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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228838/a-rare-case-of-bilateral-optic-neuritis-and-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-post-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-infection
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Aravindhan Baheerathan, Amy Ross Russell, Fion Bremner, Simon F Farmer
Neurological complications are the most commonly encountered extra-pulmonary manifestation of infection with Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumoniae). Here the authors report the case of a 39-year-old woman who was admitted with acute-onset bilateral visual loss coinciding with ascending numbness. Clinical examination, neurological imaging, and nerve conduction studies revealed a syndrome of bilateral optic neuritis and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). Serological testing confirmed recent exposure to M. pneumoniae...
February 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218014/bilateral-otoneurological-pathology-to-operate-or-not
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Shivun Khosla, Matthew Elliot, Neil Donnelly
OBJECTIVE: To illustrate our experience when managing a complex patient with potentially life-threatening bilateral otological disease facing multisensory compromise including complete loss of audiovestibular function and visual disturbance Clinical presentation: A 67 year old lady, presented with a large left vestibular schwannoma and extensive right cholesteatoma encircling the otic capsule. She underwent translabyrinthine resection of the vestibular schwannoma, resulting in profound sensorineural hearing loss, vestibular hypofunction and corneal scarring following an initial temporary facial palsy...
February 20, 2017: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214641/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-causing-vision-loss-following-endoscopic-endonasal-resection-of-pituitary-adenoma-a-case-report
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Nicolas W Villelli, Daniel M Prevedello, Daniel S Ikeda, Alaa S Montaser, Bradley A Otto, Ricardo L Carrau
BACKGROUND: Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) is characterized by headache, altered mental status, visual changes, and seizure combined with brain imaging consistent with cerebral edema without infarction. To the best of our knowledge, we report the first case of PRES following an endoscopic endonasal resection of a pituitary macroadenoma. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 59-year-old female was diagnosed with a pituitary macroadenoma, for which she underwent endoscopic endonasal extracapsular resection...
February 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206829/validity-of-low-contrast-letter-acuity-as-a-visual-performance-outcome-measure-for-multiple-sclerosis
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Laura J Balcer, Jenelle Raynowska, Rachel Nolan, Steven L Galetta, Raju Kapoor, Ralph Benedict, Glenn Phillips, Nicholas LaRocca, Lynn Hudson, Richard Rudick
Low-contrast letter acuity (LCLA) has emerged as the leading outcome measure to assess visual disability in multiple sclerosis (MS) research. As visual dysfunction is one of the most common manifestations of MS, sensitive visual outcome measures are important in examining the effect of treatment. Low-contrast acuity captures visual loss not seen in high-contrast visual acuity (HCVA) measurements. These issues are addressed by the MS Outcome Assessments Consortium (MSOAC), including representatives from advocacy organizations, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMA), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), academic institutions, and industry partners along with persons living with MS...
February 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168568/purtscher-like-retinopathy-associated-with-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-cervix
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Darren Shu Jeng Ting, Jonathan Smith, Stephen James Talks
PURPOSE: To describe a previously unreported case of Purtscher-like retinopathy secondary to severe acute renal failure associated with squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix. METHODS: This is a case report. RESULTS: A 31-year-old female presented with a week history of acute abdominal pain, vomiting and severe renal failure followed by a sudden onset of bilateral visual loss. Vision was hand movement in either eye with central scotoma. Ophthalmic examination demonstrated bilateral retinal thickening and whitening with intraretinal hemorrhages localized to the peripapillary area, consistent with the diagnosis of Purtscher-like retinopathy...
February 6, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166108/short-term-vision-loss-following-whipple-surgery-a-case-report
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Lakshman Gollapalli, Aashish J Kumar, Kunal Sood, Rudram Muppuri
Occipital seizures may result in visual deficits and may be an ictal or postictal phenomenon. A 71-year-old woman underwent pancreatoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure). During recovery in the postanesthesia care unit, the patient complained of blindness. Upon transfer to the intensive care unit, an electroencephalogram indicated bilateral occipital and hemispheric seizure activity. The patient was treated with antiseizure medication, and vision normalized within 3 days. Subtherapeutic concentration of free phenytoin was confirmed...
February 3, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147266/visualizing-changes-in-cdkn1c-expression-links-early-life-adversity-to-imprint-mis-regulation-in-adults
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Mathew Van de Pette, Allifia Abbas, Amelie Feytout, Gráinne McNamara, Ludovica Bruno, Wilson K To, Andrew Dimond, Alessandro Sardini, Zoe Webster, James McGinty, Eleanor J Paul, Mark A Ungless, Paul M W French, Dominic J Withers, Anthony Uren, Anne C Ferguson-Smith, Matthias Merkenschlager, Rosalind M John, Amanda G Fisher
Imprinted genes are regulated according to parental origin and can influence embryonic growth and metabolism and confer disease susceptibility. Here, we designed sensitive allele-specific reporters to non-invasively monitor imprinted Cdkn1c expression in mice and showed that expression was modulated by environmental factors encountered in utero. Acute exposure to chromatin-modifying drugs resulted in de-repression of paternally inherited (silent) Cdkn1c alleles in embryos that was temporary and resolved after birth...
January 31, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139754/intranasal-delivery-of-a-novel-amnion-cell-secretome-prevents-neuronal-damage-and-preserves-function-in-a-mouse-multiple-sclerosis-model
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Reas S Khan, Kimberly Dine, Bailey Bauman, Michael Lorentsen, Lisa Lin, Helayna Brown, Leah R Hanson, Aleta L Svitak, Howard Wessel, Larry Brown, Kenneth S Shindler
The ability of a novel intranasally delivered amnion cell derived biologic to suppress inflammation, prevent neuronal damage and preserve neurologic function in the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis animal model of multiple sclerosis was assessed. Currently, there are no existing optic nerve treatment methods for disease or trauma that result in permanent vision loss. Demyelinating optic nerve inflammation, termed optic neuritis, induces permanent visual dysfunction due to retinal ganglion cell damage in multiple sclerosis and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis...
January 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128691/nadh-fluorescence-imaging-and-the-histological-impact-of-cortical-spreading-depolarization-during-the-acute-phase-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rats
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Tomohisa Shimizu, Tomohito Hishikawa, Shingo Nishihiro, Yukei Shinji, Yuji Takasugi, Jun Haruma, Masafumi Hiramatsu, Hirokazu Kawase, Sachiko Sato, Ryoichi Mizoue, Yoshimasa Takeda, Kenji Sugiu, Hiroshi Morimatsu, Isao Date
OBJECTIVE Although cortical spreading depolarization (CSD) has been observed during the early phase of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in clinical settings, the pathogenicity of CSD is unclear. The aim of this study is to elucidate the effects of loss of membrane potential on neuronal damage during the acute phase of SAH. METHODS Twenty-four rats were subjected to SAH by the perforation method. The propagation of depolarization in the brain cortex was examined by using electrodes to monitor 2 direct-current (DC) potentials and obtaining NADH (reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) fluorescence images while exposing the parietal-temporal cortex to ultraviolet light...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120068/olfactory-groove-meningiomas-acute-presentation-and-potential-pitfalls-in-management-and-functional-restoration
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Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, Shaan M Raza, Christos Lazaridis, Alessandro Olivi
Meningiomas are typically benign, slow-growing lesions that present after an insidious onset of symptoms related to mass effect. The acute presentation of a patient who has suffered a transtentorial herniation event due to a meningioma is rare. There are only few publications describing such a presentation in the absence of hemorrhage [1]. In this case report, a patient with an olfactory groove meningioma presenting with signs and symptoms of transtentorial herniation in the absence of tumor-associated hemorrhage is discussed...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119303/effects-of-sleep-loss-on-subjective-complaints-and-objective-neurocognitive-performance-as-measured-by-the-immediate-post-concussion-assessment-and-cognitive-testing
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Ryan P J Stocker, Hassen Khan, Luke Henry, Anne Germain
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effects of total and partial sleep deprivation on subjective symptoms and objective neurocognitive performance, as measured by the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) in a sample of healthy adults. METHOD: One-hundred and two, right-handed, healthy participants (between ages 18 and 30 years old) completed three consecutive nights in the sleep laboratory with concurrent continuous polysomnography monitoring...
January 23, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111251/a-colour-preference-technique-to-evaluate-acrylamide-induced-toxicity-in-zebrafish
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Laibing Jia, Rakesh Kotapati Raghupathy, Aishah Albalawi, Zhenkai Zhao, James Reilly, Qing Xiao, Xinhua Shu
The zebrafish has become a commonly used vertebrate model for toxicity assessment, of particular relevance to the study of toxic effects on the visual system because of the structural similarities shared by zebrafish and human retinae. In this article we present a colour preference-based technique that, by assessing the functionality of photoreceptors, can be used to evaluate the effects of toxicity on behaviour. A digital camera was used to record the locomotor behaviour of individual zebrafish swimming in a water tank consisting of two compartments separated by an opaque perforated wall through which the fish could pass...
January 19, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108140/steroid-treatment-in-ocular-tuberculosis-a-double-edged-sword
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S Souissi, T David, L Beral
INTRODUCTION: We report the case of a Caribbean patient with an atypical presentation of bilateral tuberculous chorioretinopathy. PATIENT AND METHODS: A 57-year-old woman, with hypertension and non-insulin dependent diabetes, was referred to our center for a sudden loss of vision in the right eye to hand motions. Ophthalmic examination revealed only right papilledema. Brain magnetic resonance imaging was normal. Laboratory examination revealed no signs of inflammation...
January 17, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094301/the-occurrence-rate-of-acute-onset-postoperative-endophthalmitis-after-cataract-surgery-in-chinese-small-and-medium-scale-departments-of-ophthalmology
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Yanan Zhu, Xinyi Chen, Peiqing Chen, Jianjun Wu, Huixia Hua, Ke Yao
Endophthalmitis can be a devastating complication after cataract surgery. Therefore, this study sought to better understand the occurrence rate of acute-onset postoperative endophthalmitis after cataract surgery in Chinese small and medium-scale departments of ophthalmology, as well as identify its risk factors and assess the treatment options. This investigation revealed 52 postoperative endophthalmitis cases in 46,185 operations at 30 hospitals from 2011 to 2013, at an occurrence rate of 0.11%. A small cataract surgery volume of less than 500 cases per year (OR 2...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064304/evaluation-of-ophthalmic-artery-branch-retrograde-intervention-in-the-treatment-of-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-crao
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Runsheng Wang, Lu Qian, Yi Wang, Yi Zheng, Shanshuang Du, Tao Lei, Peilin Lv, Tan Long, Wenjun Wang
BACKGROUND Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is the occlusion of the central retinal artery resulting in retinal infarction and acute vision loss. Digital subtraction angiography (DSA)-guided superselective ophthalmic artery or selective carotid thrombolysis remains the preferred treatment method for CRAO. This study aimed to evaluate the safety and clinical efficacy of the novel ophthalmic artery branch retrograde thrombolytic intervention for CRAO. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty patients with monocular CRAO were enrolled, including 28 males and 22 females (mean age: 55...
January 8, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054910/examining-effects-of-physical-exertion-on-the-dynamic-visual-acuity-test-in-collegiate-athletes
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Jessie N Patterson, Anna M Murphy, Julie A Honaker
BACKGROUND: Acute symptoms of dizziness and/or imbalance commonly experienced in athletes postconcussion are speculated to arise from dysfunction at multiple levels (i.e., inner ear or central vestibular system) to appropriately integrate afferent sensory information. Disruption along any pathway of the balance system can result in symptoms of dizziness, decreased postural control function (vestibulospinal reflex), and reduced vestibulo-ocular reflex function. This may also lead to decreased gaze stability with movements of the head and may account for symptoms of blurred vision or diplopia reported in almost half of athletes sustaining a concussion...
January 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053503/assessment-of-ischemia-in-acute-central-retinal-vein-occlusion-from-inner-retinal-reflectivity-on-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography
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David J Browning, Omar S Punjabi, Chong Lee
PURPOSE: To determine the relationship between different spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) signs of retinal ischemia in acute central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) and whether they predict anterior segment neovascularization (ASNV). DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. SUBJECTS: Thirty-nine consecutive patients with acute CRVO and 12 months of follow-up. METHODS: We graded baseline SD-OCTs for increased reflectivity of the inner retina, loss of definition of inner retinal layers, presence of a prominent middle-limiting membrane (p-MLM) sign, and presence of paracentral acute middle maculopathy (PAMM)...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042334/visualization-quantification-and-characterization-of-caerulein-induced-acute-pancreatitis-in-rats-by-3-0t-clinical-mri-biochemistry-and-histomorphology
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Ting Yin, Ronald Peeters, Yewei Liu, Yuanbo Feng, Xinyuan Zhang, Yansheng Jiang, Jie Yu, Steven Dymarkowski, Uwe Himmelreich, Raymond Oyen, Yicheng Ni
Purpose: To investigate whether Caerulein-induced acute pancreatitis (AP) in rats could be noninvasively studied by clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques and validated by enzymatic biochemistry and histomorphology. Materials and Methods: The study was approved by the institutional animal ethical committee. The AP was induced in 26 rats by intraperitoneal injections of Caerulein, as compared to 6 normal rats. T2-weighted 3D MRI, T2 relaxation measurement and contrast enhanced T1-weighted MRI were performed at 3 Tesla...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030435/feasibility-and-technique-for-transvaginal-natural-orifice-transluminal-endoscopic-surgery-liver-resection-a-porcine-model
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Toshio Katagiri, Yuichiro Otsuka, Santiago Horgan, Bryan J Sandler, Garth R Jacobsen, Alisa M Coker, Masaru Tsuchiya, Tetsuya Maeda, Hironori Kaneko
INTRODUCTION: Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is a challenging minimally invasive procedure. Although laparoscopic techniques for liver resection are gaining acceptance worldwide, few studies have investigated NOTES liver resection. We used a porcine model to assess the feasibility and safety of transvaginal NOTES liver resection (TV NOTES LR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine female pigs underwent TV NOTES LR. A nonsurvival acute porcine model with general anesthesia was used in all cases...
February 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012878/viral-posterior-uveitis
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Joanne H Lee, Aniruddha Agarwal, Padmamalini Mahendradas, Cecilia S Lee, Vishali Gupta, Carlos E Pavesio, Rupesh Agrawal
The causes of posterior uveitis can be divided into infectious, autoimmune, or masquerade syndromes. Viral infections. a significant cause of sight-threatening ocular diseases in the posterior segment,, include human herpesviruses, measles, rubella, and arboviruses such as dengue, West Nile, and chikungunya virus. Viral posterior uveitis may occur as an isolated ocular disease in congenital or acquired infections or as part of a systemic viral illness. Many viruses remain latent in the infected host with a risk of reactivation that depends on various factors, including virulence and host immunity, age, and comorbidities...
December 21, 2016: Survey of Ophthalmology
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