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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444683/-atypical-guillain-barre-syndrome-clustering-is-it-necessary-to-reconsider-the-diagnostic-criteria-and-microbiological-protocol
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A Dominguez-Mayoral, C Gutierrez, J M Lopez-Dominguez, S Eichau, J Abril, G Navarro-Mascarell, M A Quesada-Garcia, M Ramos, M Alvarez-Lopez, C Menendez-De Leon, G Izquierdo
INTRODUCTION: Guillain-Barre syndrome is classically defined as a symmetrical ascending acute polyradiculoneuropathy, although there are atypical variants that make diagnosis difficult. CASE REPORTS: The medical data of six patients in our hospital area are collected during the first quarter of 2013. Lumbar punctures, imaging, neurophysiological studies, ganglioside antibodies and serologies have been proposed in all cases. We focus on the atypical features as late hyporeflexia, increased frequency of asymmetry and distal paresis and initial fever...
May 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443600/retroauricular-approach-for-targeted-cochlear-therapy-experiments-in-wistar-albino-rats
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Selçuk Mülazimoğlu, Emre Ocak, Gülşah Kaygusuz, Mustafa Kürşat Gökcan
BACKGROUND: As the idea of stem cell technology in the treatment of sensorial hearing loss has emerged over the past decades, the need for in vivo models for related experiments becomes explicit. One of the most common experimental models for inner ear stem cell delivery experiments is the Wistar albino rat (WAR). AIMS: To investigate the surgical anatomy of the temporal bone of the WAR with respect to the dissection steps, operative techniques, and potential pitfalls from surgery...
April 6, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443217/malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-of-the-c2-nerve-root-case-report
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Joshua D Burks, Robert G Briggs, Chad A Glenn, John C Greenert, Cordell M Baker, Keren Bartal, Greg A Krempl, Michael E Sughrue
Here we present the case of a 36-year-old man who was found to have a symptomatic malignant neural sheath tumor growing from the C2 nerve root following a period of progressively worsening headaches. The patient was successfully treated with surgical resection resulting in resolution of cranial nerve deficits. Though uncommon, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor must be considered in the differential diagnosis of tumors involving the cervical nerve roots and carotid space.
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443000/the-olfactory-system-revealed-non-invasive-mapping-by-using-constrained-spherical-deconvolution-tractography-in-healthy-humans
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Demetrio Milardi, Alberto Cacciola, Alessandro Calamuneri, Maria F Ghilardi, Fabrizia Caminiti, Filippo Cascio, Veronica Andronaco, Giuseppe Anastasi, Enricomaria Mormina, Alessandro Arrigo, Daniele Bruschetta, Angelo Quartarone
Although the olfactory sense has always been considered with less interest than the visual, auditive or somatic senses, it does plays a major role in our ordinary life, with important implication in dangerous situations or in social and emotional behaviors. Traditional Diffusion Tensor signal model and related tractography have been used in the past years to reconstruct the cranial nerves, including the olfactory nerve (ON). However, no supplementary information with regard to the pathways of the olfactory network have been provided...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439223/outer-hair-cell-and-auditory-nerve-function-in-speech-recognition-in-quiet-and-in-background-noise
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Richard Hoben, Gifty Easow, Sofia Pevzner, Mark A Parker
The goal of this study was to describe the contribution of outer hair cells (OHCs) and the auditory nerve (AN) to speech understanding in quiet and in the presence of background noise. Fifty-three human subjects with hearing ranging from normal to moderate sensorineural hearing loss were assayed for both speech in quiet (Word Recognition) and speech in noise (QuickSIN test) performance. Their scores were correlated with OHC function as assessed via distortion product otoacoustic emissions, and AN function as measured by amplitude, latency, and threshold of the VIIIth cranial nerve Compound Action Potential (CAP) recorded during electrocochleography (ECochG)...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437820/-therapy-of-hemifacial-spasm-with-botulinum-toxin
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Wolfgang H Jost, Rainer Laskawi, Anja Palmowski-Wolfe, Peter P Urban
Hemifacial spasm (HFS) is a frequent disorder characterized by involuntary contractions of those muscles innervated by the facialis nerve on one side of the face. The symptoms can appear as tonic or clonic, intermittent or permanent. Diagnosis is based purely on clinical observation. Differential diagnosis should rely on cranial MRI, which can demonstrate a pathological contact between the nerves and vessels and exclude alternative causation. Often, the symptoms are not marked so that therapy may not be necessary...
April 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435298/therapeutic-outcome-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-with-cranial-nerve-palsy-a-single-institution-experience-of-104-patients
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Chun-Chieh Huang, Fu-Min Fang, Hui-Chun Chen, Hsuan-Chih Hsu, Tai-Lin Huang, Yu-Li Su, Ya-Chun Chang
PURPOSE: Cranial nerve (CN) palsy is the main symptom in patients with locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). This study aimed to evaluate the therapeutic outcome of NPC with CN palsy and to analyze the prognostic factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 104 NPC patients with CN palsy curatively treated by conventional (n=44) or conformal (n=60) radiotherapy (RT) were enrolled. Upper CN palsy was present in 81 patients, lower CN palsy in four patients, and both upper and lower CN palsy in 19 patients...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434965/trochlear-schwannoma-presenting-with-isolated-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Cody L Nesvick, Avital Perry, Christopher S Graffeo, Aditya Raghunathan, Julie E Hammack, Jamie J Van Gompel
BACKGROUND: Schwannomas arising from the cranial nerves controlling extraocular eye movements are very rare and usually present with some degree of diplopia. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a 50-year-old woman who presented with isolated left-sided trigeminal neuralgia of six months' duration. Imaging demonstrated a homogeneously enhancing mass in the left ambient cistern, and the patient was taken to the operating room for resection. A retrosigmoid approach was used, and the mass was directly visualized arising from the trochlear nerve and compressing on the dorsal root entry zone of the trigeminal nerve...
April 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430338/yap-taz-and-areg-expression-in-eighth-cranial-nerve-schwannoma
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Alessandro Martini, Gino Marioni, Elisabetta Zanoletti, Rocco Cappellesso, Roberto Stramare, Elena Fasanaro, Chiara Faccioli, Luciano Giacomelli, Luca Denaro, Domenico D'Avella, Antonio Mazzoni, Ambrogio Fassina
BACKGROUND: Although the diagnosis and treatment of eighth cranial nerve (VIII CN) schwannoma (acoustic neuroma) has improved over the years, no factors capable of predicting tumor growth have been identified as yet. This study is a preliminary investigation of the expression in sporadic VIII CN schwannomas of Yes-associated protein (YAP), transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ), and amphiregulin (AREG), a direct target gene of YAP and TAZ. The expression of YAP, TAZ and AREG was correlated with the volumetric dimensions of tumors on contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (ceMRI)...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428901/microcystic-reticular-schwannoma-of-the-frontal-lobe-an-unusual-occurrence
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Lauren Pearson, Erinc Akture, Julien Wonderlick, Gregory Fuller, Maryam Zenali
Schwannoma is a benign peripheral nerve sheath tumor that typically involves cranial nerves of the head and neck region. Intraparenchymal occurrence of this tumor is uncommon. Even rarer in this site is the microcystic/reticular pattern of schwannoma. This histologic variant, first described in 2008, has a predilection for visceral organs. Herein, we report the first case of microcystic/reticular schwannoma of the frontal lobe.
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424010/olfactory-development-part-1-function-from-fetal-perception-to-adult-wine-tasting
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Harvey B Sarnat, Laura Flores-Sarnat, Xing-Chang Wei
Discrimination of odorous molecules in amniotic fluid occur after 30 weeks' gestation; fetuses exhibit differential responses to maternal diet. Olfactory reflexes enable reliable neonatal testing. Olfactory bulbs can be demonstrated reliably by MRI after 30 weeks' gestation, and their hypoplasia or aplasia also documented by late prenatal and postnatal MRI. Olfactory axons project from nasal epithelium to telencephalon before olfactory bulbs form. Fetal olfactory maturation remains incomplete at term for neuronal differentiation, synaptogenesis, myelination, and persistence of the transitory fetal ventricular recess...
May 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423034/elevated-frequencies-of-cd8-t-cells-expressing-pd-1-ctla-4-and-tim-3-within-tumour-from-perineural-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients
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Richard Linedale, Campbell Schmidt, Brigid T King, Annabelle G Ganko, Fiona Simpson, Benedict J Panizza, Graham R Leggatt
Perineural spread of tumour cells along cranial nerves is a severe complication of primary cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck region. While surgical excision of the tumour is the treatment of choice, removal of all the tumour is often complicated by the neural location and recurrence is frequent. Non-invasive immune treatments such as checkpoint inhibitor blockade may be useful in this set of tumours although little is understood about the immune response to perineural spread of squamous cell carcinomas...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422939/predictive-factors-for-achieving-independent-walking-in-children-with-guillain-barre-syndrome
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Mohammad Barzegar, Vahideh Toopchizadeh, Mohammad Hk Maher, Paria Sadeghi, Fatemeh Jahanjoo, Alireza Pishgahi
BACKGROUND: To determine the predictors of achieving independent walking at 2 and 6 months after onset of weakness in children with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). METHODS: Children with GBS admitted to Tabriz Children's Hospital were studied prospectively. All patients had frequent clinical evaluations until achieving independent walking. Unaided walking at 2 and 6 months, and factors influencing these outcomes were determined using both univariate and multiple analysis...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422776/lower-cranial-nerves-paralysis-following-prone-position-mechanical-ventilation
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Jose M Trejo-Gabriel-Galan, Maria Eugenia Perea-Rodriguez, Irene Aicua-Rapun, Esther Martinez-Barrio
OBJECTIVE: To communicate a complication of prone-position ventilation. DATA SOURCES: Case history. STUDY SELECTION: Case report. DATA EXTRACTION AND DATA SYNTHESIS: Clinical information from medical record. CONCLUSIONS: This is a very infrequent cause of dysphagia following prone-position ventilation.
April 18, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422682/mri-based-medial-axis-extraction-and-boundary-segmentation-of-cranial-nerves-through-discrete-deformable-3d-contour-and-surface-models
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Sharmin Sultana, Jason Blatt, Benjamin Gilles, Tanweer Rashid, Michel Audette
This paper presents a segmentation technique to identify the medial axis and the boundary of cranial nerves. We utilize a 3D deformable 1-simplex discrete contour model to ex-tract the medial axis of each cranial nerve. This contour model represents a collection of 2-connected vertices linked by edges, where vertex position is determined by a Newtonian expression for vertex kinematics featuring internal and external forces, the latter of which include attractive forces towards the nerve medial axis. We exploit multiscale vesselness filtering and minimal path techniques in the medial axis extraction method, which also com-putes a radius estimate along the path...
April 12, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422417/cranial-irradiation-in-childhood-mimicking-neurofibromatosis-type-ii
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Felix Bokstein, Tom Dubov, Hagit Toledano-Alhadef, Rinat Bernstein-Molho, Shlomi Constantini, D Gareth Evans, Shay Ben-Shachar
Neurofibromatosis type II (NF2) is a genetic disease characterized by bilateral vestibular schwannomas (VS) and other nerve system tumors. However, such tumors may be associated with environmental, rather than a genetic, etiology. Individuals fulfilling the clinical criteria of NF2 who had been treated by head ionized irradiation at a young age were compared for disease characteristics and molecular analysis with non-irradiated sporadic NF2 cases. In the study cohort, three of 33 sporadic adult cases fulfilling NF2 diagnostic criteria had a history of early age cranial irradiation exposure...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421823/tapia-syndrome-an-unusual-complication-following-posterior-cervical-spine-surgery
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Adikarige Hd Silva, Matthew Bishop, Hari Krovvidi, Declan Costello, Jasmeet Dhir
Tapia syndrome, a rare complication of posterior cervical surgery, characterised by concurrent paralyses of recurrent laryngeal branch of vagus and hypoglossal cranial nerves, occurred in a patient after posterior cervical foraminotomies for radiculopathy. We discuss hypothesised pathophysiology, and diagnostic, therapeutic and avoidance strategies in relevance to prone neurosurgical procedures.
April 19, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418820/case-241-hemiparkinsonism-hemiatrophy-spect-with-99m-tc-trodat-1-and-muscle-mr-imaging-abnormalities
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Thiago Cardoso Vale, Flávia Cristina de Lima Pinto, José Luiz Pedroso, Marília Alves Dos Reis, Ilza Rosa Batista, Rodrigo Affonseca Bressan, René Leandro Magalhães Rivero, Renato Adam Mendonça, Orlando G Barsottini
History A 43-year-old right-handed man presented with a history of progressive mild left-sided weakness and slowness of movements. Symptoms began 4 years earlier, and the patient noticed a progressive decline in his daily routine due to gait difficulties in the past year. There was no history of head trauma, surgery, drug therapy, smoking, or alcohol abuse, nor was there any relevant family history. Examination revealed normal cognition (29 of 30 points on the Mini-Mental State Examination and 27 of 30 points on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment) and normal cerebellar, sensory, cranial nerve, and autonomic function...
May 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416844/clinical-characteristics-of-neurogenic-dysphagia-in-adult-patients-with-chiari-malformation-type-i
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T Yu, J Li, K Wang, Y Ge, A C Jiang, L P Duan, Z Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate changes of swallowing function and associated symptoms in Chiari malformation typeI (CMI) patients with and without dysphagia by the analysis of their clinical and high-resolution manometry (HRM) parameters. METHODS: A total of 42 patients diagnosed with symptomatic CMI without atlantoaxial dislocations which were confirmed by clinical manifestations and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings between January 2010 and July 2015 at Peking University Third Hospital were included in this study...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416425/-bilateral-facial-nerve-palsy-associated-with-epstein-barr-virus-infection-in-a-3-year-old-boy
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M Grassin, A Rolland, N Leboucq, A Roubertie, F Rivier, P Meyer
Bilateral facial nerve palsy is a rare and sometimes difficult diagnosis. We describe a case of bilateral simultaneous facial nerve palsy associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection in a 3-year-old boy. Several symptoms led to the diagnosis of EBV infection: the clinical situation (fever, stomachache, and throat infection), white blood cell count (5300/mm(3) with 70% lymphocyte count), seroconversion with EBV-specific antibodies, lymphocytic meningitis, and a positive blood EBV polymerase chain reaction (9...
April 14, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
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