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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224155/targeted-bisulfite-sequencing-using-the-seqcap-epi-enrichment-system
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Jennifer Wendt, Heidi Rosenbaum, Todd A Richmond, Jeffrey A Jeddeloh, Daniel L Burgess
Cytosine methylation has been shown to have a role in a host of biological processes. In mammalian biology these include stem cell differentiation, embryonic development, genomic imprinting, inflammation, and silencing of transposable elements. Given the central importance of these processes, it is not surprising to find aberrant cytosine methylation patterns associated with many disorders in humans, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and neurological disease. While whole genome shotgun bisulfite sequencing (WGBS) has recently become feasible, generating high sequence coverage data for the entire genome is expensive, both in terms of money and analysis time, when generally only a small subset of the genome is of interest to most researchers...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223621/does-observation-of-a-disabled-child-s-action-moderate-action-execution-implication-for-the-use-of-action-observation-therapy-for-patient-rehabilitation
#2
Marie Alsamour, Maxime Gilliaux, Anne Renders, Thierry Lejeune, Gaëtan Stoquart, Martin Gareth Edwards
BACKGROUND: Research investigating action observation-execution priming has mainly manipulated congruent versus incongruent action, and aspects of action expertise/capability. More specifically, the literature suggests enhanced performance priming following action observation by actors closely matched to participant expertise. The aim of the present study was to extend the understanding of action expertise effects by investigating action priming in healthy participants after observing a mild hemiparetic child actor versus a neurologically healthy child actor...
November 15, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218468/prediction-of-unfavorable-outcomes-in-cryptococcal-meningitis-results-of-the-multicenter-infectious-diseases-international-research-initiative-id-iri-cryptococcal-meningitis-study
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I N Hakyemez, H Erdem, G Beraud, M Lurdes, A Silva-Pinto, C Alexandru, B Bishop, F Mangani, X Argemi, M Poinot, R Hasbun, M Akcaer, S Alp, T Demirdal, K Angamuthu, F Amer, E Ragab, G A Shehata, D Ozturk-Engin, N Ozgunes, L Larsen, S Zimmerli, O R Sipahi, E Tukenmez Tigen, G Celebi, N Oztoprak, A C Yardimci, Y Cag
Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is mostly seen in immunocompromised patients, particularly human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients, but CM may also occur in apparently immunocompetent individuals. Outcome analyses have been performed in such patients but, due to the high prevalence of HIV infection worldwide, CM patients today may be admitted to hospitals with unknown HIV status, particularly in underdeveloped countries. The objective of this multicenter study was to analyze all types of CM cases in an aggregate cohort to disclose unfavorable outcomes...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218262/neurologic-outcomes-following-care-in-the-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
#4
Sherrill D Caprarola, Sapna R Kudchadkar, Melania M Bembea
Purpose of review: With increasing survival of children requiring admission to pediatric intensive care units (PICU), neurodevelopmental outcomes of these patients are an area of increased attention. Our goal was to systematically review recently published literature on neurologic outcomes of PICU patients. Recent Findings: Decline in neurofunctional status occurs in 3%-20% of children requiring PICU care. This proportion varies based on primary diagnosis and severity of illness, with children admitted for primary neurologic diagnosis, children who suffer cardiac arrest or who require invasive interventions during the PICU admission, having worse outcomes...
September 2017: Current Treatment Options in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217818/proteomic-analysis-of-perfusate-from-machine-cold-perfusion-of-transplant-kidneys-insights-into-protection-from-injury
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Michael A J Moser, Katherine Sawicka, Steven Arcand, Preston O'Brien, Patrick Luke, Gavin Beck, Jolanta Sawicka, Alejandro Cohen, Grzegorz Sawicki
BACKGROUND Machine cold perfusion is beneficial to the preservation of kidneys for transplantation. At the end of preservation, the perfusion solution contains many proteins. Using a proteomics approach, we searched for useful biomarkers and potential therapeutic targets in the perfusate. Our program is unique in that all transplant kidneys (even living donor kidneys, LKD) are placed on machine cold perfusion prior to transplantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS Perfusates from donation after neurological and circulatory determination of death (DNDD and DCDD respectively) and LKD were collected (n=41) and analyzed for LDH, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), and matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) as markers of injury...
December 8, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217485/developmental-origins-of-adult-health-and-disease-the-metabolic-role-of-bdnf-from-early-life-to-adulthood
#6
REVIEW
Despina D Briana, Ariadne Malamitsi-Puchner
Accumulating evidence suggests that the origins of adult disease may occur during fetal life. Thus, the concept of "developmental programming" has been introduced and supported by epidemiological and experimental data. This concept supports the idea that the nutritional and hormonal status during pregnancy could interfere in metabolism control. The mechanisms responsible for this "developmental programming" remain poorly documented. Current research indicates that neurotrophins and particularly brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) may play a crucial role in this process...
December 4, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214158/optical-coherence-tomography-basic-concepts-and-applications-in-neuroscience-research
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REVIEW
Mobin Ibne Mokbul
Optical coherence tomography is a micrometer-scale imaging modality that permits label-free, cross-sectional imaging of biological tissue microstructure using tissue backscattering properties. After its invention in the 1990s, OCT is now being widely used in several branches of neuroscience as well as other fields of biomedical science. This review study reports an overview of OCT's applications in several branches or subbranches of neuroscience such as neuroimaging, neurology, neurosurgery, neuropathology, and neuroembryology...
2017: Journal of Medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214153/alzheimer-s-disease-diagnosis-discrepancy-between-clinical-neuroimaging-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-biomarkers-criteria-in-an-italian-cohort-of-geriatric-outpatients-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Giulia A M Dolci, Sarah Damanti, Valeria Scortichini, Alessandro Galli, Paolo D Rossi, Carlo Abbate, Beatrice Arosio, Daniela Mari, Andrea Arighi, Giorgio G Fumagalli, Elio Scarpini, Silvia Inglese, Maura Marcucci
Background: The role of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers, and neuroimaging in the diagnostic process of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is not clear, in particular in the older patients. Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the clinical diagnosis of AD with CSF biomarkers and with cerebrovascular damage at neuroimaging in a cohort of geriatric patients. Methods: Retrospective analysis of medical records of ≥65-year-old patients with cognitive impairment referred to an Italian geriatric outpatient clinic, for whom the CSF concentration of amyloid-β (Aβ), total Tau (Tau), and phosphorylated Tau (p-Tau) was available...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213169/clinical-profile-of-neural-tube-defects-in-sudanese-children-is-malaria-a-risk-factor
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Basma Sadik, Haydar E Babikir, Mohammed A R Arbab
Neural tube defects (NTDs) are one of the most common structural malformations in human kind. It is a public health problem with great impact on the child, parents and the community at large. The aim is to study the epidemiological profile and patterns of NTDs in under five-year of age Sudanese children who attended the neurosurgical clinic at the National Centre of Neurological Sciences (NCNS), Khartoum during the period from March 2014 to December 2014. This was a prospective cross-sectional study conducted at the neurosurgery clinic in NCNS, Khartoum...
2017: Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213044/-the-course-and-development-of-epilepsy-in-patients-with-typical-variant-of-rett-syndrome-and-mutations
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M Yu Bobylova, I V Ivanova, I V Nekrasova, O A Pylaeva, K Yu Mukhin, A A Kholin, Ek S Iljina, A V Kulikov, El S Iljina, Yu E Nesterovsky
AIM: To study the anamnesis, clinical state, electro-encephalographic and brain MRI characteristics in patients with Rett syndrome (МЕСР2) and epilepsy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eleven female patients, aged from 3 to 23 years, with Rett syndrome and MeCP2 mutations were studied. The study continued for 10 years (2006-2015). Assessment of neurological and mental status, night sleep video-EEG monitoring, MRI were performed. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Epilepsy was diagnosed in six cases (54...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212508/health-related-quality-of-life-among-adults-with-diverse-rare-disorders
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Kathleen R Bogart, Veronica L Irvin
BACKGROUND: Twenty-five to 30 million Americans live with a rare disease (RD) and share challenges unique to RD. The majority of research on RDs has focused on etiology, treatment and care, while the limited health-related quality of life (HRQL) research has been restricted to single RDs, small samples, or non-validated measures. This study reports HRQL among adults with diverse RDs, and compares their scores to those of the U.S. population and people with common chronic health conditions...
December 7, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211170/-environmental-influence-on-physical-disability-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#12
Filipe Athayde, Eliane Viana Mancuzo, Ricardo de Amorim Corrêa
People with physical disabilities may, in interaction with facilitators and barriers, modify their participation in society. The environment, in the panorama of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), plays a relevant role in health and in the expression of functioning. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the influence of environmental factors on physical disability, based on the theoretical framework of the ICF. A systematic review of the literature was performed based on the recommendations of the following documents: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) and Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology Statement (STROBE)...
November 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210512/auditory-evoked-potentials-in-children-and-adolescents-with-down-syndrome
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Letícia Gregory, Rafael F M Rosa, Paulo R G Zen, Pricila Sleifer
Down syndrome, or trisomy 21, is the most common genetic alteration in humans. The syndrome presents with several features, including hearing loss and changes in the central nervous system, which may affect language development in children and lead to school difficulties. The present study aimed to investigate group differences in the central auditory system by long-latency auditory evoked potentials and cognitive potential. An assessment of 23 children and adolescents with Down syndrome was performed, and a control group composed of 43 children and adolescents without genetic and/or neurological changes was used for comparison...
December 6, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209378/extrapyramidal-signs-and-risk-of-progression-from-mild-cognitive-impairment-to-dementia-a-clinical-research-center-for-dementia-of-south-korea-study
#14
Woojae Myung, Jin Hong Park, Sook-Young Woo, Seonwoo Kim, Sang Ha Kim, Jae Won Chung, Hyo Shin Kang, Shinn-Won Lim, Junbae Choi, Duk L Na, Seong Yoon Kim, Jae-Hong Lee, Seol-Heui Han, Seong Hye Choi, Sang Yun Kim, Bernard J Carroll, Doh Kwan Kim
Objective: Extrapyramidal signs (EPS) are common in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). However, few studies have assessed the effect of EPS on the clinical course of MCI. We aimed to evaluate whether patients with EPS show more frequent progression from MCI to Alzheimer's disease (AD) and to other types of dementia. Methods: Participants (n=882) with MCI were recruited, and were followed for up to 5 years. The EPS positive group was defined by the presence of at least one EPS based on a focused neurologic examination at baseline...
November 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209201/do-lifestyle-activities-protect-against-cognitive-decline-in-aging-a-review
#15
Gregory J Christie, Tara Hamilton, Bradley D Manor, Norman A S Farb, Faranak Farzan, Andrew Sixsmith, Jean-Jacques Temprado, Sylvain Moreno
The number of patients suffering from dementia is expected to more than triple by the year 2040, and this represents a major challenge to publicly-funded healthcare systems throughout the world. One of the most effective prevention mechanisms against dementia lies in increasing brain- and cognitive-reserve capacity, which has been found to reduce the behavioral severity of dementia symptoms as neurological degeneration progresses. To date though, most of the factors known to enhance this reserve stem from largely immutable history factors, such as level of education and occupational attainment...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209156/machine-learning-classification-combining-multiple-features-of-a-hyper-network-of-fmri-data-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#16
Hao Guo, Fan Zhang, Junjie Chen, Yong Xu, Jie Xiang
Exploring functional interactions among various brain regions is helpful for understanding the pathological underpinnings of neurological disorders. Brain networks provide an important representation of those functional interactions, and thus are widely applied in the diagnosis and classification of neurodegenerative diseases. Many mental disorders involve a sharp decline in cognitive ability as a major symptom, which can be caused by abnormal connectivity patterns among several brain regions. However, conventional functional connectivity networks are usually constructed based on pairwise correlations among different brain regions...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209140/role-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-9-mmp2-9-in-lead-induced-changes-in-an-in-vitro-blood-brain-barrier-model
#17
Xinqin Liu, Peng Su, Shanshan Meng, Michael Aschner, Yupeng Cao, Wenjing Luo, Gang Zheng, Mingchao Liu
Lead (Pb) is a well-known neurotoxicant and a risk factor for neurologic disorders. The blood brain barrier (BBB) plays an important role in the maintenance of optimal brain function. BBB is a target of Pb, and studies have shown that Pb induced barrier loss and decreased the expression of tight junction proteins, but the detailed mechanisms are not fully understood. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are important components of extracellular matrix proteasome and can affect the remodeling and degradation of tight junction (TJ)...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206006/the-beginning-of-francoist-psychiatry-the-national-neurology-and-psychiatry-conference-barcelona-1942
#18
Rafael Huertas
While there has been some research into Francoist psychiatry, much work still needs to be done on the reorganization of the mental health profession within the new state. Held in Barcelona on 12, 13 and 14th January 1942, the National Neurology and Psychiatry Conference undoubtedly played a major role in the attempt to overthrow the dominant ideas in the field of Spanish psychiatry and displace its most influential figures. This article seeks to analyse the Conference's main organizational features and examine its most significant content, with the aim of evaluating its strategic importance in the context of both the psychiatrists' professional and scientific interests and their ideological and political concerns...
2017: Dynamis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204154/mitochondria-a-common-target-for-genetic-mutations-and-environmental-toxicants-in-parkinson-s-disease
#19
REVIEW
Martin P Helley, Jennifer Pinnell, Carolina Sportelli, Kim Tieu
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a devastating neurological movement disorder. Since its first discovery 200 years ago, genetic and environmental factors have been identified to play a role in PD development and progression. Although genetic studies have been the predominant driving force in PD research over the last few decades, currently only a small fraction of PD cases can be directly linked to monogenic mutations. The remaining cases have been attributed to other risk associated genes, environmental exposures and gene-environment interactions, making PD a multifactorial disorder with a complex etiology...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204007/how-long-does-denervation-take-in-poliomyelitis-or-is-it-a-lifetime
#20
Mehmet Güney Şenol, Cengiz Kaplan, Fatih Ozdağ, Mehmet Saraçoğlu
Background and Objective: This study aims to determine the period of reinnervation in patients with poliomyelitis. This research was conducted to identify the appearance of denervation potentials in patients with poliomyelitis as indicators for reinnervation. Materials and Methods: A total of 246 male patients with poliomyelitis were assessed electrophysiologically between 1988 and 2007. The mean age was 22.8 (18-42). It has been an average of 19.9 ± 4.9 years since the beginning of complaints from the patients...
October 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
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