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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110410/neurophysiological-assessment-of-brain-dysfunction-in-critically-ill-patients-an-update
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REVIEW
Eric Azabou, Catherine Fischer, Jean Michel Guerit, Djillali Annane, François Mauguiere, Fréderic Lofaso, Tarek Sharshar
The aim of this review was to provide up-to-date information about the usefulness of clinical neurophysiology testing in the management of critically ill patients. Evoked potentials (EPs) and electroencephalogram (EEG) are non-invasive clinical neurophysiology tools that allow an objective assessment of the central nervous system's function at the bedside in intensive care unit (ICU). These tests are quite useful in diagnosing cerebral complications, and establishing the vital and functional prognosis in ICU...
January 21, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108830/electroclinical-characteristics-and-neuropsychological-profile-of-a-female-child-with-chromosome-5p13-2-duplication-syndrome
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LETTER
Elisabetta Lucarelli, Maria Grazia Pasca, Isabella Fanizza, Antonio Trabacca
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 20, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105577/fabry-disease-with-lenticular-degeneration-without-pulvinar-sign
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LETTER
Dokyung Lee, Jin Sug Kim, Da Rae Kim, Chun-Gyoo Ihm, Sung Sang Yoon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 19, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101762/neuropsychological-assessment-in-migraine-patients-a-descriptive-review-on-cognitive-implications
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REVIEW
Maria Foti, Viviana Lo Buono, Francesco Corallo, Rosanna Palmeri, Placido Bramanti, Silvia Marino
Migraine is considered a disabling disorder with highly prevalence in population. Recent studies report that migraine patients have a cognitive decline associated to structural brain alterations. We search on PubMed and Web of Science databases and screening references of included studies and review articles for additional citations. From 519 studies identified, only 16 met the inclusion criteria. All studies were conducted on 1479 migraineurs (190 non-migraine headache and 11,978 controls subject) and examined the association between migraine and cognitive impairment...
January 18, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101761/the-sg13s114-polymorphism-of-the-alox5ap-gene-is-associated-with-ischemic-stroke-in-europeans-a-meta-analysis-of-8062-subjects
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Zhongjun Chen, Jinyu Zheng, Wenguang Liu, Kun Yang, Kai Li, Baosheng Huang, Ronglan Zhu, Xiaocheng Lu, Lixin Li
The association between ALOX5AP SG13S114 polymorphism and ischemic stroke (IS) susceptibility has extensively been investigated, especially in white populations; however, the results were inconclusive. Here, we perform a meta-analysis to clarify the effect of SG13S114 variant on the IS risk in Europeans. The Web of Science, PubMed, EMBASE, and Medline were searched up to August 1st, 2016. Data were extracted and the odd ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated by a fixed-effects or random-effects model...
January 18, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097451/vrt-verbal-reasoning-test-a-new-test-for-assessment-of-verbal-reasoning-test-realization-and-italian-normative-data-from-a-multicentric-study
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Benedetta Basagni, Claudio Luzzatti, Eduardo Navarrete, Marina Caputo, Gessica Scrocco, Alessio Damora, Laura Giunchi, Paola Gemignani, Annarita Caiazzo, Maria Grazia Gambini, Renato Avesani, Mauro Mancuso, Luigi Trojano, Antonio De Tanti
Verbal reasoning is a complex, multicomponent function, which involves activation of functional processes and neural circuits distributed in both brain hemispheres. Thus, this ability is often impaired after brain injury. The aim of the present study is to describe the construction of a new verbal reasoning test (VRT) for patients with brain injury and to provide normative values in a sample of healthy Italian participants. Three hundred and eighty healthy Italian subjects (193 women and 187 men) of different ages (range 16-75 years) and educational level (primary school to postgraduate degree) underwent the VRT...
January 17, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093657/advances-in-clinical-neurology-through-the-journal-neurological-sciences-2015-2016
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EDITORIAL
Ilaria Di Donato, Antonio Federico
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 16, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083761/migraine-as-a-risk-factor-for-young-patients-with-ischemic-stroke-a-case-control-study
#8
Yasin Abanoz, Yeşim Gülen Abanoz, Ayşegül Gündüz, Derya Uludüz, Birsen İnce, Burcu Yavuz, Baki Göksan
Studies have suggested a possible association of migraine and increased risk of ischemic stroke in young adults, particularly in smokers and in women who use oral contraceptive drugs. We aimed to analyze the association between migraine and ischemic stroke in young population in a hospital-based cohort. We included 202 consecutive patients with the diagnosis of ischemic stroke who were between 15 and 50 years and age- and gender-matched 250 volunteers with no history of stroke. All participants were interviewed using a questionnaire for migraine...
January 12, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083760/a-case-of-thalamo-mesencephalon-infarct-presenting-as-transient-global-amnesia-do-we-overlook-the-diagnosis
#9
LETTER
Vasfiye Burcu Dogan, G B Dogan, U Turkmen, V A Yayla
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083759/effect-of-hand-volume-and-other-anthropometric-measurements-on-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
#10
Yıldız Arslan, İsmail Bülbül, Levent Öcek, Ufuk Şener, Yaşar Zorlu
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), majority of cases are considered to be idiopathic, is the most commonly encountered peripheral neuropathy causing disability. We asserted that thick and big hands may more prone to idiopathic CTS (ICTS) than others. The study included 165 subjects admitted to our electrophysiology lab with pre-diagnosis of CTS between May 2014 and April 2015. Eighty-five of the subjects were diagnosed as ICTS. The parameters analyzed were: age, gender, occupation, BMI, hand dominance, grade of ICTS, wrist circumference, proximal/distal width of palm, hand/palm length, hand volume and palm length/proximal palm width...
January 12, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078570/micro-rna-expression-in-muscle-and-fiber-morphometry-in-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1
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Chiara Fritegotto, Chiara Ferrati, Valentina Pegoraro, Corrado Angelini
We aimed to explore the cellular action of micro-RNAs that are non-coding-RNAs modulating gene expression, whose expression is dysregulated in myotonic dystrophy (DM1). Basic procedure was to measure the levels of muscle-specific myo-miRNAs (miR-1, miR-133a/b, miR-206) in muscle of 12 DM1 patients. Muscle fiber morphometry and a new grading of histopathological severity score were used to compare specific myo-miRNA level and fiber atrophy. We found that the levels of miR-1 and miR-133a/b were significantly decreased, while miR-206 was significantly increased as compared to controls...
January 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078569/the-computer-based-symbol-digit-modalities-test-establishing-age-expected-performance-in-healthy-controls-and-evaluation-of-pediatric-ms-patients
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Sandra Bigi, R A Marrie, C Till, E A Yeh, N Akbar, A Feinstein, B L Banwell
Decreased information processing speed (IPS) is frequently reported in pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. The computerized version of the Symbol Digit Modalities Test (c-SDMT) measures IPS over eight consecutive trials per session and additionally captures changes in performance within the session. Here, we establish normative c-SDMT performance and test-retest reliability in healthy children (HC) and explore differences in the overall c-SDMT-performance between HC and MS patients. This cross-sectional study included 478 HC (237 female, 49...
January 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078568/rediagnosing-one-of-smith-s-patients-john-mccann-with-neuromas-tumours-1849
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Martino Ruggieri, Andrea D Praticò, Rosario Caltabiano, Agata Polizzi
In 1849, the Irish Professor of Surgery, Sir Robert William Smith, by publishing his "Treatise on the Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Neuroma", collected six previous examples of "general development of neuromatous tumours" and reported three further cases (two personal and one referred) of what is nowadays known as neurofibromatosis. Among these latter cases, there was a 35-year-old cattle-driver, John McCann, who was first admitted at hospital in 1840 because of a large tumour on the right side of his neck thought to be malignant (and a second tumour sublingually) but not operated...
January 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078567/the-c-abl-inhibitor-in-parkinson-disease
#14
REVIEW
Zhi-Hua Zhou, Yun-Fan Wu, Xue-Min Wang, Yong-Zhu Han
Parkinson's disease (PD) is an insidious onset neurodegenerative disease affecting approximately 1% of the population over the age of 65. So far available therapies for PD have only aimed at improving or alleviating symptoms, but not at slowing, preventing, and reversing the course of PD. Recently, some studies have indicated that the levels and activation of Abelson non-receptor tyrosine kinase (c-Abl, Abl1) were up-regulated in the brain tissue of patients with PD and demonstrated that c-Abl inhibitors could improve motor behavior, prevent the loss of dopamine neurons, inhibit phosphorylation of Cdk5, regulate α-synuclein phosphorylation and clearance, inhibit the tyrosine phosphorylation of parkin and decrease parkin substrate, for example, PARIS (zinc finger protein 746), AIMP2 (aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase-interacting multifunctional protein type2), FBP1 (fuse-binding protein 1), and synphilin-1...
January 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078566/an-eye-tracking-controlled-neuropsychological-battery-for-cognitive-assessment-in-neurological-diseases
#15
Barbara Poletti, Laura Carelli, Federica Solca, Annalisa Lafronza, Elisa Pedroli, Andrea Faini, Stefano Zago, Nicola Ticozzi, Andrea Ciammola, Claudia Morelli, Paolo Meriggi, Pietro Cipresso, Dorothée Lulé, Albert C Ludolph, Giuseppe Riva, Vincenzo Silani
Traditional cognitive assessment in neurological conditions involving physical disability is often prevented by the presence of verbal-motor impairment; to date, an extensive motor-verbal-free neuropsychological battery is not available for such purposes. We adapted a set of neuropsychological tests, assessing language, attentional abilities, executive functions and social cognition, for eye-tracking (ET) control, and explored its feasibility in a sample of healthy participants. Thirty healthy subjects performed a neuropsychological assessment, using an ET-based neuropsychological battery, together with standard "paper and pencil" cognitive measures for frontal (Frontal Assessment Battery-FAB) and working memory abilities (Digit Sequencing Task) and for global cognitive efficiency (Montreal Cognitive Assessment-MoCA)...
January 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078565/the-influence-of-sodium-on-pathophysiology-of-multiple-sclerosis
#16
REVIEW
Jacek Zostawa, Jowita Adamczyk, Paweł Sowa, Monika Adamczyk-Sowa
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, and is an important cause of disability in young adults. In genetically susceptible individuals, several environmental factors may play a partial role in the pathogenesis of MS. Some studies suggests that high-salt diet (>5 g/day) may contribute to the MS and other autoimmune disease development through the induction of pathogenic Th17 cells and pro-inflammatory cytokines in both humans and mice. However, the precise mechanisms of pro-inflammatory effect of sodium chloride intake are not yet explained...
January 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078564/mri-measurements-of-brainstem-structures-in-patients-with-vascular-parkinsonism-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-and-parkinson-s-disease
#17
Byeong C Kim, Seong-Min Choi, Kang-Ho Choi, Tai-Seung Nam, Joon-Tae Kim, Seung-Han Lee, Man-Seok Park, Woong Yoon
Magnetic resonance (MR) measurements of brainstem structures have been reported to be useful in differentiating patients with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) from those with Parkinson's disease (PD). The aim of this study was to determine whether quantitative measurements of brainstem structures on MR images can help differentiate vascular parkinsonism (VaP) from degenerative parkinsonism (PD and PSP). Areas of the midbrain and pons, and widths of the superior cerebellar peduncle (SCP) and middle cerebellar peduncle (MCP) were measured in 62 patients with PD, 25 patients with PSP (11 probable and 14 possible), and 24 patients with VaP on T 1-weighted MR images...
January 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078563/changes-in-first-line-injectable-disease-modifying-therapy-for-multiple-sclerosis-predictors-of-non-adherence-switching-discontinuation-and-interruption-of-drugs
#18
Luca Degli Esposti, Carlo Piccinni, Diego Sangiorgi, Valentina Perrone, Lucia Aledda, Maria Giovanna Marrosu, Fabio Lombardo
This study was aimed to describe changes of Disease-Modifying Treatments (DMT) in an Italian cohort of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and to identify predictors of therapeutic modifications. Patients with MS and treated with the first-line injectable DMT (interferons-IFNs or glatiramer) between 1/7/2009 and 31/10/2012 were selected from administrative databases of the MS Center of Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy). Socio-demographic, therapeutic, and clinical information was collected in the 6 months preceding the index date...
January 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078562/myotonic-dystrophy-type-2-and-modifier-genes-an-update-on-clinical-and-pathomolecular-aspects
#19
REVIEW
Giovanni Meola, Rosanna Cardani
Myotonic dystrophy (DM) is the most common adult muscular dystrophy, characterized by autosomal dominant progressive myopathy, myotonia, and multiorgan involvement. To date, two distinct forms caused by similar mutations in two different genes have been identified: myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) and myotonic dystrophy type 2 (DM2). Aberrant transcription and mRNA processing of multiple genes due to RNA-mediated toxic gain-of function has been suggested to cause the complex phenotype in DM1 and DM2. However, despite clinical and genetic similarities, DM1 and DM2 may be considered as distinct disorders...
January 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054172/the-occurrence-of-lateral-shift-in-cervical-dystonia
#20
Marcello Esposito, Silvio Peluso, Raffaele Dubbioso, Roberto Allocca, Filippo Iorillo, Antonietta Coppola, Lucio Santoro
Aim of this study is to identify factors contributing the occurrence of neck lateral shift (LS) in patients with cervical dystonia (CD). A retrospective analysis focused on the treatment with botulinum toxin (BTX) was conducted on 38 consecutive idiopathic CD patients comparing subjects with and without LS. The main result was the evidence of a significantly higher BTX inter-side dose difference in patients with LS suggesting that this uncommon phenotype may be an artifact of chronic therapy with BTX.
January 4, 2017: Neurological Sciences
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