Treatment of refractory trigeminal neuralgia with intravenous phenytoin
- Cyberknife radiosurgery in treating trigeminal neuralgia. Lazzara, Bryan M.; Ortiz, Orlando; Bordia, Ritu; Witten, Matthew R.; Haas, Jonathan A.; Katz, Alan J.; Brown, Jeffrey A. // Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery;Jan2013, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p81
Purpose To assess the short term efficacy of Cyberknife stereotactic radiosurgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Methods 17 consecutive patients with medically or surgically refractory unilateral TN were treated with Cyberknife radiosurgery. Using superimposed CT cisternogram and MR...
- Literature Abstracts. // Journal of Oral & Facial Pain & Headache;Summer2014, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p280
The article presents abstracts related to oral and facial pain and headache including "TMJ disc displacement without reduction management: A systematic review," by M. Al-Baghdadi and colleagues, "Efficacy of lycopene-enriched virgin olive oil for treating burning mouth syndrome: A doubleblind...
- Effect of carbamazepine or phenytoin therapy on blood level of intravenously administered midazolam: a prospective cohort study. Hayashi, Tomoko; Higuchi, Hitoshi; Maeda, Shigeru; Tomoyasu, Yumiko; Ishii-Maruhama, Minako; Miyawaki, Takuya // Journal of Anesthesia;Feb2016, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p166
Dental treatment of intellectually disabled patients is frequently performed under general anesthesia or sedation. Many of these patients have epilepsy and are medicated with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Carbamazepine (CBZ) and phenytoin (PHT) are known to promote the metabolism of midazolam, and...
- The use of 50% nitrous oxide improves successful intravenous access in obese and growth-limited children in an outpatient setting. Rosen, David // Evidence Based Medicine;Oct2012, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p144
The article comments on a study by K. Ekbome and colleagues, which evaluates the role of oral midazolam and inhaled nitrous oxide in improving intravenous access in children. The subjects were assigned to 2 groups, 1 receiving oral midazolam and the other receiving 50 percent nitrous oxide....
- The Future of Prehospital Treatment of Convulsive Status Epilepticus. Kandula, Padmaja // Hospital Medicine Alert;Jun2012, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p30
The author comments on a study by Silbergleit and colleagues which revealed that intramuscular midazolam is at least as safe and effective as intravenous lorazepam for pre-hospital seizure cessation in status epilepticus (SE) patients. She opines that this novel method of seizure cessation...
- Review finds home chemotherapy as safe as hospital treatment. // Cancer Nursing Practice;Feb2011, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p5
The article discusses a Bupa-commissioned research that reviewed 90 studies and concluded that when appropriate, home chemotherapy is as safe as treatment provided at outpatient or day-units and hospitals.
- RATE OF UNPLANNED EXTUBATION AND ASSOCIATED OUTCOMES IN THE NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT. // Respiratory Care;Oct2014, Vol. 59 Issue 10, pOF49
An abstract of the article "Rate of Unplanned Extubation and Associated Outcomes in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit" by John S. Emberger, Jefferson Mixell, Joel M. Brown and company is presented.
- Effectiveness and Tolerability of Fosphenytoin for Pediatric Status Epilepticus. Won Gi Hong; Il Han Yoo; Jon Soo Kim; Hye Won Ryu; Sung Hwan Byun; Hunmin Kim; Byung Chan Lim; Jong-Hee Chae; Jieun Choi; Ki Joong Kim; Yong Seung Hwang; Hee Hwang // Journal of the Korean Child Neurology Society;Mar2013, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p1
Purpose: The study was aimed to investigate the effectiveness and tolerability of intravenous fosphenytoin (fPHT) in the treatment of pediatric status epilepticus (SE). Methods : Medical-records of patients who received intravenous (IV) fPHT for the treatment of SE were retrospectively reviewed...
- Phenytoin. // Reactions Weekly;2/20/2010, Issue 1289, p34
The article describes the case of a 48-year-old woman who acquired interstitial pneuomonitis and lupus while undergoing treatment with phenytoin.