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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209545/difficult-to-treat-focal-stiff-person-syndrome-of-the-left-upper-extremity
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Nathan E Esplin, John W Stelzer, Timothy B Legare, Sayed K Ali
Background: Stiff person syndrome (SPS) is a rare neurologic disorder characterized by muscle rigidity. It is a disorder of reduced GABA activity leading to increased muscle tone and often painful spasms. It generally presents in the axial musculature but rarely can involve only one limb, typically a lower extremity. In rare cases it can be paraneoplastic which generally resolves on treatment of the underlying neoplasm. Case Report: A 46-year-old male with a history of Hodgkin's Lymphoma in remission presented with left upper extremity pain secondary to a diagnosis of Stiff Person Syndrome limited to his left upper extremity...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201516/effectiveness-of-spinal-anesthesia-combined-with-obturator-nerve-blockade-in-preventing-adductor-muscle-contraction-during-transurethral-resection-of-bladder-tumor
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Cyrus Emir Alavi, Seyed Alaeddin Asgari, Siavash Falahatkar, Siamak Rimaz, Mohammadreza Naghipour, Hossein Khoshrang, Mehdi Jafari, Nadia Herfeh
Objective: To determine whether spinal anesthesia combined with obturator nerve blockade (SOB) is effective in preventing obturator nerve stimulation, jerking and bladder perforation during transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT). Material and methods: In this clinical trial, 30 patients were randomly divided into two groups: spinal anesthesia (SA) and SOB. In SA group, 2.5 cc of 0.5% bupivacaine was injected intrathecally using a 25-gauge spinal needle and in SOB after spinal anesthesia, a classic obturator nerve blockade was performed by using nerve stimulation technique...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201327/stiff-person-case-misdiagnosed-as-conversion-disorder-a-case-report
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Saeed Razmeh, Amir Hasan Habibi, Farzad Sina, Elham Alizadeh, Monireh Eslami
Background: Stiff person syndrome (SPS) is a rare neurological disease resulting in stiffness and spasm of muscles. It initially affects the axial muscles and then spread to limb muscles. Emotional stress exacerbated the symptoms and signs of the disease. The pathophysiology of the disease is caused by the decreased level of the glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) activity due to an autoantibody against GAD that decreases the level of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). In this paper, we present a case of atypical presentation of SPS with lower limb stiffness misdiagnosed as conversion disorder...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187168/spasm-and-flexion-relaxation-phenomenon-response-to-large-lifting-load-during-the-performance-of-a-trunk-flexion-extension-exercise
#4
Yanjun Ma, Xinhai Shan
BACKGROUND: The flexion relaxation phenomenon (FRP) has been widely investigated. Nevertheless, no study has been reported on the FRP as well as spasm response to large lifting load. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of large lifting load on the FRP response and spasm during execution of a flexion-extension exercise. METHODS: Twenty-two healthy male university students without low back pain history participated this study. Subjects randomly performed three trials of trunk flexion-extension cycles of 5 s flexion and 5 s extension in each of 4 conditions (three large lifting loads of 15, 20 and 25 kg and one lifting load of 0 kg for comparison)...
November 29, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181262/exercise-manual-therapy-and-postural-re-education-for-uncontrolled-ear-twitching-and-related-impairments-after-whiplash-injury-a-case-report
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Kelsey Flanders, Heather Feldner
Background and Purpose: Whiplash Associated Disorders and the interventions used to remediate them are well documented in physical therapy literature. However, specific interventions for spasms of the neck musculature that also involve constant ear twitching have yet to be addressed. The purpose of this case report is twofold. First, to describe comprehensive physical therapy management and outcomes for a subject with uncontrolled ear twitching and related musculoskeletal impairments, and second, to discuss the physical therapist's approach to evidence-based care when faced with a paucity of literature addressing physical therapy interventions for subjects with uncontrolled ear twitching...
October 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175014/influence-of-sedation-on-onset-and-quality-of-euthanasia-in-sheep
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Michele Barletta, Erik H Hofmeister, John F Peroni, Merrilee Thoresen, Alexandra M Scharf, Jane E Quandt
The purpose of this study was to determine if dexmedetomidine administered IV prior to euthanasia in sheep affected the speed or quality of euthanasia. Twenty clinically healthy Dorset-cross adult ewes between 1 and 3years of age were enrolled in a randomized blinded experimental trial. The subjects were randomly assigned to receive dexmedetomidine 5μg/kg IV or an equivalent volume of saline. Five minutes later, euthanasia was accomplished with a pentobarbital/phenytoin overdose given IV. The time to apnea, asystole, cessation of audible heartbeat, and absence of corneal reflex were recorded by two blinded investigators...
November 21, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169335/patient-and-treatment-related-risk-factors-associated-with-neck-muscle-spasm-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients-after-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy
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Lu-Lu Zhang, Guan-Qun Zhou, Zhen-Yu Qi, Xiao-Jun He, Jia-Xiang Li, Ling-Long Tang, Yan-Ping Mao, Ai-Hua Lin, Jun Ma, Ying Sun
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the incidence of neck muscle spasm in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients that received intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), and to analyse the patient- and treatment-related risk factors associated with neck muscle spasm. METHODS: A sample of 152 IMRT-treated, biopsy-proven, nondisseminated NPC patients were retrospectively analysed. All had documented IMRT treatment plans and had returned for follow-up review at 4 years post-radiotherapy...
November 23, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158091/observation-of-the-effects-of-different-surgical-treatments-on-unilateral-masticatory-muscle-spasm
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Guangyong Wu, Jia Ouyang, Zhiyu Zhang, Ruen Liu
BACKGROUND: Unilateral masticatory muscle spasm is a rare disease without a generally accepted and efficacious treatment plan. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of different surgical treatments on unilateral masticatory muscle spasm. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the surgical treatment and effects of 10 cases of unilateral masticatory muscle spasm between February 2010 and September 2016. Three cases underwent complete amputation of the trigeminal motor branch, 3 cases underwent partial amputation of the trigeminal motor branch, and 4 cases received only vascular decompression...
November 17, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145188/brueghel-syndrome-or-meige-syndrome-two-sides-of-a-same-disease
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M Béreau, L Tatu
Different eponyms such as "Wood syndrome," Meige syndrome, "Brueghel syndrome," "Blepharospasm plus syndrome" have been used to describe segmental craniocervical dystonias. These facial and/or oromandibular movement disorders are characterized by muscle contractions and spasms involving eyes, facial region, and sometimes pharynx, jaw, floor of the mouth, and tongue. The pathophysiology of craniocervical dystonia is poorly understood, but abnormal plasticity and impaired inhibition are suspected. Injection of botulinum toxin appears to be the best therapeutic option for treating segmental craniocervical dystonia...
2018: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144018/navigated-retrograde-endoscopic-myotomy-rem-for-the-treatment-of-therapy-resistant-achalasia
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K D Pham, R F Havre, T Langø, E F Hofstad, G A Tangen, R Mårvik, T Pham, O H Gilja, J G Hatlebakk, A Viste
BACKGROUND: In achalasia, muscle spasm may involve the proximal esophagus. When the muscle spasm is located in the proximal esophagus, conventional per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) may not be sufficient to relieve symptoms. In this paper, we describe retrograde endoscopic myotomy (REM) as a novel approach to perform myotomy of the proximal esophagus, with the application of a navigation tool for anatomical guidance during REM. We aim to evaluate the feasibility and safety of REM and usefulness of the navigation during REM...
November 16, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143581/multiple-sclerosis-symptoms-and-spasticity-management-new-data
#11
Guillermo Izquierdo
Spasticity, perceived by patients as muscle rigidity and spasms, is a common symptom in multiple sclerosis (MS). It is associated with functional impairment that can exacerbate other MS symptoms and reduce quality of life. Pharmacological treatment options are limited and frequently ineffective. Treatment adherence is a key issue to address in these patients. The efficacy and safety of 9-delta-tetrahydrocannabinol:cannabidiol (THC:CBD) oromucosal spray for treatment of MS spasticity were demonstrated in four Phase III trials...
November 2017: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132808/bilateral-vocal-fold-medialization-a-treatment-for-abductor-spasmodic-dysphonia
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Karuna Dewan, Gerald S Berke
INTRODUCTION: Abductor spasmodic dysphonia, a difficult-to-treat laryngologic condition, is characterized by spasms causing the vocal folds to remain abducted despite efforts to adduct them during phonation. Traditional treatment for abductor spasmodic dysphonia-botulinum toxin injection into the posterior cricoarytenoid muscle-can be both technically challenging and uncomfortable. Due to the difficulty of needle placement, it is often unsuccessful. The purpose of this investigation is to present a previously undescribed treatment for abductor spasmodic dysphonia-bilateral vocal fold medialization...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131041/skin-manifestations-of-targeted-antineoplastic-therapy
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Onofre Sanmartín
The management of oncology patients has changed significantly over recent years, with the development of new targeted anticancer therapies. Cutaneous adverse effects are among the most frequently observed toxicities with many targeted agents; their intensity can be dose-limiting or lead to the discontinuation of therapy. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors can cause maculopapular rash and hand-foot reaction, whereas papulopustular rash, paronychia, regulatory changes in hair, and dryness are caused by epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors...
2018: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123865/a-case-of-tetanus-treated-with-kampo-medicines-such-as-kakkonto-and-shakuyakukanzoto
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Hajime Nakae, Yuri Saito, Manabu Okuyama, Toshiko Igarashi
Case: A 74-year-old man developed tetanus 3 days after working with cow and poultry manure. Kakkonto and shakuyakukanzoto, traditional Japanese herbal medicines that are effective for the relief of pain primarily related to muscle contraction, were given to control the trismus and painful contracture of the neck. Generalized convulsions were controlled without the use of muscle relaxants. Outcome: After 30 days, the patient was discharged from the hospital without any sequelae...
April 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123626/treatment-of-hemifacial-spasm-in-patient-with-hemifacial-atrophy-using-combination-therapy-ultrasound-therapy-and-tens-a-case-report
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Apala Baduni, Bhuvana Krishnamoorthy
A 19-year-old male patient presented with facial hemi-atrophy with unilateral spasms of the masseter and temporalis muscles. Ultrasound therapy and Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation therapy, known as combination therapy, were given on alternate days for 2 weeks. At the end of 2 weeks of combination therapy the patient reported a drastic reduction in the number of episodes of muscle spasm. The visual analog scale score for tenderness of the masseter and temporalis was also markedly reduced. No one has previously used combination therapy for the treatment of facial hemi-atrophy with hemi-facial spasms...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116410/botulinum-toxin-therapy-in-patients-with-oral-anticoagulation-is-it-safe
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Christoph Schrader, Markus Ebke, Fereshte Adib Saberi, Dirk Dressler
When used therapeutically, botulinum toxin (BT) has to be injected into its target tissues. All manufacturers warn not to do so in patients with oral anticoagulation to avoid haematoma. We wanted to study the haematoma frequency (HF) in patients with anticoagulation receiving BT therapy. 32 patients (16 females, 16 males, age 69.3 ± 10.0 years) with blepharospasm (n = 6), hemifacial spasm (n = 8), post-stroke spasticity (n = 16), and cervical dystonia (n = 2) received BT therapy (needle size 27G, post-injection tissue compression) whilst on anticoagulation (anticoagulation group, AG)...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111119/direct-central-nervous-system-effects-of-botulinum-neurotoxin
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Matteo Caleo, Laura Restani
Local intramuscular injections of botulinum neurotoxin type A (BoNT/A) are effective in the treatment of focal dystonias, muscle spasms, and spasticity. However, not all clinical effects of BoNT/A may be explained by its action at peripheral nerve terminals. For example, the therapeutic benefit may exceed the duration of the peripheral neuroparalysis induced by the neurotoxin. In cellular and animal models, evidence demonstrates retrograde transport of catalytically active BoNT/A in projection neurons. This process of long-range trafficking is followed by transcytosis and action at second-order synapses...
October 31, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109645/neostigmine-induced-coronary-artery-spasm-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Shimon Kolker, Dan Tzivoni, David Rosenmann, Shmuel Meyler, Alexander Ioscovich
Neostigmine is a cholinesterase inhibitor which does not cross the blood brain barrier and a commonly used for reversal of nondepolarizing muscle relaxants. In the following case report, we present a patient who developed coronary artery spasm, after the administration of repeated doses of neostigmine. Ours is the first case to demonstrate such a longstanding coronary artery vasospasm that lasted several hours in response to neostigmine, resulting in myocardial damage and left ventricular dysfunction. We would like to draw the attention of the anesthesiologists to this rare effect that may lead to perioperative cardiac complications...
July 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101530/sudden-death-due-to-malignant-hyperthermia-with-a-mutation-of-ryr1-autopsy-morphology-and-genetic-analysis
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Wenhe Li, Lin Zhang, Yue Liang, Fang Tong, Yiwu Zhou
Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by abnormal calcium homeostasis in skeletal muscles in response to triggering agents. Autopsy, morphology, and genetic analysis were performed on a 19-year-old man who died rapidly after exposure to sevoflurane during maxillofacial surgery. Muscle spasm around the operation area and limb rigidity occurred and renal tubules full of myoglobin casts were observed by microscopy. Ultrastructural changes in the skeletal muscles and the myocardium were detected by transmission electron microscopy (TEM)...
December 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097081/paraneoplastic-autoimmune-movement-disorders
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Thien Thien Lim
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an overview of paraneoplastic autoimmune disorders presenting with various movement disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: The spectrum of paraneoplastic autoimmune disorders has been expanding with the discovery of new antibodies against cell surface and intracellular antigens. Many of these paraneoplastic autoimmune disorders manifest as a form of movement disorder. With the discovery of new neuronal antibodies, an increasing number of idiopathic or neurodegenerative movement disorders are now being reclassified as immune-mediated movement disorders...
October 13, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
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