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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340272/migraine-preventive-prescription-patterns-by-physician-specialty-in-ambulatory-care-settings-in-the-united-states
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Hiroko Takaki, Daisuke Onozuka, Akihito Hagihara
Many adults with migraine who require preventive therapy are often not prescribed the proper medications. The most likely reason is that primary care physicians are unacquainted with preventive medications for migraine. The present study assessed the migraine-preventive prescription patterns in office visits using data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey from 2006 to 2009 in the United States. Patients who were 18 years or older and diagnosed with migraine were included in the analysis. In accordance with the recommendations of the headache guidelines, we included beta-blockers, antidepressants, triptans for short-term prevention of menstrual migraine, and other triptans for acute treatment...
March 2018: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338150/the-role-of-cannabinoids-in-pain-control-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly
#2
Joseph V Pergolizzi, Jo Ann Lequang, Robert Taylor, Robert B Raffa, Daniel Colucci
Cannabinoids appear to possess many potential medical uses, which may extend to pain control. A narrative review of the literature has found a variety of studies testing botanical and synthetic cannabinoids in different pain syndromes (acute pain, cancer pain, chronic noncancer pain, fibromyalgia pain, migraine, neuropathic pain, visceral pain, and others). Results from these studies are mixed; cannabinoids appear to be most effective in controlling neuropathic pain, allodynia, medication-rebound headache, and chronic noncancer pain, but do not seem to offer any advantage over nonopioid analgesics for acute pain...
January 16, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336692/the-first-serological-study-of-q-fever-in-humans-in-lebanon
#3
Mayssaa Fawaz Dabaja, Grazia Greco, Sara Villari, Ali Bayan, Gesualdo Vesco, Valeria Gargano, Maria Arnone, Mohamad Hneino, Rossella Lelli, Mohamad Ezzedine, Atika Berry, Hussein Mortada, Maria Tempesta, Mohamad Mortada
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to estimate, for the first time, the human seroprevalence of Q fever in Lebanon, by assessing the presence of antibodies against the causative agent, Coxiella burnetii. A total number of 421 serum samples (226 females and 196 males) were collected in February 2015 from hospitals and laboratories dispersed in five Lebanese provinces: Akkar, Bekaa, Mount Lebanon, Nabatieh, and South Lebanon. METHODS: Serial testing approach was used...
January 16, 2018: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335001/different-clinical-presentation-and-management-of-temporal-bone-fibrous-dysplasia-in-children
#4
REVIEW
Józef Mierzwiński, Justyna Kosowska, Justyna Tyra, Karolina Haber, Maria Drela, Dariusz Paczkowski, Paweł Burduk
BACKGROUND: Fibrous dysplasia is a slowly progressive benign fibro-osseous disorder that involves one or multiple bones with a unilateral distribution in most cases. It is a lesion of unknown etiology, uncertain pathogenesis, and diverse histopathology. Temporal bone involvement is the least frequently reported type, especially in children. We reviewed available articles regarding fibrous dysplasia with temporal bone involvement in children and added four patients aged 7 to 17 years who were diagnosed and treated in our institution from 2006 to 2017...
January 15, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331747/dural-based-cavernous-malformation-at-the-cerebral-convexity-report-of-two-pediatric-patients
#5
Guichen Li, Xuan Zhai, Yang Zhang, Ping Liang, Xuanxuan Wu, Kun Hou
BACKGROUND: Intracranial (cavernous malformations) CMs are usually located at the cerebral parenchyma, dural-based CMs outside the middle fossa are rarely reported. To our knowledge, dural-based CMs located at the cerebral convexity are even rarer that only two pediatric cases were ever reported. In this report, we present two extremely rare cases of dural-based CMs at the cerebral convexity in pediatric patients. The clinical course, radiological and pathological features, treatment, and follow-up are described...
January 10, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331612/arterial-spin-labeling-cerebral-perfusion-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-migraine-aura-an-observational-study
#6
Marc E Wolf, Shuhei Okazaki, Philipp Eisele, Christina Rossmanith, Johannes Gregori, Martin Griebe, Matthias Günther, Achim Gass, Michael G Hennerici, Kristina Szabo, Rolf Kern
BACKGROUND: Changes in cerebral perfusion during migraine with aura (MA) have been assessed mainly using dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) magnetic resonance perfusion imaging. A contrast agent-free method to assess these changes would be desirable. We assessed changes in cerebral perfusion during MA using arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion magnetic resonance imaging. METHODS: We investigated 4 patients with a standardized protocol including ASL perfusion imaging during MA (n = 2) or early headache phase (n = 2) and asymptomatic follow-up...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326853/purtscher-like-retinopathy-associated-with-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome
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Melih Ustaoğlu, Feyza Önder, Nilgün Solmaz, Savaş Öztürk, Mesut Ayer
A 25-year-old woman presented with acute bilateral blurred vision and history of headache, dizziness, and syncope for three days. Her visual acuity was 20/60 in both eyes. Fundoscopy revealed multiple bilateral peripapillary yellow-white patches like cotton wool spots, intraretinal hemorrhages and macular edema. The patient was diagnosed with Purtscher-like retinopathy based on the retinal findings and lack of trauma history. She was urgently admitted to the nephrology clinic due to thrombotic microangiopathy findings (hemoglobinemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal failure)...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326371/mycoplasma-pneumoniae-infection-presenting-as-stroke-and-meningoencephalitis-with-aortic-and-subclavian-aneurysms-without-pulmonary-involvement
#8
Pournamy Sarathchandran, Abubaker Al Madani, Ayman M Alboudi, Jihad Inshasi
A 39-year-old Philipino man presented with acute onset fever and headache. Neurological examination was normal except for neck stiffness. There was no history of chest pain, cough or breathlessness. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) showed a mild increase in protein with normal sugar and lymphocytic pleocytosis. CSF PCR for herpes simplex and varicella zoster virus was negative. He developed acute right haemiplegia a week after hospitalisation. MRI showed acute infarct in the left centrum semiovale. His angiogram showed aneurysm in the left subclavian artery and aortic arch...
January 11, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325938/aortic-coarctation-complicated-with-intracranial-aneurysm-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#9
Hui Zhang, Lei Feng
BACKGROUND: Cases of aortic coarctation complicated with rupture and hemorrhage of intracranial aneurysms are not common in clinical practice. This paper reports a case of middle-aged female patient presented with acute severe headache. CASE DESCRIPTION: Head CT demonstrated her extensive subarachnoid hemorrhage. DSA demonstrated coarctation and occlusion of proximal thoracic aorta and occlusion of terminal aortic arch. Aortic-intracranial CTA confirmed that the patient had aortic coarctation complicated with anterior communicating artery aneurysm...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325371/-a-case-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-manifested-with-headache-as-the-only-symptom
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December 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324399/primary-intracranial-leiomyosarcoma-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
REVIEW
Shannon J Gallagher, Stephen A Rosenberg, David Francis, Shahriar Salamat, Steven P Howard, Randall J Kimple
Primary leiomyosarcoma is a rare tumor in the CNS, with few reported cases. Here, we describe a case of a primary intracranial leiomyosarcoma of the tentorium cerebelli. A 43-year-old woman presented with headache, acute vision loss, and difficulty speaking. MRI revealed a large heterogeneous-enhancing occipital mass, which was subsequently resected and diagnosed as a primary intracranial leiomyosarcoma. The patient went onto adjuvant radiotherapy delivering 60 Gy in 30 fractions. These tumors are exceedingly rare in immunocompetent individuals...
January 6, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322965/endovascular-strategies-for-management-of-intradural-vertebral-artery-dissecting-aneurysms
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Swati D Chinchure, Vijay Jaykrishnan, B P Krishna Prasad
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular treatment of vertebral intradural dissecting aneurysms is complex and requires different strategies for each case. The current study aims to classify these aneurysms for an easy selection of optimal strategies for endovascular therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study is a retrospective evaluation of 10 patients harbouring a vertebral intradural dissecting aneurysm (including 6 female and 4 male patients). The clinical, procedural, and angiographic data were evaluated...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313575/a-study-of-clinical-profile-of-patients-presenting-with-complications-of-acute-febrile-illnesses-during-monsoon
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Kaustubh Dilip Salagre, Ravindra Nath Sahay, Amar R Pazare, Abhishek Dubey, Kunal K Marathe
Background: The objective of this study was to describe clinico-laboratory profile and outcome of complicated acute febrile illnesses among inpatients in a tertiary care hospital during monsoon. Methods: This was an observational, prospective study conducted in a tertiary care hospital in Mumbai, India. Between July 2016 to October 2016, adult patients admitted to the hospital with complicated acute febrile illness were included. Demographic, clinical and laboratory data were collected and analyzed for each patient...
September 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312777/anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-associated-with-mediastinal-teratoma-a-rare-case-report-and-literature-review
#14
Chuan Li, Chengwu Liu, Feng Lin, Lunxu Liu
Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis is a recently identified neuroautoimmune disorder characterized by antibodies against the heteromeric NR1-NR2 receptor complex. To our best knowledge, anti-NMDAR encephalitis combined with mediastinal teratoma is extremely rare with only three cases been reported in literature worldwide. In this article, we present an 18 years old female diagnosed as anti-NMDAR encephalitis caused by a large mature mediastinal teratoma whose initial manifestations were acute headache and seizures...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310406/cerebral-venous-thrombosis-originating-from-internal-jugular-vein-outflow-impairment-a-case-report
#15
Chunxiao Li, Li Sun, Xiuzhen Zhao, Mingqin Zhu, Ying Zhang
RATIONALE: Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) comprises a group of cerebral vascular diseases resulting from cerebral venous outflow obstruction caused by various etiologies. The etiology of CVT is complex, including infectious and noninfectious factors. The diagnosis is difficult. As a result, many patients are misdiagnosed or never diagnosed. This patient was diagnosed with CVT due to unilateral internal jugular vein compression. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this report, we present a case of acute onset CVT in a 15-year-old female patient who presented with a headache, nausea, and vomiting as the main clinical manifestations...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307027/does-restricted-diffusion-in-the-splenium-indicate-an-acute-infarct
#16
Zeynep Ezgi Balcik, Songül Senadim, Aslı Keskek, Ayşe Ozudogru, Ayhan Koksal, Aysun Soysal, Dilek Atakli
OBJECTIVE: Although splenial lesions are rare, they are frequently associated with ischemic infarcts, antiepileptic drug toxicity or abrupt discontinuation, viral encephalitis, and metabolic disturbances. In this study, we evaluated clinical and imaging findings and aetiology in 16 patients with splenium lesions. METHODS: Between 2013 and 2017, patients with splenium lesions were examined. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed using a 1.5-T unit with fluid attenuation inversion recovery sequences...
January 6, 2018: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305439/optic-nerve-head-edema-among-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department
#17
Virender Sachdeva, Caroline Vasseneix, Rabih Hage, Samuel Bidot, Lindsay C Clough, David W Wright, Nancy J Newman, Valérie Biousse, Beau B Bruce
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of and predictive factors for optic nerve head edema (ONHE) among patients with headache, neurologic deficit, visual loss, or elevated blood pressure in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis was done of patients with ONHE in the prospective Fundus Photography vs Ophthalmoscopy Trial Outcomes in the Emergency Department (FOTO-ED) study. Demographics, neuroimaging results, management, and patient disposition were collected...
January 5, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301177/iatrogenic-spinal-subarachnoid-hematoma-after-diagnostic-lumbar-puncture
#18
Jung Hyun Park, Jong Yeol Kim
Spinal subarachnoid hematoma (SSH) following diagnostic lumbar puncture is very rare. Generally, SSH is more likely to occur when the patient has coagulopathy or is undergoing anticoagulant therapy. Unlike the usual complications, such as headache, dizziness, and back pain at the needle puncture site, SSH may result in permanent neurologic deficits if not properly treated within a short period of time. An otherwise healthy 43-year-old female with no predisposing factors presented with fever and headache. Diagnostic lumbar puncture was performed under suspicion of acute meningitis...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297655/the-emerging-role-of-gammacore-in-the-management-of-cluster-headache-expert-panel-recommendations
#19
Stephen D Silberstein, Anne H Calhoun, Christina Treppendahl, David W Dodick, Alan M Rapoport, Avinash Mamidi, Peter Vargas, Thomas H Ebert, Stewart J Tepper
A panel of 9 experts, including neurologists, other headache specialists, and medical and pharmacy directors, from 4 health plans (1 integrated delivery network and 3 plans with commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid lines of business), convened to discuss cluster headache (CH). Topics covered included the current treatment landscape, treatment challenges, economic impact of disease, and gaps in care for patients with CH. One major challenge in the management of CH is that it is underrecognized and frequently misdiagnosed, leading to delays in and suboptimal treatment for patients who suffer from this painful and disabling condition...
November 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297654/review-of-non-invasive-vagus-nerve-stimulation-gammacore-efficacy-safety-potential-impact-on-comorbidities-and-economic-burden-for-episodic-and-chronic-cluster-headache
#20
Mkaya Mwamburi, Eric J Liebler, Andrew T Tenaglia
The FDA has cleared gammaCore (non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator [nVNS]) for the treatment of episodic cluster headache (eCH). With the exception of subcutaneous sumatriptan, all other treatments are used off label and have many limitations. The FDA approval process for devices differs from that of drugs. We performed a review of the literature to evaluate new evidence on various aspects of gammaCore treatment and impact. The ACute Treatment of Cluster Headache Studies (ACT1 and ACT2), both double-blind sham-controlled randomized trials, did not meet the primary endpoints of the trials but each demonstrated significant superiority of gammaCore among patients with eCH...
November 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
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