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Suprakash Chaudhury, Ajay Kumar Bakhla, Subhas Soren
Ranchi Institute of Neuro-Psychiatry and Allied Sciences (RINPAS; Ranchi Indian Mental Hospital; Ranchi Manasik Aryogyashala) traces its origin from a lunatic asylum for Indian soldiers established at Munghyr in Bihar in 1795 and thus is the first mental hospital in India established by the British purely for Indian patients as well as the second oldest functioning mental hospital in India. The hospital made great strides in improving patients care and using modern methods of assessment and treatment as well as education and research during the tenure of Dr J E Dhunjibhoy the first Indian medical superintendent...
February 2018: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
Katarzyna Klysik, Aneta Pietraszek, Anna Karewicz, Maria Nowakowska
BACKGROUND: Herpes simplex (HSV) viruses are widely spread, highly contagious human pathogens. The statistics indicate that 50-90% of adults worldwide are seropositive for these viruses, mainly HSV-1 and HSV-2. The primary infection results in the appearance of watery blisters (cold sores) on the skin, lips, tongue, buccal mucosa or genitals. The ocular infection is the major cause of corneal blindness in the Western World. Once the HSV virus enters human body it cannot be completely eradicated because HSV viruses are able to change into their latent form which can survive the treatment...
March 8, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
R Shyama Prasad Rao, Ning Zhang, Dong Xu, Ian Max Møller
Motivation: Oxidative stress and protein damage have been associated with over 200 human ailments including cancer, stroke, neuro-degenerative diseases, and aging (Fedorova et al., 2014. Mass Spectrom. Rev., 33, 79-97). Protein carbonylation, a chemically diverse oxidative post-translational modification (PTM), is widely considered as the biomarker for oxidative stress and protein damage. Despite their importance and extensive studies, no database/resource on carbonylated proteins/sites exists...
March 2, 2018: Bioinformatics
Bing-Xin Xiao, Jie Dong, Mingzhu Yan, Yun Liu, Yanli Li, Guangsheng Yang, Zengxian Sun
Pueraria lobata is a medicinal plant widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. The total pueraria isoflavones have been demonstrated positive effect against neurological disorders. In present study, we firstly develop an ultra high performance liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry method to quantify the multiple active pueraria isoflavonoids and neuro-chemical markers in brain dialysate to provide tools for further exploring the functional mechanism of pueraria isoflavones for neuro-activities...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Separation Science
Melat Gebre, Anna Woodbury, Vitaly Napadow, Venkatagiri Krishnamurthy, Lisa C Krishnamurthy, Roman Sniecinski, Bruce Crosson
BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain state that includes widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, psychiatric symptoms, cognitive and sleep disturbances, and multiple somatic symptoms. Current therapies are often insufficient or come with significant risks, and while there is an increasing demand for non-pharmacologic and especially non-opioid pain management such as that offered through complementary and alternative medicine therapies, there is currently insufficient evidence to recommend these therapies...
February 6, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
Majid Nimrouzi, Mohammad Mehdi Zarshenas
Objective: Anorexia and impaired appetite (Dysorexia) are common symptoms with varying causes, and often need no serious medical intervention. Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a chronic psychiatric disease with a high mortality rate. In Traditional Persian Medicine (TPM), anorexia is a condition in which anorexic patients lose appetite due to dystemperament. This review aims to discuss the common points of traditional and conventional approaches rather than introducing Persian medical recommendations suitable for nowadays use...
January 2018: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine
Chunlan Tang, Bingchu Wu, Jinyi Wu, Zheng Zhang, Bocheng Yu
Gastrodia elata Blume (G. elata), a traditional Chinese medicine, is widely used for treatment of various neuro dysfunctions. However, its quality control is still limited to the determination of gastrodin. In the present study, two novel strategies based on quantitative evaluation of total gastrodin and gastrodigenin with base hydrolysis and total gastrodigenin with base-enzymatic hydrolysis followed by HPLC-FLD were put forward and successfully applied to evaluate the quality of 47 batches of G. elata from eight localities...
January 29, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Haroon Khan, Surriya Amin, Seema Patel
Current therapies in clinical practice face strong criticism regarding their efficacy, and side effects, which forced the neuro-researchers to discover novel agents with different mechanistic insights. Glycosides are naturally-occurring plant secondary metabolites with significant medicinal potential and clinical scope as antidepressant. The aim of this review is to focus on the antidepressant effects of glycosides in preclinical studies, with an emphasis on the possible mechanisms. The literature search revealed that only a few phytoglycosides have been evaluated for their relevance in depression alleviation...
January 13, 2018: Life Sciences
Yuhua Chen, Yue Sun, Wende Li, Hong Wei, Tianlin Long, Hua Li, Quanhua Xu, Wei Liu
Xing-Nao-Jing (XNJ) is a well-known injection that has been extensively applied in clinical treatment of stroke in China. However, the underlying mechanism of clinical administration of XNJ in stroke remains unclear. In this study, a systems pharmacology strategy based on pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics data was applied to analyze the pharmacological effect of XNJ on stroke. Sixteen active compounds were filtered from XNJ through Drug-likeness (DL) and Brain-blood-barrier (BBB) evaluations. Ninety-four potential targets of these active components were identified by SysDT and SEA...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
Thomas Geeraerts, Lionel Velly, Lamine Abdennour, Karim Asehnoune, Gérard Audibert, Pierre Bouzat, Nicolas Bruder, Romain Carrillon, Vincent Cottenceau, François Cotton, Sonia Courtil-Teyssedre, Claire Dahyot-Fizelier, Frédéric Dailler, Jean-Stéphane David, Nicolas Engrand, Dominique Fletcher, Gilles Francony, Laurent Gergelé, Carole Ichai, Etienne Javouhey, Pierre-Etienne Leblanc, Thomas Lieutaud, Philippe Meyer, Sébastien Mirek, Gilles Orliaguet, François Proust, Hervé Quintard, Catherine Ract, Mohamed Srairi, Karim Tazarourte, Bernard Vigué, Jean-François Payen
The latest French Guidelines for the management in the first 24hours of patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) were published in 1998. Due to recent changes (intracerebral monitoring, cerebral perfusion pressure management, treatment of raised intracranial pressure), an update was required. Our objective has been to specify the significant developments since 1998. These guidelines were conducted by a group of experts for the French Society of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (Société Francaise d'Anesthésie Réanimation (SFAR)) in partnership with the Association de Neuro-Anesthésie-Réanimation de Langue Française (ANARLF), the Société Française de Neurochirurgie (SFN), the Groupe Francophone de Réanimation et d'Urgences Pédiatriques (GFRUP) and the Association des Anesthésistes-Réanimateurs Pédiatriques d'Expression Française (ADARPEF)...
December 27, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Zahra Bahaeddin, Asal Yans, Fariba Khodagholi, Shamim Sahranavard
Allium hirtifolium Boiss and Astragalus hamosus L. are mentioned in Iranian traditional medicine ‎documentation as therapy for a kind of dementia with the features and symptoms similar to those ‎of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In the present study, the effects of these herbs on neuro-‎inflammation and memory have been evaluated as new therapies in amyloid beta (Aβ) induced ‎memory impairment model. Separate groups of rats were fed with A. hirtifolium or A. hamosus ‎extract (both 100 mg/kg/day) started one week before stereotaxic surgery to 24 hours before ‎behavioral ‎testing (totally, for 16 successive days)...
December 20, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
Joseph R Linzey, Bernard L Marini, Amy Pasternak, Cory Smith, Zac Miklja, Lili Zhao, Chandan Kumar-Sinha, Alyssa Paul, Nicholas Harris, Patricia L Robertson, Lindsey M Hoffman, Arul Chinnaiyan, Rajen Mody, Carl Koschmann
The number of targeted therapies utilized in precision medicine are rapidly increasing. Neuro-oncology offers a unique challenge due to the varying blood brain barrier (BBB) penetration of each agent. Neuro-oncologists face a difficult task weighing the growing number of potential targeted therapies and their likelihood of BBB penetration. We developed the CNS TAP Working Group and performed an extensive literature review for the evidence-based creation of the CNS TAP tool, which was retrospectively validated by analyzing brain tumor patients who underwent therapy targeted based on genomic results from an academic sequencing study (MiOncoseq, n = 17) or private molecular profiling (Foundation One, n = 7)...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Brahm Kumar Tiwari, Abu Baker Abidi, Syed Ibrahim Rizvi, Kanti Bhooshan Pandey
Present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of oral supplementation of composite extract of leaves (CLE) of four medicinal plants; Aegle marmelos, Ocimum sanctum, Murraya koenigii and Azadirachta indica on markers of oxidative stress in brain tissues of alloxan-induced diabetic rats in vivo. Enhanced lipid peroxidation, protein oxidation and reduced antioxidative defence systems were measured in brain tissues of diabetic rats. Supplementation of CLE, once in a day for 35 days significantly (p < ...
December 6, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
Bruno Bonaz, Valérie Sinniger, Sonia Pellissier
The vagus nerve (VN) is the longest nerve of the organism and a major component of the parasympathetic nervous system which constitutes the autonomic nervous system (ANS), with the sympathetic nervous system. There is classically an equilibrium between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems which is responsible for the maintenance of homeostasis. An imbalance of the ANS is observed in various pathologic conditions. The VN, a mixed nerve with 4/5 afferent and 1/5 efferent fibers, is a key component of the neuro-immune and brain-gut axes through a bidirectional communication between the brain and the gastrointestinal (GI) tract...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
Francesco Maione, Marialuisa Piccolo, Simona De Vita, Maria Giovanna Chini, Claudia Cristiano, Carmen De Caro, Pellegrino Lippiello, Maria Concetta Miniaci, Rita Santamaria, Carlo Irace, Vincenzo De Feo, Antonio Calignano, Nicola Mascolo, Giuseppe Bifulco
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a common form of dementia mainly characterized by the deposition of neurofibrillary tangles and β-amyloid (Aβ) peptides in the brain. Additionally, increasing evidence demonstrates that a neuro-inflammatory state plays a key role in the development of this disease. Beside synthetic drugs, the use of natural compounds represents an alternative for the development of new potential drugs for the treatment of AD. Among these, the root of Salvia miltiorhiza Bunge (also known as Danshen) used for the treatment of cardiovascular, cerebrovascular disease and CNS functional decline in Chinese traditional medicine is one of the most representative examples...
March 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Raffaele Pugliese, Federico Fontana, Amanda Marchini, Fabrizio Gelain
Self-assembling peptides (SAP) have drawn an increasing interest in the tissue engineering community. They display unquestionable biomimetic properties, tailorability and promising biocompatibility. However their use has been hampered by poor mechanical properties making them fragile soft scaffolds. To increase SAP hydrogel stiffness we introduced a novel strategy based on multiple ramifications of (LDLK)3, a well-known linear SAP, connected with one or multiple "lysine knots". Differently branched SAPs were tested by increasing the number of (LDLK)3-like branches and by adding the neuro-regenerative functional motif BMHP1 as a single branch...
November 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
Katlein França, Torello M Lotti
Psycho-Neuro-Endocrine-Immunology (P.N.E.I.) is a scientific field of study that investigates the link between bidirectional communications among the nervous system, the endocrine system, and the immune system and the correlations of this cross-talk with physical health. The P.N.E.I. innovative medical approach represents a paradigm shift from a strictly biomedical view of health and disease taken as hermetically sealed compartments to a more interdisciplinary one. The key element of P.N.E.I. approach is represented by the concept of bidirectional cross-talk between the psychoneuroendocrine and immune systems...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Gabriel Zada, Joshua Bakhsheshian, Martin Pham, Mike Minneti, Eisha Christian, Jesse Winer, Aaron Robison, Bozena Wrobel, Jonathan Russin, William J Mack, Steven Giannotta
BACKGROUND: Novel methodologies providing realistic simulation of the neurosurgical operating room environment are currently needed, particularly for highly subspecialized operations with steep learning curves, high-risk profiles, and demands for advanced psychomotor skills. OBJECTIVE: To describe the development of a curriculum for using perfusion-based cadaveric simulation models in a "Mock Operating Room" for neurosurgical procedures. METHODS: At the USC Keck School of Medicine Fresh Tissue Dissection Laboratory between 2012 and 2016, 43 cadaveric specimens underwent cannulation of the femoral or carotid artery and artificial perfusion of the arterial system, and/or cannulation of the intradural cervical spine for intrathecal reconstitution of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) system...
May 13, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
Tao Li, Juan-Juan Qin, Xia Yang, Yan-Xiao Ji, Fangliang Guo, Wen-Lin Cheng, Xiaolin Wu, Fu-Han Gong, Ying Hong, Xue-Yong Zhu, Jun Gong, Zhihua Wang, Zan Huang, Zhi-Gang She, Hongliang Li
Stroke is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Inflammation, oxidative stress, apoptosis, and excitotoxicity contribute to neuronal death during ischemic stroke; however, the mechanisms underlying these complicated pathophysiological processes remain to be fully elucidated. Here, we found that the expression of tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) was markedly increased after cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) in mice. TRAF6 ablation in male mice decreased the infarct volume and neurological deficit scores, and decreased pro-inflammatory signaling, oxidative stress and neuronal death after cerebral I/R, whereas transgenic overexpression of TRAF6 in male mice exhibited opposite effects...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
P Ashley Wackym, Heather T Mackay-Promitas, Shaban Demirel, Gerard J Gianoli, Martin S Gizzi, Dale M Carter, David A Siker
Objective: Patients with third window syndrome and superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD) symptoms whose surgical outcomes placed them as outliers were systematically studied to determine comorbidities that were responsible for their poor outcomes due to these confounding factors. Study Design: Observational analytic case-control study in a tertiary referral center. Methods: Twelve adult patients with clinical SSCD syndrome underwent surgical management and had outcomes that did not resolve all of their subjective symptoms...
October 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
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