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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765192/pinch-aperture-proprioception-reliability-and-feasibility-study
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Abdalghani Yahya, Timothy von Behren, Shira Levine, Marcio Dos Santos
[Purpose] To establish the reliability and feasibility of a novel pinch aperture device to measure proprioceptive joint position sense. [Subjects and Methods] Reliability of the pinch aperture device was assessed in 21 healthy subjects. Following familiarization with a 15° target position of the index finger and thumb, subjects performed 5 trials in which they attempted to actively reproduce the target position without visual feedback. This procedure was repeated at a testing session on a separate date, and the between-session intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) was calculated...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760923/finger-drop-sign-characteristic-pattern-of-distal-weakness-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Yong Chuan Chee, Beng Hooi Ong
Guillain-Barré Syndrome is an acquired acute autoimmune polyradiculoneuropathy that commonly presents with limb weakness and occasional cranial nerve, respiratory and autonomic involvement. Although the classic description of Guillain-Barré Syndrome is that of a demyelinating neuropathy with ascending weakness, predominant bilateral finger drop as presenting feature has rarely been reported. A characteristic pattern of weakness involving the extensor components of the fingers known as "finger drop sign" has been first described to be specific in acute motor axonal neuropathy form of Guillain-Barré Syndrome in the literature...
2018: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755824/olfactory-neuroblastoma-a-rare-cause-of-external-ophthalmoplegia-proptosis-and-compressive-optic-neuropathy
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Ömer Kartı, Mehmet Özgür Zengin, Ozan Çelik, Taşkın Tokat, Tuncay Küsbeci
Olfactory neuroblastoma (ONB), which is a neuroectodermal tumor of the nasal cavity, is a rare and locally aggressive malignancy that may invade the orbit via local destruction. In this study, we report a patient with proptosis, external ophthalmoplegia, and compressive optic neuropathy caused by ONB. A detailed clinical examination including ocular imaging and histopathological studies were performed. The 62-year-old female patient presented to our clinic with complaints of proptosis and visual deterioration in the left eye...
April 2018: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750122/analysis-of-visual-field-defects-obtained-with-semiautomated-kinetic-perimetry-in-patients-with-leber-hereditary-optic-neuropathy
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Katarzyna Nowomiejska, Agnieszka Kiszka, Edyta Koman-Wierdak, Katarzyna Tonska, Ryszard Maciejewski, Anselm G Jünemann, Robert Rejdak
Purpose: To analyse visual field (VF) defects obtained using semiautomated kinetic perimetry (SKP) in patients suffering from Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON). Methods: Twenty-two eyes of eleven consecutive LHON male patients with confirmed mitochondrial 11778G>A DNA mutation were prospectively examined with the V4e stimulus of SKP in both eyes. The mean time after the onset of LHON was one year. The area of obtained isopters was measured in square degrees (deg2 )...
2018: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732441/quantitative-oct-angiography-evaluation-of-peripapillary-retinal-circulation-after-plaque-brachytherapy
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Alison H Skalet, Liang Liu, Christina Binder, Audra K Miller, Jie Wang, David J Wilson, Richard Crilly, Charles R Thomas, Arthur Y Hung, David Huang, Yali Jia
Objective: To study peripapillary retinal capillary circulation in eyes treated with I-125 plaque brachytherapy for uveal melanoma using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). Design: Cross-sectional study of 10 subjects imaged with OCTA prior to uveal melanoma treatment and 15 subjects imaged after development of radiation retinopathy and/or optic neuropathy. Participants: Following IRB approval, subjects were enrolled from an academic ocular oncology clinical practice...
March 2018: Ophthalmology retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716788/aquaporin-4-and-myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein-autoantibody-status-predict-outcome-of-recurrent-optic-neuritis
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Jiraporn Jitprapaikulsan, John J Chen, Eoin P Flanagan, W Oliver Tobin, Jim P Fryer, Brian G Weinshenker, Andrew McKeon, Vanda A Lennon, Jacqueline A Leavitt, Jan-Mendelt Tillema, Claudia Lucchinetti, B Mark Keegan, Orhun Kantarci, Cheryl Khanna, Sarah M Jenkins, Grant M Spears, Jessica Sagan, Sean J Pittock
PURPOSE: To determine the aquaporin-4 and myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) immunoglobulin G (IgG) serostatus and visual outcomes in patients with recurrent optic neuritis (rON) initially seeking treatment. DESIGN: Cross-sectional cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: The study identified patients by searching the Mayo Clinic computerized central diagnostic index (January 2000-March 2017). The 246 eligible patients fulfilled the following criteria: (1) initially seeking treatment for at least 2 consecutive episodes of optic neuritis (ON) and (2) serum available for testing...
April 28, 2018: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614623/ring-finger-sensorial-conduction-studies-in-grading-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-part-ii
#7
Murat Alemdar
BACKGROUND: Comparison of sensory conduction of median nerve (MN) with the one of ulnar nerve (UN) over writs-to-ring finger (RF) segment is useful in electrodiagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). However, there is not any consensus regarding the usage of this technique in grading of CTS. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the hands of CTS with elicitable MN sensory responses on index finger, but not on RF (non-respondings) compose a more severe electrophysiologic grade than the hands with elicitable responses on both fingers (respondings)...
March 23, 2018: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560766/postoperative-pain-and-neuropathy-after-caesarean-operation-featuring-blunt-or-sharp-opening-of-the-fascia-a-randomised-parallel-group-double-blind-study
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Fatma Yazici Yilmaz, Begum Aydogan Mathyk, Serhat Yildiz, Nefise Nazli Yenigul, Ceren Saglam
The purpose of this study was to compare postoperative pain and neuropathy after primary caesarean sections with either blunt or sharp fascial expansions. A total of 123 women undergoing primary caesarean sections were included in the study. The sharp group had 61 patients, and the blunt group had 62. In the sharp group, the fascia was incised sharply and extended using scissors. In blunt group, the fascia was bluntly opened by lateral finger-pulling. The primary outcome was postoperative pain. The long-term chronic pain scores were significantly lower in the blunt group during mobilisation (p = ...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506771/electrophysiologic-features-of-radial-neuropathy-in-childhood-and-adolescence
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Ioannis Karakis, Sofia Georghiou, H Royden Jones, Basil T Darras, Peter B Kang
BACKGROUND: We analyzed the clinical and electrophysiologic patterns of nerve injury in pediatric patients with radial neuropathy. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of 19 children and adolescents with radial neuropathy. RESULTS: The mean subject age was 12 years (range one month to 19 years), 56% were female, and 53% had traumatic etiologies. Weakness in the finger and wrist extensors was the prevailing complaint (82%). Predominant localization was at the posterior interosseous nerve (37%), followed by the radial nerve below the spiral groove (32%), the radial nerve at the spiral groove (26%), and the radial nerve above the spiral groove (5%)...
April 2018: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29492117/the-effect-of-hand-exercise-on-reducing-the-symptoms-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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Seher Ünver, Neriman Akyolcu
Context: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common peripheral neuropathies, and there is no consensus on the preferred method of treatment. Aims: The aim of this study is to determine the effects of hand exercise performed with a ball on symptoms and to evaluate the results in hemodialysis (HD) patients with CTS. Settings and Design: This study was conducted in patients with HD who were treated in dialysis centers and state hospitals in Turkey between 2011 and 2012...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440755/neuropathic-morc2-mutations-perturb-ghkl-atpase-dimerization-dynamics-and-epigenetic-silencing-by-multiple-structural-mechanisms
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Christopher H Douse, Stuart Bloor, Yangci Liu, Maria Shamin, Iva A Tchasovnikarova, Richard T Timms, Paul J Lehner, Yorgo Modis
Missense mutations in MORC2 cause neuropathies including spinal muscular atrophy and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. We recently identified MORC2 as an effector of epigenetic silencing by the human silencing hub (HUSH). Here we report the biochemical and cellular activities of MORC2 variants, alongside crystal structures of wild-type and neuropathic forms of a human MORC2 fragment comprising the GHKL-type ATPase module and CW-type zinc finger. This fragment dimerizes upon binding ATP and contains a hinged, functionally critical coiled-coil insertion absent in other GHKL ATPases...
February 13, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429014/intrasynovial-spindle-cell-lipoma-of-the-deep-flexor-of-the-middle-finger-causing-intermittent-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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A Vidoni, M Shrivastava, Rajesh Botchu
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) represents the most common entrapment neuropathy of the upper extremity. Intermittent CTS has been reported in the surgical literature and usually, related to masses associated to flexor tendons. We describe a patient with an intrasynovial lipoma involving the deep flexor of the middle finger causing intermittent CTS and snapping on flexion-extension.
February 10, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390337/linezolid-associated-optic-neuropathy-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-mycobacterium-nonchromogenicum-a-case-report
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Napoleón González Saldaña, Diego Mauricio Galvis Trujillo, Ana Maria Borbolla Pertierra, Ana Ivette Mondragón Pineda, Hugo Juárez Olguín
BACKGROUND: Toxic optic neuropathies are alterations of the optic nerve and can be caused by environmental, pharmacological, or nutritional agents. CASE: It is about a 7-year-old male patient, a native of the State of Mexico, Mexico who was diagnosed with cervical mycobacterial lymphadenitis that required management with linezolid. OBSERVATIONS: After 7 months of treatment, visual acuity of the left eye decreased and was accompanied by headache...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383291/orbital-apex-metastasis-from-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-acute-loss-of-vision-and-subsequent-recovery-with-the-radiation
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Lauren Crawford, Sanjeev Sharma
Orbital apex metastasis from adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is rare. We present a patient with known metastatic ACC presented with a rapidly declining vision with visual acuity oculus dexter (OD) equal to counting fingers at two feet. On imaging, she was found to have a right orbital apex tumor causing compressive optic neuropathy. She received the intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). After completion of the therapy, she had regained essentially a full vision with visual acuity OD of 20/30 without corrective lenses...
November 22, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303386/visual-prognosis-in-compressive-optic-neuropathy-secondary-to-sphenoid-sinus-mucocele-a-systematic-review
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Emily Li, Martha A Howard, Eugenia M Vining, Richard D Becker, Jonathan Silbert, Robert L Lesser
Sphenoid sinus mucoceles (SSMs) are rare, benign lesions that can expand, often presenting with ocular symptoms-decreased vision, diplopia, visual field defects, proptosis, and external ophthalmoplegia. Reported cases are few, visual compromise varies, and factors affecting visual prognosis are poorly characterized. We investigate whether prompt surgical intervention (within 2 weeks of visual symptom onset) affects best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) regained in patients with vision loss secondary to compressive SSM...
January 5, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280766/optic-nerve-avulsion-after-finger-poke-injury
#16
Tapan P Patel, Erica L Archer, Jonathan D Trobe
We present a case of optic nerve avulsion as a result of finger-poke injury to the eye. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography demonstrated a plunging cup indicative of the avulsion, a finding not previously described. Optic nerve avulsion is a form of anterior indirect traumatic optic neuropathy evoked by a sudden severe rotation at the junction of the optic nerve and globe induced, in this case, by penetration of the finger into the nasal orbit.
March 2018: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234455/vibration-thresholds-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-assessed-by-multiple-frequency-vibrometry-a-case-control-study
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Magnus Flondell, Birgitta Rosén, Gert Andersson, Tommy Schyman, Lars B Dahlin, Anders Björkman
Background: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common compression neuropathy, but there is no gold standard for establishing the diagnosis. The ability to feel vibrations in the fingertips is dependent on the function in cutaneous receptors and afferent nerves. Our aim was to investigate vibration perception thresholds (VPTs) in patients with CTS using multi-frequency vibrometry. Methods: Sixty-six patients (16 men and 50 women) with CTS, diagnosed from clinical signs and by electroneurography, and 66 matched healthy controls were investigated with multi-frequency vibrometry...
2017: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202988/mobile-phone-generated-vibrations-used-to-detect-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
#18
Jonathan David May, Matthew William John Morris
BACKGROUND: In the current United Kingdom population the incidence of diabetic peripheral neuropathy is increasing. The presence of diabetic neuropathy affects decision making and treatment options. This study seeks to evaluate if the vibrations generated from a mobile phone can be used to screen patients for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. METHODS: This study comprised of 61 patients; a control group of 21 patients; a lower limb injury group of 19 patients; a diabetic peripheral neuropathy group of 21 patients...
December 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185830/median-nerve-injury-after-removal-of-subdermal-implantable-contraceptive
#19
Joani M Christensen, Nicholas M Caggiano, Aviram M Giladi, Matthew L Iorio
BACKGROUND: Subdermal implantable contraceptives are highly effective, approved in over 60 countries, and used by millions of women. Due to simple insertion and removal protocols, these procedures are often performed in the outpatient clinic setting, and procedural complications are rare. However, given the location of the implant in the medial antebrachial interval, there is a risk of neurovascular injury, especially with malpositioned or deeply placed implants. METHODS: We present a case of proximal median nerve injury leading to severe neuropathy after attempted removal of a subdermal implantable contraceptive requiring neurolysis and tendon transfers...
November 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137727/the-quantitative-evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-the-forces-applied-to-the-palm-and-carpal-tunnel-pressure
#20
Kazutoshi Kubo, Yu-Shiuan Cheng, Boran Zhou, Kai-Nan An, Steven L Moran, Peter C Amadio, Xiaoming Zhang, Chunfeng Zhao
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy occurring in upper limbs. The etiology, however, has not been fully understood yet. Median nerve could be compressed by either increase of carpal tunnel pressure (CTP) or direct impingement when it is forced toward to carpal ligament especially in wrist flexion leading to CTS development. Thus, the increase of carpal tunnel pressure is considered an important role in CTS development. It has been identified that forces applied to the palm would affect the CTP...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
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