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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511178/descriptions-of-apoplexy-by-joseph-frank-in-the-beginning-of-the-nineteenth-century-in-vilnius
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Eglė Sakalauskaitė-Juodeikienė, Dalius Jatužis
In the beginning of the 19th century, apoplexy was understood to be a disease of the cerebral blood vessels, manifesting with a sudden weakening or extinction of sensation and the patient's inability to move. In this study, we examined the situation of neurology in the beginning of the 19th century in Vilnius through the perspective of a nervous system disease - apoplexy. Case reports and descriptions of apoplexy in the textbook and memoirs by Joseph Frank (1771-1842), descriptions of patients with apoplexy from the proceedings of Vilnius University Clinic were analysed...
May 17, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478439/cerebrovascular-lesions-in-mixed-neurodegenerative-dementia-a-neuropathological-and-magnetic-resonance-study
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Jacques L De Reuck, Vincent Deramecourt, Florent Auger, Nicolas Durieux, Claude-Alain Maurage, Florence Pasquier, Charlotte Cordonnier, Didier Leys, Regis Bordet
BACKGROUND: In elderly brains of demented patients, Alzheimer and Lewy body pathology (LBP) are frequently associated. Cortical microinfarcts (CoMIs) are more observed in Lewy body disease, even in the absence of cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA). The present neuropathological and 7.0-tesla MRI studies investigate whether CoMIs are also more frequent in mixed neurodegenerative dementia syndromes. SUMMARY: Both examinations revealed that CoMIs are increased to different degrees in mixed dementia syndromes according to the severity of the LBP...
May 6, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472801/frontal-assessment-battery-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-tap-test-in-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
#3
Pan-Woo Ko, Ho-Won Lee, Kyunghun Kang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Our aim in this study was to assess whether the frontal assessment battery (FAB) could contribute to the differential diagnosis of cerebrospinal fluid tap test (CSFTT) responders and nonresponders with the hypothesis that CSFTT nonresponders had greater frontal lobe dysfunction. We also explored whether a relationship exists between FAB scores and gait disturbance in idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) patients. METHODS: INPH subjects were selected in a consecutive order from a prospectively enrolled INPH registry...
May 5, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467982/adenosine-triphosphate-metabolism-measured-by-phosphorus-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-a-potential-biomarker-for-multiple-sclerosis-severity
#4
Paul Kauv, Samar S Ayache, Alain Créange, Moussa A Chalah, Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur, Jérôme Hodel, Pierre Brugières
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopy (31P-MRS) has previously shown abnormal changes in energy metabolites in the brain of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. However, the relationship between these energy metabolites - particularly adenosine triphosphate (ATP) - and the disease severity remains unclear. The objective of this study was to determine whether measuring ATP metabolites can help to predict disease severity in MS patients. METHODS: 31P-MRS at 3 tesla was performed in 9 relapsing remitting (RRMS), 9 secondary progressive MS patients (SPMS), and 10 age-matched healthy controls...
May 4, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456809/samuel-thomas-soemmerring-1755-1830-the-naming-of-cranial-nerves
#5
John M S Pearce
Samuel Thomas Soemmerring was a Prussian polymathic doctor with remarkable achievements in anatomy, draftsmanship and inventions. His naming of 12 pairs of cranial nerves in his graduation thesis is of particular importance. He also gave original descriptions of the macula, sensory pathways and of the substantia nigra. His non-medical contributions were diverse and included criticism of the guillotine, invention of a telegraphic system, and discoveries in palaeontology.
April 29, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456792/implications-of-cha2ds2-vasc-score-in-stroke-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-an-analysis-of-938-korean-patients
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Jaechun Hwang, Jong-Won Chung, Mi Ji Lee, Gyeong-Moon Kim, Chin-Sang Chung, Kwang Ho Lee, Oh Young Bang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the stroke mechanisms and associated conditions influencing the decision regarding stroke thromboprophylaxis in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) plus ischemic stroke, according to the CHA2DS2-VASc score. METHODS: We evaluated 938 consecutive patients with a diagnosis of AF plus transient ischemic attack/ischemic stroke. Based on the CHA2DS2-VASc scores, patients were stratified as score 0 or 1 (n = 151), score 2 (n = 146), score 3 (n = 213), score 4 (n = 185), or score ≥5 (n = 243)...
April 29, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448978/quantitative-evaluation-of-brain-stem-atrophy-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-adult-patients-with-alexander-disease
#7
Tomokatsu Yoshida, Rei Yasuda, Ikuko Mizuta, Masanori Nakagawa, Toshiki Mizuno
Brain MRI in adult patients with Alexander disease (AxD) mainly shows atrophy in the medulla oblongata. However, currently there is no quantitative standard for assessing this atrophy. In this study, we quantitatively evaluated the brain stem of AxD patients with glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) mutation using conventional MRI to evaluate its usefulness as an aid to diagnosing AxD in daily clinical practice. Nineteen AxD patients with GFAP mutation were compared with 14 patients negative for GFAP mutation in whom AxD was suspected due to "atrophy of the medulla oblongata...
April 28, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391285/while-isolated-periodic-limb-movement-disorder-significantly-impacts-sleep-depth-and-efficiency-co-morbid-restless-leg-syndrome-mainly-exacerbates-perceived-sleep-quality
#8
Florent-Xavier Hardy De Buisseret, Olivier Mairesse, Johan Newell, Paul Verbanck, Daniel Neu
BACKGROUND: Restless leg syndrome (RLS) and periodic limb movement (PLM) disorder (PLMD) can affect sleep quality and interfere with daytime functioning. Whether the co-morbidity of RLS further worsens daytime symptoms, sleep architecture and quality in patients with PLMs, is not yet fully clarified. METHODS: Sleep (polysomnography) and daytime symptoms of 47 drug-free patients, assigned to isolated PLMD or co-morbid RLS subgroups, were compared to controls in a retrospective cohort-study (n = 501)...
April 8, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391280/improvement-of-orbitofrontal-cortex-function-associated-with-blephrospasm-symptom-remission
#9
Chen-Yu Shen, Yong-Jun Wang, Xiao-Min Liu, Xiao-Qian Zhang, Xia-Jin Ren, Xiang-Yun Ma, Jing-Jing Sun, Kun Feng, Gao-Xiang Sun, Bo Xu, Po-Zi Liu
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) function improves with blepharospasm (BSP) symptom remission using a verbal fluency task and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). METHODS: Nineteen BSP patients and 9 healthy controls (HCs) matched by gender and education were examined using NIRS. The BSP patients were divided into 2 groups based on the onset or remission of BSP symptoms. A covariance analysis was conducted to analyze the differences among the 3 groups to avoid the influence of different ages...
April 8, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391278/a-comparison-of-remote-and-bedside-assessment-of-the-national-institute-of-health-stroke-scale-in-acute-stroke-patients
#10
Andrey M Alasheev, Aleksey Y Andreev, Yuliya V Gonysheva, Maria N Lagutenko, Olga Y Lutskovich, Antonina V Mamonova, Elena V Prazdnichkova, Andrey A Belkin
INTRODUCTION: Telestroke videoconference for conducting the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is recommended when the facility of a direct bedside evaluation by a stroke specialist is not immediately available for hyperacute stroke assessment. However, some NIHSS-telestroke studies inherit systematic bias due to the subjective nature of NIHSS administration. We aimed to evaluate NIHSS telestroke assessment, while implementing measures to minimize subjectivity bias. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ninety stroke patients within 48 h of onset were assessed by 6 stroke neurologists grouped in 15 pairs...
April 8, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391276/how-efficient-is-subthalamic-deep-brain-stimulation-in-reducing-dyskinesia-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Annamária Juhász, Gabriella Deli, Zsuzsanna Aschermann, József Janszky, Márk Harmat, Attila Makkos, Márton Kovács, Sámuel Komoly, István Balás, Tamás Dóczi, András Büki, Norbert Kovács
BACKGROUND: Dyskinesia is among the most troublesome symptoms of advanced Parkinson's disease (PD). The recently developed Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale (UDysRS) can simultaneously measure several subjective and objective aspects of dyskinesia, irrespective of the other motor symptoms of PD. Despite the advantages of deep brain stimulation (DBS), previous studies on DBS have not used the UDysRS yet. METHODS: In this prospective study, 71 consecutive patients undergoing DBS implantation were enrolled...
April 8, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376495/postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-predicts-early-conversion-to-multiple-sclerosis-after-clinically-isolated-syndrome
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Mario Habek, Magdalena Krbot Skorić, Luka Crnošija, Tereza Gabelić, Barbara Barun, Ivan Adamec
BACKGROUND/AIMS: There have been suggestions that interactions exist between the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and the immune system functions in multiple sclerosis (MS). We aimed to evaluate the ANS dysfunction, more specifically postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), as a possible predictor of conversion to MS in patients with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS). METHODS: In this observational, prospective, longitudinal study, 84 patients were enrolled (56 females, mean age 32...
April 5, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365683/unintended-return-of-consciousness-in-a-patient-during-surgery-and-general-anesthesia
#13
Wioletta Mędrzycka-Dąbrowska, Sebastian Dąbrowski, Aleksandra Gutysz-Wojnicka, Dorota Ozga, Marek Wojtaszek
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359058/sleep-disorder-as-a-triggering-factor-for-relapse-in-multiple-sclerosis
#14
Mohammad Ali Sahraian, Saeed Rezaali, Melina Hosseiny, Rozita Doosti, Ali Tajik, Abdorreza Naser Moghadasi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To determine the effect of sleep disturbances on predisposing multiple sclerosis (MS) patients for acute relapse. METHODS: This case-control study was conducted on 80 MS patients including 40 patients in the remission phase and 40 in the relapse phase. Patients were asked to fill in the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index to determine their sleep quality during the previous month. Individuals with scores of 5 or less were considered having normal sleep quality...
March 31, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319952/regression-based-norms-for-the-symbol-digit-modalities-test-in-the-dutch-population-improving-detection-of-cognitive-impairment-in-multiple-sclerosis
#15
Jessica Burggraaff, Dirk L Knol, Bernard M J Uitdehaag
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Appropriate and timely screening instruments that sensitively capture the cognitive functioning of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients are the need of the hour. We evaluated newly derived regression-based norms for the Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT) in a Dutch-speaking sample, as an indicator of the cognitive state of MS patients. METHODS: Regression-based norms for the SDMT were created from a healthy control sample (n = 96) and used to convert MS patients' (n = 157) raw scores to demographically adjusted Z-scores, correcting for the effects of age, age2, gender, and education...
March 21, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288466/quantitative-assessment-of-trunk-muscles-involvement-in-patients-with-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1-using-a-whole-body-muscle-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#16
Donghwi Park, Jin-Sung Park
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the pattern of trunk muscles involvement through a muscle MRI, in relation to the clinical data of patients diagnosed with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with DM1 who visited the neurology department were enrolled (n = 19). In all patients, the fatty degeneration of the muscle MRI in the lower cervical, upper thoracic, middle thoracic, and lumbosacral spine extensor muscle group and trunk flexor muscle group was evaluated...
March 14, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285306/extremely-low-prevalence-of-amyloid-positron-emission-tomography-positivity-in-parkinson-s-disease-without-dementia
#17
Kyoko Mashima, Daisuke Ito, Masashi Kameyama, Takashi Osada, Hajime Tabuchi, Yoshihiro Nihei, Takahito Yoshizaki, Eri Noguchi, Mariko Tanikawa, Takashi Iizuka, Yugaku Date, Yuji Ogata, Tadaki Nakahara, Yu Iwabuchi, Masahiro Jinzaki, Koji Murakami, Norihiro Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Most cases of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) show Alzheimer's disease pathology-like senile plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. Several studies have also revealed a high prevalence of positive amyloid imaging with positron emission tomography (PET) in DLB and moderate prevalence in Parkinson's disease (PD) with dementia. However, it remains unclear in PD without dementia as to when the brain β amyloid (Aβ) burden begins and progresses. Our study aimed to determine the prevalence of Aβ deposition in PD without dementia using amyloid PET...
March 11, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253509/the-clinical-characteristics-of-acute-cerebrovascular-accidents-resulting-from-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome
#18
Shuna Yang, Junliang Yuan, Wei Qin, Yue Li, Lei Yang, Wenli Hu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a serious complication that occurs after the ovarian-induction treatment. Acute cerebrovascular accident is one of the most dangerous manifestations of the syndrome. However, the characteristics of stroke resulting from OHSS have so far not been well summarised in any study. METHODS: We reported 2 cases of acute cerebrovascular accidents secondary to OHSS. And then we performed a literature search for reports on this type of stroke, and summarised their characteristics...
March 3, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192785/temozolomide-with-or-without-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-glioblastoma-multiforme-a-meta-analysis
#19
Enshan Feng, Changbai Sui, Tongxin Wang, Gaoling Sun
BACKGROUND/AIM: The current meta-analysis evaluated the survival outcomes of newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients treated with radiotherapy (RT) alone and with RT + temozolomide (TMZ). METHODS: Relevant studies were identified by an extensive literature search in Medline, Current Contents and Cochrane databases by 2 independent reviewers using the terms "glioblastoma multiforme/glioblastoma, TMZ, radiation therapy/RT and survival." RESULTS: Results revealed a median survival of 13...
2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190011/paramedian-thalamic-ischemic-infarction-a-retrospective-clinical-observation
#20
Guoliang Lin, Xiong Zhang, Beilei Hu, Ming Zou, Songfang Chen, Yuqiang Gong, Bihuan Cheng, Zhiyong He
BACKGROUND: The study aimed to evaluate the clinical features in patients with bilateral and unilateral paramedian thalamic infarcts. METHODS: Twenty-one patients with paramedian thalamic infarcts were included, and their case records were reviewed. We focused on the patients' neuroimaging and neurological symptoms including the duration of coma, vertical gaze palsy, and memory impairment. The causes of bilateral and unilateral paramedian thalamic infarcts were also investigated...
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