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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456649/protective-effect-of-miconazole-on-rat-myelin-sheaths-following-premature-infant-cerebral-white-matter-injury
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Xuewen Su, Wenyan Tang, Zuo Luan, Yinxiang Yang, Zhaoyan Wang, Yu Zhang, Qian Wang, Lei Suo, Zhen Huang, Xiue Wang, Haifeng Yuan
The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effects of miconazole on myelin sheaths following cerebral white matter damage (WMD) in premature infant rats. Sprague Dawley rats (3-days-old) were randomly divided into four groups (n=30 each) as follows: Sham surgery group, WMD model group, 10 mg/kg/day treatment group and 40 mg/kg/day treatment group. A cerebral white matter lesion model was created by ligating the right common carotid artery for 80 min. Treatment groups were administered with 10 or 40 mg/kg miconazole at 4-8 days following birth (early treatment group) or 5-11 days following birth (late treatment group)...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455437/live-donor-liver-transplantation-for-acute-liver-failure-a-single-center-experience
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Siddharth Mehrotra, Naimish Mehta, Prashantha S Rao, Shailendra Lalwani, Vivek Mangla, Samiran Nundy
INTRODUCTION: Acute liver failure (ALF) is an indication for emergency liver transplantation (LT). Although centers performing only deceased donor liver transplants (DDLT) have shown improved outcomes in this situation, they still have relatively long waiting lists. An alternative would be living donor liver transplantation (LDLT), which has shown equivalent outcomes in the elective situation but there is limited evidence of its results in ALF. AIM: The purpose of this study was to assess the outcomes in patients with ALF undergoing emergency LDLT in our center in Delhi, India...
February 17, 2018: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454731/significance-of-novel-subcortical-low-intensity-score-on-transient-neurological-events-after-revascularization-surgery-for-moyamoya-disease
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Masato Shiba, Naoki Toma, Satoru Tanioka, Ryuta Yasuda, Hiroshi Sakaida, Hidenori Suzuki
OBJECTIVES: Transient neurological events (TNEs) are frequently observed after revascularization surgery for moyamoya disease (MMD). Recently, two signs on fluid-attenuated inversion recovery magnetic resonance images, a cortical hyperintensity belt (CHB) sign possibly reflecting vasogenic edema and a transient subcortical low intensity (SCLI) sign possibly reflecting cytotoxic edema, were reported associated with TNEs. The purpose of this study was to create a SCLI score and to investigate the significance of the score in TNEs...
February 12, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454227/a-pilot-trial-of-l-carnitine-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury-effects-on-biomarkers-of-injury
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Ata Mahmoodpoor, Ghaffar Shokouhi, Hadi Hamishehkar, Hassan Soleimanpour, Sarvin Sanaie, Jahan Porhomayon, Fatemeh Rasouli, Nader D Nader
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of l-Carnitine on neuron specific enolase (NSE) as a marker of inflammation in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: Forty patients with severe TBI were randomized into 2 groups. The (LCA-) group received standard treatment with placebo while the (LCA+) group received l-Carnitine 2g/day for one week. NSE was measured on days 1, 3 and 7 after the initiation of the study. Neurocognitive and neurobehavioral disorders were recorded on the first and third months...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452577/polymerase-delta-interacting-protein-2-deficiency-protects-against-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-in-the-ischemic-brain
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Marina S Hernandes, Bernard Lassègue, Lula L Hilenski, Jonathan Adams, Ning Gao, Chia-Yi Kuan, Yu-Yo Sun, Lihong Cheng, Daniel S Kikuchi, Manuel Yepes, Kathy K Griendling
BACKGROUND: Polymerase δ-interacting protein 2 (Poldip2) is a multifunctional protein that regulates vascular extracellular matrix composition and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity. The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a dynamic system assembled by endothelial cells, basal lamina, and perivascular astrocytes, raising the possibility that Poldip2 may be involved in maintaining its structure. We investigated the role of Poldip2 in the late BBB permeability induced by cerebral ischemia...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450601/usefulness-of-perfusion-and-diffusion-weighted-imaging-to-differentiate-between-pilocytic-astrocytomas-and-high-grade-gliomas-a-multicenter-study-in-japan
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Kazufumi Kikuchi, Akio Hiwatashi, Osamu Togao, Koji Yamashita, Ryotaro Kamei, Mika Kitajima, Masafumi Kanoto, Hiroto Takahashi, Yusuke Uchiyama, Masafumi Harada, Yuki Shinohara, Takashi Yoshiura, Yuki Wakata, Hiroshi Honda
PURPOSE: Imaging findings of pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) vary widely, sometimes resembling those of high-grade glioma (HGG). This study aimed to identify the imaging parameters that can be used to differentiate PA from HGG. METHODS: Altogether, 60 patients with PAs and 138 patients with HGGs were included in the study. Tumor properties and the presence of hydrocephalus, peritumoral edema, and dissemination were evaluated. We also measured the maximum relative cerebral blood flow (rCBF max ) and volume (rCBV max ) and determined the minimum apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC min ) in the tumor's solid components...
February 15, 2018: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449520/-a-case-of-hypertrophic-pachymeningitis-with-symptomatic-venous-congestion-due-to-sinus-stenosis
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Sho Umegaki, Shin-Ichiro Osawa, Kensuke Kimura, Toshimi Okushima, Nobuhisa Yajima, Tsuyoshi Kawamura, Teiji Tominaga
We report a patient with hypertrophic pachymeningitis and symptomatic stenosis of the superior sagittal sinus. A 71-year-old man presented with right hemiparesis, sensory-dominant aphasia, and right hemispatial neglect that had been worsening over 2 weeks. Computed tomography showed isodense crescent-shaped lesions deforming the surface of the left cerebral hemisphere, mimicking a subdural hematoma with atypical perifocal edema in the left parietal lobe. Magnetic resonance imaging showed diffuse thickening of the dura mater with contrast enhancement of his left cerebral hemisphere...
February 2018: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447082/radiologic-measurement-of-brain-swelling-in-patients-with-large-hemispheric-infarctions-during-targeted-temperature-management
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Won Joo Jeong, Jae Seung Bang, Kyu Sun Yum, Sangkil Lee, Inyoung Chung, O-Ki Kwon, Chang Wan Oh, Beom Joon Kim, Hee-Joon Bae, Moon-Ku Han
Brain herniation is most often the result of severe brain swelling and can rapidly lead to death or brain death. We retrospectively identified radiologic indicators to evaluate the effects of targeted temperature management (TTM) on the extent of cerebral edema and determine the cutoff values that best predict TTM outcomes in patients with large hemispheric infarction. We retrospectively reviewed brain computed tomography (CT) scans of 21 patients with large hemispheric infarctions, who were treated with TTM...
February 15, 2018: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439730/resolvin-d2-protects-against-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
#9
Gang Zuo, Dongping Zhang, Rutao Mu, Haitao Shen, Xiang Li, Zhong Wang, Haiying Li, Gang Chen
Cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury is a critical factor leading to a poor prognosis for ischemic stroke patients. ω-3 fatty acid supplements taken as part of a daily diet have been shown to improve the prognosis of patients with ischemic stroke. In this study, we aimed to investigate the potential effects of resolvin D2 (RvD2), a derivative of ω-3 fatty acids, and its possible advantage on cerebral I/R injury in rats. Cerebral I/R caused by middle cerebral artery occlusion and reperfusion (MCAO/R) was established in Sprague-Dawley rats...
February 13, 2018: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434800/protective-effects-of-scopolamine-and-penehyclidine-hydrochloride-on-acute-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-after-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-and-effects-on-cytokines
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Dengqin Wang, Qi Jiang, Xiuling Du
The objective of this study was to investigate the protective effects of scopolamine and penehyclidine hydrochloride on acute cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury after cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the effect on cytokine levels. Eighty patients with cardiac arrest admitted to our hospital from June 2011 to December 2015 were recruited and randomly divided into two groups (n=40 each). Following cardiopulmonary resuscitation, scopolamine was administered in the control group, whereas penehyclidine hydrochloride was administered in the observation group...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434700/distinct-magnetic-resonance-imaging-features-in-a-patient-with-novel-rars2-mutations-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jie Zhang, Zhongbin Zhang, Yao Zhang, Ye Wu
Pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 6 (PCH6) is a rare autosomal recessive disease that occurs due to mutations in the mitochondrial arginyl-tRNA synthetase 2 (RARS2) gene. To the best of our knowledge, 23 cases with relatively complete clinical data have been reported thus far. In the present study, a case with PCH6 caused by novel RARS2 mutations is described, in which distinct magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features were identified. In addition, 23 PCH6 cases found in the literature were reviewed. Early onset hypotonia (43...
January 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432410/angiopoietin-like-4-attenuates-brain-edema-and-neurological-deficits-in-a-mouse-model-of-experimental-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Zhandong Qiu, Jia Yang, Gang Deng, Yu Fang, Dayong Li, Suming Zhang
BACKGROUND Angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4) is neuroprotective when administered acutely for the treatment of cerebral ischemia. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the preventive effects of ANGPTL4 on the formation of brain edema and to determine whether it promotes the recovery of neurological function following intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). MATERIAL AND METHODS Recombinant human ANGPTL4 (rhANGPTL4; 40 µg/kg) or a vehicle was administered intraperitoneally 5 min prior to bacterial collagenase-induced ICH in male C57/B6J mice...
February 12, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431405/hyperosmolar-hyperglycemic-state
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Gregg D Stoner
Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state is a life-threatening emergency manifested by marked elevation of blood glucose and hyperosmolarity with little or no ketosis. Although there are multiple precipitating causes, underlying infections are the most common. Other causes include certain medications, nonadherence to therapy, undiagnosed diabetes mellitus, substance abuse, and coexisting disease. In children and adolescents, hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state is often present when type 2 diabetes is diagnosed. Physical findings include profound dehydration and neurologic symptoms ranging from lethargy to coma...
December 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428576/ganglioside-gm1-protects-against-high-altitude-cerebral-edema-in-rats-by-suppressing-the-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-response-via-the-pi3k-akt-nrf2-pathway
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Gu Gong, Liang Yin, Libang Yuan, Daming Sui, Yangyang Sun, Haiyu Fu, Liang Chen, Xiaowu Wang
High altitude cerebral edema (HACE) is a severe type of acute mountain sickness (AMS) that occurs in response to a high altitude hypobaric hypoxic (HH) environment. GM1 monosialoganglioside can alleviate brain injury under adverse conditions including amyloid-β-peptide, ischemia and trauma. However, its role in HACE-induced brain damage remains poorly elucidated. In this study, GM1 supplementation dose-dependently attenuated increase in rat brain water content (BWC) induced by hypobaric chamber (7600 m) exposurefor 24 h...
February 8, 2018: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428027/does-vasopressin-exacerbate-cerebral-edema-in-patients-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Casey J Allen, Ty K Subhawong, Mena M Hanna, Lydia Chelala, M Ross Bullock, Carl I Schulman, Kenneth G Proctor
Arginine vasopressin (AVP) is often used as an alternative pressor to catecholamines (CATs). However, unlike CATs, AVP is a powerful antidiuretic that could promote edema. We tested the hypothesis that AVP promoted cerebral edema and/or increased requirements for osmotherapy, relative to those who received CATs, for cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) management after traumatic brain injury (TBI). This is a retrospective review of 286 consecutive TBI patients with intracranial pressure monitoring at a single institution from September 2008 to January 2015...
January 1, 2018: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425910/neuroprotective-effects-of-tongxinluo-on-focal-cerebral-ischemia-and-reperfusion-injury-in-rats-associated-with-the-activation-of-the-mek1-2-erk1-2-p90rsk-signaling-pathway
#16
Zhonghai Yu, Min Cai, Xianting Li, Jingsi Zhang, Ting Wu, Feng Yang, Wen Zhu, Yijin Xiang, Wen Zhang, Jun Xiang, Dingfang Cai
Ischemic stroke brings a huge family and social burden. Although the reperfusion of ischemic cerebral tissue is the most important way to rescue ischemic stroke, ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury further results in brain damage and even lead to death. Recent studies demonstrated that Tongxinluo (TXL) helps to protect the brain against focal cerebral I/R injury in rats by reducing neuronal apoptosis, and the MEK1/2/ERK1/2/90 ribosomal S6 kinase (p90RSK) pathway may be involved in this protective effect. Therefore, our present research was designed to identify the potential mechanisms involved...
February 6, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422854/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-due-to-atovaquone
#17
Takahiro Makino, Ikuo Kamitsukasa, Shoichi Ito
A 72-year-old Japanese woman with rheumatoid arthritis whose activity decreased with previous treatments had recurrent thunderclap headaches during an atovaquone regimen for the treatment of pneumocystis pneumonia. The recurrent headaches disappeared after discontinuation of the drug. Brain magnetic resonance images showed multiple cerebral vasoconstrictions of cerebral arteries with vasogenic cerebral white matter edema, which diminished several weeks later. We diagnosed the patient's headaches as reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome due to atovaquone...
September 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420160/mito-tempo-prevents-nicotine-induced-exacerbation-of-ischemic-brain-damage
#18
Chun Li, Hong Sun, Guodong Xu, Kimberly D McCarter, Jiyu Li, William G Mayhan
Nicotine may contribute to the pathogenesis of cerebrovascular disease via the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Overproduction of ROS leads to brain damage by intensifying post-ischemic inflammation. Our goal was to determine the effect of Mito-Tempo, a mitochondria-targeted antioxidant, on ischemic brain damage and post-ischemic inflammation during chronic exposure to nicotine. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups: control, nicotine, Mito-Tempo-treated control, and Mito-Tempo-treated nicotine...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411290/experimental-evidence-that-in-vivo-intracerebral-administration-of-l-2-hydroxyglutaric-acid-to-neonatal-rats-provokes-disruption-of-redox-status-and-histopathological-abnormalities-in-the-brain
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Rafael Teixeira Ribeiro, Ângela Zanatta, Alexandre Umpierrez Amaral, Guilhian Leipnitz, Francine Hehn de Oliveira, Bianca Seminotti, Moacir Wajner
Tissue accumulation of L-2-hydroxyglutaric acid (L-2-HG) is the biochemical hallmark of L-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria (L-2-HGA), a rare neurometabolic inherited disease characterized by neurological symptoms and brain white matter abnormalities whose pathogenesis is not yet well established. L-2-HG was intracerebrally administered to rat pups at postnatal day 1 (P1) to induce a rise of L-2-HG levels in the central nervous system (CNS). Thereafter, we investigated whether L-2-HG in vivo administration could disturb redox homeostasis and induce brain histopathological alterations in the cerebral cortex and striatum of neonatal rats...
February 6, 2018: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410174/mortality-after-spontaneous-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-causality-and-validation-of-a-prediction-model
#20
Yasser B Abulhasan, Najayeb Alabdulraheem, Gabrielle Simoneau, Mark R Angle, Jeanne Teitelbaum
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate primary causes of death after spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and externally validate the HAIR score, a prognostication tool, in a single academic institution. METHODS: We reviewed all SAH patients admitted to our Neuro-ICU between 2010 and 2016. Univariate and multivariate logistic regressions were performed to identify predictors of in-hospital mortality. The HAIR score predictors were Hunt and Hess grade at treatment decision, age, intraventricular hemorrhage, and re-bleeding within 24 hours...
January 31, 2018: World Neurosurgery
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