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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635877/-a-neuropathic-component-of-lumboischialgia-mechanisms-of-development-and-treatment-approaches
#1
M V Churyukanov, G E Shevtsova, O I Zagorulko
Low back pain (LBP) is accompanied by the development of pain syndrome that spreads into the leg in 25-57% of patients. This is an important factor predicting the risk of transition of pain from acute to chronic and is an indirect indicator of disease severity. It is often impossible to specify the primary mechanism facilitated pain irradiation in lumboischialgia because many structures can cause analogous symptoms. Mechanisms of development of LBP are represented by nociceptive, neuropathic and psychogenic components...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633044/written-accounts-of-living-with-psychogenic-nonepileptic-seizures-a-thematic-analysis
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Gregg H Rawlings, Ian Brown, Brendan Stone, Markus Reuber
PURPOSE: Qualitative studies examining lived experiences of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) have predominantly relied on datasets collected using clinical or research interviews. This study pursued a different approach by investigating individuals' written accounts of their condition. METHODS: Participants (n=19) were recruited from membership-led organisations for individuals living with seizures and from a United Kingdom hospital. Participants were instructed to produce four pieces of writing: 1) about their thoughts and feelings about their condition; 2) a letter to their condition; 3) a letter to their younger self; and 4) about a personal value...
June 15, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624511/cluster-reduction-in-patients-in-a-pilot-treatment-trial-for-psychogenic-nonepileptic-seizures
#3
Grayson L Baird, Lisa L Harlow, Jason T Machan, W Curt LaFrance
INTRODUCTION: The present study examined seizure clusters as a primary outcome in patients receiving treatment for PNES. Cluster reduction is examined longitudinally using frequency threshold and statistical definitions of seizure cluster for patients. Possible risk factors for clustering will be examined along with clustering as a risk factor for poorer secondary outcomes. METHODS: Participants were from a pilot randomized treatment trial for PNES where they received cognitive behavioral therapy-informed psychotherapy (CBT-ip), sertraline, combination therapy, or treatment as usual...
June 14, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622973/maternal-programming-of-sex-specific-responses-to-predator-odor-stress-in-adult-rats
#4
Sophie St-Cyr, Sameera Abuaish, Shathveekan Sivanathan, Patrick O McGowan
Prenatal stress mediated through the mother can lead to long-term adaptations in stress-related phenotypes in offspring. This study tested the long-lasting effect of prenatal exposure to predator odor, an ethologically relevant and psychogenic stressor, in the second half of pregnancy. As adults, the offspring of predator odor-exposed mothers showed increased anxiety-like behaviors in commonly used laboratory tasks assessing novelty-induced anxiety, increased defensive behavior in males and increased ACTH stress reactivity in females in response to predator odor...
June 13, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622545/diagnosing-psychogenic-nonepileptic-seizures-video-eeg-monitoring-suggestive-seizure-induction-and-diagnostic-certainty
#5
Stoyan Popkirov, Johannes Jungilligens, Wenke Grönheit, Jörg Wellmer
Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) can remain undiagnosed for many years, leading to unnecessary medication and delayed treatment. A recent report by the International League Against Epilepsy Nonepileptic Seizures Task Force recommends a staged approach to the diagnosis of PNES (LaFrance, et al., 2013). We aimed to investigate its practical utility, and to apply the proposed classification to evaluate the role of long-term video-EEG monitoring (VEEG) and suggestive seizure induction (SSI) in PNES workup...
June 13, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618331/psychogenic-nonepileptic-seizures-namibian-healthcare-providers-perceptions-and-frustrations
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Anina du, Toit, Chrisma Pretorius
PURPOSE: Most studies conducted on the diagnosis and treatment of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) have been performed in developed countries with developing countries, such as Namibia, receiving less attention. This study aimed to contribute to the aims of The International League against Epilepsy Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizure Task Force by investigating the perceptions and frustrations of healthcare providers (HCPs) in Namibia regarding the diagnosis and treatment of psychogenic nonepileptic seizures...
June 9, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617390/-pathopsychological-aspects-of-low-back-pain
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A I Krupatkin, A A Kuleshov, T V Sokolova, A O Gospod
Low back pain is one of the most common causes of disability in the world. Discogenic process is the leading component of the disease. A significant part of these pain syndromes become chronic that leads to disability and social maladjustment. Chronic low back pain is hard to treat due to the several types of pathogenesis. The paper analyzes the etiology, mechanisms of development, clinical features, specific characteristics, pathomorphology of the formation of psychogenic component of pain. A role of comorbid psychogenic states involved in the chronization of low back pain is considered...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614746/ictal-coughing-clinical-features-and-differential-diagnoses
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Ali A Asadi-Pooya, Leah Shabo, Dale Wyeth, Maromi Nei
PURPOSE: To describe a series of patients with ictal coughing to estimate its occurrence and characterize the clinical features and differential diagnoses. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all the long-term video-EEG reports from Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center over a 7-year period (2010-2016) for the occurrence of the term "cough" in the text body. All the extracted reports were reviewed and patients with at least one documented ictal coughing at the epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) were included in the study...
June 11, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606495/personality-traits-in-psychogenic-nonepileptic-seizures-pnes-and-psychogenic-movement-disorder-pmd-neuroticism-and-perfectionism
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Vindhya Ekanayake, Sarah Kranick, Kathrin LaFaver, Arshi Naz, Anne Frank Webb, W Curt LaFrance, Mark Hallett, Valerie Voon
OBJECTIVE: Psychogenic movement disorder (PMD) and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) are two subtypes of conversion disorder (CD). In this case-control study, we asked whether these subtypes varied as a function of personality and history of childhood abuse. METHODS: Fifty-nine patients with PMD from the Human Motor Control Section Clinic at the National Institutes of Health, 43 patients with PNES from the Rhode Island Hospital Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology Division, and 26 healthy volunteers (HC) received a battery of neurological, psychiatric and psychological assessments, including the NEO Personality Inventory Revised (NEO PI-R), the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ), and the Traumatic Life Events Questionnaire (TLEQ)...
June 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605633/epileptic-vs-psychogenic-nonepileptic-seizures-a-video-based-survey
#10
Danielle Wasserman, Moshe Herskovitz
Psychogenic non epileptic seizures (PNES) are present in up to 30% of patients undergoing video EEG. Delay in PNES diagnosis is an average of 7.2years. Patients are exposed to costly, hazardous medications and other iatrogenic morbidities. Our aim was to investigate the ability to correctly diagnose ES from PNES in different groups and seniorities of medical professionals based on video alone. We showed ten video episodes' recordings (5 PNES, 5 ES) to doctors and nurses from ER, Internal Medicine ward and Neurology department, and inquired about the episodes' nature...
June 9, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595276/premorbid-iq-predicts-postconcussive-symptoms-in-oef-oif-ond-veterans-with-mtbi
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Jada J Stewart-Willis, Daniel Heyanka, Zoe Proctor-Weber, Heather England, Maya Bruhns
Objective: Extant literature has demonstrated that symptoms of postconcussive syndrome (PCS) persist well beyond the expected 3-month post-injury recovery period in a minority of individuals with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Suboptimal performance on validity measures and pre- and post-injury psychosocial stressors - rather than actual mTBI or current cognitive functioning - have been identified as predictors of chronic PCS. Whether premorbid IQ has any influence on chronic PCS has been understudied, in the context of established psychogenic etiologies...
June 8, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594769/four-cases-of-parkinson-disease-diagnosed-during-the-postpartum-period
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David Maltête, Lou Grangeon, Floriane Le Goff, Gulden Ozel, Damien Fetter, Patrick Ahtoy, Olivier Temgoua, Audrey Rouillé, Romain Lefaucheur
BACKGROUND: There is little experience with the effect of pregnancy on Parkinson disease because the number of women with Parkinson disease who are of childbearing age is small. We report four cases beginning during the postpartum period and discuss the potential contribution of different factors that may influence the occurrence of Parkinson disease in this time period. CASES: Four women aged 29-35 years developed arm tremor, shoulder pain, dizziness, or decreased dexterity of the hand in the first few days or months after childbirth...
June 6, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587649/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-versus-standardised-medical-care-for-adults-with-dissociative-non-epileptic-seizures-codes-statistical-and-economic-analysis-plan-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Emily J Robinson, Laura H Goldstein, Paul McCrone, Iain Perdue, Trudie Chalder, John D C Mellers, Mark P Richardson, Joanna Murray, Markus Reuber, Nick Medford, Jon Stone, Alan Carson, Sabine Landau
BACKGROUND: Dissociative seizures (DSs), also called psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, are a distressing and disabling problem for many patients in neurological settings with high and often unnecessary economic costs. The COgnitive behavioural therapy versus standardised medical care for adults with Dissociative non-Epileptic Seizures (CODES) trial is an evaluation of a specifically tailored psychological intervention with the aims of reducing seizure frequency and severity and improving psychological well-being in adults with DS...
June 6, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586447/seizure-control-as-a-new-metric-in-assessing-efficacy-of-tumor-treatment-in-low-grade-glioma-trials-impact-of-psychogenic-non-epileptic-seizures
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Amy M Morrow, Rachael M Morgan, John L Villano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 6, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586436/response-to-the-letter-regarding-the-impact-of-psychogenic-nonepileptic-seizures-and-our-seizure-assessment-tool
#15
Edward K Avila
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 6, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582839/beneficial-effect-of-faradic-stimulation-treatment-on-the-rehabilitation-of-hysterical-paraplegia
#16
Ozgur Zeliha Karaahmet, Eda Gurcay, Hande Sancioglu, Ece Unlu, Aytul Cakci
Hysterical paralysis, a type of conversion disorder, presents with the loss of motor or sensory function. Although this disorder is nonorganic, it resembles the symptoms of a structural disease of the nervous system. It is generally associated with a traumatic or social event. The patients often require excessive testing and comprehensive assessment in exposing this psychogenic ailment. We reported the most dramatic type of conversion disorder, hysterical paralysis, in which full recovery was obtained with early recognition and rehabilitation approach including faradic stimulation...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575766/increased-odds-and-predictive-rates-of-mmpi-2-rf-scale-elevations-in-patients-with-psychogenic-non-epileptic-seizures-and-observed-sex-differences
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Victor A Del Bene, Miguel Arce Rentería, Moshe Maiman, Mitch Slugh, Deana M Gazzola, Siddhartha S Nadkarni, William B Barr
OBJECTIVE: The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) is a self-report instrument, previously shown to differentiate patients with epileptic seizures (ES) and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES). At present, the odds of MMPI-2-RF scale elevations in PNES patients, as well as the diagnostic predictive value of such scale elevations, remain largely unexplored. This can be of clinical utility, particularly when a diagnosis is uncertain. METHOD: After looking at mean group differences, we applied contingency table derived odds ratios to a sample of ES (n=92) and PNES (n=77) patients from a video EEG (vEEG) monitoring unit...
May 30, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571244/psychogenic-belching-a-case-report
#18
Vivekkumar Ashok Nagarale, Suyog Vijay Jaiswal, Vishal Ashok Sawant, Vihang N Vahia
Conversion symptoms usually appear with emotional conflicts of the patient. Belching's psychogenic aetiology is not unheard of and can be a manifestation of conversion disorder though rare. Current case is of a middle aged woman presenting with belching unresponsive to medical management. The patient improved after supportive psychotherapy sessions and placebo medication.
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559803/aberrant-insula-centered-functional-connectivity-in-psychogenic-erectile-dysfunction-patients-a-resting-state-fmri-study
#19
Yue Wang, Minghao Dong, Min Guan, Jia Wu, Zhen He, Zhi Zou, Xin Chen, Dapeng Shi, Jimin Liang, Xiangsheng Zhang
Most previous studies exploring the neural mechanism of psychogenic erectile dysfunction (pED) focused on brain activity under tasks. We suggest that the resting brain activity is equally important in pED studies, in that the patterns of spontaneous neural activities is independent of modalities of sensory input, therefore providing substantial information regarding the central mechanism of pED. Our previous study reported the altered baseline activity in right anterior insula (aINS) in pED patients. Also, the insula is a pivotal region in sexual behavior, which is suggested to be able to directly mediate erection...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556237/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-profound-hyponatremia-due-to-primary-polydipsia
#20
Clara Sailer, Bettina Winzeler, Nicole Nigro, Isabelle Suter-Widmer, Birsen Arici, Martina Bally, Philipp Schuetz, Beat Mueller, Mirjam Christ-Crain
OBJECTIVE: Hyponatremia due to excessive fluid intake (i.e. primary polydipsia (PP)) is common. It may culminate in profound hyponatremia-carrying considerable risk of morbidity. However, data on patients with PP leading to hyponatremia is lacking. Herein, we describe the characteristics of polydiptic patients hospitalised with profound hyponatremia, and assess one-year outcomes. DESIGN: Substudy of the prospective observational Co-MED Study. PATIENTS: Patients with an episode of profound hyponatremia (≤125mmol/l) due to PP in the medical emergency were eligible and classified into psychogenic polydipsia (PsyP), dipsogenic polydipsia (DiP), and beer potomania (BP)...
May 27, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
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