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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341090/transient-isolated-lower-bulbar-palsy-with-elevated-serum-anti-gm1-and-anti-gd1b-antibodies-during-aripiprazole-treatment
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Tae Hwan Han, Do Yeon Kim, Dong Woo Park, Jin-Hwa Moon
BACKGROUND: Transient bulbar palsy without involvement of the facial or extraocular muscles is a rare presentation. It is considered a form of cranial polyneuropathy, a variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome that is related to the autoimmune mechanisms induced by preceding infections or vaccinations. However, drug-induced cranial polyneuropathy has not previously been reported. We describe a boy with isolated bulbar palsy and positive serum antiganglioside antibodies during aripiprazole treatment...
January 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323306/metronidazol-gav-sv%C3%A3-r-biverkning-med-neurologiska-symtom-m%C3%A3-jligen-finns-ett-m%C3%A3-rkertal-av-odiagnostiserade-patienter
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Marina Karayianni, Anders von Heijne, Ann-Charlotte Laska
Encefalopathy as a side effect of metronidazole therapy - a case report  Neurological symptoms as side effects of pharmacological treatment generally tend to remain underdiagnosed. In this report, we present a case of a 79 year old patient that developed encephalopathy whilst undergoing prophylactic treatment with Metronidazole. The initial presentation of disseminated neurological symptoms lead to the suspicion of a cerebrovascular lesion. However, exacerbation of symptomatology with gait disturbance, ataxia and dysarthria challenged the preliminary diagnosis...
March 20, 2017: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322482/progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-associated-with-fumaric-acid-esters-treatment-in-psoriasis-patients
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Deepak M W Balak, Enes Hajdarbegovic, Wichor M Bramer, Martino H A Neumann, H Bing Thio
BACKGROUND: Fumaric acid esters (FAEs) are a systemic treatment for psoriasis considered to have a favorable long-term safety profile without an increased risk for immunosuppression. However, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a rare, opportunistic viral infection of the central nervous system, has been linked anecdotally to FAE treatment. OBJECTIVE: to assess clinical features and outcomes of FAE-associated PML cases. METHODS: Systematic literature search in multiple databases up to February, 25(th) 2016 for reports of PML in psoriasis patients treated with FAEs...
March 21, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321080/the-improvement-of-the-outcome-of-osmotic-demyelination-syndrome-by-plasma-exchange
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Saeko Kumon, Ryosuke Usui, Shinzo Kuzuhara, Kosaku Nitta, Minako Koike
A 71-year-old Japanese woman presented with progressive fatigue, lethargy, dysarthria and a gait disorder. Her laboratory data revealed hyponatremia (Na 101 mEq/L), and we started correcting her serum sodium level. Within a few days, she became comatose, bedridden, and was intubated. We diagnosed osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS) and started performing plasma exchange (PE) on the 39th day of hospitalization. She fully recovered after starting PE, and was discharged on foot unassisted. PE can be a beneficial treatment in patients with chronic ODS...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320669/regularized-speaker-adaptation-of-kl-hmm-for-dysarthric-speech-recognition
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Myungjong Kim, Younggwan Kim, Joohong Yoo, Jun Wang, Hoirin Kim
This paper addresses the problem of recognizing the speech uttered by patients with dysarthria, which is a motor speech disorder impeding the physical production of speech. Patients with dysarthria have articulatory limitation, and therefore, they often have trouble in pronouncing certain sounds, resulting in undesirable phonetic variation. Modern automatic speech recognition systems designed for regular speakers are ineffective for dysarthric sufferers due to the phonetic variation. To capture the phonetic variation, Kullback-Leibler divergence based hidden Markov model (KL-HMM) is adopted, where the emission probability of state is parametrized by a categorical distribution using phoneme posterior probabilities obtained from a deep neural network-based acoustic model...
March 13, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320193/good-outcome-of-brain-stem-progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-in-an-immunosuppressed-renal-transplant-patient-importance-of-early-detection-and-rapid-immune-reconstitution
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Roland Sauer, Philipp Gölitz, Johannes Jacobi, Stefan Schwab, Ralf A Linker, De-Hyung Lee
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a rare, opportunistic and often fatal disease of the CNS which may occur under immunosuppression in transplant patients. Brain stem PML is associated with a particularly bad prognosis. Here, we present a case of a renal transplant patient treated with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and tacrolimus who developed brain stem PML with limb ataxia, dysarthria and dysphagia. Diagnosis was established by typical MRI features and detection of JCV-DNA in the CSF. Immune reconstitution after stopping MMF and tacrolimus led to a complete and sustained remission of symptoms with improvement of the brain stem lesion over a follow-up over 20months...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318729/acute-cerebellitis-in-paediatric-patients-our-experience
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J P García-Iñiguez, F J López-Pisón, P Madurga Revilla, I Montejo Gañán, M Domínguez Cajal, L Monge Galindo, S B Sánchez Marco, M C García Jiménez
INTRODUCTION: Acute cerebellitis is a rare inflammatory disease with a highly variable clinical course that ranges from benign self-limiting symptoms to a fulminant presentation associated with a high risk of death due to compression of the posterior fossa, acute hydrocephalus, and intracranial hypertension. METHODS: We reviewed clinical, laboratory, and radiological findings from children diagnosed with acute cerebellitis between May 2007 and November 2016. We analysed treatments and clinical and radiological progression...
March 15, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315796/ultrasound-assisted-neuronavigation-guided-removal-of-a-live-worm-in-cerebral-sparganosis
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Sunday Nkwerem, Tetsuya Goto, Toshihiro Ogiwara, Yasunaga Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Hongo, Samuel Ohaegbulam
BACKGROUND: Cerebral sparganosis is a rare zoonotic infestation which often mimics glioma and metastatic tumors. CASE DESCRIPTION: A case of 71-year-old man who presented with disturbing dysarthria. Initial neuroimages were suggestive of glioma. The histology was, however, suggestive of inflammatory lesion. Follow-up neuroimages and serology were suggestive of sparganosis. He subsequently had craniotomy with ultrasound-guided aspiration of a live worm. Saline soaked surgicel was used to provide an acoustic window...
March 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297686/-early-experience-with-the-vercise-sup-tm-sup-dbs-system-in-the-treatment-of-dystonic-tremor
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Yasushi Miyagi
Six cases of dystonic tremor were treated with the Vercise<sup>TM</sup> deep brain stimulation(DBS)system, which has the multiple independent current control(MICC)technology. The mean preoperative score of Burke-Fahn-Marsden dystonia rating scale was 16.2±9.4, which was reduced to 6.1±4.6 at 5 months postoperatively. A 65-year-old male presented an intractable dystonic tremor of the jaw, neck, and shoulders due to tardive syndrome. He experienced the successful tremor relief after unipolar DBS in the globus pallidus internus(GPi)with Vercise<sup>TM</sup> but complained of dysarthria...
March 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293537/a-rare-case-of-concomitant-sicca-keratopathy-and-ipsilateral-central-facial-palsy-in-wallenberg-s-dorsolateral-medullary-syndrome
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Deborah De Bruyn, Elisabeth Van Aken, Kristien Herman
Objective: To describe a patient with a right-sided supranuclear facial palsy and concomitant sicca keratopathy of the right eye following right-sided dorsolateral medullary infarction. Methods: Our patient underwent a complete ophthalmologic and neurologic examination including biomicroscopy, fundus examination, cranial nerve examination, Shirmer I test, and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain. Results: A 61-year-old woman presented in emergency with a central facial nerve palsy on the right side and truncal ataxia...
2017: GMS Ophthalmology Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284968/recrudescence-of-symptoms-of-remote-ischemic-stroke-after-a-cerebral-angiogram-report-of-a-case
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Stephanie R Falatko, Philip G R Schmalz, Mark Harrigan
BACKGROUND: Recrudescence, or reappearance of previously resolved symptoms of ischemic stroke, may occur after physiological stress. Although this syndrome is generally thought to be uncommon, it may actually account for a significant proportion of stroke mimics. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 67-year-old man was admitted with a Hunt-Hess grade II spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage. He underwent a digital subtraction cerebral angiogram as part of his imaging evaluation. About 30 minutes after the procedure, he developed dysarthria, right facial droop and a right pronator drift...
March 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282816/my-25-stimulating-years-with-dbs-in-parkinson-s-disease
#12
Marwan Hariz
The year 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the birth of modern deep brain stimulation (DBS), which was introduced by Benabid, Pollak et al. in 1987, initially targeting the motor thalamus to treat tremor, and subsequently targeting the subthalamic nucleus (STN) for treatment of symptoms of advanced Parkinson's disease (PD). STN DBS is undoubtedly "the most important discovery since levodopa", as stated by David Marsden in 1994. In 2014, The Lasker- DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award to "honor two scientists who developed deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus", was bestowed upon Benabid and DeLong...
2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282710/early-onset-friedreich-s-ataxia-with-oculomotor-apraxia
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Amene Saghazadeh, Sina Hafizi, Firouzeh Hosseini, Mahmoud Reza Ashrafi, Nima Rezaei
Friedreich's ataxia (FRDA) is a rare autosomal recessive spinocerebellar ataxia which in the majority of cases is associated with a GAA-trinucleotide repeat expansion in the first intron of Frataxin gene located on chromosome 9. The clinical features include progressive gait and limb ataxia, cerebellar dysarthria, neuropathy, optic atrophy, and loss of vibration and proprioception. Ataxia with ocular motor apraxia type 1 (AOA1) is another autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxia which is associated with oculomotor apraxia, hypoalbuminaemia, and hypercholesterolemia...
February 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277561/ataxia-oculomotor-apraxia-type-1-in-the-siblings-of-a-family-a-novel-mutation
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Parvaneh Karimzadeh, Simin Khayatzadeh Kakhki, Shaghayegh Sadat Esmail Nejad, Masood Houshmand, Mohammad Ghofrani
Although AOA1 (ataxia oculomotor apraxia1) is one of the most common causes of autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxias in Japanese population, it is reported from all over the world. The clinical manifestations are similar to ataxia telangiectasia in which non-neurological manifestations are absent and include almost 10% of autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxias. Dysarthria and gait disorder are the most two common and typical manifestations. Oculomotor apraxia is usually seen a few years after the manifestations start...
2017: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273554/head-drop-after-botox-electrodiagnostic-evaluation-of-iatrogenic-botulinum-toxicity
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Eliza Szuch, James B Caress, Bandhu Paudyal, Allison Brashear, Michael S Cartwright, Roy E Strowd
BACKGROUND: Botulinum is a potent neurotoxin with increasing indications for neurologic disorders. While clinical benefit manifests primarily due to local actions at the neuromuscular junction, regional and systemic effects do occur. Rarely, systemic symptoms including weakness, dysarthria, dysphagia and other side effects occur as a result of iatrogenic botulinum neurotoxicity. CASE: A 72 year-old female with right leg dystonia developed head drop, bulbar and systemic weakness following right lower extremity botulinum toxin injection...
March 5, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271297/dural-arteriovenous-fistula-manifesting-as-pontine-hemorrhage-at-the-craniocervical-junction
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Xuan Liu, Atsushi Ogata, Jun Masuoka, Kohei Inoue, Yukiko Nakahara, Shoko Shimokawa, Yukinori Takase, Yusuke Yakushiji, Hideo Hara, Tatsuya Abe
Craniocervical junction (CCJ) dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) manifesting as intracerebral hemorrhage is extremely rare. We report the first case of CCJ-DAVF manifesting as pontine hemorrhage. A 69-year-old male presented with a pontine hemorrhage manifesting as a sudden onset of right hemiparesis and dysarthria. Digital subtraction angiography revealed a CCJ-DAVF fed by the meningeal branches of the right vertebral artery. The patient underwent surgical ligation of the cerebral draining veins to prevent re-bleeding...
March 7, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256693/-communication-and-language-problems-in-children-with-nemaline-myopathy
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J F Cervera-Merida, I Villa-Garcia, A Ygual-Fernandez
INTRODUCTION: Nemaline myopathy is a rare disease with an incidence of 1 in every 50,000 live births. It is the most prevalent of the congenital myopathies, a heterogeneous set of neuromuscular disorders present at birth or manifesting at a very early age, which affect the skeletal muscles and give rise to weakness, hypotonia and psychomotor retardation, although cognitive development remains normal. AIM: To review the studies conducted to date on the communication difficulties and dysphagia of children with nemaline myopathy and their possible management based on speech therapy...
February 24, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255253/a-case-report-of-complex-auricular-neuralgia-treated-with-the-great-auricular-nerve-and-facet-blocks
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Marzieh Eghtesadi, Elizabeth Leroux, Grisell Vargas-Schaffer
BACKGROUND: The great auricular nerve is a cutaneous branch of the cervical plexus originating from the C2 and C3 spinal nerves. It innervates the skin over the external ear, the angle of the mandible and the parotid gland. It communicates with the ansa cervicalis. Great auricular neuralgia is rarely diagnosed in clinical practice and can be refractory. We present a new approach using ultrasound-guided nerve blocks. CASE: We present a case of a 41-year-old female with paroxysmal ear pain accompanied by dysautonomia, tingling in the tongue, dysphagia, dysarthria and abdominal symptoms...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242629/wisdom-tooth-extraction-causing-lingual-nerve-and-styloglossus-muscle-damage-a-mimic-of-multiple-cranial-nerve-palsies
#19
Aisling S Carr, Matthew Evans, Sachit Shah, Santi Catania, Jason D Warren, Michael J Gleeson, Mary M Reilly
The combination of tongue hemianaesthesia, dysgeusia, dysarthria and dysphagia suggests the involvement of multiple cranial nerves. We present a case with sudden onset of these symptoms immediately following wisdom tooth extraction and highlight the clinical features that allowed localisation of the lesion to a focal, iatrogenic injury of the lingual nerve and adjacent styloglossus muscle.
February 26, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241307/rhythm-perception-and-its-role-in-perception-and-learning-of-dysrhythmic-speech
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Stephanie A Borrie, Kaitlin L Lansford, Tyson S Barrett
Purpose: The perception of rhythm cues plays an important role in recognizing spoken language, especially in adverse listening conditions. Indeed, this has been shown to hold true even when the rhythm cues themselves are dysrhythmic. This study investigates whether expertise in rhythm perception provides a processing advantage for perception (initial intelligibility) and learning (intelligibility improvement) of naturally dysrhythmic speech, dysarthria. Method: Fifty young adults with typical hearing participated in 3 key tests, including a rhythm perception test, a receptive vocabulary test, and a speech perception and learning test, with standard pretest, familiarization, and posttest phases...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
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