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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428015/plasma-neurofilament-light-chain-levels-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Wenjun Zhou, Jie Zhang, Fanlong Ye, Guangzheng Xu, Hang Su, Yindan Su, Xiangyang Zhang
Plasma neurofilament light (NFL) levels may be a marker of neuronal injury. We examined whether plasma NFL might be a potential biomarker for the prodromal and dementia stages of AD. Participants included 193 cognitively normal (CN), 198 amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) and 187 Alzheimer's disease (AD) individuals enrolled in the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI). Plasma NFL levels were examined by the Single Molecule array (Simoa) technique. Our results showed significantly increased plasma NFL levels in both AD (50...
April 18, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422531/femoroacetabular-impingement-in-professional-football-players-return-to-play-and-predictors-of-career-length-after-hip-arthroscopy
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Travis J Menge, Sanjeev Bhatia, Shannen C McNamara, Karen K Briggs, Marc J Philippon
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown hip arthroscopy to be a highly effective treatment for symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) in a wide range of athletes; however, the rate of return to play and length of career after hip arthroscopy in professional football players are unknown. PURPOSE: To determine how many athletes returned to professional football and the number of seasons they played after surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404801/serum-neurofilament-light-as-a-biomarker-for-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-in-contact-sports
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Pashtun Shahim, Henrik Zetterberg, Yelverton Tegner, Kaj Blennow
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the axonal protein neurofilament light (NFL) in serum is a sensitive biomarker to detect subtle brain injury or concussion in contact sports athletes. METHODS: Two prospective cohort studies involving (1) 14 Swedish amateur boxers who underwent fluid biomarker assessments at 7-10 days after bout and after 3 months of rest from boxing and (2) 35 Swedish professional hockey players who underwent blood biomarker assessment at 1, 12, 36, and 144 hours after concussion and when the players returned to play were performed...
April 12, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399127/ultrastructural-and-histopathologic-findings-after-pars-plana-vitrectomy-with-a-new-hypersonic-vitrector-system-qualitative-preliminary-assessment
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Salvador Pastor-Idoate, Richard Bonshek, Luciane Irion, Isaac Zambrano, Paul Carlin, Aleksandr Mironov, Paul Bishop, David McLeod, Paulo Eduardo Stanga
PURPOSE: Preliminary assessment of a new prototype ultrasound-based hypersonic vitrector (HV) by qualitatively examining the histopathological changes in the retina and vitreous body after pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) and its ability to fragment vitreous collagen. METHODS: Fourteen porcine cadaveric eyes, 20 eyes in live swine and six human cadaveric eyes underwent PPV using the HV or a pneumatic guillotine vitrector (GV). An additional 4 porcine crystalline lenses were touched with either the HV or GV for 1 minute...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385184/cerebrospinal-fluid-markers-of-neuronal-and-glial-cell-damage-in-patients-with-autoimmune-neurologic-syndromes-with-and-without-underlying-malignancies
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Radu Constantinescu, David Krýsl, Kerstin Andrén, Fredrik Asztély, Filip Bergquist, Henrik Zetterberg, Ulf Andreasson, Markus Axelsson, Elinor Ben Menachem, Daniel Jons, Ubah Mahamud, Clas Malmeström, Lars Rosengren, Kaj Blennow
Autoimmune neurologic syndromes can be paraneoplastic (associated with malignancies and/or onconeural antibodies), or non-paraneoplastic. Their clinical presentation is often similar. As prognosis is related to malignancy treatment, better biomarkers are needed to identify patients with malignancy. We investigated cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) markers of neuronal (neurofilament light chain, NFL and total tau protein, T-tau) and glial (glial fibrillary acidic protein) damage. CSF-NFL and T-tau were increased in both paraneoplastic and non-paraneoplastic autoimmune syndromes...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368497/blood-brain-barrier-disruption-is-initiated-during-primary-hiv-infection-and-not-rapidly-altered-by-antiretroviral-therapy
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Elham Rahimy, Fang-Yong Li, Lars Hagberg, Dietmar Fuchs, Kevin Robertson, Dieter J Meyerhoff, Henrik Zetterberg, Richard W Price, Magnus Gisslén, Serena Spudich
Background.: We explored the establishment of abnormal blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability and its relationship to neuropathogenesis during primary human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection by evaluating the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to serum albumin quotient (QAlb) in patients with primary HIV infection. We also analyzed effects of initiating combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). Methods.: The QAlb was measured in longitudinal observational studies of primary HIV infection...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356707/epigenetic-intervention-with-a-bet-inhibitor-ameliorates-acute-retinal-ganglion-cell-death-in-mice
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Jun Li, Lei Zhao, Go Urabe, Yingmei Fu, Lian-Wang Guo
PURPOSE: The bromo and extraterminal (BET) epigenetic "reader" family is becoming an appealing new therapeutic target for several common diseases, yet little is known of its role in retinal neurodegeneration. We explored the potential of BET inhibition in the protection of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). METHODS: To test the therapeutic effect of JQ1, an inhibitor highly selective for the BET family of proteins, we used an acute RGC damage model induced by N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) excitotoxicity...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350487/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-lisfranc-injuries-identified-at-the-national-football-league-scouting-combine
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Kevin J McHale, Bryan G Vopat, Brendin R Beaulieu-Jones, George Sanchez, James M Whalen, Lucas S McDonald, Christopher W DiGiovanni, George H Theodore, Matthew T Provencher
BACKGROUND: Lisfranc injuries are challenging to treat and may have a detrimental effect on athletic performance. PURPOSE: (1) Determine the epidemiological characteristics of Lisfranc injuries at the annual National Football League (NFL) Scouting Combine, (2) define player positions at risk for these injuries, and (3) evaluate the impact that these injuries and radiographic findings have on NFL draft position and performance. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347219/the-national-football-league-225-bench-press-test-and-the-size-weight-illusion
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Paul E Luebbers, Gavin Buckingham, Michael S Butler
The purpose of this study was to test reports that size and arrangement manipulations of weight plates (i.e., inducing a size-weight illusion [SWI]) would have an effect on athletic weightlifting performance. The participants were 72 experienced, weight-trained collegiate American football players. Across 3 weeks, each athlete performed three different repetitions-to-fatigue bench press tests (NFL-225, SWI-225, and SWI-215). A multiple regression revealed a positive association between participants' strength relative to the test load and repetitions for NFL-225 and SWI-215, but no association with SWI-225...
January 1, 2017: Perceptual and Motor Skills
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346578/association-of-plasma-neurofilament-light-with-neurodegeneration-in-patients-with-alzheimer-disease
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Niklas Mattsson, Ulf Andreasson, Henrik Zetterberg, Kaj Blennow
Importance: Existing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or imaging (tau positron emission tomography) biomarkers for Alzheimer disease (AD) are invasive or expensive. Biomarkers based on standard blood test results would be useful in research, drug development, and clinical practice. Plasma neurofilament light (NFL) has recently been proposed as a blood-based biomarker for neurodegeneration in dementias. Objective: To test whether plasma NFL concentrations are increased in AD and associated with cognitive decline, other AD biomarkers, and imaging evidence of neurodegeneration...
March 27, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346279/sub-basal-corneal-nerve-plexus-analysis-using-a-new-software-technology
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Hatim Batawi, Nabeel Shalabi, Madhura Joag, Tulay Koru-Sengul, Jorge Rodriguez, Parke T Green, Mauro Campigotto, Carol L Karp, Anat Galor
PURPOSE: To study sub-basal corneal nerve plexus (SCNP) parameters by in vivo corneal confocal microscopy using a new software technology and examine the effect of demographics and diabetes mellitus (DM) on corneal nerves morphology. METHODS: A Confoscan 4 (Nidek Technologies) was used in this cross-sectional study to image the SCNP in 84 right eyes at the Miami Veterans Affairs eye clinic. Images were analyzed using a new semiautomated nerve analysis software program (The Corneal Nerve Analysis tool) which evaluated 9 parameters including nerve fibers length (NFL) and nerve fibers length density (NFLD)...
March 24, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337476/cerebrospinal-fluid-biomarker-examination-as-a-tool-to-discriminate-behavioral-variant-frontotemporal-dementia-from-primary-psychiatric%C3%A2-disorders
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Everard G B Vijverberg, Annemiek Dols, Welmoed A Krudop, Marta Del Campo Milan, Cora J Kerssens, Flora Gossink, Niels D Prins, Max L Stek, Philip Scheltens, Charlotte E Teunissen, Yolande A L Pijnenburg
INTRODUCTION: To prospectively determine the diagnostic value of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels total-tau (tau) to amyloid-β1-42 ratio (Aβ1-42) ratio (tau/Aβ1-42 ratio), phosphorylated-tau (p-tau) to tau ratio (p-tau/tau ratio), neurofilament light chain (NfL) and YKL40 in the late-onset frontal lobe syndrome, in particular for the differential diagnosis of behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) versus primary psychiatric disorders (PSY). METHOD: We included patients with a multidisciplinary 2-year-follow-up diagnosis of probable/definite bvFTD (n = 22) or PSY (n = 25), who underwent a detailed neuropsychiatric clinical examination, neuropsychological test battery, and magnetic resonance imaging at baseline...
2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328978/thickness-of-retinal-layers-in-the-foveas-of-children-with-anisometropic-amblyopia
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Wuhe Chen, Jinling Xu, Jinjing Zhou, Zhouqun Gu, Shenghai Huang, Heming Li, Zhuoer Qin, Xinping Yu
PURPOSE: To use highly precise spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) to determine whether there were structural abnormalities in the layers of different regions of the fovea in children with anisometropic amblyopia. METHODS: Eighteen children (mean age 7.8 years old; range 5-11 years) with unilateral anisometropic amblyopia and 18 age-matched control subjects participated. Foveal thickness was measured with an enhanced depth imaging system, SD-OCT and segmented into layers using custom developed software...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327371/longitudinal-changes-in-linguistic-complexity-among-professional-football-players
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Visar Berisha, Shuai Wang, Amy LaCross, Julie Liss, Pamela Garcia-Filion
Reductions in spoken language complexity have been associated with the onset of various neurological disorders. The objective of this study is to analyze whether similar trends are found in professional football players who are at risk for chronic traumatic encephalopathy. We compare changes in linguistic complexity (as indexed by the type-to-token ratio and lexical density) measured from the interview transcripts of players in the National Football League (NFL) to those measured from interview transcripts of coaches and/or front-office NFL executives who have never played professional football...
March 16, 2017: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321427/the-effect-of-the-number-of-carries-on-injury-risk-and-subsequent-season-s-performance-among-running-backs-in-the-national-football-league
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Matthew J Kraeutler, John W Belk, Eric C McCarty
BACKGROUND: In recent years, several studies have correlated pitch count with an increased risk for injury among baseball pitchers. However, no studies have attempted to draw a similar conclusion based on number of carries by running backs (RBs) in football. PURPOSE: To determine whether there is a correlation between number of carries by RBs in the National Football League (NFL) and risk of injury or worsened performance in the subsequent season. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3...
February 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315780/simplifying-mental-math-changing-how-added-sugars-are-displayed-on-the-nutrition-facts-label-can-improve-consumer-understanding
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Neha Khandpur, Dan J Graham, Christina A Roberto
BACKGROUND: Proposed variations to Nutrition Facts Labels (NFL) have included the display of added sugars (AS) content, but its impact on consumer understanding is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To examine the degree to which different formats for displaying AS influence consumer understanding, perceptions, and purchase intentions. DESIGN: Randomized-controlled online experiment. PARTICIPANTS: A sample of 2509 U.S adults...
March 16, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288671/microglia-derived-il-1%C3%AE-contributes-to-axon-development-disorders-and-synaptic-deficit-through-p38-mapk-signal-pathway-in-septic-neonatal-rats
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Qianpeng Han, Qiongyu Lin, Peixian Huang, Mengmeng Chen, Xin Hu, Hui Fu, Shaoru He, Fengcai Shen, Hongke Zeng, Yiyu Deng
BACKGROUND: Axon development plays a pivotal role in the formation of synapse, nodes of Ranvier, and myelin sheath. Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) produced by microglia may cause myelination disturbances through suppression of oligodendrocyte progenitor cell maturation in the septic neonatal rats. Here, we explored if a microglia-derived IL-1β would disturb axon development in the corpus callosum (CC) following lipopolysaccharide (LPS) administration, and if so, whether it is associated with disorder of synapse formation in the cerebral cortex and node of Ranvier...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287034/exploration-of-us-men-s-professional-sport-organization-concussion-policies
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Graham Dean Cochrane, Matthew Owen, Joseph D Ackerson, Matthew H Hale, Sara Gould
Concussion policies are increasingly being developed and adopted among professional sports organizations. We sought to compare the policies of the National Hockey League (NHL), the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Football League (NFL), and Major League Baseball (MLB). Our objective was to summarize each policy and evaluate the extent to which each policy is organization-specific and/or consistent with medical guidelines. We visited websites for the NHL, NBA, NFL, and MLB. We searched media articles reporting concussion policy...
May 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284723/prevalence-of-surgical-repair-for-athletic-pubalgia-and-impact-on-performance-in-football-athletes-participating-in-the-national-football-league-combine
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Derrick M Knapik, Jeremy J Gebhart, Shane J Nho, Joseph E Tanenbaum, James E Voos, Michael J Salata
PURPOSE: To examine the prevalence and impact of athletic pubalgia (AP) surgery in elite American football athletes participating in the National Football League (NFL) Combine. METHODS: Results from 1,311 athletes participating in the Combine from 2012 to 2015 were evaluated. Athletes with a history of AP repair were identified using the NFL Combine Database. Athlete history and available imaging was reviewed. NFL performance based on draft status, games played, games started, and current status in the NFL was gathered using publicly available databases...
March 8, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268724/development-of-a-head-impact-monitoring-intelligent-mouthguard
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Daniel S Hedin, Paul L Gibson, Adam J Bartsch, Sergey Samorezov
The authors present the development and laboratory system-level testing of an impact monitoring "Intelligent Mouthguard" intended to help with identification of potentially concussive head impacts and cumulative head impact dosage. The goal of Intelligent Mouthguard is to provide an indicator of potential concussion risk, and help caregiver identify athletes needing sideline concussion protocol testing. Intelligent Mouthguard may also help identify individuals who are at higher risk based on historical dosage...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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