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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781223/delayed-injury-of-hippocampal-interneurons-after-neonatal-hypoxia-ischemia-and-therapeutic-hypothermia-in-a-murine-model
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Raul Chavez-Valdez, Paul Emerson, Janasha Goffigan-Holmes, Alfredo Kirkwood, Lee J Martin, Frances J Northington
Delayed hippocampal injury and memory impairments follow neonatal hypoxia-ischemia (HI) despite the use of therapeutic hypothermia (TH). Death of hippocampal pyramidal cells occurs acutely after HI, but characterization of delayed cell death and injury of interneurons (INs) is unknown. We hypothesize that injury of INs after HI is: i) asynchronous to that of pyramidal cells, ii) independent of injury severity, and iii) unresponsive to TH. HI was induced in C57BL6 mice at p10 with unilateral right carotid ligation and 45 min of hypoxia (FiO2 =0...
May 21, 2018: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778695/corticosteroids-and-perinatal-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Katherine R Concepcion, Lubo Zhang
Perinatal hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury is the major cause of neonatal mortality and severe long-term neurological morbidity. Yet, the effective therapeutic interventions currently available are extremely limited. Corticosteroids act on both mineralocorticoid (MR) and glucocorticoid (GR) receptors and modulate inflammation and apoptosis in the brain. Neuroinflammatory response to acute cerebral HI is a major contributor to the pathophysiology of perinatal brain injury. Here, we give an overview of current knowledge of corticosteroid-mediated modulations of inflammation and apoptosis in the neonatal brain, focusing on key regulatory cells of the innate and adaptive immune response...
May 17, 2018: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775114/oxygen-dependency-of-mitochondrial-metabolism-indicates-outcome-of-newborn-brain-injury
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Gemma Bale, Subhabrata Mitra, Isabel de Roever, Magdalena Sokolska, David Price, Alan Bainbridge, Roxana Gunny, Cristina Uria-Avellanal, Giles S Kendall, Judith Meek, Nicola J Robertson, Ilias Tachtsidis
There is a need for a method of real-time assessment of brain metabolism during neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE). We have used broadband near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to monitor cerebral oxygenation and metabolic changes in 50 neonates with HIE undergoing therapeutic hypothermia treatment. In 24 neonates, 54 episodes of spontaneous decreases in peripheral oxygen saturation (desaturations) were recorded between 6 and 81 h after birth. We observed differences in the cerebral metabolic responses to these episodes that were related to the predicted outcome of the injury, as determined by subsequent magnetic resonance spectroscopy derived lactate/N-acetyl-aspartate...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772244/gender-difference-in-the-effect-of-progesterone-on-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury-in-mouse
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Shuyu Dong, Qian Zhang, Delian Kong, Chao Zhou, Jie Zhou, Jingjing Han, Yan Zhou, Guoliang Jin, Xiaodong Hua, Jun Wang, Fang Hua
This study was to investigate the effects of progesterone (PROG) on neonatal hypoxic/ischemic (NHI) brain injury, the differences in effects between genders, and the underlying mechanisms. NHI brain injury was established in both male and female neonatal mice induced by occlusion of the left common carotid artery followed by hypoxia. The mice were treated with PROG or vehicle. Fluoro-Jade B staining (F-JB), long term behavior testing, and brain magnetic resonance image (MRI) were applied to evaluate neuronal death, neurological function, and brain damage...
May 14, 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769612/hypothermia-broadens-the-therapeutic-time-window-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-transplantation-for-severe-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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So Yoon Ahn, Yun Sil Chang, Dong Kyung Sung, Se In Sung, Won Soon Park
Recently, we have demonstrated that concurrent hypothermia and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) transplantation synergistically improved severe neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). The current study was designed to determine whether hypothermia could extend the therapeutic time window of MSC transplantation for severe neonatal HIE. To induce HIE, newborn rat pups were exposed to 8% oxygen for 2 h following unilateral carotid artery ligation on postnatal day (P) 7. After approving severe HIE involving >50% of the ipsilateral hemisphere volume, hypothermia (32 °C) for 2 days was started...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766452/a-novel-technique-for-visualizing-and-analyzing-the-cerebral-vasculature-in-rodents
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Arjang Salehi, Amandine Jullienne, Kara M Wendel, Mary Hamer, Jiping Tang, John H Zhang, William J Pearce, Richard A DeFazio, Zinaida S Vexler, Andre Obenaus
We introduce a novel protocol to stain, visualize, and analyze blood vessels from the rat and mouse cerebrum. This technique utilizes the fluorescent dye, DiI, to label the lumen of the vasculature followed by perfusion fixation. Following brain extraction, the labeled vasculature is then imaged using wide-field fluorescence microscopy for axial and coronal images and can be followed by regional confocal microscopy. Axial and coronal images can be analyzed using classical angiographic methods for vessel density, length, and other features...
May 15, 2018: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765933/a-pilot-study-of-inhaled-co-therapy-in-neonatal-hypoxia-ischemia-carboxyhemoglobin-concentrations-and-brain-volumes
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Martha Douglas-Escobar, Monique Mendes, Candace Rossignol, Nikolay Bliznyuk, Ariana Faraji, Abdullah S Ahmad, Sylvain Doré, Michael D Weiss
Objective: The objective of this pilot study was to start evaluating the efficacy and the safety (i.e., carboxyhemoglobin concentration of carbon monoxide (CO)) as a putative neuroprotective therapy in neonates. Study Design: Neonatal C57BL/6 mice were exposed to CO at a concentration of either 200 or 250 ppm for a period of 1 h. The pups were then sacrificed at 0, 10, 20, 60, 120, 180, and 240 min after exposure to either concentration of CO, and blood was collected for analysis of carboxyhemoglobin. Following the safety study, 7-day-old pups underwent a unilateral carotid ligation...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760953/hyperglycemia-potentiates-a-shift-from-apoptosis-to-rip1-dependent-necroptosis
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William D McCaig, Payal S Patel, Sergey A Sosunov, Nicole L Shakerley, Tori A Smiraglia, Miranda M Craft, Katharine M Walker, Matthew A Deragon, Vadim S Ten, Timothy J LaRocca
Apoptosis and necroptosis are the primary modes of eukaryotic cell death, with apoptosis being non-inflammatory while necroptosis is highly inflammatory. We previously demonstrated that, once activated, necroptosis is enhanced by hyperglycemia in several cell types. Here, we determine if hyperglycemia affects apoptosis similarly. We show that hyperglycemia does not enhance extrinsic apoptosis but potentiates a shift to RIP1-dependent necroptosis. This is due to increased levels and activity of RIP1, RIP3, and MLKL, as well as decreased levels and activity of executioner caspases under hyperglycemic conditions following stimulation of apoptosis...
2018: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758244/neural-stem-cell-therapies-and-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Lei Huang, Lubo Zhang
Hypoxic-ischemic brain injury is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the adult as well as in the neonate. Extensive pre-clinical studies have shown promising therapeutic effects of neural stem cell-based treatments for hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. There are two major strategies of neural stem cell-based therapies: transplanting exogenous neural stem cells and boosting self-repair of endogenous neural stem cells. Neural stem cell transplantation has been proved to improve functional recovery after brain injury through multiple by-stander mechanisms (e...
May 11, 2018: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757778/a-contemporary-analysis-of-medicolegal-issues-in-obstetric-anesthesia-between-2005-and-2015
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Vesela P Kovacheva, Ethan Y Brovman, Penny Greenberg, Ellen Song, Arvind Palanisamy, Richard D Urman
BACKGROUND: Detailed reviews of closed malpractice claims have provided insights into the most common events resulting in litigation and helped improve anesthesia care. In the past 10 years, there have been multiple safety advancements in the practice of obstetric anesthesia. We investigated the relationship among contributing factors, patient injuries, and legal outcome by analyzing a contemporary cohort of closed malpractice claims where obstetric anesthesiology was the principal defendant...
May 10, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757724/neuroimaging-findings-of-organic-acidemias-and-aminoacidopathies
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Nihaal Reddy, Sonia F Calloni, Hilary J Vernon, Eugen Boltshauser, Thierry A G M Huisman, Bruno P Soares
Although individual cases of inherited metabolic disorders are rare, overall they account for a substantial number of disorders affecting the central nervous system. Organic acidemias and aminoacidopathies include a variety of inborn errors of metabolism that are caused by defects in the intermediary metabolic pathways of carbohydrates, amino acids, and fatty acid oxidation. These defects can lead to the abnormal accumulation of organic acids and amino acids in multiple organs, including the brain. Early diagnosis is mandatory to initiate therapy and prevent permanent long-term neurologic impairments or death...
May 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751053/l-cysteine-suppresses-hypoxia-ischemia-injury-in-neonatal-mice-by-reducing-glial-activation-promoting-autophagic-flux-and-mediating-synaptic-modification-via-h-2-s-formation
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Danqing Xin, Xili Chu, Xuemei Bai, Weiwei Ma, Hongtao Yuan, Jie Qiu, Changxing Liu, Tong Li, Xin Zhou, Wenqiang Chen, Dexiang Liu, Zhen Wang
We previously reported that L-Cysteine, an H2 S donor, significantly alleviated brain injury after hypoxia-ischemic (HI) injury in neonatal mice. However, the mechanisms underlying this neuroprotective effect of L-Cysteine against HI insult remain unknown. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that the protective effects of L-Cysteine are associated with glial responses and autophagy, and L-Cysteine attenuates synaptic injury as well as behavioral deficits resulting from HI. Consistent with our previous findings, we found that treatment with L-Cysteine after HI reduced early brain injury, improved behavioral deficits and synaptic damage, effects which were associated with an up-regulation of synaptophysin and postsynaptic density protein 95 expression in the lesioned cortex...
May 8, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750358/a-population-based-cost-effectiveness-study-of-early-genetic-testing-in-severe-epilepsies-of-infancy
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Katherine B Howell, Stefanie Eggers, Kim Dalziel, Jessica Riseley, Simone Mandelstam, Candace T Myers, Jacinta M McMahon, Amy Schneider, Gemma L Carvill, Heather C Mefford, Ingrid E Scheffer, A Simon Harvey
OBJECTIVE: The severe epilepsies of infancy (SEI) are a devastating group of disorders that pose a major care and economic burden on society; early diagnosis is critical for optimal management. This study sought to determine the incidence and etiologies of SEI, and model the yield and cost-effectiveness of early genetic testing. METHODS: A population-based study was undertaken of the incidence, etiologies, and cost-effectiveness of a whole exome sequencing-based gene panel (targeted WES) in infants with SEI born during 2011-2013, identified through electroencephalography (EEG) and neonatal databases...
May 11, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738748/femur-sparing-pattern-of-abnormal-fetal-growth-in-pregnant-women-from-new-york-city-after-maternal-zika-virus-infection
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Christie L Walker, Audrey A Merriam, Eric O Ohuma, Manjiri K Dighe, Michael Gale, Lakshmi Rajagopal, Aris T Papageorghiou, Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, Kristina M Adams Waldorf
BACKGROUND: Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-transmitted flavivirus, which can induce fetal brain injury and growth restriction following maternal infection during pregnancy. Prenatal diagnosis of ZIKV-associated fetal injury in the absence of microcephaly is challenging due to an incomplete understanding of how maternal ZIKV infection affects fetal growth and the use of different sonographic reference standards around the world. We hypothesized that skeletal growth is unaffected by ZIKV infection and that the femur length can represent an internal standard to detect growth deceleration of the fetal head and/or abdomen by ultrasound...
May 5, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731475/histopathological-study-of-encephalomalacia-in-neonatal-calves-and-application-of-neuronal-and-axonal-degeneration-marker
#15
Kenji Koyama, Akihisa Kangawa, Natsuko Fukumoto, Ken-Ichi Watanabe, Noriyuki Horiuchi, Tomomi Ozawa, Hisashi Inokuma, Yoshiyasu Kobayashi
Five calves that had shown neurological symptoms within 9 days after birth were histopathologically diagnosed as encephalomalacia. Two calves showed bilateral laminar cerebrocortical necrosis and neuronal necrosis in the corpus striatum and hippocampus. Since the distributional pattern of the lesions was consistent with that of global ischemia in other species, the lesions were probably hypoxic/ischemic encephalopathy consistent with the history of dystocia and perinatal asphyxia. One calf also showed bilateral laminar cerebrocortical necrosis...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731237/recent-advances-in-preclinical-and-clinical-multimodal-mr-in-the-newborn-brain
#16
Vicente Enguix, Yang Ding, Gregory A Lodygensky
Aside from injury identification, MRI of the newborn brain has given us insight into cortical and white matter development, identified windows of vulnerabilities, enabled the introduction of therapeutic hypothermia which has become the standard of care in neonatal asphyxia, and is fostering leapfrogging discoveries in the field of neuro-genetics. This article reviews the main advances in recent years in newborn brain imaging both in preclinical and clinical research.
April 30, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729892/bdnf-contributes-to-the-neonatal-incision-induced-facilitation-of-spinal-long-term-potentiation-and-the-exacerbation-of-incisional-pain-in-adult-rats
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Xu Ding, Ya-Jing Liang, Li Su, Fei-Fei Liao, Dong Fang, Jun Tai, Guo-Gang Xing
Neonatal surgical injury exacerbates spinal microglial reactivity, modifies spinal synaptic function, leading to exaggerated pain hypersensitivity after adult repeated incision. Whether and how the alteration in microglial reactivity and synaptic plasticity are functionally related remain unclear. Previously, we and others have documented that spinal brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), secreted from microglia, contributes to long-term potentiation (LTP) in adult rodents with neuropathic pain. Here, we demonstrated that the mRNA and protein expression of spinal BDNF are significantly upregulated in adult rats subjected to neonatal incision and adult repeated incision (nIN-IN)...
May 3, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724352/neonatal-brain-injury-and-timing-of-neurodevelopmental-assessment-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
#18
Shabnam Peyvandi, Vann Chau, Ting Guo, Duan Xu, Hannah C Glass, Anne Synnes, Kenneth Poskitt, A James Barkovich, Steven P Miller, Patrick S McQuillen
BACKGROUND: Brain injury (BI) is reported in 60% of newborns with critical congenital heart disease as white matter injury (WMI) or stroke. Neurodevelopmental (ND) impairments are reported in these patients. The relationship between neonatal BI and ND outcome has not been established. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the association between peri-operative BI and ND outcomes in infants with single ventricle physiology (SVP) and d-transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA)...
May 8, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720158/a-systematic-review-comparing-neurodevelopmental-outcome-in-term-infants-with-hypoxic-and-vascular-brain-injury-with-and-without-seizures
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T R De Haan, J Langeslag, J H van der Lee, A H van Kaam
BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence that neonatal seizures in term neonates with stroke, asphyxia or brain haemorrhage might be associated with adverse neurodevelopment and development of epilepsy. The extent of this association is not known. The objective of this study was to assess the possible impact of neonatal seizures on these outcomes and if possible calculate a relative risk. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed (study period January 2000-June 2015)...
May 2, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714432/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-in-neonates-a-single-center-experience-in-turkey
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Emel Okulu, F. Begüm Atasay, Gaffari Tunç, Hasan Akduman, Ömer Erdeve, Saadet Arsan, Zeynep Eyileten, Tayfun Uçar, H. Ercan Tutar
Background/aim: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a form of life support for patients with respiratory failure, cardiac failure, or both. The aim of this study was to evaluate neonates supported with ECMO and report our experience as a Turkish neonatal intensive care unit. Materials and methods: We retrospectively reviewed 11 newborn infants treated with ECMO at Ankara University for respiratory and cardiac failure. We reported the demographic, diagnostic, laboratory, and clinical data of the patients...
April 30, 2018: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
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