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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088536/targeting-sonic-hedgehog-signaling-in-neurological-disorders
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REVIEW
Sita Sharan Patel, Sunil Tomar, Diksha Sharma, Neeraj Mahindroo, Malairaman Udayabanu
Sonic hedgehog (Shh) signaling influences neurogenesis and neural patterning during the development of central nervous system. Dysregulation of Shh signaling in brain leads to neurological disorders like autism spectrum disorder, depression, dementia, stroke, Parkinson's diseases, Huntington's disease, locomotor deficit, epilepsy, demyelinating disease, neuropathies as well as brain tumors. The synthesis, processing and transport of Shh ligand as well as the localization of its receptors and signal transduction in the central nervous system has been carefully reviewed...
January 11, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080965/feeling-learning-from-and-being-aware-of-inner-states-interoceptive-dimensions-in-neurodegeneration-and-stroke
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Indira García-Cordero, Lucas Sedeño, Laura de la Fuente, Andrea Slachevsky, Gonzalo Forno, Francisco Klein, Patricia Lillo, Jesica Ferrari, Clara Rodriguez, Julian Bustin, Teresa Torralva, Sandra Baez, Adrian Yoris, Sol Esteves, Margherita Melloni, Paula Salamone, David Huepe, Facundo Manes, Adolfo M García, Agustín Ibañez
Interoception is a complex process encompassing multiple dimensions, such as accuracy, learning and awareness. Here, we examined whether each of those dimensions relies on specialized neural regions distributed throughout the vast interoceptive network. To this end, we obtained relevant measures of cardiac interoception in healthy subjects and patients offering contrastive lesion models of neurodegeneration and focal brain damage: behavioural variant fronto-temporal dementia (bvFTD), Alzheimer's disease (AD) and fronto-insular stroke...
November 19, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069027/reliability-of-health-related-quality-of-life-assessments-made-by-older-adults-and-significant-others-for-health-states-of-increasing-cognitive-impairment
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Gina Bravo, Modou Sene, Marcel Arcand
BACKGROUND: Older adults are encouraged by many organizations to engage in advance care planning in the event of decisional incapacity. Planning for future health care often involves anticipating health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in states of reduced cognitive functioning. No study has yet examined whether anticipated HRQoL is stable over time. The accuracy with which significant others can predict how an older adult envisions HRQoL in a future state of cognitive impairment is also unknown...
January 7, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068866/cognitive-abnormalities-and-cerebral-perfusion-defects-in-a-community-dwelling-cohort-of-elderly-men-with-mmse-within-the-normal-range
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Lena André-Petersson, Ola Thorsson, Arkadiusz Siennicki-Lantz
OBJECTIVES: Mini Mental State Examination's (MMSE's) sensitivity in its upper level is questioned, hence we investigated cognitive abnormalities and defects in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in elderly with MMSE scores ≥24. METHODS: One hundred and four men at age 81 with MMSE scores ≥24 (mean 28.4 ± 1.7), no dementia or stroke, were examined with neuropsychological test battery, and their rCBF was estimated using (99mTc)-HMPAO SPECT. RESULTS: MMSE was very sparsely correlated with rCBF...
January 9, 2017: Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section B, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064358/incipient-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-is-more-common-than-expected-and-may-comprise-clinicopathological-subtypes-a-forensic-autopsy-series
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Koji Yoshida, Yukiko Hata, Koshi Kinoshita, Shutaro Takashima, Kortaro Tanaka, Naoki Nishida
We investigated 998 serial Japanese forensic autopsy cases (0-101 years old, mean age 61.7 ± 21.9), with no case selection, using immunohistochemistry to detect cases with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). Twenty-nine cases (mean age 82.3 ± 7.2 years, 11 males, 18 females) fulfilled the National Institute of Neuronal Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)-PSP pathological criteria (2.9% of all cases, 4.6% of cases over 60). All had neuronal and glial inclusions in the basal ganglia and brainstem. However, 13 cases had low tau pathology and were categorized as atypical PSP...
January 7, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062508/arterial-calcification-in-diabetes-mellitus-preclinical-models-and-translational-implications
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John N Stabley, Dwight A Towler
Diabetes mellitus increasingly afflicts our aging and dysmetabolic population. Type 2 diabetes mellitus and the antecedent metabolic syndrome represent the vast majority of the disease burden-increasingly prevalent in children and older adults. However, type 1 diabetes mellitus is also advancing in preadolescent children. As such, a crushing wave of cardiometabolic disease burden now faces our society. Arteriosclerotic calcification is increased in metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and type 1 diabetes mellitus-impairing conduit vessel compliance and function, thereby increasing the risk for dementia, stroke, heart attack, limb ischemia, renal insufficiency, and lower extremity amputation...
December 22, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062146/intensive-statin-regimens-for-reducing-risk-of-cardiovascular-diseases-among-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-population-a-nation-wide-longitudinal-cohort-study-2000-2011
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Huang-Tz Ou, Kai-Cheng Chang, Chung-Yi Li, Chen-Yi Yang, Nai-Ying Ko
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in a statin-treated HIV-infected population and the effects of intensive statin regimens (i.e., high-dose or potency) on CVD risks. METHODS: 945 HIV-infected patients newly on statin treatment (144, 15.7% with CVD history) were identified from Taiwan's national HIV cohort. Using the median of the first year cumulative statin dosage as a cut-off point, patients were classified into either a high-dose or low-dose group...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059802/recent-progress-in-translational-research-on-neurovascular-and-neurodegenerative-disorders
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Hans-Ulrich Demuth, Rick M Dijkhuizen, Tracy D Farr, Mathias Gelderblom, Karen Horsburgh, Costantino Iadecola, Damian D Mcleod, Dominik Michalski, Tim H Murphy, Josune Orbe, Willem M Otte, Gabor C Petzold, Nikolaus Plesnila, Georg Reiser, Klaus G Reymann, Maria A Rueger, Dorothee Saur, Sean I Savitz, Stephan Schilling, Neil J Spratt, Renée J Turner, Raghu Vemuganti, Denis Vivien, Manuel Yepes, Marietta Zille, Johannes Boltze
The already established and widely used intravenous application of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator as a re-opening strategy for acute vessel occlusion in ischemic stroke was recently added by mechanical thrombectomy, representing a fundamental progress in evidence-based medicine to improve the patient's outcome. This has been paralleled by a swift increase in our understanding of pathomechanisms underlying many neurovascular diseases and most prevalent forms of dementia. Taken together, these current advances offer the potential to overcome almost two decades of marginally successful translational research on stroke and dementia, thereby spurring the entire field of translational neuroscience...
January 3, 2017: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057621/interaction-of-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-and-cognitive-impairment-with-slow-gait-speed-in-middle-aged-and-older-adults
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Sunghee Lee, Chol Shin
OBJECTIVE: to investigate whether slow gait speed is associated with cognitive impairment and further whether the association is modified by obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). METHODS: in total, 2,222 adults aged 49-80 years, free from dementia, stroke and head injury were asked to walk a 4-m course at fast and usual gait speeds. The time taken to walk was measured. All participants completed the Korean Mini-Mental State Examination, which was validated in the Korean language, to assess cognitive function...
January 4, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057562/imaging-retina-to-study-dementia-and-stroke
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REVIEW
Carol Yim-Lui Cheung, M Kamran Ikram, Christopher Chen, Tien Yin Wong
With increase in life expectancy, the number of persons suffering from common age-related brain diseases, including neurodegenerative (e.g., dementia) and cerebrovascular (e.g., stroke) disease is expected to rise substantially. As current neuro-imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance imaging may not be able to detect subtle subclinical changes (resolution <100-500 μm) in dementia and stroke, there is an urgent need for other complementary techniques to probe the pathophysiology of these diseases...
January 2, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054240/risk-of-adverse-outcomes-for-older-people-with-dementia-prescribed-antipsychotic-medication-a-population-based-e-cohort-study
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Michael Dennis, Laura Shine, Ann John, Amanda Marchant, Joanna McGregor, Ronan A Lyons, Sinead Brophy
INTRODUCTION: Over recent years there has been growing evidence of increased risk of mortality associated with antipsychotic use in older people with dementia. Although this concern combined with limited evidence of efficacy has informed guidelines restricting antipsychotic prescription in this population, the use of antipsycotics remains common. Many published studies only report short-term outcomes, are restricted to examining mortality and stroke risk or have other limitations. The aim of this study was to assess adverse outcomes associated with the use of antipsychotics in older people living with dementia in Wales (UK)...
January 4, 2017: Neurology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042767/advantages-of-structure-based-drug-design-approaches-in-neurological-disorders
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Murali Aarthy, Umesh Panwar, Chandrabose Selvaraj, Sanjeev Kumar Singh
The nerve impulse that function during abnormal or due in illness may due to several genetic factors, metabolic, biological conditions or environmental components denominated as Neuro-biological disorders. This illness occurs mostly due to the innumerable biological modifications that alters the mechanistic condition of the brain. As per current update, more than a millions of people around the world are suffering through various kinds of neurological disorders. In case, 50 million people with Epilepsy, 35 million with dementia, mainly included Alzheimer's disease and the rest of other cases with Parkinson's, Migraine and Stroke...
2, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039870/outcomes-of-treated-hypertension-at-age-80-and-older-cohort-analysis-of-79-376-individuals
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João Delgado, Jane A H Masoli, Kirsty Bowman, W David Strain, George A Kuchel, Kate Walters, Louise Lafortune, Carol Brayne, David Melzer, Alessandro Ble
OBJECTIVES: To estimate outcomes according to attained blood pressure (BP) in the oldest adults treated for hypertension in routine family practice. DESIGN: Cohort analysis of primary care inpatient and death certificate data for individuals with hypertension. SETTING: Primary care practices in England (Clinical Practice Research Datalink). PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 80 and older taking antihypertensive medication and free of dementia, cancer, coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and end-stage renal failure at baseline...
December 30, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039855/use-of-oral-anticoagulant-therapy-in-older-adults-with-atrial-fibrillation-after-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Emer R McGrath, Alan S Go, Yuchiao Chang, Leila H Borowsky, Margaret C Fang, Kristi Reynolds, Daniel E Singer
OBJECTIVES: To explore barriers to anticoagulation in older adults with atrial fibrillation (AF) at high risk of stroke and to identify opportunities for interventions that might increase use of oral anticoagulants (OACs). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Two large community-based AF cohorts. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals with ischemic stroke surviving hospitalization (N = 1,405, mean age 79). MEASUREMENTS: Using structured chart review, reasons for nonuse of OAC were identified, and 1-year poststroke survival was assessed...
December 30, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039854/continued-use-of-warfarin-in-veterans-with-atrial-fibrillation-after-dementia-diagnosis
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Ariela R Orkaby, Al Ozonoff, Joel I Reisman, Donald R Miller, Shibei Zhao, Adam J Rose
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of warfarin in older adults with dementia. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Department of Veterans Affairs national healthcare system. PARTICIPANTS: Veterans aged 65 and older (73% aged ≥75, 99% male, 91% white) who had been receiving warfarin for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation for at least 6 months, were newly diagnosed with dementia in fiscal year 2007 or 2008, and were not enrolled in Medicare Advantage (n = 2,572)...
December 30, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039210/relationship-between-tissue-doppler-measurements-of-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-and-silent-brain-infarction-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Sera Ishikawa, Kenichi Sugioka, Shinichi Sakamoto, Suwako Fujita, Asahiro Ito, Naoki Norioka, Shinichi Iwata, Masashi Nakagawa, Masahiko Takagi, Yukio Miki, Makiko Ueda, Minoru Yoshiyama
AIMS: Left ventricular (LV) diastolic function assessed by tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) is reported to be associated with left atrial (LA) blood stasis in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). This study aimed to evaluate the relationship of diastolic TDI parameters with silent brain infarction (SBI) on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and in turn the risks of subsequent stroke or dementia, in non-valvular AF patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study population consisted of 171 neurologically asymptomatic patients with non-valvular AF who underwent transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) (128 men; mean age, 63 ± 11 years)...
December 29, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035547/diabetics-on-narcotics-are-less-likely-to-achieve-excellent-bowel-preparation-than-are-patients-with-either-condition
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Mohammad F Madhoun, Hussein Bitar, Owais Bhatti, Hassaan Zia, Pratyusha Parava, Muhammad H Bashir
BACKGROUND: Diabetes and chronic narcotic use negatively affect the quality of bowel preparation before colonoscopy. AIM: To investigate whether narcotic use and diabetes have an additive negative impact on bowel preparation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of 2841 patients (mean age 61 ± 10.2; 94% male) who received outpatient colonoscopies at our Veterans Affairs Medical Center between June 2012 and December 2014...
December 29, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034964/predictors-and-clinical-impact-of-incident-lacunes-in-cerebral-autosomal-dominant-arteriopathy-with-subcortical-infarcts-and-leukoencephalopathy
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Yifeng Ling, François De Guio, Marco Duering, Eric Jouvent, Dominique Hervé, Ophélia Godin, Martin Dichgans, Hugues Chabriat
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Previous studies in cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy showed that accumulation of lacunes strongly relate to clinical severity. However, the potential predictors of incident lacunes and their clinical consequences over a short time frame have not been investigated. This study aimed to determine the predictors and clinical impact of such lesions in a large cohort of patients. METHODS: Two hundred and six NOTCH3 mutation carriers (mean age, 49...
December 29, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018503/neurocognitive-improvement-in-patients-undergoing-carotid-endarterectomy-for-atherosclerotic-occlusive-carotid-artery-disease
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Rashid Usman, Muhammad Jamil, Imran Ul Haq, Amir Ali Memon
Objectives: To assess the improvement in neurocognitive functions after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) under local anesthesia (LA) in patients with carotid bifurcation occlusive disease. Place and duration of study: Department of Vascular Surgery, Combined Military Hospital Lahore from January 2013 to January 2015. Patients and Methods: A total of 79 patients with carotid artery occlusive disease, having no history of major stroke, depression, or dementia underwent CEA under LA. Cognitive functions were assessed 3 days before surgery and then 4 weeks and 12 weeks after the surgery using the Addenbrookes cognitive examination (ACE) score and General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition (GPCOG) Score...
2016: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012839/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-delirium-in-acute-stroke-patients-a-retrospective-5-years-clinical-series
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Francisco José Alvarez-Perez, Fatima Paiva
BACKGROUND: Delirium is characterized by disturbances of attention and cognition that cause functional decline and complications. The predisposing factors of delirium are age, male gender, systemic or metabolic disorders, dementia, and stroke. This study aims to evaluate the prevalence of delirium and to identify risk factors. METHODS: This is a retrospective study that includes patients admitted over 5 years with acute stroke. Patients with transient ischemic attack or venous thrombosis were excluded...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
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