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Smith Suzanne M - - 2012
A 71-year-old white male presented to the emergency department complaining of a worsening lower extremity rash. Thirteen days before presentation, the patient was placed on Multaq (dronedarone) for his paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Biopsy-proven leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LV) was diagnosed, and causes for the condition other than drug-induced were investigated and ruled ...
Chang Richard Shek-Kwan - - 2012
Lamotrigine, as a new generation anticonvulsant, has been widely used in treating epilepsy. It is also a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder. Common adverse effects include nausea and vomiting, dyspepsia, insomnia, somnolence, and rash. However, drug-induced lupus (DIL) due to lamotrigine has been rarely reported. We report a case of ...
Senthilkumaran Subramanian S Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Sri Gokulam Hospital & Research Institute, Salem, - - 2013
Vaginal bleeding as the result of a leech infestation is rare. Here we present two cases of hypovolemic shock with severe anemia requiring blood transfusion due to leech infestation. We also briefly review sparse literature available on this entity.
Kim Ki Bae - - 2012
Ceftriaxone is widely used in patients for the treatment of serious gram-negative infections. Ceftriaxone can induce some potential side effects, including neurotoxicity, however, nonconvulsive status epilepticus has rarely been reported. We report a case of acute reversible neurotoxicity associated with ceftriaxone. A 65-yr-old woman with chronic kidney disease developed altered ...
Kepez Alper - - 2012
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is a rare and usually physical or emotional stress-induced clinical disorder characterized by transient left ventricular dysfunction and apical segment ballooning. Much is still unknown regarding risk factors and clinical relationships. Recently, an association between TC and malignancies has been proposed. We present a case of lung ...
Zochodne Douglas W - - 2012
This is a brief review of several novel strategies for therapeutic approaches to axonal damage in peripheral neuropathies. Although not comprehensive, the review addresses the challenges in axonal regrowth, newly identified roadblocks to regeneration and the concept of collateral reinnervation to restore lost neurological function.
Ellanti Prasad - - 2012
Bilateral simultaneous ruptures are rare comprising less than 1% of all Achilles tendon ruptures. Risk factors for bilateral ruptures include chronic diseases and medications such as corticosteroids and fluoroquinolones. There is little in the literature on the long-term functional outcome of bilateral Achilles tendon ruptures. This article present a series ...
Jain Abhishek Kumar - - 2012
Thiazolidinone is considered as a biologically important active scaffold that possesses almost all types of biological activities. Successful introduction of ralitoline as a potent anti-convulsant, etozoline as a antihypertensive, pioglitazone as a hypoglycemic agent and thiazolidomycin activity against streptomyces species proved potential of thiazolidinone moiety. This diversity in the biological ...
Ahonen Jouni - - 2012
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the literature regarding the use of recombinant activated factor FVII (rFVIIa) in the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). RECENT FINDINGS: The previous and recent case reports and case series suggest a potential benefit of rFVIIa in the management of severe PPH refractory to standard treatment. ...
Thyssen Jacob P - - 2012
For those chemicals identified in point 2 above, to collect and critically analyse clinical and statistical evidence on the incidence and morbidity (clinical picture) of skin contact allergy (contact dermatitis) cases in the EU before (at least 3 years) and after the limits were set, so as to allow an ...
Wu Justin C Y - - 2012
See article in J. Gastroenterol. Hepatol. 2012; 27: 626-641.
Su Yu-Xiong - - 2012
Submandibular gland obstruction caused by foreign body is relatively uncommon. We discuss the diagnosis and management of foreign body-induced submandibular sialadenitis by an illustrative case report and review of the literature. We report a case of a patient who suffered from obstructive submandibular sialadenitis caused by an intraglandular fish bone, ...
Pan Yan - - 2012
In Australia bufexamac is mainly used for pharmacist-initiated local treatment of various dermatoses. The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recently recommended that marketing authorisation for bufexamac-containing preparations be revoked throughout the European Union because of the risk of severe allergic contact dermatitis. We retrospectively reviewed ...
Rhodes Julia - - 2013
Lupus vulgaris is one of the most common forms of cutaneous tuberculosis. It presents a diagnostic challenge due to its paucibacillary nature. This is a report of a case of a delayed diagnosis of lupus vulgaris, presenting as perianal and peristomal plaques, followed by a review of the diagnostic tools ...
Hodges Eric A - - 2012
This literature review summarizes clinical recommendations for adequate physical activity and reviews recently published studies that focus on identifying common factors associated with physical activity levels among preschoolers in the United States and Canada. Currently, there is inconsistency in both the definition of and recommendations for physical activity. In addition, ...
Jacob Sharon E - - 2012
  We present four cases of children less than 2 years of age, seen in four different practices, with a similar, unique, and specific presentation of diaper dermatitis, all while using Pampers Baby Dry with Drymax™ technology. To date, no reported cases exist of allergic contact dermatitis to Pampers Dryweave™ in ...
Rhodes Ryan E - - 2012
Intention is theorised as the proximal determinant of behaviour in many leading theories and yet intention-behaviour discord is prevalent. The purpose of this review was to retrieve, theme and appraise the variables that have been evaluated as the potential moderators of the intention-behaviour relationship in the physical activity (PA) domain. ...
Queirós Gustavo - - 2012
Cyclosporine-induced haemolysis is a very rare adverse reaction. The few published cases in the literature are described in the context of haemolytic-uraemic syndrome in transplanted patients. We report a case of cyclosporine-induced haemolytic anaemia in a 9-year-old girl being treated for severe dermatomyositis.
Abourjaili Georges - - 2012
Hemolytic anemia is a known complication after valve replacement, but the incidence of hemolysis following valve repair is unknown. A case involving mitral annuloplasty complicated by hemolytic anemia, which resolved after replacement of the valve, is presented. Only 70 cases of hemolysis after mitral valve repair have been reported in ...
Yeo Cheng Hong - - 2012
We are reporting a case of nonabsorbable suture-induced osteomyelitis in patient who had an open rotator cuff repair with nonabsorbable Ethibond anchor suture. Patient in this case presented with very subtle clinical features of osteomyelitis of the left proximal humerus 15 years after initial rotator cuff repair surgery. Literature had ...
Al Azkawi Hanan - - 2012
Hypocalcemia is a rare but reversible cause of dilated cardiomyopathy with limited cases being reported in the literature. Vitamin D deficiency is the main cause of hypocalcemia in almost all reported cases. We report a newborn presented with hypocalcemia-induced dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to vitamin D deficiency. After calcium and vitamin ...
Adelowo Olufemi - - 2012
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has rarely been reported among African blacks. However, recent reports may indicate otherwise. Digital gangrene in lupus patients has been reported in different populations and has mostly been seen in patients with long-standing lupus. Digital gangrene as the initial presentation of SLE has rarely been reported, ...
Osiro Stephen - - 2012
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)-induced pancreatitis in patients with AIDS is a known entity with poor prognosis. We report a case of a 43-year-old woman with AIDS and CMV viremia who was evaluated for hypotension and found to have severe necrotizing pancreatitis. The authors have also conducted a MEDLINE search for CMV-induced pancreatitis ...
Nehete Rajendra - - 2012
In bilateral thumb amputations, the functional impairment is serious and every attempt should be made to reconstruct the thumb. We report a case of bilateral post traumatic thumb amputation, reconstructed with bilateral second toe transfer. Only two such cases have been reported in literature so far. Though there are various ...
Gude D - - 2011
Antitubercular therapy (ATT) induced hepatotoxicity, although well known to clinicians, is often over looked and underrated. Given the low threshold of starting ATT, especially empirically, the adverse manifestations can take a considerable toll. A variety of associated risk factors compound the morbidity. We throw light on one such a case ...
Gonçalves Mariangela Barbi - - 2012
The cavernous sinus (CS) has one of the most complex anatomical networks of the skull base and because of the diversity of its contents is involved in many pathological processes. Nevertheless, anatomical literature concerning the CS is still controversial, so a systematic literature review was performed to find out the ...
MacDonald A H - - 2011
In this brief review, we explain the theoretical basis for the notion that spin-transfer torques (STTs) and giant-magnetoresistance effects can, in principle, occur in circuits containing only normal and antiferromagnetic (AFM) materials, and for the notion that antiferromagnets can play a role in STT phenomena in circuits containing both ferromagnetic ...
Scott David R - - 2011
In the wake of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, national attention has increasingly focused on adverse-event reporting as a means of identifying systems changes to improve patient safety. However, physicians and residents have demonstrated meager involvement in this effort. In 2008-2009, the authors measured participation in ...
Staender Sven - - 2011
Incident reporting can be a powerful tool to detect weaknesses in the complex system of anaesthesiology. Having its roots in aviation, incident reporting today is used in a variety of medical disciplines at the local and even on the national level. Strength of incident reporting is the potential for learning ...
Jain Arsh - - 2011
Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) reporting has been implemented by laboratories and jurisdictions around the world. The purpose of this review is to summarize the recent literature evaluating the association between eGFR reporting and outcomes, specifically assessing its impact on nephrology referrals and characteristics of the referred population. Eight studies ...
Alperson Sunny Y - - 2011
This article compares and contrasts two systematic reviews of t'ai chi (TC) interventions on bone mineral density in postmenopausal women. The aim is to examine how chosen quality rating instruments can impact systematic reviews of TC literature. The rating instruments in the reviews, the three-item scale of Jadad et al. ...
Walker Mark - - 2011
Between 1997 and 2002, 16 cases of acute childhood leukemia were diagnosed in children who either lived in Churchill County, Nevada at the time of diagnosis or had lived in the county before their diagnosis. The cases were characterized as a cluster of like illnesses and the probability of having ...
Hill Robert A - - 2011
Covering: January 2009 to December 2009. Previous review: Nat. Prod. Rep., 2010, 27, 79-132.
Bell Graham - - 2011
This review will attempt to put the various systems that allow clinicians to assess errors, omissions, or avoidable incidents into context and where possible, look for areas that deserve more or less attention and resource specifically for those of us who practice pediatric anesthesia. Different approaches will be contrasted with ...
Tepoel Megan R W - - 2011
A systematic literature review was conducted to examine all academic, peer-reviewed studies of seasonal or monthly variation in the prevalence of gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, or eclampsia. The objective was to test the hypothesis that prevalence rates are highest during the winter months in non-tropical regions and during wet or humid ...
Jin Zhong - - 2011
Covering: July 2007 to June 2010. Previous review: Nat. Prod. Rep., 2009, 26, 382-445.
Jin Zhong - - 2011
Covering: July 2008 to June 2010. Previous review: Nat. Prod. Rep., 2009, 26, 363-381.
Liu Jinsong - - 2011
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a highly prevalent functional disorder with poor understanding on its pathogenesis and pathology. China has huge amount of population and have a lot of literatures on IBS in Chinese publications. The aim of this article was to review the reported investigations on IBS in China ...
Saokaew Surasak - - 2011
Background: The use of herbal products continues to expand rapidly across the world and concerns regarding the safety of these products have been raised. In Thailand, Thai Vigibase, developed by the Health Product Vigilance Center (HPVC) under the Thai Food and Drug Administration, is the national database that collates reports ...
Donner Barbara - - 2011
PURPOSE: This study evaluated the safety of oseltamivir during the 2009 influenza pandemic. METHODS: Case reports were obtained from the Roche safety database. The incidence of adverse events (AEs) during the pandemic (1 May 2009 to 31 December 2009) was compared with that beforehand (during previous influenza seasons) for USA ...
Tadayon Keyvan - - 2011
In 1931 Carpantier reported bovine TB (BTB) in Iranian cattle. Some eighty years on with a national test-and-slaughter programme in place for over four decades, the efforts to vanquish Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) infection in cattle have been in vain as the vast majority of the 30 Iranian provinces still ...
Bullard Stephen A - - 2011
Abstract Adults of Lecithochirium floridense (Digenea: Hemiuridae) parasitized the stomach in each of 22 necropsied lionfish, Pterois cf. volitans (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae) (prevalence = 100%, mean intensity = 11), captured in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, off Beaufort, North Carolina (N34º14.83'; W76º35.25'). This is the first report of a digenean from the ...
Reinholdz Hanna K - - 2011
AIMS: To review the literature on detection of risky drinking to compare early identification based on everyday clinical encounters with systematic screening. We also reviewed specific clinical signs that have been suggested to be used as indicators of risky drinking. METHODS: A literature review was performed in PubMed and CINAHL ...
Tunks Robert D - - 2011
Background: Acute rheumatic fever (ARF), a major cause of acquired heart disease worldwide, remains a significant public health problem. However, the precise incidence of ARF in Africa, where a large number of cases occur, remains unknown. We hypothesize that focused attention on non-cardiac features of ARF, namely joint manifestations and ...
Ibrahimova Aybaniz - - 2011
The objective of the study was to compare national and state-level estimates of self-reported and observed seatbelt use for 2008. Self-reported seatbelt use from the 2008 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System was compared with 2008 observed seatbelt use published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The ratio of self-reported ...
Millar Neil - - 2011
In this pilot study, a collection of peer-reviewed articles from the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association was analyzed by computer to identify the more commonly occurring words and phrases. The results were compared to a reference collection of general English in order to identify the vocabulary which is distinctive ...
Zwart Dorien L M - - 2011
Centralised incident reporting in a Dutch collaboration of nine out-of-hours services yielded very few incident reports. To improve incident reporting and the awareness of primary caregivers about patient safety issues, a local incident-reporting procedure was implemented. To compare the number and nature of incident reports collected in a local incident-reporting ...
Parhar Anu - - 2011
Occupational asthma is a common, but probably under-recognized problem. To identify the factors that suggest work-related asthma when a pulmonologist encounters an adult patient with new-onset asthma, and to identify the barriers to recognizing and reporting such cases. A postal questionnaire was sent to all pulmonologists in Canada. The questionnaire ...
Phung Olivia J - - 2011
BACKGROUND:: Updating a systematic review may be necessary when newer evidence is available. Several barriers to conducting updated systematic reviews have been hypothesized. AIMS:: To conduct an Internet survey to identify the relationship between author and study characteristics and the intent to update a systematic review, to quantify this relationship, ...
Ragg Philip - - 2011
Since 1960, the collection and analysis of mortality data for anesthesia in Australia has been of significant benefit to practising anesthetists. These figures include pediatric deaths which fortunately have been rare and often inevitable because of severe underlying disease and patient risk factors. The reporting of critical incidents and serious ...
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