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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432518/correlation-between-heavy-metal-exposure-and-gstm1-polymorphism-in-iranian-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Mehdi Aliomrani, Mohammad A Sahraian, Hamid Shirkhanloo, Mohammad Sharifzadeh, Mohammad R Khoshayand, Mohammad H Ghahremani
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. Various exposures to heavy metals can lead to toxicity and oxidative stress. While glutathione-S-transferases are known as oxidative stress-related genes and involved in metal biotransformation. The aim of the present study is to investigate the correlation of GSTM1 polymorphism in MS patients and the possible association with blood concentration of arsenic (As) and cadmium (Cd) as major heavy metal pollutants...
April 21, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432517/cerebral-large-vessel-vasculitis-as-an-unusual-manifestation-of-poems-syndrome
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LETTER
Stefano Forlivesi, Ruggero Bacchin, Manuel Cappellari, Elisa Dall'Ora, Roberto Currò Dossi, Bruno Bonetti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432516/the-tower-of-london-tol-in-italy-standardization-of-the-tol-test-in-an-italian-population
#3
Maddalena Boccia, Dario Marin, Giovanni D'Antuono, Paola Ciurli, Chiara Incoccia, Gabriella Antonucci, Cecilia Guariglia, Laura Piccardi
Deficit in planning and problem-solving, affecting a wide range of neuropsychological patients, has been widely investigated using the Tower of London (ToL) test, as developed by Shallice (Philos Trans R Soc Lond Ser B Biol Sci 298:199-209, 1). The ToL taps on several executive functions (EF), such as planning, time for planning or rule breaks, which may be usefully indexed by different ToL measurements. However, in its original version, the different aspects involved in ToL are not evaluated in a specific way...
April 21, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429084/rs4878104-contributes-to-alzheimer-s-disease-risk-and-regulates-dapk1-gene-expression
#4
Yang Hu, Liang Cheng, Ying Zhang, Weiyang Bai, Wenyang Zhou, Tao Wang, Zhifa Han, Jian Zong, Shuilin Jin, Jun Zhang, Qinghua Jiang, Guiyou Liu
In 2006, a candidate gene study reported death-associated protein kinase 1 (DAPK1) rs4878104 variant to be significantly associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) risk. However, the following studies showed inconsistent association results. Here, we conducted an updated analysis to investigate the potential association between rs4878104 and AD using a total of 60,751 samples (20,161 AD cases and 40,590 controls). In the pooled population, the results based on the allele and genotype genetic models show that rs4878104 variant is not significantly associated with AD risk...
April 20, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424921/evolution-of-psychological-condition-in-caregivers-of-patients-with-disorders-of-consciousness-a-longitudinal-study
#5
Francesco Corallo, Lilla Bonanno, Viviana Lo Buono, Simona De Salvo, Cettina Allone, Rosanna Palmeri, Elena La Gattuta, Carmela Rifici, Antonella Alagna, Antonino Todaro, Placido Bramanti, Silvia Marino
The aim of this study is to evaluate mood disorders and needs in caregivers of disorders of consciousness (DOC) patients during the admission to Neurorehabilitation Unit. A total of 80 caregivers was enrolled and divided in two groups (caregivers of vegetative state-VS patients and caregivers of minimally conscious state-MCS patients). Paired sample t tests were carried out to test differences between baseline observation (T0) and after 6 months (T1). Caregivers of VS patients showed an improvement between T0 and T1 especially, in vitality, mean health, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II), Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory-Y (STAI-Y), Prolonged Grief Disorder (PG 12) and Caregiver Needs Assessment (CNA)...
April 19, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424920/epidemiological-information-of-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
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LETTER
Tomoyuki Kawada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424919/nerve-enlargement-in-an-unusual-case-of-inflammatory-neuropathy-and-new-gene-mutation-morphology-is-the-key
#7
LETTER
Alexander Grimm, Natalie Winter, Stefan Wolking, Debora Vittore, Saskia Biskup, Hubertus Axer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421303/erratum-to-geo-helminthiasis-among-migrants-in-sicily-a-possible-focus-for-re-emerging-neurocysticercosis-in-europe
#8
Ildebrando Patamia, Piermario Nicotra, Davide Amodeo, Loretta Giuliano, Calogero Edoardo Cicero, Alessandra Nicoletti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421302/clinical-and-mri-improvement-in-a-case-of-progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy
#9
LETTER
Letizia Tirelli, Francesca Rosini, Alessandra Rufa, Guido Garosi, Alfonso Cerase, Antonio Federico, Andrea De Luca
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 18, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421301/multiple-sclerosis-and-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-human-leukocyte-antigen-challenge
#10
Vincenzo Dattola, Fausto Famà, Margherita Russo, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò, Anna Lisa Logiudice, Maria Grazia Grasso, Francesco Patti, Maria Buccafusca
Multiple sclerosis (MS) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are two different central nervous system pathology that, according to the most accredited hypotheses, recognize a different etiopathogenesis. The simultaneous occurrence of MS and ALS is quite unusual. To our knowledge, only three cases have been so far described by clinical, laboratory, and post-mortem studies. We report four new cases of this peculiar combination that have been observed and are herein described, included their human leukocyte antigen (HLA) profile studies...
April 18, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417216/pathogenic-mechanisms-following-ischemic-stroke
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REVIEW
Seyed Esmaeil Khoshnam, William Winlow, Maryam Farzaneh, Yaghoob Farbood, Hadi Fathi Moghaddam
Stroke is the second most common cause of death and the leading cause of disability worldwide. Brain injury following stroke results from a complex series of pathophysiological events including excitotoxicity, oxidative and nitrative stress, inflammation, and apoptosis. Moreover, there is a mechanistic link between brain ischemia, innate and adaptive immune cells, intracranial atherosclerosis, and also the gut microbiota in modifying the cerebral responses to ischemic insult. There are very few treatments for stroke injuries, partly owing to an incomplete understanding of the diverse cellular and molecular changes that occur following ischemic stroke and that are responsible for neuronal death...
April 17, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417215/the-atrophy-and-laterality-of-the-hippocampal-subfields-in-parents-with-or-without-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-who-lost-their-only-child-in-china
#12
Yifeng Luo, Yu Liu, Yaxin Qin, Xiaojie Zhang, Tieliang Ma, Wenbo Wu, Yue Yang, Di Jiang, Hairong Shan, Zhihong Cao
Investigating hippocampal subfields may provide new and important insights into the pathophysiology of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, no study has examined the hippocampal subfield volume changes in parents with or without PTSD who had lost their only child and could no longer conceive in China. Fifty-seven parents with PTSD (PTSD+), 11 trauma-exposed parents without PTSD (PTSD-), and 39 non-traumatized controls were recruited to examine the hippocampal subfield volumes using magnetic resonance imaging...
April 17, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409245/snca-3-utr-genetic-variants-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-and-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder
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M Toffoli, E Dreussi, E Cecchin, M Valente, N Sanvilli, M Montico, S Gagno, M Garziera, M Polano, M Savarese, G Calandra-Buonaura, F Placidi, M Terzaghi, G Toffoli, G L Gigli
REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is an early marker of Parkinson's disease (PD); however, it is still unclear which patients with RBD will eventually develop PD. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the 3'untranslated region (3'UTR) of alpha-synuclein (SNCA) have been associated with PD, but at present, no data is available about RBD. The 3'UTR hosts regulatory regions involved in gene expression control, such as microRNA binding sites. The aim of this study was to determine RBD specific genetic features associated to an increased risk of progression to PD, by sequencing of the SNCA-3'UTR in patients with "idiopathic" RBD (iRBD) and in patients with PD...
April 13, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409244/seiza-induced-neuropathy-an-occupational-peroneal-neuropathy-in-a-japanese-lady
#14
LETTER
Masahiko Kishi, Ryuji Sakakibara, Osamu Takahashi, Haruka Nakamura, Fuyuki Tateno, Yohei Tsuyusaki, Yosuke Aiba, Tsuyoshi Ogata, Yasuo Suzuki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396954/the-association-between-retinal-nerve-fibre-layer-thickness-and-corpus-callosum-index-in-different-clinical-subtypes-of-multiple-sclerosis
#15
Vedat Cilingir, Muhammed Batur, Mehmet Deniz Bulut, Aysel Milanlioglu, Abdullah Yılgor, Abdussamet Batur, Tekin Yasar, Temel Tombul
The objective of this paper is to evaluate the association between physical disability in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, the thickness of the retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) and corpus callosum volumes, as expressed by the corpus callosum index (CCI). This study was based on a cohort of 212 MS patients and 52 healthy control subjects, who were age and gender matched. The MS patients included 144 women and 177 relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients. Peripapillary and volumetric optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans of the macula were performed using spectral-domain OCT technology...
April 10, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396953/autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-comparison-with-secondary-progressive-multiple-sclerosis
#16
Bonaventura Casanova, Isidro Jarque, Francisco Gascón, Juan Carlos Hernández-Boluda, Francisco Pérez-Miralles, Javier de la Rubia, Carmen Alcalá, Jaime Sanz, Javier Mallada, Angeles Cervelló, Arantxa Navarré, María Carcelén-Gadea, Isabel Boscá, Sara Gil-Perotin, Carlos Solano, Miguel Angel Sanz, Francisco Coret
The main objective of our work is to describe the long-term results of myeloablative autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant (AHSCT) in multiple sclerosis patients. Patients that failed to conventional therapies for multiple sclerosis (MS) underwent an approved protocol for AHSCT, which consisted of peripheral blood stem cell mobilization with cyclophosphamide and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), followed by a conditioning regimen of BCNU, Etoposide, Ara-C, Melphalan IV, plus Rabbit Thymoglobulin...
April 10, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396952/painful-leg-and-moving-ankle-syndrome
#17
LETTER
Dokyung Lee, Sung Sang Yoon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 10, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389940/circulating-regulatory-b-cell-subsets-in-patients-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders
#18
Jinming Han, Li Sun, Zhongkun Wang, Xueli Fan, Lifang Wang, Yang-Yang Song, Jie Zhu, Tao Jin
This study analyzed the populations of three different subsets of regulatory B cells (Bregs) in the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSDs) and explored the relationship between the changes in these subsets of Bregs and the severity of NMOSD. A total of 22 patients with relapsed NMOSDs before treatment were recruited in our study, along with 20 age and gender-matched healthy controls, from May 2015 to March 2016. The percentages and numbers for three different subsets of Bregs including the CD19(+)CD24(hi)CD38(hi), CD19(+)CD24(hi)CD27(+), and CD19(+)CD5(+)CD1d(hi) populations were evaluated in parallel by flow cytometry...
April 7, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389939/cross-sectional-study-of-urinary-problems-in-adults-with-cerebral-palsy-awareness-and-impact-on-the-quality-of-life
#19
Necmettin Yıldız, Yeşim Akkoç, Murat Ersöz, Berrin Gündüz, Belgin Erhan, Hilal Yesil, Ayşe Nur Bardak, Senay Ozdolap, Hakan Tunç, Kurtulus Koklu, Ebru Alemdaroğlu, Ender Erden, Ulas Sungur, Ozlem Satır, Cagdaş Erdogan, Hakan Alkan
We aimed to assess the functional status, urinary problems, and awareness of these problems in adults with cerebral palsy (CP) and their relationship with the quality of life. One-hundred-seventeen adults with CP (53 women, 64 men) were included in this study. Subjects were asked to fill out a urological questionnaire which dealt with urinary symptoms, awareness of urinary problems, and pharmacological treatment they received. Subjects were also assessed with the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS), Functional Independence Measures (FIM), Functional Mobility Scale (FMS), and King's Health Questionnaire (KHQ)...
April 7, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389938/combined-visual-and-semi-quantitative-assessment-of-123-i-fp-cit-spect-for-the-diagnosis-of-dopaminergic-neurodegenerative-diseases
#20
Jun Ueda, Hajime Yoshimura, Keiji Shimizu, Megumu Hino, Nobuo Kohara
Visual and semi-quantitative assessments of (123)I-FP-CIT single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) are useful for the diagnosis of dopaminergic neurodegenerative diseases (dNDD), including Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, and corticobasal degeneration. However, the diagnostic value of combined visual and semi-quantitative assessment in dNDD remains unclear. Among 239 consecutive patients with a newly diagnosed possible parkinsonian syndrome who underwent (123)I-FP-CIT SPECT in our medical center, 114 patients with a disease duration less than 7 years were diagnosed as dNDD with the established criteria or as non-dNDD according to clinical judgment...
April 7, 2017: Neurological Sciences
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