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W Ilg, M Branscheidt, A Butala, P Celnik, L de Paola, F B Horak, L Schöls, H A G Teive, A P Vogel, D S Zee, D Timmann
The purpose of this consensus paper is to review electrophysiological abnormalities and to provide a guideline of neurophysiological assessments in cerebellar ataxias. All authors agree that standard electrophysiological methods should be systematically applied in all cases of ataxia to reveal accompanying peripheral neuropathy, the involvement of the dorsal columns, pyramidal tracts and the brainstem. Electroencephalography should also be considered, although findings are frequently non-specific. Electrophysiology helps define the neuronal systems affected by the disease in an individual patient and to understand the phenotypes of the different types of ataxia on a more general level...
April 14, 2018: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649992/protocol-for-promoting-recovery-optimization-of-walking-activity-in-stroke-prowalks-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Henry Wright, Tamara Wright, Ryan T Pohlig, Scott E Kasner, Jonathan Raser-Schramm, Darcy Reisman
BACKGROUND: Stroke survivors are more physically inactive than even the most sedentary older adults, and low activity is associated with increased risk of recurrent stroke, medical complications, and mortality. We hypothesize that the combination of a fast walking intervention that improves walking capacity, with a step activity monitoring program that facilitates translation of gains from the clinic to the "real-world", would generate greater improvements in real world walking activity than with either intervention alone...
April 12, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623858/cognitive-rehabilitation-of-cerebellar-deficits
#3
Hiroshi Mitoma, Peter Marien, Kim van Dun, Frank Van Overwalle, Mario Manto
During the past 3 decades numerous neurophysiological, neuroimaging, experimental and clinical studies have evidenced a crucial role for the cerebellum in cognitive, affective and behavioral functions. As a result of the acknowledged modulatory role of the cerebellum upon remote structures such as the cerebral cortex, cerebellar injury may give rise to a constellation of behavioral, affective and cognitive symptoms (Schmahmann's Syndrome). In sharp contrast to the wide range of therapeutic interventions to treat cognitive and affective disorders following cerebral cortical lesions and despite the consequences of Schmahmann's syndrome upon daily life activities, the literature is surprisingly only scantly documented with studies investigating the impact of cognitive therapies on cerebellar induced cognitive and affective disorders...
April 3, 2018: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601222/effects-of-dance-based-movement-therapy-on-balance-gait-and-psychological-functions-in-severe-cerebellar-ataxia-a-case-study
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Yong-Gwan Song, Young-Uk Ryu, Seung-Jin Im, Ye-Seung Lee, Jin-Hoon Park
PURPOSE: Individuals in the later stages of cerebellar ataxia usually experience serious balance and immobility problems. Currently, there is a lack of adequate rehabilitative programs for individuals with severe cerebellar ataxia that can help improve ataxia-related motor impairment. The purpose of the present study was to explore the potential physiotherapeutic benefits of partnered dance on balance, motor functions, and psychological well-being in an individual demonstrating severe cerebellar ataxia symptoms...
March 30, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588240/superficial-temporal-artery-superior-cerebellar-artery-bypass-with-anterior-petrosectomy-technical-case-report
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Masaaki Hokari, Katsuyuki Asaoka, Daisuke Shimbo, Kazuki Uchida, Koji Itamoto
BACKGROUND: Superficial temporal artery (STA) -to- superior cerebellar artery (SCA) bypass is associated with a relatively high risk of surgical complications, such as hematoma and/or edema caused by temporal lobe retraction. Therefore, the right side is typically used to avoid retraction of the left temporal lobe. In this report, we present a case of left STA-SCA bypass with anterior petrosectomy to avoid retraction of dominant side temporal lobe and describe the surgical technique in detail...
March 24, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556411/the-combined-effect-of-cranial-nerve-non-invasive-neuromodulation-with-high-intensity-physiotherapy-on-gait-and-balance-in-a-patient-with-cerebellar-degeneration-a-case-report
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Andisheh Bastani, L Eduardo Cofré Lizama, Maryam Zoghi, Grant Blashki, Stephen Davis, Andrew H Kaye, Fary Khan, Mary P Galea
Background: Cranial-nerve non-invasive neuromodulation (CN-NINM) using the portable neuromodulation stimulator (PoNS™) device has been proposed as a novel adjuvant intervention to improve efficacy of gait and balance. This device modulates input and output signals during motor tasks which prompts neuroplastic changes. In this study, we investigated the efficacy of physiotherapy using the PoNS™ in a case with cerebellar degeneration. Case presentation: The PoNS™ was used during a high-intensity physiotherapy programme delivered over 2 weeks (2 × 1...
2018: Cerebellum & Ataxias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540894/evidence-of-cognitive-flexibility-deficits-and-impaired-emotion-regulation-in-childhood-survivors-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-findings-from-task-switching-study
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Amara Gul, Sadia Zafar
The objective of the current study was to compare cognitive flexibility and emotion regulation between childhood survivors of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) and healthy control subjects. Twenty-five childhood survivors of ALL treated with intrathecal chemotherapy between 2013 to 2016 from Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, Children Hospital and Jinnah Hospital Lahore and twenty-five healthy demographically matched children (control group) participated in the study. Participants performed task switching experiment as a measure of cognitive flexibility and emotion regulation questionnaire for children and adolescents...
March 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500687/the-use-of-goal-attainment-scaling-gas-in-the-rehabilitation-of-ataxic-patients
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Ender Ayvat, Özge Onursal Kılınç, Fatma Ayvat, Gülşah Sütçü, Muhammed Kılınç, Songül Aksoy, Sibel Aksu Yıldırım
The aim of this study was to formulate an exercise program according to GAS, an approach that reflects the patients' point of view and expectations and investigate the effects of this program in ataxia rehabilitation. This study was designed as an assessor-blinded, single-group trial, and 24 patients with cerebellar ataxia were included. Treatment goals, postural control, disease severity, and daily living activities were assessed pre- and post-treatment using the Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS), the Sensory Organization Test (SOT), the International Cooperative Ataxia Rating Scale (ICARS), and the Barthel Index (BI), respectively...
March 2, 2018: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468104/cerebellar-stroke-occupational-therapy-and-physical-therapy-management-from-intensive-care-unit-to-outpatient-a-case-report
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Christopher M Wilson, Christina L Mitchell, Katherine M Hebert
Cerebellar stroke increases the risk of extensive physical disability and long-term institutionalization. The purpose of this case report is to describe the 14-month longitudinal rehabilitation management and outcomes from the intensive care unit, inpatient rehabilitation unit and outpatient care of a patient after cerebellar stroke. A goal of this case report is to provide rehabilitation clinicians with a long-term perspective and understanding of the course of recovery for a patient after cerebellar cerebrovascular accident or related injury...
December 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465035/-insufficient-ct-scan-in-visualizing-an-intracerebral-parenchymal-damage-in-a-six-month-old-boy
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Louise Kollander Jakobsen, Jacob Madsen, Maria Terase F Simonsen, Søren Kjærgaard
A six-month-old boy fell over, and a crochet hook penetrated his skin underneath his left eye. The hook was removed, and an emergency physician found a Glasgow Coma Scale score of 6-7. A CT scan showed no cerebral or ophthalmic injury. However, the patient was persistently apathic with head- and gaze direction towards the left and a facial nerve palsy. An MRI showed a linear intracerebral lesion stretching through pons into the cerebellar vermis. The patient had neuropaediatric rehabilitation and recovered fully within months...
February 12, 2018: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449518/-the-efficacy-of-percutaneous-transluminal-angioplasty-and-stenting-for-traumatic-vertebral-artery-dissection-due-to-cervical-vertebral-fracture
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Misato Kawaguchi, Kouhei Nii, Kimiya Sakamoto, Kanae Kawahara, Ritsurou Inoue, Fumihiro Hiraoka, Yusuke Morinaga, Takafumi Mitsutake, Hayatsura Hanada, Masanori Tsutsumi
A 73-year-old man was admitted at another hospital after a traffic accident. The diagnosis was cervical vertebral fracture. Despite conservative treatment, 5 days later he manifested dysarthria due to cerebellar infarction and was transferred to our hospital. Imaging studies revealed right vertebral arterial dissection at the level of the axial fracture. We performed percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stenting to address his subacute vertebral artery dissection prior to treating the cervical vertebral fracture using external fixation...
February 2018: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440566/comprehensive-systematic-review-summary-treatment-of-cerebellar-motor-dysfunction-and-ataxia-report-of-the-guideline-development-dissemination-and-implementation-subcommittee-of-the-american-academy-of-neurology
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Theresa A Zesiewicz, George Wilmot, Sheng-Han Kuo, Susan Perlman, Patricia E Greenstein, Sarah H Ying, Tetsuo Ashizawa, S H Subramony, Jeremy D Schmahmann, K P Figueroa, Hidehiro Mizusawa, Ludger Schöls, Jessica D Shaw, Richard M Dubinsky, Melissa J Armstrong, Gary S Gronseth, Kelly L Sullivan
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review evidence regarding ataxia treatment. METHODS: A comprehensive systematic review was performed according to American Academy of Neurology methodology. CONCLUSIONS: For patients with episodic ataxia type 2, 4-aminopyridine 15 mg/d probably reduces ataxia attack frequency over 3 months (1 Class I study). For patients with ataxia of mixed etiology, riluzole probably improves ataxia signs at 8 weeks (1 Class I study)...
March 6, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425940/rehabilitation-course-and-specification-of-dysmetria-of-a-patient-with-ataxia-dysmetria-and-hemiparesis-following-a-stroke-in-the-corona-radiata-a-case-presentation
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Monir Mohar, Kosandra Hartman, Bronwyn Long, Peter Lee, Adrian Didita, Eric L Altschuler
We present a case of a patient with ataxia, dysmetria and hemiparesis following a stroke in the corona radiata. The patient had an excellent clinical course with near resolution of symptoms in two and a half weeks, and returned and back to work fully duty and full-time a couple of weeks later. We use a video of severeal neurological tests to demonstrate and characterize the dysmetria. Interestingly, a key characteristic of the dysmetria appears to be different from that seen in patients with dysmetria arising from a cerebellar, thalamic or pontine lesion...
February 6, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400912/classic-block-design-pseudo-resting-state-fmri-changes-after-a-neurorehabilitation-program-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Deborah Pareto, Jaume Sastre-Garriga, Juli Alonso, Ingrid Galán, Maria Jesus Arévalo, Marta Renom, Xavier Montalban, Àlex Rovira
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to assess changes in the resting-state networks (RSNs) of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) after a cognitive rehabilitation program (CRP), by retrospectively analyzing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies using the classical block design. METHODS: Fifteen patients with MS (2 primary progressive, 3 relapsing-remitting, 10 secondary progressive) were scanned before and after the CRP on a 1.5T MRI scanner...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386274/efficacy-of-balance-and-eye-movement-exercises-for-persons-with-multiple-sclerosis-beems
#15
Jeffrey R Hebert, John R Corboy, Timothy Vollmer, Jeri E Forster, Margaret Schenkman
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a multifaceted vestibular-related rehabilitation program (Balance and Eye-Movement Exercises for Persons with Multiple Sclerosis; BEEMS) improves balance in persons with MS and whether there are differences in outcomes based on brainstem/cerebellar lesion involvement. METHODS: A 2-arm, examiner-blinded, stratified (involvement vs no involvement of brainstem/cerebellar structures), randomized controlled trial was implemented. Eighty-eight participants were allocated to BEEMS or no treatment control...
January 31, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354568/anatomical-correlates-of-neuropsychological-deficits-among-patients-with-the-cerebellar-stroke
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Min A Shin, Oak Tae Park, Joon-Ho Shin
Objective: To investigate the anatomical correlates of the neuropsychological deficits in patients with the cerebellar stroke. Methods: We screened patients who were admitted to the National Rehabilitation Center with the cerebellar stroke between October 2012 and November 2016. The patients with the cerebellar stroke who underwent neuropsychological testing for which the Seoul Neuropsychological Screening Battery (SNSB) or the SNSB-II were enrolled. The neuropsychological function capacities were compared in accordance with the stroke type (hemorrhagic vs...
December 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318978/cognitive-impact-of-cerebellar-damage-is-there-a-future-for-cognitive-rehabilitation
#17
Kim van Dun, Frank Van Overwalle, Mario Manto, Peter Marien
During the past 3 decades numerous neurophysiological, neuroimaging, experimental and clinical studies have evidenced a crucial role for the cerebellum in cognitive, affective and behavioral functions. As a result of the acknowledged modulatory role of the cerebellum upon remote structures such as the cerebral cortex, cerebellar injury may give rise to a constellation of behavioral, affective and cognitive symptoms (Schmahmann's Syndrome). In sharp contrast to the wide range of therapeutical interventions to treat cognitive and affective disorders following cerebral cortical lesions and despite the consequences of Schmahmann's syndrome upon daily life activities, the literature is surprisingly only scantly documented with studies investigating the impact of cognitive therapies on cerebellar induced cognitive and affective disorders...
January 10, 2018: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245230/injury-of-the-cortico-ponto-cerebellar-tract-in-a-patient-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-case-report
#18
Sung Ho Jang, Hyeok Gyu Kwon
RATIONALE: We report on a patient with injury of the cortico-ponto-cerebellar tract (CPCT) following mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), diagnosed by diffusion tensor tractography (DTT). PATIENT CONCERNS: A 53-year-old female patient was injured in a car crash. While under treatment at a local medical center for headache, mild motor weakness, and cognitive impairment that developed following the car crash, she fell, hitting her head on the ground, about six weeks after the car crash...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166939/acute-cerebellitis-in-adults-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
A Van Samkar, M N F Poulsen, H P Bienfait, R B Van Leeuwen
BACKGROUND: Acute cerebellitis is a rare disease with the majority of cases described in children. Little is known about the clinical characteristics and outcome in adults. CASE PRESENTATION: A 37-year-old Caucasian woman presented with headache, nausea, and photophobia, and was diagnosed as having a migraine attack. Two days later, she subsequently returned with aggravated headache, dysarthria and horizontal nystagmus. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a swollen cerebellum and hydrocephalus and the patient was diagnosed with acute cerebellitis...
November 22, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143300/effect-of-restraining-the-base-of-support-on-the-other-biomechanical-features-in-patients-with-cerebellar-ataxia
#20
C Conte, Mariano Serrao, L Cuius, A Ranavolo, S Conforto, F Pierelli, L Padua
This study aimed to analyze the biomechanical consequences of reducing the base of support in patients with ataxia. Specifically, we evaluated the spatio-temporal parameters, upper- and lower-body kinematics, muscle co-activation, and energy recovery and expenditure. The gaits of 13 patients were recorded using a motion analysis system in unperturbed and perturbed walking conditions. In the latter condition, patients had to walk using the same step width and speed of healthy controls. The perturbed walking condition featured reduced gait speed, step length, hip and knee range of motion, and energy recovery and increased double support duration, gait variability, trunk oscillation, and ankle joint muscle co-activation...
November 15, 2017: Cerebellum
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