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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904816/an-unusual-presentation-of-nocardiosis-in-an-allogeneic-transplant-recipient
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Uroosa Ibrahim, Amina Saqib, Farhan Mohammad, Terenig Terjanian
Nocardiosis is a rare cause of opportunistic infection post hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) occurring in about 0.3% of patients. The risk factors include delayed immune reconstitution, prolonged neutropenia, and graft-versus-host disease. The most common site of infection is the lung, followed by the brain and the skin. Concomitant pulmonary and central nervous system (CNS) nocardiosis is an extremely rare entity as presented in our case. We present the case of a 72-year-old male at 137 days post transplant presenting with complaints of headache and slurred speech...
October 17, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904759/a-review-of-sub-acute-subdural-hematoma-sasdh-with-our-institutional-experience-and-its-management-by-double-barrel-technique-dbt-a-novel-technique
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Soubhagya R Tripathy, Pankaj K Swarnakar, Sanjib Mishra, Sudhanshu S Mishra, Manmath K Dhir, Sanjay K Behera, Pratap C Nath, Somnath P Jena, Itibrata Mohanta, Deepak Das, Mani C Satapathy, Sitansu K Rout, Bikash R Behera, Deepak K Parida, Tanushree S Rath
BACKGROUND: Subacute subdural hematoma (SASDH) is an entity which is yet to capture the popular imagination among the neurosurgeons. Its management is often equated clinically to that of the chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH). However, their neurological deterioration is usually rapid, which seems to align them with acute subdural hematoma (ASDH). We proceed for their epidemiological evaluation. The advantages of a novel "double barrel technique (DbT)" over the conventional burrhole drainage are also presented...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904583/the-role-of-intravenous-immunoglobulin-in-treatment-of-mucous-membrane-pemphigoid-a-review-of-literature
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Soheil Tavakolpour
BACKGROUND: Mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) is considered an autoimmune blistering disease that predominantly affects mucous membranes. Various treatments are available for controlling the diseases, but not all of them may respond. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PubMed and Google Scholar were searched for all the associated studies until 2015, using the keywords such as "cicatricial pemphigoid" or "ocular pemphigoid" or "mucous membrane pemphigoid" or "MMP" and "intravenous immunoglobulin" or "IVIg" to find all the relevant studies...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903844/therapeutic-approaches-to-pediatric-pseudotumor-cerebri-new-insights-from-literature-data
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Giovanna Vitaliti, Piero Pavone, Nassim Matin, Omidreza Tabatabaie, Salvatore Cocuzza, Michele Vecchio, Luigi Maiolino, Paola Di Mauro, Angelo Conti, Riccardo Lubrano, Agostino Serra, Raffaele Falsaperla
The pseudotumor cerebri syndrome (PTCS), also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), is characterized by signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure such as headache and cranial nerve palsies, in the absence of any space-occupying mass. This condition commonly affects overweight women of childbearing age, even if it is also frequent in men and children. Children with PTCS may present with atypical signs and symptoms, with a different prognosis compared to adults. However, the treatment is the same for both children and adults, even if there are no strict treatment guidelines in regards...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903304/association-between-taenia-solium-infection-and-hiv-aids-in-northern-tanzania-a-matched-cross-sectional-study
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Veronika Schmidt, Christian Kositz, Karl-Heinz Herbinger, Hélène Carabin, Bernard Ngowi, Ezra Naman, Patricia P Wilkins, John Noh, William Matuja, Andrea Sylvia Winkler
BACKGROUND: The frequency of Taenia solium, a zoonotic helminth, is increasing in many countries of sub-Saharan Africa, where the prevalence of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is also high. However, little is known about how these two infections interact. The aim of this study was to compare the proportion of HIV positive (+) and negative (-) individuals who are infected with Taenia solium (TSOL) and who present with clinical and neurological manifestations of cysticercosis (CC)...
December 1, 2016: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902956/usefulness-of-cervical-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-rapid-diagnosis-of-crowned-dens-syndrome-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Akihiro Inoue, Kanehisa Kohno, Satoko Ninomiya, Hitomi Tomita, Shinji Iwata, Shiro Ohue, Kenji Kamogawa, Kensho Okamoto, Shinya Fukumoto, Haruhisa Ichikawa, Shinji Onoue, Saya Ozaki, Bungo Okuda
INTRODUCTION: Crowned dens syndrome is a rare disease entity which radiologically shows calcification of the cruciform ligament around the odontoid process. We report a patient with crowned dens syndrome who improved dramatically in 5days following treatment with oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 61-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a severe occipital headache and sudden onset of neck stiffness. Neurological examination on admission revealed a high fever and cervical rigidity...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902848/topiramate-in-migraine-prevention-a-2016-perspective
#7
Stephen D Silberstein
BACKGROUND: In evidence-based guidelines published in 2000, topiramate was a third-tier migraine preventive with no scientific evidence of efficacy; recommendation for its use reflected consensus opinion and clinical experience. Its neurostabilizing activity, coupled with its favorable weight profile, made topiramate an attractive alternative to other migraine preventives that caused weight gain. When guidelines for migraine prevention in episodic migraine were published in 2012, topiramate was included as a first-line option based on double-blind, randomized controlled trials involving nearly 3000 patients...
November 30, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901275/peripheral-nerve-blocks-for-the-treatment-of-headache-in-older-adults-a-retrospective-study
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Jacob R Hascalovici, Matthew S Robbins
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to provide demographical and clinical descriptions of patients age 65 years old and older who were treated with peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) at our institution and evaluate the safety and efficacy of this treatment. BACKGROUND: Headache disorders are common, disabling chronic neurological diseases that often persist with advancing age. Geriatric headache management poses unique therapeutic challenges because of considerations of comorbidity, drug interactions, and adverse effects...
November 30, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901259/neurological-manifestations-of-chikungunya-and-zika-infections
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Talys J Pinheiro, Luis F Guimarães, Marcus Tulius T Silva, Cristiane N Soares
The epidemics of Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) and Zika virus (ZIKV) infections have been considered the most important epidemiological occurrences in the Americas. The clinical picture of CHIKV infection is characterized by high fever, exanthema, myalgia, headaches, and arthralgia. Besides the typical clinical picture of CHIKV, atypical manifestations of neurological complications have been reported: meningo-encephalitis, meningoencephalo-myeloradiculitis, myeloradiculitis, myelitis, myeloneuropathy, Guillain-Barré syndrome and others...
November 2016: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900768/is-nonabsorbable-nasal-packing-after-septoplasty-essential-a-meta-analysis
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Jong Seung Kim, Sam Hyun Kwon
OBJECTIVES: Septoplasty is one of the most frequently performed rhinologic surgeries. Complications include nasal bleeding, pain, headache, septal hematoma, synechia, infection, residual septal deviation, and septal perforation. In this study, we aimed to compare complication rates among patients according to packing method. METHODS: We performed a literature search using PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library through August 2016. Our systematic review followed Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses guidelines...
November 30, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899434/development-of-cgrp-dependent-pain-and-headache-related-behaviours-in-a-rat-model-of-concussion-implications-for-mechanisms-of-post-traumatic-headache
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Dara Bree, Dan Levy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Posttraumatic headache (PTH) is one of the most common, debilitating and difficult symptoms to manage after a mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion. However, the mechanisms underlying PTH remain elusive, in part due to the lack of a clinically relevant animal model. Here, we characterized for the first time, headache and pain-related behaviours in a rat model of concussion evoked by a mild closed head injury (mCHI) - the major type of military and civilian related trauma associated with PTH - and tested responses to current and novel headache therapies...
November 29, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895770/classical-intracranial-chondrosarcoma-a-case-report
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Jingyang Chi, Mingchao Zhang, Jianmin Kang
Intracranial chondrosarcoma is a rare malignant cartilage-forming tumor, with only a small number of cases in the posterior cranial fossa reported previously. The present study reports the case of a 40-year-old male patient who was admitted to Tianjin Huanhu Hospital with a progressive headache and dizziness that had lasted for 2 years. Physical and neurological examinations were normal. Radiography of the skull identified an opaque lesion in the left frontal region of the brain. Cranial computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a lesion with calcification and homogenous contrast enhancement in the left frontal region...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891430/study-of-barrier-to-help-seeking-and-its-relationships-with-disability-in-patients-with-headache
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Deepa John, Dushad Ram, Harsha Sundarmurthy, Harshal Rathod, Snehal Rathod
INTRODUCTION: Headache is among the first three most prevalent disorders with a wide treatment gap due to barriers in help seeking. Headache has been associated with disability. However, the relationship of barriers to help-seeking and disability are unexplored. AIM: To find out the barriers to help seeking and its relationship with headache related disability in patients with headache. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this hospital based cross-sectional study, 200 consecutive subjects with headache attending a tertiary care centre were recruited as per selection criteria and assessed with Sociodemographic & Clinical Proforma, Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI), Barriers to Help Seeking Scale (BHSS), The Henry Ford Hospital Headache Disability Inventory (HDI)...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890073/switching-to-nilotinib-versus-imatinib-dose-escalation-in-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukaemia-in-chronic-phase-with-suboptimal-response-to-imatinib-lasor-a-randomised-open-label-trial
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Jorge E Cortes, Carmino Antonio De Souza, Manuel Ayala, Jose Luis Lopez, Eduardo Bullorsky, Sandip Shah, Xiaojun Huang, K Govind Babu, Kudrat Abdulkadyrov, José Salvador Rodrigues de Oliveira, Zhi-Xiang Shen, Tomasz Sacha, Israel Bendit, Zhizhou Liang, Tina Owugah, Tomasz Szczudlo, Sadhvi Khanna, Rafik Fellague-Chebra, Philipp D le Coutre
BACKGROUND: Optimal management of patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia in chronic phase with suboptimal cytogenetic response remains undetermined. This study aimed to investigate the safety and efficacy of switching to nilotinib vs imatinib dose escalation for patients with suboptimal cytogenetic response on imatinib. METHODS: We did a phase 3, open-label, randomised trial in patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia in chronic phase with suboptimal cytogenetic response to imatinib according to the 2009 European LeukemiaNet criteria, in Latin America, Europe, and Asia (59 hospitals and care centres in 12 countries)...
December 2016: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889591/adverse-events-and-treatment-discontinuations-of-antimuscarinics-for-the-treatment-of-overactive-bladder-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Scott Martin Vouri, Clark D Kebodeaux, Paul M Stranges, Besu F Teshome
INTRODUCTION: Antimuscarinics should be used with caution in older adults with overactive bladder (OAB) due to anticholinergic adverse events (AEs). Systematic reviews and meta-analyses (SRMAs) have analyzed safety-related outcomes but have not specified risk in the elderly, the population at highest risk for AEs. The aim of this review is to explore and evaluate AEs and treatment discontinuations in adults 65 or older taking antimuscarinics for OAB. METHODS: Keywords were searched in MEDLINE, EMBASE, SCOPUS, and Cochrane Central Register for Controlled Trials...
November 14, 2016: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889366/intranasal-lidocaine-in-acute-treatment-of-migraine-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nazire Avcu, Nurettin Özgür Doğan, Murat Pekdemir, Elif Yaka, Serkan Yılmaz, Cansu Alyeşil, Latif Erdem Akalın
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intranasal lidocaine administration for migraine treatment. METHODS: This single-center, double-blind, randomized, controlled trial was conducted in a tertiary care emergency department. Included patients met the migraine criteria of the International Headache Society. Patients were randomized to intranasal lidocaine or saline solution; all participants received 10 mg of intravenous metoclopramide...
November 23, 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888528/hormone-related-migraine-headaches-and-mood-disorders-treatment-with-estrogen-stabilization
#17
Julia K Warnock, Lawrence J Cohen, Harvey Blumenthal, Jordan E Hammond
Since estrogens and the trigeminal system are inherently linked, prescribers who are treating a woman with a hormonally-related mood disorder and migraine headachesshould consider hormonal options to optimize the patient's treatment. This paper will discuss the interrelationships of estrogen, serotonin, and the trigeminal system as they relate to menstrual migraine occurrence and hormone-related mood symptoms. In addition, clinical examples are provided to facilitate the prescribers treating women during reproductive transitions in which declining estrogens are related to their suffering...
November 26, 2016: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888488/phaeochromocytoma-and-paraganglioma
#18
P T Kavinga Gunawardane, Ashley Grossman
Phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas are relatively uncommon tumours which may be manifest in many ways, specifically as sustained or paroxysmal hypertension, episodes of palpitations, sweating, headache and anxiety, or increasingly as an incidental finding. Recent studies have shown that an increasing number are due to germline mutations. This review concentrates on the diagnosis, biochemistry and treatment of these fascinating tumours.
November 26, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888088/endoscopic-endonasal-management-of-rare-sellar-lesions-clinical-and-surgical-experience-on-78-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Teresa Somma, Domenico Solari, Andre Beer-Furlan, Lelio Guida, Bradley Otto, Daniel Prevedello, Luigi Maria Cavallo, Ricardo Carrau, Paolo Cappabianca
OBJECTIVE: In the present study we aim to provide further definition of a group of rare sellar pathologies treated by the endoscopic endonasal approach. MATHERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of data obtained from a series of 1729 patients who underwent endoscopic endonasal surgery at two academic institutions (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy - between January 1997 and December 2013, and The Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University - between July 2010 and September 2015)...
November 22, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886414/chronic-ghrelin-treatment-reduced-photophobia-and-anxiety-like-behaviors-in-ntg-induced-migraine-role-of-pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-polypeptide
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Fereshteh Farajdokht, Shirin Babri, Pouran Karimi, Mohammad Reza Alipour, Ramin Bughchechi, Gisou Mohaddes
Chronic migraine is a debilitating disorder that has a significant impact on patients and society. Nearly all migraineurs frequently reported light sensitivity during a headache attack. Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) plays an important role in the activation of trigeminal system and migraine pain. To identify the effect of chronic ghrelin treatment on endogenous PACAP and associated symptoms of migraine, an experimental chronic migraine model was induced by intermittent intraperitoneal (i...
November 25, 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
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