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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340566/a-critical-review-of-manual-therapy-use-for-headache-disorders-prevalence-profiles-motivations-communication-and-self-reported-effectiveness
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Craig S Moore, David W Sibbritt, Jon Adams
BACKGROUND: Despite the expansion of conventional medical treatments for headache, many sufferers of common recurrent headache disorders seek help outside of medical settings. The aim of this paper is to evaluate research studies on the prevalence of patient use of manual therapies for the treatment of headache and the key factors associated with this patient population. METHODS: This critical review of the peer-reviewed literature identified 35 papers reporting findings from new empirical research regarding the prevalence, profiles, motivations, communication and self-reported effectiveness of manual therapy use amongst those with headache disorders...
March 24, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335819/concordance-analysis-of-microarray-studies-identifies-representative-gene-expression-changes-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-comparison-of-33-human-and-animal-studies
#2
Erin Oerton, Andreas Bender
BACKGROUND: As the popularity of transcriptomic analysis has grown, the reported lack of concordance between different studies of the same condition has become a growing concern, raising questions as to the representativeness of different study types, such as non-human disease models or studies of surrogate tissues, to gene expression in the human condition. METHODS: In a comparison of 33 microarray studies of Parkinson's disease, correlation and clustering analyses were used to determine the factors influencing concordance between studies, including agreement between different tissue types, different microarray platforms, and between neurotoxic and genetic disease models and human Parkinson's disease...
March 23, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335764/health-care-cost-associated-with-the-use-of-enzyme-inducing-and-non-enzyme-active-antiepileptic-drugs-in-the-uk-a-long-term-retrospective-matched-cohort-study
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Simon Borghs, Solène Thieffry, Matthias Noack-Rink, Peter Dedeken, Lai San Hong, Laura Byram, John Logan, Jane Chan, Victor Kiri
BACKGROUND: Some antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) induce expression of hepatic enzymes. This can contribute to comorbidities via interference with metabolic pathways and concomitant drug metabolization, thereby increasing the likelihood of health care interventions. Using medical records, we compared the direct health care cost in patients initiating epilepsy therapy with enzyme-inducing AEDs (EIAEDs) vs non-enzyme-active AEDs (nEAAEDs) over up to 12 years. METHODS: Patients with untreated epilepsy were indexed in the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink and Hospital Episode Statistics database when prescribed a new EIAED or nEAAED between January 2001 and December 2010...
March 23, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335745/ipsilateral-and-contralateral-sensory-changes-in-healthy-subjects-after-experimentally-induced-concomitant-sensitization-and-hypoesthesia
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Elena K Enax-Krumova, Stephanie Pohl, Andrea Westermann, Christoph Maier
BACKGROUND: In unilateral neuropathic pain. e.g. after peripheral nerve injury, both positive and negative sensory signs occur often, accompanied by minor but equally directed contralateral sensory changes. To mimic this feature, we experimentally aimed to induce concomitant c-fibre sensitization and block in healthy subjects and analyzed the bilateral sensory changes by quantitative sensory testing (QST) using the protocol of the German Research Network on Neuropathic Pain. METHODS: Twenty eight healthy subjects were firstly randomized in 2 groups to receive either topical capsaicin (0...
March 23, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335743/reasons-for-discontinuation-of-subcutaneous-interferon-%C3%AE-1a-three-times-a-week-among-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-real-world-cohort-study
#5
Meritxell Sabidó-Espin, Rick Munschauer
BACKGROUND: Continuation of interferon (IFN) β-based therapies is important for maximum treatment effectiveness in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS); however, few real-world data are available on discontinuation from IFN β. The aim of this cohort analysis was to estimate real-world discontinuation rates up to 3 years among MS patients in the United States taking subcutaneous (sc) IFN β-1a three times a week (tiw) and to identify whether the factors associated with discontinuation change over time...
March 23, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330447/cigarette-smoking-is-an-independent-risk-factor-for-post-stroke-delirium
#6
Tae Sung Lim, Jin Soo Lee, Jung Han Yoon, So Young Moon, In Soo Joo, Kyoon Huh, Ji Man Hong
BACKGROUND: Post-stroke delirium is a common problem in the care of stroke patients, and is associated with longer hospitalization, high short-term mortality, and an increased need for long-term care. Although post-stroke delirium occurs in approximately 10 ~ 30% of patients, little is known about the risk factors for post-stroke delirium in patients who experience acute stroke. METHODS: A total of 576 consecutive patients who experienced ischemic stroke (mean age, 65...
March 23, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327094/finger-tapping-impairments-are-highly-sensitive-for-evaluating-upper-motor-neuron-lesions
#7
Afsaneh Shirani, Braeden D Newton, Darin T Okuda
BACKGROUND: Identifying highly sensitive and reliable neurological exam components are crucial in recognizing clinical deficiencies. This study aimed to investigate finger tapping performance differences between patients with CNS demyelinating lesions and healthy control subjects. METHODS: Twenty-three patients with multiple sclerosis or clinically isolated syndrome with infratentorial and/or cervical cord lesions on MRI, and 12 healthy controls were videotaped while tapping the tip of the index finger against the tip and distal crease of the thumb using both the dominant and non-dominant hand...
March 21, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320357/outcome-of-neurological-early-rehabilitation-patients-carrying-multi-drug-resistant-bacteria-results-from-a-german-multi-center-study
#8
J D Rollnik, M Bertram, C Bucka, M Hartwich, M Jöbges, G Ketter, B Leineweber, M Mertl-Rötzer, D A Nowak, T Platz, K Scheidtmann, R Thomas, F von Rosen, C W Wallesch, H Woldag, P Peschel, J Mehrholz, M Pohl
BACKGROUND: Colonization or infection with multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria is considered detrimental to the outcome of neurological and neurosurgical early rehabilitation patients. METHODS: In a German multi-center study, 754 neurological early rehabilitation patients were enrolled and and reviewed in respect to MDR status, length of stay (LOS) and the following outcome variables: Barthel Index (BI), Early Rehabilitation Index (ERI), Glasgow Outcome Score Extended (GOSE), Coma Remission Scale (CRS), Functional Ambulation Categories (FAC)...
March 20, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320349/mindfulness-based-interventions-in-epilepsy-a-systematic-review
#9
Karen Wood, Maggie Lawrence, Bhautesh Jani, Robert Simpson, Stewart W Mercer
BACKGROUND: Mindfulness based interventions (MBIs) are increasingly used to help patients cope with physical and mental long-term conditions (LTCs). Epilepsy is associated with a range of mental and physical comorbidities that have a detrimental effect on quality of life (QOL), but it is not clear whether MBIs can help. We systematically reviewed the literature to determine the effectiveness of MBIs in people with epilepsy. METHODS: Medline, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, EMBASE, CINAHL, Allied and Complimentary Medicine Database, and PsychInfo were searched in March 2016...
March 20, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320346/process-for-developing-rehabilitation-practice-recommendations-for-individuals-with-traumatic-brain-injury
#10
Librada Callender, Rachel Brown, Simon Driver, Marie Dahdah, Ashley Collinsworth, Shahid Shafi
BACKGROUND: Attempts at measuring quality of rehabilitation care are hampered by a gap in knowledge translation of evidence-based approaches and lack of consensus on best practices. However, adoption of evidence-based best practices is needed to minimize variations and improve quality of care. Therefore, the objective of this project was to describe a process for assessing the quality of evidence of clinical practices in traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitative care. METHODS: A multidisciplinary team of clinicians developed discipline-specific clinical questions using the Population, Intervention, Control, Outcome process...
March 20, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302089/leukoaraiosis-is-associated-with-pneumonia-after-acute-ischemic-stroke
#11
Ki-Woong Nam, Hyung-Min Kwon, Jae-Sung Lim, Yong-Seok Lee
BACKGROUND: Stroke-associated pneumonia (SAP) is common in patients with acute ischemic stroke, and several risk factors have been reported. However, the relationship between underlying leukoaraiosis (LA) and SAP has not been addressed. METHODS: We collected consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke within 24 h of symptom onset. SAP was defined as the lower respiratory tract infection within the first 7 days after stroke onset, according to the modified Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria...
March 16, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302081/patient-reported-questionnaires-in-ms-rehabilitation-responsiveness-and-minimal-important-difference-of-the-multiple-sclerosis-questionnaire-for-physiotherapists-msqpt
#12
Nico Arie van der Maas
BACKGROUND: The Multiple Sclerosis Questionnaire for Physical Therapists (MSQPT) is a patient-rated outcome questionnaire for evaluating the rehabilitation of persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). Responsiveness was evaluated, and minimal important difference (MID) estimates were calculated to provide thresholds for clinical change for four items, three sections and the total score of the MSQPT. METHODS: This multicentre study used a combined distribution- and anchor-based approach with multiple anchors and multiple rating of change questions...
March 16, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279162/stroke-unit-care-in-germany-the-german-stroke-registers-study-group-adsr
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Steffi Hillmann, Silke Wiedmann, Viktoria Rücker, Klaus Berger, Darius Nabavi, Ingo Bruder, Hans-Christian Koennecke, Günter Seidel, Björn Misselwitz, Alfred Janssen, Christoph Burmeister, Christine Matthis, Otto Busse, Peter Hermanek, Peter Ulrich Heuschmann
BACKGROUND: Factors influencing access to stroke unit (SU) care and data on quality of SU care in Germany are scarce. We investigated characteristics of patients directly admitted to a SU as well as patient-related and structural factors influencing adherence to predefined indicators of quality of acute stroke care across hospitals providing SU care. METHODS: Data were derived from the German Stroke Registers Study Group (ADSR), a voluntary network of 9 regional registers for monitoring quality of acute stroke care in Germany...
March 9, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259159/measurement-properties-of-paindetect-rasch-analysis-of-responses-from-community-dwelling-adults-with-neuropathic-pain
#14
Tara L Packham, Joseph C Cappelleri, Alesia Sadosky, Joy C MacDermid, Florian Brunner
BACKGROUND: painDETECT (PD-Q) is a self-reported assessment of pain qualities developed as a screening tool for pain of neuropathic origin. Rasch analysis is a strategy for examining the measurement characteristics of a scale using a form of item response theory. We conducted a Rasch analysis to consider if the scoring and measurement properties of PD-Q would support its use as an outcome measure. METHODS: Rasch analysis was conducted on PD-Q scores drawn from a cross-sectional study of the burden and costs of NeP...
March 4, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241809/syncope-and-epilepsy-coexist-in-possible-and-drug-resistant-epilepsy-overlap-between-epilepsy-and-syncope-study-oesys
#15
Andrea Ungar, Alice Ceccofiglio, Francesca Pescini, Chiara Mussi, Gianni Tava, Martina Rafanelli, Assunta Langellotto, Niccolò Marchionni, J Gert van Dijk, Gianlugi Galizia, Domenico Bonaduce, Pasquale Abete
BACKGROUND: Differential diagnosis between syncope and epilepsy in patients with transient loss of consciousness of uncertain etiology is still unclear. Thus, the aim of the present work is to evaluate the prevalence of syncope in patients with "possible" or "drug-resistant" epilepsy. METHODS: The Overlap between Epilepsy and SYncope Study (OESYS) is a multicenter prospective observational study designed to estimate the prevalence of syncope in patients followed in Epilepsy Centers for "possible" or "drug-resistant" epilepsy and assessed according the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines of syncope diagnosis...
February 28, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241805/rapidly-progressive-psychotic-symptoms-triggered-by-infection-in-a-patient-with-methylenetetrahydrofolate-reductase-deficiency-a-case-report
#16
Shin Iida, Masataka Nakamura, Shinya Asayama, Takenobu Kunieda, Satoshi Kaneko, Hitoshi Osaka, Hirofumi Kusaka
BACKGROUND: Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) deficiency is a rare inborn error of metabolism inherited in autosomal recessive pattern and is associated with a wide spectrum of neurological abnormalities. CASE PRESENTATION: We herein describe a 15-year-old boy with MTHFR deficiency who presented with a slowly progressive decline of school performance and a spastic gait. Rapidly deteriorating psychosis and repetitive seizures triggered by a febrile infection prompted neurological investigation...
February 28, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241749/development-and-validation-of-a-score-for-evaluating-comprehensive-stroke-care-capabilities-j-aspect-study
#17
Akiko Kada, Kunihiro Nishimura, Jyoji Nakagawara, Kuniaki Ogasawara, Junichi Ono, Yoshiaki Shiokawa, Toru Aruga, Shigeru Miyachi, Izumi Nagata, Kazunori Toyoda, Shinya Matsuda, Akifumi Suzuki, Hiroharu Kataoka, Fumiaki Nakamura, Satoru Kamitani, Koji Iihara
BACKGROUND: Although the Brain Attack Coalition recommended establishing centers of comprehensive care for stroke and cerebrovascular disease patients, a scoring system for such centers was lacking. We created and validated a comprehensive stroke center (CSC) score, adapted to Japanese circumstances. METHODS: Of the selected 1369 certified training institutions in Japan, 749 completed an acute stroke care capabilities survey. Hospital performance was determined using a 25-item score, evaluating 5 subcategories: personnel, diagnostic techniques, specific expertise, infrastructure, and education...
February 28, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231845/validation-of-a-leg-movements-count-and-periodic-leg-movements-analysis-in-a-custom-polysomnography-system
#18
Ambra Stefani, Anna Heidbreder, Heinz Hackner, Birgit Högl
BACKGROUND: Periodic leg movements (PLM) during sleep (PLMS) are considered strongly related to restless legs syndrome (RLS), and are associated with polymorphisms in RLS risk genes. Various software for automatic analysis of PLMS are available, but only few of them have been validated. Aim of this study was to validate a leg movements count and analysis integrated in a commercially available polysomnography (PSG) system against manual scoring. METHODS: Twenty RLS patients with a PLMS index > 20/h and 20 controls with a PLMS index < 5/h were included...
February 23, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231828/anxiety-emotional-processing-and-depression-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis
#19
Marie-Claire Gay, Catherine Bungener, Sarah Thomas, Pierre Vrignaud, Peter W Thomas, Roger Baker, Sébastien Montel, Olivier Heinzlef, Caroline Papeix, Rana Assouad, Michèle Montreuil
BACKGROUND: Despite the high comorbidity of anxiety and depression in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), little is known about their inter-relationships. Both involve emotional perturbations and the way in which emotions are processed is likely central to both. The aim of the current study was to explore relationships between the domains of mood, emotional processing and coping and to analyse how anxiety affects coping, emotional processing, emotional balance and depression in people with MS...
February 23, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231826/what-is-the-optimal-sequence-of-decompression-for-multilevel-noncontinuous-spinal-cord-compression-injuries-in-rabbits
#20
Chaohua Yang, Baoqing Yu, Fenfen Ma, Huiping Lu, Jianmin Huang, Qinghua You, Bin Yu, Jianlan Qiao, Jianjun Feng
BACKGROUND: In recent years, multilevel spinal cord injuries (SCIs) have gained a substantial amount of attention from clinicians and researchers. Multilevel noncontinuous SCI patients cannot undergo the multiple steps of a one-stage operation because of a poor general condition or a lack of proper surgical approaches. The surgeon subsequently faces the decision of whether to initially relieve the rostral or caudal compression. In this study, we established a spinal cord compression model involving two noncontinuous segments in rabbits to evaluate the effects of differences in decompression order on the functional recovery of the spinal cord...
February 23, 2017: BMC Neurology
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