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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223177/well-being-and-distress-of-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-comparative-investigation
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Francesca Vescovelli, Daniele Sarti, Chiara Ruini
BACKGROUND: Psychological resources, such as psychological well-being (PWB) and life satisfaction (LS) can aid individuals suffering from chronic illnesses to cope with their illness. The aim of this study was to investigate PWB, LS, quality of life (QoL), and distress in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and to compare them with healthy controls. METHODS: One hundred and thirteen individuals were recruited. Fifty of the participants suffered from PD, while 53 individuals reported other non-neurological diseases...
December 10, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223173/the-worried-well-characteristics-of-cognitively-normal-patients-presenting-to-a-rural-and-remote-memory-clinic
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Ryan Verity, Andrew Kirk, Megan E O'Connell, Chandima Karunanayake, Debra G Morgan
INTRODUCTION: In an effort to better understand why cognitively normal patients were referred to a memory clinic, we sought to identify features of "worried well" patients to better identify those more likely to be cognitively normal. METHODS: In total, 375 consecutive patients referred by primary care practitioners to a Rural and Remote Memory Clinic were categorized into two groups based on their neurologic diagnosis, "worried well" (cognitively normal, N=81) or "other" (patients with any neurologic diagnosis, N=294)...
December 10, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222905/premorbid-dietary-intake-of-protein-is-associated-with-early-outcomes-but-not-with-severity-of-ischemic-stroke
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Minhui Dai, Ling Tian, Wenjie Zi, Biyang Cai, Lulu Xiao, Keting Liu, Shuyu Zhou, Zhizhong Zhang, Wusheng Zhu, Fang Yang, Xinfeng Liu, Gelin Xu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dietary protein intake has been associated with reduced risk of stroke. This study aimed to examine the relationship between premorbid dietary intake of protein and both stroke severity and neurological outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Consecutive patients with first-ever ischemic stroke in Jinling Hospital were screened for eligibility of participation. A validated foodfrequency questionnaire (FFQ) was performed to collect necessary data for calculating pre-stroke dietary intakes...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222530/seizure-rates-in-enzalutamide-treated-men-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-and-risk-of-seizure-the-upward-study
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Susan Slovin, William Clark, Joan Carles, Andrew Krivoshik, Jung Wook Park, Fong Wang, Daniel George
Importance: The androgen receptor inhibitor enzalutamide prolongs survival in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). In controlled clinical studies, 0.5% (10 of 2051) of patients experienced seizure, but patients with a history of or risk factors for seizure were excluded. Men with mCRPC and seizure risk factors have an estimated seizure rate of 2.8 per 100 patient-years without enzalutamide exposure. Objective: To assess seizure incidence in patients with seizure risk factors who were receiving enzalutamide for mCRPC...
December 7, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219759/does-the-obesity-paradox-predict-functional-outcome-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Neha S Dangayach, Harpreet Singh Grewal, Gian Marco De Marchis, Roberta K Sefcik, Rachel Bruce, Aarti Chhatlani, E Sander Connolly, M Cristina Falo, Sachin Agarwal, Jan Claassen, J Michael Schmidt, Stephan A Mayer
OBJECTIVE Being overweight or mildly obese has been associated with a decreased risk of death or hospitalization in patients with cardiovascular disease. Similarly, overweight patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) have improved survival up to 1 year after admission. These counterintuitive observations are examples of the "obesity paradox." Does the obesity paradox exist in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH)? In this study the authors examined whether there was an association between obesity and functional outcome in patients with ICH...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218822/european-academy-of-neurology-european-stroke-organisation-consensus-statement-and-practical-guidance-for-pre-hospital-management-of-stroke
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A Kobayashi, A Czlonkowska, G A Ford, A C Fonseca, G J Luijckx, J Korv, N Pérez de la Ossa, C Price, D Russell, A Tsiskaridze, M Messmer-Wullen, J De Keyser
Reduction of delay between onset and hospital arrival and adequate pre-hospital care of persons with acute stroke are important for improving chances of a favorable outcome. The objective is to recommend evidence-based practices for the management of patients with suspected stroke in the pre-hospital setting. The GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation) methodology was used to define the key clinical questions. An expert panel then reviewed the literature, established the quality of the evidence, and made recommendations...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218677/40%C3%A2-hz-auditory-steady-state-response-the-impact-of-handedness-and-gender
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Sigita Melynyte, Evaldas Pipinis, Vaida Genyte, Aleksandras Voicikas, Tonia Rihs, Inga Griskova-Bulanova
The 40 Hz auditory steady-state response (ASSR) is a periodic response to a periodic stimulation. Its sources are located in the primary auditory cortex and the asymmetry of the planum temporale has previously been associated with hand preference and gender-related differences; thus subject's handedness and gender could potentially influence ASSRs. Nevertheless, electrophysiological studies of ASSRs are mainly dominated by right-handed participants and the observed findings can only be generalized to the right-handed populations...
December 7, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218128/neurobrucellosis-presenting-as-pseudotumor-cerebri-first-report-from-oman
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Padam P Sharma, Mangudi V Murali, Tahsin Hamdi
A ten-year-old boy presented to the hospital with body ache and joint pains for two months and headache, vomiting, and skin rash for three days. He was drowsy and lethargic at admission. Physical examination revealed bilateral papilledema. There were no cranial nerve involvement, neuromotor deficit, or signs of meningeal irritation. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain did not reveal any evidence of cerebral edema or space occupying lesion. In view of the high endemicity of brucellosis in the area, Brucella agglutination test (BAT) was done at the time of admission and was negative...
November 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216914/rasch-analysis-of-the-participation-scale-p-scale-usefulness-of-the-p-scale-to-a-rehabilitation-services-network
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Mariana Angélica Peixoto Souza, Wendy Jane Coster, Marisa Cotta Mancini, Fabiana Caetano Martins Silva Dutra, Jessica Kramer, Rosana Ferreira Sampaio
BACKGROUND: A person's participation is acknowledged as an important outcome of the rehabilitation process. The Participation Scale (P-Scale) is an instrument that was designed to assess the participation of individuals with a health condition or disability. The scale was developed in an effort to better describe the participation of people living in middle-income and low-income countries. The aim of this study was to use Rasch analysis to examine whether the Participation Scale is suitable to assess the perceived ability to take part in participation situations by patients with diverse levels of function...
December 8, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216908/clinical-and-neuropathological-features-of-als-ftd-with-tia1-mutations
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Veronica Hirsch-Reinshagen, Cyril Pottier, Alexandra M Nicholson, Matt Baker, Ging-Yuek R Hsiung, Charles Krieger, Pheth Sengdy, Kevin B Boylan, Dennis W Dickson, Marsel Mesulam, Sandra Weintraub, Eileen Bigio, Lorne Zinman, Julia Keith, Ekaterina Rogaeva, Sasha A Zivkovic, David Lacomis, J Paul Taylor, Rosa Rademakers, Ian R A Mackenzie
Mutations in the stress granule protein T-cell restricted intracellular antigen 1 (TIA1) were recently shown to cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) with or without frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Here, we provide detailed clinical and neuropathological descriptions of nine cases with TIA1 mutations, together with comparisons to sporadic ALS (sALS) and ALS due to repeat expansions in C9orf72 (C9orf72+). All nine patients with confirmed mutations in TIA1 were female. The clinical phenotype was heterogeneous with a range in the age at onset from late twenties to the eighth decade (mean = 60 years) and disease duration from one to 6 years (mean = 3 years)...
December 7, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216828/factors-necessary-for-independent-walking-in-patients-with-thalamic-hemorrhage
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Shigenori Hiraoka, Shinichiro Maeshima, Hideto Okazaki, Hirokazu Hori, Shinichiro Tanaka, Sayaka Okamoto, Reisuke Funahashi, Kei Yagihashi, Ikuko Fuse, Naoki Asano, Shigeru Sonoda
BACKGROUND: Thalamic hemorrhages cause motor paralysis, sensory impairment, and cognitive dysfunctions, all of which may significantly affect walking independence. We examined the factors related to independent walking in patients with thalamic hemorrhage who were admitted to a rehabilitation hospital. METHODS: We evaluated 128 patients with thalamic hemorrhage (75 men and 53 women; age range, 40-93 years) who were admitted to our rehabilitation hospital. The mean duration from symptom onset to rehabilitation hospital admission was 27...
December 8, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216762/protective-effect-of-astaxanthin-on-acute-cerebral-infarction-in-rats
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Yu Nai, Hong Liu, Xizhuang Bi, Hongyu Gao, Chao Ren
The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of astaxanthin and its possible mechanisms on acute cerebral infarction (ACI) in rat model. Male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into sham group, model group, and astaxanthin-treated groups (20, 40, and 80 mg/kg). Neurological examination, the ratio of cerebral edema, and histopathology changes were assessed. Moreover, some oxidative stress markers were obtained for biochemical analysis, and the expression of neurotrophic factors gene was detected by real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) method...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214153/alzheimer-s-disease-diagnosis-discrepancy-between-clinical-neuroimaging-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-biomarkers-criteria-in-an-italian-cohort-of-geriatric-outpatients-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Giulia A M Dolci, Sarah Damanti, Valeria Scortichini, Alessandro Galli, Paolo D Rossi, Carlo Abbate, Beatrice Arosio, Daniela Mari, Andrea Arighi, Giorgio G Fumagalli, Elio Scarpini, Silvia Inglese, Maura Marcucci
Background: The role of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers, and neuroimaging in the diagnostic process of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is not clear, in particular in the older patients. Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the clinical diagnosis of AD with CSF biomarkers and with cerebrovascular damage at neuroimaging in a cohort of geriatric patients. Methods: Retrospective analysis of medical records of ≥65-year-old patients with cognitive impairment referred to an Italian geriatric outpatient clinic, for whom the CSF concentration of amyloid-β (Aβ), total Tau (Tau), and phosphorylated Tau (p-Tau) was available...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214122/peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors-of-the-upper-extremity-and-hand-in-patients-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-topography-of-tumors-and-evaluation-of-surgical-treatment-in-62-patients
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Reinhard E Friedrich, Caroline Diekmeier
Objective: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant tumor predisposition syndrome with a tendency to develop peripheral nerve sheath tumors (PNST). Plexiform neurofibromas (PNF) are detected in a high proportion of affected patients. The tumors can lead to severe disfigurement and are classified as precancerous. This study examines the surgical procedures that have been performed on large PNST of the upper limb and hand, and investigates whether a specific distribution pattern of the tumors can be detected in surgically treated cases...
2017: GMS Interdisciplinary Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery DGPW
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213173/spine-pathology-in-a-girl-with-upper-limb-pain-a-co-incidence-or-a-causal-relationship
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Maria Gogou, Martha Spilioti, Despoina Tramma, Efimia Papadopoulou-Alataki, Athanasios Evangeliou
A 10-year-old girl was admitted to the Emergency Department due to a history of intermittent pain located in the left radiocarpal joint for a month, as well as in the interphalangeal joints of the left hand without any additional symptoms. Clinical examination revealed mild sensory deficits and diminished muscle strength of the left upper limb without any other pathologic findings. A Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan of the brain and spinal cord was performed, which confirmed a diagnosis of thoracic syringomyelia...
2017: Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212830/multicenter-evaluation-of-neurofilaments-in-early-symptom-onset-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Emily Feneberg, Patrick Oeckl, Petra Steinacker, Federico Verde, Christian Barro, Philip Van Damme, Elizabeth Gray, Julian Grosskreutz, Claude Jardel, Jens Kuhle, Sonja Koerner, Foudil Lamari, Maria Del Mar Amador, Benjamin Mayer, Claudia Morelli, Petra Muckova, Susanne Petri, Koen Poesen, Joost Raaphorst, François Salachas, Vincenzo Silani, Beatrice Stubendorff, Martin R Turner, Marcel M Verbeek, Jochen H Weishaupt, Patrick Weydt, Albert C Ludolph, Markus Otto
OBJECTIVE: To examine neurofilament (Nf) concentrations according to symptom onset and clinical diagnostic certainty categories of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS: We measured Nf light chain (NfL) and phosphorylated Nf heavy chain (pNfH) CSF and NfL serum levels in patients with ALS with first symptom onset ≤6 months (n = 54) or >6 months (n = 135) from sampling, and patients with other neurologic diseases, differential diagnoses of a motor neuron disease (MND mimics), and other MND variants to determine the diagnostic accuracy in patients with ALS with early symptom onset...
December 6, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212508/health-related-quality-of-life-among-adults-with-diverse-rare-disorders
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Kathleen R Bogart, Veronica L Irvin
BACKGROUND: Twenty-five to 30 million Americans live with a rare disease (RD) and share challenges unique to RD. The majority of research on RDs has focused on etiology, treatment and care, while the limited health-related quality of life (HRQL) research has been restricted to single RDs, small samples, or non-validated measures. This study reports HRQL among adults with diverse RDs, and compares their scores to those of the U.S. population and people with common chronic health conditions...
December 7, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212271/inhibition-of-astrocytic-activity-alleviates-sequela-in-acute-stages-of-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Cheng-Di Chiu, Nai-Wei Yao, Jeng-Hung Guo, Chiung-Chyi Shen, Hsu-Tung Lee, You-Pen Chiu, Hui-Ru Ji, Xianxiu Chen, Chun-Chung Chen, Chen Chang
Neurological deterioration of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) mostly occurs within the first 24 hours. Together with the microglia/macrophages (MMΦ), astrocytes are important cell population responsible for many brain injuries but rarely being highlighted in acute stage of ICH. In present study, we induced rats ICH either by collagenase or autologous blood injection. Experimental groups were classified as vehicle or Ethyl-1-(4-(2,3,3-trichloroacrylamide)phenyl)-5-(trifluoromethyl)-1H-pyrazole-4-carboxylate (Pyr3) treatment group (n = 9, each group)...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211360/cerebral-venous-thrombosis-as-a-diagnostic-challenge-clinical-and-radiological-correlation-based-on-the-retrospective-analysis-of-own-cases
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Anna Zimny, Edyta Dziadkowiak, Joanna Bladowska, Justyna Chojdak-Łukasiewicz, Aleksandra Loster-Niewińska, Marek Sąsiadek, Bogusław Paradowski
BACKGROUND: Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a rare condition which constitutes 0.5-1% of all strokes. The clinical and radiological picture of CVT is non-specific and can mimic other disorders. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to retrospectively evaluate and correlate clinical and radiological symptoms presented by patients with CVT, both in the initial and follow-up neurological and neuroimaging examinations, with a special emphasis on diagnostic difficulties...
October 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211243/evidence-of-hidden-leprosy-in-a-supposedly-low-endemic-area-of-brazil
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Fred Bernardes, Natália Aparecida de Paula, Marcel Nani Leite, Thania Loyola Cordeiro Abi-Rached, Sebastian Vernal, Moises Batista da Silva, Josafá Gonçalves Barreto, John Stewart Spencer, Marco Andrey Cipriani Frade
OBJECTIVES: Show that hidden endemic leprosy exists in a municipality of inner São Paulo state (Brazil) with active surveillance actions based on clinical and immunological evaluations. METHODS: The study sample was composed by people randomly selected by a dermatologist during medical care in the public emergency department and by active surveillance carried out during two days at a mobile clinic. All subjects received a dermato-neurological examination and blood sampling to determine anti-PGL-I antibody titers by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
December 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
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