some important forums for neurology

1.This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer’s Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson’s Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Neurology/show/135

2. Neurology Neurology discussion forum.

http://forums.studentdoctor.net/forumdisplay.php?f=48

3. Welcome to the Neurological Disorders Forum – a health community featuring member and doctor discussions ranging from a specific symptom to related conditions, treatment options, medication, side effects, diet, and emotional issues surrounding medical conditions.

Read more: Neurological Disorders Forum, Neurological Disorders support group community

http://ehealthforum.com/health/neurology.html

4.

http://www.neurologychannel.com/

5.  ask to neurologist for any problems

http://forum.asktheneurologist.com/forum.html

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useful web sites to get medical stuffs n ebooks

http://nepkos.com/

http://mediconet.blogspot.com/search/label/e%20books

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Population-based study of acquired cerebellar ataxia in Al-Kharga district, New Valley, Egypt

Authors: Farghaly WMA, El-Tallawy HN, Shehata GA, Rageh TA, Abdel Hakeem N, Abo-Elfetoh NM
Published Date April 2011 , Volume 2011:7(1) Pages 183 – 187 DOI 10.2147/NDT.S14497
Wafaa MA Farghaly1, Hamdy N El-Tallawy1, Ghaydaa A Shehata1, Tarek A Rageh1, Nabil Abdel Hakeem2, Noha M Abo-Elfetoh1
1Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt; 2Al Azhar University, Assiut Branch, Egypt

Background: The aim of this research was to determine the prevalence and etiology of acquired ataxia in Al-Kharga district, New Valley, Egypt.
Methods: A population-based study of acquired ataxia was conducted in a defined geographical region with a total population of 62,583. A door-to-door survey was used to identify cases of acquired cerebellar ataxia. Patients with acquired cerebellar ataxia at any age and of both genders were included. Cases of known inherited cerebellar ataxia, acquired neurological disorders with ataxia as a minor feature, or pure acquired sensory ataxia, were excluded.
Results: We identified 17 cases of acquired ataxia, of which eight were vascular, six were an ataxic cerebral palsy subtype, and three involved postencephalitic ataxia. The crude prevalence rate for acquired ataxia was 27.16/100,000 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 14.3–40.1). The mean age of the patients at interview was 31.8 (range 4–72) years, with a male to female ratio of 2.1:1. The most frequent presenting complaint was disturbance of gait (90.7%). The majority (92%) were ambulatory, but only 9.3% were independently self-caring.
Conclusion: This population-based study provides an insight into acquired cerebellar ataxia within a defined region, and may inform decisions about the rational use of health care resources for patients with acquired cerebellar ataxia. The most common causes of acquired cerebellar ataxia in this region were cerebrovascular injury and cerebral palsy.

more @ http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=6983

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Neurology Books

http://amrsheta.webs.com/neurologybooks.htm

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Neurological Examination

INTRODUCTION TO THE NEUROLOGIC EXAM VIDEOS AND DESCRIPTIONS

MENTAL STATUS EXAM
Anatomy
Normal Exam
Abnormal Examples
Quiz
Media Resources

CRANIAL NERVE EXAM
Anatomy
Normal Exam
Abnormal Examples
Quiz
Media Resources

COORDINATION EXAM
Anatomy
Normal Exam
Abnormal Examples
Quiz
Media Resources

SENSORY EXAM
Anatomy
Normal Exam
Abnormal Examples
Quiz
Media Resources

MOTOR EXAM
Anatomy
Normal Exam
Abnormal Examples
Quiz
Media Resources

GAIT EXAM
Anatomy
Normal Exam
Abnormal Examples
Quiz
Media Resources

NEUROLOGICAL CASES

You can download the videos: http://library.med.utah.edu/neurologicexam/html/gait_abnormal.html

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Hydranencephaly : a case study @ Kathmandu University Medical Journal

Kathmandu University Medical Journal (2010), Vol. 8, No. 1, Issue 29, 83-86

Hydranencephaly
Pant S1, Kaur G2, JK De3
1Medical Offi  cer, 2Associate Professor, 3 Professor and Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Manipal College of Medical Sciences

Abstract
Hydranencephaly is a rare congenital condition where the greater portions of the cerebral hemispheres and the corpus striatum are replaced by cerebrospinal fl  uid and glial tissue. The meninges and the skull are well formed, which is consistent with earlier normal embryogenesis of the telencephalon. Bilateral occlusion of the internal carotid arteries in utero is a potential mechanism. Clinical features include intact brainstem refl  exes without evidence of higher cortical activity. The infant’s head size and the spontaneous refl  exes such as sucking, swallowing, crying, and moving the arms and legs may all seem normal at birth. However, after a few weeks the infant usually becomes irritable and has increased muscle tone and after a few months of life, seizures and hydrocephalus (excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain) may develop. Other symptoms may include visual impairment, lack of growth, deafness, blindness, spastic quadriparesis (paralysis), and intellectual defi  cits. Since the early behaviour appears to be relatively normal, the diagnosis may be delayed for months sometimes. There is no defi  nitive treatment for hydranencephaly. The outlook for children with hydranencephaly is generally poor, and many children with this disorder die before their first birthday.

Key words: hydranencephaly, congenital anomaly, vascular disruption, thromboplastin,

Full reading @ kumj.com.np

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Intracranial Aneurysm with SLE treated by endovascular intervention@ Journal of Nepal Medical Association

Current Issue
Journal of Nepal Medical Association (JNMA)
JNMA | VOL. 49 | NO. 1 | ISSUE 177 | JAN-MAR, 2010

Intracranial Aneurysm with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Treated by Endovascular Intervention  A CASE REPORT
Shrestha P, Sakamoto S, Shibukawa M, Kiura Y, Okazaki T, Kurisu K

ABSTRACT
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic disease with multiple pathologies that can affect every organ system of the body including central nervous system. Intracerebral aneurysms ad ubarachnoid Hemorrhages are one of the comparatively rarer manifestation of Central Nervous System SLE. Here we present a case of known SLE complicated by the rupture of intraerebral aneurysm atthe basilar artery ttip which was successfully treated with endovascular coiling.

Keywords: ceebral aneurysm, endovascular surgery, SAH, SLE

for complete pdf  http://www.jnma.com.np/

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