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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677701/surgical-treatment-and-long-term-outcome-of-cerebral-cavernous-malformations-related-epilepsy-in-pediatric-patients
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Qiao Lin, Peng-Fan Yang, Yan-Zeng Jia, Jia-Sheng Pei, Hui Xiao, Ting-Ting Zhang, Zhong-Hui Zhong, Shou-Sen Wang
Cerebral cavernous malformations (CMs) are vascular malformations affecting any part of the central nervous system. Clinical data and surgical outcomes for 27 pediatric patients with CM-related epilepsy were retrospectively reviewed. The mean age of onset was 12.71 ± 4.09 years, and the mean duration of epilepsy was 2.34 ± 1.95 years. All 27 patients were treated with microsurgery for resection of the CMs, and the hemosiderin rim, and the secondary epileptogenic zone if necessary. The mean follow-up period was 6...
April 20, 2018: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677122/applications-of-the-fiv-model-to-study-hiv-pathogenesis
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REVIEW
Craig Miller, Zaid Abdo, Aaron Ericsson, John Elder, Sue VandeWoude
Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is a naturally-occurring retrovirus that infects domestic and non-domestic feline species, producing progressive immune depletion that results in an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Much has been learned about FIV since it was first described in 1987, particularly in regard to its application as a model to study the closely related lentivirus, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). In particular, FIV and HIV share remarkable structure and sequence organization, utilize parallel modes of receptor-mediated entry, and result in a similar spectrum of immunodeficiency-related diseases due to analogous modes of immune dysfunction...
April 20, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676678/spontaneous-epidural-hematoma-secondary-to-bone-infarction-in-sickle-cell-anemia-case-report
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Rohini Komarla, Bruno P Soares, Joshua J Chern, Sarah S Milla
Spontaneous epidural hematoma (EDH) is a rare occurrence in patients with sickle cell disease, with a small number of cases reported. Appropriate diagnosis is critical, because rapid neurosurgical intervention may be required. This unique case illustrates clinical and MRI features of an 18-year-old woman presenting with a headache and subsequent progression to severe focal neurological symptoms. Imaging demonstrated a large EDH of mixed signal characteristics and underlying calvarial infarction, requiring emergency decompression and evacuation...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675071/pediatric-head-injury-a-study-of-403-cases-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-a-developing-country
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Abrar Ahad Wani, Arif Hussain Sarmast, Muzaffar Ahangar, Nayil Khursheed Malik, Sarabjit Singh Chhibber, Sajad Hussain Arif, Altaf Umar Ramzan, Bashir Ahmed Dar, Zulfiqar Ali
Introduction: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Falls are the most common type of injury, followed by motor vehicle-related accidents and child abuse. Aims and Objectives: The aim and objective of this study was to elucidate the various modes of injury, prognostic factors, complications, incidence of various modes of injury, and outcome in TBI in pediatric population. Materials and Methods: Patients with TBI, 18 years or less in age, managed in our Department of Neurosurgery, over a period of 2 years, were studied prospectively...
October 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673373/chorioamnionitis-neuroinflammation-and-injury-timing-is-key-in-the-preterm-ovine-fetus
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Ruth Gussenhoven, Rob J J Westerlaken, Daan R M G Ophelders, Alan H Jobe, Matthew W Kemp, Suhas G Kallapur, Luc J Zimmermann, Per T Sangild, Stanislava Pankratova, Pierre Gressens, Boris W Kramer, Bobbi Fleiss, Tim G A M Wolfs
BACKGROUND: Antenatal infection (i.e., chorioamnionitis) is an important risk factor for adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes after preterm birth. Destructive and developmental disturbances of the white matter are hallmarks of preterm brain injury. Understanding the temporal effects of antenatal infection in relation to the onset of neurological injury is crucial for the development of neurotherapeutics for preterm infants. However, these dynamics remain unstudied. METHODS: Time-mated ewes were intra-amniotically injected with lipopolysaccharide at 5, 12, or 24 h or 2, 4, 8, or 15 days before preterm delivery at 125 days gestational age (term ~ 150 days)...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671293/surgical-treatment-for-refractory-epilepsy
#6
Johannes Herta, Christian Dorfer
The goal of any epilepsy surgery is to improve patient ́s quality of life by achieving seizure freedom or by reducing the frequency of severely debilitating seizures. To achieve this goal, non-invasive and invasive diagnostic methods must precisely delineate the epileptogenic zone (EZ), which is defined as the area that needs to be resected to obtain seizure freedom. At the same time, the correct identification of eloquent brain areas is inevitable to avoid new neurological deficits from surgery. In recent years, the technical advances in diagnostics have enabled us to achieve these goals in an increasing number of cases...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668461/mobilization-and-stimulation-of-neuromuscular-tissue-masont-for-stroke-survivors
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Dimitrios Athanasiadis, Yannis Dionyssiotis, Jannis Papathanasiou, Eleftherios Stefas
Mobilization and Stimulation of Neuromuscular Tissue (MASONT) is a newly invented somatosensory intervention used for the recovery of function in stroke patients. This paper aims to offer a more spherical view on the new technique. To that end, a basic manual of MASONT's application is provided, along with its rational of use. Moreover, clinical observations on the application of the technique and its effects on neurological patients are presented, as well as, a report on its safety.
March 1, 2018: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666716/survival-after-cardiac-arrest-secondary-to-massive-pulmonary-embolism
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Abdullah E Laher, Muhammed Moolla, Feroza Motara, Fathima Paruk, Guy Richards
Introduction: It is estimated that the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) is missed in as many as 84% of all cases of PE. Cardiac arrest following PE is generally associated with poor outcomes. Case Report: A 43-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department (ED) in cardiac arrest. Swelling of his right lower limb was noted on arrival. Point of care ultrasound was performed during ongoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and showed a thrombus in the right iliofemoral vein as well as dilatation of the right ventricle...
2018: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666075/rogue-one-a-story-of-tophaceous-gout-in-the-spine
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Karthik Dwarki, Andy Dothard, Bryan Abadie, Matthew C Miles
A 26-year-old man with history of extensive tophaceous gout presented to the referring facility with decreased bilateral lower extremity sensation and motor function that began acutely 1 week prior to admission and had progressed to urinary incontinence. The patient was admitted to the intensive care unit due to concern for sepsis secondary to epidural abscess. The patient was started on empiric vancomycin and cefepime. Neurosurgery did not recommend acute neurosurgical intervention given the lack of a compressive lesion...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665733/natural-history-predictors-of-outcome-and-effects-of-treatment-in-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury-a-multicenter-cohort-study-from-the-north-american-clinical-trials-network
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Jefferson R Wilson, Blessing Jaja, Brian K Kwon, James Guest, James Shields Harrop, Bizhan Aarabi, Christopher Shaffrey, Jetan Badhiwala, Elizabeth Toups, Robert Grossman, Michael G Fehlings
The course, treatment response and recovery potential following acute traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) have been shown to differ depending on the neurological level of injury. However, there are limited data focused on thoracic-level injuries. A cohort of 86 patients from the prospectively maintained North American Clinical Trials Network (NACTN) SCI registry were identified and studied to characterize the patterns of neurological recovery as well as to determine rates of acute hospital mortality and pulmonary complications...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665094/newborn-screening-a-disease-changing-intervention-for-glutaric-aciduria-type-1
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Nikolas Boy, Katharina Mengler, Eva Thimm, Katharina A Schiergens, Thorsten Marquardt, Natalie Weinhold, Iris Marquardt, Anibh M Das, Peter Freisinger, Sarah C Grünert, Judith Vossbeck, Robert Steinfeld, Matthias R Baumgartner, Skadi Beblo, Andrea Dieckmann, Andrea Näke, Martin Lindner, Jana Heringer, Georg F Hoffmann, Chris Mühlhausen, Esther M Maier, Regina Ensenauer, Sven F Garbade, Stefan Kölker
OBJECTIVE: Untreated individuals with glutaric aciduria type 1 (GA1) commonly present with a complex, predominantly dystonic movement disorder (MD) following acute or insidious onset striatal damage. Implementation of GA1 into newborn screening (NBS) programmes has improved the short-term outcome. It remains unclear, however, whether NBS changes the long-term outcome and which variables are predictive. METHODS: This prospective, observational, multi-centre study includes 87 patients identified by NBS, four patients missed by NBS and three women with GA1 identified by positive NBS results of their unaffected children...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Neurology
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/29664874/traumatic-brain-injury-and-infectious-encephalopathy-in-children-from-four-resource-limited-settings-in-africa
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Ericka L Fink, Amelie von Saint Andre-von Arnim, Rashmi Kumar, Patrick T Wilson, Tigist Bacha, Abenezer Tirsit Aklilu, Tsegazeab Laeke Teklemariam, Shubhada Hooli, Lisine Tuyisenge, Easmon Otupiri, Anthony Fabio, John Gianakas, Patrick M Kochanek, Derek C Angus, Robert C Tasker
OBJECTIVES: To assess the frequency, interventions, and outcomes of children presenting with traumatic brain injury or infectious encephalopathy in low-resource settings. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Four hospitals in Sub-Saharan Africa. PATIENTS: Children age 1 day to 17 years old evaluated at the hospital with traumatic brain injury or infectious encephalopathy. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: We evaluated the frequency and outcomes of children presenting consecutively over 4 weeks to any hospital department with traumatic brain injury or infectious encephalopathy...
April 16, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664850/idiopathic-toe-walking-prevalence-and-natural-history-from-birth-to-ten-years-of-age
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Pähr Engström, Kristina Tedroff
BACKGROUND: Children with idiopathic toe-walking, a common pediatric condition, walk some or all of the time on their toes. This condition often causes parental concern, with repeated medical contacts and a range of interventions including stretching, casts, injection of botulinum toxin A, and surgical procedures. The purpose of this cohort study was to document the natural history of this condition. METHODS: In a population-based cohort of 1,401 healthy 5.5-year-old Swedish children, we found the prevalence of idiopathic toe-walking to be approximately 5% (63 of 1,401)...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664760/effect-of-routine-clopidogrel-use-on-bleeding-complications-after-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration
#15
Tracey N Webb, Eric Flenaugh, Ralitza Martin, Christopher Parks, Rabih I Bechara
BACKGROUND: Endobronchial ultrasonography has proven to be highly sensitive and specific in the diagnoses of patients with mediastinal and hilar adenopathy. Many of these patients are on a combination of clopidogrel (a compound that inhibits adenosine diphosphate-induced platelet aggregation) and aspirin due to neurological and/or cardiac-related comorbidities, and stopping anticoagulation may place these patients at high risk for potential complications. Our group has previously showed that thoracentesis with an 8-french catheter is safe in patients receiving clopidogrel and aspirin with low risk of complications...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664508/oral-self-mutilation-in-lesch-nyhan-syndrome-case-report
#16
Andrés Campolo González, Alex Vargas Díaz, Daniel Fontboté Riesco, Marta Hernández Chávez
INTRODUCTION: Lesch-Nyhan syndrome (LNS) is an inherited recessive X-related disorder caused by the deficiency of the enzyme hypoxanthin-guanine phosphorribosyl transferase (HPRT). Compul sive self-mutilation and dystonia occurs before the first year of age and is expressed by persistent bites on the oral mucosa, lips, tongue, fingers, and shoulders. The dental intervention performed on most of these patients is multiple tooth extraction to prevent serious secondary lesions. OBJECTIVE: To present a clinical case of LNS and describe pediatric dentistry management in patients with self-mutilating behavior...
February 2018: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664210/differential-clinical-presentation-of-adamantiades-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-in-non-endemic-and-endemic-areas-retrospective-data-from-a-middle-european-cohort-study
#17
Thomas Moosmann, Cécilia Veraar, Jürgen Brunner, Gustav Fraedrich, Andreas Frech, Wolfgang Horninger, Gudrun Ratzinger, Werner Streif, Barbara Teuchner, Johann Willeit, Manuela Zlamy, Tobias De Zordo, Michael Schirmer
OBJECTIVES: To assess demographical and clinical data in a Middle-European cohort of patients with Adamantiades-Behçet's disease (ABD), together with the use of medication in adherence to international guidelines. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study, in- and outpatients of an Austrian secondary and tertiary university hospital center were analyzed independent from the medical discipline involved. After ethics approval, screening for ABD-patients in the clinical information system resulted in 1821 documents from 1997 to 2016...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663553/rapid-evidence-assessment-of-approaches-to-community-neurological-nursing-care-for-people-with-neurological-conditions-post-discharge-from-acute-care-hospital
#18
REVIEW
Judith Dianne Pugh, Kathleen McCoy, Anne M Williams, Brenda Bentley, Leanne Monterosso
Neurological conditions represent leading causes of non-fatal burden of disease that will consume a large proportion of projected healthcare expenditure. Inconsistent access to integrated healthcare and other services for people with long-term neurological conditions stresses acute care services. The purpose of this rapid evidence assessment, conducted February-June 2016, was to review the evidence supporting community neurological nursing approaches for patients with neurological conditions post-discharge from acute care hospitals...
April 16, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663283/eeg-artifact-versus-subclinical-status-epilepticus-in-a-patient-following-cardiac-arrest
#19
Jean E Cibula, Daniel S Demos, Brenda G Fahy
BACKGROUND: A challenge in ICU EEG interpretation is identifying subclinical status epilepticus versus patterns on the ictal-interictal continuum versus other repetitive patterns. In the electrically noisy intensive care unit, identifying and eliminating interference and artifact allow accurate diagnoses from the EEG, avoiding unnecessary treatment or sedation. METHODS: We present a case during Impella (Abiomed Inc, Danvers, MA) continuous flow left ventricular assist device use where the EEG artifact was initially misinterpreted as seizure by the resident and treated as status epilepticus because of the "focal" sharply contoured repetitive pattern...
April 16, 2018: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658989/the-effectiveness-of-a-group-self-management-education-course-for-adults-with-poorly-controlled-epilepsy-smile-uk-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Leone Ridsdale, Gabriella Wojewodka, Emily J Robinson, Adam J Noble, Myfanwy Morgan, Stephanie J C Taylor, Paul McCrone, Mark P Richardson, Gus Baker, Sabine Landau, Laura H Goldstein
OBJECTIVE: Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological conditions affecting about 1% of adults. Up to 40% of people with epilepsy (PWE) report recurring seizures while on medication. And optimal functioning requires good self-management. Our objective was to evaluate a group self-management education courses for people with epilepsy and drug-resistant seizures by means of a multicenter, pragmatic, parallel group, randomized controlled trial. METHODS: We recruited adults with epilepsy, having ≥2 seizures in the prior 12 months, from specialist clinics...
April 16, 2018: Epilepsia
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