Mario F.P. Peres, Arão Belitardo Oliveira, Juliane P. Mercante, Helder H. Kamei, Patricia R. Tobo, Todd D. Rozen, Morris Levin, Dawn C. Buse, Giancarlo Lucchetti

Mario F.P. Peres, Arão Belitardo Oliveira, Juliane P. Mercante, Helder H. Kamei, Patricia R. Tobo, Todd D. Rozen, Morris Levin, Dawn C. Buse, Giancarlo Lucchetti January 19, 2019

Background

Optimism and pessimism are related to several mental health and brain disorders, are significant predictors of physical and psychological health outcomes, and implicated as psychosocial determinants of the pain experience. Despite this promising evidence, limited information is available on optimism and pessimism in headache disorders.… Read More...

Shinsaku Yoshitomi, Yukitoshi Takahashi, Katsumi Imai, Eriko Koshimizu, Satoko Miyatake, Mitsuko Nakashima, Hirotomo Saitsu, Naomichi Matsumoto, Mitsuhiro Kato, Takako Fujita, Atsushi Ishii, Shinichi Hirose, Yushi Inoue January 19, 2019

In rare cases, patients with epilepsy of infancy with migrating focal seizures (EIMFS) exhibit suppression-burst (SB) patterns on electroencephalography (EEG), similar to the findings observed for patients with Ohtahara syndrome and early myoclonic encephalopathy. In this report, we discuss six cases of EIMFS in which patients exhibited two types of SB patterns.… Read More...

Idrees Azher, Ashutosh Kaushal, Andrew Chang, Shawna Cutting, Brian Mac Grory, Tina Burton, Katarina Dakay, Bradford Thompson, Michael Reznik, Linda Wendell, Nicholas Stevenson Potter, Ali Mahta, Shyam Rao, Maurizio Paciaroni, Mitchell S.V. Elkind, Mahesh Jayaraman, Michael Atalay, Karen Furie, Shadi Yaghi January 18, 2019

Background and Purpose: Patients with ischemic stroke of cardioembolic origin are at risk of visceral (renal or splenic) infarction. We hypothesized that serum troponin level at time of ischemic stroke would be associated with presence of visceral infarction. Methods: Data were abstracted from a single center prospective stroke database over 18 months and included all patients with ischemic stroke who underwent contrast-enhanced computerized tomography (CT) of the abdomen and pelvis for clinical purposes within 1 year of stroke.… Read More...

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