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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045524/combined-irradiation-and-targeted-therapy-or-immune-checkpoint-blockade-in-brain-metastases-toxicities-and-efficacy
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A V Tallet, F Dhermain, E Le Rhun, G Noël, Y M Kirova
Background: Targeted therapies (TT) and immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) are currently modifying the landscape of metastatic cancer management and are increasingly used over the course of many cancers treatment. They allow long-term survival with controlled extra-cerebral disease, contributing to the increasing incidence of brain metastases (BMs). Radiation therapy remains the cornerstone of BMs treatment (either whole brain irradiation or stereotactic radiosurgery), and investigating the safety profile of radiation therapy combined with TT or ICI is of high interest...
August 2, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044063/cognitive-functions-and-normal-tension-glaucoma
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Akvile Daveckaite, Evelina Grusauskiene, Kestutis Petrikonis, Antanas Vaitkus, Lina Siaudvytyte, Ingrida Januleviciene
PURPOSE: Only a few studies have analyzed the potential link between glaucoma and cognitive function impairment. They have found controversial results. This study aims to perform quick cognitive function assessment with clock drawing test (CDT) using two different scoring systems and compare between normal tension glaucoma (NTG) and cataract patients. METHODS: Totally, 30 NTG and 30 patients with cataracts were included in a prospective, pilot study. The predrawn circle was given, and patients were asked to draw the clock showing a time of 11:10...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042813/rehabilitation-management-of-low-back-pain-it-s-time-to-pull-it-all-together
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Yannick Tousignant-Laflamme, Marc Olivier Martel, Anand B Joshi, Chad E Cook
In the past, rehabilitation research initiatives for low back pain (LBP) have targeted outcome enhancement through personalized treatment approaches, namely through classification systems (CS). Although the use of CS has enhanced outcomes, common management practices have not changed, the prevalence of LBP is still high, and only selected patients meet the CS profile, namely those with a nociceptive context. Similarly, although practice guidelines propose some level of organization and occasionally a timeline of care provision, each mainly provides best practice for isolated treatment approaches...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042004/quantitative-functional-mri-and-neurophysiological-markers-in-a-case-of-gerstmann-str%C3%A3-ussler-scheinker-syndrome
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Silvia Marino, Rosa Morabito, S De Salvo, L Bonanno, A Bramanti, P Pollicino, R Giorgianni, Placido Bramanti
Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker syndrome (GSS) is an inherited autosomal dominant prion disease, caused by a codon 102 proline to leucine substitution (P102L) in the prion protein gene (PRNP). We describe the case of a 40-year-old male, affected by a slowly progressive gait disturbance, leg weakness and cognitive impairment. Genomic DNA revealed a point mutation of PRNP at codon 102, resulting in P102L, and the diagnosis of GSS was confirmed. Somatosensory evoked potentials showed alterations of principal parameters, particularly in the right upper and lower limbs...
July 2017: Functional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041954/combined-cognitive-and-vocational-interventions-after-mild-to-moderate-traumatic-brain-injury-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Emilie I Howe, Knut-Petter S Langlo, Hans Christoffer Aargaard Terjesen, Cecilie Røe, Anne-Kristine Schanke, Helene L Søberg, Unni Sveen, Eline Aas, Heidi Enehaug, Daniele E Alves, Pål Klethagen, Kjersti Sagstad, Christine M Moen, Karin Torsteinsbrend, Anne-Margrethe Linnestad, Tonje Haug Nordenmark, Birte Sand Rismyhr, Grete Wangen, Juan Lu, Jennie Ponsford, Elizabeth W Twamley, Helene Ugelstad, Øystein Spjelkavik, Marianne Løvstad, Nada Andelic
BACKGROUND: A considerable proportion of patients with mild to moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI) experience long-lasting somatic, cognitive, and emotional symptoms that may hamper their capacity to return to work (RTW). Although several studies have described medical, psychological, and work-related factors that predict RTW after TBI, well-controlled intervention studies regarding RTW are scarce. Furthermore, there has traditionally been weak collaboration among health-related rehabilitation services, the labor and welfare sector, and workplaces...
October 17, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038946/cognitive-and-behavioral-disorders-in-parkinson-s-disease-an-update-ii-behavioral-disorders
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Luigi Trojano, Costanza Papagno
Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) can experience several behavioral symptoms, such as apathy, agitation, hypersexuality, stereotypic movements, pathological gambling, abuse of antiparkinsonian drugs, and REM sleep behavioral disorders. Psychoses and hallucinations, depression and anxiety disorders, and difficulties in recognizing and experiencing emotions also impair behavior and can cause severe psychosocial problems in patients with PD. Symptoms can be present since early stages of the disease, sometimes even before the appearance of classical motor symptoms, likely in relation to dopamine depletion in basal ganglia and/or to dysfunctions of other neurotrasmitter systems, and others can develop later, in some cases in relation to dopaminergic treatment...
October 16, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038202/brain-regional-blood-flow-and-working-memory-performance-predict-change-in-blood-pressure-over-2-years
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J Richard Jennings, Alicia F Heim, Lei K Sheu, Matthew F Muldoon, Christopher Ryan, H Michael Gach, Claudiu Schirda, Peter J Gianaros
Hypertension is a presumptive risk factor for premature cognitive decline. However, lowering blood pressure (BP) does not uniformly reverse cognitive decline, suggesting that high BP per se may not cause cognitive decline. We hypothesized that essential hypertension has initial effects on the brain that, over time, manifest as cognitive dysfunction in conjunction with both brain vascular abnormalities and systemic BP elevation. Accordingly, we tested whether neuropsychological function and brain blood flow responses to cognitive challenges among prehypertensive individuals would predict subsequent progression of BP...
October 16, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037639/reliability-of-kinematic-measures-in-subjects-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-deficiency-during-dual-task-walking
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Salman Nazary-Moghadam, Mahyar Salavati, Ali Esteki, Behnam Akhbari, Sohrab Keyhani, Afsaneh Zeinalzadeh
OBJECTIVE: To define the throughout within- and between-day reliability of gait parameters in single - and dual-task conditions in subjects with and without anterior cruciate ligament deficiency (ACLD). METHODS: Fourteen subjects with ACLD and 14 healthy subjects completed a walking task on a treadmill with three levels of velocity (self-selected, high and low), with or without performing an auditory Stroop task over two sessions each 3-5 days apart. The gait kinematic parameters, including maximum and minimum hip flexion, total hip range of motion, maximum and minimum knee flexion and total knee range of motion were recorded using a motion analysis system...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037628/attention-demand-effects-on-respiration-in-chronic-low-back-pain-patients
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Babak Goosheh, Majid Ravanbakhsh, Mahyar Salavati, Ismail Ebrahimi Takamjani, Behnam Akhbari, Amir Hossein Kahlaee
Increasing attention is being drawn towards the involvement of systems other than the musculoskeletal one in the presence of low back pain (LBP). Recent evidence suggests both cognitive and respiratory functions to be affected in LBP patients. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of performance of a cognitive task on the respiratory function in LBP patients with that in control participants. Capnography and spirometry parameters of 48 participants (24 in each group) were assessed under 3 cognitive loading conditions (no, easy and difficult cognitive task)...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034102/new-directions-in-hypnosis-research-strategies-for-advancing-the-cognitive-and-clinical-neuroscience-of-hypnosis
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Mark P Jensen, Graham A Jamieson, Antoine Lutz, Giuliana Mazzoni, William J McGeown, Enrica L Santarcangelo, Athena Demertzi, Vilfredo De Pascalis, Éva I Bányai, Christian Rominger, Patrik Vuilleumier, Marie-Elisabeth Faymonville, Devin B Terhune
This article summarizes key advances in hypnosis research during the past two decades, including (i) clinical research supporting the efficacy of hypnosis for managing a number of clinical symptoms and conditions, (ii) research supporting the role of various divisions in the anterior cingulate and prefrontal cortices in hypnotic responding, and (iii) an emerging finding that high hypnotic suggestibility is associated with atypical brain connectivity profiles. Key recommendations for a research agenda for the next decade include the recommendations that (i) laboratory hypnosis researchers should strongly consider how they assess hypnotic suggestibility in their studies, (ii) inclusion of study participants who score in the middle range of hypnotic suggestibility, and (iii) use of expanding research designs that more clearly delineate the roles of inductions and specific suggestions...
2017: Neuroscience of Consciousness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034078/recent-advances-in-cancer-surgery-in-older-patients
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Siri Rostoft, Riccardo A Audisio
Age is the most important risk factor for the occurrence of cancer, and a declining mortality from heart disease and other non-cancer causes leaves an older population that is at high risk of developing cancer. Choosing the optimal treatment for older cancer patients may be a challenge. Firstly, older age and associated factors such as comorbidities, functional limitations, and cognitive impairment are risk factors for adverse effects of cancer treatment. Secondly, older patients are often excluded from clinical trials, and current clinical guidelines rarely address how to manage cancer in patients who have comorbidities or functional limitations...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033864/novel-measures-to-assess-the-effects-of-partial-sleep-deprivation-on-sensory-working-and-permanent-memory
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Dominique Gosselin, Joseph De Koninck, Kenneth Campbell
Sleepiness has repeatedly been demonstrated to affect performance on a variety of cognitive tasks. While the effects of total sleep deprivation (TSD) have been extensively studied, acute partial sleep deprivation (PSD), a more frequent form of sleep loss, has been studied much less often. The present study examined the effects of sleep deprivation on novel tasks involving classic sensory, working, and permanent memory systems. While the tasks did implicate different memory systems, they shared a need for effortful, sustained attention to maintain successful performance...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030432/protein-kinase-a-deregulation-in-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-impairs-working-memory-in-murine-oligophrenin1-deficiency
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Chun-Lei Zhang, Mattia Aime, Emilie Laheranne, Xander Houbaert, Hajer El Oussini, Christelle Martin, Marilyn Lepleux, Elisabeth Normand, Jamel Chelly, Etienne Herzog, Pierre Billuart, Yann Humeau
Classical and systems genetics have identified wide networks of genes associated with cognitive and neurodevelopmental diseases. In parallel to deciphering the role of each of these genes in neuronal or synaptic function, evaluating the response of neuronal and molecular networks to gene loss-of-function could reveal some pathophysiological mechanisms potentially accessible to non-genetic therapies. Loss of function of the Rho-GAP Oligophrenin-1 is associated with cognitive impairments in both human and mouse...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026469/the-effectiveness-of-mindfulness-based-cognitive-therapy-on-psychological-symptoms-and-quality-of-life-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-%C3%A2-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kamal Solati, Mohammad Mousavi, Soleiman Kheiri, Ali Hasanpour-Dehkordi
OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to determine the efficacy of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) on psychological symptoms and quality of life (QoL) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: We conducted a randomized single-blind clinical trial in patients with SLE referred from the Imam Ali Clinic in Shahrekord, southwest Iran. The patients (46 in total in two groups of 23 each) were randomly assigned into the experimental and control groups...
September 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025835/the-climb-complex-lipids-in-mothers-and-babies-study-protocol-for-a-multicentre-three-group-parallel-randomised-controlled-trial-to-investigate-the-effect-of-supplementation-of-complex-lipids-in-pregnancy-on-maternal-ganglioside-status-and-subsequent-cognitive
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Shuai Huang, Ting-Ting Mo, Tom Norris, Si Sun, Ting Zhang, Ting-Li Han, Angela Rowan, Yin-Yin Xia, Hua Zhang, Hong-Bo Qi, Philip N Baker
INTRODUCTION: Complex lipids are important constituents of the central nervous system. Studies have shown that supplementation with complex milk lipids (CML) in pregnancy may increase the level of fetal gangliosides (GA), with the potential to improve cognitive outcomes. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We aim to recruit approximately 1500 pregnant women in the first trimester (11-14 weeks) and randomise them into one of the three treatment groups: standard maternal milk formulation, CML-enhanced maternal milk formulation or no maternal milk intervention with standard pregnancy advice (ie, the standard care)...
October 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024893/plasma-ratio-of-clozapine-to-n-desmethylclozapine-can-predict-cognitive-performance-in-treatment-resistant-psychotic-patients
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Conrad Molins, Mar Carceller-Sindreu, Helena Navarro, Cristina Carmona, Marina Piñeiro, Estrella Martínez, Enric Álvarez, Maria J Portella
Cognitive symptoms play a central role in schizophrenia and are strongly associated with social functioning. Treatment with clozapine presents controversial results regarding its effects on cognition. The opposite effects of clozapine and n-desmethylclozapine (NDMC) on cholinergic system have been suggested to underlie these inconclusive findings. The aim of this study is to determine whether clozapine/NDMC ratio can predict cognitive performance in patients with treatment-resistant psychosis. Nineteen clinically stable patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder treated with clozapine monotherapy completed demographic and clinical interviews...
October 3, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024794/brain-computer-interface-with-the-p300-speller-usability-for-disabled-people-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Violaine Guy, Marie-Hélène Soriani, Mariane Bruno, Théodore Papadopoulo, Claude Desnuelle, Maureen Clerc
OBJECTIVES: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease, restricts patients' communication capacity a few years after onset. A proof-of-concept of brain-computer interface (BCI) has shown promise in ALS and "locked-in" patients, mostly in pre-clinical studies or with only a few patients, but performance was estimated not high enough to support adoption by people with physical limitation of speech. Here, we evaluated a visual BCI device in a clinical study to determine whether disabled people with multiple deficiencies related to ALS would be able to use BCI to communicate in a daily environment...
October 9, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024490/categorization-of-abuse-potential-related-adverse-events
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Edward M Sellers, Myroslava K Romach
All drugs with central nervous system activity must undergo an assessment of their abuse potential, and these data must be included in a New Drug Application. Part of this assessment is an analysis of treatment-emergent adverse events that occur during clinical development. Using an iterative consensus strategy, we evaluated and grouped an available list of 213 flag terms for abuse potential from the Food and Drug Administration, into categories and assessed the relevance of the terms to primary abuse behavior...
October 11, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020639/associations-between-immunological-function-and-memory-recall-in-healthy-adults
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Grace Y Wang, Tamasin Taylor, Alexander Sumich, Fabrice Merien, Robert Borotkanics, Wendy Wrapson, Chris Krägeloh, Richard J Siegert
Studies in clinical and aging populations support associations between immunological function, cognition and mood, although these are not always in line with animal models. Moreover, very little is known about the relationship between immunological measures and cognition in healthy young adults. The present study tested associations between the state of immune system and memory recall in a group of relatively healthy adults. Immediate and delayed memory recall was assessed in 30 participants using the computerised cognitive battery...
October 8, 2017: Brain and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017990/healthy-beyond-pregnancy-a-web-based-intervention-to-improve-adherence-to-postpartum-care-randomized-controlled-feasibility-trial
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Katherine Park Himes, Heidi Donovan, Stephanie Wang, Carrie Weaver, Jillian Rae Grove, Francesca Lucia Facco
BACKGROUND: During the postpartum visit, health care providers address issues with short- and long-term implications for maternal and child health. Women with Medicaid insurance are less likely to return for a postpartum visit compared with women with private insurance. Behavioral economics acknowledges that people do not make exclusively rational choices, rather immediate gratification, cognitive and psychological biases, and social norms influence decision making. Drawing on insights from decision science, behavioral economists have examined how these biases can be modulated through carefully designed interventions...
October 10, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
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