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We assessed for the first time the long-term maintenance of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)-induced analgesia in patients with chronic widespread pain due to fibromyalgia. Forty consecutive patients were randomly assigned, in a double-blind fashion, to 2 groups: one receiving active rTMS (n=20) and the other, sham stimulation (n=20),… (More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluation of the clinical characteristics of burning mouth complaints (BMC) in a series of Brazilian patients referred to a large teaching hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS 66 patients with burning mouth complaints were evaluated through a standardized protocol. RESULTS 56 women and 10 men were examined, ranging in age from 35-83 years. The… (More)
Alteplase (recombinant tissue plasminogen activator [rt-PA]) label approval by the Food and Drug Administration remarks the contraindication of its use with known intracranial neoplasm because of potential bleeding complications. Despite this concern, the real risk of intracerebral bleeding in patients with intracranial neoplasms treated with rt-PA is… (More)
Extraneural metastases of brainstem gliomas are exceedingly rare. Only four such cases are reported in the literature. We report on a case of a 3-year-old girl with an anaplastic astrocytoma of the brainstem which metastasized to the cervical lymph nodes.