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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911333/the-%C3%A2-strand-ryhming-test-is-not-a-feasible-measure-in-ambulatory-patients-with%C3%A2-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Annerieke C van Groenestijn, Olaf Verschuren, Carin D Schröder, Leonard H van den Berg, Johanna M A Visser-Meily
BACKGROUND: Ambulatory patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) show a decreased aerobic capacity which may hamper the ability to perform activities of daily living. A standardized measure, however, for assessing aerobic capacity in patients with ALS during the disease course, is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To examine the feasibility of the Åstrand-Ryhming (ÅR) test protocol longitudinally in ambulatory patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS: Seven ambulatory male patients with spinal ALS onset were assessed at baseline and at 4, 7 and 10 months' follow-up...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909678/bridge-tenodesis-a-secure-fixation-technique-for-biceps-long-head-tendinopathy-during-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair-using-a-suture-bridge-technique
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Jin-Young Park, Jae-Hyung Lee, Kyung-Soo Oh, Seok-Won Chung, Jin-Young Bang, Young-Min Noh
Tendinopathy of the long head of the biceps is often found as an intra-articular pathology in the glenohumeral joint. Because long head of the biceps lesions are common, surgical intervention to properly manage the long head of the biceps has become an important issue. Both tenodesis and tenotomy have been shown to provide benefits in biceps long head tendinopathy. But because of concerns about muscle power reduction, cramping, and "Popeye's deformity," which may result from biceps tenotomy, biceps tenodesis is a good option for treating biceps lesions...
October 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909636/imatinib-induced-ototoxicity-in-a-patient-with-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-gist
#3
Komal Wasif, Nawal Wasif, Muhammad W Saif
Imatinib (Gleevec) is a biological agent that is approved for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) as well as gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). The most frequently seen adverse effects in patients treated with imatinib include superficial edema, muscle cramps, musculoskeletal pain, rash, fatigue, headache, abdominal pain, and joint pain. Ototoxicity has rarely been reported except in two cases. We report a case of bilateral irreversible sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) caused by imatinib in a patient receiving this agent in the adjuvant setting...
October 26, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906866/inherited-and-acquired-disorders-of-magnesium-homeostasis
#4
Matthias Tilmann Florian Wolf
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Magnesium (Mg) imbalances are frequently overlooked. Hypermagnesemia usually occurs in preeclamptic women after Mg therapy or in end-stage renal disease patients, whereas hypomagnesemia is more common with a prevalence of up to 15% in the general population. Increasing evidence points toward a role for mild-to-moderate chronic hypomagnesemia in the pathogenesis of hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and metabolic syndrome. RECENT FINDINGS: The kidneys are the major regulator of total body Mg homeostasis...
November 30, 2016: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905363/-sleep-disorders-in-the-early-stage-of-parkinson-s-disease-in-untreated-patients
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N A Amosova, I G Smolentseva, P M Guseinova, O A Maslyuk, E L Gavrilov
Disorders of sleep and wakefulness occur in about 60-98% of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The majority of research on the scale and nature of the disorders was performed in patients treated with antiparkinsonian drugs, and, therefore, the true picture of sleep disorders was interfering with side effects of therapy. The spectrum of these disorders in PD patients is broad and includes insomnia, parasomnia and hypersomnia. The main symptoms of insomnia are difficulty in maintaining sleep, associated with nocturia, rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD), night cramps, akinesia and tremor...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898361/movement-symptoms-in-european-moyamoya-angiopathy-first-systematic-questionnaire-study
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Markus Kraemer, Leonidas Trakolis, Jens Platzen, Jan Claudius Schwitalla, Anna Bersano, Philipp Albrecht, Marc Schlamann, Peter Berlit
OBJECTIVE: Movement disorders are a rare manifestation of Moyamoya angiopathy (MMA). Data on prevalence and clinical presentation are warranted. Possible involuntary movements include focal motor seizures, tremor, limb-shaking transient ischemic attacks, choreiform and spastic or dystonic movement disorders. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We developed a questionnaire to systematically assess movement disorders in MMA. Patients' history of involuntary movements and their clinical presentation were assessed systematically by interview...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892848/phytochemical-screening-and-analgesic-profile-of-the-lyophilized-aqueous-extract-obtained-from-chrysobalanus-icaco-leaves-in-experimental-protocols
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Heitor G Araújo-Filho, Jessica Deise Santos Dias, Lucindo J Quintans-Júnior, Márcio R V Santos, Pollyanna A S White, Rosana S S Barreto, André S Barreto, Charles S Estevam, Silvan S Araujo, Jackson R G S Almeida, Irwin R A Menezes, Henrique D M Coutinho, Jullyana S S Quintans
CONTEXT: Chrysobalanus icaco L. (Chrysobalanaceae) has been used for the treatment of abdominal pain and cramps. OBJECTIVE: Assess the chemical and pharmacological profile of the lyophilized aqueous extract from C. icaco leaves (AEC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Chromatographic methods were used to assess compounds from AEC. Mice were treated with vehicle (control group) or AEC (100, 200 or 400 mg/kg, p.o.) (group with 7-8 mice) and the analgesic profile was assessed employing the acetic acid-induced writhing, formalin, hot plate tests and hyperalgesia induced by carrageenan (CG) or tumour necrosis factor-alpha...
December 2016: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891040/inadvertent-injection-of-potassium-chloride-instead-of-sodium-chloride-during-treatment-of-chronic-low-back-ache-with-epidural-injection-leading-to-paraplegia
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Rahul Ranjan, Naiyer Asif, Sohail Ahmad, Syed Ifthekar
Epidural injection of steroid is given for back pain resistant to other conservative management. Normal saline (NS) is used as diluent in 80 mg methylprednisolone and a local anesthetic. Due to a similar looking ampoule of NS and potassium chloride (KCl), there is a probability of accidental use of KCl instead of NS. We present a case of a 50-year-old male patient having low back ache refractory to other conservative treatments. Epidural injection of steroid was given, but accidently KCl was mixed with methylprednisolone instead of NS...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878516/axonal-excitability-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-axonal-excitability-in-als
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REVIEW
Susanna B Park, Matthew C Kiernan, Steve Vucic
Axonal excitability testing provides in vivo assessment of axonal ion channel function and membrane potential. Excitability techniques have provided insights into the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the development of neurodegeneration and clinical features of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and related neuromuscular disorders. Specifically, abnormalities of Na(+) and K(+) conductances contribute to development of membrane hyperexcitability in ALS, thereby leading to symptom generation of muscle cramps and fasciculations, in addition to promoting a neurodegenerative cascade via Ca(2+)-mediated processes...
November 22, 2016: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876982/prevalence-of-enterobius-vermicularis-infection-among-preschool-children-babol-north-of-iran
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Seyed Ali Norbakhsh Amiri, Mohammad Taghi Rahimi, Seif Ali Mahdavi, Mahmood Moosazadeh, Omid Ramzani, Ali Farrokhi Koshk, Reza Rosbehan, Seyed Abolghasem Siyadatpanah
Enterobius vermicularis or pinworm, is considered as one of the most frequently encountered intestinal nematodes and infects millions of people throughout the world particularly children. Some symptoms of the infection including Anal itching, restlessness, insomnia, endometritis, abdominal cramps, diarrhea and etc. The purpose of the present study was to determine the status of enterobiasis in kindergarten and preschool children of kindergartens from Amir Kola, Babol Mazandaran Province, North of Iran. A total number of 126 (70 boys and 56 girls) children from four kindergartens from Amir Kola, Babol, Mazandaran Province, North of Iran were examined for the prevalence of E...
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876942/prevalence-of-enterobius-vermicularis-amongst-kindergartens-and-preschool-children-in-mazandaran-province-north-of-iran
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Narges Afrakhteh, Zahra Marhaba, Seif Ali Mahdavi, Sahar Garoosian, Reyhaneh Mirnezhad, Mahsa Eshkevar Vakili, Haniye Ahmadi Shahraj, Behzad Javadian, Rozita Rezaei, Mahmood Moosazadeh
Enterobiasis (oxyuriasis) is probably the most common helminth, which infects humans. Amongst different age groups, prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis in children is high compared to adults. Oxyuriasis is one of the most significant parasitic diseases of children. This nematode in children can result in loss of appetite, insomnia, grinding of the teeth, restlessness, endometritis, abdominal cramps, diarrhea and etc. Due to important complications of this parasite, the objective of the current study was to determine the prevalence of enterobiasis in kindergarten and preschool children of Amol, Mazandaran Province, North of Iran...
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873761/hereditary-angioedema-hae-a-cause-for-recurrent-abdominal-pain
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Parita Soni, Vivek Kumar, Samson Alliu, Vijay Shetty
A 44-year-old Hispanic woman presented to the emergency room with a 2-day history of sudden onset of severe cramping left lower quadrant abdominal pain associated with ∼20 episodes diarrhoea. Abdominal CT scan exhibited bowel wall oedema and acute extensive colitis. On the basis of the preliminary diagnosis of acute abdomen, the patient was admitted under the surgical team and treated for acute colitis. Since her family history was significant for hereditary angioedema (HAE), complement studies were performed which revealed low complement C4 levels and abnormally low values of C1q esterase inhibitor...
November 14, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871456/a-prognostic-factor-in-focal-hand-dystonia-typist-s-cramp-cases-and-literature-review
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Jee Hyun Ham, Sang Jin Kim, Sook Keun Song, Chul Hyoung Lyoo, Phil Hyu Lee, Young Ho Sohn, Suk Yun Kang
The prognosis of focal hand dystonia (FHD) remains unclear. We retrospectively studied six patients with typist's cramp in our hospitals, and five cases in the PubMed database. All of them were right-handed. We compared clinical features between simple (dystonia in only one specific task), and dystonic/progressive groups (dystonia in several and/or new tasks). The initially affected right hand ratio was significantly higher in dystonic/progressive groups than in simple group (p=0.015). Initially affected hand may be a predictor for the progression, implying that the progression may be associated with the amount of daily routine hand movements...
December 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866992/comorbidities-that-cause-pain-and-the-contributors-to-pain-in-individuals-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Yi-Wen Chen, Pat G Camp, Harvey O Coxson, Jeremy D Road, Jordan A Guenette, Michael A Hunt, W Darlene Reid
OBJECTIVE: To determine comorbidities that cause pain and the potential contributors to pain in individuals with COPD. DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional survey study. SETTING: Pulmonary rehabilitation programs of six centers. PARTICIPANTS: A convenience sample of individuals with COPD who attended pulmonary rehabilitation programs (n=137). In total, 100 (73%) returned the survey packages. Of those responders, 96 (70%) participants were included in the analyses...
November 17, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864644/targeting-and-alteration-of-tight-junctions-by-bacteria-and-their-virulence-factors-such-as-clostridium-perfringens-enterotoxin
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REVIEW
Miriam Eichner, Jonas Protze, Anna Piontek, Gerd Krause, Jörg Piontek
The integrity of tight junctions, which regulate paracellular permeability, is challenged by many bacterial pathogens. This is caused by inflammatory responses triggered by pathogens and direct interaction of bacteria or their toxins with host epithelial cells. In some cases, tight junction proteins represent receptors for cell surface proteins or toxins of the pathogen, such as Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin (CPE). CPE causes diarrhea and cramps-the symptoms of a common foodborne illness, caused by C...
November 18, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861220/hereditary-neuropathy-with-liability-to-pressure-palsies-diverse-phenotypes-in-childhood
#16
Yohei Harada, Araya Puwanant, David N Herrmann
Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP) is a rare autosomal-dominant disorder that most commonly produces recurrent painless focal sensory and motor neuropathies often preceded by minor, mechanical stress, or minor trauma. Herein, we report 2 pediatric cases of HNPP with atypical presentations; isolated muscle cramping and toe walking. Electrophysiologic testing disclosed multifocal sensorimotor polyneuropathy with slowing of sensory conduction velocities in both cases, which prompted PMP 22 gene deletion testing...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858272/urinary-arsenic-pesticides-heavy-metals-phthalates-polyaromatic-hydrocarbons-and-polyfluoroalkyl-compounds-are-associated-with-sleep-troubles-in-adults-usa-nhanes-2005-2006
#17
Ivy Shiue
Links between environmental chemicals and human health have emerged, but the effects on sleep health were less studied. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the relationships of different sets of environmental chemicals and common sleep troubles in a national and population-based setting. Data were retrieved from the United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, 2005-2006 including demographics, serum measurements, lifestyle factors, self-reported sleep troubles, and urinary environmental chemical concentrations...
November 17, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856027/a-case-of-strychnine-poisoning-from-a-southeast-asian-herbal-remedy
#18
Terry Singhapricha, Adam C Pomerleau
BACKGROUND: Strychnine is a highly toxic alkaloid found in both naturally occurring compounds and commercial products. Extracts of fruits from the strychnine plant have been used in Southeast Asia as remedies for various illnesses. We describe strychnine poisoning from ingestion of a Southeast Asian herbal supplement quantitatively confirmed by serum and urine analysis. CASE REPORT: A 40-year-old Cambodian woman presented to the emergency department with a complaint of jaw pain and spasms...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854207/long-term-oral-dantrolene-improved-muscular-symptoms-in-a-malignant-hyperthermia-susceptible-individual
#19
Brian N Butala, Audry Kang, Jasmeen Guron, Barbara W Brandom
This case report describes a female with p.Lys4876Arg amino acid change in the ryanodine receptor type 1 (RYR1) and a sibling who died of malignant hyperthermia (MH) during anesthesia. After her diagnosis as MH susceptible, this patient was administered low-dose dantrolene daily for greater than 25 years for treatment of chronic muscle spasm and pain in her lower extremities and back limiting sleep. Her creatine phosphokinase (CPK) was as high as 2390 IU/L during labor and 900 IU at rest. With 25 mg dantrolene daily, muscle cramps were eliminated, and sleep was improved...
March 3, 2016: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849674/lumbar-spinal-stenosis-how-is-it-classified
#20
Gregory D Schroeder, Mark F Kurd, Alexander R Vaccaro
The prevalence of lumbar spinal stenosis is approximately 9.3%, with people most commonly affected in the sixth or seventh decade of life. Patients often have pain, cramping, and weakness in their legs that is worsened with standing and walking. Although the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial clearly demonstrated that surgery improves health-related quality of life, treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis varies widely from the type of decompression performed to the need for fusion. This variability can be attributed largely to the lack of an accepted classification system...
December 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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