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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345223/case-report-neurobrucellosis-with-plastered-spinal-arachnoiditis-a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-based-report
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Saraswati Nashi, Veeramani Preethish-Kumar, Sayani Maji, Nagarathna Chandrashekar, Kiran Polavarapu, Chetan Kashinkunti, Kajari Bhattacharya, Jitender Saini, Atchayaram Nalini
Diffuse spinal arachnoiditis in neurobrucellosis is a rare manifestation. We report a boy aged 17, presenting with hearing impairment and recurrent vomiting for 18 months, weight loss for 12 months, dysphagia, dysarthria, hypophonia for 6 months, and gait unsteadiness for 5 months. He had bilateral 5th (motor) to 12th cranial nerve palsy, wasting and weakness of limbs, fasciculations, absent tendon reflexes, and positive Babinski's sign. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) showed raised protein and pleocytosis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed extensive enhancing exudates in cisterns and post-contrast enhancement of bilateral 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th nerves...
January 15, 2018: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344456/early-clinical-exposure-as-a-learning-tool-to-teach-neuroanatomy-for-first-year-mbbs-students
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Maitreyee Kar, Chinmaya Kar, Hironmoy Roy, Parmod Goyal
Context: Early clinical exposure (ECE) is one of the important tools to teach basic science to the MBBS students. It is one form of vertical integration between basic science and clinical subjects. This study is an effort at exploring the use of ECE as a motivational tool toward better learning in neuroanatomy for first year MBBS students. Aim: This study aims to make the students interested and motivated to study neuroanatomy by using ECE as learning tool in neuroanatomy and to make the students enable to retain the knowledge of neuroanatomy more efficiently and correlate the knowledge of neuroanatomy with neuromedicine...
December 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343679/ramsay-hunt-syndrome-with-multiple-cranial-neuropathy-in-an-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-patient
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Divya Arya, Tushar Bajaj, Jose Gonzalez, Rene Elkin
BACKGROUND Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a rare otologic complication resulting from varicella zoster virus reactivation that can present with a myriad of clinical presentations. Most common being triad of ear pain, vesicles at auricle, and ear canal with same side facial palsy. CASE REPORT We report a case of a 29-year-old male with a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection who presented with left facial palsy, vesicles, pain in the left ear, dysphagia, dizziness, and headache resulting from multiple cranial nerves involvement such as cranial nerve V, VII, VIII, IX, and X...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343258/mass-spectrometric-profiling-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-reveals-metabolite-biomarkers-for-cns-involvement-in-varicella-zoster-virus-reactivation
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Maike Kuhn, Kurt-Wolfram Sühs, Manas K Akmatov, Frank Klawonn, Junxi Wang, Thomas Skripuletz, Volkhard Kaever, Martin Stangel, Frank Pessler
BACKGROUND: Varicella zoster virus (VZV) reactivation spans the spectrum from uncomplicated segmental herpes zoster to life-threatening disseminated CNS infection. Moreover, in the absence of a small animal model for this human pathogen, studies of pathogenesis at the organismal level depend on analysis of human biosamples. Changes in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) metabolites may reflect critical aspects of host responses and end-organ damage in neuroinfection and neuroinflammation. We therefore applied a targeted metabolomics screen of CSF to three clinically distinct forms of VZV reactivation and infectious and non-infectious disease controls in order to identify biomarkers for CNS involvement in VZV reactivation...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341155/long-term-outcome-of-prophylactic-thyroidectomy-in-children-carrying-ret-germline-mutations
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A Machens, M Elwerr, K Lorenz, F Weber, H Dralle
BACKGROUND: A comprehensive assessment has not been undertaken of long-term outcomes in children carrying germline RET mutations and undergoing prophylactic thyroidectomy with the aim of preventing medullary thyroid cancer (MTC). METHODS: A retrospective outcome study (1994-2017) of prophylactic thyroidectomy in children, with and without central node dissection, was performed at a tertiary surgical centre. RESULTS: Some 167 children underwent prophylactic thyroidectomy, 109 without and 58 with concomitant central node dissection...
January 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339841/role-of-autologous-non-vascularised-intramedullary-fibular-strut-graft-in-humeral-shaft-nonunions-following-failed-plating
#6
Sreekanth Kashayi-Chowdojirao, Aashish Vallurupalli, Vijay Krishna Chilakamarri, Chandrasekhar Patnala, Lalith Mohan Chodavarapu, Nageswara Rao Kancherla, Asif Hussain Khazi Syed
Background: Non-union humeral shaft fractures are seen frequently in clinical practice at about 2-10% in conservative management and 30% in surgically operated patients. Osteosynthesis using dynamic compression plate (DCP), intramedullary nailing, locking compression plate (LCP), Ilizarov technique along with bone grafting have been reported previously. In cases of prior failed plate-screw osteosynthesis the resultant osteopenia, cortical defect, bone loss, scalloping around screws and metallosis, make the management of non-union more complicated...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336632/m%C3%A3-bius-syndrome-with-cardiac-rhabdomyomas
#7
Aimee Verner, Swati Agarwal-Sinha, Frank Yanfeng Han
BACKGROUND: Möbius syndrome is a rare congenital condition which presents not merely with 6th and 7th nerve palsies, but involves gaze paresis associated with craniofacial, limb, and other abnormalities. Heterogeneity is well known in patients with Möbius syndrome and rather than being of familial inheritance based on rare cases, it is much more recognized as a sporadic syndrome. We report an infant with features of congenital Möbius syndrome associated with cardiac rhabdomyomas in the absence of tuberous sclerosis...
January 16, 2018: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334776/multiple-intracranial-aneurysms-in-a-patient-with-type-i-gaucher-disease-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Matthew R Reynolds, Daniel M Heiferman, Andrew B Boucher, Brian M Howard, Daniel L Barrow, Jacques E Dion
Multiple intracranial aneurysms (IAs) have never been reported in a patient with Gaucher disease (GD). A 69-year-old-female with type I GD presented with a left sixth nerve palsy due to a large posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysm. Cerebral angiography demonstrated fifteen unruptured IAs (UIAs).
January 15, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333814/morbidity-in-congenital-heart-surgery-in-a-public-hospital-in-argentina
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María Althabe, Ricardo Rodríguez R, María Balestrini, Alberto Charroqui, Mariela Krynski, Ana M Lenz, Mercedes Montonati, Guillermo Moreno, María L Pilan, Ricardo Magliola, Pablo García Delucis
OBJECTIVE: To describe the complications associated with heart surgery, compare them to a reference population, and identify mortality risk factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective and descriptive study. All patients who underwent surgery at Hospital Garrahan in the 2013-2015 period were included. Age, weight, procedure, mechanical ventilation, length of stay in days, morbidity, and course were recorded. Renal failure requiring dialysis, neurological deficit, permanent pacemaker, circulatory support, phrenic nerve or vocal cord palsy, reoperation, wound infection, chylothorax, and tracheotomy were considered morbidities...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332349/characteristics-and-clinical-significance-of-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-lymph-node-metastasis-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#10
Longfei Ma, Jiaqing Xiang, Yawei Zhang, Hong Hu, Rongrong Shao, Dong Lin
PURPOSE: The recurrent laryngeal nerve lymph nodes (RLN LNs) are among the most common metastatic sites in esophageal cancer, and the dissection of these lymph nodes (LNs) is considered beneficial. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of RLN LN metastases from esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, and the effects of these metastases on the prognosis of patients. In addition, we aimed to determine the reasonable range of dissection of regional LNs. METHODS: The clinical data from 348 patients who underwent resection for esophageal carcinoma were retrospectively analyzed...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330278/multiple-cranial-nerve-palsies-secondary-to-a-recurrence-of-hansen-s-disease
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Preet Mukesh Shah, Vijay Waman Dhakre, Abhijeet Prasad, Pratit Samdani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326828/cryoballoon-ablation-in-today-s-practice-can-the-left-common-ostium-be-ablated-and-injury-to-the-right-phrenic-nerve-avoided
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Gian-Battista Chierchia, Saverio Iacopino, Carlo de Asmundis
Cryoballoon ablation is rapidly gaining popularity among electrophysiologists in the setting of pulmonary vein isolation for the treatment of AF. The first part of the following review focuses on the feasibility and clinical outcome of this technique in patients exhibiting a left common ostium. In the second part, we discuss how to predict and prevent the most common complication related to cryoballoon ablation: right phrenic nerve palsy.
December 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324584/maternal-serum-eye-drops-in-the-management-of-pediatric-persistent-corneal-epithelial-defects-a-case-series
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Ashton J Kalhorn, Kirstin L Tawse, Avni A Shah, Jennifer L Jung, Darren G Gregory, Emily A McCourt
PURPOSE: We report our experience with the use of maternally derived serum eye drops as adjunctive treatment in the management of pediatric persistent corneal epithelial defects. METHODS: Five eyes of 4 patients were identified in a retrospective review of pediatric patients with persistent corneal epithelial defects who received maternal serum drops. Diagnoses associated with the defects comprised pontine tegmental cap dysplasia with bilateral cranial nerve V1, V2, V3, and VII palsies; pontine tegmental cap dysplasia with left cranial nerve V1, VII, and VIII palsies; traumatic left cranial nerve II, V1, V2, and VI palsies due to a basilar skull fracture; and Stevens-Johnson syndrome with ocular involvement...
January 10, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320394/neurological-respiratory-failure
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Mohan Rudrappa, Laxmi Kokatnur, Oleg Chernyshev
West Nile virus infection in humans is mostly asymptomatic. Less than 1% of neuro-invasive cases show a fatality rate of around 10%. Acute flaccid paralysis of respiratory muscles leading to respiratory failure is the most common cause of death. Although the peripheral nervous system can be involved, isolated phrenic nerve palsy leading to respiratory failure is rare and described in only two cases in the English literature. We present another case of neurological respiratory failure due to West Nile virus-induced phrenic nerve palsy...
January 10, 2018: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319657/sciatic-nerve-entanglement-around-a-femoral-prosthesis-during-closed-reduction-of-a-dislocated-total-hip-prosthesis-the-role-of-metal-suppression-mri-a-case-report
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Zoe B Cheung, Anik V Patel, Nicholas DeBellis, Douglas B Unis, Carlos L Benitez
CASE: A 68-year-old woman who had undergone a right total hip arthroplasty presented with a right posterior hip dislocation, and subsequently developed an ipsilateral sciatic nerve palsy after closed reduction. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with metal suppression demonstrated sciatic nerve entanglement around the prosthetic femoral neck. A sciatic nerve release was performed, resulting in poor early neurologic recovery. CONCLUSION: Sciatic nerve entanglement following closed reduction of a dislocated total hip prosthesis is a rare injury...
January 10, 2018: JBJS Case Connector
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319242/clinical-diversity-of-cns-cryptococcosis
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J M Koshy, S Mohan, D Deodhar, M John, A Oberoi, A Pannu
Background: Though cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is recognized as a disease of the immunocompromised, studies have implicated that it also affect immunocompetent patients. Methodology: This was a cross sectional study conducted in the Department of Medicine of a tertiary teaching institution in North India. All the patients diagnosed with CM on the basis of detection of cryptococcal antigen or the presence of capsulated budding yeast cells on India ink preparation, from April 2009 to March2015 were included in the study...
October 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315582/a-dual-role-for-integrin-%C3%AE-6%C3%AE-4-in-modulating-hereditary-neuropathy-with-liability-to-pressure-palsies
#17
Yannick Poitelon, Vittoria Matafora, Nicholas Silvestri, Desirée Zambroni, Claire McGarry, Nora Serghany, Thomas Rush, Domenica Vizzuso, Felipe A Court, Angela Bachi, Lawrence Wrabetz, Maria Laura Feltri
Peripheral myelin protein 22 (PMP22) is a component of compact myelin in the peripheral nervous system. The amount of PMP22 in myelin is tightly regulated, and PMP22 over or under-expression cause Charcot-Marie-Tooth 1A (CMT1A) and Hereditary Neuropathy with Pressure Palsies (HNPP). Despite the importance of PMP22, its function remains largely unknown. It was reported that PMP22 interacts with the β4 subunit of the laminin receptor α6β4 integrin, suggesting that α6β4 integrin and laminins may contribute to the pathogenesis of CMT1A or HNPP...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315450/facial-nerve-schwannoma-a-case-report-radiological-features-and-literature-review
#18
Giulia Pilloni, Barbara Massa Mico, Roberto Altieri, Francesco Zenga, Alessandro Ducati, Diego Garbossa, Fulvio Tartara
Facial nerve schwannoma localized in the middle fossa is a rare lesion. We report a case of a facial nerve schwannoma in a 30-year-old male presenting with facial nerve palsy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a 3 cm diameter tumor of the right middle fossa. The tumor was removed using a sub-temporal approach. Intraoperative monitoring allowed for identification of the facial nerve, so it was not damaged during the surgical excision. Neurological clinical examination at discharge demonstrated moderate facial nerve improvement (Grade III House-Brackmann)...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315193/the-application-of-sigmoid-sinus-tunnel-packing-or-push-packing-of-the-inferior-petrous-sinus-in-the-microsurgical-management-of-jugular-paragangliomas
#19
Mi Jang, Hongyan Liu, Chunfu Dai
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the outcomes of microsurgically treated jugular paragangliomas with control of bleeding from the inferior petrous sinus. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective patient review. SETTING: A single university hospital. PATIENTS: Forty-three patients with jugular paragangliomas were diagnosed in the past 7 years in our clinic. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Surgical tumor control, intraoperative blood loss, intraoperative management of the facial nerve, and the preoperative and postoperative function of the lower central nerves...
February 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314072/unilateral-winged-scapula-clinical-and-electrodiagnostic-experience-with-128-cases-with-special-attention-to-long-thoracic-nerve-palsy
#20
Paul Seror, Timothée Lenglet, Christelle Nguyen, Michaël Ouaknine, Marie Martine Lefevre-Colau
INTRODUCTION: We report a large series of patients with unilateral winged scapula (WS), with special attention to long thoracic nerve (LTN) palsy. METHODS: Clinical and electrodiagnostic data were collected for 128 patients over a 25-year period. RESULTS: Causes of unilateral WS were LTN palsy (n=70), spinal accessory nerve (SAN) palsy (n=39), both LTN and SAN palsy (n=5), facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSH) (n=5), orthopedic causes (n=11), voluntary WS (n=6), and no definite cause (n=2)...
January 4, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
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