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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776555/sudden-coronary-death-in-the-young-evidence-of-contractile-phenotype-of-smooth-muscle-cells-in-the-culprit-atherosclerotic-plaque
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Stefania Rizzo, Matteo Coen, Antonija Sakic, Monica De Gaspari, Gaetano Thiene, Giulio Gabbiani, Cristina Basso, Marie-Luce Bochaton-Piallat
BACKGROUND: Culprit coronary atherosclerotic plaques (APs) from young sudden cardiac death (SCD) victims are mostly non-atheromatous, i.e., consisting of proliferative smooth muscle cells (SMCs). Coronary vasospasm has been advocated to explain plaque instability in the absence of thrombosis. Our aim was to characterize the SMC phenotype in the intima and media of coronary arteries from young SCD victims. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 38 coronary artery segments were studied: (a) 18 APs from young (≤40 years old) SCD patients, (b) 9 APs from old (>40 years old) SCD patients, (c) 11 non-atherosclerotic coronary arteries from young patients (≤40 years old)...
August 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775120/successful-improvement-of-pain-symptomatology-in-a-suspected-case-of-cramp-fasciculation-syndrome-via-interventional-pain-treatment
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Anita Gupta, Lucas First, Celeste A Swain
Peripheral nerve hyperexcitability (PNH) syndromes are a rare set of neuromuscular disorders that include cramp-fasciculation syndrome (CFS) and Isaacs syndrome (IS). Successful treatment of these diseases has been achieved with antiepileptic medications; however, chronic pain symptoms can persist. We provide a case report of a 25-year-old female who has suffered from painful severe muscle spasms and fasciculations since childhood. With CFS as our working diagnosis, a treatment regimen using interventional pain techniques, including sympathetic chain blocks, ketamine infusions, and trigger point injections, resulted in a significant decrease in the patient's chronic pain symptoms...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771429/the-relationship-between-number-and-function-of-epcs-and-concentration-of-vegf165-and-sdf-1-in-coronary-artery-spasm
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Z-Q Sheng, Y-F Li, K-L Zheng, H-H Lu, J Xie, H Wu, B Xu
OBJECTIVE: We aimed at investigating the functions of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in the pathophysiology of coronary artery spasm (CAS) and coronary artery disease (CAD), as well as to evaluate the correlation of these diseases with the number and function of EPCs, the plasma concentration of vascular endothelial growth factor 165 (VEGF165) and stromal cell-derived factor 1 (SDF-1). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Participants were recruited into three groups, CAS, CAD and the control...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770609/whole-exome-sequencing-for-variant-discovery-in-blepharospasm
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Jun Tian, Satya R Vemula, Jianfeng Xiao, Enza Maria Valente, Giovanni Defazio, Simona Petrucci, Angelo Fabio Gigante, Monika Rudzińska-Bar, Zbigniew K Wszolek, Kathleen D Kennelly, Ryan J Uitti, Jay A van Gerpen, Peter Hedera, Elizabeth J Trimble, Mark S LeDoux
BACKGROUND: Blepharospasm (BSP) is a type of focal dystonia characterized by involuntary orbicularis oculi spasms that are usually bilateral, synchronous, and symmetrical. Despite strong evidence for genetic contributions to BSP, progress in the field has been constrained by small cohorts, incomplete penetrance, and late age of onset. Although several genetic etiologies for dystonia have been identified through whole-exome sequencing (WES), none of these are characteristically associated with BSP as a singular or predominant manifestation...
May 16, 2018: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767330/comparison-of-procedural-success-between-two-radial-sheaths-comparison-of-the-6-fr-glidesheath-slender-to-6-fr-standard-sheath
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B Gul, M Stolar, B Stair, P Hermany, S Willis, C Mena-Hurtado, R Attaran
BACKGROUND: The most common cause of procedural failure in cardiac catheterization using the transradial approach is radial artery spasm. The aim of this study was to compare the procedural success rate of the 6‑Fr Glidesheath Slender with the 6‑Fr standard sheath in transradial coronary angiography and intervention. METHODS: Patients who underwent percutaneous coronary angiography via the transradial approach through placement of a 6-Fr Glidesheath Slender or a 6-Fr standard sheath for primary radial access were prospectively enrolled in the study...
May 16, 2018: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764460/benign-and-severe-early-life-seizures-a-round-in-the-first-year-of-life
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Piero Pavone, Giovanni Corsello, Martino Ruggieri, Silvia Marino, Simona Marino, Raffaele Falsaperla
At the onset, differentiation between abnormal non-epileptic movements, and epileptic seizures presenting in early life is difficult as is clinical diagnosis and prognostic evaluation of the various seizure disorders presenting at this age. Seizures starting in the first year of life including the neonatal period might have a favorable course, such as in infants presenting with benign familial neonatal epilepsy, febrile seizures simplex or acute symptomatic seizures. However, in some cases, the onset of seizures at birth or in the first months of life have a dramatic evolution with severe cerebral impairment...
May 15, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763510/trihexyphenidyl-for-dystonia-in-cerebral-palsy
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REVIEW
Adrienne R Harvey, Louise B Baker, Dinah Susan Reddihough, Adam Scheinberg, Katrina Williams
BACKGROUND: Cerebral palsy occurs in up to 2.1 of every 1000 live births and encompasses a range of motor problems and movement disorders. One commonly occurring movement disorder amongst those with cerebral palsy is dystonia: sustained or intermittent involuntary muscle spasms and contractions that cause twisting, repetitive movements and abnormal postures. The involuntary contractions are often very painful and distressing and cause significant limitations to activity and participation...
May 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755949/tetanus-a-rare-but-real-threat
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David Moynan, Ruth O'Riordan, Roisin O'Connor, Concepta Merry
Tetanus is a potentially fatal disease of the nervous system arising from toxins produced by Clostridium tetani , an anaerobic bacterium found in soil [1]. Characterized by muscular rigidity, spasms and autonomic dysregulation its identification and, importantly, its prevention remain critical to the welfare of at risk patients. We present the case of a twenty two year old woman who presented to hospital with trismus and generalized muscle spasms three days following a dog bite to the right hand. Here, we discuss the presentation of generalized tetanus and the use of neurophysiology to facilitate its diagnosis...
2018: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754807/combined-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-and-impella-for-diffuse-coronary-spasm-after-surgical-myocardial-revascularization
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Souhayla Souaf Khalafi, Belén Cid, Darío Durán, José R González-Juanatey, Carlos Peña, Ángel L Fernández
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753900/dorsal-longitudinal-t-myelotomy-bischof-ii-technique-a-useful-antiquated-procedure-for-treatment-of-intractable-spastic-paraplegia
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Bunpot Sitthinamsuwan, Inthira Khampalikit, Luckchai Phonwijit, Akkapong Nitising, Sarun Nunta-Aree, Sirilak Suksompong
OBJECTIVE: Dorsal longitudinal T-myelotomy is a long-established operation to treat severe spastic paraplegia. The present study aimed to report this surgical technique and investigate the efficacy of T-myelotomy for spasticity relief. METHODS: All cases undergoing T-myelotomy for treatment of intractable spastic paraplegia during 2009-2017 were included. The spasticity severity was evaluated using the Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS), Penn Spasm Frequency Scale (PSFS), Adductor Tone Rating Scale (ATRS), degree of passive range of motion (PROM), and occurrence of abdominal muscle spasms...
May 10, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751849/effect-of-continuous-compression-stimulation-on-pressure-pain-threshold-and-muscle-spasms-in-older-adults-with-knee-osteoarthritis-a-randomized-trial
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Ryo Tanaka, Takuya Umehara, Yuuki Kawabata, Tomohiko Sakuda
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of continuous compression stimulation on pressure-pain threshold and muscle spasms in older adults with knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: Thirty-two older adults with knee osteoarthritis on outpatient visits were randomly divided into 2 groups. Those in the treatment group (n = 16) received 5-minute massage therapy (continuous compression stimulation), and those in the control group (n = 16) received sham massage therapy (touch without compression)...
May 2018: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749909/letter-to-the-editor-delayed-facial-palsy-after-microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm
#12
Jian Cheng, Heng Zhang, Ding Lei
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746260/confirmed-coronary-spasm-at-the-culprit-vessel-of-plaque-erosion-in-a-patient-with-new-onset-ventricular-fibrillation
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Kazuma Tashiro, Hiroyoshi Mori, Hiromoto Sone, Yousuke Takei, Masahiro Sasai, Atsuo Maeda, Tokutada Sato, Hiroshi Suzuki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 9, 2018: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745932/analysis-of-tolerance-and-security-of-chemo-hyperthermia-with-mitomycin-c-for-the-treatment-of-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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Juan León-Mata, José Luis Domínguez, Joan Palou Redorta, Daniel Sousa González, María Alvarez Casal, Alejandro Sousa Escandón, Eva Piñeiro Vázquez
OBJECTIVES: The treatment of non muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) continues to be a challenge. Hyperthermia (HT) combined with intravesical chemotherapy is used to enhance the effects of chemotherapy. METHODS: A review of the publications was carried out to synthesize the adverse effects (AE) reported by the use of chemohyperthermia (QHT) with Mitomycin-C (MMC). The most relevant data are exposed for each of the devices currently used in the QHT. RESULTS: SYNERGO®: The dropout rate varied between 3-40%, and the AE rate is up to 88%...
May 2018: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736108/acute-coronary-syndrome-with-normal-coronary-arteries-a-case-of-spontaneous-spasm-lysis
#15
Vogiatzis Ioannis, Koutsambasopoulos Konstantinos, Samaras Antonios, Bostanitis Ioannis
Introduction: Patients suffering from Myocardial Infarction with Non-Obstructive Coronary Arteries (MINOCA) are found with no obstructive coronary artery disease on coronary arteriography. The Aim of this interesting case report is to present a patient with acute chest pain, temporal ST-segment elevation and MINOCA. Case report: A case of a young woman who presented with acute chest pain suggestive of angina, with temporal ST-segment elevation, accidentally recorded and not rising of myocardial necrosis biomarkers in blood tests is described...
April 2018: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735411/vasospastic-myocardial-infarction-complicated-with-bilateral-femoral-arteries-vasospasm
#16
Chengzhi Gao, Huapeng Yu, Daixu Li, Qiang Liu
Coronary vasospasm is an infrequent cause of acute coronary syndrome. Additionally, femoral artery spasm is not frequently encountered clinically. Here we present a case of a patient with an acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction, secondary to a documented right coronary artery vasospasm, complicated with left coronary artery and femoral artery vasospasm. Intravenous ultrasound showed calcification at the sites of spasm. This case report indicates that coronary vasospasm should be regularly considered as part of the work up of myocardial infarction...
April 17, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733918/complication-rate-of-intraarterial-treatment-of-severe-cerebral-vasospasm-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-with-nimodipine-and-percutaneous-transluminal-balloon-angioplasty-worth-the-risk
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Daniela Adami, Joachim Berkefeld, Johannes Platz, Jürgen Konczalla, Waltraud Pfeilschifter, Stefan Weidauer, Marlies Wagner
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) is a complication of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Arterial cerebral vasospasm (CVS) is discussed as the main pathomechanism for DCI. Due to positive effects of per os nimodipine, intraarterial nimodipine application is used in patients with DCI. Further, percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty (PTA) is applied in focal high-grade spasm of intracranial arteries. However, clinical benefits of those techniques are unconfirmed in randomized trials so far, and complications might occur...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731400/treatment-of-infantile-spasms-by-pediatric-neurologists-in-japan
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Shin-Ichiro Hamano, Toshisaburo Nagai, Ryuki Matsuura, Yuko Hirata, Satoru Ikemoto, Atsuko Oba, Erika Hiwatari
OBJECTIVE: To clarify changes in clinical practice for infantile spasms, including West syndrome, in Japan over the past two decades. METHODS: We investigated common treatment strategies for infantile spasms among 157 pediatric neurologists from a designated training facility for pediatric neurology and/or a designated training facility for epilepsy in Japan. A questionnaire was used to investigate use of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) therapy including daily dose, treatment duration, and tapering off period, and preferred first to fifth-line treatment choices...
May 3, 2018: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731349/coronary-artery-ectasia-an-independent-predictor-of-no-reflow-after-primary-pci-for-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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H C F Schram, V V Hemradj, R S Hermanides, E Kedhi, J P Ottervanger
BACKGROUND: The no-reflow phenomenon is a serious complication after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI). Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) may increase the risk of no-reflow, however, only limited data is available on the potential impact of CAE. The aim of this study was to determine the potential association between CAE and no-reflow after primary PCI. METHODS: A case control study was performed based on a prospective cohort of STEMI patients from January 2000 to December 2011...
April 25, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729532/how-do-we-diagnose-and-treat-epilepsy-with-myoclonic-atonic-seizures-doose-syndrome-results-of-the-pediatric-epilepsy-research-consortium-survey
#20
Katherine Nickels, Ronald Thibert, Stephanie Rau, Scott Demarest, Elaine Wirrell, Eric H Kossoff, Charuta Joshi, Srishti Nangia, Renee Shellhaas
OBJECTIVE: To obtain and assess opinions on EMAS diagnostic criteria, recommended investigations, and therapeutic options, from a large group of physicians who care for children with EMAS. METHODS: The EMAS focus group of PERC created a survey to assess the opinions of pediatric neurologists who care for children with EMAS regarding diagnosis and treatment of this condition, which was sent to members of PERC, AES, and CNS. A Likert scale was used to assess the respondents' opinions on the importance of diagnostic and exclusion criteria (five point scale), investigations (four point scale), and treatment (six point scale) of EMAS...
April 25, 2018: Epilepsy Research
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