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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166939/acute-cerebellitis-in-adults-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#1
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
#2
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136550/cerebellar-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-improves-adaptive-postural-control
#3
Peter Poortvliet, Billie Hsieh, Andrew Cresswell, Jacky Au, Marcus Meinzer
OBJECTIVE: Rehabilitation interventions contribute to recovery of impaired postural control, but it remains a priority to optimize their effectiveness. A promising strategy may involve transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) of brain areas involved in fine-tuning of motor adaptation. This study explored the effects of cerebellar tDCS (ctDCS) on postural recovery from disturbance by Achilles tendon vibration. METHODS: Twenty-eight healthy volunteers participated in this sham-ctDCS controlled study...
October 20, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119931/extend-pathomechanism-and-clinical-consequences-of-brain-volume-changes-in-anorexia-nervosa
#4
Jochen Seitz, Kerstin Konrad, Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann
INTRODUCTION: Brain volume deficits of grey (GM) and white matter (WM) are often found in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN). However, until recently, little was known about the influencing factors of these brain volume alterations, nor their exact quantification and rehabilitation. METHODS: This review addresses these open questions and further explores what is now known about the underlying pathobiology and the clinical consequences including human studies as well as animal studies mimicking anorexia nervosa in rodents...
November 9, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107746/how-many-deficits-in-the-same-dyslexic-brains-a-behavioural-and-fmri-assessment-of-comorbidity-in-adult-dyslexics
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Laura Danelli, Manuela Berlingeri, Gabriella Bottini, Nunzio A Borghese, Mirko Lucchese, Maurizio Sberna, Cathy J Price, Eraldo Paulesu
Dyslexia can have different manifestations: this has motivated different theories on its nature, on its underlying brain bases and enduring controversies on how to best treat it. The relative weight of the different manifestations has never been evaluated using both behavioural and fMRI measures, a challenge taken here to assess the major systems called into play in dyslexia by different theories. We found that adult well-compensated dyslexics were systematically impaired only in reading and in visuo-phonological tasks, while deficits for other systems (e...
September 22, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095299/rehabilitation-for-a-patient-with-anti-yo-antibody-positive-paraneoplastic-cerebellar-degeneration-caused-by-breast-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Naoki Kato, Goichi Hashida, Kuni Konaka
RATIONALE: Rehabilitation for paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD) has been indicated as necessary. However, there are only a few reports on rehabilitation in PCD. We describe the course of physical and cognitive functions and activities of daily living (ADL) in a patient with PCD and examine the effect of rehabilitation, along with a review of relevant literature. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 42-year-old woman experienced rapid deterioration in cerebellar symptoms and was unable to walk...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021739/effect-of-error-augmentation-on-brain-activation-and-motor-learning-of-a-complex-locomotor-task
#7
Laura Marchal-Crespo, Lars Michels, Lukas Jaeger, Jorge López-Olóriz, Robert Riener
Up to date, the functional gains obtained after robot-aided gait rehabilitation training are limited. Error augmenting strategies have a great potential to enhance motor learning of simple motor tasks. However, little is known about the effect of these error modulating strategies on complex tasks, such as relearning to walk after a neurologic accident. Additionally, neuroimaging evaluation of brain regions involved in learning processes could provide valuable information on behavioral outcomes. We investigated the effect of robotic training strategies that augment errors-error amplification and random force disturbance-and training without perturbations on brain activation and motor learning of a complex locomotor task...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019708/effects-of-long-term-exercise-and-low-level-inhibition-of-gabaergic-synapses-on-motor-control-and-the-expression-of-bdnf-in-the-motor-related-cortex
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Takahiro Inoue, Shuta Ninuma, Masataka Hayashi, Akane Okuda, Tadayoshi Asaka, Hiroshi Maejima
Objectives Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays important roles in neuroplasticity in the brain. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of long-term exercise combined with low-level inhibition of GABAergic synapses on motor control and the expression of BDNF in the motor-related cortex. Methods ICR mice were divided into four groups based on the factors exercise and GABAA receptor inhibition. We administered the GABAA receptor antagonist bicuculline intraperitoneally (0.25 mg/kg)...
October 11, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967438/identification-of-specific-gait-patterns-in-patients-with-cerebellar-ataxia-spastic-paraplegia-and-parkinson-s-disease-a-non-hierarchical-cluster-analysis
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Mariano Serrao, Giorgia Chini, Matteo Bergantino, Diego Sarnari, Carlo Casali, Carmela Conte, Alberto Ranavolo, Christian Marcotulli, Martina Rinaldi, Gianluca Coppola, Fabiano Bini, Francesco Pierelli, Franco Marinozzi
Patients with degenerative neurological diseases such as cerebellar ataxia, spastic paraplegia, and Parkinson's disease often display progressive gait function decline that inexorably impacts their autonomy and quality of life. Therefore, considering the related social and economic costs, one of the most important areas of intervention in neurorehabilitation should be the treatment of gait abnormalities. This study aims to determine whether an entire dataset of gait parameters recorded in patients with degenerative neurological diseases can be clustered into homogeneous groups distinct from each other and from healthy subjects...
September 26, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967311/transpetrosal-approach-to-petro-clival-meningioma
#10
Turki Elarjani, Rakshith Shetty, Harminder Singh, Harley B da Silva, Laligam N Sekhar
A 38-year-old woman had a 3-week gradual onset of right-sided weakness in the upper and lower extremities. MRI showed a large left petro-clival meningioma encasing the basilar and left superior cerebellar artery and compressing the brainstem. A posterior transpetrosal approach, with a left temporal and retrosigmoid craniotomy and mastoidectomy, was performed. The tumor was removed in a gross-total resection with questionable remnants adherent to the brainstem. Intraoperative partial iatrogenic injury to the left oculomotor nerve was repaired with fibrin glue...
October 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940047/epidemiology-of-cerebellar-diseases-and-therapeutic-approaches
#11
REVIEW
Michael S Salman
Diseases involving the cerebellum occur relatively commonly in children and adults around the globe. Many factors influence their epidemiology including geography, ethnicity, consanguinity, and the methodology used to ascertain patients. In addition, reliable epidemiological data rely heavily on accurate disease classification. Continuous advances in genetic research and neuroimaging modalities have resulted in improved understanding of cerebellar diseases and have led to several revisions in their classification...
September 22, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869475/effect-of-attention-training-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-patients-with-subcortical-vascular-changes-the-rehatt-study
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Leonardo Pantoni, Anna Poggesi, Stefano Diciotti, Raffaella Valenti, Stefano Orsolini, Eleonora Della Rocca, Domenico Inzitari, Mario Mascalchi, Emilia Salvadori
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) patients with small vessel disease (SVD) are at high dementia risk. We tested the effects of cognitive rehabilitation in these patients using the Attention Process Training-II (APT-II) program in a single-blinded, randomized clinical trial. METHODS: Patients were randomized to APT-II or standard care and evaluated at baseline, 6, and 12 months with functional, quality of life, cognitive tests, and resting state functional MRI (rsfMRI)...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741720/alteplase-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-after-heparin-reversal-with-protamine-a-case-report-and-review
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Gabriel V Fontaine, Shawn M Smith
Few patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) are eligible for alteplase, especially those receiving ongoing anticoagulation. We describe the first reported case of a patient receiving full-dose intravenous (IV) alteplase for AIS after heparin reversal with protamine. A 73-year-old man presented with AIS. He was treated with IV heparin, tirofiban, loading-dose prasugrel, and aspirin before percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for placement of a right coronary artery stent. One hour following PCI, he abruptly developed left hemiparesis and dysphagia...
July 25, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664015/central-hypoventilation-syndrome-complicated-with-lateral-medullary-infarction-after-endovascular-treatment-of-the-vertebral-artery-dissecting-aneurysm-a-case-report
#14
Katsuhiro Tanaka, Hideki Kanamaru, Atsunori Morikawa, Kenji Kawaguchi
Lateral medullary infarction rarely leads to central hypoventilation syndrome (CHS). CHS is a life-threatening disorder characterized by hypoventilation during sleep. We report the first case of CHS as a complication of lateral medullary infarction after endovascular treatment. A 65-year-old man presented twice with severe headache. Computed tomography revealed subarachnoid hemorrhage and cerebral angiography showed a right vertebral dissecting aneurysm involving the posterior inferior cerebellar artery. After emergent endovascular patent artery occlusion, he developed Wallenberg syndrome and experienced apnea and a conscious disturbance episode due to CHS on postoperative days 6 and 16...
October 2016: NMC case report journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652948/streptococcus-mutans-a-potential-risk-factor-in-recurrent-hemorrhagic-stroke
#15
Tarek R Mansour, Yasaman Alam, Layth Dahbour, Ahmed Alnemari, Mouhammad Jumaa, Jason L Schroeder
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and is responsible for approximately nine percent of all deaths worldwide. Cases of Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans)-induced intracerebral hemorrhage as a result of bloodstream infections have seldom been reported. New reports show that bacteria with specific collagen binding proteins (CBPs), such as the Cnm type produced by S. mutans, may inhibit platelet aggregation and cause bleeding. In this article, we report on a 62-year-old man with a recent history of left frontal intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) who presented to the emergency department after a fall due to suspected seizure while in rehabilitation...
May 19, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627859/use-of-dynamic-movement-orthoses-to-improve-gait-stability-and-trunk-control-in-ataxic-patients
#16
Mariano Serrao, Carlo Casali, Alberto Ranavolo, Silvia Mari, Carmela Conte, Giorgia Chini, Luca Leonardi, Gianluca Coppola, Cherubino DI Lorenzo, Mahmoud Harfoush, Luca Padua, Francesco Pierelli
BACKGROUND: Patients with cerebellar ataxia show increased upper body movements, which have an impact on balance and walking. AIM: In this study, we investigated the effect of using dynamic movement orthoses (DMO), designed as elastic suits, on trunk motion and gait parameters. DESIGN: A longitudinal uncontrolled study. SETTING: Rehabilitative outpatient unit. POPULATION: Eleven patients (seven men, four women; mean age of 49...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588791/synchronous-adie-s-syndrome-and-type-1-antineuronal-nuclear-antibody-anti-hu-related-paraneoplastic-neurological-syndromes-as-predictors-of-complete-response-in-limited-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-case-report
#17
Katherina Bernadette Sreter, Blazenka Barisic, Marija Barisic Kutija, Suzana Kukulj, Miroslav Samarzija
Adie's syndrome (AS) and paraneoplastic sensorimotor neuropathy with cerebellar ataxia (PSN CA) are extremely rare, rapidly progressive, autoimmune diseases associated with the development of antibodies against neuronal-specific Hu proteins that are abnormally expressed in small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). We herein present the unique case of a 55-year-old obese woman, previous heavy smoker, who, during treatment with standard cisplatin-etoposide chemotherapy for limited-stage SCLC, developed simultaneous AS and worsening symptoms consistent with PSN CA that led to significant neurological disability and severe axonal electrophysiological pattern on nerve conduction studies...
June 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562425/rotational-and-collic-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potential-testing-in-normal-developing-children-and-children-with-combined-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
#18
Younes Lotfi, Nima Rezazadeh, Abdollah Moossavi, Hojjat Allah Haghgoo, Reza Rostami, Enayatollah Bakhshi, Faride Badfar, Sedigheh Farokhi Moghadam, Vahid Sadeghi-Firoozabadi, Yousef Khodabandelou
OBJECTIVES: Vestibular dysfunction in childhood can have a major effect on a child's developmental process. Balance function has been reported to be poorer in children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than in their typically developing peers. Due to contradictory available evidence and the paucity of research on vestibular function specifically in children with combined ADHD (cADHD), we designed this aged-matched study to assess vestibular function in children with cADHD...
November 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469001/cerebellar-patients-do-not-benefit-from-cerebellar-or-m1-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-during-force-field-reaching-adaptation
#19
Thomas Hulst, Liane John, Michael Küper, Jos N van der Geest, Sophia L Göricke, Opher Donchin, Dagmar Timmann
Several studies have identified transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) as a potential tool in the rehabilitation of cerebellar disease. Here, we tested whether tDCS could alleviate motor impairments of subjects with cerebellar degeneration. Three groups took part in this study: 20 individuals with cerebellar degeneration, 20 age-matched controls, and 30 young controls. A standard reaching task with force-field perturbations was used to compare motor adaptation among groups and to measure the effect of stimulation of the cerebellum or primary motor cortex (M1)...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422031/the-importance-of-labyrinthine-examination-in-the-prognosis-and-therapy-for-balance-in-spinocerebellar-ataxia
#20
João Henrique Faryniuk, Bianca Simone Zeigelboim, Hélio Afonso Ghizoni Teive, Vinicius Ribas Fo, Paulo Breno Noronha Liberalesso, Jair Mendes Marques
INTRODUCTION: Spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs) are a heterogeneous group of neurodegenerative diseases that are characterized by the presence of progressive cerebellar ataxia. OBJECTIVE: Identify vestibular disorders and demonstrate the importance of labyrinthine examination in the prognosis and therapy for balance in patients with SCAs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study had a retrospective cross-sectional design and evaluated 57 patients, mean age of 41...
April 19, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
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