Chronic Stimulant Use: An Upcoming Cause of Neurocognitive Disorder in Later Life?
Anne Jacobs, Sonja C. Stalpers-Konijnenburg, Cornelis A. de Jong and Radboud M. Marijnissen
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 26, 2016
A 58-year-old woman was admitted to a psychiatric ward because of a psychotic episode. Psychiatric history revealed chronic daily stimulant use for more than thirty years, specifically cocaine, amphetamine and nicotine. She also suffered from a psychotic episode at the age of 23 after the death of a child. Medical history did not report any somatic comorbidities....
Unusual Early Aortic Valve Bioprosthesis Failure due to Fungal Infection
Yolanda Carrascal, Gregorio Laguna and Nuria Arce
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 23, 2016
We report an early failure of a 19 mm mitroflow A12 aortic pericardial bioprosthetic valve. We excluded all described causes related with early bioprosthesis calcification and degeneration. Neither inflammatory cells nor bacterial colonization were identified in microscopic analysis, but fungal hyphae were observed in the tissue sections from both leaflets, suggesting sub-clinical fungal endocarditis, which might have contributed to early failure....
Therapeutic Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections in Treating Chronic High Hamstring Tendinopathy
Jeffrey Krauss, Ryan Nugent, Marko Bodor and Michael Fredericson
Article Type: Original Research Article | First Published: January 23, 2016
Objective: To determine whether ultrasound-guided platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections reduce pain and improve function in patients with chronic high hamstring tendinopathy. Design: Prospective case-control study in which patients who have failed treatment serve as their own controls. Setting: Patients were recruited through two sports medicine clinics, one academically based and the other in a community medical center. Injections were performed by a single practitioner. Patients: 14 adult pati...
Is Cock-up Splint the Right Choice for All of the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Patients? A Case Report
Mahdi Hadidi, Mohammad-Reza Hadian, Ali Arab Kheradmand, Mahmood Farzan, Hamidreza Monsef, Maryam-Raheleh Dadras, Saeed Talebian and Gholam Reza Olyaei
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 12, 2016
A fifty-year-old woman was the exceptional one who her clinical signs and symptoms was deteriorated after the administration of splinting. She showed deterioration of clinical and electrophysiological parameters after two weeks of using splint combined with steroid. After removing the splint, the patient showed relief of subsequent signs and symptoms....
Non-operative Treatment for Extensive Skin Necrosis of a Neonatal Dorsal Foot caused by Extravasation
Hiromu Masuoka, Susumu Saito, Yoko Nakamura and Shigehiko Suzuki
Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: January 09, 2016
We herein describe two cases of non-surgical treatment for skin necrosis of the dorsum of the neonatal foot caused by extravasation. In both the cases, closure of the defects was achieved after 3 months of conservative treatment without any complications. Although the defects occupied almost all of the dorsal skin of the foot, no significant contracture disabling the toe or ankle occurred during the maximum follow-up period of 9 years. Non-surgical treatments could be an alternative treatment fo...