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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866120/evidence-based-guidelines-on-the-therapeutic-use-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs
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Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur, Andrea Antal, Samar S Ayache, David H Benninger, Jérôme Brunelin, Filippo Cogiamanian, Maria Cotelli, Dirk De Ridder, Roberta Ferrucci, Berthold Langguth, Paola Marangolo, Veit Mylius, Michael A Nitsche, Frank Padberg, Ulrich Palm, Emmanuel Poulet, Alberto Priori, Simone Rossi, Martin Schecklmann, Sven Vanneste, Ulf Ziemann, Luis Garcia-Larrea, Walter Paulus
A group of European experts was commissioned by the European Chapter of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology to gather knowledge about the state of the art of the therapeutic use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) from studies published up until September 2016, regarding pain, Parkinson's disease, other movement disorders, motor stroke, poststroke aphasia, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, consciousness disorders, Alzheimer's disease, tinnitus, depression, schizophrenia, and craving/addiction...
October 29, 2016: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865707/a-comprehensive-database-of-published-tdcs-clinical-trials-2005-2016
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REVIEW
Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a technique of noninvasive cortical stimulation allowing significant modification of brain functions. Clinical application of this technique was reported for the first time in March 2005. This paper presents a detailed list of the 340 articles (excluding single case reports) which have assessed the clinical effect of tDCS in patients, at least when delivered to cortical targets. The reviewed conditions were: pain syndromes, Parkinson's disease, dystonia, cerebral palsy, post-stroke limb motor impairment, post-stroke neglect, post-stroke dysphagia, post-stroke aphasia, primary progressive aphasia, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, consciousness disorders, Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, tinnitus, depression, auditory hallucinations and negative symptoms of schizophrenia, addiction and craving, autism, and attention disorders...
December 2016: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857051/elevation-of-the-acth-cortisol-ratio-in-female-opioid-dependent-patients-a-biomarker-of-aging-and-correlate-of-metabolic-and-immune-activation
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BACKGROUND: Whilst the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) Axis is a major stress axis, and is necessarily perturbed in opioid dependency, and stress is a major contributor to aging mechanisms, the HPA axis has not been studied in opioid dependency in an age-dependent manner. OBJECTIVE: Hypothesis - Differences in age dependent levels of HPA components. DESIGN: Cross-sectional comparison of general medical and opioid dependent patients (ODP, GMP)...
September 18, 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830492/transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-for-the-assessment-of-neurodegenerative-disease
#4
REVIEW
Steve Vucic, Matthew C Kiernan
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive technique that has provided important information about cortical function across an array of neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia, Parkinson's disease, and related extrapyramidal disorders. Application of TMS techniques in neurodegenerative diseases has provided important pathophysiological insights, leading to the development of pathogenic and diagnostic biomarkers that could be used in the clinical setting and therapeutic trials...
November 9, 2016: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823981/repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-improves-cognitive-function-of-alzheimer-s-disease-patients
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Junwu Zhao, Zhenguang Li, Yannan Cong, Jinbiao Zhang, Ming Tan, Haixia Zhang, Na Geng, Mengfan Li, Wenwen Yu, Peiyan Shan
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) acts as a kind of widely-applied and non-invasive method in the intervention of some neurological disorders. This prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial investigates the effect of rTMS on 30 cases of Alzheimer's disease (AD) participants, who were classified into mild and moderate groups. Neuropsychological tests were carried out using the AD Assessment Scale-cognitive subscale (ADAS-cog), Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), and World Health Organization University of California-Los Angeles, Auditory Verbal Learning Test (WHO-UCLA AVLT) before, immediately after, and 6 weeks after the intervention...
November 3, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815990/low-level-laser-therapy-for-beta-amyloid-toxicity-in-rat-hippocampus
#6
Yujiao Lu, Ruimin Wang, Yan Dong, Donovan Tucker, Ningjun Zhao, Md Ejaz Ahmed, Ling Zhu, Timon Cheng-Yi Liu, Robert M Cohen, Quanguang Zhang
Beta amyloid (Aβ) is well accepted to play a central role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The present work evaluated the therapeutic effects of low-level laser irradiation (LLI) on Aβ-induced neurotoxicity in rat hippocampus. Aβ 1-42 was injected bilaterally to the hippocampus CA1 region of adult male rats, and 2-minute daily LLI treatment was applied transcranially after Aβ injection for 5 consecutive days. LLI treatment suppressed Aβ-induced hippocampal neurodegeneration and long-term spatial and recognition memory impairments...
October 11, 2016: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752476/shining-light-on-the-head-photobiomodulation-for-brain-disorders
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Michael R Hamblin
Photobiomodulation (PBM) describes the use of red or near-infrared light to stimulate, heal, regenerate, and protect tissue that has either been injured, is degenerating, or else is at risk of dying. One of the organ systems of the human body that is most necessary to life, and whose optimum functioning is most worried about by humankind in general, is the brain. The brain suffers from many different disorders that can be classified into three broad groupings: traumatic events (stroke, traumatic brain injury, and global ischemia), degenerative diseases (dementia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's), and psychiatric disorders (depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder)...
December 2016: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697061/therapeutic-noninvasive-brain-stimulation-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Irene Gonsalvez, Roey Baror, Peter Fried, Emiliano Santarnecchi, Alvaro Pascual-Leone
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a looming public health crisis that currently lacks an effective treatment. Noninvasive Brain Stimulation (NBS), particularly transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), offers a promising alternative approach to pharmacological interventions for an increasing number of neurological and psychiatric conditions. The aim of this review is summarize data from therapeutic trials of NBS in AD and other dementing illnesses. Despite the potential of NBS, there is limited theoretical framework and a lack of guidelines for its applications to AD...
September 30, 2016: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27636847/humans-with-type-2-diabetes-show-abnormal-long-term-potentiation-like-cortical-plasticity-associated-with-verbal-learning-deficits
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Peter J Fried, Lukas Schilberg, Anna-Katharine Brem, Sadhvi Saxena, Bonnie Wong, Aaron M Cypess, Edward S Horton, Alvaro Pascual-Leone
BACKGROUND: Type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) accelerates cognitive aging and increases risk of Alzheimer's disease. Rodent models of T2DM show altered synaptic plasticity associated with reduced learning and memory. Humans with T2DM also show cognitive deficits, including reduced learning and memory, but the relationship of these impairments to the efficacy of neuroplastic mechanisms has never been assessed. OBJECTIVE: Our primary objective was to compare mechanisms of cortical plasticity in humans with and without T2DM...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631152/repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-rtms-combined-with-cognitive-training-is-a-safe-and-effective-modality-for-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease-clinical-experience
#10
Jose Martin Rabey, Evgenia Dobronevsky
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia among the elderly. Common treatments available and non-pharmacological interventions have their limitations, and new therapeutic approaches are critically needed. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive technique that generates an electric current-inducing modulation in cortical excitability. The previous clinical trials showed that combinations of rTMS and cognitive training (rTMS-COG), as provided by the NeuroAD medical device system, offer a novel, safe, and effective method improving mild-to-moderate AD patients...
December 2016: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553189/cerebral-vasomotor-reactivity-in-neurodegenerative-diseases
#11
Łukasz Smoliński, Anna Członkowska
Small-caliber cerebral vessels change their diameters in response to alterations of key metabolite concentrations such as carbon dioxide or oxygen. This phenomenon, termed the cerebral vasomotor reactivity (CVMR), is the basis for blood flow regulation in the brain in accordance with its metabolic status. Typically, CVMR is determined as the amount of change in cerebral blood flow in response to a vasodilating stimulus, which can be measured by various neuroimaging methods or by transcranial Doppler. It has been shown that CVMR is impaired in cerebrovascular diseases, but there is also evidence of a similar dysfunction in neurodegenerative disorders...
August 5, 2016: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27540962/from-mild-cognitive-impairment-to-alzheimer-s-disease-a-new-perspective-in-the-land-of-human-brain-reactivity-and-connectivity
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Paolo Maria Rossini, Riccardo Di Iorio, Giuseppe Granata, Francesca Miraglia, Fabrizio Vecchio
In a recent study, analyzing the modulation of γ-band oscillations, Naro and colleagues demonstrated that transcranial alternating current stimulation could drive the gamma rhythms in the human EEG in cognitive healthy elderly subjects but not in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) prodromal to Alzheimer's disease (AD) and in early AD patients. Therefore, this method is proposed to intercept early in the disease course those MCI subjects who are in a pre-symptomatic stage of an already established AD. This prediction index may help the clinician to adopt a better prevention/follow-up strategy...
July 14, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27476602/feedback-controlled-transcranial-alternating-current-stimulation-reveals-a-functional-role-of-sleep-spindles-in-motor-memory-consolidation
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Caroline Lustenberger, Michael R Boyle, Sankaraleengam Alagapan, Juliann M Mellin, Bradley V Vaughn, Flavio Fröhlich
Transient episodes of brain oscillations are a common feature of both the waking and the sleeping brain. Sleep spindles represent a prominent example of a poorly understood transient brain oscillation that is impaired in disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. However, the causal role of these bouts of thalamo-cortical oscillations remains unknown. Demonstrating a functional role of sleep spindles in cognitive processes has, so far, been hindered by the lack of a tool to target transient brain oscillations in real time...
August 22, 2016: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27453334/immediate-memory-and-electrophysiologic-effects-of-prefrontal-cortex-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-on-neurotypical-individuals-and-individuals-with-chronic-traumatic-brain-injury-a-pilot-study
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Therese M O'Neil-Pirozzi, Deniz Doruk, Jennifer M Thomson, Felipe Fregni
PURPOSE/AIM: Memory impairment post-TBI is common, frequently persistent, and functionally debilitating. The purposes of this pilot study were to assess and to compare immediate behavioral auditory working memory and electrophysiologic effects of three different, randomized, conditions of left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (LDLPFC) transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) applied to four neurotypical adults and four adults with chronic traumatic brain injury (TBI). MATERIALS/METHODS: Pre- and post- anodal, cathodal, and sham tDCS auditory memory performance, auditory event-related potentials (P300 amplitude and latency) and power of alpha and theta EEG bands were measured across individuals in each group...
July 24, 2016: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27436668/european-multicentre-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-of-nilvadipine-in-mild-to-moderate-alzheimer-s-disease-the-substudy-protocols-nilvad-frailty-nilvad-blood-and-genetic-biomarkers-nilvad-cerebrospinal-fluid-biomarkers-nilvad-cerebral-blood-flow
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Olga Meulenbroek, Sarah O'Dwyer, Daan de Jong, Gerrita van Spijker, Sean Kennelly, Fiona Cregg, Marcel Olde Rikkert, Laila Abdullah, Anders Wallin, Cathal Walsh, Robert Coen, Rose Anne Kenny, Leslie Daly, Ricardo Segurado, Anne Borjesson-Hanson, Fiona Crawford, Michael Mullan, Ugo Lucca, Rita Banzi, Florence Pasquier, Laetitia Breuilh, Matthias Riepe, Janos Kalman, William Molloy, Magda Tsolaki, Robert Howard, Jessica Adams, Siobhan Gaynor, Brian Lawlor
INTRODUCTION: In conjunction with the NILVAD trial, a European Multicentre Double-Blind Placebo Controlled trial of Nilvadipine in Mild-to-Moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD), there are four NILVAD substudies in which eligible NILVAD patients are also invited to participate. The main NILVAD protocol was previously published in BMJ Open (2014). The objectives of the NILVAD substudies are to determine whether frailty, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), blood biomarker profile and Apolipoprotein E (APOE) status predict response to Nilvadipine, and to investigate the effect of Nilvadipine on cerebral blood flow and blood biomarkers...
2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27403908/-evaluation-of-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-effectiveness-in-treatment-of-psychiatric-and-neurologic-diseases
#16
REVIEW
Żanna Pastuszak, Anna Stępień, Renata Piusińska-Macoch, Bogdan Brodacki, Kazimierz Tomczykiewicz
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a treatment option with proved effectiveness especially in drug resist depression. It is used in functional brain mapping before neurosurgery operations and diagnostic of corticospinal tract transmission. Many studies are performed to evaluate rTMS using in treatment of obsessive - compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, autism, strokes, tinnitus, Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases, cranial traumas. Moreover rTMS was used in treatment of multiple sclerosis, migraine, dystonia...
June 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27392866/promising-role-of-neuromodulation-in-predicting-the-progression-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-to-dementia
#17
Antonino Naro, Francesco Corallo, Simona De Salvo, Angela Marra, Giuseppe Di Lorenzo, Nunzio Muscarà, Margherita Russo, Silvia Marino, Rosaria De Luca, Placido Bramanti, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò
The differential diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) is not always straightforward, and the rate of progression of MCI to dementia is not negligible. Thus, there is a need for para-clinical approaches that can improve the differential diagnosis and identify patients that are at risk of progression. There is a growing interest, at present, in the role of the deterioration of brain oscillations as a predictor of MCI-to-AD conversion. For this reason, we experimentally modulated γ-band oscillations (GBO) in a sample of MCI and AD patients and an age-matched healthy elderly group, using a transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) protocol that was applied to different cortical sites...
July 1, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27344155/left-prefrontal-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-in-a-logopenic-variant-of-primary-progressive-aphasia-a-case-report
#18
Matthieu Bereau, Eloi Magnin, Magali Nicolier, Louis Berthet, Elfried Dariel, Sabrina Ferreira, Géraldine Sylvestre, Julie Monnin, Gilles Chopard, Hatem Bouladour, Pierre Vandel, Emmanuel Haffen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: High frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (hf-rTMS) improves language skills in Alzheimer's disease (AD). We report the use of hf-rTMS in a patient with logopenic primary progressive aphasia (LPPA) due to AD. METHOD: hf-rTMS was applied to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex of a LPPA patient. Cerebral perfusion, neuropsychological and linguistic performances were evaluated before and 1 month after hf-rTMS. RESULTS: The tolerance was good...
2016: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27331236/-the-use-of-transcranial-focused-ultrasound-in-cns-diseases
#19
REVIEW
M V Galkin
Transcranial focused ultrasound is a modern medical technique, which provides non-invasive impact on the brain. Current development stage of this technique is no longer than 20 years and many possible applications of this technique are still at pre-clinical stage. The greatest progress has been made in the field of functional neurosurgery. Focused ultrasound enables non-invasive MRI-guided formation of small destruction foci in the relevant targets, providing therapeutic neuromodulating effects in patients with Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, pain syndromes, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and other diseases...
2016: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27273178/structural-ultrasound-of-the-medial-temporal-lobe-in%C3%A2-alzheimer-s-disease
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R Yilmaz, A Pilotto, B Roeben, O Preiche, U Suenkel, S Heinzel, F G Metzger, C Laske, W Maetzler, D Berg
Purpose: One of the anatomical hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the atrophy of the medial temporal lobe (MTL), yet cost-effective and broadly available methodological alternatives to the current imaging tools for screening of this brain area are not currently available. Materials and Methods: Using structural transcranial ultrasound (TCS), we attempted to visualize and measure the MTL, and compared the results of 32 AD patients and 84 healthy controls (HC). The MTL and the surrounding space were defined in the coronal plane on TCS...
June 7, 2016: Ultraschall in der Medizin
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