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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329548/the-cost-of-a-pediatric-neurocritical-care-program-for-traumatic-brain-injury-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Steven W Howard, Zidong Zhang, Paula Buchanan, Stephanie L Bernell, Christine Williams, Lindsey Pearson, Michael Huetsch, Jeff Gill, Jose A Pineda
BACKGROUND: Inpatient care for children with severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) is expensive, with inpatient charges averaging over $70,000 per case (Hospital Inpatient, Children Only, National Statistics. Diagnoses- clinical classification software (CCS) principal diagnosis category 85 coma, stupor, and brain damage, and 233 intracranial injury. Diagnoses by Aggregate charges [ https://hcupnet.ahrq.gov/#setup ]). This ranks sTBI in the top quartile of pediatric conditions with the greatest inpatient costs (Hospital Inpatient, Children Only, National Statistics...
January 12, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297141/lactulose-a-simple-sugar-in-a-complex-encephalopathy
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Eelco F M Wijdicks
Hepatic encephalopathy is a common encephalopathy and one of the very few that are treatable. Lactulose has remained a standard pharmaceutical intervention and is listed as one of the World Health Organization's Essential Medicines. The discovery of lactulose, the acid dialysis proof of concept, and the role of Bircher are not well known. This historical vignette reviews the gradual understanding of the complex liver-brain connection, the effective treatment of hepatic stupor with lactulose, and the immediate relevance of lactulose to the practice of consultative neurocritical care...
January 2, 2018: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201856/complete-reversal-of-diffusion-restriction-after-treatment-of-traumatic-carotid-cavernous-fistula
#3
Jeong Hyun Shim, Inbo Han
A 15-year-old man presented with stupor following a motorcycle traffic accident. The patient was diagnosed with a traumatic left carotid cavernous fistula (CCF) with pseudoaneurysm of the left internal carotid artery. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed transiently restricted diffusion in the left centrum semiovale white matter and lower temporo-occipital area extending to the splenium of the corpus callosum, with high signal intensity on diffusion-weighted imaging. On the 35th day of admission, the patient had complete neurological recovery and a follow-up brain MRI revealed complete resolution of the lesions in the left centrum semiovale and splenium of the corpus callosum...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201853/proper-management-of-posttraumatic-tension-pneumocephalus
#4
Jinwon Kwon, Hyoung Kyun Rha, Hae Kwan Park, Chung Kee Chough, Won Il Joo, Sung Hoon Cho, Wonmo Gu, Wonjun Moon, Jaesung Han
Pneumocephalus is commonly seen after craniofacial injury. The pathogenesis of pneumocephalus has been debated as to whether it was caused by ball valve effect or combined episodic increased pressure within the nasopharynx on coughing. Discontinuous exchange of air and cerebrospinal fluid due to "inverted bottle" effect is assumed to be the cause of it. Delayed tension pneumocephalus is not common, but it requires an active management in order to prevent serious complication. We represent a clinical case of a 57-year-old male patient who fell down from 3 m height, complicated by tension pneumocephalus on 5 months after trauma...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158069/intraosseous-lipoma-of-the-maxillary-tuberosity-a-case-report
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Sasa Z Tabakovic, Milica Mijovic, Dragan Krasic, Dejan Z Tabakovic, Branislav Djerkovic
Intraosseous lipoma appears less frequently in the maxilla than in the mandible. The initial phase of tumor development is characterized by asymptomatic growth, followed by the presence of pain and paresthesia in the later stage. We report the case of a 43-year-old female patient who contacted a doctor because of periodic pains and stupor in the left side of the upper jaw. The exostosis-like formation was found by palpation, subsequently raising suspicion of an odontogenic tumor on the basis of panoramic imaging (dental orthopan)...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123489/plasmapheresis-responsive-rapid-onset-dementia-with-predominantly-frontal-dysfunction-in-the-context-of-hashimoto-s-encephalopathy
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Dominique Endres, Magnus S Vry, Petra Dykierek, Anne N Riering, Eva Lüngen, Oliver Stich, Rick Dersch, Nils Venhoff, Daniel Erny, Irina Mader, Philipp T Meyer, Ludger Tebartz van Elst
Background: Hashimoto's encephalopathy (HE) is a rare immunological neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by increased antithyroid antibodies and mixed neurological and psychiatric symptoms. HE has been previously discussed as a differential diagnosis for rapid progressive dementia. However, most of these patients suffered from additional neurological symptoms, like ataxia or seizures. Case presentation: Here, we present the case of a 59-year-old female patient suffering rapid onset dementia with salient frontal executive dysfunction...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110334/frontotemporal-dementia-with-trans-activation-response-dna-binding-protein-43-presenting-with-catatonic-syndrome
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Ryohei Watanabe, Ito Kawakami, Mitsumoto Onaya, Shinji Higashi, Nobutaka Arai, Haruhiko Akiyama, Masato Hasegawa, Tetsuaki Arai
Catatonia is a clinical syndrome characterized by symptoms such as immobility, mutism, stupor, stereotypy, echophenomena, catalepsy, automatic obedience, posturing, negativism, gegenhalten and ambitendency. This syndrome occurs mostly in mood disorder and schizophrenic patients, and is related to neuronal dysfunction involving the frontal lobe. Some cases of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) with catatonia have been reported, but these cases were not examined by autopsy. Here, we report on a FTD case which showed catatonia after the first episode of brief psychotic disorder...
November 7, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061438/symptom-profile-of-catatonia-in-children-and-adolescents-admitted-to-psychiatry-inpatient-unit
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Sandeep Grover, Nidhi Chauhan, Akhilesh Sharma, Subho Chakrabarti, Ajit Avasthi
AIM: To study the symptom profile of catatonia in children and adolescents. METHODOLOGY: Treatment records of all the inpatients aged (≤19 years) were reviewed for the period January 2005 to January 2017. Patients with catatonia (diagnosed as having at least two symptoms as per the Bush Francis Catatonia Rating scale) were included. RESULTS: During the study period, data was available for 52 children and adolescent. The mean age of the sample was 16...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040095/awnings-before-yawnings-advertising-anesthetic-stupor-at-the-cooper
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November 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941779/historical-and-conceptual-aspects-of-motor-disorders-in-the-psychoses
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German E Berrios, Ivana S Marková
Historical epistemology is a useful method to understand the longitudinal construction of the movement disorders in psychiatry. Four periods can be identified in such a process. The first, extending from Classical times to the work of Griesinger, included disorders such as catalepsy, crocidism, epilepsy and paralysis. The second period, stretching from Griesinger to Kahlbaum, concentrated on the study of melancholia attonita, stupor and catatonia. The third period, covering the time from Kahlbaum to WWI, witnessed important conceptual shifts such as: the transformation of madness into psychoses; the redefinition of movement and motility in psychiatry; the appearance of self-contained syndromes as dyskinesias, tics, akathisia, complex disorders like the cases of encephalitis lethargica, etc...
September 20, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872032/atlas-of-electroencephalography-3rd-edition
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Ali Akbar Asadi-Pooya, Dennis Dlugos, Christopher Skidmore, Michael R Sperling
Electroencephalography (EEG) is the recording of the electrical activity of the brain. EEG is a reliable test to assess cerebral function. It aids in diagnosis, classification, and management of patients with epilepsy. It also has practical uses in conditions other than epilepsy. Moreover, it is harmless and inexpensive. EEG is an important tool for evaluating patients with epilepsy. It may help classify the syndrome, identify the likely source of focal seizures, and confirm a diagnosis of status epilepticus...
September 5, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861900/does-persisting-fear-sustain-catatonia
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M Fink, E Shorter
OBJECTIVE: To examine the psychological substrate of catatonia. METHOD: Reviewing the historical descriptions and explanations of catatonic behaviours by clinicians from its delineation in the 19th century to the present. RESULTS: Patients with catatonia are often haunted by fears and terrors; this has not been widely appreciated, and certainly was lost from view in the days when catatonia was considered a subtype of schizophrenia. The report contributes to resolving a major question in catatonia: is the mind in stupor inactive, as the blank state that we picture in anesthetized patients, or is the mind active, so preoccupied as to exclude all other influences...
November 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846054/severe-clinical-events-in-100-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-retrospective-clinical-description-using-a-system-specific-psychopathological-approach
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Moritz E Wigand, Fabian U Lang, Lea Reichhardt, Thomas G Schulze, Sebastian Walther, Thomas Becker, Markus Jäger
Catatonic states and numerous other severe clinical events can complicate the course of schizophrenia. Whether these severe courses are associated with particular system-specific symptom dimensions remain unclear. Aim is to assess the frequency of severe clinical events in a clinical population and to investigate the association of these events with sociodemographic data and system-specific psychopathology, combining qualitative and quantitative data. We performed a comprehensive retrospective description of a well-described and geographically stable sample of 100 patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder and linked severe clinical events with sociodemographic data at inclusion into the study (as indicators of social functioning) and symptoms at first admission, classified with the Bern Psychopathology Scale (BPS)...
August 28, 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825577/-myxedema-coma
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Leonardo F L Rizzo, Daniela L Mana, Oscar D Bruno, Leonard Wartofsky
Hypothyroidism is a frequently diagnosed and simply treated disease. If not recognised, however, in time it may develop into the most severe manifestation of hypothyroidism known as myxedema coma. The term "myxedema coma" is generally seen as misleading since most patients do not initially present in a coma. The typical progression is lethargy evolving into stupor and, eventually, into coma with respiratory failure and hypothermia. It mainly affects elderly women, often occurring in winter and is relatively rare...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804692/one-case-with-dexmedetomidine-induced-stuporous-state-in-epileptic-patient-undergoing-abdominal-surgery
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Dong-Ji Han, Zhi-Gang He, Zhi-Qiang Zhou, Li Feng, Cheng Liu, Yan Xiang, Hong-Bing Xiang
A 56-year-old epileptic patient underwent right hemicolectomy and cholecystectomy surgery under general endotracheal anesthesia. Anesthesia was maintained with sevoflurane, and sufentanil, rocuronium, and dexmedetomidine infusions. After the operation and confirmation of neuromuscular recovery, the patient woke from anesthesia within 15 min and successfully extubated. After the vital signs of patient were stable, the patient was transported to post anesthesia care unit (PACU). 6 h after the surgery, he fell into a stuporous state for lasting 14 h and EEG showed no epileptiform discharges...
2017: American Journal of Neurodegenerative Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797478/heat-stress-is-associated-with-disruption-of-ion-balance-in-the-migratory-locust-locusta-migratoria
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James D B O'Sullivan, Heath A MacMillan, Johannes Overgaard
Thermal tolerance is important in determining the spatial and temporal distributions of insects but the mechanisms which determine upper thermal limits remain poorly understood. In terrestrial insects heat tolerance is unlikely to be limited by oxygen supply but in some arthropods, heat stress has been shown to cause haemolymph hyperkalaemia which is known to have detrimental effects on neuromuscular excitability. It is however unresolved if heat-induced hyperkalemia is the cause or the result of cellular heat injury...
August 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791561/electro-radiological-observations-of-grade-iii-iv-hepatic-encephalopathy-patients-with-seizures
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Christopher R Newey, Pravin George, Aarti Sarwal, Norman So, Stephen Hantus
BACKGROUND: Neurological complications in liver failure are common. Often under-recognized neurological complications are seizures and status epilepticus. These may go unrecognized without continuous electroencephalography (CEEG). We highlight the observed electro-radiological changes in patients with grade III/IV hepatic encephalopathy (HE) found to have seizures and/or status epilepticus on CEEG and the associated neuroimaging. METHODS: This study was a retrospective review of patients with West Haven grade III/IV HE and seizures/status epilepticus on CEEG...
August 8, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777033/pulmonary-embolism-during-stuporous-episodes-of-catatonia-was-found-to-be-the-most-frequent-cause-of-preventable-death-according-to-a-state-mortality-review-6-deaths-in-15-years
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Rocio Puentes, Allen Brenzel, Jose de Leon
Case reports have indicated that pulmonary embolism (PE) can be associated with deaths during episodes of catatonia. A 15-year death registry in Kentucky state psychiatric hospitals was reviewed for deaths during episodes of catatonia. From 2002 to May of 2016, reports of 96 deaths at these state psychiatric hospitals were found and reviewed by the state mortality committee. The charts of the identified catatonic patients were thoroughly reviewed. All 6 deaths occurred during episodes of what Fink and Taylor would call retarded catatonia and Ungvari would call acute stuporous catatonia...
August 4, 2017: Clinical Schizophrenia & related Psychoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759517/overt-hepatic-encephalopathy-experienced-by-individuals-with-cirrhosis-a-qualitative-interview-study
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Lea Ladegaard Grønkjær, Thomas Hoppe Sehstedt, Annelise Norlyk, Hendrik Vilstrup
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) markedly reduces an individual's quality of life as measured by established scoring systems. However, the experiences of having HE that can be assumed to cause the loss of quality of life have not yet been examined. This study aimed to explore how individuals with cirrhosis experienced overt HE by means of an in-depth interview with a tailored semistructured interview guide and qualitative analysis. Eight patients with cirrhosis who had clinically recovered from disorientation, somnolence, and stupor due to episodic HE Grade II or III were interviewed...
August 16, 2017: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664715/the-history-of-arsenical-pesticides-and-health-risks-related-to-the-use-of-agent-blue
#20
Vladimir Bencko, Florence Yan Li Foong
Arsenicals in agriculture. Beginning in the 1970s, the use of arsenic compounds for such purposes as wood preservatives, began to grow. By 1980, in the USA, 70% of arsenic had been consumed for the production of wood preservatives. This practice was later stopped, due to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ban of the arsenic-and chromium-based wood preservative chromated copper arsenate. In the past, arsenical herbicides containing cacodylic acid as an active ingredient have been used extensively in the USA, from golf courses to cotton fields, and drying-out the plants before harvesting...
June 12, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
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