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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336398/concomitant-neurogenic-and-vascular-thoracic-outlet-syndrome-due-to-multiple-exostoses
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Hosseinali Abdolrazaghi, Azade Riyahi, Morteza Taghavi, Pezhman Farshidmehr, Abolfazl Mohammadbeigi
We report a rare case of multiple hereditary exostosis where patient presented with bilateral base of neck exostoses with concurrent compression of brachial plexus and subclavian artery and vein. The patient was a young 26-year-old woman with chief complaints of pain in the left upper extremity, paresthesia in the left ring and little finger, and weakness in hand movement and grip. On referral, history, physical examination, radiological imaging, and electrodiagnostic tests evaluated the patient. Due to severe pain and disability in performing routine activities, surgical intervention was necessary...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330689/the-efficiency-of-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-arfi-elastography-in-the-diagnosis-and-staging-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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Harun Arslan, Alpaslan Yavuz, Ferda İlgen, Abdurrahman Aycan, Mesut Ozgokce, Hüseyin Akdeniz, Abdussamet Batur
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to quantify the stiffness of the median nerve (MN) at the carpal tunnel inlet by acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography and to evaluate whether ARFI can be used in diagnosis and staging of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). METHODS: Sonographic examinations of 96 wrists in 50 patients were included in the study. The cross-sectional area and stiffness of the MN were quantitatively measured by B-mode ultrasonography (USG) and ARFI...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316850/demographics-and-clinical-characteristics-of-primary-lateral-sclerosis-case-series-and-a-review-of-literature
#3
Ramnath Santosh Ramanathan, Sandeep Rana
AIM: Primary lateral sclerosis (PLS) is a form of motor neuron disease involving only upper motor neurons. In some patients presenting as PLS, the disease progresses to involve lower motor neurons and thereby converting to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). However, pure forms of PLS do exist. Our aim was to study epidemiological and clinical characteristics of pure PLS patients treated at our neuromuscular clinic. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 15 patients from July 2011 to October 2014 with PLS treated at the neuromuscular disorder clinic at our hospital...
January 10, 2018: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314072/unilateral-winged-scapula-clinical-and-electrodiagnostic-experience-with-128-cases-with-special-attention-to-long-thoracic-nerve-palsy
#4
Paul Seror, Timothée Lenglet, Christelle Nguyen, Michaël Ouaknine, Marie Martine Lefevre-Colau
INTRODUCTION: We report a large series of patients with unilateral winged scapula (WS), with special attention to long thoracic nerve (LTN) palsy. METHODS: Clinical and electrodiagnostic data were collected for 128 patients over a 25-year period. RESULTS: Causes of unilateral WS were LTN palsy (n=70), spinal accessory nerve (SAN) palsy (n=39), both LTN and SAN palsy (n=5), facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSH) (n=5), orthopedic causes (n=11), voluntary WS (n=6), and no definite cause (n=2)...
January 4, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298213/electrophysiology-of-cranial-nerve-testing-spinal-accessory-and-hypoglossal-nerves
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Amro M Stino, Benn E Smith
Multiple techniques have been developed for the electrodiagnostic evaluation of cranial nerves XI and XII. Each of these carries both benefits and limitations, with more techniques and data being available in the literature for spinal accessory than hypoglossal nerve evaluation. Spinal accessory and hypoglossal neuropathy are relatively uncommon cranial mononeuropathies that may be evaluated in the outpatient electrodiagnostic laboratory setting. A review of available literature using PubMed was conducted regarding electrodiagnostic technique in the evaluation of spinal accessory and hypoglossal nerves searching for both routine nerve conduction studies and repetitive nerve conduction studies...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298209/electrophysiology-of-cranial-nerve-testing-trigeminal-and-facial-nerves
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Iryna M Muzyka, Bachir Estephan
The clinical examination of the trigeminal and facial nerves provides significant diagnostic value, especially in the localization of lesions in disorders affecting the central and/or peripheral nervous system. The electrodiagnostic evaluation of these nerves and their pathways adds further accuracy and reliability to the diagnostic investigation and the localization process, especially when different testing methods are combined based on the clinical presentation and the electrophysiological findings. The diagnostic uniqueness of the trigeminal and facial nerves is their connectivity and their coparticipation in reflexes commonly used in clinical practice, namely the blink and corneal reflexes...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278894/asymmetric-ataxia-depression-memory-loss-epilepsy-and-axonal-neuropathy-associated-with-a-heterozygous-dna-polymerase-gamma-variant-of-uncertain-significance-c1370g-a-r457q
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Nivedita U Jerath, Michael E Shy
INTRODUCTION: Mutations in the gene encoding DNA polymerase gamma (POLG) impair its ability to proofread mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) during replication [1]. This results in a high frequency of randomly distributed mtDNA mutations and thus a wide range of phenotypes, including seizures, neuropathy, and cerebellar ataxia [1, 2]. We document a phenotype associated with the rare POLG variant c.1370G>A (p.R457Q). METHODS: Over 10 years, we performed electrodiagnostic and neuropsychologic on a patient who presented with a variety of neurologic symptoms...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277293/challenging-diagnosis-and-inpatient-rehabilitation-of-acute-bilateral-neuralgic-amyotrophy-possibly-attributed-to-lyme-disease-a-case-report
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Shangming Zhang, Lucy Q Zhang, Megan Wright, David R Gater
Neuralgic amyotrophy (NA) is a neurological syndrome of unknown etiology primarily affecting the brachial plexus. We are reporting an unusual case of acute bilateral NA that was possibly secondary to Lyme disease. The patient demonstrated significant functional gains and was discharged home after 2 weeks of inpatient rehabilitation, supporting the role of inpatient rehabilitation in acute NA. In this report, we discussed the diagnosis, electrodiagnostic progression, pain management, goals for inpatient rehabilitation and overall prognosis of NA...
December 20, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232214/the-comparison-between-effectiveness-of-ultrasound-guided-corticosteroid-injection-above-versus-below-the-median-nerve-in-mild-to-moderate-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Arash Babaei-Ghazani, Nadere Nikbakht, Bijan Forogh, Gholam Reza Raissi, Tannaz Ahadi, Safoora Ebadi, Peyman Roomizadeh, Hamid Reza Fadavi, Seyed Ahmad Raeissadat, Bina Eftekharsadat
OBJECTIVE: In this study the clinical effectiveness of ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injection "above" versus "below" the median nerve for treatment of patients with mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) was compared. DESIGN: This prospective randomized double-blind clinical trial included 44 patients with mild to moderate CTS. The subjects were randomly assigned to two groups to receive ultrasound-guided injection of 40 mg triamcinolone either "above" or "below" the involved median nerve...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221575/clinical-outcomes-of-suprascapular-nerve-decompression-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Amit M Momaya, Adam Kwapisz, W Stephen Choate, Michael J Kissenberth, Stefan J Tolan, Keith T Lonergan, Richard J Hawkins, John M Tokish
BACKGROUND: Suprascapular neuropathy is an uncommon clinical diagnosis. Although there have been a number of case series reporting on this pathologic process, to date there has been no systematic review of these studies. This study aimed to synthesize the literature on suprascapular neuropathy with regard to clinical outcomes. The secondary objective was to detail the diagnosis and treatment of suprascapular neuropathy and any associated complications. METHODS: A systematic review was performed to identify studies that reported the results or clinical outcomes of suprascapular nerve decompression...
January 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210842/electrodiagnostic-evidence-of-berrettini-anastomosis
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Madeleine E Seidel, Geoffrey K Seidel, David Hakopian, Erich Hornbach, Michael Andary
PURPOSE: Cadaveric palmar dissections reveal an ulnar sensory crossover (Berrettini anastomosis) to the third common palmar nerve so frequently that this crossover is considered a normal part of the anatomy. No literature has documented electrophysiologic evidence of the Berrettini anastomosis (BA). Presentation of third digit ulnar sensory crossover waveforms. METHODS: Retrospective chart review case series. Clinical office. Nerve conduction waveforms and data...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204017/clinical-evaluation-and-diagnostic-utilities-of-different-nerve-conduction-tests-in-100-patients-with-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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Rameshwar Nath Chaurasia, Sagar S Kawale, Abhishek Pathak, Vijaya Nath Mishra, Deepika Joshi
Background and Purpose: The purpose of the study is to determine whether the clinical profile of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) has been same over the years with the help of routine and comparative electrodiagnostic tests. Methods: A prospective study of 100 patients with suspected CTS was conducted without controls. Three provocative maneuvers were performed. Routine and comparison nerve conduction tests were performed, i.e., second lumbrical interossei motor latency difference (2 LIMLD), digit 4 median-ulnar sensory latency difference (D4MUSLD), palm wrist distal sensory latency difference (PWDSLD), and digit 1 median-radial sensory latency difference (D1MRSLD)...
October 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203220/bilateral-spontaneous-anterior-shoulder-dislocation-a-missed-orthopedic-injury-mistaken-as-proximal-neuropathy
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Khalil Ahmad, Saeed Bin Ayaz, Heyyan Bin Khalil, Sumeera Matee
A number of orthopedic injuries can occur during epileptic seizures. Anterior shoulder dislocation is one such orthopedic injury that is quite rare. The shoulder dislocation may injure the brachial plexus. Besides seizures, the nerves can also be damaged by anticonvulsive therapy. Muscle wasting following a seizure can misguide a clinician to investigate only neural or muscular pathologies. We report here an individual with epilepsy who was referred to us for electrodiagnostic evaluation of proximal muscle wasting related to a suspected proximal neuropathy...
November 4, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193155/electrodiagnostic-misdiagnosis-of-cidp-what-are-the-problems-and-how-to-right-the-wrongs
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EDITORIAL
Kenneth C Gorson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193154/prevalence-and-predictors-of-peripheral-neuropathy-in-non-diabetic-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Sangeetha Yoganathan, Arvind Bagga, Sheffali Gulati, G S Toteja, Pankaj Hari, Aditi Sinha, Ravindra Mohan Pandey, Mohammad Irshad
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and predictors of peripheral neuropathy in non-diabetic children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: Fifty-one consecutive normally nourished children, aged 3-18 years, with CKD stage IV and V of non-diabetic etiology were enrolled from May to December 2012. Nerve conduction studies were performed in fifty children. Blood samples were analyzed for the biochemical parameters, trace elements and micronutrients...
November 29, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189554/paraneoplastic-lambert-eaton-myasthenic-syndrome-with-limbic-encephalitis-clinical-correlation-with-the-coexistence-of-anti-vgcc-and-anti-gabab-receptor-antibodies
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Jonathan J Cho, James P Wymer
OBJECTIVE: To characterize Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome and limbic encephalitis with coexistent voltage-gated calcium channel (VGCC) antibody and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B receptor antibody. METHODS: Case study. RESULTS: A 57-year-old man presented with 6 months of weakness, unsteadiness, and vision difficulties. Examination revealed proximal weakness and diminished reflexes. Electrodiagnostic study revealed low-amplitude motor potentials and facilitation on high-frequency stimulation...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189553/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-triggered-by-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Songkit Supakornnumporn, Bashar Katirji
Immune checkpoint inhibitors, used as immunotherapy in the treatment of melanoma and refractory cancer, may trigger autoimmune disorders. We describe a case of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) after the treatment with ipilimumab and nivolumab and review 4 other reported cases. We confirmed the diagnosis of GBS by electrodiagnostic and cerebrospinal fluid studies. Electrodiagnostic results showed findings consistent with acquired demyelinating polyneuropathy and cerebrospinal fluid showed albuminocytologic dissociation...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178499/aanem-policy-statement-on-electrodiagnosis-for-distal-symmetric-polyneuropathy
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Electrodiagnostic (EDX) studies are often very helpful in the diagnosis and management of patients who have or are suspected to have Distal Symmetric Polyneuropathy (DSP). However, EDX studies may not be appropriate in every situation. There are five common scenarios in which EDX studies are likely to be beneficial: (1) determining primary and alternative diagnoses; (2) determining severity, duration and prognosis of disease; (3) evaluating risk of associated problems; (4) determining the effect of medications; and (5) evaluating the effect of toxic exposures...
November 27, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178303/aanem-choosing-wisely-second-list
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Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the ABIM Foundation in partnership with Consumer Reports that seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding wasteful or unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures. The American Association for Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine's (AANEM) Professional Practice Committee (PPC) identified areas in neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine that have the greatest potential for overuse/misuse and provided five recommendations for both patients and physicians to consider before proceeding with the specified test or treatment...
November 27, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167658/atypical-electrophysiological-findings-in-a-patient-with-acute-motor-and-sensory-axonal-neuropathy
#20
Viviana Versace, Stefania Campostrini, Frediano Tezzon, Sara Martignago, Markus Kofler, Leopold Saltuari, Luca Sebastianelli, Raffaele Nardone
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an immune-mediated polyradiculoneuropathy with acute onset and rapid clinical worsening; early diagnosis and immunomodulating therapy can ameliorate the course of disease. During the first days, however, nerve conduction studies (NCSs) are not always conclusive. Here, we describe a 73-year-old man presenting with progressive muscular weakness of the lower limbs, ascending to the upper limbs, accompanied by distal sensory disturbances. Neuroimaging of brain and spine and NCSs were unremarkable; cerebrospinal fluid analysis revealed no albuminocytologic dissociation...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
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