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#1
Colin Geddes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679336/a-rare-cause-of-urosepsis-answers
#2
Jasenka Kraljević, Leo Grandić, Mario Duvnjak, Davor Librenjak, Zenon Pogorelić
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679335/a-rare-cause-of-urosepsis-clinical-quiz
#3
Jasenka Kraljević, Leo Grandić, Mario Duvnjak, Davor Librenjak, Zenon Pogorelić
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679334/syncope-in-a-patient-with-minimal-change-disease-without-nephrotic-range-proteinuria
#4
Wen-Fang Chiang, Jenq-Shyong Chan, Pauling Chu, Chia-Chao Wu
Introduction Pulmonary embolism is a potentially life-threatening complication of nephrotic syndrome. Syncope is rarely reported as an initial presentation of pulmonary embolism in nephrotic patients. Case presentation We describe a 35-year-old man who was taking steroids and diuretics for relapse of minimal change disease who presented after a syncopal event. The patient was hypotensive and had distended neck veins. The major laboratory findings were hypoalbuminemia with mild proteinuria. The findings on electrocardiography, chest radiography, and echocardiography and the elevated plasma D-dimer level raised suspicion of pulmonary embolism...
May 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670981/keep-an-eye-out-a-rare-case-of-acute-onset-charles-bonnet-syndrome-after-stanford-type-a-aortic-dissection-repair-surgery
#5
Fabian Cook, Scott Dougherty, Robert Moreton, Maziar Khorsandi
Charles Bonnet Syndrome describes the triad of complex visual hallucinations secondary to ophthalmic pathology in psychologically normal people. We present a rare case of acute-onset Charles Bonnet Syndrome following cardiac surgery that resulted in profound loss of visual acuity in both eyes with characteristic visual hallucinations that were initially mistaken for delirium. Computed tomography of the brain revealed bilateral occipital infarcts, providing the substrate for Charles Bonnet Syndrome. A high index of suspicion should be maintained in cognitively intact patients with visual loss who are also experiencing visual hallucinations to ensure prompt diagnosis and management of this often overlooked condition...
May 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228054/this-message-is-sent-with-high-self-importance
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February 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110629/clippers-and-the-need-for-long-term-immunosuppression
#7
Tarig M Abkur, Hugh Kearney, Michael J Hennessy
Chronic Lymphocytic Inflammation with Pontine Perivascular Enhancement Responsive to Steroids (CLIPPERS) is a rare chronic inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system. Herein, we describe the case of a 62-year-old female who presented with right sided facial tingling, gait ataxia and diplopia. Neuroimaging revealed pontine curvilinear enhancing lesions with extension into cerebellar peduncles, characteristic of CLIPPERS. This report discusses the differential diagnosis and the importance of prolonged immunomodulatory treatment for this rare neuro-inflammatory disorder...
February 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28084899/limited-role-of-hla-dq2-8-genotyping-in-diagnosing-coeliac-disease
#8
Siba P Paul, Matthew Hoghton, Bhupinder Sandhu
The European guidelines for diagnosing coeliac disease in children were revised in 2012. These recommend that in symptomatic children, a diagnosis of coeliac disease can be made without small-bowel biopsies provided their anti-tissue transglutaminase (anti-tTG) titre is >10 times of upper-limit-of-normal (>10×ULN) and anti-endomysial antibody is positive. In order to firm up the diagnosis in these children with very high anti-tTG titre, HLA-DQ2/DQ8 should be checked and be positive. Approximately 25-40% of white Caucasian population has HLA-DQ2/DQ8 haplotype...
February 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633596/laparotomy-site-implantation-metastasis-of-carcinoma-of-the-papilla-of-vater
#9
Milan Radojkovic, Jasmina Gligorijevic, Miroslav Stojanovic, Goran Stanojevic, Ivan Ilic
Introduction Carcinomas of the papilla of Vater make up a heterogeneous group of tumours arising from different types of epithelium. Regional lymph nodes, liver and lungs are the primary sites of metastatic progression of these tumours. Case presentation We present a patient with an abdominal incision site metastasis of low-grade (mixed type) adenocarcinoma of the papilla of Vater one year after pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy. Implantation metastasis of low-grade ampullary carcinoma in the laparotomy wound after open Whipple's procedure is unusual...
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633595/central-venous-catheter-insertion-into-the-false-lumen-of-a-complicated-aortic-dissection
#10
Ahmet Bas, Deniz Goksedef, Sedat G Kandemirli, Fatih Gulsen, Furuzan Numan
Thoracic endovascular repair is considered the first-line treatment in complicated acute type B dissection. Central venous catheters provide valuable vascular access during endovascular treatments. However, central venous catheters are not without complications. Herein, we report a case of central venous catheter insertion into the false lumen of a complicated acute type B aortic dissection by direct aortic puncture. The tip of the central venous catheter was in the false lumen. The central venous catheter was left in place initially and was removed after graft stent deployment...
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606006/a-beginner-s-guide-to-the-literature-search-in-medical-education
#11
S Martin, Z Hussain, J G Boyle
Conducting a literature search can be a daunting prospect if you have not done it before. This article aims to provide a beginner's guide to searching the medical education literature, by describing how to construct an effective search strategy, the resources that are available and the basics of how searching works.
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587518/an-investigation-into-uk-medical-students-knowledge-of-lifestyle-factors-on-cancer
#12
S Luckman, C Xiao, E McLennan, A S Anderson, N Mutrie, S J Moug
Background and aim Lifestyle factor modification (alcohol, smoking, obesity, diet, physical activity) has the potential to reduce cancer incidence and cancer survival. This study assessed the knowledge of lifestyle factors and cancer in undergraduate medical students. Methods and results A total of 218 students (7 UK universities) completed an online survey of nine questions in three areas: knowledge (lifestyle factors and cancer); information sources; clinical practice (witnessed clinical counselling). Diet, alcohol, smoking and physical activity were recognised as lifestyle factors by 98% of responders, while only 69% reported weight...
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534663/pulmonary-granular-cell-tumours-case-presentations-and-literature-review
#13
Petra Radić, Luka Brčić
Pulmonary granular cells tumours are very rare tumours, most probably originating from Schwann cells. Although rare, clinical and biological presentation is diverse. They are most commonly endobronchial masses, usually a solitary pulmonary lesion, although in up to 20% they can occur as multiple lesions and can be mistaken for malignant process. In spite of infiltrative growth, and rare direct lymph node invasion, they have a very good prognosis if completely removed. Here we present two cases from the archives of the Institute of Pathology, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, with literature review...
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530529/thinking-allowed
#14
John Larkin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511619/daylight-photodynamic-therapy-in-scotland
#15
Helen Cordey, Ronan Valentine, Andrea Lesar, Harry Moseley, Ewan Eadie, Sally Ibbotson
Chronic sun-induced dysplastic skin changes (actinic keratoses) are extremely common in fair-skinned people in Scotland. These changes are a major cause of morbidity and may develop into skin cancer. Actinic keratoses are often extensive and pose a therapeutic challenge as field-directed treatment is required for chronic disease management. One such treatment approach is hospital-based photodynamic therapy, which is a well-established treatment in Scotland for actinic keratoses, using a photosensitiser pro-drug and red LED light irradiation...
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490287/cheiro-oral-syndrome
#16
Mamoun Saeed, Abdelrahman Abbker, Paul Brenan, Tarig Mohammed Abkur
We describe a 64-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with a two-day history of left perioral and hand numbness. Examination revealed impaired sensation of the left corner of the mouth and ipsilateral fingers. Neuroimaging showed an acute right thalamic lacunar infarct consistent with the diagnosis of cheiro-oral syndrome. In this report, we discuss the importance of recognising this syndrome and instituting appropriate management to prevent further cerebrovascular events.
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490286/loss-of-consciousness-collapse-and-associated-driving-restrictions-a-retrospective-case-note-review-an-important-reminder-regarding-driving-restrictions
#17
Adam Williamson, Scott Muir
Background and aims National guidelines outlining medical standards for fitness to drive are provided by The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. We aimed to establish whether patients presenting with collapse or loss of consciousness received documented advice regarding driving restrictions, if appropriate for their working diagnosis. Methods and results A retrospective case note review was undertaken over a four-month period for emergency patients clinically coded as seizure/convulsion (R568) and collapse/syncope (R55X); 163 patients had a primary or working diagnosis on discharge that suggested driving status and restrictions could have been reviewed...
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480792/a-rare-presentation-of-meralgia-paraesthetica-in-limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy
#18
Ozgur Zeliha Karaahmet, Eda Gurcay, Duygu Ozturk, Sukran Guzel, Aytul Cakci
A 44-year-old female with paraesthesia and pain on the left anterolateral thigh who had been diagnosed with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy by electromyography and muscle biopsy is presented. Neurological examination revealed atrophy of the proximal muscles of both shoulders, plus pseudo hypertrophy of both calves. Electromyography exhibited a myopathic pattern. Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging demonstrated a fusiform nerve swelling below the inguinal ligament suggesting lateral femoral cutaneous nerve compression, consistent with meralgia paraesthetica...
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480791/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-secondary-to-caffeine-withdrawal
#19
Dheeraj Kalladka, Aslam Siddiqui, Alok Tyagi, Edward Newman
We describe a 39-year-old man who developed thunderclap headaches during a hospital admission for accidental superficial burns. His magnetic resonance brain imaging was normal expect for diffuse segmental vasoconstriction. Prior to admission, he was consuming excessive amounts of caffeine which was restarted and slowly tapered and stopped over weeks. Repeat magnetic resonance angiogram showed resolution of segmental vasoconstriction. The implications of prescribed and non-prescribed drugs on cerebral vasculature have been discussed...
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480790/wound-botulism-its-neurological-manifestations-treatment-and-outcomes-a-case-series-from-the-glasgow-outbreak-2015
#20
Sarah-Jane Martin, Gillian Penrice, Corinne Amar, Kathie Grant, George H Gorrie
Background and aims We examined the neurological manifestations, treatment and outcomes of a subset of 25 patients within the largest ever outbreak of wound botulism in Europe. Methods and results All 25 cases were intravenous drug users. The most common presenting symptom was dysarthria in 19/25 (76%), followed by dysphagia in 12/25 (48%), blurred vision in 10/25 (40%) and double vision in 8/25 (32%). Microbiological analysis confirmed the diagnosis in nine cases (36%). Duration of admission positively correlated with time to antitoxin, time to wound debridement and female sex...
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
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