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Yahalom Gilad G Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Ramat Gan, 52621, Israel, - - 2014
Costeff syndrome (CS) is a rare autosomal-recessive neurological disorder, which is known almost exclusively in patients of Iraqi Jewish descent, manifesting in childhood with optic atrophy, ataxia, chorea and spastic paraparesis. Our aim was to study the clinical spectrum of CS and natural history using a cross-sectional study design. Consecutive patients ...
Kato Kazuhiro K From the Departments of Epileptology (K.K., K.J., H.I., Y.K., N.N.), Neurosurgery (M.I.), and Neurology (K.K., M.A.), Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, - - 2014
To clarify whether the presence and timing of peri-ictal heart rate (HR) change is a seizure lateralizing sign in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE). Long-term video EEGs were retrospectively reviewed in 21 patients, 7 men and 14 women aged 13 to 67 years, diagnosed as mTLE with MRI ...
Walter Maggie C MC From the Friedrich-Baur Institute (M.C.W.), Department of Neurology, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Germany; Gottfried von Preyer'sches Kinderspital (G.B.), Vienna; Ambulatorium Wiental (U.Z.), Center for Developmental Neurology, Vienna; Department of Ophthalmology (A.M.-E., E.M.), University of Vienna, Austria; Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research and Centre for Medical Research (L.K.), The University of Western Australia, Perth; Institute of Genetic Medicine (H.L.), Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK; and Department of Neuropaediatrics (W.M.-F.), Dr. von Hauner'sches Kinderspital, University of Munich, Germany. - - 2014
We describe the 10-year follow-up in a cohort of 16 patients with genetically confirmed congenital cataracts, facial dysmorphism, and neuropathy (CCFDN) syndrome, providing new insights in the clinical course of the disease. We performed a detailed clinical and paraclinical characterization and 10-year follow-up study in 16 patients with molecularly defined ...
Chen Ching-Jen CJ Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, - - 2014
Object Seizures are a common presentation of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). The authors evaluated the efficacy of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for the management of seizures associated with AVMs and identified factors influencing seizure outcomes following SRS for AVMs. Methods A systematic literature review was performed using PubMed. Studies selected for ...
van Ochten John M JM Department of Radiology, Albert Schweitzer Hospital Dordrecht, the - - 2014
Persistent complaints are very common after a lateral ankle sprain. To investigate possible associations between structural abnormalities on radiography and MRI, and persistent complaints after a lateral ankle sprain. Observational case control study on primary care patients in general practice. Patients were selected who had visited their GP with an ...
Redfern R E RE Research Department,Toledo - - 2014
Objective: To determine the incidence of high jugular bulb in a group of patients with definite Ménière's disease, and to investigate whether the position or size of the jugular bulb is significantly different in the affected ear than in the unaffected ear. Methods: Retrospective review of patient charts, audiograms, and ...
Liang Jackson J JJ Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, - - 2014
Endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) is valuable in determining the underlying etiology of a cardiomyopathy. The sensitivity, however, for focal disorders, such as lymphocytic myocarditis and cardiac sarcoidosis (CS), is low. The sensitivity of routine fluoroscopically guided EMB is low. Abnormal intracardiac electrograms are seen at sites of myocardial disease. However, the exact value ...
Watanabe-Okada Emiko E Department of Dermatology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo; Division of Dermatology, Kawasaki Municipal Hospital, Kawasaki, - - 2014
Histopathological comparison between clinically affected and intact regions in alopecia patients has been considered to facilitate better understanding of the pathophysiology of ongoing disease. Theoretically, adjacent intact regions should provide ideal controls as they should share close histological characteristics, however, to what extent clinically non-affected neighboring regions maintain their pathological ...
Azzam Raed R Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, - - 2014
Wicket spikes (WS) are a benign EEG variant classically defined to be bilateral independent temporal in localization. We observed that the majority of WS are exclusively unilateral temporal. Our aim is to identify the laterality and clinical significance of the WS. Epilepsy monitoring unit reports of adult patients were searched ...
Kim Sang-Wook SW Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea. ; Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Jinju, - - 2014
Patients with smell loss after craniocerebral trauma are known to have some brain abnormalities, but there was no study to analyze the findings according to the time interval between injury and evaluation. We aimed to identify whether the time interval may influence on the findings in the brain. Medical records ...
Lin Lung-Chang LC Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Departments of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, No. 100, Shih-Chuan 1st Rd., Kaohsiung City 80708, - - 2014
Refractory epilepsy often has deleterious effects on an individual's health and quality of life. Early identification of patients whose seizures are refractory to antiepileptic drugs is important in considering the use of alternative treatments. Although idiopathic epilepsy is regarded as having a significantly lower risk factor of developing refractory epilepsy, ...
Chandran Vijay V Department of Neurology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, - - 2014
Spinocerebellar ataxias (SCA) are a clinically heterogeneous group of disorders that are characterized by ataxia and an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance. The aim of our study was to describe the findings of evoked potentials (EPs) among genetically proven SCA types 1, 2, and 3 and to additionally evaluate if ...
Tan Rachel H RH Neuroscience Research Australia, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia; School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Randwick, New South Wales, - - 2014
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) are multisystem neurodegenerative disorders that manifest overlapping cognitive, neuropsychiatric and motor features. The cerebellum has long been known to be crucial for intact motor function although emerging evidence over the past decade has attributed cognitive and neuropsychiatric processes to this ...
Jorgez Carolina J CJ Center for Reproductive Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America; Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of - - 2014
Normal development of the genitourinary (GU) tract is a complex process that frequently goes awry. In male children the most frequent congenital GU anomalies are cryptorchidism (1-4%), hypospadias (1%) and micropenis (0.35%). Bladder exstrophy and epispadias complex (BEEC) (1∶47000) occurs less frequently but significantly impacts patients' lives. Array comparative genomic ...
Lee Ah Young AY Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Namku, Daegu 705-717, Republic of - - 2013
We report a patient with severe ataxia due to Dandy-Walker malformation, who showed functional recovery over 10 months corresponding to a change in a cerebellar peduncle lesion. A 20-month-old female patient who was diagnosed with Dandy-Walker syndrome and six age- and sex-matched healthy control subjects were enrolled. The superior cerebellar ...
Nardone Raffaele - - 2012
Central cholinergic dysfunction has been reported in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and hallucinations by evaluating short latency afferent inhibition (SAI), a transcranial magnetic stimulation protocol which gives the possibility to test an inhibitory cholinergic circuit in the human brain. REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) was also found to be ...
Shiraishi Koji - - 2012
Introduction.  The incidence of Peyronie's disease (PD) in the general population is believed to be as high as 20%. However, most of the data concerning the prevalence of PD have been obtained from Caucasian populations. Aim.  The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of PD in Asia ...
Lu Chunming - - 2012
The aim of the current study was to differentiate between neural activity that represents neural anomalies that are responsible for persistent developmental stuttering (PDS) from the activity that is a result of compensating for stuttering. This was done by investigating alterations to the intrinsic functional architecture of speech-language processes of ...
Wu Jin-Ming - - 2012
BACKGROUND: New-onset diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with pancreatic ductal cell adenocarcinoma (PDCA) and can resolve after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Whether DM also resolves after PD in patients operated for disease other than PDCA remains to be determined. METHODS: We compared glycemic status before and after PD between patients with and ...
Ha Jennifer F - - 2012
The increased understanding on the impact of partial deafness (PD) with residual low-frequency hearing has led to new hearing rehabilitation strategies using hearing preservation techniques during cochlear implantation with the aim to make use of the combined electric acoustic stimulation (EAS) in the affected ear. As a first report, we ...
Pedersen Gyrithe L GL Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Glostrup Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Glostrup, - - 2013
To examine if periodic EEG discharges (PDs) predict poor outcome and development of epilepsy in patients with acute brain illnesses irrespective of underlying cerebral pathology. In case-control study we retrospectively analyzed outcome of 102 patients with PDs and 102 age-, gender- and etiology matched controls without PDs. Of cases, 46.1% ...
Stockner Heike - - 2012
Approximately 10% of patients clinically diagnosed with early Parkinson's disease (PD) subsequently have normal dopaminergic functional imaging. Transcranial sonography (TCS) has been shown to detect midbrain hyperechogenicity in approximately 90% of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients and 10% of the healthy population. The aim of this study was to investigate the ...
Berti V V Department of Clinical Pathophysiology, Nuclear Medicine Division, University of Florence, Florence, Italy. - - 2012
Previous positron emission tomography (PET) [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose ([18F]FDG) studies in Parkinson's disease (PD) demonstrated that moderate to late stage patients display widespread cortical hypometabolism, whereas early stage PD patients exhibit little or no cortical changes. However, recent studies suggested that conventional data normalization procedures may not always be valid, and demonstrated ...
Drake Lucas M - - 2012
GOALS:: Endoscopic retrograde pancreatography is the gold standard diagnostic study for pancreatic duct (PD) pathology but carries significant risks. Our aim was to assess the ability of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) to delineate PD disruption. BACKGROUND:: PD disruption is a significant clinical event and portends a more severe clinical course ...
Perl Jeffrey - - 2012
In the last 15 years in Canada, there have been less stringent guidelines for peritoneal dialysis (PD) adequacy, availability of novel PD solutions, and lower PD-related peritonitis rates. Effects of these changes on outcomes of incident patients treated with PD during this period are unknown. Risk of PD technique failure ...
Bajaj N P S - - 2012
Handwriting examinations are commonly performed in the analysis of tremor and Parkinson's disease (PD). We analyzed the accuracy of subjective and objective assessment of handwriting samples for distinguishing 27 PD cases, 22 with tremulous PD, and five with akinetic-rigid PD, from 39 movement-disorder patients with normal presynaptic dopamine imaging (subjects ...
Poletti Michele - - 2012
Background and aims(1) To establish the prevalence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in newly diagnosed drug-naive patients with Parkinson's disease adopting recently proposed and more conservative preliminary research criteria. (2) To investigate the relation between cognitive performances, MCI and motor dysfunction.Methods132 consecutive newly diagnosed drug-naive PD patients and 100 healthy ...
Rodriguez-Fornells Antoni - - 2012
Music-supported therapy (MST) has been developed recently to improve the use of the affected upper extremity after stroke. MST uses musical instruments, an electronic piano and an electronic drum set emitting piano sounds, to retrain fine and gross movements of the paretic upper extremity. In this paper, we first describe ...
Fan Stanley - - 2012
Introduction: Cardiovascular mortality remains high among peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. Several small studies have suggested that PD patients are volume expanded, and as such this could be a cardiovascular risk factor. We therefore wished to investigate factors which could lead to extracellular water (ECW) expansion. Methods: Retrospective cross-sectional audit of ...
De Cock Valérie Cochen - - 2012
Diagnosis of restless leg syndrome (RLS) in Parkinson's disease (PD) is difficult because of clinical confounds. The suggested immobilization test (SIT) is validated for diagnosis of primary RLS. This study evaluated the usefulness of the SIT for diagnosis of RLS in PD. We compared SIT scores, as well as polysomnography ...
Marinangeli Giancarlo - - 2012
To understand how peritoneal dialysis (PD) was being used in Italy in 2005 and 2008, a census of all centers was carried out. In 2005 and 2008, data were collected from, respectively, 222 and 223 centers, with respect to 4432 and 4094 prevalent patients. In the two periods, the PD ...
Chen Wei - - 2012
As one of the most common non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD), hyposmia is of great importance in establishing the early diagnosis of PD. To date, there are still no studies on the application of the 16-item odor identification test from Sniffin' Sticks (SS-16) in Chinese patients with PD. The ...
Oh Minyoung - - 2012
Parkinson disease (PD), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), and multiple-system atrophy (MSA) are known to affect dopaminergic neurons of the brain stem and striatum with different preferential involvement. Here we investigated differences in striatal subregional dopamine transporter loss in PD, PSP, and MSA and assessed the diagnostic value of (18)F-fluorinated-N-3-fluoropropyl-2-β-carboxymethoxy-3-β-(4-iodophenyl)nortropane ((18)F-FP-CIT) ...
Kostic V S - - 2012
OBJECTIVE:To investigate whether a specific pattern of gray matter (GM) tissue loss is associated with freezing of gait (FOG) in patients with Parkinson disease (PD). METHODS:Seventeen patients with PD with FOG (PD-FOG), 20 patients with PD with no FOG (PD-noFOG), and 34 healthy control subjects were recruited. PD-FOG and PD-noFOG ...
Kim Joong-Seok - - 2012
Background: Hyperechogenicity of substantia nigra (SN+) is a common finding in transcranial ultrasound studies of parkinsonian patients. However, this feature is also found in 13-16% of ET patients. The possible links between ET and PD are of special interest, particularly with the familial aggregated data supporting this association. However, few ...
Nihei Yoshihiro - - 2012
REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is known to be observed more frequently in patients with an α-synucleinopathy such as Parkinson's disease (PD) than in the general population. The precise prevalence of RBD in Japanese PD patients is not known. Therefore, we investigated the prevalence and the clinical characteristics of patients ...
Sakthong Phantipa - - 2012
To measure health utility by using the EuroQol five-dimensional questionnaire (EQ-5D) in Thai patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD) and to examine the relationship between the EQ-5D and patient characteristics including sociodemographic and clinical data and end-stage renal disease symptoms. This was a cross-sectional study. About 10 to 12 patients undergoing ...
Simões Rita M - - 2012
BACKGROUND: The subset of patients with essential tremor (ET) that develops Parkinson's disease (PD) has not been fully clinically characterized. METHODS: Motor features were retrospectively reviewed in 18 ET patients who developed PD (ET→PD), 20 ET and 30 PD patients with similar ages and disease durations. RESULTS: Fewer ET→PD than ...
Steultjens Martijn P M - - 2012
To assess psychometric properties of the Western Ontario and MacMasters Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC)-pf, an osteoarthritis (OA)-specific questionnaire used to establish the level of physical functioning in patients with late-onset sequels of poliomyelitis (LOSP) and Parkinson's disease (PD). Unidimensionality (using principal component analyses [PCA] and Rasch analyses) was separately established ...
Montesi Monica - - 2011
Monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1) is a member of the chemokines family that stimulates monocyte chemotaxis and whose expression is induced during osseous inflammation. Total hip arthroplasty (THA) now uses ceramic-on-ceramic (cer-cer) or metal-on-metal (met-met) coupling that is considered the bearing of new generation, with improved performance compared with the ...
Luo Wei-Feng - - 2011
We analyzed the results of transcranial sonography (TCS) on 110 Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, 30 essential tremor (ET) patients and 110 controls in a Chinese population and compared our findings to the previous literatures. The echo signal intensity of midbrain substantia nigra (SN) was measured and divided into grade I-V. ...
Soreq Lilach - - 2011
Background: Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most frequent neurodegenerative disease worldwide. Clinical diagnosis can only be made when the vast majority of the dopaminergic cell population has died. However, the cause(s) for sporadic PD is/are yet unclear. Transcript changes have recently been described in PD patients' whole blood cells, ...
van Es Michael A MA Department of Neurology, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Utrecht, The - - 2011
Several studies have suggested an increased frequency of variants in the gene encoding angiogenin (ANG) in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Interestingly, a few ALS patients carrying ANG variants also showed signs of Parkinson disease (PD). Furthermore, relatives of ALS patients have an increased risk to develop PD, and ...
Najafi Iraj - - 2011
BACKGROUND: According to the concept of integrated care, renal transplantation, peritoneal dialysis (PD), and hemodialysis (HD) should be considered three complementary methods of renal replacement therapy. This study tried to evaluate patient outcomes in three different groups of PD patients, namely primary PD patients, those transferred to PD with failing ...
Balzer-Geldsetzer Monika - - 2011
Background: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative motor disorder. However, non-motor complications frequently alter the course of the disease. A particularly disabling non-motor symptom is dementia. Methods/Design: The study is designed as a multicentre prospective, observational cohort study of about 700 PD patients aged 45-80 years with or without ...
Maggioni Martina A - - 2011
In healthy subjects, comfortable walking minimizes the energy cost (E (c)) of locomotion. In Parkinson's disease (PD) patients walking is slower than in healthy subjects: this may increase E (c). Our aims were to analyze gait and E (c) in PD patients during walking, particularly at self-selected speed, and the ...
Treglia Giorgio - - 2011
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study was designed to review the diagnostic performance of iodine-123-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scintigraphy in differential diagnosis between Parkinson's disease (PD) and multiple-system atrophy (MSA). METHODS: A comprehensive computer literature search of studies published through March 2011 regarding MIBG scintigraphy in patients with PD and MSA was performed ...
Pappatà S - - 2011
OBJECTIVE:To characterize brain metabolic changes associated with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in drug-naive patients with Parkinson disease (PD) using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and PET (FDG-PET). METHODS:This cross-sectional study included newly diagnosed patients with PD with MCI in single or multiple domain (PD-MCI; n = 12) and without MCI (PD-nMCI; n = ...
Contrafatto D - - 2011
Contrafatto D, Mostile G, Nicoletti A, Dibilio V, Raciti L, Lanzafame S, Luca A, Distefano A, Zappia M. [(123) I]FP-CIT-SPECT asymmetry index to differentiate Parkinson's disease from vascular parkinsonism. Acta Neurol Scand: DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0404.2011.01583.x. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Objectives -  Differential diagnosis between vascular parkinsonism (VP) and ...
Bauer Vladimir - - 2011
Parkinson's disease (PD) is well known to cause voice impairments. The aim of this study is to evaluate subjective and objective changes in voice quality in patients with PD in Croatian language speakers. Twenty one patients (11 male and 10 female) with PD and twenty one age-matched (10 male and ...
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