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The role of three-dimensional high-definition laparoscopic surgery for gynaecology
This article reviews the potential benefits and disadvantages of new three-dimensional (3D) high-definition laparoscopic surgery for gynaecology. Recent findings: With the new-generation 3D high-definition laparoscopic vision systems (LVSs), operation time and learning period are reduced and procedural error margin is decreased. New-generation 3D high-definition LVSs enable to reduce operation time both for novice and experienced surgeons. Headache, eye fatigue or nausea reported with first-generation systems are not different than two-dimensional (2D) LVSs. The system's being more expensive, having the obligation to wear ...
Source: Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology - July 4, 2015 Category: OBGYN Tags: MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYNECOLOGIC PROCEDURES: Edited by Colin J. Davis Source Type: research
Migraine is associated with an increased risk for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: a nationwide population-based study
Conclusion The results showed that patients with migraine had a 2.03-fold increased risk of developing BPPV compared with age- and sex-matched controls. Although BPPV may not be a common condition in migraine patients, migraine sufferers with vestibular symptoms should alert physicians to the possibility of BPPV, particularly if patients are aged ≥40 years, have a history of coronary artery disease, or have frequent visits to neurologists clinics because of migraine. (Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain)
Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain - July 4, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Clinical Features of Patients Treated with Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Posttraumatic Paranasal Sinus Mucocele
Conclusions: Posttraumatic PSM was the least frequent form of PSM and was located predominantly in the frontal sinus, causing symptoms long after the forehead injury. The important lessons to be learned for treating posttraumatic PSM are to obtain a detailed history and to enlarge the route to the cyst to avoid its recurrence.ORL 2015;77:162-170 (Source: ORL)
Source: ORL - July 3, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Genes Not Responsible for Migraine-Heart Disease Link (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Migraine without aura actually shares cardioprotective gene variants (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 3, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news
Woman dies after her headache turns out to be a BRAIN EATING bug
A woman, 21, from Bishop, California, died after an extremely uncommon amoeba called Naegleria fowleri gets into the nose and eats away at the brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Incidence and Timing of Taper/Posttherapy-Emergent Adverse Events Following Discontinuation of Desvenlafaxine 50 mg/d in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder.
Conclusion: The overall incidence of any TPAE was lower in the taper versus abrupt discontinuation groups. Trial Registration: ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01056289. PMID: 26137358 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders)
Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - July 3, 2015 Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research
Happy 239th Birthday America!
We wish all of you a very happy and safe holiday weekend! WOW! Can you believe we’re just about half way through the summer already! School will be here before you know it! So remember, now is the time to get those school and sports physicals done! Just a reminder that the Naperville office has a walk-in clinic Mon-Fri from 8 am to 9 am for acute illnesses such as sore throats, ear pain, headache, vomiting, or fever. If you can’t make the walk-in clinic and want to make a sick appointment, please remember to call the office as early as possible. Phones are on at 8:15 am.&nb...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - July 3, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news
Comparison of correlation between wet bulb globe temperature, physiological strain index and physiological strain index based on heart rate with heart rate and tympanic temperature on workers in a glass factory - Jafari MJ, Hoorfarasat G, Salehpour S, Khodakarim S, Haydarnezhad N.
Background and Objective : Heat stress is one of the main and the most common problems in the work environments. Extreme heat exposure can cause different clinical symptoms, including headache, nausea, vomiting. The aim of this study is to compare the co... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 3, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news
Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills California Woman
A 21-year-old woman from Bishop, California, has reportedly died from a rare but devastating infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba. Inyo County public health officials told the Reno Gazette-Journal that the woman died on June 20 after being infected by Naegleria fowleri, a microscopic amoeba usually found in warm freshwater and soil. The woman, whose identity has not been revealed by her family, reportedly started exhibiting symptoms -- including headache, nausea and vomiting -- a few days before her death. The patient was admitted to Northern Inyo Hospital where she was diagnosed with meningitis, but as her condi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news
Acute rupture of a feeding artery aneurysm after embolization of a brain arteriovenous malformation.
CONCLUSIONS: An increase in AVM feeding artery pressure following endovascular embolization may contribute to the rupture of a feeding artery aneurysm. For this reason, treatment of large arterial aneurysms on feeding pedicles should be considered prior to embolization of the AVM nidus. PMID: 26126431 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Interventional Neuroradiology)
Source: Interventional Neuroradiology - July 3, 2015 Category: Radiology Tags: Interv Neuroradiol Source Type: research
Routine cranial computed tomography before lumbar puncture in HIV-positive adults presenting with seizures at Mitchells Plain Hospital, Cape Town
Conclusion: HIV-positive patients with seizures have a high prevalence of SOL and cerebral oedema but the majority of them are safe for LP. Doctors can use clinical parameters to determine which patients can undergo immediate LP. (Source: Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine)
Source: Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - July 3, 2015 Category: African Health Authors: Salma Moolla Source Type: research
Immune-stimulating properties of 80% methanolic extract of Ludwigia octovalvis against Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 in Balb/c mice following experimental infection
Conclusions The extract of L. octovalvis contains biologically active principles which increased systemic immune response to E. coli O157:H7 via potentiating the synthesis of IgA antibodies. Graphical abstract (Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology)
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - July 3, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Anti‐CD19 chimeric antigen receptor‐modified T cells for B‐cell malignancies: a systematic review of efficacy and safety in clinical trials
ConclusionAnti‐CD19 CAR‐modified T cells have shown therapeutic efficacy in patients with B‐lineage malignancies and were well tolerated in most patients. Conditioning chemotherapy is a prerequisite to improve the clinical outcome. (Source: European Journal of Haematology)
Source: European Journal of Haematology - July 3, 2015 Category: Hematology Authors: Yangmin Zhu, Youping Tan, Ruiming Ou, Qi Zhong, Liling Zheng, Yuanyuan Du, Qing Zhang, Jing Huang Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Tobacco, Nicotine, and Headache
ConclusionConflicting data support the validity of patient‐reported environmental tobacco exposure as a headache trigger. Prospective controlled studies are needed, but unlikely to be performed, to determine the extent that tobacco influences the headache process, in addition to other under‐recognizedfactors. Meanwhile, because of numerous other negative health effects, decreased tobacco exposure should be recommended to headache patients of all ages in hopes of decreasing disability and improving functionality. (Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain)
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - July 3, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Frederick R. Taylor Tags: Headache Currents Source Type: research
Greater Occipital Nerve Blockade: A Safe and Effective Option for the Acute Treatment of Hemiplegic Aura
ConclusionGON blockade may be an effective option for the acute treatment of hemiplegic aura or other prolonged migraine auras. (Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain)
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - July 3, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Javier Casas‐Limón, Ángel Aledo‐Serrano, Belén Abarrategui, María‐Luz Cuadrado Tags: Brief Communication Source Type: research
Erratum to: Diagnostics to Look beyond the Normal Appearing Brain Tissue (NABT)? A Neuroimaging Study of Patients with Primary Headache and NABT Using Magnetization Transfer Imaging and Diffusion Magnetic Resonance
(Source: Clinical Neuroradiology)
Source: Clinical Neuroradiology - July 3, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Targeting CGRP: A New Era for Migraine Treatment
Abstract Migraine is a highly prevalent headache disease that typically affects patients during their most productive years. Despite significant progress in understanding the underlying pathophysiology of this disorder, its treatment so far continues to depend on drugs that, in their majority, were not specifically designed for this purpose. The neuropeptide calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) has been indicated as playing a critical role in the central and peripheral pathways leading to a migraine attack. It is not surprising that drugs designed to specifically block its action are gaining remarkable attention...
Source: CNS Drugs - July 3, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Update on Medication-Overuse Headache and Its Treatment
Opinion statement Medication-overuse headache—i.e., a too-frequent consumption of acute headache medications leading to increased headache frequency and reduced effectiveness of acute and preventive treatments—is a serious medical condition whose pathophysiology still remains incompletely known, which is reflected into a lack of mechanism-based treatments. The first mandatory step in the therapeutic strategy remains withdrawal of the abused drug, preferably abrupt, in concomitance with a detoxification pharmacological regimen to lessen withdrawal symptoms. Intravenous hydration, antiemetics, corticosteroids (...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Neurology - July 3, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Treatment of Chronic Facial Pain Including Cluster Headache by Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of the Motor Cortex With Maintenance Sessions: A Naturalistic Study
Conclusion This long-term maintenance rTMS protocol can be a therapeutic option in the clinical management of patients with chronic refractory facial pain, including cluster headache. However, only part of the patients respond to this technique and session duration should not be reduced. (Source: Brain Stimulation)
Source: Brain Stimulation - July 3, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Migraine's Link to Higher Heart Disease Risk May Not Be Genetic
Study suggests non-genetic factors may be what increases risk (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Unmet clinical needs in chronic migraine: Rationale for study and design of COMPEL, an open-label, multicenter study of the long-term efficacy, safety, and tolerability of onabotulinumtoxinA for headache prophylaxis in adults with chronic migraine
DiscussionRecruitment and enrollment are ongoing. Post-approval, open-label studies are often designed to more closely resemble clinical practice and provide an opportunity to continue the evaluation of the efficacy and safety of approved treatments. By creating a large database and analyzing a variety of outcome measures over an extended time frame, the COMPEL study will seek to contribute substantially to the existing knowledge of the chronic migraine population and the long-term management of this debilitating disorder.Clinical Trial Registration NumberNCT01516892 (Source: BioMed Central)
Source: BioMed Central - July 2, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Andrew BlumenfeldSheena AuroraKaren LaranjoSpyros Papapetropoulos Source Type: research
Comparison of palanosetron with ondansetron for postoperative nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy under general anesthesia
Conclusion: Palanosetron has got better anti-nausea effect, less need of rescue antiemetics, favourable side effect profile and a decrease in the incidence of total PONV as compared to ondansetron in 24 h post operative period in patients undergoing laproscopic cholecystectomy under general anesthesia. (Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery)
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - July 2, 2015 Category: Surgery Authors: Jyoti BhallaNeha BaduniPooja Bansal Source Type: research
Oral Phenylephrine HCl for Nasal Congestion in Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis: A Randomized, Open-label, Placebo-controlled Study
Conclusions PE HCl, at doses of up to 40 mg every 4 hours, is not significantly better than placebo at relieving nasal congestion in adults with SAR. The phenylephrine section of the Food and Drug Administration monograph on over-the-counter cold, cough, allergy, bronchodilator, and antiasthmatic products should be revised accordingly. (Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice)
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - July 2, 2015 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Long‐term adjunctive lacosamide treatment in patients with partial‐onset seizures
ConclusionIn eligible patients who entered the open‐label extension trial, lacosamide was generally well tolerated. For most patients within each yearly completer cohort, seizure reduction was maintained over time. (Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - July 2, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: F. Rosenow, A. Kelemen, E. Ben‐Menachem, C. McShea, J. Isojarvi, P. Doty, Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Health Tip: Log Symptoms in A Headache Diary
To help you better manage pain Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Headache (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Health Tip: Log Symptoms in a Headache Diary
Title: Health Tip: Log Symptoms in a Headache DiaryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/1/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Migraine General)
Source: MedicineNet Migraine General - July 1, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: news
SEVERE ALLERGY AND SINUS HEADACHE (Acetaminophen, Diphenhydramine Hcl, Phenylephrine Hcl) Tablet [WOONSOCKET PRESCRIPTION CENTER,INCORPORATED]
Updated Date: Jul 1, 2015 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates for the last seven days (since May 20, 2007 EST))
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates for the last seven days (since May 20, 2007 EST) - July 1, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
Cerebral sinus venous thrombosis: clinical and pathogenetic perspectives from Tuscany
Cerebral sinus venous thrombosis (CSVT) is a rare condition representing the 0.5–1% of all stroke cases which can have serious consequences. Early diagnosis and complete screening for acquired or inherited risk factors is crucial for decreasing morbidity and mortality. We have investigated clinical and aetiological factors in an Italian cohort of 43 patients with cerebral sinus venous thrombosis. Common presentation complaints were headache (81.4%), focal signs (20.9%), vomiting (11.6%) and seizures (6.9%). Acquired or inherited conditions were observed in more than 80% of cases. The commonest aetiological factors were c...
Source: Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis - July 1, 2015 Category: Hematology Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Spreading Depression, Spreading Depolarizations, and the Cerebral Vasculature
Spreading depression (SD) is a transient wave of near-complete neuronal and glial depolarization associated with massive transmembrane ionic and water shifts. It is evolutionarily conserved in the central nervous systems of a wide variety of species from locust to human. The depolarization spreads slowly at a rate of only millimeters per minute by way of grey matter contiguity, irrespective of functional or vascular divisions, and lasts up to a minute in otherwise normal tissue. As such, SD is a radically different breed of electrophysiological activity compared with everyday neural activity, such as action potentials and ...
Source: Physiological Reviews - July 1, 2015 Category: Physiology Authors: Ayata, C., Lauritzen, M. Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
Ceftolozane/Tazobactam: A Novel Cephalosporin/β‐Lactamase Inhibitor Combination
Ceftolozane/tazobactam is a novel antipseudomonal β‐lactam/β‐lactamase inhibitor combination that is currently approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of complicated intraabdominal infections (cIAI) and complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI). It exhibits bactericidal properties through inhibition of bacterial cell wall biosynthesis, which is mediated through penicillin‐binding proteins (PBPs). Ceftolozane is a potent PBP3 inhibitor and has a higher affinity for PBP1b compared with other β‐lactam agents. Ceftolozane/tazobactam differs from other cephalosporins due to its ...
Source: Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy - July 1, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Jonathan C. Cho, Mallory A. Fiorenza, Sandy J. Estrada Tags: Review of Therapeutics Source Type: research
Is the search for right‐to‐left shunt still worthwhile?
ConclusionsIn addition to recently defined criteria, genetically determined inheritable traits and epidemiologic characteristics (male gender) should be taken into account when assessing PFO and related cerebrovascular risk profile. A newly defined threshold in TCCD MB count is suggested to discriminate shunts related to stroke and TIA from innocent ones. (Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - July 1, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: A. Tanzi, E. Onorato, F. Casilli, G. P. Anzola Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
MIGRAINE RELIEF (Belladonna, Bryonia (Alba), Chamomilla, Cimicifuga Racemosa, Coffea Cruda, Glonoinum, Iris Versicolor, Natrum Muriaticum, Passiflora Incarnata, Valeriana Officinalis) Tablet [The Magni Company]
Updated Date: Jun 30, 2015 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates for the last seven days (since May 20, 2007 EST))
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates for the last seven days (since May 20, 2007 EST) - June 30, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
Combined Aplasia of Frontal and Sphenoid Sinuses with Hypoplasia of Ethmoid and Maxillary Sinuses
We report a case of a 54 years old female, who presented with complains of persistent headache with nasal blockage and found to have combined aplasia of bilateral frontal and sphenoid sinus with hypoplasia of bilateral maxillary and ethmoid sinus with unusual age of presentation. The findings were confirmed on non-contrast computed tomography scan of paranasal sinuses. (Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery)
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - June 30, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Osteomeatal Complex: A Study of Its Anatomical Variation Among Patients Attending North Bengal Medical College and Hospital
The objectives were to find out the anatomical variation of osteomeatal complex and its dimensions when present. The present study was a descriptive, hospital based cross sectional study carried out in the outpatient departments of North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, West Bengal, India, among patients aged 15 years and above. Coronal CT scan of paranasal sinus and orbit region was done. Data was collected with the help of semi structured predesigned and pretested questionnaire. Of the 44 study patients, 15.9 % had concha bullosa, 11.36 % had paradoxical middle concha, 27.3 % had Haller cell, 18.2 % had agger na...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - June 30, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation for acute treatment of high-frequency and chronic migraine: an open-label study
Conclusion Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation may be effective as acute treatment for HFEM or CM and may help to reduce medication overuse and medication-associated adverse events. (Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain)
Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain - June 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Abstract Sports-related concussions (SRC) are common in all ages and occur in all sports. The diagnosis based on clinical suspicion after more serious injury is ruled out. Symptoms of concussion are due to a temporary and reversible neurometabolic cascade resulting in blood flow changes, neuronal excitotoxicity, ionic shifts, and mitochondrial changes. Symptoms are nonspecific, and commonly include headache, cognitive complaints, photophobia, and phonophobia. Loss of consciousness is rare in SRC and has limited influence on recovery and prognosis. Imaging has a limited role in the management of concussion and sho...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - June 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Sensors, Vol. 15, Pages 15419-15442: Robust and Accurate Modeling Approaches for Migraine Per-Patient Prediction from Ambulatory Data
Migraine is one of the most wide-spread neurological disorders, and its medical treatment represents a high percentage of the costs of health systems. In some patients, characteristic symptoms that precede the headache appear. However, they are nonspecific, and their prediction horizon is unknown and pretty variable; hence, these symptoms are almost useless for prediction, and they are not useful to advance the intake of drugs to be effective and neutralize the pain. To solve this problem, this paper sets up a realistic monitoring scenario where hemodynamic variables from real patients are monitored in ambulatory condition...
Source: Sensors - June 30, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Josué PagánM. De OrbeAna GagoMónica SobradoJosé Risco-MartínJ. MoraJosé MoyaJosé Ayala Tags: Article Source Type: research
Crimean‐Congo hemorrhagic fever with hyperbilirubinemia and ascites: An unusual presentation
Crimean‐Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a fatal systemic viral infection which is an important health problem in Turkey. Many systemic symptoms have been reported including fever, hemorrhage, headache, fatigue, muscle ache, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. A 45‐year‐old male farmer with CCHF presented with massive peritoneal effusion and hyperbilirubinemia. To our knowledge, this is the first case of peritoneal effusion and hyperbilirubinemia in an adult patient with CCHF. His clinical symptoms successfully improved with supportive therapy. In patients who live in endemic areas with atypical presentation for th...
Source: Journal of Medical Virology - June 30, 2015 Category: Virology Authors: Zeynep Ture, Ayşegül Ulu Kılıç, Ilhami Celik, Tugba Tok, Dilek Yağcı‐Çağlayık Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research
The Course of Headache in Patients With Moderate‐to‐Severe Headache Due to Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Retrospective Cross‐Sectional Study
ConclusionsThe course of headache in patients with aSAH continuously improved during the 12 months of follow‐up. Headache improvement might be expected in patients who were treated with EVT and in those who did not have previous stroke or headache. (Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain)
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - June 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Chang‐Ki Hong, Jin‐Yang Joo, Yong Bae Kim, Yu Shik Shim, Yong Cheol Lim, Yong Sam Shin, Joonho Chung Tags: Research Submission Source Type: research
Evidences of Reduced Antioxidant Activity in Patients With Chronic Migraine and Medication‐Overuse Headache
ConclusionsThe data from the present study suggest that antioxidant capacity is lower in chronic migraine patients and medication‐overuse headache compared to healthy headache‐free subjects, with no differences between patients with triptan or nonsteroidal anti‐inflammatory drug overuse. Further investigation is certainly necessary in order to define the causal or consequential role of an imbalance between pro‐oxidants and antioxidant defenses in migraine pathogenesis and “chronification” and the possible therapeutic implications in clinical practice. (Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain)
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - June 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Cinzia Lucchesi, Filippo Baldacci, Martina Cafalli, Lucia Chico, Annalisa Lo Gerfo, Ubaldo Bonuccelli, Gabriele Siciliano, Sara Gori Tags: Research Submission Source Type: research
Sex‐, Stress‐, and Sympathetic Post‐Ganglionic Neuron‐Dependent Changes in the Expression of Pro‐ and Anti‐Inflammatory Mediators in Rat Dural Immune Cells
ConclusionsConsistent with our hypothesis, there is a stress‐induced shift in the balance of pro‐ and anti‐inflammatory mediator expression in dural immune cells that is more pronounced in females, and is dependent, at least in part, on sympathetic post‐ganglionic innervation in females. This shift in the balance of inflammatory mediator expression may not only play an important role in triggering migraine attacks, but also suggests it may be possible, if not necessary, to employ different strategies to most effectively treat migraine in men and women. (Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain)
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - June 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Lisa A. McIlvried, Lisa A. Borghesi, Michael S. Gold Tags: Research Submission Source Type: research
Stroke-Like Episodes Heralding a Reversible Encephalopathy: Microbleeds as the Key to the Diagnosis of Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy–Related Inflammation—A Case Report and Literature Review
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is a common, often asymptomatic disease. Lobar intracerebral hemorrhage is the most frequent manifestation of CAA. Nevertheless, presentation of CAA with subacute cognitive decline, seizures, or headache with concomitant hyperintensities on T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences and neuropathologic evidence of inflammation has been described. This disorder is known as CAA-related inflammation (CAA-ri). (Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - June 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Marcelo D. Mendonça, André Caetano, Miguel Pinto, Vera Cruz e Silva, Miguel Viana-Baptista Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
To Be or Not to Be Patent: The Relationship Between Migraine and Patent Foramen Ovale.
CONCLUSION: This study suggest that PFO is not more common in patients with migraine compared with healthy subjects. Therefore, our findings suggest that the relationship between migraine headache and the presence of PFO is questionable. PMID: 26129931 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - June 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Kahya Eren N, Bülbül NG, Yakar Tülüce S, Nazlı C, Beckmann Y Tags: Headache Source Type: research
The Course of Headache in Patients With Moderate-to-Severe Headache Due to Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study.
CONCLUSIONS: The course of headache in patients with aSAH continuously improved during the 12 months of follow-up. Headache improvement might be expected in patients who were treated with EVT and in those who did not have previous stroke or headache. PMID: 26129830 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - June 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Hong CK, Joo JY, Kim YB, Shim YS, Lim YC, Shin YS, Chung J Tags: Headache Source Type: research
Evidences of Reduced Antioxidant Activity in Patients With Chronic Migraine and Medication-Overuse Headache.
CONCLUSIONS: The data from the present study suggest that antioxidant capacity is lower in chronic migraine patients and medication-overuse headache compared to healthy headache-free subjects, with no differences between patients with triptan or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug overuse. Further investigation is certainly necessary in order to define the causal or consequential role of an imbalance between pro-oxidants and antioxidant defenses in migraine pathogenesis and "chronification" and the possible therapeutic implications in clinical practice. PMID: 26129705 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - June 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Lucchesi C, Baldacci F, Cafalli M, Chico L, Lo Gerfo A, Bonuccelli U, Siciliano G, Gori S Tags: Headache Source Type: research
Sex-, Stress-, and Sympathetic Post-Ganglionic Neuron-Dependent Changes in the Expression of Pro- and Anti-Inflammatory Mediators in Rat Dural Immune Cells.
CONCLUSIONS: Consistent with our hypothesis, there is a stress-induced shift in the balance of pro- and anti-inflammatory mediator expression in dural immune cells that is more pronounced in females, and is dependent, at least in part, on sympathetic post-ganglionic innervation in females. This shift in the balance of inflammatory mediator expression may not only play an important role in triggering migraine attacks, but also suggests it may be possible, if not necessary, to employ different strategies to most effectively treat migraine in men and women. PMID: 26126992 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - June 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: McIlvried LA, Borghesi LA, Gold MS Tags: Headache Source Type: research
SPG Stimulation Alleviates Cluster Headache SPG Stimulation Alleviates Cluster Headache
An implanted device on the market in some European countries and in clinical trials in the United States provided 2-year pain relief in two thirds of patients with refractory cluster headache. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 29, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news
Two techniques of temporal migraine surgery are 'equally effective'
Two migraine surgery techniques targeting a specific "trigger site" are both highly effective in reducing the frequency and severity of migraine headaches, according to a randomized trial. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news
GP receptionists 'could help prevent stroke deaths'
Conclusion This valuable and well-designed study assessed a cross-section of general practices from one UK region, looking at how well receptionists are able to recognise the signs of stroke and give appropriate advice – either immediately passing patients on to the GP or telling them to contact emergency services. The study has many strengths. These include the large sample of GP surgeries and calls assessed, and that receptionists weren't aware of the nature of the study and the calls were unannounced. At the end of each individual call receptionists were told the call was part of the study and no further action was n...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Neurology Source Type: news
Dallas Pain Consultants Now Offering Revolutionary Omega Migraine...
The top migraine specialist in the Dallas metro area, Dallas Pain Consultants, are now offering a revolutionary procedure that can bring incredible relief. It's called the Omega migraine...(PRWeb June 29, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/dallasmigrainespecialist/painclinicstexas/prweb12808845.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 29, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news