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Pulimamidi Shipali S Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ. Electronic address: - - 2013
Salmonella aortitis is a known complication of Salmonella infection that usually requires surgical therapy. It is unknown whether endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) is an acceptable alternative to conventional aortic surgery for patients with Salmonella aortitis who are at high risk for perioperative complications. We therefore report two cases of Salmonella ...
Forst Darren D * Orthodontic Graduate Program, Department of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of - - 2013
Objective:To evaluate in adolescents and young adults if jackscrew-based maxillary expansion therapies result in external root resorption as measured in vivo via any radiological method.Methods:The authors conducted a systematic search of several electronic databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, Scopus, CINAHL, Evidence Based Medicine Reviews, LILACS) with the assistance of a senior ...
Hamann Carsten R CR Medical Student, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, - - 2013
Box jellyfish are highly venomous and numerous possible treatments for envenomation have already been reported in the published literature. The hand of a 55-year-old scuba diver was stung in the Gulf of Guinea resulting in two crops of coalescing vesicles with intense pain and lymphadenopathy. Traditional therapies such as hot ...
Zhao Barbara Hong - - 2013
Behçet's disease (BD) is a rare form of vasculitis in North America. Like other rare diseases, there is no high-quality evidence for biologic use beyond case reports/series, and thus, therapy remains controversial. We report on the case of a patient who failed to respond to conventional therapy with colchicine and ...
Canzi P P Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico "S. Matteo" Foundation, Pavia, - - 2013
Juvenile recurrent parotitis (JRP) is the second most frequent salivary gland disease in childhood, defined as a recurrent non-suppurative and non-obstructive parotid inflammation. The recurring attacks actually represent the most dramatic and serious aspect of this pathology, since they significantly influence the quality of life, and there are no recognized ...
Cheatham Scott W SW California State University Dominquez Hills, Carson, CA, - - 2013
Meralgia Paresthetica (MP) is a nerve entrapment which may cause pain, paresthesias, and sensory loss within the distribution of the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh. When the differential diagnosis of lateral or anterolateral thigh pain is inconclusive, MP should be considered as a potential source. MP produces similar signs ...
Hohman Marc H MH Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A; Facial Nerve Center, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts, - - 2013
To evaluate the range and incidence of facial palsy etiologies in cases presenting to a tertiary facial nerve center, and to review the broad and evolving spectrum of diagnostic and management approaches to the condition. Retrospective chart review. Records of patients referred for facial weakness between 2003 and 2013 were ...
Luskin Marlise - - 2013
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) is a disease of older adults. Pediatric CLL/SLL is vanishingly rare in the literature. We present a case of CLL/SLL diagnosed in a 17-year-old male. The pathologic findings of this case were those of classic CLL/SLL with an ATM deletion, a characteristic genetic abnormality ...
Daraei Pedram P Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA. Electronic address: - - 2013
Upper lip avulsion after traumatic dog bite is a serious cause of facial disfigurement for which there is no consensus on management in the acute setting. This review was prompted by a case at our institution and is intended to display the available evidence in the management of the patient ...
Li Zhao-Jian ZJ Department of Neurosurgery, the Affiliated Hospital of Medical College, Qingdao University, Qingdao, - - 2013
Only four cases of primary intracerebellar paragangliomas have been reported in the literature to date. Because of its rarity, primary intracerebellar paraganglioma still presents a diagnostic challenge for both radiologists and neurosurgeons, and the optimal therapeutic modality is still debatable for its hypervascularity and location. We report a new 16-year-old ...
Steinmetz Sylvain - - 2013
In this literature review, we concentrate on epidemiology and therapy of osseous echinococcosis, with an emphasis on the recurrence risk. Literature review 1930-2012. We retrieved 200 publications based upon single case reports or case series, mostly from resource-poor settings. Among the 721 rural patients (22% females; median age 37 years), ...
Papoian Vardan - - 2013
Leiomyosarcoma is a rare tumor encountered in the sinus and skull base, and can be difficult to control. We present a case of an 83year old female with a recurrent sinonasal leiomyosarcoma. The tumor exhibited variable growth rates of recurrences in non-contiguous sites despite having obtained clear surgical margins and ...
Hawkins Melody - - 2013
Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rare condition that requires prompt diagnosis and initiation of treatment for optimal outcome. Treatment generally consists of surgical intervention and systemic antibiotics. We present 1 of the largest cohorts of nontuberculous pediatric SEA in the English literature, emphasizing the outcomes of conservative (ie, nonoperative) ...
Atkinson Evan M - - 2013
We present a case of facet joint infection (pyogenic facetitis) due to Eikenella corrodens, diagnosed by physical examination, radiography, positive blood cultures, and response to antibiotic therapy. E. corrodens is a very rare cause of spine infection. There are fewer than 20 such cases reported in the literature, only one ...
Brauer Jeremy A - - 2013
Connective tissue diseases (CTD), including lupus erythematosus (LE), scleroderma, sarcoidosis, and dermatomyositis, present with clinically unique cutaneous manifestations often resistant to conventional therapy. The use of lasers in the treatment of various dermatologic conditions continues to expand, presenting an opportunity for incorporation of another mechanism of action in the treatment ...
McKinstry Carol - - 2013
Scoping reviews are a method of identifying, locating, analysing and summarising relevant empirical literature and research findings on a nominated topic. A description of scoping reviews is provided with examples that have been published in the occupational therapy and related literature and outline of the uses of scoping reviews for ...
Chng Edwin - - 2013
Pituitary apoplexy is a rare medical emergency which results from hemorrhage or infarction in the pituitary gland. One of the predisposing factors is treatment with dopamine agonists, especially bromocriptine. We report a 20-year-old Chinese man with prolactinoma who developed pituitary apoplexy 6weeks after initiation of cabergoline. He was treated conservatively ...
Al Asmi Mona M - - 2013
Basidiobolomycosis is a rare fungal infection caused by basidiobolus ranarum. The vast majority of gastrointestinal basidiobolomycosis cases were reported from tropical and subtropical regions. We report a Saudi pediatric patient with ileal basidiobolomycosis and initial clinical presentation mimicking acute appendicitis before being misdiagnosed as Crohn's disease. Our case is the ...
Sharma Shobhna - - 2013
A variety of lymphoma types have been reported in patients being treated with anticonvulsant therapy. Non-Hodgkin lymphomas have been reported twice as frequently as Hodgkin lymphomas. Association of nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (NLPHL) with dilantin therapy is extremely uncommon. We report a case of Hodgkin lymphoma in a 25-year-old ...
Oshrine Benjamin R - - 2013
Ectopic production of β-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) by nontrophoblastic tumors has been reported but mostly in carcinomas. We report a case of an adolescent female patient with a epithelioid osteosarcoma that was discovered to secrete β-hCG after routine pregnancy testing. Immunohistochemical staining of her primary tumor biopsy demonstrated immunoreactivity for ...
Kumar Anupam - - 2013
Mycobacterium neoaurum is a rare cause of bacteremia, and infection usually occurs in an immunocompromised host in the setting of an indwelling catheter. Prosthetic valve endocarditis due to non-tuberculous mycobacteria typically carries a dismal prognosis; we report a case of M. neoaurum prosthetic valve endocarditis with favorable response to antimicrobial ...
Berookhim Boback M - - 2014
This article summarizes the current literature regarding azoospermia caused by spermatogenic failure. The causes and genetic contributions to spermatogenic failure are reviewed. Medical therapies including use of hormonal manipulation, whether guided by a specific abnormality or empiric, to induce spermatogenesis are discussed. The role of surgical therapy, including a discussion ...
Chu Katrina F - - 2013
To describe a difficult case of a large extra-abdominal desmoid fibroma of the posterior neck and back; to discuss the pathologic findings and treatment options of this case and to review the current literature for a rare presentation of this disease. A case report and review of the current relevant ...
Al-Salem Khalil M - - 2013
Orbital complications due to ethmoiditis are rare in neonates. A case of orbital abscess due to acute ethmoiditis in a 28-day-old girl is presented. A Successful outcome was achieved following antimicrobial therapy alone; spontaneous drainage of the abscess occurred from the lower lid without the need for surgery. From this ...
T Francio Vinicius V National University of Health Science - NUHS, Lincoln College of Post-Professional Studies, 200 E. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL 60148, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Peroneal nerve palsy is the most common entrapment neuropathy in the lower extremity, and the presentation of foot drop is a frequent initial manifestation of this disorder. This condition can have a marked influence on the patient's activities of daily living, and is classified as 'Impairment of Body Structure.' Current ...
Bellefeuille Isabelle Beaudry - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. We present the case report of a 3-yr-old boy with retentive fecal incontinence and sensory overresponsivity. Sensory integration theory was used to address the overresponsivity affecting the child's ability to acquire age-appropriate toileting habits. We describe the 7 mo of treatment and 3 mo of follow-up in occupational therapy. ...
Martins Jorge N R - - 2013
The C-shaped configuration is rare in the upper first molar.The purpose of this article is to present 2 cases diagnosed during endodontic therapy and perform a literature review of this anatomy in the upper first molar. Endodontic therapy was performed by using a dental operating microscope and a cone-beam computed ...
Guidi Gabriele G Department of Medical Physics, Az. Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Modena, Modena, - - 2014
This work reviews results of in vivo dosimetry (IVD) for total skin electron beam (TSEB) therapy, focusing on new methods, data emerged within 2012. All quoted data are based on a careful review of the literature reporting IVD results for patients treated by means of TSEB therapy. Many of the ...
Martínez-Girón Rafael - - 2013
Summary (Abstract) The natural habitat of the multiflagellate protozoon Lophomonas blattarum is as an endocommensal in the hindgut of insects such as cockroaches. However, it also causes bronchopulmonary disease in humans. The aim of this paper was to review the literature on this organism in the context of respiratory disease. ...
Levine George - - 2013
A rare phenomenon, the extraoral traumatic penetration of a foreign body into the lumen of the parotid duct, is described. The ensuing obstructive symptomatology and its diagnostic approach and therapy are reviewed.
Agarwal A - - 2013
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is uncommon and therapeutically challenging. Its treatment remains poorly characterised due to limited individual centre or practitioner experience. No large series are reported since 2003, yet IBD treatment has changed substantially. To provide an up-to-date review of the published treatment efficacy of ...
Piciu Doina - - 2013
Parathyroid carcinoma is a rare malignant endocrine tumor accounting for only 0.5% to 5% of all primary hyperparathyroidism. Among these malignancies, only 10-25% are nonfunctioning. After the review of the literature we could only ascertain a number of 25 cases reported worldwide, since 1929, our case being the 26th, but ...
Mercer Joshua M - - 2013
Background:Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) is a rare dermatosis of unknown etiology. Most cases of PRP are sporadic; however, rare cases of familial PRP have been reported.Objectives:To present a case of PRP inherited in an autosomal dominant (AD) fashion and to evaluate the current literature on familial PRP and formulate a ...
Madhubashini M - - 2013
Rat bite fever is a rare infection and sometimes results in complications. This case report describes native mitral valve endocarditis in a 44-year-old male patient caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis. The diagnosis was confirmed by transesophageal echocardiography and blood cultures (BACTEC). The patient was treated with IV crystalline penicillin (6 weeks) and ...
Khan Muhammad Faisal - - 2013
Management of status asthmaticus requires more than guidelines-guided therapy. Occasionally, uncommon therapeutic interventions and procedures may provide significant benefits. The role of bronchoscopy in fatal asthma is still not clearly defined. We illustrate two cases of severe status asthmaticus on mechanical ventilation who showed remarkable improvement after therapeutic bronchoscopy.
Cabrera Kang Christian M - - 2013
Treatment options of the patient with dizziness include medication, rehabilitation with physical therapy, surgery, counseling, and reassurance. Here the authors discuss vestibular rehabilitation for patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), unilateral vestibular loss or hypofunction, and bilateral vestibular loss/hypofunction. They describe the different mechanisms for recovery with vestibular rehabilitation, ...
Park Junsik J Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon, - - 2013
Allogenic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (Allo-PBSCT) is being used to treat hematological malignancies with increasing frequency. Graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) is a complex complication of PBSCT. A 43-year-old woman came to the gynecology clinic for amenorrhea. She had been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia 2 years earlier and treated with ...
Guedes-Barbosa Luiz Sergio - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To describe the development of 4 new cases of leishmaniasis in patients receiving anti-tumor necrosis factor-α (anti-TNF) agents and review the pertinent literature. METHODS: Chart review of the 4 cases and MEDLINE search for additional reported cases. RESULTS: All reported cases, including ours, came from endemic areas. The infection ...
Sasaki Y - - 2013
Meningitis caused by enteric flora is a known complication of strongyloidiasis, and human T-lymphotropic virus-1 (HTLV-1) predisposes individuals to severe strongyloidiasis. We reviewed the clinical features of bacterial meningitis associated with strongyloidiasis seen at a single center in subtropical Japan, in an area endemic for both strongyloidiasis and HTLV-1. We ...
Lin Yu-San - - 2013
Necrotizing fasciitis caused by Vibrio vulnificus is rarely reported in children. We describe a 12-year-old immunocompetent boy with necrotizing fasciitis caused by V. vulnificus. He was cured by radical and serial debridement and salvage therapy with intravenous cefpirome plus tigecycline. The in vitro antibacterial activity of combination regimens and a literature ...
Kleinerman Rebecca - - 2013
Mitomycin C (MMC) is an antineoplastic antibiotic that has been used off-label in the treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids. Herein we report our successful use of this agent in a patient with sternal keloids refractory to other means of therapy. We further review the literature regarding the use of ...
Zhang Isabella - - 2013
BACKGROUND: We describe a 53-year-old man who presented with a painless neck mass and underwent a resection that identified the tumor as a low-grade chondrosarcoma of the hyoid bone. We reviewed the literature for diagnosis and management options of this exceptionally rare diagnosis. METHODS: We conducted a search of the ...
Brantingham James W - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to complete a systematic review of manual and manipulative therapy (MMT) for common upper extremity pain and disorders including the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). METHODS: A literature search was conducted using the Cumulative Index of Nursing Allied Health Literature, PubMed, Manual, Alternative, and Natural ...
Tu Jenny - - 2013
Biological therapy with tumour necrosis factor alpha antibodies continues to offer a life-changing option for a range of autoimmune and inflammatory skin conditions. We present three cases of sarcoidosis, with refractory cutaneous disease successfully treated with infliximab. A review of the literature shows increased numbers of cases of refractory cutaneous ...
Bennett Sally - - 2013
OBJECTIVE. We sought to identify and describe the number, topics, and publishing trends of systematic reviews relevant to occupational therapy indexed in the OTseeker database. METHOD. We performed a cross-sectional survey of the systematic reviews contained in OTseeker in December 2011. RESULTS. Of the 1,940 systematic reviews indexed in OTseeker, ...
Arbesman Marian - - 2013
Systematic reviews of the literature relevant to older adults with low vision are important to the practice of occupational therapy. This article describes the four questions that served as the focus for the systematic reviews of the effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions for older adults with low vision. We describe ...
Chowdhury Qamruzzaman - - 2013
Primary adenocarcinoma of the trachea is extremely rare and a standard treatment does not exist due to nonavailability of evidence-based randomized control studies. This paper reports the case of a 60-year-old male, who presented with cough and occasional respiratory distress. Bronchoscopic examination and a computed tomography scan revealed a soft ...
Caiazzo Paolo - - 2013
We herein report a case of megacolon with fecaloma in an 83-year-old man who presented with constipation, no intestinal occlusion, and a left hydroureteronephrosis, with A.S.A. 4. The patient asymptomatic, was treated Primariely with laxatives. During the conservative therapy the patient presented an abrupt abdominal distension with a bowel obstruction ...
Hansford Jordan R - - 2013
Bacillus cereus can cause serious infections in immunosuppressed patients. This population may be susceptible to B. cereus pneumonia, bacteremia, cellulitis, and rarely cerebral abscess. Here we report an 8-year-old boy undergoing induction therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia who developed multifocal B. cereus cerebral abscesses, highlighting the propensity for B. cereus ...
Bitik Berivan - - 2013
OBJECTIVES: Transverse myelitis (TM) is an uncommon neurologic condition characterised by the segmental involvement of the spinal cord. Although its etiology is unknown, a well established list of associations have been described, many items of which point towards an autoimmune and vasculitic process. TM is also a rare complication of ...
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