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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819801/botulinum-toxin-treatment-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-review
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REVIEW
Yasaman Safarpour, Tahereh Mousavi, Bahman Jabbari
Purpose of review The purpose of this review is to provide updated information on the role of botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) therapy in multiple sclerosis (MS). This review aims to answer which symptoms of multiple sclerosis may be amenable to BoNT therapy. Recent findings We searched the literature on the efficacy of BoNTs for treatment of MS symptoms up to April 1st 2017 via the Yale University Library's search engine including but not limited to Pub Med and Ovis SP. The level of efficacy was defined according to the assessment's criteria set forth by the Subcommittee on Guideline Development of the American Academy of Neurology...
August 17, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818518/seladelpar-mbx-8025-a-selective-ppar-%C3%AE-agonist-in-patients-with-primary-biliary-cholangitis-with-an-inadequate-response-to-ursodeoxycholic-acid-a-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-phase-2-proof-of-concept-study
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David Jones, Pol F Boudes, Mark G Swain, Christopher L Bowlus, Michael R Galambos, Bruce R Bacon, Yvonne Doerffel, Norman Gitlin, Stuart C Gordon, Joseph A Odin, David Sheridan, Markus-Alexander Wörns, Virginia Clark, Linsey Corless, Heinz Hartmann, Mark E Jonas, Andreas E Kremer, George F Mells, Peter Buggisch, Bradley L Freilich, Cynthia Levy, John M Vierling, David E Bernstein, Marek Hartleb, Ewa Janczewska, Fedja Rochling, Hemant Shah, Mitchell L Shiffman, John H Smith, Yun-Jung Choi, Alexandra Steinberg, Monika Varga, Harinder Chera, Robert Martin, Charles A McWherter, Gideon M Hirschfield
BACKGROUND: Many patients with primary biliary cholangitis have an inadequate response to first-line therapy with ursodeoxycholic acid. Seladelpar is a potent, selective agonist for the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-delta (PPAR-δ), which is implicated in bile acid homoeostasis. This first-in-class study evaluated the anti-cholestatic effects and safety of seladelpar in patients with an inadequate response to ursodeoxycholic acid. METHODS: The study was a 12-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 2 trial of patients with alkaline phosphatase of at least 1·67 times the upper limit of normal (ULN) despite treatment with ursodeoxycholic acid...
August 14, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814047/a-simple-tool-to-measure-spasticity-in-spinal-cord-injury-subjects
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Arash Arami, Nevio L Tagliamonte, Federica Tamburella, Hsieng-Yung Huang, Marco Molinari, Etienne Burdet
This work presents a wearable device and the algorithms for quantitative modelling of joint spasticity and its application in a pilot group of subjects with different levels of spinal cord injury. The device comprises light-weight instrumented handles to measure the interaction force between the subject and the physical therapist performing the tests, EMG sensors and inertial measurement units to measure muscle activity and joint kinematics. Experimental tests included the passive movement of different body segments, where the spasticity was expected, at different velocities...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813825/research-of-the-bws-system-for-lower-extremity-rehabilitation-robot
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Xiao Zhang, Weida Li, Juan Li, Xiaowei Cai
Body weight support (BWS) system is increasingly used in conjunction with treadmills to assist the patients with neurological impairments. Owing to lower limbs of the patients unable to bear the whole weight during the rehabilitation training, some weight can be removed to help the patients recover the basic walking ability gradually. Therefore, considering the man-machine relationship and the effects of the rehabilitation, a wire-driven BWS system is designed. The main unit of the system is an active closed-loop controlled drive to generate the exact desired force...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756484/distal-esophageal-spasm-with-multiple-esophageal-diverticula-successfully-treated-by-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy
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Koji Otani, Shinwa Tanaka, Fumiaki Kawara, Junichi Fujikawa, Akinari Sawada, Risa Uemura, Tetsuya Tanigawa, Toshio Watanabe, Takeshi Azuma, Yasuhiro Fujiwara
Distal esophageal spasm (DES) is a primary esophageal motility disorder. We encountered a rare case of DES accompanied by multiple esophageal diverticula. A 72-year-old woman complained of prolonged dysphagia and chest pain. A barium esophagogram showed multiple esophageal diverticula and significant contraction of the lower esophagus just above the cardia. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a corkscrew-like appearance, with spiral contractions and diverticula. High-resolution manometry revealed that the integrated relaxation pressure was normal; premature contractions were observed in ≥20% of the swallowing wave; the distal contractile integral was normal...
July 29, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755959/an-open-label-single-arm-phase-ii-multicenter-study-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-cg0070-oncolytic-vector-regimen-in-patients-with-bcg-unresponsive-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-interim-results
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Vignesh T Packiam, Donald L Lamm, Daniel A Barocas, Andrew Trainer, Benjamin Fand, Ronald L Davis, William Clark, Michael Kroeger, Igor Dumbadze, Karim Chamie, A Karim Kader, Dominic Curran, John Gutheil, Arthur Kuan, Alex W Yeung, Gary D Steinberg
OBJECTIVES: CG0070 is a replication-competent oncolytic adenovirus that targets bladder tumor cells through their defective retinoblastoma pathway. Prior reports of intravesical CG0070 have shown promising activity in patients with high-grade non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) who previously did not respond to bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG). However, limited accrual has hindered analysis of efficacy, particularly for pathologic subsets. We evaluated interim results of a phase II trial for intravesical CG0070 in patients with BCG-unresponsive NMIBC who refused cystectomy...
July 26, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755914/cochlear-nerve-action-potential-monitoring-for-preserving-function-of-an-unseen-cochlear-nerve-in-vestibular-schwannoma-surgery
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Mami Ishikawa, Atsuhiro Kojima, Satoshi Terao, Mutsumi Nagai, Gen Kusaka, Heiji Naritaka
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative monitoring of cochlear nerve action potential (CNAP) has been used in patients with small vestibular schwannoma (<15 mm) to preserve cochlear nerve function. We performed surgery for a larger vestibular schwannoma under CNAP monitoring and preserved cochlear nerve function, as compared with that in 10 normal patients showing hemifacial spasm. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of a patient with a 26-mm vestibular schwannoma and normal hearing function who underwent neurosurgery under electrophysiological monitoring of the facial and cochlear nerves...
July 26, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749549/a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-of-rituximab-in-patients-with-stiff-person-syndrome
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Marinos C Dalakas, Goran Rakocevic, James M Dambrosia, Harry Alexopoulos, Beverly McElroy
OBJECTIVE: In stiff person syndrome (SPS), an antibody-mediated impaired γ-aminobutyric acidergic (GABAergic) neurotransmission is believed to cause muscle stiffness and spasms. Most patients improve with GABA-enhancing drugs and intravenous immunoglobulin, but some respond poorly and remain disabled. The need for more effective therapy prompted a trial with the anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody rituximab. METHODS: This was a placebo-controlled randomized trial of rituximab (2 biweekly infusions of 1g each)...
July 27, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730530/spastic-paretic-hemifacial-contracture-related-to-multiple-sclerosis-a-rare-and-under-recognized-entity
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Sophie Fastré, Philippe Hanson, Frédéric London
We describe an additional case of spastic paretic hemifacial contracture, an uncommon condition characterized by sustained unilateral contraction of the facial muscles associated with mild ipsilateral facial paresis. This entity has only rarely been associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) and can be mistaken for hemifacial spasm. Early consideration of MS in the differential diagnosis of young patients admitted with these symptoms is essential.
July 20, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730167/the-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-chronic-idiopathic-anal-pain
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Weiming Mao, Xiujun Liao, Wenjing Wu, Yanyan Yu, Guangen Yang
The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristics, treatment outcomes and psychological distress in patients with chronic idiopathic anal pain. The study was conducted on patients referred to Hangzhou Third Hospital for chronic anal pain from January, 2010 to December, 2014. Patient demographics, clinical history, anorectal physiology, and radiological imaging data were recorded for all patients. The treatment outcome was noted for patients treated and followed up for more than 6 month at the present unit...
2017: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726075/effectiveness-adverse-effects-and-drug-compliance-of-long-acting-injectable-risperidone-in-children-and-adolescents
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Mehmet Fatih Ceylan, Betül Erdogan, Selma Tural Hesapcioglu, Esra Cop
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although the use of oral risperidone in children and adolescents has been well studied, there is little information on the intramuscular use of long-acting injectable risperidone (LAIR). The aims of this study were to investigate the effectiveness and adverse effects of LAIR in children and adolescents with conduct disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. METHODS: In total, 42 patients (age range 12-17 years) who were non-adherent to oral antipsychotic drugs, received 25 mg/day of LAIR intramuscularly every 2 weeks...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725596/utility-of-trigger-point-injection-as-an-adjunct-to-physical-therapy-in-men-with-chronic-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome
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Nicholas N Tadros, Anup B Shah, Daniel A Shoskes
BACKGROUND: Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is often associated with pelvic floor muscle spasm. While pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) is effective, some men are unable to resolve their symptoms and have residual trigger points (TPs). TP injection has been used for treatment in several neuromuscular pain syndromes. The objective of this study was to examine the efficacy and side effects of TP injection in men with CP/CPPS and pelvic floor spasm refractory to PT...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706744/management-of-oromandibular-dystonia-a-case-report-and-literature-update
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Suma Gn, Adrita Nag
Oromandibular dystonia (OMD) is a movement disorder characterized by involuntary, paroxysmal, and patterned muscle contractions of varying severity resulting in sustained spasms of masticatory muscles, affecting the jaws, tongue, face, and pharynx. It is most commonly idiopathic or medication-induced, but peripheral trauma sometimes precedes the condition. We present a case report of a 26-year-old female patient who suffered repetitive bouts of hemifacial muscle contractions for 2 years on closing the mouth which interfered in patient's well-being and quality of life by hampering her ability to eat and talk and to the extent of inability to breath due to contractions of her neck muscles...
2017: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695904/neuropathic-pain-and-spasticity-intricate-consequences-of-spinal-cord-injury
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REVIEW
N B Finnerup
STUDY DESIGN: The 2016 International Spinal Cord Society Sir Ludwig Guttmann Lecture. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review is to identify different symptoms and signs of neuropathic pain and spasticity after spinal cord injury (SCI) and to present different methods of assessing them. The objective is to discuss how a careful characterization of different symptoms and signs, and a better translation of preclinical findings may improve our understanding of the complex and entangled mechanisms of neuropathic pain and spasticity...
July 11, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689341/painful-spasms-in-facial-masticatory-and-motor-ocular-muscles-reversed-after-microvascular-decompression-of-a-neurovascular-conflict-at-brainstem
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Tania-Mihaela Idriceanu, Marc Sindou
The authors present a case of a 42-year-old female admitted for disabling complex and atypical bilateral facial spasms associated with painful masticatory and motor ocular dystonic movements, difficult to fit in the definition of any known cranio-facial dyskinesias. MRI showed a left PICA loop invaginated into the brainstem, considered responsible of an hyperactive disorder of the brainstem nuclei neighboring the conflict. After microvascular decompression, the patient made a full recovery with complete disappearance of the paroxystic phenomena...
July 8, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682279/temporomandibular-pain-caused-by-sleep-disorders-a-review-and-case-report
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Daniel F Babiec
Patients who present to the general dentist's office with complaints of temporomandibular joint pain may exhibit signs and symptoms such as muscle soreness, bruxism, joint soreness, limited range of movement, altered movement, and facial pain as well as tooth chipping or tooth movement. After examinations, radiographic evaluations, and a review of medical history, dentists may have a bias toward regarding these symptoms as oral or dental in origin. After a diagnosis of a temporomandibular disorder (TMD), bruxism, or muscular spasms due to occlusal instabilities is established, the treatment protocol often includes an oral appliance (such as a nightguard), exercises, and pharmacologic agents...
July 2017: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677349/comparison-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-hyoscine-butylbromide-versus-anisodamine-for-acute-gastric-or-intestinal-spasm-like-pain-a-randomized-double-blind-and-multi-center-phase-iii-trial
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Chun Ping Zhu, Fei Jiang, Rong Quan Wang, Xiao Zhong Guo, Xiao Hua Hou, Hong Xu, Ya Zeng, Yi Qi Du, Zhao Shen Li
AIM: Acute gastric or intestinal spasm-like pain is a common symptom in digestive diseases. Hyoscine butylbromide (HBB), an anticholinergic agent, relieves the pain of stomach and bowel cramps by inhibiting smooth muscle contractility. The aim was to compare the efficacy and safety of parenteral HBB versus anisodamine, for acute gastric or intestinal spasm-like pain. METHODS: In this randomized, positive-controlled, double-blind, parallel-group, multi-center non-inferiority trial, 299 Chinese patients were randomly assigned to HBB or anisodamine in a 1:1 ratio...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674368/thymoma-associated-progressive-encephalomyelitis-with-rigidity-and-myoclonus-perm-with-myasthenia-gravis
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Satoshi Morise, Masataka Nakamura, Jun-Ichi Morita, Kousuke Miyake, Takenobu Kunieda, Satoshi Kaneko, Hirofumi Kusaka
We report a case of a 72-year-old woman who initially presented with symptoms of bulbar myasthenia and was positive for anti-acetylcholine receptor antibodies. She subsequently developed painful muscle spasms, myoclonus, and stiffness. Thymoma was detected, and both anti-glycine receptor and anti-glutamic acid decarboxylase antibodies were found. She was diagnosed with thymoma-associated progressive encephalomyelitis with rigidity and myoclonus (PERM). She experienced marked improvement after thymectomy followed by plasma exchange and intravenous immunoglobulin and prednisolone...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666721/follow-up-of-high-risk-bladder-cancer-is-it-safe-to-perform-fluorescence-endoscopy-multiple-times-in-the-same-patient
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Maria Apfelbeck, Tobias Grimm, Alexander Kretschmer, Alexander Buchner, Birte-Swantje Schneevoigt, Friedrich Jokisch, Markus Grabbert, Gerald Schulz, Christian G Stief, Alexander Karl
PURPOSE: As the use of fluorescence endoscopy is recommended today by different guidelines during the follow-up of high-grade non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer, the aim of this study is to analyze whether the multiple use of hexylaminolevulinate (HAL) for TUR-BT can be performed safely within the same patient over a time interval. METHODS: Data of patients diagnosed and treated with HAL-TUR-B at our institute between 2008 and 2013 were analyzed. Special interest was given to side effects observed during the instillation of the substance, on the whole day of the instillation and during the entire hospital stay...
June 27, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650240/development-of-a-clinical-spasticity-scale-for-evaluation-of-dogs-with-chronic-thoracolumbar-spinal-cord-injury
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Melissa J Lewis, Natasha J Olby
OBJECTIVE To develop a spasticity scale for dogs with chronic deficits following severe spinal cord injury (SCI) for use in clinical assessment and outcome measurement in clinical trials. ANIMALS 20 chronically paralyzed dogs with a persistent lack of hind limb pain perception caused by an acute SCI at least 3 months previously. PROCEDURES Spasticity was assessed in both hind limbs via tests of muscle tone, clonus, and flexor and extensor spasms adapted from human scales. Measurement of patellar clonus duration and flexor spasm duration and degree was feasible...
July 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
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