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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785228/evaluating-the-utility-of-a-structured-clinical-protocol-for-reducing-the-impact-of-behavioural-and-psychological-symptoms-of-dementia-in-progressive-neurological-diseases-a-pilot-study
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Nicholas P Ryan, Laura Scott, Maryanne McPhee, Susan Mathers, Marie-Claire Davis, Roxanne Maule, Fiona Fisher
Objectives: Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) cause significant distress to both aged care residents and staff. Despite the high prevalence of BPSD in progressive neurological diseases (PNDs) such as multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease, and Parkinson's disease, the utility of a structured clinical protocol for reducing BPSD has not been systematically evaluated in PND populations. Method: Staff ( n = 51) and individuals with a diagnosis of PND ( n = 13) were recruited into the study, which aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a PND-specific structured clinical protocol for reducing the impact of BPSD in residential aged care (RAC) and specialist disability accommodation (SDA) facilities...
2018: Behavioural Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783900/the-efficacy-comparison-of-citalopram-fluoxetine-and-placebo-on-motor-recovery-after-ischemic-stroke-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marjan Asadollahi, Mahtab Ramezani, Ziba Khanmoradi, Ehsan Karimialavijeh
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to assess the effectiveness of oral citalopram, compared with fluoxetine and a placebo, in patients with post-stroke motor disabilities. DESIGN: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted between January 2015 and January 2016. SETTING: The neurology department of a university-affiliated urban hospital in Tehran, Iran. SUBJECTS: Ninety adult patients with acute ischemic stroke, hemiplegia, or hemiparesis and a Fugl-Meyer Motor Scale score of below 55 were included...
May 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780224/correlative-study-between-c-reactive-protein-clinical-severity-and-nerve-conduction-studies-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Yosria A Altaweel, Sawsan Abdelaziz, Hala A Fathy, Shimaa AbdelBadea
Background: Guillain-Barre' syndrome (GBS) is a serious autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks healthy nerve cells of the peripheral nervous system causing polyradiculoneuropathy which leads to weakness, numbness, and tingling, and can eventually cause paralysis. Autoimmune conditions like GBS can induce a high level of inflammation resulting in an increase in the C-reactive protein( CRP) production. The aim of this study is to assess the relationship between CRP level and the clinical severity as well as the electrophysiological findings of nerve conduction studies in patients with GBS...
2018: The Egyptian journal of neurology, psychiatry and neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779968/one-stage-posterior-debridement-and-fusion-combined-with-irrigation-and-drainage-for-the-treatment-of-postoperative-lumbar-spondylodiscitis
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Tao Zhang, Jianzhong Hu, Jianhuang Wu, Jinyang Liu, Shuangfei Ni, Chunyue Duan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of one-stage posterior debridement, interbody fusion, and instrumentation, combined with irrigation and drainage, for treating lumbar spondylodiscitis. METHODS: The study included 23 patients (13 male and 10 female, mean age: 45 years) who had posterior debridement, interbody fusion, and instrumentation, followed by continuous closed irrigation and drainage for lumbar postoperative spondylodiscitis...
May 17, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777361/tremor-induced-by-calcineurin-inhibitor-immunosuppression-a-single-centre-observational-study-in-kidney-transplanted-patients
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R Erro, Ruggero Bacchin, F Magrinelli, P Tomei, C Geroin, G Squintani, A Lupo, G Zaza, M Tinazzi
INTRODUCTION: Tremor is the most frequent and disabling neurological side effect under Calcineurin inhibitor-induced immunosuppression, but no studies have defined its phenomenology, severity, distribution, the impact on quality of life, as well as of other neurological symptoms associated. METHODS: 126 consecutive kidney-transplanted patients, under treatment with Cyclosporin A, Tacrolimus and non-Calcineurin inhibitors, within therapeutic range, were enrolled...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775848/long-term-outcome-in-children-with-neonatal-seizures-a-tertiary-center-experience-in-cohort-of-168-patients
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Biljana Vucetic Tadic, Ruzica Kravljanac, Vlada Sretenovic, Vladislav Vukomanovic
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate long-term outcome and assess predictors of prognosis in children with neonatal seizures (NS). METHOD: This retrospective study includes children with NS treated at our Institute from January the 1st 2005 until December the 31st 2015. The data were collected from medical charts and the electroencephalogram (EEG) database at the Institute. The predictive value was evaluated for following parameters: (1) characteristics of the patients, such as gender, gestational age, birth body weight, Apgar score, artificial ventilation; (2) etiology; (3) characteristics of seizures such as type, time of onset, resistance to treatment; and (4) EEG background activity and paroxysmal discharges...
May 15, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772390/pathobiology-of-christianson-syndrome-linking-disrupted-endosomal-lysosomal-function-with-intellectual-disability-and-sensory-impairments
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Mallory Kerner-Rossi, Maria Gulinello, Steven Walkley, Kostantin Dobrenis
Christianson syndrome (CS) is a recently described rare neurogenetic disorder presenting early in life with a broad range of neurological symptoms, including severe intellectual disability with nonverbal status, hyperactivity, epilepsy, and progressive ataxia due to cerebellar atrophy. CS is due to loss-of-function mutations in SLC9A6, encoding NHE6, a sodium-hydrogen exchanger involved in the regulation of early endosomal pH. Here we review what is currently known about the neuropathogenesis of CS, based on insights from experimental models, which to date have focused on mechanisms that affect the CNS, specifically the brain...
May 14, 2018: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769483/association-between-serum-apolipoprotein-b-and-acute-ischaemic-stroke
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M S Islam, M J Uddin, M Bhattacharjee, M N Farzana, R K Talukder, M A Rahman, M Mohsin, M A Rouf, H Pandit, M R Karim, R Ara, S Akhter, G Saha, M Oliullah, M S Ali, R Parveen
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in developed as well as developing countries like Bangladesh. There is a crucial need to identify additional risk factors that are easily measurable and treatable in general population. Role of serum lipids, lipoproteins and lipoprotein related variables in the prediction of stroke is less clear. Abnormalities in plasma lipoproteins are the most firmly established and best understood risk factors for atherosclerosis and they are probable risk factors for ischaemic stroke, largely by their link to atherosclerosis...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765218/the-effects-of-maras-powder-use-on-patients-with-migraine
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Yılmaz İnanç, Fatma Özlem Orhan, Yusuf İnanç
Background: It is accepted that smoking often triggers migraine. However, studies evaluating the relationship between the use of smokeless tobacco and migraine are limited, and there is no clear consensus on the subject. In this study, it was aimed to evaluate the relationship between migraine and Maras powder, which is the most common smokeless tobacco in Turkey. Subjects and methods: The study included a total of 600 subjects, consisting of 300 patients (aged >18 years) diagnosed with a migraine according to the International Headache Society (IHS-ICHD-3 Beta) criteria after presenting at Sütçü Imam University Medical Faculty Neurology Policlinic with the complaint of headache between July 2016 and December 2016 and a control group of 300 individuals with similar features of age, gender, and educational level...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764226/oral-disease-modifying-therapies-for-multiple-sclerosis-in-the-middle-eastern-and-north-african-mena-region-an-overview
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Dirk Deleu, Boulenouar Mesraoua, Beatriz Canibaño, Gayane Melikyan, Hassan Al Hail, Lubna El-Sheikh, Musab Ali, Hassan Al Hussein, Faiza Ibrahim, Yolande Hanssens
The introduction of new disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) for remitting-relapsing multiple sclerosis (RRMS) have considerably transformed the landscape of therapeutic opportunities for this chronic disabling disease. Unlike injectable drugs, oral DMTs, promote patient satisfaction and increase therapeutic adherence. This article reviews the salient features about the mode of action, efficacy, safety and tolerability profile of approved oral DMTs in RRMS and reviews their place in clinical algorithms in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region...
May 15, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762283/five-to-ten-year-outcomes-of-operatively-treated-scapular-fractures
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Joscelyn M Tatro, Jeffrey A Gilbertson, Lisa K Schroder, Peter A Cole
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the 5 to 10-year clinical and patient-reported functional outcomes after open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of intra-articular and extra-articular scapular fractures. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of prospectively collected data on 106 patients who underwent ORIF of a scapular fracture at a single level-I trauma center between January 2005 and December 2010. Eight patients were excluded from the study because they had either severe neurologic injury or an isolated process fracture, and 66 patients (37 with an isolated extra-articular fracture and 29 with an intra-articular fracture) participated in the 5 to 10-year follow-up, yielding a follow-up rate of 67%...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761021/human-inpc-therapy-leads-to-improvement-in-functional-neurologic-outcomes-in-a-pig-ischemic-stroke-model
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Vivian W Lau, Simon R Platt, Harrison E Grace, Emily W Baker, Franklin D West
Introduction: Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States but current therapies are limited with no regenerative potential. Previous translational failures have highlighted the need for large animal models of ischemic stroke and for improved assessments of functional outcomes. The aims of this study were first, to create a post-stroke functional outcome assessment scale in a porcine model of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) and second, to use this scale to determine the effect of human-induced-pluripotent-cell-derived neural progenitor cells (iNPCs) on functional outcome in this large animal stroke model...
May 2018: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756592/three-year-follow-up-study-in-patients-with-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Vesna Martic, Ivo Bozovic, Ivana Berisavac, Ivana Basta, Stojan Peric, Milica Babic, Sonja Lukic Rajic, Bogdan Bjelica, Olivera Stojiljkovic Tamas, Aleksandar Stojanov, Marija Grunauer, Mina Cobeljic, Nenad Komatina, Vanja Djuric, Milutin Petrovic, Balsa Vujovic, Aleksandra Dominovic Kovacevic, Gordana Djordjevic, Dejana Jovanovic, Zorica Stevic
A majority of patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) have tendency of a good recovery. Our aim was to evaluate the outcome of the disease 1 and 3 years after GBS symptom onset. METHODS: During 2014, GBS was diagnosed in 82 patients in seven tertiary healthcare centers. Neurological follow-up was conducted in 57 (70%) patients after 1 year, and in 54 (66%) after 3 years. Functional disability was estimated according to the GBS disability scale (GDS), with a score of 0-3 indicating mild disability and a score of 4-6 indicating severe disability during acute phase, whereas a score >1 indicated poor recovery on follow-ups...
May 2018: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755237/the-expandable-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-two-years-follow-up
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Joseph Gamal Boktor, Rhys D Pockett, Navin Verghese
Study Design: This was a retrospective, observational study. Objectives: We hypothesize that the expandable transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) cage achieves satisfactory clinical outcomes while allowing for safe placement, improvement, and maintenance of foraminal and disc dimensions at 24 months postsurgery with low risk of cage migration, subsidence, and nerve injury. Methods: TLIF with expandable cages was performed in 54 patients (62 levels) over a 24-month-period using open midline or minimally invasive surgery techniques with placement of Globus Caliber, Rise, or Altera expandable cages...
January 2018: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752869/allogeneic-umbilical-cord-blood-infusion-for-adults-with-ischemic-stroke-clinical-outcomes-from-a-phase-1-safety-study
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Daniel T Laskowitz, Ellen R Bennett, Rebecca J Durham, John J Volpi, Jonathan R Wiese, Michael Frankel, Elizabeth Shpall, Jeffry M Wilson, Jesse Troy, Joanne Kurtzberg
Stroke is a major cause of death and long-term disability, affecting one in six people worldwide. The only currently available approved pharmacological treatment for ischemic stroke is tissue plasminogen activator; however, relatively few patients are eligible for this therapy. We hypothesized that intravenous (IV) infusion of banked unrelated allogeneic umbilical cord blood (UCB) would improve functional outcomes in patients with ischemic stroke. To investigate this, we conducted a phase 1 open-label trial to assess the safety and feasibility of a single IV infusion of non-human leukocyte antigen (HLA) matched, ABO matched, unrelated allogeneic UCB into adult stroke patients...
May 12, 2018: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739828/anterior-cerebral-artery-embolism-during-thrombectomy-increases-disability-and-mortality
#16
Vanessa Chalumeau, Raphaël Blanc, Hocine Redjem, Gabriele Ciccio, Stanislas Smajda, Jean-Philippe Desilles, Daniele Botta, Simon Escalard, William Boisseau, Benjamin Maïer, Julien Labreuche, Mickaël Obadia, Michel Piotin, Mikael Mazighi
OBJECTIVE: During thrombectomy, thromboembolic migration in previously unaffected territory may occur and is not systematically notified. We report our data on the incidence, predictors, and clinical outcome of anterior cerebral artery emboli (ACAE). METHODS: From a prospectively collected thrombectomy database of consecutive patients with anterior circulation stroke between January 2012 and December 2016, 690 angiographic images were analyzed to assess ACAE. The primary outcome was a favorable outcome, defined as a 3 month modified Rankin Scale score of 0-2 or equal to the pre-stroke score...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735115/tremors-essential-tremor-and-beyond
#17
Chandrabhaga Miskin, Karen S Carvalho
Tremor is a fairly common movement disorder presenting to an outpatient pediatric neurology practice. Tremors can be primary or secondary to underlying neurologic or systemic diseases. When assessing a child with tremor, it is paramount to evaluate the phenomenology of the tremor, determine the presence or absence of other neurologic signs and symptoms, and the possible modifying influence of medications. Proper classification is essential for specific diagnosis and prompt adequate management. Treatment considerations should take into account objective assessment of tremor severity and the degree of disability or impairment experienced by the child...
April 2018: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727478/assessing-physician-patient-dialogues-about-chronic-migraine-during-routine-office-visits
#18
Dawn C Buse, Patrick Gillard, Kaitlyn Arctander, Amy W Kuang, Richard B Lipton
OBJECTIVE: To assess physician-patient communication and identify the frequency of use of specific communication techniques by analyzing recordings of routinely scheduled medical encounters for patients with clinician-identified chronic migraine. BACKGROUND: Chronic migraine is an under-diagnosed, under-treated, and highly burdensome disease. Effective medical communication is integral to optimal medical care, including providing accurate diagnoses, creating effective treatment plans, and enhancing patient adherence...
May 4, 2018: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725171/does-metabolic-syndrome-determine-severity-and-disability-of-chronic-low-backache
#19
Jayantee Kalita, Kamlesh Kumar Sonkar, Usha Kant Misra, Sanjeev K Bhoi
Introduction: Obesity may be associated with more severe and disabling low backache (LBA) due to alteration in biomechanics, but there are no such studies from developing countries. Aims: We report the frequency of metabolic syndrome (MS) in chronic LBA (CLBA) and its association with severity and disability of CLBA. Subjects and Methods: Consecutive patients with CLBA attending to the neurology service from October 2015 to February 2016 were included in the study...
April 2018: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722707/multiple-sclerosis-an-update-for-home-healthcare-clinicians
#20
Teri Capriotti, Julia Noel, Simone Brissenden
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurologic disease and the most common cause of nontraumatic disability in young adults in the United States. It strikes adults in the prime of life and can gradually diminish physical and mental function, affect relationships, employment, financial capacity, and independence. Neurologic symptoms fluctuate in a pattern of remissions and exacerbations for the majority of those with MS. A multidisciplinary treatment approach is essential. There are a wide number of medications that can be used...
May 2018: Home Healthcare Now
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