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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783119/in-vivo-imaging-of-neuronal-calcium-during-electrode-implantation-spatial-and-temporal-mapping-of-damage-and-recovery
#1
James R Eles, Alberto L Vazquez, Takashi D Y Kozai, X Tracy Cui
Implantable electrode devices enable long-term electrophysiological recordings for brain-machine interfaces and basic neuroscience research. Implantation of these devices, however, leads to neuronal damage and progressive neural degeneration that can lead to device failure. The present study uses in vivo two-photon microscopy to study the calcium activity and morphology of neurons before, during, and one month after electrode implantation to determine how implantation trauma injures neurons. We show that implantation leads to prolonged, elevated calcium levels in neurons within 150 μm of the electrode interface...
May 7, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782847/optogenetic-induction-of-colonic-motility-in-mice
#2
Timothy J Hibberd, Jing Feng, Jialie Luo, Pu Yang, Vijay K Samineni, Robert W Gereau, Nigel Kelley, Hongzhen Hu, Nick J Spencer
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Strategies are needed to increase gastrointestinal transit without systemic pharmacologic agents. We investigated whether optogenetics, focal application of light to control enteric nervous system excitability, could be used to evoke propagating contractions and increase colonic transit in mice. METHODS: We generated transgenic mice with Cre-mediated expression of light-sensitive channelrhodopsin-2 (CHR2) in calretinin neurons (CAL-ChR2 Cre+ mice); Cre- littermates served as controls...
May 18, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781850/comparing-processed-nerve-allografts-and-assessing-their-capacity-to-retain-and-release-nerve-growth-factor
#3
Alonda C Pollins, Richard B Boyer, Marlieke Nussenbaum, Wesley P Thayer
Peripheral nerve gap injuries continue to present a clinical challenge to today's surgeons. One method of surgical repair, implantation of acellular allografts, has been developed with the aim of bridging the gap with a cadaveric graft after removal of its cellular components, thereby accelerating axonal regeneration and eliminating the need for immunosuppression in recipient patients. Although decellularizing allografts reduces rates of graft rejection, the same chemical processing modifies the neural microenvironment, removing neutrotrophic factors and modifying the complex extracellular matrix...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780963/the-cochlear-implant-and-possibilities-for-narrowing-the-remaining-gaps-between-prosthetic-and-normal-hearing
#4
Blake S Wilson
Background: The cochlear implant has become the standard of care for severe or worse losses in hearing and indeed has produced the first substantial restoration of a lost or absent human sense using a medical intervention. However, the devices are not perfect and many efforts to narrow the remaining gaps between prosthetic and normal hearing are underway. Objective: To assess the present status of cochlear implants and to describe possibilities for improving them...
December 2017: World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780962/challenging-aspects-of-contemporary-cochlear-implant-electrode-array-design
#5
REVIEW
Pavel Mistrík, Claude Jolly, Daniel Sieber, Ingeborg Hochmair
Objective: A design comparison of current perimodiolar and lateral wall electrode arrays of the cochlear implant (CI) is provided. The focus is on functional features such as acoustic frequency coverage and tonotopic mapping, battery consumption and dynamic range. A traumacity of their insertion is also evaluated. Methods: Review of up-to-date literature. Results: Perimodiolar electrode arrays are positioned in the basal turn of the cochlea near the modiolus...
December 2017: World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780422/cochlear-implantation-in-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
C Lane Anzalone, Sarah Nuhanovic, Amy P Olund, Matthew L Carlson
Introduction: Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is a peripheral hereditary neuropathy associated with motor and sensory impairment and can result in profound sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). Currently, the role of cochlear implantation in the setting of CMT and other progressive peripheral neurodegenerative disorders is not well established. Methods: Case report and review of the English literature. Results: A 70-year-old male with CMT was referred for evaluation of progressive asymmetric SNHL and reported a 15-year duration of deafness involving the left ear...
2018: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778509/longitudinal-observations-using-simultaneous-fmri-multiple-channel-electrophysiology-recording-and-chemical-microiontophoresis-in-the-rat-brain
#7
Saul Jaime, Jose E Cavazos, Yihong Yang, Hanbing Lu
BACKGROUND: fMRI blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) signal has been widely used as a surrogate for neural activity. However, interpreting differences in BOLD fMRI based on underlying neuronal activity remains a challenge. Concurrent rsMRI data collection and electrophysiological recording in combination with microiontophoretically injected modulatory chemicals allows for improved understanding of the relationship between resting state BOLD and neuronal activity. NEW METHODS: Simultaneous fMRI, multi-channel intracortical electrophysiology and focal pharmacological manipulation data to be acquired longitudinally in rats for up to 2 months...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766231/available-bone-morphology-and-status-of-neural-structures-in-the-mandibular-interforaminal-region-three-dimensional-analysis-of-anatomical-structures
#8
Duygu Goller Bulut, Emre Köse
PURPOSE: This study aimed to clarify the size and morphology of the mandible and to determine state of neural structures for the planning of the dental implantation using cone-beam computerized tomography (CBCT). METHODS: Of the 252 patients, CBCT images of 48 selected patients were evaluated. The bone height and width were measured and the type of the mental portion of the inferior alveolar canal, the anterior loop length (ALL), the location of the incisive canal and lingual foramen were identified with cross-sectional and multiplane reformatted CBCT images...
May 15, 2018: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760649/brain-region-dependent-rejection-of-neural-precursor-cell-transplants
#9
Nina Fainstein, Tamir Ben-Hur
The concept of CNS as an immune-privileged site has been challenged by the occurrence of immune surveillance and allogeneic graft rejection in the brain. Here we examined whether the immune response to allogeneic neural grafts is determined by the site of implantation in the CNS. Dramatic regional differences were observed between immune responses to allogeneic neural precursor/stem cell (NPC) grafts in the striatum vs. the hippocampus. Striatal grafts were heavily infiltrated with IBA-1+ microglia/macrophages and CD3+ T cells and completely rejected...
2018: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756600/the-development-of-neural-stimulators-a-review-of-preclinical-safety-and-efficacy-studies
#10
Robert K Shepherd, Joel Villalobos, Owen Burns, David Nayagam
OBJECTIVE: Given the rapid expansion of the field of neural stimulation and the rigorous regulatory approval requirements required before these devices can be applied clinically, it is important that there is clarity around conducting preclinical safety and efficacy studies required for the development of this technology. APPROACH: The present review examines basic design principles associated with the development of a safe neural stimulator and describes the suite of preclinical safety studies that need to be considered when taking a device to clinical trial...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756008/fabrication-and-modification-of-implantable-optrode-arrays-for-in-vivo-optogenetic-applications
#11
Lulu Wang, Kang Huang, Cheng Zhong, Liping Wang, Yi Lu
<AbstractText Label="Abstract" NlmCategory="UNASSIGNED">Recent advances in optogenetics have established a precisely timed and cell-specific methodology for understanding the functions of brain circuits and the mechanisms underlying neuropsychiatric disorders. However, the fabrication of optrodes, a key functional element in optogenetics, remains a great challenge. Here, we report reliable and efficient fabrication strategies for chronically implantable optrode arrays. To improve the performance of the fabricated optrode arrays, surfaces of the recording sites were modified using optimized electrochemical processes...
2018: Biophysics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752245/modeling-and-characterization-of-capacitive-elements-with-tissue-as-dielectric-material-for-wireless-powering-of-neural-implants
#12
Reza Erfani, Fatemeh Marefat, Amir M Sodagar, Pedram Mohseni
This paper reports on the modeling and characterization of capacitive elements with tissue as the dielectric material, representing the core building block of a capacitive link for wireless power transfer to neural implants. Each capacitive element consists of two parallel plates that are aligned around the tissue layer and incorporate a grounded, guarded, capacitive pad to mitigate the adverse effect of stray capacitances and shield the plates from external interfering electric fields. The plates are also coated with a biocompatible, insulating, coating layer on the inner side of each plate in contact with the tissue...
May 2018: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749917/a-novel-neural-prosthesis-providing-long-term-electrocorticography-recording-and-cortical-stimulation-for-epilepsy-and-brain-computer-interface
#13
Pantaleo Romanelli, Marco Piangerelli, David Ratel, Christophe Gaude, Thomas Costecalde, Cosimo Puttilli, Mauro Picciafuoco, Alim Benabid, Napoleon Torres
OBJECTIVE Wireless technology is a novel tool for the transmission of cortical signals. Wireless electrocorticography (ECoG) aims to improve the safety and diagnostic gain of procedures requiring invasive localization of seizure foci and also to provide long-term recording of brain activity for brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). However, no wireless devices aimed at these clinical applications are currently available. The authors present the application of a fully implantable and externally rechargeable neural prosthesis providing wireless ECoG recording and direct cortical stimulation (DCS)...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746990/hindbrain-5-monophosphate-activated-protein-kinase-mediates-short-term-food-deprivation-inhibition-of-the-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-luteinizing-hormone-axis-role-of-nitric-oxide
#14
Manita Shakya, Prem K Shrestha, Karen P Briski
Hindbrain-derived stimuli restrain the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)-pituitary luteinizing hormone (LH) reproductive neuroendocrine axis during energy insufficiency. Interruption of food intake, planned or unplanned, is emblematic of modern life. This study investigated the premise that the hindbrain energy sensor adenosine 5'-monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) inhibits reproductive neuroendocrine function in short-term, e.g. 18 hr food-deprived (FD) estradiol (E)-implanted ovariectomized female rats...
May 7, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746889/modular-auditory-decision-making-behavioral-task-designed-for-intraoperative-use-in-humans
#15
Anand Tekriwal, Gidon Felsen, John A Thompson
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical interventions that require active patient feedback, such as deep brain stimulation surgery, create an opportunity to conduct cognitive or behavioral experiments during the acquisition of invasive neurophysiology. Optimal design and implementation of intraoperative behavioral experiments require consideration of stimulus presentation, time and surgical constraints. We describe the use of a modular, inexpensive system that implements a decision-making paradigm, designed to overcome challenges associated with the operative environment...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745562/-measuring-functional-core-regions-of-hindlimb-movement-control-in-the-rat-spinal-cord-with-intraspinal-microstimulation
#16
Yi Chen, Lei Ma, Wei Du, Xiaoyan Shen
In order to improve the accuracy and reliability of the electrodes implant location when using spinal functional electrical stimulation to rebuild hindlimb motor function, we measured the distributions of function core regions in rat spinal cord associated with hindlimb movements. In this study, we utilized three-dimensional scanning intraspinal microstimulation technology to stimulate the rat spinal cord to generate hip, knee and ankle joint movements, and acquired the coordinates of the sites in spinal cord which evoked these movements...
August 1, 2017: Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue za Zhi, Journal of Biomedical Engineering, Shengwu Yixue Gongchengxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744729/supra-threshold-hearing-and-fluctuation-profiles-implications-for-sensorineural-and-hidden-hearing-loss
#17
REVIEW
Laurel H Carney
An important topic in contemporary auditory science is supra-threshold hearing. Difficulty hearing at conversational speech levels in background noise has long been recognized as a problem of sensorineural hearing loss, including that associated with aging (presbyacusis). Such difficulty in listeners with normal thresholds has received more attention recently, especially associated with descriptions of synaptopathy, the loss of auditory nerve (AN) fibers as a result of noise exposure or aging. Synaptopathy has been reported to cause a disproportionate loss of low- and medium-spontaneous rate (L/MSR) AN fibers...
May 9, 2018: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744469/recent-progress-on-biodegradable-materials-and-transient-electronics
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REVIEW
Rongfeng Li, Liu Wang, Deying Kong, Lan Yin
Transient electronics (or biodegradable electronics) is an emerging technology whose key characteristic is an ability to dissolve, resorb, or physically disappear in physiological environments in a controlled manner. Potential applications include eco-friendly sensors, temporary biomedical implants, and data-secure hardware. Biodegradable electronics built with water-soluble, biocompatible active and passive materials can provide multifunctional operations for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, such as monitoring intracranial pressure, identifying neural networks, assisting wound healing process, etc...
September 2018: Bioactive Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741160/adaptive-deep-brain-stimulation-for-parkinson-s-disease-using-motor-cortex-sensing
#19
Nicole C Swann, Coralie de Hemptinne, Margaret C Thompson, Svjetlana Miocinovic, Andrew M Miller, Ro'ee Gilron, Jill L Ostrem, Howard J Chizeck, Philip A Starr
OBJECTIVE: Contemporary deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson's disease is delivered continuously, and adjustments based on patient's changing symptoms must be made manually by a trained clinician. Patients may be subjected to energy intensive settings at times when they are not needed, possibly resulting in stimulation-induced adverse effects, such as dyskinesia. One solution is 'adaptive' DBS, in which stimulation is modified in real time based on neural signals that co-vary with the severity of motor signs or of stimulation-induced adverse effects...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740294/converging-evidence-from-electrocorticography-and-bold-fmri-for-a-sharp-functional-boundary-in-superior-temporal-gyrus-related-to-multisensory-speech-processing
#20
Muge Ozker, Daniel Yoshor, Michael S Beauchamp
Although humans can understand speech using the auditory modality alone, in noisy environments visual speech information from the talker's mouth can rescue otherwise unintelligible auditory speech. To investigate the neural substrates of multisensory speech perception, we compared neural activity from the human superior temporal gyrus (STG) in two datasets. One dataset consisted of direct neural recordings (electrocorticography, ECoG) from surface electrodes implanted in epilepsy patients (this dataset has been previously published)...
2018: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
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