What Causes Facial Nerve Palsy?
Discussion Facial nerve palsy has been known for centuries, but in 1821 unilateral facial nerve paralysis was described by Sir Charles Bell. Bell’s palsy (BP) is a unilateral, acute facial paralysis that is clinically diagnosed after other etiologies have been excluded by appropriate history, physical examination and/or laboratory testing or imaging. Symptoms include abnormal movement of facial nerve. It can be associated with changes in facial sensation, hearing, taste or excessive tearing. The right and left sides are equally affected but bilateral BP is rare (0.3%). Paralysis can be complete or incomplete at presentation. All ages can be affected but there are increased risks in the 15-45 year age group and those with diabetes, immunodeficiency or are pregnant. Etiology is specifically unknown but felt to be caused by facial nerve edema and nerve entrapment. Some theorize that reactivation of herpes simplex virus is a cause. Symptoms tend to peak about 72 hours after onset, and can be graded by the House-Brackmann facial nerve grading system which is: I. Normal II. Mild dysfunction – “Slight weakness noticeable only on close inspection…” No functional impairment III. Moderate dysfunction – “Obvious but not disfiguring difference between the two sides; no functional impairment…” IV. Moderately severe dysfunction – “Obvious weakness and/or disfiguring assymetry…” Has functional impairment V. ...
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CONCLUSIONS: Our intervention was effective, by significantly improving the participants' knowledge and by inducing significant behavioral changes. Improving the formulation of alcoholic hand rubs may be a key factor to encourage their use. Coexisting non-occupational risk behaviors are just as important in the prevention of CHE. PMID: 31195780 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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This study demonstrated promising anticancer and antibacterial effects of Artemia salina egg extracts. Our results suggest that pure bioactive compounds obtained from Artemia salina eggs can provide new insights into the mechanisms of colon and skin cancer, as well as Pseudomonas aeruginosa inhibition. PMID: 31198432 [PubMed]
Conclusion: This review has shown that D. kotschyi is an important medicinal plant with a large number of active constituents and great potential to safeguard human and animal health in Iran. However, over utilization of the D. kotschyi plant is already endangering its existence. Nevertheless, more studies need be conducted across the country. PMID: 31198431 [PubMed]
Authors: Jin, Tian J, Bao Q, Zhang H, Ding Q, Lian F, Xiao-Lin T Abstract Introduction: In the present meta-analysis, we aimed to determine the effects of adjuvant treatment with Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) on antidiabetic agents having additional benefits in patients with type 2 diabetes. Methods: Randomized controlled trials were identified by searching the Cochrane Library, PUBMED, EMBASE, MEDLINE, the China National Knowledge Internet, Web of Science, Global Health, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts and the China biology medicine, Wanfang, and VIP databases. The intervention group received CHM as add...
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