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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627859/use-of-dynamic-movement-orthoses-to-improve-gait-stability-and-trunk-control-in-ataxic-patients
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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
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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
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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...
May 26, 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
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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: twenty individuals with cerebellar degeneration, twenty age-matched controls and thirty young controls. A standard reaching task with force field-perturbations was used to compare motor adaptation between groups and to measure the effect of stimulation of the cerebellum or primary motor cortex (M1)...
May 3, 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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372326/does-functional-connectivity-provide-a-marker-for-cognitive-rehabilitation-effects-in-alzheimer-s-disease-an-interventional-study
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Sina Ochmann, Martin Dyrba, Michel J Grothe, Elisabeth Kasper, Steffi Webel, Karlheinz Hauenstein, Stefan J Teipel
BACKGROUND: Cognitive rehabilitation (CR) is a cognitive intervention for patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) that aims to maintain everyday competences. The analysis of functional connectivity (FC) in resting-state functional MRI has been used to investigate the effects of cognitive interventions. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the effect of CR on the default mode network FC in a group of patients with mild AD, compared to an active control group. METHODS: We performed a three-month interventional study including 16 patients with a diagnosis of AD...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290743/brain-anatomy-of-symptom-stratification-in-schizophrenia-a-voxel-based-morphometry-study
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Giuseppe Delvecchio, Alessandra Lorandi, Cinzia Perlini, Marco Barillari, Mirella Ruggeri, A Carlo Altamura, Marcella Bellani, Paolo Brambilla
BACKGROUND: Although some Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) studies have investigated the relationship between clinical severity and neuroanatomical alterations in patients with schizophrenia (SCZ), the biological signature associated with illness severity in schizophrenia is still uncertain. Therefore, this study aims to investigate structural brain abnormalities in SCZ, with particular regards to the identification of potential deficits associated with the severity of illness. METHODS: In total, 1...
March 14, 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274722/effects-of-vestibular-rehabilitation-combined-with-transcranial-cerebellar-direct-current-stimulation-in-patients-with-chronic-dizziness-an-exploratory-study
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Satoko Koganemaru, Fumiyuki Goto, Miki Arai, Keitaro Toshikuni, Makoto Hosoya, Takeshi Wakabayashi, Nobuko Yamamoto, Shujiro Minami, Satoshi Ikeda, Katsunori Ikoma, Tatsuya Mima
BACKGROUND: Vestibular rehabilitation is useful to alleviate chronic dizziness in patients with vestibular dysfunction. It aims to induce neuronal plasticity in the central nervous system (especially in the cerebellum) to promote vestibular compensation. Transcranial cerebellar direct current stimulation (tcDCS) reportedly enhances cerebellar function. OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: We investigated whether vestibular rehabilitation partially combined with tcDCS is superior to the use of rehabilitation alone for the alleviation of dizziness...
May 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264544/efficacy-of-bont-a-and-swallowing-treatment-for-oropharyngeal-dysphagia-recovery-in-a-patient-with-lateral-medullary-syndrome-a-case-study
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Irene Battel, Isabella Koch, Federica Biddau, Carla Carollo, Francesco Piccione, Francesca Meneghello, Merico Antonio, Katie Palmer, Rosario Marchese Ragona
BACKGROUND: Wallenberg's syndrome (WS) is known as posterior inferior cerebellar artery syndrome. Dysphagia has been reported from 51% to 94% of the patients, ranging from mild to severe. CASE PRESENTATION: We reported a case of a patient (Male; 52yrs) with WS. MRI showed an intense hypodense area in the dorsolateral part of the ponto-medullary junction. The clinical signs were severe dysphagia, fed by PEG (FOIS 1; PAS 7), sialorrhea, trismus and ataxia. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Dysphagia was treated by botulinum toxin tipe A (BoNT-A), which was injected into the parotid and submandibular salivary glands, temporalis and masseter muscles, cricopharyngeal muscle associated with specific swallowing exercise and food trails...
March 6, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228797/femoral-neck-s-fracture-in-fahr-s-syndrome-case-report
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Marcello Sallì, Antonio D'Arienzo, Mariella Bonanno, Salvatore Morello, Antonino Sanfilippo, Giulia Letizia Mauro, Michele D'Arienzo
Fahr's syndrome, also known as "Bilateral Striopallidodentate Calcinosis" (BSPDC) primitive, is a rare neurological disease characterized by the presence of idiopathic, bilateral, symmetrical and abnormal deposition of calcium in areas of the brain that control movements including the basal ganglia, dentate nuclei of the cerebellum, nuclei of thalamus and semi-oval center. We describe a case of a 76-year-old male patient underwent reduction and fixation of a subtrochanteric fracture with intramedullary nail...
September 2016: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166646/the-meanings-of-physiotherapy-and-exercise-for-people-living-with-progressive-cerebellar-ataxia-an-interpretative-phenomenological-analysis
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Elizabeth Cassidy, Sandra Naylor, Frances Reynolds
PURPOSE: To understand the meanings of exercise and physiotherapy for people living with a progressive cerebellar ataxia. METHOD: An interpretative phenomenological analysis was undertaken with 12 participants (4 women, 8 men) recruited via their membership of a national support group. Semistructured interviews were audiorecorded and transcribed. Data were analyzed using interpretivist methods. RESULTS: Two main themes were constructed. Firstly, participants highly valued building collaborative and supportive long-term therapeutic relationships with expert physiotherapists and were not necessarily looking to improve ataxia-related impairments...
February 6, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160245/lipoprotein-a-hyperlipoproteinemia-as-cause-of-chronic-spinal-cord-ischemia-resulting-in-progressive-myelopathy-successful-treatment-with-lipoprotein-apheresis
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Franz Heigl, Reinhard Hettich, Erich Mauch, Reinhard Klingel, Cordula Fassbender
High concentrations of lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) represent an important independent and causal risk factor associated with adverse outcome in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD). Effective Lp(a) lowering drug treatment is not available. Lipoprotein apheresis (LA) has been proven to prevent cardiovascular events in patients with Lp(a)-hyperlipoproteinemia (Lp(a)-HLP) and progressive CVD. Here we present the course of a male patient with established peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) at the early age of 41 and coronary artery disease (CAD), who during follow-up developed over 2 years a progressive syndrome of cerebellar and spinal cord deficits against the background of multifactorial cardiovascular risk including positive family history of CVD...
March 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137969/cerebellar-m1-connectivity-changes-associated-with-motor-learning-are-somatotopic-specific
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Danny A Spampinato, Hannah J Block, Pablo A Celnik
One of the functions of the cerebellum in motor learning is to predict and account for systematic changes to the body or environment. This form of adaptive learning is mediated by plastic changes occurring within the cerebellar cortex. The strength of cerebellar-to-cerebral pathways for a given muscle may reflect aspects of cerebellum-dependent motor adaptation. These connections with motor cortex (M1) can be estimated as cerebellar inhibition (CBI): a conditioning pulse of transcranial magnetic stimulation delivered to the cerebellum before a test pulse over motor cortex...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118304/cerebellar-mutism-syndrome-cause-and-rehabilitation
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Coriene E Catsman-Berrevoets
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Mutism of cerebellar origin may occur in the context of various causes but is most frequent in children after resection of a large midline cerebellar tumour. In this review, the endeavour to reach a consensus on name and definition of postoperative mutism of cerebellar origin and associated symptoms is highlighted. In addition, progress in understanding of cause and risk factors for the syndrome is discussed as well as the rehabilitation issues. RECENT FINDINGS: Consensus on the term cerebellar mutism syndrome (CMS) has been reached...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093369/rehabilitation-of-the-pontine-ataxia-dysmetria-syndrome
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Stephanie Li, Kasondra Hartman, Krishna Surapaneni, Eric L Altschuler
We present a case of a patient with significant ataxia and dysmetria following a lacunar pontine infarction and review the literature on this uncommon syndrome. The patient had an excellent clinical course with near resolution of symptoms and signs in less than 3 weeks. We illustrate the patient's ataxia and dysmetria with videos and also use the videos to demonstrate and characterize the features of the dysmetria. Interestingly, the characteristics of the dysmetria appear to be different from those seen in patients with dysmetria arising from a cerebellar or thalamic lesion...
January 16, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072702/hypersomnia-due-to-injury-of-the-ventral-ascending-reticular-activating-system-following-cerebellar-herniation-a-case-report
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Sung Ho Jang, Chul Hoon Chang, Young Jin Jung, Hyeok Gyu Kwon
RATIONALE: We report on a patient with hypersomnia who showed injury of the lower ascending reticular activating system (ARAS) following cerebellar herniation due to a cerebellar infarct, detected on diffusion tensor tractography (DTT). PATIENT CONCERNS: A 53-year-old male patient was diagnosed as a left cerebellar infarct, and underwent decompressive suboccipital craniectomy due to brain edema at 2 days after the onset of a cerebellar infarct. Three weeks after onset when the patient started rehabilitation, he showed hypersomnia without impairment of consciousness; he fell asleep most of daytime without external stimulation and showed an abnormal score on the Epworth Sleepiness Scale: 15 (full score: 24, cut off for hypersomnia: 10)...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039539/a-wearable-proprioceptive-stabilizer-for-rehabilitation-of-limb-and-gait-ataxia-in-hereditary-cerebellar-ataxias-a-pilot-open-labeled-study
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Luca Leonardi, Maria Gabriella Aceto, Christian Marcotulli, Giuseppe Arcuria, Mariano Serrao, Francesco Pierelli, Paolo Paone, Alessandro Filla, Alessandro Roca, Carlo Casali
The aim of this pilot study is to test the feasibility and effectiveness of a wearable proprioceptive stabilizer that emits focal mechanical vibrations in patients affected by hereditary cerebellar ataxias. Eleven adult patients with a confirmed genetic diagnosis of autosomal dominant spinocerebellar ataxia or Friedreich's ataxia were asked to wear an active device for 3 weeks. Assessments were performed at baseline, after the device use (T1), and 3 weeks after (T2). SARA, 9-HPT, PATA, 6MWT, and spatial and temporal gait parameters, measured with a BTS-G-Walk inertial sensor, were used as study endpoints...
March 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032321/targeting-the-cerebellum-by-noninvasive-neurostimulation-a-review
#18
REVIEW
Kim van Dun, Florian Bodranghien, Mario Manto, Peter Mariën
Transcranial magnetic and electric stimulation of the brain are novel and highly promising techniques currently employed in both research and clinical practice. Improving or rehabilitating brain functions by modulating excitability with these noninvasive tools is an exciting new area in neuroscience. Since the cerebellum is closely connected with the cerebral regions subserving motor, associative, and affective functions, the cerebello-thalamo-cortical pathways are an interesting target for these new techniques...
June 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018198/time-processing-and-motor-control-in-movement-disorders
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REVIEW
Laura Avanzino, Elisa Pelosin, Carmelo M Vicario, Giovanna Lagravinese, Giovanni Abbruzzese, Davide Martino
The subjective representation of "time" is critical for cognitive tasks but also for several motor activities. The neural network supporting motor timing comprises: lateral cerebellum, basal ganglia, sensorimotor and prefrontal cortical areas. Basal ganglia and associated cortical areas act as a hypothetical "internal clock" that beats the rhythm when the movement is internally generated. When timing information is processed to make predictions on the outcome of a subjective or externally perceived motor act, cerebellar processing and outflow pathways appear to be primarily involved...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942446/voxel-based-lesion-symptom-mapping-analysis-of-depressive-mood-in-patients-with-isolated-cerebellar-stroke-a-pilot-study
#20
Na Young Kim, Sang Chul Lee, Ji-Cheol Shin, Ji Eun Park, Yong Wook Kim
Post-stroke depression (PSD) is the most common neuropsychological sequela of stroke and occurs in approximately one-third of all stroke survivors. However, there are no well-established predictors of PSD. Depression in stroke patients is correlated with unfavorable outcomes. Meta-analyses of the relationship between PSD and lesion location have yielded contradictory results and have not adequately addressed the impact of cerebellar lesions. Furthermore, other brain regions associated with depression in patients with cerebellar stroke remain a matter of debate...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
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