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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320172/neuropathological-findings-from-an-autopsied-case-showing-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-like-neuroradiological-findings-associated-with-premedication-including-tacrolimus-for-autologous-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-transplantation
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Yuichi Hayashi, Akio Kimura, Hiroshi Nakamura, Maya Mimuro, Yasushi Iwasaki, Akira Hara, Mari Yoshida, Takashi Inuzuka
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is diagnosed based on neuroradiological findings. Typically, PRES is reversible and presents with a good outcome; however, fatal outcomes have been reported. We report an autopsied case showing PRES-like neuroradiological findings associated with premedication including tacrolimus for autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation in a 28-year-old woman with a 2-year history of acute myeloid sarcoma/acute myeloid leukemia. Neurological examination revealed disturbed consciousness, muscle weakness in all extremities, and bilaterally diminished tendon reflexes...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320115/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-in-puerperium-a-prospective-study
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Gian Paolo Anzola, Renato Brighenti, Milena Cobelli, Alessia Giossi, Sara Mazzucco, Silvia Olivato, Elisa Pari, Maria Paola Piras, Alessandro Padovani, Fabrizio Rinaldi, Giulia Turri
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is characterized by severe "thunderclap" headache, with or without associated neurological symptoms and neuroimaging findings of reversible vasoconstriction of cerebral arteries. Puerperium is a recognized precipitant, but the incidence of puerperal RCVS is unknown. We conducted a prospective study to assess incidence, risk factors and clinical features of RCVS. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Nine-hundred consecutive puerperae were prospectively enrolled within three days of delivery...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306488/spinal-neurenteric-cyst-in-a-dog
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Daniela S Alder, Anna Oevermann, Stephan A Pfister, Frank Steffen
CASE DESCRIPTION An 11-year-old English Cocker Spaniel was evaluated because of chronic progressive ataxia of the hind limbs. CLINICAL FINDINGS The dog had no history of previous illness, and findings of physical examination and laboratory tests were unremarkable. Neurologic examination revealed that the dog was ambulatory with severe ataxia of the hind limbs. Proprioception was decreased in the right and left hind limbs (right affected more than left), and spinal reflexes were bilaterally unremarkable. Moderate signs of pain were detected during palpation of the lumbar portion of the vertebral column...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303425/common-data-elements-for-clinical-research-in-mitochondrial-disease-a-national-institute-for-neurological-disorders-and-stroke-project
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Amel Karaa, Shamima Rahman, Anne Lombès, Patrick Yu-Wai-Man, Muniza K Sheikh, Sherita Alai-Hansen, Bruce H Cohen, David Dimmock, Lisa Emrick, Marni J Falk, Shana McCormack, David Mirsky, Tony Moore, Sumit Parikh, John Shoffner, Tanja Taivassalo, Mark Tarnopolsky, Ingrid Tein, Joanne C Odenkirchen, Amy Goldstein
OBJECTIVES: The common data elements (CDE) project was developed by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to provide clinical researchers with tools to improve data quality and allow for harmonization of data collected in different research studies. CDEs have been created for several neurological diseases; the aim of this project was to develop CDEs specifically curated for mitochondrial disease (Mito) to enhance clinical research. METHODS: Nine working groups (WGs), composed of international mitochondrial disease experts, provided recommendations for Mito clinical research...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303382/a-rare-case-of-non-traumatic-multi-level-bilateral-pedicle-fractures-of-the-lumbar-spine-in-a-60-year-old-patient
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Timo Schmid, Paul Heini, Lorin Benneker
INTRODUCTION: We report a 60-year-old patient who sustained non-traumatic, multi-level, bilateral lumbar pedicle fractures in the setting of unilateral lumbar spondylolysis. A possible fracture mechanism is evaluated and a review of the literature is presented. Whereas contralateral pedicle fractures of lumbar vertebrae with unilateral spondylosis are well described in young athletes, there is only one case report of multi-level, bilateral pedicle fractures of the lumbar spine in a young patient who sustained a high-impact motorcycle accident...
March 16, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298047/development-of-a-prediction-rule-for-diagnosing-postoperative-meningitis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Olga Helena Hernández Ortiz, Héctor Iván García García, Fabián Muñoz Ramírez, Juan Sebastián Cardona Flórez, Bladimir Alejandro Gil Valencia, Salvador Ernesto Medina Mantilla, María Juliana Moreno Ochoa, Jorge Eliécer Sará Ochoa, Fabián Jaimes
OBJECTIVE Diagnosing nosocomial meningitis (NM) in neurosurgical patients is difficult. The standard CSF test is not optimal and when it is obtained, CSF cultures are negative in as many as 70% of cases. The goal of this study was to develop a diagnostic prediction rule for postoperative meningitis using a combination of clinical, laboratory, and CSF variables, as well as risk factors (RFs) for CNS infection. METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed in 4 intensive care units in Medellín, Colombia. Patients with a history of neurosurgical procedures were selected at the onset of febrile symptoms and/or after an increase in acute-phase reactants...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298019/microsurgical-versus-endovascular-interventions-for-blood-blister-aneurysms-of-the-internal-carotid-artery-systematic-review-of-literature-and-meta-analysis-on-safety-and-efficacy
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Sumedh S Shah, Zachary C Gersey, Mohamed Nuh, Hesham T Ghonim, Mohamed Samy Elhammady, Eric C Peterson
OBJECTIVE Blood-blister aneurysms (BBAs) of the internal carotid artery (ICA) have a poor natural history associated with high morbidity and mortality. Currently, both surgical and endovascular techniques are employed to treat BBAs; thus, the authors sought to perform a meta-analysis to compare the efficacy and safety of these approaches. METHODS A literature search of PubMed, MEDLINE, and Google Scholar online databases was performed to include pertinent English-language studies from 2005 to 2015 that discussed the efficacy and safety of either surgical or endovascular therapies to treat BBAs...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295553/serum-carcinoembryonic-antigen-specifically-increases-among-various-serum-markers-of-adenocarcinoma-in-hypohidrosis-or-conditions-related-to-hypohidrosis
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Masaru Honma, Hiroyoshi Nozaki, Hiroko Nagahata, Mizue Fujii, Takashi Shibuya, Kyoko Kanno, Masako Minami-Hori, Akemi Ishida-Yamamoto
Anhidrosis/hypohidrosis are conditions presenting various level of sweating dysfunction. Among them, acquired idiopathic generalized anhidrosis (AIGA) presents inadequate decrease or loss of sweating without apparent neurological and dermatological symptoms except cholinergic urticaria. Recently, serum level of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), one of the most well-known tumor markers, has been proposed as a clinical marker reflecting activity of AIGA. This study was performed to verify the specificity and independence of serum CEA level from the other serum tumor markers especially related to adenocarcinoma...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291402/complication-rates-associated-with-3-column-osteotomy-in-82-adult-spinal-deformity-patients-retrospective-review-of-a-prospectively-collected-multicenter-consecutive-series-with-2-year-follow-up
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Justin S Smith, Christopher I Shaffrey, Eric Klineberg, Virginie Lafage, Frank Schwab, Renaud Lafage, Han Jo Kim, Richard Hostin, Gregory M Mundis, Munish Gupta, Barthelemy Liabaud, Justin K Scheer, Bassel G Diebo, Themistocles S Protopsaltis, Michael P Kelly, Vedat Deviren, Robert Hart, Doug Burton, Shay Bess, Christopher P Ames
OBJECTIVE Although 3-column osteotomy (3CO) can provide powerful alignment correction in adult spinal deformity (ASD), these procedures are complex and associated with high complication rates. The authors' objective was to assess complications associated with ASD surgery that included 3CO based on a prospectively collected multicenter database. METHODS This study is a retrospective review of a prospectively collected multicenter consecutive case registry. ASD patients treated with 3CO and eligible for 2-year follow-up were identified from a prospectively collected multicenter ASD database...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288891/why-temporary-filters-are-not-removed-clinical-predictors-in-1-000-consecutive-cases
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Dustin Y Yoon, Ashley K Vavra, Aaron C Eifler, Katherine Teter, Mark K Eskandari, Robert K Ryu, Heron E Rodriguez
OBJECTIVES: Compared to permanent inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, higher complication rates occur with long-term use of temporary IVC filters. We aimed to identify patient clinical factors at the time of placement that could predict failure to remove a temporary IVC filter. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of both vascular surgery and interventional radiology prospective databases between December 2008 and December 2013. We analyzed a total number of 1,024 consecutive, temporary IVC filters stratified by whether retrieval was attempted or made permanent...
March 10, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284448/growth-of-giant-intracranial-aneurysms-an-aneurysmal-wall-disorder
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F-X Ferracci, V Gilard, H Cebula, N Magne, J-P Lejeune, O Langlois, F Proust
The enlargement of giant intracranial aneurysms (IA) can be observed in 30 % of cases resulting in a neurological deficit and epilepsy due to its mass effect. This growth process could be due to a morphological disorder of the IA wall. The authors report on 2 cases of giant IA growth responsible for intracranial hypertension. The treatment of these giant IA required a microsurgical excision combined with a series of cerebral revascularization procedures. The role of vasa vasorum on the inflammatory granuloma outside the vessel, which induced the enlargement, is discussed...
March 8, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280638/a-giant-cell-lesion-with-cellular-cannibalism-in-the-mandible-case-report-and-review-of-brown-tumors-in-hyperparathyroidism
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Lorenzo Azzi, Laura Cimetti, Matteo Annoni, Diego Anselmi, Lucia Tettamanti, Angelo Tagliabue
A small radiolucent area in the mandible was discovered in a 58-year-old woman with no oral complaints. The patient's history included only hypertension. The lesion was considered as an inflammatory cyst and was enucleated. Three months later, a CT revealed the presence of a cyst-like lesion in the mandible with thin expanded buccal cortical plate, localized erosion, and a polylobate appearance on the lingual aspect of the cortical plate. The histological diagnosis of the lesion was central giant-cell granuloma (CGCG)...
2017: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279774/conscious-sedation-versus-general-anesthesia-for-the-treatment-of-cerebral-aneurysms-with-flow-diversion-a-matched-cohort-study
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Christoph J Griessenauer, Hussain Shallwani, Nimer Adeeb, Raghav Gupta, Leonardo Rangel-Castilla, Adnan H Siddiqui, Elad I Levy, Myles D Boone, Ajith J Thomas, Christopher S Ogilvy
INTRODUCTION: Flow diversion has become a popular treatment option for a variety of cerebral aneurysms. We sought to compare conscious sedation and general anesthesia for flow diverter placement in a matched cohort study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent flow diverter placement under conscious sedation were matched on the basis of age, sex, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classification, aneurysm location, and aneurysm size with patients who received general anesthesia...
March 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279513/cisterna-magna-meningiomas-without-dural-attachment-report-of-two-cases
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Masaaki Kohta, Takashi Sasayama, Tomoaki Nakai, Masaaki Taniguchi, Hiroaki Nagashima, Kazuhiro Tanaka, Katsu Mizukawa, Tomoo Itoh, Eiji Kohmura
Meningiomas within the cisterna magna without dural attachment are extremely rare. To the best of our knowledge, only three cases of meningiomas within the cisterna magna have been reported in the literature. The authors present two cases of patient with the cisterna magna meningioma without dural attachment. (Case 1) A 36-year-old female presented with a 10-month history of numbness in the left hand. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) disclosed the presence of a contrast-enhanced tumor in the posterior fossa...
March 2, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277555/frequency-and-causes-of-hypotonia-in-neonatal-period-with-the-gestational-age-of-more-than-36-weeks-in-nicu-of-mofid-children-hospital-tehran-iran-during-2012-2014
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Nosratollah Seyed Shahabi, Hossain Fakhraee, Mohammad Kazemian, Abolfazl Afjeh, Minoo Fallahi, Maryam Shariati, Fatemeh Gorji
OBJECTIVE: Hypotonia is a serious neurologic problem in neonatal period. Although hypotonia is a nonspecific clinical finding but it is the most common motor disorder in the newborn. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of neonatal hypotonia then to ascertain of the most common causes. MATERIALS & METHODS: This cross -sectional prospective study was carried out on the 3281 term infants hospitalized in conventional and NICU of Mofid Children Hospital, Tehran, Iran during 2012-2014...
2017: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276873/the-hidden-niemann-pick-type-c-patient-clinical-niches-for-a-rare-inherited-metabolic-disease
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Christian J Hendriksz, Mathieu Anheim, Peter Bauer, Olivier Bonnot, Anupam Chakrapani, Jean-Christophe Corvol, Tom J de Koning, Anna Degtyareva, Carlo Dionisi-Vici, Sarah Doss, Thomas Duning, Paola Giunti, Rosa Iodice, Tracy Johnston, Dierdre Kelly, Hans-Hermann Klünemann, Stefan Lorenzl, Alessandro Padovani, Miguel Pocovi, Matthis Synofzik, Alta Terblanche, Florian Then Bergh, Meral Topçu, Christine Tranchant, Mark Walterfang, Christian Velten, Stefan A Kolb
BACKGROUND: Niemann-Pick disease type C (NP-C) is a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease of impaired intracellular lipid trafficking. Clinical symptoms are highly heterogeneous, including neurological, visceral, or psychiatric manifestations. The incidence of NP-C is under-estimated due to under-recognition or misdiagnosis across a wide range of medical fields. New screening and diagnostic methods provide an opportunity to improve detection of unrecognized cases in clinical sub-populations associated with a higher risk of NP-C...
March 2, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265287/pernicious-anemia-associated-cobalamin-deficiency-and-thrombotic-microangiopathy-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Farhanah Yousaf, Bruce Spinowitz, Chaim Charytan, Marilyn Galler
A 43-year-old Hispanic male without significant previous medical history was brought to emergency department for syncope following a blood draw to investigate a 40 lbs weight loss during the past 6 months associated with decreased appetite and progressive fatigue. The patient also reported a 1-month history of jaundice. On examination, he was hemodynamically stable and afebrile with pallor and diffuse jaundice but without skin rash or palpable purpura. Normal sensations and power in all extremities were evident on neurological exam...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262132/ischemic-stroke-associated-with-the-use-of-a-synthetic-cannabinoid-spice
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Sebastian Moeller, Caroline Lücke, Tobias Struffert, Bernhard Schwarze, Stefan T Gerner, Stefan Schwab, Martin Köhrmann, Kristin Machold, Alexandra Philipsen, Helge H Müller
Synthetic cannabinoids, i.e. "spice", are psychoactive drugs with increasing use worldwide. Spice may have harmful neuropsychiatric and physical side effects. Here, we present the case of a 25-year-old man with ischemic stroke after smoking spice on the previous evening. Diagnostic work-up was negative for other common causes of stroke. Toxicology screen unveiled the cannabimimetic ADB-FUBINACA in the drug sample and in patient's urine. The cardiac sympathomimetic effect of spice might have triggered an unnoticed episode of tachyarrhythmia and resulted in stroke via cardioembolic etiology...
February 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258206/the-role-of-radionuclide-imaging-in-epilepsy-part-2-epilepsy-syndromes
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Ajay Kumar, Harry T Chugani
PET and SPECT can play an important role in the evaluation of various epileptic syndromes, particularly those with unknown causes, by revealing various underlying abnormalities that may not be fully appreciated from MR imaging studies. In some cases, PET and SPECT provide crucial data that guide surgical resections of the epileptogenic zone for medically refractory epilepsy. In other cases, these neuroimaging modalities preclude a surgical option and can guide genetic studies. Longitudinal PET and SPECT studies may increase our understanding of the etiopathogenesis of epilepsy syndromes and provide a clearer picture of the natural history of neurologic progression...
March 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258016/primary-axillary-venous-aneurysm-associated-with-local-neurological-complications
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David Malem, Haider Khan Bangash, Bibombe Patrice Mwipatayi
Primary axillary venous aneurysms are rare, and there are only a handful of cases reported previously. The patient can be either asymptomatic or symptomatic, and can present with local axillary swelling, dilated venules in overlying skin associated with local discomfort, peripheral neuropathy, or pulmonary embolisms. A 30-year-old man presented with a four-month history of an uncomfortable lump in his left armpit that was associated with paraesthesia radiating down to his left forearm and hand. He had no history of arm swelling and had a normal motor neurological examination...
February 28, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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