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Tucer Bulent B Erciyes University, School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Kayseri, - - 2014
Syringomyelia is a not infrequent pathology that develops related to changes in cerebrospinal fluid dynamics due to many etiological factors. The development of syringomyelia through a spinal arachnoid cyst is quite rare and has been defined in only 31 cases in the literature. A case due to thoracic epidural lipomatosis ...
Gishen Kriya K From the Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, - - 2014
Congenital hand anomalies have a wide range of presentations and functional consequences. Understanding and treatment of these deformities require an understanding of embryology of upper-extremity development. In this report, common anomalies of the hand and upper extremity have been reviewed according to the International Federation for Societies for Surgery of ...
Allemann Iseli Martina M Swiss Center for Telemedicine Medgate, Basel, - - 2014
Patient satisfaction is crucial for the acceptance, use, and adherence to recommendations from teleconsultations regarding health care requests and triage services. Our objectives are to systematically review the literature for multidimensional instruments that measure patient satisfaction after teleconsultation and triage and to compare these for content, reliability, validity, and factor ...
Tu Jenny J Sir Charles Gairdner - - 2014
Subcutaneous edema as a presenting feature of dermatomyositis has infrequently been described and is thought to signify a more aggressive disease course. We report a case involving a 38-year-old man who presented with significant subcutaneous edema involving his neck and upper body; he later developed clinical features and biopsy results ...
Gunturu Srikanth S Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Drs Sudha and Nageswara Rao Siddhartha Institute of Dental Sciences, Chinnaoutpalli, Gannavaram, Andhra Pradesh 521286, - - 2014
Macrostomia is a congenital deformity resulting from failure of fusion of maxillary and mandibular process. It is a rare congenital deformity with an incidence of 1 in 60,000 to 1 in 300,000 live births. Transverse facial clefts are more common on right side of face in unilateral cases. Males are ...
Forsyth Susan R - - 2014
Strong opinions for or against the use of systematic reviews to inform policymaking have been published in the medical literature. The purpose of this paper was to examine whether funding sources and author financial conflicts of interest were associated with whether an opinion article was supportive or critical of the ...
Surani Salim S 0000-0001-7105-4266 Texas A&M University, Texas Corpus Christi, 1177 West Wheeler Avenue, Suite 1, Aransas Pass, TX 78336, - - 2014
Blunt chest trauma (BCT) is a common clinical presentation seen in emergency departments. Few cases of cardiac conduction abnormalities due to BCT have been reported in the medical literature. This dysrhythmias may present as permanent conduction defects requiring permanent pacemaker or may have temporary conduction abnormalities requiring temporary pacemaker or ...
Aljohani Naif I NI King Faisal specialist hospital and research centre, Saudi Arabia ; Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, - - 2014
Acquired factor V inhibitor is a rare hemostatic disorder that presents with hemorrhagic manifestations in the vast majority of patients. Factor V inhibitor may develop through a variety of mechanisms involving development of alloantibodies or autoantibodies specific to Factor V. Autoantibodies, in particular, have been reported in a number of ...
Pinto Junior Vitor Laerte VL Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brasília, DF, Brazil. - - 2014
Hantavirus infection is transmitted to humans by wild rodents and the most common clinical form in Brazil is the Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). The first serological evidence of the disease was identified in 1990, in Recife, Pernambuco State, and later in 1993 in Juquitiba, State of São Paulo. Since then ...
Rampelotto Pabulo Henrique PH Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research, Federal University of Pampa, Antônio Trilha Avenue, P.O. Box 1847, 97300-000, São Gabriel-RS, Brazil. - - 2014
As an advocate of the transparency on the peer review process, during the last months, I've been working with MDPI to implant a new system of open peer review, under which the peer-review reports and authors' responses are published as an integral part of the final version of each article. ...
Belka Claus C Munich, Germany. - - 2014
The editors of Radiation Oncology would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 8 (2013).
Burrus David D Pediatric dentist in private practice, Bend, Ore., USA. - - 2014
The purpose of this report was to review an emerging alternative treatment to pulpectomies and extractions for nonvital primary teeth called lesion sterilization and tissue repair (LSTR) and provide the results of three clinical case applications. LSTR is a noninstrumentation endodontic treatment that involves a triantibiotic mixture in a propylene ...
Stabouli S S 1st Department of Pediatrics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippokration Hospital of Thessaloniki, 49 Kostantinoupoleos Street, 54642 Thessaloniki, - - 2014
Nephroblastomatosis (NB) has been considered as a precursor of Wilms tumor (WT). The natural history of NB seems to present significant variation as some lesions may regress spontaneously, while others may grow and expand or relapse and develop into WT later in childhood. Although, most investigators suggest adjutant chemotherapy, the ...
Al-Sebeih Khalid H KH Department of Surgery-Otolaryngology Division, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, PO Box 17228, Khalidiya 72453, Kuwait. - - 2014
Concha bullosa is an aerated turbinate in the nose. It is a common anatomic variant that can develop a mucocele if obstructed, which can further progress to become a mucopyocele if infected. A mucopyocele can expand and cause destruction of neighboring tissues. A review of the literature revealed only 10 ...
Salama Nader - - 2014
Hydrocele development is the most common complication after varicocele repair. The beginning of this kind of hydrocele is variable. The shortest reported onset is one week. In the present report we describe an unusual immediate onset of hydrocele formation following varicocele repair. This represents the first report of a harsh ...
Yang Yi Y Department of General Surgery, Huashan Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University, Shanghai 200040, P.R. - - 2014
Mesenteric lymphatic hygroma is a benign tumor of lymphatic origin that is rarely observed in adult patients. Congenital and developed non-specific symptoms, including abdominal distension, pain and ileus, develop at an early age in patients. This type of disease is usually reported by pediatric doctors, as referred to in the ...
Carceller Lechón Fernando F Paediatrics, Niño Jesús Children's Hospital, Madrid, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2013
Acute inflammation of a single cerebellar hemisphere (hemicerebellitis) is a rare disorder of unknown origin. The clinical presentation is mainly characterized by headache, ataxia, dysmetria, and vomiting. In addition, some children may develop severe intracranial hypertension. The neuroimaging of hemicerebellitis raises a challenging differential diagnosis, particularly with posterior fossa tumours. ...
Ismail I H - - 2013
Pneumococcal glomerulonephritis is rarely described in the literature. We report a 4-year-old boy who developed acute glomerulonephritis following pneumococcal bacteraemia and submandibular lymphadenitis, and review the published literature. Two weeks after developing acute glomerulonephritis, the patient developed bronchopneumonia with left pleural effusion. However, by the fourth week of admission, his ...
Choi Yongsug Y Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2013
Extraskeletal chondroma is a rare benign tumor that develops in the soft tissues, and it manifests as a solitary subcutaneous nodule or a slowly growing tumor. It occurs preferentially in the hand and foot area of adults, and the development in the auricle is very rare. We report a rare ...
Keithlin Jessica J 1 Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses, University of Guelph , Guelph, Ontario, Canada - - 2013
Abstract Objective: This was a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the proportion of Escherichia coli O157 cases that develop chronic sequelae. Data Sources: We conducted a systematic review of articles published prior to July 2011 in Pubmed, Agricola, CabDirect, or Food Safety and Technology Abstracts. Study Selection: Studies were ...
Fehling Maya - - 2013
With the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) showing uneven progress, this review identifies possible limitations arising from the MDG framework itself rather than extrinsic issues. A multidisciplinary literature review was conducted with a focus on limitations in the formulation of the MDGs, their structure, content and implementation. Of 1837 MDG-related articles, ...
Hsieh Jane - - 2013
Traumatic injury as a trigger for the subsequent development of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) has been implicated by several case reports and case series. However, it is still unclear whether trauma is the inciting event or just an incidental finding. It is thought that the interplay of genetic, immunologic, and environmental ...
Sandri-Goldin Rozanne M - - 2013
Beginning in 2014, the Journal of Virology will add a new section called Gems, which will feature brief invited reviews on current topics, emerging stories and key developments in virology.…
Mucke Hermann Am - - 2013
Snapshot of key developments in the patent literature accompanied by explanatory synopses.
Wongtriratanachai Prasit P Department of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, - - 2013
Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) has become one of the standard procedures for articular cartilage defect treatment. This technique provides a promising result. However the procedural process requires an approach of several steps from multidisciplinary teams. Although the success of this procedure has been reported from Srinakharinvirot University since 2007, the ...
White Eric A - - 2013
"Madura foot" or pedal mycetoma is a rare destructive infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues of the foot, progressing to involve muscle and bone. The infection can be caused by both bacteria and fungi. Infection typically follows traumatic implantation of bacteria or fungal spores, which are present in soil ...
Alkasab Tarik K - - 2013
The Joint Commission and other regulatory bodies have mandated that health care organizations implement processes for ongoing physician performance review. Software solutions, such as RADPEER™, have been created to meet this need efficiently. However, the authors believe that available systems are not optimally designed to produce changes in practice and ...
Sunderland Geraint - - 2013
Gamma knife surgery (GKS) is a well-established modality for controlling the progression of vestibular schwannomas. Adverse effects of this treatment are extremely rare but include cyst formation and malignant transformation. We report a case of anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) pseudoaneurysm development rupture presenting as a poor WFNS grade subarachnoid ...
Chandler Jackie - - 2013
This year, The Cochrane Collaboration reached its 20th anniversary. It has played a pivotal role in the scientific development of systematic reviewing and in the development of review methods to synthesize research evidence, primarily from randomized trials, to answer questions about the effects of healthcare interventions. We introduce a series ...
Shemilt Ian - - 2013
Methods for systematic reviews of the effects of health interventions have focused mainly on addressing the question of 'What works?' or 'Is this intervention effective in achieving one or more specific outcomes?' Addressing the question 'Is it worth it given the resources available?' has received less attention. This latter question ...
Van Eenennaam Alison L - - 2013
This article reviews the literature on breed, biological type, and breeding system and their impact on female fertility, especially as they relate to heifer development. The attributes of different breeding systems and their appropriate use is discussed. In addition, the extant and emerging selection tools that are available for replacement ...
Mucke Hermann Am - - 2013
Snapshot of key developments in the patent literature accompanied by explanatory synopses.
Sturniolo Gia - - 2013
The authors reviewed their own case histories of surgical thyreopathy over the last 20 years in order to establish how many multinodular goitre (MNG) patients developed hyperthyroidism during the follow-up period. In agreement with the findings reported in literature, the authors observed that 220 out of 1117 patients with MNG ...
de Vries Jan - - 2013
Markers are important tools to assess the nutrition status and effects of nutrition interventions. There is currently insufficient consensus in nutrition sciences on how to evaluate markers, despite the need for properly evaluating them. To identify the criteria for the evaluation of markers related to nutrition, health and disease and ...
Squires Janet E - - 2013
The first and most important decision in preparing any systematic review is to clearly frame the question the review team seeks to answer. However, this is not always straightforward, particularly if synthesis teams are interested in the effects of complex interventions. In this article, we discuss how to formulate good ...
Wallis A - - 2013
To review the development of a workplace-based assessment tool to assess the quality of written radiology reports and assess its reliability, feasibility, and validity. A comprehensive literature review and rigorous Delphi study enabled the development of the Bristol Radiology Report Assessment Tool (BRRAT), which consists of 19 questions and a ...
McLellan J - - 2013
Sesamoiditis is believed to be associated with injury to the suspensory branch attachment and is a common radiographic finding in Yearling Thoroughbreds. No study has investigated relationships between Yearling sesamoiditis and the subsequent development of suspensory ligament branch injury (SLBI) in early racehorse training. To establish the prevalence of SLBI ...
Mishra Kirtisudha - - 2013
Neonaticide is known to occur across the globe in both developed and developing countries, but has rarely been reported from India. Two similar cases of female neonaticide are presented which were committed by their mothers while in the maternity ward. The social issues and maternal provocation highlighted in this report ...
Ben Youssef Yosra - - 2013
The association of essential thrombocythemia and multiple myeloma is extremely rare, with only three patients previously treated with hydroxyurea reported in the literature until now. In this paper, we report the case of a 66 year old male who developed IgG-kappa M six years after the diagnosis of essential thrombocythemia, ...
Mukara B K - - 2013
Rhinoscleroma is a rare chronic granulomatous infectious disease and important differential diagnosis in developing countries and emigrants from these regions. In this survey we present seven cases from University Hospital Kigali, Rwanda, and one more from Germany. All cases are discussed on the background of the current literature.
Molica Stefano - - 2013
Abstract We read with interest the paper by Rosenquist et al (1) dealing with a review of extensive published literature in the field of prognostic markers in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). In this paper authors also wondered whether some of more mature biomarkers are ready for being incorporated into prognostic ...
Carugo Oliviero - - 2013
On the occasion of their fiftieth birthday, it is opportune to review the first half century of Ramachandran plots. In the present review, some of the most relevant aspects of this fifty-year history are summarized, from the original ideas of Gopalasamudram Narayana Ramachandran to subsequent revisions and to applications in ...
Danz Margie Sherwood - - 2013
Achieving quality improvement (QI) aims often requires local innovation. Without objective evidence review, innovators may miss previously tested approaches, rely on biased information, or use personal preferences in designing and implementing local QI programmes. To develop a practical, responsive approach to evidence review for QI innovations aimed at both achieving ...
Sakai Tatsuo - - 2013
The microcirculation is a major topic in current physiology textbooks and is frequently explained with schematics including the precapillary sphincters and metarterioles. We re-evaluated the validity and applicability of the concepts precapillary sphincters and metarterioles by reviewing the historical context in which they were developed in physiology textbooks. The studies ...
Kumar Narender N Department of Hematology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh, - - 2013
Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are two different and common hematological neoplasms. Their coexistence is rare, especially CLL developing in a patient of CML. Till date, only a few cases are reported and all had chronic myeloid leukemia - chronic phase earlier. We report the first ...
Tarpomanov Yordan D - - 2013
Apical periodontitis in permanent children's teeth with incomplete root development is a challenge for endodontists to treat. It is important that highly efficient therapeutic methods and biologically valuable therapies be developed to prevent the loss of these teeth. The AIM of the study was to review modern literature on revascularization ...
Foster Margaret J - - 2013
Standards for evaluating evidence-based medicine (EBM) point-of-care (POC) summaries of research are lacking. The authors developed a "Critical Appraisal for Summaries of Evidence" (CASE) worksheet to help assess the evidence in these tools. The authors then evaluated the reliability of the worksheet. The CASE worksheet was developed with 10 questions ...
Hendizadeh Leenoy - - 2013
We describe the rare case of a nine year-old girl with a several month history of mouth breathing and nasal obstruction due to a rudimentary tragus in the nasopharynx. We focus on the accessory tragus and its origins by describing the embryologic development of the external ear. Based on our ...
Bader-Meunier Brigitte - - 2013
RASopathies (Noonan syndrome (NS) and Noonan-related syndromes) are neurodevelopmental syndromes resulting from germline mutations in genes that participate in the rat sarcoma/mitogen-activated protein kinases (RAS/MAPK) pathway (PTPN11, SOS1, RAF, KRAS or NRAS, and SHOC2). Some monogenic conditions are associated with the development of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and a few ...
Mašán Peter - - 2013
Proctolaelaps euserratus Karg, 1994 (Acari, Mesostigmata, Melicharidae), exclusivelly known from the Galápagos Islands till now, is newly reported from decaying matter of animal and human decomposition in various countries of Europe (Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom). In consequence of high levels of necrophilia, the species is considered to be ecologically unusual ...
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