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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040978/hydrogen-rich-saline-attenuates-brain-injury-induced-by-cardiopulmonary-bypass-and-inhibits-microvascular-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-via-the-pi3k-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-signaling-pathway-in-rats
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Keyan Chen, Nan Wang, Yugang Diao, Wanwei Dong, YingJie Sun, Lidan Liu, Xiuying Wu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is prone to inducing brain injury during open heart surgery. A hydrogen-rich solution (HRS) can prevent oxidation and apoptosis, and inhibit inflammation. This study investigated effects of HRS on brain injury induced by CPB and regulatory mechanisms of the PI3K/Akt/GSK3β signaling pathway. METHODS: A rat CPB model and an in vitro cell hypoxia model were established. After HRS treatment, Rat behavior was measured using neurological deficit score; Evans blue (EB) was used to assess permeability of the blood-brain barrier (BBB); HE staining was used to observe pathological changes; Inflammatory factors and brain injury markers were detected by ELISA; the PI3K/Akt/GSK3β pathway-related proteins and apoptosis were assessed by western blot, immunohistochemistry and qRT -PCR analyses of brain tissue and neurons...
October 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040867/long-term-follow-up-of-anterior-thalamic-deep-brain-stimulation-in-epilepsy-a-11-year-single-center-experience
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Seong Hoon Kim, Sung Chul Lim, Jiyeon Kim, Byung-Chul Son, Kyung Jin Lee, Young-Min Shon
PURPOSE: Anterior thalamic deep brain stimulation (ATN DBS) is an emerging, effective treatment for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy, but long-term results on its efficacy and safety are lacking. To evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of ATN DBS treatment, as well as predictors of its success, in patients with drug-refractory epilepsy (DRE). METHOD: We retrospectively studied clinical outcomes in 29 consecutive refractory epilepsy patients treated by a single DBS team (two neurosurgeons, four neurologists) over an 11-year period, for whom follow-up was performed for up to 137 months (mean, 74...
October 14, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036845/sexual-concerns-after-spinal-cord-injury-an-update-on-management
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Marcalee Sipski Alexander, Carrie Mlynarczyk Aisen, Sterling Morrison Alexander, Mindy Lipson Aisen
BACKGROUND: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) causes neurological impairment with resultant neurogenic sexual dysfunction which can compound preexisting psychological and medical sexual concerns. Understanding these concerns is important in managing the lifelong needs of persons with SCIs. OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of the impact of SCI on sexuality along with a framework for treatment of sexual concerns. To briefly review male infertility and its treatments and pregnancy in females after SCI...
October 11, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035676/the-molecular-mechanism-and-neuroprotective-effect-of-dihydrocapsaicin-induced-mild-hypothermia-after-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-rats
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Xiaopeng Zhong, Xiujuan Wang, Fei Fei, ManCui Zhang, Po Ding, Shiwu Zhang
To investigate the molecular mechanism of dihydrocapsaicin (DHC)-induced mild hypothermia in rats, and to compare its protective effect on the central nervous system with that of a conventional method of inducing hypothermia, 24 healthy male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups based on the following conditions: control group, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) group, body surface cooling group, and DHC group. Tracheal clipping was used to mimic asphyxia arrest. Rats were assessed for their neurological deficit scores...
October 16, 2017: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034969/experience-with-mad-on-children-with-epilepsy-in-egypt-after-classic-kd-failure
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O F El Rashidy, M F Nassar, Y G El Gendy, S M Deifalla, S Gaballa
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Modified Atkins diet (MAD) is a less restrictive type of ketogenic diet (KD) as compared to the classic one. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of 9 months MAD treatment on the growth and seizure control in patients with intractable epilepsy as well as the quality of life (QoL) of their mothers. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study included 15 patients with intractable epilepsy who could not tolerate their classic KD management plan...
October 16, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034874/pathogenesis-of-plasmodium-berghei-anka-infection-in-the-gerbil-meriones-unguiculatus-as-an-experimental-model-for-severe-malaria
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Quazim Olawale Junaid, Loke Tim Khaw, Rohela Mahmud, Kien Chai Ong, Yee Ling Lau, Prajakta Uttam Borade, Jonathan Wee Kent Liew, Sinnadurai Sivanandam, Kum Thong Wong, Indra Vythilingam
BACKGROUND: As the quest to eradicate malaria continues, there remains a need to gain further understanding of the disease, particularly with regard to pathogenesis. This is facilitated, apart from in vitro and clinical studies, mainly via in vivo mouse model studies. However, there are few studies that have used gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus) as animal models. Thus, this study is aimed at characterizing the effects of Plasmodium berghei ANKA (PbA) infection in gerbils, as well as the underlying pathogenesis...
2017: Parasite: Journal de la Société Française de Parasitologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034783/cerebral-and-limb-tissue-oxygenation-during-peripheral-venoarterial-extracorporeal-life-support
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Nousjka P A Vranken, Anouk A M A Lindelauf, Antoine P Simons, Marcel J H Ariës, Jos G Maessen, Patrick W Weerwind
Femoral access in extracorporeal life support (ECLS) has been associated with regional variations in arterial oxygen saturation, potentially predisposing the patient to ischemic tissue damage. Current monitoring techniques, however, are limited to intermittent bedside evaluation of capillary refill among other factors. The aim of this study was to assess whether cerebral and limb regional tissue oxygen saturation (rSO2) values reflect changes in various patient-related parameters during venoarterial ECLS (VA-ECLS)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034496/clinical-impact-of-the-microembolic-signal-burden-during-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-just-a-lot-of-noise
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Christian von Bary, Thomas Deneke, Thomas Arentz, Anja Schade, Heiko Lehrmann, Susanne Schwab-Malek, Sabine Fredersdorf, Dobri Baldaranov, Lars Maier, Felix Schlachetzki
OBJECTIVES: Microembolic signal detection by transcranial Doppler ultrasonography may be considered a surrogate for cerebral events during invasive cardiac procedures. However, the impact of the microembolic signal count during pulmonary vein isolation on the clinical outcome is not well evaluated. We investigated the effect of the microembolic signal count on the occurrence of new silent cerebral embolism measured by diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI)-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), changes in neuropsychological testing, and the occurrence of clinical events during long-term follow-up after pulmonary vein isolation...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034324/a-review-of-epidemiologic-studies-of-the-health-of-gulf-war-women-veterans
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Steven S Coughlin, Maxine Krengel, Kimberly Sullivan, Penny F Pierce, Vahé Heboyan, Lt Col Candy Wilson
INTRODUCTION: In the 25 years since the 1990-1991 Gulf War (GW), studies have evaluated Gulf War Illness (GWI), sometimes referred to as medically unexplained multi symptom illness, and other medical and neurological conditions in women GW veterans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this article, we review epidemiologic studies of the health of women who served in the 1990-1991 GW based upon bibliographic searches in PubMed and CINAHL with relevant search terms through September 2015...
2017: Journal of Environment and Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033839/schisandra-chinensis-stem-ameliorates-3-nitropropionic-acid-induced-striatal-toxicity-via-activation-of-the-nrf2-pathway-and-inhibition-of-the-mapks-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
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Eun-Jeong Kim, Minhee Jang, Min Jung Lee, Jong Hee Choi, Sung Joong Lee, Sun Kwang Kim, Dae Sik Jang, Ik-Hyun Cho
The beneficial value of the stems of Schisandra chinensis (SSC) in neurological diseases is unclear. We examined whether SSC aqueous extract (SSCE) alleviates striatal toxicity in a 3-nitropropionic acid (3-NPA)-induced mouse model of Huntington's disease (HD). SSCE (75, 150, or 300 mg/kg/day, p.o.) was given daily before or after 3-NPA treatment. Pre- and onset-treatment with SSCE displayed a significant protective effect and pretreatment was more effective as assessed by neurological scores and survival rate...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033781/direct-neuronal-reprogramming-for-disease-modeling-studies-using-patient-derived-neurons-what-have-we-learned
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REVIEW
Janelle Drouin-Ouellet, Karolina Pircs, Roger A Barker, Johan Jakobsson, Malin Parmar
Direct neuronal reprogramming, by which a neuron is formed via direct conversion from a somatic cell without going through a pluripotent intermediate stage, allows for the possibility of generating patient-derived neurons. A unique feature of these so-called induced neurons (iNs) is the potential to maintain aging and epigenetic signatures of the donor, which is critical given that many diseases of the CNS are age related. Here, we review the published literature on the work that has been undertaken using iNs to model human brain disorders...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033392/mechanical-recanalization-in-ischemic-anterior-circulation-stroke-within-an-8-hour-time-window-a-real-world-experience
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Dagmar Krajíčková, Antonín Krajina, Roman Herzig, Miroslav Lojík, Vendelín Chovanec, Jan Raupach, Eva Vítková, Jan Waishaupt, Oldřich Vyšata, Martin Vališ
PURPOSE: We aimed to assess the safety and effectiveness of mechanical recanalization in patients with ischemic stroke in the anterior circulation within 8 h since symptoms onset and with unknown onset time. We compared time intervals <6 h vs. 6-8 h/unknown onset time, as only limited data are available for a time window beyond 6 h. METHODS: Our cohort included 110 consecutive patients (44 males; mean age, 73.0±11.5 years) with ischemic stroke in the anterior circulation due to the acute occlusion of a large intracranial artery who underwent mechanical recanalization within an 8-hour time window or with unknown onset time...
October 16, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033252/impact-of-prior-icu-experience-on-icu-patient-family-members-psychological-distress-a-descriptive-study
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Chrystal L Lewis, Jessica Z Taylor
OBJECTIVE: To determine if current levels of anxiety, depression and acute stress disorder symptoms differ significantly among family members of intensive-care-unit patients depending upon previous intensive-care experience. RESEARCH DESIGN: This study used a prospective, descriptive study design. SETTING: Family members (N=127) from patients admitted within a 72-hour timeframe to the medical, surgical, cardiac and neurological intensive care units were recruited from waiting rooms at a medium-sized community hospital in the Southeastern United States...
October 12, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033126/vertigo-and-dizziness-in-hospital-attendance-flow-and-characteristics-of-patients
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Carmen Bécares Martínez, Marta M Arroyo Domingo, Aurora López Llames, Jaime Marco Algarra, María M Morales Suárez-Varela
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Vertigo and dizziness as symptoms are frequent in the population. They are present in a wide range of pathologies and it is usually difficult to make an accurate diagnosis. The general objective of this study is to obtain the information to evaluate vertigo and dizziness in the hospital setting. The specific objectives are: to estimate the burden of these symptoms at the hospital; to study patients' conditions and to detail the flow of these patients inside the hospital...
October 12, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033030/how-to-use-stem-cells-for-repair-in-stroke-patients
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REVIEW
O Detante, C Rome, J Papassin
Regenerative cell therapy is a promising therapeutic strategy in neurology, most notably to improve stroke recovery. Although tolerability and feasibility have apparently been validated, many questions remain as to what is the best type of cells to use, the best route and the post-stroke delay for administration. Two main strategies have currently emerged: intravenous injection of mesenchymal stem cells with systemic trophic support; and intracerebral grafting of neural stem cells with brain repair effects at the lesion site...
October 12, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032916/combination-of-magnesium-sulphate-and-ropivacaine-epidural-analgesia-for-hip-arthroplasty-in-dogs
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Elena Lardone, Bruno Peirone, Chiara Adami
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether lumbosacral epidural administration of magnesium sulphate added to ropivacaine prolongs and improves perioperative analgesia, without adverse effects on motor block duration or hind limb neurological function, in dogs undergoing hip arthroplasty. STUDY DESIGN: Investigator-blind, controlled, randomized, prospective clinical trial. ANIMALS: A group of 20 client-owned dogs undergoing hip arthroplasty were allocated randomly to either group C (control, 1 mg kg(-1)epidural ropivacaine) or group M (magnesium, epidural injection of 1 mg kg(-1) ropivacaine and 2 mg kg(-1)magnesium sulphate)...
June 16, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032655/microglial-involvement-in-the-development-of-olfactory-dysfunction
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REVIEW
Yoojin Seo, Hyung-Sik Kim, Kyung-Sun Kang
Olfaction is one of the oldest and important senses for life. Olfactory impairment is the most common clinical manifestation among elderly, and its prevalence is sharply increased with aging. Importantly, growing evidence has shown that olfactory dysfunction is the first sign of neurodegeneration, indicating the importance of olfactory assessment as an early diagnostic marker for the detection of neurological disorders. In this review, we described the nature of olfactory dysfunction and the advantage of animal models in olfaction study with brief introduction of olfactory behavior tests widely used in this field...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032474/discrepancy-between-the-initial-assessment-of-injury-severity-and-post-hoc-determination-of-injury-severity-in-patients-with-apparently-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-retrospective-multicenter-cohort-analysis
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S M Bossers, K M Pol, E P A Oude Ophuis, B Jacobs, M C Visser, S A Loer, C Boer, J van der Naalt, P Schober
PURPOSE: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of trauma-related visits to emergency departments (ED). Determination of monitoring requirements of patients with apparently mild TBI is challenging. Patients may turn out to be more severely injured than initially assumed, and failure to identify these patients constitutes a serious threat to patient safety. We, therefore, aimed to identify clinical risk factors for more severe injuries in patients with apparently mild TBI. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort analysis performed at two level I trauma centers, 808 patients aged ≥ 16 presenting to the ED with head trauma and a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score 13-15 who received a head CT scan were studied...
October 14, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031942/morbidity-in-new-zealand-pesticide-producers-exposed-to-2-3-7-8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin-tcdd
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Andrea 't Mannetje, Amanda Eng, Chris Walls, Evan Dryson, Jeroen Douwes, Pier Bertazzi, Simon Ryder-Lewis, David Scott, Collin Brooks, Dave McLean, Soo Cheng, Neil Pearce
OBJECTIVES: To conduct a cross-sectional morbidity survey among 245 former employees of a pesticide production plant exposed to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) in New Zealand. METHODS: Demographic factors and health information were collected in face-to-face interviews. TCDD, lipids, thyroid hormones, glucose and immunoglobulin G (IgG) were determined in non-fasting blood. For 111 participants, a neurological examination was conducted. Associations between health outcomes and working in a TCDD exposed job (prevalence 49%) and serum TCDD concentration≥10pg/g lipid (18%) were assessed using logistic regression whilst controlling for age, gender, smoking, body mass index and ethnicity...
October 11, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031873/does-specialty-matter-a-survey-on-176-italian-neurosurgeons-and-orthopaedic-spine-surgeons-confirms-similar-competency-for-common-spinal-conditions-and-supports-multidisciplinary-teams-in-comprehensive-and-complex-spinal-care
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Matteo Pejrona, Gabriele Ristori, Jorge Hugo Villafañe, Fabrizio Ernesto Pregliasco, Pedro Berjano
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Spine surgery is a multi-faceted sub-speciality requiring a breadth of knowledge and skill from different branches of medicine for the treatment of pathologies varying from degenerative to deformity, oncological, and trauma. PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to investigate the self-perceived competency of spine surgeons in relation to different types of spinal procedures. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Survey study. METHODS: We conducted a survey on 176 surgeons (Orthopaedic surgeons and Neurosurgeons)...
October 11, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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