Camara-Lemarroy, Carlos R., Abo Al Samh, Danah, Boyko, Matthew, Jenkins, Jessica, Krett, Jonathan D., and Yeung, Michael
Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences; Sep2019, Vol. 46 Issue 5, p623-624, 2p
HICCUPS, NEUROLOGICAL disorders, and CENTRAL nervous system
The first cases of intractable hiccups associated with demyelinating diseases were reported in 1979. Three cases of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) presenting with hiccups were described, and the symptom was thought to reflect disinhibition of a primitive gastrointestinal reflex by demyelinating lesions. In one such study, 8 out of 47 cases of relapsing NMOSD had intractable hiccups, compared to none in 130 cases of MS. In 75% of patients with intractable hiccups, MRI detected linear medullary lesions involving the pericanal region, the AP, and the NTS. [Extracted from the article]
Nascimento, Fábio A., Borlot, Felippe, Aljaafari, Danah, and del Campo, Martin
Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences; Sep2016, Vol. 43 Issue 5, p710-712, 3p
ABNORMALITIES in the anatomical extremities, ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY, BRAIN physiology, TREATMENT of diseases in women, and CONSCIOUSNESS
The article presents a case study of a 68-year-old woman who undergo an electroencephalogram (EEG) after experiencing fluctuating level of consciousness. It mentions that the woman was treated using nail bed pressure wherein stimulus-induced rhythmic, periodic, or ictal discharges (SIRPIDs) and extremities triggered paroxysms of brain activity was found. It discusses SIRPIDS which was induced by alerting stimuli.