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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355908/losigamone-add-on-therapy-for-focal-epilepsy
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Yousheng Xiao, Man Luo, Jin Wang, Hongye Luo
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a common neurologic disorder, affecting approximately 50 million people worldwide; nearly a third of these people have epilepsy that is not well controlled by a single antiepileptic drug (AED) and they usually require treatment with a combination of two or more AEDs. In recent years, many newer AEDs have been investigated as add-on therapy for focal epilepsy; losigamone is one of these drugs and is the focus of this systematic review. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2012 (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 6) and updated in 2015...
January 22, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355392/factor-structure-of-the-rivermead-post-concussion-symptoms-questionnaire-over-the-first-year-following-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Suzanne Barker-Collo, Alice Theadom, Nicola Starkey, Michael Kahan, Kelly Jones, Valery Feigin
BACKGROUND: We examined the factor structure of the Rivermead Post-Concussion Symptom Questionnaire (RPQ), the most commonly used measure of post-concussive symptoms, over the first year post-injury. METHOD: Factor analysis (orthogonal rotation) was used to examine the RPQ items that form coherent subsets/factors within 2-weeks, and 1, 6, and 12-months post-mTBI in 527 adults (age >16 years). RESULTS: At baseline, three factors accounted for 63...
January 22, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332630/effects-of-a-program-of-cognitive-behavioural-group-therapy-vestibular-rehabilitation-and-psychoeducational-explanations-on-patients-with-dizziness-and-no-quantified-balance-deficit-compared-to-patients-with-dizziness-and-a-quantified-balance-deficit
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D A Schmid, J H J Allum, M Sleptsova, S Gross, J Gaab, A Welge-Lüssen, R Schaefert, W Langewitz
BACKGROUND: We examined whether a program combining cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), vestibular rehabilitation (VR) and psychoeducation is equally effective in improving psychometric measures in patients with dizziness independent of a balance deficit. Measures of patients with dizziness only (DO) were compared to those of patients also having a quantified balance deficit (QBD). METHODS: 32 patients (23 female, 9 male) with persistent dizziness were analysed as 2 groups based on stance and gait balance control: those with QBD (pathological balance) or DO (normal balance)...
February 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329826/gender-differences-in-presentation-treatment-and-in-hospital-outcome-of-patients-admitted-with-heart-failure-complicated-by-atrial-fibrillation-from-the-get-with-the-guidelines-heart-failure-gwtg-hf-registry
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Mitra Daneshvar, Nayan Desai, John Andriulli, Matthew Ortman, Eben Eno, Krystal Hunter, Andrea M Russo
Almost 25% of patients with heart failure (HF) have coexisting atrial fibrillation (AF), the latter of which may increase morbidity and mortality. Despite the high prevalence of HF with concomitant AF, this subgroup of patients remains understudied. This study examines gender differences in presentation, treatment and in-hospital outcome of patients with HF and AF. The Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure (GWTG-HF) database enrolled 6,496 patients with HF who presented to Cooper University Hospital from 2005 to 2012...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313492/rufinamide-for-the-treatment-of-lennox-gastaut-syndrome-evidence-from-clinical-trials-and-clinical-practice
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Pasquale Striano, Rob McMurray, Estevo Santamarina, Mercè Falip
Rufinamide was granted orphan drug status in 2004 for the adjunctive treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in patients aged ≥4 years, and was subsequently approved for this indication in several countries, including Europe and the United States. Structurally unrelated to other antiepileptic drugs, rufinamide is thought to act primarily by prolonging the inactivation phase of voltage-gated sodium channels. Rufinamide was approved on the basis of an international, randomised, placebo-controlled Phase III trial, conducted in 138 patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, which demonstrated its favourable tolerability profile and efficacy in significantly reducing the frequency of drop attacks and total seizures, compared with placebo...
January 9, 2018: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305208/vestibulo-cochlear-function-in-inflammatory-neuropathies
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Marisa Blanquet, Jens A Petersen, Antonella Palla, Dorothe Veraguth, Konrad P Weber, Dominik Straumann, Alexander A Tarnutzer, Hans H Jung
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to quantify peripheral-vestibular deficits that may contribute to imbalanced stance/gait in patients with inflammatory neuropathies. METHODS: Twenty-one patients (58 ± 15 y [mean age ± 1SD]; chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy = 10, Guillain-Barré Syndrome = 5, Anti-MAG peripheral neuropathy = 2, multifocal-motor-neuropathy = 4) were compared with 26 healthy controls. All subjects received video-head-impulse testing (vHIT), caloric irrigation and cervical/ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic-potentials (VEMPs)...
December 20, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302540/a-chart-review-of-morbidity-patterns-among-adult-patients-attending-primary-care-setting-in-urban-odisha-india-an-international-classification-of-primary-care-experience
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Subhashisa Swain, Sandipana Pati, Sanghamitra Pati
Introduction: Disease burden estimations based on sound epidemiological research provide the foundation for designing health services. Patients visiting a primary care often present with symptoms and signs. Understanding the burden is crucial for developing countries including India. The project aimed to record the reasons for encounter (RFE) at primary care settings for estimating the burden at the health-care facility. Methodology: This cross-sectional study was undertaken at four urban health dispensaries of Bhubaneswar, Odisha, with the aim to explore the prevailing patterns of diseases among patients attending these facilities...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290068/topical-minoxidil-versus-topical-diltiazem-for-chemical-sphincterotomy-of-chronic-anal-fissure-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial
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Mina Alvandipour, Shahram Ala, Mehdi Khalvati, Jamshid Yazdanicharati, Neda Koulaeinejad
BACKGROUND: Anal fissure is a common anorectal problem causing severe pain and discomfort to the patients. Chemical sphincterotomy has emerged as a noninvasive alternative to the surgical methods of fissure treatment. The objective of this study was evaluation of the efficacy and the adverse effects of topically applied minoxidil in chemical sphincterotomy of chronic anal fissure in comparison with topical diltiazem. METHODS: A total of 88 patients with chronic anal fissure aged between 15 and 65 years were included in this double-blind, randomized clinical trial and were randomly assigned to either 0...
December 31, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288911/a-retrospective-multicentre-study-of-perampanel-given-as-monotherapy-in-routine-clinical-care-in-people-with-epilepsy
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Antonio Gil-Nagel, Sergey Burd, Manuel Toledo, Josemir W Sander, Anna Lebedeva, Anna Patten, Antonio Laurenza
PURPOSE: Perampanel is approved for adjunctive treatment of focal seizures, with or without secondarily generalised seizures, and for primary generalised tonic-clonic seizures in people with epilepsy aged ≥12 years. Perampanel was recently approved for monotherapy use for partial seizures in the United States. This study provides insight into the feasibility of perampanel monotherapy in real-world settings. METHODS: This retrospective, non-interventional, multicentre study (NCT02736162) was conducted between January 2013 and March 2016 in specialist epilepsy centres in Europe and Russia...
October 18, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287216/the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-lacosamide-in-children-with-epilepsy-in-a-clinical-practice-setting
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Francesc Sanmartí-Vilaplana, Asunción Díaz-Gómez
BACKGROUND: Seizures in up to 30% of children with epilepsy become refractory to treatment, decreasing their quality of life. Studies suggest that lacosamide may be effective in pediatric patients with refractory epilepsy. AIMS: To assess the effectiveness and safety of lacosamide in a population of children with mostly focal refractory epilepsy. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of children aged <18years presenting to a single hospital in Spain...
December 26, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287036/benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo-bppv-in-children-and-adolescents-clinical-features-and-response-to-therapy-in-110-pediatric-patients
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Jacob R Brodsky, Sophie Lipson, Jared Wilber, Guangwei Zhou
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to characterize the clinical features and outcomes of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) in the pediatric population. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case review. SETTING: Tertiary care center. PATIENTS: One hundred ten patients, aged 5 to 19 years old, diagnosed with BPPV. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Patient demographics, comorbidities, canal involvement, response to treatment, and incidence of recurrence...
December 28, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283101/the-reliability-and-validity-of-dokuz-eyl%C3%A3-l-university-meniere-s-disease-disability-scale
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Başak Mutlu, Günay Kırkım, Serpil Mungan Durankaya, Selhan Gürkan, Tahsin Oğuz Başokçu, Enis Alpin Güneri
OBJECTIVE: Ménière's Disease (MD) is a chronic, non-life threatening inner ear disease, with attacks of disabling vertigo, progressive hearing loss, and tinnitus as the major symptoms. All three symptoms, separately or in combination, cause great distress and have a considerable impact on the quality of life of the patients. The aims of this study were to develop a disease-specific quality of life survey for patients with MD and to analyze the relationships between the audiovestibular findings and the survey...
December 14, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259575/visually-induced-dizziness-in-children-and-validation-of-the-pediatric-visually-induced-dizziness-questionnaire
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Marousa Pavlou, Susan L Whitney, Abdulaziz A Alkathiry, Marian Huett, Linda M Luxon, Ewa Raglan, Emma L Godfrey, Doris-Eva Bamiou
Aims: To develop and validate the Pediatric Visually Induced Dizziness Questionnaire (PVID) and quantify the presence and severity of visually induced dizziness (ViD), i.e., symptoms induced by visual motion stimuli including crowds and scrolling computer screens in children. Methods: 169 healthy (female n = 89; recruited from mainstream schools, London, UK) and 114 children with a primary migraine, concussion, or vestibular disorder diagnosis (female n = 62), aged 6-17 years, were included...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250772/adjunctive-perampanel-in-partial-onset-seizures-asia-pacific-randomized-phase-iii-study
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T Nishida, S K Lee, Y Inoue, K Saeki, K Ishikawa, S Kaneko
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of perampanel, a selective, non-competitive, α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptor antagonist, as an adjunctive treatment for patients with refractory partial-onset seizures (POS) from Asia-Pacific. MATERIALS & METHODS: This multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial (ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01618695) involved patients aged ≥12 years with refractory POS (receiving 1-3 antiepileptic drugs)...
December 17, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248884/use-of-general-practice-before-and-after-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study-in-denmark
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Stine Fjendbo Galili, Bodil Hammer Bech, Claus Vestergaard, Morten Fenger-Gron, Jakob Christensen, Mogens Vestergaard, Jette Ahrensberg
OBJECTIVES: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is commonly seen in the emergency department (ED). Approximately 85%-90% of TBIs are mild (mTBI). Some cause symptoms such as headache, dizziness, anxiety, blurred vision, insomnia and concentration difficulties, collectively known as postconcussion syndrome (PCS). Some studies suggest that recovery from mTBI is complete. Others find that symptoms persist for months, even years. The aim of this study was to describe the use of general practice, before and after mTBI, as a proxy for symptoms in a large cohort...
December 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248384/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-telmisartan-amlodipine-hydrochlorothiazide-versus-telmisartan-amlodipine-combination-therapy-for-essential-hypertension-uncontrolled-with-telmisartan-amlodipine-the-phase-iii-multicenter-randomized-double-blind-tahyti-study
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Ki-Chul Sung, Yong-Seog Oh, Dong-Hun Cha, Soon-Jun Hong, Kyung-Heon Won, Ki-Dong Yoo, Seung-Woon Rha, Young-Keun Ahn, Jeong-Cheon Ahn, Ji-Yong Jang, Tack-Jong Hong, Sang-Kyoon Cho, Sang-Ho Park, Min-Su Hyon, Chang-Wook Nam, In-Ho Chae, Byung-Su Yoo, Jong-Min Song, Jin-Ok Jeong, Young Won Yoon, Byung-Soo Kim, Tae-Hyun Yang, Deok-Kyu Cho, Sang-Hyun Kim, Yu-Jeong Choi, Ji-Hun Ahn, Dong-Woon Jeon, Hyo-Soo Kim
PURPOSE: This 8-week study in Korea aimed to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of a telmisartan/amlodipine + hydrochlorothiazide (TAH) combination versus telmisartan/amlodipine (TA) combination in patients with essential hypertension that did not respond appropriately to 4-week treatment with TA. METHODS: All patients who met the inclusion criteria received TA (40/5 mg) during a 4-week run-in period (period 1). Patients who met the criteria for essential hypertension (mean sitting systolic blood pressure [MSSBP], ≥140 and <200 mm Hg, or ≥130 and<200 mm Hg in those with diabetes mellitus or chronic kidney disease) after period 1 were randomly assigned to receive TA 40/5 mg + hydrochlorothiazide 12...
December 13, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241647/safety-of-currently-licensed-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-vaccines-in-the-united-states-vaccine-adverse-event-reporting-system-vaers-2005-2015
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Penina Haber, Pedro L Moro, Carmen Ng, Paige W Lewis, Beth Hibbs, Sarah F Schillie, Noele P Nelson, Rongxia Li, Brock Stewart, Maria V Cano
INTRODUCTION: Currently four recombinant hepatitis B (HepB) vaccines are in use in the United States. HepB vaccines are recommended for infants, children and adults. We assessed adverse events (AEs) following HepB vaccines reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a national spontaneous reporting system. METHODS: We searched VAERS for reports of AEs following single antigen HepB vaccine and HepB-containing vaccines (either given alone or with other vaccines), from January 2005 - December 2015...
December 11, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238824/effect-of-perioperative-gabapentin-on-postoperative-pain-resolution-and-opioid-cessation-in-a-mixed-surgical-cohort-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jennifer Hah, Sean C Mackey, Peter Schmidt, Rebecca McCue, Keith Humphreys, Jodie Trafton, Bradley Efron, Debra Clay, Yasamin Sharifzadeh, Gabriela Ruchelli, Stuart Goodman, James Huddleston, William J Maloney, Frederick M Dirbas, Joseph Shrager, John Costouros, Catherine Curtin, Ian Carroll
Importance: Guidelines recommend using gabapentin to decrease postoperative pain and opioid use, but significant variation exists in clinical practice. Objective: To determine the effect of perioperative gabapentin on remote postoperative time to pain resolution and opioid cessation. Design, Setting, and Participants: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of perioperative gabapentin was conducted at a single-center, tertiary referral teaching hospital...
December 13, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238749/a-feasibility-study-of-neoadjuvant-talazoparib-for-operable-breast-cancer-patients-with-a-germline-brca-mutation-demonstrates-marked-activity
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J K Litton, M Scoggins, D L Ramirez, R K Murthy, G J Whitman, K R Hess, B E Adrada, S L Moulder, C H Barcenas, V Valero, J Schwartz Gomez, E A Mittendorf, A Thompson, T Helgason, G B Mills, H Piwnica-Worms, B K Arun
This study was undertaken to determine the feasibility of enrolling breast cancer patients on a single-agent-targeted therapy trial before neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Specifically, we evaluated talazoparib in patients harboring a deleterious BRCA mutation (BRCA+). Patients with a germline BRCA mutation and ≥1 cm, HER2-negative primary tumors were eligible. Study participants underwent a pretreatment biopsy, 2 months of talazoparib, off-study core biopsy, anthracycline, and taxane-based chemotherapy ± carboplatin, followed by surgery...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227983/bone-conducted-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potentials-before-and-after-stapes-surgery
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Kazuyuki Akazawa, Shigeto Ohta, Kenzo Tsuzuki, Masafumi Sakagami
OBJECTIVE: To identify whether stapes surgery causes otolith dysfunction using bone-conducted vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Hyogo College of Medicine Hospital. PATIENTS: Twenty primary ears (19 otosclerosis, 1 congenital stapes fixation) in 17 patients (2 men, 15 women; mean age 51 yr, range 20-68 yr) who had normal cervical VEMP (cVEMP) and ocular VEMP (oVEMP) results with bone-conducted stimulation were included...
January 2018: Otology & Neurotology
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