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Sæterdal Ingvil I Ingvil Sæterdal, PhD; researcher at the Nordic Cochrane Centre's Norwegian branch, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for Health Services, - - 2012
As part of its efforts to disseminate the results of Cochrane reviews to a wider audience, the Cochrane Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Field develops Summary of Findings (SoF) tables and then uses those tables as a basis for its plain-language summaries. Each SoF table presents the most important outcomes ...
Chow Vinca W - - 2012
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a life-threatening immune-mediated adverse effect of chemoprophylaxis for venous thromboembolic events. We present the case of a 44-year-old man who developed bilateral adrenal hemorrhage (BAH) as a sequela of HIT after bilateral total knee arthroplasty. In our review of clinical management of HIT-induced BAH, we discuss ...
Underland Vigdis V Vigdis Underland, MS, Nordic Cochrane Centre's Norwegian branch, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for Health Services, Oslo, - - 2012
As part of its efforts to disseminate the results of Cochrane reviews to a wider audience, the Cochrane Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Field develops Summary of Findings (SoF) tables and then uses these tables as a basis for its Plain Language Summaries. In each SoF table, the most important ...
Kapavarapu Prasanna K - - 2012
Hereditary Elliptocytosis is a heterogeneous group of disorder with regard to clinical presentation, protein defects and mode of inheritance. Parvoviral induced transient aplastic crisis in the form of sudden onset anemia is said to be a rare manifestation of this hereditary hemolytic anemia. The authors describe a case of parvoviral ...
Andrade-Navarro Miguel A - - 2012
Reviewer and editor selection for peer review is getting harder for authors and publishers due to the specialization onto narrower areas of research carried by the progressive growth of the body of knowledge. Examination of the literature facilitates finding appropriate reviewers but is time consuming and complicated by author ...
Cai Mingyan - - 2012
There has been booming interest in natural orifice transluminal surgery since it was first described. Several techniques first developed for the safe transluminal access now derive into independent endoscopic surgical procedures. In this paper, we describe a case treated by a novel procedure by submucosal tunnelling technique and provide a ...
Patolia Setu - - 2012
Bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) are widely accepted diagnostic procedures in various pulmonary etiologies. Complications of bronchoscopy are relatively infrequent and most often minor, namely, bleeding and infection. Pneumothorax is a rare complication of bronchoscopy with transbronchial biopsy. Bilateral pneumothorax developing after BAL without biopsy has been rarely described in ...
Mubarak Muhammed - - 2012
IgM nephropathy (IgMN) is an idiopathic immune complex-mediated glomerulopathy that was first described as a distinct disease in a nephropathology literature in 1978. Here, a historical review and the current status of IgMN in the light of world literature and the current experience will be presented. The Pubmed (www.pubmed.gov) search ...
Walter W David WD National Wildlife Research Center, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, United States Department of Agriculture, 4101 LaPorte Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521, USA ; US Geological Survey, Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Pennsylvania State University, 403 Forest Resources Building, University Park, PA 16802, - - 2012
The Animal Industry Division of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has been challenged with assisting farmers with modifying farm practices to reduce potential for exposure to Mycobacterium bovis from wildlife to cattle. The MDARD recommendations for on-farm risk mitigation practices were developed from experiences in the ...
Shin Hyun-Tae - - 2011
Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is manifested by rapid development of many sterile, nonfollicular pustules on a background of edematous erythema. More than 90 percent of AGEP are induced by medication, mostly antibiotics. Drug patch test can be helpful in the diagnosis of AGEP. This paper reports the first case ...
Firth Gregory Bodley - - 2011
Despite advances in limb reconstruction, there are still a number of young patients who require trans-tibial amputation. Amputation osteoplasty is a technique first described by Ertl to enhance rehabilitation after trans-tibial amputation. The purpose of the study reported here was to evaluate the results of the original Ertl procedure in ...
Zappala Tania M - - 2012
Medication-induced dermatomyositis (DM) is rare, but a recent review highlighted hydroxyurea (HU) as the most common inciting agent. To aid diagnosis, HU-induced DM-like eruption (HU DM-LE) forms a distinct dermopathy where the typical cutaneous features of DM are without systemic involvement and co-exist with other HU-induced cutaneous findings such as ...
Ghosal N - - 2011
Angiolipomas of CNS are very rare; more than 90% involve the spinal canal. There are only a few case reports documenting the tumor in the sellar/suprasellar region. We report 2 cases of angiolipoma involving sellar/suprasellar and right parasellar region in two female patients. On histopathology the lesion was composed of ...
Cundy Tim - - 2011
Hypomagnesaemia has recently been recognized as a rare, but severe, complication of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use. We reviewed all the cases published to date in peer-reviewed journals to summarize what is known of the epidemiology, risk factors, cause and treatment. Hypomagnesaemia has been described with all substituted pyridylmethylsulphonyl benzimidazadole ...
Patel Alpen B - - 2011
Fourth branchial pouch anomalies are rare congenital disorders of the neck and are a consequence of abnormal development of the branchial apparatus during embryogenesis. Failure to appropriately recognize these anomalies may result in misdiagnosis, insufficient treatment, and continued recurrence. Here, we present an unique presentation of two cases, describe their ...
Palta Manisha M Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North - - 2011
In the last 2 decades, guidelines have been developed to improve quality of patient care. A recent editorial of guideline development procedures suggested the process has significant limitations that affect their scientific validity.(1) This prompted us to review oncology treatment guidelines to determine if such limitations are widespread. We performed ...
Brochard Sylvain - - 2010
The field of new technologies for upper-limb rehabilitation is exploding. The review presents new trends and studies of effectiveness from recent literature regarding robots, virtual reality and telerehabilitation for neurorehabilitation of the upper limb. There appears to be a greater focus on technological developments than on clinical trials or studies ...
Karol David E - - 2011
We report a case of delirium accompanied by extrapyramidal symptoms and autonomic dysfunction in a 59-year-old man following abrupt cessation of baclofen and tizanidine. An extensive search for the etiology was undertaken, but it was only after a careful history was taken that suspicion for baclofen and tizanidine withdrawal was ...
Chen Yu-Ren - - 2010
Pathological laughing (PL) is an uncommon distressing symptom that occurs in patients with various neurological disorders. Dysregulation of serotonergic system has been proposed as one of the possible mechanisms resulting in this condition, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors have been used for treatment of PL with variable effects. However, the ...
Tierney Emily P - - 2010
The carbon dioxide laser (CO2) has been proven to be an effective device for the treatment of photoaging. However, it is associated with adverse side effects including prolonged erythema, edema, burning, milia, acne, crusting and hypo-/hyperpigmentation. Delayed onset hypopigmentation after CO, laser resurfacing can markedly detract from clinical outcomes. To ...
Wink Freke - - 2011
Cryoglobulinaemia associated with systemic vasculitis mediated by immune complexes is a rare combination. These immune complexes are composed of immunoglobulins and precipitate when exposed to cold temperature. Cryoglobulinaemic vasculitis, treated or untreated, may lead to substantial morbidity and even mortality. Novel targeted therapies may well provide new therapeutic options following ...
McKenzie Scott C - - 2010
Cimicifuga racemosa, better known as black cohosh, has been widely used in Western cultures as a herbal treatment for relieving symptoms of menopause. It has previously been linked to cases of liver toxicity. We report a case of reversible complete heart block in a woman who had recently begun taking ...
Fantini Manuela - - 2011
Capecitabine is now-a-days rapidly replacing 5-Fluorouracil in daily clinical practice. Neurologic toxicity during a treatment with fluoropyrimidines, as 5-fluorouracil, represents a well-known side-effect, largely described in literature. Central nervous system (CNS) toxicity, mainly encephalopathy with or without seizures, occurs occasionally even when conventional doses are used. CNS toxicity incidence increases ...
Tierney Emily P - - 2010
Traditional ablative laser resurfacing is associated with adverse side effects, including prolonged erythema, edema, burning, milia, acne, crusting, and hypo- and hyperpigmentation. Fractional photothermolysis (FP) has been introduced to overcome the disadvantages of traditional ablative and nonablative resurfacing. With FP, the microscopic, pixilated pattern of wounding in the dermis results ...
Qin Changhong - - 2010
A phytochemical investigation of the leaves of Rhododendron anthopogon revealed the presence of five known monoterpenes: ranhuadujuanine A (1), cannabiorcicyclolic acid (2), ranhuadujuanine B (3), ranhuadujuanine C (4) and ranhuadujuanine D (5). All compounds are firstly reported as natural products. The assignments of some 13C-signals of ranhuadujuanine A reported in ...
Carranza Noemí - - 2010
The objective of this study was to determine already reported cases of transmission/reception failure and interferences to evaluate the safety and security of the new mobile home telemedicine systems. The literature published in the last 10 years (1998-2009) has been reviewed, by searching in several databases. Searches on transmission effectiveness ...
Crowner Beth E - - 2010
The use of intramuscular injections of Botulinum neurotoxin A (BoNT-A) is common in the treatment of hypertonicity and movement disorders. Although most side effects are mild, systemic effects, manifested by generalized weakness distant from the site of injection, have been reported. Previously reported occurrences are discussed, and 3 new cases ...
Hsiao Susan J SJ New York University School of Medicine, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, - - 2010
Cerebrovascular disease appears to have implications on rheumatic diseases, including gout. Accumulating evidence suggests that hemiparesis exerts a protective effect against gout via the down-regulation of mechanical and neural modulators of inflammation in neurologically impaired extremities. We present 2 divergent cases of unilateral gout following cerebrovascular events. One patient with ...
Dimitri Nicola - - 2010
Priority review vouchers (PRVs) were introduced in 2007 by the US Congress as an incentive mechanism to spur pharmaceutical firms' R&D efforts for neglected diseases (NDs). A voucher, which a firm can obtain upon approval of a new treatment for NDs, entitles the holder to prioritize the FDA review for ...
Coolbrandt Annemarie - - 2011
The aim of this study was to examine how patients recall symptoms at a delayed self-report. Accurate insight into toxicity symptoms during chemotherapy is essential so that nurses and doctors can assess therapeutic tolerance and adjust supportive care accordingly. A non-experimental, longitudinal design was employed. Using the Therapy-Related Symptoms Checklist ...
Poetker David M - - 2010
Corticosteroids are widely used in otolaryngology to treat many disorders; however, the nature and extent of possible complications may not be completely understood. A comprehensive review of the physiology of systemic corticosteroids and literature discussing the known side effects associated with their use is presented. The pathophysiology and the clinical ...
Tsankov Nikolai - - 2011
Abstract The immunosuppressive properties of rifampicin have been discussed in the literature for more than 30 years. It is hypothesized that rifampicin acts as a mild immunosuppressive agent in psoriasis rather than an antibacterial one. We report our studies on the therapeutic efficacy of rifampicin in guttate psoriasis. We try ...
Sopko Michael A - - 2010
Clozapine is an important second-generation antipsychotic that is reserved for patients with refractory schizophrenia. Unfortunately, clozapine is also associated with a number of adverse effects, with agranulocytosis being one of the chief concerns. Interestingly, patients who receive clozapine treatment may occasionally experience elevations in their total white blood cell count ...
Athyros Vasilios G - - 2010
IMPORTANCE OF THE FIELD: Atorvastatin is the most widely used statin administered in a variety of settings, including primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular events, in the elderly, in patients with chronic kidney disease and in diabetic patients. Therefore, the safety and tolerability of atorvastatin is of paramount importance. AREAS ...
Lisotto Carlo - - 2010
Hypnic headache (HH) is a primary headache disorder, which occurs exclusively during sleep and usually begins after 50 years of age. There are no controlled trials for the treatment of HH. We reviewed all the available papers, including 119 cases published in literature up to date, reporting the efficacy of ...
Robinson Geoffrey M - - 2010
AIM: To review cases of codeine dependency from over-the-counter (OTC) combination analgesics admitted to a hospital detoxification unit. METHOD: Case records of all admissions following an index case were reviewed over a 2-year period. RESULTS: There were 7 cases reporting chronic excess of Nurofen Plus, of which 6 had prior ...
Carroll Matthew B - - 2010
As a class, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha inhibitors have provided clinicians significant control over chronic inflammatory diseases. With their widespread use has come the emergence of new side effects such as the reactivation of latent infections. One such infection that may reactivate is the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is ...
De Hert M - - 2011
Antipsychotics are the cornerstone in the management of psychotic disorders and schizophrenia. They are effective agents but also have a wide range of side effects. In the recent literature constipation as possible side effect has received little attention. A review of the literature concerning constipation associated with antipsychotics was performed. ...
Blackford Martha G - - 2010
Datura stramonium (DS) (jimsonweed) is well known for its abuse potential for hallucinogenic effects and Datura inoxia (DI) (moonflower) has been abused for similar effects. To our knowledge, only one case report describes rhabdomyolysis in association with DS or DI ingestion. Patient hospital charts were retrospectively screened from January 1, ...
Esper Christine D - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine lingual protrusion dystonia (LPD); its frequency, etiology and response to botulinum toxin therapy. Previous literature suggests that LPD is more frequently the result of heredodegenerative disease and that the use of botulinum toxin therapy in LPD is associated with significant adverse effects. ...
Livadas Sarantis - - 2010
Hyperthyroidism is a common endocrine disorder affecting 2% of females and 0.5% of males worldwide and antithyroid drugs constitute the first line of treatment in the majority of cases. These agents may cause severe adverse effects and among them liver failure, although rare, is a potential lethal one. This case ...
Khedmat Hossein - - 2010
Ramadan fasting is one of the most appreciated Islamic rituals in Islamic culture. Although non-healthy as well as weak people are allowed not to fast in this month, some transplant recipient patients are willing to fast but are concerned about adverse effects on their health. Due to answering this question, ...
Hsieh Cheng-Yang - - 2010
Refractory status epilepticus (RSE) is an emergent and difficult neurologic problem that is not uncommon in clinical practice. In this report, we describe a 23-year-old man whose RSE was refractory to standard antiepileptic drugs and barbiturates; it was successfully terminated only with intravenous ketamine. In this report, we evaluated and ...
Botchu Rajesh - - 2010
USG is a cost-effective and dynamic way to interrogate superficial lumps and bumps. We present a pictorial review of the USG findings in various "lumps and bumps" of the foot and ankle.
Kiriakidis Stavros P - - 2010
The present article is a review of the literature of cyberbullying. Main findings are summarized regarding issues of definition of cyberbullying, differences, and similarities with traditional bullying; its extent; the forms of cyberbullying; the characteristics of cyberbullies and cybervictims; the effects of cyberbullying on the psychosocial development of youth; age ...
Gorustovich Alejandro A - - 2010
The incorporation of bioactive glass into bone tissue-engineered scaffolds can be widely beneficial based on emerging evidence in the literature about the angiogenic potential of this material, particularly 45S5 Bioglass((R)). This article reviews the literature discussing in vitro studies which have demonstrated that increases in angiogenic indicators have been achieved ...
Magdaleno Fernando - - 2010
Stabilization splints are frequently used for the treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and bruxism, despite the fact that little is known about their mechanism of action or the precise conditions under which they can be recommended. Moreover, information about their possible adverse effects, which in the majority of cases include ...
Vandenbossche Joris - - 2010
Loperamide is a peripherally acting mu opioid receptor agonist and an avid substrate for P-glycoprotein. This may give rise to drug-drug interactions and increased risk for central adverse effects. The objective of this study was to re-evaluate the predictability of non-clinical data using loperamide as a probe P-glycoprotein substrate. We ...
Praharaj Samir Kumar - - 2010
Serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) are occasionally associated with sensory symptoms, which are one of the less recognized adverse effects. A PUBMED search supplemented with manual search was made to review the relevant literature. Anesthesia, paresthesia, and mastalgia have been reported to occur with this group of medications. The possible pathophysiology ...
Rodríguez Normidaris - - 2010
Retrograde intubation is currently part of the Difficult Airway Algorithm of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and as such, every anesthesiologist should be competent in this procedure. Nevertheless, when performing it, one must be aware that it is not exempt of complications. We review the case of a patient who, ...
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