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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026887/single-dose-intravenous-sodium-valproate-depakine-versus-dexamethasone-for-the-treatment-of-acute-migraine-headache-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
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Narges Karimi, Mahdiye Tavakoli, Jamshid Yazdani Charati, Mastoureh Shamsizade
OBJECTIVE: Migraine headache is a chronic and disabling condition in adults. Some studies have investigated the efficacy of sodium valproate in the treatment of acute migraine, but the effectiveness and tolerability of intravenous valproate as abortive therapy remains unclear. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of sodium valproate and dexamethasone in the treatment of acute migraine. METHODS: We conducted a double-blind randomized clinical trial including 90 patients aged 18 to 65 years with acute migraine headache but no aura...
September 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026673/endoscopic-management-of-a-cavernous-malformation-on-the-floor-of-third-ventricle-and-aqueduct-of-sylvius-technical-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Luis Alberto Ortega-Porcayo, Alexander Perdomo-Pantoja, Isaac Jair Palacios-Ortíz, Salomon Cohen Cohen, Juan Pablo González-Mosqueda, Juan Luis Gómez-Amador
BACKGROUND: Intraventricular cavernous malformations are unusual intracranial vascular malformations; their deep anatomical location complicates their surgical management. Microsurgical approaches are the gold standard approaches for the resection of ventricular lesions, however, they imply considerable neurovascular risks. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 51-year-old patient presented with acute headache, diplopia, vertigo, blurred vision, and a depressed level of consciousness...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022755/randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-parallel-group-multi-center-study-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-adam-zolmitriptan-for-the-acute-treatment-of-migraine
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Egilius Lh Spierings, Jan Lewis Brandes, David B Kudrow, James Weintraub, Peter C Schmidt, Donald J Kellerman, Stewart J Tepper
Objective To determine the efficacy, tolerability, and safety of ascending doses of Adhesive Dermally-Applied Microarray (ADAM) zolmitriptan versus placebo for acute migraine treatment. Background ADAM is a novel patient-administered system for intracutaneous drug administration. In a phase 1 pharmacokinetic study, zolmitriptan administered using ADAM had much faster absorption than oral administration with higher exposure in the first two hours. Methods This was a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group Phase 2b/3 study evaluating ADAM zolmitriptan 1 mg, 1...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021759/effects-of-gladiolus-dalenii-on-the-stress-induced-behavioral-neurochemical-and-reproductive-changes-in-rats
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David Fotsing, Gwladys T Ngoupaye, Agnes C Ouafo, Stephanie K J Njapdounke, Yongabi A Kenneth, Elisabeth Ngo Bum
Gladiolus dalenii is a plant commonly used in many regions of Cameroon as a cure for various diseases like headaches, epilepsy, schizophrenia, and mood disorders. Recent studies have revealed that the aqueous extract of G. dalenii (AEGD) exhibited antidepressant-like properties in rats. Therefore, we hypothesized that the AEGD could protect from the stress-induced behavioral, neurochemical, and reproductive changes in rats. The objective of the present study was to elucidate the effect of the AEGD on behavioral, neurochemical, and reproductive characteristics, using female rats subjected to chronic immobilization stress...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993037/reversible-stress-cardiomyopathy-secondary-to-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-case-report
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Konstantinos Lampropoulos, Evangelos Giannoulis, Bazoukis George, Gary Tse, Epameinondas Triantafyllou, Athanasios Triantafyllou
BACKGROUND: Acute cerebral incidents have been correlated with cardiac manifestations. Specifically, subarachnoid hemorrhage has been correlated with a syndrome described as neurogenic stress cardiomyopathy and mimics acute coronary syndrome. CASE REPORT: A 55-year-old woman presented at the Emergency Department of our hospital complaining of vomiting and headache of sudden onset. Computed tomography angiography revealed a ruptured aneurysm at the tip of the basilar artery and the patient underwent a successful complete embolism of the sac of the aneurysm...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988251/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-generic-rosuvastatin-in-a-real-world-setting-prospective-observational-clinical-study-in-lebanese-patients
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Mohamad Betto, Jocelyne Fares, Nada Saliba, Hajar Ballout
BACKGROUND: No published studies have assessed the efficacy and safety of rosuvastatin generics. OBJECTIVES: Primary objective to assess the safety and efficacy of a generic rosuvastatin in reducing plasma low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in Lebanese dyslipidemic patients. Changes in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides and adverse effects were secondary objectives. DESIGN: Prospective, observational, non-comparative...
September 2017: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987431/spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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REVIEW
Stephen Alerhand, Cappi Lay
Although commonly arising from poorly controlled hypertension, spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage may occur secondary to several other etiologies. Clinical presentation to the emergency department ranges from headache with vomiting to coma. In addition to managing the ABCs, the crux of emergency management lies in stopping hematoma expansion and other complications to prevent clinical deterioration. This may be achieved primarily through anticoagulation reversal, blood pressure, empiric management of intracranial pressure, and early neurosurgical consultation for posterior fossa hemorrhage...
November 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984712/acute-angle-closure-secondary-to-tubercular-choroidal-granuloma
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Sushmita Kaushik, Ramandeep Singh, Atul Arora, Gunjan Joshi, Kusum Sharma, Basavraj Tigari
Acute angle closure is usually thought to be secondary to pupillary block which is relieved by laser iridotomy. Anterior rotation of the ciliary body at the scleral spur following development of an inflammatory cilio-choroidal detachment may result in a presentation of acute angle closure. It is imperative to recognize this condition correctly, because the management is with cycloplegics and anti-inflammatory drugs, which is diametrically opposite to the treatment of primary angle closure. More importantly, it has been reported as a consequence of serious systemic disease such as HIV infection and Vogt Koyanagi Harada(VKH) syndrome...
September 3, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974247/the-long-term-effect-of-acupuncture-for-patients-with-chronic-tension-type-headache-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lingyun Lu, Hui Zheng, Qianhua Zheng, Xinyu Hao, Siyuan Zhou, Shusen Zhang, Tao Wei, Tao Gao, Duoxi Duan, Ling Zhao, Ning Li, Ying Li
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of acupuncture for patients with chronic tension-type headache (CTTH) is controversial. In this article, we report the protocol for a randomized controlled trial aiming to evaluate the long-term effect of acupuncture for CTTH, in comparison with superficial acupuncture. DESIGN: A two-armed, parallel-design, patient-assessor blind, randomized controlled trial is underway in China. A total of 218 participants with CTTH will be randomly assigned to the treatment group or the control group in a 1:1 ratio...
October 3, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963303/randomised-controlled-trial-of-bariatric-surgery-versus-a-community-weight-loss-programme-for-the-sustained-treatment-of-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-the-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-weight-trial-iih-wt-protocol
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Ryan Ottridge, Susan P Mollan, Hannah Botfield, Emma Frew, Natalie J Ives, Tim Matthews, James Mitchell, Caroline Rick, Rishi Singhal, Rebecca Woolley, Alexandra J Sinclair
INTRODUCTION: Effective treatments are lacking for idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), a condition characterised by raised intracranial pressure (ICP) and papilloedema, and found primarily in obese women. Weight loss and lowering body mass index (BMI) have been shown to lower ICP and improve symptoms in IIH; however, weight loss is typically not maintained, meaning IIH symptoms return. The Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Weight Trial (IIH:WT) will assess whether bariatric surgery is an effective long-term treatment for patients with IIH with a BMI over 35 kg/m(2)...
September 27, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960048/coexistence-of-radiation-induced-meningioma-and-moyamoya-syndrome-10-years-after-irradiation-against-medulloblastoma-a-case-report
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Ji Yeon Han, Jung Won Choi, Kyu Chang Wang, Ji Hoon Phi, Ji Yeoun Lee, Jong Hee Chae, Sung Hye Park, Jung Eun Cheon, Seung Ki Kim
Radiotherapy is one of the standard treatments for medulloblastoma. However, therapeutic central nervous system irradiation in children may carry delayed side effects, such as radiation-induced tumor and vasculopathy. Here, we report the first case of coexisting meningioma and moyamoya syndrome, presenting 10 years after radiotherapy for medulloblastoma. A 13-year-old boy presented with an enhancing mass at the cerebral falx on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) after surgery, radiotherapy (30.6 Gy craniospinal axis, 19...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953632/effect-of-percutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-for-the-treatment-of-migraine
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Hong Li, Qiao-Rong Xu
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the effectiveness and safety of percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS) in migraine treatment. METHODS: Sixty-two patients with at least 2 migration attacks each month were recruited and randomly divided into a verum PENS group and a sham PENS group in a ratio of 1:1. All patients received verum or sham PENS 30 minutes daily, 5 times weekly for 12 weeks. The primary outcomes were change in monthly migraine days (MMD) and the 50% responder rate (RR)...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952326/education-on-the-brain-a-partnership-between-a-pediatric-primary-care-center-and-neurology-residency
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Eric Zwemer, Miya Bernson-Leung, Corinna Rea, Archana A Patel, Rejean Guerriero, David K Urion, Sara L Toomey
The national shortage of pediatric neurologists is worsening, yet referral rates by pediatricians are high. Suboptimal training of pediatric residents in care of patients with neurologic disease may be a contributing factor. We formed a partnership between the Boston Children's Primary Care at Longwood clinic and Child Neurology Residency Training Program. The educational intervention included lectures, observed neurologic examinations, in-person and virtual triage, and an electronic medical record-based consult system...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951273/stenosis-before-thrombosis-intracranial-hypertension-from-jugular-foramen-stenosis-secondary-to-renal-osteodystrophy
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Darian R Esfahani, Ali Alaraj, Daniel M Birk, Keith R Thulborn, Fady T Charbel
BACKGROUND: Venous outflow obstructions are rare anatomic findings that can present with symptoms of elevated intracranial pressure, including headache and vision loss, and can be mistaken for more common diagnoses, such as idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) or cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST). While venous outflow obstructions have been reported in rare bone dysplasias and congenital abnormalities, to date they have not been reported in renal osteodystrophy (ROD), a relatively common disorder seen in patients with chronic kidney disease...
September 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950832/orbital-apex-syndrome-secondary-to-a-fungal-nasal-septal-abscess-caused-by-scedosporium-apiospermum-in-a-patient-with-uncontrolled-diabetes-a-case-report
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Ippei Kishimoto, Shogo Shinohara, Tetsuhiro Ueda, Shoichi Tani, Hajime Yoshimura, Yukihiro Imai
BACKGROUND: Orbital apex syndrome is a localized type of orbital cellulitis, where mass lesions occur at the apex of the cranial nerves. Although nasal septal abscess is uncommon, the organism most likely to cause nasal septal abscess is Staphylococcus aureus, and fungal septal abscesses are rare. Here we present an extremely rare and serious case of orbital apex syndrome secondary to fungal nasal septal abscess caused by Scedosporium apiospermum in a patient with uncontrolled diabetes...
September 26, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948420/addition-of-silymarin-to-renin-angiotensin-system-blockers-in-normotensive-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-proteinuria-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Luminita Voroneanu, Dimitrie Siriopol, Raluca Dumea, Silvia Badarau, Mehmet Kanbay, Baris Afsar, Cristina Gavrilovici, Adrian Covic
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, despite constant investigation, no current single treatment has been able to decrease the incidence of diabetic nephropathy and to significantly reduce progression of diabetic CKD. METHODS: Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and proteinuria (>0.5 g/day) after a screening and treatment optimization phase were randomly assigned to receive silymarin or placebo. The primary outcome was a composite outcome: mortality, decline of eGFR > 50% and renal replacement therapy...
September 25, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946177/surgical-intervention-for-pituitary-apoplexy-an-analysis-of-functional-outcomes
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Martin J Rutkowski, Sandeep Kunwar, Lewis Blevins, Manish K Aghi
OBJECTIVE Pituitary apoplexy is a clinical syndrome consisting of neurological and endocrine abnormalities secondary to hemorrhage or ischemia of an underlying pituitary adenoma. The authors investigated whether there was a significant difference in neurological, endocrine, and nonneuroendocrine outcomes for patients with pituitary apoplexy, based on the time between symptom onset and surgical intervention. METHODS The authors retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 32 patients who had presented to their institution with acute pituitary apoplexy and subsequently undergone endonasal transsphenoidal resection in the period from 2003 to 2014...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944683/-thoracic-migraine-as-a-new-manifestation-of-migraine-case-report
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Torsten Kraya, Stephan Mages, Stephan Zierz
Background and objectives Abdominal pain is a well-known headache-associated symptom in migraine in children, but rarely in adults. We describe a case of a female patient with typical accompanying migraine symptoms without headache but with thoracic pain. Case report The present case of a 41 year-old-woman shows recurrent attacks with thoracic pain and typical accompanying migraine symptoms but without headache. Symptoms resolved upon treatment with triptans and beta blockers. Discussion This case might be interpreted as "thoracic migraine", and extends the spectrum of migraine forms...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934778/the-effect-of-early-use-of-supplemental-therapy-on-preventing-postherpetic-neuralgia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiu-Fang Xing, Zhen-Feng Zhou, Feng-Jiang Zhang, Min Yan
BACKGROUND: Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is the most common and refractory complication of herpes zoster (HZ). Aggressive treatment of acute pain in HZ has the potential to prevent the development of PHN, but the preventive efficacy of supplemental therapy commonly used in clinical practice is controversial. OBJECTIVES: Our aim is to examine the efficacy of supplemental therapy in preventing PHN. STUDY DESIGN: A meta-analysis. SETTING: All of the selected studies are randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929486/migraine-and-invasive-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-risk-in-the-nurses-health-study-ii-and-the-women-s-health-study
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Megan S Rice, Pamela M Rist, Anke C Winter, Tobias Kurth, Shelley S Tworoger
Migraine is a common primary headache disorder, which predominantly impacts women. Recently, migraine has been hypothesized to be associated with hormonally related cancers; however the potential association between migraine and ovarian cancer has not been studied. Therefore, we evaluated the association between migraine and invasive epithelial ovarian cancer risk in two prospective cohorts, the Nurses' Health Study II (NHSII) and the Women's Health Study (WHS). Our prospective analysis included 113,124 NHSII participants aged 25-42 at study baseline as well as 33,490 participants in the WHS who were 45 years or older at study entry...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
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