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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213919/diuretic-sensitive-electroneutral-na-movement-and-temperature-effects-on-central-axons
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Meneka Kanagaratnam, Christopher Pendleton, Danilo Almeida Souza, Joseph Pettit, James Howells, Mark D Baker
Raising the temperature of optic nerve from room temperature to near physiological has effects on the threshold, refractoriness and superexcitability of the shortest latency (fast, F) nerve fibres, consistent with hyperpolarization. The temperature dependence of peak impulse latency was weakened at temperatures above 30°C suggesting a temperature sensitive process that slows impulse propagation. The amplitude of the supramaximal compound action potential gets larger on warming, whereas in the presence of bumetanide and amiloride (blockers of electroneutral Na(+) movement), the action potential amplitude consistently falls...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212662/marked-central-nervous-system-pathology-in-cd59-knockout-rats-following-passive-transfer-of-neuromyelitis-optica-immunoglobulin-g
#2
Xiaoming Yao, Alan S Verkman
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (herein called NMO) is an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system in which pathogenesis involves complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) produced by immunoglobulin G autoantibodies targeting aquaporin-4 (AQP4-IgG) on astrocytes. We reported evidence previously, using CD59(-/-) mice, that the membrane-associated complement inhibitor CD59 modulates CDC in NMO (Zhang and Verkman, J. Autoimmun. 53:67-77, 2014). Motivated by the observation that rats, unlike mice, have human-like complement activity, here we generated CD59(-/-) rats to investigate the role of CD59 in NMO and to create NMO pathology by passive transfer of AQP4-IgG under conditions in which minimal pathology is produced in normal rats...
February 17, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210908/updates-in-outcomes-of-stereotactic-radiation-therapy-in-acromegaly
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REVIEW
Monica Livia Gheorghiu
Purpose Treatment of acromegaly has undergone important progress in the last 20 years mainly due to the development of new medical options and advances in surgical techniques. Pituitary surgery is usually first-line therapy, and medical treatment is indicated for persistent disease, while radiation (RT) is often used as third-line therapy. The benefits of RT (tumor volume control and decreased hormonal secretion) are hampered by the long latency of the effect and the high risk of adverse effects. Stereotactic RT methods have been developed with the aim to provide more precise targeting of the tumor with better control of the radiation dose received by the adjacent brain structures...
February 16, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209311/mri-findings-of-optic-pathway-involvement-in-miller-fisher-syndrome-in-3-pediatric-patients-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#4
Ajay Malhotra, Mia Zhang, Xiao Wu, Shanu Jindal, David Durand, Naila Makhani
BACKGROUND: Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS) is a rare demyelinating condition which may have involvement of cranial nerves. There are a few case reports of optic pathway involvement in children. We describe 3 patients with optic pathway enhancement in pediatric patients with MFS. CASE SERIES: We retrospectively reviewed brain imaging findings in 17 pediatric patients with of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) meeting Brighton criteria who had brain MRIs performed during their acute illness...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208187/optic-nerve-infiltration-and-vitreous-seeding-by-a-cerebral-glioblastoma
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Tin Yan Alvin Liu, Lilangi S Ediriwickrema, M Adelita Vizcaino, Adam Wenick, Neil R Miller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208185/evaluation-of-progressive-visual-dysfunction-and-retinal-degeneration-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Maria Satue, Maria J Rodrigo, Javier Obis, Elisa Vilades, Hector Gracia, Sofia Otin, Maria I Fuertes, Raquel Alarcia, Jose A Crespo, Vicente Polo, Jose M Larrosa, Luis E Pablo, Elena Garcia-Martin
Purpose: To quantify changes in visual function parameters and in the retinal nerve fiber layer and macular thickness over a 5-year period in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Methods: Thirty patients with PD and 30 healthy subjects underwent a complete ophthalmic evaluation, including assessment of visual acuity, contrast sensitivity vision, color vision, and retinal evaluation with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). All subjects were reevaluated after 5 years to quantify changes in visual function parameters, the retinal nerve fiber layer, and macular thickness...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206829/validity-of-low-contrast-letter-acuity-as-a-visual-performance-outcome-measure-for-multiple-sclerosis
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Laura J Balcer, Jenelle Raynowska, Rachel Nolan, Steven L Galetta, Raju Kapoor, Ralph Benedict, Glenn Phillips, Nicholas LaRocca, Lynn Hudson, Richard Rudick
Low-contrast letter acuity (LCLA) has emerged as the leading outcome measure to assess visual disability in multiple sclerosis (MS) research. As visual dysfunction is one of the most common manifestations of MS, sensitive visual outcome measures are important in examining the effect of treatment. Low-contrast acuity captures visual loss not seen in high-contrast visual acuity (HCVA) measurements. These issues are addressed by the MS Outcome Assessments Consortium (MSOAC), including representatives from advocacy organizations, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMA), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), academic institutions, and industry partners along with persons living with MS...
February 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205530/retinal-structure-and-function-in-eyes-with-optic-nerve-hypoplasia
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Satoshi Katagiri, Sachiko Nishina, Tadashi Yokoi, Masashi Mikami, Yuri Nakayama, Michiko Tanaka, Noriyuki Azuma
We investigated retinal structure and function in eyes with optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH). Twenty-nine eyes of 18 patients with ONH and 21 eyes of 21 control patients were analyzed. Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), full-field electroretinography (FF-ERG), and focal macular ERG (FM-ERG) were performed. SD-OCT analysis of the macular region showed significant ganglion cells complex (GCC) thinning nasally and temporally (P < 0.05), but the thickness from the inner nuclear layer (INL) to the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) became thinner only nasally (P < 0...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205307/segmentation-of-organs-at-risks-in-head-and-neck-ct-images-using-convolutional-neural-networks
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Bulat Ibragimov, Lei Xing
PURPOSE: Accurate segmentation of organs-at-risks (OARs) is the key step for efficient planning of radiation therapy for head and neck (HaN) cancer treatment. In the work, we proposed the first deep learning-based algorithm, for segmentation of OARs in HaN CT images, and compared its performance against state-of-the-art automated segmentation algorithms, commercial software, and interobserver variability. METHODS: Convolutional neural networks (CNNs)-a concept from the field of deep learning-were used to study consistent intensity patterns of OARs from training CT images and to segment the OAR in a previously unseen test CT image...
February 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203046/neuroinflammation-as-fuel-for-axonal-regeneration-in-the-injured-vertebrate-central-nervous-system
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REVIEW
Ilse Bollaerts, Jessie Van Houcke, Lien Andries, Lies De Groef, Lieve Moons
Damage to the central nervous system (CNS) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in elderly, as repair after lesions or neurodegenerative disease usually fails because of the limited capacity of CNS regeneration. The causes underlying this limited regenerative potential are multifactorial, but one critical aspect is neuroinflammation. Although classically considered as harmful, it is now becoming increasingly clear that inflammation can also promote regeneration, if the appropriate context is provided...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199381/impact-of-the-anti-aquaporin-4-autoantibody-on-inner-retinal-structure-function-and-structure-function-associations-in-japanese-patients-with-optic-neuritis
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Yoshiko Matsumoto, Sotaro Mori, Kaori Ueda, Takuji Kurimoto, Akiyasu Kanamori, Yuko Yamada, Ichiro Nakashima, Makoto Nakamura
PURPOSE: An autoantibody against aquaporin-4 (AQP4 Ab) is highly specific for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and plays a pathogenic role in this disease. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of AQP4 Ab on inner retinal structure, function, and the structure-function relationships in eyes with optic neuritis. METHODS: Thirty five eyes from 25 cases who had received visual function tests and RTVue optical coherence tomography (OCT) measurement at least six months after the latest episode of optic neuritis were enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198592/bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-exosomes-promote-survival-of-retinal-ganglion-cells-through-mirna-dependent-mechanisms
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Ben Mead, Stanislav Tomarev
The loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGC) and their axons is one of the leading causes of blindness and includes traumatic (optic neuropathy) and degenerative (glaucoma) eye diseases. Although no clinical therapies are in use, mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) have demonstrated significant neuroprotective and axogenic effects on RGC in both of the aforementioned models. Recent evidence has shown that MSC secrete exosomes, membrane enclosed vesicles (30-100 nm) containing proteins, mRNA and miRNA which can be delivered to nearby cells...
February 15, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196733/the-proportion-of-individuals-likely-to-benefit-from-customized-optic-nerve-head-structure-function-mapping
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Allison M McKendrick, Jonathan Denniss, Ya Xing Wang, Jost B Jonas, Andrew Turpin
PURPOSE: Interindividual variance in optic nerve head (ONH) position, axial length, and location of the temporal raphe suggest that customizing mapping between visual field locations and ONH sectors for individuals may be clinically useful. Herein we quantify the proportion of the population predicted to have structure-function mappings that markedly deviate from "average," and thus would benefit from customized mapping. DESIGN: Database study and case report. PARTICIPANTS: Population database of 2836 eyes from the Beijing Eye Study and a single case report of an individual with primary open-angle glaucoma...
February 10, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196732/peripapillary-and-macular-vessel-density-in-patients-with-glaucoma-and-single-hemifield-visual-field-defect
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Adeleh Yarmohammadi, Linda M Zangwill, Alberto Diniz-Filho, Luke J Saunders, Min Hee Suh, Zhichao Wu, Patricia Isabel C Manalastas, Tadamichi Akagi, Felipe A Medeiros, Robert N Weinreb
PURPOSE: To compare hemifield differences in the vessel density of the peripapillary and macula in open-angle glaucoma eyes with visual field (VF) defect confined to one hemifield using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 58 eyes of 58 patients with glaucoma with VF loss confined to a single hemifield and 28 healthy eyes. METHODS: Retinal vasculature information was summarized as circumpapillary vessel density (cpVD) and perifoveal vessel density (pfVD)...
February 10, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196731/natural-history-of-conversion-of-leber-s-hereditary-optic-neuropathy-a-prospective-case-series
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Tiffany Jean Hwang, Rustum Karanjia, Milton Nunes Moraes-Filho, Jesse Gale, Jeffrey Show Tran, Edward R Chu, Solange R Salomao, Adriana Berezovsky, Rubens Belfort, Milton Nunes Moraes, Federico Sadun, Anna Maria DeNegri, Chiara La Morgia, Piero Barboni, Carolina do V F Ramos, Carlos Filipe Chicani, Peter A Quiros, Valerio Carelli, Alfredo A Sadun
PURPOSE: To illustrate the natural history of Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON). DESIGN: Prospective observational case series. PARTICIPANTS: The Soave-Brazil pedigree of m.11778G>A/ND4 mitochondrial DNA LHON mutation. METHODS: A prospectively acquired database of the Soave-Brazil pedigree was reviewed. Data from 285 individuals were included in the database over a 15-year period. The pedigree was reviewed for unaffected mutation carriers who converted to affected status, 6 patients with LHON were identified...
February 10, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196061/therapeutic-outcomes-after-endoresection-of-complex-retinal-capillary-hemangioblastoma
#16
Murat Karacorlu, Mumin Hocaoglu, Isil Sayman Muslubas, Mehmet Giray Ersoz, Serra Arf
PURPOSE: To evaluate the anatomical and functional outcomes after endoresection of complex retinal capillary hemangioblastoma (RCH). METHODS: Retrospective case series of 12 patients (13 eyes), all treated with pars plana vitrectomy, endodiathermy of feeding and draining vessels, endoresection of RCH and silicone oil injection. RESULTS: The mean age at the time of surgery was 32.5 ± 15.9 years. The mean follow-up duration after initial surgery was 50...
February 10, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195748/imaging-features-of-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-in-children
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Alexander J P W Hartmann, Bruno P Soares, Beau B Bruce, Amit M Saindane, Nancy J Newman, Valérie Biousse, Jason H Peragallo
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signs of elevated intracranial pressure and idiopathic intracranial hypertension have been well characterized in adults but not in children. The MRIs of 50 children with idiopathic intracranial hypertension and 46 adults with idiopathic intracranial hypertension were reviewed for optic nerve head protrusion, optic nerve head enhancement, posterior scleral flattening, increased perioptic cerebrospinal fluid, optic nerve tortuosity, empty or partially empty sella, tonsillar herniation, enlargement of Meckel's cave meningoceles, and transverse venous sinus stenosis(TSS)...
January 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194098/spatiotemporal-profiles-of-proprioception-processed-by-the-masseter-muscle-spindles-in-rat-cerebral-cortex-an-optical-imaging-study
#18
Satoshi Fujita, Mari Kaneko, Hiroko Nakamura, Masayuki Kobayashi
Muscle spindles in the jaw-closing muscles, which are innervated by trigeminal mesencephalic neurons (MesV neurons), control the strength of occlusion and the position of the mandible. The mechanisms underlying cortical processing of proprioceptive information are critical to understanding how sensory information from the masticatory muscles regulates orofacial motor function. However, these mechanisms are mostly unknown. The present study aimed to identify the regions that process proprioception of the jaw-closing muscles using in vivo optical imaging with a voltage-sensitive dye in rats under urethane anesthesia...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192539/optical-coherence-tomography-segmentation-analysis-in-relapsing-remitting-versus-progressive-multiple-sclerosis
#19
Raed Behbehani, Abdullah Abu Al-Hassan, Ali Al-Salahat, Devarajan Sriraman, J D Oakley, Raed Alroughani
INTRODUCTION: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) with retinal segmentation analysis is a valuable tool in assessing axonal loss and neuro-degeneration in multiple sclerosis (MS) by in-vivo imaging, delineation and quantification of retinal layers. There is evidence of deep retinal involvement in MS beyond the inner retinal layers. The ultra-structural retinal changes in MS in different MS phenotypes can reflect differences in the pathophysiologic mechanisms. There is limited data on the pattern of deeper retinal layer involvement in progressive MS (PMS) versus relapsing remitting MS (RRMS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192497/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-eyes-with-good-visual-acuity-recovery-after-treatment-for-optic-neuritis
#20
Tomoaki Higashiyama, Yasuhiro Nishida, Masahito Ohji
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the retinal perfusion using optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography in eyes with good visual acuity recovery after treatment for optic neuritis (ON). METHODS: Seven eyes of seven patients with good visual acuity recovery after treatment for monocular ON and seven eyes of each fellow eye used as controls were studied. Retinal perfusion around the disc and at the macula was evaluated using OCT angiography. The retinal nerve fiber layer thickness was measured around the disc...
2017: PloS One
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