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Windsor B B Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New - - 2012
Are there differences in the methodological quality of Cochrane systematic reviews (CRs) and non-Cochrane systematic reviews (NCRs) of assisted reproductive technologies? CRs on assisted reproduction are of higher methodological quality than similar reviews published in other journals. The quality of systematic reviews varies. This was a cross-sectional study of 30 ...
Dahlgren James - - 2012
Drywall joint compound contained asbestos fibers, primarily chrysotile, in the 1950s through the 1970s. Workers in a variety of construction trades and homeowners were exposed to respirable asbestos from the use of these products, including during handling, mixing, sanding, and sweeping. Disturbance of in-place asbesto-containing joint compound continues to be ...
Malaiyandi Viba - - 2012
Tylosin is a broad-spectrum macrolide antibiotic that is restricted to veterinary use. Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) caused by tylosin has been reported in the literature from the farming industry and veterinary medicine. It is also reported as the most common antibiotic to cause ACD in the previously mentioned occupational settings. ...
Stephen-Haynes Jackie - - 2012
We often read comments in the literature about being fit for purpose. Consider this key question: are we fit for purpose? Many of you will be aware that the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) has provided its final report on the strategic review of the NMC (CHRE, 2012).
Rockman Howard A - - 2012
On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens's birth, I am struck by his creative genius and by the parallel between the intellectual development of his protagonists and the evolution of peer review. Like many of his novels and serial writings, the story of the history of peer ...
Aseeja Veena V Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, MMIMSR, Mullana, - - 2012
To discuss the management options of retained products of conception (RPOC) with increased vascularity where simple dilatation and curettage may lead to life threatening haemorrhage and endanger the life of the patient. We present a series of three cases that had RPOC with hyper vascularity and were managed with different ...
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This report presents the conclusions reached and recommendations made by the members of the WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation at its sixth meeting, during which it reviewed two background papers specially commissioned for the meeting and which dealt, respectively, with the following two themes. (1) toxic elements in ...
Dukes Graham - - 2012
In writing an expert report for any court or tribunal, account must be taken of that body's needs and where necessary of its strengths and weaknesses. The essential elements are truth, clarity and conciseness. The expert should indicate the nature and source of any standards that he applies. Above all ...
Gnerlich Jennifer L - - 2011
Abstract Background: Clostridial myonecrosis is an uncommon, highly lethal necrotizing soft tissue infection. The source may be occult at the time of clinical presentation. In cases caused by Clostridium septicum, there is an association with colorectal malignant disease, suggesting that underlying colonic pathology frequently is the source of the infection. ...
Bin Saif Ghada A GA Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi - - 2011
Scalp pruritus is a common complaint that is considered a diagnostically and therapeutically challenging situation. Scalp skin has a unique neural structure that contains densely innervated hair follicles and dermal vasculature. In spite of the recent advances in our understanding of itch pathophysiology, scalp itching has not been studied as ...
Welker James A - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD) is common and has a 6.1% mortality. Governmental agencies have recommended surveillance, but reporting increases health care costs. We sought to identify a reliable method of reporting CDAD that will not significantly increase health care costs. METHODS: Patients were identified via database query for International ...
El-Herte Rima I - - 2011
Abstract Clostridium difficile colitis infection is on the rise and is considerably increasing the duration of hospital stay, as well as healthcare costs. The management of C. difficile colitis has become more challenging with the increasing failure of therapeutic response to metronidazole and oral vancomycin. Tigecycline is a new glycylcycline ...
Lee Sang Sin - - 2011
Pseudocyst of the scalp is described in the Japanese literature as a skin-colored cystic tumor localized on the forehead, whereas alopecic and aseptic nodules of the scalp are described in the French literature as asymptomatic nodules on the scalp that lack a pseudocyst-like architecture. The etiology of these diseases is ...
Mann Andrea P - - 2011
Abstract Background: Over the past decade, there has been an increase in both community-acquired and health-care-associated Clostridium difficile colitis secondary to broad-spectrum antibiotic exposure. Toxic megacolon is a rare complication of pseudomembranous colitis that often necessitates emergency colectomy. Methods: Review of the pertinent English-language literature. Results: We present a case ...
Lau Chi-Pan - - 2011
Docetaxel is a commonly-used anti-cancer chemotherapeutic agent given its efficacy in a large variety of solid tumors. It is associated with various adverse effects one of which is nail toxicity. We report a case of severe onycholysis as a result of treatment with docetaxel in a patient who suffered from ...
Dorfey C - - 2011
The first record of Elasmus polistis Burks in Polistes versicolor (Olivier) nests in the Rio Grande do Sul state and in Brazil is provided. A total of 173 specimens of P. versicolor and 790 specimens of E.polistis were collected from two nests from Gramado and Santa Cruz do Sul, RS, ...
Neuberger Ami - - 2011
Malaria chemoprophylaxis with doxycycline is commonly used in the United Kingdom and in many other countries. It is considered to be associated with an increased risk of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD). We describe a case of diarrhea and a positive stool assay for C. difficile in a returning traveler, ...
Zaraa Ines - - 2011
  Erythema nodosum (EN) in association with kerion celsi is a rare condition in children, with only 11 cases having been reported in the English literature. We describe a new case in a 7-year-old boy in whom the disorder had begun 2 months before. He had many inflamed, boggy, suppurative nodules ...
Kim Eun-A - - 2011
Seven cases of malignant lymphohematopoietic (LHP) disorder were claimed to have developed from occupational exposure at two plants of a semiconductor company from 2007 to 2010. This study evaluated the possibility of exposure to carcinogenic agents for the cases. Clinical courses were reviewed with assessing possible exposure to carcinogenic agents ...
Dhamija Bhoresh - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Osteopetrosis is a heterogenous group of disorders characterised by a failure of normal bone maturation and abnormal bone sclerosis secondary to the failure of osteoclasts to resorb bone. The most serious consequences of this disorder affect the nervous system. Patients with infantile osteopetrosis (also called malignant osteopetrosis) can develop ...
Pentland Duncan - - 2011
pentland d., forsyth k., maciver d., walsh m., murray r., irvine l. & sikora s. (2011) Key characteristics of knowledge transfer and exchange in healthcare: integrative literature review. Journal of Advanced Nursing. ABSTRACT: Aim.  This paper presents the results of a review of literature relating to knowledge transfer and exchange in ...
Mitchell Matthew D - - 2011
Objectives: Health systems frequently make decisions regarding acquisition and use of new technologies. It is desirable to base these decisions on clinical evidence, but often these technologies are used for multiple indications and evidence of effectiveness for one indication does not prove effectiveness for all. Here, we describe two examples ...
Grant Maria J - - 2011
Reviews are seen as a way of exploiting existing data or research findings more fully and can offer a summarised insight into the current understanding of the evidence. Library and information science (LIS) workers can use reviews to inform their decision-making and service planning. Although the LIS evidence base continues ...
Pang Aaron - - 2011
Skull base osteomyelitis is a life-threatening condition that sometimes arises as a sequela of otitis media and mastoiditis. We present a retrospective analysis of the clinical course of 3 patients with skull base osteomyelitis that originated in the middle ear or mastoid. All 3 patients were elderly diabetic men who ...
Sharma H - - 2011
Primary peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive tumour. We present six consecutive cases treated by our institution in the last three years. All were between 56-65 years old and only one gave a history of direct contact with asbestos. Four of the patients showed a thrombocytosis on presentation but ...
Santín J M López - - 2011
The position attributed in recent years to overvalued ideas between delusion and obsession and that are derived from the reduction of the construct per se to one of its characteristics, that is, insight, has undergone a critical review. Using a case with dysmorphophobic ideas, the difficulties to define it and ...
Dantas-Torres F - - 2011
This report is the first record of a species of Aquanirmus in Brazil and it increases the known geographical distribution of A. major Cicchino & González Acuña, a species recently described based on material collected in Argentina and Chile.
Wolpert Lewis - - 2011
The concept of positional information proposes that cells acquire positional values as in a coordinate system, which they interpret by developing in particular ways to give rise to spatial patterns. Some of the best evidence for positional information comes from regeneration experiments, and the patterning of the leg and antenna ...
Mendoza-Santiesteban Carlos E - - 2010
OCT is probably one of the most revolutionary technologies that has appeared in ophthalmology in recent years. We are still trying to understand and clarify the use of OCT in neuro-ophthalmology. In this article we share our experience using various OCT devices over the last ten years, as well as ...
Pedro Renato N - - 2010
The authors present an objective review of what is new in endourology instrumentation, based on up-to-date scientific data gathered from meetings, state-of-art lectures and current literature. The main scope of this review is to highlight the most recommended device options for each step of an ureteroscopy, in order to offer ...
Adachi Iki - - 2010
We microscopically examined atrial tissues surgically obtained from a 35-year-old woman who had been palliated with the atriopulmonary connection in a Fontan operation 23 years earlier. Apart from mild hypertrophy of myocytes and trivial interstitial fibrosis, no gross abnormalities were identified. Although this finding is somehow surprising, considering the duration ...
Bendaña Emma Ester - - 2011
A literature review of PubMed reveals that 1 case report is found of a retained Foley catheter for 3 years. We report a case of a straight catheter lost in the urethra and forgotten for 20 years and its safe surgical removal. The calcified straight catheter was removed through a ...
Ward Kristina E - - 2010
PURPOSE: Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) associated with the use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are described. SUMMARY: A search of the English- language medical literature was conducted to identify studies and cases of SJS and TEN associated with NSAIDs and cyclooxygenase-2-selective NSAIDs available in the United ...
Gune Abhijit - - 2010
A graduate of the ADA Evidence-based Dentistry Champions Conference explains what he has learned about the techniques of EBD literature and literature searches. EBD is the area of overlap among the literature, clinical experience, and patient characteristics. This paper focuses on evidence from the literature. Sources of summarized evidence are ...
Brain Oliver - - 2009
Collagenous gastritis is a rare disorder first described in 1989. After encountering two cases, we decided to review the literature and evaluate the collagen band. A systematic review of PubMed and EMBASE databases was performed. Twenty-eight cases have been previously described and two patterns of presentations are identifiable: children or ...
McGarvey Lorcan - - 2010
As the number of published articles in the field of cough increases year on year, it is sometimes helpful to pause and review what might have passed us by. This "Clinical Year in Review" provides an opportunity to reflect on a number of important studies reported in the area of ...
Reed, Edward B
Cyclops kolensis was named by Lilljeborg in 1901; in the intervening 60 odd years, it has been infrequently reported in the literature. Kozminski (1933) noted that although C. kolensis is one of the most widely distributed species "in our region" it had been forgotten until recent years when he and ...
Peacock Oliver - - 2009
Clostridium difficile infection is associated with antibiotic therapy and usually limited to the colonic mucosa. However, it is also a rare cause of enteritis, with only a few cases reported in the literature. In the present report, the case of a 30-year-old woman with Clostridium difficile enteritis who previously had ...
Nallasivan Mani - - 2009
A 58-year-old Caucasian woman was admitted for knee replacement but during the postoperative period she developed sepsis due to pneumonia, which was treated with coamoxiclav and then piperacillin (for 2 weeks). She had renal failure, which needed haemofiltration. During her recovery she had diarrhoea due to Clostridium difficile, which was ...
Pelman Richard S - - 2008
Now on the market in the United States for almost 3 years and available in 48 countries worldwide, solifenacin 5 mg or 10 mg once daily continues to demonstrate a profile of safety and efficacy as a treatment for incontinence, urgency, and other symptoms of OAB. More than 2.2 million ...
Romi R - - 2008
Since its introduction in Italy in 1990, Aedes albopictus has spread quickly across the country, being at present reported in scattered foci in all regions below 600 m of altitude. The most important items of the lesson learned in almost 20 years of fight against the "Tiger" in Italy are ...
Ferraboschi Patrizia - - 2008
Budesonide is the 16alpha,17alpha-acetal of 16alpha-hydroxyprednisolone with n-butyraldehyde, endowed with anti-inflammatory activity. In a sample of budesonide tablets, kept for 3 years at 25 degrees C and 60% RH unknown impurities, not reported in European Pharmacopoiea, were present. Their identification was achieved by means of chemical and spectroscopic methods.
Schwid Howard A - - 2008
Sharing simulator case scenarios among educators will greatly reduce the cost and effort involved in bringing simulation to our students. A library of 72 cases was posted to the internet to freely share. The cases in the library consist of text files utilizing a simple open-source format. In the first ...
Birmingham Jackie - - 2007
Some hospitals have maintained a balance of the two mandated functions, utilization review and discharge planning, that directly affect the work of case management. Others have leaned more toward the fiscally based utilization review over the needs-based function of discharge planning. This article examines the trends within case management that ...
Hammontree Lee N - - 2006
We report a case of bilateral metastatic renal hemangiopericytoma. A 37-year-old Caucasian male presented in 1993 with intracranial hemangiopericytoma. Subsequent metastatic disease noted years later include bilateral renal hemangiopericytoma 10 years after initial presentation. To our knowledge, this is only the second reported case of bilateral metastatic renal hemangiopericytoma.
Palmer David C - - 2006
The history of the writing of Verbal Behavior (Skinner, 1957), Chomsky's review (1959), and MacCorquodale's rebuttal (1970) are briefly summarized. Chomsky's recent reflections on his review are analyzed: Chomsky's refusal to acknowledge the review's errors or its aggressive tone is consistent with his polemical style but comes at a minor ...
Jaiswal Awadhesh Kumar - - 2005
Medullomyoblastoma is a rare variant of medulloblastoma containing a component of striated and smooth muscle with survival of 3 to 4 years following surgery and radiotherapy. The authors report a rare case of medullomyoblastoma with an unusual survival of over 11 years without recurrence. The relevant literature is briefly reviewed.
Hodelet Nicola - - 2005
New case law on diminished responsibility in Scotland (Galbraith v. HM Advocate 2001) re-defined the defence and clarified the role of expert witnesses. We examined how this judgment affected the use of the defence, provision of expert evidence and the outcome of trials. We studied homicide cases in one area ...
Jefferson Prado
Adiantum tetragonum Schrad., a rare and endemic species to Brazil, is typified, described, and illustrated. This is the first report and collection of this species in 180 years.
Funaki Brian - - 2005
Contrast-induced nephropathy is a common but poorly understood problem. A large body of literature devoted to the subject is replete with contradictions and conflicting reports. The purpose of this article is to summarize our current understanding of the problem by reviewing some of the best studies done to date. Recommendations ...
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