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[CHOREA GRAVIDARUM: CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE].

Laura Juliana Rengifo-Quintero, Mónica Andrea Beltrán-Avendaño,

OBJECTIVE:To present a case of chorea gravidarum and conduct a review of the published literature on the treatment for this condition, and on maternal and fetal prognosis. METHODS:Case presentation of a 16-year-old primiparous patient admitted to a Level III public hospital at 8 weeks of gestation complaining of involuntary head ... Read more >>

Rev Colomb Obstet Ginecol (Revista colombiana de obstetricia y ginecologia)
[2019, 70(3):189-194]

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Recurrent Belly Dancer's Dyskinesia with Pregnancy.

Belal Aldabbour, Islam E'Leimat, Kefah Alhayek, Aiman Momani,

J Mov Disord (Journal of movement disorders)
[2019, 12(2):128-129]

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The potential of serum fetal DNA for early diagnosis of gestational trophoblastic disease.

Muhammed Hanifi Bademkıran, Özcan Balat, Seyhun Sucu, Mehmet Obut, Hüseyin Çağlayan Özcan, Fatma Bahar Cebesoy,

Objective:To study cell-free DNA (cfDNA) levels in patients with gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) in order to test the hypothesis that cfDNA circulating in maternal plasma could provide early detection of GTD.Materials and Methods:This study included 32 patients with GTD (complete mole and partial mole) and 30 non-GTD patients in the ... Read more >>

Turk J Obstet Gynecol (Turkish journal of obstetrics and gynecology)
[2019, 16(4):249-254]

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Identifying the aetiology of sudden acute abnormal involuntary movements in a primigravid.

Benjamin Olano Sosa, Jean Anne Balajadia Toral,

A 20-year-old primigravid experienced sudden stiffening of the neck, upper and lower extremities and trunk associated with joint pains. She was generally well before hospital admission with no history of attacks, except for her inflammatory bowel disease that was treated more than a year ago. During physical examination, the patient ... Read more >>

BMJ Case Rep (BMJ case reports)
[2018, 11(1):]

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Functional consequences of a KCNT1 variant associated with status dystonicus and early-onset infantile encephalopathy.

Tracy S Gertler, Christopher H Thompson, Carlos G Vanoye, John J Millichap, Alfred L George,

OBJECTIVE:We identified a novel de novo KCNT1 variant in a patient with early-infantile epileptic encephalopathy (EIEE) and status dystonicus, a life-threatening movement disorder. We determined the functional consequences of this variant on the encoded KNa 1.1 channel to investigate the molecular mechanisms responsible for this disorder. METHODS:A retrospective case review ... Read more >>

Ann Clin Transl Neurol (Annals of clinical and translational neurology)
[2019, 6(9):1606-1615]

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Movement Disorders in Women.

Jessica M Baker, Albert Y Hung,

Movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease (PD), restless legs syndrome (RLS), chorea, essential tremor, and Tourette syndrome, occur in men and women of all ages. Yet, considerable sex differences in epidemiology, clinical features, and treatment exist in these disorders. In this review, we highlight key differences in the evaluation and ... Read more >>

Semin Neurol (Seminars in neurology)
[2017, 37(6):653-660]

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Sertraline-induced Hemichorea.

Emilia M Gatto, Victoria Aldinio, Virginia Parisi, Gabriel Persi, Gustavo Da Prat, Maria Bres Bullrich, Pilar Sanchez, Galeno Rojas,

Hemichorea-hemiballism is a syndrome secondary to different etiologies. Drug-induced hemichorea is a rare syndrome related to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. To the best of our knowledge, no previous cases of hemichorea associated with sertraline have been reported.A 65-year-old female noticed hemichorea 1 week after initiation of sertraline. After extensive investigations, ... Read more >>

Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov (N Y) (Tremor and other hyperkinetic movements (New York, N.Y.))
[2017, 7:518]

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Chorea gravidarum associated with Moyamoya angiopathy treated with alpha-methyldopa.

Jens Platzen, Peter Berlit, Markus Kraemer,

Clin Neurol Neurosurg (Clinical neurology and neurosurgery)
[2017, 158:126]

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Clinical Neurology and Epidemiology of the Major Neurodegenerative Diseases.

Michael G Erkkinen, Mee-Ohk Kim, Michael D Geschwind,

Neurodegenerative diseases are a common cause of morbidity and cognitive impairment in older adults. Most clinicians who care for the elderly are not trained to diagnose these conditions, perhaps other than typical Alzheimer's disease (AD). Each of these disorders has varied epidemiology, clinical symptomatology, laboratory and neuroimaging features, neuropathology, and ... Read more >>

Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol (Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology)
[2018, 10(4):]

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A 50-year-old with rapid neuropsychiatric deterioration and choreiform movements.

Graham Andrew Mackay, Stewart Campbell, Ravi Jampana, Jonathan Cavanagh,

Pract Neurol (Practical neurology)
[2017, 17(3):237-240]

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An international position paper on mother-infant (perinatal) mental health, with guidelines for clinical practice.

Ian Brockington, Ruth Butterworth, Nine Glangeaud-Freudenthal,

The purpose of this paper is to set out informal, provisional and comprehensive but concise guidelines for mother-infant (perinatal) mental health (psychiatry), as an area of specialisation. It is informal in the sense that the authors are clinicians and researchers from many different nations, who share a common goal and ... Read more >>

Arch Womens Ment Health (Archives of women's mental health)
[2017, 20(1):113-120]

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Chorea associated with high titers of antiphospholipid antibodies in the absence of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome.

Damoun Safarpour, Sarah Buckingham, Bahman Jabbari,

BACKGROUND: Chorea associated with high titers of antiphospholipid antibodies in the absence of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome has been seldom reported. CASE REPORT: An 89-year-old female developed persistent right side chorea associated with high titers of anticardiolipin antibody (antiphospholipid antibosies immunoglobulin (Ig)M, 45 MPL and 112 IgM aCL (MPL) after 3 ... Read more >>

Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov (N Y) (Tremor and other hyperkinetic movements (New York, N.Y.))
[2015, 5:294]

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Movement disorders in pregnancy.

Janis M Miyasaki, Amaal Aldakheel,

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review discusses movement disorders that occur during pregnancy, the treatment of preexisting movement disorders, and the influence the pregnant state has on movement disorders symptoms, in order to guide clinicians in providing better counseling for female patients who are pregnant or considering pregnancy. RECENT FINDINGS: Unique ... Read more >>

Continuum (Minneap Minn) (Continuum (Minneapolis, Minn.))
[2014, 20(1 Neurology of Pregnancy):148-161]

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Sex differences in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.

Kara M Smith, Nabila Dahodwala,

Movement disorders including Parkinson's disease (PD), Huntington's disease (HD), chorea, tics, and Tourette's syndrome (TS) display sex differences in disease susceptibility, disease pathogenesis, and clinical presentation. PD is more common in males than in females. Epidemiologic studies suggest that exposure to endogenous and exogenous estrogen contributes to these sex differences. ... Read more >>

Exp. Neurol. (Experimental neurology)
[2014, 259:44-56]

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Friday, September 28, 2018, 7:30-10:10 h: Poster Session – 01: Headache and Dementia.

Ann Indian Acad Neurol (Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology)
[2018, 21(Suppl 2):S142-S186]

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Chorea gravidarum: a rarity in West still haunts pregnant women in the East.

Monika Pathania, Suneet Upadhyaya, Bhagat Singh Lali, Archana Sharma,

A pregnant woman, in her early 20s, presents with chorea following an emotional outburst. While the family members feel it to be a spirit haunting her, we try to establish the medical diagnosis of the present condition. There is a history of rheumatic fever in the past and examination reveals ... Read more >>

BMJ Case Rep (BMJ case reports)
[2013, 2013:]

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Demonstration of choreic movements in a case of chorea gravidarum.

Monika Pathania, Bhagat Singh Lali, Neeraj Kumar Yadav, Aditi Chaturvedi,

BMJ Case Rep (BMJ case reports)
[2013, 2013:]

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[Antiphospolipid syndrome related chorea gravidarum case with psychotic symptoms misdiagnosed as conversion disorder: case report].

Tuba Kuz Tekşut, Halil Özcan, Mein Işık, Fatih Karslı,

Chorea gravidarum (CG) is a rare movement disorder characterized by rapid, irregular randomly distributed involuntary movements during pregnancy. Similar to Sydenham chorea, psychiatric symptoms may be observed in cases of CG. CG may be idiopathic or secondary to an underlying cause. One of the most common causes of CG is ... Read more >>

Turk Psikiyatri Derg (Turk psikiyatri dergisi = Turkish journal of psychiatry)
[2013, 24(4):280-283]

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Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

Jonathan R Carapetis, Andrea Beaton, Madeleine W Cunningham, Luiza Guilherme, Ganesan Karthikeyan, Bongani M Mayosi, Craig Sable, Andrew Steer, Nigel Wilson, Rosemary Wyber, Liesl Zühlke,

Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is the result of an autoimmune response to pharyngitis caused by infection with group A Streptococcus. The long-term damage to cardiac valves caused by ARF, which can result from a single severe episode or from multiple recurrent episodes of the illness, is known as rheumatic heart ... Read more >>

Nat Rev Dis Primers (Nature reviews. Disease primers)
[2016, 2:15084]

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Chorea.

Sanjay Pandey,

Chorea is an involuntary movement disorder characterised by flowing and rhythmic in nature. Hyperkinetic movement disorders such as myoclonus may be mistaken for chorea. Pathogenes of chorea is complex and results from dysfunction of network between motor nucleus of thalamus and subcortical nuclei including globus pallidus interna. There are genetic ... Read more >>

J Assoc Physicians India (The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India)
[2013, 61(7):471-4, 483]

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Chorea, a little-known manifestation in systemic lupus erythematosus: short literature review and four case reports.

Sofia Torreggiani, Marta Torcoletti, Federica Cuoco, Giancarla Di Landro, Antonella Petaccia, Fabrizia Corona,

Chorea is a movement disorder that may be found in children due to several causes. Here we focus especially on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus associated chorea. First we outline its epidemiology, hypothesized pathogenesis, clinical presentation and treatment, then we report four significant clinical cases, which represent well the extreme variability of ... Read more >>

Pediatr Rheumatol Online J (Pediatric rheumatology online journal)
[2013, 11(1):36]

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Gowers' Queen Square case notes on chorea: a 21st century re-appraisal.

Thiago Cardoso Vale, Philip George Glass, Andrew Lees, Francisco Cardoso,

To analyze the case notes of 127 patients with chorea admitted to the National Hospital at Queen Square, London, under the care of William Richard Gowers and review his contribution to the study of choreas.We consulted the case books available at the Queen Square Library, from 1878 to 1911, comprising ... Read more >>

Eur. Neurol. (European neurology)
[2013, 69(1):48-52]

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Autoimmune chorea in adults.

Orna O'Toole, Vanda A Lennon, J Eric Ahlskog, Joseph Y Matsumoto, Sean J Pittock, James Bower, Robert Fealey, Daniel H Lachance, Andrew McKeon,

OBJECTIVES: To determine the characteristics of adult-onset autoimmune chorea, and compare paraneoplastic and idiopathic subgroups. METHODS: Thirty-six adults with autoimmune chorea were identified at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) from 1997 to 2012. Medical record and laboratory data were recorded. Nonparaneoplastic (n = 22) and paraneoplastic cases (n = 14) were ... Read more >>

Neurology (Neurology)
[2013, 80(12):1133-1144]

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Pregnancy in patients with Sydenham's Chorea.

Débora P Maia, Patricia G Fonseca, Sarah T Camargos, Cláudia Pfannes, Mauro C Cunningham, Francisco Cardoso,

BACKGROUND: Sydenham's Chorea is a frequent cause of chorea during pregnancy, chorea gravidarum. The aim of this article is to describe the effect of pregnancy in a consecutive series of patients with diagnosis of Sydenham's Chorea. METHODS: A chart review was performed of all patients with the diagnosis of Sydenham's ... Read more >>

Parkinsonism Relat. Disord. (Parkinsonism & related disorders)
[2012, 18(5):458-461]

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[Anaestheia for valve replacement in the second trimester of pregnancy].

C Rivero, M Cerizola, E Kohn, J Riva,

Cardiac surgery in the pregnant woman gives rise to several anesthetic challenges, as the mother, but mainly the fetus, have a risk of high morbidity and mortality. In this context, the cardiopulmonary bypass is the most complex period, owing to the risks of fetal hypoxia it entails. Due to the ... Read more >>

Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim (Revista espanola de anestesiologia y reanimacion)
[2014, 61(1):35-38]

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