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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331848/repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-for-apathy-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-double-blind-randomized-sham-controlled-cross-over-pilot-study
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Prasad R Padala, Kalpana P Padala, Shelly Y Lensing, Andrea N Jackson, Cassandra R Hunter, Christopher M Parkes, Richard A Dennis, Melinda M Bopp, Ricardo Caceda, Mark S Mennemeier, Paula K Roberson, Dennis H Sullivan
Apathy is a common and disabling behavioral concomitant of many neurodegenerative conditions. The presence of apathy with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is linked with heightened rates of conversion to Alzheimer's disease. Improving apathy may slow the neurodegenerative process. The objective was to establish the efficacy of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in improving apathy in older adults with MCI. An 8-week, double-blind, randomized, sham-controlled cross-over study was conducted in nine subjects (66 ± 9 years) with apathy and MCI...
January 5, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318972/repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-reverses-a%C3%AE-1-42-induced-dysfunction-in-gamma-oscillation-during-working-memory
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Wenwen Bai, Tiaotiao Liu, Mengmeng Dou, Mi Xia, Jun Lu, Xin Tian
INTRODUCTION: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease that gradually induces cognitive deficits in the elderly and working memory impairment is typically observed in AD. Amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) is a causative factor for the cognitive impairments in AD. Gamma oscillations have been recognized to play important roles in various cognitive functions including working memory. Previous study reported that Aβ induces gamma oscillation dysfunction in working memory. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) represents a technique for noninvasive stimulation to induce cortical activity and excitability changes and has been accepted for increasing brain excitability and regulating cognitive behavior...
January 9, 2018: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307007/neurophysiology-and-neurochemistry-of-corticobasal-syndrome
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Aditya A Murgai, Mandar S Jog
Corticobasal syndrome is a rare neurodegenerative disorder, which presents with a progressive, asymmetrical, akinetic rigid syndrome and early cortical signs. However, clinical, pathological, and electrophysiological heterogeneity makes the understanding of this syndrome challenging. Corticobasal syndrome can have various pathological substrates including corticobasal degeneration, Alzheimer's disease, Fronto-temporal degeneration with TDP inclusions, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277405/transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-of-the-precuneus-enhances-memory-and-neural-activity-in-prodromal-alzheimer-s-disease
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Giacomo Koch, Sonia Bonnì, Maria Concetta Pellicciari, Elias P Casula, Matteo Mancini, Romina Esposito, Viviana Ponzo, Silvia Picazio, Francesco Di Lorenzo, Laura Serra, Caterina Motta, Michele Maiella, Camillo Marra, Mara Cercignani, Alessandro Martorana, Carlo Caltagirone, Marco Bozzali
Memory loss is one of the first symptoms of typical Alzheimer's disease (AD), for which there are no effective therapies available. The precuneus (PC) has been recently emphasized as a key area for the memory impairment observed in early AD, likely due to disconnection mechanisms within large-scale networks such as the default mode network (DMN). Using a multimodal approach we investigated in a two-week, randomized, sham-controlled, double-blinded trial the effects of high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) of the PC on cognition, as measured by the Alzheimer Disease Cooperative Study Preclinical Alzheimer Cognitive Composite in 14 patients with early AD (7 females)...
December 19, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274774/nanotherapy-for-alzheimer-s-disease-and-vascular-dementia-targeting-senile-endothelium
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REVIEW
Joseph S D'Arrigo
Due to the complexity of Alzheimer's disease, multiple cellular types need to be targeted simultaneously in order for a given therapy to demonstrate any major effectiveness. Ultrasound-sensitive coated microbubbles (in a targeted lipid nanoemulsion) are available. Versatile small molecule drug(s) targeting multiple pathways of Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis are known. By incorporating such drug(s) into the targeted "lipid-coated microbubble" [LCM]/"nanoparticle-derived" [ND] (or LCM/ND) nanoemulsion type, one obtains a multitasking combination therapeutic for translational medicine...
December 8, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259554/strengthening-of-existing-episodic-memories-through-non-invasive-stimulation-of-prefrontal-cortex-in-older-adults-with-subjective-memory-complaints
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Rosa Manenti, Marco Sandrini, Elena Gobbi, Chiara Cobelli, Michela Brambilla, Giuliano Binetti, Maria Cotelli
Episodic memory is critical to daily life functioning. This type of declarative memory declines with age and is the earliest cognitive function to be compromised in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Subjective memory complaints are commonly reported by older adults and have been considered a risk factor for developing AD. The possibilities for prevention of memory disorders in older adults have increased substantially in recent years. Previous studies have shown that anodal transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) applied over the left lateral prefrontal cortex (PFC) after a contextual reminder strengthened existing verbal episodic memories, conceivably through reconsolidation, in elderly people...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234304/hypothesis-on-the-role-of-cryptochromes-in-inflammation-and-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-outcome
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Adriano Barreto Nogueira, Ariel Barreto Nogueira, José Carlos Esteves Veiga, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira
We have recently found that the temperature variability (TV) in the day-night cycle may predict the mean intracranial pressure in the following 24 h (ICP24) in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients under multimodality monitoring, sedation, and hypothermia (<35°C). Specifically, we found that ICP24 = 6 (4 - TV) mmHg. TV is the ratio between the coefficient of variation of temperature during the nocturnal and the preceding diurnal periods. This result suggests that the circadian clock reflects brain plasticity mechanisms and its malfunctioning leads to deterioration of the neurologic status...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228074/a-review-of-the-current-therapies-challenges-and-future-directions-of-transcranial-focused-ultrasound-technology-advances-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Vibhor Krishna, Francesco Sammartino, Ali Rezai
Importance: Magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound ablation has been approved for the treatment of refractory essential tremor and is being studied for other neurological indications, including dyskinesias and tremor in Parkinson disease, dystonia, neuropathic pain, obsessive-compulsive disorder, epilepsy, and brain tumors. Objective: To review the scientific foundations of FUS technology, existing neurological applications, and future advances. Evidence Review: PubMed was searched for the past 10 years using the terms "transcranial ultrasound," "focused ultrasound," and "neurological applications...
December 11, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195744/discrimination-of-atypical-parkinsonisms-with-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation
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Alberto Benussi, Valentina Dell'Era, Valentina Cantoni, Clarissa Ferrari, Salvatore Caratozzolo, Luca Rozzini, Antonella Alberici, Alessandro Padovani, Barbara Borroni
BACKGROUND: Differential diagnosis of atypical parkinsonian disorders, i.e. dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) or corticobasal syndrome (CBS) still remains problematic. Furthermore, DLB may overlap with Alzheimer's disease (AD) in the early stages of disease. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can be used to classify atypical parkinsonian disorders and AD. METHODS: A paired-pulse TMS multi-paradigm approach assessing multiple intracortical circuits, as short interval intracortical inhibition-facilitation and short latency afferent inhibition, was used to model a decision tree analysis and determine diagnostic accuracy in classifying different neurodegenerative disorders...
November 22, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103291/current-and-future-uses-of-transcranial-focused-ultrasound-in-neurosurgery
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David S Hersh, Howard M Eisenberg
Focused ultrasound (FUS) produces a region of high intensity at the focal zone of the beam but with minimal effects at adjacent areas, allowing the sonication of deep targets throughout the body. Despite early obstacles to transmitting ultrasound energy through the skull, recent advances in ultrasound technology, software, and real-time monitoring have resulted in a renewed interest in the clinical applications of transcranial FUS. Following extensive pre- clinical studies, ultrasound-induced thermal ablation has been approved by several countries for the treatment of essential tremor, Parkinson's disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and neuropathic pain...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103031/transcranial-sonography-in%C3%A2-neurodegenerative-diseases-with-cognitive-decline
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Silvia Favaretto, Uwe Walter, Claudio Baracchini, Annachiara Cagnin
Transcranial sonography (TCS) of the brain parenchyma detects alterations in the substantia nigra (SN), raphe nuclei, and basal ganglia; this technique has been established as a tool for the early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and differential diagnosis from atypical parkinsonian syndromes. Here, we aimed to review the main applications of TCS in neurodegenerative diseases presenting with dementia syndrome, focusing on Alzheimer's disease (AD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), frontotemporal lobar degeneration, idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, and atypical and secondary parkinsonisms...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071355/extent-of-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex-plasticity-and-its-association-with-working-memory-in-patients-with-alzheimer-disease
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Sanjeev Kumar, Reza Zomorrodi, Zaid Ghazala, Michelle S Goodman, Daniel M Blumberger, Amay Cheam, Corinne Fischer, Zafiris J Daskalakis, Benoit H Mulsant, Bruce G Pollock, Tarek K Rajji
Importance: The extent of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) plasticity in Alzheimer disease (AD) and its association with working memory are not known. Objectives: To determine whether participants with AD had impaired DLPFC plasticity compared with healthy control participants, to compare working memory between participants with AD and controls, and to determine whether DLPFC plasticity was associated with working memory. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cross-sectional study included 32 participants with AD who were 65 years or older and met diagnostic criteria for dementia due to probable AD with a score of at least 17 on the Mini-Mental State Examination and 16 age-matched control participants...
October 25, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067352/combined-mnemonic-strategy-training-and-high-definition-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-for-memory-deficits-in-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Benjamin M Hampstead, Krishnankutty Sathian, Marom Bikson, Anthony Y Stringer
INTRODUCTION: Memory deficits characterize Alzheimer's dementia and the clinical precursor stage known as mild cognitive impairment. Nonpharmacologic interventions hold promise for enhancing functioning in these patients, potentially delaying functional impairment that denotes transition to dementia. Previous findings revealed that mnemonic strategy training (MST) enhances long-term retention of trained stimuli and is accompanied by increased blood oxygen level-dependent signal in the lateral frontal and parietal cortices as well as in the hippocampus...
September 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067331/inferior-parietal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-with-training-improves-cognition-in-anomic-alzheimer-s-disease-and-frontotemporal-dementia
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Carlos Roncero, Heike Kniefel, Erik Service, Alexander Thiel, Stephan Probst, Howard Chertkow
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can improve picture-naming abilities in subjects with anomic Alzheimer or frontotemporal dementias. METHODS: Using a double-blind crossover design, 10 participants were trained on picture naming over a series of 10 sessions with either 30 minutes of anodal (2 mA) tDCS stimulation to the left inferior parieto-temporal region (P3) or sham stimulation. We evaluated performance on a trained picture-naming list, an equivalent untrained list, and additional neuropsychological tasks...
June 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062035/csf-tau-is-associated-with-impaired-cortical-plasticity-cognitive-decline-and-astrocyte-survival-only-in-apoe4-positive-alzheimer-s-disease
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Giacomo Koch, Francesco Di Lorenzo, Stefano Loizzo, Caterina Motta, Sara Travaglione, Monica Baiula, Roberto Rimondini, Viviana Ponzo, Sonia Bonnì, Sofia Toniolo, Fabrizio Sallustio, Marco Bozzali, Carlo Caltagirone, Gabriele Campana, Alessandro Martorana
In Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients, apopoliprotein (APOE) polymorphism is the main genetic factor associated with more aggressive clinical course. However, the interaction between cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) tau protein levels and APOE genotype has been scarcely investigated. A possible key mechanism invokes the dysfunction of synaptic plasticity. We investigated how CSF tau interacts with APOE genotype in AD patients. We firstly explored whether CSF tau levels and APOE genotype influence disease progression and long-term potentiation (LTP)-like cortical plasticity as measured by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in AD patients...
October 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056365/computational-human-head-models-of-tdcs-influence-of-brain-atrophy-on-current-density-distribution
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Shirin Mahdavi, Farzad Towhidkhah
Despite increasing attention to the application of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) for enhancing cognitive functions in subjects exposing to varying degree of cerebral atrophy such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), aging, and mild cognitive impairment (MCI), there is no general information for customizing stimulation protocol. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to examine how cerebral shrinkage associated with cognitive impairment and aging can perturb current density distribution through the brain...
September 28, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043928/using-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-to-treat-symptoms-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Celina S Liu, Allison Rau, Damien Gallagher, Tarek K Rajji, Krista L Lanctôt, Nathan Herrmann
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has recently been investigated as a potential nonpharmacological treatment for individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). A comprehensive literature search was performed on tDCS studies published until March 2017 using MEDLINE, Embase and PsychINFO databases. 12 articles with a total of 202 MCI or AD participants were included. Although ten of the 12 studies demonstrated positive findings with tDCS, two studies reported no effect on cognition...
October 18, 2017: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971775/beyond-the-therapeutic-effect-of-rtms-in-alzheimer-s-disease-a-possible-neuroprotective-role-of-hippocampal-bdnf-a-minireview
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Burak Yulug, Lütfü Hanoglu, Elmir Ksanmemmedov, Ozge Arıcı Düz, Burcu Polat, Taha Hanoglu, Mehmet Yalçin Günal, Ertugrul Kilic
There are limited studies in the literature evaluating region specific neuroprotective effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in Alzheimer's Disease. Here, we aimed to review the neurochemical correlates of the hippocampal neuroprotective effect of rTMS in various preclinical and clinical studies. Our findings indicate that rTMS may exert a significant neuroprotective effect through acting on the hippocampal Brain Derived Growth Factor (BDNF) levels which may, in turn, slow the progression of Alzheimer's Disease...
September 27, 2017: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955219/low-frequency-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-ameliorates-cognitive-function-and-synaptic-plasticity-in-app23-ps45-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Zhilin Huang, Tao Tan, Yehong Du, Long Chen, Min Fu, Yanzhi Yu, Lu Zhang, Weihong Song, Zhifang Dong
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a chronic neurodegenerative disease leading to dementia, which is characterized by progressive memory loss and other cognitive dysfunctions. Recent studies have attested that noninvasive repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) may help improve cognitive function in patients with AD. However, the majority of these studies have focused on the effects of high-frequency rTMS on cognitive function, and little is known about low-frequency rTMS in AD treatment. Furthermore, the potential mechanisms of rTMS on the improvement of learning and memory also remain poorly understood...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871222/reproducibility-of-single-pulse-paired-pulse-and-intermittent-theta-burst-tms-measures-in-healthy-aging-type-2-diabetes-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Peter J Fried, Ali Jannati, Paula Davila-Pérez, Alvaro Pascual-Leone
Background: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can be used to assess neurophysiology and the mechanisms of cortical brain plasticity in humans in vivo. As the use of these measures in specific populations (e.g., Alzheimer's disease; AD) increases, it is critical to understand their reproducibility (i.e., test-retest reliability) in the populations of interest. Objective: Reproducibility of TMS measures was evaluated in older adults, including healthy, AD, and Type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) groups. Methods: Participants received two identical neurophysiological assessments within a year including motor thresholds, baseline motor evoked potentials (MEPs), short- and long-interval intracortical inhibition (SICI, LICI) and intracortical facilitation (ICF), and MEP changes following intermittent theta-burst stimulation (iTBS)...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
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