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Barriers to publishing: a blog post from Richard Smith

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Richard Smith, Cases Journal‘s Editor-in-Chief, writes an interesting post on the BMJ blog this week about the barriers to publication to authors from a low-income country, following a course he ran on ‘getting published’ for researchers at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh.

Read the full post here.

 

Focus on: bezoars

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A bezoar is a collection of swallowed
foreign materials that collect in the stomach
and are unable to pass through the intestines. Take a look at some case reports with amazing images that we have published in Journal of Medical Case Reports and Cases Journal over the past year on this unusual phenomena. If you have a question or comment for the authors, then please post a comment!

Trichobezoar presenting with the comma sign in Rapunzel Syndrome: a case report and literature review
Shiva Dindyal, Neel Bhuva, Chris Ireland, Jimmy Ramdass and Vijay Narayansingh


 

Rapunzel syndrome – trichobezoar in a 7-year-old girl: a case report
Ali H Al Wadan, Hamed Al Kaff, Jamila Al …

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Dangers of chicken bones

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Two new case reports focus on adverse events linked to swallowing chicken bones.

"Perforation of Meckel’s diverticulum caused by a chicken bone: a case report" published in JMCR this week reports a 17-year-old man presenting with lower abdominal pain two weeks after an episode of rectal bleeding. Appendicitis was suspected. A diagnostic laparoscopy identified a normal appendix but an inflammatory mass that was diagnosed as a perforated Meckel’s diverticulum.

"Acute abdoment caused by ingested chicken wishbone: a case report" published in Cases Journal reports the case of a 50-year-old man presenting with abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. A mechanical obstruction was identified by radiography and ultrasound of the abdomen. Laparotomy revealed a sharp piece of chicken bone perforating …

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Top 10 January case reports in Cases Journal

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January is set to be one of our busiest months for publishing case reports at Cases Journal. Take a look at our Top 10 cases in January so far:

1.
Accesses
414
Case Report
   
Body aches, tender bones and rapid loss of weight: a case report
Vijay Hadda, Naval Kishore Vikram, Vaibhav Jain, Anita Chopra, Ashish Goel, Rita Sood
Cases Journal 2009, 2:37 (10 January 2009)

2.
Accesses
409
Case Report
   
Atypical onset of diabetes in a teenage girl: a case report
Cristina Maria Mihai, Doina Catrinoiu, Ramona Mihaela Stoicescu
Cases Journal 2008, 1:425 (30 December 2008)

3.
Accesses
380
Case Report
   
Mistletoe treatment in cancer-related fatigue: a case report
Kathrin …

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Medical news, blogs & case reports round-up

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Sleep well to fight colds: Science confirms what our grandma’s have been telling us for years! A team from Carnegie Mellon University found that sleep deprivation can treble your risk of catching a cold.

Does mouthwash cause cancer? The latest cancer scare story to hit the papers suggests that using mouthwash can lead to oral cancer. Cancer Research UK analyse the paper that sparked the press headlines and compare mouthwash use to other risk factors.

Oestrogen causes DNA mutations – is this how it fuels cancer?  Although there is sufficient evidence to suggest that oestrogen is involved in cancer, there are few ideas as to how the hormone causes cells to replicate and proliferate. Could the answer lie …

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Levofloxacin side-effect results in death

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Gottschalk et al. from the Mayo Clinic’s Department of Family Medicine have published a case report on the unfortunate death of an elderly patient as a result of side-effects of a fluoroquinolone.

A 91-year-old Caucasian male farmer presented complained to his physicians, “My feet aren’t working.”  Specifically, he reported difficulty with balance leading to inability to walk, and extensive, painful bilateral ecchymoses of his heels. He was commenced on fluoroquinolone (levofloxacin) therapy, however this proved to be fatal.

The authors say: "Fluoroquinolones are a powerful and potent tool in the fight against bacterial infection.  As a class, they are employed by primary care physicians as well as by subspecialty physicians in all areas of medical practice. However, as this case illustrates, …

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Medical news, blogs & case reports round-up

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Oral immunotherapy with drinking milk may help milk allergy:
A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins Children’s Centre and Duke
University found that giving milk-allergic children milk in
increasingly higher doses over time eased their allergic reactions to
milk and even helped some of the children completely overcome their
milk allergy.

Increase in NHS patient error deaths:
Data collected by the National Patient Safety Agency shows that more
than 3,000 patients have died in the UK over the past year due to
errors by NHS staff. Our journals welcome submission of case reports describing medical errors, so that others can learn from mistakes.

The LOX enzyme – a target to stop cancer spread: Halting …

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Outside of Cases: News, blogs & case reports round-up

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Sleep gives brain disease warning: Canadian researchers warn that Physically "acting out" dreams when asleep could be an early warning sign of dementia or Parkinson’s disease.

Thiamine ‘reverses kidney damage’: A team from Warwick University have shown that doses of vitamin B1 (thiamine) can reverse early kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes.

Elderly at risk from drug interactions: A study published in JAMA has found that more than two million Americans between the ages of 57 and 85 are at risk of “major drug-drug interactions.”

20% ‘have blood pressure gene’: Research suggests that one in five white people carry a gene fault that could raise their risk of high blood pressure.

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Thank you to our reviewers in 2008

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We would like to thank everybody who has reviewed for Journal of Medical Case Reports and Cases Journal
this year. We are very grateful for our reviewers’ help in ensuring
authors receive prompt, thorough and constructive feedback on their
work.

It has been fantastic to work with all of our reviewers,
editors and authors – as you can see from the hundreds of names below,
we have had phenomenal support from the medical community, and we are
extremely grateful for the help and enthusiasm we’ve received.

If
you would like to volunteer as a reviewer for the journal, please
contact us with details of which topic areas you would be happy to
review in.

Journal of Medical Case Reports 2008

Amin  Al

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