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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244699/acute-and-rapid-development-of-spontaneous-spinal-epidural-hematoma-associated-with-combined-aspirin-dipyridamole-therapy-a-case-report
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Kent Yamaguchi, Justin Mathew, James M Lhi, Don Young Park
CASE: Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is a known, although rare, clinical entity that may be challenging to diagnose. This case report describes the rapid development of a large SSEH in an elderly patient on aspirin-dipyridamole combination therapy after she shifted her position in bed. Magnetic resonance imaging obtained 4 hours after the onset of symptoms demonstrated a large spinal epidural hematoma that extended from T4 to L1. CONCLUSION: With early diagnosis, the patient was successfully treated with a laminectomy and evacuation of the hematoma, and there was full neurological recovery...
January 2017: JBJS Case Connector
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244697/occipitocervical-fusion-for-severe-atlantoaxial-dislocation-in-an-underdeveloped-child-with-chondrodysplasia-punctata-a-case-report
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Yuki Tanaka, Kei Watanabe, Keiichi Katsumi, Masayuki Ohashi, Keisuke Nagasaki, Toru Hirano
CASE: We present a case of brachytelephalangic chondrodysplasia punctata with a severe atlantoaxial dislocation in an underdeveloped child. The patient underwent halo jacket application using 10 halo pins with <1 lb/in of torque, followed by posterior occipitocervical fusion with onlay rib and iliac autografts. After bone grafts and replacement of the halo ring multiple times, successful osseous fusion had been achieved by the 2-year follow-up. CONCLUSION: Although simple bone-grafting with a halo jacket is useful in underdeveloped patients with skeletal dysplasia, the complications related to halo fixation, including cranial bone perforation, and the patient's neurological status must be carefully monitored...
January 2017: JBJS Case Connector
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244098/clemastine-rescues-myelination-defects-and-promotes-functional-recovery-in-hypoxic-brain-injury
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Bruce A C Cree, Jianqin Niu, Kimberly K Hoi, Chao Zhao, Scott D Caganap, Roland G Henry, Dang Q Dao, Daniel R Zollinger, Feng Mei, Yun-An A Shen, Robin J M Franklin, Erik M Ullian, Lan Xiao, Jonah R Chan, Stephen P J Fancy
Hypoxia can injure brain white matter tracts, comprised of axons and myelinating oligodendrocytes, leading to cerebral palsy in neonates and delayed post-hypoxic leukoencephalopathy (DPHL) in adults. In these conditions, white matter injury can be followed by myelin regeneration, but myelination often fails and is a significant contributor to fixed demyelinated lesions, with ensuing permanent neurological injury. Non-myelinating oligodendrocyte precursor cells are often found in lesions in plentiful numbers, but fail to mature, suggesting oligodendrocyte precursor cell differentiation arrest as a critical contributor to failed myelination in hypoxia...
December 13, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243133/symptomatic-cerebrospinal-fluid-hiv-1-escape-with-no-resistance-associated-mutations-following-low-level-plasma-viremia
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Mattia Trunfio, Sarah Beth Joseph, Valeria Ghisetti, Alessandra Romito, Caterina Martini, Jessica Cusato, Sabrina Audagnotto, Laura Pesci Kincer, Micol Ferrara, Arianna Sala, Daniele Imperiale, Giovanni Di Perri, Andrea Calcagno
The majority of neurologically symptomatic cerebrospinal fluid HIV-1 escape cases are connected with resistance-associated mutations and potentially explained by low cerebrospinal fluid antiretroviral concentrations. However, there are still significant knowledge gaps regarding the physiopathology and long-term management of neurosymptomatic viral escape. We report a case of Parkinson-like syndrome following cerebrospinal fluid HIV-1 escape in a 40-year-old female patient with an history of persistent low-level plasma viremia under treatment...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243132/hiv-associated-opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia-syndrome-early-infection-immune-reconstitution-syndrome-or-secondary-to-other-diseases-case-report-and-literature-review
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Bruno F Guedes, Márcio A A Vieira Filho, Clarice Listik, Rafael B Carra, Cristiane B Pereira, Emanuelle R da Silva, Hélio R Gomes, José E Vidal
Opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia (OMA) syndrome is a debilitating autoimmune neurological disorder. Post-infectious opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia syndrome has been described with varying bacterial, spirochetal, and viral infections including several patients with HIV. However, specific immunopathological mechanisms that may lead to opsoclonus-myoclonus in HIV-positive patients are unknown.We report a case of HIV-associated opsoclonus-myoclonus and early HIV infection. A review of published literature shows opsoclonus-myoclonus can occur during early infection, in immune reconstitution syndrome or in association with other infections, especially tuberculosis...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243076/pta-stent-of-dural-sinuses-in-brain-davf-a%C3%A2-report-of-4-cases
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Leonardo Renieri, Caterina Michelozzi, Waleed Brinjikji, Jean Darcout, Adrien Guenego, Ivan Vukasinovic, Philippe Tall, Fabrice Bonneville, Anne-Christine Januel, Christophe Cognard
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Type I and IIa dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) have a low hemorrhagic risk, but are often the cause of debilitating tinnitus that requires treatment. While Onyx® and PHIL™ (Precipitating hydrophobic injectable liquid) transarterial embolization represent the first endovascular option, there are occasional cases where performing angioplasty and stenting of the affected sinus may lead to satisfactory results. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed four consecutive cases of patients with DAVF-induced pulsatile tinnitus secondary to type I and II DAVFs who were treated with angioplasty and stenting of the sinus only...
December 14, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242787/foot-deformities-in-hajdu-cheney-syndrome-a-rare-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ashish B Shah, Breann K Tisano, Osama Elattar, Jackson Rucker Staggers, Sameer Naranje
Introduction: Hajdu-Cheney syndrome (HCS) is a rare autosomal dominant disease characterized by acroosteolysis, wormian skull bones with persistent skull sutures, premature loss of teeth, micrognathia, short stature, hypermobility of the joints, neurologic manifestations such as basilar invagination with subsequent paresthesia, hearing loss, and speech alterations, and osteoporosis with tendency to pathologic fractures of long bones and vertebrae as well as painful hands and feet. Very few cases have been earlier reported in the literature...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242786/radius-and-ulna-stress-fractures-in-a-patient-with-neuromyelitis-optica-a-case-report
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George J M Hourston, Hadyn K N Kankam, Phillip Johnston
Introduction: Stress fractures are more common in the weight-bearing bones of the lower limb and are particularly prevalent in athletes. Whereas, those of the upper limb are usually reported as unique events in rare circumstances. Case Report: We present a case of a 40-year-old White British female with neuromyelitis optica (NMO) who mobilized in a wheelchair and presented to our center in April 2016 with a week-long history of a hot, swollen, and unstable right forearm...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241089/association-of-psychosis-with-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome-a-systematic-review-of-clinical-studies
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Asma Hallab, Sadiq Naveed, Ahmed Altibi, Mariam Abdelkhalek, Huyen Thi Ngo, Thao Phuong Le, Kenji Hirayama, Nguyen Tien Huy
OBJECTIVE: In this systematic review, we reviewed the association between Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) and psychosis and focused on the prevalence, clinical presentation, immunologic and neurological workup, treatment options, and clinical outcomes. METHODOLOGY: We performed this systematic review according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA)'s guidelines. We searched eight databases for potential articles and manually searched references and relevant articles of included studies...
November 16, 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240575/horner-syndrome-as-the-only-focal-neurologic-manifestation-of-hypothalamic-hemorrhage
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Cansu B Sahin, Neeraj Chaudhary, Jonathan D Trobe
A 70-year-old woman suffered an anterior dorsal hypothalamic hemorrhage that caused an ipsilateral Horner syndrome (HS) as the only focal neurologic manifestation. This is only the second reported case of hypothalamic hemorrhage producing HS. Because HS was the sole focal neurologic manifestation, its confirmation with topical apraclonidine drops was a valuable clue toward prompt localization of the patient's confusional state.
December 12, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240027/congenital-hemophilia-a-presenting-with-hashimoto-s-encephalopathy-and-myocarditis-the-first-reported-case
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Ayse B Ergul, Yasemin Altuner Torun, Umut Altug, Fatma T Mutlu, Serkan F Celik, Ahmet S Guven
Here, we report a case of hemophilia A with myocarditis, encephalopathy, and spontaneous intramedullary hemorrhage. A 14-month-old male infant presented with loss of consciousness, generalized tonic-clonic convulsions, and cardiac failure. The neurological examination was normal. Myocarditis was diagnosed. After administration of fresh frozen plasma, the aPTT did not return to normal. The factor VIII (FVIII) level was 10.2% the normal level, and the patient was diagnosed with hemophilia A. The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) evaluation was unremarkable, with the exception of elevated CSF protein levels...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240016/drainage-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-blood-pressure-augmentation-as-rescue-therapies-for-ischemic-myelitis-after-bronchial-embolization-a-case-report
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Pierre-Alexis Lépine, Jean-François Naud, Philippe Boisvert
A 62-year-old man presented to the emergency department with massive hemoptysis. After bronchial artery embolization, he developed ischemic myelitis, a rare complication in this setting for which no specific therapy is currently recommended. The symptoms were managed with lumbar drainage of cerebrospinal fluid and blood pressure augmentation therapy. To our knowledge, this is the first report of using lumbar drainage of cerebrospinal fluid and blood pressure augmentation in the treatment of anterior medullary ischemia after bronchial artery embolization for massive hemoptysis...
December 11, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239577/mechanical-compression-devices-for-cardiac-arrest-report-of-three-cases
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Marjut Varpula, Piia Simonen, Jouni Nurmi, Jukka Lehtonen, Ilkka Tierala
Mechanical compression devices enable transportation of patients with cardiac arrest to the catheterization laboratory. Coronary angiography and coronary interventions can be performed while the patients are being resuscitated with these devices. In this report, we describe three cases in whom resuscitation with mechanical compression devices and rapid transportation to the catheterization laboratory resulted in favorable cardiac and neurological outcome.
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238692/migraine-related-vertigo
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Vithal D Udagatti, Rajendran Dinesh Kumar
Migraine related vertigo (MRV) is largely accepted in the vestibular community and probably represents the second most common cause of vertigo after benign positional vertigo by far exceeding Meniere's disease. The data on vestibular migraine management is still relatively poor, despite its enormous importance in daily practice. A 55-year old male presented with history of giddiness, imbalance, sweating and sensation of nausea with severe pulsating headache of one day duration. Ear, Nose and Throat examination was normal...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238581/a-spicy-status-synthetic-cannabinoid-spice-use-and-new-onset-refractory-status-epilepticus-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Marc-Alain Babi, Christopher P Robinson, Carolina B Maciel
Synthetic cannabinoids refer to a wide variety of chemicals engineered to bind cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) and mimic the effects of delta-9-tetrahydrocanabinol. The potential for severe toxicity and limited in vivo data make synthetic cannabinoid intake an important public health and safety concern. Neurologic toxidromes associated with their use include mental status changes, panic attacks, memory distortions, acute psychosis (e.g. paranoia, delusional thoughts), disorganized behavior, and suicidal and homicidal thoughts...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237657/rare-side-effect-of-adjuvant-ipilimumab-after-surgical-resection-of-melanoma-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Rohini J Patel, Michael A Liu, Akshay Amaraneni, Simran K Sindhu
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a life-threatening neurological disorder that presents with rapid ascending paralysis and areflexia. Guillain-Barré syndrome is traditionally associated with infections from a gastrointestinal or respiratory tract source. We report the case of a 71-year-old man with melanoma who was treated with ipilimumab as adjuvant immunotherapy and subsequently developed Guillain-Barré syndrome. The diagnosis was made clinically through physical exam findings. He was successfully treated with a combination of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy and corticosteroids...
December 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236169/current-treatment-of-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-a-national-survey
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Teddy S Youn, Patrick Lavin, Morgan Patrylo, Joseph Schindler, Howard Kirshner, David M Greer, Matthew Schrag
BACKGROUND: Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is an ophthalmological emergency, the retinal analog of a stroke. To date there is no consensus or national guidelines on how this disorder should be managed. As academic neurologists and ophthalmologists treat CRAO frequently, we set out to understand how these clinicians approach patients with CRAO with a national survey. METHODS: We identified university-associated teaching hospitals offering vascular neurology, neuro-ophthalmology and/or retina fellowships in the US and asked the directors of the programs to respond to questions in an open response format to profile the acute management of CRAO at their institution...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234548/steroid-responsive-encephalopathy-associated-with-autoimmune-thyroiditis-presenting-with-fever-and-confusion
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Chiranthi Kongala Liyanage, Tilak Manthi Janake Munasinghe, Adsareswary Paramanantham
Steroid-Responsive Encephalopathy Associated with Autoimmune Thyroiditis (SREAT) is a diagnostic conundrum as it may present with a myriad of nonspecific clinical features and laboratory and neuroimaging investigations are not diagnostic. We report a case of a 65-year-old female who presented with an acute febrile illness associated with headache and confusion, tangential thoughts, and loose association. Based on neutrophil leukocytosis in the full blood count and elevated inflammatory markers, she was commenced on empirical intravenous antibiotics suspecting meningoencephalitis...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234493/what-are-the-risks-of-manual-treatment-of-the-spine-a-scoping-review-for-clinicians
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Gabrielle Swait, Rob Finch
Background: Communicating to patients the risks of manual treatment to the spine is an important, but challenging element of informed consent. This scoping review aimed to characterise and summarise the available literature on risks and to describe implications for clinical practice and research. Method: A methodological framework for scoping reviews was followed. Systematic searches were conducted during June 2017. The quantity, nature and sources of literature were described...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231979/otitis-media-with-effusion-in-the-boxer-a-report-of-seven-cases
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S Paterson
The aim of this study was to describe otitis media with effusion in seven boxers. All dogs presented with a range of clinical signs, which included head shaking, neurological dysfunction, pain on opening of the mouth and reduction in hearing ability. Otitis media was confirmed under general anaesthesia in each case by video-otoscopic identification of a bulging pars tensa and subsequent myringotomy, which revealed a tenacious mucus plug within the middle ear. Brainstem auditory evoked response thresholds were elevated in all affected ears...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
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