A 27-Year-Old Woman With Facial Rash: USMLE Question A 27-Year-Old Woman With Facial Rash: USMLE Question

A 27-year-old woman presents with fatigue, joint pain, and facial rash. What study or investigation is the best next step?Osmosis
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Authors: Shi H, Xiao L, Wang Z Abstract Curative effect of artificial femoral head replacement on hip joint function and complications of elderly patients with femoral intertrochanteric fracture were investigated. Eighty patients who were operated for femoral intertrochanteric fractures operation were randomly divided into observation group (n=40) and control group (n=40). The observation group was treated with artificial femoral head replacement, while the control group received internal proximal femur locking plate fixation. In the observation group, the operation time was shorter than that in the control group (P
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: Wu Z, Liu X, Yuan D, Zhao J Abstract Venous lower limb ulcers are very common and affect ~1% of the general population. The human acellular amniotic membrane (HAAM), which is isolated from the amniotic membrane (AM) via excluding the majority of cellular components, has lower antigenicity than the AM. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the HAAM, adopted to treat venous ulcers (VUs) of the lower extremities. The HAMM was isolated from the AM by the Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering laboratory at the West China Hospital of Sichuan University (Chengdu, China). HAMMs w...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: Karaarslan N, Yilmaz I, Sirin DY, Ozbek H, Kaplan N, Kaya YE, Akyuva Y, Gurbuz MS, Oznam K, Ates O Abstract The aim of the present study was to determine whether pharmaceutical preparations with pregabalin (PGB) as an active ingredient, which are widely prescribed by clinicians, exert toxic effects on human primary nucleus pulposus (NP) and annulus fibrosis (AF). Primary human cell cultures were obtained from intact (n=6) and degenerated (n=6) tissues resected from the two groups of patients. Different doses of PGB were applied to these cultures and cells were subjected to molecular analyses at 0, 24 and 4...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Burn pain is a unique and complex challenge for all health professionals and the patients. The only way to insure quality burn pain relief is the patient's self-report. Thus, assessment of severity of pain and its associated factors are importa...
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Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
We report the case of a 40-year-old man diagnosed with GCTB of the thoracic spine. The only symptom upon presentation was progressive back pain with pain radiating to the chest. Magnetic resonance imaging showed that the soft tissue mass extended posteriorly into the spinal canal, causing severe spinal cord compression. We initially treated this case with Decadron (Fresenius kabi, Bad Homburg vor der Hohe, Germany) for 1  week. This led to a reduction of tumor size and decompression of the spinal cord. To the best of our knowledge, there have been no prior reports of primary GCTB sensitive to steroid therapy within th...
Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
We report a rare case of giant periosteal osteoblastoma in the femur of a 21-year-old male. The patient presented with a painful, firm, non-tender mass in his left thigh. The pain was worse at night and was temporarily relieved with NSAIDS. He had no fevers, night sweats, or weight loss. The patient underwent preoperative radiological studies including plain radiographs, MRI, bone scan, and CT scan. An open biopsy was subsequently performed that was consistent with an aggressive, epithelioid osteoblastoma. Pathology demonstrated a neoplasm characterized by cohesive sheets of epithelioid osteoblasts, mixed with areas of con...
Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
We present a case of an isolated rupture of the accessory soleus tendon with myotendinous retraction, mimicking clinically a “tennis leg.” A 29-year-old woman sustained a hyperdorsal flexion injury of the right ankle with a severe and sudden pain in the middle part of the calf. Radiographs were normal and the diagnosis of “tennis leg” was clinically suspected. Ultrasound demonstrated bilateral accessory soleus mus cles. On the symptomatic side, there was a complete isolated rupture of the accessory soleus tendon with myotendinous retraction. These findings were confirmed by magnetic resonance imagin...
Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
We describe a case of an osteoid osteoma of the scaphoid bone associated with calcific tendinitis of the adjacent flexor carpi radialis tendon and periarticular soft tissue calcifications in a 21-year-old man presenting with radial-sided wrist pain. The lesion was successfully treated with CT-guided RF ablation. To our knowledge, this is the first description of an osteoid osteoma of the wrist associated with calcific tendinitis and periarthritis. In addition, we discuss the technical details and difficulties of CT-guided RF ablation of scaphoid osteoid osteomas.
Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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