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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 ...
Agresta Blaise - - 2012
Cataracts are a common and significant cause of visual impairment globally. We aimed to evaluate uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA) as an outcome in treating astigmatic cataract patients to assist clinicians or ophthalmologists in their decision making process regarding available interventions. Medline, Embase and Evidence Based Reviews were systematically reviewed ...
Benatiya Marwane Andaloussi - - 2012
Renal oncocytoma is a rare and benign renal tumor. Only few cases have been reported in Moroccan populations. In the present study, we report our experiences in the diagnosis, management and follow-up of this disease. We report on six cases of renal oncocytoma indentified between 1990 and 2008 in the ...
Bakari Abubakar Alhaji - - 2012
Distal ureteric stricture is a common complication of urinary schistosomiasis which is a disease more prevalent in the tropics and subtropics. The surgical management of this complication is more challenging when it affects more than half of both ureters. We report the case of a 17-year-old Nigerian with a long ...
He Jian - - 2011
Paragangliomas are rare tumors arising from paraganglia (or chromaffin bodies) within the ganglia of the sympathetic trunk and the ganglia of the celiac, renal, suprarenal, aortic and hypogastric plexuses. These tumors can be widely distributed from skull base to the bottom of pelvis. Paraganglioma originating from pancreas is extremely rare. ...
Palmiere Cristian - - 2011
As a continuation of "Postmortem Chemistry Update Part I," Part II deals with molecules linked to liver and cardiac functions, alcohol intake and alcohol misuse, myocardial ischemia, inflammation, sepsis, anaphylaxis, and hormonal disturbances. A very important array of new material concerning these situations had appeared in the forensic literature over ...
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News, Views and Reviews provides focused updates, topic reviews and editorials concerning the latest developments in dermatologic therapy.
Gulia Ashish - - 2011
Primary bone sarcomas are rarely known to metastasize to lymph nodes. This is attributed to paucity of lymphatic channels in the bone. Even though some bone sarcomas like osteosarcoma are known to have nodal metastasis, such affections have not been reported with primary osseous chondrosarcoma. We describe a case of ...
Kanas Robert J - - 2011
This article describes a new nonsurgical orthodontic technique for correcting Class III malocclusions in the adult dentition when orthognathic surgery is not an option. Following a review of the dental literature pertaining to other nonsurgical orthodontic techniques, a nonextraction treatment protocol was established that utilized a mandibular distalizer combined with ...
Nakashima Yuichiro - - 2011
A 22-year-old woman presenting with repetitive hemoptysis was clinically diagnosed based on the fact that her symptoms corresponded with her menstruation cycle. Computed tomography revealed a specifically localized opacity in the right middle lobe of the lung at the time of each episode of hemoptysis. Following a right middle lobectomy, ...
Shon Wonwoo - - 2011
A significant proportion of angiosarcoma arises in the setting of chronic lymphedema, often following surgery for breast carcinoma (Stewart-Treves syndrome). Massive localized lymphedema (MLL), a relatively recently described and rare pseudotumor most often occurring in morbidly obese patients, is thought to be the result of derangements in lymphatic drainage secondary ...
Treweek Shaun - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: To review the reporting of key items of recruitment information in trial reports and estimate the number needed to screen to recruit one additional participant. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Review of breast cancer trials published in the years 2003-2005, 2007, and 2008. RESULTS: The search identified 1,570 potentially eligible ...
Akbulut Sami S Department of Surgery, Diyarbakir Education and Research Hospital, 21400, Diyarbakir, Turkey. - - 2011
To document unusual findings in appendectomy specimens. The clinicopathological data of 5262 patients who underwent appendectomies for presumed acute appendicitis from January 2006 to October 2010 were reviewed retrospectively. Appendectomies performed as incidental procedures during some other operation were excluded. We focused on 54 patients who had unusual findings in ...
Tsutsumi Satoshi - - 2011
PURPOSE: Pediatric idiopathic intervertebral disk calcification (PIIVDC) is an uncommon entity affecting the intervertebral disks and adjacent vertebral body and musculoligamentous structures. More than 300 cases have been reported so far, but knowledge of PIIVDC is still fragmentary. The purpose of the study was to summarize the demographic and clinical ...
Khoza Star - - 2011
Aim of the review Although there are several case reports in literature linking use of antidepressants and disturbances in glucose control, it is difficult to identify risk factors for serious adverse drug events from individual case reports. The aim of this review is to provide a descriptive analysis of the ...
Thomsen Laurent - - 2011
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to clarify the definition, classification and treatment of the disorder known as the locked metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint of long fingers, through the analysis of 15 cases and a literature review. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We carried out a retrospective study of 15 patients with locked MCP ...
Akhaddar Ali - - 2011
Object The migration of a lumbar intervertebral disc fragment to the posterior epidural space is a rare complication of lumbar disc herniation (LDH), mostly diagnosed intraoperatively. The authors describe a series of 6 patients with a posterior epidural migration of a lumbar intervertebral disc fragment (PEMLIF) and provide a systematic ...
Killedar Madhura Milind - - 2012
We report a case of retroperitoneal mass, in a postmenopausal lady,about a size 10-8 cm in left side of abdomen. This turned out pathologically lymphangio-myoma. Retrospectively when we searched in literature we found that, commonly lymphangiomyoma seen in premenopausal women and is associated with ascites or renal angiomyolipoma or plural ...
Koppenaal Tjarco - - 2011
The Pragmatic-Explanatory Continuum Indicator Summary (PRECIS) tool was designed to classify randomized clinical trials (RCT) as being more pragmatic or explanatory. We modified the PRECIS tool (called PRECIS-Review tool [PR-tool]) to grade individual trials and systematic reviews of trials. This should help policy makers, clinicians, researchers, and guideline developers to ...
Anthony Shawn G - - 2011
Purpose: To evaluate the impact of a 4-year initiative to develop, implement, monitor, and reinforce a communication of critical test results policy by using continuous-process improvement methods. Materials and Methods: This HIPAA-compliant quality-improvement initiative was performed between February 2006 and January 2010. Institutional review board approval was received with waiver ...
Fadare Oluwole - - 2011
This report describes 2 cases of localized vulvar lymphedema that were diagnosed in 2 morbidly obese women, including a unique case of a massive localized vulvar lymphedema associated with lymphangioma circumscriptum of the vulva. Herein, we also review previously reported cases of vulvar lymphedema and discuss differential diagnostic considerations. Our ...
Hegemann Stefan C A - - 2011
This article presents a detailed case report of a patient who was diagnosed with superior canal dehiscence at 37 years of age, but who had a suspicious history for that syndrome from at least 10 years of age. The authors hypothesize several reasons for this late diagnosis, with the goal ...
Passanise Angela M - - 2011
Solitary osteochondromas are considered to be the most common benign bone tumor. Slow progressive osteochondroma growth is the rule in skeletally immature patients, at times prompting surgical excision. Significant growth of a lesion beyond skeletal maturity is commonly considered to be a harbinger of malignant transformation. Although spontaneous regressions of ...
Neghina Raul - - 2011
Abstract Cardiovascular complaints represent the most important complications of trichinellosis and are particularly evident in the moderate and severe courses of the disease. An overview of 17 epidemiological studies on trichinellosis (including 5268 cases) indicated that cardiovascular events occurred in 26% of patients (range: 1.5%-75%). This narrative systematic review focuses ...
Kembhavi Gayatri - - 2011
Aim  Cerebral palsy (CP) is recognized as a lifespan condition. This mapping review identifies outcomes that have been measured in adults with CP between 1970 and 2010 to determine if either the outcomes evaluated or the research methodologies have changed substantially. Method  We performed a literature review. For studies to ...
Bisceglia Michele - - 2011
This study reports on a case of an adult patient with embryonal rhadomyosarcoma of the prostate and comprehensively reviews the world literature on this subject. The patient was a 49-year-old man with advanced stage disease, who initially underwent transurethral tumor resection and after diagnosis was given courses of chemotherapy prior ...
Amirjamshidi Abbass - - 2011
Background/Subject: A rare case of osteoblastoma of the third cervical vertebra (C3) occurring in a 16-year-old adolescent is presented. He was admitted suffering from neck pain for more than 3 years. Method: Plain X-rays, technetium bone scanning, CT scan and MRI indicated an expansile, partially sclerotic lesion of the C3 ...
Khandaker Gulam - - 2011
The aim of this systematic review was to summarise the clinical and epidemiological features of the pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009. We did a systematic search of published literature reporting clinical features of laboratory-confirmed pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 from 1 April 2009 to 31 January 2010. Forty-four articles met ...
Rajoo Sangeetha Govinda - - 2011
PURPOSE:: To describe a case of recurrent episcleritis associated with a patient's menstrual cycle. METHOD:: A retrospective case review of a 39-year-old woman who presented with a 12-year history of recurrent episcleritis in relation to her menstruation. She was seen during an acute attack and started on a reducing regime ...
Kligman A M - - 2011
The text obtained for this review from Professor Albert Kligman was drawn posthumously from a variety of notes that he had been planning to use to write a review on corneobiology and corneotherapy. It was a review that he had dearly hoped to complete - his final 'magnum opus' with ...
Kalyani Bharati S - - 2011
In this systematic review, we examined the available evidence regarding compartment syndrome of the forearm. Applying our inclusion criteria, we found 12 articles for a total of 84 cases using the MEDLINE (Ovid) database. All were retrospective studies (level IV evidence). In this study, papers were analyzed for causes, diagnosis, ...
Xia Rebecca Ruiping - - 2011
Abstract Objective: This report presents a case of a 9-year-old boy with autism that responded positively to nutritional supplements. Methods: The supplements were dimethylglycine and a combination of a large dose of vitamin B6 (pyridoxal HCl) and magnesium. The Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) was used for outcome assessment and ...
Caldas Ada Salvetti Cavalcanti - - 2011
The aim of this study was to systematically review the alterations in smell and taste functions in individuals who underwent total laryngectomy, as well as to identify in the literature some aspects involved in the evaluation of these functions in this population. We performed a systematic review on the databases ...
Malchesky Paul S - - 2011
In this Editor's Review, articles published in 2010 are organized by category and briefly summarized. As the official journal of The International Federation for Artificial Organs, The International Faculty for Artificial Organs, and the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps, Artificial Organs continues in the original mission of its founders ...
Hounshell Charles R - - 2011
This article describes the use of an acellular human dermal regenerative tissue matrix as an interpositional spacer to maintain the distance between the cuboid and navicular, and to prevent recurrence, following surgical excision of a cuboid-navicular tarsal coalition in an adult female. The use of this acellular matrix as an ...
Khaled Aida - - 2011
Endogenous ochronosis (EO) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder due to accumulation of oxidized and polymerized forms of homogentisic acid (HGA) in connective tissues, giving them a deep dark blue pigmentation. Through a new Tunisian case of EO and a review of the literature, we aimed to define the epidemioclinical ...
Fielding C Langdon - - 2011
Objective-To characterize signalment, clinical and laboratory findings, treatment, and outcome in horses with rattlesnake envenomation in northern California. Design-Retrospective case series. Animals-58 client-owned horses evaluated for rattlesnake envenomation at 2 referral hospitals from 1992 to 2009. Procedures-Records of horses with rattlesnake envenomation were reviewed, and data concerning signalment, clinical and ...
Roychoudhury Ajoy - - 2011
PURPOSE:: To present a retrospective analysis of 10 cases of osteochondroma of the mandibular condyle (operated between 1993 and 2009) with respect to age, gender, site of the pathology, treatment modality and recurrence, with review of literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS:: Medical records with x-rays, computed tomography scans, and bone scans ...
Avilés Jurado Francesc Xavier - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: Respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma (REAH) is an uncommon lesion of the nasal and paranasal sinuses. It was first described in 1995 by Wenig and Heffner, and only about 60 cases have been published since then. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We present 6 case studies of nasal cavity hamartoma diagnosed and ...
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