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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800728/feasibility-and-diagnostic-accuracy-of-point-of-care-handheld-echocardiography-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-a-pilot-study
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Peter Kraft, Anna Fleischer, Silke Wiedmann, Viktoria Rücker, Daniel Mackenrodt, Caroline Morbach, Uwe Malzahn, Christoph Kleinschnitz, Stefan Störk, Peter U Heuschmann
BACKGROUND: Standard echocardiography (SE) is an essential part of the routine diagnostic work-up after ischemic stroke (IS) and also serves for research purposes. However, access to SE is often limited. We aimed to assess feasibility and accuracy of point-of-care (POC) echocardiography in a stroke unit (SU) setting. METHODS: IS patients were recruited on the SU of the University Hospital Würzburg, Germany. Two SU team members were trained in POC echocardiography for a three-month period to assess a set of predefined cardiac parameters including left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)...
August 11, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797241/hospital-treatment-costs-and-length-of-stay-associated-with-hypertension-and-multimorbidity-after-hemorrhagic-stroke
#2
Adrian V Specogna, Tanvir C Turin, Scott B Patten, Michael D Hill
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have identified various treatment and patient characteristics that may be associated with higher hospital cost after spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH); a devastating type of stroke. Patient morbidity is perhaps the least understood of these cost-driving factors. We describe how hypertension and other patient morbidities affect length of stay, and hospital treatment costs after ICH using primary and simulated data. We also describe the relationship between cost and length of stay within these patients...
August 10, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793877/subarachnoid-small-vein-occlusion-due-to-inflammatory-fibrosis-a-possible-mechanism-for-cerebellar-infarction-in-cryptococcal-meningoencephalitis-a-case-report
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Yoshiteru Shimoda, Satoru Ohtomo, Hiroaki Arai, Takashi Ohtoh, Teiji Tominaga
BACKGROUND: Cryptococcal meningoencephalitis (CM) causes cerebral infarction, typically, lacunar infarction in the basal ganglia. However, massive cerebral infarction leading to death is rare and its pathophysiology is unclear. We report a case of CM causing massive cerebellar infarction, which led to cerebral herniation and death. CASE PRESENTATION: A 56-year-old man who suffered from dizziness and gait disturbance for one month was admitted to our hospital and subsequently diagnosed with a cerebellar infarction...
August 9, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793876/patient-satisfaction-with-extavipro%C3%A2-30g-a-new-auto-injector-for-administering-interferon-%C3%AE-1b-in-multiple-sclerosis-results-from-a-real-world-observational-exchange-study
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Frank A Hoffmann, Anastasiya Trenova, Miguel A Llaneza, Johannes Fischer, Giacomo Lus, Dorothea von Bredow, Núria Lara, Elaine Lam, Marlies Van Hoef, Rajesh Bakshi
BACKGROUND: Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) receiving long-term, subcutaneous interferon β-1b (IFN β-1b; Extavia®) often experience injection-site reactions and injection-site pain, which together with other side-effects (such as flu-like symptoms) result in suboptimal treatment compliance/adherence. The EXCHANGE study evaluated patient satisfaction with IFN β-1b treatment, administered using ExtaviPro™ 30G, a new auto-injector, in a real-world setting. METHODS: This 26-week, open-label, prospective, non-interventional, observational, multi-country multi-centre study enrolled patients with MS who had been treated with IFN β-1b or other disease-modifying therapies with a self-administered auto-injector for ≥3 months and who were planned to switch to IFN β-1b treatment administered using ExtaviPro™ 30G as part of routine clinical care...
August 9, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789642/uremic-encephalopathy-with-isolated-brainstem-involvement-revealed-by-magnetic-resonance-image-a-case-report
#5
Li-Jing Jia, Zhen-Zhen Qu, Xue-Qian Zhang, Yu-Juan Tian, Ying Wang
BACKGROUND: Uremic Encephalopathy (UE) is a neurological complication associated with acute or chronic renal failure. Imaging findings of UE may present involvement of the basal ganglia, cortical or subcortical regions, and white matter. We report a rare case of UE caused by neurogenic bladder with isolated brainstem involvement revealed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Immediate therapy resulted in full recovery of neurological signs and changes on MRI. CASE PRESENTATION: A 14-year-old Han Chinese woman with a history of chronic renal failure caused by neurogenic bladder...
August 8, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789629/early-onset-parkinson-s-disease-in-a-family-of-moroccan-origin-caused-by-a-p-a217d-mutation-in-pink1-a-case-report
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Brendan P Norman, Steven J Lubbe, Manuela Tan, Naomi Warren, Huw R Morris
BACKGROUND: Bi-allelic mutations in the genes Parkin (PARK2), PINK1 (PARK6) and DJ-1 (PARK7) are established causes of autosomal recessive early-onset Parkinson's Disease (EOPD). PINK1 mutations are the second commonest cause of EOPD. Specific mutations may be relatively common in certain populations because of a founder effect. Homozygous p.A217D PINK1 mutations were previously shown to cause EOPD in a large Sudanese kindred. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we report the segregation of homozygous PINK1 p...
August 8, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789625/association-between-multiple-sclerosis-cancer-risk-and-immunosuppressant-treatment-a-cohort-study
#7
Paolo Ragonese, Paolo Aridon, Giulia Vazzoler, Maria Antonietta Mazzola, Vincenzina Lo Re, Marianna Lo Re, Sabrina Realmuto, Simona Alessi, Marco D'Amelio, Giovanni Savettieri, Giuseppe Salemi
BACKGROUND: The association between multiple sclerosis (MS) and cancer has long been investigated with conflicting results. Several reports suggest an increased cancer risk among MS patients treated with immunosuppressant (IS) drugs. METHODS: We performed a cohort study including MS patients recruited at the Neurological Department of the University of Palermo. Mean follow-up period was ten years for the whole cohort. We calculated cancer incidence among patients treated with IS...
August 8, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789621/tics-as-an-initial-manifestation-of-juvenile-huntington-s-disease-case-report-and-literature-review
#8
Shi-Shuang Cui, Ru-Jing Ren, Ying Wang, Gang Wang, Sheng-Di Chen
BACKGROUND: Huntington's disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant disorder, typically characterized by chorea due to a trinucleotide repeat expansion in the HTT gene, although the clinical manifestations of patients with juvenile HD (JHD) are atypical. CASE PRESENTATION: A 17-year-old boy with initial presentation of tics attended our clinic and his DNA analysis demonstrated mutation in the HTT gene (49 CAG repeats). After treatment, his symptoms improved. Furthermore, we performed literature review through searching the databases and summarized clinical features in 33 JHD patients...
August 8, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28784108/effectiveness-safety-and-health-related-quality-of-life-of-multiple-sclerosis-patients-treated-with-fingolimod-results-from-a-12-month-real-world-observational-performs-study-in-the-middle-east
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Anat Achiron, Hany Aref, Jihad Inshasi, Mohamad Harb, Raed Alroughani, Mahendra Bijarnia, Kathryn Cooke, Ozgur Yuksel
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the use of fingolimod in real-world clinical practice and data on patient-reported health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in countries such as the Middle East are sparse. The Prospective Evaluation of Treatment with Fingolimod for Multiple Sclerosis (PERFORMS) study assessed HRQoL and effectiveness and safety of fingolimod in patients with relapsing-remitting multiples sclerosis (RRMS), primarily in Middle Eastern countries. METHODS: This 12-month, observational, multicentre, prospective, real-world study was conducted in patients with RRMS who initiated fingolimod or another approved disease-modifying treatment (DMT) within 4 weeks before study entry...
August 7, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28784102/outcome-of-ms-relapses-in-the-era-of-disease-modifying-therapy
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Muriel Stoppe, Maria Busch, Luise Krizek, Florian Then Bergh
BACKGROUND: In multiple sclerosis (MS), neurological disability results from incomplete remission of relapses and from relapse-independent progression. Intravenous high dose methylprednisolone (IVMP) is the established standard treatment to accelerate clinical relapse remission, although some patients do not respond. Most studies of relapse treatment have been performed when few patients received disease-modifying treatment and may no longer apply today. METHODS: We prospectively assessed, over one year, the course of patients who presented with a clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) or MS relapse, documenting demographic, clinical, treatment and outcome data...
August 7, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778183/prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-enlarged-perivascular-spaces-in-adult-patients-with-moyamoya-disease
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Tomoyoshi Kuribara, Takeshi Mikami, Katsuya Komatsu, Hime Suzuki, Hirofumi Ohnishi, Kiyohiro Houkin, Nobuhiro Mikuni
BACKGROUND: Enlarged perivascular spaces (EPVS) are often observed with magnetic resonance imaging in patients with small vessel disease. However, the risk factors, radiological features, and clinical relevance of EPVS in patients with moyamoya disease are poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to evaluate EPVS, the risk factors of many EPVS, and the pathophysiology of EPVS in adult patients with moyamoya disease. METHODS: One hundred cerebral hemispheres of 50 adult patients with moyamoya disease were examined...
August 4, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774283/effectiveness-of-spinal-cord-stimulation-for-painful-camptocormia-with-pisa-syndrome-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-case-report
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Hisanao Akiyama, Saki Nukui, Masashi Akamatu, Yasuhiro Hasegawa, Osamu Nishikido, Soichiro Inoue
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has recently been reported to be effective for truncal postural abnormalities such as camptocormia and Pisa syndrome in Parkinson's disease. In this case report, we describe a case of a woman with Parkinson's disease in whom SCS was effective for painful camptocormia with Pisa syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of painful camptocormia. She had noticed resting tremor in the left upper limb and aprosody at 48 years of age...
August 3, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768486/lumbar-puncture-as-possible-cause-of-sudden-paradoxical-herniation-in-patient-with-previous-decompressive-craniectomy-report-of-two-cases
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Liang Shen, Sheng Qiu, Zhongzhou Su, Xudong Ma, Renfu Yan
BACKGROUND: Lumbar puncture is often used for the diagnosis and treatment of subarchnoid hemorrhage, infection of Cerebro-spinal Fluid (CSF), hydrocephalus in neurosurgery department patients. It is general that paradoxical herniation followed by lumbar puncture is quite rare in decompressive craniectomy cases; the related reports are very few. Moreover, most of the paradoxical herniation cases are chronic, which often occur weeks or even months after the lumbar puncture, to date, barely no reports on the acute onset paradoxical herniation have been found...
August 2, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764656/relationship-between-serum-uric-acid-level-and-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-chinese-community-elderly
#14
Miao Liu, Jianhua Wang, Jing Zeng, Yao He
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the association between SUA levels within a normal to high range and the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) among community elderly. METHODS: The present study was based on 2102 community elderly from a cross-sectional study conducted in a representative urban area of Beijing between 2009 and 2010. The mean age were 71.2 ± 6.6 years old, 59.7% were female. Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) was used to assess cognitive function by trained neurology doctors...
August 1, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754095/comparison-of-neuropsychiatric-symptoms-and-diffusion-tensor-imaging-correlates-among-patients-with-subcortical-ischemic-vascular-disease-and-alzheimer-s-disease
#15
Min-Chien Tu, Wen-Hui Huang, Yen-Hsuan Hsu, Chung-Ping Lo, Jie Fu Deng, Ching-Feng Huang
BACKGROUND: The causes of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) vary according to the dementia subtype and associated neuropathology. The present study aimed to (i) compare BPSD between patients with subcortical ischemic vascular disease (SIVD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) across stages, and (ii) explore the associations with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in the corpus callosum (CC) and other major fibers. METHODS: Twenty-four patients with SIVD and 32 with AD were recruited...
July 28, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754092/peripheral-blood-lymphocytes-immunophenotyping-predicts-disease-activity-in-clinically-isolated-syndrome-patients
#16
Helena Posová, Dana Horáková, Václav Čapek, Tomáš Uher, Zdenka Hrušková, Eva Havrdová
BACKGROUND: Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) represents first neurological symptoms suggestive of demyelinating lesion in the central nervous system (CNS). Currently, there are no sufficient immunological or genetic markers predicting relapse and disability progression, nor there is evidence of the efficacy of registered disease modifying treatments (DMTs), such as intramuscular interferon beta1a. The aim of the study is to evaluate immunological predictors of a relapse or disability progression...
July 28, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750621/clinical-and-electrophysiological-features-of-post-traumatic-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
#17
Xiaowen Li, Jinting Xiao, Yanan Ding, Jing Xu, Chuanxia Li, Yating He, Hui Zhai, Bingdi Xie, Junwei Hao
BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rarely described potentially life-threatening cause of weakness. We sought to elucidate the clinical features and electrophysiological patterns of post-traumatic GBS as an aid to diagnosis. METHODS: We retrospectively studied six patients diagnosed with post-traumatic GBS between 2014 and 2016 at Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, China. Clinical features, serum analysis, lumbar puncture results, electrophysiological examinations, and prognosis were assessed...
July 27, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750603/evaluation-of-speed-accuracy-trade-off-in-a-computer-task-in-individuals-with-cerebral-palsy-a-cross-sectional-study
#18
Deborah Cristina Gonçalves Luiz Fernani, Maria Tereza Artero Prado, Talita Dias da Silva, Thais Massetti, Luiz Carlos de Abreu, Fernando Henrique Magalhães, Helen Dawes, Carlos Bandeira de Mello Monteiro
BACKGROUND: Individuals with Cerebral Palsy (CP) present with sensorimotor dysfunction which make the control and execution of movements difficult. This study aimed to verify the speed-accuracy trade-off in individuals with CP. METHODS: Forty eight individuals with CP and 48 with typical development (TD) were evaluated (32 females and 64 males with a mean age of 15.02 ± 6.37 years: minimum 7 and maximum 30 years). Participants performed the "Fitts' Reciprocal Aiming Task v...
July 27, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732484/characteristic-differences-in-the-mini-mental-state-examination-used-in-asian-countries
#19
Yong S Shim, Dong Won Yang, Hee-Jin Kim, Young Ho Park, SangYun Kim
BACKGROUND: The mini-mental state examination (MMSE) was adapted by individual countries according to their languages and cultures, though it has not been systematically compared. The objective of this study was to compare the linguistic and cultural variations of the MMSE used in various Asian countries. With this, we can analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the MMSE and consider using a common version in future international clinical studies in Asia. METHODS: We collected the MMSEs used in 11 Asian nations...
July 21, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732478/comparative-assessment-of-clinical-rating-scales-in-wilson-s-disease
#20
Hanna M Volpert, Jan Pfeiffenberger, Jan B Gröner, Wolfgang Stremmel, Daniel N Gotthardt, Mark Schäfer, Karl Heinz Weiss, Markus Weiler
BACKGROUND: Wilson's disease (WD) is an autosomal recessive disorder of copper metabolism resulting in multifaceted neurological, hepatic, and psychiatric symptoms. The objective of the study was to comparatively assess two clinical rating scales for WD, the Unified Wilson's Disease Rating Scale (UWDRS) and the Global Assessment Scale for Wilson's disease (GAS for WD), and to test the feasibility of the patient reported part of the UWDRS neurological subscale (termed the "minimal UWDRS")...
July 21, 2017: BMC Neurology
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