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Ernst Edzard - - 2011
Acupuncture is often recommended for obstetrical and gynecological conditions but the evidence is confusing. We aim to summarize all recent systematic reviews in this area. Western and Asian electronic databases were searched for systematic reviews of any type of acupuncture for any type of gynecological conditions. Our own files were ...
Pilate Sylvain Aa - - 2011
A tension pneumothorax is a known life-threatening condition which requires a needle decompression. A diaphragmatic rupture is a relatively rare injury and is difficult to diagnose. A combination of a tension pneumothorax in presence of an ipsilateral diaphragmatic rupture can be called life-saving since the air in the pleural space ...
Fareed Ayman - - 2011
Despite agreement that methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) is an effective and safe option for treatment of heroin dependence, there have been controversies about its effect on heroin craving. A systematic literature review of the PubMed database was used to find studies eligible for inclusion in the study. The authors present ...
Akbulut Sami - - 2011
Ranunculus arvensis (corn buttercup) is a plant species of the genus Ranunculus that is frequently used in the Far East to treat rheumatic diseases and several dermatological disorders. In Turkey, the plant is seen in the eastern and southeastern Anatolian highlands, which are underdeveloped areas of the country. Herein, we ...
Guevara-Canales Janet O - - 2011
The aim of this paper is to determine, compare and summarize presentation characteristics of patients with lymphoma of the oral cavity and maxillofacial region using the results of different primary studies. Articles from the PubMed database published between 1990 and 2010 were reviewed. The key words "Lymphoma" and "Oral" were ...
Joshi Vijay - - 2011
A case of an extruded cervical intervertebral disc at C7-D1 level with intradiscal hematoma in a 68-year-old male patient is presented. MR imaging showed a posterolateral extradural hemorrhagic lesion at C7-D1 level. It was suggestive of an epidural hematoma or a bleed within a neoplasm. A posterior approach was adopted ...
Middela S - - 2011
Ketamine consumption in on the increase as a recreational abuse substance. It is reported to cause lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), and published accounts of its deleterious effects are increasing. We reviewed the available literature regarding the urological impact of ketamine abuse and its management. Twenty-two publications were found in ...
Bremmer Matthew - - 2011
We present the case of a Malian woman who had been using skin-lightening creams for an excess of 5 years. On presentation to our clinic she had multiple areas of atrophy and striae with erythema. She had been using a topical estrogen cream over all effected areas for two weeks. ...
Purdy Sarah - - 2011
Acne vulgaris affects over 80% of teenagers, and persists beyond the age of 25 years in 3% of men and 12% of women. Typical lesions of acne include comedones, inflammatory papules, and pustules. Nodules and cysts occur in more severe acne and can cause scarring and psychological distress. METHODS AND ...
Paredes Igor - - 2011
Subdural posttraumatic collections are called usually Traumatic Subdural Hygroma (TSH). TSH is an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the subdural space after head injury. These collections have also been called Traumatic Subdural Effusion (TSE) or External Hydrocephalous (EHP) according to liquid composition, or image features. There is no agreement ...
Qiu Xiaoming - - 2011
Primary leiomyoma of the pleura is extremely rare. A 45-year-old man presented with a complaint of right chest pain. Chest computed tomography demonstrated a solid, round pleural mass in the right anterior chest wall. The mass was completely resected, and histopathological examination revealed a localized primary pleural leiomyoma. The patient ...
Rashid Dar Nasser - - 2012
We report an 18-year-old woman with lichen nitidus with exclusive facial distribution.
Olaku Oluwadamilola - - 2011
Complementary and alternative medicine use is common amongst cancer patients. In many surveys, herbal medicines are amongst the most commonly used group of treatments. Herbal remedies are believed by the general public to be safe, cause less side-effects and less likely to cause dependency. The authors performed a literature review ...
Puri J K - - 2010
This critical review summarizes progress of the rapidly developing and very active field of silatrane chemistry. The first part of the review deals with general synthetic approaches used to synthesize different silatranes. The most interesting feature of silatranes, i.e., variation of Si-N bond length on the basis of the axial ...
Means Gary - - 2011
A review of the literature and an extensive Medline search revealed that this is the first case report of the use of guaifenesin to increase sperm motility. A 32-year-old male presented for an infertility evaluation. He reported an inability to conceive with his wife after 18 months of unprotected intercourse. ...
Riley Richard D - - 2011
To assess statistical methods within systematic reviews of the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group (CPCG). We extracted details about statistical methods within 75 reviews containing at least 10 studies. The median number of forest plots per review was 52 (min=5; max=409). Seven of the 75 reviews assessed publication bias or ...
Horai Y - - 2012
Tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)-blocking agents are increasingly used in the management of refractory rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Although effective, they are associated with rare but potentially fatal adverse effects, including interstitial lung disease (ILD). In patients with pre-existing ILD, eternacept (ETN) monotherapy is often regarded as a suitable choice. Other anti-TNF-α ...
Claerhout I - - 2011
Infantile haemangiomas (IH) are benign vascular tumours characterised by their very rapid growth. Although usually innocuous, periocular IH can cause serious visual loss through induction of strabismic, deprivational or anisometropic astigmatism. Common treatment modalities for these IH include intralesional and systemic oral steroids; however, both treatments are associated with potentially ...
Iqbal Fahad M - - 2010
Amiodarone is used extensively in clinical practice for the treatment of arrhythmias but is associated with a number of well-known side effects. We present 3 cases of extensive thrombosis occurring secondary to intravenous amiodarone. In cases like these, amiodarone must be stopped immediately and patients started on appropriate anticoagulation therapy. ...
Rohren Eric M - - 2010
Quality reporting in radiology and nuclear medicine has been described in 8 Cs: correctness, completeness, consistency, communication, clarity, confidence, concision, and consultation. The incorporation of all of these elements is necessary for the generation of high-quality, effective reports. Positron emission tomography-computed tomography presents a particular challenge because of the large ...
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Electromagnetic interference (EMI), though rare, can have a detrimental effect on the performance of electronic medical devices, potentially posing a patient safety risk. We encourage healthcare facilities to report EMI events (both known and suspected) to external entities such as device manufacturers, regulatory bodies (e.g., the U.S. Food and Drug ...
Newman Ashley - - 2010
Operating room sounds and music can be influential on a patient's experience, especially during monitored anesthesia care (MAC). In this article, the effect of music and noise on patients during MAC was assessed. The Bispectral Index (BIS) Monitor was used to evaluate the effect of music on the level of ...
Ashfaq K - - 2010
Acute leukaemia is a group of rapidly progressing cancers of bone marrow and blood classified as either acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) or acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). Haemopoietic stem cell transplantation (SCT) has developed as an adjunct to or replacement for conventional chemotherapy with the aim of improving survival and quality ...
Van Cauwenberg Jelle - - 2010
Previous reviews on children, adolescents and adults have reported consistent relationships between several physical environmental characteristics and physical activity (PA). This systematic review aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the literature concerning the relationship between the physical environment and PA in older adults. A systematic literature search resulted in ...
Chung Sungho - - 2010
Oseltamivir was developed for prophylactic and therapeutic use against influenza, specifically targeting the viral enzyme's highly-conserved active site. In recent years, there have been case reports of neuropsychiatric events during or after oseltamivir treatment, in Japan and other countries. However, a search of the literature revealed no such cases in ...
Durán M - - 2010
C. violaceum appeared as important bacterium in different applications and mainly these aspects are related to the production of violacein. This review discusses the last reports on biosynthetic pathways, production, genetic aspects, biological activities, pathological effects, antipathogenic screening through quorum sensing, environmental effects and the products of C. violaceum with ...
Effiom Olajumoke Ajibola - - 2011
This study aimed to add to existing knowledge on 90 cases of desmoplastic ameloblastoma (DA) previously reported in the scientific literature and analyze data that could help speculate on its biologic profile. From 330 cases of ameloblastoma (pooled from 573 histologically diagnosed odontogenic tumours) 17 cases of DA were retrieved ...
Nwachukwu Harriet - - 2011
We present the case of a 61-year-old woman with nonspecific symptoms who on investigation and treatment had a fibroma of the right ventricular free wall. She underwent surgical resection of the mass and is doing well. The literature pertaining to cardiac fibromas in adults is reviewed and discussed.
Imtiaz Saba - - 2010
Ifosfamide, a commonly used chemotherapeutic agent in various regimens for many malignancies and has a well known central nervous system side effect. Ifosfamide induced encephalopathy develops in approximately 10-30% of patients exposed to the drug. It is generally reversible after discontinuing the therapy; however cases of fatal neurotoxicity have been ...
Guo Shouwu - - 2010
This review describes recent progress in creation of nanojunctions between individual nanoobjects. The accomplishments of various strategies used for nanojunction creation are highlighted and the corresponding challenges are discussed. The possible ongoing development for the creation of device-oriented nanojunctions is speculated upon.
Afennich F - - 2010
To cite this article: Int J Dent HygieneDOI: 10.1111/j.1601-5037.2010.00478.x Afennich F, Slot DE, Hossainian N, van der Weijden GA. The effect of hexetidine mouthwash on the prevention of plaque and gingival inflammation: a systematic review. Abstract:  Objective:  To review the literature concerning hexetidine-containing mouthwash as a monotherapy or as an ...
Sharma Atul - - 2010
Massive osteolysis is a rare, insidious, chronic disease characterized by progressive resorption of contiguous osseous structures. In 1838 Jackson first described a case of disappearing humerus. More than 150 cases have since been described in the international literature, with fewer then 35 involving a maxillofacial site, usually the mandible. The ...
Zhang Junhua - - 2010
to systematically review the Chinese-language literature on acupuncture-related adverse events. we searched three Chinese databases (the Chinese Biomedical Literature Database, 1980-2009; the Chinese Journal Full-Text Database, 1980-2009; and the Weipu Journal Database, 1989-2009) to identify Chinese-language articles about the safety of traditional needle acupuncture. Case reports, case series, surveys and ...
Crawford Downs J J Ocular Biomechanics Laboratory of the Devers Eye Institute, Legacy Health, 1225 NE 2nd Ave., Portland, OR 97232, USA. - - 2011
The purpose of this review is to examine the literature in an attempt to elucidate a biomechanical basis for glaucomatous cupping. In particular, this work focuses on the role of biomechanics in driving connective tissue remodeling in the progression of laminar morphology from a normal state to that of an ...
Chrcanovic Bruno Ramos - - 2011
A 15-year-old young man was referred for evaluation of a non-tender swelling of the left mandibular angle region. A non-ossifying fibroma was diagnosed. The lesion was enucleated under general anesthesia. The postoperative course was uneventful. There have been no signs of recurrence, and there was complete bone regeneration in the ...
Pugh Joseph W - - 2010
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is the procedure of choice for removing large, complex, and/or multiple renal calculi. Since its first description in 1976, PCNL techniques and equipment have evolved to maximize procedural efficacy, safety, and reproducibility. We reviewed current literature from January 2004 to November 2009 using Medline search regarding PCNL ...
Chen Pei-Yi - - 2010
Tardive dyskinesia and tardive dystonia are caused by dopamine receptor blocking agents, mostly antipsychotics and sometimes antidepressants or calcium channel blockers. Duloxetine-related tardive syndrome is rarely reported in the literature. We report one case of tardive dystonia and tardive dyskinesia occurring in a 58-year-old female with major depressive disorder, who ...
Kramer Jill M - - 2010
Aponeurotic fibroma (AF) was originally described by Keasbey in 1953 as juvenile aponeurotic fibroma, most commonly occurring in the distal extremities. Initially described in children and adolescents, AF is now recognized to occur over a wide age range and at various anatomic sites. A variant of this lesion, termed calcifying ...
Larson Theodore C - - 2010
PURPOSE: To assess how early pleural and/or parenchymal abnormalities consistent with asbestos exposure could be ascertained and to identify factors associated with progression. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Informed consent was obtained under an institutional review board-approved protocol. Multiple sequential chest radiographs obtained between 1955 and 2004 in 84 workers exposed to ...
Senel Engin - - 2010
Teledermatology is a developing application of telemedicine. Studies and reviews regarding diagnostic accuracy, efficacy, and feasibility of teledermatology applications have been published in the literature. There are two main methods of teledermatology technology to use: store-and-forward and real-time videoconferencing. Teledermatology is a proven, effective diagnostic tool for skin lesions.
De Riu Giacomo - - 2010
Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma (AFO) is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a neoplasm composed of proliferating odontogenic epithelium. It is a benign, slow-growing, expansive tumour that clinically appears as a well-encapsulated, benign lesion. Histologically, AFO has been classified as an ameloblastic fibroma or odontoma. Despite numerous efforts, however, there ...
Hajioff Daniel - - 2010
Otitis externa is thought to affect 10% of people at some stage, and can present in acute, chronic, or necrotising forms. Otitis externa may be associated with eczema of the ear canal, and is more common in swimmers, humid environments, people with absence of ear wax or with narrow ear ...
Inagaki Takuji - - 2010
Zolpidem, a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic, is very effective and widely prescribed in clinical practice for the treatment of insomnia and is thought to have few adverse effects. However, zolpidem-induced adverse effects have begun to be reported in the literature, but few systemic descriptions of the adverse effects (especially for psychotic reactions) ...
W Buck Henry H - - 2010
External genital warts (EGWs) are sexually transmitted benign epidermal growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), on the anogenital areas of both females and males. About 50% to 60% of sexually active women aged 18 to 49 years have been exposed to HPV infection, but only 10% to 15% will ...
Erlandson Jon M - - 2010
Interdisciplinary study of coastal archaeological sites provides a wealth of information on the ecology and evolution of ancient marine animal populations, the structure of past marine ecosystems, and the history of human impacts on coastal fisheries. In this paper, we review recent methodological developments in the archaeology and historical ecology ...
Bush J Bernard - - 2010
Chondromyxoid fibroma is a benign yet highly recurrent neoplasm of bone, usually found in the metaphyseal segments of long bones. We present the case of an unusual diaphyseal chondromyxoid fibroma of the radius and review the literature regarding these rare chondroid neoplasms.
Goldoni A - - 2010
Here we review the possible application of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as chemiresistor and field-effect transistor chemical sensors. The endeavor of this paper is to understand the key facts emerging from the literature that seem to demonstrate the high sensitivity of CNTs to several molecular species, with the effort to catch ...
Jafri Mariam - - 2009
Orally available tyrosine kinases have revolutionized the treatment of renal cell carcinoma. These agents have impressive response rates compared with interferon and also have a cytostatic effect. We describe a case of a patient treated predominantly with continuous sunitinib who had a good partial response to sunitinib in the lungs, ...
Hing C B - - 2009
Intellectual property rights protect innovations and their authors. This review describes the concepts of copyright and patent with their relative merits and drawbacks. An understanding of intellectual property rights is important for doctors to allow protection of their work but should not be at the expense of scientific progress.
Nasser M J - - 2009
Psammomatoid ossifying fibroma (POF) is a rare, slowly progressive tumor of the extragnathic craniofacial bones, with a tendency toward locally aggressive behavior. The pathognomonic histologic feature is the presence of spherical ossicles, which are similar to psammoma bodies. Fibro-osseous lesions composed of POF and aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) of the ...
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