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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146435/epidemiology-and-management-of-spinal-trauma-in-children-and-adolescents-under-18-years-old
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Asdrubal Falavigna, Orlando Righesso, Pedro Guarise da Silva, Felix Adolfo Sanchez Chavez, Ericson Sfreddo, Leandro Pelegrini de Almeida, Manuel Jose Valencia Carrasco, Andrei Fernandes Joaquim
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: Report the epidemiology, clinical aspects and management of spinal trauma in children and adolescents. METHODS: Multicenter study of 215 cases of spinal trauma in individuals younger than 18 years of age. All patients were submitted to preoperative and postoperative radiological and clinical evaluation. The fractures were classified according to the AOSpine fracture classification. Neurological evaluation was performed using the Frankel Scale at admission to hospital and at the last follow-up...
November 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145335/clavicle-fracture-associated-with-atlantoaxial-rotatory-displacement-type-ii-in-an-8-year-old-girl-a-case-report
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Jacek Karski, Łukasz Matuszewski, Paweł Jakubowski, Klaudia Karska, Grzegorz Kandzierski
RATIONALE: Fracture of the clavicle is a very common injury in children. However, association between clavicle fracture and atlantoaxial rotatory displacement is rarely observed. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present a case of an 8-year-old girl, who suffered a right clavicle fracture as a result of a sledge accident. Six weeks after figure of 8 casting for a right clavicle fracture, an 8-year-old girl was brought to the Pediatric Orthopedic Department due to torticollis...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145292/recurrent-spinal-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumor-with-brain-and-bone-metastases-a-case-report
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Frank Chen, Shyh-Shin Chiou, Sheng-Fung Lin, Ann-Shung Lieu, Yi-Ting Chen, Chih-Jen Huang
RATIONALE: Primary spinal primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) is relatively rare in all age groups, and the prognosis in most cases of spinal PNETs appears to be poor, with a median patient survival of 1 to 2 years. We present a case with recurrent spinal PNET with brain and bone metastases that was successfully treated by multimodality treatment. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 14-year-old teenage girl had suffered from progressive left upper back pain with bilateral lower legs weakness and numbness for 1 year...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145275/asymptomatic-syringomyelia-accompanied-with-metastatic-cerebellar-and-spinal-intramedullary-lymphoma-a-case-report
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Jia-Jia Zhou, Jin-Feng Xu, Xu-Ning Zheng, Guo-Ping Peng
RATIONALE: Asympotamic syringomyelia accompanied with metastatic cerebellar and thoracic spinal intramedullary lymphoma is rare in clinical practice. If the intramedullary lymphoma is large enough, the patient will rapidly develop neurologic signs of spinal injury. The prognosis of this type of complication is always bad. PATIENT CONCERNS: Rapid and correct diagnosis and treatment is important for metastatic extranodal lymphoma with B cell of origin. DIAGNOSES: Syringomyelia accompanied with metastatic cerebellar and thoracic spinal intramedullary lymphoma...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141312/-clinical-manifestation-and-gene-analyses-of-15-patients-with-intellectual-disability-or-developmental-delay-complicated-with-congenital-nystagmus
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Z J Gao, Q Jiang, Q Chen, K M Xu, Z Q Liu, X B Chen, X L Chen
Objective: To analyze the clinical and genetic features of 15 cases with intellectual disability or developmental delay (ID/DD) complicated with congenital nystagmus. Method: The clinical characteristics and the results of laboratory tests, images and genetics of 15 patients with ID/DD complicated with congenital nystagmus, confirmed by gene diagnosis in the Department of Neurology, Children's Hospital Affiliated to Capital Institute of Pediatrics from March 2015 to October 2016, were retrospectively analyzed...
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141310/-analysis-of-gene-mutation-of-early-onset-epileptic-spasm-with-unknown-reason
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X Yang, G Pan, W H Li, L M Zhang, B B Wu, H J Wang, P Zhang, S Z Zhou
Objective: To summarize the gene mutation of early onset epileptic spasm with unknown reason. Method: In this prospective study, data of patients with early onset epileptic spasm with unknown reason were collected from neurological department of Children's Hospital of Fudan University between March 2016 and December 2016. Patients with known disorders such as infection, metabolic, structural, immunological problems and known genetic mutations were excluded. Patients with genetic disease that can be diagnosed by clinical manifestations and phenotypic characteristics were also excluded...
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140242/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-acute-disseminated-encephalomyelitis-and-encephalitis-associated-with-zika-virus-infection-in-brazil-detection-of-viral-rna-and-isolation-of-virus-during-late-infection
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Maria Lucia Brito Ferreira, Carlos Alexandre Antunes de Brito, Álvaro José Porto Moreira, Maria Íris de Morais Machado, Adélia Henriques-Souza, Marli Tenório Cordeiro, Ernesto Torres de Azevedo Marques, Lindomar José Pena
Zika virus (ZIKV) emerged in Brazil in 2015, which was followed by an increase of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) cases. We report the epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory findings of the first six neurological cases associated with ZIKV in Brazil seen in a reference neurology hospital in Pernambuco, Brazil. In all cases, ZIKV was detected in serum and/or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples. In this case series, four cases were defined as GBS, one as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and the other as encephalitis...
November 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137923/the-pdgf-pdgfr-pathway-as-a-drug-target
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Natalia Papadopoulos, Johan Lennartsson
Platelet-derived growth factors (PDGF) promotes cell proliferation, survival and migration, primarily of cells of mesenchymal origin. Dysfunction of PDGF signaling has been observed in a wide array of pathological conditions, such as cancer, fibrosis, neurological conditions and atherosclerosis. Reported abnormalities of the PDGF pathway include overexpression or amplification of PDGF receptors (PDGFRs), gain of function point mutations or activating chromosomal translocations. Current development of therapeutic drugs often aims at producing compounds that specifically target interaction between PDGFs and their receptors by specific DNA aptamers and ligand traps, or downregulate PDGFRs with blocking antibodies, or inhibit tyrosine kinase activity of PDGFRs with small molecules...
November 11, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137084/vertebral-column-decortication-for-the-management-of-sharp-angular-spinal-deformity-in-pott-disease-case-report
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Hong-Tao Hu, Feng-Yu Liu, Jin-He Yu, Liang Ren, Zhen-Fang Gu, Xian-Ze Sun
RATIONALE: Extremely sharp angular spinal deformity of healed tuberculosis can be corrected by vertebral column resection (VCR). However, the VCR techniques have many limitations including spinal column instability, greater blood loss, and greater risk of neurologic deficit. PATIENT CONCERNS: We described a new spinal osteotomy technique to collect sharp angular spinal deformity in Pott disease. A 52-year-old woman presented with back pain and gait imbalance. DIAGNOSIS: The kyphosis of healed tuberculosis was diagnosed based on history and imaging examinations...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137054/case-report-middle-aged-woman-from-ghana-with-unsteady-gait-and-enlarging-cerebellar-mass
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Bharat Bajantri, Sindhaghatta Venkatram, Masooma Niazi, Tushi Singh, Gilda Diaz-Fuentes
RATIONALE: Neurosarcoidosis (NS) is an uncommon manifestation of systemic sarcoidosis, with a propensity for middle-agedwomen. Often discovered only at autopsy, rates of neurologic involvement (5%-10%) reported in the literature underscore a lack of sensitivity and specificity in current diagnostic methods. PATIENT CONCERNS: Herein, we describe a 53-year-old woman who presented with gait imbalance and distal extremity muscular weakness. She was known to harbor a brain mass (4 years in duration) that was monitored and recently seemed to enlarge...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137050/uncommon-cause-of-fungemia-in-a-patient-with-renal-cell-cancer-a-case-report-of-candida-lusitaniae-fungemia
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Rashmi Mishra, Paul Kelly, Omesh Toolsie, Puvvalingam Ayyadurai, Muhammad Adrish
INTRODUCTION: We present an interesting case of Candida lusitaniae infection in a patient diagnosed with renal clear cell carcinoma.An 82-year-old male presented with worsening back pain for 1 week. Physical examination including neurologic examination was normal. A computed tomography scan of the abdomen revealed a mass in the right upper pole of the kidney suggestive of a renal neoplasm. Pathology from a percutaneous biopsy of the kidney revealed clear cell carcinoma. During his hospitalization the patient developed fungemia due to C lusitaniae...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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/29136121/mechanical-thrombectomy-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-secondary-to-infective-endocarditis
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Juan Ambrosioni, Xabier Urra, Marta Hernández-Meneses, Manel Almela, Carlos Falces, Adrian Tellez, Eduard Quintana, David Fuster, Elena Sandoval, Barbara Vidal, Jose M Tolosana, Asunción Moreno, Angel Chamorro, José M Miró
Intravenous thrombolysis is contraindicated in acute ischemic stroke secondary to infective endocarditis. We report our initial experience of six cases with proximal vessel occlusion treated with mechanical thrombectomy. It was safe (no bleeding) and effective (significant, early neurological improvement) and might therefore be useful in this clinical setting.
November 9, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135528/postoperative-harlequin-syndrome-case-report-of-a-rare-but-clinically-striking-condition
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Ashley T Kydes, Ashley M Kelley, Samir R Pandya, Samuel M Barst
We present a case of a 2-year-old boy who underwent thoracoscopic resection of a left paraspinal mediastinal mass and developed Harlequin syndrome postoperatively. Harlequin syndrome is a rare neurological condition characterized by unilateral hyperhidrosis and erythema of the head and neck. Our discussion highlights this condition and other differential diagnoses that may present similarly in the postoperative period.
November 9, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133821/incidence-of-asymptomatic-neurosyphilis-in-serofast-chinese-syphilis-patients
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Sheng Nan Cai, Jing Long, Chen Chen, Gang Wan, Wen Hui Lun
More new diagnosed syphilis cases were reported in china, the incidence and relevant factors of asymptomatic neurosyphilis (ANS) in serofast syphilis patients were unclear. Clinical and laboratory data of 402 Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) negative, serofast syphilis patients, who underwent lumbar puncture at the Peking University Ditan Teaching Hospital between September 2008 and August 2016, were collected. Incidence of ANS was verified and the relevant factors were further analyzed. According to the ANS criteria, 139 (34...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133004/neuroendoscopic-treatment-of-cystic-craniopharyngiomas-a-case-series-with-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Liverana Lauretti, Francois Yves Legninda Sop, Roberto Pallini, Eduardo Fernandez, Quintino Giorgio D'Alessandris
BACKGROUND: Total removal of craniopharyngiomas is burdened by high morbidity. In cases of a cystic or mixed craniopharyngioma, when the symptoms are caused by the cystic component of the tumor, a less invasive surgical approach aiming at cyst drainage may be recommended. Here we report our experience with intraventricular neuroendoscopy, describing our clear-cut surgical technique, and analyzing results in the context of literature data. METHODS: We reviewed the clinical data of 8 consecutive adult patients affected by cystic or mixed craniopharyngioma that were treated with intraventricular neuroendoscopy at our Institution in the last decade...
November 10, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133003/atlantooccipital-rotatory-dislocation-a-case-report-and-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Luis A Robles, Greg M Mundis, Abel Cuevas-Solórzano
BACKGROUND: Atlanto-occipital rotatory dislocation (AORD) has been rarely reported in the literature; for this reason, the clinical-radiological characteristics of this injury are not well described. METHODS: The authors describe the case of a 67 years old male who sustained a cervical spine trauma. He only referred neck pain and was neurologically intact. The CT scan showed a rotatory displacement of the atlanto-occipital joints (AOJs) associated with a widened condylar-C1 interval; in addition, the MRI revealed injuries to the stabilizing ligaments of this area...
November 10, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131652/novel-homozygous-lrp5-mutations-in-mexican-patients-with-osteoporosis-pseudoglioma-syndrome
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Mirena C Astiazarán, María Cervantes-Sodi, Erick Rebolledo-Enríquez, Oscar Chacón-Camacho, Vanessa Villegas, Juan Carlos Zenteno
AIMS: Osteoporosis-pseudoglioma syndrome (OPPG) is an uncommon autosomal recessive disorder characterized by the rare association of early-onset osteoporosis and severe ocular abnormalities such as persistent fetal vasculature and microphthalmia. Biallelic mutations in the low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein-5 gene (LRP5) have been associated with OPPG. We present clinical and genetic data of three Mexican OPPG patients, a pair of sibs, and a sporadic case. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three patients underwent clinical examination, including a complete ophthalmic evaluation...
November 13, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131369/photobiomodulation-for-traumatic-brain-injury-and-stroke
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REVIEW
Michael R Hamblin
There is a notable lack of therapeutic alternatives for what is fast becoming a global epidemic of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Photobiomodulation (PBM) employs red or near-infrared (NIR) light (600-1100nm) to stimulate healing, protect tissue from dying, increase mitochondrial function, improve blood flow, and tissue oxygenation. PBM can also act to reduce swelling, increase antioxidants, decrease inflammation, protect against apoptosis, and modulate microglial activation state. All these mechanisms of action strongly suggest that PBM delivered to the head should be beneficial in cases of both acute and chronic TBI...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131135/interhemispheric-and-infratentorial-subdural-empyema-with-preseptal-cellulitis-as-complications-of-sinusitis-a-case-report
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Muhammad Reza Arifianto, Achmad Zuhro Ma'ruf, Arie Ibrahim, Abdul Hafid Bajamal
Intracranial complications of paranasal sinusitis have become rare due to the use of antibiotics nowadays. However, several cases have been reported due the ability of paranasal sinusitis to cause serious complications. Once the infection spreads over the cranial structure, it could infect the orbits, underlying bones, meninges, adjacent veins, and brain. Subdural empyema is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication following paranasal sinusitis and should be considered as a neurological emergency...
November 11, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
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