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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325648/role-of-bromocriptine-in-multi-spectral-manifestations-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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Sunil Munakomi, Binod Bhattarai, Bijoy Mohan Kumar
PURPOSE: Despite the prevalence and cost of traumatic brain injury related disabilities, there is paucity in the literature on modern approaches to pharmacotherapy. Medications may promote recovery by enhancing some neurological functions without impacting others. Herein we discussed the role of bromocriptine in neurorehabilitation for patients with traumatic brain injury. METHODS: A cohort comprising of 36 selective nonsurgical cases of traumatic brain injury in minimally conscious state were enrolled in the study...
February 21, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322893/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-safety-evaluation-of-nephure%C3%A2
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Helena Cowley, Qin Yan, Lee Koetzner, Laurie Dolan, Erik Nordwald, Aaron B Cowley
Nephure™ is a proprietary oxalate decarboxylase (OxDC) enzyme being developed as a food ingredient. In this study, the safety of Nephure™ was evaluated in a bacterial mutagenicity assay and in a sub-chronic (13-week) oral toxicity study in rats. Nephure™ did not show any mutagenic properties in the mutagenicity assay. In the 13-week sub-chronic oral toxicity study in which 10 Sprague Dawley rats per sex were administered 0, 118, 235 and 475 mg/kg bw/day (8260, 16450 and 33,250 Units/kg bw/day, respectively) of Nephure™ by gavage, male and female rats did not show any test article-related clinical observations or effects on body weight, body weight gain, food consumption, food efficiency, ophthalmology, functional observational battery parameters or motor activity...
March 18, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319880/the-importance-of-the-reproducibility-of-oropharyngeal-swallowing-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-an-electrophysiological-study
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G Cosentino, E Alfonsi, L Mainardi, E Alvisi, F Brighina, F Valentino, B Fierro, G Sandrini, G Bertino, M Berlangieri, R De Icco, M Fresia, A Moglia
OBJECTIVE: To investigate electrophysiologically the reproducibility of oropharyngeal swallowing in patients with ALS. METHODS: We enrolled 26 ALS patients, both with and without clinical signs of dysphagia, and 30 age-matched controls. The reproducibility of the electrophysiological signals related to the oral phase (electromyographic activity of the submental/suprahyoid muscles) and the pharyngeal phase (laryngeal-pharyngeal mechanogram) of swallowing across repeated swallows was assessed...
February 20, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315465/early-preclinical-evaluation-of-dihydropyrimidin-thi-ones-as-potential-anticonvulsant-drug-candidates
#4
Mariana Matias, Gonçalo Campos, Samuel Silvestre, Amílcar Falcão, Gilberto Alves
Although significant advances are occurring in epilepsy research, about 30% of epileptic patients are still inadequately controlled by standard drug therapy. For this reason, it continues to be important to develop new chemical entities through which epilepsy could be effectively controlled. In this study, the anticonvulsant activity of forty-two dihydropyrimidin(thi)ones was explored and their efficacy was evaluated in rodents against the maximal electroshock seizure (MES) and subcutaneous pentylenetetrazole tests...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315072/direct-myosin-activation-by-omecamtiv-mecarbil-for-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Mitchell A Psotka, John R Teerlink
Myosin is the indispensable molecular motor that utilizes chemical energy to produce force for contraction within the cardiac myocyte. Myosin activity is gated by intracellular calcium levels which are regulated by multiple upstream signaling cascades that can be altered for clinical utility using inotropic medications. In contrast to clinically available cardiac inotropes, omecamtiv mecarbil is a novel direct myosin activator developed to augment left ventricular systolic function without the undesirable secondary effects of altered calcium homeostasis...
March 18, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301882/infantile-hemangioma-of-the-posterior-fossa-in-a-newborn-early-management-and-long-term-follow-up
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Elsa Haine, Annick Sevely, Sergio Boetto, Marie-Bernadette Delisle, Claude Cances
A 21-day-old male infant was admitted with signs of intracranial hypertension. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a voluminous mass in the posterior fossa with an intense peripheral enhancement on T1 images with gadolinium. The child was treated secondarily by surgical decompression of the posterior fossa and the lesion was biopsied. The pathological findings indicated infantile hemangioma. Treatment with oral prednisolone was initiated at 3 months, given the lack of tumor involution. Six months after corticotherapy was stopped, repeated MRIs indicated a significant reduction in tumor size and then complete disappearance...
March 16, 2017: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291734/safety-assessment-of-the-aqueous-extract-of-the-flowers-of-nymphaea-lotus-linn-nymphaeaceae-acute-neuro-and-subchronic-oral-toxicity-studies-in-albinos-wistar-rats
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Mireille Kameni Poumeni, Danielle Claude Bilanda, Paul Désiré Dzeufiet Djomeni, Yolande Sandrine Mengue Ngadena, Marguerite Francine Mballa, Madeleine Chantal Ngoungoure, Agnès Carolle Ouafo, Théophile Dimo, Pierre Kamtchouing
BACKGROUND: Nymphaea lotus Linn (N. lotus) is a medicinal plant widely used in Cameroon popular medicine, to treat neuropsychiatric conditions, male sexual disorders or as food supplement. However, scientific data on the pharmacotoxic profile of this plant are not available. The safety of N. lotus was assessed in acute, neuro- and subchronic toxicity studies by following the OECD guidelines. Effectively, no data have been published until now in regard to its safety on the nervous system...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290970/severe-systemic-lead-toxicity-resulting-from-extra-articular-retained-shrapnel-presenting-as-jaundice-and-hepatitis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ian A Grasso, Matthew R Blattner, Tyler Short, John W Downs
INTRODUCTION: Despite greater than 60,000 nonfatal firearm injuries per year in the United States, retained shrapnel is a relatively rare cause of systemic lead toxicity with less than 100 cases reported in the medical literature since 1867. While intra-articular retained shrapnel as a cause of lead toxicity is well-described, extra-articular fragments are less well known to cause symptomatic disease. CASE REPORT: A 31-year-old man initially presented with abdominal pain, constipation, jaundice, and elevated liver transaminases approximately 3 weeks after suffering a left lower extremity injury during athletic activity...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287009/continuous-positive-airway-pressure-therapy-in-obstuctive-sleep-apnea-benefits-and-alternatives
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Michelle T Cao, Joshua M Sternbach, C Guilleminault
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a highly prevalent condition affecting persons of all age with an increasing public health burden. It is implicated in cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, neurocognitive impairment, reductions in quality of life, and increased motor vehicle accidents. The goals of OSA treatment are to improve sleep and daytime symptoms, and minimize cardiovascular risks. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is considered the gold standard therapy that delivers pressurized air into the upper airway to relieve obstruction during sleep...
March 13, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286381/rotary-instrument-or-piezoelectric-for-the-removal-of-third-molars-a-meta-analysis
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Rafael Alvim Magesty, Endi Lanza Galvão, Carolina de Castro Martins, Cássio Roberto Rocha Dos Santos, Saulo Gabriel Moreira Falci
AIM: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare, in the lower third molar surgery, the osteotomy techniques with rotary instruments and piezoelectric motors. METHODS: An electronic search was conducted using the following databases: Pubmed, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Oral Health Group Trials Register. Inclusion criteria were: studies in humans, randomized or nonrandomized, comparing the extraction of third molars that required osteotomy and/or odontosection with rotary instrument and osteotomy and/or odontosection with piezoelectric motor assistance...
March 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286073/intermediate-term-outcomes-and-complications-of-long-segment-urethroplasty-with-lingual-mucosa-grafts
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Yue-Min Xu, Chao Li, Hong Xie, Ying-Long Sa, Qiang Fu, Deng-Long Wu, Jiong Zhang, Chao Feng, Chong-Rui Jin, Lu-Jie Song, Hong-Bin Li, Ying Liu
PURPOSE: We evaluated the outcomes and donor site complications of male patients with complex urethral strictures (CUS) that underwent urethroplasty by using with long-strip oral mucosal grafts (OMGs). The study analyzed whether lingual mucosa graft (LMG) is a good substitute for repairing long segment urethral strictures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 81 male patients with CUS that underwent OMGs urethroplasty. Patients with long segment anterior urethral strictures(≥8 cm)that were considered for long-strip LMG urethroplasty were included in the study...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276905/nutritional-assessment-and-intervention-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-practical-approach
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Elena Scarpato, Annamaria Staiano, Massimo Molteni, Gaetano Terrone, Alessandra Mazzocchi, Carlo Agostoni
Cerebral palsy (CP) is associated with the presence of feeding disorders in almost 60% of the affected children with subsequent undernutrition reported in up to 46% of the subjects. Since undernutrition may have a detrimental impact on physical and cognitive development, the introduction of an adequate nutritional support should always be considered in children with neurological impairment. The aim of the present review is to provide a practical guide to the assessment of nutritional status in children with CP, in order to identify individuals at risk for malnutrition that need the introduction of an adequate and personalized nutritional support...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276272/gut-brain-and-brain-gut-axis-in-parkinson-s-disease-models-effects-of-a-uridine-and-fish-oil-diet
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Paula Perez-Pardo, Hemraj B Dodiya, Laus M Broersen, Hidde Douna, Nick van Wijk, Sofia Lopes da Silva, Johan Garssen, Ali Keshavarzian, Aletta D Kraneveld
Recent investigations have focused on the potential role of gastrointestinal (GI) abnormalities in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). The 'dual-hit' hypothesis of PD speculates that a putative pathogen enters the brain via two routes: the olfactory system and the GI system. Here, we investigated (1) whether local exposures of the neurotoxin rotenone in the gut or the brain of mice could induce PD-like neurological and GI phenotypes as well as a characteristic neuropathology in accordance with this 'dual-hit hypothesis' and (2) the effects of a diet containing uridine and fish oil providing docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), in both models...
March 9, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276271/an-anthocyanin-enriched-extract-from-strawberries-delays-disease-onset-and-extends-survival-in-the-hsod1-g93a-mouse-model-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Aimee N Winter, Erika K Ross, Heather M Wilkins, Trisha R Stankiewicz, Tyler Wallace, Keith Miller, Daniel A Linseman
OBJECTIVE: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease resulting from the death of motor neurons in the brain, brain stem, and spinal cord. Several processes such as oxidative stress, neuroinflammation, and neuronal apoptosis, contribute to disease progression. Anthocyanins are flavonoid compounds derived from fruits and vegetables that possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-apoptotic abilities. Thus, these unique compounds may provide therapeutic benefit for the treatment of ALS...
March 9, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272918/a-systematic-review-of-clinical-and-psychometric-properties-of-infant-oral-motor-feeding-assessments
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Michelle Bickell, Courtney Barton, Kim Dow, Sandra Fucile
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical properties and psychometric soundness of infant oral motor feeding assessments available for practice. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted using six databases (PubMed, Ovid [Medline], CINHAL, EMBASE, psycINFO, and COCHRANE) to retrieve articles. Assessments were analyzed for their clinical characteristics and psychometric robustness. RESULTS: Ten assessment tools were identified to meet the inclusion/exclusion criteria...
March 8, 2017: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266747/spatial-coregistration-of-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy-to-brain-mri
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Michelle Chen, Helena M Blumen, Meltem Izzetoglu, Roee Holtzer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Traditional neuroimaging techniques restrict movement and make it difficult to study the processes that require oral, upper limb, or lower limb motor execution. Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is an optical neuroimaging modality that measures brain oxygenation and permits movement during data acquisition. A key limitation of fNIRS, however, is the lack of a standard method to coregister quantitative fNIRS measurements to structural images such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262620/effects-of-jasminum-multiflorum-leaf-extract-on-rodent-models-of-epilepsy-motor-coordination-and-anxiety
#17
Jonas I Addae, Ramish Pingal, Kheston Walkins, Renee Cruickshank, Farid F Youssef, Shivananda B Nayak
Jasmine flowers and leaves are used extensively in folk medicine in different parts of the world to treat a variety of diseases. However, there are very few published reports on the neuropsychiatric effects of Jasmine extracts. Hence, the objectives of the present study were to examine the effects of an alcohol extract of Jasminum multiflorum leaves on topically-applied bicuculline (a model of acute simple partial epilepsy) and maximal electroshock (MES, a model of generalized tonic-clonic seizure) in male Sprague-Dawley rats...
February 28, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253009/motor-experience-influences-object-knowledge
#18
Evangelia G Chrysikou, Daniel Casasanto, Sharon L Thompson-Schill
An object's perceived readiness-for-action (e.g., its size, the degree of rotation from its canonical position, the user's viewpoint) can influence semantic knowledge retrieval. Yet, the organization of object knowledge may also be affected by body-specific sensorimotor experiences. Here, we investigated whether people's history of performing motor actions with their hands influences the knowledge they store and retrieve about graspable objects. We compared object representations between healthy right- and left-handers (Experiment 1), and between unilateral stroke patients, whose motor experience was changed by impairment of either their right or left hand (Experiment 2)...
March 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. General
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252523/perineural-versus-intravenous-dexamethasone-as-an-adjuvant-for-peripheral-nerve-blocks-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Matthew Alan Chong, Nicolas Matthew Berbenetz, Cheng Lin, Sudha Singh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dexamethasone is a useful adjuvant in regional anesthesia that is used to prolong the duration of analgesia for peripheral nerve blocks. Recent randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have demonstrated conflicting results as to whether perineural versus intravenous (IV) administration is superior in this regard, and the perineural use of dexamethasone remains off-label. Therefore, we sought to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of RCTs. METHODS: In accordance with PRISMA guidelines, we performed a random-effects meta-analysis of RCTs comparing perineural versus IV dexamethasone with duration of analgesia as the primary outcome...
March 1, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250997/oral-health-characteristics-and-dental-rehabilitation-of-children-with-global-developmental-delay
#20
Saurabh Kumar, Deepika Pai, Runki Saran
Global developmental delay (GDD) is a chronic neurological disturbance which includes defects in one or more developmental domains. The developmental domain can be motor, cognitive, daily activities, speech or language, and social or personal development. The etiology for GDD can be prenatal, perinatal, or postnatal. It can be diagnosed early in childhood as the delay or absence of one or more developmental milestones. Hence the role of pedodontist and pediatricians becomes more crucial in identifying this condition...
2017: Case Reports in Dentistry
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