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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911019/the-impact-and-measurement-of-social-dysfunction-in-late-life-depression-an-evaluation-of-current-methods-with-a-focus-on-wearable-technology
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Sophie Hodgetts, Peter Gallagher, Daniel Stow, I Nicol Ferrier, John T O'Brien
OBJECTIVE: Depression is known to negatively impact social functioning, with patients commonly reporting difficulties maintaining social relationships. Moreover, a large body of evidence suggests poor social functioning is not only present in depression but that social functioning is an important factor in illness course and outcome. In addition, good social relationships can play a protective role against the onset of depressive symptoms, particularly in late-life depression. However, the majority of research in this area has employed self-report measures of social function...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899165/cognitive-dysfunction-in-body-dysmorphic-disorder-new-implications-for-nosological-systems-and-neurobiological-models
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Kiri Jefferies-Sewell, Samuel R Chamberlain, Naomi A Fineberg, Keith R Laws
: Introduction Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a debilitating disorder, characterized by obsessions and compulsions relating specifically to perceived appearance, and which has been newly classified within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders grouping. Until now, little research has been conducted into the cognitive profile of this disorder. METHODS: Participants with BDD (n=12) and participants without BDD (n=16) were tested using a computerized neurocognitive battery investigating attentional set-shifting (Intra/Extra Dimensional Set Shift Task), decision-making (Cambridge Gamble Task), motor response-inhibition (Stop-Signal Reaction Time Task), and affective processing (Affective Go-No Go Task)...
November 30, 2016: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888531/fate-of-microglia-during-hiv-1-infection-from-activation-to-senescence
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REVIEW
Natalie C Chen, Andrea T Partridge, Christian Sell, Claudio Torres, Julio Martín-García
Microglia support productive human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection and disturbed microglial function could contribute to the development of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND). Better understanding of how HIV-1 infection and viral protein exposure modulate microglial function during the course of infection could lead to the identification of novel therapeutic targets for both the eradication of HIV-1 reservoir and treatment of neurocognitive deficits. This review first describes microglial origins and function in the normal central nervous system (CNS), and the changes that occur during aging...
November 26, 2016: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884217/from-neurocognition-to-community-participation-in-serious-mental-illness-the-intermediary-role-of-dysfunctional-attitudes-and-motivation
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E C Thomas, L Luther, L Zullo, A T Beck, P M Grant
BACKGROUND: Evidence for a relationship between neurocognition and functional outcome in important areas of community living is robust in serious mental illness research. Dysfunctional attitudes (defeatist performance beliefs and asocial beliefs) have been identified as intervening variables in this causal chain. This study seeks to expand upon previous research by longitudinally testing the link between neurocognition and community participation (i.e. time in community-based activity) through dysfunctional attitudes and motivation...
November 25, 2016: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881854/the-neural-and-computational-bases-of-semantic-cognition
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Matthew A Lambon Ralph, Elizabeth Jefferies, Karalyn Patterson, Timothy T Rogers
Semantic cognition refers to our ability to use, manipulate and generalize knowledge that is acquired over the lifespan to support innumerable verbal and non-verbal behaviours. This Review summarizes key findings and issues arising from a decade of research into the neurocognitive and neurocomputational underpinnings of this ability, leading to a new framework that we term controlled semantic cognition (CSC). CSC offers solutions to long-standing queries in philosophy and cognitive science, and yields a convergent framework for understanding the neural and computational bases of healthy semantic cognition and its dysfunction in brain disorders...
November 24, 2016: Nature Reviews. Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877044/increased-mir-132-level-is-associated-with-visual-memory-dysfunction-in-patients-with-depression
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Ye Liu, Xiao Yang, Liansheng Zhao, Jian Zhang, Tao Li, Xiaohong Ma
BACKGROUND: Impaired visual memory seems to be a core feature of depression, while increased microRNA-132 (miR-132) levels have been widely reported in depression patients. The authors aimed to explore the relationship between miR-132 changes and visual memory deficits in unmedicated patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 62 medication-free MDD patients and 73 matched healthy controls (HCs) were tested for miR-132 expression level in peripheral blood using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865998/intensive-ldl-cholesterol-lowering-therapy-and-neurocognitive-function
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REVIEW
Maciej Banach, Manfredi Rizzo, Dragana Nikolic, George Howard, VirginiaJ Howard, DimitriP Mikhailidis
The key lipid-lowering target is to achieve guideline-recommended low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels, usually by using statins. The new treatment strategies for lipid-lowering therapy include using proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors as an exciting approach to reduce residual risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). However, concerns about possible adverse effects, including neurocognitive disorders, were issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The current disputable evidence does not allow definite conclusions as to whether statins contribute to, or cause, clinically meaningful cognitive impairment...
November 16, 2016: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863321/cognitive-dysfunction-correlates-with-elevated-serum-s100b-concentration-in-drug-free-acutely-relapsed-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Song Chen, Li Tian, Nan Chen, Meihong Xiu, Zhiren Wang, Guigang Yang, Chuanyue Wang, Fude Yang, Yunlong Tan
S100B, a biomarker of glial dysfunction and blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption, has been proposed to be involved in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. In the present study, we aimed at exploring the association of serum S100B levels with cognitive deficits using MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery (MCCB) in schizophrenia, by excluding the impact of antipsychotics. Sixty-two unmedicated patients with schizophrenia during their acute phases were divided into a drug-naïve group (n=34) and a drug-free group (n=28)...
September 22, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859973/reorganization-of-brain-connectivity-in-obesity
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Paul Geha, Guillermo Cecchi, R Todd Constable, Chadi Abdallah, Dana M Small
Global brain connectivity (GBC) identifies regions of the brain, termed "hubs," which are densely connected and metabolically costly, and have a wide influence on brain function. Since obesity is associated with central and peripheral metabolic dysfunction we sought to determine if GBC is altered in obesity. Two independent fMRI data sets were subjected to GBC analyses. The first data set was acquired while participants (n = 15 healthy weight and 15 obese) tasted milkshake and the second with participants at rest (n = 33 healthy weight and 28 obese)...
November 16, 2016: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849158/neurological-injury-in-intermediate-risk-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Jonathon P Fanning, Allan J Wesley, Darren L Walters, Eamonn M Eeles, Adrian G Barnett, David G Platts, Andrew J Clarke, Andrew A Wong, Wendy E Strugnell, Cliona O'Sullivan, Oystein Tronstad, John F Fraser
BACKGROUND: The application of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) to intermediate-risk patients is a controversial issue. Of concern, neurological injury in this group remains poorly defined. Among high-risk and inoperable patients, subclinical injury is reported on average in 75% undergoing the procedure. Although this attendant risk may be acceptable in higher-risk patients, it may not be so in those of lower risk. METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty patients undergoing TAVI with the Edwards SAPIEN-XT(™) prosthesis were prospectively studied...
November 15, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837323/post-treatment-cognitive-dysfunction-in-women-treated-with-thyroidectomy-for-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Mi Sook Jung, Moira Visovatti
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to assess cognitive function in papillary thyroid cancer, one type of differentiated thyroid cancer, and to identify factors associated with cognitive dysfunction. METHODS: Korean women treated with papillary thyroid cancer post thyroidectomy (n = 90) and healthy women similar in age and educational level (n = 90) performed attention and working memory tests and completed self-report questionnaires on cognitive complaints, psychological distress, symptom distress, and cultural characteristics...
November 11, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834864/chronic-binge-alcohol-administration-dysregulates-hippocampal-genes-involved-in-immunity-and-neurogenesis-in-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-macaques
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John K Maxi, Matt Dean, Jovanny Zabaleta, Krzysztof Reiss, Gregory J Bagby, Steve Nelson, Peter J Winsauer, Francesca Peruzzi, Patricia E Molina
Alcohol use disorders (AUD) exacerbate neurocognitive dysfunction in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV+) patients. We have shown that chronic binge alcohol (CBA) administration (13-14 g EtOH/kg/wk) prior to and during simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) infection in rhesus macaques unmasks learning deficits in operant learning and memory tasks. The underlying mechanisms of neurocognitive alterations due to alcohol and SIV are not known. This exploratory study examined the CBA-induced differential expression of hippocampal genes in SIV-infected (CBA/SIV+; n = 2) macaques in contrast to those of sucrose administered, SIV-infected (SUC/SIV+; n = 2) macaques...
November 9, 2016: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833044/statins-prevent-cognitive-impairment-after-sepsis-by-reverting-neuroinflammation-and-microcirculatory-endothelial-dysfunction
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Patricia A Reis, Pedro C B Alexandre, Joana C D'Avila, Luciana D Siqueira, Barbara Antunes, Vanessa Estato, Eduardo V Tibiriça, Franck Verdonk, Tarek Sharshar, Fabrice Chrétien, Hugo C Castro-Faria-Neto, Fernando A Bozza
Acute brain dysfunction is a frequent condition in sepsis patients and is associated with increased mortality and long-term neurocognitive consequences. Impaired memory and executive function are common findings in sepsis survivors. Although neuroinflammation and blood-brain barrier dysfunction have been associated with acute brain dysfunction and its consequences, no specific treatments are available that prevent cognitive impairment after sepsis. Experimental sepsis was induced in Swiss Webster mice by intraperitoneal injection of cecal material (5 mg/kg, 500 μL)...
November 7, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832551/anaesthetic-implications-of-the-changing-management-of-patients-with-mucopolysaccharidosis
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H A Hack, Rwm Walker, P Gardiner
The mucopolysaccharidoses are a group of inherited metabolic disorders that are renowned for presenting clinical problems, particularly related to cardiac, airway, and skeletal abnormalities, in children during anaesthesia. The changing clinical management of the mucopolysaccharidoses can be described in three phases. An initial phase of accumulation and dissemination of knowledge about the management of this rare disease with a growing recognition that untreated Hurler syndrome and more severe forms of other phenotypes such as Hunter syndrome and Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome were associated with severe complications under anaesthesia...
November 2016: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824360/association-of-atp6v1b2-rs1106634-with-lifetime-risk-of-depression-and-hippocampal-neurocognitive-deficits-possible-novel-mechanisms-in-the-etiopathology-of-depression
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X Gonda, N Eszlari, I M Anderson, J F W Deakin, G Bagdy, G Juhasz
Current understanding and treatment of depression is limited to the monoaminergic theory with little knowledge of the involvement of other cellular processes. Genome-wide association studies, however, implicate several novel single-nucleotide polymorphisms with weak but replicable effects and unclarified mechanisms. We investigated the effect of rs1106634 of the ATPV1B2 gene encoding the vacuolar H+ATPase on lifetime and current depression and the possible mediating role of neuroticism by logistic and linear regression in a white European general sample of 2226 subjects...
November 8, 2016: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822212/systemic-hmgb1-neutralization-prevents-postoperative-neurocognitive-dysfunction-in-aged-rats
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Niccolò Terrando, Ting Yang, Xueqin Wang, Jiakai Fang, Mengya Cao, Ulf Andersson, Harris Helena Erlandsson, Wen Ouyang, Jianbin Tong
Postoperative neurocognitive disorders are common complications in elderly patients following surgery or critical illness. High mobility group box 1 protein (HMGB1) is rapidly released after tissue trauma and critically involved in response to sterile injury. Herein, we assessed the role of HMGB1 after liver surgery in aged rats and explored the therapeutic potential of a neutralizing anti-HMGB1 monoclonal antibody in a clinically relevant model of postoperative neurocognitive disorders. Nineteen to twenty-two months Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned as: (1) control with saline; (2) surgery, a partial hepatolobectomy under sevoflurane anesthesia and analgesia, + immunoglobulin G as control antibody; (3) surgery + anti-HMGB1...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822047/a-pilot-study-of-cognitive-training-with-and-without-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-to-improve-cognition-in-older-persons-with-hiv-related-cognitive-impairment
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Raymond L Ownby, Amarilis Acevedo
BACKGROUND: In spite of treatment advances, HIV infection is associated with cognitive deficits. This is even more important as many persons with HIV infection age and experience age-related cognitive impairments. Both computer-based cognitive training and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) have shown promise as interventions to improve cognitive function. In this study, we investigate the acceptability and efficacy of cognitive training with and without tDCS in older persons with HIV...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810935/disruption-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-signaling-in-sim1-neurons-reduces-physiological-and-behavioral-reactivity-to-acute-and-chronic-stress
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Sriparna Ghosal, Amy E B Packard, Parinaz Mahbod, Jessica M McKlveen, Randy J Seeley, Brent Myers, Yvonne Ulrich-Lai, Eric P Smith, David A D'Alessio, James P Herman
Organismal stress initiates a tightly orchestrated set of responses involving complex physiological and neurocognitive systems. Here, we present evidence for glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) mediated paraventricular hypothalamic circuit coordinating the global stress response. The GLP-1 receptor (Glp1r) in mice was knocked down in neurons expressing single-minded 1 (Sim1), a transcription factor abundantly expressed in the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus. Mice with Sim1-mediated Glp1r knockdown had reduced hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis responses to both acute and chronic stress and were protected against weight loss associated with chronic stress...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810186/cortical-afferent-inhibition-reflects-cognitive-impairment-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-a-tms-study
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Raffaele Nardone, Jürgen Bergmann, Francesco Brigo, Yvonne Höller, Kerstin Schwenker, Cristina Florea, Alexander B Kunz, Stefan Golaszewski, Eugen Trinka
OBJECTIVES: Patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) show neurocognitive impairment, but the exact mechanisms that cause cognitive dysfunctions remain unknown. The cholinergic system is known to play a key role in all attentional processes and cognitive functions. A transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) protocol may give direct information about the function of some cholinergic circuits in the human brain; this technique relies on short latency afferent inhibition (SAI) of the motor cortex...
August 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806157/association-of-neurocognition-with-transition-to-psychosis-baseline-functioning-in-the-second-phase-of-the-north-american-prodrome-longitudinal-study
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Larry J Seidman, Daniel I Shapiro, William S Stone, Kristen A Woodberry, Ashley Ronzio, Barbara A Cornblatt, Jean Addington, Carrie E Bearden, Kristin S Cadenhead, Tyrone D Cannon, Daniel H Mathalon, Thomas H McGlashan, Diana O Perkins, Ming T Tsuang, Elaine F Walker, Scott W Woods
Importance: Neurocognition is a central characteristic of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Identifying the pattern and severity of neurocognitive functioning during the "near-psychotic," clinical high-risk (CHR) state of psychosis is necessary to develop accurate risk factors for psychosis and more effective and potentially preventive treatments. Objectives: To identify core neurocognitive dysfunctions associated with the CHR phase, measure the ability of neurocognitive tests to predict transition to psychosis, and determine if neurocognitive deficits are robust or explained by potential confounders...
November 2, 2016: JAMA Psychiatry
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