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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027539/fatigue-as-a-symptom-or-comorbidity-of-neurological-diseases
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REVIEW
Iris-Katharina Penner, Friedemann Paul
Fatigue, best described as an overwhelming feeling of tiredness and exhaustion, occurs in the context of various neurological diseases. The high prevalence of fatigue as either a symptom or a comorbidity of neurological disease must be taken seriously, as fatigue interferes with patients' activities of daily living, has a remarkable negative impact on quality of life, and is a major reason for early retirement. The tremendous consequences of fatigue are consistent across neurological diseases, as is the uncertainty concerning its underlying pathophysiological mechanisms...
October 13, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026967/a-rat-model-of-folfox-induced-neuropathy-effects-of-oral-dimiracetam-in-comparison-with-duloxetine-and-pregabalin
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Lorenzo Di Cesare Mannelli, Mario Maresca, Laura Micheli, Carlo Farina, Michael W Scherz, Carla Ghelardini
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The FOLFOX family of chemotherapy regimens are hampered by the development of a painful neuropathy. Current clinical treatments are inadequate, and furthermore, the research of innovative drugs is strongly disadvantaged by the absence of a preclinical model based on the complete mixture of FOLFOX components. The aim of this study was to set up a rat model of FOLFOX-induced neuropathy in rats, validate its predictability by reference drugs, and evaluate the effectiveness of the new anti-neuropathic compound dimiracetam...
October 12, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024550/biology-of-obesity-and-weight-regain-implications-for-clinical-practice
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Mary Madeline Rogge, Bibha Gautam
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Weight loss is recommended as first-line therapy for many chronic illnesses, including obesity. Most patients who do successfully lose weight are unable to maintain their reduced weight. Recent research findings are reviewed and synthesized to explain the biology of obesity, adaptation to weight loss, and weight regain. FINDINGS: Weight regain is a common consequence of successful weight loss. Current obesity management strategies fail to take into consideration the underlying genetic and environmental causes of obesity...
October 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023170/ampa-receptors-and-perampanel-behind-selected-epilepsies-current-evidence-and-future-perspectives
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Carlo Di Bonaventura, Angelo Labate, Marta Maschio, Stefano Meletti, Emilio Russo
The alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole propionic acid (AMPA) receptors are the major mediators of glutamate-mediated excitatory neurotransmission, and are critical for synchronization and spread of epileptic activity. Areas covered. AMPA receptor antagonists have been also developed as antiepileptic drugs and perampanel (PER) is the first highly selective, non-competitive AMPA-type glutamate receptor antagonist that is available on the market. It is approved as adjunctive therapy for the treatment of partial-onset seizures with or without secondary generalization, and for primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures in idiopathic generalized epilepsy, in patients aged ≥ 12 years...
October 12, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021831/current-patterns-of-collaboration-in-published-neurology-research-author-collaboration-in-neurological-research
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Yassar Alamri
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September 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020214/how-well-do-neurologic-symptoms-identify-individuals-with-neurosyphilis
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Arielle P Davis, Joshua Stern, Lauren Tantalo, Sharon Sahi, Sarah Holte, Shelia Dunaway, Christina M Marra
Background: Current guidelines recommend lumbar puncture (LP) in patients with syphilis who have neurologic syndromes. Methods: 81 HIV-uninfected individuals and 385 HIV-infected individuals enrolled in a study of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) abnormalities in syphilis underwent LP and a structured symptom history, including assessment of headache; stiff neck; photophobia; ocular inflammation; vision, hearing or sensory loss; or gait incoordination. Neurosyphilis was defined as a reactive CSF-Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) test...
September 9, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019460/auditory-hallucinations-as-translational-psychiatry-evidence-from-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Kenneth Hugdahl
In this invited review article I present a translational perspective and overview of our research on auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia at the University of Bergen, Norway with a focus on the neuronal mechanisms underlying the phenomenology of experiencing "hearing voices". An auditory verbal hallucination, i.e. "hearing a voice", is defined as a sensory experience in the absence of a corresponding external sensory source that could explain the phenomenological experience. I suggest a general frame or scheme for the study of auditory verbal hallucinations which is called Levels of Explanation (LoE)...
October 11, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019354/iron-sulfur-cluster-biosynthesis-and-trafficking-impact-on-human-disease-conditions
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C Wachnowsky, I Fidai, J A Cowan
Iron-sulfur clusters (Fe-S) are one of the most ancient, ubiquitous and versatile classes of metal cofactors found in nature. Proteins that contain Fe-S clusters constitute one of the largest families of proteins, with varied functions that include electron transport, regulation of gene expression, substrate binding and activation, radical generation, and, more recently discovered, DNA repair. Research during the past two decades has shown that mitochondria are central to the biogenesis of Fe-S clusters in eukaryotic cells via a conserved cluster assembly machinery (ISC assembly machinery) that also controls the synthesis of Fe-S clusters of cytosolic and nuclear proteins...
October 11, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016917/cannabis-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-pain-in-the-era-of-an-opioid-epidemic-a-symposium-based-review-of-sociomedical-science
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Dermot P Maher, Daniel B Carr, Kevin Hill, Brian McGeeney, Valerie Weed, William C Jackson, David J DiBenedetto, Edward M Moriarty, Ronald J Kulich
Objective: This manuscript reviews medical literature published pertaining to the management of chronic pain with medical marijuana therapy (MMJ), with an emphasis on the social, medical, and legal aspects of therapy. Design: Narrative review of peer-reviewed literature. Methods: The 3rd Symposium on Controlled Substances and Their Alternatives for the Treatment of Pain was held in Boston on February 27, 2016, with a focus on MMJ for the treatment of chronic pain...
July 13, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016468/a-systematic-review-of-reminiscence-therapy-for-older-adults-in-taiwan
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Hsin-Yen Yen, Li-Jung Lin
BACKGROUND: Population aging is an increasing phenomenon in many countries around the world. It has been estimated that more than one quarter of all older adults experience a mental or neurological disorder or disease such as dementia, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Reminiscence is a popular treatment for enhancing well-being in older adults. Previous studies have shown that reminiscence therapy improves the cognitive functions, behaviors, and other psychosocial outcomes in older adult patients...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990168/automated-analysis-of-seizure-semiology-and-brain-electrical-activity-in-presurgery-evaluation-of-epilepsy-a-focused-survey
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REVIEW
David Ahmedt-Aristizabal, Clinton Fookes, Sasha Dionisio, Kien Nguyen, João Paulo S Cunha, Sridha Sridharan
Epilepsy being one of the most prevalent neurological disorders, affecting approximately 50 million people worldwide, and with almost 30-40% of patients experiencing partial epilepsy being nonresponsive to medication, epilepsy surgery is widely accepted as an effective therapeutic option. Presurgical evaluation has advanced significantly using noninvasive techniques based on video monitoring, neuroimaging, and electrophysiological and neuropsychological tests; however, certain clinical settings call for invasive intracranial recordings such as stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG), aiming to accurately map the eloquent brain networks involved during a seizure...
October 9, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989978/the-therapeutic-potential-of-resveratrol-a-review-of-clinical-trials
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Adi Y Berman, Rachel A Motechin, Maia Y Wiesenfeld, Marina K Holz
Resveratrol is a nutraceutical with several therapeutic effects. It has been shown to mimic effects of caloric restriction, exert anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects, and affect the initiation and progression of many diseases through several mechanisms. While there is a wealth of in vitro and in vivo evidence that resveratrol could be a promising therapeutic agent, clinical trials must confirm its potential. In this work, we reviewed the current clinical data available regarding the pharmacological action of resveratrol...
2017: NPJ Precis Oncol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988724/antiarrhythmics-in-cardiac-arrest-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Amelia Chowdhury, Brian Fernandes, Thomas M Melhuish, Leigh D White
INTRODUCTION: It is widely accepted that antiarrhythmics play a role in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) universally, but the absolute benefit of antiarrhythmic use and the drug of choice in advanced life support remains controversial. AIM: To perform a thorough, in-depth review and analysis of current literature to assess the efficacy of antiarrhythmics in advanced life support. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two authors systematically searched through multiple bibliographic databases including CINAHL, SCOPUS, PubMed, Web of Science, Medline(Ovid) and the Cochrane Clinical Trials Registry...
August 23, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987198/banking-brain-tissue-for-research
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Natasja Klioueva, Jasper Bovenberg, Inge Huitinga
Well-characterized human brain tissue is crucial for scientific breakthroughs in research of the human brain and brain diseases. However, the collection, characterization, management, and accessibility of brain human tissue are rather complex. Well-characterized human brain tissue is often provided from private, sometimes small, brain tissue collections by (neuro)pathologic experts. However, to meet the increasing demand for human brain tissue from the scientific community, many professional brain-banking activities aiming at both neurologic and psychiatric diseases as well as healthy controls are currently being initiated worldwide...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985203/cell-therapy-for-diverse-central-nervous-system-disorders-inherited-metabolic-diseases-and-autism
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REVIEW
Jessica M Sun, Joanne Kurtzberg
The concept of utilizing human cells for the treatment of medical conditions is not new. In its simplest form, blood product transfusion as treatment of severe hemorrhage has been practiced since the 1800s. The advent of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) began with the development of bone marrow transplantation for hematologic malignancies in the mid-1900s and is now standard of care for many hematologic disorders. In the past few decades, HSCT has expanded to additional sources of donor cells, a wider range of indications, and the development of novel cell products...
October 6, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985200/cellular-therapy-for-traumatic-neurological-injury
#16
REVIEW
Charles S Cox
Neurological injury is the primary lethal mechanism of injury in children, and the primary etiology of long-term disability after trauma. Laboratories and clinical/translational teams have sought to develop stem/progenitor cell therapies to improve recovery in a clinical setting in which there is no significant reparative option. While none of these treatments are currently standard therapeutics, Phase 2b clinical trials are underway in both adults and children in severe traumatic brain injury and Phase 1/2a trials in spinal cord injury...
October 6, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984356/a-real-world-analysis-of-migraine-a-cross-sectional-study-of-disease-burden-and-treatment-patterns
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Janet H Ford, James Jackson, Gary Milligan, Sarah Cotton, Jonna Ahl, Sheena K Aurora
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to assess the sociodemographics, disease burden, and treatment patterns of patients with episodic and chronic migraine in the United States. BACKGROUND: Migraine is a disabling neurological disease that places an enormous burden on patients. METHODS: Data were drawn from the Adelphi Migraine United States Disease Specific Programme (index period: January to March 2014). Physicians (N = 150) completed a patient report form on 10 consulting patients with migraine...
October 6, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966590/tubb2b-mutation-in-an-adult-patient-with-myoclonus-dystonia
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Joshua T Geiger, Alice B Schindler, Cornelis Blauwendraat, Harvey S Singer, Sonja W Scholz
BACKGROUND: Tubulin mutations are a cause of neuronal migrational disorders referred to as tubulinopathies. Mutations in tubulin genes can have a severe impact on microtubule function and result in heterogeneous clinical presentations. Current understanding of the clinical spectrum of tubulinopathies is predominantly based on research in fetal tissue and early-childhood cases. METHODS: Testing of candidate genes followed by whole-exome sequencing was performed in an adult woman with a neurodevelopmental, hyperkinetic movement disorder, to identify the underlying genetic cause...
May 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961351/intrathecal-therapeutics-device-design-access-methods-and-complication-mitigation
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REVIEW
Sean J Nagel, Chandan G Reddy, Leonardo A Frizon, Marshall T Holland, Andre G Machado, George T Gillies, Matthew A Howard
INTRODUCTION: The intrathecal space remains underutilized for diagnostic testing, invasive monitoring or as a pipeline for the delivery of neurological therapeutic agents and devices. The latter including drug infusions, implants for electrical modulation, and a means for maintaining the physiologic pressure column. The reasons for this are many but include unfamiliarity with the central nervous system and the historical risks that continue to overshadow the low complication rates in modern clinical series...
September 29, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959488/review-of-acute-ischaemic-stroke-in-pakistan-progress-in-management-and-future-perspectives
#20
REVIEW
Ali Zohair Nomani, Sumaira Nabi, Mazhar Badshah, Shahzad Ahmed
Ischaemic stroke is a major cause of neurological morbidity and mortality. The objective of this review article is to summarise facts pertaining to acute ischaemic stroke and its various aspects in a developing country like Pakistan, where resources are limited and the healthcare system is underdeveloped. No large-scale epidemiological studies are available to determine the true incidence of stroke in Pakistan. We reviewed the available literature on stroke from Pakistan and through this article we primarily aim to present the current acute ischaemic stroke management in Pakistan in juxtaposition to that of the developed world...
March 2017: Stroke and Vascular Neurology
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