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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516363/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-presenting-in-the-anterior-circulation-with-malignant-intracranial-hypertension-requiring-surgical-decompression-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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S Hernández-Durán, A Barrantes-Freer, V Rohde, C von der Brelie
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is thought to result from endothelial dysfunction and breakdown of the blood-brain barrier with subsequent vasogenic edema. Abrupt hypertension has been identified as one of its risk factors. We present a rare case of PRES in the anterior circulation with sudden onset of left hemiparesis and rapid neurological deterioration on the basis of hypertensive crisis. Due to refractory intracranial hypertension, the patient required emergent right decompressive craniectomy...
May 17, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515334/central-acting-therapeutics-alleviate-respiratory-weakness-caused-by-heart-failure-induced-ventilatory-overdrive
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Andrew J Foster, Mathew J Platt, Jason S Huber, Ashley L Eadie, Alicia M Arkell, Nadya Romanova, David C Wright, Todd E Gillis, Coral L Murrant, Keith R Brunt, Jeremy A Simpson
Diaphragmatic weakness is a feature of heart failure (HF) associated with dyspnea and exertional fatigue. Most studies have focused on advanced stages of HF, leaving the cause unresolved. The long-standing theory is that pulmonary edema imposes a mechanical stress, resulting in diaphragmatic remodeling, but stable HF patients rarely exhibit pulmonary edema. We investigated how diaphragmatic weakness develops in two mouse models of pressure overload-induced HF. As in HF patients, both models had increased eupneic respiratory pressures and ventilatory drive...
May 17, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512445/the-therapeutic-value-of-bone-marrow-derived-endothelial-progenitor-cell-transplantation-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-rats
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Rui Zhang, Jing Yang, Jingjing Yuan, Bo Song, Yan Wang, Yuming Xu
AIMS: To study the effect of endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) treatment on intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in rats and elucidate possible mechanisms. METHODS: The rats were randomly divided into three groups: (1) EPC group: ICH + EPC, (2) phosphate-buffered saline group: ICH + PBS, and (3) sham group. EPCs were transplanted intravenously 6 h after ICH. Modified neurological severity score was used to evaluate neurological function. Blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity was evaluated...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507312/design-and-evaluation-of-ephrina1-mutants-with-cerebral-protective-effect
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Yuanjun Zhu, Yuanqing Gao, Danping Zheng, Mengyang Shui, Kuai Yu, Xiaoyan Liu, Yuan Lin, Li Su, Wenxing Yang, Yinye Wang
The activation of EphA2 receptor by its natural ligand EphrinA1 causes blood brain barrier dysfunction, and inactivation of EphA2 reduces BBB damage in ischemic stroke. Thus, EphA2 targeted antagonists may serve as neuroprotective agents. We engineered four mutants of EphrinA1, EM1, EM2, EM3 and EM4, respectively. The computational analysis showed that these four mutants were capable of interacting with EphA2. Their potential neuroprotective effects were examined in mouse focal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) model...
May 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501694/4-4-diisothiocyanatostilbene-2-2-disulfonic-acid-attenuates-spontaneous-recurrent-seizures-and-vasogenic-edema-following-lithium-pilocarpine-induced-status-epilepticus
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Tingting Yang, Zhenzhou Lin, Ling Xie, Yao Wang, Suyue Pan
Vasogenic edema induced by blood brain barrier disruption and neuronal loss play an important role in the epileptogenic process. 4,4'- diisothiocyanatostilbene-2,2'-disulfonic acid (DIDS) is a commonly used anion channel inhibitor that has been reported to exert an anticonvulsant effect in rat hippocampus in vitro. The present study aimed to investigate whether DIDS could prevent epileptogenic process in rat lithium-pilocarpine model of temporal lobe epilepsy. The tight junction proteins and serum extravasation were examined in the piriform cortex 3days after status epilepticus...
May 10, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458343/protection-of-the-blood-brain-barrier-as-a-therapeutic-strategy-for-brain-damage
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Shotaro Michinaga, Yutaka Koyama
Severe brain damage by trauma, ischemia, and hemorrhage lead to fatal conditions including sudden death, subsequent complications of the extremities and cognitive dysfunctions. Despite the urgent need for treatments for these complications, currently available therapeutic drugs are limited. Blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption is a common pathogenic feature in many types of brain damage. The characteristic pathophysiological conditions caused by BBB disruption are brain edema resulting from an excessive increase of brain water content, inflammatory damage caused by infiltrating immune cells, and hemorrhage caused by the breakdown of microvessel structures...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457811/methylene-blue-attenuates-neuroinflammation-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rats-through-the-akt-gsk-3%C3%AE-mef2d-signaling-pathway
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Hangzhe Xu, Jianru Li, Zhijiang Wang, Majing Feng, Yongfeng Shen, Shenglong Cao, Tao Li, Yucong Peng, Linfeng Fan, Jingyin Chen, Chi Gu, Feng Yan, Lin Wang, Gao Chen
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a serious medical problem with few effective pharmacotherapies available, and neuroinflammation has been identified as an important pathological process in early brain injury (EBI) after SAH. Methylene blue (MB) is an older drug that has been recently proven to exert extraordinary neuroprotective effects in several brain insults. However, no study has reported the beneficial effects of MB in SAH. In the current investigation, we studied the neuroprotective effects of MB in EBI after SAH and focused on its anti-inflammatory role...
April 27, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456933/genetic-deletion-of-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-11-aggravates-ischemic-brain-injury
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Xuelian Tang, Kai Liu, Milton H Hamblin, Yun Xu, Ke-Jie Yin
Krüppel-like factors (KLFs) belong to the zinc finger family of transcription factors, and their function in the CNS is largely unexplored. KLF11 is a member of the KLF family, and we have previously demonstrated that peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma-mediated cerebral protection during ischemic insults needs recruitment of KLF11 as its critical coactivator. Here, we sought to determine the role of KLF11 itself in cerebrovascular function and the pathogenesis of ischemic stroke. Transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) was performed in KLF11 knockout and wild-type control mice, and brain infarction was analyzed by TTC staining...
April 29, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451841/roflumilast-reduces-cerebral-inflammation-in-a-rat-model-of-experimental-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Qingjian Wu, Lifeng Qi, Hanxia Li, Leilei Mao, Mingfeng Yang, Rongxia Xie, Xiaoyi Yang, Jian Wang, Zongyong Zhang, Jiming Kong, Baoliang Sun
Roflumilast, a selective inhibitor for PDE4, is approved by FDA as an anti-inflammation drug for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This study investigates the effects of roflumilast on cerebral inflammation in the rat SAH model. Here, we show that subcutaneous administration of roflumilast (3 mg/kg) significantly improved the neurological deficits. Measurement of evans blue extravasation and brain water content revealed a significant reduction of blood-brain barrier permeability and brain edema...
April 27, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439253/secondary-hematoma-expansion-and-perihemorrhagic-edema-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage-from-bench-work-to-practical-aspects
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Krista Lim-Hing, Fred Rincon
Intracerebral hemorrhages (ICH) represent about 10-15% of all strokes per year in the United States alone. Key variables influencing the long-term outcome after ICH are hematoma size and growth. Although death may occur at the time of the hemorrhage, delayed neurologic deterioration frequently occurs with hematoma growth and neuronal injury of the surrounding tissue. Perihematoma edema has also been implicated as a contributing factor for delayed neurologic deterioration after ICH. Cerebral edema results from both blood-brain barrier disruption and local generation of osmotically active substances...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433745/hypoxia-augments-lps-induced-inflammation-and-triggers-high-altitude-cerebral-edema-in-mice
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Yanzhao Zhou, Xin Huang, Tong Zhao, Meng Qiao, Xingnan Zhao, Ming Zhao, Lun Xu, Yongqi Zhao, Liying Wu, Kuiwu Wu, Ruoli Chen, Ming Fan, Lingling Zhu
High altitude cerebral edema (HACE) is a life-threatening illness that develops during the rapid ascent to high altitudes, but its underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Growing evidence has implicated inflammation in the susceptibility to and development of brain edema. In the present study, we investigated the inflammatory response and its roles in HACE in mice following high altitude hypoxic injury. We report that acute hypobaric hypoxia induced a slight inflammatory response or brain edema within 24 h in mice...
April 19, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429734/neuroprotective-pentapeptide-cn-105-is-associated-with-reduced-sterile-inflammation-and-improved-functional-outcomes-in-a-traumatic-brain-injury-murine-model
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Daniel T Laskowitz, Haichen Wang, Tony Chen, David T Lubkin, Viviana Cantillana, Tian Ming Tu, Dawn Kernagis, Guanen Zhou, Gary Macy, Bradley J Kolls, Hana N Dawson
At present, there are no proven pharmacological treatments demonstrated to improve long term functional outcomes following traumatic brain injury(TBI). In the setting of non-penetrating TBI, sterile brain inflammatory responses are associated with the development of cerebral edema, intracranial hypertension, and secondary neuronal injury. There is increasing evidence that endogenous apolipoprotein E(apoE) modifies the neuroinflammatory response through its role in downregulating glial activation, however, the intact apoE holoprotein does not cross the blood-brain barrier due to its size...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416580/a-tspo-ligand-attenuates-brain-injury-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Minshu Li, Honglei Ren, Kevin N Sheth, Fu-Dong Shi, Qiang Liu
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is a devastating disease without effective treatment. After ICH, the immediate infiltration of leukocytes and activation of microglia are accompanied by a rapid up-regulation of translocator protein 18 kDa (TSPO). TSPO ligands have shown anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties in models of CNS injury. In this study, we determined the impact of a TSPO ligand, etifoxine, on brain injury and inflammation in 2 mouse models of ICH. TSPO was up-regulated in Iba1(+) cells from brains of patients with ICH and in CD11b(+)CD45(int) cells from mice subjected to collagenase-induced ICH...
April 17, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412320/glibenclamide-ameliorates-cerebral-edema-and-improves-outcomes-in-a-rat-model-of-status-epilepticus
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Zhenzhou Lin, Hua Huang, Yong Gu, Kaibin Huang, Yafang Hu, Zhong Ji, Yongming Wu, Shengnan Wang, Tingting Yang, Suyue Pan
Glibenclamide (GBC), a sulfonylurea receptor 1 blocker, emerges recently as a promising neuron protectant in various neurological disorders. This study aimed to determine whether GBC improves survival and neurological outcome of status epilepticus (SE). Male Sprague-Dawley rats successfully undergoing SE for 2.5 h (n = 134) were randomly assigned to GBC or vehicle group. Rats in the GBC group received a loading dose of 10 μg/kg of GBC, followed by 1.2 μg/6 h for 3 days, while same dose of vehicle was used as control...
April 13, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407815/acute-symptomatic-peri-lead-edema-33%C3%A2-hours-after-deep-brain-stimulation-surgery-a-case-report
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Nathan B Schoen, Walter J Jermakowicz, Corneliu C Luca, Jonathan R Jagid
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic peri-lead edema is a rare complication of deep brain stimulation that has been reported to develop 4 to 120 days postoperatively. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we report the case of a 63-year-old Hispanic man with an 8-year history of Parkinson's disease who underwent bilateral placement of subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation leads and presented with acute, symptomatic, unilateral, peri-lead edema just 33 hours after surgery. CONCLUSIONS: We document a thorough radiographic time course showing the evolution of these peri-lead changes and their regression with steroid therapy, and discuss the therapeutic implications of these findings...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393932/anti-high-mobility-group-box-1-hmgb1-antibody-inhibits-hemorrhage-induced-brain-injury-and-improved-neurological-deficits-in-rats
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Dengli Wang, Keyue Liu, Hidenori Wake, Kiyoshi Teshigawara, Shuji Mori, Masahiro Nishibori
As one of the most lethal stroke subtypes, intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is acknowledged as a serious clinical problem lacking effective treatment. Available evidence from preclinical and clinical studies suggests that inflammatory mechanisms are involved in the progression of ICH-induced secondary brain injury. High mobility group box-1 (HMGB1) is a ubiquitous and abundant nonhistone DNA-binding protein, and is also an important proinflammatory molecule once released into the extracellular space from the nuclei...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389649/recombinant-slit2-reduces-surgical-brain-injury-induced-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-via-robo4-dependent-rac1-activation-in-a-rodent-model
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Prativa Sherchan, Lei Huang, Onat Akyol, Cesar Reis, Jiping Tang, John H Zhang
Brain tissue surrounding surgical resection site can be injured inadvertently due to procedures such as incision, retractor stretch, and electrocauterization when performing neurosurgical procedures, which is termed as surgical brain injury (SBI). Blood brain barrier (BBB) disruption due to SBI can exacerbate brain edema in the post-operative period. Previous studies showed that Slit2 exhibited vascular anti-permeability effects outside the brain. However, BBB protective effects of Slit2 following SBI has not been evaluated...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386321/acid-fibroblast-growth-factor-preserves-blood-brain-barrier-integrity-by-activating-the-pi3k-akt-rac1-pathway-and-inhibiting-rhoa-following-traumatic-brain-injury
#18
Fenzan Wu, Zaifeng Chen, Chonghui Tang, Jinjing Zhang, Li Cheng, Hongxia Zuo, Hongyu Zhang, Daqing Chen, Liping Xiang, Jian Xiao, Xiaokun Li, Xinlong Xu, Xiaojie Wei
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) plays important roles in the recovery of traumatic brain injury (TBI) which is a major factor contributing to cerebral edema. Acid fibroblast growth factor (aFGF) contributes to maintain vascular integrity and restores nerve function. However, whether aFGF protects BBB following TBI remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine whether exogenous aFGF preserves BBB integrity by activating the PI3K-Akt-Rac1 pathway and inhibiting RhoA after TBI. BBB permeability was assessed using evans blue dye and fluorescein isothiocyanate dextran fluorescence...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383046/systemic-administration-of-induced-neural-stem-cells-regulates-complement-activation-in-mouse-closed-head-injury-models
#19
Mou Gao, Qin Dong, Hui Yao, Yingzhou Lu, Xinchao Ji, Mingming Zou, Zhijun Yang, Minhui Xu, Ruxiang Xu
Complement activation plays important roles in the pathogenesis of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. Patients face neurological disorders due to the development of complement activation, which contributes to cell apoptosis, brain edema, blood-brain barrier dysfunction and inflammatory infiltration. We previously reported that induced neural stem cells (iNSCs) can promote neurological functional recovery in closed head injury (CHI) animals. Remarkably, we discovered that local iNSC grafts have the potential to modulate CNS inflammation post-CHI...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378621/response-of-the-cerebral-vasculature-following-traumatic-brain-injury
#20
Arjang Salehi, John H Zhang, Andre Obenaus
The critical role of the vasculature and its repair in neurological disease states is beginning to emerge particularly for stroke, dementia, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, tumors and others. However, little attention has been focused on how the cerebral vasculature responds following traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI often results in significant injury to the vasculature in the brain with subsequent cerebral hypoperfusion, ischemia, hypoxia, hemorrhage, blood-brain barrier disruption and edema. The sequalae that follow TBI result in neurological dysfunction across a host of physiological and psychological domains...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
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