Acute Encephalopathy Leading to a New Diagnosis of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia in a Young Male

A 27-year-old male presented to the emergency department with altered mental status well as aphasia, lethargy, and dizziness that developed over the previous two days. His family denied any recent seizure-like activity, loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting, or fevers.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Images in Radiology Source Type: research

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Peculiar Unpleasant Dysgeusia as the Sole Initial Symptom of Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Intern Med. 2019 Dec 06;: Authors: Nakamura T, Tsukita K, Suzuki A, Watanabe G, Harada R, Kawasaki E, Chiba T, Sugaya R, Suzuki Y Abstract Dysgeusia is rare in Guillain-Barré syndrome, particularly as the initial symptom. We herein report the case of a 59-year-old woman who presented with only dysgeusia as the initial symptom of Guillain-Barré syndrome, followed by gradually worsening muscle weakness and bilateral sensory disturbances in the extremities. Her dysgeusia was so unpleasant that she co...
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Condition:   Logopenic Progressive Aphasia Intervention:   Device: MagStim Rapid2 Transcranial Magnetic Simulation Sponsor:   University of Manitoba Not yet recruiting
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Can you distinguish the taste of a red wine versus a rosé? How about the look of a 1960s muscle car versus a foreign import? Do you prefer to grow lilies or tulips? Would you rather listen to Dark Side of the Moon or “Fly Me to the Moon”? To answer any of these questions, you need to use your semantic memory. Your semantic memory is your store of factual knowledge of the world and the meaning of words. It’s how you know that a fork is for eating (not twirling your hair) and what color a lion is. It’s both the source of your vocabulary and how you know what something does even if you don&rsquo...
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Abstract The present study aims at investigating verb inflection in aphasia and semantic dementia. In particular, it addresses the contribution of time reference and morphological complexity. Moreover, it investigates whether the lexical properties of the verb, such as argument structure and lexical aspect interact with the production of tense. Ten individuals with (different types of) stroke aphasia and five individuals with semantic dementia and their respective control groups conducted a sentence completion task. Three tenses were tested: past perfective, past imperfective and present. All tenses had to be prod...
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Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: Neuroscience &Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Maria Cotelli, Rosa Manenti, Clarissa Ferrari, Elena Gobbi, Ambra Macis, Stefano F. CappaAbstractThe aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to examine the efficacy of language training, alone or in combination with non-invasive brain stimulation techniques, designed to improve oral and written naming abilities in Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA), and to investigate whether gains can be maintained over time and generalize to untrained items. An electronic database search was conducted up to 31st of May 20...
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Condition:   Primary Progressive Aphasia Interventions:   Device: Active tDCS;   Device: Placebo tDCS;   Behavioral: Language training;   Behavioral: Unstructured cognitive training Sponsors:   IRCCS Centro San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli;   Azienda Ospedaliera Spedali Civili di Brescia Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Logopenic Variant Primary Progressive Aphasia;   Non-fluent Variant Primary Progressive Aphasia;   Semantic Variant Primary Progressive Aphasia Interventions:   Device: ACTIVE rTMS;   Device: SHAM rTMS Sponsors:   Massachusetts General Hospital;   National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Not yet recruiting
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