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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667531/is-tobacco-use-associated-with-neurocognitive-dysfunction-in-individuals-with-hiv
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Billy Tsima, Sarah Jane Ratcliffe, Robert Schnoll, Ian Frank, Dennis Larry Kolson, Robert Gross
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders continues to rise despite the widespread use of antiretroviral therapy. We aimed to define the risk of neurocognitive dysfunction among smokers relative to nonsmokers. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study including HIV-infected adults ages 21 to 65 years. The Mental Alternation Test (MAT) was the primary outcome. The odds of cognitive impairment were compared using random-effects logistic regression to adjust for potential confounders...
January 2018: Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667530/effects-of-developmental-age-on-symptom-reporting-and-neurocognitive-performance-in-youth-after-sports-related-concussion-compared-to-control-athletes
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Donna L Murdaugh, Kim E Ono, Sarah O Morris, Thomas G Burns
There is increased necessity to focus research on school-aged athletes with sports-related concussion (SRC). This study assessed differences in symptom reporting and neurocognitive performance in youth athletes who sustained a sports-related concussion. A total of 1345 concussed and 3529 nonconcussed athletes (ages 8-21) completed the Immediate Post-concussive Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT). Analyses of covariance were conducted in order to assess differences in neurocognitive performance and symptom reporting between the sports-related concussion and control groups across age ranges...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667477/return-to-work-after-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-national-study-with-a-one-year-follow-up-of-neurocognitive-and-behavioural-outcomes
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Solrun Sigurdardottir, Nada Andelic, Eike Wehling, Audny Anke, Toril Skandsen, Oyvor Oistensen Holthe, Unn Sollid Manskow, Cecilie Roe
The objectives were to investigate the frequency of return-to-work (RTW) one year after severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI: Glasgow Coma Scale, GCS 3-8) and to identify which demographic and injury-related characteristics and neurocognitive factors are associated with RTW. This study is part of a prospective national study on sTBI conducted in all four Norwegian Trauma Referral Centres, including patients aged >15 years over a period of three years (n = 378). For the purpose of this study, only pre-employed individuals of working age (16 to 67 years) were investigated for RTW (n = 143), and of these, 104 participants underwent neuropsychological testing...
April 18, 2018: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667262/pretreatment-neurocognitive-function-and-self-reported-symptoms-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-head-and-neck-cancer-compared-with-noncancer-cohort
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Lori J Bernstein, Gregory R Pond, Hui K Gan, Kattleya Tirona, Kelvin K Chan, Andrew Hope, John Kim, Eric X Chen, Lillian L Siu, Albiruni R Abdul Razak
BACKGROUND: Newly diagnosed patients with head and neck cancer may be at risk for impaired neurocognitive function (NCF) due to disease, treatment, and lifestyle factors. METHODS: Eighty pretreatment patients with head and neck cancer and 40 control patients without cancer completed assessment of NCF and self-reported cognition, fatigue, and mood. Blood samples to evaluate organ reserves, hormones, and cytokines were collected. RESULTS: Patients experienced worse symptoms of cognitive dysfunction, fatigue, and anxiety than controls...
April 17, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666711/creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-presenting-as-expressive-aphasia-and-nonconvulsive-status-epilepticus
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Hafiz B Mahboob, Kazi H Kaokaf, Jeremy M Gonda
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), the most common form of human prion diseases, is a fatal condition with a mortality rate reaching 85% within one year of clinical presentation. CJD is characterized by rapidly progressive neurological deterioration in combination with typical electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and positive cerebrospinal spinal fluid (CSF) analysis for 14-3-3 proteins. Unfortunately, CJD can have atypical clinical and radiological presentation in approximately 10% of cases, thus making the diagnosis often challenging...
2018: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665993/the-road-less-traveled-should-we-omit-prophylactic-cranial-irradiation-for-patients-with-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Terence T Sio, Anussara Prayongrat, Yun Zhang, Qin Lin, Ting Xu, Zhongxing Liao, Jinbo Yue
New randomized data from Japan have raised questions regarding the use of prophylactic cranial irradiation for patients with extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer but without detectable brain metastases on magnetic resonance imaging. In the present focused review, we examine the general role of prophylactic cranial irradiation in the management of small-cell lung cancer and present relevant controversies from both sides of the discussion. Future directions for clinical investigation and research are also highlighted...
March 16, 2018: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664192/cerebrospinal-fluid-markers-of-extracellular-matrix-remodeling-synaptic-plasticity-and-neuroinflammation-before-and-after-cranial-radiotherapy
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E Fernström, K Minta, U Andreasson, Å Sandelius, P Wasling, A Brinkmalm, K Höglund, K Blennow, J Nyman, H Zetterberg, M Kalm
BACKGROUND: Advances in the treatment of brain tumors have increased the number of long-term survivors, but at the cost of side effects following cranial radiotherapy ranging from neurocognitive deficits to outright tissue necrosis. At present, there are no tools reflecting the molecular mechanisms underlying such side effects, and thus no means to evaluate interventional effects after cranial radiotherapy. Therefore, fluid biomarkers is of great clinical interest. OBJECTIVE: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of proteins involved in inflammatory signaling, synaptic plasticity and extracellular matrix (ECM) integrity were investigated following radiotherapy to the brain...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663261/evaluation-of-diffusion-tensor-imaging-changes-and-neurocognitive-effects-of-asymptomatic-vitamin-b12-deficiency
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Ali Zeynal Abidin Tak, Erdal Dayan, Hacı Taner Bulut
Vitamin B12 plays an important role in the mechanisms which are responsible for myelinization in the central nervous system. It can particularly lead to hematological and neuropsychiatric symptoms when serum levels fall due to insufficient intake with diet or absorption problems. The purpose of this study was to show the cognitive effects in vitamin B12 deficiency cases that have not reached clinical symptom level using neuropsychological tests, and to show possible cerebral neuronal damage using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) method...
April 16, 2018: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663172/individual-changes-in-neurocognitive-functioning-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-brain-oligometastases-treated-with-stereotactic-radiotherapy
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Pim B van der Meer, Esther J J Habets, Ruud G Wiggenraad, Antoinette Verbeek-de Kanter, Geert J Lycklama À Nijeholt, Hanneke Zwinkels, Martin Klein, Linda Dirven, Martin J B Taphoorn
BACKGROUND: Recently, it has been shown that at group level, patients with limited brain metastases treated with stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) maintain their pre-treatment levels of neurocognitive functioning (NCF) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The aim of this study was to evaluate NCF and HRQoL changes over time at the individual patient level. METHODS: NCF (seven domains assessed with a standardized test battery) and HRQoL (eight predetermined scales assessed with the EORTC QLQ-C30 and BN20 questionnaires) were measured prior to SRT and at 3 and/or 6 months follow-up...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660215/polygenic-risk-for-psychiatric-disorders-correlates-with-executive-function-in-typical-development
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Andrew J Schork, Timothy T Brown, Donald J Hagler, Wesley K Thompson, Chi-Hua Chen, Anders M Dale, Terry L Jernigan, Natacha Akshoomoff
Executive functions are a diverse and critical suite of cognitive abilities that are often disrupted in individuals with psychiatric disorders. Despite their moderate to high heritability, little is known about the molecular genetic factors that contribute to variability in executive function and how these factors may be related to those that predispose to psychiatric illness. We examined the relationship between polygenic risk scores built from large genome-wide association studies of psychiatric illness and executive functioning in typically developing children...
April 16, 2018: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659685/can-curcumin-counteract-cognitive-decline-clinical-trial-evidence-and-rationale-for-combining-%C3%AF-3-fatty-acids-with-curcumin
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Julia Christina Kuszewski, Rachel Heloise Xiwen Wong, Peter Ranald Charles Howe
The rate of cognitive decline in the elderly is highly variable. One potential factor contributing to accelerated cognitive decline is chronic systemic inflammation, because it has been linked to cognitive impairment and increased dementia risk. Certain lifestyle factors, such as excess body weight and sedentary behavior, can exacerbate a proinflammatory state in older adults, resulting in chronic low-grade inflammation. Supplementing the diet with curcumin, an anti-inflammatory polyphenolic compound from the curry spice turmeric, is a potential approach to prevent accelerated cognitive decline by counteracting chronic inflammatory processes...
March 1, 2018: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656802/impact-on-the-brain-of-the-inflammatory-response-to-surgery
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Sarah Saxena, Mervyn Maze
The brain is both the orchestrator as well as the target of the innate immune system's response to the aseptic trauma of surgery. When trauma-induced inflammation is not appropriately regulated persistent neuro-inflammation interferes with the synaptic plasticity that underlies the learning and memory aspects of cognition. The complications that ensue, include postoperative delirium (POD) and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) at two poles of a constellation that is now termed perioperative neurocognitive disorders...
April 12, 2018: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656335/role-of-microglia-under-cardiac-and-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-i-r-injury
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Poomarin Surinkaew, Passakorn Sawaddiruk, Nattayaporn Apaijai, Nipon Chattipakorn, Siriporn C Chattipakorn
Both cerebral and cardiac ischemia causes loss of cerebral blood flow, which may lead to neuronal cell damage, neurocognitive impairment, learning and memory difficulties, neurological deficits, and brain death. Although reperfusion is required immediately to restore the blood supply to the brain, it could lead to several detrimental effects on the brain. Several studies demonstrate that microglia activity increases following cerebral and cardiac ischemic/reperfusion (I/R) injury. However, the effects of microglial activation in the brain following I/R remains unclear...
April 14, 2018: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655375/association-between-traumatic-stress-load-psychopathology-and-cognition-in-the-philadelphia-neurodevelopmental-cohort
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Ran Barzilay, Monica E Calkins, Tyler M Moore, Daniel H Wolf, Theodore D Satterthwaite, J Cobb Scott, Jason D Jones, Tami D Benton, Ruben C Gur, Raquel E Gur
BACKGROUND: Traumatic stressors during childhood and adolescence are associated with psychopathology, mostly studied in the context of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. We investigated broader associations of traumatic stress exposure with psychopathology and cognition in a youth community sample. METHODS: The Philadelphia Neurodevelopmental Cohort (N = 9498) is an investigation of clinical and neurobehavioral phenotypes in a diverse (56% Caucasian, 33% African American, 11% other) US youth community population (aged 8-21)...
April 15, 2018: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652955/-neurodevelopmental-assessment-of-patients-with-congenital-hypothyroidism
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Alicia Núñez, Paula Bedregal, Carlos Becerra, Francisca Grob L
Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is the most common cause of preventable cognitive disability worldwide. Generally, it is produced by an alteration in the embryogenesis of the thyroid gland or by an alteration in the synthesis of thyroid hormones, which determine that affected patients have low or absent thyroid hormone concentrations. The importance of this fact is that brain development during the first three years of life is highly dependent on thyroid hormones. Prior to the implementation of national neonatal screening programs around the world, 8 to 27% of children with CH had an IQ lower than 70...
December 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652529/neurocognitive-predictors-of-clinical-improvement-in-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitor-treated-adolescents-with-major-depressive-disorder
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Fadi Maalouf, Rinad Bakhti, Hani Tamim, Safa Shehab, David Brent
OBJECTIVES: Numerous studies have suggested cognitive deficits as consistently associated with adolescent depression. No study to date, however, has assessed neurocognitive predictors of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) treatment response in adolescents with depression. This study examined neurocognitive tasks at baseline as predictors of clinical improvement with SSRI treatment (fluoxetine) at week 6 and 12 in an adolescent population. METHODS: Adolescents with depression were recruited from a child and adolescent psychiatry outpatient clinic at a university medical center...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649712/sexual-abuse-but-not-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-is-associated-with-neurocognitive-deficits-in-south-african-traumatized-adolescents
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Sarah V Biedermann, Stefanie Meliss, Candice Simmons, Jani Nöthling, Sharain Suliman, Soraya Seedat
OBJECTIVES: Neurocognitive impairments are commonly observed in adults suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The picture is less clear in adolescents. Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) may have an independent influence on neuropsychological test performance and provide partial explanatory power of the inconsistent findings. We hypothesized that adolescents with PTSD who have also suffered sexual abuse would have most pronounced deficits on neurocognitive testing. METHODS: In a cross-sectional design, 105 traumatized South African adolescents, of whom 52 fulfilled criteria of PTSD and 34 reported CSA, were studied...
April 9, 2018: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644532/methamphetamine-induces-apoptosis-of-microglia-via-the-intrinsic-mitochondrial-dependent-pathway
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Anna V Sharikova, Elizabeth Quaye, Jun Yong Park, Maxwell C Maloney, Habben Desta, Ramkumar Thiyagarajan, Kenneth L Seldeen, Neil U Parikh, Parteet Sandhu, Alexander Khmaladze, Bruce R Troen, Stanley A Schwartz, Supriya D Mahajan
Methamphetamine (METH) is a drug of abuse, the acute and chronic use of which induces neurotoxic responses in the human brain, ultimately leading to neurocognitive disorders. Our goals were to understand the impact of METH on microglial mitochondrial respiration and to determine whether METH induces the activation of the mitochondrial-dependent intrinsic apoptosis pathway in microglia. We assessed the expression of pro- apoptosis genes using qPCR of RNA extracted from a human microglial cell line (HTHU). We examined the apoptosis-inducing effects of METH on microglial cells using digital holographic microscopy (DHM) to quantify real-time apoptotic volume decrease (AVD) in microglia in a noninvasive manner...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643448/shorter-sleep-duration-and-better-sleep-quality-are-associated-with-greater-tissue-density-in-the-brain
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Hikaru Takeuchi, Yasuyuki Taki, Rui Nouchi, Ryoichi Yokoyama, Yuka Kotozaki, Seishu Nakagawa, Atsushi Sekiguchi, Kunio Iizuka, Yuki Yamamoto, Sugiko Hanawa, Tsuyoshi Araki, Carlos Makoto Miyauchi, Takamitsu Shinada, Kohei Sakaki, Takayuki Nozawa, Shigeyuki Ikeda, Susumu Yokota, Magistro Daniele, Yuko Sassa, Ryuta Kawashima
Poor sleep quality is associated with unfavorable psychological measurements, whereas sleep duration has complex relationships with such measurements. The aim of this study was to identify the associations between microstructural properties of the brain and sleep duration/sleep quality in a young adult. The associations between mean diffusivity (MD), a measure of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and sleep duration/sleep quality were investigated in a study cohort of 1201 normal young adults. Positive correlations between sleep duration and MD of widespread areas of the brain, including the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and the dopaminergic systems, were identified...
April 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643258/prevalence-of-poststroke-neurocognitive-disorders-using-national-institute-of-neurological-disorders-and-stroke-canadian-stroke-network-vascog-criteria-vascular-behavioral-and-cognitive-disorders-and-optimized-criteria-of-cognitive-deficit
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Mélanie Barbay, Hervé Taillia, Claudine Nédélec-Ciceri, Flavie Bompaire, Camille Bonnin, Jérôme Varvat, Françoise Grangette, Momar Diouf, Emmanuel Wiener, Jean-Louis Mas, Martine Roussel, Olivier Godefroy
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The prevalence of poststroke neurocognitive disorder (NCD) has yet to be accurately determined. The primary objective of the present study was to optimize operationalization of the criterion for NCD by using an external validity criterion. METHODS: The GRECOG-VASC cohort (Groupe de Réflexion pour l'Évaluation Cognitive Vasculaire) of 404 stroke patients with cerebral infarct (91.3%) or hemorrhage (18.7%) was assessed 6 months poststroke and 1003 healthy controls, with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke-Canadian Stroke Network standardized battery...
April 11, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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