pneumothorax: Case report and literature review.
Thomas, "Pneumoperitoneum with catamenial
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(66) When conventional treatments for problems related to 5[alpha]-R excess such as PMDD, postpartum depression, catamenial
seizures, menstrual migraine and alopecia, acne and hirsutism are ineffective (or unsuitable or simply not the patient's preference), the use of a 5[alpha]-R blocker can be considered if fertility is not desired.
pneumothorax (CP) also known as spontaneous pneumothorax; is a lung condition which occurs in conjunction to the menstrual period.
Risk factors associated with various types of pneumothorax Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) Smoking Family history of PSP Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome Familial cancer syndrome (FLCN) Marfan syndrome Homocystinuria Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (SSP) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Cystic fibrosis Lung malignancy Necrotizing pneumonia Catamenial
(*) Rare: Ankylosing spondylitis Asthma Histiocytosis X Interstitial lung disease Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Metastatic sarcoma Rheumatoid arthritis Sarcoidosis Iatrogenic / Traumatic Chest wall trauma Open or minimally invasive procedures to the chest wall or abdomen Infection Presence of gas forming organisms (*) In association with menses due to intra-thoracic endometriosis
pneumothorax, clinical manifestations--a multidisciplinary challenge.
* Approved as adjunctive treatment for refractory focal and generalized epilepsies, especially absence, and for catamenial
(menstrual related) seizures
One third to one half of women with epilepsy have catamenial
seizure patterns, with seizures most likely to occur in the perimenstrual period and at ovulation.
Hiranouchi et al., "A case of cerebral endometriosis causing catamenial
epilepsy," Neurology, vol.
The chronic, intracranial EEG recordings provided by the RNS technology have other potentially valuable uses, including seizure prediction/warning; seizure awareness and counting as a way to assess treatment efficacy; identification of circadian, catamenial
, and other ictal and interictal patterns; and the lateralization of bitemporal seizures, Dr.
While seizures can disrupt hormonal balance, neurons in the epileptic brain can also become hypersensitive to hormones, a force that seems to drive both catamenial
epilepsy (a pattern of seizures that peaks near the time of menstruation) and the high prevalence of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in this population.