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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546310/heterozygous-gnal-mice-are-a-novel-animal-model-to-study-dystonia-pathophysiology
#1
Assunta Pelosi, Fabien Menardy, Daniela Popa, Jean-Antoine Girault, Denis Hervé
Dystonia is a movement disorder characterized by sustained or intermittent muscle contractions. Its pathophysiological mechanisms are still poorly understood. Dominant mutations of the GNAL gene are a cause of isolated dystonia (DYT25) in patients. Some mutations result in a complete loss of function of the encoded protein, Gαolf, an adenylyl-cyclase-stimulatory G protein highly enriched in striatal projection neurons, in which it mediates the actions of dopamine and adenosine. We used male and female heterozygous Gnal knockout mice (Gnal+/-) to study how GNAL haplodeficiency is implicated in dystonia...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539959/tardive-dystonia-related-with-aripiprazole
#2
Sunghwan Kim, Seung-Yup Lee, MinSeob Kim, Kyoung-Uk Lee
Tardive dystonia is characterized by sustained, generally slow involuntary twisting movements. It is estimated to occur at a frequency of 1% to 4% among patients who are taking an antipsychotic agent. Unlike the first generation antipsychotics, the second generation antipsychotics are less likely to cause neuroleptic-induced movement disorder. For aripiprazole, only a few cases have been reported for tardive dystonia. We present a young male, who developed a severe tardive dystonia after taking aripiprazole for 5 years...
May 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515556/subacute-noninfective-inflammatory-encephalopathy-our-experience-and-diagnostic-problems
#3
Sadanandavalli Retnaswami Chandra, Lakshminarayanapuram Gopal Viswanathan, Dodmalur Malikarjuna Sindhu, Anupama Ramakanth Pai
INTRODUCTION: Immune dysregulation associated encephalopathies present with significant psychiatric manifestations and only a few soft neurological and general systemic features. They are generally resistant to treatment with psychiatric medications. Generalized orthostatic myoclonus and faciobrachial dystonic seizures are mistaken as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and subacute sclerosing panencephalitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-two patients seen during 2010-2015 and diagnosed as noninfective encephalopathy were analyzed...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510035/ketone-bodies-as-a-possible-adjuvant-to-ketogenic-diet-in-pdhc-deficiency-but-not-in-glut1-deficiency
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F Habarou, N Bahi-Buisson, E Lebigot, C Pontoizeau, M T Abi-Warde, A Brassier, K H Le Quan Sang, C Broissand, S Vuillaumier-Barrot, A Roubertie, A Boutron, C Ottolenghi, P de Lonlay
OBJECTIVE: Ketogenic diet is the first line therapy for neurological symptoms associated with pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency (PDHD) and intractable seizures in a number of disorders, including GLUT1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT1-DS). Because high-fat diet raises serious compliance issues, we investigated if oral L,D-3-hydroxybutyrate administration could be as effective as ketogenic diet in PDHD and GLUT1-DS. METHODS: We designed a partial or total progressive substitution of KD with L,D-3-hydroxybutyrate in three GLUT1-DS and two PDHD patients...
May 17, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489334/diagnosis-of-copan-by-whole-exome-sequencing-waking-up-a-sleeping-tiger-s-eye
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Christina Evers, Angelika Seitz, Birgit Assmann, Thomas Opladen, Stephanie Karch, Katrin Hinderhofer, Martin Granzow, Nagarajan Paramasivam, Roland Eils, Nicolle Diessl, Claus R Bartram, Ute Moog
Neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA) is a group of neurodegenerative disorders characterized by iron accumulation in the basal ganglia. Recently, mutations in CoA synthase (COASY) have been identified as a cause of a novel NBIA subtype (COASY Protein-Associated Neurodegeneration, CoPAN) in two patients with dystonic paraparesis, parkinsonian features, cognitive impairment, behavior abnormalities, and axonal neuropathy. COASY encodes an enzyme required for Coenzyme A (CoA) biosynthesis. Using whole exome sequencing (WES) we identified compound heterozygous COASY mutations in two siblings with intellectual disability, ataxic gait, progressive spasticity, and obsessive-compulsive behavior...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488615/sensory-tricks-in-primary-blepharospasm-and-idiopathic-cervical-dystonia
#6
Sanjay Pandey, Gulab Soni, Neelav Sarma
OBJECTIVE: To study the frequency, types, phenomenology, and effectiveness of sensory tricks in patients with primary blepharospasm and idiopathic cervical dystonia. BACKGROUND: Sensory tricks are maneuvers seen in patients with dystonia, which are used to temporarily reduce the severity of dystonic postures. In different types of dystonia, the frequency of sensory tricks have been described to range from 17-89%. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional observational study, we analyzed the frequency, types, phenomenology, and effectiveness of sensory tricks in 20 patients with primary blepharospasm and 20 patients with idiopathic cervical dystonia, respectively...
May 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482428/-clinical-analysis-of-9-cases-with-anti-leucine-rich-glioma-inactivated-1-protein-antibody-associated-limbic-encephalitis
#7
Y X Zhang, H L Yang, Y Y Wu, C C Wang, X Y Gao, Y Y Shi, H Q Liu, Y Huang, J W Zhang
Objective: This study was to describe the clinical characteristics of Anti-leucine-rich glioma inactivated 1 protein(LGI1) antibody associated limbic encephalitis. Methods: Clinical data including clinical features, laboratory and radiological findings, treatment and prognosis of the 9 patients were analyzed. Results: In all 9 cases, 6 cases experienced epileptic seizure, 5 cases had psychosis, 7 cases presented with memory impairment, 4 cases showed faciobrachial dystonic seizure, 2 had refractory hyponatremia...
May 9, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461905/dystonic-storm-a-practical-clinical-and-video-review
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Pichet Termsarasab, Steven J Frucht
Dystonic storm is a frightening hyperkinetic movement disorder emergency. Marked, rapid exacerbation of dystonia requires prompt intervention and admission to the intensive care unit. Clinical features of dystonic storm include fever, tachycardia, tachypnea, hypertension, sweating and autonomic instability, often progressing to bulbar dysfunction with dysarthria, dysphagia and respiratory failure. It is critical to recognize early and differentiate dystonic storm from other hyperkinetic movement disorder emergencies...
2017: Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452906/reversible-pisa-syndrome-induced-by-rivastigmine-in-a-patient-with-early-onset-alzheimer-disease
#9
Chih-Wei Hsu, Yu Lee, Chun-Yi Lee, Pao-Yen Lin
Pisa syndrome (PS) is a state of dystonic muscle contraction with a marked truncal deviation to one side. It is an uncommon adverse effect of antipsychotic drugs, but is rarely reported in patients receiving acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, especially rivastigmine. We present a 57-year-old female patient with Alzheimer disease who began to develop symptoms of dementia at the age of 51 years. She was observed to have symptoms of PS after continuous use of rivastigmine (9 mg/d) for nearly 2 years. The PS symptoms improved after the dose of rivastigmine was reduced but recurred when the dose was added back to 9 mg/d...
May 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438223/extrastriatal-changes-in-patients-with-late-onset-glutaric-aciduria-type-i-highlight-the-risk-of-long-term-neurotoxicity
#10
Nikolas Boy, Jana Heringer, Renate Brackmann, Olaf Bodamer, Angelika Seitz, Stefan Kölker, Inga Harting
BACKGROUND: Without neonatal initiation of treatment, 80-90% of patients with glutaric aciduria type 1 (GA1) develop striatal injury during the first six years of life resulting in a complex, predominantly dystonic movement disorder. Onset of motor symptoms may be acute following encephalopathic crisis or insidious without apparent crisis. Additionally, so-called late-onset GA1 has been described in single patients diagnosed after the age of 6 years. With the aim of better characterizing and understanding late-onset GA1 we analyzed clinical findings, biochemical phenotype, and MRI changes of eight late-onset patients and compared these to eight control patients over the age of 6 years with early diagnosis and start of treatment...
April 24, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433113/wilson-disease-brain-pathology
#11
Aurélia Poujois, Jacqueline Mikol, France Woimant
In Wilson disease (WD), brain cellular damage is thought to be due to copper deposition. Striatal lesions are the most characteristic lesions found in the brain of patients with neurologic symptoms, as emphasized in the initial reports of S.A.K. Wilson. WD brain lesions can be more diffuse, including in the pons, midbrain, thalamus, dentate nucleus, and, less frequently, corpus callosum and cortex. In rare cases, extensive cortical-subcortical lesions have been reported. Increased cellularity is noted in the lesions due to the proliferation of modified astrocytes named Alzheimer types of glia and specific cells, called Opalski cells, that are characteristic of WD...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432047/delayed-lgi1-seropositivity-in-voltage-gated-potassium-channel-vgkc-complex-antibody-limbic-encephalitis
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Michael Sweeney, Jonathan Galli, Scott McNally, Anne Tebo, Thomas Haven, Perla Thulin, Stacey L Clardy
We utilise a clinical case to highlight why exclusion of voltage-gated potassium channel (VGKC)-complex autoantibody testing in serological evaluation of patients may delay or miss the diagnosis. A 68-year-old man presented with increasing involuntary movements consistent with faciobrachial dystonic seizures (FBDS). Initial evaluation demonstrated VGKC antibody seropositivity with leucine-rich glioma-inactivated 1 (LGI1) and contactin-associated protein-like 2 (CASPR2) seronegativity. Aggressive immunotherapy with methylprednisolone and plasmapheresis was started early in the course of his presentation...
April 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420263/an-unusual-cause-of-frequent-sudden-transient-unexplained-falls-and-new-onset-status-epilepticus-case-report-and-mini-review
#13
Dinesh Singh, Alford Dyer, Sherry Gu, Patrick McCarville, Annie Hess, Olugbenga Akingbola, Jane El-Dahr, Stephen Nelson
We report a 14-year old adolescent Caucasian female, who presented with frequent, sudden, transient, and unexplained falls leading to multiple serious injuries to her head and extremities requiring several visits to the emergency department. She was evaluated numerous times and imaging studies, echocardiogram, electrocardiogram, and electroencephalogram studies were all normal. She eventually presented to outside emergency department with dystonic posturing and status epilepticus and was transferred to our pediatric intensive care unit for further management...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419660/acute-masseter-dystonia-in-a-pediatric-patient-receiving-aripiprazole-and-methylphenidate-following-induction-of-general-anesthesia
#14
Michelle LeRiger, Jasper Williams, Greta Duncan-Wiebe, Mohanad Shukry
An 11-year-old male receiving aripiprazole, methylphenidate, and clonidine developed acute masseter dystonia inhibiting tracheal intubation after induction of general anesthesia with propofol and rocuronium. Following emergence, he had trismus and jaw discomfort. Psychiatry consultation suspected an acute dystonic reaction, so diphenhydramine was administered intravenously which resolved symptoms. We suspect chronic aripiprazole and methylphenidate usage combined with propofol administration in the short-term absence of methylphenidate made this patient susceptible to dystonic reactions...
April 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415166/holmes-tremor-with-shoulder-pain-treated-by-deep-brain-stimulation-of-unilateral-ventral-intermediate-thalamic-nucleus-and-globus-pallidus-internus
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Sabri Aydın, Huseyin Canaz, Ezgi Tuna Erdogan, Nazlı Durmaz, Barıs Topcular
A 21-year-old male was admitted with severe right arm and hand tremors after a thalamic hemorrhage caused by a traffic accident. He was also suffering from agonizing pain in his right shoulder that manifested after the tremor. Neurologic examination revealed a disabling, severe, and irregular kinetic and postural tremor in the right arm during target-directed movements. There was also an irregular ipsilateral rest tremor and dystonic movements in the distal part of the right arm. The amplitude was moderate at rest and extremely high during kinetic and intentional movements...
May 2017: Journal of Movement Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412499/parkinsonism-and-dystonia-are-differentially-induced-by-modulation-of-different-territories-in-the-basal-ganglia
#16
Deepak Kumbhare, Kathryn L Holloway, Mark S Baron
Numerous clinical and experimental observations suggest that deficient neuronal signaling in the globus pallidus externa (GPe) is integral to both Parkinson's disease (PD) and dystonia. In our previous studies in jaundiced dystonic rats, widespread silencing of neurons in GP (rodent equivalent to GPe) preceded and persisted during dystonic motor activity. We therefore hypothesized that on a background of slow and highly irregular and bursty neuronal activity in GP, cortical motor drive produces profound inhibition of GP as the basis for action-induced dystonia in Gunn rats...
April 12, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395573/risk-factors-for-developing-scoliosis-in-cerebral-palsy-a-cross-sectional-descriptive-study
#17
Carlo M Bertoncelli, Federico Solla, Peter R Loughenbury, Athanasios I Tsirikos, Domenico Bertoncelli, Virginie Rampal
This study aims to identify the risk factors leading to the development of severe scoliosis among children with cerebral palsy. A cross-sectional descriptive study of 70 children (aged 12-18 years) with severe spastic and/or dystonic cerebral palsy treated in a single specialist unit is described. Statistical analysis included Fisher exact test and logistic regression analysis to identify risk factors. Severe scoliosis is more likely to occur in patients with intractable epilepsy ( P = .008), poor gross motor functional assessment scores ( P = ...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395385/genetic-phenotypic-and-interferon-biomarker-status-in-adar1-related-neurological-disease
#18
Gillian I Rice, Naoki Kitabayashi, Magalie Barth, Tracy A Briggs, Annabel C E Burton, Maria Luisa Carpanelli, Alfredo M Cerisola, Cindy Colson, Russell C Dale, Federica Rachele Danti, Niklas Darin, Begoña De Azua, Valentina De Giorgis, Christian G L De Goede, Isabelle Desguerre, Corinne De Laet, Atieh Eslahi, Michael C Fahey, Penny Fallon, Alex Fay, Elisa Fazzi, Mark P Gorman, Nirmala Rani Gowrinathan, Marie Hully, Manju A Kurian, Nicolas Leboucq, Jean-Pierre S-M Lin, Matthew A Lines, Soe S Mar, Reza Maroofian, Laura Martí-Sanchez, Gary McCullagh, Majid Mojarrad, Vinodh Narayanan, Simona Orcesi, Juan Dario Ortigoza-Escobar, Belén Pérez-Dueñas, Florence Petit, Keri M Ramsey, Magnhild Rasmussen, François Rivier, Pilar Rodríguez-Pombo, Agathe Roubertie, Tommy I Stödberg, Mehran Beiraghi Toosi, Annick Toutain, Florence Uettwiller, Nicole Ulrick, Adeline Vanderver, Amy Waldman, John H Livingston, Yanick J Crow
We investigated the genetic, phenotypic, and interferon status of 46 patients from 37 families with neurological disease due to mutations in ADAR1. The clinicoradiological phenotype encompassed a spectrum of Aicardi-Goutières syndrome, isolated bilateral striatal necrosis, spastic paraparesis with normal neuroimaging, a progressive spastic dystonic motor disorder, and adult-onset psychological difficulties with intracranial calcification. Homozygous missense mutations were recorded in five families. We observed a p...
April 10, 2017: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360986/confusion-faciobrachial-dystonic-seizures-and-critical-hyponatremia-in-a-patient-with-voltage-gated-potassium-channel-encephalitis
#19
Julian Yaxley
Autoimmune limbic encephalitis is a rare cause of encephalitic disease. It is associated with various target antigens and is difficult to diagnose, and experience with its treatment is limited. This case report describes a 69-year-old man, who presented with life-threatening hyponatremia and confusion, following several months of gradually worsening faciobrachial dystonic seizures. Faciobrachial dystonic seizures are a well-described feature classically observed in voltage-gated potassium channel autoimmune encephalitis...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331893/striking-basal-ganglia-imaging-abnormalities-in-lgi1-ab-faciobrachial-dystonic-seizures
#20
A Sebastian López Chiriboga, Jason L Siegel, William O Tatum, Jerry J Shih, Eoin P Flanagan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
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