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Bukar M - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Cephalo pelvic disproportion is still the leading indication for caesarean section in many developing countries and the contribution of pelvic typology may play some role in this regard. Our objective is to determine the proportion of pelvic types as seen in a tropical setting. METHOD: A retrospective review of ...
Malik Richard - - 2010
SURVEY AIMS: A questionnaire was sent to veterinarians in Australia to determine the approximate number of cats presenting for permethrin spot-on (PSO) intoxication over a 2-year period. Of the 269 questionnaires returned, 255 were eligible for analysis. A total of 207 respondents (81%) reported cases of PSO intoxication in cats ...
Desmarchelier Marion - - 2010
Although raptors have been protected for decades in Quebec they are still regular victims of poaching. The objective of this study was to characterize cases of raptor shootings in Quebec over the last 2 decades. We reviewed clinical files, radiographs, and pathology reports on 4805 free-flying birds of prey admitted ...
Cardin-Langlois Etienne - - 2010
Kindler syndrome is a rare, autosomal, recessive genodermatosis characterized by trauma-induced acral blisters in infancy and childhood, photosensitivity and progressive poikiloderma. Very few cases in the literature report an association with squamous cell carcinoma, even though it is a very well-known, long-term complication. A case involving a 23-year-old woman with ...
Bourne Emma - - 2010
Cardiovascular collapse from accidental local anesthetic toxicity is a rare but catastrophic complication of regional anesthesia. The long-acting amide local anesthetics bupivacaine, levobupivacaine and ropivacaine have differential cardiac toxicity, but all are capable of causing death with accidental overdose. In recent times, the chance discovery that lipid emulsion may improve ...
Kantelhardt P - - 2011
Critical incident monitoring is an important tool for quality improvement and the maintenance of high safety standards. It was developed for aviation safety and is now widely accepted as a useful tool to reduce medical care-related morbidity and mortality. Despite this widespread acceptance, the literature has no reports on any ...
Dunn A L - - 2010
Many patients with mild inherited bleeding disorders such as von Willebrand disease (VWD), mild haemophilia A (HA) and platelet function defects (PFD) undergo adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy (AT) procedures each year. Management of bleeding in these patients can be challenging, as little published data exist to guide haemostatic management during these ...
Rosenthal Victor D - - 2009
Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are considered a significant cause of mortality in hospitalized patients; however, the incidence of CLABSIs in limited-resource countries has not been explored analytically. Likewise, the appropriate interventions to prevent, control, and reduce CLABSIs have yet to be analyzed thoroughly. This review demonstrates that the CLABSI ...
Dehority Walter - - 2009
Fungi from the Zygomycetes class are increasingly recognized causes of infection in immunosuppressed children, but no comprehensive literature review and few case series have been published on the topic. A case series of 6 pediatric oncology patients with Zygomycetes infections cared for at our institution was constructed, and a concurrent ...
Nordon I M - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Lifelong imaging surveillance is currently recommended for all patients following endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVR). The modality, timing and overall necessity of surveillance has recently been brought into question. This review reports contemporary secondary intervention rates and explores surveillance imaging pick-up rates and reports the evidence supporting modified EVR ...
Buzgan Turan - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: Brucellosis is the most prevalent bacterial zoonosis worldwide. In this study, we aimed to compare our 1028 brucellosis cases with other big series in the literature in view of epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory findings and therapeutic features. METHODS: A total of 1028 brucellosis cases admitted to the Department of ...
Kusumaphanyo Chaiyapruk - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The present study is a part of the multi-centered study of model of anesthesia relating adverse events in Thailand by incident report (The Thai Anesthesia Incident Monitoring Study or Thai AIMS). The objective was to identify the frequency distribution, contributing factors, and factors minimizing incident of equipment failure/malfunction. MATERIAL ...
Hennipman Bernadette - - 2009
We report 3 cases of accidental intrathecal vincristine administration. All 3 patients died between 8 and 18 days after the incident because of decerebration. In the literature, we found 41 cases of accidental intrathecal injection of vincristine. These reports represent only a fraction of the existing problem. New in our ...
Belot Alexandre - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To study the pediatric presentation and evolution of relapsing polychondritis (RP), a rare inflammatory disease characterized by recurrent inflammation of cartilage. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively collected data from 10 patients observed in 3 French hospitals for relapsing polychondritis, with an age at onset <18 years. We also analyzed 37 ...
Reid J M - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The syndrome of limbic encephalitis (LE) associated with antibodies against voltage-gated potassium channels (VGKC-LE) has recently been described. The number of published cases is however small. We therefore aimed to review all cases seen at our centre and compare with published cases. METHODS: Retrospective cases of VGKC-LE ...
Isaacs Hart H - - 2010
Neurofibromatosis-1 (NF-1) is an autosomal-dominant genetic disorder with many different manifestations. Some may have evidence of the disease at birth. A 66-year (1942 to 2008) retrospective review of 36 patients including 7 fetuses and 29 neonates with NF-1 was performed. Only patients with NF-1 lesions detected before birth by imaging ...
Archana Rani - - 2010
PURPOSE: Parasellar interclinoid bars are significant in surgical management while dealing with the vascular, neoplastic or traumatic lesions of the central skull base and can also compress the surrounding structures giving rise to various clinical symptoms. The literature cites several case reports but systematic study of these bars has not ...
Martin Jo M - - 2009
Historical reviews suggest that tanning first became fashionable in the 1920s or 1930s. To quantitatively and qualitatively examine changes in tanning attitudes portrayed in the popular women's press during the early 20th century, we reviewed summer issues of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar for the years 1920, 1927, 1928, and 1929. ...
Wagner Todd H - - 2010
In 2001, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) formed the Central Institutional Review Board (CIRB) to conduct a single human subjects review for its multisite phase III oncology trials. The goal of this study was to assess whether NCI's CIRB was associated with lower effort, time, and cost in processing adult ...
Toita Takafumi - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To assess compliance with the radiotherapy protocol of a multi-institutional prospective study (JAROG0401/JROSG04-2), which investigated the efficacy and toxicity of definitive radiotherapy using high-dose-rate intracavitary brachytherapy (HDR-ICBT) for early-stage uterine cervical cancer patients. METHODS: Individual case reviews (ICRs) were performed on all 60 study participants. Radiotherapy data were submitted ...
Tena Daniel - - 2010
Necrotizing soft-tissue infection due to Vibrio parahaemolyticus is unusual. We report a case of necrotizing fasciitis due to V. parahaemolyticus in a 92-year-old woman with a history of chronic renal failure, diabetes mellitus and malnutrition. Clinical evolution was fulminant and the patient died 6 h after admission. A review of ...
Hamel Johanna - - 2009
Hans Biberstein first described the basaloid follicular hyperplasia overlying dermatofibromas in 1923 and published his extensive observations on the subject in 1931. Part of Josef Jadassohn's department in Breslau, he was forced to leave German by the National Socialist regime and spent the rest of his career in New York. ...
Karkhanis Salil - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Plain abdomen radiographs (PAR) have limited use in the setting of the emergency department. We conducted this study to look at the appropriateness of requests and its utilization in our emergency department. METHODOLOGY: We conducted a retrospective analysis of scanned emergency department notes between the period of December 2005 ...
Kapur N - - 2009
Foreign matter aspiration occurs relatively commonly in drowning and near-drowning events. In most cases, stomach contents are aspirated. Sand aspiration rarely occurs and there are no reported cases in children with near drowning. Limited data are available on clinical presentation and management of sand aspiration with accidental burial. We report ...
Windfuhr J P - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To identify patients undergoing arteriography to verify vascular complications of tonsillectomy, with an emphasis on pseudoaneurysm. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We undertook a retrospective analysis of the case records of 8837 patients who had undergone tonsillectomy between 1988 and 2004 at our institution, together with a review of expert reports ...
Jepson Rick - - 2009
Overheated dialysate has been reported as a cause of fatal hemolysis, both acute and chronic. However, published incidents are several decades old and only include cases where the dialysate was overheated above 47 degrees C or where the temperature was not reported This case study examines an incident where a ...
Farache Fernando H A - - 2009
Ficus microcarpa is an Asian fig tree that is ornamentally cultivated. The specific pollinator, Eupristina verticillata Waterston, and the non-pollinators Walkerella microcarpae Boucek and Philotrypesis emeryi Grandi, have been reported associated to F. microcarpa in Brazil. In here we report for the first time the occurrence of Odontofroggatia ishii Wiebes ...
Poirrier Anne-Lise - - 2009
Whooping cough is resurgent in the developed world. Systematic vaccination has changed its epidemiology, with the majority of cases now primarily affecting adolescents and adults. A 46-year-old male physiotherapist presented with a 1-week history of bothersome cough and respiratory difficulties, and a 51-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department ...
Kemp John G - - 2009
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare disease caused by deficiency in the production or function of C1 inhibitor. It predisposes individuals to paroxysmal acute attacks causing painful, debilitating, disfiguring, and life-threatening angioedema. Prodromes occurring hours to days before attacks have been described in the literature; however, their significance as predictive ...
Azad A Kalam - - 2009
Coastal aquaculture in Bangladesh consists mainly of two shrimp species (Penaeus monodon and Macrobrachium rosenbergii). Currently, there are about 16,237 marine shrimp (P. monodon) farms covering 148,093 ha and 36,109 fresh water shrimp (M. rosenbergii) farms covering 17,638 ha coastal area. More than 0.7 million people are employed in the ...
Garrison A P - - 2009
Mycobacterium abscessus is an ubiquitous organism found in the environment. This rapidly growing mycobacterium infrequently causes disease in humans; however, in immunocompromised hosts, disease can range from localized cutaneous lesions to disseminated infection. The organism is resistant to most antimycobacterial drugs and therapy can be limited by drug interactions. The ...
Amirjamshidi Abbas - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Child abuse with sewing needle is a rare but well-known homicide attempt threatening the life of victims. Information about diagnosis and treatment of such cases either in the acute or chronic phases is lacking and ambiguous in the literature. This study intends to report the experience of ...
Mehrotra Anushka - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To ascertain the known burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Africa and of spirometry use to indicate the possibility of further unpublished data becoming shortly available. METHOD: Literature review. RESULTS: Screening of 132 articles yielded 22 relevant articles, of which only six used spirometry based data. A ...
Wheeler Amanda - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To use structured implicit review following large-scale explicit audit of antipsychotic polyprescribing to: (1) determine the true rate of antipsychotic polytherapy that deviated from best practice for schizophrenia treatment; and (2) assess whether explicit antipsychotic polytherapy criterion was appropriate for identifying patients at risk for medication problems and assessing ...
Unger Zoë M - - 2009
Pseudolipomatosis is an artifactual microscopic change in tissues that resembles fatty infiltration, most often described in the gastrointestinal tract. The fatlike spaces represent air or gas bubbles that enter the mucosa through microscopic ruptures secondary to gaseous insufflation. We report a series of cases of pseudolipomatosis encountered in gynecologic tissues ...
Antopolsky Meir - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To question the existing practice to observe the victims of scorpion sting in the emergency department at least for 6 h. METHODS: Prospective study of all adult patients presenting to emergency department after scorpion sting during 3 years, and review of existing literature from Middle East countries. CONCLUSION: Serious ...
Rietjens J A C - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: In The Netherlands, physicians have to be convinced that the patient suffers unbearably and hopelessly before granting a request for euthanasia. The extent to which general practitioners (GPs), consulted physicians and members of the euthanasia review committees judge this criterion similarly was evaluated. METHODS: 300 GPs, 150 consultants and ...
Walsh Denise Susan - - 2009
Because of the increased level of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reported post disaster work, it is imperative that governmental and non-governmental agencies consider predisaster training of volunteers in not only clinical skills, but also communication and team building. When these concepts are combined with ongoing support post disaster, a decrease ...
Neuhut Rachel - - 2009
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a severe iatrogenic complication of treatment with antipsychotic medication. The purpose of this report is to examine the published cases of NMS in children and adolescents receiving atypical antipsychotic medication and review early warning symptoms, risk factors, and treatment in this population. An extensive review ...
Kraoua Ichraf - - 2009
Parkinsonism has been described in patients with Gaucher's disease (GD). We reviewed the 10 cases of patients with both parkinsonism and GD recorded in the French national GD registry, as well as 49 previously published cases. Relative to the general population, parkinsonism in GD patients (1) was more frequent, (2) ...
Abdelhamid Mohamed F - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Pseudoaneurysm (PA) after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a rare complication with incidence less than 1%. There is a potential for rupture, embolization, thrombosis or compression of cranial nerves. OBJECTIVE: We reviewed our experience and compare it to the literature to raise awareness of this rare though serious condition. It ...
Barahona M J - - 2009
We describe a 37-year-old man with a 4-month history of episodic muscular weakness, involving mainly lower-limbs. Hypokalemia was documented in one episode and managed with intravenous potassium chloride. Hyperthyroidism was diagnosed 4 months after onset of attacks because of mild symptoms. The patient was subsequently diagnosed as having thyrotoxic periodic ...
Probst Tahira M - - 2010
We examined accident under-reporting with data from 425 employees employed in 5 industries with above average risk for employee injuries. We expected that rates for unreported accidents would be higher than rates for reported accidents; and that organizational safety climate and perceptions of supervisor enforcement of safety policies would moderate ...
Bray Rodney A - - 2009
Cableia balistidicola n. sp. is described from Abalistes stellatus (type-host) off New Caledonia (type-locality) and the Great Barrier Reef and Pseudobalistes fuscus off New Caledonia and Rhinecanthus aculeatus off Moorea, French Polynesia. It is distinguishable by its large ventral sucker with a highly developed sphincter around the aperture. Cableia pudica ...
Elinav H - - 2009
Rhinocerebral mucormycosis is a rare disease, affecting almost exclusively patients with known predisposing conditions such as diabetes mellitus, immunocompromised status, haemochromatosis or major trauma. Subsequent to a case of rhinocerebral mucormycosis in a 78-year-old woman without any known risk factor, we reviewed the published English-language literature and found an additional ...
Fincham Christopher I - - 2009
BACKGROUND: For > 20 years, pharmaceutical companies and academic centers have been developing bradykinin antagonists. The patent literature on these molecules (up to and including 2004) has been analyzed previously in this journal in two review articles. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review is to provide an update (from 2005 ...
Dierickx Carl - - 2009
Although the intra-articular portion of the long head of the biceps (LHB) usually runs free, different types of fusions with the inferior surface of the capsule are known to be possible. Anatomic variations of this part of the LHB have been previously described and were nearly always considered to be ...
Neonakis I K - - 2009
Mycobacterium thermoresistibile is a non-tuberculous mycobacterium strongly associated with human infections. Since 1966, there have only been six reports of its isolation from clinical samples. We report on the first case from Europe and review all the previous cases. Identification was achieved with sequencing of the 16S rRNA and hsp65 ...
Weingart Saul N - - 2009
This article examines whether a patient safety "champion" on an ambulatory chemotherapy infusion unit can increase reporting of adverse events and close calls. Reporting rates increased substantially on both intervention and control units. It was accompanied by more reports of medical errors and conditions that worried staff and fewer reports ...
Ryu Won Hyung A - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: (1) To examine the variability in diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in primary care relative to that of an expert reviewer; and (2) to determine the incidence rate of mTBI in Ontario, Canada. METHOD: Potential mTBI cases were identified through reviewing three months of Emergency Department (ED) ...
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