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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410263/volatile-sedation-in-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-a-case-report
#1
Michael Ramming, Joachim Bansbach, Christopher Beck, Johannes Kalbhenn
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is characterized by reversible multifocal narrowing of cerebral arteries heralded by sudden (thunderclap) headaches with or without neurological deficits, resolving within 3 months. It often occurs in the peripartum period. To date, the ideal treatment remains unclear.Here, we report the case of a 31-year-old primigravida who presented with intracranial hemorrhage and went on to develop RCVS and acute respiratory distress syndrome over the course of her illness...
April 13, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372869/a-pediatric-case-of-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-with-similar-radiographic%C3%A2-findings-to-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome
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Tomoya Kamide, Taishi Tsutsui, Kouichi Misaki, Hiroki Sano, Masanao Mohri, Naoyuki Uchiyama, Mitsutoshi Nakada
BACKGROUND: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome occurs predominantly in middle-aged women. Only nine pediatric cases of this syndrome have been reported. PATIENT DESCRIPTION: We present a ten-year-old boy with reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome with radiographic findings similar to those of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES). He presented with a thunderclap headache without a neurological deficit. Brain magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) revealed multifocal narrowing of the cerebral arteries, whereas magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with diffusion-weighted imaging and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery demonstrated hyperintense lesions in the occipital lobes and the left cerebellum...
February 20, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336503/tweet-for-behavior-change-using-social-media-for-the-dissemination-of-public-health-messages
#3
Aisling Gough, Ruth F Hunter, Oluwaseun Ajao, Anna Jurek, Gary McKeown, Jun Hong, Eimear Barrett, Marbeth Ferguson, Gerry McElwee, Miriam McCarthy, Frank Kee
BACKGROUND: Social media public health campaigns have the advantage of tailored messaging at low cost and large reach, but little is known about what would determine their feasibility as tools for inducing attitude and behavior change. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test the feasibility of designing, implementing, and evaluating a social media-enabled intervention for skin cancer prevention. METHODS: A quasi-experimental feasibility study used social media (Twitter) to disseminate different message "frames" related to care in the sun and cancer prevention...
March 23, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320115/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-in-puerperium-a-prospective-study
#4
Gian Paolo Anzola, Renato Brighenti, Milena Cobelli, Alessia Giossi, Sara Mazzucco, Silvia Olivato, Elisa Pari, Maria Paola Piras, Alessandro Padovani, Fabrizio Rinaldi, Giulia Turri
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is characterized by severe "thunderclap" headache, with or without associated neurological symptoms and neuroimaging findings of reversible vasoconstriction of cerebral arteries. Puerperium is a recognized precipitant, but the incidence of puerperal RCVS is unknown. We conducted a prospective study to assess incidence, risk factors and clinical features of RCVS. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Nine-hundred consecutive puerperae were prospectively enrolled within three days of delivery...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243973/presence-of-headache-and-headache-types-in-patients-with-tumors-of-the-sellar-region-can-surgery-solve-the-problem-results-of-a-prospective-single-center-study
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Sonja Siegel, Renata Weber Carneiro, Michael Buchfelder, Bernadette Kleist, Agnieszka Grzywotz, Rolf Buslei, Ulrike Bingel, Georg Brabant, Thomas Schenk, Ilonka Kreitschmann-Andermahr
PURPOSE: Headache is a common presenting feature of patients with pituitary adenomas and other tumors of the sellar region. However, at present, it still is unclear whether the headache is actually caused by the tumor. To explore whether there is a relation, we examined in detail the headache types, their relationship to the underlying pathology, and if the headache responded to neurosurgery in a prospective study design. METHODS: One hundred twelve patients with tumors of the sellar region scheduled for neurosurgery in a single center were analyzed for presence and quality of headache before surgery and at least 3 months after surgery...
February 27, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243503/hemorrhagic-primary-cns-angiitis-and-vasoconstrictive-drug-exposure
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Mehmet A Topcuoglu, Ruchira M Jha, Jacob George, Matthew P Frosch, Aneesh B Singhal
BACKGROUND: Primary angiitis of the CNS (PACNS) typically manifests with accumulating neurologic deficits from ischemic strokes. Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is an uncommon complication. There is limited knowledge about the risk factors and features of hemorrhagic PACNS. METHODS: We identified 49 patients (20 biopsy-proven) with PACNS diagnosed at our hospital from 1993 to 2015. We compared the features of hemorrhagic and nonhemorrhagic PACNS and analyzed the hemorrhagic PACNS cases in detail...
February 2017: Neurology. Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197843/copeptin-for-risk-stratification-in-non-traumatic-headache-in-the-emergency-setting-a-prospective-multicenter-observational-cohort-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Claudine Angela Blum, Bettina Winzeler, Nicole Nigro, Philipp Schuetz, Silke Biethahn, Timo Kahles, Cornelia Mueller, Katharina Timper, Katharina Haaf, Janina Tepperberg, Margareth Amort, Andreas Huber, Roland Bingisser, Peter Stephan Sándor, Krassen Nedeltchev, Beat Müller, Mira Katan, Mirjam Christ-Crain
BACKGROUND: In the emergency setting, non-traumatic headache is a benign symptom in 80% of cases, but serious underlying conditions need to be ruled out. Copeptin improves risk stratification in several acute diseases. Herein, we investigated the value of copeptin to discriminate between serious secondary headache and benign headache forms in the emergency setting. METHODS: Patients presenting with acute non-traumatic headache were prospectively enrolled into an observational cohort study...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195428/blood-brain-barrier-breakdown-in-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-implications-for-pathophysiology-and-diagnosis
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Mi Ji Lee, Jihoon Cha, Hyun Ah Choi, Sook-Young Woo, Seonwoo Kim, Shuu-Jiun Wang, Chin-Sang Chung
OBJECTIVE: Diagnosis of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is currently based on luminographic findings of vasoconstriction. In addition to vasoconstriction, the blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown has been postulated as a central mechanism of RCVS. Our aim was to document BBB breakdown in patients with RCVS and its role for the pathophysiology-based diagnosis of RCVS. METHODS: We prospectively recruited 72 consecutive patients with thunderclap headache who did not have aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage from April 2015 to July 2016 at the Samsung Medical Center...
March 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074779/-thunderclap-headache-in-a-patient-with-depression-question
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Junwei Zhang, Gopinathan Anil
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074778/-thunderclap-headache-in-a-patient-with-depression-answer
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Junwei Zhang, Gopinathan Anil
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038897/herbal-supplements-association-with-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-a-case-report
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Isabel Costa, Marcelo D Mendonça, Vera Cruz E Silva, Sofia Calado, Miguel Viana-Baptista
BACKGROUND: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is a clinico-radiologic syndrome characterized by thunderclap headache and reversible multifocal arterial constrictions that resolves within 3 months. RCVS can be either spontaneous or related to a trigger; vasoactive drugs including over-the-counter medicine are common culprits. Nevertheless, there are sparse data on the association of herbal supplements in the genesis of unexplained RCVS. METHODS: We describe a case of RCVS with a temporal association with the consumption of a diet pill composed of green tea, L-carnitine, and conjugated linoleic acid...
March 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988255/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-presenting-as-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-rare-cause-of-postpartum-seizure
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Sun Hwa Lee, Seong Jong Yun, Yoon Hee Choi
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is a rare cerebrovascular disorder affecting large- and medium-sized arteries, occurring most commonly in young women. Thunderclap headache is the usual primary symptom; seizure is uncommon. During the postpartum period, seizure is a significant concern. The main causes of postpartum seizures are posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome and cortical venous thrombosis; RCVS-related postpartum seizure is rare. Despite its rarity, its course may be fulminant, resulting in permanent disability or death if the diagnosis is delayed and treatment is not started promptly...
December 13, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915588/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome
#13
Michael Perdices, Geoffrey Herkes
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is a relatively rare, non-progressive angiopathy frequently heralded by severe thunderclap headache. It is characterised by vasoconstriction of cerebral arteries which usually resolves within three months of onset. Transient focal neurological signs may occur, and persistent deficits associated with haemorrhagic comorbidities have been reported in a small percentage of individuals. In this paper we report the case of RH, a 36-year-old woman who presented at a university teaching hospital in Sydney with a clinical history and radiological evidence consistent with RCVS...
December 5, 2016: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853083/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-with-transient-splenial-lesions-after-delivery
#14
Akiyuki Hiraga, Kyosuke Koide, Yuya Aotsuka, Satoshi Kuwabara
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is characterized by segmental vasospasm and it is often accompanied by either posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome or stroke. However, other MRI abnormalities have rarely been reported. A 28-year-old woman presented with a thunderclap headache immediately after delivery; MRI showed segmental vasoconstriction and an abnormal signal in the splenium of the corpus callosum. Neuroimaging abnormalities normalized 20 days after the first examination. Only two cases of RCVS with transient splenial lesions (TSL) have so far been reported...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832620/-a-case-of-juvenile-cerebral-infarction-due-to-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome
#15
Masaki Koh, Yoshifumi Tsuboi, Osamu Fukuda
A 19-year-old woman had a thunderclap headache, followed by left hemiparesis and left homonymous hemianopsia. Laboratory tests showed no signs of infection and immunological test results were unremarkable. MRI revealed a cerebral infarction in the right posterior cerebral artery territory, and digital subtraction angiography(DSA)showed right posterior cerebral artery stenosis on day 2. The first follow-up DSA demonstrated an irregular, bead-like appearance on day 9, but the stenotic lesion returned to normal on day 21...
November 2016: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819760/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-in-association-with-fingolimod-use
#16
Scott Belliston, Jayshree Sundararajan, Nancy Hammond, Kathy Newell, Sharon Lynch
BACKGROUND: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS), also known as Call-Fleming syndrome, is characterized by thunderclap headaches, non-aneurysmal segmental cerebral vasoconstriction seen on arteriogram, and spontaneously resolves within 12 weeks. Fingolimod has been reported to cause posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) and one case of RCVS. OBJECTIVE: We report a case of RCVS possibly related to fingolimod use, and compare to cases of adverse outcomes in fingolimod use...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752599/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-at-the-emergency-department
#17
Taerim Kim, Shin Ahn, Chang Hwan Sohn, Dong Woo Seo, Won Young Kim
OBJECTIVE: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is an underestimated cause of thunderclap headache that shares many characteristics with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). This fact makes the two easily confused by emergency physicians. This study evaluated the clinical manifestations, radiological features, and outcomes of patients with RCVS. METHODS: The electronic medical records of 18 patients meeting the diagnostic criteria of RCVS at our emergency department between January 2013 and December 2014 were retrospectively reviewed...
December 2015: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741994/subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#18
REVIEW
Michael K Abraham, Wan-Tsu Wendy Chang
Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a neurological emergency with high risk of neurological decline and death. Although the presentation of a thunderclap headache or the worst headache of a patient's life easily triggers the evaluation for SAH, subtle presentations are still missed. The gold standard for diagnostic evaluation of SAH remains noncontrast head computed tomography (CT) followed by lumbar puncture if the CT is negative for SAH. Management of patients with SAH follows standard resuscitation of critically ill patients with the emphasis on reducing risks of rebleeding and avoiding secondary brain injuries...
November 2016: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741984/headache-in-the-emergency-department-avoiding-misdiagnosis-of-dangerous-secondary-causes
#19
REVIEW
Ramin R Tabatabai, Stuart P Swadron
There are a number of dangerous secondary causes of headaches that are life, limb, brain, or vision threatening that emergency physicians must consider in patients presenting with acute headache. Careful history and physical examination targeted at these important secondary causes of headache will help to avoid misdiagnosis in these patients. Patients with acute thunderclap headache have a differential diagnosis beyond subarachnoid hemorrhage. Considering the "context" of headache "PLUS" some other symptom or sign is one strategy to help focus the differential diagnosis...
November 2016: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739275/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome
#20
Makarand Kulkarni, Vinay Chauhan, Sudheer Shetty
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is a disease characterized by thunderclap headache with severe vasospasm of middle sized vessels of circle of Willis or the extracranial circulation which spontaneously revert back. We report a middle aged female with severe headache and vasospasm of the vertebral arteries and vessels of circle of Willis causing multiple cerebral infarcts. The vasospasm resolved within 3 months.
June 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
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