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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910893/interference-with-protease-activated-receptor-1-alleviates-neuronal-cell-death-induced-by-lipopolysaccharide-stimulated-microglial-cells-through-the-pi3k-akt-pathway
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Yuxin Li, Wuyang Yang, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Baocheng Wang, Shujun Xu, Weijie Zhu, Feng Yu, Shaoji Yuan, Peigang Lu
Excessive microglial cells activation in response to inflammatory stimuli leads to synaptic loss, dysfunction, and neuronal cell death. Activated microglia are involved in the pathogenesis of neurological conditions and frequently contribute to several complications. Accumulating evidence suggests that signaling through PAR-1 is involved in inflammation, however, its function has yet to be fully elucidated. Here, we have demonstrated that the suppression of PAR-1 leads to down-regulation of inflammatory factors including IL-1β, IL-6, TNF-α, NO, as well as the prevention of activation of NF-κB in BV2 cells...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907954/today-s-approach-to-treating-brain-swelling-in-the-neuro-intensive-care-unit
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Shreyansh Shah, W Taylor Kimberly
Brain swelling is an urgent clinical problem that frequently accompanies ischemic stroke, brain hemorrhage, and traumatic brain injury; it increases morbidity and mortality associated with them. It occurs due to failure of membrane transporters and leakage of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), resulting in combination of cytotoxic, ionic, and vasogenic edema. Currently, decompressive craniectomy and osmotherapy are the mainstays of management, but these therapies do not halt the underlying molecular cascade leading to brain swelling...
December 2016: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879970/mortality-hospital-days-and-expenditures-attributable-to-ambient-air-pollution-from-particulate-matter-in-israel
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Gary M Ginsberg, Ehud Kaliner, Itamar Grotto
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, ambient air pollution accounts for around 3.7 million deaths annually. Measuring the burden of disease is important not just for advocacy but also is a first step towards carrying out a full cost-utility analysis in order to prioritise technological interventions that are available to reduce air pollution (and subsequent morbidity and mortality) from industrial, power generating and vehicular sources. METHODS: We calculated the average national exposure to particulate matter particles less than 2...
2016: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875990/inverse-relationship-between-alzheimer-s-disease-and-cancer-and-other-factors-contributing-to-alzheimer-s-disease-a-systematic-review
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Ovais Shafi
BACKGROUND: The AD etiology is yet not properly known. Interactions among environmental factors, multiple susceptibility genes and aging, contribute to AD. This study investigates the factors that play role in causing AD and how changes in cellular pathways contribute to AD. METHODS: PUBMED database, MEDLINE database and Google Scholar were searched with no date restrictions for published articles involving cellular pathways with roles in cancers, cell survival, growth, proliferation, development, aging, and also contributing to Alzheimer's disease...
November 22, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855233/a-macroprolactinoma-becoming-resistant-to-cabergoline-and-developing-atypical-pathology
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Emilia Sbardella, George Farah, Ahmed Fathelrahman, Simon Cudlip, Olaf Ansorge, Niki Karavitaki, Ashley B Grossman
: Pituitary adenomas are a common intracranial neoplasm, usually demonstrating a benign phenotype. They can be classified according to pathological, radiological or clinical behaviour as typical, atypical or carcinomas, invasive or noninvasive, and aggressive or nonaggressive. Prolactinomas account for 40-60% of all pituitary adenomas, with dopamine agonists representing the first-line treatment and surgery/radiotherapy reserved for drug intolerance/resistance or in neuro-ophthalmological emergencies...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836715/laughter-is-the-best-medicine-the-second-city-%C3%A2-improvisation-as-an-intervention-for-parkinson-s-disease
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Danny Bega, Pamela Palmentera, Abby Wagner, Matt Hovde, Becca Barish, Mary J Kwasny, Tanya Simuni
BACKGROUND: Expressive therapies are increasingly incorporated into the management of Parkinson's disease (PD), although there are little objective data assessing their benefits. OBJECTIVE: Develop and study a novel community Improvisation Theater (IT) program for PD in order to improve quality of life. METHODS: A prospective, rater-blinded, modified cross-over design study of IT for PD. 22 subjects were randomized 1:1 to active-start (AS) or control-start (CS) groups, controlling for age and Hoehn and Yahr stage...
November 5, 2016: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836677/the-effect-of-instruction-in-analgesic-use-compared-with-neuromuscular-exercise-on-knee-joint-load-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-a-randomized-single-blind-controlled-trial
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A Holsgaard-Larsen, B Clausen, J Søndergaard, R Christensen, T P Andriacchi, E M Roos
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of a neuro-muscular exercise (NEMEX) therapy program compared with instructions in optimized analgesics and anti-inflammatory drug use (PHARMA), on measures of knee-joint load in people with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis (OA). We hypothesized that knee joint loading during walking would be reduced by NEMEX and potentially increased by PHARMA. DESIGN: Single-blind, RCT comparing NEMEX therapy twice a week with PHARMA. Participants with mild-to-moderate medial tibiofemoral knee OA were randomly allocated (1:1) to one of two 8-week treatments...
November 9, 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833218/nonpharmacological-interventions-for-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-india-a-comprehensive-and-comparative-research-update
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REVIEW
Sujata Satapathy, Vandana Choudhary, Renu Sharma, Rajesh Sagar
The nonpharmacological treatments for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have witnessed a sea change from a rudimentary and haphazard psychosocial to cognitive interventions to social and behavioral skills to body oriented interventions to more sophisticated neurocognitive interventions. As the objective of each treatment varied, the method or procedure of each treatment also differed across studies. Indian research although not very rigorous, did witness changes emphasizing on exploring interventions in reducing symptoms and improving overall behavior...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826646/diagnostic-value-of-neuro-ophthalmological-signs-in-cases-of-chiari-i-malformation
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Inessa Bekerman, Tal Sigal, Itzhak Kimiagar, Zina Evy Almer, Michael Vaiman
INTRODUCTION: Our purpose was to evaluate the diagnostic value of measuring diameters of optic nerve sheath (ONSD), presence/absence of papilledema, tortuosity of the optic nerve, flattening of the posterior sclera, and intraocular protrusion of the prelaminar optic nerve for intracranial pressure assessment in cases of Chiari I malformation. METHODS: In a retrospective study, MRI data of 37 consecutive pediatric patients with Chiari malformation and data of 400 patients without intracranial pathology were compared and analyzed...
December 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817916/orbital-periorbital-plexiform-neurofibromas-in-children-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-multidisciplinary-recommendations-for-care
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Robert A Avery, James A Katowitz, Michael J Fisher, Gena Heidary, Eva Dombi, Roger J Packer, Brigitte C Widemann
TOPIC: Children and adults with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a common autosomal dominant condition, manifest a variety of ophthalmologic conditions. Plexiform neurofibromas (PNs) involving the eyelid, orbit, periorbital, and facial structures (orbital-periorbital plexiform neurofibroma [OPPN]) can result in significant visual loss in children. Equally important, OPPNs can cause significant alteration in physical appearance secondary to proptosis, ptosis, and facial disfigurement, leading to social embarrassment and decreased self-esteem...
November 3, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815339/should-future-interventional-neuroradiologists-be-screened-for-mutations-that-impair-radiation-induced-dna-repair
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REVIEW
Kieran Murphy, Adam Thakore, Marie Constance Lacasse, Danyal Z Khan
In our current medical practice, an increasing number of specialists now have access to radiology technical platforms in order to perform imaging-guided procedures. Although knowledge about the current guidelines and radiation protection devices is a pre-requisite for the use of radiation, the preventive measures are often more or less strictly followed, leading to chronic daily exposure to significant doses of radiation and large accumulated lifetime exposures. Aortic intervention, electrophysiology, and neuro intervention in particular can result in large doses to the operators...
November 4, 2016: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814859/the-biomechanical-model-in-manual-therapy-is-there-an-ongoing-crisis-or-just-the-need-to-revise-the-underlying-concept-and-application
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Christian Lunghi, Paolo Tozzi, Giampiero Fusco
Different approaches to body biomechanics are based on the classical concept of "ideal posture" which is regarded as the state where body mass is distributed in such a way that ligamentous tensions neutralize the force of gravity and muscles retain their normal tone, as result of the integration of somatic components related to posture and balance mechanisms. When compromised, optimal posture can be restored through the balanced and effective use of musculoskeletal components; however, various research findings and the opinion of experts in this field suggest a move away from the dogmas that have characterized the idea of health dependent on ideal posture, to promote instead dynamic approaches based on the interdependency of the body systems as well as on the full participation of the person in the healing process...
October 2016: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800012/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-depression-symptoms-among-school-going-adolescents-in-central-uganda
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Joyce Nalugya-Sserunjogi, Godfrey Zari Rukundo, Emilio Ovuga, Steven M Kiwuwa, Seggane Musisi, Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu
BACKGROUND: Depression in adolescents constitutes a global public health concern. However, data on its prevalence and associated factors are limited in low income countries like Uganda. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional descriptive study design, 519 adolescent students in 4 secondary schools in Mukono district, Uganda, were randomly selected after meeting study criteria. The 4 school types were: boarding mixed (boys and girls) school; day mixed school; girls' only boarding school; and, boys' only boarding school...
2016: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789620/scalp-congenital-hemangioma-with-associated-high-output-cardiac-failure-in-a-premature-infant-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Sumedh S Shah, Brian M Snelling, Samir Sur, Alexandra R Ramnath, Emmalee S Bandstra, Dileep R Yavagal
INTRODUCTION: Scalp congenital hemangiomas (CHs) are rare vascular malformations among infants; they can be associated with an array of complications, including cardiac and cosmetic issues. Here, we report the endovascular treatment of a premature infant with a suspected large right parietal scalp hemangioma and associated high-output cardiac failure. CASE DESCRIPTION: A two-day-old female premature infant (29 weeks gestational age; 1330 g birth weight) was referred by the neonatologists to our department for consultation and potential treatment of a large right parietal CH causing abrupt hypotension and high-output cardiac failure...
October 27, 2016: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789117/acute-ataxia-in-children-a-review-of-the-differential-diagnosis-and-evaluation-in-the-emergency-department
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REVIEW
Mauro Caffarelli, Amir A Kimia, Alcy R Torres
Acute ataxia in a pediatric patient poses a diagnostic dilemma for any physician. While the most common etiologies are benign, occasional individuals require urgent intervention. Children with stroke, toxic ingestion, infection, and neuro-inflammatory disorders frequently exhibit ataxia as an essential-if not the only-presenting feature. The available retrospective research utilize inconsistent definitions of acute ataxia, precluding the ability to pool data from these studies. No prospective data exist that report on patients presenting to the emergency department with ataxia...
December 2016: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781046/is-intra-arterial-treatment-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-less-effective-in-women-than-in-men
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Inger R de Ridder, Puck S S Fransen, Debbie Beumer, Olvert A Berkhemer, Lucie A van den Berg, Marieke J Wermer, Hester Lingsma, Wim H van Zwam, Yvo B Roos, Robert J van Oostenbrugge, Charles B Majoie, Aad van der Lugt, Diederik W J Dippel
INTRODUCTION: Stroke etiology and outcome after ischemic stroke differ between men and women. We examined if sex modifies the effect of intra-arterial treatment (IAT) in a randomized clinical trial of IAT for acute ischemic stroke in the Netherlands (MR CLEAN). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The primary outcome was the score on the modified Rankin scale at 90 days. We tested for interaction between sex and treatment and estimated the treatment effect by sex with multiple ordinal logistic regression with adjustment for prognostic factors...
September 2016: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780237/psychometric-properties-of-a-generic-patient-centred-palliative-care-outcome-measure-of-symptom-burden-for-people-with-progressive-long-term-neurological-conditions
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Wei Gao, Vincent Crosby, Andrew Wilcock, Rachael Burman, Eli Silber, Nilay Hepgul, K Ray Chaudhuri, Irene J Higginson
BACKGROUND: There is no standard palliative care outcome measure for people with progressive long term neurological conditions (LTNC). This study aims to determine the psychometric properties of a new 8-item palliative care outcome scale of symptom burden (IPOS Neuro-S8) in this population. DATA AND METHODS: Data were merged from a Phase II palliative care intervention study in multiple sclerosis (MS) and a longitudinal observational study in idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD), multiple system atrophy (MSA) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778456/parinaud-syndrome-a-25-year-1991-2016-review-of-40-consecutive-adult-cases
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Melissa Shields, Swati Sinkar, WengOnn Chan, John Crompton
PURPOSE: To characterize the clinical features, aetiology and management of ophthalmic symptoms in adult patients with Parinaud syndrome. METHODS: This is a retrospective, non-comparative observational case series. We reviewed 40 consecutive charts of adult patients with the clinical diagnosis of Parinaud syndrome at the Royal Adelaide Hospital Department of Ophthalmology in Adelaide, South Australia, between 1991 and 2016. Charts were reviewed for the following: (1) demographic information, (2) clinical presentation, (3) neuro-ophthalmology signs, (4) aetiology of Parinaud syndrome, and (5) management...
October 24, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768675/optimal-timing-of-surgical-procedures-in-pediatric-patients
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Riva R Ko, Teeda Pinyavat, Steven Stylianos, Sarah M Lambert, Richard C Anderson, Pamela F Gallin, Lynne G Maxwell, Christopher G Ward, Jayant K Deshpande, Constance S Houck
The Pediatric Anesthesia Neuro Development Assessment (PANDA) team at the Anesthesiology Department at Columbia University Medical Center held its fifth biennial symposium to discuss issues regarding potential neurotoxicity of anesthetic agents in pediatric patients. Overall optimal surgical timing as well as a "critical window" for surgery on a specialty specific basis are areas of focus for the American Academy of Pediatrics Surgical Advisory Panel. An ad hoc panel of pediatric surgical experts representing general surgery, urology, neurosurgery, and ophthalmology was assembled for this meeting and provided a dialogue focused on the benefits of early intervention versus potential anesthetic risk, addressing parental concerns, and the need for continued interdisciplinary collaboration in this area...
October 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766216/nanomedicine-in-central-nervous-system-cns-disorders-a-present-and-future-prospective
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REVIEW
Shringika Soni, Rakesh Kumar Ruhela, Bikash Medhi
Purpose: For the past few decades central nervous system disorders were considered as a major strike on human health and social system of developing countries. The natural therapeutic methods for CNS disorders limited for many patients. Moreover, nanotechnology-based drug delivery to the brain may an exciting and promising platform to overcome the problem of BBB crossing. In this review, first we focused on the role of the blood-brain barrier in drug delivery; and second, we summarized synthesis methods of nanomedicine and their role in different CNS disorder...
September 2016: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
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