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Nasser Bana A BA 1 Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care, Prince Sultan Cardiac Center, Buridh, Qassim, Kingdom of Saudi - - 2014
Iatrogenic Horner's syndrome is a rare complication that can occur after trauma, cervical central line insertion, chest tube insertion, and rarely following adult thoracic and neck surgery, especially in high risk patients with hypertension and diabetes. The majority of cases reported in the literature describe non-iatrogenic Horner's syndrome in adults ...
Kakaletsis Nikolaos N First Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA Hospital, Thessaloniki, - - 2014
Background: Sweet's syndrome (SS) is an acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis. It can occur as an idiopathic, drug-induced or malignancy-associated entity. SS is also seen in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) where it may present atypically, both clinically and histologically. In a few rare cases of MDS, lymphocytic infiltrates are the ...
Rendina Domenico D Department of Medicine and Surgery, Federico II University, Naples, Italy, - - 2014
The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of cardiometabolic alterations at least partly dependent on reduced insulin sensitivity and hyperinsulinemia that can have several renal implications. A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies available in the international literature in English language demonstrates that the metabolic syndrome occurrence is associated with a ...
Emohare Osa O Center for Spine and Spinal Cord Injury, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States ; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United - - 2014
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1357355.].
Qi Xingshun X Department of Liver Disease and Digestive Interventional Radiology, Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, - - 2014
We greatly appreciate Dr. Mancuso's interests in our work (1-2). We agree with the consideration that an earlier use of aggressive treatment might be necessary in selected cases due to a relatively high rate of death from Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) patients undergoing medical therapy alone (3). However, the accurate timing ...
da Silva Junior Geraldo Bezerra GB Post-Graduation Program in Medical Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil; School of Medicine, Master in Collective Health, Health Sciences Center, University of Fortaleza, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil. Electronic address: - - 2014
Leishmaniasis is an infectious disease caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania transmitted by insects of the genus Lutzomyia sp. or Phlebotomus sp. The main syndromes are cutaneous leishmaniasis, mucocutaneous leishmaniasis, visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar) and post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis. This article reviews kidney involvement in cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis, highlighting the ...
Man Bik Ling BL Department of Medicine, Tuen Mun Hospital, Hong Kong, - - 2014
Herein we summarize the clinical presentation, treatment and outcome of neuro-ophthalmologic manifestations in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We performed a systematic review of the neuro-ophthalmologic manifestations of SLE reported in the English literature from 1970 to 2010 by a Medline search. The prevalence of neuro-ophthalmologic manifestations is 3.6% ...
Warth Ryan J RJ Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, Colorado, - - 2014
BACKGROUND:Symptomatic scapulothoracic disorders, such as painful scapular crepitus and/or bursitis, are uncommon; however, they can produce significant pain and disability in many patients. PURPOSE:To review the current knowledge pertaining to snapping scapula syndrome and to identify areas of further research that may be helpful to improve clinical outcomes and patient ...
Pier Danielle B DB Medical Genetics Unit, MassGeneral Hospital Children, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Current location: Department of Neurology, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, - - 2014
Neoplasia is uncommon in Turner syndrome, although there is some evidence that brain tumors are more common in Turner syndrome patients than in the general population. We describe a woman with Turner syndrome (45,X) with a meningioma, in whom a second neoplasia, basal cell carcinomas of the scalp and nose, ...
Patel Adesh A Department of Medicine, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, - - 2014
In clinical practice, nonallergic rhinosinusitis (rhinopathy) is a common diagnosis of exclusion. The Mucous Recirculation Syndrome is one incompletely defined condition that masquerades as nonallergic rhinopathy. Mucous recirculation syndrome, a curable condition, should be differentiated from nonallergic rhinopathy. The underdiagnosis of this condition is due in part to a lack ...
Wieker Henning H Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Medical University of Luebeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538 Luebeck, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
Ankyloglossia superior syndrome is a rare malformation that consists of a fibrous or osseous connection between the tip of the tongue and the hard palate, and additional congenital anomalies such as cleft palate, gastrointestinal malformations, and deformed limbs. We present the case of a 5-year-old boy with ankyloglossia superior syndrome ...
Akinosoglou K K Department of Internal Medicine, 5th floor, University General Hospital of Patras, 26504, Rio, Greece, - - 2014
Thymomas can present with a variety of paraneoplastic manifestations, mostly of autoimmune origin, including Good's syndrome when there is associated hypogammaglobulinemia. Although pure red cell aplasia is a recognised complication of thymoma, selective white cell aplasia is very rare, particularly in Good's syndrome. Lethal opportunistic infections are a feature of ...
Ranasinghe Isuru I Cardiovascular Division, George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, - - 2014
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Millard Ronald W RW Department of Pharmacology & Cell Biophysics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, Estados Unidos. Electronic address: - - 2014
Biomarkers, other than cardiac troponin, with potential sensitivity and selectivity that provide diagnostic and prognostic insights into the tissue-specific injury processes underlying acute coronary syndrome and their possible use in risk stratification algorithms are discussed. Such biomarkers may be useful as complementary or alternative to cardiac troponin (I or T) ...
Melnick Laura E LE Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, - - 2014
We present 23 patients with PHACE syndrome showing similarities in our population with data that already exist while highlighting neurodevelopmental occurrences arising in a subset of these patients.
Manger Bernhard B Department of Internal Medicine 3, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany. Electronic address: - - 2014
To analyse clinical, laboratory, and imaging characteristics of all patients with palmar fasciitis and polyarthritis syndrome (PFPAS) described in the literature. Comparison of the clinical presentation of one patient with acute onset of PFAPS with 99 other published cases identified through a PubMed literature research. Since the original description in ...
Powis Laurie L The Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, - - 2014
Research into behavioural phenotypes identifies both environmental and organic factors as influencing aggression in children and adults with genetic disorders associated with intellectual disability. However, in contrast to self-injury there is a paucity of research that compares aggression across relevant syndromes. The primary aim of this review is to examine ...
Stewman Chaney C 1Department of Family and Community Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA; 2Department of Family and Community Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University and Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA; and 3Department of Family and Community Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University and Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, - - 2014
Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a blanket term encapsulating many different clinical entities. Neurologic or neurogenic TOS (NTOS) is its main contributor, but it remains a complicated and sometimes controversial entity. NTOS incorporates numerous types, etiologies, clinical presentations, diagnostic findings, and therapeutic modalities. This article reviews the spectrum of disease ...
Lucchesi Davide D Centre for Experimental Medicine & Rheumatology, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, - - 2014
Sjogren's syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune disease that targets salivary (SG) and lachrymal glands, leading to exocrine dysfunction. Several viruses have been associated with SS, although the role of persistent viral infections in triggering and/or perpetuating the disease is still a matter of controversy. Together with exocrine dysfunction, SS is ...
Pinto Andres - - 2014
This article provides an overview of the published literature in English in the past 63 years involving the management of xerostomia and other oral complications of Sjögren's syndrome. The evidence supporting studied interventions was evaluated using published criteria.
Vanesa Hauk - - 2014
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by salivary and lacrimal gland dysfunction although extraglandular manifestations are also found. Suitable study models and in vitro cell culture designs are used to approach SS pathogenic mechanisms. Cellular and molecular pathways involved in gland homeostasis loss and the autoimmune response ...
Phillip Harris H Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby, - - 2014
Urethral pain syndrome has had several sobriquets, which have led to much confusion over the existence of this pathological condition and the useful options in the care of the afflicted patient. Our aim was to explore the proposed etiologies of this syndrome, and to provide a critical analysis of each ...
Cheok Stephanie S Department of Neurosurgery, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, 10833 Le Conte Avenue, 13-154 CHS, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, - - 2014
Overdrainage, siphoning, and slit-ventricle syndrome are well-documented complications of shunting in hydrocephalic patients. Despite the prevalence of these conditions, their mechanisms are still not fully understood. In this paper, the authors trace the concept of overdrainage and the related phenomena of siphoning and slit-ventricle syndrome. To provide a historical overview ...
Michot Caroline C INSERM U781 Unit, Department of Genetics, Institut Imagine, Paris Descartes University-Sorbonne Paris Cité, Necker Enfants-Malades Hospital, Paris, - - 2014
Myhre syndrome is characterized by short stature, brachydactyly, facial features, pseudomuscular hypertrophy, joint limitation and hearing loss. We identified SMAD4 mutations as the cause of Myhre syndrome. SMAD4 mutations have also been identified in laryngotracheal stenosis, arthropathy, prognathism and short stature syndrome (LAPS). This study aimed to review the features ...
Giannella-Neto Daniel D Universidade Nove de Julho (UNINOVE), São Paulo, Brazil. - - 2014
The Editors of Diabetology and Metabolic Syndrome would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 5 (2013).
Egro Francesco Maria FM Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, United - - 2014
Objective: Describe an unusual presentation of compartment syndrome of the hand. Methods: An unusual and severe case of compartment syndrome of the hand occurred in a 68-year-old woman following an innocuous distal radius fracture and ulnar styloid avulsion fracture. Results: The patient required surgical decompression and amputation of the index, ...
Mubarak Muhammed M Department of Histopathology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi, - - 2014
Context: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a systemic autoimmune disorder which commonly affects kidneys. Evidence Acquisitions: Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Google Scholar, PubMed (NLM), LISTA (EBSCO) and Web of Science have been searched. Results: There is sufficient epidemiological, clinical and histopathological evidence to show that antiphospholipid syndrome is a ...
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[This corrects the article on p. 49 in vol. 4, PMID: 20694065.].
Ye Juan - - 2014
Tongue diagnosis in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) assesses the health by investigation of tongue coating. The science and technology of tongue coating analysis have become a significant issue for modernization of TCM. The relationship between microecology of tongue coating and TCM was relevant to the syndrome differentiation in TCM, such ...
Hejblum Gilles G INSERM, UMR_S 1136, Institut Pierre Louis d'Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique, Paris, France; Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR_S 1136, Institut Pierre Louis d'Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique, Paris, France; AP-HP, Hôpital Saint-Antoine, Unité de Santé Publique, Paris, - - 2014
The diagnosis of the reactive form of hemophagocytic syndrome in adults remains particularly difficult since none of the clinical or laboratory manifestations are specific. We undertook a study in order to elicit which features constitute helpful criteria for a positive diagnosis. In this Delphi study, the features investigated in the ...
Masciovecchio Stefano S Department of Life, Health & Environmental Sciences, University of L'Aquila, "Giuseppe Mazzini" General Hospital, Teramo, - - 2014
The medullary sponge kidney is also known as Lenarduzzi's kidney or Cacchi and Ricci's disease from the first Italian authors who described its main features. A review of the scientific literature underlines particular rarity of the association of MSK with developmental abnormalities of the lower urinary tract and genital tract ...
Ueda Yo Y Division of Rheumatic Diseases, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, 1-21-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-8655, Japan, - - 2013
We experienced three patients with refractory or severe hemophagocytic syndrome associated with the activity of systemic lupus erythematosus, so-called acute lupus hemophagocytic syndrome (ALHS). All patients were successfully treated with intermittent intravenous injections of cyclophosphamide (IVCY). In each patient, hemophagocytosis was found during bone marrow examination, and infectious causes of ...
Wardell S S Department of Anthropology & Archaeology, University of Otago, P.O. Box 56, Dunedin, New - - 2014
There are only a small number of studies that systematically explore the tensions between the global shift to universal screening and the media representations of the people with Down syndrome. This paper contributes to the literature by analyzing the New Zealand media coverage of this topic. To describe the content ...
Liu Shelan - - 2013
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) was firstly discovered in China in 2010, followed by several reports from many other countries worldwide. SFTS virus (SFTSV) has been identified as the causative agent of the disease and has been recognized as a public health threat. This novel Bunyavirus belongs to the ...
Trachtman Howard H Division of Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, CTSI, NYU Langone Medical Center, 227 East 30th Street, Room #110, New York, NY 10016, USA. Electronic address: - - 2013
This review describes the epidemiology, pathophysiology, presentation, clinical causes, treatment, and long-term prognosis of pediatric patients who present with thrombotic microangiopathy. The focus is on hemolytic uremic syndrome and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, the most common phenotypes of thrombotic microangiopathy.
Konstantinidou Anastasia E - - 2013
Treacher Collins syndrome is the most common mandibulofacial dysostosis of autosomal dominant or, rarely, recessive inheritance. Affected fetuses may be identified by prenatal ultrasound or diagnosed at autopsy in case of perinatal death or pregnancy termination. We describe the ultrasonographic, autopsy, and molecular findings in a 25-week-gestation affected fetus, and ...
Galati Sandi-Jo - - 2013
Objectives: Postprandial hypoglycemia in a non-diabetic patient is a frequent chief complaint across all medical specialties and imparts a significant diagnostic challenge.Methods: We conducted an electronic and print literature search using PubMed for articles published in the last 40 years using the key words "postprandial hypoglycemia," "reactive hypoglycemia," and "hyperinsulinemic ...
Gawlik Aneta - - 2013
Transition in health care for young patients with Turner's syndrome (TS) should be perceived as a staged but uninterrupted process starting in adolescence and moving to adulthood. As a condition associated with high risk of short stature, cardiovascular diseases, ovarian failure, hearing loss, and hypothyroidism, TS requires the attention of ...
Gravino Gilbert - - 2013
Tourette's syndrome is a developmental neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by multiple motor, stereotypical but non-rhythmic movements and vocalizations/phonics called tics. It is one of several disorders that have tics as their cardinal feature. These tics manifest themselves in various ways, ranging from simple eye blinking to coprolalia (involuntary swearing). We conducted ...
Finsterer Josef - - 2013
Unclassified cardiomyopathies (CMPs) include left ventricular hypertrabeculation or noncompaction (LVHT) and Takotsubo syndrome (TTS). Unclassified CMPs are frequently associated with noncardiac disease, including neuromuscular disorders (NMDs). This review aims at summarizing and discussing recent findings concerning the association of NMDs with unclassified CMPs. Literature search using the database PubMed from ...
Pilarski Robert - - 2013
PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome (PHTS) refers to a spectrum of disorders caused by mutations in the phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) gene. Diagnostic criteria for Cowden syndrome, the principal PTEN-related disorder, were first established in 1996 before the identification of the PTEN gene and the ability to molecularly confirm a ...
Hajjar Mirna - - 2013
Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, a presynaptic neuromuscular junction autoimmune disorder, rarely occurs in children. Patients typically present with proximal lower extremity weakness with areflexia. We report three children presenting between ages 9 and 10 years diagnosed with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome 2 years, 1 year, and 5 months later, respectively. Their clinical attributes are correlated ...
Stark H - - 2013
Background: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a clinical syndrome manifested by signs and symptoms of irritation of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel in the wrist. Local corticosteroid injection for carpal tunnel syndrome has been studied but its effectiveness is unknown. Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of local corticosteroid injection ...
Chandravanshi Shivcharan Lal - - 2013
Congenital eyelid imbrication syndrome (CEIS) is an extremely rare, benign, transient, self-limiting eyelid malposition disorder. The classic triad of signs in patients with a CEIS consists of bilateral upper eyelids overriding the lower eyelids when child was in sleep, bilateral medial and lateral canthal tendon laxity and tarsal conjunctival hyperemia. ...
Silva Douglas Fini - - 2013
The "Evidence-based Telemedicine - Trauma & Acute Care Surgery" (EBT-TACS) Journal Club conducted a critical review of the literature and selected three recent studies on the use of corticosteroids for the prophylaxis of fat embolism syndrome. The review focused on the potential role of corticosteroids administration to patients admitted to ...
Pitsika Marina - - 2013
Mutism of cerebellar origin is a well-described clinical entity that complicates operations for posterior fossa tumors, especially in children. This review focuses on the current understanding of principal pathophysiological aspects and risk factors, epidemiology, clinical characteristics, treatment strategies, and outcome considerations. The PubMed database was searched using the term cerebellar ...
Siegenthaler Giordano M - - 2013
Little information is available on ureteral or vesical involvement in Henoch-Schönlein syndrome. To determine the features of this condition we performed a formal analysis of peer-reviewed scientific literature on this topic. The US National Library of Medicine database was used as the data source. All articles published as full-length articles ...
Fioretto José R - - 2013
to review the evolution of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) definitions and present the current definition for the syndrome. a literature review and selection of the most relevant articles on ARDS definitions was performed using the MEDLINE®/PubMed® Resource Guide database (last ten years), in addition to including the most important ...
Krustins Eduards - - 2013
Mounier-Kuhn syndrome or congenital tracheobronchomegaly is a chronic airway condition which for currently unknown reasons mostly affects males. It is commonly overlooked on conventional chest X-rays, and is considered to be rare, but the prevalence might be higher as commonly assumed. The hallmark of it is a dilatation of the ...
Franssen Hessel - - 2013
The second article of this review deals with the clinical aspects of immune-mediated demyelinating neuropathies. It describes the relationship between pathophysiology and symptoms and discusses the pathophysiology of specific disease entities, including Guillain-Barré syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, multifocal motor neuropathy, anti-myelin associated glycoprotein neuropathy, and POEMS syndrome. © 2013 ...
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