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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676678/spontaneous-epidural-hematoma-secondary-to-bone-infarction-in-sickle-cell-anemia-case-report
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Rohini Komarla, Bruno P Soares, Joshua J Chern, Sarah S Milla
Spontaneous epidural hematoma (EDH) is a rare occurrence in patients with sickle cell disease, with a small number of cases reported. Appropriate diagnosis is critical, because rapid neurosurgical intervention may be required. This unique case illustrates clinical and MRI features of an 18-year-old woman presenting with a headache and subsequent progression to severe focal neurological symptoms. Imaging demonstrated a large EDH of mixed signal characteristics and underlying calvarial infarction, requiring emergency decompression and evacuation...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675363/clinical-and-imaging-features-of-pituitary-apoplexy-and-role-of-imaging-in-differentiation-of-clinical-mimics
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Pradeep Goyal, Michael Utz, Nishant Gupta, Yogesh Kumar, Manisha Mangla, Sonali Gupta, Rajiv Mangla
To discuss the clinical syndrome, review common imaging findings of pituitary apoplexy (PA) and role of imaging in therapy and follow-up. Also, to review other acute clinical scenarios with similar clinical and/or imaging findings as PA. PA is a severe and potentially life-threatening medical emergency, characterized by constellation of symptoms/signs that occur as a result of acute hemorrhage and/or infarction in pituitary gland. Patients present with acute and sudden onset of symptoms/signs, most commonly with severe headache, vision deficits/ophthalmoplegia, altered mental status, and possible pan hypopituitarism...
March 2018: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674328/catastrophic-circulatory-collapse-after-inadvertent-subcutaneous-injection-of-treprostinil
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John J Radosevich, Mohan Dutt, Jeremy Feldman
PURPOSE: A case of life-threatening cardiovascular collapse after inadvertent subcutaneous injection of undiluted treprostinil is reported. SUMMARY: A 29-year-old, 76-kg woman with group 1 pulmonary arterial hypertension managed with subcutaneous treprostinil infusion arrived at the emergency department (ED) with headache, nausea, vomiting, and a syncopal episode. Her vital signs were stable on presentation. Admission orders were placed, and the appropriate 3-mL syringe containing 7...
April 19, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670862/organoid-and-enteroid-modeling-of-salmonella-infection
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Yuebang Yin, Daoguo Zhou
Salmonella are Gram-negative rod-shaped facultative anaerobic bacteria that are comprised of over 2,000 serovars. They cause gastroenteritis (salmonellosis) with headache, abdominal pain and diarrhea clinical symptoms. Salmonellosis brings a heavy burden for the public health in both developing and developed countries. Antibiotics are usually effective in treating the infected patients with severe gastroenteritis, although antibiotic resistance is on the rise. Understanding the molecular mechanisms of Salmonella infection is vital to combat the disease...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668636/spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-presenting-with-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-case-report
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Jingzhe Han, Duanhua Cao, Hongmei Wang, Ye Ji, Zhilei Kang, Jianguo Zhu
RATIONALE: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a common and serious disease and one of the most important differential diagnoses in the emergency department. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 39-year-old female patient with a 12 years' history of migraine, presented with a sudden headache combined with motor aphasia. Physical examination suggested probable positive neck resistance. SAH was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. In addition, spinal digital subtraction angiography and spinal vascular computed tomography angiography indicated spinal arteriovenous malformation (SAVM)...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663714/a-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-study-of-the-safety-tolerability-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-single-and-repeated-doses-of-mirogabalin-in-healthy-asian-volunteers
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Mendel Jansen, Steven Warrington, Victor Dishy, Shoichi Ohwada, Lisa Johnson, Karen Brown, Hitoshi Ishizuka
Mirogabalin is a novel, preferentially selective α2 δ-1 ligand under investigation to treat neuropathic pain. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of various doses of mirogabalin in healthy subjects of different ethnicities. This randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, sequential, ascending-dose study evaluated single (10-40 mg) and repeated (10, 15 mg twice a day) doses of mirogabalin in Japanese subjects, and a single dose of mirogabalin in Korean, Chinese, and white subjects...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662527/stimulant-withdrawal-in-a-child-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-adhd-a-case-report
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Aneta Krakowski, Abel Ickowicz
Objective: To consider whether the concepts of tolerance and withdrawal to stimulant medications apply to a preadolescent female, affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and treated for associated attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Methods: We describe the case history and review scientific English language literature pertaining to acute withdrawal effects associated with methylphenidate and amphetamine derivatives in children. Results: An 11-year-old female with ASD and ADHD referred to our clinic experienced vomiting, headaches, and light sensitivity following abrupt discontinuation of methylphenidate; she subsequently presented with migraines and marked malaise immediately after a dose reduction in lisdexamfetamine...
April 2018: Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661668/no-association-between-metoclopramide-treatment-in-ed-and-reduced-risk-of-post-concussion-headache
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Natalie Bresee, Mary Aglipay, Alexander Sasha Dubrovsky, Andrée-Anne Ledoux, Franco Momoli, Jocelyn Gravel, Stephen B Freedman, Karen Barlow, Lawrence Richer, Nicholas J Barrowman, Roger Zemek
OBJECTIVE: There is a lack of definitive pediatric literature on effective pharmacotherapy for persistent post-concussion headache symptoms. This study assessed whether acute metoclopramide treatment in the Emergency Department (ED) was associated with a reduction in persistent headache in children at 1- and 4-weeks post-concussion. METHODS: Children aged 8-17years with acute concussion presenting to 9-Canadian Pediatric EDs were enrolled in a prospective cohort study, from August 2013-June 2015...
April 7, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655503/headache-in-a-patient-with-influenza
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Jill M Fuller, Jestin Carlson, Jason Ball
Complications from influenza have been documented in the literature, but this patient case represents a rare and potentially deadly result in an otherwise healthy adult. Providers in the emergency department should be vigilant when assessing patients with influenza symptoms and monitoring those that don't always present with common symptoms and complaints. This patient's cerebral edema and tonsillar herniation was life-threatening and was caused from the influenza B virus.
April 3, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649851/primary-malignant-melanoma-in-the-pineal-region-case-report-and-literature-review
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Christopher Wendel, Denis Laurent Kaech, Martin Woodtli
BACKGROUND:  Primary pineal malignant melanoma is a rare type of primary central nervous system melanoma with only 19 cases reported in the literature. CASE REPORT:  We present a case of a 53-year-old man with primary melanoma of the pineal region. He presented to the emergency department with gait unsteadiness and ataxia. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a 22 × 17 × 22-mm mass in the pineal region. On MRI the tumor was hyperintense in T1, isointense in T2, and on T1-weighted images with gadolinium enhancement it appeared homogeneously hyperintense with hypointense spots...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644153/acute-fatty-liver-of-pregnancy-a-thorough-examination-of-a-harmful-obstetrical-syndrome-and-its-counterparts
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Joshua Ronen, Shahzeb Shaheen, David Steinberg, Kevin R Justus
Diagnosed in one of every 20,000 deliveries, acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP) was considered to be a deadly disease for many years. However, advancements in the clinical and surgical management of pregnant mothers have lead to a drastic decrease in maternal morbidity and mortality. The corresponding case recounts a 23-year-old gravida 2 para 1 (G2P1) at 38 weeks gestational age (GA) with no relevant past medical or family medical history that presented to the emergency department (ED) with a five-day history of nausea, protracted vomiting, hypertension, and new-onset headache...
February 6, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629229/ambiguity-in-the-dural-tail-sign-on-mri
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Ramesh S Doddamani, Rajesh K Meena, Dattaraj Sawarkar
Background: Meningiomas give rise to the dural tail sign (DTS) on contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (CEMRI). The presence of DTS does not always qualify for a meningioma, as it is seen in only 60-72% of cases. This sign has been described in various other lesions like lymphomas, metastasis, hemangiopericytomas, schwannomas and very rarely glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). The characteristics of dural-based GBMs are discussed here, as only eleven such cases are reported in the literature till date...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629045/iatrogenic-development-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage-in-diagnosing-spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension
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Chang-Joon Lee, Sung-Min Shim, Sang-Hyeon Cho, Jae-Ho Park, Young Ki Kim
A 34-year-old woman came to the emergency room complaining of a severe orthostatic headache. Results of a cerebrospinal fluid tap and brain computed tomography were normal. Based on her history and symptoms, she was found to have spontaneous intracranial hypotension. She was hospitalized and her symptoms improved with conservative treatment. On the next day, her headache suddenly worsened. Cisternography was performed to confirm the diagnosis and determine the spinal level of her cerebrospinal fluid leak. It revealed multiple cerebrospinal fluid leaks in the lumbar and upper thoracic regions...
March 2018: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623245/human-orthobunyavirus-infections-tef%C3%A3-amazonas-brazil
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Felipe Gomes Naveca, Valdinete Alves Nascimento, Victor Costa Souza, Regina M P de Figueiredo
Introduction: Several orthobunyaviruses are important arthropod-borne pathogens, responsible for a variety of diseases in humans, from acute febrile illness to encephalitis. Methods: We collected serum samples from a series of dengue suspected cases in Tefé, a mid-size city located in the interior of the Amazonas state, Brazil. Viral RNA extraction was performed, and specimens were tested for dengue virus using RT-PCR. Thirty dengue negative samples were further tested for Mayaro virus (MAYV) and Oropouche virus (OROV) using an RT-qPCR protocol previously described...
March 22, 2018: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623198/cluster-headache-new-targets-and-options-for-treatment
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REVIEW
Patty Doesborg, Joost Haan
Cluster headache is a severe headache disorder with considerable impact on quality of life. The pathophysiology of the disease remains poorly understood. With few specific targets for treatment, current guidelines mainly include off-label treatment with medication. However, new targets for possible treatment options are emerging. Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)-targeted medication could become the first (cluster) headache-specific treatment option. Other exciting new treatment options include invasive and non-invasive neuromodulation techniques...
2018: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616493/non-pharmacological-approaches-for-migraine
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Francesca Puledda, Kevin Shields
Migraine is one of the most common and debilitating neurological disorders. However, the efficacy of pharmacological therapies may have unsatisfactory efficacy and can be poorly tolerated. There is a strong need in clinical practice for alternative approaches for both acute and preventive treatment. Occasionally, this need might arise in the context of low-frequency migraneurs who are not keen to use medication or fear the potential side effects. At the opposite end of the spectrum, clinicians might be faced with patients who have proven refractory to numerous medications...
April 3, 2018: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614795/full-atrioventricular-block-secondary-to-acute-poisoning-mercury-a-case-report
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Amelia Geraldine Peregrina-Chávez, María Del Rayo Ramírez-Galindo, Rolando Chávez-Martínez, Cesar Anuar Delahanty-Delgado, Fernando Vazquez-Alaniz
Background: The biological behaviour and clinical significance of mercury toxicity vary according to its chemical structure. Mercury differs in its degree of toxicity and in its effects on the nervous, digestive and immune systems as well as on organs such as the lungs, kidneys, skin, eyes and heart. Human exposure occurs mainly through inhalation of elemental mercury vapours during industrial and artisanal processes such as artisanal and small-scale gold mining. Case presentation: A 52-years-old female, housewife, with a body mass index of 25...
April 2, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599652/the-utility-of-lumbar-puncture-after-a-negative-head-ct-in-the-emergency-department-evaluation-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Harman Singh Gill, Evie Grace Marcolini, Douglas Barber, Charles R Wira
Background: American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) [1] recommends that patients presenting with acute non-traumatic headache concerning for subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) undergo lumbar puncture (LP) when non-contrast head computed tomography (CT) is negative. The diagnostic yield of this approach is unknown. Objective: Evaluate the diagnostic yield, lengths of stay and complication rates of LPs in patients undergoing Emergency Department (ED) evaluation for aneurysmal SAH. Methods: Multi-center, retrospective, hypothesis-blinded, explicit chart review of patients undergoing ED-based lumbar puncture between 2007 and 2012...
March 2018: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599113/vomiting-with-head-trauma-and-risk-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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Meredith L Borland, Stuart R Dalziel, Natalie Phillips, Sarah Dalton, Mark D Lyttle, Silvia Bressan, Ed Oakley, Stephen J C Hearps, Amit Kochar, Jeremy Furyk, John A Cheek, Jocelyn Neutze, Franz E Babl
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of traumatic brain injuries in children who vomit after head injury and identify variables from published clinical decision rules (CDRs) that predict increased risk. METHODS: Secondary analysis of the Australasian Paediatric Head Injury Rule Study. Vomiting characteristics were assessed and correlated with CDR predictors and the presence of clinically important traumatic brain injury (ciTBI) or traumatic brain injury on computed tomography (TBI-CT)...
March 29, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594463/traumatic-brain-injury-in-indian-children
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REVIEW
Krishna Chaitanya, Archana Addanki, Rajendra Karambelkar, Rakesh Ranjan
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children and adolescents is a community-based medical and educational challenge world-over due to increasing urbanization and motorization. In India, children between 1 to 15 years constitute significant proportion of the total population, who are vulnerable for TBI. In developed countries, pediatric trauma mortality still represents more than half of all childhood fatalities, which is 18 times more common than brain tumors. In this study, we attempted to analyze epidemiological factors, management, and outcome of TBI in children at a tertiary care center in Pune, Maharashtra...
March 29, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
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