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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452069/idiopathic-isolated-unilateral-hypoglossal-nerve-palsy-a-report-of-2-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Akio Shibata, Masashi Kimura, Kenichiro Ishiabashi, Masahiro Umemura
Hypoglossal nerve palsy (HNP) is a common finding in neurologic diseases when associated with other cranial nerve palsies or further pathology and exhibits characteristic clinical manifestations, including unilateral atrophy of the musculature of the tongue. It occasionally appears as the initial or solitary sign of an intracranial or extracranial space-occupying lesion, head or neck injury, or vascular abnormality of the internal carotid artery. There are few cases of idiopathic isolated unilateral HNP, which should be diagnosed through exclusion...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450484/neurological-manifestations-among-us-government-personnel-reporting-directional-audible-and-sensory-phenomena-in-havana-cuba
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Randel L Swanson, Stephen Hampton, Judith Green-McKenzie, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, M Sean Grady, Ragini Verma, Rosette Biester, Diana Duda, Ronald L Wolf, Douglas H Smith
Importance: From late 2016 through August 2017, US government personnel serving on diplomatic assignment in Havana, Cuba, reported neurological symptoms associated with exposure to auditory and sensory phenomena. Objective: To describe the neurological manifestations that followed exposure to an unknown energy source associated with auditory and sensory phenomena. Design, Setting, and Participants: Preliminary results from a retrospective case series of US government personnel in Havana, Cuba...
February 15, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450393/management-of-diplopia
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Daniela Adriana Iliescu, Cristina Mihaela Timaru, Nicolae Alexe, Elena Gosav, Algerino De Simone, Mehdi Batras, Cornel Stefan
Diplopia (seeing double) is an ophthalmologic complaint found mainly in elder patients. It can have both ocular and neurological causes. A careful history and clinical examination must detail the type of diplopia (monocular/ binocular), onset, and progression, associated and relieving factors. In case of monocular diplopia, refraction and biomicroscopic examination of the ocular media are mandatory. The cause of ocular misalignment for binocular diplopia must be determined and life-threatening conditions (such as posterior communicating artery aneurysm) must imply an immediate treatment...
July 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444560/cohort-studies-trials-and-tribulations-systematic-review-and-an-evidence-based-approach-to-avm-treatment
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Mary Simons, Michael K Morgan, Andrew S Davidson
INTRODUCTION: There is uncertainty as to the best management of arteriovenous malformations of the brain (bAVM). However, the Spetzler-Martin grade (SMG) has been validated as an effective determinant of surgical risks. We performed a systematic review for the best evidence regarding the management of bAVM for series that incorporate an analysis based upon SMG. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Medline, Embase, Scopus and Cochrane databases were searched for series between January 2000 and January 2018, with a minimum of 100 cases and that incorporated SMG stratification...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432246/evaluation-and-management-of-the-child-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Nicole Baumer, Sarah J Spence
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder defined by deficits in social communication and the presence of restricted and repetitive behaviors and interests. This article provides the tools to diagnose and manage patients with autism spectrum disorder. RECENT FINDINGS: Autism spectrum disorder is a heterogeneous condition with varying presentations, multiple etiologies, and a number of comorbidities that impact the course and management of the disorder...
February 2018: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430235/herpes-encephalitis-a-mortal-complication-in-a-patient-treated-with-immunosuppressive-drugs-because-of-immune-related-adverse-events-after-ipilimumab-treatment
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Lieke van Montfort, Caroline M Loos, Monique Anten, Rob L H Jansen
Until a few years ago, metastatic melanoma had a poor prognosis with limited treatment options. These therapeutics options and thereby median survival have increased obviously over 5 years with the arrival of immunotherapeutic drugs like ipilimumab, nivolumab, and pembrolizumab. Nowadays, ipilimumab is often used in patients with metastatic melanoma. In this paper, we report a case of a 68-year-old man who developed, and eventually died of, herpes encephalitis after introducing ipilimumab as treatment for metastatic melanoma...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427160/metformin-associated-lactic-acidosis-a-case-report
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Takehide Umeda, Taro Minami, Keith Bartolomei, Eleanor Summerhill
A 54-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and peripheral vascular disease developed life-threatening lactic acidosis during treatment with metformin for type 2 diabetes. The woman received metformin at 1000 mg orally twice a day for type 2 diabetes. She presented to our emergency department with a 3-day history of severe watery diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Her grandson whom she cared for had gastroenteritis several days prior to the onset of her symptoms. She was confused and hypotensive with a blood pressure of 70/39 mmHg...
February 9, 2018: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426788/approach-to-a-patient-with-diplopia-in-the-emergency-department
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Edward Margolin, Cindy T Y Lam
BACKGROUND: Diplopia can be the result of benign or life-threatening etiologies. It is imperative for the emergency physician to be proficient at assessing diplopia and recognize when urgent referral or neuroimaging is required. OBJECTIVE: The first part of this review highlights a simple framework to arrive at the appropriate disposition of diplopic patients presenting to the emergency department (ED). The second part of this review provides more detail and further management strategies...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423350/primary-psychiatric-disorder-masking-the-diagnosis-of-neuropsychiatric-lupus-in-a-patient-with-altered-mental-status-a-case-report
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Osman Perez, Kairavee Dave, Aimee Almanzar, Tajul Prodhan, Livasky Concepion
Neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE) has a wide variety of neurologic and psychiatric features. NPSLE symptoms and the psychotic features of primary psychiatric disorders often overlap with each other. These psychotic features often mask and delay the diagnosis of NPSLE. We present the case of a 59-year-old female previously diagnosed with bipolar disorder and generalized anxiety disorder presenting with altered mental status (AMS), subsequently diagnosed with neuropsychiatric lupus. Initially, medication overdose was suspected as an empty bottle of trazodone was found beside her...
October 23, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411554/are-registration-of-disease-codes-for-adult-anaphylaxis-accurate-in-the-emergency-department
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Byungho Choi, Sun Hyu Kim, Hyeji Lee
PURPOSE: There has been active research on anaphylaxis, but many study subjects are limited to patients registered with anaphylaxis codes. However, anaphylaxis codes tend to be underused. The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy of anaphylaxis code registration and the clinical characteristics of accurate and inaccurate anaphylaxis registration in anaphylactic patients. METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated the medical records of adult patients who visited the university hospital emergency department between 2012 and 2016...
March 2018: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409774/adult-tethered-cord-syndrome-following-chiari-decompression
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Christina Jackson, Brian W Yang, Wenya Linda Bi, E Antonio Chiocca, Michael W Groff
BACKGROUND: Adult tethered cord syndrome is a rare neurological disorder that classically presents with back or leg pain, weakness, and urinary dysfunction. Spinal cord tethering has been associated with acquired Chiari malformations. While the effects of tethered cord release on Chiari malformation symptoms have been previously described, we report an unusual case of acquired tethered cord syndrome following Chiari decompression. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a 68-year-old man with a history of distant T12-level spinal cord injury who presented with two weeks of progressive bilateral lower extremity weakness...
January 31, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408593/acute-compartment-syndrome-as-a-complication-of-the-use-of-intraoperative-neuromonitoring-needle-electrodes
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Ilyas M Eli, Nicholas T Gamboa, Jian Guan, Philipp Taussky
BACKGROUND: The use of intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IOM) has become commonplace in many neurosurgical procedures as a tool to reduce the risk of complications through the early identification of reversible neurologic compromise. Although complications related to IOM itself are exceedingly rare, recognizing their clinical presentation in the postoperative neurosurgical patient is essential for the early identification and implementation of appropriate treatment. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors present a case report of a patient who developed postoperative acute compartment syndrome in the right arm after placement of neuromonitoring needles for routine IOM during endovascular treatment of a left internal carotid artery aneurysm...
February 3, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405028/next-generation-sequencing-and-als-known-genes-different-phenotyphes
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Rosa Campopiano, Larisa Ryskalin, Emiliano Giardina, Stefania Zampatti, Carla L Busceti, Francesca Biagioni, Rosangela Ferese, Marianna Storto, Stefano Gambardella, Francesco Fornai
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is fatal neurodegenerative disease clinically characterized by upper and lower motor neuron dysfunction resulting in rapidly progressive paralysis and death from respiratory failure. Most cases appear to be sporadic, but 5-10 % of cases have a family history of the disease, and over the last decade, identification of mutations in about 20 genes predisposing to these disorders has provided the means to better understand their pathogenesis. Next Generation sequencing (NGS) is an advanced high-throughput DNA sequencing technology which have rapidly contributed to an acceleration in the discovery of genetic risk factors for both familial and sporadic neurological and neurodegenerative diseases...
December 1, 2017: Archives Italiennes de Biologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403242/multilevel-cervical-laminectomy-and-fusion-with-posterior-cervical-cages
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Jad N Bou Monsef, Krzysztof B Siemionow
Context: Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a progressive disease that can result in significant disability. Single-level stenosis can be effectively decompressed through either anterior or posterior techniques. However, multilevel pathology can be challenging, especially in the presence of significant spinal stenosis. Three-level anterior decompression and fusion are associated with higher nonunion rates and prolonged dysphagia. Posterior multilevel laminectomies with foraminotomies jeopardize the bone stock required for stable fixation with lateral mass screws (LMSs)...
October 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398464/syphilis-in-the-setting-of-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-therapy
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Ana Iglesias Plaza, Maribel Iglesias Sancho, Mónica Quintana Codina, Javier García Miguel, Montse Salleras Redonnet
Inhibitors of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (anti-TNF-alpha) are widely used in different medical specialties. The main adverse effect of these agents is the increased risk of infection. We report the case of a 30-year-old man with ankylosing spondylitis who had begun receiving golimumab two weeks earlier. He presented with a 10-day history of salmon-colored lesions on trunk, palms and soles. The clinical suspicion was secondary syphilis. Treponemal and nontreponemal tests confirmed the diagnosis of syphilis...
February 2, 2018: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396172/severe-gabaa-receptor-encephalitis-without-seizures-a-paediatric-case-successfully-treated-with-early-immunomodulation
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Marc Nikolaus, Ellen Knierim, Christian Meisel, Jakob Kreye, Harald Prüss, Dirk Schnabel, Tilmann Kallinich
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune-mediated processes are the driving force behind many neurological diseases. Autoimmune encephalitis, a group of syndromes, mediated by or at least associated with autoantibodies against neuronal tissue, have gained increasing importance especially in paediatric neurology. Since the first NMDAR encephalitis was described a growing number of patients with encephalopathy, seizures and psychiatric symptoms were found to suffer from treatable autoimmune disorders. Recently a severe form of encephalitis associated with GABAAR antibodies was described showing extensive MRI abnormalities and refractory seizures...
January 9, 2018: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396171/atp1a3-spectrum-disorders-a-video-documented-history-of-7-genetically-confirmed-early-onset-cases
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Michela Stagnaro, Livia Pisciotta, Marcella Gherzi, Maja Di Rocco, Fiorella Gurrieri, Elena Parrini, Giulia Prato, Edvige Veneselli, Elisa De Grandis
Mutations in the ATP1A3 gene, which encodes the alpha3-subunit of sodium-potassium ATPase, are related to a spectrum of neurological diseases including Rapid onset Dystonia-Parkinsonism (RDP), Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC) and Cerebellar ataxia, Areflexia, Pes cavus, Optic atrophy and Sensorineural hearing loss (CAPOS) syndrome. Moreover, an increasing number of patients with intermediate and non classical phenotypes have been reported. Herein we describe 7 patients with 6 different de novo ATP1A3 mutations, and we focus on paroxysmal and chronic movement disorders with the help of video documentation...
January 29, 2018: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390256/sjogren-s-syndrome-complicating-pancytopenia-cerebral-hemorrhage-and-damage-in-nervous-system-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Wenqing Yu, Wei Qu, Zhiyong Wang, Chunhong Xin, Rui Jing, Yinghui Shang, Huilin Zou, Hua Wang, Sizhou Feng
RATIONALE: Sjogren's syndrome(SS) is a chronic autoimmune disease, which damages exocrine glands especially salivary and lacrimal glands, with xerostomia and xerophthalmia as common symptoms. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 49-year-old woman presented with pancytopenia. Her laboratory examinations lead us diagnose her as Sjogren's syndrome complicating pancytopenia. She had neurological symptoms during her treatment, which represent only 4.5% of Sjogren's syndrome complicating damage in nervous system...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390243/-bardet-biedl-syndrome-and-kidney-failure-a-case-report
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Fabio Tattoli, Daniela Falconi, Chiara Bottaro, Maurizio Gherzi, Federico Marazzi, Marita Marengo, Ilaria Serra, Michela Tamagnone, Marco Formica
Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS) is a rare multi-systemic disease with autosomal recessive transmission. BBS was at first considered to be homogeneous as for its genetics, but subsequent studies have shown an extensive gene variability. Currently, 21 genes (BBS1-21) present on different chromosomes have been mapped: these genes are responsible for BBS phenotypes and they show a great heterogeneity of mutations.The most common genes are BBS1 (locus 11q13) and BBS10.We show here the case of a 50 year old patient with BBS...
February 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389984/systematic-dysphagia-screening-and-dietary-modifications-to-reduce-stroke-associated-pneumonia-rates-in-a-stroke-unit
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Yvonne Teuschl, Michaela Trapl, Paulina Ratajczak, Karl Matz, Alexandra Dachenhausen, Michael Brainin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: While formal screening for dysphagia following acute stroke is strongly recommended, there is little evidence on how multi-consistency screening and dietary modifications affect the rate of stroke-associated pneumonia (SAP). This observational study reports which factors affect formal screening on a stroke-unit and how dietary recommendations relate to SAP. METHOD: Analyses from a database including 1394 patients admitted with acute stroke at our stroke-unit in Austria between 2012 and 2014...
2018: PloS One
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