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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321081/metoclopramide-induced-serotonin-syndrome
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Taku Harada, Takanobu Hirosawa, Kouhei Morinaga, Taro Shimizu
A 40-year-old woman with bipolar disorder who was taking mirtazapine presented with mydriasis, abnormal diaphoresis, myoclonus and muscle rigidity after taking metocloplamide. Her medical history, which included the use of serotonergic agents, and the presence of symptoms including myoclonus and muscle rigidity were consistent with a diagnosis of serotonin syndrome (SS) according to the Hunter criteria. The symptoms diminished following three days of treatment with oral lorazepam and cyproheptadine and a reduced dose of mirtazapine...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315806/paroxysmal-nonepileptic-events-in-children-with-epilepsy
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Yuji Ito, Hiroyuki Kidokoro, Tamiko Negoro, Masaharu Tanaka, Yu Okai, Yoko Sakaguchi, Chikako Ogawa, Tomoya Takeuchi, Atsuko Ohno, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Tomohiko Nakata, Satoshi Maesawa, Kazuyoshi Watanabe, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Jun Natsume
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to clarify the characteristics of paroxysmal nonepileptic events (PNEs) suspected as being epileptic seizures by families of children with epilepsy. METHODS: The video-EEG (vEEG) recordings of habitual paroxysmal events in children with epilepsy at Nagoya University Hospital between October 2006 and January 2016 were reviewed. Based on the doctor's suspicion before the vEEG, the PNEs were divided into two groups that included PNEs suspected as epileptic seizures and PNEs suspected as PNEs...
February 27, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314910/the-relationship-between-the-dopaminergic-system-and-depressive-symptoms-in-cervical-dystonia
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E Zoons, M A J Tijssen, Y E M Dreissen, J D Speelman, M Smit, J Booij
PURPOSE: Cervical dystonia (CD) is associated with tremor/jerks (50%) and psychiatric complaints (17-70%). The dopaminergic system has been implicated in the pathophysiology of CD in animal and imaging studies. Dopamine may be related to the motor as well as non-motor symptoms of CD. CD is associated with reduced striatal dopamine D2/3 (D2/3) receptor and increased dopamine transporter (DAT) binding. There are differences in the dopamine system between CD patients with and without jerks/tremor and psychiatric symptoms...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306573/redefining-progressive-encephalomyelitis-with-rigidity-and-myoclonus-after-the-discovery-of-antibodies-to-glycine-receptors
#4
Sarah J Crisp, Bettina Balint, Angela Vincent
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review highlights the recent discovery of antibodies to glycine receptor (GlyR-Ab) and discusses the relationship between these antibodies and neurological disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: Since the initial description in 2008 of antibodies to glycine receptors (GlyR-Abs) in a patient with progressive encephalomyelitis with rigidity and myoclonus (PERM), these antibodies have been found in PERM and in some patients with a variety of stiff person spectrum (SPS) or related disorders...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300031/epileptic-spasms-in-congenital-disorders-of-glycosylation
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Andreia G Pereira, Nadia Bahi-Buisson, Christine Barnerias, Nathalie Boddaert, Rima Nabbout, Pascale de Lonlay, Anna Kaminska, Monika Eisermann
Congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG) are a group of rare metabolic diseases, characterized by impaired glycosylation of proteins and lipids. Multisystemic involvement is common and neurological impairment is notably severe and disabling, concerning the central and peripheral nervous system. Epilepsy is frequent, but detailed electroclinical description is rare. We describe, retrospectively, the electroclinical features in five children with CDG syndrome and epileptic spasms. Epileptic spasms were observed in patients with CDG Ik, Ic, Ix, and Ip subtypes, and occurred at an early age, before 6 months in all cases, except one who had spasms that started at 18 months...
March 14, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298835/the-stretch-reflex-and-the-contributions-of-c-david-marsden
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REVIEW
Kalyan B Bhattacharyya
The stretch reflex or myotatic reflex refers to the contraction of a muscle in response to its passive stretching by increasing its contractility as long as the stretch is within physiological limits. For ages, it was thought that the stretch reflex was of short latency and it was synonymous with the tendon reflex, subserving the same spinal reflex arc. However, disparities in the status of the two reflexes in certain clinical situations led Marsden and his collaborators to carry out a series of experiments that helped to establish that the two reflexes had different pathways...
January 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291508/parecoxib-sodium-pretreatment-reduces-myoclonus-after-etomidate-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial%C3%A2
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Xiuze Li, Jun Liu, Mengjun Zhou, Chaojing Zhou
OBJECTIVE: Myoclonus induced by etomidate during induction of general anesthesia is a common phenomenon. This prospective, randomized, saline-controlled clinical study was performed to evaluate the effect of parecoxib sodium pretreatment on the incidence and severity of etomidate-induced myoclonus. METHODS: 60 patients, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status I or II, aged 20 to 60 years, who were scheduled to undergo elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy under general anesthesia, were allocated randomly into one of two groups to receive parecoxib sodium 40 mg intravenous (group P, n = 30) or the same volume of saline (group S, n = 30) 30 minutes before administration of etomidate (0...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290426/rapidly-progressive-dementia-with-myoclonus-not-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease
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M Saini, N M Varghese, Khin Hnin Su Wai, N K Loh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287071/auditory-seizures-in-autoimmune-epilepsy-a-case-with-anti-thyroid-antibodies
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Claudia Varrasi, Domizia Vecchio, Luca Magistrelli, Gionata Strigaro, Laura Tassi, Roberto Cantello
In its classic presentation, Hashimoto's encephalopathy is an acute-subacute complex neuropsychiatric syndrome with cognitive impairment, hallucinations, myoclonus, tremor or ataxia, associated with elevated anti-thyroid antibodies. Corticoids and immunotherapy are dramatically effective. However, in some cases, not all the associated features are presented and this delays diagnosis and appropriate treatment. We describe a man with abrupt onset of recurrent auditory seizures resulting in refractory non-convulsive status epilepticus...
March 8, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284883/etomidate-versus-propofol-sedation-for-complex-upper-endoscopic-procedures-a-prospective-double-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mi Gang Kim, Se Woo Park, Jae Hyun Kim, Jin Lee, Sea Hyub Kae, Hyun Joo Jang, Dong Hee Koh, Min Ho Choi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Although a growing body of evidence demonstrates that propofol-induced deep sedation can be effective and performed safely, cardiopulmonary adverse events have been frequently observed. Etomidate is a new emerging drug that provides hemodynamic and respiratory stability, even in high-risk patient groups. The objective of this study was to compare safety and efficacy profiles of etomidate and propofol for endoscopic sedation. METHODS: A total of 128 patients undergoing endoscopic ultrasound were randomized to receive either etomidate or propofol blinded administered by a registered nurse...
March 8, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273589/-selfie-epilepsy-a-novel-photosensitivity
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P M Brna, K G Gordon
PURPOSE: Photosensitivity is a well-described phenomenon; affecting a relatively small proportion of individuals with epilepsy. Typically people with photosensitive epilepsies are at risk of seizures induced by shimmering natural light, strobe lights and with particular patterns or flicker frequencies on television and video games. METHODS & RESULTS: We present a novel case of photosensitivity captured during video EEG monitoring showing reproducible photosensitivity with the ever-popular social phenomenon; the "selfie...
February 20, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269477/high-frame-rate-medical-quality-video-compression-for-tele-eeg
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Laurent Lambert, Syed Zahid Ahmed, Khalil Hachicha, Andrea Pinna, Patrick Garda
More and more, exams require medical images as a tool to diagnose pathologies. Thus, the transfer and storage of the exam data becomes a critical issue. To address this issue, an image compression algorithm called Waaves has been developed and certified for medical imaging. Our work in this paper deals with a scenario of EEG exams where video of the patient is also recorded in order to correctly diagnose myoclonus pathologies. To achieve this goal, the video needs to be of high quality and at frame rate of at least 100 frames per second...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266952/mri-sedation-for-patient-with-spinal-myoclonus
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Ravitej Bhat, Sudhir Venkataramaiah, Aarthi Swaminathan, Dhritiman Chakrabarti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265468/the-benefit-of-neuromuscular-blockade-in-patients-with-postanoxic-myoclonus-otherwise-obscuring-continuous-electroencephalography-ceeg
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Christopher R Newey, Alejandro Hornik, Meziane Guerch, Anantha Veripuram, Sushma Yerram, Agnieszka Ardelt
Introduction. Myoclonus status epilepticus is independently associated with poor outcome in coma patients after cardiac arrest. Determining if myoclonus is of cortical origin on continuous electroencephalography (CEEG) can be difficult secondary to the muscle artifact obscuring the underlying CEEG. The use of a neuromuscular blocker can be useful in these cases. Methods. Retrospective review of CEEG in patients with postanoxic myoclonus who received cisatracurium while being monitored. Results. Twelve patients (mean age: 53...
2017: Critical Care Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264719/the-efficacy-of-the-modified-atkins-diet-in-north-sea-progressive-myoclonus-epilepsy-an-observational-prospective-open-label-study
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Martje E van Egmond, Amerins Weijenberg, Margreet E van Rijn, Jan Willem J Elting, Jeannette M Gelauff, Rodi Zutt, Deborah A Sival, Roald A Lambrechts, Marina A J Tijssen, Oebele F Brouwer, Tom J de Koning
BACKGROUND: North Sea Progressive Myoclonus Epilepsy is a rare and severe disorder caused by mutations in the GOSR2 gene. It is clinically characterized by progressive myoclonus, seizures, early-onset ataxia and areflexia. As in other progressive myoclonus epilepsies, the efficacy of antiepileptic drugs is disappointingly limited in North Sea Progressive Myoclonus Epilepsy. The ketogenic diet and the less restrictive modified Atkins diet have been proven to be effective in other drug-resistant epilepsy syndromes, including those with myoclonic seizures...
March 7, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258082/dppx-antibody-associated-encephalitis-main-syndrome-and-antibody-effects
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Makoto Hara, Helena Ariño, Mar Petit-Pedrol, Lidia Sabater, Maarten J Titulaer, Eugenia Martinez-Hernandez, Marco W J Schreurs, Myrna R Rosenfeld, Francesc Graus, Josep Dalmau
OBJECTIVE: To report the main syndrome of dipeptidyl-peptidase-like protein 6 (DPPX) antibody-associated encephalitis, immunoglobulin G (IgG) subclass, and the antibody effects on DPPX/Kv4.2 potassium channels. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of new patients and cases reported since 2013 was performed. IgG subclass and effects of antibodies on cultured neurons were determined with described techniques. RESULTS: Nine new patients were identified (median age 57 years, range 36-69 years)...
March 3, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248914/creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-presenting-as-stroke-a-case-report-and-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Divya K Sharma, Mike Boggild, Annemarie W van Heuven, Richard P White
BACKGROUND: Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (CJD) is a human prion disease generally characterized by subacute changes in behavior and intellectual function, often followed by ataxia, vision changes, and myoclonus. Ten percent of cases may present atypically, both symptomatically and in respect to initial investigations. METHODS: We report a case of CJD mimicking acute stroke and review all similar cases in the magnetic resonance imaging era reported in English, identified through a PubMed and SCOPUS search...
March 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246588/intermittent-facial-spasms-as-the-presenting-sign-of-a-recurrent-pleomorphic-adenoma
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Rosalie A Machado, Sami P Moubayed, Azita Khorsandi, Juan C Hernandez-Prera, Mark L Urken
The intimate anatomical relationship of the facial nerve to the parotid parenchyma has a significant influence on the presenting signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of parotid neoplasms. However, to our knowledge, hyperactivity of this nerve, presenting as facial spasm, has never been described as the presenting sign or symptom of a parotid malignancy. We report a case of carcinoma arising in a recurrent pleomorphic adenoma of the left parotid gland (i.e., carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma) that presented with hemifacial spasms...
February 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239547/unmasking-of-myoclonus-by-lacosamide-in-generalized-epilepsy
#19
Daniel Birnbaum, Mohamad Koubeissi
Lacosamide is a new-generation antiseizure medication that is approved for use as an adjunctive treatment and monotherapy in focal epilepsy. Its use in generalized epilepsy, however, has not been adequately evaluated in controlled trials. We report a 67-year-old woman who experienced new-onset myoclonic seizures after initiation of lacosamide. We presume that she had an undiagnosed generalized epilepsy syndrome, likely juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Myoclonic seizures were not reported before introducing lacosamide and completely resolved after lacosamide was discontinued...
2017: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237853/familial-cortical-myoclonic-tremor-and-epilepsy-description-of-a-new-south-african-pedigree-with-30-year-follow-up
#20
Riaan van Coller, Anne-Fleur van Rootselaar, Clara Schutte, C H van der Meyden
AIM: The aims of this study were to report the index case of a South African family with cortical myoclonic tremor and epilepsy, to describe the pedigree with the clinical findings and results of additional investigations, and to report the unique follow-up evaluation of affected and unaffected family members after 30 years. METHODS: The index case led to evaluation of the clinical files of patients from 1978/1979 and clinical assessment and investigation of patients from this cohort as well as newly identified family members...
February 21, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
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