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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533627/reduced-foot-pain-after-spasticity-control-with-alcohol-block-in-a-patient-with-chronic-hemiparetic-stroke-a-case-report
#1
Min Cheol Chang
[Purpose] This study report a case of a patient with hemiparetic stroke who showed significantly reduced foot pain when ankle spasticity was reduced using nerve and motor point blocks with 20% ethyl alcohol. [Subject and Methods] A 58-year-old woman with left hemiparesis following intracranial hemorrhage five years previously presented with pain in the left fifth metatarsal head for two years (numeric rating scale[NRS]: 8). Erythema and edema were observed on the lateral aspect of the head of the fifth metatarsal bone...
April 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533590/characteristics-of-patients-with-hemiparetic-stroke-who-yield-highly-reliable-muscle-strength-measurements
#2
Ken Tomida, Genichi Tanino, Shinya Sasaki, Akira Suzuki, Sayaka Okamoto, Shigeru Sonoda
[Purpose] Accurate measurement of unaffected lower extremity muscle strength on the unaffected side is useful in patients with hemiparetic stroke; however, muscle strength measurement results in patients with hemiparetic stroke vary greatly compared with those in healthy individuals. The objective of the present study was to determine the characteristics of patients with hemiparetic stroke who yield highly reliable muscle strength measurements. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects were 55 incipient patients with hemiparetic stroke...
April 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533204/diverse-early-dwarf-mistletoes-arceuthobium-ecological-keystones-of-the-eocene-baltic-amber-biota
#3
Eva-Maria Sadowski, Leyla J Seyfullah, Carol A Wilson, Clyde L Calvin, Alexander R Schmidt
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Extant dwarf mistletoes (Arceuthobium M. Bieb., Viscaceae) are hemiparasites with complex roles in nature. They are one of the most severe pests in northern hemisphere conifer forests, but they also enhance the structural complexity and species diversity of the forests. Here, we describe the first pre-Miocene macrofossils of dwarf mistletoes. The fossils from Eocene Baltic amber provide new insights into the morphological evolution of the Arceuthobium lineage and its paleobiogeography...
May 21, 2017: American Journal of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532877/task-based-mirror-therapy-enhances-ipsilesional-motor-functions-in-stroke-a-pilot-study
#4
Kamal Narayan Arya, Shanta Pandian, Dharmendra Kumar
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of Mirror therapy (MT) on dexterity, coordination, and muscle strength of the less-affected upper limb in stroke. DESIGN: Pre-test post-test, single group, experimental design. SETTING: Rehabilitation institute. PARTICIPANTS: Post-stroke hemiparetic chronic subjects (N = 21). INTERVENTIONS: Forty sessions of MT using various tasks in addition to the conventional rehabilitation...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532873/the-impact-of-incline-and-speed-of-treadmill-on-ankle-muscle-activity-in-middle-aged-adults
#5
Roghayeh Mohammadi, Chetan P Phadke
OBJECTIVE: Additional demands associated with changing walking incline and speed combined with normal aging related changes in muscle recruitment can make walking difficult. This study examined the effects of walking on a treadmill at different inclines and speeds on ankle muscles in healthy middle-aged adults. METHODS: Fifteen healthy subjects (10M/5F) walked on a standard treadmill at three different inclines (0°, 3°, and 6°) and speeds (self-selected, self-selected+20%, self-selected+40%)...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532871/stabilometric-analysis-of-the-effect-of-postural-insoles-on-static-balance-in-patients-with-hemiparesis-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
#6
Luiz Alfredo Braun Ferreira, Manuela Galli, Roberta Delasta Lazzari, Arislander Jonathan Lopes Dumont, Verônica Cimolin, Claudia Santos Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Stroke is one of the main causes of disability among adults. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to analyze the effect of postural insoles on static balance in individuals with stroke. METHODS: Twenty-four strokes survivors with hemiparesis were recruited from the rehabilitation clinics of the university and randomly allocated to two groups: experimental and control group. The subjects were analyzed for stabilometry, immediately following insole placement and after three months of insole usage, with eyes open and eyes closed...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530159/curative-and-adjunctive-avm-onyx-embolization-of-avms-through-the-choroidal-arteries
#7
Xianli Lv, Xiulan Hu, Wei Li, Hongwei He, Chuhan Jiang, Youxiang Li
Objective The anterior or posterior choroidal artery is often recruited to supply deep location arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). This study is to report curative and adjunctive AVM Onyx embolization through these arteries. Methods This study retrospectively reviewed six patients with cerebral AVMs who underwent endovascular embolization through the choroidal arteries between October 2015 and October 2016. Embolization was performed as a curative procedure in five patients and adjunctive procedure in one patient...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530154/determining-electrode-placement-for-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-a-comparison-of-eeg-versus-tms-guided-methods
#8
Tonya L Rich, Jeremiah S Menk, Kyle D Rudser, Mo Chen, Gregg D Meekins, Edgar Peña, Timothy Feyma, Kay Bawroski, Christina Bush, Bernadette T Gillick
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is increasingly researched as an adjuvant to motor rehabilitation for children with hemiparesis. The optimal method for the primary motor cortex (M1) somatotopic localization for tDCS electrode placement has not been established. The objective, therefore, was to determine the location of the M1 derived using the 10/20 electroencephalography (EEG) system and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in children with hemiparesis (CWH) and a comparison group of typically developing children (TDC)...
May 1, 2017: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529870/symptom-specific-amygdala-hyperactivity-modulates-motor-control-network-in-conversion-disorder
#9
Thomas Hassa, Alexandra Sebastian, Joachim Liepert, Cornelius Weiller, Roger Schmidt, Oliver Tüscher
Initial historical accounts as well as recent data suggest that emotion processing is dysfunctional in conversion disorder patients and that this alteration may be the pathomechanistic neurocognitive basis for symptoms in conversion disorder. However, to date evidence of direct interaction of altered negative emotion processing with motor control networks in conversion disorder is still lacking. To specifically study the neural correlates of emotion processing interacting with motor networks we used a task combining emotional and sensorimotor stimuli both separately as well as simultaneously during functional magnetic resonance imaging in a well characterized group of 13 conversion disorder patients with functional hemiparesis and 19 demographically matched healthy controls...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528818/patellar-tendon-vibration-reduces-the-increased-facilitation-from-quadriceps-to-soleus-in-post-stroke-hemiparetic-individuals
#10
Eric Maupas, Joseph-Omer Dyer, Sibele de Andrade Melo, Robert Forget
BACKGROUND: Stimulation of the femoral nerve in healthy people can facilitate soleus H-reflex and electromyography (EMG) activity. In stroke patients, such facilitation of transmission in spinal pathways linking the quadriceps and soleus muscles is enhanced and related to co-activation of knee and ankle extensors while sitting and walking. Soleus H-reflex facilitation can be depressed by vibration of the quadriceps in healthy people, but the effects of such vibration have never been studied on the abnormal soleus facilitation observed in people after stroke...
May 18, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527751/hand-strengthening-exercises-in-chronic-stroke-patients-dose-response-evaluation-using-electromyography
#11
Jonas Vinstrup, Joaquin Calatayud, Markus D Jakobsen, Emil Sundstrup, Jørgen R Jørgensen, Jose Casaña, Lars L Andersen
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: This study evaluates finger flexion and extension strengthening exercises using elastic resistance in chronic stroke patients. METHODS: Eighteen stroke patients (mean age: 56.8 ± 7.6 years) with hemiparesis performed 3 consecutive repetitions of finger flexion and extension, using 3 different elastic resistance levels (easy, moderate, and hard). Surface electromyography was recorded from the flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) and extensor digitorum (ED) muscles and normalized to the maximal electromyography of the non-paretic arm...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527090/stroke-like-attack-first-episode-of-sporadic-hemiplegic-migraine
#12
Enrico Ferrante, Valentina Prone, Marco Longoni, Elio Clemente Agostoni
Hemiplegic migraine (HM) is a rare migraine with aura; it can be familiar or sporadic. A 46-years-old man presented left migraine followed by right hemiparesis with bilateral plantar flexion of cutaneous plantar reflex (CPR). Brain CT and CT-angiography were normal. The next day patient got worse. The EEG showed left fronto-temporal cuspidate delta waves and brain MRI showed a minimal hyperintensity at T2-sequences in the left frontal cortex with a minor representation of the cortical veins at susceptibility weighted imaging sequences...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526576/carvacrol-promotes-neuroprotection-in-the-mouse-hemiparkinsonian-model
#13
L M Dati, H Ulrich, C C Real, Z P Feng, H S Sun, L R Britto
Carvacrol is a monoterpene that has been linked to neuroprotection in several animal models of neurodegeneration, including ischemia, epilepsy and traumatic neuronal injury. In this study, we investigated the effects of carvacrol (i.p.) upon the neurodegeneration induced by 6-hydroxy-dopamine unilateral intrastriatal injections in mice. We have also used the cylinder test to assess the behavioral effects of carvacrol in that model of Parkinson's disease, and immunoblots to evaluate the levels of caspase-3 and TRPM7, one of major targets of carvacrol...
May 17, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526085/papillary-fibroelastoma-unusual-cause-of-stroke-in-a-young-man-a-case-report
#14
Elisabetta Grolla, Michele Dalla Vestra, Giampaolo Zoffoli, Riccardo D'Ascoli, Adriana Critelli, Rocco Quatrale, Domenico Mangino, Fausto Rigo
BACKGROUND: Papillary fibroelastoma is the third most common primary benign tumor with an incidence of up to 0.33% in autopsy series; it accounts for approximately 75% of all cardiac valvular tumors. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a rare case of a 28-Year-old man that while playing football, had a sudden onset of neurological deficit: aphasia, right hemiparesis and right facial numbness. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed a 10x10 mm mass attached to the anterior mitral valve leaflet...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524750/backstabbing-swordfish-a-rare-cause-of-traumatic-hemiparesis
#15
Prabu Rau Sriram, Timothy Cheng Tsin Jien, Pulivendhan Sellamuthu
Swordfish attacks on humans are uncommon, with only a few case reports available in the current literature. The authors report the first known case of a penetrating spinal injury from a swordfish, in which the patient presented with a small stab wound and hemiparesis. The presentation of a fisherman with hemiparesis and a harmless-looking stab wound must alert clinicians to the possibility of penetrating swordfish injuries to the spine.
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524127/-an-acute-subdural-hematoma-caused-by-rupture-of-a-middle-cerebral-artery-aneurysm
#16
R S Dzhindzhikhadze, O N Dreval', V A Lazarev, R L Kambiev
Acute subdural hematoma caused by cerebral aneurysm rupture is rare. We describe a clinical case of an acute subdural hematoma developed due to rupture of an aneurysm at the M1 segment bifurcation of the middle cerebral artery (MCA). The acute subdural hematoma associated with intracranial hypertension and transtentorial herniation resulted in a comatose condition. The patient underwent decompressive craniectomy, hematoma removal, and clipping of the aneurysm. A significant improvement was observed in the postoperative period...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523987/six-month-effects-of-early-or-delayed-provision-of-an-ankle-foot-orthosis-in-patients-with-sub-acute-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Corien Dm Nikamp, Jaap H Buurke, Job van der Palen, Hermie J Hermens, Johan S Rietman
OBJECTIVE: To study the six-month clinical effects of providing ankle-foot orthoses at different moments (early or delayed) in (sub)acute stroke; this is a follow-up to a published trial. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Rehabilitation centre. SUBJECTS: Unilateral hemiparetic stroke subjects maximal six weeks post-stroke with indication for ankle-foot orthosis use. INTERVENTIONS: Subjects were randomly assigned to early (at inclusion; week 1) or delayed provision (eight weeks later; week 9)...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516363/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-presenting-in-the-anterior-circulation-with-malignant-intracranial-hypertension-requiring-surgical-decompression-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
S Hernández-Durán, A Barrantes-Freer, V Rohde, C von der Brelie
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is thought to result from endothelial dysfunction and breakdown of the blood-brain barrier with subsequent vasogenic edema. Abrupt hypertension has been identified as one of its risk factors. We present a rare case of PRES in the anterior circulation with sudden onset of left hemiparesis and rapid neurological deterioration on the basis of hypertensive crisis. Due to refractory intracranial hypertension, the patient required emergent right decompressive craniectomy...
May 17, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516077/toxoplasmic-encephalitis-in-patient-with-acquired-immunodeficiency-syndrome
#19
Sang-Bok Lee, Tae-Gyu Lee
Toxoplasmic encephalitis (TE) is an opportunistic infection found in immunocompromised patients and TE related cerebral mass lesion is often reported in acquired immunodeficiency acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients. However, incidence of TE related AIDS in Korea is still rare and is unfamiliar to neurosurgeons. Differential diagnosis is needed to rule out other brain lesions. A 39-year-old man visited the emergency room with rapid progressive left hemiparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a ring-enhanced mass lesion in his right frontal lobe...
April 2017: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516076/primary-central-nervous-system-vasculitis-mimicking-a-cortical-brain-tumor-a-case-report
#20
Joo-Seok Lee, Tae-Young Jung, Kyung-Hwa Lee, Seul-Kee Kim
We report a case of primary central nervous system vasculitis (PCNSV) mimicking a cortical brain tumor. A 25-year-old woman presented with a 2-week history of headache and transient right hemiparesis. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a cortical-involving lesion on the left frontal lobe. The 6-cm sized lesion showed low signal intensity on T1-weighted images and high signal intensity on T2-weighted images. The lesion had continual linear enhancement on the subcortical white matter and leptomeninges...
April 2017: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
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