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Acta Neurologica Taiwanica

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382615/a-case-of-multiple-system-atrophy-with-preexisting-alzheimer-s-disease-and-predating-the-hot-cross-bun-sign
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Chi-Wei Lin, Chi-Yu Tseng, Chung-Ping Lo, Min-Chien Tu
PURPOSE: Synucleinopathy, tauopathy and amyloidopathy were classified as distinct clinical and pathological entities in traditional classification systems, and their interactions have been studied on neuropathology and molecular genetics recently. CASE REPORT: In this report, we present a 69-year-old male patient who had been diagnosed with probable Alzheimer's disease (AD) dementia due to progressive forgetfulness in February 2013. His Mini- Mental State Examination score was 21/30, and his Cognitive Abilities Screening Instrument score was 78/100, resulted from profound deficits in recent memory and abstract thinking domains...
December 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382614/migraine-with-multiple-sensory-auras
#2
Nicodemus E Oey, Yew Long Lo
Migraine auras are typically visual in nature but can manifest as disturbances in somatosensory, auditory, and olfactory senses. Reports of multiple sensory auras are rare in the literature, but their existence may offer novel insights into the pathogenesis of this highly common yet complex neurological condition. Here we report a case of multiple sensory auras involving somatosensory, auditory, and olfactory disturbances in a patient with migraine without visual manifestations. A 45-year-old woman with a 20-year history of migrainous headaches presented with complaints of rightsided facial and hand numbness and paraesthesia...
December 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382613/reduced-internal-carotid-artery-flow-in-color-coded-carotid-duplex-sonography
#3
Fu-Yi Yang, Po-Ren Hsu, Shinn-Kuang Lin
PURPOSE: Reduced flow in the internal carotid artery (ICA) is related to cerebral ischemia. We established a classification of reduced ICA flow through color-coded carotid duplex (CCD) sonography. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 25,000 CCD images in sonography laboratory. RESULTS: Reduced ICA flow [flow volume (FV) less than 100 mL/min] was found in 1.2% of all studies, and 270 patients were enrolled. We included 8% patients with lesions proximal to the ICA in Group A, 27% with lesions at the proximal ICA in Group B, 49% with lesions distal to the visible ICA in Group C, and 16% with unknown causes in Group D...
December 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382612/clinical-profile-and-outcome-of-myasthenic-crisis-in-central-taiwan
#4
Yi-Sin Wong, Cheung-Ter Ong, Sheng-Feng Sung, Chi-Shun Wu, Yung-Chu Hsu, Yu-Hsiang Su, Ling-Chien Hung
BACKGROUND: Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease caused by antibodies to acetylcholine receptors of the skeletal muscle. Myasthenic crisis (MC) is a complication observed during both early and late stage MG cases. In this study, we examined current treatments and three years outcomes in patients with MG and MC. We also investigated the impact of thymectomy and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in patients with MG and MC. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we reviewed the medical records of all patients admitted to one teaching hospital between January 2006 and December 2014 and identified those for whom discharge diagnosis included the International Classification of Diseases, ninth revision (ICD-9) codes corresponding to MG (358...
December 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382611/parkinsonism-or-other-movement-disorders-presenting-as-stroke-mimics
#5
Cheng-Yang Hsieh, Chih-Hung Chen, Sheng-Feng Sung, Wen-Juh Hwang
PURPOSE: Patients with parkinsonism or other movement disorders may visit the emergency department due to acute deterioration of neurological status or consciousness disturbance. Under such circumstances, patients may be misdiagnosed as having a hyperacute stroke, i.e. stroke mimic. The purpose of the present study was to explore the clinical features and consequences of patients with parkinsonism or other movement disorders presenting as stroke mimics with activation of a stroke code...
December 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382610/the-role-of-mitochondrial-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-2-aldh2-in-neuropathology-and-neurodegeneration
#6
Che-Hong Chen, Amit U Joshi, Daria Mochly-Rosen
Aldehydes-induced toxicity has been implicated in many neurodegenerative diseases. Exposure to reactive aldehydes from (1) alcohol and food metabolism; (2) environmental pollutants, including car, factory exhausts, smog, pesticides, herbicides; (3) metabolism of neurotransmitters, amino acids and (4) lipid peroxidation of biological membrane from excessive ROS, all contribute to 'aldehydic load' that has been linked to the pathology of neurodegenerative diseases. In particular, the α, β-unsaturated aldehydes derived from lipid peroxidation, 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE), DOPAL (MAO product of dopamine), malondialdehyde, acrolein and acetaldehyde, all readily form chemical adductions with proteins, DNA and lipids, thus causing neurotoxicity...
December 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854089/serial-neuroimaging-of-a-patient-with-minor-stroke-due-to-isolated-cortical-vein-thrombosis-and-convexal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#7
Pei-Ya Chen, Kun-Eng Lim, Shinn-Kuang Lin
PURPOSE: Convexal subarachnoid hemorrhage (cSAH) comprises less than 5% of cases of nontraumatic SAH and frequently presents as a focal and transient neurological deficits that mimics transient ischemic attack (TIA). Isolated cortical vein thrombosis (ICVT) is rare and accounts for only 6.3% of cerebral venous thrombosis. We present a case of minor stroke due to cSAH secondary to ICVT, and alos put emphasis on the chronological change of those serial imagings. CASE REPORT: An 87-year-old man presented with episodes of numbness and dropping of his left arm, which had lasted for three days...
September 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854088/long-term-and-strong-immunotherapy-to-treat-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-with-refractory-status-epilepticus
#8
Lan-Hsin Lee, Chien-Jung Lu
BACKGROUND: Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis is responsive to immunotherapy and removal of tumor, but there is no consensus in the treatment of severe anti- NMDAR encephalitis with prolonged refractory status epilepticus (SE). CASE REPORT: A 17-year-old girl presented as acute psychosis, refractory seizures, hyperkinesia, autonomic instability, and soon progressed to a dissociative state of coma. Anti-NMDAR antibodies were positive in serum and CSF...
September 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854087/spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension-complicated-by-malignancyinduced-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-a-case-report
#9
Hung-Yi Wu, Shu-Shya Hseu, Shih-Pin Chen, Jiing-Feng Lirng, Yen-Feng Wang, Shuu-Jiun Wang, Jong-Ling Fuh
PURPOSE: Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is a rare type of headache. The association of SIH with malignancy and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) has not previously been reported. CASE REPORT: A 60-year-old woman had orthostatic headache for more than one month before admission. MRI of brain showed diffuse pachymeningeal enhancement with bilateral subdural hematoma. MR myelography revealed epidural fluid collection and possible CSF leakage at the level of C5 to C6...
September 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854086/a-review-of-differences-in-clinical-characteristics-between-tardive-syndrome-induced-or-improved-by-aripiprazole-treatment
#10
Yen-Wen Chen, Ping-Tao Tseng
INTRODUCTION: Tardive syndrome is a troublesome complication secondary to the long-term usage of antipsychotic medication. At present, there is a lack of effective treatment for tardive syndrome. Aripiprazole has been used in the treatment of tardive syndrome, with some reports of a good response. However, other reports have suggested that tardive syndrome can actually be induced by aripiprazole. The aim of current study was to investigate whether aripiprazole is beneficial or harmful for the treatment of tardive syndrome in specific patients...
September 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854085/co-cccurrence-of-guillain-barre-syndrome-and-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-in-an-elderly-woman
#11
Yu-Kai Lin, Fu-Chi Yang, Feng-Cheng Liu, Jiunn-Tay Lee, Yueh-Feng Sung
PURPOSE: Co-occurrence of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and other autoimmune diseases is rare. We present the case of a patient with co-occurrence of GBS and primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS). CASE REPORT: An 82-year-old woman presented with acute ascending flaccid paralysis and acute respiratory failure. Nerve conduction studies and cerebrospinal fluid analysis confirmed the diagnosis of GBS of acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy subtype. The initial unresponsiveness to plasma exchange therapy raised the suspicion of other potential diseases...
September 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854084/impacts-of-cigarette-smoking-and-basilar-artery-flow-on-1-year-recovery-in-3-month-survivors-of-intracranial-vertebrobasilar-artery-dissection-related-ischemic-stroke
#12
Chih-Ping Chung, Feng-Chi Chang, Hui-Chi Huang, Jui-Yao Tsai, Yung-Yang Lin
OBJECTIVE: Intracranial vertebrobasilar artery dissection (iVBD) is an important etiology for posterior circulation ischemic stroke (PCS); however, its long-term functional outcome has been seldom reported. The present study aimed to elucidate the functional outcomes and the predictors of poor functional recovery at 1-year after iVBD-caused PCS. METHODS: Patients with iVBD-caused PCS who had been recruited in the Stroke Registry of Taipei Veterans General Hospital between January 1, 2012 to February 28, 2014 were included...
September 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854083/hospital-based-stroke-registry-in-taiwan
#13
Cheng-Yang Hsieh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854096/ruptured-intracranial-dermoid-cyst-in-temporal-fossa
#14
Roshni Jamesh, Venkatraman Indiran, Prabakaran Maduraimuthu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854095/cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-in-a-patient-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-with-atypical-antibodies-a-case-report
#15
Tsung-Han Ho, Yu-Wei Hsu, Chih-Wei Wang, Jiunn-Tay Lee, Chi-Hsin Ting, Fu-Chi Yang
BACKGROUND: Although Sjögren's syndrome has been known to complicate with white matter lesions, encephalopathy, or stroke, reports of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis due to Sjögren's syndrome with atypical antibodies are rare. CASE REPORT: A 50-year-old woman was admitted to our neurological ward with nausea and vomiting following acute onset of severe headache in the left occipital region. Brain computed tomography revealed no abnormalities. The patient was fully conscious, with normal cognitive functioning, but exhibited unsteady tandem gait...
June 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854094/cubital-tunnel-syndrome-caused-by-ulnar-nerve-schwannoma-in-a-patient-with-diabetic-sensorimotor-polyneuropathy
#16
Meng-Ta Liu, Jiunn-Tay Lee, Chih-Hsin Wang, Yu-Chieh Lin, Chung-Hsing Chou
PURPOSE: An uncommon ulnar nerve schwannoma should not be neglected in a diabetic patient with cubital tunnel syndrome, the second most common cause of entrapment neuropathy. CASE REPORT: A 61-year-old woman with a past history of type 2 diabetes mellitus complicated with sensorimotor polyneuropathy presented with progressive numbness and weakness of the left ring and little fingers for one year. A provisional diagnosis of cubital tunnel syndrome was made according to physical examination and electrophysiological studies...
June 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854093/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-mimicking-brainstem-infarction-a-dilemma
#17
Tsung-Han Ho, Chia-Lin Tsai, Yaw-Don Hsu, Jiunn-Tay Lee, Fu-Chi Yang, Chia-Ching Hsu, Chun-Chieh Lin
PURPOSE: We had recently reported one case at American Journal of Emergency Medicine about centralvariant posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) in an 84-year-old woman with an initial misdiagnosis as central pontine myelinolysis (CPM). Here, we introduce another case of centralvariant PRES in a 49-year-old man mimicking as acute brainstem infarction in the cranial computed tomography (CT) findings. CASE REPORT: A 49-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department with a 5-day history of vertigo, cognitive decline, and difficulty in walking...
June 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854092/nitrous-oxide-induced-subacute-combined-degeneration-presenting-with-dystonia-and-pseudoathetosis-a-case-report
#18
Hung-Ju Chen, Chih-Shan Huang
PURPOSE: Nitrous oxide (N2O) is neurotoxic by interfering with vitamin B12 bioavailability. The clinical picture is indistinguishable to that of subacute combined degeneration (SCD). A movement disorder might occur though it is not a characteristic feature. We report a patient with N2O-induced SCD, exhibiting a combination of different involuntary movements. CASE REPORT: A 20-year-old woman presented with one month of progressive unsteady gait, involuntary movements and tingling sensation in a stocking-glove distribution...
June 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854091/images-diagnosis-and-emergent-endovascular-treatment-of-acute-hemorrhagic-basilar-artery-dissection-a-case-report
#19
Chia-Ju Lee, Kwo-Whei Lee, Wei-Liang Chen, Chun-Ching Chiu
PURPOSE: Basilar artery dissection (BAD) is a rare but possibly fatal disease with specific neuroimage findings. The management of BAD varies. This report describes a case with hemorrhagic BAD treated by endovascular stent-assisted coil embolization. CASE REPORT: We report an 82-year-old case of acute mid basilar artery dissection complicated with acute subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and hydrocephalus, which was diagnosed by complete neuroimage surveys including computed tomography angiography (CTA), magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), and digital subtraction angiography (DSA)...
June 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854090/effective-and-cheap-behavioral-modification-therapy-to-manage-complicated-polydipsia-and-seizures-in-a-chronic-mental-health-institute
#20
Yen-Wen Chen, Weilun Chung, Ching-Kuan Wu, Shih-Pin Hsu, Ping-Tao Tseng
PURPOSE: Polydipsia is one of the most serious and complicated problems causing morbidity and mortality in chronic mental health institutes. The pathophysiology of polydipsia in chronic schizophrenia remains unclear; as a result, no effective methods exist to deal with this serious problem. This report describes a patient with schizophrenia with polydipsia and seizures who benefitted from a behavioral modification program at a chronic mental health institute. CASE REPORT: A 56-year-old schizophrenic man did not have a history of physical illnesses or seizures and developed seizures following polydipsia...
June 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
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