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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774172/moebius-syndrome-with-hypoglossal-palsy-syndactyly-brachydactyly-and-anisometropic-amblyopia
#1
Muhammad Hassaan Ali, Samreen Jamal, Muhammad Ather Rashid, Usman Javaid, Nadeem Hafeez Butt
Moebius syndrome is a rare cause of congenital facial and abducens palsy.  It is sometimes associated with musculoskeletal abnormalities and other cranial nerve palsies. Genetics and ischemic insults to the fetus are considered to be the cause of this syndrome. We report here a 12-year-old female patient who was presented to us with poor cosmesis of her face, with associated decreased vision and lagophthalmos in her left eye. She didn't have any signs of exposure keratopathy in the affected eye. Her best-corrected vision was 20/20 and 20/60 in right and left eyes respectively...
March 16, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756600/the-development-of-neural-stimulators-a-review-of-preclinical-safety-and-efficacy-studies
#2
Robert K Shepherd, Joel Villalobos, Owen Burns, David Nayagam
OBJECTIVE: Given the rapid expansion of the field of neural stimulation and the rigorous regulatory approval requirements required before these devices can be applied clinically, it is important that there is clarity around conducting preclinical safety and efficacy studies required for the development of this technology. APPROACH: The present review examines basic design principles associated with the development of a safe neural stimulator and describes the suite of preclinical safety studies that need to be considered when taking a device to clinical trial...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754119/a-pilot-study-and-brief-overview-of-rehabilitation-via-virtual-environment-in-patients-suffering-from-dementia
#3
Th Fasilis, P Patrikelis, A Siatouni, A Alexoudi, A Veretzioti, L Zachou, S-St Gatzonis
Dementia is one of the increasing problems of modern societies. The immediate cure is not a possible solution, at least at the moment, but science has found a number of new ways to retard and under specific conditions to halt its development. A potential, and constantly evolving scientific field is the use of Computerized Cognitive Rehabilitation (CCR) and Virtual Environments (Vr.E). According to the existing literature, subjecting patients to various neuro-rehabilitative conditions within 3D virtual environments, allows them to obtain significant therapeutic benefits in which both transferability and durations over time are observed, in relation to the training period of the intervention...
January 2018: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737618/long-term-follow-up-of-3-t-mri-detected-brain-lesions-after-percutaneous-catheter-based-left-atrial-appendage-closure
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Barbara Bellmann, Andreas Rillig, Carsten Skurk, David Manuel Leistner, Karl Georg Haeusler, Tina Lin, Rohat Geran, Luzie Koehler, Selma Guttmann, Verena Tscholl, Mattias Roser, Klaus Lenz, Kersten Villringer, Jai- Wun Park, Jochen B Fiebach, Ulf Landmesser
BACKGROUND: Left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) for stroke prevention is an increasingly performed intervention. AIMS: This prospective study aims to evaluate the incidence of long-term magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-detected brain lesions as well as potential changes of neurocognitive function after percutaneous LAAC. METHODS: Brain MRI at 3 T was performed within 24 hr before and after LAAC. A follow-up MRI was carried out after three months...
May 8, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713575/an-evaluation-of-complications-in-femoral-arterial-sheaths-maintained-post-neuroangiographic-procedures
#5
Zalan Khan, Premkumar Nattanamai, Premkumar Keerthivaas, Christopher R Newey
BACKGROUND: Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is a frequently used technique in the neuro-diagnosis and treatment of cerebrovascular diseases. The routine use of femoral arterial sheaths (FAS) peri-procedurally has become standard. The maintenance of a FAS post-procedure may be warranted while awaiting the normalization of coagulopathy or to reaccess emergently. We retrospectively reviewed our stroke dataset to evaluate for complications associated with the prolonged use of FAS post-procedure...
February 26, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704481/grewia-tiliaefolia-and-its-active-compound-vitexin-regulate-the-expression-of-glutamate-transporters-and-protect-neuro2a-cells-from-glutamate-toxicity
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Dicson Sheeja Malar, Mani Iyer Prasanth, Rajamohamed Beema Shafreen, Krishnaswamy Balamurugan, Kasi Pandima Devi
AIM: Glutamate is a major neurotransmitter involved in several brain functions and glutamate excitotoxicity is involved in Alzheimer's disease (AD). In the current study, the neuroprotective effect of the Indian medicinal plant Grewia tiliaefolia (GT) and its active component vitexin was evaluated in Neuro-2a cells against glutamate toxicity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Neuro-2a cells were exposed to glutamate to cause excitotoxicity and the neuroprotective effect of GT and vitexin were evaluated using biochemical studies (estimation of reactive oxygen species, reactive nitrogen species, protein carbonyl content, lipid peroxidation level, mitochondrial membrane potential and caspase-3 activity), molecular docking studies, gene expression and western blot analysis...
April 25, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694661/morphological-characteristics-of-posterior-cerebral-circulation-an-analysis-based-on-non-invasive-imaging
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Filip Vitosevic, Lukas Rasulic, Svetlana Milosevic Medenica
AIM: Study was performed to provide measurements of the posterior cerebral circulation using non-invasive imaging modality. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 120 patients aged from 12 to 76 years were analyzed using CT angiography. Measurements of vertebral arteries (VA), basilar artery, posterior cerebral arteries (PCA) and posterior communicating arteries were obtained. Basilar artery appearance and curvature was also noted. Differences between sides, genders and age groups were evaluated...
April 6, 2018: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692728/purinergic-receptors-in-neurological-diseases-with-motor-symptoms-targets-for-therapy
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REVIEW
Ágatha Oliveira-Giacomelli, Yahaira Naaldijk, Laura Sardá-Arroyo, Maria C B Gonçalves, Juliana Corrêa-Velloso, Micheli M Pillat, Héllio D N de Souza, Henning Ulrich
Since proving adenosine triphosphate (ATP) functions as a neurotransmitter in neuron/glia interactions, the purinergic system has been more intensely studied within the scope of the central nervous system. In neurological disorders with associated motor symptoms, including Parkinson's disease (PD), motor neuron diseases (MND), multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Huntington's Disease (HD), restless leg syndrome (RLS), and ataxias, alterations in purinergic receptor expression and activity have been noted, indicating a potential role for this system in disease etiology and progression...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691958/brain-based-treatment-a-new-approach-or-a-well-forgotten-old-one
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Vanya Matanova, Zlatomira Kostova, Martin Kolev
For a relatively long period of time, mental functioning was mainly associated with personal profile while brain functioning went by the wayside. After the 90s of the 20th century, or the so called "Decade of the Brain", today, contemporary specialists work on the boundary between fundamental science and medicine. This brings neuroscience, neuropsychology, psychiatry, and psychotherapy closer to each other. Today, we definitely know that brain structures are being built and altered thanks to experience...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681812/a-58-year-old-woman-with-left-sided-weakness-and-a-history-of-a-pediatric-brain-tumor-a-case-report
#10
Shaakir Hasan, Michael J Gigliotti, Melvin Deutsch, Stacey L Reed, Rodney E Wegner
Background: An uncommon but well-established complication of cranial irradiation is secondary neoplasm. This case presentation documents a radiation-induced malignant glioma 55 years after being diagnosed with "cerebral sarcoma," now defined as atypical meningioma. This not only represents the longest reported latency period for a patient initially receiving over 30 Gy, but also provides a valuable historical perspective of neuro-oncology. Clinical Presentation: A 58-year-old female presenting with progressive left-sided upper and lower extremity weakness with a past medical history significant for "cerebral sarcoma" was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme...
January 2018: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670654/toxicities-associated-with-cisplatin-based-chemotherapy-and-radiotherapy-in-long-term-testicular-cancer-survivors
#11
REVIEW
Chunkit Fung, Paul Dinh, Shirin Ardeshir-Rouhani-Fard, Kerry Schaffer, Sophie D Fossa, Lois B Travis
Testicular cancer has become the paradigm of adult-onset cancer survivorship, due to the young age at diagnosis and 10-year relative survival of 95%. This clinical review presents the current status of various treatment-related complications experienced by long-term testicular cancer survivors (TCS) free of disease for 5 or more years after primary treatment. Cardiovascular disease and second malignant neoplasms represent the most common potentially life-threatening late effects. Other long-term adverse outcomes include neuro- and ototoxicity, pulmonary complications, nephrotoxicity, hypogonadism, infertility, and avascular necrosis...
2018: Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669731/involvement-of-activated-brain-stress-responsive-systems-in-excessive-and-relapse-alcohol-drinking-in-rodent-models-implications-for-therapeutics
#12
Yan Zhou, Mary Jeanne Kreek
Addictive diseases, including addiction to alcohol pose massive public health costs. Addiction is a chronic relapsing disease, caused by both the direct effects induced by drugs and persistent neuroadaptations at several (molecular, cellular and behavioral) levels. These drug-type specific neuro-adaptations are brought on largely by the reinforcing effects of drugs on the central nervous system and environment, including stress. Results from animal experiments have demonstrated important interactions between alcohol and the stress responsive systems...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664942/dietary-cyanogen-exposure-and-early-child-neurodevelopment-an-observational-study-from-the-democratic-republic-of-congo
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Espérance Kashala-Abotnes, Marie-Thérèse Sombo, Daniel L Okitundu, Marcel Kunyu, Guy Bumoko Makila-Mabe, Thorkild Tylleskär, Alla Sikorskii, Jean-Pierre Banea, Dieudonné Mumba Ngoyi, Désiré Tshala-Katumbay, Michael J Boivin
BACKGROUND: Dietary cyanogen exposure from ingesting bitter (toxic) cassava as a main source of food in sub-Saharan Africa is related to neurological impairments in sub-Saharan Africa. We explored possible association with early child neurodevelopmental outcomes. METHODS: We undertook a cross-sectional neurodevelopmental assessment of 12-48 month-old children using the Mullen Scale of Early Learning (MSEL) and the Gensini Gavito Scale (GGS). We used the Hopkins Symptoms Checklist-10 (HSCL-10) and Goldberg Depression Anxiety Scale (GDAS) to screen for symptoms of maternal depression-anxiety...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661156/synergic-trial-synchronizing-exercises-remedies-in-gait-and-cognition-a-multi-centre-randomized-controlled-double-blind-trial-to-improve-gait-and-cognition-in-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Manuel Montero-Odasso, Quincy J Almeida, Amer M Burhan, Richard Camicioli, Julien Doyon, Sarah Fraser, Karen Li, Teresa Liu-Ambrose, Laura Middleton, Susan Muir-Hunter, William McIlroy, José A Morais, Frederico Pieruccini-Faria, Kevin Shoemaker, Mark Speechley, Akshya Vasudev, G Y Zou, Nicolas Berryman, Maxime Lussier, Leanne Vanderhaeghe, Louis Bherer
BACKGROUND: Physical exercise, cognitive training, and vitamin D are low cost interventions that have the potential to enhance cognitive function and mobility in older adults, especially in pre-dementia states such as Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Aerobic and progressive resistance exercises have benefits to cognitive performance, though evidence is somewhat inconsistent. We postulate that combined aerobic exercise (AE) and progressive resistance training (RT) (combined exercise) will have a better effect on cognition than a balance and toning control (BAT) intervention in older adults with MCI...
April 16, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643629/intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-team-s-communiqu%C3%A3-with-anesthesia-professionals
#15
Anurag Tewari, Lisa Francis, Ravi N Samy, Dean C Kurth, Joshua Castle, Tiffany Frye, Mohamed Mahmoud
Background and Aims: Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) is the standard of care during many spinal, vascular, and intracranial surgeries. High-quality perioperative care requires the communication and cooperation of several multidisciplinary teams. One of these multidisciplinary services is intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM), while other teams represent anesthesia and surgery. Few studies have investigated the IONM team's objective communication with anesthesia providers...
January 2018: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627863/the-codesign-of-an-interdisciplinary-team-based-intervention-regarding-initiating-palliative-care-in-pediatric-oncology
#16
Douglas L Hill, Jennifer K Walter, Jessica A Casas, Concetta DiDomenico, Julia E Szymczak, Chris Feudtner
PURPOSE: Children with advanced cancer are often not referred to palliative or hospice care before they die or are only referred close to the child's death. The goals of the current project were to learn about pediatric oncology team members' perspectives on palliative care, to collaborate with team members to modify and tailor three separate interdisciplinary team-based interventions regarding initiating palliative care, and to assess the feasibility of this collaborative approach. METHODS: We used a modified version of experience-based codesign (EBCD) involving members of the pediatric palliative care team and three interdisciplinary pediatric oncology teams (Bone Marrow Transplant, Neuro-Oncology, and Solid Tumor) to review and tailor materials for three team-based interventions...
April 7, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625094/conceptual-underpinnings-of-the-quality-of-life-in-neurological-disorders-neuro-qol-comparisons-of-core-sets-for-stroke-multiple-sclerosis-spinal-cord-injury-and-traumatic-brain-injury
#17
Alex W K Wong, Stephen C L Lau, Mandy W M Fong, David Cella, Jin-Shei Lai, Allen W Heinemann
OBJECTIVE: To determine the extent to which the content of the Quality of Life in Neurological Disorders (Neuro-QoL) covers the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Sets for multiple sclerosis (MS), stroke, spinal cord injury (SCI), and traumatic brain injury (TBI) using summary linkage indicators. DESIGN: Content analysis by linking content of the Neuro-QoL to corresponding ICF codes of each Core Set for MS, stroke, SCI, and TBI...
April 3, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623601/effects-of-minimally-invasive-approaches-on-chronic-subdural-hematoma-by-novel-yl-1-puncture-needle-and-burr-hole-methods
#18
Min Xu, Wen-Hua Wang, Sheng-Qiang Zhu, Wei-Guo Tan, Xue-Gang Jin, Wei Lu, Long Chen
The objective of this study is to investigate effects of minimally invasive approaches on outcome of chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) by novel YL-1 puncture needle and burr-hole methods. A retrospective analysis was performed in 158 hospitalized CSDH patients from January, 2013 to December, 2017 in Kunshan Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Patients' gender, age, history of trauma, volume of hematoma, hematoma location, application of urokinase, surgical approach, the operation time, hospitalized time, and CT scans 3 months after discharge were recorded...
April 5, 2018: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29592885/resistance-vs-resilience-to-alzheimer-disease-clarifying-terminology-for-preclinical-studies
#19
REVIEW
Eider M Arenaza-Urquijo, Prashanthi Vemuri
Preventing or delaying Alzheimer disease (AD) through lifestyle interventions will come from a better understanding of the mechanistic underpinnings of (1) why a significant proportion of elderly remain cognitively normal with AD pathologies (ADP), i.e., amyloid or tau; and (2) why some elderly individuals do not have significant ADP. In the last decades, concepts such as brain reserve, cognitive reserve, and more recently brain maintenance have been proposed along with more general notions such as (neuro)protection and compensation...
April 10, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580936/safety-and-feasibility-of-a-neuroscience-critical-care-program-to-mobilize-patients-with-primary-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#20
Mona N Bahouth, Melinda C Power, Elizabeth K Zink, Kate Kozeniewski, Sowmya Kumble, Sandra Deluzio, Victor C Urrutia, Robert D Stevens
OBJECTIVE: To measure the impact of a progressive mobility program on patients admitted to a neuroscience critical care unit (NCCU) with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The early mobilization of critically ill patients with spontaneous ICH is a challenge due to the potential for neurologic deterioration and hemodynamic lability in the acute phase of injury. Patients admitted to the ICU have been excluded from randomized trials of early mobilization after stroke. DESIGN: An interdisciplinary working group developed a formalized NCCU Mobility Algorithm which allocates patients to incremental passive or active mobilization pathways on the basis of level of consciousness and motor function...
March 23, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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