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Topiramate-Induced Palinopsia: A Case Series and Review of the Literature
Conclusions: Topiramate-induced palinopsia may be underdiagnosed because physicians do not inquire about such visual symptoms. (Source: Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology)
Source: Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology - May 23, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Contribution Source Type: research

Transient Ocular Motor Nerve Palsies Associated With Presumed Cranial Nerve Schwannomas
Conclusions: Cranial nerve schwannomas may result in relapsing and remitting cranial nerve symptoms. (Source: Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology)
Source: Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology - May 23, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Contribution Source Type: research

Correlation of Clinical Profile and Specific Histopathological Features of Temporal Artery Biopsies
Conclusions: There was no correlation between the clinical, specifically visual, features of GCA and the presence or absence of giant cells or neoangiogenesis in temporal artery biopsy specimens. Although the presence of neoangiogenesis may be important in the pathogenesis of GCA, our study showed no correlation between this finding and the clinical course. (Source: Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology)
Source: Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology - May 23, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Contribution Source Type: research

Primary headaches interfere with the efficacy of temporomandibular disorders management
CONCLUSIONS: this study could elucidate the important effect that headache may have on the TMD management. (Source: Journal of Applied Oral Science)
Source: Journal of Applied Oral Science - May 23, 2015 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Assessment of the quality of the childhood physical abuse measure in the National Population Health Survey.
This study assesses the quality of a question on childhood physical abuse in the National Population Health Survey (NPHS). DATA AND METHODS: All NPHS respondents aged 18 or older (n = 15,027) were asked a question about childhood physical abuse in cycles 1 (1994/1995), 7 (2006/2007) and 8 (2008/2009). The reliability of this question was assessed over these periods. Associations between response patterns to the abuse item and health conditions that are related to childhood physical abuse were examined. RESULTS: Across all NPHS cycles, very few respondents refused to answer or replied "don't know" to the item on chi...
Source: Health Reports - May 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Health Rep Source Type: research

Headache Treatment After Electroconvulsive Treatment: A Single-Blinded Trial Comparator Between Eletriptan and Paracetamol
Conclusions: Our study showed that both eletriptan and paracetamol relieve post-ECT headaches, but eletriptan showed superiority in reducing the intensity and duration of the headaches in this small treatment group. (Source: The Journal of ECT)
Source: The Journal of ECT - May 23, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Diagnosing and treating chronic musculoskeletal pain based on the underlying mechanism(s)
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2015 Source:Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology Author(s): Daniel J. Clauw Until recently, most clinicians considered chronic pain to be typically due to ongoing peripheral nociceptive input (i.e., damage or inflammation) in the region of the body where the individual is experiencing pain. Clinicians are generally aware of a few types of pain (e.g., headache and phantom limb pain) where chronic pain is not due to such causes, but most do not realize there is not a single chronic pain state where any radiographic, surgical, or pathological description of periphe...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology - May 23, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research

Pathogenesis, surgical treatment, and cure for SUNCT syndrome
Conclusions We conclude that microvascular decompression provides with appropriate therapeutic choice if such a vascular compression of the trigeminal nerve is identified. From our two cases, we propose that, in some cases of SUNCT previously diagnosed, its characteristic symptoms were induced by the compression of the side surface of the first branch of trigeminal nerve at root exit zone by intracranial artery. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Source: World Neurosurgery - May 23, 2015 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome—Insight into pathogenesis, clinical variants and treatment approaches
Publication date: Available online 18 May 2015 Source:Autoimmunity Reviews Author(s): Guido Granata , Antonio Greco , Giannicola Iannella , Granata Massimo , Alessandra Manno , Ersilia Savastano , Giuseppe Magliulo Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is a rare clinicoradiological entity characterized by typical MRI findings located in the occipital and parietal lobes, caused by subcortical vasogenic edema. It was first described as a distinctive syndrome by Hinchey in 1996. Etiopathogenesis is not clear, although it is known that it is an endotheliopathy of the posterior cerebral vasculature leading to failed ce...
Source: Autoimmunity Reviews - May 23, 2015 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

Phase I study of every 2- or 3-week dosing of ramucirumab, a human immunoglobulin G1 monoclonal antibody targeting the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 in patients with advanced solid tumors
Conclusion Ramucirumab was well tolerated. Study results led to recommended phase II doses of 8 mg/kg Q2W and 10 mg/kg Q3W. Prolonged stable disease was observed, suggesting ramucirumab efficacy in various solid tumors. ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00786383. (Source: Annals of Oncology)
Source: Annals of Oncology - May 23, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Chiorean, E. G., Hurwitz, H. I., Cohen, R. B., Schwartz, J. D., Dalal, R. P., Fox, F. E., Gao, L., Sweeney, C. J. Tags: early drug development Source Type: research

Clinical characteristics of patients with persistent postural-perceptual dizziness
Conclusion Persistent postural-perceptual dizziness affects more women than men, with a high associated prevalence of metabolic disorders and migraine. Questionnaires help to identify the predisposition to persistent postural-perceptual dizziness. The prognosis is good with adequate treatment. (Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - May 23, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Imaging Miscues in Pediatric Headache
Much has been written regarding the indications for imaging in pediatric headache to facilitate the detection of potentially catastrophic structural lesions (i.e., tumors and hydrocephalus). Detection of such lesions is typically straightforward with CT or MRI. Imaging correlates for certain well-described causes of pediatric headache, however, may be more subtle and, therefore, potentially overlooked. Furthermore, the overlap of imaging patterns may result in the potential for misinterpretation. The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the entities in which imaging findings are subtle and/or overlooked in this ...
Source: Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology - May 22, 2015 Category: Radiology Tags: Article Source Type: research

Imaging Miscues in Pediatric Headache
No abstract available (Source: Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology)
Source: Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology - May 22, 2015 Category: Radiology Tags: CME Quiz: Volume 38, Number 13 Source Type: research

Elevated levels of GABA+ in migraine detected using 1H‐MRS
This study also demonstrates that GABA+ concentration has good diagnostic accuracy for migraine. These findings offer new research and practice directions for migraine diagnosis. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Single‐voxel MRS at 3 T using Mescher–Garwood point‐resolved spectroscopy (MEGA‐PRESS) revealed significantly increased GABA+ concentration in participants with migraine compared with age‐matched controls. These findings add to the scarce evidence on the putative role of GABA in migraine. The GABA+ concentration also appears to have good accuracy for the classification of individuals, with a ...
Source: NMR in Biomedicine - May 22, 2015 Category: Radiology Authors: Maria‐Eliza R. Aguila, Jim Lagopoulos, Andrew M. Leaver, Trudy Rebbeck, Markus Hübscher, Patrick C. Brennan, Kathryn M. Refshauge Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Surgical clipping of a dissecting aneurysm of the precommunicating segment of the anterior cerebral artery: a case report and review of the literature
Conclusions: The management of dissecting aneurysms of the cerebral arteries is still controversial. With this report we highlight a possible neurosurgical option among therapeutic strategies for these uncommon vascular lesions. (Source: BioMed Central)
Source: BioMed Central - May 22, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Oreste de DivitiisAlberto Di SommaTeresa SommaLuigi CavalloMariano MarsegliaFrancesco BrigantiPaolo Cappabianca Source Type: research

Up to 4000 mg of paracetamol a day is ineffective for acute low back pain
Commentary on: Williams CM, Maher CG, Latimer J, et al. Efficacy of paracetamol for acute low-back pain: a double-blind, randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2014;384:1586–96 . Context Back pain affected 9% in a global prevalence study1 and acute low back pain had an incidence of 38/1000 person-years in a large US armed forces survey.2 It is a common reason for seeing a general practitioner. Paracetamol taken regularly is advised as the first drug treatment option by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Methods This large (N=1650) randomised, double-blind, double-dummy clinical trial tested pa...
Source: Evidence-Based Medicine - May 22, 2015 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Moore, A. Tags: Journalology, Clinical trials (epidemiology), Epidemiologic studies, General practice / family medicine, Headache (including migraine), Pain (neurology), Pain (palliative care), Degenerative joint disease, Drugs: musculoskeletal and joint diseases, Muscul Source Type: research

The Impacts of Migraine among Outpatients with Major Depressive Disorder at a Two-Year Follow-Up
Conclusions Active headache at follow-up was associated with a lower rate of full remission and more residual anxiety and somatic symptoms at follow-up among patients with migraine. Physicians should integrate a treatment plan for depression and migraine for the treatment of patients with MDD. (Source: PLoS One)
Source: PLoS One - May 22, 2015 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Ching-I Hung et al. Source Type: research

I Suppose I'd Call Myself an Adult
I cut my hand open with a box cutter the other day. I was at work, taking on a job that would have likely been better suited for two people, but there I was. I went and washed the cut off, then returned to breaking down a mammoth pile of newly unpacked boxes. It took all of about 30 seconds to realize the cut was deeper than I thought. The bleeding wasn't going to stop right away, and I probably needed some medical attention. The whole scenario, while insanely ridiculous in the clumsy context of slicing my own hand open, felt shockingly grown up. I notified my employers, took down our policy number, and drove myself to t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Alleged Blue Bell Listeria Victim Says Illness Changed His Life Forever
It started with a brutal headache, and soon David Shockley was unresponsive. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Migraine relief through cycling and more
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparative analysis of Cutanplast and Spongostan nasal packing after endoscopic sinus surgery: a prospective, randomized, multicenter study
Abstract Commercial gelatin-based packing materials are available under different names and compositions to be used after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of Spongostan and Cutanplast nasal packing on patients’ subjective symptoms, hemostasis, and wound healing following ESS. One hundred adult patients with chronic sinusitis requiring the same extent of ESS were included. Following surgery, one nasal cavity was packed with Cutanplast and the other one with Spongostan. Patients’ subjective symptoms while the packing was in situ, hemostatic properties, de...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - May 21, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Medical expulsive therapy in adults with ureteric colic: a multicentre, randomised, placebo-controlled trial
Publication date: Available online 18 May 2015 Source:The Lancet Author(s): Robert Pickard , Kathryn Starr , Graeme MacLennan , Thomas Lam , Ruth Thomas , Jennifer Burr , Gladys McPherson , Alison McDonald , Kenneth Anson , James N'Dow , Neil Burgess , Terry Clark , Mary Kilonzo , Katie Gillies , Kirsty Shearer , Charles Boachie , Sarah Cameron , John Norrie , Samuel McClinton Background Meta-analyses of previous randomised controlled trials concluded that the smooth muscle relaxant drugs tamsulosin and nifedipine assisted stone passage for people managed expectantly for ureteric colic, but emphasised the need for high-q...
Source: The Lancet - May 21, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

A Case of Giant Prolactinoma, Initially Misdiagnosed as Sinonasal Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
We present a case of a young woman with giant prolactinoma initially misdiagnosed as sinonasal neuroendocrine carcinoma. The acute presentation of headache, ptosis and impending brain herniation, requiring emergent ventriculostomy and intubation, led to the clinical suspicion of a more sinister diagnosis. Transnasal biopsy of the mass was consistent with sinonasal neuroendocrine carcinoma, and chemotherapy was planned. Laboratory testing, however, revealed an elevated prolactin (27,400ng/mL, after 1:100 dilution). Re-review of pathology with additional immunohistochemical staining was requested and confirmed the diagnosis ...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - May 21, 2015 Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research

The Stroke-Migraine Depolarization Continuum
Publication date: 20 May 2015 Source:Neuron, Volume 86, Issue 4 Author(s): Jens P. Dreier , Clemens Reiffurth The term spreading depolarization (SD) refers to waves of abrupt, sustained mass depolarization in gray matter of the CNS. SD, which spreads from neuron to neuron in affected tissue, is characterized by a rapid near-breakdown of the neuronal transmembrane ion gradients. SD can be induced by hypoxic conditions—such as from ischemia—and facilitates neuronal death in energy-compromised tissue. SD has also been implicated in migraine aura, where SD is assumed to ascend in well-nourished tissue and is typically b...
Source: Neuron - May 21, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Migraine-specific quality of life questionnaire and relapse of medication overuse headache
Conclusion: A high MSQ score could be associated with a poor short-term outcome in MOH patients after a successful treatment with detoxification followed by a new treatment. (Source: BMC Neurology)
Source: BMC Neurology - May 21, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Stefano CaproniElisa BianchiLetizia CupiniIlenia CorbelliEttore BeghiPaolo CalabresiPaola SarchielliSAMOHA Study Group Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness of stimulation of the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) for the treatment of chronic cluster headache: a model-based analysis based on the Pathway CH-1 study
Conclusions Our model-based analysis suggests that SPG stimulation for the treatment of chronic cluster headache, under the assumption of sustained therapy effectiveness, leads to meaningful gains in health-related quality of life and is a cost-effective treatment strategy in the German healthcare system. (Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain)
Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain - May 21, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Cardiovascular collapse after myocardial infarction due to centipede bite.
We present a case of 31-year-old male bitten by a golden colored centipede leading to myocardial infarction and cardiopulmonary arrest which is seen very rarely. The patient was admitted to emergency department with a swollen and painful right foot. However, typical chest pain became the major complaint and cardiopulmonary arrest developed while electrocardiography was being obtained. The patient was resuscitated successfully for 5 min and acute infero-posterolateral myocardial infarction was detected on electrocardiography. PMID: 25994876 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift)
Source: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift - May 21, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Üreyen ÇM, Arslan Ş, Baş CY Tags: Wien Klin Wochenschr Source Type: research

WITHDRAWN: Botulinum toxin for subacute/chronic neck pain.
CONCLUSIONS: Current evidence fails to confirm either a clinically important or a statistically significant benefit of BoNT-A injection for chronic neck pain associated with or without associated cervicogenic headache. Likewise, there was no benefit seen for disability and quality of life at four week and six months. PMID: 25994306 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews)
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - May 21, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Langevin P, Peloso PM, Lowcock J, Nolan M, Weber J, Gross A, Roberts J, Goldsmith CH, Graham N, Burnie SJ, Haines T Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

WITHDRAWN: Medicinal and injection therapies for mechanical neck disorders.
CONCLUSIONS: ??? PMID: 25994305 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews)
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - May 21, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Peloso PM, Gross A, Haines T, Trinh K, Goldsmith CH, Burnie SJ, Cervical Overview Group Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

Frequency of Migraine Headaches in Patients With Fibromyalgia.
CONCLUSION: The results of this study suggest that migraine headaches are common in patients with fibromyalgia. Clinicians who care for either population must be aware that these conditions commonly overlap and can significantly increase a patient's cumulative disease burden. PMID: 25994041 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - May 21, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Vij B, Whipple MO, Tepper SJ, Mohabbat AB, Stillman M, Vincent A Tags: Headache Source Type: research

UCLA Medical School's 'Guest Artist' Is Helping To Teach Doctors About Disease
Ted Meyer, Scarred for Life: Meyer uses block-print ink to transform human scars into vibrant colorful abstractions in his "Scarred for Life" series, inviting others to share the physical remnants of their survival stories. Ted Meyer is the guest artist at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. If you weren't aware that medical schools had guest artists, you're not alone. But this initiative is very real, aiming to teach doctors about illness through the practice of art. Yes, Meyer's work brings artists together to help educate future physicians and epidemiologists on the more human aspects of disease. "The artis...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

The debate on the link between subclinical hypothyroidism and childhood migraine: is initial endocrinological evaluation necessary for children with migraine?
In this study, the presence of subclinical hypothyroidism and associated endocrinological abnormalities in children with migraine naïve to treatment was investigated. Children with migraine who were diagnosed in Pediatric Neurology Clinic based on the second edition of the International Classification of Headache Disorders and who did not receive any medication were recruited in this cross-sectional study. All patients were examined by the same pediatric endocrinologist and anthropometric measurements, systemic blood pressure, pubertal stages were recorded. Fasting serum levels of thyroid function tests, lipids, glucose a...
Source: Acta Neurologica Belgica - May 20, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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Updated Date: May 20, 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) - May 20, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Sofosbuvir plus pegylated interferon and ribavirin in patients with genotype 1 hepatitis C virus in whom previous therapy with direct‐acting antivirals has failed
Conclusion: These findings suggest that SOF plus Peg‐IFN and RBV for 12 weeks is effective and safe in patients who have not achieved SVR with earlier regimens of one or more DAAs plus Peg‐IFN and RBV. (Hepatology 2015) (Source: Hepatology)
Source: Hepatology - May 20, 2015 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Stanislas Pol, Mark S. Sulkowski, Tarek Hassanein, Edward J. Gane, Lin Liu, Hongmei Mo, Brian Doehle, Bittoo Kanwar, Diana Brainard, G. Mani Subramanian, William T. Symonds, John G. McHutchison, Ronald G. Nahass, Michael Bennett, Ira M. Jacobson Tags: Viral Hepatitis Source Type: research

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome – insight into pathogenesis, clinical variants and treatment approaches
Publication date: Available online 18 May 2015 Source:Autoimmunity Reviews Author(s): Guido Granata , Antonio Greco , Giannicola Iannella , Granata Massimo , Alessandra Manno , Ersilia Savastano , Giuseppe Magliulo Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome is a rare clinicoradiological entity characterized by typical MRI findings located in the occipital and parietal lobes, caused by subcortical vasogenic edema. It was first described as a distinctive syndrome by Hinchey in 1996. Etiopathogenesis is not clear, although it is know that it is an endotheliopathy of the posterior cerebral vasculature leading to failed cer...
Source: Autoimmunity Reviews - May 20, 2015 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

Erratum to: Management of headache disorders in the Emergency Department setting
(Source: Neurological Sciences)
Source: Neurological Sciences - May 20, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

The prevalence of restless legs syndrome in Edirne and its districts concomitant comorbid conditions and secondary complications
In this study, 4003 individuals who could communicate and agreed to participate in the study were evaluated. To obtain the data from the applicants in 30 Family Health Centres in Edirne and its districts, a face-to-face questionnaire that consisted of 54 questions was prepared by the researchers. The questionnaire included general information, questions to evaluate potential concomitant comorbid conditions and questions regarding the symptomatology used in restless legs syndrome (RLS) diagnosis, as well as questions to evaluate insomnia and tension-type headache secondary to insomnia according to the ICD-II Criteria (Inter...
Source: Neurological Sciences - May 20, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Giant cell arteritis presenting as spinal cord infarction
Giant cell arteritis is easily recognised in older patients presenting with headache, scalp tenderness and raised inflammatory markers. Timely treatment with steroids can prevent serious complications such as stroke and visual loss. As our case demonstrates, giant cell arteritis can lead to less well recognised neurological manifestations that may not prompt immediate consideration of the diagnosis. (Source: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery)
Source: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery - May 20, 2015 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Adrian R Parry-Jones, Chinenye Ilozue, Daniel du Plessis, David McKee Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Outpatient Cervical and Lumbar Spine Surgery is Feasible and Safe: A Consecutive Single Center Series of 1449 Patients
CONCLUSION: This series of 1449 consecutive outpatient microsurgical spine decompressions adds to the growing literature in favor of outpatient spinal surgery in properly selected patients. In our study, 99.8% of the patients were successfully discharged either to their homes or to a hotel on the day of surgery. The overall complication rate was 3.5%, surgical mortality was 0%, and only 1.5% had to be admitted to a hospital within 3 months after surgery. ABBREVIATIONS: ACDF, anterior cervical decompression and fusion ACS-NSQIP, American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program ASA, American Society...
Source: Neurosurgery - May 19, 2015 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Research-Human-Clinical Studies Source Type: research

The in vitro and in vivo investigation of inhaled migraine therapies using a novel aerosol delivery system consisting of an air pressurized capsule device (APCD) in combination with a pMDI spacer for endotracheal dosing into beagle dogs
Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, Ahead of Print. (Source: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy)
Source: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy - May 19, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: article Source Type: research

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic MigraineThe Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Migraine
Learn how to differentiate migraine from other types of headaches, and the various management options available, in this comprehensive overview. Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

The role of septated concha bullosa on sinonasal pathologies
Abstract The purpose of this study was to retrospectively determine the possible role of septated concha bullosa on sinonasal pathologies. Paranasal sinus computerized tomography scans of patients with symptoms of headache, postnasal drip, nasal obstruction and smell disorders were retrospectively evaluated. Twenty-eight subjects with unilateral septated concha bullosa and 13 subjects with unilateral concha bullosa without septation were selected as the study and control groups, respectively. Both groups were compared according to the presence of septal deviation and sinus pathology. There were no statistically s...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - May 19, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

TENSION HEADACHE RELIEF (Acetaminophen, Caffeine) Tablet, Film Coated [CHAIN DRUG MARKETING ASSOCIATION INC]
Updated Date: May 19, 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) - May 19, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Meningiomas after cranial radiotherapy for childhood cancer: a single institution experience
Conclusions CCS at risk of the development of meningioma deserve close clinical follow-up, especially those affected by other SNs. (Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology)
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology - May 19, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: A New Treatment for Chronic Pain?
ConclusionsHBOT has been shown to reduce pain using animal models. Early clinical research indicates HBOT may also be useful in modulating human pain; however, further studies are required to determine whether HBOT is a safe and efficacious treatment modality for chronic pain conditions. (Source: Pain Practice)
Source: Pain Practice - May 19, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Ainsley M. Sutherland, Hance A. Clarke, Joel Katz, Rita Katznelson Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Treatment of chronic canalithiasis can be beneficial for patients with vertigo/dizziness and chronic musculoskeletal pain, including whiplash related pain
Publication date: July 2015 Source:Scandinavian Journal of Pain, Volume 8 Author(s): Wenche Iglebekk , Carsten Tjell , Peter Borenstein Background and aim Chronic musculoskeletal pain, e.g. whiplash associated disorders (WAD), fibromyalgia and myalgia, causes significant burden on both the individual and on society as a whole. In a previous study, the authors concluded that there is a likely connection between chronic benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)/canalithiasis and headache, neck pain, generalized pain, fatigue, cognitive dysfunctions as well as tinnitus. The balance dysfunction in BPPV/canalithiasis is dyn...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Pain - May 19, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Migraine co-existing tension-type headache and neck pain: Validation of questionnaires
Conclusions and implications The impact M-TTH-NP questionnaire showed acceptable face validity and excellent content validity and may be useful when evaluating treatment effect in this target group. The new impact M-TTH-NP questionnaire in combination with the additional questionnaires that together assess pain, triggers, psychosocial and socioeconomic aspects may provide a deeper understanding of the complexity of migraine with co-existing TTH and NP. (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Pain)
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Pain - May 19, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Duodenal perforation precipitated by scrub typhus
We report the case of a patient with no previous symptoms or risk factors for a duodenal ulcer, who presented with an acute duodenal perforation, probably precipitated by scrub typhus infection. (Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases)
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - May 19, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Raghunath RajatDavid DeepuArul Jeevan JonathanAbhilash Kundavaram Paul Prabhakar Source Type: research

Prevalence, management and burden of episodic and chronic headaches—a cross-sectional multicentre study in eight Austrian headache centres
Conclusion This study provides comprehensive data from eight Austrian headache centres for the first time. We found a substantial number of patients with CH including pMOH and its association with more common utilization of health care facilities and greater burden. The low use of prophylactic medication requires further examination. (Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain)
Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain - May 19, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

The Relationship of Body Mass Index with the Incidence of Postdural Puncture Headache in Parturients.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings are consistent with previous reports of decreased PDPH incidence after unintentional dural puncture in parturients with an increased BMI, even after controlling for pushing during labor. Severity of headache and need for epidural blood patch treatment were similar in low and high BMI groups. PMID: 25993388 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia)
Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - May 19, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Peralta F, Higgins N, Lange E, Wong CA, McCarthy RJ Tags: Anesth Analg Source Type: research