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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350333/deltoid-muscle-morphometry-as-an-index-of-impaired-skeletal-muscularity-in-neonatal-intensive-care
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Theodore Dassios, Ourania Kaltsogianni, Miltiadis Krokidis, Ann Hickey, Anne Greenough
We hypothesised that extremely premature infants would have decreased muscle mass at term-corrected age compared to term-born infants and that the degree of reduced muscle mass acquisition would correlate with the duration of invasive mechanical ventilation. The MRI brain scans of infants admitted in the neonatal unit at King's College Hospital between 1 January 2010 and 1 June 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. The coronal cross-sectional area of the left deltoid muscle (DCSA) was measured in 17 infants born < 28 weeks of gestation and in 20 infants born at term...
January 19, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350084/exploring-assistive-technology-use-to-support-cognition-in-college-students-with-histories-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Jessica Brown, Madeline Wollersheim
PURPOSE: College students with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) may experience chronic cognitive deficits necessitating use of external supports for daily task completion. The purpose of this study was to explore cognitive support system selection and use by students with histories of mTBI when completing novel prospective memory tasks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We implemented a multiple case study, sequential explanatory mixed-methods design with three participants...
January 19, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344975/extracellular-matrix-and-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Naijil George, Herbert M Geller
The brain extracellular matrix (ECM) plays a crucial role in both the developing and adult brain by providing structural support and mediating cell-cell interactions. In this review, we focus on the major constituents of the ECM and how they function in both normal and injured brain, and summarize the changes in the composition of the ECM as well as how these changes either promote or inhibit recovery of function following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Modulation of ECM composition to facilitates neuronal survival, regeneration and axonal outgrowth is a potential therapeutic target for TBI treatment...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344420/the-effects-of-baicalin-and-baicalein-on-cerebral-ischemia-a-review
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REVIEW
Wei Liang, Xiaobo Huang, Wenqiang Chen
Ischemic stroke, producing a high mortality and morbidity rate, is a common clinical disease. Enhancing the prevention and control of ischemic stroke is particularly important. Baicalin and its aglycon baicalein are flavonoids extracted from Scutellaria baicalensis, an important traditional Chinese herb. In recent years, a growing body of evidences has shown that baicalin and baicalein could be effective in the treatment of cerebral ischemia. Pharmacokinetic studies have shown that baicalin could penetrate the blood-brain barrier and distribute in cerebral nuclei...
December 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341803/licorice-pretreatment-protects-against-brain-damage-induced-by-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-in-mice
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Chiyeon Lim, Sehyun Lim, Byoungho Lee, Buyeo Kim, Suin Cho
Licorice is extracted from the roots of plants in the Glycyrrhiza genus, especially Glycyrrhiza uralensis in China and Korea. It has several pharmacological activities, including neuro-protective, anti-fungal, and anti-cariogenic effects. Ischemia/reperfusion-induced brain injury is a leading cause of adult disability and death; thus, the identification of anti-apoptotic, neuro-protective therapeutic agents is viewed as an attractive drug development strategy. Infarct volumes and the expression of several apoptosis-related proteins, including Bcl-xL, Bcl-2, caspase-8, and caspase-9, were evaluated by western blotting in the brains of mice subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341793/platelet-transfusion-does-not-improve-outcomes-in-patients-with-brain-injury-on-antiplatelet-therapy
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Jeremy L Holzmacher, Cassandra Reynolds, Mayur Patel, Patrick Maluso, Seth Holland, Nathaniel Gamsky, Henry Moore, Elizabeth Acquista, Matthew Carrick, Richard Amdur, Heather Hancock, Michael Metzler, Julie Dunn, Babak Sarani
INTRODUCTION: Platelet dysfunction following traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with worse outcomes. The efficacy of platelet transfusion to reverse antiplatelet medication (APM) remains unknown. Thrombelastography platelet mapping (TEG-PM) assesses platelet function. We hypothesize that platelet transfusion can reverse the effects of APM but does not improve outcomes following TBI. METHODS: An observational study at six US trauma centres was performed. Adult patients on APM with CT evident TBI after blunt injury were enrolled...
January 17, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341066/cerebral-near-infrared-spectroscopy-nirs-for-perioperative-monitoring-of-brain-oxygenation-in-children-and-adults
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Yun Yu, Kaiying Zhang, Ling Zhang, Huantao Zong, Lingzhong Meng, Ruquan Han
BACKGROUND: Various techniques have been employed for the early detection of perioperative cerebral ischaemia and hypoxia. Cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is increasingly used in this clinical scenario to monitor brain oxygenation. However, it is unknown whether perioperative cerebral NIRS monitoring and the subsequent treatment strategies are of benefit to patients. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of perioperative cerebral NIRS monitoring and corresponding treatment strategies in adults and children, compared with blinded or no cerebral oxygenation monitoring, or cerebral oxygenation monitoring based on non-NIRS technologies, on the detection of cerebral oxygen desaturation events (CDEs), neurological outcomes, non-neurological outcomes and socioeconomic impact (including cost of hospitalization and length of hospital stay)...
January 17, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338384/human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-preserve-adult-newborn-neurons-and-reduce-neurological-injury-after-cerebral-ischemia-by-reducing-the-number-of-hypertrophic-microglia-macrophages
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Willie Lin, Yogi Chang-Yo Hsuan, Mao-Tsun Lin, Ting-Wei Kuo, Cheng-Hsien Lin, Yu-Chin Su, Ko-Chi Niu, Ching-Ping Chang, Hung-Jung Lin
Microglia are the first source of a neuroinflammatory cascade, which seems to be involved in every phase of stroke-related neuronal damage. Two weeks after transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO), vehicle-treated rats displayed higher numbers of total ionized calcium-binding adaptor molecule 1 (Iba-1)-positive cells, greater cell body areas of Iba-1-positive cells, and higher numbers of hypertrophic Iba-1-positive cells (with a cell body area over 80 μm2) in the ipsilateral ischemic brain regions including the frontal cortex, striatum, and parietal cortex...
November 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337277/compensatory-dopaminergic-cholinergic-interactions-in-conflict-processing-evidence-from-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Kamin Kim, Nicolaas I Bohnen, Martijn L T M Müller, Cindy Lustig
Executive functions are complex both in the cognitive operations involved and in the neural structures and functions that support those operations. This complexity makes executive function highly vulnerable to the detrimental effects of aging, brain injury, and disease, but may also open paths to compensation. Neural compensation is often used to explain findings of additional or altered patterns of brain activations by older adults or patient populations compared to young adults or healthy controls, especially when associated with relatively preserved performance...
January 11, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335619/cytokine-mif-enhances-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-impact-for-therapy-in-ischemic-stroke
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Yu-Chuan Liu, Yung-Hsu Tsai, Sung-Chun Tang, Houng-Chi Liou, Kai-Hsiang Kang, Horng-Huei Liou, Jiann-Shing Jeng, Wen-Mei Fu
Ischemic stroke is a devastating disease with limited therapeutic options. It is very urgent to find a new target for drug development. Here we found that the blood level of MIF in ischemic stroke patients is upregulated. To figure out the pathological role of MIF in ischemic stroke, both in vitro and in vivo studies were conducted. For in vitro studies, primary cortical neuron cultures and adult rat brain endothelial cells (ARBECs) were subjected to oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)/reoxygenation. Middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAo) rodent models were used for in vivo studies...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334802/youth-and-young-adults-with-acquired-brain-injury-transition-towards-work-related-roles-a-qualitative-study
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Alicia Paniccia, Heather Colquhoun, Bonnie Kirsh, Sally Lindsay
PURPOSE: The purpose of this research was to explore the experiences of youth and young adults with acquired brain injury as they transition towards work-related roles. Little is known about employment experiences among this age group. Understanding their perspectives can inform programs and clinical practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A descriptive qualitative design, including semi-structured interviews with 14 participants (8 females; 6 males) was used. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using an open-coding, thematic approach...
January 15, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333742/parvalbumin-fast-spiking-interneurons-are-selectively-altered-by-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
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Joshua Nichols, George Reed Bjorklund, Jason Newbern, Trent Anderson
Pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in children. Traditionally, ongoing neurodevelopment and neuroplasticity have thought to confer children with an advantage following TBI. However, recent findings indicate that the pediatric brain may be more sensitive to brain injury. Inhibitory interneurons are essential for proper cortical function and implicated in the pathophysiology of TBI, yet few studies have directly examined for TBI induced changes to interneurons themselves...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331881/ameliorative-role-of-genistein-against-age-dependent-chronic-arsenic-toxicity-in-murine-brains-via-the-regulation-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-signaling-cascades
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Sukanya Saha, Pritam Sadhukhan, Sushweta Mahalanobish, Sayanta Dutta, Parames C Sil
Brain is highly prone to oxidative damage due to its huge lipid content and extensive energy requirements. Exogenous insult in brain via oxidative injury can lead to severe pathophysiological conditions. Age-dependent deterioration of normal brain functions is also noteworthy. Genistein, a polyphenolic isoflavonoid, obtained from the soy plant, is well known to protect against several diseased conditions. Here, in this study chronic brain toxicity model was developed using oral administration of arsenic for 90 days in adult and aged murines...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328003/characterizing-the-type-and-location-of-intracranial-abnormalities-in-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Harri Isokuortti, Grant L Iverson, Noah D Silverberg, Anneli Kataja, Antti Brander, Juha Öhman, Teemu M Luoto
OBJECTIVE The incidence of intracranial abnormalities after mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) varies widely across studies. This study describes the characteristics of intracranial abnormalities (acute/preexisting) in a large representative sample of head-injured patients who underwent CT imaging in an emergency department. METHODS CT scans were systematically analyzed/coded in the TBI Common Data Elements framework. Logistic regression modeling was used to quantify risk factors for traumatic intracranial abnormalities in patients with mild TBIs...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327631/the-association-between-adverse-childhood-experiences-and-adult-traumatic-brain-injury-concussion-a-scoping-review
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Zechen Ma, Mark T Bayley, Laure Perrier, Priya Dhir, Lana Dépatie, Paul Comper, Lesley Ruttan, Christine Lay, Sarah E P Munce
BACKGROUND: Adverse childhood experiences are significant risk factors for physical and mental illnesses in adulthood. Traumatic brain injury/concussion is a challenging condition where pre-injury factors may affect recovery. The association between childhood adversity and traumatic brain injury/concussion has not been previously reviewed. The research question addressed is: What is known from the existing literature about the association between adverse childhood experiences and traumatic brain injury/concussion in adults? METHODS: All original studies of any type published in English since 2007 on adverse childhood experiences and traumatic brain injury/concussion outcomes were included...
January 12, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327429/in-vivo-migration-of-endogenous-brain-progenitor-cells-guided-by-an-injectable-peptide-amphiphile-biomaterial
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Reza Motalleb, Eric J Berns, Piyush Patel, Julie Gold, Samuel I Stupp, H Georg Kuhn
Biomaterials hold great promise in helping the adult brain regenerate and rebuild after trauma. Peptide amphiphiles (PA) are highly versatile biomaterials, gelling and forming macromolecular structures when exposed to physiological levels of electrolytes. We are here reporting on the first ever in vivo use of self-assembling peptide amphiphile carrying a Tenascin-C signal (E2 Ten-C PA) for the re-direction of endogenous neuroblasts in the rodent brain. The PA forms highly aligned nanofibers, displaying the migratory sequence of Tenascin-C glycoprotein as epitope...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317223/cluster-analysis-of-vulnerable-groups-in-acute-tbi-rehabilitation
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Erkut N Kucukboyaci, Coralynn Long, Michelle Smith, Joseph F Rath, Tamara Bushnik
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the complex relationship between various social indicators that contribute to socioeconomic status and healthcare barriers. DESIGN: Cluster analysis of historical patient data obtained from inpatient visits. SETTING: Setting: Inpatient rehabilitation unit in a large, urban university hospital PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients receiving acute inpatient care, predominantly for closed head injury. INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: We examined the membership of TBI patients in various "vulnerable group" (VG) clusters (e...
January 6, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316696/protective-effects-of-protocatechuic-acid-on-seizure-induced-neuronal-death
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Song Hee Lee, Bo Young Choi, A Ra Kho, Jeong Hyun Jeong, Dae Ki Hong, Sang Hwon Lee, Sang Yup Lee, Min Woo Lee, Hong Ki Song, Hui Chul Choi, Sang Won Suh
Protocatechuic acid (PCA) is a type of phenolic acid found in green tea and has been shown to have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. However, the effect of PCA on pilocarpine seizure-induced neuronal death in the hippocampus has not been evaluated. In the present study, we investigated the potential therapeutic effects of PCA on seizure-induced brain injury. Epileptic seizure was induced by intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of pilocarpine (25 mg/kg) in adult male rats, and PCA (30 mg/kg) was injected into the intraperitoneal space for three consecutive days after the seizure...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313872/validation-of-the-early-functional-abilities-scale-an-assessment-of-four-dimensions-in-early-recovery-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Ingrid Poulsen, Svend Kreiner, Aase W Engberg
OBJECTIVE: The Early Functional Abilities scale assesses the restoration of brain function after brain injury, based on 4 dimensions. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the validity, objectivity, reliability and measurement precision of the Early Functional Abilities scale by Rasch model item analysis. A secondary objective was to examine the relationship between the Early Functional Abilities scale and the Functional Independence Measurement™, in order to establish the criterion validity of the Early Functional Abilities scale and to compare the sensitivity of measurements using the 2 instruments...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312748/acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-traumatic-brain-injury-how-do-we-manage-it
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REVIEW
Valentina Della Torre, Rafael Badenes, Francesco Corradi, Fabrizio Racca, Andrea Lavinio, Basil Matta, Federico Bilotta, Chiara Robba
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. TBI patients frequently suffer from lung complications and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which is associated with poor clinical outcomes. Moreover, the association between TBI and ARDS in trauma patients is well recognized. Mechanical ventilation of patients with a concomitance of acute brain injury and lung injury can present significant challenges. Frequently, guidelines recommending management strategies for patients with traumatic brain injuries come into conflict with what is now considered best ventilator practice...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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