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Barthel Erik R ER Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, Torrance, California, - - 2014
Medical negligence claims are of increasing concern to surgeons. Although noneconomic damage awards in California are limited by the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) law to $250,000, the total amount of such settlements can increase significantly based on claims for economic damages. We reviewed negligence litigation involving California surgeons ...
Chen Yen-Chun YC Department of Medicine, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Chiayi, - - 2014
Veillonella parvula, an anaerobic, Gram-negative coccus is part of the normal flora of the oral, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and genitourinary tracts in humans and animals. We herein present a case of epidural abscess caused by V. parvula in a 68-year-old man with sinus squamous cell carcinoma who presented with a 3-week ...
Navanukroh O O Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, - - 2014
Cunninghamella bertholletiae is a rare cause of invasive mucormycosis. We report the case of a 42-year-old Thai woman who suffered from disseminated C. bertholletiae infection. The patient developed dry cough, sharp shooting pain in the left buttock referred to the left leg, and fever 1 month after undergoing deceased-donor kidney transplantation. Radiographic ...
Oppek Kirsten K From the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (KO, GK, OP) and the Department of Neurology (AZ), Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, - - 2014
Bupropion is an effective and well-tolerated second-generation antidepressant generally assumed to be without abuse potential. In the past years, several case reports about the recreational use of bupropion, mainly via nasal insufflation, have been published. Last year, a first case of intravenous bupropion dependence was reported. We present another case ...
Doern Christopher D CD Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Department of Pathology, Richmond, VA - - 2014
Lactobacilli are low-virulence, commensal organisms of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts and are commonly used as "probiotic supplements". Herein, we describe an episode of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis with bacterial super-infection secondary to administration of Lactobacillus rhamnosus in an 11 month old female with trisomy 21.
Gallagher Kaitlin - - 2014
Intraoperative volume administration has long been a topic of debate in the field of anesthesia. Only recently, however, has the conversation shifted to a discussion of appropriate intraoperative volume. A thorough review of the literature explores the history of today's widely accepted fluid administration equation and discusses possible explanations and ...
Zuckerman Matthew - - 2014
Abstract We present a case of failed prehospital treatment of fentanyl induced apnea with intranasal (IN) naloxone. While IN administration of naloxone is becoming more common in both lay and pre-hospital settings, older EMS protocols utilized intravenous (IV) administration. Longer-acting, higher potency opioids, such as fentanyl, may not be as ...
Shah Nihar N Department of Gastroenterology, Saint Michael's Medical Center, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Seton Hall University, New Jersey, - - 2014
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) has been utilized in patients with recurrent and refractory Clostridium difficile colitis. It is increasingly being used in patients with initial clinical presentation of severe colitis. Herein, we report a case of severe C. Difficile colitis successfully treated with IVIG with a review of the medical literature ...
Killick Neil N Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Otolaryngology, Tameside General Hospital, Ashton Under - - 2014
This article presents the case of a 3-year-old girl with mid-facial and lower eyelid swelling which was unresponsive to initial antibiotic treatment. She was referred to the on-call otolaryngology team with presumed sinus pathology and orbital cellulitis. After starting intravenous antibiotics a maxillofacial review was arranged and a carious tooth ...
Barbee Meagan S MS Department of Pharmaceutical Services, Emory Healthcare, and Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 1364 Clifton Road NE, B712, Atlanta, GA 30322, - - 2014
Several classes of antineoplastic agents are universally referred to as vesicants with ample supporting literature. However, the literature surrounding the taxanes is controversial. While the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy Administration Safety Standards and the Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice identify the ...
Kim H Joon - - 2013
Ecthyma gangrenosum is a cutaneous manifestation of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection that is extremely rare in the periorbital region. The authors present a 48-year-old woman with a newly diagnosed acute promyelocytic leukemia with necrosis of her bilateral upper and lower eyelids and the lacrimal system. Following treatment with intravenous antibiotic ...
Freedman Stephen B - - 2013
To explore the risk of cardiac arrhythmias associated with ondansetron administration in the context of recent recommendations for identification of high-risk individuals. We conducted a postmarketing analysis and systematically reviewed the published literature, grey literature, manufacturer's database, Food and Drug Administration Adverse Events Reporting System, and the World Health Organization Individual Safety ...
Matsumura Toru - - 2013
Purpose: We evaluated the safety of gadopentetate dimeglumine (Gd-DTPA), the first contrast agent for magnetic resonance imaging, using pharmacovigilance data for spontaneously reported adverse events (AEs) after 120 million cumulative administrations worldwide. Methods: We analyzed spontaneously reported AEs for Gd-DTPA for pre-specified time periods between 1988 and 2011. Results: Since ...
Valdés Devesa Victoria - - 2013
The objective of this study was to review management and results of surgical therapy of intravenous leiomyomatosis (IVL). A retrospective review of five patients treated at the Mayo Clinic between 2002 and 2012 and a literature review from 1970 to the present were performed. IVL is a rare condition, often ...
Ogboli-Nwasor E - - 2013
Mistakes in the identification and administration of drugs may be fatal. This is especially so in the practice of anaesthesia. This is a report of 2 cases of near fatality due to mistakes in drug administration from look-alike medications. To highlight the significance of medication errors in our practice and ...
Corbonnois G - - 2013
Acute glaucoma angle closure is a rare complication of anaesthesia and multimodal analgesia. However it is a medical emergency, hence any delay in its treatment may have catastrophic consequences. We present a case of postoperative glaucoma, which had evolved to permanent blindness. We also reviewed the French pharmacovigilance database between ...
Nguyen James - - 2013
Dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) is a successful technique for detection of ischemia in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). There are some data that administration of β-blocker after peak infusion of dobutamine can improve sensitivity. The goal of this manuscript is to review the current literature in regard to ...
Matos António P - - 2013
Intravenous leiomyomatosis is a rare growth pattern of benign uterine leiomyomas. Approximately 300 cases of intravenous leiomyomatosis have been reported in the English literature; however, there have only been a few in radiology journals. Even more rare is its extension through the inferior vena cava and heart chambers. Radiologic diagnosis ...
Bsc Jessica Widdifield - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: Toevaluate the quality of the methods and reporting of published studies that validate administrative database algorithms for rheumatic diseasecase ascertainment. METHODS: We systematically searched MEDLINE,Embase and the reference lists of articles published from 1980 to 2011. We included studies that validated administrative data algorithms for rheumatic disease case ascertainment ...
Meziane L - - 2013
Febrile ulceronecrotic Mucha-Habermann disease (FUMHD) is a rare subtype of pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta, characterized by an acute onset of ulceronecrotic papules, rapidly coalescing into large ulcers with necrotic crusts, associated with high fever and severe systemic symptoms. We report a case of a 65-year-old woman with a resistant ...
Anagnostis Panagiotis - - 2013
We report a case of severe eyelid oedema due to Graves' ophthalmopathy (GO). The aim was to present a case report and review of the literature about eyelid oedema due to GO. The case report includes a history of patient data and literature review. The patient was offered intravenous methylprednisolone ...
Demirkiran Fuat F Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, 34303 Istanbul, Turkey ; Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Acıbadem Kadıkoy Hospital, Istanbul, - - 2013
Introduction. Intravenous leiomyomatosis with cardiac extension is an extremely rare uterine tumor. We report here a case of intravenous leiomyoma extending to the right atrium, diagnosed in a patient having leiomyoma. Case Presentation. A 39-year-old woman with no symptoms and a past medical history of two myomectomy operations (7 and ...
Sibley Ted - - 2012
Abstract We present a case of successful prehospital treatment of hypoglycemia with intranasal (IN) glucagon. Episodes of hypoglycemia can be of varying severity and often requires quick reversal to prevent alteration in mental status or hypoglycemic coma. Glucagon has been shown to be as effective as glucose for the treatment ...
King Andrew M - - 2012
4-Aminopyridine (4-AP) selectively blocks voltage-gated potassium channels, prolongs the action potential, increases calcium influx, and subsequently, enhances interneuronal and neuromuscular synaptic transmission. This medication has been studied and used in many disease processes hallmarked by poor neuronal transmission in both the central and peripheral nervous systems including: multiple sclerosis (MS), ...
Bohm Nicole M - - 2012
OBJECTIVE:To report a possible interaction between warfarin and ceftaroline, resulting in hemarthrosis, and provide readers with an understanding of mechanisms of interaction between cephalosporins and warfarin.CASE SUMMARY:Ceftaroline was prescribed for an 85-year-old female with a therapeutic international normalized ratio (INR) hospitalized for the treatment of cellulitis. She was subsequently readmitted ...
Finley Brent L - - 2012
Until the 1980s, chrysotile asbestos was a component of automotive brakes manufactured in the US. The current OSHA Bulletin (2006) for brake repair cites a single study (Lemen, 2004) which concluded that the number of mesothelioma cases reported in the literature in "end-product users of friction materials" indicated an asbestos-related ...
Molina-Ruiz Ana María - - 2012
Eccrine squamous syringometaplasia is a histopathologic pattern that has mainly been described in patients receiving chemotherapy. Its association to nonchemotherapeutic agents is rare, with very few cases reported in the literature. We present the case of a 55-year-old patient with schizophrenia, who developed a skin eruption 5 weeks after initiating ...
Shepherd Alana M - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The large quantity of systematic reviews of magnetic resonance imaging studies in schizophrenia challenges their meaningful interpretation. This meta-review synthesises the available information from systematic reviews of structural alteration in both chronic and first-episode schizophrenia. METHODS: Systematic reviews were identified using electronic databases. Review methodological quality was assessed according ...
Spiriev Toma - - 2012
Postoperative complications induced by hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) are described in the neurosurgical literature and mainly involve oxygen venous emboli, postoperative pneumocephalus; some of them even fatal. However, recently there are more and more published case reports for significant cardiac dysrhythmia related to the use of this chemical agent during routine ...
Fukushima Kiyoharu - - 2012
Viridans streptococcus, an indigenous bacterial species of the mouth and gastrointestinal tract, is thought to be a rare cause of bacterial meningitis. The type of streptococcus involved is important because each type causes a different kind of meningitis and is associated with a different outcome. A 39-year-old previously healthy man ...
Barker Simeon - - 2012
Although the association between steroid administration and neutrophilia is well known, the association with monocytosis is not as common and the mechanism less clear. This report illustrates the association and provides an update of postulated mechanisms and clinical significance.
Chatterjee Souvik - - 2012
A case of accessory scrotum in a 1-year-old boy is reported because of its rarity. A boy presented with a tumor mass attached with scrotum-like skin on its tip in the right side of perineum between the scrotum and anus. Both testes had descended into the scrotum. There was no ...
Caldwell Jane - - 2012
In this "featured arrhythmia" article we present a set of unusual intracardiac electrode tracings that were recorded in a patient with typical clockwise flutter but a very dilated right atrium. The potential mechanism underlying this phenomenon is discussed with reference to the current literature.
Lin Maria Huei-Chun MH Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90027, - - 2012
Mucolipidosis type II (ML II) is a rare disease. Its diagnosis is often missed, as it may present with rickets-like picture. ML II and rickets both may have physical findings including fractures, kyphoscoliosis, as well as similar biochemical and radiographic studies. Their similarities often lead to delayed diagnosis and treatment ...
Weil Ana A - - 2011
Cholera is an acute, severe diarrheal disease caused by Vibrio cholerae that affects millions of people each year. Without prompt rehydration, death can occur within hours of the onset of symptoms. In October 2010, cholera emerged in Haiti, and the resulting large epidemic continues today. As of August 29, 2011, ...
Matheson Sandra L SL Schizophrenia Research Institute, 405 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Australia. - - 2011
Identifying the relative strength of evidence associated with non-genetic risk factors and putative antecedents of schizophrenia will guide research and may inform the design of early detection and intervention strategies. To present and quality assess current evidence for non-genetic risk factors and putative antecedents derived from well-conducted systematic reviews that ...
Gan Zhaoyu - - 2011
Concurrence of psychosis and Dandy-Walker complex (DWC) has been reported in some medical literature. Here, we reported four patients with concurrent psychosis and DWC of all four subtypes. Some clinical features found were juvenile or young adult age onset, high frequency of family history of psychosis, atypical psychotic symptoms, and ...
Bergeron Joseph W - - 2012
The crucifixion of Jesus is arguably the most well-known and controversial execution in history. Christian faithful, dating back to the time of Jesus, have believed that Jesus was executed by crucifixion and later returned physically to life again. Others have questioned whether Jesus actually died by crucifixion, at all. From ...
Chang Chih-Hau - - 2011
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Song Taejong - - 2011
OBJECTIVE: To determine the correlation between the diagnosis of borderline ovarian tumors (BOTs) by frozen section and permanent histology analyses. METHODS: Three hundred fifty-four pathology reports with diagnoses of BOTs by frozen section or permanent histology analysis at a single institution between 1995 and 2010 were evaluated with a review ...
Ford Jason C - - 2011
Red blood cell morphology (RBC-M) reporting is a routine requirement for hospital laboratories when reporting complete blood counts. However, there is little evidence that RBC-M reporting is useful to pediatric clinicians. We surveyed pediatric hematology specialists and nonspecialists at the BC Children's Hospital (Vancouver, Canada), to evaluate the perceived clinical ...
Campbell Lynda J - - 2011
Use of appropriate methods to produce analysable metaphase spreads and high-quality fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and array results is critical to successful cytogenetic analysis of haematological malignancies, but the analysis and reporting of the findings of these tests are equally important as it is the final report that clinicians ...
Holland Tom - - 2011
There are substantial differences between the information required in a diagnostic histopathology report and an experimental pathology report. A diagnostic report rests on the authority of the person issuing it, so there is less emphasis on the data and analysis on which the diagnosis is based being in the report. ...
Alauzet Corentine - - 2010
Acetic acid bacteria (AAB) are broadly used in industrial food processing. Among them, members of the genera Asaia, Acetobacter, and Granulibacter were recently reported to be human opportunistic pathogens. We isolated AAB from clinical samples from three patients and describe here the clinical and bacteriological features of these cases. We ...
Murari Arun - - 2010
Toothbrush ingestion is rare and most cases are seen in anorexic or bilumic young women or associated with mental retardation or schizophrenia. We report a case of accidental swallowing of a toothbrush in a man with no such background psychiatric disorder. The toothbrush was impacted in the duodenum and could ...
Sakuma Hiroshi - - 2010
Limbic encephalitis not associated with malignancy was investigated in Japanese children, with particular focus on clinical features distinct from adult cases. Clinical, laboratory, and radiographic findings were studied in pediatric nonparaneoplastic limbic encephalitis, based on a literature review and questionnaire-based analyses. Analysis of 14 cases revealed the predominance of seizure ...
Balbi Pietro - - 2010
Following the discovery of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) mutations as the causative factor of Alexander disease (AxD), new case reports have recently increased, prompting a more detailed comprehension of the clinical features of the three disease subtypes (infantile, juvenile and adult). While the clinical pattern of the infantile form ...
Pereira De Godoy J M - - 2010
The aim of the current study was to alert about dermatological alterations in the clinical evolution of lipo-lymphedema. The case of a 48-year-old patient is reported with clinical diagnosis of stage II lipo-lymphedema treated in the Angiology and Vascular Surgery Service of FAMERP. On physical examination the edema was hard, ...
Oyetayo Ola O - - 2010
IMPORTANCE OF THE FIELD: Clopidogrel is indicated as part of a dual antiplatelet therapy (DAT) with aspirin for the prevention of cardiac related events in acute coronary syndromes particularly in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. Recently, there have been reports of a clinically significant drug interaction between clopidogrel and proton ...
Davoudi S - - 2010
Hepatitis A virus uncommonly causes neurological problems. Among these manifestations meningoencephalitis is very rare. We describe the clinical and laboratory features of a young boy with hepatitis A associated meningoencephalitis and compare it with other cases which had the same diagnoses.
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