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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644259/antiphospholipid-syndrome-with-a-distinctive-constellation-of-neurological-manifestations-blue-toes-red-valves-white-retinal-spots
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Brandon T Nokes, Oana M Dumitrascu, Fadi E Shamoun, Cumara B OʼCarroll
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) encompasses a hypercoagulable state with a markedly increased risk for cerebrovascular complications. In addition to the classic stroke features of APS, however, there are numerous recently described "non-criteria" neurological conditions such as headaches, seizures, and cognitive impairment. We present a case of APS with uncommon neurological manifestations.
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643603/stroke-like-migraine-attacks-after-radiation-therapy-syndrome-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Achint K Singh, Bundhit Tantiwongkosi, Anna-Marieta Moise, Wilson B Altmeyer
A 26-year-old female presented with vision loss accompanied by migraine-like headaches. A contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of the brain was performed which revealed findings suggestive of stroke-like migraine attacks after radiation therapy (SMART) syndrome. SMART syndrome is a delayed complication of brain radiation characterized by neurologic symptoms including migraine-like headaches, seizures, and hemispheric impairment. The purpose of this article is to make the readers aware of this rare complication of brain irradiation...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638895/chronic-orofacial-pain-burning-mouth-syndrome-and-other-neuropathic-disorders
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Raymond C Tait, McKenzie Ferguson, Christopher M Herndon
Chronic orofacial pain is a symptom associated with a wide range of neuropathic, neurovascular, idiopathic, and myofascial conditions that affect a significant proportion of the population. While the collective impact of the subset of the orofacial pain disorders involving neurogenic and idiopathic mechanisms is substantial, some of these are relatively uncommon. Hence, patients with these disorders can be vulnerable to misdiagnosis, sometimes for years, increasing the symptom burden and delaying effective treatment...
March 2017: Journal of Pain Management & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634821/cavernous-malformations-of-central-nervous-system-in-pediatric-patients-our-single-centered-experience-in-50-patients-and-review-of-literature
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Dattaraj Paramanand Sawarkar, Suveen Janmatti, Rajinder Kumar, Pankaj Kumar Singh, Hitesh Kumar Gurjar, Shashank Sharad Kale, Bhawani Shanker Sharma, Ashok Kumar Mahapatra
PURPOSE: Cavernous malformations (CMs) are rare developmental cerebrovascular malformations of the central nervous system with a childhood prevalence of 0.3 to 0.53%. Our purpose was to assess the clinical features and microsurgical outcome in pediatric central nervous system (CNS) CMs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled all the CM patients admitted to our institute from 1 January 2001 to 31 December 2014. Data was analyzed for their clinical features and surgical outcome...
June 20, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634503/monitoring-the-diagnostic-process-on-an-inpatient-neurology-service
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Amar Dhand, Robert Bucelli, Arun Varadhachary, Michael Tsiaklides, Gabriela de Bruin, Gurpreet Dhaliwal
The Institute of Medicine report Improving Diagnosis in Health Care called for tools to monitor physicians' diagnostic process. We addressed this need by developing a tool for clinicians to record and analyze their diagnostic process. The tool was a secure web application in which clinicians used a structured grading system to assess the relative impact of clinical, laboratory, and neuroimaging data for every new diagnosis. Four neurohospitalists used the tool for 6.5 months on a general neurology ward service at a single tertiary-level teaching hospital...
July 2017: Neurohospitalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632556/watertight-sealing-without-lumbar-drainage-for-incidental-ventral-dural-defect-in-transthoracic-spine-surgery-a-retrospective-review-of-53-cases
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Sang-Hyeop Jeon, Sang-Ho Lee, Yi Sheng Tsang, Tag-Geun Jung, Ki-Hyoung Moon, Gun Choi, Ketan D Dilip
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of the triple layer closure technique to establish watertight sealing without diversion of lumbar drainage, in preventing persistent incidental subarachnoid-pleural fistula and other neurological complications related to excessive drainage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) after dural defect in transthoracic ossified posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: CSF leakage into the pleural cavity leads to unfavorable conditions for natural healing of incidental durotomy due to the negative pressure environment of the pleural space and lack of wound healing around the bony cavity near the decompressed spinal cord...
July 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630942/antimalarial-drugs-and-the-prevalence-of-mental-and-neurological-manifestations-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mary A Bitta, Symon M Kariuki, Clifford Mwita, Samson Gwer, Leah Mwai, Charles R J C Newton
Background: Antimalarial drugs affect the central nervous system, but it is difficult to differentiate the effect of these drugs from that of the malaria illness. We conducted a systematic review to determine the association between anti-malarial drugs and mental and neurological impairment in humans.  Methods: We systematically searched online databases, including Medline/PubMed, PsychoInfo, and Embase, for articles published up to 14th July 2016. Pooled prevalence, heterogeneity and factors associated with prevalence of mental and neurological manifestations were determined using meta-analytic techniques...
2017: Wellcome Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627447/pain-with-traumatic-brain-injury-and-psychological-disorders
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REVIEW
Samar Khoury, Rodrigo Benavides
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the cause for long-term disability in more than 3 million patients in the US alone, with chronic pain being the most frequently reported complain. To date, predisposing mechanisms for chronic pain in TBI patients are largely unknown. Psychological disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety following TBI are commonly reported comorbidities to post-traumatic pain. Long term consequences can be debilitating and affect quality of life even when the injury is mild...
June 13, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626186/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-presenting-with-transient-global-amnesia
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Kenji Isahaya, Kensuke Shinohara, Masashi Akamatu, Takahiro Shimizu, Kenzo Sakurai, Makoto Shiraishi, Hisanao Akiyama, Yasuhiro Hasegawa
A 65-year-old man who had been diagnosed with transient global amnesia (TGA) 15 years previously was admitted to hospital with complaints of amnesia and headache. His symptoms improved on day-2. The initial brain MRI and electroencephalography findings were normal. He was diagnosed with a recurrence of TGA and discharged. However, he returned with right leg weakness and complained of a thunderclap headache. MRI demonstrated subarachnoid hemorrhage and multifocal segmental narrowing of the left posterior cerebral artery (PCA) and large intracranial arteries, and he was diagnosed with reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS)...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625338/acute-diplopia-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department-a-cohort-multicenter-italian-study
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Umberto Raucci, Pasquale Parisi, Nicola Vanacore, Francesco La Penna, Valentina Ferro, Lucia Calistri, Claudia Bondone, Fabio Midulla, Agnese Suppiej, Raffaele Falsaperla, Duccio Maria Cordelli, Antonella Palmieri, Alberto Verrotti, Sabrina Becciani, Sonia Aguzzi, Mario Mastrangelo, Federica Pelizza, Filippo Greco, Giulia Carbonari, Ramona Tallone, Gabriella Bottone, Italo Trenta, Stefano Masi, Maria Pia Villa, Antonino Reale
BACKGROUND: Acute diplopia (AD) is an uncommon and distressing symptom of numerous ocular and neurological conditions, with potentially serious sequelaes. No data are present in pediatrics on the presentation and management of AD. AIM: This study investigated characteristics, etiology and health care utilization of the pediatric population with AD accessed to pediatric Emergency Departments (ED), trying to identify "red flags" associated with potentially life-threatening (LT) conditions...
June 3, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625304/any-news-on-the-postdural-puncture-headache-front
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REVIEW
Feyce Peralta, Sarah Devroe
Unintentional dural puncture followed by postdural puncture headache is a well-known complication following neuraxial labor analgesia. Risk factors for the development of postdural puncture headache may be related to the patient's history and characteristics, the neuraxial technique, and obstetrical events. The diagnosis of postdural puncture headache is usually made depending on the clinical presentation (orthostatic headache after a neuraxial procedure). Occasionally, neuroimaging and neurological consultation are warranted...
March 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622332/comparison-of-monocyte-gene-expression-among-patients-with-neurocysticercosis-associated-epilepsy-idiopathic-epilepsy-and-idiopathic-headaches-in-india
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Vasudevan Prabhakaran, Douglas A Drevets, Govindan Ramajayam, Josephine J Manoj, Michael P Anderson, Jay S Hanas, Vedantam Rajshekhar, Anna Oommen, Hélène Carabin
BACKGROUND: Neurocysticercosis (NCC), a neglected tropical disease, inflicts substantial health and economic costs on people living in endemic areas such as India. Nevertheless, accurate diagnosis using brain imaging remains poorly accessible and too costly in endemic countries. The goal of this study was to test if blood monocyte gene expression could distinguish patients with NCC-associated epilepsy, from NCC-negative imaging lesion-free patients presenting with idiopathic epilepsy or idiopathic headaches...
June 16, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621821/an-unusual-case-of-dental-infection-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-causing-a-brain-abscess-case-report
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Rodrigo Dos Santos Pereira, João Paulo Bonardi, Arthur da Conceição Dias Ferreira, Gustavo Lima Latini
A brain abscess may result when dental infection reaches the brain through contiguous anatomic cavities such as the maxillary sinus, the ethmoid sinus and the orbital cavity. It is an important complication and should be treated aggressively. Such treatment would include the excision of the etiological factor, drainage and adjuvant antibiotic therapy. The present case concerns a 23-year-old woman who presented at the General Hospital of Nova Iguaçu with complaints of pain in the right side of the face and was diagnosed with acute sinusitis...
June 16, 2017: Australian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621151/case-report-and-literature-review-on-contrast-induced-encephalopathy
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Mardi Hamra, Yasir Bakhit, Mahboob Khan, Roger Moore
Contrast-induced encephalopathy (CIE) is a rare neurological complication following the administration of injectable intravascular contrast media. Patients with CIE present a wide spectrum of symptoms such as headache, transient cortical blindness, seizure and focal neurological deficits. The diagnosis of CIE requires a high index of suspicion. Its early recognition is of paramount importance in instituting the appropriate supportive treatment in the form of intravenous fluids and also in avoiding unnecessary potentially harmful treatment such as intravenous thrombolysis for suspected ischemic stroke...
June 16, 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617938/fragile-x-syndrome-an-overview-and-update-of-the-fmr1-gene
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REVIEW
Montserrat Mila, Maria Isabel Alvarez-Mora, Irene Madrigal, Laia Rodriguez-Revenga
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability and the leading form of the monogenic cause of autism. FMR1 premutation is the first single-gene cause of primary ovarian failure (FXPOI) and one of the most common causes of ataxia (FXTAS), multiple additional phenotypes such as fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, migraine headaches, sleep disturbances, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, central pain syndrome, neuropathy and neuropsychiatric alterations has been described. Clinical involvement in men and women carrying the FMR1 premutation currently constitutes a real health problem in the society that should be taken into account...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617385/-differential-diagnosis-of-cerebral-autosomal-dominant-arteriopathy-with-subcortical-infarcts-and-leukoencephalopathy
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A A Moroz, N Yu Abramycheva, M S Stepanova, R N Konovalov, S L Timerbaeva, S N Illarioshkin
Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarctions and leucoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is an inherited CNS disease, which is caused by mutations in the NOTCH3 gene. Selective disorders of small vessels underlie the disease pathogenesis. Clinically CADASIL is characterized by headaches, multiple stroke-like disorders (in most cases transient ischemic attacks and lacunar strokes), and different focal neurological symptoms and dementia. There are specific MRI signs of the disease: multiple lacunar infarctions located in the basal ganglia, brain steam and cerebellum, focal lesions of temporal poles, capsula externa, periventricular and subcortical areas; diffuse white matter changes and leukoaraiosis can be observed as well...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614989/a-challenging-entity-of-endovascular-embolization-with-onyx-for-brainstem-arteriovenous-malformation-experience-from-13-cases
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Hengwei Jin, Zhan Liu, Qing Chang, Chang Chen, Huijian Ge, Xianli Lv, Youxiang Li
Objective Brainstem arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are rare lesions with a high risk of intracranial hemorrhage and are challenging to treat. We present our experience of endovascular embolization with Onyx in these aggressive lesions. Materials and methods Between 2007 and 2016, 13 patients with brainstem AVMs were embolized with Onyx at our center. Twelve patients presented with intracranial hemorrhage and one with headache. Retrospective examinations of patient demographics, clinical presentation, angiographic features, treatment modalities, postoperative complications and outcomes were carried out...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612244/cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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Jing Shi, Xinxiang Huang, Guohua Li, Li Wang, Jinjing Liu, Yan Xu, Xiaofeng Zeng, Wenjie Zheng
The objective of the study is to investigate the clinical features of Behçet's disease (BD) complicated with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST). We retrospectively analyzed the clinical features of age- and gender-matched BD patients with and without CVST. Of the 840 BD patients enrolled, 21 (2.5%, 11 female, mean age 30.3 ± 9.5) were diagnosed as CVST. Eighteen patients (85.7%) developed neurologic manifestations after BD onset, with an average interval of 47.6 months (SD 36.1). Onset of neurologic symptoms was mostly progressive (89...
June 14, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611632/infliximab-induced-aseptic-meningitis-during-the-treatment-of-psoriatic-arthritis
#19
Yuki Matsuura-Otsuki, Takaaki Hanafusa, Hiroo Yokozeki, Kyoko Watanabe
A 42-year-old Japanese man presented with persistent headache during treatment for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) with infliximab. Treatment with infliximab was initiated 3 years before and the psoriatic skin lesions with arthritis were well controlled. However, after 21 doses of infliximab, the skin lesions and joint pain exacerbated and became intractable. Ten days after the dosage of infliximab was increased, the patient experienced headache and nausea with high fever. He had scaly, well-circumscribed erythemas on his trunk, extremities, and deformed nails...
May 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611097/epidemiology-endovascular-treatment-and-prognosis-of-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-us-center-study-of-152-patients
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Kristin Salottolo, Jeffrey Wagner, Donald F Frei, David Loy, Richard J Bellon, Kathryn McCarthy, Judd Jensen, Christopher Fanale, David Bar-Or
BACKGROUND: Cerebral venous thrombosis is a rare cause of stroke that poses diagnostic, therapeutic, and prognostic challenges. Mainstay treatment is systemic anticoagulation, but endovascular treatment is increasingly advocated. Our objectives were to describe the epidemiology, treatment, and prognosis of 152 patients with cerebral venous thrombosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: This was a retrospective study of consecutive cerebral venous thrombosis cases from 2006 to 2013 at a comprehensive stroke center through hospital discharge...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
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