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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.
Kossaify Antoine - - 2011
We report on a 32-year-old male patient who presented to the emergency room for abdominal pain associated with nausea and vomiting. The patient experienced these symptoms for the last 3 months and was taken in charge on an outpatient basis. Assessment in the emergency room showed hemodynamic collapse, there were ...
Pletcher Sarah N - - 2011
Transfer of patients from rural emergency departments to tertiary centers can improve outcomes. The transfer process is complex and often ad hoc, inefficient, duplicative, and frustrating to both patients and providers. Suboptimal transfer undermines quality of care, raises costs, and delays services. Unfortunately, the same barriers that make transfer necessary ...
Frati Franco - - 2011
A number of medical conditions, some of them recently reported, are associated with an increased production of eosinophils. We report the first case of eosinophilic parotitis in the literature. The patient was an eight-year-old Caucasian boy who presented with a two-year history of recurring acute parotitis with no fever. He ...
Westermeyer Joseph - - 2011
Purpose was first to compare two methods of inquiry regarding torture: i.e., the traditional means of inquiry versus a checklist of torture experiences previously identified for these African refugees. Second, we hoped to identify factors that might influence refugees to not report torture on a single query when checklist data ...
González-Sáez Luis - - 2011
Primary melanoma of the adrenal gland is exceptionally rare as demonstrated by the few cases reported in the medical literature, and it has a high fatality rate. We present the case of a patient with two relapses and survival to date. We describe the case of a 58-year-old Caucasian woman ...
Wong Tze Yoong - - 2011
To evaluate the incidence, indications and complications associated with emergency peripartum hysterectomy (EPH) performed at Christchurch Women's Hospital, New Zealand. A retrospective case series analysis of EPH from 2000-2009. Cases were identified using the hospital's computerised database. Those medical records were reviewed. EPH was defined as one performed for major ...
Gianesini S - - 2011
An increasing incidence of rectal injuries following patient self-induced harmful acts, aimed to sexual or laxatives porpouses, is a fact reported in literature (El-Ashaal et al., 2008). We herein report a case of severe hemoperitoneum related to a middle and upper rectal third seromuscolar tear caused by a self-induced fecal ...
Menif Khaled - - 2011
We report three previously healthy infants aged, respectively, 23 days, 6 weeks, and 3 months with systemic lidocaine toxicity following administration of subcutaneous lidocaine for regional anesthesia during an elective circumcision. The patients developed a generalized seizure requiring endotracheal intubation but recovered fully with supportive care. We report the clinical ...
Costenaro Paola - - 2011
We describe a fatal case of imported malaria where the sole finding revealed at the postmortem evaluation was an acute lymphocytic myocarditis with myocardiolysis. This case recalls the potential importance of myocardial injury in the prognosis of malaria and prompts a reevaluation of current perspectives on the pathogenesis of severe ...
Manganoni Ausilia Maria - - 2011
Herein we report a case of a melanoma arising in a patient receiving adalimumab and methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis. A limited number of studies reported melanoma growth in patients undergoing treatment with biologics. This case report with a brief review of literature suggests that patients under treatment with biologics should ...
Cinardi Nicola - - 2011
Endometriosis within a perineal scar after a Miles' procedure has not been previously reported in literature. We report a case of a 35-year-old-female who was treated 10 years before at the same institution for a low rectal cancer that presents with two discrete subcutaneous bulges within her perineal wound. Since ...
Khandelwal Rohan - - 2011
Isolated duplication of vas deferens is a rare anomaly with only eleven cases reported in medical literature. Unawareness regarding this rare anomaly can lead to inadvertent injury to the vas during inguinal hernia surgery or failure of vasectomy procedure. A 27-year-old gentleman was diagnosed with isolated duplication of vas during ...
Salins Naveen Sulakshan - - 2011
The purpose of this clinical audit was to determine how accurately documentation of anticipatory Not for Resuscitation (NFR) orders takes place in a major metropolitan teaching hospital of Australia. Retrospective hospital-based study. Independent case reviewers using a questionnaire designed to study NFR documentation reviewed documentation of NFR in 88 case ...
Lin Yu-Hsiang - - 2011
Penile metastasis of cancers from other primary sites is a rare phenomenon that infrequently manifests as malignant priapism. We outline a case of an 84-year-old patient who presented with a 3-month history of painful priapism after radiation therapy for prostate adenocarcinoma. The patient underwent surgical penile exploration and cavernosal biopsy ...
El-Dawlatly Abdelazeem - - 2011
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare disease that affects young population usually in the age group of 20-40 years, characterized by the deposition of lipoproteinacious material in the alveoli secondary to abnormal processing of surfactant by macrophages. We report a case of a 15-year-old female who had history of ...
Theegarten Dirk - - 2011
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare genetically induced disorder of cilia inducing mainly respiratory diseases. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis of ciliary ultrastructure is classically used for diagnosis. We report our experience of TEM investigations in a large series of patients. TEM analysis performed of 742 biopsies from patients ...
Turner Lucy-Ann - - 2011
Adequate reporting of safety in publications of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) is a pre-requisite for accurate and comprehensive profile evaluation of conventional as well as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments. Clear and concise information on the definition, frequency, and severity of adverse events (AEs) is necessary for assessing the ...
Désiron Huguette A M - - 2011
The primary aim of this review study was to gather evidence on the effectiveness in terms of return to work (RTW) of occupational therapy interventions (OTIs) in rehabilitation patients with non-congenital disorders. A secondary aim was to be able to select the most efficient OTI. A systematic literature review of ...
Ozkan Zeynep - - 2011
Swallowed foreign bodies encounter a major problem especially in children, but fortunately they mostly do not cause any related complication and are easily passed with the stool. In this paper, an interesting journey of a needle is presented. A 20-year old female admitted to our emergency service after she had ...
Cauvin Cécile - - 2011
Primary leiomyosarcoma of the seminal vesicle is exceedingly rare. We report a case of a 59-year-old man with tumour detected by rectal symptoms and ultrasonography. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging suggested an origin in the right seminal vesicle. Transperineal biopsy of the tumour revealed leiomyosarcoma. A radical vesiculo-prostactectomy with ...
Falidas Evangelos - - 2011
Primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenoma of borderline malignancy represents a rare tumor, with unclear histogenesis, concerning almost exclusively women. Only two cases concerning male patients have been reported. We herein report a case of a 37 year old man undergone laparotomy for a sizable retroperitoneal tumor resulting after the histological examination ...
Barniol Judit - - 2011
In view of the long term discussion on the appropriateness of the dengue classification into dengue fever (DF), dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS), the World Health Organization (WHO) has outlined in its new global dengue guidelines a revised classification into levels of severity: dengue fever with ...
Huitink Johannes M JM Department of Anaesthesiology, VU University Medical Center, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The - - 2011
Awake fibreoptic intubation is accepted as the gold standard for intubation of patients with an anticipated difficult airway. Radiation fibrosis may cause difficulties during the intubation procedure. We present an unusual severe case of radiation induced changes to the larynx, with limited clinical symptoms, that caused failure of the fibreoptic ...
Hall Roanna J RJ Edinburgh Delirium Research Group, Geriatric Medicine, Division of Health Sciences, School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, UK. roanna.hall @ - - 2011
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis has great potential to advance understanding of delirium pathophysiology. A systematic literature review of CSF studies of DSM or ICD delirium was performed. In 8 studies of 235 patients, delirium was associated with: elevated serotonin metabolites, interleukin-8, cortisol, lactate and protein, and reduced somatostatin, β-endorphin and ...
Tendal Britta B Nordic Cochrane Centre, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark. - - 2011
To examine the extent of multiplicity of data in trial reports and to assess the impact of multiplicity on meta-analysis results. Empirical study on a cohort of Cochrane systematic reviews. All Cochrane systematic reviews published from issue 3 in 2006 to issue 2 in 2007 that presented a result as ...
Aydıngöz Ikbal Esen IE Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Acibadem University, Istanbul, Turkey. aydingozi @ - - 2011
Sarcoptes scabiei causes mange in many domestic and wild mammals, and it has been reported to be transmitted from animals to humans. Canine scabies is known to infest humans, as well. We report a 27-year-old woman who presented with severe pruritic papules on the trunk and arms. The patient reported ...
Firenzuoli Fabio - - 2011
European Medicines Agency (EMEA) and the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on July 2006 have released an alert to get European sanitary authorities aware of 42 cases of suspected hepatotoxic reactions in patients consuming Cimicifuga racemosa rhizome. In the public statement EMEA itself considered reliable as hepatotoxic reactions only ...
Yang Ching-Huei - - 2010
Abstract Although the presence of rheumatoid factors in clinical practice is always indicative of rheumatoid disorders, there is also a link between rheumatoid factors and infection. The presence of rheumatoid factors in the course of typhoid fever has only rarely been described in the literature. Reported herein are the cases ...
Maheu-Giroux Mathieu - - 2010
Self-reports are commonly used to ascertain malaria prevalence in epidemiological studies conducted in settings where laboratory diagnosis is impractical. Most studies, however, do not use self-report per se, but indirect report, where one respondent provides responses for all household members. Studies also vary in terms of the time frame used ...
Singhi Sunit C - - 2010
In this section, the authors present some common and some uncommon respiratory cases that have diagnostic and/or therapeutic challenges. First case is of an eight- yr- old child having Acute onset Wheeze and fever, second one is of a 1.5- yr- old Wheezing child not responding to inhaled bronchodilators and ...
Delsing C E - - 2010
Since 2007, the Netherlands is faced with the largest outbreak of Q fever ever reported. In the last four years, over 4000 cases have been reported. The course of the epidemic and possible factors associated with this sudden surge in cases of Q fever is described and the preventive measures ...
Pendleton Courtney - - 2010
Although researchers have discovered that Minnie G. had nearly 50 years of progression-free survival, the absence of her original surgical records have precluded anything more than speculation as to the etiology of her symptoms or the details of her admission. Following IRB approval, and through the courtesy of the Alan ...
Kainuma Kazuyuki - - 2011
Abstract Papilloma of the middle ear is extremely rare; to our knowledge there have been only 9 reports (13 cases) in the literature. Aggressive surgical excision is the only curative treatment and radiation therapy is necessary if there is evidence of focal squamous cell carcinoma. We describe a case of ...
Mangubat Erwin Zeta - - 2010
Spontaneous intratumoral hemorrhage associated with a meningioma is an extremely rare event and has a very high rate of morbidity and mortality. We report a patient with a history of subtotal resection of a petroclival meningioma followed by gamma knife radiosurgery who presented with sudden neurological deterioration following intratumoral hemorrhage ...
Zaccagna A - - 2011
AIMS, PATIENTS AND METHODS: The umbilical melanoma is rare, and the surgical treatment can create difficulties for both radical excision and plastic reconstruction. Our aims are to present a case of primary melanoma of the umbilicus and to discuss the best surgical treatment, as well as review the relevant literature. ...
Walls B - - 2010
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a frustrating disease to treat for both the patient and the practitioner. In severe cases, aggressive management will often have a more tolerable outcome. We present the case of a 46-year-old gentleman with a long-standing history of severe HS, who was treated successfully with wide surgical ...
Gargari M - - 2010
The aim of this study is a systematic review of the literature on the strength and long-term behavior of zirconia FPDs. The literature search was performed using as the primary source the Medline database. Were also imposed a set of inclusion and exclusion criteria in order to narrow the search ...
Nistor Alexandru - - 2010
Skin necrosis of the foot, oedema and lymphangitis from stonefish (Synanceia verrucosa) sting are complications well known for a long time and with potential long-term sequelae. Literature reports of stonefish envenomation give no specific reference on soft tissue management and surgical reconstruction. This is the first report describing a case ...
Washington Ezella N - - 2010
Neurofibromatosis type 1 is an autosomal dominant disorder affecting the ras proto-oncogene. It is characterized by the overgrowth of nervous tissue and skin discoloration. While it is associated with a variety of phenotypic presentations, it is the plexiform variant that is particular concerning, as it can become extremely disfiguring and ...
Kibbey K - - 2011
Premature surgical menopause is becoming increasingly common in the setting of both benign and malignant disease. These women are at an increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, cognitive dysfunction and metabolic bone disease. We present the case of a 28-year-old woman with premature surgical menopause due to bilateral oophorectomy, ...
Cummings M C - - 2011
M. C. Cummings, B. A. Waters and P. K. O'Rourke Breast fine needle aspiration cytology: a review of current practice in Australasia Aims:  To investigate breast fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology in Australasia, in terms of laboratory demographics, specimens received and quality control (QC). Methods:  A questionnaire was sent to ...
Garg Pankaj Kumar - - 2011
Abdominoscrotal hydrocele is an hourglass hydrocele with both an inguinoscrotal and abdominal component. It is a rare surgical entity with few cases reported in the literature. We report a case of abdominoscrotal hydrocele that gives an insight into its pathogenesis.
Hall T C - - 2010
Situs inversus totalis (SIT) is a rare defect of genetic predisposition. It may cause difficulties in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of abdominal pathology due to the mirror-image anatomy. We report the management of a case of symptomatic cholelithiasis with emphasis on its surgical technique combined with a review of ...
Mott Ryan T - - 2010
Angiocentric glioma (AG) is a rare central nervous system (CNS) neoplasm that was only recently recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO). AG occurs in a broad age range, shows no gender predilection, and arises superficially in the cerebrum, usually resulting in medically intractable seizures. Most cases are cured by ...
Weaver E - - 2010
Descending necrotising mediastinitis is a rare and serious infection with a high mortality rate, which complicates pharyngeal or odontogenic infection. Early recognition and treatment are essential in order to minimise morbidity. Evaluation with computed tomography is necessary to confirm the diagnosis and facilitate surgical planning. In addition to prompt empirical ...
Cataltepe Oguz - - 2010
Diffuse villous hyperplasia of the choroid plexus (DVHCP) is a very rare cause of hydrocephalus in children. Only 12 cases of DVHCP have been reported in the literature. In this report the authors describe a new case of a patient with DVHCP who was diagnosed prenatally with hydrocephalus. In a ...
Palla L - - 2010
Labial fusion is defined as either partial or complete adherence of the labia minora (1), and also called vulvar fusion, adhesions of the labia minor or conglutination of the labia minora and sinechia of the vulva. The complete and severe labial fusion is a rare pathology with a small number ...
Agabegi Steven S - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Isthmic spondylolisthesis is common in pediatric and adult patients. Most cases are asymptomatic. When symptomatic, nonsurgical treatment is an appropriate first step. Surgical treatment of this condition varies depending on patient age, degree of slip, presence of neurologic findings, and degree of deformity. PURPOSE: To review the literature on ...
Uluçay Tarik - - 2010
Data concerning the incidence of gossypiboma tend to fluctuate and is difficult to estimate because of a low reporting rate lest medico-legal implication. Gossypiboma is frequently located in the abdominal and pelvic cavities after gynecologic and upper abdominal surgical operations but can also follow thoracic, orthopedic, and urological and neurosurgical ...
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