Acute Fluctuant Neurological Symptoms in Stable Chronic Cryptococcus gattii Cryptococcomas: A Novel Disease Complication
Conclusions: Central nervous system cryptococcomas are difficult to treat, chronic infections, that in our patient had lasted over 10 years despite treatment compliance. A true cryptococcal meningitis relapse is indicated by positive cell cultures in previously sterile fluid but cryptococcoma progression is measured by serial magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography scans. In the case of progression or relapse induction and consolidation therapy should be restarted. Our patient demonstrated neither relapse nor progression but presented with a novel disease complication of acute fluctuating neurology in chronic...
Source: The Neurologist - January 1, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research

Huge Free-Floating Thrombus in the Internal Carotid Artery Under Duplex Ultrasound Surveillance: A Case Report
Conclusions: Evaluation of the intracranial vessel in the emergency is not enough and early carotid duplex ultrasound can help find of the FFT in time, which help to choose the early intervene by neurosurgeon. Early antithrombotic treatment can be a safe treatment option for reducing huge thrombus based on the nature of thrombus formation. Computed tomography angiography and high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging to certify the character of the plaque are recommended for plaque evaluation. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - January 1, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research

True Restriction in Diffusion-Weighted Imaging in a Mistreated Patient With Phenylketonuria
Discussion: Cognitive dysfunction and psychiatric disorders can be present in adult patients with PKU who discontinue treatment and have poor PHE metabolic control. The presence of white matter hyperintensities in T2 and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery MRI-sequences is a well-described neuroimaging feature of PKU, but diffusion-weighted imaging sequence may also be reliable in detecting brain lesions in patients with PKU. PKU lesions should be considered in the differential diagnosis of true diffusion restriction in brain MRI of patients with PKU history or those who might have escaped newborn screening diagnosis b...
Source: The Neurologist - January 1, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research

Neurological Manifestations of SARS-CoV-2: A Narrative Review
Conclusions: As subacute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 may potentially have lethal implications on the nervous system, it is important that neurologists are better informed about the spectrum of clinical manifestations, radiologic findings, and likely mechanisms of injury. Understanding the symptoms and radiologic imaging allows clinicians to consider brain imaging in any patient with suspected COVID-19 and neurological symptoms. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - January 1, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Comparative Evaluation of Stroke Awareness of Individuals Whose First-Degree Relatives had a Stroke and that of Individuals Whose First-Degree Relatives Did Not
Conclusion: The present study can serve as a guide in planning training to improve stroke awareness in the future, especially by including individuals whose first-degree relatives had a stroke. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - January 1, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Effect of Low-Frequency rTMS and Intensive Speech Therapy Treatment on Patients With Nonfluent Aphasia After Stroke
Conclusions: Low-frequency rTMS combined with conventional ST treatment can effectively improve the language function of patients with nonfluent aphasia after stroke. Two times a day low-frequency rTMS therapy combined with conventional ST treatment can improve the language function of patients with nonfluent aphasia after stroke more effectively and it also promote the expression of BDNF more effectively, thereby improving nerve repair and protecting brain tissue. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - January 1, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Predictors of Good Outcomes in Stroke Thrombolysis Guided by Tissue-Window
This study aimed to evaluate predictors of good outcomes from thrombolysis in these patients. Methods: Acute ischemic stroke patients received thrombolysis guided by computed tomography perfusion (CTP) from October 2018 to August 2019 were reviewed. Baseline characteristics and outcomes were collected. Good outcomes were defined as modified Rankin scale scores of 0 to 2 at 90 days. Logistic regression analysis was performed and the receiver operating characteristics analysis was used to determine cut-off values for the predictors of outcomes. Results: Sixty-three patients were enrolled. The median age was 64 ...
Source: The Neurologist - January 1, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Hirayama Disease Presenting as 4-Limb Paresthesia
Conclusions: Laxity of the posterior dura during neck flexion has been postulated to lead to asymmetric lower cervical cord atrophy. Involvement of all 4 limbs is rare, and the condition can be mistaken for progressive multiple sclerosis. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - November 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research

Application of Transcranial Color-coded Duplex Sonography in the Diagnosis and Management of Straight Sinus Thrombosis With Dural Arteriovenous Fistulae: A Case Report
Conclusions: TCCS could provide reliable data about the feeder and drainage veins of dAVF in our case. The extent of an increase in venous flow velocity may be closely associated with clinical manifestations, which may influence therapy. Moreover, TCCS possesses a unique advantage in terms of evaluating the patency of the stents compared with other neuroimaging techniques. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - November 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research

Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion and Venous Abnormalities in CADASIL
Conclusions: Within CADASIL, the venous circulation undergoes similar pathologic changes as compared with the arterial circulation. The retinal veins of CADASIL exhibit increased venous compliance, vessel wall diameter and wall thickness which may represent a structurally causative factor for retinal venous disease. However, these findings are not isolated to the retina as lower extremity varicose veins have associated with a family pedigree of CADASIL. Although presently it is uncertain whether those with CADASIL should undergo routine retinal screening, neurologists, and ophthalmologists, need to be cognizant of the ...
Source: The Neurologist - November 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research

Magnetic Resonance Vessel Wall Imaging in Central Nervous System Vasculitides: A Case Series
Conclusions: In these 3 cases, HR-VWI identified distinctive vascular inflammatory changes, which were crucial to guide the etiological workup, positive diagnosis, surveillance neuroimaging, and targeted treatment. HR-VWI is an important diagnostic tool in CNS vasculitides, by providing nuanced information about arterial wall integrity and pathology. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - November 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research

Real-time Assessment of Neurology Residents’ Perceptions of Inappropriate Consults
Conclusions: NRs were more likely to rate consults as inappropriate if they were also perceived as low urgency, strongly influenced by liability concerns, or unnecessary due to belief that the RP could have cared for the patient without the consult. Our findings suggest a discrepancy in how NRs and RPs perceive neurology consult appropriateness, and help to elucidate potential drivers of these perceptions that could be barriers to education and to interdisciplinary care. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - November 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Clinical Presentation and Risk Factors for Poor Outcomes Among Adult Patients With Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Conclusions: Characteristic symptoms and signs of PRES and classic MRI patterns are associated with better clinical outcomes. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - November 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Diffusion Tensor Imaging Tractography Detecting Isolated Oculomotor Paralysis Caused by Pituitary Apoplexy
This study aimed to visualize PA-induced oculomotor nerve damage using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) tractography. Materials and Methods: We enrolled 5 patients with PA-induced isolated oculomotor palsy (patient group) and 10 healthy participants (control group); all underwent DTI tractography preoperatively. Fractional anisotropy (FA) and mean diffusion (MD) values of the cisternal portion of the bilateral oculomotor nerve were measured. DTI tractography was repeated after the recovery of oculomotor palsy. Results: While no statistical difference was observed in FA and MD values of the bilateral oculomotor ...
Source: The Neurologist - November 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Influence of Intraoperative Microelectrode Recording in Deep Brain Stimulation
Background: There is considerable debate regarding the use of intraoperative microelectrode recording (MER) in deep brain stimulation (DBS). Objective: To determine if the use of intraoperative MER impacts the final position of the lead implant in DBS of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) and globus pallidus (GPi) and to evaluate the incidence of complications. Methods: The authors conducted a retrospective chart review of all patients who underwent STN and GPi DBS with MER, at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston from June 1, 2009 to October 1, 2013 to compare initial and final coordinates...
Source: The Neurologist - November 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Acute Flaccid Myelitis in an Adult
Conclusions: AFM should be included in the differential for the presentation of acute weakness in adults and pediatric patients. As the incidence of AFM continues to rise, awareness of the condition and prompt obtainment of specimens in suspected patients is crucial to aid in the investigation. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - September 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research

Leukoencephalopathy With Brain Stem and Spinal Cord Involvement and Lactate Elevation (LBSL): A Case With Long-term Follow-up
Conclusion: This report illustrates the clinical and magnetic resonance imaging characteristics of a slowly progressive long-term course of childhood-onset LBSL. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - September 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research

Two Years of Improved Neurological Function With Nusinersen in a 48-Year-Old Patient With Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 3
Conclusions: This is the first published case of nusinersen in a middle-aged adult with spinal muscular atrophy. Sustained clinically meaningful improvement may be possible with nusinersen initiation in mid adulthood. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - September 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research

Acute Ischemic Stroke as a Result of Paradoxical Embolus in a Patient with Renal Cell Carcinoma, Intravenous Tumor Thrombus Extension, and Patent Foramen Ovale
Conclusions: This is the first reported case of intraoperative paradoxical embolism in the setting of RCC with cavoatrial extension and PFO. The presence of PFO may be a risk factor for severe cerebrovascular complications in the surgical management of RCC with venous involvement. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - September 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research

Recurrent Vertebrobasilar Strokes Associated With Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy (APMPPE)
Conclusions: This case illustrates the importance of careful evaluation and high clinical suspicion for this entity when dealing with patients with new-onset headache or stroke associated with visual impairment. Proper ophthalmologic evaluation is important so that adequate therapy is established. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - September 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research

Acute Seizures in Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis: Risk Factors and Prognosis
Background: Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) often presents with acute seizures, and recurrent seizures may also be seen in the long term in some patients. The purpose of this retrospective study was to investigate the frequency and type of acute seizures and to define the risk factors. Methods: Sixty-two patients diagnosed with CVST between September 2007 and October 2018 were retrospectively evaluated for the occurrence of acute seizures. Seizures which developed as a presenting symptom or occurred within 2 weeks of diagnosis were defined as acute seizures. Demographic, clinical, and radiologic characteristic...
Source: The Neurologist - September 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Association Between Long-term Functional Outcome and Change in hs-CRP Level in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke
Background and Purpose: Elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) has been suggested as a risk factor for ischemic stroke. However, the predictive value of hs-CRP for long-term outcomes is poorly defined. Therefore, we conducted this study to evaluate whether change in hs-CRP level plays a role in the prognostic value of long-term functional disability. Methods: We studied 263 patients with acute ischemic stroke and 104 healthy controls (67.5±11.26 and 68.17±11.21 y, respectively). hs-CRP was measured on admission and on the seventh day of hospitalization. The patients were classified ...
Source: The Neurologist - September 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Clinical Features of Trousseau Syndrome With Cerebral Infarction as the Initial Manifestation
Conclusions: Trousseau syndrome with cerebral infarction as the initial manifestation was associated with metastatic cancer and depressive state. There was no difference in coagulation status between the 2 groups. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - September 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Meta-Analysis of Perioperative Stroke and Mortality in CABG Patients With Carotid Stenosis
Conclusions: Together, these data suggest an association between stroke and mortality in the perioperative period in patients undergoing CABG, demonstrating a need for improved monitoring, screening, and treatment of stroke before, during, and shortly after surgery. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - September 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension Followed by Intracranial Hypertension
Discussion: Spontaneous intracranial hypotension may predispose to subarachnoid hemorrhage through vascular compensatory changes. Blood in subarachnoid space may seal the hidden cerebrospinal fluid leak or trigger an inflammatory reaction, leading to rebound intracranial hypertension, a well-known epidural blood patch complication. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - July 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research

GABA-B Receptor Encephalitis Triggered by Enterovirus Encephalitis in a Patient With Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Case Report
Conclusion: In cases of infectious encephalitis with an atypical recurrent course, the possibility of newly onset autoimmune encephalitis should be considered. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - July 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research

Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome Following Carotid Endarterectomy: A Case Report
Conclusion: The authors advise clinicians to consider RCVS as a cause of thunderclap headache or recurrence of a severe headache shortly after CEA—particularly with the presence of a nonaneurysmal convexity SAH. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - July 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research

Guillain-Barré Syndrome as a Neurological Complication of Novel COVID-19 Infection: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Conclusion: Our cases revealed the familial occurrence of Guillain-Barré syndrome after COVID-19 infection. The authors emphasize neurological complications of COVID-19. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - July 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research

Is Noninvasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation a Safe and Effective Alternative to Medication for Acute Migraine Control?
Conclusions: When comparing nVNS with sham, no statistically significant differences were found with regards to the primary endpoint of pain freedom at 120 minutes, although differences were found with various secondary endpoints and post hoc analysis. nVNS is likely a safe alternative to medications. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - July 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Critically Appraised Topics Source Type: research

Neurological Morbidity and Mortality in a Neurological Low-Resource Setting: A 2-Year Audit of a Nigerian Hospital
The objective of this study was to report the burden of neurological disorders, including morbidity and mortality, in adult patients at a Northwestern Nigerian tertiary hospital over a 2-year period. Materials and Methods: An audit of adult medical admissions from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017, was conducted. Anonymized data on medical admissions were retrieved from admission registries. Primary and secondary outcomes of interest were neurological diagnoses and clinical outcomes, respectively. The Pearson χ2 and independent t tests were used to test for differences between neurological and general medical proportio...
Source: The Neurologist - July 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Treatment of Status Epilepticus: What Are the Guidelines and Are We Following Them?
Conclusions: This retrospective review demonstrates how guidelines and recommendations for SE are not consistently followed. Under dosing of AEDs and aggressive weaning of anesthetic agents may result in higher morbidity and mortality. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - July 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

The Incidence of Central Neurological Disorders Among Patients With Isolated Dizziness and the Diagnostic Yield of Neuroimaging Studies
Conclusions: Isolated dizziness is rarely associated with central neurological pathologies. Neuroimaging studies, especially cranial CT, have low diagnostic yield in isolated dizziness and should therefore not be routine in the evaluation process. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - July 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Wall-Eyed Bilateral Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia by Ischemic Stroke: Case Report and Literature Review
Conclusion: Gaze-evoked upward nystagmus on upward gaze and bilateral limb ataxia accompanied by WEBINO due to a small brainstem lesion were the characteristic findings of our case. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - May 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research

Blepharospasm With Photophobia Secondary to Midbrain Tuberculoma and Thalamic Infarct
Conclusions: Our patient had tuberculoma in the midbrain and chronic infarcts in the thalamus, and both lesions may cause blepharospasm and photophobia independently, so it is difficult to ascertain the causative lesion in our patient. However, it is possible that these heterogenous lesions are all part of a single functionally connected brain network and further studies are required to confirm this hypothesis. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - May 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research

Morvan Syndrome and Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma in the Central Nervous System
Conclusions: This is a first reported case of a patient who was concurrently diagnosed with Morvan syndrome and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in the CNS. Additional studies are needed to determine whether aberrantly proliferating B lymphocytes are responsible for the production of Caspr2 antibodies. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - May 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research

When the Temporal Artery Biopsy is Negative: A Case Series of Headache Attributed to Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Conclusions: Headache attributed to PMR is a steroid-responsive syndrome which should be considered in an older adult presenting with features of PMR, when the TAB is negative. Diagnostic criteria for headache attributed to PMR are proposed. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - May 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research

Effects of Baseline Systolic Blood Pressure on Outcome in Ischemic Stroke Patients With Intravenous Thrombolysis Therapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
This study aimed to assess the relationship between baseline SBP and outcome. Materials and Methods: Studies that evaluated the association between the baseline SBP and the outcome of patients undergoing thrombolytic therapy were sought. Data were extracted according to a predefined data extraction form and then analyzed by STATA 12.0 software. The primary endpoint was the occurrence of good outcomes measured by a modified Rankin Scale score at 3 months, while the secondary endpoint was the occurrence of intracranial hemorrhage and death. Results: Eleven studies involving a total of 33,263 patients were included. Poo...
Source: The Neurologist - May 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

The Impact of Deep Brain Stimulation on the Sexual Function of Patients With Parkinson’s Disease
Conclusions: Sexual function in both sexes of patients with PD does not seem to be influenced by DBS-STN itself, but by psychological and clinical features. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - May 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Heart Rate Variability Analysis: A Useful Tool to Assess Poststroke Cardiac Dysautonomia
Background: Neurogenic heart syndrome represents a phenomenon often encountered in clinical practice after ischemic stroke. Further poststroke cardiovascular complications are possibly related to cardiac autonomic dysregulation. Multiple Trigonometric Regressive Spectral (MTRS) analysis of the heart rate variability (HRV) allows a precise evaluation of cardiovascular modulation under different conditions. Objectives: This research aims to evaluate the impact of the middle cerebral artery (MCA) ischemic stroke on cardiac autonomic function, using the MTRS analysis of HRV, during sympathetic and parasympathetic activati...
Source: The Neurologist - May 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Stroke-Associated Pneumonia: A Retrospective Study of Risk Factors and Outcomes
Introduction: Pneumonia is the most common complication after stroke, but our knowledge on risk factors and predictors of stroke-associated pneumonia (SAP) is limited. We sought to evaluate the predictors and outcomes of SAP among acute ischemic stroke (AIS) hospitalizations. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database from the year 2003 to 2014. We identified adult hospitalizations with AIS using International Classification of Diseases, ninth revision, clinical modification (ICD-9-CM) codes. The SAP was identified by the presence of a secondary diagnosis of hospital-acquired ...
Source: The Neurologist - May 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Is King-Devick Testing, Compared With Other Sideline Screening Tests, Superior for the Assessment of Sports-related Concussion?: A Critically Appraised Topic
Conclusion: K-D testing has high sensitivity and specificity for detecting sideline concussion. Compared with other sideline screening tools that do not include vision testing, it has greater accuracy. Screening for concussion is optimized when multiple testing modalities are used in conjunction. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - March 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Critically Appraised Topics Source Type: research

Nonatrial Fibrillation was Associated With Early Neurological Improvement After Intravenous Thrombolysis With rt-PA in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke
Background: Intravenous thrombolysis is the only approved pharmacological treatment for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients, but the immediate response to thrombolysis varies by patient. Objective: To investigate the factors associated with early neurological improvement (ENI) after the administration of intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) treatment to AIS patients within 4.5 hours of onset. Methods: Demographics, onset to treatment time, risk factors, and clinical and laboratory data of 209 AIS patients undergoing intravenous rt-PA therapy at a Chinese hospital between January 2013 and Au...
Source: The Neurologist - March 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Case Report and Literature Review
Conclusion: Previously undescribed, we suggest that tPA should be considered for post-TAVR AIS patients who otherwise satisfy inclusion and exclusion criteria. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - March 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research

Treating Paroxysmal Sympathetic Hyperactivity With Enteral Baclofen in Anoxic Brain Injury
Conclusion: This case series reviews the current therapies used for PSH and discusses 2 patients with uncontrolled PSH secondary to anoxic brain injury. Both patients arose from coma and had significant symptomatic improvement with enteral baclofen treatment. Thus, enteral baclofen should be considered as a primary treatment for PSH to prevent sustained symptoms and prolonged hospitalizations. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - March 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research

Feasibility of a Nonmydriatic Ocular Fundus Camera in an Outpatient Neurology Clinic
Conclusions: Using nonmydriatic fundus photography in an outpatient neurology clinic is feasible without disrupting patient flow or causing patient discomfort. Findings of optic nerve pallor, optic nerve swelling, or normal optic nerves were particularly relevant to these patients seen for headaches or demyelinating disease and helped inform immediate diagnosis and management. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - March 1, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Relationship Between Sleep Characteristics and Sudden Unexplained Death Risk in Epilepsy: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - December 31, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

MRI Punctate Sign and CTA Spot Sign for Primary Intracerebral Hemorrhage
No abstract available (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - December 31, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

A Probable Case of Recurrent Bickerstaff Brainstem Encephalitis With Fulminant Course in a Pediatric Patient
Conclusion: Although Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis tends to involve the brainstem, outcomes of brain death have been rarely reported, even more so in the pediatric age group. This case report sheds light on, possibly, the first reported fatality of Bickerstaff encephalitis among children. (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - December 31, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report/Case Series Source Type: research

Clinical Usefulness of Cell-Free DNA as a Prognostic Marker in Acute Ischemic Stroke
Objective: Stroke has become the second most common cause of death. Several biomarkers have been detected in the peripheral blood from stroke patients, but none has found a place in clinical practice. Cell-free DNA (cf-DNA) liberated into the blood soon after the onset of stroke might be useful for assessing disease severity and prognosis. Study Design and Methods: A total of 54 patients presenting with ischemic stroke were recruited consecutively with the exclusion of patients having trauma, tumor, infections, and organ failure. The cf-DNA was extracted by circulating nucleic acid kit from Qiagen and measured by real...
Source: The Neurologist - December 31, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Low Heteroplasmy Rates Argue Against the m.3243A>G Variant as the Cause of Auditory Agnosia
No abstract available (Source: The Neurologist)
Source: The Neurologist - December 31, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research