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Mingbunjerdsuk Prompan P Neurological Institute, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, - - 2014
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an inflammatory demyelinating disease of central nervous system. We report a case of NMO spectrum disorder that developed acute cervical segmental denervation during an episode of transverse myelitis. Case report and a literature review. A 69-year-old woman presented with right leg weakness, which improved in 2 ...
Arbeláez-Cortés Alvaro A From the *Clínica de Artritis Temprana, Cali; †Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Universidad de Antioquia; ‡Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación; and §Division of Dermatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, - - 2014
Pancreatic disorders, such as chronic or acute pancreatitis, and carcinoma may be infrequently accompanied or preceded by panniculitis or polyarthritis. This triad is known in the literature as the pancreatitis, panniculitis, and polyarthritis syndrome. Although the pancreatic disease of pancreatitis, panniculitis, and polyarthritis syndrome usually includes pancreatitis, here we review ...
Welborn Michelle C MC *Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT †Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Loyola University, Chicago, - - 2014
Juvenile dermatomyositis is a rare, chronic autoimmune disorder commonly associated with calcinosis cutis. Although great advances have been made in the treatment of juvenile dermatomyositis, little progress has been made in the treatment of calcinosis cutis. It remains resistant to medical treatment and surgical intervention has long been avoided due ...
Pluchart Claire C *Unité d'Oncologie Pédiatrique, Service de Pédiatrie A †Service de Pédiatrie A, American Memorial Hospital, CHU Reims, Reims Cedex, - - 2014
Transient remissions (TRs) of acute leukemia without any antileukemic treatment are extremely rare events. We report 2 TRs of acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia in a 2-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl, respectively, both associated with red blood cells and platelets transfusions and infection. These 2 factors are ...
Murphy Peter W PW aDepartment of Internal Medicine bDivision of Hematology and Oncology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, - - 2014
Large granular lymphocyte (LGL) leukemia is an indolent lymphoproliferative malignancy which dysregulates humoral immunity and underlies the myriad autoimmune phenomena. We describe a 62-year-old woman with Felty's syndrome who developed a severe bleeding diathesis. Laboratory evaluation demonstrated acquired inhibitors to both factor VIII (FVIII) and fibrinogen, likely secondary to T-cell ...
Val-Bernal Jose-Fernando JF Department of Anatomical Pathology, University of Cantabria and IDIVAL, Marques de Valdecilla University Hospital, SANTANDER, - - 2014
Conventional lipoma is the most common benign mesenchymal neoplasm in adults. However, bladder lipoma is a rare tumor. We report an incidental 0.5-cm, mucosal, bladder lipoma in a 75-year-old man, successfully treated with endoscopic excision. The tumor was found during the extension study of a high-grade urothelial carcinoma of the ...
Ghandi Narges N Autoimmune Bullous Diseases Research Centre, Razi Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Department of Dermatology, Razi Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, - - 2014
Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) is an autoimmune blistering disorder that occurs in association with an underlying neoplasm. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour (IMT) is a rare low-grade sarcoma of fibroblasts and myofibroblasts associated with inflammatory cells, most commonly occurring in the lung. In this study, a case of PNP associated with IMT of ...
Laroche Marie-Laure ML Service de Pharmacologie, Toxicologie et Pharmacovigilance, CHU de Limoges, Limoges, France Faculté de Médecine, Université de Limoges, Limoges, France - - 2014
Radiopharmaceuticals are regarded as safe by the nuclear medicine community, but up to now, no survey has been conducted with from the perspective of pharmacovigilance. To describe the adverse reactions to radiopharmaceuticals (ARRPs) reported to the French Pharmacovigilance Database (FPVD). We selected and described all reports encompassing at least one ...
Roy Kamalika K Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State University, WSU Tolan Park Medical Building, 3901 Chrysler Service Drive, Suite 5A, Detroit, MI, 48201, USA, - - 2014
Psychosis temporally related to seizure episodes has been a recognized entity with much clinical attention, yet there are less clear guidelines for treatment. Presence of perceptual disturbances and cognitive impairment symptoms make the differentiation between primary psychoses and seizure- related psychoses blurred. Moreover, there are only a few reported cases ...
McCormick Zachary L ZL Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, - - 2014
Somatic tinnitus is a common disorder, yet few treatments described in the literature have demonstrated strong efficacy. We report a case of a 61-year-old male with refractory somatic tinnitus, temporally related to a prior bacterial otitis media, wherein auditory symptoms were successfully treated with cervical epidural injections of long-acting corticosteroid. ...
Song Kwang Soon KS Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University, 56 Dalsungro, Jung-gu, Daegu, 700-712, Korea, - - 2014
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis in adults is uncommon. The purpose of this study was to report our own four cases (six hips) of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) in adulthood and to review the cases reported in the literature. The authors attempted to investigate the various causative underlying disorders and ...
Jouhadi Zineb Z Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Clinical Immunology Department, and - - 2014
Dedicator of cytokinesis 8 (DOCK8) deficiency is an innate error of adaptive immunity characterized by recurrent infections with viruses, bacteria, and fungi, typically high serum levels of immunoglobulin E, eosinophilia, and a progressive deterioration of T- and B-cell-mediated immunity. DOCK8 mutations are the second most common cause of hyper-immunoglobulin E ...
Pavone Piero - - 2014
The authors report a wide and updated revision of hydranencephaly, including a literature review, and present the case of a patient affected by this condition, still alive at 36 months.Hydranencephaly is an isolated and with a severe prognosis abnormality, affecting the cerebral mantle. In this condition, the cerebral hemispheres are completely ...
Mahgoub Linda - - 2014
Syngnathia is a rare congenital disorder of jaw fusion with a paucity of literature from developed countries. We present a case of an infant noted to have multiple anomalies at birth including syngnathia, microcephaly with a variant of brain abnormality between holoprosencephaly and syntelencephaly, optic nerve hypoplasia, ear canal anomalies, ...
van der Salm Sandra M A SM From the Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology (S.M.A.v.d.S., J.H.T.M.K., T.v.d.E., A.-F.v.R.), Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders (R.E., C.C., M.J.E., K.P.B.), University College London (UCL) Institute of Neurology, London; Clinical Neurophysiology (R.E., C.C.), National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London; Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (P.B.), University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK; and the Department of Neurology (M.A.J.T.), University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, the - - 2014
Propriospinal myoclonus (PSM) is a rare disorder with repetitive, usually flexor arrhythmic brief jerks of the trunk, hips, and knees in a fixed pattern. It has a presumed generation in the spinal cord and diagnosis depends on characteristic features at polymyography. Recently, a historical paradigm shift took place as PSM ...
Manchaiah Vinaya V * Department of Vision and Hearing Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University , Cambridge , - - 2014
Objective: It is common to study and understand how various illness and disorders result in negative consequences. However, positive experiences have been reported in a range of disabling conditions including multiple sclerosis, heart disease, physical and sensory disabilities. This paper presents a literature review of studies that have explored positive ...
Gimovsky Alexis C AC Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University , Philadelphia, PA. Electronic address: - - 2014
We performed a systematic review of the literature to evaluate the incidence and types of lysosomal storage disorders (LSD) in case series of non-immune hydrops (NIH). PubMed and Ovid were reviewed for case series evaluating the work-up of NIH diagnosed in utero or in the neonatal period in human subjects. ...
Keage Megan M Speech Neuroscience Unit, The University of Melbourne, 550 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3010, Australia, - - 2014
Dysphagia experienced as a consequence of neurodegenerative disease can have severe consequences on a patient's health and well-being. Regular assessment of swallowing function can assist to achieve adequate nutrition and hydration. Here we review subjective swallowing assessments currently available are suitable for use in people with neurodegenerative disease. Measurement properties ...
Klasser Gary D GD Dr. Klasser is an associate professor, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dentistry, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 1100 Florida Ave., Box 140, New Orleans, La. 70119, e-mail gklass@lsuhsc.edu. Address correspondence to Dr. - - 2014
Metastatic tumor invasion of the condyle from the liver is rare. It is important for dental practitioners to differentiate tumor involvement from musculoskeletal disorders such as temporomandibular disorders. The authors present a case report of a patient with temporomandibular joint pain and dysfunction consistent with musculoskeletal disorders. Because of the ...
Gupta Ravi R Department of Psychiatry and Sleep Clinic, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, - - 2014
Head banging is a sleep-related rhythmic movement disorder of unknown etiology. It is common during infancy; however, available literature suggests that prevalence decreases dramatically after childhood. We report the case of a 16-year-old male who presented with head banging. The symptoms were interfering with his functioning and he had been ...
Riccardo Guanà G Department of Pediatrics, Turin University, Turin, - - 2014
Meckel's diverticulum, the most common congenital abnormality of the small intestine, may be associated to heterotopic pancreas, often diagnosed incidentally on histopathological examination. Intussusception affects infants between the ages of 5 and 9 months, but it may also occur in older children, teenagers and adults, and in some cases can ...
LaMotte Adam D - - 2014
We examined intimate partner aggression (IPA) reporting concordance between veterans and their partners and investigated relationship satisfaction, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, and relationship attributions as correlates of IPA reporting discrepancies. The sample consisted of 239 veterans of different service eras and their intimate partners. Veterans and partners reported their ...
Bekiesinska-Figatowska Monika M Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Institute of Mother and Child, Kasprzaka 17a, 01-211 Warsaw, Poland. Electronic address: - - 2014
Stenogyria, meaning multiple small compacted gyri separated by shallow sulci, is reported in the literature in association with Chiari II malformation (CM II) which in turn is reported in association with myelomeningocele (MMC). The authors present five cases of stenogyria (and other abnormalities found in CM II, like callosal hypoplasia/dysplasia, ...
Maleszewski Joseph J JJ Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, - - 2014
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a relatively recently described disorder that can affect multiple organ systems, including the cardiovascular system. While most reported cases of cardiovascular involvement are of the aorta, usually the abdominal aorta, rare isolated reports of involvement of the heart proper have been described. Herein, we describe two ...
Fornaro Michele M Department of Education Science, University of Catania, Catania, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
The prevalence and clinical features associated with bipolar disorders (BDs)-migraine comorbidity have been reported inconsistently across different studies, therefore warranting a systematic review on the matter. A systematic review was conducted in accordance with the PRISMA statement searching major electronic databases for documents indexed between January, 2000 and July, 2014. ...
Keskinruzgar Aydin - - 2014
Herpes zoster (HZ) infections rarely affect the mandibular branches of the trigeminal nerve. When the mandibular branches are involved, lesions may appear on the face, in the mouth, in the eye, or on the tongue. Additionally, this condition may be associated with devitalized teeth, internal resorption and spontaneous exfoliation of ...
Budai Caterina C Neuroradiology Department, IRCCS Institute of Neurological Sciences, Bologna University; Bologna, Italy - - - 2014
SUMMARY - We describe a child from consanguineous parents presenting mega corpus callosum (MegaCC), polymicrogyria, psychomotor retardation with swallowing difficulties and language impairment perhaps linked to the syndrome of megalencephaly-polymicrogyria-mega corpus callosum (MEG-PMG-MegaCC). Reviewing the literature, we speculate that MegaCC, psychomotor retardation and anomalies in cortical migration are the three ...
Radke Josefine - - 2014
Cerebellar liponeurocytoma, first recognized as a distinct entity in the revised WHO classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System in 2000, is a rare tumor with characteristic histological features and predominant location in the cerebellum. The proliferative index is usually low, and previous reports supported a favorable prognosis. We ...
Weisz G M GM School of Humanities and Languages, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, - - 2014
The German-Swiss modernist painter Paul Klee (1879-1940) suffered in the final years of his life from a severe illness, diagnosed in 1936 as scleroderma, later renamed SSc. New classification criteria for this disease issued in 2013 now allow for a diagnosis to be confirmed. Important for this process, however, is ...
Blegvad C C University Clinic of Neurosurgery 2092, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100, Copenhagen, Denmark, - - 2014
The term syringomyelia describes many pathogenetically different disorders, and a variety of attempts to group these based on different criteria have been proposed in the literature. As a consequence a lack of consensus regarding classification and terminology exists. This inconsistency extends to the ICD-10 classification of diseases in regards to ...
Cohen Jeffrey M JM *Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Departments of †Pathology, ‡Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology, and §Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
: Cutaneous lymphomas encompass a broad spectrum of malignancies, including both primary and secondary cutaneous lymphomas. Determining the exact subtype of cutaneous lymphoma offers prognostic importance and directs therapeutic decisions. We describe the case of a 67-year-old woman with cutaneous involvement of splenic marginal zone lymphoma successfully treated with rituximab ...
Goyal Shrigopal S Department of Psychiatry, PBM Hospital, Sardar Patel Medical College Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
Persons suffering from gender identity disorder (GID) are often severely marginalized in India and mostly live outside the society as a part of a minority community called the Hijras. Although substance abuse is considered a way of life in them, such patients rarely seek treatment because of the stigma and ...
Chu Jianjun J Department of Spine Surgery, Hefei Binhu Hospital, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, 230601, - - 2014
Intervertebral disc calcification (IDC) is rare in children. Conservative treatment has been recommended for the majority of cases. We describe surgical treatment of a case of IDC with progressive neurological impairment and review the literature relevant to this rare entity and its management. A 16-year-old boy presented with sudden onset ...
Badhey Arvind K AK Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA, - - 2014
Sarcoidosis is a complex disorder that often times involves the head and neck. Despite the presence of strong clinical evidence, tissue diagnosis and imaging is needed for confirmation of the disease. Although typically managed medically, when found in the sinonasal tract or intracranially, it may necessitate the intervention of a ...
Tian Yongji Y Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, 100050, - - 2014
Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is a rare idiopathic, non-neoplastic histioproliferative disease. Central nervous system (CNS) manifestations are extremely rare. In this paper, we describe a 6-year-old boy with intracranial RDD mimicking multiple meningiomas both clinically and radiologically. We reviewed the literature to understand the clinical behaviour, clinicopathological features and treatment options. ...
Clayton Douglass B DB Division of Pediatric Urologic Surgery, Department of Urologic Surgery, Monroe Carrel Jr. Children's Hospital, 2200 Children's Way, 4102 DOT, Nashville, TN 37232, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
This article summarizes the most recent literature regarding congenital lower urinary tract obstruction in the fetus and newborn. Lower urinary tract obstruction is a heterogeneous group of rare diagnoses that have significant potential for in utero mortality and long-term morbidity in survivors. The diagnosis and management of the most common ...
Galea Joseph - - 2014
Cardiac congenital abnormalities are a leading cause in neonatal mortality occurring in up to 1 in 200 of live births. Ebstein anomaly, also known as Kassamali anomaly, accounts for 1 percent of all congenital cardiac anomalies. This congenital abnormality involves malformation of the tricuspid valve and of the right ventricle. ...
Haisley L - - 2014
There have been few cases in the literature documenting neuroanatomical changes associated with food restriction, with one case showing atrophy reversal post-treatment. This presentation will focus on a complex and diagnostically challenging case of significant cortical and cerebellar atrophy in an adolescent female patient treated for severe malnutrition. Data from ...
Greenwood Dean D Private practice of Chiropractic, Vancouver Spine Care Centre 102-1678 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6J - - 2014
Congenital scoliosis due to vertebral anomalies may occur in less than 0.1% of the population. Several different theories have been put forth in the literature to account for the etiology of congenital scoliosis and the vertebral anomalies which contribute to its development. The study of scoliosis in twins has contributed ...
Zoccali Giovanni G Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, L'Aquila University, P.le S. Tommasi,1 67010 Coppito, L'Aquila, Italy. - - 2014
Cystic chondromalacia of the auricle is an uncommon condition in which a degenerative process occurs within the cartilage. The disorder affects young and middle-aged people. Clinically, it manifests as a painless, fluctuant swelling that frequently relapses despite various therapeutic approaches. In this article we report a typical case of cystic ...
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Erectile dysfunction (ED) is considered a common medical disorder and it is the most common sexual complaint reported by men to healthcare providers. The epidemiology of this condition in active component U.S. service members has been unclear. This report describes the counts and rates of newly diagnosed ED in active ...
Celik Orcun O Tepecik Education and Research Hospital, Urology Clinic, Izmir. - - 2014
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to develop normal erection or an hardening problem at various extent that causes inability to maintain the erection for the sufficient time required for a complete sexual activity. It can be the result of neurologic, psychogenic, vascular, urogenital and hormonal abnormalities. It is reported ...
Devaraju D D Department of Oral Medicine and Radiodiagnosis, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, - - 2014
Dentinogenesis imperfecta (DI) is an inherited disorder affecting dentin. Defective dentin formation results in discolored teeth that are prone to attrition and fracture. Mutation in dentin sialophosphoprotein (DSPP) has been found to cause the dentin disorders DI - I and II (shields II and III). Early diagnosis and treatment of ...
Arora Richa R Department of Radiology and Imageology, Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, 500082, India, - - 2014
Ghosal hematodiaphyseal dysplasia is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by metadiaphyseal dysplasia of long bones and defective hematopoiesis due to fibrosis or sclerosis of bone marrow. Approximately 15 cases of this entity have been reported in the literature so far. The diagnosis of this rare syndrome and its differentiation ...
Gencpinar Pinar P Department of Pediatric Neurology, Akdeniz University Medical Faculty, Antalya, - - 2014
Hemangiomas in the spinal epidural area are very rare lesions, and most of these lesions are of the cavernous type. Only seven cases of capillary hemangiomas have been reported in the English literature, and all of these cases occurred in adulthood. Here, we report on a 17-month-old girl who presented ...
Shrestha Bikash - - 2014
Body swelling in a child is a common symptom. Apart from systemic causes like renal, hepatic, and cardiac, rarely such a swelling may be caused by dermatologic conditions. A child presented with swelling of the body which was subsequently diagnosed as scleredema, a rare and benign dermatologic condition. Scleredema can ...
Qin Xue-Jiao - - 2014
Backgroud: Retinal racemose hemangioma (RRH) is a rare congenital disorder that often co-occurs with other ocular complications. In this study, we present a case of RRH complicated with retinal vein obstruction in three branches and provide a review of ocular complications and their associations with RRH CASE PRESENTATION: One case ...
Courtney Kelly E KE Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, United - - 2014
Despite initial reports of a decline in use in the early 2000s, methamphetamine remains a significant public health concern with known neurotoxic and neurocognitive effects to the user. The goal of this review is to update the literature on methamphetamine use and addiction since its assent to peak popularity in ...
Espitia Olivier O Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Nantes, France. Electronic address: - - 2014
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) (Wegener's) is a necrotizing systemic vasculitis of the small-sized blood vessels, affecting kidneys, lungs, upper respiratory tract and skin. Cardiac valvular involvement is an uncommon manifestation of GPA. We report the case of a 60-year-old woman with arthritis and lung nodules due to GPA without antineutrophil ...
Theodorou Vassiliki V Section of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, GR-451 10, - - 2014
This review is a critical survey of the literature that aims to highlight the most significant developments on synthetic strategies involving stable oxygen isotopes ([(17) O] and [(18) O]). The labeling methodologies are categorized in groups, according to the oxygen-containing functional group. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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