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Temitayo Oyefunmike Oyegbile, Bronson Elizabeth Delasobera, Nassim Zecavati
The objective was to characterize cognitive deficits and postconcussive symptoms in a pediatric population with no concussion, a single concussion, and ≥2 concussions, using a cross-sectional design. Cognitive function and postconcussive symptoms were assessed in participants (age 10-20) with no concussion (n = 1118), single concussion (n = 368), and repeated (≥2) concussions (n = 252). Analyses were adjusted for age and gender. Individuals with ≥2 concussions exhibited more total postconcussive symptoms; more loss of consciousness, amnesia and confusion; more headaches; and poorer cognitive function compared to no concussion and single concussion...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
Alessio Travaglia, Adam B Steinmetz, Janelle M Miranda, Cristina M Alberini
Episodic memories in early childhood are rapidly forgotten, a phenomenon that is associated with "infantile amnesia," the inability of adults to remember early-life experiences. We recently showed that early aversive contextual memory in infant rats, which is in fact rapidly forgotten, is actually not lost, as reminders presented later in life reinstate a long-lasting and context-specific memory. We also showed that the formation of this infantile memory recruits in the hippocampus mechanisms typical of developmental critical periods...
April 2018: Learning & Memory
Regan F Lyon, Chris Schwan, Joseph Zeal, Chetan Kharod, Brian Staak, Christopher Petersen, Stephen C Rush
Effective analgesia is a crucial part of the care and resuscitation of a traumatically injured patient. These secondary effects of pain may increase morbidity and mortality in the acutely injured patient. When ketamine is administered appropriately in the clinical setting, it can provide analgesia, anxiolysis, and amnesia for patients with less respiratory depression and hypotension than equivalent doses of opioid analgesics.
2018: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
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April 2018: Anesthesiology
Matthew L Stanley, Brenda W Yang, Felipe De Brigard
In a recent study, Kouchaki and Gino (2016) suggest that memory for unethical actions is impaired, regardless of whether such actions are real or imagined. However, as we argue in the current study, their claim that people develop "unethical amnesia" confuses two distinct and dissociable memory deficits: one affecting the phenomenology of remembering and another affecting memory accuracy. To further investigate whether unethical amnesia affects memory accuracy, we conducted three studies exploring unethical amnesia for imagined ethical violations...
March 12, 2018: Memory & Cognition
Devendra Kumar, Sukesh K Gupta, Ankit Ganeshpurkar, Gopichand Gutti, Sairam Krishnamurthy, Gyan Modi, Sushil K Singh
Novel multifunctional 3,6-Diphenyl-1,4-bis(phenylsulfonyl)piperazine-2,5-dione derivatives were designed and synthesized for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The designed scaffold has blood brain barrier penetrating ability, acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) inhibition potential. Compounds 52 and 46 showed very significant inhibition against AChE, IC50  = 32.45 ± 0.044, 28.65 ± 0.029, BuChE, IC50  = 157.95 ± 0.264, 160.58 ± 0.082 and MMP-2, IC50  = 36...
February 27, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Sung Ho Jang, Younghyeon Kwon
RATIONALE: A 45-year-old right-handed female patient suffered head trauma after being hit by a truck that ran into a house. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient lost consciousness for 1 hour and experienced posttraumatic amnesia for 1 month after the accident. DIAGNOSES: She underwent conservative management for a subdural hematoma in the left frontotemporal lobes and intracerebral hematoma in the left frontal lobe. INTERVENTIONS: The patient's Glasgow Coma Scale score was 11...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jessica Trevena-Peters, Adam McKay, Jennie Ponsford
It is uncertain whether therapy delivered during posttraumatic amnesia (PTA) following traumatic brain injury can be effective due to risk of agitation and poor learning capacity. This study used goal attainment scaling (GAS) to assess gains in activities of daily living (ADL) retraining during PTA. Occupational therapists' perspectives on goal setting and therapy delivery were also explored qualitatively. Forty-nine rehabilitation inpatients were provided with manualised ADL retraining following errorless and procedural learning principles during PTA...
March 8, 2018: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
N Crespo-Eguilaz, P D Dominguez, M Vaquero, J Narbona
AIM: To contribute to neuropsychological profiling of developmental amnesia subsequent to bilateral damage to both hippocampi in early age. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The total sample of 24 schoolchildren from both sexes is distributed in three groups: perinatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy and everyday complaints of memory in school age (n = 8); perinatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy without memory complaints (n = 7); and a group of typically developing (n = 9)...
March 1, 2018: Revista de Neurologia
Hye-Lim Lee, Sung-Ah Lim, Hye-Won Lee, Ho-Ryong Yoo, Hyeong-Geug Kim
We evaluated neuropharmacological properties of Yuk-Mi-Jihwang-Tang (YJT) against scopolamine injection-induced memory impairment mice model. Mice were orally administered with YJT (50, 100, or 200 mg/kg) or tacrine (TAC, 12.5 mg/kg) for 10 days. At the first day of Morris water maze task, scopolamine (2 mg/kg) was intraperitoneally injected before 30 min of it. The hippocampal memory function was determined by the Morris water maze task for 5 days consecutively. Scopolamine drastically increased escape latency and decreased time spent in target quadrant...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Caitlin Hilverman, Susan Wagner Cook, Melissa C Duff
Co-speech hand gesture facilitates learning and memory, yet the cognitive and neural mechanisms supporting this remain unclear. One possibility is that motor information in gesture may engage procedural memory representations. Alternatively, iconic information from gesture may contribute to declarative memory representations mediated by the hippocampus. To investigate these alternatives, we examined gesture's effects on word learning in patients with hippocampal damage and declarative memory impairment, with intact procedural memory, and in healthy and in brain-damaged comparison groups...
March 5, 2018: Hippocampus
Mark J Niciu, Bridget J Shovestul, Brittany A Jaso, Cristan Farmer, David A Luckenbaugh, Nancy E Brutsche, Lawrence T Park, Elizabeth D Ballard, Carlos A Zarate
BACKGROUND: Ketamine induces rapid and robust antidepressant effects, and many patients also describe dissociation, which is associated with antidepressant response. This follow-up study investigated whether antidepressant efficacy is uniquely related to dissociative symptom clusters. METHODS: Treatment-resistant patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar disorder (BD) (n = 126) drawn from three studies received a single subanesthetic (0.5 mg/kg) ketamine infusion...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
V P Nikitin, S V Solntseva, S A Kozyrev, P V Nikitin, A V Shevelkin
Elucidation of amnesia mechanisms is one of the central problems in neuroscience with immense practical application. Previously, we found that conditioned food presentation combined with injection of a neurotransmitter receptor antagonist or protein synthesis inhibitor led to amnesia induction. In the present study, we investigated the time course and features of two amnesias: induced by impairment of memory reconsolidation using an NMDA glutamate receptor antagonist (MK-801) and a serotonin receptor antagonist (methiothepin, MET) on snails trained with food aversion conditioning...
February 27, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
Akinori Futamura, Motoyasu Honma, Azusa Shiromaru, Takeshi Kuroda, Yuri Masaoka, Akira Midorikawa, Michael W Miller, Mitsuru Kawamura, Kenjiro Ono
Lesions of the medio-parietal lobes are linked with topographical and temporal disorientation, and are of interest to understanding mental time. We examined a 39-year-old man who worked as a driving instructor before cerebral hemorrhage, and followed his case for 8 years including neuropsychological testing and brain imaging. The patient had mild anterograde episodic amnesia, but no semantic amnesia. He felt that time passed too quickly, and developed a compulsive routine to compensate, although he was able to count time at a normal speed...
January 2018: Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience
Sweta Srivas, Mahendra K Thakur
Epigenetic modifications through methylation of DNA and acetylation of histones modulate neuronal gene expression and regulate long-term memory. Earlier we demonstrated that scopolamine-induced decrease in memory consolidation is correlated with enhanced expression of hippocampal DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) and histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2) in mice. DNMT1 and HDAC2 act together by recruiting a co-repressor complex and deacetylating the chromatin. The catalytic activity of HDACs is mainly dependent on its incorporation into multiprotein co-repressor complexes, among which SIN3A-HDAC2 co-repressor is widely studied to regulate synaptic plasticity...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
John M McCormick-Huhn, Hui Chen, Bradley P Wyble, Nancy A Dennis
Previous work has shown mixed evidence regarding age-related deficits for binding in working memory. The current study used the newly developed attribute amnesia effect (H. Chen & Wyble, 2015a) to test the associative-deficit hypothesis during working memory and to probe whether hyper-binding extends to include binding of de-selected information. In studies of attribute amnesia, participants use target attributes (e.g., identity, color) to demonstrate near ceiling levels of reporting of a second target attribute (e...
February 2018: Psychology and Aging
Amrita A Chowdhury, Nitin B Gawali, Vipin D Bulani, Pankaj S Kothavade, Snehal N Mestry, Padmini S Deshpande, Archana R Juvekar
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by amyloid beta (Aβ) plaques, neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) and cognitive impairment. Literature cites the role of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in AD due to increased cytotoxicity via oxidative stress. d-galactose (d-gal) induced amnesia stimulates Aβ overproduction via increased oxidative stress and AGEs. Trigonelline (TRG), a naturally occurring alkaloid has been reported to have neuroprotective and antidiabetic properties...
September 28, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
Bai Hui Chen, Joon Ha Park, Tae-Kyeong Lee, Minah Song, Hyunjung Kim, Jae Chul Lee, Young-Myeong Kim, Choong-Hyun Lee, In Koo Hwang, Il Jun Kang, Bing Chun Yan, Moo-Ho Won, Ji Hyeon Ahn
Animal models of scopolamine-induced amnesia are widely used to study underlying mechanisms and treatment of cognitive impairment in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). Previous studies have identified that melatonin improves cognitive dysfunction in animal models. In this study, using a mouse model of scopolamine-induced amnesia, we assessed spatial and short-term memory functions for 4 weeks, investigated the expression of myelin-basic protein (MBP) in the dentate gyrus, and examined whether melatonin and scopolamine cotreatment could keep cognitive function and MBP expression...
February 21, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
Christoph Helmstaedter, Babette Winter, Nico Melzer, Hubertus Lohmann, Juri-Alexander Witt
RATIONALE: Accelerated long-term forgetting (ALF) is a phenomenon found in late onset epilepsy and in transient epileptic amnesia (TEA). Here we evaluated ALF in patients with focal epilepsies and limbic encephalitis (LE) in particular. METHODS: ALF was assessed in 36 patients with focal epilepsy and 154 healthy subjects using an extended version of the Verbal Learning and Memory Test (VLMT), with free recall after 30 min and again after one week. From these patients, 89% had temporal lobe epilepsy; 42% left-lateralized; 39% right; 19% bilateral; 17% were diagnosed with hippocampal sclerosis; 64% displayed features indicating LE; 52% with amygdala pathology, and 61% were antibody positive...
January 31, 2018: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
Per-Arne Lönnqvist
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To put in perspective, the various challenges that faces pediatric anesthesiologists because of the recently lowered limits with regards to the viability of a fetus. Both medical and ethical considerations will be highlighted. RECENT FINDINGS: Issues related to: who should anesthetize these tiny babies; can we provide adequate and legal monitoring during the anesthetic; does these immature babies need hypnosis and amnesia and the moral/ethical implications associated with being involved with care of doubtful long-term outcome are reviewed...
February 22, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
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