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Betson Mark M Peakdale Molecular, Sheffield Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire SK23 0PG, UK. - - 2014
Modified nucleosides have received a great deal of attention from the scientific community, either for use as therapeutic agents, diagnostic tools, or as molecular probes. Perhaps the most difficult position of a nucleoside to modify is the 4'-position. Chemists have developed innovative methods to achieve this in a stereoselective manner ...
Gadient Paul M PM University of Kentucky, Department of Neurology, KY, - - 2014
There is a growing body of literature documenting local herpes zoster outbreak following procedures. The mechanism underlying these outbreaks remains elusive. We present a case of zoster following onabotulinumtoxinA (BTX) for migraine and a literature review. Chart and literature review. A 72-year-old woman with chronic migraine received BTX injections for ...
Devenney Emma - - 2014
There are many potential causes of sudden and severe headache (thunderclap headache), the most important of which is aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage. Published academic reviews report a wide range of causes. We sought to create a definitive list of causes, other than aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage, using a systematic review. Systematic Review ...
Rogers Kirsty K Department of Pediatrics, Queen's University Hospital, Romford, United Kingdom - - 2014
Headache attributed to airplane flights is a rare form of headache disorder. This case study describes an 11-year-old girl with recurrent, severe, frontal headaches occurring during airplane travel. The episodes were associated with dizziness and facial pallor but no additional symptoms and showed spontaneous resolution on landing. Blood tests and ...
Elahi Foad F University of Iowa, Iowa City, - - 2014
Headache is the most frequent reason for referral to an outpatient neurology and pain physician practice, with post-traumatic headache (PTH) accounting for approximately 4% of all symptomatic headaches. Headache following trauma has been reported for centuries. In this unique case report we will discuss the clinical course and successful headache ...
Thissen Sam S Department of Neurology, Atrium Medical Centre, Heerlen, The - - 2014
Persistent migraine aura without infarction (PMA) is a rare condition that is defined as an aura that lasts longer than 1 week in absence of infarction. Two types of PMA have been distinguished, notably persistent primary visual disturbance (PPVD) and typical aura (TA). This case-based review article describes four new ...
Krymchantowski Abouch Valenty AV Headache Center of Rio, Headache, Rio de Janeiro, - - 2014
The notion of migraine attacks triggered by food and beverages has been posited for centuries. Red wine in particular has been acknowledged as a migraine trigger since antiquity when Celsus (25 B.C.-50 A.D.) described head pain after drinking wine. Since then, references to the relationship between alcohol ingestion and headache ...
Zapanta Philip E PE Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia, - - 2014
This review on Category A bioweapons is intended to help otolaryngologists (1) understand the concepts of bioterrorism, (2) identify a bioterrorism attack, and (3) recognize specific otolaryngologic symptoms and signs of Category A bioweapons. PubMed and Medline databases. Review of current literature regarding Category A agents of biological warfare and ...
Fishwick David D Centre for Workplace Health, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, S5 7AU, - - 2014
BackgroundThe link between asthma and inhaled workplace exposures has been long appreciated, and yet aggravation of asthma symptoms by work conditions, known as work-aggravated asthma (WAA), remains relatively common.Sources of dataA review of the literature published over the last 3 years was carried out, and additional key articles were included ...
Mehle Mark E ME Northeast Ohio Medical University, 4209 Ohio 44, Rootstown, OH 44272, USA; Private Practice, ENT and Allergy Health Services, 25761 Lorain Road, 3rd Floor, North Olmsted, OH 44070, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Sinus headache is a common presenting complaint in the otolaryngology office. Although most patients with this presentation are found to have migraine headache, many do not, and others fail therapy. This review focuses on the current understanding of nonneoplastic rhinogenic headache: headaches that are caused or exacerbated by nasal or ...
El Hage Rami G - - 2014
In our modern medical practice, rhinoliths are a rare occurrence, but they ought to be considered in the differential diagnosis of a long-standing nasal obstruction. They are known to cause unilateral nasal discharge, facial pain, headache, epistaxis, and nasal obstruction. We present two cases that we encountered in our practice, ...
Reid Jennifer R JR Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton and Sussex University Hospital , Brighton BN2 5BE , United Kingdom - - 2014
Abstract Background: Orbital sub-periosteal haematoma (OSH) is usually caused by orbital trauma. We present a case of spontaneous OSH and review the literature on this condition. Methods: We present a case of sub-periosteal haematoma secondary to migraine and vigorous emesis. Discussion: OSH is very rare; this case highlights the clinical ...
Orr Serena L SL Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, ON, - - 2014
The literature on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is expanding. One of the most common conditions for which CAM is studied in the pediatric population is migraine. Nutraceuticals are a form of CAM that is being used for pediatric migraine prophylaxis. A literature search was carried out in order to ...
Campbell Jamie J From the Department of Neurology, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (J.C., G.M.), and the Department of Neuroradiology (J.M., P.F.), Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, - - 2014
A 39-year-old man presented with progressive facial diplegia and mild headache. He reported a self-limited migratory rash 3 weeks previously following a walk in Castlewellan Forest Park in Northern Ireland.
Tarlo Susan M SM Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto Western Hospital EW7-449, 399 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON, M5T 2S8, Canada, - - 2014
Irritant-induced asthma in the workplace has been the focus of several articles in the past few years, and reviewed here. A clinical case definition is most readily associated with a single acute/accidental exposure to a presumed high concentration of an agent or agents expected to be irritant to the airways, ...
Warrington Richard R University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada. - - 2014
The editors of Allergy Asthma & Clinical Immunology would like to thank all of our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 9 (2013).
Mahajan Parag Suresh PS Department of Radiology, Al Khor Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, - - 2014
Air localized within the spinal canal is called pneumorrhachis. In the case of pneumorrhachis, air can be present in the extradural, the intradural, or the subarachnoid space of the spinal canal. The air within the soft tissue of the posterior mediastinum may dissect along fascial planes, through the intervertebral neural ...
Stary Joel M JM Department of Neurosurgery, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA 23298, - - 2014
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) refers to a number of disorders characterized by severe and sudden-onset ("thunderclap") headaches and angiographic features of reversible, segmental, multifocal vasoconstriction of cerebral arteries. Although RCVS generally resolves without significant sequelae, a rare and possibly underrecognized hemorrhagic presentation has a worse potential course. We report ...
Aladakatti Raghunath R Department of Critical Care, Gopala Gowda Shanthaveri Memorial Hospitals, Mysore, Karnataka, - - 2014
Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is one of the relatively misdiagnosed pathophysiological entities by virtue of its presentation. SIH is a condition involving reduced intracranial pressure usually secondary to dural tear. There is recent increase in reporting of its varied presentation in literature. Critical care physicians and neurosurgeons are recognizing it ...
Sarrafzadeh Asita S AS Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine, Geneva University Medical Center, Geneva, - - 2014
Intracranial hypotension (IH) occurs typically spontaneous and is a potentially life-threatening condition characterized by symptoms varying from postural headache to coma, with classical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings. We report two cases of clinically relevant trauma-related IH and review of the literature. One patient with a cerebral trauma presented unilateral ...
Lippi Giuseppe G 0000-0001-9523-9054 Laboratory of Clinical Chemistry and Hematology, Academic Hospital of Parma, 43126 Parma, Italy ; U.O. Diagnostica Ematochimica, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma, 14 Via Gramsci, 43126 Parma, - - 2014
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a number of human disorders, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, frailty, and infections. Since an association between vitamin D and migraine has also been recently speculated, we performed an electronic search on Medline, Scopus, and Web of Science using the keywords "migraine" and "vitamin ...
Edvardsson Bengt B Department of Clinical Sciences Lund, Faculty of Medicine, Neurology, Skane University Hospital, S-221 85, Lund, - - 2014
Cluster headache is a primary headache by definition not caused by any known underlying structural pathology. Symptomatic cases have been described, for example tumours, dissections and infections, but a causal relationship between the underlying lesion and the headache is difficult to determine in many cases. The proper diagnostic evaluation of ...
Lip Philomena Z Y PZ University of Birmingham Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, City Hospital, Birmingham, - - 2013
Migraine headache and the presence of a patent foramen ovale have been associated with each other, although the precise pathophysiological mechanism(s) are uncertain. The purpose of this systematic review was to identify the extent of patent foramen ovale prevalence in migraineurs and to determine whether closure of a PFO would ...
Gu Shuyi S Department of Respiratory Medicine, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, China; ; Department of Respiratory Medicine, Shanghai Pneumology Hospital, Tongji University, Shanghai 200433, - - 2013
Both asthma and hematological malignancies are influenced by genetic and environmental factors. The previous studies have revealed lymphoma were found among atopic men and women. However, the relationship between asthma and Hodgkin's lymphoma has not been well recognized. We present here, a case of a 53-year-old male patient suffered asthma ...
Hollingworth Milo - - 2013
Headache is a well-documented side effect of indomethacin in the older medical literature; however, it has rarely been commented on in indomethacin-responsive hemicrania continua. We describe the case of a 60-year-old woman with left-sided hemicrania continua whose indomethacin treatment was associated with a continuous right-sided migraine. Her indomethacin therapy was ...
Farrell Sarah - - 2013
In rural Australia animal attacks and bites are an increasingly common phenomenon. The pufferfish is native to the north-eastern coast of Australia and is becoming increasingly tempted closer ashore. We present the first case and review of the literature of a vicious fish bite from this animal in a child ...
Oh Keun K Department of Neurosurgery, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, - - 2013
Pituitary apoplexy is a rare but life-threatening disorder. Clinical presentation of this condition includes severe headaches, impaired consciousness, fever, visual disturbance, and variable ocular paresis. The clinical presentation of meningeal irritation is very rare. Nonetheless, if present and associated with fever, pituitary apoplexy may be misdiagnosed as a meningitis. We ...
Chai Nu Cindy NC Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Sheikh Zayed Tower, Room 6005, 1800 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD, USA. - - 2013
Migraine is commonly associated with nausea and vomiting, though, interestingly, vomiting has also been reported by some patients to be therapeutic, and may actually stop a migraine attack. In this review, we will first discuss the epidemiology of nausea and vomiting in migraine. Further, we will briefly review the connections ...
Holle Dagny - - 2013
Hypnic headache (HH) is a rare primary headache disorder that is characterised by strictly sleep-related headache attacks. Because of the low prevalence of this headache disorder, disease information is mainly based on case reports and small case series. This review summarises current knowledge on HH in regard to clinical presentation, ...
Kim Joo Yeon - - 2013
Osteomas of the nose and paranasal sinus are common benign tumors that can extend to surrounding structures and result in orbital or intracranial involvement. Presenting symptoms include facial pain, headache, cerebral symptoms, ocular symptoms, and so on, depending on the location and size of the tumor. They commonly occur within ...
Yun Dong Joo - - 2013
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) refers to the presence of orthostatic intolerance with a heart rate (HR) increment of 30 beats per minute (bpm) or an absolute HR of 120 bpm or more. There are sporadic reports of the autonomic nervous system dysfunction in migraine and fibromyalgia. We report a ...
Lusis Eriks A - - 2013
Acute transient obstructive hydrocephalus is rare in adults. We describe a patient with intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) who experienced the delayed development of acute transient hydrocephalus. A 33-year-old man with a previously diagnosed Spetzler-Martin Grade 5 arteriovenous malformation presented with severe headache, which was found to be due to IVH. Forty ...
Bergstrom Kendra Gail - - 2013
Chronic idiopathic urticaria is a rare but significantly life-altering skin disease. Recent developments in immunology have promoted our understanding of its autoimmune pathology, but treatment options have not yet developed at the same pace. When antihistamines aren't sufficient, the next steps for treatment have less evidence for support. Fortunately, a ...
Fishwick David - - 2013
The relationship between asthma and the workplace is important to consider in all cases of adult asthma. Early identification of a cause in the workplace offers an opportunity to improve asthma control significantly and reduce the need for long-term medication if further exposures to the cause can be avoided. This ...
Friedman Deborah I - - 2013
The neuro-ophthalmology examination is critical to anyone who sees patients with the common symptom of headache. By examining the visual acuity, pupils, visual fields, motility, and fundus, clues to both secondary causes of headache and primary headaches exist. In this review, we discuss how to do the neuro-ophthalmology examination and ...
Song Woo-Jung - - 2013
Recent literature suggests that Staphylococcal enterotoxin specific IgE may be a risk factor for asthma. To investigate the associations between Staphylococcal enterotoxin sensitization and asthma. A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed for relevant case-control or population-based studies, published in the peer-reviewed journals until February 2013. Data were extracted on ...
Pacheva I - - 2013
The International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-II) - 2004 recognises many migraine variants (different from migraine without aura and migraine with typical aura), but acute confusional migraine (ACM) remains unclassified and most clinicians are not well acquainted with it. The aim of this study was to illustrate ACM in the ...
Elsurer Cagdas - - 2013
Intraosseous lipoma is an extremely rare variant of lipoma. It is most commonly found in the appendicular skeleton and only very rarely in skull base. We present a 38-year-old male patient who was admitted to our clinic with the symptoms of nasal obstruction and headache. Computed tomography (CT) showed a ...
Giraud Pierric - - 2013
Laughing is recognized as a provoking factor for headache, certainly underestimated among the general population and few cases have been published to date. We report a single case of severe headache, provoked almost exclusively by outbursts of laughing, where venous magnetic resonance imaging revealed the presence of giant Pacchioni granulations ...
Parisi Pasquale P Child Neurology, Headache Paediatric Center, Paediatric Sleep Disorders, Chair of Paediatrics, NESMOS Department, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza University, c/o Sant'Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy. - - 2013
The case report published in this issue by Wang et al. offers us an opportunity to review previously published "ictal epileptic headache" cases and draw attention to the criteria that have recently been published for this condition, taking into consideration not only the clinical-EEG and physiopathogenetic investigations required to diagnose ...
Dai Wei - - 2013
BackgroundNummular headache, or coin-shaped cephalagia, is defined as a mild to moderate, pressure-like pain that is felt exclusively in a circumscribed area. More than 200 cases of nummular headache have been reported since it was defined in 2002, but the pathogenesis remains unclear.MethodsA patient with nummular headache who had the ...
Westergaard Christian Grabow - - 2013
Asthma is a common chronic respiratory disease affecting the airways causing inflammation, airway hyperreactivity (AHR), and respiratory symptoms. Frequently, asthma can be effectively treated with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) but in more severe cases additional drugs are required, such as long-acting β2-agonists (LABA). Mometasone furoate (MF) is a synthetic steroid exhibiting ...
Swarnakar Rajesh - - 2013
An endobronchial leiomyoma is a rare tumor of the bronchial tree. Very few cases have been reported in literature. Leiomyomas account for less than 2% of all benign lung tumors. Only one third is endobronchial in location, usually presenting as primary solitary lesions and airway obstruction findings. Literature on primary ...
Roth Richard - - 2013
A nonsmoking woman in her mid-70s presents to the allergist for consultation of a chronic cough of almost 3-years' duration without a specific diagnosis as to etiology in spite of numerous diagnostic tests and therapeutic trials. This is a case report from a specialist point of view that includes a ...
Boonpiyathad Sawad - - 2013
Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) is defined as the condition where the airway lumen narrows more than 50 percent. The acquired TBM usually occurs in adults; however, the prevalence of TBM in asthma is unknown. We report two cases of severe asthma in elderly patients that could not be controlled with higher medication ...
Warrington Richard - - 2013
The editors of Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology would like to thank all of our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 8 (2012).
Lee Jong Suk - - 2013
We report a case of death due to asthma attack in a plastic injection process worker with a history of asthma. To assess task relevance, personal history including occupational history and medical records were reviewed. Samples of the substances utilized in the injection process were collected by visiting the patient's ...
Kim Kyung Soo - - 2012
We reported a case of osteoma involving the frontal recess, which presented as frontal headache and reviewed literatures. Also, this case highlights that sinunasal osteomas can cause pain by local mass effects, referred pain, or prostaglandin E2-mediated mechanisms.
Senthilkumaran Subramanian - - 2012
ABSTRACT:: A young newlywed man experienced severe dyspnea and physiological compromise after his first and second experiences with sexual intercourse. The physiological and psychological stresses put his marriage at risk. All resolved after diagnosis and treatment. This is a case of a rare but known entity-asthma provoked by sexual activity ...
Bertelli Luca - - 2012
ABSTRACT: We report a child with a history of recurrent episodes of wheezing. At 3 months of age, the frequency of these episodes began to increase. Wheezing was associated with persistent cough and dyspnea with nocturnal awakening. The skin prick test was positive for pollen and pet dander. Airway endoscopy ...
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