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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936511/znf208-polymorphisms-associate-with-ischemic-stroke-in-southern-chinese-han-population
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Jianzhong Yu, Feng Zhou, Dong Luo, Nianzhen Wang, Chong Zhang, Tianbo Jin, Xiongfei Liang, Dan Yu
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke is one of the most common diseases with a high burden of neurological deficits, disability and death. Zinc finger protein 208 (ZNF208) was found to be involved in coronary heart disease, but little information was about its association with ischemic stroke. We performed this case-control study to elucidate the association between single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within ZNF208 and risk of ischemic stroke in southern Chinese Han population. METHODS: A total of 799 subjects (400 cases and 399 health controls) were enrolled in this study...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936351/metal-exposures-at-three-u-s-electronic-scrap-recycling-facilities
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Diana Ceballos, Catherine Beaucham, Elena Page
Many metals found in electronic scrap are known to cause serious health effects, including but not limited to cancer and respiratory, neurologic, renal, and reproductive damage. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention performed three health hazard evaluations at electronic scrap recycling facilities in the U.S. to characterize employee exposure to metals and recommend control strategies to reduce these exposures. We performed air, surface, and biological monitoring for metals...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936156/primary-postnatal-dorsal-root-ganglion-culture-from-conventionally-slaughtered-calves
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A Fadda, M Bärtschi, A Hemphill, H R Widmer, A Zurbriggen, P Perona, B Vidondo, A Oevermann
Neurological disorders in ruminants have an important impact on veterinary health, but very few host-specific in vitro models have been established to study diseases affecting the nervous system. Here we describe a primary neuronal dorsal root ganglia (DRG) culture derived from calves after being conventionally slaughtered for food consumption. The study focuses on the in vitro characterization of bovine DRG cell populations by immunofluorescence analysis. The effects of various growth factors on neuron viability, neurite outgrowth and arborisation were evaluated by morphological analysis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936074/association-between-metabolic-syndrome-and-cognitive-impairment-after-acute-ischemic-stroke-a-cross-sectional-study-in-a-chinese-population
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Pan Li, Wei Quan, Da Lu, Yan Wang, Hui-Hong Zhang, Shuai Liu, Rong-Cai Jiang, Yu-Ying Zhou
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Metabolic syndrome (MetS), a risk factor for many vascular conditions, is associated with vascular cognitive disorders. The objective of the present study was to explore the associations of MetS and its individual components with the risks of cognitive impairment and neurological dysfunction in patients after acute stroke. METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled 840 patients ranging in age from 53 to 89 years from the Tianjin area of North China...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935894/-outcomes-of-surgical-management-of-patients-with-nonspecific-aortoarteritis-with-isolated-lesion-of-brachiocephalic-arteries
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F Sh Bakhritdinov, A S Suyumov, N U Sharapov
The authors analysed herein the results of examination and surgical treatment of patients presenting with Takayasu aortoarteritis with an isolated lesion of the aortic arch branches. Discrepancy between the degree of ischaemia, dissemination, and localization of lesions, as well as ambiguity of neurological manifestations suggests large compensatory possibilities of the cerebral circulation in this disease. The revealed peculiarities of lesions of the brachiocephalic arteries characteristic the pathology concerned were as follows: high incidence of lesions of subclavian arteries (mainly in the second and third segments), utterly rare involvement of the brachiocephalic trunk, a stenosisng pattern of lesion of carotid arteries with predominant localization in the common carotid artery, not involving it into the process of bifurcation...
2016: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935890/-surgical-prevention-of-ischaemic-strokes-by-means-of-an-extraintracranial-microanastomosis-eicma-in-the-carotid-basin
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V V Krylov, V A Luk'yanchikov, A S Tokarev, O Yu Nakhabin, N A Polunina, I V Sen'ko, V A Dalibaldyan, E V Grigor'eva, N E Kudryashova, G K Guseinova, E V Udodov, T A Fedulova
BACKGROUND: Not less than 50% of all ischaemic strokes appear to occur resulting from pathology of extracranial arteries. Occlusions and stenoses are more commonly encountered in carotid arteries, with the incidence of occlusion of the internal carotid artery (ICA) ranging from 5 to 10% within the structure of all lesions of brachiocephalic arteries (BCA). AIM: The study was aimed at assessing the results of a surgical procedure of extra-intracranial microanastomosis (EICMA) performed in patients presenting with occlusive and stenotic lesions of BCA at the Neurosurgical Department...
2016: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935825/microglia-activation-in-a-pediatric-rabbit-model-of-tuberculous-meningitis
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Elizabeth W Tucker, Supriya Pokkali, Zhi Zhang, Vincent P DeMarco, Mariah Klunk, Elizabeth S Smith, Alvaro A Ordonez, Marie-France Penet, Zaver Bhujwalla, Sanjay K Jain, Sujatha Kannan
Central nervous system (CNS) tuberculosis (TB) is the most severe form of extra-pulmonary TB and disproportionately affects young children where the developing brain has a unique host response. New Zealand white rabbits were infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis via subarachnoid inoculation at postnatal day 4-8 and evaluated until 4-6 weeks post-infection. Control and infected rabbit kits were assessed for the development of neurological deficits, bacterial burden, and postmortem microbiologic and pathologic changes...
December 1, 2016: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935798/health-gains-and-financial-protection-provided-by-the-ethiopian-mental-health-strategy-an-extended-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Kjell Arne Johansson, Kirsten Bjerkreim Strand, Abebaw Fekadu, Dan Chisholm
BACKGROUND: Mental and neurological (MN) health care has long been neglected in low-income settings. This paper estimates health and non-health impacts of fully publicly financed care for selected key interventions in the National Mental Health Strategy in Ethiopia for depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and epilepsy. METHODS: A methodology of extended cost-effectiveness analysis (ECEA) is applied to MN health care in Ethiopia. The impact of providing a package of selected MN interventions free of charge in Ethiopia is estimated for: epilepsy (75% coverage, phenobarbital), depression (30% coverage, fluoxetine, cognitive therapy and proactive case management), bipolar affective disorder (50% coverage, valproate and psychosocial therapy) and schizophrenia (75% coverage, haloperidol plus psychosocial treatment)...
October 9, 2016: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935781/the-neurotoxicity-of-general-anesthetic-drugs-emphasis-on-the-extremes-of-age
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Chuck Biddle, Vincent Ford
A substantial body of research suggests that anesthetic exposure to patients who are very young or very old may impair cognitive, behavioral, and emotional development or recovery. In lower animal models of pre- and postnatal age, anesthetic exposure may impact inflammation, synaptogenesis, neuronal apoptosis, and glial cell development. To date, research in humans is inconclusive regarding the long-term cognitive and behavioral sequelae of general anesthesia in the young child. In older adults, postoperative cognitive dysfunction and cognitive delirium are identified as markers of anesthetic neurotoxicity...
January 2017: Annual Review of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935710/quantification-of-atp7b-protein-in-dried-blood-spots-by-peptide-immuno-srm-as-a-potential-screen-for-wilson-s-disease
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Sunhee Jung, Jeffrey R Whiteaker, Lei Zhao, Han-Wook Yoo, Amanda G Paulovich, Si Houn Hahn
Wilson's Disease (WD), a copper transport disorder caused by a genetic defect in the ATP7B gene, has been a long time strong candidate for newborn screening (NBS), since early interventions can give better results by preventing irreversible neurological disability or liver cirrhosis. Several previous pilot studies measuring ceruloplasmin (CP) in infants or children showed that this marker alone was insufficient to meet the universal screening for WD. WD results from mutations that cause absent or markedly diminished levels of ATP7B...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935471/oral-motor-abilities-are-task-dependent-a-factor-analytic-approach-to-performance-rate
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Anja Staiger, Theresa Schölderle, Bettina Brendel, Kai Bötzel, Wolfram Ziegler
Measures of performance rates in speech-like or volitional nonspeech oral motor tasks are frequently used to draw inferences about articulation rate abnormalities in patients with neurologic movement disorders. The study objective was to investigate the structural relationship between rate measures of speech and of oral motor behaviors different from speech. A total of 130 patients with neurologic movement disorders and 130 healthy subjects participated in the study. Rate data was collected for oral reading (speech), rapid syllable repetition (speech-like), and rapid single articulator movements (nonspeech)...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Motor Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935448/diagnostic-accuracy-of-motor-evoked-potentials-to-detect-neurological-deficit-during-idiopathic-scoliosis-correction-a-systematic-review
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Parthasarathy D Thirumala, Donald J Crammond, Yoon K Loke, Hannah L Cheng, Jessie Huang, Jeffrey R Balzer
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of intraoperative transcranial motor evoked potential (TcMEP) monitoring in predicting an impending neurological deficit during corrective spinal surgery for patients with idiopathic scoliosis (IS). METHODS The authors searched the PubMed and Web of Science database for relevant lists of retrieved reports and/or experiments published from January 1950 through October 2014 for studies on TcMEP monitoring use during IS surgery. The primary analysis of this review fit the operating characteristic into a hierarchical summary receiver operating characteristic curve model to determine the efficacy of intraoperative TcMEP-predicted change...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935362/dramatic-radiographic-response-resulting-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-rhinorrhea-associated-with-sunitinib-therapy-in-recurrent-atypical-meningioma-case-report
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Amol Raheja, Howard Colman, Cheryl A Palmer, William T Couldwell
Sunitinib is a multiple tyrosine kinase inhibitor with antiangiogenic, cytostatic, and antimigratory activity for meningiomas. A recent clinical trial of sunitinib for treatment of recurrent Grade II and III meningiomas suggested potential efficacy in this population, but only 2 patients exhibited significant radiographic response with tumor volume reduction. The authors illustrate another such case and discuss a complication related to this dramatic tumor volume reduction in aggressive skull base meningiomas...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935218/is-there-a-relationship-between-neonatal-sepsis-and-simple-minor-neurological-dysfunction
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Nazan Kavas, Ayşe Engin Arısoy, Asuman Bayhan, Bülent Kara, Ayla Günlemez, Gülcan Türker, Meral Oruç, Ayşe Sevim Gökalp
BACKGROUND: This study examined potential risk factors for and consequences of simple minor neurological dysfunction (SMND), in a group of very low birth weight newborns followed until preschool age. METHODS: This is a prospective longitudinal study. Children with a birth weight below 1,500 g were assessed at 4 to 6 years of age. Twenty eight children with a normal neurological examination and 35 children with simple minor neurological dysfunction were included in the final analysis...
December 9, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935018/tolerability-and-efficacy-of-perampanel-in-children-with-refractory-epilepsy
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Eli Heyman, Eli Lahat, Noa Levin, Orna Epstein, Mirit Lazinger, Matitiahu Berkovitch, Revital Gandelman-Marton
AIM: There are few reports on the tolerability and efficacy of perampanel, a new antiepileptic drug with a novel mechanism of action, in children and adolescents. We aimed to describe our experience with perampanel add-on and mono-therapy in children with refractory epilepsy. METHOD: Computerized medical records of children treated with perampanel in the paediatric neurology clinic from December 2012 to October 2015 were reviewed. RESULTS: Twenty-four children treated with perampanel (15 females, 9 males) aged 1 year 6 months to 17 years (mean 10y, standard deviation [SD] 4y 5mo) were identified...
December 9, 2016: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935015/extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-a-danish-health-region
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J Fjølner, J Greisen, M R S Jørgensen, C J Terkelsen, L B Ilkjaer, T M Hansen, H Eiskjaer, S Christensen, J Gjedsted
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (ECPR) has emerged as a feasible rescue therapy for refractory, normothermic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Reported survival rates vary and comparison between studies is hampered by heterogeneous study populations, differences in bystander intervention and in pre-hospital emergency service organisation. We aimed to describe the first experiences, treatment details, complications and outcome with ECPR for OHCA in a Danish health region...
December 9, 2016: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934997/lead-pb-exposure-reduces-global-dna-methylation-level-by-non-competitive-inhibition-and-alteration-of-dnmt-expression
#17
Oscar F Sanchez, Jinyoung Lee, Nathaphon Yu King Hing, Seong-Eun Kim, Jennifer L Freeman, Chongli Yuan
Low-dose exposure to lead (Pb) is connected to developmental neurological alterations by inducing molecular changes, such as aberrant gene expression patterns. The attributing molecular mechanism, however, is not well-elucidated. In this study, we revealed epigenetic features and mechanisms that can alter gene expression patterns by identifying changes in DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) activity, expression pattern and DNA methylation level using moelcular studies and a zebrafish animal model. We characterized the effects of Pb on the activities of various DNMTs in vitro and determined the molecular role of Pb in modulating DNMT activity via kinetic experiments...
December 9, 2016: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934901/towards-peptide-vaccines-against-zika-virus-immunoinformatics-combined-with-molecular-dynamics-simulations-to-predict-antigenic-epitopes-of-zika-viral-proteins
#18
Muhammad Usman Mirza, Shazia Rafique, Amjad Ali, Mobeen Munir, Nazia Ikram, Abdul Manan, Outi M H Salo-Ahen, Muhammad Idrees
The recent outbreak of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in Brazil has developed to a global health concern due to its likely association with birth defects (primary microcephaly) and neurological complications. Consequently, there is an urgent need to develop a vaccine to prevent or a medicine to treat the infection. In this study, immunoinformatics approach was employed to predict antigenic epitopes of Zika viral proteins to aid in development of a peptide vaccine against ZIKV. Both linear and conformational B-cell epitopes as well as cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) epitopes were predicted for ZIKV Envelope (E), NS3 and NS5 proteins...
December 9, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934841/aeromonas-hydrophila-meningitis-and-fulminant-sepsis-in-preterm-newborn-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#19
A Kali, R Kalaivani, Pmv Charles, K S Seetha
Neonatal meningitis is a lethal infection occurring in the 1st month of life. The risk of developing permanent neurological sequels is high among the neonates who survive. Bacterial pathogens are commonly associated with this condition. Aeromonas is a Gram-negative bacteria of aquatic habitat. Although isolation of Aeromonas species from neonates with blood stream infection is infrequently reported, neonatal meningitis caused by Aeromonas is exceedingly rare. We present a case of fulminant sepsis and meningitis caused by Aeromonas hydrophila in a preterm newborn male...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934789/a-3d-map-of-the-hindlimb-motor-representation-in-the-lumbar-spinal-cord-in-sprague-dawley-rats
#20
Jordan A Borrell, Shawn B Frost, Jeremy Peterson, Randolph J Nudo
OBJECTIVE: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating neurological trauma with a prevalence of about 282 000 people living with an SCI in the United States in 2016. Advances in neuromodulatory devices hold promise for restoring function by incorporating the delivery of electrical current directly into the spinal cord grey matter via intraspinal microstimulation (ISMS). In such designs, detailed topographic maps of spinal cord outputs are needed to determine ISMS locations for eliciting hindlimb movements...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Neural Engineering
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