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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108438/cephalic-tetanus-as-a-differential-diagnosis-of-facial-nerve-palsy
#1
Yuki Kotani, Kenji Kubo, Satoko Otsu, Toshihide Tsujimoto
Cephalic tetanus is defined as a combination of trismus and paralysis of one or more cranial nerves. Since it is a rare cause of facial nerve palsy, it is often overlooked as a differential diagnosis. We present the case of a 75-year-old man admitted to our emergency department with left facial nerve palsy, left ptosis and dysphagia 2 weeks after a head laceration. Soon after admission, he was orally intubated because of massive aspiration. A delayed diagnosis of cephalic tetanus was reached only when he was extubated and trismus and risus sardonicus were identified in addition to facial nerve palsy...
January 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107855/a-close-look-at-an-integrative-treatment-package-for-bell-s-palsy-in-korea
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Seung Min Kathy Lee, Suji Lee, Jun Hyeong Park, Jongbae J Park, Sanghoon Lee
OBJECTIVE: To provide an overview of the integrative treatment package for Bell's palsy provided at Kyung Hee University Korean Medicine Hospital (KHU KMH). SUMMARY: The Facial Palsy Center at KHU KMH has been providing integrative treatment for Bell's palsy patients during the past three decades. Within 72 h of symptom onset, corticosteroids are recommended but complementary treatment including acupuncture and herbal medicine can be used to help suppress inflammation and nerve degeneration...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105097/curative-effects-of-rf-combined-with-dsa-guided-ethanol-sclerotherapy-in-venous-malformations
#3
Xing Wang, Jian Meng, Jie Zhang, Ruihan Wu, Jianmin Gu, Cuiling Shao, Kun Han
The aim of the study was to investigate the clinical effect of radiofrequency (RF) ablation combined with digital subtraction angiography (DSA)-guided anhydrous ethanol injection sclerotherapy in the treatment of high-return flow venous malformation (VM). Forty-one patients who were diagnosed as high-return flow VM with clinical and radiographic evidence were divided into the observation group (n=19) and control group (n=22) by random number table. All the patients received DSA-guided anhydrous ethanol injection sclerotherapy while the patients in the observation group were given RF ablation in addition...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104012/-simultaneous-triple-semicircular-canal-plugging-and-cochlear-implantation-in-advanced-meniere-s-disease
#4
D G Zhang, L Xu, Y C Han, Y F Lyu, J F Luo, Y W Li, R J Wang, Z M Fan, H B Wang
Objective: To evaluate the feasibility of combining simultaneous triple semicircular canal plugging (TSCP) and cochlear implantation (CI) to treat vertigo and hearing loss in advanced Meniere's disease(MD) patients, so as to provide an alternative surgical procedure for treating this disorder. Methods: Data from seven patients, who were referred to our hospital and diagnosed with unilateral MD strictly meeting the criteria issued by Chinese Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Committee (2006), from Jan...
January 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101027/bilateral-facial-nerve-paralysis-as-first-presentation-of-lung-cancer
#5
Shadi Hamouri, Duha Al Shorafat
Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis is rare, and its precise incidence is unknown. It is associated with a wide spectrum of solid and hematological malignancies. To complicate its diagnosis, the clinical presentation of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis can be variable. We report a case of a 38-year-old male with bilateral facial nerve paralysis as first presentation of lung adenocarcinoma. To our knowledge, this is the only case describing bilateral facial nerve palsy as the first and only manifestation of lung adenocarcinoma...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100938/public-perceptions-of-plastic-surgery-practice-in-brazil
#6
Rafael Denadai, Karin Milleni Araujo, Hugo Samartine, Rodrigo Denadai, Cassio Eduardo Raposo-Amaral
The perception of medical specialists by the public has a significant effect on health-care decisions, research funding allocation, and implantation of educational measures. The purpose of this survey was to assess the public's perception of the field of plastic surgery practice. General public members (n = 1290) completed a survey where they matched nine specialties with 28 plastic surgery-related scenarios. Response patterns were distributed as "plastic surgeon alone," "plastic surgeon combined with other specialists," or "no plastic surgeon...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094079/a-stroke-mimic-methotrexate-induced-neurotoxicity-in-the-emergency-department
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Patrick Rogers, Wilbur J Pan, Richard A Drachtman, Christopher Haines
BACKGROUND: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common form of childhood leukemia. The treatment of ALL involves multimodality therapy, and methotrexate (MTX) remains a mainstay of treatment. A complication of MTX therapy includes acute, subacute, and chronic neurotoxocity. Signs and symptoms may range from headaches, dizziness, and mood disorders to seizures and stroke-like symptoms. CASE REPORT: An 18-year-old woman with a history of ALL presented to the emergency department with acute onset of right-sided facial paralysis, right upper extremity flaccid paralysis, and right lower extremity weakness after receiving MTX therapy 3 days earlier...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079852/ichthyosiform-sarcoidosis-report-of-three-cases-from-japan-and-literature-review
#8
Takako Miura, Yasunobu Kato, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
Cutaneous lesions of sarcoidosis present with various manifestations including specific and non-specific cutaneous lesions. Ichthyosiform sarcoidosis is a rare form of cutaneous sarcoidosis, presenting with asymptomatic, adherent, polygonal scales, mainly appearing on the lower limbs.  Ichthyosiform sarcoidosis has a predilection for dark-skinned races, and cases affecting Japanese patients have rarely been reported in English literature.  We herein describe three Japanese cases of ichthyosiform sarcoidosis on the lower limbs...
December 23, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079432/primary-tumors-of-the-facial-nerve-misdiagnosed-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#9
Haijin Yi, Bin Hu, Guoping Yin, Xin Li, Jinkun Xu, Jingying Ye, Shi-Ming Yang
CONCLUSION: Unusual primary tumors of the facial nerve should be considered in patients with progressive facial paralysis, especially if this is accompanied by hearing loss or vertigo. Misdiagnosis could increase the difficulties of operation, diminish the chance of facial nerve reconstruction, and increase the likelihood of poor reconstructive outcomes. OBJECTIVE: This paper was to determine the characteristics of facial nerve primary tumors misdiagnosed as tumor-free conditions many years prior, and to describe appropriate treatments...
January 12, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073285/muscle-nerve-muscle-grafting-for-facial-reanimation-in-rats
#10
Steven J Charous, Jeffery M Hotaling, Bridget D Burgess, Joshua M Sappington, James Park, Grant Turek, Eileen M Foecking
OBJECTIVE: Facial paralysis is a devastating condition leaving patients with a myriad of aesthetic and functional consequences. Muscle-nerve-muscle (MNM) neurotization is a reinnervation technique that involves implanting an autogenous nerve graft as a conduit between an innervated "donor" muscle and a denervated "recipient" muscle. We investigated the use of MNM reinnervation, alone or in combination with electrical stimulation (ES) and testosterone propionate (TP) in comparison to nerve reanastomosis (RE), on functional recovery following rat facial nerve injury...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065957/the-effect-of-educational-internships-on-medical-students-perceptions-of-plastic-surgery
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Andac Aykan, Engin Kurt, Sedat Avsar, Muhitdin Eski, Serdar Ozturk
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery educational internships on medical students' perceptions of the scope of plastic surgery. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at the Gulhane Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey, from 2012 to 2013, and comprised 4th-, 5th- and 6th-year medical students. Students were given a questionnaire consisting of 28 questions related to maxillofacial and upper and lower extremity medical conditions, and skin, aesthetic and congenital anomalies...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063707/a-novel-vaccinological-evaluation-of-intranasal-vaccine-and-adjuvant-safety-for-preclinical-tests
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Eita Sasaki, Madoka Kuramitsu, Haruka Momose, Kouji Kobiyama, Taiki Aoshi, Hiroshi Yamada, Ken J Ishii, Takuo Mizukami, Isao Hamaguchi
Vaccines are administered to healthy humans, including infants, so the safety and efficacy must be very high. Therefore, evaluating vaccine safety in preclinical and clinical studies, according to World Health Organization guidelines, is crucial for vaccine development and clinical use. A change in the route of administration is considered to alter a vaccine's immunogenicity. Several adjuvants have also been developed and approved for use in vaccines. However, the addition of adjuvants to vaccines may cause unwanted immune responses, including facial nerve paralysis and narcolepsy...
January 4, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061881/moebius-sequence-a-multidisciplinary-clinical-approach
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Line Kjeldgaard Pedersen, Rikke Damkjær Maimburg, Jens Michael Hertz, Hans Gjørup, Thomas Klit Pedersen, Bjarne Møller-Madsen, John Rosendahl Østergaard
BACKGROUND: Moebius Sequence (MS) is a rare disorder defined by bilateral congenital paralysis of the abducens and facial nerves in combination with various odontological, craniofacial, ophthalmological and orthopaedic conditions. The aetiology is still unknown; but both genetic (de novo mutations) and vascular events in utero are reported. The purpose of present study was through a multidisciplinary clinical approach to examine children diagnosed with Moebius-like symptoms. Ten children underwent odontological, ophthalmological, obstetric, paediatric, orthopaedic, genetic, radiological and photographical evaluation...
January 6, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057072/microcystic-adnexal-carcinoma-mac-like-squamous-cell-carcinoma-as-a-differential-diagnosis-to-bell%C3%A2-s-palsy-review-of-guidelines-for-refractory-facial-nerve-palsy
#14
S K Mueller, H Iro, M Lell, F Seifert, C Bohr, C Scherl, A Agaimy, M Traxdorf
BACKGROUND: Bell´s palsy is the most common cause of facial paralysis worldwide and the most common disorder of the cranial nerves. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, accounting for 60-75% of all acquired peripheral facial nerve palsies. Our case shows the first case of a microcystic adnexal carcinoma-like squamous cell carcinoma as a cause of facial nerve palsy. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient, a 70-year-old Caucasian male, experienced subsequent functional impairment of the trigeminal and the glossopharyngeal nerve about 1½ years after refractory facial nerve palsy...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056121/comparing-patient-casual-observer-and-expert-perception-of-permanent-unilateral-facial-paralysis
#15
Jacob K Dey, Lisa E Ishii, Jason C Nellis, Kofi D O Boahene, Patrick J Byrne, Masaru Ishii
Importance: Differences in perception of facial paralysis among patients, casual observers, and experts may have implications for outcomes research and patient care. Objective: To compare multiple domains of casual observer and expert perception with the actual experience of patients with permanent unilateral facial paralysis. Design, Setting, and Participants: This investigation was a prospective cohort study conducted at an academic tertiary referral center...
January 5, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050326/use-of-botulinum-neurotoxin-in-ophthalmology
#16
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Emel Başar, Ceyhun Arıcı
Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) is the first biological toxin used in the treatment of ophthalmic diseases and to decrease skin wrinkles as an aesthetic agent. When used appropriately, it weakens the force of muscular contraction and/or inhibits glandular secretion. The most common areas for botulinum toxin treatment are the upper face, including the glabella, forehead, brows, and lateral canthal lines, or crow's feet. By relaxing the muscles causing wrinkles, non-permanent results may be achieved with its use...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024840/intrafamilial-phenotypic-variability-in-andersen-tawil-syndrome-a-diagnostic-challenge-in-a-potentially-treatable-condition
#17
A Ardissone, V Sansone, L Colleoni, P Bernasconi, I Moroni
Andersen-Tawil syndrome (ATS) is a rare autosomal dominant channelopathy characterized by periodic paralysis, cardiac dysrhythmias, and distinct facial and skeletal characteristics, that may be variably present in the affected members. Mutations in the KCNJ2 and KCNJ5 gene have been associated with this disorder. We describe a family in which several members presented with different ATS phenotypes. The proband, a 4-year-old boy, presented with recurrent episodes of muscle weakness from an early age; two siblings suffered cardiac arrhythmia but had never experienced episodes of paralysis; their mother reported occasional muscle pain after exercise and unspecified cardiac arrhythmias...
November 18, 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024476/-clinical-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-21-cases-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-with-central-nervous-system-leukemia
#18
Xiang-Shu Jin, Lan Yang, Bian-Hong Wang, Hong-Hua Li, Li Yu, Yu Jing
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical characteristics, therapeutic efficacy survival and prognosis of patients with adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) accompanied by central nervous system leukemia (CNSL). METHODS: The clinical and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) features, diagnosis and treatment, therapeutic efficacy and survival rate of 21 cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with central nervous system involvement (CNSL) were analyzed retrospectively...
December 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017747/complications-and-their-managements-of-large-intracranial-vestibular-schwannoma-via-retrosigmoid-approach
#19
Xiang Huang, Ming Xu, Jian Xu, Liangfu Zhou, Ping Zhong, Mingyu Chen, Kaiyuan Ji, Huiyu Chen, Ying Mao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the common complications from the microsurgical treatment of large intracranial vestibular schwannoma (VS) via suboccipital retrosigmoid approach and to propose strategies for minimizing such complications. METHODS: We selected all large unilateral VS patients from the collected database (1999-2013) who underwent microsurgical resection as their initial treatment for histopathologically confirmed VS. Tumors larger than 30 x 20 mm were defined as large...
December 22, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012532/management-of-surgical-difficulties-during-cochlear-implant-with-inner-ear-anomalies
#20
Ahmad M Aldhafeeri, Abdulrahman A Alsanosi
OBJECTIVE: To review the difficulties that can occur during cochlear implant surgery in patients with inner ear abnormalities and the management thereof. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 316 patients who received cochlear implants was conducted. The data collected included the types of inner ear anomalies, intraoperative findings, and the clinical management strategies. A review of the literature was also performed. RESULTS: A total of 24 patients with inner ear malformations who underwent 28 total cochlear implant procedures were identified...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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