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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344779/trigeminal-neuropathy-in-vestibular-schwannoma-a-treatment-algorithm-to-avoid-long-term-morbidity
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Luke Galloway, Nachi Palaniappan, Geoffrey Shone, Caroline Hayhurst
BACKGROUND: Trigeminal neuropathy (TGN) can occur as a presenting feature of vestibular schwannoma (VS) or as an adverse effect of radiosurgery. This study was designed to evaluate a treatment algorithm for presenting symptoms of TGN in patients with VS, and a new radiosurgery dosimetric tolerance to avoid TGN after treatment. Outcome was measured after microsurgery (MS), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (HSRT), and fractionated radiotherapy (FRT)...
January 17, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343470/cognition-in-multiple-sclerosis-state-of-the-field-and-priorities-for-the-future
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James F Sumowski, Ralph Benedict, Christian Enzinger, Massimo Filippi, Jeroen J Geurts, Paivi Hamalainen, Hanneke Hulst, Matilde Inglese, Victoria M Leavitt, Maria A Rocca, Eija M Rosti-Otajarvi, Stephen Rao
Cognitive decline is recognized as a prevalent and debilitating symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS), especially deficits in episodic memory and processing speed. The field aims to (1) incorporate cognitive assessment into standard clinical care and clinical trials, (2) utilize state-of-the-art neuroimaging to more thoroughly understand neural bases of cognitive deficits, and (3) develop effective, evidence-based, clinically feasible interventions to prevent or treat cognitive dysfunction, which are lacking. There are obstacles to these goals...
January 17, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343241/clinical-features-and-dysfunctions-of-iron-metabolism-in-parkinson-disease-patients-with-hyper-echogenicity-in-substantia-nigra-a-cross-sectional-study
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Shu-Yang Yu, Chen-Jie Cao, Li-Jun Zuo, Ze-Jie Chen, Teng-Hong Lian, Fang Wang, Yang Hu, Ying-Shan Piao, Li-Xia Li, Peng Guo, Li Liu, Qiu-Jin Yu, Rui-Dan Wang, Piu Chan, Sheng-di Chen, Xiao-Min Wang, Wei Zhang
BACKGROUND: Transcranial ultrasound is a useful tool for providing the evidences for the early diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Parkinson disease (PD). However, the relationship between hyper echogenicity in substantia nigra (SN) and clinical symptoms of PD patients remains unknown, and the role of dysfunction of iron metabolism on the pathogenesis of SN hyper echogenicity is unclear. METHODS: PD patients was detected by transcranial sonography and divided into with no hyper echogenicity (PDSN-) group and with hyper echogenicity (PDSN+) group...
January 17, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337024/moderators-of-treatment-outcomes-following-telehealth-self-management-and-education-in-adults-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Dawn M Ehde, Anne Arewasikporn, Kevin N Alschuler, Abbey J Hughes, Aaron P Turner
OBJECTIVE: To examine moderators of treatment effects in a randomized controlled trial comparing a telehealth self-management intervention to a telehealth MS education intervention for fatigue, pain, and mood in adults with multiple sclerosis (MS). DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a single-blind randomized controlled trial. SETTING: community. PARTICIPANTS: Adults with MS and chronic fatigue, chronic pain, and/or moderate depressive symptoms (N=163) recruited from across the United States...
January 11, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333891/therapeutic-potential-of-zataria-multiflora-boiss-in-treatment-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs
#5
Mohaddese Mahboubi
Irritable Bowel syndrome (IBS), the most common chronic functional gastrointestinal disorder, is categorized as IBS-C and IBS-D, which are equivalent to Ghoolenj Rihi and Maghs Rihi in Iranian traditional medicine. One of the main applications of Zataria multiflora Boiss in traditional medicine is its efficacy in the gastrointestinal tract with symptoms such as IBS. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of Zataria multiflora essential oil in management of IBS. We used all the accessible references (electronic and published books, theses, and reports) to write this article...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332021/the-effects-of-reflexology-on-fatigue-and-anxiety-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Afitap Ozdelikara, Seval Agcadiken Alkan
Context • Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory, demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. In addition to the progressive nature of the disease, devastating symptoms adversely affect the patient's daily life and future expectations. This situation leads patients to seek complementary and alternative treatments. Objectives • This study was conducted to determine the effects of reflexology on fatigue severity and anxiety in patients with MS. Design • The research was a quasi-experimental, pretest-posttest design...
January 15, 2018: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331024/combination-therapy-of-lovastatin-and-ampk-activator-improves-mitochondrial-and-peroxisomal-functions-and-clinical-disease-in-eae-model
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Inderjit Singh, Devadoss J Samuvel, Seungho Choi, Nishant Saxena, Avtar K Singh, Jeseong Won
Recent studies report that loss and dysfunction of mitochondria and peroxisomes contribute to the myelin and axonal damage in multiple sclerosis (MS). In this study, we investigated the efficacy of lovastatin and AMPK activator (AICAR) combination on the loss and dysfunction of mitochondria and peroxisomes and myelin and axonal damage in the spinal cords, relative to the clinical disease symptoms, using a mouse model of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE, a model for MS). We observed that lovastatin and AICAR treatments individually provided partial protection of mitochondria/peroxisomes, myelin/axons, and thus partial attenuation of clinical disease in EAE mice...
January 13, 2018: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330324/betaine-ameliorates-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-by-inhibiting-dendritic-cell-derived-il-6-production-and-th17-differentiation
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Cuixia Yang, Weiming Lai, Jinfeng Zhou, Xinyuan Zheng, Yingying Cai, Wanjie Yang, Sirong Xie, Yuan Gao, Changsheng Du
IL-17-secreting T cells (Th17 cells) play a pathogenic role in multiple autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS), and dendritic cell (DC)-derived cytokines play pivotal roles in promoting the differentiation of naive CD4+ T cells into Th cell subsets (Th1 and Th17). Therefore, small molecules blocking the key cytokines produced by DCs will be beneficial in MS. In this article, we report that betaine treatment ameliorates MS pathogenesis by inhibiting DC-derived IL-6 production and Th17 differentiation...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330226/mitotane-treatment-in-patients-with-metastatic-testicular-leydig-cell-tutor-associated-with-severe-androgen-excess
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Vasileios Chortis, Nicholas J Johal, Irina Bancos, Matthew Evans, Kassiani Skordilis, Peter Guest, Michael H Cullen, Emilio Porfiri, Wiebke Arlt
Mitotane (o,p'DDD) is established in the adjuvant and advanced stage treatment of adrenocortical carcinoma and counteracts both tumour growth and tumour-related steroid production. Both the adrenal glands and the gonads are steroidogenically active organs and share a common embryogenic origin. Here we describe the effects of mitotane in two patients with metastatic Leydig cell tumour (LCT) of the testes and associated severe androgen excess (serum testosterone 93 and 88 nmol/l, respectively; male reference range 7-27 nmol/L)...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324447/characteristic-motor-and-nonmotor-symptoms-related-to-quality-of-life-in-drug-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-late-onset-parkinson-disease
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Hea Ree Park, Jinyoung Youn, Jin Whan Cho, Eung-Seok Oh, Ji Sun Kim, Suyeon Park, Wooyoung Jang, Jin Se Park
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Unlike young-onset Parkinson disease (YOPD), characteristics of late-onset PD (LOPD) have not yet been clearly elucidated. We investigated characteristic features and symptoms related to quality of life (QoL) in LOPD patients. METHODS: We recruited drug-naïve, early PD patients. The patient cohort was divided into 3 subgroups based on patient age at onset (AAO): the YOPD group (AAO <50 years), the middle-onset PD (MOPD) group, and the LOPD group (AAO ≥70 years)...
January 12, 2018: Neuro-degenerative Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324301/depression-and-fatigue-in-multiple-sclerosis-relation-to-exposure-to-violence-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-immunomarkers
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Philip Brenner, Mathias Granqvist, Johan Königsson, Faiez Al Nimer, Fredrik Piehl, Jussi Jokinen
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neuroinflammatory condition characterized by chronic dysregulation of immune responses leading to repeated episodes of inflammation in the central nervous system. Depression and fatigue are common among MS patients, even in early disease phases, and the disease course can be negatively affected by stressful events. IL-6 and IL-8 have been associated with depression and stressful life events in non-MS patients. The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between depression, fatigue, and exposure to violence, with IL-6 and IL-8 levels in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of MS patients...
January 4, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321706/validity-and-reliability-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-multiple-sclerosis-related-symptom-checklist
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Zeliha Tülek, Cansu Polat, Murat Kürtüncü, Mefkure Eraksoy
Introduction: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that causes different symptoms in each attack and has an individual-specific course. Detailed questioning and recording of MS symptoms is important for developing a management plan for individual-specific symptoms. The present study was planned to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of "Multiple Sclerosis-Related Symptom Checklist" (MS-RS), which has been developed for patients to personally follow-up the symptoms they experience...
December 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318429/effect-of-intra-articular-injection-of-intermediate-weight-hyaluronic-acid-on-hip-and-knee-cartilage-in-vivo-evaluation-using-t2-mapping
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Giulio Ferrero, Luca Maria Sconfienza, Francesco Fiz, Emanuele Fabbro, Angelo Corazza, Daniele Dettore, Davide Orlandi, Carlo Castellazzo, Stefano Tornago, Giovanni Serafini
OBJECTIVES: We used T2 mapping to quantify the effect of intra-articular hyaluronic acid administration (IAHAA) on cartilage with correlation to clinical symptoms. METHODS: One hundred two patients with clinical and MRI diagnosis of hip or knee grade I-III chondropathy were prospectively included. All patients received a standard MRI examination of the affected hip/knee (one joint/patient) and T2-mapping multiecho sequence for cartilage evaluation. T2 values of all slices were averaged and used for analysis...
January 9, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315952/liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-for-the-detection-of-ash-tree-metabolites-following-emerald-ash-borer-infestation
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Naomi L Stock, Michael C Doran, Ron F Bonner, Raymond E March
RATIONALE: The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis, an invasive insect detected in the U.S.A. and Canada in 2002, is a threat to ash trees with both ecological and economic implications. Early detection of EAB-infestation is difficult due to lack of visible signs and symptoms in the early stages of attack, but is essential to prevent ash mortality. An efficient and reliable tool for the early detection of EAB-infestation would be advantageous. METHODS: A mass spectrometry-based metabolomics approach, using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), has been used to investigate the leaf metabolites of both healthy and EAB-infested trees...
January 5, 2018: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310671/antituberculosis-activity-phytochemical-identification-of-costus-speciosus-j-koenig-sm-cymbopogon-citratus-dc-ex-nees-stapf-and-tabernaemontana-coronaria-l-willd-and-their-effects-on-the-growth-kinetics-and-cellular-integrity-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-h37rv
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Suriyati Mohamad, Nur Najihah Ismail, Thaigarajan Parumasivam, Pazilah Ibrahim, Hasnah Osman, Habibah A Wahab
BACKGROUND: Costus speciosus, Cymbopogon citratus, and Tabernaemontana coronaria are herbal plants traditionally used as remedies for symptoms of tuberculosis (TB) including cough. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the in vitro anti-TB activity of different solvent partitions of these plants, to identify the phytochemical compounds, and to assess the effects of the most active partitions on the growth kinetics and cellular integrity of the tubercle organism. METHODS: The in vitro anti-TB activity of different solvent partitions of the plant materials was determined against M...
January 8, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301239/characterization-of-vasorelaxant-principles-from-the-needles-of-pinus-morrisonicola-hayata
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Guan-Heng Chen, Yue-Chiun Li, Nan-Hei Lin, Ping-Chung Kuo, Jason T C Tzen
Pinus morrisonicola Hayata, usually called Taiwan five-leaf pine (5LP), is an endemic species in Taiwan and is traditionally used to relieve hypertension symptoms and improve cardiovascular function. In this study, the needle extract of 5LP was fractionated and analyzed by LC/MS/MS to search for possible antihypertensive candidates. In addition, bioassay-guided purification of the bioactive components was performed by Ca2+ fluorescent signal (Fluo 4-AM) assays. Two dihydrobenzofuran lignans, pinumorrisonide A (1) and icariside E4 (2), and one acylated flavonoid glycoside, kaempferol 3-O-α-(6‴-p-coumaroylglucosyl-β-1,4-rhamnoside) (3) were characterized from the active fractions...
December 31, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300700/understanding-the-physiological-significance-of-four-inertial-gait-features-in-multiple-sclerosis
#17
Sriram Raju Dandu, Matthew M Engelhard, Asma Qureshi, Jiaqi Gong, John C Lach, Maite Brandt-Pearce, Myla D Goldman
Gait impairment in multiple sclerosis (MS) can result from muscle weakness, physical fatigue, lack of coordination, and other symptoms. Walking speed, as measured by a number of clinician-administered walking tests, is the primary measure of gait impairment used by clinical researchers, but inertial gait features from body-worn sensors have been proven to add clinical value. This paper seeks to understand and differentiate the physiological significance of four such features with proven value in MS to facilitate adoption by clinical researchers and incorporation in gait monitoring and analysis systems...
January 2018: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299379/headache-in-the-first-manifestation-of-multiple-sclerosis%C3%A2-%C3%A2-prospective-multicenter-study
#18
Marcel Gebhardt, Peter Kropp, Tim P Jürgens, Frank Hoffmann, Uwe K Zettl
Objectives: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most frequent immune-mediated inflammation of the central nervous system that can lead to early disability. Headaches have not been considered as MS-related symptoms initially, whereas higher prevalence rates were reported since 2000. Postmortem histological analyses of MS patients' brains revealed lymphoid follicle-like structures in the cerebral meninges which suggest a possible pathophysiological explanation for the high headache prevalence in MS...
December 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298855/effects-of-physical-comorbidities-on-disability-progression-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Tingting Zhang, Helen Tremlett, Feng Zhu, Elaine Kingwell, John D Fisk, Virender Bhan, Trudy Campbell, Karen Stadnyk, Robert Carruthers, Christina Wolfson, Sharon Warren, Ruth Ann Marrie
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between physical comorbidities and disability progression in multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using linked health administrative and clinical databases in 2 Canadian provinces. Participants included adults with incident MS between 1990 and 2010 who entered the cohort at their MS symptom onset date. Comorbidity status was identified with validated algorithms for health administrative data and was measured during the 1 year before study entry and throughout the study period...
January 3, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285814/altered-motor-plasticity-in-an-acute-relapse-of-multiple-sclerosis
#20
Isabelle Wirsching, Mathias Buttmann, Thorsten Odorfer, Jens Volkmann, Joseph Classen, Daniel Zeller
In relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) the symptoms of a clinical relapse subside over time. Neuroplasticity is believed to play an important compensatory role. In this study we assessed excitability-decreasing plasticity during an acute relapse of MS and 12 weeks afterwards. Motor plasticity was examined in 19 patients with clinically isolated syndrome or RRMS during a steroid-treated relapse (t1) and 12 weeks afterwards (t2) using paired-associative stimulation (PAS10). This method combines repetitive electric nerve stimulation with transcranial magnetic stimulation of the contralateral motor cortex to model long-term synaptic depression in the human cortex...
December 29, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
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