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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224114/coated-platelet-trends-predict-short-term-clinical-outcomeafter-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Bappaditya Ray, Vijay M Pandav, Eleanor A Mathews, David M Thompson, Lance Ford, Lori K Yearout, Bradley N Bohnstedt, Shuchi Chaudhary, George L Dale, Calin I Prodan
Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is associated with high socio-economic burden. Prothrombotic states of early brain injury (EBI) and delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) after aSAH determine morbidity and mortality. To understand how activated platelets might contribute to such prothrombotic states, we studied trends in coated-platelets during EBI and DCI periods. Serial blood samples from a prospective cohort of aSAH patients were collected and assayed for coated-platelet levels. Patient's coated-platelet level during post-hospital discharge follow-up served as an estimate of baseline...
December 9, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223603/factors-predicting-quality-of-life-and-societal-participation-after-survival-of-a-cardiac-arrest-a-prognostic-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Daan Verberne, Veronique Moulaert, Jeanine Verbunt, Caroline van Heugten
AIM: For those patients who suffer unfavourable outcome after survival of cardiac arrest, it is important to know whether this can be predicted at an early stage. Support can subsequently be provided. This study aimed to identify early prognostic factors of quality of life (QOL) and societal participation at one year post-cardiac arrest. METHODS: The design was a prospective longitudinal cohort study following cardiac arrest survivors up to one year. Prognostic personal, injury-related, function-related and subjective outcome factors were selected and entered into a hierarchical regression model to assess whether they were predictive of QOL and societal participation at one year post-cardiac arrest...
December 6, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219009/micrornas-as-potential-prognosticators-of-neurological-outcome-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-patients
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Sarah S Gul, Karl Huesgen, Kevin K Wang, Joseph A Tyndall
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates have increased due to advancement in resuscitative measures, yet approximately 90% of survivors ultimately die or have severe neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemic injury. Currently, there are few early prognostic indicators of which patients have possibility of meaningful recovery. This leads to uncertainty for families and clinicians, as well as aggressive, invasive and expensive treatments despite medical futility. Several biomarkers investigated in traumatic brain injury have shown prognostication potential in ischemic brain injury...
December 8, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215306/a-peptide-mimetic-of-tyrosine-phosphatase-step-as-a-potential-therapeutic-agent-for-treatment-of-cerebral-ischemic-stroke
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Ranjana Poddar, Sathyanarayanan Rajagopal, Lucas Winter, Andrea M Allan, Surojit Paul
Extensive research over the last two decades has advanced our understanding of the pathophysiology of ischemic stroke. However, current pharmacologic therapies are still limited to rapid reperfusion using thrombolytic agents, and neuroprotective approaches that can reduce the consequences of ischemic and reperfusion injury, are still not available. To bridge this gap, we have evaluated the long-term efficacy and therapeutic time window of a novel peptide-based neuroprotectant TAT-STEP, derived from the brain-enriched and neuron-specific tyrosine phosphatase STEP...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212618/altered-cerebral-perfusion-in-infants-born-preterm-compared-with-infants-born-full-term
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Marine Bouyssi-Kobar, Jonathan Murnick, Marie Brossard-Racine, Taeun Chang, Eman Mahdi, Marni Jacobs, Catherine Limperopoulos
OBJECTIVES: To compare regional cerebral cortical blood flow (CBF) in infants born very preterm at term-equivalent age (TEA) and healthy newborns born full term and to examine the impact of clinical risk factors on CBF in the cohort born preterm. STUDY DESIGN: This prospective, cross-sectional study included infants born very preterm (gestational age at birth <32 weeks; birth weight <1500 g) and healthy infants born full term. Using noninvasive 3T arterial spin labeling magnetic resonance imaging, we quantified regional CBF in the cerebral cortex: sensorimotor/auditory/visual cortex, superior medial/dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, anterior cingulate cortex (ACC)/posterior cingulate cortex, insula, and lateral posterior parietal cortex, as well as in the brainstem, and deep gray matter...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209266/current-opportunities-for-clinical-monitoring-of-axonal-pathology-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Parmenion P Tsitsopoulos, Sami Abu Hamdeh, Niklas Marklund
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a multidimensional and highly complex disease commonly resulting in widespread injury to axons, due to rapid inertial acceleration/deceleration forces transmitted to the brain during impact. Axonal injury leads to brain network dysfunction, significantly contributing to cognitive and functional impairments frequently observed in TBI survivors. Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is a clinical entity suggested by impaired level of consciousness and coma on clinical examination and characterized by widespread injury to the hemispheric white matter tracts, the corpus callosum and the brain stem...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203280/reduced-post-stroke-glial-scarring-in-the-infant-primate-brain-reflects-age-related-differences-in-the-regulation-of-astrogliosis
#7
Leon Teo, Anthony G Boghdadi, Mitchell de Souza, James A Bourne
Ischemic stroke remains a leading cause of disability worldwide. Surviving patients often suffer permanent neurological impairments, and spontaneous recovery rarely occurs. However, observations that early-life brain injuries, including strokes, elicit less severe long-term functional impairments, compared to adults, continue to intrigue. While much research has focussed on neuronal changes and plasticity, less is known regarding the regulation of astrogliosis and glial scar formation after a stroke at different stages of life...
December 1, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201836/traumatic-cerebrospinal-fluid-leak-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Ji-Woong Oh, So-Hyun Kim, Kum Whang
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks are one of the common complications after traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The risks of CSF leaks can be detrimental to the outcomes of the patients. Early diagnosis and proper management is imperative for it is strongly associated with a better long-term prognosis of the patients. Diagnostic tools for CSF leaks are still under debate. Nevertheless, many reports of successful treatments for CSF leaks have been published with introduction of various repair techniques for leakage sites even though it is surgically challenging...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201280/a-network-approach-to-examining-injury-severity-in-pediatric-tbi
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Emily L Dennis, Faisal Rashid, Neda Jahanshad, Talin Babikian, Richard Mink, Christopher Babbitt, Jeffrey Johnson, Christopher C Giza, Robert F Asarnow, Paul M Thompson
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in children, and can lead to long lasting functional impairment. Many factors influence outcome, but imaging studies examining effects of individual variables are limited by sample size. Roughly 20-40% of hospitalized TBI patients experience seizures, but not all of these patients go on to develop a recurrent seizure disorder. Here we examined differences in structural network connectivity in pediatric patients who had sustained a moderate-severe TBI (msTBI)...
2017: Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: from Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201197/calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-has-protective-effect-on-brain-injury-induced-by-heat-stroke-in-rats
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Cheng-Xiang Lu, Ting Qiu, Zhi-Feng Liu, Lei Su, Biao Cheng
Heat stroke often leads to multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) with a neurological morbidity of 30%. Current studies suggested that pathophysiological responses to heat stroke may be due to a systemic inflammatory response syndrome and a series of peptidergic nerve reactions. The mechanisms underlying the high neurological morbidity in heat stroke have remained largely elusive. In recent years, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) has been considered to have a positive role in central nervous system injury...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198014/inhibition-of-complement-drives-increase-in-early-growth-response-proteins-and-neuroprotection-mediated-by-salidroside-after-cerebral-ischemia
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Wenfang Lai, XiuLi Xie, Xiaoqin Zhang, Yingzheng Wang, Kedan Chu, John Brown, Lidian Chen, Guizhu Hong
Salidroside is neuroprotective across a wide therapeutic time-window after cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). Here, we investigated the role of complement in mediating effects of salidroside after cerebral IRI in rats. Rats were administrated with vehicle or salidroside 50 mg/kg, given daily for either 24 or 48 h, after middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) for 2 h and reperfusion for 1 h. Levels of proteins in ischemic brain were measured by immunofluorescence and western blotting. We observed early increases in the deposition of immunoglobulin M, mannose-binding lectin 2, and annexin IV on cerebral endothelial cells, induction of the complement components C3 and C3a, by 24 h after IRI, and a later significant increase in the complement component C1q by 48 h...
December 2, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197614/an-anatomical-and-physiological-basis-for-the-cardiovascular-autonomic-nervous-system-consequences-of-sport-related-brain-injury
#12
Michael F La Fountaine
Concussion is defined as a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain that is induced by the application or transmission of traumatic biomechanical forces to the head. The result of the impact is the onset of transient symptoms that may be experienced for approximately 2weeks in most individuals. However, in some individuals, symptoms may not resolve and persist for a protracted period and a chronic injury ensues. Concussion symptoms are generally characterized by their emergence through changes in affect, cognition, or multi-sensory processes including the visual and vestibular systems...
November 29, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196247/early-and-late-post-traumatic-epilepsy-in-the-setting-of-traumatic-brain-injury-a-review-of-anti-epileptic-management
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Christopher D Wilson, Josh D Burks, Richard B Rodgers, Robert M Evans, Adewale A Bakare, Sam Safavi-Abbasi
INTRODUCTION: Moderate to severe traumatic brain injury confers increased risk of early and late post-traumatic seizures (PTS). Early PTS are diagnosed when seizures develop within 7 days following injury, whereas initial seizures in late PTS occur later. Traditionally, patients have been treated with phenytoin (PHT) to prevent early PTS, and more recently with levetiracetam (LEV). Various regimens have been tried in patients to prevent late PTS with variable success. In this meta-analysis, we assessed and compared effectiveness of these drugs on early and late PTS prevention...
November 28, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195132/lycopene-mitigates-%C3%AE-amyloid-induced-inflammatory-response-and-inhibits-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-at-the-choroid-plexus-in-early-stages-of-alzheimer-s-disease-rats
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Chong-Bin Liu, Rui Wang, Yan-Feng Yi, Zhen Gao, Yi-Zhu Chen
The choroid plexus is able to modulate the cognitive function, through changes in the neuroinflammatory response and in brain immune surveillance. However, whether lycopene is involved in inflammatory responses at the choroid plexus in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, and its molecular underpinnings are elusive. In this rat study, lycopene was used to investigate its protective effects on inflammation caused by β-amyloid. We characterized the learning and memory abilities, cytokine profiles of circulating TNF-α, IL-1β and IL-6β in the serum and the expressions of Toll like receptor 4 and nuclear factor-κB p65 mRNA and protein at the choroid plexus...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193309/converging-early-responses-to-brain-injury-pave-the-road-to-epileptogenesis
#15
REVIEW
Eric J Neuberger, Akshay Gupta, Deepak Subramanian, Akshata A Korgaonkar, Vijayalakshmi Santhakumar
Epilepsy, characterized by recurrent seizures and abnormal electrical activity in the brain, is one of the most prevalent brain disorders. Over two million people in the United States have been diagnosed with epilepsy and 3% of the general population will be diagnosed with it at some point in their lives. While most developmental epilepsies occur due to genetic predisposition, a class of "acquired" epilepsies results from a variety of brain insults. A leading etiological factor for epilepsy that is currently on the rise is traumatic brain injury (TBI), which accounts for up to 20% of all symptomatic epilepsies...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190939/early-antagonism-of-cerebral-high-mobility-group-box-1-protein-is-benefit-for-sepsis-induced-brain-injury
#16
Chao Ren, Ya-Lin Tong, Jun-Cong Li, Ning Dong, Ji-Wei Hao, Qing-Hong Zhang, Yong-Ming Yao
Sepsis induced brain injury acts as an acute complication and accounts for deterioration and high mortality rate of septic condition. HMGB1 is a late inflammatory mediator that plays a critical role in brain dysfunction and diseases. However, the role of HMGB1 in sepsis induced brain dysfunction remains intricate. The current study investigated the effect of HMGB1 on brain injury in septic mice model with intracerebroventricular injection of BoxA (a specific antagonist of HMGB1). The expression of HMGB1, morphological changes of brain tissues, apoptosis of brain cells, and alteration of behavior were determined...
November 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190524/four-dimensional-map-of-the-human-early-visual-system
#17
Yasuo Nakai, Akari Nagashima, Akane Hayakawa, Takuya Osuki, Jeong-Won Jeong, Ayaka Sugiura, Erik C Brown, Eishi Asano
OBJECTIVE: We generated a large-scale, four-dimensional map of neuronal modulations elicited by full-field flash stimulation. METHODS: We analyzed electrocorticography (ECoG) recordings from 63 patients with focal epilepsy, and delineated the spatial-temporal dynamics of visually-elicited high-gamma70-110 Hz amplitudes on a standard brain template. We then clarified the neuronal events underlying visual evoked potential (VEP) components, by correlating with high-gamma amplitude measures...
November 27, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183789/a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study-of-early-brain-injury-in-a-rat-model-of-acute-dfp-intoxication
#18
Brad A Hobson, Douglas R Rowland, Suangsuda Supasai, Danielle J Harvey, Pamela J Lein, Joel R Garbow
Current treatments for seizures induced by organophosphates do not protect sufficiently against progressive neurodegeneration or delayed cognitive impairment. Developing more effective therapeutic approaches has been challenging because the pathogenesis of these delayed consequences is poorly defined. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), we previously reported brain lesions that persist for months in a rat model of acute intoxication with the OP, diisopropylfluorophosphate (DFP). However, the early spatiotemporal progression of these lesions remains unknown...
November 25, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182653/recovery-from-trauma-induced-amnesia-correlates-with-normalization-of-thrombin-activity-in-the-mouse-hippocampus
#19
Marina Ben Shimon, Talya Zeimer, Efrat Shavit Stein, Avital Artan-Furman, Sagi Harnof, Joab Chapman, Arik Eisenkraft, Chaim G Pick, Nicola Maggio
Transient amnesia is a common consequence of minimal traumatic brain injury (mTBI). However, while recent findings have addressed the mechanisms involved in its onset, the processes contributing to its recovery have not yet been addressed. Recently, we have found that thrombin is detected at high concentrations in the brain of mice after exposure to mTBI and that in such settings amnesia is rescued by either inhibiting thrombin activity or by blockade of PAR1. Here, we report that mice spontaneously recover from amnesia after two weeks from mTBI exposure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182378/early-changes-in-cerebral-autoregulation-among-youth-hospitalized-after-sports-related-traumatic-brain-injury
#20
Monica S Vavilala, Carly K Farr, Arraya Watanitanon, Bs Crystalyn Clark-Bell, Theerada Chandee, Anne Moore, William Armstead
OBJECTIVE: To examine early cerebral haemodynamic changes among youth hospitalized with sports-related traumatic brain injury (TBI). STUDY DESIGN: Youth 0-18 years admitted to a level one trauma centre with sports-related TBI were enrolled. Daily measures included clinical symptoms and Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score. Using Transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasonography and tilt testing, we measured middle cerebral artery flow velocity (Vmca) and cerebral autoregulation index (ARI)...
November 28, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
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