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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421303/erratum-to-geo-helminthiasis-among-migrants-in-sicily-a-possible-focus-for-re-emerging-neurocysticercosis-in-europe
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Ildebrando Patamia, Piermario Nicotra, Davide Amodeo, Loretta Giuliano, Calogero Edoardo Cicero, Alessandra Nicoletti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396789/neurocysticercosis-a-public-health-problem
#2
Elisa Carolina Jácome Sánchez, Edgar Patricio Correa Díaz, Braulio Martinez Burbano, María Angélica Ortiz Yépez, María Ariana García Castillo
Neurocysticercosis is a parasitic disease of the central nervous system that constitutes a public health problem in endemic regions. Here, we present a patient with epilepsy and cognitive impairment due to neurocysticercosis. A public health intervention could eradicate this disease in endemic regions such as Ecuador.
April 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394979/-validity-of-three-methods-for-inmuno-diagnostic-of-neurocysticercosis-systematic-review-of-the-literature-with-meta-analysis-1960-2014
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Jaiberth Antonio Cardona-Arias, Yoneida Elena Carrasquilla-Agudelo, Deisy Cristina Restrepo-Posada
INTRODUCTION: The screening of neurocysticercosis is complex and immunological methods have varying validity. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the validity of ELISA for antigen and antibody, and EITB for antibody in the screening of neurocysticercosis. METHODS: Meta-analysis of diagnostic tests with an ex-ante protocol implemented in five databases with 15 search strategies, ensuring reproducibility in the selection and extraction of information. Sensitivity, specificity, likelihood ratios (LR), diagnostic odds ratio and ROC curve were estimated in MetaDiSc, and predictive values, and Youden index were estimated in Epidat...
February 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380205/surgical-treatment-of-neurocysticercosis-retrospective-cohort-study-and-an-illustrative-case-report
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Aline Lariessy Campos Paiva, João Luiz Vitorino Araujo, Vinicius Ricieri Ferraz, Renan Maximilian Lovato, Charles Alfred Grander Pedrozo, Guilherme Brasileiro de Aguiar, José Carlos Esteves Veiga
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Neurocysticercosis is prevalent in developing countries and manifests with several neurological signs and symptoms that may be fatal. The cysts may be parenchymal or extraparenchymal and therefore several signs and symptoms may occur. Depending on their location, neurosurgical procedures may be required, sometimes as emergencies. The aim here was to review 10-year statistics on all surgical neurocysticercosis cases at a large public tertiary-level hospital. DESIGN AND SETTING: Retrospective cohort at a large public tertiary-level hospital...
April 3, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376856/the-causal-relationship-between-neurocysticercosis-infection-and-the-development-of-epilepsy-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Lucy B Gripper, Susan C Welburn
BACKGROUND: Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a parasitic infection of the human central nervous system, the most common form of which involves infection of the brain parenchyma with the larval form of the Taenia solium tapeworm. A causal relationship between such an NCC infection and the development of epilepsy in infected individuals is acknowledged, in part supported by high levels of comorbidity in endemic countries worldwide. METHODS: This study undertook a systematic review and critical analysis of the NCC-epilepsy relationship with the primary objective of quantifying the risk of developing epilepsy following NCC infection...
April 5, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368546/natural-history-of-patients-with-perilesional-edema-around-taenia-solium-calcified-granulomas
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Theodore E Nash, JeanAnne M Ware, Siddhartha Mahanty
Background.: The transient development of perilesional edema (PE) around ≥1 calcification (defined as 1 episode) occurs in about 50% of the patients with recurrent seizures in calcified neurocysticercosis (NCC). We determined the long-term clinical and radiological course of persons undergoing PE episodes. Methods.: Twenty-one persons with NCC who experienced ≥1 PE episode were followed for a median of 10.6 years (range, 0.4-29.2 years). Clinical evaluations and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were performed at the time of suggestive symptoms and during routine follow-up...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344497/effect-of-nitazoxanide-on-albendazole-pharmacokinetics-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-plasma-in-rats
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María Isabel Ruiz-Olmedo, Iliana González-Hernández, Francisca Palomares-Alonso, Javier Franco-Pérez, María de Lourdes González F, Helgi Jung-Cook
Background: Although albendazole is the drug-of-choice for the treatment of neurocysticercosis, its efficacy is limited due to its low bioavailability. An alternative for optimizing pharmacological treatment is through drug combinations. In vitro studies have shown that nitazoxanide and tizoxanide (the active metabolite of nitazoxanide) exhibit cysticidal activity and that the combination of tizoxanide with albendazole sulfoxide (the active metabolite of albendazole) produced an additive effect. Objectives: (1) To assess the concentration profile of tizoxanide in plasma and in cerebrospinal fluid; and (2) to evaluate the influence of nitazoxanide on the pharmacokinetics of albendazole in plasma and in cerebrospinal fluid...
March 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331028/bilateral-near-total-blindness-due-to-miliary-neurocysticercosis
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Nripen Gaur, Brijesh Takkar, Jagjeet Singh, Pradeep Sharma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322682/worsening-migraine-due-to-neurocysticercosis
#9
Emily Jernigan Elliott, Edwin J Landaker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304255/neurocysticercosis-in-a-rhesus-macaque-macaca-mulatta
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Jessica M Johnston, Cecilia D Dyer, Susan Madison-Antenucci, Kimberly Am Mergen, Christin L Veeder, Angela K Brice
An 8-y-old, intact, male rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) was sedated to undergo MRI in preparation for the implantation of cranial hardware. During imaging, 9 focal lesions were noted in the brain and musculature of the head. The lesions were hyperechoic with hypoechoic rims. The animal was deemed inappropriate for neuroscience research, and euthanasia was elected. Gross examination revealed multiple round, thick-walled, fluid-filled cysts (diameter, approximately 0.5 cm) in multiple tissues: one each in the left caudal lung lobe, left masseter muscle, and the dura overlying the brain and 8 throughout the gray and white matter of the brain parenchyma...
December 1, 2016: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289849/geo-helminthiasis-among-migrants-in-sicily-a-possible-focus-for-re-emerging-neurocysticercosis-in-europe
#11
Ildebrando Patamia, Piermario Nicotra, Davide Amodeo, Loretta Giuliano, Calogero Edoardo Cicero, Alessandra Nicoletti
A dramatic increasing immigration flow was recorded in Europe during the last years. Only in Sicily 120,239 people arrived in 2014. Immigrants may carry neglected tropical diseases endemic in their origin countries. The aim of our study was to evaluate the frequency of geo-helminthiasis, and in particular of intestinal taeniasis, in a sample of migrants hosted in a large asylum seeker centre in the province of Catania. A stool sample was obtained from all the enrolled subjects and a coproparasitological examination was performed...
March 13, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281490/evidence-based-guidelines-for-the-management-of-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Sanjay P Singh, Ram Sankaraneni, Arun R Antony
Approximately 50 million people live with epilepsy worldwide. The aim of this review is to present an overview of the current evidence and management recommendations for evaluation and treatment of patients with epilepsy. Systematic literature reviews were undertaken. A review of contemporary published evidence-based guidelines (American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society, and the Indian Epilepsy Society) and published peer reviewed scientific publications was done. The guideline is addressed to all clinicians who manage epilepsy patients...
2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267746/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-estimating-association-of-cysticercosis-and-neurocysticercosis-with-epilepsy
#13
Gabrielle Debacq, Luz M Moyano, Héctor H Garcia, Farid Boumediene, Benoit Marin, Edgard B Ngoungou, Pierre-Marie Preux
BACKGROUND: We reviewed studies that analyzed cysticercosis (CC), neurocysticercosis (NCC) and epilepsy across Latin America, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, to estimate the odds ratio and etiologic fraction of epilepsy due to CC in tropical regions. METHODOLOGY: We conducted a systematic review of the literature on cysticercosis and epilepsy in the tropics, collecting data from case-control and cross-sectional studies. Exposure criteria for CC included one or more of the following: serum ELISA or EITB positivity, presence of subcutaneous cysts (both not verified and unverified by histology), histology consistent with calcified cysts, and brain CT scan consistent with NCC...
March 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236577/epilepsy-surgery-and-neurocysticercosis-assessing-the-role-of-the-cysticercotic-lesion-in-medically-refractory-epilepsy
#14
REVIEW
Alejandro L Escalaya, Jorge G Burneo
There is increasing evidence of the existence of refractoriness to treatment with antiepileptic medications in those with NCC-related epilepsy. We performed a systematic review with the objective to determine the role of a cysticercotic lesion in this group of patients. We sought those manuscripts, including case reports, describing patients with NCC-related medically-intractable epilepsy who underwent epilepsy surgery and were seizure-free a year after. Only 10 manuscripts fulfilled inclusion and exclusion criteria...
February 21, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236521/designing-a-minimal-intervention-strategy-to-control-taenia-solium
#15
REVIEW
Marshall W Lightowlers, Meritxell Donadeu
Neurocysticercosis is an important cause of epilepsy in many developing countries. The disease is a zoonosis caused by the cestode parasite Taenia solium. Many potential intervention strategies are available, however none has been able to be implemented and sustained. Here we predict the impact of some T. solium interventions that could be applied to prevent transmission through pigs, the parasite's natural animal intermediate host. These include minimal intervention strategies that are predicted to be effective and likely to be feasible...
February 21, 2017: Trends in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226078/experimental-neurocysticercosis-absence-of-il-4-induces-lower-encephalitis
#16
Hidelberto Matos Silva, Marina Clare Vinaud, Ruy de Souza Lino
Methods: BALB/c (WT) and BALB/c (IL-4-KO) mice were inoculated intracranially with Taenia crassiceps cysticerci and euthanized at 7, 30, 60 and 90 days later, the encephala removed and histopathologically analyzed. Results: The absence of IL-4 induced greater parasitism. In the initial phase of the infection, IL-4-KO showed a lower intensity in the inflammatory infiltration of polimorphonuclear cells in the host-parasite interface and intra-parenquimatous edema...
February 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216368/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-cysticidal-activity-of-extracts-and-isolated-flavanone-from-the-bark-of-prunus-serotina-a-bio-guided-study
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Francisca Palomares-Alonso, Irma Susana Rojas-Tomé, Guadalupe Palencia Hernández, María Adelina Jiménez-Arellanes, Martha Lydia Macías-Rubalcava, Angélica González-Maciel, Andrea Ramos-Morales, Rosalba Santiago-Reyes, Nelly Castro, Iliana González-Hernández, Yadira Rufino-González, Helgi Jung-Cook
Currently, neurocysticercosis treatment involves two drugs: albendazole and praziquantel; however, their efficacy is suboptimal and new cysticidal drugs are needed. The present paper reports the cysticidal activity of extracts of the bark from Prunus serotina against Taenia crassiceps cysts and the isolation and identification of the main components of the most active extract. Results showed that all extracts displayed in vitro cysticidal activity (EC50=17.9-88.5μg/mL), being the methanolic the most active and selective...
February 16, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215871/disease-behaviours-of-sows-naturally-infected-with-taenia-solium-in-tanzania
#18
Chiara Trevisan, Maria Vang Johansen, Ernatus Martin Mkupasi, Helena Aminel Ngowi, Björn Forkman
Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a disease caused by the zoonotic parasite Taenia solium lodging in the central nervous system. Both humans and pigs can get NCC. The impact of the disease in pigs has so far been little explored. The aim of this study was to describe the effect of NCC on social and feeding behaviours as well as the pattern of activity as indicators of reduced welfare in naturally infected sows. In total 13 T. solium naturally infected and 15 non-infected control sows were videotaped for 2 consecutive weeks using close circuit television cameras at research facilities at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania...
February 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212398/modelling-the-risk-of-taenia-solium-exposure-from-pork-produced-in-western-kenya
#19
Lian F Thomas, William A de Glanville, Elizabeth A J Cook, Barend M De C Bronsvoort, Ian Handel, Claire N Wamae, Samuel Kariuki, Eric M Fèvre
The tapeworm Taenia solium is the parasite responsible for neurocysticercosis, a neglected tropical disease of public health importance, thought to cause approximately 1/3 of epilepsy cases across endemic regions. The consumption of undercooked infected pork perpetuates the parasite's life-cycle through the establishment of adult tapeworm infections in the community. Reducing the risk associated with pork consumption in the developing world is therefore a public health priority. The aim of this study was to estimate the risk of any one pork meal in western Kenya containing a potentially infective T...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183336/assessing-the-impact-of-intervention-strategies-against-taenia-solium-cysticercosis-using-the-epicyst-transmission-model
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Peter Winskill, Wendy E Harrison, Michael D French, Matthew A Dixon, Bernadette Abela-Ridder, María-Gloria Basáñez
BACKGROUND: The pork tapeworm, Taenia solium, and associated human infections, taeniasis, cysticercosis and neurocysticercosis, are serious public health problems, especially in developing countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) has set goals for having a validated strategy for control and elimination of T. solium taeniasis/cysticercosis by 2015 and interventions scaled-up in selected countries by 2020. Timely achievement of these internationally-endorsed targets requires that the relative benefits and effectiveness of potential interventions be explored rigorously within a quantitative framework...
February 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
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