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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452906/extracranial-arterial-wall-volume-is-increased-and-shows-relationships-with-vascular-mri-measures-in-idiopathic-parkinson-s-disease
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Stephen Ball, Sarah Al-Bachari, Laura M Parkes, Hedley C A Emsley, Charles N McCollum
OBJECTIVE: Idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, often complicated by dementia. Cardiovascular risk factors and spontaneous cerebral emboli (SCE) are strongly associated with Alzheimer's (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD). We measured SCE in the middle cerebral artery and arterial wall volume in the extracranial arteries in patients with IPD and controls, and explored the relationships with structural and physiological MRI brain neurovascular measures...
February 10, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449772/differential-examination-diagnosis-and-management-for-tingling-in-toes-fellow-s-case-problem
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Cody J Mansfield, Jake Bleacher, Paul Tadak, Matthew S Briggs
Background: The diagnosis of chronic exertional compartment syndrome can be challenging as other pathologies involving bone, muscle, nerve and vascular structures can mimic the syndrome. The purpose of this Fellow's Case Problem is to describe the clinical decision-making and physical therapy differential diagnosis regarding a 25-year-old patient with un-resolved neurovascular complaints following chronic exertional compartment syndrome surgical release. Diagnosis: After surgery, the patient's previous complaint of numbness and tingling in the plantar surfaces of her first and second toes of right foot was still present...
December 2017: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447850/impact-of-baseline-co-2-on-blood-oxygenation-level-dependent-mri-measurements-of-cerebrovascular-reactivity-and-task-evoked-signal-activation
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Christiaan Hendrik Bas van Niftrik, Marco Piccirelli, Oliver Bozinov, Nicolai Maldaner, Catherine Strittmatter, Athina Pangalu, Antonios Valavanis, Luca Regli, Jorn Fierstra
Neurovascular coupling describes the cascade between neuronal activity and subsequent Blood-Oxygenation-Level-Dependent (BOLD) signal increase. Based on this premise, the correlation of this BOLD signal increase with a particular task, such as finger-tapping, is used to map neuronal activation. This signal increase may be dampened in brain areas exhibiting impaired cerebrovascular reactivity (BOLD-CVR), leading to false negative activation. Blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) has also been used to optimize task evoked BOLD signal changes...
February 12, 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445328/hippocampal-atrophy-following-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-correlates-with-disruption-of-astrocyte-morphology-and-capillary-coverage-by-aqp4
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Maryam Anzabi, Maryam Ardalan, Nina K Iversen, Ali H Rafati, Brian Hansen, Leif Østergaard
Despite successful management of ruptured intracranial aneurysm following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) remains the main cause of high mortality and morbidity in patients who survive the initial bleeding. Astrocytes play a key role in neurovascular coupling. Therefore, changes in the neurovascular unit including astrocytes following SAH may contribute to the development of DCI and long-term complications. In this study, we characterized morphological changes in hippocampal astrocytes following experimental SAH, with special emphasis on glia-vascular cross-talk and hippocampal volume changes...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444961/no-inferiority-of-tonbridge-thrombectomy-device-for-acute-thrombus-retrial-compared-with-solitaire-device-an-experimental-evaluation-with-a-canine-distal-external-carotid-maxillary-artery-occlusion-model
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Geng Zhou, Ming-Hua Li, Hai-Tao Lu, Jiang-Shan Deng, Yu-Wu Zhao, Yi Xiang J Wang, Yue-Qi Zhu
INTRODUCTION: Mechanical thrombectomy (MT) has been widely accepted as a safe and effective treatment for acute ischemic stroke (AIS). Development of stent retriever devices has been intensively developed over the past two decades. In this study, we compared the effectiveness and safety of a new thrombectomy device with Solitaire FR for the treatment of AIS models. METHODS: Mechanical performance of stent retrievers was tested in vitro. Thrombin-induced thrombus was pre-injected into the right distal external carotid-maxillary artery in 18 dogs to create an acute thrombus occlusion model, and these animals were divided into a Tonbridge group (n=9, with Tonbridge stent Tonbridge Medical Technology) and a Solitaire group as control (n=9, with Solitaire stent, ev3 Neurovascular)...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444850/neurovascular-dysfunction-in-dementia-human-cellular-models-and-molecular-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Isobel Parkes, Satyan Chintawar, M Zameel Cader
From the earliest stages of development, when cerebral angiogenesis and neurogenesis are entwined, to the end of life, the interplay between vascular and neural systems of the brain is critical in health and disease. Cerebral microvascular endothelial cells constitute the blood-brain barrier and in concert with pericytes or smooth muscle cells, glia and neurons, integrate into a functional neurovascular unit (NVU). This multicellular NVU maintains homoeostasis of the brain's microenvironment by restricting the entry of systemic pathogens and neurotoxins as well as meeting the metabolic demands of neural activity...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442191/measurement-and-implications-of-the-distance-between-the-sphenopalatine-ganglion-and-nasal-mucosa-a-neuroimaging-study
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Joan Crespi, Daniel Bratbak, David Dodick, Manjit Matharu, Kent Are Jamtøy, Irina Aschehoug, Erling Tronvik
BACKGROUND: Historical reports describe the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) as positioned directly under the nasal mucosa. This is the basis for the topical intranasal administration of local anaesthetic (LA) towards the sphenopalatine foramen (SPF) which is hypothesized to diffuse a distance as short as 1 mm. Nonetheless, the SPG is located in the sphenopalatine fossa, encapsulated in connective tissue, surrounded by fat tissue and separated from the nasal cavity by a bony wall. The sphenopalatine fossa communicates with the nasal cavity through the SPF, which contains neurovascular structures packed with connective tissue and is covered by mucosa in the nasal cavity...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440326/multiparametric-mri-of-intracranial-aneurysms-treated-with-the-woven-endobridge-web-a-case-of-faraday-s-cage
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Marie Teresa Nawka, Jan Sedlacik, Andreas Frölich, Maxim Bester, Jens Fiehler, Jan-Hendrik Buhk
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate multiparametric MRI including non-contrast and contrast-enhanced morphological and angiographic techniques for intracranial aneurysms treated with the single-layer Woven EndoBridge (WEB) embolization system applying simultaneous digital subtraction angiography (DSA) as the reference of standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively identified all patients with incidental and acute ruptured intracranial aneurysms treated with a WEB device (WEB SL and WEB SLS) between March 2014 and June 2016 in our neurovascular center with early (within 7 days) postinterventional multiparametric MRI as well as mid-term (5-8 months) follow-up MRI and DSA available...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438261/is-nonarteritic-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-due-to-choroidal-compression-of-the-prelaminar-neurovascular-compartment-of-the-optic-nerve-head
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Christopher A Girkin
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March 2018: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436852/comparing-photon-and-proton-based-hypofractioned-sbrt-for-prostate-cancer-accounting-for-robustness-and-realistic-treatment-deliverability
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Lee Goddard, Nils P Brodin, William R Bodner, Madhur Garg, Wolfgang A Tomé
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether photon or proton based SBRT is the preferred modality for high dose hypofractionation prostate cancer treatment. Achievable dose distributions were compared when uncertainties in target positioning and range uncertainties were appropriately accounted for. METHODS: Ten patients with prostate cancer previously treated at our institution with photon SBRT using volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) were identified. MRI images fused to the treatment planning CT allowed for accurate target and organ-at-risk (OAR) delineation...
February 13, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432870/risk-stratification-for-erectile-dysfunction-after-pelvic-fracture-urethral-injuries
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Paul H Chung, Cody Gehring, Reza Firoozabadi, Bryan B Voelzke
OBJECTIVE: To compare the frequency and severity of erectile dysfunction (ED) among pelvic fracture patients with and without urethral injuries and to identify potential risk factors for ED in the setting of pelvic fracture injury. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of male patients treated for pelvic fractures with and without urethral injuries at a Level 1 trauma center between 2005 and 2016. The International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) questionnaire was administered to patients by telephone to assess post-injury ED...
February 9, 2018: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432609/impaired-cerebral-hemodynamics-and-frailty-in-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease
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Miri Lutski, Salo Haratz, Galit Weinstein, Uri Goldbourt, David Tanne
Background: Recent studies suggest that impaired cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR), a marker of cerebral microvascular damage, is associated with a higher risk of stroke, cognitive decline and mortality. We tested whether abnormal cerebrovascular status is associated with late-life frailty among men with pre-existing cardiovascular disease. Methods: A subset of 327 men (mean age at baseline 56.7±6.5 years) who previously participated in the Bezafibrate Infarction Prevention (BIP) trial (1990-1997) and then in the BIP Neurocognitive study underwent a neurovascular evaluation 14...
February 8, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428972/the-role-of-brain-barriers-in-fluid-movement-in-the-cns-is-there-a-glymphatic-system
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REVIEW
N Joan Abbott, Michelle E Pizzo, Jane E Preston, Damir Janigro, Robert G Thorne
Brain fluids are rigidly regulated to provide stable environments for neuronal function, e.g., low K+, Ca2+, and protein to optimise signalling and minimise neurotoxicity. At the same time, neuronal and astroglial waste must be promptly removed. The interstitial fluid (ISF) of the brain tissue and the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) bathing the CNS are integral to this homeostasis and the idea of a glia-lymph or 'glymphatic' system for waste clearance from brain has developed over the last 5 years. This links bulk (convective) flow of CSF into brain along the outside of penetrating arteries, glia-mediated convective transport of fluid and solutes through the brain extracellular space (ECS) involving the aquaporin-4 (AQP4) water channel, and finally delivery of fluid to venules for clearance along peri-venous spaces...
February 10, 2018: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427165/association-of-mthfr-gene-polymorphisms-with-migraine-in-north-indian-population
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Sukhvinder Kaur, Arif Ali, Anil Kumar Pandey, Balkirat Singh
Polymorphisms in MTHFR gene are mostly associated with increased levels of homocysteine in the absence of dietary folate and are a risk factor for complex neurovascular diseases like migraine. The aim of present case-control study was to determine the association between MTHFR gene polymorphisms (C667T; rs 1801133, A1298C; rs 1801131) with migraine susceptibility. In total, 100 patients with migraine (23with MA and 77 with MO) and age-sex matched 100 healthy controls were included in this study from OPD of ESIC Medical College & Hospital, Faridabad...
February 9, 2018: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425330/trigeminal-nerve-compression-without-trigeminal-neuralgia-intraoperative-vs-imaging-evidence
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Ronak H Jani, Marion A Hughes, Michael S Gold, Barton F Branstetter, Zachary E Ligus, Raymond F Sekula
BACKGROUND: While high-resolution imaging is increasingly used in guiding decisions about surgical interventions for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, direct assessment of the extent of vascular contact of the trigeminal nerve is still considered the gold standard for the determination of whether nerve decompression is warranted. OBJECTIVE: To compare intraoperative and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of the prevalence and severity of vascular compression of the trigeminal nerve in patients without classical trigeminal neuralgia...
February 6, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424049/astrocyte-disruption-of-neurovascular-communication-is-linked-to-cortical-damage-in-an-animal-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Raya Eilam, Menahem Segal, Rafael Malach, Michael Sela, Ruth Arnon, Rina Aharoni
To elucidate mechanisms contributing to cortical pathology in multiple sclerosis (MS), we investigated neurovascular aberrations, in particular the association of astrocytes with cortical neurons and blood vessels, in mice induced with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction was evident by leakage of the tracer sodium fluorescein, along with reduced expression of claudin-5 by endothelial cells and desmin by pericytes. Immunohistological and ultrastructural analyses revealed detachment of the astroglial cell bodies from the blood vessels and loss of their connections with both the blood vessels and the neuronal synapses...
February 9, 2018: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423388/dietary-intake-of-thiamine-in-migraine-patients-and-healthy-subjects-a-case-control-study
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Hossein Faraji, Zamzam Paknahad, Ahmad Chitsaz
The migraine headache is a disease related to the neurovascular system, which affects 10%-20% of people, worldwide. Recent evidences suggested a relation between thiamine status and migraine headaches. The current study was undertaken to assess dietary intake of the thiamine in migraine patients and to evaluate its association with the frequency of migraine attacks. In a case-control design, the current study was performed on 50 migraine patients and 50 healthy people, 20-60 years old in Isfahan, Iran, in 2017...
January 2018: Clinical Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423165/surgical-management-of-digital-ischemia-caused-by-constriction-band-formation-in-a-patient-with-ichthyosis-vulgaris
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Tian Ran Zhu, Jonathan Bass, Scott Schmidt
Ichthyosis is a broad and loosely defined group of hereditary and acquired disorders characterized by filaggrin dysfunction and impaired epidermal homeostasis that results in dry, scaly and thickened skin. Individuals with truncation mutations in the profilaggrin gene coding for filaggrin are strongly predisposed to severe forms of ichthyosis. The phenotypical expression of ichthyosis caused by the same genotypical mutation can vary considerably in severity and in regards to how much constricting scar tissue develops...
September 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422904/emerging-role-of-immunity-in-cerebral-small-vessel-disease
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REVIEW
Ying Fu, Yaping Yan
Cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD) is one of the main causes of vascular dementia in older individuals. Apart from risk containment, efforts to prevent or treat CSVD are ineffective due to the unknown pathogenesis of the disease. CSVD, a subtype of stroke, is characterized by recurrent strokes and neurodegeneration. Blood-brain barrier (BBB) impairment, chronic inflammatory responses, and leukocyte infiltration are classical pathological features of CSVD. Understanding how BBB disruption instigates inflammatory and degenerative processes may be informative for CSVD therapy...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422410/tissue-engineering-3d-neurovascular-units-a-biomaterials-and-bioprinting-perspective
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REVIEW
Geoffrey Potjewyd, Samuel Moxon, Tao Wang, Marco Domingos, Nigel M Hooper
Neurovascular dysfunction is a central process in the pathogenesis of stroke and most neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease. The multicellular neurovascular unit (NVU) combines the neural, vascular and extracellular matrix (ECM) components in an important interface whose correct functioning is critical to maintain brain health. Tissue engineering is now offering new tools and insights to advance our understanding of NVU function. Here, we review how the use of novel biomaterials to mimic the mechanical and functional cues of the ECM, coupled with precisely layered deposition of the different cells of the NVU through 3D bioprinting, is revolutionising the study of neurovascular function and dysfunction...
February 5, 2018: Trends in Biotechnology
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