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Sunagawa Keishin - - 2013
A 14-year-old girl with acute lymphocytic leukemia complained of right flank pain and fever. As her fever was prolonged, she underwent renal biopsy and was diagnosed with mucormycosis. We performed right nephrectomy, and subsequent pathological examination of her tissue specimen also detected mucormycosis. Here, we report a rare case of ...
Grivas Theodoros B - - 2013
The Editor-in-Chief of Scoliosis would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 7 (2012).
Eiteman Mark - - 2013
The editors of the Journal of Biological Engineering thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in volume 5 (2011) and volume 6 (2012).
Kaplanoglu Veysel - - 2013
Intrascrotal lipomas are rarely seen. Scrotal lipomas originate from the spermatic cord. We present a 64-year-old male patient, in the light of the literature, with painless swelling on the left half of the scrotum, histopathologically diagnosed with scrotal lipoma.
Jameson Mary Liz - - 2013
The southeast Asian scarab beetle genus Peltonotus Burmeister (Scarabaeidae, Dynastinae, Cyclocephalini) is reviewed. New country records for Peltonotus morio Burmeister (Myanmar and Vietnam), Peltonotus nasutus Arrow (southern China and Cambodia), and Peltonotus favonius Jameson and Wada (Myanmar) are reported, including a new record in the Palearctic/Sino-Japanese biogeographic region. The first ...
Li Li L Department of Vascular Surgery, Shanghai Huadong Hospital Affiliated with Fudan University, Shanghai 200040, - - 2013
We report a recent case and review some literatures of acute aortic dissection (AAD) Stanford type B complicated with late onset of acute renal failure. The patient underwent preoperational peritoneal dialysis followed by thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) and was fully recovered and discharged soon after surgery. We conclude that ...
Lopes Henrique H Department of Medical Oncology, Barretos Cancer Hospital, Barretos, SP, - - 2013
Primary synovial sarcoma (SS) of the kidney is a rare neoplasm and its presenting features are similar to other common renal tumors, making early diagnosis difficult. To date, few cases have been reported in the literature. Primary renal SSs can exist in either a monophasic or a biphasic pattern, the ...
Lambidis Constantinos - - 2012
The superiority of autogenous fistulae in patients with end-stage renal disease, performing hemodialysis, is well established and largely accepted. However, in case that superficial veins in the upper arm are not available for fistula construction, brachial vein transposition may be a viable alternative prior to graft placement. This transposition could ...
Bolufer Eduardo - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of renal angiomyolipoma treated by robotic assisted surgery. METHOD AND RESULTS: We report the case of a 26 year old females patient, in the context of third month pregnancy, who was diagnosed of spontaneous self-limited retroperitoneal hemorrhage due to renal angiomyolipoma. The patient was treated ...
Mourier J - - 2012
Based on direct observations of free-ranging specimens, the giant manta ray Manta birostris is reported from the Marquesas Islands, the first sighting in French Polynesia. Sightings of its sister species, the reef manta ray Manta alfredi, are also reported at the most easterly location in the Pacific Ocean. Preliminary individual ...
Scatena Cristian - - 2012
We herein report an uncommon case of renal metastasis from the lung in a 72-year-old man who 2 years before underwent surgical treatment for a pulmonary adenocarcinoma. During follow-up, a computed tomography scan revealed the presence of a solid mass located in the right kidney. Histopathologic and immunohistochemical examination of ...
Formisano Carmen - - 2012
This review reports the occurrence of flavonoids in subtribe Centaureinae of Asteraceae family. It extensively covers the literature up to 2010 and collects all available (13) C-NMR data.
Ambrosio M R - - 2012
The term pseudolymphoma refers to a heterogeneous group of benign reactive T-cell or B-cell lymphoproliferative processes of diverse causes that simulate lymphoma clinically and histologically but usually undergo spontaneous remission. Its pathogenesis is still unclear. The prognosis is good although some evidence suggests that pseudolymphoma may progress to lymphoma. Pseudolymphoma ...
Alexander S - - 2012
Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is a rare occurrence in renal allografts. An aggressive approach resulting in transplant nephrectomy is viewed as the standard of care. Over the recent years, treatment with percutaneous drainage (PCD) of the renal and perinephric collections and appropriate antibiotics has been reported with good success in lesser ...
Singh Reech - - 2012
Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis is a rare type of renal infection characterised by granulomatous inflammation with giant cells and foamy histiocytes.The peak incidence is in the sixth to seventh decade with a female to male ratio of 2:1. It is rare in children. A case of xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis in a 11-year-old male ...
Thompson Fred G - - 2012
Autocoptis paulsoni n. sp. is described from Haiti. It is characterized by its large size, its cylindrical-tapered shape, its fine costate sculpture on the teleoconch, a distinct but weak circum basal keel and its abbreviate conical juvenile shell. It is most similar to Autocoptis gruneri (Dunker 1844), which is redescribed, ...
Khuri Safi - - 2012
A 19-year-old male presented with right lower quadrant pain. Imaging studies revealed a cystic peritoneal mass. At surgery, a large peritoneal mass was excised. The pathology report revealed a benign cystic mesothelioma, and a right hemicolectomy with cytoreductive surgery was completed.
Karnjanawanichkul Watid - - 2012
Villous adenomas of the urinary tract are an uncommon condition, and appear mostly in patients where the disease occurred in the lower urinary tract. In contrast, upper urinary tract villous adenomas are a rare condition. Currently, just three cases of villous adenoma in the renal pelvis have been published. Herein, ...
Kim Tae Un - - 2012
Castleman's disease is an uncommon disorder characterized by benign proliferation of the lymphoid tissue that occurs most commonly in the mediastinum. Although unusual locations and manifestations have been reported, involvement of the renal parenchyma and sinus, and moreover, manifestations as cardiac tamponade are extremely rare. Here, we present a rare ...
McDermott R L - - 2013
We report the case of a 66-year-old female undergoing elective nephrectomy for a non-functioning kidney in whom an incidental renocolic fistula was detected. She presented with recurrent urinary tract infections and left flank pain. Investigations revealed a nonfunctioning left kidney with a large staghorn calculus and features suggestive of xanthogranulomatous ...
Carroll Christopher - - 2012
The role of critical appraisal of qualitative studies in systematic reviews remains an ongoing cause for debate. Key to such a debate is whether quality assessment can or should be used to exclude studies. In our study, we extended the use of existing criteria to assess the quality of reporting ...
Jairath Vipul V Translational Gastroenterology Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK. - - 2012
Discrepancies exist in reported mortality rates of nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (NVUGIB). To perform a systematic review assessing possible reasons for these disparate findings and to more reliably compare them. The MEDLINE, EMBASE and ISI Web of Knowledge databases were searched for studies reporting mortality rates in NVUGIB involving adults ...
Stumbrys Tadas - - 2012
In lucid dreams the dreamer is aware of dreaming and often able to influence the ongoing dream content. Lucid dreaming is a learnable skill and a variety of techniques is suggested for lucid dreaming induction. This systematic review evaluated the evidence for the effectiveness of induction techniques. A comprehensive literature ...
Hui David D Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA. - - 2012
The reporting of funding support and conflict of interest has not been examined in the supportive/palliative oncology literature. We examined the frequency of funding and conflict of interest reporting and various study characteristics associated with such reporting. We systematically searched MEDLINE PubMed, PsycInfo, EMBASE, ISI Web of Science, and CINAHL ...
Vere Joe - - 2012
Purpose: The aim of this systematic review was to assess the methodologic and statistical quality of prospective case series of treatment interventions of dental implant surgery and prosthodontics published between 2004 and 2008. Materials and Methods: Prospective case series were identified following detailed searches of the Medline, EMBASE, and CINAHL ...
Vartzopoulos Ioannis - - 2012
The broadening scope of psychoanalysis has brought to the fore patients whose unconscious conflicts tend to be literally played out on the stage of the body. In these cases, the body seems to be predominantly used in a concrete, not symbolic, way in order to express underlying conflicts. In a ...
Dunne Jonathan A - - 2012
Background: In the era of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening, pharmacotherapies to attenuate AAA growth are sought. HMG Co-A reductase inhibitors (statins) have pleiotropic actions independent of their lipid lowering effects and have been suggested as potential treatment for small AAAs. We systematically review the clinical evidence for this effect. ...
Hsu Jason E - - 2012
The objective of our study was to determine if authors with conflicts of interest are less likely to report negative study outcomes in metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty. We performed a systematic review of 3 major orthopedic journals for articles related to metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty over 12 years. A total ...
Bruinsma Sophie M - - 2012
CONTEXT: Guidelines about palliative sedation typically include recommendations to protect the well-being of relatives. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to systematically review evidence on the experiences of relatives with the practice of palliative sedation. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, PsycINFO, and CINAHL were searched for empirical studies ...
Brugha Traolach S - - 2012
Relatively little is known of the use of systematic review and synthesis methods of non-randomised psychiatric epidemiological studies, which play a vital role in aetiological research, planning and policy-making. To evaluate reviews of psychiatric epidemiological studies of functional mental disorders that employed synthesis methods such as systematic review or meta-analysis, ...
Dang J - - 2012
Background  In the absence of a clear biomarker for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), clinical criteria are used. In this study, we conduct a systematic review to examine the validation and utilization of IBS criteria. Methods  A systematic review was performed in two stages. The first was a review of literature ...
Rudnicka Alicja R - - 2012
Citation information: Rudnicka AR & Owen CG. An introduction to systematic reviews and meta-analyses in health care. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 2012, 32, 174-183. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-1313.2012.00901.x ABSTRACT: Important issues in medical research are often examined in a number of studies, sometimes using different study designs. Data from such studies are often ...
Dagnew Alemnew F - - 2012
BackgroundGroup B Streptococcus (GBS) is a leading cause of neonatal sepsis in developed countries. Its burden in the developing world is less clear.MethodsStudies reporting neonatal GBS disease incidence from developing countries were identified from five literature databases. Studies were assessed with respect to case finding and culture methods.ResultsOnly twenty studies ...
Wlodzimirow K A - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Acute liver failure (ALF) is a clinical syndrome with very high mortality estimates ranging between 60% and 80%. AIM: To investigate the explicitness and extent of variability in the used ALF definitions in the ALF prognostic literature. METHODS: All studies that pertain to the prognosis of patients with ALF ...
Kotowski M - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The best management of unruptured aneurysms remains controversial. Accurate estimates of treatment-related morbidity and efficacy are needed for clinical decision making. METHODS: We review recent systematic reviews, case series and population-based studies on clipping and coiling of unruptured aneurysms. A critical analysis of the quality of available ...
Gates Simon S Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, Division of Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School, The University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK. - - 2012
The LUCAS mechanical chest compression device may be better than manual chest compression during resuscitation attempts after cardiac arrest. To summarise the evidence about the effectiveness of LUCAS. Searches of 4 electronic databases, reference lists of included studies, review articles, clinical guidelines, and the manufacturer's web site. No language restrictions ...
Harvie Heidi S - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: To investigate variability among local institutional review boards (IRBs) in the review process of standardized multicenter urogynecologic studies with common protocols. METHODS: Descriptive study of the IRB review and approval process for common urogynecologic protocols of 4 minimal-risk multicenter studies conducted within the Fellow's Pelvic Research Network (FPRN), including ...
Rockers Peter C PC Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, - - 2012
At present, there exists no widely agreed upon set of study-design selection criteria for systematic reviews of health systems research, except for those proposed by the Cochrane Collaboration's Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) review group (which comprises randomized controlled trials, controlled clinical trials, controlled before-after studies, and interrupted ...
Browning William D - - 2012
The literature on posts is dominated by nonclinical studies and practice-based, nonrandomized clinical trials. The number of teeth studied in these trials is often, on its face, impressive. Less evident is the quality of the evidence provided. The present review seeks to investigate the strengths and weaknesses of several of ...
Allareddy Veerasathpurush - - 2012
Objective: The scientific community views meta-analyses and systematic reviews, in addition to well-designed randomized controlled clinical trials, as the highest echelon in the continuum of hierarchy of evidence. The objective of this study was to examine the association between different study designs and citation counts of articles published in the ...
Mitra Bhaskar - - 2012
Leiomyoma of kidney is an exceptional finding in the urinary tract. Though most of these tumors are detected on autopsy, still it remains a diagnostic challenge. We report three adult cases of renal leiomyoma in our institute who presented with abdominal mass and haematuria in last 8 years. Leiomyoma has ...
Desai Bobby - - 2012
Tendon rupture is typically associated with predisposing features including renal failure, hyperparathyroidism, and connective tissue elastosis. We present a case in which none of these risk factors is present and in a completely healthy patient. To our knowledge, this has never been reported in the literature.
Loeffelbein Denys J - - 2012
Background: The radial forearm free flap (RFFF) is the most commonly used free flap in head and neck reconstructive surgery. However, despite excellent results with respect to the site of reconstruction, donor site morbidity cannot be neglected. This review summarizes the current state of knowledge and analyzes the level of ...
Fanous Rafik Nabil - - 2012
Adult renal rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare subtype of renal sarcoma. We present a case of a renal mass treated with radical nephrectomy that subsequently was shown to be renal rhabdomyosarcoma. We discuss the clinical presentation, imaging findings, and histology for this case and review the available literature.
Nedjat Sima - - 2012
An article with a clear message can transfer research knowledge better. However, this is the case when the message suits the type of study methodology (research design) and its results. The objective of this study was to assess the presence of message articles and the type of study methodologies. Articles ...
Niven Daniel J - - 2012
Case-control studies are a common and efficient means of studying rare diseases or illnesses with long latency periods. Matching of cases and controls is frequently employed to control the effects of known potential confounding variables. The analysis of matched data requires specific statistical methods. The objective of this study was ...
McMaster Kelly S - - 2012
A 30 year old, otherwise healthy man presented with flank pain and was ultimately found to have a rightsided renal infarction. Transthoracic echocardiography suggested, and then transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) confirmed, the presence of cor triatriatum sinister. Given the lack of other sources of emboli, this was felt to be the ...
Yang Linlin - - 2012
The genus Tinissa Walker is reviewed for China. Seven species are recognized, of which Tinissa apicimaculatasp. n., Tinissa conchatasp. n., Tinissa connatasp. n.,Tinissa leguminellasp. n. and Tinissa spirellasp. n. are described as new; and Tinissa insularia Robinson, 1976 is newly recorded from China. Photographs of the adults and illustrations of ...
Soon Ing Shian - - 2012
The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review with meta-analysis of studies assessing the association between living in an urban environment and the development of the Crohn's disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC). A systematic literature search of MEDLINE (1950-Oct. 2009) and EMBASE (1980-Oct. 2009) was conducted ...
Tøllefsen Ingvild Maria - - 2012
Reliable suicide statistics are a prerequisite for suicide monitoring and prevention. The aim of this study was to assess the reliability of suicide statistics through a systematic review of the international literature. We searched for relevant publications in EMBASE, Ovid Medline, PubMed, PsycINFO and the Cochrane Library up to October ...
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