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Saganuwan Alhaji Saganuwan, Orinya Agbaji Orinya
Piroxicam is a benzothiazine compound with anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesic properties. Because of the very high efficacy of piroxicam and its increasing use in the treatment of carcinomas in dogs and cats, there is a need for acute toxicity study of piroxicam in monogastric animals and its potential for causing secondary poisoning in puppies. Piroxicam manufactured by Shanxi Federal Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd. was used for this study. Revised up-and-down procedure was used for the estimation of median lethal dose in mouse (259...
2016: Journal of Experimental Neuroscience
Paola Perozzo, Adriana Salatino, Paolo Cerrato, Raffaella Ricci
Mood, anxiety, and other psychological symptoms are common in dystonic patients suffering from blepharospasm (BSP) and spasmodic torticollis (ST). Since sexual well-being is an important aspect of mental health, here, we investigated whether these patients may also experience a worsening of their sexual life. In particular, quality of sexual life was evaluated in patients suffering from BSP (N = 30), ST (N = 30), and in a control group of patient with Hemifacial spasm (HFS; N = 30), undergoing botulinum toxin type A therapy...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
Gábor Czigléczki, Zoltán Nagy, Zoltan Papp, Csaba Padányi, Péter Banczerowski
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the article was to analyze extracted patient data from the reported literature and highlight the best treatment option and survival outcome of osteoblastomas in the occipitocervical region. METHODS: A systematic literature search method was used to select articles containing information about the demographic features, tumor location, treatment characteristics, adjuvant therapies and time of follow-up time. RESULTS: A total of 31 cases of osteoblastoma in occipitocervical junction were selected for analysis from 25 articles...
October 15, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Merritt D Kinon, Rani Nasser, Jonathan Nakhla, Rupen Desai, Jessica R Moreno, Reza Yassari, Carlos A Bagley
Pediatric emergency physicians must have a high clinical suspicion for atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation (AARS), particularly when a child presents with neck pain and an abnormal head posture without the ability to return to a neutral position. As shown in the neurosurgical literature, timely diagnosis and swift initiation of treatment have a greater chance of treatment success for the patient. However, timely treatment is complicated because torticollis can result from a variety of maladies, including: congenital abnormalities involving the C1-C2 joint or the surrounding supporting muscles and ligaments, central nervous system abnormalities, obstetric palsies from brachial plexus injuries, clavicle fractures, head and neck surgery, and infection...
October 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
Esra Giray, Evrim Karadag-Saygi, Basak Mansiz-Kaplan, Duygu Tokgoz, Ozun Bayindir, Onder Kayhan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of kinesiology taping and different types of application techniques of kinesiology taping in addition to therapeutic exercises in the treatment of congenital muscular torticollis. DESIGN: Prospective, single blind, randomized controlled trial. SETTING: An outpatient rehabilitation clinic in a tertiary university hospital. SUBJECTS: Infants with congenital muscular torticollis aged 3-12 months...
October 12, 2016: Clinical Rehabilitation
Jung-Min Hong, Hyeon Jeong Lee, Eun Soo Kim, Hae-Kyu Kim, Soeun Jeon, Hyae-Jin Kim
Proteus syndrome (PS) is a rare congenital hamartomatous disorder with multisystem involvement. PS shows highly clinical variability due to overgrowth of the affected areas, and several features can make anesthetic management challenging. Little is known about the airway problem associated with anesthesia in PS patients. An 11-year-old girl with PS was scheduled for ear surgery under general anesthesia. She had features complicating intubation including facial asymmetry and disproportion, abnormal teeth, limitation of neck movement due to torticollis, and thoracolumbar scoliosis...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
Clarice N Sinn, Robert J Rinaldi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Mouna Khmou, Abderrahmane Malihy, Najat Lamalmi, Lamia Rouas, Zaitouna Alhamany
BACKGROUND: Peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors are extremely rare tumors in the spine; only 18 cases of extra-dural peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor cervical region have been reported. The aim of this report is to highlight the challenges in diagnosis and management of this condition. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of 5-year-old Moroccan boy, who presented with torticollis for 1 month. Computed tomography scan and Magnetic resonance imaging of the cervical spine revealed an extradural, dumbbell-shaped mass with extra-spinal extension at the left C1-C6 level...
2016: BMC Research Notes
Tyler Beals, Lawrence Haines
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 7, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Cécile Delorme, Emmanuel Roze, David Grabli, Jean-Michel Mayer, Bertrand Degos, Marie Vidailhet, Yulia Worbe
BACKGROUND: Abnormalities in the cognitive processing of movement have been demonstrated in patients with dystonia. The sense of agency, which is the experience of initiating and controlling one's own actions, has never before been studied in these patients. OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether the sense of agency is altered in patients with cervical dystonia. METHODS: We used an explicit metacognitive agency task in which participants had to catch targets with a cursor by moving a computer's mouse...
2016: PloS One
Priya Jagota, Lalita Kaewwilai, Nonglak Boonrod, Surat Singmaneesakulchai, Kamolwan Boonpang, Jirada Sringean, Onanong Jitkritsadakul, Sitthi Petchrutchatachart
BACKGROUND: Cervical dystonia (CD) is a debilitating neurological disorder that may gravely affect a patient's quality of life (QoL). Botulinum toxin treatment has been approved as a first-line treatment for this condition. This study aims to look at the efficacy and impact on the QoL of neu-botulinumtoxinA, a newer and cheaper botulinum toxin type A, in patients with CD. METHODS: This is a prospective, open-label, single-arm study. CD patients were recruited and evaluated for severity of CD using the Toronto Western Spasmodic Torticollis Rating Scale (TWSTRS), and for QoL using the Craniocervical Dystonia Questionnaire (CDQ-24), and the 36-item Short Form Health Survey questionnaire (SF-36) at baseline and 6 weeks after injection...
2016: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
Ilkka Helenius
Treatment-requiring diseases of the cervical spine in children are rare. The most common cases requiring medical assessment and treatment are acute torticollis and various accidents. A torticollis having lasted for more than a week should be recognized, because it can be treated by skull traction. Cervical spine fractures in children under school age are very rare, the most common being a fracture of the base of the dens of the second cervical vertebra. Cervical spine instability is almost always associated with an underlying disease...
2016: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
Pavaman Pandit Sindgikar, Kuntal Kanti Das, Awadesh K Jaiswal, Rabi Narayan Sahu, Arun K Srivastava, Anant Mehrotra, Jayesh Chunilal Sardhara, Kamlesh Singh Bhaisora, Sanjay Behari
INTRODUCTION: Surgery for craniovertebral junction (CVJ) abnormalities like atlantoaxial dislocation (AAD) with or without basilar invagination (BI) and/or with or without associated Arnold-Chiari malformation (ACM) cause high cervical myelopathy. Occasionally, mechanical factors such as inadequate canal decompression, torticollis, and/or scoliosis may lead to lack of improvement following the primary surgery. Also, implant-related factors requiring its revision/removal or surgical site infections may cause patient to undergo resurgery...
August 2016: Neurosurgery
Kiran M Sargar, Elizabeth F Sheybani, Archana Shenoy, John Aranake-Chrisinger, Geetika Khanna
Pediatric fibroblastic and myofibroblastic tumors are a relatively common group of soft-tissue proliferations that are associated with a wide spectrum of clinical behavior. These tumors have been divided into the following categories on the basis of their biologic behavior: benign (eg, myositis ossificans, myofibroma, fibromatosis colli), intermediate-locally aggressive (eg, lipofibromatosis, desmoid fibroma), intermediate-rarely metastasizing (eg, inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors, infantile fibrosarcoma, low-grade myofibroblastic sarcoma), and malignant (eg, fibromyxoid sarcoma, adult fibrosarcoma)...
July 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Takahiro Nakashima, Keiji Matsuda, Takumi Okuda, Tetsuya Tono, Minoru Takaki, Tamon Hayashi, Yutaka Hanamure
Atlantoaxial rotatory fixation (AARF) is a relatively rare condition and is mainly seen in children. We report of a 7-year-old girl suffering from AARF after cochlear implantation (CI). Fortunately, early diagnosis based on three-dimensional computed tomography (3DCT) was made, and the patient was cured with conservative therapy. Nontraumatic AARF, which is also known as Grisel's syndrome and occurs subsequent to neck infections or ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgery, represents only a small fraction of AARF cases...
2016: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Terin T Sytsma, Ross W Terman, Joline E Brandenburg
PURPOSE: This case report examines the use of a custom neck orthosis following onabotulinumtoxinA (BoNT-A) injections for the treatment of congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) that has not been responsive to conservative treatment or previous injections. METHODS: The patient was fitted for a custom neck orthosis following BoNT-A injections for refractory CMT. Clinical outcomes were evaluated with head tilt, cervical rotation, and neck passive range of motion (PROM) measurements...
May 31, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Zheng Ding, Song Zhao, Xiangnan Li, Jia Zhao, Dengyan Zhu, Kai Wu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
Regina L Toto, Noel S Zuckerbraun, Mioara D Manole
BACKGROUND: Neck pain in the pediatric population has a broad differential diagnosis, ranging from benign to imminently life-threatening causes. Trauma and infection represent the most common etiologies of pediatric neck pain in the pediatric emergency department (PED) setting. Malignancy, though a rare cause of pediatric neck pain, is important to consider in patients with acquired torticollis or focal neurologic signs. CASE REPORT: We describe the case of a previously healthy 12-year-old female who presented to the PED with neck pain radiating down her upper extremities...
August 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
William F Lavelle, Kathryn Palomino, Siddharth A Badve, Stephen A Albanese
BACKGROUND: C1-C2 rotatory subluxation can result from a variety or etiologies. Pediatric patients are particularly susceptible to C1-C2 rotatory subluxation. If left untreated the condition is termed an atlantoaxial rotatory fixation (AARF) and chronic neck pain and deformity can result. Patients failing conservative treatment or those with recurrent or chronic rotatory subluxation may require halo treatment or surgical intervention. This illustrative case report is about a patient with chronic C1-C2 AARF who was treated with C1 lateral mass screws and C2 translaminar screws, a treatment that has not been addressed by this technique in a pediatric population...
June 2, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Gaston O Camino Willhuber, Santiago T Bosio, Miguel H Puigdevall, Carolina Halliburton, Carlos A Sola, Ruben A Maenza
To present and describe an unusual case of spinal instability after craniocervical spinal decompression for a type-1 Chiari malformation. Type-1 Chiari malformation is a craniocervical disorder characterized by tonsillar displacement greater than 5 mm into the vertebral canal; posterior fossa decompression is the most common surgical treatment for this condition. Postoperative complications have been described: cerebrospinal fluid leak, pseudomeningocele, aseptic meningitis, wound infection, and neurological deficit...
June 2, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
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