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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728201/-fever-and-headache-after-a-vacation-in-thailand
#1
Benedikt Schwermer, Daniel Eschle, Constantine Bloch-Infanger
History 50 year-old man with fever and headache starting one week after returning from his vacation in Thailand. His general practitioner prescribed amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, without further analyses to pinpoint the infection. Examinations The examination of cerebro-spinal fluid was crucial for the final diagnosis. Lumbar puncture demonstrated a predominantly mononuclear pleocytosis of 80 cells/µl (< 5) with an elevated protein of 782 mg/l (< 450); glucose and lactate were within normal limits...
July 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724598/cystometrography-of-meningitis-retention-syndrome
#2
Yuji Tanaka, Kazuo Satomi
Although the combination of acute urinary retention and aseptic meningitis has not been well recognised, this combination can be referred to as meningitis-retention syndrome (MRS). We report a case of MRS with urodynamic follow-up. A 29-year-old man developed fever and headache, and after 7 days, he developed sudden urinary retention. Neurological examination indicated stiff neck, hyper-reflexes of the lower extremities. Cerebrospinal fluid examination showed mononuclear leucocytosis, increased protein level...
July 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723776/a-case-of-idiopathic-hypertrophic-pachymeningitis-presenting-with-chronic-headache-and-multiple-cranial-nerve-palsies-a-case-report
#3
Yuanyuan Huang, Jun Chen, Li Gui
RATIONALE: Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis (IHP) is a rare condition, characterized by a chronic fibrosing inflammatory process usually involving either the intracranial or spinal dura mater, but rarely both. Here, we report a rare case of IHP affecting both the intracranial and spinal dura mater. We also discussed the diagnosis, management, and outcome of IHP. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reviewed the case of a 60-year-old woman presenting with chronic headache, multiple cranial nerve palsies and gait disturbance...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721826/clinical-uses-of-melatonin-in-neurological-diseases-and-mental-and-behavioural-disorders
#4
Emilio J Sánchez-Barceló, Noemi R Revilla, María D Mediavilla, Carmen Martínez-Cué, Russel J Reiter
Melatonin is a molecule with numerous properties applicable to the treatment of neurological diseases. Among these properties are the following: potent scavenger of oxygen and nitrogen reactive species, anti-inflammatory features, immuno-enhancing nature, and modulation of circadian rhythmicity. Furthermore, low concentrations of melatonin are usually found in patients with neurological diseases and mental disorders. The positive results obtained in experimental models of diverse pathologies, including diseases of the nervous system (e...
July 18, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721597/neuroendoscopic-management-of-posterior-third-ventricle-ependymoma-with-intraaqueductal-and-fourth-ventricle-extension-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
Ricardo Prat-Acín, Rocío Evangelista, Rebeca Conde, Angel Ayuso-Sacido, Inma Galeano
INTRODUCTION: Posterior third ventricle ependymomas with intraaqueductal extension are relatively infrequent lesions. Its surgical management represents a formidable technical challenge and includes a wide variety of approaches. Minimally invasive surgery including the endoscopic management can play a crucial role to obtain an optimal clinical outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report the clinical outcome of an 11-year-old female patient with a 6-year history of recurrent episodes of headache and vomiting...
July 18, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721092/hemicrania-continua-clinical-review-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Sanjay Prakash, Payal Patel
Hemicrania continua (HC) is an indomethacin-responsive primary headache disorder which is currently classified under the heading of trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias (TACs). It is a highly misdiagnosed and underreported primary headache. The pooled mean delay of diagnosis of HC is 8.0 ± 7.2 years. It is not rare. We noted more than 1000 cases in the literature. It represents 1.7% of total headache patients attending headache or neurology clinic. Just like other TACs, it is characterized by strictly unilateral pain in the trigeminal distribution, cranial autonomic features in the same area and agitation during exacerbations/attacks...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720552/autoimmune-limbic-encephalitis-associated-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#7
Onur Akın, Aylin Kılınç Uğurlu, Emine Demet Akbaş, Esra Döğer, Yılmaz Akbaş, Aysun Bideci, Özge Yüce, Kıvılcım Gücüyener, Orhun Çamurdan, Neşe Karabacak, Peyami Cinaz
Glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) antibodies can participate in the pathogenesis of both type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and limbic encephalitis (LE). However, an association between T1DM and LE is very rare. We report a patient who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus six months after encountering limbic encephalitis. A 16-year-old boy was admitted with behavioral changes, confusion, and headache. He was diagnosed with LE. Anti-GAD levels were high. He was treated with pulse methylprednisolone. During the steroid treatment, neurological symptoms improved but hyperglycemia occurred...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720215/autoimmune-meningitis-and-encephalitis-in-adult-onset-still-disease-case-report
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Bożek Milena, Konopko Magdalena, Wierzba-Bobrowicz Teresa, Witkowski Grzegorz, Makowicz Grzegorz, Sienkiewicz-Jarosz Halina
INTRODUCTION: Adult-onset Still disease (AOSD) is a rare systemic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. Its symptoms usually include persistent fever, fugitive salmon-colored rash, arthritis, sore throat (not specific), but it may also lead to internal organs' involvement, which presents with enlargement of the liver and spleen, swollen lymph nodes, carditis or pleuritis - potentially life-threatening complications. In rare cases, AOSD can cause aseptic meningitis or/and encephalitis...
July 8, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719089/development-and-implementation-of-an-emergency-department-telephone-follow-up-system
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O John Ma, Mary Tanski, Beech Burns, Elizabeth F Spizman, James A Heilman
Implementing a telephone follow-up system after a patient's emergency department (ED) visit is challenging, but it may improve patient safety and care. This study's objective was to describe the development and implementation of a comprehensive ED telephone follow-up system over a 9-year period. Discharged patients who received a follow-up telephone call within 48 hours of their ED visit included all pediatric patients, those who left without being seen by a provider, and any adult patient with a "high-risk chief complaint," which was defined as a headache, visual problem, chest pain, dyspnea, abdominal pain, syncope, trauma, and neurological-related problems...
July 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718506/felbamate-as-an-add-on-therapy-for-refractory-partial-epilepsy
#10
REVIEW
Li Li Shi, JianCheng Dong, HengJian Ni, JinSong Geng, Taixiang Wu
BACKGROUND: This review is an update of a previously published review in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Issue 7, 2014) on 'Felbamate as an add-on therapy for refractory epilepsy'. Epilepsy is a chronic and disabling neurologic disorder, affecting approximately 1% of the population. Up to 30% of people with epilepsy have seizures that are resistant to currently available drugs. Felbamate is one of the second-generation antiepileptic drugs and we have assessed its effects as an add-on therapy to standard drugs in this review...
July 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717094/limbic-encephalitis-associated-with-human-herpesvirus-7-hhv-7-in-an-immunocompetent-adult-the-first-reported-case-in-japan
#11
Yoko Aburakawa, Takayuki Katayama, Tsukasa Saito, Jun Sawada, Tatsuo Suzutani, Hitoshi Aizawa, Naoyuki Hasebe
A 35-year-old male who had not previously suffered any major illnesses was admitted to our hospital because of general fatigue, fever, headache, vomiting, consciousness disturbance, and seizures. A neurological examination showed that he was in a semi-comatose state and exhibited neck stiffness. Brain magnetic resonance imaging detected high-intensity areas in the bilateral hippocampi and periventricular white matter. A cerebrospinal fluid examination revealed mononuclear pleocytosis, an elevated protein level, and positivity for human herpesvirus-7 (HHV-7) DNA...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716279/the-initial-time-course-of-headache-in-patients-with-spontaneous-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Hata Čomić, Gabriel J E Rinkel, Mervyn D I Vergouwen
BACKGROUND: If acute severe headache disappears early after its onset, the question arises whether subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) should still be ruled out. We studied the initial time-course and minimal duration of headache in a consecutive series of neurologically intact patients with spontaneous SAH. METHODS: We included patients admitted between 2012 and 2015 within 48h after spontaneous SAH with a normal level of consciousness and no focal deficits. We retrieved data on headache severity, measured with a Numeric Rating Scale (NRS), <48h after ictus...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716274/head-ct-findings-at-a-public-hospital-in-rural-haiti
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Yannis K Valtis, Maggie F Cochran, Louine Martineau, Bregenet Lamour, Jeffrey B Mendel, Aaron L Berkowitz
BACKGROUND: Neuroimaging is often unavailable in low-income countries, creating challenges for precise diagnosis of neurologic disease in individual patients, and impeding acquisition of precise neuroepidemiologic data for program and policy development. METHODS: We analyzed reports from 3614 head CTs performed between July 2013 and January 2016 at Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais, a public academic hospital in rural Haiti, extracting patients' age, study indication, and radiologic findings...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711570/anesthetic-management-of-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-a-case-report
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Hiroshi Hoshijima, Naoki Itoh, Yoshinori Iwase, Hiroshi Nagasaka
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is a group of disorders characterized by prolonged reversible cerebral vasoconstriction, associated with acute-onset, severe, episodic "thunderclap" headaches with or without other neurologic clinical features. We describe the first reported case, to our knowledge, of a patient with RCVS who was managed under general anesthesia in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. A 67-year-old woman with a diagnosis of RCVS made 2 months earlier was scheduled to undergo surgical extraction of the mandibular right third molar...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711538/cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-secondary-to-idiopathic-hypertrophic-cranial-pachymeningitis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Kaiyuan Huang, Qingsheng Xu, Yuankun Ma, Renya Zhan, Jian Shen, Jianwei Pan
BACKGOUND AND IMPORTANCE: Idiopathic hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis (IHCP) is a rare fibrosing inflammatory process involving the dura mater. Currently, there is no consensus on the treatments for IHCP, and the usefulness of immunosuppressive agents as a first-line option remains controversial. Cerebral venous sinus occlusion (CVSO) and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) secondary to IHCP, which may cause progressive intracranial hypertension and venous obstructive parenchymal lesions, make the diagnosis and treatment of IHCP more complicated...
July 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711127/care-of-neurologic-conditions-in-an-observation-unit
#16
REVIEW
Matthew A Wheatley, Michael A Ross
As a group, neurologic conditions represent a substantial portion of emergency department (ED) visits. Cerebrovascular disease, headache, vertigo and seizures are all common reasons for patients to seek care in the ED. Patients being treated for each of these conditions are amenable to care in an ED observation unit (EDOU) if they require further diagnostic or therapeutic interventions beyond their ED stay. EDOUs are the ideal setting for patients who require advanced imaging such as MRIs, frequent neuro checks or specialist consultation in order to determine if they require admission or can be discharged home...
August 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710044/treatment-strategies-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-from-bilateral-vertebral-artery-dissection-a-case-report-and-literature-review-focusing-on-availability-of-stent-placement
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Yasuo Murai, Fumihiro Matano, Shoji Yokobori, Hidetaka Onda, Hiroyuki Yokota, Akio Morita
BACKGROUND: Bilateral vertebral artery dissection (VAD) may result in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). However, a variety of factors contribute to the difficulties with treating SAH. We report a case of bilateral VAD with SAH, as well as a literature review. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 32-year-old woman developed headache. Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated diffuse SAH, and 3-dimensional CT indicated bilateral VAD. Her left vertebral artery was severely stenosed and the basilar artery was retrogradely flowed via the posterior communicating artery...
July 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709880/low-intensity-transcranial-electric-stimulation-safety-ethical-legal-regulatory-and-application-guidelines
#18
REVIEW
A Antal, I Alekseichuk, M Bikson, J Brockmöller, A R Brunoni, R Chen, L G Cohen, G Dowthwaite, J Ellrich, A Flöel, F Fregni, M S George, R Hamilton, J Haueisen, C S Herrmann, F C Hummel, J P Lefaucheur, D Liebetanz, C K Loo, C D McCaig, C Miniussi, P C Miranda, V Moliadze, M A Nitsche, R Nowak, F Padberg, A Pascual-Leone, W Poppendieck, A Priori, S Rossi, P M Rossini, J Rothwell, M A Rueger, G Ruffini, K Schellhorn, H R Siebner, Y Ugawa, A Wexler, U Ziemann, M Hallett, W Paulus
Low intensity transcranial electrical stimulation (TES) in humans, encompassing transcranial direct current (tDCS), transcutaneous spinal Direct Current Stimulation (tsDCS), transcranial alternating current (tACS), and transcranial random noise (tRNS) stimulation or their combinations, appears to be safe. No serious adverse events (SAEs) have been reported so far in over 18,000 sessions administered to healthy subjects, neurological and psychiatric patients, as summarized here. Moderate adverse events (AEs), as defined by the necessity to intervene, are rare, and include skin burns with tDCS due to suboptimal electrode-skin contact...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709170/-leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-as-a-rare-metastatic-spreading-of-braf-mutated-microsatellite-stable-colon%C3%A2-cancer
#19
Aksana Höblinger, Stephanie Weber, Florian Tschirner, Stefan Kröber, Konrad Streetz
Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis is a rare but serious complication of solid tumors such as melanoma, breast and lung cancer, as well as gastrointestinal carcinomas. Its clinical manifestation is highly variable, presenting as radicular pain with or without neurological deficits, as well as with headaches and hallucinatory irritation symptoms. Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis is often misdiagnosed, which delays treatment. Here we report a rare case of a patient with BRAF-mutated microsatellite stable colon carcinoma with lymphatic and skeletal metastases, who developed neurological symptoms one month after the initial diagnosis of malignancy...
July 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707035/cerebellar-ataxia-and-obstructive-hydrocephalus-rare-neurologic-presentations-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#20
REVIEW
Hamdy Mohamed Abdelaziz Ahmed, Rasmia El-Gohary, Fatema Fayed, Hala El-Gendy
The first cases of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with effects on the nervous system were reported more than 100 years ago. Cerebellar involvement and obstructive hydrocephalus are rarely encountered in patients with SLE. We report two patients with SLE who developed cerebellar ataxia. The first patient presented with significant headache at time of SLE diagnosis and negative brain imaging studies on initial evaluation. The headache recurred with findings of cerebellar ataxia and obstructive hydrocephalus...
July 13, 2017: Rheumatology International
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