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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667944/proximal-muscle-weakness-with-overlying-hypokalemic-periodic-paralysis-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-report-of-6-cases
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Vimal K Paliwal, Anmol Singh Rai, Surendra Kumar, Ritu Verma, Vikas Agarwal
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April 5, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667376/tick-paralysis
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Karol Borawski, Sławomir Pancewicz, Piotr Czupryna, Joanna Zajkowska, Anna Moniuszko-Malinowska
Tick paralysis is caused by neurotoxins secreted by adult female ticks, primarily in North America and on the east coast of Australia. Sporadic illness is also recorded in Europe and Africa. In the European countries, including Poland, there are 6 species of ticks capable of causing tick paralysis. The disease occurs in people of all ages, but is most commonly diagnosed in children under 8 years of age. Paralysis can take different forms - from rare isolated cranial nerve infections to quadriplegia and respiratory muscles paralysis...
2018: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665890/a-novel-technique-to-identify-the-nerve-of-origin-in-head-and-neck-schwannomas
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H H Ching, A G Spinner, N H Reeve, R C Wang
OBJECTIVE: Identifying the nerve of origin in head and neck schwannomas is a diagnostic challenge. Surgical management leads to a risk of permanent deficit. Accurate identification of the nerve would improve operative planning and patient counselling. METHODS: Three patients with head and neck schwannomas underwent a diagnostic procedure hypothesised to identify the nerve of origin. The masses were infiltrated with 1 per cent lidocaine solution, and the patients were observed for neurological deficits...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665641/evaluation-of-the-toxicity-of-colocasia-esculenta-aracaceae-preliminary-study-of-leaves-infected-by-phytophthora-colocasiae-on-wistar-albinos-rats
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Doriane Camille Nyonseu Nzebang, Marie Ide Ngaha Njila, Emma Fortune Bend, Pierre Claver Oundoum Oundoum, Brice Landry Koloko, Calvin Bogning Zangueu, Philippe Belle Ekedi, Modeste Sameza, Dieudonné Massoma Lembè
This study was designed to investigate the acute and subacute toxicity of the aqueous extract from colocasia esculenta (CE) leaves infected by Phytophthora colocsiae (PC) in rats. Toxicity of the aqueous extract was evaluated in both male and female wistar rats after a single administration (Acute model) and during 21 days (subacute model). Acute administration of the extract up to a dose 4000 mg/kg did not induce treatment related signs of toxicity or mortality of any rat tested. Therefore, LD50 was estimated to be more than 4000 mg/kg...
March 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664942/dietary-cyanogen-exposure-and-early-child-neurodevelopment-an-observational-study-from-the-democratic-republic-of-congo
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Espérance Kashala-Abotnes, Marie-Thérèse Sombo, Daniel L Okitundu, Marcel Kunyu, Guy Bumoko Makila-Mabe, Thorkild Tylleskär, Alla Sikorskii, Jean-Pierre Banea, Dieudonné Mumba Ngoyi, Désiré Tshala-Katumbay, Michael J Boivin
BACKGROUND: Dietary cyanogen exposure from ingesting bitter (toxic) cassava as a main source of food in sub-Saharan Africa is related to neurological impairments in sub-Saharan Africa. We explored possible association with early child neurodevelopmental outcomes. METHODS: We undertook a cross-sectional neurodevelopmental assessment of 12-48 month-old children using the Mullen Scale of Early Learning (MSEL) and the Gensini Gavito Scale (GGS). We used the Hopkins Symptoms Checklist-10 (HSCL-10) and Goldberg Depression Anxiety Scale (GDAS) to screen for symptoms of maternal depression-anxiety...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664365/human-usutu-virus-infection-with-atypical-neurologic-presentation-montpellier-france-2016
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Yannick Simonin, Olivier Sillam, Marie J Carles, Serafin Gutierrez, Patricia Gil, Orianne Constant, Marie F Martin, Gilda Girard, Philippe Van de Perre, Sara Salinas, Isabelle Leparc-Goffart, Vincent Foulongne
Infection with Usutu virus (USUV) has been recently associated with neurologic disorders, such as encephalitis or meningoencephalitis, in humans. These findings indicate that USUV is a potential health threat. We report an acute human infection with USUV in France putatively associated with a clinical diagnosis of idiopathic facial paralysis.
May 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661590/rituximab-was-effective-for-acute-disseminated-encephalomyelitis-followed-by-recurrent-optic-neuritis-with-anti-myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein-antibodies
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Masako Nagashima, Hitoshi Osaka, Takahiro Ikeda, Ayumi Matsumoto, Akihiko Miyauchi, Kimihiko Kaneko, Ichiro Nakashima, Yuko Nakano, Kei Wakabayashi, Yukifumi Monden, Takanori Yamagata
BACKGROUND: The effect of rituximab on acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) followed by recurrent optic neuritis (ON) is not yet known. PATIENT: We are reporting the case of a 4-year-old Japanese girl who was diagnosed with anti-myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibody positive ADEM followed by recurrent ON. She developed altered mental status, left facial paralysis, left paresis, and experienced three episodes of ON. She was treated with rituximab and azathioprine (AZA) as prevention for recurrent ON...
April 13, 2018: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661205/comparison-between-minimally-invasive-spine-stabilization-with-and-without-posterior-decompression-for-the-management-of-spinal-metastases-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Hiroshi Uei, Yasuaki Tokuhashi, Masafumi Maseda, Masahiro Nakahashi, Hirokatsu Sawada, Enshi Nakayama, Hirotoki Soma
BACKGROUND: Posterior decompression and stabilization plays significant roles in palliative surgery for metastatic spinal tumor. However, the indication for addition of posterior decompression have not been examined. The purpose of this study was to investigate a retrospective cohort of outcomes of metastatic spinal tumor treated with minimally invasive spine stabilization (MISt) with or without posterior decompression. METHODS: The subjects were 40 patients who underwent MISt using percutaneous pedicle screws for metastatic spinal tumor, including 20 patients treated with stabilization alone (group A) and 20 patients with added posterior decompression (group B)...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657223/distal-renal-tubular-acidosis-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Ram Narayan, Mansoor C Abdulla, Jemshad Alungal, N C Krishnadas
Interstitial nephritis and immune complex-mediated glomerulonephritis are the two common renal manifestations of primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS). Here, we discuss three cases of primary SS where presenting manifestation was distal renal tubular acidosis. The possibility of an underlying autoimmune disorder should be considered in a patient presenting with distal tubular acidosis or recurrent hypokalemic periodic paralysis as treatment of primary disease improves the outcome of illness.
March 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657015/are-recreational-areas-a-risk-factor-for-tick-paralysis-in-urban-environments
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Maria Gerasimova, Mark Kelman, Michael P Ward
In Australia, tick paralysis in dogs (caused by a toxin in the saliva of Ixodes species during feeding) is a serious, distressing condition, and untreated it is often fatal. The aim of this study was to quantify the association between parkland (recreational or natural) in an urban area and the occurrence of canine tick paralysis. Brisbane, as a large urban centre located within the zone of paralysis tick habitat along the east coast of Australia, was selected as the study area. Postcodes selected for inclusion were those defined as being of an urban character (Australian Bureau of Statistics)...
April 30, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656986/eight-and-a-half-syndrome-a-combination-of-intracranial-capillary-telangiectasia-and-hematencephalon
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Wei Li, Deren Hou, Yanyao Deng, Yi Tian
Eight-and-a-half syndrome, a combination of one-and-a-half syndrome and ipsilateral facial palsy, was first described by Eggenberger in 1998. Intracranial capillary telangiectasia (ICT) is a rare type of latent cerebral vascular malformation characterized by a number of small, dilated, and thin-walled blood capillaries with normal brain tissues between them. Susceptibility weighted imaging is the recommended diagnostic method to detect ICT. Oommen once reported 1 case about pontine hemorrhage causing Fisher one-and-a-half syndrome with facial paralysis...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656635/clinical-characteristics-of-dizziness-associated-with-acute-peripheral-facial-palsy
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Kudamo Song, Sehun Chang, Jun Lee, Sun Ae Shin, Ho Yun Lee
Background and Objectives: We aimed to assess the clinical significance of dizziness associated with acute peripheral facial palsy (APFP). Subjects and Methods: Medical records of patients who visited an otorhinolaryngology clinic at a university hospital and were admitted for treatment of APFP between 2014 and 2016 were thoroughly reviewed. Results: In total, 15.3% (n=15) of patients had dizziness. Continuous, rotatory dizziness without exacerbating factors was most common and frequently accompanied by nausea/vomiting...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652232/long-term-tumor-control-following-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-jugular-paraganglioma-using-3d-volumetric-segmentation
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Neil S Patel, Matthew L Carlson, Bruce E Pollock, Colin L W Driscoll, Brian A Neff, Robert L Foote, Christine M Lohse, Michael J Link
OBJECTIVE The morbidity of gross-total resection of jugular paraganglioma (JP) is often unacceptable due to the potential for irreversible lower cranial neuropathy. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has been used at the authors' institution since 1990 for the treatment of JP and other benign intracranial tumors. Conventional means of assessing tumor progression using linear measurements or elliptical approximations are imprecise due to the irregular shape and insinuating growth pattern of JP. The objective of this study was to assess long-term tumor control in these patients by using slice-by-slice 3D volumetric segmentation of serial MRI data...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650983/myotube-elasticity-of-an-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-mouse-model
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Béla Varga, Marta Martin-Fernandez, Cécile Hilaire, Ana Sanchez-Vicente, Julie Areias, Céline Salsac, Frédéric J G Cuisinier, Cédric Raoul, Frédérique Scamps, Csilla Gergely
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects the motor system leading to generalized paralysis and death of patients. The understanding of early pathogenic mechanisms will help to define early diagnostics criteria that will eventually provide basis for efficient therapeutics. Early symptoms of ALS usually include muscle weakness or stiffness. Therefore, mechanical response of differentiated myotubes from primary cultures of mice, expressing the ALS-causing SOD1 G93A mutation, was examined by atomic force microscopy...
April 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650380/assessment-of-temporomandibular-joint-dysfunction-in-patients-with-stroke
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Ömer Dursun, Tamer Çankaya
GOAL: The aim of this study was to assess temporomandibular joint dysfunction in patients with stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Total of 100 participants, 50 healthy and 50 who had stroke, were recruited into this study. Digital caliper and algometer were used to assess temporomandibular joint range of motion and masticatory muscle pressure pain threshold. Labial commissure angle measurement was used for the assessment of facial paralysis severity. Fonseca questionnaire was used for temporomandibular joint dysfunction assessment and categorization...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650376/trapezius-muscle-transfer-for-restoration-of-elbow-extension-in-a-traumatic-brachial-plexus-injury
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Hamza M Alrabai, Martin G Gesheff, Ahmed I Hammouda, Janet D Conway
Voluntary elbow extension is essential for optimal upper limb positioning required for daily living activities, particularly above-shoulder maneuvers. The authors present a case of traumatic brachial plexus injury in which paralysis of the musculature selectively supplied by the posterior cord was based on magnetic resonance imaging and nerve conduction studies. An attempt at a radial nerve graft at another center was not effective. Ipsilateral hand function improved after multiple local tendon transfers were performed...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649928/noninvasive-activation-of-cervical-spinal-networks-after-severe-paralysis
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Parag Gad, Sujin Lee, Nicholas Terrafranca, Hui Zhong, Amanda Turner, Yury Gerasimenko, Victor Reggie Edgerton
Paralysis of the upper extremities following cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) significantly impairs one's ability to live independently. While regaining hand function or grasping ability is considered one of the most desired functions in tetraplegics, limited therapeutic development in this direction has been demonstrated to date in humans with a high, severe cervical injury. The underlying hypothesis is after severe cervical SCI, nonfunctional sensory-motor networks within the cervical spinal cord can be transcutaneously neuromodulated to physiological states which enables and amplifies voluntary control of the hand...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649521/modelling-motor-neuron-disease-in-fruit-flies-lessons-from-spinal-muscular-atrophy
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Beppe Aquilina, Ruben J Cauchi
Motor neuron disease (MND) is characterised by muscle weakness and paralysis downstream of motor neuron degeneration. Genetic factors play a major role in disease pathogenesis and progression. This is best underscored by spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the most common MND affecting children. Although SMA is caused by homozygous mutations in the survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene, partial compensation by the paralogous SMN2 gene and/or genetic modifiers influence age of onset and disease severity. SMA is also the first MND that is treatable thanks to the recent development of a molecular-based therapy...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649187/surveillance-to-track-progress-toward-polio-eradication-worldwide-2016-2017
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Tracie J Gardner, Ousmane M Diop, Jaume Jorba, Smita Chavan, Jamal Ahmed, Abhijeet Anand
Global efforts to eradicate polio began in 1988, and four of the six World Health Organization (WHO) regions currently have achieved poliofree certification. Within the remaining two regions with endemic poliomyelitis (African and Eastern Mediterranean), Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan have never interrupted transmission of wild poliovirus (WPV). The primary means of detecting poliovirus transmission is surveillance for acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) among children aged <15 years, combined with collection and testing of stool specimens for detection of WPV and vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPVs)* in WHO-accredited laboratories within the Global Polio Laboratory Network (GPLN) (1,2)...
April 13, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649064/incomplete-facial-paralysis-the-use-of-the-ipsilateral-residual-facial-nerve-as-a-donor-nerve-for-facial-reanimation
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Eyal Gur, Ron M Zuker, Arik Zaretski, David Leshem, Yoav Barnea, Ehud Arad, Ravit Yanko, Beni Meilik, Daniel J Kedar, Ehud Fliss
BACKGROUND: The reconstructive approach for incomplete facial paralysis is not yet determined. In this article we present a new surgical approach for patients with incomplete facial paralysis in which residual, ineffective movement is detected pre-operatively in the ipsilateral bucco-zygomatic territory of the paretic facial nerve. METHODS: Sixteen patients with incomplete facial paralysis were found eligible for the procedure and underwent one-stage facial reanimation by the senior author (E...
March 29, 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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