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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208897/a-validation-of-an-examination-protocol-for-cerebral-visual-impairment-among-children-in-a-clinical-population-in-india
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Swetha Sara Philip, Sherab Tsherlinga, Maya Mary Thomas, Gordon N Dutton, Richard Bowman
INTRODUCTION: Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) is a leading cause of vision impairment in developed and developing countries due to and increased survival of preterm and low birth weight infants. There are few data concerning the validity of protocols available to diagnose CVI. AIM: This study aimed to document the face, content and construct validity of an assessment protocol namely, a 15-domain, Structured Clinical Question Inventory (SCQI), which is based on structured history taking and clinical examination, for the diagnosis of CVI in a clinical population of India...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184211/disrupted-saccade-control-in-chronic-cerebral-injury-upper-motor-neuron-like-disinhibition-in-the-ocular-motor-system
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John-Ross Rizzo, Todd E Hudson, Andrew Abdou, Yvonne W Lui, Janet C Rucker, Preeti Raghavan, Michael S Landy
Saccades rapidly direct the line of sight to targets of interest to make use of the high acuity foveal region of the retina. These fast eye movements are instrumental for scanning visual scenes, foveating targets, and, ultimately, serve to guide manual motor control, including eye-hand coordination. Cerebral injury has long been known to impair ocular motor control. Recently, it has been suggested that alterations in control may be useful as a marker for recovery. We measured eye movement control in a saccade task in subjects with chronic middle cerebral artery stroke with both cortical and substantial basal ganglia involvement and in healthy controls...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131123/update-in-the-management-of-patients-with-preeclampsia
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REVIEW
Nerlyne K Dhariwal, Grant C Lynde
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy complicate approximately 10% of all deliveries in the United States and are a leading cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Preeclampsia is defined as hypertension in association with proteinuria, thrombocytopenia, impaired liver function, renal insufficiency, pulmonary edema, or new-onset cerebral or visual disturbances. The greatest risk factor for the development of preeclampsia is a history of preeclampsia. There currently is no effective means for the prevention of preeclampsia...
March 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122432/functional-neuroanatomy-for-posture-and-gait-control
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REVIEW
Kaoru Takakusaki
Here we argue functional neuroanatomy for posture-gait control. Multi-sensory information such as somatosensory, visual and vestibular sensation act on various areas of the brain so that adaptable posture-gait control can be achieved. Automatic process of gait, which is steady-state stepping movements associating with postural reflexes including headeye coordination accompanied by appropriate alignment of body segments and optimal level of postural muscle tone, is mediated by the descending pathways from the brainstem to the spinal cord...
January 2017: Journal of Movement Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107673/mri-patterns-of-brain-injury-and-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-in-neonates-with-severe-anaemia-at-birth
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Begoña Loureiro, Miriam Martinez-Biarge, Francesca Foti, Maria Papadaki, Frances M Cowan, Courtney J Wusthoff
AIMS: To define patterns of brain injury and associated neurodevelopmental outcomes in infants with severe neonatal anaemia. METHODS: We studied 20 infants with severe anaemia at birth (haemoglobin<7g/dL). Clinical details were analysed for causes of anaemia and co-morbidities. All had early brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, which were reviewed for injury pattern. Neurodevelopmental outcomes were assessed at a median age of 24months. RESULTS: The aetiology of the anaemia was feto-maternal haemorrhage in 17 and antepartum haemorrhage in 3 infants...
January 17, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094881/children-with-motor-impairment-related-to-cerebral-palsy-prevalence-severity-and-concurrent-impairments-in-china
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Ping He, Gong Chen, Zhenjie Wang, Chao Guo, Xiaoying Zheng
AIM: Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of motor impairment in childhood. This study aimed to examine the prevalence, severity and concurrent impairments of CP-related motor impairment among Chinese children. METHODS: Children with CP-related motor impairment aged 0-17 years were identified through a national population-based survey based on World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. Logistic regression models allowing for weights were used to examine individual and family factors in relation to CP-related motor impairment...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073351/exploring-neurodevelopmental-outcome-measures-used-in-children-with-cerebral-malaria-the-perspectives-of-caregivers-and-health-workers-in-malawi
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Emmie W Mbale, Terrie Taylor, Bernard Brabin, Macpherson Mallewa, Melissa Gladstone
BACKGROUND: Progress has been made in tackling malaria however there are still over 207 million cases worldwide, the majority in children. As survival rates improve, numbers of children with long-term neurodisabling sequelae are likely to increase. Most outcome studies in cerebral malaria (CM) have focused only on body function and structure and less on outcomes within the broader framework of the International Classification of Functioning and Disability (ICF). The aim of this study was to utilise qualitative methods to identify relevant clinical outcomes in CM to support formulation of a core outcome set relevant to CM and other acquired brain injuries for use in future clinical trials...
January 10, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053036/pericytes-as-inducers-of-rapid-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-dependent-capillary-damage-during-ischemia
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Robert G Underly, Manuel Levy, David A Hartmann, Roger I Grant, Ashley N Watson, Andy Y Shih
: Blood-brain barrier disruption (BBB) and release of toxic blood molecules into the brain contributes to neuronal injury during stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases. While pericytes are builders and custodians of the BBB in the normal brain, their impact on BBB integrity during ischemia remains unclear. We imaged pericyte-labeled transgenic mice with in vivo two-photon microscopy to examine the relationship between pericytes and blood plasma leakage during photothrombotic occlusion of cortical capillaries...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051880/the-effect-of-additional-virtual-reality-training-on-balance-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-after-lower-limb-surgery-a-feasibility-study
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Pieter Meyns, Liene Pans, Kaat Plasmans, Lieve Heyrman, Kaat Desloovere, Guy Molenaers
OBJECTIVE: Impaired balance is disabling for children with cerebral palsy (CPc), especially for CPc who recently underwent lower limb surgery. Positive results of using virtual reality (VR) in balance rehabilitation have been published in several outpatient populations. We investigated the feasibility of applying additional VR training focused on sitting balance in CP inpatients of a rehabilitation center after lower limb surgery. Additionally, we investigated the rate of enjoyment of VR training compared with conventional physiotherapy...
February 2017: Games for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000975/hypointense-vessels-detected-by-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-identifies-tissue-at-risk-of-infarction-in-anterior-circulation-stroke
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Bastian Cheng, Nikolaus Schröder, Nils Daniel Forkert, Peter Ludewig, André Kemmling, Tim Magnus, Jens Fiehler, Christian Gerloff, Götz Thomalla
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The diagnostic value of susceptibility-weighted magnetic resonance imaging of acute stroke patients has shown potential as a surrogate marker of impaired hemodynamics. We investigate the value of asymmetrical hypointense cerebral vessels (HV) for the identification of vessel status and tissue at risk of infarction (TaR). METHODS: Symmetry of HV was visually rated on SWI data from a well-defined population of acute anterior circulation stroke with onset <24 hours...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989553/cerebrovascular-function-in-presymptomatic-and-symptomatic-individuals-with-hereditary-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-a-case-control-study
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Anna M van Opstal, Sanneke van Rooden, Thijs van Harten, Eidrees Ghariq, Gerda Labadie, Panagiotis Fotiadis, M Edip Gurol, Gisela M Terwindt, Marieke J H Wermer, Mark A van Buchem, Steven M Greenberg, Jeroen van der Grond
BACKGROUND: Previous work suggests that impairments of cerebrovascular flow or reactivity might be early markers of cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA). Hereditary cerebral haemorrhage with amyloidosis-Dutch type (HCHWA-D) is a genetic form of CAA that can be diagnosed before the onset of clinical symptoms by DNA testing. We aimed to investigate whether haemodynamic measures are decreased in presymptomatic and symptomatic HCHWA-D mutation carriers compared with healthy controls. METHODS: In this case-control study, we included presymptomatic and symptomatic HCHWA-D mutation carriers diagnosed through genetic testing and recruited through the HCHWA-D patient association (Katwijk, Netherlands) and the outpatient clinic of the Department of Neurology of the Leiden University Medical Center (Leiden, Netherlands), and healthy controls...
February 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960164/clinical-stroke-syndromes
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Jong S Kim, Louis R Caplan
The main mechanism of stroke in patients who have extracranial atherosclerosis is artery to artery embolism, occasionally associated with hemodynamic disturbances. Although these mechanisms are also important in patients with intracranial atherosclerosis, branch occlusion and in-situ thrombotic occlusion play a relatively more important role in these patients. Accordingly, clinical stroke syndromes differ between extracranial atherosclerosis and intracranial atherosclerosis. In anterior circulation, middle cerebral artery atherosclerosis frequently produces subcortical infarction by way of branch occlusion...
2016: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942463/multigene-panel-next-generation-sequencing-in-a-patient-with-cherry-red-macular-spot-identification-of-two-novel-mutations-in-neu1-gene-causing-sialidosis-type-i-associated-with-mild-to-unspecific-biochemical-and-enzymatic-findings
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Ulrike Mütze, Friederike Bürger, Jessica Hoffmann, Helmut Tegetmeyer, Jens Heichel, Petra Nickel, Johannes R Lemke, Steffen Syrbe, Skadi Beblo
BACKGROUND: Lysosomal storage diseases (LSD) often manifest with cherry red macular spots. Diagnosis is based on clinical features and specific biochemical and enzymatic patterns. In uncertain cases, genetic testing with next generation sequencing can establish a diagnosis, especially in milder or atypical phenotypes. We report on the diagnostic work-up in a boy with sialidosis type I, presenting initially with marked cherry red macular spots but non-specific urinary oligosaccharide patterns and unusually mild excretion of bound sialic acid...
March 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939492/prevalence-of-pregnancy-hypertensive-disorders-in-mongolia
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Nathalie E Marchand, Ganmaa Davaasambuu, Thomas F McElrath, Enkhmaa Davaasambuu, Tsedmaa Baatar, Rebecca Troisi
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of preeclampsia in a contemporary population of Mongolian women living in urban and rural areas. We determined the sensitivity and specificity of diagnosis based on established diagnostic criteria and assessed whether local diagnostic criteria were similar to those used in the US. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of urban and nomadic pregnant women recruited in Ulaanbaatar (n=136) and rural provinces (n=85). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Preeclampsia defined as hypertension new to pregnancy after 20weeks and proteinuria (or protein creatinine ratio ⩾0...
October 2016: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938350/central-retinal-artery-occlusion-and-cerebral-infarction-associated-with-mycoplasma-pneumonia-infection-in-children
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Yunguang Bao, Xiaobing Li, Kaixuan Wang, Chan Zhao, Xiumei Ji, Mizu Jiang
BACKGROUND: Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is an arterial ischemic stroke, rarely occurred in children accompanied with asymptomatic cerebral infarction and almost never involved in severe pneumonia related to Mycoplasma pneumonia infection. CASE PRESENTATION: An 8-year-old boy with severe pneumonia related to Mycoplasma pneumonia infection that developed loss of vision in the left eye on the 14(th) day. No light perception and no pupillary reaction to light were found in the left eye...
December 9, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919482/the-association-of-cognitive-impairment-with-gray-matter-atrophy-and-cortical-lesion-load-in-clinically-isolated-syndrome
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Sevda Diker, Arzu Ceylan Has, Aslı Kurne, Rahşan Göçmen, Kader Karlı Oğuz, Rana Karabudak
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis can impair cognition from the early stages and has been shown to be associated with gray matter damage in addition to white matter pathology. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the profile of cognitive impairment in clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), and the contribution of cortical inflammation, cortical and deep gray matter atrophy, and white matter lesions to cognitive decline. METHODS: Thirty patients with clinically isolated syndrome and twenty demographically- matched healthy controls underwent neuropsychologic assessment through the Rao Brief Repeatable Battery, and brain magnetic resonance imaging with double inversion recovery using a 3T scanner...
November 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916672/famous-faces-and-voices-differential-profiles-in-early-right-and-left-semantic-dementia-and-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Simona Luzzi, Sara Baldinelli, Valentina Ranaldi, Katia Fabi, Viviana Cafazzo, Fabio Fringuelli, Mauro Silvestrini, Leandro Provinciali, Carlo Reverberi, Guido Gainotti
BACKGROUND: Famous face and voice recognition is reported to be impaired both in semantic dementia (SD) and in Alzheimer's Disease (AD), although more severely in the former. In AD a coexistence of perceptual impairment in face and voice processing has also been reported and this could contribute to the altered performance in complex semantic tasks. On the other hand, in SD both face and voice recognition disorders could be related to the prevalence of atrophy in the right temporal lobe (RTL)...
January 8, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905355/-cerebral-microbleeds-in-cerebrovascular-and-neurodegenerative-diseases-with-cognitive-impairment
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T A Polyakova, O S Levin
AIM: To study a role of cerebral microbleeds (CMB) in the diagnosis of main cerebrovascular and neurodegenerative diseases with cognitive impairment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: CMB were studied in 120 patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and vascular dementia using 1.5T MRI in T2 * gradient echo. An impact of CMB on cognitive functions and the relationship with signs of vascular and neurodegenerative lesions of the brain were studied as well...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895948/pediatric-balint-s-syndrome-variant-a-possible-diagnosis-in-children
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Swetha Sara Philip, Sunithi Elizabeth Mani, Gordon N Dutton
Balint's syndrome is well described in adults, but not in children. It is caused by bilateral posterior parietal lobe damage and comprises a triad of simultanagnosia (inability to simultaneously see more than a small number of items), optic ataxia (impaired visual guidance of movement of the limbs and body), and apraxia of gaze (inability to volitionally direct gaze despite the requisite motor substrate) often associated with homonymous lower visual field loss. We, here, describe five children (four males, one female; mean age 7...
2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891365/visual-function-and-ocular-status-in-children-with-disabilities-in-special-schools-of-northern-india
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Gurvinder Kaur, Satish Thomas, Mahesh Jindal, S M Bhatti
INTRODUCTION: Children with disabilities (other than visual impairment) are at a higher risk of visual impairment as compared to normal population. Majority of the ocular disorders, like refractive errors and strabismus, are easily treatable. As these children depend on their visual inputs for social and academic activities, an early detection and prompt treatment of even a minor visual problem is of utmost importance for them. AIM: To assess the visual function and ocular status of children with disabilities other than visual impairment and to identify the preventable and treatable causes of visual impairment...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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