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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644253/spectrum-of-autonomic-nervous-system-impairment-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome
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Brent P Goodman, Amy Crepeau, Priya S Dhawan, Julie A Khoury, Lucinda A Harris
OBJECTIVE: To describe the spectrum of autonomic dysfunction in a uniformly evaluated cohort of patients with Sjögren syndrome. METHODS: A series of 13 patients underwent a comprehensive evaluation for suspected autonomic impairment, including a neurological examination, autonomic testing, and laboratory studies. A diagnosis of Sjögren syndrome was established as the cause of autonomic dysfunction in all. Clinical features, findings on autonomic testing, and laboratory results are described...
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643170/predictors-and-incidence-of-orthostatic-headache-associated-with-lumbar-drain-placement-following-endoscopic-endonasal-skull-base-surgery
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Buqing Liang, Sathwik R Shetty, Sacit Bulent Omay, Joao Paulo Almeida, Shilei Ni, Yu-Ning Chen, Armando S Ruiz-Treviño, Vijay K Anand, Theodore H Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Orthostatic headache (OH) is a potential complication of lumbar drainage (LD) usage. The incidence and risk factors for OH with the use of lumbar drainage during endoscopic endonasal procedures have not been documented. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence of post-procedure OHs associated with placement of LD in patients undergoing endoscopic endonasal procedures. METHODS: We prospectively noted the placement of LDs in a consecutive series of endoscopic endonasal skull base surgeries...
June 22, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639079/autonomic-nervous-system-response-to-stressors-in-newly-diagnosed-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Miroslav Vlcek, Adela Penesova, Richard Imrich, Milada Meskova, Martina Mravcova, Lucia Grunnerova, Alexandra Garafova, Monika Sivakova, Peter Turcani, Branislav Kollar, Daniela Jezova
Autonomic dysfunction is commonly detected in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). However, data evaluating autonomic nervous system function in early MS are limited. Present study investigates response to two different stressors in newly diagnosed MS patients, looking for the signs of autonomic dysfunction at the beginning of the disease. We examined 19 MS patients and 19 age, sex, and body mass index matched healthy controls. MS patients were newly diagnosed, untreated, and with low expanded disability status scale (EDSS) values [median 1...
June 21, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638854/autoimmune-episodic-ataxia-in-patients-with-anti-caspr2-antibody-associated-encephalitis
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Bastien Joubert, Florent Gobert, Laure Thomas, Margaux Saint-Martin, Virginie Desestret, Philippe Convers, Véronique Rogemond, Géraldine Picard, François Ducray, Dimitri Psimaras, Jean-Christophe Antoine, Jean-Yves Delattre, Jérôme Honnorat
OBJECTIVE: To report paroxysmal episodes of cerebellar ataxia in a patient with anti-contactin-associated protein-like 2 (CASPR2) antibody-related autoimmune encephalitis and to search for similar paroxysmal ataxia in a cohort of patients with anti-CASPR2 antibody-associated autoimmune encephalitis. METHODS: We report a patient with paroxysmal episodes of cerebellar ataxia observed during autoimmune encephalitis with anti-CASPR2 antibodies. In addition, clinical analysis was performed in a retrospective cohort of 37 patients with anti-CASPR2 antibodies to search for transient episodes of ataxia...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631862/thalamic-deep-brain-stimulation-for-orthostatic-tremor-a-multicenter-international-registry
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Aristide Merola, Alfonso Fasano, Anhar Hassan, Jill L Ostrem, Maria Fiorella Contarino, Mark Lyons, Joachim K Krauss, Marc E Wolf, Bryan T Klassen, Anne-Fleur van Rootselaar, Ignacio Regidor, Andrew P Duker, William Ondo, Jorge Guridi, Jens Volkmann, Aparna Wagle Shukla, George T Mandybur, Michael S Okun, Karsten Witt, Philip A Starr, Günther Deuschl, Alberto J Espay
BACKGROUND: We report the accumulated experience with ventral intermediate nucleus deep brain stimulation for medically refractory orthostatic tremor. METHODS: Data from 17 patients were reviewed, comparing presurgical, short-term (0-48 months), and long-term (≥48 months) follow-up. The primary end point was the composite activities of daily living/instrumental activities of daily living score. Secondary end points included latency of symptoms on standing and treatment-related complications...
June 20, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626427/distinctive-steady-state-heart-rate-and-blood-pressure-responses-to-passive-robotic-leg-exercise-during-head-up-tilt-a-pilot-study-in-neurological-patients
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Amirehsan Sarabadani Tafreshi, Robert Riener, Verena Klamroth-Marganska
Introduction: Robot-assisted tilt table therapy was proposed for early rehabilitation and mobilization of patients after diseases such as stroke. A robot-assisted tilt table with integrated passive robotic leg exercise (PE) mechanism has the potential to prevent orthostatic hypotension usually provoked by verticalization. In a previous study with rather young healthy subjects [average age: 25.1 ± 2.6 years (standard deviation)], we found that PE effect on the cardiovascular system depends on the verticalization angle of the robot-assisted tilt table...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626082/significant-role-of-the-cardio-postural-interaction-in-blood-pressure-regulation-during-standing
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Da Xu, Ajay Verma, Amanmeet Garg, Michelle Bruner, Reza Fazel-Rezai, Andrew P Blaber, Kouhyar Tavakolian
Cardiovascular and postural control systems have been studied independently despite the increasing evidence showing the importance of cardio-postural interaction in blood pressure regulation. In this study, we aimed to assess the role of cardio-postural interaction in relation to cardiac baroreflex in blood pressure regulation under orthostatic stress before and after mild exercise. Physiological variables representing cardiovascular control (heart rate and systolic blood pressure), lower limb muscle activation (electromyography), and postural sway (center of pressure derived from force and moment data during sway) were measured from 17 healthy participants (25±2 years; 8 females) during a sit-to-stand test before and after sub-maximal exercise...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625940/prodromal-stage-of-disease-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-how-to-diagnose-in-practice
#8
Frédéric Blanc, Marc Verny
Disease with Lewy bodies or dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), particularly at the prodromal stage, is a complex disease to diagnose because of different clinical beginnings and variable paths in terms of clinical expression. Thus DLB can be entcountered in different input modes: mild cognitive impairment, depression, acute behavioral disorders, confusion and delirium, or sleep disorders. In the aim to better diagnose the disease, should be sought obviously to search for the key symptoms: fluctuations, hallucinations, extra-pyramidal syndrome, and REM sleep behavior disorder...
June 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625304/any-news-on-the-postdural-puncture-headache-front
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REVIEW
Feyce Peralta, Sarah Devroe
Unintentional dural puncture followed by postdural puncture headache is a well-known complication following neuraxial labor analgesia. Risk factors for the development of postdural puncture headache may be related to the patient's history and characteristics, the neuraxial technique, and obstetrical events. The diagnosis of postdural puncture headache is usually made depending on the clinical presentation (orthostatic headache after a neuraxial procedure). Occasionally, neuroimaging and neurological consultation are warranted...
March 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623419/droxidopa-for-symptomatic-neurogenic-orthostatic-hypotension-what-can-we-learn
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EDITORIAL
Horacio Kaufmann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 16, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623115/association-of-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-and-intracranial-hypotension-review-of-3-cases
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Leen Sinnaeve, Ludo Vanopdenbosch, Koen Paemeleire
Cerebral venous thrombosis is a rare complication of intracranial hypotension. We describe 3 cases in which this phenomenon occurred, as a result of a lumbar puncture or due to a spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak. We emphasize the importance of early detection of the intracranial hypotension syndrome, the most common clinical manifestation being orthostatic headache. It is not an innocent condition as it is associated with other potential complications such as subdural hygroma/hematoma, cranial nerve palsies, cerebellar tonsillar descent, and even brainstem manifestations...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620980/case-of-autoimmune-autonomic-ganglionopathy-manifesting-anhidrosis
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Asuka Yoshifuku, Koichi Yoneda, Yusuke Sakiyama, Osamu Higuchi, Shunya Nakane, Takuro Kanekura
Autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy (AAG), clinically characterized by gastrointestinal dysmotility, orthostatic hypotension and tonic pupils, is an idiopathic acquired disorder of the autonomic nervous system elicited by antibodies against ganglionic acetylcholine receptor (gAChR). We encountered a 60-year-old man who presented with severe anhidrosis, difficulty in thermoregulation, orthostatic hypotension, gastrointestinal dysmotility, tonic pupils and ptosis. Histologically, an anhidrotic skin sample was normal...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620715/neurogenic-orthostatic-hypotension-the-very-basics
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EDITORIAL
Horacio Kaufmann, Jose-Alberto Palma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 15, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617840/a-new-test-for-diagnosing-vasovagal-syncope-standing-after-treadmill-test-with-sublingual-nitrate-administration
#14
Tae-Hoon Kim, Ho-Jun Jang, Sihun Kim, Sung Yun Cho, Kyung Sun Song, Christopher Pickett, Heiko J Schmitt, Juyong Lee
INTRODUCTION: Increased adrenergic tone might be an additional trigger of orthostatic stress of vasovagal syncope (VVS). Exercise before standing might provide increased sensitivity compared to standing using a sublingual nitroglycerines protocol during tilt table testing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of treadmill testing before standing with nitroglycerin administration. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 36 patients with syncope or presyncope were enrolled for the test...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614420/the-degree-of-cardiac-baroreflex-involvement-during-active-standing-is-associated-with-the-quality-of-life-in-fibromyalgia-patients
#15
Antonio Roberto Zamunér, Alberto Porta, Carolina Pieroni Andrade, Meire Forti, Andrea Marchi, Raffaello Furlan, Franca Barbic, Aparecida Maria Catai, Ester Silva
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a rheumatologic disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain, fatigue and other symptoms. Baroreflex dysfunction has been observed in women with FMS. However, it is unknown whether the limited involvement of the baroreflex control during an orthostatic stimulus has some impact on the quality of life of the FMS patient. Therefore, the aim of the study is evaluate the relationship between the quality of life of the FMS patient and indexes of the cardiovascular autonomic control as estimated from spontaneous fluctuations of heart period (HP) and systolic arterial pressure (SAP)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614161/multiple-cerebral-infarcts-in-a-young-patient-associated-with-marijuana-use
#16
Leila Costa Volpon, Camila Lacerda Muniz de Melo Sousa, Silvia Keiko Kavaguti Moreira, Sara Reis Teixeira, Ana Paula de Carvalho Panzeri Carlotti
: Cerebrovascular events associated with marijuana use have been reported previously. This association is plausible, but not well-established yet. A 14-year-old girl, long-term heavy cannabis user, presented with generalized tonic-clonic seizures and decreased level of consciousness a few hours after smoking cannabis. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed multiple areas of acute, subacute and chronic ischemic lesions in the left frontal lobe, basal ganglia, and corpus callosum. History of other illicit drug use and other known causes of stroke were ruled out...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613369/-hypertension-en-orthostatic-hypotension-during-use-of-monoamine-oxidase-mao-inhibitors
#17
W T Zandee, J Alsma, T K Birkenhäger, A H VAN den Meiracker, M van Hoek, J Versmissen
Monoamine oxidase (mao) inhibitors are antidepressants with potentially severe side-effects. For this reason, the registration of this drug was suspended for some time when safer alternatives became available. However, mao inhibitors can be very effective in cases where depression has proved to be treatment resistant. Consequently, last year tranylcypromine was re-registered for use in the Netherlands. Since mao inhibitors have been used only sporadically in the Netherlands over the last few years, health professionals have only limited knowledge about the side-effects...
2017: Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610824/safety-and-perception-what-are-the-greatest-enemies-of-hpv-vaccination-programmes
#18
Paolo Bonanni, Beatrice Zanella, Francesca Santomauro, Chiara Lorini, Angela Bechini, Sara Boccalini
Vaccines stimulate a person's immune system to produce an adequate reaction against a specific infectious agent; i.e. the person is protected from that disease without having to get it first. As vaccines are administrated to healthy subjects, they are held to the highest standards of safety. Regarding human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, at present three prophylactic vaccines are licensed (bivalent HPV 16/18, quadrivalent HPV 6/11/16/18 and the nonovalent HPV 6/11/16/18/31/33/45/52/58 vaccine). Pre- and post-licensure studies (i...
June 10, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608926/the-pharmacodynamic-effects-of-combined-administration-of-flibanserin-and-alcohol
#19
D M Stevens, J M Weems, L Brown, K A Barbour, S M Stahl
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Flibanserin is a serotonin 5-HT1A agonist and 5-HT2A antagonist approved for the treatment of acquired, generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women. Because of the increased risk of hypotension- and syncope-related adverse events (AEs) observed with coadministration of flibanserin and alcohol, alcohol use is contraindicated. To provide a more comprehensive understanding of the interaction between flibanserin and alcohol, the results of a dedicated phase 1 alcohol-interaction study and a pooled analysis of phase 3 studies of premenopausal women with HSDD are presented...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607335/the-surgical-stress-response-and-the-potential-role-of-preoperative-glucocorticoids-on-post-anesthesia-care-unit-recovery
#20
Kristin J Steinthorsdottir, Henrik Kehlet, Eske K Aasvang
The immediate postoperative course in the post-anaesthesia care unit (PACU) remains a challenge across surgical procedures. Postoperative pain, sedation/cognitive dysfunction, nausea and vomiting (PONV), circulatory and respiratory problems and orthostatic intolerance constitute the bulk of the difficulties that may delay the postoperative recovery. A common feature in the observed organ dysfunctions is the inflammatory response to surgery during the acute postoperative recovery phase, suggesting that control of inflammation may improve outcomes and reduce complications...
June 12, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
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