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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229396/statistical-approaches-to-longitudinal-data-analysis-in-neurodegenerative-diseases-huntington-s-disease-as-a-model
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REVIEW
Tanya P Garcia, Karen Marder
Understanding the overall progression of neurodegenerative diseases is critical to the timing of therapeutic interventions and design of effective clinical trials. Disease progression can be assessed with longitudinal study designs in which outcomes are measured repeatedly over time and are assessed with respect to risk factors, either measured repeatedly or at baseline. Longitudinal data allows researchers to assess temporal disease aspects, but the analysis is complicated by complex correlation structures, irregularly spaced visits, missing data, and mixtures of time-varying and static covariate effects...
February 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223176/prodromal-fever-indicates-high-risk-of-liver-failure-in-acute-hepatitis-b
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Wen-Jun Du, Li Liu, Chao Sun, Jin-Hong Yu, Di Xiao, Qiang Li
OBJECTIVES: The role of prodromal fever in the clinical course of acute hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is still largely unclear. This study was conducted to investigate the factors associated with prodromal fever and its role on the developing of acute liver failure (ALF) in patients with acute hepatitis B (AHB). METHODS: AHB inpatients diagnosed between January 2006 and December 2010 were evaluated and followed. Clinical manifestations, results of laboratory tests, and outcomes were compared between patients with and without prodromal fever...
February 18, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223022/early-identification-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-using-incomplete-random-forest-robust-support-vector-machine-and-fdg-pet-imaging
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Shen Lu, Yong Xia, Weidong Cai, Michael Fulham, David Dagan Feng
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia and will be an increasing health problem in society as the population ages. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is considered to be a prodromal stage of AD. The ability to identify subjects with MCI will be increasingly important as disease modifying therapies for AD are developed. We propose a semi-supervised learning method based on robust optimization for the identification of MCI from [18F]Fluorodeoxyglucose PET scans. We extracted three groups of spatial features from the cortical and subcortical regions of each FDG-PET image volume...
February 7, 2017: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220654/longitudinal-study-examining-abnormal-white-matter-integrity-using-a-tract-specific-analysis-in-individuals-with-a-high-risk-for-psychosis
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Junichi Saito, Masaaki Hori, Takahiro Nemoto, Naoyuki Katagiri, Keigo Shimoji, Shinya Ito, Naohisa Tsujino, Taiju Yamaguchi, Nobuyuki Shiraga, Shigeki Aoki, Masafumi Mizuno
AIM: Although volume reductions in the grey matter have been previously observed in individuals with an at-risk mental state (ARMS) for psychosis, the features of white matter integrity and their correlation with psychiatric symptoms remain unclear. METHODS: Forty-six ARMS subjects were examined using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to acquire diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) images; the subjects were also evaluated using the Scale of Prodromal Symptoms at baseline and at 52 weeks...
February 20, 2017: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215911/conditions-associated-with-rem-sleep-behaviour-disorder-description-of-a-hospital-series
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M J Abenza Abildúa, A Miralles Martinez, F J Arpa Gutiérrez, V Lores Gutiérrez, C Algarra Lucas, C Jimeno Montero, B Sánchez García, M Mata Álvarez-Santullano, C Borrue Fernández, G Cordero Martín, G Gutiérrez Cueto, M D Torrecillas Narváez, I Thuissard Vasallo, A Gómez Aceña
INTRODUCTION: REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) is characterised by violent behaviours (screaming, kicking, vivid dreams) during REM sleep. It has a prevalence of 1% to 2% of the general population and is especially frequent in men and the population older than 60. In the last decade, RBD has been suggested to be a prodrome of neurodegenerative disease. We analysed associated neurological diseases and responses to drug treatment in 33 patients with RBD treated in the multidisciplinary sleep disorders unit at Hospital Infanta Sofía...
February 16, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213756/-diagnostics-of-clinical-and-prodromal-idiopathic-parkinson-s-disease-new-criteria
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H Zach, U Walter, I Liepelt-Scarfone, W Maetzler
BACKGROUND: Recently, the Movement Disorder Society (MDS) published an adaptation of the previous United Kingdom Brain Bank Society (UKBBS) criteria for the diagnosis of idiopathic Parkinson's disease (iPD). OBJECTIVES: This article presents the changes in the current clinical diagnostic criteria for IPD. Furthermore, the new MDS criteria for prodromal iPD are discussed. RESULTS: The recently introduced MDS criteria for the clinical diagnosis of iPD include useful novel features (e...
February 17, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213644/circulating-micrornas-and-diabetes-mellitus-a-novel-tool-for-disease-prediction-diagnosis-and-staging
#7
REVIEW
G Sebastiani, L Nigi, G E Grieco, F Mancarella, G Ventriglia, F Dotta
Diabetes is a complex, multifactorial group of metabolic diseases characterized by chronic hyperglycaemia due to pancreatic beta-cell dysfunction and/or loss. It is characterized by an asymptomatic and highly variable prodromic phase, which renders diabetes mellitus difficult to be predicted with sufficient accuracy. Despite several efforts in the identification and standardization of newly trustable. Biomarkers able to predict and follow-up diabetes and to specifically subtype its different forms, few of them have proven of clinical utility...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213125/reduced-bioavailable-manganese-causes-striatal-urea-cycle-pathology-in-huntington-s-disease-mouse-model
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Terry Jo V Bichell, Michal Wegrzynowicz, K Grace Tipps, Emma M Bradley, Michael A Uhouse, Miles Bryan, Kyle Horning, Nicole Fisher, Karrie Dudek, Timothy Halbesma, Preethi Umashanker, Andrew D Stubbs, Hunter K Holt, Gunnar F Kwakye, Andrew M Tidball, Roger J Colbran, Michael Aschner, M Diana Neely, Alba Di Pardo, Vittorio Maglione, Alexander Osmand, Aaron B Bowman
Huntington's disease (HD) is caused by a mutation in the huntingtin gene (HTT), resulting in profound striatal neurodegeneration through an unknown mechanism. Perturbations in the urea cycle have been reported in HD models and in HD patient blood and brain. In neurons, arginase is a central urea cycle enzyme, and the metal manganese (Mn) is an essential cofactor. Deficient biological responses to Mn, and reduced Mn accumulation have been observed in HD striatal mouse and cell models. Here we report in vivo and ex vivo evidence of a urea cycle metabolic phenotype in a prodromal HD mouse model...
February 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211597/data-quality-assurance-and-control-in-cognitive-research-lessons-learned-from-the-predict-hd-study
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Holly James Westervelt, Rachel A Bernier, Melanie Faust, Mary Gover, H Jeremy Bockholt, Roland Zschiegner, Jeffrey D Long, Jane S Paulsen
We discuss the strategies employed in data quality control and quality assurance for the cognitive core of Neurobiological Predictors of Huntington's Disease (PREDICT-HD), a long-term observational study of over 1,000 participants with prodromal Huntington disease. In particular, we provide details regarding the training and continual evaluation of cognitive examiners, methods for error corrections, and strategies to minimize errors in the data. We present five important lessons learned to help other researchers avoid certain assumptions that could potentially lead to inaccuracies in their cognitive data...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210541/a-t1-and-dti-fused-3d-corpus-callosum-analysis-in-mci-subjects-with-high-and-low-cardiovascular-risk-profile
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Yi Lao, Binh Nguyen, Sinchai Tsao, Niharika Gajawelli, Meng Law, Helena Chui, Michael Weiner, Yalin Wang, Natasha Leporé
Understanding the extent to which vascular disease and its risk factors are associated with prodromal dementia, notably Alzheimer's disease (AD), may enhance predictive accuracy as well as guide early interventions. One promising avenue to determine this relationship consists of looking for reliable and sensitive in-vivo imaging methods capable of characterizing the subtle brain alterations before the clinical manifestations. However, little is known from the imaging perspective about how risk factors such as vascular disease influence AD progression...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209179/the-social-brain-network-in-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome-a-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study
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Amy K Olszewski, Zora Kikinis, Christie S Gonzalez, Ioana L Coman, Nikolaos Makris, Xue Gong, Yogesh Rathi, Anni Zhu, Kevin M Antshel, Wanda Fremont, Marek R Kubicki, Sylvain Bouix, Martha E Shenton, Wendy R Kates
BACKGROUND: Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) is a neurogenetic disorder that is associated with a 25-fold increase in schizophrenia. Both individuals with 22q11.2DS and those with schizophrenia present with social cognitive deficits, which are putatively subserved by a network of brain regions that are involved in the processing of social cognitive information. This study used two-tensor tractography to examine the white matter tracts believed to underlie the social brain network in a group of 57 young adults with 22q11...
February 16, 2017: Behavioral and Brain Functions: BBF
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205498/cognitive-control-learning-and-clinical-motor-ratings-are-most-highly-associated-with-basal-ganglia-brain-volumes-in-the-premanifest-huntington-s-disease-phenotype
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Maria B Misiura, Spencer Lourens, Vince D Calhoun, Jeffrey Long, Jeremy Bockholt, Hans Johnson, Ying Zhang, Jane S Paulsen, Jessica A Turner, Jingyu Liu, Betul Kara, Elizabeth Fall
OBJECTIVES: Huntington's disease (HD) is a debilitating genetic disorder characterized by motor, cognitive and psychiatric abnormalities associated with neuropathological decline. HD pathology is the result of an extended chain of CAG (cytosine, adenine, guanine) trinucleotide repetitions in the HTT gene. Clinical diagnosis of HD requires the presence of an otherwise unexplained extrapyramidal movement disorder in a participant at risk for HD. Over the past 15 years, evidence has shown that cognitive, psychiatric, and subtle motor dysfunction is evident decades before traditional motor diagnosis...
February 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205494/language-deficits-as-a-preclinical-window-into-parkinson-s-disease-evidence-from-asymptomatic-parkin-and-dardarin-mutation-carriers
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Adolfo M García, Lucas Sedeño, Natalia Trujillo, Yamile Bocanegra, Diana Gomez, David Pineda, Andrés Villegas, Edinson Muñoz, William Arias, Agustín Ibáñez
OBJECTIVES: The worldwide spread of Parkinson's disease (PD) calls for sensitive and specific measures enabling its early (or, ideally, preclinical) detection. Here, we use language measures revealing deficits in PD to explore whether similar disturbances are present in asymptomatic individuals at risk for the disease. METHODS: We administered executive, semantic, verb-production, and syntactic tasks to sporadic PD patients, genetic PD patients with PARK2 (parkin) or LRRK2 (dardarin) mutation, asymptomatic first-degree relatives of the latter with similar mutations, and socio-demographically matched controls...
February 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197700/-the-alpha-herpesviridae-in-dermatology-varicella-zoster-virus-german-version
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REVIEW
L El Hayderi, A Rübben, A F Nikkels
The second part of this publication deals with varicella zoster virus (VZV) and presents an overview of new, rare, and atypical clinical manifestations, including photolocalized varicella, hemorrhagic bullae during varicella, the implication of VZV in immunoglobulin A vasculitis, VZV-related alopecia, ulcerative varicella skin lesions, childhood herpes zoster (HZ), prolonged prodromal pains, recurrent HZ, VZV implication in burning mouth syndrome, verruciform VZV lesions, the significance of satellite lesions during HZ, and late HZ complications, either neurological or internal...
February 14, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197697/the-alpha-herpesviridae-in-dermatology-varicella-zoster-virus
#15
REVIEW
L El Hayderi, A Rübben, A F Nikkels
The second part of this publication deals with varicella zoster virus (VZV) and presents an overview of new, rare, and atypical clinical manifestations, including photolocalized varicella, hemorrhagic bullae during varicella, the implication of VZV in immunoglobulin A vasculitis, VZV-related alopecia, ulcerative varicella skin lesions, childhood herpes zoster (HZ), prolonged prodromal pains, recurrent HZ, VZV implication in burning mouth syndrome, verruciform VZV lesions, the significance of satellite lesions during HZ, and late HZ complications, either neurological or internal...
February 14, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196967/coxsackie-myocarditis-and-hepatitis-with-reactivated-epstein-bar-virus-ebv-a-case-report
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Varunsiri Atti, Nathan M Anderson, Mathew B Day
BACKGROUND Myocarditis, defined as inflammation of myocardial tissue of the heart, is an uncommon cardiac presentation and is due to a variety of causes. It affects 1% of the US population, 50% of which is caused by coxsackie B virus. Cardiac tissue is the prime target, and destruction of myocardium results in cardiac failure with fluid overload. CASE REPORT Our patient was a 57-year-old woman with fever, headache, neck pain, and generalized malaise. Her white blood cell count was 13×10³ cells/mm³. Interestingly, lumbar puncture ruled out meningitis...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196556/approach-to-atypical-alzheimer-s-disease-and-case-studies-of-the-major-subtypes
#17
Bradford C Dickerson, Scott M McGinnis, Chenjie Xia, Bruce H Price, Alireza Atri, Melissa E Murray, Mario F Mendez, David A Wolk
Alzheimer's disease (AD) has long been recognized as a heterogeneous illness, with a common clinical presentation of progressive amnesia and less common "atypical" clinical presentations, including syndromes dominated by visual, aphasic, "frontal," or apraxic symptoms. Our knowledge of atypical clinical phenotypes of AD comes from clinicopathologic studies, but with the growing use of in vivo molecular biomarkers of amyloid and tau pathology, we are beginning to recognize that these syndromes may not be as rare as once thought...
February 15, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195241/brain-fingerprints-of-olfaction-a-novel-structural-method-for-assessing-olfactory-cortical-networks-in-health-and-disease
#18
A Fjaeldstad, H M Fernandes, T J Van Hartevelt, C Gleesborg, A Møller, T Ovesen, M L Kringelbach
Olfactory deficits are a common (often prodromal) symptom of neurodegenerative or psychiatric disorders. As such, olfaction could have great potential as an early biomarker of disease, for example using neuroimaging to investigate the breakdown of structural connectivity profile of the primary olfactory networks. We investigated the suitability for this purpose in two existing neuroimaging maps of olfactory networks. We found problems with both existing neuroimaging maps in terms of their structural connectivity to known secondary olfactory networks...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194809/prodromal-symptoms-in-hidradenitis-suppurativa
#19
H C Ring, P Theut Riis, K Zarchi, I M Miller, D M Saunte, G B Jemec
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease, which presents as recurrent nodules and sinus tracts (tunnels) with subsequent scarring, predominantly involving the intertriginous regions. Although prodromal symptoms (i.e. various symptoms preceding the eruption of the HS lesions) are often mentioned, there have been no formal investigations into this aspect. Insight into prodromal symptoms may enable patients with HS or dermatologists in choosing a more targeted treatment at a much earlier stage, potentially increasing treatment efficacy and quality of life...
February 14, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193255/a-narrative-synthesis-of-factors-that-affect-women-speaking-up-about-early-warning-signs-and-symptoms-of-pre-eclampsia-and-responses-of-healthcare-staff
#20
Wendy Carter, Debra Bick, Nicola Mackintosh, Jane Sandall
BACKGROUND: One of the challenges for treating pre-eclampsia and preventing further deterioration is determining how best to enable early detection. If women or their partners and families are able to raise early warnings about potential signs and symptoms of pre-eclampsia in pregnancy, birth and in the postnatal period, women may be able to receive earlier intervention to prevent severe pre-eclampsia from developing. The aim of this study was to improve understanding of factors affecting the ability of women to recognise symptoms and signs of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia and seek appropriate medical help and factors affecting health care professionals' responses to women and their families who 'speak up' about early warning signs and symptoms...
February 13, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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