BioMed Central's Case Report of the Year: lessons for modern life
BioMed Central's 8th Annual Research Award for Case Report of the Year has now been announced. As with all influential case reports, this year's winner on extensive deep vein thrombosis following prolonged gaming, which the authors have coined 'gamer's thrombosis' provides the high-quality, individualized evidence needed to help clinicians in the future readily recognize this medical association.
From all at BioMed Central, we would like to congratulate the authors of the winning Case Report of the Year, Hsien-Cheng Leon Chang, Hayley Burbridge and Conroy Wong. As well as the authors of the runner-up Case Report of the Year, on the use of mechanical thrombectomy as an alternative treatment option for a patient with acute ischemic stroke and multiple contraindications for systemic thrombolysis, Katrin Christina, Sczesni, Reinhard Wiebringhaus, Lothar Heuser, Sabine Skodda and Jens Eyding.
'Research with' not 'research on' patient
Technological improvements have triggered a paradigm shift in healthcare; patients are empowered by more available information, and take on a more active and responsible role. To celebrate International Clinical Trials Day 2014, we interviewed Karl Stengal, who has been a participant of three separate clinical trials and provides insights on the patients perspective and current challenges faced when collaborating. Simon Denegri, NIHR National Director for Public Participation and Engagement in Research and Chair of INVOLVE, also shared his views on the role of patient and public involvement in research - past, present and future.
Read more on the topic and access the interviews in our blog.
Hypercalcemia in a male-to-female transgender patient after body contouring injections: a case report
Koppany Visnyei, Maria Samuel, Laura Heacock et al
This is the case of a 40-year-old African American male-to-female transgender patient who presented to our institution with hypercalcemia and acute renal failure secondary to body contouring injections with industrial strength silicone by non-licensed providers, a decade prior to her visit. Work-up revealed an extensive granulomatous inflammatory process in the injection area resulting in electrolyte abnormalities and kidney injury.
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Recurrent knee arthritis diagnosed as juvenile idiopathic arthritis with a 10-year asymptomatic period after arthroscopic synovectomy: a case report
Atsushi Teramoto, Kota Watanabe, Yuichiro Kii et al
A 12-year-old Japanese girl presented with normal birth and developmental history. At the age of 2 years she experienced joint swelling in both knees. Her symptoms continued and arthroscopic synovectomy was eventually performed. During the operation, rice bodies and thickening of the synovial membrane were observed; however, no definitive diagnosis was made. After a 10-year asymptomatic period, knee joint swelling recurred on one side without any cause.
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