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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455215/stroke-and-seizure-continue-to-be-the-major-brunt-of-in-patient-neurology-care-an-observation-from-teaching-hospital
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Azra Zafar, Majed Alabdali, Rizwana Shahid, Danah Aljaafari, Fahd A Al-Khamis, Aishah I Albakr, Saima Nazish, Abdulla A Al-Sulaiman, Alon Abraham
OBJECTIVE: To assess the burden and describe the pattern of neurological disorders requiring admissions in a teaching hospital of Al Khobar. METHODS: This is a retrospective, cross sectional study, carried out in the Neurology Department of King Fahd Hospital of the University from January 2009 to December 2016. Neurological disorders were grouped as ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, transient ischemic attack, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, seizure disorders, central nervous system infection, multiple sclerosis, neuropathies, myopathies, headache, dementia and miscellaneous group...
January 2018: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454607/italian-wikipedia-and-epilepsy-an-infodemiological-study-of-online-information-seeking-behavior
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Francesco Brigo, Simona Lattanzi, Giorgia Giussani, Laura Tassi, Nicola Pietrafusa, Carlo Andrea Galimberti, Raffaele Nardone, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Oriano Mecarelli
Wikipedia is the most commonly accessed source of health information by both healthcare professionals and the lay public worldwide. We aimed to evaluate information-seeking behavior of Internet users searching the Italian Wikipedia for articles related to epilepsy and its treatment. Using Pageviews Analysis, we assessed the total and mean monthly views of articles from the Italian Wikipedia devoted to epilepsy, epileptic syndromes, seizure type, and antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) from January 1, 2015 to October 31, 2017...
February 14, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428464/why-do-people-search-wikipedia-for-information-on-multiple-sclerosis
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F Brigo, S Lattanzi, N Bragazzi, R Nardone, M Moccia, L Lavorgna
BACKGROUND: Wikipedia is a frequently-accessed online source of health-related information. In this study we evaluated the number of views of the Italian Wikipedia articles related to multiple sclerosis (MS) and its treatment. METHODS: Using Pageviews Analysis we assessed the total views, and mean monthly and daily views of the Italian Wikipedia articles on MS and its treatments from 1 January 2015 to 31 October 2017. We compared the views of the article on MS with those for Alzheimer´s disease, epilepsy, migraine and stroke, and adjusted results for crude disease prevalence...
February 5, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423615/defining-spasticity-a-new-approach-considering-current-movement-disorders-terminology-and-botulinum-toxin-therapy
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Dirk Dressler, Roongroj Bhidayasiri, Saeed Bohlega, Pedro Chana, Hsin Fen Chien, Tae Mo Chung, Carlo Colosimo, Markus Ebke, Klemens Fedoroff, Bernd Frank, Ryuji Kaji, Petr Kanovsky, Serdar Koçer, Federico Micheli, Olga Orlova, Sebastian Paus, Zvezdan Pirtosek, Maja Relja, Raymond L Rosales, José Alberto Sagástegui-Rodríguez, Paul W Schoenle, Gholam Ali Shahidi, Sofia Timerbaeva, Uwe Walter, Fereshte Adib Saberi
Spasticity is a symptom occurring in many neurological conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis, hypoxic brain damage, traumatic brain injury, tumours and heredodegenerative diseases. It affects large numbers of patients and may cause major disability. So far, spasticity has merely been described as part of the upper motor neurone syndrome or defined in a narrowed neurophysiological sense. This consensus organised by IAB-Interdisciplinary Working Group Movement Disorders wants to provide a brief and practical new definition of spasticity-for the first time-based on its various forms of muscle hyperactivity as described in the current movement disorders terminology...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414287/symbol-digit-modalities-test-adaptation-for-magnetic-resonance-imaging-environment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
P H R Silva, C T Spedo, A A Barreira, R F Leoni
BACKGROUND: The Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT) is widely used for cognitive evaluation of information processing speed (IPS), required in many cognitive operations. Despite being unspecific for different neurological disorders, it is sensitive to assess impaired performance related to stroke, Parkinson's disease, traumatic brain injury, and multiple sclerosis. However, in addition to evaluate the presence and severity of IPS impairment, it is of interest to determine the localization and integration of brain regions responsible for the functions assessed by the SDMT...
January 25, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400677/male-and-female-opinions-about-orthotic-devices-of-the-lower-limb-a-multicentre-observational-study-in-patients-with-central-neurological-movement-disorders
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Eva Swinnen, Nina Lefeber, Amber Werbrouck, Yelena Gesthuizen, Lisa Ceulemans, Sofie Christiaens, Lise De Wael, Ronald Buyl, Stephan Ilsbroukx, Johan Van Nieuwenhoven, Marc Michielsen, Christophe Lafosse, Eric Kerckhofs
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Because user-satisfaction and acceptance may partly determine the grade of compliance to an orthotic device (OD), the aim of this multicentre observational study was to inquire the reasons for acceptance and the user-satisfaction of an OD of the lower limb in male and female central neurological movement disorders (CNMD) patients. METHODS: Persons with CNMD having at least one prescribed OD of the lower limb were included. Two questionnaires were used: the MIRAD-ACCORT-II (reasons for acceptance) and a modified version of the D-QUEST 2...
2018: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394876/the-development-of-biological-therapies-for-neurological-diseases-moving-on-from-previous-failures
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Hisham Qosa, Donna A Volpe
Although years of research have expanded the use of biologics for several clinical conditions, such development has not yet occurred in the treatment of neurological diseases. With the advancement of biologic technologies, there is promise for these therapeutics as novel therapeutic approaches for neurological diseases. Areas covered: In this article, the authors review the therapeutic potential of different types of biologics for the treatment of neurological diseases. Preclinical and clinical studies that investigate the efficacy and safety of biologics in the treatment of neurological diseases, namely Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, and stroke, were reviewed...
February 2, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355711/implication-of-the-kallikrein-kinin-system-on-neurological-disorders-quest-for-potential-biomarkers-and-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Amaly Nokkari, Hadi Abou-El-Hassan, Yehia Mechref, Stefania Mondello, Mark S Kindy, Ayad A Jaffa, Firas Kobeissy
Neurological disorders represent major health concerns in terms of comorbidity and mortality worldwide. Despite a tremendous increase in our understanding of the pathophysiological processes involved in disease progression and prevention, the accumulated knowledge so far resulted in relatively moderate translational benefits in terms of therapeutic interventions and enhanced clinical outcomes. Aiming at specific neural molecular pathways, different strategies have been geared to target the development and progression of such disorders...
January 16, 2018: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297656/introduction-to-pseudobulbar-affect-setting-the-stage-for-recognition-and-familiarity-with-this-challenging-disorder
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Tammie Lee Demler
Pseudobulbar affect (PBA), despite its prevalence and distinctive symptoms, is widely underrecognized and undertreated. It is characterized by uncontrollable laughing or crying that can occur in an exaggerated manner or inappropriately to a given situation or stimuli. PBA is thought to center around preexisting neurological conditions, which include Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer disease, traumatic brain injury, and stroke. The PBA Registry Series trial was created to measure the prevalence of PBA among patients with these underlying neurological conditions...
December 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288630/a-review-of-women-s-neurology
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REVIEW
M Angela O'Neal
The concern about what is best practice when caring for women with neurologic disease is a common clinical scenario. Therefore, knowledge about women's health issues and their intersection with neurologic disorders is imperative. This review will discuss the appropriate gender based considerations in epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, migraine, autoimmune disease, sleep, stroke and paraneoplastic disorders.
December 27, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274834/espen-guideline-clinical-nutrition-in-neurology
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Rosa Burgos, Irene Bretón, Emanuele Cereda, Jean Claude Desport, Rainer Dziewas, Laurence Genton, Filomena Gomes, Pierre Jésus, Andreas Leischker, Maurizio Muscaritoli, Kalliopi-Anna Poulia, Jean Charles Preiser, Marjolein Van der Marck, Rainer Wirth, Pierre Singer, Stephan C Bischoff
Neurological diseases are frequently associated with swallowing disorders and malnutrition. Moreover, patients with neurological diseases are at increased risk of micronutrient deficiency and dehydration. On the other hand, nutritional factors may be involved in the pathogenesis of neurological diseases. Multiple causes for the development of malnutrition in patients with neurological diseases are known including oropharyngeal dysphagia, impaired consciousness, perception deficits, cognitive dysfunction, and increased needs...
September 22, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242722/recent-progress-in-the-development-of-tspo-pet-ligands-for-neuroinflammation-imaging-in-neurological-diseases
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REVIEW
Md Maqusood Alam, Jihye Lee, Sang-Yoon Lee
Neuroinflammation is heavily associated with various neurological diseases including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and stroke. It is strongly characterized by the activation of microglia which can be visualized using position emission tomography (PET). Traditionally, translocator protein 18 kDa (TSPO) has been the preferred target for imaging the inflammatory progression of the microglial component. TSPO is expressed in the outer mitochondrial membrane and present in very low concentrations in the healthy human brain, but is markedly upregulated in response to brain injury and inflammation...
December 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209451/mir-149-reduces-while-let-7-elevates-asic1a-expression-in-vitro
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Yu-Qing Jiang, Xiang-Ming Zha
Acid-sensing ion channel 1a (ASIC1a) is the key subunit that determines acid-activated currents in neurons. ASIC1a is important for neural plasticity, learning, and for multiple neurological diseases, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, and traumatic injuries. These findings underline the importance for better defining mechanisms that regulate ASIC1a expression. During the past decade, microRNA has emerged as one important group of regulatory molecules in controlling protein expression. However, little is known about whether microRNA regulates ASIC1a...
2017: International Journal of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201025/regulation-of-neuroinflammation-what-role-for-the-tumor-necrosis-factor-like-weak-inducer-of-apoptosis-fn14-pathway
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REVIEW
Audrey Boulamery, Sophie Desplat-Jégo
Observed in many central nervous system diseases, neuroinflammation (NI) proceeds from peripheral immune cell infiltration into the parenchyma, from cytokine secretion and from oxidative stress. Astrocytes and microglia also get activated and proliferate. NI manifestations and consequences depend on its context and on the acute or chronic aspect of the disease. The tumor necrosis factor-like weak inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK)/Fn14 pathway has been involved in chronic human inflammatory pathologies such as neurodegenerative, autoimmune, or malignant diseases...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184182/a-quantitative-method-for-microstructural-analysis-of-myelinated-axons-in-the-injured-rodent-brain
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Erik van Tilborg, Caren M van Kammen, Caroline G M de Theije, Maurits P A van Meer, Rick M Dijkhuizen, Cora H Nijboer
MRI studies (e.g. using diffusion tensor imaging) revealed that injury to white matter tracts, as observed in for instance perinatal white matter injury and multiple sclerosis, leads to compromised microstructure of myelinated axonal tracts. Alterations in white matter microstructure are also present in a wide range of neurological disorders including autism-spectrum disorders, schizophrenia and ADHD. Whereas currently myelin quantity measures are often used in translational animal models of white matter disease, it can be an important valuable addition to study the microstructural organization of myelination patterns in greater detail...
November 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174817/-bladder-cancer-in-neurogenic-patients-a-retrospective-study-of-management-and-follow-up
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P Ali, C Lefevre, B Perrouin-Verbe, L Le Normand, J Rigaud, O Bouchot, A Levesque, M-A Perrouin-Verbe
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of bladder cancer (BC) in neurological patients seems to be similar to that of the general population. However, they are more aggressive with a higher rate of muscle-invasive forms and squamous cells carcinomas. The aim of the current study was to report etiologies, management and outcomes of BC in neurological population. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Were enrolled all neurological patients with a BC diagnosed between 2004 and 2017. The following data were retrospectively reported: age, gender, duration of the disease, mode of discovery, histological type, treatment and outcomes...
November 22, 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145182/pathological-yawning-laughing-and-crying
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Olivier Walusinski
Yawning, laughing, and crying are normal physiological behaviors of humans in good health. As with all physiological behaviors, their deregulation can reveal disorders. Pathological yawning occurs in salvos of 10-20 successive yawns, and the number of yawns per day can exceed one hundred. After listing the functional etiologies, we will give the clinical keys for differentiating the most serious causes: iatrogenic, tumors, strokes, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and intracranial hypertension. Sudden, uncontrollable episodes of emotional display involving pathological laughing and crying (PLC) may be encountered in various neurological diseases: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple system atrophy (cerebellar), cerebrovascular disease, traumatic brain injuries, mass lesions in the cerebellopontine junction, and epilepsy...
2018: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072042/active-exergames-to-improve-cognitive-functioning-in-neurological-disabilities-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Gioia Mura, Mauro G Carta, Federica Sancassiani, Sergio Machado, Luca Prosperini
INTRODUCTION: Exergames represent a way to perform physical activity through active video games, serving as potentially useful tool in the field of neurorehabilitation. However, little is known regarding the possible role of exergames in improving cognitive functions in persons suffering from neurological disabilities. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A search for relevant articles was carried out on PubMed/Medline, Scopus, PEDro, and Google Scholar. Only randomized controlled studies and non-randomized but controlled studies were retained...
October 25, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049232/case-report-central-nervous-system-involvement-of-human-graft-versus-host-disease-report-of-7-cases-and-a-review-of-literature
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Mathilde Ruggiu, Wendy Cuccuini, Karima Mokhtari, Véronique Meignin, Régis Peffault de Latour, Marie Robin, Flore Sicre de Fontbrune, Aliénor Xhaard, Gérard Socié, David Michonneau
RATIONALE: Central nervous system (CNS) involvement of graft versus host disease (GvHD) is a rare cause of CNS disorders after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Chronic CNS GvHD symptoms are heterogeneous and include cerebrovascular manifestations, demyelinating disease and immune-mediated encephalitis. CNS-Acute GvHD is not formally defined in literature. PATIENTS CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: We report 7 cases of CNS-GvHD among which two had histological-proven disease...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931491/global-regional-and-national-burden-of-neurological-disorders-during-1990-2015-a-systematic-analysis-for-the-global-burden-of-disease-study-2015
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BACKGROUND: Comparable data on the global and country-specific burden of neurological disorders and their trends are crucial for health-care planning and resource allocation. The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) Study provides such information but does not routinely aggregate results that are of interest to clinicians specialising in neurological conditions. In this systematic analysis, we quantified the global disease burden due to neurological disorders in 2015 and its relationship with country development level...
November 2017: Lancet Neurology
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