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Andreoli Christopher M - - 2004
PURPOSE: To describe a case of primary meningococcal conjunctivitis mimicking epidemic keratoconjunctivitis. METHODS: Review of a case history and current literature. RESULTS: A 28-year-old man presented with 5 days of a bilateral follicular conjunctivitis and subepithelial corneal infiltrates. Initial diagnosis of adenoviral conjunctivitis was made. Initial Gram stain of conjunctival ...
Turhan Hasan - - 2004
A variety of symptoms that accompany migraine are mediated by the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system has long been known to play a potentially important role in the occurrence of atrial fibrillation. Clinically significant effects on cardiac rhythm are uncommon during migraine attacks. In the present case, we ...
Myers Tricia Cook - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current article is to review the literature regarding the use of alternative delivery systems, such as telemedicine, and new technologies, such as the use of hand-held computers, in the treatment of patients with eating disorders. METHOD: The literature is reviewed in the following areas: self-help ...
Dhiwakar M - - 2004
Central nervous system infection by Listeria monocytogenes is relatively uncommon, but is known to be highly morbid and fatal. We describe a case of listeria meningoencephalitis, wherein the acute episode was followed by a hitherto unreported conglomeration of severe and progressive neurological sequelae, in the form of supratentorial hydrocephalus, aqueduct ...
Chatterjee T - - 2004
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are clonal haematopoietic stem cell disorders characterised by ineffective and dyspoietic haematopoiesis. The natural history of these disorders is variable and ranges from a chronic to a rapid course towards leukaemic progression. Certain shortcomings have been encountered in the French-American-British (FAB) classification over the years, and therefore ...
Prayson Richard A - - 2004
Paragangliomas arising as primary neoplasms in the intracranial portion of the central nervous system are relatively uncommon and only have been rarely reported. We report a case of apparent primary paraganglioma arising in the left cerebellar hemisphere in an 11-year-old girl who presented with a 6-month history of headaches. The ...
Pérez-Melero Concepción - - 2004
The 3-hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl ring of combretastatin A-4 can be replaced by a 2-naphthyl moiety without significant loss of cytotoxicity and inhibition of tubulin polymerization potency. In this paper we show that the 6- or 7-quinolyl systems can in turn replace both cyclic moieties, keeping in the first case most of the ...
Tan Hüseyin - - 2004
Central pontine myelinolysis is a rare neurologic disorder defined by symmetric demyelination in the central base of the pons. It usually manifests with neurologic signs such as impaired consciousness, ataxia, spastic quadriparesis, pseudobulbar signs, and the locked-in syndrome which is related to a disconnection syndrome at the pontine level. We ...
Fernald Douglas H - - 2004
We examined reports to a primary care, ambulatory, patient safety reporting system to describe types of errors reported and differences between anonymous and confidential reports. Applied Strategies for Improving Patient Safety (ASIPS) is a demonstration project designed to collect and analyze medical error reports from clinicians and staff in 2 ...
Khadilkar V V - - 2004
Acalvaria is a rare congenital malformation in which the flat bones of the cranial vault, duramater and associated muscles are absent but the central nervous system is usually unaffected. Acalvaria has usually been described as a fatal anomaly and reports are rare in the Indian literature. We report a living ...
Huettig Matthias - - 2004
BACKGROUND: The quality of medical reports on diagnostic procedures has a considerable impact on the quality of medical care. Handwritten or otherwise unstructured reports tend to be incomplete, whereas structured questionnaires are of limited flexibility and not considered case-adequate. Thus, medical reports of this kind may promote an incomplete and ...
Moreira-Silva Sandra F - - 2004
Clinical involvement of the nervous system in visceral larva migrans due to Toxocara is rare, although in experimental animals the larvae frequently migrate to the brain. A review of the literature from the early 50's to date found 29 cases of brain involvement in toxocariasis. In 20 cases, various clinical ...
Matsuki Naoaki - - 2004
To examine the prevalence of autoantibody in canine cerebrospinal fluids (CSFs), CSFs were collected from 14 healthy controls and 88 clinical cases with various diseases in the central nervous system (CNS), and were analyzed by an indirect fluorescence antibody test on frozen sections of the cerebrum from normal Beagle dogs. ...
Brauchli K - - 2004
The National Referral Hospital in Honiara, Solomon Islands, has used an Internet-based system in Switzerland for telepathology consultations since September 2001. Due to the limited bandwidth of Internet connections on the Solomon Islands, an email interface was developed that allows users in Honiara to submit cases and receive reports by ...
Caruso Mary - - 2004
We studied a reviewer-prompting system designed to improve the timeliness of journal reviews. The prompting system consisted of an e-mail message sent individually to reviewers noting the manuscript number, review due date, and associated social amenities for the timely completion of the task. Our results indicated that the prompting system ...
Garrido Terhilda - - 2004
Further evidence in favor of the clinical IT business case is set forth in Kaiser Permanente's cost/benefit analysis for an electronic hospital information system. This article reviews the business case for an inpatient electronic medical record system, including 36 categories of quantifiable benefits that contribute to a positive cumulative net ...
Yuca K - - 2004
Hairy tongue or black hairy tongue is a benign condition characterized by hypertrophy of the filiform papillae that give the dorsum of the tongue a furry appearance. The color of the elongated papillae varies from yellowish white to brown or black. The etiology is unclear, but the disorder has been ...
Revankar Sanjay G - - 2004
Phaeohyphomycosis refers to infections caused by darkly pigmented fungi. These fungi rarely cause life-threatening disease. We reviewed 101 cases of culture-proven primary central nervous system phaeohyphomycosis reported in the English-language literature from 1966 to 2002. The most frequently isolated species was Cladophialophora bantiana. The next most frequent isolate was Ramichloridium ...
Filizzola Marcelo J MJ Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, Texas, USA. - - 2003
Phaeohyphomycosis refers to infections caused by phaeoid fungi that can have an aggressive course in normal hosts. Involvement of the central nervous system may occur with a generally poor outcome. Clinical report and literature review: We report a case of Bipolaris sp. brain abscess in an immunologically competent host. We ...
Mori Tetsuya - - 2003
Central nervous system (CNS) involvement in cases of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) has been described only rarely. The authors describe an 11-year-old girl with ALCL who developed isolated CNS relapse but had no CNS disease at initial diagnosis and had received CNS-prophylactic treatment. The patient achieved a second remission ...
Lindsey Ian - - 2003
PURPOSE: We report a case of subtotal colonic involvement of systemic sclerosis, successfully managed by subtotal colectomy and cecosigmoid anastomosis, and review the literature on surgical management. METHODS: A patient had profound slow transit constipation and severe colonic involvement on nuclear transit study. Surgery was conservative, with preservation of distal ...
Watkins Brian P - - 2004
Ectopic ovarian tissue is a rare gynecologic problem. The nomenclature and classification systems are unclear and still debated. Herein we provide a case report and review the literature to help clarify the classification system of ectopic ovarian tissue.
Weiss Nirit - - 2003
The authors present the case of a 49-year-old woman with disabling bilateral upper-extremity cerebellar tremor that resolved unexpectedly after placement of an intrathecal baclofen pump for lower-extremity spasticity. The tremor amplitude decreased nearly linearly with increasing intrathecal baclofen dosage, and disappeared completely at a dose of 250 microg/day. In this ...
Pappas Georgios - - 2003
Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease that remains endemic worldwide. Its clinical manifestations and focal complications are often troublesome in making a diagnosis. Involvement of the respiratory system in brucellosis is an acknowledged but rare event that is only occasionally described in literature. We describe 37 cases of respiratory involvement during ...
Mainenti P P - - 2003
Although the liver and spleen are frequently involved in primary systemic amyloidosis, the clinical manifestations of hepatic and splenic involvement are usually mild and a dominant symptomatic hepatic presentation is uncommon. We report a case of a 51-year-old woman with giant hepatomegaly, hypertransaminasemia, increase in alkaline phosphatase, and ascites, in ...
Gholam Dany - - 2003
Multicentric Castleman's disease (MCD) is a rare systemic lymphoproliferative disorder with too few patient series reported in the literature to have a clear idea about the etiology, outcome and the best treatment available. Systemic reactive amyloidosis is a very rare complication of MCD and its presence worsens the prognosis. We ...
Clarot F - - 2003
Tramadol is a centrally acting analgesic agent used in the treatment of mild to moderate pain. It has a low affinity to opioid receptors and inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrin and serotonin producing an analgesic action by blocking nociceptive impulses in the spine. Although 21 drug-combined fatalities including tramadol have ...
Pilozzi Emanuela - - 2003
The aim of our study was to investigate B cell clonality of distinct localizations of primary central nervous system lymphomas (PCNSL) in AIDS patients. We selected seven autoptic cases of AIDS PCNSL with at least two separated localizations of the disease in the central nervous system (CNS). Clonality was investigated ...
C.P. Das, S. Prabhakar, ...
A known case of scleroderma presented with right hemiparesis, focal seizures, optic atrophy and gangrene of digits. There was no evidence of peripheral nerve or muscle involvement. MRI showed multifocal infarcts in both cerebral hemispheres. MR angiography revealed poor flow in bilateral carotid arteries with collateralization from posterior circulation. She ...
Wijdicks Eelco F M - - 2003
Posterior leukoencephalopathy typically denotes neurotoxicity from immunosuppressive agents, malignant hypertension or eclampsia. It has not been documented in central nervous system angiitis. We present three cases associated with isolated cerebral angiitis after review of all cases of isolated CNS angiitis from 1998 to 2000. Additional lesions beyond the posterior occipital ...
Wang Shou-Ren - - 2003
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease of undetermined origin that occasionally manifests as dizziness and imbalance. It is not often considered in clinical situations, especially not by neuro-otological consultants. Hence, we report our recent experience with two cases of MSA. One is that of a 62-year-old man ...
Mattos João Paulo - - 2003
We present the case of a 30-year female patient with multiple systemic metastases of posterior fossa primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PF- PNET) and present a review concerning the usual presentation, sign and symptoms, radiological aspects, pathways of spread, genetic patterns and treatment of PF-PNET. The biological behavior of PF - PNET ...
Kienstra Matthew A - - 2003
There is no uniform grading system for nasal dorsal deformities currently in general use among surgeons who perform rhinoplasty. Given the popularity of this procedure among both the general public and surgeons, it is time that there was a uniform system describing dorsal deformities. Such a system has value in ...
Kalyanasundaram Sridhar - - 2003
Congenital malformations of the central nervous system have varied presentations depending on the stage of embryological development when the insult occurred. We report a neonate with microcephaly associated with plate-like cortical calcification, probably secondary to an unidentified insult at around 11-12 weeks post-conceptional age causing an arrest of the proliferative ...
Elies L - - 2003
We report a case of fatal systemic mycosis in a 9-year-old cat. Diagnosis of phaeohyphomycosis was made by histology. Morphological and molecular identification of the fungus isolated from the lesions yielded the species Cladophialophora bantiana. This species is well known to be a neurotropic fungus causing cerebral pyogranulomatous lesions in ...
Christen-Zaech S - - 2003
BACKGROUND: In Alzheimer's disease (AD) the olfactory system, including the olfactory bulb, a limbic paleocortex is severely damaged. The occurrence of early olfactory deficits and the presence of senile plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in olfactory bulb were reported previously by a few authors. The goal of the present study was ...
Blanton Patricia L - - 2003
BACKGROUND: The authors review four techniques for producing block and topical anesthesia that have been advocated as alternatives to conventional methods. The objective of this review is to examine the basis for each method's application in dentistry, including scientific studies where available. TYPES OF STUDIES REVIEWED: The authors reviewed both ...
Zary Nabil - - 2003
Computer based patient case simulation systems have during the recent years been introduced in medical education to allow students to "meet" more cases that are educationally optimized and adapted to the actual learning situation. However, three major problems exist with most computer based case simulation systems today: They are expensive ...
Rossille Delphine - - 2003
When a new patient does not comply with the guidelines, experts base their therapeutic decisions on similar patients' cases they have treated in the past. The case-based reasoning decision-support system we propose will automatically compare the patient's case to the structured guideline, then to other cases, and retrieve similar cases. ...
Leone Roberto R Clinical Pharmacology Unit, WHO Reference Centre for Education and Communication in International Drug Monitoring, University of Verona, Italy. - - 2003
To analyse and compare with one another and with other antibacterial drugs the adverse drug reactions (ADRs) of the different fluoroquinolones currently used in Italy, spontaneously reported from doctors in three northern Italian regions. The data on fluoroquinolones and other antibacterials were obtained from the spontaneous reporting system database of ...
Leal Evelia - - 2003
The femoral hypoplasia-unusual facies syndrome (FFS) is a very rare association of femoral and facial abnormalities. Maternal diabetes mellitus has been mainly involved as the causal agent. We report the second case of FFS with anomalies in the central nervous system (CNS) including corticosubcortical atrophy, colpocephaly, partial agenesis of corpus ...
Alfadley Abdullah - - 2003
Ichthyosis follicularis (IF) is a very rare neurocutaneous, X-linked recessive condition affecting the skin, hair, eyes, and central nervous system (CNS). This report describes a child with facial dysmorphism, mental retardation, psychomotor delay, congenital alopecia of the scalp, eyebrows, and eyelashes, and extensive spiny follicular papules. A skin biopsy specimen ...
Garabedian Catherine E - - 2003
The second session of the Barrels II Workshop focused on the function of cortical circuitry in the rodent vibrissa-to-barrel system. The session began with talks by Asaf Keller (University of Maryland), Christopher Moore (MIT), and David Pinto (Brown University). These presentations were followed by shorter talks by Mark Andermann (MIT), ...
Shehata Bahig M - - 2002
We report a unique case of carcinoid cardiopathy. The patient, a 59-year-old white woman with a known carcinoid tumor of the terminal ileum, presented with complete heart block and subsequently died. Because of her clinical presentation, we examined the conducting system at autopsy. The atrioventricular node was heavily infiltrated by ...
Katati M J - - 2002
Solitary eosinophilic granuloma that involves the CNS is an uncommon lesion and most frequently affects the hypothalamus. We report a new and rare case of solitary eosinophilic granuloma of the left temporal lobe in a patient without systemic disease. The diagnosis was confirmed by electron microscopy and immuohistochemical techniques. The ...
Das C P - - 2002
A known case of scleroderma presented with right hemiparesis, focal seizures, optic atrophy and gangrene of digits. There was no evidence of peripheral nerve or muscle involvement. MRI showed multifocal infarcts in both cerebral hemispheres. MR angiography revealed poor flow in bilateral carotid arteries with collateralization from posterior circulation. She ...
Roca-Ribas Francesc - - 2002
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case review. SETTING: Tertiary care, university hospital. PATIENTS: The authors describe two patients operated on for acoustic neuroma in whom hyponatremia occurred after intervention. INTERVENTIONS: Acoustic neuroma surgery. RESULTS: Wrong diagnosis in case of central nervous system disorder associated with hyponatremia can have fatal consequences. CONCLUSIONS: To ...
Ke Jianhong - - 2002
We study the kinetic behavior of the growth of aggregates driven by reversible migration between any two aggregates. For the simple system with the migration rate kernel K(k;j)=K(')(k;j) proportional, variant kj(upsilon) at which the monomers migrate between the aggregates of size k and those of size j, we find that ...
Fraunfelder Frederick W - - 2002
PURPOSE: To report 11 cases of adverse systemic reactions to topical ocular application of phenylephrine 10% in pledget form and to discourage this method of treatment for hemostasis in laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery and other ophthalmic uses. DESIGN: Observational case series. METHODS: The literature, reports provided to the ...
AL-Dashti Raja - - 2002
Transvenous pacemaker malposition in the systemic circulation is a rare complication of pacemaker implantation; the incidence is not well known. However, with the aid of two-dimensional echocardiography, the problem of pacemaker malposition can be identified earlier. After pacemaker insertion, an electrocardiogram and a posterior-anterior and lateral chest x-ray should be ...
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