Sarah Ruhl, the Celebrated Playwright, Will Publish a Memoir

Ms. Ruhl, who learned she had Bell ’s palsy in 2010, will explore her struggle with the condition in a book.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Theater Books and Literature Ruhl, Sarah Simon & Schuster Inc Bell ' s Palsy Writing and Writers Smile (Book) Source Type: news

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ConclusionsFP clinically classified as peripheral may be caused by central lesions in the cortex or pons and not only by peripheral facial nerve damage. In MS patients, FP may appear at the onset of the disease and be misdiagnosed as Bell ’s palsy. Clinicians should carefully approach FP diagnosis and perform a brain as well as temporal bone MRI before pursuing pharmacological treatment.Graphical Abstract
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Authors: Fousekis FS, Mitselos IV, Christodoulou DK Abstract Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a significant health problem with approximately 20 million individuals infected annually. HEV infection has been associated with a wide spectrum of extrahepatic manifestations, including neurological, hematological and renal disorders. Guillain-Barré syndrome and neuralgic amyotrophy are the most frequent neurological manifestations. In addition, HEV infection has been observed with other neurological diseases, such as encephalitis, myelitis and Bell's palsy. Hematologic manifestations include anemia due to glucose-6-phos...
Source: Clinical and molecular hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Clin Mol Hepatol Source Type: research
We present a woman with a three-year history of severe chronic urticaria and recurrent vulvo-vaginal Candidiasis in the setting of seasonal allergic rhinitis. Her past medical history was significant only for Bell's palsy in her childhood. Her review of systems was otherwise negative (specifically: no history of diarrhea, weight loss, malabsorption, anemia, nor eczema). Extensive testing revealed seasonal sensitivities to outdoor allergens and celiac disease. Repeating the evaluation six months after initiating a wheat-free diet, her vulvo-vaginal symptoms resolved. PMID: 31599434 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE: Recession of levator muscle can potentially decrease the severity of corneal exposure by reducing margin-reflex distance 1. The purpose of this study is evaluation of effects of levator recession on lagophthalmos in facial palsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a non-comparative case series of consecutive patients with exposure keratopathy due to facial paralysis between 2012 and 2017, levator recession was performed through lid crease incision. Small-size (⩽3 mm) lateral tarsorrhaphy was performed on a case-by-case basis for those with moderate-to-severe keratopathy. Preoperative and postoperat...
Source: European Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Eur J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
ASK THE GP: I am 68 years old and diabetic, but I have avoided the flu jab since 2014, when, exactly two weeks after having the vaccination, I developed Bell's palsy. Could it happen again?
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Kim J PMID: 31575104 [PubMed]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Herein, we demonstrate the first use of the sterno-omohyoid flap for successful facial reanimation. Overall, it is a novel flap in facial reanimation with many advantages over traditional flaps, including the potential to produce a more synchronous, dynamic smile while adding minimal bulk to the face. Future series will better elucidate the potential of the sterno-omohyoid flap. PMID: 31578078 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research
"Endolymphatic sac tumour": A case report with review of literature. Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2019 Oct-Dec;62(4):608-610 Authors: Rajeshwari B, Shanmugam S, Sadiya N, Mitra G, Chendilnathan B Abstract Endolymphatic sac tumour (ELST) is a non-metastasizing low grade adenocarcinoma of endolymphatic sac origin. It is also known as Heffner tumour, low grade adenocarcinoma of endolymphatic sac origin and aggressive papillary middle ear tumour. These tumours are closely associated with Von Hippel Lindau (VHL) disease. Here we report a case of Endolymphatic sac tumour in a 63 yr old lady who pres...
Source: Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Indian J Pathol Microbiol Source Type: research
ConclusionsAlthough peripheral facial palsy was predominantly idiopathic (75.3%) in our cohort, the disease was caused in approximately 25% of the patients by factors which require specific treatment. In the present study, CSF analysis proved to be the leading method for the diagnosis of Ramsay-Hunt-Syndrome, Lyme Neuroborreliosis, and other CNS infections. These subgroups made up approximately 15% of our cohort. To detect these subgroups reliably, routine use of CSF analysis in peripheral facial palsy may be advisable, whereas MRI proved to be useful for exclusion of otogenic and neoplastic processes with a sensitivity of...
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Learning Objectives: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Identify the different types of facial paralysis sequelae and define the several medical and surgical techniques commonly available today. 2. Develop a surgical plan to restore symmetry of the face at rest and in dynamic expressions and manage the patient during smile rehabilitation after dynamic smile reanimation with regional or free muscle transfer. 3. Understand the different types of facial paralysis sequelae and know the several medical and surgical techniques commonly available today. 4. Establish a comprehensive treatment plan...
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: CME Source Type: research
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