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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332474/brain-swelling-during-dialysis-a-randomized-trial-comparing-low-flux-hemodialysis-with-pre-dilution-hemodiafiltration%C3%A2
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Niels Johansen, Krista Dybtved Kjaergaard, Christian Daugaard Peters, Michael Pedersen, Bente Jespersen, Jens Dam Jensen
Osmotic changes in plasma are assumed to cause cerebral swelling in hemodialysis patients. We investigated the acute effect of low-flux hemodialysis (HD) (removal of small molecules) and pre-dilution hemodiafiltration (pre-HDF) (additional removal of larger molecules) on cerebral compartment volumes using quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in chronic uremic patients. Twelve patients underwent a session of HD and pre-HDF in a randomized crossover study with equal ultrafiltration. MRI was performed immediately before and after dialysis...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330972/fatal-cerebral-edema-with-status-epilepticus-in-children-with-dravet-syndrome-report-of-5-cases
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Kenneth A Myers, Jacinta M McMahon, Simone A Mandelstam, Mark T Mackay, Renate M Kalnins, Richard J Leventer, Ingrid E Scheffer
Dravet syndrome (DS) is a well-recognized developmental and epileptic encephalopathy associated with SCN1A mutations and 15% mortality by 20 years. Although over half of cases succumb to sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, the cause of death in the remainder is poorly defined. We describe the clinical, radiologic, and pathologic characteristics of a cohort of children with DS and SCN1A mutations who developed fatal cerebral edema causing mass effect after fever-associated status epilepticus. Cases were identified from a review of children with DS enrolled in the Epilepsy Genetics Research Program at The University of Melbourne, Austin Health, who died after fever-associated status epilepticus...
March 22, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320070/dexpramipexole-improves-bioenergetics-and-outcome-in-experimental-stroke
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Mirko Muzzi, Elisabetta Gerace, Daniela Buonvicino, Elisabetta Coppi, Francesco Resta, Laura Formentini, Riccardo Zecchi, Laura Tigli, Daniele Guasti, Martina Ferri, Emidio Camaioni, Alessio Masi, Domenico E Pellegrini-Giampietro, Guido Mannaioni, Daniele Bani, Anna M Pugliese, Alberto Chiarugi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of dexpramipexole, a drug recently tested in ALS patients able to bind F1Fo ATP synthase and increase mitochondrial ATP production, on experimental ischemic brain injury. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The effects of dexpramipexole on bioenergetics, Ca(2+) fluxes, electrophysiological functions and death were evaluated in primary neural cultures and hippocampal slices exposed to oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD). The drug's impact on infarct volumes and neurological functions was also evaluated in mice subjected to proximal or distal MCAo...
March 20, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316166/-analgesic-effect-and-related-mechanism-of-peripheral-acupoints-electroacupuncture-on-superficial-partial-thickness-burn-rats
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X Sun, Z R Wei, Z Xiao
Objective: To observe the analgesic effect and related mechanism of peripheral acupoints electroacupuncture on superficial partial-thickness burn rats. Methods: Eighty SD rats were divided into sham injury group (SI), pure burn group (PB), electroacupuncture group (E), and sham electroacupuncture group (SE) according to the random number table, with 20 rats in each group. Right posterior leg of rats in group SI were sham injured, while superficial partial-thickness scald (hereinafter referred to as burn) model was reproduced on the right posterior leg of rats in the latter three groups...
March 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302234/tuberculous-dactylitis-with-concomitant-thyroid-involvement-a-rare-presentation-of-childhood-tuberculosis
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Sobia Qamar, Farrah Naz, Samia Naz, Iftikhar Ejaz
Extrapulmonary tuberculosis rarely presents as thyroid involvement along with other manifestations, and poses a diagnostic challenge on account of paucibacillary nature of disease. In general, the diagnosis of tuberculosis is based on epidemiological risk factors, clinical features, imaging studies, in addition to a positive skin testing or Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA). A 14-year boy presented with history of fever and weight loss for one year. On examination, he had painful swelling of fingers and toes along with a painless thyroid nodule and squint...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292200/therapeutic-effects-of-methionine-sulfoximine-in-multiple-diseases-include-and-extend-beyond-inhibition-of-glutamine-synthetase
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William S A Brusilow, Tyler J Peters
Methionine sulfoximine (MSO), a well-characterized inhibitor of glutamine synthetase, displays significant therapeutic benefits in animal models for several human diseases. This amino acid might therefore be a viable candidate for drug development to treat diseases for which there are few effective therapies. Areas covered: We describe the effects of MSO on brain swelling occurring in overt hepatic encephalopathy resulting from liver failure, the effects of MSO on excitotoxic damage involved in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or resulting from stroke, and the effects of MSO on a model for an inflammatory immune response involved in a range of diseases...
March 15, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290606/3-daidzein-sulfonate-sodium-inhibits-neuronal-apoptosis-induced-by-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion
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Ruizhen Liu, Xinming Zhong, Jing Zeng, Zhihua Huang, Xiao Li, Hai Xiao, Qin Chen, Dongliang Li
This study aimed to observe the effects of 3'-daidzein sulfonate sodium (DSS) on ischemia-reperfusion-induced brain injury and to analyze the mechanisms responsible for neuronal apoptosis. Focal ischemias were induced in male Sprague-Dawley rats using middle cerebral artery occlusion. The rats were divided into 5 groups based on sham surgery or real occlusion, and treatment with different doses of DSS (0.5, 1.0 and 2.0 mg/kg) or normal saline (model group), injected preoperatively into the rats with cerebral occlusion...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285745/experimental-measurements-and-mathematical-modeling-towards-quantification-of-brain-swelling-stress
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Stelios Angeli, Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos
Traumatic brain injury results in brain tissue swelling which can be a life threatening condition due to skull confinement. While previous efforts successfully measured the exhibited volume change in brain tissue swelling, no data exist to provide information about the exhibited stresses. In this study, confined compression mechanical testing was employed to measure swelling stress in murine brain tissue samples by varying the ionic concentration of the bathing solutions. Subsequently, computer simulations of the experimental protocol were employed to confirm a triphasic mathematical model describing the effect and provide insights into the experimental data...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284974/mevalonolactone-disrupts-mitochondrial-functions-and-induces-permeability-transition-pore-opening-in-rat-brain-mitochondria-implications-for-the-pathogenesis-of-mevalonic-aciduria
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Cristiane Cecatto, Alexandre Umpierrez Amaral, Janaína Camacho da Silva, Alessandro Wajner, Kálita Dos Santos Godoy, Rafael Teixeira Ribeiro, Aline de Mello Gonçalves, Carmen Regla Vargas, Moacir Wajner
Mevalonic aciduria (MVA) is caused by severe deficiency of mevalonic kinase activity leading to tissue accumulation and high urinary excretion of mevalonic acid (MA) and mevalonolactone (ML). Patients usually present severe neurologic symptoms whose pathophysiology is poorly known. Here, we tested the hypothesis that the major accumulating metabolites are toxic by investigating the in vitro effects of MA and ML on important mitochondrial functions in rat brain and liver mitochondria. ML, but not MA, markedly decreased mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm), NAD(P)H content and the capacity to retain Ca(2+) in the brain, besides inducing mitochondrial swelling...
March 8, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283882/aquaporin-4-as-a-new-target-against-methamphetamine-induced-brain-alterations-focus-on-the-neurogliovascular-unit-and-motivational-behavior
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Ricardo Alexandre Leitão, José Sereno, João Miguel Castelhano, Sónia Isabel Gonçalves, Vanessa Coelho-Santos, Carlos Fontes-Ribeiro, Miguel Castelo-Branco, Ana Paula Silva
Methamphetamine (METH) abuse/misuse is a worldwide problem, and despite extensive characterization of its neurotoxicity over the last years, many questions remain unanswered. Recently, it was shown that METH compromises the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and causes a disturbance in the water homeostasis leading to brain edema. Importantly, water transport at BBB is regulated by water channels, aquaporins (AQPs), with AQP4 being expressed in astrocytic end-feet surrounding brain endothelium. Thus, the main goal of this work was to unravel the role of AQP4 under conditions of METH consumption...
March 10, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274022/use-of-dexmedetomidine-in-patients-undergoing-craniotomies
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Nalini Jadhav, Nilesh Wasekar, Vinayak Wagaskar, Bharati Kondwilkar, Rajesh Patil
INTRODUCTION: The neuroanaesthesia ensures stable perioperative cerebral haemodynamics, avoids sudden rise in intracranial pressure and prevents acute brain swelling. The clinical characteristics of dexmeditomidine make this intravenous agent a potentially attractive adjunct for neuroanaesthesia and in the neurological intensive care unit. AIM: This study aimed to assess the effect of dexmedetomidine on intraoperative haemodynamic stability and to assess the intraoperative requirements of analgesic and other anaesthetic agents, and also to assess postoperative sedation, respiratory depression and any other side effects of dexmedetomidine as compared to placebo...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269601/compensation-of-pulsation-artifacts-during-optical-imaging-with-and-without-cranial-chamber
#12
Alejandro Romero-Santiago, Philipp Flotho, Karsten Schwerdtfeger, Jacek Szczygielski, Matthias Hulser, Lars Haab, Daniel J Strauss
Functional Optical Imaging (OI) through the opened skull forms a group of Neuroimaging techniques characterized by a high temporal and spatial resolution on a meso-to macroscopic scale. State of the art OI experiments are generally difficult to execute, with a very timely surgical preparation preceding the experiment, that requires a skilled surgeon to mount a sealed imaging chamber onto the skull. The chamber reduces brain pulsation artifacts and swelling of the brain through movement restriction. In this work, we present preliminary results of a novel approach that does not rely on the usage of an imaging chamber with the goal to facilitate heavily the surgical animal preparation and to allow straightforward joint Electroencephalography - Optical Imaging recordings in the future...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264905/perforin-expression-by-cd8-t-cells-is-sufficient-to-cause-fatal-brain-edema-during-experimental-cerebral-malaria
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Matthew Huggins, Holly L Johnson, Fang Jin, Aurelie N'Songo, Lisa M Hanson, Stephanie J LaFrance, Noah S Butler, John T Harty, Aaron J Johnson
Human cerebral malaria (HCM) is a serious complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection. The most severe outcomes for patients include coma, permanent neurological deficits, and death. Recently, a large-scale magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study in humans identified brain swelling as the most prominent predictor of fatal HCM. Therefore, in this study we sought to define the mechanism controlling brain edema through the use of the murine experimental cerebral malaria (ECM) model. Specifically, we investigated the ability of CD8 T cells to initiate brain edema during ECM...
March 6, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262948/swelling-induced-chloride-current-in-glioblastoma-proliferation-migration-and-invasion
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Raymond Wong, Wenliang Chen, Xiao Zhong, James T Rutka, Zhong-Ping Feng, Hong-Shuo Sun
Glioblastoma (GBM) remains as the most common and aggressive brain tumor. The survival of GBM has been linked to the aberrant activation of swelling-induced chloride current ICl,swell . In this study, we investigated the effects of ICl,swell on cell viability, proliferation and migration in the human GBM cell lines, U251 and U87, using a combination of patch clamp electrophysiology, MTT, colony formation, wound healing assays and Western immunoblotting. First, we showed that the specific inhibitor of ICl,swell , DCPIB, potently reduced the ICl,swell in U87 cells...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258567/aquaporins-in-nervous-system
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Mengmeng Xu, Ming Xiao, Shao Li, Baoxue Yang
Aquaporins (AQPs ) mediate water flux between the four distinct water compartments in the central nervous system (CNS). In the present chapter, we mainly focus on the expression and function of the 9 AQPs expressed in the CNS, which include five members of aquaporin subfamily: AQP1, AQP4, AQP5, AQP6, and AQP8; three members of aquaglyceroporin subfamily: AQP3, AQP7, and AQP9; and one member of superaquaporin subfamily: AQP11. In addition, AQP1, AQP2 and AQP4 expressed in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) are also reviewed...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255863/genistein-inhibited-ammonia-induced-astrocyte-swelling-by-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-mediated-nitric-oxide-formation
#16
Hongliang Dai, Guizhi Jia, Wei Wang, Chunguang Liang, Siyu Han, Minghui Chu, Xifan Mei
Our previous study has indicated the involvement of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) transactivation in ammonia-induced astrocyte swelling, which represents a major pathogenesis of brain edema in hepatic encephalopathy. In this study, we examined the effect of genistein, a naturally occurred broad-spectrum protein tyrosine kinase (PTK) inhibitor, on ammonia-induced cell swelling. We found that genistein pretreatment significantly prevented ammonia-induced astrocyte swelling. Mechanistically, ammonia triggered EGFR/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) association and subsequent ERK phosphorylation were alleviated by genistein pretreatment...
March 3, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254815/ephrinb2-activation-enhances-vascular-repair-mechanisms-and-reduces-brain-swelling-after-mild-cerebral-ischemia
#17
Adnan Ghori, Florian B Freimann, Melina Nieminen-Kehlä, Irina Kremenetskaia, Karen Gertz, Matthias Endres, Peter Vajkoczy
OBJECTIVE: Cerebral edema caused by the disruption of the blood-brain barrier is a major complication after stroke. Therefore, strategies to accelerate and enhance neurovascular recovery after stroke are of prime interest. Our main aim was to study the role of ephrinB2/EphB4 signaling in mediating the vascular repair and in blood-brain barrier restoration after mild cerebral ischemia occlusion/reperfusion. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Here, we show that the guidance molecule ephrinB2 plays a key role in neurovascular protection and blood-brain barrier restoration after stroke...
March 2, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227858/compensation-of-pulsation-artifacts-during-optical-imaging-with-and-without-cranial-chamber
#18
Alejandro Romero-Santiago, Philipp Flotho, Karsten Schwerdtfeger, Jacek Szczygielski, Matthias Hulser, Lars Haab, Daniel J Strauss, Alejandro Romero-Santiago, Philipp Flotho, Karsten Schwerdtfeger, Jacek Szczygielski, Matthias Hulser, Lars Haab, Daniel J Strauss, Daniel J Strauss, Alejandro Romero-Santiago, Jacek Szczygielski, Karsten Schwerdtfeger, Philipp Flotho, Lars Haab, Matthias Hulser
Functional Optical Imaging (OI) through the opened skull forms a group of Neuroimaging techniques characterized by a high temporal and spatial resolution on a meso-to macroscopic scale. State of the art OI experiments are generally difficult to execute, with a very timely surgical preparation preceding the experiment, that requires a skilled surgeon to mount a sealed imaging chamber onto the skull. The chamber reduces brain pulsation artifacts and swelling of the brain through movement restriction. In this work, we present preliminary results of a novel approach that does not rely on the usage of an imaging chamber with the goal to facilitate heavily the surgical animal preparation and to allow straightforward joint Electroencephalography - Optical Imaging recordings in the future...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224477/genistein-alleviates-neuroinflammation-and-restores-cognitive-function-in-rat-model-of-hepatic-encephalopathy-underlying-mechanisms
#19
Ajaz Ahmad Ganai, Mohammad Husain
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a neuropsychiatric syndrome resulting from acute liver failure. Previously, we demonstrated hepatoprotective effects of genistein in D-galactosamine (D-GalN)-induced fulminant hepatic failure (FHF). In this study, we evaluated behavioural and neuroprotective effects of genistein in rat model of HE. HE was induced by intraperitonial administration of D-GalN (250 mg/kg BW) twice a week for 30 days Genistein was given as co-treatment through oral gavage daily at dose of 5 mg/kg BW...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217380/parasagittal-meningiomas-our-surgical-experience-and-the-reconstruction-technique-of-the-superior-sagittal-sinus
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Alessandro Ricci, Hambra Di Vitantonio, Danilo De Paulis, Mattia Del Maestro, Massimo Gallieni, Soheila Raysi Dechcordi, Sara Marzi, Renato Juan Galzio
BACKGROUND: The radical resection of parasagittal meningiomas without complications and recurrences is the goal of the neurosurgeon. Nowadays, different managements are proposed. This study describes our surgical technique during the lesional excision and the reconstruction of the superior sagittal sinus (SSS). METHODS: The total removal (Simpson I and II) of parasagittal meningiomas (WHO grade I and II) was obtained in 75 patients from September 2000 to January 2010...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
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