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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140735/risk-factors-affecting-prognosis-in-infantile-spasm
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Gulen Gul Mert, Ozlem Herguner, Faruk Incecik, Sakir Altunbasak, Duygu Sahan, Ilker Unal
AIM: To assess risk factors that affect epilepsy prognosis and neurodevelopmental outcome and response to treatment in patients diagnosed with infantile spasm. METHODS: In this study, demographics, treatment modalities, etiologies, risk factors affecting neurodevelopmental outcome and epilepsy prognosis were assessed retrospectively at the end of a minimum 24-months follow-up of 104 patients diagnosed with infantile spasm from May 2012 to October 2015. RESULTS: Neonatal seizure during neonatal period, abnormal head circumference, young age at the time of presentation and early gestational age, symptomatic etiology, abnormal initial examination and abnormal development test at the time of diagnosis, consanguinity, the medical center where treatment was started in the second center or beyond and magnetic resonance imaging finding were found to be statistically significant for poor prognosis in terms of neurodevelopment (p <0...
January 31, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092225/comparison-of-dysphagia-outcomes-between-rostral-and-caudal-lateral-medullary-infarct-patients
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Min Ho Chun, Daeha Kim, Min Cheol Chang
OBJECTIVE: A detailed knowledge of dysphagia outcomes in lateral medullary infarct (LMI) patients would enable proper establishment of swallowing therapy goals and strategies. However, little is known about the impact of infarct location on dysphagia outcomes in patients with LMI. METHODS: Twenty patients with rostral LMI (rostral group) and 20 patients with caudal LMI (caudal group) participated in the study. All patients underwent swallowing therapy, which included compensatory treatments and strengthening exercises, for >3 months...
January 31, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132574/robotic-assisted-gait-training-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-3-month-follow-up-randomized-clinical-trial
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Anna Furnari, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò, Maria Cristina De Cola, Marcello Bartolo, Alberto Castelli, Alessia Mapelli, Giampiero Buttacchio, Elena Farini, Placido Bramanti, Roberto Casale
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a Robotic-Assisted Gait Training (RAGT), together with a conventional exercise program (CEP), to improve PD ambulation, as compared to standard gait training. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients with mild PD stage (H&Y 2-2.5) were randomly assigned to an experimental group (EG) or a control group (CG). The 19 patients in EG received 30 min RAGT (using Lokomat device), whereas the 19 controls received a conventional gait training; both groups received 30 min of CEP...
January 28, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074658/hyperglycemia-as-a-prognosis-predictor-of-length-of-stay-and-functional-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Abdul Gofir, Budi Mulyono, Sri Sutarni
BACKGROUND: Hyperglycemia has been shown to influence prognosis outcome of stroke. The objective of this study was to determine the correlation between hyperglycemia with length of stay (LOS) and functional outcomes in ischemic stroke patients. This is the first study to correlate hyperglycemia in ischemic stroke patients with their functional outcome as assessed by using Barthel index. METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study of patients admitted to the Stroke Unit of Dr...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27838939/aquaporin-4-antibody-in-neuromyelitis-optica-re-testing-study-in-a-large-population-from-china
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Youming Long, Junyan Liang, Rong Zhong, Linzhan Wu, Wei Qiu, Shaopeng Lin, Cong Gao, Xiaohui Chen, Xueping Zheng, Ning Yang, Min Gao, Zhanhang Wang
BACKGROUND: Aquaporin-4 (AQP4) antibody sero-positivity is critically important in neuromyelitis optica (NMO). However, the sensitivity of different assays is highly variable. Repeating detection with a highly sensitive assay in a large population is necessary in the case of so-called negative NMO. METHODS: Retrospective analysis where AQP4 antibodies were detected by commercial cell-based assay (CBA), in-house M23-CBA and in-house M1-CBA. RESULTS: Of the 1011 serum samples, 206 (20...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125929/trans-synaptic-degeneration-of-motoneurons-distal-to-chronic-cervical-spinal-cord-compression-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Chaojun Zheng, Yu Zhu, Feizhou Lu, Xiaosheng Ma, Dong Tian, Jianyuan Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of chronic cervical spinal cord compression upon remote motor unit function in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). METHODS: Fifty-three CSM patients and 47 healthy subjects were included. Bilateral motor unit number estimations (MUNEs) were recorded from both abductor digiti minimi and abductor pollicis brevis, and bilateral flexor carpi radialis (FCR) H-reflexes were examined in all subjects along with the nine-hole peg test (NHPT)...
January 26, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117613/relation-between-serum%C3%A2-leptin%C3%A2-levels-lipid-profiles-%C3%A2-and-neurocognitive-deficits-in-chinese-osahs-patients
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Yating Peng, Li Zhou, Yuping Cao, Ping Chen, Yan Chen, Dandan Zong, Ruoyun Ouyang
Objective The aim of this study was to compare serum leptin, apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1), apolipoprotein J (ApoJ), and apolipoprotein H (ApoH) levels in males with obstructive sleep apnea and hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) to those in healthy control subjects and to examine the possible relation between neurocognitive performance and these factors/serum markers in the subjects. Methods In this observational, cross-sectional study, a full-night polysomnography and sensitive neuropsychological assessment were performed on 50 newly diagnosed Chinese male patients and 30 healthy subjects...
January 24, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110595/protein-aggregation-misfolding-and-consequential-human-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Neha Sami, Safikur Rahman, Vijay Kumar, Sobia Zaidi, Asimul Islam, Sher Ali, Faizan Ahmad, Md Imtaiyaz Hassan
Proteins are major components of the biological functions in a cell. Biology demands that a protein must fold into its stable three-dimensional structure to become functional. In an unfavorable cellular environment, protein may get misfolded resulting in its aggregation. These conformational disorders are directly related to the tissue damage resulting in cellular dysfunction giving rise to different diseases. This way, several neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer, Parkinson, Huntington diseases and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are caused...
January 23, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110588/neuroprotective-effects-of-adjunctive-treatments-for-acute-stroke-thrombolysis-a-review-of-clinical-evidence
#9
Hongxing Zhou, Suyun Huang, Gavin Sunnassee, Weiyu Guo, Jian Chen, Yang Guo, Sheng Tan
The narrow therapeutic time window and risk of intracranial hemorrhage largely restrict the clinical application of thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke. Adjunctive treatments added to rt-PA may be beneficial to improve the capacity of neural cell to withstand ischemia, and to reduce the hemorrhage risk as well. This review aims to evaluate the neuroprotective effects of adjunctive treatments in combination with thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke. Relevant studies were searched in the PubMed, Web of Science, and EMBASE database...
January 23, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102719/pregnancy-and-delivery-in-women-with-spinal-muscular-atrophy
#10
Bakri H Elsheikh, Xiaoli Zhang, Kathryn J Swoboda, Sharon Chelnick, Sandra P Reyna, Stephen J Kolb, John T Kissel
OBJECTIVES: To expand the limited available knowledge about pregnancy and delivery in women with spinal muscular atrophy using a cohort of genetically proven SMA patients form USA. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional questionnaire-based study. We mailed questionnaires to 58 women with confirmed SMA. RESULTS: Thirty-two women responded, reporting 35 pregnancies, including 19 women with at least one pregnancy. In this cohort, preterm labor and delivery by cesarean section were more common in mothers with SMA particularly SMA type 2...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100092/sample-size-requirements-for-one-year-treatment-effects-using-deep-gray-matter-volume-from-3t-mri-in-progressive-forms-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Gloria Kim, Renxin Chu, Fawad Yousuf, Shahamat Tauhid, Lynn Stazzone, Maria K Houtchens, James M Stankiewicz, Christopher Severson, Dorlan Kimbrough, Francisco Quintana, Tanuja Chitnis, Howard L Weiner, Brian C Healy, Rohit Bakshi
OBJECTIVE: The subcortical deep gray matter (DGM) develops selective, progressive, and clinically-relevant atrophy in progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (PMS). This patient population is the target of active neurotherapeutic development, requiring the availability of outcome measures. We tested a fully automated MRI analysis pipeline to assess DGM atrophy in PMS. DESIGN/METHODS: Consistent 3D T1-weighted high-resolution 3T brain MRI was obtained over one year in 19 consecutive patients with PMS [15 secondary progressive, 4 primary progressive, 53% women, age (mean±SD) 50...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042737/thyroid-hormone-level-is-associated-with-the-frequency-and-severity-of-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Yuanyuan Huang, Zhaojian Ying, Zhibo Chen, Weiwei Xiang, Zhongqian Su, Weiwei Quan, Yiyun Weng, Xu Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a neurodegenerative and inflammatory demyelination disorder, and oxidative stress is concerned with the pathogenesis of the disease. Also, we found that thyroid hormone level is correlated to the oxidative and antioxidant status in previous studies. Our study was aimed to find the possible relationship between the frequency and severity of GBS and thyroid hormone levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We measured serum levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), free thyroxine (FT4) and free triiodothyronine (FT3) in 238 individuals, including 90 GBS, 44 multiple sclerosis and 104 healthy controls...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076692/the-effects-of-ultrasound-guided-corticosteroid-injection-for-the-treatment-of-hemiplegic-shoulder-pain-on-depression-and-anxiety-in-patients-with-chronic-stroke
#13
Min Cheol Chang
PURPOSE: We attempted to investigate whether ultrasound (US)-guided intraarticular or subacromial bursa corticosteroid injections can potentially influence the severity of depression and anxiety in patients with chronic stroke with hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP). METHODS: Thirty patients with chronic stroke with HSP received US-guided corticosteroid injections. Numeric rating scale (NRS) scores, passive shoulder range of motion (ROM), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) scores, and Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) scores were evaluated before the injection, and one and two months after the injection...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054826/experience-with-fampridine-in-clinical-practice-analysis-of-a-possible-marker-of-clinical-response
#14
Miriam Álvarez Payero, Candelas Valeiras Muñoz, Susana Lion Vázquez, Guadalupe Piñeiro Corrales, Delicias Muñoz García, Luciana Midaglia
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Approximately 85% of patients with multiple sclerosis experience reduced mobility, which negatively affects quality of life. Fampridine is the first symptomatic treatment aimed at improving gait. We analyzed effectiveness and tolerance in clinical practice. We also sought a prevalent gait pattern in responders as a potential clinical response marker. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 6-month prospective study of fampridine in patients with multiple sclerosis...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052710/depression-after-stroke-at-12-month-follow-up-a-multicenter-study
#15
Patchara Limampai, Wanpen Wongsrithep, Vilai Kuptniratsaikul
PURPOSE: To study the prevalence of depression at 12 months after stroke and to analyze factors associated with depression. METHODS: This prospective cross-sectional study was conducted among 9 tertiary hospitals in Thailand. Stroke patients from the Thai Stroke Rehabilitation Registry (TSRR) who were admitted in inpatient rehabilitation wards were recruited for evaluation at the 12-month follow-up time point. Hospital Anxiety and Depression Score (HADS) was used to evaluate depression in stroke...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051884/the-risk-factors-and-pattern-of-cerebral-microbleeds-in-parkinson-s-disease
#16
Dian He, Chun-Feng Liu, Lan Chu, Ya Li, Da-Fei Xu, Ling Jiao
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) in Parkinson's disease (PD) have been reported recently and concerned increasingly. Our aim was to investigate the risk factors and pattern of CMBs in patients with PD, as well as the influence of risk factors on the pattern of CMBs. METHODS: We retrospectively collected medical and imaging data of 247 patients who underwent brain susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI). Logistic regression analyses were performed to determine the risk factors of CMBs...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042930/three-versus-seven-days-to-return-to-work-after-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-randomised-parallel-group-trial-with-neuropsychological-assessment
#17
Aline M Studerus-Germann, Doortje C Engel, Martin N Stienen, Dieter von Ow, Gerhard Hildebrandt, Oliver P Gautschi
Although most patients with a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) recover within days to weeks, some experience persistent physical, cognitive and emotional symptoms, often described as postconcussion syndrome (PCS). The optimal recovery time including return-to-work (RTW) after mTBI is unclear. In this single-centre parallel-group trial, patients assigned three days (3D-group) or seven days (7D-group) sick leave were compared with a comprehensive neuropsychological test battery including the Post Concussion Symptom Scale (PCSS) within one week, after three and twelve months post-injury...
January 2, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029270/intervening-to-reduce-the-risk-of-future-disability-from-multiple-sclerosis-are-we-there-yet
#18
Maurice Dahdaleh, Raed Alroughani, Mohammed Aljumah, Abdulrahman AlTahan, Issa Alsharoqi, Saeed A Bohlega, Abdulkader Daif, Dirk Deleu, Jihad Inshasi, Rana Karabudak, Mohammed A Sahraian, Karim Taha, Bassem I Yammout, Magd Zakaria
Disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) delay or may prevent the progression of patients with high-risk clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) to clinically definite multiple sclerosis (MS), and from relapsing-remitting MS to secondary progressive MS. Current evidence on the effects of DMT on disability in MS is supported by the use of the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), which is dominated by ambulation, and usually used as a secondary outcome measure. Less is known about the long-term effects of DMTs on other aspects of functional status, particularly cognition, which is a key determinant of ability to work...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919195/efficacy-and-safety-of-mitoxantrone-use-in-primary-and-secondary-progressive-multiple-sclerosis-study-site-experience-based-on-the-therapy-of-104-patients
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Anetta Lasek-Bal, Karina Bartoszek, Arkadiusz Steposz, Przemyslaw Puz, Wieslaw Bal, Zofia Kazibutowska
: Mitoxantrone (MX) is used in patients with primary and secondary progressive as well as relapsing-remitting type of multiple sclerosis (PPMS, SPMS, RRMS). The objective of our project was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of MX use in patients with PPMS and SPMS. METHODS: The retrospective study included 104 patients (mean age 54.2 ± 9.0), with PPMS (13.46%) and SPMS (86.54%) treated with MX. During single cycle of the MX therapy a dose of 12 mg/m(2) of body surface area was administered and next cycles every three months up to a total dose of 140 mg/m(2) were realized...
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007002/physical-therapy-and-occupational-therapy-in-parkinson-s-disease
#20
Danielle L M Radder, Ingrid H Sturkenboom, Marlies van Nimwegen, Samyra H Keus, Bastiaan R Bloem, Nienke M de Vries
Current medical management is only partially effective in controlling the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. As part of comprehensive multidisciplinary care, physical therapy and occupational therapy aim to support people with Parkinson's disease in dealing with the consequences of their disease in daily activities. In this narrative review, we address the limitations that people with Parkinson's disease may encounter despite optimal medical management, and we clarify both the unique and shared approaches that physical therapists and occupational therapists can apply in treating these limitations...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Neuroscience
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