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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087556/ahead-study-an-observational-study-of-the-management-of-anticoagulated-patients-who-suffer-head-injury
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Suzanne Mason, Maxine Kuczawski, M Dawn Teare, Matt Stevenson, Steve Goodacre, Shammi Ramlakhan, Francis Morris, Joanne Rothwell
OBJECTIVES: Management of anticoagulated patients after head injury is unclear due to lack of robust evidence. This study aimed to determine the adverse outcome rate in these patients and identify risk factors associated with poor outcome. DESIGN: Multicentre, observational study using routine patient records. SETTING: 33 emergency departments in England and Scotland. PARTICIPANTS: 3566 adults (aged ≥16 years) who had suffered blunt head injury and were currently taking warfarin...
January 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076829/comparing-the-effect-of-aromatase-inhibitor-letrozole-cabergoline-dostinex-and-letrozole-alone-on-uterine-myoma-regression-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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M Sayyah-Melli, M Mobasseri, P M Gharabaghi, E Ouladsahebmadarek, V Rahmani
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of letrozole in combination with cabergoline and letrozole alone on regression of symptomatic uterine myomas in women of reproductive age. DESIGN: Randomized controlled clinical trial. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENTS: Ninety-one women of reproductive age were enrolled in the study and 88 women were eligible. Eight participants were excluded from the study. INTERVENTIONS: Eighty women of reproductive age with symptomatic myomas >4cm were evaluated in two groups...
December 23, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071936/concussion-baseline-testing-preexisting-factors-symptoms-and-neurocognitive-performance
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Eric Hall, Jordan Cottle, Caroline Ketcham, Kirtida Patel, Kenneth P Barnes
CONTEXT:  Neurocognitive test scores are often considered an important aspect of concussion management. To best use these data, clinicians must understand potential factors that may influence baseline performance on these tests. OBJECTIVE:  To determine preexisting factors that may influence performance on the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Test (ImPACT). DESIGN:  Cross-sectional study. SETTING:  Research laboratory...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069071/sporadic-cases-of-adult-measles-a-research-article
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Ranjan Premaratna, Nathasha Luke, Harsha Perera, Mahesh Gunathilake, Pubudu Amarasena, T G A Nilmini Chandrasena
BACKGROUND: Measles caused by a paramyxovirus, characterized by fever, malaise, cough, coryza conjunctivitis, a maculopapular rash is known to result in pneumonia, encephalitis and death. Fatal cases of measles in Sri Lanka are rare after implementation of the National Immunization Programme in 1984. Thereafter 0.1% case fatality rate was observed during October 1999-June 2000 which is a very low figure compared to other regional countries. Immunization guidelines were further revised in 2001, 2011 and in 2012 when additional immunization was recommended to age group 4-21 years; who are likely to have inadequate immunization, in order to achieve elimination of Measles by 2020...
January 10, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067735/migraine-with-aura-or-sports-related-concussion-case-report-pathophysiology-and-multidisciplinary-approach-to-management
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Michael J Ellis, Dean Cordingley, Richard Girardin, Lesley Ritchie, Janine Johnston
The evaluation and management of athletes presenting with clinical features of migraine headache with aura in the setting of sports-related head trauma is challenging. We present a case report of a 15-yr-old boy with a history of migraine with visual aura that developed acute visual disturbance and headache after a head injury during an ice hockey game. The patient underwent comprehensive assessment at a multidisciplinary concussion program, including neuro-ophthalmological examination, neurocognitive testing, and graded aerobic treadmill testing...
January 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061485/comparison-of-the-effects-of-sufentanil-and-fentanyl-intravenous-patient-controlled-analgesia-after-lumbar-fusion
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Do Keun Kim, Seung Hwan Yoon, Ji Yong Kim, Chang Hyun Oh, Jong Kwon Jung, Jin Kim
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative pain is one of the major complaints of patients after lumbar fusion surgery. The authors evaluated the effects of intravenous patient controlled analgesia (IV-PCA) using fentanyl or sufentanil on postoperative pain management and pain-related complications. METHODS: Forty-two patients that had undergone surgery with lumbar instrumentation and fusion at single or double levels constituted the study cohort. Patients were equally and randomly allocated to a sufentanil group (group S) or a fentanyl group (group F) for patient controlled analgesia (PCA)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058729/role-of-the-attachment-style-in-determining-the-association-between-headache-features-and-psychological-symptoms-in-migraine-children-and-adolescents-an-analytical-observational-case-control-study
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Samuela Tarantino, Cristiana De Ranieri, Cecilia Dionisi, Valentina Gagliardi, Maria Francesca Paniccia, Alessandro Capuano, Roberto Frusciante, Martina Balestri, Federico Vigevano, Simonetta Gentile, Massimiliano Valeriani
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to study the role of attachment style on headache severity and psychological symptoms in migraineurs children/adolescents. Moreover, we investigated the association between attachment style, migraine severity, and psychological symptoms. BACKGROUND: Attachment theory suggests that early interpersonal relationships may be important determinants of psychopathology and pain management. In particular, individuals with insecure attachment styles have been shown to experience more pain than people with secure attachment style...
January 6, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057591/surgical-management-of-spontaneous-spinal-cerebrospinal-fluid-epidural-fistula
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Declan G Siedler, Imogen M Ibbett, Nova B Thani
BACKGROUND: Intracranial hypotension secondary to spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistula is a rare condition which can have serious sequelae. Early diagnosis and treatment can be challenging. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a case of a 17-year-old man who presented with a history of sudden onset, postural headaches, associated with upper thoracic back pain. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) demonstrated a thoracic extradural fluid collection and slumping of the brain within the posterior fossa...
January 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042366/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-local-experience-from-saudi-arabia
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Hussein Algahtani, Abdulhadi Algahtani, Ahmad Aldarmahi, Mohammed Hmoud, Yousef Marzuk, Bader Shirah
OBJECTIVES: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinicoradiological syndrome characterized by headache, altered mental status, seizures, or loss of vision. In this study, we report the largest series of PRES coming from Saudi Arabia and explore the etiology, clinical presentation, and outcome. We also report new imaging findings associated with this condition. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of all cases of PRES admitted to King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, between the years 2005 and 2015...
January 2017: Neurohospitalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035650/the-emerging-zika-virus-threat-a-guide-for-dermatologists
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Alice He, Patrícia Brasil, Andre M Siqueira, Guilherme A Calvet, Shawn G Kwatra
We provide a guide for dermatologists to follow if they encounter patients with a rash and clinical history suspicious of Zika virus infection, including diagnostic testing and management options. We also provide an illustrative case report of a patient from Brazil who was diagnosed with Zika virus infection after presenting with a generalized pruritic rash. One of the most prominent symptoms of Zika virus infection is a cutaneous eruption. As such, it is especially necessary for dermatologists to understand this virus so that they may appropriately recognize this entity as a diagnostic consideration in the clinic...
December 29, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035308/incidental-finding-of-an-extensive-oropharyngeal-mass-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-a-patient-with-temporomandibular-disorder-a-case-report
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Temitope T Omolehinwa, Mel Mupparapu, Sunday O Akintoye
In this report, we describe the incidental finding of an oropharyngeal mass in a patient who presented with a chief complaint of temporomandibular pain. The patient was initially evaluated by an otorhinolaryngologist for complaints of headaches, earache, and sinus congestion. Due to worsening headaches and trismus, he was further referred for the management of temporomandibular disorder. The clinical evaluation was uneventful except for limited mouth opening (trismus). An advanced radiological evaluation using magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mass in the nasopharyngeal/oropharyngeal region...
December 2016: Imaging Science in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028812/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-efficacy-of-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-the-management-of-pediatric-migraine
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REVIEW
Qin Xiang Ng, Nandini Venkatanarayanan, Lakshmi Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Migraine headaches are common in children and adolescents. Current pharmacologic treatment options are limited despite the prevalence and debilitating effects of pediatric migraine. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based practice that focuses on the development of coping strategies and cognitive restructuring to alter the pain experience. Till date, no meta-analysis has been done to examine the use of CBT in pediatric migraine. METHODS: Using the keywords (cognitive behavioral therapy OR cognitive behavior therapy OR cognitive behavioral therapy OR cognitive behavior therapy OR CBT) AND (headache OR migraine), a preliminary search on the PubMed and Ovid database yielded 3841 articles published in English between 1 Jan 1980 and 1 May 2016...
December 28, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027245/intranasal-pathology-in-the-migraine-surgery-population-incidence-patterns-and-predictors-of-surgical-success
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Michelle Lee, Cameron Erickson, Bahman Guyuron
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to identify patterns of nasal pathology in patients with rhinogenic migraine headaches (site III). METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on patients with rhinogenic migraine headaches. Demographics, pre- and post-migraine surgery symptoms, and pathology seen on preoperative computed tomographic scans were reviewed. RESULTS: Twenty percent of 98 patients had preoperative sinus disease. The following abnormalities were seen on computed tomographic scan: septal deviation, 75 (77 percent); septal spur, 33 (34 percent); middle concha bullosa, 48 (49 percent); sinus pathology, 20 (20 percent); and intranasal contact points, 62 (62 percent)...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025837/ketamine-infusions-for-treatment-refractory-headache
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Jared L Pomeroy, Michael J Marmura, Stephanie J Nahas, Eugene R Viscusi
BACKGROUND: Management of chronic migraine (CM) or new daily persistent headache (NDPH) in those who require aggressive outpatient and inpatient treatment is challenging. Ketamine has been suggested as a new treatment for this intractable population. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of 77 patients who underwent administration of intravenous, subanesthetic ketamine for CM or NDPH. All patients had previously failed aggressive outpatient and inpatient treatments...
December 27, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025330/serum-calcium-and-risk-of-migraine-a-mendelian-randomization-study
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Peter Yin, Verneri Anttila, Katherine M Siewert, Aarno Palotie, George Davey Smith, Benjamin F Voight
Migraine affects ∼14% of the world's population, though not all predisposing causal risk factors are known. We used electronic health records, genetic co-heritability analysis, and a two-sample Mendelian Randomization (MR) design to determine if elevated serum calcium levels were associated with risk of migraine headache. Co-morbidity was evaluated using electronic health records obtained from the PennOmics database comprising >1 million patient entries. Genetic co-heritability and causality via MR was assessed using data from the International Headache Consortium (23,285 cases, 95,425 controls) and circulating serum calcium levels (39,400 subjects)...
December 26, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017747/complications-and-their-managements-of-large-intracranial-vestibular-schwannoma-via-retrosigmoid-approach
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Xiang Huang, Ming Xu, Jian Xu, Liangfu Zhou, Ping Zhong, Mingyu Chen, Kaiyuan Ji, Huiyu Chen, Ying Mao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the common complications from the microsurgical treatment of large intracranial vestibular schwannoma (VS) via suboccipital retrosigmoid approach and to propose strategies for minimizing such complications. METHODS: We selected all large unilateral VS patients from the collected database (1999-2013) who underwent microsurgical resection as their initial treatment for histopathologically confirmed VS. Tumors larger than 30 x 20 mm were defined as large...
December 22, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009630/sex-differences-in-the-efficacy-of-psychological-therapies-for-the-management-of-chronic-and-recurrent-pain-in-children-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Katelynn E Boerner, Christopher Eccleston, Christine T Chambers, Edmund Keogh
Sex differences in chronic pain are reported to emerge during adolescence, although it is unclear if this includes responses to treatment. We conducted a meta-analysis to examine whether sex differences were present on outcome variables at pre-treatment, and whether the efficacy of psychological therapies for pediatric chronic pain differs between boys and girls at post-treatment and follow-up time points. Searches were conducted, extending two existing Cochrane reviews of randomized-controlled trials examining the efficacy of psychological therapies for chronic and recurrent pain in children and adolescents...
December 15, 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007604/primary-germinoma-originating-from-the-insular-lobe-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Zhengxiang Luo, Zhongrun Qian, Kun Yang, Hongyi Liu, Wenin Zhang, Yanjun Zeng
Primary intracranial germinomas occurring in the cerebral hemisphere are extremely rare, with only a few reported cases in the literature. Here, we described an unusual case of original germinoma developed in the insular lobe, with little involvement in the basal frontal lobe. A 19-year-old man presented with headache and vomiting, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a solitary, ring-like enhanced lesion in the left hemisphere, preliminarily diagnosed as glioma. Surgery was performed, and the diagnosis of germinoma was based on the histopathological results...
December 19, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004630/functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-preoperative-planning-in-brain-tumour-surgery
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Jonathan C Lau, Suzanne E Kosteniuk, Frank Bihari, Joseph F Megyesi
BACKGROUND: Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is being increasingly used for the preoperative evaluation of patients with brain tumours. METHODS: The study is a retrospective chart review investigating the use of clinical fMRI from 2002 through 2013 in the preoperative evaluation of brain tumour patients. Baseline demographic and clinical data were collected. The specific fMRI protocols used for each patient were recorded. RESULTS: Sixty patients were identified over the 12-year period...
January 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000909/-language-disorders-in-acute-cerebellitis-beyond-dysarthria
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D Barragan-Martinez, N Nunez-Enamorado, M Berenguer-Potenciano, N Villora-Morcillo, A Martinez de Aragon, A Camacho-Salas
INTRODUCTION: Acute cerebellitis is one of the main causes of cerebellar syndrome in infancy. Among the wide range of manifestations, headache and ataxia being the most predominant, we can find other less frequent, although nonetheless interesting, ones, such as language disorders, which go beyond the well-known cerebellar dysarthria. The different combinations in which the symptoms can appear, especially when not accompanied by ataxia, make the condition a real challenge for the clinician...
January 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
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