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  1. Content type: Case Report

    Bilateral posterior fracture-dislocation of the shoulders is an uncommon complication of grand mal seizures. We report a case of bilateral posterior dislocation of the shoulders with proximal humeral fractures...

    Authors: Jagath Pushpakumara, Sivagamaroobasunthari Sivathiran, Lasantha Roshan and Saman Gunatilake

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:704

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    Splenic abcess is an uncommon complication for cancer treatment. It occurs more frequently in immunocompromised patients. They are characterized by high mortality. The classic triad (fever, pain of the left hy...

    Authors: Essadi Ismail, Rachid El Barni, Mohamed Lahkim, Redouane Rokhsi, Elmehdi Atmane, Abdelghani El Fikri, Rachid Bouchama, Abdessamad Achour and Mohamed Zyani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:665

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    Tuberculous aortitis is an unusual presentation of a common disease in Sri Lanka. There were no reported cases of tuberculous aortitis from Sri Lanka. Here we report a case of a 40-year-old woman who develope...

    Authors: Upul Pathirana, Saman Kularatne, Suneth Karunaratne, Gamini Ranasinghe and Janakie Fernando

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:659

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    Macular edema and detachment at the first day after an uneventful cataract surgery is very rare, and has been reported previously with the use of high concentrations of intra-cameral cefuroxime. However, we he...

    Authors: Hui Xiao, Xing Liu and Xinxing Guo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:647

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    Pasteurella multocida meningitis in an immunocompetent patient is rare and commonly occurs after animal bite. To our knowledge, only 48 cases have been reported in the literature since...

    Authors: Matthieu Bardou, Estelle Honnorat, Gregory Dubourg, Carine Couderc, Pierre Edouard Fournier, Piseth Seng and Andreas Stein

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:626

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    Cyanotic congenital heart disease is not a rare entity, but fistula between the right pulmonary artery and the left atrium is an uncommon vascular anomaly. Although it is a real challenge to diagnose the case,...

    Authors: Ram Sundar Twayana, Sanjaya Humagain, Rajendra Koju, Kriti Subas Joshi, Robin Man Karmarcharya, Sajana KC and Navaraj Poudel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:597

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  7. Content type: Case Report

    Malignant melanoma of oral cavity is a rare condition, accounting for 0.5 % of all oral malignancies and about 1–2 % of all melanomas. Oral melanomas have extremely poor prognosis with 5 years survival rate of...

    Authors: Narayan Sharma Lamichhane, Jiping An, Qilin Liu and Wei Zhang

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:499

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  8. Content type: Case Report

    Potocki–Lupski syndrome is a microduplication syndrome associated with duplication at 17p11.2. Features include facial dysmorphism, moderate to mild cognitive impairment and behavioural abnormalities including...

    Authors: Dulika S. Sumathipala, Eranda N. Mandawala, Samanmalee P. Sumanasena and Vajira H. W. Dissanayake

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:506

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  9. Content type: Case Report

    Retrorectal tumors in adults are very rare and little known condition. These tumors, often misdiagnosed or mistreated, should be completely excised because of the potential for malignancy or infection. A suita...

    Authors: Mohamed Tarchouli, Aziz Zentar, Moulay Brahim Ratbi, Abdelhak Bensal, Mohamed Reda Khmamouche, Abdelmounaim Ait Ali, Ahmed bounaim, Mohammed Elfahssi and Khalid Sair

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:470

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  10. Content type: Case Report

    Ingenol-mebutate has been used for the treatment of actinic keratosis. It has been shown that ingenol-mebutate inhibits the growth of cancer cells or induces tumor cell death through pro-apoptotic effects. Ke...

    Authors: Bruna De Felice, Marco Guida, Luigi Boccia and Massimo Nacca

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:466

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    Vitamin B12 deficiency is often diagnosed with hematological manifestations of megaloblastic macrocytic anemia, which is usually the initial presentation. Neurological symptoms are often considered to be late man...

    Authors: Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Priyantha Udaya Kumara Ralapanawa, Kushalee Poornima Jayawickreme, Ekanayake Mudiyanselage Madhushanka Ekanayake and Widana Arachchilage Thilak Ananda Jayalath

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:458

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  12. Content type: Case Report

    Insulinomas are rare pancreatic endocrine tumors. Most are benign and solitary. However, the nonspecific symptoms and small size of these tumors led to difficulties of diagnosis and localization.

    Authors: Mohamed Tarchouli, Abdelmounaim Ait Ali, Moulay Brahim Ratbi, Mohamed said Belhamidi, Mohamed Essarghini, El Mehdi Aboulfeth, Mohamed Bouzroud, Yassir Sbitti, Mohamed Oukabli, Mohammed Elfahssi and Khalid Sair

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:444

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  13. Content type: Case Report

    The hump-nosed pit viper (Hypnale hypnale) is the commonest cause for venomous snakebites in Sri Lanka. Previously, it was thought to cause only local envenomation. However recently, several systemic effects and ...

    Authors: Sharmila Thillainathan, Dilani Priyangika, Indika Marasinghe, Karunayokiny Kanapathippillai and Gayani Premawansa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:437

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    Cranial-retained surgical sponges (gossypiboma or textiloma) are rare incidents and mostly asymptomatic. However, they can be confused with other masses such as a hematoma abscess or tumor. During early stages...

    Authors: Aykut Akpinar, Necati Ucler and Cengiz Omer Ozdemir

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:390

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  15. Content type: Case Report

    Digoxin intoxication results in predominantly digestive, cardiac and neurological symptoms. This case is outstanding in that the intoxication occurred in a nonagenarian and induced severe, extensively document...

    Authors: Delphine Renard, Eve Rubli, Nathalie Voide, François-Xavier Borruat and Laura E. Rothuizen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:368

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  16. Content type: Case Report

    Macular hole formation after anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy is a rare complication. We report macular hole formation after intravitreal ranibizumab injection for branch retinal vein occlusion.

    Authors: Daisuke Muramatsu, Ryosuke Mitsuhashi, Takuya Iwasaki, Hiroshi Goto and Masahiro Miura

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:358

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  17. Content type: Case Report

    Leptospirosis and dengue are endemic in countries with subtropical or tropical climates and have epidemic potential. The incidence of both these diseases peaks during monsoons and both diseases present with si...

    Authors: Aruna Wijesinghe, Nanthini Gnanapragash, Gayan Ranasinghe and Murugapillai K Ragunathan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:348

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  18. Content type: Case Report

    Gorham’s syndrome is a rare illness of unknown etiology. It is characterized by a local proliferation of blood or lymphatic vessels that in bones leads to progressive resorption and destruction. The cause of t...

    Authors: Jessica Baud, Abderrahim Lomri, Denis Graber and Andreas Bikfalvi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:333

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  19. Content type: Case Report

    Symptom of herpes zoster is sometimes difficult to distinguish from sciatica induced by spinal diseases, including lumbar disc herniation and spinal canal stenosis. Here we report a case of sciatica mimicking ...

    Authors: Masao Koda, Chikato Mannoji, Makiko Oikawa, Masazumi Murakami, Yuzuru Okamoto, Tamiyo Kon, Akihiko Okawa, Osamu Ikeda, Masashi Yamazaki and Takeo Furuya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:320

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  20. Content type: Case Report

    Ipilimumab is a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 receptor antibody used for immunotherapy in cancer. Several immune-related adverse events are known. Steroid responsive encephalopathy associated wit...

    Authors: David Carl, Carsten Grüllich, Steffen Hering and Martin Schabet

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:316

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  21. Content type: Case Report

    Primary hyperparathyroidism is one of the most common causes of hypercalcemia. Inherited forms of primary hyperparathyroidism like Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1, Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2a, Hyp...

    Authors: Barish Sarıakjali, Esma Jamaspishvili, Mehtap Evran, Murat Sert and Tamer Tetiker

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:310

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  22. Content type: Case Report

    Nodular fasciitis most often occurs within subcutaneous tissues, but may also arise within skeletal muscle, dermis, vessels, peripheral nerves and, although rarely, within joints. Knowledge regarding the caus...

    Authors: Michiro Yamamoto, Hiroshi Urakawa, Yoshihiro Nishida and Hitoshi Hirata

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:311

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  23. Content type: Case Report

    The anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene encodes a receptor tyrosine kinase, which was first identified as the fusion partner of the nucleophosmin (NPM1) gene in the recurrent t(2;5)(p23;q35) found in a subset o...

    Authors: Kasey Lawrence, Brian Berry, John Handshoe, David Hout, Rosetta Mazzola, Stephan W Morris and David L Saltman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:308

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  24. Content type: Case Report

    Infections present a major complication of cranioplasty procedures and in many cases removal of the implant material becomes a necessity. Sonication of the artificial implant material has been used during the ...

    Authors: Pavlos C Thomaidis, Angeliki Pantazatou, Spyros Kamariotis, Konstantinos Vlachos, George Roussos, Petros Panagiotou and Antonios Stylianakis

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:307

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  25. Content type: Case Report

    Factitious fever is extremely challenging to diagnose in patients with complicated chronic medical problems, and represents as much as 10% of fevers of unknown origin. Factitious fever caused by self-injecting...

    Authors: Younghoon Kwon, Ryan J Koene, Caroline Cross, Jennifer McEntee and Jaime S Green

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:302

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  26. Content type: Case Report

    Ewing sarcoma is a primary bone neoplasm, which is a high grade aggressive small round blue cell tumour, and is currently recognized as a part of the Ewing family of tumours. It is the most lethal bone tumor, ...

    Authors: Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Priyantha Udaya Kumara Ralapanawa, Kushalee Poornima Jayawickreme, Ekanayake Mudiyanselage Madhushanka Ekanayake and Kulatunga Wijekoon Mudiyanselage Pramitha Prabhashini Kumarihamy

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:298

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  27. Content type: Case Report

    In humans, Pasteurella multocida infections are usually limited to the soft tissues surrounding a lesion. However, P. multocida can also cause systemic infections (such as pneumonia, lung abscess, peritonitis, en...

    Authors: Mathieu Guilbart, Elie Zogheib, Abdel Hakim Hchikat, Kahina Kirat, Linda Ferraz, Anne-Marie Guerin-Robardey, Faouzi Trojette, Mona Moubarak-Daher and Hervé Dupont

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:287

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  28. Content type: Case Report

    Composite pheochromocytoma is a rare pathological condition characterized by elements of both pheochromocytoma and neurogenic tumors. However, detailed clinical outcomes of this tumor have not been fully shown...

    Authors: Yohei Shida, Tsukasa Igawa, Kuniko Abe, Tomoaki Hakariya, Kousuke Takehara, Toru Onita and Hideki Sakai

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:257

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  29. Content type: Case Report

    Complete or partial trisomy 10q involves a duplication of 10q, or the long arm of chromosome 10. Distal 10q trisomy is a well-recognized and defined but rare genetic syndrome in which duplication of distal seg...

    Authors: Siew-Lee Wong, Hsin-Hsu Chou, Chung-Nun Chao, Joseph Hang Leung, Yu-Hsin Chen and Cheng-Da Hsu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:250

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  30. Content type: Case Report

    Central airway obstruction (CAO) may be caused by various etiologies. However, conventional chest X-rays are rarely diagnostic for patients with CAO.

    Authors: Naoki Kadota, Tsutomu Shinohara, Hisanori Machida, Hirofumi Nakanishi, Fumie Suehiro, Hiroko Toda, Tadashi Yoshino and Fumitaka Ogushi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:223

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  31. Content type: Case Report

    Anemia is a common presentation in children but the differential diagnosis of iron deficiency and β-thalassemia remains a diagnostic challenge. Red blood cell indices have been shown to perform weakly in such ...

    Authors: Fabian Bock, Katrin Borucki, Peter Vorwerk, Ronald Biemann and Berend Isermann

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:917

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