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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339471/laminar-recordings-in-frontal-cortex-suggest-distinct-layers-for-maintenance-and-control-of-working-memory
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André M Bastos, Roman Loonis, Simon Kornblith, Mikael Lundqvist, Earl K Miller
All of the cerebral cortex has some degree of laminar organization. These different layers are composed of neurons with distinct connectivity patterns, embryonic origins, and molecular profiles. There are little data on the laminar specificity of cognitive functions in the frontal cortex, however. We recorded neuronal spiking/local field potentials (LFPs) using laminar probes in the frontal cortex (PMd, 8A, 8B, SMA/ACC, DLPFC, and VLPFC) of monkeys performing working memory (WM) tasks. LFP power in the gamma band (50-250 Hz) was strongest in superficial layers, and LFP power in the alpha/beta band (4-22 Hz) was strongest in deep layers...
January 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324406/a-novel-multi-class-eeg-based-sleep-stage-classification-system
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Pejman Memar, Farhad Faradji
Sleep stage classification is one of the most critical steps in effective diagnosis and the treatment of sleep-related disorders. Visual inspection undertaken by sleep experts is a time-consuming and burdensome task. A computer-assisted sleep stage classification system is thus essential for both sleep-related disorders diagnosis and sleep monitoring. In this paper, we propose a system to classify the wake and sleep stages with high rates of sensitivity and specificity. The EEG signals of 25 subjects with suspected sleep-disordered breathing, and the EEG signals of 20 healthy subjects from three data sets are used...
January 2018: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312724/long-term-results-of-radiofrequency-maze-procedure-for-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-with-concomitant-mitral-surgery
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Chia-Chen Wu, Jen-Ping Chang, Mien-Cheng Chen, Cheng-I Cheng, Wen-Jung Chung
Background: The radiofrequency (RF) maze procedure can effectively restore sinus rhythm in most patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) and mitral disease. However, long-term results and predictors for late AF recurrence are still under investigation. Methods: From December 1995 to November 2011, 207 consecutive patients with persistent AF and mitral disease underwent RF maze procedure and concomitant mitral surgery. The mean age was 54±12.4 year-old...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296618/lateral-hypothalamic-activity-indicates-hunger-and-satiety-states-in-humans
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Omid Talakoub, Raquel R Paiva, Matija Milosevic, Marcelo Q Hoexter, Ruth Franco, Eduardo Alho, Jessie Navarro, José F Pereira, Milos R Popovic, Cary Savage, Antonio C Lopes, Pedro Alvarenga, Durval Damiani, Manoel J Teixeira, Euripides C Miguel, Erich T Fonoff, Marcelo C Batistuzzo, Clement Hamani
Lateral hypothalamic area (LHA) local field potentials (LFPs) were recorded in a Prader-Willi patient undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS) for obesity. During hunger, exposure to food-related cues induced an increase in beta/low-gamma activity. In contrast, recordings during satiety were marked by prominent alpha rhythms. Based on these findings, we have delivered alpha-frequency DBS prior to and during food intake. Despite reporting an early sensation of fullness, the patient continued to crave food. This suggests that the pattern of activity in LHA may indicate hunger/satiety states in humans but attest to the complexity of conducting neuromodulation studies in obesity...
December 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277561/nuclear-receptor-subfamily-1-group-d-member-1-regulates-circadian-activity-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-to-reduce-the-severity-of-fulminant-hepatitis-in-mice
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B Pourcet, M Zecchin, L Ferri, J Beauchamp, S Sitaula, C Billon, S Delhaye, J Vanhoutte, A Mayeuf-Louchart, Q Thorel, J Haas, J Eeckhoute, D Dombrowicz, C Duhem, A Boulinguiez, S Lancel, Y Sebti, T Burris, B Staels, H Duez
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The innate immune system responds not only to bacterial signals, but also to non-infectious danger-associated molecular patterns that activate the NLRP3 inflammasome complex after tissue injury. Immune functions vary over the course of the day, but it is not clear whether these changes affect the activity of the NLRP3 inflammasome. We investigated whether the core clock component nuclear receptor subfamily 1 group D member 1 (NR1D1, also called Rev-erbα) regulates expression, activity of the NLRP3 inflammasome, and its signaling pathway...
December 22, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258620/refractory-ventricular-fibrillations-after-surgical-repair-of-atrial-septal-defects-in-a-patient-with-cacna1c-gene-mutation-case-report
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Ai Kojima, Fumiaki Shikata, Toru Okamura, Takashi Higaki, Seiko Ohno, Minoru Horie, Shunji Uchita, Yujiro Kawanishi, Kenji Namiguchi, Takumi Yasugi, Hironori Izutani
BACKGROUND: Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) can cause ventricular arrhythmic events with syncope and sudden death resulting from malignant torsades de pointes (TdP) followed by ventricular fibrillations (VFs). However, the syndrome is often overlooked prior to the development of arrhythmic events in patients with congenital heart diseases demonstrating right bundle branch block on electrocardiogram (ECG). We present a case of an adult patient with congenital heart disease who developed VFs postoperatively, potentially due to his mutation in a LQTS related gene, which was not identified on preoperative assessment due to incomplete evaluation of his family history...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249950/non-linear-relationship-between-bold-activation-and-amplitude-of-beta-oscillations-in-the-supplementary-motor-area-during-rhythmic-finger-tapping-and-internal-timing
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Florian Gompf, Anja Pflug, Helmut Laufs, Christian A Kell
Functional imaging studies using BOLD contrasts have consistently reported activation of the supplementary motor area (SMA) both during motor and internal timing tasks. Opposing findings, however, have been shown for the modulation of beta oscillations in the SMA. While movement suppresses beta oscillations in the SMA, motor and non-motor tasks that rely on internal timing increase the amplitude of beta oscillations in the SMA. These independent observations suggest that the relationship between beta oscillations and BOLD activation is more complex than previously thought...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249470/heart-rate-as-a-prognostic-marker-and-therapeutic-target-in-acute-and-chronic-heart-failure
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Fabrizio Oliva, Paola Sormani, Rachele Contri, Carlo Campana, Valentina Carubelli, Antonio Cirò, Fabrizio Morandi, Giuseppe Di Tano, Andrea Mortara, Michele Senni, Marco Metra, Enrico Ammirati
Since increased heart rate (HR) is associated with higher mortality in several cardiac disorders, HR is considered not only a physiological indicator but also a prognostic and biological marker. In heart failure (HF), it represents a therapeutic target in chronic phase. The use or up-titration of beta-blockers, a milestone in HF with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) treatment, is at times limited by patients' hemodynamic profile or intolerance. Ivabradine, a HR-lowering drug inhibiting the f-current in pacemaker cells, has been shown to improve outcome in patients with chronic HF, in sinus rhythm with increased HR beyond beta-blocker therapy...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244640/cross-frequency-phase-amplitude-coupling-as-a-mechanism-for-temporal-orienting-of-attention-in-childhood
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Giovanni Mento, Duncan E Astle, Gaia Scerif
Temporal orienting of attention operates by biasing the allocation of cognitive and motor resources in specific moments in time, resulting in the improved processing of information from expected compared with unexpected targets. Recent findings have shown that temporal orienting operates relatively early across development, suggesting that this attentional mechanism plays a core role for human cognition. However, the exact neurophysiological mechanisms allowing children to attune their attention over time are not well understood...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239759/alternative-treatment-options-for-atrioventricular-nodal-reentry-tachycardia-an-emergency-medicine-review
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Sarah Brubaker, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Atrioventricular-nodal-reentry tachycardia (AVNRT) is a form of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) that is relatively common in the emergency department (ED). It is rarely indicative of underlying electrical or structural pathology. OBJECTIVE: This review evaluates the literature and controversies concerning treatment of AVNRT in the ED. DISCUSSION: For treatment of narrow-complex tachycardia, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support guidelines recommend the use of vagal maneuvers, followed by adenosine...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234869/a-controlled-trial-of-inhaled-bronchodilators-in-familial-dysautonomia
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Bat-El Bar-Aluma, Ori Efrati, Horacio Kaufmann, Jose-Alberto Palma, Lucy Norcliffe-Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: Chronic lung disease is a leading cause of premature death in patients with familial dysautonomia (FD). A significant number of patients have obstructive airway disease, yet it is not known whether this is pharmacologically reversible. METHODS: We conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial comparing the beta 2 agonist albuterol with the muscarinic blocker ipratropium bromide in patients homozygous for the IKBKAP founder mutation...
December 12, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233190/microvascular-effects-of-intravenous-esmolol-in-patients-with-normal-cardiac-function-undergoing-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-a-prospective-pilot-study-in-cardiothoracic-surgery
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William Fornier, Matthias Jacquet-Lagrèze, Thomas Collenot, Priscilla Teixeira, Philippe Portran, Rémi Schweizer, Michel Ovize, Jean-Luc Fellahi
BACKGROUND: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is commonplace after cardiothoracic surgery. A rate control strategy using short-acting beta blockers is recommended as a first-line therapy in patients without hemodynamic instability. Microcirculatory effects of POAF and esmolol have not yet been investigated. We hypothesized that POAF without hemodynamic instability would induce microvascular dysfunction which could be reversed by intravenous esmolol. METHODS: Twenty-five cardiothoracic surgical patients with POAF were included in the study...
December 12, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226709/enhanced-brain-network-activity-in-complex-movement-rhythms-a-simultaneous-fmri-eeg-study
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Bhim Mani Adhikari, Charles M Epstein, Mukesh Dhamala
Generating movement rhythms is known to involve a network of distributed brain regions associated with motor planning, control, execution, and perception of timing for the repertoire of motor actions. What brain areas are bound in the network and how the network activity is modulated by rhythmic complexity have not been completely explored. To contribute to answering these questions, we designed a study in which nine healthy participants performed simple to complex rhythmic finger movement tasks while undergoing simultaneous functional magnetic resonance imaging and electroencephalography (fMRI-EEG) recordings of their brain activity during the tasks and rest...
December 10, 2017: Brain Connectivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218004/decoding-of-self-paced-lower-limb-movement-intention-a-case-study-on-the-influence-factors
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Dong Liu, Weihai Chen, Ricardo Chavarriaga, Zhongcai Pei, José Del R Millán
Brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) have been applied as new rehabilitation tools for motor disabled individuals. Active involvement of cerebral activity has been shown to enhance neuroplasticity and thus to restore mobility. Various studies have focused on the detection of upper-limb movement intention, while the fewer study has investigated the lower-limb movement intention decoding. This study presents a BMI to decode the self-paced lower-limb movement intention, with 10 healthy subjects participating in the experiment...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216818/neuroprotective-effects-of-amiodarone-in-a-mouse-model-of-ischemic-stroke
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Masakazu Kotoda, Tadahiko Ishiyama, Kazuha Mitsui, Sohei Hishiyama, Takashi Matsukawa
BACKGROUND: Ion channels play a crucial role in the development of ischemic brain injury. Recent studies have reported that the blockade of various types of ion channels improves outcomes in experimental stroke models. Amiodarone, one of the most effective drugs for life-threatening arrhythmia, works as a multiple channel blocker and its characteristics cover all four Vaughan-Williams classes. Although it is known that amiodarone indirectly contributes to preventing ischemic stroke by maintaining sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation, the direct neuroprotective effect of amiodarone has not been clarified...
December 8, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202390/abnormal-functional-connectivity-of-high-frequency-rhythms-in-drug-na%C3%A3-ve-schizophrenia
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Tetsuya Takahashi, Takashi Goto, Sou Nobukawa, Yuji Tanaka, Mitsuru Kikuchi, Masato Higashima, Yuji Wada
OBJECTIVE: The "dysconnection hypothesis" has been proposed as a core neural basis for schizophrenia. Although growing neuroimaging-based evidence suggests atypical functional connectivity in patients with schizophrenia, the results are inconsistent and the effects of antipsychotic treatment remain elusive. METHODS: We performed resting-state electroencephalography (EEG) in 21 drug-naïve patients with schizophrenia (14 patients were re-evaluated after administration of antipsychotic treatment) and 31 age-matched healthy control subjects...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181439/rest-activity-circadian-rhythms-and-bone-mineral-density-in-elderly-men
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Tara S Rogers, Stephanie Harrison, Christine Swanson, Jane A Cauley, Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, Eric Orwoll, Katie L Stone, Nancy E Lane
Background: Disrupted rest-activity circadian rhythm (RAR) patterns have been associated with poor health outcomes (i.e. diminished cognitive function, increased risk of dementia and falls). Circadian time cues in bone influence the differentiation of osteoblasts and osteoclasts, and bone turnover markers exhibit circadian variation; relationships between bone outcomes and RAR are emerging areas of research. We evaluated associations between RAR and areal bone mineral density (aBMD) at the total hip and femoral neck in older men from the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) cohort...
December 2017: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179102/electroencephalographic-findings-in-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-in-children-a-series-of-12-patients
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Mirac Yildirim, Bahadir Konuskan, Dilek Yalnizoglu, Haluk Topaloglu, Ilknur Erol, Banu Anlar
OBJECTIVE: Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor encephalitis (a-NMDARe) is an acute or subacute encephalopathy where electroencephalogram (EEG) is frequently obtained as part of the workup. Although no diagnostic EEG finding has been described so far, the definition of specific or typical patterns might help to distinguish this group among various encephalopathies of childhood. We examined EEG recordings of our patients with a-NMDARe in order to describe the most frequent findings. METHODS: Clinical and laboratory data and digital EEG recordings of 12 pediatric patients diagnosed with a-NMDARe in two major child neurology centers are evaluated...
November 24, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165582/predictors-management-and-outcome-of-cardioversion-failure-early-after-atrial-fibrillation-ablation
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Micaela Ebert, Clara Stegmann, Jedrzej Kosiuk, Borislav Dinov, Sergio Richter, Arash Arya, Andreas Müssigbrodt, Philipp Sommer, Gerhard Hindricks, Andreas Bollmann
Aims: Electrical cardioversion (ECV) is frequently required for early atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after catheter ablation. However, in some cases, ECV is unsuccessful, and factors associated with long-term rhythm outcomes after failed ECV are unknown. This study aimed to identify possible predictors of ECV failure early after AF ablation and to analyse management and long-term rhythm outcome of these patients. Methods and results: Between 2010 and 2012, 180 consecutive patients (mean age 63...
November 20, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161352/delta-rhythm-orchestrates-the-neural-activity-underlying-the-resting-state-bold-signal-via-phase-amplitude-coupling
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Saul Jaime, Hong Gu, Brian F Sadacca, Elliot A Stein, Jose E Cavazos, Yihong Yang, Hanbing Lu
Spontaneous ongoing neuronal activity is a prominent feature of the mammalian brain. Temporal and spatial patterns of such ongoing activity have been exploited to examine large-scale brain network organization and function. However, the neurophysiological basis of this spontaneous brain activity as detected by resting-state functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) remains poorly understood. To this end, multi-site local field potentials (LFP) and blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) fMRI were simultaneously recorded in the rat striatum along with local pharmacological manipulation of striatal activity...
November 17, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
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