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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551062/-alternative-approach-to-autonomic-instability-of-very-severe-tetanus-stellate-ganglion
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Başak Altıparmak, Ali İhsan Uysal, Eylem Yaşar, Semra Demirbilek
Tetanus is an acute and deadly disease caused by Clostridium tetani. A 60-year-old male came to hospital after he injured his thumb with a knife. Ten days later, he returned to hospital with abdominal spasms. He was vaccinated against tetanus and referred to intensive care unit. As he had sudden difficulty in respiration, he was entubated. Midazolam, magnesium and esmolol infusion were started. Next day, muscle spasms progressed all over his body. Midazolam infusion was replaced with propofol and vecuronium...
May 24, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507604/health-related-quality-of-life-outcomes-from-botulinum-toxin-treatment-in-hemifacial-spasm
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Daniel Weiss, Justine Sturm, Leonhard Hieber, Axel Börtlein, Ingo Mayr, Matthias Appy, Benedicta Kühnler, Joachim Buchthal, Christian Dippon, Guy Arnold, Tobias Wächter
BACKGROUND: Although botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) injections may alleviate involuntary muscle contractions in hemifacial spasm substantially, it is less clear whether the motor effect would translate into improvements of health-related quality of life (HR-QoL). METHODS: In this open-label clinical observational study, we characterized outcomes on HR-QoL in terms of the EuroQol (EQ-5D-5L) from BoNT in a prospective cohort of patients with hemifacial spasm (n = 73)...
April 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496986/a-case-of-stiff-dog-syndrome-associated-with-anti-glutamic-acid-decarboxylase-antibodies
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Theresa E Pancotto, John H Rossmeisl
BACKGROUND: The stiff person syndrome (SPS) is a rare and debilitating autoimmune disorder with an unknown pathogenesis and variable clinical presentation that can present a diagnostic challenge. Although entities that clinically mimic stiff-person spectrum disorders (SPSD) have manifested in horses, they have not been reported in dogs. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a 2-year-old beagle dog presented for progressive attacks of muscular rigidity and lordosis with superimposed spasms of the appendicular muscles triggered by tactile stimulation which resulted in marked gait impairment...
2017: Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480090/atypical-pharyngeal-pouch-arising-bilaterally-between-the-hyoid-bone-and-thyroid-cartilage
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Lawrence J Oh, Lyndon Chan, David Veivers
Introduction. Pharyngoesophageal diverticuli are a common cause of dysphagia; they are associated with various morbidities and a decreased quality of life. There are several different types of the diverticuli, and they are divided based on the anatomical location of origin relative to the cricopharyngeal muscle; these include Zenker's, Killian-Jamieson's, and Laimer's diverticula. The authors present a unique case of pharyngoesophageal diverticulum that has not been previously described. Case Presentation. A 65-year-old male presented with a 12-month history of dysphagia and odynophagia for solids...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476326/clinical-heterogeneity-in-patients-with-idiopathic-blepharospasm-a-cluster-analysis
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G Defazio, A Conte, A F Gigante, G Ferrazzano, R Pellicciari, S Dagostino, G Fabbrini, A Berardelli
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic blepharospasm is a clinically heterogeneous condition. It is not known whether the various manifestations become manifest sequentially during the course of the disease or aggregate in separate clusters identifying subpopulations of patients. METHODS: Eighty-nine patients with idiopathic blepharospasm were assessed using k-means cluster analysis to identify relatively homogeneous groups on the basis of low-intragroup/high-intergroup differences across a set of selected variables...
April 25, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437820/-therapy-of-hemifacial-spasm-with-botulinum-toxin
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Wolfgang H Jost, Rainer Laskawi, Anja Palmowski-Wolfe, Peter P Urban
Hemifacial spasm (HFS) is a frequent disorder characterized by involuntary contractions of those muscles innervated by the facialis nerve on one side of the face. The symptoms can appear as tonic or clonic, intermittent or permanent. Diagnosis is based purely on clinical observation. Differential diagnosis should rely on cranial MRI, which can demonstrate a pathological contact between the nerves and vessels and exclude alternative causation. Often, the symptoms are not marked so that therapy may not be necessary...
April 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432819/identification-of-bioactive-compounds-in-shaoyao-gancao-decoction-using-%C3%AE-2-adrenoceptor-affinity-chromatography
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Zehua Li, Haiyang Gao, Jiangying Li, Yajun Zhang
Shaoyao-Gancao decoction, a Chinese herbal formula, is composed of Paeoniae Radix alba and Glycyrrhiza Radix et rhizoma. It has been widely used to treat muscle spasms and asthma. However, little is known about the bioactive components of Shaoyao-Gancao decoction. In the present study, the bioactive compounds in water-extract of Shaoyao-Gancao decoction were separated by the immobilized β2 -adrenoceptor affinity column and identified using quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry. The affinity constants of the separated compounds that bind to β2 -adrenoceptor were determined by frontal analysis...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419751/clinical-characteristics-of-fibromyalgia-in-a-chronic-pain-population
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Mark Gostine, Fred Davis, Bradley Roberts, Rebecca Risko, Michael Asmus, Joseph C Cappelleri, Alesia Sadosky
OBJECTIVE: To compare fibromyalgia (FM) characteristics among patients identified in a community-based chronic pain cohort based on traditional International Classification of Diagnoses Ninth Revision, ICD-9 diagnostic coding, with that of patients identified using a novel predictive model. METHODS: This retrospective study used data collected from July 1999 to February 17, 2015 in multiple chronic pain clinics in the United States. Patients were assigned to the FM case group based on specific inclusion criteria using ICD-9 codes or, separately, from results of a novel FM predictive model that was developed using random forest and logistic regression techniques...
April 18, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375396/muscle-spasms-twitches-in-arm-upon-throwing-%C3%A2-dx
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Kyle Bradford Jones, Juliann Allred, David Shprecher
Involuntary upper right arm muscle contractions and spasms, which began intermittently when the patient was a teenager, were now a real problem for him as an adult. The patient was having difficulty rolling a baseball underhand to players as part of infield practice and he was experiencing muscle spasms when lifting his right arm over his head. "Twitches" in the patient's upper arm were making drinking difficult, but he had no problems feeding himself, writing, or performing other basic activities of daily living...
April 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367713/src-syk-targeted-anti-inflammatory-actions-of-triterpenoidal-saponins-from-gac-momordica-cochinchinensis-seeds
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Jae Sik Yu, Jun Ho Kim, Seulah Lee, Kiwon Jung, Ki Hyun Kim, Jae Youl Cho
Momordica cochinchinensis Spreng (family Cucurbitaceae), also known as gac, or red melon, is an edible Southeast Asian fruit valued for its nutritional and medicinal properties. Specifically, Momordicae Semen, the seeds of the gac fruit, is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat boils, rheumatic pain, muscle spasm, hemorrhoids, and hemangiomas. In this study, a chemical investigation into a gac seed ethanol (EtOH) extract resulted in the identification of three triterpenoidal saponins (1-3), which were investigated for their anti-inflammatory effects...
April 2, 2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366755/postoperative-ptosis-and-diplopia-induced-by-the-intraoperative-application-of-bone-wax
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Yoshinori Maki, Ryota Ishibashi, Daisuke Yamada, Takumi Morita, Masaki Chin, Sen Yamagata
BACKGROUND: Bone wax is a hemostatic agent well used by neurosurgeons to prevent bleeding from bone. However, several complications involving bone wax have been reported, such as ptosis, infection, paraplegia, osteohypertrophy, edema, pain, granuloma formation, allergic reaction and thrombosis. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 47-year-old female patient presented to our neurosurgery department complaining of headache and vomiting. Subarachnoid hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm was detected on computed tomography (CT), and we performed emergent clipping of the ruptured aneurysm...
March 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356767/efficacy-and-safety-of-guaifenesin-for-upper-back-neck-and-shoulder-pain-a-phase-ii-proof-of-concept-multicenter-placebo-controlled-repeat-dose-parallel-group-study
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Agron Collaku, Yong Yue, Kenneth Reed
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Guaifenesin, an over-the-counter (OTC) expectorant, has exhibited muscle relaxant effects preclinically and clinically. This proof-of-principle study explored whether OTC doses of guaifenesin can provide relief from acute upper back, neck, or shoulder muscle spasm and pain. METHODS: This multicenter, placebo-controlled, repeat-dose, parallel study randomly assigned adults experiencing acute pain and muscle spasm in their upper back, neck, or shoulder to guaifenesin 600 or 1200 mg or matched placebo twice daily (BID) in a 2:2:1:1 ratio for 7 days...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343155/more-than-just-muscle-spasms-a-rare-presentation-of-aortic-dissection
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Ebisa Bekele, Deepthi Chaitanya Kagolanu, Martin Kim, Kent Stephenson
Acute aortic dissection is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, often from complications including aortic regurgitation, cardiac tamponade and myocardial infarction. Typical clinical presentation includes a sudden onset of severe chest pain, although this is not always consistent. Clinical signs and symptoms are diverse with an estimated 38% of cases being missed on initial evaluation. Primary neurological symptoms at presentation are rare but have been reported often to coexist with chest pain...
March 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297691/-intraoperative-artery-wall-stimulating-electromyography-during-microvascular-decompression-surgery-to-treat-hemifacial-spasm-a-case-report
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Ryotaro Yamashita, Taishi Nakamura, Ryutaro Fukuyama, Kosuke Ishikawa, Takahiro Hayashi, Ryohei Miyazaki, Makoto Ohtake, Mitsuru Sato, Kensuke Tateishi, Nobuyuki Shimizu, Jun Suenaga, Hidetoshi Murata
OBJECTIVE: Microvascular decompression(MVD)surgery has been established as a standard treatment for hemifacial spasm. However, because decompression surgery results in unfavorable outcomes in some cases, a more critical monitoring strategy is required. To improve surgical outcome for hemifacial spasms, abnormal muscle response(AMR)has been proposed as a tool for intraoperative electrophysiological monitoring during MVD surgery. Here, we report a single case of surgical MVD monitoring using artery wall stimulating electromyography(AWS-EMG)...
March 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269106/using-surface-electromyography-to-detect-changes-in-innervation-zones-pattern-after-human-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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Babak Afsharipour, Milap S Sandhu, Ghulam Rasool, Nina L Suresh, William Z Rymer
Human spinal cord injuries (SCI) disrupt the pathways between brain and spinal cord, resulting in substantial impairment and loss of function. Currently, we do not have the ability to precisely quantify the "functional" level of motor injury. The aim of this study is to determine if high-density surface electromyography imaging (SEI) can be used to characterize the location and extent of the spinal lesion. SEI is a safe and non-invasive technique, which uses several electrodes to provide a map of muscle activity...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267828/satoyoshi-syndrome-with-progressive-orofacial-manifestations-a-case-history-report
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Jian Li, Dong Peng, Ting Jiang, Limor Avivi-Arber
A young female patient suffering from Satoyoshi syndrome had the first characteristic signs and symptoms of hair loss and progressive spontaneous intermittent painful spasms of limb muscles at age 6.5 years. Thereafter, she developed chronic diarrhea, amenorrhea, and skeletal deformities. In the orofacial region, she suffered from painful spasms of the masseter (jaw closing) muscles, progressive tooth loss, and degeneration of the mandibular condyles. Treatment with steroids and provision of complete dentures improved the signs and symptoms...
March 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264545/innervation-zone-targeted-botulinum-toxin-injections
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Bayram Kaymak, Murat Kara, Arzu Yağiz-On, Abdullah R Soylu, Levent Özçakar
Muscle overactivity (spasticity, dystonia or spasm) seen in certain neuromuscular disorders has been effectively treated with intramuscular injection of botulinum neurotoxins (BoTXs). Since they act in the nerve terminals, the toxin must be transported to the neuromuscular junctions which are generally clustered in one or more restricted areas (innervations zone(s)) in a skeletal muscle. The innervation zone targeted BoTX injections using guidance is highly recommended to achieve an optimal therapeutic goal with lower doses and fewer side effects...
March 6, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254601/electromyographically-guided-nerve-combing-makes-microvascular-decompression-more-successful-in-hemifacial-spasm-with-persistent-abnormal-muscle-response
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Xin Zhang, Jin Zhu, Yin-Da Tang, Hua Zhao, Ting-Ting Ying, Yan Yuan, Shi-Ting Li
BACKGROUND: Microvascular decompression (MVD) of the facial nerve monitored intra-operatively by abnormal muscle response (AMR) activity is a common treatment for hemifacial spasm. However, AMR frequently persists after MVD, for which electromyographically (EMG)-guided nerve combing is sometimes recommended. Because no research regarding the success of EMG-guided nerve combing has been published, we compared the effectiveness of nerve combing after MVD with simple MVD in cases including persistent AMR...
February 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229063/childhood-laryngeal-dystonia-following-bilateral-globus-pallidus-abnormality-a-case-study-and-review-of-literature
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Mohammad Javad Saeedi Borujeni, Ebrahim Esfandiary, Mostafa Almasi-Dooghaee
INTRODUCTION: Dystonia is a disorder of movement caused by various etiologies. Laryngeal dystonia is caused by the spasm of laryngeal muscles. It is a disorder caused by vocal fold movement in which excessive adduction or abduction of the vocal folds occurs during speech. The pathophysiology of this type of dystonia is not fully known. Some researchers have suggested that basal ganglia structures and their connections with cortical areas have been involved in the pathogenesis of dystonia...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227332/using-surface-electromyography-to-detect-changes-in-innervation-zones-pattern-after-human-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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Babak Afsharipour, Milap S Sandhu, Ghulam Rasool, Nina L Suresh, William Z Rymer, Babak Afsharipour, Milap S Sandhu, Ghulam Rasool, Nina L Suresh, William Z Rymer, Milap S Sandhu, Babak Afsharipour, William Z Rymer, Nina L Suresh, Ghulam Rasool
Human spinal cord injuries (SCI) disrupt the pathways between brain and spinal cord, resulting in substantial impairment and loss of function. Currently, we do not have the ability to precisely quantify the "functional" level of motor injury. The aim of this study is to determine if high-density surface electromyography imaging (SEI) can be used to characterize the location and extent of the spinal lesion. SEI is a safe and non-invasive technique, which uses several electrodes to provide a map of muscle activity...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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