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Maste Praful P 1Spine Center 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, College of Medicine, Hallym - - 2014
Study design. A case report and review of literatureObjective. We report on a patient with traumatic spinal subdural hematoma following vigorous back massage on vacation.Summary of Background Data. Traumatic spinal subdural hematoma is extremely rare and to our knowledge this is the first case reported following violent back massage. We ...
Shang Xianping - - 2014
Metal hypersensitivity, mostly documented in prosthesis implantation, is a rare complication after arthroplasty. Such cases become rarer and more difficult to diagnose when it comes to lumbar surgery. We present the case of a 52-year-old female patient with reoccured low back pain and sciatica after posterior lumbar decompression and fusion ...
Oh Sung Woon SW Department of Neurosurgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a benign proliferative joint disease with an uncertain etiology that uncommonly involves the spine. We present a case of PVNS involving the lumbar spine. A 38-year-old male developed back pain and pain in both legs caused by a mass in the L4 region of the ...
Lee James J - - 2012
The respective life histories of human subjects and mice are well defined and describe a unique story of evolutionary conservation extending from sequence identity within the genome to the underpinnings of biochemical, cellular, and physiologic pathways. As a consequence, the hematopoietic lineages of both species are invariantly maintained, each with ...
Teberik Kuddusi - - 2012
Corneal toxicity due to exposure to many chemicals and medications have been described in the literature. We present a case of toxic keratopathy by corneal exposure to salivary secretion of a frog. A 40-year-old male patient reported a sudden splash of frog saliva in his right eye while he was ...
Saini Arushi - - 2012
Idiopathic facial nerve palsy, also known as Bell palsy is rare in the neonatal age group. Other more common causes such as birth trauma; infections, especially otitis media; and congenital malformations need to be excluded. We present here a 4-week-old neonate with Bell palsy who responded rapidly to oral corticosteroids. ...
Kontopoulos Eftichia V - - 2012
The prenatal diagnosis of a nasopharyngeal teratoma carries a very grave prognosis. Although these tumors constitute only 9% of all teratomas, all previous cases diagnosed antenatally have been associated with either fetal demise or emergent surgery at birth. Of the fetuses that survive to birth, delivery can be associated with ...
Reddy M H Raghunath - - 2012
Oral myiasis is a rare condition in humans and is associated with poor oral hygiene, severe halitosis, mouth breathing during sleep, mental handicap, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, anterior open bite, incompetent lips, and other conditions. In this report, a 14 year-old boy who had an orofacial trauma in the maxillary dentoalveolar ...
Tettamanti L - - 2012
Paediatric Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) is rare, but its incidence is increasing, bringing forward the issue of the common pathogenic factors. The aim of this study is to verify the actual incidence of oral carcinoma reported in paediatric patients up to the age of 15 by thoroughly reviewing the ...
Joe Stephanie A - - 2012
This article reviews a uniform way to describe nonallergic rhinitis in its various forms. The insights into its pathophysiology are briefly reviewed. A classification scheme for the different forms is provided. This is followed by descriptions of the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of nonallergic rhinitis.
Dhariwal R - - 2012
Oral submucous fibrosis is a chronic debilitating disorder which is usually seen in adults with areca nut chewing habit. A rapid upsurge in the popularity of commercial areca nut products, especially among the younger generation, is a cause of grave concern, as satisfactory management is still lacking. Hereby, two pediatric ...
Alvarez Efraín - - 2012
Oral leiomyoma is a benign smooth muscle tumor that occurs most frequently in the uterine myometrium, gastrointestinal tract, and skin. Incidence in the oral cavity is considered uncommon. Most cases are reported in adults, with very few cases described in children. A rare case of multiple leiomyomas localized on the ...
Iqbal Mudassir M Department of Neurology, St James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. - - 2012
Neurologic consequences of manganese toxicity have been recognized since 1837. A new form of presumed manganese poisoning has been reported in drug-addicted persons from Eastern Europe and the Baltic states who have intravenously injected self-prepared methcathinone hydrochloride (ephedrone), which is synthesized from pseudoephedrine hydrochloride using potassium permanganate as a potent ...
Kamenetsky Zvi Z Department of Internal Medicine, Bikur Cholim Hospital, 5 Strauss Street, Jerusalem, - - 2012
We present a case of eosinophilic pleural effusion due to valproic acid (VPA), a rare adverse event that has been reported previously. A 30-year-old male patient presented with respiratory symptoms and right-sided pleuritic pain, within days of initiation of VPA treatment for a generalized seizure. Chest radiography revealed a moderate-sized ...
You Byung-Chul - - 2012
Propofol (2,6-diisopropylphenol) is an ultrashort-acting sedative agent with sedative and amnestic effects that is used not only for anesthesia but also for sedation during minor outpatient procedures and endoscopic examinations. Rare cases of anaphylaxis following propofol administration have been reported in the medical literature. Documentation of anaphylaxis is often lacking ...
Bhargava Deepa - - 2011
Although Nasal symptoms induced by Non-allergic rhinitis| (NAR) are a cause of wide spread morbidity; the disease is trivialized. There is a lack of Epidemiological studies on the prevalence of non-allergic rhinitis. In spite of being one of the commonest conditions presenting to the General practitioner and otolaryngologists, the clinical ...
Bascones-Martínez A - - 2012
Multifocal epithelial hyperplasia (MEH), also known as Heck's disease, manifests as a papulonodular lesion in the oral mucosa and has been associated with the human papillomavirus, a virus related to various precancerous diseases in the oral cavity. It has a predisposition for the female gender and for children. Although the ...
Toledo Paloma - - 2011
The "What's New in Obstetric Anesthesia" lecture was established by the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology in 1975 to update members on the preceding year's medical literature. In 1995, the lecture was renamed in honor of Gerard W. Ostheimer, an obstetric anesthesiologist from Brigham and Women's Hospital who contributed ...
Vyas Sameer - - 2011
Spontaneous esophageal-pleural fistula (EPF) is a rare entity. We describe a case in a middle-aged female who presented with severe retrosternal chest pain and shortness of breadth. Chest computed tomography showed right EPF and hydropneumothorax. She was managed conservatively keeping the chest tube drainage and performing feeding jejunostomy. A brief ...
de Bot Cindy M A - - 2011
To cite this article: de Bot CMA, Moed H, Berger MY, Röder E, van Wijk RG, van der Wouden JC. Sublingual immunotherapy in children with allergic rhinitis: quality of systematic reviews. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2011; 22: 548-558. ABSTRACT: Systematic reviews have gained popularity as a way to combine the increasing ...
Grill Marie F - - 2011
The clinical manifestations of antibiotic-induced neurotoxic effects, the underlying mechanisms and management strategies have been reviewed. PubMed and OVID searches (January 1960-June 2010) were conducted using search terms such as antibiotics, side effects, neurotoxicity and encephalopathy which yielded approximately 300 articles. All relevant case reports, case series, letters and retrospective ...
Antonicelli L - - 2011
We report the case of a 46-year-old woman who treated her hair with a homemade egg-white based mask. After one year of weekly applications, the ingestion of egg triggered rhinitis, choking and systemic urticaria. Though the breakdown of oral tolerance to egg has been reported elsewhere in the literature, to ...
Savitz Julia A - - 2011
Polyethylene glycols (PEGs) are commonly utilized as a bowel prep prior to colonoscopy. They are generally well-tolerated, and reports of allergic reactions are rare. A recent search of the literature reveals only 4 prior reported cases of allergic reactions and only 1 other case of anaphylaxis. We report a second ...
Lundov M D - - 2011
In the early 2000s the preservative methylisothiazolinone (MI) was released as an individual preservative for industrial products and in 2005 permitted for use in cosmetic products. Up till then MI had only been used in combination with methylcholoroisthiazolinone (MCI). MCI/MI is one of the most frequent causes of preservative contact ...
Momenin Nima - - 2011
BACKGROUND: Transudative pleural effusions due to pleuroperitoneal communication occur in 1.6-10% of patients receiving peritoneal dialysis (PD) and usually have overtly elevated glucose concentrations. METHODS: We report two cases of verified pleuroperitoneal communication with minimally elevated pleural fluid glucose levels. We reviewed the literature of all PD patients with pleuroperitoneal ...
Campagna James D - - 2011
BACKGROUND: The practice of avoiding cephalosporin administration to penicillin-allergic patients persists despite the low rate of cross reactions between both groups of antibiotics. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this literature review is to evaluate the published evidence regarding the commonly held belief that patients with a history of an allergic reaction ...
Lee J K - - 2011
Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that can be rapid in onset and occasionally fatal. This is a review of the literature on the epidemiology of anaphylaxis, diagnostic criteria, mechanisms, and management. This current review of the literature is intended for clinicians, trainees, and researchers as a comprehensive review of ...
Chai Feng Yih - - 2011
The administration of intrapleural streptokinase (IPSK) is widely practiced in the management of loculated empyema thoracis. To our knowledge, there have been only 4 cases of hemorrhagic complications attributed to the administration of IPSK reported in the literature. In this article, we report a case of a 17-year-old girl who ...
Márquez-Medina Diego - - 2011
Pleural epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a really rare tumor of vascular origin and potentially aggressive behavior. We report the case of an 85 years old male patient diagnosed of pleural epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, taking advantage to review exhaustively literature and therapy for the disease.
Abu Samah N H - - 2011
Skin ageing is an irreversible process that is caused by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. The possibility of arresting or delaying skin ageing represents a large research area and has a big potential in the cosmetics sector. Recently, the polypeptide lysine-threonine-threonine-lysine-serine (KTTKS) has attracted a lot of attention and it ...
Khan Afroze Shah - - 2011
Viagra and PDE-5 inhibitors use has mushroomed since its launch over a decade ago. A growing body of evidence indicates significant morbidity associated with the side effect profile of this class of drug. Hearing loss associated with PDE-5 inhibitor use has recently been reported, but few studies have evaluated the ...
Al-Farsi Khalil - - 2011
Plasma cell myeloma is an uncommon disease which, besides primarily involving the bone marrow, has a tendency to involve other organs thus presenting with different clinical manifestations. While pleural effusions are infrequent in this disease, true myelomatous pleural effusions are extremely rare. We report the case of a middle-aged Omani ...
Kohli Parvinderjit S - - 2011
Erythema multiforme (EM) is an interesting dermatologic disease which has oral manifestations. EM is clinically characterized by a "minor" form and a "major" form. It presents a diagnostic dilemma because the oral cavity has the ability to produce varied manifestations. Infections (particularly herpes simplex and mycoplasma pneumonia) and drugs seem ...
Pelchovitz Daniel J - - 2011
Limited data exist on the safety and physiologic effects of caffeine in patients with known arrhythmias. The studies presented suggest that in most patients with known or suspected arrhythmia, caffeine in moderate doses is well tolerated and there is therefore no reason to restrict ingestion of caffeine. A review of ...
Ernst E - - 2011
Acupuncture is commonly used for pain control, but doubts about its effectiveness and safety remain. This review was aimed at critically evaluating systematic reviews of acupuncture as a treatment of pain and at summarizing reports of serious adverse effects published since 2000. Literature searches were carried out in 11 databases ...
Turkova Anna - - 2011
The aim is to compare the available evidence on the efficacy and safety of deoxycholate and lipid amphotericin B formulations (AMBF) in the treatment of invasive fungal disease (IFD) in neonates. The review also aims to summarize current practices and recommendations. To date most AMBF studies on neonates consist of ...
Adams Lee - - 2011
This article reviews the use of adjuvants to local anaesthesia for ophthalmic regional anaesthesia. Hyaluronidase, bicarbonate, epinephrine, muscle relaxants, opiates and clonidine have all been described singly and in combination for use as an adjuvant to ophthalmic regional anaesthesia. The article focuses on the efficacy of the adjuvants with regard ...
Kloth Nina - - 2011
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) have replaced diuretics and Β-blockers as first-line agents for treating hypertension. Cough is a recognised side effect of ACEI treatment, and because of this, patients often have their medication changed to an angiotensin II receptor blocker (AIIRB). Both ACEIs and AIIRBs are associated with angioedema. We ...
Rodgers George M - - 2011
Postoperative bleeding may occur from a number of etiologies. An uncommon cause of postoperative bleeding is immune-mediated coagulopathy resulting from reexposure to a topical hemostat containing bovine thrombin. Some patients may develop antibodies to bovine thrombin (and other bovine coagulation proteins present in the product) which cross-react with human coagulation ...
Atanasovski Marijana - - 2011
Tinea capitis is a common fungal infection in children but rare among neonates. We present a case of a 3-week-old infant with multiple scalp lesions for 1 week. A diagnosis of tinea capitis due to Microsporum canis was made based on clinical morphology, Wood's lamp, and biopsy with a positive ...
Deitte Lori A - - 2011
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Attending radiologist signature time (AST) is a variable and modifiable component of overall report turnaround time. Delays in finalized reports have potential to undermine radiologists' value as consultants and adversely affect patient care. This study was performed to evaluate the impact of notebook computer distribution and daily ...
Howard Alan - - 2011
The effects of fluoride are regularly discussed in newspapers. This paper reviews this coverage over a ten-year period and compares the content with contemporary scientific evidence. The reporting used in a sample of daily newspapers when the subject of fluoride and its effects were mentioned was analysed and factual statements ...
Bos-Clark Marianne - - 2011
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the recent literature since the 2009 Cochrane review regarding the effectiveness of voice therapy for patients with functional dysphonia. RECENT FINDINGS: A range of articles report on the effects of voice therapy treatment for functional dysphonia, with a wide range of interventions described. Only one ...
Chou Yueh-Hung - - 2011
Kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate) is a cation-exchange resin used to treat patients with hyperkalemia. Concomitant administration of kayexalate and sorbitol may induce gastrointestinal injury, which is potentially lethal. However, this well-documented complication is often underrecognized both clinically and pathologically. We propose a typical case along with colonoscopic photos and microscopic ...
Ishikawa Seiji - - 2011
Hypoxemia during one-lung ventilation (OLV) has become less common; however, it may still occur in about 10% of cases. We review recent developments which may affect the incidence and treatment of hypoxemia during OLV. Changes in surgical techniques are affecting oxygenation during OLV. The increased use of the supine position ...
Patel Jayna S - - 2011
Adverse drug reactions to the sulfonamide antibiotics are uncommon. When they do occur, they usually manifest as a rash or urticaria. Our review of the recent literature found that while sialadenitis is listed as a possible side effect of sulfonamide use, no actual case has ever been reported until now. ...
Wieske Luuk - - 2011
Strict glycemic control (SGC) is reported to have a beneficial effect on critical illness polyneuropathy/myopathy (CINM) and the duration of mechanical ventilation. The methodology used to diagnose CINM differs substantially in studies on this topic. This may influence the reported treatment effect. We reviewed literature on the effect of SGC ...
Burton Martin J - - 2011
The "Cochrane Corner" is a quarterly section in the Journal that highlights systematic reviews relevant to otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, with invited commentary to aid clinical decision making. This installment features an updated Cochrane Review titled "Sublingual Immunotherapy for Allergic Rhinitis," which strengthens conclusions of the original 2003 review that ...
Padovan Melissa - - 2011
To describe a rare association between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Two new cases of patients with RA who developed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), one receiving anti-TNFα agents, were reported. Only other five cases of this rare association have been previously described in literature. The simultaneous presence ...
Lima Pdl - - 2011
There is considerable evidence indicating an increase in neurodegenerative disorders in industrialized countries. The clinical symptoms and the possible mutagenic effects produced by acute poisoning and by chronic exposure to metals are of major interest. This study is a review of the data found concerning the genotoxic potential of three ...
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