1,578 results match your criteria Hiccups
Caspian J Intern Med 2018 ;9(4):403-405
1. 2 Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Heraklion "Venizeleio-Pananeio", Leoforos Knossou, Heraklion, Greece.
Background: Persistent hiccups can be a debilitating symptom and many such patients present to the emergency department seeking relief. A variety of serious conditions have been associated with persistent hiccups. Cases of pneumonia as a cause of hiccups have been rarely described. Read More
Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Nov;97(48):e13370
Rationale: Although persistent postoperative hiccups can cause various problems (such as sleep disorders, depression, fatigue) for the patient, there has been little research on this topic. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of treating persistent postoperative hiccups with a stellate ganglion block (SGB), an injection of local anesthetic in the sympathetic nerve tissue of the neck.
Patient Concerns And Diagnoses: Three patients each developed persistent hiccups within 3 days of abdominal surgery, lasting for 3 to 6 days. Read More
Prim Care Companion CNS Disord 2018 Nov 22;20(6). Epub 2018 Nov 22.
Eur J Oncol Nurs 2018 Dec 19;37:23-28. Epub 2018 Oct 19.
Department of Nursing, Inha University, Incheon, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify demographic, health- and cancer-related, and physiological factors associated with dexamethasone-induced intractable hiccups in cancer patients.
Method: This study adopted a retrospective case control design. The study subjects were 168 cancer patients admitted to a university hospital for chemotherapy between October 2011 and December 2016: 58 patients who experienced intractable hiccups while on dexamethasone (cases) and 110 matched patients who received dexamethasone but did not experience hiccups (controls). Read More
Mult Scler 2018 Nov 22:1352458518813105. Epub 2018 Nov 22.
Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada.
In this topical review, we discuss the history of the area postrema syndrome, with special attention given to early studies aimed at identifying the area postrema and its function, possible early cases of the syndrome and its current relevance in neuroimmunology and demyelinating diseases. In 1896, Retzius named a structure in the posterior medulla oblongata as the area postrema. The work of Borison in the middle of the 20th century led to the elucidation of its function as a "vomiting center. Read More
J Craniovertebr Junction Spine 2018 Jul-Sep;9(3):212-215
Department of Orthopaedics, Nemours/Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
Basilar impression is a cranial base abnormality associated with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) with serious neurologic implications but controversial treatment options. Combined anterior and posterior decompression with long-segment posterior fusion is often recommended. We report a patient with OI (Sillence type III) with basilar impression treated with halo traction followed by posterior surgery. Read More
Case Rep Emerg Med 2018 10;2018:5023954. Epub 2018 Oct 10.
Department of Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center & Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA.
We report the case of a person who went into cardiac arrest after being given chlorpromazine for hiccups and was subsequently diagnosed with congenital Long QT Syndrome. Long QT Syndrome is an uncommon, congenital condition that carries a high risk of sudden cardiac death. Clinicians need to recognize the risk that chlorpromazine may prolong the QTc and prepare to manage potential complications. Read More
Clin Neuropharmacol 2018 Nov 5. Epub 2018 Nov 5.
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Meram School of Medicine, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey.
Hiccup is a sudden-onset repeated involuntary and spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm and intercostal muscle accompanied by laryngeal closure, generating the characteristic inspiratory sound and discomfort. Various factors including drugs may trigger the hiccups. There are some reports regarding the possible links between psychotropic agents that can affect the dopaminergic system and the triggering of hiccup; however, to our knowledge, there are no data regarding sertraline-induced hiccup. Read More
Int Med Case Rep J 2018 11;11:263-264. Epub 2018 Oct 11.
Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, AZ, USA,
Singultus (hiccups lasting longer than 48 hours) is a described complication following epidural steroid injections, sacroiliac joint injections, and facet joint injections. The underlying etiology is not completely understood, but it is a condition that can be distressing to patients. Our case presentation involves a 62-year-old male presenting for cervical epidural steroid injection. Read More
Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi 2018 ;115(10):898-904
Department of Health Care, Kyoto Okamoto Memorial Hospital.
A 58-year-old male receiving two types of antithrombotic medication developed acute obstructive suppressive cholangitis due to choledocholithiasis. During the first endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedure, we performed biliary plastic stenting. Seven days after this procedure and with continued antithrombotic treatment, we performed ERCP with endoscopic sphincterotomy and stone extraction. Read More
Niger J Clin Pract 2018 Oct;21(10):1356-1360
Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kirikkale University, Kirikkale, Turkey.
Background: Although little importance is attached to hiccups, they may be associated with several diseases. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of gender differences on types of hiccups and the relation with diseases involved in the etiology.
Materials And Methods: Patients presenting to the Kirikkale University Medical Faculty Hospital with hiccups were investigated retrospectively. Read More
Neurology 2018 Oct 26;91(17):e1642-e1651. Epub 2018 Sep 26.
From the Departments of Neurology (E.S., D.D., M.M., E.F., A.G., B.W., S.J.P.), Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (M.M., E.F., A.G., S.J.P.), and Clinical Research Unit (C.H., J.S.), Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN; Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (J.P., M.I.L., S.M.), Oxford; The Walton Centre (A.J., D.W., L.E.), NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK; Department of Neurology (I.N., K.F., T.T., T.M., Y.T.), Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai; Department of Multiple Sclerosis Therapeutics (K.F.), Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis and Neuromyelitis Optica Center, Southern Tohoku Research Institute for NeuroScience, Koriyama, Japan; Department of Neurology (M.L., A.B.), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; Departments of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics (B.M.G.), UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX; Department of Neurology (T.T.), Yonezawa National Hospital; and Department of Neurology (I.N.), Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Sendai, Japan.
Objective: To define the frequency, duration, and severity of intractable nausea, vomiting, or hiccups in aquaporin-4-immunoglobulin G (AQP4-IgG)-positive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) and propose diagnostic criteria and a severity scale for area postrema syndrome (APS).
Methods: An International NMOSD database was interrogated for frequency of APS. Patients with AQP4-IgG-positive NMOSD completed an APS symptom questionnaire. Read More
Tomography 2018 Jun;4(2):43-45
Department of Physical Therapy, Adventist University of Health Sciences, Orlando, FL.
Prenatal ultrasonography in the early third trimester showed an unusual branching pattern of the right aortic arch. Echocardiography performed 4 h after birth showed the right aortic arch with mirror-image branching, patent ductus arteriosus, and patent foramen ovale. Because the location of the ductus arteriosus was unclear on echocardiography, cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging was performed 3 days after birth. Read More
Caspian J Intern Med 2018 ;9(3):299-302
Bulent Ecevit University, School of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Zonguldak, Turkey.
Background: Lead-related infections that might develop after pacemaker implantation associated with high mortality and morbidity rates are challenging to manage and pose high-cost. Patients with lead-related infections usually present with fever, chills and fatigue and the treatment can be challenging unless the implant system is extracted.
Case Presentation: A 66-year old male patient who underwent dual chamber pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator was admitted to the emergency service with a six-week history of complaints of hiccups and fever. Read More
BMC Anesthesiol 2018 Sep 5;18(1):123. Epub 2018 Sep 5.
Department of Anesthesiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, 16# Jichang Road, Guangzhou, 510405, China.
Background: Continuous hiccups during surgery not only affect the surgical procedure, they can also cause adverse effects for the patient. Apart from active investigation of the cause of the hiccups, their timely termination is also necessary.
Case Presentation: We reported a case of a 70-year-old woman with continuous intraoperative hiccups that appeared during vaginal hysterectomy under low continuous epidural anesthesia. Read More
J Clin Anesth 2019 Feb 31;52:50. Epub 2018 Aug 31.
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Missouri, United States of America.
Brain Stimul 2018 Nov - Dec;11(6):1385-1387. Epub 2018 Aug 16.
Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, Krembil Neuroscience Centre, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M5T 2S8, Ontario, Canada; Krembil Brain Institute, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, M5T 2S8, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:
Am J Emerg Med 2018 Nov 17;36(11):2135.e1-2135.e5. Epub 2018 Aug 17.
Department of Emergency Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon. Electronic address:
Gangrenous cholecystitis (GC) is a serious complication of acute cholecystitis that has been associated with increased morbidity. Patient with GC can present with a wide variety of non-specific clinical, laboratory, and imaging characteristics, making the diagnosis challenging. This disease requires emergent treatment, which is why a quick and reliable diagnosis is essential for the wellbeing of the patient. Read More
Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Aug;97(34):e11934
Rationale: Pathophysiologic mechanisms of the central nervous system, such as stroke, can be associated with intractable hiccups. Intractable hiccups can be associated with potentially fatal consequences, thus requiring safe management in an inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) setting with a multidisciplinary team approach to optimize mobility and feeding.
Patient Concerns: A 49-year-old male presented to the emergency department with complaints of vomiting and dizziness. Read More
J Thorac Dis 2018 Jun;10(6):3622-3626
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan.
Background: In a previous article we reported the time that hiccups stop as the instant when CO levels in both expiratory gas (EtCO) and inspiratory gas (InspCO) reach approximately 50 mmHg. To support our findings, in this article we aim to clarify the precise values of the CO level in arterial blood (PaCO) and venous blood (PvCO) during plastic bag rebreathing.
Methods: A healthy male volunteer was asked to perform a rebreathing experiment using a 20 L air-filled plastic bag. Read More
Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 2018 Jun;45(6):985-987
Dept. of Pharmacy, Hitachi General Hospital.
A 50s man receiving dialysis for chronic kidney disease due to IgA nephropathy underwent laparoscopic reversal via Hartmann 's procedure for rectal cancer and multiple liver metastases, followed by chemotherapy for the liver metastases. Following a single course of mFOLFOX therapy, bevacizumab was administered for 8 courses, resulting in tumor shrinkage and a decrease in tumor marker levels. The initial doses were 60mg/m2 oxaliplatin and 280(bolus injection)and 1,680mg/m2 (continuous infusion)of 5-FU. Read More
World Neurosurg 2018 Oct 17;118:329-331. Epub 2018 Jul 17.
Department of Neurosurgery, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Medical School Affiliated Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai, China.
Background: The authors report the case of a 34-year-old man who presented with intractable hiccups. The imaging examination showed that the patient was suffering from syringomyelia associated with Chiari type I malformation.
Case Descriptions: The patient underwent posterior fossa decompression combined with bilateral tonsillectomy and duroplasty. Read More
BMJ Open 2018 Jul 6;8(7):e020031. Epub 2018 Jul 6.
Department of Paediatrics, Child Health and Youth Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
Objective: To report perception of fetal movements in women who experienced a stillbirth compared with controls at a similar gestation with a live birth.
Design: Case-control study.
Setting: 41 maternity units in the UK. Read More
Oxf Med Case Reports 2018 Jun 25;2018(6):omy027. Epub 2018 Jun 25.
Dental Unit, 'San Gerardo' Hospital and School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca, Monza, Italy.
Persistent hiccup can conceal life-threatening clinical conditions of highly heterogeneous nature. Here, we report a case of a persistent hiccup that has been temporally associated with dental implant insertion in a patient with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. This 67-year-old patient underwent dental implant in area 36 and the procedure was performed without acute complications. Read More
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2018 Jun;38(6):667-71
College of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Hunan University of CM, Changsha 410208, China.
Objective: To explore the acupoint selection pattern of chronic atrophic gastritis and provide reference for clinical treatment of chronic atrophic gastritis.
Methods: The literature regarding acupuncture for chronic atrophic gastritis published before September 5th of 2016 was searched in the databases of CNKI, CBM, PubMed, etc. The information of symptoms and acupoint selection was extracted to establish medical database of chronic atrophic gastritis. Read More
World J Surg 2018 12;42(12):3988-3996
Department of Thoracic and Surgical Oncology, Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum, John Paul II Hospital, Kraków, Poland.
Background: The aim of this study was to analyze the safety and effectiveness of stenting using partially covered self-expandable stents in palliation of dysphagia in patients with unresectable esophageal cancer.
Methods: Retrospective analysis of hospital records of all patients who underwent esophageal stenting in the period 2008-2015 was performed. The study included patients with unresectable esophageal and esophagogastric cancer. Read More
Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 2018 Jun 22;18(8):51. Epub 2018 Jun 22.
Department of Neurology, Loyola University, Maywood, IL, USA.
Purpose Of Review: Hiccups are a common problem that crosses multiple disciplines including neurology, gastroenterology and pulmonology, and primary care. There are no formal guidelines to the treatment of intractable hiccups and treatment is based on experience and anecdotal evidence often relying on older medications. We have reviewed the relevant literature with an emphasis on the last five years or so in management of intractable hiccups. Read More
Brain Dev 2018 Nov 19;40(10):865-875. Epub 2018 Jun 19.
Hacettepe University of Faculty of Medicine, Radiology Department, Neuroradiology Division, Ankara, Turkey.
Background: Nonketotic hyperglycinemia (NKH) is an autosomal recessive severe life-threatening catostrophic metabolic disorder.
Materials And Methods: The present study was conducted in a tertiary reference center in Turkey for six years period. The accurate diagnosis of six NKH patients was based on clinical history of the patients, neurological examinations, seizure semiology, serial electroencephalography (EEG) recordings, neuroimaging findings, metabolic tests and genetic analysis. Read More
Int J Neurosci 2018 Jul 3:1-4. Epub 2018 Jul 3.
c Department of Neurologic Surgery , Mayo Clinic , Rochester , MN , USA.
Introduction: Hiccups are common and typically resolve spontaneously. However, in rare cases, they can continue for days, weeks or even years, causing significant morbidity and discomfort in patients. In the setting of intractable hiccups, vagal nerve stimulation has been reported in two cases. Read More
Intern Med 2018 Oct 18;57(20):2981-2986. Epub 2018 May 18.
Division of Diagnostic Pathology, Saitama Prefectural Cardiovascular and Respiratory Center, Japan.
We herein report the case of a 76-year old man with aquaporin-4-Immunoglobulin-G (AQP4-IgG)-positive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), in whom transient interstitial pulmonary lesions developed at the early stage of the disease. Chest X-ray showed multiple infiltrative shadows in both upper lung fields, and computed tomography revealed abnormal shadows distributed randomly in the lungs. Surgical lung biopsy showed features of unclassifiable interstitial pneumonia, characterized by various types of air-space organization, which resulted in obscure lung structure. Read More
Clin Respir J 2018 Aug;12(8):2340-2345
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan.
Background: While investigating the mechanisms behind hiccups, our team discovered what could be the sufficient physiological conditions for terminating even persistent cases.
Methods: To investigate the role of CO retention, a healthy male volunteer was asked to perform three kinds of rebreathing experiments using different materials: (I) a 20 L air-filled plastic bag, (II) a 20 L air-filled plastic bag with a 1.5 × 1. Read More
Case Rep Cardiol 2018 11;2018:7237454. Epub 2018 Mar 11.
Department of Internal Medicine, Monmouth Medical Center, 300 Second Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740, USA.
Clinical manifestations of acute myocardial infarction can be more than just chest pain. Patients can present with dyspnea, fatigue, heart burn, diaphoresis, syncope, and abdominal pain to name a few. Our patient was a 74-year-old male with a past medical history of type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and COPD due to chronic tobacco use, who presented with persistent hiccups for 4 days and no other complaints. Read More
Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc 2017 Jul-Dec;24(3-4):123
Centro Hospitalar Universidade Coimbra, Portugal.
Introduction: A carotid body tumor is a rare neoplasm, generally benign, that predominantly affects people between their fourth and fith decades of life. It manifests as a pulsatile and generally painless cervical mass with firm consistency, located below the angle of the jaw. Clinically it can cause localized pain, dysphagia, hiccups, hoarseness and hypersensitive carotid body syndrome. Read More
Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Apr;97(16):e0450
Department of Pain Care, Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University.
Rationale: Abdominal pain and hiccups secondary to intra-abdominal adhesion are surgical complications that are often treated by painkillers and secondary surgeries with an unsatisfactory therapeutic effect. This study presents a new treatment method that uses ultrasound-guided local infiltration in peritoneal and abdominal wall adhesions in patients with hiccups and abdominal pain.
Patient Concerns: A 62-year-old patient presented to our hospital with a history of intractable hiccups and abdominal pain for 30 years. Read More
Am J Case Rep 2018 Apr 4;19:397-399. Epub 2018 Apr 4.
Department of Special Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Irbid, Jordan.
BACKGROUND Hiccup is a rare complication after a cervical epidural steroid injection used in the treatment of chronic pain. A few studies have reported on the physiological and pharmacological aspects of hiccups after epidural steroid injection and there have been some case reports published. Our presented case report provides insight into the side effect of hiccups that can occur in association with cervical epidural analgesia, and will help inform anesthesiologist about this unpleasant complication. Read More
Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2018 Mar;98(9):668-672
Department of Neurology, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Beijing 100096, China.
To evaluate the clinical characteristics and the corresponding MRI and laboratory findings in patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) associated with area postrema (AP). The study was a retrospective analysis of data from 120 NMOSD patients, and 18 cases were with AP out of these patients, The clinical presentation, MRI changes, serological markers and treatment outcome were reported. AP occurred in 18 patients (15%, 18/120). Read More
Zhonghua Zhong Liu Za Zhi 2018 Feb;40(2):138-140
The First Department of Gynaecology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Heilongjiang University Of Chinese Medicine, Harbin 150040, China.
To evaluate the therapeutic effect of cervical Jiaji electroacupuncture on postoperative intractable hiccup of liver neoplasms. A total of 39 patients with postoperative intractable hiccup of liver neoplasms in The First Affiliated Hospital of Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine from May 2013 to May 2017 were collected and divided into 2 groups randomly. The electroacupuncture group included 20 cases, the control group included 19 cases. Read More
Agri 2018 01;30(1):38
Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Relief, Apollo Speciality Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Feb;97(6):e9444
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain medicine, Korea University, Guro Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Intractable hiccups, although rare, may result in severe morbidity, including sleep deprivation, poor food intake, respiratory muscle fatigue, aspiration pneumonia, and death. Despite these potentially fatal complications, the etiology of intractable hiccups and definitive treatment are unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of continuous cervical epidural block in the treatment of intractable hiccups. Read More
Front Nutr 2017 22;4:70. Epub 2018 Jan 22.
Department of Pharmacy, Social Insurance Nakabaru Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan.
Background: Bone and soft tissue sarcomas are commonly treated with consecutive-day chemotherapy regimens consisting of multiple anticancer agents. Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is a serious adverse effect of these regimens and may result in decreased energy intake during chemotherapy. Decreased energy intake may lead to undernutrition and may cause adverse effects on patient quality of life and survival. Read More
World Neurosurg 2018 Apr 31;112:182-185. Epub 2018 Jan 31.
Department of Neurosurgery, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, USA. Electronic address:
Background: Brain abscesses are well-known to neurologic surgeons with well-recognized presentations, which include seizures, neurologic deficit, and headache. Rare symptoms may lead to a delay in diagnosis, which can be life threatening in the setting of a brain abscess.
Case Description: We present the case of a 46-year-old male with intractable hiccups found to have an abscess of the right basal ganglia. Read More
Clin Auton Res 2018 Dec 24;28(6):569-576. Epub 2018 Jan 24.
Department of Neurology, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT, 05405, USA.
Purpose: We report an unusual case of lateral medullary infarction presenting with orthostatic hypotension with pre-syncope without vertigo or Horner's syndrome.
Methods: Case report with review of the literature.
Results: A 67-year-old man presented with pre-syncope and ataxia without vertigo. Read More
Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova 2017 ;117(10. Vyp. 2):20-23
Research Center of Neurology, Moscow, Russia.
Neuromyelitis optica (Devic's disease) is a chronic autoimmune disease associated with the production of anti-bodies to aquaporin-4 (AQP4). Area postrema lesions is the third, after optic neuritis and myelitis, syndrome of opticomyelitis-related disorders. Clinical symptoms of this disorder include intractable nausea, vomiting and hiccups. Read More
BMJ Case Rep 2018 Jan 17;2018. Epub 2018 Jan 17.
Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK.
While occasional hiccups are normal, their persistent recurrence is distressing and may have an underlying aetiology. Patients with recurrent hiccups may undergo a long journey and see many physicians before the diagnosis is finally made. The purpose of this report is to increase awareness of central nervous system lesions as a possible cause for recurrent hiccups and provide an illustrative case of an otherwise fit man presenting with ongoing hiccups caused by a medullary haemangioblastoma. Read More
Anesth Analg 2018 Mar;126(3):1091
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California,
World Neurosurg 2018 Mar 2;111:261-263. Epub 2018 Jan 2.
Department of Neurosurgery, King's College Hospital, London, UK; Department of Neurosurgery, Clinical Hospital Dubrava, Zagreb, Croatia.
Background: Conus medullaris arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are rare spinal vascular malformations presenting most frequently with features of myelopathy (Foix-Alajounine syndrome), radiculopathy, bowel/bladder dysfunction, or acute spinal hemorrhage (Coup de poignard of Michon) causing profound neurological deficit. Here we present the case of a young patient with progressive dysphagia and intractable hiccups as a rare first presentation symptom of later verified conus medullaris AVM.
Case Description: A 21-year-old male patient presented with acute onset of dysphagia and persistent hiccups. Read More
Drug Saf Case Rep 2018 Jan 5;5(1). Epub 2018 Jan 5.
Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College and Sir Takhtasinhji General Hospital, 1st floor, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, 364001, India.
Hiccups can be idiopathic, psychogenic and organic, with drugs being one of the most important causes of hiccups. Although the exact pathophysiological processes involved are still poorly understood, the neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin, and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) have been documented to play a significant role in the generation of hiccups. We report on two patients with cellulitis who developed hiccups with the use of tramadol as an analgesic. Read More
World Neurosurg 2018 Mar 27;111:251-254. Epub 2017 Dec 27.
Department of Neurosurgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan.
Background: Hiccups are defined as sudden-onset involuntary contractions of the diaphragm followed by immediate inspiration and laryngeal closure, and they are considered intractable if prolonged beyond 1 month. A reflux arc involving phrenic, vagal, and central midbrain modulation is likely responsible for hiccups. We herein report a case of intractable hiccups caused by compression of the dorsal aspect of the medulla oblongata after treatment of a partially thrombosed distal posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysm. Read More
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2017 Feb;37(2):202-206
Department of TCM, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100730, China.
Objective: To analyze the current status of acupuncture consultation in Peking Union Medical College Hospital, which could provide references and suggestions for the development of acupuncture at comprehensive hospitals and the treatment of diseases.
Methods: The source of departments, the number of patients, the number of consultation, treatment frequency, consultation reasons and western medicine diagnosis of 279 inpatients who received acupuncture consultation were analyzed.
Results: A total of 26 departments, including department of internal medicine, department of surgery, gynecology department, etc. Read More
A A Pract 2018 Apr;10(7):171-172
From the Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine & Critical Care Medicine, Aviation General Hospital of China Medical University & Beijing Institute of Translational Medicine, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
We report the successful treatment of idiopathic intractable hiccups with cisatracurium under intravenous general anesthesia. The patient had a history of hiccups for 19 years that were refractory to a variety of treatments. When his hiccups were accompanied by vomiting, insomnia, shortness of breath, and poor oral intake for 9 days, he sought relief. Read More