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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028736/superficial-and-deep-capillary-ischemia-as-a-presenting-sign-of-retinal-vasculopathy-with-cerebral-leukoencephalopathy-and-systemic-manifestations
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Aaron Nagiel, Robert A Lalane, Joanna C Jen, Allan E Kreiger
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the presenting sign of retinal vasculopathy with cerebral leukoencephalopathy and systemic manifestations, a rare autosomal dominant condition caused by mutations in the TREX1 gene, and to explore the potential efficacy of bevacizumab in preventing capillary occlusions. METHODS: Observational case report with the use of ultra-widefield fluorescein angiography, optical coherence tomography, and optical coherence tomography angiography...
October 12, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027743/generalized-pustular-psoriasis-triggered-by-zika-virus-infection
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A E Paniz Mondolfi, M Hernandez Perez, G Blohm, M Marquez, A Mogollon Mendoza, C E Hernandez-Pereira, M A Escalona, A Lodeiro Colatosti, J Rothe DeArocha, A J Rodriguez Morales
Zika virus is an emerging arbovirus, which is expanding in epidemic proportions through tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Although Zika is linked to a number of congenital and neurological complications, there is scarce knowledge on the impact of ZIKV infection in human skin. We report the case of a 68-year old woman who presented with generalized pustular psoriasis after a preceding and otherwise uneventful episode of ZIKV infection. Based on recent experimental data on the biology of ZIKV infection in the cutaneous environment, we speculate that ZIKV may have directly triggered the development of generalized pustular psoriasis by stimulation of keratinocyte-derived mediators of inflammation and a polyfunctional T-cell driven immune reaction in the cutaneous milieu...
October 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027018/accelerated-growth-of-hemangioblastoma-in-pregnancy-the-role-of-proangiogenic-factors-and-upregulation-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-hif-in-a-non-oxygen-dependent-pathway
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REVIEW
Yosef Laviv, Joshua L Wang, Matthew P Anderson, Ekkehard M Kasper
Hemangioblastomas (HBs) are benign, highly vascular tumors, often characterized by loss of function of the von Hippel-Lindau (vHL) gene. They are the most common central nervous system tumor observed in vHL syndrome. Loss of function of the vHL gene creates a "pseudo-hypoxic" state, causing overactivation of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-related pathways. In some cases, HBs can rapidly increase in size during pregnancy to then present acutely, which most frequently occurs after the 20th gestational week...
October 13, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026676/spinal-epidural-abscess-report-on-27-cases
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Nayil Khursheed, Sultan Dar, Altaf Ramzan, Bashir Fomda, Nisar Humam, Wani Abrar, Sarbjit Singh, Arif Sajad, Masood Mahek, Shoaib Yawar
BACKGROUND: Spinal epidural abscess, although an uncommon disease, often correlates with a high morbidity owing to significant delay in diagnosis. METHODS: In a prospective 5-year study, the clinical and magnetic resonance (MR) findings, treatment protocols, microbiology, and neurological outcomes were analyzed for 27 patients with spinal epidural abscess. RESULTS: Patients were typically middle-aged with underlying diabetes and presented with lumbar abscesses...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026667/lumbar-chronic-subdural-hematoma-mimicking-an-intradural-extramedullary-tumor-a-case-report
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Hyeun Sung Kim, Nitin Adsul, Yoon Seok Ju, Ki Joon Kim, Sung Ho Choi, Jeong Hoon Kim, Sung Kyun Chung, Jeong-Hoon Choi, Jee-Soo Jang, Il-Tae Jang, Seong-Hoon Oh, Jae Eun Park, Sol Lee
BACKGROUND: Chronic spinal subdural hematomas are extremely rare with only 28 cases reported in the literature. Nevertheless, they should be considered among the differential diagnoses for spinal intradural/extramedullary lesions. CASE REPORT: A 65-year-old male presented with progressive back pain and right S1 radiculopathy. Magnetic resonance imaging scan revealed a right-sided posterolateral intradural/extramedullary lesion at the L5-S1 level. It was hyperintense on T1 and hypointense on T2-weighted images; on the short TI inversion recovery sequence it was hyperintense...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026661/tenth-case-of-bilateral-hemifacial-spasm-treated-by-microvascular-decompression-review-of-the-pathophysiology
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REVIEW
Warley Carvalho da Silva Martins, Lucas Alverne Freitas de Albuquerque, Gervásio Teles Cardoso de Carvalho, Jules Carlos Dourado, Marcos Dellaretti, Atos Alves de Sousa
BACKGROUND: Bilateral hemifacial spasm (BHFS) is a rare neurological syndrome whose diagnosis depends on excluding other facial dyskinesias. We present a case of BHFS along with a literature review. METHODS: A 64-year-old white, hypertense male reported involuntary left hemiface contractions in 2001 (aged 50). In 2007, right hemifacial symptoms appeared, without spasm remission during sleep. Botulinum toxin type A application produced partial temporary improvement...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026634/hiv-positive-patient-with-gbs-like-syndrome
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Samantha J Shepherd, Heather Black, Emma C Thomson, Rory N Gunson
Introduction. Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is an acute demyelinating polyneuropathy which can occur post-infection. Criteria of diagnosis of GBS include areflexia with progressive bilateral weakness in arms and legs. GBS can lead to severe respiratory and cardiac complications. The fatality rate can be up to 5 % in patients, depending on the severity of the symptoms. HIV can cause a range of neurological disorders including, on rare occasions, GBS. GBS can occur at any stage of HIV infection, highlighting the complexity of diagnosis of GBS within HIV patients...
August 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026617/cerebral-vasculitis-and-intracranial-multiple-aneurysms-in-a-child-with-lyme-neuroborreliosis
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Elisa Kortela, Jukka Hytönen, Jussi Numminen, Margit Overmyer, Harri Saxen, Jarmo Oksi
Introduction. Lyme borreliosis is a multisystem tick-borne disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi. Neurological manifestations are reported in up to 15 % of adult patients with Lyme disease, while the frequency among children is higher. The most common manifestations are painful radiculopathy, facial nerve paresis and lymphocytic meningitis. Epileptic seizures and cerebral vasculitis with stroke or aneurysms are very rare complications. Case presentation. We describe a paediatric patient with sensorineural auditory dysfunction, headache, fatigue and epileptic seizures as sequelae of meningoencephalitis/Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB) caused by B...
April 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025825/comparison-of-the-cerebroprotective-effect-of-inhalation-anaesthesia-and-total-intravenous-anaesthesia-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Feng Chen, Guangyou Duan, Zhuoxi Wu, Zhiyi Zuo, Hong Li
OBJECTIVE: Neurological dysfunction remains a devastating postoperative complication in patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), and previous studies have shown that inhalation anaesthesia and total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) may produce different degrees of cerebral protection in these patients. Therefore, we conducted a systematic literature review and meta-analysis to compare the neuroprotective effects of inhalation anaesthesia and TIVA. DESIGN: Searching in PubMed, EMBASE, Science Direct/Elsevier, China National Knowledge Infrastructure and Cochrane Library up to August 2016, we selected related randomised controlled trials for this meta-analysis...
October 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025781/subclinical-meningoventriculitis-as-a-cause-of-obstructive-hydrocephalus
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Ravindran Visagan, Laurent James Livermore, Dominic Kelly, Shailendra Magdum
Communicating hydrocephalus may complicate infantile bacterial meningitis, typically presenting with systemic features of infection. We report a rare case of 'subclinical meningoventriculitis' causing obstructive hydrocephalus and its challenging management. A healthy 10-week-old immunocompetent male patient presented with failure to thrive and vomiting, secondary to presumed gastro-oesophageal reflux. The child was neurologically alert, afebrile with normal inflammatory markers. Progressive macrocephaly prompted an MRI confirming triventricular hydrocephalus secondary to aqueductal stenosis...
October 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024766/protective-effect-of-an-alpha-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-agonist-against-enterovirus-71-infection-in-neuronal-cells
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FengXia Song, LinQin Zhao, RuNan Zhu, QinWei Song, Jie Deng, Run Tian, Fang Wang, Yuan Qian
Enterovirus 71, as one of the dominant pathogens associated with severe hand, foot, and mouth disease, has been well reported to trigger severe neurological symptoms among young children over the last decade, particularly among children in the Asia-Pacific region. To date, no effective antiviral agent has been developed for the treatment of severe enterovirus 71 infection. PNU-282987, a selective alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR) agonist, has been reported to have a neuroprotective effect by participating in inflammatory regulation in previous studies...
October 9, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021888/a-good-short-term-outcome-in-delayed-decompression-of-cauda-equina-syndrome-in-klebsiella-pneumoniae-spinal-epidural-abscess-a-case-report
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J Hanifah, J Joehaimey, M I Yusof
Spinal epidural abscess is a severe, generally pyogenic, infection of the epidural space of spinal cord or cauda equina. The swelling caused by the abscess leads to compression or vascular disruption of neurological structures that requires urgent surgical decompression to avoid significant permanent disability. We share a rare case of Klebsiella pneumoniae spinal epidural abscess secondary to haematogenous spread of previous lung infection that presented late at our centre with cauda equina syndrome that showed good short-term outcome in delayed decompression...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021885/fracture-dislocation-at-c6-c7-level-with-quadriplegia-after-traditional-massage-in-a-patient-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-case-report
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Kak Abilash, Qmq Mohd, Zah Ahmad, Basir Towil
Ankylosing spinal disorders (ASD) tend to result in fractures and/or dislocations after minor trauma because of the altered biomechanical properties. The relative risk of traumatic vertebral fractures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis has been estimated as three times higher than in the general population. These spine traumas, which are located at cervical level in 81% of patients with ankylosing spondylitis, are complicated by neurological lesions in 65% of patients, due to the high inherent instability of these fractures...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021679/a-rare-case-of-a-vertebrojugular-arteriovenous-fistula-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Fanor Saavedra-Pozo, Juan Vicenty-Padilla, Rafael Rodriguez-Mercado
Vertebrojugular fistulas have been described in the literature associated with blunt or penetrating injury and iatrogenic or spontaneous development. Its presentation may be broad and may include symptoms of radiculopathy, vertebrobasilar insufficiency, tinnitus, and bruit. However, so far, no direct cardiac complications had been reported. Here, we describe a case of an 86-year-old female who suffered a C5 vertebral fracture secondary to a ground-level fall that was initially treated conservatively due to the onset of new severe atrial fibrillation...
July 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020466/improving-post-stroke-cognitive-and-behavioral-abnormalities-by-using-virtual-reality-a-case-report-on-a-novel-use-of-nirvana
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Rosaria De Luca, Michele Torrisi, Adriana Piccolo, Giovanni Bonfiglio, Provvidenza Tomasello, Antonino Naro, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò
Cognitive impairment, as well as mood and anxiety disorders, occur frequently in patients following stroke. Aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a combined rehabilitative treatment using conventional relaxation and respiratory techniques, in a specific rehabilitative virtual environment (by using Bts-Nirvana). A 58-year-old woman, affected by hemorrhagic stroke, underwent two different rehabilitation trainings, including either standard relaxation techniques alone in a common clinical setting or the same psychological approach in a semi-immersive virtual environment with an augmented sensorial (audio-video) and motor feedback (sensory motor-interaction)...
October 11, 2017: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019884/utility-of-osteosclerotic-lesion-biopsy-in-diagnosis-of-poems-syndrome-a-case-report
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Daisuke Hara, Hisanao Akiyama, Saki Nukui, Takahiro Shimizu, Masahiro Hoshikawa, Yasuhiro Hasegawa
RATIONALE: We report a case of successful diagnosis of POEMS (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin changes) syndrome based on monoclonality that was confirmed by an osteosclerotic lesion biopsy in a patient without pathognomonic symptoms or monoclonal gammopathy, probably because of comorbidities, which included systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjögren syndrome. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 57-year-old woman presented with an approximately 2-year history of numbness in the toes that had gradually spread, along with muscle weakness in both arms and legs...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018650/surgical-treatment-of-rotational-vertebral-artery-syndrome-induced-by-spinal-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Shoichi Haimoto, Yusuke Nishimura, Masahito Hara, Yuu Yamamoto, Toshiki Fukuoka, Ryuichi Fukuyama, Toshihiko Wakabayashi, Howard J Ginsberg
Vertebrobasilar insufficiency (VBI) provoked by physiological head rotation is known as rotational vertebral artery syndrome (RVAS) or Bow Hunter syndrome. RVAS most often occurs at C1-2 level with head rotation and presents with symptoms of VBI. Several previously published studies have reported RVAS at subaxial sites (V2 segment), however, tumor-induced RVAS has never been reported. The authors report the first case of RVAS at V2 segment due to compression from a spinal tumor. A 71-year-old man presented with symptoms of dizziness provoked by head rotation or neck extension...
October 2017: NMC Case Rep J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017307/incarceration-of-spinal-nerve-root-through-incidental-durotomy-as-a-cause-of-sciatica
#18
Young-Jin Kim
Incidental durotomies are a frequent complication during spinal surgery. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage from a dural tear may be visually apparent intraoperatively, but occasionally, a tear may not be recognized during the procedure. We report our experience in 2 cases of postoperative incarceration of nerve root as a cause of sciatica, without CSF leakage intraoperatively. When durotomy attributable to surgical manipulation does occur, intraoperative identification is mandated. If a patient develops unexplainable postoperative pain and neurological deficits after lumbar discectomy, incarceration of nerve root should be considered in the differential diagnosis...
September 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994833/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-endovascular-recanalization-of-occluded-large-cerebral-arteries-during-the-subacute-phase-of-cerebral-infarction-a-case-series-report
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Kangning Chen, Xianhua Hou, Zhenhua Zhou, Guangjian Li, Qu Liu, Li Gui, Jun Hu, Shugui Shi
BACKGROUND: Intravenous tissue plasminogen activator with or without mechanical thrombectomy during the acute phase are approved therapies for ischaemic stroke. Due to the short treatment time window (<6 hours) and often treatment failure, these patients would still have an intracranial arterial occlusion (IAO). It is unclear whether these patients can benefit from subsequent interventional recanalizationof their occluded artery in the subacute phase. In this retrospective study, we have examined the efficacy and safety in patients who have received either percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) or percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting (PTAS) for IAO in the subacute phase of their stroke...
September 2017: Stroke and Vascular Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994832/carotid-endarterectomy-for-treatment-of-carotid-in-stent-restenosis-long-term-follow-up-results-and-surgery-experiences-from-one-single-centre
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Le-Bao Yu, Wei Yan, Qian Zhang, Ji-Zong Zhao, Yan Zhang, Rong Wang, Jun-Shi Shao, Dong Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Few studies have reported the surgical treatment of carotid in-stent restenosis (ISR), more data and longer follow-up are needed. We describe the surgical treatment of ISR by standard carotid endarterectomy (CEA) with stent removal, including long-term follow-up in 10 patients from our centre. METHODS: Ten patients from our centre who underwent CEA with stent removal for ISR were retrospectively analysed, including nine symptomatic and one asymptomatic ISR of at least 70% with mean age 67...
September 2017: Stroke and Vascular Neurology
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