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Computer Visual Syndrome

So Young Kim, Jung Won Choi, Hyung-Jin Shin, So Young Lim
PURPOSE: Systematic examination of increased intracranial pressure (ICP) is important during the follow-up period after surgical repair of syndromic craniosynostosis. In these patients, postoperative progress can be unclear due to the involvement of multiple sutures and the high incidence of relapse due to the progressive nature of the disease and to genetic variability. In this study, we investigated the clinical manifestations of increased ICP in syndromic craniosynostosis patients before and after surgery...
November 12, 2018: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Allison S Young, Sally M Rosengren, Miriam S Welgampola
Disorders of the inner-ear balance organs can be grouped by their manner of presentation into acute, episodic, or chronic vestibular syndromes. A sudden unilateral vestibular injury produces severe vertigo, nausea, and imbalance lasting days, known as the acute vestibular syndrome (AVS). A bedside head impulse and oculomotor examination helps separate vestibular neuritis, the more common and innocuous cause of AVS, from stroke. Benign positional vertigo, a common cause of episodic positional vertigo, occurs when otoconia overlying the otolith membrane falls into the semicircular canals, producing brief spells of spinning vertigo triggered by head movement...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
Mario Mascalchi, Alessandra Vella
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) are the main instruments for neuroimaging investigation of patients with chronic ataxia. MRI has a predominant diagnostic role in the single patient, based on the visual detection of three patterns of atrophy, namely, spinal atrophy, cortical cerebellar atrophy and olivopontocerebellar atrophy, which correlate with the aetiologies of inherited or sporadic ataxia. In fact spinal atrophy is observed in Friedreich ataxia, cortical cerebellar atrophy in Ataxia Telangectasia, gluten ataxia and Sporadic Adult Onset Ataxia and olivopontocerebellar atrophy in Multiple System Atrophy cerebellar type...
2018: International Review of Neurobiology
Sergey G Gavrilov, Yekaterina P Moskalenko, Anatoly V Karalkin
OBJECTIVE: Concomitant varicose veins of the pelvis (VVP) and lower extremities (VVLE) frequently coexist. This study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of micronized purified flavonoid fraction (MPFF) in the treatment of patients with both conditions. METHODS: Female outpatients with concomitant VVP and VVLE received MPFF 1000 mg once daily for 2 months (Group 1), or 1000 mg twice daily for 1 month followed by 1000 mg once daily for 1 month (Group 2), based on pelvic pain intensity...
November 23, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
R Nick Hernandez, Christoph Wipplinger, Rodrigo Navarro-Ramirez, Athos Patsalides, Apostolos John Tsiouris, Philip E Stieg, Sertac Kirnaz, Franziska Anna Schmidt, Roger Härtl
BACKGROUND: Bow hunter syndrome describes a mechanical compression of the vertebral artery on head rotation leading to reversible symptomatic vertebrobasilar insufficiency. Patients are commonly presenting with syncope, vertigo, dizziness, and visual disturbances. These symptoms usually resolve when the head is turned back into neutral position. Treatment options involve surgical decompression with or without fusion, bypass surgery, or endovascular intervention. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report about a 49-year-old female who presented with vague neck pain and severe vertigo, nausea, and near syncope when her head turned up and right...
October 25, 2018: World Neurosurgery
J Collot, N Bletard, A Lamproye
Rarely encountered in the Western countries, membranous occlusion of the inferior vena cava results from a fibrous thickening of the intima and is commonly located at the orifices of the hepatic veins. To date, two etiopathogenic hypotheses have been formulated: the first, dealing with the embryological aspect, the second, arguing for a thrombotic origin. Nevertheless, several studies are still underway to understand the exact physiopathological mechanism of this obstruction. Among these studies, some suspect the predisposing role of anatomical and infectious factors...
November 2018: Revue Médicale de Liège
Yoji Okahara, Kouji Takano, Masahiro Nagao, Kiyohiko Kondo, Yasuo Iwadate, Niels Birbaumer, Kenji Kansaku
Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) enable communication with others and allow machines or computers to be controlled in the absence of motor activity. Clinical studies evaluating neural prostheses in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients have been performed; however, to date, no study has reported that ALS patients who progressed from locked-in syndrome (LIS), which has very limited voluntary movement, to a completely locked-in state (CLIS), characterized by complete loss of voluntary movements, were able to continue controlling neural prostheses...
November 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
Tanyatuth Padungkiatsagul, Anuchit Poonyathalang, Panitha Jindahra, Piyaphon Cheecharoen, Kavin Vanikieti
Background: Horner syndrome refers to a set of clinical presentations resulting from disruption of sympathetic innervation to the eye and adnexa. Classically, the clinical triad consists of ipsilateral blepharoptosis, pupillary miosis, and facial anhidrosis. Ocular sympathetic denervation may signify life-threatening causes. Timely investigation and accurate diagnosis are essential in patients with oculosympathetic denervation. Case presentation: A 33-year-old Asian man with a heavy smoking habit presented with a 3-week history of left ptosis and no other complaints...
2018: International Medical Case Reports Journal
Tae-Hwan Yoon, Chong-Hyuk Choi, Sung-Jae Kim, Yun-Rak Choi, Soon-Phil Yoon, Yong-Min Chun
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the natural history of intact rotator cuff in impingement syndrome patients with concomitant spur protruding from the undersurface of acromion. METHODS: This retrospective study included 119 patients with an intact rotator cuff who underwent conservative treatment for a spur protruding from the undersurface of the acromion. The protruded spur was defined as a trapezoid- or tetragon-shaped bony protrusion with a downward peak extending more than 3 mm in length from the baseline drawn along the acromial undersurface on the coronal view of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography arthrography (CTA)...
November 11, 2018: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Yuanyuan Ding, Hongxi Li, Peng Yao, Tao Hong, Rongjie Zhao, Guangyi Zhao
Background: Sacroiliac joint pain (SIJP) is an important cause of low back pain and seriously affects the patients' quality of life. Therefore, it is urgent to find effective treatment methods. Objective: To observe the efficacy of intra-articular (IA) conventional radiofrequency (CRF) and pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) treatment of Sacroiliac joint syndrome (SIJS) under computed tomography (CT) guidance. Study design: Retrospective comparative study...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
Taisuke Shiro, Takuya Akai, Takahiro Tomita, Satoshi Kuroda
We report the application of a three-dimensional skull model with vascular structures for occipital expansion in a patient who had developed occipital emissary veins. A 15-year-old boy visited a dentist for orthodontic treatment and was diagnosed with midface hypoplasia. He had undergone a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt at the age of 10 months. On visiting our institution, he was diagnosed with exophthalmos, low visual acuity, reversed bite, and developmental retardation. Moreover, he had sleep apnea and was supported with continuous positive airway pressure at night...
October 2018: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
Andreas Ronit, Thomas Kristensen, Yunus Çolak, Jørgen Tobias Kühl, Anna Kalhauge, Peter Lange, Børge G Nordestgaard, Jørgen Vestbo, Susanne D Nielsen, Klaus F Kofoed
Objectives: Cardiovascular disease is often associated with COPD. Lung density quantification of images obtained from cardiac computed tomography (CT) scans would allow simultaneous evaluation of emphysema and coronary artery calcification score and provide further mechanistic insight into the relationship between these syndromes. Patients and methods: We assessed the agreement between lung density indices obtained by cardiac and full-lung CT scans. Paired cardiac and chest CT scans were assessed in 156 individuals with and without airflow limitation...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Oliver Kolbe, Stephan Degle
SIGNIFICANCE: Computer-specific progressive addition lenses (PC-PALs) are shown to reduce computer vision syndrome (CVS) symptoms, increase visual comfort and tolerance, and improve body posture at the personal computer. They are highly preferred by computer workers. Increasing their use may aid prevention measures within the workplace health management. PURPOSE: This study investigates whether technical differences between general-purpose progressive addition lenses (GP-PALs) and PC-PALs are subjectively manifest in CVS...
November 2018: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
X Lu, A J Forte, R Sawh-Martinez, R Wu, R Cabrejo, D M Steinbacher, M Alperovich, N Alonso, J A Persing
Bony malformations of the orbit and alterations to the soft tissue in Apert syndrome contribute to ophthalmic dysfunction. Recognised structural malformation of the sphenoid and ethmoid sinuses, together with corresponding deformities in the anterior and middle cranial base, are characteristic. Our aim was to explore the underlying structural components of disfigurement and the consequent development of the orbit in patients with Apert syndrome over time by studying 18 preoperative computed tomographic (CT) scans of affected patients and 36 scans from controls...
October 15, 2018: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Hanneke Basart, Michael Suttie, Amel Ibrahim, Patrizia Ferretti, Chantal M A M van der Horst, Raoul C Hennekam, Peter Hammond
BACKGROUND: Micrognathia occurs isolated and as part of entities like Robin sequence (RS). An objective measurement of mandible size and growth is needed to determine the degree of micrognathia and enable a comparison of treatment outcomes. A pilot study was conducted to investigate the usability of 3-dimensional (3D) facial photogrammetry, a fast, noninvasive method, to estimate mandible size and growth in a small cohort of newborns and infants. METHODS: Exterior mandibular volume was estimated using a tetrahedron defined by 4 facial landmarks...
November 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Ashok Shah, Shekhar Kunal, Rajesh Gothi
Bronchial anthracofibrosis (BAF), caused by long-standing exposure to biomass fuel smoke, has emerged as a distinct pulmonary disease. It is usually seen in elderly females who have worked long hours in poorly ventilated kitchen full of smoke due to incomplete combustion of biomass fuel. The diagnosis is confirmed on bronchoscopic visualization of bluish-black anthracotic pigmentation along with narrowing/distortion of the affected bronchus. BAF has been associated with clinical conditions such as pulmonary tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, and malignancy...
July 2018: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
Lukas T Rotkopf, Wolfgang G Kunz, Felix G Meinel, Annika Plate, Sönke Langner, Matthias Klein, Kolja M Thierfelder
BACKGROUND: Anton's syndrome is a rare neurological disorder characterized by a combination of visual anosognosia and confabulation of visual experience, most often seen after bilateral ischemic damage to the posterior occipital cortex. CASE REPORT: Wereport the first case of an acute synchronous P2 occlusion as confirmed by multiparametric computed tomography (CT) including perfusion. After the administration of Recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA), Anton's syndrome completely resolved...
October 9, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Odelia Elkana, Amir K Falcofsky, Ran Shorer, Tamar Bar-On Kalfon, Jacob N Ablin
OBJECTIVES: The current provisional diagnostic criteria for the fibromyalgia syndrome (FM) include a cognitive index score (SSS-Cog), which constitutes a part of the Symptom Severity Scale (SSS). The current study aimed at assessing the validity of the cognitive index score, by comparing this subjective measure of cognitive impairment with an objective measure of cognitive functioning, collected through comprehensive computerised cognitive testing and assessment. METHODS: 50 FM patients underwent a computerised cognitive assessment battery, including testing in domains of memory, executive function, attention and information processing speed (NeuroTraxCorp...
September 20, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Chen Avraham, Guy Avraham, Ferdinando A Mussa-Ivaldi, Ilana Nisky
In daily interactions, our sensorimotor system accounts for spatial and temporal discrepancies between the senses. Functional lateralization between hemispheres causes differences in attention and in the control of action across the left and right workspaces. In addition, differences in transmission delays between modalities affect movement control and internal representations. Studies on motor impairments such as hemispatial neglect syndrome suggested a link between lateral spatial biases and temporal processing...
2018: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Matthew S Correia, Richard F Clark
BACKGROUND: Pancoast syndrome is an uncommon complication of apical lung tumors. Symptoms include pain, brachial plexopathy, and Horner's syndrome, and are the result of extrinsic compression of tissues within the thoracic inlet. Lymphoma is a very rare etiology. CASE REPORT: We describe the presentation of a 59-year-old male with recurrent diffuse large B-cell lymphoma presenting with Pancoast syndrome. WHY SHOULD AN EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN BE AWARE OF THIS?: Cancer is an uncommon cause of radicular neck pain but should be considered in the differential, particularly when constitutional complaints are also present...
September 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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