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Clark William F - - 2008
As part of a community screening study to assess the long-term health outcomes among residents of Walkerton, Ontario, after contamination of its municipal water supply by Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Campylobacter in 2000, we identified 100 adults who had proteinuria and polyuria but no medical history or medication use to ...
Roubille François - - 2008
A 61-year-old man, consulted the clinic for dyspnea and cough worsening for 15 days. His past medical history was limited to a cutaneous melanoma 15 years previously, treated by surgery. He was thought to be cured, and was relapse free for the subsequent five years. Echocardiography revealed a large intracardiac ...
Mohr J P - - 2008
Despite almost a century of efforts in the treatment of brain arteriovenous malformations (BAVMs) no clinical trial has yet been performed to demonstrate the benefits of intervention versus conservative (medical) management for those not yet bled. Only insufficient information on the natural history of unbled BAVMs exists to certify that ...
Forrest David V - - 2008
In response to a new psychological study of persons who believe they have been abducted by space aliens that found that sleep paralysis, a history of being hypnotized, and preoccupation with the paranormal and extraterrestrial were predisposing experiences, I noted that many of the frequently reported particulars of the abduction ...
Cunliffe Clare H - - 2008
Zip guns and the atypical gunshot wounds they produce are rare in forensic pathology. Because of this, investigators and forensic pathologists may be unfamiliar with their construction, appearance, and the wounds associated with them. A 43-year-old mechanic, with a history of depression was found dead in a washroom stall at ...
Dillman Jonathan R - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to determine the number and severity of allergic-like breakthrough reactions to i.v. gadolinium-containing contrast agents in children and adults after premedication with corticosteroids and antihistamines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Contrast material reaction forms from the department of radiology for pediatric (under 19 years old) ...
Simonaitis Linas - - 2008
Medication histories improve health care quality and safety; formularies serve to control costs. We describe the implementation of the Regenstrief Medication Hub: a system to provide both histories and formularies to the Gopher ePrescribing application. Currently the Medication Hub aggregates data from two sources: the RxHub consortium of pharmacy benefit ...
Zimmerman Noah H - - 2008
Family medical histories play an invaluable role in disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Self reported medical histories frequently contain incorrect or incomplete information, severely diminishing the quality of care and clinical outcome of the patient. While tools for obtaining and analyzing medical histories are available to medical professionals, no system ...
Kahn Jenna S - - 2008
This study was designed to see if pediatricians are collecting sufficient data in family histories to be able to ascertain whether children are at risk for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Surveys were returned by 326 general pediatricians who were members of the Second Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The ...
Sierpina Victor S - - 2007
In this issue of Innovations in Integrative Healthcare Education, we are departing from our usual format of spotlighting specific projects or programs in lieu of presenting a more extended piece by MacKenzie on relationship-centered care and narrative medicine. The importance of these topics cannot be overestimated in their role of ...
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When foreign visitors present in your ED, treating their immediate medical complaints may be the least of your problems, say ED managers who regularly treat "medical tourists". You must be prepared to: Help arrange for housing if patients or family members must remain in town until their follow-up visit. Make ...
Weightman Warren - - 2007
Andrew, 45 years of age, presents with a 12 month history of dark, thickened skin in both axillae. He is concerned about the appearance and would like to know how to treat it. He is moderately obese, with a body mass index (BMI)of 31.2 kg (BMI = weight [kg] + ...
Collerson Kenneth D - - 2007
The last region on Earth settled by humans during prehistory was East Polynesia. Hawaiian oral histories mention voyaging from Hawai'i to Tahiti and back via the Tuamotus, an open ocean journey of several thousands of kilometers. The trace element and isotope chemistries of a stone adze recovered from the Tuamotu ...
Negro Corrado - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To assess the usefulness of color charts for the diagnosis of finger whiteness in vibration-exposed workers. METHODS: A group of 146 forestry and stone workers exposed to hand-transmitted vibration (HTV) were examined twice over 1 year follow up period. The anamnestic diagnosis of finger whiteness was made on the ...
Aciduman Ahmet - - 2007
Cranioplasty is one of the significant neurosurgical procedures in which the technical advances and also, by some means, drawbacks are still continuing. According to archeological findings and anthropological studies, the earliest procedures regarding cranioplasty date back to just about the same period claimed for trepanation. Ancient surgeons from different geographical ...
Chang Jinhwa - - 2007
This report explains typical radiographic features of Scottish Fold osteochondrodysplasia. Three Scottish Fold cats suffering from lameness were referred to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, Seoul National University, Korea. Based on the breed predisposition, history, clinical signs, physical examination, and radiographic findings, Scottish Fold osteochondrodysplasia was confirmed in three cases. ...
Jalili Mohammad - - 2007
We report the case of a 65-year-old Caucasian male who had been taking warfarin for 6 months after an episode of postoperative pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE). His medical history was otherwise insignificant. He received a prescription of trazodone and fish oil for not-very-well defined complaints. Two weeks after taking these medications, ...
Russo Ethan B - - 2007
Cannabis sativa L. is possibly one of the oldest plants cultivated by man, but has remained a source of controversy throughout its history. Whether pariah or panacea, this most versatile botanical has provided a mirror to medicine and has pointed the way in the last two decades toward a host ...
Chong Yap Yew - - 2007
It is common when practising ophthalmology that we forget to treat the patient as a whole person. We are taught in medical school to take a complete history and to perform a thorough examination before ordering specific investigations. However sometimes, despite our clinical experience, we are tempted to take inappropriate ...
Lwanda John - - 2007
In this personal short historical perspective I reflect on aspects of the medical history of Malawi, formerly Nyasaland, highlighting the role of Scotland and its people in the development of the Malawi medical services in both the colonial as well as the postcolonial period which began in 1964. The paper, ...
Chamisa I - - 2007
BACKGROUND: A high standard of medical record keeping is important for safe patient care and provides information for research, audit and medicolegal purposes. Standards exist on what entries should contain, but as far as we are aware these standards are not regularly used in South Africa. We compared surgical case ...
Shinawi Marwan - - 2007
Lymphedema of the lower extremities is a diagnostic challenge. Exclusion of secondary causes of limb swelling and secondary lymphedema is the initial step. Primary lymphedema is classified into idiopathic and familial (hereditary) subgroups. Hereditary lymphedema can be nonsyndromic or associated with congenital anomalies or with abnormal physical findings. A 13-year-old ...
Spritz Richard A - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the pattern and distribution of nonsyndromic orofacial clefts among patients in the Rift Valley region of northwestern Kenya. METHODS: Subjects were categorized anatomically for occurrence of an atypical cleft lip variant (ACL), typical cleft lip (CL), cleft lip and palate (CLP), or cleft palate (CP), and family ...
Alemdar Murat - - 2007
We report on a patient with 7-year history of short-lasting paroxysmal nonkinesigenic dyskinesia. The episodes occurred 100 to 125 times per day, lasted from 5 seconds to 3 minutes, and were not suppressed with sleeping, underlining the heterogeneity of phenomenology in paroxysmal dyskinesias. Neuroimaging studies showed calcifications in the basal ...
Soto-Perez-de-Celis Enrique - - 2007
The measurement of blood pressure is essential in clinical practice, and sphygmomanometers are a necessary appliance in every medical office. One of the most important men in the development of the sphygmomanometer was the Austrian physician Karl Samuel Ritter Von Basch. Even though Von Basch's name is not widely known, ...
Sisman Yildiray - - 2007
The aim of this study is to determine retrospectively the presence of carotid artery calcifications (CACs) detected on panoramic radiographs (PRs) in a group of Turkish population. Further, the relationships between CACs and gender, life style, and medical history were evaluated. During the years 2004 to 2006, a random sample ...
Krnić Anton - - 2007
This article is an attempt to reconstruct the family history of the Fraris, the famous Sibenik medical family. Three generations of physicians from the Frari family played an important role not only at medical and social scene of Sibenik in the 18th and 19th century, but also in Croatian and ...
Lorber Curt Gerhard - - 2007
The dissertation, here rendered, was published at the gymnasium of Hof in 1669. It is remarkable that the respondent, who was probably also its author, declared in the title page that he intends to do his task "following the custom of the blessed Hebrews and any other conventions of true ...
Vélez-Juarbe Jorge - - 2007
The Indian gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) is not found in saltwater, but the geographical distribution of fossil relatives suggests a derivation from ancestors that lived in, or were at least able to withstand, saline conditions. Here, we describe a new Oligocene gharial, Aktiogavialis puertoricensis, from deltaic-coastal deposits of northern Puerto Rico. ...
Payne Richard E - - 2007
Premature ejaculation (PE) is one of the most common sexual dysfunctions in men, with prevalence rates ranging from 21% to 31%. Because many physicians do not inquire about sexual dysfunction and patients are reluctant to offer it as a medical complaint, PE is underreported in clinical practice. A sexual history ...
Garrett Frances - - 2007
This paper addresses the development of scholastic medical traditions in Tibet through an extension of lists of physicians. I consider the debates that such lists and their accompanying narratives engender for Tibetan historians and reflect on the contributions they make to the identity of the medical tradition. By examining the ...
Evason Michelle D - - 2007
A 7-month-old, intact female, German wire-haired pointer presented with a 3-week history of stranguria, pollakiuria, and dysuria that was nonresponsive to antibiotics. Two prior episodes of dysuria-stranguria appeared to respond to antibiotic therapy. Bladder wall biopsies revealed eosinophilic cystitis and the dog responded well to medical management.
Schollmeyer Thoralf - - 2007
On 23 September 1901, at the 73rd meeting of the Society of German Natural Scientists and Physicians in Hamburg, following his lecture "On the inspection of the gullet and the stomach with flexible instruments", the surgeon and gastroenterologist Georg Kelling from Dresden performed a laparoscopy on a dog. He called ...
Appelboom Thierry - - 2007
Proposing a medical diagnosis a posteriori of a person who died a long time ago is not as impossible as it sounds if sufficient medical history is available.A whole book of the Bible is devoted to Job and his trials. The diagnosis of leprosy has been generally accepted by medieval ...
Ernest Christine S - - 2007
Candidates for coronary artery bypass graft surgery have been found to exhibit reduced cognitive function prior to surgery. However, little is known regarding the factors that are associated with pre-bypass cognitive function. A battery of neuropsychological tests was administered to a group of patients listed for bypass surgery (n = ...
Watelet Jean-Baptiste Hpj - - 2007
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a group of multifactorial diseases characterized by inflammation of the mucosa of the nose and paranasal sinuses with a history of at least 12 weeks of persistent symptoms despite maximal medical therapy. The precise role played by infection and immunoglobin E (IgE)-mediated hypersensitivity remains unclear. Diagnosis ...
Walker N M - - 2007
Sixty years ago saw the passing of Edward Almroth Wright, Professor of Pathology at the Army Medical College between 1892 and 1902. Wright secured his place in the medical pantheon, and significant fame, with the discovery of an effective vaccine for typhoid in 1897. This article examine show he earned ...
Shen Chenghua - - 2007
A 35-year-old Chinese man was administered praziquantel for clonorchiasis, and 30 minutes later he experienced a sudden onset of itching urticaria over his entire body with dyspnea, palpitation, and dizziness. The patient had no recent medication history except for the praziquantel. He was diagnosed as having an anaphylactic reaction with ...
Jendrossek Dieter - - 2007
An extensive amount of knowledge on biochemistry of poly(3-hydroxyalkanoic acid) (PHA) synthesis and on its biodegradation has accumulated during the last two decades. Numerous genes encoding enzymes involved in the formation of PHA and in PHA degradation (PHA depolymerases) were cloned and characterized from many microorganisms. A large variety of ...
Hansen Scott P - - 2007
We examined the role that predation of infected conspecific fish and postcyclic transmission might play in the life cycle of the Asian fish tapeworm, Bothriocephalus acheilognathi (Cestoda: Pseudophyllidea) Yamaguti, 1934. Young-of-the-year (YOY) bonytail chub (Gila elegans) were exposed to copepods infected with B. acheilognathi and subsequently fed to subadult bonytail ...
Manuel Megan B MB Department of Nursing, Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. - - 2007
N.L. is a 20-year-old Caucasian man with no significant medical history. He presented to the hospital with a two-day history of feeling ill with intermittent nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, and headache. He also noted slurred speech and left-upper-quadrant fullness for almost a month.
Coppus S F P J - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Medical history taking as well as Chlamydia antibody titre (CAT) testing are currently used in the selection of patients for diagnostic laparoscopy with tubal patency testing. Most research has focused on the predictive value of CAT in isolation from medical history. We assessed therefore whether the combination of medical ...
Parker S - - 2007
The word laser conjures in the mind's eye many aspects of what might be described as 'modern' life. The words 'powerful', 'precise' and 'innovative' complement our conception of the world in terms of technology, whereas patients often associate the words 'magical' and 'lightening quick' with the use of lasers in ...
Crook, Meredith
The Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Committee guidelines call for a detailed medication history to be taken at the first point of admission to hospital. Accurate medication histories are vital in optimising health outcomes and have been shown to reduce mortality rates. This study aimed to examine the accuracy of medication histories ...
Rahman Aminur - - 2007
Eliciting proper history from a patient is of paramount importance to establish an accurate diagnosis and management in medical practice. Good communication skill is a prerequisite for an effective physician patient relationship. A systematic search of medical literature has been made to formulate a guideline for better communication during history ...
AboulHosn Jamil A - - 2007
The Fontan operation has gone through multiple incarnations since Fontan and Baudet's initial description in 1971. Through the medical dossier of a patient with a single ventricle, we plot the history of medical, surgical, and percutaneous interventions over the past 40 years, specifically focusing on the Fontan procedure, its development, ...
Duffin Jacalyn - - 2007
A survey of more than six hundred miracle records in the canonization files of the Vatican Secret Archives from the seventeenth century to the twentieth century reveals that more than 95 percent are healings from illness. The history of the canonization process is summarized to explain the sources. The diagnoses ...
Ring Malvin E - - 2007
I n 1956, workers in Rome, Italy, digging for the foundation of a building, uncovered an extensively decorated catacomb. The Vatican declared it to be a hitherto unknown Christian cemetery, dating from around the year 300. The discoverers were amazed at the fresco paintings, most of them biblical scenes. But ...
Cremers C W R J - - 2007
A stapes gusher is the result of a congenital inner ear anomaly showing at tone audiometry a conductive or mixed hearing loss. The conductive part of the hearing loss could lead to the thought to explore the middle ear. The congenital origin should lead to a high resolution. CT-scanning to ...
Aguiar Carlos A - - 2007
The case of a four-year-old child is described who presented to our institution with cervicothoracic deformity and a two-year history of progressive paraparesis. His past medical history was significant for meningocele which was closed at age two months. Imaging studies revealed severe congenital kyphosis with a hypoplastic T3 vertebra, as ...
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