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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937033/transcranial-sonographic-alterations-of-substantia-nigra-and-third-ventricle-in-parkinson-s-disease-with-or-without-dementia
#1
Zhi-Fen Dong, Cai-Shan Wang, Ying-Chun Zhang, Ying Zhang, Yu-Jing Sheng, Hua Hu, Wei-Feng Luo, Chun-Feng Liu
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have demonstrated that patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) have a higher prevalence of substantia nigra (SN) hyperechogenicity compared with controls. Our aim was to explore the neuroimaging characteristics of transcranial sonography (TCS) of patients with PD and those with PD with dementia (PDD). The correlation between the echogenicity of the SN and clinical symptoms in Chinese patients with PDD was also assessed. METHODS: The ratios of SN hyperechogenicity (SN+), maximum sizes of SN+, and widths of third ventricle (TV) were measured using TCS for all the recruited patients...
October 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934619/distinct-brain-metabolic-patterns-separately-associated-with-cognition-motor-function-and-aging-in-parkinson-s-disease-dementia
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Ji Hyun Ko, Audrey Katako, Maram Aljuaid, Andrew L Goertzen, Andrew Borys, Douglas E Hobson, Seok Min Kim, Chong Sik Lee
We explored whether patients with Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD) show a distinct spatial metabolic pattern that characterizes cognitive deficits in addition to motor dysfunction. Eighteen patients with PDD underwent 3 separate positron emission tomography sessions with [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose (for glucose metabolism), fluorinated N-3-fluoropropyl-2-beta-carboxymethoxy-3-beta-(4-iodophenyl) nortropane (for dopamine transporter density) and Pittsburgh compound-B (for beta-amyloid load). We confirmed in PDD versus normal controls, overall hypometabolism in the posterior and prefrontal brain regions accompanied with hypermetabolism in subcortical structures and the cerebellar vermis...
August 31, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933502/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-new-5-aminolevulinic-acid-derivatives-as-prodrugs-of-protoporphyrin-for-photodynamic-therapy
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Wei Zhu, Ying-Hua Gao, Chun-Hong Song, Zhi-Bin Lu, Tabbisa Namulinda, Yi-Ping Han, Yi-Jia Yan, Lai-Xing Wang, Zhi-Long Chen
Protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) is used as a photosensitizer in the photodynamic diagnosis (PDD) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) of cancer and is synthesized intracellularly from 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) precursors. Thirteen novel 5-ALA derivatives were designed and synthesized appropriately with tailored hydrophilicity and lipophilicity. The generation of PpIX was detected and their antitumor activity in vitro and in vivo was also investigated. It was shown that compounds 9b-c, 11b-c and 13a displayed a characteristic long wavelength absorption peak at 593 nm after 5 h incubation in mice fibrosarcoma S180 cells...
September 21, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928962/current-concepts-and-controversies-in-the-pathogenesis-of-parkinson-s-disease-dementia-and-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
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REVIEW
Rimona S Weil, Tammaryn L Lashley, Jose Bras, Anette E Schrag, Jonathan M Schott
Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) are relentlessly progressive neurodegenerative disorders that are likely to represent two ends of a disease spectrum. It is well established that both are characterised pathologically by widespread cortical Lewy body deposition. However, until recently, the pathophysiological mechanisms leading to neuronal damage were not known. It was also not understood why some cells are particularly vulnerable in PDD/DLB, nor why some individuals show more aggressive and rapid dementia than others...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912150/-18-f-fdg-pet-in-parkinsonism-differential-diagnosis-and-cognitive-impairment-in-parkinson-s-disease
#5
Philipp T Meyer, Lars Frings, Gerta Rücker, Sabine Hellwig
Accurate differential diagnosis of parkinsonism is of a paramount therapeutic and prognostic importance. In addition, with the development of invasive therapies and novel disease-specific therapies, strategies for patient enrichment in trial populations are of growing importance. Imaging disease-specific patterns of regional glucose metabolism with positron emission tomography and [(18)F]fluoro-2-deoxy-2-D-glucose ((18)F-FDG) allows for a highly accurate distinction between Parkinson's disease (PD) and atypical parkinsonian syndromes (APS) including multiple system atrophy (MSA), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and corticobasal degeneration (CBD)...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911255/downward-finger-displacement-distinguishes-parkinson-disease-dementia-from-alzheimer-disease
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Abraham Lieberman, Aman Deep, Jiong Shi, Rohit Dhall, Saulena Shafer, Guillermo Moguel-Cobos, Ravneet Dhillon, Christopher W Frames, Margaret McCauley
Purpose/Aim of the study: To study finger displacement in patients with Parkinson disease dementia (PDD) and in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD). METHODS: We examined 56 patients with PDD and 35 with AD. Patients were examined during their regular outpatient clinic visit. Finger displacement was measured by observers not actively involved in the study using a creative grid ruler for all PDD and AD patients. Finger displacement was examined by asking patients to point their index fingers toward the grid ruler with the nails facing upward...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902066/latent-class-analysis-of-adhd-neurodevelopmental-and-mental-health-comorbidities
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Benjamin Zablotsky, Matthew D Bramlett, Susanna N Visser, Melissa L Danielson, Stephen J Blumberg
OBJECTIVE: Many children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience co-occurring neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, and those who do often exhibit higher levels of impairment than children with ADHD alone. This study provides a latent class analysis (LCA) approach to categorizing children with ADHD into comorbidity groups, evaluating condition expression and treatment patterns in each group. METHODS: Parent-reported data from a large probability-based national sample of children diagnosed with ADHD (2014 National Survey of the Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD and Tourette Syndrome) were used for an LCA to identify groups of children with similar groupings of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric comorbidities among children with current ADHD (n = 2495)...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882957/5-aminolevulinic-acid-mediated-photodynamic-diagnosis-enhances-the-detection-of-peritoneal-metastases-in-biliary-tract-cancer-in-mice
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Toshihiro Kushibiki, Takehiro Noji, Yuma Ebihara, Koji Hontani, Masato Ono, Shota Kuwabara, Toru Nakamura, Takahiro Tsuchikawa, Keisuke Okamura, Masahiro Ishizuka, Satoshi Hirano
BACKGROUND/AIM: Previous studies on the accuracy of 5-aminolevulinic-acid-mediated photodynamic diagnosis (5-ALA PDD) have been reported for various cancers and brain surgery. However, biliary tract cancer is rare. Therefore, 5-ALA PDD has not been fully evaluated in biliary tract cancers. Small biliary tract cancer lesions such as peritoneal dissemination, liver metastases, and lymph node metastases are negative prognosticators in patients with biliary cancer. The purpose of this exploratory study was to determine if 5-ALA PDD could detect small biliary tract cancer lesions in murine models of biliary cancers...
September 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871794/differentiating-between-apathy-and-depression-in-patients-with-parkinson-disease-dementia
#9
Carlos Henrique Ferreria Camargo, Rafael Arthur Serpa, Vinícius Aguiar Jobbins, Frederico Antonio Berbetz, Jivago Szpoganicz Sabatini
In Parkinson disease (PD), apathy and depression often overlap, making it difficult to differentiate between them. This study sought to analyze apathy and depression in patients with PD dementia (PDD). Forty patients were diagnosed with PDD using the Movement Disorder Society criteria. A statistically significant correlation was identified between worsening dementia and an improvement in depression ( r = .3695; r(2) = .1365, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.0985 to 05.894, P = .0044) and between worsening dementia and worsening apathy ( r = -...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869277/polymorphisms-in-dopamine-associated-genes-and-cognitive-decline-in-parkinson-s-disease
#10
D Bäckström, M Eriksson Domellöf, G Granåsen, J Linder, S Mayans, E Elgh, H Zetterberg, K Blennow, L Forsgren
OBJECTIVES: Cognitive decline is common in Parkinson's disease (PD), but the underlying mechanisms for this complication are incompletely understood. Genotypes affecting dopamine transmission may be of importance. This study investigates whether genotypes associated with reduced prefrontal dopaminergic tone and/or reduced dopamine D2-receptor availability (Catechol-O-methyltransferase [COMT] Val(158) Met genotype and DRD2 C(957) T genotype) affect the development of cognitive deficits in PD...
September 4, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865467/beneficial-effects-of-curcumin-nano-emulsion-on-spermatogenesis-and-reproductive-performance-in-male-rats-under-protein-deficient-diet-model-enhancement-of-sperm-motility-conservancy-of-testicular-tissue-integrity-cell-energy-and-seminal-plasma-amino-acids
#11
Omar A H Ahmed-Farid, Maha Nasr, Rania F Ahmed, Rofanda M Bakeer
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition resulting from protein and calorie deficiency continues to be a major concern worldwide especially in developing countries. Specific deficiencies in the protein intake can adversely influence reproductive performance. The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of curcumin and curcumin nano-emulsion on protein deficient diet (PDD)-induced testicular atrophy, troubled spermatogenesis and decreased reproductive performance in male rats. METHODS: Juvenile rats were fed the protein deficient diet (PDD) for 75 days...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861732/autism-spectrum-disorders-and-low-mental-age-diagnostic-stability-and-developmental-outcomes-in-early-childhood
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Alexander J Hinnebusch, Lauren E Miller, Deborah A Fein
Some children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) exhibit low mental age (Low-MA; i.e., cognitive functioning below 12 months). We examined diagnosis, symptom severity, and development in children with ASD-low MA (n = 25), autistic disorder (n = 111), and PDD-NOS (n = 82) at ages two and four. We predicted that some ASD-low MA children would demonstrate just intellectual impairment and not autism symptoms on follow-up, with social deficits at age two attributable to global delays. Instead, most ASD-low MA children (96%) had an ASD at follow-up, compared to children initially diagnosed with autistic disorder (86...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859849/comparative-analysis-of-the-immune-responses-induced-by-native-versus-recombinant-versions-of-the-asp-based-vaccine-against-the-bovine-intestinal-parasite-cooperia-oncophora
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Ana González-Hernández, Jimmy Borloo, Iris Peelaers, Stijn Casaert, Georges Leclercq, Edwin Claerebout, Peter Geldhof
The protective capacities of a native double-domain activation-associated secreted protein (ndd-ASP)-based vaccine against the cattle intestinal nematode Cooperia oncophora has previously been demonstrated. However, protection analysis upon vaccination with a recombinantly produced antigen has never been performed. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to test the protective potential of a Pichia-produced double-domain ASP (pdd-ASP)-based vaccine against C. oncophora. Additionally, we aimed to compare the cellular and humoral mechanisms underlying the vaccine-induced responses by the native (ndd-ASP) and recombinant vaccines...
August 30, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857342/relationship-between-physicians-perceived-stigma-toward-depression-and-physician-referral-to-psycho-oncology-services-on-an-oncology-hematology-ward
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Won-Hyoung Kim, Jae-Nam Bae, Joo-Han Lim, Moon-Hee Lee, Bong-Jin Hahm, Hyeon Gyu Yi
OBJECTIVE: This study was performed to identify relationships between physician's perceived stigma toward depression and psycho-oncology service utilization on an oncology/hematology ward. METHODS: The study participants were 235 patients in an oncology/hematology ward and 14 physicians undergoing an internal medicine residency training program in Inha University Hospital (Incheon, South Korea). Patients completed the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) and residents completed the Perceived Devaluation-Discrimination (PDD) scale that evaluates perceived stigma toward depression...
August 30, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808912/molecular-imaging-and-updated-diagnostic-criteria-in-lewy-body-dementias
#15
REVIEW
Nicolaas I Bohnen, Martijn L T M Müller, Kirk A Frey
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aims of the study were to review recent advances in molecular imaging in the Lewy body dementias (LBD) and determine if these may support the clinical but contested temporal profile distinction between Parkinson disease (PD) with dementia (PDD) versus dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). RECENT FINDINGS: There do not appear to be major regional cerebral metabolic or neurotransmitter distinctions between PDD and DLB. However, recent studies highlight the relative discriminating roles of Alzheimer proteinopathies...
August 14, 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808876/changes-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-a%C3%AE-42-t-tau-and-p-tau-in-parkinson-s-disease-patients-with-cognitive-impairment-relative-to-those-with-normal-cognition-a-meta-analysis
#16
Xiaohui Hu, Yan Yang, Daokai Gong
The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) signature of reduced amyloid beta 1-42 (Aβ42), elevated total tau (t-tau), and phosphorylated tau181 (p-tau) is important for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Aβ42, t-tau, and p-tau have been reported in numerous studies to contribute to predicting cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease (PDCI). However, no consistent conclusion can be drawn so far. Literatures regarding Aβ42, t-tau, and p-tau in CSF were systematically reviewed, and a meta-analysis was thus performed to evaluate the changes of these biomarkers in PDCI patients, including PD with mild cognitive impairment (PDMCI) and PD dementia (PDD) patients, relative to PD with normal cognition (PDNC) patients...
August 14, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803385/-real-life-experience-recurrence-rate-at-3%C3%A2-years-with-hexvix-%C3%A2-photodynamic-diagnosis-assisted-turbt-compared-with-good-quality-white-light-turbt-in-new-nmibc-a-prospective-controlled-study
#17
Kevin M Gallagher, Kayleigh Gray, Claire H Anderson, Hannah Lee, Sarah Stewart, Roland Donat, Paramananthan Mariappan
PURPOSE: To compare the recurrence rate at 3 years (RR-3y) for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) between good quality (GQ) PDD-TURBT and GQWL-TURBT where PDD is used in routine practice for all new tumours. METHODS: All new, consecutive, NMIBC that received "good quality" criteria first TURBT across a university hospital service were prospectively recruited to this study over a 4-year period. Data were prospectively collected on all WL-TURBTs performed in 2007/8 and compared with PDD-TURBT from 2009/10...
August 12, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800743/an-itraq-based-proteomic-analysis-reveals-dysregulation-of-neocortical-synaptopodin-in-lewy-body-dementias
#18
Arnab Datta, Yuek Ling Chai, Jing Min Tan, Jasinda H Lee, Paul T Francis, Christopher P Chen, Siu Kwan Sze, Mitchell K P Lai
Lewy body dementias are the second most common cause of neurodegenerative dementia in the elderly after Alzheimer's disease (AD). The two clinical subgroups of Lewy body dementias, namely, dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD), are differentiated by the chronology of cognitive symptoms relative to parkinsonism. At present, there remains a debate on whether DLB and PDD are separate disease entities, or fall within the same spectrum of Lewy body dementias. In this study, we compared the detergent-soluble proteome via an 8-plex isobaric tag for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) analysis of pooled lysates from the prefrontal cortex (BA9) of DLB (n = 19) and PDD (n = 21) patients matched a priori for amyloid (total Aβ42) burden, semi-quantitative scores for Lewy bodies and neurofibrillary tangles together with age-matched control (n = 21) subjects...
August 11, 2017: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782138/a-cautionary-note-on-the-effects-of-laboratory-air-contaminants-on-ambient-ionization-mass-spectrometry-measurements
#19
Sambhav R Kumbhani, Lisa M Wingen, Véronique Perraud, Barbara J Finlayson-Pitts
RATIONALE: Ambient ionization mass spectrometry methods are convenient, sensitive and require little sample preparation. However, they are susceptible to species present in air surrounding the mass spectrometer. This study identifies some challenges associated with the potential impacts of indoor air contaminants on ionization and analysis involving open air methods. METHODS: Unexpected effects of volatile organic compounds from floor maintenance activities on ambient ionization mass spectrometry were studied using three different ambient ionization techniques...
August 6, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777964/a-simple-lead-dust-fall-method-predicts-children-s-blood-lead-level-new-evidence-from-australia
#20
Brian Gulson, Alan Taylor
We have measured dust fall accumulation in petri dishes (PDD) collected 6 monthly from inside residences in Sydney urban area, New South Wales, Australia as part of a 5-year longitudinal study to determine environmental associations, including soil. with blood lead (PbB) levels. The Pb loading in the dishes (n = 706) had geometric means (GM) of 24µg/m(2)/30d, a median value of 22µg/m(2)/30d with a range from 0.2 to 11,390µg/m(2)/30d. Observed geometric mean PbB was 2.4µg/dL at ages 2-3 years. Regression analyses showed a statistically significant relationship between predicted PbB and PDD...
August 1, 2017: Environmental Research
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