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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448148/large-inter-rater-variability-on-eeg-reactivity-is-improved-by-a-novel-quantitative-method
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Christophe Henri Valdemar Duez, Mads Qvist Ebbesen, Krisztina Benedek, Martin Fabricius, Mary Doreen Atkins, Sandor Beniczky, Troels W Kjaer, Hans Kirkegaard, Birger Johnsen
OBJECTIVE: To assess inter-rater agreement on EEG-reactivity (EEG-R) in comatose patients and compare it with a quantitative method (QEEG-R). METHODS: Six 30-s stimulation epochs (noxious, visual and auditory) were performed during EEG on 19 neurosurgical and 11 cardiac arrest patients. Six experts analysed EEGs for reactivity using their habitual methods. QEEG-R was defined as present if ≥2/6 epochs were reactive (stimulation/rest power ratio exceeding noise level)...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444081/alpha-desynchronization-synchronization-during-working-memory-testing-is-compromised-in-acute-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-mtbi
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Xianghong Arakaki, Michael Shoga, Lianyang Li, George Zouridakis, Thao Tran, Alfred N Fonteh, Jessica Dawlaty, Robert Goldweber, Janice M Pogoda, Michael G Harrington
Diagnosing and monitoring recovery of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is challenging because of the lack of objective, quantitative measures. Diagnosis is based on description of injuries often not witnessed, subtle neurocognitive symptoms, and neuropsychological testing. Since working memory (WM) is at the center of cognitive functions impaired in mTBI, this study was designed to define objective quantitative electroencephalographic (qEEG) measures of WM processing that may correlate with cognitive changes associated with acute mTBI...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414138/comparative-sensitivity-of-quantitative-eeg-qeeg-spectrograms-for-detecting-seizure-subtypes
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Ajay Goenka, Alexis Boro, Elissa Yozawitz
PURPOSE: To assess the sensitivity of Persyst version 12 QEEG spectrograms to detect focal, focal with secondarily generalized, and generalized onset seizures. METHODS: A cohort of 562 seizures from 58 patients was analyzed. Successive recordings with 2 or more seizures during continuous EEG monitoring for clinical indications in the ICU or EMU between July 2016 and January 2017 were included. Patient ages ranged from 5 to 64 years (mean = 36 years). There were 125 focal seizures, 187 secondarily generalized and 250 generalized seizures from 58 patients analyzed...
January 25, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379037/detection-of-time-frequency-and-direction-resolved-communication-within-brain-networks
#4
Barry Crouch, Linda Sommerlade, Peter Veselcic, Gernot Riedel, Björn Schelter, Bettina Platt
Electroencephalography (EEG) records fast-changing neuronal signalling and communication and thus can offer a deep understanding of cognitive processes. However, traditional data analyses which employ the Fast-Fourier Transform (FFT) have been of limited use as they do not allow time- and frequency-resolved tracking of brain activity and detection of directional connectivity. Here, we applied advanced qEEG tools using autoregressive (AR) modelling, alongside traditional approaches, to murine data sets from common research scenarios: (a) the effect of age on resting EEG; (b) drug actions on non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep EEG (pharmaco-EEG); and (c) dynamic EEG profiles during correct vs incorrect spontaneous alternation responses in the Y-maze...
January 29, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283290/real-time-quantitative-monitoring-of-cerebral-blood-flow-by-laser-speckle-contrast-imaging-after-cardiac-arrest-with-targeted-temperature-management
#5
Junyun He, Hongyang Lu, Leanne Young, Ruoxian Deng, Daniel Callow, Shanbao Tong, Xiaofeng Jia
Brain injury is the main cause of mortality and morbidity after cardiac arrest (CA). Changes in cerebral blood flow (CBF) after reperfusion are associated with brain injury and recovery. To characterize the relative CBF (rCBF) after CA, 14 rats underwent 7 min asphyxia-CA and were randomly treated with 6 h post-resuscitation normothermic (36.5-37.5℃) or hypothermic- (3-234℃) targeted temperature management (TTM) (N = 7). rCBF was monitored by a laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) technique. Brain recovery was evaluated by neurologic deficit score (NDS) and quantitative EEG - information quantity (qEEG-IQ)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224411/change-in-quantitative-eeg-theta-cordance-as-a-potential-predictor-of-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-clinical-outcome-in-major-depressive-disorder
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Aimee M Hunter, Thien X Nghiem, Ian A Cook, David E Krantz, Michael J Minzenberg, Andrew F Leuchter
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has demonstrated efficacy in major depressive disorder (MDD), although clinical outcome is variable. Change in the resting-state quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG), particularly in theta cordance early in the course of treatment, has been linked to antidepressant medication outcomes but has not been examined extensively in clinical rTMS. This study examined change in theta cordance over the first week of clinical rTMS and sought to identify a biomarker that would predict outcome at the end of 6 weeks of treatment...
November 1, 2017: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214652/pharmacology-in-translation-the-preclinical-and-early-clinical-profile-of-the-novel-%C3%AE-2-3-functionally-selective-gabaa-receptor-positive-allosteric-modulator-pf-06372865
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Sarah A Nickolls, Rachel Gurrell, Guido van Amerongen, Juha Kammonen, Lishuang Cao, Adam R Brown, Clara Stead, Andy Mead, Christine Watson, Cathleen Hsu, Robert M Owen, Andy Pike, Rebecca L Fish, Laigao Chen, Ruolun Qiu, Evan D Morris, Gang Feng, Mark Whitlock, Donal Gorman, Joop van Gerven, David S Reynolds, Pinky Dua, Richard P Butt
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Benzodiazepines (BZDs), non-selective positive allosteric modulators (PAMs) of GABAA receptors, have significant side-effects that limit their clinical utility. As many of these side-effects are mediated by the α1 subunit there has been a concerted effort to develop α2/3 subtype-selective PAMs. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: In vitro screening assays were used to identify molecules with functional selectivity for receptors containing α2/3 subunits over those containing α1 subunits...
December 7, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213487/traumatic-brain-injury-an-eeg-point-of-view
#8
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Jéssica Natuline Ianof, Renato Anghinah
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a silent epidemic. Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) causes brain injury that results in electrophysiologic abnormalities visible on electroencephalography (EEG) recordings. The purpose of this brief review was to discuss the importance of EEG findings in traumatic brain injury. Relevant articles published during the 1996-2016 period were retrieved from Medline (PubMed). The keywords were in English and included "traumatic brain injury", "EEG" and "quantitative EEG". We found 460 articles, analyzed 52 and selected 13 articles...
January 2017: Dementia & Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197598/effect-of-sedation-on-quantitative-electroencephalography-after-cardiac-arrest
#9
Callie M Drohan, Alessandra I Cardi, Jon C Rittenberger, Alexandra Popescu, Clifton W Callaway, Maria E Baldwin, Jonathan Elmer
BACKGROUND: Electroencephalography (EEG) has clinical and prognostic importance after cardiac arrest (CA). Recently, interest in quantitative EEG (qEEG) analysis has grown. The qualitative effects of sedation on EEG are well known, but potentially confounding effects of sedatives on qEEG after anoxic injury are poorly characterized. We hypothesize that sedation increases suppression ratio (SR) and decreases alpha/delta ratio (ADR) and amplitude-integrated EEG (aEEG), and that the magnitude of sedation effects will be associated with outcome...
November 29, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197198/cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-in-patients-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd-a-narrative-review
#10
Marina Šagud, Nenad Jakšić, Bjanka Vuksan-Ćusa, Mladen Lončar, Ivana Lončar, Alma Mihaljević Peleš, Davor Miličić, Miro Jakovljević
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a chronic condition related to severe stress and trauma. There is a mounting evidence about increased prevalence and mortality from cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in patients with PTSD. This review summarizes the current data on possible relations between PTSD and increased risks of CVD, including biological, psychological and behavioral factors. Biological factors refer to increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS), hypertension, elevation of pro-inflammatory cytokines and homocysteine levels...
December 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172703/quantitative-eeg-parameters-for-prediction-of-outcome-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-development-study
#11
Antti Tolonen, Mika O K Särkelä, Riikka S K Takala, Ari Katila, Janek Frantzén, Jussi P Posti, Markus Müller, Mark van Gils, Olli Tenovuo
Monitoring of quantitative EEG (QEEG) parameters in the intensive care unit (ICU) can aid in the treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients by complementing visual EEG review done by an expert. We performed an explorative study investigating the prognostic value of 59 QEEG parameters in predicting the outcome of patients with severe TBI. Continuous EEG recordings were done on 28 patients with severe TBI in the ICU of Turku University Hospital. We computed a set of QEEG parameters for each patient, and correlated these to patient outcome, measured by dichotomized Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS) at a follow-up visit between 6 and 12 months, using area under receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) as a nonlinear correlation measure...
November 1, 2017: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163341/effects-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-transcranial-pulsed-current-stimulation-and-their-combination-on-brain-oscillations-in-patients-with-chronic-visceral-pain-a-pilot-crossover-randomized-controlled-study
#12
Aurore Thibaut, Cristina Russo, Aura Maria Hurtado-Puerto, Jorge Leon Morales-Quezada, Alícia Deitos, John Christopher Petrozza, Steven Freedman, Felipe Fregni
Objective: Chronic visceral pain (CVP) syndromes are persistently painful disorders with a remarkable lack of effective treatment options. This study aimed at evaluating the effects of different neuromodulation techniques in patients with CVP on cortical activity, through electreocephalography (EEG) and on pain perception, through clinical tests. Design: A pilot crossover randomized controlled study. Settings: Out-patient. Subjects: Adults with CVP (>3 months)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119593/prediction-of-cognitive-worsening-in-de-novo-parkinson-s-disease-clinical-use-of-biomarkers
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Dario Arnaldi, Fabrizio De Carli, Francesco Famà, Andrea Brugnolo, Nicola Girtler, Agnese Picco, Matteo Pardini, Jennifer Accardo, Luca Proietti, Federico Massa, Matteo Bauckneht, Silvia Morbelli, Gianmario Sambuceti, Flavio Nobili
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment is a frequent and disabling feature of Parkinson's disease. Identifying the factors able to predict cognitive worsening since the early stage may improve disease management. The objective of this study was to define the best predictors of future cognitive worsening in a group of patients with newly diagnosed PD and to propose cutoff values potentially useful at the individual level. METHODS: Fifty-four consecutive drug-naive patients with de novo PD were prospectively evaluated by clinical and neuropsychological assessment, resting EEG, and (123) I-FP-CIT-SPECT and clinically classified into mainly motor, diffuse/malignant, and intermediate PD subtypes; they were then followed up for an average of 5 years...
November 9, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081420/qeeg-based-neural-correlates-of-decision-making-in-a-well-trained-eight-year-old-chess-player
#14
Abolfazl Alipour, Sahar Seifzadeh, Hadi Aligholi, Mohammad Nami
The neurocognitive substrates of decision making (DM) in the context of chess has appealed to researchers' interest for decades. Expert and beginner chess players are hypothesized to employ different brain functional networks when involved in episodes of critical DM upon chess. Cognitive capacities including, but not restricted to pattern recognition, visuospatial search, reasoning, planning and DM are perhaps the key determinants of rewarding and judgmental decisions in chess. Meanwhile, the precise neural correlates of DM in this context has largely remained elusive...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063783/iron-therapy-substantially-restores-qeeg-maturational-lag-among-iron-deficient-anemic-infants
#15
Gloria A Otero, Thalía Fernández, F Bernardo Pliego-Rivero, Gustavo G Mendieta
OBJECTIVE: To use quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG) to assess the impact of iron-deficiency anemia on central nervous system maturation in the first year of life. METHOD: Twenty-five infants (3-12 months old) presenting ferropenic anemia (IDA) and 25 healthy controls (CTL1), matched by age/gender with the former, were studied in two stages. Electroencephalogram during spontaneous sleep was recorded from all participants; the fast Fourier transform was calculated to obtain absolute power (AP) and relative power (RP) qEEG measures...
October 24, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034646/index-of-theta-alpha-ratio-of-the-quantitative-electroencephalogram-in-alzheimer-s-disease-a-case-control-study
#16
Golshan Fahimi, Seyed Mahmoud Tabatabaei, Elnaz Fahimi, Hamid Rajebi
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder in human beings associated with cognitive, behavioral and motor impairments. The main symptom of AD is dementia, which causes difficulties in carrying out daily practices. Brain waves are altered in people with AD. Relative indices of brain waves can be beneficial in the diagnosis of AD. In this case-control study, 50 patients with AD and 50 matched healthy individuals were enrolled in case and control groups respectively. With recording and analyzing of brain waves with the utilization of quantitative electroencephalogram (QEEG), index of theta/alpha ratio was assessed in both groups...
August 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976896/response-to-pharmacological-treatment-in-major-depression-predicted-by-electroencephalographic-alpha-power-a-pilot-naturalistic-study
#17
Sevdalina S Kandilarova, Kiril V Terziyski, Aneliya I Draganova, Drozdstoy S Stoyanov, Valentin H Akabaliev, Stefan S Kostianev
BACKGROUND: Pharmacological treatment of depression is currently led by the trial and error principle mainly because of lack of reliable biomarkers. Earlier findings suggest that baseline alpha power and asymmetry could differentiate between responders and non-responders to specific antidepressants. AIM: The current study investigated quantitative electroencephalographic (QEEG) measures before and early in treatment as potential response predictors to various antidepressants in a naturalistic sample of depressed patients...
September 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971055/a-preliminary-study-on-qeeg-in-burn-patients-with-chronic-pruritus
#18
Fiorella K Miraval, Vivian L Shie, Leon Morales-Quezada, Carolina Santiago, Bianca Fernandes-Marcondes, Deborah Nadler, Colleen M Ryan, Jeffrey C Schneider, Felipe Fregni
OBJECTIVE: To explore and determine the reorganizational changes in the cortical neural circuits associated with pruritis, this study was undertaken to compare the electroencephalography (EEG) changes in burn patients having primary symptoms of chronic itching (pruritis) and their paired healthy subjects. METHODS: Eight subjects were recruited for this exploratory pilot study: 4 patients with pruritus after burn injury matched by gender and age with 4 healthy subjects...
August 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968458/acute-single-channel-eeg-predictors-of-cognitive-function-after-stroke
#19
Anna Aminov, Jeffrey M Rogers, Stuart J Johnstone, Sandy Middleton, Peter H Wilson
BACKGROUND: Early and accurate identification of factors that predict post-stroke cognitive outcome is important to set realistic targets for rehabilitation and to guide patients and their families accordingly. However, behavioral measures of cognition are difficult to obtain in the acute phase of recovery due to clinical factors (e.g. fatigue) and functional barriers (e.g. language deficits). The aim of the current study was to test whether single channel wireless EEG data obtained acutely following stroke could predict longer-term cognitive function...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918162/how-high-level-of-anxiety-in-panic-disorder-can-interfere-in-working-memory-a-computer-simulation-and-electrophysiological-investigation
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Luiza Wanick Di Giorgio Silva, Danielle Aprigio, Jesse Di Giacomo, Mariana Gongora, Henning Budde, Juliana Bittencourt, Mauricio Cagy, Silmar Teixeira, Pedro Ribeiro, Marcele Regine de Carvalho, Rafael Freire, Antonio Egidio Nardi, Luis Fernando Basile, Bruna Velasques
Panic disorder (PD) is characterized by repeated and unexpected attacks of intense anxiety, which are not restricted to a determined situation or circumstance. The coherence function has been used to investigate the communication among brain structures through the quantitative EEG (qEEG). The objective of this study is to analyze if there is a difference in frontoparietal gamma coherence (GC) between panic disorder patients (PDP) and healthy controls (HC) during the Visual oddball paradigm; and verify if high levels of anxiety (produced by a computer simulation) affect PDP's working memory...
December 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
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