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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783889/comparison-of-normobaric-vs-hyperbaric-oxygen-in-the-relief-of-carbon-monoxide-headache-pain
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Neil B Hampson, Tarik Ocak
BACKGROUND: Headache is the most common symptom in carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. While the mechanism of CO-induced headache is not well defined, it is felt that cerebral vasodilation plays a role. Clinical experience has demonstrated oxygen breathing is effective in resolving CO headache. However, the effectiveness of normobaric oxygen has never been compared to hyperbaric oxygen in this regard. METHODS: A 2016 paper by Ocak, et al. reported the response of CO headache pain severity to four hours of normobaric oxygen breathing in 82 patients using a 0-10 analog scale...
July 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770976/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids-for-chronic-non-cancer-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Christopher Eccleston, Tess E Cooper, Emma Fisher, Brian Anderson, Nick Mr Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization guidelines for pharmacological treatments for children's persisting pain acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. While in the past pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, views on children's pain have changed over time, and relief of pain is now seen as important...
August 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748315/interferon-alpha-treatment-for-disease-control-in-metastatic-pheochromocytoma-paraganglioma-patients
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Julien Hadoux, Marie Terroir, Sophie Leboulleux, Frederic Deschamps, Abir Al Ghuzlan, Ségolène Hescot, Lambros Tselikas, Isabelle Borget, Caroline Caramella, Desirée Déandréis, Diane Goere, Thierry De Baere, Martin Schlumberger, Eric Baudin
Interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) is recommended in neuroendocrine tumors (NET). Malignant pheochromocytoma and paragangliomas (MPPGLs) constitute a rare subgroup of NET with few treatment options. IFN-alpha efficacy in patients with MPPGLs was evaluated in a single-center retrospective study. Progression-free survival (PFS) was the primary endpoint according to RECIST 1.1 and/or PERCIST 1.0, and response rate, safety, and symptomatic efficacy were secondary endpoints. Fourteen patients received peginterferon alfa-2a (90 to 180 μg/week) or interferon alfa-2b (1...
July 26, 2017: Hormones & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737843/non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids-for-cancer-related-pain-in-children-and-adolescents
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Tess E Cooper, Lauren C Heathcote, Brian Anderson, Marie-Claude Grégoire, Gustaf Ljungman, Christopher Eccleston
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common feature of childhood and adolescence around the world, and for many young people, that pain is chronic. The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for pharmacological treatments for persisting pain in children acknowledge that pain in children is a major public health concern of high significance in most parts of the world. Views on children's pain have changed over time and relief of pain is now seen as important. In the past, pain was largely dismissed and was frequently left untreated, and it was assumed that children quickly forgot about painful experiences...
July 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707585/migraine-neurogenic-inflammation-drug-development-pharmacochemical-aspects
#5
Melinda Lukács, János Tajti, Ferenc Fülöp, József Toldi, Lars Edvinsson, László Vécsei
BACKGROUND: Migraine is a primary headache disorder. Despite numerous studies conducted with the aim to understand the pathophysiology of migraine, several aspects are still unclear. The trigeminovascular system plays a key role. Neurogenic inflammation is presumed to be an important factor in migraine pathophysiology, mediated by the activation of primary neurons, leading to the release of various pro-inflammatory neuropeptides and neurotransmitters such as Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP), substance P (SP), and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP)...
July 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698000/topical-diltiazem-ointment-in-post-hemorrhoidectomy-pain-relief-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Yan-Jiun Huang, Chien-Yu Chen, Ray-Jade Chen, Yi-No Kang, Po-Li Wei
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhoidectomy is commonly associated with postoperative pain. Calcium channel blockers are known to cause relaxation of gastrointestinal smooth muscle and oral diltiazem has also been shown to reduce the resting anal pressure. OBJECTIVE: We attempted to analyze efficacy and side effects of topical diltiazem oint. in post-operative pain control. METHODS: This is a meta-analysis of patients who underwent hemorrhoidectomy using topical diltiazem oint...
July 8, 2017: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670718/ketamine-infusion-combined-with-magnesium-as-a-therapy-for-intractable-chronic-cluster-headache-report-of-two-cases
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Xavier Moisset, Pierre Clavelou, Michel Lauxerois, Radhouane Dallel, Pascale Picard
BACKGROUND: Chronic cluster headache (CH) is a rare, highly disabling primary headache condition. As NMDA receptors are possibly overactive in CH, NMDA receptor antagonists, such as ketamine, could be of interest in patients with intractable CH. CASE REPORTS: Two Caucasian males, 28 and 45 years-old, with chronic intractable CH, received a single ketamine infusion (0.5 mg/kg over 2 h) combined with magnesium sulfate (3000 mg over 30 min) in an outpatient setting...
July 3, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656612/preventing-episodic-migraine-with-caloric-vestibular-stimulation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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David Wilkinson, Kristen K Ade, Lesco L Rogers, Deborah K Attix, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, Martin D Slade, Lanty L Smith, Kathryn P Poynter, Daniel T Laskowitz, Marshall C Freeman, Michael E Hoffer, Joel R Saper, Dianne L Scott, Mohamed Sakel, Anne H Calhoun, Robert D Black
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a novel solid-state, caloric vestibular stimulation (CVS) device to provide adjuvant therapy for the prevention of episodic migraine in adult migraineurs. BACKGROUND: Migraine causes significant disability in ∼12% of the world population. No current migraine preventive treatment provides full clinical relief, and many exhibit high rates of discontinuation due to adverse events. Thus, new therapeutic options are needed...
June 27, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607894/impact-of-co-existing-vascular-headache-on-symptom-relief-after-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
#9
Shilpa Chandrashekarappa, Sandeep Shetty, T Shivaram Shetty, Amjad Khan, Parijat Joshi
Vascular headache and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) are diseases that share similar symptoms and demographics, including headache, facial pain and nasal symptoms. Contribution of chronic sinusitis as a cause of chronic headache is controversial, as there are scarce studies to know incidence of vascular headache in patients with CRS. To evaluate incidence of vascular headache in patients with CRS. Using descriptive study design, group of 100 patients with symptoms of CRS with headache were included in study. Patients underwent surgical management and 3% managed medically...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549263/prevalence-reasons-perceived-effects-and-correlates-of-medical-marijuana-use-a-review
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REVIEW
Ji-Yeun Park, Li-Tzy Wu
BACKGROUND: The use of marijuana for medical purposes is now legal in some U.S. states and other jurisdictions, such as Canada, and Israel. Despite the widespread legalization of medical marijuana globally, there is limited information on patterns and correlates of medical marijuana use (MMU). We conducted a literature review to assess prevalence, reasons, perceived effects, and correlates of MMU among adolescents and adults. METHODS: We searched peer-reviewed articles in English between January 1996 and August 2016 from several databases (PubMed, Google Scholar, Embase, CINAHL, and PsycINFO) using different combinations of keywords...
August 1, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538577/in-depth-review-of-symptoms-triggers-and-treatment-of-occipital-migraine-headaches-site-iv
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Mona Ascha, David E Kurlander, Abdus Sattar, James Gatherwright, Bahman Guyuron
BACKGROUND: This study reports the surgical technique and efficacy of deactivation of occipital-triggered migraine headaches. In addition, it reports the effect of surgical deactivation of occipital-triggered migraine headaches on migraine triggers and associated symptoms other than pain. METHODS: One hundred ninety-five patients undergoing surgery for occipital-triggered migraine headaches performed by a single surgeon, and followed for at least 1 year, were analyzed...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507605/diclofenac-potassium-for-oral-solution-cambia-%C3%A2-in-the-acute-management-of-a-migraine-attack-clinical-evidence-and-practical-experience
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REVIEW
Shivang Joshi, Alan M Rapoport
Migraine headache affects about 12% of Western populations and is the third most common disease worldwide (sixth in terms of disability). In 1993, triptans were introduced in the United States as a new treatment for managing migraine attacks, but their use is limited by lack of response and safety concerns in some patients. Treatment options for patients with migraine who fail or cannot tolerate triptans include switching to another medication or adding an adjunctive medication. Desirable characteristics reported by patients for acute treatment of migraine attacks include complete pain relief, fast onset of action, and no pain recurrence...
April 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506404/-dural-sinus-thrombosis-following-epidural-analgesia-for-delivery-a-clinical-case
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Marco Aurelio Dornelles, Luis M Pereira
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Neurological complications of spinal anesthesia are rare conditions. Headache caused by low pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid is one of the most frequent, which occurs after post-dural puncture. A comprehensive history and physical exam must be carried out before making the diagnosis of Post-Dural Puncture Headache (PDPH) and additional tests are necessary to exclude the possibility of developing serious neurological complications such as Dural Sinus Thrombosis (DST)...
May 12, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485846/oxytocin-and-migraine-headache
#14
REVIEW
Alexander Tzabazis, Shashi Kori, Jordan Mechanic, James Miller, Conrado Pascual, Neil Manering, Dean Carson, Michael Klukinov, Egilius Spierings, Daniel Jacobs, Jason Cuellar, William H Frey, Leah Hanson, Martin Angst, David C Yeomans
This article reviews material presented at the 2016 Scottsdale Headache Symposium. This presentation provided scientific results and rationale for the use of intranasal oxytocin for the treatment of migraine headache. Results from preclinical experiments are reviewed, including in vitro experiments demonstrating that trigeminal ganglia neurons possess oxytocin receptors and are inhibited by oxytocin. Furthermore, most of these same neurons contain CGRP, the release of which is inhibited by oxytocin. Results are also presented which demonstrate that nasal oxytocin inhibits responses of trigeminal nucleus caudalis neurons to noxious stimulation using either noxious facial shock or nitroglycerin infusion...
May 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460864/ropivacaine-intramuscular-paracervical-injections-for-pediatric-headache-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#15
Susan K Yaeger, Michelle C Perry, Kerry Caperell, Keith A Coffman, Robert W Hickey
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We seek to determine whether ropivacaine cervical paraspinal injections compared with normal saline solution injections provide headache relief to pediatric patients that is sufficient for emergency department (ED) discharge. METHODS: We enrolled children aged 7 to 17 years in a double-blinded, randomized, controlled trial of patients presenting to a pediatric ED with headache. Subjects were randomized into 1 of 3 groups: bilateral cervical paraspinal injections of either (1) 0...
April 28, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432602/sphenopalatine-ganglion-block-in-the-management-of-chronic-headaches
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REVIEW
Jeffery Mojica, Bi Mo, Andrew Ng
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) block has been used by clinicians in the treatment of a variety of headache disorders, facial pain syndromes, and other facial neuralgias. The sensory and autonomic fibers that travel through the SPG provided the scientific rationale for symptoms associated with these head and neck syndromes. Yet, despite the elucidation of this pathogenic target, the optimal method to block its pain-producing properties has not been determined. Clinicians have developed various invasive and non-invasive techniques, each of which has shown variable rates of success...
June 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409830/magnesium-for-treating-sickle-cell-disease
#17
REVIEW
Nan Nitra Than, Htoo Htoo Kyaw Soe, Senthil K Palaniappan, Adinegara Bl Abas, Lucia De Franceschi
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease is an autosomal recessive inherited haemoglobinopathy which causes painful vaso-occlusive crises due to sickle red blood cell dehydration. Vaso-occlusive crises are common painful events responsible for a variety of clinical complications; overall mortality is increased and life expectancy decreased compared to the general population. Experimental studies suggest that intravenous magnesium has proven to be well-tolerated in individuals hospitalised for the immediate relief of acute (sudden onset) painful crisis and has the potential to decrease the length of hospital stay...
April 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364968/-sphenopalatine-ganglion-block-for-postdural-puncture-headache-in-ambulatory-setting
#18
José Miguel Cardoso, Miguel Sá, Rita Graça, Hugo Reis, Liliana Almeida, Célia Pinheiro, Duarte Machado
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Postdural puncture headache (PDPH) is a common complication following subarachnoid blockade and its incidence varies with the size of the needle used and the needle design. Supportive therapy is the usual initial approach. Epidural blood patch (EBP) is the gold-standard when supportive therapy fails but has significant risks associated. Sphenopalatine ganglion block (SPGB) may be a safer alternative. CASE REPORT: We observed a 41 year-old female patient presenting with PDPH after a subarachnoid blockade a week before...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359733/right-ethmoid-eosinophilic-angiocentric-fibrosis-with-orbital-extension
#19
S Gorostis, M Bacha, S Gravier, T Raguin
INTRODUCTION: Eosinophilic angiocentric fibrosis (EAF) is a slowly progressive, benign disease involving the mucosa of the upper airways or, more rarely, the orbit. It belongs to the spectrum of IgG4-related disease. CASE REPORT: The authors report the case of a 61-year-old man who presented with orbital involvement (visual loss, pain, proptosis, and eyelid oedema), headache and nasal obstruction. Imaging revealed a right ethmoido-orbital mass infiltrating the periorbital fat and enveloping the optic nerve...
March 27, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340566/a-critical-review-of-manual-therapy-use-for-headache-disorders-prevalence-profiles-motivations-communication-and-self-reported-effectiveness
#20
REVIEW
Craig S Moore, David W Sibbritt, Jon Adams
BACKGROUND: Despite the expansion of conventional medical treatments for headache, many sufferers of common recurrent headache disorders seek help outside of medical settings. The aim of this paper is to evaluate research studies on the prevalence of patient use of manual therapies for the treatment of headache and the key factors associated with this patient population. METHODS: This critical review of the peer-reviewed literature identified 35 papers reporting findings from new empirical research regarding the prevalence, profiles, motivations, communication and self-reported effectiveness of manual therapy use amongst those with headache disorders...
March 24, 2017: BMC Neurology
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