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Johal P - - 2008
Transient laxity in association with pregnancy of the native anterior cruciate ligament has been previously documented. This phenomenon has only been previously reported in one case of ACL reconstruction, but it has been recommended that patients that become pregnant soon after surgery should be closely observed. We report three cases ...
Dalton Catherine M - - 2008
Intrathecal baclofen is a GABA-receptor agonist and one of the mainstay treatments of severe spasticity due to multiple sclerosis (MS). The authors report a case on the use of intrathecal baclofen administered using a Medtronic Synchromed II infusion pump. A healthy male infant (2.68 kg, Apgars 9 and 10) was ...
Onodera Narumi - - 2008
Hyperreactio luteinalis (HL) in normal pregnancy has been reported previously. However, only a few cases of HL recurrence have been reported. The present report describes HL in a normal singleton pregnancy presenting with an acute abdomen requiring surgical intervention. In a subsequent normal singleton pregnancy, HL recurred and was treated ...
Pereg David - - 2008
Cancer is the second leading cause of death during the reproductive years complicating between 0.02% and 0.1% of pregnancies. This incidence is expected to rise with the increase in age of childbearing. The relatively rare occurrence of pregnancy-associated cancer precludes conducting large, prospective studies to examine diagnostic, management and outcome ...
Verma Shyam - - 2008
Lymphangiectasias occurring as a consequence of pregnancy and spontaneously regressing upon successful outcome of pregnancy is a rarity that needs to be reported. More so because these lesions occurring on the vulva can mimic various other entities and can sometimes be misconstrued as sexually transmitted disease by persons involved in ...
Ugwonali Obinwanne F - - 2008
Osteonecrosis is thought to result from the temporary or permanent loss of blood supply to the bones. Without proper nutrition, the bone tissue dies, is resorbed, and collapses. If the process involves the bones in a joint, it often leads to collapse of the joint surface. Four new cases of ...
Vijay Kamath - - 2008
Pregnancy related compressive myelopathy secondary to vertebral hemangioma is a rare occurrence and its treatment antepartum is rare. We report a 22-year-old lady in her 26th-week of pregnancy who was treated in two stages--antepartum with a laminectomy and posterior stabilization. This resulted in complete recovery of the neurological deficits. She ...
Buyukbayrak Esra Esim - - 2008
Pregnancy and cancer is a complex situation. The coincidence of chronic myelogeneous leukemia (CML) and pregnancy is an uncommon event, in part because CML occurs mostly in older age groups. The management of CML during pregnancy is a difficult problem because of the potential effects of the therapy on the ...
ten Hove C H - - 2008
A young woman has started cancer treatment because of a Hodgkin's lymphoma. After four months of chemotherapy, a PET scan showed an unexplained hotspot in the right lower abdomen. This was later explained by an unsuspected pregnancy. Our case emphasizes the importance of a pregnancy test in all women in ...
Liboska Radek - - 2008
We have synthesized two different groups of oligonucleotides containing chiral isopolar nonisosteric phosphonate internucleotide linkages, and studied their properties in combination with natural phosphodiester ones. The improved synthetic procedures for the monomers preparation are also reported.
Mendhekar Dattatreya - - 2008
There is very limited information available on the use of psychotropic drugs in consecutive pregnancies. The authors report a case of a woman with schizophrenia wherein risperidone was used successfully in two consecutive pregnancies. This is only the second known report in the existing literature in which atypical antipsychotic was ...
Kim Seo Young - - 2008
We describe a patient with limited Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) presenting during pregnancy with aggressive cutaneous involvement. She was treated with a combination of high-dose corticosteroids and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) during her third trimester. The patient had otherwise uneventful pregnancy and a satisfactory outcome for both herself and her newborn. In ...
McCarthy-Keith Desired M - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Perineal endometrioma has been reported in reproductive-aged women following perineal trauma. The common presentation is a perineal mass with cyclic pain coincident with the menstrual cycle in a woman with a history of perineal laceration. Curative treatment is possible with complete surgical excision. No reports of perineal endometrioma occurring ...
Nappi Carmine - - 2008
Gerodermia osteodysplastica is a rare autosomal recessive connective tissue disorder included in the cutis laxa syndromes. We report the first case of pregnancy in a 26-year-old patient with gerodermia osteodysplastica, which terminated in successful cesarean delivery at term. The course, management, and potential concerns of such an extraordinary pregnancy are ...
Willis-Owen Charles A - - 2008
We describe a case of bilateral femoral neck fractures secondary to transient osteoporosis of pregnancy, which were diagnosed after delivery due to the desire to avoid ionising radiation. These fractures were presumed to be secondary to transient osteoporosis of pregnancy and were treated successfully with internal fixation despite delayed presentation. ...
Shrim Alon - - 2008
One of my patients has been diagnosed with breast cancer and started treatment with trastuzumab. She has recently discovered that she is pregnant and wishes to continue the pregnancy. What are the consequences of trastuzumab treatment during pregnancy and can she continue her pregnancy? Human data regarding the safety of ...
Lype Mary - - 2008
Baller Gerold Syndrome (BGS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that is apparent at birth. The disorder is characterized by distinctive malformations of the skull and facial area and bones of the forearms and hands. We are reporting a new case of BGS in a 10-month-old female child born of ...
Lin Tsung-I - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma, particularly during pregnancy, rarely comes to medical attention before it spreads to the regional lymph nodes. CASE REPORT: We report a 26-year-old Taiwanese woman who suffered from persistent headache and purulent nasal discharge during mid-pregnancy. Magnetic resonance imaging examination showed a large soft tissue mass measuring 3 ...
Diaz Adriana G - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To report three cases of insulinoma associated with pregnancy. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Divisions of Endocrinology and Gastroenterologic Surgery, Hospital de Clínicas, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. PATIENT(S): Three patients with hypoglycemic signs due to insulinoma appearing during pregnancy or shortly after delivery. INTERVENTION(S): Laparoscopic excision of insulinoma in ...
Kim Hyeun Sung - - 2007
Low back pain is common during pregnancy. However, the prevalence of symtomatic lumbar disc herniation is rare, and cauda equina syndrome due to disc herniation during pregnancy is even rarer. We report a rare case of lumbar disc herniation causing cauda equina syndrome during third trimester of pregnancy which successfully ...
Valappil Saudabi - - 2007
All-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) has been proved to be an effective treatment for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), inducing remission in more than 90% of cases. Treatment of APL in pregnancy is controversial as the use of ATRA has been questioned due to the teratogenic effect of retinoids. We report a case ...
Buda Alessandro - - 2008
Renal cell carcinoma is a rare, potentially fatal tumor that occasionally occurs during pregnancy. The probability of cure is directly related to the stage or degree of tumor dissemination. Surgical resection is the mainstay of treatment of this disease. A case of patient who was diagnosed with a renal mass ...
Al-Adnani Mudher - - 2008
We present a case of recurrent massive perivillous fibrin deposition (MPVFD) in a patient with polymyositis (PM). Massive perivillous fibrin deposition occurred in 2 consecutive pregnancies: the 1st ended in an intrauterine death at 34 weeks of gestation, while the 2nd pregnancy resulted in a live-born baby at 32 weeks ...
Eedarapalli Padma - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The rarity of breast cancer in pregnancy and conflict between the optimal maternal therapy and fetal risks make its management challenging. Chemotherapy is the standard treatment for advanced cases. Epirubicin as a combination agent has been reported for breast and other cancers in pregnancy but not as a single ...
Deliveliotou Aikaterini - - 2007
Cogan's syndrome (CS) is a chronic inflammatory disorder that most commonly affects young adults. Major clinical features are interstitial keratitis and vestibuloauditory dysfunction. Associations between CS and systemic vasculitis as well as aortitis also exist. The present report is the first case in the literature of pregnancy associated with Cogan ...
Karamercan Ahmet - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer during pregnancy is uncommon. Most patients present in late pregnancy, and the tumor is localized to rectum in up to 85% of cases. Delayed diagnosis due to confusing significant lower gastrointestinal symptoms with pregnancy-associated gastrointestinal changes is a common feature. From the increasing intraabdominal pressure during delivery, ...
Teran-Porcayo M A - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: Cancer during pregnancy is uncommon. However, recent trends in the prolongation of the childbearing age have made cancer-associated pregnancies more frequent. The objective of our study was to describe the frequency, types of cancer, and treatment with this association in our institution. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The clinical records of ...
Atabo Adigo - - 2008
Head and neck cancers during pregnancy are rising in incidence. Clinicians need to be aware of the principles of managing these cases. This paper is a review of the literature of head and neck cancers during pregnancy with a short case series of six non-thyroid pregnancy-associated cancers treated by a ...
Herring Andrew A - - 2007
The occurrence of a mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the pancreas during pregnancy is extremely rare, reported in only twice in the English literature. We describe a 34-year-old patient with this rare condition who was successfully managed by resection of the tumor with distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy. The operation was performed at ...
Bodner-Adler Barbara - - 2007
Cancer is rare during pregnancy, but breast cancer is the second most common cancer in pregnant women. Pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC) is defined as breast cancer that occurs during pregnancy or within one year of delivery. Five cases of PABC occurring during the second and third trimester of pregnancy managed ...
Eskandar Osama - - 2007
Severe hypertriglyceridemia is a rare condition in pregnancy. All the cases of severe gestational hypertriglyceridemia that have been reported previously in the literature were caused by genetic mutations or familial hypertriglyceridemia secondary to lipoprotein lipase deficiency or apolipoprotein C-II deficiency. We report the first case of severe, non-genetic, non-familial, pregnancy-induced ...
Latimer John - - 2007
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the management of gynaecological cancers occurring in association with pregnancy. To consider the impact of the cancer on the pregnancy, and the impact of the pregnancy on the cancer. RECENT FINDINGS: The management of gynaecological cancers in pregnancy remains, fortunately, a rare problem for the ...
Budiman Helen - - 2007
We report the case of a 39-year-old woman who became pregnant despite a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS), which was inserted 40 months before the pregnancy was detected. When a Caesarean section was performed, the LNG-IUS was found within the omentum majus. It has been reported, that displaced LNG-IUS can cause ...
Kumari Rashmi - - 2007
BACKGROUND: During pregnancy profound immunologic, metabolic, endocrine and vascular changes occur, that are responsible for the changes of the skin and its appendages, both physiologic and pathologic. AIMS: We undertook a clinical study to find out the frequency and pattern of skin changes in pregnant women. METHODS: All consecutive pregnant ...
Shrim Alon - - 2007
Trastuzumab (Herceptin) is a monoclonal antibody used for the treatment of breast cancer. Experience with use of this agent during pregnancy, and its possible effects on the fetus, is limited. We present a case of a patient with breast cancer who was treated with trastuzumab during the first 24 weeks ...
McCarthy Fergus P - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm with a poor prognosis. Most cases occur in children, with few cases reported in adults. Our patient was a woman whose pregnancy was complicated by the recurrence of metastatic undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver. CASE: In the ...
Njoku, O; Department of ...
Background: Reports of pregnancies in patients with ectopia vesicae (bladder exstrophy) have been reported in the literature. Aim: To report two pregnancies in a woman treated for ectopia vesicae. Setting: Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Urosurgery, Cornwall Regional Hospital, Montego Bay, Jamaica, West Indies. Case report: A 24 year ...
Garderet Laurent - - 2007
The number of CML patients in child-bearing age and treated with imatinib is increasing. These women may want to be pregnant or are actually pregnant while on imatinib. Physicians do not know when to stop the treatment and what the risks are for the foetus and the mother. We report ...
Degani S - - 2007
Pulsed wave Doppler ultrasound of fetal vessels confirms the similarity of human fetal circulation to the experimental animal physiology, The result of a multitude of research articles in this field is the clinical use of various components of fetal circulation in perinatal medicine. Umbilical, uterine and fetal cerebral arteries as ...
Jones Alison Louise - - 2006
Breast cancer during pregnancy remains a challenge for clinicians and a difficult experience for women and the families. Any breast symptom during pregnancy warrants triple assessment and any lump should have a definite diagnosis. If cancer is diagnosed it is usually possible to continue with the pregnancy without compromising any ...
Crum Nancy F - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Coccidioidomycosis is an uncommon fungal infection during pregnancy. We report a case and review the literature on coccidioidomycosis in pregnancy. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE (1966-2005), PubMed (1950-2005), Embase (1974-2005), the Cochrane Library, and the Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office United States Army (1880-1961) for cases of ...
Walloch Judith Esther - - 2007
The following case report describes a pregnant woman who was convinced that her pregnancy was non-existent despite being in an advanced stage of clinically obvious pregnancy. The nosologically unspecific syndrome of denial of pregnancy is discussed by reviewing the literature. Based on the existing literature it will be explained why ...
Hedenmalm Karin - - 2006
PURPOSE: To study the association between alopecia and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) by estimating reporting rates and by making association comparisons within databases of adverse drug reactions (ADRs). METHODS: All reports of alopecia with marketed SSRIs until the end of 2004 were identified in SWEDIS, the national Swedish database ...
Kelly Hanna - - 2006
We report the case of a woman who conceived while being treated on a phase I clinical trial with lapatinib, a dual inhibitor of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and HER2/neu, for metastatic breast cancer. Despite approximately 11 weeks of exposure to lapatinib in the first and second trimesters, the ...
Lycette Jennifer L - - 2006
Breast cancer during pregnancy is increasingly common as women delay childbearing until later in life. Safe administration of adjuvant chemotherapy during pregnancy has been reported. Physiologic and metabolic changes during pregnancy could alter the pharmacokinetics of these agents. This is a pilot study to prospectively study the pharmacokinetics of chemotherapeutic ...
Sentilhes Loïc - - 2007
To date, the number of cases reported after exposure to mifepristone alone in early pregnancy is limited. In 24 cases, only 1 observation of fetal malformation associated with mifepristone has previously been reported. We report a case of amniotic band syndrome with limb amputation after exposure to mifepristone in early ...
Umezurike, Chisara C.
Heterotopic pregnancy, although rare, is occurring more frequently because of an increase in genital infection and the escalating use of new reproductive technologies in infertility patients. The case of a 30-year-old para 2+1 prophetess is presented. She had a spontaneous vaginal delivery at term. Persistent abdominal pain and distension led ...
Gilani, Mitra Modares
Carcinoma of the vulva has commonly been recognized as a disease of postmenopausal women, but some cases have been reported in young women during pregnancy. Medical records were reviewed for a patient with vulvar carcinoma diagnosed in pregnancy. Using Medline and cross references, pertinent articles were sought and reviewed. A ...
Altıntepe, Lütfullah
Aim: In this study, the reason of the acute renal failure (ARF) clinic features and results of it has examined as retrospectively. Methods: In this study, the etiology, clinical features and outcome of acute renal failure (ARF) evaluted retrospectively in the Anatolian region of Turkey. Above mentioned features were examined ...
Sethi Sujata - - 2006
This report describes the case of a woman with treatment-resistant schizophrenia who became pregnant while being treated successfully with clozapine. Possible risks associated with continuation of clozapine during pregnancy are discussed.
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