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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331082/mechanistic-target-of-rapamycin-complex-1-and-2-in-human-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Delia M Talos, Leah M Jacobs, Sarah Gourmaud, Carlos A Coto, Hongyu Sun, Kuei-Cheng Lim, Timothy H Lucas, Kathryn A Davis, Maria Martinez-Lage, Frances E Jensen
OBJECTIVE: Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is a chronic epilepsy syndrome defined by seizures and progressive neurological disabilities, including cognitive impairments, anxiety and depression. Here, human TLE specimens were investigated focusing on the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) Complex 1 (mTORC1) and Complex 2 (mTORC2) activities in the brain, as both pathways may represent unique targets for treatment. METHODS: Surgically resected hippocampal and temporal lobe samples from therapy-resistant TLE patients were analyzed by Western blotting to quantify the expression of established mTORC1 and mTORC2 activity markers and upstream or downstream signaling pathways involving the two complexes...
January 13, 2018: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281825/somatic-mutations-activating-the-mtor-pathway-in-dorsal-telencephalic-progenitors-cause-a-continuum-of-cortical-dysplasias
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Alissa M D'Gama, Mollie B Woodworth, Amer A Hossain, Sara Bizzotto, Nicole E Hatem, Christopher M LaCoursiere, Imad Najm, Zhong Ying, Edward Yang, A James Barkovich, David J Kwiatkowski, Harry V Vinters, Joseph R Madsen, Gary W Mathern, Ingmar Blümcke, Annapurna Poduri, Christopher A Walsh
Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) and hemimegalencephaly (HME) are epileptogenic neurodevelopmental malformations caused by mutations in mTOR pathway genes. Deep sequencing of these genes in FCD/HME brain tissue identified an etiology in 27 of 66 cases (41%). Radiographically indistinguishable lesions are caused by somatic activating mutations in AKT3, MTOR, and PIK3CA and germline loss-of-function mutations in DEPDC5, NPRL2, and TSC1/2, including TSC2 mutations in isolated HME demonstrating a "two-hit" model...
December 26, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278549/new-developments-in-understanding-focal-cortical-malformations
#3
Albert J Becker, Heinz Beck
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Focal cortical dysplasias (FCDs) represent common cortical malformations that are frequently associated with epilepsy. They have so far not been well understood in terms of their molecular pathogenesis, and with respect to mechanisms of seizure emergence. RECENT FINDINGS: Several recent studies have succeeded in making significant advances in understanding the molecular genetics, in particular FCD type II. A second major advance has been the development of novel rodent models of FCDs that replicate a somatic mutation seen in humans, lead to a focal lesion, and recapitulate many phenotypic features of human FCDs...
December 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259549/frequency-specific-functional-connectivity-density-as-an-effective-biomarker-for-adolescent-generalized-anxiety-disorder
#4
Zhe Zhang, Mei Liao, Zhijun Yao, Bin Hu, Yuanwei Xie, Weihao Zheng, Tao Hu, Yu Zhao, Fan Yang, Yan Zhang, Linyan Su, Lingjiang Li, Jürg Gutknecht, Dennis Majoe
Several neuropsychiatric diseases have been found to influence the frequency-specific spontaneous functional brain organization (SFBO) in resting state, demonstrating that the abnormal brain activities of different frequency bands are associated with various physiological and psychological dysfunctions. However, little is known about the frequency specificities of SFBO in adolescent generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Here, a novel complete ensemble empirical mode decomposition with adaptive noise method was applied to decompose the time series of each voxel across all participants (31 adolescent patients with GAD and 28 matched healthy controls; HCs) into four frequency-specific bands with distinct intrinsic oscillation...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197666/surgical-outcome-and-predictive-factors-of-epilepsy-surgery-in-pediatric-isolated-focal-cortical-dysplasia
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Sun Ah Choi, Soo Yeon Kim, Hyuna Kim, Woo Joong Kim, Hunmin Kim, Hee Hwang, Ji Eun Choi, Byung Chan Lim, Jong-Hee Chae, Sangjoon Chong, Ji Yeoun Lee, Ji Hoon Phi, Seung-Ki Kim, Kyu-Chang Wang, Ki Joong Kim
OBJECTIVE: Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) is a common cause of medically intractable epilepsy in children. Epilepsy surgery has been a valuable treatment option to achieve seizure freedom in these intractable epilepsy patients. We aimed to present long-term surgical outcome, in relation to pathological severity, and to assess predictive factors of epilepsy surgery in pediatric isolated FCD. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data of 58 children and adolescents, with FCD International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) task force classification types I and II, who underwent resective epilepsy surgery and were followed for at least 2 years after surgery...
November 27, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181723/electrical-conductivity-method-to-determine-sexual-dimorphisms-in-human-temporomandibular-disc-fixed-charge-density
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Gregory J Wright, Matthew C Coombs, Yongren Wu, Brooke J Damon, Thierry H Bacro, Michael J Kern, Xiaojing Chen, Hai Yao
To investigate potential mechanisms associated with the increased prevalence of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders among women, the study objective was to determine sex-dependent and region-dependent differences in fixed charge density (FCD) using an electrical conductivity method. Seventeen TMJ discs were harvested from nine males (77 ± 4 years) and eight females (86 ± 4 years). Specimens were prepared from the anterior band, posterior band, intermediate zone, medial disc and lateral disc. FCD was determined using an electrical conductivity method, assessing differences among disc regions and between sexes...
November 27, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162878/comparative-analysis-of-cytokine-chemokine-regulatory-networks-in-patients-with-hippocampal-sclerosis-hs-and-focal-cortical-dysplasia-fcd
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Arpna Srivastava, Aparna Banerjee Dixit, Debasmita Paul, Manjari Tripathi, Chitra Sarkar, P Sarat Chandra, Jyotirmoy Banerjee
Experimental and clinical evidence have demonstrated aberrant expression of cytokines/chemokines and their receptors in patients with hippocampal sclerosis (HS) and focal cortical dysplasia (FCD). However, there is limited information regarding the modulation of cytokine/chemokine-regulatory networks, suggesting contribution of miRNAs and downstream transcription factors/receptors in these pathologies. Hence, we studied the levels of multiple inflammatory mediators (IL1β, IL1Ra, IL6, IL10, CCL3, CCL4, TNFα and VEGF) along with transcriptional changes of nine related miRNAs and mRNA levels of downstream effectors of significantly altered cytokines/chemokines in brain tissues obtained from patients with HS (n = 26) and FCD (n = 26)...
November 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159426/an-initial-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-intraoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-imri-in-pediatric-epilepsy-surgery
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Matthew F Sacino, Sean S Huang, Robert F Keating, William D Gaillard, Chima O Oluigbo
PURPOSE: Previous studies have illustrated the clinical utility of the addition of intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) to conventional microsurgical resection. While iMRI requires initial capital cost investment, long-term reduction in costly follow-up management and reoperation costs may prove economically efficacious. The objective of this study is to investigate the cost-effectiveness of the addition of iMRI utilization versus conventional microsurgical techniques in focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) resection in pediatric patients with medically refractory epilepsy...
November 20, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153664/microcirculatory-blood-flow-derangements-during-severe-preeclampsia-and-hellp-syndrome
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Gustavo Adolfo Ospina-Tascón, Albaro José Nieto Calvache, Edgardo Quiñones, Humberto José Madriñan, Juan David Valencia, William Fernando Bermúdez, Javier Carvajal, María Fernanda Escobar, Daniel de Backer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the microcirculatory blood flow in severe preeclampsia and compare it with healthy pregnant and non-pregnant women controls, using a portable intravital-microscopy technique. METHODS: Using a side-stream dark field (SDF) device, we prospectively evaluated the sublingual microcirculatory blood flow before placental delivery in 40 women with severe preeclampsia (PE-group) complicated (n=8) or not (n=32) with HELLP syndrome, 40 healthy pregnant women (HP-group) matched by gestational and chronological age, and 20 healthy non-pregnant women (NP-group)...
October 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109971/%C3%AE-2%C3%AE-1-signaling-drives-cell-death-synaptogenesis-circuit-reorganization-and-gabapentin-mediated-neuroprotection-in-a-model-of-insult-induced-cortical-malformation
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Lauren A Lau, Farzad Noubary, Dongqing Wang, Chris G Dulla
Developmental cortical malformations (DCMs) result from pre- and perinatal insults, as well as genetic mutations. Hypoxia, viral infection, and traumatic injury are the most common environmental causes of DCMs, and are associated with the subsyndromes focal polymicrogyria and focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) Type IIId, both of which have a high incidence of epilepsy. Understanding the molecular signals that lead to the formation of a hyperexcitable network in DCMs is critical to devising novel treatment strategies...
September 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106684/frontal-lobe-epilepsy-surgery-in-childhood-and-adolescence-predictors-of-long-term-seizure-freedom-overall-cognitive-and-adaptive-functioning
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Georgia Ramantani, Navah Ester Kadish, Hans Mayer, Constantin Anastasopoulos, Kathrin Wagner, Gitta Reuner, Karl Strobl, Susanne Schubert-Bast, Gert Wiegand, Armin Brandt, Rudolf Korinthenberg, Irina Mader, Vera van Velthoven, Josef Zentner, Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, Thomas Bast
BACKGROUND: Although frontal lobe resections account for one-third of intralobar resections in pediatric epilepsy surgery, there is a dearth of information regarding long-term seizure freedom, overall cognitive and adaptive functioning. OBJECTIVE: To identify outcome predictors and define the appropriate timing for surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data of 75 consecutive patients aged 10.0 ± 4.9 yr at surgery that had an 8...
July 5, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101860/correlation-between-extreme-fear-and-focal-cortical-dysplasia-in-anterior-cingulate-gyrus-evidence-from-a-surgical-case-of-refractory-epilepsy
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Liang Qiao, Tao Yu, Duanyu Ni, Xueyuan Wang, Cuiping Xu, Chang Liu, Guojun Zhang, Yongjie Li
Localizing the semiology of ictal fear and seizure onset in epilepsy patients is commonly challenging due to limited value of routine electroencephalography (EEG) and very few surgical attempts. Here we reported a case of refractory epilepsy characterized by aura of extreme fear and hypermotor seizures, in which the left (dominant hemisphere) anterior cingulate gyrus (ACG) was determined to be the epileptogenic zone (EZ) through multiple modalities of presurgical evaluation including analysis of high frequency oscillation on intracranial EEG...
October 31, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097316/quantitative-surface-analysis-of-combined-mri-and-pet-enhances-detection-of-focal-cortical-dysplasias
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Yee-Leng Tan, Hosung Kim, Seunghyun Lee, Tarik Tihan, Lawrence Ver Hoef, Susanne G Mueller, Anthony James Barkovich, Duan Xu, Robert Knowlton
OBJECTIVE: Focal cortical dysplasias (FCDs) often cause pharmacoresistant epilepsy, and surgical resection can lead to seizure-freedom. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) play complementary roles in FCD identification/localization; nevertheless, many FCDs are small or subtle, and difficult to find on routine radiological inspection. We aimed to automatically detect subtle or visually-unidentifiable FCDs by building a classifier based on an optimized cortical surface sampling of combined MRI and PET features...
October 31, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069325/serial-changes-in-the-side-branch-ostial-area-after-main-vessel-stenting-with-kissing-balloon-inflation-for-coronary-bifurcation-lesions-assessed-by-3d-optical-coherence-tomography
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Tatsuhiro Fujimura, Takayuki Okamura, Hiroki Tateishi, Takeshi Nakamura, Jutaro Yamada, Tetsuro Oda, Mamoru Mochizuki, Shigehiko Nishimura, Takashi Nishimura, Masafumi Yano
Aims: We evaluated the influence of the jailing configuration and guidewire rewiring position in front of the side-branch (SB) ostium before kissing balloon inflation (KBI) against side-branch ostial area (SBOA) at follow-up using 3D optical coherence tomography (3D-OCT). Methods and results: We retrospectively analysed the cases of the 37 consecutive patients who underwent main-vessel (MV) stenting with KBI for coronary bifurcation lesion under OCT guidance and the follow-up OCT 6-12 months...
October 23, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060481/functional-clustering-approach-for-the-analysis-of-stereo-eeg-activity-patterns-in-correspondence-of-epileptic-seizures
#15
S Coelli, E Maggioni, S Cerutti, L Nobili, A Rubino, C Campana, A M Bianchi
In this study, a functional clustering approach is proposed and tested for the identification of brain functional networks emerging during sleep-related seizures. Stereo-EEG signals recorded in patients with Type II Focal Cortical Dysplasia (FCD type II), were analyzed. This novel approach is able to identify the network configuration changes in pre-ictal and early ictal periods, by grouping Stereo-EEG signals on the basis of the Cluster Index, after wavelet multiscale decomposition. Results showed that the proposed method is able to detect clusters of interacting leads, mainly overlapped on the Epileptogenic Zone (EZ) identified by a clinical expert, with distinctive configurations related to analyzed frequency ranges...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050067/-neuropathologic-findings-in-intractable-epilepsy-a-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-822-cases
#16
Z J Duan, K Yao, J Zhou, L Li, F Zhai, C Q Liu, Z Ma, Y Bian, G M Luan, X L Qi
Objective: To investigate the clinicopathologic characteristics of intractable epilepsy. Methods: Based on the classification criteria proposed by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), a retrospective analysis of the pathological characteristics was done in 822 patients who underwent epilepsy surgery in Sanbo Brain Hospital, Capital Medical University, from June 2008 to December 2012. Results: The mean age of epilepsy onset was 9.9 years, mean duration of epilepsy was 11.9 years. Complex partial seizures were the main presenting features...
October 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042522/-surgical-pathology-of-adulthood-epilepsy
#17
Hajime Miyata
Epilepsy may be the consequence of a wide range of disorders affecting the brain, including tumors and non-neoplastic lesions. A broad spectrum of structural brain lesions can be observed in epileptogenic brain tissue specimens surgically resected from patients with drug-resistant focal epilepsies. These include hippocampal sclerosis (HS), low-grade epilepsy-associated neuroepithelial tumors (LEAT), malformations of cortical development (MCD), vascular malformations, dual pathology, glial scar, and encephalitis, as well as no lesion...
October 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026838/tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-antibodies-in-fistulizing-crohn-s-disease-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pardis Zaboli, Mohammad Abdollahi, Shilan Mozaffari, Shekoufeh Nikfar
Medical treatment for fistulizing Crohn's disease (FCD) is changing rapidly over the time by the introduction of novel therapeutic medicines, while no global consensus is available. This study aims to accomplish a systematic review and meta-analysis on the efficacy of tumor necrosis factor-alpha antibodies (anti-TNF-α antibodies) versus placebo in FCD. A systematic review of published literature was carried out till December 2016, and a meta-analysis of identified studies was done. Data have been explored from PubMed, Scopus, Cochrane Library Database, and Web of Science...
July 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970788/altered-functional-connectivity-density-in-subtypes-of-parkinson-s-disease
#19
Xiaofei Hu, Yuchao Jiang, Xiaomei Jiang, Jiuquan Zhang, Minglong Liang, Jing Li, Yanling Zhang, Dezhong Yao, Cheng Luo, Jian Wang
Parkinson's disease (PD) can be classified into tremor-dominant and akinetic-rigid subtypes, each of which exhibits a unique clinical course and prognosis. The neural basis for these disparate manifestations is not well-understood, however. This study comprehensively investigated the altered functional connectivity patterns of these two subtypes. Twenty-five tremor-dominant patients, 25 akinetic-rigid patients and 26 normal control subjects participated in this study. Resting-state functional MRI data were analyzed using functional connectivity density (FCD) and seed-based functional connectivity approaches...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969917/influence-of-spark-erosion-on-the-fit-of-screw-retained-co-cr-fixed-complete-denture-frameworks-veneered-with-different-materials
#20
Anna Gabriella Camacho Presotto, Luciana Valadares Oliveira, Marina Xavier Pisani, Valentim Adelino Ricardo Barão, Marcelo Ferraz Mesquita
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Spark erosion is a fit corrective technology that can be used even after the veneering material has been applied. The framework does not require sectioning, thus preserving its mechanical resistance. However, the spark erosion effect on veneered Co-Cr fixed complete denture (FCD) frameworks has not been investigated. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate whether spark erosion is effective in improving marginal fit on screw-retained Co-Cr FCD frameworks veneered with different materials...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
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