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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912456/physiological-activity-in-calm-thermal-indoor-environments
#1
Tsuyoshi Okamoto, Kaori Tamura, Naoyuki Miyamoto, Shogo Tanaka, Takaharu Futaeda
Indoor environmental comfort has previously been quantified based on the subjective assessment of thermal physical parameters, such as temperature, humidity, and airflow velocity. However, the relationship of these parameters to brain activity remains poorly understood. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of airflow on brain activity using electroencephalograms (EEG) of participants in a living environment under different airflow conditions. Before the recording, the room was set to a standardised air temperature and humidity...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895060/cerebral-tissue-oxidative-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-connection-with-experimental-cardiac-arrest-and-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-effect-of-mild-hypothermia-and-methylene-blue
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Lars Wiklund, Ranjana Patnaik, Aruna Sharma, Adriana Miclescu, Hari S Sharma
The present investigation is an expansion of previous studies which all share a basic experimental protocol of a porcine-induced cardiac arrest (CA) of 12 min followed by 8 min of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), different experimental treatments (immediate as well as postponed induced mild hypothermia and administration of much or less cool intravenous fluids), and a follow-up period of 3 h after which the animals were sacrificed. Another group of animals was studied according to the same protocol after 12-min CA and "standard CPR...
September 11, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844645/direct-electrical-stimulation-in-the-human-brain-disrupts-melody-processing
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Frank E Garcea, Benjamin L Chernoff, Bram Diamond, Wesley Lewis, Maxwell H Sims, Samuel B Tomlinson, Alexander Teghipco, Raouf Belkhir, Sarah B Gannon, Steve Erickson, Susan O Smith, Jonathan Stone, Lynn Liu, Trenton Tollefson, John Langfitt, Elizabeth Marvin, Webster H Pilcher, Bradford Z Mahon
Prior research using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) [1-4] and behavioral studies of patients with acquired or congenital amusia [5-8] suggest that the right posterior superior temporal gyrus (STG) in the human brain is specialized for aspects of music processing (for review, see [9-12]). Intracranial electrical brain stimulation in awake neurosurgery patients is a powerful means to determine the computations supported by specific brain regions and networks [13-21] because it provides reversible causal evidence with high spatial resolution (for review, see [22, 23])...
September 11, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830757/therapeutic-hypothermia-for-ischemic-stroke-pathophysiology-and-future-promise
#4
REVIEW
Kota Kurisu, Midori A Yenari
Therapeutic hypothermia, or cooling of the body or brain for the purposes of preserving organ viability, is one of the most robust neuroprotectants at both the preclinical and clinical levels. Although therapeutic hypothermia has been shown to improve outcome from related clinical conditions, the significance in ischemic stroke is still under investigation. Numerous pre-clinical studies of therapeutic hypothermia has suggested optimal cooling conditions, such as depth, duration, and temporal therapeutic window for effective neuroprotection...
August 19, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829769/temperature-manipulation-of-neuronal-dynamics-in-a-forebrain-motor-control-nucleus
#5
Matías A Goldin, Gabriel B Mindlin
Different neuronal types within brain motor areas contribute to the generation of complex motor behaviors. A widely studied songbird forebrain nucleus (HVC) has been recognized as fundamental in shaping the precise timing characteristics of birdsong. This is based, among other evidence, on the stretching and the "breaking" of song structure when HVC is cooled. However, little is known about the temperature effects that take place in its neurons. To address this, we investigated the dynamics of HVC both experimentally and computationally...
August 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774294/temperature-variability-in-the-day-night-cycle-is-associated-with-further-intracranial-pressure-during-therapeutic-hypothermia
#6
Adriano Barreto Nogueira, Eva Annen, Oliver Boss, Faraneh Farokhzad, Christopher Sikorski, Emanuela Keller
BACKGROUND: To assess whether circadian patterns of temperature correlate with further values of intracranial pressure (ICP) in severe brain injury treated with hypothermia. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed temperature values in subarachnoid hemorrhage patients treated with hypothermia by endovascular cooling. The circadian patterns of temperature were correlated with the mean ICP across the following day (ICP24). RESULTS: We analyzed data from 17 days of monitoring of three subarachnoid hemorrhage patients that underwent aneurysm coiling, sedation and hypothermia due to refractory intracranial hypertension and/or cerebral vasospasm...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758247/pulsed-dye-laser-treatment-of-port-wine-stains-in-children-useful-tips-to-avoid-general-anesthesia
#7
Adrián Alegre-Sánchez, Bibiana Pérez-García, Pablo Boixeda
Pulsed dye laser (PDL) treatment of port-wine stains (PWSs) in children is a common procedure performed in most laser units. Pain assessment in our younger patients is a major concern, especially in those with extensive PWSs. The use of general anesthesia (GA) results in pain-free treatment, but its effects on the developing brain are far from totally understood. Thus we propose some tips that avoid the use of GA in most of our young patients, including the use of topical anesthetics and cooling systems, large laser spot size and high frequencies, early and frequent treatment with parents present, and the "introduction" and "pressure" techniques, among others...
July 30, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712093/neurobiological-effect-of-selective-brain-cooling-after-concussive-injury
#8
Alexa Walter, Katie Finelli, Xiaoxiao Bai, Brian Johnson, Thomas Neuberger, Peter Seidenberg, Timothy Bream, Mark Hallett, Semyon Slobounov
The search for effective treatment facilitating recovery from concussive injury, as well as reducing risk for recurrent concussion is an ongoing challenge. This study aimed to determine: a) feasibility of selective brain cooling to facilitate clinical symptoms resolution, and b) biological functions of the brain within athletes in acute phase of sports-related concussion. Selective brain cooling for 30 minutes using WElkins sideline cooling system was administered to student-athletes suffering concussive injury (n=12; tested within 5±3 days) and those without history of concussion (n=12)...
July 15, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710023/transient-brain-hypothermia-reduces-the-reperfusion-injury-of-delayed-tissue-plasminogen-activator-and-extends-its-therapeutic-time-window-in-a-focal-embolic-stroke-model
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Mohammadreza Zarisfi, Fatemeh Allahtavakoli, Mahsa Hassanipour, Mohammad Khaksari, Hossain Rezazadeh, Mohammad Allahtavakoli, Mohammad Mohsen Taghavi
It has been reported that restriction of reperfusion after thrombolytic therapy in ischemic stroke may reduce tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) adverse effects and extend its time window. We examined whether shortIt has been reported that restriction of reperfusion after thrombolytic therapy in ischemic stroke may reduce tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) adverse effects and extend its time window. We examined whether short-term and mild local brain cooling can prevent hyperemia and/or adverse effects of delayed tPA in rat embolic stroke model...
July 11, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698778/eric-kandel-s-reductionism-in-art-and-brain-science-bridging-the-two-cultures
#10
Ed Bilsky
Reductive art is a term to describe an artistic style or an aesthetic, rather than an art movement. It is stripping down as a new way of seeing. Movements and other terms that are sometimes associated with reductive art include abstract art, minimalism, ABC art, anti-illusionism, cool art, and rejective art. Eric Kandel's fifth book focuses on reductionism as the principle guiding an ongoing dialogue between the worlds of science and art.
May 2017: Cerebrum: the Dana Forum on Brain Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644823/eeg-characteristics-in-cooled-and-rewarmed-periods-in-post-cardiac-arrest-therapeutic-hypothermia-patients
#11
K Kim, Kimberly L Pargeon, Amy S Labar, Oren Friedman, Padmaja N Kandula, Douglas R Labar
PURPOSE: Continuous video EEG is a tool to assess brain function in injuries, including cardiac arrest (CA). In post-CA therapeutic hypothermia (TH) studies, some EEG features are linked to poor prognosis, but the evolvement of EEG characteristics during two temperature phases and its significance is unclear. We systematically analyzed EEG characteristics in cooled and rewarmed phases of post-CA therapeutic hypothermia patients and investigated their correlation to patient outcome. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of EEG analyses, from a single academic center, of 20 patients who underwent CA and therapeutic hypothermia...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634501/subarachnoid-hemorrhage-and-long-term-stroke-risk-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#12
Nicholas A Morris, Joséphine Cool, Alexander E Merkler, Hooman Kamel
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest that traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a risk factor for subsequent ischemic stroke, even years after the initial insult. The mechanisms of the association remain unclear. The presence of traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (tSAH) may mediate the effect of TBI on long-term stroke risk, as it has previously been linked to short-term vasospasm and delayed cerebral ischemia. METHODS: Using administrative claims data, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of acute care hospitalizations...
July 2017: Neurohospitalist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630395/cerebral-infarction-by-paradoxical-gas-embolism-during-laparoscopic-liver-resection-with-injury-of-the-hepatic-vessels-in-a-patient-without-a-right-to-left-systemic-shunt
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Toshiyasu Kawahara, Masahiro Hagiwara, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Mariko Tanaka, Koji Imai, Jun Sawada, Takayuki Kunisawa, Hiroyuki Furukawa
BACKGROUND Carbon dioxide (CO2) is believed to be the safest gas for laparoscopic surgery, which is a standard procedure. We experienced severe cerebral infarction caused by paradoxical CO2 embolism during laparoscopic liver resection with injury of the hepatic vessels despite the absence of a right-to-left systemic shunt. CASE REPORT A 60-year-old man was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma in the right hepatic lobe secondary to alcoholic liver disease. We planned the laparoscopy-assisted liver resection...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626344/increased-transendothelial-transport-of-ccl3-is-insufficient-to-drive-immune-cell-transmigration-through-the-blood-brain-barrier-under-inflammatory-conditions-in-vitro
#14
Maxime De Laere, Carmelita Sousa, Megha Meena, Roeland Buckinx, Jean-Pierre Timmermans, Zwi Berneman, Nathalie Cools
Many neuroinflammatory diseases are characterized by massive immune cell infiltration into the central nervous system. Identifying the underlying mechanisms could aid in the development of therapeutic strategies specifically interfering with inflammatory cell trafficking. To achieve this, we implemented and validated a blood-brain barrier (BBB) model to study chemokine secretion, chemokine transport, and leukocyte trafficking in vitro. In a coculture model consisting of a human cerebral microvascular endothelial cell line and human astrocytes, proinflammatory stimulation downregulated the expression of tight junction proteins, while the expression of adhesion molecules and chemokines was upregulated...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622752/microvascular-fluid-exchange-during-cpb-with-deep-hypothermia-circulatory-arrest-or-low-flow
#15
Bjørg Elvevoll, Paul Husby, Venny L Kvalheim, Lodve Stangeland, Arve Mongstad, Øyvind S Svendsen
OBJECTIVE: Use of deep hypothermic low-flow (DHLF) cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) has been associated with higher fluid loading than the use of deep hypothermia circulatory arrest (DHCA). We evaluated whether these perfusion strategies influenced fluid extravasation rates and edema generation differently per-operatively. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve anesthetized pigs, randomly allocated to DHLF (n = 6) or DHCA (n = 6), underwent 2.5 hours CPB with cooling to 20°C for 30 minutes (min), followed by 30 min arrested circulation (DHCA) or 30 min low-flow circulation (DHLF) before 90 min rewarming to normothermia...
June 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617423/relationship-between-temperature-variability-and-brain-injury-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-cooled-newborn-infants-after-perinatal-asphyxia
#16
B Brotschi, R Gunny, C Rethmann, U Held, B Latal, C Hagmann
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was whether temperature management during therapeutic hypothermia correlates with the severity of brain injury assessed on magnetic resonance imaging in term infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. STUDY DESIGN: Prospectively collected register data from the National Asphyxia and Cooling Register of Switzerland were analyzed. RESULT: Fifty-five newborn infants were cooled for 72 h with a target temperature range of 33 to 34 °C...
September 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595536/neuroprotective-effects-of-drug-induced-therapeutic-hypothermia-in-central-nervous-system-diseases
#17
Junwei Ma, Yibin Wang, Zhong Wang, Haiying Li, Zhimin Wang, Gang Chen
Cerebrovascular diseases often cause neurological deficits. Experimental studies have shown that drug-induced hypothermia alleviates brain damage and plays a neuroprotective role, thereby reducing mortality and ameliorating neurological deficits. Therefore, drug-induced hypothermia has an important research value and is further considered in the clinical setting. However, drug-induced hypothermia is also associated with side effects, such as ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, suppressed immune function, infection, electrolyte imbalance, glucose metabolism disorders, and skeletal muscle tremor...
June 6, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556778/how-a-brain-keeps-its-cool
#18
Swathi Yadlapalli, Orie T Shafer
Temperature-sensing neurons in the Drosophila brain cooperate with the central circadian clock to help regulate body temperature.
May 30, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550896/pediatric-near-drowning-events-do-they-warrant-trauma-team-activation
#19
Pranit N Chotai, Lisa Manning, Benjamin Eithun, Joshua C Ross, James W Eubanks, Chad Hamner, Ankush Gosain
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of traumatic injuries, factors associated with mortality, and need for pediatric trauma surgery involvement for drowning and near-drowning events in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An institutional review board-approved, retrospective chart review was performed at three American College of Surgeons-verified Pediatric Trauma Centers (2011-2014). Patients with International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, codes or E-codes for fatal-nonfatal drowning, fall into water, accidental drowning, or submersion were included...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540201/cold-dialysis-and-its-impact-on-renal-patients-health-an-evidence-based-mini-review
#20
REVIEW
Giorgos K Sakkas, Argiro A Krase, Christoforos D Giannaki, Christina Karatzaferi
Chronic renal disease is associated with advanced age, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, musculoskeletal problems and cardiovascular disease, the latter being the main cause of mortality in patients receiving haemodialysis (HD). Cooled dialysate (35 °C-36 °C) is recently employed to reduce the incidence of intradialytic hypotension in patients on chronic HD. The studies to date that have evaluated cooled dialysate are limited, however, data suggest that cooled dialysate improves hemodynamic tolerability of dialysis, minimizes hypotension and exerts a protective effect over major organs including the heart and brain...
May 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
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