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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734078/associations-between-adolescent-cannabis-use-and-neuropsychological-decline-a-longitudinal-co-twin-control-study
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Madeline H Meier, Avshalom Caspi, Andrea Danese, Helen L Fisher, Renate Houts, Louise Arseneault, Terrie E Moffitt
AIMS: This study tested whether adolescents who used cannabis or met criteria for cannabis dependence showed neuropsychological impairment prior to cannabis initiation and neuropsychological decline from before to after cannabis initiation. DESIGN: A longitudinal co-twin control study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Participants were 1,989 twins from the Environmental Risk (E-Risk) Longitudinal Twin Study, a nationally representative birth cohort of twins born in England and Wales from 1994-1995...
July 22, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730861/comparative-outcomes-in-children-and-adults-with-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-anti-nmda-receptor-encephalitis
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Eliza Gordon-Lipkin, Anusha K Yeshokumar, Deanna Saylor, Ana Arenivas, John C Probasco
This study compared neurologic disability and adaptive function in children and adults >1 year following anti- N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis diagnosis. Retrospective record review identified 12 patients with anti-NMDAR encephalitis. At last follow-up, all surviving patients had "good" modified Rankin Score (0-2). Four children, 6 adults, and their families participated in a telephone interview. Median duration since diagnosis was similar for children (2.42 years, interquartile range 2...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720169/characteristics-of-healthy-older-adults-that-influence-self-rated-cognitive-function
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Bryce P Mulligan, Colette M Smart, Sidney J Segalowitz, Stuart W S MacDonald
OBJECTIVES: We sought to clarify the nature of self-reported cognitive function among healthy older adults by considering the short-term, within-person association (coupling) of subjective cognitive function with objective cognitive performance. We expected this within-person coupling to differ between persons as a function of self-perceived global cognitive decline and depression, anxiety, or neuroticism. METHODS: This was an intensive measurement (short-term longitudinal) study of 29 older adult volunteers between the ages of 65 and 80 years without an existing diagnosis of dementia or mild cognitive impairment...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720165/bdnf-val66met-in-preclinical-alzheimer-s-disease-is-associated-with-short-term-changes-in-episodic-memory-and-hippocampal-volume-but-not-serum-mbdnf
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Yen Ying Lim, Stephanie Rainey-Smith, Yoon Lim, Simon M Laws, Veer Gupta, Tenielle Porter, Pierrick Bourgeat, David Ames, Christopher Fowler, Olivier Salvado, Victor L Villemagne, Christopher C Rowe, Colin L Masters, Xin Fu Zhou, Ralph N Martins, Paul Maruff
BACKGROUND: The brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) Val66Met polymorphism Met allele exacerbates amyloid (Aβ) related decline in episodic memory (EM) and hippocampal volume (HV) over 36-54 months in preclinical Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the extent to which Aβ+ and BDNF Val66Met is related to circulating markers of BDNF (e.g. serum) is unknown. We aimed to determine the effect of Aβ and the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism on levels of serum mBDNF, EM, and HV at baseline and over 18-months...
July 19, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719855/high-fat-diet-and-aging-interact-to-produce-neuroinflammation-and-impair-hippocampal-and-amygdalar-dependent-memory
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Sarah J Spencer, Heather D'Angelo, Alita Soch, Linda R Watkins, Steven F Maier, Ruth M Barrientos
More Americans are consuming diets higher in saturated fats and refined sugars than ever before, and based on increasing obesity rates, this is a growing trend among older adults as well. While high saturated fat diet (HFD) consumption has been shown to sensitize the inflammatory response to a subsequent immune challenge in young adult rats, the inflammatory effect of HFD in the already-vulnerable aging brain has not yet been assessed. Here, we explored whether short-term (3 days) consumption of HFD would serve as a neuroinflammatory trigger in aging animals, leading to cognitive deficits...
June 24, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718878/deep-brain-and-cortical-stimulation-for-epilepsy
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Mathieu Sprengers, Kristl Vonck, Evelien Carrette, Anthony G Marson, Paul Boon
BACKGROUND: Despite optimal medical treatment, including epilepsy surgery, many epilepsy patients have uncontrolled seizures. Since the 1970s interest has grown in invasive intracranial neurostimulation as a treatment for these patients. Intracranial stimulation includes both deep brain stimulation (DBS) (stimulation through depth electrodes) and cortical stimulation (subdural electrodes). This is an updated version of a previous Cochrane review published in 2014. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability of DBS and cortical stimulation for refractory epilepsy based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
July 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711473/interaction-of-reelin-and-stress-on-immobility-in-the-forced-swim-test-but-not-dopamine-mediated-locomotor-hyperactivity-or-prepulse-inhibition-disruption-relevance-to-psychotic-and-mood-disorders
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Michael J Notaras, Billie Vivian, Carey Wilson, Maarten van den Buuse
RATIONALE: Psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, as well as some mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder, have been suggested to share common biological risk factors. One such factor is reelin, a large extracellular matrix glycoprotein that regulates neuronal migration during development as well as numerous activity-dependent processes in the adult brain. The current study sought to evaluate whether a history of stress exposure interacts with endogenous reelin levels to modify behavioural endophenotypes of relevance to psychotic and mood disorders...
July 13, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697904/the-adra2b-gene-in-the-production-of-false-memories-for-affective-information-in-healthy-female-volunteers
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Beth Fairfield, Nicola Mammarella, Alberto Di Domenico, Marco D'Aurora, Liborio Stuppia, Valentina Gatta
False memories are common memory distortions in everyday life and seem to increase with affectively connoted complex information. In line with recent studies showing a significant interaction between the noradrenergic system and emotional memory, we investigated whether healthy volunteer carriers of the deletion variant of the ADRA2B gene that codes for the α2b-adrenergic receptor are more prone to false memories than non-carriers. In this study, we collected genotype data from 212 healthy female volunteers; 91 ADRA2B carriers and 121 non-carriers...
July 8, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689930/long-term-verbal-memory-recall-deficits-in-fragile-x-premutation-females
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Annie L Shelton, Kim Cornish, Joanne Fielding
Carriers of a FMR1 premutation allele (between 55 and 199 CGG repeats) are at risk of developing a wide range of medical, psychiatric and cognitive disorders, including executive dysfunction. These cognitive deficits are often less severe for female premutation carriers compared to male premutation carriers, albeit similar in nature. However, it remains unclear whether female premutation carriers who exhibit executive dysfunction also report verbal learning and memory deficits like those of their male counterparts...
July 6, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686563/-legal-capacity-and-instruments-assessing-cognitive-functions-in-patients-with-dementia
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P Voskou, S Papageorgiou, A Economou, A Douzenis
The term "legal capacity" refers to the ability of a person to make a valid declaration of his will or to accept such a declaration. This ability constitutes the main condition for the validity of the legal transaction. The legal transaction includes issues that are adjusted by the Civil Code with which the relations of the citizens in a society are regulated. General practitioners and legal advisors, in any case of a person with cognitive impairment of various severity, should take into account that the assessment tests of the cognitive functions are not by themselves diagnostic of the dementia and they cannot be used as the only way of evaluation of the capacity of patients with cognitive impairment or possible dementia to respond to the needs of everyday life and in more complex decisions, such as the legal capacity...
April 2017: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684915/effects-of-subthalamic-nucleus-deep-brain-stimulation-on-emotional-working-memory-capacity-and-mood-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Angela Merkl, Eva Röck, Tanja Schmitz-Hübsch, Gerd-Helge Schneider, Andrea A Kühn
BACKGROUND: In Parkinson's disease (PD), cognitive symptoms and mood changes may be even more distressing for the patient than motor symptoms. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to determine the effects of bilateral subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) on working memory (WM) and mood. METHODS: Sixteen patients with PD were assessed with STN-DBS switched on (DBS-ON) and with dopaminergic treatment (Med-ON) compared to switched off (DBS-OFF) and without dopaminergic treatment (Med-OFF)...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684673/localization-of-fibrinogen-in-the-vasculo-astrocyte-interface-after-cortical-contusion-injury-in-mice
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Nino Muradashvili, Suresh C Tyagi, David Lominadze
Besides causing neuronal damage, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is involved in memory reduction, which can be a result of alterations in vasculo-neuronal interactions. Inflammation following TBI is involved in elevation of blood content of fibrinogen (Fg), which is known to enhance cerebrovascular permeability, and thus, enhance its deposition in extravascular space. However, the localization of Fg in the extravascular space and its possible interaction with nonvascular cells are not clear. The localization of Fg deposition in the extravascular space was defined in brain samples of mice after cortical contusion injury (CCI) and sham-operation (control) using immunohistochemistry and laser-scanning confocal microscopy...
July 6, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681806/departing-from-powerpoint-default-mode-applying-mayer-s-multimedia-principles-for-enhanced-learning-of-parasitology
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Jyoti Mahantesh Nagmoti
PURPOSE: PowerPoint (PPT™) presentation has become an integral part of day-to-day teaching in medicine. Most often, PPT™ is used in its default mode which in fact, is known to cause boredom and ineffective learning. Research has shown improved short-term memory by applying multimedia principles for designing and delivering lectures. However, such evidence in medical education is scarce. Therefore, we attempted to evaluate the effect of multimedia principles on enhanced learning of parasitology...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680403/scopolamine-induces-deficits-in-spontaneous-object-location-recognition-and-fear-learning-in-marmoset-monkeys
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Jonathan L Melamed, Fernando M de Jesus, Rafael S Maior, Marilia Barros
The non-selective muscarinic receptor antagonist scopolamine (SCP) induces memory deficits in both animals and humans. However, few studies have assessed the effects of amnesic agents on memory functions of marmosets - a small-bodied neotropical primate that is becoming increasingly used as a translational model for several neuropathologies. Here we assessed the effects of an acute SCP administration (0.03 mg/kg, sc) on the behavior of adult marmoset monkeys in two tasks. In the spontaneous object-location (SOL) recognition task, two identical neutral stimuli were explored on the sample trial, after which preferential exploration of the displaced versus the stationary object was analyzed on the test trial...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667671/smaller-hippocampal-subfield-volumes-predict-verbal-associative-memory-in-pediatric-brain-tumor-survivors
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Alexandra L Decker, Kamila U Szulc, Eric Bouffet, Suzanne Laughlin, M Mallar Chakravarty, Jovanka Skocic, Cynthia B de Medeiros, Donald J Mabbott
The developing hippocampus is highly sensitive to chemotherapy and cranial radiation treatments for pediatric cancers, yet little is known about the effects that cancer treatments have on specific hippocampal subfields. Here, we examined hippocampal subfield volumes in twenty-nine pediatric brain tumor survivors treated with cranial radiation and chemotherapy, and thirty healthy developing children and adolescents. We also examined associations between hippocampal subfield volumes and short-term verbal memory...
July 1, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666245/testing-a-decades-old-assumption-are-individuals-with-lower-sensory-gating-indeed-more-easily-distracted
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N Bak, J Mann, B Fagerlund, B Y Glenthøj, J R M Jepsen, B Oranje
The sensory gating deficits in schizophrenia have been theorized to associate with increased distractibility. We explore the potential associations between sensory and sensorimotor gating and subjective and objective indices of distraction in healthy subjects. Forty healthy males were assessed with the P50 suppression and pre-pulse inhibition of the startle reflex (PPI) paradigms. Additionally, a neurocognitive test battery was administered in a cross-over design: with/without auditory distraction. Significant effects of distraction were found in response inhibition, and verbal working memory and attention...
May 31, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665090/the-bingo-card-sign-as-an-early-symptom-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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C L A Hawco, D F Weaver
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized pathologically by irreversible protein misfolding-induced neuronal loss, and clinically by progressive impairments in memory, judgment, decision making, literacy and numeracy. We report a patient referred to Memory Clinic with a single complaint, "reduced capacity to play bingo." We suggest that the capacity to successfully play bingo may afford clinical clues indicating an early symptom of dementia and inquiries about bingo participation may be a useful when assessing individuals for dementia...
April 10, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663110/sucrose-and-naltrexone-prevent-increased-pain-sensitivity-and-impaired-long-term-memory-induced-by-repetitive-neonatal-noxious-stimulation-role-of-bdnf-and-%C3%AE-endorphin
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Khawla Q Nuseir, Karem H Alzoubi, Ahmed Alhusban, Areej Bawaane, Mohammed Al-Azzani, Omar F Khabour
Pain in neonates is associated with short and long-term adverse outcomes. Data demonstrated that long-term consequences of untreated pain are linked to the plasticity of the neonate's brain. Sucrose is effective and safe for reducing painful procedures from single events. However, the mechanism of sucrose-induced analgesia is not fully understood. The role of the opioid system in this analgesia using the opioid receptor antagonist Naltrexone was investigated, plus the long-term effects on learning and memory formation during adulthood...
June 27, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663041/maternal-intake-of-cashew-nuts-accelerates-reflex-maturation-and-facilitates-memory-in-the-offspring
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Marília Ferreira Frazão Tavares de Melo, Diego Elias Pereira, Morgana Moura Sousa, Dilian Maise Ferreira Medeiros, Leanderson Tulio Marques Lemos, Marta Suely Madruga, Nayane Medeiros Santos, Maria Elieidy Gomes de Oliveira, Camila Carolina de Menezes, Juliana Késsia Barbosa Soares
Essential fatty acids, being indispensable during the stages of pregnancy, lactation and infancy influence the transmission of nerve impulses and brain function, and cashew nuts are a good source of these fatty acids. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of cashew nut consumption on reflex development, memory and profile of fatty acids of rat offspring treated during pregnancy and lactation. The animals were divided into three groups: Control (CONT), treated with 7% lipid derived from soybean oil; Normolipidic (NL) treated with 7% lipids derived from cashew nuts; and Hyperlipidic (HL) treated with 20% lipids derived from cashew nuts...
June 27, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656547/severe-hyperhomocysteinemia-decreases-creatine-kinase-activity-and-causes-memory-impairment-neuroprotective-role-of-creatine
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Janaína Kolling, Aline Longoni, Cassiana Siebert, Tiago Marcon Dos Santos, Eduardo Peil Marques, Jaqueline Carletti, Lenir Orlandi Pereira, Angela T S Wyse
In the present study, we investigate the effect of severe hyperhomocysteinemia on biochemical (creatine kinase activity), behavioral (memory tests), and histological assessments (hippocampal volume). A possible neuroprotective role of creatine on hyperhomocysteinemia effects was also evaluated. Severe hyperhomocysteinemia was induced in neonate rats (starting at 6 days of age) by treatment with homocysteine (0.3-0.6 μmol/g body weight) for 23 days. Creatine (50 mg/kg body weight) was administered concomitantly with homocysteine...
June 27, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
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