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Ichiro Chihara, Satoshi Nitta, Tomokazu Kimura, Shuya Kandori, Takashi Kawahara, Natsui Waku, Takahiro Kojima, Akira Joraku, Jun Miyazaki, Hitoshi Iwasaki, Hiroaki Suzuki, Koji Kawai, Hiroyuki Nishiyama
We reported two cases of hyperthyroidism that developed during induction chemotherapy for advanced germ cell tumors with high serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels. Case 1 : An 18-year-old man with mediastinal choriocarcinoma complained of tachycardia and tremor. His pretreatment serum hCG level was 1.37 million mIU/ml. The free thyroxine (fT4) level measured on day 2 of the first course of bleomycin, etoposide and cisplatin (BEP) was elevated to 7.8 ng/dl (<1.7 ng/dl), whereasthe thyroidstimulating hormone (TSH) level was undetectable...
September 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
Joseph J Zechlinski, Robert A Hieb
Lumbar sympathectomy was historically a mainstay of treatment for arterial occlusive disease and other vasospastic disorders, before the development of contemporary arterial reconstructive procedures either by surgical or endovascular means. Today, percutaneous methods of sympathetic blockade are possible using chemical neurolytic or ablative modalities. Lumbar sympathetic neurolysis is generally reserved for those patients with ischemic rest pain in the setting of nonreconstructable arterial occlusive disease, although patients with complex regional pain syndrome, peripheral neuralgia, vasospastic disorders, and various other disease states such as plantar hyperhydrosis may also benefit...
June 2016: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Rahul Nagar, Suneel Singh Sengar
Iontophoresis is defined as passing of an ionized substance through intact skin by application of direct electric current. Tap water iontophoresis is reliable and effective method for treatment of palmar and plantar hyperhydrosis when practiced with appropriate technique and timing. One of the major setback for using iontophoresis is that the apparatus is expensive and is not readily available. A simple user-made Iontophoresis device have been described here, which could be easily constructed and used at home...
January 2016: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
Júlia Szabó, Dénes Zádori, Edina Tímea Varga, László Vécsei
Anomalies of the corpus callosum are the most frequent malformations of the central nervous system. The triad of spontaneous periodic hypothermia and hyperhydrosis with the agenesis of corpus callosum is described as Shapiro syndrome. Shapiro syndrome is a very rare condition and it can occur in every age group. The presence of agenesis of corpus callosum is not a strict criteria of the syndrome; the most important presenting symptom is paroxysmal hypothermia. Although the definite cause of recurrent hypothermia is unknown, dysfunction of the hypothalamus is suspected...
February 14, 2016: Orvosi Hetilap
Mikel Gray
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September 2014: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
Teresa Tuttolomondo, Mario Licata, Claudio Leto, Valentina Savo, Giuseppe Bonsangue, Maria Letizia Gargano, Giuseppe Venturella, Salvatore La Bella
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The area of the "Monte Sicani Regional Park" (Central Western Sicily, southern Italy) has been quantitatively and extensively investigated in an ethnobotanical study for the first time. A total of 108 wild species are used for medicinal purposes, while, according to our study, the uses of 9 species have not previously been reported in ethnobotanical studies in Italy (e.g., the use of Kickxia elatine (L.) Dumort. for the treatment of hyperhydrosis of the feet, the use of Lavatera agrigentina Tineo for cough and bronchitis)...
May 14, 2014: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
A E Hawlik, R W Freudenmann, E H Pinkhardt, C J Schönfeldt-Lecuona, M Gahr
OBJECTIVE: Botulinum toxin (BTX) plays an important role in the treatment and prophylaxis of migraine and is also used for the treatment of focal dystonia, spasm, hypersalivation, and hyperhydrosis. Recent clinical trials suggest that BTX treatment of muscles involved in the development of negative emotions may also have an antidepressant effect. This article gives a systematic review of the literature regarding BTX in the treatment of major depression. METHODS: We screened the databases of Medline and Scopus using the search terms [("botulinum toxin" OR "botox") AND ("antidepressant" OR "depression" OR "depressed")]...
February 2014: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
Jong-Suep Baek, Chan-Ju Hwang, Hyo-Won Jung, Yong-Ki Park, Young-Ho Kim, Jong-Seong Kang, Cheong-Weon Cho
KOB extracts are a polyherbal medicine had been prescribed for the treatment of hyperhydrosis and allergic diseases such as allergic asthma and rhinitis in oriental clinics. Therefore, the pharmacokinetic studies of the KOB extract administered orally to normal rats and rhinitis-induced rats to understand the correlation of the efficacy and plasma concentration of KOB in patients of allergic rhinitis in future were performed. The study was conducted according to administration for pure baicalin in normal rats, baicalin in KOB extract in normal rats and rhinitis-induced rats...
September 2014: Drug Delivery
Grerk Sutamtewagul, Vineeta Sood, Kenneth Nugent
"Bath salts" is a well known street drug which can cause several cardiovascular and neuropsychiatric symptoms. However, only one case of acute kidney injury has been reported in the literature. We present a case with sympathomimetic syndrome, choreoathetosis, gustatory and olfactory hallucinations, and acute kidney injury following the use of bath salts. A 37-year-old man with past medical history of hypertension and depression was brought to the emergency center with body shaking. Three days before admission he injected 3 doses of bath salts intravenously and felt eye pain with blurry vision followed by a metallic taste, strange smells, profuse sweating, and body shaking...
January 2014: Clinical Nephrology
Yasemin Topcu, Erhan Bayram, Pakize Karaoglu, Uluc Yis, Semra Hiz Kurul
Shapiro syndrome is an extremely rare condition consisting the clinical triad of recurrent hypothermia, hyperhydrosis and agenesis of the corpus callosum. On the other hand, reverse Shapiro's sydrome is characterized periodic hyperthermia and agenesis of the corpus callosum. Here, we describe a 3.5-year-old girl with complete agenesis of corpus callosum presenting with recurrent fever and vomiting. She also had hypothermia attacks with accompanying diaphoresis. To the best of our knowledge, there is no described case with episodes of hyperthermia, hypothermia, and vomiting associated with agenesis of the corpus callosum...
October 2013: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
Murat Oncel, Güven Sadi Sunam, Esref Erdem, Yüksel Dereli, Bekir Tezcan, Kazim Gürol Akyol
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this retrospective study was to evaluate the outcomes of bilateral video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy for primary hyperhydrosis. METHODS: Between January 2007 and December 2011, a total of 335 patients (192 male, 143 female, mean age 28.3 years) who underwent bilateral thoracoscopic sympathectomy for primary hyperhydrosis were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS: Hyperhydrosis occurred in the palmar and axillary region in 175 (52...
May 2013: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
Nienke A G Lankheet, Alwin D R Huitema, Henk Mallo, Sandra Adriaansz, John B A G Haanen, Jan H M Schellens, Jos H Beijnen, Christian U Blank
BACKGROUND: Hand-foot syndrome (HFS) is a side effect of sunitinib with considerable impact on quality of life. Seasonal variation and hyperhydrosis are possibly correlated to occurrence of HFS. Therefore, we proposed to study the prevalence of HFS in different seasons retrospectively and to study the relationship between sunitinib sweat secretion and HFS prospectively. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort of 19 patients treated with sunitinib was used to determine seasonal prevalence of HFS...
December 2013: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
A I Minko, I V Linskiĭ, V N Kuz'minov, E S Samoĭlova, V V Goloshchapov, K A Artemchuk
Cytoflavin was used in the complex detoxification of 30 alcohol-dependent patients and 30 patients of the comparison group who did not receive this drug. It has been shown that cytoflavin promotes the regression of alcohol withdrawal symptoms, including arterial hypertension, tachycardia, nausea, vomiting, hyperhydrosis, tremor, the severity of head and headache. At the same time, cytoflavin significantly reduces the total score on the CIWA-Ar scale and severity of an autonomic component of pathological alcohol craving to the fifth day of treatment...
2013: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
Shaun D Rodgers, John A Engler, Noel L Perin
Plantar hyperhydrosis is a disabling condition of excessive, symmetric, focal sweating of the feet with social, psychological, and medical implications. Treatment options include topical agents, iontophoresis, botulinum toxin injection, and surgical disruption of the lumbar sympathetic chain. Surgical corridors include transperitoneal and retroperitoneal approaches. We report our technique with a novel minimally invasive lateral retroperitoneal approach commonly used for lateral interbody fusions. The lateral approach for sectioning of the sympathetic chain in the treatment of hyperhydrosis appears safe...
July 2013: Neurosurgical Focus
L Guilloton, G Demarquay, L Quesnel, F De Charry, A Drouet, F Zagnoli
INTRODUCTION: Harlequin phenomenon is characterized by a strictly unilateral erythrosis of the face with flushing and hyperhydrosis, and controlaterally a pale anhydrotic aspect. This syndrome can occur alone or associated to other dysautonomic phenomena such as Horner syndrome, Adie syndrome or Ross syndrome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report three cases: two patients presented a Harlequin sign, associated with Horner syndrome for one and Ross syndrome for the second...
November 2013: Revue Neurologique
Thomas Carter, Stephen O'Neill, Neil Johns, Richard R W Brady
BACKGROUND: Use of smartphones and medical mHealth applications (apps) within the clinical environment provides a potential means for delivering elements of vascular care. This article reviews the contemporary availability of apps specifically themed to major vascular diseases and the opportunities and concerns regarding their integration into practice. METHODS: Smartphone apps relating to major vascular diseases were identified from the app stores for the 6 most popular smartphone platforms, including iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows, and Samsung...
August 2013: Annals of Vascular Surgery
David Crosiers, Barbara Pickut, Jessie Theuns, Peter Paul De Deyn, Christine Van Broeckhoven, Pablo Martinez-Martin, K Ray Chaudhuri, Patrick Cras
BACKGROUND: Non-motor symptoms (NMS) in Parkinson's disease (PD) are frequent, increase the patients' disability and have an important negative impact on their quality of life. METHODS: We used a Dutch translation of the Non-Motor Symptoms Questionnaire (NMSQuest) to identify NMS in a population of 215 Belgian PD patients. RESULTS: A median number of 8 NMS was reported per patient. Urinary urgency (59.2 %), nocturia (56.9 %), insomnia (45...
2012: American Journal of Neurodegenerative Disease
Domenico M Romeo, Oliviero Bruni, Claudia Brogna, Raffaele Ferri, Carmen Galluccio, Valentina De Clemente, Monica Di Jorio, Michela Quintiliani, Daniela Ricci, Eugenio Mercuri
BACKGROUND: The Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children (SDSC) was originally validated on a sample of healthy children aged 6-16 years, investigating the occurrence of sleep disorders during the previous 6 months. AIMS: The aim of this new study was to assess the psychometric properties of the SDSC in an Italian population of preschool children. METHODS: The SDSC was distributed to the primary caregivers of children recruited via nurseries. Letters describing the study design and requesting the co-operation of the caregivers (parents) and co-signed by the investigators and by the head teacher were distributed with the questionnaire and collected by the teachers...
July 2013: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
Akos Kocsis, László Agócs, Szilárd Kostic, Bernadett Lévay, Klára Török, Ferenc Rényi-Vámos
INTRODUCTION: The procedure of the ETS is carried out by two ports, a videothoracoscop and a diathermy instrument are introduced into the pleural cavity. After the identification of the sympathetic chain, the relevant ganglia are divided or excised. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 22 patient underwent bilateral video assisted thoracoscopic T2-T4 sympathectomy in a half-way sitting position for palmar and axillary hyperhydrosis between December 2008 and January 2011. RESULTS: 5 male and 17 female patients with a mean age of 39...
October 2012: Magyar Sebészet
Clemens Bloetzer, Pierre-Yves Jeannet, Bryan Lynch, Christopher J Newman
AIM: Determine the frequency and predictors of sleep disorders in boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). METHOD: Cross-sectional study by postal questionnaire. Sleep disturbances were assessed using the Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children (validated on 1157 healthy children). A total sleep score and six sleep disturbance factors representing the most common sleep disorders were computed. Potential associations between pathological scores and personal, medical and environmental factors were assessed...
December 2012: Acta Paediatrica
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