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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229691/opinion-and-special-articles-neurology-education-at-us-osteopathic-medical-schools
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Daniel A Freedman, Dara V F Albert
Osteopathic medical schools have a longstanding tradition of training primary care physicians (PCP). Neurologic symptoms are common in the PCP's office and there is an undersupply of neurologists in the United States. It is therefore crucial for osteopathic medical students to have a strong foundation in clinical neurology. Despite the importance, a mere 6% of osteopathic medical schools have required neurology clerkships. Furthermore, exposure to neurology in medical school through required clerkships has been correlated with matching into neurology residency...
December 12, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226043/applications-of-whole-brain-tractography-and-implications-for-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Brian W Wu, Stephanie Barr
The complicated nature of neurological diseases-and the importance of accurate diagnosis and treatment for patient quality of life-have made the need for more advanced imaging techniques more urgent than ever. Automated whole brain tractography promises to increase the knowledge that neurologists have of a variety of disease processes, including schizophrenia, age-related changes to white matter, brain tumors, and epilepsy.
October 5, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225877/hirayama-disease-diagnostic-essentials-in-neuroimaging
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Stylianos Kapetanakis, Danae Chourmouzi, Aikaterini Terzoudi, Nikiforos Georgiou, Eirini Giovannopoulou
A 22-year-old male presented with progressive muscular weakness of the upper extremities. MRI of the cervical spine established the final diagnosis of Hirayama disease (HD). HD is a rare disease with benign progress. Neurologists and radiologists should be aware of the specific neuroimaging signs of this rare clinical entity.
December 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223932/pregnancy-related-knowledge-of-women-with-epilepsy-an-internet-based-survey-in-german-speaking-countries
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Carolin Dierking, Thomas Porschen, Uwe Walter, Johannes Rösche
There are several issues, which have to be acknowledged, when treating women with epilepsy (WWE). The need for counseling WWE in Germany with epilepsy on pregnancy-related matters was stressed in several papers and medical guidelines. Physicians treating WWE in Germany therefore should be aware of the information needs of their patients. We aimed to determine the level of pregnancy-related knowledge of WWE and their informational needs concerning pregnancy and childbirth issues in German-speaking countries by an internet-based survey...
December 7, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223870/validation-of-an-algorithm-to-detect-severe-ms-relapses-in-administrative-health-databases
#5
James John Marriott, Hui Chen, Randall Fransoo, Ruth Ann Marrie
BACKGROUND: Severe relapses that required treatment were important outcomes in the sentinel trials of disease-modifying therapy (DMT). Identifying such relapses in administrative data would allow comparative-effectiveness studies of DMTs to be conducted in real-world clinical settings. METHODS: All relapsing-remitting (RRMS) and secondary-progressive (SPMS) patients living in Manitoba between 1999 and 2015 were identified using a validated case definition and linkage to the Manitoba MS Clinic database...
December 2, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223069/neuropsychological-and-clinical-heterogeneity-of-cognitive-impairment-in-patients-with-multiple-system-atrophy
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Lorena Broseghini Barcelos, Flávia Saad, Carla Giacominelli, Roberta Arb Saba, Patrícia Maria de Carvalho Aguiar, Sonia Maria Azevedo Silva, Vanderci Borges, Paulo Henrique Ferreira Bertolucci, Henrique Ballalai Ferraz
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated neuropsychological tests to compare cognitive impairment between two types of multiple system atrophy: predominant parkinsonism (MSA-P) and predominant cerebellar ataxia (MSA-C). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 14 patients diagnosed with MSA: four with MSA-C and ten with MSA-P. Presence of motor symptoms was determined by using the Unified Rating MSA Scale (URMSAS). Non-motor symptoms were evaluated by the Short Form Health Survey (SF-36), Scales for Outcomes in Parkinson's disease Autonomic (SCOPA-AUT), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)...
October 31, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221514/yield-of-brain-mri-in-clinically-diagnosed-epilepsy-in-the-kingdom-of-bhutan-a-prospective-study
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Veronica Bruno, Joshua P Klein, Dechen Nidup, Damber K Nirola, Lhab Tshering, Sonam Deki, Sarah J Clark, Kristin A Linn, Russell T Shinohara, Chencho Dorji, Dili Ram Pokhrel, Ugyen Dema, Farrah J Mateen
BACKGROUND: People with epilepsy (PWE) in low- and middle-income countries may not access the health resources that are considered optimal for epilepsy diagnosis. The diagnostic yield of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has not been well studied in these settings. OBJECTIVES: To report the diagnostic yield of brain MRI and identify clinical associations of abnormal MRI findings among PWE in a neurocysticercosis-endemic, resource-limited setting and to identify the proportion and putative structural brain causes of drug-resistant epilepsy...
May 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217366/initially-missed-or-delayed-diagnosis-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-nationwide-survey-of-contributing-factors-and-outcomes-in-japan
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Yasushi Takagi, Hiromu Hadeishi, Yohei Mineharu, Kazumichi Yoshida, Kuniaki Ogasawara, Akira Ogawa, Susumu Miyamoto
BACKGROUND: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) remains a significant cause of mortality in Japan. The Japan Stroke Society set out to conduct a nationwide survey to identify contributing factors and outcomes of SAH misdiagnosis. METHODS: We initially surveyed 737 training institutes and 1259 departments in Japan between April 2012 and March 2014 for the presence of misdiagnosed SAH. Clinical information was then sought from respondents with a positive misdiagnosis. Information on 579 misdiagnosed cases was collected...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213506/symptoms-of-depression-in-patients-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-parkinson-s-disease
#9
Ana Lara Soares Blum Malak, Luiz Felipe Vasconcellos, João Santos Pereira, Denise Vieira Greca, Manuela Cruz, Heloisa Veiga Dias Alves, Mariana Sptiz, Helenice Charchat-Fichman
Objective: To investigate the most frequent depressive symptoms and their association with cognition in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Methods: 48 patients with PD and 44 controls (CG), aged between 50 and 80 years and with at least 4 years of formal education, all with MCI and none diagnosed with depression, were assessed. Patients and controls were matched for age, education, and Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score...
April 2017: Dementia & Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213035/-problems-of-juvenile-myoclonic-epilepsy-a-view-through-the-prism-of-time
#10
V A Karlov, V S Zolovkina
The authors present a comparative analysis of the results of the study of 72 adolescent patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME), which were published in 2010, and a new sample of patients over the last 5 years with the publications of domestic and foreign authors. Difficult clinical cases are described. These data indicate positive shifts in the diagnosis and treatment of JME. However, the question of diagnosis is still a hard problem for neurologists. The questions to be resolved are: gender aspect of the disease, to what extent levetiracetam could be a drug of first choice and to what extent valproats could be replaced; monitoring of children born to mothers with JME, a role of paternal inheritance...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212383/menstrual-migraine-a-review-of-current-and-developing-pharmacotherapies-for-women
#11
G Allais, Giulia Chiarle, Silvia Sinigaglia, Chiara Benedetto
Migraine is one of the most common neurological disorders in the general population. It affects 18% of women and 6% of men. In more than 50% of women migraineurs the occurrence of migraine attacks correlates strongly with the perimenstrual period. Menstrual migraine is highly debilitating, less responsive to therapy, and attacks are longer than those not correlated with menses. Menstrual migraine requires accurate evaluation and targeted therapy, that we aim to recommend in this review. Areas covered: This review of the literature provides an overview of currently available pharmacological therapies (especially with triptans, anti-inflammatory drugs, hormonal strategies) and drugs in development (in particular those acting on calcitonin gene-related peptide) for the treatment of acute migraine attacks and the prophylaxis of menstrual migraine...
December 7, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211360/cerebral-venous-thrombosis-as-a-diagnostic-challenge-clinical-and-radiological-correlation-based-on-the-retrospective-analysis-of-own-cases
#12
Anna Zimny, Edyta Dziadkowiak, Joanna Bladowska, Justyna Chojdak-Łukasiewicz, Aleksandra Loster-Niewińska, Marek Sąsiadek, Bogusław Paradowski
BACKGROUND: Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a rare condition which constitutes 0.5-1% of all strokes. The clinical and radiological picture of CVT is non-specific and can mimic other disorders. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to retrospectively evaluate and correlate clinical and radiological symptoms presented by patients with CVT, both in the initial and follow-up neurological and neuroimaging examinations, with a special emphasis on diagnostic difficulties...
October 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209604/development-of-all-india-institute-of-medical-sciences-modified-international-clinical-epidemiology-network-diagnostic-instrument-for-neuromotor-impairments-in-children-aged-1%C3%A2-month-to-18%C3%A2-years
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Sheffali Gulati, Harsh Patel, Biswaroop Chakrabarty, Rachana Dubey, N K Arora, R M Pandey, Vinod K Paul, Konanki Ramesh, Vyshakh Anand, Ankit Meena
Introduction: There is shortage of specialists for the diagnosis of children with neuromotor impairments (NMIs), especially in resource limited settings. Existing International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN) instrument for diagnosing NMI have been validated for children aged 2-9 years. The current study modified the same including wider symptomatology and age group (1 month to 18 years). Methods: The Modified INCLEN diagnostic tool (INDT) was developed by a team of experts by modifying the existing tool to widen the age range (1 month to 18 years) and include broader symptomatology (inclusion of milestones from the first 2 years of life and better elucidation of cerebellar and extrapyramidal features) in a tertiary care teaching hospital of North India between January and April 2015...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208731/misleading-signs-in-acute-vertigo
#14
Sean Lance, Stuart Scott Mossman
The acute vestibular syndrome is common and usually has a benign cause. Sometimes, however, even experienced neurologists can find it difficult to determine the cause clinically. Furthermore, neuroimaging is known to be insensitive.We describe two cases of acute vestibular syndrome where conflicting clinical findings contributed to a delay in making the correct diagnosis. The first patient with symptomatic vertigo had signs consistent with horizontal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo but also had an abnormal horizontal head impulse test, superficially suggesting acute vestibular neuritis but later accounted for by the finding of a vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma)...
December 5, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208728/imaging-in-low-grade-glioma-a-guide-for-neurologists
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REVIEW
Jennifer Larsen, Nigel Hoggard, Fiona M McKevitt
The management of low-grade glioma (LGG) is shifting as evidence has emergedthat refutes the previously commonplace imaging-based 'watch and wait' approach, in favour of early aggressive surgical resection. This coupled with the recent 2016 update to the World Health Organisation Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System is changing LGG imaging and management. Recently in Practical Neurology the contemporary management of low-grade glioma and the changes to this grading system were discussed in detail...
December 5, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205017/drip-and-ship-stroke-thrombolysis-in-the-emergency-department-of-a-healthcare-center-a-possibility-for-those-fallen-ill-in-rural-settings
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Joonas H Kauppila, Lasse Raatiniemi, Juha-Matti Isokangas, Matti Martikainen, Katja Piironen
Thrombolysis with tissue plasminogen activator is the mainstay in the treatment of acute stroke. Reducing the delay of thrombolysis treatment improves patient prognosis and reduces the incidence of complications. Variable telestroke regimens have improved the availability of stroke thrombolysis, especially in rural settings, where neurologists are not readily available. In the drip-and-ship strategy, stroke thrombolysis is initiated in a peripheral hospital and the patient is then transferred to a tertiary care unit...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202555/drug-induced-by-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-presenting-as-recurrent-pericardial-effusion-after-mitral-valve-repair
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Aghigh Haydari, Feridoun Sabzi, Samsam Dabiri, Alireza Poormotaabed
We report a patient presented with recurrent pericardial effusion caused by drug-induced systemic lupus Erythematosus (SLE) following mitral valve repair. The surgery was complicated by hemiparesis and convulsion in early postoperative period. The patient had been received carbamazepine for a paroxysmal seizure that occurred following mitral valve repair. The post operative computed tomography showed embolic stroke and its sequel (seizure) that treated with carbamazepine. In the 3rd month of follow-up, however, hemiparesis recovered by physiotherapy but carbamazepine was not discontinued as by request of neurologist...
September 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201546/neurologists-dealing-with-sickness-certification-experiences-of-problems-and-need-of-competence
#18
Åsa Snöljung, Jenny Kärrholm, Elin Hinas, Kristina Alexanderson
Rationale and Aims: Most studies on physicians' sickness certification practices include general practitioners (GP) while there hardly is any knowledge on this regarding neurologists although neurological diseases often involve work incapacity and need of sick leave. Aim: The aim was to describe experiences among neurologists in Sweden concerning their work with sickness certification of patients. Method: A cross-sectional study of 265 neurologists' responses in a nationwide survey regarding their work with sickness certification of patients was conducted...
November 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200675/neurolymphomatosis-a-surreal-presentation-of-lymphoma
#19
Shikha Khandelwal, Suvinay Saxena, Disha J Hansalia
Background: Neurolymphomatosis is a neurologic complication poorly recognized by neurologists and oncologists and presents usually several months after successful treatment of systemic lymphoma. Other disorders that must be differentiated from these entities include peripheral-nerve or nerve root compression and paraneoplastic neuropathy. Aim: To describe the unusual occurrence of neurolymphomatosis in a patient of B-cell lymphoma. Method: Diagnosis was made by demonstration of enhancement of nerve roots on Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the brachial, lumbosacral plexus, peripheral nerves or by increased hyper-metabolic activity along the course of affected nerves on fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET)...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200569/misidentification-of-wilson-disease-as-schizophrenia-1998-2013-case-report-and-review
#20
Forouzan Elyasi
Wilson's disease (WD) is a neurodegenerative disorder due to copper metabolism. Schizophrenia-like psychosis and delusional disorder are rare forms of psychiatric manifestations of WD. The lack of recognition of these signs and symptoms as being attributable to WD often leads to delays in diagnosis and management. Knowledge about relationship of the psychiatric manifestations to WD can help with the administration of adequate management aimed at both the psychiatric issues and underlying WD. The objectives of this article are to review case reports whose subject is the incorrect diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizophrenia-like syndrome in patients with WD and to detail one case of this mismanagement of the disease...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
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