Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis presenting as catatonia associated with pheochromocytoma

Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDA) encephalitis is characterized by a wide spectrum of neuropsychiatric symptoms. Approximately one quarter of the patients with anti-NMDA encephalitis have been reported to have an underlying neoplasm, such as ovarian teratomas, small cell lung carcinoma, uterine adenocarcinoma, prostate adenocarcinoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, neuroblastoma, and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor [1]. To our knowledge, however, NMDA encephalitis associated with pheochromocytoma has never been reported.
Source: Parkinsonism and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

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In this study the EGFR over‐expressing human head/neck OSC‐19‐luc2‐cGFP tumour with transfected GFP gen e was used in a skin‐fold window‐chamber model in BALB/c nude mice. The uptake and localization of the conjugate in the tumour and its surrounding normal tissues were studied by an intravital confocal laser scanning microscopy with image analyses. The tumour was also irradiated with 690 nm las er light 24 hours after conjugate administration. The vascular and tumour responses were examined by morphological evaluation and immunohistochemistry (IHC). The amount of conjugate in the tumour peaked at 24‐4...
Source: Photochemistry and Photobiology - Category: Science Authors: Tags: SPECIAL ISSUE RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
In this study, we re port a library of 73 novel psoralens, the largest collection of its kind. When screened for the ability to induce cell death, we identified two derivatives even more cytotoxic than 4’‐aminomethyl‐4,5’,8‐trimethylpsoralen (AMT), one of the most potent psoralens identified to date. Using MAL DI‐TOF MS, we studied the DNA adduct formation of a subset of novel psoralens and found that in most cases enhanced DNA binding correlated well with cytotoxicity. Generally, our most active derivatives contain positively charged substituents, which we believe increase DNA affinity and enhance psor...
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Publication date: Available online 30 March 2020Source: Meta GeneAuthor(s): Manisha Ray, Saurav Sarkar
Source: Meta Gene - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: TAMIS is an innovative technique that may be considered for the treatment of benign diseases like anastomotic complications, benign rectal stenosis, anastomotic explorations with lavage and drainage, rectal ulcus, and rectal intussusception. It can be used to search for a good plane of dissection, which cannot be found through the abdominal anterior approach. It can also be adopted for removal of early malignant rectal polyps and for TaTME. The technique described here allows the surgeons to work under ergonomic conditions, with completely reusable materials, and with a magnified view of the operative field, a...
Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research
Conclusion: In summary, analysis of currently available clinical evidence indicated that IMDC model could be applied to classify patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma using targeted agents. However, different types of targeted agents and various areas could affect the accuracy of the model. There was also a difference in predicting patients' PFS and OS.
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
This study aims to evaluate the oncological and functional results of open partial nephrectomy (OPN) and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) at the T1b clinical stage, which constitutes 25% of renal cell carcinomas (RCC) at diagnosis. Materials and Methods: The characteristics of 63 patients with stage T1b solitary tumor who underwent OPN (41) or LPN (22) were compared. The survival analysis was performed using the Kaplan-Meier method. Univariate and multivariate Cox regression analyses were performed to determine the factors affecting disease-free survival. Potential predictive factors, which might affect the postopera...
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
This study aims to evaluate the oncological and functional results of open partial nephrectomy (OPN) and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) at the T1b clinical stage, which constitutes 25% of renal cell carcinomas (RCC) at diagnosis. Materials and Methods: The characteristics of 63 patients with stage T1b solitary tumor who underwent OPN (41) or LPN (22) were compared. The survival analysis was performed using the Kaplan-Meier method. Univariate and multivariate Cox regression analyses were performed to determine the factors affecting disease-free survival. Potential predictive factors, which might affect the postopera...
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ABSTRACT Introduction: Use of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in carcinoma prostate (CaP) has deleterious effect on bone mineral density (BMD) leading to increase incidence of osteoporosis and skeletal-related events. We evaluated bone health status and impact of bone-directed therapy (BDT) and ADT on BMD in these patients from Jan 2015-Dec 2018. Materials and Method: Baseline bone health was assessed using Tc-99 MDP Bone scan/ DEXA scan for patients on ADT. Monthly zoledronic acid (ZA) was given to high-risk candidates (T-score ≤ 2.5 or previous hip/vertebral fracture) or Skel et al. metastatic patients who were rec...
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ABSTRACT Purpose: To compare perioperative outcomes, complications and anastomotic stricture rate in a contemporary series of patients who underwent open radical cystectomy (RC) with modified Wallace anastomotic technique versus traditional ileal conduit. Materials and methods: Study enrolled 180 patients, of whom 140 were randomized and underwent RC; seventy were randomized to group I and the seventy to the group II. For the primary objective, we hypothesized that the rate of ureteroenteric strictures would be at least 20 % lower in the second group. Secondary end points included rate of anastomotic leak, surgical time, d...
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Conclusions: The treatment of complex renal hilar tumors in a minimally invasive fashion is highly challenging even in experienced hands. Retroperitoneal partial nephrectomy is feasible, safe and effective for the treatment of such lesions. Long-term oncologic outcomes of this approach are awaited.
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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