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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530344/-suppression-of-a-non-trauma-related-threatening-thought-as-an-avoidance-strategy-in-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-patients
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Lilach Abramsky-Arazi, Zeev Kaplan, Hagit Cohen
AIMS: Our goal was to examine how suppression of nontrauma- related thoughts differs between PTSD patients and patients with non-PTSD anxiety disorder compared to a group of matched controls. BACKGROUND: Intrusive recollections of aspects of the traumatic event and its sequelae are at the core of the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). People who have suffered a traumatic event may implement some form of avoidance coping strategies in order to deal with the unwanted memories that accompany them...
December 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524130/-creation-of-extracranial-intracranial-microvascular-anastomosis-under-regional-anesthesia-a-case-report-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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D Yu Usachev, V A Lukshin, A V Shmigel'skiy, A D Akhmedov, A D Sosnin, K A Kozlova
The article describes a case of successful surgical treatment of an 81-year-old male patient with symptomatic occlusion of the internal carotid artery that led to severe impairment of cerebral hemodynamics and was accompanied by severe gait and equilibrium disorders. Given the patient's age and his positive medical history, he underwent surgery for the creation of an extracranial-intracranial microvascular anastomosis under regional anesthesia, with spontaneous breathing and a baseline level of consciousness being maintained...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522734/voluntary-control-of-epileptiform-spike-wave-discharges-in-awake-rats
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Jeremy A Taylor, Krista M Rodgers, Florencia M Bercum, Carmen J Booth, F Edward Dudek, Daniel S Barth
Genetically inherited absence epilepsy in humans is typically characterized by brief (seconds) spontaneous seizures, which involve spike-wave discharges (SWDs) in the EEG and interruption of consciousness and ongoing behavior. Genetic (inbred) models of this disorder in rats have been used to examine mechanisms, comorbidities and anti-absence drugs. SWDs have also been proposed as models of complex partial seizures (CPSs) following traumatic brain injury (post-traumatic epilepsy; PTE). However, the ictal characteristics of these rat models, including SWDs and associated immobility, are also prevalent in healthy outbred laboratory rats...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521606/can-video-self-modeling-improve-affected-limb-reach-and-grasp-ability-in-stroke-patients
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Kylie Ann Steel, Kurt Mudie, Remi Sandoval, David Anderson, Sera Dogramaci, Mohammad Rehmanjan, Ingvars Birznieks
The authors examined whether feedforward video self-modeling (FF VSM) would improve control over the affected limb, movement self-confidence, movement self-consciousness, and well-being in 18 stroke survivors. Participants completed a cup transport task and 2 questionnaires related to psychological processes pre- and postintervention. Pretest video footage of the unaffected limb performing the task was edited to create a best-of or mirror-reversed training DVD, creating the illusion that patients were performing proficiently with the affected limb...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Motor Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515905/colonization-of-long-term-care-facility-patients-with-mdr-gram-negatives-during-an-acinetobacter-baumannii-outbreak
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Ines Zollner-Schwetz, Elisabeth Zechner, Elisabeth Ullrich, Josefa Luxner, Christian Pux, Gerald Pichler, Walter Schippinger, Robert Krause, Eva Leitner
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine the prevalence of colonization by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria including ESBL-producing enterobacteriaceae, carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii at two wards caring long term for patients with disorder of consciousness at the Geriatric Health Centers Graz, Austria. During our study we detected two A. baumannii outbreaks. METHODS: In August 2015, we conducted a point-prevalence study...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515709/effects-of-10-hz-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-of-the-left-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex-in-disorders-of-consciousness
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Xiaoyu Xia, Yang Bai, Yangzhong Zhou, Yi Yang, Ruxiang Xu, Xiaorong Gao, Xiaoli Li, Jianghong He
BACKGROUND: While repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been applied in treatment of patients with disorders of consciousness (DOC), a standardized stimulation protocol has not been proposed, and its therapeutic effects are inconsistently documented. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of rTMS in improving consciousness in patients with persistent minimally conscious state (MCS) or unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (UWS), previously known as vegetative state (VS)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511826/use-of-hypnosis-meditation-and-biofeedback-in-dermatology
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Philip D Shenefelt
Hypnosis utilizes trance to access otherwise inaccessible repressed or unconscious memories and features of the psyche and control of physiology not attainable in the ordinary conscious waking state. Medical uses of hypnosis in dermatology include reducing discomfort from itching or skin pain, altering ingrained dysfunctional habits such as scratching, promoting healing of skin disorders, searching for psychosomatic aspects of skin disorders and alleviating them, and reframing cognitive and emotional dysfunctional patterns related to skin disorders...
May 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511406/effect-of-sodium-valproate-and-docosahexaenoic-acid-on-pain-in-rats
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Sushil Kiran Kunder, Laxminarayana Kurady Bairy, Avinash Arivazhahan
INTRODUCTION: Analgesics are commonly prescribed medications used to alleviate pain of various aetiologies without affecting the patient's consciousness. They interfere with the transmission of pain signals. A commonly used antiepileptic drug, sodium valproate has been used in various non-epileptic conditions like migraine prophylaxis and in the treatment of bipolar disorder because of the multiple mechanisms by which it acts. Docosahexanoic Acid (DHA), an omega 3 fatty acid, is known to possess analgesic activity...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511184/are-we-overlooking-stroke-chameleons-a-retrospective-study-on-the-delayed-recognition-of-stroke-patients
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Pitcha Chompoopong, Nassir Rostambeigi, Darine Kassar, Alberto Maud, Ihtesham A Qureshi, Salvador Cruz-Flores, Gustavo J Rodriguez
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: New effective recanalization therapies are currently available for acute ischemic stroke; yet a vast majority of stroke patients are left untreated. The lack of early recognition may be because often times, stroke patients present with atypical manifestations that resemble other conditions (which are referred to as "stroke chameleons"). We set to study the proportion of patients with delayed stroke recognition in a single center. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected data over a 9-year period...
May 17, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509122/severe-hyponatremia-in-a-patient-with-schizophrenia-associated-with-prolonged-consciousness-disturbance
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Kunihiko Yasuda, Takatsugu Iwashita, Yosuke Tayama, Yuko Makino, Ayumu Watanabe, Tatsuro Sano, Taisuke Shimizu, Tomonari Ogawa, Koichi Kanozawa, Hajime Hasegawa
Hyponatremia presents with various central nervous system symptoms during its course and treatment. We treated a patient who presented with a prolonged consciousness disorder and was suspected of having complications of neuroleptic malignant syndrome and osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS) during the treatment for his hyponatremia, which was caused by syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH). The patient was a 30-year-old Japanese man who had been under treatment for schizophrenia...
May 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508963/hemodiafiltration-for-hepatic-encephalopathy-induced-by-budd-chiari-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-end-stage-kidney-disease
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Takuya Wakamatsu, Suguru Yamamoto, Kenya Kamimura, Takeshi Nakatsue, Noriaki Iino, Seitaro Iguchi, Yoshikatsu Kaneko, Shin Goto, Junichiro James Kazama, Ichiei Narita
A 36-year-old woman who was undergoing dialysis for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) was admitted to our hospital with consciousness disorder. She was diagnosed with Budd-Chiari syndrome due to antiphospholipid syndrome at the age of 28 years. Her kidney function and leg edema gradually deteriorated. After initiation of hemodialysis (HD), transient loss of consciousness due to hepatic encephalopathy during HD treatment occurred frequently. Her kidney replacement therapy was changed to online hemodiafiltration (HDF), which dramatically improved her hepatic coma...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507528/cognitive-impairments-in-occupational-burnout-error-processing-and-its-indices-of-reactive-and-proactive-control
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Krystyna Golonka, Justyna Mojsa-Kaja, Magda Gawlowska, Katarzyna Popiel
The presented study refers to cognitive aspects of burnout as the effects of long-term work-related stress. The purpose of the study was to investigate electrophysiological correlates of burnout to explain the mechanisms of the core burnout symptoms: exhaustion and depersonalization/cynicism. The analyzed error-related electrophysiological markers shed light on impaired cognitive mechanisms and the specific changes in information-processing in burnout. In the EEG study design (N = 80), two components of error-related potential (ERP), error-related negativity (ERN), and error positivity (Pe), were analyzed...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497610/epilepsia-partialis-continua-after-an-anterior-circulation-ischaemic-stroke
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C Bentes, A C Franco, A R Peralta, P Viana, H Martins, C Morgado, C Casimiro, C Fonseca, R Geraldes, P Canhão, T Pinho E Melo, T Paiva, J M Ferro
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although cerebrovascular disorders are the main cause of epilepsia partialis continua (EPC) in adulthood, the frequency of EPC after stroke is unknown. The aim was to prospectively ascertain its frequency 1 year after an ischaemic stroke. METHODS: This was a prospective study of consecutive acute anterior circulation ischaemic stroke patients, previously independent, with an admission National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale score ≥4, an acute ischaemic lesion on imaging and no previous epileptic seizures...
May 12, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490967/comparative-study-of-fatty-acid-composition-of-table-eggs-from-the-jeddah-food-market-and-effect-of-value-addition-in-omega-3-bio-fortified-eggs
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Shahida Aziz Khan, Aziz Khan, Sarah A Khan, Mohd Amin Beg, Ashraf Ali, Ghazi Damanhouri
Health consciousness has increased the desire of people around the world to consume functional foods. Omega-3 essential fatty acids are one among these beneficial and important health supplements without which a general predisposition to degenerative and stress related disorders can occur. Saudi Arabia has shown an alarming increase in obesity (Al-Nozha et al., 2005), diabetes (Alqurashi et al., 2011), and cardiovascular disease (Al-Nozha et al., 2004) in the last few decades mainly due to nutritional transitions and lifestyle alterations (Amuna and Zotor, 2008)...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484823/-prolonged-weaning-during-early-neurological-and-neurosurgical-rehabilitation-s2k-guideline-published-by-the-weaning-committee-of-the-german-neurorehabilitation-society-dgnr
#15
REVIEW
J D Rollnik, J Adolphsen, J Bauer, M Bertram, J Brocke, C Dohmen, E Donauer, M Hartwich, M D Heidler, V Huge, S Klarmann, S Lorenzl, M Lück, M Mertl-Rötzer, T Mokrusch, D A Nowak, T Platz, L Riechmann, F Schlachetzki, A von Helden, C W Wallesch, D Zergiebel, M Pohl
Prolonged weaning of patients with neurological or neurosurgery disorders is associated with specific characteristics, which are taken into account by the German Society for Neurorehabilitation (DGNR) in its own guideline. The current S2k guideline of the German Society for Pneumology and Respiratory Medicine is referred to explicitly with regard to definitions (e.g., weaning and weaning failure), weaning categories, pathophysiology of weaning failure, and general weaning strategies. In early neurological and neurosurgery rehabilitation, patients with central of respiratory regulation disturbances (e...
May 8, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484353/tachycardia-as-a-negative-prognostic-factor-for-stroke-outcome
#16
Amina Nakicevic, Salem Alajbegovic, Lejla Alajbegovic
INTRODUCTION: The outcome of stroke, especially lethal one is significant, as in the hemorrhagic as well as in ischemic stroke. GOAL: was to show the impact on the stroke outcome of tachycardia correlated with lesion localization. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Material for our work was patients who were treated due to the stroke at the Neurology Clinic Sarajevo in the period from 31 March 2015 until 01 January 2016. A total of 544 stoke patients were treated in the reporting period, 221 (44...
March 2017: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478511/cataplexy-and-its-mimics-clinical-recognition-and-management
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REVIEW
Sigrid Pillen, Fabio Pizza, Karlien Dhondt, Thomas E Scammell, Sebastiaan Overeem
This review describes the diagnosis and management of cataplexy: attacks of bilateral loss of muscle tone, triggered by emotions and with preserved consciousness. Although cataplexy is rare, its recognition is important as in most cases, it leads to a diagnosis of narcolepsy, a disorder that still takes a median of 9 years to be diagnosed. The expression of cataplexy varies widely, from partial episodes affecting only the neck muscles to generalized attacks leading to falls. Moreover, childhood cataplexy differs from the presentation in adults, with a prominent facial involvement, already evident without clear emotional triggers ('cataplectic facies') and 'active' motor phenomena especially of the tongue and perioral muscles...
June 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478076/vestibular-syncope-a-disorder-associated-with-drop-attack-in-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease
#18
Ilmari Pyykkö, Vinaya Manchaiah, Jing Zou, Hilla Levo, Erna Kentala
OBJECTIVE: Experiments in humans and animals indicate that vestibular influx through vestibular sympathetic reflex is an important and vital part of the regulatory system of circulation. The otolith organ adjusts the circulatory responses through the vestibular sympathetic reflex during an upright stance and may trigger a vasovagal attack of syncope. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence and association of syncope attacks among patients with Ménière's disease (MD)...
May 3, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476663/a-probabilistic-template-of-human-mesopontine-tegmental-nuclei-from-in-vivo-7-t-mri
#19
REVIEW
Marta Bianciardi, Christian Strong, Nicola Toschi, Brian L Edlow, Bruce Fischl, Emery N Brown, Bruce R Rosen, Lawrence L Wald
Mesopontine tegmental nuclei such as the cuneiform, pedunculotegmental, oral pontine reticular, paramedian raphe and caudal linear raphe nuclei, are deep brain structures involved in arousal and motor function. Dysfunction of these nuclei is implicated in the pathogenesis of disorders of consciousness and sleep, as well as in neurodegenerative diseases. However, their localization in conventional neuroimages of living humans is difficult due to limited image sensitivity and contrast, and a stereotaxic probabilistic neuroimaging template of these nuclei in humans does not exist...
May 2, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469831/hereditary-gingival-fibromatosis-characteristics-and-treatment-approach
#20
Pedro J Almiñana-Pastor, Pedro J Buitrago-Vera, Francisco M Alpiste-Illueca, Montserrat Catalá-Pizarro
Hereditary gingival fibromatosis (HGF) is a rare disorder characterized by a benign, non-hemorrhagic, fibrous gingival overgrowth that can appear in isolation or as part of a syndrome. Clinically, a pink gingiva with marked stippling can be seen to cover almost all the tooth, in many cases preventing eruption. HGF usually begins during the transition from primary to permanent teeth, giving rise to a condition that can have negative psychological effects at that age. As it does not resolve spontaneously, the treatment of choice is gingivectomy, which can be performed with an internal or external bevel incision, depending on each case and bearing in mind the changes that will take place at the dentogingival junction (DGJ)...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
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