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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320199/comparison-of-imaging-using-11-c-itmm-and-18-f-fdg-for-the-detection-of-cerebellar-ataxia
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Kenji Ishibashi, Yoshiharu Miura, Jun Toyohara, Kenji Ishii, Kiichi Ishiwata
Objective Newly developed methods for imaging type 1 metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR1) have the potential use for estimating cerebellar function. We aimed to compare mGluR1 imaging using N-[4-[6-(isopropylamino)pyrimidin-4-yl]-1,3-thiazol-2-yl]-4-(11)C-methoxy-N-methylbenzamide ((11)C-ITMM) with the existing marker, fluorine-18-labeled fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) imaging, in the cerebellum. METHODS: Fourteen subjects consisting of 12 patients with cerebellar ataxia and two healthy subjects underwent (11)C-ITMM and (18)F-FDG positron emission tomography...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320198/convergence-paralysis-caused-by-a-localized-cerebral-infarction-affecting-the-white-matter-underlying-the-right-frontal-eye-field
#2
LETTER
Hisanori Kinoshita, Takakuni Maki, Masayuki Hata, Yoichi Nakayama, Hirofumi Yamashita, Nobukatsu Sawamoto, Akio Ikeda, Ryosuke Takahashi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320197/wernicke-s-encephalopathy-due-to-food-refusal-in-a-patient-with-severe-depressive-disorder
#3
LETTER
Sara P Dias, Mariana C Diogo, Carlos Capela, Rita Marques, Marco Gonçalves
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320196/extended-timed-up-and-go-assessment-as-a-clinical-indicator-of-cognitive-state-in-parkinson-s-disease
#4
Tess Evans, Alexa Jefferson, Michelle Byrnes, Sue Walters, Soumya Ghosh, Frank L Mastaglia, Brian Power, Ryan S Anderton
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a modified extended Timed Up and Go (extended-TUG) assessment against a panel of validated clinical assessments, as an indicator of Parkinson's disease (PD) severity and cognitive impairment. METHODS: Eighty-seven participants with idiopathic PD were sequentially recruited from a Movement Disorders Clinic. An extended-TUG assessment was employed which required participants to stand from a seated position, walk in a straight line for 7m, turn 180° and then return to the start, in a seated position...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320195/combined-use-of-dopamine-transporter-imaging-dat-spect-and-123-i-metaiodobenzylguanidine-mibg-myocardial-scintigraphy-for-diagnosing-parkinson-s-disease
#5
Fumihito Yoshii, Masafuchi Ryo, Yasuhiko Baba, Takashi Koide, Jun Hashimoto
BACKGROUND: To examine whether combined use of (123)I-FP-CIT dopamine transporter single photon emission computed tomography (DAT-SPECT) and (123)I-MIBG myocardial scintigraphy (MIBG) is superior to either modality alone for diagnosing Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: Patients with probable PD (n=120) who underwent both DAT-SPECT and MIBG myocardial scintigraphy within short intervals were enrolled. Specific binding ratio (SBR) of DAT-SPECT images and heart-to-mediastinum (H/M) ratio of MIBG images were used as quantitative measures...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320194/acquired-pendular-nystagmus
#6
REVIEW
Sarah Kang, Aasef G Shaikh
Acquired pendular nystagmus is comprised of quasi-sinusoidal oscillations of the eyes significantly affecting gaze holding and clarity of vision. The most common causes of acquired pendular nystagmus include demyelinating disorders such as multiple sclerosis and the syndrome of ocular palatal tremor. However, several other deficits, such as pharmacological intoxication, metabolic and genetic disorders, and granulomatous disorders can lead to syndromes mimicking acquired pendular nystagmus. Study of the kinematic features of acquired pendular nystagmus has suggested a putative pathophysiology of an otherwise mysterious neurological disorder...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320193/good-outcome-of-brain-stem-progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-in-an-immunosuppressed-renal-transplant-patient-importance-of-early-detection-and-rapid-immune-reconstitution
#7
Roland Sauer, Philipp Gölitz, Johannes Jacobi, Stefan Schwab, Ralf A Linker, De-Hyung Lee
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a rare, opportunistic and often fatal disease of the CNS which may occur under immunosuppression in transplant patients. Brain stem PML is associated with a particularly bad prognosis. Here, we present a case of a renal transplant patient treated with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and tacrolimus who developed brain stem PML with limb ataxia, dysarthria and dysphagia. Diagnosis was established by typical MRI features and detection of JCV-DNA in the CSF. Immune reconstitution after stopping MMF and tacrolimus led to a complete and sustained remission of symptoms with improvement of the brain stem lesion over a follow-up over 20months...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320192/superficial-bedside-brain-biopsy-can-be-a-safe-and-practical-approach-to-confirm-a-rare-form-of-prion-disease-in-cerebellar-ataxia-a-case-study
#8
LETTER
Robert Rusina, David Netuka, Silvie Johanidesová, Magdalena Smětáková, Zuzana Mouchová, Radoslav Matěj
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320191/c9orf72-hexanucleotide-repeat-expansions-are-not-a-common-cause-of-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
#9
Karissa C Arthur, Alberto M Rivera, Jack Samuels, Ying Wang, Marco Grados, Fernando S Goes, Brion Maher, Gerald Nestadt, Bryan J Traynor
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a polygenic neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by repetitive thoughts and behaviors that cause distress. The pathogenic repeat expansion [GGGGCC]n found at the C9orf72 locus is the most common cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), and has also been documented in patients with psychosis and schizophrenia. Furthermore, obsessions and compulsions have been identified in patients diagnosed with ALS and/or FTD and carrying the pathogenic repeat expansion...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320190/cyclosporine-a-induced-dystonia-parkinsonism
#10
LETTER
Petra Miklavčič, Simona Avčin, Janez Jazbec, Tina Vipotnik Vesnaver, Biljana Todorova, Maja Trošt, Maja Kojović
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320189/tempol-4-hydroxy-tempo-inhibits-anoxia-induced-progression-of-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-associated-neurobehavioral-impairment-in-neonatal-rats
#11
Puneet K Samaiya, Gopeshwar Narayan, Ashok Kumar, Sairam Krishnamurthy
BACKGROUND: Anoxia leads to a robust generation of reactive oxygen species/nitrogen species which can result in mitochondrial dysfunction and associated cell death in the cerebral cortex of neonates. AIM: The present study investigated the pharmacological role of tempol in the treatment of rat neonatal cortical mitochondrial dysfunction induced insult progression (day-1 to day-7) and associated neurobehavioral alterations post-anoxia. METHODS: Rat pups of 30h age or postnatal day 2 (PND2) were randomly divided into 5 groups (n=5 per group): (1) Control; (2) Anoxia; (3) Anoxia+Tempol 75mg/kg; (4) Anoxia+Tempol 150mg/kg; and (5) Anoxia+Tempol 300mg/kg, and subjected to two episode of anoxia (10min each) at 24h of time interval in an enclosed chamber supplied with 100% N2...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320188/clinical-significance-of-changes-in-serum-neuroglobin-and-hif-1%C3%AE-concentrations-during-the-early-phase-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
#12
Lixia Xue, Hao Chen, Kaili Lu, Jiankang Huang, Hao Duan, Yuwu Zhao
BACKGROUND: Neuroglobin (NGB) has been described as a neuroprotective agent in cerebral ischemia, hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) has shown an important role in modulating hypoxic and ischemic injury, and therefore they have the potential to impact outcomes after acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Thus, we investigated early changes in the concentrations of serum NGB and HIF-1α after AIS and evaluated the relations of both NGB and HIF-1α to stroke severity and prognosis. METHODS: We prospectively measured the serum concentrations of NGB and HIF-1α in 40 patients with AIS at 24, 48, 72, and 96h after stroke...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320187/repeated-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-prolonged-disorders-of-consciousness-a-double-blind-cross-over-study
#13
Anna Estraneo, Angelo Pascarella, Pasquale Moretta, Orsola Masotta, Salvatore Fiorenza, Grazia Chirico, Emanuela Crispino, Vincenzo Loreto, Luigi Trojano
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate effects of 5 sessions of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness (DOC). METHODS: Seven patients in vegetative state (VS) and 6 in minimally conscious state (MCS), at ≥3months after brain injury, were randomized into two groups: group 1 received one week of active tDCS and 1week of sham stimulation, separated by 1 resting week; group 2 received active and sham stimulation in reverse order...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320186/neurological-complications-after-tuberculous-meningitis-in-a-multi-state-cohort-in-the-united-states
#14
Alexander E Merkler, Alexandra S Reynolds, Gino Gialdini, Nicholas A Morris, Santosh B Murthy, Kiran Thakur, Hooman Kamel
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To assess the rate of neurological complications and mortality after tuberculous meningitis in the United States. METHODS: The authors performed a retrospective cohort study of all patients 18years or older hospitalized for tuberculous meningitis in California between 2005 and 2010, New York between 2006 and 2012, and Florida between 2005 and 2012. Outcomes of interest were mortality and the following neurological complications: stroke, seizure, hydrocephalus requiring a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, vision impairment, and hearing impairment...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320185/the-antiepileptogenic-effect-of-low-frequency-stimulation-on-perforant-path-kindling-involves-changes-in-regulators-of-g-protein-signaling-in-rat
#15
Simin Namvar, Yaghoub Fathollahi, Mohammad Javan, Maryam Zeraati, Mohammad Mohammad-Zadeh, Amir Shojaei, Javad Mirnajafi-Zadeh
G-protein coupled receptors may have a role in mediating the antiepileptogenic effect of low-frequency stimulation (LFS) on kindling acquisition. This effect is accompanied by changes at the intracellular level of cAMP. In the present study, the effect of rolipram as a phosphodiesterase inhibitor on the antiepileptogenic effect of LFS was investigated. Meanwhile, the expression of αs- and αi-subunit of G proteins and regulators of G-protein signaling (RGS) proteins following LFS application was measured. Male Wistar rats were kindled by perforant path stimulation in a semi-rapid kindling manner (12 stimulations per day) during a period of 6days...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320184/reliability-of-single-and-paired-pulse-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-for-the-assessment-of-knee-extensor-muscle-function
#16
John Temesi, Sandy N Ly, Guillaume Y Millet
This study examined inter-session and intra-session transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) reliability at two test stimulus intensities in the knee extensors. Strong and weak TMS was delivered via single- and paired- (3-ms and 100-ms inter-stimulus interval) pulses on the same day and different days. All stimuli were delivered during isometric contractions of the knee extensors at 20% of maximal voluntary force. Motor-evoked potentials (MEP) were assessed in quadriceps femoris muscles. Relative (intra-class correlation coefficient, ICC) and absolute (standard error of measurement, SEM) reliability and variability (coefficient of variation) were assessed...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320183/ischemic-optic-neuropathy-as-a-model-of-neurodegenerative-disorder-a-review-of-pathogenic-mechanism-of-axonal-degeneration-and-the-role-of-neuroprotection
#17
REVIEW
Saba Khalilpour, Shahrzad Latifi, Ghazaleh Behnammanesh, Amin Malik Shah Abdul Majid, Aman Shah Abdul Majid, Ali Tamayol
Optic neuropathy is a neurodegenerative disease which involves optic nerve injury. It is caused by acute or intermittent insults leading to visual dysfunction. There are number of factors, responsible for optic neuropathy, and the optic nerve axon is affected in all type which causes the loss of retinal ganglion cells. In this review we will highlight various mechanisms involved in the cell loss cascades during axonal degeneration as well as ischemic optic neuropathy. These mechanisms include oxidative stress, excitotoxicity, angiogenesis, neuroinflammation and apoptosis following retinal ischemia...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320182/axial-mr-diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-tractography-in-clinical-diagnosed-and-pathology-confirmed-cervical-spinal-cord-astrocytoma
#18
Mangsuo Zhao, Bingxin Shi, Tuoyu Chen, Yuqi Zhang, Tongchao Geng, Liyan Qiao, Mingjie Zhang, Le He, Huancong Zuo, Guihuai Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) features of cervical spinal cord astrocytoma. METHODS: Eleven patients with cervical spinal cord astrocytomas and 10 healthy volunteers were recruited in this study. Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and axial DTI were performed on a 3.0T MRI system. Apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), fractional anisotropy (FA), axial diffusivity (AD), and radial diffusivity (RD) values for the lesions were measured...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320181/ataxic-form-of-autosomal-recessive-pex10-related-peroxisome-biogenesis-disorders-with-a-novel-compound-heterozygous-gene-mutation-and-characteristic-clinical-phenotype
#19
Toru Yamashita, Jun Mitsui, Nobuyuki Shimozawa, Shigeo Takashima, Hiroshi Umemura, Kota Sato, Mami Takemoto, Nozomi Hishikawa, Yasuyuki Ohta, Takashi Matsukawa, Hiroyuki Ishiura, Jun Yoshimura, Koichiro Doi, Shinichi Morishita, Shoji Tsuji, Koji Abe
Peroxisome biogenesis factor 10 (PEX10) is involved in the import of peroxisomal matrix proteins, and the mutation of this gene causes 3 subtypes of peroxisome biogenesis disorders, namely Zellweger syndrome (severe), neonatal adrenoleukodystrophy (moderate) and an ataxic form (mild). Here, we report 3 siblings of the ataxic form with cerebellar ataxia, mild mental retardation, and 3 additional characteristic features: mydriasis, hyperreflexia and involuntary head movement. All 3 siblings are compound heterozygous for a previously reported mutation, c...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320180/mitochondrial-dysfunction-silent-killer-in-cerebral-ischemia
#20
REVIEW
Pramila Bakthavachalam, Prakash Srinivasan Timiri Shanmugam
Mitochondrial dysfunction aggravates ischemic neuronal injury through activation of various pathophysiological and molecular mechanisms. Ischemic neuronal injury is particularly intensified during reperfusion due to impairment of mitochondrial function. Mitochondrial mutilation instigates alterations in calcium homeostasis in neurons, which plays a pivotal role in the maintenance of normal neuronal function. Increase in intracellular calcium level in mitochondria triggers the opening of mitochondrial transition pore and over production of reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
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