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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260606/diffusion-weighted-imaging-of-normal-appearing-corticospinal-tracts-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
#1
Kadihan Yalçın-Şafak, Ahmet Akça, Özlem Elibol, İrem Sarı
Aim To determine if there are differences in ADC values between normal appearing corticospinal tracks in patients with MS compared to ADC values in controls. Material and methods The study population comprised 62 consecutive MS patients (36 women and 26 men; mean age 36.45±8.63 years). 50 control subjects with no neurological disabilities or intracranial were included the study (32 women and 18 men; mean age 40.18±12.25 years). All ADC maps were independently evaluated by two experienced radiologists. ROI of approximately 15-18 mm2 in capsula interna and 10-12 mm2 in mesencephalon were placed bilaterally for measurement of ADC values...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260045/a-case-of-ophthalmomyiasis-interna-in-the-pacific-northwest
#2
Homer H Chiang, Rasanamar K Sandhu, Justin Baynham, David J Wilson, Andreas K Lauer
Purpose: We report a case of ophthalmomyiasis interna successfully removed in toto with pars plana vitrectomy. Observations: An 84-year-old woman with recent close contact with lambs presented with a new floater. Examination revealed subretinal tracks pathognomonic for ophthalmomyiasis and a larva suspended in the vitreous. The larva was successfully removed in toto with pars plana vitrectomy by aspiration through the vitreous cutter. Conclusions and importance: Aspiration with pars plana vitrectomy can be considered a primary therapeutic modality for botfly larvae suspended in the vitreous...
June 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249682/deep-brain-stimulation-for-lesion-related-tremors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
REVIEW
Marcelo D Mendonça, Bruna Meira, Marco Fernandes, Raquel Barbosa, Paulo Bugalho
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an effective treatment for essential tremor or tremor in Parkinson's disease. The effectiveness of DBS in reducing tremors that develop after a structural lesion of the central nervous system (such as Holmes' tremor - HT) has only been addressed in case reports or series. We conducted a systematic review of all published original reports of DBS in central nervous system lesion-related tremor (excluding demyelinating disorders due to their non-static nature). Where available, we extracted data regarding each patient's demographic, tremor and surgical details...
December 13, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248962/effects-of-bilateral-pallidal-deep-brain-stimulation-on-chorea-after-pulmonary-thromboendarterectomy-with-deep-hypothermia-and-circulatory-arrest-a-case-report
#4
Kyoko Aoyagi, Yoshinori Higuchi, Yoji Okahara, Maidinamu Yakufujiang, Takuma Matsuda, Yoshitaka Yamanaka, Tatsuya Yamamoto, Shigeki Hirano, Yasuo Iwadate
A 41-year-old man was diagnosed with chronic pulmonary thromboembolism and underwent pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) with deep hypothermia and circulatory arrest. Five days after the operation, chorea emerged in the lower extremities. The patient was referred to our hospital for disabling chorea 16 years after PTE. Neurological examination revealed choreatic movements in the four extremities. Brain magnetic resonance images indicated atrophy in the bilateral head of the caudate nuclei. The patient underwent deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the bilateral globus pallidus interna (GPi)...
December 16, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231539/-effects-of-gao-s-neck-acupuncture-on-swallowing-function-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-post-stroke-pseudobulbar-palsy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#5
Jiamei Chu, Xiaoping Liu, Feiyu Chen, Feifei Hong, Yehua Bao
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of GAO's neck acupuncture combined with swallowing rehabilitation on swallowing function and quality of life in patients with post-stroke pseudobulbar palsy. METHODS: One hundred patients were randomly assigned in to an observation group and a control group, 50 cases in each one. The patients in the control group were treated with basic pharmaceutical treatment, including neurotrophy medication and free radical scavenging medication as well as swallowing rehabilitation; the patients in the observation group, on the basis of those in the control group, were treated with GAO's neck acupuncture at Fengchi (GB 20), Yiming (EX-HN 14), Gongxue (Extra), Lianquan (CV 23), Wai Jinjin Yuye (Extra), Tunyan (Extra), Zhiqiang (Extra), Fayin (Extra), once a day, five times a week for continuous eight weeks...
July 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205453/localization-of-thrombospondin-1-and-its-receptor-cd36-in-the-ovary-of-the-ostrich-struthio-camelus
#6
D Rodler, F Sinowatz
Angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels from pre-existing vasculature, plays a decisive role for the rapid growth of avian follicles. Compared to mammals, few data on the angiogenesis in the avian ovary are available. However, whereas several pro-angiogenic factors in the avian ovary have been recently studied in detail, little information is available on the localization of anti-angiogenic factors. The aim of this study was to determine the localization and possible function of the anti-angiogenic factor thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) and its receptor CD36 in the ovary of the ostrich using immunohistochemistry and to correlate the results with ultrastructural data...
December 4, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203943/severe-upper-airway-obstruction-following-bilateral-ventral-bulla-osteotomy-in-a-cat
#7
Chiara De Gennaro, Enzo Vettorato, Federico Corletto
A cat that underwent bilateral ventral bulla osteotomy (VBO) for treatment of otitis media and otitis interna secondary to bilateral inflammatory polyps, developed upper airway obstruction (UAO) soon after tracheal extubation. The cat was re-intubated but the UAO did not resolve at the next extubation. Eventually, tracheostomy was performed. Upper airway obstruction is a potential postoperative complication of bilateral VBO in cats.
December 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199095/analysis-of-white-matter-characteristics-with-tract-based-spatial-statistics-according-to-diffusion-tensor-imaging-in-early-parkinson-s-disease
#8
Xiang-Rong Li, Yan-De Ren, Bo Cao, Xuan-Li Huang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the microstructure of brain white matter according to diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) based on tract-based spatial statistics (TBSS) in early Parkinson's disease (PD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 31 age- and sex-matched early PD patients and 22 healthy volunteers were recruited in the present study. DTI was performed, and the data analyzed with fsl4.0 software. The fractional anisotropy (FA) was compared between both groups with an independent t test, and the differential area was analyzed...
November 30, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164735/substituting-the-target-after-unsatisfactory-outcome-of-deep-brain-stimulation-in-advanced-parkinson-s-disease-cases-from-the-nstaps-trial-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#9
Timo R Ten Brinke, Vincent J J Odekerken, Teus van Laar, J Marc C van Dijk, Joke M Dijk, Pepijn van den Munckhof, P Rick Schuurman, Rob M A de Bie
BACKGROUND: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus pars interna (GPi) and the subthalamic nucleus (STN) are established treatment option in Parkinson's disease (PD). If DBS does not provide the desired effect, re-operation to the alternative target is a treatment option, but data on the effect of re-operation are scarce. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to evaluate the clinical effect of re-operation the alternative target after failure of initial STN or GPi DBS for Parkinson's disease...
November 22, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159041/white-matter-alterations-and-their-associations-with-motor-function-in-young-adults-born-preterm-with-very-low-birth-weight
#10
Ingrid Marie Husby Hollund, Alexander Olsen, Jon Skranes, Ann-Mari Brubakk, Asta K Håberg, Live Eikenes, Kari Anne I Evensen
Very low birth weight (VLBW: ≤ 1500 g) individuals have an increased risk of white matter alterations and neurodevelopmental problems, including fine and gross motor problems. In this hospital-based follow-up study, the main aim was to examine white matter microstructure and its relationship to fine and gross motor function in 31 VLBW young adults without cerebral palsy compared with 31 term-born controls, at mean age 22.6 ± 0.7 years. The participants were examined with tests of fine and gross motor function (Trail Making Test-5: TMT-5, Grooved Pegboard, Triangle from Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2: MABC-2 and High-level Mobility Assessment Tool: HiMAT) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133709/experience-of-pallidal-deep-brain-stimulation-in-dystonia-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-india-an-initial-experience
#11
M Manjunath, Ravi Yadav, Srinivas Dwarakanath, Ketan Jhunjhunwala, A Jafar, Pratibha Surathi, Abhishek Lenka, Albert Stezin, S Sampath, Pramod K Pal
INTRODUCTION: Dystonia is one of the most prevalent forms of movement disorders and is characterized by sustained or intermittent muscle contractions causing abnormal, often repetitive, movements, postures, or both. Dystonia causes significant morbidity with an adverse impact on the quality of life. When dystonia is medically refractory, causing severe pain and impairment in activities of daily living, deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus interna (GPi) is a potential option to reduce disability...
November 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133689/neurological-perspective-of-globus-pallidus-interna-deep-brain-stimulation-in-dystonia
#12
Vinay Goyal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132271/capgras-syndrome-in-advanced-parkinson-s-disease
#13
Christopher L Groth, Antonia Pusso, Scott A Sperling, Diane S Huss, W Jeffrey Elias, G Frederick Wooten, Matthew J Barrett
Psychosis is common in Parkinson's disease (PD), especially in advanced disease, and can lead to a number of psychotic symptoms, including delusions. One uncommon delusion is Capgras syndrome (CS). The authors report on three PD patients with a history of deep brain stimulation (DBS) who developed this delusion. The anatomic targets in these three patients were the subthalamic nuclei in two patients and the globus pallidus interna in one patient. The length of time between surgery and development of CS varied but was greater than 6 months...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046628/the-human-periallocortex-layer-pattern-in-presubiculum-parasubiculum-and-entorhinal-cortex-a-review
#14
REVIEW
Ricardo Insausti, Mónica Muñoz-López, Ana M Insausti, Emilio Artacho-Pérula
The cortical mantle is not homogeneous, so that three types of cortex can be distinguished: allocortex, periallocortex and isocortex. The main distinction among those three types is based on morphological differences, in particular the number of layers, overall organization, appearance, etc., as well as its connectivity. Additionally, in the phylogenetic scale, this classification is conserved among different mammals. The most primitive and simple cortex is the allocortex, which is characterized by the presence of three layers, with one cellular main layer; it is continued by the periallocortex, which presents six layers, although with enough differences in the layer pattern to separate three different fields: presubiculum (PrS), parasubiculum (PaS), and entorhinal cortex (EC)...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038714/ear-diseases-and-factors-associated-with-ear-infections-among-the-elderly-attending-hospital-in-arar-city-northern-saudi-arabia
#15
Naif Gharbi Alenezi, Abdulmajeed Ahmed Alenazi, Yahia Abdelgawad Elsayed Elboraei, Abdulrhman Ahmed Alenazi, Tariq Hulayyil Alanazi, Anwar Khalid Alruwaili, Abdulrahman Sulaiman Alanazi, Bader Khalid Alruwaili, Abdulelah Farhan Alanazi
BACKGROUND: Changes in the anatomical structures and function of the ear can result in ear diseases, and may affect all age groups including the elderly as a result of aging. OBJECTIVE: To identify the frequency and types of ear diseases among the elderly attending Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz bin Musa'ed Al Saud hospital, Arar city, in the Northern Province of KSA, and factors associated with ear infections among them. METHODS: This cross-sectional hospital based study conducted from December 2016 through May 2017 included 138 elderly participants...
September 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027300/pattern-of-in-hospital-changes-in-drug-use-in-the-older-people-from-2010-to-2016
#16
C Franchi, I Ardoino, A Nobili, L Pasina, P M Mannucci, A Maregoni, F Perticone
PURPOSE: To assess the pattern of in-hospital changes in drug use in older patients from 2010 to 2016. METHODS: People aged 65 years or more acutely hospitalized in those internal medicine and geriatric wards that did continuously participate to the REgistro POliterapie Società Italiana di Medicina Interna register from 2010 to 2016 were selected. Drugs use were categorized as 0 to 1 drug (very low drug use), 2 to 4 drugs (low drug use), 5 to 9 drugs (polypharmacy), and 10 or more drugs (excessive polypharmacy)...
October 13, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991280/platelet-rich-plasma-and-its-effect-in-bone-regeneration-in-mandibular-fractures-controlled-clinical-trial
#17
Guadalupe Castillo-Cardiel, Víctor Manuel Medina-Quintana, Mario Lomelí-Enríquez, Fabiola Medrano-Muñoz, Celia Guerrero-Velázquez, Carmen Karina Contreras-López, Clotilde Fuentes-Orozco, Leire Irusteta-Jiménez, Luis Rodrigo Michel-Espinoza, Alejandro González-Ojeda
Background: Currently there is great interest in developing clinical applications of platelet-rich plasma to enhance bone repair. Aim: To assess bone regeneration in mandibular fractures, with the application of this adjuvant. Methods: Twenty patients with mandibular fractures were included in a randomized clinical trial. Patients of the experimental group (n = 10) were submitted to internal fracture reduction and administration of platelet-rich plasma, and patients of the control group (n = 10) were submitted to the same surgical procedure without plasma application...
2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977228/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-moral-distress-scale-revised-for-nurses
#18
Aline Marcelino Ramos, Edison Luiz Devos Barlem, Jamila Geri Tomaschewski Barlem, Laurelize Pereira Rocha, Graziele de Lima Dalmolin, Aline Belletti Figueira
Objective: Cross-culturally adapt and validate the Moral Distress Scale-Revised for nurses. Method: Quantitative, analytical cross-sectional study conducted with 157 nurses of two hospital institutions of Southern Brazil, one public and one philanthropic. Procedures conducted: cultural adaptation of the instrument according to international recommendations; validation for the Brazilian context. Results: Face and content validation was considered satisfactory as assessed by a specialist committee and a pretest...
September 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961863/systematic-stereotactic-error-reduction-using-a-calibration-technique-in-single-brain-pass-and-multitrack-deep-brain-stimulations
#19
Seong-Cheol Park, Jung Kyo Lee, Seok Min Kim, Eu Jene Choi, Chong Sik Lee
BACKGROUND: A calibration technique that shifts the frame coordinates from the intended coordinates to correct a systematic stereotactic error has been reported for single-brain-pass deep brain stimulation. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the intercenter reproducibility of this method for deep brain stimulation. METHODS: A total of 310 leads from 166 patients undergoing surgery were analyzed, including 220 multitrack (primarily 3-track) subthalamic nucleus leads, 17 single-brain-pass subthalamic nucleus leads, and 73 single-brain-pass globus pallidus interna leads...
August 22, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954166/care-coordination-in-pmaq-ab-an-item-response-theory-based-analysis
#20
Miriam Francisco de Souza, Alaneir de Fatima Dos Santos, Ilka Afonso Reis, Marcos Antônio da Cunha Santos, Alzira de Oliveira Jorge, Antônio Tomaz Gonzaga da Matta Machado, Eli Iola Gurgel Andrade, Mariangela Leal Cherchiglia
OBJECTIVE: Analyze the quality of the National Program for Primary Care Access and Quality Improvement variables to evaluate the coordination of primary care. METHODS: A cross-sectional study based on data from 17,202 primary care teams that participated in the National Program for Primary Care Access and Quality Improvement in 2012. Based on the Item Response Theory, Samejima's Gradual Response Model was used to estimate the score related to the level of coordination...
2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
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