Acta Neurologica Belgica

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List of Papers (Total 45)

Quality of life after carotid endarterectomy: a review of the literature

Strokes are one of the leading causes of death, morbidity, and disability worldwide, mainly among elderly people. It is also the third most common cause of years of life being lost, indicating a high risk of premature mortality. Revascularisation with endarterectomy (CEA) is effective in reducing the risk of death and strokes in patients with carotid artery stenosis, but the effect ...

Prefoveal floaters as a differential diagnosis to optic neuritis: “mouches dormantes”

This case series describes a new optical coherence tomography (OCT) specific observation relevant to the differential diagnosis of patients with suspected optic neuritis. A tiny prefoveal floater, only detectable by OCT, was found responsible for the symptoms in three patients, one of whom had been referred with unilateral delayed visual evoked potentials. This case series suggests ...

Nervous system Lyme disease, chronic Lyme disease, and none of the above

Lyme borreliosis, infection with the tick-borne spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, causes nervous system involvement in 10–15 % of identified infected individuals. Not unlike the other well-known spirochetosis, syphilis, infection can be protracted, but is microbiologically curable in virtually all patients, regardless of disease duration. Diagnosis relies on 2-tier ...

Synkinesis assessment in facial palsy: validation of the Dutch Synkinesis Assessment Questionnaire

The objective of this study is to validate an existing health-related quality of life questionnaire for patients with synkinesis in facial palsy for implementation in the Dutch language and culture. The Synkinesis Assessment Questionnaire was translated into the Dutch language using a forward–backward translation method. A pilot test with the translated questionnaire was performed ...

Commentary on neuromyelitis optica associated with painful paroxysmal dystonia: case report and literature review

To the EditorDr Bălaşa has provided an interesting description of the presence of paroxysmal dystonia in a patient with neuromyelitis optica [1]. The paroxysmal dystonia, also called Tonic Spasms, was the most frequent movement disorder described in patients with multiple sclerosis [2]. However, based on recent studies, it is stated that paroxysmal dystonia could be more commonly ...

Early stages of building a rare disease registry, methods and 2010 data from the Belgian Neuromuscular Disease Registry (BNMDR)

The Belgian Neuromuscular Disease Registry, commissioned in 2008, aims to collect data to improve knowledge on neuromuscular diseases and enhance quality health services for neuromuscular disease patients. This paper presents a clear outline of the strategy to launch a global national registry. All patients diagnosed with one of the predefined 62 neuromuscular disease groups and ...