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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643715/microstructure-changes-of-occipital-white-matter-are-responsible-for-visual-problems-in-the-3-4-year-old-very-low-birth-weight-children
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Anna Lesniak, Izabela Herman-Sucharska, Małgorzata Klimek, Paulina Karcz, Anna Kubatko-Zielińska, Magdalena Nitecka, Grażyna Dutkowska, Bożena Romanowska-Dixon, Przemko Kwinta
PURPOSE: The main aim of the study was to evaluate which factors affect the long-time visual function in preterm children, whether it is prematurity or retinopathy of prematurity or perhaps disturbances in the visual pathway. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-eight children with mean birth weight 1016 g (range 520-1500 g) were evaluated at mean age 48 months (range 42-54 months). All children underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies, visual evoked potentials (VEPs), and the Developmental Test of Visual Perception (DTVP)...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636141/binocular-facilitation-of-cone-specific-visual-evoked-potentials-in-colour-deficiency
#2
Jeff Rabin, Andrew Kryder, Dan Lam
BACKGROUND: Neural compensatory mechanisms have been proposed, which preserve the binocular visual field in glaucoma, as well as cognition in Alzheimer's disease and motor function in Parkinson's disease. It is conceivable that comparable mechanisms operate to preserve function in congenital and/or dystrophic disease. In hereditary colour vision deficiency (CVD), we observed significant facilitation in the amplitude of the binocular cone-specific visual evoked potential (VEP) compared to the monocular amplitude for the cone type corresponding to the CVD...
June 21, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626779/optical-coherence-tomography-and-visual-evoked-potentials-in-pediatric-ms
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Amy T Waldman, Grant T Liu, Amy M Lavery, Geraldine Liu, William Gaetz, Tomas S Aleman, Brenda L Banwell
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relative ability of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and pattern-reversal visual evoked potentials (pVEPs) to detect visual pathway involvement in pediatric-onset MS. METHODS: Pediatric-onset MS participants (onset <18 years) and healthy controls (HCs) underwent OCT (Cirrus HD-OCT) and pVEPs. Retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), ganglion cell layer to inner plexiform layer (GCL-IPL), and P100 pVEP latency were measured. Generalized estimating equation models were used to compare the groups, adjusting for age and intereye correlations...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612321/the-changing-shape-of-the-iscev-standard-pattern-onset-vep
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Dorothy A Thompson, Dennis M Fritsch, Sharon E Hardy
PURPOSE: Pattern onset VEPs do not always show distinct C1-C2-C3 peaks and troughs. Our purpose was to study changes in pattern onset VEP with age to determine when the illustrated ISCEV standard onset VEP waveform can be reliably recorded. METHODS: We recorded pattern onset VEPs from an Oz electrode referred to mid-frontal electrode according to ISCEV standards by presenting checks of 60' and 15' side length in a 15° field. Twenty-four adults aged 20-63 years participated...
June 13, 2017: Documenta Ophthalmologica. Advances in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587604/kcnj11-abcc8-and-tcf7l2-polymorphisms-and-the-response-to-sulfonylurea-treatment-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-bioinformatics-assessment
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Jingwen Song, Yunzhong Yang, Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, Yu-Ping Wang, Tianhua Niu
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a worldwide epidemic with considerable health and economic consequences. Sulfonylureas are widely used drugs for the treatment of patients with T2D. KCNJ11 and ABCC8 encode the Kir6.2 (pore-forming subunit) and SUR1 (regulatory subunit that binds to sulfonylurea) of pancreatic β cell KATP channel respectively with a critical role in insulin secretion and glucose homeostasis. TCF7L2 encodes a transcription factor expressed in pancreatic β cells that regulates insulin production and processing...
June 6, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570867/evoked-potentials-recorded-during-routine-eeg-predict-outcome-after-perinatal-asphyxia
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Päivi Nevalainen, Viviana Marchi, Marjo Metsäranta, Tuula Lönnqvist, Sanna Toiviainen-Salo, Sampsa Vanhatalo, Leena Lauronen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the added value of somatosensory (SEPs) and visual evoked potentials (VEPs) recorded simultaneously with routine EEG in early outcome prediction of newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy under modern intensive care. METHODS: We simultaneously recorded multichannel EEG, median nerve SEPs, and flash VEPs during the first few postnatal days in 50 term newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. EEG background was scored into five grades and the worst two grades were considered to indicate poor cerebral recovery...
July 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560498/gender-based-normative-values-for-pattern-reversal-and-flash-visually-evoked-potentials-under-binocular-and-monocular-stimulation-in-healthy-adults
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Patrícia de Freitas Dotto, Adriana Berezovsky, Paula Yuri Sacai, Daniel Martins Rocha, Solange Rios Salomão
PURPOSE: To determine gender-based normative values for pattern-reversal (PR) and flash (F) visually evoked potentials (VEP) under binocular and monocular stimulation in healthy adults. METHODS: Healthy adults (age ≥18 years) were recruited among university employees and students. Inclusion criteria were absence of abnormalities in fundoscopy, tracking ability, stereopsis and pupillary reflexes; best-corrected visual acuity ≤.00 logMAR; and refractive error (spherical equivalent) from -6...
May 30, 2017: Documenta Ophthalmologica. Advances in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553598/visual-evoked-potentials-in-overt-hypothyroid-patients-before-and-after-achievement-of-euthyroidism
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Aprajita, Geetanjali Sharma, Sameer Aggarwal
BACKGROUND: Visual evoked potential (VEP) measures the time taken for visual stimulus to travel from the eye to the occipital cortex. Hypothyroidism affects the central nervous system (CNS) through its role in gene expression, myelin production, axonal transportation, and neurotransmitters. Delay in the conduction of impulses results in abnormal VEP. OBJECTIVE: Correlate the electrophysiological findings of VEP in newly diagnosed treatment-naive hypothyroid patients before and after 3 months of treatment and to find the correlation with serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553216/autistic-children-show-a-surprising-relationship-between-global-visual-perception-non-verbal-intelligence-and-visual-parvocellular-function-not-seen-in-typically-developing-children
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Alyse C Brown, David P Crewther
Despite much current research into the visual processing style of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), understanding of the neural mechanisms is lagging, especially with respect to the contributions of the overlapping dichotomies of magnocellular/parvocellular (afferent neural pathways), global/local (perception) and dorsal/ventral (cortical streams). Here, we addressed this deficiency by measuring inspection times (ITs) for novel global/local stimuli as well as recording nonlinear visually evoked potentials (VEPs), in particular, magnocellular and parvocellular temporal efficiencies...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539242/manganese-enhanced-mr-imaging-memri-combined-with-electrophysiology-in-the-study-of-cross-modal-plasticity-in-binocularly-blind-rats
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Zuohua Tang, Lingjie Wu, Zebin Xiao, Xinghuai Sun, Xiaoyuan Feng, Qian Chen, Jiawen Fan, Jie Wang, Wentao Wang, Jianfeng Luo, Lixin Jin
Our study aimed to determine and verify the establishment of visual to auditory cross-modal plasticity using manganese-enhanced MR imaging (MEMRI) combined with examinations of the visual evoked potential (VEP), auditory brainstem response (ABR) and bilateral visual cortex response to a bilateral auditory stimulus (AVR). Fourteen healthy male Sprague-Dawley newborn rats were randomly divided into 2 groups (n=7 per group). Optic nerve transection was performed in the 7 rats of Group A three weeks after birth to obtain binocularly blind models, and the 7 rats of Group B were maintained as the control group...
May 21, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531809/multifocal-visual-evoked-potentials-in-optic-neuritis-and-multiple-sclerosis-a-review
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REVIEW
Gorm Pihl-Jensen, Mathias Falck Schmidt, Jette Lautrup Frederiksen
Multifocal visual evoked potential (mf-VEP) represents a new approach to the classical full field (ff-)VEP with separate responses from up to 60 sectors of the visual field. A thorough literature survey of the use of mf-VEP in optic neuritis (ON) and multiple sclerosis (MS) is presented (38 published studies were retrieved). Mf-VEP provides direct topographical information of specific lesions and facilitates investigations on structural-functional correlations thus providing new methods for exploring the interplay between demyelination, atrophy and remyelination in MS...
July 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528738/our-initial-experience-with-ventriculo-epiplooic-shunt-in-treatment-of-hydrocephalus-in-two-centers
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Valentin Titus Grigorean, Aurelia Mihaela Sandu, Mihai Popescu, Ioan Stefan Florian, Cristian Dumitru Lupascu, Corina Lupascu Ursulescu
INTRODUCTION: Hydrocephalus represents impairment in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dynamics. If the treatment of hydrocephalus is considered difficult, the repeated revisions of ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunts are even more challenging. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to evaluate the efficiency of ventriculo-epiplooic (VEp) shunt as a feasible alternative in hydrocephalic patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A technical modification regarding the insertion of peritoneal catheter was imagined: midline laparotomy 8-10cm long was performed in order to open the peritoneal cavity; the great omentum was dissected between its two layers; we placed the distal end of the catheter between the two epiplooic layers; a fenestration of 4cm in diameter into the visceral layer was also performed...
May 11, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527030/intravitreal-erythropoietin-injection-in-late-stage-optic-neuropathy-a-safety-study-on-human
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Ugur Acar, Bekir Kucuk, Mehmet Koray Sevinc, Seckin Aykas, Mesut Erdurmus, Gungor Sobaci
AIM: To evaluate the whether intravitreal erythropoietin (EPO) administration has any beneficial or adverse effect in patients with late-stage optic neuropathy (ON) or not. METHODS: The study examined 16 eyes of 16 patients who had late-stage ON and ≥1/20 best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) in their affected eye. There were nonarteritic ischemic ON in 10 (62.5%) eyes, traumatic ON in 4 (25.0%) eyes and methanol-induced ON in 2 (12.5%) eyes. Using pars plana approach, 2000 IU/0...
May 19, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523237/evoked-potential-changes-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Chunyan Liu, Yaping Zhang, Weiguo Tang, Binda Wang, Bona Wang, Songbin He
OBJECTIVE: Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) may have sensory dysfunction, and it can be more easily demonstrated through electrophysiologic testing. We aimed to explore whether the impairment of brainstem visual and auditory passageway exists in PD patients using visual evoked potential (VEP) and brainstem auditory evoked potential (BAEP) examinations. METHODS: Forty-two PD cases and thirty controls participated in the study. All subjects underwent the VEP and BAEP examinations...
May 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514317/impact-of-age-on-short-term-outcomes-of-liver-surgery-lessons-learned-in-10-years-experience-in-a-tertiary-referral-hepato-pancreato-biliary-center
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Andrea Ruzzenente, Simone Conci, Andrea Ciangherotti, Tommaso Campagnaro, Alessandro Valdegamberi, Francesca Bertuzzo, Fabio Bagante, Guido Mantovani, Michela De Angelis, Adriano E Dorna, Marco Piccino, Corrado Pedrazzani, Alfredo Guglielmi, Calogero Iacono
We investigate the surgical outcomes of patients undergoing hepatectomy according to different age intervals, identify the clinical factors related to surgical outcomes, and propose clinical risk scores for severe morbidity and mortality based on the clinical factors.Eight hundred three patients undergoing liver resection were divided into 3 groups: young patients (YP), <65 years (n = 387), elderly patients (EP), from 65 to 74 years (n = 279); very-elderly patients (VEP), ≥75 years (n = 137)...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503425/neuroprotective-effects-of-gypenosides-in-experimental-autoimmune-optic-neuritis
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Hong-Kan Zhang, Yuan Ye, Zhen-Ni Zhao, Kai-Jun Li, Yi Du, Qiu-Ming Hu, Jian-Feng He
AIM: To determine whether gypenosides have protective effects in experimental autoimmune optic neuritis (EAON). METHODS: Mice were randomly divided into seven groups: control group, model group, three different density gypenosides monotherapy, methylprednisolone monotherapy, combination of gypenosides and methylprednisolone group. The control group was subcutaneously injected with oil emulsion adjuvant and all other groups were subcutaneously immunized with an emulsified mixture of myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) 35-55 peptide to induce EAON...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503341/peripheral-and-central-nervous-system-involvement-in-recently-diagnosed-cases-of-hypothyroidism-an-electrophysiological-study
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N Gupta, M Arora, R Sharma, K S Arora
BACKGROUND: Hypothyroidism, one of the most common endocrine disorders, may induce neurological abnormalities at an early stage of the disease. AIM: The study was designed to assess the electrophysiological alterations of some selected variables of nerve conduction, brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs), and visual evoked potentials (VEPs) in hypothyroid patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Sixty patients of newly diagnosed hypothyroidism and an equal number of age-matched controls were selected for the study...
September 2016: Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487376/visual-and-ocular-motor-function-in-the-atypical-form-of-neurodegeneration-with-brain-iron-accumulation-type-i
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Joana Jesus-Ribeiro, Cláudia Farinha, Margarida Amorim, Anabela Matos, Aldina Reis, João Lemos, Miguel Castelo-Branco, Cristina Januário
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA) type I is a rare disease that can be divided into a classical or atypical variant, according to age of onset and clinical pattern. Neuro-ophthalmological involvement has been documented in the classical variant but only anecdotically in the atypical variant. We sought to describe the visual and ocular motor function in patients with atypical form of NBIA type I. METHODS: Cross-sectional study, including patients with genetically confirmed NBIA type I and classified as atypical variant, who underwent ophthalmological examination with best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), optical coherence tomography (OCT), fundus autofluorescence (FAF), electroretinography (ERG), visual evoked potentials (VEP) and video-oculography...
May 9, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474167/effects-of-stimulus-size-and-contrast-on-the-initial-primary-visual-cortical-response-in-humans
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Nigel Gebodh, M Isabel Vanegas, Simon P Kelly
Decades of intracranial electrophysiological investigation into the primary visual cortex (V1) have produced many fundamental insights into the computations carried out in low-level visual circuits of the brain. Some of the most important work has been simply concerned with the precise measurement of neural response variations as a function of elementary stimulus attributes such as contrast and size. Surprisingly, such simple but fundamental characterization of V1 responses has not been carried out in human electrophysiology...
May 4, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456889/childhood-hereditary-ataxias-experience-from-a-tertiary-referral-university-hospital-in-turkey
#20
Elif Acar Arslan, Rahşan Göçmen, Kader Karlı Oğuz, Gökçen Düzgün Konuşkan, Esra Serdaroğlu, Haluk Topaloğlu, Meral Topçu
Hereditary ataxias are a group of genetic disorders that are progressive and heterogeneous. The purpose of this study was to develop a practical and time-efficient approach to diagnosing childhood hereditary ataxias by analyzing characteristics and final diagnosis at a tertiary referral clinic for pediatric neurology. 196 patients admitted to the pediatric neurology department were included. The medical records were examined for demographic features, neurological, laboratory, electrophysiological, cranial imaging, and pathological findings, and for genetic studies...
April 29, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
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