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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813906/the-ewrist-a-wearable-wrist-exoskeleton-with-semg-based-force-control-for-stroke-rehabilitation
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Charles Lambelet, Mingxing Lyu, Daniel Woolley, Roger Gassert, Nicole Wenderoth
Chronic wrist impairment is frequent following stroke and negatively impacts everyday life. Rehabilitation of the dysfunctional limb is possible but requires extensive training and motivation. Wearable training devices might offer new opportunities for rehabilitation. However, few devices are available to train wrist extension even though this movement is highly relevant for many upper limb activities of daily living. As a proof of concept, we developed the eWrist, a wearable one degree-of-freedom powered exoskeleton which supports wrist extension training...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810961/resuscitation-of-hypotensive-traumatic-brain-injured-animals-with-spray-dried-plasma-does-not-adversely-alter-physiology-and-improves-blood-brain-barrier-function
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Steven McDaniel, Stephanie Golla, Anthony N Moore, Joe DaCorta, Arthur Bode, Shibani Pati, Pramod K Dash, Jing Zhao
INTRODUCTION: According to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center and the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, the number of soldiers who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) has risen dramatically over the past decade. Studies have shown that brain damage can be exacerbated if blood loss occurs (often occurring in polytrauma). As blood supply is critical for brain function and survival, TBI patients must be properly resuscitated to maintain blood volume, blood pressure, and cerebral perfusion...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809856/decreased-nox2-expression-in-the-brain-of-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-association-with-valproic-acid-prescription-and-substance-abuse
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T Seredenina, S Sorce, F R Herrmann, X-J Ma Mulone, O Plastre, A Aguzzi, V Jaquet, K-H Krause
Neuroinflammation and increased oxidative stress are believed to contribute to the development of psychiatric diseases. Animal studies have implicated NADPH oxidases (NOX) as relevant sources of reactive oxygen species in the brain. We have analyzed the expression of NOX isoforms in post-mortem brain samples from patients with psychiatric disorders (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder) and non-psychiatric subjects. Two collections from the Stanley Medical Research Institute were studied: the Array Collection (RNA, 35 individuals per group), and a neuropathology consortium collection (paraffin-embedded sections, 15 individuals per group)...
August 15, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804446/induction-of-mir-155-after-brain-injury-promotes-type-1-interferon-and-has-a-neuroprotective-effect
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Emily B Harrison, Katy Emanuel, Benjamin G Lamberty, Brenda M Morsey, Min Li, Matthew L Kelso, Sowmya V Yelamanchili, Howard S Fox
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) produces profound and lasting neuroinflammation that has both beneficial and detrimental effects. Recent evidence has implicated microRNAs (miRNAs) in the regulation of inflammation both in the periphery and the CNS. We examined the expression of inflammation associated miRNAs in the context of TBI using a mouse controlled cortical impact (CCI) model and found increased levels of miR-21, miR-223 and miR-155 in the hippocampus after CCI. The expression of miR-155 was elevated 9-fold after CCI, an increase confirmed by in situ hybridization (ISH)...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803853/developmental-suppression-of-forebrain-trka-receptors-and-attentional-capacities-in-aging-rats-a-longitudinal-study
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Brittney Yegla, Vinay Parikh
Basal forebrain (BF) cholinergic neurons innervating the cortex regulate cognitive, specifically attentional, processes. Cholinergic atrophy and cognitive decline occur at an accelerated pace in age-related neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease; however, the mechanism responsible for this phenomenon remains unknown. Here we hypothesized that developmental suppression of nerve growth factor signaling, mediated via tropomyosin-related kinase A (trkA) receptors, would escalate age-related attentional vulnerability...
August 10, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803512/heterogeneous-pathological-processes-account-for-thalamic-degeneration-in-multiple-sclerosis-insights-from-7%C3%A2-t-imaging
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Céline Louapre, Sindhuja T Govindarajan, Costanza Giannì, Nancy Madigan, Jacob A Sloane, Constantina A Treaba, Elena Herranz, Revere P Kinkel, Caterina Mainero
BACKGROUND: Thalamic degeneration impacts multiple sclerosis (MS) prognosis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate heterogeneous thalamic pathology, its correlation with white matter (WM), cortical lesions and thickness, and as function of distance from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). METHODS: In 41 MS subjects and 17 controls, using 3 and 7 T imaging, we tested for (1) differences in thalamic volume and quantitative T2* (q-T2*) (2) globally and (3) within concentric bands originating from the CSF/thalamus interface; (4) the relation between thalamic, cortical, and WM metrics; and (5) the contribution of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) metrics to clinical scores...
August 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783305/core-cross-linked-nanoparticles-reduce-neuroinflammation-and-improve-outcome-in-a-mouse-model-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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Dasom Yoo, Alexander W Magsam, Abby M Kelly, Patrick S Stayton, Forrest M Kievit, Anthony J Convertine
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults, yet there are currently no treatments available that prevent the secondary spread of damage beyond the initial insult. The chronic progression of this secondary injury is in part caused by the release of reactive oxygen species (ROS) into surrounding normal brain. Thus, treatments that can enter the brain and reduce the spread of ROS should improve outcome from TBI. Here a highly versatile, reproducible, and scalable method to synthesize core-cross-linked nanoparticles (NPs) from polysorbate 80 (PS80) using a combination of thiol-ene and thiol-Michael chemistry is described...
August 16, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782899/neural-predictors-of-motor-control-and-impact-of-visuo-proprioceptive-information-in-youth
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Sharissa H A Corporaal, Jolien Gooijers, Sima Chalavi, Boris Cheval, Stephan P Swinnen, Matthieu P Boisgontier
For successful motor control, the central nervous system is required to combine information from the environment and the current body state, which is provided by vision and proprioception respectively. We investigated the relative contribution of visual and proprioceptive information to upper limb motor control and the extent to which structural brain measures predict this performance in youth (n = 40; age range 9-18 years). Participants performed a manual tracking task, adopting in-phase and anti-phase coordination modes...
August 7, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774893/mrtf-transcription-and-ezrin-dependent-plasma-membrane-blebbing-are-required-for-entotic-invasion
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Laura Soto Hinojosa, Manuel Holst, Christian Baarlink, Robert Grosse
Entosis is a nonapoptotic form of cell death initiated by actomyosin-dependent homotypic cell-in-cell invasion that can be observed in malignant exudates during tumor progression. We previously demonstrated formin-mediated actin dynamics at the rear of the invading cell as well as nonapoptotic plasma membrane (PM) blebbing in this cellular motile process. Although the contractile actin cortex involved in bleb-driven motility is well characterized, a role for transcriptional regulation in this process has not been studied...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771528/plasma-metabolomics-profiles-in-rats-with-acute-traumatic-brain-injury
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Fei Zheng, Zi-An Xia, Yi-Fu Zeng, Jie-Kun Luo, Peng Sun, Han-Jin Cui, Yang Wang, Tao Tang, Yan-Tao Zhou
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of mortality and disability worldwide. We validated the utility of plasma metabolomics analysis in the clinical diagnosis of acute TBI in a rat model of controlled cortical impact (CCI) using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Thirty Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into two groups of 15 rats each: the CCI group and sham group. Blood samples were obtained from the rats within the first 24 h after TBI injury. GC/MS measurements were performed to evaluate the profile of acute TBI-induced metabolic changes, resulting in the identification of 45 metabolites in plasma...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770828/sesamin-alleviates-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-in-mice-with-experimental-traumatic-brain-injury
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Ying-Liang Liu, Zhi-Ming Xu, Guo-Yuan Yang, Dian-Xu Yang, Jun Ding, Hao Chen, Fang Yuan, Heng-Li Tian
Sesamin, a major lignan of sesame oil, was reported to have neuroprotective effects in several brain injury models. However, its protective action in maintaining blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity has not been studied. In this study we investigated the effects of sesamin on the BBB in a mouse model of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and explored the underlying mechanisms. Adult male C57BL/6 mice were subjected to a controlled cortical impact (CCI) injury and then received sesamin (30 mg·kg(-1)·d(-1), ip). The mice were euthanized on the 1(st) and 3(rd) days after CCI injury and samples were collected for analysis...
August 3, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770512/immediate-intensive-mobilization-compared-with-immediate-conventional-mobilization-for-the-impacted-osteoporotic-conservatively-treated-proximal-humeral-fracture-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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S Carbone, C Razzano, P Albino, R Mezzoprete
PURPOSE: To select in a 2-year survey of proximal humerus fractures accessing the emergency department, a population of osteoporotic stable impacted fractures and to randomize them into two groups, one with an immediate intensive mobilization program and the other with an immediate conventional mobilization program. METHODS: In emergency department, patients with clinical signs of shoulder girdle fracture were submitted to standard X-ray examination and CT scan...
August 2, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768745/altered-modulation-of-sensorimotor-rhythms-with-chronic-paralysis
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Stephen T Foldes, Douglas John Weber, Jennifer L Collinger
After paralysis, the disconnection between the cortex and its peripheral targets leads to neuroplasticity throughout the nervous system. However, it is unclear how chronic paralysis specifically impacts cortical oscillations associated with attempted movement of impaired limbs. We hypothesized that mu (8-13Hz) and beta (15-30Hz) event-related desynchronization (ERD) would be less modulated for individuals with hand paralysis due to cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). To test this, we compared the modulation of ERD from magnetoencephalography (MEG) during attempted and imagined grasping performed by participants with cervical SCI (n = 12) and able-bodied controls (n = 13)...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760945/inactivation-of-nitric-oxide-synthesis-exacerbates-the-development-of-alzheimer-disease-pathology-in-appps1-mice-amyloid-precursor-protein-presenilin-1
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Diana Cifuentes, Marine Poittevin, Philippe Bonnin, Anta Ngkelo, Nathalie Kubis, Tatyana Merkulova-Rainon, Bernard I Lévy
The epidemiological link between hypertension and Alzheimer disease is established. We previously reported that hypertension aggravates the Alzheimer-like pathology in APPPS1 mice (amyloid precursor protein/presenilin-1, mouse model of Alzheimer disease) with angiotensin II-induced hypertension, in relation with hypertension and nitric oxide deficiency. To provide further insights into the role of nitric oxide in the hypertension-Alzheimer disease cross-talk, we studied the effects of nitric oxide blockade in APPPS1 mice using N(ω)-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (l-NAME) alone or in combination with hydralazine, to normalize blood pressure...
July 31, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756744/personalized-bilateral-whole-body-somatosensory-cortex-stimulation-to-relieve-fatigue-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Andrea Cancelli, Carlo Cottone, Alessandro Giordani, Simone Migliore, Domenico Lupoi, Camillo Porcaro, Massimiliano Mirabella, Paolo Maria Rossini, Maria Maddalena Filippi, Franca Tecchio
BACKGROUND: The patients suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS) often consider fatigue the most debilitating symptom they experience, but conventional medicine currently offers poorly efficacious therapies. OBJECTIVE: We executed a replication study of an innovative approach for relieving MS fatigue. METHODS: According to the sample size estimate, we recruited 10 fatigued MS patients who received 5-day transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in a randomized, double-blind, Sham-controlled, crossover study, with modified Fatigue Impact Scale (mFIS) score reduction at the end of the treatment as primary outcome...
July 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755974/a-pilot-study-exploring-the-effects-of-ubiquinol-on-brain-genomics-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Janet D Pierce, Qiuhua Shen, Jill Peltzer, Amanda Thimmesch, John B Hiebert
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury is a major cause of morbidity and mortality that affects military service members and veterans. PURPOSE: Explore the effects of ubiquinol before traumatic brain injury on cerebral gene expression to elucidate molecular mechanisms of ubiquinol neuroprotection. METHOD: In this experimental study, Fisher rats in the untreated (n = 2) and ubiquinol-treated (n = 2) groups received respectively either normal saline or ubiquinol 30 min before traumatic brain injury induced by controlled cortical impact...
July 1, 2017: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754973/neuroprotective-effects-of-trigeminal-nerve-stimulation-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Amrit Chiluwal, Raj K Narayan, Wayne Chaung, Neal Mehan, Ping Wang, Chad E Bouton, Eugene V Golanov, Chunyan Li
Following traumatic brain injury (TBI), ischemia and hypoxia play a major role in further worsening of the damage, a process referred to as 'secondary injury'. Protecting neurons from causative factors of secondary injury has been the guiding principle of modern TBI management. Stimulation of trigeminal nerve induces pressor response and improves cerebral blood flow (CBF) by activating the rostral ventrolateral medulla. Moreover, it causes cerebrovasodilation through the trigemino-cerebrovascular system and trigemino-parasympathetic reflex...
July 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752800/can-resistance-training-impact-mri-outcomes-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis
#18
Tue Kjølhede, Susanne Siemonsen, Damian Wenzel, Jan-Patrick Stellmann, Steffen Ringgaard, Bodil Ginnerup Pedersen, Egon Stenager, Thor Petersen, Kristian Vissing, Christoph Heesen, Ulrik Dalgas
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is characterised by accelerated brain atrophy, which relates to disease progression. Previous research shows that progressive resistance training (PRT) can counteract brain atrophy in other populations. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of PRT by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and clinical measures of disease progression in people with MS. METHODS: This study was a 24-week randomised controlled cross-over trial, including a Training ( n = 18, 24 weeks of PRT followed by self-guided physical activity) and Waitlist group ( n = 17, 24 weeks of habitual lifestyle followed by PRT)...
July 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751738/apoe-influences-the-blood-brain-barrier-through-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mmp-9-pathway-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#19
Zhipeng Teng, Zongduo Guo, Jianjun Zhong, Chongjie Cheng, Zhijian Huang, Yue Wu, Shuang Tang, Chao Luo, Xing Peng, Haitao Wu, Xiaochuan Sun, Li Jiang
Apolipoprotein E (ApoE), encoded by the ApoE gene (APOE), influences the outcomes of traumatic brain injury (TBI), but the mechanism remains unclear. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of different ApoEs on the outcome of TBI and to explore the possible mechanisms. Controlled cortical impact (CCI) was performed on APOEε3 (E3) and APOEε4 (E4) transgenic mice, APOE-KO (KO) mice, and wild type (WT) mice to construct an in vivo TBI model. Neurological deficits, blood brain barrier (BBB) permeability and brain edema were detected at days 1, 3, and 7 after TBI...
July 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750583/association-of-a-history-of-child-abuse-with-impaired-myelination-in-the-anterior-cingulate-cortex-convergent-epigenetic-transcriptional-and-morphological-evidence
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Pierre-Eric Lutz, Arnaud Tanti, Alicja Gasecka, Sarah Barnett-Burns, John J Kim, Yi Zhou, Gang G Chen, Marina Wakid, Meghan Shaw, Daniel Almeida, Marc-Aurele Chay, Jennie Yang, Vanessa Larivière, Marie-Noël M'Boutchou, Léon C van Kempen, Volodymyr Yerko, Josée Prud'homme, Maria Antonietta Davoli, Kathryn Vaillancourt, Jean-François Théroux, Alexandre Bramoullé, Tie-Yuan Zhang, Michael J Meaney, Carl Ernst, Daniel Côté, Naguib Mechawar, Gustavo Turecki
OBJECTIVE: Child abuse has devastating and long-lasting consequences, considerably increasing the lifetime risk of negative mental health outcomes such as depression and suicide. Yet the neurobiological processes underlying this heightened vulnerability remain poorly understood. The authors investigated the hypothesis that epigenetic, transcriptomic, and cellular adaptations may occur in the anterior cingulate cortex as a function of child abuse. METHOD: Postmortem brain samples from human subjects (N=78) and from a rodent model of the impact of early-life environment (N=24) were analyzed...
July 28, 2017: American Journal of Psychiatry
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