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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078102/repeated-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-causes-focal-response-in-lateral-septum-and-hippocampus
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Rebecca Acabchuk, Denise I Briggs, Mariana Angoa-Pérez, Meghan Powers, Richard Wolferz, Melanie Soloway, Mai Stern, Lillian R Talbot, Donald M Kuhn, Joanne C Conover
AIM: To advance our understanding of regional and temporal cellular responses to repeated mild traumatic brain injury (rmTBI), we used a mouse model of rmTBI that incorporated acceleration, deceleration and rotational forces. MATERIALS & METHODS: A modified weight-drop method was used to compare two inter-injury intervals, rmTBI-short (five hits delivered over 3 days) and rmTBI-long (five hits delivered over 15 days). Regional investigations of forebrain and midbrain histological alterations were performed at three post-injury time points (immediate, 2 weeks and 6 weeks)...
December 2016: Concussion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077713/reversible-disruption-of-neuronal-mitochondria-by-ischemic-and-traumatic-injury-revealed-by-quantitative-two-photon-imaging-in-the-neocortex-of-anesthetized-mice
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Mikhail Kislin, Jeremy Sword, Ioulia V Fomitcheva, Deborah Croom, Evgeny Pryazhnikov, Eero Lihavainen, Dmytro Toptunov, Heikki Rauvala, Andre S Ribeiro, Leonard Khiroug, Sergei A Kirov
: Mitochondria play a variety of functional roles in cortical neurons, from metabolic support and neuroprotection to the release of cytokines that trigger apoptosis. In dendrites, mitochondrial structure is closely linked to their function, and fragmentation (fission) of the normally elongated mitochondria indicates loss of their function under pathological conditions, such as stroke and brain trauma. Using in vivo two-photon microscopy in mouse brain, we quantified mitochondrial fragmentation in a full spectrum of cortical injuries, ranging from severe to mild...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077398/mild-traumatic-brain-injury-is-associated-with-reduced-cortical-thickness-in-those-at-risk-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Jasmeet P Hayes, Mark W Logue, Naomi Sadeh, Jeffrey M Spielberg, Mieke Verfaellie, Scott M Hayes, Andrew Reagan, David H Salat, Erika J Wolf, Regina E McGlinchey, William P Milberg, Annjanette Stone, Steven A Schichman, Mark W Miller
Moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury is one of the strongest environmental risk factors for the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as late-onset Alzheimer's disease, although it is unclear whether mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, also confers risk. This study examined mild traumatic brain injury and genetic risk as predictors of reduced cortical thickness in brain regions previously associated with early Alzheimer's disease, and their relationship with episodic memory. Participants were 160 Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans between the ages of 19 and 58, many of whom carried mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder diagnoses...
January 11, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076834/risk-factors-for-posttraumatic-epilepsy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Tao Xu, Xinyuan Yu, Shu Ou, Xi Liu, Jinxian Yuan, Hao Huang, Juan Yang, Liang He, Yangmei Chen
OBJECTIVE: A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to identify risk factors for posttraumatic epilepsy (PTE). METHODS: Two electronic databases (Medline and Embase) were searched to identify studies with a cohort, case-control, or cross-sectional design reporting on epidemiologic evidence regarding risk factors for PTE. RESULTS: Men had a higher risk of developing PTE than women [relative ratio (RR), 1.32; 95% confidence interval (CI), 1...
January 8, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072842/fractal-analysis-of-brain-blood-oxygenation-level-dependent-bold-signals-from-children-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-mtbi
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Olga Dona, Michael D Noseworthy, Carol DeMatteo, John F Connolly
BACKGROUND: Conventional imaging techniques are unable to detect abnormalities in the brain following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Yet patients with mTBI typically show delayed response on neuropsychological evaluation. Because fractal geometry represents complexity, we explored its utility in measuring temporal fluctuations of brain resting state blood oxygen level dependent (rs-BOLD) signal. We hypothesized that there could be a detectable difference in rs-BOLD signal complexity between healthy subjects and mTBI patients based on previous studies that associated reduction in signal complexity with disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070456/a-simple-rat-model-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-device-to-reproduce-anatomical-and-neurological-changes-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Ho Jeong Kim, Soo Jeong Han
Mild traumatic brain injury typically involves temporary impairment of neurological function. Previous studies used water pressure or rotational injury for designing the device to make a rat a mild traumatic brain injury model. The objective of this study was to make a simple model of causing mild traumatic brain injury in rats. The device consisted of a free-fall impactor that was targeted onto the rat skull. The weight (175 g) was freely dropped 30 cm to rat's skull bregma. We installed a safety device made of acrylic panel...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069320/mild-induced-hypothermia-for-patients-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-after-decompressive-craniectomy
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Chunhai Tang, Yun Bao, Min Qi, Lizhi Zhou, Fan Liu, Jian Mao, Qingmei Lei, Songtao Qi, Binghui Qiu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of mild induced hypothermia for intracranial hypertension in patients with traumatic brain injury after decompressive craniectomy. METHODS: A total of 60 adults with intracranial pressure (ICP) of more than 20 mm Hg after decompressive craniectomy were randomly assigned to standard care (control group) or hypothermia (32°C-35°C) plus standard care. Then, ICP, cerebral perfusion pressure, Glasgow Outcome Scale score, and complications were assessed...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067738/does-a-unique-neuropsychiatric-profile-currently-exist-for-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy
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Faith M Hanlon, Christopher A McGrew, Andrew R Mayer
There is evidence that repetitive mild traumatic brain injury leads to specific patterns of neuropathological findings, labeled chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). However, questions remain about whether these neuropathological changes produce changes in behavior, cognition, and emotional status that are associated with a unique neuropsychiatric profile that can be assessed using currently available clinical tools. Our review of the literature indicates that insufficient evidence currently exists to suggest a distinct neuropsychiatric profile for CTE...
January 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067551/emotional-recognition-from-dynamic-facial-vocal-and-musical-expressions-following-traumatic-brain-injury
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Joanie Drapeau, Nathalie Gosselin, Isabelle Peretz, Michelle McKerral
OBJECTIVES: To assess emotion recognition from dynamic facial, vocal and musical expressions in sub-groups of adults with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) of different severities and identify possible common underlying mechanisms across domains. METHODS: Forty-one adults participated in this study: 10 with moderate-severe TBI, nine with complicated mild TBI, 11 with uncomplicated mild TBI and 11 healthy controls, who were administered experimental (emotional recognition, valence-arousal) and control tasks (emotional and structural discrimination) for each domain...
October 24, 2016: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060208/branched-chain-amino-acids-bcaas-and-traumatic-brain-injury-a-systematic-review
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Bhanu Sharma, David W Lawrence, Michael G Hutchison
BACKGROUND: Despite the prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI), pharmaceutical treatment options for brain injury remain limited. However, nutritional intervention (such as with branched chain amino acids [BCAAs]) has emerged as a promising treatment option for TBI. OBJECTIVES: (1) To determine whether TBI patients have lower levels of endogenous BCAAs postinjury; and (2) to evaluate whether post-TBI BCAA supplementation improves clinical outcome. DESIGN: A systematic review of primary research articles examining the relationship between BCAAs and TBI recovery indexed in Ovid/MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PsycINFO...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060056/military-civilian-collaborations-for-mtbi-rehabilitation-research-in-an-active-duty-population-lessons-learned-from-the-assessment-of-military-multitasking-performance-project
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Karen L McCulloch, Amy S Cecchini, Mary V Radomski, Matthew R Scherer, Laurel Smith, Caroline Cleveland, Henry P McMillan, Leslie F Davidson, Margaret M Weightman
This article describes lessons learned in the planning, development, and administration of a collaborative military-civilian research project, the Assessment of Military Multitasking Performance, which was designed to address a gap in clinical assessment for active duty service members with mild traumatic brain injury who wish to return to active duty. Our team worked over the course of multiple years to develop an assessment for military therapists to address this need. Insights gained through trial and error are shared to provide guidance for civilian researchers who may wish to collaborate with active duty researchers...
January 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056045/further-development-of-the-assessment-of-military-multitasking-performance-iterative-reliability-testing
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Margaret M Weightman, Karen L McCulloch, Mary V Radomski, Marsha Finkelstein, Amy S Cecchini, Leslie F Davidson, Kristin J Heaton, Laurel B Smith, Matthew R Scherer
The Assessment of Military Multitasking Performance (AMMP) is a battery of functional dual-tasks and multitasks based on military activities that target known sensorimotor, cognitive, and exertional vulnerabilities after concussion/mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The AMMP was developed to help address known limitations in post concussive return to duty assessment and decision making. Once validated, the AMMP is intended for use in combination with other metrics to inform duty-readiness decisions in Active Duty Service Members following concussion...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055267/microstructural-changes-in-the-thalamus-after-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-longitudinal-diffusion-and-mean-kurtosis-tensor-mri-study
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Erhard Trillingsgaard Næss-Schmidt, Jakob Udby Blicher, Simon Fristed Eskildsen, Anna Tietze, Brian Hansen, Peter William Stubbs, Sune Jespersen, Leif Østergaard, Jørgen Feldbæk Nielsen
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this study was to assess microstructural changes in the thalamus, hippocampus and corpus callosum with a fast mean kurtosis tensor (MKT) technique, in the acute and sub-acute phase after mTBI. It was hypothesized that MKT would differ between baseline and follow-up in patients. The secondary aim was to relate diffusion measures to symptoms of mTBI. RESEARCH DESIGN: A longitudinal case-control study. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Twenty-seven patients with mTBI and 27 age- and gender-matched healthy controls were enrolled in the study...
January 5, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048972/astaxanthin-improves-cognitive-performance-in-mice-following-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Xinran Ji, Dayong Peng, Yiling Zhang, Jun Zhang, Yuning Wang, Yuan Gao, Ning Lu, Peifu Tang
[BACKGROUND]: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) produces lasting neurological deficits that plague patients and physicians. To date, there is no effective method to combat the source of this problem. Here, we utilized a mild, closed head TBI model to determine the modulatory effects of a natural dietary compound, astaxanthin (AST). AST is centrally active following oral administration and is neuroprotective in experimental brain ischemia/stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) models. We examined the effects of oral AST on the long-term neurological functional recovery and histological outcomes following moderate TBI in a mice model...
December 31, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042930/three-versus-seven-days-to-return-to-work-after-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-randomised-parallel-group-trial-with-neuropsychological-assessment
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Aline M Studerus-Germann, Doortje C Engel, Martin N Stienen, Dieter von Ow, Gerhard Hildebrandt, Oliver P Gautschi
Although most patients with a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) recover within days to weeks, some experience persistent physical, cognitive and emotional symptoms, often described as postconcussion syndrome (PCS). The optimal recovery time including return-to-work (RTW) after mTBI is unclear. In this single-centre parallel-group trial, patients assigned three days (3D-group) or seven days (7D-group) sick leave were compared with a comprehensive neuropsychological test battery including the Post Concussion Symptom Scale (PCSS) within one week, after three and twelve months post-injury...
January 2, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039735/language-control-in-bilingual-adults-with-and-without-history-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Ileana Ratiu, Tamiko Azuma
Adults with a history of traumatic brain injury often show deficits in executive functioning (EF), including the ability to inhibit, switch, and attend to tasks. These abilities are critical for language processing in bilinguals. This study examined the effect of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) on EF and language processing in bilinguals using behavioral and eye-tracking measures. Twenty-two bilinguals with a history of mTBI and twenty healthy control bilinguals were administered executive function and language processing tasks...
December 28, 2016: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038987/adaptive-reorganization-of-retinogeniculate-axon-terminals-in-dorsal-lateral-geniculate-nucleus-following-experimental-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Vishal C Patel, Christopher W D Jurgens, Thomas E Krahe, John T Povlishock
The pathologic process in traumatic brain injury marked by delayed axonal loss, known as diffuse axonal injury (DAI), leads to partial deafferentation of neurons downstream of injured axons. This process is linked to persistent visual dysfunction following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), however, examination of deafferentation in humans is impossible with current technology. To investigate potential reorganization in the visual system following mTBI, we utilized the central fluid percussion injury (cFPI) mouse model of mTBI...
December 28, 2016: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032118/biomarkers-of-traumatic-brain-injury-temporal-changes-in-body-fluids
#18
REVIEW
Harel Adrian, Kvist Mårten, Nuutinen Salla, Välimaa Lasse
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are caused by a hit to the head or a sudden acceleration/deceleration movement of the head. Mild TBIs (mTBIs) and concussions are difficult to diagnose. Imaging techniques often fail to find alterations in the brain, and computed tomography exposes the patient to radiation. Brain-specific biomolecules that are released upon cellular damage serve as another means of diagnosing TBI and assessing the severity of injury. These biomarkers can be detected from samples of body fluids using laboratory tests...
November 2016: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032004/orbitofrontal-cortical-thinning-and-aggression-in-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-patients
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Daniel J Epstein, Margaret Legarreta, Elliot Bueler, Jace King, Erin McGlade, Deborah Yurgelun-Todd
INTRODUCTION: Although mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) comprises 80% of all TBI, the morphological examination of the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) in relation to clinical symptoms such as aggression, anxiety and depression in a strictly mTBI sample has never before been performed. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of the study was to determine if mTBI patients would show morphological differences in the OFC and if the morphology of this region would relate to clinical symptoms...
December 2016: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031000/modeling-the-kinetics-of-serum-glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-ubiquitin-carboxyl-terminal-hydrolase-l1-and-s100b-concentrations-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Robert D Welch, Morgan Ellis, Lawrence M Lewis, Syed Imran Ayaz, Valerie H Mika, Scott R Millis, Linda Papa
Glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), Ubiquitin Carboxyl-Terminal Hydrolase-L1 (UCH-L1), and S100B have been shown to be predictive of patients with brain injury. Kinetics of these biomarkers in injured humans have not been extensively examined. This prospective multi-center study included patients with mild to moderate traumatic brain injury. Blood samples obtained at enrollment and every 6 hours up to 24 hours post-injury were assayed for GFAP, UCH-L1, and S100B. Random effects models examined changes in the biomarkers' level over time...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
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