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3781. Access to special care dentistry, part 2. Communication. (Abstract)

for communicating with patients with neurological impairments typically seen after stroke, such as aphasia and dysarthria, with tips for the listener including the use of communication aids where appropriate. Finally it will consider communicating with patients who have autistic spectrum conditions and discuss how effective techniques and a tailored approach to their specific needs and anxieties can increase the likelihood of a successful dental visit.

2008 British Dental Journal

3782. Determinants of health-related quality of life in Nigerian stroke survivors. (Abstract)

in Ibadan. The stroke levity scale (SLS) was used to assess stroke severity. HRQOL was assessed using the psychometrically robust HRQOL in stroke patients (HRQOLISP) questionnaire. HRQOL determinants were sought among variables such as age, gender, socio-economic class (SEC), post-stroke duration, side, type and number of strokes, SLS, modified Rankin scale (mRS), social support, and Likert-graded responses to laughter and negative feelings frequencies. Gender, aphasia, handedness, stroke side, type

2008 Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene

3783. "Much Madness is Divinest Sense". Full Text available with Trip Pro

"Much Madness is Divinest Sense". 18598663 2008 09 26 2018 11 13 1080-6059 14 7 2008 Jul Emerging infectious diseases Emerging Infect. Dis. "Much Madness is Divinest Sense". 1183-4 10.3201/eid1407.AC1407 Potter Polyxeni P Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. PMP1@cdc.gov eng Journal Article United States Emerg Infect Dis 9508155 1080-6040 IM Aphasia, Primary Progressive Art Humans Medicine in the Arts Music 2008 7 5 9 0 2008 9 27 9 0 2008 7 5 9 0 ppublish 18598663

2008 Emerging Infectious Diseases

3784. Clinical and radiographic spectrum of pathologically confirmed tumefactive multiple sclerosis. Full Text available with Trip Pro

was a first neurological event in 61%, relapsing-remitting in 29% and progressive in 4%. Presentations were typically polysymptomatic, with motor, cognitive and sensory symptoms predominating. Aphasia, agnosia, seizures and visual field defects were observed. At follow-up, 70% developed definite multiple sclerosis, and 14% had an isolated demyelinating syndrome. Median time to second attack was 4.8 years, and median EDSS at follow-up was 3.0. Multiple lesions were present in 70% on pre-biopsy MRI

2008 Brain

3785. Motor cortex stimulation for central pain following a traumatic brain injury. (Abstract)

was typically delayed due to the patient's decreased ability to express his pain for severe aphasia as a neurological sequela. The severe burning pain, deep pressure-like pain, and deep mechanical allodynia, which presented over the contralateral side to the TBI, were successfully relieved with motor cortex stimulation (MCS). The analgesic effect of stimulation was found to be long lasting and was still present at the 12-month follow up. As shown in this patient, the occurrence of central pain syndrome

2006 Pain

3786. Intensive chemotherapy with and without cranial radiation for Burkitt leukemia and lymphoma: final results of Cancer and Leukemia Group B Study 9251. (Abstract)

were administered to the first cohort of patients. A subsequent cohort received the same therapy, with the exceptions that intrathecal therapy was reduced to six doses and radiotherapy was administered only to high-risk individuals.The median follow-up durations were 6.8 years in Cohort 1 and 4.1 years in Cohort 2. Three occurrences of transverse myelitis, 2 severe neuropathies, 3 cases of aphasia, and 1 case of blindness were documented in the first cohort of 52 patients (Cohort 1

2004 Cancer

3787. Landau-Kleffner syndrome, electrical status epilepticus in slow wave sleep, and language regression in children. (Abstract)

are distinct but have some overlap. The relationship between the epileptiform EEG abnormalities and the loss of cognitive function remains controversial, even in LKS which is the most widely accepted as an acquired epileptic aphasia. Language regression also occurs in younger children, frequently in the context of a more global autistic regression. Many of these children have epileptiform EEGs. The term autistic regression with epileptiform EEG has been proposed for these children. Whether these children

2004 Mental Retardation and Developmental disabilities Research Reviews

3788. Efficacy of very high dose steroid treatment in a case of Landau-Kleffner syndrome. (Abstract)

Efficacy of very high dose steroid treatment in a case of Landau-Kleffner syndrome. Landau-Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is an acquired childhood aphasia associated with paroxysmal bitemporal electroencephalogram (EEG) abnormalities and, sometimes, clinical seizures. We report the case of a female aged 5 years 6 months who presented clinically with apparent hearing loss, deterioration in speech, and seizure activity over 12 days. The female had previous detailed speech/language assessments at 3 to 4

2006 Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

3789. Perioperative complications in acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma) surgery. (Abstract)

harvest), which occurred in 23 patients (3.2%). Cerebrospinal fluid leak was present in 20 patients (2.8%), 15 of whom needed revision surgery. Other complications included VIth cranial nerve dysfunction in 12 cases (1.68%), subdural hematoma in 3 cases (0.4%), cerebellopontine angle hematoma in 4 cases (0.6%), cerebellar edema in 2 cases (0.28%), brainstem hematoma in 1 case (0.14%), transitory aphasia in 1 case (0.14%), and lower cranial nerve dysfunction in 1 case (0.14%). Mortality occurred

2004 Otology and Neurotology

3790. Delayed brain atrophy after electrical injury. (Abstract)

Delayed brain atrophy after electrical injury. We report a case of delayed brain atrophy after electrical injury. A 12-year-old boy sustained extensive burns by touching a high-voltage power line. The burn area comprised more than 60% TBSA, and he subsequently underwent several surgical procedures. Two months later, he suddenly developed seizures. Initial findings on magnetic resonance imaging showed diffuse cortical damage in the left brain. Two months later, motor aphasia appeared

2005 Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation

3791. Extended middle fossa approach to the petroclival junction and anterior cerebellopontine angle. (Abstract)

numbness, one; seizures, one; expressive aphasia, one; and hearing loss, two.Of the 16 patients in this study, one patient needed postoperative care in a skilled nursing facility. Postoperative facial nerve weakness was not experienced in any patient. One patient developed a transient cerebrospinal fluid leak that resolved spontaneously. One patient developed a pseudomeningocele secondary to postoperative hydrocephalus. This was corrected with wound exploration and placement of a ventricular peritoneal

2004 Otology and Neurotology

3792. Extracranial head and neck schwannomas: a clinical analysis of 33 patients. (Abstract)

, such as nasal obstruction, dysphasia, and hoarseness, relevant to location of the lesion. Fine needle aspiration cytology, computed tomography scans, and magnetic resonance imaging may provide limited implications in the diagnosis of schwannomas, whereas postoperative pathologic examination establishes the final diagnosis.Complete surgical excisions with appropriate approaches have proven to be efficient and successful in the treatment of head and neck schwannomas.

2007 Laryngoscope

3793. I can hear you yet cannot comprehend: a case of pure word deafness. (Abstract)

I can hear you yet cannot comprehend: a case of pure word deafness. This report describes a 25-year-old man with acute head trauma and brain damage resulting in pure word deafness. Bilateral temporal lobe pathology was confirmed by brain imaging and functional brain studies. A brief discussion about the difference between pure word deafness and other aphasias, as well as anatomic correlation is provided.

2006 Journal of Emergency Medicine

3794. Methylene blue toxicity following infusion to localize parathyroid adenoma. (Abstract)

is generally considered benign, and there are only two cases published in the literature reporting toxicity following intravenous infusion--such toxicity is a diagnosis of exclusion. We report a case of methylene blue toxicity resulting in expressive aphasia, confusion and disinhibition following infusion for parathyroid adenoma localization. The patient made a complete recovery over 48 hours. Methaemoglobinaemia was excluded as a cause. We suggest that the mechanism of toxicity was a direct effect

2006 Journal of Laryngology & Otology

3795. Motor Learning of a Planning Task in Stroke Patients: the Maze Paradigm Measured Through Time and Error as Variables

by examination of image and finding medical neurologist Time of injury over 6 months Single vascular event Right handed, by applying the Inventory of Dominance Side of Edinburgh Mini mental with scores over 23 points Exclusion Criteria: Aphasia of understanding Instability clinic Other neurological diseases associated (Parkinson's disease, dementias, Alzheimer) Contacts and Locations Go to Information from the National Library of Medicine To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact

2008 Clinical Trials

3796. Study of NeuroAid In Enhancing Recovery After Stroke

non-ischemic brain lesion which could affect function disability Subject has co-existing systemic diseases: terminal cancer, renal failure (creatinine >200 μmol/L, if known), cirrhosis, severe dementia or psychosis Subject has a history of previous stroke/s Subject has participated in another clinical trial within the last three months Subject has aphasia or any other cognitive disabilities which prevent cooperation with study instructions Subject has dense hemiplegia (grade 0 motor power) Subject

2008 Clinical Trials

3797. Speech and Language Therapy After Stroke

provided by (Responsible Party): University of Chicago Study Details Study Description Go to Brief Summary: Our overall goal is to advance the state of functional brain imaging in aphasia, and then to apply the method to an intensive, imitation-based treatment for non-fluent aphasia. Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase Ischemic Stroke Behavioral: Imitate Therapy Not Applicable Detailed Description: Detailed information will follow in the next progress report. Study Design Go to Layout (...) table for study information Study Type : Interventional (Clinical Trial) Actual Enrollment : 34 participants Allocation: Randomized Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor) Primary Purpose: Treatment Official Title: Neurophysiological Measurement in Aphasia Treatment Study Start Date : August 2007 Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2012 Actual Study Completion Date : January 2012 Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

2008 Clinical Trials

3798. Safety and Efficacy Study of Pyridorin in Patients With Nephropathy Due to Type 2 Diabetes

liver disease or transaminase (alanine aminotransferase and aspartate aminotransferase) levels >2.5 x upper limit of normal measured at the Screening Visit; Patients with bilirubin levels >1.5 x upper limit of normal measured at the Screening Visit; Patients with a history of allergic or other adverse response to vitamin B preparations; Patients who require >50 mg of vitamin B6 daily; Patients who have a history of dysphasia and swallowing disorders; Patients with a history of hypersensitivity

2008 Clinical Trials

3799. Functional Recovery in Stroke Patients With Task-Specific Robot-Aided Arm Therapy

with the neurological examiner such that the validity of the patient's data could be compromised cyber sickness pace-maker or other implanted electric devices body weight > 120kg serious cognitive deficits and aphasia preventing the performance of the ARMin treatment participation in any therapeutic treatment ("outside therapy") performed with the paralyzed arm during the planned study - including baseline and follow up. Contacts and Locations Go to Information from the National Library of Medicine To learn more

2008 Clinical Trials

3800. Effects of Oral Levosimendan on Ambulatory Electrocardiographic Variables

or dysphasia, haemodynamically significant uncorrected valve disease or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or restrictive cardiomyopathy, any acute coronary event or angioplasty or any other major surgery within 1 month, any major surgery during the planned study period History of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia within 3 months. History of Torsades de Pointes (TdP) or family history of long QT-syndrome Heart rate (HR) < 50 or > 100 bpm. Systolic blood pressure (SBP) < 100 mmHg or > 180 mmHg, or diastolic

2008 Clinical Trials

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