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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936074/syndromes-of-rapidly-progressive-cognitive-decline-our-experience
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Sadanandavalli Retnaswami Chandra, Lakshminarayanapuram Gopal Viswanathan, Anupama Ramakanth Pai, Rahul Wahatule, Suvarna Alladi
BACKGROUND: Dementias are fairly slowly progressive degenerative diseases of brain for which treatment options are very less and carry a lot of burden on family and society. A small percentage of them are rapidly progressive and mostly carry a different course outcome. However, there are no definite criteria other than the time line for these patients. AIMS: The aim of this was to identify and categorize the causes and course of rapidly progressive dementias seen in our center...
August 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931431/fasciclin-calcareous-corpuscle-binary-complex-mediated-protein-protein-interactions-in-taenia-solium-metacestode
#2
Chun-Seob Ahn, Jeong-Geun Kim, Young-An Bae, Seon-Hee Kim, Joo-Ho Shin, Yichao Yang, Insug Kang, Yoon Kong
BACKGROUND: Neurocysticercosis (NC) caused by Taenia solium metacestode (TsM) is a serious neurological disease of global concern. Diverse bioactive molecules involved in the long-term survival of TsM might contribute to disease progression. Fasciclin (Fas) is an extracellular protein that mediates adhesion, migration and differentiation of cells by interacting with other molecules. We hypothesized that TsMFas might bind to calcareous corpuscle (CC) through its adhesive property and participate in crucial protein-protein interactions, thus contributing to the creation of a symbiotic interactome network...
September 20, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929415/pediatric-neurocysticercosis
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REVIEW
Pratibha Singhi, Arushi Gahlot Saini
Neurocysticercosis is the most common helminth infection of nervous system in humans caused by the encysted larvae of Taenia solium. It is a major cause of epilepsy in tropical areas and the most common cause of focal-onset seizures in North Indian children. Children with neurocysticercosis have pleomorphic manifestations depending on the location, number and viability of the cysts and host response. In endemic areas, neurocysticercosis should be clinically suspected in any child with recent-onset seizures, headache or focal motor deficits where there is no other suggestion of an underlying neurological disorder...
September 20, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892472/target-product-profiles-for-the-diagnosis-of-taenia-solium-taeniasis-neurocysticercosis-and-porcine-cysticercosis
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Meritxell Donadeu, Anna S Fahrion, Piero L Olliaro, Bernadette Abela-Ridder
Target Product Profiles (TPPs) are process tools providing product requirements to guide researchers, developers and manufacturers in their efforts to develop effective and useful products such as biologicals, drugs or diagnostics. During a WHO Stakeholders Meeting on Taenia solium diagnostics, several TPPs were initiated to address diagnostic needs for different stages in the parasite's transmission (taeniasis, human and porcine cysticercosis). Following the meeting, draft TPPs were completed and distributed for consultation to 100 people/organizations, including experts in parasitology, human and pig cysticercosis, diagnostic researchers and manufacturers, international organizations working with neglected or zoonotic diseases, Ministries of Health and Ministries of Livestock in some of the endemic countries, WHO regional offices and other interested parties...
September 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882721/clinical-presentation-of-neurocysticercosis-related-epilepsy
#5
REVIEW
Kevin R Duque, Jorge G Burneo
Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the most common parasitic infection of the central nervous system and a major risk factor for seizures and epilepsy. Seizure types in NCC vary largely across studies and seizure semiology is poorly understood. We discuss here the studies regarding seizure types and seizure semiology in NCC, and examine the clinical presentation in patients with NCC and drug-resistant epilepsy. We also provide evidence of the role of MRI and EEG in the diagnosis of NCC-related epilepsy. Focal seizures are reported in 60-90% of patients with NCC-related epilepsy, and around 90% of all seizures registered prospectively are focal not evolving to bilateral tonic-clonic seizures...
September 4, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867576/neurocysticercosis-related-epilepsy
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EDITORIAL
Jorge G Burneo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 31, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840072/treatment-of-racemose-neurocysticercosis
#7
Samuel G McClugage, Rachael A Lee, Bernard C Camins, Juan J Mercado-Acosta, Martin Rodriguez, Kristen O Riley
BACKGROUND: Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a common parasitic infection of the central nervous system, caused by the tapeworm Taenia solium. It is endemic to certain parts of the world, including Central America, South America, Asia, and Africa. The racemose form, characterized by extraparenchymal location, increased morbidity and mortality, and large loculated cystic lesions, is rarely seen in industrialized countries, such as the United States. The management of racemose neurocysticercosis (RNCC) differs from that of the typical parenchymal variant...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838876/ventriculoscopic-approach-for-intraventricular-neurocysticercosis-a-single-neurosurgical-center-s-experience
#8
Li Zhenye, Li Chuzhong, Zong Xuyi, Gui Songbai, Zhao Peng, Bai Jiwei, Cao Lei, Wang Xinsheng
OBJECT: The object of this study was to retrospectively analyze the patients with intraventricular neurocysticercosis (NCC) who underwent ventriculoscopic approach at a single neurosurgical center, and assessed the efficacy of this treatment in patients with intraventricular NCC. METHODS: Intraventricular NCC patients who underwent ventriculoscopic approach between January 2008 and March 2014 at Beijing Tiantan Hospital were analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 21 intraventricular NCC patients, including 15 men and 6 women were enrolled in the study (38...
August 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821422/adhesion-molecules-chemokines-and-matrix-metallo-proteinases-response-after-albendazole-and-albendazole-plus-steroid-therapy-in-swine-neurocysticercosis
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Satyendra K Singh, Kashi N Prasad, Aloukick K Singh, Kamlesh K Gupta, Amrita Singh, Mukesh Tripathi, Rakesh K Gupta
The treatment of neurocysticercosis (NCC) varies with location, number and stage of the Taenia solium cysticerci (cysts). Albendazole (ABZ) effectively kills cysticerci, and subsequently induces neuro-inflammation facilitated by leukocyte infiltration. We hypothesize that immune response varies around drug responder (degenerating/dying) and non-responder (viable) cysts after ABZ and ABZ plus steroid (ABZS) therapy, which may determine the disease pathogenesis. Twenty cysticercotic swine were treated with ABZ (n = 10; group1) and ABZS (n = 10; group2)...
August 15, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820689/reliability-of-diagnostic-criteria-for-neurocysticercosis-for-patients-with-ventricular-cystic-lesions-or-granulomas-a-systematic-review
#10
Javier A Bustos, Hector H García, Oscar H Del Brutto
Intraventricular neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a severe form of NCC requiring prompt diagnosis and treatment. We aimed to assess the reliability of the most recent version of diagnostic criteria for this form of NCC. Two systematic literature reviews were performed; one included case reports of patients with intraventricular cysticercosis and the other included case reports of patients with intraventricular cystic lesions or granulomas caused by infections other than NCC. All assessed cases were categorized according to the last revision of the long-standing Del Brutto's set of diagnostic criteria to determine its sensitivity, specificity, and predictive value for this form of NCC...
July 31, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739367/a-hyperendemic-focus-of-taenia-solium-transmission-in-the-banke-district-of-nepal
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Keshav Sah, Ishab Poudel, Suyog Subedi, Dinesh Kumar Singh, Jo Cocker, Peetambar Kushwaha, Angela Colston, Meritxell Donadeu, Marshall W Lightowlers
Neurocysticercosis is a major cause of epilepsy in countries where Taenia solium is endemic and the parasite is a major cause of food-borne disease globally. Pigs are the natural intermediate host involved in transmission of the parasite. T. solium is known to be endemic in Nepal, however there is limited reliable data about the prevalence of the disease in Nepal. The aim of this study was to determine accurately the prevalence of porcine cysticercosis in slaughter age pigs in an area of Nepal where pigs are known to be free-roaming...
July 21, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716274/head-ct-findings-at-a-public-hospital-in-rural-haiti
#12
Yannis K Valtis, Maggie F Cochran, Louine Martineau, Bregenet Lamour, Jeffrey B Mendel, Aaron L Berkowitz
BACKGROUND: Neuroimaging is often unavailable in low-income countries, creating challenges for precise diagnosis of neurologic disease in individual patients, and impeding acquisition of precise neuroepidemiologic data for program and policy development. METHODS: We analyzed reports from 3614 head CTs performed between July 2013 and January 2016 at Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais, a public academic hospital in rural Haiti, extracting patients' age, study indication, and radiologic findings...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714494/computerized-axial-tomography-findings-in-children-with-afebrile-seizures-a-hospital-based-study-at-eastern-nepal
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P Poudel, M K Gupta, S P Kafle
BACKGROUND: Computerized Tomography can be performed in resource limited areas where Magnetic Resonance Imaging is less practical. This study was conducted to find out the proportion of cases with abnormal CT scan and findings of CT scan in children with afebrile seizures in a resource limited area. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted from 1st July 2009 to 31st March 2014 in a university hospital of Nepal. Patients (1 month to 20 years of age) presenting with history of afebrile seizure were included...
January 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713592/clinicodemographic-profile-of-children-with-seizures-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
#14
Nagendra Chaudhary, Murli Manohar Gupta, Sandeep Shrestha, Santosh Pathak, Om Prakash Kurmi, B D Bhatia, K N Agarwal
Seizures are one of the common causes for hospital admissions in children with significant mortality and morbidity. This study was conducted to study the prevalence and clinicodemographic profile of children with seizures in a tertiary care hospital of western Nepal. This prospective cross-sectional study conducted over a period of 2 years included all admitted children (2 months-16 years) with seizures. Among 4962 admitted children, seizures were present in 3.4% (n = 168) of children, with male preponderance...
2017: Neurology Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711539/transventricular-migration-of-neurocysticercosis
#15
Abhidha Shah, Ravikiran Vutha, Shilpa Sankhe, Atul Goel
BACKGROUND: The movements of a neurocysticercosis cyst within the ventricular cavity have been identified rarely. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 22-year old male patient presented with the main symptom of diplopia for about a week. Findings of the neurologic examination revealed bilateral sixth cranial nerve weakness. Investigations during the period showed an intraventricular tumor that migrated from lateral ventricle to the third ventricle and subsequently to the fourth ventricle...
September 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711534/primary-intradural-extramedullary-cervical-spinal-cysticercosis
#16
Vetrivel Muralidharan, Bijesh Ravindran Nair, Bimal Patel, Vedantam Rajshekhar
BACKGROUND: Spinal cysticercosis has been reported in 0.7%-3.0% of patients with neurocysticercosis. Most patients with spinal cysticercosis have a coexisting intracranial disease. Most often this intracranial disease manifests as intradural extramedullary lesions involving thoracic and lumbar regions or intramedullary lesions. Intradural extramedullary primary spinal cysticercosis manifesting as cervical myelopathy is extremely rare and has not been reported to date. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 56-year-old man from the northeastern part of India presented with progressive spastic quadriparesis...
July 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686662/comparison-of-a-new-multiplex-real-time-pcr-with-the-kato-katz-thick-smear-and-copro-antigen-elisa-for-the-detection-and-differentiation-of-taenia-spp-in-human-stools
#17
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Dinh Ng-Nguyen, Mark A Stevenson, Pierre Dorny, Sarah Gabriël, Tinh Van Vo, Van-Anh Thi Nguyen, Trong Van Phan, Sze Fui Hii, Rebecca J Traub
BACKGROUND: Taenia solium, the cause of neurocysticercosis (NCC), has significant socioeconomic impacts on communities in developing countries. This disease, along with taeniasis is estimated to infect 2.5 to 5 million people globally. Control of T. solium NCC necessitates accurate diagnosis and treatment of T. solium taeniasis carriers. In areas where all three species of Taenia tapeworms (T. solium, Taenia saginata and Taenia asiatica) occur sympatrically, conventional microscope- and copro-antigen based diagnostic methods are unable to distinguish between these three Taenia species...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676219/de-novo-cystic-brain-lesions-mimicking-neurocysticercosis-in-alk-positive-lung-cancer
#18
Su-Hyun Kim, Jae-Won Hyun, Ho Jin Kim, Ho-Shin Gwak, Sang Hyun Lee, Eun-Kyung Hong, Youngjoo Lee
Cystic brain metastases (CBM) have been recently reported in a minority of patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). All previously reported ALK-positive CBM developed during crizotinib treatment and were often asymptomatic and indolent, even without CNS-directed therapy. Thus, crizotinib was suggested as an etiologic agent for the development of CBM. Here, we report a case of de novo CBM in a patient with ALK-positive NSCLC prior to crizotinib treatment; the ALK-positive NSCLC had initially been misdiagnosed as neurocysticercosis because of the atypical radiological presentation of brain metastases...
August 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673685/controversies-in-the-treatment-of-seizures-associated-with-neurocysticercosis
#19
REVIEW
Gagandeep Singh, Ravina Sharma
Seizures are the commonest manifestation of brain parenchymal cysticercosis. In terms of pathophysiological basis and prognostic significance of the seizures, a distinction might be applied between viable cysts, solitary cysticercus granuloma and calcific cysticerci. A number of uncertainties shroud the management of seizures in people with neurocysticercosis (NCC). Although antihelminthic treatment is effective in eliminating viable cysts and possibly cysticercus granulomas, its effect on seizure outcome remains uncertain...
June 30, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673613/parkinsonism-and-other-movement-disorders-in-23-cases-of-neurocysticercosis
#20
Fernando Alarcón, Yuri Cedeño, Justo García de Yébenes
INTRODUCTION: Parkinsonism and other movement disorders have been occasionally described in neurocysticercosis (NCC) but their clinical features and pathogenesis are not well understood. METHODS: This is a descriptive study conducted over 20 years. We studied 590 consecutive patients from the NCC Registry at Eugenio Espejo Hospital, Quito, Ecuador, and found 23 subjects who developed movement disorders. We investigated the clinical features, localization of brain lesions, severity of infection and neurological deficit as well as the outcome of the patients...
June 20, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
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