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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333020/oxaliplatin-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-in-south-indian-cancer-patients-a-prospective-study-in-digestive-tract-cancer-patients
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Sreenivasulu Palugulla, Steven Aibor Dkhar, Smita Kayal, Sunil K Narayan
Purpose: The aim of the current study is to report our prospective experience on the prevalence of oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy (OXAIPN) in patients with digestive tract cancers treated with oxaliplatin-based combination therapy. Materials and Methods: A total of 219 patients scheduled to be treated with oxaliplatin-based combination therapy were prospectively examined at baseline and follow-up during the therapy between November 2014 and December 2016...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326878/ten-year-long-enzyme-replacement-therapy-shows-a-poor-effect-in-alleviating-giant-leg-ulcers-in-a-male-with-fabry-disease
#2
Jun Okada, Mohammad Arif Hossain, Chen Wu, Takashi Miyajima, Hiroko Yanagisawa, Keiko Akiyama, Yoshikatsu Eto
Fabry disease is an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder caused by a deficiency of α-galactosidase A (α-gal A), leading to the progressive accumulation of glycosphingolipids. Classical hemizygous males usually present symptoms, including pain and paresthesia in the extremities, angiokeratoma, hypo- or anhidrosis, abdominal pain, cornea verticillata, early stroke, tinnitus, and/or hearing loss, during early childhood or adolescence. Moreover, proteinuria, renal impairment, and cardiac hypertrophy can appear with age...
March 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326812/endovascular-laser-treatment-of-incompetent-saphenous-veins-using-the-1470%C3%A2-nm-diode-laser-and-radial-fiber
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Georgios Vourliotakis, Georgios Sahsamanis, Paschalis Evagelidis, Christina Aivatidi
Objectives: To assess the technical success, complications, and patients' quality of life (QoL) after treatment of chronic venous disease (CVD) using the 1470 nm radial fiber laser. Methods: A total of 170 patients with chronic venous disease, classified as C2 to C4 according to CEAP classification, were treated for incompetent greater (GSV) and small (SSV) saphenous veins, using the 1470 nm radial fiber laser and application of tumescent anesthesia. Additional phlebectomies were performed through stab microincisions, while 11 patients further underwent sclerotherapy intraoperatively...
January 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323795/a-pharmacokinetic-study-of-an-ibuprofen-topical-patch-in-healthy-male-and-female-adult-volunteers
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Fraser Lewis, Mark P Connolly, Aomesh Bhatt
The pharmacokinetics of a novel locally applied ibuprofen topical patch was evaluated. Healthy subjects (n = 28) were administered a 200-mg ibuprofen patch every 24 hours for 5 days, and steady-state pharmacokinetics was determined. The amount of ibuprofen remaining in the patch following each patch removal was also assessed. The maximum steady-state drug concentration and area under the concentration curve from time 0 on day 5 (t = 0) to the 24-hours sample on day 6 were 514 ng/mL (95% CI 439 to 603 ng/mL) and 9...
January 11, 2018: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321467/importance-of-regular-and-maintenance-therapy-adherence-in-neuromyelitis-optica-nmo-lessons-from-a-repeating-relapse-case
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Jing Miao, Doreen E Aboagye, Boris Chulpayev, Lin Liu, Gary Ishkanian, Bangaruraju Kolanuvada, Dariush Alaie, Richard L Petrillo
BACKGROUND Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a rare demyelinating disease of the central nervous system; NMO predominantly affects the spinal cord and optic nerves. The diagnosis is based on history, clinical presentation, seropositive NMO-IgG antibody, and notably, exclusion of other diseases. Despite the absence of definitive therapeutic strategies for NMO, methylprednisolone pulse therapy and plasma exchange are used for acute phase treatment, while immunosuppressive agent(s) are recommended to prevent relapses and improve prognosis...
January 11, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319659/residual-neurological-symptoms-after-peripheral-nerve-blocks-for-pediatric-knee-surgery
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Robert J Tamai, Brian T Sullivan, Rushyuan J Lee
BACKGROUND: Peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) provide excellent pain control and reduce the need for systemic analgesics in orthopaedic surgery. PNBs rarely cause complications; however, a few studies of adults have reported neurological complications during the early postoperative period. We investigated complications associated with the use of PNBs during pediatric knee surgery. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of all 121 children (aged ≤18 y) who underwent knee surgery by 1 orthopaedic surgeon between October 2014 and September 2016...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317060/fibromyalgia-and-unexplained-widespread-pain-the-idiopathic-cerebrospinal-pressure-dysregulation-hypothesis
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M Hulens, W Dankaerts, I Stalmans, A Somers, G Vansant, R Rasschaert, F Bruyninckx
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a debilitating, widespread pain disorder that is assumed to originate from inappropriate pain processing in the central nervous system. Psychological and behavioral factors are both believed to underlie the pathogenesis and complicate the treatment. This hypothesis, however, has not yet been sufficiently supported by scientific evidence and accumulating evidence supports a peripheral neurological origin of the symptoms. We postulate that FM and several unexplained widespread pain syndromes are caused by chronic postural idiopathic cerebrospinal hypertension...
January 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303679/teleneurology-for-veterans-in-a-major-metropolitan-area
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Steven S Schreiber
BACKGROUND: The recent growth in telehealth has been facilitated by the need to deliver healthcare to patients living in remote or rural areas. In contrast, the role of telehealth in more urban settings is less clear. A teleneurology program was established in 2011 at the Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center (TRVAMC) in Long Beach, California. A review of teleneurology encounters was conducted to assess the feasibility of applying this telehealth modality to patients with chronic neurological disorders living in an urban setting...
January 5, 2018: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291205/topiramate-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#9
Sherifa Ahmed Hamed
Drug-induced peripheral neuropathy had been rarely reported as an adverse effect of some antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) at high cumulative doses or even within the therapeutic drug doses or levels. We describe clinical and diagnostic features of a patient with peripheral neuropathy as an adverse effect of chronic topiramate (TPM) therapy. A 37-year-old woman was presented for the control of active epilepsy (2010). She was resistant to some AEDs as mono- or combined therapies (carbamazepine, sodium valproate, levetiracetam, oxcarbazepine and lamotrigine)...
December 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289565/artifactual-hyperpolarization-during-extracellular-electrical-stimulation-proposed-mechanism-of-high-rate-neuromodulation-disproved
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L Stephen Lesperance, Milad Lankarany, Tianhe C Zhang, Rosana Esteller, Stéphanie Ratté, Steven A Prescott
BACKGROUND: Kilohertz-frequency electric field stimulation (kEFS) applied to the spinal cord can reduce chronic pain without causing the buzzing sensation (paresthesia) associated with activation of dorsal column fibers. This suggests that high-rate spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has a mode of action distinct from conventional, parasthesia-based SCS. A recent study reported that kEFS hyperpolarizes spinal neurons, yet this potentially transformative mode of action contradicts previous evidence that kEFS induces depolarization and was based on patch clamp recordings whose accuracy in the presence of kEFS has not been verified...
December 15, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288861/resolution-of-tachyarrhythmia-following-posterior-fossa-decompression-surgery-for-chiari-malformation-type-i-a-case-report
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Christopher Elia, James Brazdzionis, Vartan Tashjian
INTRODUCTION: Chiari malformation type I (CM) commonly present with symptoms such as tussive headaches, paresthesias and in severe cases, corticobulbar dysfunction.3 However, patients may present with atypical symptoms lending to the complexity in this patient population. We present a case of a CM patient presenting with atypical cardiac symptoms and arrhythmias, all of which resolved after surgical decompression. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 31-year-old female presented with atypical chest pain, palpitations, tachycardia, headaches, and dizziness for 2 years...
December 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288001/-a-poems-syndrome-revealed-by-a-blue-toe-syndrome
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P Decker, J Galland, J Risse, M Claudin, S Mohamed, A Perrot, D Wahl
INTRODUCTION: Arterial and venous thromboses occur in almost one in five patients with POEMS syndrome and usually in macrocirculation. CASE REPORT: We report a 67-year-old male with a POEMS syndrome who presented initially with a blue toe syndrome. He complained of Raynaud's syndrome and left foot paresthesia. Physical examination showed gynecomastia, lymphadenopathies and skin lesions. Cardiovascular investigations excluded atrial fibrillation, unstable atherosclerotic lesions and vascular calcifications...
December 26, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282001/nitrous-oxide-induced-subacute-combined-degeneration-with-longitudinally-extensive-myelopathy-with-inverted-v-sign-on-spinal-mri-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Jun Liang Yuan, Shuang Kun Wang, Tao Jiang, Wen Li Hu
BACKGROUND: Nitrous oxide (N2O), a long-standing anesthetic, is also neurotoxic by interfering with the bioavailability of vitamin B12 if abused. A few case studies have reported the neurological and psychiatric complications of N2O. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we reported a patient of N2O induced subacute combined degeneration (SCD) with longitudinally extensive myelopathy with inverted V-sign exhibiting progressive limb paresthesia and unsteady gait. CONCLUSIONS: This case raises the awareness of an important mechanism of neural toxicity of N2O, and clinical physicians should be well recognized this in the field of substance-related disorders...
December 28, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279815/correlation-of-histopathology-and-clinical-symptoms-in-meralgia-paresthetica
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Russell A Payne, Kimberly Harbaugh, Charles S Specht, Elias Rizk
Meralgia paresthetica is a neuropathic pain disorder resulting from an entrapment neuropathy of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. This condition results in pain, paresthesias and numbness over the anterolateral aspect of the thigh. We present a case of meralgia paresthetica and discuss both the clinical and histopathological findings as they relate to one another. We report a case of meralgia paresthetica refractory to conservative treatment who underwent neurectomy with successful treatment of symptoms...
October 20, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277966/role-of-inflammatory-biomarker-in-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
#15
Heung Yong Jin, Tae Sun Park
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is the most common chronic neurological complication of diabetes1 . Small and large peripheral nerve fibers may be involved in DPN. Large nerve fiber damage causes paresthesia, sensory loss, and muscle weakness and small nerve fiber damage is associated with pain, anesthesia, foot ulcer, and autonomic symptoms. However, the exact pathogenic mechanisms and diagnostic criteria for DPN are not firmly established currently. The present DPN prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies are incomplete and unsuccessful due to the various pathogenesis of systemic and cellular disturbance in glucose and lipid metabolism...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274905/quadrilateral-space-syndrome-a-review
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Lindsay S Flynn, Thomas W Wright, Joseph J King
Quadrilateral space (QS) syndrome (QSS) is a relatively rare condition in which the axillary nerve and the posterior humeral circumflex artery are compressed within the QS. Fibrous bands are most commonly implicated as the cause, with true space-occupying lesions being less common. QSS is characterized by poorly localized shoulder pain and paresthesia over the lateral aspect of the shoulder and arm in a nondermatomal pattern. These symptoms are aggravated by shoulder abduction and external rotation. Point tenderness is typically present over the QS; however, diagnosis on physical examination can be difficult...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274448/congenital-absence-of-the-posterior-element-of-c1-c2-and-c3-along-with-bilateral-absence-of-c4-pedicles-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Guive Sharifi, Mahmoud Lotfinia, Ramin Rahmanzade, Ahmad Ali Lotfinia, Reza Rahmanzadeh, Mahmoud Omidbeigi
Abnormalities of the posterior arch of vertebras are rare conditions that may incidentally be found on neck radiographs. The diagnosis of such abnormalities are of high level of importance because of resultant neurological defects. In this study, we report a 10-year-old boy presented with intermittent paresthesia in lower extremities, mild neck pain and episodes of drop attacks following neck flexion. Radiological investigations depicted a complete absence of the posterior element of C1, C2 and C3 along with bilateral absence of C4 pedicles...
December 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274310/is-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-as-effective-as-alveolar-distraction-osteogenesis-for-vertical-bone-regeneration
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Jose M Reuss, Joan Pi-Anfruns, Peter K Moy
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the clinical effectiveness of alveolar distraction osteogenesis (ADO) versus recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rh-BMP-2) for vertical ridge augmentation. Few data have been published on vertical bone regeneration using rh-BMP-2. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors implemented a retrospective cohort study and enrolled a sample composed of patients with deficient alveolar vertical bone height. The primary predictor variable was vertical augmentation with BMP-2 and a titanium mesh or ADO...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260596/transverse-myelitis-following-methotrexate-treatment-of-ectopic-pregnancy-a-case-report
#19
Gabriel Levin, Henry H Chill, Amihai Rottenstreich
OBJECTIVE: Ectopic pregnancy is a common condition in the field of gynaecology, often treated with methotrexate. Adverse effects are common and usually mild. Severe adverse events are rare amongst patients treated with MTX for this condition. CASE: A 26-year-old healthy woman was admitted and treated medically with MTX for an ectopic pregnancy. The patient was treated in the standard drug labelled protocol with an intramuscular injection of 78 mg of MTX according to body surface area...
December 20, 2017: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249191/burst-and-high-frequency-stimulation-underlying-mechanism-of-action
#20
Shaheen Ahmed, Thomas Yearwood, Dirk De Ridder, Sven Vanneste
Paresthesia-free spinal cord stimulation (SCS) techniques, such as burst and high-frequency (HF) SCS, have been developed and demonstrated to be successful for treating chronic pain, albeit via different mechanisms of action. The goal of this review is to discuss the mechanisms of action for pain suppression at both the cellular and systems levels for burst and HF SCS. In addition, we also discuss the neuromodulation devices that mimic these paradigms. Areas covered: The authors performed a literature review to unravel the mechanisms of action for burst and HF SCS coupled with booklets and user manuals from neuromodulation companies to understand the programmable parameters and operating ranges...
January 2018: Expert Review of Medical Devices
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