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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456901/awake-craniotomy-for-the-treatment-of-a-cortical-pseudoaneurysm-in-a-pregnant-patient
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Hirad Hedayat, Daniel R Felbaum, John E Reynolds, Rashid M Janjua
Neurosurgical pathologies presenting during pregnancy are uncommon. If present, the situation creates a unique diagnostic, observational, and therapeutic challenge as both lives are placed at potential risk. Surgical procedures during pregnancy are approached carefully as physiological stressors associated with surgery and anesthesia may cause fetal or maternal compromise. We present the only known case of a pseudoaneurysm treated with an awake craniotomy, allowing us to abate the risks associated with general anesthesia in pregnancy...
December 7, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454129/delayed-post-traumatic-subacute-lumbar-subarachnoid-hematoma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Thiébaud Picart, Timothée Jacquesson, Emmanuel Jouanneau, Moncef Berhouma
BACKGROUND: Traumatic spinal subarachnoid hematoma, associated or not to a concurrent subdural hematoma has rarely been described. The evolution of such hematomas is heterogeneous. This study aims at defining the most accurate management which is currently not standardized. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 20-year-old man, victim of a high kinetic road accident five days before, suffering from several non-neurologic non-surgical vertebral fractures, complained of a sudden dorso-lumbar pain irradiating to his lower limbs...
February 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453970/proton-nmr-based-serum-metabolic-profile-correlates-with-the-neurological-recovery-in-treated-acute-spinal-cord-injury-asci-subjects-a-pilot-study
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Alka Singh, Rajeshwar Nath Srivastava, Ashok Agrahari, Suruchi Singh, Saloni Raj, Tanushri Chatterji, Abbas Ali Mahdi, Ravindra Kumar Garg, Raja Roy
BACKGROUND: Acute Spinal Cord Injury (ASCI) is still having substantial morbidity and mortality despite of advanced therapeutics. Major obstacles are paucity of monitoring tools or biomarkers for severity determination, recovery and prognostication. A prospective case control pilot study with serum 1 H NMR spectroscopic metabolic profiling was carried out to evaluate metabolites perturbations and its relationship with recovery and to see role of stem cells in facilitating neurological recovery...
February 14, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447784/design-of-disco-direct-or-subacute-coronary-angiography-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-study
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Rickard Lagedal, Ludvig Elfwén, Stefan James, Jonas Oldgren, David Erlinge, Ollie Östlund, Ewa Wallin, Ing-Marie Larsson, Gisela Lilja, Tobias Cronberg, Sten Rubertsson, Per Nordberg
BACKGROUND: Acute coronary syndrome is a common cause of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). In patients with OHCA presenting with ST elevation, immediate coronary angiography and potential percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) after return of spontaneous circulation are recommended. However, the evidence for this invasive strategy in patients without ST elevation is limited. Observational studies have shown a culprit coronary artery occlusion in about 30% of these patients, indicating the electrocardiogram's (ECG's) limited sensitivity...
March 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437728/large-vessel-stroke-as-initial-presentation-of-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura
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Ryan Sugarman, Andrea M Tufano, Johnson M Liu
A 67-year-old right-handed woman presented with dysarthria, left upper extremity weakness and right-sided neglect of 3 hours duration. Imaging of the brain revealed acute right middle cerebral artery stroke; however, tissue plasminogen activator could not be administered due to severe thrombocytopenia. A peripheral smear revealed schistocytes and the patient was treated empirically for thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) with therapeutic plasma exchange. An extensive workup revealed no embolic source or other cause for stroke, and a diagnosis of large vessel infarct secondary to TTP was made...
February 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436856/chondroitinase-abc-for-neurological-recovery-after-acute-brain-injury-systematic-review-and-meta-analyses-of-preclinical-studies
#6
Chan Hee Koh, Savva Pronin, Mark Hughes
OBJECTIVES: Damage to critical brain regions causes deficits in important neurological functions. Chondroitinase ABC (ChABC) has been shown to promote neuroplasticity and may ameliorate neurological deficits caused by disease or trauma. This systematic review identifies and evaluates preclinical studies of ChABC as a treatment for acute brain injury. METHODS: Four databases were searched for studies relating to ChABC and brain or brain injuries. Controlled studies in mammals with acute brain injuries treated with ChABC were included in meta-analyses of neurobehavioural outcomes...
February 13, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
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/29428249/computed-tomography-perfusion-aids-in-the-prognostication-of-comatose-postcardiac-arrest-patients
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Jai Jai Shiva Shankar, Brandie Stewart-Perrin, Ata-Ur-Rehman Quraishi, Iqbal Bata, Robert Vandorpe
Early assessment of the potential for neurologic recovery in comatose cardiac arrest patients (CCAP) has been a challenge despite significant evolution in management and imaging techniques. The purpose of study was to determine if the use of computed tomography perfusion (CTP) in CCAPs is feasible and if this technique can predict the likelihood that CCAPs will have a devastating outcome at hospital discharge. We prospectively enrolled 10 newly admitted comatose adults who had an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and were treated with standard therapeutic hypothermia protocols...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425981/spontaneous-cervical-spinal-epidural-hematoma-associated-with-dabigatran-a-case-report
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Quentin Mathais, Pierre Esnault, Maximilien Cruc, Cedric Bernard, Bertrand Prunet, Pierre Emmanuel Gaillard
BACKGROUND: While spontaneous spinal epidural hematomas are rare, one of the identified risk factors is vitamin K antagonist therapy. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a case of a spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma occurring in a patient under treatment with dabigatran, a non-vitamin K oral anticoagulant. The initial hemiparesis symptom was misleading and was retrospectively identified as Brown Sequard syndrome. Immediate dabigatran antagonism with idarucizumab followed by posterior cervical laminectomy permitted a complete neurological recovery at day 4...
February 6, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425963/sox9-knockout-mice-have-improved-recovery-following-stroke
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Xiaoyun Xu, Bethany Bass, William M McKillop, Janina Mailloux, Tony Liu, Nicole M Geremia, Todd Hryciw, Arthur Brown
The partial recovery that can occur after a stroke has been attributed to structural and functional plasticity that compensate for damage and lost functions. This plasticity is thought to be limited in part by the presence of growth inhibitors in the central nervous system. Blocking or reducing signals from inhibitors of axonal sprouting such as Nogo and chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs) increases post-stroke axonal sprouting and improves recovery. We previously identified the transcription factor SOX9 as a key up-regulator of CSPG production and demonstrated that conditional Sox9 ablation leads to increased axonal sprouting and improved recovery after spinal cord injury...
February 6, 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423316/spinal-cord-injury-with-central-cord-syndrome-from-surfing
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Yaniv Steinfeld, Yaniv Keren, Elias Haddad
Introduction: Central cord syndrome (CCS) is an injury to the center of the spinal cord. It is well known as a hyperextension injury, but it has never been described as a surfing injury. Our report describes this injury in detail. Case presentation: A 35-year-old male novice surfer presented to the emergency department with acute tetraplegia following falling off his surfboard and hitting sea floor at a shallow beach break. He was rescued by a fellow surfer while floating in the sea and unable to raise his head above sea level...
2018: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423309/the-importance-of-the-anal-exam-in-neurologic-classification-of-spinal-cord-injury
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REVIEW
William H Donovan
The examination of the sensation of the anal orifice and the contraction of the external anal sphincter, either voluntarily or reflexly, has always been an integral part of the International Standards for Neurologic Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI). Yet the importance of this component has been defended and challenged. This paper compares these two points of view as expressed by Previnaire and Marino, respectively. Both authors make important points but as the papers do not address the same aspect of the anal exam, room for further refinement of ISNCSCI both regarding the details of the exam and the use of components of the exam for prognostication of neurologic recovery is apparent...
2018: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419604/assessment-of-recovery-following-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
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Julia C Slovis, Nachi Gupta, Natasha Y Li, Steven G Kernie, Darryl K Miles
OBJECTIVES: We analyzed a prospective database of pediatric traumatic brain injury patients to identify predictors of outcome and describe the change in function over time. We hypothesized that neurologic status at hospital discharge would not reflect the long-term neurologic recovery state. DESIGN: This is a descriptive cohort analysis of a single-center prospective database of pediatric traumatic brain injury patients from 2001 to 2012. Functional outcome was assessed at hospital discharge, and the Glasgow Outcome Scale Extended Pediatrics or Glasgow Outcome Scale was assessed on average at 15...
February 6, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417691/incidence-risk-factors-and-outcomes-related-with-neurological-events-after-liver-transplantation-in-adult-and-pediatric-recipients
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Federico Piñero, Yu Cheang, Manuel Mendizabal, Joaquín Cagliani, Ariel Gonzalez Campaña, Josefina Pages, Carla Colaci, Mariano Barreiro, Cristina Alonso, Ivone Malla, Martín Fauda, Jose Bueri, Luis G Podesta, Marcelo Silva
Controversy exists whether NE after LT are more frequently observed in children or adults. We aimed to compare the incidence and outcomes for NE after LT in pediatric and adult recipients. A single-center cohort study, including all LT between 2001 and 2013, was performed. Definition of NE included impaired consciousness, delirium, seizures, focal neurologic deficit, visual impairment, or slurred speech. A cohort of 443 consecutive LT recipients was included: 307 adults and 136 children. Cumulative incidence of NE was similar between adults 15% (n = 41) and children 16% (n = 20; P = ...
February 7, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410336/initial-attempt-to-select-patients-for-mechanical-thrombectomy-using-non-contrast-computed-tomography-and-symptom-based-criteria-single-center-experience
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Satoshi Koizumi, Toshikazu Kimura, Masaaki Shojima, Tomohiro Inoue
BACKGROUND: In the treatment of acute ischemic stroke (AIS), patients need to be selected for mechanical thrombectomy (MT) in the acute phase. Selection criteria vary, however, depending on the patient's situations. This study investigated the effectiveness of a non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT) and a symptom-based protocol for selecting patients for MT. METHODS: This retrospective study included 20 AIS patients. The first 8 patients (earlier group) were screened by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
February 1, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409768/cooling-methods-of-targeted-temperature-management-and-neurological-recovery-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-nationwide-multicenter-multi-level-analysis
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Ki Hong Kim, Sang Do Shin, Kyoung Jun Song, Young Sun Ro, Yu Jin Kim, Ki Jeong Hong, Joo Jeong, Jeong Ho Park, Tae Han Kim, So Yeon Kong
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether the cooling method used for target temperature management (TTM) was associated with neurological recovery after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). METHODS: From January 2008 to December 2016, adult OHCA patients who survived to hospitalization without any traumatic etiology and who received TTM were included. Patients who did not have information about neurological status at hospital discharge or who did not have information on target temperature management were excluded...
February 4, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407204/dispatcher-assisted-bystander-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-rural-and-urban-areas-and-survival-outcomes-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#17
Jeong Ho Park, Young Sun Ro, Sang Do Shin, Kyoung Jun Song, Ki Jeong Hong, So Yeon Kong
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the impact of dispatcher-assisted bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DA-BCPR) on survival outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) that occurred in rural and urban areas. METHODS: This study was a cross-sectional study using nationwide emergency medical services (EMS)-based OHCA registry in Korea. All EMS-treated adults with OHCAs and with presumed cardiac etiology were enrolled between 2012 and 2015, excluding cases witnessed by an EMS provider...
February 1, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403248/functional-outcome-in-unstable-hangman-s-fracture-managed-with-anterior-approach-a-prospective-study
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Vaibhav Jain, Manoj Kumar Thakur, Amit Thakur, Sachin Sud, Mukund Lal, Ankit Madan
Aim: To study the functional outcome in unstable Hangman s fracture managed with anterior decompression and stabilization with cervical locking plate and tricortical bone graft. Materials and Methods: Between 2010 and 2016, 44 patients (range: 19-75 years) with unstable Hangman's fracture underwent anterior decompression and stabilization with cervical locking plate and tricortical bone graft in our institution. Result: According to the Levine and Edwards classification, all patients were unstable with Type IA 6 (13...
October 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402361/-meta-analysis-of-the-effects-between-endotracheal-intubation-and-laryngeal-mask-airway-for-patients-with-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Xiangjun Tao, Wei Gu, Xiaojuan Liu, Kaisheng Dong, Ying Wang, Shu Ding
OBJECTIVE: To comprehensively evaluate the resuscitation effect of endotracheal intubation (ETI) ventilation and laryngeal mask airway (LMA) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). METHODS: Databases such as Cochrane Library, PubMed, Embase, Ebsco, Elsevier, OVID, Springer, Proquest, and China biomedical literature database (CBMdisc), CNKI, Wanfang database, Chinese Science and Technology Journal Full-text Database, VIP Chinese biomedical journal database were searched from the establishment of literature database to December 2017 to study the difference of effects between ETI and LMA for patients with OHCA...
February 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397529/protein-energy-malnutrition-exacerbates-stroke-induced-forelimb-abnormalities-and-dampens-neuroinflammation
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Mariam Alaverdashvili, Sally Caine, Xue Li, Mark J Hackett, Michael P Bradley, Helen Nichol, Phyllis G Paterson
Protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) pre-existing at stroke onset is believed to worsen functional outcome, yet the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. Since brain inflammation is an important modulator of neurological recovery after stroke, we explored the impact of PEM on neuroinflammation in the acute period in relation to stroke-initiated sensori-motor abnormalities. Adult rats were fed a low-protein (LP) or normal protein (NP) diet for 28 days before inducing photothrombotic stroke (St) in the forelimb region of the motor cortex or sham surgery; the diets continued for 3 days after the stroke...
February 3, 2018: Translational Stroke Research
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