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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271640/neuroprotective-effect-of-lacosamide-on-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury-in-neonatal-rats
#1
Gun Ha Kim, Jung Hye Byeon, Baik Lin Eun
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Lacosamide (LCM) is an antiepileptic drug that enhances the slow inactivation of sodium channels and modulates collapsin response mediator protein-2. LCM was recently demonstrated to exert a neuroprotective effect in a murine model of traumatic brain injury and status epilepticus. Assuming the same underlying excitotoxicity-related brain injury mechanism, we hypothesized that LCM would have a neuroprotective effect in hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. METHODS: We divided rats into three groups at each testing session: pre- or postfed with LCM, fed with normal saline, and sham...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271403/combination-treatment-with-methylene-blue-and-hypothermia-in-global-cerebral-ischemia
#2
Lei Li, Rongli Yang, Pingjing Li, Hailong Lu, Jingbo Hao, Liyan Li, Donovan Tucker, Quanguang Zhang
Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) is the most potent therapeutic strategy for global cerebral ischemia (GCI), usually induced by cardiac arrest. TH has been shown both to suppress the delayed neuronal cell death in the vulnerable hippocampal CA1 subregion and to improve neurological outcomes in experimental animals after GCI. However, given the multiple adverse effects resulting from TH, application of such a therapy is typically limited. In recent years, methylene blue (MB) has emerged as a potential therapeutic drug for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases...
March 7, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262650/-effects-of-a-cognitive-training-program-on-cognitive-function-and-activities-of-daily-living-in-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
#3
Eun Young Oh, Mi Sook Jung
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a cognitive training program on neurocognitive task performance and activities of daily living (ADL) in patients who had a stroke. METHODS: The research design for this study was a nonequivalent control group non-synchronized design. Patients were assigned to the experimental (n=21) or control group (n=21). The experimental group received a 4-week cognitive training program and usual care (i.e., rehabilitation service), while the control was received usual care only...
February 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257293/neuroprotective-effects-of-pretreatment-with-minocycline-on-memory-impairment-following-cerebral-ischemia-in-rats
#4
Yazdan Naderi, Masoumeh Sabetkasaei, Siavash Parvardeh, Taraneh Moini Zanjani
Cerebral ischemia leads to memory impairment that is associated with loss of hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons. Neuroinflammation and oxidative stress may be implicated in the pathogenesis of ischemia/reperfusion damage. Minocycline has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. We investigated the neuroprotective effects of minocycline in rats subjected to cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury. Thirty male rats were divided into three groups: control, sham, and minocycline-pretreated group. Minocycline (40 mg/kg) was injected intraperitoneally immediately before surgery, and then ischemia was induced by occlusion of common carotid arteries for 20 min...
April 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255464/impairments-in-brain-perfusion-metabolites-functional-connectivity-and-cognition-in-severe-asymptomatic-carotid-stenosis-patients-an-integrated-mri-study
#5
Tao Wang, Feng Xiao, Guangyao Wu, Jian Fang, Zhenmeng Sun, Hongliang Feng, Junjian Zhang, Haibo Xu
Carotid artery stenosis without transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke is considered as "asymptomatic." However, recent studies have demonstrated that these asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis (aCAS) patients had cognitive impairment in tests of executive function, psychomotor speed, and memory, indicating that "asymptomatic" carotid stenosis may not be truly asymptomatic. In this study, when 19 aCAS patients compared with 24 healthy controls, aCAS patients showed significantly poorer performance on global cognition, memory, and executive function...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242779/activated-t-lymphocytes-are-essential-drivers-of-pathological-remodeling-in-ischemic-heart-failure
#6
Shyam S Bansal, Mohamed Ameen Ismahil, Mehak Goel, Bindiya Patel, Tariq Hamid, Gregg Rokosh, Sumanth D Prabhu
BACKGROUND: Inappropriately sustained inflammation is a hallmark of chronic ischemic heart failure (HF); however, the pathophysiological role of T lymphocytes is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: Permanent coronary ligation was performed in adult C57BL/6 mice. When compared with sham-operated mice, mice with HF (8 weeks after ligation) exhibited the following features: (1) significant (P<0.05) expansion of circulating CD3(+)CD8(+) cytotoxic and CD3(+)CD4(+) helper (Th) T lymphocytes, together with increased Th1, Th2, Th17, and regulatory T-cell (Treg) CD4(+) subsets; (2) significant expansion of CD8(+) and CD4(+) T cells in failing myocardium, with increased Th1, Th2, Th17, and Treg CD4(+) subsets, marked reduction of the Th1/Th2 ratio, augmentation of the Th17/Treg ratio, and upregulation of Th2 cytokines; and (3) significantly increased Th1, Th2, Th17 cells, and Tregs, in the spleen and mediastinal lymph nodes, with expansion of splenic antigen-experienced effector and memory CD4(+) T cells...
March 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228745/amnesia-associated-with-bilateral-hippocampal-and-bilateral-basal-ganglia-lesions-in-anoxia-with-stimulant-use
#7
Marc W Haut, Jeffery P Hogg, Patrick J Marshalek, Blair C Suter, Liv E Miller
We report a case of a 55-year-old man with ischemic lesions of the bilateral hippocampus and bilateral basal ganglia following a myocardial infarction during an episode of multiple drug use with subsequent anoxia requiring resuscitation. He presented for a neuropsychological evaluation with an anterograde amnesia for both explicit and procedural memory. There are two main points to this case, the unique aspects of the bilateral multifocal lesions and the functional, cognitive impact of these lesions. We hypothesize that his rare focal bilateral lesions of both the hippocampus and basal ganglia are a result of anoxia acting in synergy with his stimulant drug use (cocaine and/or 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208711/antidepressant-effects-of-aripiprazole-augmentation-for-cilostazol-treated-mice-exposed-to-chronic-mild-stress-after-ischemic-stroke
#8
Yu Ri Kim, Ha Neui Kim, Ki Whan Hong, Hwa Kyoung Shin, Byung Tae Choi
The aim of this study was to determine the effects and underlying mechanism of aripiprazole (APZ) augmentation for cilostazol (CLS)-treated post-ischemic stroke mice that were exposed to chronic mild stress (CMS). Compared to treatment with either APZ or CLS alone, the combined treatment resulted in a greater reduction in depressive behaviors, including anhedonia, despair-like behaviors, and memory impairments. This treatment also significantly reduced atrophic changes in the striatum, cortex, and midbrain of CMS-treated ischemic mice, and inhibited neuronal cell apoptosis, particularly in the striatum and the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202057/improvement-of-memory-and-learning-by-intracerebroventricular-microinjection-of-t3-in-rat-model-of-ischemic-brain-stroke-mediated-by-upregulation-of-bdnf-and-gdnf-in-ca1-hippocampal-region
#9
Tahmineh Mokhtari, Mohammad Akbari, Fatemeh Malek, Iraj Ragerdi Kashani, Tayebeh Rastegar, Farshid Noorbakhsh, Mahmoud Ghazi-Khansari, Fatemeh Attari, Gholamreza Hassanzadeh
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke is a common leading cause of death and disability with lack of effective therapies. In this study, T3 was intra-ventricularly injected to evaluate gene expression and protein concentration of and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and Glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) in hippocampal CA1 region in rat model of brain ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). METHODS: In this study, transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAo) was used as model of ischemic brain stroke...
February 15, 2017: Daru: Journal of Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197747/upper-alpha-based-neurofeedback-training-in-chronic-stroke-brain-plasticity-processes-and-cognitive-effects
#10
Silvia Erika Kober, Daniela Schweiger, Johanna Louise Reichert, Christa Neuper, Guilherme Wood
In the present study, we investigated the effects of upper alpha based neurofeedback (NF) training on electrical brain activity and cognitive functions in stroke survivors. Therefore, two single chronic stroke patients with memory deficits (subject A with a bilateral subarachnoid hemorrhage; subject B with an ischemic stroke in the left arteria cerebri media) and a healthy elderly control group (N = 24) received up to ten NF training sessions. To evaluate NF training effects, all participants performed multichannel electroencephalogram (EEG) resting measurements and a neuropsychological test battery assessing different cognitive functions before and after NF training...
March 2017: Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196356/therapeutic-hypothermia-provides-variable-protection-against-behavioral-deficits-after-neonatal-hypoxia-ischemia-a-potential-role-for-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor
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Johana Diaz, Suleiman Abiola, Nancy Kim, Oliver Avaritt, Debra Flock, Jenny Yu, Frances J Northington, Raul Chavez-Valdez
BACKGROUND: Despite treatment with therapeutic hypothermia (TH), infants who survive hypoxic ischemic (HI) encephalopathy (HIE) have persistent neurological abnormalities at school age. Protection by TH against HI brain injury is variable in both humans and animal models. Our current preclinical model of hypoxia-ischemia (HI) and TH displays this variability of outcomes in neuropathological and neuroimaging end points with some sexual dimorphism. The detailed behavioral phenotype of this model is unknown...
February 15, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173624/evidence-for-the-role-of-histaminergic-pathways-in-neuroprotective-mechanism-of-ischemic-postconditioning-in-mice
#12
Indresh Kaur, Amit Kumar, Amteshwar S Jaggi, Nirmal Singh
The present study has been designed to investigate the possible role of histaminergic pathway in neuroprotective mechanism of ischemic postconditioning (iPoCo). Bilateral carotid artery occlusion (BCAO) for 12 min followed by reperfusion for 24 hr was employed to produce I/R induced cerebral injury in NIH mice. iPoCo involving three episodes of carotid artery occlusion and reperfusion of 10 sec each, was instituted immediately after BCAO just before prolonged reperfusion. Cerebral infarct size was measured using triphenyltetrazolium chloride staining...
February 7, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166312/association-between-subclinical-cardiac-biomarkers-and-clinically-manifest-cardiac-diseases-with-cortical-cerebral-microinfarcts
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Saima Hilal, Yuek Ling Chai, Susanne van Veluw, Muhammad Amin Shaik, Mohammad Kamran Ikram, Narayanaswamy Venketasubramanian, Arthur Mark Richards, Geert Jan Biessels, Christopher Chen
Importance: Subclinical and clinical cardiac diseases have been previously linked to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) manifestations of cerebrovascular disease, such as lacunes and white matter hyperintensities, as well as dementia. Cortical cerebral microinfarcts (CMIs), a novel MRI marker of cerebral vascular disease, have not been studied, to date, in relation to subclinical and clinical cardiac diseases. Objective: To examine the association of blood biomarkers of subclinical cardiac disease and clinically manifest cardiac diseases with CMIs graded on 3-T MRI in a memory clinic population...
February 6, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157749/arterial-ischemic-stroke-in-children-and-young-adults
#14
Warren D Lo, Riten Kumar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews risk factors, recurrence risk, evaluation, management, and outcomes of arterial ischemic stroke in children and young adults. RECENT FINDINGS: The risk for recurrence and mortality appear to be low for neonatal and childhood stroke. Most children have relatively mild deficits, but those who have greater neurologic deficits, poststroke epilepsy, or strokes early in life are at risk for lower overall cognitive function. Stroke recurrence and long-term mortality after stroke in young adults are greater than originally thought...
February 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157096/only-white-matter-hyperintensities-predicts-post-stroke-cognitive-performances-among-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-markers-results-from-the-tabasco-study
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Jeremy Molad, Efrat Kliper, Amos D Korczyn, Einor Ben Assayag, Dafna Ben Bashat, Shani Shenhar-Tsarfaty, Orna Aizenstein, Ludmila Shopin, Natan M Bornstein, Eitan Auriel
BACKGROUND: White matter hyperintensities (WMH) were shown to predict cognitive decline following stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). However, WMH are only one among other radiological markers of cerebral small vessel disease (SVD). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether adding other SVD markers to WMH improves prediction of post-stroke cognitive performances. METHODS: Consecutive first-ever stroke or TIA patients (n = 266) from the Tel Aviv Acute Brain Stroke Cohort (TABASCO) study were enrolled...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145815/dl-3-n-butylphthalide-can-improve-the-cognitive-function-of-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-prospective-intervention-study
#16
Haiqing Yan, Zhixin Yan, Xiaolu Niu, Jianling Wang, Yongkun Gui, Ping Zhang
OBJECTIVES: The present study investigated the effects of dl-3-n-butylphthalide on cognitive function of patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). METHODS: A total of 104 patients with AIS admitted between October 2012 and June 2013 were assigned to either the Treatment (standardized treatment plus dl-3-n-butylphthalide) or Control (standardized treatment alone) groups. Cognitive function was assessed by the Beijing version of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA-BJ) and Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) before and 1 month after treatment, when high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and homocysteine (Hcy) were also detected...
February 1, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141739/improving-cognitive-outcomes-for-pediatric-stroke
#17
Mardee Greenham, Vicki Anderson, Mark T Mackay
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The past 20 years have seen a 35% increase in prevalence of pediatric stroke. Contrary to widely held views, children do not recover better than adults. This review explores the impact of pediatric stroke on cognitive domains, including intellectual and executive functions, memory and behavior, and the influence of age, lesion characteristics, and comorbidities on outcome. RECENT FINDINGS: Cognitive problems occur in up to half of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke survivors...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134031/factors-that-influence-clinicians-decisions-to-offer-intravenous-alteplase-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-with-uncertain-treatment-indication-results-of-a-discrete-choice-experiment
#18
Aoife De Brún, Darren Flynn, Laura Ternent, Christopher I Price, Helen Rodgers, Gary A Ford, Matthew Rudd, Emily Lancsar, Stephen Simpson, John Teah, Richard G Thomson
Background Treatment with intravenous alteplase for eligible patients with acute ischemic stroke is underused, with variation in treatment rates across the UK. This study sought to elucidate factors influencing variation in clinicians' decision-making about this thrombolytic treatment. Methods A discrete choice experiment using hypothetical patient vignettes framed around areas of clinical uncertainty was conducted with UK-based clinicians. Mixed logit regression analyses were conducted on the data. Results A total of 138 clinicians completed the discrete choice experiment...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127496/galanin-s-implications-for-post-stroke-improvement
#19
REVIEW
Juhyun Song, Oh Yoen Kim
Stroke leads to a variety of pathophysiological conditions such as ischemic infarct, cerebral inflammation, neuronal damage, cognitive decline, and depression. Many endeavors have been tried to find the therapeutic solutions to attenuate severe neuropathogenesis after stroke. Several studies have reported that a decrease in the neuropeptide regulator 'galanin' is associated with neuronal loss, learning and memory dysfunctions, and depression following a stroke. The present review summarized recent evidences on the function and the therapeutic potential of galanin in post-ischemic stroke to provide a further understanding of galanin's role...
December 2016: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126402/long-term-cognitive-effects-of-uridine-treatment-in-a-neonatal-rat-model-of-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
#20
Bulent Goren, Aysen Cakir, Busra Ocalan, Sema Serter Kocoglu, Tulin Alkan, Mehmet Cansev, Nevzat Kahveci
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), is the most common brain disorder in neonates during the perinatal period, which, to date, can only be managed to some extent by hypothermia. Uridine is the principal circulating pyrimidine in humans which is utilized as a precursor for membrane phospholipid biosynthesis. Uridine has recently been shown to provide clinical benefit in treatment of Alzheimer's disease due to its involvement in increasing number of brain synapses along with other phospholipid precursors. We previously showed that uridine treatment ameliorated brain damage by reducing apoptosis in a rat model of neonatal HIE...
March 15, 2017: Brain Research
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