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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328648/the-economic-and-clinical-impact-of-sustained-use-of-a-progressive-mobility-program-in-a-neuro-icu
#1
Jeannette M Hester, Peggy R Guin, Gale D Danek, Jaime R Thomas, William L Titsworth, Richard K Reed, Terrie Vasilopoulos, Brenda G Fahy
OBJECTIVE: To investigate a progressive mobility program in a neurocritical care population with the hypothesis that the benefits and outcomes of the program (e.g., decreased length of stay) would have a significant positive economic impact. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of economic and clinical outcome data before, immediately following, and 2 years after implementation of the Progressive Upright Mobility Protocol Plus program (UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL) involving a series of planned movements in a sequential manner with an additional six levels of rehabilitation in the neuro-ICU at UF Health Shands Hospital...
March 21, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314689/dna-methylation-based-classification-and-grading-system-for-meningioma-a-multicentre-retrospective-analysis
#2
Felix Sahm, Daniel Schrimpf, Damian Stichel, David T W Jones, Thomas Hielscher, Sebastian Schefzyk, Konstantin Okonechnikov, Christian Koelsche, David E Reuss, David Capper, Dominik Sturm, Hans-Georg Wirsching, Anna Sophie Berghoff, Peter Baumgarten, Annekathrin Kratz, Kristin Huang, Annika K Wefers, Volker Hovestadt, Martin Sill, Hayley P Ellis, Kathreena M Kurian, Ali Fuat Okuducu, Christine Jungk, Katharina Drueschler, Matthias Schick, Melanie Bewerunge-Hudler, Christian Mawrin, Marcel Seiz-Rosenhagen, Ralf Ketter, Matthias Simon, Manfred Westphal, Katrin Lamszus, Albert Becker, Arend Koch, Jens Schittenhelm, Elisabeth J Rushing, V Peter Collins, Stefanie Brehmer, Lukas Chavez, Michael Platten, Daniel Hänggi, Andreas Unterberg, Werner Paulus, Wolfgang Wick, Stefan M Pfister, Michel Mittelbronn, Matthias Preusser, Christel Herold-Mende, Michael Weller, Andreas von Deimling
BACKGROUND: The WHO classification of brain tumours describes 15 subtypes of meningioma. Nine of these subtypes are allotted to WHO grade I, and three each to grade II and grade III. Grading is based solely on histology, with an absence of molecular markers. Although the existing classification and grading approach is of prognostic value, it harbours shortcomings such as ill-defined parameters for subtypes and grading criteria prone to arbitrary judgment. In this study, we aimed for a comprehensive characterisation of the entire molecular genetic landscape of meningioma to identify biologically and clinically relevant subgroups...
March 14, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303116/comparative-physiology-of-energy-metabolism-fishing-for-endocrine-signals-in-the-early-vertebrate-pool
#3
REVIEW
Iris van de Pol, Gert Flik, Marnix Gorissen
Energy is the common currency of life. To guarantee a homeostatic supply of energy, multiple neuro-endocrine systems have evolved in vertebrates; systems that regulate food intake, metabolism, and distribution of energy. Even subtle (lasting) dysregulation of the delicate balance of energy intake and expenditure may result in severe pathologies. Feeding-related pathologies have fueled research on mammals, including of course the human species. The mechanisms regulating food intake and body mass are well-characterized in these vertebrates...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302034/co-morbid-erectile-dysfunction-ed-and-antidepressant-treatment-in-a-patient-a-management-challenge
#4
Maszaidi Zainol, Hatta Sidi, Jaya Kumar, Srijit Das, Shaiful Ismail, Muhammad Hizri Hatta, Najwa Baharudin, Arun Ravindran
Across the globe, antidepressants (AD) and phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (PDE-5i) are commonly prescribed psychopharmacological agents for patients with co-morbid mental-health problem and sexual dysfunction (SD). The serotonergic and/or noradrenergic ADs, although is an effective agent are not without SD side-effects, especially erectile dysfunction (ED). ED is an inability to achieve, or maintain an erection for satisfactory sexual intercourse during the phases of male's sexual arousal. It is recognized as an important reason why non-adherence to treatment was observed in patients who are on AD...
March 15, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290905/-therapy-of-high-risk-patients-after-decompensation-of-heart-failure-under-nt-probnp-control-main-results
#5
A A Skvortsov, D E Koshkina, O Yu Narusov, V N Protasov, V P Masenko, S N Tereshchenko
AIM: to compare efficacy of treatment of high risk patients after acute decompensation (AD) of chronic heart failure (CHF) based on monitoring of NT-proBNP concentration and standard treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients (n=100) with class III-IV CHF and left ventricular ejection fraction (LV EF) <40% due to ischemic heart disease (IHD), dilated cardiomyopathy (DCMP), or arterial hypertension (AH) after compensation of HF before discharge were distributed into groups of low (NT-proBNP <1400 picog/ml, n=30) or high (NT-proBNP more or equal 1400 picog/ml, n=70) risk...
July 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287192/-libero-arbitrio-neuroscienze-e-scelta-verso-un-modello-basato-sulla-capacit%C3%A3-decisionale-per-la-valutazione-dell-imputabilit%C3%A3
#6
Giovanna Parmigiani, Gabriele Mandarelli, Gerben Meynen, Lorenzo Tarsitani, Massimo Biondi, Stefano Ferracuti
RIASSUNTO. Il libero arbitrio è stato spesso considerato una tematica centrale nella dottrina della responsabilità criminale. Ciononostante, il concetto stesso di libero arbitrio presenta intrinseche problematiche nella sua definizione teorica e applicazione pratica in un contesto clinico/forense ed è intensamente dibattuto. Nello specifico, l'esistenza stessa del libero arbitrio è stata recentemente posta in discussione anche sulla base di alcune evidenze sperimentali neuroscientifiche. Questo dibattito ha implicazioni significative in quei campi in cui l'associazione tra libertà di scelta è comportamento costituisce il focus di interesse, quali la psichiatria forense...
January 2017: Rivista di Psichiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268984/exploring-neuro-muscular-synergies-of-reaching-movements-with-unified-independent-component-analysis
#7
Fiorenzo Artoni, Elvira Pirondini, Alessandro Panarese, Silvestre Micera
The coordinated recruitment of group of muscles through muscles synergies is known to simplify the control of movements. However, how and to what extent such control scheme is encoded at a cortical level is poorly understood. So far, electroencephalography (EEG) and electromyography (EMG) have been used, separately, to investigate the cortical regions of the human brain which may be involved in activating muscle synergies. Here we aim at extending these results by looking for a hierarchical relationship between cortical and muscular sources of activity (neuro-muscular synergies) with a unified analysis of independent components (IC) simultaneously extracted from both EEG and EMG signals...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268285/adaptive-attention-driven-speech-enhancement-for-eeg-informed-hearing-prostheses
#8
Neetha Das, Simon Van Eyndhoven, Tom Francart, Alexander Bertrand
State-of-the-art hearing prostheses are equipped with acoustic noise reduction algorithms to improve speech intelligibility. Currently, one of the major challenges is to perform acoustic noise reduction in so-called cocktail party scenarios with multiple speakers, in particular because it is difficult-if not impossible-for the algorithm to determine which are the target speaker(s) that should be enhanced, and which speaker(s) should be treated as interfering sources. Recently, it has been shown that electroencephalography (EEG) can be used to perform auditory attention detection, i...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267376/favorable-neurocognitive-outcome-with-low-tidal-volume-ventilation-after-cardiac-arrest
#9
Jeremy R Beitler, Tiffany Bita Ghafouri, Sayuri P Jinadasa, Ariel Mueller, Leeyen Hsu, Ryan J Anderson, Jisha Joshua, Sanjeev Tyagi, Atul Malhotra, Rebecca E Sell, Daniel Talmor
RATIONALE: Neurocognitive outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) often is poor even when initial resuscitation succeeds. Lower tidal volumes (VT) attenuate extrapulmonary organ injury in other disease states and are neuro-protective in preclinical models of critical illness. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between VT and neurocognitive outcome following OHCA. METHODS: Propensity-adjusted analysis of two-center retrospective cohort of OHCA patients who received mechanical ventilation for at least the first 48 hours of hospitalization...
March 7, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261070/dissociation-between-semantic-representations-for-motion-and-action-verbs-evidence-from-patients-with-left-hemisphere-lesions
#10
Lawrence J Taylor, Carys Evans, Joanna Greer, Carl Senior, Kenny R Coventry, Magdalena Ietswaart
This multiple single case study contrasted left hemisphere stroke patients (N = 6) to healthy age-matched control participants (N = 15) on their understanding of action (e.g., holding, clenching) and motion verbs (e.g., crumbling, flowing). The tasks required participants to correctly identify the matching verb or associated picture. Dissociations on action and motion verb content depending on lesion site were expected. As predicted for verbs containing an action and/or motion content, modified t-tests confirmed selective deficits in processing motion verbs in patients with lesions involving posterior parietal and lateral occipitotemporal cortex...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254872/pet-mri-for-oncological-brain-imaging-a-comparison-of-standard-mr-based-attenuation-corrections-with-a-novel-model-based-approach-for-the-siemens-mmr-pet-mr-system
#11
Ivo Rausch, Lucas Rischka, Claes N Ladefoged, Julia Furtner, Matthias Fenchel, Andreas Hahn, Rupert Lanzenberger, Marius E Mayerhoefer, Tatjana Traub-Weidinger, Thomas Beyer
To compare attenuation correction (AC) approaches for positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) in clinical neuro-oncology. Methods: Forty-nine PET/MRI brain scans were included: brain tumor studies using (18)F-FET (n = 31) and 68-Ga-DOTANOC (n = 7) and studies of healthy subjects using (18)F-FDG (n = 11). For each subject, MR-based AC maps (MR-AC) were acquired using the standard DIXON- (DIXON) and UTE-based (UTE) approaches. A third MR-AC was calculated using a model-based, post-processing approach to account for bone attenuation values (BD, non-commercial prototype software by Siemens Healthcare)...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253906/molecular-imaging-of-nestin-in-neuroinflammatory-conditions-reveals-marked-signal-induction-in-activated-microglia
#12
Senthil Krishnasamy, Yuan-Cheng Weng, Sai Sampath Thammisetty, Daniel Phaneuf, Melanie Lalancette-Hebert, Jasna Kriz
BACKGROUND: Nestin is a known marker of neuronal progenitor cells in the adult brain. Following neuro- and gliogenesis, nestin is replaced by cell type-specific intermediate filaments, e.g., neurofilaments for panneuronal expression and glial fibrillary acidic protein as a specific marker of mature astrocytes. While previous work have been mostly focused on the neuronal fate of nestin-positive progenitors, in the present study, we sought to investigate in real time how nestin signals and cellular expression patterns are controlled in the context of neuroinflammatory challenge and ischemic brain injury...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239447/yeast-help-identify-cytopathic-factors-of-zika-virus
#13
Michael Bukrinsky
Accumulating evidence implicates Zika virus (ZIKV) in pathogenesis of microcephaly in newborns and Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults. However, it remains unclear which viral proteins are responsible for these effects and what are the underlying mechanisms of their pathogenic activity. A recent paper by Drs. Zhao and Gallo, and their colleagues at University of Maryland in Baltimore used fission yeast for genome-wide analysis of ZIKV proteins. They demonstrated cytopathogenic activity for seven ZIKV proteins, anaC, C, prM, M, E, NS2B and NS4A...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227194/exploring-neuro-muscular-synergies-of-reaching-movements-with-unified-independent-component-analysis
#14
Fiorenzo Artoni, Elvira Pirondini, Alessandro Panarese, Silvestre Micera, Fiorenzo Artoni, Elvira Pirondini, Alessandro Panarese, Silvestre Micera, Elvira Pirondini, Alessandro Panarese, Fiorenzo Artoni, Silvestro Micera
The coordinated recruitment of group of muscles through muscles synergies is known to simplify the control of movements. However, how and to what extent such control scheme is encoded at a cortical level is poorly understood. So far, electroencephalography (EEG) and electromyography (EMG) have been used, separately, to investigate the cortical regions of the human brain which may be involved in activating muscle synergies. Here we aim at extending these results by looking for a hierarchical relationship between cortical and muscular sources of activity (neuro-muscular synergies) with a unified analysis of independent components (IC) simultaneously extracted from both EEG and EMG signals...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226442/adaptive-attention-driven-speech-enhancement-for-eeg-informed-hearing-prostheses
#15
Neetha Das, Simon Van Eyndhoven, Tom Francart, Alexander Bertrand, Neetha Das, Simon Van Eyndhoven, Tom Francart, Alexander Bertrand, Tom Francart, Neetha Das, Simon Van Eyndhoven, Alexander Bertrand
State-of-the-art hearing prostheses are equipped with acoustic noise reduction algorithms to improve speech intelligibility. Currently, one of the major challenges is to perform acoustic noise reduction in so-called cocktail party scenarios with multiple speakers, in particular because it is difficult-if not impossible-for the algorithm to determine which are the target speaker(s) that should be enhanced, and which speaker(s) should be treated as interfering sources. Recently, it has been shown that electroencephalography (EEG) can be used to perform auditory attention detection, i...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222358/tyrosine-kinase-inhibition-is-an-important-factor-for-gene-expression-of-crth2-in-human-eosinophils-and-lymphocytes-a-novel-mechanism-for-explaining-eosinophils-recruitment-by-the-neuro-immune-axis-in-allergic-rhinitis
#16
A E El-Shazly, P Roncarati, M Lejeune, P P Lefebvre, P Delvenne
We recently shown a novel neuro-immune competition between vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) and PGD2 for CRTH2 receptor, and that genistein augmented VIP and PGD2-induced eosinophil chemotaxis. However, there are neither studies on the CRTH2 gene expression in allergic rhinitis (AR) nor in the effect of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in CRTH2 gene regulation. Our Objectives were to study the gene expression modulation of CRTH2 receptor in AR patients and the effect of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) on CRTH2 gene modulation...
February 18, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220079/muro-neuro-urodynamics-a-review-of-the-functional-assessment-of-mouse-lower-urinary-tract-function
#17
REVIEW
Hiroki Ito, Anthony E Pickering, Yasuhiko Igawa, Anthony J Kanai, Christopher H Fry, Marcus J Drake
Background: Mouse urodynamic tests are fundamental to understanding normal lower urinary tract (LUT) function. These experiments also contribute to our understanding of neurological dysfunction, pathophysiological processes, and potential mechanisms of therapy. Objectives: Systematic assessment of published evidence on urodynamics, advantages and limitations of different urodynamic measurements in mice, and consideration of potential implications for the clinical field. Methods: A search using specific search-terms for urodynamic studies and mice was conducted on PubMed (from inception to 1 July 2016)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212927/patients-with-chronic-dizziness-following-traumatic-head-injury-typically-have-multiple-diagnoses-involving-combined-peripheral-and-central-vestibular-dysfunction
#18
Q Arshad, R E Roberts, H Ahmad, R Lobo, M Patel, T Ham, D J Sharp, B M Seemungal
OBJECTIVE: We hypothesised that chronic vestibular symptoms (CVS) of imbalance and dizziness post-traumatic head injury (THI) may relate to: (i) the occurrence of multiple simultaneous vestibular diagnoses including both peripheral and central vestibular dysfunction in individual patients increasing the chance of missed diagnoses and suboptimal treatment; (ii) an impaired response to vestibular rehabilitation since the central mechanisms that mediate rehabilitation related brain plasticity may themselves be disrupted...
February 7, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204993/needs-of-neuro-oncological-patients-and-their-caregivers-during-the-hospitalization-and-after-discharge-results-from-a-longitudinal-study
#19
C Scaratti, M Leonardi, A Saladino, E Anghileri, M Broggi, E Lamperti, L Fariselli, R Ayadi, G Tringali, S Schiavolin
PURPOSE: The aims of this study are to identify neuro-oncological patients' and their caregivers' needs during hospitalization (T0) and at 4 months after discharge (T1); to analyze the longitudinal changes in patients' and caregivers' needs and burden; to identify correlations between patients' needs and caregivers' burden and needs. METHODS: A pilot observational longitudinal study was conducted on 94 neuro-oncological patients and their caregivers using NEQ to evaluate patients' needs, CNA, and FSQ for caregivers' needs and burden at T0 and T1...
February 15, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185647/supratotal-resection-of-diffuse-gliomas%C3%A2-%C3%A2-an-overview-of-its-multifaceted-implications
#20
REVIEW
Y N Yordanova, H Duffau
Successful management of diffuse low-grade and high-grade gliomas in adults is a challenge for neuro-oncologists. Indeed, due to their highly infiltrative feature, these diseases remain incurable despite therapeutic advances. Nevertheless, the elaboration of individualized therapeutic strategies has led to an improvement of both overall survival and quality of life. In particular, the impact of surgical resection on diffuse glioma survival has been extensively demonstrated. However, this impact is significant only when the resection is total (i...
February 6, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
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