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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746435/cerebral-hemodynamic-and-metabolic-changes-in-fulminant-hepatic-failure
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Fernando Mendes Paschoal, Ricardo de Carvalho Nogueira, Marcelo de Lima Oliveira, Eric Homero Albuquerque Paschoal, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D'Albuquerque, Edson Bor-Seng-Shu
Intracranial hypertension and brain swelling are a major cause of morbidity and mortality of patients suffering from fulminant hepatic failure (FHF). The pathogenesis of these complications has been investigated in man, in experimental models and in isolated cell systems. Currently, the mechanism underlying cerebral edema and intracranial hypertension in the presence of FHF is multi-factorial in etiology and only partially understood. The aim of this paper is to review the pathophysiology of cerebral hemodynamic and metabolism changes in FHF in order to improve understanding of intracranial dynamics complication in FHF...
July 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744903/activity-dependent-astrocyte-swelling-is-mediated-by-ph-regulating-mechanisms
#2
Brian Roland Larsen, Nanna MacAulay
During neuronal activity in the mammalian brain, the K(+) released into the synaptic space is initially buffered by the astrocytic compartment. In parallel, the extracellular space (ECS) shrinks, presumably due to astrocytic cell swelling. With the Na(+) /K(+) /2Cl(-) cotransporter and the Kir4.1/AQP4 complex not required for the astrocytic cell swelling in the hippocampus, the molecular mechanisms underlying the activity-dependent ECS shrinkage have remained unresolved. To identify these molecular mechanisms, we employed ion-sensitive microelectrodes to measure changes in ECS, [K(+) ]o and [H(+) ]o /pHo during electrical stimulation of rat hippocampal slices...
July 26, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731381/reperfusion-after-ischemic-stroke-is-associated-with-reduced-brain-edema
#3
Hannah J Irvine, Ann-Christin Ostwaldt, Matthew B Bevers, Simone Dixon, Thomas Wk Battey, Bruce Cv Campbell, Stephen M Davis, Geoffrey A Donnan, Kevin N Sheth, Reza Jahan, Jeffrey L Saver, Chelsea S Kidwell, W Taylor Kimberly
Rapid revascularization is highly effective for acute stroke, but animal studies suggest that reperfusion edema may attenuate its beneficial effects. We investigated the relationship between reperfusion and edema in patients from the Echoplanar Imaging Thrombolysis Evaluation Trial (EPITHET) and Mechanical Retrieval and Recanalization of Stroke Clots Using Embolectomy (MR RESCUE) cohorts. Reperfusion percentage was measured as the difference in perfusion-weighted imaging lesion volume between baseline and follow-up (day 3-5 for EPITHET; day 6-8 for MR RESCUE)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712890/amburana-cearensis-seed-extract-protects-brain-mitochondria-from-oxidative-stress-and-cerebellar-cells-from-excitotoxicity-induced-by-glutamate
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E P L Pereira, C S Santos, J Amparo, R Short, Y Nuñez-Figueredo, L G Fernandez, P R Ribeiro, S Braga-de-Souza, V D A Silva, S L Costa
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Amburana cearensis (Allemao) A.C.Sm. is a medicinal plant of the Brazilian Caatinga reported to present antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. This study aimed to evaluate the neuroprotective effect of the extracts obtained from the seeds of A. cearensis in primary cultures of cerebellar cells subjected to excitotoxicity induced by glutamate and brain mitochondria submitted to oxidative stress. MATERIALS: and methods: Primary cultures of cerebellar cells were treated with the ethanol (ETAC), hexane (EHAC), dichloromethane (EDAC) and ethyl acetate (EAAC) extracts of the seeds of A...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710882/mid-trimester-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-pprom-etiology-diagnosis-classification-international-recommendations-of-treatment-options-and-outcome
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Michael Tchirikov, Natalia Schlabritz-Loutsevitch, James Maher, Jörg Buchmann, Yuri Naberezhnev, Andreas S Winarno, Gregor Seliger
Mid-trimester preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), defined as rupture of fetal membranes prior to 28 weeks of gestation, complicates approximately 0.4%-0.7% of all pregnancies. This condition is associated with a very high neonatal mortality rate as well as an increased risk of long- and short-term severe neonatal morbidity. The causes of the mid-trimester PPROM are multifactorial. Altered membrane morphology including marked swelling and disruption of the collagen network which is seen with PPROM can be triggered by bacterial products or/and pro-inflammatory cytokines...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699288/different-characteristics-of-cell-volume-and-intracellular-calcium-ion-concentration-dynamics-between-the-hippocampal-ca1-and-lateral-cerebral-cortex-of-male-mouse-brain-slices-during-exposure-to-hypotonic-stress
#6
Nanae Takahashi, Akibumi Omi, Hiroyuki Uchino, Yoshihisa Kudo
The mechanism of brain edema is complex and still remains unclear. Our aim was to investigate the regional differences of cell volume and intracellular Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+) ]i ) dynamics during hypotonic stress in male mouse hemi-brain slices. Brain slices were loaded with the fluorescence Ca(2+) indicator fura-2, and cell volume and [Ca(2+) ]i in the lateral cerebral cortex (LCC) and hippocampal CA1 (CA1) region were measured simultaneously during exposure to hypotonic stress using Ca(2+) insensitive (F360) and Ca(2+) sensitive fluorescence (F380), respectively...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690724/imaging-of-complicated-frontal-sinusitis
#7
Naourez Kolsi, Ahmed Zrig, Hamdi Chouchène, Rachida Bouatay, Khaled Harrathi, Jamel Koubaa
Complications occur in 3% of the cases of frontal sinusitis. These are mainly oculo-orbital, intracranial and osteomyelitis. Our aim is to describe the contribution of different imaging modalities in the diagnosis of these complications and their post-treatment monitoring. within a 15 years period (2000-2014), 10 patients with complicated frontal sinusitis were included into this retrospective study. 10 patients (9 males) aged 9 to 70 year old (mean 28). Two of these patients (20%) had a history of craniofacial trauma...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686013/inline-shunt-flow-monitor-for-hydrocephalus
#8
Chuchu Qin, Brian Stamos, Purnendu K Dasgupta
In hydrocephalus, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) builds up in the cranial cavity causing swelling of the head and potentially brain damage. A shunt to drain the fluid into a body cavity is now universally used, but failure is all too common. Techniques for ascertaining shunt failure are time-consuming, expertise-dependent, and often inconclusive. We report here an inline system that reliably and quantitatively measures the CSF flow rate. The system uses a single thermistor to both heat the surrounding and to sense the temperature...
July 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685329/impairment-of-mitochondrial-integrity-and-redox-status-in-brain-regions-during-a-low-dose-long-term-exposition-of-rats-to-pyrethrino%C3%A3-ds-the-preventive-effect-of-quercetin
#9
Afafe Beghoul, Mohamed Kebieche, Salim Gasmi, Zeyneb Chouit, Chouaib Amiour, Asma Lahouel, Zhora Lakroun, Rachid Rouabhi, Hamadi Fetoui, Rachid Soulimani
Pyrethrinoïds are synthetic pesticides widely used in agriculture and farms to protect crops from weeds, insects, fungi, and molds. Increased and uncontrolled use of these pollutants can have harmful effects on human health via consumption of contaminated food products. In the present study, deltamethrin (DLT = 3.72 mg/kg) and Bifenthrin (BF = 2.6 mg/kg) were used during a long-term exposition in the rats to assess their effect on mitochondrial integrity and function in different brain areas (hippocampus, striatum, cortex, and cerebellum)...
July 6, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669743/evidence-that-activation-of-p2x7r-does-not-exacerbate-neuronal-death-after-optic-nerve-transection-and-focal-cerebral-ischemia-in-mice
#10
Berrak Caglayan, Ahmet B Caglayan, Mustafa C Beker, Esra Yalcin, Merve Beker, Taha Kelestemur, Elif Sertel, Gürkan Ozturk, Ulkan Kilic, Fikrettin Sahin, Ertugrul Kilic
Conflicting data in the literature about the function of P2X7R in survival following ischemia necessitates the conductance of in-depth studies. To investigate the impacts of activation vs inhibition of the receptor on neuronal survival as well as the downstream signaling cascades, in addition to optic nerve transection (ONT), 30min and 90min of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAo) models were performed in mice. Intracellular calcium levels were assessed in primary cortical neuron cultures. Here, we show that P2X7R antagonist Brilliant Blue G (BBG) decreased DNA fragmentation, infarct volume, brain swelling, neurological deficit scores and activation of microglial cells after focal cerebral ischemia...
June 29, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663722/bacoside-a-induces-tumor-cell-death-in-human-glioblastoma-cell-lines-through-catastrophic-macropinocytosis
#11
Sebastian John, K C Sivakumar, Rashmi Mishra
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a highly aggressive type of brain tumor with an extremely poor prognosis. Recent evidences have shown that the "biomechanical imbalances" induced in GBM patient-derived glioblastoma cells (GC) and in vivo via the administration of synthetic small molecules, may effectively inhibit disease progression and prolong survival of GBM animal models. This novel concept associated with de novo anti-GBM drug development has however suffered obstacles in adequate clinical utility due to the appearance of unrelated toxicity in the prolonged therapeutic windows...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654030/in-vivo-tracking-of-edema-development-and-microvascular-pathology-in-a-model-of-experimental-cerebral-malaria-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Angelika Hoffmann, Xavier Helluy, Manuel Fischer, Ann-Kristin Mueller, Sabine Heiland, Mirko Pham, Martin Bendszus, Johannes Pfeil
Cerebral malaria is a sign of severe malarial disease and is often a harbinger of death. While aggressive management can be life-saving, the detection of cerebral malaria can be difficult. We present an experimental mouse model of cerebral malaria that shares multiple features of the human disease, including edema and microvascular pathology. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), we can detect and track the blood-brain barrier disruption, edema development, and subsequent brain swelling. We describe multiple MRI techniques that can visualize these pertinent pathological changes...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648459/acute-liver-failure-is-associated-with-altered-cerebral-expression-profiles-of-long-non-coding-rnas
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Vinícius R Silva, Rodrigo Secolin, Raghu Vemuganti, Iscia Lopes-Cendes, Alan S Hazell
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) represents a serious complication of acute liver failure (ALF) in which cerebral edema leading to brainstem herniation as a result of increased intracranial hypertension is a major consequence. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play a significant role in coordinating gene expression, with recent studies indicating an influence in the pathogenesis of several diseases. To investigate their involvement in the cerebral pathophysiology of ALF, we profiled the expression of lncRNAs in the frontal cortex of mice at coma stage following treatment with the hepatotoxin azoxymethane...
June 23, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647874/alleviative-effect-of-licorice-on-copper-chloride-induced-oxidative-stress-in-the-brain-biochemical-histopathological-immunohistochemical-and-genotoxic-study
#14
Heba El-Sayed Mostafa, Eman Ahmad Alaa-Eldin, Dalia Abdallah El-Shafei, Nehal S Abouhashem
Although copper is an essential micronutrient involved in a variety of biological processes indispensable for sustaining life, it can be toxic when administered in excess. Licorice (Glycyrrhizaglabra) has been used in Chinese folk medicine for the treatment of various disorders. Licorice has the biological capabilities of detoxication, antioxidation, and antiinfection. Here, we test the hypothesis that licorice could ameliorate copper-induced neurotoxic and genotoxic effects in adult male albino rats. For this purpose, 48 adult male albino rats were randomized into five groups: group I (8 rats), untreated control; group II (16 rats), subdivided into; vehicle control IIa (8 rats) which received 1 mL saline twice weekly intraperitoneally for 8 weeks and vehicle control IIb (8 rats) received 0...
June 24, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646166/atp-release-during-cell-swelling-activates-a-ca-2-dependent-cl-current-by-autocrine-mechanism-in-mouse-hippocampal-microglia
#15
E Murana, F Pagani, B Basilico, M Sundukova, L Batti, S Di Angelantonio, B Cortese, A Grimaldi, A Francioso, P Heppenstall, P Bregestovski, C Limatola, D Ragozzino
Microglia cells, resident immune cells of the brain, survey brain parenchyma by dynamically extending and retracting their processes. Cl(-) channels, activated in the cellular response to stretch/swelling, take part in several functions deeply connected with microglia physiology, including cell shape changes, proliferation, differentiation and migration. However, the molecular identity and functional properties of these Cl(-) channels are largely unknown. We investigated the properties of swelling-activated currents in microglial from acute hippocampal slices of Cx3cr1 (+/GFP) mice by whole-cell patch-clamp and imaging techniques...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645494/venous-or-arterial-blood-components-trigger-more-brain-swelling-tissue-death-after-acute-subdural-hematoma-compared-to-elderly-atrophic-brain-with-subdural-effusion-sde-model-rats
#16
Daisuke Wajima, Fumiya Sato, Kenya Kawamura, Keisuke Sugiura, Ichiro Nakagawa, Yasushi Motoyama, Young-Soo Park, Hiroyuki Nakase
Acute subdural hematoma (ASDH) is a frequent complication of severe head injury, whose secondary ischemic lesions are often responsible for the severity of the disease. We focused on the differences of secondary ischemic lesions caused by the components, 0.4 ml venous- or arterial-blood, or saline, infused in the subdural space, evaluating the differences in vivo model, using rats. The saline infused rats are made for elderly atrophic brain with subdural effusion (SDE) model. Our data showed that subdural blood, both venous- and arterial-blood, aggravate brain edema and lesion development more than SDE...
June 20, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644490/potentiating-role-of-copper-on-spatial-memory-deficit-induced-by-beta-amyloid-and-evaluation-of-mitochondrial-function-markers-in-the-hippocampus-of-rats
#17
Ladan Behzadfar, Mohammad Abdollahi, Omid Sabzevari, Rohollah Hosseini, Ahmad Salimi, Parvaneh Naserzadeh, Mohammad Sharifzadeh, Jalal Pourahmad
Mounting evidence suggests that copper, a crucial element in normal brain function, plays an important role in the etiology of Alzheimer's disease, which is known as a neurodegenerative mitochondrial disorder. However, the precise mechanisms of its effects on cognitive and mitochondrial functions through the CNS have not been thoroughly recognized yet. In this study, we aimed to investigate the long-term (3-week) effects of copper sulfate (50, 100 and 200 mg kg(-1) day(-1)) exposure on learning and memory as well as on mitochondrial function in the hippocampus of rats in the presence and absence of beta amyloid (1 μg μl(-1) per side) intrahippocampally (IH)...
July 19, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625889/massive-attack-of-honeybee-on-macaws-ara-ararauna-and-ara-chloropterus-in-brazil-a-case-report
#18
Elisane Lenita Milbradt, Tarcísio Macedo Silva, Alessandre Hataka, Carlos Roberto Teixeira, Adriano Sakai Okamoto, Raphael Lucio Andreatti Filho
Three adult birds of the species Ara chloropterus and five of the species Ara ararauna from a conservation breeding facility suffered a massive attack by honeybees. The A. chloropterus birds presented swollen puncture lesions with stingers (mainly in the facial regions without feathers), swelling of the eyelids and subcutaneous tissue, and respiratory distress, and they were treated with intramuscular injections of 1.67 mg/kg of promethazine and 10 mg/kg of hydrocortisone followed by removal of the stingers...
June 16, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624490/bioenergetics-dysfunction-mitochondrial-permeability-transition-pore-opening-and-lipid-peroxidation-induced-by-hydrogen-sulfide-as-relevant-pathomechanisms-underlying-the-neurological-dysfunction-characteristic-of-ethylmalonic-encephalopathy
#19
Gabriela Miranda Fernandez Cardoso, Julia Tauana Pletsch, Belisa Parmeggiani, Mateus Grings, Nícolas Manzke Glanzel, Larissa Daniele Bobermin, Alexandre Umpierrez Amaral, Moacir Wajner, Guilhian Leipnitz
Hydrogen sulfide (sulfide) accumulates at high levels in brain of patients with ethylmalonic encephalopathy (EE). In the present study, we evaluated whether sulfide could disturb energy and redox homeostasis, and induce mitochondrial permeability transition (mPT) pore opening in rat brain aiming to better clarify the neuropathophysiology of EE. Sulfide decreased the activities of citrate synthase and aconitase in rat cerebral cortex mitochondria, and of creatine kinase (CK) in rat cerebral cortex, striatum and hippocampus supernatants...
June 15, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607825/cranioplasty-indications-procedures-and-outcome-an-institutional-experience
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Syed M Andrabi, Arif H Sarmast, Altaf R Kirmani, Abdul R Bhat
BACKGROUND: Cranioplasty, the repair of a skull vault defect by insertion of an object (bone or nonbiological materials such as metal or plastic plates), is a well-known procedure in modern neurosurgery. Brain protection and cosmetic aspects are the major indications of cranioplasty. A retroprospective study was conducted for evaluating the indications, materials used, complications, and outcome of cranioplasty. METHODS: This study was prospective from August 2013 to September 2015 and retrospective from August 2010 to July 2013...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
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