General Professor Khalaf Al Moutaery (1948-2018)
Malla Bhaskara RaoNeurology India 2018 66(5):1538-1538 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Malla Bhaskara Rao Source Type: research

Arbinda Mukherjee: IAN Textbook of Neurology
Vinita Elizabeth ManiNeurology India 2018 66(5):1536-1537 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Vinita Elizabeth Mani Source Type: research

B. Dayananda Rao: No ugly scars. The autobiography of a surgeon.
Sunil PandyaNeurology India 2018 66(5):1531-1535 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Sunil Pandya Source Type: research

The & #8216;Uberisation & #39; of neurosurgery and its fallacies
Pankaj Shivhare, George C VilanilamNeurology India 2018 66(5):1528-1530 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Pankaj Shivhare George C Vilanilam Source Type: research

Does & #8216;one size fit all & #39; in academic neurosurgery ?
Gopikrishnan Rajasekar, George C VilanilamNeurology India 2018 66(5):1526-1528 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Gopikrishnan Rajasekar George C Vilanilam Source Type: research

Dengue and Japanese encephalitis E: Concurrent infection, cross reactivity, and false positivity
Sora Yasri, Viroj WiwanitkitNeurology India 2018 66(5):1525-1526 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Sora Yasri Viroj Wiwanitkit Source Type: research

Pituitary aspergillosis: A report and review of the literature
Mahmood Dhahir Al-MendalawiNeurology India 2018 66(5):1525-1525 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Mahmood Dhahir Al-Mendalawi Source Type: research

Addition of pyridoxine to prednisolone in the treatment of infantile spasms: The knowledge gaps
Arundhati Banerjee, Lokesh SainiNeurology India 2018 66(5):1524-1524 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Arundhati Banerjee Lokesh Saini Source Type: research

Posttraumatic pneumorrhachis
Uday S Raswan, Sajad H Arif, Altaf U RamzanNeurology India 2018 66(5):1522-1523 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Uday S Raswan Sajad H Arif Altaf U Ramzan Source Type: research

Mesenteric plexiform neurofibroma
Li Yang, Xia Tan, Harrison X Bai, Yuqian Huang, John Wojcik, Sharon SongNeurology India 2018 66(5):1521-1522 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Li Yang Xia Tan Harrison X Bai Yuqian Huang John Wojcik Sharon Song Source Type: research

Bilateral exostosis of the external auditory canal: Surfer & #39;s ear
Sriram S Patwari, Saurabh Joshi, Harsha C ChadagaNeurology India 2018 66(5):1520-1521 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Sriram S Patwari Saurabh Joshi Harsha C Chadaga Source Type: research

Distal Sylvian fissure lipoma masquerading as a vascular malformation with bleed
Mustafa Iqbal Ahmed Chandshah, Nishanth Sadashiva, Jitender Saini, Dhaval ShuklaNeurology India 2018 66(5):1518-1520 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Mustafa Iqbal Ahmed Chandshah Nishanth Sadashiva Jitender Saini Dhaval Shukla Source Type: research

Medulloblastoma with extensive nodularity: A rare variant with a favorable outcome
Saumya Jakati, Rani Y Jyotsna, AK Purohit, Challa SundaramNeurology India 2018 66(5):1517-1518 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Saumya Jakati Rani Y Jyotsna AK Purohit Challa Sundaram Source Type: research

Hyponatremia in tuberculosis: Focus on brain instead of adrenals
BE Chaya, KN Rajesh, K Mohan, DM MaheshNeurology India 2018 66(5):1515-1516 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: BE Chaya KN Rajesh K Mohan DM Mahesh Source Type: research

Are neurocytomas always benign ?
R Ramnarayan, D DuttaNeurology India 2018 66(5):1512-1514 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: R Ramnarayan D Dutta Source Type: research

A rare case of Chiari malformation secondary to Paget & #39;s disease of skull
Zhiqin Lin, Folin Lan, Dongwei Shen, Celin Guan, Ping Qiu, Zhenwen Gao, Jing LuNeurology India 2018 66(5):1510-1511 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Zhiqin Lin Folin Lan Dongwei Shen Celin Guan Ping Qiu Zhenwen Gao Jing Lu Source Type: research

Skull-based giant cell tumor with atypical location highlighting the importance of intraoperative cytological examination: Report of four cases
Rakesh K Gupta, Vineeta V Batra, Suniti Pahwa, Shaam Bodeliwala, Anita Jagetia, Daljit Singh, Hukum SinghNeurology India 2018 66(5):1507-1509 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Rakesh K Gupta Vineeta V Batra Suniti Pahwa Shaam Bodeliwala Anita Jagetia Daljit Singh Hukum Singh Source Type: research

A rare case of spontaneous thrombosis of vein of Galen malformation in a young adult diagnosed on magnetic resonance imaging and digital subtraction angiography
Anshu Mahajan, Gaurav Goel, Biplab Das, Karanjit S NarangNeurology India 2018 66(5):1505-1506 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Anshu Mahajan Gaurav Goel Biplab Das Karanjit S Narang Source Type: research

Gelastic seizures due to inferior frontal gyrus cavernoma
Sita Jayalakshmi, Rajesh Reddy, Rammohan Vadapalli, Sudhindra Vooturi, Manas PanigrahiNeurology India 2018 66(5):1503-1505 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Sita Jayalakshmi Rajesh Reddy Rammohan Vadapalli Sudhindra Vooturi Manas Panigrahi Source Type: research

Balloon-assisted coil embolization of intracranial aneurysm and zero bispectral index
Sujoy Banik, Girija P Rath, Ritesh Ramsal, Gyaninder P SinghNeurology India 2018 66(5):1501-1502 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Sujoy Banik Girija P Rath Ritesh Ramsal Gyaninder P Singh Source Type: research

Single-stage vertebrectomy for hydatid disease involving L3 vertebra: Five year follow-up
Pankaj Kandwal, G Vijayaraghavan, BN Upendra, Arvind JayaswalNeurology India 2018 66(5):1499-1501 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Pankaj Kandwal G Vijayaraghavan BN Upendra Arvind Jayaswal Source Type: research

Peripartum seizures in Albright & #39;s osteodystrophy: Is it hypocalcemia or embolic stroke ?
Rudrarpan Chatterjee, Vidya S Nagar, Deevya Kumbhare, Basavaraj SajjanNeurology India 2018 66(5):1496-1498 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Rudrarpan Chatterjee Vidya S Nagar Deevya Kumbhare Basavaraj Sajjan Source Type: research

A rare case of Japanese encephalitis-induced anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor encephalitis
Reshma S Shaik, M Netravathi, LK Nitish, RS Mani, P Shah, T Damodar, M Anita, PK PalNeurology India 2018 66(5):1495-1496 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Reshma S Shaik M Netravathi LK Nitish RS Mani P Shah T Damodar M Anita PK Pal Source Type: research

Unilateral arm flapping gait as a manifestation of synkinesis following recurrent strokes
Kyusik Kang, Wong-Woo Lee, Ohyun Kwon, Byung Kun KimNeurology India 2018 66(5):1493-1494 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Kyusik Kang Wong-Woo Lee Ohyun Kwon Byung Kun Kim Source Type: research

An unusual manifestation of Pisa syndrome in progressive supranuclear palsy
Rajesh Verma, Dhruv BatraNeurology India 2018 66(5):1491-1493 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Rajesh Verma Dhruv Batra Source Type: research

Cockayne syndrome in siblings
PR Sowmini, M Sathish Kumar, S Sakthi Velayutham, G Revathy, S ArunanNeurology India 2018 66(5):1488-1490 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: PR Sowmini M Sathish Kumar S Sakthi Velayutham G Revathy S Arunan Source Type: research

Idiopathic hypoparathyroidism with clinical and electrophysiological myotonia & #8211; An unusual occurrence
Neeharika L Mathukumalli, Meena A Kanikannan, Jabeen A Shaik, Mridula R KandadaiNeurology India 2018 66(5):1486-1488 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Neeharika L Mathukumalli Meena A Kanikannan Jabeen A Shaik Mridula R Kandadai Source Type: research

A case of narcolepsy with HLA-typing from North India
Shivani Srivastava, Bhargavi Ramanujam, Kavish Ihtisham, Manjari TripathiNeurology India 2018 66(5):1485-1486 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Shivani Srivastava Bhargavi Ramanujam Kavish Ihtisham Manjari Tripathi Source Type: research

Facial palsy: An unusual complication of vivax malaria
Rimi Som Sengupta, Joydip Datta, Anirban Ghosh, Samir Chakraborty, Anirban SarkarNeurology India 2018 66(5):1483-1484 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Rimi Som Sengupta Joydip Datta Anirban Ghosh Samir Chakraborty Anirban Sarkar Source Type: research

Unusual case of subacute cerebellar ataxia
Pushpendra N Renjen, Dinesh ChaudhariNeurology India 2018 66(5):1482-1483 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Pushpendra N Renjen Dinesh Chaudhari Source Type: research

Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis presenting as spastic paraparesis
Gopal Poduval, Priya NathaniNeurology India 2018 66(5):1481-1482 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Gopal Poduval Priya Nathani Source Type: research

Overlap of Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis/Guillain & #8211;Barr & #233; syndrome simulating brain death
Cheng-Yin Tan, Sherrini Bazir Ahmad, Khean-Jin Goh, Lydia Abdul Latif, Nortina ShahrizailaNeurology India 2018 66(5):1475-1480 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Cheng-Yin Tan Sherrini Bazir Ahmad Khean-Jin Goh Lydia Abdul Latif Nortina Shahrizaila Source Type: research

Temporary noncicatricial focal alopecia following Gamma knife radiosurgery: Case series and review of literature
Conclusion: Compared to whole brain radiotherapy, chances of alopecia are significantly less after GKRS. Despite a sharp dose fallout, a single fraction high-dose radiosurgery with GKRS may expose the skin appendages to more than 3 Gy radiation exposures, which may injure the hair follicles irrespective of the growth phase (anagen, telogen, or catagen) they are in. A careful planning that includes sparing of the dermal appendages and hair roots up to 4–6 mm depth in the skin may prevent this complication. Patients with superficial lesions should be well informed about the reversible nature of this possible complicati...
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Manjul Tripathi Manish Buddhiraja Narendra Kumar Aman Batish Chirag K Ahuja Parwinder Kamboj Rupinder Kaur Amanjot Kaur Source Type: research

A summary of some of the recently published, seminal papers in neuroscience
Mazda K Turel, Manjul Tripathi, Ashish Aggarwal, Chirag K Ahuja, Aastha Takkar, Sahil Mehta, Ravi Yadav, Anant Mehrotra, Kuntal K DasNeurology India 2018 66(5):1453-1468 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Mazda K Turel Manjul Tripathi Ashish Aggarwal Chirag K Ahuja Aastha Takkar Sahil Mehta Ravi Yadav Anant Mehrotra Kuntal K Das Source Type: research

Neurosurgery in SMS Medical College & #8211;From bare necessity to excellence
Virendra Deo Sinha, Amit ChakrabartyNeurology India 2018 66(5):1447-1452 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Virendra Deo Sinha Amit Chakrabarty Source Type: research

Surgical excision of large-to-giant petroclival meningiomas focusing on the middle fossa approaches: The lessons learnt
Conclusions: Half-and-half approach was used in tumors with middle and posterior cranial fossae components often extending to the suprasellar region. Kawase's anterior petrosectomy was utilized in resecting tumors with predominant posterior fossa component (along with a small middle fossa component) that was crossing the midline anterior to the brain stem, and mainly situated superomedial to the IAM. Tumors confined to the posterior fossa, that extended laterally and below the IAM were resected utilizing the RMSO approach. Occasionally, a combination of these approaches was used. Middle fossa approaches help in signifi...
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Jaskaran Singh Gosal Sanjay Behari Jeena Joseph Awadhesh K Jaiswal Jayesh C Sardhara Mohammad Iqbal Anant Mehrotra Arun K Srivastava Source Type: research

Cost analysis study of neuropsychiatric drugs: Role of National List of Essential Medicines, India
Conclusions: The NLEM group has economical drugs in some disease categories; there is a need to consider the cost effectiveness of all drug categories while revising the NLEM next time and attention should focus on drug price regulation policies to accomplish the goal of rational use of medicines. (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Sudhir C Sarangi Nivendeep Kaur Manjari Tripathi Yogendra K Gupta Source Type: research

Meningeal solitary fibrous tumor/hemangiopericytoma: Emphasizing on STAT 6 immunohistochemistry with a review of literature
Conclusion: These rare tumors need to be accurately diagnosed and optimally treated (gross total resection and radiotherapy) to improve the prognosis. (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Zubair Ahmad Muhammad Usman Tariq Nasir Ud Din Source Type: research

Is spindle cell oncocytoma a true entity or a variant of pituicytoma ? A case report with review of literature
We describe a case of SCO in a 28-year-old young female patient with TTF-1 immunopositivity, and ultra-structurally showing abundant mitochondria along with few neurosecretory granules. (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Rakesh K Gupta Vineeta V Batra Daljit Singh Mehar C Sharma Vikas Kumar Source Type: research

Change in average peak cerebrospinal fluid velocity at the cerebral aqueduct, before and after lumbar CSF tapping by the use of phase contrast MRI, and its effect on gait improvement in patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus
Conclusion: PC-MRI is a sensitive method to support the diagnosis of NPH. Different flow parameters were comparable before and after CSF tapping. The parameters which might be useful for assessing clinical improvement include a change in the peak average, as well as positive, and negative velocity. (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Uthamanthil R Gokul Kollengode G Ramakrishnan Source Type: research

Ossified posterior longitudinal ligament with fluorosis: Implications for the Neurosurgeon
Prasad Krishnan, Nabanita GhoshNeurology India 2018 66(5):1404-1406 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Prasad Krishnan Nabanita Ghosh Source Type: research

Cervical ossified posterior longitudinal ligament: Etiology and surgical perspectives
V V Ramesh Chandra, B CM Prasad, P RajeshNeurology India 2018 66(5):1400-1403 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: V V Ramesh Chandra B CM Prasad P Rajesh Source Type: research

Ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament and fluorosis
Conclusion: Fluorosis is associated with a higher incidence of OPLL. Higher urinary fluoride levels correlate with the severe forms of OPLL. (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: K V Shivanand Reddy Vijaya Saradhi Mudumba Indra M Tokala D Raja Reddy Source Type: research

BNP: Is it an ideal marker to assess volume status in patients with hyponatremia and natriuresis ?
Afzal Azim, Sunil JenaNeurology India 2018 66(5):1392-1393 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Afzal Azim Sunil Jena Source Type: research

Role of NT-ProBNP to differentiate syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion and cerebral salt wasting syndrome: The conundrum
Rimesh Pal, Ashutosh Rai, Sivashanmugam Dhandapani, Pinaki DuttaNeurology India 2018 66(5):1389-1391 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Rimesh Pal Ashutosh Rai Sivashanmugam Dhandapani Pinaki Dutta Source Type: research

Evaluation of NT-ProBNP as a marker of the volume status of neurosurgical patients developing hyponatremia and natriuresis: A pilot study
Conclusion: NT Pro-BNP is a quick and convenient assay to differentiate SIADH and CSW. We need a larger sample size to correctly characterize the cut off value. Uric acid cannot be used to distinguish between SIADH and CSW. (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: George Tobin Ari G Chacko Rajaratnam Simon Source Type: research

Accuracy and reliability of Babinski sign versus finger and foot tapping in the diagnosis of corticospinal tract lesions
R RaghavendranNeurology India 2018 66(5):1381-1382 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: R Raghavendran Source Type: research

Accuracy and reliability of Babinski sign versus finger and foot tapping in the diagnosis of corticospinal tract lesions
Conclusion: Finger and foot tapping is a valid and reliable test in the clinical diagnosis of corticospinal lesions. The reliability and validity of Babinski sign is variable and thus its ability to diagnose the manifestations of corticospinal lesions is less when compared to the finger and foot tapping test. (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Prabhakar T Appasamy Teddy A Dan Vedavati Bandyopadhyay Vivek Mathew Visalakshi Jeyaseelan Suresh Babu Sanjith Aaron Mathew Alexander Source Type: research

Identification of microdeletion and microduplication syndromes by chromosomal microarray in patients with intellectual disability with dysmorphism
Conclusion: In cases with dysmorphism with or without mental retardation or cardiac defect, advanced studies such as CMA can lead to a definitive diagnosis. Genetic counseling is mandatory in all these cases and a prenatal diagnosis is also feasible in selected families. (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Inusha Panigrahi Puneet Jain Siyaram Didel Sarita Agarwal Srinivasan Muthuswamy Ansuman Saha Vinay Kulkarni Source Type: research

Assessing functional connectivity of brain network in children with nocturnal enuresis using resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging
Rammohan VadapalliNeurology India 2018 66(5):1367-1369 (Source: Neurology India)
Source: Neurology India - September 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Rammohan Vadapalli Source Type: research