A Case of Isolated Unilateral Glossopharyngeal Nerve Palsy.

This article discusses the various etiologies and mechanisms of this rare condition. It is unique because of the nerve's location and relation to other structures. PMID: 31511240 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Medicine and Research - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Clin Med Res Source Type: research

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Yafeng Wang1,2,3, Yanan Wu2, Tao Li1,2,3, Xiaoyang Wang2,4 and Changlian Zhu2,3* 1Department of Neonatology (NICU), Children’s Hospital Affiliated Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China 2Henan Key Laboratory of Child Brain Injury, Institute of Neuroscience and Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China 3Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Center for Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden 4Department of Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg, ...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
This article presents an overview on recent advances in optical non-invasive diagnostics of the peripheral hemodynamics of the upper and lower limbs in rheumatological and endocrinological profile patients. Among these are laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF), tissue reflectance oximetry (TRO), pulse oximetry (PO) and fluorescent spectroscopy (FS). The laser Doppler flowmetry method allows for investigating the blood flow in the microcirculatory bed in vivo. The method is based on probing the tissue with laser radiation and analyzing back reflected from the tissue radiation partially scattered from moving red blood cells (Bonner...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Conclusion The expression of the components of the PTN-MK-RPTPβ/ζ axis in immune cells and in inflammatory diseases suggests important roles for this axis in inflammation. Pleiotrophin has been recently identified as a limiting factor of metainflammation, a chronic pathological state that contributes to neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration. Pleiotrophin also seems to potentiate acute neuroinflammation independently of the inflammatory stimulus while MK seems to play different -even opposite- roles in acute neuroinflammation depending on the stimulus. Which are the functions of MK and PTN in chronic neuroinfla...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
A 46-year-old Chinese man with diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia, developed sudden onset of vertiginous dizziness and diplopia that was worse on looking up. His symptoms were not preceded by any antecedent infections, neither was there any headache. Blood pressure on arrival in the Emergency Department was 145/95 mm Hg and his neurologic examination revealed bilateral upward gaze restriction (video on the Neurology® Web site at Neurology.org). There was voluntary lid retraction by the patient. The pupils were 3 mm bilaterally and reactive to light and accommodation, there was no ptosis or nystagmus, a...
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: MRI, Clinical neurology examination, Ocular motility, Diplopia (double vision), All Cerebrovascular disease/Stroke RESIDENT AND FELLOW SECTION Source Type: research
This study is the first CAR T-cell trial to infuse patients with an even mixture of two types of T cells (helper and killer cells, which work together to kill cancer). With the assurance that each patient gets the same mixture of cells, the researchers were able to come to conclusions about the effects of administering different doses of cells. In 27 of 29 participants whose responses were evaluated a few weeks after the infusion, a high-sensitivity test could detect no trace of their cancer in their bone marrow. The CAR T cells eliminated cancers anywhere in the body they appeared. Of the two participants who did n...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Conclusions:Involuntary stereotyped movements of an otherwise plegic arm while yawning was first observed in 1844 and coined "parakinesia brachialis oscitans" in 2010. The term parakinesia was used to differentiate the movements from synkinesia. The causes are diverse and include ischemic or hemorrhagic strokes, pontine tuberculoma, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Ischemic strokes are most often implicated and typically involve a lenticulostriate branch of the middle cerebral artery. Lesions affecting the pyramidal tracts are the common denominator. The phenomenon may be observed acutely when the limb is flacc...
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Movement Disorders ePoster Session Source Type: research
Conclusion: Brainstem stroke syndromes are challenging to localize before brain imaging. In this case two embolic strokes happened. The first in the right facial colliculus causing the right 6th and 7th cranial nerves palsy. The second happened in the left lateral medulla extending below the pyramidal decussation causing a classical left lateral medullary syndrome with ipsilateral hemiparesis, which constitute a left Opalski stroke syndrome.Disclosure: Dr. Alghamdi has nothing to disclose. Dr. Ayoub has nothing to disclose. Dr. Alzahrani has nothing to disclose.
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Cerebrovascular Case Reports Source Type: research
Conclusions: WUS may be associated with severe OSA with more oxygen desaturation in men but not in women. WUS may be associated with high DBP and increased LDL cholesterol.Cerebrovasc Dis 2016;41:233-241
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions Periprocedural and long-term follow-up outcomes of CAS appear similar for ACS and SCS.
Source: Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Ischemic stroke Source Type: research
Today I'll point out an open access paper on the longevity-related gene klotho. Some researchers see therapies to adjust levels of the klotho protein produced from this genetic blueprint as a possible way to slow some of the effects of aging, particularly those connected to regeneration and stem cell activity. Work on this is slow-moving and painstaking, as for any similar approaches. Yet a fairly large section of the medical research community is now devoted to at least partial and temporary restoration of tissue maintenance by stem cells in the old. A good fraction of the frailty and failure of aging results not just fr...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs
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