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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752196/acute-focal-bacterial-nephritis-characterized-by-acute-encephalopathy-with-biphasic-seizures-and-late-reduced-diffusion
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Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Nagase, Yusuke Ito, Natsuki Matsunoshita, Makoto Mizutani, Takeshi Matsushige, Yusuke Ishida, Daisaku Toyoshima, Masashi Kasai, Hiroshi Kurosawa, Azusa Maruyama, Kazumoto Iijima
Acute focal bacterial nephritis (AFBN) is a localized bacterial infection of the kidney presenting as an inflammatory mass, and some patients show deterioration of clinical condition with neurological symptoms. Acute encephalopathy with biphasic seizures and late reduced diffusion (AESD) is a syndrome that is characterized by biphasic seizures and impaired consciousness with reduced diffusion in the subcortical white matter on magnetic resonance imaging, typically observed between days 3 and 9 after clinical onset...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716832/early-prognostic-factors-for-acute-encephalopathy-with-reduced-subcortical-diffusion
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Tetsuhiro Fukuyama, Shouko Yamauchi, Shunsuke Amagasa, Yuka Hattori, Taku Sasaki, Hideko Nakajima, Yuko Takei, Jiu Okuno, Yuka Misawa, Noboru Fueki, Masatomo Kitamura, Hikoro Matsui, Yuji Inaba, Shinichi Hirabayashi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic factors for acute encephalopathy with reduced diffusion (AED) during the acute phase through retrospective case evaluation. METHODS: The participants included 23 patients with AED. The diagnosis of AED was based on their clinical course and radiological findings. We divided the patients into severe and non-severe groups based on the neurodevelopmental outcome. The severe group included seven patients (median age, 21 months; range, 6-87 months) and the non-severe group included 16 patients (19 months, 9-58 months)...
April 28, 2018: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687017/the-interrelation-between-clinical-presentation-and-neurophysiology-of-posthypoxic-myoclonus
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Jonathan C van Zijl, Martijn Beudel, Bauke M de Jong, Joukje van der Naalt, Rodi Zutt, Fiete Lange, Walter M van den Bergh, Jan-Willem J Elting, Marina A J Tijssen
Objective: Posthypoxic myoclonus (PHM) in the first few days after resuscitation can be divided clinically into generalized and focal (uni- and multifocal) subtypes. The former is associated with a subcortical origin and poor prognosis in patients with postanoxic encephalopathy (PAE), and the latter with a cortical origin and better prognosis. However, use of PHM as prognosticator in PAE is hampered by the modest objectivity in its clinical assessment. Therefore, we aimed to obtain the anatomical origin of PHM with use of neurophysiological investigations, and relate these to its clinical presentation...
April 2018: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605275/magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-positron-emission-tomography-in-anti-nmda-receptor-encephalitis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Stephen Bacchi, Kyle Franke, Dasith Wewegama, Edward Needham, Sandy Patel, David Menon
Due to a variety of clinical manifestations anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor encephalitis may be difficult to diagnose. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be used as a component of the workup for encephalopathy. However, the use of MRI in anti-NMDA encephalitis is complicated by wide-ranging reports regarding the frequency of normal MRI findings in this disease. Positron emission tomography (PET) is a modality of imaging that may assess functional rather than structural disturbances. Therefore, this review was conducted to summarise published studies regarding the use of MRI and PET in the diagnosis of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573403/the-clinical-outcome-and-neuroimaging-of-acute-encephalopathy-after-status-epilepticus-in-dravet-syndrome
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Xiaojuan Tian, Jintang Ye, Qi Zeng, Jing Zhang, Xiaoling Yang, Aijie Liu, Zhixian Yang, Xiaoyan Liu, Xiru Wu, Yuehua Zhang
AIM: To analyze the clinical outcome and neuroimaging over a long duration follow-up in the currently largest series of acute encephalopathy after status epilepticus in patients with Dravet syndrome. METHOD: Clinical and neuroimaging data of patients with Dravet syndrome with a history of acute encephalopathy (coma >24h) after status epilepticus from February 2005 to December 2016 at Peking University First Hospital were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS: Thirty-five patients (15 males, 20 females) with a history of acute encephalopathy were enrolled from a total of 624 patients with Dravet syndrome (5...
March 24, 2018: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565041/molecular-hydrogen-alleviates-asphyxia-induced-neuronal-cyclooxygenase-2-expression-in-newborn-pigs
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Viktória Varga, János Németh, Orsolya Oláh, Valéria Tóth-Szűki, Viktória Kovács, Gábor Remzső, Ferenc Domoki
Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) has an established role in the pathogenesis of hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). In this study we sought to determine whether COX-2 was induced by asphyxia in newborn pigs, and whether neuronal COX-2 levels were affected by H2 treatment. Piglets were subjected to either 8 min of asphyxia or a more severe 20 min of asphyxia followed by H2 treatment (inhaling room air containing 2.1% H2 for 4 h). COX-2 immunohistochemistry was performed on brain samples from surviving piglets 24 h after asphyxia...
March 22, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560949/-actual-problems-of-brain-pathology-in-cerebral-microangiopathy
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L A Kalashnikova, T S Gulevskaya, L A Dobrynina
Cerebral microangiopathy (small vessels disease) is a cause of diffuse changes of brain tissue (encephalopathy) denoted in Russian literature by the term dyscirculatory encephalopathy (DE). The main cause of microangiopathy leading to encephalopathy is arterial hypertension, less frequently - cerebral amyloid angiopathy and cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy. The diagnosis of encephalopathy in patients with microangiopathy is based on the combination of clinical manifestations (mainly, cognitive impairment of varying severity and disorders of gait) with the neuroimaging changes (white matter hyperintensity, multiple lacunar infarcts on MRI)...
2018: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536563/systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-neuroimaging-in-hepatitis-c-chronic-infection
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REVIEW
G Oriolo, E Egmond, Z Mariño, M Cavero, R Navines, L Zamarrenho, R Solà, J Pujol, N Bargallo, X Forns, R Martin-Santos
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis C is considered a systemic disease because of extra-hepatic manifestations. Neuroimaging has been employed in hepatitis C virus-infected patients to find in vivo evidence of central nervous system alterations. AIMS: Systematic review and meta-analysis of neuroimaging research in chronic hepatitis C treatment naive patients, or patients previously treated without sustained viral response, to study structural and functional brain impact of hepatitis C...
March 14, 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531864/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-pres-attributed-to-mycophenolate-mofetil-during-the-management-of-sle-a-case-report-and-review
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Lei Zhang, Jian Xu
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a rare clinical entity associated with systemic lupus erythematosus which characterized by seizure, headache, and altered mental status. The pathophysiology involves subcortical vasogenic edema secondary to hypertension and endothelial damage. PRES is reversible with withdrawal of the offending agent, strict blood pressure control, and treating the underlying disease. We report present here a patient with lupus nephritis who developed PRES following mycophenolate administration...
2018: American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465063/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-in-the-emergency-service
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M Yigit, E Yigit, K A Turkdogan
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is an entity characterized by headache, altered mental status, seizures, visual disturbances, and focal neurological signs. The most common etiologies of PRES are hypertension and renal failure, and the most frequent pathophysiology is hyperperfusion. PRES is generally symmetrical, often in the occipital and parietal lobes, and is typically characterized by vasogenic edema in the subcortical white matter. This study involves a 38-year-old female patient who had hypertension, used immunosuppressive drugs and was also found to have nephropathy...
February 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29376093/lifelong-behavioral-and-neuropathological-consequences-of-repetitive-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Benoit C Mouzon, Corbin Bachmeier, Joseph O Ojo, Christopher M Acker, Scott Ferguson, Daniel Paris, Ghania Ait-Ghezala, Gogce Crynen, Peter Davies, Michael Mullan, William Stewart, Fiona Crawford
Objective: Exposure to repetitive concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), has been linked with increased risk of long-term neurodegenerative changes, specifically chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). To date, preclinical studies largely have focused on the immediate aftermath of mTBI, with no literature on the lifelong consequences of mTBI in these models. This study provides the first account of lifelong neurobehavioral and histological consequences of repetitive mTBI providing unique insight into the constellation of evolving and ongoing pathologies with late survival...
January 2018: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356747/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-on-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-burkitt-s-lymphoma
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Ehab Saad Aldin, Parren McNeely, Yusuf Menda
We present a case of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) in a pediatric patient with Burkitt's lymphoma predominantly involving the bone marrow. F-FDG PET/CT scan obtained after the first cycle of chemotherapy, complicated by acute kidney injury, hypertension, tumor lysis syndrome, and lethargy with focal neurological symptoms, showed a favorable marrow and lymph node response but increased FDG uptake in the bilateral frontal and occipital cortical/subcortical regions. Brain MRI was consistent with PRES...
March 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331207/cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-related-inflammation-a-case-report-presenting-diagnostic-difficulties
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Cecylia Rajczewska-Oleszkiewicz, Agnieszka Cyganek, Anna Stadnik, Dorota Dziewulska
We describe an 86-year-old woman with a history of hypertension who presented sudden disturbances of consciousness and left hemiparesis. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed diffused hyperintensive changes on T2-weighted images localized subcortically in the white matter of both cerebral hemispheres, corresponding to acute vasogenic edema, causing moderate mass effect. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome was initially diagnosed. After implementation of anti-edema intravenous steroid treatment and hypotensive therapy the symptoms began to retire, till the total regression...
March 2018: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326035/myoclonus-in-the-elderly-a-retrospective-analysis-of-clinical-and-electrophysiological-characteristics-of-patients-referred-to-an-electrophysiology-laboratory
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Meral E Kiziltan, Aysegul Gunduz, Melih Tutuncu, Sibel Ertan, Hulya Apaydin, Gunes Kiziltan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Late-onset myoclonus in the elderly is mainly related to dementia or systemic disease. In this report, we aimed to investigate the clinical and electrophysiological features of patients with late-onset myoclonus. PATIENTS AND METHOD: We retrospectively assessed the medical records of patients who were referred to our electromyography laboratory. From these records, we included all patients who had myoclonus which started after the age of 60 years and in whom it was confirmed by polymyography...
April 2018: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321231/chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-in-an-epilepsy-surgery-cohort-clinical-and-pathologic-findings
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Amy L Jones, Jeffrey W Britton, Melissa M Blessing, Joseph E Parisi, Gregory D Cascino
OBJECTIVE: To determine the occurrence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in young adult patients undergoing epilepsy surgery. METHODS: Ten patients who underwent epilepsy surgery were randomly selected for this retrospective study. The patients were 18-45 years of age, had preoperative neuropsychological evaluation, and had 1 year postoperative follow-up. Microscopic sections from resections were evaluated for the presence of CTE with standard stains and antibodies to tau (clone AT8)...
February 6, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260011/isolated-pons-involvement-in-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Mariangela Ferrara, Pietro Di Viesti, Vincenzo Inchingolo, Raffaela Rita Latino, Teresa Popolizio, Salvatore Angelo De Cosmo, Flavia Pugliese, Maurizio Angelo Leone
Background: Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) is a clinical-radiological syndrome, usually reversible and with a favorable prognosis, which recognizes a variety of etiologies and clinical patterns and is likely due to an impairment in cerebral blood flow autoregulation. It is typically characterized by subcortical, predominantly parieto-occipital, vasogenic brain oedema in patients with acute-subacute neurological symptoms. Infratentorial oedema on neuroimaging has been mostly described in association with the typical supratentorial pattern and seldom as isolated...
March 2017: ENeurologicalSci
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237520/-patterns-of-brain-injury-in-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-recommendations-on-classification
#17
Jian Mao
Although there are unified criteria for the clinical diagnosis and grading of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), clinical features and neuropathological patterns vary considerably among the neonates with HIE due to birth asphyxia in the same classification. The patterns and progression of brain injury in HIE, which is closely associated with long-term neurodevelopment outcomes, can be well shown on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), but different sequences may lead to different MRI findings at the same time...
December 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225265/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-after-lenvatinib-therapy-in-a-patient-with-anaplastic-thyroid-carcinoma
#18
Yoko Osawa, Rikako Gozawa, Keisuke Koyama, Takeo Nakayama, Tadashi Sagoh, Hiroshi Sunaga
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a rare reversible neurological syndrome that causes subcortical vasogenic brain edema and which is associated with the use of target-specific agents. Lenvatinib is a target-specific agent that was recently approved for inoperable thyroid cancer. We herein describe the case of a 66-year-old woman with anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) who was treated with lenvatinib and who subsequently developed PRES. The clinical and radiological findings improved after suspending therapy for 1 week, and there was no recurrence with intermittent lower-dose lenvatinib treatment...
December 8, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173113/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-possibly-induced-by-pemetrexed-maintenance-therapy-for-lung-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
Gert-Jan Smets, Tine Loyson, Wim Van Paesschen, Philippe Demaerel, Kristiaan Nackaerts
Introduction Advances in systemic chemotherapy, molecular targeted therapy and immunotherapy have extended and improved the quality of life of patients with cancer. However, the central nervous system is very susceptible to complications of systemic cancer and its treatment. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a rare clinical and neuroradiologic entity which has garnered increasing recognition in the past two decades. Cancer patients are generally treated with cytotoxic agents, immunotherapy, molecular targeted therapies or glucosteroids which are more frequently associated with PRES...
November 24, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138115/active-forms-of-akt-and-erk-are-dominant-in-the-cerebral-cortex-of-newborn-pigs-that-are-unaffected-by-asphyxia
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Viktória Kovács, Valéria Tóth-Szűki, János Németh, Viktória Varga, Gábor Remzső, Ferenc Domoki
AIMS: Perinatal asphyxia (PA) often results in hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) in term neonates. Introduction of therapeutic hypothermia improved HIE outcome, but further neuroprotective therapies are still warranted. The present study sought to determine the feasibility of the activation of the cytoprotective PI-3-K/Akt and the MAPK/ERK signaling pathways in the subacute phase of HIE development in a translational newborn pig PA/HIE model. MAIN METHODS: Phosphorylated and total levels of Akt and ERK were determined by Western blotting in brain samples obtained from untreated naive, time control, and PA/HIE animals at 24-48h survival (n=3-3-6,respectively)...
January 1, 2018: Life Sciences
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