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Capaccio Pasquale - - 2008
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of botulinum toxin therapy in salivary secretory disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We treated 24 patients with botulinum neurotoxin type A for drooling, salivary fistulas, sialoceles, recurrent parotitis, and Frey's syndrome; each parotid gland and submandibular gland received ...
Devigili Grazia - - 2008
Small fibre neuropathy (SFN), a condition dominated by neuropathic pain, is frequently encountered in clinical practise either as prevalent manifestation of more diffuse neuropathy or distinct nosologic entity. Aetiology of SFN includes pre-diabetes status and immune-mediated diseases, though it remains frequently unknown. Due to their physiologic characteristics, small nerve fibres ...
Khambati Fatema Abbas - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To investigate possible adverse effects of therapeutic usage of corticosteroids on the killing and clearance of M. leprae and the clearance of granuloma, in patients with multibacillary (MB) leprosy. DESIGN: A cohort of 400 untreated MB patients were sub-grouped into those to be treated with corticosteroids (prednisolone 40 mg ...
Vlckova-Moravcova E - - 2008
AIMS: To assess small-fibre involvement in diabetic patients with neuropathic pain. METHODS: Peripheral nerve function was assessed in 30 patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM, n = 24) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT, n = 6), and clinical symptoms of neuropathic pain in the feet, using nerve conduction studies, ...
Chambers W A - - 2008
Although between 85% and 90% of patients with advanced cancer can have their pain well controlled with the use of analgesic drugs and adjuvants, there are some patients who will benefit from an interventional procedure. This includes a variety of nerve blocks and also some neurosurgical procedures. Approximately 8-10% of ...
Visser J - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: We present the electrophysiologic data at baseline of 37 patients who were included in our prospective study on sporadic adult-onset progressive muscular atrophy (PMA). The aim was to correlate electrophysiological signs of lower motor neuron (LMN) loss with clinical signs of LMN loss, and to determine the prognostic value ...
Tschernatsch M - - 2008
Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes (PNS) are often associated with antineuronal autoantibodies and many of them could be identified in the recent years. However, there are still new antineuronal binding patterns with yet unidentified autoantigens. We here describe a new autoantibody associated with paraneoplastic sensorimotor and autonomic neuropathy in a patient with ...
Caliandro P - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Motor conduction velocity may yield false-negative results in mild ulnar nerve entrapment at elbow (UNE). There is evidence that the clinical heterogeneity of UNE may be due to the different involvement of fascicles. We hypothesized that, if fibres to FDI are more damaged than fibres to ADM, a relative ...
Zara G - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Recent studies confirmed a high incidence of sensory axonal neuropathy in patients treated with different doses of thalidomide. The study's aims were to measure variations in sural nerve sensory action potential (SAP) amplitude in patients with refractory cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) treated with thalidomide and use these findings to ...
Ortiz-Corredor Fernando - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical and electrophysiological evolution of a group of patients diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) who have not undergone any type of treatment (injections, braces or surgery). METHODS: Clinical and electrophysiological monitoring was done consecutively in a series of patients who were admitted with a diagnosis ...
Minde J - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: A family with neurological findings similar to hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type V having a point mutation in the nerve growth factor beta (NGFB) gene was recently described. The homozygous genotype gives disabling symptoms. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the symptoms in heterozygous patients. ...
Jackson Michael W - - 2008
Physiological techniques can be used to detect novel autoantibodies causing alteration of autonomic function after passive transfer to mice. Previously, such antibodies have been detected in patients with type I diabetes mellitus, myasthenia gravis, and Sjogren's syndrome. We now describe a patient with an idiopathic nondiabetic neuropathy with prominent autonomic ...
Chau Vann - - 2008
Congenital axonal neuropathy associated with encephalopathy appears to be very rare. Only a few cases have been reported in the literature. In the last 25 years, we have seen seven patients affected by congenital axonal neuropathy with encephalopathy. Biopsies of their sural nerves revealed axonal atrophy and loss of large-diameter ...
Matejcík V - - 2008
The study presents the results of reconstruction surgery of lesions on n. facialis with n. hypoglossus and n. accessorius performed in our clinic. 10 patients were treated by anastomosis of n. facialis with n. hypoglossus (HFA), 1 patient by anastomosis of n. facialis with n. accessorius (AFA). All operations were ...
Sun P C - - 2008
AIMS: To establish the longitudinal relationship of foot complications to neuropathy based on a 4-year follow-up of diabetic patients stratified by sudomotor dysfunctions. METHODS: One hundred and nineteen Type 2 diabetic patients and 36 non-diabetic subjects were initially registered in the prospective cohort study. Plantar skin temperature and sympathetic skin ...
Kakinoki Ryosuke - - 2008
PURPOSE: We report the treatment of 9 patients with 9 painful neuromas at the tips of the digits using reverse pedicled island flaps containing subcutaneous nerves that were connected to the digital nerve stumps after removal of the neuromas. METHODS: There were 9 patients (7 men and 2 women) with ...
Grosheva Maria - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To compare the prognostic value of electroneurography (ENG) and needle electromyography (EMG) to estimate facial function outcome after acute facial palsy. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study using electrodiagnostic data and medical chart review. METHODS: Two hundred one patients treated 1995 to 2004 were included. Initial and final facial function was ...
Schumacher Reinhard G - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Ophthalmological complications in patients with mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) are clouding of the cornea, glaucoma, optic neuropathy, and degeneration of the retina. These changes may impair visual function to the point of total loss of vision. OBJECTIVE: To document the ophthalmological changes demonstrated by grey-scale US in patients with MPS. MATERIALS ...
Modi Hitesh N - - 2008
Lumbar stenosis is common in patients with achondroplasia because of narrowing of the neural canal. However, it is unclear what causes stenosis, narrowing of the central canal or foramina. We performed a morphometric analysis of the lumbar nerve roots and intervertebral foramen in 17 patients (170 nerve roots and foramina) ...
Bergenheim A Tommy - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Balloon compression of the rootlets behind the trigeminal ganglion for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia has become an increasingly popular method among neurosurgeons. However, the method has recognized complications, including double vision. Although occurring infrequently, diplopia may cause the patient significant disability. To minimize the risk for this complication, ...
Notturno Francesca - - 2008
Three patients developed acute pure sensory ataxic neuropathy. Two of the three patients had a recent Campylobacter jejuni infection. Patient 1 had monospecific IgG anti-GD1b. Patients 2 and 3 had cross-reactive IgG anti-GQ1b and anti-GD1b and patient 2 also had IgG anti-GT1a. Motor nerve conduction studies were completely normal. Sensory ...
Debono M - - 2008
The study investigated whether there is a significant association between erectile dysfunction (ED) secondary to autonomic failure, and cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) in male patients suffering from type 2 diabetes. Twenty-two patients suffering from type 2 diabetes were recruited for this study after satisfying the stringent exclusion criteria used in ...
Zéphir H - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Clinical and electromyographic findings of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculopathy (CIDP) are occasionally observed in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). OBJECTIVE: To define a new inflammatory demyelinating disease unlike MS or CIDP. RESULTS: This study reports on five patients with a demyelinating disease affecting the central nervous system (CNS) and ...
Dariush Savadi Oskoyi
Bell`s Palsy (BP) is a relatively common disease characterized by the sudden onset of unilateral facial paralysis. The facial muscle is paralyzed and patients cannot close the eyes control their saliva. Incidence ratio in world is between 11.5-40.2 patients per 100,000 of population. Factors that affect this disease are not ...
Stosovic Milan - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The electrophysiological aspects of uremic neuropathy have been studied extensively, but never for prediction of mortality. In order to assess the parameters of nerve conduction study (NCS) as predictors of mortality in hemodialysis patients, a post hoc analysis of a prospective observation study was made. METHODS: We examined conventional ...
Hagiwara Koichi - - 2008
We present two patients with primary lateral sclerosis-like upper motor neuron disease accompanying subclinical Sjögren's syndrome. Both patients showed progressive spastic quadriparesis, but neither sensory involvement nor detrusor dysfunction was noted. Lower motor neuron signs were detected only in their late follow-up period. Although sicca symptom was nearly absent, salivary ...
Ivanovic N - - 2008
The preservation of neurovascular elements passing through the axillary fibrofatty tissue (the intercostobrachial nerve and the lateral thoracic vein) could be techniqually demanding if an en bloc axillary dissection is performed in the conventional way. In this paper we describe a surgical technique for more successful preservation of these elements, ...
Tilki Hacer Erdem - - 2009
The aim of this study was to quantitatively determine the electrophysiologic changes occurring in the peripheral nerves and muscles in patients with chronic renal failure (CRF) treated with haemodialysis (HD) or continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), and to determine which electrophysiologic parameters are most commonly abnormal in uraemic patients. We ...
Terrier Benjamin - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinicobiologic presentation in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS)-related peripheral neuropathy, the histologic results of neuromuscular biopsy (NMB), and clinical outcome, and to identify prognostic factors. METHODS: We retrospectively studied clinical and biologic presentation of 40 patients with primary SS-related neuropathy who underwent NMB. Prognostic factors ...
Agarwal Vikas - - 2008
Neuropathy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may result secondary to entrapment, vasculitis, and drug toxicity. We aimed to study clinical and electrophysiological neuropathy and pathological changes in sural nerve in patients with RA. One hundred eight patients of RA, fulfilling American College of Rheumatology 1987 criteria (mean age, 45.83 years; M/F ...
Tagliafico Alberto - - 2008
CONTEXT: Acromegalic patients may complain of sensory disturbances in their hands. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to examine median (MN) and ulnar nerves (UN) of acromegalic patients with ultrasound (US) and to determine whether nerve abnormalities correlate with clinical parameters and nerve conduction studies (NCS). PATIENTS: We prospectively examined the MN ...
Hammad M - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive degenerative disease of upper and lower motor neurons. Reports of the nature and frequency of sensory nerve involvement in ALS have varied. METHODS: We reviewed the Emory University motor neuron disease registry between 1997 and 2004 to identify 103 patients with ALS ...
Lund Caroline - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Chronic neuropathic pain in leprosy patients after completion of multi-drug therapy (MDT) is an under-researched problem. The reason why some leprosy patients develop it is unknown. In this study we evaluated the role of ongoing inflammation and small-fibre neuropathy as possible contributing factors for neuropathic pain. METHODS: We assessed ...
Hewer Ekkehard - - 2007
The X-linked McLeod neuroacanthocytosis syndrome (MLS) has originally been denoted as 'benign' McLeod myopathy. We assessed the clinical findings and the muscle pathology in the eponymous index patient, Hugh McLeod, and in nine additional MLS patients. Only one patient had manifested with neuromuscular symptoms. During a mean follow-up of 15 ...
Fujimaki Takamitsu - - 2007
The authors report on their technique for preserving the lesser occipital nerve (LON) during lateral suboccipital craniotomy. In their technique, the LON, which runs along the surface of or just beneath the sternocleidomastoid muscle, is identified and preserved. Lesser occipital nerve preservation using their technique was attempted in 25 patients ...
Subramanian S - - 2007
Invasive aspergillosis of paranasal sinuses is usually seen in immunocompromised patients and is associated with a very high mortality rate. The disease is distinctly uncommon in immunocompetent patients. A rare case of invasive aspergillosis of paranasal sinus and orbit with intracranial extradural extension via perineural spread along the maxillary division ...
Kushnir M - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the frequency of axonal Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) in our ward over 6 years (1999-2005). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinical and electrophysiological findings of 40 patients admitted to neurology with abnormalities compatible with acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN), acute motor sensory axonal neuropathy (AMSAN) and acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy ...
Fisher Morris A - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the importance of varying electrodiagnostic (EDX) parameters abnormalities in patients with possible lumbosacral radiculopathies (LSR). METHODS: 34 patients referred for EDX studies with clinical findings consistent with a LSR without other causes for their symptoms were evaluated. Studies included not only standard (Routine EDX) nerve conduction ...
Rossi A - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hypomyelination and congenital cataract (HCC) is an autosomal recessive white matter disease caused by deficiency of hyccin, a membrane protein implicated in both central and peripheral myelination. We aimed to describe the neuroimaging features of this novel entity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic analysis of patients with ...
Tomaç Suhan - - 2007
PURPOSE: To investigate binocularity in Duane's retraction syndrome (DRS) and to evaluate whether or not there is a relationship between the sensory and clinical features of the syndrome. METHODS: Clinical and sensory findings of 29 patients with DRS were recorded. Binocularity was tested with the Bagolini glasses (BG), Worth four-dot ...
Slee Mark - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To define the clinical spectrum in a large cohort of patients with multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) and the effectiveness of IVIg treatment. We also test two neurophysiologic criteria for conduction block (CB) for relevance to treatment responsiveness. METHODS: Retrospective case cohort analysis of 47 patients with MMN followed for ...
Liatis S - - 2007
AIMS: The aim of the present study was to assess the performance of a new indicator test (NIT), based on the measurement of sweat production after exposure to dermal foot perspiration, in the diagnosis of both peripheral sensorimotor polyneuropathy (PSN) and autonomic neuropathy in patients with diabetes. METHODS: One hundred ...
Forssell Heli - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To investigate contribution of neuropathic mechanisms to clinically diagnosed atypical facial pain (AFP) using neurophysiologic and thermal quantitative sensory testing (QST) and comparing findings in AFP with those in definite trigeminal neuropathic pain (TNP). METHODS: Twenty patients with AFP and 12 patients with TNP participated after thorough clinical diagnostic ...
Fernández Susana - - 2007
The etiology of cavernous sinus syndrome (CSS) remains difficult to determine in spite of the development of neuroimaging techniques. We conducted the current study to identify clinical and imaging features that allow a reliable approach to the etiologic diagnosis of patients with CSS. We studied a consecutive series of 126 ...
Badros Ashraf - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Bortezomib is active in heavily pretreated multiple myeloma patients; the dose-limiting toxicity is peripheral neuropathy (PN). METHODS: The authors retrospectively reviewed the incidence, severity, and risk factors for PN in 78 patients who received bortezomib. The median age was 57 years (range, 33-80 years), 62% of patients were men, ...
Borress Ryan Seth - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Common peroneal nerve (CPN) paresis or paralysis presents with weakness of the toe extensors as well as of the ankle dorsiflexors and evertors, causing foot drop and hypesthesia or paresthesia in the CPN distribution. Previous studies have shown associations with weight loss and leg crossing. Although CPN neuropathy has ...
Prestor Borut - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The objectives of this study were to correlate preoperative changes in SEPs with clinical sensory dysfunction and to establish their importance in planning the microsurgical approach, either by DM myelotomy or by DREZ myelotomy, for patients with syringomyelia. METHODS: In addition to conducting clinical sensory examination, we evaluated the ...
Müller-Felber Wolfgang - - 2007
To describe the clinical and neurophysiological spectrum and prognosis in a large cohort of biochemically and genetically proven late onset Pompe patients. Thirty-eight diagnosed with late onset Pompe disease at our neuromuscular department during 1985 and 2006 are described in detail. The mean delay from onset of symptoms or first ...
Mullins G M - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To establish the clinical characteristics, aetiology, neuro-physiological characteristics, imaging findings and other investigations in a cohort of patients with non-traumatic brachial plexopathy (BP). METHODS: A 3-year retrospective study of patients with non-traumatic BP identified by electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS). Clinical information was retrieved from patients' medical ...
Kalita J - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic yield of various neurophysiological criteria may vary in different subforms of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), whose prevalence varies in different geographical areas. AIMS: To evaluate the sensitivity of various neurophysiological criteria in different clinical subtypes of GBS, and their relationship with severity, duration and outcome. METHODS: Consecutive patients ...
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