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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404068/association-between-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-and-migraine-in-children-and-adolescents-a-case-control-study
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Julie Le Gal, Jean-Francois Michel, Victoria Elisa Rinaldi, Daniele Spiri, Raffaella Moretti, Donatella Bettati, Silvia Romanello, Paola Berlese, Rosa Lualdi, Priscilla Boizeau, Jerome Viala, Marc Bellaiche, Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti, Giovanni Crichiutti, Corinne Alberti, Luigi Titomanlio
BACKGROUND: Functional gastrointestinal disorders and migraine are both common causes of medical attention. We have previously shown an association between migraine and infant colic. In this case-control study, we aimed to establish whether there is an association between migraine and other functional gastrointestinal disorders in children and adolescents. METHODS: We included children and adolescents aged 6-17 years presenting to the emergency department of four tertiary hospitals in France and Italy...
October 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400980/association-between-coagulation-function-and-cerebral-microbleeds-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-or-rheumatic-heart-disease
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Junfeng Liu, Deren Wang, Yao Xiong, Bian Liu, Jing Lin, Shihong Zhang, Bo Wu, Chenchen Wei, Ming Liu
Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs), which indicate hemorrhage-prone disease, may associate with hemostatic abnormalities, but the association between CMBs and coagulation function is uncertain. We aimed to examine this possible association. The following coagulation function indicators were evaluated in 85 consecutive ischemic stroke patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and/or rheumatic heart disease: prothrombintime (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), and levels of D-dimer and fibrinogen. Indicators were assessed within 24 h after admission...
April 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394231/long-term-neurodevelopmental-outcome-of-children-born-to-prospectively-followed-pregnancies-of-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-or-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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C Nalli, A Iodice, L Andreoli, J Galli, A Lojacono, M Motta, E Fazzi, A Tincani
Background Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) are autoimmune diseases that affect women of childbearing age. Maternal IgG antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) can cross the placenta during pregnancy and theoretically reach the fetal brain. Some studies showed an increased number of learning disabilities in these children. Objectives To evaluate the long-term neurodevelopmental outcome of 40 children (median age 7.4 years) born to mothers with SLE and/or APS carrying positive IgG aPL during the third trimester of pregnancy...
April 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389021/ictal-speech-and-language-dysfunction-in-adult-epilepsy-clinical-study-of-95%C3%A2-seizures
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C Dussaule, C Cauquil, C Flamand-Roze, J-P Gagnepain, V Bouilleret, C Denier, P Masnou
PURPOSE: To analyze the semiological characteristics of the language and speech disorders arising during epileptic seizures, and to describe the patterns of language and speech disorders that can predict laterality of the epileptic focus. METHOD: This study retrospectively analyzed 95 consecutive videos of seizures with language and/or speech disorders in 44 patients admitted for diagnostic video-EEG monitoring. Laterality of the epileptic focus was defined according to electro-clinical correlation studies and structural and functional neuroimaging findings...
April 4, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375917/urogenital-symptoms-in-neurologic-patients
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Jalesh N Panicker
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Lower urinary tract and sexual dysfunction are commonly reported sequelae of neurologic disease and have a significant impact on quality of life. This article presents an up-to-date summary of the clinical presentation, investigations, and treatment options for urogenital dysfunction in patients with neurologic disease. RECENT FINDINGS: The pattern of lower urinary tract dysfunction is influenced by the site of the neurologic lesion. The risk for developing upper urinary tract damage is considerably less in patients with slowly progressive nontraumatic neurologic disorders, as compared to those with spinal cord injury or spina bifida...
April 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375912/disorders-of-taste-and-smell
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Ronald DeVere
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article aims to educate clinical neurologists on the importance of taste and smell disorders in clinical neurology. These disorders commonly occur in head trauma, multiple sclerosis, seizure disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases such as idiopathic Parkinson disease and dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer disease, just to name a few. This article covers the basic anatomy of smell and taste, notes the important points of taking a proper history, and discusses smell and taste testing, which are inexpensive, minimally time-consuming procedures...
April 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375910/dizziness-in-the-outpatient-care-setting
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Terry D Fife
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article summarizes an approach to evaluating dizziness for the general neurologist and reviews common and important causes of dizziness and vertigo. RECENT FINDINGS: Improved methods of diagnosing patients with vertigo and dizziness have been evolving, including additional diagnostic criteria and characterization of some common conditions that cause dizziness (eg, vestibular migraine, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, chronic subjective dizziness)...
April 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368272/consensus-statement-of-the-indian-academy-of-pediatrics-on-evaluation-and-management-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Samir Dalwai, Shabina Ahmed, Vrajesh Udani, Nandini Mundkur, S S Kamath, M K C Nair
JUSTIFICATION: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a clinically heterogenous condition with a wide range of etiological factors and causing significant public health burden. ASD poses a serious developmental disadvantage to the child in the form of poor schooling, social function and adult productivity. Thus, framing evidence-based national guidelines is a pressing need. PROCESS: The meeting on formulation of national consensus guidelines on neurodevelopmental disorders was organized by Indian Academy of Paediatrics in Mumbai on 18th and 19th December 2015...
March 29, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367674/high-edss-can-predict-risk-for-upper-urinary-tract-damage-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Benjamin V Ineichen, Marc P Schneider, Martin Hlavica, Niels Hagenbuch, Michael Linnebank, Thomas M Kessler
BACKGROUND: Neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD) is very common in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), and it might jeopardize renal function and thereby increase mortality. Although there are well-known urodynamic risk factors for upper urinary tract damage, no clinical prediction parameters are available. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess clinical parameters potentially predicting urodynamic risk factors for upper urinary tract damage. METHODS: A consecutive series of 141 patients with MS referred from neurologists for primary neuro-urological work-up including urodynamics were prospectively evaluated...
March 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347498/jules-and-augusta-dejerine-pierre-marie-joseph-babi%C3%A5-ski-georges-guillain-and-their-students-during-world-war-i
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REVIEW
O Walusinski
World War I (1914-1918), however tragic, was nonetheless an "edifying school of nervous system experimental pathology" not only because of the various types of injuries, but also because their numbers were greater than any physician could have foreseen. The peripheral nervous system, the spine and the brain were all to benefit from the subsequent advances in clinical and anatomo-functional knowledge. Neurosurgeons took on nerve sutures, spinal injury exploration, and the localization and extraction of intracranial foreign bodies...
March 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343240/childhood-angular-kyphosis-a-plea-for-involvement-of-the-pediatric-neurosurgeon
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E Cornips, S Koudijs, J Vles, L van Rhijn
INTRODUCTION: Childhood angular kyphosis is rare, as most children are affected by a mixed kyphotic and scoliotic deformity. Published series involving a mix of kyphosis and kyphoscoliosis, pediatric and adult, congenital and acquired cases are almost exclusively authored by orthopedic surgeons, suggesting that (pediatric) neurosurgeons are not involved. CASE SERIES: We present five cases that illustrate the spectrum of angular kyphosis, and these were treated by a multidisciplinary team including child neurologist, orthopedic surgeon, and pediatric neurosurgeon as complementary partners...
March 25, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329183/remote-traumatic-brain-injury-is-associated-with-motor-dysfunction-in-older-military-veterans
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Raquel C Gardner, Carrie B Peltz, Kimbra Kenney, Kenneth E Covinsky, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Kristine Yaffe
Background: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been identified as a risk factor for Parkinson's disease (PD). Motor dysfunction among TBI-exposed elders without PD has not been well characterized. We sought to determine whether remote TBI is a risk factor for motor dysfunction on exam and functionally relevant motor dysfunction in day-to-day life among independently living elders without PD. Methods: This is a cross-sectional cohort study of independently living retired military veterans aged 50 or older with (n = 78) and without (n = 85) prior TBI-all without diagnosed PD...
January 20, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302865/management-of-patients-with-functional-neurological-symptoms-a-single-centre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Marc Pleizier, Rob J de Haan, Marinus Vermeulen
OBJECTIVE: Is health-related quality of life 12 months after randomisation in participants with functional neurological symptoms better after discussion of the diagnosis by trained neurologists who schedule at least two follow-up visits (intervention group) than after the same discussion of the diagnosis by these neurologists and immediate referral to the general practitioner (control group)? METHODS: A single-centre randomised controlled trial at one academic outpatient department of neurology...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300737/setting-up-of-a-cerebral-visual-impairment-clinic-for-children-challenges-and-future-developments
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Swetha Sara Philip
AIM: The aim of this study is to describe the setting up of a cerebral visual impairment (CVI) clinic in a tertiary care hospital in South India and to describe the spectrum of cases seen. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The CVI clinic, set up in February 2011, receives interdisciplinary input from a core team involving a pediatrician, neurologist, psychiatrist, occupational therapist, pediatric ophthalmologist, and an optometrist. All children, <18 years of age, with cerebral palsy (CP), learning disability, autism, neurodegenerative diseases, and brain trauma are referred to the clinic for functional vision assessment and opinion for further management...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298626/gain-of-function-mutation-p-arg225cys-in-scn11a-causes-familial-episodic-pain-and-contributes-to-essential-tremor
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Xue-Rong Leng, Xiao-Hong Qi, Yong-Tao Zhou, Yu-Ping Wang
Familial episodic pain is a rare autosomal-dominant disorder characterized by recurrent attacks of pain. The pathogenesis of familial episodic pain is not very clear so far. Essential tremor is the most common movement disorder, but the identification of essential tremor genes has remained elusive. We studied a four-generation Chinese family with early-onset familial episodic pain and adult onset familial essential tremor. All essential tremor diagnoses were confirmed based on a review of the questionnaires, videotaped neurological examinations and was then reconfirmed by a senior neurologist specializing in movement disorders using published criteria...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295142/creation-of-an-interprofessional-teledementia-clinic-for-rural-veterans-preliminary-data
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Becky B Powers, Marcia C Homer, Natalia Morone, Natali Edmonds, Michelle I Rossi
The teledementia clinic is a new model of care that expands the reach of specialized geriatric and dementia care using clinical video telehealth (CVT) to rural veterans, who frequently lack access to specialty care. The clinic is a Veterans Affairs (VA) Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center clinical demonstration project. It is located in the Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System tertiary referral hospital and serves veterans in affiliated rural community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs). Rural CBOC primary care providers refer clinic patients, or referral is according to previous cognitive impairment diagnosis in a VAPHS geriatric clinic...
March 10, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274339/conversion-disorder-a-systematic-review-of-current-terminology
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Juen Mei Ding, Richard Antony Alexander Kanaan
OBJECTIVE: It has been argued that the label given to unexplained neurological symptoms is an important contributor to their often poor acceptance, and there has been recent debate on proposals to change the name from conversion disorder. There have been multiple studies of layperson and clinician preference and this article aimed to review these. DESIGN: Multiple databases were searched using terms including "conversion disorder" and "terminology", and relative preferences for the terms extracted...
March 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273786/influence-of-statin-therapy-at-time-of-stroke-onset-on-functional-outcome-among-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Darae Ko, Jonathan L Thigpen, James A Otis, Kristen Forster, Lori Henault, Emily Quinn, Yorghos Tripodis, Peter B Berger, Nita Limdi, Elaine M Hylek
BACKGROUND: Statin pretreatment has been associated with reduced infarct volume in nonlacunar strokes. The effect of statins on functional outcomes of strokes related to atrial fibrillation (AF) is unknown. We aimed to define the influence of prestroke statin use on functional outcome in AF. METHODS: We assembled a cohort of consecutive ischemic stroke patients from 2006 to 2010. All patients underwent CT or MRI and were adjudicated by site investigators. AF was confirmed by electrocardiogram in 100% of patients...
January 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272783/variations-of-stereotypies-in-individuals-with-rett-syndrome-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-study-in-taiwan
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Lee Chin Wong, Pi-Lien Hung, Tz-Yun Jan, Wang-Tso Lee
Individuals with Rett syndrome (RTT) can have variable manifestations of stereotypies. In this nation-wide cross-sectional study, we recruited all individuals with RTT in Taiwan diagnosed as RTT by neurologists based on genetic findings and diagnostic criteria. The data were collected using questionnaire. A total 43 cases of typical RTT and 15 cases of atypical RTT, aged from 2.1 to 40.1 years, were enrolled. They included 3 (5.2%) in stage II, 42 (72.4%) in stage III, and 13 (22.4%) in stage IV. All individuals presented with at least one stereotypy...
March 8, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259179/evaluation-of-a-research-diagnostic-algorithm-for-dsm-5-neurocognitive-disorders-in-a-population-based-cohort-of-older-adults
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Ranmalee Eramudugolla, Moyra E Mortby, Perminder Sachdev, Chantal Meslin, Rajeev Kumar, Kaarin J Anstey
BACKGROUND: There is little information on the application and impact of revised criteria for diagnosing dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI), now termed major and mild neurocognitive disorders (NCDs) in the DSM-5. We evaluate a psychometric algorithm for diagnosing DSM-5 NCDs in a community-dwelling sample, and characterize the neuropsychological and functional profile of expert-diagnosed DSM-5 NCDs relative to DSM-IV dementia and International Working Group criteria for MCI...
March 4, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
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