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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785465/causes-and-treatment-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-during-pregnancy
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Ina Terón, Melissa S Eng, Jeffrey M Katz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Treatment recommendations for pregnancy associated ischemic stroke are scarce. This may be due to the fact that, in general, obstetricians tend not to make recommendations for stroke patients and neurologists are not commonly involved in the care of pregnant women. Herein, we review the multiple etiologies of ischemic stroke during pregnancy, considerations for diagnostic testing, and acute treatment and prevention options, including associated risks specific to the pregnant and puerperal state...
May 21, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785312/a-case-of-progressive-stroke-on-posterior-circulation-with-transient-bilateral-oculomotor-palsy
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Chiaki Takahashi
Infarction located in the midbrain and pons presents various ophthalmic symptoms, because of the damage of the nuclei that control the movement of internal and external ocular and palpebral muscles. We experienced a case which presented with rare ocular symptoms and course. A 61-year-old man presented with left hemiparesis and dysarthria, bilateral ptosis, and bilateral impaired eyeball movement: right eyeball movement was totally impaired and left could only perform slight adduction. MRI showed fresh stroke in the right thalamus, cerebral crus, and posterior lobe and cuneate lesion on bilateral paramedian portion of the midbrain...
2018: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780072/late-cerebrovascular-events-and-social-outcome-after-adolescence-long-term-outcome-of-pediatric-moyamoya-disease
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Takeshi Funaki, Jun C Takahashi, Susumu Miyamoto
In this article, the authors review the literature related to long-term outcome of pediatric moyamoya disease, focusing on late cerebrovascular events and social outcome of pediatric patients once they reach adulthood. Late-onset de novo hemorrhage is rare but more serious than recurrence of ischemic stroke. Long-term follow-up data on Asian populations suggest that the incidence of de novo hemorrhage might increase at age 20 or later, even more than 10 years after bypass surgery. Social adaptation difficulty, possibly related to cognitive impairment caused by frontal ischemia, continues in 10-20% of patients after they reach adulthood, even if no significant disability is present in daily life...
May 21, 2018: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755837/chagasic-cardiomyopathy-and-pompe-disease-case-report
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Rafael Ob de Morais, Ândrea V Chaves-Markman, Anna Pp Miranda, Ingrid G Amorim, Maria da Ga de M Cavalcanti, Manuel Markman, Brivaldo Markman-Filho
BACKGROUND: Pompe disease is a lysosomal storage disease with an autosomal recessive inheritance characterized by an insufficient activity of the acid alpha-glucosidase enzyme. The incidence varies from 1:40000 to 1:200000 live births and cardiac involvement in adults is rare. Chagas disease is an infection caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, in which one-third of the cases progress to the chronic form, and may lead to cardiac involvement, usually from the fifth decade of life onwards...
2018: American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749594/-non-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-haemorrhage-secondary-to-panarteritis-nodosa-at-paediatric-age-a-case-report
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L Salgado-Lopez, C de Quintana-Schmidt, I Catala-Antunez, J Aibar-Duran, L San Roman-Manzanera, J Molet-Teixido
INTRODUCTION: Polyarteritis nodosa is a necrotizing vasculitis that mainly affects small and medium-sized arteries in skin and internal organs. Neurological involvement is reported in around 25% of cases: ischemic stroke is relatively common, but haemorrhagic lesions are extremely rare. Subarachnoid haemorrhage in polyarteritis nodosa is an uncommon expression of this disease, mostly associated with aneurism rupture. To the best of the authors' knowledge, there is just one published case in pediatric age with polyarteritis nodosa and subarachnoid haemorrhage with no underlying aneurismal disease...
May 16, 2018: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730269/atrioesophageal-fistula-considerations-for-the-neurological-clinician
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Laura A Zima, Linden E Fornoff, Daniel L Surdell
Atrioesophageal fistula (AEF) is a rare complication of cardiac ablation for atrial fibrillation. It can present in many ways, but neurological signs and symptoms are common initial signs sometimes resulting in neurosurgeons and neurologists first evaluating patients with the condition. We present a case report of at 68-year-old female who presented with acute stroke symptoms and multifocal hemorrhages on MRI who was worked up through our neurosurgery department and diagnosed with AEF. This case highlights three clues to alert neurological clinicians to AEF as a possible diagnosis; clinical worsening of neurological symptoms in correlation to episodes of emesis, septic emboli on CT/MRI, and bacteremia caused by a gram positive oral or GI flora...
April 27, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724974/comparison-of-the-transradial-and-transfemoral-approach-in-treatment-of-chronic-total-occlusions-with-similar-lesion-characteristics
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Mustafa Ahmet Huyut, Aylin Hatice Yamaç
OBJECTIVE: There is limited data on the efficacy and the safety of the transradial approach (TRA) for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of chronic total occlusion (CTO), particularly in comparison with the transfemoral approach (TFA) in lesions with similar complexity. METHODS: We included 358 patients, who underwent elective CTO PCI between January 2012 and August 2017 and compared the radial (179 patients) and femoral (179 patients) approaches. The J-CTO score was similar in both groups (TRA, 2...
May 2018: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722745/vertebral-artery-occlusion-causing-facial-colliculus-and-opalski-stroke-syndromes-simultaneously
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Saeed Alghamdi, Omar Ayoub, Nasser Alzahrani, Hussein Algahtani, Bader Shirah
Brainstem stroke syndromes refer to a group of vascular disorders that occur secondary to occlusion of small perforating arteries of the posterior circulation. Although such syndromes result in a characteristic clinical picture, they are challenging to localize. In practice, such syndromes are rarely seen in their pure form, and the clinical consequences of a given vascular lesion are probably less predictable than for arteries in the anterior circulation. If 2 or more brainstem strokes happen simultaneously, localization becomes much harder...
May 2018: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706440/recurrent-acute-ischemic-stroke-after-infective-endocarditis-caused-by-streptococcus-constellatus-first-case-report-and-analysis-of-the-case-series
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Yumin Wang, Weili Zhao, Jun Lu, Guoli Li, Bin Peng, Hongquan Wang
Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is highly prevalent in patients with infective endocarditis (IE) and associated with high rates of death and disability. IE presenting as an acute ischemic stroke, especially recurrent concurrence of acute anterior and posterior circulation infarct, has rarely been reported. Herein, we report a case study of a 60-year-old man with a history of aortic valve replacement and was under warfarin, presented with recurrent acute ischemic stroke which was found to have no vegetation secondary to infective endocarditis caused by Streptococcus constellatus as the embolic source...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701419/carotid-paraganglioma-classical-surgical-technique
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Bárbara Pereira, Manuel Fonseca, Anabela Gonçalves, João Alegrio, Óscar Gonçalves
INTRODUCTION: A carotid body tumor is a rare neoplasm, generally benign, that predominantly affects people between their fourth and fith decades of life. It manifests as a pulsatile and generally painless cervical mass with firm consistency, located below the angle of the jaw. Clinically it can cause localized pain, dysphagia, hiccups, hoarseness and hypersensitive carotid body syndrome. Surgery is the treatment of choice, bearing in mind the possibility of malignant transformation, peritumoral invasion and metastasis...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694968/a-rare-cause-of-juvenile-stroke-extracranial-carotid-artery-aneurysm-with-venous-complete-reconstruction-of-the-carotid-bifurcation
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Maurizio Domanin, Silvia Lanfranconi, Silvia Romagnoli, Letterio Runza, Francesca Cortini, Giacomo Piero Comi, Livio Gabrielli
Extracranial carotid artery aneurysms (ECAA) are a rare cause of embolic stroke. The underlying etiology is variable, with atherosclerosis being the most common entity in older subjects. Several treatments have been developed over the last 20 years, but the preferred method remains unknown. Notwithstanding the widespread use of endovascular techniques, surgical reconstruction by means of a bifurcated venous bypass graft should be applied in younger patients. In this way, it is possible to avoid major concerns about the development of long-term intrastent restenosis, and also to spare the external carotid artery which represents the main branch for the ipsilateral cerebral and facial perfusion...
April 25, 2018: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687213/letter-to-the-editor-insular-stroke-presenting-with-acute-onset-of-pain
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Michael Bayat, Allan Bayat
Post-stroke pain is a well-known neuropathic pain syndrome but pain at the onset of stroke is a very rare occurrence. We wish to present a case where a stroke in the insular region caused acute-onset lateralized neuropathic pain.
April 23, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685630/symptomatic-medulla-compression-by-vertebral-artery
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Leszek Lombarski, Przemysław Kunert, Marcin Skawiński, Marek Prokopienko, Zbigniew Lewandowski, Andrzej Marchel
OBJECTIVE: Vertebral artery medulla compression syndrome (VAMCS) is a very rare condition manifesting as different neurological focal deficits. The case of a 36-year-old male with symptomatic brainstem compression by vertebral artery (VA) treated by means of microvascular decompression (MVD) and a review of the literature is presented. CASE REPORT: On admission, a 36-year-old patient presented with hypoalgesia, hypothermesthesia and hemiparesis on the left side...
March 17, 2018: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682043/tectal-tuberculoma-an-unusual-cause-of-parinaud-s-syndrome
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Pravin Tukaram Survashe, Sachin Guthe, Vernon Velho, Harish Naik
Introduction: Parinaud's Syndrome is an inability to move the eyes upwards which is caused by damage to the tectal plate of midbrain. Commonest causes implicated are the Pineal tumors in children, Multiple Sclerosis in adults and stroke in elderly patients. We present a rare case of Tectal plate tuberculoma leading to Parinaud's Syndrome. Discussion: Parinaud's syndrome is caused by damage to the tectal plate or posterior commissure of midbrain. Our patient presented with upward gaze paresis and was diagnosed to have tuberculoma involving the midbrain region...
April 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670827/vasculitis-and-neurobrucellosis-evaluation-of-nine-cases-using-radiologic-findings
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Sule Aydin Turkoglu, Siddika Halicioglu, Fatma Sirmatel, Murside Yildiz, Nebil Yildiz, Serpil Yildiz
Background: Brucellosis is an important multisystemic disease with many different clinical symptoms, and its early diagnosis and treatment are possible. Neurobrucellosis (NB) is a rare but serious finding of brucellosis. Brucella can be seen as meningitis and encephalopathy, and it can cause cranial nerve pathologies, vascular syndromes, myopathy, spinal diseases, and psychiatric disorders. In NB, vascular syndromes secondary to inflammation are rarely seen. Here, we present nine young patients with vascular and nonspecific neuropsychiatric findings who had NB as the etiology of stroke...
April 2018: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670826/characteristics-of-paramedian-pontine-arteries-disease-and-its-association-with-hemoglobina1c
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Haiyan Li, Yaqing Shu, Biao Hu, Yongqiang Dai, Yinyao Lin, Yilong Shan, Yuge Wang, Wei Cai, Zhengqi Lu
Objectives: The association of branch atherosclerotic disease (BAD) and diabetes mellitus (DM) in the territory of posterior circulation is rarely discussed. Intracranial BAD was divided into two different types: paramedian pontine arteries (PPA) disease (PPD) and lenticulostriate arteries (LSA) disease. The goal of the study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics of PPD and its association with hemoglobinA1c (HbA1c) in China. Materials and Methods: Radiologically confirmed PPD was defined as an isolated unilateral infarction extending to the ventral surface of the pons...
April 2018: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666206/taurine-supplementation-for-prevention-of-stroke-like-episodes-in-melas-a-multicentre-open-label-52-week-phase-iii-trial
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Yutaka Ohsawa, Hiroki Hagiwara, Shin-Ichiro Nishimatsu, Akihiro Hirakawa, Naomi Kamimura, Hideaki Ohtsubo, Yuta Fukai, Tatsufumi Murakami, Yasutoshi Koga, Yu-Ichi Goto, Shigeo Ohta, Yoshihide Sunada
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of high-dose taurine supplementation for prevention of stroke-like episodes of MELAS (mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes), a rare genetic disorder caused by point mutations in the mitochondrial DNA that lead to a taurine modification defect at the first anticodon nucleotide of mitochondrial tRNALeu(UUR) , resulting in failure to decode codons accurately. METHODS: After the nationwide survey of MELAS, we conducted a multicentre, open-label, phase III trial in which 10 patients with recurrent stroke-like episodes received high-dose taurine (9 g or 12 g per day) for 52 weeks...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665789/idiopathic-basal-ganglia-calcification-associated-with-cerebral-micro-infarcts-a-case-report
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Takuma Nishimoto, Fumiaki Oka, Hideyuki Ishihara, Mizuya Shinoyama, Michiyasu Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic basal ganglia calcification (IBGC) is a rare neurodegenerative disorder characterized by symmetric intracranial calcium deposition. We report a patient with IBGC associated with cerebral infarction due to impairment of cerebrovascular reactivity based on single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with acetazolamide challenge. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old male presented with right conjugate deviation, right hemiparesis and total aphasia due to a convulsive seizure...
April 17, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665308/calcified-cerebral-emboli-incidence-and-implications
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Miguel Bardon, Julian Hanson, Bill O'Brien, Adil Naeem
INTRODUCTION: Calcified cerebral emboli are an increasingly recognized cause of ischaemic stroke, although recognition amongst general radiologists and clinicians can be limited. Recent literature suggests that calcified cerebral emboli are likely more common than originally thought. This study aims to define the prevalence of calcified cerebral emboli as the most likely aetiology within a cohort of confirmed cases of acute stroke, as well as compare and contrast these cases with cases of 'incidental' intracranial calcification...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652593/vitamin-d-status-in-hospitalized-chronically-ill-patients
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Raef Malak Botros, Mona Mohamed AbdElsalam Besibes, Ahmed Mohamed Bahaaeldin, Sherihan Abo Elyazed
OBJECTIVES: Vitamin D deficiency is rarely considered or treated in critically ill patients. Deficiency of 25-hydroxy vitamin D [25(OH)D] prior to hospital admission might be a significant predictor of short- and long-term all cause patient mortality in a critically ill patient. The aim of this work is to investigate the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in hospitalized patients and its relation to the length of stay and outcome of hospitalization. METHODS: Prospective cohort study performed on 80 patients admitted with acute deterioration of their chronic illness...
April 13, 2018: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
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