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Altaf Saadi, Bryan Patenaude, Damber Kumar Nirola, Sonam Deki, Lhab Tshering, Sarah Clark, Lance Shaull, Tali Sorets, Guenther Fink, Farrah Mateen
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September 14, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
Altaf Saadi, Bryan Patenaude, Damber Kumar Nirola, Sonam Deki, Lhab Tshering, Sarah Clark, Lance Shaull, Tali Sorets, Guenther Fink, Farrah Mateen
PURPOSE: To assess the quality of life in epilepsy (QOLIE) among adults in the lower middle-income country of Bhutan and assess the potential demographic and clinical associations with better QOLIE. METHODS: People with clinically diagnosed epilepsy were prospectively enrolled at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Thimphu (2014-2015). Regression models were constructed to assess the potential impact of age, sex, residence in the capital city, wealth quintile, educational attainment, seizure in the prior year, seizures with loss of consciousness, self-reported stigma score, and need for multiple antiepileptic drugs...
July 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
Diederik L H Koelman, Salim Chahin, Soe S Mar, Arun Venkatesan, George M Hoganson, Anusha K Yeshokumar, Paula Barreras, Bittu Majmudar, Joshua P Klein, Tanuja Chitnis, David C Benkeser, Marco Carone, Farrah J Mateen
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the range of demographic, clinical, MRI, and CSF features of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), a rare, typically monophasic demyelinating disorder, and analyze long-term outcomes including time and risk factors for subsequent clinical events as well as competing diagnoses. METHODS: We performed a retrospective, multicenter study in 4 US academic medical centers of all patients clinically diagnosed with ADEM. Initial presentation of pediatric and adult ADEM and monophasic and multiphasic disease were compared...
May 31, 2016: Neurology
Kate Brizzi, Sonam Deki, Lhab Tshering, Sarah J Clark, Damber K Nirola, Bryan N Patenaude, Erica D McKenzie, Hannah C McLane, Sydney S Cash, Chencho Dorji, Farrah J Mateen
OBJECTIVE: To assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of epilepsy among healthcare workers (HCWs) and people with epilepsy (PWE) living in Bhutan. METHODS: A survey with similar questions was distributed to HCWs and PWE (2014-2015). Responses were compared between the two groups. A Stigma Scale in Epilepsy Score was tested for an independent association with patient age, sex, years of education and presence of seizure freedom using regression models. RESULTS: PWE (n=177), when compared to HCWs (n=75), were more likely to believe that epilepsy is contagious; epilepsy results from karma or past actions; PWE need help in school; and people with epilepsy have spiritual powers (p<0...
July 2016: International Health
Erica D McKenzie, Damber K Nirola, Sonam Deki, Lhab Tshering, Bryan Patenaude, Sarah J Clark, Sydney S Cash, Ronald Thibert, Rodrigo Zepeda, Edward C W Leung, Alice D Lam, Andrew S P Lim, Jo Mantia, Joseph Cohen, Andrew J Cole, Farrah J Mateen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess medication prescribing and patient-reported outcomes among people with epilepsy (PWE) in Bhutan and introduce criteria for evaluating unmet epilepsy care needs, particularly in resource-limited settings. METHODS: People with epilepsy in Bhutan (National Referral Hospital, 2014-2015) completed a questionnaire, the Quality of Life in Epilepsy Inventory (QOLIE-31), and an electroencephalogram (EEG). Management gap was the proportion of participants meeting any of six prespecified criteria based on best practices and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines...
June 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
Farrah J Mateen, Sarah J Clark, Mia Borzello, Jean Kabore, Osheik Seidi
OBJECTIVE: To provide a comprehensive understanding of neurology training from the sub-Saharan African perspective. METHODS: A 40-question survey was distributed to attendees of the 7th annual sub-Saharan African neurology teaching course in Khartoum, Sudan (2015). Themes included the student body, faculty, curriculum, assessment and examinations, technology, and work hours and compensation. RESULTS: Of 19 responding countries, 10 had no formal neurology training programs; Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, and Mozambique had an adult neurology program; Ethiopia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa had adult and pediatric neurology programs (training duration range = 3-6 years)...
June 2016: Annals of Neurology
Mia Borzello, Farrah J Mateen
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February 23, 2016: Neurology
Hannah C McLane, Aaron L Berkowitz, Bryan N Patenaude, Erica D McKenzie, Emma Wolper, Sarah Wahlster, Günther Fink, Farrah J Mateen
OBJECTIVE: To determine the availability, accessibility, and affordability of EEG, EMG, CSF analysis, head CT, and brain MRI for neurologic disorders across countries. METHODS: An online, 60-question survey was distributed to neurology practitioners in 2014 to assess the presence, wait time, and cost of each test in private and public health sectors. Data were stratified by World Bank country income group. Affordability was calculated with reference to the World Health Organization's definition of catastrophic health expenditure as health-related out-of-pocket expenditure of >40% of disposable household income, and assessment of providers' perceptions of affordability to the patient...
November 3, 2015: Neurology
Kiran T Thakur, Jennifer L Lyons, Bryan R Smith, Russell T Shinohara, Farrah J Mateen
The risk of having a first stroke is nearly twice as high among African Americans compared to Caucasians. HIV/AIDS is an independent risk factor for stroke. Our study aimed to report the risk factors and short-term clinical outcomes of African Americans with HIV infection and new-onset stroke admitted at the Johns Hopkins Hospitals (2000-2012). Multivariate linear regression was used to examine the association between potential predictors and odds of an unfavorable outcome, defined as a higher modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score on hospital discharge...
February 2016: Journal of Neurovirology
Russell T Shinohara, Elizabeth M Sweeney, Jeff Goldsmith, Navid Shiee, Farrah J Mateen, Peter A Calabresi, Samson Jarso, Dzung L Pham, Daniel S Reich, Ciprian M Crainiceanu
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1016/j.nicl.2014.08.008.].
2015: NeuroImage: Clinical
Tali R Sorets, Farrah J Mateen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2015: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Erica D McKenzie, Paul Spiegel, Adam Khalifa, Farrah J Mateen
BACKGROUND: The burden of neuropsychiatric disorders in refugees is likely high, but little has been reported on the neuropsychiatric disorders that affect Syrian and Iraqi refugees in a country of first asylum. This analysis aimed to study the cost and burden of neuropsychiatric disorders among refugees from Syria and Iraq requiring exceptional, United Nations-funded care in a country of first asylum. METHODS: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees works with multi-disciplinary, in-country exceptional care committees to review refugees' applications for emergency or exceptional medical care...
2015: Conflict and Health
Sarah Wahlster, Eelco F M Wijdicks, Pratik V Patel, David M Greer, J Claude Hemphill, Marco Carone, Farrah J Mateen
OBJECTIVE: To assess the practices and perceptions of brain death determination worldwide and analyze the extent and nature of variations among countries. METHODS: An electronic survey was distributed globally to physicians with expertise in neurocritical care, neurology, or related disciplines who would encounter patients at risk of brain death. RESULTS: Most countries (n = 91, response rate 76%) reported a legal provision (n = 63, 70%) and an institutional protocol (n = 70, 77%) for brain death...
May 5, 2015: Neurology
Diederik L H Koelman, Farrah J Mateen
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a rare inflammatory, demyelinating disorder of the CNS. Only in the past 15 years have larger groups of patients from several geographical areas been reported for comparisons across studies. In spite of the increased recognition of ADEM, the diagnosis of ADEM remains clinical, aided by neuroimaging confirmation, because of the lack of a biological marker. The diagnosis may be difficult, given that several diseases may present similar to ADEM. The controversial existence of multiphasic forms necessitates a continuous evaluation of the diagnosis by tracking subsequent events...
September 2015: Journal of Neurology
Altaf Saadi, Farrah J Mateen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 24, 2015: Neurology
Aaron L Berkowitz, Pooja Raibagkar, Bobbi S Pritt, Farrah J Mateen
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization has identified 17 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that disproportionately affect the world's poorest populations. The neurologic aspects of many of these NTDs have received relatively little attention. METHODS: A review was performed in PubMed (MedLine) for each NTD by disease name, name of its causative organism, and neurology, neurosurgery, neurologist, brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve, muscle, nervous system, encephalitis, meningitis, encephalopathy, stroke, neuropathy, and myopathy (1968-Sept...
February 15, 2015: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Thomas W K Battey, Valerie Valant, Sylvia Baedorf Kassis, Christina Kourkoulis, Chaeyoung Lee, Christopher D Anderson, Guido J Falcone, Jordi Jimenez-Conde, Israel Fernandez-Cadenas, Guillaume Pare, Tatjana Rundek, Michael L James, Robin Lemmens, Tsong-Hai Lee, Turgut Tatlisumak, Steven J Kittner, Arne Lindgren, Farrah J Mateen, Aaron L Berkowitz, Elizabeth G Holliday, Jennifer Majersik, Jane Maguire, Cathie Sudlow, Jonathan Rosand
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2015: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Russell T Shinohara, Elizabeth M Sweeney, Jeff Goldsmith, Navid Shiee, Farrah J Mateen, Peter A Calabresi, Samson Jarso, Dzung L Pham, Daniel S Reich, Ciprian M Crainiceanu
While computed tomography and other imaging techniques are measured in absolute units with physical meaning, magnetic resonance images are expressed in arbitrary units that are difficult to interpret and differ between study visits and subjects. Much work in the image processing literature on intensity normalization has focused on histogram matching and other histogram mapping techniques, with little emphasis on normalizing images to have biologically interpretable units. Furthermore, there are no formalized principles or goals for the crucial comparability of image intensities within and across subjects...
2014: NeuroImage: Clinical
Jori E Fleisher, Farrah J Mateen
In recent years, the need for additional neurologists and neurologic expertise in many low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) has become more apparent. Many organizations are committed to this unmet need, but the scope of the problem remains mostly underappreciated. Neurologists may be skeptical about their value in resource-limited settings, yet we are critically needed and can have a marked effect. International experiences, however, must be carried out in ethical, informed, and sustainable ways in tandem with local health care providers when possible...
June 2014: Neurology. Clinical Practice
Janice C Wong, Farrah J Mateen
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July 22, 2014: Neurology
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