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Ching C K - - 2008
The Hospital Authority Toxicology Reference Laboratory confirmed six cases of phenformin use, with or without complications, from July 2005 to November 2006. Two of the patients presented with potentially fatal phenformin-induced lactic acidosis. Phenformin was found (or suspected to be) adulterating Chinese proprietary medicine in five of the six cases. ...
Takagi Akio - - 2008
Adverse reactions to genral anesthesia, which partly resembled malignant hyperthermia (MH), were more frequent in muscular dystrophy than in controls. In the present study, 35 cases so far reported in Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy (DMD or BMD) were analyzed and their pathogenesis was discussed. Cardiac involvements were sole manifestations ...
Ogiwara Yuiko - - 2008
We report a case of bucillamine-induced interstitial pneumonia accompanied by severe hypoxemia in an 83-year-old woman who had rheumatoid arthritis. Respiratory failure worsened even after withdrawal of bucillamine and administration of high-dose corticosteroids, and mechanical ventilation was required. A review of 15 cases with bucillamine-induced pulmonary injury suggests that advanced ...
Cicek Demet - - 2008
Urticarial vasculitis (UV) is a disease characterized clinically by urticarial skin lesions and histologically by leukocytoclastic vasculitis caused by immunocomplex accumulation in post-capillary venules. Cases induced by various drugs such as cimetidine, diltiazem, potassium iodide, fluoxetine, and non-steroid inflammatory drugs have been reported in the literature. A 48-year-old female who ...
Casares Pablo - - 2008
Rhabdomyolysis induced by exercise is a very well known entity, several cases has been reported in the literature related with strenuous activities, weight lifting, marathon running, overexertion in an untrained person, knee bends, etc. We reported an interesting case of exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis in a 25 year old Hispanic male, after ...
Manoj Jayasree - - 2008
A 1(1/2)-year-old boy developed hyperpigmentation of the palms and feet along with flagellate pigmentation over the trunk following intralesional injection of bleomycin for cystic hygroma. We present this case to highlight the possibility of cutaneous pigmentation being induced by bleomycin in low doses through non-intravenous administration.
Rubinstein Sofia - - 2008
Midodrine is an alpha-agonist that causes peripheral vasoconstriction, resulting in increased blood pressure. It has been reported to be safe and effective in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) and is widely used for hemodialysis-associated hypotension. We report a case report of midodrine-induced ischemia in a patient on hemodialysis ...
Suleman Yusuf Farouk - - 2007
The introduction of bisphosphonates has increased in the last decade following their indication for metastatic bone diseases, osteoporosis, hypercalcaemia of malignancy and Paget's disease. Although bisphosphonates have been used clinically for more than three decades there have been no documented long-term complications of their effects on the jaws until recently, ...
Prasad H Keshava - - 2007
Thalidomide is being increasingly used in hematology and oncology. Its use is associated with neuropathy, sedation, edema, fatigue, constipation, and deep venous thrombosis. Cytopenias are unusual, but there are case reports. However, there are no reports of isolated thrombocytopenia. We describe here a case of prolonged isolated thrombocytopenia most likely ...
Siniscalchi Antonio - - 2007
Glossodynia is a multifunctional disorder characterized by painful sensations in the mouth and throat and especially on the tongue. It is commonly cured by long-term therapy with systemic regimens of anxiolytics, antidepressants, and anticonvulsants. We report here the case of a 65-year-old woman with a 4-month history of glossodynia. Clinical ...
Truong Mai Thy - - 2007
We present a pediatric case report of cisplatin-induced ototoxicity with subsequent recovery. The patient experienced tinnitus and fluctuating mild high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) with a concomitant decrease in distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAE). There was recovery of hearing loss and return of DPOAE at 1 year after completion of ...
Sachs B - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Drug-induced anaphylaxis and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) or Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) represent severe immediate and delayed-type adverse drug reactions (ADRs), respectively. Occurrence of such reactions after topical drug application has only rarely been reported. Hence, we compiled a large number of such cases which we systematically analyzed. METHODS: All ...
Meera R - - 2007
We report a case of Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) following percutaneous coronary intervention. The case is unique in that thrombocytopenia occurred very early after heparin administration and responded well to a regime of bivalirudin-a direct thrombin inhibitor readily available in India. Heparin, Thrombocytopenia, Bivalirudin Acute HIT, occurring within few hours ...
Lepping Peter - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Tricyclic antidepressants sometimes trigger mania in bipolar patients, but little is known about their potential for abuse in this regard. CASE DESCRIPTION: We describe a man with bipolar disorder and alcohol dependency who abused dosulepin repeatedly in order to induce manic episodes. This caused serious problems for treatment and ...
Hayes H - - 2008
We report a case of intracardiac thrombus in a patient supported by the Jarvik 2000 Flowmaker successfully treated with a single dose of peripherally administered TNK-tissue plasminogen activator (Tenecteplase, Metalyse, Boehringer Ingelheim). This strategy may be considered in the case of life-threatening VAD associated thrombosis to avoid the need for ...
Savvidou Savvoula - - 2007
Herbal medicinal products are being increasingly used throughout the world. Herbal 'remedies' are, however, not risk free and many cases of hepatotoxicity have been reported. Teucrium polium grows mostly in the Mediterranean basin and is popular, because of hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic properties. We report two cases of T. polium-induced hepatitis ...
Yoneda Ken Y - - 2007
A rare but serious complication of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy is a lung injury syndrome commonly referred to as a drug-induced interstitial lung disease (ILD). It has a typical clinical presentation of rapidly progressive acute or subacute dyspnea and a histopathology of diffuse alveolar ...
Garg Rajiv - - 2007
Thrombocytopenia is an uncommon but potentially life threatening complication of certain anti-tubercular drugs and is characterized by rapid destruction of platelets whenever an offending drug is taken by a susceptible person. Here is a case report of Rifampicin induced Thrombocytopenia. This case is being reported for purpose of its rare ...
Singh S K - - 2007
Topiramate is a sulfamate-substituted monosaccharide and is used as an antiepileptic medication. It can also be used as a prophylactic agent for headache from migraine. The main purpose of this article is to create awareness among medical colleagues regarding severe ophthalmic side effect of topiramate. This is the first reported ...
Dai Ning - - 2007
Gynura root has been used extensively in Chinese folk medicine and plays a role in promoting microcirculation and relieving pain. However, its hepatic toxicity should not be neglected. Recently, we admitted a 62-year old female who developed hepatic veno-occlusive disease (HVOD) after ingestion of Gynura root. Only a few articles ...
Strachan Paul - - 2007
Rhabdomyolysis involves the breakdown of muscle due to an inciting insult. It has been reported to have many etiologies. Some of the more common causes are trauma and medications. Therapy involves vigorous hydration with a crystalloid or bicarbonate infusion and aims to prevent renal failure caused by the release of ...
Gitman Michael D - - 2007
Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate is a nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor with activity against both HIV and the hepatitis B virus. It has had minimal nephrotoxic effects in early clinical trials, but as clinical use has widened, case reports describing tenofovir-induced renal tubular damage, Fanconi's syndrome and diabetes insipidus have been described. ...
Zadeh Gelareh - - 2007
PURPOSE: Radiation induced peripheral nerve tumors (PNT) are a rare but known complication of radiotherapy. The clinical and pathologic features of six cases of post-radiation PNT's are reported here, more than doubling the number of known cases reported in the literature. METHODS: We reviewed six cases of radiation induced PNT ...
Bebarta Vikhyat S - - 2007
This report describes a Brugada electrocardiographic pattern after tricyclic antidepressant intoxication that fails to resolve following sodium bicarbonate treatment. A 50-year-old male ingested 13.6 grams of amitriptyline and presented in cardiopulmonary arrest. After initial resuscitation, the patient developed a Brugada electrocardiographic pattern. The pattern persisted despite intravenous administration of 700 ...
Padayachee Laven - - 2007
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) has become an increasingly recognised entity in Western literature since its initial reporting in Japan. The pathogenesis underlying the myocardial stunning and systolic dysfunction is thought to be induced by elevated systemic levels of catecholamines and neuropeptides. Whilst the majority of patients are haemodynamically stable, a small ...
Gerstner Thorsten - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Acute pancreatitis is rarely seen in children, and, in contrast to cases in adults, it is often drug induced. One possible medication is the antiepileptic drug valproic acid (VPA), which is commonly prescribed for generalized and focal epilepsy, migraine, neuropathic pain, and bipolar disorder. The common side effects associated ...
Mukherjee B - - 2007
We report a case of bilateral profound unremitting sensorineural hearing loss, in a 44-year-old male patient occurring after ingestion of sildenafil citrate 50 mg/day for 15 days. Audiological evaluation documented the findings. Sildenafil is an effective oral treatment for erectile dysfunction syndrome. It is being used and abused by many ...
Huang Shui-Yuan - - 2006
Administration of improper drugs into epidural space is occasionally present in anesthetic practice. In most instances it would not contribute to significant neurological complications. There had not been severe hypotension reported in the literature in consequence of inadvertent epidural thiopental administration. Here we describe our experience in a case of ...
Chiou Thomas S M - - 2006
Holmes tremor is a rare, involuntary slow shaking in the proximal portions of the limbs during rest and voluntary motion. It occurs frequently after midbrain damage. The authors report on a 20-year-old man who developed Holmes tremor after undergoing Gamma Knife surgery for an arteriovenous malformation in the left thalamus ...
Maniar J K - - 2006
Nevirapine induced hepatotoxicity is known but fatality is rare. We report a case of a young individual who developed nevirapine (NVP) induced fatal hepatitis without apparent risk factors or preceding rash. Exacerbation of underlying silent chronic liver dysfunction possibly contributed to the fatal outcome. This case stresses the need for ...
Tsigrelis Constantine - - 2006
Acute pancreatitis (AP) secondary to drugs is un-common, with an incidence ranging from 0.3% to 2.0% of AP cases. Drug-induced AP due to statins is rare, and only 12 cases have thus far been reported. In this case report, we report a case of a 50-year-old female on pravastatin therapy ...
Saruwatari Junji - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the relevance of the cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2D6 genotype to the adverse drug reactions (ADRs) of H1-antihistamines and the level of sedation. METHODS: Japanese participants in a health screening program were asked to describe any past history of ADRs. Any subjects reporting ADRs induced by H1-antihistamines ...
House Chris J - - 2007
Olanzapine has been shown to cause or have a contributory role in the development of hyperglycemia and diabetes mellitus. Without careful monitoring for the development of these conditions and control of the resulting adverse effects, patients receiving olanzapine may be at risk of developing fatal ketoacidosis. A review of post-mortem ...
Ertan S - - 2006
This report presents a 30-year-old man who developed subacute phenytoin-induced cerebellar ataxia and parkinsonism that resolved after discontinuation of the phenytoin treatment. Phenytoin was started for seizure prophylaxis in another health institution where he was referred for bilateral intracerebral orbitofrontal haemorrhage due to a head trauma. To our knowledge, there ...
Dziewas Rainer - - 2007
Neuroleptic medication may cause extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) that can affect swallowing as well. This report describes a case of drug-induced dysphagia in a 53-year-old man receiving haloperidol for treatment of schizophrenia. The diagnosis was established by fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing. After changing medication to fluphenazin, dysphagic symptoms resolved. The ...
Sarkar Putul - - 2006
PURPOSE: Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) are a group of drugs used to treat hypertension and heart failure, with additional benefits, such as cardiovascular and renal protection, in patients with diabetes. However, angioedema as a complication of ACEI therapy is under-recognized. As there are important implications for anesthesiologists and emergency ...
Epelman Slava - - 2006
Glycoprotein (GP) IIb/IIIa inhibitors have been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality in patients with acute coronary syndromes undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). With their widespread use, there is a growing body of literature describing adverse outcomes, including severe thrombocytopenia. Here we report a case of a 75-year-old man who ...
Fountoulakis Konstantinos N - - 2006
Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a movement disorder that develops during the course of long-term treatment with neuroleptic agents and is characterized primarily by choreiform and athetotic movements. We report the case of a 34-year-old man suffering from schizophrenia, disorganized type. He received amisulpride (400 mg daily) and the result was ...
Costa Anna Maria Niccolai - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: Sexual dysfunction frequently occurs in patients with schizophrenia under antipsychotic therapy, and the presence of sexual side effects may affect compliance. The aim of this study was to review and describe clinical findings relating to the appropriate management of such dysfunctions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The research was carried out ...
Chidakel Aaron R - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of epinephrine-induced factitious pheochromocytoma in a young woman with a past medical history of Conn's syndrome. METHODS: We present a case report with clinical and laboratory details, review related reports in the literature, and demonstrate the usefulness of plasma free metanephrine levels in facilitating the ...
Malani, Kumar A.
Angioedema is a potentially life threatening condition and may be either inherited or acquired. The latter is rare with only a handful of cases reported in the world literature. Presenting complaints are often vague. Those most commonly described include swelling in the subcutaneous and submucosal tissues. Patients presenting with laryngeal ...
Citak Funda Erkasar - - 2006
Anthracyclin-based regimens and all-transretinoic acid (ATRA, tretinoin) as differentiating agent are commonly utilized for the treatment of acute promylelocytic leukemia (APL). There are many adverse effects that may be seen during the use of ATRA in patients with APL. Of these, ATRA-induced myositis is rarely described in adults and rare ...
Sheehan Jason - - 2006
Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) is a minimally invasive neurosurgical technique. During the past 30 years, radiosurgery has been performed for a number of intracranial disorders with a generally low incidence of side effects. Although radiation-induced neoplasia following radiotherapy is well documented, there are few reports of this complication following radiosurgery. ...
Gregory M Sterne; Univeristy ...
Tendonitis and tendon rupture are rare but recognized complications of fluoroquinolone therapy. Most reports of this problem have appeared in the rheumatology and pharmacology literature, and this topic has received little attention in the radiologic literature. We report two cases of fluoroquinolone-induced tendinopathy and describe their magnetic resonance (MR) and ...
Akhtar Mateen - - 2006
The Brugada syndrome is an arrhythmogenic disease with characteristic coved ST-segment elevation 2 mm or greater in the right precordial leads (type 1 Brugada electrocardiogram [ECG] pattern or "Brugada sign"] and is estimated to be responsible for at least 20% of sudden deaths in patients with structurally normal hearts [Circulation ...
Hergüner Sabri - - 2006
Steroid-induced psychotic disorder is one of the serious adverse effects of corticosteroid therapy and is characterized by hallucinations and delusions. While the mechanism is unclear, treatment of steroid psychosis involves dosage reduction or discontinuation of prednisone. In cases where this cannot be done, typical treatment involves an antipsychotic medication. Although ...
Volikas Zacharias - - 2006
The role of radiation in the induction of central nervous system tumours has repeatedly been documented. Meningiomas induced by low doses of cranial irradiation have been described in many series of cases, but meningiomas induced by high doses of irradiation have still been reported in a limited number of cases. ...
Olin Jacqueline L - - 2006
A 53-year-old woman with an intraabdominal infection secondary to Candida albicans experienced hyperbilirubinemia after receiving amphotericin B in two different formulations--amphotericin B deoxycholate and amphotericin B lipid complex. Only a few case reports of amphotericin B-induced hyperbilirubinemia have been documented in the literature, each with different patterns of corresponding abnormalities ...
Dogan G - - 2006
Isotretinoin-induced keloid formation has occasionally been reported in patients who have undergone dermabrasion or laser treatment. This report describes a man with Behçet's disease (BD) who was prescribed isotretinoin for nodulocystic acne. After approximately 8 weeks of this treatment, the patient developed extensive keloids. There are no previous reports of ...
Mukerji Siddharth - - 2006
This case report describes a 51-year-old man who presented with syncope. His electrocardiogram showed an abnormally long pause and the electrophysiology study revealed a prolonged H-V interval. This was attributed to the radiation therapy he received to the chest. He was successfully treated with implantation of a permanent pacemaker. This ...
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