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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619160/clinical-features-and-electrocardiogram-parameters-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Hitoshi Mochizuki, Nobuyuki Ishii, Kazutaka Shiomi, Masamitsu Nakazato
We investigated the relation between clinical features and electrocardiogram (ECG) parameters in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). One hundred and fifty-six PD patients were enrolled. Their clinical features [body mass index (BMI), age, disease duration, and disease stage] and ECG parameters [RR, PR, QRS, and QT intervals, and heart rate-corrected QT (QTc)] were analyzed. BMI was positively correlated with the PR and QRS intervals in patients with PD. The QRS interval was positively correlated with disease duration and Hoehn and Yahr stage, and the QT interval and QTc were positively correlated with age...
December 11, 2017: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619159/depression-and-anxiety-as-determinants-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-united-arab-emirates
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Taoufik Alsaadi, Khadija El Hammasi, Tarek M Shahrour, Mustafa Shakra, Lamya Turkawi, Wassim Nasreddine, Seada Kassie, Mufeed Raoof
To study the impact of depression and anxiety on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with multiple sclerosis (pwMS) in the UAE. All consecutive patients attending the MS clinic over a fourmonth period, October 2014 through February 2015, at Sheikh Khalifa Medical city (SKMC) were asked to complete The World Health Organization quality of life abbreviated scale (WHOQOL-BREF), the Patient Health Questionnaire nine-item (PHQ-9) depression scale, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder seven-item (GAD-7) scale...
December 11, 2017: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619158/a-pilot-trial-of-deferiprone-in-pantothenate-kinase-associated-neurodegeneration-patients
#3
Mohammad Rohani, Saeed Razmeh, Gholam Ali Shahidi, Elham Alizadeh, Maryam Orooji
Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN) is the most common form of neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation, it is an autosomal recessive disease due to mutation in PANK 2 on chromosome 20, which causes the accumulation of iron in basal ganglia and production of free radicals that cause degeneration of the cells. Deferiprone is an iron chelator that was used in treatment of thalassemia patients, it can cross the blood-brain barrier and reverse the iron deposition in the brain. Five patients with genetically confirmed PKAN received 15 mg/kg deferiprone twice daily...
December 11, 2017: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109855/miller-fisher-syndrome-with-sinus-arrest
#4
Nobuko Shiraiwa, Mitsumasa Umesawa, Sachiko Hoshino, Tsuyoshi Enomoto, Susumu Kusunoki, Akira Tamaoka, Norio Ohkoshi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 29, 2017: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071044/chiari-type-i-malformation-with-cervicothoracic-syringomyelia-subterfuge-as-flail-arm-syndrome
#5
Zhi Gang Lan, Seidu A Richard, Jiagang Liu, Chao You
Chiari type I malformation with cervicothoracic syringomyelia although very common in clinical practice usually in children can progress slowly and mimic muscular dystrophies in adulthood. We present a rare adult case of Chiari type I malformation with cervicothoracic syringomyelia subterfuge as Flail arm syndrome. A 44-year-old man was diagnosed with congenital type I Chiari malformation with cervicothoracic syringomyelia about 21 years ago without surgery. His health status deteriorated over the years until 21 days prior to presentation when he had severe pain in the right knee...
August 29, 2017: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071043/migraine-headache-in-patients-with-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
#6
Farzad Sina, Saeed Razmeh, Neda Habibzadeh, Arefeh Zavari, Mona Nabovvati
Migraine is a neurological disorder that afflicts many people in the world and can cause severe disability during the attacks. The pathophysiology of migraine is complex and not fully understood. It seems that migraine is common in idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). However, the association between migraine headache and IIH is still unclear. The present study was conducted to assess the prevalence of migraine headache and associated factors in IIH patients. In this cross-sectional study, a total of 68 patients diagnosed with IIH underwent a medical history interview and a neurological examination...
August 29, 2017: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071042/body-mass-index-and-severity-of-parkinsonism-in-multiple-system-atrophy
#7
Ai Suzuki, Hitoshi Mochizuki, Yuka Ebihara, Kazutaka Shiomi, Masamitsu Nakazato
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 29, 2017: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071041/risk-factors-associated-with-post-stroke-dementia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Jesada Surawan, Suchat Areemit, Somsak Tiamkao, Theparak Sirithanawuthichai, Suprawita Saensak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 29, 2017: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713532/bilateral-cavernous-sinus-thrombosis-as-first-manifestation-of-primary-burkitt-lymphoma-of-the-thyroid-gland
#9
Mehdi Moghaddasi, Mona Nabovvati, Saeed Razmeh
Cavernous sinus thrombosis (CST) is a rare condition that is usually associated with infections, pregnancy, vasculitis and some types of medication, such as the contraceptive pill and paraneoplastic. Primary Burkitt lymphoma (PBL) of the thyroid gland is very uncommon and the clinical description of such cases has been largely limited to case reports. In this paper, we present a case of CST as the first manifestation of PBL of the thyroid gland. To the best of our knowledge, our patient is the first case report of PBL of the thyroid gland that presents with bilateral CST...
June 23, 2017: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713531/the-effects-of-fasting-during-ramadan-on-the-concentration-of-serotonin-dopamine-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-nerve-growth-factor
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Abdolhossein Bastani, Sadegh Rajabi, Fatemeh Kianimarkani
Neurotransmitters and neurotrophic factors are signaling molecules that play a crucial role in cell proliferation, differentiation, survival and functions of neurons. It is believed that caloric restriction could help the health of the nervous system by affecting the synthesis of neurotrophins and neurotransmitter and oxygen radical metabolism. The objective was to investigate the plasma levels of serotonin, dopamine, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and nerve growth factor (NGF) in 29 healthy fasted subjects (22 women and 7 men) during the month of fasting in Ramadan...
June 23, 2017: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713530/are-cerebrospinal-fluid-protein-levels-and-plasma-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-associated-with-prognosis-of-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Sevki Sahin, Nilgun Cinar, Sibel Karsidag
Guillain Barré syndrome (GBS) is a post-infectious acute autoimmune polyradiculopathy. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) total protein level and plasma neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) are related with autoimmune response. We aimed to reach a prognostic indicator for GBS by using electrophysiological findings, protein level of CSF, and plasma NLR based on Medical Research Council (MRC) sum score data. Cases who met diagnostic criteria of GBS and followed at least six months were enrolled in the study. Nerve conduction study (NCS) and lumbar puncture were performed one week after symptom onset...
June 23, 2017: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713529/somatoform-dissociation-fatigue-severity-and-pain-behavior-compared-in-patients-with-migraine-headache-and-in-healthy-individuals
#12
Ghasem Fattahzadeh-Ardalani, Vida Aghazadeh, Abolfazl Atalu, Vahid Abbasi
The prevalence of migraine in the world is about 15 and 7% among women and men, respectively. The purpose of this study was comparison of somatoform dissociation, fatigue severity and pain behavior in patients with migraine headache and its relationship with coping strategies. This descriptive analytical study has been done on 120 patients with migraine headache and 120 healthy subjects were selected randomly. Data collected by somatoform dissociation questionnaire (SDQ-20), fatigue severity scale, pain behavior scale and coping strategies scale...
June 23, 2017: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461885/serum-uric-acid-kidney-function-and-acute-ischemic-stroke-outcomes-in-elderly-patients-a-single-cohort-perspective-study
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Lorenzo Falsetti, William Capeci, Nicola Tarquinio, Giovanna Viticchi, Mauro Silvestrini, Vania Catozzo, Agnese Fioranelli, Laura Buratti, Francesco Pellegrini
Chronic kidney disease and hyperuricemia have been associated to an increased risk and a worse prognosis in acute ischemic stroke. Several mechanisms, including platelet dysfunction, coagulation disorders, endothelial dysfunction, inflammation, and an increased risk of atrial fibrillation could be implicated. The role of serum uric acid in this setting is still object of debate. We enrolled all the consecutive patients admitted to our department for acute ischemic stroke. Cox regression analysis was used to evaluate the risk of in-hospital death considering serum uric acid levels and all the comorbidities...
February 20, 2017: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461884/risk-of-unsuccessful-noninvasive-ventilation-for-acute-respiratory-failure-in-heterogeneous-neuromuscular-diseases-a-retrospective-study
#14
Hiroshi Kataoka, Hitoki Nanaura, Kaoru Kinugawa, Yuto Uchihara, Hiroya Ohara, Nobuyuki Eura, Ryogo Syobatake, Nobuhiro Sawa, Kiriyama Takao, Kazuma Sugie, Satoshi Ueno
If invasive ventilation can be avoided by performing noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) in patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF), the disease can be effectively managed. It is important to clarify the characteristics of patients with neuromuscular diseases in whom initial NIV is likely to be unsuccessful. We studied 27 patients in stable neuromuscular condition who initially received NIV to manage fatal ARF to identify differences in factors immediately before the onset of ARF among patients who receive continuous NIV support, patients who are switched from NIV to invasive ventilation, and patients in whom NIV is discontinued...
February 20, 2017: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286627/subcutaneous-interferon-%C3%AE-1a-administration-by-electronic-auto-injector-is-associated-with-high-adherence-in-patients-with-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-in-a-real-life-study
#15
Elina Järvinen, Juha Multanen, Sari Atula
The objective was to investigate adherence measured by an electronic auto-injector device, and self-reported adherence and treatment convenience in subjects with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), using an electronic auto-injector Rebismart(®) to self-inject interferon β-1a. Thirty one patients with RRMS using the electronic auto-injector Rebismart(®) for self-injecting interferon β-1a subcutaneously three times weekly were included in a real-life clinical multicenter study for 24 weeks in Finland...
February 20, 2017: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286626/periodic-lateralized-epileptiform-discharges-can-survive-anesthesia-and-result-in-asymmetric-drug-induced-burst-suppression
#16
Edward C Mader, Louis A Cannizzaro, Frank J Williams, Saurabh Lalan, Piotr W Olejniczak
Drug-induced burst suppression (DIBS) is bihemispheric and bisymmetric in adults and older children. However, asymmetric DIBS may occur if a pathological process is affecting one hemisphere only or both hemispheres disproportionately. The usual suspect is a destructive lesion; an irritative or epileptogenic lesion is usually not invoked to explain DIBS asymmetry. We report the case of a 66-year-old woman with new-onset seizures who was found to have a hemorrhagic cavernoma and periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges (PLEDs) in the right temporal region...
February 20, 2017: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217270/neurological-assessment-and-nerve-conduction-study-findings-in-22-patients-with-alkaptonuria-from-jordan
#17
Omar Alrawashdeh, Mohammad Alsbou, Hamed Alzoubi, Hani Al-Shagahin
Alkaptonuria is a rare metabolic disease characterised by accumulative deposition of homogentisic acid in the connective tissue of the body. This results in early degeneration of tendons, cartilages, heart valves, and other tissues. The main objective of the study is to examine the possibility of the nervous system involvement in patients with alkaptonuria The sample consists of two groups; 22 patients with AKU and 20 controls. A neurological assessment has been carried out including detailed medical history, neurological examination, and a nerve conduction study of the nerves of the dominant hand...
November 2, 2016: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217269/common-carotid-artery-occlusion-presenting-with-recurrent-syncopal-episodes
#18
Imran Kader, Steven M Jones, Catherine Harrison, Ferdinand Miteff, Senthil Kumar
Symptomatic common carotid artery (CCA) occlusion is an uncommon occurrence that may require surgical intervention. We aim to describe a case of CCA occlusion that presented with the unusual symptom of recurrent syncope. A 69-year-old lady presented with a history of recurrent syncopal episodes and amaurosis fugax associated with left leg weakness. She was found to have a right CCA occlusion on duplex ultrasound and angiography. She underwent a right common carotid endarterectomy and intraoperative findings revealed a heavily calcified plaque in the CCA just proximal to the bifurcation with organised thrombus filling the CCA proximally...
November 2, 2016: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217268/anti-musk-positive-myasthenia-gravis-and-three-semiological-cardinal-signs
#19
André P C Matta, Ana C Andorinho F Ferreira, Arielle Kirmse, Anna Carolina Damm, João Gabriel D I B Farinhas, Mariane D Barbosa, Mayara C M Teles, Camila Fiorelli, Rossano Fiorelli, Osvaldo J M Nascimento, Marco Orsini
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a relatively uncommon disorder with an annual incidence of approximately 7 to 9 new cases per million. The prevalence is about 70 to 165 per million. The prevalence of the disease has been increasing over the past five decades. This is thought to be due to better recognition of the condition, aging of the population, and the longer life span of affected patients. MG causes weakness, predominantly in bulbar, facial, and extra-ocular muscles, often fluctuating over minutes to weeks, in the absence of wasting, sensory loss, or reflex changes...
November 2, 2016: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217267/results-of-the-belgian-sentinel-network-of-general-practitioners-on-the-involvement-of-therapists-in-stroke-rehabilitation
#20
Silke Francois, Viviane Van Casteren, Katrien Vanthomme, Liesbeth Borgermans, Dirk Devroey
This study examines which therapists are involved in the rehabilitation of stroke survivors in Belgium at different points in time. A nationwide registration of stroke patients was provided by 199 and 189 family physicians working in sentinel practices for the years 2009 and 2010 respectively. 326 patients who were diagnosed with stroke were included. Patients with paralysis/paresis received significant more physiotherapy after one month (63%) compared to non-paralysed patients (38%) (P = 0.005). Residing in a nursing home was associated with higher proportions of patients receiving physiotherapy, both after one (P = 0...
November 2, 2016: Neurology International
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