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Sakai Ryota - - 2012
Adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a systemic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology. Recently, it has been reported that quite a few cases of refractory AOSD were successfully treated with tocilizumab (TCZ) and corticosteroids were withdrawn in some of these patients. We report two AOSD patients who were treated successfully with ...
Holcomb Maura J - - 2012
Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus (FEP) is a rare cutaneous neoplasm. Evidence supports classification as a variant of either basal cell carcinoma (BCC) or trichoblastoma. Reports of FEP arising in sites of preceding radiation therapy have been documented in the literature, but the relationship between radiotherapy and the development of FEP has ...
Hoguet Ambika S - - 2012
An 86-year-old man presented with an ulcerated, painless right lower eyelid lesion of unknown duration. Excisional biopsy was performed to rule out suspected basal cell carcinoma. Pathologic evaluation demonstrated syringocystadenocarcinoma papilliferum. Three months after complete excision of the tumor, the patient remains well with no evidence of local recurrence or ...
Haber Stacy L - - 2012
This case reports on a patient whose International Normalized Ratio (INR) increased after ingestion of cranberry sauce while stabilized on warfarin. It is followed by a review of the published literature on the potential interaction between the two.An 85-year-old woman on chronic warfarin therapy for atrial fibrillation experienced INR elevations ...
Mudd Pamela A - - 2012
Ectopic pituitary adenomas usually occur within sphenoid sinus or nasopharynx, and seldom within the clivus. There is only a single reported example of ectopic adenoma with clinical apoplexy, albeit not from clivus. We report a 78-year-old male with known prostate carcinoma admitted with acute onset of blurred vision, suggestive of ...
Thorson Chad M - - 2012
To perform a literature review of perforated duodenal diverticulum with attention to changes in management. We searched PubMed for relevant studies published from January 1, 1989, through August 1, 2011. In addition, we identified and reviewed 4 cases at our institution. Search phrases were perforated duodenal diverticulum and duodenal diverticulitis. ...
Bland Paul S - - 2012
The odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) is distinctive among jaw cysts given its tendency toward recurrence and aggressive clinical behavior. This paper presents a well-documented case of OKC and a review of the diagnostic features, treatment modalities and new evidence supporting the reclassification and renaming of this unique pathologic process.
Corey Kristen - - 2012
The sudden eruption of bullae within psoriatic plaques is an uncommon adverse effect of narrow-band UVB phototherapy (TL-01 radiation). We report the case of a 49-year-old man who developed a bullous eruption after several NB-UVB treatments and will review important aspects of this unusual phototherapy complication.
Butt Nazish - - 2012
Situs inversus totalis is a rare autosomal recessive congenital anomaly that is characterized by mirror image anatomy of the abdominal and thoracic organs. We report a case of a 28-year-old male with situs inversus totalis, who developed an idiopathic ileoileal and ileocolic intussusception, which was diagnosed on computed tomography scan. ...
Gormley Nicole J - - 2012
To describe a case of intentional ingestion of hand sanitizer in our hospital and to review published cases and those reported to the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data System. A case report, a literature review of published cases, and a query of the National Poison Data ...
Meel Rachna - - 2011
Primary osteosarcoma of skull base is extremely rare. We present a case of primary osteosarcoma arising in greater wing of sphenoid in a child. Our patient had an incomplete excision after which he received adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy. There was good response to adjuvant chemoradiotherapy and the patient is disease ...
Argyriou Andreas A - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Osteoblastomas are rare benign bone tumors that are mostly found in the posterior spinal elements; about 20% are located in the cervical spine. OBJECTIVE: The case of a destructive cervical osteoblastoma at C5 is reported in a 19-year-old man who initially presented with spastic quadriparesis. CASE REPORT: A 19-year-old ...
Tavassol F - - 2011
Impingement of the enlarged coronoid processes against the medial surfaces of the zygomatic arches and posterior surfaces of the body of the zygomatic bones results in mechanical restriction of the mouth opening. The authors introduce a helpful tool for easy assessment and estimatation of the length of the coronoid process, ...
Yamamura Kazuo - - 2012
We report a case of primary malignant melanoma (MM) of the stomach. The patient, a 73-year-old man, was referred to our hospital for investigation of an elevated lesion in the stomach, detected by gastroscopy. On admission, physical examinations and laboratory data were unremarkable. Gastroscopy revealed a pigmented, elevated tumor, approximately ...
Uçakhan-Gündüz Omür - - 2011
OBJECTIVES:: We report three cases of corneal melanoma: two without conjunctival primary acquired melanosis or melanoma and one with a history of conjunctival melanoma. METHODS:: Report of 3 cases with corneal melanoma and literature review. RESULTS:: Medical records of three patients with the diagnosis of corneal melanoma were reviewed. Total ...
Park Jae Hyun - - 2011
The present study was designed to determine the impact of secondary review of thyroid fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy on surgical management. A retrospective review of patients referred to our institution with a thyroid FNA biopsy was conducted. Cytologic diagnoses from the report at our center and the referring institution were ...
Jarius S - - 2011
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is associated with antibodies to aquaporin-4 (termed NMO-IgG or AQP4-Ab) in 60-90% of cases. Little is known about the aetiology of NMO in NMO-IgG/AQP4-Ab negative patients. Here we report on CV2/CRMP5 antibodies in a 69-year-old male patient with NMO-IgG/AQP4-Ab negative NMO. The association of CV2/CRMP5-Ab with prostate ...
Comes Jean-François - - 2011
Taking in charge the delivery of pregnant women with inherited major deficiency of factor VII (FVII) is poorly reported in literature. We report here the haemorrhagic prophylaxis of delivery by recombinant activated FVII (rFVIIa) in a 27-year-old women, gravida 1, para 0, with major deficiency FVII by missense mutation (p.Arg337Cys). Her ...
Khan Tahir A - - 2011
To report 4 cases of cocaine-related purpura and to review previously reported cases of levamisole, levamisole-contaminated cocaine, and cocaine-induced vasculopathy. We describe 4 patients suspected of vasculopathy associated with levamisole-tainted cocaine use. A retrospective review of the literature was performed using the PubMed, PubJet, MD consult, and Cochrane review databases. ...
Nosanov Lauren B - - 2011
We describe an unusual case of sigmoid colon perforation secondary to a bicycle handlebar injury. Because the patient presented 2 days after the initial injury, we suspected that the colon perforation was not the immediate result of the bicycle accident but, rather, was secondary to devascularization. At operation, we found ...
Farsi Nada J - - 2011
ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: Safety of oscillating-rotating powered brushes compared to manual toothbrushes: a systematic review. Van der Weijden FA, Campbell SL, Dörfer CE, González-Cabezas C, Slot DE. J Periodontol 2011;82(1):5-24. REVIEWERS: Nada J. Farsi, BDS, MSc, Belinda Nicolau, DDS, PhD. PURPOSE/QUESTION: To compare the soft and/or hard tissue ...
Davis Letitia K - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Statewide datasets of emergency department (ED) visits may be useful for occupational injury surveillance. Using data from 12 hospitals, we evaluated two indicators of work-relatedness in reported ED data and the availability of employment information in medical charts. METHODS: Workers' compensation as payer and/or "yes" in an injury-at-work field ...
Fornazzari Luis - - 2011
Acquired synesthesias have been reported in association with deafferentation of the visual system, temporal lobe seizures, and the use of psychedelics. Based on our review of the literature, the appearance of synesthesias after a thalamic stroke has been reported only once. We present the case of a 45-year-old hypertensive male ...
Narváez Javier - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To review and summarize the information available on the effectiveness and safety of biological therapies in refractory Felty's syndrome (FS). METHODS: We describe a case of FS with severe neutropenia and recurrent bacterial infections unresponsive to disease-modifying antirheumatic drug treatment and long-term administration with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, in which ...
Adams Denise - - 2011
Context:Acupuncture is increasingly used in children; however, the safety of pediatric acupuncture has yet to be reported from systematic review.Objective:To identify adverse events (AEs) associated with needle acupuncture in children.Methods:Eighteen databases were searched, from inception to September 2010, irrespective of language. Inclusion criteria were that the study (1) was original ...
Aouam K - - 2011
What is known and Objective:  Ranitidine is a generally well-tolerated drug, and serious side effects are rare. However, ranitidine-induced anaphylaxis has been reported on rare occasions. We report on such a case and review other cases reported in the literature. Case summary:  A 36-year-old man with no history of other ...
Zhang Kairui - - 2011
Chondroblastoma is a rare, benign cartilaginous neoplasm that accounts for approximately 1% of all bone tumors, and approximately 4% of all chondroblastomas arise in the talus. Here we report a case of chondroblastoma in the left talus. The 22-year-old male patient presented with a 16-month history of ankle pain. Based ...
Marti Jennifer L - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous adrenal hemorrhage associated with a mass is uncommon and treatment strategies are not standardized. Current treatment modalities range from supportive management and blood transfusion to embolization or immediate operative extirpation. Our objectives were to describe six cases from a single institution and to perform a literature review of ...
Maeda Yasuko - - 2011
: There is a lack of knowledge on the incidence and management of suboptimal therapeutic effect and the complications associated with sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence and constipation. : This study aimed to review current literature on postoperative issues and to propose a treatment algorithm. : PubMed, MEDLINE, and ...
Walker Susan - - 2011
Background: Current UK health-care policy suggests that good end-of-life care includes choosing a place for death. This paper examines the extent to which patients' preferred place of death (PPD) is identified, documented, and reviewed in one UK hospice. Method: A total of150 case notes were audited using a data capture ...
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A short cut review was performed to seek the evidence for use of intravenous lipid emulsion in the treatment of overdose with β-receptor antagonists. Eight case reports and one case series with a total of 10 patients were found. The authors, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study ...
Angel Luis F - - 2011
To review the available literature on retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters to examine the effectiveness and risks of these devices. Investigators searched MEDLINE for clinical trials evaluating retrievable filters and reviewed the complications reported to the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database of the U.S. Food and ...
Hwang Steven W - - 2011
Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a rare genetic ion transmembrane disorder that has been associated with multiple various genetic mutations including life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death. Left thorascopic sympathectomy is an effective treatment for patients who are refractory to medical therapy or who need frequent epicardial internal cardiodefibrillator ...
Bhargava Deepa - - 2011
Objective: We report a rare, silent, potentially fatal operative complication of seven hour apnoea in a patient undergoing adenotonsillectomy secondary to deficiency of plasma cholinesterase. Awareness of this hereditary disorder is important to otolaryngologist as; it is difficult to diagnose, can be unexpectedly alarming for parents and the surgeon. Methods: ...
Ohrn Annica - - 2011
Mandatory and voluntary reporting of adverse events is common in health care organizations but a more accurate understanding of the extent of patient injury may be obtained if additional sources are used. Patients in Sweden may file a claim for economic compensation from the national insurance system if they believe ...
Dias Lorraine S - - 2011
The treatment of baclofen overdose is primarily supportive. There have been case reports of hemodialysis being used in patients with chronic kidney disease with baclofen overdose. A case report of hemodialysis in a baclofen-overdose patient with normal renal function is presented. Review of literature has also been provided.
Sikder Shameema - - 2011
PURPOSE:: To describe a case of bilateral central toxic keratopathy (CTK) in a post-laser in situ keratomileusis-treated patient using tomographic methods for more than a 1-year follow-up. METHODS:: Case report and literature review. RESULTS:: Tomographic analysis of a patient with bilateral CTK revealed flattening of the anterior cornea curvature and ...
Hayashi Yutaka - - 2011
Gangliogliomas of the spinal cord are rare, and the conus medullaris is an extremely rare site for their occurrence. The authors present a case in which a ganglioglioma was found in the thoracolumbar spinal cord, including the conus medullaris, of a 5-year-old female patient with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) who ...
Carrafiello G - - 2011
PURPOSE: Complications correlated with percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and microwave ablation (MWA) of lung tumours were retrospectively reviewed to compare them with data from the literature and to assess risk factors related with the procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2003 to January 2009, 29 patients (36 lung lesions) were ...
Terui Keita - - 2011
PURPOSE: Gastric perforation (GP) of the newborn is a rare, serious, and life-threatening problem, and its etiology remains unclear. Although historically GP has often been described as "spontaneous'', some cases are non-spontaneous. The aim of the present study was to review cases of GP and to discuss its etiology in ...
Shibao Shunsuke - - 2011
Pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) is a low-grade astrocytic tumor arising predominantly during the first two decades of life. Hemorrhagic onset of PAs is uncommon, and the etiology of hemorrhage remains unclear. Here we report a case of hemorrhagic onset of cerebellar PA in a 29-year-old man who presented with a week-long ...
Palmer Keith T KT MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK. - - 2012
Experts disagree about the optimal classification of upper limb disorders (ULDs). To explore whether differences in associations with occupational risk factors offer a basis for choosing between case definitions in aetiological research and surveillance, we analysed previously published research. Eligible reports (those with estimates of relative risk (RR) for >1 ...
Tong Denise - - 2011
Introduction:  Tumour necrosis factor-alpha [TNF-α] antagonists have advanced the treatment of inflammatory arthropathies, and even considered for use in refractory sarcoidosis with some success. Paradoxically, cases of new onset sarcoidosis-like diseases are increasingly reported in patients receiving TNF-α antagonists. Here, we report 3 cases of sarcoid-like granulomatosis that developed during ...
Sarnes Evelyn - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic literature review was to evaluate the incidences and risks for adverse events (AEs) associated with oral and parenteral corticosteroids. An assessment was performed to estimate the costs of such AEs. METHODS: A systematic review of literature published from 2007 to 2009 was conducted to ...
Cai Rongrong - - 2011
PURPOSE:: To report a suspected case of hereditary benign intraepithelial dyskeratosis (HBID) in China. METHODS:: Case report and review of the related literature. RESULTS:: A 43-year-old woman developed bilateral, elevated, white-to-grayish, gelatinous plaques on the perilimbal region and buccal mucosa. Her daughter had similar lesions on the buccal and pharyngeal ...
Hinkle David M - - 2011
Context: Retrospective case series, database study and literature review. Forty case reports are described. Objective: To report a possible association between fluoroquinolones and uveitis. Materials and Methods: Spontaneous reports from the National Registry of Drug-Induced Ocular Side effects, World Health Organization, and Food and Drug Administration were collected on uveitis ...
Zhang Ru-Zhi - - 2011
  Milia en plaque is a rare variant of miliathat occurs spontaneously on an erythematous base without identifiable causative factors. Approximately 40 cases have been recorded in the literature. Most occurred in the periauricular area, affected middle-aged patients, and showed a predilection for women. Here, we report a case of ...
Basma Sarah - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the error rates in breast imaging reports generated with automated speech recognition (ASR) technology as opposed to conventional dictation transcription. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Breast imaging reports reviewed from January 2009 to April 2010 during multidisciplinary tumor board meetings at two hospitals ...
Jones S Christopher - - 2011
Background: Exacerbations of myasthenia gravis have been reported in antibacterial-treated patients. In animal and in vitro models of experimentally-induced myasthenia gravis, fluoroquinolones exhibit neuromuscular blockade. Objective: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate postmarketing adverse event reports submitted to the US FDA and case reports published in the ...
Loth Eduardo Alexandre - - 2011
The study investigated the incidence of disease and death events among patients with paracoccidioidomycosis who were residents in the Itaipu Lake region from 2008 to 2009. A review of patient records was conducted at the Department of Tuberculosis of the Epidemiology Center of the City of Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná. ...
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