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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323926/investigating-effects-of-sex-differences-and-prior-concussions-on-symptom-reporting-and-cognition-among-adolescent-soccer-players
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Brian L Brooks, Noah Silverberg, Bruce Maxwell, Rebekah Mannix, Ross Zafonte, Paul D Berkner, Grant L Iverson
BACKGROUND: There has been increasing concern regarding the possible effect of multiple concussions on the developing brain, especially for adolescent females. Hypothesis/Purpose: The objectives were to determine if there are differences in cognitive functioning, symptom reporting, and/or sex effects from prior concussions. In a very large sample of youth soccer players, it was hypothesized that (1) there would be no differences in cognitive test performance between those with and without prior concussions, (2) baseline preseason symptoms would be better predicted by noninjury factors than concussion history, and (3) males and females with prior concussions would not have differences in cognition or symptoms...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323553/revealing-the-structural-neural-circuitry-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-with-diffusion-mri-implications-for-future-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Vitria Adisetiyo
OBJECTIVE: Rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis and psychostimulant prescriptions continue to rise, yet there are no clear diagnostic tests or biomarkers for the disorder. The purpose of this article is to highlight the role of diffusion MRI in bolstering a neurobiologic conceptualization of ADHD and how this holds promise for optimizing future diagnosis. CONCLUSION: Diffusion MRI is a powerful neuroimaging tool for noninvasive assessment of the structural neural circuitry underlying brain function and behavior...
January 11, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316965/decreased-microglial-activation-through-gut-brain-axis-by-prebiotics-probiotics-or-synbiotics-effectively-restored-cognitive-function-in-obese-insulin-resistant-rats
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Titikorn Chunchai, Wannipa Thunapong, Sakawdaurn Yasom, Keerati Wanchai, Sathima Eaimworawuthikul, Gabrielle Metzler, Anusorn Lungkaphin, Anchalee Pongchaidecha, Sasithorn Sirilun, Chaiyavat Chaiyasut, Wasana Pratchayasakul, Parameth Thiennimitr, Nipon Chattipakorn, Siriporn C Chattipakorn
BACKGROUND: Chronic high-fat diet (HFD) consumption caused not only obese-insulin resistance, but also cognitive decline and microglial hyperactivity. Modified gut microbiota by prebiotics and probiotics improved obese-insulin resistance. However, the effects of prebiotics, probiotics, and synbiotics on cognition and microglial activity in an obese-insulin resistant condition have not yet been investigated. We aimed to evaluate the effect of prebiotic (Xyloolidosaccharide), probiotic (Lactobacillus paracasei HII01), or synbiotics in male obese-insulin resistant rats induced by a HFD...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316800/pro-dopamine-regulator-kb220z-attenuates-hoarding-and-shopping-behavior-in-a-female-diagnosed-with-sud-and-adhd
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Thomas McLaughlin, Kenneth Blum, Bruce Steinberg, Edward J Modestino, Lyle Fried, David Baron, David Siwicki, Eric R Braverman, Rajendra D Badgaiyan
Background Addictive-like behaviors (e.g., hoarding and shopping) may be the result of the cumulative effects of dopaminergic and other neurotransmitter genetic variants as well as elevated stress levels. We, therefore, propose that dopamine homeostasis may be the preferred goal in combating such challenging and unwanted behaviors, when simple dopaminergic activation through potent agonists may not provide any resolution. Case presentation C.J. is a 38-year-old, single, female, living with her mother. She has a history of substance use disorder as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, inattentive type...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306518/brain-related-comorbidities-in-boys-and-men-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-a-descriptive-study
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Ruben G F Hendriksen, Johan S H Vles, Marlien W Aalbers, Richard F M Chin, Jos G M Hendriksen
AIM: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is more than a muscle disease since there is a higher prevalence of neuropsychological comorbidities. Similarly, the prevalence of epilepsy is increased. Given the nowadays-increasing interest in brain-related comorbidities in DMD, this study aimed to evaluate the relationship between DMD, epilepsy, and associated neurodevelopmental disorders in an international sample of DMD patients. METHOD: Using a questionnaire-based study we investigated the occurrence of self/by-proxy reported brain-related comorbidities in a group of 228 DMD patients...
December 18, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305429/back-to-the-future-new-target-validated-rab-antibodies-for-evaluating-lrrk2-signalling-in-cell-biology-and-parkinson-s-disease
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Patrick A Eyers
The addition of phosphate groups to substrates allows protein kinases to regulate a myriad of biological processes, and contextual analysis of protein-bound phosphate is important for understanding how kinases contribute to physiology and disease. Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) is a Ser/Thr kinase linked to familial and sporadic cases of Parkinson's disease (PD). Recent work established that multiple Rab GTPases are physiological substrates of LRRK2, with Rab10 in particular emerging as a human substrate whose site-specific phosphorylation mirrors hyperactive LRRK2 lesions associated with PD...
January 5, 2018: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303955/reward-dysfunction-in-the-manic-spectrum-unable-to-win-the-use-of-biographical-information-to-refine-neurobiological-modeling
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David A Kahn
OBJECTIVE: The manic spectrum is thought to be characterized by a hypersensitive biobehavioral reward system, the behavioral activation system. Evidence for this framework comes from questionnaire-based, self-report data collected in cross-sectional and prospective studies of mania, mania in remission, and proneness to hypomania, and from functional neuroimaging investigations of brain reward circuit activity during incentivized choice protocols. Although heightened reward anticipation is consistently documented, the status of later goal attainment activity, hedonic responses, and satiety reactions is less clear...
November 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303954/reward-dysfunction-in-the-manic-spectrum-unable-to-win-the-use-of-biographical-information-to-refine-neurobiological-modeling
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John F Gottlieb
OBJECTIVE: The manic spectrum is thought to be characterized by a hypersensitive biobehavioral reward system, the behavioral activation system. Evidence for this framework comes from questionnaire-based, self-report data collected in cross-sectional and prospective studies of mania, mania in remission, and proneness to hypomania, and from functional neuroimaging investigations of brain reward circuit activity during incentivized choice protocols. Although heightened reward anticipation is consistently documented, the status of later goal attainment activity, hedonic responses, and satiety reactions is less clear...
November 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300140/role-of-fault-attributions-and-other-factors-in-adults-attitudes-toward-hypothetical-children-with-an-undesirable-characteristic
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Taylor W Wadian, Tammy L Sonnentag, Tucker L Jones, Mark A Barnett
A total of 184 adults read descriptions of six hypothetical children with various undesirable characteristics (i.e., being extremely overweight, extremely aggressive, extremely shy, a poor student, a poor athlete, displaying symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Following each description, the participants were asked to rate how much they disagree or agree that the child, the child's parents, and the child's biological condition (i.e., "something wrong inside the child's body or brain") are at fault for the onset and the perpetuation of the undesirable characteristic...
January 1, 2018: Psychological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298278/the-impact-of-air-pollution-to-central-nervous-system-in-children-and-adults
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Radim J Sram, Milos Veleminsky, Milos Veleminsky, Jana Stejskalová
The aim of this paper was to review studies analyzing the associations between air pollution and neurodevelopment in children as well as the effect on adult population. Effect of prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs, benzo[a]pyrene, B[a]P) were already studied on cohorts from New York, Poland, China, and Spain. All results indicate changes of child behavior and neurodevelopment at the age of 3-9 years, decrease of IQ, increase of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), decrease of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), reduction of left hemisphere white matter...
December 4, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295472/a-prospective-birth-cohort-study-on-maternal-cholesterol-levels-and-offspring-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-new-insight-on-sex-differences
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Yuelong Ji, Anne W Riley, Li-Ching Lee, Heather Volk, Xiumei Hong, Guoying Wang, Rayris Angomas, Tom Stivers, Anastacia Wahl, Hongkai Ji, Tami R Bartell, Irina Burd, David Paige, Margaret D Fallin, Barry Zuckerman, Xiaobin Wang
Growing evidence suggests that maternal cholesterol levels are important in the offspring's brain growth and development. Previous studies on cholesterols and brain functions were mostly in adults. We sought to examine the prospective association between maternal cholesterol levels and the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the offspring. We analyzed data from the Boston Birth Cohort, enrolled at birth and followed from birth up to age 15 years. The final analyses included 1479 mother-infant pairs: 303 children with ADHD, and 1176 neurotypical children without clinician-diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorders...
December 23, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291475/brain-arousal-regulation-in-adults-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd
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Maria Strauß, Christine Ulke, Madlen Paucke, Jue Huang, Nicole Mauche, Christian Sander, Tetyana Stark, Ulrich Hegerl
The main aim of the current study was to test the hypothesis that adult patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have less stable brain arousal regulation than healthy controls. We objectively assessed brain arousal regulation using the Vigilance Algorithm Leipzig (VIGALL 2.1) to analyze 15-min resting EEG data of thirty-three ADHD patients and thirty-five matched controls. Based on automatically classified 1-s segments we computed mean EEG-vigilance (indexing arousal level) and arousal stability score (indexing arousal regulation)...
December 18, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288070/neonatal-erythropoietin-mitigates-impaired-gait-social-interaction-and-diffusion-tensor-imaging-abnormalities-in-a-rat-model-of-prenatal-brain-injury
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Shenandoah Robinson, Christopher J Corbett, Jesse L Winer, Lindsay A S Chan, Jessie R Maxwell, Christopher V Anstine, Tracylyn R Yellowhair, Nicholas A Andrews, Yirong Yang, Laurel O Sillerud, Lauren L Jantzie
Children who are born preterm are at risk for encephalopathy of prematurity, a leading cause of cerebral palsy, cognitive delay and behavioral disorders. Current interventions are limited and none have been shown to reverse cognitive and behavioral impairments, a primary determinant of poor quality of life for these children. Moreover, the mechanisms of perinatal brain injury that result in functional deficits and imaging abnormalities in the mature brain are poorly defined, limiting the potential to target interventions to those who may benefit most...
December 26, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286866/omega-3-fatty-acid-deficiency-impairs-frontostriatal-recruitment-following-repeated-amphetamine-treatment-in-rats-a-7-tesla-in-vivo-phmri-study
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Robert K McNamara, Jennifer D Schurdak, Ruth H Asch, Diana M Lindquist
Although attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is associated with deficits in docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid implicated in dopamine and glutamate synaptic plasticity, its role in neuroplastic brain changes that occur following repeated amphetamine (AMPH) treatment are not known. This study used pharmacological magnetic resonance imaging to investigate the impact of repeated AMPH exposure and alterations in brain DHA levels on AMPH-induced brain activation patterns. Male rats were fed a diet with no n-3 fatty acids (Deficient, DEF, n = 20), a diet fortified with preformed DHA (fish oil, FO, n = 20), or a control diet fortified with alpha-linolenic acid (n = 20) from P21 to P90...
December 29, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274748/neural-circuitry-underlying-sustained-attention-in-healthy-adolescents-and-in-adhd-symptomatology
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Laura O'Halloran, Zhipeng Cao, Kathy Ruddy, Lee Jollans, Matthew D Albaugh, Andrea Aleni, Alexandra S Potter, Nigel Vahey, Tobias Banaschewski, Sarah Hohmann, Arun L W Bokde, Uli Bromberg, Christian Büchel, Erin Burke Quinlan, Sylvane Desrivières, Herta Flor, Vincent Frouin, Penny Gowland, Andreas Heinz, Bernd Ittermann, Frauke Nees, Dimitri Papadopoulos Orfanos, Tomáš Paus, Michael N Smolka, Henrik Walter, Gunter Schumann, Hugh Garavan, Clare Kelly, Robert Whelan
Moment-to-moment reaction time variability on tasks of attention, often quantified by intra-individual response variability (IRV), provides a good indication of the degree to which an individual is vulnerable to lapses in sustained attention. Increased IRV is a hallmark of several disorders of attention, including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Here, task-based fMRI was used to provide the first examination of how average brain activation and functional connectivity patterns in adolescents are related to individual differences in sustained attention as measured by IRV...
December 21, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274742/effect-of-early-embryonic-deletion-of-huntingtin-from-pyramidal-neurons-on-the-development-and-long-term-survival-of-neurons-in-cerebral-cortex-and-striatum
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I Dragatsis, P Dietrich, H Ren, Y P Deng, N Del Mar, H B Wang, I M Johnson, K R Jones, A Reiner
We evaluated the impact of early embryonic deletion of huntingtin (htt) from pyramidal neurons on cortical development, cortical neuron survival and motor behavior, using a cre-loxP strategy to inactivate the mouse htt gene (Hdh) in emx1-expressing cell lineages. Western blot confirmed substantial htt reduction in cerebral cortex of these Emx-httKO mice, with residual cortical htt in all likelihood restricted to cortical interneurons of the subpallial lineage and/or vascular endothelial cells. Despite the loss of htt early in development, cortical lamination was normal, as revealed by layer-specific markers...
December 21, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273398/long-term-rf-exposure-on-behavior-and-cerebral-glucose-metabolism-in-5xfad-mice
#17
Yeonghoon Son, Jin Su Kim, Ye Ji Jeong, Youn Kyoung Jeong, Jong Hwa Kwon, Hyung-Do Choi, Jeong-Ki Pack, Nam Kim, Yun-Sil Lee, Hae-June Lee
Given the increased public concern about the deleterious biological consequences of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMFs), the involvement of RF-EMFs in neurodegenerative diseases, especially Alzheimer's disease (AD), has received increased consideration. To investigate the effect of long-term RF-EMF exposure on AD progression, we exposed 5xFAD mice to 1950 MHz RF-EMF at a specific absorption rate of 5.0 W/kg for 2 h/day and 5 days/week for 8 months. Behavioral changes were assessed by an open field test and an object recognition memory task after RF exposure was terminated...
December 19, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273230/exploring-the-neural-bases-of-primary-muscle-tension-dysphonia-a-case-study-using-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Nelson Roy, Maria Dietrich, Michael Blomgren, Amanda Heller, Daniel R Houtz, James Lee
Primary muscle tension dysphonia (pMTD) is a voice disorder that occurs in the absence of laryngeal pathology. Dysregulated activity of the paralaryngeal muscles is considered the proximal cause; however, the central origin of this aberrant laryngeal muscle activation is unclear. The Trait Theory (Roy and Bless, 2000a,b) proposed that specific personality traits can predispose one to laryngeal motor inhibition and pMTD, and this inhibition is mediated by a hyperactive "behavioral inhibition system (BIS)" composed of limbic system structures (and associated prefrontal connections)...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261133/eeg-dynamics-of-a-go-nogo-task-in-children-with-adhd
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Simon Baijot, Carlos Cevallos, David Zarka, Axelle Leroy, Hichem Slama, Cecile Colin, Nicolas Deconinck, Bernard Dan, Guy Cheron
BACKGROUND: Studies investigating event-related potential (ERP) evoked in a Cue-Go/NoGo paradigm have shown lower frontal N1, N2 and central P3 in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared to typically developing children (TDC). However, the electroencephalographic (EEG) dynamics underlying these ERPs remain largely unexplored in ADHD. METHODS: We investigate the event-related spectral perturbation and inter-trial coherence linked to the ERP triggered by visual Cue-Go/NoGo stimuli, in 14 children (7 ADHD and 7 TDC) aged 8 to 12 years...
December 20, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259561/aberrant-spatial-and-temporal-prefrontal-activation-patterns-in-medication-na%C3%A3-ve-adults-with-adhd
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Bun Yamagata, Yuichi Takei, Takashi Itahashi, Shenghong Pu, Jinichi Hirano, Masaru Mimura, Akira Iwanami
Previous near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) studies using a verbal fluency task (VFT) have consistently reported that adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) showed significantly smaller oxygenated-hemoglobin [oxy-Hb] activations in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) compared to those in healthy controls (HC). Despite this consistent evidence of brain dysfunction in ADHD, ADHD is currently diagnosed based only on subjective clinical and scoring measures, which are often unreliable. Hence, it is necessary to establish objective neuroimaging biomarkers for ADHD...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
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