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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446787/the-treatment-of-femoral-fractures-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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P Persiani, M Murgia, F M Ranaldi, O Mazza, M Mariani, M Crostelli, C Villani
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to retrospectively evaluate a group of children affected by cerebral palsy with a recent femoral fracture, and to analyse the results and complications in relation to the treatment used. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The analysis was performed on 36 children (21 M, 15 F, 8-14 years old) with cerebral palsy (7 diplegia, 28 tetraparesis, 1 hemiplegia) with a metaphyseal or a diaphyseal femoral fracture. The patients were subdivided into two groups according to their Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) level: level 2-3 (9 patients) and level 4-5 (27 patients), evaluating the presence of complications and malunions for each group at the end of each follow up...
January 2018: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446695/weight-shift-ability-significantly-correlates-with-walking-velocity-in-post-acute-stroke-patients
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Arinori Kamono, Naomichi Ogihara
The ability to shift weight toward the paretic leg has been considered an essential ability to restore independent walking for post-acute stroke patients. However, few data are available regarding the relationship between the weight-shift ability and gait performance. No clear mechanism has been provided as to why and how the weight-shift ability improves walking performance in stroke patients. We therefore investigated changes in the weight-shift ability and kinematic and kinetic parameters of walking gait in post-stroke patients during rehabilitation...
February 1, 2018: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433117/-non-cirrhotic-portal-systemic-encephalopathy-with-total-aphasia-and-right-hemiplegia-following-transient-right-hemiparesis-a-case-report
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Hirofumi Goto, Tatsuya Tanaka, Natsuki Suetsugi, Yoshihito Kubotsu, Nobuaki Momozaki, Toshihiko Mizuta
A 77-year-old right-handed woman without any liver diseases was admitted to our hospital because of transient right hemiparesis. She developed total aphasia with right hemiplegia on the third hospital day. We suspected that she had a cerebral infarction following a transient ischemic attack. However, brain diffusion-weighted images revealed no abnormal-intensity lesions, and cerebral angiography showed patent arteries. Additionally, her serum ammonia level was elevated. Theta waves without triphasic waves were detected by electroencephalogram...
February 2018: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427797/severe-lower-limb-cellulitis-defining-the-epidemiology-and-risk-factors-for-primary-episodes-in-a-population-based-case-control-study
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Jeffrey Cannon, Gawri Rajakaruna, John Dyer, Jonathan Carapetis, Laurens Manning
OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology and risk factors for primary episodes of severe lower leg cellulitis (LLC). METHODS: A longitudinal cohort study using state-wide data linkage of adults presenting to Western Australian (WA) hospitals with a first ever LLC from January 2002 to December 2013. To determine risk factors, medical records from the index patient, together with comparable data from controls matched by age, sex, postcode and month of admission were extracted...
February 7, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426369/cervico-shoulder-dystonia-following-lateral-medullary-infarction-a-case-report-and%C3%A2-review-of-the-literature
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Takashi Ogawa, Yuri Shojima, Takuma Kuroki, Hiroto Eguchi, Nobutaka Hattori, Hideto Miwa
BACKGROUND: Secondary cervical dystonia is induced by organic brain lesions involving the basal ganglia, thalamus, cerebellum, and brain stem. It is extremely rare to see cervical dystonia induced by a medullary lesion. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of an 86-year-old Japanese woman who developed cervical dystonia following lateral medullary infarction. She developed sudden-onset left upper and lower extremity weakness, right-side numbness, and dysarthria. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed an acute ischemic lesion involving the left lateral and dorsal medullae...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422852/recurrent-stroke-in-a-young-woman-with-a-single-pulmonary-arteriovenous-fistula-an-unusual-association
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Sandra Sousa, Nuno Vasco Costa, Cátia Carmona, Élia Coimbra, Fernando Pita
Introduction: Cryptogenic stroke is present in about 40% of ischemic stroke patients. Extracardiac shunt related to pulmonary arteriovenous fistula (PAVF) could be a rare potential risk factor for embolic stroke. Most PAVFs are multiple, congenital, and associated with hereditary conditions. On the other hand, isolated PAVFs are rare conditions and an uncommon cause of cryptogenic stoke. Case Report: We describe a case of a young woman without history of respiratory diseases or vascular risk factors, who presented with acute onset of transitory aphasia and right hemiplegia...
September 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421299/impact-of-statin-intake-on-kidney-stone-formation
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Andrew J Cohen, Melanie A Adamsky, Charles U Nottingham, Jaclyn Pruitt, Brittany Lapin, Chi H Wang, Sangtae Park
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether statin intake affects nephrolithiasis risk, and whether higher lipid levels correlate with stone risk. Dyslipidemia is a known independent risk factor for urolithiasis, and emerging evidence suggests common biological pathways. Previous work has suggested that statins protect against new stone formation, but these findings have not been verified by other investigators. METHODS: We queried our Institution's Electronic Data Warehouse for all patients who were newly diagnosed with hyperlipidemia between 2009 and 2011, and had never taken a statin drug...
February 5, 2018: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414550/clinical-aspects-neuroimaging-and-electroencephalography-of-35-cases-of-hemiconvulsion-hemiplegia-syndrome
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Mohamed Albakaye, Halima Belaïdi, Fatiha Lahjouji, Leila Errguig, Callixte Kuate, Youssoufa Maiga, Seybou Hassane Diallo, Najib Kissani, Reda Ouazzani
INTRODUCTION: The hemiconvulsion-hemiplegia-epilepsy (HHE) syndrome is a rare consequence of febrile seizures during childhood. It is characterized by the presence of prolonged unilateral clonic seizures occurring during febrile illness in a child less than 4years of age. Then, a flaccid unilateral hemiplegia with variable duration occurs. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to describe the clinical, electroencephalogram (EEG), and neuroimaging treatment and outcome of series of cases of HHE syndrome followed for 10years in our clinical neurophysiology department of the specialty hospital of Rabat...
January 26, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410596/immediate-effects-of-scapular-stabilizing-exercise-in-chronic-stroke-patient-with-winging-and-elevated-scapula-a-case-study
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Si-Eun Park, Yang-Rae Kim, Yong-Youn Kim
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of scapular stabilizing exercise in a stroke patient with winging and elevated scapula. [Subject and Methods] The subject was a 46-year-old female with a history of stroke. She had right side hemiplegia with winging and elevated scapula on the right side, and had compensatory motions of the neck and shoulder when using the paretic upper extremity. The subject participated in scapular stabilizing exercises for four days. This exercise program consisted of scapular protraction-retraction in an upright seated position...
January 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401179/ophthalmic-artery-occlusion-after-forehead-autologous-fat-injection
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Hongtao Liu, Danian Chen, Junjun Zhang
PURPOSE: To present clinical findings of ophthalmic artery occlusion, a devastating ocular complication because of forehead autologous fat injection. METHODS: Retrospective study of three eyes of three patients whereby ophthalmic artery occlusion and/or hemiplegia occurred after forehead autologous fat injection in China. RESULTS: All patients suffered severe ocular pain, vomiting, and vision loss immediately after the injections and had unilateral permanent blindness...
February 2, 2018: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400669/development-of-an-item-list-to-assess-bilateral-upper-extremity-function-of-stroke-patients-with-hemiplegia
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Joo-Hyun Lee, Ji-Hyuk Park
BACKGROUND: Although there is a myriad of unilateral assessments for stroke survivors, few address bilateral function, which is critical for many daily living tasks. OBJECTIVE: To develop an activities of daily living list of tasks requiring bilateral upper extremity function for use when assessing patients with stroke. METHOD: A list of 938 items was generated based on a literature review, opinions of occupational therapists and patients with stroke...
2018: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399791/proposed-consensus-definitions-for-new-onset-refractory-status-epilepticus-norse-febrile-infection-related-epilepsy-syndrome-fires-and-related-conditions
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Lawrence J Hirsch, Nicolas Gaspard, Andreas van Baalen, Rima Nabbout, Sophie Demeret, Tobias Loddenkemper, Vincent Navarro, Nicola Specchio, Lieven Lagae, Andrea O Rossetti, Sara Hocker, Teneille E Gofton, Nicholas S Abend, Emily J Gilmore, Cecil Hahn, Houman Khosravani, Felix Rosenow, Eugen Trinka
We convened an international group of experts to standardize definitions of New-Onset Refractory Status Epilepticus (NORSE), Febrile Infection-Related Epilepsy Syndrome (FIRES), and related conditions. This was done to enable improved communication for investigators, physicians, families, patients, and other caregivers. Consensus definitions were achieved via email messages, phone calls, an in-person consensus conference, and collaborative manuscript preparation. Panel members were from 8 countries and included adult and pediatric experts in epilepsy, electroencephalography (EEG), and neurocritical care...
February 5, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397530/childhood-rapid-onset-ataxia-expanding-the-phenotypic-spectrum-of-atp1a3-mutations
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Tommaso Schirinzi, Federica Graziola, Francesco Nicita, Lorena Travaglini, Fabrizia Stregapede, Massimiliano Valeriani, Paolo Curatolo, Enrico Bertini, Federico Vigevano, Alessandro Capuano
ATP1A3 mutations are related to a wide spectrum of clinical conditions, including several defined syndromes as rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism (RDP), alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC), and cerebellar ataxia, areflexia, pes cavus, optic atrophy, and sensorineural hearing loss (CAPOS), together with many other intermediate phenotypes. Ataxia is always more increasingly reported, either as accessory or prominent sign, in ATP1A3-related conditions, being thus considered as a peculiar feature of this spectrum...
February 3, 2018: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397313/ischemic-and-hemorrhagic-stroke-in-bahir-dar-ethiopia-a-retrospective-hospital-based-study
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Samson Getachew Erkabu, Yinager Agedie, Dereje Desta Mihretu, Akiberet Semere, Yihun Mulugeta Alemu
INTRODUCTION: The epidemiology of stroke in sub-Saharan countries is poorly characterized because of lack of population-based studies and national vital statistics systems with complete death registration. OBJECTIVE: To describe risk factors, clinical presentations, the pattern of brain insult, and outcomes of stroke patients admitted to a hospital in Ethiopia. METHOD: A retrospective hospital-based study was conducted on 508 patients, 303 of whom had computed tomography proven stroke, who were admitted to medical wards of Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital, Bahir Dar Ethiopia, from February 2014 to August 2016...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396171/atp1a3-spectrum-disorders-a-video-documented-history-of-7-genetically-confirmed-early-onset-cases
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Michela Stagnaro, Livia Pisciotta, Marcella Gherzi, Maja Di Rocco, Fiorella Gurrieri, Elena Parrini, Giulia Prato, Edvige Veneselli, Elisa De Grandis
Mutations in the ATP1A3 gene, which encodes the alpha3-subunit of sodium-potassium ATPase, are related to a spectrum of neurological diseases including Rapid onset Dystonia-Parkinsonism (RDP), Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC) and Cerebellar ataxia, Areflexia, Pes cavus, Optic atrophy and Sensorineural hearing loss (CAPOS) syndrome. Moreover, an increasing number of patients with intermediate and non classical phenotypes have been reported. Herein we describe 7 patients with 6 different de novo ATP1A3 mutations, and we focus on paroxysmal and chronic movement disorders with the help of video documentation...
January 29, 2018: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395663/atp1a3-related-epileptic-encephalopathy-responding-to-ketogenic-diet
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Tommaso Schirinzi, Federica Graziola, Raffaella Cusmai, Lucia Fusco, Francesco Nicita, Mirella Elia, Lorena Travaglini, Enrico Bertini, Paolo Curatolo, Federico Vigevano, Alessandro Capuano
BACKGROUND: Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC) is a rare neurological disease caused by mutations in ATP1A3 gene codifying for alpha3 subunit of Na+-K+ ATPase pump. Repeated and transient attacks of hemiplegia, usually affecting one side of the body or the other, or both sides of the body at once, are the core features of AHC. Monocular nystagmus, other abnormalities in ocular movements, dystonic posturing and epilepsy are commonly associated to AHC. However, the spectrum of ATP1A3 related diseases is still expanding and new phenotypes have been reported...
January 26, 2018: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390372/dynamic-paraspinal-muscle-impingement-causing-acute-hemiplegia-after-c1-posterior-arch-laminectomy-a-case-report
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Naoki Notani, Masashi Miyazaki, Toyomi Yoshiiwa, Toshinobu Ishihara, Shozo Kanezaki, Hiroshi Tsumura
RATIONALE: Acute neurological deficits following spinal surgery commonly result from epidural hematoma, surgical trauma, vascular compromise, and graft or hardware impingement, with the cause identified by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We present a rare case of dynamic paraspinal muscle impingement after C1 posterior arch laminectomy, which was diagnosed by myelography, with no significant findings on MRI. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 81-year-old, severely obese male, was referred to our department for the treatment of vertebral disease of the lumbar spine...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383976/the-dynamic-natural-history-of-cerebral-aneurysms-from-cardiac-myxomas-a-review-of-the-natural-history-of-myxomatous-aneurysms
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Paloma Largo Flores, Felix Haglund, Pervinder Bhogal, Leonard Yeo Leong Litt, Michael Södermann
We describe two contrasting patients with multiple cerebral aneurysms and a previous history of resected cardiac myxomas with no cardiac recurrence on follow-up echocardiography. Both patients presented with stroke- like symptoms; one with a left visual defect and the other with right hemiplegia. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain of both patients showed the presence of multiple cerebral aneurysms that was later confirmed on conventional angiography. Both patients' aneurysms were managed conservatively...
January 1, 2018: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382021/altered-effective-connectivity-of-resting-state-networks-by-acupuncture-stimulation-in-stroke-patients-with-left-hemiplegia-a-multivariate-granger-analysis
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Cai-Hong Fu, Kuang-Shi Li, Yan-Zhe Ning, Zhong-Jian Tan, Yong Zhang, Hong-Wei Liu, Xiao Han, Yi-Huai Zou
The aim of this study was to explore the response feature of resting-state networks (RSNs) of stroke patients with left hemiplegia by acupuncture stimulation.Nineteen stroke patients with left hemiplegia and 17 controls were recruited in this study. Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging data before and after acupuncture were acquired using magnetic scanning. The independent component analysis (ICA) was employed to extract RSNs related to motion, sensation, cognition, and execution, including sensorimotor network (SMN), left and right frontoparietal network (LFPN and RFPN), anterior and posterior default mode network (aDMN, pDMN), visual network (VN), and salience network (SN)...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29376064/evaluation-of-revascularization-after-total-arch-replacement-in-common-carotid-artery-occlusion
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Yasuhiro Matsuda, Tadaaki Koyama
Occlusion of the common carotid artery (CCA) is rare. CCA occlusion (CCAO) can present as drowsiness and right hemiplegia related to emboli after total arch replacement. Although we selected a follow-up at first because color duplex sonography showed retrograde flow from the left external carotid artery to the internal carotid artery, this patient had epilepsy and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) acquired quantitative results of actual brain perfusion and showed insufficient collateral blood flow...
January 16, 2018: World Journal of Clinical Cases
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