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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906027/sur1-trpm4-and-aqp4-form-a-heteromultimeric-complex-that-amplifies-ion-water-osmotic-coupling-and-drives-astrocyte-swelling
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Jesse A Stokum, Min S Kwon, Seung K Woo, Orest Tsymbalyuk, Rudi Vennekens, Volodymyr Gerzanich, J Marc Simard
Astrocyte swelling occurs after central nervous system injury and contributes to brain swelling, which can increase mortality. Mechanisms proffered to explain astrocyte swelling emphasize the importance of either aquaporin-4 (AQP4), an astrocyte water channel, or of Na(+) -permeable channels, which mediate cellular osmolyte influx. However, the spatio-temporal functional interactions between AQP4 and Na(+) -permeable channels that drive swelling are poorly understood. We hypothesized that astrocyte swelling after injury is linked to an interaction between AQP4 and Na(+) -permeable channels that are newly upregulated...
September 14, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888095/magnesium-therapy-improves-outcome-in-streptococcus-pneumoniae-meningitis-by-altering-pneumolysin-pore-formation
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Sabrina Hupp, Sandra Ribes, Jana Seele, Carolin Bischoff, Christina Förtsch, Elke Maier, Roland Benz, Timothy J Mitchell, Roland Nau, Asparouh I Iliev
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in adults and is characterised by high lethality and substantial cognitive disabilities in survivors. Here, we study the capacity of an established therapeutic agent, magnesium, to improve survival in pneumococcal meningitis by modulating the neurological effects of the major pneumococcal pathogenic factor pneumolysin. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: We used mixed primary glial and acute brain slice cultures, pneumolysin injection in infant rats, a mouse meningitis model, and complementary approaches such as Western blot, a black lipid bilayer conductance assay and live imaging of primary glial cells...
September 9, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878657/targeted-approaches-applied-to-uncommon-diseases-a-case-of-salivary-duct-carcinoma-metastatic-to-the-brain-treated-with-the-multikinase-inhibitor-neratinib
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Karl R Sorenson, Guilherme Piovezani Ramos, Jose Caetano Villasboas Bisneto, Katharine Price
Salivary duct carcinoma is a rare malignancy associated with hormone receptor and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) overexpression. Local surgical control is the cornerstone of therapy, but a subset of patients develops metastatic disease portending a poor prognosis and limited management options. Intracranial metastases are an uncommon manifestation and present a therapeutic challenge. We report the case of a 31-year-old male who presented with facial pain and swelling subsequently diagnosed with salivary duct carcinoma...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836291/introducing-the-concept-of-csf-shift-edema-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Iype Cherian, Margarita Beltran, Alessandro Landi, Concetta Alafaci, Fabio Torregrossa, Giovanni Grasso
Brain edema after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) plays an important role in the outcome and survival of injured patients. It is also one of the main targets in the therapeutic approach in the current clinical practice. To date, the pathophysiology of traumatic brain swelling is complex and, being that it is thought to be mainly cytotoxic and vasogenic in origin, not yet entirely understood. However, based on new understandings of the hydrodynamic aspects of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), an additional mechanism of brain swelling can be considered...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830843/inhibition-of-tpa-induced-hemorrhagic-transformation-involves-adenosine-a2b-receptor-activation-after-cerebral-ischemia
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Qiang Li, Xiaoning Han, Xi Lan, Xiaohua Hong, Qian Li, Yufeng Gao, Tianqi Luo, Qingwu Yang, Raymond C Koehler, Yu Zhai, Jinyuan Zhou, Jian Wang
Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is administered after ischemic stroke to dissolve intravascular clots, but its use can lead to hemorrhagic transformation (HT). Therapeutic strategies to reduce hemorrhagic complications of tPA might be of benefit for stroke patients. Adenosine A2b receptor (A2bR) plays pivotal roles in regulating vascular protection in peripheral organs. This study explored whether A2bR agonist BAY 60-6583 reduces hemorrhage risk after tPA usage. Using a rat transient middle cerebral artery occlusion model, we showed that mRNA and protein expression of A2bR increased to a greater extent after ischemia-reperfusion than did expression of the other three adenosine receptors (A1, A2a, and A3)...
August 19, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817088/the-role-of-neurogenic-inflammation-in-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-and-development-of-cerebral-oedema-following-acute-central-nervous-system-cns-injury
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REVIEW
Annabel J Sorby-Adams, Amanda M Marcoionni, Eden R Dempsey, Joshua A Woenig, Renée J Turner
Acute central nervous system (CNS) injury, encompassing traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke, accounts for a significant burden of morbidity and mortality worldwide, largely attributable to the development of cerebral oedema and elevated intracranial pressure (ICP). Despite this, clinical treatments are limited and new therapies are urgently required to improve patient outcomes and survival. Originally characterised in peripheral tissues, such as the skin and lungs as a neurally-elicited inflammatory process that contributes to increased microvascular permeability and tissue swelling, neurogenic inflammation has now been described in acute injury to the brain where it may play a key role in the secondary injury cascades that evolve following both TBI and stroke...
August 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806209/refractory-intracranial-hypertension-the-role-of-decompressive-craniectomy
#7
Martin Smith
Raised intracranial pressure (ICP) is associated with worse outcomes after acute brain injury, and clinical guidelines advocate early treatment of intracranial hypertension. ICP-lowering therapies are usually administered in a stepwise manner, starting with safer first-line interventions, while reserving higher-risk options for patients with intractable intracranial hypertension. Decompressive craniectomy is a surgical procedure in which part of the skull is removed and the underlying dura opened to reduce brain swelling-related raised ICP; it can be performed as a primary or secondary procedure...
August 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794092/optic-disc-swelling-in-a-patient-with-tuberculous-meningitis-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Hanis Zuhaimy, Sue Ngein Leow, Suresh K Vasudevan
We discuss the diagnostic challenge in an adult patient presented with purely ocular symptoms diagnosed with tuberculous meningitis (TBM). A 38-year-old woman presented with bilateral painless blurring of vision. There were bilateral sixth cranial nerve palsy and bilateral optic disc swelling. Optic nerve function tests were normal. Patient was lucid with no signs of meningism. Brain imaging were normal. She had a positive Mantoux test, high erythrocyte sedimentation rate but no clinical evidence of active pulmonary tuberculosis infection...
August 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757160/mitochondrial-impairments-contribute-to-spatial-learning-and-memory-dysfunction-induced-by-chronic-tramadol-administration-in-rat-protective-effect-of-physical-exercise
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Hajar Mehdizadeh, Jalal Pourahmad, Ghorban Taghizadeh, Nasim Vousooghi, Ali Yoonessi, Parvaneh Naserzadeh, Ladan Behzadfar, Mohammad Reza Rouini, Mohammad Sharifzadeh
Despite the worldwide use of tramadol, few studies have been conducted about its effects on memory and mitochondrial function, and controversial results have been reported. Recently, there has been an increasing interest in physical exercise as a protective approach to neuronal and cognitive impairments. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of physical exercise on spatial learning and memory and brain mitochondrial function in tramadol-treated rats. After completion of 2-week (short-term) and 4-week (long-term) treadmill exercise regimens, male Wistar rats received tramadol (20, 40, 80mg/kg/day) intraperitoneally for 30days...
July 27, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712890/amburana-cearensis-seed-extract-protects-brain-mitochondria-from-oxidative-stress-and-cerebellar-cells-from-excitotoxicity-induced-by-glutamate
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Érica Patrícia Lima Pereira, Cleide Santos Souza, Jessika Amparo, Rafael Short Ferreira, Yanier Nuñez-Figueredo, Luzimar Gonzaga Fernandez, Paulo Roberto Ribeiro, Suzana Braga-de-Souza, Victor Diogenes Amaral da Silva, Silvia Lima Costa
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Amburana cearensis (Allemao) A.C.Sm. is a medicinal plant of the Brazilian Caatinga reported to present antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. This study aimed to evaluate the neuroprotective effect of the extracts obtained from the seeds of A. cearensis in primary cultures of cerebellar cells subjected to excitotoxicity induced by glutamate and brain mitochondria submitted to oxidative stress. MATERIALS: and methods: Primary cultures of cerebellar cells were treated with the ethanol (ETAC), hexane (EHAC), dichloromethane (EDAC) and ethyl acetate (EAAC) extracts of the seeds of A...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710882/mid-trimester-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-pprom-etiology-diagnosis-classification-international-recommendations-of-treatment-options-and-outcome
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REVIEW
Michael Tchirikov, Natalia Schlabritz-Loutsevitch, James Maher, Jörg Buchmann, Yuri Naberezhnev, Andreas S Winarno, Gregor Seliger
Mid-trimester preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), defined as rupture of fetal membranes prior to 28 weeks of gestation, complicates approximately 0.4%-0.7% of all pregnancies. This condition is associated with a very high neonatal mortality rate as well as an increased risk of long- and short-term severe neonatal morbidity. The causes of the mid-trimester PPROM are multifactorial. Altered membrane morphology including marked swelling and disruption of the collagen network which is seen with PPROM can be triggered by bacterial products or/and pro-inflammatory cytokines...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690724/imaging-of-complicated-frontal-sinusitis
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Naourez Kolsi, Ahmed Zrig, Hamdi Chouchène, Rachida Bouatay, Khaled Harrathi, Jamel Koubaa
Complications occur in 3% of the cases of frontal sinusitis. These are mainly oculo-orbital, intracranial and osteomyelitis. Our aim is to describe the contribution of different imaging modalities in the diagnosis of these complications and their post-treatment monitoring. within a 15 years period (2000-2014), 10 patients with complicated frontal sinusitis were included into this retrospective study. 10 patients (9 males) aged 9 to 70 year old (mean 28). Two of these patients (20%) had a history of craniofacial trauma...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685329/impairment-of-mitochondrial-integrity-and-redox-status-in-brain-regions-during-a-low-dose-long-term-exposition-of-rats-to-pyrethrino%C3%A3-ds-the-preventive-effect-of-quercetin
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Afafe Beghoul, Mohamed Kebieche, Salim Gasmi, Zeyneb Chouit, Chouaib Amiour, Asma Lahouel, Zhora Lakroun, Rachid Rouabhi, Hamadi Fetoui, Rachid Soulimani
Pyrethrinoïds are synthetic pesticides widely used in agriculture and farms to protect crops from weeds, insects, fungi, and molds. Increased and uncontrolled use of these pollutants can have harmful effects on human health via consumption of contaminated food products. In the present study, deltamethrin (DLT = 3.72 mg/kg) and Bifenthrin (BF = 2.6 mg/kg) were used during a long-term exposition in the rats to assess their effect on mitochondrial integrity and function in different brain areas (hippocampus, striatum, cortex, and cerebellum)...
July 6, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648459/acute-liver-failure-is-associated-with-altered-cerebral-expression-profiles-of-long-non-coding-rnas
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Vinícius R Silva, Rodrigo Secolin, Raghu Vemuganti, Iscia Lopes-Cendes, Alan S Hazell
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) represents a serious complication of acute liver failure (ALF) in which cerebral edema leading to brainstem herniation as a result of increased intracranial hypertension is a major consequence. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play a significant role in coordinating gene expression, with recent studies indicating an influence in the pathogenesis of several diseases. To investigate their involvement in the cerebral pathophysiology of ALF, we profiled the expression of lncRNAs in the frontal cortex of mice at coma stage following treatment with the hepatotoxin azoxymethane...
June 23, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647874/alleviative-effect-of-licorice-on-copper-chloride-induced-oxidative-stress-in-the-brain-biochemical-histopathological-immunohistochemical-and-genotoxic-study
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Heba El-Sayed Mostafa, Eman Ahmad Alaa-Eldin, Dalia Abdallah El-Shafei, Nehal S Abouhashem
Although copper is an essential micronutrient involved in a variety of biological processes indispensable for sustaining life, it can be toxic when administered in excess. Licorice (Glycyrrhizaglabra) has been used in Chinese folk medicine for the treatment of various disorders. Licorice has the biological capabilities of detoxication, antioxidation, and antiinfection. Here, we test the hypothesis that licorice could ameliorate copper-induced neurotoxic and genotoxic effects in adult male albino rats. For this purpose, 48 adult male albino rats were randomized into five groups: group I (8 rats), untreated control; group II (16 rats), subdivided into; vehicle control IIa (8 rats) which received 1 mL saline twice weekly intraperitoneally for 8 weeks and vehicle control IIb (8 rats) received 0...
June 24, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625889/massive-attack-of-honeybee-on-macaws-ara-ararauna-and-ara-chloropterus-in-brazil-a-case-report
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Elisane Lenita Milbradt, Tarcísio Macedo Silva, Alessandre Hataka, Carlos Roberto Teixeira, Adriano Sakai Okamoto, Raphael Lucio Andreatti Filho
Three adult birds of the species Ara chloropterus and five of the species Ara ararauna from a conservation breeding facility suffered a massive attack by honeybees. The A. chloropterus birds presented swollen puncture lesions with stingers (mainly in the facial regions without feathers), swelling of the eyelids and subcutaneous tissue, and respiratory distress, and they were treated with intramuscular injections of 1.67 mg/kg of promethazine and 10 mg/kg of hydrocortisone followed by removal of the stingers...
June 16, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593893/trigonocephaly-our-experience-and-treatment-in-the-republic-of-macedonia
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Vladimir Mircevsk, Elizabeta Zogovska, Aleksandar Chaparoski, Mile Micunovic, Venko Filipce, Mirko Mishel Mirchevski, Milenko Kostov, Ljubica Мicunovic
INTRODUCTION: Prematurely fused metopic suture results in developmental anomaly named trigonocephaly. The treatment of trigonocephaly is a surgical reconstruction, starting from the simple suturectomy toward the complicated cranial vault reconstructions with aim to obtain enough endocranial space for normal development of the brain and aesthetic correction as well. THE AIM: The aim of our paper is to present our experience on this pathology in the Republic of Macedonia, stressing the trigonocephaly as one of the rare forms of craniosynostosis...
March 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573481/copper-pyrithione-a-booster-biocide-induces-abnormal-muscle-and-notochord-architecture-in-zebrafish-embryogenesis
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Kelly M Almond, Louis D Trombetta
The metal pyrithiones, principally zinc (ZnPT) and copper (CuPT), are replacing tributyltin (TBT) as antifouling agents. Zebrafish embryos were exposed within the first hour after fertilization to 12 and 64 µg/L of CuPT for 24 h. Morphological abnormalities in notochord and muscle architecture were observed at 96 h post fertilization (hpf). TEM revealed abnormal electron dense deposits in the notochord sheath and muscle fiber degeneration in animals treated with 12 µg/L of CuPT. Embryos that were exposed to 64 µg/L of CuPT displayed severe muscle fiber degeneration including abnormal A and I band patterning and altered z disk arrangement...
June 1, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537343/practice-patterns-for-spasticity-management-with-phenol-neurolysis
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Jay Karri, Manuel F Mas, Gerard E Francisco, Sheng Li
OBJECTIVE: To present practice patterns for phenol neurolysis procedures conducted for spasticity management. DESIGN: A retrospective review of 185 persons with spasticity who underwent phenol neurolysis procedures (n = 293) at an academic rehabilitation hospital and clinic. Patient demographics, concomitant spasticity treatments, and procedure relevant information were collected. RESULTS: The cohort included 71.9% males and 61.6% inpatient procedures...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520567/persistent-hypotension-and-cerebral-swelling-resulting-from-mesenteric-traction-syndrome-after-omental-to-pial-pedicle-flap-transfer-in-a-young-woman-with-refractory-moyamoya-disease-a-case-report
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Harvey J Woehlck, Suneeta Gollapudy, Christopher J Roberts, Akinwunmi Oni-Orisan, Raphael H Sacho, Paul S Pagel
Superficial temporal arterial to middle cerebral arterial anastomosis is often the initial surgical treatment of Moyamoya disease. In refractory cases, placing a pedicle flap of omentum over the ischemic brain has resulted in clinical improvement or stabilization of symptoms. We present a case of persistent mesenteric traction syndrome manifested by hypotension unresponsive to conventional doses of vasopressors during and after pulling the omentum to the brain. As prostacyclin is a major mediator of hypotension from mesenteric traction syndrome and also a cerebral vasodilator, we discuss the possibility that brain swelling may be a manifestation of mesenteric traction syndrome...
September 15, 2017: A & A Case Reports
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