One-Sided Headache Is a Symptom Suggesting Aneurysmal Lesion in Patients with Isolated Abducens Nerve Palsy
Authors: Ohshima C, Sato F, Takahashi H, Kuda T, Kimura B Abstract Histamine in foods with a high histidine content may be produced by bacteria with histidine decarboxylase activity. Consumption of food enriched in histamine can produce symptoms of histamine poisoning that include flushing, headache, and urticaria. The number of histamine poisoning cases in Japan has decreased with developments in food hygiene management technology. However, approximately 10 cases are still reported each year. In addition, there have been cases where histamine was detected in the end products, prompting large product recalls. To pr...
The Food and Drug Administration has approved lasmiditan (Reyvow), a new treatment for acute migraine.Patients must avoid driving or other activities requiring full mental alertness, such as operating heavy machinery, for a minimum of eight hours after taking lasmiditan.
CONCLUSION: Isolated superior striate vein thrombosis is a rare form of intracranial venous thrombosis and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of stroke-like episodes with headache in adults. Isolated superior striate vein thrombosis presents with characteristic imaging features on CT and MRI. PMID: 31969077 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Going through alcohol withdrawal can be an uncomfortable experience. Fortunately there are medical interventions that can ease the symptoms of detox as well as help individuals along their journey through recovery. Medically assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, which is effective in the treatment of substance abuse and can help some people to sustain recovery. Medically assisted treatment for alcohol can help people recovering from alcohol use disorder by blocking cravings, avoiding relapse, and helping to rewire the brain’s chemistry. Medication...
This study was conducted between January 1, 2019, and July 25, 2019, at the neurology and biochemistry clinics of two different tertiary hospitals simultaneously. Overall, 50 RRMS patients with migraine, 50 RRMS patients without migraine, and 50 healthy volunteers were included in the study. The participants’ vitamin D, VITDBP, VITDR, hs-CRP, SOD, CAT, GSH-Px, TAS, TOS, and OSI values were measured.ResultsThe vitamin D and VITDR values of the RRMS patients with migraine were lower than those of the RRMS patients without migraine (respectively, p = 0.014, p
Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell (CAR-T) Immunotherapy was first approved by the FDA in October 2017 for adult patients with relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma after two or more lines of systemic therapy. CAR-T immunotherapy uses a patient's own T cells and modifies them in a laboratory to recognize and kill the patient's cancer.Cytokine release syndrome is a known serious adverse event after CAR-T infusion which results in symptoms including fever, nausea, headache, and hypotension. Tocilizumab is an anti-IL-6 receptor antagonist approved for the treatment of CRS in CAR-T patients.
(International Headache Society) An MRI study investigating the influence of changes in the neuroanatomy of trigeminal neuralgia found that both trigeminal nerve and brain structures such as the hippocampus can predict the surgical treatment outcome. Greater trigeminal nerve and hippocampus volumes were more associated with non-responders patients.
(West Virginia University) WVU School of Medicine researcher Umer Najib is studying whether this neuromodulation device--made by electroCore--can prevent migraine in people who apply it to their necks three times a day.
ConclusionDiagnosis and management of pituitary metastases are complex and depend on many factors. Endoscopic surgical resection and debulking alleviates symptoms and provides the definitive diagnosis which has great importance in cases with clinical presentation that does not strongly point to pituitary metastasis to avoid unnecessary radiotherapy and chemotherapy when possible.
Conclusion: SACs are rare with no consensus on the indications for surgery. Our experience suggests that fenestration of SAC through transcranial approach is a valid option for patients with visual deficit and/or pituitary dysfunction. PMID: 31966929 [PubMed]