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Cuffee Yendelela Y Center for Healthful Behavior Change, Department of Population Health, New York University School of Medicine, 227 East 30th Street, 6th floor, New York, NY, 10016, USA, - - 2014
A growing body of research demonstrates that psychosocial factors play an important role in the development of hypertension. Previous reviews have identified several key factors (i.e., occupational stress) that contribute to the onset of hypertension; however, they are now outdated. In this review, we provide an updated synthesis of the ...
Schindler B K BK PROOF-ACS GmbH, Tempowerkring 1, 21079 Hamburg, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2015
Mushrooms have, repeatedly, been shown to contain nicotine. Speculation about the source of contamination has been widespread, however the source of nicotine remains unknown. Previous studies indicate that putrescine, an intermediate in nicotine biosynthesis, can be formed in mushrooms, which might be metabolised to form nicotine. Thus, endogenous formation may ...
Athanasiou Antonios A Antonios Athanasiou, Adamantios Michalinos, Andreas Alexandrou, Sotirios Georgopoulos, Evangelos Felekouras, First Department of Surgery, Laikon University Hospital, Athens 11527, - - 2014
Arteriovenous fistulas between the inferior mesenteric artery and vein are rare, with only 26 primary and secondary cases described in the literature. Secondary fistulas occur following operations of the left hemicolon and manifest as abdominal pain, abdominal mass, gastrointestinal bleeding, colonic ischemia and portal hypertension. Symptom intensities are flow-dependent, and ...
Miller Ryan - - 2014
Patent foramen ovale is often seen in the population but rarely observed with right to left shunting in the absence of pulmonary hypertension. Our report describes such a case where a patient with progressive shortness of breath had resolution of symptoms upon percutaneous closure. A discussion of the case and ...
Khan Muhammad Faisal MF Department of Critical Care, King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi - - 2014
Patients with traumatic brain injury complicated by acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are not uncommon in intensive care unit (ICU). The ventilatory management of patients combined with both of these catastrophic conditions is not straightforward. Evidence-based permissive hypercapnia strategy for ARDS could be fatal in patients with intracranial hypertension. Adjunctive ...
Schonauer Claudio C Neurosurgical Unit, Santa Maria delle Grazie Hospital , Pozzuoli, Naples , - - 2014
Adult Idiopathic Occlusion of the Foramen of Monro (AIOFM) is a rare condition, with only few cases described in the modern literature. We propose that AIOFM may result from unilateral or bilateral occlusion of Monro foramina, as well as from progression of a monolateral hydrocephalus. Different surgical strategies may be ...
Vu Nicole - - 2014
Contamination of pharmaceuticals with microorganisms may lead to deleterious effects on the therapeutic properties of the drug, and may potentially cause injuries to intended recipients. Cases of contaminated nonsterile products have been reported in increasing numbers, and often associated with the presence of objectionable microorganisms. Methods for detection of these ...
Law Arjun Datt AD Department of Internal Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, - - 2014
Neuroparalytic snake bite is a common emergency situation encountered in India. Common krait (Bungarus caeruleus) and cobra (Naja naja) are important snakes causing neuroparalysis in North India. Despite severe neuroparalysis, patients who receive antivenin and ventilator support in time recover completely. Autonomic disturbances resulting in resting tachycardia, labile hypertension and ...
Belczak Sergio Quilici SQ Hospital Geral de Carapicuíba, Carapicuíba, SP, - - 2014
Coral reef aorta is described as an uncommon entity characterized by the presence of coarse calcifications, which are developed in the visceral aorta. These calcifications grow toward the lumen of the artery and can result in significant stenosis, so that causing malperfusion of the lower limbs, visceral ischemia or hypertension ...
Yoshino Tetsuhiro T 1 Center for Kampo Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine , Shinjuku, - - 2014
Abstract Background: The pathogenesis of licorice-induced pseudoaldosteronism is thought to involve the inhibition of 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 by glycyrrhetinic acid. Some risk factors have been reported, but differences between Japan and other countries have not been reported. Case Presentation: A 79-year-old woman was hospitalized because of pseudoaldosteronism with rhabdomyolysis ...
Pugazhenthan T T Department of Clinical Division, Central Leprosy Teaching and Research Institute, Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu, - - 2014
A very rare side-effect of amlodipine is dysguesia. A review of the literature produced only one case. We report a case about a female with essential hypertension on drug treatment with amlodipine developed loss of taste sensation. Condition moderately improved on stoppage of the drug for 25 days. We conclude ...
Speicher Matthew V MV OMS IV, 4170 City Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131-1610. - - 2014
Colonic varices, usually detected by means of colonoscopy, are extremely rare and typically indicative of portal hypertension or chronic hepatopathology. Even more rare are those cases with no underlying disease, or idiopathic colonic varices. The authors report a case of these unexplained varices found during colonoscopy of a 30-year-old man ...
Cai Tao T Department of Dermatology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, - - 2014
Vaginal paraganglioma is a rare and unusual tumor occurring in the vaginal wall. It is a solitary primary paraganglioma, especially in atypical sites. Herein, we report an unusual case of a 17-year-old woman who had not experienced vomiting, or hypertension. She was found to have an immobile solid mass in ...
Hinz Marty M Clinical Research, NeuroResearch Clinics, Inc., Cape Coral, FL, - - 2014
The subject of this literature review is the alleged relationship between L-tyrosine, phenelzine, and hypertensive crisis. Phenelzine (Nardil(®)) prescribing information notes: "The potentiation of sympathomimetic substances and related compounds by MAO inhibitors may result in hypertensive crises (see WARNINGS). Therefore, patients being treated with NARDIL should not take […] L-tyrosine ...
Duvall Melody G - - 2013
Restricted dietary intake is common among children with behavioral issues. Here we report a case of a severely autistic child who presented initially with limp but who soon developed cough, tachypnea, hypoxia, and tachycardia. An echocardiogram revealed evidence of pulmonary hypertension (PH) with severely dilated right ventricle and elevated right-sided ...
Iuliano Sherry L - - 2013
To present case studies of a 36-year-old woman and a 73-year-old man who presented with the syndrome of acromegaly, and to provide primary care nurse practitioners (NPs) with the understanding of the clinical and laboratory features needed for early recognition and treatment of this fascinating disease. A comprehensive review of ...
Thomas Theodoros - - 2013
Adrenocorticotropic hormone-producing extraadrenal paragangliomas are extremely rare. We present a case of severe hypercortisolemia due to ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone secretion by a nasal paraganglioma. A 70-year-old Caucasian woman, was emergently admitted to our department with supraventricular tachycardia, oedema of face and extremities and hypertensive crisis. Initial laboratory evaluation revealed severe ...
Butala Bina P - - 2013
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a rare headache syndrome characterized by prolonged elevation of intracranial pressure without related pathology in either the brain or the composition of cerebrospinal fluid. Herein, we provide a brief review of the clinical presentation of IIH and the anaesthetic considerations in a female posted for ...
Toalster Nicholas - - 2013
Periorbital and conjunctival oedema has been reported anecdotally by patients with raised intracranial pressure states. We present three clinical cases of this phenomenon and discuss the current evidence for pathways by which cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drains in relation to conjunctival oedema. We reviewed the available literature using PubMed, in regards ...
Sivarajan V Ben - - 2013
: The purpose of this review was to provide a systematic review of the literature regarding the use of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) in various specialized conditions, as part of the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society/Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Joint Statement on Mechanical Circulatory Support. : MEDLINE and PubMed. : ...
Kirton Adam - - 2013
Arteriopathies are the leading cause of childhood stroke but mechanisms are poorly understood. Fibromuscular dysplasias are non-inflammatory arteriopathies classically described in adults with a cerebral-renal distribution and distinct 'string-of-beads' angiographic appearance. Diagnostic characteristics of paediatric fibromuscular dysplasia are uncharacterized. We aimed to compare pathologically proven versus clinically suspected paediatric fibromuscular ...
Pérez-Bovet J - - 2013
Gliomatosis cerebri is defined as an infiltration, by an infiltrative glioma, of more than two cerebral lobes. Depending on response to treatment (chemotherapy and radiotherapy), clinical course may prolong over several months. Surgical excision has a very limited role in the management of this diagnosis. We present the case of ...
Pengo Martino F - - 2013
Pelvic-ureteric junction obstruction (PUJO) is rare in adults and may be seen when the diagnosis has been missed in childhood. Hypertension may be a feature of PUJO but limited data are currently available in literature to support its association. We report a case of a 29-year-old woman who presented with ...
Chandra Sharad - - 2013
Inferior vena caval thrombosis is an unusual complication of permanent pacemaker implantation. The clinical presentation due to thrombosis depends on the site of thrombus. We have described here a rare case of pacemaker lead associated thrombosis of inferior vena cava, its diagnostic work up and briefly reviewed the existing literature ...
Yi Xiaoping - - 2013
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children but rarely involves the adrenal. We describe a case of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS) of the right adrenal in a 5-year-old boy with a characteristic history of hypertension and recurrent fever. On surveillance imaging, a right adrenal mass was incidentally ...
Ahmed Syed Moied - - 2013
Children in rural India are a vulnerable group for snake bites. Improper elicitation of history and atypical presentations could lead to misdiagnosis and delay in treatment. We are reporting the case of an 8-year-old male child who presented with convulsions, unconsciousness and hypertension who was initially managed as a case ...
Al-Jabri Samiya - - 2013
Ocular ischaemic syndrome (OIS) is a relatively uncommon condition. Simultaneous bilateral involvement is even less common and has been reported in only 22% of all cases of OIS. It has variable clinical presentations, of which visual loss and ocular pain are the most common. It is believed to occur when ...
Doane John - - 2013
Four patients experienced visual hallucinations that appear to have been precipitated by lisinopril. Other cases of visual hallucinations have been reported with other angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. Older patients, particularly those with a history of either dementia or mild cognitive impairment, may be at higher risk. Hallucinations resolved within 1 ...
Jörg Rinaldo - - 2013
BACKGROUND Signs of nervous system dysfunction such as headache or convulsions often occur in severe systemic hypertension. Less recognized is the association between severe hypertension and peripheral facial nerve palsy. The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature on the association of peripheral facial palsy with severe ...
Camara-Lemarroy Carlos Rodrigo - - 2013
Autoimmune vasculitides can have diverse neurological manifestations, including posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES). Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is an uncommon vasculitis rarely associated with PRES. Common clinical features of TA include hypertension, audible arterial bruits, absence of peripheral pulses, claudication of the extremities, reduced blood pressure in one or both arms, ...
Bin Salleh Hashim - - 2013
ABSTRACT: Dehydration from fluid loss secondary to glycosuria is the central pathogenesis of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Decreased oral intake and increased insensible water loss are also common in DKA. Severe dehydration should lead to hypovolemia and hypotension. We present a case of DKA with severe dehydration and hypertension in contrast ...
Hariskov Stefan - - 2013
Present knowledge about intraoperative management, morbidity, and mortality of patients with undiagnosed catecholamine-producing tumors is mostly based on published case reports and anecdotal evidence. The aim was to summarize the management and outcomes of reported cases and analyze for practice patterns, deduct useful management recommendations as applicable. The Medline database ...
Gallucci Giuseppina - - 2013
Sunitinib is a multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor widely used in clear cell renal carcinoma and in imatinib-resistant gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Sunitinib-associated cardiotoxicity has been recognized and includes hypertension, left ventricular dysfunction and congestive heart failure; nevertheless, few data exist in the literature regarding the role of preeclampsia-related angiogenic factors in ...
Jaimovich Roberto R Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, FLENI Neurological Institute, Dr. Raúl Carrea Neurological Investigation Institute, 2325 Montañeses St, Buenos Aires, Argentina. - - 2013
The objectives of this study were to present a case of a solitary intraventricular schwannoma with a review of the literature and to analyse the current theories of its origin. A 16-year-old male patient, without any pathological, genetic or familial history of significance, presented with symptoms of intracranial hypertension and ...
Marti G - - 2012
Ritalin® (methylphenidate) is an amphetamine-like prescription stimulant commonly used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adults. Recently, the recreational use of Ritalin has increased, particularly among young adults. Well-known symptoms of intoxication include signs of sympathetic nervous stimulation, such as agitation, anxiety, tachycardia, hypertension, headache, ...
Tse C - - 2013
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic disease that affects multiple organ systems including the central nervous system. We present a case of a young male with a new diagnosis of SLE presenting as intracranial hypertension (IH). Review of the literature suggests an association between SLE and IH and prompts ...
Udupa Sujatha - - 2012
Adrenal myelolipoma (AML) is a rare benign tumor composed of mature adipose and hematopoietic tissue. Most of these patients are asymptomatic and the tumors are non-secreting. We present a case with a large functional adrenal myelolipoma, wherein the patient was hypertensive and biochemistry revealed increase in 24 hours urinary Vanillylmandelic ...
Winter Robert B - - 2012
STRUCTURED ABSTRACT:: Study Design. Case report.Objective. To demonstrate a 36-year follow-up of a rare operation.Summary of Background Data. There have been no reports of follow-up of pediatric hemivertebra excision and fusion into mid-adult life.Methods. A chart and radiological review at 36 years following surgery.Results. The patient is alive and well ...
Sahai S S DCA Imaging Research Centre, 10-B Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110 001, India. E-mail: - - 2013
Congenital infiltrating lipomatosis of the face (CIL-F) is a rare lipomatous lesion with diffuse fatty infiltration of tissues and hyperplasia of underlying bone. We report clinical and CT findings in an unusual case of CIL-F presenting with progressive hemifacial asymmetry, manifesting as severely restricted mouth opening owing to exophytic temporomandibular ...
Bojanini Esteban Uribe - - 2012
We report the case of a woman with history of hypertension and hyperlipidemia presenting with recurrent episodes consistent clinically with cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), and MRI changes suggestive of ischemia versus vasculitis as their cause. No anatomical neurological, rheumatic, cardioembolic, or arteriosclerotic etiologies could be determined by extensive workup. Incidentally, the ...
Cabán-Martinez Alberto J AJ Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA. - - 2012
A case report--a brief written note that describes unique aspects of a clinical case--provides a significant function in medicine given its rapid, succinct, and educational contributions to scientific literature and clinical practice. Despite the growth of, and emphasis on, randomized clinical trials and evidenced-based medicine, case reports continue to provide ...
Ballas R - - 2012
We report a unique case, never before published, of sternoclavicular joint fixation K-wire migration to the pelvic region, in a 56 year-old man. Two years previously, sternoclavicular dislocation had been fixed by three wires. A transitory episode of precordial thoracic pain followed by iterative abdominal pain accompanied the migration. Extraction ...
Tel A - - 2011
Tenosynovial giant cell tumour (TGCT) is a rare benign proliferative disorder of the synovium characterised by destructive invasion by synovial-like mononuclear cells. Two variants have been distinguished: a localized (TGCT-L) and a diffuse (TGCT-D) type. TGCT usually affects adults with a peak incidence in the fifth and sixth decades of ...
Siegel S Jeffrey - - 2011
Talar dome pathology involving the medial half of the talus is a common occurrence. Direct visualization of this region of the ankle joint can be challenging because of anatomical constraints. Many lesions can be seen arthroscopically and, with the aid of a distractor, can be successfully treated. However, because of ...
Lotz M M Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA. - - 2012
This review is focused on advances in understanding the biology of joint homeostasis and osteoarthritis (OA) pathogenesis mechanisms that have led to proof of concept studies on new therapeutic approaches. The three selected topics include angiogenesis in joint tissues, biomechanics and joint lubrication and mitochondrial dysfunction. This new information represents ...
Farrelly Erin - - 2011
This case report describes the reimplantation of a 15-cm osteoarticular segment of the distal tibia in a 14-year-old girl who was hit by a truck. The bone fragment was debrided and reimplanted on the day of injury. A free flap was performed within 1 week. Bony union was achieved without ...
Dearden Paul M C - - 2011
We present a case of distal clavicle osteolysis following treatment of a chronic acromioclavicular joint dislocation with a synthetic ligament. The relevant literature is reviewed and discussed.
van Ooij Bas - - 2011
Arthroereisis is an operation to prevent abnormal pronation in the subtalar joint in children and adults with symptomatic flexible flatfeet. In the present report, we describe an uncommon late complication of a former variation of this procedure, namely the case of an adult male who experienced migration of a xenogeneic ...
Hariri A - - 2011
The authors report a case of trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis in a 58-year-old woman with low functional demand. The patient had a proximal row carpectomy for posttraumatic radiocarpal arthritis. The authors decided to perform arthroplasty using a total GUEPAR trapeziometacarpal prosthesis to conserve carpal stability of the first column. Eight years after ...
Dallaverde Neto Ernesto - - 2011
Monoarthritis remains a diagnostic challenge in Rheumatology and Orthopedics. The author reports a case of septic arthritis due to Streptococcus bovis after several episodes of joint effusion treated with hyaluronic acid (Hylan G-F 20) and methylprednisolone acetate in a 69-year-old patient with liver cirrhosis due to hepatitis C virus. Neither ...
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