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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436307/cancers-of-the-major-salivary-gland
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Eugene Son, Aru Panwar, Charles H Mosher, Daniel Lydiatt
Salivary gland malignancies are rare tumors that comprise multiple histologic entities with diverse clinical behavior. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma is the most frequent primary salivary malignancy, followed by adenoid cystic and acinic cell carcinoma. Although most salivary malignancies are asymptomatic, presentation with a rapidly enlarging mass may be accompanied by pain, functional neurologic deficits, soft-tissue invasion, or nodal enlargement. Assessment of clinical behavior and physical exam greatly contributes to diagnostic workup...
February 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432246/evaluation-and-management-of-the-child-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Nicole Baumer, Sarah J Spence
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder defined by deficits in social communication and the presence of restricted and repetitive behaviors and interests. This article provides the tools to diagnose and manage patients with autism spectrum disorder. RECENT FINDINGS: Autism spectrum disorder is a heterogeneous condition with varying presentations, multiple etiologies, and a number of comorbidities that impact the course and management of the disorder...
February 2018: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431405/hyperosmolar-hyperglycemic-state
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Gregg D Stoner
Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state is a life-threatening emergency manifested by marked elevation of blood glucose and hyperosmolarity with little or no ketosis. Although there are multiple precipitating causes, underlying infections are the most common. Other causes include certain medications, nonadherence to therapy, undiagnosed diabetes mellitus, substance abuse, and coexisting disease. In children and adolescents, hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state is often present when type 2 diabetes is diagnosed. Physical findings include profound dehydration and neurologic symptoms ranging from lethargy to coma...
December 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431404/hoarseness-in-adults
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Steven A House, Eric L Fisher
Hoarseness is a common presentation in primary care practices. Combined with other voice-related changes, it falls under the umbrella diagnosis of dysphonia. Hoarseness has a number of causes, ranging from simple inflammatory processes to less common psychiatric disorders to more serious systemic, neurologic, or cancerous conditions. Medication-induced hoarseness is common and should be considered. The initial evaluation begins with a targeted history and physical examination, while also looking for signs of potential systemic etiologies...
December 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430447/mechanisms-involved-in-brain-dysfunction-in-mechanically-ventilated-critically-ill-patients-implications-and-therapeutics
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REVIEW
Marc Turon, Sol Fernández-Gonzalo, Candelaria de Haro, Rudys Magrans, Josefina López-Aguilar, Lluís Blanch
Critical illness may lead to significant long-term neurological morbidity and patients frequently develop neuropsychological disturbances including acute delirium or memory impairment after intensive care unit (ICU) discharge. Mechanical ventilation (MV) is a risk factor to the development of adverse neurocognitive outcomes. Patients undergoing MV for long periods present neurologic impairment with memory and cognitive alteration. Delirium is considered an acute form of brain dysfunction and its prevalence rises in mechanically ventilated patients...
January 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429882/mepivacaine-spinal-anesthesia-facilitates-rapid-recovery-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-compared-to-bupivacaine
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M Chad Mahan, Toufic R Jildeh, Troy N Tenbrunsel, Jason J Davis
BACKGROUND: Mepivacaine as a spinal anesthetic for rapid recovery in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has not been assessed. The purpose of this study is to compare spinal mepivacaine vs bupivacaine for postoperative measures in patients undergoing primary TKA. METHODS: Retrospective review of a prospectively collected single-institution database was performed on 156 consecutive patients who underwent primary TKA. Fifty-three patients were administered mepivacaine and 103 patients were administered bupivacaine...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429781/high-prevalence-and-incidence-of-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-in-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-results-from-a-five-year-prospective-cohort-study
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Isabella Walter-Höliner, Daniela Seick Barbarini, Jürg Lütschg, Anya Blassnig-Ezeh, Ulrike Zanier, Christoph H Saely, Burkhard Simma
BACKGROUND: In this prospective cohort study, we investigated the prevalence of diabetic peripheral neuropathy at baseline and after five years of follow-up in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus using both measurements of nerve conduction velocity and clinical neurological examination. METHODS: A total of 38 patients who underwent insulin pump or intensive insulin therapy were included. The subjects averaged 12.6 ± 2.4 years of age and their diabetes duration averaged 5...
December 13, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405761/guided-imagery-improves-mood-fatigue-and-quality-of-life-in-individuals-with-multiple-sclerosis-an-exploratory-efficacy-trial-of-healing-light-guided-imagery
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Laura K Case, Paula Jackson, Revere Kinkel, Paul J Mills
Multiple sclerosis is a disabling and progressive neurological disease that has significant negative effects on health-related quality of life. This exploratory efficacy study examined the effects of Healing Light Guided Imagery (HLGI), a novel variant of guided imagery, compared with a wait-list control in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Changes in the Beck Depression Inventory, Fatigue Severity Scale, and Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life instrument (physical and mental components) were compared between groups...
January 2018: J Evid Based Integr Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403305/spotlight-on-topographical-pressure-pain-sensitivity-maps-a-review
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REVIEW
Francisco Alburquerque-Sendín, Pascal Madeleine, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, Paula Rezende Camargo, Tania Fátima Salvini
Mechanical hyperalgesia defined as decreased pressure pain thresholds (PPTs) is commonly associated with pain. In this narrative review, we report the current state of the art within topographical pressure sensitivity maps. Such maps are based on multiple PPT assessments. The PPTs are assessed by an a priori defined grid with special focus on both spatial and temporal summation issues. The grid covers the muscle or the body region of interest using absolute or relative values determined from anatomical landmarks or anthropometric values...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385941/tarlov-cysts-in-a-woman-with-lumbar-pain
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Justin M Lantz, Kimiko A Yamada, Raymond J Hah
A 25-year-old woman presented to her primary care physician with thoracic spine pain; two weeks later, she returned to her primary care physician with lumbar spine pain that limited exercise and sitting for 30 minutes or less. The patient was referred to physical therapy for examination, then referred back to her primary care physician after complaints raised concern for a mass or other source of neurologic compression. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed and revealed 4 sacral perineural (Tarlov) cysts...
February 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362596/cerebrolysin-and-early-neurorehabilitation-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-prospective-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-study
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A Stan, C Birle, A Blesneag, M Iancu
Background - Stroke represents one of the most important causes of permanent physical or mental disability. A number of recent advances in recovery have reinforced the idea that pharmacological intervention combined with a specific rehabilitation therapy can reduce disability after stroke. Objective - The aim of this trial was to demonstrate the hypothesis that the association of pharmacological treatment with Cerebrolysin to early physical therapy can significantly stimulate the endogenous processes underlying the recovery after an ischemic stroke...
October 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343110/can-the-physical-environment-itself-influence-neurological-patient-activity
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Michelle M Shannon, Marie Elf, Leonid Churilov, John Olver, Alan Pert, Julie Bernhardt
PURPOSE: To evaluate if a changed physical environment following redesign of a hospital ward influenced neurological patient physical and social activity. METHODS: A "before and after" observational design was used that included 17 acute neurological patients pre-move (median age 77 (IQR 69-85) years Ward A and 20 post-move (median age 70 (IQR 57-81) years Ward B. Observations occurred for 1 day from 08.00-17.00 using Behavioral Mapping of patient physical and social activity, and location of that activity...
January 17, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326803/treatment-of-early-stages-hodgkin-lymphoma-during-pregnancy
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Agustin Avilés, Maria-Jesus Nambo, Natividad Neri
Background: To assess maternal and fetal outcome of women and newborns who received chemotherapy during pregnancy to treat Hodgkin lymphoma (HL)in early stages (IA, IIA), we performed a retrospective analysis of a cohort of 44 pregnant women with HL and early stages, diagnosed and treated between 1988 to 2013, at a tertiary reference cancer center. Methods: We analyzed data on HL characteristics and treatment, with a particular attention to maternal and fetal complications; in children, we performed a longer follow-up to detect any anomaly in physical development, scholar performance, psychological, cardiac, neurological function, and intelligence tests...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323240/engineered-3d-printed-artificial-axons
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Daniela Espinosa-Hoyos, Anna Jagielska, Kimberly A Homan, Huifeng Du, Travis Busbee, Daniel G Anderson, Nicholas X Fang, Jennifer A Lewis, Krystyn J Van Vliet
Myelination is critical for transduction of neuronal signals, neuron survival and normal function of the nervous system. Myelin disorders account for many debilitating neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis and leukodystrophies. The lack of experimental models and tools to observe and manipulate this process in vitro has constrained progress in understanding and promoting myelination, and ultimately developing effective remyelination therapies. To address this problem, we developed synthetic mimics of neuronal axons, representing key geometric, mechanical, and surface chemistry components of biological axons...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319133/the-assessment-of-testosterone-and-radioisotopic-index-of-bone-metabolism-and-bone-mineral-density-in-men-with-testosterone-deficiency-after-one-year-of-testosterone-therapy
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Wieslaw Tryniszewski, Grzegorz Kamiński, Zbigniew Maziarz, Michal Nowak, Mariusz Gadzicki, Maciej Radek
BACKGROUND: Testosterone deficiency in men is characterized by typical symptoms of hypogonadism and negative influence on the preservation of bone mass. In this study, we analysed the relationship between testosterone concentration and bone metabolism. Moreover, we assessed the impact of one-year compensation of testosterone deficiency in elderly men on bone metabolism and bone mineral density. Radioisotopic methods of bone metabolism assessment provide new research opportunities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Men with total testosterone concentration (TT) ≤ 3 ng/ml were included into this study...
January 10, 2018: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316888/the-preventive-effect-of-sensorimotor-and-vibration-exercises-on-the-onset-of-oxaliplatin-or-vinca-alkaloid-induced-peripheral-neuropathies-stop
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Fiona Streckmann, Maryam Balke, Helmar C Lehmann, Vanessa Rustler, Christina Koliamitra, Thomas Elter, Michael Hallek, Michael Leitzmann, Tilman Steinmetz, Petra Heinen, Freerk T Baumann, Wilhelm Bloch
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common and clinically relevant side effect of chemotherapy. Approximately 50% of all leukemia, lymphoma, colorectal- and breast cancer patients are affected. CIPN is induced by neurotoxic chemotherapeutic agents and can manifest with sensory and/or motor deficits. It is associated with significant disability and poor recovery. Common symptoms include pain, altered sensation, reduced or absent reflexes, muscle weakness, reduced balance control and insecure gait...
January 10, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313511/motor-deficit-outcome-in-patients-with-stroke-in-the-neurology-unit-of-the-befelatanana-university-hospital-in-antananarivo
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R S Razafindrasata, N F Rasaholiarison, J Razafimahefa, A D Tehindrazanarivelo
A stroke is the sudden onset of focal neurological deficits presumed to have mecanism vascular and is the leading cause of acquired motor disability in adults. To improve stroke management, we examined the motor disability of patients presenting with stroke, their course, and its determinant factors. This retrospective descriptive study reviewed case records from the neurology unit of the Befelatanana University Hospital from january to december 2015. We included all patients who had a stroke with motor impairment of any upper or lower limbs, with or without computed tomography of the brain, that is, 227 (36...
November 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275638/the-therapeutic-role-of-motor-imagery-during-the-acute-phase-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-pilot-study
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Marcel Moukarzel, Franck Di Rienzo, Jean-Claude Lahoud, Fadi Hoyek, Christian Collet, Aymeric Guillot, Nady Hoyek
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to measure physical and functional outcomes during the acute postoperative recovery in patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty. Motor imagery has been shown to decrease pain and promote functional recovery after both neurological and peripheral injuries. Yet, whether motor imagery can be included as an adjunct effective method into physical therapy programs following total knee arthroplasty remains a working hypothesis that we aim to test in a pilot study...
December 24, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238636/functional-outcome-of-neurologic-controlled-hal-exoskeletal-neurorehabilitation-in-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-a-pilot-with-one-year-treatment-and-variable-treatment-frequency
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Oliver Jansen, Thomas A Schildhauer, Renate C Meindl, Martin Tegenthoff, Peter Schwenkreis, Matthias Sczesny-Kaiser, Dennis Grasmücke, Christian Fisahn, Mirko Aach
Study Design: Longitudinal prospective study. Objectives: Whether 1-year HAL-BWSTT of chronic spinal cord injured patients can improve independent ambulated mobility further as a function of training frequency, after an initial 3-month training period. Methods: Eight patients with chronic SCI were enrolled. They initially received full standard physical therapy and neurorehabilitation in the acute/subacute posttrauma phase. During this trial, all patients first underwent a daily (5 per week) HAL-BWSTT for 12 weeks...
December 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237657/rare-side-effect-of-adjuvant-ipilimumab-after-surgical-resection-of-melanoma-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Rohini J Patel, Michael A Liu, Akshay Amaraneni, Simran K Sindhu
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a life-threatening neurological disorder that presents with rapid ascending paralysis and areflexia. Guillain-Barré syndrome is traditionally associated with infections from a gastrointestinal or respiratory tract source. We report the case of a 71-year-old man with melanoma who was treated with ipilimumab as adjuvant immunotherapy and subsequently developed Guillain-Barré syndrome. The diagnosis was made clinically through physical exam findings. He was successfully treated with a combination of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy and corticosteroids...
December 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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