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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745329/building-bridges-between-clinical-and-forensic-toxicology-laboratories
#1
Bernardino Barcelo Martin, Isabel Gomila, Valeria Noce
BACKGROUND: Clinical and forensic toxicology can be defined as the two disciplines involved the detection, identification and measurement of xenobiotics in biological and non-biological specimens to help in the diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, prevention of poisonings and to disclose causes and contributory causes of fatal intoxications, respectively. OBJECTIVE: This article explores the close connections between clinical and forensic toxicology in overlapping areas of interest...
May 9, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721488/don-t-judge-a-book-by-its-cover-factitious-disorder-imposed-on-children-report-on-2-cases
#2
Noemi Faedda, Valentina Baglioni, Giulia Natalucci, Ignazio Ardizzone, Mauro Camuffo, Rita Cerutti, Vincenzo Guidetti
Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another (FDIA), also known as Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSbP) is a very serious form of child abuse. The perpetrator, usually the mother, invents symptoms or causes real ones in order to make her child appear sick. Usually this is due to a maladaptive disorder or to an excessive of attention-seeking on her part. We report here two new cases of FDIA. The first one is a 9-year-old boy with a history of convulsive episodes, reduced verbal production, mild psychomotor disorder and urological problems who underwent several invasive procedures and hospitalizations before a diagnosis of FDIA was made...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713120/concepts-diagnosis-and-the-history-of-medicine-historicising-ian-hacking-and-munchausen-syndrome
#3
Chris Millard
Concepts used by historians are as historical as the diagnoses or categories that are studied. The example of Munchausen syndrome (deceptive presentation of illness in order to adopt the 'sick role') is used to explore this. Like most psychiatric diagnoses, Munchausen syndrome is not thought applicable across time by social historians of medicine. It is historically specific, drawing upon twentieth-century anthropology and sociology to explain motivation through desire for the 'sick role'. Ian Hacking's concepts of 'making up people' and 'looping effects' are regularly utilised outside of the context in which they are formed...
August 2017: Social History of Medicine: the Journal of the Society for the Social History of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596350/recurrent-renal-colic-in-a-patient-with-munchausen-syndrome
#4
Francesco Miconi, Valentina Rapaccini, Emanuela Savarese, Gabriele Cabiati, Augusto Pasini, Giovanni Miconi, Nicola Principi, Susanna Esposito
BACKGROUND: In most of the cases regarding children, factitious disorders (FDs) are intentionally produced by parents. Less attention is paid to FDs in which a child or adolescent intentionally induces or falsifies the disease to attain a patient's role. CASE PRESENTATION: A 13-year-old immigrated and adopted boy previously underwent an operation for renal joint syndrome and was affected by recurrent episodes of renal colic. The boy was admitted reporting acute left flank pain with scars on the mucous face of his prepuce and had a recent previous hospitalization for the same reason...
March 29, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29488504/-pseudohypoacusis-associated-with-munchausen-s-syndrome
#5
Yu V Levina, A L Guseva, E V Baibakova
The authors describe a rare clinical case of psychogenic hearing loss in a female patient presenting Munchausen's syndrome with special reference to the objective and subjective methods designed to evaluate the hearing ability and used for diagnostics of this condition.
2018: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364370/munchausen-syndrome-and-munchausen-syndrome-by-proxy-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Daniel de Sousa Filho, Elton Yoji Kanomata, Ricardo Jonathan Feldman, Alfredo Maluf Neto
The Munchausen syndrome and Munchausen syndrome by proxy are factitious disorders characterized by fabrication or induction of signs or symptoms of a disease, as well as alteration of laboratory tests. People with this syndrome pretend that they are sick and tend to seek treatment, without secondary gains, at different care facilities. Both syndromes are well-recognized conditions described in the literature since 1951. They are frequently observed by health teams in clinics, hospital wards and emergency rooms...
October 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300983/interpretation-of-tramadol-findings-in-hair-concentrations-after-a-single-exposure-and-application-to-a-munchausen-s-syndrome-by-proxy-case
#7
Pascal Kintz, Alice Ameline, Jean-Sébastien Raul
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2018: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200568/a-serial-munchausen-syndrome-by-proxy
#8
Esra Ozgun Unal, Volkan Unal, Ali Gul, Mustafa Celtek, Behzat Dıken, İbrahim Balcıoglu
Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP) is a form of child abuse that describes children whose parents or caregivers invent illness stories and substantiate the stories by fabricating false physical signs. Through this case report, a serial MSBP case is presented along with psychiatric evaluation of the perpetrator mother who was sent to the Forensic Psychiatric Observation Department of the Council of Forensic Medicine to assess whether she has any mental disorder. Although there are several studies on MSBP, we present this case because the perpetrator mother was caught on the camera surveillance system of the hospital while closing the nose and mouth of the victim for fabricating the illness, and she also said that she had done the same thing to her two elder children to exclude their illnesses...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151093/munchausen-syndrome-and-the-wide-spectrum-of-factitious-disorders
#9
Laurent Tatu, Selma Aybek, Julien Bogousslavsky
Since its initial description in 1851, Munchausen syndrome has been widely used interchangeably with factitious disorder. Nevertheless, this syndrome is only one form of factitious disorder that is both severe and chronic. The syndrome was named after Karl Friedrich Hieronymus, Baron von Münchhausen (1720-1797), a German nobleman who became famous as a narrator of false and exaggerated exploits. His name was progressively corrupted to Munchausen. Factitious disorders and Munchausen syndrome remain a great diagnosis challenge for physicians...
2018: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034650/a-complicated-case-of-resistant-hypertension
#10
Mauro Chiarito, Andrea Scotti, Carlo A Pivato, Giuseppe Cottone, Carlo Ballarotto, Cosmo Godino, Alberto Margonato
A 47-year-old woman presented with a history of resistant arterial hypertension, associated with disabling headache. She was subjected to an enormous number of tests in order to identify an underlying cause of secondary hypertension, such as pheochromocytoma or Cushing syndrome, but all the most common causes of secondary hypertension were investigated and gradually excluded. Factitious use of amphetamine or cocaine was excluded, and therapy compliance was verified by witnessed ingestion of drug therapy, in order to rule out Munchausen syndrome...
August 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979830/a-case-of-munchausen-syndrome-presenting-with-hematemesis-a-case-report
#11
Muhammad Aadil, Aniqa Faraz, Muhammad Jahanzaib Anwar, Maria Shoaib, Usama Nasir, Anum Akhlaq
Munchausen syndrome (MS) was first reported in 1951 by Richard Alan John Asher as a factitious disorder. It is a condition in which the patient intentionally produces symptoms to assume a sick role and gain medical attention. Underdiagnosis of this disorder results in the unnecessary use of medical resources, i.e. unnecessary medical tests and evaluations. This makes it one of the most challenging diagnosis in any medical set up. We present this rare case of a patient with chronic factitious disorder who presented to the emergency with hematemesis...
June 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951819/bleeding-diathesis-or-fabrication-munchausen-syndrome
#12
Syeda Naqvi, Raad Asadullah Khan, Chintan Rupareliya, Rida Hanif, Zeeshan Ali, Faiza Farooq
A case history of an 18-year-old female with a diagnosis of Munchausen syndrome is presented with a literature review of this rare syndrome. We present this case because of the young age and the patient's overwhelming response to cognitive behavioral therapy. We recommend collateral history taking, exclusion of all possible etiologies and detailed briefing of family members as it plays a vital role to reduce the mental and financial suffering of the patient.
June 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800865/anaphylaxis
#13
REVIEW
Daniel LoVerde, Onyinye I Iweala, Ariana Eginli, Guha Krishnaswamy
Anaphylaxis is a systemic, life-threatening disorder triggered by mediators released by mast cells and basophils activated via allergic (IgE-mediated) or nonallergic (non-IgE-mediated) mechanisms. It is a rapidly evolving, multisystem process involving the integumentary, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, and cardiovascular systems. Anaphylaxis and angioedema are serious disorders that can lead to fatal airway obstruction and culminate in cardiorespiratory arrest, resulting in hypoxemia and/or shock. Often, these disorders can be appropriately managed in an outpatient setting; however, these conditions can be severe enough to warrant evaluation of the patient in the ED and in some cases, hospitalization, and management in an ICU...
February 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750264/the-perpetrators-of-medical-child-abuse-munchausen-syndrome-by-proxy-a-systematic-review-of-796-cases
#14
REVIEW
Gregory Yates, Christopher Bass
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the perpetrators of medical child abuse (MCA) which is often described as "Munchausen's syndrome by proxy" or "factitious disorder imposed on another". The demographic and clinical characteristics of these abusers have yet to be described in a sufficiently large sample. We aimed to address this issue through a systematic review of case reports and series in the professional literature. METHOD: A systematic search for case reports and series published since 1965 was undertaken using MEDLINE, Web of Science and EMBASE...
October 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716878/author-response-munchausen-syndrome-by-genetics-next-generation-challenges-for-clinicians
#15
Simone Zittel, Daniel Alvarez-Fischer, Ulrich Schweiger, Christine Klein, Alexander Münchau
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 18, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716877/letter-re-munchausen-syndrome-by-genetics-next-generation-challenges-for-clinicians
#16
João Ricardo M Oliveira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 18, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606407/munchausen%C3%A2-syndrome-by%C3%A2-proxy-and%C3%A2-pediatric%C3%A2-nephrology
#17
Cristina Bertulli, Pierre Cochat
Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a persistent fabrication of illness done by a person to another. Renal and urologic forms of this syndrome are not as uncommon as can be thought; a review of all the cases of Munchausen-by-proxy syndrome reveals that 25% of the children had renal or urologic issues. This syndrome can result in a serious diagnostic dilemma for the physicians; knowing this entity can allow early recognition of falsification and limit the physical and psychological damages caused in the victim. In this study, we reviewed the pediatric nephrology cases of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, grouping them through the principal signs of presentation...
June 9, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578365/self-inflicted-eye-injury
#18
Mohammed A Gogandy, Abdulqader Aljarad, Sabah S Jastaneiah, Abdullah M Alfawaz
Individuals with a factitious ocular disorder feign or exaggerate having an eye injury or intentionally produce an eye injury so as to assume the role of a sick person. We report two cases of self-inflicted ocular injury using needle-like foreign bodies and razor that represent possible diagnoses of Munchausen syndrome. Both patients presented with different clinical pictures that misguided the clinical diagnosis and delayed proper management. Although self-inflicted ocular injuries are rare, ophthalmologists should be aware of the possibility of their existence, particularly when caring for patients with psychiatric conditions...
May 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566966/factitious-disorder-presenting-with-stuttering-in-two-adolescents-the-importance-of-psychoeducation
#19
Nurullah Bolat, Özhan Yalçin
A factitious disorder (FD) is a diagnostic entity in which patients intentionally act physically or mentally ill without obvious benefits and without being consciously aware of a clear underlying motive. Most pediatric FD cases have been reported as Munchausen syndrome by Proxy; however, pediatric disease symptoms can also be intentionally falsified by child and adolescent patients. To our knowledge, in the medical literature, an FD patient presenting with stuttering has not been previously reported. In this case report, we aimed to discuss the diagnosis and treatment process of FDs in children and adolescents by reporting the cases of two FD patients presenting with stuttering according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fifth Edition...
March 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551963/challenges-presented-by-munchausen-syndrome
#20
Harald Schrader, Jan O Aasly, Thomas Bøhmer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
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