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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821753/dynamic-reconfiguration-of-cortical-functional-connectivity-across-brain-states
#1
Iain Stitt, Karl J Hollensteiner, Edgar Galindo-Leon, Florian Pieper, Eva Fiedler, Thomas Stieglitz, Gerhard Engler, Guido Nolte, Andreas K Engel
Throughout each day, the brain displays transient changes in state, as evidenced by shifts in behavior and vigilance. While the electrophysiological correlates of brain states have been studied for some time, it remains unclear how large-scale cortico-cortical functional connectivity systematically reconfigures across states. Here, we investigate state-dependent shifts in cortical functional connectivity by recording local field potentials (LFPs) during spontaneous behavioral transitions in the ferret using chronically implanted micro-electrocorticographic (µECoG) arrays positioned over occipital, parietal, and temporal cortical regions...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819055/temperature-effects-on-the-cardiorespiratory-control-of-american-bullfrog-tadpoles-based-on-a-non-invasive-methodology
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Leonardo S Longhini, Lucas A Zena, Glauber S F da Silva, Kênia C Bícego, Luciane H Gargaglioni
Temperature effects on cardiac autonomic tonus in amphibian larval stages have never been investigated. Therefore, we evaluated the effect of different temperatures (15°C, 25°C, and 30°C) on the cardiorespiratory rates and cardiac autonomic tonus of premetamorphic bullfrog tadpoles, Lithobates catesbeianus To this end, a non-invasive method was developed to permit measurements of electrocardiogram (ECG) and buccal movements (fB ; surface electromyography of the buccal floor). For evaluation of autonomic regulation, intraperitoneal injections of Ringer's solution (control), atropine (cholinergic muscarinic antagonist), and sotalol (β-adrenergic antagonist) were performed...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818688/anodization-of-magnesium-for-biomedical-applications-processing-characterization-degradation-and-cytocompatibility
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Aaron F Cipriano, Jiajia Lin, Christopher Miller, Alan Lin, Mayra C Cortez Alcaraz, Pedro Soria, Huinan Liu
This article reports anodization of Mg in KOH electrolyte and the associated surface, degradation, and biological properties for bioresorbable implant applications. The preparation procedures for electrodes and anodization setup significantly enhanced reproducibility of samples. The results of anodization performed at the applied potentials of 1.8, 1.9, or 2.0 V showed that the sample anodized at 1.9 V and annealed, referred to as the 1.9 AA sample, had homogenous surface microstructure and elemental composition, and a reduction in corrosion current density in the electrochemical testing...
August 14, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816686/vestibular-response-to-electrical-stimulation-of-the-otolith-organs-implications-in-the-development-of-a-vestibular-implant-for-the-improvement-of-the-sensation-of-gravitoinertial-accelerations
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Angel Ramos de Miguel, Juan Carlos Falcon Gonzalez, Angel Ramos Macias
OBJECTIVE: Electrical stimulation of the utricular and saccular portions of the vestibular nerve improves stability in patients suffering from vestibular dysfunction. The main objective of this study was to evaluate a new technique, vestibular response telemetry (VRT), for measuring the electrically evoked vestibular compound action potential (saccular and utricular) after stimulating the otolith organ (saccular and utricular) in adults. This study used evidence that the otolith organ can be electrically stimulated in order to develop a new vestibular implant design to improve the sensation of gravitoinertial acceleration...
August 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816432/an-integrated-microsystem-for-real-time-detection-and-threshold-activated-treatment-of-bacterial-biofilms
#5
Sowmya Subramanian, Ekaterina I Tolstaya, Thomas Winkler, William E Bentley, Reza Ghodssi
Bacterial biofilms are the primary cause of infections in medical implants and catheters. Delayed detection of biofilm infections contributes to the widespread use of high doses of antibiotics, leading to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains. Accordingly, there is an urgent need for systems that can rapidly detect and treat biofilm infections in situ. As a step towards this goal, in this work we have developed for the first time a threshold-activated feedback-based impedance sensor-treatment system for combined real-time detection and treatment of biofilms...
August 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814631/face-percept-formation-in-human-ventral-temporal-cortex
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Kai J Miller, Dora Hermes, Franco Pestilli, Gagan S Wig, Jeffrey G Ojemann
Loci in ventral temporal cortex are selectively active while viewing faces and other objects, but it remains unclear whether these areas represent accumulation of simple visual information, or processing of intact percept. We measured broadband electrocorticographic changes from implanted electrodes on the ventral temporal brain surface while showing patients noise-degraded images of faces and houses. In a subset of posterior fusiform gyrus face-selective regions, cortical activity decreased parametrically with noise increase, until the perceptual threshold...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813926/development-of-an-intrafascicular-neural-interface-for-peripheral-nerve-implantation
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Namsun Chou, YooNa Kang, Ho-Seong Kang, Jeong-Dae Yun, Wonju Chun, Kyeong Jae Lee, HyunMin Moon, Ik-Kyu Choi, Donghak Byun, Inho Song, Dong-Jun Moon, Jin-Hee Moon, Byeong Han Lee, Jungsuk Kim, Sung-Keun You, Sohee Kim
This paper describes an intrafascicular neural interface for peripheral nerve implantation. The flexible penetrating microelectrode array with varying lengths (vl-FPMA), interconnection cable, wireless recording and stimulator modules were designed and fabricated to detect neural signals from the peripheral nerves or to stimulate them. The vl-FPMA consisted of silicon needles and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) platform supporting the needles. The length of electrode needles varied from 600 to 1000 μm. The interconnection cable was fabricated as parylene-metal-parylene sandwiched structure...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807787/trigeminal-nerve-stimulation-induces-fos-immunoreactivity-in-selected-brain-regions-increases-hippocampal-cell-proliferation-and-reduces-seizure-severity-in-rats
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Beniamina Mercante, Paolo Enrico, Gabriele Floris, Marina Quartu, Marianna Boi, Maria Pina Serra, Paolo Follesa, Franca Deriu
Sites and mechanisms by which trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS) exerts beneficial effects on symptoms of drug-resistant epilepsy and depression are still unknown. Effects of short-term TNS on brain regions involved in the physiopathology of these disorders were investigated in this study. Forty male rats were assigned to 3 groups: TNS (undergoing electrical stimulation of the left infraorbitary nerve via surgically implanted cuff electrodes); Sham (undergoing surgical procedure but without a stimulation); Naïve rats...
August 11, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806335/a-smartphone-application-for-customized-frequency-table-selection-in-cochlear-implants
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Daniel Jethanamest, Mahan Azadpour, Annette M Zeman, Elad Sagi, Mario A Svirsky
HYPOTHESIS: A novel smartphone-based software application can facilitate self-selection of frequency allocation tables (FAT) in postlingually deaf cochlear implant (CI) users. BACKGROUND: CIs use FATs to represent the tonotopic organization of a normal cochlea. Current CI fitting methods typically use a standard FAT for all patients regardless of individual differences in cochlear size and electrode location. In postlingually deaf patients, different amounts of mismatch can result between the frequency-place function they experienced when they had normal hearing and the frequency-place function that results from the standard FAT...
September 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806330/nanoci-nanotechnology-based-cochlear-implant-with-gapless-interface-to-auditory-neurons
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Pascal Senn, Marta Roccio, Stefan Hahnewald, Claudia Frick, Monika Kwiatkowska, Masaaki Ishikawa, Peter Bako, Hao Li, Fredrik Edin, Wei Liu, Helge Rask-Andersen, Ilmari Pyykkö, Jing Zou, Marika Mannerström, Herbert Keppner, Alexandra Homsy, Edith Laux, Miguel Llera, Jean-Paul Lellouche, Stella Ostrovsky, Ehud Banin, Aharon Gedanken, Nina Perkas, Ute Wank, Karl-Heinz Wiesmüller, Pavel Mistrík, Heval Benav, Carolyn Garnham, Claude Jolly, Filippo Gander, Peter Ulrich, Marcus Müller, Hubert Löwenheim
: Cochlear implants (CI) restore functional hearing in the majority of deaf patients. Despite the tremendous success of these devices, some limitations remain. The bottleneck for optimal electrical stimulation with CI is caused by the anatomical gap between the electrode array and the auditory neurons in the inner ear. As a consequence, current devices are limited through 1) low frequency resolution, hence sub-optimal sound quality and 2), large stimulation currents, hence high energy consumption (responsible for significant battery costs and for impeding the development of fully implantable systems)...
September 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805009/using-endoscopy-to-locate-the-round-window-membrane-during-cochlear-implantation-our-experience-with-25-patients
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Y H Chen, T C Liu, T H Yang, K N Lin, C C Wu, C J Hsu
Locating the round window membrane during cochlear implantation surgery is crucial to insert the electrode array correctly and to minimize intracochlear damage. However, it can be difficult to access the round window membrane in certain patients, especially in paediatric patients or patients with inner ear malformations. Recently, it has been demonstrated that endoscopy enables excellent visualization and exploration of the round window niche in ear surgery. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved...
August 14, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798987/maximization-of-interventricular-conduction-time-by-means-of-quadripolar-leads-for-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Giuseppe Stabile, Valter Bianchi, Francesco Solimene, Assunta Iuliano, Quintino Parisi, Patrizia Pepi, Mario Bocchiardo, Francesco Urraro, Antonio De Simone, Roberto Ospizio, Antonio D'Onofrio
PURPOSE: Identifying the left ventricular (LV) site associated with the maximum spontaneous interventricular conduction time (right ventricle (RV)-to-LV interval) has proved to be an effective strategy for optimal LV pacing site selection in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). The aim of our study was to determine whether quadripolar LV lead technology allows RV-to-LV interval maximization. METHODS: We enrolled 108 patients undergoing implantation of a CRT system using an LV quadripolar lead and 114 patients who received a bipolar lead...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796326/gustatory-and-olfactory-responses-to-stimulation-of-the-human-insula
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Laure Mazzola, Jean-Pierre Royet, Hélène Catenoix, Alexandra Montavont, Jean Isnard, François Mauguière
OBJECTIVE: Despite numerous studies suggesting the role of insular cortex in the processing of gustatory and olfactory inputs, the exact location of olfacto-gustatory representation in the insula remains controversial. Here we provide a functional mapping of olfactory-gustatory responses to stimulation of the human insular cortex. METHODS: We reviewed 651 electrical stimulations of the insula that were performed in 221 patients, using stereotactically implanted depth electrodes, during the pre-surgical evaluation of drug refractory epilepsy...
August 10, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796087/hearing-preservation-during-cochlear-implantation-and-electroacoustic-stimulation-in-patients-with-slc26a4-mutations
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Kyung Jin Roh, Sera Park, Jin Se Jung, In Seok Moon, Sung Huhn Kim, Mi Young Bang, Jae Young Choi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with SCL26A4 mutations presenting with Mondini deformity and enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA) tend to have comparable residual hearing. Although cochlear implantation (CI) produces good results in this group, deterioration of residual hearing can be an adverse event after surgery due to accompanying cochlear malformation and perilymph leakage during cochleostomy. The purpose of this study was to investigate if CI in patients with SCL26A4 mutations via the round window (RW) approach could achieve preservation of residual hearing, and to evaluate their speech reception with electroacoustic stimulation (EAS)...
August 8, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796083/a-new-slim-modiolar-electrode-array-for-cochlear-implantation-a-radiological-and-histological-study
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Matti Iso-Mustajärvi, Hanna Matikka, Frank Risi, Sini Sipari, Teemu Koski, Tytti Willberg, Antti Lehtimäki, Jyrki Tervaniemi, Heikki Löppönen, Aarno Dietz
HYPOTHESIS: To explore the results of a new slim modiolar electrode array (SMA) with respect to intracochlear placement and trauma evaluated by detailed radiologic imaging and histology. BACKGROUND: Hearing and structure preservation is the goal of cochlear implantation for advanced hearing outcomes. Currently, this is most consistently achieved with thin lateral wall electrodes. Modiolar electrodes are located nearer the modiolus and may provide some electrophysiological advantages, but have a greater tendency for causing insertion trauma...
August 8, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794979/identification-of-the-epileptogenic-zone-of-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-from-stereo-electroencephalography-signals-a-phase-transfer-entropy-and-graph-theory-approach
#16
Meng-Yang Wang, Jing Wang, Jian Zhou, Yu-Guang Guan, Feng Zhai, Chang-Qing Liu, Fei-Fei Xu, Yi-Xian Han, Zhao-Fen Yan, Guo-Ming Luan
The aim of this research is to apply an approach based on phase transfer entropy (PTE) and graph theory to study the interactions between the stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG) activities recorded in multilobar origin, in order to evaluate their ability to detect the epileptogenic zone (EZ) of temporal lobe epilepsies (TLE). Forty-three patients were included in this retrospective study. Five to sixteen (median = 12) multilead electrodes were implanted per patient, and, for each patient, a sub-set of between 10 and 32 (median = 22) bipolar derivations was selected for analysis...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793847/effects-of-electrode-deactivation-on-speech-recognition-in-multichannel-cochlear-implant-recipients
#17
Kara C Schvartz-Leyzac, Teresa A Zwolan, Bryan E Pfingst
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the current study is to evaluate how speech recognition performance is affected by the number of active electrodes that are turned off in multichannel cochlear implants. Several recent studies have demonstrated positive effects of deactivating stimulation sites based on an objective measure in cochlear implant processing strategies. Previous studies using an analysis of variance have shown that, on average, cochlear implant listeners' performance does not improve beyond eight active electrodes...
August 10, 2017: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793152/identification-of-characters-and-localization-of-images-using-direct-multiple-electrode-stimulation-with-a-suprachoroidal-retinal-prosthesis
#18
Mohit N Shivdasani, Nicholas C Sinclair, Lisa N Gillespie, Matthew A Petoe, Samuel A Titchener, James B Fallon, Thushara Perera, Darien Pardinas-Diaz, Nick M Barnes, Peter J Blamey
Purpose: Retinal prostheses provide vision to blind patients by eliciting phosphenes through electrical stimulation. This study explored whether character identification and image localization could be achieved through direct multiple-electrode stimulation with a suprachoroidal retinal prosthesis. Methods: Two of three retinitis pigmentosa patients implanted with a suprachoroidal electrode array were tested on three psychophysical tasks. Electrode patterns were stimulated to elicit perception of simple characters, following which percept localization was tested using either static or dynamic images...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791332/deep-brain-stimulation-of-the-subthalamic-nucleus-selectively-decreases-risky-choice-in-risk-preferring-rats
#19
Wendy K Adams, Cole Vonder Haar, Melanie Tremblay, Paul J Cocker, Mason M Silveira, Sukhbir Kaur, Christelle Baunez, Catharine A Winstanley
Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN-DBS) can improve the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) and negate the problematic side effects of dopamine replacement therapy. Although there is concern that STN-DBS may enhance the development of gambling disorder and other impulse control disorders in this patient group, recent data suggest that STN-DBS may actually reduce iatrogenic impulse control disorders, and alleviate obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Here, we sought to determine whether STN-DBS was beneficial or detrimental to performance of the rat gambling task (rGT), a rodent analogue of the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) used to assess risky decision making clinically...
July 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777229/the-modified-rambo-transcanal-approach-for-cochlear-implantation-in-charge-syndrome
#20
Cameron C Wick, Amy M Moore, Daniel E Killeen, Brandon Isaacson
OBJECTIVE: CHARGE syndrome is associated with a variety of temporal bone anomalies and deafness. The lack of surgical landmarks and facial nerve irregularities make cochlear implantation in this population a challenging endeavor. This study aims to describe a safe and efficacious transcanal approach for cochlear implantation that obviates the need to perform a mastoidectomy and facial recess. PATIENTS: Three children with profound hearing loss secondary to CHARGE syndrome...
August 2, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
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