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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750017/corticotropin-releasing-factor-receptor-1-modulates-biomarkers-of-dna-oxidation-in-alzheimer-s-disease-mice
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Cheng Zhang, Robert A Rissman
Increased production of hydroxyl radical is the main source of oxidative damage in mammalian DNA that accumulates in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Reactive oxygen species (ROS) react with both nuclear DNA (nDNA) and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) to generate 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), both of which can be measured in the urine. Knowledge of this pathway has positioned measurement of urine 8-OHdG as a reliable index of DNA oxidation and a potential biomarker target for tracking early cellular dysfunction in AD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749831/targets-for-the-treatment-of-insomnia-in-veterans-with-serious-mental-illness
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Elizabeth A Klingaman, Julie M McCarthy, Elana K Schwartz, Philip R Gehrman, Melanie E Bennett
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Insomnia is pervasive among people with serious mental illnesses (SMI) and has a profound negative impact on their psychiatric symptom management and recovery. However, little is known about the factors that affect severity of insomnia in those with SMI. In addition, very few studies have explored whether evidence-based interventions developed for those without SMI are appropriate for or applicable to individuals with SMI. The purpose of this study was to test the role of arousal, dysfunctional cognitions about sleep, and sleep-related behaviors in predicting severity of insomnia in a sample of 60 Veterans who were receiving care in Veterans Health Administration mental health and psychosocial rehabilitation programs and who reported subjective insomnia...
July 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749455/primary-biliary-cholangitis-alters-functional-connections-of-the-brain-s-deep-gray-matter
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Victoria A L Mosher, Mark G Swain, Jack X Q Pang, Gilaad G Kaplan, Keith A Sharkey, Glenda M MacQueen, Bradley G Goodyear
OBJECTIVES: Fatigue, itch, depressed mood, and cognitive impairment significantly impact the quality of life of many patients with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC). Previous neuroimaging studies of non-hepatic diseases suggest that these symptoms are often associated with dysfunction of deep gray matter brain regions. We used resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rsfMRI) to determine whether PBC patients exhibit altered functional connections of deep gray matter. METHODS: Twenty female non-cirrhotic PBC patients and 21 age/gender-matched controls underwent rsfMRI...
July 27, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749091/efficacy-of-ziprasidone-augmentation-of-escitalopram-for-cognitive-symptoms-of-major-depressive-disorder
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Nadia Iovieno, Richard C Shelton, Samuel R Petrie, Cristina Cusin, Maurizio Fava, George I Papakostas
OBJECTIVE: To examine the efficacy of adjunctive ziprasidone for cognitive symptoms in adult patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) experiencing persistent symptoms after 8 weeks of open-label escitalopram. METHODS: This post hoc analysis was conducted on a database derived from a previously published study. The parent study was a multicenter, parallel, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial conducted at 3 academic medical centers in the United States from July 2008 to October 2013...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747210/the-medical-food-souvenaid-affects-brain-phospholipid-metabolism-in-mild-alzheimer-s-disease-results-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Anne Rijpma, Marinette van der Graaf, Marieke M Lansbergen, Olga Meulenbroek, Aysun Cetinyurek-Yavuz, John W Sijben, Arend Heerschap, Marcel G M Olde Rikkert
BACKGROUND: Synaptic dysfunction contributes to cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's disease and may be countered by increased intake of nutrients that target brain phospholipid metabolism. In this study, we explored whether the medical food Souvenaid affects brain phospholipid metabolism in patients with Alzheimer's disease. METHODS: Thirty-four drug-naive patients with mild Alzheimer's disease (Mini Mental State Examination score ≥20) were enrolled in this exploratory, double-blind, randomized controlled study...
July 26, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747136/the-relationship-between-apolipoprotein-%C3%AE%C2%B54-carrier-status-and-sleep-characteristics-in-cognitively-normal-older-adults
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Melike Kahya, Eric Vidoni, Jeffrey M Burns, Ashley N Thompson, Kayla Meyer, Catherine F Siengsukon
The apolipoprotein (APOE) ε4 allele, a well-described genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer disease (AD), is associated with sleep disturbances even in cognitively normal older adults, although it is not clear whether this association is independent of sleep apnea. We sought to extend previous studies by examining whether cognitively normal older adults without self-reported sleep apnea who carry the APOE ε4 allele have altered sleep characteristics compared to noncarriers. Data from N = 36 (APOE ε4 carriers [n = 9], noncarriers [n = 27]) cognitively normal older adults (Clinical Dementia Rating [CDR] scale = 0) without self-reported sleep apnea were used for these analyses...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747135/high-burden-and-depression-among-late-stage-idiopathic-parkinson-disease-and-progressive-supranuclear-palsy-caregivers
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Christian Schmotz, Carmen Richinger, Stefan Lorenzl
OBJECTIVES: Caregivers of patients with late-stage idiopathic Parkinson disease (IPD) and late-stage progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) often suffer from severe psychological strain themselves. This study investigates the influence of the different kind of symptoms in IPD and PSP on the psychological burden of the caregivers. METHODS: Twenty patients with late-stage IPD and 20 patients with late-stage PSP and their caregivers were investigated. To measure the degree of motor, cognitive, and affective impairment of the patients, the instruments Subscale III of the Unified Rating Scale for Parkinsonism (UPDRS-III), a shortened 24-item version of the Mini-Mental State Examination, and the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-30) were used...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747064/graph-lasso-based-test-for-evaluating-functional-brain-connectivity-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Julie Coloigner, Ronald Phlypo, Thomas D Coates, Nastasha Lepore, John C Wood
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a vascular disorder that is often associated with recurrent ischemia-reperfusion injury, anemia, vasculopathy and strokes. These cerebral injuries are associated with neurological dysfunction, limiting the full developing potential of the patient. However, recent large studies of SCD have demonstrated that cognitive impairment occurs even in the absence of brain abnormalities on conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These observations support an emerging consensus that brain injury in SCD is diffuse and that conventional neuroimaging often underestimates the extent of injury...
July 26, 2017: Brain Connectivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746715/identification-of-genetic-loci-jointly-influencing-schizophrenia-risk-and-the-cognitive-traits-of-verbal-numerical-reasoning-reaction-time-and-general-cognitive-function
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Olav B Smeland, Oleksandr Frei, Karolina Kauppi, W David Hill, Wen Li, Yunpeng Wang, Florian Krull, Francesco Bettella, Jon A Eriksen, Aree Witoelar, Gail Davies, Chun C Fan, Wesley K Thompson, Max Lam, Todd Lencz, Chi-Hua Chen, Torill Ueland, Erik G Jönsson, Srdjan Djurovic, Ian J Deary, Anders M Dale, Ole A Andreassen
Importance: Schizophrenia is associated with widespread cognitive impairments. Although cognitive deficits are one of the factors most strongly associated with functional outcome in schizophrenia, current treatment strategies largely fail to ameliorate these impairments. To develop more efficient treatment strategies in patients with schizophrenia, a better understanding of the pathogenesis of these cognitive deficits is needed. Accumulating evidence indicates that genetic risk of schizophrenia may contribute to cognitive dysfunction...
July 26, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746664/what-do-cochrane-systematic-reviews-say-about-non-pharmacological-interventions-for-treating-cognitive-decline-and-dementia
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Vitória Carvalho Vilela, Rafael Leite Pacheco, Carolina Oliveira Cruz Latorraca, Daniela Vianna Pachito, Rachel Riera
BACKGROUND: Dementia is a highly prevalent condition worldwide. Its chronic and progressive presentation has an impact on physical and psychosocial characteristics and on public healthcare. Our aim was to summarize evidence from Cochrane reviews on non-pharmacological treatments for cognitive disorders and dementia. DESIGN AND SETTING: Review of systematic reviews, conducted in the Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo...
May 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745667/-prevention-and-correction-of-cognitive-dysfunction-after-general-anesthesia
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A Yu Novikov, V A Kovalev, N V Vinichuk, Yu A Chernyh, I E Golub, L V Sorokina
AIM: To evaluate clinical efficacy of intraoperative use of cytoflavin in the prevention and correction of cognitive functions in surgical patients with no history of neurological and psychosomatic disorders. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 60 female patients who underwent surgery on the thyroid gland. Patients were stratified into two equal groups matched for main indices. Patients of the main group received infusions of cytoflavin (20 ml in 200 ml of 5% glucose solution)...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745520/effects-of-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-insomnia-on-sleep-related-cognitions-among-patients-with-stable-heart-failure
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Nancy S Redeker, Sangchoon Jeon, Laura Andrews, John Cline, Vahid Mohsenin, Daniel Jacoby
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) improves insomnia and fatigue among chronic heart failure (HF) patients, but the extent to which sleep-related cognitions explain CBT-I outcomes in these patients is unknown. We examined the effects of CBT-I on sleep-related cognitions, associations between changes in sleep-related cognitions and changes in sleep and symptoms after CBT-I, and the extent to which cognitions mediated the effects of CBT-I. PARTICIPANTS: Stable New York Heart Association Class II-III HF patients (total n = 51; n = 26/51...
July 26, 2017: Behavioral Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745387/clinical-and-psychosocial-characterization-of-at-risk-mental-state-and-recent-onset-psychosis-patients-from-an-early-psychosis-program-in-barcelona-spain
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Tecelli Domínguez-Martínez, Paula Cristóbal-Narváez, Thomas R Kwapil, Neus Barrantes-Vidal
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to describe and compare socio-demographic, background, treatment history, and service use, psychopathological and psychosocial characteristics of At-Risk Mental States (ARMS) and First-Episode Psychosis (FEP) patients from the Sant Pere Claver-Early Psychosis Program (SPC-EPP) in Barcelona. METHODS: 43 ARMS-patients and 40 FEP-patients were assessed with several clinical and psychosocial measures at study baseline. RESULTS: Clinical and psychosocial characteristics of the SPC-EPP sample were comparable to those of previous early psychosis studies...
July 2017: Actas Españolas de Psiquiatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744844/suspected-adverse-effects-after-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-a-temporal-relationship-between-vaccine-administration-and-the-appearance-of-symptoms-in-japan
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Kazuki Ozawa, Akiyo Hineno, Tomomi Kinoshita, Sakiko Ishihara, Shu-Ichi Ikeda
INTRODUCTION: In Japan, after receiving human papillomavirus vaccination, a significant number of adolescent girls experienced various symptoms, the vast majority of which have been ascribed to chronic regional pain syndrome, orthostatic intolerance, and/or cognitive dysfunction. However, a causal link has not been established between human papillomavirus vaccination and the development of these symptoms. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to clarify the temporal relationship between human papillomavirus vaccination and the appearance of post-vaccination symptoms...
July 25, 2017: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744214/impairments-of-speech-comprehension-in-patients-with-tinnitus-a-review
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Daniela Ivansic, Orlando Guntinas-Lichius, Boris Müller, Gerd F Volk, Gerlind Schneider, Christian Dobel
Tinnitus describes the subjective perception of a sound despite the absence of external stimulation. Being a sensory symptom the majority of studies focusses on the auditory pathway. In the recent years, a series of studies suggested a crucial involvement of the limbic system in the manifestation and development of chronic tinnitus. Regarding cognitive symptoms, several reviews addressed the presence of cognitive impairments in tinnitus as well and concluded that attention and memory processes are affected...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743670/xuefu-zhuyu-decoction-ameliorates-obesity-hepatic-steatosis-neuroinflammation-amyloid-deposition-and-cognition-impairment-in-metabolically-stressed-appswe-ps1de9-mice
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Chih-Wen Yeh, Hui-Kang Liu, Lie-Chwen Lin, Kou-Tong Liou, Yung-Cheng Huang, Chien-Hung Lin, Tsai-Teng Tzeng, Feng-Shiun Shie, Huey-Jen Tsay, Young-Ji Shiao
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Metabolic syndrome and vascular dysfunction was suggested to be the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Xuefu Zhuyu decoction (XZD) is a traditional Chinese medicine used to treat metabolic syndrome and cardiac-cerebral vascular disease. The effects of XZD on ameliorating metabolic syndrome, amyloid-related pathologies and cognitive impairment in an animal model of AD with metabolic stress was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHOD: The animal model of AD with metabolic stress was created by administrating high-fat diet and a low-dose injection of streptozotocin prior to the appearance of senile plaques in APP/PS1 transgenic mice...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743634/early-ciliary-and-prominin-1-dysfunctions-precede-neurogenesis-impairment-in-a-mouse-model-of-type-2-diabetes
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Tomás P Bachor, Jana Karbanová, Edgar Büttner, Vicente Bermúdez, Melisa Marquioni Ramella, Peter Carmeliet, Denis Corbeil, Angela M Suburo
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is reaching epidemic conditions worldwide and increases the risk for cognition impairment and dementia. Here, we postulated that progenitors in adult neurogenic niches might be particularly vulnerable. Therefore, we evaluated the different components of the mouse subventricular zone (SVZ) during the first week after chemical induction of type 1 and type 2 diabetes-like (T1DM and T2DM) conditions. Surprisingly, only T2DM mice showed SVZ damage. The initial lesions were localized to ependymal cilia, which appeared disorientated and clumped together...
July 22, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743056/apigenin-attenuates-isoflurane-induced-cognitive-dysfunction-via-epigenetic-regulation-and-neuroinflammation-in-aged-rats
#18
Lin Chen, Wenji Xie, Wenqin Xie, Weiqiang Zhuang, Changcheng Jiang, Naizhen Liu
PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH: Post operational cognitive dysfunction (POCD) occurs in patients after anesthesia and surgery. Abnormal histone acetylation and neuroinflammation are key factors in the pathogenesis of cognitive impairment. Apigenin not only has an anti-inflammatory activity but also modifies histone acetylation. We aimed to investigate whether apigenin can attenuate isoflurane exposure-induced cognitive decline by regulating histone acetylation and inflammatory signaling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Spatial learning and memory were assessed by Morris water maze test...
July 6, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742507/severe-neurological-abnormalities-in-a-young-boy-with-impaired-thyroid-hormone-sensitivity-due-to-a-novel-mutation-in-the-mct8-gene
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Teresa Rego, Carmen Gomez Lado, Paloma Cabanas Rodríguez, Francisco Sousa Santos, Francisco Barros Angueira, Lidia Castro-Feijóo, Jesús Barreiro Conde, Manuel Castro-Gago
Monocarboxylate transporter 8 (MCT8) is an active and specific thyroid hormone transporter into neurons. MCT8 mutations cause an X-linked condition known as Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome and are characterized by impaired psychomotor development and typical abnormal thyroid function. We describe a 10-year-old boy with severe cognitive disability, axial hypotonia, spastic quadriplegia and sporadic dyskinetic episodes. He initially presented with thyroid dysfunction (high FT3, low rT3, low FT4 and normal TSH) and generalized retardation of the cerebral and cerebellar myelination in brain magnetic resonance imaging...
April 2017: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742428/neck-and-upper-limb-dysfunction-in-patients-following-neck-dissection-looking-beyond-the-shoulder
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Elise M Gane, Shaun P O'Leary, Anna L Hatton, Benedict J Panizza, Steven M McPhail
Objective To measure patient-perceived upper limb and neck function following neck dissection and to investigate potential associations between clinical factors, symptoms, and function. Study Design Cross-sectional. Setting Two tertiary hospitals in Brisbane, Australia. Subjects and Methods Inclusion criteria: patients treated with neck dissection (2009-2014). EXCLUSION CRITERIA: aged <18 years, accessory nerve or sternocleidomastoid sacrifice, previous neck dissection, preexisting shoulder/neck injury, and inability to provide informed consent (cognition, insufficient English)...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
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