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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934520/damage-of-inner-ear-sensory-hair-cells-via-mitochondrial-loss-in-a-murine-model-of-sleep-apnea-with-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia
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Young Joon Seo, Hyun Mi Ju, Sun Hee Lee, Sang Hyun Kwak, Min Jung Kang, Joo-Heon Yoon, Chang-Hoon Kim, Hyung-Ju Cho
Study Objectives: Investigating the exact pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS)-induced hearing loss is critical. We sought to verify the hypothesis that a correlation exists between mitochondrial dysfunction in inner ear hair cells and the auditory dysfunction induced by chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) in a murine model of sleep apnea. Methods: C57BL/6J adult male mice were randomized to 4 weeks of CIH (n = 12) or normoxia (Sham) (n = 12)...
September 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933662/deficiency-of-serotonin-in-raphe-neurons-and-altered-behavioral-responses-in-tryptophan-hydroxylase-2-knockout-medaka-oryzias-latipes
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Satoshi Ansai, Hiroshi Hosokawa, Shingo Maegawa, Kiyoshi Naruse, Youhei Washio, Kenji Sato, Masato Kinoshita
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine [5-HT]) is a bioactive monoamine that acts as a neurotransmitter in the central and peripheral nervous system of animals. Teleost fish species have serotonergic neurons in the raphe nuclei of the brainstem; however, the role of 5-HT in the raphe neurons in teleost fish remains largely unknown. Here, we established a medaka (Oryzias latipes) strain with targeted disruption of tryptophan hydroxylase 2 (tph2) gene that is involved in the 5-HT synthesis in the raphe nuclei. Immunohistochemistry and mass spectrometry analysis revealed that the homozygous mutants (tph2(Δ13/Δ13)) lacked the ability to synthesize 5-HT in the raphe neurons...
September 21, 2017: Zebrafish
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933202/giant-vertebrobasilar-aneurysm-a-rare-cause-of-central-sleep-apnoea
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Mark Daniel Haley, Duncan Bruce Henry Henderson, Mark Nowell, William M Adams, Peter C Whitfield
We report a case of central sleep apnoea (CSA) due to a giant vertebrobasilar aneurysm with brainstem compression. A flow diverter stent was deployed with coil embolization of the right vertebral artery distal to the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) to occlude the aneurysm. The patient's symptoms improved following therapy.
September 21, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933060/the-role-of-brain-in-energy-balance
#4
Paulo Matafome, Raquel Seiça
Energy homeostasis is regulated by homeostatic and nonhomeostatic reward circuits which are closely integrated and interrelated. Before, during, and after meals, peripheral nutritional signals, through hormonal and neuronal pathways, are conveyed to selective brain areas, namely the hypothalamic nuclei and the brainstem, the main brain areas for energy balance regulation. These orexigenic and anorexigenic centers are held responsible for the integration of those signals and for an adequate output to peripheral organs involved in metabolism and energy homeostasis...
2017: Advances in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932918/long-term-outcome-after-endovascular-treatment-of-cavernous-sinus-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-and-a-literature-review
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Yosuke Nishimuta, Ryuji Awa, Sei Sugata, Tetsuya Nagayama, Tsuneo Makiuchi, Tetsuzo Tomosugi, Ryosuke Hanaya, Hiroshi Tokimura, Hirofumi Hirano, F M Moinuddin, Muhammad Kamil, Akari Kibe, Kazunori Arita
BACKGROUND: The long-term efficacy of endovascular treatment (EVT) for cavernous sinus dural arteriovenous fistulae (CS-dAVF) was assessed with a special focus on residual shunts after initial EVT. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective survey included 50 patients who had undergone EVT and were followed for 1 month or longer (median follow-up 56 months). RESULTS: Common preoperative symptoms were chemosis (78%), extra-ocular motor palsy (72%), exophthalmos (66%), and tinnitus (26%)...
September 20, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931890/pathogenesis-of-lethal-aspiration-pneumonia-in-mecp2-null-mouse-model-for-rett-syndrome
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Hiroshi Kida, Tomoyuki Takahashi, Yuki Nakamura, Takashi Kinoshita, Munetsugu Hara, Masaki Okamoto, Satoko Okayama, Keiichiro Nakamura, Ken-Ichiro Kosai, Takayuki Taniwaki, Yushiro Yamashita, Toyojiro Matsuishi
Rett syndrome (RTT) is a neurodevelopmental disorder mainly caused by mutations in the gene encoding the transcriptional regulator Methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MeCP2), located on the X chromosome. Many RTT patients have breathing abnormalities, such as apnea and breathing irregularity, and respiratory infection is the most common cause of death in these individuals. Previous studies showed that MeCP2 is highly expressed in the lung, but its role in pulmonary function remains unknown. In this study, we found that MeCP2 deficiency affects pulmonary gene expression and structures...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931039/abnormalities-in-substance-p-neurokinin-1-receptor-binding-in-key-brainstem-nuclei-in-sudden-infant-death-syndrome-related-to-prematurity-and-sex
#7
Fiona M Bright, Robert Vink, Roger W Byard, Jhodie R Duncan, Henry F Krous, David S Paterson
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) involves failure of arousal to potentially life threatening events, including hypoxia, during sleep. While neuronal dysfunction and abnormalities in neurotransmitter systems within the medulla oblongata have been implicated, the specific pathways associated with autonomic and cardiorespiratory failure are unknown. The neuropeptide substance P (SP) and its tachykinin neurokinin-1 receptor (NK1R) have been shown to play an integral role in the modulation of homeostatic function in the medulla, including regulation of respiratory rhythm generation, integration of cardiovascular control, and modulation of the baroreceptor reflex and mediation of the chemoreceptor reflex in response to hypoxia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930607/transcriptomics-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Marios G Krokidis, Panagiotis Vlamos
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an adult-onset, incurable neurodegenerative disease characterized by the selective death of upper and lowers motor neurons in the spinal cord, brainstem and motor cortex, which ultimately leads to paralysis and death within 2-3 years of onset. ALS is poorly understood, although multiple studies have been proposed to explain the pathophysiological mechanisms of the disorder. The development of microarray technology, for simultaneous analysis of the transcriptional expression of thousands of genes, has provided new possibilities to get better insights into the pathogenesis of ALS, and most important, potential new candidate targets for novel treatments...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929183/altered-neurofilament-protein-expression-in-the-lateral-vestibular-nucleus-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Thomas P Wellings, Alan M Brichta, Rebecca Lim
A major cause of morbidity in Parkinson's disease (PD) is postural instability. The neuropathology underlying postural instability is unknown. Postural control is mediated by Deiters' neurons of the lateral vestibular nucleus (LVN), which are the brainstem origin of descending vestibulospinal reflexes. Deiters' neurons express the cytostructural protein, non-phosphorylated neurofilament protein (NPNFP). In PD, reduced expression of NPNFP in substantia nigra (SN) neurons is believed to contribute to dysfunction...
September 19, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929058/universal-hearing-screening-in-newborns-using-otoacoustic-emissions-and-brainstem-evoked-response-in-eastern-uttar-pradesh
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Ashwini Kumar, S C Gupta, V R Sinha
The objectives were to determine the incidence of hearing impairment in a standardized population of neonates and to determine the significance of association of epidemiological and risk factors with neonatal hearing loss. A cohort of 600 newborns was selected for study and divided into two groups-525 in 'No Risk' group and remaining 75 in 'At Risk' group. The study protocol was carried out in three steps: (a) Screening of Hearing Loss with TOAE, done from 36 h after birth to 28 days of life, (b) Re-screening of hearing loss in newborns (of 4-12 weeks of age), who were tested positive for hearing loss in the first screening, done with DPOAE, (c) Confirmation of hearing loss with BERA, in those who were tested positive in both the first and second screening...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927990/down-for-the-count-the-critical-endpoint-in-ototoxicity-remains-the-cytocochleogram
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David V Gauvin, Joshua Yoder, Andrea Koch, Zachary J Zimmermann, Rachel L Tapp
There are three major assays that must be conducted in standard investigational new drug (IND) -enabling ototoxicity study designs: 1) functional acoustic threshold measurements (Auditory Brainstem Respsonse, ABR); 2) otohistopathology and 3) cytocochleograms. We provide evidence to demonstrate the unreliability of auditory threshold shifts (ABRs) to predict cochlear cell death and build a case for conducting full cochlea processing and cell count measurements from the complete cochlea from apex to base.
September 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927910/hearing-outcome-following-microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm-series-of-1434-cases
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Na Young Jung, Si Woo Lee, Chang Kyu Park, Won Seok Chang, Hyun Ho Jung, Jin Woo Chang
OBJECTIVE: Although hearing impairment after microvasuclar decompression (MVD) for hemifacial spasm (HFS) is not common, its occurrence could detrimentally affect the patient`s surgical outcome. The object of this study is to address the optimal approaches for reducing postoperative hearing problems after MVD for HFS. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of patients with HFS who underwent MVD with the same surgeon at our institute from March 2003 to October 2016, and reviewed the pertinent literature...
September 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927640/language-experience-dependent-advantage-in-pitch-representation-in-the-auditory-cortex-is-limited-to-favorable-signal-to-noise-ratios
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Chandan H Suresh, Ananthanarayan Krishnan, Jackson T Gandour
Long-term experience enhances neural representation of temporal attributes of pitch in the brainstem and auditory cortex in favorable listening conditions. Herein we examine whether cortical pitch mechanisms shaped by language experience are more resilient to degradation in background noise, and exhibit greater binaural release from masking (BRM). Cortical pitch responses (CPR) were recorded from Mandarin- and English-speaking natives using a Mandarin word exhibiting a high rising pitch (/yi(2)/). Stimuli were presented diotically in Quiet, and in noise at +5, and 0 dB SNR...
September 14, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926645/alterations-in-regional-homogeneity-of-resting-state-cerebral-activity-in-patients-with-chronic-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome
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Yusong Lin, Yan Bai, Peng Liu, Xuejuan Yang, Wei Qin, Jianqin Gu, Degang Ding, Jie Tian, Meiyun Wang
The purpose of this study was to explore the neural mechanism in Chronic prostatitis/Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging. The functional magnetic resonance imaging was performed on 31 male CP/CPPS-patients and 31 age and education matched male healthy controls on a 3-T magnetic resonance imaging unit. A two-sample t-test was adopted to reveal the regional homogeneity between the patients and healthy controls. The mean regional homogeneity values in the alerted brain regions of patients were correlated with the clinical measurements by using Pearson's correlation analyses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926610/image-similarity-evaluation-of-the-bulk-density-assigned-synthetic-ct-derived-from-mri-of-intracranial-regions-for-radiation-treatment
#15
Shin-Wook Kim, Hun-Joo Shin, Jin-Ho Hwang, Jin-Sol Shin, Sung-Kwang Park, Jin-Young Kim, Ki-Jun Kim, Chul-Seung Kay, Young-Nam Kang
OBJECTIVE: Various methods for radiation-dose calculation have been investigated over previous decades, focusing on the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) only. The bulk-density-assignment method based on manual segmentation has exhibited promising results compared to dose-calculation with computed tomography (CT). However, this method cannot be easily implemented in clinical practice due to its time-consuming nature. Therefore, we investigated an automatic anatomy segmentation method with the intention of providing the proper methodology to evaluate synthetic CT images for a radiation-dose calculation based on MR images...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925013/an-animal-model-of-deep-brain-stimulation-for-treating-tinnitus-a-proof-of-concept-study
#16
Syed F Ahsan, Hao Luo, Jinsheng Zhang, Eric Kim, Yong Xu
OBJECTIVE: This proof-of-concept study aimed to demonstrate therapeutic effects of deep brain stimulation (DBS) on noise-induced tinnitus. STUDY DESIGN: Experimental animal study. METHODS: After Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee approval, nine adult rats were implanted in the caudate nucleus with custom-made electrode array. The rats were exposed to noise to induce tinnitus. Auditory brainstem response was performed to evaluate hearing threshold changes...
September 19, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924105/the-successful-application-of-plasmapheresis-in-the-treatment-of-a-patient-with-opsoclonus-and-autoantibodies-to-glutamate-receptor-%C3%AE-2
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Kiyotaka Nakamagoe, Seitaro Nohara, Yukitoshi Takahashi, Mao Takiguchi, Rio Kawakami, Tadachika Koganezawa, Akira Tamaoka
Glutamate receptor δ2 (GluRδ2) is expressed in the neuronal postsynaptic densities at the junctions between the Purkinje cells and the parallel fibers. Recent reports have described patients with opsoclonus who possess anti-GluRδ2 antibodies. We report the case of a 53-year-old man with opsoclonus whose cerebrospinal fluid was positive for anti-GluRδ2 antibodies. Electronystagmography revealed abnormal sinusoidal eye movements, which were definitively identified as opsoclonus. The frequency and amplitude of saccadic oscillations diminished after plasmapheresis (PE)...
September 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923531/hippocampal-infarction-identification-of-three-new-types
#18
A Förster, M Al-Zghloul, P Eisele, H Wenz, J Böhme, C Groden, E Neumaier-Probst
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hippocampal infarction (HI) is common but yet still not comprehensively studied. In the present study, we aimed to identify novel HI patterns and to describe additional ischemic lesions outside the hippocampus to draw conclusions regarding the underlying vessel occlusion. METHODS: In 222 patients (mean age 69.9 (±13.6) years; 129 (58.1%) male, 93 (41.9%) female) with HI, diffusion-weighted images were analyzed with emphasis on HI patterns and associated ischemic lesions outside the hippocampus...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922890/midline-telovelar-and-retrosigmoid-suboccipital-approaches-for-fenestration-of-multiple-dilated-virchow-robin-spaces-in-the-brainstem
#19
Amol Raheja, Christian A Bowers, William T Couldwell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922849/medullary-serotonin-neuron-abnormalities-in-an-australian-cohort-of-sudden-infant-death-syndrome
#20
Fiona M Bright, Roger W Byard, Robert Vink, David S Paterson
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine [5-HT]) neurons in the medulla oblongata project extensively to key autonomic and respiratory nuclei in the brainstem and spinal cord regulating critical homeostatic functions. Multiple abnormalities in markers of 5-HT function in the medulla in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) have been reported, informing the hypothesis that at least a subset of SIDS cases is caused by deficits in 5-HT function resulting in impaired homeostatic responses to potentially life-threatening events during sleep...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
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