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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351692/homonymous-hemianopia-in-children-and-adolescents-an-mri-study
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Manja Haaga, Susanne Trauzettel-Klosinski, Anna Krumm, Stephan Küster, Iliya Ivanov, Angelika Cordey, Claudia Gehrlich, Martin Staudt
AIM:  Diagnosing homonymous hemianopia (HH) in children can be difficult due to inability to comply with perimetry. Therefore, HH can often only be suspected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showing lesions to the retrochiasmatic visual pathways. The aim of our retrospective observational cross-sectional study was to improve the radiologic detection of HH. METHODS:  MRIs of 21 subjects (5-17 years old) with ophthalmologically confirmed HH (14 complete, 7 incomplete hemianopias) were analyzed...
January 19, 2018: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351469/inhibition-of-mtor-protects-the-blood-brain-barrier-in-models-of-alzheimer-s-disease-and-vascular-cognitive-impairment
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Candice E Van Skike, Jordan B Jahrling, Angela B Olson, Naomi L Sayre, Stacy A Hussong, Zoltan I Ungvari, James D Lechleiter, Veronica Galvan
An intact blood-brain barrier (BBB) limits entry of pro-inflammatory and neurotoxic blood-derived factors into the brain parenchyma. The BBB is damaged in Alzheimer's disease (AD), which contributes significantly to the progression of AD pathologies and cognitive decline. However, the mechanisms underlying BBB breakdown in AD remain elusive and no interventions are available for treatment or prevention. We and others recently established that inhibition of the mammalian/mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway with rapamycin yields significant neuroprotective effects, improving cerebrovascular and cognitive function in mouse models of AD...
December 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351243/awake-versus-asleep-deep-brain-stimulation-surgery-technical-considerations-and-critical-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Ryan B Kochanski, Sepehr Sani
Advancements in neuroimaging have led to a trend toward direct, image-based targeting under general anesthesia without the use of microelectrode recording (MER) or intraoperative test stimulation, also referred to as "asleep" deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery. Asleep DBS, utilizing imaging in the form of intraoperative computed tomography (iCT) or magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI), has demonstrated reliable targeting accuracy of DBS leads implanted within the globus pallidus and subthalamic nucleus while also improving clinical outcomes in patients with Parkinson's disease...
January 19, 2018: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351108/neuroimaging-in-neurodevelopmental-disorders-focus-on-resting-state-fmri-analysis-of-intrinsic-functional-brain-connectivity
#4
Allison Jack
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Resting-state fMRI assessment of instrinsic functional brain connectivity (rs-fcMRI) in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) allows assessment of participants with a wide range of functioning levels, and collection of multisite databases that facilitate large-scale analysis. These heterogeneous multisite data present both promise and methodological challenge. Herein, we provide an overview of recent (1 October 2016-1 November 2017) empirical research on ASD rs-fcMRI, focusing on work that helps clarify how best to leverage the power of these data...
January 17, 2018: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351056/remediation-of-radiation-induced-cognitive-dysfunction-through-oral-administration-of-the-neuroprotective-compound-nsi-189
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Barrett Allen, Munjal M Acharya, Celine Lu, Erich Giedzinski, Nicole Chmielewski, David Quach, Mike Hefferan, Karl K Johe, Charles L Limoli
Clinical management of primary and secondary central nervous system (CNS) malignancies frequently includes radiotherapy to forestall tumor growth and recurrence after surgical resection. While cranial radiotherapy remains beneficial, adult and pediatric brain tumor survivors suffer from a wide range of debilitating and progressive cognitive deficits. Although this has been recognized as a significant problem for decades, there remains no clinical recourse for the unintended neurocognitive sequelae associated with these types of cancer treatments...
January 19, 2018: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350775/randomized-trial-of-transcranial-dc-stimulation-for-post-stroke-dysphagia
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Sonja Suntrup-Krueger, Corinna Ringmaier, Paul Muhle, Andreas Wollbrink, Andre Kemmling, Uta Hanning, Inga Claus, Tobias Warnecke, Inga Teismann, Christo Pantev, Rainer Dziewas
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is able to enhance dysphagia rehabilitation following stroke. Besides relating clinical effects with neuroplastic changes in cortical swallowing processing we aimed to identify factors influencing treatment success. METHODS: In this double-blind, randomized study 60 acute dysphagic stroke patients received contralesional anodal (1 mA, 20 min) or sham tDCS on four consecutive days. Swallowing function was thoroughly assessed before and after the intervention using the validated Fiberoptic Endoscopic Dysphagia Severity Scale (FEDSS) and clinical assessment...
January 19, 2018: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350764/the-protective-effect-of-antarctic-krill-oil-on-cognitive-function-by-inhibiting-oxidative-stress-in-the-brain-of-senescence-accelerated-prone-mouse-strain-8-samp8-mice
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Qian Li, Fengjuan Wu, Min Wen, Teruyoshi Yanagita, Changhu Xue, Tiantian Zhang, Yuming Wang
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder, and oxidative stress plays a vital role in its progression. Antarctic krill oil (AKO) is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, which has various biological activities, such as improving insulin sensitivity, alleviating inflammation and ameliorating oxidative stress. In this study, the protective effect of AKO against AD were investigated in senescence-accelerated prone mouse strain 8 (SAMP8) mice. Results showed that treatment with AKO could effectively ameliorate learning and memory deficits and ease the anxiety in SAMP8 mice by Morris water maze, Barnes maze test and open-field test...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350608/acute-transverse-myelitis-following-scrub-typhus-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Hyun-Seung Ryu, Bong Ju Moon, Jae-Young Park, Sang-Deok Kim, Seung-Kwon Seo, Jung-Kil Lee
Context Scrub typhus is an acute febrile disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. The disease can usually involve the lungs, heart, liver, spleen and brain through hematogenous dissemination. However, very rarely, acute transverse myelitis in the spinal cord develops from scrub typhus. We present a case of acute transverse myelitis following scrub typhus with a review of the literature. Findings A 66-year-old male visited a hospital for general myalgia, mild headache, and fever in October. He was noted to have thick, black papule skin on his abdomen, which was highly suggestive of scrub typhus...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350600/long-term-outcome-of-pallidal-stimulation-for-meige-syndrome
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Shiro Horisawa, Taku Ochiai, Shinichi Goto, Takeshi Nakajima, Nobuhiko Takeda, Takakazu Kawamata, Takaomi Taira
OBJECTIVE Meige syndrome is characterized by blepharospasm and varied subphenotypes of craniocervical dystonia. Current literature on pallidal surgery for Meige syndrome is limited to case reports and a few small-scale studies. The authors investigated the clinical outcomes of deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus internus (GPi) in patients with Meige syndrome. METHODS Sixteen patients who underwent GPi DBS at the Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital between 2002 and 2015 were included in this study...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350599/prognostic-factors-for-progression-in-atypical-meningioma
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Shakir I Shakir, Luis Souhami, Kevin Petrecca, Jose João Mansure, Khushdeep Singh, Valerie Panet-Raymond, George Shenouda, Amal A Al-Odaini, Bassam Abdulkarim, Marie-Christine Guiot
OBJECTIVE The optimal adjuvant management for atypical meningiomas remains controversial. The aim of this study was to review long-term outcomes to identify potential prognostic factors for disease progression. METHODS From August 1992 to August 2013, 70 patients with atypical meningioma were treated at the authors' institution. Pathology revision was performed based on WHO 2007 criteria. Patients with multiple tumors, neurofibromatosis Type 2, or inadequate imaging follow-up were not eligible. The authors performed pre- and postoperative serial measurements of tumor volume from MRI...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350575/the-neural-substrates-of-improved-phonological-processing-following-successful-treatment-in-a-case-of-phonological-alexia-and-agraphia
#11
Andrew T DeMarco, Stephen M Wilson, Kindle Rising, Steven Z Rapcsak, Pélagie M Beeson
Phonological deficits are common in aphasia after left-hemisphere stroke, and can have significant functional consequences for spoken and written language. While many individuals improve through treatment, the neural substrates supporting improvements are poorly understood. We measured brain activation during pseudoword reading in an individual through two treatment phases. Improvements were associated with greater activation in residual left dorsal language regions and bilateral regions supporting attention and effort...
January 19, 2018: Neurocase
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350456/a-prospective-study-of-family-predictors-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-pediatric-brain-tumor-survivors
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Lauren F Quast, Peter C Phillips, Yimei Li, Anne E Kazak, Lamia P Barakat, Matthew C Hocking
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to examine prospectively the associations between family functioning at the end of tumor-directed treatment and the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of pediatric brain tumor survivors (PBTSs) approximately 9 months later. PROCEDURE: Thirty-five PBTS (age 6-16 years) and their mothers completed measures of family functioning and survivor HRQL within 5 months of completing tumor-directed therapy (baseline) and again approximately 9 months later (follow-up)...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350336/brain-over-bladder-a-systematic-review-of-dual-cholinesterase-inhibitor-and-urinary-anticholinergic-use
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REVIEW
Laura K Triantafylidis, Jenna S Clemons, Emily P Peron, John Roefaro, Kristin M Zimmerman
BACKGROUND: Case reports have demonstrated that dual use of cholinesterase inhibitors (ChIs) and urinary anticholinergics (UAChs) in older adults may be associated with delusions, aggression, changes in cognition, and anxiety, which typically resolve on drug discontinuation. Despite opposing mechanisms of action, these drugs continue to be co-prescribed. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review evaluates cognitive and functional outcomes of dual use of ChIs and UAChs and describes its prevalence...
January 19, 2018: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350086/hematoma-clearance-as-a-therapeutic-target-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage-from-macro-to-micro
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D Andrew Wilkinson, Richard F Keep, Ya Hua, Guohua Xi
Despite the absence of an intervention shown to improve outcomes in intracerebral hemorrhage, preclinical work has led to a greater understanding of the pathologic pathways of brain injury. Methods targeting hematoma clearance through both macroscopic (surgical) and microscopic (endogenous phagocytosis) means are currently under investigation, with multiple clinical trials ongoing. Macroscopic methods for removal involve both catheter- and endoscope-based therapies to remove the hematoma through minimally invasive surgery...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350055/therapeutic-strategies-and-nano-drug-delivery-applications-in-management-of-ageing-alzheimer-s-disease
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Govindarajan Karthivashan, Palanivel Ganesan, Shin-Young Park, Joon-Soo Kim, Dong-Kug Choi
In recent years, the incidental rate of neurodegenerative disorders has increased proportionately with the aging population. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the most commonly reported neurodegenerative disorders, and it is estimated to increase by roughly 30% among the aged population. In spite of screening numerous drug candidates against various molecular targets of AD, only a few candidates - such as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors are currently utilized as an effective clinical therapy. However, targeted drug delivery of these drugs to the central nervous system (CNS) exhibits several limitations including meager solubility, low bioavailability, and reduced efficiency due to the impediments of the blood-brain barrier (BBB)...
November 2018: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349605/improved-effectiveness-of-stereotactic-radiosurgery-in-large-brain-metastases-by-individualized-isotoxic-dose-prescription-an-in-silico-study
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Jaap D Zindler, Jacqueline Schiffelers, Philippe Lambin, Aswin L Hoffmann
INTRODUCTION: In large brain metastases (BM) with a diameter of more than 2 cm there is an increased risk of radionecrosis (RN) with standard stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) dose prescription, while the normal tissue constraint is exceeded. The tumor control probability (TCP) with a single dose of 15 Gy is only 42%. This in silico study tests the hypothesis that isotoxic dose prescription (IDP) can increase the therapeutic ratio (TCP/Risk of RN) of SRS in large BM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A treatment-planning study with 8 perfectly spherical and 46 clinically realistic gross tumor volumes (GTV) was conducted...
January 18, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349604/quality-of-training-in-radiation-oncology-in-germany-where-do-we-stand-results-from-a%C3%A2-2016-2017-survey-performed-by-the-working-group-young-degro-of-the-german-society-of-radiation-oncology-degro
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C T Dietzel, K Jablonska, M Niyazi, T Gauer, N Ebert, C Ostheimer, D Krug
PURPOSE: To evaluate the current situation of young radiation oncologists in Germany with regard to the contents and quality of training and level of knowledge, as well as their working conditions and professional satisfaction. METHODS: From June 2016 to February 2017, a survey was conducted by the young DEGRO (yDEGRO) using an online platform. The questionnaire consisted of 28 items examining a broad range of aspects influencing residency. There were 96 completed questionnaires RESULTS: 83% of participants stated to be very or mostly pleased with their residency training...
January 18, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348927/improved-cognitive-performance-and-event-related-potential-changes-following-working-memory-training-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
#18
Thomas J Covey, Janet L Shucard, Ralph Hb Benedict, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, David W Shucard
Background: Few studies of cognitive rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis (MS) have targeted working memory specifically. Objective: We examined the effects of n-back working memory training on cognitive performance and brain function in patients with MS. Methods: Patients with MS (n = 12) and healthy controls (HC; n = 12) underwent 20 sessions of n-back working memory training. Before and after training (pre- and posttest) cognitive event-related potential (ERP) measures were obtained during a 3-back task...
January 2018: Multiple Sclerosis Journal—Experimental, Translational and Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348440/neural-predictors-of-cognitive-improvement-by-multi-strategic-memory-training-based-on-metamemory-in-older-adults-with-subjective-memory-complaints
#19
Soowon Park, Seung-Ho Ryu, Yongjoon Yoo, Jin-Ju Yang, Hunki Kwon, Jung-Hae Youn, Jong-Min Lee, Seong-Jin Cho, Jun-Young Lee
Previous studies have indicated that memory training may help older people improve cognition. However, evidence regarding who will benefit from such memory trainings has not been fully discovered yet. Understanding the clinical and neural inter-individual differences for predicting cognitive improvement is important for maximizing the training efficacy of memory-training programs. The purpose of this study was to find the individual characteristics and brain morphological characteristics that predict cognitive improvement after a multi-strategic memory training based on metamemory concept...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348137/accuracy-of-the-compressed-sensing-accelerated-3d-flair-sequence-for-the-detection-of-ms-plaques-at-3t
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S Toledano-Massiah, A Sayadi, R de Boer, J Gelderblom, R Mahdjoub, S Gerber, M Zuber, M Zins, J Hodel
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The use of 3D FLAIR improves the detection of brain lesions in MS patients, but requires long acquisition times. Compressed sensing reduces acquisition time by using the sparsity of MR images to randomly undersample the k-space. Our aim was to compare the image quality and diagnostic performance of 3D-FLAIR with and without compressed sensing for the detection of multiple sclerosis lesions at 3T. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-three patients with relapsing-remitting MS underwent both conventional 3D-FLAIR and compressed sensing 3D-FLAIR on a 3T scanner (reduction in scan time 1 minute 25 seconds, 27%; compressed sensing factor of 1...
January 18, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
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