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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233801/getting-to-the-root-of-fine-motor-skill-performance-in-dentistry-brain-activity-during-dental-tasks-in-a-virtual-reality-haptic-simulation
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Suzanne Perry, Susan M Bridges, Frank Zhu, W Keung Leung, Michael F Burrow, Jamie Poolton, Rich Sw Masters
BACKGROUND: There is little evidence considering the relationship between movement-specific reinvestment (a dimension of personality which refers to the propensity for individuals to consciously monitor and control their movements) and working memory during motor skill performance. Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) measuring oxyhemoglobin demands in the frontal cortex during performance of virtual reality (VR) psychomotor tasks can be used to examine this research gap. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the potential relationship between the propensity to reinvest and blood flow to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortices of the brain...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212040/molecular-and-cellular-organization-of-taste-neurons-in-adult-drosophila-pharynx
#2
Yu-Chieh David Chen, Anupama Dahanukar
The Drosophila pharyngeal taste organs are poorly characterized despite their location at important sites for monitoring food quality. Functional analysis of pharyngeal neurons has been hindered by the paucity of molecular tools to manipulate them, as well as their relative inaccessibility for neurophysiological investigations. Here, we generate receptor-to-neuron maps of all three pharyngeal taste organs by performing a comprehensive chemoreceptor-GAL4/LexA expression analysis. The organization of pharyngeal neurons reveals similarities and distinctions in receptor repertoires and neuronal groupings compared to external taste neurons...
December 5, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201532/clinical-presentation-epidemiology-neurophysiological-findings-treatment-and-outcome-of-nonconvulsive-status-epilepticus-a-3-year-prospective-hospital-based-study
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Boulenouar Mesraoua, Dirk Deleu, Hassan Al Hail, Faisal Ibrahim, Gayane Melikyan, Hassan Al Hussein, Rajvir Singh, Basim Uthman, Leopold Streletz, Peter W Kaplan, Heinz Gregor Wieser
Objective: This study reports the prevalence of Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus (NCSE) in patients with altered mental status (AMS), and describes the clinical presentation, etiology, neurophysiological findings, neuroimaging, treatment, and outcome of NCSE in Qatar. Recording duration of continuous EEG monitoring was also discussed. Methods: This was a 3-year, prospective, hospital-based study involving patients with AMS and continuous EEG monitoring admitted to the Emergency and ICUs of Hamad Hospital, Qatar...
2017: Journal of Drug Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186597/factors-for-a-good-surgical-outcome-in-posterior-decompression-and-dekyphotic-corrective-fusion-with-instrumentation-for-thoracic-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-prospective-single-center-study
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Shiro Imagama, Kei Ando, Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Tetsuro Hida, Kenyu Ito, Mikito Tsushima, Yoshimoto Ishikawa, Akiyuki Matsumoto, Masayoshi Morozumi, Satoshi Tanaka, Masaaki Machino, Kyotaro Ota, Hiroaki Nakashima, Yoshihiro Nishida, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Naoki Ishiguro
BACKGROUND: Surgery for thoracic ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (T-OPLL) is still challenging, and factors for good surgical outcomes are unknown. OBJECTIVE: To identify factors for good surgical outcomes with prospective and comparative study. METHODS: Seventy-one consecutive patients who underwent posterior decompression and instrumented fusion were divided into good or poor outcome groups based on ≥50% and <50% recovery rates for the Japanese Orthopaedic Association score...
December 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185536/swallow-induced-syncope-in-5-patients-electrophysiologic-evaluation-during-swallowing
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Ibrahim Aydogdu, Can Hasdemir, Ahmet Acarer, Sezin Alpaydin, Cumhur Ertekin
Background: We sought to characterize a cohort of participants with swallow-induced syncope (SIS) with clinical and electrophysiologic evaluations. Methods: Using electrocardiographic monitoring and neurophysiologic methods of swallowing, we evaluated a cohort of 5 patients with SIS, 4 of whom had longitudinal follow-up. Results: We determined electrophysiologically that the duration between the onset of swallow and a bradyarrhythmia or asystole is extremely short (2-3 seconds) in SIS...
August 2017: Neurology. Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180620/quantitative-measurement-of-post-concussion-syndrome-using-electrovestibulography
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Abdelbaset Suleiman, Brian Lithgow, Zeinab Dastghieb, Behzad Mansouri, Zahra Moussavi
In this study, a noninvasive quantitative measure was used to identify short and long term post-concussion syndrome (PCS) both from each other and from healthy control populations. We used Electrovestibulography (EVestG) for detecting neurophysiological PCS consequent to a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in both short-term (N = 8) and long-term (N = 30) (beyond the normal recovery period) symptomatic individuals. Peripheral, spontaneously evoked vestibuloacoustic signals incorporating - and modulated by - brainstem responses were recorded using EVestG, while individuals were stationary (no movement stimulus)...
November 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173429/intraoperative-neurophysiologic-monitoring-for-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy
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REVIEW
Masaaki Takeda, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Takafumi Mitsuhara, Masaru Abiko, Kaoru Kurisu
Multimodal intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring is a reliable tool for detecting intraoperative spine injury and is recommended during surgery for degenerative cervical myopathy (DCM). Somatosensory evoked potential (SEP) can be used to monitor spine and peripheral nerve injury during positioning in surgery for DCM. Compensation technique for transcranial evoked muscle action potentials (tcMEPs) should be adopted in intraoperative monitoring during surgery for DCM. Free-running electromyography is a useful real-time monitoring add-on modality in addition to SEP and tcMEP...
January 2018: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164571/assessment-of-mismatch-negativity-and-p300-response-in-patients-with-disorders-of-consciousness
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X-Y Wang, H-Y Wu, H-T Lu, T-T Huang, H Zhang, T Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate changes in mismatch negativity (MMN) and P300 response in vegetative state (VS) and minimally conscious state (MCS) patients before and after treatment, and their value for prediction of prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Event-related potentials (ERPs), performed on 11 patients classified as VS (n = 6) or MCS (n = 5), and five healthy participants (i.e., control group). We performed a six months telephone follow-up to monitor changes in consciousness recovery...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163199/slow-breathing-can-be-operantly-conditioned-in-the-rat-and-may-reduce-sensitivity-to-experimental-stressors
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Donald J Noble, William N Goolsby, Sandra M Garraway, Karmarcha K Martin, Shawn Hochman
In humans, exercises involving slowed respiratory rate (SRR) counter autonomic sympathetic bias and reduce responses to stressors, including in individuals with various degrees of autonomic dysfunction. In the rat, we examined whether operant conditioning could lead to reductions in respiratory rate (RR) and performed preliminary studies to assess whether conditioned SRR was sufficient to decrease physiological and behavioral responsiveness to stressors. RR was continuously monitored during 20 2-h sessions using whole body plethysmography...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160560/a-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy-study-of-trauma-related-auditory-and-olfactory-cues-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-or-combat-experience
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Michael A Gramlich, Sandra M Neer, Deborah C Beidel, Corey J Bohil, Clint A Bowers
The prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among U.S. veterans deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan necessitates the need for comprehensive assessment and treatment strategies. This study investigated the utility of a combat-related PTSD symptom provocation paradigm to elicit unique neurological responses across three groups: combat veterans with PTSD, combat veterans without PTSD, and nonmilitary participants without PTSD. Using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) the results indicated that combat veterans with PTSD demonstrated significant activation to a trauma-related sound compared with nonmilitary personnel, channel 14: d = 1...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Traumatic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155115/transtentorial-distortion-syndrome-a-consistent-complication-following-lateral-and-fourth-ventricular-shunting-in-adults
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Claudia L Craven, Irene Baudracco, Simon D Thompson, Lewis Thorne, Laurence D Watkins, Ahmed K Toma
BACKGROUND: Complex hydrocephalus affecting lateral and fourth ventricles separately is occasionally managed with CSF diversion via supra- and infra-tentorial ventricular catheters. The optimal configuration to reduce complications is currently unknown in adults. We describe a consistently similar clinical presentation of patients with complex hydrocephalus and a fourth ventricle separately drained by infra-tentorial shunt insertion. METHODS: A retrospective single centre case series...
November 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147795/preoperative-pregabalin-has-no-effect-on-intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-in-adolescents-undergoing-posterior-spinal-fusion-for-spinal-deformities-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Linda Helenius, Antti Puhakka, Tuula Manner, Olli Pajulo, Ilkka Helenius
PURPOSE: This study was designed to evaluate the effect of preoperative pregabalin on intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring in adolescents undergoing surgery for spinal deformities. METHODS: Thirty-one adolescents undergoing posterior spinal fusion were randomized to receive preoperatively either pregabalin 2 mg/kg twice daily or placebo. The ability to make reliable intraoperative neurophysiological measurements, transcranial motor (MEPs) and sensory evoked potentials (SSEP) was evaluated...
November 17, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146376/wronger-than-wrong-graded-mapping-of-the-errors-of-an-avatar-in-the-performance-monitoring-system-of-the-onlooker
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G Spinelli, G Tieri, E F Pavone, S M Aglioti
EEG studies show that observing errors in one's own or others' actions triggers specific electro-cortical signatures in the onlooker's brain, but whether the brain error-monitoring system operates according to graded or discrete rules is still largely unknown. To explore this issue, we combined immersive virtual reality with EEG recording in participants who observed an avatar reaching-to-grasp a glass from a first-person perspective. The avatar could perform correct or erroneous actions. Erroneous grasps were defined as small or large depending on the magnitude of the trajectory deviation from the to-be-grasped glass...
November 13, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134342/an-introduction-and-overview-of-machine-learning-in-neurosurgical-care
#14
REVIEW
Joeky T Senders, Mark M Zaki, Aditya V Karhade, Bliss Chang, William B Gormley, Marike L Broekman, Timothy R Smith, Omar Arnaout
BACKGROUND: Machine learning (ML) is a branch of artificial intelligence that allows computers to learn from large complex datasets without being explicitly programmed. Although ML is already widely manifest in our daily lives in various forms, the considerable potential of ML has yet to find its way into mainstream medical research and day-to-day clinical care. The complex diagnostic and therapeutic modalities used in neurosurgery provide a vast amount of data that is ideally suited for ML models...
November 13, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132379/effects-of-somatosensory-electrical-stimulation-on-motor-function-and-cortical-oscillations
#15
Adelyn P Tu-Chan, Nikhilesh Natraj, Jason Godlove, Gary Abrams, Karunesh Ganguly
BACKGROUND: Few patients recover full hand dexterity after an acquired brain injury such as stroke. Repetitive somatosensory electrical stimulation (SES) is a promising method to promote recovery of hand function. However, studies using SES have largely focused on gross motor function; it remains unclear if it can modulate distal hand functions such as finger individuation. OBJECTIVE: The specific goal of this study was to monitor the effects of SES on individuation as well as on cortical oscillations measured using EEG, with the additional goal of identifying neurophysiological biomarkers...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113579/use-of-research-interfaces-for-psychophysical-studies-with-cochlear-implant-users
#16
Ruth Y Litovsky, Matthew J Goupell, Alan Kan, David M Landsberger
A growing number of laboratories are using research interfaces to conduct experiments with cochlear-implant (CI) users. Because these interfaces bypass a subject's clinical sound processor, several concerns exist regarding safety and stimulation levels. Here we suggest best-practice approaches for how to safely and ethically perform this type of research and highlight areas of limited knowledge where further research is needed to help clarify safety limits. The article is designed to provide an introductory level of technical detail about the devices and the effects of electrical stimulation on perception and neurophysiology...
January 2017: Trends in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110082/continuous-monitoring-of-the-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve
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Aitor De la Quintana Basarrate, Arantza Iglesias Martínez, Iciar Salutregui, Leire Agirre Etxabe, Ainhoa Arana González, Izaskun Yurrebaso Santamaría
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the safety and utility of continuous intraoperative neuromonitoring for the prevention of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury during thyroidectomy. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted in consecutive patients undergoing thyroidectomy. Variations in amplitude and distal latency of the electromyogram (EMG) were assessed. In the case of suspicious events, restorative manoeuvers were performed to attempt to recover the potentials...
November 6, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101613/retained-medullary-cord-extending-to-a-sacral-subcutaneous-meningocele
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Nobuya Murakami, Takato Morioka, Takafumi Shimogawa, Kimiaki Hashiguchi, Nobutaka Mukae, Kazuyoshi Uchihashi, Satoshi O Suzuki, Koji Iihara
BACKGROUND: A retained medullary cord (RMC) is a rare closed spinal dysraphism with a robust elongated neural structure continuous from the conus and extending to the dural cul-de-sac. One case extending down to the base of a subcutaneous meningocele at the sacral level has been reported. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: We report on three cases of closed spinal dysraphism, in which a spinal cord-like tethering structure extended out from the dural cul-de-sac and terminated at a skin-covered meningocele sac in the sacrococcygeal region, which was well delineated in curvilinear coronal reconstructed images of 3D-heavily T2-weighted images (3D-hT2WI)...
November 3, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076463/-application-of-intraoperative-electromagnetic-frameless-navigation-in-transcranial-and-endoscopic-neurosurgical-interventions
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V A Shurkhay, S A Goryaynov, M A Kutin, S A Eolchiyan, D N Capitanov, D V Fomichev, P L Kalinin, A N Shkarubo, D N Kopachev, A G Melikyan, M V Nersesyan, A M Shkatova, A N Konovalov, A A Potapov
The paper summarizes the experience in using a system of electromagnetic intraoperative frameless navigation in various neurosurgical pathologies of the brain. The electromagnetic navigation technique was used for 102 operations in 98 patients, including 36 transnasal endoscopic interventions. There were no intraoprtative and postoperative complications associated with the use of the system. In the process of using the system, factors influencing the accuracy of navigation and requiring additional control by the surgeon were identified...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075532/spinal-nerves-schwannomas-experience-on-367-cases-historic-overview-on-how-clinical-radiological-and-surgical-practices-have-changed-over-a-course-of-60-years
#20
Jacopo Lenzi, Giulio Anichini, Alessandro Landi, Alfonso Piciocchi, Emiliano Passacantilli, Francesca Pedace, Roberto Delfini, Antonio Santoro
BACKGROUND: Spinal schwannomas are common benign spinal tumors. Their treatment has significantly evolved over the years, and preserving neurological functions has become one of the main treatment goals together with tumor resection. STUDY DESIGN AND AIMS: Retrospective review focused on clinical assessment, treatment techniques, and outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective study on our surgical series was performed. Clinical and operative data were analyzed...
2017: Neurology Research International
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