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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340258/atypical-initial-presentation-of-painful-muscle-cramps-in-a-patient-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-case-report-and-brief-review-of-the-literature
#1
Aaron R Kuzel, Muhammad Uzair Lodhi, Intekhab Askari Syed, Mustafa Rahim
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized clinically by progressive muscle weakness that can occur proximally or distally in either the upper or lower extremities. It includes both upper motor neuron signs (spasticity, hyperreflexia, clonus, and Babinski sign) and lower motor neuron signs (atrophy, weakness, and muscle fasciculation). Initial presentation of progressively painful muscle cramps should lead the physician to screen for other signs of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...
November 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334702/-prevalence-of-calf-muscle-cramps-and-influencing-factors-for-pregnant-women-in-china-during-2010-2012
#2
Y F Duan, J Wang, S Jiang, Y Bi, X H Pang, S A Yin, Z Y Yang
Objective: To investigate the prevalence of calf muscle cramps and possible influencing factors for pregnant women in China. Methods: Using a multi-stage stratified probability proportional to size cluster randomization sampling method during 2010-2012. A total of 3 582 pregnant women were investigated at 150 counties from 31 provinces in China mainland. Information on calf muscle cramps, demographic socio-economic status, pregnancy information, and the physical activities was collected through questionnaires...
January 6, 2018: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326874/only-some-patients-with-bulbar-and-spinal-muscular-atrophy-may-develop-cardiac-disease
#3
Josef Finsterer, Claudia Stöllberger
Objectives: According to recent publications, some patients with spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (BSMA) develop cardiac disease, manifesting as ST-segment abnormalities, Brugada-syndrome, dilative cardiomyopathy, or sudden cardiac death. Here we present neurological and cardiac data of a BSMA patient who was followed up for 10 y. Case report: In a male patient aged 47 y, BSMA was diagnosed at age 37 y upon the typical clinical presentation (postural tremor since age 12 y, dysarthria since age 15 y, muscle cramps since age 29 y, general myalgias since age 32 y, general fasciculations since age 34 y, myoclonic jerks, easy fatigability, dyspnea upon exercise since age 36 y) and a CAG-repeat expansion of 47 ± 1 repeats in the androgen-receptor gene detected at age 37 y...
March 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298851/atypical-periodic-paralysis-and-myalgia-a-novel-ryr1-phenotype
#4
Emma Matthews, Christoph Neuwirth, Fatima Jaffer, Renata S Scalco, Doreen Fialho, Matt Parton, Dipa Raja Rayan, Karen Suetterlin, Richa Sud, Roland Spiegel, Rachel Mein, Henry Houlden, Andrew Schaefer, Estelle Healy, Jacqueline Palace, Ros Quinlivan, Susan Treves, Janice L Holton, Heinz Jungbluth, Michael G Hanna
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the phenotype of patients with symptoms of periodic paralysis (PP) and ryanodine receptor (RYR1) gene mutations. METHODS: Cases with a possible diagnosis of PP but additional clinicopathologic findings previously associated with RYR1-related disorders were referred for a tertiary neuromuscular clinical assessment in which they underwent detailed clinical evaluation, including neurophysiologic assessment, muscle biopsy, and muscle MRI. Genetic analysis with next-generation sequencing and/or targeted Sanger sequencing was performed...
January 3, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285473/mother-s-work-status-on-children-s-bruxism-in-a-subset-of-saudi-population
#5
Rana Alouda, Maram Alshehri, Shoog Alnaghmoosh, Maryam Shafique, May Wathiq Al-Khudhairy
Aims and Objectives: The aims and objectives of this study were to determine if an association exists between mothers work status and her children's incidence of bruxism and habits related to bruxism. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted through data collection of a questionnaire answered by 561 mothers' about their working status and their child's habits and behaviors. The survey consisted of 5 parts with a total of 34 questions: mother's information, child's behavior, child's sleeping pattern, mother's knowledge about bruxism, and child's medical history...
November 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182021/injuries-depicted-in-sport-related-films
#6
Robert P Olympia, Hannah Wakefield, Bryan Wakefield, Christopher J Weber
The perception that children and adolescents have of injuries may be influenced by their depiction in sport-related films. The objective of this study was to determine the depiction of injuries in a select number of sport-related films. Forty-four films were analyzed. Injury category, on-the-field management, and long-term management were determined for each injury. Major injuries were defined as injuries requiring prompt intervention and immediate discontinuation of sport participation. A total of 49 injuries were depicted, categorized as fracture (n = 11), contusion (n = 10), brain concussion (n = 8), muscle cramps (n = 5), laceration/abrasion (n = 4), ligamentous knee injury (n = 4), shoulder dislocation (n = 2), rotator cuff injury (n = 2), ankle sprain (n = 2), and unspecified injury (n = 1)...
November 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179650/statin-related-adverse-effects-and-patient-education-a-study-from-resource-limited-settings
#7
Rubina Mulchandani, Tanica Lyngdoh, Praloy Chakraborty, Ashish Kumar Kakkar
BACKGROUND: Statins are the most widely prescribed class of drugs for coronary artery disease (CAD) patients and yet literature on the prevalence of statin related adverse effects (AEs) and gaps in patient education is quite limited especially in resource-limited settings of developing world. OBJECTIVES: The present study was conducted to determine the prevalence of myopathy (muscle ailments) and other statin associated adverse effects among CAD patients on statin therapy...
November 27, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175104/cramps-frequency-and-severity-are-correlated-with-small-and-large-nerve-fiber-measures-in-type-1-diabetes
#8
Alon Abraham, Carolina Barnett, Leif E Lovblom, Bruce A Perkins, Vera Bril, Hans D Katzberg
OBJECTIVES: To explore the correlations between different muscle cramp characteristics including cramp frequency and severity and clinical and large and small nerve fiber measures in patients with diabetes type 1 (DM 1) and 2 (DM 2). METHODS: Prospective cross sectional study of healthy controls and patients with DM 1 and DM 2 recruited between April 2009 and November 2012. Participants underwent clinical evaluation and large and small nerve fiber studies, and the frequency and correlations of muscle cramps were explored...
November 11, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172731/a-verified-bite-by-heteroscodra-maculata-togo-starburst-or-ornamental-baboon-tarantula-resulting-in-long-lasting-muscle-cramps
#9
Joan Fuchs, Nadine C Martin, Christine Rauber-Lüthy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 24, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164749/effects-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-on-the-frequency-of-skeletal-muscle-cramps-a-prospective-controlled-clinical-trial
#10
Michael Behringer, Jan-Frieder Harmsen, Alessandro Fasse, Joachim Mester
OBJECTIVES: We investigated if neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) of calf muscles prevents spontaneous calf cramps. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 19 individuals affected by more than or equal to one calf cramp per week the gastrocnemius of the predominantly affected leg was stimulated twice a week (intervention leg, IL) over six weeks (3 × 6 stimulation trains at 30 Hz above the individual cramp threshold frequency). The other leg served as control (CL). The participants were advised to record all spontaneous muscle cramps from two weeks before the intervention until two weeks after the last NMES session...
November 22, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159074/only-some-patients-with-bulbar-and-spinal-muscular-atrophy-may-develop-cardiac-disease
#11
Josef Finsterer, Claudia Stöllberger
Objectives: According to recent publications, some patients with spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (BSMA) develop cardiac disease, manifesting as ST-segment abnormalities, Brugada-syndrome, dilative cardiomyopathy, or sudden cardiac death. Here we present neurological and cardiac data of a BSMA patient who was followed up for 10 y. Case report: In a male patient aged 47 y, BSMA was diagnosed at age 37 y upon the typical clinical presentation (postural tremor since age 12 y, dysarthria since age 15 y, muscle cramps since age 29 y, general myalgias since age 32 y, general fasciculations since age 34 y, myoclonic jerks, easy fatigability, dyspnea upon exercise since age 36 y) and a CAG-repeat expansion of 47 ± 1 repeats in the androgen-receptor gene detected at age 37 y...
March 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132849/treatment-of-vismodegib-associated-muscle-cramps-with-cyclobenzaprine-a-retrospective-review
#12
Yul W Yang, James B Macdonald, Steven A Nelson, Aleksandar Sekulic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120993/restless-legs-syndrome-and-nocturnal-leg-cramps-a-review-and-guide-to-diagnosis-and-treatment
#13
Philip W Tipton, Zbigniew K Wszołek
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) and nocturnal leg cramps (NLCs) are common disorders affecting 7.0% and 24.1% of the population in some European countries, respectively. Patients suffering from RLS experience uncomfortable nocturnal sensations in the legs with the urge to move that dissipates while moving. NLC is characterized by abrupt muscle contraction, most often in the gastrocnemius or foot muscles, which occurs at night and may result in significant sleep disturbances. The diagnosis of these disorders has presented a challenge to health care providers because of symptom overlap with other sensory and motor disturbances with nocturnal predominance...
December 22, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100934/chemical-characterization-and-cytotoxic-genotoxic-and-mutagenic-properties-of-baccharis-trinervis-lam-persoon-from-colombia-and-brazil
#14
Victoria Jaramillo-García, Cristiano Trindade, Elisiane Lima, Temenouga N Guecheva, Izabel Villela, Wilner Martinez-Lopez, Dione S Corrêa, Alexandre de B F Ferraz, Sidnei Moura, Milton Quintana Sosa, Juliana Da Silva, João Antônio Pegas Henriques
PHARMACOLOGY RELEVANCE: Baccharis trinervis leaves are used in the traditional medicine for the treatment of high fevers, edema, inflammation, sores and muscle cramps, snakebites and as antiseptics. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the cytotoxic, genotoxic, and mutagenic effects of extracts and fractions of B. trinervis from Brazil and Colombia in Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells, as well as the mutagenic activity in Salmonella typhimurium. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Aqueous extracts (AE) of aerial parts of B...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098622/peripheral-vascular-disease-the-beneficial-effect-of-exercise-in-peripheral-vascular-diseases-based-on-clinical-trials
#15
Basant M Elnady, Ayman Saeed
Intermittent claudication (IC) due to peripheral artery diseases (PAD) is one of the disabling disease that can affect quality of life (QOL) and functional status of capacity. It is characterized by cramping pain which develops with exercise and eliminated by rest secondary to decrease blood flow to the muscles. The annual incidence rate is increased with age. Exercise rehabilitation has a great impact in improving the functional capacity and prevent the functional disability. The available evidences from current studies have showed that exercise therapy is considered the primary treatment in PAD, which in consequently improves the QOL...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071397/-prophylaxis-of-recurring-low-flow-priapism-experimental-botulinum-neurotoxin-injection-into-the-ischiocavernosus-muscle
#16
G Reichel, A Stenner
The treatment of recurring low-flow priapism with the usual medications is still unsatisfactory. The case of an otherwise healthy young man experiencing low-flow priapism at the age of 31 is presented. A reason for his condition could not be identified. Over the course of several months, he required emergency urological treatment more than ten times. Treatment with cyproterone acetate (Androcur® 50 mg/day) stopped the spontaneous erections, but resulted in erectile impotence, reduced motivation, decreased interest in sex, weight gain of 10 kg, breast enlargement combined with touch sensitivity on both sides, and hair loss on both legs...
October 25, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067136/amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-an-acupuncture-approach
#17
Poovadan Sudhakaran
Background: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an adult onset neurodegenerative disorder that has no curative treatment and is usually fatal. Modern medicine treatment is mostly supportive. Acupuncture has much more to offer by way of symptomatic relief and improving quality of life (QoL). Useful points for the treatment of bulbar paralysis, paralysis of upper and lower extremities, and correction of underlying Disharmony Patterns are discussed and an illustrative case is presented to demonstrate the acupuncture approach for treating ALS...
October 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040122/treatment-and-resolution-of-filamentary-keratitis-in-a-patient-with-stiff-person-syndrome
#18
Steven S Bae, Sonia N Yeung, Clara C Chan
PURPOSE: To report a rare case of filamentary keratitis associated with stiff person syndrome. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 26-year-old woman with several autoimmune conditions was referred because of filamentary keratitis. Conservative management using lubrication, mucolytics, and bandage contact lenses failed to adequately relieve symptoms. Despite the addition of oral prednisone, cyclosporine, and azathioprine, the patient's condition persisted with numerous filaments and severe dry eye...
October 13, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027135/does-coenzyme-q10-supplementation-mitigate-statin-associated-muscle-symptoms-pharmacological-and-methodological-considerations
#19
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Beth A Taylor
Statin drugs markedly reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and consequently the incidence of cardiac events. In approximately 5-10% of adults, these drugs are associated with a range of muscle side effects such as muscle pain, cramping and weakness. Reduction in mitochondrial coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), or ubiquinone, has been proposed as a mechanism for these statin-associated muscle symptoms (SAMS), and thus various formulations of CoQ10 are marketed and consumed for the prevention and treatment of SAMS. However, data supporting the efficacy of CoQ10 are equivocal, with some studies showing that CoQ10 supplementation reduces the incidence and severity of SAMS and others finding no beneficial effects of supplementation...
October 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026523/medical-support-during-an-ironman-70-3-triathlon-race
#20
Hae-Rang Yang, Jinwoo Jeong, Injoo Kim, Ji Eun Kim
BACKGROUND: The Ironman 70.3 race is also called a half Ironman, and consists of 1.9 km of swimming, 90.1 km of cycling, and 21.1 km of running. The authors provide practical insights that may be useful for medical support in future events by summarizing the process and results of on-scene medical care. METHODS: The medical post was established at the transition area between the cycling and running courses, which was close to the finish line, and staffed with the headquarters team comprised of an emergency physician, an EMT, two nurses, and an ambulance with a driver...
2017: F1000Research
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