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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226871/identifying-depressed-patients-with-and-without-suicidal-ideation-by-finger-photo-plethysmography
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A H Khandoker, V Luthra, Y Abouallaban, S Saha, K I Ahmed, R Mostafa, N Chowdhury, H F Jelinek, A H Khandoker, V Luthra, Y Abouallaban, S Saha, K I Ahmed, R Mostafa, N Chowdhury, H F Jelinek, A H Khandoker, R Mostafa, H F Jelinek, N Chowdhury, Y Abouallaban, S Saha, K I Ahmed, V Luthra
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a serious mental disorder that if untreated not only affects physical health but also has a high risk of suicide. While the neurophysiological phenomena that contribute to the formation of Suicidal Ideation (SI) are still ill-defined, clear links between MDD and cardiovascular disease have been reported. The aim of this study is to extract suitable features from arterial pulse signals with a view to predicting SI within MDD and control groups. Sixteen unmedicated MDD patients with a history of SI (MDDSI+), sixteen without SI (MDDSI-) and twenty-nine healthy subjects (CONT) were recruited at a psychiatric clinic in the UAE...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224319/fine-morphological-evaluation-of-hypothalamus-in-patients-with-hyperphagia
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Yoshikazu Ogawa, Kuniyasu Niizuma, Teiji Tominaga
BACKGROUND: Various metabolic diseases induced by eating disorders are some of the most serious and difficult problems for modern public healthcare. However, little is known about hyperphagia, partly because of the lack of a clear definition. Several basic studies have analyzed eating habits using endocrinological or neurophysiological approaches, which have suggested a controlled balance between the hunger and satiety centers in the central nervous system. However, more detailed neuro-radiologic evaluations have not been achieved for the hypothalamus, and evaluations were limited only to the floor of the third ventricles...
February 21, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217440/rapidly-progressive-cognitive-impairment-with-neuropsychiatric-symptoms-as-the-initial-manifestation-of-status-epilepticus
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Jorge A Mutis, Jesús H Rodríguez, Mauricio O Nava-Mesa
The purpose of this article is to describe the clinical and electroencephalographic features of patients diagnosed with non-convulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) with uncommon cognitive and behavioral involvement. We present two cases with sub-acute cognitive impairment and neuropsychiatric disorders (including anxiety and transient behavioral changes) as their first manifestation of NCSE. A neuropsychological profile demonstrated executive dysfunction. In addition, the neurological examination revealed automatisms and 24-hour video EEG showed epileptiform activity...
2017: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216058/sca13-causes-dominantly-inherited-non-progressive-myoclonus-ataxia
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Solveig Montaut, Emmanuelle Apartis, Jean-Baptiste Chanson, Claire Ewenczyk, Mathilde Renaud, Claire Guissart, Jean Muller, André Pierre Legrand, Alexandra Durr, Vincent Laugel, Michel Koenig, Christine Tranchant, Mathieu Anheim
INTRODUCTION: Spinocerebellar ataxia 13 (SCA13) is a rare autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia. To our knowledge, its association to movement disorders has never been described. We aimed at reporting 8 new SCA13 cases with a focus on movement disorders especially myoclonus. METHODS: We performed a detailed neurological examination and neurophysiological recording in 8 patients consecutively diagnosed with SCA13 between December 2013 and October 2015 and followed up in two French tertiary centers...
February 11, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215760/two-novel-cases-of-compound-heterozygous-mutations-in-mitofusin2-finding-out-the-inheritance
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Alessandro Geroldi, Patrizia Lastella, Margherita Patruno, Fabio Gotta, Nicoletta Resta, Grazia Devigili, Carlo Sabbà, Rossella Gulli, Merit Lamp, Paola Origone, Paola Mandich, Emilia Bellone
MFN2 is the major gene involved in the axonal form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. It usually has an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance, but a few cases of homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations have been described. These patients usually present an earlier onset, more severe phenotype and their inheritance pattern can span from autosomal recessive to semidominant. Here we report two unrelated patients carrying two compound heterozygous MFN2 mutations. Both present a pure axonal neuropathy without any additional features...
January 17, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210217/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-over-the-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex-in-schizophrenia-a-quantitative-review-of-cognitive-outcomes
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REVIEW
Joshua E Mervis, Riley J Capizzi, Elias Boroda, Angus W MacDonald
Cognitive deficits are a core and disabling feature of psychotic disorders, specifically schizophrenia. Current treatments for impaired cognition in schizophrenia remain insufficient. Recent research suggests transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) targeting the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex can potentiate cognitive improvements in healthy individuals and those with psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia. However, this burgeoning literature has not been quantitatively evaluated. Through a literature search and quantitative review, we identified 194 papers on tDCS, psychosis, and cognition...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201930/electroencephalographic-correlates-of-suicidal-ideation-in-the-theta-band
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Sang Min Lee, Kuk-In Jang, Jeong-Ho Chae
Previous studies have indicated that the abnormalities of brain activity are associated with suicidal behavior. However, few studies have explored neurophysiologic biomarkers of suicidal ideation (SI) in healthy subjects. Here, we studied alterations of theta quantitative EEG (QEEG) in frontal regions associated with SI in young healthy subjects. Resting QEEG data were recorded from 90 young healthy subjects. The subjects were divided into two group based on Scale for Suicidal Ideation (SSI) scores: a high SSI group (n = 33) and a low SSI group (n = 57)...
February 1, 2017: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193127/relations-between-the-results-of-complex-clinical-and-neurophysiological-examinations-in-patients-with-temporomandibular-disorders-symptoms
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Anna Sójka, Juliusz Huber, Wiesław Hędzelek, Agnieszka Wiertel-Krawczuk, Agnieszka Szymankiewicz-Szukała, Agnieszka Seraszek-Jaros, Aleksandra Kulczyk, Agnieszka Wincek, Magdalena Sobieska
OBJECTIVE: Reinvestigation of clinical importance of surface electromyography recordings (sEMG) from the masticatory, neck and shoulder girdle muscles in patients with various clinically detected temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). METHODS: Fifty women with myalgia diagnosis of Axis I DC/TMD and the same number of healthy female volunteers were studied clinically and neurophysiologically by means of sEMG. RESULTS: Unilateral more than bilateral complex symptoms of TMDs were related to the non-neurogenic masticatory rather than neck and shoulder girdle muscles dysfunctions at rest...
February 14, 2017: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192769/disorganization-at-the-stage-of-schizophrenia-clinical-outcome-clinical-biological-study
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A Nestsiarovich, V Obyedkov, H Kandratsenka, M Siniauskaya, I Goloenko, N Waszkiewicz
BACKGROUND: According to the multidimensional model of schizophrenia, three basic psychopathological dimensions constitute its clinical structure: positive symptoms, negative symptoms and disorganization. The latter one is the newest and the least studied. Our aim was to discriminate disorganization in schizophrenia clinical picture and to identify its distinctive biological and socio-psychological particularities and associated genetic and environmental factors. METHODS: We used SAPS/SANS psychometrical scales, scales for the assessment of patient's compliance, insight, social functioning, life quality...
December 30, 2016: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190446/prognosis-of-neurologic-complications-in-critical-illness
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M Van Der Jagt, E J O Kompanje
Neurologic complications of critical illness require extensive clinical and neurophysiologic evaluation to establish a reliable prognosis. Many sequelae of intensive care unit (ICU) treatment, such as delirium and ICU-acquired weakness, although highly associated with adverse outcomes, are less suitable for prognostication, but should rather prompt clinicians to seek previously unnoticed persisting underlying illnesses. Prognostication can be confounded by drug administration particularly because its clearance is abnormal in critical illness...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188346/-clinical-indications-for-high-resolution-mri-diagnostics-of-the-peripheral-nervous-system
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T Godel, M Weiler
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: Peripheral neuropathies are common and diagnostically often challenging disorders. Difficulties particularly exist in lesion localization and recognition of complex spatial lesion patterns. STANDARD DIAGNOSTIC METHODS: Medical history taking, neurological examination, neurophysiological tests and nerve ultrasonography represent the gold standard in the diagnosis of peripheral nerve lesions but have known methodical limitations. METHODICAL INNOVATIONS: The use of 3 Tesla magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) is an additional diagnostic imaging tool recently developed for the high-resolution visualization of long segments of peripheral nerves...
February 10, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188345/-diagnostic-nerve-ultrasonography
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T Bäumer, A Grimm, T Schelle
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: For the diagnostics of nerve lesions an imaging method is necessary to visualize peripheral nerves and their surrounding structures for an etiological classification. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: Clinical neurological and electrophysiological investigations provide functional information about nerve lesions. The information provided by a standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination is inadequate for peripheral nerve diagnostics; however, MRI neurography is suitable but on the other hand a resource and time-consuming method...
February 10, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186662/blepharospasm-40-years-later
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REVIEW
Giovanni Defazio, Mark Hallett, Hyder A Jinnah, Antonella Conte, Alfredo Berardelli
Forty years ago, C.D. Marsden proposed that blepharospasm should be considered a form of adult-onset focal dystonia. In the present paper, we provide a comprehensive overview of the findings regarding blepharospasm reported in the past 40 years. Although prolonged spasms of the orbicularis oculi muscles remain the clinical hallmark of blepharospasm, patients with blepharospasm may be characterized by various types of involuntary activation of periocular muscles. In addition to motor features, blepharospasm patients may also have nonmotor manifestations, including psychiatric, mild cognitive, and sensory disturbances...
February 10, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185615/clinical-study-of-neuroregen-scaffold-combined-with-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-the-repair-of-chronic-complete-spinal-cord-injury
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Yannan Zhao, Fengwu Tang, Guang Han, Nuo Wang, Na Yin, Bing Chen, Xianfeng Jiang, Chen Yun, Wanjun Han, Changyu Zhao, Shixiang Cheng, Zhifeng Xiao, Sai Zhang, Jianwu Dai
Regeneration of damaged neurons and recovery of sensation and motor function after complete spinal cord injury (SCI) are challenging. We previously developed a collagen scaffold, NeuroRegen scaffold, to promote axonal growth along collagen fibers and inhibit glial scar formation after SCI. When functionalized with multiple biomolecules, this scaffold promoted neurological regeneration and functional recovery in animals with SCI. In this study, eight patients with chronic complete SCI were enrolled to examine the safety and efficacy of implanting NeuroRegen scaffold with human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)...
February 9, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181091/neuro-emotional-technique-effects-on-brain-physiology-in-cancer-patients-with-traumatic-stress-symptoms-preliminary-findings
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Daniel A Monti, Anna Tobia, Marie Stoner, Nancy Wintering, Michael Matthews, Xiao-Song He, Gaelle Doucet, Inna Chervoneva, Joseph I Tracy, Andrew B Newberg
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to characterize the neurophysiological and clinical effects that may result from the neuro emotional technique (NET) in patients with traumatic stress symptoms associated with a cancer-related event. We hypothesized that self-regulatory processing of traumatic memories would be observable as physiological changes in key brain areas after undergoing the NET intervention and that these changes would be associated with improvement of traumatic stress symptoms...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176937/an-integrated-perspective-on-diabetic-alcoholic-and-drug-induced-neuropathy-etiology-and-treatment-in-the-us
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REVIEW
Lily Zeng, Doungkamol Alongkronrusmee, Richard M van Rijn
Neuropathic pain (NeuP) is a syndrome that results from damaged nerves and/or aberrant regeneration. Common etiologies of neuropathy include chronic illnesses and medication use. Chronic disorders, such as diabetes and alcoholism, can cause neuronal injury and consequently NeuP. Certain medications with antineoplastic effects also carry an exquisitely high risk for neuropathy. These culprits are a few of many that are fueling the NeuP epidemic, which currently affects 7%-10% of the population. It has been estimated that approximately 10% and 7% of US adults carry a diagnosis of diabetes and alcohol disorder, respectively...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169425/analgesia-induced-by-self-initiated-electrotactile-sensation-is-mediated-by-top-down-modulations
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Ke Zhao, Zhengyu Tang, Huiquan Wang, Yifei Guo, Weiwei Peng, Li Hu
It is well known that sensory perception can be attenuated when sensory stimuli are controlled by self-initiated actions. This phenomenon is explained by the consistency between forward models of anticipated action effects and actual sensory feedback. Specifically, the brain state related to the binding between motor processing and sensory perception would have inhibitory function by gating sensory information via top-down control. Since the brain state could casually influence the perception of subsequent stimuli of different sensory modalities, we hypothesize that pain evoked by nociceptive stimuli following the self-initiated tactile stimulation would be attenuated as compared to that following externally determined tactile stimulation...
February 7, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169132/electroencephalographic-characteristics-of-status-epilepticus-after-cardiac-arrest
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Sofia Backman, Erik Westhall, Irina Dragancea, Hans Friberg, Malin Rundgren, Susann Ullén, Tobias Cronberg
OBJECTIVE: To describe the electrophysiological characteristics and pathophysiological significance of electrographic status epilepticus (ESE) after cardiac arrest and specifically compare patients with unequivocal ESE to patients with rhythmic or periodic borderline patterns defined as possible ESE. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of consecutive patients treated with targeted temperature management and monitored with simplified continuous EEG. Patients with ESE were identified and electrographically characterised until 72h after ESE start using the standardised terminology of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society...
January 21, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168888/cutaneous-sensibility-changes-in-bell-s-palsy-patients
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Carlos Andrés Cárdenas Palacio, Francisco Alejandro Múnera Galarza
Objective Bell's palsy is a cranial nerve VII dysfunction that renders the patient unable to control facial muscles from the affected side. Nevertheless, some patients have reported cutaneous changes in the paretic area. Therefore, cutaneous sensibility changes might be possible additional symptoms within the clinical presentation of this disorder. Accordingly, the aim of this research was to investigate the relationship between cutaneous sensibility and facial paralysis severity in these patients. Study Design Prospective longitudinal cohort study...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167189/neurophysiological-and-clinical-effects-of-dry-needling-in-patients-with-upper-trapezius-myofascial-trigger-points
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Maryam Abbaszadeh-Amirdehi, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Soofia Naghdi, Gholamreza Olyaei, Mohammad Reza Nourbakhsh
INTRODUCTION: Dry needling (DN) is a widely used in treatment of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs). The purpose of this pretest-posttest clinical trial was to investigate the neurophysiological and clinical effects of DN in patients with MTrPs. METHODS: A sample of 20 patients (3 man, 17 women; mean age 31.7 ± 10.8) with upper trapezius MTrPs received one session of deep DN. The outcomes of neuromuscular junction response (NMJR), sympathetic skin response (SSR), pain intensity (PI) and pressure pain threshold (PPT) were measured at baseline and immediately after DN...
January 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
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