Rehabilitation Course and Specification of Dysmetria of a Patient with Ataxia, Dysmetria and Hemiparesis Following a Stroke in the Corona Radiata: A Case Presentation

We present a case of a patient with ataxia, dysmetria and hemiparesis following a stroke in the corona radiata. The patient had an excellent clinical course with near resolution of symptoms in two and a half weeks, and returned and back to work fully duty and full-time a couple of weeks later. We use a video of severeal neurological tests to demonstrate and characterize the dysmetria. Interestingly, a key characteristic of the dysmetria appears to be different from that seen in patients with dysmetria arising from a cerebellar, thalamic or pontine lesion.
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In this report, a case of MFS is highlighted that was mistakenly treated as posterior circulation stroke, as well as the challenges faced in reaching the correct diagnosis and hence the appropriate treatment. PMID: 31808458 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh - Category: General Medicine Tags: J R Coll Physicians Edinb Source Type: research
In a recent article, Liu et al. reported about 17 patients from 7 Han families all carrying the m.3243A  > G variant who manifested phenotypically with mitochondrial leukoencephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) (n = 5), myopathy (n = 2), neuropathy, ataxia, and retinitis pigmentosa (NARP) (n = 1), diabetes (n = 6), and hypoacusis (n = 3) [1]. Heteroplasmy rates in blood lymphocytes in these patients were highly variable, discordant to the clinical manifestations [1]. Among the clinically manifesting mutation carriers mutation loads ranged between 0 and 79% [1].
Source: Journal of the Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Abstract: A 34-year-old man with chronic neck pain was treated with regular cervical paravertebral ozone injections. After his last injection, he experienced a syncopal episode and, upon awakening, was found to have ataxia, aphasia, hemiparesis, and left sixth nerve palsy. Computed tomographic angiography demonstrated intra-arterial gas in the right vertebral artery; multiple posterior circulation infarcts were seen on brain MRI. This case illustrates the potential dangers of paravertebral injections of ozone.
Source: Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Photo Essay Source Type: research
ConclusionsStudying whisker movements provides a quantitative measure of sensing, motor control and exploration. However, the effect of background strain, sex and age on whisker movements needs to be better understood.
Source: Journal of Neuroscience Methods - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conclusions There is weak evidence for a positive effect of short-term whole-body vibration training on spasticity of lower limbs, mobility, balance, and postural control. Besides, positive effect of the long-term effect of whole-body vibration training on mobility in patients with neurological disorders. The optimal whole-body vibration training parameters in treating patients with neurological disorders remain unclear.
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
The m.3243A  > G mutation in the mitochondrial tRNALeu (UUR) gene is associated with a variety of phenotypic heterogeneity. The clinical spectrum and phenotypic-genotypic correlations in the Chinese patients are poorly understood. In the present study, we reported the clinical and genetic characterization, as w ell as haplogroups of seven Han Chinese families carrying the m.3243A > G mutation. Of the 39 matrilineal individuals, five suffered from mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS), two had life-threatening mitochondrial myopathy (LTMM), and one patient had neuro...
Source: Journal of the Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
We present the case of a spinal cord-injured patient with neurological sequelae and delayed posterior circu-la-tion stroke caused by bilateral vertebral artery dissection. The signs of cerebellar and occipital lobe ischemia were masked by manifestations of spinal cord injury. The patient was unconscious and in a serious condition, but, despite no proper stroke treatment, only residual dysarthria and upper limb ataxia were seen after reha-bilitation. Any clinical suspicion based on the combination of head or neck trauma with atypical or evolving neuro-logical symptoms should be verified for the possibility of a vertebral ar...
Source: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Ortop Traumatol Rehabil Source Type: research
Inder Puri, Govind Singh, Rajendra Kumar Acharya, Divya GoswamiAnnals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2019 22(4):373-376 New disability law called “Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016” has been acted in 2016. The United Nations' Convention for Rights of Persons with Disabilities is the sole of this new act. Of the total 21 categories, three new neurological legal disability categories such as chronic neurological conditions, Parkinson disease (PD), and multiple sclerosis have been notified first time in the new act. The new guidelines have been notified in the year 2018 for evaluation and certifica...
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Revue Neurologique - Category: Neurology Tags: Rev Neurol (Paris) Source Type: research
In conclusion, in the absence of obesity, visceral adipose tissue possesses a pronounced anti-inflammatory phenotype during aging which is further enhanced by exercise. Methods of Inducing Cellular Damage are Rarely Relevant to Aging, and the Details Matter https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/08/methods-of-inducing-cellular-damage-are-rarely-relevant-to-aging-and-the-details-matter/ One of the major challenges in aging research is determining whether or not models of cellular or organismal damage and its consequences are in any way relevant to the natural processes of aging. One can hit a brick with...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
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