Journal of Medical Case Reports (J Med Case Rep )

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Journal of Medical Case Reports is a peer-reviewed open access journal that will consider any original case report that expands the field of general medical knowledge.

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  • Website
    Journal of Medical Case Reports website
  • ISSN
    1752-1947
  • OCLC
    123234958
  • Material type
    Document, Periodical, Internet resource
  • Document type
    Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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    ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: The positioning of implants in the jaw bones with contextual graftless lateral approach sinus lifting is finding an increasingly broad consensus in the literature. Since the 1970s, various clinical research projects have been conducted on applications of biological and synthetic biomaterials in bone regenerative surgery, both in sinus lift procedures and in cystic cavity filling after cystectomy or in bone defects in regenerative periodontal surgery. Currently, we are finding that there is an increasing trend of clinicians aiming to adopt graftless techniques, with satisfactory results in terms of implant survival in the long term. In our study, through a case report, we describe a variant of graftless sinus augmentation technique with contextual implant placement, emphasizing the role of the blood clot, combined with collagen sponges, as a natural scaffold and the osteogenic potential of the subantral membrane in guided bone regeneration, with reduced morbidity of the patient. CASE PRESENTATION: To describe the surgical technique, the clinical case of a 38-year-old Caucasian woman with a lateral posterior edentulism was selected. The rehabilitation was solved by a graftless sinus augmentation technique with a contextual implant placement. For each implant, a resonance frequency analysis evaluation was reported as implant stability quotient values. The performance of the implant stability quotient values followed a gradual increase from time zero to the sixth month, as the clot was differentiated into osteoid tissue and then into bone tissue, due to the scaffold effect conferred by the equine collagen sponge. The stabilization phase took place between the fourth and the sixth month, according to the implant stability quotient values. CONCLUSIONS: Our graftless sinus augmentation technique seems to be very predictable thanks to the osteoconductive principles on which it is based, and in association with the proper management of peri-implant soft tissue, so as to increase the amount of keratinized tissue, which could represent the new gold standard for this type of rehabilitation in the future.
    Journal of Medical Case Reports 12/2014; 8(17):437.
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract INTRODUCTION: Intraoperative technical complications are occasionally encountered while implanting INTERTAN nails for intertrochanteric fractures. Surgeons need to pay attention to the difficulties they may encounter during the implantation of an INTERTAN nail. CASE PRESENTATION: We report four cases with intraoperative difficulties during the implantation of INTERTANTM nails among Han Chinese patients from mainland China. In Case 1, during the operation on a 75-year-old woman, an anatomical specificity of excessive femoral shaft curvation at the coronal and sagittal planes was observed; a relatively smooth implantation was achieved by adjusting the entry point. In Case 2, due to fat obstruction, an INTERTANTM nail was implanted at an oblique angle in 64-year-old obese woman, which resulted in an iatrogenic fracture of the proximal femur. In Case 3, an iatrogenic fracture of the distal femur developed in an 83-year-old woman because of violent hammering and underestimating of bone fragility. In Case 4, an iatrogenic fracture occurred in a 40-year-old woman around the distal locking slot during the drilling process. CONCLUSIONS: Preoperative evaluation should be considered as an important preparation for the implantation of an INTERTAN nail. Full-length anteroposterior and lateral radiographs of the injured femur are necessary to confirm the anatomical specificity. The vertical trajectory as well as sufficient reaming is important in reducing the possibility of iatrogenic fractures, particularly for obese patients. In older patients, violent hammering should be avoided and full reaming is recommended even if the canal seems to be wide enough. For cases where hard fracture reduction is predicted, the strategy of open reduction and fixation with a dynamic hip screw seems to be more rational and should be considered as an alternative method.
    Journal of Medical Case Reports 11/2014; 28(8(1)):383.
  • Journal of Medical Case Reports 11/2014; MOJ Clinical & Medical Case Reports.
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    ABSTRACT: Collagenofibrotic glomerulopathy is a rare glomerular disease characterized by extensive accumulation of atypical type III collagen fibers within the mesangial matrix and subendothelial space. Laboratory evaluation of this disease shows a marked increase in serum procollagen III peptide (P III P) levels. Here, we report the case of two brothers with collagenofibrotic glomerulopathy confirmed by histology. Patient 1 presented with proteinuria and hypertension and patient 2 presented with nephrotic-range proteinuria. Immunohistochemistry revealed strong staining for antibodies to type III collagen in the widened subendothelial spaces in both patients. Electron microscopy revealed numerous collagenous fibers in the mesangium and subendothelial space. P III P levels were elevated in both patients. Most reported cases of collagenofibrotic glomerulopathy, including the adult-onset type, have been sporadic. Within the limits of our literature search, this is only the third report of adult siblings with collagenofibrotic glomerulopathy confirmed by histology. This report indicates that it may be beneficial to measure serum P III P levels in the siblings of patients diagnosed with adult-onset collagenofibrotic glomerulopathy.
    Journal of Medical Case Reports 09/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Paraneoplastic pruritus is defined as pruritus that occurs before or during the natural evolution of a hematologic disease. The reported prevalence is 30% in patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma. The severity of this pruritus has a very negative impact on patients' quality of life. Very few studies have been made to examine the efficacy of pharmacological treatments for this type of pruritus. One drug that appears to be effective in this respect is off-label aprepitant, a neurokinin 1 receptor antagonist.
    Journal of Medical Case Reports 09/2014; 8(1):300.
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    ABSTRACT: Although there is a considerable amount of data in the literature on safe discontinuation of first-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia, little is known about discontinuation of second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy. Most previous studies have been focused on dasatinib, and the few cases of nilotinib withdrawal that have been reported had a median follow-up of 12 months. To the best of our knowledge, the present report is the first to describe nilotinib withdrawal with 30 months of follow-up.
    Journal of Medical Case Reports 09/2014; 8(1):295.
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    ABSTRACT: Chlorambucil is an alkylating agent used in combination with prednisolone for the treatment of idiopathic membranous nephropathy. Although chlorambucil is generally well-tolerated, it is a myelosuppresive drug that can cause several infections.
    Journal of Medical Case Reports 08/2014; 8(1):280.