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Qi Xingshun - - 2013
Finding duplicates is an important phase of systematic review. However, no consensus regarding the methods to find duplicates has been provided. This study aims to describe a pragmatic strategy of combining auto- and hand-searching duplicates in systematic review and to evaluate the prevalence and characteristics of duplicates. Literatures regarding portal ...
Dilorenzo Michael - - 2013
Tetralogy of Fallot is one of the most frequently diagnosed congenital cardiac abnormalities; however, its association with dextrocardia and situs inversus is reported only rarely. We report a case of these findings in a 7-year-old boy, describe the patient's postoperative course, and review the medical literature relevant to these combined ...
Ouldamer Lobna - - 2013
Prolapse of the fallopian tube into the vaginal vault is a rarely reported complication that may occur after hysterectomy. Clinicians can miss the diagnosis of this disregarded complication when dealing with post-hysterectomy vaginal bleeding. We performed a systematic review in order to describe the clinical presentation, therapeutic management and outcome ...
Paradowski Bogusław B Department of Neurology, Wroclaw Medical University, Ulica Borowska 213, 50-556 Wrocław, - - 2013
Charles Bonnet syndrome is an underrecognized disease that involves visual hallucinations in visually impaired patients. We present the cases of three patients who experienced complex visual hallucinations following various pathomechanisms. In two cases, diagnosis showed coexistence of occipital lobe damage with ocular damage, while in the third case it showed ...
Sanatani M S MS Department of Medical Oncology, Western University, 790 Commissioners Road East, London, ON, Canada N6A - - 2013
Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome accompanying adenocarcinoma of the stomach. We report on a patient presenting with anemia due to a combination of severe hemolysis and tumour bleeding, where the combination of cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil in a short course infusional regimen led to a complete response of ...
Wilkenfeld Ari Jacob Levi AJ Department of Neurology, Department of Veterans Affairs Boston Medical Center, MA,USA. - - 2013
Spastic drop foot is a functional impairment causing significant morbidity and mortality. Multiple treatments are available for this condition, but it is often not clear which treatment or combination of treatments is optimal for a given patient. One relatively recent therapy is the use of functional electrical stimulation to stimulate ...
Kotani Yoshihisa - - 2012
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: In the cervical spine, the combination of ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) and ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) is rarely seen. There have been only four cases reported in the English literature. PURPOSE: We describe two more cases that exhibited cervical myelopathy resulting from the ...
Carrasco María Alejandra - - 2012
We report on two cases of granulomatous conjunctivitis and uveitis related with the use of a brimonidine-timolol fixed combination. Case report and a review of medical literature. A 64-year-old man was diagnosed with marked granulomatous uveitis and a 57-year-old woman was diagnosed with granulomatous conjunctivitis. Both patients were using a ...
Wassef Shafik N - - 2012
Sinonasal teratocarcinosarcoma (SNTCS) is an extremely rare malignancy of the paranasal sinuses that possesses the histopathologic features of both teratomas and carcinosarcomas. We report the case of a 58-year-old white man who presented with a 1-year history of a gradually enlarging left-sided nasal mass. The patient had previously undergone endoscopic ...
Kalra Ankur - - 2012
Angioedema is a rare but life-threatening adverse effect of administration of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) administration. It has been classically associated with ACEIs, although angioedema has also been reported with angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). Angioedema is a deep swelling of tissues just below the skin and mucous membranes, characterized by ...
Chi Ming - - 2012
Combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma (cHCC-CC) is a rare type of primary liver cancer comprising histopathological features of both hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma (CC). Because of its rarity and controversial diagnostic criteria, it continues to be poorly understood with a lack of well-delineated treatment options for recurrent or metastatic disease. We report ...
Escobar Mauricio A MA - - 2012
Extralobar pulmonary sequestrations have been occasionally described in the abdomen but rarely in the diaphragm. We present the case of a 10month old girl with an intradiaphragmatic pulmonary sequestration. The minimally invasive operative technique is outlined in detail, including the combine use of laparoscopy and thoracoscopy. The case is discussed ...
Mangla Deepak - - 2012
Backgroud/Aims: To report two rare cases of orbital myeloid sarcoma in adults and discuss special features relevant to this entity. Methods: Complete ophthalmologic and systemic examinations followed by incisional biopsy and pathological examination. Results: Two cases of myeloid sarcoma with orbital involvement were identified. Both cases presented with a clinical ...
Rangel Carlos - - 2013
Inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombus is a rare presentation of adrenal carcinoma. Hyperladosteronism is rarely associated with it. We report a case of an aldosterone-producing left adrenal carcinoma with IVC thrombus and invasion of multiple organs, treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and salvage surgery. The patient is alive and asymptomatic after ...
Bergeron Mathieu - - 2012
We report a unique case of extensive bilateral arteriovenous malformation (AVMs) in a child's mandible, discuss treatment options and review literature. A healthy 8 year-old girl presented with bright blood of unknown source found on her pillow. Three large AVMs involving the symphyseal region and bilateral mandibular bodies were found ...
Knoll Bettina M - - 2012
Background: Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VR E. faecium) is a rare cause of meningitis and is associated with substantial mortality. Limited therapeutic options are available for the treatment of VR E. faecium meningitis. The optimum therapy has not been established. Methods: We retrospectively identified adult cases of meningitis due to VR ...
Cotton Penelope Janet Helen - - 2012
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a rare but usually fatal demyelinating disease of the central nervous system in patients who are immunocompromised. It is characterized by rapid neurological deterioration associated with progressive white matter changes on imaging and is confirmed by isolation of the causative virus in the cerebrospinal fluid ...
Barbería E - - 2012
The purpose of this article is to report some unusual characteristics related to gender, location and manifestations of severe Regional Odontodysplasia detected in three subjects. Regional Odontodysplasia is a rare disturbance of dental development whose aetiology is still unknown. Anomalies involve enamel, dentin, pulp and dental follicle causing atypical structure, ...
Gupta Shalini - - 2012
Teeth are specialized structural components of the craniofacial skeleton. Developmental defects occur either alone or in combination with other birth defects. Macrodontia of anterior teeth may occur as an isolated condition or as a result of fusion or gemination and can occur in the primary or permanent dentition. Fusion is ...
Ramalingam W V B S - - 2012
Laryngocele is a benign condition due to abnormal dilatation of the laryngeal saccule. Localized amyloidosis causing laryngocele is a rare entity with few reports in the literature. We present a young male patient with a large combined laryngocele secondary to laryngeal amyloidosis.
Patel Rajshree - - 2012
Shewanella putrefaciens is a gram-negative, nonfermentative, oxidase positive, motile bacillus that produces hydrogen sulphide. It is found widely in the nature especially in marine environments. In some very rare cases Shewanella putrefaciens can be a human pathogen. It can produce a wide variety of clinical syndromes including bacteremia as well ...
Ge Pengfei - - 2012
Formation of tuberculoma is a rare response of neurotuberculosis in patients regularly and adequately treated with anti-tuberculous drugs. We report a 13-year-old girl with two tuberculomas which formed in the dorsal part of the medulla oblongata during chemotherapy for tuberculous meningitis. The tuberculomas were both removed via a suboccipital midline ...
Xue Kanmin - - 2012
We report two cases of combined hamatoma of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium (CHR-RPE), illustrated with ultrasonography, optical coherence tomography, fundus fluorescein angiography and indocyanine green angiography images. CHR-RPE could clinically mimic several other retinal conditions. Failure to distinguish it from serious malignancies such as choroidal melanoma or retinoblastoma ...
Lindquist Evert E - - 2012
We redefine the subfamily Arctoseiinae of the family Ascidae, and describe a new genus, Maxiniagen. n., based on a new species, Maxinia arctomontanasp. n., whose adults display a combination of attri-butes uniquely different from other genera of the subfamily. The geographical range of Maxinia arctomontana is limited by arctic and ...
Jones Rhys R Department of Surgery, Leighton Hospital, Middlewich Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 4QJ, UK. - - 2012
Gallstone ileus is a rare cause of bowel obstruction and results from the passage of gallstones into the bowel. We present the case of an 83-year-old Caucasian woman who had three episodes of gallstone ileus, each of which was managed with simple enterotomy. This sequence is one of the ...
van Issum Christopher - - 2011
To discuss the unusual features of topiramate-induced acute angle closure glaucoma, its pathophysiologic mechanisms, and treatment controversies, and to report the first anterior segment optical coherence tomography (OCT) of this condition. Literature review and case report with OCT findings. Topiramate-induced angle closure is usually bilateral and associated with acute myopia; ...
Andréjak Michel - - 2011
We report two cases of torsade de pointes directly related to intracoronary contrast media injection in patients without previous history of neither arrhythmia nor syncope but chronically treated with a drug prolonging ventricular repolarization. We discussed the effects of the contrast medium used on repolarization and concluded that three suggestions ...
Roberts Janine - - 2011
Reprinted from The Body Alters (p. 30), by Janine Roberts, 2009, Northfield, Massachusetts: Slate Roof Press. Presents a poem about mothers and daughters passing down a sewing machine and spending time sewing with each other. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved).
Desai Harit V - - 2010
Most common causes of hypercalcemia are hyperparathyroidism, malignancy, vitamin D-mediated conditions such as sarcoidosis, and vitamin D toxicity. Less commonly, hypercalcemia can be caused by drugs such as thiazide diuretics and lithium. Mild hypercalcemia is usually asymptomatic but severe hypercalcemia is associated with nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, excessive thirst, muscle ...
Gondi Vinai - - 2010
In this review article, we provide a detailed and comprehensive discussion of the rationale for using modern IMRT techniques to spare the subgranular zone of the hippocampus during cranial irradiation. We review the literature on neurocognitive effects of cranial irradiation; discuss clinical and preclinical data associating damage to neural progrenitor ...
Chan Michael D - - 2011
Radiation-induced medulloblastoma is an exceedingly rare phenomenon for which treatment standards have not been established. The literature suggests that these tumors are high grade with aggressive behavior. We report two cases of radiation-induced medulloblastoma which have been treated with full dose re-irradiation with curative intent. In both cases, treatment toxicity ...
Arnold Andreas W - - 2010
We report here the case of a 12-year-old boy with erythema ab igne on his left thigh caused by the use of a laptop computer. This is the youngest of the 10 reported patients with this laptop-induced dermatosis since its first description in 2004. Erythema ab igne is a reticular, ...
Wernicke A Gabriella - - 2010
Radiation recall dermatitis (RRD) is a rare phenomenon. There are a few reports in the literature reporting RRD triggered by quinolones administration after external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). We present an unusual case of RRD induced by levofloxacin 7 months after completion of EBRT. A 56-year-old Caucasian female was treated ...
Jokanović Milan - - 2011
About 80 years have passed since the first cases of organophosphate induced delayed polyneuropathy (OPIDP), as the consequence of human poisoning with certain organophosphorus compounds, were described in the literature. OPIDP is a relatively rare neurodegenerative disorder in humans characterized by loss of function, ataxia and paralysis of distal parts ...
Teng Chung-Jen - - 2011
Oxaliplatin is a third-generation platinum compound and has been widely employed in the treatment of colorectal cancer. Despite its good efficacy, it is reported to induce immune-mediated cytopenia. We report the case of a 78-year-old male patient who experienced acute pancytopenia along with coagulopathy and intracranial hemorrhage after his 17th ...
Wu Men-Tai - - 2010
To report a case of cephalosporin-induced factor V inhibitor development, an uncommon but potentially fatal condition characterized by severe hemorrhage. A 71-year-old Chinese man presented with factor V inhibitors after a 7-day cephradine course for a urinary tract infection, characterized by abnormal prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time ...
Papadia Marina - - 2010
To report a patient treated with infliximab for ankylosing spondylitis and HLA-B27 uveitis presenting with a scotoma in his left good eye due to infliximab-induced occipital demyelination mistaken for a uveitis recurrence. Case report. Review of clinical features, visual field, and investigational procedures. Loss of visual function could not be ...
Støving René K - - 2011
Hypokalemia is a potentially life-threatening electrolyte disturbance in anorexia nervosa and is most frequently caused by purging behavior. We report a case of severe hypokalemia in anorexia nervosa induced by daily ingestion of approximately 20 g of licorice. To confirm the diagnosis of licorice-induced pseudohyperaldosteronism, a re-exposure trial was performed. ...
Sharma Tarun - - 2010
Use of supplement and alternative drugs continues to thrive and is becoming an increasing cause of concern since many of these substances may have unexpected or unexplained medical consequences. We present below the first reported case of hepatotoxicity from Hydroxycut(®) in Hawaii.
Daou Elie E EE School of Dentistry, Lebanese University, Beirut, - - 2010
This article reviews the current trends in materials used for complete denture impression. Peer-reviewed articles, published in English and in French between 1954 and 2007, were identified through a MEDLINE search (Pubmed and Elsevier) and a hand search of relevant textbooks and annual publications. Emphasis was made on the characteristics ...
Giouleme Olga - - 2011
4,4'-Methylenedianiline (MDA) is a chemical used in manufacturing and insulation processes and is a well-known hepatotoxin. We report the case of a 42-year-old construction-site worker who was accidentally exposed to large amounts of MDA and developed acute liver damage. The clinical course is described, with particular emphasis on the timely ...
Powell Christian - - 2010
Osteonecrosis is a serious condition involving bone destruction that frequently requires surgical treatment to rebuild the joint. While there is an abundance of literature documenting corticosteroid related osteonecrosis, there is no consensus as to the relative risk of osteonecrosis after administration of steroids via parenteral, oral, topical, inhaled and other ...
Vrettos Ioannis - - 2010
Rosuvastatin, a statin indicated for patients with primary hypercholesterolemia, mixed dyslipidemia and familial hypercholesterolemia, is well tolerated by most patients. Its most common adverse effects are gastrointestinal derangement, muscle aches and hepatitis. One rare complication of statin treatment is severe thrombocytopenia. The case of a 65-year-old patient who developed severe ...
Chacon Gina - - 2010
Warfarin-induced skin necrosis (WISN) and calciphylaxis share similar early clinical findings and can both lead to significant morbidity and mortality. The authors reviewed the literature on both conditions and describe a case of extensive skin necrosis in a patient with end-stage renal disease who was initially suspected to have calciphylaxis. ...
Kupeli Elif - - 2010
We describe an unusual case of lymphocytic pleural effusion associated with the use of cilazapril, a novel angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor (ACEI). An 80-year-old male was prescribed cilazapril for hypertension. He subsequently presented with right chest pain and dry cough. He was found to have a lymphocytic pleural effusion on thoracentesis. Extensive ...
Narayanan Shivakumar - - 2012
Metabolic conditions, including hyperglycemia, can have various neurological presentations. Hemiballismus hemichorea is a rare manifestation reported to occur with severe hyperglycemia and is reversed in most cases with control of sugars. We present a case of a patient with no known diabetes history who presented with uncontrolled jerky movements of ...
Tandeter H - - 2010
CASE: A 49-year-old patient experienced chest discomfort while swallowing. On electrocardiogram, episodes of atrial tachyarrhythmia were recorded immediately after swallowing; 24-hour Holter monitoring recorded several events. The arrhythmia resolved after therapy with atenolol, but recurred a year later. The patient noticed that before these episodes he had been using an ...
Ntuen Edidiong - - 2010
Traumatic hair loss is a scalp injury that can cause secondary scarring alopecia. It can result from different types of physical and chemical injury. Hair loss induced by certain hair-styling techniques has been discussed, but we describe a preceding ulcerative process. We describe 3 black adolescent girls with hairpin-induced alopecia ...
Barritt A Sidney AS - - 2010
Diagnosing drug-induced liver injury (DILI) relies primarily on history taking. We report 4 cases in which DILI was missed or the drug was misidentified when physicians relied solely on patient history. We reviewed 27 cases referred with possible DILI from August 1, 2009, to February 1, 2010. Four patients seemed ...
Bathina Jaya D - - 2010
Cardiotoxicity due to 5-fluorouracil involves rare and life-threatening cardiotoxic events occurring in less than 1% of the patients. We describe a case of coronary vasospasm due to parenteral 5-fluorouracil, which did not recur with oral capecitabine. We also give a brief review of the cardiotoxicity of 5-fluorouracil, its treatment and ...
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