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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775018/-causes-and-management-of-frontal-sinusitis-after-transfrontal-craniotomy
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T C Liu, X F Yu, Z W Gu, W L Bai, Z H Wang, Z W Cao
Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the causes and the strategy of frontal sinusitis after transfrontal craniotomy by endoscopic frontal sinus surgery and traditional surgery with facial incision. Method: A total of thirty-four patients with frontal sinusitis after transfrontal craniotomy were admitted, with the symptom of purulence stuff, headache and upper eyelid discharging. The onset time was 2.6 years on average. The frontal sinus CT and MRI images showed frontal sinusitis. Twenty-seven patients were treated with endoscopic frontal sinus surgery, and seven patient was treated with combined endoscopic and traditional frontal sinus surgery...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768970/neurologic-manifestations-of-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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I F Ricarte, L A Dutra, F F Abrantes, F F Toso, O G P Barsottini, G S Silva, A W S de Souza, D Andrade
Neurological involvement in antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) is common, and its occurrence increases morbidity and mortality. Patients may present variable neurological involvement, such as cerebrovascular disease, cognitive dysfunction, headache, seizures, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis-like syndrome, transverse myelitis and ocular symptoms. Most neurological manifestations are associated with thrombosis of the microcirculation or of large vessels; nonetheless, there is compelling evidence suggesting that, in some cases, symptoms are secondary to an immune-mediated pathogenesis, with direct binding of aPL on neurons and glia...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768958/bevacizumab-induced-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-and-treatment-with-eculizumab
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Anusha Vakiti, Daulath Singh, Ravi Pilla, Muhamad A Moustafa, Kelly W Fitzpatrick
Bevacizumab (Avastin) is a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody used for the management of various solid malignancies including colorectal, lung, brain, renal, and ovarian cancers as well as age-related macular degeneration of the eye. It is a vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor which exhibits its action by blocking the growth of blood vessels in cancerous tissue. Common side effects include hypertension, fatigue, headaches, and increased risk of infections. Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome is a serious side effect associated with bevacizumab due to its anti-angiogenic effect...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764819/penetrating-trauma-causing-cerebrospinal-fluid-leak-without-nerve-root-damage
#4
Holly Carpenter, Katherine-Helen Hurndall, Ajay K Asokan, Roland Fernandes
A 19-year-old man with a stab injury to the lower back presented with no focal neurology or haemodynamic instability. He complained of a headache that was improved by lying flat and underwent imaging to look for damage to local structures. He was found to have air in his intraspinal space. Initially this case was managed conservatively; however, 2 weeks after discharge, he presented with cerebrospinal fluid leak from his wound. This was managed with neurosurgical intervention and watertight closure of fascia...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764674/surgical-management-of-patients-with-eagle-syndrome
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Frances Mei Hardin, Roy Xiao, Brian B Burkey
OBJECTIVE: Eagle syndrome, a spectrum of disease resulting from an elongated styloid process and/or calcified stylohyoid ligament, lacks standardized recommendations regarding indications for surgical intervention and approach. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Single tertiary care institution. SUBJECTS: Patients treated surgically for Eagle syndrome between January 2011 and June 2017. METHODS: Patients were diagnosed with Eagle syndrome based on thorough clinical workup and assessment...
May 9, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760304/metyrapone-responsive-ectopic-acth-secreting-pheochromocytoma-with-a-vicious-cycle-via-a-glucocorticoid-driven-positive-feedback-mechanism
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Minako Inoue, Ken Okamura, Chie Kitaoka, Fumio Kinoshita, Ryo Namitome, Udai Nakamura, Masaki Shiota, Kenichi Goto, Toshio Ohtsubo, Kiyoshi Matsumura, Yoshinao Oda, Masatoshi Eto, Takanari Kitazono
In ectopic ACTH-secreting pheochromocytoma, combined ACTH-driven hypercortisolemia and hyper-catecholaminemia are serious conditions, which can be fatal if not diagnosed and managed appropriately, especially when glucocorticoid-driven positive feedback is suggested with a high ACTH/cortisol ratio. A 46-year-old man presented with headache, rapid weight loss, hyperhidrosis, severe hypertension and hyperglycemia without typical Cushingoid appearance. Endocrinological examinations demonstrated elevated plasma and urine catecholamines, serum cortisol and plasma ACTH...
May 15, 2018: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757890/pediatric-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-in-southern-israel-a-cross-sectional-study
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Yariv Fruchtman, Zvi H Perry, Tom Leibson, Liat Vered Cohen, Matitiahu Lifshitz, Eugene Leibovitz
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to describe the epidemiology and clinical burden of unintended carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning among children in the Negev region of southern Israel. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional retrospective study of CO poisoning patients admitted to Soroka University Medical Center in 2011 through 2015. RESULTS: Overall, 43 cases of CO poisoning were recorded among children younger than 18 years. Five patients died, all upon admission...
May 2, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757458/posttraumatic-headache-basic-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-targets
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Joshua Kamins, Andrew Charles
Frequent or continuous headache, often refractory to medical therapy, is a common occurrence after head trauma. In addition to being the most common acute symptom after traumatic brain injury (TBI), headache is also one of the most persistent and disabling symptoms. Different studies indicate that 18-58% of those suffering a TBI will have significant headache at 1 year following the trauma. In addition to being disabling on its own, posttraumatic headache (PTH) is a predictor of overall outcome after concussion...
May 14, 2018: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755898/an-unusual-presentation-of-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-with-recurrent-subdural-effusion
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Sara Shahid, Syed H Alam, Indira Hadley
A 24-year-old man complained of a right temporal headache for four weeks. The patient denied any trauma or previous anticoagulation use. He also reported tender right facial swelling. His physical exam was unrevealing except for right cranial nerve (CN) VI palsy, right parotid enlargement, and cervical adenopathy. Laboratory findings were significant for mild leukopenia at 3300 cells/uL. The computed tomography (CT) scan obtained showed a chronic left subdural effusion with a 4 mm midline shift and confirmed right parotid enlargement and cervical lymphadenopathy...
March 10, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753644/extradural-anterior-clinoidectomy-in-the-management-of-parasellar-meningiomas-analysis-of-13-years-of-experience-and-literature-review
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Laura Salgado López, Fernando Muñoz Hernández, Carlos Asencio Cortés, Pere Tresserras Ribó, María Jesús Álvarez Holzapfel, Joan Molet Teixidó
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The extradural anterior clinoidectomy (EAC) is a key microsurgical technique that facilitates the resection of tumors located in the parasellar region. There is currently no consensus regarding the execution of the procedure via extradural or intradural nor scientific evidence that supports its routine use. The purpose of this article is to expose our experience in performing EAC as part of the management of the parasellar meningiomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the EAC for parasellar meningioma resection performed in our center between 2003 and 2015 was done...
May 9, 2018: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752625/polypharmacy-among-headache-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Anna Ferrari, Carlo Baraldi, Manuela Licata, Cecilia Rustichelli
BACKGROUND: Polypharmacy can appropriately treat multiple chronic conditions, but it can also increase potential harm. Polypharmacy information for primary headaches is minimal, despite drugs being the main tools to manage headaches. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to evaluate the prevalence, characteristics and risk factors of polypharmacy in patients with primary headaches and examine whether these variables differ between episodic and chronic headache patients. METHODS: We analysed polypharmacy (simultaneous use of five or more medications), medication type, comorbidity, and risk factors in 300 patients (mean age 42...
May 11, 2018: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751188/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-as-an-unusual-complication-of-a-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-treated-with-onyx-embolization
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Douglas Gonsales, Fabiano das Gracas, Roberta Santos, Pedro Aguilar-Salinas, Ricardo A Hanel
BACKGROUND: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is a rare entity with an unknown pathophysiology. RCVS has been reported to occur more frequently in women aged 20 to 50 years. Several mechanisms have been postulated involving transient deregulation of cerebral arterial tone, small vessel endothelial dysfunction, biochemical factors, hormonal deregulation, oxidative stress, and genetic predisposition. All these mechanisms and triggers are related with sympathetic over-activation which eventually produce vasoconstriction...
May 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747249/-the-surgical-management-of-nasal-skull-base-schwannoma-under-endonasal-endoscope-a-retrospective-review-of-52-cases
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L Yang, W D Zhao, Q Liu, H K Zhang, D H Wang
Objective: To discuss the surgical technique and outcome of nasal skull base schwannoma treated under endonasal endoscope. Methods: Fifty-two patients with nasal skull base nonvestibular schwannoma were treated under endonasal endoscope from May 2006 to June 2017 in Shanghai E&ENT Hospital. Of the patients, there were 21 men and 31 women. The age of the patients ranged from 33 to 71 years.Schwannoma mainly came from trigeminal nerve.Clinical symptoms included facial numbness, facial pain, nasal obstruction, headache, hypopsia, diplopia and tinnitus...
April 7, 2018: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738060/-pain-beliefs-of-patients-and-the-nonpharmacological-methods-they-use-to-manage-the-pain
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Ayşegül Öztürk Birge, Mukadder Mollaoğlu
OBJECTIVES: This study was performed to determine the pain beliefs of patients and nonpharmacological methods they use to manage their pain. METHODS: This was a descriptive study conducted with the participation of 163 patients who were hospitalized in the medical and surgical clinics of a university hospital in May 2011. The study data were collected using personal information forms, a nonpharmacological methods form, and a pain belief scale. The data were evaluated using number, percentage, an independent sample t-test, and analysis of variance...
April 2018: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733088/pediatric-abdominal-migraine-current-perspectives-on-a-lesser-known-entity
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REVIEW
Jyoti Mani, Shailender Madani
Background: Abdominal migraine (AM) is a common cause of chronic and recurrent abdominal pain in children. It is characterized by paroxysms of moderate to severe abdominal pain that is midline, periumbilical, or diffuse in location and accompanied by other symptoms including headache, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, or pallor. Despite the presence of comprehensive diagnostic criteria under Rome IV classification of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) and International Classification of Headache Disorders, it continues to be an underdiagnosed entity...
2018: Pediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726777/surgical-outcomes-after-reoperation-for-recurrent-skull-base-meningiomas
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Stephen T Magill, David S Lee, Adam J Yen, Calixto-Hope G Lucas, David R Raleigh, Manish K Aghi, Philip V Theodosopoulos, Michael W McDermott
OBJECTIVE Skull base meningiomas are surgically challenging tumors due to the intricate skull base anatomy and the proximity of cranial nerves and critical cerebral vasculature. Many studies have reported outcomes after primary resection of skull base meningiomas; however, little is known about outcomes after reoperation for recurrent skull base meningiomas. Since reoperation is one treatment option for patients with recurrent meningioma, the authors sought to define the risk profile for reoperation of skull base meningiomas...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726593/surgical-management-of-neck-pain-and-headache-associated-with-pediatric-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis
#17
Paul Krakovitz, Christine Cairns, Bahareh Michelle Schweiger, Brian Burkey
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Case reports of a painful variant of Hashimoto's thyroiditis exist in the literature; however, these cases have only been documented in adult patients and there are no standard treatment guidelines. The aim of this study was to describe an alternative management for Hashimoto's thyroiditis associated with medically intractable head and neck pain in the pediatric population. STUDY DESIGN: Case series with chart review. METHODS: The study was conducted in the Section of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Cleveland Clinic...
May 4, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725917/pain-headache-and-other-non-motor-symptoms-in-myasthenia-gravis
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REVIEW
Olivia Tong, Leslie Delfiner, Steven Herskovitz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Myasthenia gravis (MG) is traditionally conceptualized as a disease with purely motor manifestations. This paper reviews the supporting evidence and pathophysiology of non-motor symptoms in MG, including pain, headache, special sense and autonomic dysfunction, sleep disturbance, and cognitive and psychosocial issues. RECENT FINDINGS: Work in this area has been limited. Recent studies have identified bodily pain and headache as common complaints in patients with MG...
May 3, 2018: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725875/obesity-and-migraine-in-childhood
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REVIEW
Tal Eidlitz Markus, Irene Toldo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this work was to review the current literature on the epidemiology and pathophysiology of pediatric obesity and migraine, underlying pathogenic mechanisms that may explain the association between the two disorders, and the effects of treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: In children and adolescents, the bulk of the available data support an association between obesity and headache disorders in general, though a small number of studies contradict these findings...
May 3, 2018: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725567/one-stage-stent-assisted-coil-embolization-for-rupture-side-unknown-bilateral-vertebral-artery-dissecting-aneurysms-in-an-acute-stage-a-case-report
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Mio Terashima, Yoichi Miura, Fujimaro Ishida, Naoki Toma, Tomohiro Araki, Shinichi Shimosaka, Kenji Kanamaru, Hidenori Suzuki
Bilateral vertebral artery dissecting aneurysms (VADAs) with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) are rare and their management is still challenging. In this report, we successfully performed one-stage stent-assisted coil embolization (SAC) for bilateral VADAs with SAH in an acute stage, because the ruptured side could not be diagnosed. A 47-year-old woman presented with a sudden onset of headache without laterality, and left-side dominant SAH with bilateral VADAs was noted on computed tomography (CT) scans. The size of aneurysmal dome and neck was similar between the two VADAs, and a bleb was observed only on the right VADA...
April 2018: NMC Case Report Journal
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