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Neurology Research International

Jéssica Lopes de Souza, Aline Scardoeli Faiola, Carmen Silvia Molleis Galego Miziara, Maria Luiza Giraldes de Manreza
Objective: To evaluate the perceived social stigma of people with epilepsy with regard to the question of employability. Methods: A structured questionnaire was given to two groups of people with chronic diseases: those with epilepsy (study group) and those with heart disease (control group). The questions concerned employability. Results: Having epilepsy was more strongly associated with higher unemployment rates ( p < 0.0001); job layoffs ( p = 0...
2018: Neurology Research International
Hilda Nouri Hosseini, Mohammad Reza Mohammadi, Mohsen Aarabi, Narges Mohammadi, Mohammad Jafar Golalipour
Background and Objective: Corpus callosum (CC), the main white matter cable which connects two hemispheres of brain, is important in special procedures such as stereotaxic surgeries vary in size, in different populations. Determination of possible size differences in ethnical groups has special values. Patients and Methods: The size of the CC on midsagittal view was determined in 76 normal male subjects using MRI of brain hemispheres in northern Iran. The size of rostrum, body, splenium, length, and height of CC was measured for each subject...
2018: Neurology Research International
Nattaphol Uransilp, Pannawat Chaiyawatthanananthn, Sombat Muengtaweepongsa
Backgrounds: Stroke is the leading cause of death and long-term disability. Oxidative stress is elevated during occurrence of acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Soluble LOX-1 (sLOX-1) and NO are used as biomarkers for vascular oxidative stress that can reflect stabilization of atherosclerotic plaque. Previous study showed that simvastatin can reduce oxidative stress and LOX-1 expression. Objectives: To evaluate neurological outcomes and serum sLOX-1 and NO levels in patients with AIS treatment with low dose 10 mg/day and high dose 40 mg/day of simvastatin...
2018: Neurology Research International
Mathieu Nemerimana, Margaret Njambi Chege, Eunice Ajode Odhiambo
Background: Many of the nongenetic causal risk factors of intellectual disability (ID) can be prevented if they are identified early. There is paucity on information regarding potential risk factors associated with this condition in Kenya. This study aimed to establish risk factors associated with severity of nongenetic intellectual disability (ID) among children presenting with this condition at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). Methods: A hospital-based cross-sectional study was conducted over the period between March and June 2017 in pediatric and child/youth mental health departments of Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), Kenya...
2018: Neurology Research International
Julianne Vermeer, Amanda McIntyre, Shannon Janzen, Danielle Rice, Laura Allen, David Ure, Robert Teasell
Poststroke depression has been shown to affect rehabilitation progress. This study evaluated patients after stroke who actively participated in a home-based rehabilitation program to determine variables that correlated with depressive symptoms in this population. A retrospective review of patients who were provided rehabilitation by Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team clinicians between January 1, 2009, and September 30, 2015, was completed. Logistic regression analysis was conducted to determine which demographic and outcome variables (Functional Independence Measure [FIM™] and Reintegration to Normal Living Index [RNLI]) were independently associated with depressive symptoms, as defined by Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) scores...
2018: Neurology Research International
Auwal Abdullahi
Background: Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) is effective in improving motor outcomes after stroke. However, its existing protocols are resource-intensive and difficult to implement. The aim of this study is to design an easier CIMT protocol using number of repetitions of shaping practice. Method: The study design was randomized controlled trial. Participants within 4 weeks after stroke were recruited at Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital. They were randomly assigned to groups A, B, C, and D...
2018: Neurology Research International
Anna Caroline Marques Braga, Anabela Pinto, Susana Pinto, Mamede de Carvalho
Introduction: The efficacy of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) to determining exercise intensity has not been established in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). We studied this intervention. Methods: We included 48 ALS patients randomized in 2 groups: G1 ( n = 24), exercise intensity leveled by CPET; G2 ( n = 24), standard care limited by fatigue, during 6 months. ALS functional scale (ALSFRS-R) and forced vital capacity (FVC) were performed every 3 months; CPET was done at admission ( T 1) and 6 months later ( T 2)...
2018: Neurology Research International
Mohammed H Alanazy, Rima B Barakeh, Alanood Asiri, Maha F Edrees, Ahmad R Abuzinadah, Bandar N Aljafen, Taim Muayqil
Only a small fraction of patients with acute ischemic stroke receive intravenous thrombolysis (IVT). We sought to assess barriers and practice patterns in using IVT for acute ischemic stroke among neurologists in Saudi Arabia. An electronic survey was sent to all neurologists registered with the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. A total of 148 (77.5%) neurologists responded. The most common reported barriers for IVT administration were delayed presentation to hospitals (82.4%) and unclear time of symptom onset (50...
2018: Neurology Research International
Berhanu Boru Bifftu, Bewket Tadesse Tiruneh, Mengistu Mekonnen Kelkay, Nestanet Habte Bayu, Abebe Woldesellassie Tewolde, Wubet Worku Takele, Mehammed Adem Getnet, Abere Woretaw Azagew
Background: The characteristics of epilepsy such as the episodic nature of impairment of consciousness and motor control, psychomotor comorbidity, seizure frequency, and side effects of antiepileptic drugs impact negatively on the physical safety of the patients. Physical injuries such as burn, fracture, dental loss, and hemorrhage affect the quality of patients' life to the extent of death. Thus, the main purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of physical injury and associated factors among people with epilepsy...
2017: Neurology Research International
Chaiyaporn Yuksen, Yuwares Sittichanbuncha, Jayanton Patumanond, Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, Kasamon Aramvanitch, Amornrat Supamas, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth
Patients with mild head injuries, a GCS of 13-15, are at risk for intracranial hemorrhage. Clinical decision is needed to weigh between risks of intracranial hemorrhage and costs of the CT scan of the brain particularly those who are equivocal. This study aimed to find predictors for intracranial hemorrhage in patients with mild head injuries with a moderate risk of intracranial hemorrhage. We defined moderate risk of mild head injury as a GCS score of 13-15 accompanied by at least one symptom such as headache, vomiting, or amnesia or with alcohol intoxication...
2017: Neurology Research International
Radish Kumar Balasubramanium, Thejaswi Dodderi, Jayashree S Bhat
Objectives: It is well established that the brainstem regulates the act of swallow. However, the role of cortex and its influence on swallowing are still a question. Hence, the present study aimed to investigate if cerebral hemispheric laterality controls swallow activity. Methods: Thirty normal right handed participants were subjected to time test of swallow using 100 ml of water. Dual paradigm was used to investigate hemispheric laterality for swallowing which involved listening to the speech or music stimuli presented binaurally while swallowing...
2017: Neurology Research International
Gleb Makshakov, Evgeniy Magonov, Natalia Totolyan, Vladimir Nazarov, Sergey Lapin, Alexandra Mazing, Elena Verbitskaya, Tatiana Trofimova, Vladimir Krasnov, Maria Shumilina, Alexander Skoromets, Evgeniy Evdoshenko
Leptomeningeal contrast enhancement (LMCE) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a newly recognized possible biomarker in multiple sclerosis (MS), associated with MS progression and cortical atrophy. In this study, we aimed to assess the prevalence of LMCE foci and their impact on neurodegeneration and disability. Materials. 54 patients with MS were included in the study. LMCE were detected with a 3 Tesla scanner on postcontrast fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery (FLAIR) sequence. Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) score, number of relapses during 5 years from MS onset, and number of contrast-enhancing lesions on T1 weighted MRI were counted...
2017: Neurology Research International
Jittima Saengsuwan, Pathitta Suangpho, Somsak Tiamkao
Stroke is a global burden. It is not known whether patients who are most at risk of stroke (recurrent stroke or recurrent transient ischaemic attack) have enough knowledge of stroke risk factors and warning signs. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge of stroke risk factors and warning signs in this high-risk population. We performed a cross-sectional questionnaire-based study of patients with recurrent stroke or recurrent TIA admitted to Srinagarind Hospital and Khon Kaen Hospital, Thailand. A total of 140 patients were included in the study (age 65...
2017: Neurology Research International
Depei Yuan, Chuhua Zeng, Qianfeng Chen, Fengjie Wang, Lin Yuan, Yaoqian Zhu, Ziyang Shu, Ning Chen
In order to explore the effect of root-securing and brain-fortifying Liquid- (RSBFL-) mediated caveolin-1 (CAV-1) on phosphorylation of Tau protein and to uncover underlying mechanisms of RSBFL for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD), hippocampal neurons isolated from neonatal SD rats and cultured in DMEM-F12 medium were induced by exogenous A β 1-42 to establish a cell model with AD. Meanwhile, pEGFP-C1-CAV1 and CAV1-shRNA plasmids were transfected into hippocampal neurons for CAV-1 overexpression and silence, respectively...
2017: Neurology Research International
Jacopo Lenzi, Giulio Anichini, Alessandro Landi, Alfonso Piciocchi, Emiliano Passacantilli, Francesca Pedace, Roberto Delfini, Antonio Santoro
BACKGROUND: Spinal schwannomas are common benign spinal tumors. Their treatment has significantly evolved over the years, and preserving neurological functions has become one of the main treatment goals together with tumor resection. STUDY DESIGN AND AIMS: Retrospective review focused on clinical assessment, treatment techniques, and outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective study on our surgical series was performed. Clinical and operative data were analyzed...
2017: Neurology Research International
Mohammad Hassan Heidari, Abdollah Amini, Zohreh Bahrami, Ali Shahriari, Abolfazl Movafagh, Reihane Heidari
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2017: Neurology Research International
Nagendra Chaudhary, Murli Manohar Gupta, Sandeep Shrestha, Santosh Pathak, Om Prakash Kurmi, B D Bhatia, K N Agarwal
Seizures are one of the common causes for hospital admissions in children with significant mortality and morbidity. This study was conducted to study the prevalence and clinicodemographic profile of children with seizures in a tertiary care hospital of western Nepal. This prospective cross-sectional study conducted over a period of 2 years included all admitted children (2 months-16 years) with seizures. Among 4962 admitted children, seizures were present in 3.4% (n = 168) of children, with male preponderance...
2017: Neurology Research International
C A Acevedo-Triana, L A León, F P Cardenas
Brain atlases are tools based on comprehensive studies used to locate biological characteristics (structures, connections, proteins, and gene expression) in different regions of the brain. These atlases have been disseminated to the point where tools have been created to store, manage, and share the information they contain. This study used the data published by the Allen Mouse Brain Atlas (2004) for mice (C57BL/6J) and Allen Human Brain Atlas (2010) for humans (6 donors) to compare the expression of serotonin-related genes...
2017: Neurology Research International
Jules C Beal
Increased intracranial pressure due to viral meningitis has not been widely discussed in the literature, although associations with Varicella and rarely Enterovirus have been described. Patients with increased intracranial pressure and cerebrospinal fluid analysis suggestive of a viral process are sometimes classified as having atypical idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). However, a diagnosis of IIH requires normal cerebrospinal fluid, and therefore in these cases an infection with secondary intracranial hypertension may be a more likely diagnosis...
2017: Neurology Research International
Rodrigo Ramos-Zúñiga, César J García-Mercado, Iván Segura-Durán, Luis A Zepeda-Gutiérrez
The carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common entrapment neuropathies found in humans. Currently, the gold standard is surgical treatment using different modalities. The minimally invasive strategy with high resolution capacity and less morbidity is still a challenge. Methods . Prospective nonrandomised clinical trial in which a minimally invasive microsurgical approach was used following the keyhole principle in 55 consecutive patients and 65 hands under local anesthesia and ambulatory strategy. They were evaluated with stringent inclusion criteria with the Levine severity and functional status scale and with a 2-year follow-up...
2017: Neurology Research International
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