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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240340/update-on-current-care-guideline-memory-disorders
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Any complaint about memory should be examined. Diagnosis is based on international criteria. Basic evaluation consists of medical history, clinical evaluation, cognitive tests and brain imaging. When a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), AD with cerebrovascular disease or with Lewy Body disease (LBD), or Dementia associated with Parkinson's disease or LBD is made, evidence-based medical therapy (acetylcholine esterase inhibitor or memantine) is indicated as a part of comprehensive care. In frontotemporal degenerations, these drugs are ineffective...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237331/autism-spectrum-disorder-consensus-guidelines-on-assessment-treatment-and-research-from-the-british-association-for-psychopharmacology
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Oliver D Howes, Maria Rogdaki, James L Findon, Robert H Wichers, Tony Charman, Bryan H King, Eva Loth, Gráinne M McAlonan, James T McCracken, Jeremy R Parr, Carol Povey, Paramala Santosh, Simon Wallace, Emily Simonoff, Declan G Murphy
An expert review of the aetiology, assessment, and treatment of autism spectrum disorder, and recommendations for diagnosis, management and service provision was coordinated by the British Association for Psychopharmacology, and evidence graded. The aetiology of autism spectrum disorder involves genetic and environmental contributions, and implicates a number of brain systems, in particular the gamma-aminobutyric acid, serotonergic and glutamatergic systems. The presentation of autism spectrum disorder varies widely and co-occurring health problems (in particular epilepsy, sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and irritability) are common...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236169/current-treatment-of-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-a-national-survey
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Teddy S Youn, Patrick Lavin, Morgan Patrylo, Joseph Schindler, Howard Kirshner, David M Greer, Matthew Schrag
BACKGROUND: Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is an ophthalmological emergency, the retinal analog of a stroke. To date there is no consensus or national guidelines on how this disorder should be managed. As academic neurologists and ophthalmologists treat CRAO frequently, we set out to understand how these clinicians approach patients with CRAO with a national survey. METHODS: We identified university-associated teaching hospitals offering vascular neurology, neuro-ophthalmology and/or retina fellowships in the US and asked the directors of the programs to respond to questions in an open response format to profile the acute management of CRAO at their institution...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233087/stroke-prevention-rehabilitation-intervention-trial-of-exercise-sprite-a-randomised-feasibility-study
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Neil Heron, Frank Kee, Jonathan Mant, Philip M Reilly, Margaret Cupples, Mark Tully, Michael Donnelly
BACKGROUND: The value of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) after a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke is untested despite these conditions sharing similar pathology and risk factors to coronary heart disease. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility of conducting a trial of an adapted home-based CR programme, 'The Healthy Brain Rehabilitation Manual', for patients following a TIA/minor stroke, participants' views on the intervention and, to identify the behaviour change techniques (BCTs) used...
December 12, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229506/the-population-benefit-of-evidence-based-radiotherapy-5-year-local-control-and-overall-survival-benefits
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T P Hanna, J Shafiq, G P Delaney, S K Vinod, S R Thompson, M B Barton
BACKGROUND: To describe the population benefit of radiotherapy in a high-income setting if evidence-based guidelines were routinely followed. METHODS: Australian decision tree models were utilized. Radiotherapy alone (RT) benefit was defined as the absolute proportional benefit of radiotherapy compared with no treatment for radical indications, and of radiotherapy over surgery alone for adjuvant indications. Chemoradiotherapy (CRT) benefit was the absolute incremental benefit of concurrent chemoradiotherapy over RT...
December 8, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229228/factors-influencing-norvancomycin-concentration-in-plasma-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-in-patients-after-craniotomy-and-dosing-guideline-a-population-approach
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Xingang Li, Yuanxing Wu, Shusen Sun, Qiang Wang, Zhigang Zhao
PURPOSE: Antibacterial spectrum and activity of norvancomycin are comparable with vancomycin, and it has been widely used in China. Norvancomycin can penetrate into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) through the damaged blood-brain barrier in patients after craniotomy. Because higher inter-individual variability was observed, we aimed to identify factors related to drug concentration to guide clinicians with norvancomycin dosing. METHODS: After craniotomy, patients with an indwelling catheter in the operational area/ventricle were intravenously administered norvancomycin...
December 8, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224040/treatment-of-auditory-hallucinations-with-bilateral-theta-burst-stimulation-ctbs-protocol-of-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-multicenter-trial
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Christian Plewnia, Bettina Brendel, Tobias Schwippel, Peter Martus, Joachim Cordes, Alkomiet Hasan, Andreas J Fallgatter
Auditory verbal hallucinations (AH) are core symptoms of schizophrenia. They are often severely distressing and refractory to therapy. Their perception is associated with increased activity in temporoparietal areas of the brain. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) can reduce focal brain hyperactivity and has been shown to ameliorate AH. However, controlled multicenter clinical trials are still missing, effect sizes are moderate, and the treatment with rTMS is time consuming. Continuous theta burst stimulation (cTBS) is a quicker and potentially more effective technique to reduce cortical hyperactivity...
December 9, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219873/efficacy-and-harms-of-pharmacological-interventions-for-neurobehavioral-symptoms-in-post-traumatic-amnesia-after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-protocol
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Amelia J Hicks, Fiona J Clay, Malcolm Hopwood, Mahesh Jayaram, Rachel Batty, Jennie L Ponsford
The objective of this systematic review is to synthesize the best available evidence on the effectiveness and harms of pharmacotherapy as compared to all types of comparators for the management of neurobehavioral symptoms in post-traumatic amnesia in adults aged 16 years and over who have sustained a traumatic brain injury. This review forms part of a larger project which aims to gather the evidence for the pharmacological treatment of neurobehavioral symptoms post traumatic brain injury as a prelude to the development of a clinical guideline...
December 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216302/resource-utilization-in-lung-cancer-diagnostic-procedures-current-use-and-budget-consequences
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Sander Brinkhof, Harry J M Groen, Sabine S Siesling, Maarten J IJzerman
OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this study is to determine the current use of lung cancer diagnostic procedures in two large hospitals in the Netherlands, to explore deviations in guideline adherence between the hospitals, and to estimate the budget impact of the diagnostic work-up as well as the over- and underutilization. MATERIALS & METHODS: A state transition model for the diagnostic pathway for lung cancer patients was developed using existing clinical practice guidelines (CPG) combined with a systematic literature...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212411/geriatric-traumatic-brain-injury-epidemiology-outcomes-knowledge-gaps-and-future-directions
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Raquel C Gardner, Kristen Dams-O'Connor, Molly Rose Morrissey, Geoffrey Manley
This review of the literature on traumatic brain injury (TBI) in older adults focuses on incident TBI sustained in older adulthood ("geriatric TBI") rather than on the separate, but related, topic of older adults with a history of earlier-life TBI. We describe the epidemiology of geriatric TBI, the impact of comorbidities and pre-injury function on TBI risk and outcomes, diagnostic testing, management issues, outcomes, and critical directions for future research. The highest incidence of TBI-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths occur in older adults...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208355/usage-of-prophylactic-cranial-irradiation-in-elderly-patients-with-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Ronald A M Damhuis, Suresh Senan, Jose S Belderbos
BACKGROUND: Prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) reduces the risk of overt brain metastases in patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) and is currently recommended in guidelines for both limited and extensive disease. Given the concerns about the greater frequency of neurologic side effects in elderly patients, we studied the association among age, PCI usage, and survival for SCLC patients in the Netherlands. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from the Netherlands Cancer Registry for patients diagnosed with SCLC from 2009 to 2013 were queried...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207432/-sonography-of-the-optic-nerve-a-new-bedside-tool-in-intensive-care
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Christopher Hohmann, Konrad R Koch, Roman Pfister, Guido Michels
History and clinical findings Here, we present the case history of a 76-year old man with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest due to a cardiogenic shock and a consecutive no-flow-time of approximately 10 minutes. After 25 minutes of resuscitation procedures a spontaneous return of circulation could be established. The patient was admitted to our center for emergency coronary angiography. After coronary stenting the patient was admitted to our intensive care unit and treated in accordance with the guidelines on cardiogenic shock due to myocardial infarction...
December 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206482/brain-circuits-and-neurochemical-systems-in-essential-tremor-insights-into-current-and-future-pharmacotherapeutic-approaches
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Sara M Schaefer, Ana Vives Rodriguez, Elan D Louis
There are few medications that are available for the treatment of essential tremor (ET) and they are only moderately effective. Areas covered: Data were obtained from a PubMed search. Original articles, review articles, and clinical guidelines were included. Two disease models for ET have been proposed: 1) the olivary model, which attributes ET to a pathological pacemaker in the inferior olivary nucleus, and 2) the cerebellar degeneration model, which postulates that ET originates in the cerebellum and could be related to deficient or abnormal Purkinje cell (PC) output...
December 5, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204521/factors-influencing-the-utilization-of-prophylactic-cranial-irradiation-in-patients-with-limited-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Benjamin H Lok, Jennifer Ma, Amanda Foster, Carmen A Perez, Weiji Shi, Zhigang Zhang, Bob T Li, Charles M Rudin, Andreas Rimner, Abraham J Wu
Purpose: Brain metastases are common in patients with limited-stage small cell lung cancer (LS-SCLC) due to the inability of most chemotherapeutics to penetrate the blood-brain barrier. Prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) is therefore recommended for use in patients with a good response to concurrent chemoradiotherapy. However, PCI is not always delivered; therefore, we investigated the reasons for PCI omission in patients who underwent therapy with curative intent. Methods and materials: We retrospectively reviewed all patients with LS-SCLC who were treated with curative intent at our institution...
October 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203307/a-method-of-managing-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-absence-of-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-the-ice-protocol
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Peter Hendrickson, Jim Pridgeon, Nancy Temkin, Sureyya Dikmen, Walter Videtta, Gustavo Petroni, Silvia Lujan, Nahuel Guadagnoli, Zulma Urbina, Perla Blanca Pahnke, Daniel Godoy, Gustavo Pinero, Freddy Sandi Lora, Sergio Aguilera, Andres Rubiano, Caridad Soler Morejon, Manuel Jibaja, Hubiel Lopez, Ricardo Romero, Kelley Chaddock, Randall M Chesnut
BACKGROUND: Severe TBI (sTBI) is a significant global health problem disproportionately affecting Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs). Management of intracranial hypertension in sTBI is crucial to survival and optimal recovery. High Income Country practitioners routinely use Intracranial Pressure (ICP) monitors although their utility has been questioned. ICP monitors are usually unavailable in LMICs. No consensus based/tested protocols or literature exists for sTBI treatment without ICP monitoring...
December 1, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200119/pediatric-brain-tumors
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Mai Dang, Peter C Phillips
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article describes the most common pediatric brain tumors and highlights recent developments in their diagnosis and treatment strategies. RECENT FINDINGS: We are in the midst of a molecular era for pediatric brain tumors. Genetic and epigenetic profiling of tumors has impacted their diagnosis, allowing for the subgrouping of heterogeneous tumor groups and leading to the complete renaming of some tumor types. These advances are reflected in the new 2016 World Health Organization classification...
December 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200117/common-histologically-benign-tumors-of-the-brain
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Roy E Strowd, Jaishri O Blakeley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As a group, benign tumors account for the majority of primary neoplasms affecting the central nervous system (CNS). This article reviews the epidemiology, clinical presentation, neuroimaging features, and management of the most common of these tumors: meningiomas, schwannomas, and pituitary adenomas. RECENT FINDINGS: Awareness of the most common nonmalignant tumors of the CNS and their management guidelines is important as many of these tumors are managed conservatively, with neurologists playing a primary role in both surveillance and symptom management...
December 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198819/a-day-in-the-life-of-mri-the-variety-and-appropriateness-of-exams-being-performed-in-canada
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Sonia Vanderby, Andreea Badea, Juan Nicolás Peña Sánchez, Neil Kalra, Paul Babyn
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the volumes and types of magnetic resonance imaging exams being performed across Canada, common indications for the exams, and exam appropriateness using multiple evaluation tools. METHODS: Thirteen academic medical institutions across Canada participated. Data were obtained relating to a single common day, October 1, 2014. Patient demographics, type by anatomic region and indication for imaging were analysed. Each exam was assessed for appropriateness via the Canadian Association of Radiologists Referral Guidelines and the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria...
November 30, 2017: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Journal L'Association Canadienne des Radiologistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198588/how-much-is-enough-can-resting-state-fmri-provide-a-demarcation-for-neurosurgical-resection-in-glioma
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Diana C Ghinda, Jin-Song Wu, Niall W Duncan, Georg Northoff
This study represents a systematic review of the insights provided by resting state functional MRI (rs-fMRI) use in the glioma population. Following PRISMA guidelines, 45 studies were included in the review and were classified in glioma-related neuronal changes (n=28) and eloquent area localization (n=17). Despite the heterogeneous nature of the studies, there is considerable evidence of diffuse functional reorganization occurring in the setting of gliomas with local and interhemispheric functional connectivity alterations involving different functional networks...
November 30, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197200/conscious-attention-defect-and-inhibitory-control-deficit-in-parkinson-s-disease-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-comparison-study-with-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment-multiple-domain
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Davide Maria Cammisuli, Marco Timpano Sportiello
BACKGROUND: Frontal/executive dysfunction commonly occurs in Parkinso's disease - Mild Cognitive Impairment (PD-MCI patients). However, to date, the number of studies comparing PD-MCI and MCI patients of other etiologies are too small. The present study aims at clarifying the attention/working memory and executive dysfunction of PD-MCI patients in comparison to amnestic MCI multiple domain patients with first extended then abbreviated structural brain changes suggesting preclinical Alzheimer's Disease...
December 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
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