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Giuseppe Grecomoro, Lawrence Camarda, Umberto Martorana
Spontaneous ruptures of the extensor mechanism of the knee are very rare. They tend to increase considerably in patients with metabolic diseases such as chronic renal failure, hyperparathyroidism, diabetes, gout, and systemic lupus erythematosus. The reported case regards a 48-year-old man with chronic, spontaneous and simultaneous quadriceps, and contra-lateral patellar tendon rupture. The patient suffered from chronic renal failure and for the past year from tertiary hyperparathyroidism. Ruptured tendons were repaired and both knee were evaluated monthly for the next 12 months...
September 2008: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
L Ripa Saldias, E Delpón Pérez, P Chueca Rodríguez
Presentation of the analytical results from the patients seen for lithiasic disease (LD) over a two-year period at the Hospital Reina Sofia, Tudela. This Hospital covers a homogeneous Health Area including 22 villages and a population of 76,000 people. The clinical cases of 785 patient diagnosed with LD between May 1988 and 1990 May are analyzed. Microhaematuria in fresh urine is detected in 64.20% patients and crystalluria in 33.37%. Significant bacteriuria is present in 5.73% of total patients with prevalence of E...
September 1995: Actas Urologicas Españolas
A Bulfoni, F Gobbato
The authors discusses some clinical, laboratory and instrumental problems of a reported case of primary hyperparathyroidism caused by adenoma from the point of view of medical literature. Nethertheless the lack of the specificity of the clinical manifestations and the slowly progressive evolution of this disease, primary hyperparatiroidism must be suspected in the presence of his most common multifarious complications. The finding of hypercalcemia in these conditions and from screening procedures requests parathyroid functional tests and exclusion of other causes of which chiefly pseudohyperparathyroidism may be difficult to be differentiated...
January 1979: Archivio Per le Scienze Mediche
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