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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334681/is-there-any-common-pathophysiology-between-central-nervous-system-lupus-and-parkinson-s-disease
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Oh-Dae Kwon, Seong-Kyu Kim, Gi-Young Park
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 15, 2018: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334680/blood-pressure-variability-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-influence-of-infarct-location-in-the-insular-cortex
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Juri Kitamura, Hiroki Ueno, Michiaki Nagai, Naohisa Hosomi, Kie Honjo, Masahiro Nakamori, Tomoya Mukai, Eiji Imamura, Tomohisa Nezu, Shiro Aoki, Tomohiko Ohshita, Eiichi Nomura, Shinichi Wakabayashi, Hirofumi Maruyama, Masayasu Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to elucidate the influence of insular infarction on blood pressure (BP) variability and outcomes according to the region of the insular cortex affected. METHODS: A total of 90 patients diagnosed with acute unilateral ischemic stroke were registered. The BP variability was calculated over 24 h after admission (hyperacute) and for 2-3 days after admission (acute). Patients were classified into groups of right and left, and then right anterior, right posterior, left anterior, and left posterior insular infarction...
January 15, 2018: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316559/enlarged-basal-ganglia-perivascular-spaces-are-associated-with-pulsatile-components-of-blood-pressure
#3
Oscar H Del Brutto, Robertino M Mera
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Pathogenetic mechanisms involved in enlargement of basal ganglia perivascular spaces (BG-PVSs) are controversial. Here, we assessed whether pulsatile or steady components of blood pressure (BP) are associated with enlarged BG-PVS. METHODS: We evaluated the association between BG-PVS and pulsatile and steady components of BP in Atahualpa residents aged ≥60 years, by the use of regression models and receiver operator characteristics (ROC) curve analysis, after taking into account the effect of demographics, cardiovascular risk factors, and other signatures of cerebral small vessel disease (SVD)...
January 9, 2018: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275421/investigation-of-the-effect-of-exercise-on-headache-in-migraineurs-using-a-smartphone-diary
#4
Soo-Jin Cho, Min-Kyung Chu, Sang-Gue Park, Jeong-Wook Park
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 22, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275420/continuing-use-of-sayk-s-spontaneous-cell-sedimentation-technique-for-cerebrospinal-fluid-cytology-in-china
#5
Siyuan Fan, Haitao Ren, Changhua Wang, Hongzhi Guan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 22, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275418/opium-addiction-and-ischemic-stroke-in-isfahan-iran-a-case-control-study
#6
Homa Ebrahimi, Shaghayegh Haghjoo Javanmard, Sedigheh Asgary, Leila Dehghani, Masoud Amiri, Mohammad Saadatnia
BACKGROUND: The effect of opium addiction (OA) on cerebrovascular disease is controversial. The aim of this study was to clarify this relationship in Iranian patients with ischemic stroke. METHODS: In a case-control study, 672 patients with ischemic stroke and 293 controls without a previous history of cerebrovascular or cardiovascular diseases were compared. OA as well as other risk factors such as diabetes mellitus (DM), hypertension (HTN), hyperlipidemia, tobacco smoking (TS) were compared between the 2 groups...
December 22, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241217/multinodular-and-vacuolating-neuronal-tumor-of-the-cerebrum-a-benign-nonaggressive-cerebral-lesion
#7
Irem Kapucu, Miral D Jhaveri, Mehmet Kocak, Marinos Kontzialis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 14, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241209/lateral-medullary-infarction-caused-by-oriental-acupuncture
#8
Soonwoong Hong, YoonAh Park, Chan-Nyoung Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 14, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241193/comparative-analysis-on-low-and-standard-dose-regimes-of-alteplase-thrombolytic-therapy-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-efficacy-and-safety
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Guangjian Zhao, Tingfen Huang, Mei Zheng, Yansen Cui, Yunyong Liu, Zhongrong Cheng, Ziran Wang
OBJECTIVE: This study analyzed the efficacy and safety of low-dose and standard-dose alteplase intravenous thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS: Patients with AIS who underwent intravenous alteplase thrombolysis from July 2012 to December 2016 were retrospectively analyzed and correspondingly divided into low-dose (0.6-0.89 mg/kg) group and standard-dose group (0.9 mg/kg) according to alteplase dosage. The clinical outcome was evaluated by modified Rankin Scale (mRS) at 90 days after onset...
December 14, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241189/lord-adrian-md-prs-om
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John M S Pearce
Edgar Douglas Adrian was an outstandingly brilliant, Nobel prize-winning neurophysiologist. He is remembered for developing the all-or-none principle of muscle contraction, and for explaining the minutiae of motor and sensory nerve transmission. He showed that the afferent effect in a neuron depends on the pattern in time of the impulses travelling in it, thereby providing a quantitative basis of nervous behaviour. With Sir Charles Sherrington, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1932 for discoveries on the functions of the neurons...
December 14, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208848/assessment-of-homocysteine-as-a-diagnostic-and-early-prognostic-biomarker-for-patients-with-acute-lacunar-infarction
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Huimin Fan, Shuna Yang, Yue Li, Jiangmei Yin, Wei Qin, Lei Yang, Junliang Yuan, Wenli Hu
BACKGROUND: Although increasing evidence has demonstrated that elevated homocysteine (Hcy) levels may be an important contributor for the development of cerebral infarction, rare studies focused on its diagnostic and early prognostic roles in acute lacunar infarction. METHODS: A total of 197 patients with acute lacunar infarction and 192 to form the control group were prospectively recruited between January 2013 and February 2017. Early neurological deterioration was defined as an increase of ≥2 points in National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale or the decrease in Barthel index (BI) score at discharge...
November 29, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169168/anterior-borderzone-angle-for-hemodynamic-collateral-metric-in-patients-with-symptomatic-middle-cerebral-artery-stenosis
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Yongkun Li, Yunyun Xiong, Qiankun Cai, Dezhi Liu, Qiliang Dai, Wenhua Liu, Zhixin Huang, Wen Sun, David S Liebeskind, Yinzhou Wang, Xinfeng Liu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We aimed to introduce a parameter of anterior borderzone angle (ABZA) to quantitatively evaluate the ACA-MCA leptomeningeal collaterals for middle cerebral artery stenosis (MCAS). METHODS: Two hundred seventy-five patients with 50-100% MCAS and 100 controls were included. The 95% reference range of ABZA was obtained from the controls. ABZAtrans was defined as "ABZA/the 95% upper limit." Relationships between ABZA and MCAS, -ABZAtrans and the TICI grade, the American Society of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology/Society of Interventional Radiology (ASITN/SIR) collateral grade were analyzed...
November 23, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161722/the-impact-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-and-interleukin-1%C3%AE-levels-and-polymorphisms-on-long-term-stroke-outcomes
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Ju-Wan Kim, Man-Seok Park, Joon-Tae Kim, Hee-Ju Kang, Kyung-Yeol Bae, Sung-Wan Kim, Myung-Geun Shin, Ki-Hyun Cho, Jae-Min Kim
BACKGROUND: The accuracy of predictions regarding disability that sets in after stroke could be improved by using blood biomarker measurements. This study aimed to investigate the roles of serum tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and interleukin (IL)-1β concentrations and polymorphisms in stroke outcomes. METHODS: In total, 286 patients were evaluated at the time of admission and at 2 weeks after stroke, and 222 of these patients (78%) were followed up for 1 year to evaluate the consequences of stroke during both the acute and chronic stages...
November 21, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131095/intracranial-internal-carotid-artery-wall-calcification-in-ischemic-strokes-treated-with-thrombolysis
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Miguel Tábuas-Pereira, João Sargento-Freitas, Fernando Silva, Joana Parra, Patrícia Mendes, Vera Seara, Miguel Mesquita, Mariana Baptista, Gustavo Cordeiro, Luis Cunha
BACKGROUND: Calcifications are an important element of atherosclerotic plaques and have been used as a marker of atherosclerosis and clinical outcome predictor in different vascular territories. CT-scan, performed in the acute ischemic stroke setting, can reliably detect intracranial arterial calcifications. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between intracranial internal carotid artery calcification and functional outcome, symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH), recanalization, and death...
November 13, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131091/apathy-profile-in-parkinson-s-and-huntington-s-disease-a-comparative-cross-sectional-study
#15
Mário Sousa, Fradique Moreira, Joana Jesus-Ribeiro, Inês Marques, Flávia Cunha, Nádia Canário, António Freire, Cristina Januário
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Apathy is one of the most frequent, disabling and difficult-to-treat symptoms that show up in many neurodegenerative disorders. The aim of this study was to assess and compare apathy profile in Parkinson's and Huntington's patients using the same comprehensive instruments to measure apathy, cognition and depressive symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We consecutively assessed Parkinson's disease (PD) and Huntington's disease (HD) patients recruited from a Movement Disorders Unit...
November 13, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131019/utility-of-autonomic-function-tests-to-differentiate-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-and-parkinson-disease-with-dementia-from-alzheimer-disease
#16
Shuta Toru, Tadashi Kanouchi, Takanori Yokota, Yosuke Yagi, Akira Machida, Takayoshi Kobayashi
OBJECTIVE: We studied autonomic disturbance in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), Parkinson disease with dementia (PDD), Alzheimer disease (AD), to determine whether autonomic function tests can be used to distinguish these disorders. METHODS: Autonomic function was tested in 56 patients with DLB, 37 patients with PDD, and 59 patients with AD by using the sympathetic skin response, coefficient of variation in R-R interval, the head-up tilt test, serum norepinephrine concentration, and 123I-meta-iodobenzylguanidine cardiac scintigraphy...
November 13, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131011/dizziness-and-the-acute-vestibular-syndrome-at-the-emergency-department-a-population-based-descriptive-study
#17
Micaela Ljunggren, Julia Persson, Jonatan Salzer
BACKGROUND: Dizziness is a common occurrence witnessed at emergency departments (EDs). This study aims to describe the epidemiology and management of dizzy patients with and without an acute vestibular syndrome (AVS) in the ED at Umeå University Hospital. METHODS: A total of n = 2,126 ED dizziness visits during 3 years were identified. Data were obtained through retrospective review of medical records. Cases were stratified based on presentation, including AVS and neurological deficits...
November 13, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130982/aphasia-following-left-putaminal-hemorrhage-at-a-rehabilitation-hospital
#18
Shinichiro Maeshima, Sayaka Okamoto, Hideto Okazaki, Reisuke Funahashi, Shigenori Hiraoka, Hirokazu Hori, Kei Yagihashi, Ikuko Fuse, Shinichiro Tanaka, Naoki Asano, Shigeru Sonoda
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to clarify the relationship between aphasia and hematoma type/volume in patients with left putaminal hemorrhage admitted to a rehabilitation facility. METHODS: We evaluated the relationship between the presence, type, and severity of aphasia and hematoma type/volume in 92 patients with putaminal hemorrhage aged 29-83 years. Hematoma type and volume were evaluated on the basis of CT images obtained at stroke onset. The Standard Language Test for Aphasia was conducted as part of the initial assessment...
November 9, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084403/high-frequency-of-sleep-disorders-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-its-relationship-with-quality-of-life
#19
Manoel Alves Sobreira-Neto, Márcio Alexandre Pena-Pereira, Emmanuelle Silva Tavares Sobreira, Marcos Hortes Nisihara Chagas, Regina Maria França Fernandes, Vitor Tumas, Alan Luiz Eckeli
OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of major sleep disorders in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), diagnosed according to the third international classification of sleep disorders, and assess the relationship of those disorders with the quality of life. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed involving 88 consecutive patients with PD from outpatient clinic. Participants were subjected to clinical interviews, assessment using standardized scales (Epworth Sleepiness Scale, PD Questionnaire, Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) and, for individuals with a diagnosis of RLS/WED, International RLS/WED grading scale), and video-polysomnography...
October 30, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073634/demographic-clinical-and-polysomnographic-characteristics-of-childhood-and-adult-onset-sleepwalking-in-adults
#20
Panagiotis Bargiotas, Iris Arnet, Michael Frei, Christian R Baumann, Kaspar Schindler, Claudio L Bassetti
BACKGROUND: Sleepwalking (SW) is found to affect children predominantly, but it can persist or appear de novo even among adults. In this study, we assessed the demographic, clinical and polysomnographic profile, trigger factors and associated comorbidities of adult-onset (AO-SW) and childhood-onset (CO-SW) adult sleepwalkers. METHODS: In adult sleepwalkers, a structured clinical interview, a battery of questionnaires, video-polysomnography (v-PSG) and standard electroencephalography (EEG) were performed...
October 26, 2017: European Neurology
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