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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213724/mobile-phone-use-and-risk-of-brain-tumours-a-systematic-review-of-association-between-study-quality-source-of-funding-and-research-outcomes
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Manya Prasad, Prachi Kathuria, Pallavi Nair, Amit Kumar, Kameshwar Prasad
Mobile phones emit electromagnetic radiations that are classified as possibly carcinogenic to humans. Evidence for increased risk for brain tumours accumulated in parallel by epidemiologic investigations remains controversial. This paper aims to investigate whether methodological quality of studies and source of funding can explain the variation in results. PubMed and Cochrane CENTRAL searches were conducted from 1966 to December 2016, which was supplemented with relevant articles identified in the references...
February 17, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210911/the-pace-study-lifetime-and-past-year-prevalence-of-headache-in-parma-s-adult-general-population
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Arens Taga, Marco Russo, Gian Camillo Manzoni, Paola Torelli
Headache is a widespread disorder and therefore it has a strong impact on quality of life. In the present work we focused on lifetime and past-year prevalence of headache in general and by gender, in a population-based sample in Parma. A total of 904 subjects representative of Parma's adult general population were interviewed face-to-face by a physician from the Parma Headache Centre, using a validated questionnaire. The lifetime prevalence of headache was 69.1%, i.e. 75.8% in women and 60.6% in men; the crude past-year prevalence of headache was 42...
February 17, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204890/the-mystery-of-unexplained-traumatic-sudden-falls-a-clinical-case-that-adds-a-new-feasible-cause
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LETTER
Antonella Bruni, Iolanda Martino, Giuseppe Borzì, Antonio Gambardella, Pasquale De Fazio, Angelo Labate
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204889/an-unusual-cause-of-cervicobrachial-pain-vertebral-artery-dissection
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LETTER
Simone Gallerini, L Marsili, M Bartalucci, C Marotti, E Innocenti, R Marconi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190115/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-corticobasal-syndrome-with-an-initial-symptom-outside-of-the-upper-limb
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Yuki Sakamoto, Toshio Shimizu, Shinsuke Tobisawa, Eiji Isozaki
Although typical corticobasal syndrome (CBS) presents with asymmetric upper limb symptoms, the prevalence and clinical characteristics of patients with symptoms beginning in other sites are unknown. From January 1997 through April 2016, consecutive patients with CBS who fulfilled the modified Cambridge criteria were recruited. Their medical records were reviewed to determine the body part, where the initial symptoms developed and the clinical characteristics. A total of 24 patients [13 female participants, median age at onset: 64 (IQR 60-74) years, and median duration between onset and evaluation: 38 (17-53) months] met the criteria...
February 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188450/terminal-latency-abnormality-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-without-split-hand-syndrome
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Donghwi Park, Jin-Sung Park
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has a peculiar involvement pattern; clinically it is known as split hand syndrome and electrophysiologically shows abnormalities in the abductor pollicis brevis (APB)/abductor digiti minimi (ADM) ratio. The aim of this study was to find a significant electrophysiological parameter in upper limb onset ALS patients with normal APB/ADM ratio when compared to cervical spondylotic amyotrophy (CSA) and healthy controls. We retrospectively reviewed the electrophysiological results of 47 upper limb onset ALS and 42 CSA cases; 20 healthy individuals were included as controls...
February 10, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181068/laminar-degeneration-of-frontal-and-temporal-cortex-in-parkinson-disease-dementia
#7
Richard A Armstrong
To investigate cortical laminar degeneration in Parkinson's disease (PD) with dementia (PDD). Changes in density of α-synuclein-immunoreactive Lewy bodies (LB), Lewy neurites (LN), and Lewy grains (LG) together with surviving neurons, abnormally enlarged neurons (EN), vacuoles, and glial cell nuclei were measured across cortical laminae of frontal and temporal cortex in fifteen cases of PDD using quantitative methods and polynomial curve-fitting. Most frequently, LB and LN were distributed across all laminae, while LG were distributed in upper cortical laminae...
February 8, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181067/lack-of-association-between-maoa-uvntr-variants-and-excessive-daytime-sleepiness
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Filiz Ozen, Zeynep Yegin, Figen Yavlal, Zuhal Aydan Saglam, Haydar Koc, Ismet Berber
Sleep disorders are highly prevalent in the population and have dramatic health, social, and economic impacts. However, their treatments may remain symptomatic due to ignorance of molecular factors which may provide fundamental insights into the neurological bases of sleep. Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is a common complaint encountered in neurological practice with significant effects both on individuals and on society. We aimed to investigate the role of monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) as a candidate gene in EDS...
February 8, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181066/plasma-levels-of-mir-137-and-mir-124-are-associated-with-parkinson-s-disease-but-not-with-parkinson-s-disease-with-depression
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Na Li, Xudong Pan, Jingli Zhang, Aijun Ma, Shaonan Yang, Juanjuan Ma, Anmu Xie
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small, non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. Recently, it was reported that miR-137, miR-124, and miR-184 were widely expressed in the central nervous system and were vital to neuronal regulation. In this study, we detected the circulating levels of miR-137, miR-124, and miR-184 in PD patients, and explored the potential role of miR-124, miR-137, and miR-184 in the diagnosis of PD. We further described the relationship between these miRNAs and PD with depression (PD-Dep)...
February 8, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181065/phenotypical-heterogeneity-of-morpheic-seizures-in-ring-chromosome-20-syndrome-a-videopolysomnographic-evidence
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LETTER
Loretta Giuliano, Daniela Fatuzzo, Greta Mainieri, Vito Sofia, Mario Zappia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 8, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176149/india-must-focus-on-the-less-explored-alzheimer-s-disease
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LETTER
Govindasamy Agoramoorthy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176148/avicenna-s-pharmacological-approach-to-memory-enhancement
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REVIEW
Roja Rahimi, Shahrzad Irannejad, Maryam Noroozian
In recent decades, the number of patients with dementia has significantly risen. Current treatments for dementia are not curative and there still is place for development of medications. Throughout the ages, several medical disciplines have systematized and codified medical knowledge acquired throughout centuries of trial and error. Revisiting these disciplines might help in gaining insight for development of medications and other therapeutic strategies. The present study aims to show the possible benefits of an immanent understanding of the approach towards memory and dementias taken by humoral medical discourse in the Islamicate world...
February 7, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168657/retraction-note-to-triptolide-tpl-improves-locomotor-function-recovery-in-rats-and-reduces-inflammation-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Bing Wang, Chen Chen, Jing-Tao Zhang, Ruo-Xian Song, Xiu-Chun Yu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155027/medullary-cavernous-malformation-as-a-cause-of-isolated-acute-vestibular-syndrome
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LETTER
Hyung Lee, Hyun Ah Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155026/early-experience-with-compassionate-use-of-2-hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin-for-niemann-pick-type-c-disease-review-of-initial-published-cases
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REVIEW
Juan Eduardo Megías-Vericat, Ana García-Robles, María José Company-Albir, María José Fernández-Megía, Francisco Carlos Pérez-Miralles, Eduardo López-Briz, Bonaventura Casanova, José Luis Poveda
Niemann-Pick type C (NP-C) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder. Management is mainly supportive and symptomatic. The investigational use of 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HP-β-CD) showed a promising role in treating NP-C, although efficacy and safety have not been established. We conducted searches of MEDLINE, Cochrane, EMBASE, and other databases of reported cases of HP-β-CD compassionate use in NP-C disease. Sixteen reported cases were eligible, including evaluable information of 17 patients. The median onset age of HP-β-CD was 14 years (range 2-49 years)...
February 2, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150102/adaptation-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-italian-version-of-the-non-motor-symptoms-questionnaire-for-parkinson-s-disease
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I Cova, M E Di Battista, N Vanacore, C P Papi, G Alampi, A Rubino, M Valente, G Meco, P Contri, A Di Pucchio, E Lacorte, A Priori, C Mariani, S Pomati
Although non-motor symptoms (NMS) of Parkinson's disease (PD) are very common also in early stages of the disease, they are still under-recognized. Screening tools for non-motor symptoms, such as non-motor symptoms questionnaire (NMSQuest), help clinicians to recognize NMS and to evaluate if patients could require further assessment or specific treatments. To validate an adapted Italian version of NMSQuest and study its psychometric properties, Italian PD patients self-completed Italian NMSQuest, and then underwent a standard clinical evaluation including motor assessment (by Hoehn and Yahr staging, unified Parkinson's disease rating scale part III) and non-motor assessment (by Montreal cognitive assessment, Beck depression inventory, neuropsychiatric inventory, Epworth sleepiness scale, scale for outcomes in Parkinson's disease-Autonomic and movement disorder society-sponsored revision of the unified Parkinson's disease rating scale part I)...
February 1, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150101/delirium-in-the-acute-phase-after-stroke-comparison-between-methods-of-detection
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Maria Teresa Infante, Matteo Pardini, Maurizio Balestrino, Cinzia Finocchi, Laura Malfatto, Giuseppe Bellelli, Giovanni Luigi Mancardi, Carlo Gandolfo, Carlo Serrati
Delirium is an acute neuropsychiatric syndrome, very common in hospitalized people with medical and neurological conditions. The identification of delirium after stroke is not an easy task and validated psychometric instruments are needed to correctly identify it. We decided to verify if (1) formal training in DSM-V criteria is needed to correctly identify post-stroke delirium, (2) if the use of a brief psychometric instrument such as 4AT improves its identification, (3) the applicability of these scales in the stroke setting...
February 1, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150100/spontaneous-brain-activity-in-the-sensorimotor-cortex-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-can-be-negatively-regulated-by-corticospinal-fiber-integrity
#18
Wataru Sako, Takashi Abe, Yuishin Izumi, Hiroki Yamazaki, Naoko Matsui, Masafumi Harada, Ryuji Kaji
Previous studies failed to detect reduced value of the amplitude of low frequency fluctuation (ALFF) derived from resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging in the primary motor cortex in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) though primary motor cortex was mainly affected with ALS. We aimed to investigate the cause of masking the abnormality in the primary motor cortex in ALS and usefulness of ALFF for differential diagnosis among diseases showing muscle weakness. We enrolled ten patients with ALS and eleven disease controls showing muscle weakness...
February 1, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144763/high-dose-ig-vena-is-well-tolerated-and-efficacious-in-patients-with-multifocal-motor-neuropathy
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Eduardo Nobile-Orazio, Dario Cocito, Chiara Briani, Rosaria Plasmati, Angelo Schenone, Francesca Gallia, Ivan Marjanovic, Anna Lotti Suffredini
Multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) is a rare, chronic, motor neuropathy that progressively impairs physical functioning and quality of life. Randomised controlled trials have shown that high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is superior to placebo in improving muscle strength and disability, but many patients require periodic infusions to maintain long-term improvement. This observational, multicentre, retrospective study investigated the efficacy and tolerability of human normal immunoglobulin (Ig VENA) at high intravenous infusion rates in 20 MMN patients (14 male, 6 female)...
January 31, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138867/active-music-therapy-approach-for-stroke-patients-in-the-post-acute-rehabilitation
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Alfredo Raglio, Alberto Zaliani, Paola Baiardi, Daniela Bossi, Cinzia Sguazzin, Edda Capodaglio, Chiara Imbriani, Giulia Gontero, Marcello Imbriani
Guidelines in stroke rehabilitation recommend the use of a multidisciplinary approach. Different approaches and techniques with music are used in the stroke rehabilitation to improve motor and cognitive functions but also psychological outcomes. In this randomized controlled pilot trial, relational active music therapy approaches were tested in the post-acute phase of disease. Thirty-eight hospitalized patients with ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke were recruited and allocated in two groups. The experimental group underwent the standard of care (physiotherapy and occupational therapy daily sessions) and relational active music therapy treatments...
January 30, 2017: Neurological Sciences
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