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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220082/synaptic-and-neuronal-autoantibody-associated-psychiatric-syndromes-controversies-and-hypotheses
#1
Adam Al-Diwani, Thomas A Pollak, Alexander E Langford, Belinda R Lennox
Autoimmune encephalitis (AE) mediated by antibodies against synaptic and neuronal surface targets frequently presents with a psychiatric syndrome. In these patients, removal of autoantibodies treats the disease and outcomes are closely linked to early intervention. The discovery of these autoantibodies in isolated psychiatric syndromes has raised the possibility that these patients may derive similar benefits from immunotherapy, a potentially transformational approach to the treatment of mental illness. Although open-label case series suggest impressive therapeutic outcomes, the pathological relevance of these autoantibodies outside of canonical presentations is debated...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188044/cannabinoids-in-treatment-resistant-epilepsy-a-review
#2
REVIEW
Brooke K O'Connell, David Gloss, Orrin Devinsk
Treatment-resistant epilepsy (TRE) affects 30% of epilepsy patients and is associated with severe morbidity and increased mortality. Cannabis-based therapies have been used to treat epilepsy for millennia, but only in the last few years have we begun to collect data from adequately powered placebo-controlled, randomized trials (RCTs) with cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabis derivative. Previously, information was limited to case reports, small series, and surveys reporting on the use of CBD and diverse medical marijuana (MMJ) preparations containing: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD, and many other cannabinoids in differing combinations...
February 7, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186331/adult-motor-phenotype-differentiates-dravet-syndrome-from-lennox-gastaut-syndrome-and-links-scn1a-to-early-onset-parkinsonian-features
#3
Danah Aljaafari, Alfonso Fasano, Fábio A Nascimento, Anthony E Lang, Danielle M Andrade
Distinguishing adult patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome from those with Dravet syndrome is challenging. We have previously reported that patients with Dravet syndrome present a very peculiar motor phenotype. Here we sought to confirm that this association was not linked to the chronic use of antiepileptic drugs or the many lifetime seizures. To this aim, we studied 14 adult patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and 14 adults with Dravet syndrome because both conditions share similar seizure severity. We found that antecollis and parkinsonian gait were significantly more common in the Dravet group, thus suggesting that these features are part of the Dravet syndrome adult phenotype...
February 10, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175394/185%C3%A2-the-utility-of-thromboelastography-for-predicting-the-risk-of-progression-of-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-traumatic-brain-injury-patients
#4
Abigail J Rao, Amber Laurie, Cole Hilliard, Rochelle Fu, Tori Lennox, Ronald Barbosa, Martin Schreiber, Susan Rowell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169182/reproductive-disorders-of-marsupials
#5
REVIEW
Cathy A Johnson-Delaney, Angela M Lennox
Marsupial reproduction differs significantly in anatomy and physiology from that of placental mammals. The gastrointestinal and urogenital tracts empty into a cloaca. Reproductive parameters include gestation and pouch time, as the fetus develops outside of the uterus. Captive marsupials discussed include sugar gliders), short-tailed opossums, Virginia opossums, and Tammar and Bennett's wallabies. Common disease conditions include joey eviction, pouch infections, mastitis, metritis, prostatitis, penile necrosis, and neoplasia...
February 4, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Exotic Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158777/the-impacts-of-service-related-exposures-on-trajectories-of-mental-health-among-aging-veterans
#6
Stephanie Ureña, Miles G Taylor, Ben Lennox Kail
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097627/adherence-with-physical-activity-monitoring-wearable-devices-in-a-community-based-population-observations-from-the-washington-d-c-cardiovascular-health-and-needs-assessment
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Leah R Yingling, Valerie Mitchell, Colby R Ayers, Marlene Peters-Lawrence, Gwenyth R Wallen, Alyssa T Brooks, James F Troendle, Joel Adu-Brimpong, Samantha Thomas, JaWanna Henry, Johnetta N Saygbe, Dana M Sampson, Allan A Johnson, Avis P Graham, Lennox A Graham, Kenneth L Wiley, Tiffany Powell-Wiley
Wearable mobile health (mHealth) technologies offer approaches for targeting physical activity (PA) in resource-limited, community-based interventions. We sought to explore user characteristics of PA tracking, wearable technology among a community-based population within a health and needs assessment. In 2014-2015, we conducted the Washington, D.C., Cardiovascular Health and Needs Assessment in predominantly African-American churches among communities with higher obesity rates and lower household incomes. Participants received a mHealth PA monitor and wirelessly uploaded PA data weekly to church data collection hubs...
January 17, 2017: Translational Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090702/intellectual-disability-and-patient-activation-after-release-from-prison-a-prospective-cohort-study
#8
J T Young, C Cumming, K van Dooren, N G Lennox, R Alati, M J Spittal, L Brophy, D B Preen, S A Kinner
BACKGROUND: Intellectual disability and patient activation may be important drivers of inequities in health service access and health outcomes for people with intellectual disability transitioning from prison to the community. We assessed the association between intellectual disability and patient activation after prison release and examined whether this association varied, depending on whether intellectual disability was identified prior to prison release. METHODS: Overall, 936 prisoners were screened for intellectual disability by using the Hayes Ability Screening Index and completed the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) within 6 weeks of prison release and again at 1, 3 and 6 months post-release...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078312/biallelic-scn10a-mutations-in-neuromuscular-disease-and-epileptic-encephalopathy
#9
Marios Kambouris, Julien Thevenon, Ariane Soldatos, Allison Cox, Joshi Stephen, Tawfeg Ben-Omran, Yasser Al-Sarraj, Hala Boulos, William Bone, James C Mullikin, Alice Masurel-Paulet, Judith St-Onge, Yannis Dufford, Corrine Chantegret, Christel Thauvin-Robinet, Jamil Al-Alami, Laurence Faivre, Jean Baptiste Riviere, William A Gahl, Alexander G Bassuk, May Christine V Malicdan, Hatem El-Shanti
OBJECTIVES: Two consanguineous families, one of Sudanese ethnicity presenting progressive neuromuscular disease, severe cognitive impairment, muscle weakness, upper motor neuron lesion, anhydrosis, facial dysmorphism, and recurrent seizures and the other of Egyptian ethnicity presenting with neonatal hypotonia, bradycardia, and recurrent seizures, were evaluated for the causative gene mutation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Homozygosity mapping and whole exome sequencing (WES) identified damaging homozygous variants in SCN10A, namely c...
January 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067748/levator-ani-muscle-defects-in-patients-with-surgical-failure
#10
Allison M Wyman, Kristie A Greene, Renee Bassaly, Lindsey Hahn, Simon Patton, Branko Miladinovic, Lennox Hoyte
INTRODUCTION: The objective of the study was to use a well-described system of measuring levator ani (LA) muscle defects from magnetic resonance images to evaluate whether major defects are correlated to an increased risk of surgical failure. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study performed on patients who underwent laparoscopic uterosacral ligament suspension from 2010 to 2012. Surgical failure was defined as a composite score of anatomic bulge beyond the hymen with sensation of bulge or repeat treatment of prolapse via pessary or surgery by 1-year follow-up...
January 18, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056580/utility-of-adjunctive-digital-subtraction-venography-for-the-treatment-of-saphenous-vein-insufficiency
#11
Ramon L Varcoe, Shannon D Thomas, Victor Bourke, Nicole M K Rübesamen, Andrew F Lennox
PURPOSE: To report the use of adjunctive venography for the treatment of superficial venous reflux. METHODS: Two hundred consecutive patients (mean age 60.9 years, range 33-86; 128 women) with chronic venous disease underwent saphenous or perforator vein ablation in 268 limbs (305 venous trunks) guided by adjunctive venography and fluoroscopy in addition to ultrasound between October 2010 and May 2016. Intraprocedural venograms were independently evaluated by 2 vascular specialists to identify the presence of venous anomalies and the need for fluoroscopy-guided maneuvers to successfully complete venous ablation...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038390/a-two-year-retrospective-evaluation-of-perampanel-in-patients-with-highly-drug-resistant-epilepsy-and-cognitive-impairment
#12
Bernd Huber, Gaby Schmid
PURPOSE: The objective of this work was to review systematically the efficacy and tolerability of perampanel (PER) in residential patients of an epilepsy center. METHOD: We adopted an industry-independent noninterventional retrospective evaluation on the basis of the paper and electronic records complemented by personal information on the part of the treating neurologists. All patients (N=26, 15 females, mean age: 30, range 21-55years) started on PER from its introduction to the market in September 2012 until December 15th 2013 were included...
December 27, 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027256/evidence-based-medicine-autologous-breast-reconstruction
#13
Sheina A Macadam, Esta S Bovill, Edward W Buchel, Peter A Lennox
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Gain an understanding of the different methods of autologous reconstruction available. 2. Understand the timing of autologous breast reconstruction and the impact of adjuvant and neoadjuvant treatments. 3 Understand the factors necessary for a comprehensive patient assessment. 4. Gain knowledge of patient factors that will affect autologous reconstruction and potential contraindications. 5. Summarize the patient-reported and clinical outcomes of autologous breast reconstruction...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994367/brainstem-dysfunction-in-patients-with-late-onset-lennox-gastaut-syndrome-voxel-based-morphometry-and-tract-based-spatial-statistics-study
#14
Kang Min Park, Yun Jung Hur, Sung Eun Kim
BACKGROUND: There have been a few reports of patients who developed Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) in the second decades of their life. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate electroclinical presentation in patients with late-onset LGS. In addition, we evaluated structural abnormalities of the brain, which may give some clue about the common pathogenic pathway in LGS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled the patients with late-onset LGS...
October 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992500/discovery-of-novel-small-molecule-inhibitors-of-vegf-expression-in-tumor-cells-using-a-cell-based-high-throughput-screening-platform
#15
Liangxian Cao, Marla Weetall, Jenelle Bombard, Hongyan Qi, Tamil Arasu, William Lennox, Jean Hedrick, Josephine Sheedy, Nicole Risher, Peter C Brooks, Panayiota Trifillis, Christopher Trotta, Young-Choon Moon, John Babiak, Neil G Almstead, Joseph M Colacino, Thomas W Davis, Stuart W Peltz
Current anti-VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A) therapies to treat various cancers indiscriminately block VEGF function in the patient resulting in the global loss of VEGF signaling which has been linked to dose-limiting toxicities as well as treatment failures due to acquired resistance. Accumulating evidence suggests that this resistance is at least partially due to increased production of compensatory tumor angiogenic factors/cytokines. VEGF protein production is differentially controlled depending on whether cells are in the normal "homeostatic" state or in a stressed state, such as hypoxia, by post-transcriptional regulation imparted by elements in the 5' and 3' untranslated regions (UTR) of the VEGF mRNA...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981644/structure-activated-copper-photosensitizers-for-photocatalytic-water-reduction
#16
Shu-Ping Luo, Nan-Yu Chen, Yuan-Yuan Sun, Alastair J J Lennox, Liang-Min Xia, Hao Chen, Hai-Ming Jin, Henrik Junge, Qin-An Wu, Jian-Hong Jia, Matthias Beller
A series of phenanthroline-based ligands have been synthesized and their influence as N ligands in heteroleptic [Cu(P^P)(N^N)]+ photosensitizers in light driven water reduction has been studied. In this noble-metal free Cu-Fe-based photocatalytic water reduction system, the structure effect of this N ligands has been explored by a previously developed in-situ method and the complexes exhibited a significant hydrogen generation with up to 1388 turnover numbers (TONCu). The steric function and electron effect of 2, 9 and 4, 7 positions substituent groups in phenanthroline were discussed for the complex's activity in detail...
December 16, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965002/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-serum-neuronal-cell-surface-antibodies-in-first-episode-psychosis-a-case-control-study
#17
Belinda R Lennox, Emma C Palmer-Cooper, Thomas Pollak, Jane Hainsworth, Jacqui Marks, Leslie Jacobson, Bethan Lang, Hannah Fox, Berne Ferry, Linda Scoriels, Hannah Crowley, Peter B Jones, Paul J Harrison, Angela Vincent
BACKGROUND: Psychosis is a common presenting feature in antibody-mediated encephalitis, for which prompt recognition and treatment usually leads to remission. We aimed to investigate whether people with circumscribed schizophrenia-like illnesses have such antibodies-especially antibodies against the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR)-more commonly than do healthy controls. METHODS: We recruited patients aged 14-35 years presenting to any of 35 mental health services sites across England with first-episode psychosis, less than 6 weeks of treatment with antipsychotic medication, and a score of 4 or more on at least one selected Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) item...
January 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934621/drug-resistant-epilepsy-after-treatment-for-childhood-acute-lymphocytic-leukaemia-from-focal-epilepsy-to-lennox-gastaut-syndrome
#18
Karina A González-Otárula, Blanca Mercedes Álvarez, François Dubeau
Drug-resistant epilepsy, not associated with acute brain complications or central nervous system leukaemic involvement, can develop in patients treated for acute lymphocytic leukaemia during childhood. It has been postulated that this rare complication may be due to CNS oncological treatment neurotoxicity, related to intrathecal drugs, such as methotrexate, and brain radiotherapy. We report four patients who developed drug-resistant epilepsy sometime after receiving treatment for acute lymphocytic leukaemia...
December 1, 2016: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924473/non-nucleotide-modification-of-anti-mirna-oligonucleotides
#19
Kim A Lennox, Christopher A Vakulskas, Mark A Behlke
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important modulators of gene expression. Synthetic anti-microRNA oligonucleotides (AMOs, or anti-miRs) are a form of steric-blocking antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) that inhibit miRNA function through high-affinity binding and subsequent inactivation and/or degradation of the targeted miRNA. AMOs are a primary tool used to empirically determine the biological targets of a miRNA and can also be used therapeutically when overexpression of a miRNA contributes to a disease state. Chemical modification of synthetic AMOs enhance potency by protecting the oligonucleotide from nuclease degradation and by increasing binding affinity to the target miRNA...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917084/sofosbuvir-and-simeprevir-combination-therapy-for-hcv-genotype-1-infection-results-of-a-single-center-va-experience
#20
Seth N Sclair, Maria Del Pilar Hernandez, Evan Vance, Dani Gilinski, Helen Youtseff, Maribel Toro, Marie Antoine, Lennox J Jeffers, Adam Peyton
Treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection remains a priority in the veterans affairs (VA) health care system nationwide, as there is a high burden of liver disease due to HCV infection among US veterans. The combination of sofosbuvir and simeprevir was the first all-oral antiviral regimen used in clinical practice to treat veterans with HCV infection. In this study, we report a single-center experience showing both the feasibility and effectiveness of this all-oral combination to treat HCV genotype 1 infection...
August 2016: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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