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Kunlong Tang, Liang Wang, Zhongyuan Yang, Yingying Sui, Liming Li, Yuting Huang, Peng Gao
Cushing's syndrome requires glucocorticoid replacement following adrenalectomy. Based on a simplified glucocorticoid therapy scheme and the peri-operative observation, we investigated its efficacy and safety up to 6 months post-adrenalectomy in this cohort study. We found the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) levels were normal post-adrenalectomy, and sufficient to stimulate the recovery of the dystrophic adrenal cortex, thus exogenous supplemental ACTH might not be necessary. Patients were grouped by oral reception of either hydrocortisone or prednisone since day 2 post-adrenalectomy...
December 1, 2017: Oncotarget
Bembem Khuraijam, Parul Sobti, Darilin Shangpliang, Nita Khurana
Pilomatricoma is a benign follicular skin appendage tumour. It usually occurs as solitary lesion and is most commonly seen in the face and upper extremeties. Here we report a rare case of extramedullary haematopoiesis (EMH) in pilomatricoma in a 38-year-old lady.
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Nuha Alrayes, Hussein Sheikh Ali Mohamoud, Musharraf Jelani, Saleem Ahmad, Nirmal Vadgama, Khadijah Bakur, Michael Simpson, Jumana Yousuf Al-Aama, Jamal Nasir
BACKGROUND: Hereditary spastic paraplegias (HSP), a group of genetically heterogeneous neurological disorders with more than 56 documented loci (SPG1-56), are described either as uncomplicated (or pure), or complicated where in addition to spasticity and weakness of lower extremeties, additional neurological symptoms are present, including dementia, loss of vision, epilepsy, mental retardation and ichthyosis. We identified a large consanguineous family of Indian descent with four affected members with childhood onset HSP (SPG54), presenting with upper and lower limb spasticity, mental retardation and agenesis of the corpus callosum...
2015: BMC Research Notes
Peng Sun, Jianchao Guo, Na Xu
The lower-extremity vascular injuries and neuropathy are the most salient complications of diabetes which could lead to the poor prognosis, especially for the type II diabetes. The lower extremity vascular injuries and neuropathy usually coexist, yet their correlation in the pathogenesis of lower extremity lesions has received little attention in previous studies. To investigate the correlation between the degree of lower-extremity arterial injuries and lower-extremity neurological functional status in patients with type II diabetes, 32 patients with type II diabetes were examined for the mean flow velocity of the femoral artery and popliteal artery of lower extremeties, while the motor nerve conduction velocity (MCV) and sensory nerve conduction velocity (SCV) of the bilateral common peroneal nerve, sural nerve and posterior tibial nerve were simultaneously examined...
2015: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
James William Butterworth, William A Butterworth, Roxanne Wu
BACKGROUND: Delayed presentations of lower limb pseudoaneurysms secondary to penetrating trauma are particularly rare. METHODS: After presentation of this rare case report, we review relevant published literature. RESULTS: We report a rare case of a 55-year-old man with a progressively enlarging mass measuring 15 cm by 15 cm on his right anteromedial thigh 3 years after penetrating trauma. Computer tomography angiogram revealed this to be a large pseudoaneurysm supplied by a side branch artery from the right superficial femoral artery...
February 2015: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Amandeep Kumar, Manmohan Singh, Mehar C Sharma, Sameer Bakshi, Bhawani S Sharma
Sclerosing RMS (SRMS) is a recently described subtype of RMS that has not yet been included in any of the classification systems for RMSs. We did pubmed search using keywords "sclerosing, and rhabdomyosarcomas" and included all pediatric cases (age ≤ 18 years) of SRMSs in this review. We also included our case of an eleven-year-old male child with skull base SRMS and discuss the clinical, histopathological, immunohistochemical, and genetic characteristics of these patients. Till now, only 20 pediatric cases of SRMSs have been described in the literature...
2014: ISRN Oncology
Nitisha Narayan, Martin Griffiths, Hasu D L Patel
Gluteal compartment syndrome is a rare entity but a recognised complication of prolonged immobilisation. It can present as renal failure as a result of severe rhabdomyolysis and can lead to sepsis and death. We report a case of gluteal compartment syndrome in a 25-year-old man who was found unconscious following intoxication with alcohol and cocaine of an unknown duration. He presented with tense tight left buttock swelling, right thigh swelling, cold immobile extremeties and acute renal failure. Immediate left gluteal, thigh and calf fasciotomy resulting in an improvement of lower limb and renal function...
2013: BMJ Case Reports
Jorge D Mendez-Rios, Craig A Martens, Daniel P Bruno, Stephen F Porcella, Zhi-Ming Zheng, Bernard Moss
Erythromelagia is a condition characterized by attacks of burning pain and inflammation in the extremeties. An epidemic form of this syndrome occurs in secondary students in rural China and a virus referred to as erythromelalgia-associated poxvirus (ERPV) was reported to have been recovered from throat swabs in 1987. Studies performed at the time suggested that ERPV belongs to the orthopoxvirus genus and has similarities with ectromelia virus, the causative agent of mousepox. We have determined the complete genome sequence of ERPV and demonstrated that it has 99...
2012: PloS One
B Schautz, W Later, M Heller, M J Müller, A Bosy-Westphal
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Recent studies have shown that a high breast volume predicts visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and risk for type 2 diabetes independently of body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC). To investigate the relationships between breast adipose tissue (BrAT), body fat distribution and cardiometabolic risk factors. SUBJECTS/METHODS: In all, 97 healthy females (age 19-46 years, BMI 16.8-46.8 kg/m2) were examined cross-sectionally. A subgroup of 57 overweight and obese women (BMI 34...
July 2011: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
E O Einarsson, R Danielsen, H Sigurdsson, E Stefansson
Marfan's syndrome is a heritable collagen disorder manifested by defects in the ocular, skeletal and cardiovascular systems. It is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait. The objectives of this study were to study the prevalence and clinical presentation of Marfan's syndrome in Iceland. We assessed the records of patients diagnosed with Marfan's syndrome during the years 1989-94 at all the major hospitals in Iceland. Hospital cardiologists, pediatricians and ophthalmologists gave valuable information, as did some general practitioners...
August 1996: Læknablađiđ
O P Gautschi, D Cadosch, G Hildebrandt
Acute low back pain is one of the most frequent reason for an emergency or primary care physician visit. Up to 90% of all adults will experience an episode of back pain at some point during their lifetime. Although the majority of patients have uncomplicated benign presentation and 80-90% recover within 4 to 6 weeks, there is a small subset who has an underlying potential life-threatening etiology. Among them are aortic dissection, ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, vertebral osteomyelitis, spinal epidural abscess and the cauda equina syndrome (CES)...
March 19, 2008: Praxis
Ragnar Freyr Ingvarsson, Guðmundur I Eyjólfsson, Magnús Gottfreðsson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2003: Læknablađiđ
Sebastian Fischer, Katrin Strutzberg-Minder, Gundi Müller, Matthias Homuth
Herpesvirus infections are significant in the care of turtles and tortoises. Clinical signs range from unspecific symptoms, due to the variety of organ manifestations, to the "classical" picture of rhinitis-stomatitis. The presented case study showed the typical disease only with respect to clinical symptoms following hibernation, but lacks stomatitis, erosions or plaques in the oral mucosa. On the other hand, skin lesions on the extremeties, causative with herpesvirus infection, could be diagnosed. In this case study, various symptoms, sampling procedures and diagnostics using two different PCR methods are presented...
January 2006: Berliner und Münchener Tierärztliche Wochenschrift
Af Ali U M L Costa, Ana C R Saldanha, Bruno M C Leite, Bruno Ramos, Ibraim A Junior, Almério L L Noronha, André Báfica, A Barral, Carlos E P Corbett, Jackson M L Costa
We studied bone lesion alterations in three patients with diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis (DCL) by imaging exams (radiography and scintigraphy) and histopathology. Two patients had bone lesions of distal extremities of hands and feet, and one infiltrating plaques in the skin. The study was conducted at three specialized centers (Presidente Dutra Hospital/Nucleus of Tropical Pathology, UFMA-MA; Gonçalo Moniz Research Center-FIOCRUZ-BA; Laboratory of Pathology of Infectious Diseases (LIM-50), University of São Paulo, SP)...
October 2005: Acta Tropica
Kazuya Kiyota
A-55-year-old man ingested unknown amount of snail poison bait containing metaldehyde. He was mentally retarded and presented pica. On admission, his vital sign was stable, and the extremeties were spastic. Then, gastric lavage was unsuccessful because of massive unbited food. Activated charcoal and cathartic were administrated. On the next day, general convulsion occurred and respiratory distress advanced, so he was intubated. On the 3rd day, infiltration shadow appeared on chest roentogenogram and, his respiration was assisted mechanically...
October 2003: Chūdoku Kenkyū: Chūdoku Kenkyūkai Jun Kikanshi, the Japanese Journal of Toxicology
Yasuyuki Sugita, Makoto Yoshinaka, Rumi Mukawa, Sumi Oonuma, Norihisa Ishii, Hiroshi Nakajima
We report a 74-year-old Japanese man who occurred leprosy at the age of 68. He moved to Bolivia at the age of 33 as an immigrant. He complained erythematous plaques on his trunk and extremeties and dysuria. Skin biopsy specimen revealed granulomatous lesions and acid fast staining showed numerous number of positively stained bacilli. He was diagnosed as multibacillary leprosy and MDT containing DDS, RFP, and CLF was started. During the treatment, he developed borderline reaction twice presenting severe pain and marked swelling on his hand and foot...
August 2003: Japanese Journal of Leprosy: Official Organ of the Japanese Leprosy Association
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1959: Marseille Chirurgical
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December 1964: Acta Physiologica Scandinavica
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1964: Naika. Internal Medicine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 28, 1960: Lyon Médical
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