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Marta Díaz-Menéndez, Fernando de la Calle-Prieto, Dolores Montero, Eugenia Antolín, Ana Vazquez, Marta Arsuaga, Elena Trigo, Silvia García-Bujalance, María de la Calle, Paz Sánchez Seco, Fernando de Ory, Jose Ramón Arribas
INTRODUCTION: A considerable increase of imported Zika virus (ZIKV) infection has been reported in Europe in the last year. This is the result of the large outbreak of the disease in the Americas, along with the increase in the numbers of travellers and immigrants arriving from ZIKV endemic areas. METHODS: A descriptive study was conducted in the Tropical Medicine Unit of Hospital La Paz-Carlos III in Madrid on travellers returning from an endemic area for ZIKV from January to April 2016...
October 12, 2016: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
Nerea Maiz, Ignacio Alonso, María Belar, Jorge Burgos, Ana Irasarri, Francisca S Molina, Catalina De Paco, José I Pijoan, Walter Plasencia, Carlota Rodó, M Angeles Rodríguez, Mauricio Tajada, Albert Tubau
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the acquisition-related factors influencing the quality of the brain volumes for further study of advanced neurosonography. METHODS: This was a prospective multicentre study. Five centres were asked to include five cases each, acquiring two volumes per case, at different gestational ages. Ten operators performed an advanced neurosonography per case. The potential influence of the following factors on the number of evaluable structures was assessed: vaginal/ abdominal acquisition, position of the head, gestational age, subjective quality of the volume, and the acquiring operator itself...
October 1, 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
Tally Lerman-Sagie, Zvi Leibovitz
Abnormal fetal corticogenesis results in malformations of cortical development (MCD). Abnormal cell proliferation leads to microcephaly or megalencephaly, incomplete neuronal migration results in heterotopia and lissencephaly, neuronal overmigration manifests as cobblestone malformations, and anomalous postmigrational cortical organization is responsible for polymicrogyria and focal cortical dysplasias. MCD comprises various congenital brain disorders, caused by different genetic, infectious, or vascular etiologies and is associated with significant neurological morbidity...
September 2016: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
L Salazar, E Eixarch, A Peguero, L Fernández-Blanco, F Figueras, E Gratacós
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
E Eixarch, N Hahner, M Pérez Cruz, C Paules, B Puerto, E Gratacós
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
L N Mazankova, O A Milovanova, D A Moiseenkova, I A Soldatova, E P Mikhalinova
AIM: To improve clinical/laboratory diagnosis of bacterial meningitis (BM) in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty-seven patients, aged from 4 months to 12 years, with BM were examined. Bacteriological study of the mucus from the nasopharynx, sterility tests of blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CNF), clinical and biochemical tests, serological study of paired samples of plasma - indirect hemagglutination test, latex agglutination assay, immunological study of plasma and CNF with the determination of interferon -α, -β and -γ, interferon procalcitonin and neopterin with ELISA were performed at admission and after CNF remediation...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
O A Milovanova, L N Mazankova, D A Moiseenkova, I A Soldatova
AIM: To analyze neurological complications and outcomes of bacterial meningitis (BM) in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty-five patients with BM, aged from 2 months to 12 years, were examined. Bacteriological study, clinical and biochemical blood tests and blood serology and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) tests as well as serum molecular-genetic study were performed. Neuroimaging methods (neurosonography, computed (X-ray) tomography and brain magnetic resonance imaging) were used...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
Daniela Leupold, Ansgar Felbecker, Barbara Tettenborn, Thomas Hundsberger
INTRODUCTION: The additional value of peripheral nerve ultrasound in acquired immune-mediated neuropathies has recently been reported. Its impact in vasculitic neuropathy is yet to be defined. We report electrophysiological and nerve ultrasound studies in a patient with nonsystemic vasculitic neuropathy at first diagnosis and in response to immunosuppression. CASE REPORT: A 44-year-old female presented with painful neuropathy and weakness of the intrinsic hand muscles...
May 2016: Case Reports in Neurology
A Wenger, J Berger, H Piza-Katzer
BACKGROUND: Supracondylar humerus fractures are very common in pediatric populations. In cases of dislocated fractures, closed reduction and percutaneous K‑wire fixation is recommended. Initially, 10-16 % of the patients also present lesion of the ulnar nerve as well as median nerve palsy in 6.4% and radial nerve palsy in 2.6 % of cases, respectively. METHOD: We present the case of a 10-year-old boy with a dislocation of the elbow and fracture of the medial epicondyle...
August 2016: Der Unfallchirurg
S Duetzmann, K G Krishnan, F Staub, J-S Kang, V Seifert, G Marquardt
UNLABELLED: A total of 48 patients undergoing surgical decompression of the ulnar nerve at the cubital tunnel between February 2010 and May 2013 were retrospectively studied to determine changes in the cross-sectional area of the nerve by the technique of neurosonography. The mean follow-up was 46 months. Post-operative follow-up examination of the cross-sectional area of the ulnar nerve showed a slight reduction in the mean value from 13.8 mm(2) (pre-operative) to 12.9 mm(2) (post-operative)...
October 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
Martine van Doorn, Katrien Oude Rengerink, Esther A Newsum, Liesbeth Reneman, Charles B Majoie, Eva Pajkrt
PURPOSE: To evaluate the additional diagnostic value of fetal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in fetuses with suspected brain abnormalities identified with advanced neurosonography (NS). METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed for studies reporting on a comparison between diagnosis with NS and MRI, in fetuses suspected for brain abnormalities. Abnormalities detected on NS were compared with those detected on MRI as well as with postnatal imaging findings to assess the added value of fetal MRI...
September 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
S Pashaj, E Merz
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to prenatally detect corpus callosum pathologies such as agenesis, partial agenesis, hypo- and hyperplasia and enhanced echogenicity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2009 and 2013 detailed 3D ultrasound examinations of the fetal corpus callosum were carried out as part of a level III examination for fetal anomalies. All scans were performed using Voluson E8 equipment (GE, Zipf, Austria) with a 5 - 8 MHz 3D transabdominal and 5 - 9 MHz 3D transvaginal transducer...
April 2016: Ultraschall in der Medizin
V I Strukov, M N Maksimova, T A Kuptsova, S F Lysev, Yu G Shcherbakova
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of cytoflavin in the treatment of hypoxic-ischemic lesions of the nervous system in young infants with transient neonatal hypothyroidism. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Authors analyzed the efficacy of cytoflavin in the treatment of cerebral ischemia in the combination with transient neonatal hypothyroidism in 89 newborns. The main group comprised 43 children treated with intravenous cytoflavin in dose 2 ml per 1 kg of body weight per day for five days; 46 newborns of the comparison group received basic therapy...
2015: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
Alan Daneman, Monica Epelman
This article emphasizes technical factors that are helpful for optimizing sonographic examinations of the brain in preterm and term neonates. It also reviews existing data regarding the accuracy of neurosonographic examinations relative to MR. Many neurosonographic signs are subtle and can be easily overlooked, which could lead to delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis. Therefore meticulous attention to sonographic technique is required to maximize the diagnostic utility of this modality. Although MR images of the brain often depict abnormalities more clearly than sonography, neurosonography continues to be an exceptionally valuable tool for evaluation of the neonatal brain, even in full-term neonates...
September 2015: Pediatric Radiology
E Contro, M Nanni, F Bellussi, G Salsi, G Grisolia, M Sanz-Cortès, A Righini, N Rizzo, G Pilu, T Ghi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this research was to determine the prevalence and sonographic appearance of the hippocampal commissure in fetuses with isolated complete agenesis of the corpus callosum by three-dimensional neurosonography in the multiplanar mode. METHODS: This was a multicenter observational study. Stored volume datasets of fetuses with isolated complete agenesis of the corpus were retrospectively retrieved for analysis in three tertiary centers. The presence or absence of the hippocampal commissure was independently evaluated in the coronal and midsagittal planes by two operators...
September 2015: Prenatal Diagnosis
A M Rüland, C Berg, U Gembruch, A Geipel
Purpose: The clinical use of detailed fetal neurosonography has increased over the past decade. This retrospective study explored the spectrum and frequency of different forms of corpus callosum anomalies (CCAs) in a level III center setting. Materials and Methods: Between 1999 and 2012, 48 907 detailed second and third trimester scans were performed. Among them, 140 (0.29 %) cases of CCA were diagnosed. We differentiated between complete and partial agenesis, hypoplastic corpus callosum (CC) and isolated and non-isolated forms...
June 26, 2015: Ultraschall in der Medizin
Mohammad Yaqub, Sylvia Rueda, Anil Kopuri, Pedro Melo, A T Papageorghiou, Peter B Sullivan, Kenneth McCormick, J Alison Noble
The parasagittal (PS) plane is a 2-D diagnostic plane used routinely in cranial ultrasonography of the neonatal brain. This paper develops a novel approach to find the PS plane in a 3-D fetal ultrasound scan to allow image-based biomarkers to be tracked from prebirth through the first weeks of postbirth life. We propose an accurate plane-finding solution based on regression forests (RF). The method initially localizes the fetal brain and its midline automatically. The midline on several axial slices is used to detect the midsagittal plane, which is used as a constraint in the proposed RF framework to detect the PS plane...
July 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
Enoch Quinderé de Sá Barreto, Antonio Fernandes Moron, Hérbene José Figuinha Milani, Wagner Jou Hisaba, Luciano Marcondes Machado Nardozza, Edward Araujo Júnior, Sérgio Cavalheiro
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to describe a new ultrasonographic technique to assess the normal level of the cerebellum and the brainstem in the posterior fossa in normal foetuses and to compare in pathologic cases. METHODS: We propose a new line cross between the dens cervical and the inferior portion of occipitum (occipitum-dens line-ODL). In a cross-sectional study, a single observer with experience in foetal neurosonography evaluated 54 foetuses (40 normal and 14 with open neural tube defect) between 20 and 28 weeks of gestation...
May 2015: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Jung-Eun Cheon
Intraoperative ultrasonography (IOUS) is a widely used noninvasive method to evaluate the morphology, vasculature, and pathologies of the brain. The advantages of IOUS include realtime depiction of neuroanatomy, accurate localization and characterization of a lesion, reduced surgical exploration and surgical time, and presumably decreased patient morbidity. IOUS is useful in the intraoperative monitoring of lesion resection as well as intraoperative localization and characterization of focal parenchymal lesions...
April 2015: Ultrasonography
Gabriela Egaña-Ugrinovic, Stefan Savchev, Carolina Bazán-Arcos, Bienvenido Puerto, Eduard Gratacós, Magdalena Sanz-Cortés
OBJECTIVE: To explore corpus callosum (CC) developmental differences by ultrasound in late-onset small fetuses compared with adequate for gestational age (AGA) controls. STUDY DESIGN: Ninety four small (estimated fetal weight <10th centile) and 71 AGA fetuses were included. Small fetuses were further subdivided into fetal growth restriction (IUGR, n = 64) and small for gestational age (SGA, n = 30) based on poor perinatal outcome factors, that is, birth weight <3rd centile and/or abnormal cerebroplacental ratio and/or uterine artery Doppler...
2015: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
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