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Lau Susanna Kar-Pui - - 2002
This paper reports a case of Haemophilus segnis polymicrobial bacteraemia and a case of H. segnis monomicrobial bacteraemia identified by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing. In the first case, a gram-negative aerobic coccobacillus was isolated with Streptococcus intermedius and S. sanguis from the blood culture of a 32-year-old intravenous drug ...
Slobodin Gleb - - 2002
The recent description of a large cohort of patients with the diagnosis of systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma (ssSSc) provided significant progress in our understanding of this entity. The prognosis of patients with ssSSc is, however, very variable, from benign in most cases to rapidly disabling in others. By reporting three ...
Kini Usha - - 2002
Arteritis of the uterine cervix and corpus described here was an incidental finding at the routine histopathological examination of the hysterectomy specimen resected from a 62 year old female who underwent laparotomy for twisted ovarian cyst. Investigations and eleven months of follow up without any specific treatment for arteritis, have ...
Panackal Anil A - - 2002
Electronic laboratory-based reporting, developed by the UPMC Health System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was evaluated to determine if it could be integrated into the conventional paper-based reporting system. We reviewed reports of 10 infectious diseases from 8 UPMC hospitals that reported to the Allegheny County Health Department in southwestern Pennsylvania during January ...
van der Leede H - - 2002
Intrathecal administration of ionic contrast media may cause severe and fatal neurotoxic reactions due to their hyperosmolarity and ionic nature. They are therefore strictly contraindicated for all radiologic applications involving the central nervous system (e.g., myelography). We present a case in which ioxitalamate was accidentally injected intrathecally. The patient recovered ...
Valle Matthew - - 2002
This paper reviews the literature on interrater agreement in 360 degree feedback systems. Multirater performance appraisals, e.g., 360 degree feedback systems, have long been advocated as important mechanisms for enhancing individual and organizational performance. Our review of the empirical literature indicates that interrater agreement is a highly desired but not ...
Arain Faisal A - - 2002
Enterocolic lymphocytic phlebitis (ELP) is a recently described disease characterized by phlebitis in the wall and mesentery of the colon and small bowel. Unlike other systemic or localized vasculitic diseases that can have similar gastrointestinal manifestations, there is no involvement of the arterial system or evidence of systemic vasculitis. The ...
Lundgren Ove - - 2002
This review article discusses the importance of the enteric nervous system for the fluid and electrolyte secretion evoked by luminal secretagogues in the small intestine. The first part of the review summarizes observations on augmented secretion caused by cholera toxin, which has been the subject of extensive studies in the ...
Desai S S - - 2002
Adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a multi-system inflammatory disorder characterized by high spiking fevers, evanescent salmon-coloured rash, arthralgias or arthritis, hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy and sore throat. There is no specific test or combination of tests that can establish the diagnosis of AOSD and patients may present with other systemic involvement including ...
Valent Peter - - 2002
Systemic mastocytosis (SM) is a clonal disease that shows an either indolent or an aggressive clinical course. Utilizing established criteria, indolent SM can readily be discriminated from the rare aggressive subvariants of SM in most cases. In a small group of patients, however, clinical and laboratory parameters are indicative of ...
Delgado Julio - - 2002
Waldenström's macroglobulinemia is a low-grade lymphoma that produces monoclonal IgM. Central nervous system symptoms are frequent in Waldenström's macroglobulinemia, mostly associated with blood hyperviscosity. Nevertheless, central nervous system infiltration by malignant cells (Bing-Neel syndrome) has rarely been reported. We describe the case of a 72-year-old man with Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia and ...
Lorenzo V - - 2002
A case of an adult dog with multifocal, progressive neurological signs caused by Neospora caninum is reported. Pathological studies showed cerebellar lesions due to the parasite, which was also present in other parts of the nervous system and muscle. Cerebellar atrophy related to Neospora infection has been rarely reported in ...
Taraszewska A - - 2002
There is a growing evidence that tumoursof the central nervous system (CNS) exhibit some immunophenotypic aberrations pointing to the multipotential cell differentiation. However, the immunohistochemistry remains still very helpful in differential diagnosis and nosologic classification of the CNS neoplasms. The purpose of this paper is to present the immunomorphological pattern ...
Goldstein Daniel A - - 2002
Glyphosate is among the pesticides most frequently reported to the California EPA Pesticide Illness Surveillance Program. We analyzed glyphosate-related calls to the Pesticide Illness Surveillance Program in order to assess the number of reports involving systemic symptoms and to better understand the nature and severity of reported cases. Data on ...
Bertinotti Luca - - 2002
We report a case of chronic idiopathic recurrent urticaria-angioedema and gastroesophageal reflux disease in a 35-years-old man, followed after 2 years by Raynaud's phenomenon and esophageal dysphagia, recurrent cough and dyspnoea, and after 4 years by systemic sclerosis. A review of the literature and possible correlated pathogenetic mechanisms are presented.
Osofsky M S - - 2001
We have studied the transport properties of disordered WSi films near the metal/insulator transition (MIT) and we have also reviewed the data for several other disordered materials near their MIT. In all cases, we found the presence of enhanced superconductivity. We constructed a superconductivity "phase diagram" (i.e., T(c) versus sigma) ...
Williams C S - - 2001
BACKGROUND: Peripheral neuropathy is a common complication of primary Sjögren syndrome, but central nervous system involvement also occurs and may be the only extraglandular manifestation. Sicca symptoms may also be minimal. Combinations of lesions along with relapses and remissions can suggest multiple sclerosis in the proper clinical setting, making the ...
Kon R - - 2001
It is well known that a simple first-order difference equation can exhibit complex population dynamics, such as sustained oscillations and chaos. An interesting problem is whether such oscillatory dynamics are expected to occur in real populations. This paper assumes that the resident system is composed of 1-host and 1-parasitoid and ...
Sbai A - - 2001
We describe a case of amyloid goiter revealing a systemic amyloidosis secondary to familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) with homozygous MEFV mutation, and we review the literature. A 45-year-old euthyroid Sephardic man, known to suffer from FMF, developed a goiter with cold nodule, after which a subtotal thyroidectomy was performed. Histologic ...
Matitiau A - - 2001
We present a case of left ventricular thrombus in a child with a normal functioning left ventricle. The diagnosis was made by 2-dimensional echocardiography after 2 episodes of systemic emboli. Hereditary protein C deficiency diagnosed in the patient provides the probable pathogenesis of the thrombus formation. Systemic emboli necessitates cardiac ...
Missner S C - - 2001
The lacrimal system is crucial for vision and comprises the lacrimal glands, which produce tears, and the lacrimal drainage system, which drains tears away from the eyes. While various disease processes affect the lacrimal glands, the lacrimal drainage system is commonly prone to congenital abnormalities such as lacrimal sac fistula. ...
Locht C - - 2001
Recent studies, including those based on genomics, have demonstrated that besides toxins and adhesins, Bordetella pertussis uses many additional virulence determinants. Most of them are part of the BvgAS regulon, although some, in particular iron-uptake systems, are independent of BvgAS. They are regulated by iron, although in one case, the ...
Hasman A - - 2001
OBJECTIVES: The paper focuses on the problem of adequately coding pathology reports using SNOMED. Both the agreement between pathologists in coding and the quality of a system that supports pathologists in coding pathology reports were evaluated. METHODS: Six sets of three pathologists each received a different set of 40 pathology ...
Chave T A - - 2001
Malignant atrophic papulosis (MAP) is a rare disease characterized by pathognomonic cutaneous lesions and frequently fatal systemic involvement. Dermatologists should have a high index of suspicion for systemic complications in a patient presenting with MAP. We report a case of malignant atrophic papulosis to highlight the clinicopathological features and review ...
Whitehead L A - - 2001
A marine bacterium strain 2-40 (2-40) degraded numerous complex carbohydrates, such as agar, chitin and alginate. It may play an important role in altering carbon fluxes in marine environments. End-product analyses revealed that 2-40 synthesized an agarase system that consisted of at least three enzymes, beta-agarase I, beta-agarase II and ...
Blais C C - - 2000
The purpose of the present review is to describe the place of endogenous kinins, mainly bradykinin (BK) and des-Arg(9)-BK in the kallikrein-kininogen-kinin system, to review and compare the different analytical methods reported for the assessment of endogenous kinins, to explain the difficulties and the pitfalls for their quantifications in biologic ...
Berker M - - 2000
Neurocutaneous melanosis is a rare dysmorphogenesis associated with single or multiple giant pigmented cutaneous nevi and diffuse involvement of the leptomeninges anywhere in the central nervous system (CNS). It is interesting that almost 8-10% of patients had associated Dandy-Walker malformation in the literature, suggesting a common origin of the developmental ...
Sonna L A - - 2000
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate an ambulatory physiological monitoring system during a mountaineering expedition. We hypothesized that the Environmental Symptoms Questionnaire, combined with frequent measurement of oxygen saturation and core temperature, would accurately identify cases of environmental illness. METHODS: Twelve military mountaineers took a daily Environmental Symptoms Questionnaire, monitored fingertip oxygen saturations, ...
Kerbl K - - 2000
Calcifications of the kidney may be located free within the collecting system, attached to a papilla, trapped beneath the urothelium, or sequestered in the renal parenchyma. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy has failed to render patients who presented with nephrocalcinosis stone free because of the submucosal location of some of the ...
Andaluz N - - 2000
Angiolipomas are neoplasms composed of mature adipocytes admixed with abnormal vascular elements. They are most commonly found in the subcutaneous tissue of the trunk and extremities, but other sites have been reported. The craniospinal axis is an uncommon but significant site. An extensive review of the literature is conducted. We ...
Abraham S - - 2000
Behçet's disease (BD) is a multifocal disorder with an immunogenetic basis, which persists over many years. Initial descriptions mentioned oral and genital ulcers with uveitis. Later a number of other manifestations were added, like skin, joint and neurological. The involvement of nervous system (Neuro-Behçet's) is reportedly uncommon. We hereby report ...
Uc A - - 2000
We report a case of hepatotoxicity in a 2-month-old baby after a camphor-containing cold remedy was applied dermally. Liver function tests returned to normal after the application of the cold remedy was discontinued. Ingestion of camphor can cause severe liver and central nervous system injury, and neurotoxicity has been observed ...
Vanslembrouck I I Dienst nefrologie: AZ Sint Jan, - - 2000
An 64-year-old woman had pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) with the characteristic skin and oculair findings. She had no associated systemic systems and no family history of PXE. The case-report is reviewed with regard to etiology, clinical features, diagnosis, inheritance and, particularly, management.
Nakayama H - - 2000
Hodgkin's disease involving in the central nervous system is extremely rare. It usually spreads contiguously, as visceral involvement is generally thought to occur secondary to involved adjacent lymph nodes. We report three such cases found in our institution in the last two decades. Based upon our limited experience together with ...
Kono H - - 2000
A case of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) with pachymeningitis is described. The patient had renal, skin, gallbladder and peripheral nervous system involvement, simultaneously with pachymeningitis. Necrotizing glomerulonephritis with crescent formation, and necrotizing small vessel vasculitis in the kidney and skin were confirmed by biopsy. A highly elevated titer of antineutrophil cytoplasmic ...
Hamilton W B - - 2000
Although its definition is simple, systemic necrotizing vasculitis (SNV) is a complex, potentially life-threatening disease. By reviewing current published literature, this article provides an overview of vasculitis and focuses on what is common to the many individual systemic vascular diseases (vasculitides). A case history of a 10-year-old girl with SNV ...
Musumeci A - - 2000
A rare case of persistent intractable hiccup as presenting symptom of cavernous angioma in the medulla oblongata is reported. Pathophysiologic hypotheses about the triggering mechanism of hiccup are discussed, with special reference to the causes affecting the central nervous system. A review of the literature concerning medullary lesions presenting with ...
Gigantelli J W - - 2000
PURPOSE: To report a case of intrauterine anticonvulsant exposure with subsequent ocular adnexal manifestations. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: An 18-month-old child with known anticonvulsant embryopathy was referred for the management of bilateral congenital blepharoptosis. Physical examination confirmed ocular and nonocular external manifestations of valproate and hydantoin embryopathies. Cavum septum pellucidum, ...
Roane D M - - 2000
Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a progressive neurological illness associated with parkinsonism. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) improves motor function in Parkinson's disease and, thus, might be beneficial in MSA. Three cases of MSA treated with ECT are described. All patients improved neurologically, but none regained independent ambulation. A review, including previously ...
Martens A - - 2000
The tutoring process of conventional case-oriented medical training systems can be characterised as either guided or unguided. In contrast to that, the aim of the system "Docs'n Drugs" is to distinguish between different levels of guidance. The author can realise the tutoring case as a guided, a half guided or ...
Petrella T M - - 1999
Lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LG) is an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. The disease primarily involves the lungs; however, skin, renal, and central nervous system (CNS) are seen in varying proportions. Neurological involvement occurs in one third of the patients, and confers a worse prognosis. The use of radiotherapy to treat CNS ...
Zuccoli G - - 1999
In 1995, as a result of the observation of Rhabdoid elements among the other components of a Teratoid/Rhabdoid tumor (TRT), a new nomenclature was introduced, Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor (ATRT) of infancy and childhood. We report the clinical history and radiological findings in a child affected by central nervous system (CNS) ...
Delgado M A - - 1999
We describe the case of a male patient with biopsy-proven non-resectable liver adenoma at age 32 who presented 17 years later with hepatocellular carcinoma and nephrotic syndrome. Autopsy demonstrated systemic amyloidosis A. Review of the medical literature disclosed only three previous published cases of liver tumors associated with systemic amyloidosis. ...
Urwin S C - - 1999
Nefopam is a non-opioid analgesic agent with a central mode of action involving activation of descending pain-modulating pathways and inhibition of synaptosomal uptake of hydroxytryptamine, norepinephrine and dopamine. Adverse effects during therapeutic use and after overdose of nefopam are known to involve the central nervous system (confusion and convulsions), the ...
Mundra R K - - 1999
Oral submucous fibrosis is common in the Indian subcontinent, but only a few cases have been reported in the paediatric age group. An interesting case of submucous fibrosis in a child aged 8 years is reported . A brief review of literature and management of the patient are discussed.
Butzkueven H - - 1999
We report the case of a 49-year-old woman suffering combined central and peripheral demyelination, with serial magnetic resonance images scans illustrating the development of central demyelination in a patient with established chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. This is the sixth patient with this rare overlap syndrome reported to date. We review ...
Goravalingappa J P - - 1999
Benign neoplasms of the tonsillar region are rare and these include haemangiomas, fibromas, lipomas and schwannomas (Friedmann I, 1986). True fibromas of oral cavity and oropharynxes are very rare (Waal I. V., Snow, G. B. 1993). Fibromas have been recorded in nasal cavity, pharynx and larynx (Fu Y. S., Perzin ...
Moriarity J L - - 1999
This article reviews general information about cavernous malformations, including histology, radiology, epidemiology, and symptomatology. Rates of hemorrhage as reported in the literature are presented. Familial cavernous malformations and their genetic basis are discussed. Finally, the variations in the biological behavior of cavernous malformations in different regions of the central nervous ...
Hadjichristodoulou C - - 1999
Until recently the system for reporting infectious diseases in Greece was inadequate, but a new laboratory reporting system was introduced in 1998, in which collaborating laboratories throughout Greece report each week by e-mail or fax using standard form
Vanpee D - - 1999
We report the case of a 83-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with hypoglycaemia resembling a cerebrovascular accident. Hypoglycaemic hemiparesis is an under-recognized manifestation of hypoglycaemia. If not recognized and treated promptly, hypoglycaemia may cause irreversible central nervous system injury; it rarely results in death. It is imperative ...
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