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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077713/reversible-disruption-of-neuronal-mitochondria-by-ischemic-and-traumatic-injury-revealed-by-quantitative-two-photon-imaging-in-the-neocortex-of-anesthetized-mice
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Mikhail Kislin, Jeremy Sword, Ioulia V Fomitcheva, Deborah Croom, Evgeny Pryazhnikov, Eero Lihavainen, Dmytro Toptunov, Heikki Rauvala, Andre S Ribeiro, Leonard Khiroug, Sergei A Kirov
: Mitochondria play a variety of functional roles in cortical neurons, from metabolic support and neuroprotection to the release of cytokines that trigger apoptosis. In dendrites, mitochondrial structure is closely linked to their function, and fragmentation (fission) of the normally elongated mitochondria indicates loss of their function under pathological conditions, such as stroke and brain trauma. Using in vivo two-photon microscopy in mouse brain, we quantified mitochondrial fragmentation in a full spectrum of cortical injuries, ranging from severe to mild...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077398/mild-traumatic-brain-injury-is-associated-with-reduced-cortical-thickness-in-those-at-risk-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Jasmeet P Hayes, Mark W Logue, Naomi Sadeh, Jeffrey M Spielberg, Mieke Verfaellie, Scott M Hayes, Andrew Reagan, David H Salat, Erika J Wolf, Regina E McGlinchey, William P Milberg, Annjanette Stone, Steven A Schichman, Mark W Miller
Moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury is one of the strongest environmental risk factors for the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as late-onset Alzheimer's disease, although it is unclear whether mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, also confers risk. This study examined mild traumatic brain injury and genetic risk as predictors of reduced cortical thickness in brain regions previously associated with early Alzheimer's disease, and their relationship with episodic memory. Participants were 160 Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans between the ages of 19 and 58, many of whom carried mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder diagnoses...
January 11, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074471/the-probability-of-hospitalizations-for-mild-to-moderate-injuries-by-trauma-center-ownership-type
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Etienne E Pracht, Barbara Langland-Orban, Jessica L Ryan
OBJECTIVE: To corroborate anecdotal evidence with systematic evidence of a lower threshold for admission among for-profit hospitals. DATA SOURCES: The study used Florida emergency department and hospital discharge datasets for 2012 to 2014. The treatment variable of interest was for-profit-designated trauma center status. The dependent variable indicated whether a patient with mild-to-moderate injuries was admitted after presenting as a trauma alert and then discharged to home...
January 10, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067551/emotional-recognition-from-dynamic-facial-vocal-and-musical-expressions-following-traumatic-brain-injury
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Joanie Drapeau, Nathalie Gosselin, Isabelle Peretz, Michelle McKerral
OBJECTIVES: To assess emotion recognition from dynamic facial, vocal and musical expressions in sub-groups of adults with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) of different severities and identify possible common underlying mechanisms across domains. METHODS: Forty-one adults participated in this study: 10 with moderate-severe TBI, nine with complicated mild TBI, 11 with uncomplicated mild TBI and 11 healthy controls, who were administered experimental (emotional recognition, valence-arousal) and control tasks (emotional and structural discrimination) for each domain...
October 24, 2016: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066741/cell-therapy-for-cartilage-defects-of-the-hip
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Rodrigo Mardones, Alessio Giai Via, Claudio Jofré, José Minguell, Claudio Rodriguez, Alexander Tomic, Matias Salineros
BACKGROUND: Chondral injuries are commonly related to poor clinical outcome, but recent data showed some improvements in function and pain after hip arthroscopy. Cell-based therapies represent an appealing alternative strategy for cartilage regeneration, and interesting results have been recently reported after intra-articular injections of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). The results of hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and intra-articular injections of autologous expanded bone marrow - MSCs (BM-MSCs) are reported in this retrospective study...
July 2016: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066595/pulmonary-function-test-findings-in-patients-with-acute-inhalation-injury-caused-by-smoke-bombs
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Lu Cao, Xin-Gang Zhang, Jian-Guo Wang, Han-Bin Wang, Yi-Bing Chen, Da-Hui Zhao, Wen-Fang Shi, Li-Xin Xie
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine the effects of smoke bomb-induced acute inhalation injury on pulmonary function at different stages of lung injury. METHODS: We performed pulmonary function tests (PFTs) in 15 patients with acute inhalation injury from days 3 to 180 after smoke inhalation. We measured the trace element zinc in whole blood on days 4 and 17, and correlations of zinc levels with PFTs were performed. RESULTS: In the acute stage of lung injury (day 3), 3 of 11 patients with mild symptoms had normal pulmonary function and 8 patients with restrictive ventilatory dysfunction and reduced diffusing capacity...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065216/expression-of-mirna-140-in-chondrocytes-and-synovial-fluid-of-knee-joints-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis
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Si Hai-Bo, Zeng Yi, Zhou Zong-Ke, Pei Fu-Xing, Lu Yan-Rong, Cheng Jing-Qiu, Shen Bin
Objective To investigate the expression of miRNA-140 in chondrocytes and synovial fluid of osteoarthritis (OA) patients, and explore the relationship between the miRNA-140 expression and OA severity.Methods This study enrolled 30 OA patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty for chondrocytes sampling and 30 OA patients who underwent intra-articular injection for synovial fluid sampling. All OA patients were grouped into mild [Kellgren and Lawrence (KL) grade 1-2], moderate (KL grade 3) and severe (KL grade 4), with 10 in each subgroups for each sampling purposes...
November 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060208/branched-chain-amino-acids-bcaas-and-traumatic-brain-injury-a-systematic-review
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Bhanu Sharma, David W Lawrence, Michael G Hutchison
BACKGROUND: Despite the prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI), pharmaceutical treatment options for brain injury remain limited. However, nutritional intervention (such as with branched chain amino acids [BCAAs]) has emerged as a promising treatment option for TBI. OBJECTIVES: (1) To determine whether TBI patients have lower levels of endogenous BCAAs postinjury; and (2) to evaluate whether post-TBI BCAA supplementation improves clinical outcome. DESIGN: A systematic review of primary research articles examining the relationship between BCAAs and TBI recovery indexed in Ovid/MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PsycINFO...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048972/astaxanthin-improves-cognitive-performance-in-mice-following-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Xinran Ji, Dayong Peng, Yiling Zhang, Jun Zhang, Yuning Wang, Yuan Gao, Ning Lu, Peifu Tang
[BACKGROUND]: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) produces lasting neurological deficits that plague patients and physicians. To date, there is no effective method to combat the source of this problem. Here, we utilized a mild, closed head TBI model to determine the modulatory effects of a natural dietary compound, astaxanthin (AST). AST is centrally active following oral administration and is neuroprotective in experimental brain ischemia/stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) models. We examined the effects of oral AST on the long-term neurological functional recovery and histological outcomes following moderate TBI in a mice model...
December 31, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032431/degree-of-dyspnoea-in-patients-with-non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-report-from-japanese-multicenter-registry
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Yasuyuki Shiraishi, Shun Kohsaka, Ikuko Ueda, Taku Inohara, Mitsuaki Sawano, Yohei Numasawa, Kentaro Hayashida, Yuichiro Maekawa, Yukihiko Momiyama, Keiichi Fukuda
BACKGROUND: Degree of dyspnoea is almost universally evaluated in the patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), but its clinical implications has not been thoroughly investigated. We aimed to describe the relationship between the severity of dyspnoea and in-hospital outcomes in patients with non-ST elevation ACS (NSTE-ACS) complicated with acute heart failure (AHF). METHODS: Between 2009 and 2014, 3287 consecutive patients with NSTE-ACS were enrolled in the Japanese prospective multicenter PCI registry...
December 2016: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031000/modeling-the-kinetics-of-serum-glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-ubiquitin-carboxyl-terminal-hydrolase-l1-and-s100b-concentrations-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Robert D Welch, Morgan Ellis, Lawrence M Lewis, Syed Imran Ayaz, Valerie H Mika, Scott R Millis, Linda Papa
Glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), Ubiquitin Carboxyl-Terminal Hydrolase-L1 (UCH-L1), and S100B have been shown to be predictive of patients with brain injury. Kinetics of these biomarkers in injured humans have not been extensively examined. This prospective multi-center study included patients with mild to moderate traumatic brain injury. Blood samples obtained at enrollment and every 6 hours up to 24 hours post-injury were assayed for GFAP, UCH-L1, and S100B. Random effects models examined changes in the biomarkers' level over time...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027193/brain-injury-vision-symptom-survey-bivss-questionnaire
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Hannu Laukkanen, Mitchell Scheiman, John R Hayes
PURPOSE: Validation of the Brain Injury Vision Symptom Survey (BIVSS), a self-administered survey for vision symptoms related to traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: A 28-item vision symptom questionnaire was completed by 107 adult subjects (mean age 42.1, 16.2 SD, range 18-75) who self-reported as having sustained mild-to-moderate TBI and two groups of reference adult subjects (first-year optometry students: mean age 23.2, 2.8 SD, range 20-39; and 71 third-year optometry students: mean age 26...
January 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009941/evaluation-of-aortic-paravalvular-leak-a-special-reference-for-anatomical-localization
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Mustafa Ozan Gürsoy, Macit Kalçık, Mehmet Özkan, Mehmet Ali Astarcıoğlu, Süleyman Karakoyun, Sabahattin Gündüz, Tayyar Gökdeniz, Mahmut Yesin, Mehmet Altuğ Tuncer, Cengiz Köksal
BACKGROUND: Paravalvular leakage (PVL) remains an unavoidable complication of heart valve surgery and in its severe forms may lead to heart failure and hemolysis. The study aim was to evaluate the echocardiographic, clinical, surgical and laboratory characteristics of patients with aortic PVL. METHODS: A total of 77 aortic PVL patients underwent transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography examinations. Clinical, echocardiographical and surgical findings were also recorded...
July 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007459/endothelial-markers-are-associated-with-pancreatic-necrosis-and-overall-prognosis-in-acute-pancreatitis-a-preliminary-cohort-study
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Yizhe Chen, Lu Ke, Lei Meng, Qi Yang, Zhihui Tong, Yiyuan Pan, Weiqin Li, Jieshou Li
BACKGROUND: Endothelial injury is believed to play an important role in the evolution of pancreatic microcirculatory dysfunction and pancreatic necrosis (PN) in patients with acute pancreatitis (AP). The aim of this study was to investigate the role of three endothelial markers (von Willebrand factor, vWF; E-selectin; endothelial protein C receptor, EPCR) in the early phase of AP, especially the relationship between endothelial markers and PN. METHODS: From March 2015 to March 2016, 57 AP patients admitted within 72 h of symptom onset in our hospital were included for this study...
December 15, 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004980/tele-rehabilitation-service-delivery-journey-from-prototype-to-robust-in-home-use
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Rachel Kizony, Patrice L Weiss, Sharon Harel, Yoram Feldman, Alexei Obuhov, Gabi Zeilig, Mordechai Shani
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to present a retrospective study on clients with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) enrolled in a tele-motion-rehabilitation service program for two or more months. METHODS: Data from 82 clients (46 males; 74 with ABI), aged 22-85 years, are reported. The Kinect-based CogniMotion System (ReAbility Online, Gertner Institute, Tel Hashomer, Israel) provided services that included 30-min biweekly sessions. Participants were evaluated prior to and 2 months following the commencement of service with clinical assessments that measured movements and function of the weaker upper extremity and cognitive abilities...
December 22, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003716/pharmacologic-treatment-of-alcoholic-hepatitis-examining-outcomes-based-on-disease-severity-stratification
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Ryan E Owens, Heather S Snyder, Jennifer D Twilla, Sanjaya K Satapathy
OBJECTIVES: Maddrey discriminant function (MDF) score is a measure of disease prognosis in alcoholic hepatitis (AH) used to identify patients at highest risk of mortality and determine the need for initiation of pharmacologic treatment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of pharmacologic therapy for hospitalized AH patients as stratified by MDF score. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients with an AH diagnosis admitted to a Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare adult hospital between 06/2009 and 06/2014 was conducted...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000052/itraq-based-quantitative-proteomics-reveals-important-host-factors-involved-in-the-high-pathogenicity-of-the-h5n1-avian-influenza-virus-in-mice
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Jiao Hu, Zhao Gao, Xiaoquan Wang, Min Gu, Yanyan Liang, Xiaowen Liu, Shunlin Hu, Huimou Liu, Wenbo Liu, Sujuan Chen, Daxin Peng, Xiufan Liu
We previously reported a pair of H5N1 avian influenza viruses which are genetically similar but differ greatly in their virulence in mice. A/Chicken/Jiangsu/k0402/2010 (CK10) is highly lethal to mice, whereas A/Goose/Jiangsu/k0403/2010 (GS10) is avirulent. In this study, to investigate the host factors that account for their virulence discrepancy, we compared the pathology and host proteome of the CK10- or GS10-infected mouse lung. Moderate lung injury was observed from CK10-infected animals as early as the first day of infection, and the pathology steadily progressed at later time point...
December 20, 2016: Medical Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997672/caring-for-our-wounded-warriors-a-qualitative-examination-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-caregivers-of-individuals-with-military-related-traumatic-brain-injury
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Noelle E Carlozzi, Tracey A Brickell, Louis M French, Angelle Sander, Anna L Kratz, David S Tulsky, Nancy D Chiaravalloti, Elizabeth A Hahn, Michael Kallen, Amy M Austin, Jennifer A Miner, Rael T Lange
The purpose of this study was to develop a conceptual framework that captures aspects of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for caregivers of individuals with military-related traumatic brain injury (TBI). We analyzed qualitative data from nine focus groups composed of caregivers of wounded warriors with a medically documented TBI. Focus group participants were recruited through hospital-based and/or community outreach efforts at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the University of Michigan, and Hearts of Valor support groups (Tennessee and Washington)...
2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996327/new-vignettes-for-the-experimental-manipulation-of-injury-cause-in-prospective-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-research
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Karen A Sullivan, Shannon L Edmed
PURPOSE: This study developed standardized vignettes that depict a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) from one of several causes and subjected them to formal expert review. METHOD: A base vignette was developed using the World Health Organization operational criteria for mild TBI. Eight specific causes (e.g. sport vs assault) were examined. A convenience sample of mild TBI experts with a discipline background of Neuropsychology from North America, Australasia and Europe (n = 21) used an online survey to evaluate the vignettes and rated the role of cause on outcome...
2016: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992284/regeneration-of-skeletal-muscle-following-eccentric-injury
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Jeffrey J Dueweke, Tariq M Awan, Christopher L Mendias
Eccentric contraction-induced skeletal muscle injuries, can be included in what is clinically referred to as muscle strains, are among the most common injuries treated in the sports medicine setting. Although patients with mild injuries often fully recover to their pre-injury levels, patients who suffer moderate or severe injuries can have a persistent weakness and loss of function that is refractory to rehabilitation exercises and currently available therapeutic interventions. The objectives of this review are to describe the fundamental biophysics of force transmission in muscle and the mechanism of muscle strain injuries, as well as the cellular and molecular processes that underlie the repair and regeneration of injured muscle tissue...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
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