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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337648/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-alternating-hemiplegia-of-childhood
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Melanie Masoud, Lyndsey Prange, Jeffrey Wuchich, Arsen Hunanyan, Mohamad A Mikati
The diagnosis and treatment of patients with Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC) and related disorders should be provided by a multidisciplinary team experienced with the spectrum of presentations of this disease, with its related disorders, with its complex and fluctuating manifestations, and with cutting edge advances occurring in the field. Involvement in research to advance the understanding of this disease and partnership with international collaborators and family organizations are also important...
February 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334687/neurocognitive-status-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-brain-tumors-in-good-neurological-condition-the-impact-of-tumor-type-volume-and-location
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Philipp Hendrix, Elisa Hans, Christoph J Griessenauer, Andreas Simgen, Joachim Oertel, Julia Karbach
OBJECTIVE: Neurocognitive function is of great importance in patients with brain tumors. Even patients in good neurological condition may suffer from neurocognitive dysfunction that affects their daily living. The purpose of the present study was to identify risk factors for neurocognitive dysfunction in patients suffering from common supratentorial brain tumors with minor neurological deficits. METHODS: A prospective study evaluating neurocognitive dysfunction in patients with a newly-diagnosed brain tumor in good neurological condition was performed at a major German academic institution...
March 18, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334240/the-use-of-rbans-among-inpatient-forensic-monolingual-spanish-speakers
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Cynthia Aguilar, Kenny A Karyadi, Dominique I Kinney, Stephen R Nitch
Objective: The Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS) has been shown to be an effective screener for detecting neurocognitive impairments in English speaking forensic psychiatric inpatients, but no studies have examined whether the RBANS would have the same utility among monolingual Spanish speaking inpatients. This study sought to examine RBANS performance, as well as risk factors (i.e., educational, neurological, and medical) influencing RBANS performance, in that particular population...
February 18, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332012/-frequency-of-falls-among-clients-of-home-care-services-the-importance-of-care-related-and-social-risk-factors
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A Rommel, J Kottner, R Suhr, N Lahmann
BACKGROUND: Among the elderly falls frequently result in injuries, increase the need for long-term care and pose a challenge for the quality assurance in nursing care. We describe the frequency and risk factors of falls among care-dependent persons using home care services in Germany. METHODS: The participants of the study "Nursing-related health problems in home care" (n = 880) were recruited based on a list of the officially accredited nursing services. Data collection followed a standardized study protocol...
March 22, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320171/stroke-severity-predicts-poststroke-delirium-and-its-association-with-dementia-longitudinal-observation-from-a-low-income-setting
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Akin Ojagbemi, Mayowa Owolabi, Toyin Bello, Olusegun Baiyewu
OBJECTIVE: The effect of delirium on stroke outcome has not been quantified in sub-Saharan Africa. We investigated the prevalence of delirium occurring within one week of stroke in Nigerian survivors and its association with dementia and mortality at 3months. METHODS: Delirium was ascertained after repeated assessments within one week of stroke using the Confusion Assessment Method. Demographic and clinical characteristics, stroke severity, current and pre-morbid cognitive functioning were also assessed...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319547/methylprednisolone-therapy-in-acute-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-analysis-of-a-regional-spinal-cord-model-systems-database
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Jacob E Sunshine, Armagan Dagal, Stephen P Burns, Richard J Bransford, Fangyi Zhang, Shu-Fang Newman, Bala G Nair, Sam R Sharar
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between exposure to methylprednisolone (MP) and improvements in motor function among patients with acute traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI). MP therapy for patients with TSCI is controversial because of the current conflicting evidence documenting its benefits and risks. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study from September 2007 to November 2014 of 311 patients with acute TSCI who were enrolled into a model systems database of a regional, level I trauma center...
April 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291635/awareness-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-among-the-general-population-of-the-lorraine-region-of-france
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F Arous, J-M Boivin, A Chaouat, C Rumeau, R Jankowski, D T Nguyen
OBJECTIVE: Obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) seems to be underdiagnosed. The aim of this study was to assess awareness of OSAHS among the general population of the Lorraine Region of France. METHODS: A descriptive epidemiological study was carried out from July to November 2015 in the Lorraine Region, using an anonymous questionnaire that assessed knowledge of OSAHS-related symptoms and complications. The survey was also circulated on the Internet via social media...
March 10, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291057/mild-cognitive-impairment-and-exposure-to-general-anesthesia-for-surgeries-and-procedures-a-population-based-case-control-study
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Juraj Sprung, Rosebud O Roberts, David S Knopman, Lauren L Price, Hunter P Schulz, Christie L Tatsuyama, Toby N Weingarten, Darrell R Schroeder, Andrew C Hanson, Ronald C Petersen, David O Warner
BACKGROUND: To examine whether exposure to general anesthesia for procedures at age ≥40 years is associated with prevalent mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in the elderly. METHODS: A case-control study nested within a population-based cohort. Olmsted County, Minnesota, residents, aged 70-91 years, underwent baseline evaluations that included the Clinical Dementia Rating scale, a neurologic evaluation, and neuropsychologic testing. Individuals identified with MCI (cases) at enrollment were matched 1:2 on age, sex, education, and apolipoprotein genotype with participants who were cognitively normal at the time of the index visit...
April 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287034/exploration-of-us-men-s-professional-sport-organization-concussion-policies
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Graham Dean Cochrane, Matthew Owen, Joseph D Ackerson, Mathew H Hale, Sara Gould
OBJECTIVE: Concussion policies are increasingly being developed and adopted among professional sports organizations. We sought to compare the policies of the National Hockey League (NHL), the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Football League (NFL), and Major League Baseball (MLB). Our objective was to summarize each policy and evaluate the extent to which each policy is organization-specific and/or consistent with medical guidelines. DESIGN: We visited websites for the NHL, NBA, NFL, and MLB...
March 11, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285235/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-among-mothers-of-children-with-epilepsy-a-study-in-a-teaching-hospital
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Ali-Asghar Kolahi, Mohsen Abbasi-Kangevari, Pouya Bakhshaei, Farhad Mahvelati-Shamsabadi, Seyed-Hassan Tonekaboni, Ahmad-Reza Farsar
OBJECTIVE: Knowledge about epilepsy and attitudes towards patients with epilepsy can affect measures taken to manage epilepsy and seizures. Support and understanding of mothers is invaluable in enabling children with epilepsy to develop normal life skills in living with epilepsy. In order to identify the educational needs of mothers of children with epilepsy, their knowledge, attitudes, and practices should be assessed. Therefore, we interviewed a group of mothers of children with epilepsy who were referred to a pediatric neurology clinic in a teaching hospital...
March 9, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273989/healthcare-associated-infections-in-a-resource-limited-setting
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Chanaveerappa Bammigatti, Saikumar Doradla, Harish Narasimha Belgode, Harichandra Kumar, Rathinam Palamalai Swaminathan
INTRODUCTION: Health Care associated Infections (HAI) are the most common complications affecting the hospitalized patients. HAI are more common in developing and under developed countries. However, there are no systematic surveillance programs in these countries. AIM: To find out the burden, predisposing factors and multidrug resistant organisms causing HAI in a resource limited setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective observational study was done at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267949/buprenorphine-related-complications-in-elderly-hospitalised-patients-a-case-series
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S Richards, L Torre, B Lawther
We report a case series of buprenorphine-related respiratory and neurological depression in opioid-naïve elderly hospitalised patients who received buprenorphine for acute pain management at our institution over a 24-month period. All six patients had risk factors for respiratory depression such as advanced age, concurrent comorbidities, or the ingestion of other potential central nervous system depressants. All patients required escalation of management with additional monitoring, with some transferred to a high dependency or intensive care unit...
March 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267937/patient-and-procedural-factors-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-harm-or-death-in-the-first-4-000-incidents-reported-to-webairs
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N M Gibbs, M D Culwick, A F Merry
This report describes an analysis of patient and procedural factors associated with a higher proportion of harm or death versus no harm in the first 4,000 incidents reported to webAIRS. The report is supplementary to a previous cross-sectional report on the first 4,000 incidents reported to webAIRS. The aim of this analysis was to identify potential patient or procedural factors that are more common in incidents resulting in harm or death than in incidents with more benign outcomes. There was a >50% higher proportion of harm (versus no harm) for incidents in which the patient's body mass index (BMI) was <18...
March 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267271/do-we-underestimate-influences-of-diabetic-mononeuropathy-or-polyneuropathy-on-hand-functional-performance-and-life-quality
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Chien-Ju Yang, Hsiu-Yun Hsu, Chieh-Hsiang Lu, Yen-Li Chao, Haw-Yen Chiu, Li-Chieh Kuo
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study is to identify whether there are differences in hand dexterity, hand functional performance and quality of life between diabetes hands with mononeuropathy and polyneuropathy to further present the importance regarding impacts of diabetic neuropathic deficits on patient's functional capacity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The neurological deficits of 127 patients with type 2 diabetes were examined by electrophysiological tests for the median and ulnar nerves and were stratified into the diabetic mononeuropathy, diabetic polyneuropathy and non-diabetic neuropathy groups by sensory amplitude of these nerves...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264141/neuroanatomy-education-the-impact-on-perceptions-attitudes-and-knowledge-of-an-intensive-course-on-general-practice-residents
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Mavilde Arantes, Joselina Maria Barbosa, Maria Amélia Ferreira
General practitioners are responsible for the management of an increasing number of patients with neurological illness, and thus a solid education in neurosciences is a necessary component of their training. This study examines the effects of an intensive clinical neuroanatomy course on twenty general practice residents' perceptions, attitudes, and knowledge. A knowledge test was completed by the participants and by a control group at four different time points. The participants were asked to answer a questionnaire about their reasons for signing up for the course and their attitudes and perceptions toward the course experience...
March 6, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261945/cognitive-decline-and-slower-reaction-time-in-elderly-individuals-with-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Ko-Chia Chen, Chia-Ying Weng, Sigmund Hsiao, Wen-Long Tsao, Malcolm Koo
AIM: The relationship between declining performance, as measured by changes in reaction time, and declining cognitive function has not been critically studied. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between reaction time during a task and cognitive ability in elderly Taiwanese individuals. METHODS: Patients aged 65 years or older with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) (n = 33) and Alzheimer's disease (n = 26) were recruited from the neurology clinic of a regional hospital in southern Taiwan...
March 6, 2017: Psychogeriatrics: the Official Journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259655/accumbens-volumes-are-reduced-among-crack-cocaine-users
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Silvia Bassani Schuch-Goi, Pedro Domingues Goi, Mariane Bermudez, Leticia Schwanck Fara, Félix Paim Kessler, Flavio Pechansky, Clarissa Severino Gama, Raffael Massuda, Lisia von Diemen
The brain reward system is known to be the neuroanatomical basis of addictive behaviors. Systemic, cognitive and functional consequences of crack-cocaine addiction are clinically evident, but the neuroanatomical underpinnigs are not yet well understood. We aim to assess the neuroanatomical differences between crack-cocaine patients and paired healthy controls. Fifteen crack-cocaine patients recently discharged from the Addiction Unit of the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre and fifteen controls matched for gender, age, education and handedness were scanned using a Philips Achieva 1...
March 1, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252658/prognostic-neurodevelopmental-testing-of-preterm-infants-do-we-need-to-change-the-paradigm
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H W Kilbride, G P Aylward, L W Doyle, L T Singer, J Lantos
Longitudinal follow-up with assessment of developmental status at about 2 years of age is routine for high-risk newborns. The results of these assessments can be used for many purposes, including helping physicians, parents, and teachers plan educational or developmental interventions. These assessments also provide outcome measures for clinical research studies. Outcome results may also serve as a source of information for clinicians when counseling parents regarding provision of care for extreme preterm infants...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251416/expanding-the-phenotype-in-argininosuccinic-aciduria-need-for-new-therapies
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Julien Baruteau, Elisabeth Jameson, Andrew A Morris, Anupam Chakrapani, Saikat Santra, Suresh Vijay, Huriye Kocadag, Clare E Beesley, Stephanie Grunewald, Elaine Murphy, Maureen Cleary, Helen Mundy, Lara Abulhoul, Alexander Broomfield, Robin Lachmann, Yusof Rahman, Peter H Robinson, Lesley MacPherson, Katharine Foster, W Kling Chong, Deborah A Ridout, Kirsten McKay Bounford, Simon N Waddington, Philippa B Mills, Paul Gissen, James E Davison
OBJECTIVES: This UK-wide study defines the natural history of argininosuccinic aciduria and compares long-term neurological outcomes in patients presenting clinically or treated prospectively from birth with ammonia-lowering drugs. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of medical records prior to March 2013, then prospective analysis until December 2015. Blinded review of brain MRIs. ASL genotyping. RESULTS: Fifty-six patients were defined as early-onset (n = 23) if symptomatic < 28 days of age, late-onset (n = 23) if symptomatic later, or selectively screened perinatally due to a familial proband (n = 10)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247171/genetic-counseling-dilemmas-for-a-patient-with-sporadic-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-frontotemporal-degeneration-parkinson-s-disease
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Vittorio Mantero, Claudia Tarlarini, Angelo Aliprandi, Giuseppe Lauria, Andrea Rigamonti, Lucia Abate, Paola Origone, Paola Mandich, Silvana Penco, Andrea Salmaggi
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), frontotemporal degeneration and Parkinson's disease may be different expressions of the same neurodegenerative disease. However, association between ALS and parkinsonism-dementia complex (ALS-PDC) has only rarely been reported apart from the cluster detected in Guam. We report a patient presenting with ALS-PDC in whom pathological mutations/expansions were investigated. No other family members were reported to have any symptoms of a neurological condition. Our case demonstrates that ALS-PDC can occur as a sporadic disorder, even though the coexistence of the three clinical features in one patient suggests a single underlying genetic cause...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
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