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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679380/a-non-myeloablative-chimeric-mouse-model-accurately-defines-microglia-and-macrophage-contribution-in-glioma
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Kenny Yu, A Saam Youshani, Fiona L Wilkinson, Claire O'Leary, Peter Cook, Liisi Laaniste, Aiyin Liao, Dominic Mosses, Christopher Waugh, Hannah Shorrock, Omar Pathmanaban, Andrew Macdonald, Ian Kamaly-Asl, Federico Roncaroli, Brian W Bigger
AIMS: Resident and peripherally-derived glioma associated microglia/macrophages (GAMM) play a key role in driving tumour progression, angiogenesis, invasion, and attenuating host immune responses. Differentiating these cells' origins is challenging and current pre-clinical models such as irradiation-based adoptive transfer, parabiosis and transgenic mice have limitations. We aimed to develop a novel non-myeloablative transplantation (NMT) mouse model that permits high levels of peripheral chimerism without blood-brain barrier (BBB) damage or brain infiltration prior to tumour implantation...
April 20, 2018: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677038/postoperative-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-as-predictor-for-postoperative-outcomes-in-patients-implanted-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Gardner Yost, Geetha Bhat, Patroklos Pappas, Antone Tatooles
Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a cardiac neurohormone known to correlate with left ventricular (LV) dilation, decreased contractility, and increased stiffness. Consequently, BNP has been used as a prognostic tool to assess the degree of LV unloading for patients supported by continuous-flow LV assist devices (LVADs). We assessed the prognostic value of changes in BNP in the 2 weeks after LVAD implantation. This retrospective study analyzed laboratory findings and outcomes of 189 LVAD patients. Patients were separated into two groups based on whether serum BNP levels had improved from preoperative levels by postoperative day 14...
April 18, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676713/-deep-brain-stimulation-for-psychiatric-disorders
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M Figee, P R Schuurman, D Denys
- Deep brain stimulation (DBS) corrects pathological activity of neuropsychiatric brain networks with high frequency current via implanted brain electrodes.- DBS is an effective and safe treatment for therapy-refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder and potentially also for therapy-refractory major depressive disorder.- Experimental psychiatric indications for DBS are Tourette syndrome, addiction, anorexia nervosa, post-traumatic stress disorder, autism and schizophrenia.- DBS influences brain networks that are relevant for a variety of psychiatric symptoms...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675632/factors-affecting-mortality-and-reoperations-in-high-energy-pelvic-fractures
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Peyman Bakhshayesh, Lars Weidenhielm, Anders Enocson
AIM: Factors affecting mortality during the first year following high-energy pelvic fractures has not been reported previously. Nor has surgical complications leading to reoperations been reported in a cohort with only high-energy pelvic trauma patients. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to report and analyse factors affecting outcome, in terms of mortality and reoperations, up to 1 year after the injury in patients with a traumatic pelvic ring injury due to a high-energy trauma...
April 19, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674624/brain-and-spinal-cord-injury-repair-by-implantation-of-human-neural-progenitor-cells-seeded-onto-polymer-scaffolds
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Jeong Eun Shin, Kwangsoo Jung, Miri Kim, Kyujin Hwang, Haejin Lee, Il-Sun Kim, Bae Hwan Lee, Il-Shin Lee, Kook In Park
Hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury and spinal cord injury (SCI) lead to extensive tissue loss and axonal degeneration. The combined application of the polymer scaffold and neural progenitor cells (NPCs) has been reported to enhance neural repair, protection and regeneration through multiple modes of action following neural injury. This study investigated the reparative ability and therapeutic potentials of biological bridges composed of human fetal brain-derived NPCs seeded upon poly(glycolic acid)-based scaffold implanted into the infarction cavity of a neonatal HI brain injury or the hemisection cavity in an adult SCI...
April 20, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667119/a-novel-neural-electrode-with-micro-motion-attenuation-capability-based-on-compliant-mechanisms-physical-design-concepts-and-evaluations
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Wenguang Zhang, Jiaqi Tang, Zhengwei Li, Yakun Ma
In order to solve the problem of the short lifespan of the neural electrode caused by micro motion, this study designed a novel neural electrode based on lumped compliance compliant mechanism to control different modes of micro-motion in a more effective way. According to the mathematical modeling of the novel neural electrode, the equivalent bending stiffness and equivalent tensile (compression) stiffness were calculated. The results of the finite element analysis based on the mathematical modeling revealed that the novel neural electrode showed excellent micro-motion-attenuation capability...
April 18, 2018: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665982/oscillatory-activity-and-cortical-coherence-of-the-nucleus-basalis-of-meynert-in-parkinson-s-disease-dementia
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Muhammad Nazmuddin, D L Marinus Oterdoom, J Marc C van Dijk, Jonathan C van Zijl, Anne K Kampman, Gea Drost, Teus van Laar, Martijn Beudel
BACKGROUND: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the nucleus basalis of Meynert (NBM) is a new potential treatment for Parkinson's Disease dementia (PDD) and other types of dementia. To get a better understanding of this structure, its local neurophysiological properties and cortical connectivity patterns were studied. METHODS: We simultaneously recorded DBS local field potentials (LFPs) and electroencephalography (EEG) in two patients with PDD. Both patients had DBS electrodes in the internal globus pallidus (GPi) with one or more distal contacts close to or inside the NBM...
March 28, 2018: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661966/pallidal-deep-brain-stimulation-disrupts-pallidal-beta-oscillations-and-coherence-with-primary-motor-cortex-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Doris D Wang, Coralie de Hemptinne, Svjetlana Miocinovic, Jill L Ostrem, Nicholas B Galifianakis, Marta San Luciano, Philip A Starr
In Parkinson's disease (PD), subthalamic nucleus beta band oscillations are decreased by therapeutic deep brain stimulation (DBS) and this has been proposed as important to the mechanism of therapy. The globus pallidus is a common alternative target for PD with similar motor benefits as subthalamic DBS, but effects of pallidal stimulation in PD are not well studied, and effects of pallidal DBS on cortical function in PD are unknown. Here, in 20 PD and 14 isolated dystonia human patients of both genders undergoing pallidal DBS lead implantation, we recorded local field potentials (LFPs) from the globus pallidus and in a subset of these, recorded simultaneous sensorimotor cortex electrocorticography (ECoG) potentials...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660022/molecular-ablation-of-tumor-blood-vessels-inhibits-therapeutic-effects-of-radiation-and-bevacizumab
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Viveka Nand Yadav, David Altshuler, Padma Kadiyala, Daniel Zamler, Andrea Comba, Henry Appelman, Patrick Dunn, Carl Koschmann, Maria G Castro, Pedro R Löwenstein
Background: Glioblastoma (GBM) is an aggressive and highly vascular tumor with median survival below 2 years. Despite advances in surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy survival has improved modestly. To combat glioma vascular proliferation anti-angiogenic agents targeting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) were introduced. Preclinically these agents were effective, yet they did not improve overall survival in Phase III trials. We tested the hypothesis that ganciclovir (GCV)-mediated killing of proliferating endothelial cells expressing HSV1-TK would have direct anti-tumor effects, and whether vessel ablation would affect the anti-tumor activity of anti-VEGF antibodies and radiotherapy...
April 12, 2018: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658939/simultaneous-recordings-of-cortical-local-field-potentials-electrocardiogram-electromyogram-and-breathing-rhythm-from-a-freely-moving-rat
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Yu Shikano, Takuya Sasaki, Yuji Ikegaya
Monitoring the physiological dynamics of the brain and peripheral tissues is necessary for addressing a number of questions about how the brain controls body functions and internal organ rhythms when animals are exposed to emotional challenges and changes in their living environments. In general experiments, signals from different organs, such as the brain and the heart, are recorded by independent recording systems that require multiple recording devices and different procedures for processing the data files...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652234/computer-assisted-planning-for-the-insertion-of-stereoelectroencephalography-electrodes-for-the-investigation-of-drug-resistant-focal-epilepsy-an-external-validation-study
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Vejay N Vakharia, Rachel Sparks, Roman Rodionov, Sjoerd B Vos, Christian Dorfer, Jonathan Miller, Daniel Nilsson, Martin Tisdall, Stefan Wolfsberger, Andrew W McEvoy, Anna Miserocchi, Gavin P Winston, Aidan G O'Keeffe, Sebastien Ourselin, John S Duncan
OBJECTIVE One-third of cases of focal epilepsy are drug refractory, and surgery might provide a cure. Seizure-free outcome after surgery depends on the correct identification and resection of the epileptogenic zone. In patients with no visible abnormality on MRI, or in cases in which presurgical evaluation yields discordant data, invasive stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) recordings might be necessary. SEEG is a procedure in which multiple electrodes are placed stereotactically in key targets within the brain to record interictal and ictal electrophysiological activity...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651998/high-resolution-local-field-potentials-measured-with-deep-brain-stimulation-arrays
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Simeng Zhang, Allison T Connolly, Lauren Madden, Jerrold L Vitek, Matthew D Johnson
Local field potential (LFP) recordings along a deep brain stimulation (DBS) lead can provide useful feedback for titrating DBS therapy. However, conventional DBS leads with four cylindrical macroelectrodes likely undersample the spatial distribution of sinks and sources in a given brain region. In this study, we investigated the spectral power and spatial feature sizes of LFP activity in non-human primate subthalamic nucleus and globus pallidus using chronically implanted 32-channel directional DBS arrays.
 
 Approach: Subthalamic nucleus and globus pallidus LFP signals were recorded from directional DBS arrays in the resting state and during a reach-and-retrieval task in two non-human primates in naïve and parkinsonian conditions...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651947/transplantation-of-bdnf-gene-recombinant-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-adhesive-peptide-modified-hydrogel-scaffold-for-spinal-cord-repair
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Li-Ming Li, Ling-Ling Huang, Xin-Chi Jiang, Jia-Chen Chen, Hong-Wei OuYang, Jian-Qing Gao
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are promising candidates for nerve tissue engineering. Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) secreted by MSCs can function to increase neural differentiation and relieve inflammation response. Gene transfection technology is an efficient strategy to increase the secretion levels of cytokines and enhance cellular functions. However, transfection and in vivo gene expression of environmentally sensitive stem cells have been one of the most challenging subjects due to the requirement in both safety and transfection efficiency...
April 13, 2018: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651705/rat-cerebrospinal-fluid-treatment-method-through-cisterna-cerebellomedullaris-injection
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Thainá Garbino Dos Santos, Mery Stéfani Leivas Pereira, Diogo Losch Oliveira
Drugs that lack the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) need to be placed directly into the central nervous system. Our laboratory studies the involvement of the glutamatergic system in the aggressiveness of glioma, and some ligands of glutamate receptors cannot permeate the BBB. Here, glioma-implanted rats were treated by a technique that delivers ligands directly into the cerebrospinal fluid by puncture into the cisterna cerebellomedullaris. Rats were anesthetized and fixed in a rodent stereotactic device...
April 12, 2018: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648985/feasibility-of-telemetric-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-in-the-neuro-intensive-care-unit
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Alexander Lilja-Cyron, Jesper Kelsen, Morten Andresen, Kåre Fugleholm, Marianne Juhler
Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is crucial in the management of acute neurosurgical conditions such as traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, pathological ICP may persist beyond the admission to the neuro intensive care unit (NICU). We investigated the feasibility of telemetric ICP monitoring in the NICU, as this technology provides the possibility of long-term ICP assessment beyond NICU discharge. In this prospective investigation, we implanted telemetric ICP sensors (Raumedic Neurovent-P-tel) instead of conventional, cabled ICP sensors in patients undergoing decompressive craniectomy...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644280/atypical-cardioversion-in-unstable-arrhythmia-caused-by-clavicle-surgery
#16
Stefan Bushuven, Ronny Langenhan
We report on a 54-year old male with traumatic brain injury, flail chest and floating shoulder undergoing intramedullary stabilization of a midshaft clavicle fracture in beach chair position. Intraoperatively the patient developed instable atrial fibrillation triggered by implantation of intramedullary nail. Secondary this case shows feasibility of cardioversion in latero-lateral electrode-position due to inaccessible standard positions and patient fixation between the operation table and the X-ray apparatus...
December 2017: Trauma Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629879/a-nanofabricated-optoelectronic-probe-for-manipulating-and-recording-neural-dynamics
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Bingzhao Li, Kwang Lee, Sotiris C Masmanidis, Mo Li
OBJECTIVE: The convergence of optogenetic and large-scale neural recording technologies opens enormous opportunities for studying brain function. However, compared to the widespread use of optogenetics or recordings as standalone methods, the joint use of these techniques in behaving animals is much less well developed. A simple but poorly scalable solution has been to implant conventional optical fibers together with extracellular microelectrodes. A more promising approach has been to combine microfabricated light emission sources with multielectrode arrays...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629087/3d-chemical-imaging-of-the-brain-using-quantitative-ir-spectro-microscopy
#18
Abiodun Ogunleke, Benoit Recur, Hugo Balacey, Hsiang-Hsin Chen, Maylis Delugin, Yeukuang Hwu, Sophie Javerzat, Cyril Petibois
Three-dimensional (3D) histology is the next frontier for modern anatomo-pathology. Characterizing abnormal parameters in a tissue is essential to understand the rationale of pathology development. However, there is no analytical technique, in vivo or histological, that is able to discover such abnormal features and provide a 3D distribution at microscopic resolution. Here, we introduce a unique high-throughput infrared (IR) microscopy method that combines automated image correction and subsequent spectral data analysis for 3D-IR image reconstruction...
January 7, 2018: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628466/increase-carotid-flow-by-double-sheath-connection-technique-to-reduce-cerebral-ischemia-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-through-transcarotid-approach
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Richard Tsai, I-Ming Chen, Po-Lin Chen, Hsin-Bang Leu, Ying-Hwa Chen, Hsiao-Huang Chang
PURPOSE: Transcarotid transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is one alternative approach if unfavorable femoral access. However, this approach may cause cerebral vascular accidents (CVAs) by temporarily occluding common carotid artery (CCA). The purpose of this study is to develop a new method reducing cerebral ischemia during transcarotid TAVI. METHODS: We inserted an 8- and 18-Fr. sheath in CCA with tip toward brain and aortic arch, respectively, and connected their side arms to create a bypass flow...
April 6, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626167/intracranial-electrophysiology-reveals-reproducible-intrinsic-functional-connectivity-within-human-brain-networks
#20
Aaron Kucyi, Jessica Schrouff, Stephan Bickel, Brett L Foster, James M Shine, Josef Parvizi
Evidence for intrinsic functional connectivity (FC) within the human brain is largely from neuroimaging studies of hemodynamic activity. Data are lacking from anatomically precise electrophysiological recordings in the most widely studied nodes of human brain networks. Here we used a combination of fMRI and electrocorticography (ECoG) in five human neurosurgical patients with electrodes in the canonical "default" (medial prefrontal and posteromedial cortex), "dorsal attention" (frontal eye fields and superior parietal lobule) and "frontoparietal control" (inferior parietal lobule and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex) networks...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
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