6,760 results match your criteria Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria[Journal]


Amilton Barreira: a mentor who left imprints on future neurologists.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Mar;77(3):218-219

Rede Sarah de Hospitais de Reabilitação, Brasília DF, Brasil.

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Reply.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Mar;77(3):217

Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts, USA.

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Methanol intoxication, lentiform fork sign, plasma methanol and osmolar gap.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Mar;77(3):216

Adjunct professor, Joseph Ayobabalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Nigeria.

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Stroke-like migraine attacks after radiation therapy (SMART) syndrome.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Mar;77(3):215

University of Texas, Department of Radiology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA.

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March 2019
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The Brazilian Society of Cerebrovascular Diseases - history.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Mar;77(3):208-214

Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Departamento de Neurociências e Ciências do Comportamento, Ribeirão Preto SP, Brasil.

The present article provides the historical background of the Sociedade Brasileira de Doenças Cerebrovasculares (Brazilian Society for Cerebrovascular Diseases), including details on its function, structure, challenges and main achievements. Read More

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Irlen syndrome: systematic review and level of evidence analysis.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Mar;77(3):194-207

Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, Santo André SP, Brasil.

Background: Scotopic sensitivity syndrome, later called Meares-Irlen syndrome or simply Irlen syndrome (IS) has been described as symptoms of poor reading ability due to poor color matching and distorted graphic images. Individuals with this syndrome are considered slow, ineffective readers with low comprehension and visual fatigue. It is still uncertain whether the disease pathophysiology is an independent entity or part of the dyslexia spectrum. Read More

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March 2019
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Acute cerebellar ataxia: differential diagnosis and clinical approach.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Mar;77(3):184-193

Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Departamento de Neurologia e Neurocirurgia, Unidade de Neurologia Geral e de Ataxias, São Paulo SP, Brasil.

Cerebellar ataxia is a common finding in neurological practice and has a wide variety of causes, ranging from the chronic and slowly-progressive cerebellar degenerations to the acute cerebellar lesions due to infarction, edema and hemorrhage, configuring a true neurological emergency. Acute cerebellar ataxia is a syndrome that occurs in less than 72 hours, in previously healthy subjects. Acute ataxia usually results in hospitalization and extensive laboratory investigation. Read More

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March 2019
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The prevalence of bruxism and related factors in patients with multiple sclerosis: a comparative study.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Mar;77(3):179-183

Necmettin Erbakan University, Meram Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Konya, Turkey.

Objective: To determine the prevalence of bruxism and related factors in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Methods: Diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS under the 2010-revised McDonald diagnostic criteria, 182 patients without MS exacerbations during the previous three months were included in the patient group, and 145 healthy individuals made up the control group in the study. Demographic data of the participants in both groups were determined. Read More

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March 2019
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Safety of transcranial direct current stimulation in a patient with deep brain stimulation electrodes.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Mar;77(3):174-178

Universidade de Brasília, Departamento de Ciências Fisiológicas, Instituto de Biologia, Brasília DF, Brasil.

Background: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been investigated in movement disorders, making it a therapeutic alternative in clinical settings. However, there is still no consensus on the most appropriate treatment protocols in most cases, and the presence of deep brain stimulation (DBS) electrodes has been regarded as a contraindication to the procedure. We recently studied the effects of cerebellar tDCS on a female patient already undergoing subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) for generalized dystonia. Read More

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March 2019
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Polymorphisms in the CIITA -168A/G (rs3087456) and CIITA +1614G/C (rs4774) may influence severity in multiple sclerosis patients.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Mar;77(3):166-173

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Departamento de Neurologia, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brasil.

It is currently unknown how genetic factors may influence the clinical course of multiple sclerosis (MS).

Objective: We examined the impact of CIITA polymorphisms -168A/G (rs3087456) and +1614G/C (rs4774) on the risk of disability progression, severity and on responses to first-line immunomodulator treatments.

Methods: Genomic DNA was extracted from blood samples. Read More

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Constipation is associated with tension type headache in women.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Mar;77(3):161-165

Bozok University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Yozgat, Turkey.

Tension-type headaches (TTH) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are comorbid diseases affecting, especially, women. One of the underlying mechanisms for both is autonomic dysfunction in the brain-gut axis. We aimed to evaluate the factors accompanying TTH and their relation to functional gastrointestinal disorders. Read More

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March 2019
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Is there a correlation between depressive symptoms and motor skills in post-stroke patients?

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Mar;77(3):155-160

Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Faculdade de Educação Física, GEPEN - Grupo de Estudos em Psicologia do Esporte e Neurociências, Departamento de Ciência do Esporte, Campinas, SP, Brasil.

Deficits in motor skills and depressive symptoms are common effects observed after stroke, so it is necessary to understand how these variables interact with each other. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between these two variables in post-ischemic stroke patients. We evaluated 135 patients with a mean age of 60 years (± 15). Read More

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Quality of life of children with poor school performance: association with hearing abilities and behavioral issues.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Mar;77(3):147-154

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Departamento de Fonoaudiologia, Belo Horizonte MG, Brasil.

The aim of the present study was to investigate the quality of life of children with poor school performance and its association with behavioral aspects and hearing abilities.

Methods: This cross-sectional observational study, developed in a town in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, investigated a random sample of public school children, aged 7-12 years old, who performed poorly in school and received specialized educational assistance. The study comprised two stages: 1) collection of data from parents on their children's health, educational, and socioeconomic profile, and from the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire; 2) administration of a quality of life evaluation scale to the schoolchildren. Read More

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What you need to know about acute ataxias in adults.

Authors:
Renato P Munhoz

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Mar;77(3):145-146

University Health Network, Toronto Western Hospital, Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Centre and the Edmond J. Safra Program in Parkinson's Disease, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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MELAS reflects a clinical concept with heterogeneous genetic background.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Feb;77(2):142-143

University of Tunis El Manar and Genomics Platform, Pasteur Institute of Tunis, Tunisia.

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February 2019

Swirl sign in epidural hematoma.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Feb;77(2):140-141

Hospital Estadual Jayme Santos Neves, Departamento de Radiologia, Serra ES, Brasil.

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February 2019
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Unilateral abdominal protrusion as the main diagnostic sign of facioscapulohumeral dystrophy.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Feb;77(2):139

Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina (FMUSP), Departamento de Neurologia, São Paulo SP, Brasil.

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February 2019

Maurice Ravel's dementia: the silence of a genius.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Feb;77(2):136-138

Santa Casa de São Paulo, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Departamento de Neurologia, São Paulo SP Brasil.

Maurice Ravel is one of the most important French musicians. In the last years of his life, Ravel was victim of a dementia of uncertain etiology that caused aphasia, apraxia, agraphia and amusia. The artistic brain of the author of eternal musical compositions was progressively silenced due to his neurodegenerative disease. Read More

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February 2019
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The first central nervous system autopsy in Southern Brazil.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Feb;77(2):131-135

Departamento de Patologia Médica, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba PR, Brasil.

Objective: The history of Anatomical Pathology in the state of Paraná, in southern Brazil, is closely linked with the foundation of the Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR). This study identified the first central nervous system (CNS) clinical autopsy performed by the Department of Anatomical Pathology of the UFPR.

Methods: This study reviewed the autopsy report archives of the Hospital de Clínicas-UFPR from 1951 onward. Read More

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February 2019
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Amplitude-integrated electroencephalography for neonatal seizure detection. An electrophysiological point of view.

Authors:
Sebastián Gacio

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Feb;77(2):122-130

Hospital de Niños Ricardo Gutiérrez, División de Neurología, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Seizures in the newborn are associated with high morbidity and mortality, making their detection and treatment critical. Seizure activity in neonates is often clinically obscured, such that detection of seizures is particularly challenging. Amplitude-integrated EEG is a technique for simplified EEG monitoring that has found an increasing clinical application in neonatal intensive care. Read More

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February 2019
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Migraine treatment: the doors for the future are open, but with caution and prudence.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Feb;77(2):115-121

Centro de Avaliação e Tratamento da Dor de Cabeça do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brasil.

Migraine is a burdensome disorder. Current treatments are far from ideal. Recent knowledge has been indicating targets whose antagonism may improve efficacy. Read More

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February 2019

The anticonvulsant effects of Ducrosia anethifolia (Boiss) essential oil are produced by its main component alpha-pinene in rats.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Feb;77(2):106-114

Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman Neuroscience Research Center (KNRC), Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience, Kerman, Iran.

Background: Ducrosia anethifolia has been recommended as a remedy for neurological disorders. However, the anticonvulsant effects of D. anethifolia essential oil (DAEO) and its major constituent α-pinene have not yet been clarified. Read More

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February 2019
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Inflammatory markers are beneficial in the early stages of cerebral venous thrombosis.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Feb;77(2):101-105

Sakarya Universitesi, Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi, Noroloji Kliniği, Sakarya, Turkey.

Background: Cerebral vein thrombosis (CVT) is a rare but serious cause of acute stroke. Inflammation is a hypothetical etiological factor in CVT.

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate inflammatory marker levels in CVT patients and compare these with healthy individuals. Read More

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February 2019

Baseline disease characteristics in Brazilian patients enrolled in Transthyretin Amyloidosis Outcome Survey (THAOS).

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Feb;77(2):96-100

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho, Centro de Estudos em Paramiloidose Antônio Rodrigues de Mello.

Transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR) is characterized by the deposit of mutant or wild-type transthyretin that forms amyloid fibrils, which are extracellularly deposited within tissues and organs. Clinical manifestations of familial amyloid polyneuropathy vary according to the mutation, age at onset and geographical location. This study aimed to describe baseline disease characteristics of Brazilian patients with transthyretin familial amyloid polyneuropathy (ATTR-FAP) enrolled in the Transthyretin Amyloidosis Outcome Survey (THAOS). Read More

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February 2019
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A comparison of nontreponemal tests in cerebrospinal fluid for neurosyphilis diagnosis: equivalent detection of specific antibodies.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Feb;77(2):91-95

Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Escola de Medicina e Cirurgia, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brasil.

Background: Syphilis is a re-emerging sexually-transmitted infection, caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum, that may penetrate early into the central nervous system. The venereal disease research laboratory test (VDRL) on the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is the most widely used for neurosyphilis diagnosis. We evaluated the performance of two other nontreponemal tests (rapid plasma reagin [RPR] and unheated serum reagin [USR] tests) in comparison with the VDRL in CSF. Read More

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February 2019
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Burnout syndrome: are stroke neurologists at a higher risk?

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Feb;77(2):84-90

Universidade Federal do Paraná, Hospital de Clínicas, Curitiba PR, Brasil.

Background: Burnout syndrome is a work-related psychological response, characterized by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and low professional accomplishment.

Objective: The study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of burnout syndrome in neurologists in the State of Paraná, Brazil, dividing them into stroke neurologists and non-stroke neurologists.

Methods: We performed a crosssectional observational study, with a quantitative approach, based on the online Maslach Burnout Inventory - Human Services Survey questionnaire. Read More

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February 2019

Dabigatran and warfarin in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter in outpatient clinic practice in Brazil.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Feb;77(2):80-83

Universidade Federal da Bahia; Salvador BA, Brasil.

Objectives: To compare warfarin and dabigatran for thromboembolic event prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter.

Methods: This was a retrospective cohort of participants with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter using either warfarin or dabigatran in a reference center in Brazil.

Results: There were 112 patients (mean age 65. Read More

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February 2019
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GBA mutations p.N370S and p.L444P are associated with Parkinson's disease in patients from Northern Brazil.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Feb;77(2):73-79

Universidade Federal do Pará, Laboratório de Erros Inatos de Metabolismo, Belém PA, Brasil.

Mutations of the GBA gene have been reported in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) from a number of different countries, including Brazil. In order to confirm this pattern in a sample of PD patients from northern Brazil, we conducted a case-control study of the occurrence of the two most common mutations of the GBA gene (c.1226A>G; p. Read More

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February 2019

GBA mutations and Parkinson's disease in Brazil.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Feb;77(2):71-72

Universidade Federal Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre RS, Brasil.

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February 2019

Current and future conditions of stroke care in Brazil.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Jan;77(1):68-69

Irmandade da Santa Casa de São Paulo, Disciplina de Neurologia, São Paulo SP, Brasil.

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January 2019

Stroke care conditions in Brazil: can it still get worse?

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Jan;77(1):66-67

Santa Casa de São Paulo, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Divisão de Neurorradiologia, São Paulo SP, Brasil.

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January 2019

Chagas disease, cardioembolic ischemic stroke, INR control and bleeding.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Jan;77(1):65

Dr DY Patil University, Pune, India.

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January 2019

Metastatic seeding after a stereotactically-guided biopsy followed by gamma knife surgery.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Jan;77(1):64

Hospital-Clínica Kennedy, Department of Neurological Sciences, Guayaquil, Ecuador.

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January 2019

Heart-shaped intracranial aneurysm.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Jan;77(1):63

China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, Department of Neurosurgery, Changchun, China.

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January 2019
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Henrique Dumont: how a traumatic brain injury contributed to the development of the airplane.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Jan;77(1):60-62

Hospital Vita Curitiba, Departamento de Neurocirurgia, Curitiba PR, Brasil.

The life and death of Henrique Dumont (1832-1892) is little known, being usually remembered as Alberto Santos-Dumont's father. This report describes the history of this Brazilian engineer, also known as the King of Coffee, who achieved enormous business success and fortune in the late nineteenth century. In 1890, during the inspection of his farm, the world's largest coffee plantation at that time, he fell from a carriage, which left him a hemiplegic. Read More

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January 2019

Lampião, Lages, Lombroso: the autopsy of the bandit king of the Brazilian backlands.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Jan;77(1):55-59

Promotor do Ministério Público do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brasil.

Lampião, the most infamous Brazilian brigand leader, was killed and decapitated during an ambush in 1938. The Alagoas police coroner, Dr. José Lages Filho, performed an autopsy of his head. Read More

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January 2019

The Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome/Willis-Ekbom disorder link: evidences, biases and clinical relevance.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Jan;77(1):47-54

Universidade Nove de Julho, São Paulo SP, Brasil.

Parkinson's disease (PD) and restless legs syndrome/Willis-Ekbom disorder (RLS/WED) are relatively common diseases in the realm of movement disorders. The fact that both may, as expected, co-occur and typically share a similar remarkable response to dopaminergic treatment raised the interest in exploration of additional shared features that throughout the years cruised fields as diverse as phenomenology, epidemiology, genetics, pathology, and clinical studies. In this review, we describe and critically examine the evidence and biases of a conceivable overlap of these two disorders, trying to shed light onto two main sources of confusion: (1) are PD and RLS/WED reciprocal risk factors? and (2) what are the main mimics of RLS/WED in PD? Read More

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January 2019
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Protective effect of extract of the Camellia japonica L. on cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury in rats.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Jan;77(1):39-46

Anhui Medical University, Department of Pharmacology, Hefei, China.

Objective: We investigated the protective effect of the extract of the Camellia japonica L. flower on cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury in rats.

Methods: The rat ischemia-reperfusion injury was induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion for 90 minutes and reperfusion for 48 hours. Read More

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January 2019
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Critical illness polyneuromyopathy in septic patients: Is it possible to diagnose it in a bedside clinical examination?

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Jan;77(1):33-38

Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre RS, Brasil.

Objective: To determine the sensitivity and specificity of peripheral and respiratory muscle strength tests in diagnosing critical illness polyneuromyopathy (CIPNM), compared with an electrophysiological examination.

Methods: Fifty septic patients who required mechanical ventilation for at least five days, and without a previous history of muscle weakness, were included. Peripheral muscle strength was assessed using the Medical Research Council (MRC) score, handgrip strength by dynamometry, and respiratory muscle strength with maximum respiratory pressures. Read More

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January 2019

Evaluation of vestibular and oculomotor functions in individuals with dizziness after stroke.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Jan;77(1):25-32

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Departamento de Fonoaudiologia, Santa Maria, RS, Brasil.

Objective: Changes in postural balance and visual complaints are frequent consequences of stroke. We aimed to investigate the symptoms and the vestibular and oculomotor functions of patients with dizziness post ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and compare the results among them.

Methods: Fifty patients with dizziness after stroke were evaluated through a clinical anamnesis and computerized vector electronystagmography: calibration of ocular movements, spontaneous nystagmus, semi-spontaneous nystagmus, pendular tracking, optokinetic nystagmus, rotary chair testing, and the caloric test. Read More

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January 2019
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The effect of vitamin D on cognitive functions in young female patients: a prospective controlled study using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Jan;77(1):19-24

Bozok University Department of Neurology Yozgat, Turkey.

Aim: Our aim was to determine whether there is a relationship between vitamin D [25(OH)D] and cognitive functioning in women with low 25(OH)D levels.

Methods: Ninety female patients, 25-45 years of age, who attended our outpatient clinic and had 25(OH)D levels < 30 ng/mL, were included. The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) scale was used to determine cognitive functioning; the scale is divided into seven subgroups. Read More

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January 2019

Hereditary spastic paraplegia: a clinical and epidemiological study of a Brazilian pediatric population.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Jan;77(1):10-18

Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo, São Paulo SP, Brasil.

Aims: To investigate hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) in a pediatric Brazilian sample.

Methods: Epidemiological, clinical, radiological and laboratory data were analyzed in 35 patients.

Results: Simple HSP (HSP-S) was detected in 12 patients, and complicated HSP (HSP-C) was detected in 23 patients. Read More

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January 2019
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Transient global amnesia: clinical features and prognostic factors suggesting recurrence.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Jan;77(1):3-9

Center for Research on Neuroimmunological Diseases (CIEN), Raúl Carrea Institute for Neurological Research (FLENI), Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Objective: The risk of recurrence of new amnesia events in patients having previously experienced transient global amnesia (TGA) ranges between 2.9-23.8%. Read More

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January 2019
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Transient global amnesia: an intriguing yet benign disturbance.

Authors:
Leonardo Pantoni

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2019 Jan;77(1):1-2

University of Milan, 'Luigi Sacco' Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Milan, Italy.

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January 2019

Disseminated necrotizing leukoencephalopathy.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2018 Dec;76(12):858-859

University of Kentucky, Department of Radiology, Lexington, KY, USA.

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December 2018
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Persistent craniopharyngeal canal.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2018 Dec;76(12):857

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Departamento de Radiologia, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brasil.

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December 2018

The remarkable pioneering contribution of Gaspar Vianna to the study of the neuropathology of Chagas disease.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2018 Dec;76(12):853-856

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Faculdade de Medicina, Departamento de Anatomía Patológica e Medicina Legal, Belo Horizonte MG, Brasil.

Gaspar Vianna is considered one of the great names in Medicine and Science in Brazil. Yet, little prominence has been given to his studies in Neuropathology. He was the first to describe, in 1911, the histopathology and pathogenesis of chagasic encephalitis in the acute phase of Chagas disease, as well as the intracellular life cycle of Trypanosoma cruzi. Read More

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December 2018
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The convergence of stroke and dementia.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2018 Dec;76(12):849-852

Western University, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, London, Ontario, Canada.

Neurological disorders account for the most Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALY's) -of the Global Burden of Disease (10%). More than half of neurological DALY's result from the combination of stroke (42%) and dementia (10%). The two pose risk for each other and share the same predisposing factors. Read More

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December 2018
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Apomorphine in the treatment of Parkinson's disease: a review.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2018 Dec;76(12):840-848

University College of London, Institute of Neurology, London, UK.

Optimizing idiopathic Parkinson's disease treatment is a challenging, multifaceted and continuous process with direct impact on patients' quality of life. The basic tenet of this task entails tailored therapy, allowing for optimal motor function with the fewest adverse effects. Apomorphine, a dopamine agonist used as rescue therapy for patients with motor fluctuations, with potential positive effects on nonmotor symptoms, is the only antiparkinsonian agent whose capacity to control motor symptoms is comparable to that of levodopa. Read More

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December 2018

Genes related to maintenance of autophagy and successful aging.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2018 Dec;76(12):831-839

Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Departamento de Psicobiologia, São Paulo SP, Brasil.

Considering aging as a phenomenon in which there is a decline in essential processes for cell survival, we investigated the autophagic and proteasome pathways in three different groups: young, older and oldest old male adults. The expression profile of autophagic pathway-related genes was carried out in peripheral blood, and the proteasome quantification was performed in plasma. No significant changes were found in plasma proteasome concentrations or in correlations between proteasome concentrations and ages. Read More

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December 2018
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