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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941531/disentangling-how-the-brain-is-wired-in-cortical-cerebral-visual-impairment
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Lotfi B Merabet, D Luisa Mayer, Corinna M Bauer, Darick Wright, Barry S Kran
Cortical (cerebral) visual impairment (CVI) results from perinatal injury to visual processing structures and pathways of the brain and is the most common cause of severe visual impairment or blindness in children in developed countries. Children with CVI display a wide range of visual deficits including decreased visual acuity, impaired visual field function, as well as impairments in higher-order visual processing and attention. Together, these visual impairments can dramatically influence a child's development and well-being...
May 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937972/a-risk-factor-analysis-of-cognitive-impairment-in-elderly-patients-with-chronic-diseases-in-a-chinese-population
#2
Ye Li, Xiang Fang, Wei-Gang Zhao, Yan Chen, Shi-Lian Hu
BACKGROUND This study analyzed the risk factors of cognitive impairment (CI) in elderly patients with chronic diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS In total of 385 elderly patients with chronic diseases were selected and assigned into CI and normal groups. The activities of daily living (ADL), global deterioration scale (GDS), Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Montreal Cognitive Assessment Scale (MoCA), patient-generated subjective global assessment (PG-SGA), and mini nutritional assessment (MNA) were performed to analyze the differences between the 2 groups...
September 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936822/-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-triggerred-by-alcohol-withdrawal
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Tuğçe Mengi, Yaprak Seçil, Aysel Çoban, Yeşim Beckmann
INTRODUCTION: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinico-radiological entity characterized by headache, altered mental status, epileptic seizures, visual disturbances and typically transient changes in posterior cerebral circulation areas. In this article, we present a case of alcohol withdrawal accompanied by PRES. CASE PRESENTATION: A 53-year-old male patient presented to the emergency department with visual hallucinations and meaningless speech...
2017: Türk Psikiyatri Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918222/vision-assessments-and-interventions-for-infants-0-2-years-at-high-risk-for-cerebral-palsy-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Olena D Chorna, Andrea Guzzetta, Nathalie L Maitre
We performed a systematic review and evaluated the level of evidence of vision interventions and assessments for infants at high risk for or with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy from 0 to 2 years of age. Articles were evaluated based on the level of methodologic quality, evidence, and clinical utilization. Thirty publications of vision assessments and five of vision interventions met criteria for inclusion. Assessments included standard care neuroimaging, electrophysiology, and neuro-ophthalmologic examination techniques that are utilized clinically with any preverbal or nonverbal pediatric patient...
July 20, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904671/-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-a-rare-case-related-to-pregnancy
#5
Jihad Drissi, Ayman Hachi, Laila Adlani, Jaouad Kouach, Driss Moussaoui, Mohamed Dehayni
We report the case of a 25-year old primipara whose pregnancy was complicated by idiopathic intracranial hypertension (ICHT) associated with visual impairment in the first quarter. She underwent lumboperitoneal shunt without obstetric consequences. This study aimed to determine the features of this rare pathological entity whose pathophysiological mechanism is poorly elucidated. It would be caused by poor absorption of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) through the arachnoid granulations. Major risk factors are: obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome, thrombophilia and hyperfibrinolyse...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904465/spectrum-of-visual-impairment-in-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-importance-of-tailoring-therapies-based-on-pathophysiology
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Sanjith Aaron, Anupriya Arthur, A T Prabakhar, Pavitra Mannam, N K Shyamkumar, Sunithi Mani, Vivek Mathew, Jeyanthi Peter, Ajith Sivadasan, Anika Alexander, M Karthik, Rohith Ninan Benjamin, Mathew Alexander
Visual impairment can complicate cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). Here, we describe the various pathophysiological mechanisms and treatments available. A retrospective chart review of all patients treated for CVT in a large quaternary teaching hospital was done, and cases with visual impairment due to CVT were identified. The various mechanisms causing visual impairment in CVT were (1) raised intracranial pressure (ICP) caused by venous thrombosis without venous infarcts resulting in a benign intracranial hypertension-like presentation of CVT, (2) venous infarcts involving the occipital cortex, (3) raised ICP following the development of a secondary dural arteriovenous (AV) fistula, and (4) arterial occipital infarcts due to posterior cerebral artery compression secondary to herniation in large venous infarcts...
July 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864701/is-there-evidence-that-the-yearly-numbers-of-children-newly-certified-with-sight-impairment-in-england-and-wales-has-increased-between-1999-2000-and-2014-2015-a-cross-sectional-study
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Catey Bunce, Antra Zekite, Richard Wormald, Richard Bowman
OBJECTIVES: To use routine data capture from hospitals in England and Wales to identify whether there has been an increase in the annual numbers of children newly certified sight impaired in England and Wales between 1999/2000 and 2014/2015 and to examine causes of certifiable sight impairment in children certified in 2014/2015. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study including an analysis of all certificates of vision impairment completed in hospitals in England and Wales each year between 2007/2008 and 2014/2015 and all certificates completed in hospitals in England and Wales in 1999/2000...
September 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843416/visual-agnosia-and-focal-brain-injury
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REVIEW
O Martinaud
Visual agnosia encompasses all disorders of visual recognition within a selective visual modality not due to an impairment of elementary visual processing or other cognitive deficit. Based on a sequential dichotomy between the perceptual and memory systems, two different categories of visual object agnosia are usually considered: 'apperceptive agnosia' and 'associative agnosia'. Impaired visual recognition within a single category of stimuli is also reported in: (i) visual object agnosia of the ventral pathway, such as prosopagnosia (for faces), pure alexia (for words), or topographagnosia (for landmarks); (ii) visual spatial agnosia of the dorsal pathway, such as cerebral akinetopsia (for movement), or orientation agnosia (for the placement of objects in space)...
August 23, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837721/visual-function-in-asymptomatic-patients-with-homozygous-sickle-cell-disease-and-temporal-macular-atrophy
#9
Gilles C Martin, Charlotte Dénier, Olivia Zambrowski, David Grévent, Lenaïc Bruère, Valentine Brousse, Mariane de Montalembert, Dominique Brémond-Gignac, Matthieu P Robert
Importance: Temporal macular involvement in sickle cell disease can now easily be detected by optical coherence tomography (OCT). However, while recent studies have demonstrated its high prevalence, little is known about its potential consequences on visual function. Objective: To assess the visual function of patients with sickle cell disease with no visual symptoms despite temporal macular atrophy. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective case series included data collection and explorations made in a single referral center for sickle cell disease in 2016...
August 24, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836059/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-in-children-with-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Cristina Gavrilovici, Ingrith Miron, Luminiţa Voroneanu, Silvia Bădărau, Magdalena Stârcea
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) has been described as a neurological condition observed in a variety of clinical settings and is characterized by focal neurological deficits, seizures, headaches, altered mental status, and visual impairment, associated with transient typical lesions on neuroimaging, predominantly in the posterior part of the brain. The most common risk factors for PRES are hypertension, renal diseases, and the use of calcineurin inhibitors. The incidence of PRES in children with renal disorders varies between 4 and 9%, according to different reports...
August 23, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833868/the-use-of-visual-rating-scales-to-quantify-brain-mri-lesions-in-patients-with-hiv-infection
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Jessica Robinson-Papp, Allison Navis, Mandip S Dhamoon, Uraina S Clark, Jose Gutierrez-Contreras, Susan Morgello
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients commonly have abnormalities in cerebral white matter that are visible on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as hyperintensities (WMHs). Visual rating scales (VRSs) have been used to quantify WMH in other diseases such as cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD), but not in HIV. Such scales are advantageous because they are applicable to routinely acquired MRIs and so are suitable for large-scale studies and clinical care...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826921/visual-and-somatosensory-phenomena-following-cerebral-venous-infarction
#12
Aleksandra Loster-Niewińska, Edyta Dziadkowiak, Justyna Chojdak-Łukasiewicz, Anna Zimny, Bogusław Paradowski
BACKGROUND: The most frequent clinical presentation of occipital or visual tract lesion is hemianopsia or quadrantanopsia. However, damage to the primary or secondary visual cortex can also manifest as visual hallucinations (photopsiae or complex phenomena). We report visual and somatosensory phenomena following cerebral venous infarction based on a study of a patient with a history of recent head injury. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 61-year-old man with a history of recent head injury presented with a headache of two weeks duration...
July 14, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806382/orbital-cellulitis-following-orbital-blow-out-fracture
#13
Je Yeon Byeon, Hwan Jun Choi
Orbital cellulitis and abscess have been described in the literature as complication that usually occur secondary to infection in the maxillary, ethmoidal, and frontal sinuses. If left untreated, it can lead to blindness, cavernous sinus thrombosis, meningitis, or cerebral abscess. Orbital fractures are a common sequela of blunt orbital trauma, but are only rarely associated with orbital cellulitis. So, the authors present rare orbital cellulitis after orbital blow-out fracture. A 55-year-old Asian complains of severe orbital swelling and pain on the left side...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776195/clinical-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-pediatric-cryptococcosis-in-beijing-children-s-hospital-2002-2014
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Linlin Liu, Lingyun Guo, Yue Liu, Tianming Chen, Shaoying Li, Yonghong Yang, Gang Liu
Cryptococcosis is a rare pediatric disease. The aim of the study is to describe clinical characteristics and prognosis of pediatric cryptococcosis from 2002 to 2014 in Beijing Children's Hospital. A total of 53 cases of cryptococcosis were identified, 69.8% of which were males. The mean age was 7 years. Forty-one (77.4%) patients had no underlying conditions. Fever, headache, and vomiting were the most common symptoms. The most common sites were the central nervous system (CNS), followed by the lungs. Most patients received a combination of amphotericin B and fluconazole with or without flucytosine as their initial regimen...
August 3, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769866/eye-control-deficits-coupled-to-hand-control-deficits-eye-hand-incoordination-in-chronic-cerebral-injury
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John-Ross Rizzo, James K Fung, Maryam Hosseini, Azadeh Shafieesabet, Edmond Ahdoot, Rosa M Pasculli, Janet C Rucker, Preeti Raghavan, Michael S Landy, Todd E Hudson
It is widely accepted that cerebral pathology can impair ocular motor and manual motor control. This is true in indolent and chronic processes, such as neurodegeneration and in acute processes such as stroke or those secondary to neurotrauma. More recently, it has been suggested that disruptions in these control systems are useful markers for prognostication and longitudinal monitoring. The utility of examining the relationship or the coupling between these systems has yet to be determined. We measured eye and hand-movement control in chronic, middle cerebral artery stroke, relative to healthy controls, in saccade-to-reach paradigms to assess eye-hand coordination...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762086/regional-microstructural-damage-and-patterns-of-eye-movement-impairment-a-dti-and-video-oculography-study-in-neurodegenerative-parkinsonian-syndromes
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Martin Gorges, Melanie N Maier, Johannes Rosskopf, Olga Vintonyak, Elmar H Pinkhardt, Albert C Ludolph, Hans-Peter Müller, Jan Kassubek
Characteristic alterations of eye movement control are a common feature of neurodegenerative parkinsonism, including Parkinson's disease (PD), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), and multiple system atrophy (MSA). Regional microstructural alterations as assessed by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) have been reported in PD, PSP, and MSA. Therefore, we investigated the specific association between eye movement disturbances and microstructural impairment in these diseases. Video-oculographic recordings of smooth pursuit and visually guided reactive saccades as well as fractional anisotropy (FA) maps computed from whole-brain DTI data were analyzed for 36 PD, 30 PSP, 18 MSA patients, and 23 matched healthy control subjects...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745216/insights-in-developmental-coordination-disorder
#17
Marie Farmer, Bernard Echenne, Regen Drouin, M Hamed Bentourkia
BACKGROUND: Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a neurological impairment occurring in nearly 6% of general population, and sometimes mimics other developmental disorders like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or, in the most severe cases, intellectual deficiency. OBJECTIVE: We propose in this review a contribution on this matter in order to provide better insights in DCD including clinical symptoms and pathophysiological explanations that would identify this entity from others...
July 26, 2017: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729429/brain-perfusion-imaging-under-acetazolamide-challenge-for-detection-of-impaired-cerebrovascular-reserve-capacity-positive-findings-with-o-15-water-pet-in-patients-with-negative-tc-99m-hmpao-spect
#18
Güliz Acker, Catharina Lange, Imke Schatka, Andreas Pfeifer, Marcus A Czabanka, Peter Vajkoczy, Ralph Buchert
Cerebrovascular reserve capacity (CVRC) is an important parameter for treatment decisions in chronic cerebrovascular diseases. It can be assessed by measuring the acetazolamide-induced change of regional cerebral blood flow using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with Tc-99m-labeled hexamethylpropyleneamine oxime (HMPAO) or positron emission tomography (PET) with O-15-water. Methods: Our database was searched for patients with moyamoya vasculopathy (MMV) or atherosclerotic cerebrovascular disease who had underwent O-15-water PET after normal Tc-99m-HMPAO SPECT with respect to CVRC...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720412/vascular-compression-of-the-anterior-optic-pathway-a-rare-occurrence
#19
Satoshi Tsutsumi, Hideo Ono, Yukimasa Yasumoto
BACKGROUND: Vascular compression of the anterior optic pathway has been documented as an infrequent cause of visual impairments. Here we characterize such vascular compression using magnetic resonance imaging. METHODS: A total of 183 patients without pathologies affecting the optic pathways underwent T2-weighted or constructive interference steady-state sequence magnetic resonance imaging. Imaging data from coronal sections were analyzed. RESULTS: A vascular compression of the anterior optic pathway was identified in 20 patients (11%)...
July 15, 2017: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Journal L'Association Canadienne des Radiologistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714339/inhaled-and-systemic-steroid-exposure-and-neurodevelopmental-outcome-of-preterm-neonates
#20
Edmond N Kelly, Vibhuti S Shah, Jody Levenbach, Michael Vincer, Orlando DaSilva, Prakesh S Shah
OBJECTIVES: To compare death and/or neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm infants exposed to inhaled and/or systemic steroids with those without exposure, and examine the impact of timing of exposure. METHODS: Retrospective study of infants born <29 weeks gestation and assessed at 18-21 months corrected age (CA). Neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI) was defined as any Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development-III (BSID-III) score <85, cerebral palsy ≥ grade one, and visual or hearing impairment...
July 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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