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1. Do report cards influence hospital choice? The case of kidney transplantation.
Match Strength: 3.841

The national program to report hospital-level outcomes for transplantation has been in place since 1991, yet it has not been addressed in the existing literature on hospital report cards. We study the impact of reported outcomes on demand at kidney transplant centers. Using a negative binomial regression with hospital fixed effects, we estimate the number of patients choosing each center as a function of reported outcomes. Parameters are identified by the within-hospital variation in outcomes over five successive report cards. We find some evidence that report cards influence younger and ... Read More »
» Published in Inquiry. 2006 Summer;43(2):150-9.

2. How to write a patient case report.
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PURPOSE: Guidelines for writing patient case reports, with a focus on medication-related reports, are provided. SUMMARY: The format of a patient case report encompasses the following five sections: an abstract, an introduction and objective that contain a literature review, a description of the case report, a discussion that includes a detailed explanation of the literature review, a summary of the case, and a conclusion. The abstract of a patient case report should succinctly include the four sections of the main text of the report. The introduction section should provide the subject, purpose ... Read More »
» Published in Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2006 Oct 1;63(19):1888-92.

3. The impact of unmeasured clinical variables on the accuracy of hospital report cards: a Monte Carlo study.
Match Strength: 3.170

PURPOSE: Hospital report cards are commonly produced using administrative data. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of unmeasured clinical data on the accuracy of hospitals' report cards. METHODS: Monte Carlo simulations were based on both administrative and detailed clinical data for patients hospitalized with an acute myocardial infarction in Ontario, Canada. Data were simulated such that the true performance of each hospital was known. Both clinical and administrative risk scores were randomly generated for each patient. The ability of hospital report cards to correctly ... Read More »
» Published in Med Decis Making. 2006 Sep-Oct;26(5):447-66.

4. Relationship between Self-Report and Performance Measures of Function: A Systematic Review.
Match Strength: 3.105

The authors conducted a systematic review of studies examining correlations between assessments of function nobtained using self-report and those obtained using performance-based measures for community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: Articles for this review were identified using electronic searching in MEDLINE, CINHAL, and AGELINE and hand-searching techniques. Two reviewers selected the studies that met the inclusion criteria, extracted the data, and assessed the methodological quality of the data. RESULTS: Seventeen studies met the inclusion criteria for review. Correlations between self ... Read More »
» Published in Can J Aging. 2006 Fall;25(3):253-70.

5. Acute myelogenous leukemia associated with Ollier disease.
Match Strength: 2.747

Ollier disease is a rare disorder characterized by the presence of multiple enchondromas and a propensity to develop malignancies. We report the case of a 7-year-old Caucasian male with Ollier disease who developed acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). This report describes a patient with Ollier disease and AML and may offer a clue into the genetic pathogenesis of these disorders. Pediatr Blood Cancer (c) 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc ... Read More »
» Published in Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2006 Sep 21;

6. National survey of diabetes care in general practice.
Match Strength: 2.711

This survey was mounted to assess the extent and organisation of diabetes care in general practice in Ireland. It was a postal questionnaire surveying 25% of general practitioners, The response being 396 (70%). 355 (92%) report providing most care to a mean 65% of their type 2 patients, and 243 (64%) provide most care to 38% of their type 1 patients. The extent of structured care is less frequent with 43% maintaining a diabetes register, and 51% using a recall system. Access to multidisciplinary diabetes expertise in the community is low, particularly for dietetics (50%) and diabetes ... Read More »
» Published in Ir Med J. 2006 Apr;99(4):104-6.

7. Sarcoidosis presenting as intrascrotal mass: case report and review.
Match Strength: 2.711

Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic disease that usually involves the lungs and lymph nodes, but almost any organ can be involved. Genitourinary involvement with sarcoidosis is extremely rare. We report the case of a 30-year-old African-American male who presented with a right-sided intrascrotal mass and diffuse lymphadenopathy. On further workup, he was found to have sarcoidosis. Two months of corticosteroid treatment resulted in the disappearance of his intrascrotal mass. Publication Types: Case ... Read More »
» Published in South Med J. 2006 Sep;99(9):995-7.

8. Primary Hodgkin's disease of spleen--a case report.
Match Strength: 2.656

Primary malignant lymphoma of spleen is rare with primary Hodgkin's disease (HD) of spleen being rarer. The diagnosis of primary splenic HD is usually made on the histopathological examination of the splenectomy specimen. We report an interesting case of primary HD of spleen in a child emphasizing its rarity and the role of fine needle aspirate cytology in early diagnosis and non-surgical management of this entity. Publication Types: Case ... Read More »
» Published in Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2006 Jul;49(3):435-7.

9. Partial facial hemihyperplasia with 9 years of evolution: case report and review of the literature.
Match Strength: 2.628

Partial facial hemihyperplasia is a rare maxillofacial dysmorphosis of debatable etiology, and is frequently associated with relatively serious appearance and functional disorders depending on the degree of hyperplasia. We report here a case of partial facial hemihyperplasia with 9 years of evolution, describing the alterations observed during the follow-up period and discussing the main aspects of this poorly known entity. Publication Types: Case Reports, ... Read More »
» Published in Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2006 Oct;102(4):501-5. Epub 2006 May 11.

10. Prosthodontic treatment of a patient with hemimandibular elongation: a clinical report.
Match Strength: 2.623

This clinical report describes prosthodontic treatment of a patient with hemimandibular elongation that resulted in significant dentofacial asymmetry. A maxillary metal-ceramic fixed dental prosthesis and crowns were fabricated. To eliminate the negative horizontal overlap, 3 mandibular teeth were reduced to the gingival level. The mandibular prosthetic restoration was completed with metal and composite resin using an electroforming technique. Publication Types: Case ... Read More »
» Published in J Prosthet Dent. 2006 Sep;96(3):150-3.

11. Posterior correction and fusion for severe cervical kyphosis in a patient with myotonic dystrophy: a case report.
Match Strength: 2.598

STUDY DESIGN: A case report. OBJECTIVE: To report the first myotonic dystrophy case in which cervical kyphosis had been surgically corrected. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Myotonic dystrophy is an autosomal dominant disease that shows myotonia, progressive muscle atrophy, and other various symptoms. Instability of the neck is expected to cause disorders of the cervical spine; however, there are no detailed reports on deformity of cervical spine associated with this disease. METHODS: A 43-year-old man with cervical kyphosis due to myotonic dystrophy had undergone an occiput-T2 fusion with ... Read More »
» Published in Spine. 2006 Sep 15;31(20):E767-9.

12. Stump appendicitis is a rare delayed complication of appendectomy: A case report.
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Stump appendicitis is an acute inflammation of the residual appendix and one of the rare complications after appendectomy. Paying attention to the possibility of stump appendicitis in patients with right lower abdominal pain after appendectomy can prevent the delay of diagnosis and treatment. In patients with stump appendicitis, CT scan not only assists in making an accurate preoperative diagnosis but also excludes other etiologies. We report a 47-year old man with preoperatively diagnosed stump appendicitis by CT, who underwent an open appendectomy 20 years ago ... Read More »
» Published in World J Gastroenterol. 2006 Sep 7;12(33):5401-3.

13. Metastatic breast carcinoma discovered in a dentigerous cyst - a case report.
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This paper reports a patient with a history of breast cancer, who presented with altered sensation to the right lower lip and chin. An orthopantomogram showed a probable dentigerous cyst associated with an unerupted lower wisdom tooth, which was closely related to the inferior dental canal. The tooth and cyst were enucleated under general anaesthesia. The subsequent histopathology report concluded that the cyst contained metastatic adenocarcinoma from a primary breast tumour. Publication Types: Case ... Read More »
» Published in Br Dent J. 2006 Sep 23;201(6):349-50.

14. Maxillary central incisor with two root canals: a case report.
Match Strength: 2.542

The success of endodontic therapy requires a knowledge of the internal and external dental anatomy and its variations in presentation. The internal anatomy of the maxillary central incisor is well known and usually presents with one root and one radicular canal system. This case report describes an endodontic treatment of a maxillary central incisor with two roots and two canal systems, demonstrated by radiography and computerized tomography examinations. Publication Types: Case ... Read More »
» Published in J Endod. 2006 Oct;32(10):1002-4. Epub 2006 Jul 3.

15. Isolation of Vibrio mimicus from a case of acute diarrhoea--a case report.
Match Strength: 2.517

Over a four months period (June to September, 2003) 111 stool samples from cases of acute diarrhoea were screened for Vibronaceae in department of microbiology, Smt. N. H. L. Municipal medical college, Ahmedabad. All the isolates were identified by standard laboratory technique. A total of 36 species belonging to Vibrionaceae were isolated. Phage typing of all these Vibronaceae were done at National Institute Of Cholera and Enteric Disease, Kolkata. Out of 36 isolates, 35 were Vibrio cholereae and only one was Vibrio mimicus. We report this case because of rare strain. Publication Types: Case ... Read More »
» Published in Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2006 Jul;49(3):455-6.

16. Chemo-radiation in advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma, disease free after 6 years--a case report.
Match Strength: 2.502

This is a case report of a patient with advanced nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, (T4 N2 MO) who had chemo-radiation with Cisplatin based chemotherapy and total midplane dose of 60 Gray external beam radiation. Six years after treatment patient has remained disease free and the primary site histologically confirmed disease free with no clinical evidence of regional or distance metastases Publication Types: Case ... Read More »
» Published in Niger J Clin Pract. 2006 Jun;9(1):87-8.

17. Oncocytoma of the lacrimal gland: case report and review of the literature.
Match Strength: 2.499

OBJECTIVE: Oncocytomas of the lacrimal gland are rare tumors. We report the eighth case in the literature. DESIGN: Interventional case report and literature review. INTERVENTION: Complete ophthalmologic and systemic examination followed by excisional biopsy and histopathologic examination. RESULTS: A 40-year-old Hispanic woman was evaluated for a right-sided upper eyelid edema and pain on ocular motility. A month earlier an outside ophthalmologist had performed a conjunctival biopsy that disclosed chronic inflammation. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of brain and orbit ... Read More »
» Published in Orbit. 2006 Sep;25(3):243-7.

18. The first report of Aelurostrongylus falciformis in Norwegian badgers (Meles meles).
Match Strength: 2.477

The first report of Aelurostrongylus falciformis (Schlegel 1933) in Fennoscandian badgers is described. Routine parasitological examination of nine Norwegian badgers, at the National Veterinary Institute during 2004 and 2005, identified A. falciformis in the terminal airways of five of the animals. The first stage larvae (L1) closely resembled, in size and morphology, those of Angiostrongylus vasorum (Baillet 1866). The diagnosis for both A. falciformis and A. vasorum is frequently based on the identification of L1 in faeces or sputum. The potential for misclassification of an A. falciformis ... Read More »
» Published in Acta Vet Scand. 2006 Jun 13;48(1):6.

19. Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis masquerading as pyonephrosis: a case report.
Match Strength: 2.470

Squamous cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis is a rare tumor, which is usually associated with nephrolithiasis. It is rarely associated with pyonephrosis. We report the case of a 69-year-old man who presented with features of pyonephrosis and underwent nephrectomy. The postoperative histological evaluation revealed an unsuspected squamous cell carcinoma of renal pelvis with a concomitant pyonephrosis. The rarity of this tumor in the absence of renal calculi and its association with pyonephrosis is highlighted. Publication Types: Case ... Read More »
» Published in Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2006 Jul;49(3):418-20.

20. Renal tubular dysgenesis: report of two cases in a non-consanguineous couple and review of the literature.
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Renal tubular dysgenesis is a rare congenital abnormality of renal development characterized by short and poorly developed proximal convoluted tubules. It is associated to late-appearing oligohydramnios, Potter's sequence, pulmonary hypoplasia and calvarial bone hypoplasia with enlarged fontanels. The onset of oligohydramnios is delayed and variable, normally later than 22 weeks of gestation, conditioning variation in the expression of the other deformities. We report 2 cases of renal tubular dysgenesis occurring in a non-consanguineous couple. Publication Types: Case Reports, ... Read More »
» Published in Fetal Diagn Ther. 2007;22(1):10-3. Epub 2006 Sep 21.

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