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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631645/primary-leptomeningeal-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-a-difficult-entity-to-diagnose
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Jyothy Sehgal, Murthy Murali Krishna Jagarlapudi, Murthy V R K Tenneti, Syed Ameer Basha, Sundaram Challa
A 25-year-old male presented with difficulty in walking, loss of vision, and seizures. A clinical possibility of craniospinal meningeal pathology was considered. On computed tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging, there was an enhancement of leptomeninges with few ring-enhancing lesions in both frontal lobes and right frontoparietal region. He was evaluated for low backache and occipital headache 2½ years earlier and was found to have communicating hydrocephalus on CT scan. He underwent ventriculoperitoneal shunt and was followed up with CT scans...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598460/hypercalcemia-due-to-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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S Chaudhary, J P Sah
Hypercalcemia is a rare metabolic disorder associated with hyperparathyroidism, malignancy and various other causes. Although common in adult malignancies, hypercalcemia is rare in pediatrics and purports poor prognosis. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is rare with no reported hypercalcemic presentation. We present here a case of hypercalcemia in a child of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. A 10 year girl presented with backache for 1 month, epistaxis, cough, chest-pain for 1 week alongwith anorexia and weight loss. Investigations revealed anemia and hypercalcemia (23mg/dl; normal range 9-11 mg/dl) with hyperphosphatemia, normal parathyroid levels...
January 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598047/awareness-and-outcome-of-changing-trends-in-clinical-profile-of-dengue-fever-a-retrospective-analysis-of-dengue-epidemic-from-january-to-december-2014-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Jitendra Singh, Anju Dinkar, Virendra Atam, D Himanshu, Kamlesh Kumar Gupta, Kauser Usman, Ravi Misra
BACKGROUND: Dengue fever is caused by mosquito-borne arboviral infection that has become a public health concern globally. Recently, an alarming rise of dengue has also been seen in India. Hence the study was undertaken to know profile of clinical manifestations and laboratory findings during the evolution of dengue fever. METHODS: In this study, retrospective data analysis was done in 216 seropositive dengue patients admitted between January to December 2014 in department of medicine at a north Indian care hospital...
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586588/outcome-analysis-of-two-different-injection-solutions-for-epidural-injection-in-radicular-lumbar-backache-syndromes
#4
Muhammad Saqib, Sajid Nazir Bhatti, Muhammad Ayaz Khan, Khalid Samad, Muhammad Mukhtar Khan, Ehtisham Mukhtar Khan Afridi, Rubaiqa Khan, Muhammad Imran Khan
OBJECTIVE: Backache is a significant source of disability and suffering in our society. The treatment modalities need continued enhancement in order to achieve the desired goals of lowering morbidity and financial losses while improving the response of the patient. METHODS: This prospective comparative study was conducted at the department of Orthopaedics and Spine Surgery, Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar from July 2013 to June 2015. Two interventional groups were designated; Group 1 was comprised of 54 patients who were injected with epidural bupivacaine plus methylprednisolone while Group 2 included 55 patients who were injected with bupivacaine only...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573238/kirkia-acuminata-oliv-a-review-of-its-ethnobotany-and-pharmacology
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Alfred Maroyi
BACKGROUND: Local communities in sub-Saharan Africa have a long history of medicinal plant usage. Like in other parts of the developing world, rural and urban communities are still dependent on herbal medicines for primary health care, and the use of herbal medicines is still an integral part of their daily life and socio-cultural life style. The objective of this paper is to summarise information on the ethnobotany and pharmacology of Kirkia acuminata Oliv. throughout its distributional range...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553382/klippel-feil-syndrome-associated-with-sacral-agenesis-low-lying-cord-lipomyelomeningocele-and-split-cord-malformation-presenting-with-tethered-cord-syndrome-pentads-neural-tube-defects-spread-along-whole-spinal-axis
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Guru Dutta Satyarthee, Amandeep Kumar
Neural tube defects are congenital development anomaly of the central nervous system and usually have relatively more predilection to affect at anterior and posterior neuropore embryological development sites, so usually one or two defects are commonly encountered. However, occurrence of simultaneous multiple neural tube defects is very rare, presence of constellation of five neural defects is extremely rare, and all defects add up together to produce gross neurological deficit. We present an interesting case of a 23-year-old male who presented with history of lower backache and noticed wasting and weakness of lower limbs associated with difficulty in walking for the last 2 years but had no associated sphincter disturbances...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534220/is-decompressive-surgery-the-only-treatment-option-a-case-series-of-patients-with-spinal-tuberculosis-in-advanced-pregnancy
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Ashok K Rathod, Vishwajeet Singh, Prateek Patil, Hemant Singh
PURPOSE: To present cases of spinal tuberculosis in advanced pregnancy treated on anti-tuberculous drug regimen with successful outcome and proposing alternative paradigm to surgical decompression. A case series of five patients in stages of advanced pregnancy with neurologic deterioration and spinal tuberculosis were reported and treated. METHODS: Five patients with backache in advanced stages of pregnancy were reported. Patients were diagnosed as cases of spinal tuberculosis on further imaging studies...
May 22, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484552/isolated-lumbar-intradural-extra-medullary-spinal-cysticercosis-simulating-tarlov-cyst
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Sumit Bansal, Ashish Suri, Mehar Chand Sharma, Aanchal Kakkar
Spinal cysticercosis is a very uncommon manifestation of neurocysticercosis, which is caused by the larvae of Taenia solium. Here, we present a rare case of isolated lumbar intradural extramedullary neurocysticercosis, initially thought to be Tarlov cyst. A 40-year-old man, presented with low backache for 1-year with radiation of pain to right leg for 3 months. The patient was treated successfully with the surgical removal of the cyst, followed by medical treatment. Spinal neurocysticercosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis in high-risk populations, with new symptoms suggestive of a spinal mass lesion...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446840/musculoskeletal-morbidity-among-construction-workers-a-cross-sectional-community-based-study
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Gopireddy M M Reddy, B Nisha, Thangaraj G Prabhushankar, V Vishwambhar
BACKGROUND: Construction industry is one of the stable growing industries in India. People working in construction industries are at a risk of various occupational diseases. Musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) is the single largest cause of work-related illness, accounting for over 33% of all newly reported occupational illnesses in the general population and approximately 77% in construction workers. In spite of the high prevalence and wide range of adverse consequences, the studies highlighting the burden and impact of musculoskeletal morbidities are very scarce in India...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413556/totally-cystic-intradural-schwannoma-in-thoracic-region
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Sushil Kumar, Raghavendra Gupta, Amit Handa, Rohan Sinha
Spinal schwannomas are benign intradural extramedullary tumors arising from spinal nerve root sheath. They are usually solid or heterogeneously solid. Totally cystic schwannomas are rare entities. Herein, we report a 60-year-old male presenting with backache radiating along the chest wall and weakness of both lower limbs. He had spastic paraparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a cystic mass in the thoracic region. At operation, the cystic mass was seen to be attached to D4 dorsal rootlets. It was excised in toto and histopathology confirmed it to be a schwannoma...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397575/physical-and-psychological-morbidities-among-selected-antenatal-females-in-kegalle-district-of-sri-lanka-a-cross-sectional-study
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I N S Herath, A Balasuriya, S Sivayogan
While motherhood is often a positive and satisfying experience, for some women, it is linked with suffering and ill-health. A woman should be able to feel physically and mentally content during pregnancy. Discomforts in pregnancy may be considered as insignificant by the physician. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine physical and psychological morbidities among primigravid antenatal females in the Kegalle District, Sri Lanka. A sample of 1017 second and third trimester primigravid antenatal females selected by a two-stage probability proportional to size cluster sampling method, were assessed for physical and psychological problems...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388808/needle-gauge-and-tip-designs-for-preventing-post-dural-puncture-headache-pdph
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REVIEW
Ingrid Arevalo-Rodriguez, Luis Muñoz, Natalia Godoy-Casasbuenas, Agustín Ciapponi, Jimmy J Arevalo, Sabine Boogaard, Marta Roqué I Figuls
BACKGROUND: Post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) is one of the most common complications of diagnostic and therapeutic lumbar punctures. PDPH is defined as any headache occurring after a lumbar puncture that worsens within 15 minutes of sitting or standing and is relieved within 15 minutes of the patient lying down. Researchers have suggested many types of interventions to help prevent PDPH. It has been suggested that aspects such as needle tip and gauge can be modified to decrease the incidence of PDPH...
April 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383230/a-foreign-man-with-headache-and-backache
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Per Kristian Skorpen, Hanne Thoresen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363928/atraumatic-versus-traumatic-lumbar-puncture-needles-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-protocol
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Siddharth Nath, Jetan H Badhiwala, Waleed Alhazzani, Farshad Nassiri, Emilie Belley-Cote, Alex Koziarz, Ashkan Shoamanesh, Laura Banfield, Wieslaw Oczkowski, Mike Sharma, Demetrios Sahlas, Kesava Reddy, Forough Farrokhyar, Sheila Singh, Sunjay Sharma, Nicole Zytaruk, Magdy Selim, Saleh A Almenawer
INTRODUCTION: Lumbar puncture is one of the oldest and most commonly performed procedures in medicine, used to diagnose and treat disease. Headache following lumbar puncture remains a frequent complication, causing significant patient discomfort and often requiring narcotic analgesia or invasive therapy. Needle tip design has been proposed to affect the incidence of headache postlumbar puncture, with pencil-point 'atraumatic' needles thought to reduce its incidence in comparison to bevelled 'traumatic' needles...
March 31, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328817/retrospective-analysis-of-the-overt-proteinuria-diabetic-kidney-disease-in-the-treatment-of-modified-shenzhuo-formula-for-2-years
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Hongdong Chen, Jing Guo, Xuemin Zhao, Xinhui He, Zhongchen He, Linhua Zhao, Xiaolin Tong
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the 2-year effectiveness of modified Shenzhuo formula in the treatment of overt proteinuria diabetic kidney disease (DKD).Patients diagnosed with type 2 DKD in the clinical research database of Prof Xiaolin Tong (>20,000 data points) with >1-year follow-up were screened for this study. Patients' demographic data, chief complaint, present illness, past history, allergic history, personal history, family history, test results, tongue images, pulse information, and prescription information at 1, 1...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318414/the-prevalence-of-self-reported-premenstrual-symptoms-and-evaluation-of-regular-exercise-with-premenstrual-symptoms-among-female-employees-in-taiwan
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Su-Ying Tsai, Fu-Chen Kuo, Hsin-Chih Kuo, Li-Ling Liao
Few studies have focused on premenstrual symptoms in employees. This study explored the prevalence of premenstrual symptoms in 7,193 female employees aged 18-55 years in a large electronics manufacturer in Taiwan from August 2014 to December 2014 and examined whether regular exercise was associated with premenstrual symptoms. Information was collected on demographics, lifestyle, menstrual history, menstrual pain, and premenstrual symptoms. Half of the participants reported irregular menstruation; 79.4% reported a moderate menstruation amount, and half reported little impact of menstrual pain at work...
March 20, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286651/trajectories-of-a-set-of-ten-functional-somatic-symptoms-from-adolescence-to-middle-age
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Tapio Nummi, Pekka Virtanen, Päivi Leino-Arjas, Anne Hammarström
BACKGROUND: Functional somatic symptoms (FSS), or symptoms without a clear medical explanation are a considerable challenge for health care systems. There is no general consensus as to which symptoms should be regarded functional. Few longitudinal studies on the development of FSS exist and these have mainly been based on the assumption that the factorial structure of a FSS scores variable remains invariant over time. When the analysis covers longer periods of the life course, this may be challenged...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272070/epidemiology-of-mental-disability-using-indian-disability-evaluation-assessment-scale-among-general-population-in-an-urban-area-of-puducherry-india
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S G Kumar, K C Premarajan, S Kattimani, S S Kar
BACKGROUND: There is paucity of information on epidemiology of mental disability in India. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess mental disability, and to study the association between sociodemographic and comorbid chronic conditions with mental disability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This community-based cross-sectional study was conducted among ≥5 years age group in an urban area attached to a Tertiary Care Medical Institute in Puducherry, India...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142015/orthopedic-ophthalmic-and-psychiatric-diseases-primarily-affect-activity-limitation-for-japanese-males-and-females-based-on-the-comprehensive-survey-of-living-conditions
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Tomoya Myojin, Toshiyuki Ojima, Keiko Kikuchi, Eisaku Okada, Yosuke Shibata, Mieko Nakamura, Shuji Hashimoto
BACKGROUND: Healthy life expectancy (HLE) is used as one of the primary objectives of fundamental health promotion plans and social development plans. Activity limitation is used to calculate HLE, but little study has been done to identify determinants of activity limitation in order to extend HLE. The purpose of this study is to identify diseases and injuries that commonly lead to activity limitation to prioritize countermeasures against activity limitation. METHODS: We used anonymous data from the 2007 "Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions," collected by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan according to the Statistics Act, Article 36...
February 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127377/synovial-chondromatosis-of-dorsal-spine-case-report-of-rare-pathological-entity-and-review
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Raviraj S Ghorpade, Yadhu K Lokanath
Synovial chondromatosis is an uncommon benign condition of metaplastic and focal formation of cartilage in the intimal layer of synovial membrane of joints with extremely low risk of malignant potential. Disease process is typically monoarticular predominantly involving large joints and spinal involvement being a very rare event. We report 31-year-old male patient who presented with history of low backache, left lower limb pain, difficulty in micturition since 8 months and difficulty in walking since 2 months ...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
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