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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634266/30-years-of-the-mineralocorticoid-receptor-the-brain-mineralocorticoid-receptor-a-saga-in-three-episodes
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REVIEW
Marian Joëls, E Ronald de Kloet
In 1968, Bruce McEwen discovered that (3)H-corticosterone administered to adrenalectomised rats is retained in neurons of hippocampus rather than those of hypothalamus. This discovery signalled the expansion of endocrinology into the science of higher brain regions. With this in mind, our contribution highlights the saga of the brain mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) in three episodes. First, the precloning era dominated by the conundrum of two types of corticosterone-binding receptors in the brain, which led to the identification of the high-affinity corticosterone receptor as the 'promiscuous' MR cloned in 1987 by Jeff Arriza and Ron Evans in addition to the classical glucocorticoid receptor (GR)...
July 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633562/advances-in-imaging-brain-metabolism
#2
Fahmeed Hyder, Douglas L Rothman
Metabolism is central to neuroimaging because it can reveal pathways by which neuronal and glial cells use nutrients to fuel their growth and function. We focus on advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) methods used in brain metabolic studies. (17)O-MRS and (31)P-MRS, respectively, provide rates of oxygen use and ATP synthesis inside mitochondria, whereas (19)F-MRS enables measurement of cytosolic glucose metabolism. Calibrated functional MRI (fMRI), an advanced form of fMRI that uses contrast generated by deoxyhemoglobin, provides maps of oxygen use that track neuronal firing across brain regions...
June 21, 2017: Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627225/the-relationships-between-bnp-and-neurocardiac-injury-severity-noninvasive-cardiac-output-and-outcomes-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#3
Amber McAteer, Marilyn Hravnak, Yuefang Chang, Elizabeth A Crago, Matthew J Gallek, Khalil M Yousef
INTRODUCTION: Neurocardiac injury, a type of myocardial dysfunction associated with neurological insult to the brain, occurs in 31-48% of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) patients. Cardiac troponin I (cTnI) is commonly used to diagnose neurocardiac injury. Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), another cardiac marker, is more often used to evaluate degree of heart failure. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between BNP and (a) neurocardiac injury severity according to cTnI, (b) noninvasive continuous cardiac output (NCCO), and (c) outcomes in aSAH patients...
January 1, 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621826/cerebral-metabolic-alterations-and-cognitive-dysfunction-in-children-with-chronic-kidney-disease-using-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-and-wechsler-intelligence-scale
#4
Doaa Mohammed Youssef, Ahmed Hosny Mohamed, Wafaa Mahmoud Kamel Attia, Faten Fawzy Mohammad, Nelly Rafaat Abd El Fatah, Amal Saeed Elshal
BACKGROUND: Many studies described Impaired intelligence, attention, memory and executive function in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) dialyzed and non-dialyzed, but there is still lacking the early and sensitive method of detection of these deficits. The purpose of this study is to investigate relation between the brain metabolic alteration [measured by magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)] and cognitive dysfunction in CKD children (detected by psychometric analysis). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: One hundred and forty patients with CKD were included [ 40 patients with stage 5 CKD on dialysis, 30 patients with stage 4 to 5 CKD without dialysis, and 70 patients with stage 1 to 3 CKD]...
June 16, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621205/neurocognitive-dysfunction-in-children-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major-psychometric-neurophysiologic-and-radiologic-evaluation
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M S Elalfy, R H Aly, H Azzam, K Aboelftouh, R H Shatla, M Tarif, M Abdatty, R M Elsayed
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of iron chelating drugs and serum ferritin on the neurocognitive functions of patients with β thalassemia major (β-TM), using psychometric, neurophysiologic and radiologic tests. METHODS: Eighty children with β-TM were enrolled into the study and were compared to 40 healthy controls. All participants were evaluated by measuring serum ferritin, neurocognitive assessment by Benton Visual Retention Test, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Wisconsin Card Sort Test, P300 and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)...
June 16, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619605/the-prognostic-value-of-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-in-term-newborns-treated-with-therapeutic-hypothermia-following-asphyxia
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Paul E Sijens, Katharina Wischniowsky, Hendrik J Ter Horst
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to correlate brain metabolism assessed shortly after therapeutic hyperthermia by (1)H magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), with neurodevelopmental outcome. METHODS: At the age of 6.0±1.8days, brain metabolites of 35 term asphyxiated newborns, treated with therapeutic hypothermia, were quantified by multivoxel proton MRS of a volume cranial to the corpus callosum, containing both gray and white matter. At the age of 30months the Bayley Scale of Infant Development-III was performed...
June 12, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612130/acute-brain-diseases-as-triggers-for-stress-cardiomyopathy-clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes
#7
Deena M Nasr, Sara Tomasini, Abhiram Prasad, Alejandro A Rabinstein
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with neurogenic stress cardiomyopathy (NSC) among patients admitted to our neuroscience intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS: Following institutional review board approval, consecutive adult patients admitted to the NICU between 2009 and 2013 with definite and possible NSC were included. Data on patient demographics, baseline clinical information, cardiac function, and laboratory values were collected...
June 13, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611594/overexpression-of-mineralocorticoid-receptors-in-the-mouse-forebrain-partly-alleviates-the-effects-of-chronic-early-life-stress-on-spatial-memory-neurogenesis-and-synaptic-function-in-the-dentate-gyrus
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Sofia Kanatsou, Henk Karst, Despoina Kortesidou, Rachelle A van den Akker, Jan den Blaauwen, Anjanette P Harris, Jonathan R Seckl, Harm J Krugers, Marian Joels
Evidence from human studies suggests that high expression of brain mineralocorticoid receptors (MR) may promote resilience against negative consequences of stress exposure, including childhood trauma. We examined, in mice, whether brain MR overexpression can alleviate the effects of chronic early life stress (ELS) on contextual memory formation under low and high stress conditions, and neurogenesis and synaptic function of dentate gyrus granular cells. Male mice were exposed to ELS by housing the dam with limited nesting and bedding material from postnatal day (PND) 2 to 9...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611513/brain-changes-detected-by-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-spectroscopy-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
#9
REVIEW
Kun Lv, Yi-Hong Fan, Li Xu, Mao-Sheng Xu
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic, non-specific granulomatous inflammatory disorder that commonly affects the small intestine and is a phenotype of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). CD is prone to relapse, and its incidence displays a persistent increase in developing countries. However, the pathogenesis of CD is poorly understood, with some studies emphasizing the link between CD and the intestinal microbiota. Specifically, studies point to the brain-gut-enteric microbiota axis as a key player in the occurrence and development of CD...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606476/vitamin-d-supplement-ameliorates-hippocampal-metabolism-in-diabetic-rats
#10
Feng Guo, Hao Yue, Lei Wang, Chenzhao Ding, Lina Wu, Yang Wu, Fabao Gao, Guijun Qin
Vitamin D deficiency induced by diabetes mellitus is tightly associated with neurodegenerative diseases, but the mechanism is still unknown. Endoplasmic reticulum stress (ER stress) is involved in hippocampal lesion and promote diabetic neuropathy, so we focus on the effects of 1, 25-dihydroxy vitamin D3 on ER stress in hippocampus of diabetic rats. Streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats were administrated with different doses of vitamin D and divided into 3 groups: high, low, and blank, compared to wild-type rats which were received the same treatment...
June 9, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603480/how-energy-metabolism-supports-cerebral-function-insights-from-13-c-magnetic-resonance-studies-in-vivo
#11
REVIEW
Sarah Sonnay, Rolf Gruetter, João M N Duarte
Cerebral function is associated with exceptionally high metabolic activity, and requires continuous supply of oxygen and nutrients from the blood stream. Since the mid-twentieth century the idea that brain energy metabolism is coupled to neuronal activity has emerged, and a number of studies supported this hypothesis. Moreover, brain energy metabolism was demonstrated to be compartmentalized in neurons and astrocytes, and astrocytic glycolysis was proposed to serve the energetic demands of glutamatergic activity...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601294/the-c-abl-inhibitor-nilotinib-as-a-potential-therapeutic-agent-for-chronic-cerebellar-ataxia
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Woo-Jin Lee, Jangsup Moon, Tae-Joon Kim, Jin-Sun Jun, Han Sang Lee, Young Jin Ryu, Soon-Tae Lee, Keun-Hwa Jung, Kyung-Il Park, Ki-Young Jung, Manho Kim, Sang Kun Lee, Kon Chu
Nilotinib is a potent inhibitor of tyrosine kinase BCR-ABL that penetrates the blood-brain barrier. To evaluate the effect of nilotinib in chronic cerebellar ataxia, twelve patients with chronic cerebellar ataxia nonresponsive to other treatment options (modified Rankin scale [mRS] scores: >2) and received nilotinib therapy (daily doses: 150-300mg) for >4 (range 5-16) weeks were reviewed. At follow-up, improved mRS scores were found in 7/12 (58.3%) patients and favorable mRS scores (≤2) were found in 6/12 (50...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600483/extending-the-indications-for-transvenous-approach-embolization-for-superficial-brain-arteriovenous-malformations
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Dinark Conceição Viana, Luis Henrique de Castro-Afonso, Guilherme Seizem Nakiri, Lucas Moretti Monsignore, Felipe Padovani Trivelato, Oscar Benedicto Colli, Daniel Giansante Abud
INTRODUCTION: Transarterial embolization is the standard endovascular treatment strategy for intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). The transvenous approach has been indicated for the embolization of deep AVMs meeting a set of strict eligibility criteria. The present study aims to assess the safety and efficacy of the transvenous approach for superficial AVMs. METHODS: A retrospective series of 12 patients presenting with cortical AVMs were treated by endovascular embolization using a transvenous approach with a curative intent...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596547/echo-planar-j-resolved-spectroscopic-imaging-using-dual-read-outs-implementation-and-quantitation-of-human-brain-metabolites
#14
Manoj K Sarma, Rajakumar Nagarajan, Zohaib Iqbal, Paul M Macey, M Albert Thomas
Attempts have been made to reduce the total scan time in multi-dimensional J-resolved spectroscopic imaging (JRESI) using an echo-planar (EP) readout gradient, but acquisition duration remains a limitation for routine clinical use in the brain. We present here a significant acceleration achieved with a 4D EP-JRESI sequence that collects dual phase encoded lines within a single repetition time (TR) using two bipolar read-out trains. The performance and reliability of this novel 4D sequence, called Multi-Echo based Echo-Planar J-resolved Spectroscopic Imaging (ME-EP-JRESI), was evaluated in 10 healthy controls and a brain phantom using a 3 T MRI/MRS scanner...
June 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594795/-assessing-efficacy-of-carotid-endarterectomy-by-means-of-intraoperative-flowmetry
#15
V A Luk'ianchikov, A S Tokarev, N A Polunina, O Iu Nakhabin, E V Udodov, V A Dalibaldian, A V Sytnik, V V Krylov
AIM: The study was aimed at determining volumetric blood flow velocity (VBFV) through the internal carotid artery (ICA) and assessing functional outcomes of treatment of patients, taking into consideration the dynamics of VBFV before and after the operation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study comprised a total of 53 patients subjected to examination of VBFV through the ICA before and after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) assessed by means of flowmetry. Neurological deficit was evaluated by means of the NIHS Scale (the M NIHSS prior to operation equalling 2...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593628/outcome-of-microsurgical-revascularization-in-patients-with-moyamoya-disease-first-report-from-iranian-population
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Abdolkarim Rahmanian, Mohammad Sadehgh Masoudi, Fariborz Ghaffarpasand, Mohammad Hossein Ashraf, Ehsanali Alibai
AIM: The aim of this study was to report the outcome of microsurgical revascularization in patients with moyamoya disease in Southern Iran. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Southern Iran during a 7-year period from 2009 to 2016. All the patients with moyamoya disease (confirmed with digital substraction angiography) who underwent microsurgical revascularization (extracranial-intracranial bypass or synangiosis) were included. All the patients were followed for at least 1 year and the outcome was measured using Glasgow outcome scale (GOS) and modified Rankin scale (MRS)...
May 7, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589753/evaluating-the-gray-and-white-matter-energy-budgets-of-human-brain-function
#17
Yuguo Yu, Peter Herman, Douglas L Rothman, Divyansh Agarwal, Fahmeed Hyder
The insatiable appetite for energy to support human brain function is mainly supplied by glucose oxidation (CMRglc(ox)). But how much energy is consumed for signaling and nonsignaling processes in gray/white matter is highly debated. We examined this issue by combining metabolic measurements of gray/white matter and a theoretical calculation of bottom-up energy budget using biophysical properties of neuronal/glial cells in conjunction with species-exclusive electrophysiological and morphological data. We calculated a CMRglc(ox)-derived budget and confirmed it with experimental results measured by PET, autoradiography, (13)C-MRS, and electrophysiology...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585933/neuroimaging-studies-of-gaba-in-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
A Egerton, G Modinos, D Ferrera, P McGuire
Data from animal models and from postmortem studies suggest that schizophrenia is associated with brain GABAergic dysfunction. The extent to which this is reflected in data from in vivo studies of GABA function in schizophrenia is unclear. The Medline database was searched to identify articles published until 21 October 2016. The search terms included GABA, proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS), positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), schizophrenia and psychosis...
June 6, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585592/magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-and-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopic-imaging-in-cerebral-autosomal-dominant-arteriopathy-with-subcortical-infarcts-and-leukoencephalopathy-a-literature-review
#19
Ali Sibtain Farooq Sheikh, Mona Adel Mohamed
This review focuses on the current literature directed towards the brain metabolite findings in Cerebral Autosomal-Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) disease using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI). Using search terms "metabolites", "spectroscopy", and "CADASIL", six articles were found on PubMed database, Scopus and Google Scholar. Changes in metabolites concentrations and relative ratios (RR) were found not only in abnormal but also in normal-appearing brain regions...
June 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582545/stereotactic-catheter-ventriculocisternostomy-for-clearance-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-patients-with-coiled-aneurysms
#20
Roland Roelz, Christian Scheiwe, Horst Urbach, Volker A Coenen, Peter Reinacher
BACKGROUND: Cerebral vasospasm leading to delayed cerebral infarction (DCI) is a central source of poor outcome in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Current treatments of cerebral vasospasm are insufficient. Cisternal blood clearance is a promising treatment option. However, a generally applicable, safe, and effective method to access the cisterns of the brain is lacking. OBJECTIVE: To report on stereotactic catheter ventriculocisternostomy (STX-VCS) as a method to access the cisterns of the brain for clearance of subarachnoid hemorrhage in patients with aSAH and coiled aneurysms...
June 3, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
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