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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728046/advanced-morphological-neuroimaging-study-in-lateral-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-a-multicentric-study
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Roberta Vasta, Alessia Sarica, Francesca Bisulli, Giancarlo Di Gennaro, Alfredo D'Aniello, Jacopo C Difrancesco, Laura Canafoglia, Marina Casazza, Silvana Franceschetti, Carlotta Stipa, Paolo Tinuper, Laura Mumoli, Antonio Gambardella, Angelo Labate
Lateral temporal lobe epilepsy (lTLE) is a rare condition characterized by auditory auras or receptive aphasia, negative MRI, and relatively benign evolution. With the low number of cases in the world, our objective was to analyze a cohort of sporadic cases with lTLE (slTLE), in order to investigate possible cerebral morphological alterations. Forty patients with lTLE (34.93±12.08years of age) and 38 healthy controls (CTRL, 34.55±9.08years of age) were enrolled from four tertiary Italian epilepsy centers, which provided brain MRI T1-weighted images following a standard protocol for patients with epilepsy...
July 17, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727225/intact-blood-brain-barrier-during-spontaneous-attacks-of-migraine-without-aura-a-3t-dce-mri-study
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F M Amin, A Hougaard, S P Cramer, C E Christensen, F Wolfram, H B W Larsson, M Ashina
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The integrity of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) has been questioned in migraine, but BBB permeability has never been investigated during spontaneous migraine attacks. In the present study, BBB permeability during spontaneous attacks of migraine without aura was investigated compared to an interictal state. METHODS: Seventy-four patients suffering from migraine without aura were recruited to participate in this cross-sectional dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) study...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726232/-frequent-episodic-migraine-and-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-influence-of-treatment-with-topiramate-and-zonisamide-on-levels-of-the-peptide
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D A Garcia-Estevez, M Pardo-Parrado, S Silvarrey-Rodriguez
INTRODUCTION: The pathophysiology of pain in migraine is related to the activation of the trigeminovascular system by releasing vasoactive neuropeptides, the most important of which is calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), which causes a neurogenic inflammation in the leptomeningeal vessels. AIM: To study whether CGRP is increased in frequent episodic migraine and whether preventive treatment with topiramate or zonisamide modifies its levels. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We studied 28 patients with episodic migraine with or without aura, in accordance with the International Headache Society criteria, with a frequency of 4-14 days/month...
August 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720383/preliminary-behavioral-assessment-of-cagemates-living-with-conspecifics-submitted-to-chronic-restraint-stress-in-mice
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Paulo E Carneiro de Oliveira, Caroline R Zaniboni, Isabela M Carmona, Aura R Fonseca, Azair Canto-de-Souza
The capacity of rodents to recognize and respond to emotional signs from a conspecific is a valuable adaptive behavior, which provides essential skills for species survival. However, repeated exposure to aversive situations may elicit maladaptive behavioral responses in subjects that experience noxious episodes and their colony members. Previous findings by our group demonstrated that living with a subject in neuropathic pain induces anxiogenic-like behaviors and hypernociception in mice. Whereas chronic pain may be considered a stressful stimulus, we extended our findings on stress-induced emotional transfer...
July 15, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719042/serotonergic-paraneurons-in-the-female-mouse-urethral-epithelium-and-their-potential-role-in-peripheral-sensory-information-processing
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F Aura Kullmann, Huiyi H Chang, Christian Gauthier, Bronagh M McDonnell, Jih-Chao Yeh, Dennis R Clayton, Anthony J Kanai, William C de Groat, Gerard L Apodaca, Lori A Birder
AIM: The mechanisms underlying detection and transmission of sensory signals arising from visceral organs, such as the urethra, are poorly understood. Recently, specialized ACh-expressing cells embedded in the urethral epithelium have been proposed as chemosensory sentinels for detection of bacterial infection. Here we examined the morphology and potential role in sensory signaling of a different class of specialized cells that express serotonin (5-HT), termed paraneurons. METHODS: Urethrae, dorsal root ganglia neurons and spinal cords were isolated from adult female mice and used for immunohistochemistry and calcium imaging...
July 18, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710804/clinical-features-and-mutation-spectrum-in-chinese-patients-with-cadasil-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Sheng Chen, Wang Ni, Xinzhen Yin, Han-Qiu Liu, Cong Lu, Qiao-Juan Zheng, Gui-Xian Zhao, Yongfeng Xu, Lei Wu, Liang Zhang, Ning Wang, Hong-Fu Li, Zhi-Ying Wu
AIM: To characterize clinical features and mutation spectrum in Chinese patients with CADASIL. METHODS: We collected 261 clinically suspected Chinese CADASIL patients from three hospitals located in different regions of China. Sanger sequencing is performed to screen the exons 2 to 24 of NOTCH3 gene. Clinical and genetic data were retrospectively studied. Haplotype analyses were performed in patients carrying p.Arg544Cys and p.Arg607Cys, respectively. RESULTS: A total of 214 patients were finally genetically diagnosed as CADASIL, with 45 known NOTCH3 mutations and a novel c...
July 14, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707753/psoriasis-and-migraine
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A Capo, G Affaitati, M A Giamberardino, P Amerio
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis and migraine share several pathogenetic mechanisms due to systemic inflammation, which increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE: Our aim is to investigate the prevalence of migraine with (MA) and without aura (MO) in the psoriatic population, investigating a possible new comorbidity of the psoriatic disease. METHODS: We referred 68 psoriatic patients to a 9 questions survey formulated on the basis of the International Headache Society (IHS) diagnostic criteria for migraine...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701991/an-arterial-spin-labeling-mri-perfusion-study-of-migraine-without-aura-attacks
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Raquel Gil-Gouveia, Joana Pinto, Patricia Figueiredo, Pedro Ferro Vilela, Isabel Pavão Martins
BACKGROUND: Studies of brain perfusion during migraine without aura attacks have inconsistent results. METHODS: Arterial spin labeling MRI, a non-invasive quantitative perfusion technique, was used to prospectively study a spontaneous untreated migraine without aura attack and a headache-free period. Image analysis used FSL and MATLAB software; Group analysis used permutation methods for perfusion differences between sessions. RESULTS: Thirteen women (age 35...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701932/functional-connectivity-differences-in-the-insular-sub-regions-in-migraine-without-aura-a-resting-state-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Zhi-Bo Yu, Yan-Bing Lv, Ling-Heng Song, Dai-Hong Liu, Xue-Ling Huang, Xin-Yue Hu, Zhi-Wei Zuo, Yao Wang, Qian Yang, Jing Peng, Zhen-Hua Zhou, Hai-Tao Li
Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate resting-state functional connectivity (FC) differences in insular sub-regions during the interictal phase in patients with migraine without aura (MWoA). Methods: Forty-nine MWoA patients (MWoA group) and 48 healthy individuals (healthy control group) were recruited for this study. All of the subjects underwent neurological examination and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The MRI data were processed using Brat 1.0 software to obtain a whole-brain FC diagram and using Rest 1...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700913/impact-of-zygosity-on-bimodal-phenotype-distributions
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Thomas Holst-Hansen, Elena Abad, Aura Muntasell, Miguel López-Botet, Mogens H Jensen, Ala Trusina, Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo
Allele number, or zygosity, is a clear determinant of gene expression in diploid cells. However, the relationship between the number of copies of a gene and its expression can be hard to anticipate, especially when the gene in question is embedded in a regulatory circuit that contains feedback. Here, we study this question making use of the natural genetic variability of human populations, which allows us to compare the expression profiles of a receptor protein in natural killer cells among donors infected with human cytomegalovirus with one or two copies of the allele...
July 11, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699328/forecasting-individual-headache-attacks-using-perceived-stress-development-of-a-multivariable-prediction-model-for-persons-with-episodic-migraine
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Timothy T Houle, Dana P Turner, Adrienne N Golding, John A H Porter, Vincent T Martin, Donald B Penzien, Charles H Tegeler
OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate a prediction model that forecasts future migraine attacks for an individual headache sufferer. BACKGROUND: Many headache patients and physicians believe that precipitants of headache can be identified and avoided or managed to reduce the frequency of headache attacks. Of the numerous candidate triggers, perceived stress has received considerable attention for its association with the onset of headache in episodic and chronic headache sufferers...
July 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699326/gamma-aminobutyric-acid-gaba-receptors-rho-gabrr-gene-polymorphisms-and-risk-for-migraine
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Elena García-Martín, Carmen Martínez, Mercedes Serrador, Hortensia Alonso-Navarro, Francisco Navacerrada, Gara Esguevillas, Esteban García-Albea, José A G Agúndez, Félix Javier Jiménez-Jiménez
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The possible role of gammaaminobutyric acid (GABA) in the pathogenesis of migraine has been suggested by a number of biochemical, pharmacological, neurophysiological and experimental data. We investigated the possible association between the most common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the GABA receptor rho1, 2, and 3 genes (GABRR1, GABRR2, and GABRR3) and the risk of developing migraine. METHODS: The frequency of GABRR1 rs12200969, GABRR1 rs1186902, GABRR2 rs282129, and GABRR3 rs832032 genotypes and allelic variants were studied in a case-control association study involving 197 patients with migraine and 278 healthy controls by means of a TaqMan-based qPCR Assay...
July 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690117/preparedness-and-the-importance-of-meeting-the-needs-of-healthcare-workers-a-qualitative-study-on-ebola
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Evelien Belfroid, Jim van Steenbergen, Aura Timen, Pauline Ellerbroek, Anita Huis, Marlies Hulscher
BACKGROUND: Healthcare workers (HCWs) face specific challenges in infectious disease outbreaks, which provide unusual, new events with exposure risk. The fear of infection or new, unknown tasks in an unfamiliar setting, for example, can complicate outbreak management. AIM: The aim of this study was to gain insight into how healthcare organisations can prepare to meet the needs of their HCWs by capturing the experiences of HCWs with patients with suspected Ebola...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688801/new-onset-hemodialysis-related-headache-presenting-as-migraine-aura
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Domenico Chirchiglia, Michele Andreucci, Attilio Della Torre, Serena Marianna Lavano, Pasquale Chirchiglia, Angelo Lavano
Hemodialysis headache (HDH) is an infrequent new-onset symptom, occurring mainly in old uremic patients. Type of pain is nonspecific, occurs during hemodialysis treatment, assuming features similar to tension-type headache and representing a problem, also as regards the therapy to be taken. International Headache Society (IHS) has placed this form of headache among the headaches disorders of homeostasis. We found a case of new-onset HDH in old uremic man, presenting with migraine aura features. A similar case has not been reported in literature, placing us some questions: why and how does this happen? What are the mechanisms involved? Role of trigeminal-vascular system and cortical spreading depression as regards the aura could be considered, through the activation of neuroinflammatory events, lastly causing migraine aura...
June 29, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686849/lack-of-association-between-urotensin-ii-uts2-gene-polymorphisms-thr21met-and-ser89asn-and-migraine
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Betül Ozan, Seniz Demiryürek, Muhammad Safdar, Yusuf Inanc, Abdullah Tuncay Demiryürek
Migraine is a common neurovascular brain disorder with heterogeneous clinical presentation, including recurrent headache attacks. The pathophysiology of migraine is complex, and a number of genomic regions have been associated with the development of migraine. In this study, we analyzed the allele and genotype frequencies of the urotensin-II gene (UTS2) polymorphisms, Thr21Met and Ser89Asn, among Turkish patients with migraine. A total of 146 patients with migraine (14 with aura [MA group] and 132 without aura [MO group]) were genotyped for Thr21Met and Ser89Asn polymorphisms and compared with 154 age- and sex-matched healthy controls...
July 7, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686073/effect-of-hypoxia-on-bold-fmri-response-and-total-cerebral-blood-flow-in-migraine-with-aura-patients
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Nanna Arngrim, Anders Hougaard, Henrik W Schytz, Mark B Vestergaard, Josefine Britze, Faisal Mohammad Amin, Karsten S Olsen, Henrik Bw Larsson, Jes Olesen, Messoud Ashina
Experimentally induced hypoxia triggers migraine and aura attacks in patients suffering from migraine with aura (MA). We investigated the blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) signal response to visual stimulation during hypoxia in MA patients and healthy volunteers. In a randomized double-blind crossover study design, 15 MA patients were allocated to 180 min of normobaric poikilocapnic hypoxia (capillary oxygen saturation 70-75%) or sham (normoxia) on two separate days and 14 healthy volunteers were exposed to hypoxia...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682918/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-acupressure-as-an-adjunctive-therapy-to-sodium-valproate-on-the-prevention-of-chronic-migraine-with-aura
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Ji-Hua Xu, He-Yin Mi
BACKGROUND: The primary objective of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of using acupressure as an adjunctive therapy to sodium valproate (SV) combined with acupressure (ASV) on the prevention of chronic migraine with aura (CMA). METHODS: A total of 98 patients with CMA were randomly divided into an intervention group and a control group, with 49 patients in each group. The patients in the intervention group received ASV, while the participants in the control group received SV alone...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682840/functional-balance-deterioration-on-daily-activities-in-patients-with-migraine-a-controlled-study
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Gabriela F Carvalho, Lidiane L Florencio, Carina F Pinheiro, Fabiola Dach, Marcelo E Bigal, Débora Bevilaqua-Grossi
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess functional activities in different subgroups of patients with migraine. DESIGN: One-hundred forty subjects were uniformly divided into the following four groups: headache-free controls, migraine with aura, without aura, and chronic migraine. Subjects performed the tests walk across, tandem walk, sit to stand, and step up and over at the Balance Master system (Neurocom). RESULTS: All migraine groups had slower velocity and shorter step length at the walk across test (P < 0...
July 7, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678813/fine-scale-assessment-of-home-ranges-and-activity-patterns-for-resident-black-vultures-coragyps-atratus-and-turkey-vultures-cathartes-aura
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Amanda E Holland, Michael E Byrne, A Lawrence Bryan, Travis L DeVault, Olin E Rhodes, James C Beasley
Knowledge of black vulture (Coragyps atratus) and turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) spatial ecology is surprisingly limited despite their vital ecological roles. Fine-scale assessments of space use patterns and resource selection are particularly lacking, although development of tracking technologies has allowed data collection at finer temporal and spatial resolution. Objectives of this study were to conduct the first assessment of monthly home range and core area sizes of resident black and turkey vultures with consideration to sex, as well as elucidate differences in monthly, seasonal, and annual activity patterns based on fine-scale movement data analyses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677994/reproducibility-of-migraine-like-attacks-induced-by-phosphodiesterase-3-inhibitor-cilostazol
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Sabrina Khan, Marie Deen, Anders Hougaard, Faisal Mohammad Amin, Messoud Ashina
Introduction The phosphodiesterase-3-inhibitor cilostazol induces migraine-like attacks in patients with migraine without aura, and may be used as a pharmacological trigger in human experimental models of migraine. However, the reproducibility of cilostazol-induced migraine-like attacks has never been investigated. Methods We performed a post-hoc analysis of clinical data from two brain-imaging studies including subjects who had received cilostazol 200 mg orally. Only subjects who developed migraine-like attacks on study day 1 were included on study day 2...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
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