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Acute facial nerve palsy in children in a Lyme disease-endemic area in the Netherlands.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2021 May 11. Epub 2021 May 11.

Lyme Center Apeldoorn, Gelre Hospital, Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

We assessed the prevalence of Lyme neuroborreliosis in children with acute facial nerve palsy in a Lyme-endemic region and patient characteristics associated with this. All children visiting one of three participating hospitals between January 2010 and December 2016 were included in the study. Of 104 children referred to the hospital with facial nerve palsy, 43% had Lyme neuroborreliosis and 57% idiopathic facial palsy. Read More

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Assessing Vascular Function in Patients With Neck Pain, Headache, and/or Orofacial Pain: Part of the Job Description of Physical Therapists.

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2021 May 10:1-12. Epub 2021 May 10.

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation, University of Nottingham, UK.

Synopsis: Vascular serious adverse events (SAEs) can occur after manipulating, mobilizing, prescribing exercise for and examining the cervical spine. Patients presenting with neck pain and headache who develop a vascular SAE during or after treatment may have vascular flow limitations that were unrecognized and aggravated by treatment. Patients with neck pain and headache-the first non-ischemic symptoms of arterial dissection-frequently access a physical therapist as a first point provider who may or may not have specialist training in orthopedic manual physical therapy (OMPT). Read More

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Deadly Neuroinvasive Mosquito-Borne Virus: A Case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

Perm J 2021 May;25

Department of Medicine, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City, NJ.

None: Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a rare and potentially fatal neuroinvasive disease with a high mortality rate of > 30%. It is an uncommon vector-borne illness, with an average of 8 cases reported in the United States annually. Alarmingly, in 2019 alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed 38 cases of EEE virus in the United States, reported from 10 states. Read More

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The Effectiveness of Sternocleidomastoid Muscle Dry Needling in Patients with Cervicogenic Headache.

Adv Biomed Res 2021 26;10:10. Epub 2021 Feb 26.

Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Cervicogenic headache (CGH) is a secondary headache with a cervical source that radiates pain to the head or face. Accordingly, one reason of CGH is myofascial trigger points. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of one session dry needling (DN) of myofascial trigger points of the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle in patients with CGH. Read More

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February 2021

The impact of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on migraine disorder.

J Neurol 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

The George Institute for Global Health, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Objective: To evaluate the impact of the Coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on patients with migraine.

Methods: Self-reported data from a migraine tracking smartphone application, Migraine Buddy, were used. Data were collected from users who reported at least one attack in the Jan, Feb, Mar and Apr of 2018, 2019 and 2020. Read More

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Nonabducent Cranial Neuropathies in Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Neurologist 2021 May 5;26(3):90-97. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Neurology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL.

Introduction: Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) can rarely present with cranial neuropathies other than abducent nerve palsy. The authors report a case and review the literature for nonabducent cranial neuropathies in CVST.

Case Report: A 22-year-old woman with a history of oral contraceptive use developed right-sided headache, blurred vision, and dizziness for 4 days. Read More

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The first prevalence study of primary headaches in adults in a post-conflict area of Serbia.

Cephalalgia 2021 May 2:3331024211006043. Epub 2021 May 2.

University of Belgrade, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Epidemiology, Belgrade, Serbia.

Aim: The aim of the present study was to establish annual prevalence of primary headaches, migraine, and tension-type headache among adults in a post-conflict area of Serbia.

Methods: The data for this cross-sectional study was obtained via face-to-face interviews using questionnaires specifically designed for this purpose, in line with the available guidelines. The study sample included adults aged 18-65 years whose native language is Serbian with residence in six predominantly Serbian communities in Kosovo and Metohija. Read More

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Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis With Optic Nerve Metastasis Secondary to Breast Cancer.

Cureus 2021 Mar 31;13(3):e14200. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, MYS.

Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LC) and optic nerve metastasis are uncommon occurrences in breast cancer. We report a rare case of LC with optic nerve infiltration secondary to breast cancer. A 45-year-old lady who was a known case of treated right breast carcinoma six years ago presented with a blurring of vision in both eyes, floaters, and diplopia for one month. Read More

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Is a Mask That Covers the Mouth and Nose Free from Undesirable Side Effects in Everyday Use and Free of Potential Hazards?

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 04 20;18(8). Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Psychology, FOM University of Applied Sciences, 57078 Siegen, Germany.

Many countries introduced the requirement to wear masks in public spaces for containing SARS-CoV-2 making it commonplace in 2020. Up until now, there has been no comprehensive investigation as to the adverse health effects masks can cause. The aim was to find, test, evaluate and compile scientifically proven related side effects of wearing masks. Read More

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Precarious Essential Work, Immigrant Dairy Farmworkers, and Occupational Health Experiences in Vermont.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Apr 1;18(7). Epub 2021 Apr 1.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Vermont, 146 University Place, Morril Hall, Burlington, VT 05405, USA.

Migrant dairy workers in Vermont face a wide range of occupational and health hazards at work. This research examines the environmental risks, occupational health hazards, and health outcomes experienced by migrant dairy farm workers in Vermont. This research draws on a triangulation of sources including analysis of data-surveys and interviews with migrant dairy farmworkers gathered by the organization Migrant Justice since 2015 as well as relevant key informant interviews with community organizations across the state to characterize the occupational health experiences of migrant dairy workers in Vermont. Read More

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[Ramsay Hunt syndrome can present with vesicular elements on the tongue, facial nerve palsy and meningitis].

Ugeskr Laeger 2021 Apr;183(16)

Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS) is caused by a reactivation of the varicella zoster virus (VZV). It normally involves the triad of earache, peripheral facial nerve palsy and ipsilateral rash but can present without/with minimal visible rashes. In this case report, a 53-year-old male was admitted to hospital after a week-long headache, right-sided earache and peripheral facial nerve palsy. Read More

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Functional Magnetic Resonance Connectivity in Patients With Temporomadibular Joint Disorders.

Front Neurol 2021 12;12:629211. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Department of Medical, Oral, and Biotechnological Sciences, University of G. d'Annunzio Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy.

Myofascial pain in the masticatory region, generally referred to as headache, is a common temporomandibular disorder (TMD) characterized by the hypersensitive regions of the contracted skeletal muscle fibers. A correct clinical treatment of myofascial pain has the potential to modify the functional activation of cerebral networks associated with pain and unconscious teeth clenching, specifically the pain network (PN) and default mode network (DMN). In this study, research is presented as a case series of five patients with myofascial pain: three were diagnosed with intra- and extra-articular disorders, and two were diagnosed with only extra-articular disorders. Read More

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Severe scombroid poisoning and life-threatening hypotension.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Apr 26;14(4). Epub 2021 Apr 26.

National Capital Poison Center, Washington, DC, USA.

Scombroid fish poisoning (SFP), the most common fish-related illness worldwide, is a histamine response caused by the heat stable toxin histamine. A healthy 48-year-old woman and co-author of this paper developed palpitations, tachycardia and hypotension 10 min after a tuna steak dinner. She subsequently developed numbness of her face, flushing, conjunctival erythema, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, headache and chest pain. Read More

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Dural spread from metastatic prostate cancer.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Apr 27;14(4). Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Medical Oncology, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland.

A 59-year-old man with a known breast cancer type 1 gene mutation and a 2-year history of metastatic prostate cancer to bone and lymph nodes presented with a sudden onset of thunderclap headache, photophobia and a left sided facial droop. He was being treated at the time with the poly ADP ribose polymerase inhibitor Rucaparib. Of note, 6 weeks prior to this presentation, he had been diagnosed with malignant spinal cord compression at T3-T6, he underwent an emergency decompressive laminectomy and had received palliative postoperative radiotherapy. Read More

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P2X receptor upregulation in trigeminal ganglion neurons through TNFα production in macrophages contributes to trigeminal neuropathic pain in rats.

J Headache Pain 2021 Apr 26;22(1):31. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Department of Physiology, Nihon University School of Dentistry, 1-8-13 Kandasurugadai Chiyoda-ku, 101-8310, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: Trigeminal neuralgia is a characteristic disease that manifests as orofacial phasic or continuous severe pain triggered by innocuous orofacial stimulation; its mechanisms are not fully understood. In this study, we established a new animal model of trigeminal neuralgia and investigated the role of P2X receptor (P2XR) alteration in the trigeminal ganglion (TG) via tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) signaling in persistent orofacial pain.

Methods: Trigeminal nerve root compression (TNC) was performed in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Read More

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Face Mask Use During the COVID-19 Outbreak: How Did Educated Brazilians Behave?

Am J Health Promot 2021 Apr 27:8901171211011352. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Department of Medicine (Nephrology), 28105Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Purpose: To describe Brazilians' behavior regarding face mask use and health literacy during the COVID-19 pandemic before and after the Ministry of Health of Brazil formal recommendation.

Design: Cross-sectional surveys using a web-based questionnaire. Participants were recruited via snowball techniques. Read More

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Distinguishing non severe cases of dengue from COVID-19 in the context of co-epidemics: A cohort study in a SARS-CoV-2 testing center on Reunion island.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2021 04 26;15(4):e0008879. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

COVID-19 testing center, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de la Réunion, Saint Pierre, Reunion, France.

Background: As coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is spreading globally, several countries are handling dengue epidemics. As both infections are deemed to share similarities at presentation, it would be useful to distinguish COVID-19 from dengue in the context of co-epidemics. Hence, we performed a retrospective cohort study to identify predictors of both infections. Read More

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Additive Interaction Between Onabotulinumtoxin-A and Erenumab in Patients With Refractory Migraine.

Front Neurol 2021 8;12:656294. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Advanced Medical and Surgical Sciences, Headache Centre, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli, " Naples, Italy.

In the last decade, notable progresses have been observed in chronic migraine preventive treatments. According to the European Headache Federation and national provisions, onabotulinumtoxin-A (BTX-A) and monoclonal antibodies acting on the pathway of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP-mAbs) should not be administered in combination due to supposed superimposable mechanism of action and high costs. On the other hand, preclinical observations demonstrated that these therapeutic classes, although operating directly or indirectly on the CGRP pathway, act on different fibers. Read More

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Clinical Features of Cluster Headache: A Hospital-Based Study in Taiwan.

Front Neurol 2021 7;12:636888. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Department of Neurology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.

Most previous studies on cluster headache (CH) focus on Western populations. This study aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics of CH in a neurology outpatient population in Taiwan. A cross-sectional survey was conducted from July 2015 to June 2019 in a medical college affiliated with a tertiary care hospital (Tri-Service General Hospital) in Taiwan. Read More

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A Prolonged Time to Diagnosis Due to Misdiagnoses: A Case Report of an Atypical Presentation of Eagle Syndrome.

Am J Case Rep 2021 Apr 26;22:e929816. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Department of Dental Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

BACKGROUND Eagle syndrome is an unusual condition in which the styloid process (SP) becomes elongated and causes different clinical symptoms due to pressure on adjacent anatomical structures. The symptoms are non-specific and include severe throat, facial, and ear pain, or headaches. They are usually exacerbated by head rotation, swallowing, yawning, or chewing, but atypical presentations exist. Read More

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Effectiveness of paranasal air suction on acute migraine using portable air sucker - a randomized, double blind study.

BMC Neurol 2021 Apr 24;21(1):176. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Background: Migraine is a primary headache disorder and is the most common disabling primary headache disorder that occurs in children and adolescents. A recent study showed that paranasal air suction can provide relief to migraine headache. However, in order to get the maximum benefit out of it, an easy to use effective air sucker should be available. Read More

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Headache characteristics and frequency of migraine in patients with cervical artery dissections.

Acta Neurol Belg 2021 Apr 23. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Department of Neurology, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, İstanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Headache is a common symptom of cervical artery dissections (CAD). Sometimes, it can be the only symptom and mimic migraine. We aimed to investigate headache characteristics and previous history of migraine in CAD patients, and to compare headache features between patients with internal carotid artery dissection (ICAD) and vertebral artery dissection (VAD). Read More

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Parents' attitudes towards school students' overuse of smartphones and its detrimental health impacts: A qualitative study.

JMIR Pediatr Parent 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Immunology, Ministry of Health-Kuwait, Kuwait, KW.

Background: Parents' awareness of the risks of the overuse of smartphones (SPs) among their children and parents' attitudes towards this societal phenomenon are crucial factors to consider when investigating the causes and effects of, as well as interventions to control, this public health issue.

Objective: This study aimed to explore the awareness and attitudes of parents regarding SP overuse among their children and the detrimental impacts associated with it.

Methods: The qualitative method of semi-structured face-to-face interviews was used to collect data from fathers and mothers of children aged 6-18 years. Read More

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Pseudotumor Cerebri Syndrome Complicated by Diffuse Ophthalmoparesis and Polyradiculopathy.

Neurohospitalist 2021 Jan 3;11(1):71-74. Epub 2020 Aug 3.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Pseudotumor cerebri syndrome (PTCS), also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), is defined by elevated intracranial pressure in the absence of a structural or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) abnormality. Typical features include headache, visual symptoms, and pulsatile tinnitus. Cranial nerve deficits are seen in a minority of cases, most often sixth nerve palsies. Read More

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January 2021

Telemedicine in the management of patients with headache: current situation and recommendations of the Spanish Society of Neurology's Headache Study Group.

Neurologia 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Servicio de Neurología, Hospital Universitario Quirónsalud Madrid, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, España.

Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unexpected boost to telemedicine. We analyse the impact of the pandemic on telemedicine applied in Spanish headache consultations, review the literature, and issue recommendations for the implementation of telemedicine in consultations.

Method: The study comprised 3 phases: 1) review of the MEDLINE database since 1958 (first reported experience with telemedicine); 2) Google Forms survey sent to all members of the Spanish Society of Neurology's Headache Study Group (GECSEN); and 3) online consensus of GECSEN experts to issue recommendations for the implementation of telemedicine in Spain. Read More

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Blastomyces Induced Otomastoiditis With Local Soft Tissue Invasion: A Case Report.

Ear Nose Throat J 2021 Apr 18:1455613211006001. Epub 2021 Apr 18.

Carle Illinois College of Medicine, Champaign, IL, USA.

The aim of this report is to document a very rare case of mastoiditis with extension into the retromastoid soft tissue and surrounding muscle. is a dimorphic fungus of endemic areas which classically infiltrates the lungs; however, dissemination presenting as otomastoiditis is exceedingly rare. The patient was an immunocompetent 27-year-old male with no significant preexisting health conditions. Read More

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A Rare Thrombophilic Occurrence: Dural Venous Sinus Thrombosis in a Patient with Significant Family History of Protein S Deficiency.

Cureus 2021 Mar 13;13(3):e13866. Epub 2021 Mar 13.

Internal Medicine, St. Luke's University Health Network, Easton, USA.

Protein S is a potent anticoagulant that downregulates thrombin formation and is a vitamin K-dependent glycoprotein which is primarily synthesized in the liver. A deficiency in this protein or decreased activity, as seen in hereditary protein S deficiency, can lead to life-threatening thrombosis. Hereditary protein S deficiency is a rare disease as listed by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). Read More

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Case Report: Idiopathic Sclerosing Orbital Inflammation.

Optom Vis Sci 2021 Apr;98(4):409-417

Eye Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Significance: Idiopathic sclerosing orbital inflammation (ISOI) is characterized by insidious, chronic, progressive inflammation and fibrosis that damage ocular structures and produce a mass effect. This case highlights the challenges in diagnosis and management of ISOI, as well as the associated ocular morbidities, including potential vision loss.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to provide education regarding a rare condition that exhibits variable presentation and has an unpredictable success rate with regard to treatment paradigm. Read More

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