Boy, six, is left in a coma after his 'headache' was a rare condition that caused his brain to SWELL

Ellis Artist, of West Yorkshire, woke up in the middle of the night screaming in pain last Tuesday. MRI scans showed he had acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.
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This study compares the incidence of new-onset symptoms within 24 hours after enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (eMRI) with intravenous administration of gadodiamide or gadoterate meglumine compared with a control group undergoing unenhanced MRI (uMRI). Materials and Methods A prospective cohort study (n = 1088 patients) was designed to assess the incidence of symptoms within 24 hours after administration of gadodiamide or gadoterate meglumine. The participants underwent a structured questionnaire by phone call before and 24 hours after the MRI scan to check for symptoms that were not present before the scan. The ques...
Source: Investigative Radiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
This study provides an insight into the norms expected as part of “being a proper patient – ready for change”. Norms are a part of culture, assumptions about what “is done” in a particular context. Just as health professionals learn to “be professionals”, people seeking help for their health are also expected to behave in certain ways. Othering is, as I’ve indicated above, a normal or common part of interactions – some authors suggest we need an “other” in order to for our self to “know itself and define its boundaries” (Krumer-Nevo, 2012). At...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Assessment Clinical reasoning Coping strategies Pain conditions Professional topics Resilience/Health charity Chronic pain othering persistent pain reasonableness understanding Source Type: blogs
​BY JORDAN DEMCHUKA 59-year-old Caucasian man with a past medical history of well-controlled hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and gout presented to the ED with altered mental status. His wife reported that he was found two hours earlier in his home office confused, unable to recall plans made that morning, the current time and date, and his brother's death a year and a half earlier. She stated that the patient was repeating, “I don't know what's happening,” while anxiously pacing around the room. She said he had a history of falls and head injury at age 7, which was accompanied by brief amnesia that had not recu...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
This study aimed to assess mechanical hyperalgesia in the trigeminal and extra-trigeminal regions in patients with chronic migraine (CM) and temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in comparison to asymptomatic subjects and to determine the association between sensorimotor variables and psychological and disability variables and evaluate the prediction of a sensorimotor variables though psychological and disability variables in patients with CM and TMD. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 52 subjects with concomitant CM and TMD and 30 asymptomatic subjects were included in the study. The pressure pain threshold (PPT), maximal ...
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research
 Psychiatric medication gets a bad rap when it isn’t deserved, while simultaneously being seen by some as the end-all treatment for people living with mental illness. Our hosts both need their prescribed medication to live well, and that makes people around them ask questions ― some of which are weirder than others. Tune in to this episode to hear what they have to say.   SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW “It took me so much pride to get over that I needed psychiatric medication.” – Michelle Hammer   Highlights From ‘Meds’ Episode [1:00] What happens when Gabe and Michelle d...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Medications Schizophrenia Source Type: blogs
​BY DILEM POLAT &KHALID MALIK, MDA 50-year-old man with hypertension presented to the emergency department with an exacerbation of his lower back and perianal pain that he had had for two weeks, with a new onset of active fecal draining and difficulty urinating for four hours. He said he had no headache, nausea, vomiting, weakness, fatigue, fever, and chills, and all other reviews of systems were negative.His temperature was 98.5°F, blood pressure was 108/57 mm Hg, pulse rate was 113 bpm, respiratory rate was 20 bpm, and oxygen saturation was 97% on room air. His abdomen was soft, mildly distended, and not tender...
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ConclusionOrbital cellulitis associated with intracranial extension is an extremely rare presentation, and the incidence is unknown. The use of contrast-enhanced imaging studies (CT/MRI) early on in the management of suspected orbital cellulitis is supported by the literature. Cerebritis and brain abscesses resulting from orbital cellulitis need advanced care from multidisciplinary teams. Further studies need to be done to provide recommendations on the use and benefit of surgical intervention.
Source: International Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionEarly recognition of CVJ pathology and hydrocephalus is critical to avoid the development of severe complications. A multidisciplinary approach involving physicians, neuroradiologists, and neurosurgeons is needed to detect such conditions and to select patients eligible for surgery.
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of self-reported TMD symptoms and clinical assessed TMD, especially join-related TMD diagnoses, is high among Finnish prisoners. Examination and treatment of TMD should become a common practice also in prison dental care. PMID: 30430904 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research
Small subsets of patients who fail to respond to pharmacological treatment may benefit from alternative treatment methods. In the last decade, neurostimulation is being explored as a potential treatment option for the patients with chronic, severely disabling refractory primary headaches. To alleviate pain, specific nerves and brain areas have been stimulated, and various methods have been explored: deep brain stimulation, occipital nerve stimulation, and sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation are among the more invasive ones, whereas transcranial magnetic stimulation and supraorbital nerve stimulation are noninvasive. Vagal ...
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
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