Clinics and Practice https://clinicsandpractice.org/index.php/cp <p><strong>Clinics and Practice</strong>&nbsp;[ISSN 2039-7283] is a peer-reviewed, Open Access, online-only journal that publishes both&nbsp;<em>brief reports</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>case reports</em>&nbsp;in all areas of clinical medicine. Our journal would welcome any interesting description of patients, procedures and treatment in any condition or disease disease that can contribute to develop scientifically rigorous and clinically meaningful practice methods. <br><strong>Clinics and Practice</strong> aims at creating an innovative, rapid and collaborative background intended to help healthcare professionals finding the latest advances to answer the most pressing questions coming from the medicine/patients relationship.</p> en-US <p><strong>PAGEPress</strong> has chosen to apply the&nbsp;<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International License</strong></a>&nbsp;(CC BY-NC 4.0) to all manuscripts to be published.<br><br> An Open Access Publication is one that meets the following two conditions:</p> <ol> <li>the author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.</li> <li>a complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication in at least one online repository that is supported by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organization that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving.</li> </ol> <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p> <ol> <li>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.</li> </ol> francesca.baccino@pagepress.org (Francesca Baccino) tiziano.taccini@pagepress.org (Tiziano Taccini) Fri, 02 Aug 2019 10:36:39 +0200 OJS 3.1.1.4 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Giant aggressive forehead tumor: A 15-year follow-up https://clinicsandpractice.org/index.php/cp/article/view/1172 <p>Proliferating trichilemmal tumors are rare tumors that originate from adnexal structures specifically from the outer root sheaths of hair follicles. These tumors can be benign or malignant. We report a rare case of an aggressive giant forehead trichilemmal tumor that was paradoxically benign on pathology. It was surgically excised and followed-up for 15 years.</p> Raymond Challita, Said Halabi ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://clinicsandpractice.org/index.php/cp/article/view/1172 Fri, 02 Aug 2019 10:33:18 +0200 Cardiac papillary fibroelastoma of a bicuspid aortic valve in an adolescent: A case report https://clinicsandpractice.org/index.php/cp/article/view/1135 <p>Cardiac papillary fibroelastomas (CPFE) are exceptional primary benign cardiac tumours, affecting the heart valves. We report here the case of a 15-year-old boy in whom echocardiography performed for non-specific chest pain during follow-up for bicuspid aortic valve showed as accidental finding the presence of a round mobile mass without stalk attached on the inferior side of the aortic valve. The mass did not cause any outflow tract obstruction or aortic insufficiency. ECG-gated cardiac computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging allowed to suspect CPFE. Although the patient was asymptomatic, open cardiac surgery with elective surgical resection of the tumour were performed to avoid systematic emboli. Histology confirmed the diagnosis of CPFE. This is an exceptional case of acquired CPFE in a young patient with bicuspid aortic valve. Due the risk of systemic embolization, aortic- or coronary ostium obstruction, elective excision of such lesions is recommended.</p> Sarah Dénes, Benoît Daron, Marie Behaeghe, Marie-Christine Seghaye ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://clinicsandpractice.org/index.php/cp/article/view/1135 Wed, 07 Aug 2019 16:25:18 +0200 An unusual infection in an immunocompetent male of a non-endemic area: Lessons from a vacation https://clinicsandpractice.org/index.php/cp/article/view/1141 <p>Primary pulmonary histoplasmosis is found worldwide, and is particularly endemic in some areas of the North America, usually those surrounding the Ohio and Mississippi river valleys. It is not common in the East Coast of the United States, and is in fact, reportable in Pennsylvania. It has been rarely described in immunocompetent individuals residing in a non-endemic region. We present a case of a previously healthy middle-aged male, a Pennsylvania resident, who presented with mid-sternal chest discomfort, fatigue, chills and mild shortness of breath, and was diagnosed with primary pulmonary histoplasmosis.</p> Ritesh Neupane, Munish Sharma, Divakar Sharma, Rajeev Thachil, Mahesh Krishnamurthy, Gerald Lowman ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://clinicsandpractice.org/index.php/cp/article/view/1141 Fri, 09 Aug 2019 13:58:53 +0200