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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923417/mechanisms-of-memory-dysfunction-during-high-altitude-hypoxia-training-in-military-aircrew
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Daniel A Nation, Mark W Bondi, Ellis Gayles, Dean C Delis
OBJECTIVES: Cognitive dysfunction from high altitude exposure is a major cause of civilian and military air disasters. Pilot training improves recognition of the early symptoms of altitude exposure so that countermeasures may be taken before loss of consciousness. Little is known regarding the nature of cognitive impairments manifesting within this critical window when life-saving measures may still be taken. Prior studies evaluating cognition during high altitude simulation have predominantly focused on measures of reaction time and other basic attention or motor processes...
December 7, 2016: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916623/multiple-beneficial-effects-of-melanocortin-mc4-receptor-agonists-in-experimental-neurodegenerative-disorders-therapeutic-perspectives
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REVIEW
Daniela Giuliani, Alessandra Ottani, Laura Neri, Davide Zaffe, Paolo Grieco, Jerzy Jochem, Gian Maria Cavallini, Anna Catania, Salvatore Guarini
Melanocortin peptides induce neuroprotection in acute and chronic experimental neurodegenerative conditions. Melanocortins likewise counteract systemic responses to brain injuries. Furthermore, they promote neurogenesis by activating critical signaling pathways. Melanocortin-induced long-lasting improvement in synaptic activity and neurological performance, including learning and memory, sensory-motor orientation and coordinated limb use, has been consistently observed in experimental models of acute and chronic neurodegeneration...
December 1, 2016: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900211/in-vivo-expression-of-reprogramming-factors-increases-hippocampal-neurogenesis-and-synaptic-plasticity-in-chronic-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury
#3
Soohyun Wi, Ji Hea Yu, MinGi Kim, Sung-Rae Cho
Neurogenesis and synaptic plasticity can be stimulated in vivo in the brain. In this study, we hypothesized that in vivo expression of reprogramming factors such as Klf4, Sox2, Oct4, and c-Myc would facilitate endogenous neurogenesis and functional recovery. CD-1® mice were induced at 1 week of age by unilaterally carotid artery ligation and exposure to hypoxia. At 6 weeks of age, mice were injected GFP only or both four reprogramming factors and GFP into lateral ventricle. Passive avoidance task and open field test were performed to evaluate neurobehavioral function...
2016: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889412/cannabidiol-reduces-neuroinflammation-and-promotes-neuroplasticity-and-functional-recovery-after-brain-ischemia
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Marco Aurélio Mori, Erika Meyer, Ligia Mendes Soares, Humberto Milani, Francisco Silveira Guimarães, Rúbia Maria Weffort de Oliveira
This study investigated the effects of cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychotomimetic phytochemical present in Cannabis sativa, on the cognitive and emotional impairments induced by bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAO) in mice. Using a multi-tiered behavioral testing battery during 21days, we found that BCCAO mice exhibited long-lasting functional deficits reflected by increase in anxiety-like behavior (day 9), memory impairments (days 12-18) and despair-like behavior (day 21). Short-term CBD 10mg/kg treatment prevented the cognitive and emotional impairments, attenuated hippocampal neurodegeneration and white matter (WM) injury, and reduced glial response that were induced by BCCAO...
November 23, 2016: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887996/effects-of-erythropoietin-on-neonatal-hypoxia-ischemia-brain-injury-in-rat-model
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Qing Ren, Zhong-Hui Jiang, Xing-Fang Zhang, Qiao-Zhi Yang
BACKGROUND: Hypoxic-ischemic (HI) injury to the developing brain remains a major cause of morbidity. To date, few therapeutic strategies could provide complete neuroprotection. Erythropoietin (EPO) has been shown to be beneficial in several models of neonatal HI. This study examines the effect of treatment with erythropoietin on postnatal day 2 (P2) rats introduced with HI injury. METHOD: Rats at P2 were randomized into four groups: sham, bilateral carotid artery occlusion (BCAO), BCAO + early EPO, and BCAO + late EPO groups...
November 23, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874832/postictal-behavioural-impairments-are-due-to-a-severe-prolonged-hypoperfusion-hypoxia-event-that-is-cox-2-dependent
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Jordan S Farrell, Ismael Gaxiola-Valdez, Marshal D Wolff, Laurence S David, Haruna I Dika, Bryce L Geeraert, X Rachel Wang, Shaily Singh, Simon C Spanswick, Jeff F Dunn, Michael C Antle, Paolo Federico, Gordon Campbell Teskey
Seizures are often followed by sensory, cognitive or motor impairments during the postictal phase that show striking similarity to transient hypoxic/ischemic attacks. Here we show that seizures result in a severe hypoxic attack confined to the postictal period. We measured brain oxygenation in localized areas from freely-moving rodents and discovered a severe hypoxic event (pO2<10mmHg) after the termination of seizures. This event lasted over an hour, is mediated by hypoperfusion, generalizes to people with epilepsy, and is attenuated by inhibiting cyclooxygenase-2 or L-type calcium channels...
November 22, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858852/neural-injury-of-the-papez-circuit-following-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury-a-case-report
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Sung Ho Jang, Hyeok Gyu Kwon
INTRODUCTION: Hypoxic-ischemic brain injury (HI-BI), a result of oxygen deprivation of the brain, is accompanied by memory impairment. In this study, we report on a patient with neural injury of the Papez circuit following HI-BI, demonstrated by diffusion tensor tractography (DTT). CLINICAL FINDINGS/PATIENT CONCERNS: A 48-year-old male patient suffered spontaneous cardiopulmonary arrest and underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation for approximately 20 minutes with the concomitant oxygen deprivation leading to HI-BI...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857750/transplantation-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-modified-neural-stem-progenitor-cells-promotes-the-recovery-of-neurological-function-following-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-damage
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Yue Yao, Xiang-Rong Zheng, Shan-Shan Zhang, Xia Wang, Xiao-He Yu, Jie-Lu Tan, Yu-Jia Yang
Neural stem/progenitor cell (NSC) transplantation has been shown to effectively improve neurological function in rats with hypoxic-ischemic brain damage. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a signaling protein that stimulates angiogenesis and improves neural regeneration. We hypothesized that transplantation of VEGF-transfected NSCs would alleviate hypoxic-ischemic brain damage in neonatal rats. We produced and transfected a recombinant lentiviral vector containing the VEGF165 gene into cultured NSCs...
September 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845401/neuroprotection-mediated-through-glun2c-containing-n-methyl-d-aspartate-nmda-receptors-following-ischemia
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Connie Chung, John D Marson, Quan-Guang Zhang, Jimok Kim, Wei-Hua Wu, Darrell W Brann, Bo-Shiun Chen
Post-ischemic activation of NMDA receptors (NMDARs) has been linked to NMDAR subunit-specific signaling that mediates pro-survival or pro-death activity. Although extensive studies have been performed to characterize the role of GluN2A and GluN2B following ischemia, there is less understanding regarding the regulation of GluN2C. Here, we show that GluN2C expression is increased in acute hippocampal slices in response to ischemia. Strikingly, GluN2C knockout mice, following global cerebral ischemia, exhibit greater neuronal death in the CA1 area of the hippocampus and reduced spatial working memory compared to wild-type mice...
November 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825695/major-neurocognitive-disorder-follow%C3%A4-ng-isolated-hippocampal-ischem%C3%A4-c-lesions
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Emre Kumral, Oral Zirek
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Major cognitive disorder (MND) following vascular events is known as second causes of dementia after Alzheimer's disease (AD). Acute onset MND due to isolated hippocampal infarction has not been recognized as a specific subtype of vascular dementia, and there is no validated criteria for the identification of such cases, either clinically or radiologically. RESULTS: Among 7200 patients with first-ever ischemic stroke, 22 patients (0.3%) showed acute isolated ischemic lesions in the hippocampus...
November 3, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824800/transient-ischemic-attack-and-cognitive-impairment-a-review
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Christine A Ganzer, Andrea Barnes, Constance Uphold, Alan R Jacobs
Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a neurologic deficit resulting from focal ischemia in the brain, spinal cord, or retina. Historically, the definition included symptom resolution within 24 hours. However, recent studies investigating cognition after TIA suggest that deficits in executive function persist at 7 days post-TIA, although few studies have examined these effects long term. Recent advances in neuroimaging techniques provide emerging evidence of permanent microvascular tissue damage in the brain, suggesting that the effects of TIA may persist beyond resolution of focal symptoms...
December 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813297/the-phosphodiesterase-type-2-inhibitor-bay-60-7550-reverses-functional-impairments-induced-by-brain-ischemia-by-decreasing-hippocampal-neurodegeneration-and-enhancing-hippocampal-neuronal-plasticity
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Lígia Mendes Soares, Erika Meyer, Humberto Milani, Harry W M Steinbusch, Jos Prickaerts, Rúbia M Weffort de Oliveira
Cognitive and affective impairments are the most characterized consequences following cerebral ischemia. BAY 60-7550, a selective phosphodiesterase type 2 inhibitor (PDE2-I), presents memory-enhancing and anxiolytic-like properties. The behavioral effects of BAY 60-7550 have been associated with its ability to prevent hydrolysis of both cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) and cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) thereby interfering with neuronal plasticity. Here we hypothesize that PDE2-I treatment could promote functional recovery after brain ischemia...
November 4, 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812504/medio-dorsal-thalamus-and-confabulations-evidence-from-a-clinical-case-and-combined-mri-dti-study
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Valeria Onofrj, Stefano Delli Pizzi, Raffaella Franciotti, John-Paul Taylor, Bernardo Perfetti, Massimo Caulo, Marco Onofrj, Laura Bonanni
The Medio-Dorsal Nuclei (MDN) including the thalamic magnocellular and parvocellular thalamic regions has been implicated in verbal memory function. In a 77 year old lady, with a prior history of a clinically silent infarct of the left MDN, we observed the acute onset of spontaneous confabulations when an isolated new infarct occurred in the right MDN. The patient and five age-matched healthy subjects underwent Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI). The thalamic lesions were localized by overlapping Morel Thalamic Atlas with structural MRI data...
2016: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803646/anti-nogo-a-immunotherapy-does-not-alter-hippocampal-neurogenesis-after-stroke-in-adult-rats
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Daniel J Shepherd, Shih-Yen Tsai, Timothy E O'Brien, Robert G Farrer, Gwendolyn L Kartje
Ischemic stroke is a leading cause of adult disability, including cognitive impairment. Our laboratory has previously shown that treatment with function-blocking antibodies against the neurite growth inhibitory protein Nogo-A promotes functional recovery after stroke in adult and aged rats, including enhancing spatial memory performance, for which the hippocampus is critically important. Since spatial memory has been linked to hippocampal neurogenesis, we investigated whether anti-Nogo-A treatment increases hippocampal neurogenesis after stroke...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796751/docosahexaenoic-acid-reduces-cerebral-damage-and-ameliorates-long-term-cognitive-impairments-caused-by-neonatal-hypoxia-ischemia-in-rats
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Olatz Arteaga, M Revuelta, L Urigüen, L Martínez-Millán, E Hilario, A Álvarez
As the interest in the neuroprotective possibilities of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) for brain injury has grown in the recent years, we aimed to investigate the long-term effects of this fatty acid in an experimental model of perinatal hypoxia-ischemia in rats. To this end, motor activity, aspects of learning, and memory function and anxiety, as well as corticofugal connections visualized by using tracer injections, were evaluated at adulthood. We found that in the hours immediately following the insult, DHA maintained mitochondrial inner membrane integrity and transmembrane potential, as well as the integrity of synaptic processes...
October 29, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769787/neuroprotection-of-cilostazol-against-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-cognitive-deficits-through-inhibiting-jnk3-caspase-3-by-enhancing-akt1
#16
Da-Shi Qi, Jin-Hao Tao, Lian-Qin Zhang, Mei Wang, Rui Qu, Lian-Qin Zhang, Pei Liu, Jian-Cheng Miu, Jing-Yi Ma, Xin-Yu Mei
Cilostazol(CTL) is a phosphodiesterase inhibitor, which has been widely used as anti-platelet agent. It also has preventive effects on various central nervous system (CNS) diseases, including ischemic stroke, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer disease. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the protective effects of CTL is still unclear, and whether CTL can prevent I/R induced cognitive deficit has not been reported. Transient global brain ischemia was induced by 4-vessel occlusion in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats...
October 18, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763892/neuroinflammatory-response-to-experimental-stroke-is-inhibited-by-boldine
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Neila Maria R de Lima, Emerson de O Ferreira, Mara Yone S D Fernandes, Francisco Arnaldo V de Lima, Kelly Rose T Neves, Marta Regina S do Carmo, Geanne M de Andrade
Inflammation plays a pivotal role in the development of ischemic brain damage. Astrocyte activation promotes the production of several proinflammatory mediators, such as TNF-α and iNOS. Eventually, neuronal death occurs, leading to the development of motor and memory deficits in patients. Boldine is the main alkaloid in the leaves and bark of the Peumus boldus Molina, and has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The aim of this work was to investigate the neuroprotective effect of boldine on neuroinflammation and memory deficits induced by permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion (pMCAO) in mice...
October 19, 2016: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760384/chronic-intermittent-hybobaric-hypoxia-protects-against-cerebral-ischemia-via-modulation-of-mitokatp
#18
Shixiao Zhang, Zan Guo, Shijie Yang, Huijuan Ma, Congrui Fu, Sheng Wang, Yi Zhang, Yixian Liu, Jie Hu
OBJECTIVE: Providing adequate protection against cerebral ischemia remains an unrealized goal. The present study was aimed at testing whether chronic intermittent hypobaric hypoxia (CIHH) would have protective effects against cerebral ischemia and investigating the potential role of mitochondrial membrane ATP-sensitive potassium channel (mitoKATP) in this effect. METHODS: Ischemia was induced in rats by occlusion of bilateral common carotid arteries for 8min on day 2 after bilateral vertebral arteries were permanently electrocauterized and CIHH was simulated in a hypoxic chamber...
December 2, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742036/percutaneous-cholecystostomy-for-acute-cholecystitis-in-high-risk-elderly-patients
#19
Wei-Chen Lin, Chen-Wang Chang, Cheng-Hsin Chu
Emergency cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis (AC) is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates in elderly patients with significant comorbidities. The aim of this study was to evaluate percutaneous cholecystostomy for AC in elderly patients with various coexisting diseases. We retrospectively reviewed the records of 4311 patients with AC treated in Mackay Memorial Hospital between the years 2000 and 2015. The clinical course of AC was compared between nonelderly (age ≤70 years) and elderly patients (age>70 years)...
October 2016: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698937/activation-of-glp-1-receptor-enhances-neuronal-base-excision-repair-via-pi3k-akt-induced-expression-of-apurinic-apyrimidinic-endonuclease-1
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Jenq-Lin Yang, Wei-Yu Chen, Yin-Ping Chen, Chao-Ying Kuo, Shang-Der Chen
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is an intestinal-secreted incretin that increases cellular glucose up-take to decrease blood sugar. Recent studies, however, suggest that the function of GLP-1 is not only to decrease blood sugar, but also acts as a neurotrophic factor that plays a role in neuronal survival, neurite outgrowth, and protects synaptic plasticity and memory formation from effects of β-amyloid. Oxidative DNA damage occurs during normal neuron-activity and in many neurological diseases. Our study describes how GLP-1 affected the ability of neurons to ameliorate oxidative DNA damage...
2016: Theranostics
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