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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650882/diagnostic-utility-of-intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-for-intramedullary-spinal-cord-tumors-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tej D Azad, Arjun V Pendharkar, Viet Nguyen, James Pan, Ian D Connolly, Anand Veeravagu, Rita Popat, John K Ratliff, Gerald A Grant
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to systematically evaluate the diagnostic utility of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) for detecting postoperative injury in resection of intramedullary spinal cord tumors (IMSCT). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Surgical management of IMSCT can involve key neurological and vascular structures. IONM aims to assess the functional integrity of susceptible elements in real time...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650249/inpatient-admissions-and-costs-associated-with-persistent-use-of-dalfampridine-extended-release-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-claims-database-analysis
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Amy Guo, Alexander Niyazov, Dendy Macaulay, Emi Terasawa, Luke Schmerold, Eric Q Wu, Stephen Krieger
BACKGROUND: While the clinical benefits of dalfampridine extended-release (D-ER) have been established in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) through multiple clinical trials, there is limited real-world data on D-ER use, in particular the persistent use of D-ER, and associated acute care resource utilization and costs. OBJECTIVE: To examine the real-world association of D-ER use and inpatient admissions and costs among patients with MS. METHODS: This study was a retrospective observational claims analysis of the MarketScan database (April 2009-March 2014)...
July 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650003/american-academy-of-neurology-69th-annual-meeting-april-22-28-2017-boston-massachusetts-usa
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C Dulsat
The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is the largest conference convening neurology professionals from all over the world to share and discuss the latest breakthroughs in neurology treatment. The conference covers basic scientific research to clinical application through a wide range and interesting programs. This report covers some of the therapeutic highlights presented during the conference.
May 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649860/do-racial-ethnic-disparities-exist-in-recommended-migraine-treatments-in-us-ambulatory-care
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Larry Charleston Iv, James Francis Burke
Background Racial disparities in migraine have been reported in the US. Migraine in African Americans (AA) is more frequent, more severe, more likely to become chronic and associated with more depression and lower quality of life compared to non-Hispanic Whites (NHW). It is possible that racial differences in prescribing practices contribute to these differences, but little is known about the quality of migraine prescribing patterns in the US or whether racial differences exist. Objective To determine if racial differences in quality of migraine medical prescription care exist...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607140/author-response-practice-guideline-summary-treatment-of-restless-legs-syndrome-in-adults-report-of-the-guideline-development-dissemination-and-implementation-subcommittee-of-the-american-academy-of-neurology
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Richard P Allen, Melissa J Armstrong, Claudia Trenkwalder, Phyllis C Zee, John W Winkelman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607139/letter-re-practice-guideline-summary-treatment-of-restless-legs-syndrome-in-adults-report-of-the-guideline-development-dissemination-and-implementation-subcommittee-of-the-american-academy-of-neurology
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566167/in-vivo-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-of-meissner-s-corpuscles-in-diabetic-distal-symmetric-polyneuropathy
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Peter D Creigh, Michael P McDermott, Janet E Sowden, Michele Ferguson, David N Herrmann
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate in-vivo reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) of Meissner's corpuscles (MC) in diabetic distal symmetric polyneuropathy (DSP). METHODS: Forty-three adults with diabetes and 21 control subjects underwent RCM of MC density at the fingertip of digit V, thenar eminence (TE), and arch of the foot, ankle skin biopsy for epidermal nerve fiber density (ENFD), electrophysiological studies, monofilament threshold testing, and timed vibration at the toe...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548107/current-controversies-in-brain-death-determination
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REVIEW
Ariane Lewis, David Greer
Although the concept of brain death is accepted by the majority of physicians, lawyers, ethicists and society at large, controversies about determination of death by neurological criteria persist, and often reach the public eye. In this article, we examine four prominent controversial brain death cases from 2013-2016. We review current controversies, including protocol variability, recognition of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) criteria for brain death as an accepted medical standard, and management of objections to discontinuation of organ support after determination of brain death...
May 26, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490655/practice-guideline-summary-reducing-brain-injury-following-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-report-of-the-guideline-development-dissemination-and-implementation-subcommittee-of-the-american-academy-of-neurology
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Romergryko G Geocadin, Eelco Wijdicks, Melissa J Armstrong, Maxwell Damian, Stephan A Mayer, Joseph P Ornato, Alejandro Rabinstein, José I Suarez, Michel T Torbey, Richard M Dubinsky, Jason Lazarou
OBJECTIVE: To assess the evidence and make evidence-based recommendations for acute interventions to reduce brain injury in adult patients who are comatose after successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation. METHODS: Published literature from 1966 to August 29, 2016, was reviewed with evidence-based classification of relevant articles. RESULTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: For patients who are comatose in whom the initial cardiac rhythm is either pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF) after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), therapeutic hypothermia (TH; 32-34°C for 24 hours) is highly likely to be effective in improving functional neurologic outcome and survival compared with non-TH and should be offered (Level A)...
May 30, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490650/the-american-academy-of-neurology-affirms-the-revival-of-cooling-for-the-revived
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EDITORIAL
Gregory Kapinos, Lance B Becker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455399/drug-blocks-synaptic-hijacking-in-gliomas
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An enzyme called ADAM10 cleaves a protein found in synaptic membranes, creating a soluble factor that can fuel the growth of brain tumors. Blocking this enzyme shrinks tumors in xenograft models of pediatric glioblastoma and diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, two brain cancers with few to no effective drug options, researchers reported at the American Academy of Neurology 2017 Annual Meeting.
June 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438841/practice-guideline-summary-sudden-unexpected-death-in-epilepsy-incidence-rates-and-risk-factors-report-of-the-guideline-development-dissemination-and-implementation-subcommittee-of-the-american-academy-of-neurology-and-the-american-epilepsy-society
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Cynthia Harden, Torbjörn Tomson, David Gloss, Jeffrey Buchhalter, J Helen Cross, Elizabeth Donner, Jacqueline A French, Anthony Gil-Nagel, Dale C Hesdorffer, W Henry Smithson, Mark C Spitz, Thaddeus S Walczak, Josemir W Sander, Philippe Ryvlin
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence rates of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) in different epilepsy populations and address the question of whether risk factors for SUDEP have been identified. METHODS: Systematic review of evidence; modified Grading Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation process for developing conclusions; recommendations developed by consensus. RESULTS: Findings for incidence rates based on 12 Class I studies include the following: SUDEP risk in children with epilepsy (aged 0-17 years) is 0...
April 25, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435320/identification-prevalence-and-treatment-of-painful-diabetic-neuropathy-in-patients-from-a-rural-area-in-south-carolina
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Jimmy Pruitt, Carolina Moracho-Vilrriales, Tiffaney Threatt, Sarah Wagner, Jun Wu, E Alfonso Romero-Sandoval
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) represents significant burdens to many patients and the public health-care system. Patients with diabetes in rural areas have higher risk of developing complications and having less access to proper treatment. We studied a rural population of patients with diabetes who attended a pharmacist-led free clinic for a diabetic education program. Our objectives were to 1) determine the prevalence of DPN and painful diabetic neuropathy (p-DN) in patients with type 2 diabetes; 2) assess the proportion of patients with DPN and p-DN left undocumented upon physician referral to a pharmacist-led free clinic; and 3) determine the appropriateness of pain medication regimen...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409062/improved-availability-and-quality-of-care-with-epilepsy-nurse-practitioners
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Chloe E Hill, Bethany Thomas, Kimberly Sansalone, Kathryn A Davis, Judy A Shea, Brian Litt, Nabila Dahodwala
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the quality of care delivered by nurse practitioner (NP)-physician teams employed to expand clinic appointment availability for patients with epilepsy. METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational cohort study of patients with epilepsy presenting to the Penn Epilepsy Center for a new patient appointment in 2014. During this time, patients were seen either by an NP-physician team care model or a more traditional physician-only care model...
April 2017: Neurology. Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376670/in-re-guardianship-of-hailu-the-nevada-supreme-court-casts-doubt-on-the-standard-for-brain-death-diagnosis
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Greg Yanke, Mohamed Y Rady, Joseph L Verheijde
In the recent court case of In Re Guardianship of Hailu, the Nevada Supreme Court cast doubt on the acceptability of the American Academy of Neurology's guidelines as a medical standard for determining brain death. The Uniform Determination of Death Act, which has been adopted in every state, requires that brain death diagnoses be made in accordance with accepted medical standards. The Court expressed concern that the guidelines fail to ensure that there is an irreversible cessation of all functions of a person's entire brain, which is a component of the Act's definition of death...
January 1, 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375913/bell-s-palsy
#16
Stephen G Reich
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Bell's palsy is a common outpatient problem, and while the diagnosis is usually straightforward, a number of diagnostic pitfalls can occur, and a lengthy differential diagnosis exists. Recognition and management of Bell's palsy relies on knowledge of the anatomy and function of the various motor and nonmotor components of the facial nerve. Avoiding diagnostic pitfalls relies on recognizing red flags or features atypical for Bell's palsy, suggesting an alternative cause of peripheral facial palsy...
April 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364046/neonatal-hypoglycemia
#17
Alecia Thompson-Branch, Thomas Havranek
Lower blood glucose values are common in the healthy neonate immediately after birth as compared to older infants, children, and adults. These transiently lower glucose values improve and reach normal ranges within hours after birth. Such transitional hypoglycemia is common in the healthy newborn. A minority of neonates experience a more prolonged and severe hypoglycemia, usually associated with specific risk factors and possibly a congenital hypoglycemia syndrome. Despite the lack of a specific blood glucose value that defines hypoglycemia, concern for substantial neurologic morbidity in the neonatal population has led to the generation of guidelines by both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES)...
April 2017: Pediatrics in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352638/variability-in-diagnosing-brain-death-at-an-academic-medical-center
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Ashutosh Pandey, Pradeep Sahota, Premkumar Nattanmai, Christopher R Newey
Objective. Research continues to highlight variability in hospital policy and documentation of brain death. The aim of our study was to characterize how strictly new guidelines of American Academy of Neurology (AAN) for death by neurological criteria were practiced in our hospital prior to appointment of neurointensivists. Method. This is a retrospective study of adults diagnosed as brain dead from 2011 to 2015. Descriptive statistics compared five categories: preclinical testing, neurological examination, apnea tests, ancillary test, and documentation of time of death...
2017: Neuroscience Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320216/a-neurologic-dysfunction-scoring-protocol-for-jaundiced-neonates-requiring-exchange-transfusion
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Bolajoko O Olusanya, Folashade B Osibanjo, Adeniyi A Ajiboye, Oluwafemi E Ayodele, Adebanke A Odunsi, Serah M Olaifa, Abieyuwa A Emokpae
AIM: To evaluate the performance of a neurologic assessment protocol among jaundiced infants requiring exchange transfusion (ET). METHODS: We identified infants in a referral children's hospital who received ET and those who met the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) criteria for ET based on total serum bilirubin (TSB) levels. The performance of a bilirubin-induced neurologic dysfunction (BIND-M) scoring protocol for acute bilirubin encephalopathy (ABE) in detecting infants treated with ET in both groups was investigated by logistic regression analysis and c-statistic...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304316/perspectives-and-attitudes-of-pediatricians-concerning-post-discharge-care-practice-of-premature-infants
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A Gad, E Parkinson, N Khawar, A Elmeki, P Narula, D Hoang
OBJECTIVE: Survival rates of premature infants are at a historical high and increasingly more pediatricians are caring for former premature infants. The goal of this study was to describe the perspectives and attitudes of pediatricians, as well as, the challenges of rendering post-neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) discharge care for premature infants. METHODS: An anonymous 22-question web-based survey was emailed to pediatricians who are current members of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and practicing in Kings County, New York...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
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