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Helito Camilo Partezani CP Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, - - 2013
To analyze the experience with allograft transplantation of the extensor mechanism in total knee arthroplasty and compare results with the international experience. We retrospectively evaluated three cases of extensor mechanism allograft after total knee arthroplasty performed in our hospital with the aid of one of the few tissue banks in ...
Cooney Damon S - - 2012
ABSTRACT: Successful microvascular replantation of amputated facial tissues has been sporadically reported in the literature, although most of these reports have concerned the reattachment of relatively small and segmental portions of the nose or nasal tip. We report the successful replantation of a traumatically amputated composite piece of tissue comprising ...
Al-Abed Yahya A - - 2012
Abstract Background: Perirectal abscess is encountered commonly in surgical practice, and simple incision and drainage usually is sufficient. However, life-threatening sepsis may occur. In such instances, the high morbidity and mortality rates from the severe systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) associated with rapidly evolving necrotizing and gas-forming soft tissue infections ...
Ardolino Antonella M - - 2012
A series of three paediatric cases of digital calcinosis circumscripta is presented. Digital calcinosis circumscripta is an unusual form of calcinosis circumscripta occurring specifically in the digits. The condition is rare among the paediatric population. The cases serve to clarify the clinical and radiographic features of the condition and to ...
Gröbe Alexander - - 2012
Keratocystic odontogenic tumors (KCOTs) arise from remnants of epithelial structures associated with the development of teeth and occur predominantly intraosseously. In rare occasions they can appear extraosseously in the gingiva as peripheral counterparts; only 15 cases have been reported to date. Evenmore rare are cases of KCOTs of the buccal ...
Kataria Kamal - - 2012
Myofibroblastomas are soft-tissue neoplasms that are thought to arise from myofibroblasts. They are mostly observed in males 41-85 years of age; however, this lesion also occurs in women. The usual clinical presentation is a unilateral painless lump that is not adherent to overlying or underlying structures. Microscopically, myofibroblastomas can be ...
Baker Kevin S - - 2012
Extra-adrenal myelolipoma is a relatively rare entity, with fewer than 50 cases reported in literature. We present a case of a 79 year-old female who presented for evaluation of hip fracture following trauma, where a lobulated presacral mass with mixed fat/soft tissue attenuation was incidentally seen on initial bone algorithm ...
You Jae Young - - 2012
Plasmacytomas are plasma cell neoplasms that rarely involve ocular adnexal tissues as a primary lesion or secondary manifestation of plasma cell myeloma. Only one case of plasmacytoma involving the lacrimal drainage system, to our knowledge, is described in the literature. The clinical presentation of ocular adnexal primary plasmacytoma typically relates ...
Mozo Sandra - - 2012
Effective irrigant delivery and agitation are prerequisites for successful endodontic treatment. Ultrasonic irrigation can be performed with or without simultaneous ultrasonic instrumentation. Existing literature reveals that ultrasonic irrigation may have a very positive effect on chemical, biological and physical debridement of the root canal system as investigated in many in ...
Agashe Mandar V - - 2012
Convergent type radioulnar translocation is an extremely rare form of injury occurring in a growing child. We report a case of convergent radioulnar translocation along with a radial head fracture in a young child. Open reduction of the elbow and internal fixation of the radial head fragment helped in achieving ...
Sun Wenbin W Department of Radiology, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin Province, PR of - - 2012
Liposarcoma is one of the most common soft-tissue sarcomas and classified as five groups. Dedifferentiated liposarcoma includes multiple elements such as solid tissue, adipose tissue and calcified tissue, which is different from common liposarcoma in tissue constitue. Dedifferentiation to osteosarcoma is rarely described in the literature. We reported the radiological ...
Schneir Aaron B - - 2012
Clinical presentations following the use of various "spice" or synthetic cannabinoids have included agitation, anxiety, emesis, hallucinations, psychosis, tachycardia, and unresponsiveness. Convulsions were described in a one report although there was not laboratory confirmation for synthetic cannabinoids. In another published report laboratory confirmation for a synthetic cannabinoid was done in ...
Murray Brittany L - - 2012
3,4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) is a designer stimulant drug that has gained popularity in the USA. Although adverse effects of MDPV have been described, to our knowledge, this is the first reported death. We report the case of a 40-year-old male who injected and snorted "bath salts" containing MDPV and subsequently became ...
Scatena Cristian - - 2012
Rhabdomyosarcomas (RMSs) are soft tissue sarcomas with skeletal muscle differentiation. Cutaneous RMSs are exceedingly rare, and in most cases, they represent metastatic disease or the dermal involvement by a tumor arising in the underlying soft tissues. We herein report the case of a 41-year-old man who developed a cutaneous swelling ...
Nolan Katherine A - - 2012
Topical "anti-aging" products, with their seemingly limitless list of ingredients, make extensive claims to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and sun damage, among others. Sales in the United States alone for cosmeceutical products are expected to increase by 7.4% per year to $8.2 billion by 2012. However, in this enormous industry, ...
Girisch Wolfgang - - 2012
Evidence-based medicine in pediatric neurology is considered an important contributor to the best quality of care. We performed a literature review of all Cochrane reviews from 1996-2010 in pediatric neurology. Some reviews concluded that a certain intervention provided benefits, some concluded that certain interventions should not be performed, and some ...
Heaton Brenda - - 2012
The validity of epidemiological and clinical observations is paramount, not only for scientific advancement but also in evidence-based practice. Concern regarding validity with respect to the design and conduct of analytic epidemiological studies is often under-appreciated, partly as a consequence of our focus on randomized experimental designs as the highest ...
Kojan Suleiman - - 2012
Brucellosis, a multisystem infectious disorder, continues to be a serious public health problem in some parts of the world. Neurobrucellosis constitutes about 4% of all brucellosis cases. Brucellosis-associated myositis is extremely rare, and there is only 1 reported case in the English literature. We report a 16-year-old boy with subacute, ...
Ramos-E-Silva Marcia - - 2012
Background  Mesotherapy or intradermotherapy is used as a cosmetic procedure for many purposes, among them for cellulite. Methods  We report a case of oleoma on the thighs and buttocks that appeared two years after the injection of an unknown substance for improvement of cellulite. Results  Lesions and associated pruritus resolved with ...
Hong Yi - - 2012
Radiologists are critically interested in promoting best practices in medical imaging, and to that end, they are actively developing tools that will optimize terminology and reporting practices in radiology. The RadLex® vocabulary, developed by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), is intended to create a unifying source for the ...
Algin O - - 2012
SUMMARY:CE-MRC has been in use for the past 15 years and was reported to be a useful method in the evaluation of CSF disorders and hydrocephalus. The use of CE-MRC in conjunction with other MR imaging techniques has been shown to be effective in selected cases for the evaluation of ...
Stanzione Brigida - - 2012
Proliferative fasciitis is a benign lesion that usually has a self-limited course and rarely recurs after excision. In the literature, the multifocal occurrence of PF in different anatomic sites has not been reported so far. In this report, we describe the clinical case of a 30-year-old woman with two metachronous ...
Fong Zhi Ven - - 2012
INTRODUCTION: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem chronic granulomatous disease found predominantly in the lungs and lymph nodes. Its pathologic hallmark is the presence of systemic non-caseating granulomas; however, a variation of this disease known as "sarcoid-like reaction" has been described in patients with underlying cancer. REPORT: Sarcoid-like reactions in patients with ...
Preciado Diego A - - 2012
Cholesteatoma is a unique pathologic condition of the temporal bone characterized by migration of keratinized squamous epithelium positioned into the middle ear and mastoid cavity. The exact pathogenic molecular mechanisms behind the formation and propagation of cholesteatoma remain unclear. This review will aim to define the classification of cholesteatomas, review ...
Bhimrao Sanjiv Kumar - - 2012
Objective. Middle ear myoclonus is a rare condition with distinct characteristics at presentation. Diagnosis is based primarily on history, clinical examination, and long-time-based tympanometry. No consensus exists regarding treatment at present. This review was designed to identify relevant studies on current investigation and management.Data Source. A systematic electronic literature search ...
van Liempt S W J D - - 2012
In this report, we describe a case of a solely inhibin B producing fibrothecoma presenting with secondary amenorrhoea and hot flushes. Typical laboratory findings were an elevated LH, elevated inhibin B, low FSH and low estrogen. The World Health Organization classification of amenorrhoea was not applicable since the combination of ...
Saxon Penny - - 2012
Segmental testicular infarction is a relatively rare acute or subacute condition which is infrequently thought of in the differential diagnosis for testicular pain. However, missing or misdiagnosing this entity on clinical evaluation and/or imaging has significant implications for patients as they may undergo unnecessary surgery for suspected testicular torsion or ...
Hirschberg R M - - 2012
A case report of a male 6-day-old male layer chick featuring incomplete polymelia of the hind limbs and hindgut malformations is presented. The chick was submitted to computed tomography (CT) examination and subsequent anatomical dissection. Apart from the two supernumerary hind limbs, the anatomical dissection revealed additional hindgut alterations: three ...
Anstead Gregory M - - 2012
We report a case of a 27-year-old male who presented with respiratory distress that required mechanical ventilation. Transbronchial biopsy revealed adiaspores of the fungus Emmonsia crescens within granulomata, a condition known as adiaspiromycosis. The patient received amphotericin products and corticosteroids, followed by itraconazole, and made a full recovery. Emmonsia crescens ...
Woelwer-Rieck Ursula - - 2012
The plant Stevia rebaudiana is well known due to the sweet-tasting ent-kaurene diterpenoid glycosides. Stevioside and rebaudioside A are the most abundant and best analyzed, but more than 30 additional steviol glycosides have been described in the scientific literature to date. Most of them were detected in the last two ...
Sarmento Dmitry José de Santana - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Florid cemento-osseous dysplasia (FCOD) has been described as a condition that characteristically affects the jaws of middle-aged black women. Radiographically, FCOD appears as dense, lobulated masses, often symmetrically located in various regions of the jaws. FCOD is usually asymptomatic. In severe cases, focal expansion may occur due to infection. ...
Luk Ho Ming - - 2012
We report a series of four patients with macrocephaly-capillary malformation (M-CM) who are the first ever reported M-CM patients among Chinese individuals. The salient clinical features and recent diagnostic criteria are discussed. M-CM is a multisystem disease characterized by macrocephaly and cutaneous vascular malformation. Neurodevelopmental abnormalities such as developmental delay, ...
Cecinati Valerio - - 2012
We discuss an unusual clinical presentation of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma; a 16-year-old girl was referred for Coombs-positive severe anemia, thrombocytopenia, and asymptomatic anterior mediastinal mass. Bone marrow examination showed no evidence of neoplastic disease. Biopsy of the mass was possible only after administration of both intravenous immunoglobulins and steroids resulting ...
Acién P - - 2012
BACKGROUNDTo raise awareness about the accessory and cavitated uterine masses (ACUM) with functional endometrium as a different entity from adult adenomyosis and to highlight the importance of a correct diagnosis, we studied four new cases of ACUM and 15 cases reported as juvenile cystic adenomyoma (JCA) by reviewing the literature ...
Richter Jute - - 2012
Amniotic bands can cause limb amputation as well as intrauterine fetal demise. Fetoscopic release of amniotic bands has been shown to rescue limb function. Herein, we describe an interesting case of an amniotic band wrapped around the right forearm as well as the umbilical cord, which was released by fetoscopy. ...
Viola Patrizia - - 2012
Dystrophic calcified nodule of the testicle represents an exceptional lesion with an unknown etiology and controversial diagnostic approach. There are very few reports in the literature that have examined this feature. Here, we report the fourth case of dystrophic testis nodule, identified in a 46-year-old man who presented the urologist ...
Doron Israel - - 2012
How are old people treated in courts? How do judges construct old age? To what extent judicial decisions regarding older persons reflect ageist attitudes? Historically, these questions have received relatively little attention in gerontological literature. This Israeli case-study tries to add a new dimension to the growing literature in the ...
Park Yara A - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), a thrombotic microangiopathy, is a clinical diagnosis, characterized by microangiopathic hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia without another likely explanation. Some initiators of the disease are well represented in the literature, such as certain drugs, malignancies, and viral illness; however, there are less objective factors still being ...
Zwyns Nicolas - - 2012
Slimak et al. (Reports, 13 May 2011, p. 841) reanalyzed the lithic assemblage from the northern site of Byzovaya (Russia) and concluded that it was Mousterian and produced by Neandertals. The previous interpretation of this assemblage as falling within Early Upper Paleolithic variability remains the most parsimonious explanation; pending additional ...
Pfeiffer Margaret L - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: The etiologies, clinical presentations and diagnosis of acute pathogen-specific dysentery in children and adults in industrialized and developing regions is described to help develop recommendations for therapy. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of literature published between January 2000 and June 2011 to determine the frequency of occurrence of ...
Goodrich Sarah - - 2012
Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the endometrium (PSCCE) is a rare entity, with fewer than 100 cases reported in the literature. We report two cases of PSCCE and review the literature regarding associated markers and treatment outcomes. Many different markers have been tested for association with PSCCE, with mixed results. ...
Jarius S - - 2012
The recent discovery of disease specific and pathogenic autoantibodies in neuromyelitis optica (NMO, Devic's disease) has revived the interest in this intriguing yet often devastating condition. While the history of classic multiple sclerosis has been studied extensively, only very little is known so far about the early history of NMO. ...
Mehkri S - - 2012
Multifocal odontogenic lesions are uncommon and have only been observed in conditions associated with known genetic mutations. To the best of our knowledge, only two cases of multifocal adenomatoid odontogenic tumours (AOT) have previously been reported in the literature. In this study, we report the first case of a bilateral, ...
Ho Jeffrey D - - 2012
Abstract When responders are dealing with an agitated patient in the field, safety for all involved may sometimes only be accomplished with physical or chemical restraints. While experiences using chemical restraint in the prehospital setting are found in the medical literature, the use of this by law enforcement as a ...
Piperi Evangelia - - 2012
Atypical Lipomatous Tumor/Well Differentiated Liposarcoma (ALT/WDLS) is a soft tissue sarcoma of intermediate malignant behavior, most frequently affecting the retroperitoneum and lower extremities. Oral liposarcomas are very rare neoplasms, the most common histological subtype being ALT/WDLS. In this study, three additional cases of ALT/WDLS located on the tongue (2 cases) ...
Woods R S R - - 2012
Epithelioid sarcoma, first described by Enzinger in 1970,(1) classically presents in young adults and usually arises in the distal extremities. The proximal-type variant, first described in 1997 as a rare aggressive form of sarcoma, usually arises more proximally.(2) It carries a higher mortality rate than classical limb epithelioid sarcoma and ...
Shapiro-Mendoza Carrie K - - 2012
This article describes a multistate population-based surveillance system for monitoring sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUIDs) known as the SUID Case Registry pilot program. The pilot program represents collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Child Death Review (NCCDR), which is funded by the ...
Muroi Carl - - 2012
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cerebral vasospasm (CVS) after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage remains a considerable challenge in neurocritical care medicine. This review aims to cover the recent novel aspects and results in CVS treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: On the basis of the recent literature, treatment focusing on CVS alone is outdated. A considerable ...
Hofer Katharina E - - 2012
Methoxetamine, the N-ethyl derivative of ketamine, is a novel recreational drug that is not at present subject to restrictive regulations in most countries. To our knowledge, no case of methoxetamine abuse has been published to date in the scientific literature, and the only sources of information are illegal drug users' ...
Efrati Shai - - 2012
Many of the complications related to prolonged ventilation are related to inappropriate handling of endotracheal tube (ETT) cuff. This article reviews the possible complications associated with the ETT cuff, and the landmark development made in that field. The article challenges the present paradigm of cuff use and reviews the current ...
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