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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031072/recent-advances-in-discovery-and-development-of-natural-products-as%C3%A2-source-for-anti-parkinson-s-disease-lead-compounds
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Hongjia Zhang, Lan Bai, Jun He, Lei Zhong, Xingmei Duan, Liang Ouyang, Yuxuan Zhu, Ting Wang, Yiwen Zhang, Jianyou Shi
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common chronic degenerative disease of the central nervous system. Although the cause remains unknown, several pathological processes and central factors such as oxidative stress, mitochondrial injury, inflammatory reactions, abnormal deposition of α-synuclein, and cell apoptosis have been reported. Currently, anti-PD drugs are classified into two major groups: drugs that affect dopaminergic neurons and anti-cholinergic drugs. Unfortunately, the existing conventional strategies against PD are with numerous side effects, and cannot fundamentally improve the degenerative process of dopaminergic neurons...
September 30, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029357/a-pilot-retrospective-study-to-evaluate-two-multi-layer-foam-dressings-for-the-management-of-moderately-exudative-pressure-injuries
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Kevin Woo, Jennifer Kasaboski
Prevention and treatment of pressure injuries (PI) is a standard benchmark for quality of care, performance, risk reduction, and patient safety. Foam dressings are designed to wick away a large volume of exudate with minimal lateral movement to prevent periwound skin maceration; this renders foam dressings a popular choice for the treatment of chronic wounds with high to moderate amounts of exudate. In addition, multi-layer foam dressings may have added benefits to alleviate pressure and minimize shear as the dressing materials slide against each other...
October 12, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029289/post-traumatic-hydrocephalus-in-children-a-retrospective-study-in-42-pediatric-hospitals-using-the-pediatric-health-information-system
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Robert H Bonow, Assaf P Oron, Brian W Hanak, Samuel R Browd, Randall M Chesnut, Richard G Ellenbogen, Monica S Vavilala, Frederick P Rivara
BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) is a potentially treatable cause of poor recovery from traumatic brain injury (TBI) that remains poorly understood, particularly among children. OBJECTIVE: To better understand the risk factors for pediatric PTH using a large, multi-institutional database. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using administrative data from 42 pediatric hospitals participating in the Pediatric Health Information System...
October 6, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029236/first-in-human-experience-with-complete-integration-of-neuromodulation-device-within-a-customized-cranial-implant
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Chad R Gordon, Gabriel F Santiago, Judy Huang, Gregory K Bergey, Shuya Liu, Mehran Armand, Henry Brem, William S Anderson
BACKGROUND: Neuromodulation devices have the potential to transform modern day treatments for patients with medicine-resistant neurological disease. For instance, the NeuroPace System (NeuroPace Inc, Mountain View, California) is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved device developed for closed-loop direct brain neurostimulation in the setting of drug-resistant focal epilepsy. However, current methods require placement either above or below the skull in nonanatomic locations. This type of positioning has several drawbacks including visible deformities and scalp pressure from underneath leading to eventual wound healing difficulties, micromotion of hardware with infection, and extrusion leading to premature explantation...
October 6, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028830/er-stress-and-subsequent-activated-calpain-play-a-pivotal-role-in-skeletal-muscle-wasting-after-severe-burn-injury
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Li Ma, Wanli Chu, Jiake Chai, Chuanan Shen, Dawei Li, Xiaoteng Wang
Severe burns are typically followed by hypermetabolism characterized by significant muscle wasting, which causes considerable morbidity and mortality. The aim of the present study was to explore the underlying mechanisms of skeletal muscle damage/wasting post-burn. Rats were randomized to the sham, sham+4-phenylbutyrate (4-PBA, a pharmacological chaperone promoting endoplasmic reticulum (ER) folding/trafficking, commonly considered as an inhibitor of ER), burn (30% total body surface area), and burn+4-PBA groups; and sacrificed at 1, 4, 7, 14 days after the burn injury...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028764/the-prognostic-value-of-mri-in-moderate-and-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Hourmazd Haghbayan, Amélie Boutin, Mathieu Laflamme, François Lauzier, Michèle Shemilt, Lynne Moore, Ryan Zarychanski, Vincent Douville, Dean Fergusson, Alexis F Turgeon
OBJECTIVES: Traumatic brain injury is a major cause of death and disability, yet many predictors of outcome are not precise enough to guide initial clinical decision-making. Although increasingly used in the early phase following traumatic brain injury, the prognostic utility of MRI remains uncertain. We thus undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies evaluating the predictive value of acute MRI lesion patterns for discriminating clinical outcome in traumatic brain injury...
October 12, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028747/nervous-system-delivery-of-antilysophosphatidic-acid-antibody-by-nasal-application-attenuates-mechanical-allodynia-after-traumatic-brain-injury-in-rats
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Andreas Eisenried, Anders C N Meidahl, Michael Klukinov, Alexander Z Tzabazis, Roger A Sabbadini, J David Clark, David C Yeomans
Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is a bioactive lipid that impacts neurological outcomes after neurotrauma by inhibiting neuroregeneration, promoting inflammation, and contributing to behavioral deficits. Blocking LPA signaling with a novel anti-LPA monoclonal antibody (mAb) is neuroprotective after traumatic brain injury (TBI) if given to injured animals whose blood-brain barrier (BBB) has been compromised. It is hypothesized that the anti-LPA mAb could improve chronic pain initiated by TBI. However, poor brain penetration after systemic application of the antibody makes access to the central nervous system (CNS) problematic in situations where the BBB is intact...
November 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028696/brain-oxygen-optimization-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-phase-ii-a-phase-ii-randomized-trial
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David O Okonkwo, Lori A Shutter, Carol Moore, Nancy R Temkin, Ava M Puccio, Christopher J Madden, Norberto Andaluz, Randall M Chesnut, M Ross Bullock, Gerald A Grant, John McGregor, Michael Weaver, Jack Jallo, Peter D LeRoux, Dick Moberg, Jason Barber, Christos Lazaridis, Ramon R Diaz-Arrastia
OBJECTIVES: A relationship between reduced brain tissue oxygenation and poor outcome following severe traumatic brain injury has been reported in observational studies. We designed a Phase II trial to assess whether a neurocritical care management protocol could improve brain tissue oxygenation levels in patients with severe traumatic brain injury and the feasibility of a Phase III efficacy study. DESIGN: Randomized prospective clinical trial. SETTING: Ten ICUs in the United States...
November 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028652/novel-dry-lab-training-method-for-totally-endoscopic-coronary-anastomosis-a-pilot-study
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Kosuke Ujihira, Akira Yamada
OBJECTIVE: We describe our original dry-lab training system for nonrobotic and beating heart endoscopic coronary artery anastomosis. METHODS: All the materials used for this training were commercially available. We selected a boxed machine, which can produce pulsatile movements of artificial vessels, and on its roof, we installed a two-dimensional home video camera and a monitor. A multiple-holed plate was placed in front of the machine, and through these holes, a trainee inserted endoscopic surgical instruments and anastomosed the artificial vessels by running fashion while watching the monitor...
October 13, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028413/initial-assessment-treatment-and-follow-up-of-minor-pediatric-burn-wounds-in-four-patients-remotely-a-preliminary-communication
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Marek A Paul, Parisa Kamali, Ahmed M S Ibrahim, Caroline Medin, Bernard T Lee, Samuel J Lin
BACKGROUND: Close, multidisciplinary collaboration with burn experts is the essential strategy to achieve the best functional and esthetic outcomes in burn wound treatment. Management of minor burn injuries, where no specialized care is available, might be challenging. One concept to achieve a fast and timely result is the application of telemedicine. The objective of this study was to assess and develop a simple telemedicine protocol, which can be applied globally. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We present a pilot study based on a pediatric population of four patients with minor burns...
October 13, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027966/myocardial-expression-of-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Julia Pohl, Ulrike B Hendgen-Cotta, Pia Stock, Peter Luedike, Hideo Andreas Baba, Markus Kamler, Tienush Rassaf
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a pleiotropic inflammatory protein and contributes to several different inflammatory and ischemic/hypoxic diseases. MIF was shown to be cardioprotective in experimental myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury and its expression is regulated by the transcription factor hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α. We here report on MIF expression in the failing human heart and assess myocardial MIF in different types of cardiomyopathy. Myocardial tissue samples from n = 30 patients were analyzed by quantitative Real-Time PCR...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027868/posttraumatic-complications-in-pediatric-skull-fracture-dural-sinus-thrombosis-arterial-dissection-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage
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Adedamola Adepoju, Matthew A Adamo
OBJECTIVE Skull fracture is associated with several intracranial injuries. The object of this study was to determine the rate of fracture associated with venous thrombosis, intracranial arterial dissection (ICAD), and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage in pediatric patients. Further, the authors aimed to highlight the features of pediatric skull fracture that predict poor neurological outcomes. METHOD In this retrospective study, the authors evaluated the records of 258 pediatric patients who had incurred a traumatic skull fracture in the period from 2009 to 2015...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027859/quantitative-cerebral-blood-flow-using-xenon-enhanced-ct-after-decompressive-craniectomy-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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Aditya Vedantam, Claudia S Robertson, Shankar P Gopinath
OBJECTIVE Few studies have reported on changes in quantitative cerebral blood flow (CBF) after decompressive craniectomy and the impact of these measures on clinical outcome. The aim of the present study was to evaluate global and regional CBF patterns in relation to cerebral hemodynamic parameters in patients after decompressive craniectomy for traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS The authors studied clinical and imaging data of patients who underwent xenon-enhanced CT (XeCT) CBF studies after decompressive craniectomy for evacuation of a mass lesion and/or to relieve intractable intracranial hypertension...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027276/natural-medicines-for-acute-renal-failure-a-review
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REVIEW
Motahareh Boozari, Hossein Hosseinzadeh
Acute renal failure (ARF) is a life-threating disease with high mortality percentage. Two important mechanisms of ARF are inflammation and oxidative stress. Plants are rich source of antioxidant compounds and have a strong anti-inflammatory activity, so they may be useful for the treatment of ARF. Some herbal medicines are effective against different models of experimentally induced ARF such as cisplatin, gentamicin, glycerol, and ischemia-reperfusion injury. Some of these plants such as ginseng, black seed, ginger, garlic, grape, pomegranate, saffron, and green tea are so famous and are effective against various models of ARF...
October 13, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027227/missing-in-action-the-meaning-of-cell-death-in-tissue-damage-and-inflammation
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REVIEW
Luis E Muñoz, Moritz Leppkes, Tobias A Fuchs, Markus Hoffmann, Martin Herrmann
Billions of cells die every day in higher organisms as part of the normal process of tissue homeostasis. During special conditions like in development, acute infections, mechanical injuries, and immunity, cell death is a common denominator and it exerts profound effects in the outcome of these scenarios. To prevent the accumulation of aged, superfluous, infected, damaged and dead cells, professional phagocytes act in a rapid and efficient manner to clear the battle field and avoid spread of the destruction...
November 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027219/death-begets-a-new-beginning
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Lidia Bosurgi, Lindsey D Hughes, Carla V Rothlin, Sourav Ghosh
Cell death is a perpetual feature of tissue microenvironments; each day under homeostatic conditions, billions of cells die and must be swiftly cleared by phagocytes. However, cell death is not limited to this natural turnover-apoptotic cell death can be induced by infection, inflammation, or severe tissue injury. Phagocytosis of apoptotic cells is thus coupled to specific functions, from the induction of growth factors that can stimulate the replacement of dead cells to the promotion of tissue repair or tissue remodeling in the affected site...
November 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027186/novel-technique-for-intraoperative-sciatic-nerve-assessment-in-complex-primary-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-pilot-study
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Shai S Shemesh, Jonathan Robinson, Samuel Overley, Michael J Bronson, Calin S Moucha, Darwin Chen
INTRODUCTION: Sciatic nerve injury (SNI) is a potentially devastating complication after total hip arthroplasty (THA). Intraoperative neural monitoring has been found in several studies to be useful in preventing SNI, but can be difficult to implement. In this study, we examine the results of using a handheld nerve stimulator for intraoperative sciatic nerve (SN) monitoring during complex THA requiring limb lengthening and/or significant manipulation of the SN. METHODS: A consecutive series of 11 cases (9 patients, 11 hips) with either severe developmental dysplasia of the hip (Crowe 3-4) or other underlying conditions requiring complex hip reconstruction involving significant leg lengthening and/or nerve manipulation...
October 9, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026845/osteonecrosis-of-the-jaws-in-patient-received-bisphosphonates-and-sunitinib-separately-a-case-report
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Farzaneh Ashrafi, Ali Derakhshandeh, Bijan Movahedian, Azadeh Moghaddas
Recently published reports have suggested that antiangiogenic drugs such as sunitinib could potentiate the osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) induced by bisphosphonates (BPs) and even induce this adverse effect per se. We reported a case of ONJ with renal cell carcinoma under sunitinib medication and history of BPs therapy. A 53-year-old man was referred to the oral surgery clinic complaining of painful exposed oral lesion and bone extraction from right lower jaw in the mouth. He underwent nephrectomy followed by 5 months treatment with cycles of 50 mg sunitinib (Sutent(®)) once a day for 4 weeks followed by 2 weeks drug free before lesion exposure in October 2016...
July 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026688/establishing-the-presence-or-absence-of-chronic-kidney-disease-uses-and-limitations-of-formulas-estimating-the-glomerular-filtration-rate
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REVIEW
Ahmed Alaini, Deepak Malhotra, Helbert Rondon-Berrios, Christos P Argyropoulos, Zeid J Khitan, Dominic S C Raj, Mark Rohrscheib, Joseph I Shapiro, Antonios H Tzamaloukas
The development of formulas estimating glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) from serum creatinine and cystatin C and accounting for certain variables affecting the production rate of these biomarkers, including ethnicity, gender and age, has led to the current scheme of diagnosing and staging chronic kidney disease (CKD), which is based on eGFR values and albuminuria. This scheme has been applied extensively in various populations and has led to the current estimates of prevalence of CKD. In addition, this scheme is applied in clinical studies evaluating the risks of CKD and the efficacy of various interventions directed towards improving its course...
September 26, 2017: World Journal of Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026665/lasting-bilateral-mydriasis-after-traumatic-brain-injury-may-not-always-be-a-lost-case
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Alkinoos Athanasiou, Ioannis Balogiannis, Ioannis Magras
BACKGROUND: Lasting bilateral mydriasis and absence of pupillary light reflex following severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) are considered signs of irreversible brainstem damage and have been strongly associated with poor outcome. CASE DESCRIPTION: A young female patient presented with severe TBI, contusions, and diffuse brain edema. She was initially treated medically, but developed delayed secondary refractory intracranial hypertension and bilaterally dilated, non-reactive pupils for 12 h...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
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