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Lally Lindsay L Division of Rheumatology, Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021, USA. Electronic address: - - 2015
The major manifestations of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) are caused by thrombosis within the venous or arterial vasculature, whereas the vascular lesions in systemic vasculitis result from an inflammatory infiltrate in the vessel wall. There is an association between vascular thrombosis and inflammation, however, as vasculitis can occur in APS and ...
Koźluk Edward - - 2014
Atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome is potentially life-threatening as it may deteriorate into ventricular fibrillation. The aim of this study was to assess whether the emergency medical team members are able to diagnose AF with a rapid ventricular response due to the presence of atrioventricular bypass ...
Broshek Donna K DK Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia School of Medicine , Charlottesville, VA , - - 2014
Abstract Objective: This study reviewed several topics related to post-concussion syndrome and psychological factors associated with concussion. Topics include neurobiological perspectives, psychological predictors of post-concussion syndrome including pre-morbid anxiety, anxiety sensitivity and cognitive biases and misattribution. In addition, the iatrogenic effects of excessive rest are reviewed and treatment options are ...
Naitoh Hiroshi H 1 Department of Surgery, Social Insurance Gunma Chuo General Hospital, Maebashi, - - 2014
Abstract A 52-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a spontaneous esophageal rupture (Boerhaave syndrome) and was successfully treated. Eight years after the first incident, he was readmitted with a recurrent rupture. Recurrence of Boerhaave syndrome is extremely rare, with only 7 cases reported in the English literature. During ...
Uthman I I Division of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon - - 2014
Multiple sclerosis (MS) and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) share common clinical, laboratory and radiological features. We reviewed all the English papers on MS and APS published in the literature from 1965 to 2014 using PubMed and Google Scholar. We found that APS can mimic antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL)-positive MS in many ways ...
Frommelt Michele A MA Division of Cardiology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 9000 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Today, almost 70% of babies with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) will survive into adulthood, although significant long-term morbidity and mortality still exists. Prenatal diagnosis of HLHS is increasingly common, allowing improved counseling, and the potential for fetal intervention if indicated. Exciting progress continues to be made in the area ...
Amigo M-C MC ABC Medical Center - Rheumatology, Mexico - - 2014
Heart valve disease (HVD) is the most common cardiac manifestation in the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). Valve lesions should be described according to the established definition. HVD is progressive despite anticoagulant/antiplatelet treatments. Around 4-6% of patients with HVD in APS will require valve replacement surgery, which is considered a very high ...
Pericleous C C Centre for Rheumatology Research, Division of Medicine, University College London, UK - - 2014
IgG antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) against β2-glycoprotein I (β2GPI) can target any of its five domains; however, aPL against the N-terminal domain (anti-DI, aDI) are considered the most clinically relevant in the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). Circulating levels of aDI are elevated in patients with APS compared with disease and healthy controls, ...
Georgopoulou S S Academic Department of Rheumatology, King's College London, London, United Kingdom - - 2014
Antiphospholipid (Hughes) syndrome (APS) affects mainly women 15 to 50 years of age and is responsible for approximately 20% of strokes in people <40 years. Little is known about the psychological burden of this long-term condition. We investigated HRQoL in APS. We conducted a cross-sectional survey involving 270 members of ...
Badri Marwan M Lankenau Medical Center and Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, 100 Lancaster Avenue, Wynnewood, PA - - 2014
J-wave syndromes are disorders of ventricular repolarization characterized by prominent J waves on the ECG and have the potential to predispose affected individuals to lethal ventricular arrhythmias. These disorders share a common cellular mechanism with prominent Ito in ventricular epicardium. This current causes transmural dispersion of repolarization and the generation ...
Sundram Uma U Departments of *Pathology †Dermatology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, - - 2014
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation continues to be the mainstay of treatment for many hematologic dyscrasias and malignancies, including acute leukemias, lymphomas, and aplastic anemia. There can be significant complications, however, and often these complications are manifested in the skin as an eruption. Common among these are acute and chronic graft-versus-host ...
Finsterer Josef J Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Vienna, - - 2014
Pre-excitation-syndrome has not been reported as a phenotypic feature of facio-scapulo-humeral muscular dystrophy (FSH-MD). In a 39-year-old male with FSH-MD due to a reduced tandem repeat size in the D4Z4-locus on chromosome 4q35, cardiac involvement, manifesting as an incomplete right bundle-branch-block, tall T-waves in V 3-5, ST-elevation in V 2-4, ...
Michelfelder Erik E Fetal Heart Program, The Heart Institute, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, - - 2014
Twin-twin transfusion syndrome is a serious complication in 10-20% of monochorionic diamniotic (or higher) twin gestations. Cardiac changes in the "recipient" twin in twin-twin transfusion can include anatomic and functional abnormalities of the right ventricular outflow tract, which have only been described in several small series. It was the aim ...
Shihata Mohammad M Madinah Cardiac Center, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study is to evaluate clinical outcomes of neonates who underwent a Norwood operation as a first step of a planned biventricular repair and the impact of associated risk factors. A retrospective cohort study was performed on all neonates (n = 44) undergoing the Norwood operation as the ...
Zuo Rena C RC Dermatology Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, - - 2014
Key teaching points • Synovitis-acne-pustulosis-hyperostosis-osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome is characterized by distinctive osteoarticular manifestations and a spectrum of neutrophilic dermatoses. • The most common dermatologic manifestations include palmoplantar pustulosis, acne conglobata, and acne fulminans. • SAPHO syndrome should be considered in patients presenting osteoarticular pain, particularly involving the anterior chest wall ...
Gantner Susanne S Department of Dermatology, University of Regensburg, 93042, Regensburg, - - 2014
CHILD syndrome is an acronym signifying congenital hemidysplasia with ichthyosiform nevus and limb defects. A 27-year-old woman presented with chronic verrucous and hyperkeratotic skin lesions involving the left genital area, left hand and left foot since childhood. The histopathologic findings were consistent with verruciform xanthoma. In correlation with the clinical ...
Sethi Kamal K KK Director of Cardiology, Division of Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology, Delhi Heart & Lung Institute, 3 MM II, Panchkuian Road, New Delhi 110 055, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
J wave syndrome has emerged as a significant cause of Idiopathic ventricular fibrillation (IVF) responsible for sudden cardiac death. A large body of data is now available on genesis, genetics and ionic mechanisms of J wave syndromes. Two of these viz., Early repolarization syndrome (ER) and Brugada syndrome (BrS) are ...
Song Xinghua X Department of Nuclear Medicine, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, Tianjin 300052, - - 2014
The present study reports a rare case of synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis and osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome in an adult male. The 42-year-old man complained of skin lesions, chest pain and lumbago. Laboratory evaluations demonstrated an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and increased levels of C-reactive protein. Computerized tomography, bone scintigraphy and ...
Cui Jason Z JZ Child & Family Research Institute, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, - - 2014
In a mouse model of Marfan syndrome, conventional Verhoeff-Van Gieson staining displays severe fragmentation, disorganization and loss of the aortic elastic fiber integrity. However, this method involves chemical fixatives and staining, which may alter the native morphology of elastin and collagen. Thus far, quantitative analysis of fiber damage in aorta ...
Sgontzou Themis - - 2014
Abstract Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (Christ-Siemens-Touraine syndrome) is the most common type of ectodermal dysplasia. Hypertrophic sebaceous glands (HSGs) are rarely present but they cause an aesthetic problem. We report a case of a patient suffering from hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, treated with salicylic acid peels for the hyperplastic sebaceous glands.
Danielsen K K Department of Dermatology, Neuro and Orthopaedic Clinic, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway; Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, - - 2014
Questions remain concerning to what extent age and gender may modify the suggested association between psoriasis and the metabolic syndrome in a general population. To investigate the association between psoriasis and the metabolic syndrome within a large population-based cohort by age and gender. A cross-sectional study including 10,521 participants age ...
Konecny Tomas T Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; International Clinical Research Center (ICRC) - St Anne's University Hospital, Brno, Czech - - 2014
We report the first case of percutaneous myxoma ablation and retrieval from the right atrium. This novel procedure may reduce the need for repeat surgical excisions in patients with Carney Complex and other recurrent myxoma syndromes.
Tüfekçi Ozlem O Department of Pediatric Hematology, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylül University, Balcova, Izmir, - - 2014
CANDLE syndrome (chronic atypical neutrophilic dermatosis with lipodystrophy and elevated temperature) is a recently described autoinflammatory syndrome characterized by early onset, recurrent fever, skin lesions, and multisystemic inflammatory manifestations. Most of the patients have been shown to have mutation in PSMB8 gene. Herein, we report a 2-year-old patient with young ...
Kluk J J Skin Tumour Unit, 2nd Floor, Block C, South Wing, St. John's Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7EH, United - - 2014
The development of high grade lymphoma in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia is known as Richter's syndrome and is associated with a grave prognosis with a mean survival of 8 months despite treatment. Cutaneous Richter's syndrome has been described in a handful of cases and may be associated with a ...
Kozel Beth A BA Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, - - 2014
Previous examination in a small number of individuals with Williams syndrome (also referred to as Williams-Beuren syndrome) has shown subtly softer skin and reduced deposition of elastin, an elastic matrix protein important in tissue recoil. No quantitative information about skin elasticity in individuals with Williams syndrome is available; nor has ...
Pirro Matteo M Unit of Internal Medicine, Angiology and Arteriosclerosis Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Perugia, Italy - - 2014
Systemic inflammation and imbalance between endothelial injury and repair, the latter referred to as vascular incompetence, are associated with atherosclerosis and cardiovascular risk. Psoriasis, an inflammatory disease of the skin, has been associated with atherosclerosis. We investigated whether, in psoriasis, inflammation and vascular incompetence are associated with carotid intima-media thickness ...
Wall Jennifer B JB Division of Burn, Trauma, Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; Division of Dermatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Although chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) disks have been shown to help reduce the incidence of central line-associated blood stream infections, their use can result in local skin necrosis. The effects of CHG disks on patients with complex skin pathology have not been studied. We report 6 cases of dermal necrosis associated ...
Dugas-Breit Susanne S Department of Dermatology, Fachklinik Hornheide, - - 2014
At the time of diagnosis primary cutaneous lymphomas are limited to the skin. T-cell lymphomas represent at least two thirds of all primary cutaneous lymphomas with mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome being the most frequent entities. A precise staging based on clinical, histological, immunohistological and molecular biological criteria is crucial ...
Buluş Ayşe Derya - - 2014
Abstract Iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome in children may occur as a result of the application of exogenous steroids. Prolonged use of powerful corticosteroids suppresses adrenal functions and iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome may develop particularly in infants who are given topical corticosteroids. We report here a case on three infants having Cushing's syndrome ...
Kawarai Shinpei S Veterinary Teaching Hospital Laboratory of Small Animal Clinics (S.K., N.K., H.M.), Department of Veterinary Medicine Laboratory of Veterinary Pathology (K.S.), and Laboratory of Microbiology I (A.K.), Azabu University, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan; Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (S.M.); and Central Laboratory, Japan BCG Laboratory, Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan (S.Y.). - - 2014
Cutaneous sterile pyogranuloma/granuloma syndrome (SPGS) is a locally restricted multinodular dermatitis. Affected dogs are typically healthy, but a few show systemic signs. Herein, a case of a dog presenting with generalized ulcerative dermatitis with systemic signs of mild anemia and an increased C-reactive protein level is described. Cutaneous SPGS was ...
Handler M Z MZ Department of Dermatology, Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School, Newark, - - 2014
Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome is a potentially life-threatening disorder caused most often by a phage group II Staphylococcus aureus infection. Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome is more common in newborns than in adults. Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome tends to appear abruptly with diffuse erythema and fever. The diagnosis can be confirmed by ...
Cayir Atilla - - 2014
Abstract Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome (APS) is a rarely diagnosed condition characterized by a combination of two or more organ-specific autoimmune diseases and divided into a very rare juvenile (APS type I) and a relatively common adult type (APS II-IV). The major components of APS-I are hypoparathyroidism, adrenal failure, and mucocutaneous ...
Min Sa-Hee SH Department of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Min, Kang, Park), Department of Veterinary Pathology (Sur), College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University, Seoul, 143-701 South - - 2014
A 10-year-old Pekingese dog with atopic dermatitis was referred due to pyrexia, multiple skin nodules, anorexia, and depression. The dog was diagnosed as having systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) induced by bacterial dermatitis. This case presents diagnosis and treatment of SIRS with staphylococcal skin infection in a dog that was ...
Guerrero-González Guillermo Antonio GA Department of Dermatology, Hospital Universitario 'Dr. José Eleuterio González', Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, - - 2014
Rothmund-Thomson syndrome (RTS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder presenting with poikiloderma and other clinical features, affecting the bones and eyes and, in type II RTS, presenting an increased risk for malignancy. With about 300 cases reported so far, we present a 13-year follow-up including clinical images, X-rays and genetic ...
Freira Sílvia S Adolescent Medicine Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisbon, - - 2014
SAPHO (synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis) syndrome includes both dermatological and rheumatologic symptoms. Being a rare condition, the diagnosis is frequently late. The authors report a case of a 13-year-old boy diagnosed with synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis syndrome with unusual severe systemic repercussions. The patient presented with ...
Bakkour W W Dermatology Centre, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, - - 2014
Circinate balanitis is the commonest cutaneous manifestation of reactive arthritis (Reiter syndrome), but can also occur independently. Topical corticosteroid therapy is the most commonly used treatment, and topical calcineurin inhibitors have also been used successfully. We report a case of a 20-year-old man who presented with discrete erythematous patches with ...
Baker Mary Grace MG From the *School of Medicine, †Division of Rheumatology, Departments of Medicine, ‡Dermatology, and §Pathology and Dermatology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, - - 2014
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS)/toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN)-like lesions in acute cutaneous lupus erythematosus [LE]) are an unusual manifestation of systemic LE. We describe a patient with widespread vesiculobullous lesions diagnosed as SJS/TEN-like acute cutaneous LE as the initial presentation of systemic LE. Stevens-Johnson syndrome/TEN-like LE may be differentiated from other vesiculobullous ...
Yang C-Y CY Clinical Pharmacy Division, Linkou Branch of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, - - 2014
Strontium ranelate is a relatively new medication with good safety profile for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis. However, severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions have been reported, such as drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). We report the case of a ...
Bostoen J - - 2014
Increasing epidemiological evidence suggests associations between psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and metabolic disease. Elucidating the complex relationship between these comorbidities may have important management implications. The aim of this study was to examine the difference in prevalence of metabolic disease burden between patients with psoriasis who lack arthritic manifestations (PsO) ...
Santos Guida G Hospital Santo António dos Capuchos, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, EPE, Lisbon, - - 2014
Multiple autoimmune syndrome is a rare condition, described by Humbert and Dupond in 1988. It is defined by the association of at least 3 autoimmune diseases in the same patient. Vitiligo is the most common skin condition in this syndrome. This article presents the case of a 31-year-old male with ...
Heeren Neto Augusto Scardazan AS Programa de Pós-Gradução de Ensino e Pesquisa em Entomologia Médica e Acariologia, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, - - 2014
Venomous animals are those that, by means of a hunting and defense mechanism, are able to inject their prey with a toxic substance produced in their bodies, directly from specialized glands (e.g., tooth, sting, spur) through which the poison passes. Millipedes are poisonous animals; they can be harmful to humans, ...
Suman Neelam N Department of Prosthodontics, SGRD Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Amritsar, Punjab, - - 2014
Kindler syndrome is a rare hereditary disorder, associated with skin fragility. The syndrome involves the skin and mucous membrane with radiological changes. The genetic defect has been identified on the short arm of chromosome 20. This report describes a 16-year-old patient with classical features like blistering and photosensitivity in childhood ...
Brănişteanu Daciana Elena - - 2014
Subacute lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a specific form of lupus erythematosus characterized by prevalently cutaneous manifestations usually with a good prognosis. It is more common in patients aged 15 to 70 years, and there is a female predilection. This form accounts for 10% of all lupus erythematosus cases. We present ...
Gulec Ali Ihsan AI Department of Dermatology, Duzce Medical Faculty , Duzce , - - 2014
Abstract A 27-year-old male patient presented with a maculopapular eruption on the flexural areas and buttocks after using oral ketoconazole. The patient was diagnosed with drug-induced baboon syndrome based on his history, which included prior sensitivity to topical ketoconazole, a physical examination, and histopathological findings. Baboon syndrome is a drug- ...
Rall Katharina - - 2014
Acne is a very common skin condition during adolescence and adulthood. Patients with uterovaginal agenesis (Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome, MRKH) treated at the Tubingen University Center for Rare Female Genital Malformations, however, clinically appeared to be less frequently affected by acne. The etiology of MRKH syndrome remains unknown. The only known MRKH-associated ...
Chandran Nisha S NS Division of Dermatology, University Medicine Cluster, National University Hospital, - - 2014
A 2-year-old girl with a diagnosis of loose anagen hair syndrome was treated with a tapering regime of minoxidil 5% solution over 28 months, resulting in quick, significant clinical improvement with no adverse effects.
Piérard Gérald E GE Laboratory of Skin Bioengineering and Imaging, Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium; Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Besançon, - - 2014
The gravitational syndrome resulting from venous pressure elevation occasionally develops on the legs during pregnancy. The limb tends to enlarge and become stiffer. The body contours are altered. To assess incipient gravitational edema due to chronic venous insufficiency using measurements of the skin tensile strength. A total of 21 women ...
Masood Sadia S Department of Medicine, Faculty Office Building, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, - - 2014
Autoimmune diseases are known to have association with each other but it is very rare to see multiple autoimmune diseases in one patient. The combination of at least three autoimmune diseases in the same patient is referred to as multiple autoimmune syndrome. The case we are reporting features multiple autoimmune ...
Akoglu Gulsen G Dermatology Clinic, Ankara Halil Sivgin Cubuk State Hospital, Ankara, - - 2014
Palmoplantar erythrodysesthesia syndrome (PPES) and nail changes are common presentations of cutaneous toxicity of docetaxel chemotherapy, which deteriorate the quality of life of patients. Herein, we describe a female patient who developed PPES and multiple nail changes due to docetaxel treatment for infiltrative ductal carcinoma. Cold application and elevation of ...
Cruz-Portelles A A Critical Care Medicine Department, V. I. Lenin University General Hospital, Holguín, Cuba. Electronic address: - - 2014
Job's syndrome or Hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome (HIES) is a rare primary immunodeficiency characterized by recurrent soft tissue infections, coarse face, skeletal and vascular abnormalities, and markedly high levels of Immunoglobulin E. Eczema that resembles atopic dermatitis but is refractory to traditional treatment and severe and recurrent bacterial pneumonias often recognized ...
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