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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632466/neuropsychological-profiles-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#1
Kristine Stadskleiv, Reidun Jahnsen, Guro L Andersen, Stephen von Tetzchner
PURPOSE: To explore factors contributing to variability in cognitive functioning in children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD: A geographical cohort of 70 children with CP was assessed with tests of language comprehension, visual-spatial reasoning, attention, working memory, memory, and executive functioning. Mean age was 9;9 years (range 5;1-17;7), 54.3% were girls, and 50.0% had hemiplegic, 25.7% diplegic, 12.9% quadriplegic, and 11.4% dyskinetic CP. For the participants with severe motor impairments, assessments were adapted for gaze pointing...
February 21, 2017: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622418/severe-apparently-isolated-fetal-ventriculomegaly-and-neurodevelopmental-outcome
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Mathilde Letouzey, Alexandra Chadie, Marie Brasseur-Daudruy, François Proust, Eric Verspyck, Pascal Boileau, Stéphane Marret
OBJECTIVE: To assess the neurodevelopmental outcome of children with a prenatal diagnosis of apparently isolated severe ventriculomegaly (SVM). METHOD: Retrospective cohort study from 1994 to 2011. We included fetuses with unilateral or bilateral ventriculomegaly equal to or greater than 15 mm at prenatal ultrasound and confirmed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging, whose parents chose continuation of pregnancy past 22 weeks, and with no associated findings at diagnosis (i...
June 16, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615047/sensitivity-to-sevoflurane-anesthesia-is-decreased-in-mice-with-a-congenital-deletion-of-guanylyl-cyclase-1-alpha
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Yasuko Nagasaka, Martin Wepler, Robrecht Thoonen, Patrick Y Sips, Kaitlin Allen, Jan A Graw, Vincent Yao, Sara M Burns, Stefan Muenster, Peter Brouckaert, Keith Miller, Ken Solt, Emmanuel S Buys, Fumito Ichinose, Warren M Zapol
BACKGROUND: Volatile anesthetics increase levels of the neurotransmitter nitric oxide (NO) and the secondary messenger molecule cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) in the brain. NO activates the enzyme guanylyl cyclase (GC) to produce cGMP. We hypothesized that the NO-GC-cGMP pathway contributes to anesthesia-induced unconsciousness. METHODS: Sevoflurane-induced loss and return of righting reflex (LORR and RORR, respectively) were studied in wild-type mice (WT) and in mice congenitally deficient in the GC-1α subunit (GC-1(-/-) mice)...
June 14, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600679/resting-state-bold-oscillation-frequency-predicts-vigilance-task-performance-at-both-normal-and-high-environmental-temperatures
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Xiaopeng Song, Shaowen Qian, Kai Liu, Shuqin Zhou, Huaiqiu Zhu, Qihong Zou, Yijun Liu, Gang Sun, Jia-Hong Gao
Hyperthermia may impair vigilance functions and lead to slower reaction times (RTs) in the psychomotor vigilance task (PVT) and possibly disturbing cerebral hemodynamic rhythms. To test these hypotheses, we acquired the resting-state BOLD and cerebral blood flow (CBF) data, as well as PVTRTs from 15 participants in two simulated environmental thermal conditions (50 °C/25 °C). We adopted a data-driven method, frequency component analysis, to quantify the mean frequency of the BOLD series of each voxel. Across-subject correlation analysis was employed to detect the brain areas whose BOLD oscillation frequency was correlated with the RTs...
June 9, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599331/-the-aging-retina-in-the-context-of-cerebral-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Michael R R Böhm, Solon Thanos
Background Neurodegenerative diseases (ND) consist of divers affections of the central nervous system related to etiology, localization, and of course of the disease. Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related dementias are best investigated together with socioeconomic conditions and play an important role in its high prevalence. This work will present ND diseases in the context of analogous retinal degeneration mechanisms and ophthalmological diseases. Methods Based on epidemiological data, the current neurological bibliography of ND has been considered...
June 9, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591477/reduced-glucose-metabolism-in-neocortical-network-nodes-remote-from-hypothalamic-hamartomas-reflects-cognitive-impairment
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Kathrin Wagner, Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, Horst Urbach, Michael Trippel, Timo S Spehl, Franziska Buschmann, Birgitta Metternich, Isabell Ofer, Philipp T Meyer, Lars Frings
The clinical appearance of patients with hypothalamic hamartomas is very heterogeneous, and interindividual variability of intellectual abilities is not completely understood. We retrospectively investigated cerebral dysfunction as indicated by reduced regional glucose metabolism in 29 patients (age range 7-49 years) with epilepsy due to hypothalamic hamartomas. Brain metabolism assessed by [(18) F]FDG-PET was compared between patients with and without cognitive impairment controlled for unevenly distributed hamartoma lateralization seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
June 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578467/demonstration-of-impaired-neurovascular-coupling-responses-in-tg2576-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease-using-functional-laser-speckle-contrast-imaging
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Stefano Tarantini, Gabor A Fulop, Tamas Kiss, Eszter Farkas, Dániel Zölei-Szénási, Veronica Galvan, Peter Toth, Anna Csiszar, Zoltan Ungvari, Andriy Yabluchanskiy
Increasing evidence from epidemiological, clinical, and experimental studies indicates that cerebromicrovascular dysfunction and microcirculatory damage play critical roles in the pathogenesis of many types of dementia in the elderly, including both vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) and Alzheimer's disease. Vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID) include impairment of neurovascular coupling responses/functional hyperemia ("neurovascular uncoupling"). Due to the growing interest in understanding and pharmacologically targeting pathophysiological mechanisms of VCID, there is an increasing need for sensitive, easy-to-establish methods to assess neurovascular coupling responses...
June 3, 2017: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574044/-autotransplantation-of-the-internal-carotid-artery-in-patients-with-high-localization-of-an-atherosclerotic-plaque
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E V Rosseĭkin, A B Voevodin, D A Radzhabov, V V Bazylev
Acute and chronic cerebral circulatory impairment is a very commonly encountered type of neurological diseases, annually affecting more than six million people worldwide. The absolute majority of all cases are associated with atherosclerosis of cerebral arteries. Surgical intervention in a stenotic lesion of the internal carotid artery (ICA) is a method of preventive treatment with confirmed efficacy. Eversion carotid endarterectomy (ECEA) is currently the most commonly used 'open' operation for this cohort of patients...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562079/improved-visual-acuity-after-microsurgical-clipping-of-a-symptomatic-anterior-cerebral-artery-aneurysm-case-report
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Fatih Arcan, Andreas W Unterberg, Klaus Zweckberger
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic aneurysms of the anterior cerebral artery causing visual impairments are rare and preponderantly lacking in the literature. It is further under discussion, whether operative clipping or endovascular coiling might be superior in order to achieve visual recovery. We therefore present a case of a patient with progressive visual loss caused by an aneurysm of the right A1-A2 segment compressing the ipsilateral optic nerve. METHODS: A 57-year-old woman was admitted to our neurosurgical department with visual impairment of the right eye...
May 31, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560333/learning-to-read-alters-cortico-subcortical-cross-talk-in-the-visual-system-of-illiterates
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Michael A Skeide, Uttam Kumar, Ramesh K Mishra, Viveka N Tripathi, Anupam Guleria, Jay P Singh, Frank Eisner, Falk Huettig
Learning to read is known to result in a reorganization of the developing cerebral cortex. In this longitudinal resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging study in illiterate adults, we show that only 6 months of literacy training can lead to neuroplastic changes in the mature brain. We observed that literacy-induced neuroplasticity is not confined to the cortex but increases the functional connectivity between the occipital lobe and subcortical areas in the midbrain and the thalamus. Individual rates of connectivity increase were significantly related to the individual decoding skill gains...
May 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560239/image-reconstruction-of-oxidized-cerebral-cytochrome-c-oxidase-changes-from-broadband-near-infrared-spectroscopy-data
#11
Sabrina Brigadoi, Phong Phan, David Highton, Samuel Powell, Robert J Cooper, Jeremy Hebden, Martin Smith, Ilias Tachtsidis, Clare E Elwell, Adam P Gibson
In diffuse optical tomography (DOT), overlapping and multidistance measurements are required to reconstruct depth-resolved images of oxy- ([Formula: see text]) and deoxy- (HHb) hemoglobin concentration changes occurring in the brain. These can be considered an indirect measure of brain activity, under the assumption of intact neurovascular coupling. Broadband systems also allow changes in the redox state of cytochrome c oxidase (oxCCO) to be measured, which can be an important biomarker when neurovascular coupling is impaired...
April 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560150/amyloid-positron-emission-tomography-in-sporadic-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-a-systematic-critical-update
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REVIEW
Karim Farid, Andreas Charidimou, Jean-Claude Baron
Sporadic cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is a very common small vessel disease of the brain, showing preferential and progressive amyloid-βdeposition in the wall of small arterioles and capillaries of the leptomeninges and cerebral cortex. CAA now encompasses not only a specific cerebrovascular pathological trait, but also different clinical syndromes - including spontaneous lobar intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH), dementia and 'amyloid spells' - an expanding spectrum of brain parenchymal MRI lesions and a set of diagnostic criteria - the Boston criteria, which have resulted in increasingly detecting CAA during life...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557760/prophylactic-early-erythropoietin-for-neuroprotection-in-preterm-infants-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Hendrik S Fischer, Nora J Reibel, Christoph Bührer, Christof Dame
CONTEXT: Recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) is a promising pharmacological agent for neuroprotection in neonates. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether prophylactic rhEPO administration in very preterm infants improves neurodevelopmental outcomes in a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). DATA SOURCES: Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were searched in December 2016 and complemented by other sources...
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556242/cerebral-compensation-during-motor-function-in-friedreich-ataxia-the-image-frda-study
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Ian H Harding, Louise A Corben, Martin B Delatycki, Monique R Stagnitti, Elsdon Storey, Gary F Egan, Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis
BACKGROUND: Friedreich ataxia is characterized by progressive motor incoordination that is linked to peripheral, spinal, and cerebellar neuropathology. Cerebral abnormalities are also reported in Friedreich ataxia, but their role in disease expression remains unclear. METHODS: In this cross-sectional functional magnetic resonance imaging study, 25 individuals with Friedreich ataxia and 33 healthy controls performed simple (self-paced single-finger) and complex (visually cued multifinger) tapping tasks to respectively gauge basic and attentionally demanding motor behavior...
May 27, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555382/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-self-reported-physical-and-mental-disorders-among-adults-with-hearing-loss-in-denmark-a-national-survey
#15
Jesper Dammeyer, Madeleine Chapman
PURPOSE: Existing research shows that people with hearing loss have a high risk of additional physical and mental disorders. However, only a few population-based studies have been conducted. This study assesses the prevalence and characteristics of additional disorders among adults with hearing loss in Denmark and thereby contributes a population-based study to this area of research. METHOD: Data on self-reported physical and mental disorders from a national survey of 772 adults with hearing loss were compared to corresponding data from a national survey of 18,017 adults from the general population...
May 29, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536070/cotinine-improves-visual-recognition-memory-and-decreases-cortical-tau-phosphorylation-in-the-tg6799-mice
#16
J Alex Grizzell, Sagar Patel, George E Barreto, Valentina Echeverria
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is associated with the progressive aggregation of hyperphosphorylated forms of the microtubule associated protein Tau in the central nervous system. Cotinine, the main metabolite of nicotine, reduced working memory deficits, synaptic loss, and amyloid β peptide aggregation into oligomers and plaques as well as inhibited the cerebral Tau kinase, glycogen synthase 3β (GSK3β) in the transgenic (Tg)6799 (5XFAD) mice. In this study, the effect of cotinine on visual recognition memory and cortical Tau phosphorylation at the GSK3β sites Serine (Ser)-396/Ser-404 and phospho-CREB were investigated in the Tg6799 and non-transgenic (NT) littermate mice...
May 20, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511918/molecular-imaging-of-serotonin-degeneration-in-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Gwenn S Smith, Frederick S Barrett, Jin Hui Joo, Najlla Nassery, Alena Savonenko, Devin J Sodums, Christopher M Marano, Cynthia A Munro, Jason Brandt, Michael A Kraut, Yun Zhou, Dean F Wong, Clifford I Workman
Neuropathological and neuroimaging studies have consistently demonstrated degeneration of monoamine systems, especially the serotonin system, in normal aging and Alzheimer's disease. The evidence for degeneration of the serotonin system in mild cognitive impairment is limited. Thus, the goal of the present study was to measure the serotonin transporter in vivo in mild cognitive impairment and healthy controls. The serotonin transporter is a selective marker of serotonin terminals and of the integrity of serotonin projections to cortical, subcortical and limbic regions and is found in high concentrations in the serotonergic cell bodies of origin of these projections (raphe nuclei)...
May 13, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465303/epidemiology-of-blindness-in-children
#18
REVIEW
Ameenat Lola Solebo, Lucinda Teoh, Jugnoo Rahi
An estimated 14 million of the world's children are blind. A blind child is more likely to live in socioeconomic deprivation, to be more frequently hospitalised during childhood and to die in childhood than a child not living with blindness. This update of a previous review on childhood visual impairment focuses on emerging therapies for children with severe visual disability (severe visual impairment and blindness or SVI/BL).For children in higher income countries, cerebral visual impairment and optic nerve anomalies remain the most common causes of SVI/BL, while retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and cataract are now the most common avoidable causes...
May 2, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463704/recovery-of-orthographic-processing-after-stroke-a%C3%A2-longitudinal-fmri-study
#19
Jeremy Purcell, Rajani Sebastian, Richard Leigh, Samson Jarso, Cameron Davis, Joseph Posner, Amy Wright, Argye E Hillis
An intact orthographic processing system is critical for normal reading and spelling. Here we investigate the neural changes associated with impairment and subsequent recovery of the orthographic lexical processing system in an individual with an ischemic left posterior cerebral artery (PCA) stroke. This work describes a longitudinal case study of a patient, whose initials are MMY, with impairments in orthographic lexical processing for reading and spelling at stroke onset, and who recovered these skills within 1 year post stroke...
April 8, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455541/review-of-management-and-morbidity-of-pediatric-craniopharyngioma-patients-in-a-low-middle-income-country-a-12-year-experience
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Nisreen Amayiri, Maisa Swaidan, Yocoub Yousef, Hadeel Halalsheh, Ramiz Abu-Hijlih, Sima Kalaldeh, Maha Barbar, Maher Elayyan, Nesreen Faqih, Maysa Al-Hussaini, Mustafa Mehyar, Ute Bartels, James Drake, Awni Musharbash, Eric Bouffet
BACKGROUND: Management of craniopharyngioma in children is challenging, and their quality of life can be significantly affected. Series describing this from low-middle income countries (LMIC) are few. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study provides a retrospective chart review of pediatric patients <18 years old, diagnosed with craniopharyngioma between 2003 and 2014, and treated at King Hussein Cancer Center, Jordan. RESULTS: Twenty-four patients (12 males) were identified...
April 28, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
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