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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351787/scl20a2-mutation-presenting-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-case-report
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Xiaoyu Zhang, Gaoting Ma, Zhangning Zhao, Meijia Zhu
BACKGROUND: Primary familial brain calcification (PFBC) is a rare disorder characterized by distinctive bilateral brain calcification and variable clinical presentations. However, cerebrovascular attack was rarely reported in PFBC patients. We here reported a SLC20A2 mutation patient presenting with acute ischemic stroke. CASE PRESENTATION: A 56 years old man was transferred to our hospital because of 6 days of melena and 3 days of somnolence, agitation and mood changes...
January 19, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347976/intracisternal-tuberculoma-a-refractory-type-of-tuberculoma-indicating-surgical-intervention
#2
Fanfan Chen, Lei Chen, Yongfu Cao, Yongjun Yi, Jingwen Zhuang, Wuhua Le, Wei Xie, Lanbo Tu, Peng Li, Yimin Fang, Ling Li, Yuqing Kou, Kaikai Fu, Hua He, Hongbin Ju
BACKGROUND: Central nervous system (CNS) tuberculoma is a rare disease with severe neurological deficits. This retrospective research is to review the data of patients diagnosed as CNS tuberculoma. Surgeries were performed in all patients. The clinical features especially the neurological image and the anatomical characters of the tuberculomas were concerned. METHODS: Totally 11 patients diagnosed as CNS tuberculoma were admitted in Guangzhou First People's Hospital (7cases) and Changzheng Hospital (4 cases) during 2006-2015...
January 18, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343241/clinical-features-and-dysfunctions-of-iron-metabolism-in-parkinson-disease-patients-with-hyper-echogenicity-in-substantia-nigra-a-cross-sectional-study
#3
Shu-Yang Yu, Chen-Jie Cao, Li-Jun Zuo, Ze-Jie Chen, Teng-Hong Lian, Fang Wang, Yang Hu, Ying-Shan Piao, Li-Xia Li, Peng Guo, Li Liu, Qiu-Jin Yu, Rui-Dan Wang, Piu Chan, Sheng-di Chen, Xiao-Min Wang, Wei Zhang
BACKGROUND: Transcranial ultrasound is a useful tool for providing the evidences for the early diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Parkinson disease (PD). However, the relationship between hyper echogenicity in substantia nigra (SN) and clinical symptoms of PD patients remains unknown, and the role of dysfunction of iron metabolism on the pathogenesis of SN hyper echogenicity is unclear. METHODS: PD patients was detected by transcranial sonography and divided into with no hyper echogenicity (PDSN-) group and with hyper echogenicity (PDSN+) group...
January 17, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338750/reperfusion-therapy-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-dawn-of-a-new-era
#4
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Sonu Bhaskar, Peter Stanwell, Dennis Cordato, John Attia, Christopher Levi
Following the success of recent endovascular trials, endovascular therapy has emerged as an exciting addition to the arsenal of clinical management of patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). In this paper, we present an extensive overview of intravenous and endovascular reperfusion strategies, recent advances in AIS neurointervention, limitations of various treatment paradigms, and provide insights on imaging-guided reperfusion therapies. A roadmap for imaging guided reperfusion treatment workflow in AIS is also proposed...
January 16, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334906/rationale-and-design-of-the-carolina%C3%A2-cognition-substudy-a-randomised-controlled-trial-on-cognitive-outcomes-of-linagliptin-versus-glimepiride-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#5
Geert Jan Biessels, Jolien Janssen, Esther van den Berg, Bernard Zinman, Mark A Espeland, Michaela Mattheus, Odd Erik Johansen
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated with cognitive dysfunction and an increased risk of dementia. Linagliptin is a glucose-lowering agent of the dipeptidyl peptidase-IV (DPP-IV) inhibitor class that is of particular interest for the prevention of accelerated cognitive decline, because it may potentially benefit the brain through pleiotropic effects, beyond glucose lowering. This paper presents the design of a study that aims to establish if linagliptin is superior to the sulfonylurea glimepiride in the prevention of accelerated cognitive decline in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
January 15, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325539/chinese-cervicocephalic-artery-dissection-study-ccads-rationale-and-protocol-for-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
#6
Zhu Zhu, Yuyuan Xu, Yilong Wang, Zhenhua Zhou, Xiang Han, Aihua Liu, Jing Peng, Yi Xu, Luyao Wang
BACKGROUND: Cervicocephalic artery dissection (CAD) is an important etiology of stroke in the youth. Findings from recent studies suggest it a "group of disease entities" with different underlying etiologies, presentations and prognosis, necessitating an integral study including various types of CAD to get a better understanding of this disease. In addition, Chinese patients with CAD are likely to carry different features from their western counterparts, which remains uncertain yet. Chinese Cervicocephalic Artery Dissection Study (CCADS) therefore aims at exploring the epidemiology, risk factors, clinical/radiological features, diagnosis and prognosis of CAD in Chinese patients...
January 11, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320986/revealing-alzheimer-s-disease-genes-spectrum-in-the-whole-genome-by-machine-learning
#7
Xiaoyan Huang, Hankui Liu, Xinming Li, Liping Guan, Jiankang Li, Laurent Christian Asker M Tellier, Huanming Yang, Jian Wang, Jianguo Zhang
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an important, progressive neurodegenerative disease, with a complex genetic architecture. A key goal of biomedical research is to seek out disease risk genes, and to elucidate the function of these risk genes in the development of disease. For this purpose, expanding the AD-associated gene set is necessary. In past research, the prediction methods for AD related genes has been limited in their exploration of the target genome regions. We here present a genome-wide method for AD candidate genes predictions...
January 10, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316899/plasma-long-non-coding-rna-bace1-as-a-novel-biomarker-for-diagnosis-of-alzheimer-disease
#8
Liang Feng, Yu-Ting Liao, Jin-Cai He, Cheng-Long Xie, Si-Yan Chen, Hui-Hui Fan, Zhi-Peng Su, Zhen Wang
BACKGROUNDS: Long non-coding RNA (LncRNA) have been reported to be involved in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases, but whether it can serve as a biomarker for Alzheimer disease (AD) is not yet known. METHODS: The present study selected four specific LncRNA (17A, 51A, BACE1 and BC200) as possible AD biomarker. RT-qPCR was performed to validate the LncRNA. Receiver operating characteristic curve (ROC) and area under the ROC curve (AUC) were applied to study the potential of LncRNA as a biomarker in a population of 88 AD patients and 72 control individuals...
January 9, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316895/daily-repetitive-sensory-stimulation-of-the-paretic-hand-for-the-treatment-of-sensorimotor-deficits-in-patients-with-subacute-stroke-reset-a-randomized-sham-controlled-trial
#9
Jan C Kattenstroth, Tobias Kalisch, Matthias Sczesny-Kaiser, Wolfgang Greulich, Martin Tegenthoff, Hubert R Dinse
BACKGROUND: Repetitive sensory stimulation (RSS) adapts the timing of stimulation protocols used in cellular studies to induce synaptic plasticity. In healthy subjects, RSS leads to widespread sensorimotor cortical reorganization paralleled by improved sensorimotor behavior. Here, we investigated whether RSS reduces sensorimotor upper limb impairment in patients with subacute stroke more effectively than conventional therapy. METHODS: A single-blinded sham-controlled clinical trial assessed the effectiveness of RSS in treating sensorimotor deficits of the upper limbs...
January 9, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316893/frequency-of-sca8-sca10-sca12-sca36-fxtas-and-c9orf72-repeat-expansions-in-sca-patients-negative-for-the-most-common-sca-subtypes
#10
Gülsah Aydin, Gabriele Dekomien, Sabine Hoffjan, Wanda Maria Gerding, Jörg T Epplen, Larissa Arning
BACKGROUND: Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) subtypes are often caused by expansions in non-coding regions of genes like SCA8, SCA10, SCA12 and SCA36. Other ataxias are known to be associated with repeat expansions such as fragile X-associated tremor ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) or expansions in the C9orf72 gene. When no mutation has been identified in the aforementioned genes next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based diagnostics may also be applied. In order to define an optimal diagnostic strategy, more information about the frequency and phenotypic characteristics of rare repeat expansion disorders associated with ataxia should be at hand...
January 9, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301496/mr-imaging-features-of-benign-retroperitoneal-paragangliomas-and-schwannomas
#11
Yanguang Shen, Yan Zhong, Haiyi Wang, Lu Ma, Yingwei Wang, Kun Zhang, Zhonghua Sun, Huiyi Ye
BACKGROUND: To determine whether MRI feature analysis can differentiate benign retroperitoneal extra-adrenal paragangliomas and schwannomas. METHODS: The MRI features of 50 patients with confirmed benign retroperitoneal extra-adrenal paragangliomas and schwannomas were retrospectively reviewed by two radiologists blinded to the histopathologic diagnosis. These features were compared between two types of tumours by use of the Mann-Whitney test and binary logistic regression...
January 4, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284423/the-relationship-between-lower-limb-muscle-volume-and-body-mass-in-ambulant-individuals-with-bilateral-cerebral-palsy
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Jonathan J Noble, Emily Chruscikowski, Nicola R D Fry, Andrew P Lewis, Martin Gough, Adam P Shortland
BACKGROUND: Individuals with cerebral palsy have smaller muscle volumes normalised to body mass than their typically developing peers. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between lower limb muscle volume and body mass in young people with bilateral cerebral palsy and their typically developing peers. METHODS: Twenty-five participants with bilateral cerebral palsy (aged 14.7±3.0 years, GMFCS level I-III) and 25 of their typically developing peers (aged 16...
December 29, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282001/nitrous-oxide-induced-subacute-combined-degeneration-with-longitudinally-extensive-myelopathy-with-inverted-v-sign-on-spinal-mri-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#13
Jun Liang Yuan, Shuang Kun Wang, Tao Jiang, Wen Li Hu
BACKGROUND: Nitrous oxide (N2O), a long-standing anesthetic, is also neurotoxic by interfering with the bioavailability of vitamin B12 if abused. A few case studies have reported the neurological and psychiatric complications of N2O. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we reported a patient of N2O induced subacute combined degeneration (SCD) with longitudinally extensive myelopathy with inverted V-sign exhibiting progressive limb paresthesia and unsteady gait. CONCLUSIONS: This case raises the awareness of an important mechanism of neural toxicity of N2O, and clinical physicians should be well recognized this in the field of substance-related disorders...
December 28, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29268713/the-analysis-of-relationship-between-selected-sociodemografic-factors-and-disorders-of-speech-organs-in-parkinson-s-patients
#14
Wioletta Pawlukowska, Karolina Skonieczna-Żydecka, Iwona Rotter, Krystyna Honczarenko, Przemysław Nowacki
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of speech disorders in PD taking into account sociodemographic conditions is not frequent. This paper aims to establish correlations between articulation disorders in PD patients and factors such as the patients' sex, age, education and residence. METHODS: The study included 92 patients with idiopathic PD diagnosed by means of multiple neurological examinations, biochemical tests, MRI and CT scanning carried out in accordance with the United Kingdom Parkinson's Disease Society Brain Bank (UKPDSBB) criteria...
December 21, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246132/neuroprotective-effects-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-hbo-therapy-on-neuronal-death-induced-by-sciatic-nerve-transection-in-rat
#15
Zahra Shams, Ali Reza Khalatbary, Hassan Ahmadvand, Zohreh Zare, Kosar Kian
BACKGROUND: Recent studies shows that hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy exerts some protective effects against neural injuries. The purpose of this study was to determine the neuroprotective effects of HBO following sciatic nerve transection (SNT). METHODS: Rats were randomly divided into five groups (n = 14 per group): Sham-operated (SH) group, SH + HBO group, SNT group, and SNT + pre- and SNT + post-HBO groups (100% oxygen at 2.0 atm absolute, 60 min/day for five consecutive days beginning on 1 day before and immediately after nerve transaction, respectively)...
December 16, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246198/cortical-vein-thrombosis-in-adult-patients-of-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-correlates-with-poor-outcome-and-brain-lesions-a-retrospective-study
#16
Jiahui Liang, Hongbing Chen, Zhuhao Li, Shaofu He, Boning Luo, Shujin Tang, Wenjin Shang, Jinsheng Zeng
BACKGROUND: Cortical vein thrombosis (CVT) receives little attention in adult patients with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST). This study aimed to investigate the clinical and radiological features of adult CVST patients with concomitant CVT. METHODS: From May 2009 to May 2016, we recruited 44 adult CVST patients (diagnosed within 1 month of onset; 33.8 ± 14.0 years of age, 28 males). CVT was primarily confirmed using computed tomography venography and magnetic resonance imaging sequence of contrast enhanced three dimensions magnetization prepared rapid acquisition with gradient echo...
December 15, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237408/predictors-of-post-stroke-body-temperature-elevation
#17
Rebecca Ruborg, Karin Gunnarsson, Jakob O Ström
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence indicates that elevated body temperature after stroke is associated with unfavorable outcome. The aim of the current study was to investigate which factors predict temperature elevation within 48 h of stroke onset. Specifically, we hypothesized that temperature elevation would be associated with stroke symptom severity and that hemorrhagic stroke would cause a more pronounced temperature increase compared to ischemic stroke. METHODS: The medical records of 400 stroke patients were retrospectively reviewed...
December 13, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237403/isolated-and-repeated-stroke-like-episodes-in-a-middle-aged-man-with-a-mitochondrial-nd3-t10158c-mutation-a-case-report
#18
Satomi Mezuki, Kenji Fukuda, Tomonaga Matsushita, Yoshihisa Fukushima, Ryu Matsuo, Yu-Ichi Goto, Takehiro Yasukawa, Takeshi Uchiumi, Dongchon Kang, Takanari Kitazono, Tetsuro Ago
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) syndrome, is the most common phenotype of mitochondrial disease. It often develops in childhood or adolescence, usually before the age of 40, in a maternally-inherited manner. Mutations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) are frequently responsible for MELAS. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old man, who had no family or past history of mitochondrial disorders, suddenly developed bilateral visual field constriction and repeated stroke-like episodes...
December 13, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233158/etiology-of-isolated-pontine-infarctions-a-study-based-on-high-resolution-mri-and-brain-small-vessel-disease-scores
#19
Cheng Xia, Hui-Sheng Chen, Shi-Wen Wu, Wei-Hai Xu
BACKGROUND: In this retrospective study, we investigated the main pathogenesis of the two types of isolated pontine infarction: paramedian pontine infarcts (PPIs) and small deep pontine infarcts (SDPIs). METHODS: Acute ischemic stroke patients, comprising 117 PPI patients and 40 SDPI patients, were enrolled. High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (HR-MRI) and routine MRI sequences were performed for each patient, and clinical data were collected. The following brain small vessel disease (SVD) features of the MRI scans were each rated (0 or 1) separately: asymptomatic lacunar infarcts, white matter lesions (WMLs), deep and infratentorial cerebral microbleeds (CMBs), and enlarged perivascular spaces in the basal ganglia...
December 12, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228923/cdkn2bas-gene-polymorphisms-and-the-risk-of-intracranial-aneurysm-in-the-chinese-population
#20
Yunchang Chen, Gancheng Li, Haiyan Fan, Shenquan Guo, Ran Li, Jian Yin, Xin Zhang, Xifeng Li, Xuying He, Chuanzhi Duan
BACKGROUND: CDKN2BAS gene polymorphisms has been shown to correlation with intracranial aneurysm(IA) in the study of foreign people. The study, the author selected the Chinese people as the research object to explore whether CDKN2BAS gene polymorphisms associated with Chinese patients with IA. METHODS: We selected 200 patients(52.69 ± 11.50) with sporadic IA as experimental group, 200 participants(49.99 ± 13.00) over the same period to the hospital without cerebrovascular diseases as control group...
December 11, 2017: BMC Neurology
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