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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902530/cardiac-troponin-release-is-associated-with-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-ventricular-dilatation-during-critical-illness
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Marlies Ostermann, Salma Ayis, Emma Tuddenham, Jessica Lo, Katie Lei, John Smith, Barnaby Sanderson, Carl Moran, Paul Collinson, Janet Peacock, Andrew Rhodes, David Treacher
INTRODUCTION: Troponin release is common during critical illness. We hypothesized that there was an association between cardiac troponin T (cTnT) and biomarkers of systemic inflammation and ventricular dilatation. METHODS: In an observational prospective cohort study, we enrolled consecutive adult patients admitted for non-cardiac reasons to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in 2 tertiary care centers. We measured cTnT, C-reactive protein (CRP), Interleukin-6 (IL-6), procalcitonin (PCT) and N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) daily in the first week, and on alternate days in the second week...
November 29, 2016: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900507/-why-throw-away-something-useful-attitudes-and-opinions-of-people-treated-for-bipolar-disorder-and-their-relatives-on-organ-and-tissue-donation
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Carolina S Padoan, Lucas F Garcia, Aline A Rodrigues, Lucas M Patusco, Mariana V Atz, Flavio Kapczinski, José R Goldim, Pedro V S Magalhães
In regard to mental illness, brain donation is essential for the biological investigation of central pathology. Nevertheless, little is known about the thoughts of people with mental disorders on tissue donation for research. Here, our objective was to understand the attitudes and opinions of people treated for bipolar disorder and their relatives regarding donation in general, and particularly donation for research. This is a qualitative study that used in-depth interviews to determine the thoughts of participants regarding tissue donation for research...
November 29, 2016: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899138/the-impact-of-oxytocin-administration-on-brain-activity-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-protocol
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Daniel S Quintana, Tim Outhred, Lars T Westlye, Gin S Malhi, Ole A Andreassen
BACKGROUND: Converging evidence demonstrates the important role of the neuropeptide hormone oxytocin (OT) in human behaviour and cognition. Intranasal OT administration has been shown to improve several aspects of social communication, such as the theory of mind performance and gaze to the eye region, and reduce anxiety and related negative cognitive appraisals. While this early research has demonstrated the potential for intranasal OT to treat psychiatric illnesses characterized by social impairments, the neurobiological mechanisms are not well known...
November 29, 2016: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891024/palliative-care-and-the-indian-neurologist
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REVIEW
Roop Gursahani
End-of-life care is an integral part of neurology practice, and neuropalliative medicine is an emerging neurology subspeciality. This begins with serious illness communication as a protocol-based process that depends on an evaluation of patient autonomy and accurate prognostication. Communication needs vary between chronic, life-limiting neurologic illnesses and acute brain injury. In an ideal situation, the patient's wishes are spelled out in advance care plans and living wills, and surrogates have only limited choices for implementation...
October 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890810/interaction-of-language-auditory-and-memory-brain-networks-in-auditory-verbal-hallucinations
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Branislava Ćurčić-Blake, Judith Ford, Daniela Hubl, Natasza D Orlov, Iris E Sommer, Flavie Waters, Paul Allen, Renaud Jardri, Peter W Woodruff, David Olivier, Christoph Mulert, Todd S Woodward, André Aleman
Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) occur in psychotic disorders, but also as a symptom of other conditions and even in healthy people. Several current theories on the origin of AVH converge, with neuroimaging studies suggesting that the language, auditory and memory/limbic networks are of particular relevance. However, reconciliation of these theories with experimental evidence is missing. We review 50 studies investigating functional (EEG and fMRI) and anatomic (diffusion tensor imaging) connectivity in these networks, and explore the evidence supporting abnormal connectivity in these networks associated with AVH...
November 24, 2016: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889384/reduced-superoxide-dismutase-1-sod1-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-patients-with-early-psychosis-in-association-with-clinical-features
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Jennifer M Coughlin, Lindsay N Hayes, Teppei Tanaka, Meifang Xiao, Robert H Yolken, Paul Worley, F Markus Leweke, Akira Sawa
Oxidative stress is implicated in the underlying pathophysiology of psychosis from studies of animal models and of tissues obtained from patients. Superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) is an antioxidant responsible for reducing free radicals. SOD1 levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) reportedly correlate with those in brain. We hypothesized that patients in early-stages of psychotic disease may have altered SOD1 in CSF compared to healthy controls. We previously reported in a pilot study that SOD1 levels in CSF of patients with recent onset schizophrenia (SZ) were lower compared to healthy controls...
November 23, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888550/mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells-biology-and-preclinical-evidence-for-therapeutic-potential-for-organ-dysfunction-following-trauma-or-sepsis
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Michael A Matthay, Shibani Pati, Jae-Woo Lee
Several experimental studies have provided evidence that bone-marrow derived mesenchymal stem (stromal) cells (MSC) may be effective in treating critically ill surgical patients who develop traumatic brain injury, acute renal failure, or the acute respiratory distress syndrome. There is also preclinical evidence that MSC may be effective in treating sepsis-induced organ failure, including evidence that MSC have anti-microbial properties. This review considers preclinical studies with direct relevance to organ failure following trauma, sepsis or major infections that apply to critically ill patients...
November 26, 2016: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887978/mild-encephalitis-encephalopathy-with-reversible-splenial-lesion-mers-due-to-dengue-virus
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Choong Yi Fong, Mi Mi Ko Khine, Alan Basil Peter, Wei Kang Lim, Faizatul Izza Rozalli, Kartini Rahmat
A 14-year-old girl presented with encephalopathy, delirium and ophthalmoplegia following a 3day history of high-grade fever. Brain MRI on day 6 of illness showed diffusion restricted ovoid lesion in the splenium of corpus callosum. Dengue virus encephalitis was diagnosed with positive PCR for dengue virus type-2 in both serum and cerebrospinal fluid. She made a complete recovery from day 10 of illness. Repeat brain MRI on day 12 of illness showed resolution of the splenial lesion. Serial diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) showed normal fractional anisotropy values on resolution of splenial lesion indicating that MERS was likely due to transient interstitial oedema with preservation of white matter tracts...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886876/complications-in-the-management-of-patients-with-spine-trauma
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REVIEW
Geoffrey Stricsek, George Ghobrial, Jefferson Wilson, Thana Theofanis, James S Harrop
More than 50% of patients diagnosed with acute, traumatic spinal cord injury will experience at least 1 complication during their hospitalization. Age, severity of neurological injury, concurrent traumatic brain injury, comorbid illness, and mechanism of injury are all associated with increasing risk of complication. More than 75% of complications will occur within 2 weeks of injury. The complications associated with SCI carry a significant risk of morbidity and mortality; their early identification and management is critical in the care of the SCI patient...
January 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881785/attenuation-of-responses-to-self-generated-sounds-in-auditory-cortical-neurons
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Brian P Rummell, Jan L Klee, Torfi Sigurdsson
: Many of the sounds that we perceive are caused by our own actions, for example when speaking or moving, and must be distinguished from sounds caused by external events. Studies using macroscopic measurements of brain activity in human subjects have consistently shown that responses to self-generated sounds are attenuated in amplitude. However, the underlying manifestation of this phenomenon at the cellular level is not well understood. To address this, we recorded the activity of neurons in the auditory cortex of mice in response to sounds generated by their own behavior...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878815/interventions-to-reduce-cognitive-impairments-following-critical-illness-a-topical-systematic-review
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REVIEW
H K Nedergaard, H I Jensen, P Toft
BACKGROUND: Critical illness is associated with cognitive impairments. Effective treatment or prevention has not been established. The aim of this review was to create a systematic summary of the current evidence concerning clinical interventions during intensive care admission to reduce cognitive impairments after discharge. METHODS: Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central, PsycInfo and Cinahl were searched. Inclusion criteria were studies assessing the effect of interventions during intensive care admission on cognitive function in adult patients...
November 22, 2016: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877109/npas3-regulates-transcription-and-expression-of-vgf-implications-for-neurogenesis-and-psychiatric-disorders
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Dongxue Yang, Wenbo Zhang, Arshad Padhiar, Yao Yue, Yonghui Shi, Tiezheng Zheng, Kaspar Davis, Yu Zhang, Min Huang, Yuyuan Li, Li Sha
Neuronal PAS domain protein 3 (NPAS3) and VGF (VGF Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) Inducible) are important for neurogenesis and psychiatric disorders. Previously, we have demonstrated that NPAS3 regulates VGF at the transcriptional level. In this study, VGF (non-acronymic) was found regulated by NPAS3 in neuronal stem cells. However, the underlying mechanism of this regulation remains unclear. The aim of this study was to explore the correlation of NPAS3 and VGF, and their roles in neural cell proliferation, in the context of psychiatric illnesses...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873310/neonatal-critical-illness-and-development-white-matter-and-hippocampus-alterations-in-school-age-neonatal-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-survivors
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Raisa M Schiller, Gerbrich E van den Bosch, Ryan L Muetzel, Marion Smits, Jeroen Dudink, Dick Tibboel, Hanneke Ijsselstijn, Tonya White
AIM: To examine the neurobiology of long-term neuropsychological deficits after neonatal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). METHOD: This cross-sectional study assessed white matter integrity and hippocampal volume of ECMO survivors (8-15y) and healthy children (8-17y) using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) respectively. Neuropsychological outcome was evaluated in ECMO survivors. Included clinical predictors of white matter integrity: age start ECMO, ECMO duration, highest oxygenation index before ECMO, highest mean airway pressure, and mechanical ventilation duration...
November 21, 2016: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872268/consistent-functional-connectivity-alterations-in-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorder-a-multisite-study
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Kristina C Skåtun, Tobias Kaufmann, Nhat Trung Doan, Dag Alnæs, Aldo Córdova-Palomera, Erik G Jönsson, Helena Fatouros-Bergman, Lena Flyckt, Ingrid Melle, Ole A Andreassen, Ingrid Agartz, Lars T Westlye
Schizophrenia (SZ) is a severe mental illness with high heritability and complex etiology. Mounting evidence from neuroimaging has implicated disrupted brain network connectivity in the pathophysiology. However, previous findings are inconsistent, likely due to a combination of methodological and clinical variability and relatively small sample sizes. Few studies have used a data-driven approach for characterizing pathological interactions between regions in the whole brain and evaluated the generalizability across independent samples...
November 21, 2016: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871637/comparing-brain-morphometry-across-multiple-childhood-psychiatric-disorders
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Andrea L Gold, Melissa A Brotman, Nancy E Adleman, Sara N Lever, Elizabeth R Steuber, Stephen J Fromm, Sven C Mueller, Daniel S Pine, Ellen Leibenluft
OBJECTIVE: In both children and adults, psychiatric illness is associated with structural brain alterations, particularly in the prefrontal cortex (PFC). However, most studies compare gray matter volume (GMV) in healthy volunteers (HVs) to one psychiatric group. We compared GMV among youth with anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder (BD), disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and HVs. METHOD: 3-Tesla T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging scans were acquired in 184 youths (39 anxious, 20 BD, 52 DMDD, 20 ADHD, and 53 HV)...
December 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871020/altered-functional-connectivity-of-interoception-in-illness-anxiety-disorder
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Dario Grossi, Mariachiara Longarzo, Mario Quarantelli, Elena Salvatore, Carlo Cavaliere, Paolofabrizio De Luca, Luigi Trojano, Marco Aiello
Interoception collects all information coming from the body and is sustained by several brain areas such as insula and cingulate cortex. Here, we used resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate functional connectivity (FC) of networks implied in interoception in patients with Illness anxiety disorders (IADs). We observed significantly reduced FC between the left extrastriate body area (EBA) and the paracentral lobule compared to healthy controls. Moreover, the correlation analysis between behavioural questionnaires and ROI to ROI FC showed that higher levels of illness anxiety were related to hyper-connectivity between EBA and amygdala and hippocampus...
November 5, 2016: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871012/algorithm-based-on-the-short-term-r%C3%A3-nyi-entropy-and-if-estimation-for-noisy-eeg-signals-analysis
#17
Jonatan Lerga, Nicoletta Saulig, Vladimir Mozetič
Stochastic electroencephalogram (EEG) signals are known to be nonstationary and often multicomponential. Detecting and extracting their components may help clinicians to localize brain neurological dysfunctionalities for patients with motor control disorders due to the fact that movement-related cortical activities are reflected in spectral EEG changes. A new algorithm for EEG signal components detection from its time-frequency distribution (TFD) has been proposed in this paper. The algorithm utilizes the modification of the Rényi entropy-based technique for number of components estimation, called short-term Rényi entropy (STRE), and upgraded by an iterative algorithm which was shown to enhance existing approaches...
November 15, 2016: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870781/neuroanatomical-assessment-of-the-impact-of-negative-emotion-on-explicit-memory-in-patients-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
#18
In-Soo Jang, Gwang-Won Kim, Gwang-Woo Jeong
The aim of this study was to identify the brain activation patterns associated with emotionally neutral or unpleasant words during explicit memory tasks in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) using a functional MRI. Sixteen patients with OCD (mean age=31.4±10.1 years) and 16 healthy controls (mean age=32.6±5.8 years) who had no history of neurological or psychiatric illness underwent functional MRI examinations on a 3-T Siemens MR Scanner. The stimulation paradigm consisted of five times rest-condition, two times encoding of two-syllable words, and two times explicit retrieval of the previously learned words...
January 1, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870402/genetic-and-epigenetic-factors-underlying-sex-differences-in-the-regulation-of-gene-expression-in-the-brain
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REVIEW
Vikram S Ratnu, Michael R Emami, Timothy W Bredy
There are inherent biological differences between males and females that contribute to sex differences in brain function and to many sex-specific illnesses and disorders. Traditionally, it has been thought that such differences are due largely to hormonal regulation; however, there are also genetic and epigenetic effects caused by the inheritance and unequal dosage of genes located on the X and Y chromosomes. Here we discuss the evidence in favor of a genetic and epigenetic basis for sexually dimorphic behavior, as a consequence of underlying differences in the regulation of genes that drive brain function...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869051/money-is-brain-financial-barriers-and-consequences-for-canadian-stroke-patients
#20
Aravind Ganesh, Kathryn King-Shier, Braden J Manns, Michael D Hill, David J T Campbell
BACKGROUND: Stroke patients of lower socioeconomic status have worse outcomes. It remains poorly understood whether this is due to illness severity or personal or health system barriers. We explored the experiences of stroke patients with financial barriers in a qualitative descriptive pilot study, seeking to capture perceived challenges that interfere with their poststroke health and recovery. METHODS: We interviewed six adults with a history of stroke and financial barriers in Alberta, Canada, inquiring about their: (1) experiences after stroke; (2) experience of financial barriers; (3) perceived reasons for financial barriers; (4) health consequences of financial barriers; and (5) mechanisms for coping with financial barriers...
November 21, 2016: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
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