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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212873/temperament-and-character-personality-dimensions-in-nitrate-tilt-induced-vasovagal-syncope-patients
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Vincenzo Russo, Ahmed AlTurki, Anna Rago, Riccardo Proietti, Guillaume Chaussé, Alessio Maria Monteleone, Pasquale Scognamiglio, Palmiero Monteleone, Gerardo Nigro
INTRODUCTION: Vasovagal syncope (VVS) is a clinical syndrome characterized by transient loss of consciousness and postural tone that is due to a temporary and spontaneously self-terminating global cerebral hypoperfusion. It is known that personality modulates the individual's sensitivity to stressors, and emotional arousal and psychologic uncertainty are conditions contributing to vasodepressor syncope. Therefore it is postulated that personality characteristics of VVS patients could have a role in the pathophysiology of VVS...
February 14, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202833/-emergency-decompressive-craniotomy-in-the-emergency-room-was-effective-in-severe-acute-subdural-hematoma-treatment-two-case-reports
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Naoto Shiomi, Tadashi Echigo, Hideki Oka, Masahiro Nozawa, Michiko Okada, Shiho Hiraizumi, Fumitaka Kato, Hirokazu Koseki, Yoichi Hashimoto, Akihiko Hino
The outcome of severe acute subdural hematoma is unfavorable. In particular, patients with levels of consciousness of Glasgow Coma Scale(GCS)3 or 4 tend to be refractory to treatment. Decompressive craniotomy should be promptly performed to remove hematoma. However, if an operating room is not immediately available, emergency burr hole surgery is sometimes performed in the emergency room(primary care room)prior to craniotomy. A previous study has reported that the interval from injury to surgery influences the outcome of severe acute subdural hematoma...
February 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190553/cervical-spine-imaging-for-young-children-with-inflicted-trauma-expanding-the-injury-pattern
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Joanne Baerg, Arul Thirumoorthi, Rosemary Vannix, Asma Taha, Amy Young, Alexander Zouros
AIM: The purpose of this study was to document the incidence and pattern of cervical spine (c-spine) injuries in children below 36months with inflicted trauma. METHODS: An IRB approved, prospective cohort study was performed between July 2011 and January 2016. Inclusion criteria were: age below 36months, loss of consciousness after inflicted trauma, and one initial head computed tomography finding: a subdural, intraventricular, intraparenchymal, subarachnoid hemorrhage, diffuse axonal injury, hypoxic injury, or cerebral edema...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190538/acute-intoxication-caused-by-synthetic-cannabinoids-5f-adb-and-mmb-2201-a-case-series
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Bernardino Barceló, Simona Pichini, Victoria López-Corominas, Isabel Gomila, Christopher Yates, Francesco Paolo Busardò, Manuela Pellegrini
Synthetic cannabinoids are relatively new substances of abuse. Recently, abuse of synthetic cannabinoids has been increasingly reported in the lay press and medical literature. When new compounds are introduced, their use is initially not restricted by prohibition therefore their consumption cannot be verified by standard drug tests. The use of these compounds among adolescents and young adults is constantly growing, making it important for emergency services to be familiar with the signs and symptoms of intoxication present...
February 2, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190498/classification-of-involuntary-movements-in-dogs-paroxysmal-dyskinesias
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REVIEW
Mark Lowrie, Laurent Garosi
Paroxysmal dyskinesias (PDs) are a group of hyperkinetic movement disorders characterised by circumscribed episodes of disturbed movement, superimposed on a background state in which such abnormality is absent. There is no loss of consciousness. Episodes can last seconds, minutes or hours, and the beginning and end of the movement disturbance are abrupt. Neurological examination is typically normal between episodes. PDs are associated with a broad spectrum of clinical presentations, encompassing various aetiologies...
February 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186929/cross-sectional-examination-of-the-association-of-co-occurring-alcohol-misuse-and-traumatic-brain-injury-on-mental-health-and-conduct-problems-in-adolescents-in-ontario-canada
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Gabriela Ilie, Robert E Mann, Angela Boak, Edward M Adlaf, Hayley Hamilton, Mark Asbridge, Jürgen Rehm, Michael D Cusimano
OBJECTIVE: This study describes the impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and hazardous drinking on mental health and behavioural issues among Ontario adolescents. In particular, we assessed the incremental co-occurrence of hazardous drinking with a history of TBI, in comparison to experiencing just one of these conditions. METHODS: A cross-sectional subsample of 3130 Ontario adolescents attending grades 9-12, and aged 10-21 were surveyed in 2013 as a part of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health's Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey...
November 10, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183570/unusual-presentation-of-local-anesthetic-toxicity
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Nitin Hayaran, Rashi Sardana, Hamse Nandinie, Aruna Jain
The local anesthetic systemic toxicity can be due to increased blood lignocaine levels or due to increased sensitivity to lignocaine. Several cases of lignocaine-induced central nervous system toxicity have been noted, but none have reported only loss of consciousness without any seizure-like activity. Intravenous lipid emulsion administration for the treatment of local anesthetic systemic toxicity is an emerging topic of discussion, and there are case reports where they had successfully been used. However, majority of them were used in the treatment of cardiovascular manifestations of local anesthetic toxicity...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173825/myoclonic-seizure-prior-to-diagnosis-of-chronic-toxic-encephalopathy-a-case-report
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Wim L C Van Hooste
BACKGROUND: "Thinner" is a widely used industrial mixture of organic solvents. Exposure to organic solvents is usually not considered to be a possible cause of epilepsy, despite descriptions of toxic effects on the central nervous system. There are only a few reports about a possible epileptogenic effect of organic solvents exposure. We report a case of myoclonic seizure at the workplace that shows a remarkable coincidence between exposure to a thinner mixture and the occurrence of an epileptic seizure...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170122/utility-of-serum-biomarkers-in-the-diagnosis-and-stratification-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Lawrence M Lewis, Derek Schloemann, Linda Papa, Robert Fucetola, Jeffrey Bazarian, Miranda Lindburg, Robert Welch
OBJECTIVE: To compare test characteristics of a single serum concentration of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), S-100β, and ubiquitin carboxyl terminal hydrolase L1 (UCH-L1), obtained within 6 hours of head injury, to diagnose mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in head-injured subjects. METHODS: Adults aged 18-80 who presented to one of seven EDs with a blunt closed head injury, underwent head CT within 4 hours of injury, and had blood drawn for biomarker analysis within 6 hours of injury were eligible...
February 7, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163936/surdity-in-the-or-an-unusual-case-of-brainstem-anesthesia
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Howard D Palte, Don P Hoa, Aldo Pavon Canseco
Brainstem anesthesia is a potentially life-threatening complication of regional ophthalmic anesthesia. This case report chronicles an unusual presentation of brainstem anesthesia following an eye block. The unique features of this case were the presenting symptoms of deafness and slurred speech in the absence of loss of consciousness, respiratory depression, or contralateral ophthalmoplegia. This report underscores two key points: first, the importance of ongoing patient monitoring after performance of an eye block; second, the exigency of supportive therapy in suspected cases of brainstem anesthesia...
2017: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162846/ketamine-xylazine-anaesthesia-and-orofacial-administration-of-substance-p-a-lethal-combination-in-rats
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Janetti N Francischi, Taíssa Iolanda C Frade, Marcella P A de Almeida, Bárbara F G de Queiroz, Y S Bakhle
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Ketamine+xylazine mixture is a widely used anaesthetic in animal experiments. In rats anaesthetized with this mixture, we have shown that injection of carrageenan, a standard proinflammatory stimulus, into the cheek (intra-oral injection) induced oedema. A likely mediator of this oedema is substance P (SP), a major transmitter of sensory nerves in orofacial tissue. We have assessed the effects of intra-oral injection of SP in rats. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: SP (50-1μg per rat) was injected intra-orally in male adult Holtzman or Wistar rats, anaesthetized with ketamine+xylazine...
January 23, 2017: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159731/a-prospective-multicenter-single-blind-study-assessing-indices-of-snap-ii-versus-bis-vista-on-surgical-patients-undergoing-general-anesthesia
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Sergio D Bergese, Alberto A Uribe, Erika G Puente, R-Jay L Marcus, Randall J Krohn, Steven Docsa, Roy G Soto, Keith A Candiotti
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, anesthesiologists have relied on nonspecific subjective and objective physical signs to assess patients' comfort level and depth of anesthesia. Commercial development of electrical monitors, which use low- and high-frequency electroencephalogram (EEG) signals, have been developed to enhance the assessment of patients' level of consciousness. Multiple studies have shown that monitoring patients' consciousness levels can help in reducing drug consumption, anesthesia-related adverse events, and recovery time...
February 3, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150413/monitoring-of-gas-emboli-during-hysteroscopic-surgery-a-prospective-study
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Sheng-Qun Liu, Su-Zhen Zhao, Zhan-Wen Li, Su-Ping Lv, Yue-Qiang Liu, Yi Li
OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have demonstrated a high frequency of gas emboli during hysteroscopy, but guidelines for the prevention, early detection, and intervention of gas embolism during hysteroscopic procedures are still lacking. This study aimed to gain a clearer understanding of risk factors and specific signs and symptoms associated with gas emboli. METHODS: This prospective study enrolled 120 women scheduled for hysteroscopy using 5% glucose as distension medium...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149084/clinical-predictors-of-abnormal-head-computed-tomography-scan-in-patients-who-are-conscious-after-head-injury
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Rakesh Kumar Mishra, Ashok Munivenkatappa, Vasuki Prathyusha, Dhaval P Shukla, Bhagavatula Indira Devi
BACKGROUND: Indication of a head computed tomography (CT) scan in a patient who remains conscious after head injury is controversial. We aimed to determine the clinical features that are most likely to be associated with abnormal CT scan in patients with a history of head injury, and who are conscious at the time of presentation to casualty. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective observation study of patients presented to casualty with history of head injury, and who were conscious, i...
January 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143446/kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-histiocytic-necrotizing-lymphadenitis-with-atypical-encephalitis-and-painful-testitis-a-case-report
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Hidenori Kido, Osamu Kano, Asami Hamai, Hiroyuki Masuda, Yutaka Fuchinoue, Masaaki Nemoto, Chiaki Arai, Teppei Takeda, Fumihito Yamabe, Toshihiro Tai, Mizuki Kasahara, Kenichi Suzuki, Nobuyuki Shiraga, Sota Sadamoto, Megumi Wakayama, Yukitoshi Takahashi, Yasuo Iwasaki, Kazutoshi Shibuya, Yoshihisa Urita
BACKGROUND: Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is a self-limited clinicopathologic entity that is increasingly recognized worldwide. Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is characterized by cervical lymphadenopathy occurring in young adults. Neurologic involvement is rare, and testitis directly caused by Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease has not yet been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: A 19-year-old man was brought to our clinic with complaints of fever, headache, fatigue, and left lower quadrant pain that had persisted for 3 weeks...
February 1, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131609/geriatric-syncope-and-cardiovascular-risk-in-the-emergency-department
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Nissa J Ali, Shamai A Grossman
BACKGROUND: Syncope is a transient loss of consciousness that is caused by a brief loss in generalized cerebral blood flow. OBJECTIVE: This article reviews the background, epidemiology, etiologies, evaluation, and disposition considerations of geriatric patients with syncope, with a focus on cardiovascular risk. DISCUSSION: Although syncope is one of the most common symptoms in elderly patients presenting to the emergency department, syncope causes in geriatric patients can present differently than in younger populations, and the underlying etiology is often challenging to discern...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129634/traumatic-subdural-hematoma-is-there-a-weekend-effect
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Kavelin Rumalla, Adithi Y Reddy, Manoj K Mittal
OBJECTIVE: Traumatic subdural hematoma (TSDH) is a surgical emergency. The effect of weekend admission on surgery and in-hospital outcomes in TSDH is not known. METHODS: We queried the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2002 to 2011 and used ICD-9-CM codes to identify all non-elective admissions with a primary diagnosis of TSDH. We did a subgroup analysis of patients who underwent surgical evacuation. Predictor variables included several patient and hospital characteristics...
January 22, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127435/dementia-gait-disturbance-and-urinary-incontinence-in-a-patient-with-pulmonary-sarcoidosis
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Gonzalo Labarca, Romina Ramirez, Ximena Monsalve, Isabel Mira-Avendano
Hydrocephalus is an uncommon presentation of neurosarcoidosis. We discuss the case of a 67-year-old woman with a prior diagnosis of hypothyroidism, systemic hypertension, and lung sarcoidosis who presented with a 1-month history of progressive impairment of consciousness leading to prostration and loss of sphincter control. At admission, patient was febrile with altered speech and without focalization. Laboratory results showed leucocytosis and mild anaemia. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis was characterized by mild elevated protein level, increased cell count, normal glucose and adenosine deaminase (ADA), negative cytology, and no bacterial isolations...
September 2016: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127218/recurrent-takotsubo-with-prolonged-qt-and-torsade-de-pointes-and-left-ventricular-thrombus
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REVIEW
Alaa Eldin K Ahmed, Abdulhalim Serafi, Nadia S Sunni, Hussein Younes, Walid Hassan
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as "takotsubo syndrome," refers to transient apical ballooning syndrome, stress cardiomyopathy, or broken heart syndrome and is a recently recognized syndrome typically characterized by transient and reversible left ventricular dysfunction that develops in the setting of acute severe emotional or physical stress. Increased catecholamine levels have been proposed to play a central role in the pathogenesis of the disease, although the specific pathophysiology of this condition remains to be fully determined...
January 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117879/neurotological-findings-after-electrical-injury-at-the-workplace
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Carolina Wuesthoff, Ophir Ilan, John Alexander Rutka
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Neurotological findings secondary to electrical injuries have rarely been reported in the world literature. We attempt to characterize the neurotological findings following electrical injury and to determine the role head injury and loss of consciousness play in this population's clinical presentation. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: A database containing 3,438 patients with work-related injuries was scanned for individuals who sustained and survived electrical injuries at work...
January 24, 2017: Laryngoscope
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