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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035222/an-advanced-mri-multi-modalities-segmentation-methodology-dedicated-to-multiple-sclerosis-lesions-exploration-and-differentiation
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Olfa Ghribi, Lamia Sellami, Mohamed Ben Slima, Ahmed Ben Hamida, Chokri Mhiri, Keireddine Ben Mahfoudh
Multiple sclerosis is one of the most common neurological diseases in young people. This paper dealt with an automatic biomedical aided tool involving volumetric segmentation of Multiple Sclerosis lesions. To meet this challenge, our proposed methodology requires one preliminary cerebral zones segmentation performed using a new Gaussian Mixture Model based on various databases atlases. Afterwards, lesion segmentation begins with the estimation of a lesion map which is then subjected to threshold constraints and refined by a new lesion expansion algorithm...
October 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034688/end-of-life-characteristics-and-palliative-care-provision-for-patients-with-motor-neuron-disease
#2
Hon Wai Benjamin Cheng, Oi Man Iman Chan, Chun Hung Red Chan, Wan Hung Chan, Koon Sim Fung, Kar Yin Wong
Motor neuron disease (MND) is a neurodegenerative disease and manifested as progressive decline in physical, respiratory, swallowing and communication function, and ultimately death. Traditional model of care was fragmented and did not match with multifacet needs of patients and carers. Furthermore, there could be lack of integrated care at end of life for patients with MND in most lower- and middle-income countries or in places with inadequate palliative care (PC) coverage. In view of this, a special workgroup for patients with MND, which includes neurologist, respiratory physician, rehabilitation specialist, and PC physician was formed in Hong Kong since year 2011...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034555/advances-and-insights-into-neurological-practice-2016-17
#3
Anthony H V Schapira
Papers published by the European Journal of Neurology reflect the broad interest of practicing neurologists in advances in the aetiology, diagnosis and management of neurological disorders. As a general journal, the proportion of papers in the different subject areas reasonably reflects the case load of a practising neurologist. Stroke represents the largest proportion of papers published, including those on pathophysiology (1-23), acute stroke management (24-47) and the outcome of patients who have suffered stroke (48-72)...
October 16, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034507/screening-for-sturge-weber-syndrome-a-state-of-the-art-review
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REVIEW
Michaela Zallmann, Richard J Leventer, Mark T Mackay, Michael Ditchfield, Philip S Bekhor, John C Su
Infants with a high-risk distribution of port-wine stains are commonly screened for Sturge-Weber syndrome using brain magnetic resonance imaging. There is no consensus about which port-wine stain phenotypes to screen, optimal timing, screening sensitivity, or whether presymptomatic diagnosis improves neurodevelopmental outcomes. This state-of-the-art review examines the evidence in favor of screening for Sturge-Weber syndrome, based on its effect on neurodevelopmental outcomes, against the risks and limitations of screening magnetic resonance imaging and electroencephalography...
October 16, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034435/advances-in-the-treatment-of-paraproteinemic-neuropathy
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REVIEW
Eduardo Nobile-Orazio, Mariangela Bianco, Andrea Nozza
Purpose of review Several advances have been made on the pathogenesis and therapy of neuropathies associated with paraproteinemia (monoclonal gammopathy). It is important for the neurologist to understand the pathogenetic relevance of this association especially when the hematological disease does not require per se any therapy. Recent findings Treatment of the neuropathy in patients with malignant paraproteinemia is mainly addressed by the hematologist while the neurologist is mainly involved in the initial diagnosis and in deciding whether the neuropathy is caused by the disease or by the chemotherapy used for the disease...
October 16, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030772/diagnostics-of-anti-mag-antibody-polyneuropathy
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REVIEW
Diego Franciotta, Matteo Gastaldi, Luana Benedetti, Martina Garnero, Tiziana Biagioli, Marco Brogi, Gianna Costa, Elisabetta Fadda, Francesca Andreetta, Ornella Simoncini, Claudia Giannotta, Elena Bazzigaluppi, Raffaella Fazio, Roberta Bedin, Diana Ferraro, Sara Mariotto, Sergio Ferrari, Elisabetta Galloni, Valentina De Riva, Elisabetta Zardini, Andrea Cortese, Eduardo Nobile-Orazio
This document presents the guidelines for anti-myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG) antibody testing that have been developed following a consensus process built on questionnaire-based surveys, internet contacts, and discussions at workshops of sponsoring Italian Association of Neuroimmunology (AINI) congresses. The main clinical information on anti-MAG antibody polyneuropathy, indications and limits of anti-MAG antibody testing, instructions for result interpretation, and an agreed laboratory protocol (Appendix) are reported for the communicative community of neurologists and clinical pathologists...
October 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030770/diagnostics-of-myasthenic-syndromes-detection-of-anti-achr-and-anti-musk-antibodies
#7
REVIEW
Francesca Andreetta, Elena Rinaldi, Emanuela Bartoccioni, Anna Pia Riviera, Elena Bazzigaluppi, Raffella Fazio, Giovanni Deiana, Alessandro Pini, Maria Grazia Giudizi, Fulvio Baggi
This paper presents the Italian guidelines for autoantibody testing in myasthenia gravis that have been developed following a consensus process built on questionnaire-based surveys, internet contacts and discussions during dedicated workshops of the sponsoring Italian Association of Neuroimmunology (AINI). Essential clinical information on myasthenic syndromes, indications and limits of antibody testing, instructions for result interpretation and an agreed laboratory protocol (Appendix) are reported for the communicative community of neurologists and clinical pathologists...
October 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030769/diagnostics-of-dysimmune-peripheral-neuropathies
#8
REVIEW
Diego Franciotta, Matteo Gastaldi, Luana Benedetti, Giampaola Pesce, Tiziana Biagioli, Francesco Lolli, Gianna Costa, Cristina Melis, Francesca Andreetta, Ornella Simoncini, Claudia Giannotta, Elena Bazzigaluppi, Raffaella Fazio, Roberta Bedin, Diana Ferraro, Sara Mariotto, Sergio Ferrari, Elisabetta Galloni, Valentina De Riva, Elisabetta Zardini, Andrea Cortese, Eduardo Nobile-Orazio
This document presents the guidelines for anti-ganglioside antibody testing that have been developed following a consensus process built on questionnaire-based surveys, internet contacts, and discussions at workshops of the sponsoring Italian Association of Neuroimmunology (AINI) congresses. Main clinical information on dysimmune peripheral neuropathies, indications and limits of anti-ganglioside antibody testing, instructions for result interpretation, and an agreed laboratory protocol (Appendix) are reported for the communicative community of neurologists and clinical pathologists...
October 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030768/diagnostics-of-the-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders-nmosd
#9
REVIEW
Diego Franciotta, Matteo Gastaldi, Arianna Sala, Francesca Andreetta, Elena Rinaldi, Maddalena Ruggieri, Rosaria Leante, Gianna Costa, Tiziana Biagioli, Luca Massacesi, Elena Bazzigaluppi, Raffaella Fazio, Sara Mariotto, Sergio Ferrari, Elisabetta Galloni, Francesco Perini, Elisabetta Zardini, Luigi Zuliani, Marco Zoccarato, Bruno Giometto, Antonio Bertolotto
This document presents the guidelines for anti-aquaporin-4 (AQP4) antibody testing that has been developed following a consensus process built on questionnaire-based surveys, internet contacts, and discussions at workshops of the sponsoring Italian Association of Neuroimmunology (AINI) congresses. Essential clinical information on neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders, indications and limits of anti-AQP4 antibody testing, instructions for result interpretation, and an agreed laboratory protocol (Appendix) are reported for the communicative community of neurologists and clinical pathologists...
October 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030767/diagnostics-of-autoimmune-encephalitis-associated-with-antibodies-against-neuronal-surface-antigens
#10
REVIEW
Luigi Zuliani, Marco Zoccarato, Matteo Gastaldi, Raffaele Iorio, Amelia Evoli, Tiziana Biagioli, Silvia Casagrande, Elena Bazzigaluppi, Raffaella Fazio, Claudia Giannotta, Eduardo Nobile-Orazio, Francesca Andreetta, Ornella Simoncini, Gianna Costa, Sara Mariotto, Sergio Ferrari, Elisabetta Galloni, Michela Marcon, Diego Franciotta, Bruno Giometto
This document presents the guidelines for testing antibodies against neuronal surface antigens that have been developed following a consensus process built on questionnaire-based surveys, internet contacts, and discussions at workshops of the sponsoring Italian Association of Neuroimmunology (AINI) congresses. Essential clinical information on autoimmune encephalitis associated with antibodies against neuronal surface antigens, indications and limits of testing for such antibodies, instructions for result interpretation, and an agreed laboratory protocol (Appendix A) are reported for the communicative community of neurologists and clinical pathologists...
October 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030766/diagnostics-of-paraneoplastic-neurological-syndromes
#11
REVIEW
Marco Zoccarato, Matteo Gastaldi, Luigi Zuliani, Tiziana Biagioli, Marco Brogi, Gaetano Bernardi, Elena Corsini, Elena Bazzigaluppi, Raffaella Fazio, Claudia Giannotta, Eduardo Nobile-Orazio, Gianna Costa, Raffaele Iorio, Amelia Evoli, Sara Mariotto, Sergio Ferrari, Elisabetta Galloni, Valentina De Riva, Elisabetta Zardini, Diego Franciotta, Bruno Giometto
This document presents the guidelines for onconeural antibody testing that have been developed following a consensus process built on questionnaire-based surveys, internet contacts, and discussions at workshops of the sponsoring Italian Association of Neuroimmunology (AINI) congresses. Essential clinical information on paraneoplastic neurological syndromes, indications and limits of onconeural antibody testing, instructions for result interpretation, and an agreed laboratory protocol (Appendix) are reported for the communicative community of neurologists and clinical pathologists...
October 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030765/cerebrospinal-fluid-analysis-and-the-determination-of-oligoclonal-bands
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REVIEW
Matteo Gastaldi, Elisabetta Zardini, Rosaria Leante, Maddalena Ruggieri, Gianna Costa, Eleonora Cocco, Giovanna De Luca, Ivana Cataldo, Tiziana Biagioli, Clara Ballerini, Massimiliano Castellazzi, Enrico Fainardi, Paola Pettini, Mauro Zaffaroni, Debora Giunti, Elisabetta Capello, Gaetano Bernardi, Emilio Ciusani, Claudia Giannotta, Eduardo Nobile-Orazio, Elena Bazzigaluppi, Gabriella Passerini, Roberta Bedin, Patrizia Sola, Rinaldo Brivio, Guido Cavaletti, Arianna Sala, Antonio Bertolotto, Gaetano Desina, Maurizio A Leone, Sara Mariotto, Sergio Ferrari, Andreina Paternoster, Davide Giavarina, Francesco Lolli, Diego Franciotta
This document presents the guidelines for the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis and the determination of oligoclonal bands (OCBs) as pivotal tests in neuroinflammatory pathologies of the central nervous system. The guidelines have been developed following a consensus process built on questionnaire-based surveys, internet contacts, and discussions at workshops of the sponsoring Italian Association of Neuroimmunology (AINI) congresses. Essential clinical information on the pathologies in which the CSF analysis is indicated, and, particularly, on those characterized by the presence of OCBs in the intrathecal compartment, indications and limits of CSF analysis and OCB determination, instructions for result interpretation, and agreed laboratory protocols (Appendix) are reported for the communicative community of neurologists and clinical pathologists...
October 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030731/burden-of-migraine-in-a-kuwaiti-population-a-door-to-door-survey
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Jasem Yousef Al-Hashel, Samar Farouk Ahmed, Raed Alroughani
BACKGROUND: Migraine prevalence and disability imprints on Kuwaiti population are underreported. We aimed to measure the prevalence of migraine and to assess its burden in Kuwait. METHODS: A cross-sectional community-based study was conducted which included biologically unrelated Kuwaiti adult population aged 18-65 years. They were randomly recruited from all six governments of Kuwait using stratified multistage cluster sampling. Trained interviewers visited the samples in door-to-door approach...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028736/superficial-and-deep-capillary-ischemia-as-a-presenting-sign-of-retinal-vasculopathy-with-cerebral-leukoencephalopathy-and-systemic-manifestations
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Aaron Nagiel, Robert A Lalane, Joanna C Jen, Allan E Kreiger
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the presenting sign of retinal vasculopathy with cerebral leukoencephalopathy and systemic manifestations, a rare autosomal dominant condition caused by mutations in the TREX1 gene, and to explore the potential efficacy of bevacizumab in preventing capillary occlusions. METHODS: Observational case report with the use of ultra-widefield fluorescein angiography, optical coherence tomography, and optical coherence tomography angiography...
October 12, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026774/atypical-kleine-levin-syndrome-an-elusive-entity
#15
Swarndeep Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Rohit Verma, Nand Kumar
Kleine-Levin syndrome (KLS) is a rare disorder (around 1.5 cases per million population), often presenting with triad of recurrent episodes of hypersomnia, hyperphagia, and hypersexuality. However, cases of atypical KLS with features opposite to that being commonly reported are often misdiagnosed as psychosis and present as a diagnostic challenge for the physicians, psychiatrists, and neurologists. We describe a case of atypical KLS which was misdiagnosed as unspecified nonorganic psychosis previously, highlighting the various points which would be helpful in identifying and diagnosing cases of atypical KLS in future...
January 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026691/accuracy-of-crescent-sign-on-ocular-ultrasound-in-diagnosing-papilledema
#16
Ananth Bhosale, Virna M Shah, Parag K Shah
AIM: To study the usefulness of orbital ultrasonography in the diagnosis of papilledema. METHODS: Fifty patients who were referred to the neurophthalmology clinic and clinically suspected to have papilledema were selected. Thorough, clinical examination with slitlamp biomicroscopy and visual acuity assessment was done. These patients underwent ultrasonography to demonstrate the crescent sign. The patients were further evaluated with the neurologist and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) thus confirming the diagnosis of papilledema...
September 26, 2017: World Journal of Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026269/clinical-characteristics-of-septo-optic-dysplasia-accompanied-by-congenital-central-hypothyroidism-in-japan
#17
Keisuke Nagasaki, Takuo Kubota, Hironori Kobayashi, Hirotake Sawada, Chikahiko Numakura, Shohei Harada, Kei Takasawa, Kanshi Minamitani, Tomohiro Ishii, Satoshi Okada, Hotaka Kamasaki, Shigetaka Sugihara, Masanori Adachi, Toshihiro Tajima
Septo-optic dysplasia (SOD) is a congenital anomaly in which agenesis of the septum pellucidum and optic nerve hypoplasia are accompanied by hypopituitarism. Typically, the symptoms develop in 3 organs, the brain, eyes, and pituitary, and approximately one third of the patients present with all of the three cardinal features. The diagnostic criteria for SOD were established in Japan in 2015. The purpose of this study is to review clinical features regarding SOD patients with hypopituitarism in Japan. In this study, 21 patients with SOD were identified by a questionnaire survey for congenital central hypothyroidism...
2017: Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology: Case Reports and Clinical Investigations: Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024833/health-of-vlbw-infants-in-germany-at-five-years-of-age-what-do-parents-describe
#18
Juliane Spiegler, Guido Stichtenoth, Inke R König, Egbert Herting, Wolfgang Göpel
BACKGROUND: There are only few data on medical problems and utilization of health services of former very low birth weight (VLBW) children at preschool age. STUDY DESIGN: At five years of age parents of a cohort of VLBW children (N=862) received questionnaires, a medical interview and examination. The results were compared to the KIGGS cohort (Deutscher-Kinder-und Jugendgesundheitssurvey, N=777). RESULTS: Parents of the VLBW and KIGGS cohort reported a very good or good health in 95% in their children...
October 9, 2017: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022143/comorbidity-of-gastrointestinal-disorders-migraine-and-tension-type-headache-a-cross-sectional-study-in-iran
#19
Fahimeh Martami, Zeinab Ghorbani, Maryam Abolhasani, Mansoureh Togha, Alipasha Meysamie, Alireza Sharifi, Soodeh Razeghi Jahromi
Migraine can be accompanied by some gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between migraine and tension-type headache (TTH) and different lower and upper GI disorders as well as non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD) and cholelithiasis. This cross-sectional study included 1574 overweight and obese participants who were referred to the Obesity Research Center of Sina Hospital, Tehran, Iran. The diagnosis of migraine and TTH was made by an expert neurologist based on the international classification of headache disorders-III β (ICHD III β)...
October 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022132/an-exploratory-study-of-the-electronic-medical-record-and-outpatient-vascular-neurology-consultations
#20
Larissa Georgeon, Philip B Gorelick, Tenko Raykov, Muhammad U Farooq, Jiangyong Min, Christopher Goshgarian, Bradley Haveman-Gould, Amy Groenhout, Molly McCarthy
We carried out a quality improvement project utilizing the electronic medical record (EMR) to determine (1) the quality of vascular neurologists' recommendations for recurrent stroke prevention and (2) primary care provider (PCP) acknowledgement of the vascular neurologists' recurrent stroke prevention recommendations and their frequency of meeting the recommended metrics for risk factor control and lifestyle modification. We conducted a retrospective EMR chart review on a convenience sample of ischemic stroke patients during two epochs...
October 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
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