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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820910/impaired-dendritic-growth-and-positioning-of-cortical-pyramidal-neurons-by-activation-of-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-signaling-in-the-developing-mouse
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Eiki Kimura, Ken-Ichiro Kubo, Toshihiro Endo, Wenting Ling, Kazunori Nakajima, Masaki Kakeyama, Chiharu Tohyama
The basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factors exert multiple functions in mammalian cerebral cortex development. The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), a member of the bHLH-Per-Arnt-Sim subfamily, is a ligand-activated transcription factor reported to regulate nervous system development in both invertebrates and vertebrates, but the functions that AhR signaling pathway may have for mammalian cerebral cortex development remains elusive. Although the endogenous ligand involved in brain developmental process has not been identified, the environmental pollutant dioxin potently binds AhR and induces abnormalities in higher brain function of laboratory animals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820894/short-term-apparent-brain-tissue-changes-are-contributed-by-cerebral-blood-flow-alterations
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Qiu Ge, Wei Peng, Jian Zhang, Xuchu Weng, Yong Zhang, Thomas Liu, Yu-Feng Zang, Ze Wang
Structural MRI (sMRI)-identified tissue "growth" after neuropsychological training has been reported in many studies but the origins of those apparent tissue changes (ATC) still remain elusive. One possible contributor to ATC is brain perfusion since T1-weighted MRI, the tool used to identify ATC, is sensitive to perfusion-change induced tissue T1 alterations. To test the hypothetical perfusion contribution to ATC, sMRI data were acquired before and after short-term global and regional perfusion manipulations via intaking a 200 mg caffeine pill and performing a sensorimotor task...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820606/the-analysis-of-constitutions-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-in-relation-to-cerebral-infarction-in-a-chinese-sample
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Jiaqi Liu, Fei Xu, Nabijan Mohammadtursun, Yubao Lv, Zihui Tang, Jingcheng Dong
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationships between the constitutions of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and patients with cerebral infarction (CI) in a Chinese sample. METHODS: A total of 3748 participants with complete data were available for data analysis. All study subjects underwent complete clinical baseline characteristics' evaluation, including a physical examination and response to a structured, nurse-assisted, self-administrated questionnaire. A population of 2010 neutral participants were used as the control group...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820547/incidence-and-clinical-impact-of-cerebral-lesions-after-the-mitraclip%C3%A3-%C3%A2-procedure
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Sebastian Barth, Karsten Hamm, Stefan Fodor, Wilko Reents, Sebastian Kerber, Philipp Halbfass, Martina B Hautmann, Bernhard Schieffer, Hassan Soda
BACKGROUND: Clinically silent brain injury detected with cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is well known after various cardiovascular interventions. Thus far, only one study has examined the periprocedural risk of cerebral ischemic events in patients undergoing percutaneous mitral valve reconstruction. The study aim was to examine the incidence and clinical impact of cerebral embolic events in patients undergoing percutaneous mitral valve reconstruction using the MitraClip® system...
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820439/efficacy-and-safety-of-letibotulinum-toxin-a-for-the-treatment-of-dynamic-equinus-foot-deformity-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hyun Jung Chang, Bo Young Hong, Sang-Jee Lee, Soyoung Lee, Joo Hyun Park, Jeong-Yi Kwon
The objective of this clinical trial was to compare the efficacy and safety of letibotulinum toxin A and onabotulinum toxin A for improving dynamic equinus foot deformity in children with cerebral palsy (CP). In total, 144 children with spastic CP who had dynamic equinus foot deformity were assigned randomly to the Botulax group (injection of letibotulinum toxin A) or the Botox group (injection of onabotulinum toxin A). The Physician's Rating Scale (PRS), ankle plantar flexor spasticity using the Modified Tardieu Scale, the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM)-88, and the GMFM-66 were completed before injection and at 6, 12, and 24 weeks after injection...
August 18, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820309/advanced-cone-beam-ct-venous-angiographic-imaging
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Visish M Srinivasan, Gouthami Chintalapani, Edward A M Duckworth, Peter Kan
OBJECTIVE The evaluation of the venous neurovasculature, especially the dural venous sinuses, is most often performed using MR or CT venography. For further assessment, diagnostic cerebral angiography may be performed. Three-dimensional rotational angiography (3D-RA) can be applied to the venous system, producing 3D rotational venography (3D-RV) and cross-sectional reconstructions, which function as an adjunct to traditional 2D digital subtraction angiography. METHODS After querying the database of Baylor St...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820296/long-term-hemodynamic-changes-and-blood-pressure-in-atherosclerotic-major-cerebral-artery-disease
#7
Hiroshi Yamauchi, Shinya Kagawa, Masaaki Takahashi, Tatsuya Higashi
In patients with major cerebral artery disease, lower blood pressure might reduce blood flow in the collateral pathways, thereby impairing the growth of cerebral collaterals, inhibiting hemodynamic improvement. We evaluated the hemodynamic status twice using positron emission tomography and (15)O-gas, over time, in 89 medically treated patients with atherosclerotic internal carotid artery or middle cerebral artery disease that had no ischemic episodes during follow-up (mean, 28 ± 23 months). Changes in the mean hemispheric values of hemodynamic parameters in the territory of the diseased artery at follow-up were correlated with the mean blood pressure values at the baseline and follow-up examinations...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820284/bnip3l-nix-mediated-mitophagy-protects-against-ischemic-brain-injury-independent-of-park2
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Yang Yuan, Yanrong Zheng, Xiangnan Zhang, Ying Chen, Xiaoli Wu, Jiaying Wu, Zhe Shen, Lei Jiang, Lu Wang, Wei Yang, Jianhong Luo, Zhenghong Qin, Weiwei Hu, Zhong Chen
Cerebral ischemia induces massive mitochondrial damage. These damaged mitochondria are cleared, thus attenuating brain injury, by mitophagy. Here, we identified the involvement of BNIP3L/NIX in cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I-R)-induced mitophagy. Bnip3l knockout (bnip3l(-/-)) impaired mitophagy and aggravated cerebral I-R injury in mice, which can be rescued by BNIP3L overexpression. The rescuing effects of BNIP3L overexpression can be observed in park2(-/-) mice, which showed mitophagy deficiency after I-R...
August 18, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820225/bilateral-thalamic-edema-from-coexisting-choroid-plexus-arteriovenous-malformation-and-sinus-thrombosis-case-report
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Ryan B Kochanski, Andrew K Johnson, Roham Moftakhar
Bilateral thalamic dysfunction secondary to venous congestion may result from either venous sinus thrombosis or high flow arteriovenous malformations or a combination of both. We present a case of bilateral thalamic edema resulting from concomitant choroid plexus arteriovenous malformation (AVM) and straight sinus thrombosis and describe our treatment approach. The patient presented with several weeks of progressive confusion and memory deficits. Magnetic resonance imaging and venography (MRI/ MRV) showed bilateral thalamic T2 hyperintensities and straight sinus thrombosis...
2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820187/cerebral-venous-thrombosis
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Suzanne M Silvis, Diana Aguiar de Sousa, José M Ferro, Jonathan M Coutinho
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is an important cause of stroke in young adults. Data from large international registries published in the past two decades have greatly improved our knowledge about the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and prognosis of CVT. The presentation of symptoms is highly variable in this disease, and can range from a patient seen at the clinic with a 1-month history of headache, to a comatose patient admitted to the emergency room. Consequently, the diagnosis of CVT is often delayed or overlooked...
August 18, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819935/plasma-biomarkers-of-inflammation-reflect-seizures-and-hemorrhagic-activity-of-cerebral-cavernous-malformations
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Romuald Girard, Hussein A Zeineddine, Maged D Fam, Anoop Mayampurath, Ying Cao, Changbin Shi, Robert Shenkar, Sean P Polster, Michael Jesselson, Ryan Duggan, Abdul-Ghani Mikati, Gregory Christoforidis, Jorge Andrade, Kevin J Whitehead, Dean Y Li, Issam A Awad
The clinical course of cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) is highly variable. Based on recent discoveries implicating angiogenic and inflammatory mechanisms, we hypothesized that serum biomarkers might reflect chronic or acute disease activity. This single-site prospective observational cohort study included 85 CCM patients, in whom 24 a priori chosen plasma biomarkers were quantified and analyzed in relation to established clinical and imaging parameters of disease categorization and severity. We subsequently validated the positive correlations in longitudinal follow-up of 49 subjects...
August 17, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819885/adenosine-assisted-clipping-of-intracranial-aneurysms
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Torstein R Meling, Luis Romundstad, Geir Niemi, Jon Narum, Per Kristian Eide, Angelika G Sorteberg, Wilhelm A Sorteberg
Temporary parent vessel clip occlusion in aneurysm surgery is not always practical or feasible. Adenosine-induced transient cardiac arrest may serve as an alternative. We retrospectively reviewed our clinical database between September 2011 and July 2014. All patients who underwent microsurgical clipping of intracranial aneurysms under adenosine-induced asystole were included. A total of 18 craniotomies were performed, and 18 aneurysms were clipped under adenosine-induced asystole (7 basilar arteries, 8 internal carotid arteries, 1 middle cerebral artery, and 1 anterior communicating artery) in 16 patients (10 females, 6 males)...
August 17, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819737/further-controversies-about-brain-tissue-oxygenation-pressure-reactivity-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Morten Andresen, Joseph Donnelly, Marcel Aries, Marianne Juhler, David Menon, Pja Hutchinson, Peter Smielewski
BACKGROUND: Continuous monitoring of cerebral autoregulation is considered clinically useful due to its ability to warn against brain ischemic insults, which may translate to a relationship with adverse outcome. It is typically performed using the pressure reactivity index (PRx) based on mean arterial pressure and intracranial pressure. A new ORx index based on brain tissue oxygenation and cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) has been proposed that similarly allows for evaluation of cerebrovascular reactivity...
August 17, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819470/causes-of-death-and-factors-associated-with-early-mortality-of-hiv-infected-adults-admitted-to-korle-bu-teaching-hospital
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Adriana Saavedra, Nia Campinha-Bacote, Maurice Hajjar, Ernest Kenu, Fizza Syeda Gillani, Adjoa Obo-Akwa, Margaret Lartey, Awewura Kwara
INTRODUCTION: This study sought to identify common causes of death as well as the factors associated with the high inpatient mortality rate of HIV-infected patients at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH). METHODS: The retrospective study reviewed the medical records of 547 HIV-infected adults aged 18 years or older admitted to the KBTH between the months of January 2012 and October 2013. Using standardized abstraction forms, clinical and demographic data of eligible patients was collected...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819446/incremental-value-of-circulating-mir-122-5p-to-predict-outcome-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Yvan Devaux, Antonio Salgado-Somoza, Josef Dankiewicz, Adeline Boileau, Pascal Stammet, Anna Schritz, Lu Zhang, Mélanie Vausort, Patrik Gilje, David Erlinge, Christian Hassager, Matthew P Wise, Michael Kuiper, Hans Friberg, Niklas Nielsen
Rationale. The value of microRNAs (miRNAs) as biomarkers has been addressed in various clinical contexts. Initial studies suggested that miRNAs, such as the brain-enriched miR-124-3p, might improve outcome prediction after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The aim of this study is to determine the prognostic value of miR-122-5p in a large cohort of comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Methods. We analyzed 590 patients from the Targeted Temperature Management trial (TTM-trial). Circulating levels of miR-122-5p were measured in serum samples obtained 48 hours after return of spontaneous circulation...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819361/unilateral-headache-status-after-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-placement
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Garret M Weber, Alan L Gass, Shalvi B Parikh
INTRODUCTION: Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) counterpulsation is a catheter-based treatment for coronary artery disease and decompensated heart failure to increase coronary blood flow and improve cardiac output. IABP is generally well tolerated, and complications are usually related to peripheral vasculature or red blood cell and platelet consumption. The usual insertion site via femoral artery renders the patient bedbound. Recently, axillary artery has been used in patients with atherosclerotic peripheral vascular disease and documented small arteries or in those awaiting transplant to ensure ambulation and prevent deconditioning...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819088/lissencephaly-in-a-pekingese
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Genya Shimbo, Michihito Tagawa, Eiji Oohashi, Masashi Yanagawa, Kazuro Miyahara
A 1-year-old neutered male Pekingese was presented for evaluation and further treatment of cluster seizures. The dog had behavioral abnormalities, and a prosencephalic lesion was suspected following neurological examination. The dog showed signs of learning difficulty. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed a remarkably smooth cerebral cortex with a reduced number of gyri, as well as a cystic lesion associated with the quadrigeminal cistern. A diagnosis of lissencephaly, concurrent with a quadrigeminal cisternal cyst, was made...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818585/-vitamin-k-in-the-neonate-recommendations-update
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J-M Hascoët, J-C Picaud, A Lapillonne, C Boithias-Guerot, P Bolot, E Saliba
Hemorrhagic disease of the newborn is not common but may be very serious, with cerebral, hepatic, or adrenal gland bleeding. Its prevention is based upon vitamin K1 administration from birth. Scientific studies to validate appropriate treatment policies are scarce, with recommendations coming from expert opinions, retrospective studies, or controversies on possible side effects. After analysis of recent literature data, we propose an oral administration of three doses of 2mg of vitamin K1 at birth, at discharge from the maternity ward, and at 1 month postnatal age for term infants...
August 14, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818530/recent-developments-in-clinical-trials-of-botulinum-neurotoxins
#19
Antoniangela Cocco, Alberto Albanese
Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) are increasingly used in clinical practice for several indications. Following the pioneering years of discoveries, the recent years have witnessed an increase of new indications and new toxin brands. We review here the clinical trials on BoNTs performed since 2014 and put them into perspective. We also review the ongoing trials listed by the National Institutes of Health registry (Clinicaltrials.gov). The following indications are reviewed here: blepharospasm, cervical dystonia, spasticity, cerebral palsy, urinary incontinence, headache, topical formulations, postoperative cardiac arrhythmia, keloids and scars...
August 14, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818262/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-mediates-cognitive-improvements-following-acute-exercise
#20
Andrew Borror
The mechanisms causing improved cognition following acute exercise are poorly understood. This article proposes that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is the main factor contributing to improved cognition following exercise. Additionally, it argues that cerebral blood flow (CBF) and oxidative stress explain the release of BDNF from cerebral endothelial cells. One way to test these hypotheses is to block endothelial function and measure the effect on BDNF levels and cognitive performance. The CBF and oxidative stress can also be examined in relationship to BDNF using a multiple linear regression...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
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