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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691779/nomogram-and-validity-of-a-model-for-predicting-malnutrition-in-patients-on-liver-transplant-lists
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María Teresa García-Rodríguez, Sonia Pértega-Díaz, Beatriz López-Calviño, María Del Carmen Piñón-Villar, Alejandra Otero-Ferreiro, Francisco Suárez-López, Manuel Gómez-Gutiérrez, María Teresa Seoane-Pillado, Salvador Pita-Fernández
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is associated with increased morbimortality in liver transplant patients, and it is important to identify factors related to nutritional status in these patients. AIMS: Determine variables associated with malnutrition and create a nomogram in liver transplant candidates. METHODS: Cross-sectional study (n = 110). VARIABLES: demographic variables, imbalances due to the disease, transplant aetiology and analytical parameters...
April 25, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689487/evoked-potentials-predict-psychomotor-development-in-neonates-with-normal-mri-after-hypothermia-for-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Elisa Cainelli, Daniele Trevisanuto, Francesco Cavallin, Renzo Manara, Agnese Suppiej
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prognostic role of evoked potentials (EP) in neonates with normal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) after therapeutic hypothermia (TH) for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). METHODS: Thirty-five neonates recruited for TH because of HIE, having normal neonatal MRI, performed neonatal somatosensory (SEP), visual (VEP) evoked potentials and electroencephalogram (EEG). The effect of SEP, VEP or EEG abnormalities on Griffith's developmental scales at 12 and 24 months was measured; positive (PPV) and negative (NPV) predictive value, sensitivity, specificity and accuracy were calculated...
April 16, 2018: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689120/acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-getting-ready-for-prime-time
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Jasmohan S Bajaj, Richard Moreau, Patrick S Kamath, Hugo E Vargas, Vicente Arroyo, K Rajender Reddy, Gyongyi Szabo, Puneeta Tandon, Jody Olson, Constantine Karvellas, Thierry Gustot, Jennifer C Lai, Florence Wong
Acute on chronic liver failure (ACLF) is a culmination of chronic liver disease and extra-hepatic organ failures, which is associated with a high short-term mortality and immense healthcare expenditure. There are varying definitions for organ failures and ACLF in Europe, North America and Asia. These differing definitions need to be reconciled to enhance progress in the field. The pathogenesis of ACLF is multi-factorial and related to interactions between the immuno-inflammatory system, microbiota and the precipitating factors...
April 24, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688583/safe-use-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Rianne A Weersink, Margriet Bouma, David M Burger, Joost P H Drenth, S Froukje Harkes-Idzinga, Nicole G M Hunfeld, Herold J Metselaar, Margje H Monster-Simons, Sandra A W van Putten, Katja Taxis, Sander D Borgsteede
AIMS: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) belong to the most frequently used drugs, also in patients with cirrhosis. PPIs are extensively metabolized by the liver, but practice guidance on prescribing in cirrhosis is lacking. We aim to develop practical guidance on the safe use of PPIs in cirrhosis. METHODS: A systematic literature search identified studies about the safety (i.e. adverse events) and pharmacokinetics of PPIs in cirrhotic patients. This evidence and data from the product information was reviewed by an expert panel who classified drugs as safe; no additional risks known; additional risks known; unsafe; or unknown...
April 24, 2018: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687030/therapeutic-effect-of-steroids-in-osmotic-demyelination-of-infancy
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Lalit R Bansal
An 11-month-old male presented with acute gastroenteritis, seizures, and altered mental status. Laboratory workup revealed serum sodium of 177 mmol/L. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed reduced diffusion in the supratentorial white matter, T2 hyperintensities in the left central pons and midbrain, subacute stroke in the right occipital lobe, and bilateral cerebellar hemorrhagic infarcts. The child was presumed to have hypernatremia-induced central pontine and extrapontine myelinolysis. He received 5 days of high-dose methylprednisolone for persistent encephalopathy and spastic quadriparesis with rapid recovery of his cognitive function and neurological examination...
2018: Child Neurology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687029/de-novo-kcnq2-mutation-in-one-case-of-epilepsy-of-infancy-with-migrating-focal-seizures-that-evolved-to-infantile-spasms
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Haolin Duan, Jing Peng, Miriam Kessi, Fei Yin
Epilepsy of infancy with migrating focal seizures (EIMFS) is a rare type of early-onset epileptic encephalopathy that is characterized by refractory migratory multifocal seizures that migrate between hemispheres. Its etiology is not well known although it is postulated to occur due to channelopathy. The authors report the first case of EIMFS due to a de novo heterozygous mutation in exon 4(c.881C>T missense mutation, p.Ala294Val, NM_172107.2) in KCNQ2 gene which later evolved into infantile spasms. However, it is the second case of EIMFS with KCNQ2 mutation...
2018: Child Neurology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687017/the-interrelation-between-clinical-presentation-and-neurophysiology-of-posthypoxic-myoclonus
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Jonathan C van Zijl, Martijn Beudel, Bauke M de Jong, Joukje van der Naalt, Rodi Zutt, Fiete Lange, Walter M van den Bergh, Jan-Willem J Elting, Marina A J Tijssen
Objective: Posthypoxic myoclonus (PHM) in the first few days after resuscitation can be divided clinically into generalized and focal (uni- and multifocal) subtypes. The former is associated with a subcortical origin and poor prognosis in patients with postanoxic encephalopathy (PAE), and the latter with a cortical origin and better prognosis. However, use of PHM as prognosticator in PAE is hampered by the modest objectivity in its clinical assessment. Therefore, we aimed to obtain the anatomical origin of PHM with use of neurophysiological investigations, and relate these to its clinical presentation...
April 2018: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686941/adult-onset-generalized-dystonia-as-the-main-manifestation-of-megdel-syndrome
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Camille Giron, Emmanuel Roze, Bertrand Degos, Aurélie Méneret, Claude Jardel, Annie Lannuzel, Fanny Mochel
Background: MEGDEL syndrome (3-MethylGlutaconic aciduria, Deafness, Encephalopathy, Leigh-like syndrome) is a severe neurometabolic disease with infantile onset. Phenomenology Shown: Progressive and marked dystonia over a 6-year period in an adult male with MEGDEL syndrome. Educational Value: Generalized dystonia may be the main manifestation of a milder form of MEGDEL syndrome, which begins during adulthood.
2018: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686793/invasive-group-b-streptococcus-multiloculated-perinephric-abscesses-treated-with-percutaneous-drainage
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J Isaac Peña-Garcia, Sana Shaikh, Alexandre Lacasse
Group B streptococcus infections (GBSI) are commonly associated with neonates and pregnant women, but may also affect nonpregnant adults. Among its spectrum of manifestations, perinephric abscess (PA) is exceedingly rare. Comorbid conditions such as diabetes mellitus (DM) and immunosuppression increase the risk of GBSI. We describe a 61-year-old Vietnamese man with compensated alcoholic cirrhosis, who presented with acute encephalopathy following subacute, progressive abdominal pain. He was afebrile and hemodynamically stable...
2018: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686712/a-seizure-and-hemiplegia-following-contrast-exposure-understanding-contrast-induced-encephalopathy
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Bhargavi Donepudi, Steven Trottier
Contrast-induced encephalopathy is a rare, reversible phenomenon known to occur after intravenous or intra-arterial contrast exposure. This report describes a case involving a 73-year-old female admitted for an elective thoracic aortic aneurysm repair. During the procedure, a large volume of nonionic iodinated contrast was necessary for arteriography. Postoperatively, the patient developed seizure activity followed by left-sided hemiplegia. Computed tomography (CT) of the brain without contrast and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were negative for acute stroke but did show residual contrast surrounding the brain...
2018: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686575/conservative-management-of-severe-serotonin-syndrome-with-coma-myoclonus-and-crossed-extensor-reflex-complicated-by-hepatic-encephalopathy
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Vignesh Ramachandran, Belicia Ding, Rollin George, Matthew Novakovic
Serotonin syndrome (SS) is an underrecognized and potentially fatal disorder that occurs secondary to combinational use or overdose of a single serotonergic medication. The presentation may be complicated by hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhotic patients, which may also affect metabolism of these serotonergic agents. The authors report a rare case of severe SS complicated by hepatic encephalopathy secondary to cirrhosis in a 52-year-old woman after an increase in her home dosage of fluoxetine and addition of other psychiatric medications...
January 2018: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686118/pearls-oy-sters-the-critical-role-of-histopathology-in-diagnosing-cancer-associated-necrotizing-cns-vasculitis
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Joshua Sheehan, Jessica Tate, Ryan Mott, Carol Geer, Rachel Wolfe, Roy E Strowd, Amy Guzik
OBJECTIVE: To highlight the importance of a broad differential and histopathologic confirmation in patients with newly diagnosed cancer with brain lesions atypical for CNS metastasis. METHODS: We report 2 cases of biopsy-proven CNS vasculitis in patients undergoing treatment for a newly diagnosed nonmetastatic cancer. Comprehensive medical record review was performed to identify the clinical presentation, representative neuroimaging, histopathologic features, and response to treatment...
April 24, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685455/62-year-old-man-with-encephalopathy-and-fatigue-after-allogeneic-bone-marrow-transplant
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Jack H Short, Ayan Sen
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April 20, 2018: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685040/hepatic-encephalopathy-secondary-to-a-splenorenal-shunt-that-manifested-a-long-time-after-a-liver-transplantation
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Paula Tomás Pujante, Andrés Francisco Jiménez Sánchez, Elena Iglesias Jorquera, José Antonio Pons Miñano
Splenorenal shunts are a rare cause of hyperammonemia and hepatic encephalopathy in the absence of cirrhosis. We report the case of a woman, who presented hepatic encephalopathy, with a normal functioning graft, after 14 years of liver transplantation, confirmed by liver biopsy.
April 24, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684966/-nutritional-assessment-and-management-for-patients-with-chronic-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Tae Hee Lee
When liver disease is severe, the prognosis can be worse if the patient is malnourished. Adequate nutritional support for patients with liver diseases can improve the patient's condition and prognosis. In the case of liver cirrhosis, malnutrition can occur due to a variety of causes, including poor oral intake, maldigestion, malabsorption, associated renal disease, and metabolic abnormalities. For a nutritional assessment, it is important to check the dietary intake, change in body composition, including anthropometry, and a functional assessment of muscle...
April 25, 2018: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684437/sleep-dysfunction-following-neonatal-ischemic-seizures-are-differential-by-neonatal-age-of-insult-as-determined-by-qeeg-in-a-mouse-model
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S K Kang, S Ammanuel, S Thodupunuri, D A Adler, M V Johnston, S D Kadam
Neonatal seizures associated with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) pose a challenge in their acute clinical management and are often followed by long-term neurological consequences. We used a newly characterized CD-1 mouse model of neonatal ischemic seizures associated with age-dependent (P7 vs. P10) seizure severity and phenobarbital efficacy (i.e.; PB-resistant vs. PB-efficacious respectively) following unilateral carotid ligation. The long-term consequences following untreated neonatal seizures in P7 vs...
April 20, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683874/time-dependent-decline-in-serum-phenytoin-concentration-with-heightened-convulsive-seizure-risk-by-prolonged-administration-of-fosphenytoin-in-japanese-a-retrospective-study
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Yuta Ohno, Takashi Niwa, Keita Hirai, Keiko Suzuki, Yuto Yamada, Yuichi Hayashi, Hideki Hayashi, Akio Suzuki, Yoshinori Itoh
BACKGROUND: Because clinical data to confirm the safety and effectiveness of fosphenytoin, a prodrug of phenytoin, are insufficient, the length of administration of fosphenytoin is restricted. Nevertheless, some cases require fosphenytoin administration for more than a few days. The aim of this study was to retrospectively investigate the serum concentration of phenytoin in adult Japanese patients who received intravenous fosphenytoin therapy for more than 3 days. METHODS: Patients injected with intravenous fosphenytoin for more than 3 days at Gifu University Hospital between January 2012 and September 2014 were enrolled...
April 20, 2018: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682240/extending-the-range-of-differential-diagnosis-of-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-of-the-boxer-insights-from-a-case-report
#18
Leonardo Caixeta, Iron Dangoni, Rafael Dias de Sousa, Pedro Paulo Dias Soares, Andreia Costa Rabelo Mendonça
Sports activities associated with repetitive cranial trauma have become a fad and are popular in gyms and even among children. It is important to consistently characterize the consequences of such sports activities in order to better advise society on the real risks to the central nervous system. We present the case of a former boxer reporting cognitive and behavioral symptoms that began six years after his retirement as a boxer, evolving progressively with parkinsonian and cerebellar features suggestive of probable chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)...
January 2018: Dementia & Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682077/intracerebral-hemorrhage-with-multiple-intracranial-arterial-stenoses-in-a-synthetic-cannabinoid-spice-user
#19
Seckin Aydin, Odhan Yuksel, Aysegul Esen Aydin, Osman Kizilkilic, Suat Erol Celik
Synthetic cannabinoids (spice), which are used frequently worldwide, are more potent than herbal compounds and also have more side effects in comparison. A 23-year-old male was admitted to the emergency unit with altered consciousness. There was no sign of trauma, and his medical history did not reveal any chronic illness. Computed tomography revealed a large frontal hematoma extending to the ventricular system. The outcomes of cerebral angiography were consistent with multiple intracranial arterial stenoses (MIAS) which can also be seen after cannabis usage...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681183/neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-emerging-therapeutic-strategies-based-on-pathophysiologic-phases-of-the-injury
#20
Qiuli Wang, Hongyan Lv, Lixin Lu, Pengshun Ren, Lianxiang Li
Neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is an important cause of neonatal death and disability. At present, there is no unified standard and specialized treatment method for neonatal HIE. In clinical practice, we have found that a gap remains between preclinical medical research and clinical application in treatment of neonatal HIE. To promote an organic combination of preclinical research and clinical application, we propose the different phases as intervention targets, based on the pathophysiologic changes in phases I, II, and III of neonatal HIE; moreover, we suggest transformative medicine as a principle that may improve the therapeutic effect by blocking the progression of the disease to an irreversible stage...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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