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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922722/topiramate-versus-carbamazepine-monotherapy-for-epilepsy-an-individual-participant-data-review
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REVIEW
Sarah J Nolan, Maria Sudell, Catrin Tudur Smith, Anthony G Marson
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a common neurological condition in which abnormal electrical discharges from the brain cause recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is believed that with effective drug treatment, up to 70% of individuals with active epilepsy have the potential to become seizure-free and go into long-term remission shortly after starting drug therapy, the majority of which may be able to achieve remission with a single antiepileptic drug (AED).The correct choice of first-line antiepileptic therapy for individuals with newly diagnosed seizures is of great importance...
December 6, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921214/external-validity-of-the-chiari-severity-index-and-outcomes-among-pediatric-chiari-i-patients-treated-with-intra-or-extra-dural-decompression
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Jared M Pisapia, Maxwell B Merkow, Danielle Brewington, Rosemary E Henn, Leslie N Sutton, Phillip B Storm, Gregory G Heuer
INTRODUCTION: Chiari malformation type-1 (CM-1) may be treated by intradural (ID) or extradural (ED) posterior fossa decompression, although the optimal approach is debated. The Chiari Severity Index (CSI) is a pre-operative metric to predict patient-defined improvement after CM-1 surgery. In this study, we evaluate the results of ID versus ED decompression and assess the external validity of the CSI. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of pediatric CM-1 patients undergoing decompression at a single academic children's hospital...
December 5, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920575/an-individually-tailored-behavioral-medicine-treatment-in-physical-therapy-for-tension-type-headache-two-experimental-case-studies
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Anne Söderlund, Helena Lagerlöf
AIM: The aim of this study was to describe and evaluate the effect of an individually tailored behavioral medicine treatment in physical therapy, based on a functional behavioral analysis (FBA), for tension-type headache (TTH). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two case studies with A1-A2-B-A3 design of two patients with TTH was conducted. Outcome variables were headache frequency, headache index (mean intensity), consumption of analgesics, self-efficacy in headache management (Headache Management Self-efficacy Scale [HMSE]), disability, and perceived loss of happiness for activities with family and friends...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919024/trigger-points-are-associated-with-widespread-pressure-pain-sensitivity-in-people-with-tension-type-headache
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María Palacios-Ceña, Kelun Wang, Matteo Castaldo, Amparo Guillem-Mesado, Carlos Ordás-Bandera, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between trigger points (TrPs) and widespread pressure pain sensitivity in people with tension-type headache (TTH) and to determine if this association is different between frequent episodic (FETTH) or chronic (CTTH) headache. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. METHODS: One hundred and fifty-seven individuals (29% male) with TTH participated. Clinical features of headache, i.e., intensity, duration, and frequency, were recorded in a headache diary...
November 14, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919021/a-lost-track-in-ichd-3-beta-a-comprehensive-review-on-osmophobia
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Giorgio Zanchin, Matteo Fuccaro, Pierantonio Battistella, Mario Ermani, Federico Mainardi, Ferdinando Maggioni
BACKGROUND: Osmophobia (Os) has been reported to be much more prevalent in migraine (M) than in other primary headaches, and its high specificity in the differential diagnosis between M and tension-type headache (TTH) has been reported. Os was included in the ICHD II Appendix as a diagnostic criterion of M. It disappeared in ICHD-3 beta. To understand this choice, we reviewed the literature after 2004. METHODS: This was a systematic review. We searched in PubMed, MEDLINE and Cochrane library for "osmophobia", "odour/odorphobia AND headache", "odour/odor hypersensitivity AND headache" and "olfactory hypersensitivity AND headache"...
November 14, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919020/psychosocial-factors-associated-with-migraine-and-tension-type-headache-in-medical-students
#6
Elena R Lebedeva, Natalia R Kobzeva, Denis V Gilev, Nadezhda V Kislyak, Jes Olesen
BACKGROUND: In our previous study of workers, blood donors and medical students, students stood out with a higher 1-year prevalence of migraine (28%) and tension-type headache (TTH) (74%). General factors associated with headache were common for all groups except low physical activity. The hypothesis of this study was therefore that a number of psychosocial factors relating to the personal sphere would better explain the high prevalence of migraine and TTH in students. METHODS: The study population consisted of 1042 students (719 females, 323 males, mean age 20...
November 8, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918884/acute-invasive-fungal-rhinosinusitis-presentation-of-19-cases-review-of-the-literature-and-a-new-classification-system
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Onur Ergun, Emel Tahir, Oguz Kuscu, Burce Ozgen, Taner Yilmaz
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between acute invasive fungal rhinosinusitis (AIFRS) and underlying diseases, micro-organisms, presenting symptoms, extent of disease, radiologic findings, and outcomes and propose a new classification system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data of 19 AIFRS cases were analyzed retrospectively. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography were performed in all patients preoperatively. All patients underwent at least 1 surgical debridement...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917478/emotional-abuse-history-and-migraine-among-young-adults-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-add-health-dataset
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Gretchen E Tietjen, Monita Karmakar, Aliaksandr A Amialchuk
OBJECTIVES: To define and examine the relationship between self-reported childhood abuse and migraine among young adults. BACKGROUND: Headache and migraine have been linked to childhood abuse in numerous studies, but there is incomplete characterization of headache types, and limited assessment of abuse types and frequency. Only one population-based study has examined the relationship between emotional abuse and migraine. None have investigated the temporal relationship between onset of abuse and of migraine...
December 5, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913261/typical-symptoms-of-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-caused-by-choroid-plexus-papilloma-in-the-cerebellopontine-angle-a-case-report
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Hiroshi Ito, Yukiko Nakahara, Masatou Kawashima, Jun Masuoka, Tatsuya Abe, Toshio Matsushima
BACKGROUND: Choroid plexus papillomas (CPPs) are rare benign intracranial tumors. Here, we report a rare case of CPP presenting with typical symptoms of normal-pressure hydrocephalus not with obstructive hydrocephalus. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 45-year-old female presented with a 6-year history of headache and typical symptoms of normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) such as gait disturbance, urinary incontinence, and cognitive dysfunction in addition to the more common symptoms of choroid plexus papillomas (CPP), such as lower cranial nerve dysfunctions and ataxia...
November 29, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905079/the-potential-impact-of-primary-headache-disorders-on-stroke-risk
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Chia-Lin Tsai, Chung-Hsing Chou, Pei-Jung Lee, Jiu-Haw Yin, Shao-Yuan Chen, Chun-Chieh Lin, Yueh-Feng Sung, Fu-Chi Yang, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Wu-Chien Chien, Chia-Kuang Tsai, Jiunn-Tay Lee
BACKGROUND: Headache such as migraine is associated with stroke. Studies focused on primary headache disorders (PHDs) as a risk factor for stroke are limited. The purpose of this population-based cohort study was to explore whether patients with PHDs were at a high risk for developing stroke. METHODS: A total of 1346 patients with PHDs were enrolled and compared with 5384 age-, gender- and co-morbidity-matched control cohorts. International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification codes were administered for the definition of PHDs, stroke, and stroke risk factors...
December 2016: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901275/peripheral-nerve-blocks-for-the-treatment-of-headache-in-older-adults-a-retrospective-study
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Jacob R Hascalovici, Matthew S Robbins
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to provide demographical and clinical descriptions of patients age 65 years old and older who were treated with peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) at our institution and evaluate the safety and efficacy of this treatment. BACKGROUND: Headache disorders are common, disabling chronic neurological diseases that often persist with advancing age. Geriatric headache management poses unique therapeutic challenges because of considerations of comorbidity, drug interactions, and adverse effects...
November 30, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901259/neurological-manifestations-of-chikungunya-and-zika-infections
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Talys J Pinheiro, Luis F Guimarães, Marcus Tulius T Silva, Cristiane N Soares
The epidemics of Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) and Zika virus (ZIKV) infections have been considered the most important epidemiological occurrences in the Americas. The clinical picture of CHIKV infection is characterized by high fever, exanthema, myalgia, headaches, and arthralgia. Besides the typical clinical picture of CHIKV, atypical manifestations of neurological complications have been reported: meningo-encephalitis, meningoencephalo-myeloradiculitis, myeloradiculitis, myelitis, myeloneuropathy, Guillain-Barré syndrome and others...
November 2016: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899434/development-of-cgrp-dependent-pain-and-headache-related-behaviours-in-a-rat-model-of-concussion-implications-for-mechanisms-of-post-traumatic-headache
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Dara Bree, Dan Levy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Posttraumatic headache (PTH) is one of the most common, debilitating and difficult symptoms to manage after a mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion. However, the mechanisms underlying PTH remain elusive, in part due to the lack of a clinically relevant animal model. Here, we characterized for the first time, headache and pain-related behaviours in a rat model of concussion evoked by a mild closed head injury (mCHI) - the major type of military and civilian related trauma associated with PTH - and tested responses to current and novel headache therapies...
November 29, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898604/long-term-symptom-specific-outcomes-for-patients-with-petrous-apex-cholesterol-granulomas-surgery-versus-observation
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Shawn M Stevens, Amy Manning, Myles L Pensak, Ravi N Samy
OBJECTIVE: Review long-term symptom-specific outcomes for petrous apex cholesterol granulomas (PACG). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. SETTING: Tertiary center. PATIENTS: Adults with PACG were assessed from 1998 to 2015. INTERVENTION(S): Symptomatic patients were stratified into surgical and observation subgroups. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Resolution rates of individual symptoms and chief complaints were assessed as was the impact of surgical approach and stent usage on symptom-specific outcomes...
November 24, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898338/effect-of-pgd2-on-middle-meningeal-artery-and-mrna-expression-profile-of-l-pgd2-synthase-and-dp-receptors-in-trigeminovascular-system-and-other-pain-processing-structures-in-rat-brain
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Aysegül Sekeroglu, Julie Mie Jacobsen, Inger Jansen-Olesen, Saurabh Gupta, Majid Sheykhzade, Jes Olesen, Deepak K Bhatt
BACKGROUND: Prostaglandins (PGs), particularly prostaglandin D2 (PGD2), E2 (PGE2), and I2 (PGI2), are considered to play a role in migraine pain. In humans, infusion of PGD2 causes lesser headache as compared to infusion of PGE2 and PGI2. Follow-up studies in rats have shown that infusion of PGE2 and PGI2 dilate the middle meningeal artery (MMA), and mRNA for PGE2 and PGI2 receptors is present in rat trigeminovascular system (TVS) and in the brain structures associated with pain. In the present study, we have characterized the dilatory effect of PGD2 on rat MMA and studied the relative mRNA expression of PGD2 receptors and lipocalin-type of PGD2 synthase (L-PGDS)...
September 19, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896787/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-pheochromocytoma-induced-cardiogenic-shock
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Guillaume Hekimian, Fatima Kharcha, Nicolas Bréchot, Matthieu Schmidt, Cécile Ghander, Guillaume Lebreton, Xavier Girerd, Christophe Tresallet, Jean-Louis Trouillet, Pascal Leprince, Jean Chastre, Alain Combes, Charles-Edouard Luyt
BACKGROUND: Pheochromocytoma, a rare catecholamine-producing tumor, might provoke stress-induced Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy and severe cardiogenic shock. Because venoarterial-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) rescue of pheochromocytoma-induced refractory cardiogenic shock has rarely been reported, we reviewed our ICU patients' presentations and outcomes. METHODS: All pheochromocytoma-induced refractory cardiogenic shock cases managed with VA-ECMO (January 2007-March 2015) were prospectively included and reviewed...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896043/health-and-societal-effects-from-exposure-to-fragranced-consumer-products
#17
Anne Steinemann
Fragranced consumer products-such as air fresheners, cleaning supplies, and personal care products- pervade society. This study investigated the occurrence and types of adverse effects associated with exposure to fragranced products in Australia, and opportunities for prevention. Data were collected in June 2016 using an on-line survey with a representative national sample (n = 1098). Overall, 33% of Australians report health problems, such as migraine headaches and asthma attacks, when exposed to fragranced products...
March 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885674/gender-differences-in-the-use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-and-their-association-with-moderate-mental-distress-in-u-s-adults-with-migraines-severe-headaches
#18
Taeho Greg Rhee, Ila M Harris
OBJECTIVE: We examined whether the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use varies by gender, and assessed the interaction of gender and CAM use on moderate mental distress (MMD) in U.S. adults with migraines/severe headaches. METHODS: We used data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, which represents non-institutionalized U.S. adults with migraines/severe headaches (n = 4645 unweighted). Using a cross-sectional design with survey sampling techniques, we conducted descriptive analyses for prevalence of CAM use by gender...
November 25, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884604/surgical-management-of-falcine-meningiomas-experience-of-95-patients
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REVIEW
Domenico Murrone, Danilo De Paulis, Valerio di Norcia, Hambra Di Vitantonio, Renato Juan Galzio
Falcine meningiomas, defined as a meningiomas arising from the falx not involving the superior sagittal sinus, account for 9% of all intracranial meningiomas. We analyzed 95 patients with falcine meningiomas who underwent surgical removal of their lesion at our institution between 2001 and 2014. Surgical management of these patients, focusing on anatomical and clinical features is described. Thus, based on our series, a surgical algorithm, classifying the falcine meningioma into four types, according to location at the falx, and using an ipsilateral interhemispheric approach in supine or prone position, is described...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884550/effects-of-changing-the-amount-and-source-of-dietary-carbohydrates-on-symptoms-and-dietary-satisfaction-over-a-1-year-period-in-subjects-with-type-2-diabetes-canadian-trial-of-carbohydrates-in-diabetes-ccd
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Thomas M S Wolever, Jean-Louis Chiasson, Robert G Josse, Lawrence A Leiter, Pierre Maheux, Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret, N Wilson Rodger, Edmond A Ryan
OBJECTIVES: To determine the long-term effects of changing the amount or source of dietary carbohydrate on quality of life (QOL), symptoms and dietary satisfaction in people with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Subjects with diabetes treated by diet alone (n=162) were randomly assigned to high-carbohydrate/high-glycemic-index (HGI) diets; high-carbohydrate/low-glycemic-index (LGI) diets; or lower-carbohydrate/high-monounsaturated-fat (LC) diets for 1 year. We measured QOL at baseline and at study's end, and we measured symptoms and dietary satisfaction quarterly...
November 21, 2016: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
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