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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031233/forensic-and-clinical-significance-of-serum-amylase-lipase-and-gamma-glutamyl-transferase-as-predictors-of-outcome-in-head-injured-patients
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Mona Mohamed Abo El-Noor, Naema Mahmoud ElHosary, Hytham Ibrahim Elatrozy, Hussein Mohamed Abou Elgheit, Ahmed Mohamed Elbelkasy, Ahmed Gamal Fath, Ghada Hamed El-Shafy
Head trauma is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Combined head lesions consist of more than one form of lesions. Biochemical markers of brain injury are used in determining the extent of brain injury and predicting its outcomes. The aim of this study was to investigate the forensic and clinical significance of serum amylase, lipase and gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) as predictors of the outcome in head injured patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty head injured patients were enrolled and subjected to personal history taking, general and local physical examination...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031194/the-prevalence-and-characteristics-of-epilepsy-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-in-nordland-county-norway
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Espen Benjaminsen, Kjell-Morten Myhr, Karl B Alstadhaug
PURPOSE: The prevalence of epilepsy among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) has been found higher than in the general population. Although cortical pathology may be involved, the causal link between MS and epileptic seizures is still unclear. We aimed to identify and describe the patients with active epilepsy in a previously described population based MS-cohort. METHODS: Medical records of all patients with MS in Nordland County on January 1, 2010, were scrutinizing for evidence of comorbid seizures and epilepsy...
October 6, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031144/senegenin-exerts-anti-depression-effect-in-mice-induced-by-chronic-un-predictable-mild-stress-via-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-regulating-nlrp3-signal-pathway
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Hongwei Li, Shiyi Lin, Tingting Qin, Hongyan Li, Zhanqiang Ma, Shiping Ma
Depressive disorder is a kind of affective disturbance disease. Emerging evidence has suggested that inflammation may contribute to the pathologic process of depressive disorder. Senegenin (SEN), a major bioactive constituent in Polygala tenuifolia Willd, has much bioactivity including anti-inflammatory and neuroprotection effects. However, the mechanism of its anti-depressant effect in mice remains unknown. This study aimed to explore the anti-depressant effects of SEN on behavioral changes and inflammatory responses in mice induced by chronic un-predictable mild stress (CUMS)...
October 11, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029315/7-8-dihydroxyflavone-rescues-lead-induced-impairment-of-vesicular-release-a-novel-therapeutic-approach-for-lead-intoxicated-children
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Xiao-Lei Zhang, Jennifer L McGlothan, Omid Miry, Kirstie H Stansfield, Meredith K Loth, Patric K Stanton, Tomás R Guilarte
Childhood lead (Pb2+) intoxication is a public health problem of global proportion. Lead exposure during development produces multiple effects on the central nervous system including impaired synapse formation, altered synaptic plasticity, and learning deficits.In primary hippocampal neurons in culture and hippocampal slices, Pb2+ exposure inhibits vesicular release and reduces the number of fast-releasing sites, an effect associated with Pb2+ inhibition of NMDA receptor-mediated trans-synaptic Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) signaling...
October 4, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029239/what-does-the-sleeping-brain-say-syntax-and-semantics-of-sleep-talking-in-healthy-subjects-and-in-parasomnia-patients
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Isabelle Arnulf, Ginevra Uguccioni, Frederick Gay, Etienne Baldayrou, Jean-Louis Golmard, Frederique Gayraud, Alain Devevey
Objectives: Speech is a complex function in humans, but the linguistic characteristics of sleep talking are unknown. We analyzed sleep-associated speech in adults, mostly (92%) during parasomnias. Methods: The utterances recorded during night-time video-polysomnography were analyzed for number of words, propositions and speech episodes, frequency, gaps and pauses (denoting turn-taking in the conversation), lemmatization, verbosity, negative/imperative/interrogative tone, first/second person, politeness and abuse...
October 5, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029236/first-in-human-experience-with-complete-integration-of-neuromodulation-device-within-a-customized-cranial-implant
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Chad R Gordon, Gabriel F Santiago, Judy Huang, Gregory K Bergey, Shuya Liu, Mehran Armand, Henry Brem, William S Anderson
BACKGROUND: Neuromodulation devices have the potential to transform modern day treatments for patients with medicine-resistant neurological disease. For instance, the NeuroPace System (NeuroPace Inc, Mountain View, California) is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved device developed for closed-loop direct brain neurostimulation in the setting of drug-resistant focal epilepsy. However, current methods require placement either above or below the skull in nonanatomic locations. This type of positioning has several drawbacks including visible deformities and scalp pressure from underneath leading to eventual wound healing difficulties, micromotion of hardware with infection, and extrusion leading to premature explantation...
October 6, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028836/affected-pathways-and-transcriptional-regulators-in-gene-expression-response-to-an-ultra-marathon-trail-global-and-independent-activity-approaches
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Maria Maqueda, Emma Roca, Daniel Brotons, Jose Manuel Soria, Alexandre Perera
Gene expression (GE) analyses on blood samples from marathon and half-marathon runners have reported significant impacts on the immune and inflammatory systems. An ultra-marathon trail (UMT) represents a greater effort due to its more testing conditions. For the first time, we report the genome-wide GE profiling in a group of 16 runners participating in an 82 km UMT competition. We quantified their differential GE profile before and after the race using HuGene2.0st microarrays (Affymetrix Inc., California, US)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028696/brain-oxygen-optimization-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-phase-ii-a-phase-ii-randomized-trial
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David O Okonkwo, Lori A Shutter, Carol Moore, Nancy R Temkin, Ava M Puccio, Christopher J Madden, Norberto Andaluz, Randall M Chesnut, M Ross Bullock, Gerald A Grant, John McGregor, Michael Weaver, Jack Jallo, Peter D LeRoux, Dick Moberg, Jason Barber, Christos Lazaridis, Ramon R Diaz-Arrastia
OBJECTIVES: A relationship between reduced brain tissue oxygenation and poor outcome following severe traumatic brain injury has been reported in observational studies. We designed a Phase II trial to assess whether a neurocritical care management protocol could improve brain tissue oxygenation levels in patients with severe traumatic brain injury and the feasibility of a Phase III efficacy study. DESIGN: Randomized prospective clinical trial. SETTING: Ten ICUs in the United States...
November 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028423/2016-updates-to-the-who-brain-tumor-classification-system-what-the-radiologist-needs-to-know
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Derek R Johnson, Julie B Guerin, Caterina Giannini, Jonathan M Morris, Lawrence J Eckel, Timothy J Kaufmann
Radiologists play a key role in brain tumor diagnosis and management and must stay abreast of developments in the field to advance patient care and communicate with other health care providers. In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) released an update to its brain tumor classification system that included numerous significant changes. Several previously recognized brain tumor diagnoses, such as oligoastrocytoma, primitive neuroectodermal tumor, and gliomatosis cerebri, were redefined or eliminated altogether...
October 13, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028359/complex-interaction-between-circadian-rhythm-and-diet-on-bile-acid-homeostasis-in-male-rats
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Hannah M Eggink, Johanneke E Oosterman, Paul de Goede, Emmely M de Vries, Ewout Foppen, Martijn Koehorst, Albert K Groen, Anita Boelen, Johannes A Romijn, Susanne E la Fleur, Maarten R Soeters, Andries Kalsbeek
Desynchronization between the master clock in the brain, which is entrained by (day) light, and peripheral organ clocks, which are mainly entrained by food intake, may have negative effects on energy metabolism. Bile acid metabolism follows a clear day/night rhythm. We investigated whether in rats on a normal chow diet the daily rhythm of plasma bile acids and hepatic expression of bile acid metabolic genes is controlled by the light/dark cycle or the feeding/fasting rhythm. In addition, we investigated the effects of high caloric diets and time-restricted feeding on daily rhythms of plasma bile acids and hepatic genes involved in bile acid synthesis...
October 13, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028353/activated-microglia-targeting-dendrimer-minocycline-conjugate-as-therapeutics-for-neuroinflammation
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Rishi Sharma, Soo-Young Kim, Anjali Sharma, Zhi Zhang, Siva Pramodh Kambhampati, Sujatha Kannan, Rangaramanujam M Kannan
Brain related disorders have outmatched cancer and cardiovascular diseases worldwide as the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. The lack of effective therapies and the relatively dry central nervous system (CNS) drug pipeline pose formidable challenge. Superior, targeted delivery of current clinically approved drugs may offer significant potential. Minocycline has shown promise for the treatment of neurological diseases owing to its ability to penetrate the blood brain barrier (BBB), and potency. Despite its potential in the clinic, and in preclinical models, the high doses needed to affect a positive therapeutic response has led to side effects...
October 13, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028185/time-varying-time-frequency-complexity-measures-for-epileptic-eeg-data-analysis
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Marcelo A Colominas, Mohamad El Sayed Hussein Jomaa, Nisrine Jrad, Anne Humeau-Heurtier, Patrick Van Bogaert
OBJECTIVE: Our goal is to use existing and to propose new time-frequency entropy measures that objectively evaluate the improvement on epileptic patients after medication by studying their resting state EEG recordings. An increase in the complexity of the signals would confirm an improvement in the general state of the patient. METHODS: We review the Rényi entropy based on time-frequency representations, along with its time-varying version. We also discuss the entropy based on singular value decomposition computed from a time-frequency representation, and introduce its corresponding time-dependant version...
October 11, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028135/predicting-episodic-and-spatial-memory-performance-from-hippocampal-resting-state-functional-connectivity-evidence-for-an-anterior-posterior-division-of-function
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Jonas Persson, Eva Stening, Kristin Nordin, Hedvig Söderlund
fMRI studies have identified distinct resting-state functional connectivity (RSFC) networks associated with the anterior and posterior hippocampus. However, the functional relevance of these two networks is still largely unknown. Hippocampal lesion studies and task-related fMRI point to a role for the anterior hippocampus in non-spatial episodic memory and the posterior hippocampus in spatial memory. We used Relevance Vector Regression (RVR), a machine-learning method that enables predictions of continuous outcome measures from multivariate patterns of brain imaging data, to test the hypothesis that patterns of whole-brain RSFC associated with the anterior hippocampus predict episodic memory performance, while patterns of whole-brain RSFC associated with the posterior hippocampus predict spatial memory performance...
October 13, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028109/research-on-the-correlation-of-urine-calcium-integrin-binding-protein-1-and-pro-bnp-with-ischemic-heart-failure
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L Zhang, F Tang, L-P Cai, H-L Wang, Z Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlation between the levels of urine calcium integrin binding protein-1 (CIB1) and serum precursor N-terminal brain natriuretic peptide (pro-BNP) and ischemic heart failure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 30 patients diagnosed as acute ischemic heart failure for the first time in our hospital from January to August 2016 were continuously selected as the observation group 1, 30 patients with chronic stable ischemic heart failure as the observation group 2, and 30 healthy volunteers as the control group...
September 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028089/the-productions-of-atrial-natriuretic-peptide-and-arginine-vasopressin-in-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-brain-metastases-and-their-associations-with-hyponatremia
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N-H Sun, S-H Wang, J-N Liu, A Liu, W-J Gong, Y Liu, P Sun, H Li
OBJECTIVE: Hyponatremia is one of the most frequently encountered electrolyte disorder in small cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients. It was shown that some SCLC cell lines could produce atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and arginine vasopressin (AVP). The aim of the study was to assess the secretion of ANP, AVP and their relative contributions to hyponatremia in SCLC patients, especially in patients with brain metastases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In total, 194 SCLC patients including 51 patients with brain metastases were collected...
September 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027964/microglia-and-monocytes-macrophages-polarization-reveal-novel-therapeutic-mechanism-against-stroke
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REVIEW
Masato Kanazawa, Itaru Ninomiya, Masahiro Hatakeyama, Tetsuya Takahashi, Takayoshi Shimohata
Stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and consists of two types, ischemic and hemorrhagic. Currently, there is no effective treatment to increase the survival rate or improve the quality of life after ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in the subacute to chronic phases. Therefore, it is necessary to establish therapeutic strategies to facilitate functional recovery in patients with stroke during both phases. Cell-based therapies, using microglia and monocytes/macrophages preconditioned by optimal stimuli and/or any therapies targeting these cells, might be an ideal therapeutic strategy for managing stroke...
October 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027859/quantitative-cerebral-blood-flow-using-xenon-enhanced-ct-after-decompressive-craniectomy-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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Aditya Vedantam, Claudia S Robertson, Shankar P Gopinath
OBJECTIVE Few studies have reported on changes in quantitative cerebral blood flow (CBF) after decompressive craniectomy and the impact of these measures on clinical outcome. The aim of the present study was to evaluate global and regional CBF patterns in relation to cerebral hemodynamic parameters in patients after decompressive craniectomy for traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS The authors studied clinical and imaging data of patients who underwent xenon-enhanced CT (XeCT) CBF studies after decompressive craniectomy for evacuation of a mass lesion and/or to relieve intractable intracranial hypertension...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027843/the-impact-of-vascular-risk-factors-on-brain-volume-and-lesion-load-in-patients-with-early-multiple-sclerosis
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Alexander Pichler, Michael Khalil, Christian Langkammer, Daniela Pinter, Stefan Ropele, Siegrid Fuchs, Gerhard Bachmaier, Christian Enzinger, Franz Fazekas
BACKGROUND: Vascular risk factors (VRF) in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients have been associated with lower brain volumes. It is currently unknown if this association already exists in early MS and how it develops over time. METHODS: We identified 82 patients with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) ( n = 61) or with early relapsing-remitting MS ( n = 21) and assessed their VRF including arterial hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, diabetes mellitus and smoking. We analysed T2-lesion load, normalized brain volume (NBV), cortical grey (cGMV) and white matter volumes (WMV), thalamic and basal ganglia volumes at baseline and follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and assessed the percentage of brain volume change (PBVC) using SIENA...
October 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027697/development-and-validation-of-a-reverse-transcription-quantitative-polymerase-chain-reaction-for-tilapia-lake-virus-detection-in-clinical-samples-and-experimentally-challenged-fish
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P Tattiyapong, K Sirikanchana, W Surachetpong
Tilapia lake virus (TiLV) is an emerging pathogen associated with high mortalities of wild and farm-raised tilapia in different countries. In this study, a SYBR green-based reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) assay targeting segment three of the virus was developed to detect and quantify TiLV in clinical samples and experimentally challenged fish. All 30 field samples with clinical signs and history consistent with TiLV infection were positive for TiLV as detected by the developed RT-qPCR method...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027580/screening-for-amyloid-proteins-in-the-yeast-proteome
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Tatyana A Ryzhova, Julia V Sopova, Sergey P Zadorsky, Vera A Siniukova, Aleksandra V Sergeeva, Svetlana A Galkina, Anton A Nizhnikov, Aleksandr A Shenfeld, Kirill V Volkov, Alexey P Galkin
The search for novel pathological and functional amyloids represents one of the most important tasks of contemporary biomedicine. Formation of pathological amyloid fibrils in the aging brain causes incurable neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Huntington's diseases. At the same time, a set of amyloids regulates vital processes in archaea, prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Our knowledge of the prevalence and biological significance of amyloids is limited due to the lack of universal methods for their identification...
October 11, 2017: Current Genetics
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