P 164 Parietal stroke mimicking the Heidenhain variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

The Heidenhain variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disease with an occipito-parietal focus.It initially presents with visual disturbances such as visual agnosia or cortical blindness (Kropp et al., 1999).After presentation of early visual symptoms, rapid progression of dementia and death follows.While the Heidenhain variant matches neuropathological criteria of CJD, differential diagnosis from other neurological disorders using biomarkers from electroencephalography (EEG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) reveal low sensitivity and specificity.As a consequence, these tools may lead to an erroneous diagnosis of the Heidenhain variant.
Source: Clinical Neurophysiology - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Poster Source Type: research

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Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
We report outcomes of our initial experience with LP in 38 children from 2 months of age. Materials and Methods From June 2015 to December 2017 38 children aged 2-60 months (mean age 1.7 years) underwent LP for correction of PUJ obstruction. The mean pre operative anteroposterior diameter of the renal pelvis (APD) was 43,5mm and all patients had hydronephrosis (APD 21.4-76 mm) and obstructed curve on diuretic renogram. Anderson-Hynes pyeloplasty was the performed technique. Results are reported. Results Mean operative time was 107 minutes (70-180) with no conversion to open procedure. Pain control was needed mainly in the ...
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2020Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): Juan Morote, Anna Celma, Jacques Planas
Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Cardiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anger Anxiety and Panic Mindfulness Source Type: blogs
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Source: Case Reports in Womens Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Ischemic Stroke;   Adipose Tissue-derived Stem Cell;   Functional Status Interventions:   Other: Alogenic adipose tissue-derived stem cells;   Drug: Placebo solution Sponsor:   Instituto de Investigación Hospital Universitario La Paz Not yet recruiting
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