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REVIEW
Tetsuhiko Okabe, Taiki Nozaki, Noriko Aida, Jay Starkey, Mikako Enokizono, Tetsu Niwa, Atsuhiko Handa, Yuji Numaguchi, Yasuyuki Kurihara
Neurological complications of paediatric cancers are a substantial problem. Complications can be primary from central nervous system (CNS) spread or secondary from indirect or remote effects of cancer, as well as cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy. In this review, we present the clinical and imaging findings of rare but important neurological complications in paediatric patients with cancer. Neurological complications are classified into three phases: pre-treatment, treatment and post-remission...
May 15, 2018: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761297/severe-neurologic-complications-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-a-single-center-review
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Sarah Mancone, Thomas Lycan, Tamjeed Ahmed, Umit Topaloglu, Andrew Dothard, William J Petty, Roy E Strowd
BACKGROUND: Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are a promising class of anticancer drugs associated with immune-related adverse events (IRAEs). In registration studies of selected cancer populations, neurologic IRAEs were rare. Post-marketing experience describing their prevalence in clinical practice continues to be reported. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of patients treated at our institution with ICIs from 2005 to 2017 was identified. Patients with new neurologic ICD codes documented during or after ICI treatment were enrolled...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748058/unusual-aspect-of-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-in-an-elderly-adult
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Benjamin Hebant, Omar Bennani
BACKGROUND: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) classically occurs in patients presenting with a sudden increase of arterial pressure or eclampsia, but the range of etiologies is very wide. Although the mechanisms underlying PRES remain unclear, research suggests that when the extent of hypertension exceeds the threshold of cerebral blood flow autoregulation, this induces blood-brain barrier disruption that leads to brain edema. Unusual presentations on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are possible, including the involvement of frontal or temporal lobes, cerebellar hemispheres, basal ganglia, brainstem, or deep white matter...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725657/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-in-kidney-disease
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Kartik Ganesh, Rajesh R Nair, George Kurian, Anil Mathew, Sandeep Sreedharan, Zachariah Paul
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713360/intestinal-duplication-revealed-by-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome
#5
Yosra Kerkeni, Hela Louati, Mourad Hamzaoui
We report a unique case of intestinal duplication detected on posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) in a 13-year-old girl. She was admitted to the pediatric Emergency Department because of generalized seizures. Radiological assessment revealed a large, well-defined, thick-walled cystic lesion in the mid abdomen, suggestive of duplication cyst associated to a PRES. Exploration confirmed the diagnosis of ileal duplication cyst, and the mass was resected. The postoperative course was uneventful. Both hypertension and neurological dysfunction resolved after the mass resection...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707624/neurological-sequelae-and-clinical-outcomes-after-lung-transplantation
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Patrick J Smith, Gregory L Stonerock, Krista K Ingle, Caroline K Saulino, Benson Hoffman, Brian Wasserman, James A Blumenthal, Scott M Palmer, Jacob A Klapper, Matthew G Hartwig, Valentine R Esposito, Laurie D Snyder
Background: Neurological complications are common after lung transplantation. However, no large cohort studies have examined the incidence, predictors, and clinical significance of neurological events sustained by lung transplant recipients. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort analysis of a consecutive series of lung transplant recipients, transplanted at Duke University Medical Center between May 2014 and February 2017 (n = 276). Early neurological complications (ie, occurring during the first week after transplant) were documented by transplant mental health specialists and included delirium, ischemic injury, and posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome...
April 2018: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697577/pres-in-pediatric-hsct-a-single-center-experience
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Rajan Kapoor, Ashish Simalti, Rajiv Kumar, Uday Yanamandra, Satyaranjan Das, Jasjit Singh, Velu Nair
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) has diverse etiologies and is closely linked to hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). Headache and seizures are the most common clinical presentations. Although near total recovery is seen in the majority of patients with appropriate management, the implications of its occurrence in the setting of an HSCT is much more than the residual neurological deficits. Graft rejection and occurrence of graft versus host disease has been reported. We analyzed retrospectively our data of 35 pediatric HSCT recipients over the last 2 years at our center...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674196/clinical-and-imaging-profile-of-patients-with-new-onset-seizures-a-presumptive-diagnosis-of-eclampsia-a-prospective-observational-study
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Vandana Bojja, Anish Keepanasseril, Pradeep P Nair, V C Sunitha
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical and imaging profile of patients with new-onset seizures with a presumptive diagnosis of eclampsia. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study, conducted in a tertiary teaching hospital, on pregnant women presenting with new onset seizures with presumptive diagnosis of eclampsia excluding those with pre-existing neurological conditions. Demographic details, medical and obstetric examination findings were noted. All women underwent neuroimaging within 5 days of onset seizures...
February 25, 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643636/atypical-presentation-of-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-two-cases
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Nishant Kumar, Ranju Singh, Neha Sharma, Aruna Jain
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinico-neuroradiological entity, first described in 1996. It is commonly associated with systemic hypertension, intake of immunosuppressant drugs, sepsis and eclampsia and preeclampsia. Headache, alteration in consciousness, visual disturbances and seizures are common manifestations of PRES. Signs of pyramidal tract involvement and motor dysfunction are uncommon clinical findings. However, clinical presentation is not diagnostic. On neuroimaging, lesions are characteristically found in parieto occipital region of the brain due to vasogenic edema...
January 2018: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629684/hypertension-as-the-trigger-for-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-in-paediatric-renal-patients-an-important-diagnosis-that-should-not-be-missed
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J K Strong, K L Petersen, U Kala
BACKGROUND: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a reversible neurological condition presenting with seizures and visual disturbances and diagnosed on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Little is understood about its pathogenesis, particularly in children, but it is thought to be related to hypertension. OBJECTIVES: To review the presentation, diagnosis and outcome of PRES in paediatric renal patients at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa, between 1 January 2000 and 31 January 2017 and compare these with published case reports to date...
March 28, 2018: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620070/nivolumab-induced-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome
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Haitham M Hussein, Bradleigh Dornfeld, Daniel J Schneider
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Neurology. Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29592778/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-in-hiv-positive-patients-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Erica Rm Pool, Michael Porte, Nigel Durham, Sue Urwin, Paul Laboi, Fabiola Martin
We are reporting the case of a woman who was admitted acutely to our intensive care unit without any collateral history. She was diagnosed with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) as a consequence of poor adherence to anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic and anti-retroviral medications. PRES is a rare condition, which may cause cortical blindness; contrary to its name it is not always reversible. Rapid diagnosis and aggressive management of underlying causes facilitate reversibility of PRES. We also summarise the literature on patients with HIV and PRES...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531864/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-pres-attributed-to-mycophenolate-mofetil-during-the-management-of-sle-a-case-report-and-review
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Lei Zhang, Jian Xu
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a rare clinical entity associated with systemic lupus erythematosus which characterized by seizure, headache, and altered mental status. The pathophysiology involves subcortical vasogenic edema secondary to hypertension and endothelial damage. PRES is reversible with withdrawal of the offending agent, strict blood pressure control, and treating the underlying disease. We report present here a patient with lupus nephritis who developed PRES following mycophenolate administration...
2018: American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526944/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-after-a-variety-of-combined-chemotherapies-containing-bevacizumab-for-metastatic-colon-cancer
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Eiichi Katada, Akira Mitsui, Shigeru Sasaki, Norihiko Uematsu, Chise Anan
A 44-year-old woman with advanced metastatic colon cancer received chemotherapies comprising XELOX, FOLFIRI/panitumumab and mFOLFOX6/bevacizumab. Fifteen months later, she presented with the acute onset of a headache, drowsiness and seizure with a fever and hypertension. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) indicated bilateral regions of signal hyperintensity in the white matter with spasms of bilateral cerebral arteries apparent on magnetic resonance angiography. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) was diagnosed, and treatments resulted in improvement of the MRI findings, but the patient experienced cerebral infarction and ultimately died of deterioration of cancer on day 26 after the onset of PRES...
March 9, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519183/intracranial-hemorrhage-in-the-setting-of-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-two-case-reports-and-a-review
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Manveer Garcha, Keithan Sivakumar, Mohammed El-Hunjul, Shweta Varade, Hussam A Yacoub
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is clinically characterized by seizures, changes in vision, altered mental status, and headache, with associated radiologic changes on brain imaging. Intraparenchymal hemorrhage is a rare complication of PRES and an atypical initial presentation of this condition. In this report, we discuss two patients who presented with multifocal cerebral hemorrhages that were later attributed to PRES. We further expand on the pathophysiology, management, and prognosis on patients with hemorrhagic PRES...
March 14, 2018: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515421/central-variant-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-with-albuminocytologic-dissociation
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Sang-Woo Lee, Seung-Jae Lee
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a disorder of reversible vasogenic brain edema which mainly involves the parieto-occipital lobes in various clinical settings. The main mechanism is known to be cerebral autoregulation failure and endothelial dysfunction leading to the disruption of the blood-brain barrier. We report the case of a 47-year-old woman with PRES which involved the brain stem and thalami, sparing the cerebral hemispheres. She was admitted to the emergency room because of acute-onset confusion...
January 2018: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506598/headache-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-diagnostic-and-management-implications
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Anas Alrohimi, Rajive Jassal
Headache is an uncommon symptom in Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). We review four clinical settings related to GBS in which headache may be present. We focus on pathophysiological explanations, alerting the clinician to further potential investigations and treatment. Most reports of headache in GBS occur in the context of the posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, an increasingly recognized dysautonomia-related GBS complication. Less frequent is headache in the setting of increased intracranial pressure and papilledema (secondary intracranial hypertension), Miller Fisher syndrome, and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis...
March 2018: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29494439/magnesium-sulfate-treatment-correlates-with-improved-neurological-function-in-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-pres-report-of-a-case
#18
Aakriti Pandita, David F Lehmann
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a potentially reversible failure of cerebral autoregulation managed by correction of hypertension or underlying medical condition. Nonresponding cases progress to irreversible brain damage. There is some evidence of association of hypomagnesemia with PRES. We describe a case of nonresolving PRES where use of magnesium sulfate led to improvement in neurological function and eventual recovery. Our case highlights the need for a randomized controlled trial to test the efficacy of magnesium in PRES...
March 2018: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490381/-hypertensive-crisis-and-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-pres
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Olaf Eberhardt
The urgency and intensity of therapeutic response to a hypertensive crisis are governed by the presence or absence of acute end-organ damage, which define hypertensive emergency and hypertensive urgency, respectively. In case of hypertensive urgency a slow and moderate lowering of blood pressure by oral antihypertensive agents seems adequate, while the approach to hypertensive emergency has to be tailored to the specific type of organ failure. Optimal blood pressure management in the context of neurovascular emergencies is made difficult by contradictory data from observational and interventional studies...
February 28, 2018: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29480370/new-developments-in-hypertensive-encephalopathy
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REVIEW
Joseph B Miller, Kushak Suchdev, Namita Jayaprakash, Daniel Hrabec, Aditya Sood, Snigdha Sharma, Phillip D Levy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes the latest science on hypertensive encephalopathy and posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES). We review the epidemiology and pathophysiology of these overlapping syndromes and discuss best practices for diagnosis and management. RECENT FINDINGS: Diagnosis of hypertensive encephalopathy largely relies on exclusion of other neurological emergencies. We review the extensive causes of PRES and its imaging characteristics...
February 26, 2018: Current Hypertension Reports
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