality by simplifying reporting, improving completeness, and increasing timeliness. In this article we outline the ideas and technologies behind SmiNet-2, a new comprehensive regional/national system for communicable disease surveillance in Sweden. The system allows for reporting from physicians (web form) and laboratories (direct ...
Abi-Jaoudeh Nadine - - 2006
Developmental defects of the tentorium represent a spectrum of disease with small defects and apertures that have little clinical significance on one end and hypoplasia or aplasia on the other. The latter is associated with serious central nervous system malformations, it is seldom isolated, and aside from the 3 cases ...
Obenauer Silvia - - 2006
The object of this study was to determine the performance of a computer-aided detection system in full-field digital mammography (Senographe 2000D, General Electric, Buc, France) in detecting carcinomas in breasts in dependence of the initial Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) categories. A total of 226 mediolateral oblique (MLO) ...
Chen Ying-Chu - - 2005
Witzelsucht is a tendency to tell inappropriate and poor jokes. It usually occurs after a focal lesion involving orbitofrontal cortical or paramedian thalamic regions, especially on the right side. Here we report a 56-year-old man developing witzelsucht and hypersexuality after a right putaminal hemorrhage. The hematoma extended to the sublenticular ...
Finlay Heather E - - 2005
Computer-based systems can detect underreported adverse events. We hypothesized that a system could be designed to detect potential or unreported cases of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI). We developed and tested a computer screening system using retrospective computer blood gas data after transfusions during a 45-day period at a tertiary ...
Thompson David A - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Voluntary incident reporting systems that identify risks can be integrated into existing hospital reporting systems and can improve patient safety. FINDINGS: A voluntary and anonymous Web-based intensive care unit safety reporting system (ICUSRS) was implemented in a cohort of intensive care units (ICUs). The reporting system was integrated into ...
Chuang Ming-Tsung - - 2005
Central neurocytoma (CNC), first described by Hassoun et al in 1982, is a rare neuronal tumor of the central nervous system, accounting for 0.25% to 0.5% of all central nervous system tumors. To our knowledge, there are only 5 published articles reporting the magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) findings of neurocytomas. ...
Sharma Sanjiv - - 2005
The presentation of a solitary episode of loss of consciousness in aviators presents a challenge to the aerospace physician, who has certain vital obligations to fulfill: to find the cause of loss of consciousness; to find the likely pathology; and to make a decision about fitness for flying duties. Evaluation ...
Poticny Daniel - - 2005
The currently available CAD/CAM technologies present clinicians with various clinical benefits that include durability, marginal adaptation, and precision aesthetics. The clinical and laboratory procedures associated with these CAD/CAM systems differ from one another, and practitioners must understand the indications for each. Office-based systems, as demonstrated in the following case presentation, ...
Panagariya Ashok, Sureka R.K., ...
Central pontine myelinolysis is a demyelinating affection of central pons diagnosed on the basis of characteristic MRI finding in an appropriate clinical setting. The condition has been described as universally fatal; however, recent reports of recovery have been documented. We report a case of central pontine and extra pontine myelinolysis, ...
Rossi Simona - - 2005
Cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive storage disorder, characterized by the abnormal accumulation of cystine in cellular lysosomes. This accumulation, which can occur in any organ system, leads to crystallization of trapped cystine and ultimately cellular death. Hepatic manifestations of Cystinosis although rare, have been described in the literature. However, ...
Isella Valeria - - 2005
The authors describe a case of primary progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (pPML). Unlike previous similar reports, our patient underwent up-to-date and extensive in vivo and post-mortem investigations that established beyond doubt the competence of his immune system and the absence of underlying predisposing disorders. The various implications of this case, both ...
Panagariya A - - 2005
Central pontine myelinolysis is a demyelinating affection of central pons diagnosed on the basis of characteristic MRI finding in an appropriate clinical setting. The condition has been described as universally fatal; however, recent reports of recovery have been documented. We report a case of central pontine and extra pontine myelinolysis, ...
de Bree E - - 2005
Malignant eccrine poroma is a rare disease with approximately 200 cases reported in the literature. Regional cutaneous and systemic metastases are rarely observed and their management has been generally unsuccessful. We report on a case in which topical 5-fluorouracil application and intra-arterial chemotherapy with docetaxel resulted in a histologically confirmed ...
Daniel Fady - - 2005
Endosonography is now an effective tool for the assessment of anorectal pathologies. We present a case of rectal prolapse in a patient with progressive systemic sclerosis, with low resting anal pressure, no rectoanal inhibitory reflex in manometry, and a thin, heterogeneous, difficult to delineate, internal sphincter on endoanal ultrasound. We ...
Rajagopalan Vandana - - 2005
Clinically detected extra-cranial metastases from glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) are quite rare, with an incidence of <2% reported in the published literature. Among the various reported sites of systemic metastases from GBM, there are few cases of clinically symptomatic bone marrow metastasis. The case of a patient developing systemic dissemination of ...
Godambe Sunit - - 2005
Incontinentia pigmenti (Bloch-Sulzberger syndrome) is a multisystem disorder with classical changing skin lesions. The other systems that are involved include the central nervous system, eye, hair, teeth, musculoskeletal system and, occasionally, the cardiovascular system. We report a neonate with a diagnosis of incontinentia pigmenti who presented at birth with pulmonary ...
Melton Genevieve B - - 2005
To determine whether natural language processing (NLP) can effectively detect adverse events defined in the New York Patient Occurrence Reporting and Tracking System (NYPORTS) using discharge summaries. An adverse event detection system for discharge summaries using the NLP system MedLEE was constructed to identify 45 NYPORTS event types. The system ...
Hein Michael S MS USD School of Medicine, SD, - - 2005
Aggressive Systemic Mastocytosis (ASM), a rare subtype of Systemic Mastocytosis (SM), results from clonal proliferation and invasion of multiple organs by neoplastic mast cells. The clinical presentation varies, dependent on which organ systems are involved, and may take an indolent or rapidly fatal course. Several treatment strategies have been proposed. ...
Kholová I - - 2005
The cardiovascular system is a common target of amyloidosis. This review presents the current clinical and diagnostic approach to amyloidosis, with the emphasis on cardiovascular involvement. It summarises recent nomenclature, classification, and pathogenesis of amyloidosis. In addition, non-invasive possibilities are discussed, together with endomyocardial biopsies in the diagnosis of cardiac ...
Jaovisidha Kanyakorn - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To review current literature on the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) manifestations of systemic sclerosis (SSc) and to report on 5 patients with severe gastrointestinal SSc. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clinical course and histopathology of 5 patients are described. A review of the medical literature registered in MedLine and PreMedLine databases ...
Ward M - - 2005
In 2002, the internet based reporting system OSIRIS was introduced in the Netherlands and by the end of that year had fully replaced the paper-based reporting system. The objectives of OSIRIS were to improve timeliness and completeness of surveillance data on infectious diseases reported from regional to national level. We ...
Lane David R - - 2004
The bite of the brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa) typically results in local, dermonecrotic skin lesions. Rarely, these bites may precipitate systemic disturbances of varying severity collectively known as systemic loxoscelism. The more severe systemic alterations attributed to the venom of this arachnid include hemolytic anemia, multiorgan failure, disseminated intravascular ...
Davidson Karina W - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Multiple review systems have been established within medicine and psychology to evaluate and disseminate research findings to clinical practice. PURPOSE: Within this article, five evidence-based review systems are reviewed to inform the development or the use of an evidence review system for the behavioral medicine field. METHODS: Each review ...
Holzmueller Christine G - - 2005
In an effort to improve patient safety, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University designed and implemented a comprehensive Web-based Intensive Care Unit Safety Reporting System (ICUSRS). The ICUSRS collects data about adverse events and near misses from all staff in the ICU. This report reflects data on 854 reports from ...
Haspolat Senay - - 2004
Osmotic myelinolysis is a rare, acute, demyelinating process that involves the pons (central pontine myelinolysis) and other locations of the central nervous system (extrapontine myelinolysis). Central pontine myelinolysis is described in children, usually associated with rapid correction of hyponatremia. Other conditions, such as hypernatremia and hyperglycemia, have also been reported ...
Suarez Carlos R - - 2004
Gliofibromas are bimorphic tumors of the central nervous system. Although they are composed of astrocytic and fibroblastic elements, their histogenesis is not clear. An attempt has been made to classify the tumors as low- or high-grade based on morphology and proliferative labeling index, but the clinical behavior and the optimal ...
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