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Again, in the fourth book on treatments he says: ‘For young people and those whose normal constitution is strong, and all the more for those in whom the pain stretches to the sides [of the body], I recom- mend venesection from the right hand, or from the internal vein, and bathing in hot water, and when they have got warm to inject in the belly a clyster mixed with salt, and then again to put them in hot water and to warm them. Then’, he says, ‘a convalescense cure should be applied’, of which he lists the materials, which it is superfluous to enumerate; for from the above it is evident that this mixture of stuffs is useless and unskilful. For one should venesect not only young people, but also people of other ages, and not always from the right hand or the interior vein, but also from the left hand and from the exterior vein. For after a withdrawal has been carried out, this gives relief to the swelling parts, but the use of clysters, due to their acid quality, causes the swelling parts to burn. Moreover, the drinking of drugs beforehand is irritating, for these are sharp and biting, and [are things] that do not soothe the acute state nor bring relief to the swelling parts. Swallowed lead, to be sure, presses and drives [the obstructing material] by its heaviness, but necessarily on contact cools and stretches the densely compacted intestines in an irritating manner. Broths are known to go off easily and to cause flatulency, and barley gruel to bring about the same effect; wine, too, is harmful when the disease is in its increasing phase. To help, or to do no harm 109 A comparison between the two accounts shows that the therapeutic in- structions derived from On Treatments are much more detailed and show greater differentiation according to the individual patient. The fact that a lead pill is not mentioned in the report of the therapeutic section of Affection, Cause, Treatment may be a matter of coincidence, or of Caelius’ selectivity in reporting, but it may be significant that such a pill is also men- tioned in another testimony where the two works are compared, in Caelius’ discussion of Diocles’ treatment of epilepsy (Chronic Affections 1. Yet for those who have incurred this affection because of the usual state of their body, he recommends the withdrawal of a thick humour, which he called phlegma. He also applies drugs that stimulate the urinary passages, which people call diuretica, and also walking and being carried around. Yet even if these were real remedies, because of the smallness of their number and of their power it could hardly be said that they are strong enough against this great affection, or that they are sufficient for its destruction. Again, in the book of treatments he applies venesection and uses as medicine a pill which turns the stomach and causes vomiting after dinner by filling the head with exhalations. He gives vinegar to drink, and by causing sneezing before the patients fall asleep he troubles the sensory passages at a highly untimely moment. He also gives wormwood, centaury, ass’s milk, and the scab of horses or mules not indicating the time these measuresshouldbeappliedbutafflictingthepatientswithdreadfulthings’(ItemDiocles libro,quode passionibusscripsit,inhis,quiexuinolentiauelcarnaliciboistampassionemconceperint,phlebotomiam probat, antecedentes potius quam praesentes intuens causas. Item libro curationum phlebotomans utitur medicamine catapotio, quod stomachum euertit atque post cenam uomitum facit, exhalationibus implens caput. On the relative infrequence of the use of pills in early Greek medicine see Goltz (1974) 206–7. He also gives raisin wine mixed with water to drink to children or to those who have contracted the affection because of a wound. He also prohibits the giving of food and he prescribes the application of vapour baths to the [parts] that are stiffened by the affection and to make them flexible. Again, in the third book On Treatments, he similarly uses a clyster and gives sweet wine to drink and applies vapour baths, sometimes dry ones, sometimes wet ones, and he anoints the affected parts with wax-salve and covers them with wool’ (Diocles libro, quo passiones atque causas atque curationes scripsit, tetanicis inquit adhibenda mictoria medicamina, quaeappellauitdiuretica,tumuentremdeducendumatqueuacuandum. Further titles and fragments of Diocles’ works indicate that he wrote separate works on regimen in health, anatomy, physiology (digestion), external remedies, toxicology, prognostics, gynae- cology, fevers, catarrhs, evacuations, bandages, surgery, vegetables, rootcut- ting, and possibly cookery and sexuality. Apart from the titles mentioned, there is also a work by Diocles entitled Archidamos (fr. But many commentators have expressed uncertainty about the precise meaning of this phrase; cf. Smith (1989, 76): ‘I am uncertain what differences Celsus may have had in mind’ and Serbat (1995, xxxix: ‘observation assez enigmatique’), and the translations by´ Spencer: ‘so practiced this art that they made advances even towards various methods of treatment’; Serbat: ‘pratiquerent cet art en le faisant meme progresser dans des voies therapeutiques differentes’;` ˆ ´ ´ and Mudry (1982, 67): ‘pratiquerent cet art de telle sorte qu’ils avancerent encore dans des voies` ` differentes’). To help, or to do no harm 111 However, on this interpretation it is slightly strange to introduce a new paragraph at section 9, as Mudry does,22 for this suggests that a new issue is to be discussed, whereas both sentences seem to be expressing more or less the same idea: progress leading to different methods of treatment and divi- sion of the art of medicine into three areas which are also defined by the way in which they provide treatment (quae uictu. It is important to see for what purpose Celsus has inserted the tripartition of healing into his argument. Thus interpreted, Celsus’ report is consistent with the fact (which there was no reason for him to ignore) that the Hippocratic Corpus itself already provides evidence of a division of therapeutic activities roughly correspond- ing to the tripartition into dietetics, surgery and pharmacology. To help, or to do no harm 113 distinguishes between treatment by drugs, venesection and clystering,35 and elsewhere between regimen, fomentations and drugs;36 and the author of On Internal Affections distinguishes on one occasion between treatment by fomentations, drugs, foods and exercises,37 and on another occasion between treatment by drugs, drink, food and exercises. The verb diaitan (diaitŽn) is often used by Hippocratic authors to describe a treatment consisting of measures characteristic of what we would call dietetics, such as foods and drinks, walking, baths, exercise and sleep. But sometimes it just seems to be equivalent to ‘treatment’, as in a well-known statement of the doctor’s primary requirements in Epidemics 3. It could be argued that it should rather be defined more generally as a care for the body both – and perhaps predominantly – in healthy states as well as (perhaps secondarily) in unhealthy states, or on the interface between the two, as seems to be the position of the author of On Regimen. If Celsus is correct in portraying dietetics as a relatively late development in Greek therapeutics,45 this must refer to dietetic medicine, the application of dietetic principles to the treatment of diseases. Rather than thinking that dietetics was originally a part of medicine and was only later, under the influence of changing social and cultural circumstances,46 divided into a therapeutic part (the treatment of diseases) and a hygienic part (the preservation of health and hygiene), one may also defend the view that dietetics as a way of looking after the body was of an older origin and had, by the fifth century bce, developed into an established corpus of knowledge primarily based on experience which was subsequently applied to the treatment of diseases. For the ambivalence just noted – preser- vation of health, or treatment of disease, or providing palliative care – is, in a way, characteristic of Hippocratic approaches to health and disease as a whole. Here the need for terminological clarification makes itself particu- larly felt, for neither the Greek qerape©a nor its English derivative ‘therapy’ is specific with regard to this question about the aim(s) to be achieved. This brings us to a consideration of the terms in which the doctor’s activities are referred to in the Hippocratic Corpus. As Nadia van Brock has shown,48 among the various words used to signify the doctor’s activity – such as «¦sqai (‘cure’), qerapeÅein (‘treat’), meletŽn (‘care’), Ýfele±n (‘help, benefit’), bohqe±n (‘remedy, assist’), meleda©nein (‘care’), metaceir©zesqai (‘treat’), ful†ssein (‘protect’) – perhaps ˆpal- l†ssein (‘set free, release’), Ëgi†zein (‘make healthy’), and the passive Ëg©hv 43 See On Regimen in Acute Diseases 41 (2. But the former is the starting-point, and came before the latter (ˆrcŸ d• –ke©nh ¡ pr»teron genom”nh). To help, or to do no harm 115 g©nesqai (‘get healthy’) and Ëpekfugg†nein (‘be released from’) are the only terms that really indicate a full restoration of health;49 and of the vari- ous translations available for these words (e. Accordingly, recommendations of particular modes of treatment are often expressed in terms such as sumf”rei (‘it is profitable’), –pitždei»n –sti (‘it is suitable’), ˆržgei (‘it is appropriate’) and ‰rm»zei (‘it is fitting’). As such, these terms and expressions provide a good illustration of the way in which the principle ‘to help, or to do no harm’ is interpreted in prac- tice. We can see this principle at work particularly in the actual treatment advocated by the authors of the nosological works (On Diseases 1, 2, 3, On Internal Affections). In these works symptomatology, causal explanation and therapy of diseases are fairly consistently adopted as distinctive categories – and as such they resemble the apparently even more systematic discussion of diseases and their treatment as offered by Diocles in the work Affec- tion, Cause, Treatment mentioned above. Reading through the therapeutic sections of these works, three points are particularly striking. The first is that on several occasions in On Internal Affections and On Diseases 2 and 3 a course of treatment is recommended in the full awareness of the lethal nature of the disease. The idea that Hippocratic doctors did not engage, or were reluctant to engage, in treatment of hopeless cases – though not without some textual support, e. If treated in such a way, the patient will fare best in the disease; the disease is usually mortal, and few escape it. But still treat as is appropriate for pneumonia, if the lower cavity cooperates with you. The outcome is sometimes said to be that the patient will become healthy again;58 but there are also several cases in which the result is left vague. The tentative, by no means rigid character of Hippocratic treatment is indicated by expressions such as ‘if you wish’, ‘if you think it is right’, ‘if you treat him’, ‘if you wish to treat him’,60 ‘if you do not want to give him the drug’. To help, or to do no harm 117 ‘to die with’ (sunapoqnž€skein),63 the patient – which reminds one of what is sometimes said about incurable but non-fatal conditions (such as chronic fatigue syndrome): ‘It is not that you die of it, you die with it. This comprehensive approach to therapeutics is continued and further de- veloped by Diocles, whose dietetic fragments, in their meticulous attention to even the slightest detail, display an impressive degree of sophistication – some might say decadence. This is further reflected in a fragment of Diocles’ con- temporary Mnesitheus of Athens, who divided medicine into two branches, the preservation of health and the dispelling of disease. For the Hippocratic and Dioclean conception of medical care, combined with a growing awareness of the need for preven- tion of disease by means of a healthy lifestyle, seems to have led to a rapid expansion of the territory for which Greek physicians claimed expertise. Such a ‘medicalisation’ of daily life was strengthened by the intellectual cachet and rhetorical elegance of medicine which Celsus refers to, and to which the extant fragments of Diocles’ works certainly testify; but it is easy to see how it may have met with resistance – an unease which is reflected, as far as the application of dietetic principles to the treatment of diseases is concerned, by Plato’s well-known attack on dietetics in the Republic. This is illustrated by the fragment of Diocles’ contemporary Mnesitheus just quoted, and also by a fragment of Erasistra- tus,70 in which a distinction between medicine («atrikž) and the care for health (t‡ Ëgiein†) is connected with a distinction between two different practitioners: the ‘healer’ («atr»v) and the ‘health specialist’ (Ëgiein»v). It is also illustrated five centuries later by Galen’s treatise Thrasybulus, which deals with the question ‘Whether the care for the healthy body belongs to medicine or to gymnastics’. But this specialisation, or indeed compart- mentalisation, of medical care meant that the unity of therapeutics which the Hippocratic doctors had insisted on, was gradually lost: the distance between patient and doctor steadily increased – a development that has continued up to the present day, and which clearly goes against what I would still call the spirit of Hippocratic medicine. His main reason for doing so is to show the contrast between his own and only correct treatment of the disease and the general confusion among other doctors: What part [of the body] is affected in phrenitis? This question has been raised particularly by leaders of other sects so that they may apply their treatments ac- cording to the different parts affected and prepare local remedies for the places in question. Now some say that the brain is affected, others its fundus or base, which we may translate sessio [‘seat’], others its membranes, others both the brain and its membranes, others the heart, others the apex of the heart, others the mem- brane which incloses the heart, others the artery which the Greeks call aorte, others the thick vein (Greek phleps pacheia), others the diaphragm. But why continue in this way when we can easily clarify the matter by stating what these writers really had in mind? For in every case they hold that the part affected in phrenitis This chapter was first published in Dutch in Gewina 18 (1995) 214–29. The epistemological principles of the Methodists are discussed by Frede (1983) and by Lloyd (1983) 182–200. Now we hold that in phrenitis there is a general affection of the whole body, for the whole body is shaken by fever. And fever is one of the signs that make up the general indication of phrenitis, and for that reason we treat the whole body. We do hold, however, that the head is more particularly affected, as the antecedent symptoms indicate, e. But there are those who argue as follows: ‘We determine the part affected on the basis of the theory of nature (Greek phusiologia), for we know in advance that the ruling part of the soul is located in the head, and conclude that that must be the source of mental derangement. But the number and variety of symptoms occurring in the head have shown us that this organ is more particularly affected than the rest of the body. This discussion was to a certain extent determined by a lack of clarity about the evidential value of the etymological relation between the name of the disease and the Greek word phrenes, which had been used since Homer to indicate the midriff (later, the common term for this became diaphragm, as used here by Caelius). Some advocates of the location in the diaphragm appealed to this etymology,4 others were of the opinion that the name of the disease should not be related to any part of the body (be it affected or not), but to the faculty that was affected (phronein, phronesis¯ , standard terms in Greek for what we would call ‘intelligence’ or ‘consciousness’). Another significant fact is that Caelius Aurelianus criticises his predeces- sors’ strong desire to locate the condition in one particular place in the body, and their presupposition that this place should also be the seat of the mind (the faculty affected in the case of phrenitis). Heart, brain, blood, pneuma 121 any particular place, but that the entire body is ill and therefore the entire body requires treatment. Another characteristic of the Methodists is that speculations on the location of the mind are rejected for being pointless, as it is impossible to reach conclusions on the matter on empirical grounds, and the doctor should abstain from expressing any opinions (‘first of all it is still uncertain which part of the body is the leading part’). This attitude is inspired by the close connection between the epistemological views of the Methodists and those of the philosophical school of the Sceptics, who on principle refuse to express opinions on any non-perceptible matters. In addition, the Methodists consider such questions irrelevant to therapeutic practice, which they regard as the focus of medical science. Whether Caelius Aurelianus does justice to all his medical predecessors by presenting matters as he does is very much the question. Recent research into the principles and methods of doxography (the description of the doxai, the characteristic doctrines of authorities in a certain subject) has revealed that the question ‘What is the leading principle in man and where is it located? It became a favourite subject for practising argumentation techniques (comparable to questions such as ‘Is an embryo a living being? Such ‘dialectic’ staging of a debate bears little relation to a historically faithful rendition of a debate that actually took place in the past. It is most probable that Caelius Aurelianus’ summary of views as quoted above is part of such a doxographical tradition, and therefore highly schema- tised. In his presentation, the views of those to whom he refers – without mentioning their names8 – imply a number of presuppositions regarding empirical evidence and theoretical concepts in respect of which it is ques- tionable whether the authorities concerned actually held them. A question like ‘What is the leading principle of the soul and where is it located? The debate to which Caelius 7 On this see Mansfeld (1990), and for embryology Tieleman (1991). Further down in the same book Caelius Aurelianus discusses the therapeutic views on phrenitis held by Diocles, Erasistratus, Asclepiades, Themison and Heraclides. The use of this term implies the possibility of grading various psychic parts or faculties, some of which are subordinate to others, and presupposes an anatomical and physiological relationship underlying such a hierarchy. On the one hand such a presen- tation presupposes a rather elaborate psychological theory, free from the difficulties and obscurities that, for instance, Aristotle points out when he discusses the psychological views of his predecessors in the first book of his On the Soul (De anima ). It will be clear that a presentation such as that by Caelius Aurelianus, in which all doctors and philosophers are called to the fore to express their views on the matter, puts opinions in their mouths that many of them (probably) never phrased in these terms. On the other hand, such a presentation does not do justice to thinkers such as Aris- totle and some authors of the Hippocratic Corpus, as it often obscures the subtle differences in meaning between the various terms used for psychic faculties by these thinkers. We will see below that as early as the fifth and fourth centuries bce, doctors and philosophers carefully differentiated be- tween cognitive faculties such as ‘practical’, ‘theoretical’, and ‘productive thinking’; ‘insight’; ‘understanding’; ‘opinion’; and ‘judgement’. Thus Aristotle was credited in late antiquity with the view that ‘the soul’, or at least its leading principle (the arche¯), is seated in the heart. We will see that this is a mis- representation of Aristotle’s views, which, strictly speaking, leave no room for location of the highest psychic faculty, the nous. Similarly, the author of the Hippocratic work On Regimen (at the start of the fourth century bce) presupposes a view of the soul that does not specify where exactly it is located in the body; he even appears to assume that the location may vary. In short, this doxographic distortion attributes to doctors and philosophers answers to questions which some of them would not even be able or willing to answer as a matter of principle. Finally, Caelius Aurelianus upholds a long tradition of contempt for the so-called phusiologia.

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In this narrative review, we used system- lowed by cost of routine consultations by neurosurgeons (28. Material and Methods: A compre- these costs were on routine specialist consultations by the neurosur- hensive systematic review strategies were conducted from electronic geons. This could be reduced by ensuring consultations on require- search engine from 1946 to 2015 to identify the relevant evidence ments rather than routine. Acknowledgement: Study supported by and literature of potential lower limb muscle strength effect from grant from the Medical Education Partnership Initiative in Nigeria. Dwerryhouse1 clusion: Even though there were numerous quasi-experimental stud- 1 ies, generally they implicated different style and method of research Broadgreen Hospital, Phoenix Cent Re for Rehabilitation, Liver- 2 including sample sizes and protocols. Thus, it is hard to conclude pool, United Kingdom, Cheshire and Merseyside Rehabilitation which protocols can be implicated in the clinical practice. Although Network, Rehabilitation Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom all the studies have shown positive changes in muscle fbers, the Introduction/Background: Phoenix Rehabilitation Unit opened Jun evidence still insuffcient. Spinal patients were classed as patient with spi- nal injury including laminectomies, spinal cord compressions and 530 stenosis, resections of meningioma, myelopathies and spinal frac- tures polytrauma. Results: • Male patients 27/38 1Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Midland 71%. Material and Methods: Analysis of 2 years prospec- eterisation 5%, long-term catheter = 24%, incontinent at times 5%, tive data collection, including 36 consecutive patients admitted to urostomy 2. We put 45 refective markers on the subject’s chest wall and & pulmonary embolism (16. If the medicine failed to fulfll patients’ ex- and Methods: The baclofen of 50μg was administered to 33 patients pectation, then it will lead them to seek another alternative therapy who had severe spasticity due to 26 spinal cord injury, 1 syringomy- such as looking for shaman, get refexology, and or phytotherapy. Results: Subjects were 36, 25 improvement of the spasticity was remarkably admitted in all cases, men and 11 women, mean age 41. Dis- Introduction/Background: The aim was to study the effect of the exoskeleton Ekzoatlet the dynamics of neurological and psycho- cipline of Rehabilitation Medicine. Material and Methods: The object of the study were 10 patients Introduction/Background: Spinal cord injury due to an iatrogenic (8 males and 2 females) aged - from 18 to 32 years with a complete cause can impose signifcant impairment that leads to deterioration in interruption of the spinal cord at the thoracic level and lower para- physical activities and psychosocial disruption. Training distance on 13 year-old girl who underwent a lumbar puncture procedure follow- a fat surface with the help of the exoskeleton held for two weeks, ing confusional mental state in the setting of acute infection involv- 5 times per week. Subsequently, she developed cauda equina survey: evaluation of neurological status with the defnition of digi- syndrome secondary to subarachnoid hematoma at L3/L4 level that tal values of strength and tone, depression test of Beck, electrocar- was later identifed by magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar diography, ultrasound duplex scanning of the veins and arteries of spine. Because of the prolonged mechanical ventilation in the acute the lower extremities to rule out thrombosis, and the wall-occlusive phase she developed chronic illness polyneuropathy. The subarach- lesions, ultrasound Study knee and ankle joints, and soft tissues of noid hematoma from the lumbar puncture was initially obscured. Results: During the walk performed Holter became wheelchair dependent post acute phase of the disease. With monitoring, monitoring of blood pressure and oxygen saturation intensive therapy and serial functional evaluation, she achieved sig- during the occupation. In carrying out a comprehensive survey of nifcant independence in activities of daily living despite poor neu- patients on the 1st and 14 day, we found no changes of neurologith - rological recovery of the affected muscles. Material and Methods: cal status and signifcant changes in muscle strength and tone the A case report. Conclusion: Thus, on the basis of spinal cord pathology can be delayed due to deteriotation of an acute the study can draw preliminary conclusions about the safety of the medical illness and when other neurological condition such as criti- exoskeleton Ekzoatlet prosthetic walking function in patients with cal illness polyneuropathy is also present. Intensive rehabilitation is essential to provide signifcant functional independence. Orgasmic function is affected Hospital Sungai Buloh, Rehabilitation Medicine, Sungai Buloh, in all patients with impaired and unknown function was 46. Previous studies reported reasonable accuracy of single channel Most patients have preference for oral medication. Saitoh1 method of bladder management was intermittent catheterization 1School of Medicine- Fujita Health University, Department of Re- (75%), voluntary voiding (0. It was habilitation Medicine, Toyoake- Aichi, Japan, 2Fujita Health Uni- found that in 87. Material and Methods: Series of case report highlight- showed reduced laryngeal elevation and weak left pharyngeal con- ing the varying clinical course of patients referred for rehabilita- traction. In high-resolution manometry, the pharyngeal contractile tion with an initial diagnosis of Miller Fisher Syndrome. He could eat gruel in the same position at 191 task-specifc functional activities and high-level mobility. The left pharyngeal contractile pressure measured by high- proved signifcantly and became fully independent by 4 months. Post-extubation, she demonstrated without giving fatigue and pain to the patients. She improved with rehabilitation, with residual bilateral arm weakness during recent review at 10 months. Subsequently, she developed respiratory impair- 1 1 1 1 ment requiring mechanical ventilation. Tekin strated reduced conscious level with clinical features suggestive of 1Gulhane Military Medical Academy - Haydarpasa Research and Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis. She endured a long rehabilitation Training Hospital, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul, phase and at 1-year follow-up, was still dependent in daily activi- Turkey ties and mobility. Rehabilitation goals may as- broad category of conditions such as stroke, brain tumor, degen- sume an altered course during the rehabilitation phase; depending on erative conditions, multiple sclerosis, infections etc. Neurobrucellosis is a rare clinical condition, which may manifest as stroke, encephalitis, meningitis, or demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis. On neurological examination, he had 1 1 4/5 motor scores in distal muscle groups of the lower extremities M. Miller 1Medical University of Lodz, Department of Physical Medicine, bilaterally and gait disturbance. All the deep tendon refexes were hyperactive and babins- Lodz, Poland ki’ s sign was positive. It was realized that there was no signifcant signifcantly affect patient’s quality of life. So the patient consulted may have a positive effect on both cognitive and motor function- with neurology service. Material and Methods: The study group con- revealed low glucose (4 mg/dl) and elevated protein at 3550 mg/ sists of 58 patients with multiple sclerosis hospitalized in Neurore- dl. The training was carried out with a constant underlying average Conclusion: Initial clinical manifestations consist of demyelinating load for 30 minutes (2 × 15min) daily for 30 days. The endpoint syndrome in this case so he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis of the study was aerobic ftness. Herein we want to emphasize that the other etiological fac- ing ability, cognitive function and level of depression. Visual evoked potential funded by Medical University of Lodz; grant number: 502-03/5- are altered relating with a bilateral optic neuritis. Injectable corticosteroids were prescribed associated with motor and pel- 545 vic foor rehabilitation. A 41 year old female was admitted to the acute rehabilitation on an early initiation of aggressive immunosuppressive treatment hospital for autoimmune sensory ganglionopathy related to lupus. She had also suffered from Raynaud’s phenomenon, for which she was taking amlodipine. Orthopedic Introduction/Background: Our aim was to evaluate the effect of a consultation was obtained and eventually the digit was amputated. Material and Meth- causes blood vessels to spasm, restricting blood fow to the fngers. Conclusion: Raynaud’s phenomenon can lead to severe the 6 minutes walking test, the pain visual analogic scale with an ischemia and dry gangrene, for which early conservative manage- assay of C reactive protein and of creatin kinase. However, some cases still require partial perimental group continued to improve till the end of the study. Chen infammation and demyelination of the optic nerve and the spi- 1Guangzhou, Afghanistan, 2The Third Affliated Hospital- Sun nal cord. He came to rehabilitation service for tory cells invasion and spinal cord demyelinating changes. For this reason the study 549 was expanded to left 1st dorsal interoseus muscle showing similar fndings with myotonic discharges. As a result diffculty with gait occurs, which are aggravated when paired with a secondary cognitive task. Khalimova1 to understand what effect it has on gait, and if possible improve- 1Tashkent Medical Academy, Neurology, Tashkent, Uzbekistan ments in dynamic balance can infuence it. Material and Methods: This ex- cal forms of the disease, but also depends on many factors that perimental study included 39 participants with mild to moderate affect the quality of life and disability of patients. For the diagnosis of cognitive impairment in clinical practice and research are more commonly used neuropsychological Introduction/Background: Patients with Parkinson’s disease have research methods. To assess the quality of life in this study was steadily deteriorating motor and cognitive function. Rigidity sets used by the European Quality of Life Questionnaire of 5 questions in mid to late stages which will further reduce the use of function. Analysis of the questionnaire showed that when the left arm and fngers which lead to severe tightness unable to get the “mobility” met in 87. Material and Methods: This is an isolated case of people with a “specifc” or “signifcant” problems of the above report in which we used nerve block with 70% alcohol to radial, components was signifcantly lower (56. When carrying out a regression analysis of tor to relax the elbow and fngers inorder to improve hygiene in motor and non-motor symptoms and quality of life of patients with the palm, elbow (fexor aspect) and the fngers. Conclusion: Nerve blocks with alcoho/Phenol disorders, psychosis, pain, and sleep disorders. We report an elderly lady with severe parkinson’s disease with timely correction of these factors reduces disability in patients. This results from the sham block, at the end of the 1st and 2nd active blocks, and then satisfactory respiratory function of most patients at frst visit and at 5 months follow-up. Results: Improvement was observed across optimistic view that bulbar symptoms (dysarthria) can be managed nearly all measures during the active relative to sham phase eg in with rehabilitation. We speculate that signifcant cognitive changes Mobility, cognition, anxiety and sleep. Minimal Clinically Impor- with less insight in bulbar-onset patients infuence results. He has been diagnosed to have idio- 1 Kumamoto Health Science University, Rehabilitation, Kumamoto, pathic Parkinson’s disease four years earlier. Neurologic examination 2 Japan, Hokkaido University, Functioning and Disability-Faculty revealed a mild motor defcit in the right side of the body. The subject dem- of Health Sciences, Sapporo-Hokkaido, Japan, Chubu Gakuin University, Nursing and Rehabilitation, Seki-Gifu, Japan, 4Ku- onstrated an independent slow walking with frequent falls. A training program to stimulate and Introduction/Background: Most children with spinal muscular at- facilitate the peripheral proprioceptors was set up. This procedure was easy and well tolerated vere muscle weakness hinders nonverbal communication such as by the patient. Results: It seems that balance exercises dedicated to restricted, providing communication support using specialized de- stimulate and facilitate the peripheral proprioceptors have benefcial vices is essential to preserve and develop the cognitive and intel- effects in improving balance among hemiparetic individuals suffering lectual functions. Improvement of each subject from baseline by protocol Material and Methods: The participants comprised patients with Par- step. Patients 2 F/11 2 4 with spinal disease and other neurological diseases were excluded. Electrodiagnostic test performed three 1The First Affliated Hosipital of Nanjing Medical University, De- weeks after onset of the symptoms revealed bilateral severe motor partment of Rehabilitation Medicine, Nanjing, China, 2The Affli- and sensorial conduction defcit of radial nerveat the level of bilat- eral upper arm. Patient was processing respectively for aphasic patients with phonological or referred to neurosurgery clinic for consultation but patient refused semantic processing defcits and to explore the underlying neu- surgery. Material and Methods: Two patients, Zhang with considered in the differential diagnosis. Material and Methods: A 32-year-old male pre- not related with classical language area activation. In addition, for sented with a 5-month history of numbness and tingling over the aphasic patients with phonological defcit, hand action observation backside of the right thigh, lower leg and the sole. His complaints training may facilitate language areas and phonological retrieving. There was a history of stab injury at the backside of the thigh fve months earlier. Yılmaz1 observed but hyperintense vascular structures could be easily inter- 1Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Department of Physical fered with the neuroma. Then we performed ultrasonography and neuroma was easily appreciated, and also normal sciatic nerve was Medicine and Rehabilitation- Turkish Armed Forces Rehabilitation easily differentiated from the surrounding muscular structure in the Center, Ankara, Turkey unaffected side. According to electrophysiological as- Turkey sessment, age higher than 50 years was more prevalent with sural nerve neuropathy. Due to the close proximity of the medi- are also cost-beneft and available tools in screening suspected pa- an nerve and brachial artery, vascular patologies of brachial artery tients to neuropathy, especially predominantly sensory distal poly- may also cause nerve damages. Due to weakness of screening tools in early case of median nerve palsy due to the pseudoaneurysm of brachial detection of motor neuropathic process, routine electrodiagnostic artery. Material and Methods: A 21 years-old man presented with evaluation of such patients, in spite of normal screening, is recom- weakness, numbness and paresthesias of the right hand in the in the mended.

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Acute pericarditis is the most common disease of the pericardium and typically pre- sents as a sharp, intense anterior chest pain. It may be referred to the neck, arms, or left shoulder and may be pleuritic in nature. The pain is worse with lying supine and improved with sitting up and leaning forward. A pericardial friction rub is described as high-pitched, grating, or scratching and is heard throughout the cardiac cycle. An echocardiogram should be performed if there is suspicion of a possible effusion. Aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in high doses are most commonly used. As this patient is in severe pain, reassurance only is not the best option but would be a possible treatment if panic attack were suspected. The other choices are utilized in the case of unstable angina and acute myocardial infarction and should not be utilized in this patient. Both heparin and reteplase would increase the risk of developing a hemorrhagic pericardial effusion. 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Right-sided murmurs, except for the pulmonic ejection “click” of pulmonary stenosis, usually in- crease in intensity during inspiration. Of the medications, only the thiazolidinediones improve insulin-mediated glucose uptake in the muscle and adipose tissue. The mechanism of ac- tion of metformin is uncertain, but it appears to work by reducing hepatic gluconeogen- esis and intestinal absorption of glucose. In a large trial of lifestyle modifications and metformin in the prevention of diabetes (Diabetes Prevention Program), subjects in the lifestyle arm of the trial had a more significant reduction in the incidence of diabetes than those assigned to metformin. In resource-poor settings and the developing world, life- style modifications have also been shown to be more cost-effective than metformin for preventing diabetes. Generally the recipients do well, with survival rates of 76% at 3 years and an average transplant “half-life” of 9. However, certain complica- tions are common with the necessary immunosuppression, including an increased risk of malignancy and infections. Additionally, patients are at risk of rejection of the trans- planted organ that can be acute or chronic. Chronic cardiac transplant rejection mani- fests as coronary artery disease, with characteristic long, diffuse, and concentric stenosis seen on angiography. It is thought that these changes represent chronic rejection of the transplanted organ. Common alternative diagnoses in this setting include exacerbations of congestive heart failure, myocarditis, and pulmonary embolism. This patient has atypical features of his chest pain for angina: lasting for more than minutes at a time, nonexertional. In a young host, without other significant risk factors, atherosclerotic coronary artery disease would be less likely, especially if the history is atypical. However, other factors in the management of these patients have been shown to decrease risk. In several disease states, notably severe obstructive lung disease, pericardial tamponade, and superior vena cava obstruction, an accentua- tion of this normal finding can occur. Indeed, in the most pronounced cases the periph- eral pulse may not be palpable during inspiration. The most common cause of constrictive pericarditis worldwide is tuberculosis, but given the low incidence of tu- berculosis in the United States, constrictive pericarditis is a rare condition in this country. With the increasing ability to cure Hodgkin’s disease with mediastinal irradiation, many cases of constrictive pericarditis in the United States are in patients who received curative radiation therapy 10–20 years prior. Other rare causes of constrictive pericarditis are recurrent acute pericarditis, hemorrhagic pericarditis, prior cardiac surgery, mediastinal irradia- tion, chronic infection, and neoplastic disease. Physiologically, constrictive pericarditis is characterized by the inability of the ventricles to fill because of the noncompliant pericar- dium. In early diastole, the ventricles fill rapidly, but filling stops abruptly when the elastic limit of the pericardium is reached. The jugular venous pressure is elevated, and the neck veins fail to collapse on inspiration (Kussmaul’s sign). Right heart catheterization would show the “square root sign” characterized by an abrupt y descent followed by a gradual rise in ventricular pressure. This finding, however, is not pathogno- monic of constrictive pericarditis and can be seen in restrictive cardiomyopathy of any cause. Echocardiogram shows a thickened pericardium, dilatation of the inferior vena cava and hepatic veins, and an abrupt cessation of ventricular filling in early diastole. Peri- cardial resection is the only definitive treatment of constrictive pericarditis. Diuresis and sodium restriction are useful in managing volume status preoperatively, and paracentesis may be necessary. Underlying cardiac function is normal; thus, cardiac transplantation is not indicated. Pericardiocentesis is indicated for diagnostic removal of pericardial fluid and cardiac tamponade, which is not present on the patient’s echocardiogram. Mitral valve stenosis may present similarly with anasarca, congestive hepatic failure, and ascites. Examination would be expected to demonstrate a diastolic murmur, and echocardiogram should show a normal pericardium and a thickened immobile mi- tral valve. Mitral valve replacement would be indicated if mitral stenosis were the cause of the patient’s symptoms. Initial management should include high-dose aspirin, heparin, and stabilization of blood pressure. In addition, use of furosemide for the treatment of pulmonary edema is also contraindicated because of the degree of hypotension. Intra- venous fluids should be used with caution as the patient also has evidence of pulmonary edema. The best choice for treatment of this patient’s hypotension is aortic counterpulsa- tion. Aortic counterpulsation requires placement of an intraaortic balloon pump percu- taneously into the femoral artery. The sausage-shaped balloon inflates during early diastole, augmenting coronary blood flow, and collapses during early systole, markedly decreasing afterload. In contrast to vasopressors and inotropic agents, aortic counterpul- sation decreases myocardial oxygen consumption. Both dobutamine and norepinephrine can increase myocardial oxygen demand and worsen ischemia. If fluid administration fails to alleviate the hypotension, sympathomimetic agents or aortic counterpulsation can be used. However, care must be taken to avoid excess fluid administration, which would 230 V. A trans- venous pacemaker would be useful if the hypotension were related to heart block or pro- found bradycardia, which can be associated with right coronary artery ischemia. Sudden cardiac death accounts for about 50% of all cardiac deaths, and of these, two-thirds are initial cardiac events or occur in populations with previously known heart disease who are considered to be relatively low risk. A strong parental history of sudden cardiac death as a presenting history of coronary artery disease increases the likelihood of a similar presentation in an offspring. Defibrillation should occur prior to endotracheal intuba- tion or placement of intravenous access. If the time to potential defibrillation is <5 min, the medical team should proceed immediately to defibrillation at 300–360 J if a monophasic defibrillator is used (150 J if a biphasic defibrillator is used). Even if there is return of a perfusable rhythm, there is often a delayed return of pulse because of myo- cardial stunning. In these trials, patients were rapidly cooled to 32–34°C and maintained at these temperatures for the initial 12–24 h. Individuals who re- ceived therapeutic hypothermia were 40–85% more likely to have good neurologic out- comes upon hospital discharge. Time to initial defibrillation of >5 min is associated with no more than a 25–30% survival rate, and survival continues to decrease linearly from 1 to 10 min. Defibrillation within 5 minutes has the greatest likelihood for good neurologic outcomes. Of the medications used in treatment of cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia, none have been demonstrated to have any effects on neurologic outcome. Pharmacologic agents used in cardiac stress testing are either vasodilators (adenosine, dipyridamole) or in- otropic agents (dobutamine). When vasodilator agents are used, ischemic myocardium de- velops as normal coronary artery segments dilate in response to the drug, whereas fixed coronary lesions are unable to fully dilate. Alternatively, inotro- pic agents induce stress by causing increased myocardial oxygen demand, and ischemia is diagnosed by the failure to increase blood flow in response to this stress. Using radionucle- ide labeled perfusion agents, images of the heart are taken following the stress-inducing agent and with rest. Reversible ischemia, indicative of coronary artery ischemia, is demon- strated by lack of perfusion with stress, but perfusion is present at rest. In the images de- picted in the figure, there is no evidence of reperfusion of the affected area upon rest. These images are typical of an old myocardial infarction resulting in scar formation and is de- scribed as a fixed defect. Tissue attenuation due to obesity or breast tissue is a particular problem, especially with the use of thallium. When tissue attenuation occurs, it typically appears as a reversible defect and is a cause of a false-positive stress test. An apical aneurysm may be difficult to ascertain by thallium images, but typically there should be evidence of ballooning of the cardiac apex outward and distortion of the cardiac silhouette, which is not seen here. Aspirin resistance can occur in 5–10% of patients and is more common among those taking lower doses of aspirin. Common alternative diagnoses in this setting include exacerbations of congestive heart failure, myo- carditis, and pulmonary embolism. This patient has atypical features of his chest pain for angina, with it lasting for more than minutes at a time and being nonexertional. In a young host, without other significant risk factors, atherosclerotic coronary artery disease would be less likely, especially if the history is atypical. While the exact mechanism is not clear, proximal nonobstructive coronary plaques are usually present. It is associated with other vasospastic disorders such as mi- graine, Raynaud’s phenomenon, and aspirin-induced asthma.

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