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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220987/brain-tissue-reaction-to-deep-brain-stimulation-a-longitudinal-study-of-dbs-in-the-goettingen-minipig
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Dariusz Orlowski, Alexandre Michalis, Andreas N Glud, Anders R Korshøj, Lise M Fitting, Trine W Mikkelsen, André Mercanzini, Alain Jordan, Alain Dransart, Jens C H Sørensen
OBJECTIVES: The use of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in treatment of various brain disorders is constantly growing; however, the number of studies of the reaction of the brain tissue toward implanted leads is still limited. Therefore, the aim of our study was to analyze the impact of DBS leads on brain tissue in a large animal model using minipigs. METHODS: Twelve female animals, one control and eleven with bilaterally implanted DBS electrodes were used in our experiment...
February 21, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220756/deep-brain-stimulation-for-childhood-dystonia-is-where-as-important-as-in-whom
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REVIEW
Daniel E Lumsden, Margaret Kaminska, Keyoumars Ashkan, Richard Selway, Jean-Pierre Lin
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has become a mainstay of dystonia management in adulthood. Typically targeting electrode placement in the GPi, sustained improvement in dystonic symptoms are anticipated in adults with isolated genetic dystonias. Dystonia in childhood is more commonly a symptomatic condition, with dystonia frequently expressed on the background of a structurally abnormal brain. Outcomes following DBS in this setting are much more variable, the reasons for which have yet to be elucidated. Much of the focus on improving outcomes following DBS in dystonia management has been on the importance of patient selection, with, until recently, little discussion of the choice of target...
January 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220711/comparison-of-hba1c-detection-in-whole-blood-and-dried-blood-spots-using-an-automated-ion-exchange-hplc-system
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Aleksandra Maleska, Christophe Hirtz, Elise Casteleyn, Orianne Villard, Jacques Ducos, Antoine Avignon, Ariane Sultan, Sylvain Lehmann
AIM: Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is a widely recognized analyte for diagnosing and monitoring diabetes. Dried blood spot (DBS) constitutes a useful alternative to blood collection by venipuncture. Analytical and clinical validation of DBS use is, however, necessary before implementation. Results/methodology: HbA1c levels from whole blood or DBS from a cohort patients with diabetes were compared. DBS specimens were stable at ambient temperature. HbA1c detection on DBS was accurate, robust, and the correlation and agreement with whole blood values was excellent...
March 2017: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214577/parafascicular-thalamic-nucleus-deep-brain-stimulation-decreases-nmda-receptor-glun1-subunit-gene-expression-in-the-prefrontal-cortex
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Mónica R Fernández-Cabrera, Abraham Selvas, Miguel Miguéns, Alejandro Higuera-Matas, Anna Vale-Martínez, Emilio Ambrosio, Margarita Martí-Nicolovius, Gemma Guillazo-Blanch
The rodent parafascicular nucleus (PFn) or the centromedian-parafascicular complex of primates is a posterior intralaminar nucleus of the thalamus related to cortical activation and maintenance of states of consciousness underlying attention, learning and memory. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the PFn has been proved to restore arousal and consciousness in humans and to enhance performance in learning and memory tasks in rats. The primary expected effect of PFn DBS is to induce plastic changes in target neurons of brain areas associated with cognitive function...
February 15, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213155/high-frequency-stimulation-of-afferent-fibers-generates-asynchronous-firing-in-the-downstream-neurons-in-hippocampus-through-partial-block-of-axonal-conduction
#5
Zhouyan Feng, Zhaoxiang Wang, Zheshan Guo, Wenjie Zhou, Ziyan Cai, Dominique M Durand
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is effective for treating neurological disorders in clinic. However, the therapeutic mechanisms of high-frequency stimulation (HFS) of DBS have not yet been elucidated. Previous studies have suggested that HFS-induced changes in axon conduction could have important contributions to the DBS effects and desiderate further studies. To investigate the effects of prolonged HFS of afferent axons on the firing of downstream neurons, HFS trains of 100 and 200 Hz were applied on the Schaffer collaterals of the hippocampal CA1 region in anaesthetized rats...
February 14, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208601/surgical-neurostimulation-for-spinal-cord-injury
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REVIEW
Aswin Chari, Ian D Hentall, Marios C Papadopoulos, Erlick A C Pereira
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating neurological condition characterized by a constellation of symptoms including paralysis, paraesthesia, pain, cardiovascular, bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction. Current treatment for SCI involves acute resuscitation, aggressive rehabilitation and symptomatic treatment for complications. Despite the progress in scientific understanding, regenerative therapies are lacking. In this review, we outline the current state and future potential of invasive and non-invasive neuromodulation strategies including deep brain stimulation (DBS), spinal cord stimulation (SCS), motor cortex stimulation (MCS), transcutaneous direct current stimulation (tDCS) and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in the context of SCI...
February 10, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208150/acute-and-subacute-presentations-of-cerebral-edema-following-deep-brain-stimulation-lead-implantation
#7
Albert J Fenoy, Sebastian J Villarreal, Mya C Schiess
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Postoperative cerebral edema around a deep brain stimulation (DBS) electrode is an uncommon reported complication. The goal of this study was to identify instances of postoperative edema based on clinical presentation, and to remark on their management. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on all patients who underwent DBS electrode implantation over a 3-year period. Routine CT imaging on postoperative day (POD) 1 was negative. Patients were identified based on clinical neurological changes, leading to imaging and subsequent diagnosis...
February 17, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204949/caregiver-burden-and-the-medical-ethos
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Karsten Witt, Johanne Stümpel, Christiane Woopen
Are physicians sometimes morally required to ease caregiver burden? In our paper we defend an affirmative answer to this question. First, we examine the well-established principle that medical care should be centered on the patient. We argue that although this principle seems to give physicians some leeway to lessen caregivers' suffering, it is very restrictive when spelled out precisely. Based on a critical analysis of existing cases for transcending patient-centeredness we then go on to argue that the medical ethos should indeed contain a rule requiring physicians to alleviate caregiver burden under certain circumstances...
February 15, 2017: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199993/intraoperative-thresholds-for-capsular-stimulation-are-reliable-for-chronic-pallidal-deep-brain-stimulation-in-dystonia
#9
René Reese, Martin M Reich, Daniela Falk, Günther Deuschl, H Maximilian Mehdorn, Jens Volkmann
BACKGROUND: The threshold current for inducing muscle contractions by stimulation of pyramidal tract fibres adjacent to the globus pallidus internus (GPi) is, besides microelectrode recordings for the determination of nuclear boundaries, currently the only neurophysiological marker for intraoperative refinement of the anatomically planned target point for pallidal deep brain stimulation (GPi-DBS) in dystonia. OBJECTIVES: To determine the relationship between intraoperative thresholds for muscle contractions under general anaesthesia and postoperative thresholds in GPi-DBS...
February 16, 2017: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196952/revalidation-and-quality-assurance-the-application-of-the-musiq-framework-in-independent-verification-visits-to-healthcare-organisations
#10
Ann Griffin, Alex McKeown, Rowena Viney, Antonia Rich, Trevor Welland, Irene Gafson, Katherine Woolf
OBJECTIVES: We present a national evaluation of the impact of independent verification visits (IVVs) performed by National Health Service (NHS) England as part of quality assuring medical revalidation. Organisational visits are central to NHS quality assurance. They are costly, yet little empirical research evidence exists concerning their impact, and what does exist is conflicting. SETTING: The focus was on healthcare providers in the NHS (in secondary care) and private sector across England, who were designated bodies (DBs)...
February 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195571/electrical-stimulation-of-the-bed-nucleus-of-the-stria-terminalis-reduces-anxiety-in-a-rat-model
#11
K Luyck, T Tambuyzer, M Deprez, J Rangarajan, B Nuttin, L Luyten
We recently showed that deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BST) reduces obsessions, compulsions and associated anxiety in patients suffering from severe, treatment-refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder. Here, we investigated the anxiolytic effects of electrical BST stimulation in a rat model of conditioned anxiety, unrelated to obsessions or compulsions. Two sets of stimulation parameters were evaluated. Using fixed settings at 100 Hz, 40 μs and 300 μA (Set A), we observed elevated freezing and startle levels, whereas stimulation at 130 Hz, 220 μs and individually tailored amplitudes (Set B) appeared to reduce freezing...
February 14, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195407/a-pilot-trial-of-square-biphasic-pulse-deep-brain-stimulation-for-dystonia-the-bip-dystonia-study
#12
Leonardo Almeida, Daniel Martinez-Ramirez, Bilal Ahmed, Wissam Deeb, Sol De Jesus, Jared Skinner, Matthew J Terza, Umer Akbar, Robert S Raike, Chris J Hass, Michael S Okun
BACKGROUND: Dystonia often has inconsistent benefits and requires more energy-demanding DBS settings. Studies suggest that squared biphasic pulses could provide significant clinical benefit; however, dystonia patients have not been explored. OBJECTIVES: To assess safety and tolerability of square biphasic DBS in dystonia patients. METHODS: This study included primary generalized or cervical dystonia patients with bilateral GPi DBS. Square biphasic pulses were implemented and patients were assessed at baseline, immediately postwashout, post-30-minute washout, 1 hour post- and 2 hours postinitiation of investigational settings...
February 13, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193511/investigation-of-dielectric-breakdown-in-silica-epoxy-nanocomposites-using-designed-interfaces
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Michael Bell, Timothy Krentz, J Keith Nelson, Linda Schadler, Ke Wu, Curt Breneman, Su Zhao, Henrik Hillborg, Brian Benicewicz
Adding nano-sized fillers to epoxy has proven to be an effective method for improving dielectric breakdown strength (DBS). Evidence suggests that dispersion state, as well as chemistry at the filler-matrix interface can play a crucial role in property enhancement. Herein we investigate the contribution of both filler dispersion and surface chemistry on the AC dielectric breakdown strength of silica-epoxy nanocomposites. Ligand engineering was used to synthesize bimodal ligands onto 15nm silica nanoparticles consisting of long epoxy compatible, poly(glycidyl methacrylate) (PGMA) chains, and short, π-conjugated, electroactive surface ligands...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186378/efficacy-of-pallidal-stimulation-in-isolated-dystonia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
REVIEW
E Moro, C LeReun, J K Krauss, A Albanese, J-P Lin, S Walleser Autiero, T C Brionne, M Vidailhet
The aim of this review was to provide strong clinical evidence of the efficacy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus internus (GPi) in isolated inherited or idiopathic dystonia. Eligible studies were identified after a systematic literature review of the effects of bilateral GPi-DBS in isolated dystonia. Absolute and percentage changes from baseline in the Burke-Fahn-Marsden Dystonia Rating Scale (BFMDRS) motor and disability scores were pooled, and associations between treatment effect and patient characteristics were explored using meta-regression...
February 10, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185910/ultrasoft-microwire-neural-electrodes-improve-chronic-tissue-integration
#15
Zhanhong Jeff Du, Christi L Kolarcik, Takashi D Y Kozai, Silvia D Luebben, Shawn A Sapp, Xin Sally Zheng, James A Nabity, X Tracy Cui
: Chronically implanted neural multi-electrode arrays (MEA) are an essential technology for recording electrical signals from neurons and/or modulating neural activity through stimulation. However, current MEAs, regardless of the type, elicit an inflammatory response that ultimately leads to device failure. Traditionally, rigid materials like tungsten and silicon have been employed to interface with the relatively soft neural tissue. The large stiffness mismatch is thought to exacerbate the inflammatory response...
February 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185373/dual-anchor-internal-pulse-generator-technique-may-lower-risk-of-twiddler-s-syndrome-a-case-series-and-literature-review
#16
Michał Roman Sobstyl, Mirosław Ząbek, Grażyna Brzuszkiewicz-Kuźmicka, Tomasz Pasterski
BACKGROUND: Twiddler's syndrome (TS) is described as a spontaneous rotation or intentional external manipulation of implanted internal pulse generator (IPG) for neurological or cardiac disorders. There have been identified some predisposing factors of the development of TS such as: loose subcutaneous tissue, older age of individuals undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedures, creation of too large pockets for IPG. Apart from these factors, the construction of IPG itself may predispose to the development of TS...
February 9, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179035/impact-of-deep-brain-stimulation-of-the-ventral-anterior-limb-of-the-internal-capsule-on-cognition-in-depression
#17
I O Bergfeld, M Mantione, M L C Hoogendoorn, H G Ruhé, F Horst, P Notten, J van Laarhoven, P van den Munckhof, G Beute, P R Schuurman, D Denys
BACKGROUND: Preliminary studies report no negative and a possible positive impact of deep brain stimulation (DBS) on cognition of patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD). However, these studies neither controlled for practice effects nor compared active with sham stimulation. METHOD: To address these limitations, we compared 25 TRD patients, who underwent DBS of the ventral anterior limb of the internal capsule (vALIC), with 21 healthy controls (HCs) matched on gender, age and education level...
February 9, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178597/determination-of-topiramate-in-dried-blood-spots-using-single-quadrupole-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-after-flash-methylation-with-trimethylanilinium-hydroxide
#18
Roberta Zilles Hahn, Marina Venzon Antunes, Priscila Costa Arnhold, Natalia Bordin Andriguetti, Simone Gasparin Verza, Rafael Linden
Dried blood spots (DBS) sampling obtained from fingerpricks is a promising and patient friendly alternative for obtaining samples for drug quantification, that could be of interest for topiramate (TOP) therapeutic drug monitoring. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a simple and fast GC-MS assay for TOP measurement in dried blood spots (DBS). The method uses a liquid extraction of one 8mm DBS, followed by a flash methylation with TMAH, and separation in a DB-5ms capillary column. Total analytical run time was 15min...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176003/assessment-of-individual-cognitive-changes-after-deep-brain-stimulation-surgery-in-parkinson-s-disease-using-the-neuropsychological-test-battery-vienna-short-version
#19
Thomas Foki, Daniela Hitzl, Walter Pirker, Klaus Novak, Gisela Pusswald, Eduard Auff, Johann Lehrner
Long-term therapy of Parkinson's disease with L‑DOPA is associated with a high risk of developing motor fluctuations and dyskinesia. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) can improve these motor complications. Although the positive effect on motor symptoms has been proven, postoperative cognitive decline has been documented. To tackle the impact of DBS on cognition, 18 DBS patients were compared to 25 best medically treated Parkinson's patients, 24 patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and 12 healthy controls using the Neuropsychological Test Battery Vienna short version (NTBV-short) for cognitive outcome 12 months after the first examination...
February 7, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175551/375%C3%A2-direct-dbs-a-prospective-multicenter-clinical-trial-with-blinding-for-a-directional-deep-brain-stimulation-lead
#20
Jens Volkmann, Stephan Chabardes, G Karl Steinke, Stephen Carcieri
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August 1, 2016: Neurosurgery
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