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Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549277/reliability-of-lower-limb-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-outcomes-in-the-ipsi-and-contralesional-hemispheres-of-adults-with-chronic-stroke
#1
Louis-David Beaulieu, Hugo Massé-Alarie, Edith Ribot-Ciscar, Cyril Schneider
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the ability of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) outcomes in the chronic stroke population to (i) track individual plastic changes and (ii) detect differences between individuals. To this end, intrarater "test-retest" reliability (relative and absolute) was tested for the ipsilesional and contralesional hemispheres. METHODS: Thirteen participants with a unilateral stroke (≥6months ago) and sensorimotor impairments were enrolled...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549276/different-seizure-onset-patterns-in-mesiotemporal-lobe-epilepsy-have-a-distinct-interictal-signature
#2
Birgit Frauscher, Nicolás von Ellenrieder, François Dubeau, Jean Gotman
OBJECTIVE: Experimental research demonstrated that distinct underlying mechanisms go along with different seizure-onset patterns on EEG. These different mechanisms may reflect different tissue abnormalities which, we hypothesize, could also be reflected in morphological differences in the interictal epileptic and background EEG activity. METHODS: We searched our database of intracranial EEG recordings for mesiotemporal lobe epilepsy patients with either predominant low-voltage fast activity (LVF) or periodic spiking (PS)...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545015/motor-unit-number-index-munix-in-patients-with-anti-mag-neuropathy
#3
Farzad Fatehi, Emilien Delmont, Aude-Marie Grapperon, Emmanuelle Salort-Campana, Amandine Sévy, Annie Verschueren, José Boucraut, Shahram Attarian
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between Motor Unit Number Index (MUNIX) and functional scales in patients with anti-Myelin Associated Glycoprotein (MAG) neuropathy and to know if MUNIX is modify after rituximab (RTX) therapy. METHODS: 17 patients were enrolled, of whom 6 were prospectively evaluated during one year after RTX treatment. MUNIX technique was assessed in abductor digiti mini (ADM), abductor pollicis brevi (APB) and tibialis anterior (TA) muscles...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535486/paroxysmal-theta-power-reactivity-is-related-to-survival-in-anoxic-vegetative-state-patients
#4
LETTER
Oded Meiron, Efraim Jaul
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 7, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531810/a-novel-scheme-for-the-validation-of-an-automated-classification-method-for-epileptic-spikes-by-comparison-with-multiple-observers
#5
Niraj K Sharma, Carlos Pedreira, Maria Centeno, Umair J Chaudhary, Tim Wehner, Lucas G S França, Tinonkorn Yadee, Teresa Murta, Marco Leite, Sjoerd B Vos, Sebastien Ourselin, Beate Diehl, Louis Lemieux
OBJECTIVE: To validate the application of an automated neuronal spike classification algorithm, Wave_clus (WC), on interictal epileptiform discharges (IED) obtained from human intracranial EEG (icEEG) data. METHOD: Five 10-min segments of icEEG recorded in 5 patients were used. WC and three expert EEG reviewers independently classified one hundred IED events into IED classes or non-IEDs. First, we determined whether WC-human agreement variability falls within inter-reviewer agreement variability by calculating the variation of information for each classifier pair and quantifying the overlap between all WC-reviewer and all reviewer-reviewer pairs...
May 4, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527387/analysis-of-electroencephalogram-characteristics-of-anti-nmda-receptor-encephalitis-patients-in-china
#6
Yan Zhang, Gang Liu, Meng Di Jiang, Li Ping Li, Ying Ying Su
OBJECTIVE: To explore the characteristics of electroencephalogram (EEG) in patients with anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis. METHODS: Anti-NMDAR encephalitis patients admitted to the Department of Neurology between January 2012 and June 2016 were enrolled. All patients underwent electroencephalogram (EEG) at least once in the disease peak stage, and received tumor screening, symptomatic therapy, and immunotherapy. Patients received outcome evaluation every 6months after the immunotherapy, and modified Rankin scale (mRS) 0-2 was defined as favorable outcome...
May 4, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545016/statistical-learning-and-auditory-processing-in-children-with-music-training-an-erp-study
#7
Pragati Rao Mandikal Vasuki, Mridula Sharma, Ronny Ibrahim, Joanne Arciuli
OBJECTIVE: The question whether musical training is associated with enhanced auditory and cognitive abilities in children is of considerable interest. In the present study, we compared children with music training versus those without music training across a range of auditory and cognitive measures, including the ability to detect implicitly statistical regularities in input (statistical learning). METHODS: Statistical learning of regularities embedded in auditory and visual stimuli was measured in musically trained and age-matched untrained children between the ages of 9-11years...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535487/nerve-excitability-changes-related-to-muscle-weakness-in-chronic-progressive-external-ophthalmoplegia
#8
Antoine Gueguen, Claude Jardel, Marc Polivka, S Veronica Tan, Françoise Gray, Catherine Vignal, Anne Lombès, Olivier Gout, Hugh Bostock
OBJECTIVE: To explore potential spreading to peripheral nerves of the mitochondrial dysfunction in chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia (CPEO) by assessing axonal excitability. METHODS: CPEO patients (n=13) with large size deletion of mitochondrial DNA and matching healthy controls (n=22) were included in a case-control study. Muscle strength was quantified using MRC sum-score and used to define two groups of patients: CPEO-weak and CPEO-normal (normal strength)...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521268/deficient-manipulation-of-working-memory-in-remitted-depressed-individuals-behavioral-and-electrophysiological-evidence
#9
Mingfan Liu, Li Zhou, Xiumei Wang, Ying Jiang, Qiaosheng Liu
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to examine whether remitted depressed (RMD) individuals show a dysfunction of valence-dependent manipulation and its neurophysiological correlates. METHOD: Event-related potentials were conducted on 25 individuals with remitted depression and 27 controls during a working memory manipulation task. The sorting costs and the P3b and slow wave (SW) amplitudes were analyzed. RESULTS: Compared to the control subjects, the RMD individuals revealed higher sorting costs, particularly when they were shown negative targets...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501415/reduced-electrode-arrays-for-the-automated-detection-of-rhythmic-and-periodic-patterns-in-the-intensive-care-unit-frequently-tried-frequently-failed
#10
J Herta, J Koren, F Fürbass, M Hartmann, A Gruber, C Baumgartner
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of systematic electrode reduction from a common 10-20 EEG system on pattern detection sensitivity (SEN). METHODS: Two reviewers rated 17130 one-minute segments of 83 prospectively recorded cEEGs according to the ACNS standardized critical care EEG terminology (CCET), including burst suppression patterns (BS) and unequivocal electrographic seizures. Consensus annotations between reviewers were used as a gold standard to determine pattern detection SEN and specificity (SPE) of a computational algorithm (baseline, 19 electrodes)...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527669/tdcs-for-motor-stroke-the-relevance-of-systematic-comparisons
#11
EDITORIAL
Bernhard Sehm
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 25, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511129/neurophysiological-and-clinical-outcomes-in-chemotherapy-induced-neuropathy-in-cancer
#12
REVIEW
Tejaswi Kandula, Michelle A Farrar, Matthew C Kiernan, Arun V Krishnan, David Goldstein, Lisa Horvath, Peter Grimison, Frances Boyle, Sally Baron-Hay, Susanna B Park
Chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a significant toxicity of cancer treatment, with the potential to affect long-term function and quality of life in cancer survivors. There remains a lack of consensus around optimal assessment techniques. While current approaches to CIPN assessment are focused on clinical grading scales, it is becoming increasingly evident that a more comprehensive multimodal assessment package is necessary to accurately characterise the impact of CIPN as well as gauge the utility of neuroprotective mechanisms...
April 25, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511127/neurophysiology-of-synaptic-functioning-in-multiple-sclerosis
#13
REVIEW
Mario Stampanoni Bassi, Francesco Mori, Fabio Buttari, Girolama A Marfia, Andrea Sancesario, Diego Centonze, Ennio Iezzi
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory immune-mediate disorder of the central nervous system (CNS), primarily affecting the myelin sheath and followed by neurodegeneration. Synaptic alterations are emerging as critical determinants of early neurodegeneration in MS. Inflammation-induced alterations of synaptic transmission and plasticity have been investigated in vitro and also in human MS using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) techniques. Specific inflammatory cytokines alter glutamatergic and GABAergic transmission, resulting in synaptic hyperexcitability...
April 24, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511124/demonstration-of-short-term-plasticity-in-the-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex-with-theta-burst-stimulation-a-tms-eeg-study
#14
Sung Wook Chung, Benjamin P Lewis, Nigel C Rogasch, Takashi Saeki, Richard H Thomson, Kate E Hoy, Neil W Bailey, Paul B Fitzgerald
OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of intermittent TBS (iTBS) and continuous TBS (cTBS) on cortical reactivity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. METHODS: 10 healthy participants were stimulated with either iTBS, cTBS or sham at F3 electrode. Single- and paired-pulse TMS and concurrent electroencephalography (EEG) were used to assess change in cortical reactivity and long-interval intracortical inhibition (LICI) via TMS-evoked potentials (TEPs) and TMS-evoked oscillations...
April 24, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511126/endophenotyping-in-idiopathic-adult-onset-cervical-dystonia
#15
Georg Kägi, Diane Ruge, Florian Brugger, Petra Katschnig, Rafael Sauter, Mirta Fiorio, Michele Tinazzi, John Rothwell, Kailash P Bhatia
OBJECTIVE: Idiopathic adult onset cervical dystonia (IAOCD) is considered to be a partially penetrant autosomal dominant genetic condition. Dystonia may result from genetic and environmental factors. In this view, part of the physiology should be an endophenotype stemming from the genetic background. We assessed the most discriminative test to separate patients with IAOCD and healthy controls for further endophenotyping in non-affected 1st degree relatives. METHODS: We included patients with IAOCD, their 1st degree relatives and healthy controls...
April 23, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521266/neural-mechanisms-of-reward-processing-associated-with-depression-related-personality-traits
#16
Akina Umemoto, Clay B Holroyd
OBJECTIVE: Although impaired reward processing in depression has been well-documented, the exact nature of that deficit remains poorly understood. To investigate the link between depression and the neural mechanisms of reward processing, we examined individual differences in personality. METHODS: We recorded the electroencephalogram from healthy college students engaged in a probabilistic reinforcement learning task. Participants also completed several personality questionnaires that assessed traits related to reward sensitivity, motivation, and depression...
April 21, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521265/optimizing-the-electrodiagnostic-accuracy-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-subtypes-criteria-sets-and-sparse-linear-discriminant-analysis
#17
Antonino Uncini, Luigi Ippoliti, Nortina Shahrizaila, Yukari Sekiguchi, Satoshi Kuwabara
OBJECTIVE: To optimize the electrodiagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) subtypes at first study. METHODS: The reference electrodiagnosis was obtained in 53 demyelinating and 45 axonal GBS patients on the basis of two serial studies and results of anti-ganglioside antibodies assay. We retrospectively employed sparse linear discriminant analysis (LDA), two existing electrodiagnostic criteria sets (Hadden et al., 1998; Rajabally et al., 2015) and one we propose that additionally evaluates duration of motor responses, sural sparing pattern and defines reversible conduction failure (RCF) in motor and sensory nerves at second study...
April 20, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521269/a-new-technique-for-dorsal-sural-nerve-conduction-study-with-surface-strip-electrodes
#18
Shoji Hemmi, Katsumi Kurokawa, Taiji Nagai, Ryutaro Kushida, Toshio Okamoto, Tatsufumi Murakami, Yoshihide Sunada
OBJECTIVE: To obtain higher amplitude of dorsal sural sensory nerve action potentials (SNAPs), we used a new method for dorsal sural nerve conduction study with surface strip electrodes (SSEs). METHODS: Dorsal sural SNAPs were recorded orthodromically. The recording electrodes were placed behind the lateral malleolus. SSEs were attached to the laterodorsal aspect of the foot for stimulation of the dorsal sural nerve (DSN). We also used a conventional method with a standard bipolar stimulator and compared the findings...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526558/the-power-of-vibration
#19
EDITORIAL
Leonardo Manzari
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 17, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531809/multifocal-visual-evoked-potentials-in-optic-neuritis-and-multiple-sclerosis-a-review
#20
REVIEW
Gorm Pihl-Jensen, Mathias Falck Schmidt, Jette Lautrup Frederiksen
Multifocal visual evoked potential (mf-VEP) represents a new approach to the classical full field (ff-)VEP with separate responses from up to 60 sectors of the visual field. A thorough literature survey of the use of mf-VEP in optic neuritis (ON) and multiple sclerosis (MS) is presented (38 published studies were retrieved). Mf-VEP provides direct topographical information of specific lesions and facilitates investigations on structural-functional correlations thus providing new methods for exploring the interplay between demyelination, atrophy and remyelination in MS...
April 11, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
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