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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641127/deep-brain-stimulation-of-subthalamic-nucleus-helps-in-improving-late-phase-motor-planning-in-parkinson-s-disease
#1
Patil Ashlesh, Sood Sanjay Kumar, Kochhar Kanwal Preet, Goyal Vinay
OBJECTIVE: Deep brain stimulation of subthalamic nucleus (DBS-STN) is a well-accepted treatment for Parkinson's disease (PD) but its effect on motor planning in the disease is yet unclear. This study examines the effect of switching the stimulation ON and OFF on components of bereitschaftspotentials in PD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Scalp bereitschaftspotentials were recorded during self-paced right wrist extensions at Fz, Cz, Pz, C3 and C4 sites in patients on DBS-STN plus medications (DBS-STN group) as treatment modality or on medications only (Med group) and compared with age matched healthy controls...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622584/stmn1-as-a-candidate-gene-associated-with-atypical-meningioma-progression
#2
Haiyu Liu, Ye Li, Yunbo Li, Lixiang Zhou, Li Bie
OBJECTIVES: Meningiomas are the most common type of primary intracranial tumor. Atypical meningiomas are especially difficult to manage due to frequent disease recurrence. This study aimed to examine the role of stathmin (coded by the gene STMN1) as a factor in atypical meningioma recurrence. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 59 sporadic atypical meningioma formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples were collected. The mRNA levels of the biomarker gene STMN1 were tested using quantitative RT-PCR...
June 10, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633123/severe-but-reversible-neuropathy-and-encephalopathy-due-to-vitamin-e-deficiency
#3
Barbara Wysota, Sophia Michael, Fu Liong Hiew, Charlotte Dawson, Yusuf A Rajabally
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 8, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618390/thirty-day-non-seizure-outcomes-following-temporal-lobectomy-for-adult-epilepsy
#4
Brandon A Sherrod, Matthew C Davis, Kristen O Riley
OBJECTIVE: Multi-institutional rates of acute adverse outcomes other than seizures after temporal lobectomy (TL) are not well understood. Here we analyzed short-term morbidity and mortality following TL using a validated national database. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The multi-institutional American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database was queried by Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code for TL procedures performed for adult patients with diagnoses related to epilepsy from 2008 to 2014...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622532/evaluation-of-alcam-pecam-1-and-selectin-levels-in-intracranial-meningiomas
#5
Pinar Atukeren, Okan Turk, Karolin Yanar, Rahsan Kemerdere, Sima Sayyahmelli, Bulent Eren, Taner Tanriverdi
OBJECTIVES: Cell adhesion molecules play a major role in various pathological states. The aim of this study was to evaluate the tissue levels of selectins (E-, L-, and P-Selectins), activated leukocyte cell adhesion molecule (ALCAM) and platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule-1 (PECAM-1) in intracranial meningiomas and compare with the levels in control tissues. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 20 consecutive patients who were operated on meningiomas (grade-I: 17 and grade-II: 3) and 15 cerebral tissues obtained during the autopsy procedures as a resource for the healthy controls were included in this study...
June 6, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605723/a-combined-cognitive-and-gait-quantification-to-identify-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-from-its-mimics-the-geneva-s-protocol
#6
Gilles Allali, Magali Laidet, Stéphane Armand, Shahan Momjian, Bruno Marques, Arnaud Saj, Frédéric Assal
OBJECTIVES: Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is very prevalent in aging, underdiagnosed, and represents a rare cause of reversible neurological condition. The clinical triad of iNPH - gait, cognitive and urinary symptoms - and its neuroradiological features (i.e. ventriculomegaly) are not specific and found a various neurodegenerative and/or vascular conditions. We present our iNPH standardized protocol at the Geneva University Hospitals involving a multispecialty team of behavioral neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, engineers, and physical therapists...
June 6, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600075/corrigendum-to-optic-nerve-sheath-fenestration-for-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-a-seven-year-review-of-visual-outcomes-in-a-tertiary-centre-clin-neurol-neurosurg-137-october-2015-94-101
#7
E E Obi, B K Lakhani, J Burns, R Sampath
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 6, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641177/a-30-year-history-of-mpan-case-from-russia
#8
M Selikhova, E Fedotova, S Wiethoff, L V Schottlaender, S Klyushnikov, S N Illarioshkin, H Houlden
We present a patient with progressive spastic ataxia, with dystonia and anarthria undiagnosed until detailed genetic analysis revealed an MPAN mutation. Highlighting the worldwide MPAN distribution, a 30year history of absent diagnosis and the impact and cost saving of an early but detailed genetic analysis in complex progressive movement disorders, particularly the anarthric NBIA group.
June 2, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622533/intrathecal-igm-index-correlates-with-a-severe-disease-course-in-multiple-sclerosis-clinical-and-mri-results
#9
Serkan Ozakbas, Bilge Piri Cinar, Pinar Özcelik, Hatice Baser, Gorkem Kosehasanoğullari
OBJECTIVES: Intrathecally synthesized IgM can be seen not only in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in infectious and inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system, but also in that of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Intrathecal IgM synthesis in MS seems to be correlated with an unfavorable disease course. In one cross-sectional study, intrathecal synthesis of IgM (IgM index) was found to be correlated with cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) parameters. The purpose of this study was to determine the possible relationship between the IgM index and MRI and clinical parameters...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582689/the-impact-of-white-matter-lesions-on-the-cognitive-outcome-of-subthalamic-nucleus-deep-brain-stimulation-in-parkinson-s-disease
#10
J Blume, M Lange, E Rothenfusser, C Doenitz, U Bogdahn, A Brawanski, J Schlaier
OBJECTIVES: White Matter lesions (WML) are a risk factor for cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease. There is no clear evidence of reduced general cognitive function after DBS. However, a subgroup of patients develops dementia rapidly after DBS despite careful patient selection processes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the load of WML as a possible risk factor for cognitive decline following STN DBS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 40 PD-patients receiving bilateral STN-DBS were followed at least three years after surgery to detect dementia...
May 31, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600960/disability-from-pain-directly-correlated-with-depression-in-parkinson-s-disease
#11
Abdul Qayyum Rana, Abdul-Rahman M Qureshi, Nabiha Rehman, Aisha Mohammed, Zainab Sarfraz, Ruqqiyah Rana
OBJECTIVE: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressively debilitating disorder resulting in reduced quality of life (QoL). Along with the motor symptoms of PD, non-motor symptoms of PD such as pain, restless leg syndrome (RLS) depression also occur. These exacerbate the worsening QoL and must be promptly diagnosed and treated. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between pain severity, walking, general activity and work (WAW) and rapid eye movements (REM) dimensions of pain interference, and disability with depression and RLS in PD...
May 30, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582688/a-simplified-pressure-adjustment-clinical-pathway-for-programmable-valves-in-nph-patients
#12
Tracy S Ma, Nikhil Sharma, M Sean Grady
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study is to provide a clinical pathway for shunt valve adjustment in the treatment of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) patients. PATIENT AND METHODS: The authors conducted a single-center retrospective study of 102 patients (mean age 74 years, 66 men, 36 women) diagnosed with NPH. In all cases, a Medtronic Strata Adjustable Pressure valve set initially at 1.5 was implanted. Outcome was based on the clinical status of the patient at the last contact point with the senior author...
May 30, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609703/etiologic-classification-of-ischemic-stroke-where-do-we-stand
#13
REVIEW
Răzvan Alexandru Radu, Elena Oana Terecoasă, Ovidiu Alexandru Băjenaru, Cristina Tiu
Despite major technological advances in ischemic stroke diagnostic techniques, our current understanding of stroke mechanisms and etiology continues to remain unclear in a significant percent of patients. As a result, several etiological ischemic stroke classifications have emerged during the last two decades but their reliability and validity is far from perfect and further world-wide research is needed in order to achieve the so much needed "standard reference language". An ideal ischemic stroke classification should both comprise all underlying pathologies that could potentially concur to an index event and emphasize the most likely etiological and pathophysiological mechanism...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558345/post-operative-unilateral-internuclear-ophthalmoplegia-following-basilar-pneumocephalus-after-resection-of-c1-intradural-extramedullary-tumor
#14
Deb Kumar Mojumder, Jason Choi, Ben Zion Roitberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544917/effective-and-safe-mannitol-administration-in-patients-undergoing-supratentorial-tumor-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-and-double-blind-study
#15
Eren Fatma Akcil, Ozlem Korkmaz Dilmen, Esra Sultan Karabulut, Serdar Selcuk Koksal, Fatis Altindas, Yusuf Tunali
OBJECTIVES: Although osmotic diuresis with mannitol is commonly used to provide brain relaxation, there is no consensus regarding its optimal dose and combination with loop diuretics. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effects of mannitol and combination of furosemide with different doses of mannitol on brain relaxation and on blood electrolytes, lactate level, urine output, fluid balance and blood osmolarity in patients undergoing supratentorial tumor surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective, randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study included 51 patients (ASA I-III) scheduled for elective supratentorial craniotomy...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550817/atypical-presentation-and-outcome-of-cervicogenic-headache-in-patients-with-cervical-degenerative-disease-a-single-center-experience
#16
Shyamal C Bir, Anil Nanda, Devi Prasad Patra, Tanmoy Kumar Maiti, Cesar Liendo, Alireza Minagar, Oleg Y Chernyshev
OBJECTIVE: Cervicogenic headache affects a significant portion of the entire population. This type of headache especially with atypical presentation is often hard to diagnose and manage since its etiopathophysiology is not been yet well understood. We have investigated the prevalence of cervicogenic headache with atypical presentation and discussed the etiology of it, and the outcome of surgical intervention on this type of headache in patients with cervical degenerative disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Radiological and clinical data of 160 patients (from 2001 through 2016) were retrospectively reviewed...
May 13, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527977/the-association-of-arachnoid-cysts-and-focal-epilepsy-hospital-based-case-control-study
#17
Ivan Nikolić, Aleksandar Ristić, Nikola Vojvodić, Vladimir Baščarević, Andrej Ilanković, Ivana Berisavac, Tijana Đukić, Dragoslav Sokić
OBJECTIVE: Arachnoid cysts (ACs) are common findings in brain MRI. Our aim was to examine frequency and distribution of ACs in patients with focal epilepsy, compared to healthy control subjects, and to investigate the association of AC and electro-clinical features of focal epilepsy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective case-control study, using data from 180 patients that underwent video-EEG monitoring between 2009 and 2012, and of 114 healthy controlled subjects...
May 12, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521184/one-stage-posterior-grade-4-osteotomy-and-bone-graft-fusion-at-pseudarthrosis-for-the-treatment-of-kyphotic-deformity-with-andersson-lesions-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
#18
Tingxian Ling, Bangjian Zhou, Ce Zhu, Xi Yang, Yueming Song, Zhe Qiang, Limin Liu
OBJECTIVES: The optimal surgical procedure for treating kyphotic deformity with Andersson lesions (ALs) in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients is controversial. The one-stage posterior osteotomy and bone graft fusion approach is rarely reported. The aim of the present study was to report a new surgical procedure involving one-stage posterior grade 4 osteotomy and bone graft fusion for the treatment of kyphotic deformity with ALs in AS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eleven patients with ALs in AS were enrolled...
May 11, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514722/the-interventional-effect-of-new-drugs-combined-with-the-stupp-protocol-on-glioblastoma-a-network-meta-analysis
#19
Mei Li, Xiangqi Song, Jun Zhu, Aijun Fu, Jianmin Li, Tong Chen
OBJECTIVE: New therapeutic agents in combination with the standard Stupp protocol (a protocol about the temozolomide combined with radiotherapy treatment with glioblastoma was research by Stupp R in 2005) were assessed to evaluate whether they were superior to the Stupp protocol alone, to determine the optimum treatment regimen for patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We implemented a search strategy to identify studies in the following databases: PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, CNKI, CBM, Wanfang, and VIP, and assessed the quality of extracted data from the trials included...
May 11, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535419/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-fixed-dose-enoxaparin-and-adjusted-dose-unfractionated-heparin-in-patients-with-cerebral-venous-thrombosis
#20
Pat Korathanakhun, Chusana Petpichetchian, Wongchan Petpichetchian, Pornchai Sathirapanya
OBJECTIVE: Anticoagulants are the standard treatment for cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). Although low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) is recommended in CVT, the specific type and dosage regimen of LMWH have never been specifically suggested. This study compared the clinical outcomes and adverse events in patients who received adjusted-dose unfractionated heparin (AD-UFH) versus fixed-dose enoxaparin (FD-E). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted at a university hospital in Thailand...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
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