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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351689/microvascular-decompression-for-patients-with-hemifacial-spasm-associated-with-common-trunk-anomaly-of-the-cerebellar-arteries-case-study-and-review-of-literature
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Ehab El Refaee, Christian Rosenstengel, Joerg Baldauf, Dirk T Pillich, Marc Matthes, Henry W S Schroeder
BACKGROUND: Few previous studies have described the origin of both anterior and posterior inferior cerebellar arteries from one vessel as a common trunk anomaly. No previous studies have clearly described the aforementioned anomaly depending on intraoperative endoscopic visualization. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of a common trunk anomaly with hemifacial spasm, which makes microvascular decompression more challenging. METHODS: All patients with common trunk anomaly associated with hemifacial spasm who received surgical treatment between 2006 and 2015 in our institution were identified in our prospectively collected database...
February 1, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348285/vancomycin-induced-coronary-artery-spasm-a-case-of-kounis-syndrome
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Eric Martinez, Sonu Sahni, Muhammad Ai Cheema, Asma Iftikhar
Kounis syndrome defined as the appearance of acute coronary syndrome in the context of an allergic reaction is a relatively rare phenomenon. There are three variants of this syndrome in which the patient presents with symptoms of an acute chest. Herein, we describe a case of an 83-year-old woman who demonstrated type I variant of Kounis syndrome in response to vancomycin administration. After initialisation of vancomycin, she became unresponsive and an ECG demonstrated ST changes consistent with inferior-lateral myocardial infarction...
January 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346612/hyperpyrexia-in-a-patient-with-a-left-ventricular-assist-device-a-diagnosis-beyond-the-obvious
#3
Michalis Tsamatsoulis, Chris J Kapelios, Christos Charitos
As the number of patients receiving a left ventricular assist device increases, physicians must always keep in mind that several conditions can present with non-specific symptoms, such as fever, tachypnoea and confusion. We herein report the case of a left ventricular assist device patient who developed a life-threatening condition with acute hyperthermia, confusion and extremities' clonus and muscle spasms. The patient was diagnosed with serotonin syndrome, attributed to the coadministration of 2 commonly prescribed medications (citalopram and omeprazole)...
January 15, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344780/intraoperative-monitoring-of-z-l-response-zlr-and-abnormal-muscle-response-amr-during-microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm-interpreting-the-role-of-zlr
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Byung-Chul Son, Hak-Cheol Ko, Jin-Gyu Choi
BACKGROUND: Z-L response (ZLR) has been suggested to a new electromyographic (EMG) potential recorded from the facial muscle of patient with hemifacial spasm (HFS) during microvascular decompression (MVD). Although ZLR has been suggested to be useful, experience of ZLR monitoring is limited and its significance during MVD is still unclear. METHODS: To investigate the significance of ZLR, both ZLR and abnormal muscle response (AMR) were simultaneously recorded before and after decompression of root exit zone (REZ) in 20 consecutive patients with HFS...
January 17, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342440/the-critical-warning-sign-of-real-time-brainstem-auditory-evoked-potentials-during-microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm
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Sang-Ku Park, Byung-Euk Joo, Seunghoon Lee, Jeong-A Lee, Jeong-Ho Hwang, Doo-Sik Kong, Dae-Won Seo, Kwan Park, Hoon-Taek Lee
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to define the critical warning sign of real-time brainstem auditory evoked potential (BAEP) for predicting hearing loss (HL) after microvascular decompression (MVD) for hemifacial spasm (HFS). METHODS: Nine hundred and thirty-two patients with HFS who underwent MVD with intraoperative monitoring (IOM) of BAEP were analyzed. We used a 43.9 Hz/s stimulation rate and 400 averaging trials to obtain BAEP. To evaluate HL, pure-tone audiometry and speech discrimination scoring were performed before and one week after surgery...
January 4, 2018: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342031/adenocarcinoma-of-pigmented-ciliary-epithelium-in-a-child-with-aicardi-syndrome-and-congenital-microphthalmia-with-cyst
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Jennifer Lira, Duncan E Berry, Christopher L Weller, Alan D Proia, Ilya M Leyngold
A 5-year-old girl with Aicardi syndrome and microphthalmia with cyst of the OD presented with progressive enlargement of the cyst causing pain. Microophthalmia with inferior cyst (35 × 25 × 12 mm) was noted at birth, and Aicardi syndrome was diagnosed at 10 months by the presence of the classic triad of callosal agenesis, infantile spasms, and chorioretinal lacunae. She underwent enucleation with cyst resection, and subsequent reconstruction with a dermis fat graft. Histopathologic study revealed adenocarcinoma of the pigmented ciliary epithelium...
January 16, 2018: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339776/the-experience-of-spasticity-after-spinal-cord-injury-perceived-characteristics-and-impact-on-daily-life
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William Barry McKay, William Mark Sweatman, Edelle C Field-Fote
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. OBJECTIVES: Determine the impact of motor control characteristics attributed to spasticity, such as spasms, stiffness, and clonus on the daily life of people with spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Nationwide, United States. METHODS: Internet-administered questionnaire, the Patient Reported Impact of Spasticity Measure (PRISM) and items describing characteristics of spasticity including stiffness, spasms, clonus, and pain...
January 16, 2018: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338493/challenges-of-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-in-the-treatment-of-distal-esophageal-spasm
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Fraukje Anna-Marie Ponds, André J P M Smout, Paul Fockens, Albert J Bredenoord
OBJECTIVE: Distal esophageal spasm (DES) is a rare motility disorder characterized by premature and rapidly propagated contractions of the distal esophagus. Treatment options are limited and often poorly effective. Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) seems an effective and attractive new treatment option for DES. In this case report we describe some of the difficulties that could arise. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 84-year old man with therapy-refractory DES and complaints of severe dysphagia and chest pain underwent a POEM procedure under general anesthesia...
January 17, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335385/a-transradial-approach-of-cardiac-catheterization-for-patients-on-dialysis
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Toshiki Kuno, Keita Hirano, Syohei Imaeda, Kenji Hashimoto, Toshinobu Ryuzaki, Tetsuya Saito, Hiroyuki Yamazaki, Ryota Tabei, Masaki Kodaira, Yohei Numasawa
BACKGROUND: Periprocedural bleeding is associated with increased risk of early mortality during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), especially in patients on dialysis. A transradial approach (TRA) should be considered for these patients; however, PCI operators avoid this approach because of the risk of radial artery occlusion (RAO). The aim of this study is to construct a TRA system and clarify its safety in patients on dialysis. METHODS: Eighty-eight consecutive patients on dialysis who underwent cardiac catheterization were prospectively included in this study and divided according to the access site into either the TRA group or the transfemoral approach (TFA) group...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334717/-the-ten-year-retrospect-of-nutrition-and-health-status-of-pregnant-women-in-china
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C X Dong, S A Yin
Improvement of the nutrition and health status of pregnant women should be one of the top priority strategies of improving the physical fitness of next generation and reserve of talented person for national sustainable development. This paper reviews the nutrition and health status of pregnant women in China over the recent ten years and discusses the underlying factors and changing trends. The most popular nutrition-related problem is dietary imbalance, and many micronutrient intakes are lower than the recommended dietary intakes or adequate intakes, and some of nutrient intakes are still at a very low level for a long time such as vitamin D and calcium...
January 6, 2018: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334505/the-association-of-chronic-air-pollutants-with-coronary-artery-spasm-vasospastic-angina-and-endothelial-dysfunction
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Byoung Geol Choi, Jiwon Lee, Suhng Wook Kim, Min Woo Lee, Man Jong Baek, Yang Gi Ryu, Se Yeon Choi, Jae Kyeong Byun, Ahmed Mashaly, Yoonjee Park, Won Young Jang, Woohyeun Kim, Jah Yeon Choi, Eun Jin Park, Jin Oh Na, Cheol Ung Choi, Hong Euy Lim, Eung Ju Kim, Chang Gyu Park, Hong Seog Seo, Dong Joo Oh, Seung-Woon Rha
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the effect of chronic exposure to air pollutants (APs) on coronary endothelial function and significant coronary artery spasm (CAS) as assessed by intracoronary acetylcholine (ACH) provocation test. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 6430 patients with typical or atypical chest pain who underwent intracoronary ACH provocation test were enrolled. We obtained data on APs from the Korean National Institute of Environmental Research (http://www...
January 12, 2018: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334339/impact-of-spasticity-on-transfers-and-activities-of-daily-living-in-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Jacqueline Tibbett, Eva G Widerström-Noga, Christine K Thomas, Edelle C Field-Fote
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: For persons with spinal cord injury, spasticity commonly interferes with activities of daily living such as transfers. Electromyography can be used to objectively measure muscle spasms during transfers, but how electromyographic measures relate to the impact spasticity has on life, or to clinically-rated spasticity, is unclear. We aimed to characterize relationships among spasm duration and magnitude, impact of spasticity on daily life, and a clinical measure of extensor spasticity, as well as to determine reliability of the electromyographic measures...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327499/five-year-outcome-of-endoscopic-laser-cricopharyngeal-myotomy-our-experience-in-10-patients
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J H Bird, E Warner, R Corbridge
Cricopharyngeal spasm is a failure of the cricopharyngeus muscle to relax and can be a cause of dysphagia. Endoscopic laser cricopharyngeal myotomy with mucosal repair is associated with reduced operative times, inpatient stay and lower morbidity with favourable subjective short-term outcomes, although long-term outcomes are less well known. In our cohort of patients, the majority had a subjectively improved swallow in the long-term although some did have regression of symptoms but remained better than pre-operatively...
January 11, 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325915/in-vivo-nonspecific-immunomodulatory-and-antispasmodic-effects-of-common-purslane-portulaca-oleracea-linn-leaf-extracts-in-icr-mice
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Elena S Catap, Markyn Jared L Kho, Maria Rexie R Jimenez
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Portulaca oleracea (common purslane) is used in traditional medicine to cure various illnesses. However, its immune-protective properties and antispasmodic effects still need more pharmacological data if the plant will be utilized in herbal and drug formulations. Therefore, the present study determined the capacity of this plant species to modulate nonspecific immune responses and to confirm its antispasmodic activity in vivo in ICR mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Phagocytic activity of peritoneal macrophage, splenic lymphocyte proliferation and plasma lysozyme levels were measured in mice that were immunosuppressed using cyclophosphamide and treated with the ethyl acetate extract of Portulaca oleracea...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321467/importance-of-regular-and-maintenance-therapy-adherence-in-neuromyelitis-optica-nmo-lessons-from-a-repeating-relapse-case
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Jing Miao, Doreen E Aboagye, Boris Chulpayev, Lin Liu, Gary Ishkanian, Bangaruraju Kolanuvada, Dariush Alaie, Richard L Petrillo
BACKGROUND Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a rare demyelinating disease of the central nervous system; NMO predominantly affects the spinal cord and optic nerves. The diagnosis is based on history, clinical presentation, seropositive NMO-IgG antibody, and notably, exclusion of other diseases. Despite the absence of definitive therapeutic strategies for NMO, methylprednisolone pulse therapy and plasma exchange are used for acute phase treatment, while immunosuppressive agent(s) are recommended to prevent relapses and improve prognosis...
January 11, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321418/optimal-medications-and-appropriate-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-shocks-in-aborted-sudden-cardiac-death-due-to-coronary-spasm
#16
Shozo Sueda, Hiroaki Kohno
Background Life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias are recognized in patients with coronary spastic angina. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are effective in patients with structural heart disease and ventricular fibrillation. However, the optimal medication for patients with aborted sudden cardiac death (SCD) due to coronary artery spasm after the implantation of ICD remains controversial. Methods We investigated the medications and the numbers of appropriate ICD shocks in 137 patients with a history of aborted SCD due to coronary spasm...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321200/bilateral-haemorrhagic-basal-ganglia-infarction-associated-with-early-onset-group-b-streptococcus-meningitis
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Rajesh Gupta, Taiwo Maraiyesa, Brendon Conry
A 2-day-old infant presented with poor feeding and grunting. Investigations revealed a raised C reactive protein of 164. Full septic screen was done, which subsequently confirmed a diagnosis of group B streptococcus meningitis. Baby was apyrexial and haemodynamically stable. There were no obvious neurological manifestations, and a routine cranial ultrasound scan was done, which revealed echogenic changes in the basal ganglia and thalami. MRI brain showed extensive haemorrhagic infarction within the lentiform and caudate nuclei with involvement of both posterior limbs of the internal capsule...
January 9, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317395/the-role-of-elotuzumab-in-the-treatment-of-relapsed-or-refractory-multiple-myeloma
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Jill M Comeau, Katherine Kelly, Gary W Jean
PURPOSE: The pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, clinical efficacy and safety, cost, and place in therapy of elotuzumab for treatment of relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (MM) are reviewed. SUMMARY: Elotuzumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that targets the signaling lymphocytic activation molecule (SLAM) protein SLAMF7 and facilitates an antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity interaction between myeloma cells and natural killer cells. Elotuzumab has U.S...
January 15, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316984/coronary-artery-spasm-due-to-intravenous-atropine-infusion-in-a-child-possible-kounis-syndrome
#19
Ana Castellano-Martinez, Moises Rodriguez-Gonzalez
Coronary vasospasm can result from silent myocardial ischaemia to sudden death. There are many precipitant factors including different pharmacological agents. Kounis syndrome is defined by acute coronary syndromes associated with anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reactions. We report, to the best of our knowledge, the first paediatric case of Kounis syndrome due to intravenous atropine.
January 10, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316850/demographics-and-clinical-characteristics-of-primary-lateral-sclerosis-case-series-and-a-review-of-literature
#20
Ramnath Santosh Ramanathan, Sandeep Rana
AIM: Primary lateral sclerosis (PLS) is a form of motor neuron disease involving only upper motor neurons. In some patients presenting as PLS, the disease progresses to involve lower motor neurons and thereby converting to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). However, pure forms of PLS do exist. Our aim was to study epidemiological and clinical characteristics of pure PLS patients treated at our neuromuscular clinic. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 15 patients from July 2011 to October 2014 with PLS treated at the neuromuscular disorder clinic at our hospital...
January 10, 2018: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
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