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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/28712884/the-supraorbital-region-revisited-an-anatomic-exploration-of-the-neuro-vascular-bundle-with-regard-to-frontal-migraine-headache
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Valeria Berchtold, Hannes Stofferin, Bernhard Moriggl, Erich Brenner, Reinhard Pauzenberger, Marko Konschake
BACKGROUND: Recent findings on the pathogenesis of frontal migraine headache support, besides a central vasogenic cause, an alternative peripheral mechanism involving compressed craniofacial nerves. This is further supported by the efficiency of botulinum toxin injections as a new treatment option in frontal migraine headache patients. METHODS: The supraorbital regions of 22 alcohol-glycerine-embalmed facial halves of both sexes were dissected. Both the supratrochlear and supraorbital nerves (STN and SON, respectively) were identified, and their relationship with the corrugator supercilii muscle (CSM) was investigated by dissection and ultrasound...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705843/headache-tia-and-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-dissecting-an-unusual-cause-for-stroke-like-symptoms
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Elliot T Dawson, Desmond A Brown, Alejandro A Rabinstein
We present a case of supraclinoid internal carotid artery dissection. Eleven months prior, the patient developed isolated periorbital pain and was diagnosed with giant-cell arteritis with iritis. The patient experienced recurrent spells concerning for transient ischaemic attacks and was transferred to our institution for endovascular intervention after head CT revealed an embolic infarct with a 'dense middle cerebral artery sign.' Digital subtraction angiography was negative for occlusion, instead demonstrating luminal stenosis and poststenotic dilatation...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705754/progression-of-lyme-disease-to-bell-s-palsy-despite-treatment-with-doxycycline
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Luis A Marcos, Zengmin Yan
A 54 year-old healthy woman presented to the emergency department with a right sided facial paralysis. About 3 weeks ago, she woke up and noticed an attached engorged tick in her right lower extremity. A week later, she noticed a mild to moderate right jaw pain which progressed to a severe right facial pain so she visited her doctor. On physical, II to XII cranial nerve examination was unremarkable. Doppler ultrasound did not show any vascular abnormalities in temporal artery. Her inflammatory markers were within normal limits (C-reactive protein:0...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697838/-hypertension-and-intermittent-convulsions-for-one-month-in-a-school-age-child
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Mao-Qiang Tian, Shu-Yi Liu, Juan Li, Xiao-Mei Shu
Childhood polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a rare systemic vasculitis and the delayed diagnosis and treatment will cause high incidence of sequelae and high mortality. This article reports a girl with childhood PAN due to posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES). The girl aged ten years was admitted to the hospital due to hypertension and convulsions for one month. She had complaints of headache, vomiting, and blurred vision before convulsions. At six months before admission, a mass was observed in the neck...
July 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695542/wide-field-fluorescein-and-indocyanine-green-angiography-findings-in-the-eyes-with-vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease
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Ryo Kurobe, Yoshio Hirano, Naomi Niwa, Kazuhiko Sugitani, Tsutomu Yasukawa, Munenori Yoshida, Yuichiro Ogura
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to report wide-field angiography findings before and after steroid therapy in a case with bilateral Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease. RESULTS: A 44-year-old woman presented with bilateral blurred vision and metamorphopsia accompanied by symptoms of headache and tinnitus. The baseline best-corrected visual acuity was 20/20 in both eyes. Ophthalmic examination revealed a shallow anterior chamber and panuveitis accompanied by multiple serous retinal detachments in both eyes and ciliochoroidal detachments in the left eye...
December 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690531/stem-cells-in-the-treatment-of-refractory-chronic-migraines
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Alexander Mauskop, Kenneth O Rothaus
BACKGROUND: Autologous adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction (SVF), which is rich in mesenchymal stromal cells, has been reported to be effective for the treatment of trigeminal neuropathic pain and chronic migraine and tension-type headaches. It is possible that stem cell activity targets neurogenic inflammation, which is a well-documented aspect of migraine pathogenesis. METHODS: Adult patients with severe migraine-related disability as measured by the Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) score who failed botulinum toxin injections and at least 3 prophylactic drugs were included in this study...
May 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688801/new-onset-hemodialysis-related-headache-presenting-as-migraine-aura
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Domenico Chirchiglia, Michele Andreucci, Attilio Della Torre, Serena Marianna Lavano, Pasquale Chirchiglia, Angelo Lavano
Hemodialysis headache (HDH) is an infrequent new-onset symptom, occurring mainly in old uremic patients. Type of pain is nonspecific, occurs during hemodialysis treatment, assuming features similar to tension-type headache and representing a problem, also as regards the therapy to be taken. International Headache Society (IHS) has placed this form of headache among the headaches disorders of homeostasis. We found a case of new-onset HDH in old uremic man, presenting with migraine aura features. A similar case has not been reported in literature, placing us some questions: why and how does this happen? What are the mechanisms involved? Role of trigeminal-vascular system and cortical spreading depression as regards the aura could be considered, through the activation of neuroinflammatory events, lastly causing migraine aura...
June 29, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685225/phase-ii-trial-of-pazopanib-in-advanced-progressive-malignant-pheochromocytoma-and-paraganglioma
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Sina Jasim, Vera J Suman, Camilo Jimenez, Pamela Harris, Kostandinos Sideras, Jill K Burton, Francis Paul Worden, Richard J Auchus, Keith C Bible
INTRODUCTION: Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (Pheo/PGL) are rare, vascular, sometimes malignant endocrine tumors. Case reports indicate the activity of vascular endothelium growth factor receptor-targeted kinase inhibitors in these cancers. OBJECTIVES: To assess the antitumor activity and tolerability of pazopanib in progressive malignant Pheo/PGL. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This multicenter Phase II trial (MC107C) enrolled individuals  ≥18 years old with disease progression ≤ 6 months prior to registration, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group PS 0-2, and measurable disease (response evaluation criteria in solid tumors 1...
August 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682888/spontaneous-recanalization-of-atherosclerotic-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-case-report
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Ying Mao, Yujing Huang, Li Zhang, Guangxian Nan
RATIONALE: Intracranial vascular atherosclerotic occlusion is one of the most common causes of ischemic stroke world wide. The involvement of large intracranial vessels, in particular, the middle cerebral artery, is usually associated with unfavorable outcomes in patients. Spontaneous recanalization of atherosclerotic occlusion is relatively rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: The first patient was a 43-year-old male with slurred speech and left-sided weakness for a duration of 24 hours...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677877/a-phase-2a-dose-escalation-study-of-the-safety-tolerability-pharmacokinetics-and-haemodynamic-effects-of-bms-986231-in-hospitalized-patients-with-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Cristina Tita, Edward M Gilbert, Adrian B Van Bakel, Jacek Grzybowski, Garrie J Haas, Mohammad Jarrah, Stephanie H Dunlap, Stephen S Gottlieb, Marc Klapholz, Parag C Patel, Roman Pfister, Tim Seidler, Keyur B Shah, Tomasz Zieliński, Robert P Venuti, Douglas Cowart, Shi Yin Foo, Alexander Vishnevsky, Veselin Mitrovic
AIMS: This study was designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability and haemodynamic effects of BMS-986231, a novel second-generation nitroxyl donor with potential inotropic, lusitropic and vasodilatory effects in patients hospitalized with decompensated heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty-six patients hospitalized with decompensated HFrEF were enrolled into four sequential dose-escalation cohorts in this double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled Phase 2a study...
July 5, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658829/acute-ischaemic-stroke-as-a-manifestation-of-pituitary-apoplexy-in-a-young-lady
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Shaik Afsar Pasha, Laxmi Narasimhan Ranganthan, Vamsi Krishna Setty, Ramakrishna Reddy, Deepika Ananda Ponnuru
Pituitary Apoplexy (PA) is defined as a clinical syndrome comprising headache, visual deficits and altered sensorium, which can result from haemorrhage or infarction of the pituitary gland. Acute ischaemic stroke following PA is very rare. We are presenting a 35-year-old young otherwise healthy lady who presented with neuro ophthalmological and vascular symptoms on a background of PA. Imaging revealed a pituitary macro adenoma with parasellar extension with internal bleed. Cerebral angiography revealed that the mass compressed the bilateral cavernous sinuses (left more than right), resulting in obliteration of the cavernous portion of the left Internal Carotid Artery (ICA)...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658097/a-thermal-dysregulation-problem-after-breast-cancer-surgery-what-could-be
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Diana Rüstemova, Aysun Genc, Gül Bora, Birkan Sonel Tur
RATIONALE: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complicated disorder characterized by severe fatigue that is not relieved with rest and associated with physical symptoms such as sleep problems, headache, muscle pain, or joint pain. PATIENT CONCERNS: Forty-one year old patient complained from feeling cold after breast cancer surgery. DIAGNOSES: The diagnoses of fibromyalgia, depression, neurological, psychiatric, and vascular disorders were excluded by appropriate clinical and laboratory investigations...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649477/the-importance-of-catheter-angiography-in-computed-tomography-angiography-negative-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Ali S Haider, Caleb Gottlich, Anadjeet Khahera, Steven Vayalumkal, Umair Khan, Eliel N Arrey, Jacob Campbell, Richa Thakur, Sam Finn, Kennith F Layton
Computed tomography angiography (CTA) has become an effective tool in the evaluation of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), but it still has limitations. Up to 15% of non-traumatic SAH cases are negative on CTA. The benefits of catheter angiography in the evaluation of certain cases of CTA-negative SAH have been previously demonstrated. Here, we present the case of a 48-year-old female who presented with headache and right-sided hemiparesis, who later became apneic and required intubation. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the head demonstrated a diffuse SAH...
May 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648908/intraventricular-cavernomas-of-the-third-ventricle-report-of-two-cases-and-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Vivek B Beechar, Visish M Srinivasan, Oleg E Reznik, Anish Sen, Tiemo J Klisch, Alexander E Ropper, Jacob J Mandel, Kent A Heck, Timothy J Seipel, Akash J Patel
BACKGROUND: Intraventricular cavernous malformations (IVCMs) are relatively rare benign vascular malformations. Patients may be asymptomatic or present with symptoms including headache, seizure, hemorrhage, and neurological deficits. We report two cases of patients with cavernomas in the third ventricle and at the foramen of Monro (FoM) and a systematic review of the literature to examine the clinical features and the efficacy of the current standard of care for these lesions. METHODS: A systematic review was performed according to PRISMA guidelines...
June 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645800/high-throughput-sequencing-of-the-entire-genomic-regions-of-ccm1-krit1-ccm2-and-ccm3-pdcd10-to-search-for-pathogenic-deep-intronic-splice-mutations-in-cerebral-cavernous-malformations
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Matthias Rath, Sönke E Jenssen, Konrad Schwefel, Stefanie Spiegler, Dana Kleimeier, Christian Sperling, Lars Kaderali, Ute Felbor
Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCM) are vascular lesions of the central nervous system that can cause headaches, seizures and hemorrhagic stroke. Disease-associated mutations have been identified in three genes: CCM1/KRIT1, CCM2 and CCM3/PDCD10. The precise proportion of deep-intronic variants in these genes and their clinical relevance is yet unknown. Here, a long-range PCR (LR-PCR) approach for target enrichment of the entire genomic regions of the three genes was combined with next generation sequencing (NGS) to screen for coding and non-coding variants...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612244/cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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Jing Shi, Xinxiang Huang, Guohua Li, Li Wang, Jinjing Liu, Yan Xu, Xiaofeng Zeng, Wenjie Zheng
The objective of the study is to investigate the clinical features of Behçet's disease (BD) complicated with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST). We retrospectively analyzed the clinical features of age- and gender-matched BD patients with and without CVST. Of the 840 BD patients enrolled, 21 (2.5%, 11 female, mean age 30.3 ± 9.5) were diagnosed as CVST. Eighteen patients (85.7%) developed neurologic manifestations after BD onset, with an average interval of 47.6 months (SD 36.1). Onset of neurologic symptoms was mostly progressive (89...
June 14, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610434/isoflavones-and-gastrointestinal-infection-two-potential-triggers-for-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome
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Björn Machner, Tobias Boppel, Thomas Münte
Background Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is an important differential diagnosis of singular or recurrent thunderclap headache. Prognosis is generally good, however complications of the transient segmental vasospasms of cerebral arteries such as stroke, subarachnoidal hemorrhage and brain edema may worsen the clinical outcome. Although the exact pathomechanism is still unclear, various vasoactive substances and conditions (e.g. post partum) have been identified as triggering RCVS. Cases We report on the clinical course and management of two cases of typical RCVS that were associated with two different precipitants previously not described: A gastrointestinal infection and isoflavones, which are phytoestrogens used for menopausal vasomotor symptoms...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607894/impact-of-co-existing-vascular-headache-on-symptom-relief-after-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
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Shilpa Chandrashekarappa, Sandeep Shetty, T Shivaram Shetty, Amjad Khan, Parijat Joshi
Vascular headache and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) are diseases that share similar symptoms and demographics, including headache, facial pain and nasal symptoms. Contribution of chronic sinusitis as a cause of chronic headache is controversial, as there are scarce studies to know incidence of vascular headache in patients with CRS. To evaluate incidence of vascular headache in patients with CRS. Using descriptive study design, group of 100 patients with symptoms of CRS with headache were included in study. Patients underwent surgical management and 3% managed medically...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589702/choto-san-versus-placebo-for-patients-with-dementia-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hissei Imai, Nozomi Takeshima, Haruhiko Oda, Peiyao Chen, Etsuko Sawada, Toshiaki A Furukawa
BACKGROUND: Choto-san is a traditional medicine used for hypertension and headaches in Japan and China. Some studies have shown its effectiveness in the treatment of dementia. The present review aimed to assess the effectiveness and acceptability of Choto-san in the treatment of adults with cognitive impairment. METHODS: We included randomized controlled trials comparing Choto-san with placebo for patients with dementia or mild cognitive impairment. RESULTS: Three randomized controlled trials evaluating 219 participants were included...
June 6, 2017: Psychogeriatrics: the Official Journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
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