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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271643/rituximab-treatment-for-idiopathic-hypertrophic-pachymeningitis
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Yoonhyuk Jang, Soon Tae Lee, Keun Hwa Jung, Kon Chu, Sang Kun Lee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hypertrophic pachymeningitis (HP) is a rare disease caused by autoimmunity in the meninx that causes various neurologic symptoms, including headache, seizures, weakness, paresthesia, and cranial nerve palsies. Although the first-line therapy for HP is steroids, many HP cases are refractory to steroids or recur when the steroids are tapered. Here we report three HP cases that were successfully treated with rituximab (RTX). METHODS: From an institutional cohort recruited from April 2012 to July 2016, three HP cases that were identified to be steroid-refractory were treated with RTX (four weekly doses of 375 mg/m²)...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271642/large-scale-in-house-cell-based-assay-for-evaluating-the-serostatus-in-patients-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-based-on-new-diagnostic-criteria
#2
Yeseul Kim, Gayoung Kim, Byung Soo Kong, Ji Eun Lee, Yu Mi Oh, Jae Won Hyun, Su Hyun Kim, AeRan Joung, Byoung Joon Kim, Kyungho Choi, Ho Jin Kim
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The detection of aquaporin 4-IgG (AQP4-IgG) is now a critical diagnostic criterion for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). To evaluate the serostatus of NMOSD patients based on the 2015 new diagnostic criteria using a new in-house cell-based assay (CBA). METHODS: We generated a stable cell line using internal ribosome entry site-containing bicistronic vectors, which allow the simultaneous expression of two proteins (AQP4 and green fluorescent protein) separately from the same RNA transcript...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271641/impact-of-baseline-ischemia-on-outcome-in-older-patients-undergoing-endovascular-therapy-for-acute-ischemic-stroke
#3
Yang Ha Hwang, Yong Won Kim, Dong Hun Kang, Yong Sun Kim, David S Liebeskind
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The outcome for older stroke patients who undergo endovascular revascularization remains unsatisfactory. We aimed to determine the effect of the extent of baseline ischemia on outcome according to age, testing the hypothesis that the restorative capacity for recovery is only marginal in older patients. METHODS: Two hundred and thirteen patients who underwent endovascular revascularization due to occlusion in the M1 segment of the middle cerebral artery (with or without internal carotid artery occlusions) were selected for analysis...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271640/neuroprotective-effect-of-lacosamide-on-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury-in-neonatal-rats
#4
Gun Ha Kim, Jung Hye Byeon, Baik Lin Eun
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Lacosamide (LCM) is an antiepileptic drug that enhances the slow inactivation of sodium channels and modulates collapsin response mediator protein-2. LCM was recently demonstrated to exert a neuroprotective effect in a murine model of traumatic brain injury and status epilepticus. Assuming the same underlying excitotoxicity-related brain injury mechanism, we hypothesized that LCM would have a neuroprotective effect in hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. METHODS: We divided rats into three groups at each testing session: pre- or postfed with LCM, fed with normal saline, and sham...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176506/surfer-s-myelopathy-mimicking-infectious-myelitis
#5
LETTER
Jongsuk Choi, Hung Youl Seok, Yoohwan Kim, Byung Jo Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176505/atypical-acute-motor-axonal-neuropathy-with-cerebrospinal-pleocytosis-mimicking-myelitis
#6
LETTER
Jiwon Yang, Yeong Bae Lee, Kwang Woo Lee, Hyeon Mi Park
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176504/morphological-and-microstructural-changes-of-the-hippocampus-in-early-mci-a-study-utilizing-the-alzheimer-s-disease-neuroimaging-initiative-database
#7
Peter Lee, Hojin Ryoo, Jinah Park, Yong Jeong
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: With the aim of facilitating the early detection of Alzheimer's disease, the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative proposed two stages based on the memory performance: early mild cognitive impairment (EMCI) and late mild cognitive impairment (LMCI). The current study was designed to investigate structural differences in terms of surface atrophy and microstructural changes of the hippocampus in EMCI and LMCI. METHODS: Hippocampal shape modeling based on progressive template surface deformation was performed on T1-weighted MRI images obtained from 20 cognitive normal (CN) subjects, 17 EMCI patients, and 20 LMCI patients...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176503/evolution-of-neurolymphomatosis-to-lymphomatosis-cerebri
#8
LETTER
Gregory Youngnam Chang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176502/laminar-cortical-hypointensities-in-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-in-a-case-of-progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy
#9
LETTER
Georgios N Papadimitropoulos, Stefanos Lachanis, Christina Zompola, Odysseas Kargiotis, Georgios Magoufis, Konstantinos Voumvourakis, Georgios Tsivgoulis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176501/recurrent-stroke-as-the-clinical-onset-of-poems-syndrome
#10
LETTER
Zigao Wang, Lu Xiong, Hengbing Zu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176500/role-of-perfusion-weighted-imaging-in-a-diffusion-weighted-imaging-negative-transient-ischemic-attack
#11
Sang Hun Lee, Hyun Wook Nah, Bum Joon Kim, Sung Ho Ahn, Jong S Kim, Dong Wha Kang, Sun U Kwon
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The absence of acute ischemic lesions in diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients makes it difficult to diagnose the true vascular etiologies. Among patients with DWI-negative TIA, we investigated whether the presence of a perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI) abnormality implied a true vascular event by identifying new acute ischemic lesions in follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in areas corresponding to the initial PWI abnormality...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176499/ct-angiography-of-collateral-vessels-and-outcomes-in-endovascular-treated-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients
#12
Beom Joon Kim, Jong Won Chung, Hong Kyun Park, Jun Yup Kim, Mi Hwa Yang, Moon Ku Han, Cheolkyu Jeong, Gyojun Hwang, O Ki Kwon, Hee Joon Bae
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Measuring the extent of the collateral blood vessels using computed tomography (CT) angiography source images may promote tissue survival and functional gain in acute ischemic stroke patients who are candidates for endovascular recanalization treatment. METHODS: Of 5,558 acute stroke patients registered in a prospective clinical stroke registry, 104 met the selection criteria of endovascular recanalization treatment for internal cerebral artery or middle cerebral artery main-stem (M1) occlusions and presented for treatment ≤4 hours after the event...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079319/erratum-to-ataxia-with-oculomotor-apraxia-type-1-without-oculomotor-apraxia-a-case-report
#13
Minwoo Lee, Nan Young Kim, Jin Young Huh, Young Eun Kim, Yun Joong Kim
This corrects the article on p. 126 in vol. 12, PMID: 26541496.
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079318/duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-and-becker-muscular-dystrophy-confirmed-by-multiplex-ligation-dependent-probe-amplification-genotype-phenotype-correlation-in-a-large-cohort
#14
Seena Vengalil, Veeramani Preethish-Kumar, Kiran Polavarapu, Manjunath Mahadevappa, Deepha Sekar, Meera Purushottam, Priya Treesa Thomas, Saraswathi Nashi, Atchayaram Nalini
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Studies of cases of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) confirmed by multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) have determined the clinical characteristics, genotype, and relations between the reading frame and phenotype for different countries. This is the first such study from India. METHODS: A retrospective genotype-phenotype analysis of 317 MLPA-confirmed patients with DMD or BMD who visited the neuromuscular clinic of a quaternary referral center in southern India...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079317/human-umbilical-cord-blood-cd34-positive-cells-as-predictors-of-the-incidence-and-short-term-outcome-of-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-a-pilot-study
#15
Sahar M A Hassanein, Mohamed Hassan Nasr Eldin, Hanaa A Amer, Adel E Abdelhamid, Moustafa El Houssinie, Abir Ibrahim
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is one of the leading causes of neurological handicap in developing countries. Human umbilical cord blood (hUCB) CD34-positive (CD34⁺) stem cells exhibit the potential for neural repair. We tested the hypothesis that hUCB CD34⁺ stem cells and other cell types [leukocytes and nucleated red blood cells (NRBCs)] that are up-regulated during the acute stage of perinatal asphyxia (PA) could play a role in the early prediction of the occurrence, severity, and mortality of HIE...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079316/clinical-characteristics-and-treatment-response-of-peripheral-neuropathy-in-the-presence-of-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-churg-strauss-syndrome-experience-at-a-single-tertiary-center
#16
Hye Jin Cho, Sehyo Yune, Jin Myoung Seok, Eun Bin Cho, Ju Hong Min, Yeon Lim Seo, Byung Jae Lee, Byoung Joon Kim, Dong Chull Choi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is a rare systemic small-vessel vasculitis accompanied by asthma, eosinophilia, and eosinophilic inflammation of various tissues including the peripheral nerves. This study investigated the clinical course and long-term outcomes of peripheral neuropathy in patients with EGPA. METHODS: Seventy-one patients with physician-diagnosed EGPA were identified at Samsung Medical Center between January 1995 and April 2014...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079315/migraine-susceptibility-genes-in-han-chinese-of-fujian-province
#17
Qi Fang Lin, Zi Chun Chen, Xian Guo Fu, Jing Yang, Luo Yuan Cao, Long Teng Yao, Yong Tong Xin, Gen Bin Huang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Five single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) (rs4379368, rs10504861, rs10915437, rs12134493 and rs13208321) were recently identified in a Western population with migraine. These migraine-associated SNPs have not been evaluated in a Han Chinese population. This study investigated the associations of specific SNPs with migraine in a Han population. METHODS: This was a case-control study of Han Chinese residing in Fujian Province. Polymerase chain reaction-restriction-fragment-length polymorphism analysis and direct sequencing were used to characterize the relationships of SNPs in a control group of 200 subjects and in a migraine group of 201 patients...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079314/scn1a-gene-mutation-and-adaptive-functioning-in-18-vietnamese-children-with-dravet-syndrome
#18
Thi Thu Hang Do, Diem My Vu, Thi Thuy Kieu Huynh, Thi Khanh Van Le, Eun Hwa Sohn, Thieu Mai Thao Le, Huu Hao Ha, Chi Bao Bui
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Dravet syndrome is a rare and severe type of epilepsy in infants. The heterogeneity in the overall intellectual disability that these patients suffer from has been attributed to differences in genetic background and epilepsy severity. METHODS: Eighteen Vietnamese children diagnosed with Dravet syndrome were included in this study. SCN1A variants were screened by direct sequencing and multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification. Adaptive functioning was assessed in all patients using the Vietnamese version of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, and the results were analyzed relative to the SCN1A variants and epilepsy severity...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079313/postischemic-inflammation-in-acute-stroke
#19
REVIEW
Simone Vidale, Arturo Consoli, Marco Arnaboldi, Domenico Consoli
Cerebral ischemia is caused by arterial occlusion due to a thrombus or an embolus. Such occlusion induces multiple and concomitant pathophysiological processes that involve bioenergetic failure, acidosis, loss of cell homeostasis, excitotoxicity, and disruption of the blood-brain barrier. All of these mechanisms contribute to neuronal death, mainly via apoptosis or necrosis. The immune system is involved in this process in the early phases after brain injury, which contributes to potential enlargement of the infarct size and involves the penumbra area...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868403/clinical-and-pathological-findings-of-a-korean-family-with-pathogenic-variants-of-the-ttn-gene
#20
LETTER
Hyung Jun Park, Jung Hwan Lee, Se Hoon Kim, Ji Man Hong, Ha Young Shin, Seung Min Kim, Ji Hyun Lee, Kee Duk Park, Young Chul Choi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
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