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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220397/neuron-specific-enolase-levels-as-a-marker-for-possible-neuronal-damage-in-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
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Yavuz Samancı, Bedia Samancı, Erdi Şahin, Güneş Altıokka-Uzun, Cem İsmail Küçükali, Erdem Tüzün, Betül Baykan
Although formerly considered as a "benign" disease, the presence of some important problems such as vision loss, resistance to appropriate medical treatment and relapses suggests that neuronal damage might play a role in the pathophysiology of IIH. In order to demonstrate possible neuronal damage/dysfunction participating in IIH pathophysiology, we aimed to investigate the relationship between serum neuron-specific enolase (NSE) levels and clinical features in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH)...
February 20, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219414/severe-skull-base-osteomyelitis-caused-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-with-successful-outcome-after-prolonged-outpatient-therapy-with-continuous-infusion-of-ceftazidime-and-oral-ciprofloxacin-a-case-report
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Cristina Conde-Díaz, Jara Llenas-García, Mónica Parra Grande, Gertrudis Terol Esclapez, Mar Masiá, Félix Gutiérrez
BACKGROUND: Skull base osteomyelitis is an uncommon disease that usually complicates a malignant external otitis with temporal bone involvement. It affects predominantly diabetic and immunocompromised males and has a high mortality rate. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the most common causative organism. Currently, there is no consensus about the best therapeutic option. Here we describe a case of severe skull base osteomyelitis caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa with progressive palsy of cranial nerves that was successfully managed with prolonged outpatient continuous infusion of ceftazidime plus oral ciprofloxacin...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215459/leptomeningeal-metastases-presenting-exclusively-with-ocular-disturbance-in-34-patients-a-tertiary-care-cancer-hospital-experience
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Rory Richard Mayer, Benjamin Jay Frankfort, Ben A Strickland, James Matthew Debnam, Ian E McCutcheon, Morris D Groves, Jeffrey S Weinberg
Leptomeningeal disease (LMD) represents disseminated intracranial metastatic disease that requires early detection and initiation of therapy. Patients with LMD typically present with a variety of neurologic problems, including ocular disturbances. However, little is reported on LMD presenting exclusively with ocular-related disturbances in the absence of any other central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction. Our goal was to describe the workup for ocular disturbances in the setting of known cancer diagnosis. Retrospective case study utilizing prospectively collected database at a tertiary cancer care center for all patients with diagnosis of LMD between 2001 and 2009...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163524/afebrile-seizures-as-initial-symptom-of-hypocalcemia-secondary-to-hypoparathyroidism
#4
Anastasia Gkampeta, Eftyxia Kouma, Anastasia Touliopoulou, Efstathios Aggelopoulos, Eleni Vourti
Hypocalcemia is rare in childhood and caused, among other conditions, by hypoparathyroidism. DiGeorge syndrome is the most common cause of hypoparathyroidism in childhood. Presentation of a rare cause of hypocalcemia in childhood and the necessity of measuring serum electrolyte levels in patients presenting with afebrile seizures. a 7.5-year-old female child presented with afebrile seizures lasting 5 min with postictal drowsiness. A similar episode 1 month ago is described. On admission, a positive Trousseau sign, papilledema, and long QTc on electrocardiography were detected...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163517/occipital-falcine-anaplastic-hemangiopericytoma-mimicking-meningioma
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Davendran Kanesen, Regunath Kandasamy, Zamzuri Idris
The rarity of hemangiopericytoma (HPC) and its controversial histological classification result in its frequent misdiagnosis and thus make the treatment quite challenging. It is often difficult to distinguish these tumors from meningiomas based on clinical features and radiological findings. This is a case report of a man, diagnosed clinically and radiologically as meningioma, which turned out to be anaplastic HPC on histological examination. A 30-year-old man presented with 3 months of progressively worsening of headache and blurring of vision...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162217/-clinical-experience-of-302-cases-with-brain-abscess
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X P Cui, X W Cai, Z Zhang, N N Gao, P R Liu, J Li, S Y Yang, J N Zhang, X Y Yang
Objective: To compare the diagnosis and treatment experience of brain abscesses and improve prognosis. Methods: The data of 302 patients of brain abscess at Department of Neurosurgery in Tianjin Medical University General Hospital from 1980 to 2014 was analyzed retrospectively. There were 215 male and 87 female patients aged from 11 to 82 years with mean age of (30±8) years. The patients was divided into 1980-2001 group and 2002-2014 group according to different diagnosis and the treatment methods. The therapy methods include operation and conservative treatment...
February 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144922/current-concepts-and-strategies-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-in-adults
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REVIEW
Jane W Chan
Since obesity has become an epidemic in industrialized nations, idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is now a more common neuro-ophthalmic disorder that causes visual loss and headaches. This review highlights the new diagnostic criteria for IIH and the new insights into the pathophysiologic mechanisms of IIH. Key diagnostic and monitoring techniques for papilledema include not only neuroimaging and the measurement of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure, but also perimetry, optical coherence tomography, and ocular sonography...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126073/-twin-peaks-papilledema
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David L Nash, Michael C Brodsky
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111734/-a-handl-case-with-papilledema-mimicking-transient-ischemic-attack
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İpek Güngör, Arman Çakar, Elif Kocasoy Orhan, Betül Baykan
The syndrome of transient headache and neurologic deficits with cerebrospinal fluid lymphocytosis (HaNDL), is a rare, benign, self-limiting syndrome that is not well known. Cerebrospinal fluid examination (CSF) on clinical suspicion has diagnostic value for this syndrome, which has a rich neurological symptomatology that can mimic many diseases causing mortality and morbidity. Although the ethiopathogenesis of this syndrome is not fully known, autoimmunity is thought to be in the foreground. Described in this article is a HaNDL case that on first clinic presentation appeared to be a transient ischemic attack (TIA) with temporary but recurring neurological findings and normal CSF pressure accompanied by papilledema...
October 2016: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108140/steroid-treatment-in-ocular-tuberculosis-a-double-edged-sword
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S Souissi, T David, L Beral
INTRODUCTION: We report the case of a Caribbean patient with an atypical presentation of bilateral tuberculous chorioretinopathy. PATIENT AND METHODS: A 57-year-old woman, with hypertension and non-insulin dependent diabetes, was referred to our center for a sudden loss of vision in the right eye to hand motions. Ophthalmic examination revealed only right papilledema. Brain magnetic resonance imaging was normal. Laboratory examination revealed no signs of inflammation...
January 17, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104417/the-longitudinal-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-trial-outcomes-from-months-6-12
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Michael Wall, Mark J Kupersmith, Matthew J Thurtell, Heather E Moss, Elizabeth Ann Moss, Peggy Auinger
PURPOSE: To determine whether the beneficial effects of acetazolamide (ACZ) in improving vision at 6 months continues to month 12 in participants of the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial (IIHTT). DESIGN: non-randomized clinical study METHODS: In the IIHTT, subjects were randomly assigned to placebo-plus-diet or maximally tolerated dosage of acetazolamide-plus-diet. At 6 months subjects transitioned from study drug to ACZ. This resulted in the following groups 1) ACZ to ACZ; n = 34; 2) placebo to ACZ; n = 35; 3) ACZ to no treatment; n = 16; and 4) placebo to no treatment; n = 11...
January 16, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040526/the-effect-of-treatment-of-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-on-prevalence-of-retinal-and-choroidal-folds
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Mark J Kupersmith, Patrick A Sibony, Steven E Feldon, Jui-Kai Wang, Mona Garvin, Randy Kardon
PURPOSE: We described 3 types of folds in the retina and a crease in the outer retina associated with papilledema due to idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) at presentation. We report the change in folds relative to treatment of IIH over the six months. Design/Study Subjects: Substudy of a randomized clinical trial. METHODS: Study eyes of subjects assigned to acetazolamide (ACZ, n=44) or placebo (PLB, n=43) had spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SDOCT) images of the optic disc and macula regions at baseline, 3 and 6 months...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017254/role-of-vitamin-a-metabolism-in-iih-results-from-the-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-treatment-trial
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J Libien, M J Kupersmith, W Blaner, M P McDermott, S Gao, Y Liu, J Corbett, M Wall
INTRODUCTION: Vitamin A and its metabolites (called retinoids) have been thought to play a role in the development of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). The IIH Treatment Trial (IIHTT) showed the efficacy of acetazolamide (ACZ) in improving visual field function, papilledema grade, quality of life and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure. We postulated that IIH patients would demonstrate elevated measures of vitamin A metabolites in the serum and CSF. METHODS: Comprehensive measures of serum vitamin A and its metabolites were obtained from 96 IIHTT subjects, randomly assigned to treatment with ACZ or placebo, and 25 controls with similar gender, age and body mass index (BMI)...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011351/intracranial-hypertension-secondary-to-high-dose-cytosine-arabinoside-a-case-study
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Z A Nurgat, H Alzahrani, M Lawrence, A Mannan, M Ashour, W Rasheed, M Aljurf
We report a rare case of intracranial hypertension following high dose cytosine arabinoside (HiDAC) in a 20-year-old man, with precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). A five drug induction protocol for ALL was initiated; post induction consolidation was with HiDAC (3 g/m(2) IV every 12 h on days 1, 3 and 5). Post consolidation, cytogenetic remission was attained and he received an intensification and maintenance regimen for ALL, for a period of approximately 24 months. Four months following the completion of his treatment, the patient relapsed within the central nervous system (CNS)...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009405/fulminant-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-and-venous-stasis-retinopathy-resulting-in-severe-bilateral-visual-impairment
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Alexander Voldman, Breanna Durbin, John Nguyen, Brian Ellis, Monique Leys
PURPOSE: To report a complicated case of fulminant idiopathic intracranial hypertension and concomitant venous stasis retinopathy leading to postpapilledema optic atrophy. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 34-year-old morbidly obese woman with a history of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) presented with a 1-month history of bilateral vision loss, diplopia, and left eye pain after being lost to follow-up for 6 years. Fundus examination revealed florid papilledema with venous tortuosity bilaterally...
December 6, 2016: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009240/venous-sinus-stenting-for-reduction-of-intracranial-pressure-in-iih-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Kenneth C Liu, Robert M Starke, Christopher R Durst, Tony R Wang, Dale Ding, R Webster Crowley, Steven A Newman
OBJECTIVE Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) may cause blindness due to elevated intracranial pressure (ICP). Venous sinus stenosis has been identified in select patients, leading to stenting as a potential treatment, but its effects on global ICP have not been completely defined. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the effects of venous sinus stenting on ICP in a small group of patients with IIH. METHODS Ten patients for whom medical therapy had failed were prospectively followed. Ophthalmological examinations were assessed, and patients with venous sinus stenosis on MR angiography proceeded to catheter angiography, venography with assessment of pressure gradient, and ICP monitoring...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998460/-treatment-of-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
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Y H Wang, J Ma, Y Zhong
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension(IIH) is a kind of diffuse brain swelling disease. Several causes could lead to IIH. Intracranial venous circulatory disturbance is more common. The clinical manifestations include intracranial pressure increased, headache and papilledema. Since IIH usually has serious impact on vision even blindness, the diagnosis and corresponding treatment are especially important. This review is to discuss the new insights on the therapeutic options of IIH, which cover medical treatment, weight-losing therapy, surgical treatment, interventional therapy and supportive treatment...
December 11, 2016: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974106/fulminant-bilateral-papilloedema-during-low-dose-steroid-taper-in-a-child-with-systemic-idiopathic-arthritis-treated-with-tocilizumab
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Lulu Burstzyn, Simon Levin, Brian Rotenberg, Tamara Van Hooren, Andrew Leung, Roberta Berard, Daniela S Ardelean
Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA) is one of the most severe forms of arthritis that affects children younger than 16 years of age at onset. SJIA often requires corticosteroids to control the inflammation. However, long-term corticosteroid use may have adverse effects, including intracranial hypertension (IH). Biologic therapies have been used as corticosteroid sparing agents. We report the first case of a child with steroid-dependent SJIA treated with tocilizumab, an IL-6 receptor monoclonal antibody, who developed fulminant IH, bilateral papilloedema and vision loss when oral prednisone was weaned from 2 to 1 mg per day...
December 14, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935482/dural-sinus-stenting-for-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-factors-associated-with-hemodynamic-failure-and-management-with-extended-stenting
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David A Kumpe, Joshua Seinfeld, Xianchen Huang, Quelin Mei, David E Case, Christopher D Roark, Prem S Subramanian, Kimberly E Lind, Victoria S Pelak, Jeffrey L Bennett
BACKGROUND: Some patients undergoing dural sinus stenting for idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) develop clinical and hemodynamic failure (recurrence of the pressure gradient) owing to stent-adjacent stenosis. OBJECTIVE: To characterize factors associated with hemodynamic failure, and to describe outcomes of patients after repeat stenting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the initial and follow-up clinical, venographic, and hemodynamic data in 39 patients with IIH treated over 17 years with stenting...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935009/intracranial-pressure-influences-the-behavior-of-optic-nerve-head
#20
Yi Hua, Junfei Tong, Deepta Ghate, Sachin Kedar, Linxia Gu
In this work, the biomechanical responses of the optic nerve head (ONH) to acute elevations in intracranial pressure (ICP) were systematically investigated through numerical modeling. An orthogonal experimental design was developed to quantify the significance levels of ten input factors that govern the anatomy and material properties of the ONH model on the peak maximum principal strain (MPS) in the laminar cribrosa (LC) and post-laminar neural tissue (PLNT). Results show that the sensitivity of ONH responses to various input factors was region-specific...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
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