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  1. Content type: Case report

    Primary Sjögren’s syndrome is the second most common rheumatological disorder after rheumatoid arthritis. It typically presents as xerophthalmia and xerostomia in postmenopausal women. Involvement of the centr...

    Authors: Kathi Ging, Marie-Luise Mono, Mathias Sturzenegger, Martin Zbinden, Sabine Adler, Vera Genitsch and Franca Wagner

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:165

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    There are still many pendent issues about the effective evaluation of cardiac resynchronization therapy impact on functional mitral regurgitation. In order to reduce the intrinsic difficulties of quantificatio...

    Authors: A. R. Martiniello, V. Bianchi, G. Tonti, C. Cioppa, V. Tavoletta, A. D’Onofrio, V. M. Caso, G. Pedrizzetti and P. Caso

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:161

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    Transverse colon volvulus is an uncommon cause of bowel obstruction. The total number of cases reported in the literature is 100. It constitutes a surgical emergency since it can lead to bowel infarction, peri...

    Authors: Hamza Hasnaoui, Faouzi Laytimi, Yusuf Elfellah, Ouadii Mouaqit, El Bachir Benjelloun, Abdelmalek Ousadden, Khalid Ait Taleb and Hicham El bouhaddouti

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:156

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    Duplication cyst of the alimentary tract is a rare congenital anomaly. Duodenal duplication cyst accounts for less than 5% overall. These entities rarely present in adults. They are often mistaken as choledoch...

    Authors: M. KarthiKeyan, L. SoundaraRajan, M. Karthi, M. UmaMaheswaran and S. Rajendran

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:160

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    Ascariasis is the leading helminthic infection worldwide, with its peak prevalence noted in children aged 2–10 years. Although mainly asymptomatic, chronic and heavy infestation could lead to severe complicati...

    Authors: Clarence Mvalo Mbanga, Kingsley S. Ombaku, Karl Njuwa Fai and Valirie Ndip Agbor

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:155

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    Until now, few cases of pelvis squamous cell carcinoma in various renal anomalies have been reported. To our knowledge, primary squamous cell carcinoma arising from a pelvic ectopic kidney has never been descr...

    Authors: Yavuz Güler, Burak Üçpınar and Akif Erbin

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:154

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    Primary plasmacytomas are localized proliferations of clonal plasma cells occurring in the absence of a systemic plasma cell dyscrasia such as multiple myeloma. Primary plasmacytomas most commonly manifest as ...

    Authors: Leonard Naymagon and Maher Abdul-Hay

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:153

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    Overall, fungi are estimated to cause approximately 1% of prosthetic joint infections, Candida glabrata account for less than 10% of these cases. No well-defined treatment strategy is available.

    Authors: Maria Bruna Pasticci, Chiara Papalini, Andrea Leli and Gastone Bruno

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:151

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    Guillain-Barré syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which autoantibodies mainly affect the peripheral nervous system. Autonomic dysfunction is a common and severe complication of Guillain-Barré syndrome. Card...

    Authors: A. Gravos, A. Destounis, K. Katsifa, P. Tselioti, K. Sakellaridis, V. Grammatikopoulou, C. Tsapas, A. Nodarou, P. Batiani and A. Prekates

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:150

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    Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is characterized by chest symptoms, electrocardiographic changes, and new regional wall motion abnormality in the apical segment of the left ventricle in the absence of obstructive cor...

    Authors: Daishi Nonaka, Hiroyuki Takase, Masashi Machii and Kazuto Ohno

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:152

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    Abnormalities in the number of vessels can be found for both the umbilical artery and vein. We sometimes encounter cases of a decreased number of umbilical cord vessels, such as a single umbilical artery. In c...

    Authors: Mariko Kurakazu, Masamitsu Kurakazu, Masaharu Murata, Tatsuki Miyamoto, Yoko Takahashi, Makoto Hamasaki, Eiji Ohta, Fusanori Yotsumoto and Shingo Miyamoto

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:149

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    Multiple myeloma is a hematological malignancy that classically results in an abnormal clonal proliferation of plasma cells in the bone marrow. Extramedullary disease in the setting of multiple myeloma, referr...

    Authors: Aubrey A. Mwinyogle, Astha Bhatt, Katarina Kapisoda, Justin Somerville and Steven C. Cunningham

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:148

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    Mirtazapine has a good tolerability and safety profile that demonstrates several benefits over other antidepressants and it is associated with few fatalities. Boric acid is an odorless white powder that is gen...

    Authors: Hiroki Nagasawa, Hiroaki Nakanishi, Kazuyuki Saito, Takehisa Matsukawa, Kazuhito Yokoyama and Youichi Yanagawa

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:147

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    Endothelial growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations are an essential driver of personalized therapy for patients with lung cancer and are detected in approximately 15% of Caucasian and 50% of Asian patients. EGFR

    Authors: Juan C. Falla-Martinez, Daniela Espinosa, Juan C. Baena, Lisa X. Rodriguez, Luz F. Sua and Angela R. Zambrano

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:144

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    Scleredema is a rare sclerodermoid skin condition characterized by diffuse symmetrical thickening of the upper part of the body. Its association with monoclonal gammopathy and myeloma was recently described; v...

    Authors: B. S. D. P. Keragala, H. M. M. T. B. Herath, G. H. D. C. Janappriya, B. S. Dissanayaka, S. C. Shyamini, D. P. Liyanagama, Thanushah Balendran, S. R. Constantine and C. N. Gunasekera

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:145

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    Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease is a condition in which calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal is deposited in joint cartilage and ligaments. Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal...

    Authors: Tomoya Soma, Seiji Asoda, Moemi Kimura, Kanako Munakata, Hidetaka Miyashita, Taneaki Nakagawa and Hiromasa Kawana

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:143

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Fluoroquinolones have been associated with hypoglycemia in patients taking diabetic medications, most commonly due to drug-drug interactions and other associated risk factors. Except for four published case re...

    Authors: Abiel Berhe, Mulugeta Russom, Fithawit Bahran and Goitom Hagos

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:142

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    Urogenital tuberculosis is still a frequent presentation, and it constitutes a current public health problem in endemic areas. The clinical presentation of this form of the disease may be misleading. The pseud...

    Authors: Kays Chaker, Marouene Chakroun, Maroua Gharbi and Mohamed Chebil

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:139

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    The efficacy and safety of bariatric surgery have not been fully elucidated in patients affected with human immunodeficiency virus. Although adjustable gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy are starting to be...

    Authors: Wei Yang, Anjali Zalin, Mark Nelson, Gianluca Bonanomi, James Smellie, Kevin Shotliff, Evangelos Efthimiou and Veronica Greener

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:146

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    Cesarean section scar ectopic pregnancies are a rare complication of pregnancy that may follow previous hysterotomy for any cause, uterine manipulation, and in vitro fertilization. It has become more common with ...

    Authors: Rumbidzai Majangara, Mugove Gerald Madziyire, Cladious Verenga and Marshall Manase

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:137

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    Metachronous osteosarcoma is a rare form of osteosarcoma. The occurrence of metachronous tumor in soft tissue is exceedingly rare. The pathogenesis of metachronous osteosarcoma, as to whether it represents mul...

    Authors: Gireesha Rawal, Charanjeet Ahluwalia, Amit Kumar Yadav and Rashmi Arora

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:136

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    Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infections are a major public health problem worldwide, requiring the use of “old” antibiotics such as polymyxin B and E (colistin). However, there is concern regardin...

    Authors: Julio Cesar Garcia Casallas, H. Robayo-Amortegui, Z. Corredor-Rozo, A. M. Carrasco-Márquez and Javier Escobar-Perez

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:141

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    In women with evidence of ischemia and no obstructive coronary artery disease the underlying mechanism is most often attributed to coronary microvascular dysfunction. Higher rates of adverse cardiovascular eve...

    Authors: Sandy Joung, Janet Wei, Michael D. Nelson, Haider Aldiwani, Chrisandra Shufelt, Balaji Tamarappoo, Daniel Berman, Louise E. J. Thomson and C. Noel Bairey Merz

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:134

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    This is a case report of an iatrogenic intralenticular broken steroid (Ozurdex™) implant in a patient with uveitis. There are only a few case reports on broken Ozurdex™ implants in the vitreous cavity, with no...

    Authors: Jun Fai Yap, Yong Zheng Wai, Qi Xiong Ng and Lik Thai Lim

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:131

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    A bilateral duplex collecting system is an unusual renal tract abnormality. Vesicoureteral reflux may be associated. We describe a rare case of bilateral duplex collecting system with bilateral vesicoureteral ...

    Authors: Diataga Sylvestre Yonli, Marouene Chakroun, Selim Zaghbib, Delphine Ye, Abderrazak Bouzouita, Amine Derouiche, Mohamed Riadh Ben Slama, Haroun Ayed, Mohamed Cherif and Mohamed Chebil

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:128

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  26. Content type: Case report

    Parry–Romberg syndrome, also known as progressive hemifacial atrophy, is a rare degenerative disorder with numerous distinctive clinical presentations. It is usually slowly progressive, occurring more in femal...

    Authors: Jimmy Girgis William Abdelnour, Youeil Girgis William Abdelnour, Rose-Mery Amin Boushra Kerollos and Ziryab Imad Taha Mahmoud

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:138

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    Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal is an increasingly used respiratory support technique. As is true of all extracorporeal techniques, extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal needs proper anticoagulation. We ...

    Authors: Jacopo Tramarin, Andrea Cortegiani, Cesare Gregoretti, Filippo Vitale, Cesira Palmeri, Pasquale Iozzo, Francesco Forfori and Antonino Giarratano

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:123

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    Although dengue viral infections have emerged as one of the most important mosquito-borne diseases, neurological manifestations of dengue infections are uncommon. Guillain–Barré syndrome and Miller Fisher synd...

    Authors: Nipun Lakshitha de Silva, Praveen Weeratunga, Thirugnanam Umapathi, Neelika Malavige and Thashi Chang

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:120

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  29. Content type: Case report

    A BRCA mutation is a mutation in either of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, which are tumor suppressor genes. Hundreds of different types of mutations in these genes have been identified, some of which have been determi...

    Authors: Mohammed Z. Shariff, Diana Curras-Martin, Natasha Campbell, Varsha Gupta, John D. Mikhail, Michael J. Levitt and Mohammad A. Hossain

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:132

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    Pharyngoesophageal diverticulum is an uncommon complication after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery.

    Authors: Patricia Volkow-Fernández, Beda Islas-Muñoz, Patricio Santillán-Doherty, Enrique Estrada-Lobato, Luis Alva-López and José Ávila-Ramírez

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:129

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    Penile swellings are not very common. They usually present as an obvious lesion visible and palpable either on the penile shaft, glans, or prepuce. Rarely, benign swellings may be concealed by phimosis and can...

    Authors: T. P. Rajeev, Shalini Krishnan and Arun Menon

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:122

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    Isolated adrenocorticotropic hormone deficiency is one kind of hypopituitarism and is triggered by various diseases including autoimmune disorder and/or autoimmune hypophysitis. Adrenocorticotropic hormone def...

    Authors: Seizo Okauchi, Fuminori Tatsumi, Yuki Kan, Megumi Horiya, Akiko Mizoguchi, Yoshiro Fushimi, Junpei Sanada, Momoyo Nishioka, Masashi Shimoda, Kenji Kohara, Shuhei Nakanishi, Kohei Kaku, Tomoatsu Mune and Hideaki Kaneto

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:113

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    Hirschsprung disease is a neonatal discovery in almost all cases, and the association of Hirschsprung disease in adults with symptomatic intestinal malrotation is unusual. This combination delays diagnosis and...

    Authors: Elise Lupon, François Labbe, Emile Nini and Sixte Sondji

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:124

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    In clinical practice, identification of a case of severe asthma exacerbation prompts initiation of corticosteroids. However, not all that wheezes is asthma.

    Authors: George Vasquez-Rios, Roberto Pineda-Reyes, Eloy F. Ruiz, Angelica Terashima and Fernando Mejia

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:121

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    Anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive lung cancer is a form of lung cancer that accounts for approximately 5% of non-small cell lung cancers. Recently, anaplastic lymphoma kinase inhibitors have been used for tr...

    Authors: Masahide Takeda, Kazuhiro Sato, Sho Sakamoto, Maya Suzuki, Yuka Izumiya, Naho Kumagai, Kazuhisa Sudo, Yuji Okuda, Mariko Asano, Masaaki Sano, Yasufumi Omori and Katsutoshi Nakayama

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:118

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    Postoperative delirium is a relatively uncommon condition in middle aged patients, but very widespread in patients with psychiatric and neurological diseases undergoing general anesthesia. Few studies are curr...

    Authors: Laura Levantesi, Germano De Cosmo, Giandomenico Logroscino and Michela Saracco

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:112

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Dyke–Davidoff–Masson syndrome is an uncommon constellation of radiological and clinical findings. Few reports describe co-occurring psychiatric manifestations. Systemic lupus erythematosus is a systemic diseas...

    Authors: José Sordia-Ramírez, Adrián Infante-Valenzuela, Iván de Jesús Hernández-Galarza and Antonio Costilla-Esquivel

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:111

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    Plate breakage is one form of construct failure after a clavicle fracture treated with an open reduction and plate fixation. A recent study evaluated construct failure after an open reduction and plate fixatio...

    Authors: Ron Batash, Ronen Debi, Dan Grinberg, Maayan Shema, Avi Elbaz and Yeshaiau Benedict

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:127

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    Primary peritonitis without an identifiable intra-abdominal source is extremely rare in healthy individuals; it is commonly seen in cases of nephrotic syndrome, cirrhosis and end-stage liver disease, ascites, ...

    Authors: Francesco Cortese, Pietro Fransvea, Alessandra Saputelli, Milva Ballardini, Daniela Baldini, Aldo Gioffre, Roberto Marcello and Gabriele Sganga

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:126

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    Cervical fasciitis is a group of severe infections with high morbimortality. Reports in the literature of patients with cases evolving with mediastinal dissemination of deep cervical abscess are common. Howeve...

    Authors: Caroline Petersen da Costa Ferreira, Marianne Yumi Nakai, Caroline Schmiele Namur, Lucas Ribeiro Tenório and Antonio José Gonçalves

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:110

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    Sepsis due to Clostridium perfringens, one of several clostridial species, is an important cause of massive intravascular hemolysis in patients with underlying malignancies. Chronic liver diseases, immunosuppress...

    Authors: Haruki Uojima, Mie Onoue, Hisashi Hidaka, Naohisa Wada, Yoshiaki Tanaka, Tomoyoshi Inoue, Kousuke Kubota, Takahide Nakazawa, Akitaka Shibuya and Wasaburo Koizumi

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:125

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    DKC1 (dyskerin pseudouridine synthase 1) is a causative gene for X-linked dyskeratosis congenita. Approximately 8% of patients with dyskeratosis congenita have malignancy, but information about the development of...

    Authors: Motoko Watanabe, Gou Yamamoto, Kenji Fujiyoshi, Yoshito Akagi, Miho Kakuta, Yoji Nishimura and Kiwamu Akagi

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:117

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    Female genital mutilation is a common procedure in sub-Saharan Africa that causes serious short- and long-term complications. Although physicians can overcome these complications sometimes, they can be very co...

    Authors: Ozer Birge, Mustafa Melih Erkan and Aliye Nigar Serin

    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:109

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