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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913765/treatment-of-theiler-s-virus-induced-demyelinating-disease-with-teriflunomide
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Francesca Gilli, Libin Li, Darlene B Royce, Krista D DiSano, Andrew R Pachner
Teriflunomide is an oral therapy approved for the treatment of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), showing both anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. Currently, it is uncertain whether one or both of these properties may explain teriflunomide's beneficial effect in MS. Thus, to learn more about its mechanisms of action, we evaluated the effect of teriflunomide in the Theiler's encephalomyelitis virus-induced demyelinating disease (TMEV-IDD) model, which is both a viral infection and an excellent model of the progressive disability of MS...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912622/local-and-systemic-immune-responses-to-influenza-a-virus-infection-in-pneumonia-and-encephalitis-mouse-models
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Yoshiharu Nagaoka, Nobuyuki Nosaka, Mutsuko Yamada, Masato Yashiro, Yosuke Washio, Kenji Baba, Tsuneo Morishima, Hirokazu Tsukahara
OBJECTIVE: To compare local and systemic profiles between different disease pathologies (pneumonia and encephalitis) induced by influenza A virus (IAV). METHODS: An IAV pneumonia model was created by intranasal inoculation of C57BL/6 mice with influenza A/WSN/33 (H1N1) virus. Lung lavage and blood collection were performed on day 3 after IAV inoculation. Similarly, an IAV encephalitis mouse model was created by direct intracranial IAV inoculation. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and blood collection were conducted according to the same schedule...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904584/central-nervous-system-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-masquerading-as-chronic-suppurative-otitis-media
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Namit Singhal, Vinay Agarwal, Anu Chawla, Rajiv Tangri
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare tumor in the central nervous system (CNS), mostly being extracranial. Approximately 100 sporadic cases have been reported in the literature. The rarity of the tumor, its various histopathological characteristics, and its variable aggressive course render it difficult to diagnose and treat. IMT is generally a histological diagnosis which is rarely suspected preoperatively. It mimics other intracranial tumors such as giant cell tumor, hemangiopericytoma, anaplastic meningioma, plasmacytoma, and lymphoma...
April 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899053/intracranial-meningiomas-in-the-era-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-and-antiretroviral-therapies-in-kwazulu-natal-south-africa-an-observational-case-control-study
#4
Mogwale Samson Motebejane, Ian Kaminsky, Basil Claude Enicker, Tonya Esterhuizen, In Sup Choi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898108/the-safety-of-simultaneous-cranioplasty-and-shunt-implantation
#5
Xiao-Feng Yang, Hao Wang, Liang Wen, Xin Huang, Gu Li, Jiang-Biao Gong
BACKGROUND: A large cranial defect combined with hydrocephalus is a frequent sequela of decompressive craniectomy (DC) performed to treat malignant intracranial hypertension. Currently, many neurosurgeons perform simultaneous cranioplasty and shunt implantation on such patients, but the safety of this combined procedure remains controversial. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 58 patients treated via cranioplasty and shunt implantation after DC. Twenty patients underwent simultaneous procedures (simultaneous operation group) and 38 underwent staged procedures (staged operation group)...
September 12, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894370/reversible-global-aphasia-as-a-side-effect-of-quetiapine-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ching-Fang Chien, Poyin Huang, Sun-Wung Hsieh
Quetiapine is an atypical antipsychotic agent which is also prescribed for delirium due to its anti-dopaminergic effects; aphasia is an unusual side effect associated with the drug. Here, we report the case of an 83-year-old woman who was prescribed quetiapine (50 mg per day) for delirium. Unexpected, global aphasia occurred 3 days after treatment began. Complete recovery occurred following discontinuation of the drug. A brain computed tomography scan excluded intracranial hemorrhage and the laboratory results confirmed that no exacerbation of infection or electrolyte imbalances were present...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893009/intracranial-aneurysms-involving-circle-of-willis-in-a-child-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-associated-vasculitis-a-rare-case-report
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Amol Madanlal Lahoti, Abhijit Kishor Taori, Avinash Parashuram Dhok, Jitesh Subhash Rawat, Nihar Umakant Chandak
Intracranial Arterial Aneurysms (IAAs) are relatively rare in paediatric population and they account for at least 10%-15% of haemorrhagic strokes which occur during the first two decades of life. Here we present a unique and unusual case of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infected child who presented with intracranial aneurysms with formation of collaterals and vasculopathy, demonstrating low viral count despite receiving adequate antiretroviral treatment. Intracranial vascular involvement, their complications and its incidence in these patients may become increasingly common as the management of human immunodeficiency virus infection continues to improve and afflicted patients survive for longer periods because of advancement in the antiretroviral treatment...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874930/prevalence-of-intracranial-hemorrhage-after-blunt-head-trauma-in-patients-on-pre-injury-dabigatran
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James A Chenoweth, M Austin Johnson, Laura Shook, Mark E Sutter, Daniel K Nishijima, James F Holmes
INTRODUCTION: Dabigatran etexilate was the first direct-acting oral anticoagulant approved in the United States. The prevalence of intracranial hemorrhage after blunt head trauma in patients on dabigatran is currently unknown, complicating adequate ability to accurately compare the risks and benefits of dabigatran to alternative anticoagulants. We aimed to determine the prevalence of intracranial hemorrhage for patients on dabigatran presenting to a Level I trauma center. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study of adult patients on dabigatran who presented to a Level I trauma center and received cranial computed tomography (CT) following blunt head trauma...
August 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870054/-paracondylar-lateral-cervical-approach-for-resection-of-jugular-foramen-schwannomas-a-retrospective-analysis-of-15-cases
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X Y Wang, X R Yuan, Y W Liao, D Y Liu, Y Y Xie, J Yuan, J Su, Z J Zhao, Q Liu
Objective: To explore the effects of paracondylar-lateral cervical approach for resection of the jugular foramen schwannoma(JFS). Methods: A total of 15 patients with JFS operated via the paracondylar-lateral cervical approach between December 2011 and March 2016 at Department of Neurosurgery in Xiangya Hospital of Central South University were retrospectively analyzed. There were 7 males and 8 females, aging from 22 to 77 years with a mean age of (41.9±15.8) years.There were 12 patients who accepted primary surgery, 3 patients who accepted secondary surgery...
September 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868306/pseudotumoral-acute-cerebellitis-associated-with-mumps-infection-in-a-child
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Houda Ajmi, Mehdi Gaha, Sameh Mabrouk, Saida Hassayoun, Noura Zouari, Jalel Chemli, Saoussen Abroug
Pseudotumoral cerebellitis in childhood is an uncommon presentation of cerebellitis mimicking a brain tumor. It often follows an inflammatory or infectious event, particularly due to varicella virus. Patients could have a wide clinical spectrum on presentation. Some patients may be asymptomatic or present at most with mild cerebellar signs, whereas others may suffer severe forms with brainstem involvement and severe intracranial hypertension mimicking tumor warranting surgical intervention. Imaging techniques especially multimodal magnetic resonance imaging represent an interesting tool to differentiate between posterior fossa tumors and acute cerebellitis...
August 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864559/cerebellar-abscesses-infective-endocarditis-and-bacteraemia-due-to-a-rare-pathogen-streptococcus-constellatus
#11
Rafael García Carretero
Intracranial infections may result from contiguity, such as mastoiditis or acute otitis media, or from haematogenous dissemination from an infectious source. Streptococcus constellatus, a coccus from the normal genital, oral and gastrointestinal flora, has a tendency to form abscesses, but not to cause infective endocarditis (IE). Also, S. constellatus is an extremely rare causative agent of brain abscess. We report the case of a woman with a colorectal tumour who presented with IE and cerebellar abscesses due to a S...
September 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860916/dermis-fat-graft-for-pediatric-exenteration-challenging-but-rewarding
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Himika Gupta, Deepa Nair, Aliasgar Moiyadi, Prathamesh Pai
Orbital exenteration is a destructive and disfiguring surgery and involves removal of the entire orbital contents, soft tissue and often lids as well. We report a case of an eight month old female, with malignant orbital teratoma who underwent lid sparing exenteration for the destructive, locally advanced disease. Three month post surgery she developed recurrence with intracranial extension as well as socket infection with pus discharge. Repeat surgery involved a multispeciality approach for removal of the tumor which was abutting the cavernous sinus posteriorly and ethmoid sinus medially, apart from filling the entire bony orbit...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852877/first-report-of-postoperative-intracranial-weeksella-virosa-infection
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Sebastian M Toescu, Sandra Lacey, Hu Liang Low
A 49-year-old female underwent multiple craniotomies for resection of recurrent malignant meningiomata (WHO grade III). She re-presented with sepsis due to a ventricular empyema. The craniotomy wound was urgently debrided, and isolates of the gram-negative rod, Weeksella virosa, were identified on 16S PCR. This species is most commonly found as a genitourinary commensal. We present the first documented intracranial infection by Weeksella virosa and its successful treatment with oral β-lactam antibiotics.
August 29, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845389/ebv-driven-natural-killer-cell-disease-of-the-central-nervous-system-presenting-as-subacute-cognitive-decline
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Francesca M Brett, Richard Flavin, Daphne Chen, Teresa Loftus, Seamus Looby, Allan McCarthy, Cillian de Gascun, Elaine S Jaffe, Nurul Nor, Mohsen Javadpour, Dominick McCabe
Brain biopsy in patients presenting with subacute encephalopathyis never straightforward and only undertaken when a 'treatable condition' is a realistic possibility. This 63 year old right handed, immunocompetent Caucasian woman presented with an 8 month history of rapidly progressive right-sided hearing impairment, a 4 month history of intermittent headaches, tinnitus, 'dizziness', dysphagia, nausea and vomiting, with the subsequent evolution of progressive gait ataxia and a subacute global encephalopathy...
November 2017: Human Pathology (New York)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844504/unsuspected-critical-illness-among-emergency-department-patients-presenting-for-acute-alcohol-intoxication
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Lauren R Klein, Jon B Cole, Brian E Driver, Christopher Battista, Ryan Jelinek, Marc L Martel
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Emergency department (ED) visits for acute alcohol intoxication are common, but this population is at risk for decompensation and occult critical illness. The purpose of this study is to describe the incidence and predictors of unsuspected critical illness among patients with acute alcohol intoxication. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study of ED patients from 2011 to 2016 with acute alcohol intoxication. The study cohort included patients presenting for alcohol intoxication, whose initial assessment was uncomplicated alcohol intoxication without any other active acute medical or traumatic complaints...
August 23, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836933/intracerebral-hemorrhage-related-with-penicillium-species-following-deceased-donor-liver-transplant
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Huseyin Yonder, Sami Akbulut, Huseyin Kocaaslan, Volkan Ince, Nese Karadag, Gokhan Demirtas, Ayse Selimoglu, Sezai Yilmaz
Early or late posttransplant opportunistic infections are among the leading complications after liver transplant. The source of early posttransplant opportunistic infections is usually the patient, the implantation of an infected graft, contamination during a surgical procedure, or invasive interventions performed at the intensive care unit. A 10-year-old male patient with Wilson disease (Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease Score of 42, Child-Pugh score of 12, total bilirubin 40 mg/dL, platelet count 55?000/mL, hemoglobin level 6...
August 24, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831620/a-rabies-virus-vampire-bat-variant-shows-increased-neuroinvasiveness-in-mice-when-compared-to-a-carnivore-variant
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Leonardo Pereira Mesquita, Thais Helena Martins Gamon, Silvia Elena Campusano Cuevas, Karen Miyuki Asano, Willian de Oliveira Fahl, Keila Iamamoto, Karin Correa Scheffer, Samira Maria Achkar, Dennis Albert Zanatto, Cláudia Madalena Cabrera Mori, Paulo César Maiorka, Enio Mori
Rabies is one of the most important zoonotic diseases and is caused by several rabies virus (RABV) variants. These variants can exhibit differences in neurovirulence, and few studies have attempted to evaluate the neuroinvasiveness of variants derived from vampire bats and wild carnivores. The aim of this study was to evaluate the neuropathogenesis of infection with two Brazilian RABV street variants (variant 3 and crab-eating fox) in mice. BALB/c mice were inoculated with RABV through the footpad, with the 50% mouse lethal dose (LD50) determined by intracranial inoculation...
August 22, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822422/-acute-frontal-sinusitis-with-intracranial-and-extracranial-infection-report-of-two-cases
#18
H G Duan, Z H Lin, G K Fan, L Xu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820694/differential-neurovirulence-of-african-and-asian-genotype-zika-virus-isolates-in-outbred-immunocompetent-mice
#19
Nisha K Duggal, Jana M Ritter, Erin M McDonald, Hannah Romo, Farshad Guirakhoo, Brent S Davis, Gwong-Jen J Chang, Aaron C Brault
Although first isolated almost 70 years ago, Zika virus (ZIKV; Flavivirus, Flaviviridae) has only recently been associated with significant outbreaks of disease in humans. Several severe ZIKV disease manifestations have also been recently documented, including fetal malformations, such as microcephaly, and Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults. Although principally transmitted by mosquitoes, sexual transmission of ZIKV has been documented. Recent publications of several interferon receptor knockout mouse models have demonstrated ZIKV-induced disease...
August 14, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812940/odontogenic-orbital-abscess-with-intracranial-and-pulmonary-involvement
#20
E Hughes, N Wynne, S Quinn, T Fulcher
A 58-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with left ptosis and complete ophthalmoplegia. Imaging demonstrated a left orbital abscess. Her past medical history included cavitatory lung disease and "aseptic" meningitis 2 months previously. An anaerobic organism and commensal of the oral flora, Peptostreptococcus sp., was cultured from the orbital abscess. The patient was found to have a carious upper molar with chronic buccal abscess, which was extracted. This case presents an uncommon pathogen arising from an odontogenic infection as the etiology for orbital abscess, cavitatory lung disease, and meningitis in one patient...
August 16, 2017: Orbit
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