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- - 2011
We are revising the procedures for how claimants who receive fully favorable revised determinations based on prehearing case reviews or fully favorable attorney advisor decisions may seek further review. We are also revising our procedure to provide that we will notify claimants who receive partially favorable determinations based on prehearing ...
la Chapelle Cf - - 2011
Please cite this paper as: la Chapelle C, Schutte J, Schuitemaker N, Steegers E, van Roosmalen J. Maternal mortality attributable to vascular dissection and rupture in the Netherlands: a nationwide confidential enquiry. BJOG 2011; DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2011.03178.x. Objective  To determine the incidence of maternal deaths attributable to vascular dissection and rupture ...
Kadam Shilpa Deshmukh - - 2011
Edwardsiella Tarda, a bacterium associated with fresh water ecosystems, can cause life-threatening illnesses in susceptible hosts. To date, very few cases of neonatal Edwardsiella Tarda sepsis have been reported in the literature, none from India. The author reports a 4-d-old preterm with E. tarda septicemia.
Anderson Christopher L - - 2011
Study Design. A case of heterotopic ossification in the lumbar spine associated with the off label use of rhBMP-2 is reported.Objective. To highlight a previously unreported complication of rhBMP-2 use and to review literature pertinent to the topic.Summary of Background Data. There is no report in the literature regarding a ...
Ma Ellen H - - 2011
  Sweet's syndrome (SS) is an uncommon condition characterized by recurrent painful cutaneous inflammatory eruptions. It is rare in childhood and has a broad range of extracutaneous manifestations. We describe a child presenting with SS and postinflammatory elastolysis who subsequently developed aortitis complicated by aortic dilatation requiring surgical intervention. Histologic ...
Verlaan Jorrit-Jan - - 2011
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a common but underdiagnosed condition relating to ossification of spinal ligaments that can cause compression of the esophagus and trachea. According to case reports, dysphagia or airway obstruction resulting from DISH is a rare occurrence. PURPOSE: This study was intended to identify ...
Norris Mark L - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature on delirium and refeeding syndrome in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) and present case examples in an attempt to identify common clinical features and response to therapy. METHOD: A comprehensive literature review was completed. In addition to the cases identified in the literature, we present ...
Nakamura Hiroki - - 2011
We report a male infant with severe brachioesophagus with intrathoracic stomach, duodenum, pancreas, and spleen associated with short neck because of rachischisis and scoliosis, an extremely rare condition described recently as "serpentine-like syndrome". Our case died and we review four similar cases reported in the English literature.
Fernandez Erica M - - 2011
OBJECTIVE:To evaluate current evidence for the use of lacosamide in the treatment of refractory status epilepticus.DATA SOURCES:Literature was accessed via PubMed (through July 2011) using the terms lacosamide and status epilepticus.STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION:All reports on the use of lacosamide in patients with status epilepticus were included for evaluation. ...
Rudmik Luke - - 2011
The practice of modern medicine is governed by evidence-based principles. Due to the plethora of medical literature, clinicians often rely on systematic reviews and clinical guidelines to summarize the evidence and provide best practices. Implementation of an evidence-based clinical approach can minimize variation in health care delivery and optimize the ...
Abdoh Mamoun - - 2011
Zonisamide is an antiseizure medication that is indicated for adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures. This medication is rarely used in the United States. An infrequent adverse effect of psychosis occurs in about 2% of patients taking zonisamide. This is a case report of a 34-year-old male on ...
Tham Alex Chengyao - - 2011
The purpose of this paper was to analyse the causes, pathogenesis, diagnostic modalities and treatment outcomes of Microsporidial Kerato-Conjunctivitis (MKC). Microsporidia are increasingly recognized as opportunistic infectious pathogens in immunocompromised patients causing kerato-conjunctivitis. In the recent years, there has been a surge in reports of MKC in immunocompetent individuals presenting ...
Ismail Fatima Y - - 2011
In this review, we report a case of an adolescent girl presenting with epileptic encephalopathy preceded by febrile illness, demarcate the clinical phenotypic homogeneity among previously reported cases, and hypothesize on potential mechanisms based on current experimental evidence. Our literature review revealed >249 cases that share several main features: febrile ...
Mandel J S - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: This paper reviews and evaluates two recent epidemiologic studies focused on pesticides, and in particular, paraquat as a cause of PD. Both studies are derived primarily from the Agricultural Health Study (AHS). A review and evaluation is also provided on the AHS and several additional studies of paraquat and ...
Tanioka Kosuke - - 2011
Nocardiosis is increasingly being diagnosed because of a growing population of immunocompromised hosts and improvements in the detection of Nocardia species in clinical laboratories. Historically, sulphonamides have been the first-line therapy for the treatment of nocardiosis, but sulphonamides tend to have a high rate of drug allergy in clinical settings. ...
Orioli Iêda M - - 2011
Sirenomelia is a very rare limb anomaly in which the normally paired lower limbs are replaced by a single midline limb. This study describes the prevalence, associated malformations, and maternal characteristics among cases with sirenomelia. Data originated from 19 birth defect surveillance system members of the International Clearinghouse for Birth ...
Botto Lorenzo D - - 2011
Acardia is a severe, complex malformation of monozygotic twinning, but beyond clinical case series, very few epidemiologic data are available. The goals of this study were to assess the epidemiologic characteristics of acardia from birth defect registries in the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research (Clearinghouse), and compare ...
Doolan Amy W - - 2012
Mild traumatic brain injury in sports has become a significant public health concern which has not only received the general public's attention through multiple news media stories involving athletic concussions, but has also resulted in local, state, and national legislative efforts to improve recognition and management. The purpose of this ...
Moody Megan N - - 2011
  Nevus sebaceous of Jadassohn is a hamartoma with a combination of abnormalities of the epidermis, hair follicles, and sebaceous and apocrine glands. Herein, we discuss the results of an extensive literature review on the topic of nevus sebaceous with a particular focus on the debate about the necessity for ...
Nolan Katherine - - 2011
  Lindane is an organochloride pesticide, first introduced as a scabicide for human use in the 1950s (1). Because of its low cost and efficacy, it quickly became a first-line treatment for scabies and head lice, but not long after its use became widespread, its safety was called into question, ...
Martínez-Lage Juan F - - 2011
AIM: This study aims to report a patient with Chiari type 1 malformation (CM1) occurring in the context of pseudohypoparathyroidism type 1a (PHP-Ia) that we believe represents the first instance of this association in the current literature. CASE REPORT: The authors describe the case of a 6-year-old girl diagnosed with ...
Shakarian Paulo - - 2011
Evolutionary graph theory (EGT), studies the ability of a mutant gene to overtake a finite structured population. In this review, we describe the original framework for EGT and the major work that has followed it. This review looks at the calculation of the "fixation probability" - the probability of a ...
Gludovacz Karoy - - 2011
Abstract Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a rare but life-threatening disease characterized by multi system telangiectasias and arteriovenous malformations (AVM). Complications in adults have been reported extensively, but neonatal (NN) complications have only been published in incidental case reports. In this paper, we present a literature review on NN pulmonary ...
Marques Kevin A - - 2011
Abstract Breast stimulation can produce contractions in a contraction stress test and has been considered for the augmentation of labor and prevention of postpartum hemorrhage. We present a case of intravenous access of a mammary vein in an obstetric patient that led to uterine hyperstimulation. Potential dangers of mammary vein ...
Joukhadar Rene - - 2011
The diagnosis of a sellar plasmacytoma is often missed and is mistaken for a non functioning pituitary adenoma. We reviewed the literature on reported cases of sellar plasmacytoma in order to identify its clinical presentation, laboratory, radiological and pathological characteristics. We describe the management of these cases after the correct ...
Lalloo D - - 2012
Peer review is widely used in the selection and publication of scientific research. Its application in clinical practice is emerging, particularly with increased emphasis on clinical governance and the imminent introduction of revalidation. To formalize our peer review process of occupational health (OH) reports and formally assess the outcomes of ...
Keith Julia - - 2011
JC virus (JCV) granular neuronopathy remains an under-appreciated phenomenon whereby JCV inhabits neurons in the granular layer of the cerebellum causing neuronal loss, gliosis and a clinical cerebellar syndrome. The following case describes a man with sarcoidosis and idiopathic leukopenia who developed a clinical cerebellar syndrome due to JCV granular ...
Brent Jeffrey - - 2011
OBJECTIVE:: The objective of this study was to assess whether high-dose paraquat exposure was associated with the development of parkinsonism. METHODS:: We carried out a systematic review of all published cases of paraquat toxicity meeting a case-definition of paraquat poisoning and who either recovered or lived for at least 30 ...
Ahmed Abdalla Awadalla - - 2011
BACKGROUND:: Alcaligenes xylosoxidans can result in opportunistic infections in patients who are immunocompromised. Alcaligenes xylosoxidans keratitis is a rare infection, almost always occurring in a compromised cornea. Few reported cases have occurred as contact lens-induced keratitis. The purposes of this report are to report a case of A. xylosoxidans keratitis ...
Sahu Srikant Kumar SK Cornea and Anterior segment Services, Proff Brien Holden Eye Research Center, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar, Patia, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, 751024, India, - - 2012
This study aims to describe the clinical features and management of Nocardia scleritis. The authors retrospectively reviewed medical charts of three patients with microbiologically proven Nocardia scleritis and reviewed literature. All the patients presented with areas of well-demarcated, circumscribed abscess. No specific clinical feature could be attributed to the causative ...
Manandhar Anu - - 2011
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Seasonal hyperacute panuveitis (SHAPU), a mysterious disease of Nepal, has increased the burden of childhood blindness ever since it was described in 1975. Although moths are suspected as the cause, this source is not yet proven. The management of this disease is still not well outlined. This ...
Newell D G DG Foodborne Zoonoses Consultancy, Silver Birches, Wherwell, Andover SP11 7AW, United Kingdom. - - 2011
The prevention and control of Campylobacter colonization of poultry flocks are important public health strategies for the control of human campylobacteriosis. A critical review of the literature on interventions to control Campylobacter in poultry on farms was undertaken using a systematic approach. Although the focus of the review was on ...
Krinsky Clarissa S - - 2011
Since its approval in the United States, fentanyl has become increasingly popular for the medical management of pain and as a substance of abuse. Fentanyl is unique among the opioids in its widespread use with a transdermal delivery system, which contributes to its unique pharmacokinetics and abuse potential. We examined ...
Zhao Xi - - 2011
The application of fluorous phosphine-modified catalysts for the hydroformylation of olefins is reviewed.
Dan-Goor Eric - - 2012
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a common cause of vertigo. We describe a case of a woman presenting acutely with a severe episode of disabling positional vertigo. Although she had no known etiologic risk factors, this attack followed 12 hours of continuously wearing digital noise-canceling headphones. This is the ...
Wong Janice C - - 2011
Background/Aims: We review the characteristics of adult-onset leukoencephalopathy with axonal spheroids and pigmented glia(ALSP) and determine prevalence of behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) features in ALSP. Methods: Clinical and pathological information was abstracted from histopathologically confirmed ALSP cases identified by a systematic literature search. A new case of ALSP ...
Jost Timothy Stoltzfus - - 2011
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been under attack in the federal courts for the entire 18 months of its existence. Approximately 30 lawsuits have been filed challenging the law, and review by the Supreme Court by June 2012 now appears likely, given the government's petition for such review filed ...
Ryan Richella - - 2011
Corticosteroids have been effective in the management of cerebral oedema, in the context of brain tumours, for many decades. Though their effectiveness is well-established, this needs to be balanced against their potential to cause significant side effects. There is currently little consensus in the literature about how this should be ...
Ridder Kelly - - 2011
  In 1996 el Darouti and Abu el Ela described seven Egyptian patients with similar cutaneous lesions and proposed necrolytic acral erythema (NAE) as a distinct entity of the necrolytic erythema family. Since then, NAE has emerged as a cutaneous manifestation of hepatitis C virus infection and taken its place ...
Garcia-Rodriguez Laura - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: Extranasopharyngeal angiofibromas (ENA) arising from the nasal septum or nasal septal angiofibromas are extremely rare; only 13 such cases have been reported in the international literature. Our objective is to describe the presentation, workup, and surgical management of these lesions. STUDY DESIGN: Case reports were done. SETTING: The setting ...
Marx F J - - 2011
Background & Objectives:  For many years it has been Buschke & Loewenstein's work that has justified calling the exophytic, locally destructive tumor of the anogenital mucosal surface "giant condyloma of Buschke & Loewenstein" or GCBL. In order to investigate the early history of this rare disease we examine the writings ...
Kingon A - - 2011
Higher concentration dental local anaesthetics (3% and 4%) have become more available in Australia in recent years. Benefits claimed include a faster onset of anaesthesia and improved success with injections compared to 2% solutions. Recent reports suggest that the higher concentration carries a greater risk of prolonged anaesthesia to the ...
Kalokhe Gauri - - 2011
Extracranial metastases from glioblastoma (GBM) are uncommon with an estimated incidence of less than 2%. We report two cases of metastatic GBM seen within an 8-week period followed by a literature review. We attempted to identify common factors or a causative mechanism. Factors that predominated among the reviewed cases included ...
Vitalone Annabella - - 2011
AIM: To describe and evaluate spontaneous reports of suspected adverse reactions (ARs) associated with herbal laxatives received by the Italian Medicines Agency and the Italian National Institute of Health between April 2002 and January 2011. METHODS: Spontaneous reports of suspected ARs were individually analyzed by a multidisciplinary group of experts, ...
Hong Young-Ho - - 2011
The reasons behind sudden sensorineural hearing loss are mostly unknown, but viral infections, blood disorders, ototoxicity, noise trauma, autoimmune disease, acoustic tumor, and even mental stress may be related to the disease. In cases of hearing loss as a result of psychogenic factors, early diagnosis and adequate treatment under collaboration ...
Tripathy Sujit-Kumar - - 2011
Bilateral shoulder dislocations are rare and almost always occur in the posterior direction. Simultaneous bilateral anterior shoulder dislocation is even rarer and only a few cases are stated in the literature. The most interesting part of a bilateral shoulder dislocation is about its injury mechanism as a synchronous and simultaneous ...
Pillon Agnesa - - 2011
There are very numerous reports in the neuropsychological literature of patients showing, in naming and/or comprehension tasks, a disproportionate deficit for nouns in comparison with verbs or a disproportionate deficit for verbs in comparison with nouns. A number of authors advanced that, in at least some or even in every ...
Liu J Y - - 2011
Lingual osteomas are extremely rare. Fewer than 100 cases have been reported in the medical literature. This article reports a case of lingual osteoma, together with a literature review of its clinical features and pathogenesis so as to enhance our understanding of this unusual osseous lesion.
Ziaei Mohammed - - 2011
Orbital cysticercosis is secondary to an infestation by cysticercus cellulosae, the larval form of Taenia solium.Orbital cysticercosis may present with a wide spectrum of clinical findings and result in significant ocular morbidity. Although traditionally thought to be only prevalent in endemic regions with poor sanitation, immigration requires even ophthalmologists practicing ...
Albuquerque Andreia - - 2011
Metastatic cutaneous Crohn's disease is one of the most uncommon cutaneous extraintestinal manifestations. The face is the rarest location, with only eight cases described in the literature. We report a rare case of a young man with Crohn's disease and two granulomatous lesions on the face in a nodular form. ...
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