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Brain cooling

Nelson Trieu, Ryan Xia, Robert Loneragan, Lloyd Ridley, Joseph Trieu
INTRODUCTION: We report a series of patients who had computed tomography (CT) of their brains which showed an uncommon artefact caused by excess air bubbles in the cooling oil around the X-ray tube. METHODS: In November and December 2015, it was recognised that artefacts appearing on CT brain images acquired at our department were caused by a scanner fault. The test images were reviewed and the service engineer for the CT scanner was questioned about the artefact cause...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Jie Zhang, Alan R Light, Charles L Hoppel, Caitlin Campbell, Carol J Chandler, Dustin J Burnett, Elaine C Souza, Gretchen A Casazza, Ronald W Hughen, Nancy L Keim, John W Newman, Gary R Hunter, Jose R Fernandez, W Timothy Garvey, Mary-Ellen Harper, Oliver Fiehn, Sean H Adams
With insulin-resistance or type 2 diabetes mellitus, mismatches between mitochondrial fatty acid fuel delivery and oxidative phosphorylation/tricarboxylic acid cycle activity may contribute to inordinate accumulation of short- or medium-chain acylcarnitine fatty acid derivatives (markers of incomplete long-chain fatty acid oxidation [FAO]). We reasoned that incomplete FAO in muscle would be ameliorated concurrent with improved insulin sensitivity and fitness following a ∼14 wk training and weight loss intervention in obese, sedentary, insulin-resistant women...
October 12, 2016: Experimental Physiology
James F Doyle, Frédérique Schortgen
The concept of pyrexia as a protective physiological response to aid in host defence has been challenged with the awareness of the severe metabolic stress induced by pyrexia. The host response to pyrexia varies, however, according to the disease profile and severity and, as such, the management of pyrexia should differ; for example, temperature control is safe and effective in septic shock but remains controversial in sepsis. From the reported findings discussed in this review, treating pyrexia appears to be beneficial in septic shock, out of hospital cardiac arrest and acute brain injury...
October 3, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Jeffrey E Keenan, Ehsan Benrashid, Emily Kale, Alina Nicoara, Aatif M Husain, G Chad Hughes
Circulatory management during replacement of the aortic arch is complex and involves a period of circulatory arrest to provide a bloodless field during arch vessel anastomosis. To guard against ischemic brain injury, tissue metabolic demand is reduced by systemically cooling the patient prior to circulatory arrest. Neurophysiological intraoperative monitoring (NIOM) is often used during the course of these procedures to provide contemporaneous assessment of brain status to help direct circulatory management decisions and detect brain ischemia...
October 4, 2016: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Andrew C Gallup, Allyson M Church, Anthony J Pelegrino
Research indicates that the motor action pattern of yawning functions to promote cortical arousal and state change through enhanced intracranial circulation and brain cooling. Because the magnitude of this response likely corresponds to the degree of neurophysiological change, we hypothesized that interspecies variation in yawn duration would correlate with underlying neurological differences. Using openly accessible data, we show that both the mean and variance in yawn duration are robust predictors of mammalian brain weight and cortical neuron number (ρ-values > 0...
October 2016: Biology Letters
Mohammad Fazel Bakhsheshi, Yong Wang, Lynn Keenliside, Ting-Yim Lee
BACKGROUND: Target temperature management is the single most effective intervention and the gold standard in post-resuscitation care today. However, cooling the whole body below 33-34 °C can cause severe complications. Therefore, developing a selective brain cooling (SBC) approach which can be initiated early to induce rapid cooling and maintain the target temperature over 12-24 h before slowly rewarming brain temperature by itself alone would be advantageous. Vortex tubes are simple mechanical devices generating cold air from a stream of compressed air without applied chemical or energy...
December 2016: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
I Dierickx, S Van Hooland, K Tomsin, D Vanercke, W Cools, H Fransen, W Gyselaers
INTRODUCTION: Studying the venous compartment may add valuable information on background mechanisms and (patho)physiology of the cardiovascular system in normal pregnancies and pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia. Every component of the venous pulse wave is reflecting a specific stage of the cardiac cycle in the right atrium, and can be recognized in the neck veins, the hepatic and the renal veins. Previous studies have demonstrated the repeatability and reproducibility of venous Doppler sonography and venous pulse transit time in renal interlobar and hepatic veins...
August 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Alistair J Gunn, Abbot R Laptook, Nicola J Robertson, John D Barks, Marianne Thoresen, Guido Wassink, Laura Bennet
Acute post-asphyxial encephalopathy around the time of birth remains a major cause of death and disability. The possibility that hypothermia may be able to prevent or lessen asphyxial brain injury is a "dream revisited". In this review, a historical perspective is provided from the first reported use of therapeutic hypothermia for brain injuries in antiquity, to the present day. The first uncontrolled trials of cooling for resuscitation were reported more than 50 years ago. The seminal insight that led to the modern revival of studies of neuroprotection was that after profound asphyxia, many brain cells show initial recovery from the insult during a short "latent" phase, typically lasting approximately 6 h, only to die hours to days later after a "secondary" deterioration characterized by seizures, cytotoxic edema, and progressive failure of cerebral oxidative metabolism...
September 27, 2016: Pediatric Research
Hitoshi Kobata, Akira Sugie, Eiichi Suehiro, Kenji Dohi, Tadashi Kaneko, Motoki Fujita, Yasutaka Oda, Yasuhiro Kuroda, Susumu Yamashita, Tsuyoshi Maekawa
We investigated associations between blood glucose levels and clinical outcomes in participants of the multicenter prospective randomized controlled Brain-Hypothermia (B-HYPO) study. Patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI, Glasgow Coma Scale 4-8) were assigned to therapeutic hypothermia (TH, 32-34°C, n=98) or fever control (35.5-37.0°C, n=50) groups. TH patients were cooled as soon as possible for ≥72 h and rewarmed at a rate of <1°C/day. We recorded blood glucose (BG) levels on days 0, 1, and 3 after treatment initiation, and day 1 after rewarming...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
Jin Hwan Lee, Zheng Z Wei, Wenyuan Cao, Soonmi Won, Xiaohuan Gu, Megan Winter, Thomas A Dix, Ling Wei, Shan Ping Yu
Stroke is a leading threat to human life and health in the US and around the globe, while very few effective treatments are available for stroke patients. Preclinical and clinical studies have shown that therapeutic hypothermia (TH) is a potential treatment for stroke. Using novel neurotensin receptor 1 (NTR1) agonists, we have demonstrated pharmacologically induced hypothermia and protective effects against brain damages after ischemic stroke, hemorrhage stroke, and traumatic brain injury (TBI) in rodent models...
September 19, 2016: Neurobiology of Disease
Pranav Nanda, Sameer A Sheth, Guy M McKhann
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October 2016: Neurosurgery
Raghuram Chava, Menekhem Zviman, Madhavan Srinivas Raghavan, Henry Halperin, Farhan Maqbool, Romergryko Geocadin, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Aravindan Kolandaivelu, Benjamin A Rosen, Harikrishna Tandri
Early induction of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) is recommended in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (CA); however, currently no reliable methods exist to initiate cooling. We investigated the effect of high flow transnasal dry air on brain and body temperatures in adult porcine animals. Adult porcine animals (n = 23) under general anesthesia were subject to high flow of transnasal dry air. Mouth was kept open to create a unidirectional airflow, in through the nostrils and out through the mouth. Brain, internal jugular, and aortic temperatures were recorded...
September 16, 2016: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
Peng Liu, Rui Yang, Zelan Zuo
BACKGROUND: A new rectal cooling device for therapeutic hypothermia (TH) therapy is designed and is applied in TH treatment of SD rats with ischemic-hypoxic brain damage. METHODS: Healthy adult SD rats (n = 45) were randomly assigned into four groups: the healthy control group (n = 5), the ischemia and hypoxia group (n = 10), the rectal TH cooling group (n = 18), and the ice blanket TH cooling group (n = 11). The rats in the rectal cooling and ice blanket TH groups received 12 h treatment after hypoxic-ischemic brain damage had been established, while those in the ischemia and hypoxia group did not...
2016: BMC Anesthesiology
Barbara A Maher, Imad A M Ahmed, Vassil Karloukovski, Donald A MacLaren, Penelope G Foulds, David Allsop, David M A Mann, Ricardo Torres-Jardón, Lilian Calderon-Garciduenas
Biologically formed nanoparticles of the strongly magnetic mineral, magnetite, were first detected in the human brain over 20 y ago [Kirschvink JL, Kobayashi-Kirschvink A, Woodford BJ (1992) Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 89(16):7683-7687]. Magnetite can have potentially large impacts on the brain due to its unique combination of redox activity, surface charge, and strongly magnetic behavior. We used magnetic analyses and electron microscopy to identify the abundant presence in the brain of magnetite nanoparticles that are consistent with high-temperature formation, suggesting, therefore, an external, not internal, source...
September 27, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Mimily Harsono, Massroor Pourcyrous, Elliott J Jolly, Amy de Jongh Curry, Alexander L Fedinec, Jianxiong Liu, Shymali Basuroy, Daming Zhuang, Charles W Leffler, Helena Parfenova
Epileptic seizures in neonates cause cerebrovascular injury and impairment of cerebral blood flow (CBF) regulation. In the bicuculline model of seizures in newborn pigs, we tested the hypothesis that selective head cooling prevents deleterious effects of seizures on cerebral vascular functions. Preventive or therapeutic ictal head cooling was achieved by placing two head ice packs during the preictal and/or ictal states, respectively, for the ~2-h period of seizures. Head cooling lowered the brain and core temperatures to 25...
September 2, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Eun Soo Kim, Seung-Koo Lee, Mi Jung Kwon, Phil Hye Lee, Young-Su Ju, Dae Young Yoon, Hye Jeong Kim, Kwan Seop Lee
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of localized brain cooling on blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability following transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) in rats, by using dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE)-MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty rats were divided into 3 groups of 10 rats each: control group, localized cold-saline (20℃) infusion group, and localized warm-saline (37℃) infusion group. The left middle cerebral artery (MCA) was occluded for 1 hour in anesthetized rats, followed by 3 hours of reperfusion...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
Elena Boto, Richard Bowtell, Peter Krüger, T Mark Fromhold, Peter G Morris, Sofie S Meyer, Gareth R Barnes, Matthew J Brookes
Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is a sophisticated tool which yields rich information on the spatial, spectral and temporal signatures of human brain function. Despite unique potential, MEG is limited by a low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) which is caused by both the inherently small magnetic fields generated by the brain, and the scalp-to-sensor distance. The latter is limited in current systems due to a requirement for pickup coils to be cryogenically cooled. Recent work suggests that optically-pumped magnetometers (OPMs) might be a viable alternative to superconducting detectors for MEG measurement...
2016: PloS One
Lina F Chalak
Although therapies in addition to whole-body cooling are being developed to treat the neonate at risk for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, we have no quickly measured serum inflammatory or neuronal biomarkers to acutely and accurately identify brain injury or to follow the efficacy of therapy. This review covers inflammatory serum biomarkers in the setting of birth asphyxia that can help assess the degree or severity of encephalopathy at birth and neurodevelopmental outcomes. These biomarkers still need to be independently validated in large cohorts before they are ready for clinical implementation in practice...
September 2016: Clinics in Perinatology
Analucia A Alegria, Joaquim Radua, Katya Rubia
OBJECTIVE: Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies in conduct disorder and in oppositional defiant disorder have shown inconsistencies. The aim of this meta-analysis of fMRI studies in disruptive behavior disorders was to establish the most consistent brain dysfunctions and to address task- and subtype-related heterogeneity. METHOD: Web-based publication databases were searched to conduct a meta-analysis of all whole-brain fMRI studies of youths with disruptive behavior disorder or conduct problems up to August 2015...
August 13, 2016: American Journal of Psychiatry
Taeyun Kim, Michael G Paine, He Meng, Ren Xiaodan, Jacob Cohen, Tulasi Jinka, Huiyong Zheng, James A Cranford, Robert W Neumar
AIM: Post-cardiac arrest hypothermic-targeted temperature management (HTTM) improves outcomes in preclinical cardiac arrest studies. However, inadequate understanding of the mechanisms and therapeutic windows remains a barrier to optimization. We tested the hypothesis that combined intra- and post-cardiac arrest HTTM provides a synergistic outcome benefit compared to either strategy alone. METHODS: Rats subjected to 8-min asphyxial cardiac arrest were block randomized to 4 treatment groups (n=12/group): NTTM) normothermic-targeted temperature management; 1-24 HTTM) HTTM initiated 1h post-ROSC and maintained for 24h; Intra-1 HTTM) HTTM initiated at CPR onset and maintained for 1h; and Intra-24 HTTM) HTTM initiated at CPR onset and maintained for 24h...
October 2016: Resuscitation
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