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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570499/stable-remission-of-multiple-chemical-sensitivity-syndrome-and-major-depression-with-citalopram-and-1-month-deep-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-a-case-report
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Antonio Del Casale, Chiara Rapinesi, Georgios D Kotzalidis, Serena Sorice, Alessio Padovano, Giovanna Gentile, Gloria Angeletti, Stefano Ferracuti, Gabriele Sani, Maurizio Pompili, Maurizio Simmaco, Paolo Girardi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 31, 2017: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545941/sevoflurane-anaesthesia-for-nasal-surgery-in-a-patient-with-multiple-chemical-sensitivity
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M T Fernández Martín, J C Álvarez López
Multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome is a group of complex disorders that include psychiatric disorders, chronic fatigue and/or respiratory problems. This syndrome could be triggered by specific allergens and toxins that cause neurophysiological sensitization and the appearance of the clinical symptomatology. Anaesthesia for these patients always poses a challenge for the anaesthetist, because they need to find and use drugs that do not trigger or aggravate the symptoms of the disease. Therefore, sevoflurane in these circumstances might be "the ideal anaesthetic"...
May 22, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447135/-environmental-medical-syndromes
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REVIEW
Gerhard A Wiesmüller, Claudia Hornberg
Environmental medical syndromes comprise sick building syndrome (SBS), multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS)/idiopathic environmental intolerances (IEI), electromagnetic hypersensitivity, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), burnout, fibromyalgia, and the candida syndrome. There is also some overlap described in the literature. There is still no established knowledge of etiology, pathology, pathophysiology, diagnostics, therapy, prevention and prognosis. These syndromes are thought to result from a complex interaction of physical, chemical and/or (micro)biological environmental stresses, individual dispositions, psychological influencing factors, perceptual and processing processes, variants of somatization disorders, culturally or socially caused distress, or simply iatrogenic causation...
June 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295128/medically-unexplained-physical-symptoms-mups-among-adults-in-canada-comorbidity-health-care-use-and-employment
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Jungwee Park, Heather Gilmour
Based on data from the 2014 Canadian Community Health Survey and the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey-Mental Health, this study provides estimates of the prevalence of medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS) in the household population aged 25 or older. MUPS are examined in relation to sociodemographic characteristics, physical and mental comorbidity, health care use and unmet needs, labour force participation and productivity. In 2014, 5.5% of Canadian adults-an estimated 1.3 million - reported having chronic fatigue syndrome (1...
March 15, 2017: Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283271/multiple-chemical-sensitivity-genotypic-characterization-nutritional-status-and-quality-of-life-in-52-patients
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Viviana Loria-Kohen, Helena Marcos-Pasero, Rocío de la Iglesia, Elena Aguilar-Aguilar, Isabel Espinosa-Salinas, Jesús Herranz, Ana Ramírez de Molina, Guillermo Reglero
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a chronic, multisystem syndrome of unknown etiology. The aim of the present study was to describe the nutritional status and quality of life of patients suffering from MCS, as well as to identify potential polymorphisms associated with this illness. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional, descriptive study was performed on patients with a diagnosis of MCS. Data on anthropometric and body composition variables, hand muscle strength and quality of life were collected...
March 7, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275316/cohort-description-the-danish-study-of-functional-disorders
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Thomas Meinertz Dantoft, Jeanette Frost Ebstrup, Allan Linneberg, Sine Skovbjerg, Anja Lykke Madsen, Jesper Mehlsen, Louise Brinth, Lene Falgaard Eplov, Tina Wisbech Carstensen, Andreas Schroder, Per Klausen Fink, Erik Lykke Mortensen, Torben Hansen, Oluf Pedersen, Torben Jørgensen
The Danish study of Functional Disorders (DanFunD) cohort was initiated to outline the epidemiology of functional somatic syndromes (FSS) and is the first larger coordinated epidemiological study focusing exclusively on FSS. FSS are prevalent in all medical settings and can be defined as syndromes that, after appropriate medical assessment, cannot be explained in terms of a conventional medical or surgical disease. FSS are frequent and the clinical importance varies from vague symptoms to extreme disability...
2017: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980496/reversal-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-sleep-disturbance-and-fatigue-with-an-elimination-diet-lifestyle-modification-and-dietary-supplements-a-case-report
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Stephanie Davis
BACKGROUND: A 53-y-old Caucasian patient presented in August 2015 with chief complaints of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS; gas/bloating, gastroesophageal reflux), fatigue, and sleep disturbances. He also noted a history of chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies, multiple chemical sensitivities, and right knee pain (3 surgeries). His primary care physician, in 2014, diagnosed prediabetes based on an elevated hemoglobin A1c and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, which was treated with diet and lifestyle modification...
October 2016: Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936122/association-of-odor-thresholds-and-responses-in-cerebral-blood-flow-of-the-prefrontal-area-during-olfactory-stimulation-in-patients-with-multiple-chemical-sensitivity
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Kenichi Azuma, Iwao Uchiyama, Mari Tanigawa, Ikuko Bamba, Michiyo Azuma, Hirohisa Takano, Toshikazu Yoshikawa, Kou Sakabe
Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a disorder characterized by nonspecific and recurrent symptoms from various organ systems associated with exposure to low levels of chemicals. Patients with MCS process odors differently than controls do. Previously, we suggested that this odor processing was associated with increased regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in the prefrontal area during olfactory stimulation using near-infrared spectroscopic (NIRS) imaging. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of odor thresholds and changes in rCBF during olfactory stimulation at odor threshold levels in patients with MCS...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919300/a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial-of-transcranial-pulsed-electromagnetic-fields-in-patients-with-multiple-chemical-sensitivity
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Marie Thi Dao Tran, Sine Skovbjerg, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Karl Bang Christensen, Jesper Elberling
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of transcranially applied pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) on functional impairments and symptom severity in multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) patients. METHODS: The study was conducted as a nationwide trial in Denmark using a randomised, parallel-group, double-blind and placebo-controlled design. Sample size was estimated at 40 participants. Eligibility criteria were age 18-75 years and fulfilment of the MCS case criteria...
December 6, 2016: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783561/corrigendum-to-reliable-disease-biomarkers-characterizing-and-identifying-electrohypersensitivity-and-multiple-chemical-sensitivity-as-two-etiopathogenic-aspects-of-a-unique-pathological-disorder
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Dominique Belpomme, Christine Campagnac, Philippe Irigaray
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 26, 2016: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27157687/lack-of-contralateral-suppression-in-transient-evoked-otoacoustic-emissions-in-multiple-chemical-sensitivity-a-clinical-correlation-study
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Alessandro Micarelli, Andrea Viziano, Giuseppe Genovesi, Ernesto Bruno, Fabrizio Ottaviani, Marco Alessandrini
Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a chronic disorder characterized by a variety of symptoms associated with the exposure to chemicals at a concentration below the toxic level. Previous studies have demonstrated peculiar responses in brain activity in these patients with respect to sensory stimuli while the association between chemical sensitivity and other environmental intolerances such as noise sensitivity has been questioned by researchers. In this study, a cohort of 18 MCS patients underwent transient-evoked otoacoustic emission (TEOAE) testing with and without contralateral suppression to evaluate the functionality of the medial olivocochlear (MOC) reflex involved in speech-in-noise sensitivity...
May 2016: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27103817/experiences-of-persons-with-multiple-chemical-sensitivity-with-mental-health-providers
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Pamela Reed Gibson, Sharon D Lockaby, Jenna Michele Bryant
In this paper, we summarize the results of an online survey of persons in the United States with chemical intolerance/multiple chemical sensitivity who sought help from mental health providers, including counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and others. Respondents reported on their most recent contact with a provider, describing reasons for the contact, accommodations requested and received, and suggestions for how the experience could be more helpful. Overall, though clients were accommodated in small ways, some received no accommodation, and many felt that the providers needed to be more knowledgeable regarding chemical intolerance...
2016: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26832623/-application-of-metabolomics-to-multiple-chemical-sensitivity-research
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Takahiko Katoh, Yuki Fujiwara, Chihiro Nakashita, Xi Lu, Aya Hisada, Wataru Miyazaki, Kenichi Azuma, Mari Tanigawa, Iwao Uchiyama, Naoki Kunugita
Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is an acquired chronic disorder characterized by nonspecific symptoms in multiple organ systems associated with exposure to low-level chemicals. Diagnosis of MCS can be difficult because of the inability to assess the causal relationship between exposure and symptoms. No standardized objective measures for the identification of MCS and no precise definition of this disorder have been established. Recent technological advances in mass spectrometry have significantly improved our capacity to obtain more data from each biological sample...
2016: Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26712072/clinical-problems-in-patient-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-and-multiple-chemical-sensitivity-undergoing-total-thyroidectomy
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V Pasta, V D'Orazi, L Ruggeri, M F Toni, P Urciuoli, G Tellan
Clinical practice sometimes brings to face with situations quite peculiar, potentially dangerous for the patient's life. In the great majority of cases, pathologies associated with each other (cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological), while in other cases we can treat rare diseases or syndromes. It's considered exceptional the simultaneous presence of "rare" pathologies in a single patient. This exceptionality has been a push to treat a patient as a "unique" asking for help to deeper studies of pharmacogenetics...
July 2015: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26654553/-multiple-chemical-sensitivity-clinical-evaluation-of-the-severity-and-psychopathological-profile
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Eva Lago Blanco, Jordi Puiguriguer Ferrando, Mónica Rodríguez Enríquez, Laura Agüero Gento, Joan Salvà Coll, Maria Rosa Pizà Portell
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a multisystem disorder of controversial etiology, affecting some subjects when exposed to chemicals at no harmful concentrations. The objective of this paper is to describe the epidemiological, clinical and psychological features of a sample of patients with MCS for further specific group treatment. PATIENS AND METHOD: Descriptive study of patients diagnosed with MCS in a toxicology unit. We administered the Quick Environmental Exposure and Sensitivity Inventory, the structured interview SCID-II, the anxiety scale HAS and the type A personality test, PCTA...
February 5, 2016: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26613326/reliable-disease-biomarkers-characterizing-and-identifying-electrohypersensitivity-and-multiple-chemical-sensitivity-as-two-etiopathogenic-aspects-of-a-unique-pathological-disorder
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Dominique Belpomme, Christine Campagnac, Philippe Irigaray
Much of the controversy over the causes of electro-hypersensitivity (EHS) and multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) lies in the absence of both recognized clinical criteria and objective biomarkers for widely accepted diagnosis. Since 2009, we have prospectively investigated, clinically and biologically, 1216 consecutive EHS and/or MCS-self reporting cases, in an attempt to answer both questions. We report here our preliminary data, based on 727 evaluable of 839 enrolled cases: 521 (71.6%) were diagnosed with EHS, 52 (7...
2015: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26599866/inflammatory-mediator-profiling-of-n-butanol-exposed-upper-airways-in-individuals-with-multiple-chemical-sensitivity
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Thomas Meinertz Dantoft, Sine Skovbjerg, Linus Andersson, Anna-Sara Claeson, Nina Lind, Steven Nordin, Susanne Brix
BACKGROUND: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is a chronic condition characterized by reports of recurrent symptoms in response to low level exposure to various chemical substances. Recent findings suggests that dysregulation of the immune system may play a role in MCS pathophysiology. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine baseline and low dose n-butanol-induced upper airway inflammatory response profiles in MCS subjects versus healthy controls. METHOD: Eighteen participants with MCS and 18 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were enrolled in the study...
2015: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26575299/mindfulness-based-cognitive-therapy-for-residual-depressive-symptoms-and-relapse-prophylaxis
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REVIEW
Zindel V Segal, Kathleen M Walsh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The article reviews the recent evidence for mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) for patients with residual depressive symptoms or in remitted patients at increased risk for relapse. RECENT FINDINGS: Randomized controlled trials have shifted focus from comparing MBCT with treatment-as-usual to comparing MBCT against interventions. These studies have provided evidence for the efficacy of MBCT on par with maintenance antidepressant pharmacotherapy and leading to a relative reduction of risk on the order of 30-40%...
January 2016: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26445055/in-situ-real-time-monitoring-of-volatile-organic-compound-exposure-and-heart-rate-variability-for-patients-with-multiple-chemical-sensitivity
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Atsushi Mizukoshi, Kazukiyo Kumagai, Naomichi Yamamoto, Miyuki Noguchi, Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi, Hiroaki Kumano, Kou Sakabe, Yukio Yanagisawa
In-situ real-time monitoring of volatile organic compound (VOC) exposure and heart rate variability (HRV) were conducted for eight multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) patients using a VOC monitor, a Holter monitor, and a time-activity questionnaire for 24 h to identify the relationship between VOC exposure, biological effects, and subjective symptoms in actual life. The results revealed no significantly different parameters for averaged values such as VOC concentration, HF (high frequency), and LF (low frequency) to HF ratio compared with previous data from healthy subjects (Int...
October 5, 2015: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26438099/involvement-of-subcortical-brain-structures-during-olfactory-stimulation-in-multiple-chemical-sensitivity
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Marco Alessandrini, Alessandro Micarelli, Agostino Chiaravalloti, Ernesto Bruno, Roberta Danieli, Mariangela Pierantozzi, Giuseppe Genovesi, Johanna Öberg, Marco Pagani, Orazio Schillaci
Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) patients usually react to odour compounds and the majority of neuroimaging studies assessed, especially at the cortical level, many olfactory-related correlates. The purpose of the present study was to depict sub-cortical metabolic changes during a neutral (NC) and pure (OC) olfactory stimulation by using a recently validated (18)F-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography/computer tomography procedure in 26 MCS and 11 healthy (HC) resting subjects undergoing a battery of clinical tests...
March 2016: Brain Topography
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