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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101151/effect-of-general-anesthesia-on-serum-%C3%AE-amyloid-protein-and-regional-cerebral-oxygen-saturation-of-elderly-patients-after-subtotal-gastrectomy
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Peng Yu, Hua Wang, Lei Mu, Xuemei Ding, Wei Ding
The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of general anesthesia on serum β-amyloid protein (Aβ) and regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rSO2) of elderly patients after subtotal gastrectomy. From June, 2014 to December, 2015, among 168 patients undergoing subtotal gastrectomy, the Mini-Mental State Examination and Montreal Cognitive Assessment was administered the day prior to surgery and the second and ninth days after the operation. In addition, we administered the tests to 168 healthy adult volunteers (healthy controls) who were treated in our hospital medical center in the same period...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089652/hippocampal-prefrontal-connectivity-as-a-translational-phenotype-for-schizophrenia
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REVIEW
Florian Bähner, Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg
Finding novel biological targets in psychiatry has been difficult, partly because current diagnostic categories are not defined by pathophysiology and difficult to model in animals. The study of species-conserved systems-level mechanisms implicated in psychiatric disease could be a promising strategy to address some of these difficulties. Altered hippocampal-prefrontal (HC-PFC) connectivity during working memory (WM) processing is a candidate for such a translational phenotype as it has been repeatedly associated with impaired cognition in schizophrenia patients and animal models for psychiatric risk factors...
January 12, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089560/critical-role-of-p2x7-receptors-in-the-neuroinflammation-and-cognitive-dysfunction-after-surgery
#3
Bin Zheng, Renchun Lai, Jun Li, Zhiyi Zuo
Postoperative cognitive dysfunction worsens patient outcome after surgery. Neuroinflammation is a critical neuropathological process for it. We determined the role of P2X7 receptors, proteins that participate in inflammatory response, in the neuroinflammation induction after surgery, and whether the choice of volatile anesthetics affects its occurrence. Eight-week old C57BL/6J or P2X7 receptor knockout male mice were subjected to right carotid arterial exposure under anesthesia with 1.8% isoflurane, 2.5% sevoflurane or 10% desflurane...
January 9, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086911/enhanced-neuroinflammation-mediated-by-dna-methylation-of-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-triggers-cognitive-dysfunction-after-sevoflurane-anesthesia-in-adult-rats-subjected-to-maternal-separation-during-the-neonatal-period
#4
Yangzi Zhu, Yu Wang, Rui Yao, Ting Hao, Junli Cao, He Huang, Liwei Wang, Yuqing Wu
BACKGROUND: Mounting evidence indicates that children who experience abuse and neglect are prone to chronic diseases and premature mortality later in life. One mechanistic hypothesis for this phenomenon is that early life adversity alters the expression or functioning of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) throughout the course of life and thereby increases sensitivity to inflammatory stimulation. An exaggerated pro-inflammatory response is generally considered to be a key cause of postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD)...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079584/the-development-and-implementation-of-cognitive-aids-for-critical-events-in-pediatric-anesthesia-the-society-for-pediatric-anesthesia-critical-events-checklists
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Anna Clebone, Barbara K Burian, Scott C Watkins, Jorge A Gálvez, Justin L Lockman, Eugenie S Heitmiller
Cognitive aids such as checklists are commonly used in modern operating rooms for routine processes, and the use of such aids may be even more important during critical events. The Quality and Safety Committee of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA) has developed a set of critical-event checklists and cognitive aids designed for 3 purposes: (1) as a repository of the latest evidence-based and expert opinion-based information to guide response and management of critical events, (2) as a source of just-in-time information during critical events, and (3) as a method to facilitate a shared understanding of required actions among team members during a critical event...
January 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065587/ffpm-a-pde4-inhibitor-reverses-learning-and-memory-deficits-in-app-ps1-transgenic-mice-via-camp-pka-creb-signaling-and-anti-inflammatory-effects
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Haibiao Guo, Yufang Cheng, Canmao Wang, Jingang Wu, Zhengqiang Zou, Bo Niu, Hui Yu, Haitao Wang, Jiangping Xu
Thus far, phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE4) inhibitors have not been approved for application in Alzheimer's disease (AD) in a clinical setting due to severe side effects, such as nausea and vomiting. In this study, we investigated the effect of FFPM, a novel PDE4 inhibitor, on learning and memory abilities, as well as the underlying mechanism in the APP/PS1 mouse model of AD. Pharmacokinetic studies have revealed that FFPM efficiently permeates into the brain, and reached peak values in plasma 2 h after orally dosing...
January 6, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056424/neonatal-anesthetic-neurotoxicity-insight-into-the-molecular-mechanisms-of-long-term-neurocognitive-deficits
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REVIEW
Deshui Yu, Linji Li, Weiguo Yuan
Mounting animal studies have demonstrated that almost all the clinically used general anesthetics could induce widespread neuroapoptosis in the immature brain. Alarmingly, some published findings have reported long-term neurocognitive deficits in response to early anesthesia exposure which deeply stresses the potential seriousness of developmental anesthetic neurotoxicity. However, the connection between anesthesia induced neuroapoptosis and subsequent neurocognitive deficits remains controversial. It should be noted that developmental anesthesia related neurotoxicity is not limited to neuroapoptosis...
January 2, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051967/introducing-a-novel-applicant-ranking-tool-to-predict-future-resident-performance-a-pilot-study
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Sarah N Bowe, Erik K Weitzel, William N Hannah, Brian M Fitzgerald, Gregory P Kraus, Christopher J Nagy, Stephen A Harrison
The purposes of this study are to (1) introduce our novel Applicant Ranking Tool that aligns with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education competencies and (2) share our preliminary results comparing applicant rank to current performance. After a thorough literature review and multiple roundtable discussions, an Applicant Ranking Tool was created. Feasibility, satisfaction, and critiques were discussed via open feedback session. Inter-rater reliability was assessed using weighted kappa statistic (κ) and Kendall coefficient of concordance (W)...
January 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048971/insulin-resistance-plays-a-potential-role-in-postoperative-cognitive-dysfunction-in-patients-following-cardiac-valve-surgery
#9
Ni Tang, Rongrong Jiang, Xiaobin Wang, Jian Wen, Li Liu, Jiali Wu, Chunxiang Zhang
Severe insulin resistance(IR) promotes the development of Alzheimer disease. IR and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) are a common complication during the cardiac perioperative period. The authors hypothesized that IR of individuals with cardiac valve surgery would have increased the risk of POCD. The purpose of the study was to analyze the association of IR and POCD after cardiac valve surgery. Total 131 patients who underwent valve replacement via cardiopulmonary bypass(CPB) were included. Cognitive function was assessed by a series of neuropsychological measurements at 1 day before and 7 days after the surgery...
December 31, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039052/a-holistic-approach-to-anesthesia-induced-neurotoxicity-and-its-implications-for-future-mechanistic-studies
#10
Christine N Zanghi, Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic
The year 2016 marked the 15th anniversary since anesthesia-induced developmental neurotoxicity and its resulting cognitive dysfunction were first described. Since that time, multiple scientific studies have supported these original findings and investigated possible mechanisms behind anesthesia-induced neurotoxicity. This paper reviews the existing mechanistic literature on anesthesia-induced neurotoxicity in the context of a holistic approach that emphasizes the importance of both neuronal and non-neuronal cells during early postnatal development...
December 28, 2016: Neurotoxicology and Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033253/postoperative-cognitive-changes-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-under-regional-anesthesia
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Young-Tae Jeon, Byung-Gun Kim, Young Ho Park, Hye-Min Sohn, Jungeun Kim, Seung Chan Kim, Seong Soo An, SangYun Kim
BACKGROUND: The type of postoperative cognitive decline after surgery under spinal anesthesia is unknown. We investigated the type of postoperative cognitive decline after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Neuropsychological testing was conducted and the changes in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers after surgery were evaluated. METHODS: Fifteen patients who required bilateral TKA at a 1-week interval under spinal anesthesia were included. Neuropsychological tests were performed twice, once the day before the first operation and just before the second operation (usually 1 week after the first test) to determine cognitive decline...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018503/neurocognitive-improvement-in-patients-undergoing-carotid-endarterectomy-for-atherosclerotic-occlusive-carotid-artery-disease
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Rashid Usman, Muhammad Jamil, Imran Ul Haq, Amir Ali Memon
Objectives: To assess the improvement in neurocognitive functions after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) under local anesthesia (LA) in patients with carotid bifurcation occlusive disease. Place and duration of study: Department of Vascular Surgery, Combined Military Hospital Lahore from January 2013 to January 2015. Patients and Methods: A total of 79 patients with carotid artery occlusive disease, having no history of major stroke, depression, or dementia underwent CEA under LA. Cognitive functions were assessed 3 days before surgery and then 4 weeks and 12 weeks after the surgery using the Addenbrookes cognitive examination (ACE) score and General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition (GPCOG) Score...
2016: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017174/benefit-of-general-anesthesia-monitored-by-bispectral-index-compared-with-monitoring-guided-only-by-clinical-parameters-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Carlos Rogério Degrandi Oliveira, Wanderley Marques Bernardo, Victor Moisés Nunes
BACKGROUND: The bispectral index parameter is used to guide the titration of general anesthesia; however, many studies have shown conflicting results regarding the benefits of bispectral index monitoring. The objective of this systematic review with meta-analysis is to evaluate the clinical impact of monitoring with the bispectral index parameter. METHODS: The search for evidence in scientific information sources was conducted during December 2013 to January 2015, the following primary databases: Medline/PubMed, LILACS, Cochrane, CINAHL, Ovid, SCOPUS and TESES...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007508/functional-assessment-of-glottal-insufficiency-treated-by-hyaluronic-acid-injection-retrospective-20-case-series
#14
C Dorbeau, F Marmouset, E Lescanne, D Bakhos, S Morinière
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the present study were to describe hyaluronic acid injection to the vocal folds as treatment for glottal insufficiency, assess indications and report vocal results at 1 month and later than 6 months postoperatively. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A single-center retrospective study was performed for the period March 2012 to August 2015. Inclusion criteria comprised: unilateral recurrent nerve palsy or vocal fold closure defect with conserved mobility...
December 19, 2016: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003670/isoflurane-induces-transient-impairment-of-retention-of-spatial-working-memory-in-rats
#15
Masaaki Tanino, Motomu Kobayashi, Toshihiro Sasaki, Ken Takata, Yoshimasa Takeda, Satoshi Mizobuchi, Kiyoshi Morita, Taku Nagai, Hiroshi Morimatsu
Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) occurs in nearly one-third of patients after non-cardiac surgery. Many animal behavior studies have investigated the effect of general anesthesia on cognitive function. However, there have been no studies examining the effects on working memory specifically, with a focus on the retention of working memory. We demonstrate here that isoflurane anesthesia induces deficits in the retention of spatial working memory in rats, as revealed by an increase in isoflurane- induced across-phase errors in the delayed spatial win-shift (SWSh) task with a 30-min delay in an 8-arm radial arm maze on post-anesthesia days (PADs) 1,2,4, and 10...
December 2016: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956760/neuroinflammation-induced-by-surgery-does-not-impair-the-reference-memory-of-young-adult-mice
#16
Yanhua Zhao, Lili Huang, Huan Xu, Guangxi Wu, Mengyi Zhu, Jie Tian, Hao Wang, Xiangrui Wang, Weifeng Yu, Liqun Yang, Diansan Su
Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) increases morbidity and mortality after surgery. But the underlying mechanism is not clear yet. While age is now accepted as the top one risk factor for POCD, results from studies investigating postoperative cognitive functions in adults have been controversial, and data about the very young adult individuals are lacking. The present study investigated the spatial reference memory, IL-1β, IL-6, and microglia activation changes in the hippocampus in 2-month-old mice after anesthesia and surgery...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940378/ppar%C3%AE-activation-ameliorates-postoperative-cognitive-decline-probably-through-suppressing-hippocampal-neuroinflammation-in-aged-mice
#17
Zhijie Zhang, Hongmei Yuan, Huatang Zhao, Bin Qi, Fayin Li, Lijun An
Neuroinflammation plays a key role in many neurodegenerative disorders, including postoperative cognitive decline (POCD). Growing evidence has demonstrated that activation of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPARγ) attenuates the inflammatory response and improves cognitive dysfunction associated with many neuropsychiatric disorders. We hypothesize that down-regulation of PPARγ is linked to neuroinflammation and the subsequent cognitive deficits observed in an animal model of POCD. In the present study, the POCD animal model was established by performing an exploratory laparotomy under isoflurane anesthesia in 20-month-old male C57BL/6 mice...
February 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935781/the-neurotoxicity-of-general-anesthetic-drugs-emphasis-on-the-extremes-of-age
#18
Chuck Biddle, Vincent Ford
A substantial body of research suggests that anesthetic exposure to patients who are very young or very old may impair cognitive, behavioral, and emotional development or recovery. In lower animal models of pre- and postnatal age, anesthetic exposure may impact inflammation, synaptogenesis, neuronal apoptosis, and glial cell development. To date, research in humans is inconclusive regarding the long-term cognitive and behavioral sequelae of general anesthesia in the young child. In older adults, postoperative cognitive dysfunction and cognitive delirium are identified as markers of anesthetic neurotoxicity...
January 2017: Annual Review of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932959/exposure-to-ketamine-anesthesia-affects-rat-impulsive-behavior
#19
António Melo, Hugo Leite-Almeida, Clara Ferreira, Nuno Sousa, José M Pêgo
Introduction: Ketamine is a general anesthetic (GA) that activates several neurotransmitter pathways in various part of the brain. The acute effects as GA are the most well-known and sought-after: to induce loss of responsiveness and to produce immobility during invasive procedures. However, there is a concern that repeated exposure might induce behavioral changes that could outlast their acute effect. Most research in this field describes how GA affects cognition and memory. Our work is to access if general anesthesia with ketamine can disrupt the motivational behavior trait, more specifically measuring impulsive behavior...
2016: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930598/the-anhepatic-phase-extended-by-temporary-portocaval-shunt-does-not-affect-anesthetic-sensitivity-and-postoperative-cognitive-function-a-case-control-study
#20
Young Gon Son, Sung Hye Byun, Jong Hae Kim
Temporary portocaval shunt (TPCS) prolongs the duration of the anhepatic phase, during which anesthetic sensitivity is highest among the 3 phases of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). Cognitive dysfunction has been associated with increased anesthetic sensitivity and poor hepatic function. Therefore, we assessed anesthetic sensitivity to desflurane and perioperative cognitive function in patients undergoing LDLT, in whom the duration of the anhepatic phase was extended by TPCS to test the hypothesis that the prolonged anhepatic phase increases anesthetic sensitivity and causes postoperative cognitive decline...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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