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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528966/nampt-inhibitor-protects-ischemic-neuronal-injury-in-rat-brain-via-anti-neuroinflammation
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Chen-Xiang Chen, Jing Huang, Ga-Qi Tu, Jia-Tong Lu, Xian Xie, Bing Zhao, Ming Wu, Qiao-Juan Shi, San-Hua Fang, Er-Qing Wei, Wei-Ping Zhang, Yun-Bi Lu
Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) is an important neuroprotective factor in cerebral ischemia, and it has been reported that NAMPT inhibitors can aggravate neuronal injury in the acute phase. However, because it is a cytokine, NAMPT participates in many inflammatory diseases in the peripheral system, and its inhibitors have therapeutic effects. Following cerebral ischemia, the peripheral and resident inflammatory and immune cells produce many pro-inflammatory mediators in the ischemic area, which induce neuroinflammation and impair the brain...
May 18, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521026/tracking-career-paths-of-women-in-neurosurgery
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Jaclyn J Renfrow, Analiz Rodriguez, Taylor A Wilson, Isabelle M Germano, Aviva Abosch, Stacey Quintero Wolfe
BACKGROUND: Women represent a growing cohort of US neurosurgeons. OBJECTIVE: To describe postresidency fellowship, practice environment, and updated academic rank among female neurosurgeons. METHODS: Databases from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) from 1964 to 2013 were reviewed for female neurosurgery residency graduates. Data on postresidency fellowships, practice environment (private vs academic), academic rank, board certification, and AANS/CNS (Congress of Neurological Surgeons) Joint Section on Women in Neurosurgery (WINS) membership were collected in 2016...
May 16, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516818/the-changing-epidemiology-of-spinal-tuberculosis-the-influence-of-international-immigration-in-catalonia-1993-2014
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M Peghin, D Rodriguez-Pardo, A Sanchez-Montalva, F Pellisé, A Rivas, T Tortola, J Aguilar, B Almirante, C Pigrau
The overall incidence of spinal tuberculosis (TB) appears to be stable or declining in most European countries, but with an increasing proportion of cases in the foreign-born populations. We performed a retrospective observational study (1993-2014), including all cases of spinal TB diagnosed at a Barcelona hospital to assess the epidemiological changes. Fifty-four episodes (48·1% males, median age 52 years) of spinal TB were diagnosed. The percentage of foreign-born residents with spinal TB increased from 14% to 45·2% in the last 10 years (P = 0·017)...
May 18, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497442/-myths-and-evidence-on-the-use-of-botulinum-toxin-spasticity-in-adults-and-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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J C Martinez-Castrillo, J L Pena-Segura, P Sanz-Cartagena, X Alonso-Curco, J M Arbelo-Gonzalez, G Arriola-Pereda, M D Coll-Bosch, J A Conejero-Casares, A Garcia-Ribes, S Jauma-Classen, J Pagonabarraga, J Vidal-Valls, P J Garcia-Ruiz
INTRODUCTION: Spasticity is a medical problem with a high incidence that significantly impact on the quality of life of patients and their families. AIM: To analyze and to answer different questions about the use of botulinum toxin type A (BTA) in our clinical practice. DEVELOPMENT: A group of experts in neurology develop a list of topics related with the use of BTA. Two big groups were considered: spasticity in adults and in children with cerebral palsy...
May 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481805/interreader-reliability-and-clinical-validity-of-a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-grading-system-for-cervical-foraminal-stenosis
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Jung Eun Lee, Hee Jin Park, So Yeon Lee, Yong Taek Lee, Yong Bum Kim, Kyu Hong Lee, Hyunchul Shin, Young Joon Kwon
OBJECTIVE: Park system is a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) grading system for cervical neural foraminal stenosis (CNFS) and consists of 4 grades (0-3) based on the foraminal shape of 45-degree T2-weighted oblique sagittal images. The objective of this study was to evaluate the interreader reliability of the Park system among radiologists, residents, and clinicians. This study also assessed the correlations between radiologic and clinical findings. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 289 patients (men:women = 155:134, mean age = 50 years) who underwent oblique sagittal MRI of the cervical spine at our hospital were included...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474715/-the-woman-in-neurosurgery-at-the-national-institute-of-neurology-and-neurosurgery
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Sonia Iliana Mejía-Pérez, Claudia Cervera-Martínez, Thalía Estefanía Sánchez-Correa, Teresa Corona-Vázquezo
Women have always had a hard time in the history of medicine; Dr. Isabel Blackwell was the first woman in history to practice medicine. Dr. Diana Beck became the world´s first female neurosurgeon. The first Latin American female neurosurgeon was Dr. María Cristina García Sancho y Álvarez-Tostado. All of these women had to face a large number of social, cultural, and economic obstacles in their path; however, this situation has changed gradually. Dr. Ana Lilia Siordia Karam was the first neurosurgeon to graduate from INNN...
March 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467976/increase-in-the-admission-of-stroke-mimics-after-change-in-emergency-shifts
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Mariana Vargas, Mariana Costa, Teresa Pinho E Melo, José M Ferro, Ana Catarina Fonseca
BACKGROUND: In 2010, changes were made to the shift pattern of neurology residents for cover in the Emergency Department at a university hospital. This resulted in a decrease in the number of emergency hours worked by neurology specialists and allowed for a natural quasi-experiment. AIM: We aimed to evaluate if changes to the number of emergency hours worked by neurology residents and specialist neurologists, (intervention) altered the number or pattern of admitted stroke mimics (SMs)...
May 4, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465263/history-of-neurosurgery-in-palestine
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Rami Darwazeh, Mazhar Darwazeh, Xiaochuan Sun
BACKGROUND: Palestinian neurosurgery started with Dr. Antone Tarazi as the first Palestinian Neurosurgeon. Before that, there were no organized neurosurgery or specialty and general surgeons were performing neurosurgical services. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review the history of neurosurgery and neurosurgical applications in Palestine. We have also mentioned some weaknesses and major challenges that need improvement. METHODS: We collected the presented data from different sources which were available in either English or Arabic...
April 29, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463430/development-of-a-systems-based-in-situ-multiplex-biomarker-screening-approach-for-the-assessment-of-immunopathology-and-neural-tissue-plasticity-in-male-rats-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Tanya Bogoslovsky, Joshua D Bernstock, Greg Bull, Shawn Gouty, Brian M Cox, John M Hallenbeck, Dragan Maric
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) pose a massive burden of disease and continue to be a leading cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. A major obstacle in developing effective treatments is the lack of comprehensive understanding of the underlying mechanisms that mediate tissue damage and recovery after TBI. As such, our work aims to highlight the development of a novel experimental platform capable of fully characterizing the underlying pathobiology that unfolds after TBI. This platform encompasses an empirically optimized multiplex immunohistochemistry staining and imaging system customized to screen for a myriad of biomarkers required to comprehensively evaluate the extent of neuroinflammation, neural tissue damage, and repair in response to TBI...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459434/mice-deficient-in-nrros-show-abnormal-microglial-development-and-neurological-disorders
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Kit Wong, Rajkumar Noubade, Paolo Manzanillo, Naruhisa Ota, Oded Foreman, Jason A Hackney, Brad A Friedman, Rajita Pappu, Kimberly Scearce-Levie, Wenjun Ouyang
Microglia and other tissue-resident macrophages within the central nervous system (CNS) have essential roles in neural development, inflammation and homeostasis. However, the molecular pathways underlying their development and function remain poorly understood. Here we report that mice deficient in NRROS, a myeloid-expressed transmembrane protein in the endoplasmic reticulum, develop spontaneous neurological disorders. NRROS-deficient (Nrros(-/-)) mice show defects in motor functions and die before 6 months of age...
May 1, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455693/therapeutic-strategies-under-development-targeting-inflammatory-mechanisms-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Sebastiano Giuseppe Crisafulli, Simona Brajkovic, Maria Sara Cipolat Mis, Valeria Parente, Stefania Corti
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurological disease characterized by the progressive loss of cortical, bulbar, and spinal motor neurons (MNs). The cardinal manifestation of ALS is a progressive paralysis which leads to death within a time span of 3 to 5 years after disease onset. Despite similar final output of neuronal death, the underlying pathogenic causes are various and no common cause of neuronal damage has been identified to date. Inflammation-mediated neuronal injury is increasingly recognized as a major factor that promotes disease progression and amplifies the MN death-inducing processes...
April 28, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452955/peripheral-nerve-fibers-and-their-neurotransmitters-in-osteoarthritis-pathology
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REVIEW
Susanne Grässel, Dominique Muschter
The importance of the nociceptive nervous system for maintaining tissue homeostasis has been known for some time, and it has also been suggested that organogenesis and tissue repair are under neuronal control. Changes in peripheral joint innervation are supposed to be partly responsible for degenerative alterations in joint tissues which contribute to development of osteoarthritis. Various resident cell types of the musculoskeletal system express receptors for sensory and sympathetic neurotransmitters, allowing response to peripheral neuronal stimuli...
April 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452204/mesenchymal-stem-cells-time-to-change-the-name
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Arnold I Caplan
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) were officially named more than 25 years ago to represent a class of cells from human and mammalian bone marrow and periosteum that could be isolated and expanded in culture while maintaining their in vitro capacity to be induced to form a variety of mesodermal phenotypes and tissues. The in vitro capacity to form bone, cartilage, fat, etc., became an assay for identifying this class of multipotent cells and around which several companies were formed in the 1990s to medically exploit the regenerative capabilities of MSCs...
April 28, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448942/assessing-knowledge-of-symptoms-and-first-aid-care-of-epilepsy-in-grenada-west-indies
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Sean C Cofano, Disep Ojukwu, Natasha Mozumdar, Zainab Raza, Shipra Saigal, Shashank Musku, Safwan Zar, Michael Merolla, Tuula O Jalonen
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder that is increasingly prevalent in developing countries. It is critical to provide appropriate support to patients during seizures in order to prevent injuries. False beliefs regarding the etiology or pathogenesis of the epilepsy and inadequate health information may put patients with epilepsy or other seizure disorders at increased risk of injury. Our objective was to assess the level of epilepsy awareness amongst the general population in Grenada and educate the participants regarding proper first-aid measures...
May 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447870/does-specialized-inpatient-rehabilitation-affect-whether-or-not-people-with-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-return-home
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Christiana L Cheng, Tova Plashkes, Tian Shen, Nader Fallah, Suzanne Humphreys, Colleen O'Connell, A Gary Linassi, Chester Ho, Christine Short, Karen Ethans, Rebecca Charbonneau, Jérôme Paquet, Vanessa K Noonan
Return to living at home is an important patient-reported outcome following traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI). Specialized inpatient rehabilitation assists such patients in maximizing function and independence. Our project aim was to describe those patients receiving specialized rehabilitation after tSCI in Canada, and to determine if such rehabilitation improved the likelihood of returning home. This cohort study utilized data from RHSCIR to identify patients with tSCI discharged from 1 of 18 participating acute specialized spine facilities between 2011-2015 to either 1 of 13 participating specialized rehabilitation facilities, or another discharge destination...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439359/education-in-neurology-resident-documentation-using-payroll-simulation
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John W Liang, Vicki L Shanker
BACKGROUND: Approaches for teaching neurology documentation include didactic lectures, workshops, and face-to-face meetings. Few studies have assessed their effectiveness. OBJECTIVE: To improve the quality of neurology resident documentation through payroll simulation. METHODS: A documentation checklist was created based on Medicaid and Medicare evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines. In the preintervention phase, neurology follow-up clinic charts were reviewed over a 16-week period by evaluators blinded to the notes' authors...
April 2017: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439354/residents-procedural-experience-does-not-ensure-competence-a-research-synthesis
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Jeffrey H Barsuk, Elaine R Cohen, Joe Feinglass, William C McGaghie, Diane B Wayne
BACKGROUND: Many medical certifying bodies require that a minimum number of clinical procedures be completed during residency training to obtain board eligibility. However, little is known about the relationship between the number of procedures residents perform and their clinical competence. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated associations between residents' medical procedure skills measured in a simulation laboratory and self-reported procedure experience and year of training...
April 2017: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438652/assessing-the-relevancy-of-highly-cited-works-in-neurosurgery-part-i-the-100-most-relevant-papers-in-neurosurgical-journals
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REVIEW
Michael A Bohl, Francisco A Ponce
Bibliometric analyses based on total citation count come with many limitations, which authors in other fields have overcome using the average number of citations per year since publication. The following study is presented in two parts. In this first part, the 100 most relevant papers in neurosurgical journals have been identified and ranked by total citations per year since publication. We queried the Web of Science database for the 1000 most-cited articles in neurosurgical journals. The number of citations per year was calculated for these 1000 articles, and the top 100 were identified...
April 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431368/correlates-of-perceived-stigma-for-people-living-with-epilepsy-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ying Shi, Shouqi Wang, Jie Ying, Meiling Zhang, Pengcheng Liu, Huanhuan Zhang, Jiao Sun
OBJECTIVE: Epilepsy, one of the most common, serious chronic neurological diseases, is accompanied by different levels of perceived stigma that affects people in almost all age groups. This stigma can negatively impact the physical and mental health of people living with epilepsy (PLWE). Good knowledge of perceived stigma for PLWE is important. In this study, we conducted a meta-analysis to identify the correlates of perceived stigma for PLWE. METHODS: Studies on factors associated with perceived stigma for PLWE, including sociodemographic, psychosocial, and disease-related variables, were searched in PubMed, PsychINFO, EMBASE, and Web of Science...
May 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411405/biomarkers-of-chronic-fluoride-exposure-in-groundwater-in-a-highly-exposed-population
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Tewodros Rango, Avner Vengosh, Marc Jeuland, Gary M Whitford, Redda Tekle-Haimanot
This study examined the relation between fluoride (F(-)) concentrations in fingernail clippings and urine and the prevalence and severity of enamel fluorosis (EF) among Ethiopian Rift Valley populations exposed to high levels of F(-) in drinking water. The utility of fingernail clippings as a biomarker for F(-) exposure and EF was also assessed for the first time in a high-F(-) region. The study recorded the EF status of 386 individuals (10 to 50years old), who consume naturally contaminated groundwater with widely varying F(-) concentration (0...
April 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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