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  1. Though gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) frequently present with gastrointestinal bleeding, the guidelines for the management and control of bleeding are unclear especially in patients who are not approp...

    Authors: Mouen A Khashab, Harvey M Cramer and Suthat Liangpunsakul
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:136
  2. Amiodarone is a widely used antiarrythmic drug, which may produce secondary effects on the thyroid. In 14–18% of amiodarone-treated patients, there is overt thyroid dysfunction, usually in the form of amiodaro...

    Authors: Vasilios Papaioannou, Irene Terzi, Christos Dragoumanis, Dimitrios Konstantonis, Vassiliki Theodorou and Ioannis Pneumatikos
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:134
  3. Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) have always been considered different from each other; in their incidence, their cell origin and their histopathological features.

    Authors: Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Patrizia Castano, Valentina Bertolini, Luigi Boni, Francesca Rovera, Maria Laura Tanda, Carlo Capella, Luigi Bartalena and Renzo Dionigi
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:133
  4. Delayed-onset heparin-induced thrombocytopenia with thrombosis, albeit rare, is a severe side effect of heparin exposure. It can occur within one month after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with manifes...

    Authors: Abbas Salehi Omran, Abbasali Karimi, Hossein Ahmadi and Parin Yazdanifard
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:131
  5. We describe a patient with previously undiagnosed hypothyroidism who developed rhabdomyolysis while taking a statin. He had no other precipitating factors. The statin was stopped, intravenous fluids were start...

    Authors: Ekrem Yeter, Telat Keles, Tahir Durmaz and Engin Bozkurt
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:130
  6. The superficial ulnar artery is a rare variation of the upper limb arterial system that arises from the brachial or axillary artery and runs superficial to the muscles arising from the medial epicondyle [13]. Th...

    Authors: Kithsiri J Senanayake, Sujatha Salgado, Manjula J Rathnayake, Ranil Fernando and Kosala Somarathne
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:128
  7. Heterotopic gastric mucosa (HGM) is commonly seen in the upper esophagus during endoscopyand is generally considered a benign disease. A hyperplastic polyp and an adenocarcinoma arising in heterotopic gastric ...

    Authors: Hakan Alagozlu, Meltem Ergun, Mehmet Cindoruk, Selahattin Unal, Sukru Dumlu, Aylar Poyraz and Ayse Dursun
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:127
  8. Unlike other agents used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, metformin has been shown to reduce mortality in obese patients. It is therefore being increasingly used in higher doses. The major concern...

    Authors: Joana Silvestre, Susana Carvalho, Vitor Mendes, Luis Coelho, Camila Tapadinhas, Pedro Ferreira, Pedro Povoa and Fatima Ceia
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:126
  9. Epistaxis is the most common emergency presenting to the ENT surgeon. Here we present a case of epistaxis arising from the sphenopalatine artery in a patient who had previously had the ipsilateral external car...

    Authors: Tawakir Kamani, Simon Shaw, Ahmed Ali, George Manjaly and Martin Jeffree
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:125
  10. Rheumatoid nodules are common extra-articular findings occurring in 20% of rheumatoid arthritis patients. They develop most commonly subcutaneously in pressure areas (elbows and finger joints) and may occasion...

    Authors: Tahwinder Upile, Waseem Jerjes, Fabian Sipaul, Sandeep Singh, Colin Hopper, Anthony Wright and Ann Sandison
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:123
  11. Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) is the most common cause of acute renal failure in children and is usually linked with Escherichia coli O157 infection. With a fatality rate of around 5%, some reports have as...

    Authors: Siddharthan Sivamurthy, John D Mooney and Tom D Kenny
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:122
  12. Graft-versus-host disease is one of the most frequent complications occurring after haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Recently, renal involvement has been described as a manifestation of chronic graft-...

    Authors: Sandra Silva, José Maximino, Rui Henrique, Ana Paiva, Jorge Baldaia, Fernando Campilho, Pedro Pimentel and Alfredo Loureiro
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:121
  13. Delayed-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (DE-MRI) has been recently proposed as an alternative tool in identifying myocardial viability and transmural distribution of necrosis in the myocardium.

    Authors: Mauro Feola, Gian Luca Rosso, Alberto Biggi, Stephane Chauvie, Giovanni Leonardi, Franca Margaria, Maurizio Grosso and Valeria Ferrero
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:120
  14. Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome and associated myositis caused by group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus pyogenes generally have a poor outcome despite aggressive operative treatment. Frequently the diagnosis...

    Authors: Thayur R Madhusudhan, Srivatsa Sambamurthy, Eileen Williams and Ian C Smith
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:118
  15. Amyloidosis is a rare disease characterised by the deposition of insoluble extracellular fibrillar proteins in various tissues of the body. The pattern of manifestation is organ dependent and also on whether t...

    Authors: Daniel D Kokong, Titus S Ibekwe, Clement A Okolo, Aliyu M Kodiya, James A Fasunla, Onyekwere G B Nwaorgu and Effiong E U Akang
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:117
  16. We report a case of a 49-year-old male with a history of chronic alcoholism and evidence of a pancreatic pseudocyst on CT scanning. He presented with a 3-days history of fever, loss of appetite and upper abdom...

    Authors: Adriana Orzechowska, Sandra Lacey, Geraldine Soosay and Mark Melzer
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:116
  17. Patients with solid malignant tumours are at increased risk of Pneumocystis jiroveci infection from immunosuppression as a result of chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy, but active Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) in un...

    Authors: Cai Chuang, Xie Zhanhong, Gu Yinyin, Zeng Qingsi, Zhong Shuqing and Zhong Nanshan
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:115
  18. Cytofluorographic and molecular techniques are effective adjuncts in diagnosing intraocular lymphoma. Primary intraocular lymphoma is an uncommon entity predominantly of B cell origin and rarely with a T cell ...

    Authors: Alvaro D Saenz, Alexandra Amador, Brianna M Ruiz, Janet Davis and Phillip Ruiz
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:114
  19. Breast lymphoma, either as a manifestation of primary extranodal disease or as secondary involvement, is a rare malignancy, and its diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment have not been clearly defined. On the oth...

    Authors: Flora Zagouri, Theodoros N Sergentanis, Afroditi Nonni, Dimitra Koulocheri, Philip Domeyer, Dimitrios Dardamanis, Nikolaos V Michalopoulos, Nikolaos Pararas, Antonia Gounaris and George C Zografos
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:113
  20. Traumatic pulmonary pseudocyst (TPP) is a rare complication, sometimes encountered after blunt thoracic trauma and even more rarely following penetrating injuries. It is more common among pediatric and young a...

    Authors: Bulent Kocer, Gultekin Gulbahar, Nesimi Gunal, Koray Dural and Unal Sakinci
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:112
  21. Arteriovenous malformations of the lower urinary tract are uncommon lesions, usually presenting as scrotal masses. A case of recurrent acute scrotal pain mimicking testicular torsion that was attributed to the...

    Authors: Petros Sountoulides, Athanasios Bantis, Irene Asouhidou and Hellen Aggelonidou
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:110
  22. Extraintestinal manifestations of Crohn's disease may involve the skin, the eyes, the genital mucosa, and the joints. Dermatoses associated with Crohn's disease include neutrophilic dermatoses, erythema nodosu...

    Authors: David Farhi, Paul Duriez, Selim Aractingi, Jacques Cosnes and Kiarash Khosrotehrani
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:109
  23. We report a case of ipsilateral reexpansion pulmonary edema occurring after the insertion of a chest tube in a patient with spontaneous pneumothorax. The patient received supplemental oxygen via a non-rebreath...

    Authors: Anna Conen, Ladina Joos and Roland Bingisser
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:107
  24. There are several surgical complications which can occur following simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPKT). Although intestinal obstruction is known to be a common complication after any type of ab...

    Authors: Unal Aydin, Pinar Yazici, Huseyin Toz, Cuneyt Hoscoskun and Ahmet Coker
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:106
  25. Coexistence of pulmonary embolism and systemic arterial embolism suggest the diagnosis of paradoxical embolism which suggests the presence of intracardiac defects such as patent foramen ovale (PFO).

    Authors: Shan Guo, Ingram Roberts and Jose Missri
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:104
  26. Mullerian adenosarcoma with sarcomatous overgrowth (MASO) is a rare variant of uterine sarcomas, associated with postoperative recurrence, metastases and a fatal outcome. The mean age at diagnosis is 54.5 year...

    Authors: Mirna H Farhat, Elie M Hobeika, Ghada Moumneh and Anwar H Nassar
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:103
  27. A 56 year old aromatherapist presented with advanced renal failure following chronic coal tar creosote vapour inhalation, and a chronic tubulo-interstitial nephritis was identified on renal biopsy. Following d...

    Authors: Thomas F Hiemstra, Christopher OC Bellamy and Jeremy H Hughes
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:102
  28. Pulmonary emphysema and bronchiectasis in HIV seropositive patients has been described in the presence of injection drug use, malnutrition, repeated opportunistic infections, such as Pneumocytis jirovici pneumoni...

    Authors: Steven F. J. Callens, Faustin Kitetele, Patricia Lelo, Nicole Shabani, Jean Lusiama, Okitolanda Wemakoy, Robert Colebunders, Frieda Behets and Annelies Van Rie
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:101
  29. According to the International Headache Society, idiopathic stabbing headache (ISH), an indomethacin-responsive headache syndrome, is a paroxysmal disorder of short duration manifested as head pain occurring a...

    Authors: Mortimer B. O'Connor, Elizabeth Murphy, Mark J. Phelan and Michael J. Regan
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:100
  30. An accurate, early diagnosis and treatment of adenomatous polyp can curtail progression to colorectal cancer. F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (F-18 FDG PET) reveals the biochemical changes...

    Authors: Bhavya Rehani, Richard M. Chasen, Yvonne Dowdy, Ankur Bharija, Martin Satter, Pamela Strohmeyer and Joseph Mantil
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:99
  31. 2-methylbutyryl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency or short/branched chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (SBCADD) is caused by a defect in the degradation pathway of the amino acid L-isoleucine.

    Authors: Oivind J. Kanavin, Berit Woldseth, Egil Jellum, Bjorn Tvedt, Brage S. Andresen and Petter Stromme
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:98
  32. Congenital arhinia is an extremely rare anomaly consisting of an absence of external nasal structures and nasal passages. Fewer than 30 cases have been reported. Patients with a familial absence of the nose ha...

    Authors: Guzin Akkuzu, Babur Akkuzu, Erdinc Aydin, Murat Derbent and Levent Ozluoglu
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:97
  33. Pregnancy in women with advanced liver disease is rare. In this paper we described the case of a successful pregnancy in a young woman with advanced cirrhosis due to hepatitis B surface antigenemia, hepatitis ...

    Authors: Amna Subhan, Shahab Abid and Wasim Jafri
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:96
  34. Klinefelter's syndrome is a frequent genetic sexual alteration in males, associated with the 47,XXY aneuploidy. Several syndrome variants are caused by different X and Y polysomy and mosaicisms, including the ...

    Authors: Jesús E. Dueñas-Arias, Maribel Aguilar-Medina, Eliakym Arámbula-Meraz, Juliana B. Valenzuela-Camacho, Angelina Vega-Solano, Julio Granados and Rosalío Ramos-Payán
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:94
  35. Hydatid disease is common in many parts of the world, and causes considerable health and economic loss. This disease may develop in almost any part of the body.

    Authors: Abdolali Ebrahimi, Majid Assadi, Mohsen Saghari, Mohammad Eftekhari, Amir Gholami, Reza Ghasemikhah and Sakineh Assadi
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:93
  36. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common cause of morbidity in the UK and is increasingly seen in elderly patients, often requiring multiple courses of steroids. We present a case of a 72 year ...

    Authors: Alison C. Boland, Elizabeth H. Iveson and Mark W. Elliott
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:91
  37. Congenital syphilis is a preventable disease and its presence reflects a failure of prenatal care delivery systems, as well as syphilis control programmes. The procedure to prevent congenital syphilis through ...

    Authors: Monica Chaudhary, Bineeta Kashyap and Preena Bhalla
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:90
  38. Spontaneous regression of metastatic renal cell carcinoma is rarely observed. A case of suspected spontaneous regression of pulmonary metastases following nephrectomy for histologically proven renal cell carci...

    Authors: Katerina Lekanidi, Paraskevi A. Vlachou, Bruno Morgan and Subramaniam Vasanthan
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:89
  39. Bupropion is approved for the treatment of mood disorders and as an adjuvant medication for smoking cessation. Bupropion is generally well tolerated and considered safe. Two randomized controlled trials of bup...

    Authors: Fawwaz Humayun, Thomas M. Shehab, Joseph A. Tworek and Robert J. Fontana
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:88
  40. Epidermoid and dermoid cysts represent less than 0.01% of all oral cavity cysts. The cysts can be defined as epidermoid when the lining presents only epithelium, dermoid cysts when skin adnexa are found, and t...

    Authors: Tolga Kandogan, Murat Koç, Enver Vardar, Elif Selek and Özlem Sezgin
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:87
  41. This paper describes the clinical course of a patient with chronic hepatitis C, genotype 2a/2c, previously treated with Interferon α2b and subsequently with Lymphoblastoid Interferon without any response, and ...

    Authors: Vincenzo Citro, Raffaele Fristachi and Giovanni Tarantino
    Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2007 1:86

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