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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534301/effects-of-acetyl-l-carnitine-in-diabetic-neuropathy-and-other-geriatric-disorders
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G Sergi, S Pizzato, F Piovesan, C Trevisan, N Veronese, E Manzato
A long history of diabetes mellitus and increasing age are associated with the onset of diabetic neuropathy, a painful and highly disabling complication with a prevalence peaking at 50% among elderly diabetic patients. Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) is a molecule derived from the acetylation of carnitine in the mitochondria that has an essential role in energy production. It has recently been proposed as a therapy to improve the symptoms of diabetic neuropathy. ALC is widely distributed in mammalian tissues, including the brain, blood-brain barrier, brain neurons, and astrocytes...
May 22, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530263/utricular-hypofunction-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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K Jáuregui-Renaud, C Aranda-Moreno, A Herrera-Rangel
The aim of this study was to assess the function of the utricle and horizontal semicircular canals in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus receiving primary health care, with/without a history of falls. 101 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, 34 to 84 years old (26 with and 75 without a history of falls) and 51 healthy volunteers (40-83 years old) accepted to participate. They denied having a history of dizziness, vertigo, unsteadiness, hearing loss or neurological disorders. None of them were seeking care due to sensory or balance decline...
May 22, 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529667/motor-problems-in-children-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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André B Rietman, Rianne Oostenbrink, Sanne Bongers, Eddy Gaukema, Sandra van Abeelen, Jos G Hendriksen, Caspar W N Looman, Pieter F A de Nijs, Marie-Claire de Wit
BACKGROUND: Children with the neurogenetic disorder neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) often have problems with learning and behaviour. In both parent reports and neuropsychological assessment, motor problems are reported in approximately one third to one half of the children with NF1. Studies using broad motor performance test batteries with relatively large groups of children with NF1 are limited. The aim of this cross-sectional observational study was to describe the severity of motor problems in children with NF1 and to explore the predictive value of demographics, intelligence, and behavioural problems...
2017: Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527720/overactive-bladder-oab-a-symptom-in-search-of-a-disease-its-relationship-to-specific-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-and-conditions
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Jason P Van Batavia, Andrew J Combs, Angela M Fast, Kenneth I Glassberg
BACKGROUND: The ICCS defines OAB by the subjective symptom of urgency; detrusor overactivity (DO) is only implied. While no other symptom is required, OAB can also be associated with urinary frequency, decreased functional bladder capacity, and incontinence. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine how often these associated findings occur in OAB and what if any uroflow/EMG-defined conditions are found to be associated with it. METHODS: The charts of 548 children (231M, 318F; mean age 9...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526917/do-we-know-the-outcome-predictors-for-cauda-equine-syndrome-ces-a-retrospective-single-center-analysis-of-60-patients-with-ces-with-a-suggestion-for-a-new-score-to-measure-severity-of-symptoms
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Alexander König, Lisa Amelung, Marco Danne, Ullrich Meier, Johannes Lemcke
OBJECTIVE: Despite the awareness and familiarity of almost every medical professional with the cauda equine compression syndrome (CES), risk factors for a poor prognosis of the disease remain elusive. Even the relationship between subsequent outcome and the time elapsed from the time of appearance of symptoms to surgery taking place remain obscure. The aim of our study, therefore, was to analyze a relatively large population of our own patients studied consecutively, to identify outcome predictors for CES and to propose a clinical score for CES symptoms (Berlin CES score)...
May 19, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521701/unexpected-effects-of-acetylcholine-precursors-on-pilocarpine-seizure-induced-neuronal-death
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Minwoo Lee, Bo Young Choi, Sang Won Suh
Choline alfoscerate (α-GPC) and Cytidine 5'-diphosphocholine (CDP-Choline) are both acetylcholine precursors and are considered to act as pro-cholinergic nootropic agents. Acetylcholine precursors have also recently found frequent use in the neurology clinic. Stroke and many types of dementia have been shown to respond favorably after treatment with these agents, not only in terms of cognitive dysfunction but also behavioral and psychological symptoms. The primary mechanisms of Acetylcholine precursors are the following: 1) Acetylcholine precursors themselves are used in the biosynthesis of acetylcholine and 2) byproducts like glycerophosphate have protective functions for neuronal phospholipids...
May 18, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515929/clinical-outcome-of-posterior-fixation-surgery-in-patients-with-vertebral-metastasis-of-lung-cancer
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Tomoyuki Igarashi, Keigo Okamoto, Koji Teramoto, Ryosuke Kaku, Keiko Ishida, Keiko Ueda, Yo Kawaguchi, Tetsuo Hori, Masayuki Hashimoto, Shoji Kitamura, Noriaki Tezuka, Jun Hanaoka
Vertebral metastasis of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) often leads to neurological paralysis, with deterioration of the patients' activities of daily living (ADL). Surgical treatments for the symptoms are unlikely to be recommended due to the poor prognosis of patients with advanced NSCLC. The aim of the present study was to retrospectively evaluate the clinical outcome of posterior spinal fixation surgery in patients with neurological paralysis resulting from vertebral metastasis of NSCLC. Between April, 2007 and March, 2012, 4 patients (3 men and 1 woman; median age, 56...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514188/the-invisibility-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-impaired-cognitive-performance-as-a-silent-symptom
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Leore R Heim, Miaad Badar, Shahaf Edut, Lital Rachmany, Renana Baratz, Ran Lin, Aviya Elpaz, Doaa Qubty, Lior Bikovski, Vardit Rubovitch, Shaul Schreiber, Chaim G Pick
The present study was designed to tackle two notorious features of mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) - heterogeneity and invisibility - by characterizing the full scope of mTBI symptoms. Mice were exposed to brain injuries of different intensities utilizing a weight-drop model (10, 30, 50, and 70g), and subsequently subjected to a comprehensive battery of behavioral tests at different time points, and immunohistochemical examination of cortical slices. While the physiological, neurological, emotional, and motor function of mTBI mice, i...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511464/a-study-to-assess-the-functional-outcome-of-decompression-and-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-of-low-grade-spondylolisthesis-of-lumbar-vertebra
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Deepak Hegde, Sameer Mehra, Santhosh Babu, Arjun Ballal
INTRODUCTION: Spondylolisthesis is defined as the forward displacement of one vertebra over the vertebra below. It is often accompanied by spinal canal stenosis and compression, which is the cause of all the symptoms. AIM: To assess and study the functional outcome after decompression and Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) of isthmic spondylolisthesis of lower lumbar vertebra and to study the complications occurring with this technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was conducted in the Department of Orthopaedics in Justice KS Hegde Charitable Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka, India from March 2015 to August 2016...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508055/antiarrhythmics-cure-brain-arrhythmia-the-imperativeness-of-subthalamic-erg-k-channels-in-parkinsonian-discharges
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Chen-Syuan Huang, Guan-Hsun Wang, Chun-Hwei Tai, Chun-Chang Hu, Ya-Chin Yang
ERG K(+) channels have long been known to play a crucial role in shaping cardiac action potentials and, thus, appropriate heart rhythms. The functional role of ERG channels in the central nervous system, however, remains elusive. We demonstrated that ERG channels exist in subthalamic neurons and have similar gating characteristics to those in the heart. ERG channels contribute crucially not only to the setting of membrane potential and, consequently, the firing modes, but also to the configuration of burst discharges and, consequently, the firing frequency and automaticity of the subthalamic neurons...
May 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504361/alterations-of-resting-state-fmri-measurements-in-individuals-with-cervical-dystonia
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Zhihao Li, Cecília N Prudente, Randall Stilla, K Sathian, H A Jinnah, Xiaoping Hu
Cervical dystonia (CD) is a neurological disorder with typical symptoms of involuntary and abnormal movements and postures of the head. CD-associated alterations of functional brain networks have not been well characterized. Previous studies of CD using resting-state functional MRI (rfMRI) are limited in two aspects: (i) the analyses were not directly focused on the functional brain network related to head movement and (ii) rfMRI measurements other than functional connectivity (FC) were not investigated. The present study examined alterations of FC in CD by capitalizing on newly identified brain regions supporting isometric head rotation (Prudente et al...
May 15, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504078/a-review-on-therapeutic-potentials-of-trigonella-foenum-graecum-fenugreek-and-its-chemical-constituents-in-neurological-disorders-complementary-roles-to-its-hypolipidemic-hypoglycemic-and-antioxidant-potential
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Saima Zameer, Abul Kalam Najmi, Divya Vohora, Mohd Akhtar
OBJECTIVES: The growing rate of neurological disorders is a major concern in today's scenario. Today's research is focusing on therapeutic interventions providing benefits in these disorders. Presently, drugs of natural origin have gained more interest for the treatment of central nervous system disorders for their efficacy and less/ no side effects. This review is emphasizing the cited roles of Trigonella foenum graecum (fenugreek) and its constituents in different neurological manifestations...
May 15, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498290/the-relationship-between-mri-signal-intensity-changes-clinical-presentation-and-surgical-outcome-in-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-analysis-of-a-global-cohort
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Aria Nouri, Allan R Martin, So Kato, Hamed Reihani-Kermani, Lauren E Riehm, Michael G Fehlings
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospective data OBJECTIVE.: To assess the relationship between MRI signal intensity changes, clinical presentation, and surgical outcome in degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Several studies have sought to assess the extent of spinal cord dysfunction and the potential for postoperative neurological recovery through the evaluation of spinal cord signal change on T2-weighted (T2WI) and T1-weighted images (T1WI)...
May 11, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497086/the-effect-of-vibration-on-the-severity-of-restless-legs-syndrome-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Habibollah Hosseini, Majid Kazemi, Somayeh Azimpour
Introduction: The restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder in patients undergoing hemodialysis. This syndrome causes individual's disturbed rest, discomfort, and stress, and secondarily to weakened functioning and disturbance in occupational activities and familial life. Objectives: The present study aimed at investigate the effect of vibration on the severity of the manifestation of symptoms of RLS in hemodialysis patients. Patients and Methods: This is an interventional before-after study conducted on 80 patients with RLS in hemodialysis wards of Yazd hospitals...
2017: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492105/metastatic-spinal-cord-compression-as-the-first-sign-of-malignancy
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Johan Wänman, Pawel Grabowski, Helena Nyström, Patrik Gustafsson, Anders Bergh, Anders Widmark, Sead Crnalic
Background and purpose - Metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) as the initial manifestation of malignancy (IMM) limits the time for diagnostic workup; most often, treatment is required before the final primary tumor diagnosis. We evaluated neurological outcome, complications, survival, and the manner of diagnosing the primary tumor in patients who were operated for MSCC as the IMM. Patients and methods - Records of 69 consecutive patients (51 men) who underwent surgery for MSCC as the IMM were reviewed...
May 11, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490685/-ruptured-c2-aneurysm-of-the-internal-carotid-artery-with-ipsilateral-unruptured-giant-internal-carotid-artery-aneurysm-a-case-report
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Saya Ozaki, Hideo Tanaka, Shinya Fukumoto, Haruhisa Ichikawa, Shinji Onoue, Noriyuki Fumoto, Hajime Miyazaki, Kanehisa Kohno
A giant intracranial internal carotid artery(ICA)aneurysm is difficult to treat. We encountered a case with an unruptured giant intracranial ICA aneurysm with a ruptured C2 aneurysm of the ipsilateral ICA. In this case report, we describe how the treatment and review the literature. A 59-year-old man presented with sudden-onset headache and vomiting. He was diagnosed at a local neurosurgical unit as having a subarachnoid hemorrhage and admitted to our hospital. Cerebral angiogram revealed an unruptured giant ICA C3-4 aneurysm with a ruptured aneurysm of the ipsilateral ICA C2...
May 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488678/a-missense-variant-in-itpr1-provides-evidence-for-autosomal-recessive-sca29-with-asymptomatic-cerebellar-hypoplasia-in-carriers
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Joakim Klar, Zafar Ali, Muhammad Farooq, Kamal Khan, Johan Wikström, Maria Iqbal, Shumaila Zulfiqar, Sanam Faryal, Shahid Mahmood Baig, Niklas Dahl
Spinocerebellar ataxias (SCA) comprise a heterogeneous group of inherited neurological disorders characterized by a range of symptoms from both cerebellar and extra cerebellar structures. We investigated the cause of autosomal recessive, congenital SCA in six affected family members from a large consanguineous family. Using whole-exome sequencing, we identified a homozygous ITPR1 missense variant [c.5360T>C; p.(L1787P)] segregating in all affected individuals. Heterozygous carriers were asymptomatic despite cerebellar hypoplasia...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487040/immediate-postpartum-neurological-deficits-in-the-lower-extremity-a-prospective-observational-study
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A Richards, T McLaren, M J Paech, E A Nathan, E Beattie, N McDonnell
BACKGROUND: Neurological deficits noted immediately after childbirth are usually various obstetric neuropathies, but prospective studies are limited. The main study aim was to quantify and describe immediate postpartum neurological deficits of the lower extremity, including the buttocks. METHODS: A prospective observational study of postpartum women delivering in a single maternity hospital during three months of 2016. Among 1147 eligible women, 1019 were screened for symptoms of lower extremity numbness or weakness within eight to 32hours of delivery...
April 8, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481889/abnormal-neurobehaviour-and-impaired-memory-function-as-a-consequence-of-toxocara-canis-as-well-as-toxocara-cati-induced-neurotoxocarosis
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Elisabeth Janecek, Patrick Waindok, Marion Bankstahl, Christina Strube
BACKGROUND: Neuroinvasive larvae of the worldwide occurring zoonotic roundworms Toxocara canis and T. cati may induce neurotoxocarosis (NT) in humans, provoking a variety of symptoms including cognitive deficits as well as neurological dysfunctions. An association with neuropsychological disorders has been discussed. Similar symptoms have been described in T. canis-infected mice, whereas data on T. cati-induced NT are rare. Therefore, it was aimed to obtain insights into the impact on neurobehaviour as well as progression of neurological symptoms and behavioural alterations during the course of NT directly comparing T...
May 8, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480792/a-rare-presentation-of-meralgia-paraesthetica-in-limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy
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Ozgur Zeliha Karaahmet, Eda Gurcay, Duygu Ozturk, Sukran Guzel, Aytul Cakci
A 44-year-old female with paraesthesia and pain on the left anterolateral thigh who had been diagnosed with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy by electromyography and muscle biopsy is presented. Neurological examination revealed atrophy of the proximal muscles of both shoulders, plus pseudo hypertrophy of both calves. Electromyography exhibited a myopathic pattern. Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging demonstrated a fusiform nerve swelling below the inguinal ligament suggesting lateral femoral cutaneous nerve compression, consistent with meralgia paraesthetica...
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
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