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Sommer Aldulaimi
A 39-year-old man who worked in construction presented to our clinic with complaints of muscle cramps and muscle pain that had been bothering him for several months. The cramps and pain started in both of his arms and subsequently became diffuse and generalized. He also reported an unintentional 15-pound weight loss.
February 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221900/mental-health-disorders-associated-with-foodborne-pathogens
#2
Declan J Bolton, Lucy J Robertson
Human infections with foodborne pathogenic organisms are relatively well described in terms of their overt physical symptoms, such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, fever, and associated sequelae. Indeed, some of these are key for diagnosis and treatment, although it should be noted that, for some foodborne pathogens, the physical symptoms might be more diffuse, particularly those associated with some of the foodborne parasites. In contrast, the impact of these pathogens on mental health is less well described, and symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and general malaise are usually ignored when foodborne infections are recorded...
November 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218451/specific-inulin-type-fructan-fibers-protect-against-autoimmune-diabetes-by-modulating-gut-immunity-barrier-function-and-microbiota-homeostasis
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Kang Chen, Hao Chen, Marijke M Faas, Bart J de Haan, Jiahong Li, Ping Xiao, Hao Zhang, Julien Diana, Paul de Vos, Jia Sun
SCOPE: Dietary fibers capable of modifying gut barrier and microbiota homeostasis, affect the progression of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Here we aim to compare modulatory effects of inulin-type fructans (ITFs), natural soluble dietary fibers with different degrees of fermentability from chicory root, on T1D development in non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice. METHODS AND RESULTS: Female NOD mice were weaned to long and short chain ITFs [ITF(l) and ITF(s), 5%] supplemented diet up to 24 weeks...
February 20, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217105/how-many-dystonias-clinical-evidence
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REVIEW
Alberto Albanese
Literary reports on dystonia date back to post-Medieval times. Medical reports are instead more recent. We review here the early descriptions and the historical establishment of a consensus on the clinical phenomenology and the diagnostic features of dystonia syndromes. Lumping and splitting exercises have characterized this area of knowledge, and it remains largely unclear how many dystonia types we are to count. This review describes the history leading to recognize that focal dystonia syndromes are a coherent clinical set encompassing cranial dystonia (including blepharospasm), oromandibular dystonia, spasmodic torticollis, truncal dystonia, writer's cramp, and other occupational dystonias...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215594/adult-onset-satoyoshi-syndrome-in-a-young-male
#5
Vinícius Viana Abreu Montanaro, Thiago Falcão Hora, Christian Marques Couto, Flavio Diniz Ribas
Satoyoshi syndrome is a rare condition of presumed autoimmune etiology that is characterized by intermittent painful spasms, diarrhea, hair loss, and bone abnormalities. We report the first case of adult onset Satoyoshi syndrome in South America. A 32-year-old Caucasian male presented with sudden involuntary muscle contractions and painful cramps that had started at the age of 21. He also presented with trismus and complete loss of body hair. Electroneuromyography showed abnormal spontaneous activity. Diagnosis of Satoyoshi syndrome was made after extensive investigation; improvement was achieved with corticosteroids and azathioprine...
January 20, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214267/a-japanese-male-with-a-novel-ano5-mutation-with-minimal-muscle-weakness-and-muscle-pain-till-his-late-fifties
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Masato Kadoya, Katsuhisa Ogata, Mikiya Suzuki, Yutaka Honma, Kazunari Momma, Kana Yatabe, Takuhisa Tamura, Kenichi Kaida, Naomasa Miyata, Ichizo Nishino, Ikuya Nonaka, Mitsuru Kawai
Limb girdle muscular dystrophy type 2L (LGMD2L) is an adult-onset slowly progressive muscular dystrophy associated with anoctamin 5 (ANO5) gene mutation, mainly reported from Northern and Central Europe. We report the case of a Japanese male patient with a novel homozygous mutation of c.2394dup, p.Arg799Thrfs in ANO5 gene, the second patient in the Asian population. He had had marked elevation of creatine kinase (CK) level for more than 10 years with minimal muscular symptoms consisting of muscle stiffness and occasional cramps, preceding the onset of proximal limb weakness...
January 18, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209505/botulinum-toxin-treatment-for-nocturnal-calf-cramps-in-patients-with-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#7
Sang Jun Park, Kyung Bong Yoon, Duck Mi Yoon, Shin Hyung Kim
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical effectiveness of botulinum toxin (BTX) injection into the gastrocnemius muscles in lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) patients with frequent nocturnal calf cramps (NCCs) DESIGN: Prospective randomized clinical trial SETTING: Outpatient department for interventional pain management. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty LSS patients with a frequency of NCCs ≥ once per week were enrolled. INTERVENTION: Patients were randomly allocated to receive either conservative treatments plus gabapentin (Group GPN) or BTX injection (Group BTX)...
February 13, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195911/a-restless-leg-syndrome-incidentally-detected-by-an-18f-fdg-positron-emission-tomography
#8
Jessica Ohnona, Arnaud Metlaine, Damien Leger, Jean-Noël Talbot
A case of a restless leg syndrome (RLS) was incidentally detected in a 49-year-old woman referred for an F-FDG PET/CT in monitoring her breast cancer. She was treated with chemotherapy and on long-term hormone therapy. Diffuse F-FDG uptake of calf muscles was visualized. Medical history revealed that the patient felt leg cramps in supine position, suggesting RLS. The diagnosis was confirmed using clinical rating scales and polysomnography. RLS being underdiagnosed, this type of FDG PET/CT incidental finding should prompt to check the presence of evocative symptoms and refer the patient to a physician specialized in sleep disorders...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194755/withdrawn-exercise-for-dysmenorrhoea
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REVIEW
Julie Brown, Stephen Brown
BACKGROUND: Dysmenorrhoea is characterised by cramping lower abdominal pain that may radiate to the lower back and upper thighs and is commonly associated with nausea, headache, fatigue and diarrhoea. Physical exercise has been suggested as a non-medical approach to the management of these symptoms. OBJECTIVES: To assess the evidence for the effectiveness of exercise in the treatment of dysmenorrhoea. SEARCH METHODS: A search was conducted using the methodology of the Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group (August 2009)...
February 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194192/the-effect-of-acupressure-on-muscle-cramps-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis
#10
Kolsoom Mohmadi, Nahid Shahgholian, Mahboubeh Valiani, Hossein Mardanparvar
BACKGROUND: Pain resulting from muscle cramps is one of the most common outcomes of hemodialysis. One of the mechanisms associated with muscle cramps is unnatural muscle metabolism. Because acupressure improves muscle metabolism through the releasing of energy, this study was performed with the purpose of determining the impact of acupressure on muscle cramps. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a single-blind clinical trial. Accordingly, 64 patients were selected and intensity and frequency of muscle cramps were determined by randomly categorizing them into two groups...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193185/intestinal-goblet-cell-carcinoid-presenting-with-recurrent-sterile-peritonitis-in-a-patient-on-peritoneal-dialysis-a-case-report
#11
Chih-Wei Chen, Jan-Show Chu, Li-Chun Hsieh, Chih-Chin Kao, Yen-Chung Lin, Hsi-Hsien Chen
BACKGROUND: Goblet cell carcinoid is a rare variant of appendiceal carcinoid with mixed endocrine and exocrine features. The most common symptom and signs are abdominal pain, acute appendicitis and palpable mass. Additionally, abdominal pain is common in patient on peritoneal dialysis, which may confound the diagnosis in such patient. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 71- years- old woman on peritoneal dialysis that experienced several episodes of abdominal cramping pain and sterile peritonitis...
February 13, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192854/ingestion-of-trp-channel-agonists-attenuates-exercise-induced-muscle-cramps
#12
Daniel H Craighead, Sean W Shank, Jinger S Gottschall, Dennis H Passe, Bob Murray, Lacy M Alexander, W Larry Kenney
: Exercise associated muscle cramping (EAMC) is a poorly understood problem that is neuromuscular in origin. Ingestion of transient receptor potential (TRP) channel agonists has been efficacious in attenuating electrically-induced muscle cramps. PURPOSE: To examine the effect of TRP agonist ingestion on voluntarily-induced EAMC and motor function. METHODS: Study 1: 39 subjects completed 2 trials after ingesting TRP agonist-containing active treatment (A), or vehicle (V) control...
February 13, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190498/classification-of-involuntary-movements-in-dogs-paroxysmal-dyskinesias
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REVIEW
Mark Lowrie, Laurent Garosi
Paroxysmal dyskinesias (PDs) are a group of hyperkinetic movement disorders characterised by circumscribed episodes of disturbed movement, superimposed on a background state in which such abnormality is absent. There is no loss of consciousness. Episodes can last seconds, minutes or hours, and the beginning and end of the movement disturbance are abrupt. Neurological examination is typically normal between episodes. PDs are associated with a broad spectrum of clinical presentations, encompassing various aetiologies...
February 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173798/spasmogenic-and-spasmolytic-activity-of-rind-of-punica-granatum-linn
#14
Niaz Ali, Ayesha Jamil, Syed Wadood Ali Shah, Ismail Shah, Ghayour Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Rind of Punica granatum is traditionally used in treatment of abdominal cramps and various GIT disorders. So far spasmolytic activity of rind of Punica granatum has been reported using in vitro model. However, its mode of action is not explored yet. Therefore, the current work describes the possible mode of action for spasmolytic activity of methanolic extract of rind of Punica granatum (Pg. Cr). Acute toxicity study is also performed to determine its safe dose range. METHODS: Rind of Punica granatum was subjected to shade drying...
February 7, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167158/most-individuals-with-advanced-cirrhosis-have-sleep-disturbances-which-are-associated-with-poor-quality-of-life
#15
Marwan Ghabril, Mollie Jackson, Raghavender Gotur, Regina Weber, Eric Orman, Raj Vuppalanchi, Naga Chalasani
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Sleep disturbances are common in patients with cirrhosis, but their determinants and effects on health-related quality of life are not well understood. We investigated the prevalence of disturbed sleep in these patients, factors associated with sleep disruption, and effects on quality of life. METHODS: We performed a prospective, cross-sectional study of 193 stable ambulatory patients with cirrhosis (154 with decompensated cirrhosis). Participants completed the Pittsburgh sleep questionnaire index (to assess sleep quality), the chronic liver disease questionnaire (CLDQ), muscle cramp questionnaires, and underwent neurocognitive testing...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162113/a-large-outbreak-of-gastrointestinal-illness-at-an-open-water-swimming-event-in-the-river-thames-london
#16
V Hall, A Taye, B Walsh, H Maguire, J Dave, A Wright, C Anderson, P Crook
Open-water swimming is increasingly popular, often in water not considered safe for bathing. Limited evidence exists on the associated health risks. We investigated gastrointestinal illness in 1100 swimmers in a River Thames event in London, UK, to describe the outbreak and identify risk factors. We conducted a retrospective cohort study. Our case definition was swimmers with any: diarrhoea, vomiting, abdominal cramps lasting ⩾48 h, nausea lasting ⩾48 h, with onset within 9 days after the event. We used an online survey to collect information on symptoms, demographics, pre- and post-swim behaviours and open-water experience...
February 6, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160775/craniopharyngioma-presenting-with-severe-hyponatremia-hyponatremia-induced-myopathy-and-panhypopituitarism-a-case-report
#17
M D S A Dilrukshi, G V N Sandakumari, P K Abeysundara, T Chang
BACKGROUND: Craniopharyngiomas are rare intracranial tumors commonly presenting with neurological symptoms. Reports of severe hyponatremia as a presenting manifestation of a craniopharyngioma and hyponatremia-induced myopathy are rare. We report the case of a patient with craniopharyngioma presenting with severe hyponatremia, panhypopituitarism, and hyponatremia-induced myopathy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 52-year-old Sri Lankan man presented with anorexia, nausea, fatigue, generalized muscle weakness, and cramps for 1 week...
February 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156641/in-search-of-the-optimal-outcome-measure-for-patients-with-advanced-cancer-and-gastrointestinal-obstruction-a-qualitative-research-study
#18
Loretta A Williams, Eduardo Bruera
: 100 Background: Gastrointestinal obstruction (GIO) is the most common indication for palliative surgical consultation in patients with advanced cancer. The purpose of this study was to delineate the symptom burden and experience of patients with GIO. METHODS: Twenty patients with advanced cancer and GIO described symptoms at the time of surgical consultation. We used content analysis of interview transcripts and symptoms were ranked by frequency and compared to a general symptom assessment survey (MD Anderson Symptom Inventory)...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153824/brincidofovir-is-highly-efficacious-in-controlling-adenoviremia-in-pediatric-recipients-of-hematopoietic-cell-transplant
#19
Prashant Hiwarkar, Persis Amrolia, Ponni Sivaprakasam, Su Han Lum, Hemalatha Doss, Ciara O'Rafferty, Toni Petterson, Katharine Patrick, Juliana Silva, Mary Slatter, Sarah Lawson, Kanchan Rao, Colin Steward, Adam Gassas, Paul Veys, Robert Wynn
Cidofovir is pre-emptively used for controlling adenoviremia and preventing disseminated viral disease in hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients but does not lead to resolution of viremia without T-cell immune-reconstitution. The lipid conjugated prodrug of Cidofovir, Brincidofovir, has improved oral bioavailability and achieves higher intracellular concentrations of active drug. We present retrospective multicentre data comparing the kinetics of viremia and toxicities following pre-emptive treatment with Cidofovir and Brincidofovir in children and adolescents diagnosed with HCT-related adenoviremia...
February 2, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149652/bilateral-intra-articular-radiofrequency-ablation-for-cervicogenic-headache
#20
Charles A Odonkor, Teresa Tang, David Taftian, Akhil Chhatre
Introduction. Cervicogenic headache is characterized by unilateral neck or face pain referred from various structures such as the cervical joints and intervertebral disks. A recent study of patients with cervical pain showed significant pain relief after cervical medial branch neurotomy but excluded patients with C1-2 joint pain. It remains unclear whether targeting this joint has potential for symptomatic relief. To address this issue, we present a case report of C1-2 joint ablation with positive outcomes...
2017: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
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