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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050391/psychogenic-amnesia-syndromes-outcome-and-patterns-of-retrograde-amnesia
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Neil A Harrison, Kate Johnston, Federica Corno, Sarah J Casey, Kimberley Friedner, Kate Humphreys, Eli J Jaldow, Mervi Pitkanen, Michael D Kopelman
There are very few case series of patients with acute psychogenic memory loss (also known as dissociative/functional amnesia), and still fewer studies of outcome, or comparisons with neurological memory-disordered patients. Consequently, the literature on psychogenic amnesia is somewhat fragmented and offers little prognostic value for individual patients. In the present study, we reviewed the case records and neuropsychological findings in 53 psychogenic amnesia cases (ratio of 3:1, males:females), in comparison with 21 consecutively recruited neurological memory-disordered patients and 14 healthy control subjects...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050157/-observation-of-clinical-and-electrophysiological-features-in-patients-with-distal-myasthenia-gravis
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F Jian, H B Wang, N Chen, S Yang, Y Liu, Y Z Zhao, L Zhang, H Pan, X H Zhang
Objective: To explore the clinical and electrophysiological features and prognosis of distal myasthenia gravis (MG). Methods: Data of MG patients in Beijing Tiantan Hospital from October 2016 to March 2017 were reviewed, including thorough neurological examinations, nerve conduction studies, repetitive nerve stimulations (RNS) and needle electromyographies. Distal MG patients were included and were analyzed as to their clinical and electrophysiological features and response to treatments. Results: Four patients (7...
October 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049087/raising-mean-arterial-pressure-alone-restores-20-of-intraoperative-neuromonitoring-losses
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Joshua Yang, David L Skaggs, Priscella Chan, Suken A Shah, Michael G Vitale, Geraldine Neiss, Nicholas Feinberg, Lindsay M Andras
STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter prospective. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of intraoperative interventions in restoring intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) signals in pediatric spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: No prior studies have prospectively examined the rate of return of IONM signals by increasing blood pressure (BP) alone. METHODS: Patients undergoing posterior spinal deformity surgery were enrolled at their preoperative appointment...
October 18, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048273/chiari-1000-registry-project-assessment-of-surgical-outcome-on-self-focused-attention-pain-and-delayed-recall
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P A Allen, D Delahanty, K P Kaut, X Li, M Garcia, J R Houston, D M Tokar, F Loth, J Maleki, S Vorster, M G Luciano
BACKGROUND: Prior research has typically found a negative relationship between chronic pain and memory, and we examined whether cognitive control processes (e.g. reflection and rumination) moderated this relationship in individuals with Chiari malformation Type I (CM). CM is a neurological condition in which the cerebellar tonsils descend into the medullary and upper cervical spine regions potentially resulting in severe headaches and neck pain. METHODS: CM patients who had (n = 341) and had not (n = 297) undergone decompression surgery completed the McGill Pain Questionnaire-Short Form-Revised (SF-MPQ-2), the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT), and the Rumination-Reflection Questionnaire (RRQ)...
October 19, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048255/quality-of-life-in-patients-with-unilateral-vestibular-schwannoma-on-wait-and-see-strategy
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P C Klersy, F Arlt, M Hofer, J Meixensberger
OBJECTIVE: A 'wait and see' strategy is an option when managing patients with small vestibular schwannomas (VS). A risk of growth and worsening of hearing may influence a patient's daily quality of life (QOL). Therefore, the present study focused on QOL parameters in patients who are on a 'wait and see' strategy following magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based diagnosis of small unilateral VS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty-five patients (mean age 64.4 years; male:female, 32:33) who suffered from a small unilateral VS (9...
October 19, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048243/mithramycin-a-improves-functional-recovery-by-inhibiting-bscb-disruption-and-hemorrhage-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Jee Youn Lee, Hye Y Choi, Chan S Park, Bong G Ju, Tae Y Yune
After spinal cord injury (SCI), blood spinal cord barrier (BSCB) disruption and progressive hemorrhage lead to secondary injury, subsequent apoptosis and/or necrosis of neuron and glia, causing permanent neurological deficits. Growing evidences indicate that mithramycin A (MA), an anticancer drug, has neuroprotective effects in ischemic brain injury and Huntington's disease. However, the precise mechanism underlying its protective effects is largely unknown. Here, we examined the effect of MA on BSCB breakdown and hemorrhage as well as subsequent inflammation after SCI...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047318/spontaneous-spinal-epidural-hemorrhage-following-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-resulting-in-paraplegia-a-case-report
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Nazia Dildar, Saeed Bin Ayaz, Muhammad Omer Aamir, Nadeem Ahmad
CONTEXT: Spontaneous spinal epidural hemorrhage (SSEH) mostly presents as low back pain with or without a radiculopathy, and rarely with paraplegia or tetraplegia depending on the site and severity of spinal cord compression. We present here a case who had anemia and developed paraplegia following disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) due to a transfusion reaction. FINDINGS: A 65-year-old lady presented with sudden onset chest pain radiating to nape of the neck followed by loss of sensations and power in legs few hours after a blood transfusion...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047014/a-callosal-catastrophe-toxic-leukoencephalopathy-associated-with-thermogenic-weight-loss-supplement-use
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Zakraus K Mahdavi, Ram Narayan, Shraddha Mainali, Benjamin M Greenberg, Venkatesh Aiyagari, David L McDonagh
BACKGROUND: The use of weight loss drugs and dietary supplements is common, but safety profiles for these drugs are largely unknown. Reports of toxicity have been published, and the use of these agents should be considered in clinical differential diagnoses. METHODS: We report the case of a patient with toxic leukoencephalopathy and hyponatremia associated with oral consumption of a thermogenic dietary supplement and essential oils. RESULTS: A 30-year-old woman presented after 2 days of headache, blurred vision, photophobia, vomiting, and hand spasms...
October 18, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046700/cerebral-ischemic-injury-decreases-%C3%AE-synuclein-expression-in-brain-tissue-and-glutamate-exposed-ht22-cells
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Phil-Ok Koh
α-Synuclein is abundantly expressed in neuronal tissue, plays an essential role in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders, and exerts a neuroprotective effect against oxidative stress. Cerebral ischemia causes severe neurological disorders and neuronal dysfunction. In this study, we examined α-synuclein expression in middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)-induced cerebral ischemic injury and neuronal cells damaged by glutamate treatment. MCAO surgical operation was performed on male Sprague-Dawley rats, and brain samples were isolated 24 hours after MCAO...
September 2017: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046648/the-relationships-among-tryptophan-kynurenine-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-depression-and-neuropsychological-performance
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Knut A Hestad, Knut Engedal, Jon E Whist, Per G Farup
It has been suggested that the metabolic enzyme indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) is a biological mediator of inflammation related to the psychopathology of depression, with a Kynurenine (KYN) increase in the Tryptophan (TRP) metabolic pathway, resulting in reduced Serotonin. In this study, we examined KYN, TRP, and the ratio of KYN to TRP concentrations × 10(3) (KT Ratio) in serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in (a) a group of depressed patients and (b) a control group of patients referred to a neurologic outpatient clinic for whom no specific diagnosis could be established...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046472/-surgical-treatment-of-a-giant-olfactory-groove-schwannoma-a-case-report
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Takashi Fujii, Naoki Otani, Kazuma Doi, Masataka Miyama, Yohei Otsuka, Takashi Matsumoto, Toru Yoshiura, Satoru Takeuchi, Satoshi Tomura, Arata Tomiyama, Terushige Toyooka, Kojiro Wada, Kentaro Mori
Schwannomas originating from the olfactory nerve are extremely rare because the olfactory nerve does not normally contain Schwann cells. We describe a case of a giant schwannoma of the olfactory groove. A 73-year-old woman presented with anosmia persisting for 10 months. Head computed tomography(CT)for head trauma at another hospital demonstrated a tumor lesion located in the left frontal lobe and paranasal sinus. She had never suffered epilepsy, and past medical history and family history identified no indicators...
October 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045967/-early-surgical-treatment-of-multi-segmet-intramedullary-cervical-spinal-cord-ependymoma
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C C Ma, G Z Lin, Z Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the early clinical treatment and prognosis of multi-segment intramedullary cervical ependymoma. METHODS: Twenty patients with multi-segment (more than 3 segments) intramedullary spinal ependymoma (McCormic grade I) were microsurgically treated with assistance of intraoperative neuroelectrophysiological monitoring. None of them received postoperative radiotherapy. Preoperatively all the patients underwent MRI examination and their neurologically function was assessed by McCormic classification method...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045576/activation-of-cannabinoid-receptor-1-is-involved-in-protection-against-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-cerebral-ischaemic-tolerance-induced-by-isoflurane-preconditioning
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M Cai, Q Yang, G Li, S Sun, Y Chen, L Tian, H Dong
Background: Isoflurane preconditioning (IPC) induces cerebral ischaemic tolerance, but the mechanism remains poorly understood. The aim of this study was to determine changes in mitochondrial function in the brain after IPC, and whether the cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1R) could be involved in the mechanism of mitochondrial protection mediated by IPC. Methods: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were pretreated with isoflurane 2% for 1 h day-1, for 5 days consecutively, and then subjected to 120 min right middle cerebral artery occlusion...
October 13, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045480/quantitative-assessment-of-finger-motor-performance-normative-data
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Alessio Signori, Maria Pia Sormani, Irene Schiavetti, Ambra Bisio, Marco Bove, Laura Bonzano
BACKGROUND: Finger opposition movements are the basis of many daily living activities and are essential in general for manipulating objects; an engineered glove quantitatively assessing motor performance during sequences of finger opposition movements has been shown to be useful to provide reliable measures of finger motor impairment, even subtle, in subjects affected by neurological diseases. However, the obtained behavioral parameters lack published reference values. OBJECTIVE: To determine mean values for different motor behavioral parameters describing the strategy adopted by healthy people in performing repeated sequences of finger opposition movements, examining associations with gender and age...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043378/-neurogenic-myopathies-and-imaging-of-muscle-denervation
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M Wolf, C Wolf, M-A Weber
CLINICAL ISSUE: Neurogenic myopathies are primary diseases of the nervous system, which secondarily result in denervation of the target musculature. The spectrum of potential causes is manifold ranging from acute traumatic injuries and chronic compression to neurodegenerative, inflammatory, metabolic and neoplastic processes. STANDARD DIAGNOSTIC METHODS: The medical history, clinical neurological examination, and electrophysiological tests including electromyography and nerve conduction studies are crucial in diagnosing neuropathic myopathies...
October 17, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043143/focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-associated-with-mitochondrial-disease
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Kenneth Lim, David Steele, Andrew Fenves, Ravi Thadhani, Eliot Heher, Amel Karaa
Primary mitochondrial diseases (MD) are complex, heterogeneous inherited diseases caused by mutations in either the mitochondrial or nuclear DNA. Glomerular diseases in MD have been reported with tRNA mutation m.3243A>G causing a syndrome of mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS). We describe here a case of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) associated with a new tRNA mutation site. A 34-year-old man with a history of living related kidney transplantation, diabetes, hearing loss, and developmental delay presented to the outpatient clinic with complaints of new behavioral difficulties, worsening symptoms, and brain involvement on imaging...
2017: Clin Nephrol Case Stud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042907/effects-of-puerarin-combined-with-conventional-therapy-on-ischemic-stroke
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Min Yuan, Guijiang Liu, Xiuqi Zheng, Pei Li, Jinghua Liu, Sujie Wang, Yibin Cao
This study evaluated the use of conventional therapy combined with puerarin on ischemic stroke. Eighty patients with ischemic stroke admitted to Tangshan Gongren Hospital from March 2014 to September 2015 were randomly divided into two groups. The control group was treated with conventional therapy. The observation group was treated with an additional puerarin injection of 400 mg/day. The patients in both groups were examined for clinical neurological signs and symptoms. The levels of biochemical markers as well as changes in hemorheology were measured after the intervention and compared among the groups...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042895/no-association-between-the-polymorphism-rs6943555-in-the-auts2-gene-and-personality-traits-in-japanese-university-students
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Shin Narita, Kazutaka Ikeda, Daisuke Nishizawa, Eiji Yoshihara, Maki Numajiri, Yuuya Onozawa, Nobuyo Ohtani, Kazuhiko Iwahashi
OBJECTIVE: The autism susceptibility candidate 2 (AUTS2) gene has been implicated in multiple neurological disorders. Several recent studies have revealed that the polymorphism rs6943555 in the AUTS2 gene is broadly associated with human mental function and behavior. Therefore, in the present study we investigated whether the polymorphism rs6943555 is associated with human personality traits in Japanese university students. In addition, our previous study reported that the AUTS2 rs6943555-rs9886351 haplotype is associated with alcohol dependence...
September 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042333/postoperative-intravenous-acetaminophen-for-craniotomy-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Steven Greenberg, Glenn S Murphy, Michael J Avram, Torin Shear, Jessica Benson, Kruti N Parikh, Aashka Patel, Rebecca Newmark, Vimal Patel, Julian Bailes, Joseph W Szokol
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether opioids during the first 24 postoperative hours were significantly altered when receiving intravenous (IV) acetaminophen during that time compared to those receiving placebo (normal saline). METHODS: One hundred forty patients undergoing any craniotomy were randomly assigned to receive either 1g of IV acetaminophen or placebo upon surgical closure, and every six hours thereafter, up to 18 hours postoperatively. Analgesic requirements for the first 24 hours postoperatively were recorded...
October 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041878/-influence-of-sympathetic-denervation-of-the-renal-artery-on-the-level-of-arterial-blood-pressure-cerebral-blood-flow-and-cognitive-function-in-patients-with-resistant-arterial-hypertension
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Y N Efimova, A V Lichikaki, B Y Lishmanov
PURPOSE: To study the effect of radiofrequency ablation of renal arteries on regional cerebral blood flow and cognitive function in patients with resistant arterial hypertension (AH). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Transcatheter renal denervation (TRD) was performed in 17 patients with resistant AH. Examination before and after TRD included SPECT with mTc-HMPAO, 24-hours blood pressure (BP) monitoring, and comprehensive neuropsychological testing. Fifteen patients without angiographic signs of carotid atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease and AH, neurological and psychiatric disorders were investigated as control group...
July 2017: Kardiologiia
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