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Lapenta Leonardo L Institute of Neurology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy - - 2014
Super-refractory status epilepticus (SE; ie, SE continuing or recurring despite 24 hours of general anesthesia) is a severe condition with high percentage of mortality and morbidity. Usually, this condition occurs because of serious brain damage; nevertheless, some patients develop super-refractory SE without identifiable etiology. Although not uncommonly encountered in neurointensive ...
Bennett Alicia E AE University of Utah, Neurology Department, 175 N. Medical Dr. East, 5th Floor, Salt Lake City 84132, - - 2014
Refractory status epilepticus is a disease associated with high morbidity and mortality, which does not always respond to standard treatments, and when they fail, alternative modalities become crucial. Therapeutic hypothermia slows nerve conduction in vitro, and has been shown to abort seizures in animal models. Therapeutic hypothermia has been experimentally ...
Yeh Yi-Chen YC Division of Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Center for Cell Engineering, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York; Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; Institute of Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, - - 2014
The IASLC/ATS/ERS classification of lung adenocarcinoma provides a prognostically significant histologic subclassification. The aim of this study is to investigate the accuracy, limitations, and interobserver agreement of frozen sections (FS) for predicting histologic subtype. FS and permanent section slides from 361 resected stage I lung adenocarcinomas ≤ 3 cm were ...
Dan Dilip D 0000-0001-9893-9320 Department of Clinical Surgical Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, St. Augustine, Trinidad and - - 2014
Solid pseudopapillary neoplasms of the pancreas are uncommon, accounting for only 1-2% of all pancreatic neoplasms. These tumors are being detected at an increased rate, probably due to the increased awareness and the liberal use of imaging. We report two cases of patients with solid pseudopapillary pancreatic tumors and review ...
Bruce C C Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, The University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, - - 2013
We reviewed the biological elements supporting the usefulness of a specifically designed particulate form of demineralized bone matrix (DBM) with spinal fusion, and report some limitations of its use described in the medical literature and in the interbody space using a cadaveric biomechanical model. A literature review and description of ...
Gerk U - - 2013
The data on the viscosities of radiographic contrast media (RCM) in the literature diverge, sometimes considerably. A direct comparative study of RCM appears reasonable and necessary, since different studies have been based on the assumption of the correctness of historical data from the literature. RCM viscosities in the literature differ ...
Pedraza Jaime - - 2013
This article reviews the components of the preparticipation physical examination. It looks at some of the key elements of the history and the physical examination that help determine whether an athlete can participate in an organized sport.
Kamali Mostafa - - 2013
Lower-limb amputation is mainly a result of trauma, vascular disease, diabetes, or congenital disorders. Persons with amputation lose their ability to stand and walk on the basis of the level of amputation. Contribution of level of amputation, type of amputation, or cause of amputation to balance impairment has not been ...
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The RCN will host a summit next month calling for clearer guidelines on the use of physical restraint.
Tanalp J - - 2013
Extrusion of intracanal debris as well as irrigants is a common occurrence during root canal treatment, and no instrument or technique has thoroughly solved this problem. Because flare-ups may arise with any irritation directed towards periapical tissues, a shaping or irrigation technique should minimize the risk of apical extrusion, even ...
Bruna Camila Quartim de Moraes - - 2012
The recommendations for temperature (T°) and relative humidity (RU) for the storage of sterilized materials in Sterilization Central Supply (SCS) vary according to different sources, and are not based on theoretical frameworks or experiments. The practice shows difficulties in controlling these parameters, leading to doubts regarding the maintenance of the ...
Koulaouzidis Anastasios - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Analysis of small-bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) is time-consuming. QuickView (QV) has been added to the RAPID software to reduce the reading times. However, its validity is still under intense review. Recently, we have shown that Blue Mode (BM) provides improvements in images for most lesion categories. AIM: To assess ...
Al-Saleh Mohammed A Q - - 2012
Although electromyography (EMG) has been used extensively in dentistry to assess masticatory muscle impairments in several conditions, especially temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), many investigators have questioned its psychometric properties and accuracy in diagnosing TMD. The authors conducted a systematic review to analyze the literature critically and determine the accuracy of EMG ...
Youngquist Scott T - - 2012
This review represents a nontechnical explanation of P values intended for the statistical novice.
Burton Clare M - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Potential demographic risk factors for outbreaks of respiratory disease due to water-based metalworking fluids (MWFs) were investigated through systematic review of published outbreak investigations. METHODS: Search terms were selected by a multidisciplinary team, assisted by an experienced library information service. Several computerized literature databases were searched for articles published ...
Kortepeter Mark G - - 2011
The filoviruses Marburg and Ebola cause severe hemorrhagic fever (HF) in humans. Beginning with the 1967 Marburg outbreak, 30 epidemics, isolated cases, and accidental laboratory infections have been described in the medical literature. We reviewed those reports to determine the basic clinical and laboratory features of filoviral HF. The most ...
Baldursson Selma - - 2011
The present update gives a comprehensive review of worldwide waterborne parasitic protozoan outbreaks that occurred and were published globally between January 2004 and December 2010. At least one hundred and ninety-nine outbreaks of human diseases due to the waterborne transmission of parasitic protozoa occurred and were reported during the time ...
Madin Ben - - 2011
Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is considered to be endemic throughout mainland South-East Asia (SEA). The South-East Asia and China FMD (SEACFMD) campaign is a regional control programme which has been ongoing since 1997. The programme encourages countries to submit reports of outbreaks regularly. This paper evolved from a collaboration ...
Cairns K Lisa - - 2011
Background. Measles caused mortality in >164,000 children in 2008, with most deaths occurring during outbreaks. Nonetheless, the impact and desirability of conducting measles outbreak response immunization (ORI) in middle- and low-income countries has been controversial. World Health Organization guidelines published in 1999 recommended against ORI in such settings, although recently these ...
Zawadneak Mac - - 2011
Spintherophyta semiaurata (Klug) is reported for the first time damaging flowers of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) in the municipality of São José dos Pinhais, State of Parana, Brazil.
Draper Nick - - 2011
Level of ability within rock climbing is generally expressed in terms of a "best ascent", rated using various grading systems within the sport. The most common method of obtaining this information is via self-report. The aim of this study was to examine the validity of self-reported climbing grades. Twenty-nine competitive ...
Inamura Kentaro - - 2011
Mixed squamous cell and glandular papilloma (mixed papilloma) of the lung is an extremely rare neoplasm, with only 10 cases reported so far in the English literature. We present a case study of endobronchial mixed papilloma with immunohistochemical and etiological investigations. A 49-year-old male with a smoking history complained of ...
Masand Ramya P - - 2011
Adenosquamous carcinoma (ADSC) of the head and neck is an aggressive variant of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Certain variants of head and neck SCC are human papillomavirus (HPV)-related and have better prognosis. The relationship of HPV to head and neck ADSC has not been investigated. We searched our files for ...
Kurisu Yoshitaka - - 2011
Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a rare vascular neoplasm of low-grade malignancy. We observed a case of epithelioid hemangioendothelioma arising in a cervical lymph node. Fine needle aspiration cytology showed several characteristic findings of epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, that is, nuclear inclusion bodies, nuclear grooves, and amorphous material, in addition to physaliform chromatin pattern ...
Kanaan Ziad - - 2011
OBJECTIVES:: (1) Examine the tendency of peer-reviewed surgical journals to publish positive reports or negative and inconclusive outcome articles as a function of the journals' impact factor (IF). (2) Examine the frequency with which surgical journal editors/publishers adhere to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors statement on sources of ...
Shi Yuquan - - 2011
Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD), a rare, benign, self-limiting histiocytic proliferative disorder, can be encountered in both nodal and extranodal locations, and fine needle aspiration (FNA), a simple, accurate and economic tool, has been widely used for the diagnosis of superficial and deep-seated lesions. Familiarity with the cytomorphologic features of RDD is ...
Badawy Radwa A B - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: While there are well-established guidelines for optimum video-EEG monitoring (VEM), the process of reviewing VEM data varies amongst centres. In this study, we compared continuous with sampled reviewing of VEM data to assess whether their diagnostic yield differs. METHODS: VEM data acquired from 50 consecutive patients (31 females) admitted ...
Cui Wei - - 2010
A generally accepted guideline ("41 rules") published by the International Consensus Group for Hematology Review (ICGHR) can not be suitable for all the laboratories because the facility type, laboratory requirements, sample volume, review rate, turn around time, instrument model and characters etc. are quite different from each other, which may ...
Kim Hyunjin Jane - - 2010
To describe 4 patients with histopathologically confirmed tarsal conjunctival nevi and to review the literature regarding nevi in this location. Clinicopathologic series of 4 cases diagnosed at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary between January 1990 and April 2009. PubMed was searched for reported cases of tarsal conjunctival nevi. ...
Mintz Sheldon - - 2010
Pigmentary demarcation lines are rare physiologic pigmentations shaped as lines of deeper discoloration with abrupt transition from less pigmented areas. These lines are known and seen by dermatologists in the skin of African, Indian, and Japanese patients, usually females. No report of intraoral pigmentary demarcation lines was found in the ...
Vermeire Sylvie E M - - 2010
Dematiaceous molds are increasingly recognized as important human pathogens. We report 2 cases of cutaneous phaeohyphomycosis in renal allograft recipients, caused by Alternaria alternata and Curvularia spp., respectively, which demonstrate the diversity in clinical presentation, the different therapeutic strategies, and the clinical importance of azole antifungal-induced drug-drug interactions with immunosuppressive ...
Beeregowda Y C - - 2010
The authors report a 9-day old neonate from a rural area with umbilical myiasis caused by fly larvae of Cochliomyia hominivorax. The blowfly causing this infestation belongs to the family Calliphoridae (Diptera) and the genus Cochliomyia that usually infests only open wounds of animals. The new-world screw-worm fly Cochliomyia hominivorax, ...
West Kelly L - - 2010
Cutaneous metastasis from cholangiocarcinoma is an extremely rare event. Herein, we present three cases with review of the literature. Case 1 is that of a young female with scalp metastasis. Cases 2 and 3 involve cutaneous metastasis to the sites of prior biliary drains, one occurring in a young female ...
D'Amico Francesco - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is an infrequent vascular neoplasm commonly diagnosed as an isolated cutaneous lesion that can involve other organs. So far, there are no data in the literature about the development of KS after intestinal transplant. METHODS: In this study, the authors describe a case of "visceral KS" ...
Kubo Yoshiaki - - 2010
Scherschum et al. proposed diltiazem-associated photodistributed hyperpigmentation as a novel type of drug-induced photosensitive lichenoid eruption. The characteristic clinical features were slate-gray reticulated hyperpigmentation on sun-exposed areas, while lichenoid dermatitis with prominent pigmentary incontinence was noted histologically. Although the clinical and histological features were similar to those of lichen planus pigmentosus, ...
Satake Hiroshi - - 2010
To describe radial longitudinal deficiency with hypoplastic or absent thumb and cutaneous syndactyly between the most radial digits. In addition, to discuss the clinical relevance and unique treatment decisions involved in optimizing functional outcomes in these patients. A total of 163 extremities of 122 patients with radial longitudinal deficiencies were ...
Koga Hiroshi - - 2011
Diffuse cutaneous mastocytosis is a rare variant of mast cell disease with widespread erythroderma, which is normally clinically apparent in early infancy. We report the case of a neonate who presented with diffuse erythrodermic rash and bullous lesions. Biopsy specimens showed a dense dermal infiltrate of mast cells. Serum histamine ...
Abbas O - - 2011
Epidermolytic acanthoma (EA) is an uncommon cutaneous entity that typically presents as a solitary lesion, or, less commonly, as multiple or disseminated discrete lesions. It usually appears at or after middle-age, and has been reported in various locations including the face, trunk, extremities and genitalia. Histopathologically, EA shows epidermolytic hyperkeratosis ...
Fan Yi-Ming - - 2010
BACKGROUND: A series of cases characterized by symmetrical acral hyperkeratosis, mainly involving the dorsal surface of the hands, feet, and wrists, but sparing the palmoplantar areas, as well as rapid immersion upon exposure to water have been recently described in China, but similar disorders have not been reported in the ...
Tierney Emily P - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Photoaging of the skin is a condition characterized by a combination of physical findings including dyspigmentation, fine wrinkles, telangiectasias, tactile roughness, and precancerous change. A combination approach, treating these changes in skin pigmentation and texture simultaneously, is often required to ensure patient satisfaction. OBJECTIVE: To review the dermatologic literature ...
Pietras Thomas A - - 2010
We present a report of a 63-year-old man with AIDS who was diagnosed with coexistent Kaposi sarcoma (KS), Cryptococcus neoformans, and Mycobacterium avium intracellulare in a single, solitary lesion. A literature review identified 11 cases of patients with AIDS and cutaneous lesions with co-existent KS and other infectious organisms. To ...
Motamedi Mohammad Hosein Kalantar - - 2010
Incontinentia pigmenti (IP) or Bloch-Sulzberger syndrome is a rare X-linked dominant genodermatosis related to the NF kappa B essential modulator (NEMO) gene with approximately 800 cases reported worldwide. It usually occurs in females characterized by cutaneous, skeletal, neurological, ocular and dental abnormalities as well as an increased risk of childhood ...
Rosa Juan R - - 2010
The phlebotomine sandflies of the province of Chaco, Argentina, are poorly known, with reports from more than 40 years or captures related with outbreaks of leishmaniasis. In here, Mycropygomyia peresi (Mangabeira) is reported for the first time in Argentina, extending the known dstribution of Migonemyia migonei (França), Evandromyia sallesi (Galvão ...
Sroa Novie - - 2010
Scleromyxedema is a chronic, idiopathic disorder characterized by cutaneous dermal mucin deposition in association with increased dermal collagen and absence of thyroid disease. The clinical features involve sclerosis of skin with numerous, 2-3 mm, firm, waxy, papules in a symmetrical distribution pattern. The skin lesions may progress to widespread and ...
Kharfi Monia - - 2010
Cicatricial pemphigoid is an extremely rare condition in children, since only 17 cases have been reported in the English literature, so far. We describe a new case in a 20-month-old boy, who is to our knowledge the youngest patient reported yet. The disorder had begun 10 months before he was ...
Lee Eui Hyung - - 2010
We report on a 9-month-old female infant with multiple tense bullae and erosions covering the entire body, including the face, scalp, and trunk. The histopathological examination revealed sub-epidermal bullae with a dense dermal cellular infiltrate. The infiltrate was identified as a collection of mast cells using toluidine blue and Giemsa ...
Forde P - - 2011
Description of the cutaneous side effects of erlotinib. Report with images of a single case. Case report and review of the literature. Erlotinib is associated with significant cutaneous toxicity which should be recognised and managed appropriately.
Smillie I - - 2010
We report a rare case of a 51-year-old woman with ocular and nasal infestation by Oestrus ovis. Clinical case report and review of current literature regarding nasal and ophthalmomyiasis. Myiasis is infestation of the tissues and organs of vertebrates by certain dipteran fly larvae. Oestrus ovis myiasis is endemic in ...
Kanitakis Jean - - 2010
Cutaneous collagenous vasculopathy is a very rare entity first described in 2000, manifesting clinically with acquired, progressively diffuse, cutaneous telangiectases with a histologically distinct aspect, characterized by a thick hyaline collagenous wall. Its cause is unknown. Differential diagnosis includes mainly generalized essential telangiectasia and telangiectatic mastocytosis. We report a 65-year-old ...
Giovani Paraskevi - - 2010
Benign fibrous histiocytoma is an interesting and challenging entity even in its most usual, cutaneous presentation. Noncutaneous presentation is extremely limited, even more so for the mucosa of the head and neck area. We herein report such a case, describing the clinical characteristics of the lesion, complete diagnostic evaluation, management, ...
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