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Hung Y-M - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Yam bean is a common food in southern Taiwan. However, its seeds are rarely consumed. We describe five patients of yam bean seed poisoning in Taiwan, one of them life-threatening. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: The five patients presented with perioral numbness, nausea and vomiting after eating a same soup made from ...
Minn A Yuriko - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Despite decreases in overall mortality following bone marrow transplantation (BMT), a number of complications such as neurotoxicity have been described and often associated with immunosuppressive agents. The syndrome of reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy has been described in patients receiving cyclosporin and FK-506. We report here a subset of children who ...
Yücesan Canan - - 2007
Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) has been used for the treatment of neurologic diseases in which autoimmunity plays a major role. We reviewed the medical records of our patients who had consecutively been treated by TPE between January 1998 and June 2000. Neurological indications included myasthenia gravis (30 patients), multiple sclerosis ...
Mittheisz Edda - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Permanent consequences in Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) are irreversible late sequelae related to the disease that may severely impair the quality of life of survivors. The frequency and pattern of permanent consequences affecting the central nervous system (CNS) remains to be determined. PROCEDURE: In this single center study, 25 ...
Chan Raymond C K - - 2007
BACKGROUND: This study attempted to examine the prevalence and type of neurological signs in Chinese patients with schizophrenia. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was adopted with the use of the Cambridge Neurological Inventory (CNI). The CNI is comprised of 7 subscales, including motor coordination, sensory integration, disinhibition, extrapyramidal signs, dyskinesia, catatonia, ...
Kalita J - - 2007
There is paucity of studies on predictors of long-term sequelae of tuberculous meningitis (TBM). We report the neurological sequelae of TBM at 1 year and their predictors. Patients with TBM who were followed up for 1 year were included. The diagnosis of TBM was based on clinical, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) ...
Pae Walter E - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Neurologic events such as thromboembolic and hemorrhagic strokes are common complications of mechanical circulatory support. We report the neurologic events observed in patients treated for end-stage heart failure with the implantable, pulsatile LionHeart left ventricular assist device (LVAD). This sub-study was part of the LionHeart European Clinical Utility Baseline ...
Gaul Charly - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Aortic dissection typically presents with severe chest or back pain. Neurological symptoms may occur because of occlusion of supplying vessels or general hypotension. Especially in pain-free dissections diagnosis can be difficult and delayed. The purpose of this study is to analyze the association between type A aortic ...
Barone R - - 2007
CDG Ia (phosphomannomutase deficiency) has a wide clinical spectrum with the most severe affected patients having multisystemic disease in addition to severe nervous system involvement. We report a patient with CDG Ia and an intermediate phenotype due to mild neurological impairment and borderline cognitive abilities despite the occurrence of typical ...
Tunc Tugba, Ortapamuk Hulya, ...
Context: Behηet′s disease (BD) is a multisystem inflammatory disorder with unknown etiology characterized by recurrent oral and genital aphthous ulcers and uveitis. Behçet's disease can affect the central nervous system. Aims: We aimed to investigate subclinical neurological involvement in patients who were suffering from BD and who had no neurological ...
Tunç Tugba - - 2006
CONTEXT: Behçet's disease (BD) is a multisystem inflammatory disorder with unknown etiology characterized by recurrent oral and genital aphthous ulcers and uveitis. Behçet's disease can affect the central nervous system. AIMS: We aimed to investigate subclinical neurological involvement in patients who were suffering from BD and who had no neurological ...
Anderson Steven W - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Subarachnoid hemorrhage and surgical obliteration of ruptured intracranial aneurysms are frequently associated with neurological and neuropsychological abnormalities. We reported that intraoperative cooling did not improve neurological outcome in good-grade surgical subarachnoid hemorrhage patients, as assessed by the Glasgow Outcome Scale score or other neurological and functional measures (National Institutes ...
Wasserstein Melissa P - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To document the prevalence of neurologic disease in Niemann-Pick disease (NPD) NPD-B. STUDY DESIGN: Sixty-four patients with NPD-B had detailed neurologic and ophthalmologic evaluations. The presence of neurologic abnormalities was compared with genotype. RESULTS: Nineteen of 64 patients (30%) had neurologic abnormalities, which were minor and nonprogressive in 14 ...
Borhani-Haghighi Afshin - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence, clinical manifestations, and laboratory features of Neuro-Behçet's disease. METHODS: This prospective study was carried out in the Behçet's Research Clinic in Shiraz (south-west Iran) and included the patients referred from 1990-1999. The patients' clinical records, images, CSF analyses, and electrodiagnostic studies were reviewed. RESULTS: Eighteen ...
Kumar Neeraj N Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. - - 2006
The hematologic manifestations of copper deficiency are well known and include anemia and neutropenia. In the past few years, the neurological manifestations of acquired copper deficiency in humans has been recognized, the most common being a myelopathy presenting with a spastic gait and prominent sensory ataxia. The known causes of ...
Mueller Antje - - 2006
Wilson's disease is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by the accumulation of copper, mainly in the liver and the brain. As copper accumulation in the brain leads to disturbances in basal ganglia function, neurological-type patients typically present with hypo- and hyperkinetic extrapyramidal symptoms, with Parkinsonism being very common. Although ...
Wittstock Matthias - - 2006
Therapy with intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIg) is considered to be a safe treatment for a number of immune-mediated neurological diseases. Published data about prevalence of adverse effects range from 11 to 81%. The purpose of our study was to preserve a representative view on adverse effects by analysis of a large ...
Yesilot N - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the long term clinical course and prognosis of subclinical ('silent') neurological involvement in Behçet's disease (BD). METHODS: We included patients with BD who did not have any neurological complaints other than headache, dizziness or other non-specific complaints, that showed abnormal neurological ...
Caridi G - - 2006
Type 1 nephronophthisis (NPHP) with homozygous deletions of nephrocystin [NPHP1, DEL] has been considered a pure renal disorder, but co-occurrence of extrarenal symptoms, mainly retinitis pigmentosa, is observed in a subset of patients. Recently, [NPHP1, DEL] has been detected in three patients with Joubert syndrome-related disorders (JSRDs), who associated neurological ...
Venkataramana A - - 2006
To describe challenges in diagnosis and management of patients with clinical syndromes of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) involving the CNS. The authors describe three patients with clinically distinct neurologic manifestations of IRIS with HIV infection who presented as diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. One patient with cryptococcal meningitis developed acute ...
Santos M - - 2007
Rett syndrome (RTT) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects mainly females, associated in most cases to mutations in the MECP2 gene. After an apparently normal prenatal and perinatal period, patients display an arrest in growth and in psychomotor development, with autistic behaviour, hand stereotypies and mental retardation. Despite this classical ...
Brandt Jason - - 2006
Patients who present with severely impaired memory functioning without a discernable neurological cause typically have experienced one or more severely stressful life events. These patients, who are described as having "psychogenic" or "dissociative" amnesia, typically differ from patients with the neurologic amnestic syndrome in that memory for their personal life ...
Lo Monaco Andrea - - 2006
The aim of this study was to evaluate neurological involvement in a series of 110 North Italian patients with Behçet disease (BD), a multisystemic vasculitis of unknown origin, followed up for a period of 5 years. During this time, 27 (24.5%) patients with neuro-BD were identified. Twenty out of 27 ...
Ago Mihoko - - 2006
A man in his late twenties collapsed shortly after intravenously injecting himself with methamphetamine (MA). He slipped into a deep coma and remained in this condition for 9 days, until his death. Autopsy revealed severe brain edema and localized subarachnoid hemorrhages in the cerebrum and cerebellum. Histopathological examination revealed myocardial ...
Bugiani Marianna - - 2006
Isolated complex II deficiency is a rare cause of mitochondrial disease in infancy and childhood. No satisfactory treatment is currently available, and affected patients undergo a relentlessly progressive motor and mental deterioration. We report on three complex II-deficient children treated with riboflavin per os, who were followed-up for a mean ...
Yilmaz Abdulkerim - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To describe the pattern of mushroom poisoning in adults. METHODS: We investigated patients presenting at the Emergency Room, Medical School Hospital, Cumhuriyet University, Turkey between 1999 and 2003 with complaints of mushroom poisoning. They were kept under observation in the emergency unit and Anesthesia Department intensive care unit. We ...
Kilicaslan Fethi - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Cerebrovascular events are an important complication during pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI). Microembolic signals (MES) have been associated with stroke and neurological impairment. However, the incidence of MES during PVAI, and their relationship to microbubble formation and radiofrequency (RF) parameters are unknown. OBJECTIVES: We sought to assess the relationship ...
Kölker Stefan - - 2006
Glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase (GCDH) deficiency is a rare inborn disorder of L-lysine, L-hydroxylysine, and L-tryptophan metabolism complicated by striatal damage during acute encephalopathic crises. Three decades after its description, the natural history and how to treat this disorder are still incompletely understood. To study which variables influenced the outcome, we conducted ...
Kotulska Katarzyna - - 2006
The epidermal nevus syndrome (ENS) is a rare neurocutaneous disease characterized by extensive epidermal nevi and a wide variety of abnormalities involving brain, eyes, and skeleton. Neurological symptoms in ENS include seizures, paresis, and mental retardation and are usually ascribed to hemimegalencephaly and various migration disorders. It was suggested that ...
Brewer George J - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To compare tetrathiomolybdate and trientine in treating patients with the neurologic presentation of Wilson disease for the frequency of neurologic worsening, adverse effects, and degree of neurologic recovery. DESIGN: A randomized, double-blind, controlled, 2-arm study of 48 patients with the neurologic presentation of Wilson disease. Patients either received 500 ...
Emiroglu R - - 2006
Among 71 patients, 19 (26.7%) experienced tacrolimus-related complications including 15 neurologic reactions and four problems with nephrotoxicity. Seven of these patients received grafts from cadaveric donors and 12 from living donors. Nine patients were children. The cohort included 5 female and 14 male subjects of mean age 26 +/- 20 ...
Tempel R - - 2006
Decompression illness (DCI) is a potentially life-threatening disease, often requiring hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO2) for symptom resolution. Once treated, current guidelines recommend an observation period of at least six hours for patients with neurological symptoms in case of relapse. Surveys have shown a symptom relapse rate as high as 38.5%, ...
Ghaemmaghami F - - 2006
The objective of this study is to present the successful treatment of two young patients with gestational trophoblastic neoplasms (GTN) presenting with emergent neurologic symptoms without any gynecological problems. Case 1, a 22-year-old patient, was admitted to an infectious disease ward, with admitting diagnosis of encephalitis due to neurologic symptoms. ...
Tunc Tugba
<b>Context:</b> Beh&#951;et&#x2032;s disease (BD) is a multisystem inflammatory disorder with unknown etiology characterized by recurrent oral and genital aphthous ulcers and uveitis. Beh&#951;et&#x2032;s disease can affect the central nervous system. <b> Aims: </b> We aimed to investigate subclinical neurological involvement in patients who were suffering from BD and who had ...
Prazanowski Mirosław - - 2006
The aim of this work was to assess the prevalence of a genetic predisposition to disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) among acutely poisoned patients. Activated protein C resistence (APCR) is a genetically determined cause of thrombophilia and DIC development. One hundred seventy-six subjects were divided into three groups: one consisted of ...
Cherney Leora Reiff - - 2006
The management of patients with right hemisphere damage (RHD) presents a challenge to the allied health clinician. In addition to impairments in specific cognitive areas, some patients may not be aware of the presence or extent of their deficits or the impact of these deficits on everyday activities. This article ...
Koeppen S - - 2006
OBJECTIVES: To investigate long-term neurological residua after Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and to evaluate the predictive value of respiratory insufficiency during the acute stage of the disease. METHODS: Thirty-four patients with GBS including 5 patients with Miller-Fisher syndrome admitted to a university hospital between 1994 and 2002 underwent a neurological and ...
Masoodi Mohsen - - 2006
Although the incidence of occupational and adult lead poisoning has declined, the problem still exists. We encountered three patients with lead poisoning in Iran, all of whom associated with presented with diffuse abdominal pain, which was at times colicky in nature, anemia, constipation, nausea, vomiting, and slightly abnormal liver biochemistries. ...
Pucher Andrzej - - 2005
Background. Dysplastic spondylolisthesis results from a congenital malformation of the vertebral processes, sometimes accompanied by spina bifida; its progression causes subluxation or dislocation in the intervertebral joints and an anterior repositioning of the entire vertebra. Isthmic spondylolisthesis, on the other hand, most often results from a spinal fissure. The body ...
Vougioukas Vassilios I - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Hemangioblastomas are histologically benign lesions that occur sporadically or as a manifestation of von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL). The treatment strategy of these neoplasms is complicated by their unpredictable growth patterns and the often irreversible neurological deficits they may cause. This study aims to outline the neurosurgical treatment options and ...
Hartmann J Edward - - 2006
Six hundred and sixteen patients were referred for consultation to the author who served as the neurologist on the 252nd Neurosurgical Team in Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom between April and October, 2003. Demographic and military data were collected. The cohort of neurologic patients showed significant differences from ...
Urquhart Andrew C - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively review the clinical case records of patients with idiopathic vocal cord palsies (VCPs) for the presence of preexisting or subsequent development of neurological disease, including multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, cerebrovascular disease, and Guillain-Barré syndrome. DESIGN: Retrospective case review of all patients with VCP presenting ...
Bachmann Silke - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Neurological soft signs are frequently found in schizophrenia. They are indicators of both genetic liability and psychopathological symptoms. To further differentiate "trait" and "state" relations the authors compared the 1-year course of neurological soft signs in schizophrenia patients and comparison subjects. METHOD: Thirty-nine patients with first-episode schizophrenia spectrum disorders ...
Butković-Soldo Silva - - 2005
Objective of this paper is to review drug-induced movement disorders (D-IMD) treated patients on Department of Neurology in University Hospital Osijek. We reviewed patients treated during 10 years period (from 1992 to 2002). Analysed group consisted of 14 patients. Reasons for hospitalisation were swallowing problems in 6 patients, neuroleptic malignant ...
Krenová Martina - - 2005
The objective was to evaluate the severity of ethylene glycol (EG) intoxications in a 3-year retrospective study of the calls to the Toxicological Information Centre (TIC). Data about clinical course of patients with EG poisoning reported to the TIC in the years 2000-2002 were analysed. They were completed by the ...
Yeo Fred E - - 2005
In the United States, therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is both performed and requested by a wide range of services, often on an empiric basis (before a diagnosis is established). Whether empiric therapy is beneficial has not been established. Patients were identified from an electronic procedure log that included those patients ...
Chau C M - - 2005
We report on two patients who presented with status epilepticus due to ingestion of rat poison containing tetramine. Both had eaten the same meal, subsequently presumed to be the source of the poison. Physical examination and investigation were unremarkable and diagnosis was based on patient history. Seizures were ultimately controlled ...
Walshe John M - - 2005
This study covers patients seen at a Wilson disease clinic between 1960 and 2002. The diagnosis of Wilson disease was confirmed in 316. Of 40 patients with a neurological presentation who were found not to have the disease, caeruloplasmin concentration was found to be reduced in 19. These 19 patients ...
Lassmann-Vague V - - 2005
Occurring in the elderly diabetic patients, hypoglycaemia may have serious consequences in terms of morbidity and mortality, but this severe prognosis is nowadays less frequently observed. The clinical manifestations may be somewhat different from those observed in young subjects: symptoms are less frequent, generally neurologic manifestations. The rate of severe ...
Phillips P H - - 2005
To examine the association of distance-near disparity with neurological disease in children with intermittent exotropia. A retrospective analysis was performed of the medical records of all children with intermittent exotropia examined at the Arkansas Children's Hospital between 1989 and 2002. The study group consisted of children with intermittent exotropia who ...
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