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Donati Marcello - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The risk of spontaneous bleeding or rupture of liver hemangiomas still remains unknown. The aim of this review was to analyze the problem of spontaneous bleeding or rupture in liver hemangiomas and to identify factors leading to bleeding in these cases. METHODS: A MEDLINE search was undertaken to identify ...
Capuano Annalisa - - 2011
Quetiapine is a second-generation antipsychotic drug approved for the treatment of bipolar disorders and schizophrenia. Acute quetiapine overdose is rare, and quetiapine has long been thought to be safer than other antipsychotics. Nevertheless, as reported in the literature, the severity of the effect of quetiapine overdose has not been associated ...
Mignogna Michele D - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: To review the current literature on mucormycosis in immunocompentent/otherwise healthy individuals, to which five new cases with maxillary sinus involvement have been added. METHODS: We searched in the PudMed database all articles in the English language related to human infections caused by fungi of the order Mucorales, in immunocompetent/otherwise ...
Garza Rebecca M - - 2011
Ectropion is frequently encountered in plastic surgery. A variety of etiologies exist, but tarsal ectropion, defined as complete eversion of the tarsal plate and its overlying conjunctiva, is rarely considered. First described in 1960 by Fox,(1) this variant was initially attributed to pre-septal orbicularis oculi spasm or tarsoligamentous relaxation. However, ...
Rudolph S S - - 2011
In the prehospital setting opioid overdose is often treated with naloxone. In our physician-based medical emergency care unit (MECU) we have adopted a discharge-on-scene policy, where patients are released on scene if no residual signs of opioid intoxication are found after treatment. The aim of this study was to describe ...
Kos M P - - 2011
Background:Strictures of the hypopharynx and oesophagus are frequently observed following (chemo)radiation. Anterograde dilatation of a complete stenosis carries a high risk of perforation. An alternative is described: a combined anterograde-retrograde approach.Case report:A 75-year-old man developed complete stenosis of the oesophageal inlet after primary radiotherapy for laryngeal carcinoma and full percutaneous ...
Tsourapas Angelos - - 2011
Programme budgeting and marginal analysis (PBMA) is a priority-setting toolkit which aims to assist decision-makers in identifying the most efficient use of resources. The last systematic literature review on PBMA was published in 2001 and evaluated success in applying PBMA using the criteria of 'reallocation of resources' or the 'setting ...
Tedeschi Michele - - 2011
A case of a submucosal tumor bulging into the rectum in an old female patient is reported. It proved to be a very rare case of rectal schwannoma, whose differential diagnosis is difficult to obtain preoperatively and optimal treatment and prognosis still uncertain. The mass was removed by means of ...
Eastridge Brian J - - 2011
: Understanding the epidemiology of death after battlefield injury is vital to combat casualty care performance improvement. The current analysis was undertaken to develop a comprehensive perspective of deaths that occurred after casualties reached a medical treatment facility. : Battle injury died of wounds (DOW) deaths that occurred after casualties ...
Thomas Roger E - - 2011
To assess the reporting rates of serious adverse events attributable to yellow fever vaccination with 17D and 17DD strains as reported in pharmacovigilance databases, and assess reasons for differences in reporting rates. We searched 9 electronic databases for peer reviewed and grey literature (government reports, conferences), in all languages. Reference ...
Boukaidi Samir Alexandre - - 2011
Isolated tubal torsion associated with hydrosalpinx is a rare pathology. Our goal was to analyze the clinical and imaging features and discuss the different treatment options available. We retrospectively reviewed all the cases of adnexal torsion treated in our department of pediatric surgery over a 10-year period. We searched 2 ...
Vaideeswar Pradeep - - 2011
Context: Thymectomy is an effective therapy for patients with myasthenia gravis, and the lesions usually identified are lymphoid hyperplasia and thymomas. Nodular epithelial proliferations, termed as microscopic thymoma, are rare. Aims: Our aim was to assess the incidence and clinicopathological features of microscopic thymomas. Setting and Design: Retrospective analyses. Materials ...
Villafañe María F - - 2011
Cutaneous B-cell lymphoma (CBCL) is an unusual skin neoplasm with a great range of clinical presentations. Here, we report a case of CBCL in an AIDS patient presented as a single and nodular/ulcerative lesion in the perianal area. The patient was started on highly active antiretroviral therapy alone with a ...
Yadav Vedpal - - 2011
Traumatic retrolisthesis of the first lumbar vertebra is a rare injury and only one case has been documented in the literature. We report a case of traumatic retrolisthesis of the first lumbar vertebra in a 7-year old child. He was injured after being dragged by a cow and presented with ...
De Backer O O Department of Cardiology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium. - - 2011
In this report, we describe a case of Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC)--also called 'apical ballooning' syndrome--in which transient left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction and mitral regurgitation led to haemodynamic instability. Patients with hypotension should undergo urgent echocardiography to determine if LVOT obstruction is present. This complication has been described in ...
Zekri J M JM Department of Oncology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. - - 2011
Paclitaxel, Carboplatin, and Bevacizumab (PCB) is one of the standard chemotherapy regimens for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. Temporary asymptomatic bradycardia is recognized toxicity of paclitaxel. However, it is under-disclosed to patients during consent for treatment and is under-reported in clinical phase III trials. Here, we report a ...
Tremblay Marie-Hélène - - 2011
PURPOSE: This case report describes the novel use of sequential bilateral upper extremity intravenous regional anesthesia with 2-chloroprocaine for bilateral endoscopic carpal tunnel decompression. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 49-yr-old female, American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I, presented for outpatient bilateral carpal tunnel release. Sequential bilateral intravenous regional anesthesia was performed ...
Stern Lorraine - - 2011
STRUCTURED ABSTRACT: Study Design: Case ReportObjective: Review the literature that relates to nail gun injuries to the spine using a case report illustration.Summary of Background Data: Approximately 37,000 patients present to US emergency departments annually with injuries inflicted from nail guns, 60% of which occur in the workplace.Methods: A case ...
Warner Stephen J - - 2011
PURPOSE: Although anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has been studied extensively in the literature, sport-specific outcomes have not been well-documented. The purpose of this systematic review was to assess sport-specific outcomes after ACL reconstruction in the literature. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the literature to identify studies reporting ...
Pirklbauer Katharina - - 2011
To perform a systematic review of the published data concerning maxillomandibular advancement for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. A systematic literature search was performed in the PubMed database. Original articles in the English language were reviewed to obtain information about patient data, success rates, and outcome measures. The ...
Gleberzon Brian J - - 2011
The purpose of this article was to perform a narrative review of the chiropractic literature regarding older patients between 2001 and 2010. A three step search strategy of the literature involved electronic searching, hand searching and reference tracking. One hundred and eighty eight articles germane to chiropractic geriatric practice and ...
Ram Prabahar Murugesan - - 2011
A 48-year-old man was brought to the emergency room after ingesting an unknown amount of carbamazepine. He was unconscious and not responding to the noxious stimuli. He was intubated and was placed on mechanical ventilation because of respiratory insufficiency. Primary detoxification was performed with a gastric lavage and charcoal instillation. ...
Delfino Luciana Nogueira - - 2011
Encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis (ECCL) is a rare neurocutaneous syndrome characterized by involvement of tissues of ectodermal and mesodermal origin such as skin, eye, adipose tissue, and brain. Since 1970, when Haberland and Perou had described the first patient, 54 cases of ECCL have been reported in literature. We report on three ...
Wong San S - - 2011
Summary Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rare but potentially devastating condition. We noticed an increase in the number of cases of SEA, with the majority in hemodialysis (HD) patients. This prompted a retrospective chart review of all cases of SEA admitted from 2000 to 2005 and a literature search ...
Zwart Dorien L M - - 2011
Background There is an inherent tension between allowing trainees in general practice (GP) to feel comfortable to report and learn from errors in a blame-free environment while still assuring high-quality and safe patient care. Unfortunately, little is known about the types and potential severity of incidents that may confront GP ...
Dimaano Efren M - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Rabies viral infection causes a fatal encephalomyelitis. In humans, classic features include hydrophobia, aerophobia, hypersalivation, agitation, and neurological symptoms. In the Philippines, canine rabies contributes to a significant burden of human disease. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 1839 patients admitted to San Lazaro Hospital, Manila, Philippines ...
Johnson Michael W MW Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME), Urban County Government Center, Louisville, KY, - - 2011
We tested the independent utility of β-amyloid precursor protein (β-APP) immunohistochemical staining as evidence of brain trauma in the deaths of young children. Blinded reviewers retrospectively reviewed immunostained brain tissues from homicidal deaths, age-matched control cases without evidence of trauma, as well as cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). ...
Fortnum H H School of Clinical Sciences, National Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK. - - 2012
Patient reporting to the Yellow Card Scheme (YCS) for reporting adverse drug reactions (ADR) has been available in the UK since 2005. By the end of 2009, 18% of the ADRs reported were submitted by patients. Thus, some patients are aware of the scheme, but we do not know how ...
Ozgocmen Salih - - 2011
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autoinflammatory disease characterized by recurrent fever, peritonitis/pleuritis, or arthritis attacks. Patients may have FMF-associated mutations of pyrin. The role of biologics such as anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents (infliximab, etanercept, adalimumab, golimumab) and anakinra, canakinumab, or rilonacept in the treatment of FMF needs to ...
Smith Richard V - - 2011
The contemporary workup of a patient with a solitary parotid mass is discussed. This discussion is directed, with a limited review of the current literature, and is meant to provide a succinct topic review and to facilitate additional study of the topic.
Pampal Arzu - - 2011
A 3-year-old boy with a right-sided and painful inguinal swelling for the last 2 h was admitted to the emergency department. As there were no apparent peritoneal irritation findings, right-sided incarcerated inguinal hernia was reduced and the patient was scheduled for an elective herniorrhaphy. Perioperatively even though the sac seemed ...
Spagnul S J T - - 2011
A systematic review of the literature about the causal relationship between priapism and adrenergic α-blockers used for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and arterial hypertension was accomplished. While opportunely describing a case of tamsulosin-induced priapism, we reviewed the literature using MEDLINE, COCHRANE and LILACS libraries, selecting all ...
Han Tae Young - - 2011
Many variants of dermatofibromas have been described, and being aware of the variants of dermatofibromas is important to avoid misdiagnosis. We wanted to evaluate the clinical and pathologic characteristics of 122 cases of dermatofibromas. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records and 122 biopsy specimens of 92 patients who were diagnosed ...
Roth Christopher C - - 2011
Current management strategies for prenatal torsion include observation alone, delayed contralateral orchiopexy and emergent contralateral orchiopexy. Bilateral torsion is now being reported with more frequency and approximately a third of these patients have asynchronous torsion. We highlight the role of scrotal exploration in neonates diagnosed with bilateral asynchronous testicular torsion. ...
Efebera Yvonne - - 2011
Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma (NXG) was first described in 1980 by Kossard and Winkelmann in an article in which they discussed 8 patients with xanthomatous plaques who were noted to have monoclonal gammopathy, predominantly of the Ig(immunoglobulin)G-κ type.(1) Since then more than 50 patients with this disorder have been described, with approximately ...
Toringhibel Marius - - 2011
We report the case of a 28 years old, non-smoker male with a massive pulmonary embolism and left pleural effusion associated and probably induced by olanzapine 10 mg once daily in the previous 4 months, completely recovered after 18 days of stopping the antipsychotic and trombolytic treatment. Thrombotic events have ...
Simpson C Blake - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the videostroboscopic finding of vibratory asymmetry in mobile vocal folds is a reliable predictor of vocal fold paresis. In addition, the ability of experienced reviewers to predict the distribution (left/right/bilateral) of the paresis was investigated. This is a retrospective chart review ...
Tosun Bilgehan - - 2011
Two cases of acute isolated avulsion fracture of the lesser tuberosity of the humerus and their short-term outcome are presented with a review of previously reported cases. Open reduction and internal fixation was performed. Outcomes were excellent, and the patients regained their normal pain-free shoulder function 3 months after the ...
Lo Monaco Andrea - - 2011
To estimate, using both the American College of Rheumatology-ACR 1980 classification criteria and revised LeRoy and Medsger 2001 criteria, the incidence and prevalence of systemic sclerosis (SSc) in an area in north-eastern Italy with a referral base population of about 346,000 inhabitants. Retrospective examination of all patients 16 years and ...
Vollmann Henning - - 2011
Here, we demonstrate a first case of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) associated with an isolated reversible splenial corpus callosum lesion (IRSL) and highlight the wide range of different clinical entities in which such alterations have been observed. A 42-year-old man showed fever, cephalgia and mild disturbance of coordination and gait. Diagnosis ...
Adalja Amesh A - - 2011
To describe the association of Aspergillus with influenza. Three case reports of ICU patients with influenza complicated by the isolation of Aspergillus species are described and a review of the literature on the topic was performed. Severe influenza cases can be complicated by Aspergillus infection.
Green Jennifer S - - 2011
Murine typhus is typically a mild febrile illness caused by Rickettsia typhi, generally confined to Texas and Southern California. Clinicians should consider early treatment with doxycycline when presented with a child having protracted fever, rash, and headache.We present 5 pediatric cases and a literature review highlighting the changing epidemiology and ...
Acquacalda E - - 2011
Chronic Q fever can be difficult to diagnose because of a variety of non-specific clinical presentations. Chronic Q fever osteoarticular infections have rarely been reported in the literature. We describe here an unusual multifocal osteomyelitis due to Coxiella burnetii in an adult.
Pires A - - 2011
We report a clinical case of severe malaria, where the rate of initial parasitaemia by Plasmodium falciparum was 43 %. Multiple organ dysfunction, including ARDS, forced admission in a close surveillance unit, with survival of the same. A brief review of the subject is made, focusing on severity and general ...
Thabit Hood - - 2011
Severe proximal myopathy can occasionally be the first presenting complaint of patients with osteomalacia. This may lead to investigations and misdiagnosis of a neuromuscular disease, rather than a metabolic bone disease. We present here two cases of severe proximal myopathy in patients who were both of South Asian origin and ...
Jain Ayushi - - 2011
Squamous cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis is a rare neoplasm, often unsuspected clinically due to its rarity and ambiguous clinical and radiological features, and hence patients present at advanced stages resulting in poor prognosis. We report here four cases of incidentally diagnosed primary renal squamous cell carcinoma, treated at ...
Nelius T - - 2011
In the United States, renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for approximately 3% of adult malignancies and 90-95% of all neoplasms arising from the kidney. According to the National Cancer Institute, 58 240 new cases and 13 040 deaths from renal cancer will occur in 2010. RCC usually occurs in older adults between ...
Faust Andrew C - - 2011
Purpose. Fentanyl is available as a transdermal system for the treatment of chronic pain in opioid-tolerant patients; however, it carries a black box warning due to both the potency of the product and the potential for abuse. In this report, we describe a case of transbuccal and gastrointestinal ingestion of ...
Mirzazadeh Majid - - 2011
We report the fifth case in the English literature of a horseshoe kidney with a complete ureteral duplication. Our case is unique in that the previous four cases occurred in the presence of a ureterocele, whereas our patient lacked this anomaly. Further, our patient was managed conservatively, whereas the previous ...
Rausch John - - 2011
We report a case of necrotizing fasciitis with an accompanying toxic shock syndrome caused by Group G Streptococcus in a pediatric patient with a lymphatic malformation. Pediatricians need to be aware of the possibility of such infections, especially in those with vascular/lymphatic malformations, as early treatment is critical for survival.
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