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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332904/comparison-of-the-long-term-efficacy-of-radiofrequency-ablation-and-surgical-turbinoplasty-in-inferior-turbinate-hypertrophy-a-randomized-clinical-study
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Satvinder Singh Bakshi, Kiruba Shankar Manoharan, Surianarayanan Gopalakrishnan
OBJECTIVE: To compare the long term effectiveness of radiofrequency thermal ablation with that of surgical turbinoplasty, a prospective, randomized, blinded clinical study was conducted. METHODS: Eighty six patients suffering from nasal obstruction due to bilateral inferior turbinate hypertrophy were enrolled. Forty four patients were operated by radiofrequency ablation, while 42 underwent surgical turbinoplasty. The outcomes of both techniques were compared in terms of symptoms using visual analogue score (VAS) and endoscopic scores...
March 23, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321954/anaphylactic-reaction-to-tranexamic-acid-in-an-adolescent-undergoing-posterior-spinal-fusion
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Jennifer Chiem, Iskra Ivanova, Andrew Parker, Walter Krengel, Nathalia Jimenez
Tranexamic acid is an anti-fibrinolytic agent frequently used in pediatric surgery. Common side effects include nausea, flushing, and headache, but in rare instances, it may produce anaphylaxis; with only one previously reported case in a 72-year-old man. We report a case of a delayed anaphylactic reaction in a pediatric patient undergoing posterior spine fusion; and discuss the intraoperative management of the acute event, immunologic confirmation, and subsequent anesthetic approach.
March 21, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321374/ectopic-pituitary-adenomas-presenting-as-sphenoid-or-clival-lesions-case-series-and-management-recommendations
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Bobby A Tajudeen, Edward C Kuan, Nithin D Adappa, Joseph K Han, Rakesh K Chandra, James N Palmer, David W Kennedy, Marilene B Wang, Jeffrey D Suh
Background An ectopic pituitary adenoma presenting as a clival or sphenoid mass is a rare clinical occurrence that may mislead the clinician and result in unnecessary interventions or potential medicolegal consequences. Here, we present one of the largest multi-institutional case series and review the literature with an emphasis on radiological findings and critical preoperative workup. Methods Retrospective chart review. Results Nine patients were identified with ectopic pituitary adenomas of the sphenoid or clivus...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315998/chordoid-glioma-of-the-third-ventricle-report-of-a-rapidly-progressive-case
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Amalie A Erwood, Jose E Velazquez-Vega, Stewart Neill, David A Solomon, Nicholas Butowski, Adam Nowlan, Erin Dunbar, Daniel J Brat
Chordoid gliomas are slowly growing third ventricular tumors that can be challenging to manage clinically. Rapid progression causing death has not been previously reported for this tumor type. We present and discuss a case of chordoid glioma that arose in a 46-year-old female who presented with progressive fatigue, headache, and altered mental status, attributable to severe hydrocephalus caused by a third ventricular mass. She underwent urgent subtotal resection and ventriculo-peritoneal shunt placements. Post-operative MRI noted residual tumor in the anterior resection cavity...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302251/levetiracetam-induced-increase-in-creatine-phosphokinase-levels
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Naila Shahbaz, Syed Muneeb Younus, Sohaib Ahmed Khan, Qurrat -Ul- Ain, Mudassir Ahmed Khan, Mohammad Hassan Memon
Levetiracetam is an antiepileptic drug used for the treatment of generalised or partial seizures, either alone or in a combination therapy. Adverse effects have been reported with its clinical use, including headache, dizziness, liver failure etc. A rare but an important adverse effect is an increase in creatine phosphokinase (CPK) levels with its use. Herein, we present a case of 43-year male, known intravenous (IV) drug abuser with a history of decompressive craniotomy. Patient presented with severe behavioural disorder for which risperidone was given...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302242/vanishing-white-matter-vwm-disease-presenting-as-neuro-ovarian-failure
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Abidullah Khan, Mohammad Humayun, Maimoona Ayub, Iqbal Haider, Fahad Ajmal, Syed Saad Shah
A 19-year girl was admitted with a one-month history of worsening spastic paraparesis, cerbellar ataxia, visual decline and worsening headaches on a background of walking difficulty, progressive quadriparesis and migraine since the age of 10 years. She had no sensory loss, and cranial nerves examination was notable for optic atrophy with crescent formation only. She had primary amenorrhea and underdeveloped secondary sexual characteristics. Ultrasonograhic studies of the pelvis confirmed small ovaries, and uterus...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299014/deep-orbital-dermoid-cyst-bulging-into-the-superior-orbital-fissure-clinical-presentation-and-management
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Ravinder Kumar, Kapil Vyas, Gagan Jaiswal, Abhishek Bhargava, Jyoti Kundu
PURPOSE: To present a case of deep orbital dermoid cyst with emphasis on clinical presentation, imaging spectrum, differential diagnosis and management. CASE REPORT: A 28-year-old female was referred to our hospital with chief complaint of drooping of right eyelid and progressive headache. Ocular motility, visual acuity and fundus examination were normal. computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a well-defined, intraosseous deep orbital dermoid cyst (5...
January 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298046/hypofractionated-stereotactic-radiosurgery-a-new-treatment-strategy-for-giant-cavernous-sinus-hemangiomas
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Xin Wang, Huaguang Zhu, Jonathan Knisely, Guanghai Mei, Xiaoxia Liu, Jiazhong Dai, Ying Mao, Li Pan, Zhiyong Qin, Enmin Wang
OBJECTIVE Cavernous sinus hemangiomas (CSHs) are rare benign vascular tumors that arise from the dural venous sinuses lateral to the sella. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has emerged as a principal alternative to microresection for small- and medium-sized CSHs. Resection is a reasonable option for large (3-4 cm in diameter) and giant (> 4 cm in diameter) CSHs. However, management of giant CSHs remains a challenge for neurosurgeons because of the high rates of morbidity and even death that stem from uncontrollable and massive hemorrhage during surgery...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296725/preoperative-use-of-pregabalin-for-acute-pain-in-spine-surgery-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Hai-Liang Jiang, Shuang Huang, Jiang Song, Xiang Wang, Zhong-Shu Cao
BACKGROUND: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pregabalin for pain management following spine surgery. METHODS: In September 2016, a systematic computer-based search was conducted in PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. RCTs of patients prepared for spine surgery that compared pregabalin with placebo were retrieved. The primary endpoint was the VAS score with rest or mobilization at 12 hours, 24 hours, and 48 hours and cumulative morphine consumption at 24 hours and 48 hours...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296723/surgical-treatment-for-bacterial-meningitis-after-spinal-surgery-a-case-report
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Li-Min Zhang, Liang Ren, Zhen-Qi Zhao, Yan-Rui Zhao, Yin-Feng Zheng, Jun-Lin Zhou
RATIONALE: Bacterial meningitis (BM) has been recognized as a rare complication of spinal surgery. However, there are few reports on the management of postoperative BM in patients who have undergone spinal surgery. The initial approach to the treatment of patients suspected with acute BM depends on the stage at which the syndrome is recognized, the speed of the diagnostic evaluation, and the need for antimicrobial and adjunctive therapy. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we report the case of a patient with lumbar spinal stenosis and underwent a transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion at L4-L5...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295826/prevalence-types-and-associations-of-medically-unexplained-symptoms-and-signs-a-cross-sectional-study-of-1023-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities
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M Osugo, J Morrison, L Allan, D Kinnear, S-A Cooper
BACKGROUND: Medically unexplained symptoms and signs are common in the general population and can respond to appropriate managements. We aimed to quantify the types and prevalence of unexplained symptoms and signs experienced by adults with ID and to determine the associated factors. METHOD: In a population-based study, 1023 adults with ID aged 16 and over had a detailed health assessment, which systematically considered symptoms and signs. Descriptive data were generated on their symptoms and signs...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295304/tension-type-headache-the-normal-and-most-prevalent-headache
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Rigmor Højland Jensen
PREMISE: Tension-type headache (TTH) is the most prevalent form of primary headache in the general population but paradoxically the least studied headache. PROBLEM: In this article, the epidemiology and diagnostic challenges of TTH are presented and discussed. The typical features and differential diagnosis of TTH are highlighted and the situations more likely to raise doubts are discussed. POTENTIAL SOLUTION: A structured approach to the patient and a better comprehension of the very frequent coexistence of migraine and medication overuse headache in the clinical population are emphasized...
March 13, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293459/refractory-optic-perineuritis-due-to-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-successfully-treated-with-methotrexate-and-mycophenolate-mofetil-combination-therapy
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Yoshitaka Kimura, Kurumi Asako, Hirotoshi Kikuchi, Hajime Kono
Optic perineuritis is an uncommon inflammatory disorder of the optic sheath that causes visual loss or eye pain. There are few case reports of optic perineuritis associated with granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Herein we report the case of a 37-year-old male with granulomatosis with polyangiitis and who presented with headache, blurred vision in the right eye, diplopia, and numbness in the right forehead. Brain magnetic resonance images (MRI) findings revealed hypertrophic pachymeningitis and refractory optic perineuritis...
March 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293045/a-narrative-review-of-influenza-a-seasonal-and-pandemic-disease
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REVIEW
Mohsen Moghadami
Influenza is an acute respiratory disease caused by the influenza A or B virus. It often occurs in outbreaks and epidemics worldwide, mainly during the winter season. Significant numbers of influenza virus particles are present in the respiratory secretions of infected persons, so infection can be transmitted by sneezing and coughing via large particle droplets. The mean duration of influenza virus shedding in immunocompetent adult patients is around 5 days but may continue for up to 10 days or more-particularly in children, elderly adults, patients with chronic illnesses, and immunocompromised hosts...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286809/ketorolac-versus-magnesium-sulfate-in-migraine-headache-pain-management-a-preliminary-study
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Hossein Delavar Kasmaei, Marzieh Amiri, Ahmed Negida, Samaneh Hajimollarabi, Nastaransadat Mahdavi
INTRODUCTION: Migraine is a common cause of emergency department (ED) visits. To date, there is no recommended drug of choice for pain management of these patients. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of ketorolac and magnesium sulfate in this regard. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study performed on all 18 - 60 year-old patients, visiting two different EDs with complaint of moderate to severe migraine headache. Patients were treated with 30 mg ketorolac in one hospital and 1 gram magnesium sulfate in the other...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284019/perspectives-on-hypertension-in-the-new-england-cape-verdean-community
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Samantha DeAndrade, Fadya El Rayess, Roberta Goldman
This study characterizes patient understanding of hypertension and its management in a Cape Verdean immigrant community. We conducted 20 semi-structured interviews with Cape Verdean Creole-speaking adults about their beliefs and behaviors regarding hypertension. Fourteen women and six men ages 35-87 were interviewed. The majority of the participants believed hypertension is symptomatic, with headache being the most common symptom. Many reported taking anti-hypertensive medication, though some took medication only when they felt symptoms...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283964/recurrent-gastrointestinal-disturbance-abdominal-migraine-and-cyclic-vomiting-syndrome
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REVIEW
Samantha Irwin, Rebecca Barmherzig, Amy Gelfand
Primary headache disorders, including migraine, are some of the most common neurological disorders presenting to hospital. Episodic syndromes that may be associated with migraine, including recurrent gastrointestinal disturbances such as abdominal migraine and cyclic vomiting, often pre-date or co-occur with the onset of migraine in a child who is at risk of developing the headache condition. The purpose of this review is to evaluate the two most common episodic syndromes, abdominal migraine and cyclic vomiting syndrome, including their pathophysiology, common presentations, and diagnostic criteria...
March 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281110/headache-in-neuromyelitis-optica
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REVIEW
Alina Masters-Israilov, Matthew S Robbins
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) classically features a clinical presentation that includes longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis and optic neuritis. However, many other pathognomonic phenomena have more recently been described in patients diagnosed with NMO, including intractable hiccups, vomiting, and painful tonic spasms, but less has been reported regarding the relationship between NMO and headache. Though headache is well established as both a symptom and comorbidity of multiple sclerosis (MS), it has been much less described thus far in the NMO literature and warrants more careful evaluation...
April 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277318/factors-associated-with-missed-appointments-at-an-academic-pain-treatment-center-a-prospective-year-long-longitudinal-study
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Charles A Odonkor, Sandy Christiansen, Yian Chen, Asmitha Sathiyakumar, Hira Chaudhry, Denise Cinquegrana, Jessica Lange, Cathy He, Steven P Cohen
BACKGROUND: Interventional pain treatment centers represent an integral part of interdisciplinary care. Barriers to effective treatment include access to care and financial issues related to pain clinic operations. To address these challenges, specialty clinics have taken steps to identify and remedy missed clinic appointments. However, no prospective study has sought to identify factors associated with pain clinic "no-shows." METHODS: We performed a prospective, longitudinal year-long study in an inner-city, academic pain clinic in which patients scheduled for office visits and procedures were categorized as to whether they showed up or did not show up for their scheduled appointment without cancelling the day before...
March 8, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274514/cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-in-pregnancy-and-puerperium-a-pooled-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ahmed I Kashkoush, Henry Ma, Nitin Agarwal, David Panczykowski, Daniel Tonetti, Gregory M Weiner, William Ares, Cynthia Kenmuir, Ashutosh Jadhav, Tudor Jovin, Brian T Jankowitz, Bradley A Gross
Pregnancy and puerperium are risk factors for cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST); however studies describing diagnosis and management in this population are limited. The objective of this study was to amalgamate published case reports and series regarding diagnosis and management of CVST in pregnancy and puerperium. Searches of PubMed and the Cochrane library were performed using search terms "pregnancy"/"puerperium" and "sinus occlusion"/"sinus thrombosis". Studies were included in our pooled analysis if they included individual patient symptoms, management approach and follow-up condition...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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