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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932606/development-and-validation-of-a-grading-scale-for-primary-pontine-hemorrhage
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Kaibin Huang, Zhong Ji, Lihua Sun, Xiaoya Gao, Shaopeng Lin, Tao Liu, Shanfang Xie, Qishan Zhang, Wenchuan Xian, Saijun Zhou, Youquan Gu, Yongming Wu, Shengnan Wang, Zhenzhou Lin, Suyue Pan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We aimed to develop and validate a grading scale for predicting 30-day mortality and 90-day functional outcome in patients with primary pontine hemorrhage (PPH). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of consecutive patients with first-ever pontine hemorrhage from 3 teaching hospitals between 2005 and 2012. Independent factors associated with 30-day mortality were identified by logistic regression to establish a risk stratification scale, named the new PPH score...
December 8, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932591/the-cellular-diversity-of-the-pedunculopontine-nucleus-relevance-to-behavior-in-health-and-aspects-of-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Ilse S Pienaar, Anthony Vernon, Philip Winn
The pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN) is a rostral brainstem structure that has extensive connections with basal ganglia nuclei and the thalamus. Through these the PPN contributes to neural circuits that effect cortical and hippocampal activity. The PPN also has descending connections to nuclei of the pontine and medullary reticular formations, deep cerebellar nuclei, and the spinal cord. Interest in the PPN has increased dramatically since it was first suggested to be a novel target for treating patients with Parkinson's disease who are refractory to medication...
December 7, 2016: Neuroscientist: a Review Journal Bringing Neurobiology, Neurology and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932180/liver-transplant-recipient-with-tumefactive-demyelinating-lesions-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#3
D-L Wan, K-W Ren, L-L Zhang, B Wang, Z L Zhai, X-Y Zhang, Y-C Yang, S-S Zheng
Tumefactive demyelinating lesions (TDLs) that may resemble brain neoplasms or abscesses are uncommon but noteworthy. A solid knowledge of how to distinguish TDLs from malignancy or infection is a key step to avoid unnecessary medical or surgical interventions. Almost all the intracranial demyelination diseases after liver transplantation (LT) refer to central pontine myelinolysis or extrapontine myelinolysis; TDLs after LT have never been reported. In 2005, a 45-year-old Chinese male underwent orthotopic LT due to "acute on chronic liver failure" in our hospital...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931945/dural-arteriovenous-fistula-of-the-sinus-of-the-lesser-sphenoid-wing-presenting-with-pontine-hemorrhage-case-report
#4
Hideki Nakajima, Tomoya Ishiguro, Aiko Terada, Masaki Komiyama
BACKGROUND: Dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) of the sinus of the lesser sphenoid wing (SLSW) with leptomeningeal drainage are rare. We report a patient with a DAVF of the SLSW draining into the basal vein of Rosenthal (BVR) presenting with pontine hemorrhage. CASA DESCRIPTION: A 71-year-old man presented with sudden right hemisensory disturbance of the arm and leg. Brain computed tomography showed left pontine hemorrhage and cerebral angiography revealed a DAVF of the left SLSW...
December 5, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930506/change-of-ascending-reticular-activating-system-with-recovery-from-vegetative-state-to-minimally-conscious-state-in-a-stroke-patient
#5
Sung Ho Jang, Chul Hoon Chang, Young Jin Jung, You Sung Seo
RATIONALE: We report on a stroke patient who showed change of the ascending reticular activating system (ARAS) concurrent with recovery from a vegetative state (VS) to a minimally conscious state (MCS), which was demonstrated on diffusion tensor tractography (DTT). PATIENT CONCERNS: A 59-year-old male patient underwent CT-guided stereotactic drainage 3 times for management of intracerebral hemorrhage and intraventricular hemorrhage. DIAGNOSIS: After 4 months from onset, when starting rehabilitation, the patient showed impaired consciousness, with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of 6 and a Coma Recovery Scale-Revised score of 2...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924054/frequency-and-predictors-of-dysphagia-in-patients-with-recent-small-subcortical-infarcts
#6
Simon Fandler, Thomas Gattringer, Sebastian Eppinger, Kathrin Doppelhofer, Daniela Pinter, Kurt Niederkorn, Christian Enzinger, Joanna M Wardlaw, Franz Fazekas
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Detailed data on the occurrence of swallowing dysfunction in patients with recent small subcortical infarcts (RSSI) in the context of cerebral small vessel disease are lacking. This prompted us to assess the frequency of and risk factors for dysphagia in RSSI patients. METHODS: We identified all inpatients with magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed RSSI between January 2008 and February 2013. Demographic and clinical data were extracted from our stroke database, and magnetic resonance imaging scans were reviewed for morphological changes...
December 6, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922286/central-pontine-myelinolysis-during-pregnancy-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-management
#7
María Luisa Sánchez-Ferrer, María Teresa Prieto-Sánchez, Rodrigo Orozco-Fernández, Francisco Machado-Linde, Anibal Nieto-Diaz
Central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) is a rare condition usually caused by rapid sodium correction in hyponatraemia after a severe neurological syndrome. Only few cases have been reported during pregnancy, most of which were reported in patients with hyperemesis. We describe the successful management of the first case of twin pregnancy in a patient who presented with CPM after treatment for premature labour and then review the literature on CPM in pregnancy (aetiology, diagnosis and management). Our patient required emergency delivery to achieve electrolyte and fluid balance...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920266/variability-of-ponto-cerebellar-fibers-by-diffusion-tensor-imaging-in-diverse-brain-malformations
#8
Nancy K Rollins, Timothy N Booth, Maria H Chahrour
To describe pontine axonal anomalies across diverse brain malformations. Institutional review board-approved review of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and genetic testing of 31 children with brain malformations and abnormal pons by diffusion tensor imaging. Anomalous dorsal pontocerebellar tracts were seen in mid-hindbrain anomalies and in diffuse malformations of cortical development including lissencephaly, gyral disorganization with dysplastic basal ganglia, presumed congenital fibrosis of extraocular muscles type 3, and in callosal agenesis without malformations of cortical development...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915238/pontine-changes-in-metabolites-and-axonal-fibres-of-rats-following-four-week-alcohol-exposure-in-vivo-diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-1h-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-study-at-7-0-t
#9
Jianming Luo, Zhiwei Shen, Guang Chen, Dian Wang, Xiaojun Yu
AIMS: We characterized the metabolite content and axonal fibre changes in the rat pontine, in vivo, using (1)H-magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) with a 7.0 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner following chronic alcohol administration to explore new indicators for the early diagnosis and treatment of chronic alcoholism. METHODS: Forty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into the EtOH and control groups (water group)...
December 3, 2016: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907080/development-of-an-automated-mri-based-diagnostic-protocol-for-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-using-disease-specific-pathognomonic-features-a-quantitative-disease-state-classification-study
#10
Christina Schuster, Orla Hardiman, Peter Bede
BACKGROUND: Despite significant advances in quantitative neuroimaging, the diagnosis of ALS remains clinical and MRI-based biomarkers are not currently used to aid the diagnosis. The objective of this study is to develop a robust, disease-specific, multimodal classification protocol and validate its diagnostic accuracy in independent, early-stage and follow-up data sets. METHODS: 147 participants (81 ALS patients and 66 healthy controls) were divided into a training sample and a validation sample...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887910/assessment-of-serum-level-of-corticotropin-releasing-factor-in-primary-nocturnal-enuresis
#11
Ayat A Motawie, Amany M Abd Al-Aziz, Hanan M Hamed, Amany A A Fatouh, Mona A M Awad, Amany Abd El-Ghany
INTRODUCTION: Primary nocturnal enuresis is one of the sleep related phenomena characterized by disruption in the relationship between arousal and urination. Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) is a neurohormone released from the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus into the median eminence to elicit release of adrenocorticotrophin from the anterior pituitary. It may act to modulate autonomic function and behavior in concert with the endocrine effects. Conflicting animal studies about the role of CRF in micturition, either facilitating or inhibiting, have been raised...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886392/deregulated-expression-of-ezh2-in-congenital-brainstem-disconnection
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P G Barth, E Aronica, S Fox, K Fluiter, M A J Weterman, A Poretti, D C Miller, E Boltshauser, B Harding, M Santi, F Baas
Congenital brainstem disconnection (CBSD) is an enigmatic embryo-fetal defect presenting as (sub)total absence of a segment between mesencephalon and lower brainstem. Rostro-caudal limits of the defect vary while the basal pons is always involved and the cerebellum is globally hypoplastic. A recent update and review[1] lists 14 cases, including 3 brain autopsy studies[1-3]. Necrosis and glial- or inflammatory reactions were absent. Inferior olivary nuclei were small or absent, pontine nuclei depleted, and the cerebellar dentate nuclei dysplastic...
November 25, 2016: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882183/psychiatric-symptoms-and-limb-tremors-associated-with-central-pontine-myelinolysis-a-case-of-alcoholism-without-hyponatremia
#13
Xue-Min Feng, Teng Zhao, Chun-Kui Zhou, Jing-Yao Liu
Central pontine myelinolysis (CPM), also known as osmotic demyelination syndrome, is a rare demyelinating disorder characterized by the loss of myelin in the center of the basis pontis. In this case report, an alcoholic patient with CPM and acquired demyelinating lesion of the basis pontis is described. The patient is a 70 year-old woman who presented with intermittent psychiatric symptoms and limb tremors following two months of alcohol abuse. During admission, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed hyperintensity on T2 weighted images and fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery imaging in the central pons without contrast enhancement...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872027/how-the-emotional-motor-system-controls-the-pelvic-organs
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REVIEW
Gert Holstege
INTRODUCTION: The brain has two goals: survival of the individual and survival of the species. It ensures that the body resides in safe circumstances and can obtain sufficient drink and food. It also has to produce and protect offspring. Its most important tool is its motor system, which consists of the voluntary and emotional motor systems. AIM: To explain how the brain uses its emotional motor system to control the pelvic organs. METHODS: Anatomic and physiologic data in cats and humans are used to find out how this motor system works and what parts of the brain and brainstem are involved...
October 2016: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871429/novel-sacs-mutations-associated-with-intellectual-disability-epilepsy-and-widespread-supratentorial-abnormalities
#15
Zafar Ali, Joakim Klar, Mohammad Jameel, Kamal Khan, Ambrin Fatima, Raili Raininko, Shahid Baig, Niklas Dahl
We describe eight subjects from two consanguineous families segregating with autosomal recessive childhood onset spastic ataxia, peripheral neuropathy and intellectual disability. The degree of intellectual disability varied from mild to severe and all four affected individuals in one family developed aggressive behavior and epilepsy. Using exome sequencing, we identified two novel truncating mutations (c.2656C>T (p.Gln886*)) and (c.4756_4760delAATCA (p.Asn1586Tyrfs*3)) in the SACS gene responsible for autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay (ARSACS)...
December 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862915/a-de-novo-missense-mutation-in-the-inositol-1-4-5-triphosphate-receptor-type-1-gene-causing-severe-pontine-and-cerebellar-hypoplasia-expanding-the-phenotype-of-itpr1-related-spinocerebellar-ataxia-s
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Tessa van Dijk, Peter Barth, Liesbeth Reneman, Bart Appelhof, Frank Baas, Bwee Tien Poll-The
We report a de novo missense mutation (c.7649T>A) in the inositol, 1,4,5 triphosphate receptor type 1 (ITPR1) gene in a patient with severe pontocerebellar hypoplasia. The mutation results in an amino acid substitution of a highly conserved isoleucine by asparagine (p. I2550N) in the transmembrane domain. Mutations and deletions of the ITPR1 gene are associated with several types of autosomal dominant spinocerebellar ataxia, varying in age of onset and severity. Patients have signs of cerebellar ataxia and at most, a mild cerebellar atrophy on MRI...
November 9, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861371/chronic-lymphocytic-inflammation-with-pontine-perivascular-enhancement-responsive-to-steroids-clippers-with-intracranial-epstein-barr-virus-infection-a-case-report
#17
Yue Ma, Xiaolong Sun, Wen Li, Yi Li, Tao Kang, Xiai Yang, Wen Jiang
BACKGROUND: Chronic lymphocytic inflammation with pontine perivascular enhancement responsive to steroids (CLIPPERS) is an inflammatory disorder in the central nervous system (CNS) with distinct clinical, radiological, and pathological features. The pathophysiology of CLIPPERS still remains unclear and the reports are quite few. Although the radiological lesions were reported to be located predominantly in the pons, brachium pontis, and cerebellum, other adjacent structures such as the white matter and spinal cord were very recently reported as involved regions in CLIPPERS...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854093/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-mimicking-brainstem-infarction-a-dilemma
#18
Tsung-Han Ho, Chia-Lin Tsai, Yaw-Don Hsu, Jiunn-Tay Lee, Fu-Chi Yang, Chia-Ching Hsu, Chun-Chieh Lin
PURPOSE: We had recently reported one case at American Journal of Emergency Medicine about centralvariant posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) in an 84-year-old woman with an initial misdiagnosis as central pontine myelinolysis (CPM). Here, we introduce another case of centralvariant PRES in a 49-year-old man mimicking as acute brainstem infarction in the cranial computed tomography (CT) findings. CASE REPORT: A 49-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department with a 5-day history of vertigo, cognitive decline, and difficulty in walking...
June 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836833/the-whole-brain-pattern-of-magnetic-susceptibility-perturbations-in-parkinson-s-disease
#19
Julio Acosta-Cabronero, Arturo Cardenas-Blanco, Matthew J Betts, Michaela Butryn, Jose P Valdes-Herrera, Imke Galazky, Peter J Nestor
Although iron-mediated oxidative stress has been proposed as a potential pathomechanism in Parkinson's disease, the global distribution of iron accumulation in Parkinson's disease has not yet been elucidated. This study used a new magnetic resonance imaging contrast, quantitative susceptibility mapping, and state-of-the-art methods to map for the first time the whole-brain landscape of magnetostatic alterations as a surrogate for iron level changes in n = 25 patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease versus n = 50 matched controls...
November 11, 2016: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818313/erythropoietin-in-the-locus-coeruleus-attenuates-the-ventilatory-response-to-co2-in-rats
#20
Carlos A Silva, Mariane C Vicente, Luana Tenorio-Lopes, Jorge Soliz, Luciane H Gargaglioni
The Locus coeruleus (LC) is a pontine area that contributes to the CO2/pH chemosensitivity. LC cells express erythropoietin (Epo) receptors (EpoR), and Epo in the brainstem is a potent normoxic and hypoxic respiratory stimulant. However, a recent study showed that the intra-cisternal injection (ICI) of Epo antagonist does not alter the hypercapnic ventilatory response in mice. As ICI leads to a widespread dispersal of the product throughout the brainstem, in this work we evaluated the specific impact of Epo in the LC-mediated ventilatory response to CO2 (by whole body plethysmography) in juvenile male Wistar rats...
November 3, 2016: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
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