Mov Disord Clin Pract 2021 Jul 22;8(5):772-774. Epub 2021 Apr 22.
Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson's Disease and the Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Clinic Toronto Western Hospital Toronto Ontario Canada.
Open Med (Wars) 2021 30;16(1):526-531. Epub 2021 Mar 30.
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medical Sciences in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia, Medyków 14, Katowice, 40-752, Poland.
The stiff person syndrome (SPS) is an extremely rare neurological disorder with primarily immune-mediated etiology. The cardinal symptoms are progressive, fluctuating axial/proximal limb muscle stiffness and spasms. The diagnosis is based on the clinical picture, electromyography examination and detection of antibodies to glutamic acid decarboxylase (anti-GAD). Read More
Eur Heart J Case Rep 2020 Dec 9;4(6):1-4. Epub 2020 Nov 9.
Division of Cardiology, Rush University Medical Center, 1717 W Congress parkway, Suite 313, 3-Kellogg, Chicago, IL, USA.
Background: Transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve implantation (MVIV) has emerged as a viable treatment option in patients at high risk for surgery. Occasionally, despite appropriate puncture location and adequate dilation, difficulty is encountered in advancing the transcatheter heart valve across interatrial septum.Case Summary: We describe a case of a 79-year-old woman with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), prior surgical bioprosthetic aortic and mitral valve replacement implanted in 2007, atrial fibrillation, and Group II pulmonary hypertension who presented with progressively worsening heart failure symptoms secondary to severe bioprosthetic mitral valve stenosis and moderate-severe mitral regurgitation. Read More
Ment Health Clin 2020 May 7;10(3):95-99. Epub 2020 May 7.
Stiff-person syndrome (SPS) is a neurologic disorder characterized by muscle stiffness, rigidity, and muscle spasms, and it can increase a patient's risk for falls. It is recognized as a rare disease with limited clinical guidelines to manage the condition and its symptoms. Currently, there is even less clinical guidance for the management of common comorbid conditions in these patients. Read More
Gen Psychiatr 2020 22;33(1):e100059. Epub 2020 Jan 22.
Department of Hemodialysis, Hubei Jingmen No. 1 Hospital, Hubei Province, China.
Catatonia is a state of high-degree psychomotor inhibition in which patients often maintain a constant fixed posture, and generally have unconscious obstacles and various reflex preservation. Patients suffering from severe catatonia will become stiff. Catatonia generally manifests unconsciousness while various reflexes are preserved. Read More