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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649609/insomnia-and-somnolence-in-idiopathic-rbd-a-prospective-cohort-study
#1
Ronald B Postuma, Jean-François Gagnon, Amelie Pelletier, Jacques Y Montplaisir
Although some sleep disorders are markers of prodromal Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies, it is unclear whether insomnia and somnolence can predict disease. We assessed a large cohort of patients with idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder and age/sex matched controls, comparing the Epworth sleepiness scale, the Insomnia Severity Index, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, and polysomnographic variables. In those with repeated scales, we assessed change over time. Finally, we assessed whether sleep abnormalities predicted defined neurodegenerative disease...
2017: NPJ Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649596/phenoconversion-from-probable-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-behavior-disorder-to-mild-cognitive-impairment-to-dementia-in-a-population-based-sample
#2
Youngsin Jung, Brendon P Boot, Michelle M Mielke, Tanis J Ferman, Yonas E Geda, Eric McDade, Teresa J H Christianson, David S Knopman, Erik K St Louis, Michael H Silber, Ronald C Petersen, Bradley F Boeve
INTRODUCTION: Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is strongly associated with synucleinopathies. In 2012, we reported an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Parkinson disease (PD) in cognitively normal Olmsted County, Minnesota, residents, aged 70 to 89 years with probable RBD. Here, we examine their progression to dementia and other neurodegenerative phenotypes. METHODS: Fifteen participants with RBD who were diagnosed with either MCI or PD were longitudinally followed, and their subsequent clinical courses were reviewed...
2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645156/rem-sleep-behavior-disorder-and-cognitive-impairment-in-parkinson-s-disease
#3
Natalia Jozwiak, Ronald B Postuma, Jacques Montplaisir, Véronique Latreille, Michel Panisset, Sylvain Chouinard, Pierre-Alexandre Bourgouin, Jean-François Gagnon
Study Objectives: REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is a parasomnia affecting 33 to 46% of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The existence of a unique and specific impaired cognitive profile in PD patients with RBD is still controversial. We extensively assessed cognitive functions to identify whether RBD is associated with more severe cognitive deficits in nondemented patients with PD. Methods: One hundred and sixty-two participants, including 53 PD patients with RBD, 40 PD patients without RBD, and 69 healthy subjects, underwent polysomnography, a neurological assessment, and an extensive neuropsychological exam to assess attention, executive functions, episodic learning and memory, visuospatial abilities, and language...
June 22, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639878/exploring-the-phenotype-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-to-aid-the-prediction-of-those-at-risk-of-transitioning-to-parkinson-disease-and-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
#4
Jennifer Y Y Szeto, Glenda M Halliday, Sharon L Naismith, Simon J G Lewis
To date, only limited research has concurrently investigated the presence of rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD) and other features associated with Parkinson disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) in people presenting with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). As a first step towards a longitudinal research project, the present study explored the relationships between MCI, RBD, and depression in 108 older adults who presented with subjective memory complaints but were not known to have a neurodegenerative condition...
July 2017: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631183/comprehension-of-idioms-in-turkish-aphasic-participants
#5
Burcu Aydin, Muzaffer Barin, Oktay Yagiz
Brain damaged participants offer an opportunity to evaluate the cognitive and linguistic processes and make assumptions about how the brain works. Cognitive linguists have been investigating the underlying mechanisms of idiom comprehension to unravel the ongoing debate on hemispheric specialization in figurative language comprehension. The aim of this study is to evaluate and compare the comprehension of idiomatic expressions in left brain damaged (LBD) aphasic, right brain damaged (RBD) and healthy control participants...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Psycholinguistic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630043/the-small-gtpases-k-ras-n-ras-and-h-ras-have-distinct-biochemical-properties-determined-by-allosteric-effects
#6
Christian W Johnson, Derion Reid, Jillian A Parker, Shores Salter, Ryan Knihtila, Petr Kuzmic, Carla Mattos
H-, K-, and N-Ras are small GTPases that are important in the control of cell proliferation, differentiation and survival, and their mutants occur frequently in human cancers. The G-domain, which catalyzes GTP hydrolysis and mediates downstream signaling, is 95% conserved between the Ras isoforms. Due to their very high sequence identity, biochemical studies done on H-Ras have been considered representative of all three Ras proteins. We show here that this is not a valid assumption. Using enzyme kinetic assays under identical conditions, we observed clear differences between the three isoforms in intrinsic catalysis of GTP by Ras in the absence and presence of the Ras-binding domain (RBD) of the C-Raf Kinase protein (Raf-RBD)...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615211/vesicular-stomatitis-virus-pseudotyped-with-ebola-virus-glycoprotein-serves-as-a-protective-non-infectious-vaccine-against-ebola-virus-challenge-in-mice
#7
Nicholas J Lennemann, Andrew S Herbert, Rachel Brouillette, Bethany Rhein, Russell A Bakken, Katherine J Perschbacher, Ashley L Cooney, Catherine L Miller-Hunt, Patrick Ten Eyck, Julia Biggins, Gene Olinger, John M Dye, Wendy Maury
The recent Ebola virus (EBOV) epidemic in West Africa demonstrates the potential for a significant public health burden caused by filoviral infections. No vaccine or antiviral is currently FDA-approved. To expand the vaccine options potentially available, we assessed protection conferred by an EBOV vaccine composed of vesicular stomatitis virus pseudovirions that lack native G glycoprotein (VSVΔG) and bear EBOV glycoprotein (GP). These pseudovirions mediate a single round of infection. Both single dose and prime/boost vaccination regimens protected mice against lethal challenge with mouse-adapted Ebola virus (ma-EBOV) in a dose-dependent manner...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595550/new-tracers-and-new-perspectives-for-molecular-imaging-in-lewy-body-diseases
#8
Matteo Bauckneht, Dario Arnaldi, Flavio Nobili, Dag Aarsland, Silvia Morbelli
The term Lewy body diseases (LBDs) refers to a subset of neurodegenerative disorders that share the accumulation of the so-called Lewy bodies (LB) including: Parkinson's disease (PD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), and PD later characterized by the occurrence of dementia (PDD). Moreover, multiple system atrophy (MSA) and idiopatic Rem Sleeping behaviour disorders (RBD) complete the group of synucleinopathies and have also common symptoms with respect to LBDs. The clinical diagnosis of LBDs can be challenging for physicians, particularly in the early stages of disease...
June 8, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584636/atp-serves-an-anti-inflammatory-role-by-enhancing-%C3%AE-defensin-2-response-in-acute-pneumonia-of-rat
#9
Zhenwei Shen, Yun Zhou, Le Qu, Han Lei
The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effect of ATP on the expression of rat β-defensin-2 (rBD-2) in a time-dependent manner, as well as its therapeutic value in an acute pneumonia rat model. A total of 30 rats as a treatment group and 30 as a control group were treated with the same dose of ATP and normal saline, respectively, lung tissues were isolated from rat and expression of rBD-2 mRNA was assessed with reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) at 12, 24 and 36 h following treatment...
June 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567500/treatment-of-sleep-dysfunction-in-parkinson-s-disease
#10
REVIEW
Amy W Amara, Lana M Chahine, Aleksandar Videnovic
Impaired sleep and alertness affect the majority of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, negatively impacting safety and quality of life. The etiology of impaired sleep-wake cycle in PD is multifactorial and encompasses medication side effects, nocturnal PD motor symptoms, and presence of co-existent sleep and neuropsychiatric disorders. The primary neurodegenerative process of PD involves brain regions that regulate the sleep-wake cycle, such as brainstem and hypothalamic nuclei. Sleep disorders in PD include insomnia, REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), sleep disordered breathing (SDB), restless legs syndrome (RLS), and circadian disruption...
July 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566365/exploring-an-adapted-risk-behaviour-diagnosis-scale-among-indigenous-australian-women-who-had-experiences-of-smoking-during-pregnancy-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-regional-new-south-wales-australia
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Gillian Sandra Gould, Michelle Bovill, Simon Chiu, Billie Bonevski, Christopher Oldmeadow
OBJECTIVES: Explore Aboriginal women's responses to an adapted Risk Behaviour Diagnosis (RBD) Scale about smoking in pregnancy. METHODS AND DESIGN: An Aboriginal researcher interviewed women and completed a cross-sectional survey including 20 Likert scales. SETTING: Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, community groups and playgroups and Aboriginal Maternity Services in regional New South Wales, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Aboriginal women (n=20) who were pregnant or gave birth in the preceding 18 months; included if they had experiences of smoking or quitting during pregnancy...
May 30, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556415/symptoms-associated-with-lewy-body-disease-in-mild-cognitive-impairment
#12
Paul C Donaghy, Nicola Barnett, Kirsty Olsen, John-Paul Taylor, Ian G McKeith, John T O'Brien, Alan J Thomas
OBJECTIVE: Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is associated with a range of cognitive and non-cognitive symptoms. We aimed to identify if some of these symptoms might aid early diagnosis of Lewy body disease in cases of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). METHODS: Lewy body MCI (MCI-LB; n = 36), Alzheimer's disease MCI (MCI-AD; n = 21), DLB (n = 36), AD (n = 21) and control (n = 20) participants were recruited. An interview-based questionnaire about the presence of symptoms thought to be associated with Lewy body disease was completed by participants with, where possible, their carer/relative...
May 29, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552865/new-development-of-diagnosis-and-treatment-for-parkinson-s-disease
#13
Satoshi Orimo
New methods for the diagnosis and new treatments for Parkinson's disease (PD) were explained. As imaging tools, neuromelanin imaging using brain MRI, meta-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) cardiac scintigraphy, dopamine transporter scintigraphy, and transcranial sonography were introduced. Olfactory dysfunction and REM sleep behavior disorders (RBD), which are important non-motor symptoms, and the new Clinical Criteria for PD launched by Movement Disorder Society (MDS) were also described. Investigative new medications and new anti-PD medications, which recently became available in Japan, were introduced...
May 26, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545360/melatonin-effects-in-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder-associated-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-a-case-series
#14
Carolin Schaefer, Dieter Kunz, Frederik Bes
OBJECTIVES: REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), with its main clinical symptoms of nightmares with dream-enacting behavior, is considered as a possible precursor of neurodegenerative disease. Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) is known to be capable of provoking RBD-like symptoms by apneic event related arousals. The two sleep related pathologies must coincide in a relevant number of individuals because of overlapping prevalence in similar age groups. Until now RBD symptoms coexisting with OSAS are rarely described in scientific literature and in fact considered as OSAS mimicking RBD...
May 22, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534293/psychiatric-illness-and-parasomnias-a-systematic-review
#15
REVIEW
Flavie Waters, Umberto Moretto, Thien Thanh Dang-Vu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Little is known about the presence of parasomnias such as nightmare disorder, sleep paralysis, REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), and sleep-related eating disorders (SRED) in people with mental illness. A predominant view suggests that psychotropic medications might be contributing to parasomnias. This article summarizes knowledge regarding the relationships between psychiatric disorders and parasomnias, and possible confounds. A systematic search of the literature in the past 10 years identified 19 articles...
July 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529878/neuroimaging-in-pre-motor-parkinson-s-disease
#16
REVIEW
Thomas R Barber, Johannes C Klein, Clare E Mackay, Michele T M Hu
The process of neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease begins long before the onset of clinical motor symptoms, resulting in substantial cell loss by the time a diagnosis can be made. The period between the onset of neurodegeneration and the development of motoric disease would be the ideal time to intervene with disease modifying therapies. This pre-motor phase can last many years, but the lack of a specific clinical phenotype means that objective biomarkers are needed to reliably detect prodromal disease...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513080/sleep-disorders-and-rbd-what-would-james-parkinson-think
#17
EDITORIAL
Ronald B Postuma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489360/how-does-reference-site-selection-influence-interpretation-of-omics-data-evaluating-liver-transcriptome-responses-in-male-rainbow-darter-etheostoma-caeruleum-across-an-urban-environment
#18
Patricija Marjan, Leslie M Bragg, Deborah L MacLatchy, Mark R Servos, Cristopher J Martyniuk
Studies quantifying the influence of reference site selection on transcriptomic profiles in aquatic organisms exposed to complex mixtures are lacking in the literature, despite the significant implications of such research for the interpretation of omics data sets. We measured hepatic transcriptomic responses in fish across an urban environment in the central Grand River watershed (Ontario, Canada). Adult male rainbow darter (RBD) (Etheostoma caeruleum) were collected from nine sites at varying distances from two major municipal wastewater treatment plants (MWWTPs) (Waterloo, Kitchener), including three upstream reference sites...
June 6, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484661/cognitive-function-characteristics-of-parkinson-s-disease-with-sleep-disorders
#19
Jing Huang, Wenyan Zhuo, Yuhu Zhang, Hongchun Sun, Huan Chen, Peipei Zhu, Xiaobo Pan, Jianhao Yang, Lijuan Wang
Objective. The aim of this study was to investigate the cognitive function characteristics of Parkinson's disease (PD) with sleep disorders. Methods. Consecutive patients with PD (n = 96), patients with primary sleep disorders (n = 76), and healthy control subjects (n = 66) were assessed. The patients with PD were classified into sleep disorder (PD-SD) and non-sleep disorder (PD-NSD) groups. Results. Among 96 patients with PD, 69 were diagnosed with a sleep disorder. There were 38 sleep disorder cases, 31 RBD cases, and 27 NSD cases...
2017: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482056/rem-sleep-eeg-instability-in-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder-and-clonazepam-effects
#20
Raffaele Ferri, Francesco Rundo, Alessandro Silvani, Marco Zucconi, Oliviero Bruni, Luigi Ferini-Strambi, Giuseppe Plazzi, Mauro Manconi
Study Objectives: We aimed to analyze quantitatively REM sleep EEG in controls, drug-naïve idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder patients (iRBD), and iRBD patients treated with clonazepam. Methods: Twenty-nine drug-naïve iRBD patients (mean age 68.2 years), 14 iRBD patients under chronic clonazepam therapy (mean age 66.3 years) and 21 controls (mean age 66.8 years) were recruited. Power spectra were obtained from sleep EEG (central derivation), using a 2-second sliding window, with 1-second steps...
May 6, 2017: Sleep
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