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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333370/the-efficacy-of-oral-habit-modification-on-headache
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Farzaneh Agha-Hosseini, Nafiseh Sheykhbahaei, Iraj Mirzaii-Dizgah, Farzad Fatehi
Objectives: Headache is the most common complaint of patients suffering from temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs). Thus, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) examinations maybe necessary in patients with headache. Considering the high prevalence of bruxism and TMDs in patients with headache the effects of conservative TMD treatment on headache should be assessed. Materials and Methods: Patients were questioned about headaches in the past three months. Those responding affirmatively to this question were examined for TMD and bruxism...
December 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322965/endovascular-strategies-for-management-of-intradural-vertebral-artery-dissecting-aneurysms
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Swati D Chinchure, Vijay Jaykrishnan, B P Krishna Prasad
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular treatment of vertebral intradural dissecting aneurysms is complex and requires different strategies for each case. The current study aims to classify these aneurysms for an easy selection of optimal strategies for endovascular therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study is a retrospective evaluation of 10 patients harbouring a vertebral intradural dissecting aneurysm (including 6 female and 4 male patients). The clinical, procedural, and angiographic data were evaluated...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306853/management-of-homozygous-familial-hypercholesterolaemia-in-two-brothers
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José Real, Cristina Arbona, Rosa Goterris, Juan Francisco Ascaso
Homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (HoFH) is a rare, genetic disorder of abnormally high levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) requiring aggressive interventions to retard the evolution of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. We treated two brothers (ages 46 years and 47 years) with HoFH with statins, lipoproteinapheresis (LA) and the microsomal triglyceride transfer protein inhibitor lomitapide. Both brothers carried the p.Thr434Arg homozygous LDLR mutation and had childhood total cholesterol levels >700 mg/dL...
January 6, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305439/optic-nerve-head-edema-among-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department
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Virender Sachdeva, Caroline Vasseneix, Rabih Hage, Samuel Bidot, Lindsay C Clough, David W Wright, Nancy J Newman, Valérie Biousse, Beau B Bruce
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of and predictive factors for optic nerve head edema (ONHE) among patients with headache, neurologic deficit, visual loss, or elevated blood pressure in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis was done of patients with ONHE in the prospective Fundus Photography vs Ophthalmoscopy Trial Outcomes in the Emergency Department (FOTO-ED) study. Demographics, neuroimaging results, management, and patient disposition were collected...
January 5, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303679/teleneurology-for-veterans-in-a-major-metropolitan-area
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Steven S Schreiber
BACKGROUND: The recent growth in telehealth has been facilitated by the need to deliver healthcare to patients living in remote or rural areas. In contrast, the role of telehealth in more urban settings is less clear. A teleneurology program was established in 2011 at the Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center (TRVAMC) in Long Beach, California. A review of teleneurology encounters was conducted to assess the feasibility of applying this telehealth modality to patients with chronic neurological disorders living in an urban setting...
January 5, 2018: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303459/multimodal-treatment-approach-in-a-patient-with-multiple-intracranial-myxomatous-aneurysms
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David L Penn, Arianna B Lanpher, Jennifer M Klein, Harry P W Kozakewich, Kristopher T Kahle, Edward R Smith, Darren B Orbach
The most common primary cardiac tumor is myxoma, typically originating in the left atrium. Emboli to the central nervous system can cause cerebral infarction or, rarely, seed tumor growth within vessel walls, causing myxomatous aneurysms. Fewer than 60 myxomatous aneurysms have been reported, including 2 cases in children. Here, the authors describe 2 different growing myxomatous aneurysms in a child successfully managed using a combined multidisciplinary approach. A 12-year-old boy developed a sudden headache, diplopia, gait instability, and speech difficulty...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299677/compression-of-a-giant-pseudomeningocele-causing-transient-anoxic-seizures-a-case-report
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Alhafidz Hamdan, A Saxena, G Rao, M Ivanov
Transient anoxic seizure upon application of pressure on a giant pseudomeningocele has never been reported in the literature; such abrupt changes in intracranial pressure due to large volume of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) translocation, if left untreated may lead to permanent cerebral hypoxic injury and death. Here we describe a case of a 26-year-old woman who had undergone lumbar disc surgery in another unit few months ago and developed a large lump around her back. Any pressure on the lump resulted in headaches and at times episodes of seizures...
January 3, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298699/menstrual-health-and-school-absenteeism-among-adolescent-girls-in-uganda-meniscus-a-feasibility-study
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George Miiro, Rwamahe Rutakumwa, Jessica Nakiyingi-Miiro, Kevin Nakuya, Saidat Musoke, Juliet Namakula, Suzanna Francis, Belen Torondel, Lorna J Gibson, David A Ross, Helen A Weiss
BACKGROUND: Management of menstruation can present substantial challenges to girls in low-income settings. In preparation for a menstrual hygiene intervention to reduce school absenteeism in Uganda, this study aimed to investigate menstruation management practices, barriers and facilitators, and the influence of menstruation on school absenteeism among secondary school students in a peri-urban district of Uganda. METHODS: Qualitative and quantitative studies were conducted among consenting girls and boys aged 14-17 years in four secondary schools in Entebbe sub-District, Uganda...
January 3, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297655/the-emerging-role-of-gammacore-in-the-management-of-cluster-headache-expert-panel-recommendations
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Stephen D Silberstein, Anne H Calhoun, Christina Treppendahl, David W Dodick, Alan M Rapoport, Avinash Mamidi, Peter Vargas, Thomas H Ebert, Stewart J Tepper
A panel of 9 experts, including neurologists, other headache specialists, and medical and pharmacy directors, from 4 health plans (1 integrated delivery network and 3 plans with commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid lines of business), convened to discuss cluster headache (CH). Topics covered included the current treatment landscape, treatment challenges, economic impact of disease, and gaps in care for patients with CH. One major challenge in the management of CH is that it is underrecognized and frequently misdiagnosed, leading to delays in and suboptimal treatment for patients who suffer from this painful and disabling condition...
November 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295798/pneumocephalus-after-epidural-injection
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Jerel Chacko, Kelly Levis, Barry Hahn
BACKGROUND: Pneumocephalus, or air in the intracranial space, is most commonly encountered after trauma or surgery. Epidural injections are commonly performed in obstetrics and pain management. Complications are uncommon and include hemorrhage, cerebrospinal fluid leak, and infection. A rare complication is pneumocephalus, described in only a few case reports of epidural anesthesia. CASE REPORT: We describe a 34-year-old woman complaining of a generalized headache 6 days after an unremarkable vaginal delivery that was assisted by an epidural injection...
December 30, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290125/management-of-common-side-effects-of-apremilast
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Annie Langley, Jennifer Beecker
Apremilast is a relatively new therapy for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults. While this medication is considered safe with a very low risk of serious side effects, a few common (≥5% of patients) mild to moderate side effects have been reported, including diarrhea, nausea, headache, and nasopharyngitis. Not addressing these symptoms may lead to medication nonadherence and unnecessary discontinuation of therapy. These side effects are often easily managed with interventions available to the practicing dermatologist, and in only rare instances will these side effects require dose adjustment or discontinuation of therapy...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289804/endovascular-management-of-multiple-dysplastic-aneurysms-in-a-young-male-with-an-unknown-underlying-etiology-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Tyler Scullen, Mansour Mathkour, Joseph Lockwood, Leah Ott, Ricky Medel, Aaron S Dumont, Peter S Amenta
BACKGROUND: Intracranial aneurysms (IA) are the leading cause of non-traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage and are most commonly associated with the anterior cerebral artery (ACA) and anterior communicating artery complex. We describe the presentation and management of a 27-year-old male with concurrent bilateral A1-2 junction aneurysms and fusiform intraorbital ophthalmic artery (OA) aneurysms. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 27-year-old male with no past medical history presented with three months of headaches...
December 28, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288861/resolution-of-tachyarrhythmia-following-posterior-fossa-decompression-surgery-for-chiari-malformation-type-i-a-case-report
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Christopher Elia, James Brazdzionis, Vartan Tashjian
INTRODUCTION: Chiari malformation type I (CM) commonly present with symptoms such as tussive headaches, paresthesias and in severe cases, corticobulbar dysfunction.3 However, patients may present with atypical symptoms lending to the complexity in this patient population. We present a case of a CM patient presenting with atypical cardiac symptoms and arrhythmias, all of which resolved after surgical decompression. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 31-year-old female presented with atypical chest pain, palpitations, tachycardia, headaches, and dizziness for 2 years...
December 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287070/a-diagnostic-and-epidemiologic-investigation-of-acute-febrile-illness-afi-in-kilombero-tanzania
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Christine Hercik, Leonard Cosmas, Ondari D Mogeni, Newton Wamola, Wanze Kohi, Victor Omballa, Melvin Ochieng, Shirley Lidechi, Juma Bonventure, Caroline Ochieng, Clayton Onyango, Barry S Fields, Sayoki Mfinanga, Joel M Montgomery
INTRODUCTION: In low-resource settings, empiric case management of febrile illness is routine as a result of limited access to laboratory diagnostics. The use of comprehensive fever syndromic surveillance, with enhanced clinical microbiology, advanced diagnostics and more robust epidemiologic investigation, could enable healthcare providers to offer a differential diagnosis of fever syndrome and more appropriate care and treatment. METHODS: We conducted a year-long exploratory study of fever syndrome among patients ≥ 1 year if age, presenting to clinical settings with an axillary temperature of ≥37...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284878/role-of-oral-prednisolone-in-the-management-of-postdural-puncture-headache-after-spinal-anesthesia-in-urological-patients
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Sunana Gupta, Nandita Mehta, Arti Mahajan, Mohd Reidwan Dar, Neeraj Gupta
Background and Aims: Postdural puncture headache (PDPH) is a frequently encountered complication of spinal anesthesia and may be associated with significant morbidity in some patients. Parenteral corticosteroids have been used in the management of PDPH both prophylactically and after the occurrence of headache. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of oral prednisolone in the management of PDPH after spinal anesthesia in urological patients. Materials and Methods: Sixty adult patients who developed PDPH after spinal anesthesia for urological surgeries were randomly allocated to two groups...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280408/optimizing-the-long-term-management-of-chronic-migraine-with-onabotulinumtoxina-in-real-life
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Cristina Tassorelli, Gioacchino Tedeschi, P Sarchielli, Luigi Alberto Pini, Licia Grazzi, Pierangelo Geppetti, Marina De Tommaso, Marco Aguggia, P Cortelli, Paolo Martelletti
Management of chronic migraine is challenging. OnabotulinumtoxinA (OBT-A) is the only medication licensed for prevention of chronic migraine, and has been widely adopted in clinical practice. Limited data is available on its long-term use. Areas covered: Data from controlled trials are combined with available data on the long-term use of OBT-A in real-life studies, with information obtained in a recent survey among Italian headache centers, and the clinical experience of the authors. Six areas were identified as relevant to patients with chronic migraine: 1) definition of responders to OBT-A; 2) management of responders to OBT-A; 3) optimal timing of prophylaxis with OBT-A; 4) position of OBT-A in prevention of chronic migraine; 5) management of medication overuse, and 6) patient education...
December 27, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280026/management-of-non-functioning-pituitary-adenomas-surgery
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David L Penn, William T Burke, Edward R Laws
Non-functional pituitary adenomas (NFPAs) are benign tumors of the pituitary gland that do not over-secrete hormonal products, therefore, they are generally detected through symptoms of mass effect, including headache, vision loss, or hypopituitarism. There are multiple pathological subtypes of NFPAs, such as null cell adenomas, silent gonadotrophs, silent somatotrophs, silent corticotrophs, and silent subtype 3, all of which can be classified based on immunohistochemical studies and electron microscopy. Despite these numerous pathological subtypes, surgical resection remains the first-line treatment for NFPAs...
December 26, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279723/diagnostics-and-therapy-of-vestibular-schwannomas-an-interdisciplinary-challenge
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REVIEW
Steffen Rosahl, Christopher Bohr, Michael Lell, Klaus Hamm, Heinrich Iro
Vestibular schwannomas (VS) expand slowly in the internal auditory canal, in the cerebellopontine angle, inside the cochlear and the labyrinth. Larger tumors can displace and compress the brainstem. With an annual incidence of 1:100,000 vestibular schwannoma represent 6-7% of all intracranial tumors. In the cerebellopontine angle they are by far the most neoplasm with 90% of all lesions located in this region. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), audiometry, and vestibular diagnostics are the mainstays of the clinical workup for patients harboring tumors...
2017: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276569/fulminant-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome
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Kushak Suchdev, Gregory Norris, Imad Zak, Wazim Mohamed, Mohammed Ibrahim
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is increasingly being recognized as a diagnosis in patients presenting with thunderclap headaches. In the vast majority of the cases, the syndrome follows a benign course and patients recover completely without any significant therapeutic intervention. In the rarest of cases, RCVS follows a monophasic course with rapid worsening, severe neurological deficits, and poor outcomes. We present the case of a 25-year-old female who presented with headaches which were worsening over 1 week...
January 2018: Neurohospitalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260022/epidemiology-of-migraine-among-students-in-mali
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Youssoufa Maiga, Boubacar Soumaïla, Lala N'Drainy Cissoko, Modibo Sangaré, Seybou H Diallo, Salimata Diallo, Massama Camara, Youssouf Sogoba, Yacouba Aba Coulibaly, Fatou Sylla, Fatoumata Dicko Traoré, Oumar Sidibé
Migraine is a debilitating but benign disease that can affect the quality of life of patients, disrupt the emotional relationships and impact on educational and vocational activities. The aim of our work was to study the epidemiology and impact of migraine in schools in the urban district of GAO in Mali. This is a cross-sectional study among students in the city of Gao. The survey was conducted in 11 schools, each of which represented a cluster. The study involved 733 students and diagnosis of migraine was made according to the 2004 IHS criteria except the criterion for the number of crises...
June 2017: ENeurologicalSci
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