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Related to paroxysmal: paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, paroxysmal cough, Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia

paroxysm

Pathol
a. a sudden attack or recurrence of a disease
b. any fit or convulsion

Paroxysm

 

a sudden exacerbation of a disease. Examples of symptoms that can accompany paroxysms are attacks of pain in angina pectoris, palpitation in paroxysmal tachycardia, coughing in whooping cough, fever in malaria, and hemolysis in paroxysmal hemoglobinuria. The term “paroxysm” is also used to refer to a sudden outburst of emotion, as in “paroxysm of anger” and “paroxysm of despair.”

paroxysm

[′par·ək‚siz·əm]
(medicine)
A sudden attack, or the periodic crisis in the progress of a disease.
A spasm, convulsion, or seizure.
A burst of electrical activity during electroencephalography in the form of spikes, or spikes and waves, which indicates cerebral dysrhythmia or epileptic discharges.
(psychology)
A sudden, uncontrollable emotional outburst.
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Paroxysmal pain disorders are notoriously difficult to treat in the clinic because current therapies show sub-optimal efficacy and have a poor tolerability profile.
The Medical Anti-Arrhythmic Treatment of Radiofrequency Ablation in Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation (MANTA-PAF) study enrolled patients at centers in Denmark, Finland, Germany, and Sweden with symptomatic paroxysmal AF who were aged 70 or younger and had no prior ablation or treatment with a class 1C or III anti-arrhythmic drug.
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare, acquired clonal hematopoietic stem cell disorder, which is caused by a somatic mutation in the phosphatidylinositol glycan-complementation class A gene, with an estimated prevalence of 1-2 cases per million people in the United States (1-2).
The CLARITY-AF study will rigorously evaluate the efficacy, safety and efficiency of the Biosense Webster NAVISTAR(R) THERMOCOOL(R) catheter with CARTO(R) 3 System guidance compared to the Medtronic Pulmonary Vein Ablation catheter(R) (PVAC(R)) with fluoroscopy for treating paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
This new device has the potential to make AFib ablation more reliable, more reproducible, and more consistent for patients with paroxysmal [intermittent] atrial fibrillation.
Video/EEG monitoring in the evaluation of paroxysmal behavioral events: duration, effectiveness, and limitations.
The incidence and prevalence of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and survival of patients in Yorkshire [abstract].
has announced that the Committee for Human Medicinal Products (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) adopted a positive opinion recommending marketing authorization for Soliris (eculizumab) for the treatment of patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH).
Eventually, she wrote, the dance grows into something "violent, paroxysmal.
Forty-eight hours later, the patient had paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and a temperature of 39[degrees]C, with severe hemodynamic and respiratory impairment.