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Pryor Landon - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive procedures for facial rejuvenation are becoming an increasingly popular component of a comprehensive skin care regimen. Concurrently, many new treatment methods are now available to both the plastic surgeon and the aesthetician. Because these techniques have become an integral part of many cosmetic practices, this study aimed to ...
Black Emily - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate the literature to determine whether vancomycin-induced neutropenia is dose- or duration- related and provide clinicians with feasible treatment alternatives. DATA SOURCES: A literature search of PubMed (1949-November 2010), MEDLINE (1950-November 2010), EMBASE (1980-November 2010), and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (1970-November 2010) was performed using the terms vancomycin, ...
Sivendran Shanthi - - 2011
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare disease caused by a clonal proliferation of specialized dendritic (Langerhans) cells. Although uncommon, it is potentially fatal and carries significant morbidity. Bone involvement is particularly destructive and to date, no standard of care exists for management of both the disease and the significant ...
Vigna-Taglianti R - - 2011
Pemphigus vulgaris is a rare autoimmune mucocutaneous bullous disease. Patients with a history of pemphigus vulgaris - who need radiotherapy - may show a long lasting bullous cutaneous manifestation, typical of pemphigus, within radiation fields. The literature describes fewer than 20 radio-induced cases. While systematic corticosteroid therapy has proven to be useful, topical ...
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News, Views and Reviews provides focused updates, topic reviews and editorials concerning the latest developments in dermatologic therapy.
di Palmo E - - 2011
The inlet patch (IP) is an area of heterotopic gastric mucosa in the cervical esophagus commonly seen during upper endoscopy. Although generally asymptomatic IP has been associated with esophageal and supraesophageal symptoms and, though rare, in adult with malignant transformation. We describe two cases of recurrent episodes of laryngospasm associated ...
Liu Jyh-You - - 2011
Fusarium species are the second leading cause of disseminated mold infections in immunocompromised patients. The high mortality caused by such infections is attributed to the high resistance of Fusarium species to current antifungal agents. We report the first case of disseminated fusariosis after the use of alemtuzumab, an anti-CD52 monoclonal ...
Papanikolaou John - - 2011
A 54-year-old male with a permanent pacemaker was admitted to the intensive care unit due to a stroke. This occurred six days following the initiation of warfarin therapy for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. The patient presented with profuse bleeding through the sites of venipuncture and laboratory evidence of disseminated intravascular coagulation. ...
Mulla Zuber D - - 2011
Anaphylaxis incidence rates and time trends in the United States have been reported using different data sources and selection methods. Larger studies using diagnostic coding have inherent limitations in sensitivity and specificity. In contrast, smaller studies using chart reviews, including reports from single institutions, have better case characterization but suffer ...
Seggas Ioannis - - 2011
Administration of steroids systematically is considered to be the most commonly accepted treatment for idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL). In recent years there has been increasing scientific interest in treating ISSNHL by means of local steroid delivery. Usually, intratympanic steroids are used in three main protocols, as initial treatment, ...
Studemeister Alex - - 2011
A review of published cases, in addition to a recently treated patient, is presented that describes the clinical features and outcomes of triazole therapy for vertebral aspergillosis in immunocompetent patients. Using the Medline database, cases of vertebral aspergillosis in immunocompetent patients treated with triazole were reviewed. Clinical and radiological findings, ...
Amini Debbie - - 2011
A systematic review of the literature related to effective occupational therapy interventions in rehabilitation of individuals with work-related forearm, wrist, and hand injuries and illnesses was conducted as part of the Evidence-Based Literature Review Project of the American Occupational Therapy Association. This review provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of ...
Thiel Michael T - - 2011
Background: Numerous varieties of interventions have decreased the mortality and morbidity of preterms. Due to the fact that more infants survive, developmental care has become a crucial topic. In this context, music therapy offers some interesting aspects for parents and children. Starting as an emotional approach, music therapy has developed ...
Singer Mervyn - - 2011
The purpose of this bench-to-bedside review is to summarize the literature relating to complement activation in sepsis and other critical illnesses and the role of C1-esterase inhibitor (C1 INH) as a potential therapy.
Weerasuriya Thisara - - 2011
Peudo-triggering of a finger due to a giant cell tumour of the dorsal aspect of a finger has not been reported in the literature. Hence the authors wish to report this unique case of interest.
Ennis William J WJ University of Illinois at Chicago, - - 2011
Wound healing is a complex pathway that requires cells, an appropriate biochemical environment (i.e., cytokines, chemokines), an extracellular matrix, perfusion, and the application of both macrostrain and microstrain. The process is both biochemically complex and energy dependent. Healing can be assisted in difficult cases through the use of physical modalities. ...
Ayub Asad - - 2010
We report a case of painful, nodular periostitis in a lung transplant recipient on long-term voriconazole therapy. Symptoms, signs, and laboratory abnormalities resolved quickly after drug withdrawal. The presentation more closely resembles periostitis deformans than hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, suggesting that the fluoride moiety of voriconazole may be pathogenic for this condition. ...
Olsen Elise A - - 2011
Sézary syndrome (SS) has a poor prognosis and few guidelines for optimizing therapy. The US Cutaneous Lymphoma Consortium, to improve clinical care of patients with SS and encourage controlled clinical trials of promising treatments, undertook a review of the published literature on therapeutic options for SS. An overview of the ...
Basir N - - 2010
Intramural duodenal haematoma (IDH) is uncommon and usually presents with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Trauma, anticoagulant therapy, blood coagulation disorders and endoscopic interventions have been reported to cause IDH. IDH secondary to antiplatelet therapy has not been previously reported in the literature. We report IDH secondary to aspirin therapy that was ...
Toste Alexandra - - 2010
Left ventricular noncompaction is a genetic disorder that is thought to be related to an arrest in endomyocardial development. It is characterized by the presence of a prominent trabecular meshwork and deep recesses. In order to better characterize this recently described disorder, whose prognosis remains unclear, we review eight cases ...
Gbadegesin Rasheed R Department of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA. - - 2011
Focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is an important cause of steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome in adults and children. It is responsible for 5-20% of all cases of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) in the United States. The pathogenesis of FSGS has not been fully elucidated; however, data from molecular studies of familial ...
Stadlmann Sylvia - - 2011
From 2006 to 2009, Switzerland experienced the highest measles incidence rate in Central and Western Europe. This increased occurrence of measles cases is mainly due to insufficient vaccination of the Swiss population over a period of many years. Acute appendicitis is a rare complication of measles infection. To date, 25 ...
Dobrohotoff John T - - 2011
ABSTRACTBackground: In many parts of the world the provision of psychogeriatric inpatient units (PGUs) remains limited. More units will be required over coming decades given rapid population aging.Methods: Medline (1950-2010), psycINFO (1806-2009), EMBASE (1980-2009) and CINAHL (1982-2009) were searched for papers about PGU design. Selected non-peer reviewed literature such as ...
Horn Thomas - - 2011
Metastatic spermatocytic seminoma is an extremely rare disease. No chemotherapeutic regimen is established and the use of adjuvant radiation therapy after orchiectomy as frequently performed for classical seminoma is unclear. We report the third case of proven spermatocytic seminoma metastatic in the literature and provide a review of the literature. ...
Jimenez Michael D - - 2010
We documented sarcoptic mange caused by mites (Sarcoptes scabiei) in 22 gray wolves (Canis lupus) in the northern Rocky Mountain states of Montana (n=16) and Wyoming (n=6), from 2002 through 2008. To our knowledge, this is the first report of sarcoptic mange in wolves in Montana or Wyoming in recent ...
Rijal L - - 2010
We share the literature and management of an adult with moderate hemophilia a presented with a calcaneal pseudotumor and non healing ulcer by radiation therapy, factor VIII and cryoprecipitate supplement. Numerous literatures so far have quoted the satisfactory role of radiotherapy in hemophilic pseudotumor. We found it to be of ...
Azadi Reza - - 2010
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) was first discovered in 1977 and since has caused serious complications including the life-threatening condition of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). While HUS is most common in children, adults and especially elderly patients experience a higher incidence of death and disability. Because the majority of HUS ...
Middaugh John P - - 2010
Challenges exist in comparing foodborne disease outbreaks (FBDOs) across states due to important differences in reporting practices and investigations. Variables such as FBDO size, population size, number of tourists, and suspected etiology are important to consider when interpreting FBDO data. Analysis of eFORS data can be valuable in improving state ...
Villegas-Trejo Alejandro - - 2010
Aedes albopictus, Culex corniger, Cx. restuans, and Toxorhynchites theobaldi are reported for the first time for the Mexican State of Morelos. The updated list of species reported is also presented.
Harris Ryan Jeffrey - - 2011
The role of a hypercoagulable state in the pathogenesis of calciphylaxis has yet to be determined. We sought to find evidence of an association between hypercoagulability and calciphylaxis. We reviewed the primary literature for review articles, studies, and case reports that discussed or demonstrated a possible relationship between calciphylaxis and ...
Ferreira Cláudio P - - 2010
The genua Roquettea Mello-Leitão, hitherto monotypic and known from Brazilian state of Pará, is rediagnosed, the type species, Roquettea singularis is redescribed, including a report on two male morphs, being the second record of male polymorphism in Cosmetidae, the first in South America. Three new species are described from northern ...
Muthukumar Natarajan - - 2010
Presyrinx state is a relatively recently recognized condition. Prompt identification of this condition and appropriate treatment leads to reversal of the radiological and clinical findings with a good prognosis. Failure to identify this condition in a timely fashion leads to fully established syringomyelia. To date, presyrinx state has not been ...
Lima Mauricio S - - 2010
This study reports for the first time Edessa scabriventris Stål on Eugenia uniflora (Brazilian-cherry) and on Psidium guajava (guava) (Myrtaceae), fruit trees with economic value. Its geographic distribution is extended with records for the states of Alagoas (Maceió Municipality 35°45'11.16''W; 9°40'18.52''S) and Pará (Belém Municipality 48°28'14.65''W; 1°26'14.83''S), north-northeastern Brazil.
Labruna Marcelo Bahia - - 2010
In the present study, we provide new tick records from Vilhena Municipality, in the Southeast of the State of Rondônia, Northern Brazil. Ticks collected from a capybara, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris (Linnaeus), were identified as Amblyomma romitii Tonelli-Rondelli (1 female), and Amblyomma sp. (1 larva). Ticks collected from a harpy eagle, Harpia ...
Linnebur Sunny A - - 2010
Move Free Advanced is a widely available dietary supplement in the United States, marketed to comfort sore joints and improve flexibility and mobility. This product contains glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, and Uniflex proprietary extract, which is a combination of Chinese skullcap and black catechu. We describe two patients who developed ...
Martins João Ricardo - - 2010
We report the finding of Amblyomma aureolatum (Acari: Ixodidae) parasitizing margay (Leopardus wiedii) in the locality of Gravataí (29° 47' 12.9" S and 50° 53' 44.1" W; 241 m alt.), State of Rio Grande do Sul, Southern Brazil. This is the first report of this species of Ixodidae on margay ...
Gupta G - - 2010
Radiation therapy has become an important component of various cancer treatments. The development of second malignancy as a result of radiation therapy is a well-known sinister complication. However, radiation-induced sarcomas (RIS) are rare complications of radiation therapy. The timescale between completion of the radiotherapy and the development of a second ...
Salgado-Maldonado G - - 2010
Juveniles of Lueheia inscripta (Westrumb, 1821 Travassos, 1919 (Acanthocephala: Plagiorhynchidae), an acanthocephalan with six lemnisci, are reported and described from mesenteries of frogs Leptodactylus fragilis Brochi, 1877 and a toad Bufo marinus (Linnaeus, 1758) from Morelos state, Mexico. These are new host records extending the known geographical distribution of this ...
Beiko Darren - - 2010
Testicular torsion in patients with polyorchidism is rare, with less than 20 cases being reported. Bilobed testis has only been reported once in the literature to date. We report an interesting case of polyorchidism with torsion of an ipsilateral bilobed testis. The abnormal looking bilobed infarcted testis was removed, but ...
Smetanick Matthew T - - 2010
Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans (ACA) is a rare tertiary manifestation of Lyme borreliosis, manifesting as inflammatory and atrophic lesions on acral skin. Although ACA rarely has been reported in the United States, it may be seen in approximately 10% of European cases of Lyme borreliosis, most commonly associated with the genospecies ...
Ihekweazu Chikwe - - 2010
Since the introduction of antibiotics, pneumococcal disease is predominantly sporadic, with occasional outbreaks. Our objective was to review the epidemiology of reported outbreaks of serious pneumococcal disease in closed settings to inform the development of guidelines to manage such outbreaks. We systematically reviewed the literature for reported outbreaks of serious ...
Andersen Rebecca J - - 2011
The Loxosceles reclusa, commonly known as the brown recluse spider, is responsible for virtually all cases of spider bites leading to a significant necrosis. We report the case of a 72-year-old man who presented to the Emergency Department complaining of back pain, weakness, and diarrhea. The patient stated that he ...
Ruiz Marco - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To review and discuss the available literature for rabies control in Latin America. METHODS: A literature search was conducted in PubMed through October 2008. Articles in English, Spanish and Portuguese were reviewed. RESULTS: Recent reports indicate that the region is close to achieve the goal of eliminating human rabies ...
Bonebrake Amanda L - - 2010
In 2006, nearly 6,000 mumps cases were reported in the United States, 795 of which occurred in Illinois. In Chicago, 1 healthcare institution experienced ongoing transmission for 4 weeks. This study examines the outbreak epidemiology and quantifies the financial affect on this organization. This retrospective cohort study was conducted through ...
Johnson Amy L - - 2010
The objective of the current retrospective study was to describe naturally occurring type A botulism in horses in the United States. In the past 10 years, the Botulism Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine has identified 3 isolated cases and 8 outbreaks of type A botulism ...
Lloyd Christopher - - 2010
Abstract: Five cases of late-stage abortion in dama gazelle (Gazella dama) occurred in the United Arab Emirates. Histopathologic and molecular diagnostics found the abortions to be associated with Coxiella burnetii infection. Examination of the herd 6 mo later revealed a significant number of serologically positive animals but failed to detect ...
Joshi Yogesh - - 2010
Based on a literature survey and assessment of the important features of lichen genus Buellia (spore shape and size, anatomy of the exciple as well as analysis of the lichen substances), the present paper describes four new records of B. maritima, B. polyspora, B. spuria and B. stellulata from South ...
Langley Ricky L - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Severe injuries and fatalities can occur from an alligator attack. Encounters with alligators appear to be increasing in the United States. This review provides information from alligator attacks reported in the United States as well as infections that may occur after an alligator bite. METHODS: Telephone interviews were conducted ...
Bryant Elizabeth - - 2010
Nocardiosis remains a fairly uncommon disease in the United States. Cutaneous nocardiosis is one of many infections that can spread in a sporotrichoid pattern and therefore can be difficult to diagnose without a high index of suspicion. It is mainly caused by Nocardia asteroides and Nocardia brasiliensis, with N brasiliensis ...
Oliveira Heloiza H - - 2010
In an region of Atlantic Rainforest corresponding to the geopolitical area of the Pedra Branca State Park, Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil, 160 small mammals were captured, of which 64 rodents and 96 marsupials from October 2005 to October 2007. There were collected in these hosts six flea species from ...
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