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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166361/the-impact-of-hepatectomy-time-of-the-liver-graft-on-post-transplant-outcome-a-eurotransplant-cohort-study
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Ina Jochmans, Steffen Fieuws, Ineke Tieken, Undine Samuel, Jacques Pirenne
OBJECTIVE: Assessing the effect of donor hepatectomy time on outcome after transplantation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: When blood supply in a deceased organ donor stops, ischemic injury starts. Livers are cooled to reduce cellular metabolism and minimize ischemic injury. This cooling is slow and livers are lukewarm during hepatectomy, potentially affecting outcome. METHODS: We used the Eurotransplant Registry to investigate the relationship between donor hepatectomy time and post-transplant outcome in 12,974 recipients of deceased-donor livers (January 1, 2004, to December 31, 2013)...
November 21, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166203/temporal-profile-of-care-following-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-predictors-of-hospital-admission-follow-up-referral-and-six-month-outcome
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John K Yue, Ethan A Winkler, Sourabh Sharma, Mary J Vassar, Jonathan J Ratcliff, Frederick K Korley, Seth A Seabury, Adam R Ferguson, Hester F Lingsma, Sacha Meeuws, Opeolu M Adeoye, Jonathan W Rick, Caitlin K Robinson, Siena M Duarte, Esther L Yuh, Pratik Mukherjee, Sureyya S Dikmen, Thomas W McAllister, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Alex B Valadka, Wayne A Gordon, David O Okonkwo, Geoffrey T Manley
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical management and medical follow-up of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) presenting to emergency departments (EDs). METHODS: Overall, 168 adult patients with mTBI from the prospective, multicentre Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in TBI (TRACK-TBI) Pilot study with Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) 13-15, no polytrauma and alive at six months were included. Predictors for hospital admission, three-month follow-up referral and six-month functional disability (Glasgow Outcome Scale-Extended (GOSE) ≤ 6) were analysed using multivariable regression...
2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165784/interventions-for-managing-skeletal-muscle-spasticity-following-traumatic-brain-injury
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Anneliese Synnot, Marisa Chau, Veronica Pitt, Denise O'Connor, Russell L Gruen, Jason Wasiak, Ornella Clavisi, Loyal Pattuwage, Kate Phillips
BACKGROUND: Skeletal muscle spasticity is a major physical complication resulting from traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can lead to muscle contracture, joint stiffness, reduced range of movement, broken skin and pain. Treatments for spasticity include a range of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, often used in combination. Management of spasticity following TBI varies from other clinical populations because of the added complexity of behavioural and cognitive issues associated with TBI...
November 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165777/the-use-of-crystalloids-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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Wojciech Dąbrowski, Tom Woodcock, Ziemowit Rzecki, Manu L N G Malbrain
Fluid therapy is one of the most important treatments in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) as both hypo- and hypervolaemia can cause harm. The main goals of fluid therapy for patients with TBI are to optimize cerebral perfusion and to maintain adequate cerebral oxygenation. The avoidance of cerebral oedema is clearly essential. The current weight of evidence in the published literature suggests that albumin therapy is harmful and plasma substitutes have failed to demonstrate superiority over crystalloids solutions...
November 22, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165744/hypothermia-therapy-after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Lige Leng
The purpose of this article was mainly focus on in patients with TBI, does or not hypothermia improved mortality and/or chance of good neurologic outcome compared with standard of care alone. We performed a comprehensive search strategy. Articles were eliminated in a stepwise fashion. Data from each study was entered in Review Manager (RevMan) software version 5.0 when reported. 7 studies, including 1331 patients confirmed to all selection criteria and were identified. This meta-analysis got all data of 7 articles together to come to a conclusion, besides that, it also carried on a detailed analysis of different classification, trying to outline the possible mechanism...
October 29, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165556/resumption-of-oral-anticoagulation-following-traumatic-injury-and-risk-of-stroke-and-bleeding-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Laila Staerk, Emil Loldrup Fosbøl, Morten Lamberts, Anders Nissen Bonde, Kasper Gadsbøll, Caroline Sindet-Pedersen, Ellen A Holm, Thomas Alexander Gerds, Brice Ozenne, Gregory Y H Lip, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Gunnar Hilmar Gislason, Jonas Bjerring Olesen
Aims: We examined the risks of all-cause mortality, stroke, major bleeding, and recurrent traumatic injury associated with resumption of vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) and non-VKAs oral anticoagulants (NOACs) following traumatic injury in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. Methods and results: This was a Danish nationwide registry-based study (2005-16), including 4541 oral anticoagulant (OAC)-treated AF patients experiencing traumatic injury (defined as traumatic brain injury, hip fracture, or traumatic torso or abdominal injury)...
November 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164980/role-of-flunarizine-hydrochloride-in-secondary-brain-injury-following-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-rats
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Jianping Niu, Rui Hu
This study aimed to explore the role and mechanism(s) of flunarizine hydrochloride in the intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) rats. The 32 adult male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomly assigned into four groups: control group, sham group, ICH group, and FLU + ICH group. The effects of flunarizine hydrochloride were assessed on the basis of hematoma volume, blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity, and brain water content in the ICH rat models. The role of flunarizine hydrochloride in cell recovery was assessed by behavioral scores, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), and western blot assay...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164394/combination-of-nad-and-nadph-offers-greater-neuroprotection-in-ischemic-stroke-models-by-relieving-metabolic-stress
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Qiao Huang, Meiling Sun, Mei Li, Dingmei Zhang, Feng Han, Jun Chao Wu, Kohji Fukunaga, Zhong Chen, Zheng-Hong Qin
Both reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) and β-nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide hydrate (NAD(+)) have been reported to have potent neuroprotective effects against ischemic neuronal injury. Both NADPH and NAD(+) are essential cofactors for anti-oxidation and cellular energy metabolism. We investigated if combined NADPH and NAD(+) could offer better neuroprotective effects on cellular and animal models of ischemic stroke. In vitro studies with primary cultured neurons demonstrated that NAD(+) was effective in protecting neurons against oxygen-glucose deprivation/reoxygenation (OGD/R) injury when given during the early time period of reoxygenation...
November 21, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164084/pretreatment-with-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-protects-the-neonatal-brain-against-the-effects-of-hypoxic-ischemic-injury
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Tammy Z Movsas, Rebecca L Weiner, M Banks Greenberg, David M Holtzman, Rafael Galindo
Introduction: Though the human fetus is exposed to placentally derived human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) throughout gestation, the role of hCG on the fetal brain is unknown. Review of the available literature appears to indicate that groups of women with higher mean levels of hCG during pregnancy tend to have offspring with lower cerebral palsy (CP) risk. Given that newborn cerebral injury often precedes the development of CP, we aimed to determine whether hCG may protect against the neurodegenerative effects of neonatal brain injury...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163505/il17escan-a-tool-for-the-identification-of-peptides-inducing-il-17-response
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Sudheer Gupta, Parul Mittal, Midhun K Madhu, Vineet K Sharma
IL-17 cytokines are pro-inflammatory cytokines and are crucial in host defense against various microbes. Induction of these cytokines by microbial antigens has been investigated in the case of ischemic brain injury, gingivitis, candidiasis, autoimmune myocarditis, etc. In this study, we have investigated the ability of amino acid sequence of antigens to induce IL-17 response using machine-learning approaches. A total of 338 IL-17-inducing and 984 IL-17 non-inducing peptides were retrieved from Immune Epitope Database...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163364/telomere-length-in-preterm-infants-a-promising-biomarker-of-early-adversity-and-care-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Livio Provenzi, Giunia Scotto di Minico, Roberto Giorda, Rosario Montirosso
Preterm infants present an immature neurobehavioral profile at birth, even in absence of severe brain injuries and perinatal complications. As such, they require a long-lasting hospitalization in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which is thought to grant at-risk newborns' survival, but still entails a number of physical, painful, and socio-emotional stressors. Hence, preterm birth and NICU stay represent an early adverse experience, which has been linked to detrimental consequences for neurological, neuro-endocrinal, behavioral, and socio-emotional development, as well as to disease later in life...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163337/disrupted-gamma-synchrony-after-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-and-its-correlation-with-white-matter-abnormality
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Chao Wang, Michelle E Costanzo, Paul E Rapp, David Darmon, Dominic E Nathan, Kylee Bashirelahi, Dzung L Pham, Michael J Roy, David O Keyser
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) has been firmly associated with disrupted white matter integrity due to induced white matter damage and degeneration. However, comparatively less is known about the changes of the intrinsic functional connectivity mediated via neural synchronization in the brain after mTBI. Moreover, despite the presumed link between structural and functional connectivity, no existing studies in mTBI have demonstrated clear association between the structural abnormality of white matter axons and the disruption of neural synchronization...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163332/clinical-use-of-cerebral-microdialysis-in-patients-with-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Raimund Helbok, Mario Kofler, Alois Josef Schiefecker, Maxime Gaasch, Verena Rass, Bettina Pfausler, Ronny Beer, Erich Schmutzhard
Objective: To review the published literature on the clinical application of cerebral microdialysis (CMD) in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients and to summarize the evidence relating cerebral metabolism to pathophysiology, secondary brain injury, and outcome. Methods: Study selection: Two reviewers identified all manuscripts reporting on the clinical use of CMD in aneurysmal SAH patients from MEDLINE. All identified studies were grouped according to their focus on brain metabolic changes during the early and subacute phase after SAH, their association with mechanisms of secondary brain injury and outcome...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163326/systematic-review-of-traumatic-brain-injuries-in-baseball-and-softball-a-framework-for-prevention
#14
Michael D Cusimano, Alice Zhu
Background: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are an important public health challenge. The classification of baseball and softball as low contact sports and their association with extremity injuries cause individuals to overlook the risk of TBI in baseball and softball. Purpose: To summarize our knowledge of the epidemiology and risk factors of TBIs associated with baseball and softball with an aim to better design and implement preventive strategies. Methods: A search algorithm containing keywords that were synonymous to the terms "TBI," "baseball" was applied to the following nine databases: MEDLINE, Scopus, PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, Healthstar, PsychINFO, AMED, Cochrane library...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163185/orthostatic-intolerance-in-older-persons-etiology-and-countermeasures
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REVIEW
Nandu Goswami, Andrew P Blaber, Helmut Hinghofer-Szalkay, Jean-Pierre Montani
Orthostatic challenge produced by upright posture may lead to syncope if the cardiovascular system is unable to maintain adequate brain perfusion. This review outlines orthostatic intolerance related to the aging process, long-term bedrest confinement, drugs, and disease. Aging-associated illness or injury due to falls often leads to hospitalization. Older patients spend up to 83% of hospital admission lying in bed and thus the consequences of bedrest confinement such as physiological deconditioning, functional decline, and orthostatic intolerance represent a central challenge in the care of the vulnerable older population...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163104/transcranial-random-noise-stimulation-does-not-improve-behavioral-and-neurophysiological-measures-in-patients-with-subacute-vegetative-unresponsive-wakefulness-state-vs-uws
#16
Mauro Mancuso, Laura Abbruzzese, Stefania Canova, Giulia Landi, Simone Rossi, Emiliano Santarnecchi
Background: The absence of efficient treatments capable to promote central nervous system recovery in patients in vegetative state (VS) due to a severe acquired brain injury highlights the need of exploring alternative neuromodulatory treatments that can lead to neurobehavioral gains. Some encouraging preliminary observations suggest that transcranial direct current stimulation could be effective in disorders of consciousness (DoC) patients, especially when applied on the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) in patients with minimally conscious state (MCS) but not in those with VS...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163098/a-systematic-review-of-investigations-into-functional-brain-connectivity-following-spinal-cord-injury
#17
Alkinoos Athanasiou, Manousos A Klados, Niki Pandria, Nicolas Foroglou, Kyriaki R Kavazidi, Konstantinos Polyzoidis, Panagiotis D Bamidis
Background: Complete or incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) results in varying degree of motor, sensory and autonomic impairment. Long-lasting, often irreversible disability results from disconnection of efferent and afferent pathways. How does this disconnection affect brain function is not so clear. Changes in brain organization and structure have been associated with SCI and have been extensively studied and reviewed. Yet, our knowledge regarding brain connectivity changes following SCI is overall lacking...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163015/resveratrol-attenuates-early-brain-injury-after-experimental-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-via-inhibition-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation
#18
Xiangsheng Zhang, Qi Wu, Qingrong Zhang, Yue Lu, Jingpeng Liu, Wei Li, Shengyin Lv, Mengliang Zhou, Xin Zhang, Chunhua Hang
Previous studies have demonstrated resveratrol (RSV) has beneficial effects in early brain injury (EBI) after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). However, the beneficial effects of RSV and the underlying mechanisms have not been clearly identified. The nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome activation plays a crucial role in the EBI pathogenesis. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of RSV on the NLRP3 inflammasome signaling pathway and EBI in rats after SAH...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162707/cd4-t-cells-orchestrate-lethal-immune-pathology-despite-fungal-clearance-during-cryptococcus-neoformans-meningoencephalitis
#19
Lori M Neal, Enze Xing, Jintao Xu, Jessica L Kolbe, John J Osterholzer, Benjamin M Segal, Peter R Williamson, Michal A Olszewski
Cryptococcus neoformans is a major fungal pathogen that disseminates to the central nervous system (CNS) to cause fatal meningoencephalitis, but little is known about immune responses within this immune-privileged site. CD4(+) T cells have demonstrated roles in anticryptococcal defenses, but increasing evidence suggests that they may contribute to clinical deterioration and pathology in both HIV-positive (HIV+) and non-HIV patients who develop immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) and post-infectious inflammatory response syndrome (PIIRS), respectively...
November 21, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162596/lactadherin-promotes-microvesicle-clearance-to-prevent-coagulopathy-and-improves-survival-of-severe-tbi-mice
#20
Yuan Zhou, Wei Cai, Zilong Zhao, Tristan Hilton, Min Wang, Jason Yeon, Wei Liu, Fangyi Zhang, Fu-Dong Shi, Xiaoping Wu, Perumal Thiagarajan, Min Li, Jianning Zhang, Jing-Fei Dong
Coagulopathy is common in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and predicts poor clinical outcomes. We have shown that brain-derived extracellular microvesicles, including extracellular mitochondria, play a key role in the development of TBI-induced coagulopathy. Here, we further show in mouse models that the apoptotic cell-scavenging factor lactadherin, given at a single dose of 400 µg/kg 30 min before (preconditioning) or 30 min after cerebral fluid percussion injury, prevented coagulopathy as defined by clotting time, fibrinolysis, intravascular fibrin deposition, and microvascular bleeding of the lungs...
November 21, 2017: Blood
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