563 results match your criteria Acta neurologica Taiwanica[Journal]


Electroencephalographic periodic discharges in Metronidazoleinduced encephalopathy: a case report.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2017 Dec;26(4):184-188

Department of Neurology, Neurological Institute, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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December 2017

Clinical and Electrophysiological Analysis of Chronic Eyelid Twitching.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2017 Dec;26(4):177-183

Department of Neurology, West Garden Hospital.

Purpose: Nearly everyone had experience of eyelid twitching (ET) and most physicians think it is benign and self limited. Most neurologists consider it is a symptom rather a disease. However, sometimes ET persists longer and becomes bothersome in some cases, i. Read More

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December 2017
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A Review of Infantile Vanishing White Matter Disease and A New Mutation.

Authors:
Halûk Yavuz

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2017 Dec;26(4):167-176

Necmettin Erbakan Üniversitesi, Meram Tıp Fakültesi, Çocuk Bölümü, Akyokuş/Meram, 42080 Konya, Turkey.

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December 2017
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Quality of Life and Psychological Distress of Caregivers' of Stroke People.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2017 Dec;26(4):154-166

Purpose: Caregivers play a substantial role on support at stroke survivors after acute hospitalization. The aims of the current study were: to determine the quality of life of caregivers of patients with stroke, and to evaluate the predictors of quality of life in caregivers.

Methods: It is a cross-sectional study including 150 caregivers of patients with haemorrhagic or ischemic stroke. Read More

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December 2017
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Clinical Characteristics and Therapeutic Outcomes of Postneurosurgical Bacterial Meningitis in Elderly Patients over 65: A Hospital-based Study.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2017 Dec;26(4):144-153

Departments of Neurology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Purpose: To investigate the clinical characteristics, laboratory features and prognostic factors of elderly patients with postneurosurgical bacterial meningitis.

Methods: Five hundred and forty patients with adult bacterial meningitis (ABM) were collected from 1986-2015, of whom 167 were ≥ 65 years. Of these 167 elderly patients, 82 had postneurosurgical infections and 85 had spontaneous infections. Read More

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December 2017
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Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for the Treatment of Neuromyelitis Optica in Singapore.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2018 Mar;27(1):26-32

Department of Neurology, National Neuroscience Institute of Singapore, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.

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Recurrent Hypoglycemia-induced Hemiballism with Self-limited after Sleep - A Case Report.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2018 Mar;27(1):22-25

Neurology Department, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Purpose: Hemiballism caused by hypoglycemia is rare. We presented a case who suffered from episodic hemiballism induced by hypoglycemia with spontaneously recovery after sleep. The possible mechanism of these self-limited episodes was also discussed. Read More

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March 2018
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Delayed Endovascular Thrombectomy in a Patient Suffering from Stroke in Progression after Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2018 Mar;27(1):18-21

Department of Neurology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan.

Purpose: Significant improvement of stroke symptoms may occur in acute stroke patients due to large artery occlusion (LAO) treated with intravenous thrombolysis (IVT). Directly proceeding with endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) would be a clinical dilemma.

Case Report: A 55-year-old male suddenly suffered from global aphasia and right side hemiplegia at work. Read More

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March 2018
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Subdural Hemorrhage in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease Requiring Dialysis: A Single-Center Study.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2018 Mar;27(1):9-17

Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.

Purpose: Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have higher risks of subdural hemorrhage (SDH) and subsequent 30-day mortality. However, evidences regarding optimal mode of dialysis therapy during acute management are sparse. We aimed to compare the outcomes of ESRD patients who received continuous peritoneal dialysis (CPD) or extended hemodialysis (EHD) after SDH and determined factors associated with 30-day mortality. Read More

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March 2018
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Perceived Social Stigma in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: A Study from Iran.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2018 Mar;27(1):1-8

Department of Neurology, Sina MS Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Objectives: Social Stigma is potentially a major problem in multiple sclerosis patients which strongly affects the quality of life. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of perceived stigma in patients with MS in a sample of Iranian population.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 305 MS patients who were referred to Iranian Multiple Sclerosis Society in 2014. Read More

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March 2018
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Isolated Basilar Artery Dissection with Ischemic Stroke: Report of 4 Cases.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2017 Sep;26(3):138-143

Department of Neurology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

Purpose: Isolated basilar artery dissection (BAD) is a rare cause of ischemic stroke. Since the clinical presentations and imaging findings could be non-specific and subtle, the diagnosis may be difficult. Here, we presented four cases of isolated BAD with acute ischemic stroke. Read More

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September 2017
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Diagnosis of Chronic Leptomeningitis by Using Meningeal Biopsy: A Case Report of Tuberculous Meningitis.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2017 Sep;26(3):133-137

Department of Neurology, Shuang Ho Hospital, Taipei Medical University, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

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September 2017

Fusarium Brain Abscess in a Patient with Diabetes Mellitus and Liver Cirrhosis.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2017 Sep;26(3):128-132

Department of Neurology, MacKay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

Purpose: Invasive mycosis caused by the Aspergillus, Fusarium, and Mucor can be fetal, especially in the immunocompromised patients with central nervous system (CNS) involvement. Here we present a case of CNS Fusarium infection, and this is the first reported case of Fusarium brain abscess in Taiwan.

Case Report: A 65-year-old woman presented with fever and conscious disturbance for 3 days. Read More

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September 2017
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Malnutrition in Acute Stroke Patients Stratified by Stroke Severity- A Hospital Based Study.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2017 Sep;26(3):120-127

Division of Cerebrovascular Diseases, Department of Neurology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Background: Stroke results in high mortality with tremendous health care burden. Malnutrition is frequently observed in patients after stroke. This study was designed to explore the nutritional status in the acute stage of stroke aiming at exploring factors related to malnutrition after stroke. Read More

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September 2017

Outcome of Myasthenia gravis treated with high-dose prednisolone and azathioprine: A single centre ambispective study from India.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2017 Sep;26(3):106-119

Purpose: Myasthenia gravis (MG) is treated with many disease modifying therapies, namely corticosteroids, thymectomy and immunosuppressants, alone or in various combinations. But still, till today no consensus over the optimum therapy for MG has been made.

Methods: Out of total 101 patients with MG, 37 patients fulfilled the inclusion criteria and in them we ambispectively studied factors affecting the outcome in MG treated, to induce leukopenia, with prednisolone (PSL) plus azathioprine(AZA), from January 1993 through July 2014. Read More

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September 2017
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Analysis of Clinical and Metabolic Profile of Acute Neuromuscular Weakness Related to Hypokalemia.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2017 Sep;26(3):97-105

Department of Neurology, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh- 226010, India.

Objective: Acute neuromuscular weakness related to hypokalemia is a readily treatable disorder associated with diverse aetiologies. In this study we aim to report clinical pattern and biochemical features to identify the different aetiologies of the hypokalemic neuromuscular weakness.

Methods: Retrospective reviews of the medical record were analysed. Read More

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September 2017
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Medical Treatment Guidelines for Acute Migraine Attacks.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2017 Jun;26(2):78-96

In 2015, the American Headache Society (AHS) amended the treatment guideline of acute migraine based on evidence-based medicine (EBM) that all triptans in any form of preparations, acetaminophen, and non-steroid anti-inflammation drugs-NSAID (aspirin, diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen), sumatriptan/naproxen, combined acetaminophen/aspirin/caffeine are considered effective (Level A). Previously effective drugs as prochlorperazine, and dihydroergotamine-DHE (excluded inhaled form) were downrated to probable effective (Level B). Taiwan Headache Society published its treatment guideline for acute migraine attack in 2007. Read More

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June 2017
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Rapid Progression of Vertebral Artery Occlusion After Radiotherapy for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2017 Jun;26(2):76-77

Department of Neurology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

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June 2017
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Orbital Cellulitis Presenting as Giant Cell Arteritis: A Case Report.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2017 Jun;26(2):72-75

Department of Neurology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.

Purpose: To present a case of orbital cellulitis initially mimicking giant cell arteritis.

Case Report: An 80-year-old man with a history of hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus was referred with a prominent progressive headache over the right temporal and periorbital areas. Non-contrast brain CT results were normal, but ESR was elevated. Read More

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June 2017
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Refractory Facial Paralysis: A Case Report.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2017 Jun;26(2):68-71

Department of Neurology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.

Purpose: To present a case of salivary gland malignancy initially mimicking Bell's palsy.

Case Report: A 75-year-old woman with hypertension visited our neurological outpatient department,complaining of persistent right facial paralysis for more than a year after oral glucocorticoid therapy with recent development of vertigo and unsteady gait. She was previously diagnosed as having Bell's palsy and was prescribed oral glucocorticoid. Read More

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June 2017
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Acute Onset of Parkinsonism an End-Stage Renal Disease Patient.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2017 Jun;26(2):64-67

Department of Neurology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.

Purpose: The osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS) has been identified as a neurological complication of the rapid correction of hyponatremia. In recent years, however, various medical conditions have been associated with the development of ODS, irrelevant to changes in serum sodium. We present a rare case of a eunatremic patient who developed ODS with manifestation of parkinsonism. Read More

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June 2017
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Sporadic Nocturnal Frontal Lobe Epilepsy--Report on Two Cases and Review of the First Taiwanese Series of 10 Cases.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2017 Jun;26(2):55-63

Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center and Department of Psychiatry, Hennepin County Medical Center and the University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Purpose: To report two additional cases of sporadic (i.e. non-familial) Nocturnal Frontal Lobe Epilepsy (NFLE) and integrate these two cases within the first series of 10 cases of sporadic NFLE reported in Taiwanese patients, and compare the findings with familial NFLE and with findings from Caucasian NFLE patients. Read More

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June 2017
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Medical Treatment Guidelines for Preventive Treatment of Migraine.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2017 Mar;26(1):33-53

The Treatment Guideline Subcommittee of the Taiwan Headache Society evaluated the medications currently used for migraine prevention in Taiwan. We assessed the results of new published drug trials, information from medical database and referred to the latest guidelines published. After comprehensive discussion, we proposed Taiwanese consensus about the preventive treatment for migraine including recommendation levels, strength of evidences, and related prescription information regarding dosage and adverse effects. Read More

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March 2017
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Wernicke's Encephalopathy after Bariatric Surgery with Atypical Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Case Report.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2017 Mar;26(1):29-32

Department of Neurology, Mackay Memorial Hospital.

Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE) is a disease caused by thiamine deficiency related to alcoholism, hyperemesis, or thiamine malabsorption. The clinical manifestations of WE are mental change, ataxia, and ophthalmoplegia. The typical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of WE are symmetrical involvement of medial thalamus, periventricular region of the third ventricle, periaqueductal area, and mammillary body. Read More

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March 2017
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Comparison of LCModel and SAGE in Analysis of Brain Metabolite Concentrations-A study of Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2017 Mar;26(1):20-28

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, Kaohsiung Medical University.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare brain metabolite concentration ratios determined by LCModel and Spectroscopy Analysis by General Electric (SAGE) quantitative methods to elucidate the advantages and disadvantages of each method.

Materials And Methods: A total of 10 healthy volunteers and 10 patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) were recruited in this study. A point-resolved spectroscopy (PRESS) sequence was used to obtain the brain magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) spectra of the volunteers and patients, as well as the General Electric (GE) MRS-HD-sphere phantom. Read More

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March 2017
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The Association of Apolipoprotein E Allele 4 Polymorphism with the Recovery of Sleep Disturbance after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2017 Mar;26(1):13-19

Department of Neurology, Shuang Ho Hospital, Taipei Medical University, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

Purpose: Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a major public health concern. The apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene contains three polymorphisms, and the APOE4 polymorphism may affect several physiological states, such as the recovery from mTBI as well as sleep. This study aims to investigate the association between APOE4 with the recovery of sleep disturbance after mTBI. Read More

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March 2017
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Safety and Effectiveness of Intravenous Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke Outside the Coverage of National Health Insurance in Taiwan.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2017 Mar;26(1):3-12

Division of Neurology, Department of Internal Medicine, Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, Chiayi City, Taiwan.

Purpose: Only a small percentage of ischemic stroke patients were treated with intravenous thrombolysis in Taiwan, partly because of the narrow reimbursement criteria of the National Health Insurance (NHI). We aimed to assess the safety and effectiveness of intravenous thrombolysis not covered by the NHI.

Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of register data from four hospitals. Read More

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March 2017
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Intravenous Alteplase for Acute Ischemic Stroke in Taiwan: Can We Expand the National Health Insurance's Reimbursement Criteria?

Authors:
Cheng-Yang Hsieh

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2017 Mar;26(1):1-2

Department of Neurology, Tainan Sin Lau Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan.

lization of intravenous thrombolysis with alteplase was very low in Taiwanese patients with acute ischemic stroke(1). One of the reasons is the strict reimbursement guideline made by the Bureau of National Health Insurance (NHI) in 2004(2). In this issue of the Acta Neurologica Taiwanica, Yu-Hsiang Su and co-authors(3) retrospectively evaluated outcomes of their thrombolysed stroke patients who were "mismatched" between updated clinical practice guideline and NHI reimbursement criteria. Read More

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March 2017
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A Case of Multiple System Atrophy with Preexisting Alzheimer's Disease and Predating The Hot Cross Bun Sign.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2016 Dec;25(4):152-159

Departments of Neurology, Taichung Tzu-Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu-Chi Medical Foundation, Taichung, Taiwan.

Purpose: Synucleinopathy, tauopathy and amyloidopathy were classified as distinct clinical and pathological entities in traditional classification systems, and their interactions have been studied on neuropathology and molecular genetics recently.

Case Report: In this report, we present a 69-year-old male patient who had been diagnosed with probable Alzheimer's disease (AD) dementia due to progressive forgetfulness in February 2013. His Mini- Mental State Examination score was 21/30, and his Cognitive Abilities Screening Instrument score was 78/100, resulted from profound deficits in recent memory and abstract thinking domains. Read More

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December 2016
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Migraine with Multiple Sensory Auras.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2016 Dec;25(4):148-151

National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore General Hospital, Department of Neurology, Outram Road, Singapore 169608, Singapore.

Migraine auras are typically visual in nature but can manifest as disturbances in somatosensory, auditory, and olfactory senses. Reports of multiple sensory auras are rare in the literature, but their existence may offer novel insights into the pathogenesis of this highly common yet complex neurological condition. Here we report a case of multiple sensory auras involving somatosensory, auditory, and olfactory disturbances in a patient with migraine without visual manifestations. Read More

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December 2016
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Reduced Internal Carotid Artery Flow in Color-coded Carotid Duplex Sonography.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2016 Dec;25(4):136-147

Stroke Center and Department of Neurology, Taipei Tzuchi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation Taipei; School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan.

Purpose: Reduced flow in the internal carotid artery (ICA) is related to cerebral ischemia. We established a classification of reduced ICA flow through color-coded carotid duplex (CCD) sonography.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 25,000 CCD images in sonography laboratory. Read More

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December 2016
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Clinical Profile and Outcome of Myasthenic Crisis In Central Taiwan.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2016 Dec;25(4):129-135

Departments of Neurology, Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, Chia-Yi, Taiwan ROC.

Background: Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease caused by antibodies to acetylcholine receptors of the skeletal muscle. Myasthenic crisis (MC) is a complication observed during both early and late stage MG cases. In this study, we examined current treatments and three years outcomes in patients with MG and MC. Read More

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December 2016
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Parkinsonism or Other Movement Disorders Presenting as Stroke Mimics.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2016 Dec;25(4):124-128

Department of Neurology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.

Purpose: Patients with parkinsonism or other movement disorders may visit the emergency department due to acute deterioration of neurological status or consciousness disturbance. Under such circumstances, patients may be misdiagnosed as having a hyperacute stroke, i.e. Read More

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December 2016
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The Role of Mitochondrial Aldehyde Dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) in Neuropathology and Neurodegeneration.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2016 Dec;25(4):111-123

Department of Chemical and Systems Biology, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford CA 94305-5174 USA.

Aldehydes-induced toxicity has been implicated in many neurodegenerative diseases. Exposure to reactive aldehydes from (1) alcohol and food metabolism; (2) environmental pollutants, including car, factory exhausts, smog, pesticides, herbicides; (3) metabolism of neurotransmitters, amino acids and (4) lipid peroxidation of biological membrane from excessive ROS, all contribute to 'aldehydic load' that has been linked to the pathology of neurodegenerative diseases. In particular, the α, β-unsaturated aldehydes derived from lipid peroxidation, 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE), DOPAL (MAO product of dopamine), malondialdehyde, acrolein and acetaldehyde, all readily form chemical adductions with proteins, DNA and lipids, thus causing neurotoxicity. Read More

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December 2016
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Ruptured Intracranial Dermoid Cyst in Temporal Fossa.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2016 Jun;25(2):70-72

Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital.

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June 2016
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Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis in A Patient with Sjögren's Syndrome with Atypical Antibodies: A Case Report.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2016 Jun;25(2):65-69

Department of Neurology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.

Background: Although Sjögren's syndrome has been known to complicate with white matter lesions, encephalopathy, or stroke, reports of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis due to Sjögren's syndrome with atypical antibodies are rare.

Case Report: A 50-year-old woman was admitted to our neurological ward with nausea and vomiting following acute onset of severe headache in the left occipital region. Brain computed tomography revealed no abnormalities. Read More

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June 2016
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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Caused by Ulnar Nerve Schwannoma in a Patient with Diabetic Sensorimotor Polyneuropathy.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2016 Jun;25(2):60-64

Department of Neurology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.

Purpose: An uncommon ulnar nerve schwannoma should not be neglected in a diabetic patient with cubital tunnel syndrome, the second most common cause of entrapment neuropathy.

Case Report: A 61-year-old woman with a past history of type 2 diabetes mellitus complicated with sensorimotor polyneuropathy presented with progressive numbness and weakness of the left ring and little fingers for one year. A provisional diagnosis of cubital tunnel syndrome was made according to physical examination and electrophysiological studies. Read More

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June 2016
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Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome Mimicking Brainstem Infarction: A Dilemma.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2016 Jun;25(2):56-59

Department of Neurology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.

Purpose: We had recently reported one case at American Journal of Emergency Medicine about centralvariant posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) in an 84-year-old woman with an initial misdiagnosis as central pontine myelinolysis (CPM). Here, we introduce another case of centralvariant PRES in a 49-year-old man mimicking as acute brainstem infarction in the cranial computed tomography (CT) findings.

Case Report: A 49-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department with a 5-day history of vertigo, cognitive decline, and difficulty in walking. Read More

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June 2016
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Nitrous Oxide-induced Subacute Combined Degeneration Presenting with Dystonia and Pseudoathetosis: A Case Report.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2016 Jun;25(2):50-55

Department of Neurology, Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University.

Purpose: Nitrous oxide (N2O) is neurotoxic by interfering with vitamin B12 bioavailability. The clinical picture is indistinguishable to that of subacute combined degeneration (SCD). A movement disorder might occur though it is not a characteristic feature. Read More

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June 2016
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Images Diagnosis and Emergent Endovascular Treatment of Acute Hemorrhagic Basilar Artery Dissection: A Case Report.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2016 Jun;25(2):45-50

Department of Neurology, Changhua Christian Hospital.

Purpose: Basilar artery dissection (BAD) is a rare but possibly fatal disease with specific neuroimage findings. The management of BAD varies. This report describes a case with hemorrhagic BAD treated by endovascular stent-assisted coil embolization. Read More

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June 2016
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Effective and Cheap Behavioral Modification Therapy to Manage Complicated Polydipsia and Seizures in a Chronic Mental Health Institute.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2016 Jun;25(2):41-44

Department of Psychiatry, Tsyr-Huey Mental Hospital, Kaohsiung Jen-Ai's Home, Taiwan.

Purpose: Polydipsia is one of the most serious and complicated problems causing morbidity and mortality in chronic mental health institutes. The pathophysiology of polydipsia in chronic schizophrenia remains unclear; as a result, no effective methods exist to deal with this serious problem. This report describes a patient with schizophrenia with polydipsia and seizures who benefitted from a behavioral modification program at a chronic mental health institute. Read More

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June 2016
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Serial Neuroimaging of a Patient with Minor Stroke due to Isolated Cortical Vein Thrombosis and Convexal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2016 Sep;25(3):104-110

Stroke Center and Department of Neurology; School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan.

Purpose: Convexal subarachnoid hemorrhage (cSAH) comprises less than 5% of cases of nontraumatic SAH and frequently presents as a focal and transient neurological deficits that mimics transient ischemic attack (TIA). Isolated cortical vein thrombosis (ICVT) is rare and accounts for only 6.3% of cerebral venous thrombosis. Read More

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September 2016
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Long-term and Strong Immunotherapy to Treat Anti-N-Methyl- D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis with Refractory Status Epilepticus.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2016 Sep;25(3):99-103

Department of Neurology, En Chu Kong Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

Background: Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis is responsive to immunotherapy and removal of tumor, but there is no consensus in the treatment of severe anti- NMDAR encephalitis with prolonged refractory status epilepticus (SE).

Case Report: A 17-year-old girl presented as acute psychosis, refractory seizures, hyperkinesia, autonomic instability, and soon progressed to a dissociative state of coma. Anti-NMDAR antibodies were positive in serum and CSF. Read More

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September 2016
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Spontaneous intracranial hypotension complicated by malignancyinduced disseminated intravascular coagulation: A case report.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2016 Sep;25(3):95-98

Department of Neurology, Neurological Institute; Faculty of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University Schools of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan.

Purpose: Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is a rare type of headache. The association of SIH with malignancy and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) has not previously been reported.

Case Report: A 60-year-old woman had orthostatic headache for more than one month before admission. Read More

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September 2016
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A Review of Differences in Clinical Characteristics between Tardive Syndrome Induced or Improved by Aripiprazole Treatment.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2016 Sep;25(3):88-94

Department of Psychiatry, Tsyr-Huey Mental Hospital, Kaohsiung Jen-Ai's Home, Taiwan.

Introduction: Tardive syndrome is a troublesome complication secondary to the long-term usage of antipsychotic medication. At present, there is a lack of effective treatment for tardive syndrome. Aripiprazole has been used in the treatment of tardive syndrome, with some reports of a good response. Read More

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September 2016
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Co-Cccurrence of Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Primary Sjögren Syndrome in an Elderly Woman.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2016 Sep;25(3):83-87

Department of Neurology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.

Purpose: Co-occurrence of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and other autoimmune diseases is rare. We present the case of a patient with co-occurrence of GBS and primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS).

Case Report: An 82-year-old woman presented with acute ascending flaccid paralysis and acute respiratory failure. Read More

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September 2016

Impacts of Cigarette Smoking and Basilar Artery Flow on 1-year Recovery in 3-Month survivors of Intracranial Vertebrobasilar Artery Dissection-related Ischemic Stroke.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2016 Sep;25(3):75-82

Departments of Neurology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan.

Objective: Intracranial vertebrobasilar artery dissection (iVBD) is an important etiology for posterior circulation ischemic stroke (PCS); however, its long-term functional outcome has been seldom reported. The present study aimed to elucidate the functional outcomes and the predictors of poor functional recovery at 1-year after iVBD-caused PCS.

Methods: Patients with iVBD-caused PCS who had been recruited in the Stroke Registry of Taipei Veterans General Hospital between January 1, 2012 to February 28, 2014 were included. Read More

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September 2016
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Hospital-based Stroke Registry in Taiwan.

Authors:
Cheng-Yang Hsieh

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2016 Sep;25(3):73-74

Department of Neurology, Tainan Sin Lau Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan.

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September 2016
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Erythromelalgia: a Red Neuralgia.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2016 03;25(1):49-50

Section of Neurology, Department of Internal Medicine, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei, Taiwan.

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March 2016
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Update of Neurositmulation for Refractory Epilepsy: Deep Brain Stimulation and Responsive Neurostimulation.

Acta Neurol Taiwan 2016 Mar;25(1):38-48

Department of Neurology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan.

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