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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595825/correction-recurrent-biliary-obstruction-secondary-to-portal-biliopathy-and-the-role-of-cholangioscopy-a-case-report
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Agazi Gebreselassie, Majidah Bukhari, Ahmad Awan, Mouen Khashab
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.7759/cureus.2046.].
March 20, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666779/a-multidisciplinary-approach-for-rehabilitation-of-enucleated-sockets-ocular-implants-with-custom-ocular-prosthesis
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Minati Choudhury, Fathima Banu, Shanmuganathan Natarajan, Anand Kumar, Padmanabhan Tv
Interdisciplinary prosthodontics goes beyond our imagination into fields that have a direct effect on our total body health and quality of life. Removal of an eye has a detrimental effect on the psychology of the patient. Enucleation involves removal of the eyeball proper and leads to an enophthalmic socket with a shrunken eye, which has a crippling effect on patient's emotional and social life. Custom-made eye prosthesis simulates the characteristics of the companion eye and helps in restoring the normal facial appearance...
February 16, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666778/psychiatric-morbidity-perceived-stress-and-ways-of-coping-among-parents-of-children-with-intellectual-disability-in-lahore-pakistan
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Muhammad H Sheikh, Sania Ashraf, Nazish Imran, Sadia Hussain, Muhammad W Azeem
Background This study assessed anxiety and depression levels among parents of children with intellectual disability (ID) and analyzed their coping strategies. Methods One hundred parents of children with ID were recruited through child psychiatry outpatient services in a tertiary care setting in Lahore, Pakistan. A structured questionnaire including sociodemographic details, the Agha Khan University Anxiety Depression Scale, the Family Stress and Coping Questionnaire, Brief COPE questionnaire, and Support questionnaire were used for data collection...
February 16, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666777/injury-of-the-radial-nerve-in-the-arm-a-review
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REVIEW
Taroob J Latef, Muhammad Bilal, Marc Vetter, Joe Iwanaga, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
Compression of the radial nerve is most commonly described at the supinator muscle (i.e., arcade of Frohse). However, radial nerve compression can occur in the arm. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to review both etiologies of radial nerve entrapment and the sites at which this can occur in the arm. The clinical presentation of radial nerve entrapment in the arm and how it differs from that of entrapment at other sites is reviewed and the conditions potentially predisposing to nerve entrapment are described...
February 16, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666776/simultaneous-median-and-ulnar-compression-neuropathy-secondary-to-a-giant-palmar-lipoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
Melih Unal, Engin Demirayak, Baver Acar, Ozkan Kose
Lipomas are benign tumors that rarely settle in the hand. They usually present with mass, pain, and nerve compression symptoms. Although isolated median or ulnar nerve compression neuropathy secondary to a lipoma of the hand has been widely reported, simultaneous median and ulnar nerve compression neuropathy are exceedingly rare and there are only three reported cases in the current literature to date. Herein, a case of a 50-year-old woman with a giant palmar lipoma that caused median and ulnar compression neuropathy is presented...
February 16, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666775/thenar-compartment-syndrome-what-if-a-compartment-pressure-measuring-device-is-absent
#6
Aydin Budeyri, Mehmet C Cankus, Gökhan Meric, Gökhan B Sever
Compartment syndrome (CS) is a threatening condition characterized by excessive tissue pressure accumulation associated with acute trauma. Compartment syndrome causes a significant reduction in blood flow with subsequent muscle and nerve ischemic necrosis. Recently, reports have described the importance of intramuscular pressure measurements as a basis for CS diagnosis. Unfortunately, the measuring devices that were utilized produced results with unsatisfactory reliability, making a diagnosis and subsequent treatment challenging...
February 16, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666774/coral-dermatitis-or-infectious-dermatitis-report-of-a-case-of-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-of-skin-after-scuba-diving
#7
Venkataramana Kandi
Skin lesion which develops after deep sea diving is termed as coral dermatitis. The corals are known to produce a toxic substance which when comes in to contact with human skin may elicit hypersensitive reactions. Most previous reports highlight the allergic reactions caused by deep sea diving. This is a rare case of staphylococcal skin infection in a second-year medical student caused by Staphylococcus aureus ; he reported a history of deep sea diving before being presented to the hospital with skin rashes...
February 16, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662733/psoriasis-and-cardiovascular-diseases-a-literature-review-to-determine-the-causal-relationship
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REVIEW
Shanu Jindal, Nitin Jindal
Psoriasis is a chronic, complex autoimmune disease characterized by erythematous, scaly patches over extensor aspects of skin and is associated with joint involvement in about one-third of patients. An association between psoriasis and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) has been a topic of dilemma, and many studies have shown an increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity in patients with psoriasis. There is increasing evidence that psoriasis is associated with higher risk of CVD and increased prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors, as compared with the general population...
February 15, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662732/institutional-review-of-hemorrhagic-pelvic-emergencies-effectively-managed-with-percutaneous-arterial-embolization
#9
Muhammad Azeemuddin, Raza Sayani, Nauman Turab, Syed M Mustahsan, Mohammad Hasan, Dawar B Khan, Fatima Mubarak
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to review the results of pelvic arterial embolization (PAE) performed in the interventional radiology suite. METHOD: The data of all patients in whom pelvic angioembolization was performed was collected from July 2011 to June 2017. Procedures were performed by an experienced interventional radiologist. The clinical and laboratory data, as well as the outcome data, were obtained from the medical records of our hospital. The following parameters were collected for each patient, including the age, gender, presenting symptoms, site of bleeding, catheters used for embolization, material used for embolization, previous computed tomography (CT) scan and/or focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) ultrasound, average hemoglobin before the procedure, and patient clinical status on discharge...
February 15, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662731/intraventricular-haemorrhage-complicated-by-hydrocephalus-in-an-acutely-encephalopathic-preterm-infant
#10
Kene Maduemem, Sameen Khalid, Maya Hariharan, Aamer Siddique
Intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH) is characterized by bleeding of the immature subependymal germinal matrix in preterm infants, but the pathogenesis is multifactorial. IVH and posthaemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH) are common causes of neonatal morbidity and mortality among preterm infants. We describe a preterm male infant who was born clinically stillbirth; became moderately severe encephalopathic. He had bilateral IVH (III right and IV left) with consequent PHH. His incredible outcome following a stormy perinatal period appears intriguing...
February 15, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662730/myelopathy-improvement-following-removal-of-cervical-sublaminar-wiring
#11
Hurtis J Tullos, Robert G Briggs, Andrew K Conner, Allison E Williams, John B Maxwell, Michael D Martin
Posterior cervical wiring has been used by spine surgeons in fixation procedures for patients with spinal instability. It is historically considered an effective method of treating cervical instability with a low risk of complications leading to neurological deterioration. We experienced a case of delayed neurological decline associated with myelopathy, lower extremity spasticity, and associated syringomyelia secondary to instrumentation failure and resultant sublaminar wire protrusion into the cervical spinal cord...
February 14, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662729/the-clinical-evaluation-of-alcohol-intoxication-is-inaccurate-in-trauma-patients
#12
Ashwini Kumar, Travis Holloway, Stephen M Cohn, Gregory Goodwiler, John R Admire
BACKGROUND: Discharging patients from emergency centers based on the clinical features of intoxication alone may be dangerous, as these may poorly correlate with ethanol measurements. OBJECTIVE: We determined the feasibility of utilizing a hand-held breath alcohol analyzer to aid in the disposition of intoxicated trauma patients by comparing serial breathalyzer (Intoximeter, Alco-Sensor FST, St. Louis, Missouri, USA] data with clinical assessments in determining the readiness of trauma patients for discharge...
February 14, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662728/breastfeeding-and-weaning-practices-in-urban-slums-of-southern-punjab-pakistan
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Khalil Ahmed, Muhammad Talha, Zainab Khalid, Mehvish Khurshid, Rizwan Ishtiaq
Objective Proper breastfeeding and weaning practices are effective ways of reducing childhood morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to find out breastfeeding and weaning practices among infants of six months to one year in urban slums of Bahawalpur city. By evaluating the knowledge and attitude of lactating mothers regarding their child feeding habits, modifications and specific interventions can be implemented to improve the breastfeeding and weaning practices of the area. Methods A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out in the Shahdrah slums of Bahawalpur City after getting approval from the institutional review board of Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur...
February 13, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662727/paratesticular-serous-papillary-carcinoma-of-high-grade-and-malignant-potential-a-rare-case-with-a-role-for-adjuvant-therapy
#14
Jacob Lifton, Saum Ghodoussipour, Guang-Qian Xiao, Tanya Dorff, Jeffrey Loh-Doyle, Stuart D Boyd
Paratesticular serous papillary carcinomas are very rare, with less than 40 cases reported in the literature. These neoplasms are Müllerian in origin, and more commonly seen as epithelial-type ovarian cancer. Given the rarity of this tumor in men, staging and recommended treatment options do not exist. Herein, we present the case of a 35-year-old male with high-grade invasive serous papillary carcinoma. He was diagnosed after left radical orchiectomy for paratesticular mass and subsequently treated with adjuvant chemotherapy according to existing recommendations for its ovarian counterpart...
February 13, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662726/chronic-debilitating-headache-in-adults-caused-by-craniocerebral-disproportion-treatment-by-cranial-vault-expansion
#15
Ken R Winston, Brooke French, Jason Bunn
Craniocerebral disproportion is rarely considered as a cause for chronic, debilitating headache in adults. Children reported with this disorder typically suffer from headaches and lethargy for many years and have multisutural synostosis. The terms craniocerebral disproportion, craniostenosis, and slit-ventricle syndrome are used inconsistently as diagnostic designations. Three adults with craniocerebral disproportion who had been treated in infancy for two different pathologies are reported. All benefited greatly from cranial vault expansion...
February 13, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662725/multiple-cranial-neuropathies-in-a-patient-with-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#16
Nakul Katyal, Anant Wadhwa, Pradeep C Bollu
Neuropathies can occur in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) at any stage of the disease as a presenting symptom or during later stages of illness. A wide spectrum of neurological association is known to occur with DLBCL, ranging from cranial nerve palsies to peripheral neuropathies. Evaluation of cranial and peripheral neuropathies in patients with DLBCL requires meticulous clinical, imaging, and electrodiagnostic testing. A 75-year-old right-handed female with a known history of multiple cranial neuropathies and DLBCL presented with acute dysphagia and upper extremity weakness of one-week duration...
February 13, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657910/anterolateral-triangle-a-cadaveric-study-with-neurosurgical-significance
#17
Andre Granger, Ornella Bricoune, Tina Rajnauth, David Kimball, Heather Kimball, R Shane Tubbs, Marios Loukas
The anterolateral triangle is one of 10 surgical triangles of the cavernous sinus and serves as an important anatomic landmark for the skull base surgeon. There are few studies in the English literature that have precisely defined and measured the borders of the anterolateral triangle and little agreement has been made regarding the nomenclature within the English literature. A total of 12 midsagittally hemisected adult human cadaveric head halves were dissected to expose the anterolateral triangle. The triangle was defined and measurements of the anterior, posterior, and lateral borders were taken...
February 12, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657909/exposure-of-dural-venous-sinuses-a-review-of-techniques-and-description-of-a-single-piece-troughed-craniotomy
#18
William E Gordon, L Madison Michael Ii, Matthew A VanLandingham
Intracranial lesions along the falx and tentorium often require exposure of a dural venous sinus. Craniotomies that cross a sinus should maximize exposure while minimizing the risk of sinus injury and provide a cosmetically appealing result with simple reconstruction techniques.  We describe the published techniques for exposing dural venous sinuses, and introduce a new technique for a single-piece craniotomy exposing the superior sagittal sinus or transverse sinus using drilled troughs. A review of the literature was performed to identify articles detailing operative techniques for craniotomies over dural venous sinuses...
February 12, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657908/a-rare-case-of-coronary-artery-embolism-in-a-patient-with-d-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-with-prior-mustard-repair
#19
Prince Sethi, Udit Bhatnagar, Kelly Steffen, Edgard Bendaly, Adam Stys
The dextro-transposition of great arteries (d-TGA) is a rare, congenital, cyanotic heart disease and there is a paucity of data regarding long-term cardiovascular outcomes. We present a rare case of non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) in a patient with surgically repaired d-TGA. A 43-year-old male who had previously undergone a Mustard atrial switch palliative procedure presented with chest pain and diaphoresis and was diagnosed with NSTEMI. A coronary angiogram revealed a small, underdeveloped, left anterior descending and a large, left circumflex coronary artery with an acute embolic lesion...
February 12, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657907/comparing-surgical-site-infection-and-scar-cosmesis-between-conventional-linear-skin-closure-versus-purse-string-skin-closure-in-stoma-reversal-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Sathasivam Sureshkumar, Kunnathoor Jubel, Manwar S Ali, Chellappa Vijayakumar, Anandhi Amaranathan, Sudharsanan Sundaramoorthy, Chinnakali Palanivel
Introduction Stoma closure is one of the most frequently performed surgeries. The common complications are surgical site infection (SSI) and poor scar cosmesis. Purse-string sutures are expected to have less incidence of SSI due to the free drainage of secretions from the wound and possibly the early detection of a wound infection. Compared to the conventional linear closure, the purse-string closure technique is expected to have less wound infection, improved scar cosmesis, and good patient satisfaction because of a smaller size scar...
February 11, 2018: Curēus
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