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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135611/18f-fdg-pet-ct-of-generalized-arteritis
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Anna Margherita Maffione, Lucia Rampin, Gaia Grassetto, Maria Cristina Marzola, Sotirios Chondrogiannis, Domenico Rubello, Patrick M Colletti
A 75-year-old man presented with significant weight loss, persistent cough, single episode of frontotemporal pulsatile headache, and leg weakness. A paraneoplastic syndrome was suspected, and F-FDG PET/CT was performed. Diffuse, moderate-to-intense tracer symmetrical uptake of many large and medium arteries was unexpectedly noted. The peculiarity of this case is the extensive involvement of both large and medium head and neck and extremity vessels, whereas the aorta was relatively spared.
November 11, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125635/a-review-of-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-periodic-paralysis
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Jeffrey M Statland, Bertrand Fontaine, Michael G Hanna, Nicholas Johnson, John T Kissel, Valeria A Sansone, Perry B Shieh, Rabi N Tawil, Jaya Trivedi, Stephen C Cannon, Robert C Griggs
Periodic paralyses (PP) are rare neuromuscular disorders caused by mutations in skeletal muscle sodium, calcium, and potassium channel genes. PP include hypokalemic paralysis, hyperkalemic paralysis, and Andersen-Tawil Syndrome. Common features of PP include autosomal dominant inheritance, onset typically in the first or second decades, episodic attacks of flaccid weakness, which are often triggered by diet or rest after exercise. Diagnosis is based on the characteristic clinic presentation then confirmed by genetic testing...
November 10, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101272/illness-associated-muscle-weakness-in-dystroglycanopathies
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Courtney R Carlson, Steven D McGaughey, Jamie M Eskuri, Carrie M Stephan, M Bridget Zimmerman, Katherine D Mathews
OBJECTIVE: To describe the phenomenon of acute illness-associated weakness (AIAW) in patients with dystroglycanopathy (DG), determine the frequency of this phenomenon in DGs, and compare it to the frequency in Duchenne-Becker muscular dystrophy (DBMD). METHODS: Patients enrolled in a DG natural history study provided medical history, including major illnesses or hospitalizations, at enrollment and annually. We noted a recurring syndrome of profound transient weakness in the setting of febrile illness...
November 3, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079320/cognitive-dysfunction-associated-with-aluminum-hydroxide-induced-macrophagic-myofasciitis-a-reappraisal-of-neuropsychological-profile
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Mehdi Aoun Sebaiti, Paul Kauv, Anaïs Charles-Nelson, Axel Van Der Gucht, Paul Blanc-Durand, Emmanuel Itti, Romain K Gherardi, Anne-Catherine Bachoud-Levi, François Jérôme Authier
Patients with macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF) present with diffuse arthromyalgias, chronic fatigue, and cognitive disorder. Representative features of MMF-associated cognitive dysfunction include attentional dysfunction, dysexecutive syndrome, visual memory deficit and left ear extinction. Our study aims to reevaluate the neuropsychological profile of MMF. 105 unselected consecutive MMF patients were subjected to a neuropsychological battery of screen short term and long-term memory, executive functions, attentional abilities, instrumental functions and dichotic listening...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066118/a-de-novo-p-arg756cys-mutation-in-atp1a3-causes-a-distinct-phenotype-with-prolonged-weakness-and-encephalopathy-triggered-by-fever
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Yuji Nakamura, Ayako Hattori, Mitsuko Nakashima, Daisuke Ieda, Ikumi Hori, Yutaka Negishi, Naoki Ando, Naomichi Matsumoto, Shinji Saitoh
Patients with a mutation at Arg756 in ATP1A3 have been known to exhibit a distinct phenotype, characterized by prolonged weakness and encephalopathy, triggered by febrile illness. With only eight reports published to date, more evidence is required to correlate clinical features with a mutation at Arg756. Here we report an additional case with an Arg756Cys mutation in ATP1A3. A four-year-old boy showed mild developmental delay with recurrent paroxysmal episodes of weakness and encephalopathy from nine months of age...
October 21, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036585/ambulatory-ph-impedance-pressure-monitoring-as-a-diagnostic-tool-for-the-reflux-cough-syndrome
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T V K Herregods, A Pauwels, J Jafari, D Sifrim, A J P M Smout, A J Bredenoord, J Tack
Gastroesophageal reflux is considered to be a significant contributing factor to chronic unexplained cough. Patients are often presumed to have reflux-induced cough and are exposed to high-dose and long-term empirical therapy with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) despite the limited treatment efficacy in this population. We aimed to assess the diagnostic value of 24-hour ambulatory pH-impedance-pressure monitoring for the diagnosis of reflux-induced chronic cough. In this multicenter study, we evaluated 192 patients with chronic cough using 24-hour pH-impedance-pressure monitoring off PPIs...
September 27, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978604/oxaliplatin-induced-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-pres
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Taimoor Khalid Janjua, Muhammad Hassan, Hira Khan Afridi, Naila Anjum Zahid
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), first introduced in 1996, is a neurotoxic state characterised by seizures, headache, vision change, paresis, nausea and altered mental status. Risk factors include hypertension, eclampsia/pre-eclampsia, infection/sepsis and cancer chemotherapy. Although exposure to toxic agents is a common occurrence in patients who develop PRES, oxaliplatin has rarely been associated with it, with only 10 cases reported worldwide. We present the case of an oxaliplatin-induced PRES in a 23-year-old male patient who was started on oxaliplatin/capecitabine as adjuvant chemotherapy for anal canal adenocarcinoma...
October 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923622/enzyme-linked-immunospot-assay-as-a-complementary-method-to-assess-and-monitor-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-on-pre-emptive-antiviral-therapy-a-single-center-experience
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E Favi, R Santangelo, S Iesari, M Morandi, G E Marcovecchio, E M Trecarichi, M P Salerno, M Ferraresso, F Citterio, J Romagnoli
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease represents a major cause of post-transplantation morbidity and mortality. To estimate the risk of infection and monitor response to antiviral therapy, current guidelines suggest combination of viral load monitoring with direct assessment of CMV-specific immune response. We used enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISpot) for the evaluation of CMV-specific T-cell response in kidney transplant recipients with CMV viremia and investigated how information gained could help manage CMV infection...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884231/infant-brachial-neuritis-following-a-viral-prodrome-a-case-in-a-6-month-old-child-and-review-of-the-literature
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Oliver D Mrowczynski, Sara T Langan, Elias B Rizk
INTRODUCTION: Brachial neuritis, commonly known as Parsonage-Turner syndrome, affects two to three people per 100,000 and presents with pain and weakness of the arm and shoulder. Brachial neuritis is uncommon in infants. METHODS: Here, we present the case of a 6-month old female, who presented with right upper extremity weakness and paresis following a viral prodrome. We also present a summary of all reported cases of brachial neuritis in infants. RESULTS: This is the youngest case of brachial neuritis diagnosed at our institution...
September 7, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821360/development-and-implementation-of-an-early-mobility-program-for-mechanically-ventilated-pediatric-patients
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Kristina A Betters, Kiran B Hebbar, David Farthing, Brittany Griego, Tricia Easley, Hartley Turman, Lauren Perrino, Stephanie Sparacino, Mary L deAlmeida
PURPOSE: Early mobility (EM) is being used in adult ICUs in an effort to treat and prevent intensive care unit acquired weakness (ICU-AW) and Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS). Data supports children suffer from ICU-AW and PICS as well. Our objective was to create and implement an EM protocol for pediatric patients receiving invasive mechanical ventilation. METHODS: A multidisciplinary EM committee was formed to create and implement an EM protocol in a quarternary care PICU...
October 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801329/postcardiac-injury-syndrome-and-stroke-following-permanent-pacemaker-insertion
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Caitlin Bialy, Edmund Wee, Nizam Uddin
An 80-year-old woman initially presented with an episode of pleuritic chest pain 10 days after implantation of a dual chamber permanent pacemaker. She returned to hospital a day later with vomiting and fever. She was found to have new atrial fibrillation in addition to right-sided weakness and dysarthria. An infarct in the left anterior inferior cerebellar artery territory was later confirmed on CT. She continued to have recurrent febrile episodes associated with vomiting and dyspnoea. Extensive investigations for infection were negative, and her symptoms were initially attributed to aspiration pneumonia...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671000/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-serum-and-plasma-levels-in-the-treatment-of-acute-schizophrenia-with-olanzapine-or-risperidone-6-week-prospective-study
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Suzan Kudlek Mikulic, Alma Mihaljevic-Peles, Marina Sagud, Maja Bajs Janovic, Lana Ganoci, Jasmina Grubisin, Martina Kuzman Rojnic, Bjanka Vuksan Cusa, Zoran Bradaš, Nada Božina
Antipsychotics have been the mainstay of the treatment of schizophrenia, and their potential role in neuroprotection could be related to brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). So far different effects on both serum and plasma levels of BDNF were reported related to the various antipsychotic treatments. Aim of this study was to investigate the influence of olanzapine or risperidone on both plasma and serum levels of BDNF in patients with acute schizophrenia. For 50 participants with acute episode of schizophrenia both plasma and serum BDNF, along with the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) and the Clinical Global Impression scale, were assessed pretreatment and post treatment - after 6 weeks of either risperidone or olanzapine...
July 2, 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647130/fever-induced-paroxysmal-weakness-and-encephalopathy-a-new-phenotype-of-atp1a3-mutation
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Sho T Yano, Kenneth Silver, Richard Young, Suzanne D DeBrosse, Roseànne S Ebel, Kathryn J Swoboda, Gyula Acsadi
BACKGROUND: We identified a group of patients with ATP1A3 mutations at residue 756 who display a new phenotype, distinct from alternating hemiplegia of childhood, rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism, and cerebellar ataxia, areflexia, pes cavus, optic atrophy, sensorineural hearing loss syndromes. METHODS: Four patients with c.2267G>A (R756H) mutations from two families and two patients with c.2267G>T (R756L) mutations from one family are described and compared with the previously reported patients with mutations resulting in R756H and R756C protein variants...
August 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642454/inclusion-body-myositis-a-case-presenting-with-respiratory-failure-and-autopsy-findings-leading-to-the-hypothesis-of-a-paraneoplastic-cause
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Christopher Dardis, Ariel Antezana, Kurenai Tanji, Paul J Maccabee
BACKGROUND Sporadic inclusion body myositis (IBM) is the most common acquired myopathy seen in adults aged over 50 years, with a prevalence estimated at between 1 and 70 per million. Weakness of the diaphragm with loss of vital capacity is almost universal in IBM. This is almost always asymptomatic. When respiratory complications occur, they are most often due to aspiration. Respiratory failure due to diaphragmatic weakness is exceptionally rare, particularly as the presenting symptom of the disease. It is not currently considered to be a paraneoplastic syndrome...
June 23, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483396/early-diagnosis-of-capos-syndrome-before-acute-onset-ataxia-review-of-the-literature-and-a-new-family
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Anna Duat Rodriguez, Michaela Prochazkova, Saturnino Santos Santos, Oscar Rubio Cabezas, Veronica Cantarin Extremera, Luis Gonzalez-Gutierrez-Solana
BACKGROUND: CAPOS syndrome (cerebellar ataxia, areflexia, pes cavus, optic atrophy, and sensorineural hearing loss) is a rare disease that has been reported in 22 patients so far. In all cases, the mutation c.2452G>A (p.Glu818Lys) in the ATP1A3 gene was identified. Patients typically present at an early age with an acute-onset fever-induced episode of ataxia frequently associated with encephalopathy and weakness. They usually present one to three episodes. The acute symptoms improve within days, but most patients show slow progression afterward...
June 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446136/first-mutation-in-the-fshr-cytoplasmic-tail-identified-in-a-non-pregnant-woman-with-spontaneous-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome
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Justine Hugon-Rodin, Charlotte Sonigo, Anne Gompel, Catherine Dodé, Michael Grynberg, Nadine Binart, Isabelle Beau
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (sOHSS) is a rare event occurring mostly during natural pregnancy. Among described etiologies, some activating mutations of FSH receptor (FSHR) have been identified. CASE PRESENTATION: We report hereby the case of a non-pregnant women with three episodes of sOHSS. Hormonal evaluation was normal and no pituitary adenoma was detected. However, genetic analysis identified a novel heterozygous FSHR mutation (c...
April 26, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272380/complexity-and-diversity-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-phenotypes
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Patrizia Zentilin, Elisa Marabotto, Gaia Pellegatta, Claudia Coppo, Manuele Furnari, Edoardo Savarino, Vincenzo Savarino
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is defined as a condition which develops when the reflux of gastric contents causes troublesome symptoms, impairs quality of life, or leads to mucosal damage or complications. There are two main phenotypic presentations of GERD, the erosive (ERD) and non-erosive reflux disease (NERD), with the latter one representing up to 70% of GERD spectrum. Moreover, patients with GERD can be clinically subdivided into two distinct syndromes: patients with esophageal and extraesophageal symptoms...
September 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228797/femoral-neck-s-fracture-in-fahr-s-syndrome-case-report
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Marcello Sallì, Antonio D'Arienzo, Mariella Bonanno, Salvatore Morello, Antonino Sanfilippo, Giulia Letizia Mauro, Michele D'Arienzo
Fahr's syndrome, also known as "Bilateral Striopallidodentate Calcinosis" (BSPDC) primitive, is a rare neurological disease characterized by the presence of idiopathic, bilateral, symmetrical and abnormal deposition of calcium in areas of the brain that control movements including the basal ganglia, dentate nuclei of the cerebellum, nuclei of thalamus and semi-oval center. We describe a case of a 76-year-old male patient underwent reduction and fixation of a subtrochanteric fracture with intramedullary nail...
September 2016: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024840/intrafamilial-phenotypic-variability-in-andersen-tawil-syndrome-a-diagnostic-challenge-in-a-potentially-treatable-condition
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A Ardissone, V Sansone, L Colleoni, P Bernasconi, I Moroni
Andersen-Tawil syndrome (ATS) is a rare autosomal dominant channelopathy characterized by periodic paralysis, cardiac dysrhythmias, and distinct facial and skeletal characteristics, that may be variably present in the affected members. Mutations in the KCNJ2 and KCNJ5 gene have been associated with this disorder. We describe a family in which several members presented with different ATS phenotypes. The proband, a 4-year-old boy, presented with recurrent episodes of muscle weakness from an early age; two siblings suffered cardiac arrhythmia but had never experienced episodes of paralysis; their mother reported occasional muscle pain after exercise and unspecified cardiac arrhythmias...
March 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894792/pyruvate-dehydrogenase-e1%C3%AE-deficiency-presenting-as-recurrent-acute-proximal-muscle-weakness-of-upper-and-lower-extremities-in-an-8-year-old-boy
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Bülent Kara, Hülya Maraş Genç, Emek Uyur-Yalçın, Ayfer Sakarya-Güneş, Uğur Topçu, Serap Mülayim, Serdar Ceylaner
The mitochondrial pyruvate dehydrogenase enzyme complex (PDHC) plays an important role in aerobic energy metabolism and acid-base equilibrium. PDHC contains of 5 enzymes, 3 catalytic (E1, E2, E3) and 2 regulatory, as well as 3 cofactors and an additional protein (E3-binding protein) encoded by nuclear genes. The clinical presentation of PDHC deficiency ranges from fatal neonatal lactic acidosis to chronic neurologic dysfunction without lactic acidosis. Paroxysmal neurologic problems such as intermittent ataxia, episodic weakness, exercise-induced dystonia and recurrent demyelination may also be seen although they are rare...
January 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
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