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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544265/lasting-improvement-of-medication-overuse-headache-after-brief-intervention-a-long-term-follow-up-in-primary-care
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E S Kristoffersen, J Straand, M B Russell, C Lundqvist
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Withdrawal therapy improves the headache situation for many patients with medication-overuse headache (MOH), but relapses are common. The objective was to assess the long-term effectiveness of a general practitioner conducted brief intervention (BI) for MOH. METHODS: Sixty MOH patients initially participating in a blinded cluster-randomized controlled trial evaluating BI versus business as usual (BAU) were followed up for 16 months. Follow-up was open after 6 months...
May 23, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543053/sofosbuvir-and-ribavirin-in-adolescents-12-to-17-years-old-with-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-2-or-3-infection
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Stefan Wirth, Philip Rosenthal, Regino P Gonzalez-Peralta, Maureen M Jonas, William F Balistreri, Lin Chuan-Hao, Winita Hardikar, Kathryn Kersey, Benedetta Massetto, Bittoo Kanwar, Diana M Brainard, Jiang Shao, Evguenia Svarovskaia, Brian Kirby, Ronen Arnon, Karen F Murray, Kathleen B Schwarz
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Children with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection have limited treatment options. We evaluated the all-oral combination of sofosbuvir and ribavirin in adolescents aged 12-17 with HCV genotype 2 or 3. METHODS: Fifty-two patients received sofosbuvir 400mg once daily and weight-based ribavirin twice daily for 12 (genotype 2) or 24 (genotype 3) weeks. The pharmacokinetics of sofosbuvir and its metabolite GS-331007 were evaluated by intensive plasma sampling at day 7 in the first 10 patients enrolled, and by sparse sampling in all patients throughout treatment...
May 22, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542914/efficacy-and-adverse-events-of-oral-isotretinoin-for-acne-a-systematic-review
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I A Vallerand, R T Lewinson, M S Farris, C D Sibley, M L Ramien, A G M Bulloch, S B Patten
Despite many years of clinical use of isotretinoin, a comprehensive review of evidence for isotretinoin therapy in acne patients is lacking. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central, relevant webpages and bibliographies for randomized controlled trials for acne evaluating isotretinoin vs control (placebo or other therapy). Data were extracted and summarized descriptively. Eleven trials were identified (total n=760 patients randomized), containing mostly males. Mean treatment ages ranged from 18 to 47.9 years and participants generally had moderate-severe acne...
May 19, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542895/aura-and-other-neurologic-dysfunction-in-or-with-migraine
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Narayan R Kissoon, Fred Michael Cutrer
PREMISE: Migraine can present with a wide range of neurological symptoms. PROBLEM: Based on currently available data, the symptoms of typical migraine aura are most likely related to cortical spreading depression (CSD), and evidence supports that CSD can lead to trigeminovascular activation resulting in the headache phase of migraine. POTENTIAL SOLUTION: An alternative diagnosis to migraine aura should be considered if migrainous headaches present with transient neurological symptoms that have features inconsistent with aura...
May 19, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542727/tics-in-tacs-a-step-into-an-avalanche-systematic-literature-review-and-conclusions
#5
Christian Wöber
BACKGROUND: Trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias (TACs) comprise cluster headache, paroxysmal hemicrania, short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks, and hemicrania continua. In some cases, trigeminal neuralgia (TN, "tic douloureux") or TN-like pain may co-occur with TACs. AIM: This article will review the co-occurrence and overlap of TACs and tics in order to contribute to a better understanding of the issue and an improved management of the patients. METHODS: For performing a systematic literature review Pubmed was searched using a total of ten terms...
May 19, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542287/the-relationship-between-occupational-noise-and-vibration-exposure-and-headache-eyestrain-based-on-the-fourth-korean-working-condition-survey-kwcs
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Jihyun Kim, Wanhyung Lee, Jong-Uk Won, Jin-Ha Yoon, Hongdeok Seok, Yeong-Kwang Kim, Seunghyun Lee, Jaehoon Roh
INTRODUCTION: The individual and combined effect of occupational noise and vibration exposures, on workers' health has not been thoroughly investigated. In order to find better ways to prevent and manage workers' headache, this study aimed to investigate the effects of occupational noise and vibration exposure on headache/eyestrain. METHODS: We used data from the fourth Korean Working Condition Survey (2014). After applying inclusion and exclusion criteria, 25,751 workers were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540738/somatosensory-gating-is-altered-and-associated-with-migraine-chronification-a-magnetoencephalographic-study
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Fu-Jung Hsiao, Shuu-Jiun Wang, Yung-Yang Lin, Jong-Ling Fuh, Yu-Chieh Ko, Pei-Ning Wang, Wei-Ta Chen
Background Brain excitability is changed in migraine but not fully characterized yet. This study explored if somatosensory gating is altered in migraine and linked to migraine chronification. Methods Paired electrical stimuli were delivered to the left index fingers of 21 patients with migraine without aura (MO), 22 patients with chronic migraine (CM), and 36 controls. The first and second responses to the paired stimuli were obtained from the contralateral primary (cSI), contralateral secondary (cSII) and ipsilateral secondary (iSII) somatosensory cortices to compute the gating ratios (second vs...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540393/computed-tomography-scans-of-the-head-for-adult-patients-with-minor-head-injury-are-clinical-decision-rules-a-necessary-evil
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Desmond Wei Tan, Annabelle Mei En Lim, Daniel Yuxuan Ong, Li Lee Peng, Yiong Huak Chan, Irwani Ibrahim, Win Sen Kuan
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to evaluate compliance with and performance of the Canadian Computed Tomography Head Rule (CCHR), and its applicability in the local adult population with minor head injury. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of consecutive patients who presented to the adult emergency department (ED) with minor head injury over six months. Data on predictor variables indicated in the CCHR was collected and compliance with the CCHR assessed by comparing the recommendations for head computed tomography (CT) scans to its actual usage...
May 25, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540269/species-dependent-clinical-findings-of-malaria-caused-by-various-plasmodia-in-an-endemic-area-of-kerman-province-southeastern-iran
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Mehdi Nateghpour, Ali Hosseininasab, Mehrdad Farrokhnia, Foroughieh Dastouri, Katayun Alidoosti, Dadkhoda Sadequi, Asadollah Ahmadi
BACKGROUND: Malaria is a big problem of public health in many tropical countries where socioeconomic development is deficient. Four species of plasmodium are capable of infecting human: P. falciparum, P. malaria, P.vivax, P. ovale. Southeastern corner of Iran, including Sistan and Baluchestan, Hormozgan and the tropical part of Kerman Province, are endemic region of malaria. This study aimed to find out clinical findings in malaria caused by various plasmodium species in moderate transmission area of southern Kerman Province...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540126/neurological-complications-of-lumbar-and-cervical-dural-punctures-with-a-focus-on-epidural-injections
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Nancy E Epstein
BACKGROUND: Various types of lumbar dural punctures may contribute to neurological injury. The etiologies of dural injury include; inadvertent dural punctures due to epidurals placed for labor anesthesia, epidural steroid injections (ESI/transforaminal TESI; approximately 9 million ESI performed in the US per year), deliberate placement of intradural pain devices, and spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistulas. Resulting neurological complications may include; spinal headaches/intracranial hypotension, subdural hematomas, and 6(th) nerve cranial palsies...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540055/case-report-of-novel-cacna1a-gene-mutation-causing-episodic-ataxia-type-2
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David Alan Isaacs, Michael J Bradshaw, Kelly Brown, Peter Hedera
BACKGROUND: Episodic ataxia type 2 (OMIM 108500) is an autosomal dominant channelopathy characterized by paroxysms of ataxia, vertigo, nausea, and other neurologic symptoms. More than 50 mutations of the CACNA1A gene have been discovered in families with episodic ataxia type 2, although 30%-50% of all patients with typical episodic ataxia type 2 phenotype have no detectable mutation of the CACNA1A gene. CASE: A 46-year-old Caucasian man, with a long history of bouts of imbalance, vertigo, and nausea, presented to our hospital with 2 weeks of ataxia and headache...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540017/cluster-headache-associated-with-secondary-unilateral-blepharospasm-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Abbas Bagheri, Minoo Mohammadi, Ghader Harooni, Keyvan Khosravifard, Mohadeseh Feizi, Shahin Yazdani
PURPOSE: Cluster headache is one of the most serious types of headache that is accompanied by autonomic parasympathetic symptoms. Its association with hemifacial spasm in the same side had been rarely reported. The aim of this report is describing a case with this association and treatment strategies. CASE REPORT: Here we report a 37-year-old female with cluster headache associated with secondary unilateral blepharospasm that was successfully treated with combination therapy including botulinum toxin injection...
April 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539654/quasispecies-composition-and-evolution-of-a-typical-zika-virus-clinical-isolate-from-suriname
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Sander van Boheemen, Ali Tas, S Yahya Anvar, Rebecca van Grootveld, Irina C Albulescu, Martijn P Bauer, Mariet C Feltkamp, Peter J Bredenbeek, Martijn J van Hemert
The arthropod-borne Zika virus (ZIKV) is currently causing a major international public health threat in the Americas. This study describes the isolation of ZIKV from the plasma of a 29-year-old female traveler that developed typical symptoms, like rash, fever and headache upon return from Suriname. The complete genome sequence including the 5' and 3' untranslated regions was determined and phylogenetic analysis showed the isolate clustering within the Asian lineage, close to other viruses that have recently been isolated in the Americas...
May 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539005/temporary-remedy
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Sean Price
The nationwide shortage of doctors shapes the health care landscape in many ways, mostly through staffing headaches and gaps in care. But the shortage has been a blessing for at least one group of health care practitioners - locum tenens physicians. More and more, locum tenens doctors are taking the places of permanent physicians.
May 1, 2017: Texas Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538577/in-depth-review-of-symptoms-triggers-and-treatment-of-occipital-migraine-headaches-site-iv
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Mona Ascha, David E Kurlander, Abdus Sattar, James Gatherwright, Bahman Guyuron
BACKGROUND: This study reports the surgical technique and efficacy of deactivation of occipital-triggered migraine headaches. In addition, it reports the effect of surgical deactivation of occipital-triggered migraine headaches on migraine triggers and associated symptoms other than pain. METHODS: One hundred ninety-five patients undergoing surgery for occipital-triggered migraine headaches performed by a single surgeon, and followed for at least 1 year, were analyzed...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538404/pregabalin-can-decrease-acute-pain-and-morphine-consumption-in-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-patients-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Shijie Li, Junqiang Guo, Fangjun Li, Zhijia Yang, Shuai Wang, Changjiang Qin
BACKGROUND: Pregabalin has been used as an adjunct for the management of acute pain in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This meta-analysis aimed to illustrate the efficacy and safety of pregabalin for pain management following laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS: In March 2017, a systematic computer-based search was conducted in PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Google databases. Data on patients prepared for laparoscopic cholecystectomy in studies that compared pregabalin versus placebo were retrieved...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538111/cardiovascular-and-metabolic-effects-of-angptl3-antisense-oligonucleotides
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Mark J Graham, Richard G Lee, Teresa A Brandt, Li-Jung Tai, Wuxia Fu, Raechel Peralta, Rosie Yu, Eunju Hurh, Erika Paz, Bradley W McEvoy, Brenda F Baker, Nguyen C Pham, Andres Digenio, Steven G Hughes, Richard S Geary, Joseph L Witztum, Rosanne M Crooke, Sotirios Tsimikas
Background Epidemiologic and genomewide association studies have linked loss-of-function variants in ANGPTL3, encoding angiopoietin-like 3, with low levels of plasma lipoproteins. Methods We evaluated antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) targeting Angptl3 messenger RNA (mRNA) for effects on plasma lipid levels, triglyceride clearance, liver triglyceride content, insulin sensitivity, and atherosclerosis in mice. Subsequently, 44 human participants (with triglyceride levels of either 90 to 150 mg per deciliter [1...
May 24, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538047/auditory-processing-disorder-what-does-it-mean-and-what-can-be-done
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Krista Bartlett, Elissa Kelley, Julie Purdy, Martin T Stein
Julian, an 11-year-old boy in the sixth grade with a compliant disposition and a positive attitude, has had a significant decline in his academic performance over the last 2 years. He spends much of his time in the nurse's office with headaches and fatigue. He reports that he cannot concentrate or follow along in class. Vision and hearing screenings were normal.Julian's teachers report that although he has no behavior problem, he is inattentive and does not put forth the effort she feels he is capable of giving...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537581/the-effects-of-a-multispecies-probiotic-on-migraine-and-markers-of-intestinal-permeability-results-of-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
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N M de Roos, S van Hemert, J M P Rovers, M G Smits, B J M Witteman
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Migraine, associated with several gastrointestinal disorders, may result from increased intestinal permeability, allowing endotoxins to enter the bloodstream. We tested whether probiotics could reduce migraine through an effect on intestinal permeability and inflammation. SUBJECTS/METHODS: In total, 63 patients were randomly allocated to the probiotic (n=31) or the placebo group (n=32). Participants ingested a multispecies probiotic (5x10(9) colony-forming units) or placebo daily for 12 weeks...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537493/the-relationship-between-cerebral-vasoreactivity-and-post-concussive-symptom-severity
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Tamadher Albalawi, Jason W Hamner, Matthew Lapointe, William Meehan, Can Ozan Tan
While pathophysiology underlying post-concussion symptom burden is unknown, data suggest that cerebrovascular dysfunction may be among the culprits. We sought to determine whether the degree of impairment in the ability of cerebrovasculature to buffer against changes in arterial gases (vasoreactivity) is associated with concussion symptoms. In 15 participants (19±5 years, 1 week to 1 year post-injury) diagnosed with concussion, we assessed vasoreactivity from the slope of the linear relationship of beat-by-beat middle cerebral artery blood flow velocity (transcranial Doppler ultrasound) to end-tidal CO<sub>2</sub> during progressive increases in end-tidal CO<sub>2</sub> (air rebreathing)...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
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