The Syndrome of Stroke-like Migraine Attacks After Radiation Therapy Associated With Prolonged Unresponsiveness in an Adult Patient
Conclusions: Reduced level of consciousness of such severity and duration as observed here has not previously been described in SMART syndrome. This report, however, suggests that an excellent prognosis can be expected even in cases of prolonged unresponsiveness. The pathogenic mechanisms of SMART syndrome remain unclear, but may involve pathways common to both migraine and epilepsy.
Publication date: Available online 17 March 2019Source: Gynecologic Oncology ReportsAuthor(s): Roberta Villa, Jacopo Azzollini, Bernard Peissel, Siranoush ManoukianAbstractBackgroundMayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome (MRKHS) is a congenital disorder of yet unknown etiology, characterized by agenesis/hypoplasia of the müllerian duct system. The occurrence of ovarian cancer (OC) in MRKHS is rare, with
What are the keys to effectively treating pregnant women with acute migraine while considering the safety of medications in this population?Headache
Publication date: Available online 17 March 2019Source: Epilepsy &Behavior Case ReportsAuthor(s): Fedele Dono, Francesca Anzellotti, Mirella Russo, Claudia Carrarini, Stefania Nanni, Camilla Ferrante, Maria Vittoria De Angelis, Marco Onofrj
ConclusionThe IIEF can be administered to men with epilepsy. The addition of specific targeted questions in this patient population may also provide better understanding and facilitate an open dialog about how male sexual function relates to epilepsy and/or treatment thereof.
This study showed the feasibility of learning about concerns of patients with epilepsy, especially treatment issues, through text mining methods. However, some manual selection and filtering were necessary to ensure quality results for the treatment analysis. Providers should be aware of online discussions and use analyses of such discussions to help guide effective patient engagement during care.
Publication date: May 2019Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 94Author(s): Martin Salinsky, Paul Rutecki, Karen Parko, Elizabeth Goy, Daniel Storzbach, Sheila Markwardt, Laurence Binder, Sandra JoosAbstractRationaleHealth-related quality of life (HRQoL) is compromised in civilians with epileptic seizures (ES) or psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES). U.S. Veterans are a distinct patient group with regard to gender, age, and background. We studied HRQoL in Veterans and asked the following: (1) Is there a difference in HRQoL in Veterans with ES vs. PNES?; (2) What factors influence HRQoL in each group?; (3) What factor...
In conclusion, findings suggest that social cognitive impairments represent a shared feature of epilepsy in childhood. The results support a neural network account of epilepsy, in which a shared neural network of dysfunction may be underlying social cognitive deficits in this group. Further research is needed to examine the functional correlates of social cognitive impairments, as well as to evaluate screening tools and treatment methods to identify and address significant social and emotional difficulties in this patient group.This article is part of the Special Issue "Epilepsy and social cognition across the lifespan".
The growing use of electronic consultations can save time, expense and headaches.
Xuesong Feng, Hailong Shi, Xu Chao, Fei Zhao, Liang Song, Minhui Wei, Hong Zhang
Yen-Chin Wang, Hai-Ti Lin, Mong-Liang Lu, Ming-Chyi Huang, Chun-Hsin Chen, Tzu-Hua Wu, Sabrina Wang, Wei-Chung Mao, Po-Hsiu Kuo, Hsi-Chung Chen