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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516959/adaptive-psychological-structure-in-childhood-hearing-impairment-audiological-correlations
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A Serra, G Spinato, S Cocuzza, L Licciardello, P Pavone, L Maiolino
The present research deals with the clinical and social problems present during linguistic and cognitive development of deaf children. Currently, the development of Theory of Mind represents an important research field in deafness studies. These international studies highlighted a significant alteration in the development of Theory of Mind in deaf children compared to normal hearing children, especially in cases of congenital or preverbal hearing loss. In particular, the research focuses on the skills of deaf children in recognising emotions and desires, through both perceptive and cognitive methods, by evaluation of psycho-cognitive skills of children with severe hearing loss using a set of questions to be administered to hearing loss patients...
June 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512099/mitral-valve-vegetation-diagnosed-with-oesophageal-ultrasound-with-bronchoscope-eus-b
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Ajoe John Kattoor, Yogita M Rochlani, Kevin Kuriakose, Nikhil K Meena
Oesophageal ultrasound with bronchoscope (EUS-B) is designed to evaluate mediastinal structures. We describe a case of a 78-year-old woman who presented with altered mental status for 2 weeks. CT head revealed a subacute infarct in the right middle cerebral artery distribution. She was also found to have a lung mass on chest imaging. EUS-B-guided fine needle aspiration demonstrated the presence of adenocarcinoma in station 7 lymph node and in the mass. Immunohistochemistry confirmed it to be a lung primary as the Thyroid Transcription Factor-1 (TTF-1) was strongly positive...
May 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498230/high-frequency-of-neuroimaging-abnormalities-among-pediatric-patients-with-sepsis-who-undergo-neuroimaging
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Mary K Sandquist, Mark S Clee, Smruti K Patel, Kelli A Howard, Toni Yunger, Usha D Nagaraj, Blaise V Jones, Lin Fei, Sudhakar Vadivelu, Hector R Wong
OBJECTIVES: This study was intended to describe and correlate the neuroimaging findings in pediatric patients after sepsis. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Single tertiary care PICU. PATIENTS: Patients admitted to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center with a discharge diagnosis of sepsis or septic shock between 2004 and 2013 were crossmatched with patients who underwent neuroimaging during the same time period...
May 11, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492457/the-role-of-amantadine-withdrawal-in-3-cases-of-treatment-refractory-altered-mental-status
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Leah D Fryml, Kristen R Williams, Christopher G Pelic, James Fox, Gregory Sahlem, Sophie Robert, Gonzalo J Revuelta, Edward Baron Short
Amantadine, which was originally developed as an antiviral medication, functions as a dopamine agonist in the central nervous system and consequently is utilized in the treatment of Parkinson disease, drug-induced extrapyramidal reactions, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome. For reasons that are not entirely understood, abrupt changes in amantadine dosage can produce a severe withdrawal syndrome. Existing medical literature describes case reports of amantadine withdrawal leading to delirium, which at times has progressed to neuroleptic malignant syndrome...
May 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491166/toothpick-meningitis
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Qiao Zhou, Neera Singh, Bradley Monteforte
A 66-year-old male with a history of hypertension, back pain, diverticulosis and anal fistula presents with acute onset syncopal episodes, worsening back pain, and altered mental status. The patient exhibited considerable leukocytosis but was hemodynamically stable. CT imaging of the head revealed a gas pattern in the posterior fossa and velum interpositum. CT imaging of the abdomen and pelvis revealed a needle-like foreign body traversing the left sacrum to the sigmoid colon. A lumbar puncture revealed meningitis...
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487791/a-horned-viper-bite-victim-with-pres
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Ahmed Mustafa Ibrahim, Tarek Talaat ElSefi, Maha Ghanem, Akram Muhammad Fayed, Nesreen Adel Shaban
Neurological complications of snake bites have been well documented in the literature as neuromuscular paralysis and cerebrovascular complications; posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome was rarely described. A 23-year-old lady presented near full term of her pregnancy with a horned snake Cerastes cerastes bite; after successful delivery she started complaining of altered mental status and visual disturbance with ulceration over the site of the snake bite. On admission, the patient had Glasgow Coma Score of 12, blood pressure 130/80 mmHg, temperature 38°C, sinus tachycardia at 120 beats per minute, severe dehydration, and reduction in visual acuity to "hand motion" in both eyes with poor light projection and sluggish pupillary reactions...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473920/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-pres
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Sreenivasa Rao Sudulagunta, Mahesh Babu Sodalagunta, Monica Kumbhat, Aravinda Settikere Nataraju
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinico-radiological syndrome characterized by a headache, seizures, altered mental status and visual loss and characterized by white matter vasogenic edema affecting the posterior occipital and parietal lobes of the brain predominantly. This clinical syndrome is increasingly recognized due to improvement and availability of brain imaging specifically magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A 35-year-old female with the history of unsafe abortion and massive blood transfusion 10 days ago was brought to the emergency room with three episodes of generalized tonic-clonic seizures, urinary incontinence and altered sensorium since 3 hours...
April 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473276/cardiac-tamponade-secondary-to-purulent-pericarditis-diagnosed-with-the-aid-of-emergency-department-ultrasound
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Mackenzie Gabler
Purulent pericarditis is a rare but devastating disease process and even when treated, carries a poor prognosis. Cardiac tamponade is the most severe complication of purulent pericarditis and without acute surgical intervention, is often fatal. Diagnosis requires pericardiocentesis; however, early consideration of the disease and its complications in the emergency department (ED) can be life-saving. Here, we present a case of an intravenous drug user who presented with altered mental status and a rectal temperature of 105...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472024/mercury-poisoning-at-a-home-day-care-center-hillsborough-county-florida-2015
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Mackenzie Tewell, Samantha Spoto, Michael Wiese, Alfred Aleguas, Tamas Peredy
On November 12, 2015, the Florida Poison Information Center Tampa notified the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County of a boy aged 3 years with a urine mercury level of 79 μg/L (normal <10 μg/L). The patient had been admitted to the hospital on October 9, 2015 after a 3-4 week history of anorexia, weight loss, and lethargy. In the hospital, he developed a maculopapular rash, acrodynia (painful, pink discoloration of the hands and feet), tachycardia, hypertension, weakness, sweating, excessive salivation, and altered mental status...
May 5, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466149/potentially-modifiable-factors-contributing-to-sepsis-associated-encephalopathy
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Romain Sonneville, Etienne de Montmollin, Julien Poujade, Maïté Garrouste-Orgeas, Bertrand Souweine, Michael Darmon, Eric Mariotte, Laurent Argaud, François Barbier, Dany Goldgran-Toledano, Guillaume Marcotte, Anne-Sylvie Dumenil, Samir Jamali, Guillaume Lacave, Stéphane Ruckly, Bruno Mourvillier, Jean-François Timsit
PURPOSE: Identifying modifiable factors for sepsis-associated encephalopathy may help improve patient care and outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of a prospective multicenter database. Sepsis-associated encephalopathy (SAE) was defined by a score on the Glasgow coma scale (GCS) <15 or when features of delirium were noted. Potentially modifiable risk factors for SAE at ICU admission and its impact on mortality were investigated using multivariate logistic regression analysis and Cox proportional hazard modeling, respectively...
May 2, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459416/age-related-brain-structural-alterations-as-an-intermediate-phenotype-of-psychosis
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Juergen Dukart, Renata Smieskova, Fabienne Harrisberger, Claudia Lenz, André Schmidt, Anna Walter, Christian Huber, Anita Riecher-Rössler, Andor Simon, Undine E Lang, Paolo Fusar-Poli, Stefan Borgwardt
BACKGROUND: There is only limited agreement with respect to location, directionality and functional implications of brain structural alterations observed in patients with schizophrenia. Additionally, their link to occurrence of psychotic symptoms remains unclear. A viable way of addressing these questions is to examine populations in an at-risk mental state (ARMS) before the transition to psychosis. METHODS: We tested for structural brain alterations in individuals in an ARMS compared with healthy controls and patients with first-episode psychosis (FEP) using voxel-based morphometry and measures of cortical thickness...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience: JPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454718/effects-of-co-administration-of-ketamine-and-ethanol-on-the-dopamine-system-via-the-cortex-striatum-circuitry
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Qing Liu, Tian-Yong Xu, Zhi-Bi Zhang, Chi-Kwan Leung, Ding-Yun You, Shang-Wen Wang, Shuai Yi, Qiang Jing, Run-Fang Xie, Huifang-Jie Li, Xiao-Feng Zeng
AIM: Ketamine and ethanol are increasingly being used together as recreational drugs in rave parties. Their effects on the dopamine (DA) system remain largely unknown. This study aimed to investigate the effects of consuming two different concentrations of ketamine with and without alcohol on the DA system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We employed the conditioned place preference (CPP) paradigm to evaluate the rewarding effects of the combined administration of two different doses of ketamine (30mg/kg and 60mg/kg) with ethanol (0...
April 25, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452845/dronabinol-induced-acute-altered-mental-status-in-an-elderly-patient
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Ankur Sinha, Prabhsimranjot Singh, Yizhak Kupfer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446629/vitamin-d-receptor-and-megalin-gene-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-longitudinal-cognitive-change-among-african-american-urban-adults
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May A Beydoun, Salman M Tajuddin, Greg A Dore, Jose-Atilio Canas, Hind A Beydoun, Michele K Evans, Alan B Zonderman
Background: The link between longitudinal cognitive change and polymorphisms in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) and MEGALIN [or LDL receptor-related protein 2 (LRP2)] genes remains unclear, particularly among African-American (AA) adults.Objectives: We aimed to evaluate associations of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) for VDR [rs11568820 (Cdx-2:T/C), rs1544410 (BsmI:G/A), rs7975232 (ApaI:A/C), rs731236 (TaqI:G/A)] and LRP2 [rs3755166:G/A,rs2075252:C/T, rs2228171:C/T] genes with longitudinal cognitive performance change in various domains of cognition...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442228/debating-the-role-of-arousal-in-delirium-diagnosis-should-delirium-diagnosis-be-inclusive-or-restrictive
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Mark A Oldham, Joseph H Flaherty, James L Rudolph
Delirium is common in acute, postacute, and long-term care settings, and it can be difficult to recognize, especially without deliberate mental status evaluation. Because delirium typically presents with altered arousal and arousal can be assessed within a matter of seconds, routine assessment of arousal offers an efficient means of delirium screening. Nevertheless, impaired arousal often precludes formal assessment of attention and awareness, the cardinal features of delirium per the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition...
April 22, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441222/what-is-causing-this-woman-s-altered-mental-status
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Scot Sloan, John Kahler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439613/the-role-of-delayed-head-ct-in-evaluation-of-elderly-blunt-head-trauma-victims-taking-antithrombotic-therapy
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D Scantling, C Fischer, R Gruner, A Teichman, B McCracken, J Eakins
INTRODUCTION: Increasing active longevity has created an increasing surge of elderly trauma patients. The majority of these patients suffer blunt trauma and many are taking antithrombotic agents. The literature is mixed regarding the utility of routine repeat head CT in patients taking antithrombotic medications with a GCS of 15 and initial negative head CT. We hypothesized that scheduled delayed CT head 12 h after admission (D-CTH) in elderly blunt trauma victims would not identify clinically significant new hemorrhages or change management...
April 24, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435903/non-aneurysmal-and-non-traumatic-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-after-attempted-suicide-by-incomplete-hanging
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Tae Hu Kim, Soo Hoon Lee, Dong Hoon Kim, Seong Chun Kim, Wonyoungyong Jin, So Yeon Kim, Sang Heon Shin, Sang Bong Lee
Hanging is a common method of suicide that is being reported more frequently in many countries. Several complications including injuries to the cervical spine, neck vessels, and brain can occur after attempted suicide by hanging. There are only a few reports of brain computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of hanging victims. The most common abnormality was diffuse cerebral edema. A subarachnoid hemorrhage is an atypical complication by suicidal hanging. We report a case of a female patient who presented to an emergency department with altered mental status after attempting suicide by incomplete hanging...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424565/invasive-pneumococcal-disease-still-lots-to-learn-and-a-need-for-standardized-data-collection-instruments
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T J Marrie, G J Tyrrell, Sumit R Majumdar, Dean T Eurich
Background. Large studies of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) are frequently lacking detailed clinical information. Methods. A population-based 15-year study of IPD in Northern Alberta. Results. 2435 patients with a mean age of 54.2 years formed the study group. Males outnumbered females and Aboriginal and homeless persons were overrepresented. High rates of smoking, excessive alcohol use, and illicit drug use were seen. Almost all (87%) had a major comorbidity and 15% had functional limitations prior to admission...
2017: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424016/acute-brain-injury-following-illicit-drug-abuse-in-adolescent-and-young-adult-patients-spectrum-of-neuroimaging-findings
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Shai Shrot, Andrea Poretti, Elizabeth W Tucker, Bruno P Soares, Thierry Agm Huisman
The use of illicit drugs is currently a major medical problem among adolescents. Several illicit drugs have a high abuse potential and can be neurotoxic causing high morbidity and mortality. The clinical manifestation of adolescents with acute drug-induced neurotoxicity is often characterized by non-specific symptoms and findings. Early diagnosis is important to prevent death and permanent long-term neurological impairments. We report on clinical and neuroimaging findings in five adolescents with acute brain imaging following illicit drug intoxication to highlight the role of neuroimaging findings in the diagnostic work-up of pediatric acute drug-induced neurotoxicity...
April 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
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