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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730326/infectious-diseases-causing-autonomic-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Francisco Javier Carod Artal
OBJECTIVES: To review infectious diseases that may cause autonomic dysfunction. METHODS: Review of published papers indexed in medline/embase. RESULTS: Autonomic dysfunction has been reported in retrovirus (human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), human T-lymphotropic virus), herpes viruses, flavivirus, enterovirus 71 and lyssavirus infections. Autonomic dysfunction is relatively common in HIV-infected patients and heart rate variability is reduced even in early stages of infection...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724204/gait-and-balance-impairment-after-acute-methanol-poisoning
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Kamila Peterová, Hana Brožová, Jiří Klempíř, Irena Lišková, Ondřej Bezdíček, Petr Ridzoň, Manuela Vaněčková, Sergej Zakharov, Daniela Pelclová, Michal Miovský, Evžen Růžička
Neurological sequelae including gait impairment were reported in survivors after methanol intoxication; however, no systematic study has been published so far. We aimed to analyse gait and balance impairment in a group of Czech methanol poisoning survivors. We examined 43 patients (age 46±13 years) 2-8 months after methanol poisoning and 43 healthy controls. Investigations contained a shortened version of Falls Efficacy Scale (FES), clinical tests of gait and balance including Timed Up and Go test (TUG) and gait analysis using GaitRite(®) system, neurological and neuropsychological examination, brain imaging, EMG and tests of alcohol consumption...
July 19, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724059/screening-tests-for-distal-symmetrical-polyneuropathy-in-latin-american-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Nicolás Gómez-Banoy, Virginia Cuevas, Fernando Soler, Maria Fernanda Pineda, Ismena Mockus
Objective: This cross sectional study intended to evaluate two bedside tests (Neuropad and VibraTip) as screening tools for distal symmetrical polyneuropathy (DSPN) in Latin American patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). Subjects and methods: Ninety-three Colombian patients diagnosed with T2D were recruited. Anthropometric variables, glycemic control parameters, lipid profile and renal function were assessed for each patient. DSPN was defined by a Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument (MNSI) clinical score greater than 2...
July 13, 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719457/regional-anesthesia-in-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
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Werner Ten Hoope, Marjolein Looije, Philipp Lirk
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to summarize recent relevant literature regarding regional anesthesia in the diabetic neuropathic patient and formulate recommendations for clinical practice. RECENT FINDINGS: Diabetic neuropathic nerves, but not nerves of diabetic patients per se, exhibit complex functional changes. As a result, they seem more sensitive to local anesthetics, and are more difficult to stimulate. When catheters are used postoperatively, diabetes is an independent risk factor for infection...
July 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719236/applying-an-artificial-neural-network-model-for-developing-a-severity-score-for-patients-with-hereditary-amyloid-polyneuropathy
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Shenia Novis, Felipe Machado, Victor B Costa, Debora Foguel, Marcia W Cruz, José Manoel de Seixas
Hereditary (familial) amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) is a systemic disease that includes a sensorimotor polyneuropathy related to transthyretin (TTR) mutations. So far, a scale designed to classify the severity of this disease has not yet been validated. This work proposes the implementation of an artificial neural network (ANN) in order to develop a severity scale for monitoring the disease progression in FAP patients. In order to achieve this goal, relevant symptoms and laboratory findings were collected from 98 Brazilian patients included in THAOS - the Transthyretin Amyloidosis Outcomes Survey...
July 18, 2017: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717090/delayed-polyneuropathy-induced-by-organophosphate-poisoning
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Shunsuke Kobayashi, Reiko Okubo, Yoshikazu Ugawa
An 89-year-old man attempted suicide by ingesting a pesticide (trichlorfon). After surviving the initial critical period in the intensive care unit, he developed rapidly progressive distal weakness and sensory disturbance. Electrophysiological examinations revealed sensory motor axonal polyneuropathy. Delayed polyneuropathy is a rare manifestation of organophosphate poisoning. Nerve conduction studies play an important role in the diagnosis of this rare clinical condition.
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716288/uric-acid-levels-correlate-with-the-severity-of-diabetic-sensorimotor-polyneuropathy
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Alon Abraham, Ari Breiner, Carolina Barnett, Hans D Katzberg, Leif E Lovblom, Bruce A Perkins, Vera Bril
INTRODUCTION: Diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSP) is the most frequent complication in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), and is associated with age, DM duration, and HbA1c levels. In addition, higher uric acid (UA) levels are reported in patients with DSP. OBJECTIVES: To explore whether UA levels correlate with DSP severity. METHODS: We extracted the demographic data, clinical history, neurological and electrophysiological examinations and laboratory findings of 115 patients diagnosed with DSP from January 2012 to December 2015...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714395/five-decades-of-cuprizone-an-updated-model-to-replicate-demyelinating-diseases
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Jose M Vega-Riquer, Gerardo Mendez-Victoriano, Raul A Morales-Luckie, Oscar Gonzalez-Perez
Multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, peripheral nerve polyneuropathy and others comprise a group of demyelinating diseases characterized by progressive (and eventually irreversible) loss of oligodendrocytes and myelin sheaths in the white matter of the brain. To date, the etiology of these disorders is not well known and no effective treatments are currently available. Therefore, further research is needed to gain a better understand and treat these patients. To accomplish this goal, it is necessary to have appropriate animal models that closely resemble the pathophysiology of these diseases...
July 17, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710923/diagnostic-utility-of-distal-nerve-conduction-studies-and-sural-near-nerve-needle-recording-in-polyneuropathy
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Mustafa Aykut Kural, Páll Karlsson, Kirsten Pugdahl, Baris Isak, Anders Fuglsang-Frederiksen, Hatice Tankisi
OBJECTIVE: The electrodiagnosis of polyneuropathy (PNP) may benefit from examination using near-nerve needle technique (NNT) and from inclusion of distal nerves. This study compared the diagnostic utility of distal nerve conduction studies (NCS) and NNT recording. METHODS: Bilateral NNT and surface recording of the sural nerve and surface recording of the dorsal sural and medial plantar nerves were prospectively done in 91 patients with clinically suspected PNP...
June 27, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708133/autoantibodies-in-chronic-inflammatory-neuropathies-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-implications
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REVIEW
Luis Querol, Jérôme Devaux, Ricard Rojas-Garcia, Isabel Illa
The chronic inflammatory neuropathies (CINs) are rare, very disabling autoimmune disorders that generally respond well to immune therapies such as intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg). The most common forms of CIN are chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP), multifocal motor neuropathy, and polyneuropathy associated with monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance. The field of CIN has undergone a major advance with the identification of IgG4 autoantibodies directed against paranodal proteins in patients with CIDP...
July 14, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694632/late-onset-familial-amyloidotic-polyneuropathy-with-bence-jones-proteinuria-and-cardiomyopathy
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Sira Carrasco García de León, Amalia Hernández González, Carmen Orellana Alonso, Laura Burriel Lobo
Familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy is a genetically determined disease characterized by deposition of an anomalous transthyretin. A high index of suspicion is needed for this multisymptomatic and lethal disease to be diagnosed. The patient was a 70-year-old male examined due to hypesthesia in the hands and feet, plus difficulty walking. A neurophysiological study delivered the diagnosis of axonal sensorimotor polyneuropathy. He later developed cardiac symptoms and diarrhea. Urine laboratory analyses revealed a monoclonal spike of light chains (kappa)...
July 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694620/nonalcoholic-wernicke-s-encephalopathy-a-retrospective-study-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-northern-india
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Irfan Ahmad Shah, Ravouf Parvaiz Asimi, Yuman Kawoos, Maqbool Wani, Tahir Saleem, Waqas Nabi Baba
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the demographic features, clinical presentation, and management and outcome of fifty cases of nonalcoholic Wernicke's encephalopathy from a tertiary care hospital of a region with reported incidence of thiamine deficiency disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective study, fifty adult cases of Wernicke's encephalopathy were analyzed. The diagnosis of Wernicke's encephalopathy was made according to the European federation of neurological societies guidelines 2010...
July 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694072/acquired-equine-polyneuropathy-of-nordic-horses-a-conspicuous-inclusion-body-schwannopathy
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S Hanche-Olsen, K Matiasek, J Molín, M Rosati, C Hahn, K Hultin Jäderlund, G Gröndahl
Acquired equine polyneuropathy (AEP), formerly also known as Scandinavian knuckling syndrome, is one of the most prevalent polyneuropathies in equids in Norway and Sweden, with more than 400 cases registered since first observations in 1995. Despite geographical clustering and an association to forage feeding, its aetiology remains unknown. Clinically AEP is characterized by knuckling due to dysfunction of metatarsophalangeal extensor muscles. This neuropathological study aimed to gain further insights in the pathobiology of AEP and its underlying aetiopathogenesis...
June 16, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694071/first-clinical-and-genetic-description-of-a-family-diagnosed-with-late-onset-pompe-disease-from-costa-rica
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Gabriel Torrealba-Acosta, María Consuelo Rodríguez-Roblero, Sixto Bogantes-Ledezma, Kenneth Carazo-Céspedes, Claude Desnuelle
Glycogen storage disease type II, also known as Pompe disease, is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by deficiency of enzymatic activity of acid alpha-glucosidase. The wide phenotypical variation of this disease relates to the amount of residual enzymatic activity depending on the combination of mutations on each allele. We confirmed Pompe disease in a patient that presented with progressive weakness, recurrent episodes of respiratory failure associated with pneumonia, a predominantly demyelinating mixed sensorimotor polyneuropathy and paraspinal complex repetitive discharges...
June 20, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690947/autoamputation-and-polyneuropathy-in-mixed-connective-tissue-disorder-a-case-report
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Syeda Naqvi, Vikash Talib, Razia Aijaz, Zeeshan Ali, Shehroz Bashir, Syed Masroor Ahmad, Shabnam Naveed
Mixed connective tissue disorder (MCTD) is a multisystem disease with overlapping features of other autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), myositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma. MCTD presents with a distinctive antibody in serum known as U1-ribonucleoprotein (RNP). MCTD is quite rare as compared to other connective tissue disorders like SLE, systemic sclerosis, dermatomyositis, and polymyositis. We describe a case of MCTD in a young Asian female of 30 year old. This case highlights rare co-existence of polyneuropathy and autoamputation in MCTD disorder...
June 5, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688623/neuropsychiatric-debut-as-a-presentation-of-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-an-atypical-clinical-case-and-literature-review
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Dinesh Sangroula, Richard Durrance, Shirshak Bhattarai, Thambirajah Nandakumar
INTRODUCTION: Guillain Barré Syndrome (GBS) is an acute immune-mediated polyneuropathy most frequently presenting two to four weeks after an acute mild-moderately severe infection as progressive muscular weakness of the lower limbs extending proximally with dysreflexia and autonomic dysfunction. While GBS is typically believed to be isolated to the Peripheral Nervous System, Central Nervous System (CNS) and psychiatric manifestations as a sequela of the disease have been described in different imaging and clinical studies...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685493/peripheral-neuropathy-episodic-rhabdomyolysis-and-hypoparathyroidism-in-a-patient-with-mitochondrial-trifunctional-protein-deficiency
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Peter van Vliet, Annelies E Berden, Mojca K M van Schie, Jaap A Bakker, Christian Heringhaus, Irenaeus F M de Coo, Mirjam Langeveld, Marielle A Schroijen, M Sesmu Arbous
A combination of unexplained peripheral neuropathy, hypoparathyroidism, and the inability to cope with metabolic stress could point to a rare inborn error of metabolism, such as mitochondrial trifunctional protein (MTP) deficiency.Here, we describe a 20-year-old woman who was known since childhood with axonal motor sensory polyneuropathy of unknown origin. She presented with progressive dyspnoea, and increased muscle weakness, preceded by 6 days of fever, vomiting, and diarrhoea. Laboratory testing showed rhabdomyolysis, and hypocalcaemia with low parathyroid levels...
July 7, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682981/risk-factors-of-delayed-onset-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-in-chronically-critically-ill-patients
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Gloria-Beatrice Wintermann, Jenny Rosendahl, Kerstin Weidner, Bernhard Strauß, Katja Petrowski
The main aim of this study was to investigate factors associated with a delayed-onset posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after the intensive care unit (ICU) treatment of patients with a chronic critical illness (CCI). Patients (n = 97) with critical illness polyneuropathy or critical illness myopathy were interviewed via the Structured Clinical Interview for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition. The diagnosis of the acute stress disorder was assessed within 1 month (t1), the diagnosis of PTSD at 3 (t2) and 6 (t3) months after transfer from the acute care ICU to the post-acute ICU...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682959/paraneoplastic-neuropathies
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Jean-Christophe Antoine, Jean-Philippe Camdessanché
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review recent advances in paraneoplastic neuropathies with emphasis on their definition, different forms and therapeutic development. RECENT FINDINGS: A strict definition of definite paraneoplastic neuropathies is necessary to avoid confusion. With carcinoma, seronegative sensory neuronopathies and neuronopathies and anti-Hu and anti-CV2/Contactin Response Mediator Protein 5 antibodies are the most frequent. With lymphomas, most neuropathies occur with monoclonal gammopathy including AL amyloidosis, Polyneuropathy-Organomegaly-Endocrinopathy-M component-Skin changes (POEMS) syndrome, type I cryoglobulinemia and antimyelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG) neuropathies and Waldenström's disease...
July 5, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681756/familial-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-a-case-report-with-literature-review
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Binod Sarmah, Narayan Upadhyaya
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is the most common acute immune-mediated polyneuropathy characterized by symmetrical weakness of limbs and hyporeflexia or areflexia. Familial occurrence of GBS is rare, and only 42 patients from 20 families have been reported so far. Majority of them are from European countries. Familial occurrences do suggest the involvement of some as yet unidentified genetic susceptibility factors. We report the clinical and detailed electrophysiological findings of three affected brothers from Arunachal Pradesh who presented with possible familial GBS...
July 2017: Neurology India
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