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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145188/brueghel-syndrome-or-meige-syndrome-two-sides-of-a-same-disease
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M Béreau, L Tatu
Different eponyms such as "Wood syndrome," Meige syndrome, "Brueghel syndrome," "Blepharospasm plus syndrome" have been used to describe segmental craniocervical dystonias. These facial and/or oromandibular movement disorders are characterized by muscle contractions and spasms involving eyes, facial region, and sometimes pharynx, jaw, floor of the mouth, and tongue. The pathophysiology of craniocervical dystonia is poorly understood, but abnormal plasticity and impaired inhibition are suspected. Injection of botulinum toxin appears to be the best therapeutic option for treating segmental craniocervical dystonia...
2018: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144018/navigated-retrograde-endoscopic-myotomy-rem-for-the-treatment-of-therapy-resistant-achalasia
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K D Pham, R F Havre, T Langø, E F Hofstad, G A Tangen, R Mårvik, T Pham, O H Gilja, J G Hatlebakk, A Viste
BACKGROUND: In achalasia, muscle spasm may involve the proximal esophagus. When the muscle spasm is located in the proximal esophagus, conventional per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) may not be sufficient to relieve symptoms. In this paper, we describe retrograde endoscopic myotomy (REM) as a novel approach to perform myotomy of the proximal esophagus, with the application of a navigation tool for anatomical guidance during REM. We aim to evaluate the feasibility and safety of REM and usefulness of the navigation during REM...
November 16, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143581/multiple-sclerosis-symptoms-and-spasticity-management-new-data
#3
Guillermo Izquierdo
Spasticity, perceived by patients as muscle rigidity and spasms, is a common symptom in multiple sclerosis (MS). It is associated with functional impairment that can exacerbate other MS symptoms and reduce quality of life. Pharmacological treatment options are limited and frequently ineffective. Treatment adherence is a key issue to address in these patients. The efficacy and safety of 9-delta-tetrahydrocannabinol:cannabidiol (THC:CBD) oromucosal spray for treatment of MS spasticity were demonstrated in four Phase III trials...
November 2017: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132808/bilateral-vocal-fold-medialization-a-treatment-for-abductor-spasmodic-dysphonia
#4
Karuna Dewan, Gerald S Berke
INTRODUCTION: Abductor spasmodic dysphonia, a difficult-to-treat laryngologic condition, is characterized by spasms causing the vocal folds to remain abducted despite efforts to adduct them during phonation. Traditional treatment for abductor spasmodic dysphonia-botulinum toxin injection into the posterior cricoarytenoid muscle-can be both technically challenging and uncomfortable. Due to the difficulty of needle placement, it is often unsuccessful. The purpose of this investigation is to present a previously undescribed treatment for abductor spasmodic dysphonia-bilateral vocal fold medialization...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131041/skin-manifestations-of-targeted-antineoplastic-therapy
#5
Onofre Sanmartín
The management of oncology patients has changed significantly over recent years, with the development of new targeted anticancer therapies. Cutaneous adverse effects are among the most frequently observed toxicities with many targeted agents; their intensity can be dose-limiting or lead to the discontinuation of therapy. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors can cause maculopapular rash and hand-foot reaction, whereas papulopustular rash, paronychia, regulatory changes in hair, and dryness are caused by epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors...
2018: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123865/a-case-of-tetanus-treated-with-kampo-medicines-such-as-kakkonto-and-shakuyakukanzoto
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Hajime Nakae, Yuri Saito, Manabu Okuyama, Toshiko Igarashi
Case: A 74-year-old man developed tetanus 3 days after working with cow and poultry manure. Kakkonto and shakuyakukanzoto, traditional Japanese herbal medicines that are effective for the relief of pain primarily related to muscle contraction, were given to control the trismus and painful contracture of the neck. Generalized convulsions were controlled without the use of muscle relaxants. Outcome: After 30 days, the patient was discharged from the hospital without any sequelae...
April 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123626/treatment-of-hemifacial-spasm-in-patient-with-hemifacial-atrophy-using-combination-therapy-ultrasound-therapy-and-tens-a-case-report
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Apala Baduni, Bhuvana Krishnamoorthy
A 19-year-old male patient presented with facial hemi-atrophy with unilateral spasms of the masseter and temporalis muscles. Ultrasound therapy and Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation therapy, known as combination therapy, were given on alternate days for 2 weeks. At the end of 2 weeks of combination therapy the patient reported a drastic reduction in the number of episodes of muscle spasm. The visual analog scale score for tenderness of the masseter and temporalis was also markedly reduced. No one has previously used combination therapy for the treatment of facial hemi-atrophy with hemi-facial spasms...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116410/botulinum-toxin-therapy-in-patients-with-oral-anticoagulation-is-it-safe
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Christoph Schrader, Markus Ebke, Fereshte Adib Saberi, Dirk Dressler
When used therapeutically, botulinum toxin (BT) has to be injected into its target tissues. All manufacturers warn not to do so in patients with oral anticoagulation to avoid haematoma. We wanted to study the haematoma frequency (HF) in patients with anticoagulation receiving BT therapy. 32 patients (16 females, 16 males, age 69.3 ± 10.0 years) with blepharospasm (n = 6), hemifacial spasm (n = 8), post-stroke spasticity (n = 16), and cervical dystonia (n = 2) received BT therapy (needle size 27G, post-injection tissue compression) whilst on anticoagulation (anticoagulation group, AG)...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111119/direct-central-nervous-system-effects-of-botulinum-neurotoxin
#9
Matteo Caleo, Laura Restani
Local intramuscular injections of botulinum neurotoxin type A (BoNT/A) are effective in the treatment of focal dystonias, muscle spasms, and spasticity. However, not all clinical effects of BoNT/A may be explained by its action at peripheral nerve terminals. For example, the therapeutic benefit may exceed the duration of the peripheral neuroparalysis induced by the neurotoxin. In cellular and animal models, evidence demonstrates retrograde transport of catalytically active BoNT/A in projection neurons. This process of long-range trafficking is followed by transcytosis and action at second-order synapses...
October 27, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109645/neostigmine-induced-coronary-artery-spasm-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Shimon Kolker, Dan Tzivoni, David Rosenmann, Shmuel Meyler, Alexander Ioscovich
Neostigmine is a cholinesterase inhibitor which does not cross the blood brain barrier and a commonly used for reversal of nondepolarizing muscle relaxants. In the following case report, we present a patient who developed coronary artery spasm, after the administration of repeated doses of neostigmine. Ours is the first case to demonstrate such a longstanding coronary artery vasospasm that lasted several hours in response to neostigmine, resulting in myocardial damage and left ventricular dysfunction. We would like to draw the attention of the anesthesiologists to this rare effect that may lead to perioperative cardiac complications...
July 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101530/sudden-death-due-to-malignant-hyperthermia-with-a-mutation-of-ryr1-autopsy-morphology-and-genetic-analysis
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Wenhe Li, Lin Zhang, Yue Liang, Fang Tong, Yiwu Zhou
Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by abnormal calcium homeostasis in skeletal muscles in response to triggering agents. Autopsy, morphology, and genetic analysis were performed on a 19-year-old man who died rapidly after exposure to sevoflurane during maxillofacial surgery. Muscle spasm around the operation area and limb rigidity occurred and renal tubules full of myoglobin casts were observed by microscopy. Ultrastructural changes in the skeletal muscles and the myocardium were detected by transmission electron microscopy (TEM)...
November 4, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097081/paraneoplastic-autoimmune-movement-disorders
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Thien Thien Lim
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an overview of paraneoplastic autoimmune disorders presenting with various movement disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: The spectrum of paraneoplastic autoimmune disorders has been expanding with the discovery of new antibodies against cell surface and intracellular antigens. Many of these paraneoplastic autoimmune disorders manifest as a form of movement disorder. With the discovery of new neuronal antibodies, an increasing number of idiopathic or neurodegenerative movement disorders are now being reclassified as immune-mediated movement disorders...
October 13, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089990/therapeutic-efficacy-and-safety-of-various-botulinum-toxin-a-doses-and-concentrations-in-spastic-foot-after-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jiang Li, Ru Zhang, Bo-Li Cui, Yong-Xiang Zhang, Guang-Tao Bai, Si-Shan Gao, Wen-Jian Li
No recommended guidelines currently exist for the therapeutic concentration or dose of botulinum toxin type A (BTXA) injected into the muscle to treat limb spasticity. Therefore, in this randomized controlled trial, we explored the safety and efficacy of two concentrations and two doses of BTXA in the treatment of spastic foot after stroke to optimize this treatment in these patients. Eligible patients (n = 104) were randomized into four groups. The triceps surae and tibialis posterior on the affected side were injected with BTXA at one of two doses (200 U or 400 U) and two concentrations (50 U/mL or 100 U/mL)...
September 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082270/increased-blinking-may-be-a-precursor-of-blepharospasm-a-longitudinal-study
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Antonella Conte, Gina Ferrazzano, Giovanni Defazio, Giovanni Fabbrini, Mark Hallett, Alfredo Berardelli
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this five-year longitudinal study was to investigate whether patients with increased blinking develop orbicularis oculi muscle spasms. METHODS: Eleven patients who initially manifested increased blinking alone were clinically and neurophysiologically re-evaluated five years later. RESULTS: By the five-year follow-up assessment, nine of the 11 patients had developed orbicularis oculi muscle spasms. The blink reflex recovery cycle became abnormal whereas somatosensory temporal discrimination, already abnormal at the first evaluation, did not significantly change...
September 2017: Movement Disorders Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075542/multiple-sclerosis-presenting-with-facial-twitching-myokymia-and-hemifacial-spasms
#15
Risha Hertz, James Espinosa, Alan Lucerna, Doug Stranges
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. The etiology is insufficiently understood. Autoimmune, genetic, viral, and environmental factors have been hypothesized. MS is twice as common in women as in men between the ages of 20 and 50 years. There is no known cure for MS. Current medical treatment helps to prevent new attacks and improve function after an attack. MS is diagnosed by physical examination, diagnostic imaging, and examination of cerebral spinal fluid...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074421/long-term-efficacy-of-initial-microvascular-decompression-versus-subsequent-microvascular-decompression-for-idiopathic-hemifacial-spasm
#16
Hua Zhao, Guang-Feng Li, Xin Zhang, Yin-da Tang, Ping Zhou, Jin Zhu, Shi-Ting Li
Hemifacial spasm(HFS) is a disorder characterized by intermittent, involuntary facial muscle contractions. Microvascular decompression(MVD) is the gold treatment for HFS. The aim of this research was to discuss whether patients undergoing MVD as their initial surgical intervention experience greater spasm control than patients experiencing an MVD performed as a subsequent surgical intervention. METHODS: The study included 976 HFS patients, 452 of which (group A) underwent MVD as their initial surgical intervention and 524 of which (group B) underwent subsequent MVD...
October 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073584/vismodegib-in-patients-with-advanced-basal-cell-carcinoma-primary-analysis-of-stevie-an-international-open-label-trial
#17
N Basset-Séguin, A Hauschild, R Kunstfeld, J Grob, B Dréno, L Mortier, P A Ascierto, L Licitra, C Dutriaux, L Thomas, N Meyer, B Guillot, R Dummer, P Arenberger, K Fife, A Raimundo, E Dika, N Dimier, A Fittipaldo, I Xynos, J Hansson
BACKGROUND: The SafeTy Events in VIsmodEgib study (STEVIE, ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT01367665), assessed safety and efficacy of vismodegib-a first-in-class Hedgehog pathway inhibitor demonstrating clinical benefit in advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC)-in a patient population representative of clinical practice. Primary analysis data are presented. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with locally advanced or metastatic BCC received oral vismodegib 150 mg/d until progressive disease, unacceptable toxicity, or withdrawal...
November 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064922/prepectoral-breast-reconstruction
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Ryan P Ter Louw, Maurice Y Nahabedian
Oncologic and reconstructive advancements in the management of patients with breast cancer and at high risk for breast cancer have led to improved outcomes and decreased patient morbidity. Traditional methods for prosthetic breast reconstructions have utilized total or partial muscle coverage of prosthetic devices. Although effective, placement of devices under the pectoralis major muscle can be associated with increased pain due to muscle spasm and animation deformities. Prepectoral prosthetic breast reconstruction has gained popularity in the plastic surgery community, and long-term outcomes have become available...
November 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064335/overall-safety-of-ospemifene-in-postmenopausal-women-from-placebo-controlled-phase-2-and-3-trials
#19
James A Simon, Corrado Altomare, Susannah Cort, Wei Jiang, JoAnn V Pinkerton
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety of daily oral ospemifene 60 mg, estrogen agonist/antagonist, used to treat moderate-to-severe dyspareunia due to postmenopausal vulvovaginal atrophy, which is part of genitourinary syndrome of menopause. METHODS: Post hoc analysis of safety data (treatment-emergent adverse events [TEAEs]) pooled from six phase 2 and 3 randomized, double-blind, multicenter placebo-controlled studies, evaluating the effects of ospemifene 60 mg on the breast, cardiovascular system, and bone in postmenopausal women...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055706/inhibitory-action-of-dicyclomine-on-lipase-activity-kinetics-and-molecular-study
#20
Majid Talebi, Dariush Minai-Tehrani, Mohammad Fazilati, Arash Minai-Tehrani
Lipase is one of the most important groups of enzymes for industry and medicine. It breaks down triacylglycerol to glycerol and fatty acids. Some bacteria use lipase to degrade the extracellular matrix of the host cells to penetrate into the tissues. Dicyclomine is a muscarinic antagonist receptor that relieves the smooth muscle spasm of the gastrointestinal tract and affects the cardiovascular system. In this research, the effect of a dicyclomine on the lipase activity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa was studied...
October 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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