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We report a case of benign osteoblastoma of the temporal bone and a review of the literature. Osteoblastoma is a rare bony tumor that usually develops in the long bones or in the vertebral column. To our knowledge, this is the fourth reported case of benign osteoblastoma confined to the temporal bone, and it is the second such reported case to include(More)
Thyroglossal duct cysts (TDCs) are common congenital abnormalities of thyroid development. Carcinoma occurs rarely in patients with TDCs. In a large case series drawn from medical records at a health maintenance organization from 1971 through 1995, 14 cases of carcinoma in a TDC were found. This represents the largest known reported case series to date.(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Infections are a common and serious complication among patients with cirrhosis. We assessed the epidemiology, risk factors, and clinical consequences of bacterial infections in cirrhotic patients. METHODS In this multicenter prospective study, all patients with cirrhosis of liver with different infections were analyzed. Infections were(More)
The aim of this study was to report the analysis of a single-center experience with single-balloon enteroscopy (SBE). A retrospective analysis of patients with small-bowel disorder who underwent SBE procedure from February 2011 to February 2013 was carried out. A total of 40 patients underwent 48 SBE procedures. Antegrade and retrograde approaches were used(More)
INTRODUCTION Constipation may be primary or secondary. Pathophysiologic subtypes of primary constipation are dyssynergic defecation (DD), slow (STC), and normal transit constipation (NTC). Clinical subtypes are functional constipation (FC) and constipation predominant IBS (C-IBS). AIMS The objectives of this paper are to study the clinical profile,(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional tests of coagulation which only measure procoagulant factors do not correctly estimate the actual in vivo hemostatic balance in cirrhosis. This prospective multicenter study was conducted to evaluate safety of various invasive procedures in the presence of abnormal coagulation tests and to correlate conventional coagulation(More)
The light yield from both luminol and fluorescein is studied at a fixed concentration of luminol and by varying the concentration of fluorescein in 3 X 10(-2) M basic solution by direct chemical reaction as well as by aqualuminescence technique. The emission spectra of chemiluminescence and aqualuminescence of the alkaline luminol-fluorescein mixture are(More)
BACKGROUND Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF), defined differently by different associations, lacks consensus on clinical profile, precipitating events and factors predicting mortality. This prospective multicentric study was conducted to determine the relevance of European Association for Study of Liver (EASL) and Asia Pacific Association for Study of(More)
Intestinal tuberculosis and Crohn's disease (CD) are two different granulomatous diseases affecting the intestinal tract with similarities in clinical presentation but different therapeutic strategies. Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a graulomatous disease of aorta and its major branches. TA is associated with tuberculosis as well as CD. We present a case of(More)
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