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[Delusional infestation, a therapeutic challenge].
We present two men aged 49 and 48 who saw the dermatologist with skin symptoms due to primary and secondary delusional infestation, respectively. Despite their anosognosia, both patients were successfully treated with antipsychotics thanks to the collaboration between dermatology and psychiatry. To...
[Urothelial carcinoma in the upper urinary tract: developments in diagnostics, treatment and follow-up].
- Ninety-five percent of all urothelial carcinomas are located in the bladder and 5% in the upper urinary tract. Therefore, upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma is relatively rare, with an incidence of 2.1-2.4 per 100,000 persons per year. - Diagnosis is based on imaging, endoscopy, urine cytolo...
[A boy with blood blisters on his lips after having a sore throat].
An 8-year-old boy came to the Emergency Department with blood blisters on both lips, limiting him in his oral intake. He had no history of herpes simplex or use of any medication. The symptoms turned out to be caused by erythema exsudativum multiforme major, in most cases a self-limiting disease....
[A possible fifth dengue virus serotype].
Sylvatic dengue viruses are both evolutionarily and ecologically distinguishable from the human dengue virus (DENV). Sporadic episodes of sylvatic human infections in West Africa and Southeast Asia suggest that sylvatic DENV regularly come into contact with human beings. Following a study on the syl...
[Women with chronic constipation: clinical examination is more important than anorectal function testing].
- Chronic constipation is a common disorder, particularly in women and the elderly.- Physical examination of patients with constipation should include rectal examination and in women also vaginal examination.- The patient is asked to relax, contract and bear down on the pelvic floor during inspection...
[No end to selective publication yet].
Selective publication of complete studies or outcomes within studies hampers unbiased medical decision making. If the available body of evidence does not offer a fair representation of all existing evidence, the true effect of an intervention cannot be judged, possible harmful effect...
[Fertility after high-dose sex steroid treatment to reduce final height].
We compared 239 tall women and 60 tall men treated with high-dose sex steroids during puberty with respectively 174 untreated tall women and 56 untreated tall men. Reproductive history was assessed by interview in addition to ultrasound imaging of the testes or ovaries, endocrine parameters and seme...
[Effect of treatment with growth hormone on mortality in adults with severe growth hormone deficiency].
WE CONCLUDE THAT THE SEX AND THE HETEROGENEOUS NATURE OF THE GROUP OF PATIENTS WITH GROWTH HORMONE DEFICIENCY ARE IMPORTANT FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECT OF GROWTH HORMONE ON MORTALITY. : Conflict of interest: A.A.M. Franken received reimbursement for his activities for the Medicines Evaluation B...
[Determinants for reintegration and sick leave duration in employees with symptoms of a psychological nature].
To examine the associations between sociodemographic, medical, work-related and organisational factors and the moment of first return to work by employees as well as the total duration of sick leave resulting from common mental disorders. Cross-sectional study....
[Parental smoking and vascular damage in their young children].
We used data on smoking behaviour of parents during and after pregnancy from the "WHeezing Illnesses STudy LEidsche Rijn" (WHISTLER)-birth cohort. In 259 participating children who had turned 5 years of age, the carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) and arterial wall distensibility were measu...