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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749549/a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study-of-rituximab-in-patients-with-stiff-person-syndrome
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Marinos C Dalakas, Goran Rakocevic, James M Dambrosia, Harry Alexopoulos, Beverly McElroy
Objective In Stiff-Person Syndrome (SPS), an antibody-mediated impaired GABAergic neurotransmission is believed to cause muscle stiffness and spasms. Patients improve with GABA-enhancing drugs and IVIg, but several respond poorly and remain disabled. The need for more effective therapy prompted a trial with the anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody rituximab. Methods This was a placebo-controlled randomized trial of rituximab (two bi-weekly infusions of 1gr each). The primary outcome was a change in stiffness scores at 6 months...
July 27, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730530/spastic-paretic-hemifacial-contracture-related-to-multiple-sclerosis-a-rare-and-under-recognized-entity
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Sophie Fastré, Philippe Hanson, Frédéric London
We describe an additional case of spastic paretic hemifacial contracture, an uncommon condition characterized by sustained unilateral contraction of the facial muscles associated with mild ipsilateral facial paresis. This entity has only rarely been associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) and can be mistaken for hemifacial spasm. Early consideration of MS in the differential diagnosis of young patients admitted with these symptoms is essential.
July 20, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730167/the-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-chronic-idiopathic-anal-pain
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Weiming Mao, Xiujun Liao, Wenjing Wu, Yanyan Yu, Guangen Yang
The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristics, treatment outcomes and psychological distress in patients with chronic idiopathic anal pain. The study was conducted on patients referred to Hangzhou Third Hospital for chronic anal pain from January, 2010 to December, 2014. Patient demographics, clinical history, anorectal physiology, and radiological imaging data were recorded for all patients. The treatment outcome was noted for patients treated and followed up for more than 6 month at the present unit...
2017: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726075/effectiveness-adverse-effects-and-drug-compliance-of-long-acting-injectable-risperidone-in-children-and-adolescents
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Mehmet Fatih Ceylan, Betül Erdogan, Selma Tural Hesapcioglu, Esra Cop
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Although the use of oral risperidone in children and adolescents has been well studied, there is little information on the intramuscular use of long-acting injectable risperidone (LAIR). The aims of this study were to investigate the effectiveness and adverse effects of LAIR in children and adolescents with conduct disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. METHODS: In total, 42 patients (age range 12-17 years) who were non-adherent to oral antipsychotic drugs, received 25 mg/day of LAIR intramuscularly every 2 weeks...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725596/utility-of-trigger-point-injection-as-an-adjunct-to-physical-therapy-in-men-with-chronic-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome
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Nicholas N Tadros, Anup B Shah, Daniel A Shoskes
BACKGROUND: Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is often associated with pelvic floor muscle spasm. While pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) is effective, some men are unable to resolve their symptoms and have residual trigger points (TPs). TP injection has been used for treatment in several neuromuscular pain syndromes. The objective of this study was to examine the efficacy and side effects of TP injection in men with CP/CPPS and pelvic floor spasm refractory to PT...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706744/management-of-oromandibular-dystonia-a-case-report-and-literature-update
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Suma Gn, Adrita Nag
Oromandibular dystonia (OMD) is a movement disorder characterized by involuntary, paroxysmal, and patterned muscle contractions of varying severity resulting in sustained spasms of masticatory muscles, affecting the jaws, tongue, face, and pharynx. It is most commonly idiopathic or medication-induced, but peripheral trauma sometimes precedes the condition. We present a case report of a 26-year-old female patient who suffered repetitive bouts of hemifacial muscle contractions for 2 years on closing the mouth which interfered in patient's well-being and quality of life by hampering her ability to eat and talk and to the extent of inability to breath due to contractions of her neck muscles...
2017: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695904/neuropathic-pain-and-spasticity-intricate-consequences-of-spinal-cord-injury
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N B Finnerup
STUDY DESIGN: The 2016 International Spinal Cord Society Sir Ludwig Guttmann Lecture. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review is to identify different symptoms and signs of neuropathic pain and spasticity after spinal cord injury (SCI) and to present different methods of assessing them. The objective is to discuss how a careful characterization of different symptoms and signs, and a better translation of preclinical findings may improve our understanding of the complex and entangled mechanisms of neuropathic pain and spasticity...
July 11, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689341/painful-spasms-in-facial-masticatory-and-motor-ocular-muscles-reversed-after-microvascular-decompression-of-a-neurovascular-conflict-at-brainstem
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Tania-Mihaela Idriceanu, Marc Sindou
The authors present a case of a 42-year-old female admitted for disabling complex and atypical bilateral facial spasms associated with painful masticatory and motor ocular dystonic movements, difficult to fit in the definition of any known cranio-facial dyskinesias. MRI showed a left PICA loop invaginated into the brainstem, considered responsible of an hyperactive disorder of the brainstem nuclei neighboring the conflict. After microvascular decompression, the patient made a full recovery with complete disappearance of the paroxystic phenomena...
July 8, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682279/temporomandibular-pain-caused-by-sleep-disorders-a-review-and-case-report
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Daniel F Babiec
Patients who present to the general dentist's office with complaints of temporomandibular joint pain may exhibit signs and symptoms such as muscle soreness, bruxism, joint soreness, limited range of movement, altered movement, and facial pain as well as tooth chipping or tooth movement. After examinations, radiographic evaluations, and a review of medical history, dentists may have a bias toward regarding these symptoms as oral or dental in origin. After a diagnosis of a temporomandibular disorder (TMD), bruxism, or muscular spasms due to occlusal instabilities is established, the treatment protocol often includes an oral appliance (such as a nightguard), exercises, and pharmacologic agents...
July 2017: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677349/comparison-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-hyoscine-butylbromide-versus-anisodamine-for-acute-gastric-or-intestinal-spasm-like-pain-a-randomized-double-blind-and-multi-center-phase-iii-trial
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Chun Ping Zhu, Fei Jiang, Rong Quan Wang, Xiao Zhong Guo, Xiao Hua Hou, Hong Xu, Ya Zeng, Yi Qi Du, Zhao Shen Li
AIM: Acute gastric or intestinal spasm-like pain is a common symptom in digestive diseases. Hyoscine butylbromide (HBB), an anticholinergic agent, relieves the pain of stomach and bowel cramps by inhibiting smooth muscle contractility. The aim was to compare the efficacy and safety of parenteral HBB versus anisodamine, for acute gastric or intestinal spasm-like pain. METHODS: In this randomized, positive-controlled, double-blind, parallel-group, multi-center non-inferiority trial, 299 Chinese patients were randomly assigned to HBB or anisodamine in a 1:1 ratio...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674368/thymoma-associated-progressive-encephalomyelitis-with-rigidity-and-myoclonus-perm-with-myasthenia-gravis
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Satoshi Morise, Masataka Nakamura, Jun-Ichi Morita, Kousuke Miyake, Takenobu Kunieda, Satoshi Kaneko, Hirofumi Kusaka
We report a case of a 72-year-old woman who initially presented with symptoms of bulbar myasthenia and was positive for anti-acetylcholine receptor antibodies. She subsequently developed painful muscle spasms, myoclonus, and stiffness. Thymoma was detected, and both anti-glycine receptor and anti-glutamic acid decarboxylase antibodies were found. She was diagnosed with thymoma-associated progressive encephalomyelitis with rigidity and myoclonus (PERM). She experienced marked improvement after thymectomy followed by plasma exchange and intravenous immunoglobulin and prednisolone...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666721/follow-up-of-high-risk-bladder-cancer-is-it-safe-to-perform-fluorescence-endoscopy-multiple-times-in-the-same-patient
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Maria Apfelbeck, Tobias Grimm, Alexander Kretschmer, Alexander Buchner, Birte-Swantje Schneevoigt, Friedrich Jokisch, Markus Grabbert, Gerald Schulz, Christian G Stief, Alexander Karl
PURPOSE: As the use of fluorescence endoscopy is recommended today by different guidelines during the follow-up of high-grade non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer, the aim of this study is to analyze whether the multiple use of hexylaminolevulinate (HAL) for TUR-BT can be performed safely within the same patient over a time interval. METHODS: Data of patients diagnosed and treated with HAL-TUR-B at our institute between 2008 and 2013 were analyzed. Special interest was given to side effects observed during the instillation of the substance, on the whole day of the instillation and during the entire hospital stay...
June 27, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650240/development-of-a-clinical-spasticity-scale-for-evaluation-of-dogs-with-chronic-thoracolumbar-spinal-cord-injury
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Melissa J Lewis, Natasha J Olby
OBJECTIVE To develop a spasticity scale for dogs with chronic deficits following severe spinal cord injury (SCI) for use in clinical assessment and outcome measurement in clinical trials. ANIMALS 20 chronically paralyzed dogs with a persistent lack of hind limb pain perception caused by an acute SCI at least 3 months previously. PROCEDURES Spasticity was assessed in both hind limbs via tests of muscle tone, clonus, and flexor and extensor spasms adapted from human scales. Measurement of patellar clonus duration and flexor spasm duration and degree was feasible...
July 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639958/pediatric-jellyfish-envenomation-in-the-mediterranean-sea
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Miguel Glatstein, Dikla Adir, Bella Galil, Dennis Scolnik, Ayelet Rimon, Dikla Pivko-Levy, Christopher Hoyte
BACKGROUND: Several species of jellyfish native to the western Indian Ocean have entered the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal. Since the late 1980s, each summer Rhopilema nomadica forms swarms as long as 100 km in the southeastern Levant and since the millennium aggregations of additional nonnative jellyfish have been sighted. The aim of this study was to evaluate children seen in the emergency department after jellyfish envenomations and to establish patterns of toxicity associated with this organism...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632833/-tetanus-after-cat-scratch-and-bites-in-a-previously-immunized-patient
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Alberto Fica, Daniela Gaínza, Pablo Ortigosa
Tetanus is declining due to vaccination, professional labor management and appropriate wound care. Tetanus cases have been reported despite immunization. We report the case of a previously healthy 21 years old female patient that presented a mild generalized tetanus requiring admission after mild and recurrent cat scratch and bites. She had received six vaccine shots during childhood, and a booster dose five years earlier after a rabbit bite. Symptoms appeared seven weeks after the last contact, and included headache, muscle spasms and mild opisthotonus...
April 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618737/effects-of-artcure-diffusional-patch-application-on-pain-and-functional-status-in-lumbar-disc-herniation-patients-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-study
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Mahmut Uğurlu, Mehmet Atıf Erol Aksekili, Berat Meryem Alkan, Halil Kara, Ceyhun Çağlar
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of the Artcure Diffusional Patch, which contains a mixture of 6 herbal oils (oleum thymi, oleum limonis, oleum nigra, oleum rosmarini, oleum chamomilla, oleum lauriexpressum) and has a hypoosmolar lipid structure, in the conservative treatment of lumbar disc herniation patients and to show the advantages and/or possibility of using this as an alternative method to surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of the 120 patients enrolled, 79 clinically diagnosed patients were included in the study...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618224/design-synthesis-and-structure-activity-relationship-of-tetrahydropyrido-4-3-d-pyrimidine-derivatives-as-potent-smoothened-antagonists-with-in-vivo-activity
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Wenfeng Lu, Yongqiang Liu, Haikuo Ma, Jiyue Zheng, Sheng Tian, Zhijian Sun, Lusong Luo, Jiajun Li, Hongjian Zhang, Zeng-Jie Yang, Xiaohu Zhang
Medulloblastoma is one of the most prevalent brain tumors in children. Aberrant hedgehog (Hh) pathway signaling is thought to be involved in the initiation and development of medulloblastoma. Vismodegib, the first FDA-approved cancer therapy based on inhibition of aberrant hedgehog signaling, targets smoothened (Smo), a G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) central to the Hh pathway. Although vismodegib exhibits promising therapeutic efficacy in tumor treatment, concerns have been raised from its nonlinear pharmacokinetic (PK) profiles at high doses partly due to low aqueous solubility...
June 30, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587407/clinical-study-of-botulinum-toxin-a-injection-combined-with-spasmodic-muscle-therapeutic-instrument-on-lower-limb-spasticity-in-patients-with-stroke
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Xudong Ding, Li Huang, Qingsong Wang, Yanping Liu, Jing Zhong, Huaxian Chen
The clinical effect of botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) injection combined with spasmodic muscle therapeutic instrument with simple BTX-A injection was compared. Eighty patients with stroke were randomly divided into the treatment and control groups of 41 and 39 cases, respectively. The two groups of patients were given routine rehabilitation therapy. Ultrasound-guide positioning technology was used; treatment group was administered BTX-A injection combined spasmodic muscle therapeutic instrument while the control group received only BTX-A injection...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578122/hemimasticatory-spasm-with-a-single-venous-compression-treated-with-microvascular-decompression-of-the-trigeminal-motor-rootlet
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Ke-Kun Yan, Jian-Bo Wei, Wen Lin, Yue-Hui Zhang, Ming Zhang, Mi Li
BACKGROUND: Hemimasticatory spasm is a very rare disorder of the trigeminal motor rootlet that is characterized by a paroxysmal involuntary contraction of the jaw-closing muscles. The mechanisms for hemimasticatory spasm remain unclear, and an efficient treatment strategy still needs to be developed. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a case of a successful treatment of hemimasticatory spasm with single venous compression via microvascular decompression of the trigeminal motor rootlet...
August 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571838/-spasm-of-iris-dilator-muscle-or-tadpole-shaped-pupil
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C Deschasse, F Baudin, P H Gabrielle, A M Bron, C Creuzot-Garcher
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May 29, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
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