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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320115/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-in-puerperium-a-prospective-study
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Gian Paolo Anzola, Renato Brighenti, Milena Cobelli, Alessia Giossi, Sara Mazzucco, Silvia Olivato, Elisa Pari, Maria Paola Piras, Alessandro Padovani, Fabrizio Rinaldi, Giulia Turri
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is characterized by severe "thunderclap" headache, with or without associated neurological symptoms and neuroimaging findings of reversible vasoconstriction of cerebral arteries. Puerperium is a recognized precipitant, but the incidence of puerperal RCVS is unknown. We conducted a prospective study to assess incidence, risk factors and clinical features of RCVS. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Nine-hundred consecutive puerperae were prospectively enrolled within three days of delivery...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318729/acute-cerebellitis-in-paediatric-patients-our-experience
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J P García-Iñiguez, F J López-Pisón, P Madurga Revilla, I Montejo Gañán, M Domínguez Cajal, L Monge Galindo, S B Sánchez Marco, M C García Jiménez
INTRODUCTION: Acute cerebellitis is a rare inflammatory disease with a highly variable clinical course that ranges from benign self-limiting symptoms to a fulminant presentation associated with a high risk of death due to compression of the posterior fossa, acute hydrocephalus, and intracranial hypertension. METHODS: We reviewed clinical, laboratory, and radiological findings from children diagnosed with acute cerebellitis between May 2007 and November 2016. We analysed treatments and clinical and radiological progression...
March 15, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306635/ocular-fundus-photography-with-a-smartphone-device-in-acute-hypertension
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M Lorenza Muiesan, Massimo Salvetti, Anna Paini, Michela Riviera, Clara Pintossi, Fabio Bertacchini, Efrem Colonetti, Claudia Agabiti-Rosei, Maurizio Poli, Francesco Semeraro, Enrico Agabiti-Rosei, Andrea Russo
BACKGROUND: The ocular fundus examination is infrequently and poorly performed in the emergency department (ED) clinical settings, placing patients at risk for missed diagnosis of hypertensive emergencies. The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of the ocular fundus photography with a smartphone small optical device in an ED setting and to compare it with a traditional ocular fundus examination. METHODS: The study included 52 consecutive patients (mean age 69 ± 16 years, 50% women) presenting to a hospital ED with an acute increase in blood pressure (SBP > 180 and/or DBP > 100 mmHg)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303205/aneurysm-of-azygos-anterior-cerebral-artery-associated-with-falcine-meningioma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Lucas C Meguins, Raquel C T Hidalgo, Antônio R Spotti, Dionei F de Morais
BACKGROUND: The azygos anterior cerebral artery (ACA) is an uncommon intracranial vascular anomaly of the circle of Willis. Identification of aneurysm from azygos ACA with anterior falcine meningioma is an extremely rare association. The aim of the present study is to report the case of an adult female with a ruptured aneurysm from azygos ACA in association with an anterior falcine meningioma. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 65-year-old female was admitted in the Emergency Department reporting sudden onset of severe headache...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303203/a-case-of-acute-subdural-hematoma-due-to-bleeding-from-metastatic-chondrosarcoma-of-the-skull
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Kenzo Kosugi, Satoshi Takahashi, Hikaru Sasaki, Ryota Tamura, Kentaro Ohara, Kazunari Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Intra or peritumoral hemorrhage of brain and skull tumors sometimes presents as stroke. Skull metastasis of chondrosarcoma is relatively rare, and furthermore, a case of intratumoural hemorrhage of skull metastasis of chondrosarcoma has not been reported. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 73-year-old man underwent right lower leg amputation in the past because of chondrosarcoma and was operated for a skull metastasis. He presented with a sudden headache, and head computed tomography revealed a right acute subdural hematoma (SDH) adjacent to the recurrent skull metastatic tumor...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302451/chronic-idiopathic-urticaria-systemic-complaints-and-their-relationship-with-disease-and-immune-measures
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Judy C Doong, Kris Chichester, Eric T Oliver, Lawrence B Schwartz, Sarbjit S Saini
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU)/chronic spontaneous urticaria sometimes report systemic complaints (SCs). OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the frequency and characteristics of SCs among patients with CIU, as well as the association of SCs with disease measures, basophil histamine release, and serum tryptase. METHODS: Adult patients with CIU were recruited from a university allergy clinic. Patients completed a disease symptom survey and underwent blood sampling for subsequent basophil histamine release and serum tryptase measurement...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301425/dolutegravir-with-tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-emtricitabine-as-hiv-post-exposure-prophylaxis-in-gay-and-bisexual-men
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John Mcallister, Janet M Towns, Anna Mcnulty, Anna B Pierce, Rosalind Foster, Robyn Richardson, Andrew Carr
OBJECTIVES: Completion rates for HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) are often low. We investigated the adherence and safety of dolutegravir (DTG 50 mg daily) with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg/emtricitabine 200 mg (TDF-FTC) as 3-drug PEP in gay and bisexual men (GBM). DESIGN: Open-label, single-arm study at 3 sexual health clinics and 2 emergency departments in Australia. METHODS: One hundred HIV-uninfected GBM requiring PEP received DTG plus TDF-FTC for 28 days...
March 15, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298046/hypofractionated-stereotactic-radiosurgery-a-new-treatment-strategy-for-giant-cavernous-sinus-hemangiomas
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Xin Wang, Huaguang Zhu, Jonathan Knisely, Guanghai Mei, Xiaoxia Liu, Jiazhong Dai, Ying Mao, Li Pan, Zhiyong Qin, Enmin Wang
OBJECTIVE Cavernous sinus hemangiomas (CSHs) are rare benign vascular tumors that arise from the dural venous sinuses lateral to the sella. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has emerged as a principal alternative to microresection for small- and medium-sized CSHs. Resection is a reasonable option for large (3-4 cm in diameter) and giant (> 4 cm in diameter) CSHs. However, management of giant CSHs remains a challenge for neurosurgeons because of the high rates of morbidity and even death that stem from uncontrollable and massive hemorrhage during surgery...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286809/ketorolac-versus-magnesium-sulfate-in-migraine-headache-pain-management-a-preliminary-study
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Hossein Delavar Kasmaei, Marzieh Amiri, Ahmed Negida, Samaneh Hajimollarabi, Nastaransadat Mahdavi
INTRODUCTION: Migraine is a common cause of emergency department (ED) visits. To date, there is no recommended drug of choice for pain management of these patients. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of ketorolac and magnesium sulfate in this regard. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study performed on all 18 - 60 year-old patients, visiting two different EDs with complaint of moderate to severe migraine headache. Patients were treated with 30 mg ketorolac in one hospital and 1 gram magnesium sulfate in the other...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281443/central-nervous-system-tuberculosis
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John M Leonard
Central nervous system tuberculosis (CNS-TB) takes three clinical forms: meningitis (TBM), intracranial tuberculoma, and spinal arachnoiditis. TBM predominates in the western world and presents as a subacute to chronic meningitis syndrome with a prodrome of malaise, fever, and headache progressing to altered mentation and focal neurologic signs, followed by stupor, coma, and death within five to eight weeks of onset. The CSF formula typically shows a lymphocytic pleocytosis, and low glucose and high protein concentrations...
March 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280713/stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-abuse-of-anabolic-steroids
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Serena Cocca, Massimo Viviano
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is characterized by mucocutaneous tenderness and typical hemorrhagic erosions, erythema and epidermal detachment presenting as blisters and areas of denuded skin. SJS is often observed after drug use as well as after bacterial or viral infections. Several drugs are at high risk of inducing SJS, but there are no cases in the English literature regarding anabolic steroid use triggering SJS. In our paper, we describe a case in which use of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) was associated with SJS...
February 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273502/ruptured-berry-aneurysm-with-minimal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Tyler J Gardner, Joseph A Prahlow
Cerebral artery aneurysm rupture is usually associated with significant subarachnoid hemorrhage; however, there are rare cases where there is a lack of hemorrhage into the subarachnoid space. While subdural hemorrhage can occur with ruptured aneurysms, isolated subdural hemorrhage is more often associated with trauma. In this case, a 51-year-old obese woman, who recently visited an Urgent Care Center for elevated blood pressure, was found dead roughly a month later. She had been complaining of headaches, and received medication for her blood pressure at the visit...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272118/common-pediatric-pain-disorders-and-their-clinical-associations
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Theresa Donnelly, Aneeka Bott, Minh Bui, Shuxiang Goh, Tiina Jaaniste, Cindy Chapman, Matthew Crawford, John L Hopper, David Champion
BACKGROUND: Common childhood pain conditions (non-migraine headache, migraine, recurrent abdominal pain, growing pains, low back pain) and persistent pains are often associated with each other and have significant implications in later life. Emerging evidence suggests additional associations between these pain conditions and restless legs syndrome, iron deficiency, anxiety and depression. The aim of this cross-sectional study in pediatric twin individuals and their siblings was to investigate these associations...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271333/non-invasive-neuromodulation-in-primary-headaches
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Sarah Miller, Manjit Matharu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There is growing interest in neuromodulation for primary headache conditions. Invasive modalities such as occipital nerve stimulation, deep brain stimulation and sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation are reserved for the most severe and intractable patients. Non-invasive options such as vagal nerve stimulation (nVNS), supraorbital nerve stimulation (nSONS) and transcranial magnetic nerve stimulation (TMS) have all emerged as potentially useful headache treatments. This review examines the evidence base for non-invasive neuromodulation in trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias and migraine...
March 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258876/the-use-of-tissue-plasminogen-activator-in-the-treatment-of-wallenberg-syndrome-caused-by-vertebral-artery-dissection
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Alexis Salerno, Bradford V Cotter, Michael E Winters
BACKGROUND: Acute cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is a devastating cause of patient morbidity and mortality. Up to 10% of acute CVAs in young patients are caused by dissection of the vertebral or carotid artery. Wallenberg syndrome results from a CVA in the vertebral or posterior inferior artery of the cerebellum and manifests as various degrees of cerebellar dysfunction. The administration of a thrombolytic medication has been recommended in the treatment of patients with stroke caused by cervical artery dissection...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257538/multidisciplinary-approach-to-complicated-pregnancy
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Josip Andelo Borovac, Josko Bozic, Tina Ticinovic Kurir, Nikola Zaja, Kresimir Kolic, Vedran Hrboka
A nulliparous pregnant woman in her mid-20s and in the 32nd week of gestation presented to the emergency department with severe headache and vomiting. She had an uneventful medical history; however, the physical examination upon hospital admission revealed a hypertensive emergency, papilledema, and 2+ dipstick proteinuria. Upon establishing the diagnosis of preeclampsia, aggressive therapy with corticosteroids, antihypertensive medication, and seizure prophylaxis was initiated. Hemodynamic stability was achieved within 24 hours and the patient remained in the observation unit located within the gynecology clinic...
March 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255239/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-escitalopram-in-treatment-of-major-depressive-disorder-with-anxiety-symptoms-a-24-week-open-label-prospective-study-in-chinese-population
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Kaida Jiang, Lingjiang Li, Xueyi Wang, Maosheng Fang, Jianfei Shi, Qiuyun Cao, Jincai He, Jinan Wang, Weihao Tan, Cuili Hu
BACKGROUND: Significant anxiety symptoms are associated with poor clinical course and outcome in major depressive disorder (MDD). This single-arm, open-label study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of escitalopram treatment in patients with MDD and anxiety symptoms. METHODS: Adult patients with MDD and anxiety symptoms (Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale [MADRS] ≥22 and Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale [HAM-A] ≥14) were enrolled and received escitalopram (10-20 mg/day) treatment for 24 weeks...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254599/invasive-orbital-apex-aspergillosis-with-mycotic-aneurysm-formation-and-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-immunocompetent-patients
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Saleh S Baeesa, Mohamad Bakhaidar, Naushad A B Ahamed, Tariq A Madani
BACKGROUND: Invasive orbital apex aspergillosis (IOAA) is an aggressive form of aspergillus infection that usually affects immunocompromised patients. It can cause orbital apex syndrome and, if not treated promptly, may progress rapidly causing fatal complications. Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) secondary to ruptured mycotic aneurysms is a very rare complication of invasive aspergillosis. We aim to describe our management and the outcome of six immunocompetent patients with IOAA with subsequent SAH secondary to ruptured mycotic aneurysms...
February 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251391/a-multicenter-open-label-long-term-safety-and-tolerability-study-of-dfn-02-an-intranasal-spray-of-sumatriptan-10%C3%A2-mg-plus-permeation-enhancer-ddm-for-the-acute-treatment-of-episodic-migraine
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Sagar Munjal, Elimor Brand-Schieber, Kent Allenby, Egilius L H Spierings, Roger K Cady, Alan M Rapoport
BACKGROUND: DFN-02 is a novel intranasal spray formulation composed of sumatriptan 10 mg and a permeation-enhancing excipient comprised of 0.2% 1-O-n-Dodecyl-β-D-Maltopyranoside (DDM). This composition of DFN-02 allows sumatriptan to be rapidly absorbed into the systemic circulation and exhibit pharmacokinetics comparable to subcutaneously administered sumatriptan. Rapid rate of absorption is suggested to be important for optimal efficacy. The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and tolerability of DFN-02 (10 mg) in the acute treatment of episodic migraine with and without aura over a 6-month period based on the incidence of treatment-emergent adverse events and the evaluation of results of clinical laboratory tests, vital signs, physical examination, and electrocardiograms...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245659/patient-characteristics-and-healthcare-utilization-of-a-chronic-pain-population-within-an-integrated-healthcare-system
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Robert J Romanelli, Sonali N Shah, Laurence Ikeda, Braden Lynch, Terri L Craig, Joseph C Cappelleri, Trevor Jukes, Denis Ishisaka
OBJECTIVES: We sought to characterize the chronic pain (CP) population and healthcare utilization across types of CP within a community-based healthcare system. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of electronic health records data from 2012. METHODS: Patients 18 years or older with at least 2 encounter diagnoses for CP conditions in 2012 were included in the study. Patients were categorized into non-mutually exclusive CP types: arthritis/joint pain, back/cervical pain, neuropathies/neuralgias, headaches/migraines, and unclassified pain...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
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