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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136715/-analysis-of-the-clinical-and-electrophysiological-characteristics-of-multifocal-motor-neuropathy
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H F Wang, F Yang, F Cui, Z H Chen, L Ling, X S Huang
Ten patients diagnosed with multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) were recruited in the Department of Neurology at Chinese PLA General Hospital from January 1, 2009 to August 31, 2015. The clinical and electrophysiological features were analyzed retrospectively. All patients complained of progressive asymmetric limb weakness, which was more severe in distal than in proximal. Five presented muscle atrophy. None had sensory disturbances. All suffered diminished or disappeared tendon reflex, whereas Babinski signs were negative...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136549/the-spectrum-of-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-due-to-myelin-protein-zero-an-electrodiagnostic-nerve-ultrasound-and-histological-study
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Gian Maria Fabrizi, Stefano Tamburin, Tiziana Cavallaro, Ilaria Cabrini, Moreno Ferrarini, Federica Taioli, Francesca Magrinelli, Giampietro Zanette
OBJECTIVE: Nerve ultrasound (US) data on myelin protein zero (MPZ)-related Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) are lacking. To offer a comprehensive perspective on MPZ-related CMTs, we combined nerve US with clinics, electrodiagnosis and histopathology. METHODS: We recruited 36 patients (12 MPZ mutations), and correlated nerve US to clinical, electrodiagnostic measures, and sural nerve biopsy. RESULTS: According to motor nerve conduction velocity (MNCV) criteria, nine patients were categorized as "demyelinating" CMT1B, 17 as "axonal" CMT2I/J, and 10 as dominant "intermediate" CMTDID...
October 20, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128312/parosteal-lipoma-as-a-rare-cause-of-peripheral-neuropathy-and-local-irritation-a-report-of-12-cases
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Kerem Başarir, Ercan Şahin, Mahmut Kalem, Mustafa Onur Karaca, Yusuf Yildiz, Yener Sağlik
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical features and functional results of patients with parosteal lipomas. METHODS: A total of 12 patients (8 females and 4 males; mean age: 45 (10-62) years) with parosteal lipomas who were treated between April 1986 and April 2014, were included into the study. The medical records of the patients were reviewed to analyze the clinical features and functional results of the patients. RESULTS: Of the 12 lipomas, 5 were localized in the proximal arm, 4 in the forearm, 1 in the distal arm, 1 in the distal thigh and 1 in the distal tibia...
November 8, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120976/case-report-masquerading-large-vessel-giant-cell-arteritis
#4
Paul Jacquier, Raphael Wuarin, Carlo Chizzolini, Gabriele Thumann, Heimo Steffen, Argyrios Chronopoulos
SIGNIFICANCE: Large-vessel giant cell arteritis (GCA) can be a diagnostic dilemma for the eye care provider because it may not involve the typical cranial arteries. When any of its potential ocular complications are diagnosed, it is important to consider this unusual form of GCA. PURPOSE: To report an unusual ophthalmic presentation of large-vessel GCA with sequential bilateral anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and branch retinal artery occlusion. METHODS: A 65-year-old previously healthy woman experienced sequential bilateral anterior ischemic optic neuropathy with branch retinal artery occlusion in the absence of other signs and symptoms suggestive of cranial GCA...
November 9, 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058949/lipomas-of-the-brachial-plexus-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
Alexander Graf, Kai Yang, David King, William Dzwierzynski, James Sanger, Patrick Hettinger
BACKGROUND: Lipomas are common benign tumors. When they develop in proximity to peripheral nerves, they can cause neurologic symptoms secondary to mass effect. Previous reports have shown symptom resolution after removal of lipomas compressing various upper extremity peripheral nerves. However, brachial plexus lipomas are relatively rare. Our multidisciplinary experience with brachial plexus lipoma resection is reviewed in the largest case series to date. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all patients undergoing resection of brachial plexus lipomatous tumors between 2006 and 2016 was performed...
October 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034645/peripheral-neuropathy-in-multiple-sclerosis-an-electrophysiologic-study-in-iranian-patients
#6
Mohammad Reza Emad, Leila Zeinali, Alireza Nikseresht, Mahshid Naseri, Hajar Karimian
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common cause of disability after trauma in young adults in Northern Hemisphere; it imposes a major burden on the affected young people. A significant association between MS and demyelinating peripheral neuropathy which might be due to common pathogenesis for the central and peripheral nerves demyelination has been reported in several studies. We aimed to assess if there is any peripheral nervous system involvement in a sample of Iranian MS population. Extensive nerve conduction studies (NCS) were conducted in 20 MS patients according to McDonald criteria, and 20 age and gender matched healthy appearing controls...
August 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029362/altered-tdp-43-dependent-splicing-in-hspb8-related-distal-hereditary-motor-neuropathy-and-myofibrillar-myopathy
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Andrea Cortese, Matilde Laurà, Carlo Casali, Ichizo Nishino, Yukiko K Hayashi, Stefania Magri, Franco Taroni, Cristiana Stuani, Paola Saveri, Maurizio Moggio, Michela Ripolone, A Prelle, C Pisciotta, A Sagnelli, Anna Pichiecchio, Mary M Reilly, Emanuele Buratti, Davide Pareyson
INTRODUCTION: Mutations in the small heat shock protein 22 gene (HSPB8) have been associated with Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 2L, distal hereditary motor neuropathy (dHMN) type IIa and, more recently, distal myopathy/myofibrillar myopathy (MFM) with protein aggregates and TDP-43 inclusions. OBJECTIVE: To report a novel family with HSPB8 (K141E) -related dHMN/MFM and to investigate, in a patient muscle biopsy, whether the presence of protein aggregates was paralleled by altered TDP-43 function...
October 13, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026155/trk-fused-gene-tfg-regulates-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-mass-and-insulin-secretory-activity
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Takeshi Yamamotoya, Yusuke Nakatsu, Akifumi Kushiyama, Yasuka Matsunaga, Koji Ueda, Yuki Inoue, Masa-Ki Inoue, Hideyuki Sakoda, Midori Fujishiro, Hiraku Ono, Hiroshi Kiyonari, Hisamitsu Ishihara, Tomoichiro Asano
The Trk-fused gene (TFG) is reportedly involved in the process of COPII-mediated vesicle transport and missense mutations in TFG cause several neurodegenerative diseases including hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy with proximal dominant involvement (HMSN-P). The high coincidence ratio between HMSN-P and diabetes mellitus suggests TFG to have an important role(s) in glucose homeostasis. To examine this possibility, β-cell specific TFG knockout mice (βTFG KO) were generated. Interestingly, βTFG KO displayed marked glucose intolerance with reduced insulin secretion...
October 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991715/clinical-and-pathological-findings-in-familial-amyloid-polyneuropathy-caused-by-a-transthyretin-e61k-mutation
#9
Tatsufumi Murakami, Hirotake Nishimura, Taiji Nagai, Shoji Hemmi, Yumiko Kutoku, Yutaka Ohsawa, Yoshihide Sunada
Familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) is an autosomal dominant hereditary systemic amyloidosis caused by mutation of the transthyretin (TTR) gene, and usually shows sensory-dominant polyneuropathy and autonomic neuropathy at the initial stage. The pathogenesis of this neuropathy remains unknown, although several mechanisms, including mechanical compression, vessel occlusion, TTR toxicity and Schwann cell dysfunction have been proposed. We describe a patient with late-onset FAP caused by a TTR E61K mutation...
October 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987902/comparison-of-ultrasonography-and-short-segment-nerve-conduction-study-in-ulnar-neuropathy-at-the-elbow
#10
Rana Terlemez, Figen Yilmaz, Beril Dogu, Banu Kuran
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the correlation between ultrasonographic and electrodiagnostic findings to determine the localization of the ulnar trapping at the elbow. DESIGN AND SETTING: A cross-sectional and non-interventional trial was conducted in patients diagnosed as ulnar nerve entrapment in physical medicine and rehabilitation department of a teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Between January 2017 and April 2017, 14 patients diagnosed as ulnar nerve entrapment (UNE) with short segment nerve conduction study were enrolled...
October 5, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971059/common-peroneal-neuropathy-with-anterior-tibial-artery-occlusion-a-case-report
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Sungsoo Jeon, Da-Ye Kim, Dong Jae Shim, Min-Wook Kim
Peroneal neuropathy is a common mononeuropathy of the lower limb. Some studies have reported cases of peroneal neuropathy after vascular surgery or intervention. However, no cases of peroneal neuropathy with occlusion of a single peripheral artery have been previously reported. A 73-year-old man was referred with a 3-week history of left-sided foot drop. He had a history of valvular heart disease and arrhythmia, and had previously been treated with percutaneous coronary intervention. Computed tomography angiogram of the lower extremity showed proximal occlusion of the left anterior tibial artery...
August 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947218/late-peroneal-neuropathy-after-open-surgical-treatment-of-popliteal-artery-aneurysm
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Anne Lejay, Salomé Kuntz, Anne-Florence Rouby, Yannick Georg, Fabien Thaveau, Bernard Geny, Nabil Chakfé
We report the case of a 71-year-old man complaining of swollen left limb and progressively worsening pain. He underwent surgery 12 years ago for popliteal artery aneurysm with proximal and distal ligation and venous bypass grafting. The patient was diagnosed as having left peroneal neuropathy caused by a 10.5 cm expanded aneurysmal sac compressing the peroneal nerve in the popliteal fossa. The patient underwent open repair with opening of the aneurysmal sac, removal of the thrombus, and sewing of the left genicular artery responsible for back-bleeding...
September 23, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859662/chronic-pain-in-gaucher-disease-skeletal-or-neuropathic-origin
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Grazia Devigili, Michele De Filippo, Giovanni Ciana, Andrea Dardis, Christian Lettieri, Sara Rinaldo, Daniela Macor, Alessandro Moro, Roberto Eleopra, Bruno Bembi
BACKGOUND: Pain is one of the most disabling symptoms of Gaucher disease. It is referred by the majority of Gaucher patients and often persists despite long-term enzyme replacement treatment. It has been mainly considered as nociceptive pain secondary to skeletal involvement but it is described even in the absence of bone disease without a clear explanation. In the last years an increasing number of reports have described the presence of neurological manifestation in Gaucher type 1 patients, including subclinical large fibre neuropathy...
August 31, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856021/wrist-ultrasound-examination-scanning-technique-and-ultrasound-anatomy-part-2-ventral-wrist
#14
REVIEW
Cyprian Olchowy, Daniel Soliński, Mateusz Łasecki, Paweł Dąbrowski, Szymon Urban, Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz
Ultrasound imaging of the musculoskeletal system is an important element of the diagnostic and therapeutic protocol. Clinical decisions, including those regarding surgical procedures, are often based solely on ultrasound imaging. However, detailed knowledge on the anatomy and a correct scanning technique are crucial for an accurate diagnosis. Modern ultrasonographic equipment allows obtaining detailed anatomical images of muscle tendons, ligaments, nerves and vessels of the carpal area. Ventral wrist ultrasound is one of the most common diagnostic procedures in patients with suspected carpal tunnel syndrome...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838115/endoscopic-endonasal-approach-to-the-ventral-jugular-foramen-anatomical-basis-technical-considerations-and-clinical-series
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Francisco Vaz-Guimaraes, Ana Carolina I Nakassa, Paul A Gardner, Eric W Wang, Carl H Snyderman, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda
BACKGROUND: Surgical exposure of the jugular foramen (JF) is challenging given its complex regional anatomy and proximity to critical neurovascular structures. OBJECTIVE: To describe the anatomical basis, surgical technique, and outcomes of a group of patients who underwent the endoscopic endonasal approach to the JF. METHODS: Five silicon-injected anatomical specimens were prepared for dissection. Additionally, a chart review was conducted through our patient database, searching for endonasal exposure of the JF...
August 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835396/human-dorsal-root-ganglion-in-vivo-morphometry-and-perfusion-in-fabry-painful-neuropathy
#16
Tim Godel, Philipp Bäumer, Mirko Pham, Anja Köhn, Nicole Muschol, Moritz Kronlage, Jennifer Kollmer, Sabine Heiland, Martin Bendszus, Victor-Felix Mautner
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate functional and morphometric magnetic resonance neurography of the dorsal root ganglion and peripheral nerve segments in patients with Fabry painful neuropathy. METHODS: In this prospective study, the lumbosacral dorsal root ganglia and proximal peripheral nerve segments of the lower extremity were examined in 11 male patients with Fabry disease by a standardized 3T magnetic resonance neurography protocol. Volumes of L3 to S2 dorsal root ganglia, perfusion parameters of L5-S1 dorsal root ganglia and the spinal nerve L5, and the cross-sectional area of the proximal sciatic nerve were compared to healthy controls...
September 19, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819736/pain-and-compression-neuropathy-in-primary-inguinal-hernia
#17
R Wright, D E Born, N D'Souza, L Hurd, R Gill, D Wright
PURPOSE: Enlargement of the ilioinguinal nerve at the external inguinal ring is observed in 34% of patients undergoing primary open inguinal herniorrhaphy; in 88% of patients it occurs at the fascial edge where the hernia mushrooms with abdominal pressure. Compression neuropathy occurs near many anatomical nerve constriction sites and is associated with enlargement of the peripheral nerve accompanied by sensory changes. METHODS: In this prospective study, Carolina Comfort Scale (CCS) questionnaire data was collected for 35 primary hernia repairs...
October 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815909/proximal-neuropathy-and-associated-skeletal-muscle-changes-resembling-denervation-atrophy-in-hind-limbs-of-chronic-hypoglycaemic-rats
#18
Vivi F H Jensen, Anne-Marie Molck, Henrik Soeborg, Jette Nowak, Melissa Chapman, Jens Lykkesfeldt, Ingrid B Bogh
Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common complications of diabetic hyperglycaemia. Insulin-induced hypoglycaemia (IIH) might potentially exacerbate or contribute to neuropathy as hypoglycaemia also causes peripheral neuropathy. In rats, IIH induces neuropathy associated with skeletal muscle changes. Aims of the present study were to investigate the progression and sequence of histopathologic changes caused by chronic IIH in rat peripheral nerves and skeletal muscle, and whether such changes were reversible...
August 16, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795009/evaluation-and-management-of-shoulder-pain-in-skeletally-immature-athletes
#19
REVIEW
Dilip R Patel, Stephen Breisach
Shoulder pain in young athletes generally is a result of poor sports technique and overuse. A number intrinsic causes of shoulder pain have been identified. Pain may also be referred to shoulder area from cervical spine, neck and chest pathology. Overuse stress injury of the proximal humeral physis is important to recognize early in order to prevent later complications. Shoulder impingement syndrome is a general term used to describe multiple underlying lesions and relatively uncommon in young athletes. In adolescent athletes, glenohumeral instability is an important underlying pathomechanical basis for shoulder pain...
July 2017: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753118/delayed-compression-of-the-common-peroneal-nerve-following-rotational-lateral-gastrocnemius-flap-case-report
#20
Benjamin T Himes, Thomas J Wilson, Andres A Maldonado, Naveen S Murthy, Robert J Spinner
The authors present a case of delayed peroneal neuropathy following a lateral gastrocnemius rotational flap reconstruction. The patient presented 1.5 years after surgery with a new partial foot drop, which progressed over 3 years. At operation, a fascial band on the deep side of the gastrocnemius flap was compressing the common peroneal nerve proximal to the fibular head, correlating with preoperative imaging. Release of this fascial band and selective muscle resection led to immediate improvement in symptoms postoperatively...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
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