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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922459/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-in-the-treatment-of-complicated-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-a-case-report
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Tsong-Yih Ou, Cheng-Yen Chuang, Chun-Da Chen, Chung-Yi Cheng
Severe falciparum malaria is associated with multiple organ dysfunction and a high rate of fatal outcome. Malaria is a world-wide disease in tropical areas through the bites of vector mosquitoes. Parasitic protozoans introduced by the mosquito's saliva to the blood travel to the liver then mature and reproduce. In humans, malaria is caused by Plasmodium falciparum, P. malariae, P. ovale, P. vivax, and P. knowlesi, and P. falciparum causes most deaths. Typical malaria symptoms include fever, chills, fatigue, headache, nausea, and vomiting...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919819/migraine-and-risk-of-stroke-and-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-two-case-control-studies-in-the-danish-population
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Merete Osler, Ida Kim Wium-Andersen, Martin Balslev Jørgensen, Terese Sara Høj Jørgensen, Marie Kim Wium-Andersen
INTRODUCTION: Migraine has consistently been associated with increased risk of ischemic stroke, while the evidence for a relation with other types of stroke or coronary outcomes is limited. We examined the association between migraine and stroke and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) subtypes and the influence of potential confounding factors. METHODS: All first-time hospital contacts for stroke (n=155,216) or ACS (n=97,799) were identified in Danish National Patient Registers and matched with 2 control groups of the background population...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919592/the-study-on-the-lives-and-health-conditions-of-internees-in-santo-thomas-camp-of-philippines-based-on-mcanlis-s-the-war-in-manila-1941-1945
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Jueyeon Lee, Youngsoo Cho
When Japan invaded the Philippines, two missionary dentists (Dr. McAnlis and Dr. Boots) who were forced to leave Korea were captured and interned in the Santo Thomas camp in Manila. Japan continued to bombard and plunder the Philippines in the wake of the Pacific War following the Great East Asia policy, leading to serious inflation and material deficiency. More than 4,000 Allied citizens held in Santo Thomas camp without basic food and shelter. Santo Thomas Camp was equipped with the systems of the Japanese military medical officers and Western doctors of captivity based on the Geneva Conventions(1929)...
August 2017: Ŭi Sahak
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914375/central-nervous-system-involvement-in-patients-with-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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George E Fragoulis, Sophia Lionaki, Aliki Venetsanopoulou, Panayiotis G Vlachoyiannopoulos, Haralampos M Moutsopoulos, Athanasios G Tzioufas
The aims of this study were to estimate the frequency of central nervous system (CNS) involvement in Greek patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and describe the related clinical characteristics and long-term outcomes of these patients. Medical charts of all ANCA-associated vasculitis patients were retrospectively reviewed, and GPA patients with CNS involvement were identified. Demographics, serological, and clinical features throughout the disease course were recorded. Comparisons of disease characteristics and long-term outcomes were performed between GPA patients with and without CNS involvement...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910681/the-imaging-spectrum-of-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-a-pictorial-review
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Emily Brady, Neal S Parikh, Babak B Navi, Ajay Gupta, Andrew D Schweitzer
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is characterized by the acute onset of neurologic symptoms (headache, altered mental status, visual changes, seizures) with accompanying vasogenic edema on brain imaging. Risk factors for PRES include infection, uremia, malignancy, autoimmune disorders, the peripartum state and hypertension. PRES is classically described as being posterior (i.e. parieto-occipital) but radiologic variants are increasingly recognized. This pictorial review demonstrates the heterogeneity of the different radiologic presentations of PRES in reference to lesion distribution, hemorrhage, diffusion restriction, contrast enhancement, and other associated findings...
August 30, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910463/use-of-acetylsalicylic-acid-in-the-prehospital-setting-for-suspected-acute-ischemic-stroke
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John M Levri, Armando Ocon, Paul Schunk, Cord W Cunningham
Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) treatment guidelines include various recommendations for treatment once the patient arrives at the hospital. Prehospital care recommendations, however, are limited to expeditious transport to a qualified hospital and supportive care. The literature has insufficiently considered prehospital antiplatelet therapy. An otherwise healthy 30-year-old black man presented with headache for about 3 hours, left-sided facial and upper extremity numbness, slurred speech, miosis, lacrimation, and general fatigue and malaise...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906391/a-meta-analysis-of-the-preoperative-use-of-gabapentinoids-for-the-treatment-of-acute-postoperative-pain-following-spinal-surgery
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Bo Liu, Ruihe Liu, Lifeng Wang
BACKGROUND: Gabapentinoid drugs, which include gabapentin and pregabalin, play an established role in the management of neuropathic pain. However, whether preoperative administration of gabapentinoids has a beneficial role in controlling acute pain after spinal surgery is unknown. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to determine the efficacy and safety of the preoperative use of gabapentinoids (gabapentin and pregabalin) for the treatment of acute postoperative pain following spinal surgery...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906126/isolated-cortical-vasogenic-edema-and-hyperintense-vessel-signs-may-be-early-features-of-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-case-reports
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Sho Murase, Yasufumi Gon, Akihiro Watanabe, Kenichi Todo, Nobuo Kohara, Hideki Mochizuki, Manabu Sakaguchi
Background The temporal and anatomical features of vasoconstriction in patients with reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome within hours after symptom onset, in the hyperacute phase, are unclear. Case result Herein we report the cases of two patients with acute severe headache who were diagnosed with reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome. Magnetic resonance imaging within hours after symptom onset revealed multiple areas of isolated cortical vasogenic edema and hyperintense vessel signs of the distal cerebral arteries...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902845/clinical-and-epidemiologic-characteristics-of-dengue-and-other-etiologic-agents-among-patients-with-acute-febrile-illness-puerto-rico-2012-2015
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Kay M Tomashek, Olga D Lorenzi, Doris A Andújar-Pérez, Brenda C Torres-Velásquez, Elizabeth A Hunsperger, Jorge Luis Munoz-Jordan, Janice Perez-Padilla, Aidsa Rivera, Gladys E Gonzalez-Zeno, Tyler M Sharp, Renee L Galloway, Mindy Glass Elrod, Demetrius L Mathis, M Steven Oberste, W Allan Nix, Elizabeth Henderson, Jennifer McQuiston, Joseph Singleton, Cecilia Kato, Carlos García Gubern, William Santiago-Rivera, Jesús Cruz-Correa, Robert Muns-Sosa, Juan D Ortiz-Rivera, Gerson Jiménez, Ivonne E Galarza, Kalanthe Horiuchi, Harold S Margolis, Luisa I Alvarado
Identifying etiologies of acute febrile illnesses (AFI) is challenging due to non-specific presentation and limited availability of diagnostics. Prospective AFI studies provide a methodology to describe the syndrome by age and etiology, findings that can be used to develop case definitions and multiplexed diagnostics to optimize management. We conducted a 3-year prospective AFI study in Puerto Rico. Patients with fever ≤7 days were offered enrollment, and clinical data and specimens were collected at enrollment and upon discharge or follow-up...
September 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902277/clinical-manifestations-of-chikungunya-among-university-professors-and-staff-in-santo-domingo-the-dominican-republic
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Michael A Zingman, Amarilis Then Paulino, Matilde Peguero Payano
Objective: To further characterize chikungunya virus infection and its associated clinical manifestations, using a sample of university professors and staff in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. Methods: A cross-sectional study with quota sampling by department was performed to obtain a convenience sample of professors (n = 736) and staff (n = 499) at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo. Surveys were used to collect demographic and infection data during the fall term of 2014...
August 21, 2017: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899964/the-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-coast-guard-cohort-study
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Jennifer Rusiecki, Melannie Alexander, Erica G Schwartz, Li Wang, Laura Weems, John Barrett, Kate Christenbury, David Johndrow, Renée H Funk, Lawrence S Engel
OBJECTIVES: Long-term studies of oil spill responders are urgently needed as oil spills continue to occur. To this end, we established the prospective Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Oil Spill Coast Guard Cohort study. METHODS: DWH oil spill responders (n=8696) and non-responders (n=44 823) who were members of the US Coast Guard (20 April-17 December 2010) were included. This cohort uses both prospective, objective health data from military medical encounters and cross-sectional survey data...
September 12, 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899471/-a-report-of-two-children-with-fever-headache-and-purpura
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Hong-Bo Xu, Mei Tan, Jian Lu, Mao-Qiang Tian, Yan Chen
In this study, two school-aged children had an acute onset in spring and had the manifestations of fever, headache, vomiting, disturbance of consciousness, purpura and ecchymosis, and positive meningeal irritation sign. There were increases in peripheral white blood cells and neutrophils, but reductions in the hemoglobin level and platelet count in the two children. They had a significant increase in C-reactive protein. There were hundreds or thousands of white blood cells in the cerebrospinal fluid, mainly neutrophils...
September 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899205/non-invasive-vagus-nerve-stimulation-for-the-management-of-refractory-primary-chronic-headaches-a-real-world-experience
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Michele Trimboli, Adnan Al-Kaisy, Anna P Andreou, Madeleine Murphy, Giorgio Lambru
Background Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation has initial evidence of efficacy in migraine and cluster headache. However, little is known about its role in the management of refractory chronic headaches. Methods We evaluated the preventive and abortive effects of non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation in 41 consecutive patients with refractory primary chronic headaches in an open-label prospective clinical audit. Headache diaries were used to collect clinical information. Those who obtained at least 30% reduction in headache days/episodes after three months of treatment were considered responders and were offered treatment continuation...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876417/prospective-study-of-patients-with-persistent-symptoms-of-dengue-in-brazil
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Luciana de Almeida Silva Teixeira, Fabiana Prado Dos Santos Nogueira, Gabriel Antonio Nogueira Nascentes
Dengue is an arboviral infection clinically recognized as an acute and self-limited disease. Persistence of dengue symptoms is known, but it has been little studied. The aim of this study was to characterize persistent symptoms in 113 patients with dengue followed up clinically and by laboratory testing at a tertiary hospital. Symptoms that persisted for more than 14 days were observed in 61 (54.0%) patients, and six (6.2%) of them had symptoms for 6 months or more. The persistent symptoms identified were myalgia, weakness, hair loss, memory loss, reduced resistance to physical effort, headache, reasoning problems, arthralgia, sleepiness- and emotional lability...
September 4, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871237/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-young-patients-with-first-ever-ischemic-stroke-compared-to-older-patients-the-national-acute-stroke-israeli-registry
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Miri Lutski, Inbar Zucker, Tamy Shohat, David Tanne
BACKGROUND: Nationwide data on the clinical profile and outcomes of ischemic stroke in younger adults are still scarce. Our aim was to analyze clinical characteristics and outcomes of young patients with first-ever ischemic stroke compared to older patients. METHODS: The National Acute Stroke ISraeli registry is a nationwide prospective hospital-based study performed triennially. Younger adults, aged 50 years and younger, were compared with patients, aged 51-84 years regarding risk factors, clinical presentation, stroke severity, stroke etiology, and outcomes...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870224/psychoactive-substances-as-a-last-resort-a-qualitative-study-of-self-treatment-of-migraine-and-cluster-headaches
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Martin Andersson, Mari Persson, Anette Kjellgren
BACKGROUND: Treatment resistant cluster headache and migraine patients are exploring alternative treatments online. The aim of this study was to improve comprehension regarding the use of non-established or alternative pharmacological treatments used by sufferers of cluster headaches and migraines. METHODS: A qualitative thematic analysis of the users' own accounts presented in online forum discussions were conducted. The forum boards https://shroomery.org/ , http://bluelight...
September 5, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869700/efficacy-of-amc-dcba-lozenges-for-sore-throat-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Gesine Weckmann, Anke Hauptmann-Voß, Sebastian E Baumeister, Christine Klötzer, Jean-François Chenot
BACKGROUND: Lozenges containing Amylmetacresol and 2,4-Dichlorobenzylalcohol (AMC/DCBA, eg Strepsils(®) ) are marketed as a remedy for acute sore throat. This over-the-counter formulation has antiseptic and local anaesthetic qualities. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of AMC/DCBA for the relief of pain associated with acute uncomplicated sore throat. METHODS: A systematic review of Literature was conducted using databases Medline, Embase and Cochrane to identify randomised controlled trials comparing AMC/DCBA against placebo or alternative local treatment options for acute uncomplicated sore throat...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868187/tumor-cerebri-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-with-dural-venous-sinus-compression-leading-to-intracranial-hypertension-a-case-report
#18
Eric Marvin, Jordan Synkowski, Michael Benko
BACKGROUND: Pseudotumor cerebri (PTC), also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), is a condition associated with increased intracranial pressure (ICP) in the absence of radiographic findings such as mass lesions or cerebral edema. CASE DESCRIPTION: We describe a case of progressive headache and visual disturbances attributed to PTC that resulted from subacute superior sagittal sinus (SSS) stenosis by a metastatic tumor. CONCLUSIONS: Venous outflow obstruction often presents with an acute symptomatology including infarcts, hemorrhages, and seizures, but only rarely does it cause the progressive development of raised ICP...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862758/fremanezumab-as-add-on-treatment-for-patients-treated-with-other-migraine-preventive-medicines
#19
Joshua M Cohen, David W Dodick, Ronghua Yang, Lawrence C Newman, Thomas Li, Ernesto Aycardi, Marcelo E Bigal
BACKGROUND: Fremanezumab (formerly TEV-48125) is a monoclonal antibody directed against calcitonin-gene-related peptide (CGRP), a validated target for migraine preventive therapy. In two previous phase 2 studies, fremanezumab administered once every 28 days for 12 weeks was found to be effective and safe as a preventive treatment for patients suffering from episodic migraine (EM) and chronic migraine (CM). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of fremanezumab as an add-on preventive therapy in individuals with EM and CM who are on stable doses of preventive migraine medications...
September 1, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860872/multiple-retinal-hemorrhages-in-bilateral-congenital-venous-tortuosity
#20
Víctor Manuel Asensio-Sánchez, María Soledad Rubio-Martínez, Alba Martín-Prieto
We present a case of a previously healthy 52-year-old woman with acute onset of scotomas in both eyes. It was associated with headache and vomiting for the past 1 week after a cold. The best-corrected visual acuity was 20/20 in both eyes. The examination of bilateral fundus revealed a venous tortuosity and mild dilatation in the posterior pole, with pre- and intraretinal hemorrhages. However, vasculatures were normally straight in the mid-peripheral and peripheral retina of both eyes. Hemorrhages showed complete resolution without treatment...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
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