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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915588/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome
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Michael Perdices, Geoffrey Herkes
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is a relatively rare, non-progressive angiopathy frequently heralded by severe thunderclap headache. It is characterised by vasoconstriction of cerebral arteries which usually resolves within three months of onset. Transient focal neurological signs may occur, and persistent deficits associated with haemorrhagic comorbidities have been reported in a small percentage of individuals. In this paper we report the case of RH, a 36-year-old woman who presented at a university teaching hospital in Sydney with a clinical history and radiological evidence consistent with RCVS...
December 5, 2016: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906949/pulsed-compared-to-thermal-radiofrequency-to-the-medial-calcaneal-nerve-for-management-of-chronic-refractory-plantar-fasciitis-a-prospective-comparative-study
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Ayman M Osman, Dina H El-Hammady, Mohamed M Kotb
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency (RF) treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that has been used for more than 3 decades in treating various chronic pain syndromes. Conventional (continuous) RF treatment occasionally results in worsening or even initiating a new type of pain. The use of pulsed radiofrequency (PRF), which has a non- or minimally neurodestructive neuromodulatory effect, serves as an alternative to conventional RF therapy in many medical situations. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of applying PRF for 6 minutes vs...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895602/motivational-and-behavioral-activation-as-an-adjunct-to-psychiatric-rehabilitation-for-mild-to-moderate-negative-symptoms-in-individuals-with-schizophrenia-a-proof-of-concept-pilot-study
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Kee-Hong Choi, Eunju Jaekal, Ga-Young Lee
Few psychosocial approaches address the negative symptoms of schizophrenia, which shares common features with depression and anxiety. Behavioral activation (BA) is effective for addressing depression and anxiety in adults with various mental disorders. Motivational interviewing (MI) has been successfully applied to address ambivalence or lack of motivation toward treatment. Motivational and behavioral activation (mBA) has been developed by incorporating the core principles from BA and MI with recent findings on the negative symptoms of schizophrenia...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854093/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-mimicking-brainstem-infarction-a-dilemma
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Tsung-Han Ho, Chia-Lin Tsai, Yaw-Don Hsu, Jiunn-Tay Lee, Fu-Chi Yang, Chia-Ching Hsu, Chun-Chieh Lin
PURPOSE: We had recently reported one case at American Journal of Emergency Medicine about centralvariant posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) in an 84-year-old woman with an initial misdiagnosis as central pontine myelinolysis (CPM). Here, we introduce another case of centralvariant PRES in a 49-year-old man mimicking as acute brainstem infarction in the cranial computed tomography (CT) findings. CASE REPORT: A 49-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department with a 5-day history of vertigo, cognitive decline, and difficulty in walking...
June 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752075/folinic-acid-improves-verbal-communication-in-children-with-autism-and-language-impairment-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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R E Frye, J Slattery, L Delhey, B Furgerson, T Strickland, M Tippett, A Sailey, R Wynne, S Rose, S Melnyk, S Jill James, J M Sequeira, E V Quadros
We sought to determine whether high-dose folinic acid improves verbal communication in children with non-syndromic autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and language impairment in a double-blind placebo control setting. Forty-eight children (mean age 7 years 4  months; 82% male) with ASD and language impairment were randomized to receive 12 weeks of high-dose folinic acid (2 mg kg(-1) per day, maximum 50 mg per day; n=23) or placebo (n=25). Children were subtyped by glutathione and folate receptor-α autoantibody (FRAA) status...
October 18, 2016: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644018/expanding-the-phenotype-of-triple-x-syndrome-a-comparison-of-prenatal-versus-postnatal-diagnosis
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Kristen Wigby, Cheryl D'Epagnier, Susan Howell, Amy Reicks, Rebecca Wilson, Lisa Cordeiro, Nicole Tartaglia
Triple X syndrome (47, XXX) occurs in approximately 1:1,000 female births and has a variable phenotype of physical and psychological features. Prenatal diagnosis rates of 47, XXX are increasing due to non-invasive prenatal genetic testing. Previous studies suggest that prenatal diagnosed females have better neurodevelopmental outcomes. This cross-sectional study describes diagnosis, physical features, medical problems, and neurodevelopmental features in a large cohort of females with 47, XXX. Evaluation included review of medical and developmental history, physical exam, cognitive, and adaptive testing...
November 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623250/exome-sequencing-coupled-with-mrna-analysis-identifies-ndufaf6-as-a-leigh-gene
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Laura Bianciardi, Valentina Imperatore, Erika Fernandez-Vizarra, Angela Lopomo, Micol Falabella, Simone Furini, Paolo Galluzzi, Salvatore Grosso, Massimo Zeviani, Alessandra Renieri, Francesca Mari, Elisa Frullanti
We report here the case of a young male who started to show verbal fluency disturbance, clumsiness and gait anomalies at the age of 3.5years and presented bilateral striatal necrosis. Clinically, the diagnosis was compatible with Leigh syndrome but the underlying molecular defect remained elusive even after exome analysis using autosomal/X-linked recessive or de novo models. Dosage of respiratory chain activity on fibroblasts, but not in muscle, underlined a deficit in complex I. Re-analysis of heterozygous probably pathogenic variants, inherited from one healthy parent, identified the p...
September 3, 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593255/brain-network-underlying-the-improvement-of-social-functioning-in-schizophrenic-patients-after-one-year-treatment-with-social-skills-training
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Stelvio Sestini, Rosanna Perone, Sandro Domenichetti, Christian Mazzeo, Veronica Massai, Alessandra Rispoli, Agnese Barbacci, Angela Valtancoli, Antonio Castagnoli, Luigi Mansi
PURPOSE: To assess changes in social and neuro-cognition and regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in schizophrenic patients with psychotic syndrome treated with Social Skill Training (SST). METHODS: 17 patients underwent two high resolution rCBF SPECT at rest before and after a one-year treatment with SST. Patients were assessed using a neuropsychological evaluation (W.A.I.S.-R, T.M.T, Verbal Fluency, W.C.S.T.). SPM8 was used to investigate rCBF changes from the pre- to the post-SST condition and the relationship between rCBF and clinical scores used as covariates of interest...
2016: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567191/self-awareness-of-cognitive-dysfunction-self-reported-complaints-and-cognitive-performance-in-patients-with-alcohol-induced-mild-or-major-neurocognitive-disorder
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Serge J W Walvoort, Paul T van der Heijden, Arie J Wester, Roy P C Kessels, Jos I M Egger
Patients with Korsakoff's syndrome (KS) typically have difficulties in recognizing the impact of their alcohol-related cognitive deficits on daily-life functioning. In this study, mean scores on self-reported complaints (measured with Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form; MMPI-2-RF) and cognitive performance (measured with the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Third edition; WAIS-III; and the California Verbal Learning Test; CVLT) are compared between two matched patient groups with severe (KS) and mild alcohol-related cognitive disorders or non KS (NKS)...
November 30, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27561217/executive-function-and-academic-achievement-in-primary-grade-students-with-down-syndrome
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E Will, D J Fidler, L Daunhauer, B Gerlach-McDonald
BACKGROUND: Executive function (EF) plays a critical role in academic outcomes in typically developing children, but the contribution of EF to academic performance in Down syndrome (DS) is less well understood. This study evaluated differences in early academic foundations between primary school aged children with DS and non-verbal mental-age matched typically developing (TD) children. Additionally, the contribution of EF domains to academic outcomes was evaluated in each group. METHOD: Participants with DS (n = 29) and mental-age matched TD participants (n = 23) were administered the Woodcock Johnson- III NU Tests of Academic Achievement, as well as a laboratory-based EF battery, including measures of working memory, shifting, inhibition and object-planning...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553576/effect-of-anticonvulsive-treatment-on-neuropsychological-performance-in-children-with-bects
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Moritz Tacke, Lucia Gerstl, Florian Heinen, Isabel Heukaeufer, Michaela Bonfert, Thomas Bast, Sonia Cornell, Bernd Axel Neubauer, Ingo Borggraefe
INTRODUCTION: Benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS) is a common epilepsy syndrome in childhood. Besides the occurrence of seizures, mild cognitive impairments and behavioral problems affecting language skills, spatial perception, memory, executive function, and academic achievement might be present. There is no international consensus about the decision whether or not to treat affected children. The influence of treatment on cognitive functions is debated. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with BECTS were assessed in short term auditory memory, long-term verbal memory, intelligence and behavior using the "number recall" test from the Kaufman assessment battery for children, the "verbal learning memory test", the "culture free intelligence test" and the "child behavior checklist" prior to a randomized controlled antiepileptic therapy and after a treatment period of 6 months with either sulthiame or levetiracetam...
December 0: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27546029/developmental-trajectories-of-structural-and-pragmatic-language-skills-in-school-aged-children-with-williams-syndrome
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E Van Den Heuvel, E Manders, A Swillen, I Zink
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to compare developmental courses of structural and pragmatic language skills in school-aged children with Williams syndrome (WS) and children with idiopathic intellectual disability (IID). Comparison of these language trajectories could highlight syndrome-specific developmental features. METHOD: Twelve monolingual Dutch-speaking children with WS aged 5.10 to 13.3 years were assessed by means of standardised structural language tests measuring receptive and expressive vocabulary and sentence comprehension and production...
October 2016: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27545961/visual-motor-integration-visual-perception-and-motor-coordination-in-a-population-with-williams-syndrome-and-in-typically-developing-children
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J Heiz, K Barisnikov
BACKGROUND: Williams syndrome (WS) is characterised by severe deficits in visual-spatial abilities in contrast to relatively well-developed language abilities. There is very limited knowledge about visual-motor integration (VMI) in people with WS. METHOD: Twenty-six participants with WS aged 6 to 41 years were assessed with all three tests of the Beery-VMI test, namely the VMI test, the visual perception test (VP) and the motor coordination test (MC). Their results were compared with those of 154 typically developing children (TD) aged 4 to 12...
October 2016: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27540203/clinical-supervision-what-about-the-specialist-trainees
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Andrew Taylor, Adam Sutherland
INTRODUCTION: Clinical supervision is defined by Barber and Norman as having four main functions: educational, supportive, managerial and development of self-awareness.1 It is common practice within initial pharmacy education for clinical supervision to take place at undergraduate, pre-registration and foundation level pharmacist stages. But what about the specialist trainees? It is probably a fair observation that the amount of clinical supervision provided for pharmacists undergoing their advanced level practice drops vividly...
September 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27479738/a-verbal-strength-in-children-with-tourette-syndrome-evidence-from-a-non-word-repetition-task
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Cristina D Dye, Matthew Walenski, Stewart H Mostofsky, Michael T Ullman
Tourette syndrome (TS) is characterized by motor and vocal tics, and frontal/basal-ganglia abnormalities. Whereas cognitive strengths have been found in other neurodevelopmental disorders, less attention has been paid to strengths in TS, or to verbal strengths in any neurodevelopmental disorder. We examined whether the finding of speeded TS production of rule-governed morphological forms (e.g., "slipped") that involve composition (Walenski, Mostofsky, & Ullman, 2007) might extend to another language domain, phonology...
September 2016: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27470606/paraneoplastic-neuropsychiatric-syndrome-presenting-as-delirium
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Gloria Roldan Urgoiti, Aynharan Sinnarajah, Seema Hussain, Desiree Hao
Delirium in patients with cancer is associated with poor outcomes, but reversible causes need to be ruled out. We report the case of a 59-year-old woman who was presented with behavioural and cognitive changes over 2 weeks. She was non-verbal and combative, requiring involuntary admission and declaration of incompetence to make healthcare treatment decisions. Infectious and metabolic investigations and initial brain imaging were unremarkable. She was diagnosed with limited-stage small cell lung cancer and a paraneoplastic neuropsychiatric syndrome...
July 28, 2016: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27448263/narrative-competence-in-spanish-speaking-adults-with-williams-syndrome
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Eliseo Diez-Itza, Verónica Martínez, Aránzazu Antón
BACKGROUND: Williams syndrome (WS) is a genetic disorder associated with intellectual disability and characterised by displaying an atypical neuropsychological profile, with peaks and valleys, where language skills seem better preserved than non-verbal intelligence. METHOD: This study researches the narrative competence of nine Spanish-speaking adults with WS. Oral narratives were elicited from a silent film, and narrative coherence was analysed as a function of sequential order of the events narrated at three structure levels, while narrative cohesion was assessed through the frequency of use and type of discourse markers...
August 2016: Psicothema
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27428060/prevalence-of-domestic-violence-in-hong-kong-chinese-women-presenting-with-urinary-symptoms
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Wai Sze Paulin Ma, Ting Chung Pun
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of domestic violence and its risk factors in women presenting with urinary symptoms. METHODS: The study was carried out in the urogynecology clinic and general gynecology clinic, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong from 1st May 2013 till 31st October 2014. Two hundred and twenty-five women presenting to the urogynecology clinic with urinary symptoms were categorized according to their symptoms and were asked to complete the Modified Abuse Assessment Screen...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27370060/-the-relationship-between-violence-and-clinical-features-insight-and-cognitive-functions-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Ferdi Köşger, Altan Eşsizoğlu, İpek Sönmez, Gülcan Güleç, Müge Genek, Özlem Akarsu
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the predictive factors of violent behavior in schizophrenia and the relationship between violent behavior and insight and cognitive functions in this study. METHOD: 68 patients diagnosed with schizophrenia were separated into two groups; with a history of violent behavior (n = 30) and without (n = 38). Both group swere administered the Positiveand Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS), Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire, Schedule for Assessing the Three Components of Insight, California Verbal Learning Test (CVLT), Trail Making Test, Wisconsin Card Sorting Test, and Stroop Test...
2016: Türk Psikiyatri Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27355585/ancient-haplotypes-at-the-15q24-2-microdeletion-region-are-linked-to-brain-expression-of-man2c1-and-children-s-intelligence
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Alejandro Cáceres, Tõnu Esko, Irene Pappa, Armand Gutiérrez, Maria-Jose Lopez-Espinosa, Sabrina Llop, Mariona Bustamante, Henning Tiemeier, Andres Metspalu, Peter K Joshi, James F Wilsonx, Judith Reina-Castillón, Jean Shin, Zdenka Pausova, Tomáš Paus, Jordi Sunyer, Luis A Pérez-Jurado, Juan R González
The chromosome bands 15q24.1-15q24.3 contain a complex region with numerous segmental duplications that predispose to regional microduplications and microdeletions, both of which have been linked to intellectual disability, speech delay and autistic features. The region may also harbour common inversion polymorphisms whose functional and phenotypic manifestations are unknown. Using single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data, we detected four large contiguous haplotype-genotypes at 15q24 with Mendelian inheritance in 2,562 trios, African origin, high population stratification and reduced recombination rates...
2016: PloS One
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