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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909683/fronto-striatal-glutamate-in-children-with-tourette-s-disorder-and-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Jilly Naaijen, Natalie J Forde, David J Lythgoe, Sophie E A Akkermans, Thaira J C Openneer, Andrea Dietrich, Marcel P Zwiers, Pieter J Hoekstra, Jan K Buitelaar
OBJECTIVE: Both Tourette's disorder (TD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been related to abnormalities in glutamatergic neurochemistry in the fronto-striatal circuitry. TD and ADHD often co-occur and the neural underpinnings of this co-occurrence have been insufficiently investigated in prior studies. METHOD: We used proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) in children between 8 and 12 years of age (TD n = 15, ADHD n = 39, TD + ADHD n = 29, and healthy controls n = 53) as an in vivo method of evaluating glutamate concentrations in the fronto-striatal circuit...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900773/systematic-review-of-immunoglobulin-use-in-paediatric-neurological-and-neurodevelopmental-disorders
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REVIEW
Jonathan Gadian, Emma Kirk, Kate Holliday, Ming Lim, Michael Absoud
AIM: A systematic literature review of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment of paediatric neurological conditions was performed to summarize the evidence, provide recommendations, and suggest future research. METHOD: A MEDLINE search for articles reporting on IVIG treatment of paediatric neuroinflammatory, neurodevelopmental, and neurodegenerative conditions published before September 2015, excluding single case reports and those not in English. Owing to heterogeneous outcome measures, meta-analysis was not possible...
November 30, 2016: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900437/bdnf-and-ltp-ltd-like-plasticity-of-the-primary-motor-cortex-in-gilles-de-la-tourette-syndrome
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L Marsili, A Suppa, F Di Stasio, D Belvisi, N Upadhyay, I Berardelli, M Pasquini, S Petrucci, M Ginevrino, G Fabbrini, F Cardona, G Defazio, A Berardelli
Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (GTS) is characterized by motor and vocal tics and often associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Responses to intermittent/continuous theta-burst stimulation (iTBS/cTBS), which probe long-term potentiation (LTP)-/depression (LTD)-like plasticity in the primary motor cortex (M1), are reduced in GTS. ITBS-/cTBS-induced M1 plasticity can be affected by brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) polymorphism. We investigated whether the BDNF polymorphism influences iTBS-/cTBS-induced LTP-/LTD-like M1 plasticity in 50 GTS patients and in 50 age- and sex-matched healthy subjects...
November 30, 2016: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898034/emerging-non-canonical-functions-and-regulation-by-p53-p53-and-stemness
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REVIEW
David J Olivos, Lindsey D Mayo
Since its discovery nearly 40 years ago, p53 has ascended to the forefront of investigated genes and proteins across diverse research disciplines and is recognized most exclusively for its role in cancer as a tumor suppressor. Levine and Oren (2009) reviewed the evolution of p53 detailing the significant discoveries of each decade since its first report in 1979. In this review, we will highlight the emerging non-canonical functions and regulation of p53 in stem cells. We will focus on general themes shared among p53's functions in non-malignant stem cells and cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) and the influence of p53 on the microenvironment and CSC niche...
November 26, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895728/quantitative-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-for-the-differential-diagnosis-of-endometrial-hyperplasia-and-endometrial-neoplasms
#5
Ying Liu, Yi Xu, Wen Cheng, Xinghan Liu
The present study aimed to investigate the feasibility of applying contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) imaging technology for distinguishing between benign and malignant endometrial lesions, and to screen markers that could be correlated with the pathological results. In this study, endometrial diseases were diagnosed by biopsy under hysteroscopy and CEUS examinations. The intensity and time parameters of the time-intensity curve (TIC) were analyzed. The mean arrival time (AT), time-to-peak (TTP), rise time (RT), washout half-time and clearance half-time of malignant lesions were shorter than those of benign lesions (P<0...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894491/coagulopathy-of-trauma
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REVIEW
Mitchell J Cohen, S Ariane Christie
Coagulopathy is common after injury and develops independently from iatrogenic, hypothermic, and dilutional causes. Despite considerable research on the topic over the past decade, trauma-induced coagulopathy (TIC) continues to portend poor outcomes, including decreased survival. We review the current evidence regarding the diagnosis and mechanisms underlying trauma induced coagulopathy and summarize the debates regarding optimal management strategy including product resuscitation, potential pharmacologic adjuncts, and targeted approaches to hemostasis...
January 2017: Critical Care Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894339/the-identification-of-human-pituitary-adenoma-initiating-cells
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Branavan Manoranjan, Sujeivan Mahendram, Saleh A Almenawer, Chitra Venugopal, Nicole McFarlane, Robin Hallett, Thusyanth Vijayakumar, Almunder Algird, Naresh K Murty, Doron D Sommer, John P Provias, Kesava Reddy, Sheila K Singh
Classified as benign central nervous system (CNS) tumors, pituitary adenomas account for 10% of diagnosed intracranial neoplasms. Although surgery is often curative, patients with invasive macroadenomas continue to experience significant morbidity and are prone to tumor recurrence. Given the identification of human brain tumor-initiating cells (TICs) that initiate and maintain tumor growth while promoting disease progression and relapse in multiple CNS tumors, we investigated whether TICs also drive the growth of human pituitary adenomas...
November 28, 2016: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893706/microrna-383-located-in-frequently-deleted-chromosomal-locus-8p22-regulates-cd44-in-prostate-cancer
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N Bucay, K Sekhon, T Yang, S Majid, V Shahryari, C Hsieh, Y Mitsui, G Deng, Z L Tabatabai, S Yamamura, G A Calin, R Dahiya, Y Tanaka, S Saini
A major genomic alteration in prostate cancer (PCa) is frequent loss of chromosome (chr) 8p with a common region of loss of heterozygosity (LOH) at chr8p22 locus. Genomic studies implicate this locus in the initiation of clinically significant PCa and with progression to metastatic disease. However, the genes within this region have not been fully characterized to date. Here we demonstrate for the first time that a microRNA component of this region-miR-383-is frequently downregulated in prostate cancer, has a critical role in determining tumor-initiating potential and is involved in prostate cancer metastasis via direct regulation of CD44, a ubiquitous marker of PCa tumor-initiating cells (TICs)/stem cells...
November 28, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891299/tourette-syndrome-and-comorbid-neuropsychiatric-conditions
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REVIEW
Ashutosh Kumar, William Trescher, Debra Byler
Tourette syndrome is a neuropsychiatric condition characterized by both motor and phonic tics over a period of at least 1 year with the onset in childhood or adolescence. Apart from the tics, most of the patients with Tourette syndrome have associated neuropsychiatric comorbidities consisting of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, rage attacks, sleep issues, depression, and migraine. Patients may also have physical complications directly from violent motor tics which can rarely include cervical myelopathy, arterial dissection, and stroke...
2016: Current Developmental Disorders Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891112/deep-brain-stimulation-for-tourette-s-syndrome-the-case-for-targeting-the-thalamic-centromedian-parafascicular-complex
#10
REVIEW
Paola Testini, Hoon-Ki Min, Asif Bashir, Kendall H Lee
Tourette's syndrome (TS) is a neurologic condition characterized by both motor and phonic tics and is typically associated with psychiatric comorbidities, including obsessive-compulsive disorder/behavior and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and can be psychologically and socially debilitating. It is considered a disorder of the cortico-striato-thalamo-cortical circuitry, as suggested by pathophysiology studies and therapeutic options. Among these, deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the centromedian-parafascicular nucleus (CM-Pf) of the thalamus is emerging as a valuable treatment modality for patients affected by severe, treatment-resistant TS...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886579/a-cytokine-study-of-pediatric-tourette-s-disorder-without-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Seung-Min Yeon, Ju Hyung Lee, Daewon Kang, Hyuna Bae, Ki Yong Lee, Seohoon Jin, Jung Ryul Kim, Yong Woo Jung, Tae Won Park
It has been suggested that post-infectious inflammation in central nervous system is a cause of tic disorder including Tourette's disorder (TD). Since pro-inflammatory cytokines are important mediators inducing inflammation, the cytokine levels are regarded as one of the important indicators of inflammation. Several studies have investigated the relationship of autoimmunity and the pathogenesis of TD by measuring the inflammatory cytokine levels of blood. However, when using human samples, the experimental results can be affected by the factors like size of sample, comorbidity, medication that patients take and the severity of the diseases...
November 10, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886019/an-analysis-of-a-digital-variant-of-the-trail-making-test-using-machine-learning-techniques
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Jessamyn Dahmen, Diane Cook, Robert Fellows, Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe
BACKGROUND: The goal of this work is to develop a digital version of a standard cognitive assessment, the Trail Making Test (TMT), and assess its utility. OBJECTIVE: This paper introduces a novel digital version of the TMT and introduces a machine learning based approach to assess its capabilities. METHODS: Using digital Trail Making Test (dTMT) data collected from (N = 54) older adult participants as feature sets, we use machine learning techniques to analyze the utility of the dTMT and evaluate the insights provided by the digital features...
November 18, 2016: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883923/gilles-de-la-tourette-syndrome-is-associated-with-hypermethylation-of-the-dopamine-d2-receptor-gene
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Kirsten R Müller-Vahl, Gesa Loeber, Alexandra Kotsiari, Linda Müller-Engling, Helge Frieling
Several lines of evidence support a "dopaminergic hypothesis" in the pathophysiology of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (TS). The aim of this study was to investigate for the first time epigenetic changes in DNA methylation in different dopamine genes in adult patients with TS. We included 51 well characterized adult patients with TS (41 males, 10 females, mean age = 35 ± 12.6 years, range, 18-71 years) and compared results with data from a group of 51 sex- and age-matched healthy controls. Bisulfite sequencing was used to measure peripheral DNA methylation of the dopamine transporter (DAT), the dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2), and the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) genes...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882422/predictors-of-pharmacological-therapy-of-ectopic-atrial-tachycardia-in-children
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Haiyan Ge, Xiaomei Li, Haiju Liu, He Jiang
Ectopic atrial tachycardia (EAT) is a relatively common type of supraventricular tachycardia in the pediatric population, and it can be resistant to antiarrhythmic drugs and lead to tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy (TIC) if not properly managed. The purpose of this study was to determine the predictors of the response to pharmacological therapy in children with EAT. From January 2009 to April 2014, 115 children were admitted to our hospital with a diagnosis of EAT and placed on antiarrhythmic drugs. We examined the clinical history, response to therapy, and follow-up of the children...
November 24, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881735/therapy-activated-stromal-cells-can-dictate-tumor-fate
#15
Robert S Kerbel, Yuval Shaked
In this issue of JEM, Chan et al. describe a novel way by which an investigational form of chemotherapy known as low-dose metronomic chemotherapy can inhibit tumor growth, which also has therapeutic implications for targeting tumor-initiating cells (TICs), the tumor stroma, and chemokine receptors, as well as invasion and metastasis.
November 23, 2016: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881732/metronomic-chemotherapy-prevents-therapy-induced-stromal-activation-and-induction-of-tumor-initiating-cells
#16
Tze-Sian Chan, Chung-Chi Hsu, Vincent C Pai, Wen-Ying Liao, Shenq-Shyang Huang, Kok-Tong Tan, Chia-Jui Yen, Shu-Ching Hsu, Wei-Yu Chen, Yan-Shen Shan, Chi-Rong Li, Michael T Lee, Kuan-Ying Jiang, Jui-Mei Chu, Gi-Shih Lien, Valerie M Weaver, Kelvin K Tsai
Although traditional chemotherapy kills a fraction of tumor cells, it also activates the stroma and can promote the growth and survival of residual cancer cells to foster tumor recurrence and metastasis. Accordingly, overcoming the host response induced by chemotherapy could substantially improve therapeutic outcome and patient survival. In this study, resistance to treatment and metastasis has been attributed to expansion of stem-like tumor-initiating cells (TICs). Molecular analysis of the tumor stroma in neoadjuvant chemotherapy-treated human desmoplastic cancers and orthotopic tumor xenografts revealed that traditional maximum-tolerated dose chemotherapy, regardless of the agents used, induces persistent STAT-1 and NF-κB activity in carcinoma-associated fibroblasts...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876047/effects-of-longitudinal-changes-in-charlson-comorbidity-on-prognostic-survival-model-performance-among-newly-diagnosed-patients-with-hypertension
#17
Peter Rymkiewicz, Pietro Ravani, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Finlay A McAlister, Danielle A Southern, Robin Walker, Guanmin Chen, Hude Quan
BACKGROUND: To assess the use of updated comorbidity information over time on ability to predict mortality among adults with newly diagnosed hypertension. METHODS: We studied adults 18 years and older with an incident diagnosis of hypertension from Alberta, Canada. We compared the prognostic performance of Cox regression models using Charlson comorbidities as time-invariant covariates at baseline (TIC) versus models including Charlson comorbidities as time-varying covariates (TVC) using Akaike Information Criterion (AIC) for testing goodness of fit...
November 22, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869165/tap63-suppresses-mammary-tumorigenesis-through-regulation-of-the-hippo-pathway
#18
X Su, M Napoli, H A Abbas, A Venkatanarayan, N H B Bui, C Coarfa, Y J Gi, F Kittrell, P H Gunaratne, D Medina, J M Rosen, F Behbod, E R Flores
Mechanisms regulating the transition of mammary epithelial cells (MECs) to mammary stem cells (MaSCs) and to tumor-initiating cells (TICs) have not been entirely elucidated. The p53 family member, p63, is critical for mammary gland development and contains transactivation domain isoforms, which have tumor-suppressive activities, and the ΔN isoforms, which act as oncogenes. In the clinic, p63 is often used as a diagnostic marker, and further analysis of the function of TAp63 in the mammary gland is critical for improved diagnosis and patient care...
November 21, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864156/neurocognitive-predictors-of-treatment-response-to-randomized-treatment-in-adults-with-tic-disorders
#19
Amitai Abramovitch, Lauren S Hallion, Hannah E Reese, Douglas W Woods, Alan Peterson, John T Walkup, John Piacentini, Lawrence Scahill, Thilo Deckersbach, Sabine Wilhelm
Tourette's disorder (TS) and chronic tic disorder (CTD) are neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by involuntary vocal and motor tics. Consequently, TS/CTD have been conceptualized as disorders of cognitive and motor inhibitory control. However, most neurocognitive studies have found comparable or superior inhibitory capacity among individuals with TS/CTD relative to healthy controls. These findings have led to the hypothesis that individuals with TS/CTD develop increased inhibitory control due to the constant need to inhibit tics...
November 15, 2016: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859861/development-of-a-7%C3%A2-t-rf-coil-system-for-breast-imaging
#20
Junghwan Kim, Tales Santini, Kyongtae Ty Bae, Narayan Krishnamurthy, Yujuan Zhao, Tiejun Zhao, Tamer S Ibrahim
In ultrahigh-field MRI, such as 7 T, the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) increases while transmit (Tx) field (B1(+) ) can be degraded due to inhomogeneity and elevated specific absorption rate (SAR). By applying new array coil concepts to both Tx and receive (Rx) coils, the B1(+) homogeneity and SNR can be improved. In this study, we developed and tested in vivo a new RF coil system for 7 T breast MRI. An RF coil system composed of an eight-channel Tx-only array based on a tic-tac-toe design (can be combined to operate in single-Tx mode) in conjunction with an eight-channel Rx-only insert was developed...
November 11, 2016: NMR in Biomedicine
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