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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429381/the-structural-connectome-of-children-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Marsh Königs, L W Ernest van Heurn, Roel Bakx, R Jeroen Vermeulen, J Carel Goslings, Bwee Tien Poll-The, Marleen van der Wees, Coriene E Catsman-Berrevoets, Jaap Oosterlaan, Petra J W Pouwels
This study aimed to investigate the impact of mild to severe pediatric TBI on the structural connectome. Children aged 8-14 years with trauma control (TC) injury (n = 27) were compared to children with mild TBI and risk factors for complicated TBI (mild(RF+) , n = 20) or moderate/severe TBI (n = 16) at 2.8 years post-injury. Probabilistic tractography on diffusion tensor imaging data was used in combination with graph theory to study structural connectivity. Functional outcome was measured using neurocognitive tests and parent and teacher questionnaires for behavioral functioning...
April 21, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429236/the-course-of-headache-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-headache-due-to-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Chang-Ki Hong, Jin-Yang Joo, Yu Shik Shim, Sook Young Sim, Min A Kwon, Yong Bae Kim, Joonho Chung
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the long-term course of headache in patients with moderate-to-severe headache due to traumatic brain injury (TBI). We evaluated the course of headache in patients with moderate-to-severe headache due to mild TBI. METHODS: Since September 2009, patients with TBI prospectively rated their headache using a numeric rating scale (NRS). From the database containing 935 patients with TBI between September 2009 and December 2013, 259 patients were included according to following criteria: (1) newly onset moderate-to-severe headache (NRS ≥ 4) due to head trauma; (2) age ≥ 15 years; (3) Glasgow Coma Scale ≥ 13; (4) transient loss of consciousness ≤ 30 min; and (5) radiographic evaluation, such as computed tomography or magnetic resonance image...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424745/distinguishing-the-unique-neuropathological-profile-of-blast-polytrauma
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W Brad Hubbard, Shaylen Greenberg, Carly Norris, Joseph Eck, Erin Lavik, Pamela VandeVord
Traumatic brain injury sustained after blast exposure (blast-induced TBI) has recently been documented as a growing issue for military personnel. Incidence of injury to organs such as the lungs has decreased, though current epidemiology still causes a great public health burden. In addition, unprotected civilians sustain primary blast lung injury (PBLI) at alarming rates. Often, mild-to-moderate cases of PBLI are survivable with medical intervention, which creates a growing population of survivors of blast-induced polytrauma (BPT) with symptoms from blast-induced mild TBI (mTBI)...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421376/using-the-stopbang-questionnaire-and-other-pre-test-probability-tools-to-predict-osa-in-younger-thinner-patients-referred-to-a-sleep-medicine-clinic
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Michael J McMahon, Karen L Sheikh, Teotimo F Andrada, Aaron B Holley
BACKGROUND: The STOPBANG questionnaire is used to predict the presence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We sought to assess the performance of the STOPBANG questionnaire in younger, thinner patients referred to a sleep medicine clinic. METHODS: We applied the STOPBANG questionnaire to patients referred for level I polysomnography (PSG) at our sleep center. We calculated likelihood ratios and area under the receiver operator characteristic (AUROC) curve and performed sensitivity analyses...
April 19, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417612/fatigue-and-its-relationship-to-physical-activity-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-traumatic-brain-injury-a-cross-sectional-study
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Frederike van Markus-Doornbosch, Jorit Meesters, Laurika Kraaij, Ron Wolterbeek, Thea Vliet Vlieland
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be impaired leading to secondary health issues and limitations in participation. AIM: This study aims to determine the level of PA and its determinants in adolescents and young adults with TBI. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey study. SETTING: Outpatient clinic of a rehabilitation centre. POPULATION: Discharged patients aged 12-39 years with a diagnosis of TBI >6 months treated in the rehabilitation centre between 2009-2012...
April 14, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416072/-a-scandinavian-guideline-for-initial-management-of-minimal-mild-and-moderate-head-trauma-in-children
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Christina Rosenlund, Christina Engel Høi-Hansen, Kaare Engell Lundstrøm, Alfred Peter Born, Ole Pedersen, Ramona Åstrand
The Scandinavian Neurotrauma Committee has recently published an evidence- and consensus-based guideline for the management of minor and moderate head trauma in children. They aim is to select children for computed tomography (CT) scan, observation or early discharge, with the attempt to reduce the number of CT scans in children without missing any significant intracranial injury in need for treatment. A flow chart of the guidelines and a help sheet has been developed for clinical use. Suggestions for in-hospital observation and parental information are also presented...
April 3, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404098/screening-for-liver-fibrosis-in-the-general-population-a-call-for-action
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Pere Ginès, Isabel Graupera, Frank Lammert, Paolo Angeli, Llorenç Caballeria, Aleksander Krag, I Neil Guha, S Darwish Murad, Laurent Castera
Liver cirrhosis is one of the main causes of death and disability-adjusted life-years worldwide. Generally, cirrhosis develops after a long period of liver-cell injury that leads to the deposition of collagen, leading to progressive fibrosis and nodule formation in the liver tissue. Most patients are diagnosed in late stages when liver decompensation or liver cancer develops. The diagnosis is rarely made in early stages-when liver fibrosis is mild to moderate but cirrhosis is not yet established-because the disease is asymptomatic...
November 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398926/early-systolic-dysfunction-following-traumatic-brain-injury-a-cohort-study
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Vijay Krishnamoorthy, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Edward F Gibbons, Frederick P Rivara, Nancy R Temkin, Crystal Pontius, Kevin Luk, Morgan Graves, Danielle Lozier, Nophanan Chaikittisilpa, Taniga Kiatchai, Monica S Vavilala
OBJECTIVE: Prior studies have suggested that traumatic brain injury may affect cardiac function. Our study aims were to determine the frequency, longitudinal course, and admission risk factors for systolic dysfunction in patients with moderate-severe traumatic brain injury. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Level 1 trauma center. MEASUREMENTS: Transthoracic echocardiogram within 1 day and over the first week after moderate-severe traumatic brain injury; transthoracic echocardiogram within 1 day after mild traumatic brain injury (comparison group)...
April 10, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397408/effect-of-oxygen-affinity-of-liposome-encapsulated-hemoglobin-on-cerebral-ischemia-and-reperfusion-as-detected-by-positron-emission-tomography-in-nonhuman-primates
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Akira T Kawaguchi, Mariko Yamano, Munetaka Haida, Hiroyuki Ohba, Takeharu Kakiuchi, Hideo Tsukada
We tested a hypothesis that liposome-encapsulated hemoglobin (LEH) with high oxygen (O2 ) affinity (h-LEH, P50 O2  = 10 mm Hg) may work better than LEH with low O2 affinity (l-LEH, P50 O2  = 40 mm Hg) in cerebral ischemia and reperfusion injury using positron emission tomography (PET) in primates undergoing middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion and reperfusion. Cerebral blood flow (CBF), O2 extract fraction (OEF), and cerebral metabolic rate of O2 (CMRO2 ) were successively determined by PET before ischemia, at 2 h of ischemia, immediately after reperfusion, and 3 h after reperfusion...
April 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392950/diffuse-subcutaneous-emphysema-and-pneumomediastinum-secondary-to-a-minor-blunt-chest-trauma
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Maximilian Andreas Storz, Eric P Heymann, Aristomenis K Exadaktylos
Full medical evaluation is paramount for all trauma patients. Minor traumas are often overlooked, as they are thought to bear low injury potential. In this case report, we describe the case of a 48-year-old man presenting to our Emergency Department with mild to moderate right-sided shoulder and scapular pain following a fall from his own height ten days previously. Clinical and paraclinical investigations (CT) revealed diffuse right shoulder pain, with crepitations on palpation of the neck, right shoulder, and right lateral chest wall...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390509/pathophysiology-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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Kirsty J Dixon
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has become the signature injury of the military conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan and also has a high rate of occurrence in civilian populations in the United States. Although the effects of a moderate to severe brain injury have been investigated for decades, the chronic effects of single and repetitive mild TBI are just beginning to be investigated. Data suggest that the different types and severities of TBI have unique long-term outcomes and thus may represent different types of diseases...
May 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388862/increased-expression-of-epileptiform-spike-wave-discharges-one-year-after-mild-moderate-or-severe-fluid-percussion-brain-injury-in-rats
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Thomas Joseph Sick, Joseph Wasserman, Amade Bregy, Justin Sick, W Dalton Dietrich, Helen M Bramlett
In this study, we describe increased expression of cortical epileptiform spike/wave discharges in rats 1 year after mild, moderate, or severe fluid percussion traumatic brain injury (fpTBI). Groups of rats consisted of animals that had received mild, moderate, or severe fpTBI, or sham operation 1 year earlier than electrocorticographic (ECoG) recordings. Additionally, we included a group of age-matched naïve animals. ECoG was recorded from awake animals using epidural electrodes implanted on the injured hemisphere (right), sham-operated hemisphere (right) or right hemisphere in naïve animals...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387547/rest-and-return-to-activity-after-sport-related-concussion-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Tamara C Valovich McLeod, Joy H Lewis, Kate Whelihan, Cailee E Welch Bacon
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the literature regarding rest and return to activity after sport-related concussion. DATA SOURCES: The search was conducted in the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, CINAHL, SPORTDiscus, Educational Resources Information Center, Ovid MEDLINE, and PubMed using terms related to concussion, mild traumatic brain injury, physical and cognitive rest, and return to activity. STUDY SELECTION: Studies were included if they were published in English; were original research; and evaluated the use of, compliance with, or effectiveness of physical or cognitive rest or provided empirical evidence supporting the graded return-to-activity progression...
March 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383534/the-effect-of-therapeutic-hypothermia-on-heart-rate-variability
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Z A Vesoulis, R Rao, S B Trivedi, A M Mathur
OBJECTIVE: Heart rate variability (HRV) reflects integrity of the autonomic nervous system. However, no study has investigated the impact of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) on HRV measures in infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). In this study, we evaluate the influence of temperature on measures of HRV for a group of infants with favorable outcomes, as compared with a control group of infants with unfavorable outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Term-born infants with moderate-severe HIE underwent standard TH treatment and prospective electroencephalography (EEG) and electrocardiogram (ECG) recording...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383307/the-thrombolytic-effect-of-diagnostic-ultrasound-induced-microbubble-cavitation-in-acute-carotid-thromboembolism
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Thomas R Porter, Feng Xie, John Lof, Jeffry Powers, Francois Vignon, William Shi, Matthew White
BACKGROUND: Acute ischemic stroke is often due to thromboembolism forming over ruptured atherosclerotic plaque in the carotid artery (CA). The presence of intraluminal CA thrombus is associated with a high risk of thromboembolic cerebral ischemic events. The cavitation induced by diagnostic ultrasound high mechanical index (MI) impulses applied locally during a commercially available intravenous microbubble infusion has dissolved intravascular thrombi, especially when using longer pulse durations...
April 5, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378708/first-in-vivo-traumatic-brain-injury-imaging-via-magnetic-particle-imaging
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Ryan Orendorff, Austin J Peck, Bo Zheng, Shawn N Shirazi, R Matthew Ferguson, Amit P Khandhar, Scott J Kemp, Patrick Goodwill, Kannan M Krishnan, George A Brooks, Daniela Kaufer, Steven Conolly
Emergency room visits due to traumatic brain injury (TBI) is common, but classifying the severity of the injury remains an open challenge. Some subjective methods such as the Glasgow Coma Scale attempt to classify traumatic brain injuries, as well as some imaging based modalities such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. However, to date it is still difficult to detect and monitor mild to moderate injuries. In this report, we demonstrate that the magnetic particle imaging (MPI) modality can be applied to imaging TBI events with excellent contrast...
April 5, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376701/mild-and-mild-to-moderate-traumatic-brain-injury-tbi-induced-significant-progressive-and-enduring-multiple-comorbidities
#17
Jiamei Hou, Rachel Nelson, Zachary Wilkie, Golam Mustafa, Shigeharu Tsuda, Floyd J Thompson, Prodip K Bose
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can produce life-long disabilities including anxiety, cognitive, balance, and motor deficits. The experimental model of closed head TBI (cTBI) induced by weight drop / impact acceleration is known to produce hallmark TBI injuries. However, comprehensive long-term characterization of co-morbidities induced by graded mild to mild/moderate intensities using this experimental cTBI model has not been reported. The present study used two intensities of weight drop (1.0 m and 1.25 m/450 g) to produce cTBI in a rat model to investigate initial and long-term disability of four comorbidities: anxiety, cognitive, vestibulomotor, and spinal reflex that related to spasticity...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376667/environmental-enrichment-mitigates-deficits-after-repetitive-mild-tbi
#18
Xiaxia Liu, Jianhua Qiu, Sasha Alcon, Jumana Hashim, William Meehan, Rebekah Mannix
While environmental enrichment has been shown to improve functional and histologic outcomes in preclinical moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), there is a paucity of preclinical data regarding enrichment strategies in the setting of repetitive mild traumatic brain injury (rmTBI). Given the vast numbers of athletes who sustain rmTBI, the mounting evidence of the long-term and progressive sequelae of rmTBI, and the lack of targeted therapies to mitigate these sequelae, successful enrichment interventions in rmTBI could have large public health significance...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362884/utility-of-the-aspirin-and-p2y12-response-assays-to-determine-the-effect-of-antiplatelet-agents-on-platelet-reactivity-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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Phillip V Parry, Phillip A Choi, Joshua S Bauer, David M Panczykowski, Ava M Puccio, David O Okonkwo
BACKGROUND: Premorbid antithrombotic medication may worsen intracranial injury and outcome after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Routine laboratory tests are insufficient to evaluate platelet activity. OBJECTIVE: To profile the spectrum of platelet inhibition, as measured by aspirin and P2Y12 response unit assays, in a TBI population on antiplatelet therapy. METHODS: This single-center, prospective cohort study included patients presenting to our institution between November 2010 and January 2015 with a clinical history of TBI...
January 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358868/precocious-obesity-predisposes-the-development-of-more-severe-cisplatin-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-young-adult-mice
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Rosemara S Ribeiro, Clevia S Passos, Antônio S Novaes, Edgar Maquigussa, Maria A Glória, Iria Visoná, Olinda Ykuta, Lila M Oyama, Mirian A Boim
Obesity and its consequences can damage the kidney over time. However, less is known about the impact of developing overweight/obesity during childhood on the kidney in adulthood and the renal impact of a superimposed acute kidney injury (AKI). This study evaluated the effect of obesity induced by a high-fat diet initiated soon after weaning on the adult life of mice and their response to superimposed nephrotoxic effects of cisplatin. C57BL/6 post-weaning mice (3 weeks old) were divided into a control group (CT, n = 12) and a high-fat diet group (HF, n = 12)...
2017: PloS One
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