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Li Bo - - 2011
PURPOSE:: To evaluate the clinical and radiologic features of desmoplastic ameloblastoma (DA). MATERIALS AND METHODS:: Twenty-four cases of DA among Chinese patients were analyzed retrospectively. The clinical and radiologic features of DA at present, as reported in the English-language literature, were reviewed and its radiologic characteristics critically evaluated. RESULTS:: This ...
Brown Lorrel E - - 2011
Reactive arthritis (ReA) consists of the classic clinical triad of arthritis, urethritis, and conjunctivitis generally occurring within 6 weeks of an infection, typically of the gastrointestinal or genitourinary systems. Cardiovascular manifestations of ReA and other members of the spondyloarthritis family have long been recognized. A 43-year-old male who was human ...
Beyin Amanuel - - 2011
Although there is a general consensus on African origin of early modern humans, there is disagreement about how and when they dispersed to Eurasia. This paper reviews genetic and Middle Stone Age/Middle Paleolithic archaeological literature from northeast Africa, Arabia, and the Levant to assess the timing and geographic backgrounds of ...
Hansen Cristina M - - 2011
Tularemia is a serious, potentially life threatening zoonotic disease. The causative agent, Francisella tularensis, is ubiquitous in the Northern hemisphere, including Alaska, where it was first isolated from a rabbit tick (Haemophysalis leporis-palustris) in 1938. Since then, F. tularensis has been isolated from wildlife and humans throughout the state. Serologic ...
Ortigue Stephanie - - 2011
Jealousy sits high atop of a list comprised of the most human emotional experiences, although its nature, rationale, and origin are poorly understood. In the past decade, a series of neurological case reports and neuroimaging findings have been particularly helpful in piecing together jealousy's puzzle. In order to understand and ...
Schrager Sarina - - 2010
The Contraceptive Equality Mandate took effect in Wisconsin on January 1, 2010. This mandate from the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance requires all insurance companies in the state of Wisconsin to cover all types of contraception, making Wisconsin the 28th state to do so. This article reviews the ...
Burnley C - - 2011
Reporting rates for glandular neoplasia in 464,754 cervical samples reported at six laboratories in 12-month periods before and after the implementation of Surepath™ LBC processing are compared. The introduction of LBC processing is seen to have resulted in a significant (P = 0.001) increase in the detection rate for endocervical ...
Khosla Arjun - - 2010
Costal osteochondroma is a rare but important condition to recognize because of the possibility of serious consequences if not diagnosed and treated promptly. Patients can present with numerous complications, including hemothorax, pneumothorax, nervous or vascular impingement, and fracture. We report the case of a 17-year-old adolescent boy who presented to ...
Auringer David E - - 2010
The association of epidermolysis bullosa simplex and muscular dystrophy (EBS-MD) has rarely been discussed in ophthalmology literature. This case report offers a brief summary of epidermolysis bullosa and describes what is known about EBS-MD. The case involves a patient with EBS-MD who presented with ptosis and ophthalmoplegia, suggesting that these ...
Oestreicher James - - 2010
We present an unusual variant of necrobiotic xanthogranuloma with periorbital involvement. Our patient had an unusually complicated course due to initial misdiagnosis and patient refusal to undergo treatment. We present her clinical course and review the literature on this rare lesion.
Beiko Darren - - 2011
Urethral hair and diverticula are well described long-term complications following urethroplasty or hypospadias repair. Endoscopic laser ablation is an uncommonly reported treatment option for a symptomatic hair-bearing urethra, and holmium laser hair epilation has not been previously reported in the literature. We report the first case of urethroscopic holmium laser ...
Taheri Mohammad R - - 2011
The placement of feeding gastrostomy (G) tubes through a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) technique has become common because of its simplicity and safety. The majority of the serious complications are reported to occur within a few days of initial tube placement and happen in fewer than 3% of cases. Long-term ...
Rotenberg Brian - - 2010
Patients with posterior nasal packing are thought to be at high risk for the development of respiratory complications. Controversy exists regarding the evidence in that regard; consequently, the level of vital sign monitoring required for these patients is unclear. The objective of this article is to systematically review the literature ...
Polyzos Stergios A - - 2010
Thyroid fine-needle biopsy (FNB) is the procedure of choice in the preoperative management of thyroid nodules because of its accuracy and cost-effectiveness. Minor hematomas are the most common complications, but their morbidity is usually negligible. On the other hand, massive hematomas seem to be rare, but life-threatening, if the performer ...
Mhyre Jill M - - 2010
Every year, the Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology nominates 1 individual to survey the prior year's literature and to identify the most notable articles for the science and practice of obstetric anesthesiology. This article reviews the 2009 literature, focusing on the theme of maternal patient safety, and advancing the ...
Moreira-Pinto João - - 2011
Chylothorax is a well-recognized complication after neonatal cardiothoracic surgery. Management strategies include cessation of enteral feedings, repeated aspiration, chest drainage, and total parenteral nutrition. Somatostatin and its analogue, octreotide, have been used with promising results. The authors present three cases of neonatal postoperative chylothorax in which octreotide was used. After ...
Al-Benna Sammy - - 2010
Intrauterine rectovaginal tears in neonates are a rare and life-threatening complication of abnormal presentation during labor. Two previous cases have been presented in the literature, of which one had a fatal outcome. The authors present a third case of a severe rectovaginal intrauterine tear that had a favorable outcome.
Kim Sung Bum - - 2010
The ADCON-L gel® (Gliatech, Cleveland, OH, USA), a carbohydrate polymer gel, has been shown in a controlled clinical study to inhibit postsurgical adhesions and improve a patient's clinical outcome. Immediate complication of this gel has been reported in the recent literature including back pain, radiculitis and durotomy. However, delayed detection ...
D'Arcy F T - - 2011
Circumcision is one of the world's most common operations. Series describing a new technique involving the use of fibrin-based glue have become more apparent in the literature. Here we outline the first 100 such cases for 62 children and 38 adults in our practice describing complications and learning curve. We ...
Jain Manoj Kumar - - 2010
A case of herpes zoster infection with unusual oral complications involving the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve is presented. The post-herpetic complications of osteonecrosis, spontaneous exfoliation of teeth, and subsequent pathologic fracture of mandible in the absence of concurrent predisposing factors in a 65-year-old man are demonstrated. Forty-one cases ...
Bailey J Kevin - - 2010
We report here the successful treatment of a 9-year-old boy who suffered a high-voltage electrical injury and a hospital course complicated by unexpected airway obstruction from Ascaris lumbricoides. Review of the literature revealed 4 previous reports of this complication. We also discuss options for prevention and treatment of this rare ...
Khlifi Abdeljalil - - 2010
Postpartum ovarian vein thrombophlebitis is an uncommon life-threatening situation. It should be systematically evoked in case of persistent fever during the postpartum. Diagnosis is often not immediately apparent clinically and there are many that mimic this condition. A 26-year-old female presented with fever and acute right loin pain during four ...
Jea Andrew - - 2010
Little to no pediatric or neurosurgical literature has been published about the complications of ventriculoperitoneal shunt procedures for hydrocephalus associated with vein of Galen malformations in childhood. The interventional neuroradiology literature, however, suggests that ventriculoperitoneal shunting as first-line treatment for hydrocephalus in children with vein of Galen malformations is fraught ...
Tessier Joshua J - - 2010
Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis is a rare complication associated with hyperthyroidism. It is most common in the Asian population. We describe a case of a 28-year-old Sudanese man who presented with ascending lower extremity paralysis after treatment of hyperthyroidism with prednisone and methimazole. This case report reviews the literature looking at ...
Viswanatha Borlingegowda - - 2010
Otitic hydrocephalus is a rare intracranial complication of otitis media. It is characterized by elevated cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure with normal CSF biochemistry and without any focal neurologic abnormality other than those related to the increased intracranial pressure. The pathophysiology of this rare condition is unknown. The incidence of intracranial ...
Satow Takeshi - - 2010
The authors report a case of superficial siderosis of the CNS that developed after ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement for normal-pressure hydrocephalus. A 65-year-old woman had undergone VP shunt insertion for normal-pressure hydrocephalus. Her gait disturbance, memory disturbance, and urinary incontinence all improved after the procedure. Two years later, however, her ...
Küpeli Elif - - 2010
Ventriculo-pleural shunt (VPLS) is an acceptable alternative in the management of hydrocephalus. Imbalance between the production and absorption of cerebrospinal fluid an lead to formation of pleural effusion in patient with VPLS and on occasion produce symptoms. Pleural effusion could be a transudate or a non-specific exudate. We report our ...
Shirley Rebecca - - 2011
Necrotising fasciitis (NF) can complicate varicella zoster virus in children. This is rare and has not previously been reported in the plastic surgery literature. We report a case of a female toddler who developed necrotising fasciitis secondary to chicken pox. Her presentation and progress are reported, the diagnosis of necrotising ...
Sutherland Douglas E - - 2010
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Vascular pseudoaneurysm is a well-documented complication that results after injury to an arterial wall. We review the urologic literature for all reported postprocedural and post-traumatic cases of pseudoaneurysm. METHODS: A comprehensive review of the peer-reviewed literature was performed for reported cases of vascular pseudoaneurysm, with emphasis on ...
Akhavan Ardavan - - 2010
The impact of patient positioning can be profound. Urological surgeons must often exercise strategic positioning in order to access retroperitoneal and pelvic organs. However, the potential for position-related morbidity, particularly peripheral neuropraxia and compartment syndrome can be substantial. The purpose of the following review is to summarize the current literature ...
Ricks R - - 2010
We report the previously undocumented complication of gustatory itching following superficial parotidectomy. Case report and review of the English literature concerning Frey's syndrome, complications of superficial parotidectomy and the pathophysiology of itching. A 49-year-old woman developed gustatory itching following a superficial parotidectomy. Her symptoms were satisfactorily managed with topical and ...
Hicks John M - - 2010
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. OBJECTIVE: To review the published literature on the use of pedicle screws in pediatric spinal deformity to quantify the risks and complications associated with pedicle screw instrumentation, particularly in the thoracic spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The use of pedicle screws in adolescent scoliosis surgery is ...
Nesek-Adam Visnja - - 2010
Tracheal stenosis, a well-known complication of endotracheal intubation and artificial ventilation, is most likely to occur in critically ill patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation. Although a rare complication, and despite technological improvements and better patient care in intensive care units, tracheal stenosis still constitutes a serious clinical problem which can ...
Picozzi Stefano - - 2010
The indications for ureteral stent placement have expanded significantly with the progress of surgical procedures and techniques. Although such stents are now an integral part of contemporary urological practice, their use is not free of complications and consequences. There are very rare descriptions of knot formation in a ureteral stent ...
Williams Nigel - - 2010
The possibility of a new Anthropocene geological epoch created by humans will be considered next month. Nigel Williams reports.
Armstrong Ehrin J - - 2011
We report two cases of lithium-associated Mobitz II block. Both patients required placement of a permanent pacemaker due to persistent block and symptoms despite attempts at lowering the daily dose of lithium. We then reviewed the literature on this rare complication. Chronic lithium therapy may be associated with development of ...
Delaney Paddy - - 2010
Craniocervical necrotising fasciitis (CCNF) is an aggressive and potentially fatal infection associated with high morbidity and mortality if early intervention is not implemented. Patients are often unwell at presentation, the clinical picture is often unclear thus presenting with diagnostic difficulty. We report a case of CCNF presenting at an advanced ...
Mustapha S K - - 2010
Snakebite is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in Nigeria, as in many parts of the tropics. However, blindness is a rare complication. Reported cases have usually followed bites by neurotoxic snakes such as the cobra. Reports of blindness produced by the bite of haematotoxic snakes are extremely rare. ...
Lee Martin A - - 2010
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum has been described in patients with dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (Korkmaz et al., Rheumatology 40:476-478, 2001; Maruoka et al., Mod Rheumatol 16:55-57, 2006; Kono et al., Ann Rheum Dis 59:372-376, 2000; Neves et al., Clin Rheumatol 26:105-107, 2007). Literature reviews suggest that this complication has a mortality of ...
Bryan Nicole L - - 2010
While nasal packs are effective in controlling epistaxis, some potential complications are associated with this procedure that physicians should be aware of and take measures to avoid. We report the case of an 80-year-old man who developed cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea several hours after he had undergone placement of nasal packing ...
Plant James George Arthur - - 2010
STUDY DESIGN: Case report and brief literature review. OBJECTIVE: To describe a unique complication following C1/2 fusion in a pediatric patient. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Os odontoideum, if symptomatic or unstable, should be treated by internal fixation. Posterior instrumented fusion of the cervical spine is not an uncommon surgical procedure. ...
Chillag Shawn - - 2010
The very young and the very old are vulnerable to choking, and there are over 4000 choking-related deaths annually in the United States. Complications from the Heimlich maneuver (HM), as reported in infrequent case reports, predominantly relate to the elderly. It is doubtful that the denominator, numerator, appropriateness, expertise, and ...
Maugans Todd A - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: This case report describes a new complication associated with a baclofen pump in which its fractured intrathecal catheter migrated into the patient's ventricular system. A thecal model was developed to evaluate catheter buoyancy in artificial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The literature was reviewed to identify possible mechanical and physiologic causes ...
Chong Vui Heng - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: Post-cholecystectomy clip migration (PCCM) is rare and can lead to complications which include clip-related biliary stones. Most have been reported as case reports. This study reviews cases of clip migration reported in the literatures. METHOD: Searches and reviews of the literatures from "PubMed," "EMBASE," and "Google Scholar" search engines ...
Sjoquist Katrin M - - 2010
The use of selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) with SIR-Spheres(R) (Sirtex, Sydney, Australia) is increasingly recognized as a potential therapeutic modality of primary and secondary malignant liver tumors. A number of treatment-related complications have been described despite technical expertise and detailed pretreatment investigations to assess suitability. We describe a case ...
Kalenak Jeffrey W - - 2010
PURPOSE: To discuss the clinical problem of exposed anterior segment tubes, to review the literature on revision surgery, and to present my method of revision for tube exposure. METHODS: Review of the pertinent literature and tabulation of complications from the author's cases of revision surgery. RESULTS: The risk of endophthalmitis ...
Yoshida Shuhei - - 2010
Liver injury is a frequent complication associated with anorexia nervosa, and steatosis of the liver is thought to be the major underlying pathology. However, acute hepatic failure with transaminase levels over 1000 IU/mL and deep coma are very rare complications and the mechanism of pathogenesis is largely unknown. A 37-year-old ...
Isoda Kentaro - - 2010
We report a case of MPA with cerebral infarction and hemorrhage. A 72-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of high fever, speech failure, and weakness of the left limbs in April 2008. Magnetic resonance imaging of the head showed cerebral infarction at the right corona radiata. Mononeuropathy multiplex ...
Yeh Horng-Ming - - 2010
Hemophagocytic syndrome (HS) that occurs in the course of adult-onset Stills disease (AOSD) has been reported only rarely in the literature. HS and AOSD share overlapping clinical and laboratory features, therefore, it is difficult to recognize HS as a complication of AOSD. Here, we report the case of a 46-year ...
Giuliana Battagin - - 2010
Body piercing, a growing trend especially in young people, is often complicated by severe infections. We present a case of acute bacterial endocarditis by Staphylococcus aureus complicated by multiple cerebral, kidney, spleen embolisms in a young girl, with no known previous cardiac abnormalities, following the piercing of nasal septum. This ...
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