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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910093/headache-attributed-to-craniocervical-dystonia-a-little-known-headache
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Marcos Eugenio Ramalho Bezerra, Pedro Augusto Sampaio Rocha-Filho
BACKGROUND: Craniocervical dystonia is a focal or segmental dystonia in its distribution, classically known as spasmodic torticollis when in its pure cervical presentation. Although craniocervical dystonia has been recognized as a possible cause of headache since the publication of the second version of International Classification of Headache Disorders, there are few studies about this entity. METHOD: This was a narrative review. RESULTS: Craniocervical dystonia was associated with muscle pain in 67-89% of the cases...
December 2, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903810/subthalamic-nucleus-deep-brain-stimulation-in-isolated-dystonia-a-3-year-follow-up-study
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Jill L Ostrem, Marta San Luciano, Kristen A Dodenhoff, Nathan Ziman, Leslie C Markun, Caroline A Racine, Coralie de Hemptinne, Monica M Volz, Susan L Heath, Philip A Starr
OBJECTIVE: To report long-term safety and efficacy outcomes of a large cohort of patients with medically refractory isolated dystonia treated with subthalamic nucleus (STN) deep brain stimulation (DBS). METHODS: Twenty patients (12 male, 8 female; mean age 49 ± 16.3 years) with medically refractory isolated dystonia were studied (14 were followed for 36 months). The primary endpoints were change in Burke-Fahn-Marsden Dystonia Rating Scale (BFMDRS) motor score and Toronto Western Spasmodic Torticollis Rating Scale (TWSTRS) total score at 36 months compared to preoperative baseline...
November 30, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902637/bilateral-congenital-torticollis-a-case-report-with-25-years-of-follow-up
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Lukasz Matuszewski, Damian Pietrzyk, Grzegorz Kandzierski, Michal Wilczynski
Unilateral congenital sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) contracture causing torticollis is well known. Although the unilateral muscular torticollis is quite often recognized, a bilateral contracture of SCM muscle is very rare. A review of the literature showed only three cases of bilateral congenital torticollis reported over the last two decades. We present a case report of a boy with congenital bilateral torticollis with 25 years of follow-up. Bilateral tenotomies of the right SCM were performed and the child was immobilized in Schanz's cervical orthosis...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895619/a-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study-of-head-movements-in-cervical-dystonia
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Cecília N Prudente, Randall Stilla, Shivangi Singh, Cathrin Buetefisch, Marian Evatt, Stewart A Factor, Alan Freeman, Xiaoping Philip Hu, Ellen J Hess, K Sathian, H A Jinnah
Cervical dystonia (CD) is a neurological disorder characterized by abnormal movements and postures of the head. The brain regions responsible for these abnormal movements are not well understood, because most imaging techniques for assessing regional brain activity cannot be used when the head is moving. Recently, we mapped brain activation in healthy individuals using functional magnetic resonance imaging during isometric head rotation, when muscle contractions occur without actual head movements. In the current study, we used the same methods to explore the neural substrates for head movements in subjects with CD who had predominantly rotational abnormalities (torticollis)...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820728/comparison-of-2-dosages-of-stretching-treatment-in-infants-with-congenital-muscular-torticollis-a-randomized-trial
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Lu He, Xiaohua Yan, Jinling Li, Buyun Guan, Liying Ma, Ying Chen, Jianning Mai, Kaishou Xu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the short-term efficacy of 2 dosages of stretching treatment on the clinical outcomes in infants with congenital muscular torticollis. DESIGN: This was a prospective randomized controlled study. Fifty infants with congenital muscular torticollis who were randomly assigned to 100-times stretching group and 50-times stretching group received stretching treatment for the affected sternocleidomastoid muscle. The outcomes including the head tilt, the cervical passive range of motion, and the muscle function of cervical lateral flexors determined by the muscle function scale were assessed at baseline and at 4 and 8 weeks after treatment...
November 4, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790376/distal-arthrogryposis-with-variable-clinical-expression-caused-by-tnni2-mutation
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Vida Čulić, Noriko Miyake, Sunčana Janković, Davor Petrović, Marko Šimunović, Tomislav Đapić, Masaaki Shiina, Kazuhiro Ogata, Naomichi Matsumoto
Distal arthrogryposis (DA) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous disorder with multiple joint contractures. We describe a female DA patient with hand and foot deformities, and right-sided torticollis. Using exome sequencing, we identified a novel TNNI2 mutation (c.485>A, p.Arg162Lys) in the patient and her father. The father has no typical DA but hip dysplasia. This may explain the clinical features of DA2B in this family, but with variable clinical expression.
2016: Human Genome Variation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782297/botulinum-toxin-type-a-versus-botulinum-toxin-type-b-for-cervical-dystonia
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Gonçalo S Duarte, Mafalda Castelão, Filipe B Rodrigues, Raquel E Marques, Joaquim Ferreira, Cristina Sampaio, Austen P Moore, João Costa
BACKGROUND: This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2003. Cervical dystonia is the most common form of focal dystonia and is a disabling disorder characterised by painful involuntary head posturing. There are two available formulations of botulinum toxin, with botulinum toxin type A (BtA) usually considered the first line therapy for this condition. Botulinum toxin type B (BtB) is an alternative option, with no compelling theoretical reason why it might not be as- or even more effective - than BtA...
October 26, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773993/toxico-neurological-effects-of-piroxicam-in-monogastric-animals
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761118/sexual-well-being-in-patients-with-blepharospasm-spasmodic-torticollis-and-hemifacial-spasm-a-pilot-study
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756672/management-strategy-of-osteoblastomas-localized-in-the-occipitocervical-junction
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749670/atlantoaxial-rotatory-subluxation-a-review-for-the-pediatric-emergency-physician
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733650/a-randomized-single-blinded-pilot-study-evaluating-the-effects-of-kinesiology-taping-and-the-tape-application-techniques-in-addition-to-therapeutic-exercises-in-the-treatment-of-congenital-muscular-torticollis
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703636/bronchoscopic-concerns-in-proteus-syndrome-a-case-report
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672748/treatment-with-botulinum-toxin-type-a-in-infants-with-refractory-congenital-muscular-torticollis-a-10-year-retrospective-study
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613377/peripheral-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumors-of-the-spine-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613362/ultrasound-guided-superficial-cervical-plexus-blockade-for-acute-spasmodic-torticollis-in-the-ed-a-case-report
#16
Tyler Beals, Lawrence Haines
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 7, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27575487/explicit-agency-in-patients-with-cervical-dystonia-altered-recognition-of-temporal-discrepancies-between-motor-actions-and-their-feedback
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27536464/impact-of-neu-botulinumtoxina-on-the-severity-and-quality-of-life-of-cervical-dystonia-patients
#18
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27400588/-pediatric-orthopedic-cervical-spine-problems
#19
REVIEW
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27399450/171%C3%A2-resurgery-in-craniovertebral-junction-abnormalities
#20
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
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