The Pain Was Squeezing His Head Like an Octopus. What Was It?

The diagnosis came from an unlikely source.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Face Teeth and Dentistry Jaw (Body Part) Autoimmune Diseases Joints (Body Part) Source Type: news

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Lupus. 2022 Jan 18:9612033211066481. doi: 10.1177/09612033211066481. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTSystemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that affects multiple organs. SLE can affect the lung, the pulmonary vasculature, and the pleura. A 38-year-old female with limb pain and ecchymosis who later developed pulmonary thromboembolism and alveolar hemorrhage is presented here. Clinical, imaging, laboratory, and histopathological evidence is presented. The patient met the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria for SLE. Furthermore, the patient had ...
Source: Lupus - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Source Type: research
Among the many symptoms (motor, sensory, and cognitive) associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), chronic pain is a common disabling condition. In particular, neuropathic pain symptoms are very prevalent and debilitating, even in early stages of the disease. Unfortunately, chronic pain still lacks efficient therapeutic agents. Progress is needed (i) clinically by better characterizing pain symptoms in MS and understanding the underlying mechanisms, and (ii) preclinically by developing a more closely dedicated model to identify new therapeutic targets and evaluate new drugs. In this setting, new variants of experimental auto...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a cluster of autoimmune rheumatic diseases occurring in children 16  years of age or less. While it is well-known that pain may be experienced during inflammatory and non-...
Source: Pediatric Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn the absence of other causes, the diagnosis of TM was made with evidence of a possible temporal association with ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine. It is important to emphasize that it is a temporal association only and the benefits of vaccination continue to outweigh the risk of TM.
Source: Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
Irvine, Calif., (January 13, 2021) – Mentor Worldwide LLC, the number one global brand in breast aesthetics, and part of the Johnson &Johnson Medical Devices Companies** today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the MENTOR® MemoryGel BOOST™ Breast Implant for breast augmentation in women at least 22 years old, and for women of all ages undergoing breast reconstruction. This product will be commercially available for surgeons in the United States in early 2022. Nearly 400,000 women undergo breast implant surgeries every year in the U.S.[1], and selecting an implant is a ve...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news
Chronic skeletal disorders (CSDs), including degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis (OP) and autoimmune disorders, have become a leading cause of disability in an ageing society, with natural drugs being indispensable therapeutic options. The clinical safety evaluation (CSE) of natural drugs in CSDs has been given priority and has been intensively studied. To provide fundamental evidence for the clinical application of natural drugs in the elderly population, clinical studies of natural drugs in CSDs included in this review were selected from CNKI, Web of Science, PubMed, Science Direct and Google Scholar since 2001. S...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractObjectivesTo evaluate the effects of photobiomodulation (PBM) in gingival lesions resulting from autoimmune diseases; to compare PBM and topical corticosteroid (CS) treatment; and to assess PBM outcome over time of follow-up.Materials and methodsA comprehensive electronic search was performed in four electronic databases. Treatment effects were measured through visual analog scale of pain (VAS) and clinical evolution of lesion (Thongprasom scale for oral lichen planus (OLP)). Meta-analysis was performed to compare PBM with topical corticosteroid treatment and to evaluate PBM effect over time of follow-up.ResultsSev...
Source: Clinical Oral Investigations - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: LiPADI seems to be a useful tool for measurement the severity of the LP and its progress over time, which could help to monitor the effectiveness of the patients' treatment.PMID:35011764 | PMC:PMC8745608 | DOI:10.3390/jcm11010023
Source: Pain Physician - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn the absence of other causes, the diagnosis of TM was made with evidence of possible temporal association with ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine. It is important to emphasize that it is a temporal association only and the benefits of vaccination continue to outweigh the risk of TM.
Source: Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
Acta Reumatol Port. 2021 Oct-Dec;46(4):365-367.ABSTRACTSystemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease with potential multisystemic involvement. Mesenteric panniculitis (MP) has been described as a rare feature in patients with SLE. The authors present a case of a 26 years old patient with previous diagnosis of SLE presenting with abdominal pain and distension and a peri-umbilical mass. Imagological findings were compatible with MP and ganglion biopsy revealed inflammatory pattern. Corticosteroid therapy was initiated with a resolution of pain after 6 months of treatment, with image reevaluation showing improve...
Source: Acta Reumatologica Portuguesa - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Source Type: research
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