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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320161/circulating-autoantibodies-against-the-nr2-peptide-of-the-nmda-receptor-are-associated-with-subclinical-brain-damage-in-hypertensive-patients-with-other-pre-existing-conditions-for-vascular-risk
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S González-García, A González-Quevedo, Z Hernandez-Diaz, L Alvarez Camino, M Peña-Sanchez, A Cordero-Eiriz, M Brown, J A Gaya, M Betancourt-Losa, I Fernandez-Almirall, M C Menendez-Sainz, R Fernandez-Carriera
Arterial hypertension (HT) and other vascular pre-existing conditions (PEC) generate asymptomatic brain damage which increases the occurrence of stroke and cognitive decline. The aim of this work was to explore if serum antibodies against the NR2 subunit of the NMDA receptor (NR2Ab) could predict subclinical brain damage (SBD) in hypertensive patients with PEC. Forty seven neurologically asymptomatic hypertensive subjects were classified according to the number of PEC (retinopathy, overweight/obesity, diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia)...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320144/magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-clinical-findings-in-adults-with-tick-borne-encephalitis
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Alexander Pichler, Johann Sellner, Gayane Harutyunyan, Astrid Sonnleitner, Daniela Sabine Klobassa, Juan-Jose Archelos-Garcia, Hannah Rock, Thomas Gattringer, Franz Fazekas
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is often performed for differential diagnosis, but only a few reports on the morphologic changes in TBE patients and their relation to the disease severity exist. METHODS: We retrospectively searched for all TBE patients who were admitted to the Departments of Neurology of the Medical University of Graz (Austria) and the Paracelsus Medical University of Salzburg (Austria) between 2003 and 2014...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319156/differential-impact-of-serum-total-bilirubin-level-on-cerebral-atherosclerosis-and-cerebral-small-vessel-disease
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Jonguk Kim, Seung-Jae Yoon, Min-Hee Woo, Sang-Heum Kim, Nam-Keun Kim, Jinkwon Kim, Ok-Joon Kim, Seung-Hun Oh
BACKGROUND: A low serum total bilirubin (T-bil) level is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. However, the differential impact of the serum T-bil level on cerebral atherosclerosis and cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is still unclear. METHODS: We evaluated serum T-bil levels from 1,128 neurologically healthy subjects. Indices of cerebral atherosclerosis (extracranial arterial stenosis [ECAS] and intracranial arterial stenosis [ICAS]), and indices of SVD (silent lacunar infarct [SLI], and moderate-to-severe white matter hyperintensities [msWMH]) were evaluated by the use of brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MR angiography...
2017: PloS One
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/28318355/dementia-incidence-and-predictors-in-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-patients-without-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Li Xiong, Gregoire Boulouis, Andreas Charidimou, Duangnapa Roongpiboonsopit, Michael J Jessel, Marco Pasi, Yael D Reijmer, Panagiotis Fotiadis, Alison Ayres, Emily Merrill, Kristin Schwab, Deborah Blacker, M Edip Gurol, Steven M Greenberg, Anand Viswanathan
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is a common cause of cognitive impairment in older individuals. This study aimed to investigate predictors of dementia in CAA patients without intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). A total of 158 non-demented patients from the Stroke Service or the Memory Clinic who met the modified Boston Criteria for probable CAA were included. At baseline, neuroimaging markers, including lobar microbleeds (cerebral microbleeds (CMBs)), white matter hyperintensities (WMH), cortical superficial siderosis (cSS), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-visible centrum semiovale perivascular spaces (CSO-PVS), lacunes, and medial temporal atrophy (MTA) were assessed...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316994/multiple-factors-involved-in-the-pathogenesis-of-white-matter-lesions
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REVIEW
Jing Lin, Dilong Wang, Linfang Lan, Yuhua Fan
White matter lesions (WMLs), also known as leukoaraiosis (LA) or white matter hyperintensities (WMHs), are characterized mainly by hyperintensities on T2-weighted or fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) images. With the aging of the population and the development of imaging technology, the morbidity and diagnostic rates of WMLs are increasing annually. WMLs are not a benign process. They clinically manifest as cognitive decline and the subsequent development of dementia. Although WMLs are important, their pathogenesis is still unclear...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315460/classification-and-characterization-of-periventricular-and-deep-white-matter-hyperintensities-on-mri-a-study-in-older-adults
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REVIEW
Ludovica Griffanti, Mark Jenkinson, Sana Suri, X X, Abda Mahmood, Nicola Filippini, Claire E Sexton, Anya Topiwala, Charlotte Allan, Mika Kivimäki, Archana Singh-Manoux, Klaus P Ebmeier, Clare E Mackay, Giovanna Zamboni
White matter hyperintensities (WMH) are frequently divided into periventricular (PWMH) and deep (DWMH), and the two classes have been associated with different cognitive, microstructural, and clinical correlates. However, although this distinction is widely used in visual ratings scales, how to best anatomically define the two classes is still disputed. In fact, the methods used to define PWMH and DWMH vary significantly between studies, making results difficult to compare. The purpose of this study was twofold: first, to compare four current criteria used to define PWMH and DWMH in a cohort of healthy older adults (mean age: 69...
March 14, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302660/rhabdomyolysis-induced-compartment-syndrome-secondary-to-atorvastatin-and-strenuous-exercise
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Louise Dunphy, Rossel Morhij, Sarah Tucker
A 50-year-old male UK resident with a history of hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia presented to the emergency department with a 48-hour history of sudden onset bilateral thigh swelling and pain unrelieved by regular analgesia. 3 days prior to presentation, he performed a vigorous workout in the gym. His medications included ramipril 5 mg once daily and atorvastatin 20 mg at night time. He was a non-smoker and did not consume alcohol. He reported no known drug allergies. Physical examination confirmed bilateral swollen thighs, with no overlying skin changes, clinically suggestive of compartment syndrome...
March 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302006/transplantation-for-large-liver-tumors-in-the-setting-of-abernethy-malformation
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İlgin Özden, Ayşen Yavru, Mine Güllüoğlu, Aydin Alper, Orhan Bilge, Serdar Cantez, Özlem Durmaz
In this study, we report our experiences on the role of transplantation in 2 patients with large liver tumors in the setting of Abernethy malformation. Patient 1 was a 17-year-old boy who was referred for hepatic masses and recurrent hepatic encephalopathy episodes. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed 2 large tumors (4 and 8 cm) in the liver. The portal vein drained directly into the vena cava. Core biopsy of the larger mass revealed fibrosis and regenerative hyperplasia. There were hyperintense signals in the T1-weighted images in the globus pallidus...
March 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298048/carotid-atherosclerotic-plaque-instability-and-cognition-determined-by-ultrasound-measured-plaque-strain-in-asymptomatic-patients-with-significant-stenosis
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Robert J Dempsey, Tomy Varghese, Daren C Jackson, Xiao Wang, Nirvedh H Meshram, Carol C Mitchell, Bruce P Hermann, Sterling C Johnson, Sara E Berman, Stephanie M Wilbrand
OBJECTIVE This article describes the use of ultrasound measurements of physical strain within carotid atherosclerotic plaques as a measure of instability and the potential for vascular cognitive decline, microemboli, and white matter changes. METHODS Asymptomatic patients with significant (> 60%) carotid artery stenosis were studied for dynamic measures of plaque instability, presence of microemboli, white matter changes, and vascular cognitive decline in comparison with normative controls and premorbid state...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291429/pathophysiological-consideration-of-medullary-streaks-on-flair-imaging-in-pediatric-moyamoya-disease
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Hime Suzuki, Takeshi Mikami, Tomoyoshi Kuribara, Kazuhisa Yoshifuji, Katsuya Komatsu, Yukinori Akiyama, Hirofumi Ohnishi, Kiyohiro Houkin, Nobuhiro Mikuni
OBJECTIVE Medullary streaks detected on fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) imaging have been considered to be reflected ischemic regions in pediatric moyamoya disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate these medullary streaks both clinically and radiologically and to discuss associated pathophysiological concerns. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed data from 14 consecutive pediatric patients with moyamoya disease treated between April 2009 and June 2016. Clinical and radiological features and postoperative imaging changes were analyzed...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290939/susceptibility-weighted-imaging-and-white-matter-abnormality-findings-in-service-members-with-persistent-cognitive-symptoms-following-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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David F Tate, Maria Gusman, Jonathan Kini, Matthew Reid, Carmen S Velez, Ann Marie Drennon, Douglas B Cooper, Jan E Kennedy, Amy O Bowles, Erin D Bigler, Jeffrey D Lewis, John Ritter, Gerald E York
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a major health concern among active duty service members and Veterans returning from combat operations, and it can result in variable clinical and cognitive outcomes. Identifying biomarkers that can improve diagnosis and prognostication has been at the forefront of recent research efforts. The purpose of this study was to compare the sensitivity and specificity of abnormalities identified using more traditional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences such as fluid attenuation inversion recovery (FLAIR) to more advanced MRI sequences such as susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) among a cohort of active duty service members experiencing persistent cognitive symptoms after mTBI...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289478/cerebral-white-matter-hyperintensities-on-mri-and-acceleration-of-epigenetic-aging-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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Abhay Raina, Xiaoping Zhao, Megan L Grove, Jan Bressler, Rebecca F Gottesman, Weihua Guan, James S Pankow, Eric Boerwinkle, Thomas H Mosley, Myriam Fornage
BACKGROUND: Cerebral white matter hyperintensities (WMH) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are part of the spectrum of brain vascular injury accompanying aging and are associated with a substantial risk of stroke and dementia. We investigated the association of cerebral WMH burden on MRI with a DNA methylation-based biomarker of aging, termed DNA methylation age acceleration, which represents the deviation of the DNA methylation-predicted age from the chronologic age. RESULTS: In this cross-sectional observational study of 713 African-American participants of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study, aged 51-73 years, estimates of predicted age were obtained based on two algorithms (Hannum et al...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287935/heterotopic-pancreas-histopathologic-features-imaging-findings-and-complications
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Maryam Rezvani, Christine Menias, Kumaresan Sandrasegaran, Jeffrey D Olpin, Khaled M Elsayes, Akram M Shaaban
Heterotopic pancreas is a congenital anomaly in which pancreatic tissue is anatomically separate from the main gland. The most common locations of this displacement include the upper gastrointestinal tract-specifically, the stomach, duodenum, and proximal jejunum. Less common sites are the esophagus, ileum, Meckel diverticulum, biliary tree, mesentery, and spleen. Uncomplicated heterotopic pancreas is typically asymptomatic, with the lesion being discovered incidentally during an unrelated surgery, during an imaging examination, or at autopsy...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285092/visceral-to-subcutaneous-fat-ratio-is-independently-related-to-small-and-large-cerebrovascular-lesions-even-in-healthy-subjects
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Satoshi Higuchi, Yusuke Kabeya, Kiyoe Kato
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The severity of obesity is evaluated by visceral-to-subcutaneous fat ratio (VS ratio), which may be useful for predicting atherosclerosis. However, it is unclear how VS ratio affects different types of cerebrovascular lesions. This study was conducted to evaluate the clinical impact of visceral fat accumulation on the cerebrovascular lesions. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 980 apparently healthy Japanese adults who underwent a health check-up program focused toward atherosclerosis, between 2011 and 2014...
March 2, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284332/confirmed-case-of-levamisole-associated-multifocal-inflammatory-leukoencephalopathy-in-a-cocaine-user
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Jeffrey R Vitt, Ethan G Brown, Daniel S Chow, S Andrew Josephson
Levamisole is a common adulterant in cocaine and has previously been associated with a variety of serious complications including multifocal inflammatory leukoencephalopathy (MIL). There have been several reports of MIL in patients taking cocaine and, though suspected, the presence of levamisole was not confirmed. We present a case of a 63-year-old woman presenting with stupor and spastic quadraparesis found to have urine positive for cocaine and levamisole. An MRI brain revealed innumerable FLAIR hyperintensities with restricted diffusion and incomplete ring-enhancement...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283726/magnetic-resonance-enterography-has-good-inter-rater-agreement-and-diagnostic-accuracy-for-detecting-inflammation-in-pediatric-crohn-disease
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Peter C Church, Mary-Louise C Greer, Ruth Cytter-Kuint, Andrea S Doria, Anne M Griffiths, Dan Turner, Thomas D Walters, Brian M Feldman
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) is increasingly relied upon for noninvasive assessment of intestinal inflammation in Crohn disease. However very few studies have examined the diagnostic accuracy of individual MRE signs in children. OBJECTIVE: We have created an MR-based multi-item measure of intestinal inflammation in children with Crohn disease - the Pediatric Inflammatory Crohn's MRE Index (PICMI). To inform item selection for this instrument, we explored the inter-rater agreement and diagnostic accuracy of individual MRE signs of inflammation in pediatric Crohn disease and compared our findings with the reference standards of the weighted Pediatric Crohn's Disease Activity Index (wPCDAI) and C-reactive protein (CRP)...
March 10, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282807/radiological-pathological-correlation-in-alzheimer-s-disease-systematic-review-of-antemortem-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings
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Caroline Dallaire-Théroux, Brandy L Callahan, Olivier Potvin, Stephan Saikali, Simon Duchesne
BACKGROUND: The standard method of ascertaining Alzheimer's disease (AD) remains postmortem assessment of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary degeneration. Vascular pathology, Lewy bodies, TDP-43, and hippocampal sclerosis are frequent comorbidities. There is therefore a need for biomarkers that can assess these etiologies and provide a diagnosis in vivo. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a systematic review of published radiological-pathological correlation studies to determine the relationship between antemortem magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and neuropathological findings in AD...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282640/longitudinal-segmentation-of-age-related-white-matter-hyperintensities
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Carole H Sudre, M Jorge Cardoso, Sebastien Ourselin
Although white matter hyperintensities evolve in the course of ageing, few solutions exist to consider the lesion segmentation problem longitudinally. Based on an existing automatic lesion segmentation algorithm, a longitudinal extension is proposed. For evaluation purposes, a longitudinal lesion simulator is created allowing for the comparison between the longitudinal and the cross-sectional version in various situations of lesion load progression. Finally, applied to clinical data, the proposed framework demonstrates an increased robustness compared to available cross-sectional methods and findings are aligned with previously reported clinical patterns...
February 24, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281424/a-review-of-patients-with-glutaric-aciduria-type-1-at-inkosi-albert-luthuli-central-hospital-durban-south-africa
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R Govender, A Mitha, L Mubaiwa
Glutaric aciduria type 1 (GA1) is an organic acidaemia. The objective of this study was to describe the profile of patients diagnosed with GA1 at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Durban, South Africa from 2007 to 2015. We identified 6 children (4 girls, 2 boys) in a retrospective review. The mean age at diagnosis was 12 months. Clinical findings on presentation were encephalopathic crises (n=4), hypotonia (n=4) and macrocephaly (n=5). Other complications included seizures (n=4), dystonia (n=3) and bulbar dysfunction (n=4)...
February 27, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
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