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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687564/clinical-spectrum-and-quality-of-life-qol-in-patients-with-chronic-polyneuropathy-a-cross-sectional-study
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M S Panduranga, Deepti Vibha, Kameshwar Prasad, Achal Kumar Srivastava, Garima Shukla
Chronic polyneuropathy is a disabling condition of the peripheral nerves, characterized by symmetrical sensory motor symptoms and signs. There is paucity of studies on the etiological spectrum of polyneuropathy and its impact on quality of life. The present cross sectional study in a referral based tertiary care center in North India found diabetic neuropathy as the commonest cause (25.5%) amongst 212 patients with chronic polyneuropathy. Idiopathic axonal polyneuropathy was present in 14.2% patients. Leprosy presenting as confluent mononeuritis multiplex constituted 11...
April 23, 2018: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610592/predominant-upper-limb-chronic-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-associated-with-hbv-infection
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Ioan-Cristian Lupescu, Adriana Octaviana Dulamea
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy is an acquired, presumably immune-mediated peripheral neuropathy, characterized by symmetric sensory-motor involvement. Although most often idiopathic, it has been described in association with several disorders, sometimes improving under treatment. We present the case of a 57-year-old male who was admitted to hospital for paresthesias and muscle weakness affecting both upper limbs, initially only the hands, but with worsening and ascending progression during the last three years...
December 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567898/kikuchi-s-disease-histiocytic-necrotizing-lymphadenitis-a-rare-presentation-with-acute-kidney-injury-peripheral-neuropathy-and-aseptic-meningitis-with-cutaneous-involvement
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Jyoti Jain, Shashank Banait, Iadarilang Tiewsoh, Madhura Choudhari
Kikuchi's disease (KD) also known as histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis is rare, idiopathic, generally self-limited cause of lymphadenitis. We present a case of twenty year young female who presented in critically ill state with fever, cervical and axillary lymphadenopathy, rash, vomiting and altered sensorium and found to have neurological, hepatic, renal and dermatological involvement. Kikuchi's disease should be considered in differential diagnosis of fever and lymphadenopathy and though benign can sometimes present with multi-organ involvement...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544239/-transthyretin-familial-amyloid-polyneuropathy-disease-profile-of-a-multisystem-disorder
#4
Christoph Niemietz, Christoph Röcken, Matthias Schilling, Jörg Stypman, Constantin E Uhlig, Hartmut H-J Schmidt
Transthyretin-related Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy (ATTR Amyloidosis, former FAP, here called TTR-FAP) is a rare, progressive autosomal dominant inherited amyloid disease ending fatal within 5 - 15 years after final diagnosis. TTR-FAP is caused by mutations of transthyretin (TTR), which forms amyloid fibrils affecting peripheral and autonomic nerves, the heart and other organs. Due to the phenotypic heterogeneity and partly not specific enough clinical symptoms, diagnosis of TTR-FAP can be complicated...
March 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518780/long-time-course-of-idiopathic-small-fiber-neuropathy
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Pia Flossdorf, Walter F Haupt, Anna Brunn, Martina Deckert, Gereon R Fink, Helmar C Lehmann, Gilbert Wunderlich
BACKGROUND: Small fiber neuropathy (SFN) is a challenging subtype of peripheral neuropathies. Once the diagnosis has been established, there is an uncertainty how SFN may progress, whether larger fibers will become involved over time, whether quality of life may be compromised, or whether repeated diagnostic workup in patients with unknown underlying cause may increase the yield of treatable causes of SFN. METHODS: We evaluated 16 patients with documented long-time course of idiopathic SFN...
March 8, 2018: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483890/microangiopathy-a-potential-contributing-factor-to-idiopathic-polyneuropathy-a-mini-review
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Kristin Samuelsson, Rayomand Press
Chronic idiopathic axonal polyneuropathy (CIAP) is a slowly progressive predominantly sensory axonal polyneuropathy. The prevalence of CIAP increases with age. The pathogenic cause of CIAP is unknown although there are several prevailing etiological hypotheses. In this mini review, we focus on the hypothesis of disturbed microcirculation in the vasa nervorum of peripheral nerves as a pathogenic cause of CIAP. There is an association between CIAP and metabolic risk factors. Furthermore, the phenotype of CIAP resembles diabetic neuropathy both clinically and electrophysiologically...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433485/safety-and-efficacy-of-platelet-rich-plasma-in-treatment-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Seyed Ahmad Raeissadat, Afshin Karimzadeh, Masoud Hashemi, Leila Bagherzadeh
BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common peripheral entrapment neuropathy, for which conservative treatments are the first measures taken. However, these measures are not usually sufficient. Recently major attention has been drawn to platelet-rich plasma for its possible effects on axon regeneration and neurological recovery. Although few studies have evaluated the effects of this treatment in carpal tunnel syndrome, further investigation is required to reach concrete conclusion...
February 13, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363557/neurosarcoidosis-associated-with-intracerebral-haemorrhage-a-challenge-in-diagnosis-and-management
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Mark Peter Maskery, Paul N Cooper, Adrian Pace
Sarcoidosis is an idiopathic multisystem granulomatous disorder of unknown cause. Nervous system involvement (central and/or peripheral) is uncommon, developing in 5%-10%. The presenting symptoms are variable, reflecting the level of involvement, and frequently fluctuate and progress. Diagnosing neurosarcoidosis in people with previously confirmed systemic disease may be relatively straightforward, but diagnosing primary neurosarcoidosis is challenging. Managing neurosarcoidosis is primarily consensus based; corticosteroid is its mainstay, alongside corticosteroid-sparing agents and emerging novel therapies...
January 23, 2018: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187518/neurofascin-antibodies-in-autoimmune-genetic-and-idiopathic-neuropathies
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Elisabeth Burnor, Li Yang, Hao Zhou, Kristina R Patterson, Colin Quinn, Mary M Reilly, Alexander M Rossor, Steven S Scherer, Eric Lancaster
OBJECTIVE: To measure the frequency, persistence, isoform specificity, and clinical correlates of neurofascin antibodies in patients with peripheral neuropathies. METHODS: We studied cohorts of patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) or chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) (n = 59), genetic neuropathy (n = 111), and idiopathic neuropathy (n = 43) for immunoglobulin (Ig) G and IgM responses to 3 neurofascin (NF) isoforms (NF140, NF155, and NF186) using cell-based assays...
January 2, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159464/anti-mag-associated-cerebellar-ataxia-and-response-to-rituximab
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Panagiotis Zis, Dasappaiah Ganesh Rao, Nigel Hoggard, Ptolemaios Georgios Sarrigiannis, Marios Hadjivassiliou
BACKGROUND: Myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG) is a glycoprotein specific to Schwann cells. Schwann cells produce myelin for nerve cells in the peripheral nervous system. MAG also plays a role in the central nervous system (CNS) by maintaining myelin integrity and inhibiting axonal regeneration from cerebellar neurons. There is a well-established link between distal demyelinating neuropathy and anti-MAG antibodies in patients with monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance. We describe a series of five patients with anti-MAG antibodies with evidence of cerebellar rather than just sensory ataxia and our experience of treatment with rituximab...
January 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968367/axonal-sensorimotor-polyneuropathies
#11
Yuebing Li
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article describes clinical features of axonal sensorimotor polyneuropathies based on selected etiologies. RECENT FINDINGS: Axonal sensorimotor polyneuropathies have been well described for some time. Recent advances include the assessment of the incidence of peripheral neuropathy in the elderly, the recognition of the limited influence of electrodiagnostic testing on the clinical management of uncomplicated axonal sensorimotor polyneuropathy, the development of guidelines for treatment of painful neuropathy, the identification of risk factors predisposing patients for chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, a report on the association of metabolic syndrome and idiopathic axonal sensorimotor neuropathy, and the availability of more cost-effective genetic testing for identifying inherited polyneuropathies...
October 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905370/neuromodulation-and-devices-in-trigeminal-neuralgia
#12
Kevin Weber
PREMISE: Trigeminal neuralgia is a severe facial pain disorder that has been studied for decades. Classical trigeminal neuralgia (CTN) is either idiopathic or caused by neurovascular compression. The related painful trigeminal neuropathies are often secondary to other causes, such as multiple sclerosis or trauma. PROBLEM: Therapies for trigeminal neuralgia and neuropathy have often been pharmacologic or surgical. Pharmacologic therapies are not effective in some cases and often cause side effects, some substantial...
November 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894988/how-tandem-gait-stumbled-into-the-neurological-exam-a-review
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Jason Margolesky, Carlos Singer
Tandem gait testing is an integral part of the neurological exam. It is informative in a wide variety of disorders ranging from cerebellar disease to vestibular and peripheral neuropathies, parkinsonism, and other neurodegenerative conditions. We discuss the history and development of tandem gait testing as well as its technique, utility, and limitations in the assessment of neurological conditions. Tandem gait has emerged as a tool in the assessment of cerebellar disease, Huntington disease, idiopathic Parkinson's disease, atypical parkinsonism, peripheral neuropathies, and vestibulopathies...
September 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886934/transglutaminase-6-antibodies-in-gluten-neuropathy
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Panagiotis Zis, Dasappaiah Ganesh Rao, Ptolemaios Georgios Sarrigiannis, Pascale Aeschlimann, Daniel P Aeschlimann, David Sanders, Richard A Grünewald, Marios Hadjivassiliou
BACKGROUND: TG6 antibodies have been shown to be a marker of gluten ataxia but their presence in the context of other neurological manifestations of gluten sensitivity has not been explored. We investigated the presence of TG6 antibodies in gluten neuropathy (GN), defined as as an otherwise idiopathic peripheral neuropathy associated with serological markers of gluten sensitivity (one or more of antigliadin IgG and/or IgA, endomysial and transglutaminase-2 antibodies). METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted at the Sheffield Institute of Gluten Related Diseases, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK...
November 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726051/serum-methylmalonic-acid-correlates-with-neuropathic-pain-in-idiopathic-parkinson-s-disease
#15
Jin-Sung Park, Donghwi Park, Pan-Woo Ko, Kyunghun Kang, Ho-Won Lee
Recent studies have shown a relatively higher prevalence of peripheral neuropathy in idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD). The hypothesis is that prolonged levodopa exposure causes vitamin B12 deficiency, which leads to peripheral neuropathy. The aim of our study was to find the relationship between vitamin B12 and its precursor methylmalonic acid (MMA) in IPD patients with neuropathic pain. We performed a cross-sectional study by enrolling consecutive 43 patients who were clinically tested positive for F-18 FP-CIT PET and 15 patients were diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy according to the Toronto clinical scoring system (TCSS)...
October 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702813/dynamic-factors-involved-in-common-peroneal-nerve-entrapment-neuropathy
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Takao Kitamura, Kyongsong Kim, Daijiro Morimoto, Rinko Kokubo, Naotaka Iwamoto, Toyohiko Isu, Akio Morita
BACKGROUND: Common peroneal nerve (CPN) entrapment neuropathy (CPNEN) is the most common peripheral neuropathy of the lower extremities. The pathological mechanisms underlying CPNEN remain unclear. We sought to identify dynamic factors involved in CPNEN by directly measuring the CPN pressure during stepwise CPNEN surgery. METHODS: We enrolled seven patients whose CPNEN improved significantly after CPN neurolysis. All suffered intermittent claudication, and the repetitive plantar flexion test, used as a CPNEN provocation test, was positive...
September 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685718/clinical-characteristics-electrophysiology-and-skin-biopsy-of-38-peripheral-neuropathy-cases-with-small-fiber-involvement-of-various-etiologies
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Bo Sun, Li-Zhi Liu, Yi-Fan Li, Zhao-Hui Chen, Li Ling, Fei Yang, Fang Cui, Xu-Sheng Huang
BACKGROUND: In small fiber neuropathy (SFN), thinly myelinated Aδ and unmyelinated C fibers are primarily affected, resulting in sensory and/or autonomic symptoms. Various etiologies have been shown to be associated with SFN. This study was aimed to analyze a variety of features in peripheral neuropathy (PN) with small fiber involvement, and to compare disease severity among patients with idiopathic PN, PN associated with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), and metabolic syndrome (MS) PN...
July 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566165/peripheral-neuropathy-in-idiopathic-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Panagiotis Zis, Richard A Grünewald, Ray Kallol Chaudhuri, Marios Hadjivassiliou
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) has been associated with peripheral neuropathy (PN). PN has been demonstrated in some rare genetic forms of PD (e.g. PARK2 mutations) but has also been linked to levodopa exposure. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review is to clarify any evidence of peripheral nervous system involvement in idiopathic PD. METHODS: A systematic computer-based literature search was conducted on PubMed database. FINDINGS: The pooled estimate of the prevalence of large fiber PN in PD was 16...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339448/efficacious-dorsal-root-ganglion-stimulation-for-painful-small-fiber-neuropathy-a-case-report
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Paolo Maino, Eva Koetsier, Alain Kaelin-Lang, Claudio Gobbi, Roberto Perez
Small fiber neuropathy is a disorder of the peripheral nerves with typical symptoms of burning, sharp, and shooting pain and sensory disturbances in the feet. Pain treatment depends principally on the underlying etiology with concurrent administration of antidepressants, anticonvulsants, opioids, and topical treatments like capsaicin and local anesthetics. However, treatments for pain relief in these patients frequently fail. We describe the first case of intractable painful small fiber neuropathy of the foot successfully treated with spinal cord stimulation of the left L5 dorsal root ganglion...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241376/neurophysiological-recovery-5-years-after-carpal-tunnel-release-in-patients-with-diabetes
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Niels O B Thomsen, Gert S Andersson, Jonas Björk, Lars B Dahlin
INTRODUCTION: The long-term results of neurophysiological recovery after carpal tunnel release in patients with diabetes have not been studied. METHODS: Thirty-five patients with diabetes and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) were matched with 31 patients without diabetes who had idiopathic CTS, and 27 and 30 patients, respectively, participated in this follow-up study. Nerve conduction results at 5 years were compared with previously published results at baseline and 1 year...
December 2017: Muscle & Nerve
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