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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527272/-does-corticosteroid-treatment-during-the-pre-and-postnatal-periods-affect-the-neurodevelopmental-outcome-of-premature-newborns
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Marita Lardón, José Uberos, Eduardo Narbona
INTRODUCTION: Glucocorticoids, widely used in the perinatal period, may be associated with adverse neurodevelopmental effects. OBJECTIVES: To analyze neurodevelopmental outcomes in a cohort of very low birth weight newborns treated with antenatal and/or postnatal corticosteroids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study in which we included all very low birth weight babies admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit of a tertiary hospital between 2008 and 2013...
April 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523564/prenatal-and-early-postnatal-environmental-enrichment-reduce-acute-cell-death-and-prevent-neurodevelopment-and-memory-impairments-in-rats-submitted-to-neonatal-hypoxia-ischemia
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L E Durán-Carabali, D M Arcego, F K Odorcyk, L Reichert, J L Cordeiro, E F Sanches, L D Freitas, C Dalmaz, A Pagnussat, C A Netto
Environmental enrichment (EE) is an experimental strategy to attenuate the negative effects of different neurological conditions including neonatal hypoxia ischemia encephalopathy (HIE). The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of prenatal and early postnatal EE in animals submitted to neonatal HIE model at postnatal day (PND) 3. Wistar rats were housed in EE or standard conditions (SC) during pregnancy and lactation periods. Pups of both sexes were assigned to one of four experimental groups, considering the early environmental conditions and the injury: SC-Sham, SC-HIE, EE-sham, and EE-HIE...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523230/targeting-resolution-of-neuroinflammation-after-ischemic-stroke-with-a-lipoxin-a4-analog-protective-mechanisms-and-long-term-effects-on-neurological-recovery
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Kimberly E Hawkins, Kelly M DeMars, Jon C Alexander, Lauren G de Leon, Sean C Pacheco, Christina Graves, Changjun Yang, Austin O McCrea, Jan C Frankowski, Timothy J Garrett, Marcelo Febo, Eduardo Candelario-Jalil
BACKGROUND: Resolution of inflammation is an emerging new strategy to reduce damage following ischemic stroke. Lipoxin A4 (LXA 4) is an anti-inflammatory, pro-resolution lipid mediator that reduces neuroinflammation in stroke. Since LXA 4 is rapidly inactivated, potent analogs have been synthesized, including BML-111. We hypothesized that post-ischemic, intravenous treatment with BML-111 for 1 week would provide neuroprotection and reduce neurobehavioral deficits at 4 weeks after ischemic stroke in rats...
May 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522967/sources-of-phoneme-errors-in-repetition-perseverative-neologistic-and-lesion-patterns-in-jargon-aphasia
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Emma Pilkington, James Keidel, Luke T Kendrick, James D Saddy, Karen Sage, Holly Robson
This study examined patterns of neologistic and perseverative errors during word repetition in fluent Jargon aphasia. The principal hypotheses accounting for Jargon production indicate that poor activation of a target stimulus leads to weakly activated target phoneme segments, which are outcompeted at the phonological encoding level. Voxel-lesion symptom mapping studies of word repetition errors suggest a breakdown in the translation from auditory-phonological analysis to motor activation. Behavioral analyses of repetition data were used to analyse the target relatedness (Phonological Overlap Index: POI) of neologistic errors and patterns of perseveration in 25 individuals with Jargon aphasia...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522348/the-impact-of-genetic-and-experimental-studies-on-classification-and-therapy-of-the-epilepsies
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REVIEW
Giuliano Avanzini, Massimo Mantegazza, Benedetta Terragni, Laura Canafoglia, Paolo Scalmani, Silvana Franceschetti
Different types of epilepsy are associated with gene mutations, in which seizures can be the only symptom (genetic epilepsies) or be one of the elements of complex clinical pictures that are often progressive over time (epileptic or epileptogenic encephalopathies). In epileptogenic encephalopathies, epileptic seizures and other neurological and cognitive signs are symptoms of genetically determined neuropathological or neurochemical disorders. In epileptic encephalopathies, epileptic activity itself is thought to contribute to severe cognitive and behavioral impairments above and beyond what might be expected from the underlying pathology alone...
May 15, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521701/unexpected-effects-of-acetylcholine-precursors-on-pilocarpine-seizure-induced-neuronal-death
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Minwoo Lee, Bo Young Choi, Sang Won Suh
Choline alfoscerate (α-GPC) and Cytidine 5'-diphosphocholine (CDP-Choline) are both acetylcholine precursors and are considered to act as pro-cholinergic nootropic agents. Acetylcholine precursors have also recently found frequent use in the neurology clinic. Stroke and many types of dementia have been shown to respond favorably after treatment with these agents, not only in terms of cognitive dysfunction but also behavioral and psychological symptoms. The primary mechanisms of Acetylcholine precursors are the following: 1) Acetylcholine precursors themselves are used in the biosynthesis of acetylcholine and 2) byproducts like glycerophosphate have protective functions for neuronal phospholipids...
May 18, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28519900/type-i-interferon-pathway-in-cns-homeostasis-and-neurological-disorders
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REVIEW
Thomas Blank, Marco Prinz
Type I interferons (IFNs), IFN-α and IFN-β, represent the major effector cytokines of the host immune response against viruses and other intracellular pathogens. These cytokines are produced via activation of numerous pattern recognition receptors, including the Toll-like receptor signaling network, retinoic acid-inducible gene-1 (RIG-1), melanoma differentiation-associated protein-5 (MDA-5) and interferon gamma-inducible protein-16 (IFI-16). Whilst the contribution of type I IFNs to peripheral immunity is well documented, they can also be produced by almost every cell in the central nervous system (CNS)...
May 18, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515545/traumatic-brain-injury-and-neuropsychiatric-complications
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REVIEW
Saeed Ahmed, Hema Venigalla, Hema Madhuri Mekala, Sara Dar, Mudasar Hassan, Shahana Ayub
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating injury results in damage to the brain. It is the most frequent cause of hospitalization in young people with a higher prevalence in men. TBI is the leading cause of disability and mortality between the ages 1 and 45. TBI can be caused either by the direct result of trauma or due to a complication of the primary injury. The most common etiological factors for TBI are falls, road traffic accidents, violent physical assaults, and injuries associated with athletic activities...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514188/the-invisibility-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-impaired-cognitive-performance-as-a-silent-symptom
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Leore R Heim, Miaad Badar, Shahaf Edut, Lital Rachmany, Renana Baratz, Ran Lin, Aviya Elpaz, Doaa Qubty, Lior Bikovski, Vardit Rubovitch, Shaul Schreiber, Chaim G Pick
The present study was designed to tackle two notorious features of mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) - heterogeneity and invisibility - by characterizing the full scope of mTBI symptoms. Mice were exposed to brain injuries of different intensities utilizing a weight-drop model (10, 30, 50, and 70g), and subsequently subjected to a comprehensive battery of behavioral tests at different time points, and immunohistochemical examination of cortical slices. While the physiological, neurological, emotional, and motor function of mTBI mice, i...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513566/neurophysiological-changes-induced-by-chronic-toxoplasma-gondii-infection
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REVIEW
Ellen Tedford, Glenn McConkey
Although the parasite Toxoplasma gondii is one of the most pervasive neurotropic pathogens in the world, the host-parasite interactions during CNS infection and the consequences of neurological infection are just beginning to be unraveled. The chronic stages of infection have been considered dormant, although several studies have found correlations of infection with an array of host behavioral changes. These may facilitate parasite transmission and impact neurological diseases. During infection, in addition to the presence of the parasites within neurons, host-mediated neuroimmune and hormonal responses to infection are also present...
May 17, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509609/amyloid-and-fdg-pet-in-sporadic-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-correlation-with-pathological-prion-protein-in-neuropathology
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Jordi A Matías-Guiu, Carmen Guerrero-Márquez, María Nieves Cabrera-Martín, Ulises Gómez-Pinedo, María Romeral, Diego Mayo, Jesús Porta-Etessam, Teresa Moreno-Ramos, José Luis Carreras, Jorge Matías-Guiu
INTRODUCTION: The role of positron emission tomography (PET) in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is less defined than in other neurodegenerative diseases. We studied the correlation between the uptake of (18)F-florbetaben and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose with pathological prion protein deposition in histopathology in a case. METHODS: A patient with 80 y old with a rapid neurological deterioration with a confirmed diagnosis of CJD was studied. PET and MRI studies were performed between 13-20 d before the death...
May 16, 2017: Prion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508319/trpc-channels-and-mental-disorders
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Karina Griesi-Oliveira, Angela May Suzuki, Alysson Renato Muotri
Transient receptor potential canonical (TRPC) channels mediate the influx of different types of cations through the cell membrane and are involved in many functions of the organism. Evidences of involvement of TRPC channels in neuronal development suggest that this family of proteins might play a role in certain neurological disorders. As reported, knockout mice for different TRPC channels show alterations in neuronal morphological and functional parameters, with behavioral abnormalities, such as in exploratory and social behaviors...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508055/antiarrhythmics-cure-brain-arrhythmia-the-imperativeness-of-subthalamic-erg-k-channels-in-parkinsonian-discharges
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Chen-Syuan Huang, Guan-Hsun Wang, Chun-Hwei Tai, Chun-Chang Hu, Ya-Chin Yang
ERG K(+) channels have long been known to play a crucial role in shaping cardiac action potentials and, thus, appropriate heart rhythms. The functional role of ERG channels in the central nervous system, however, remains elusive. We demonstrated that ERG channels exist in subthalamic neurons and have similar gating characteristics to those in the heart. ERG channels contribute crucially not only to the setting of membrane potential and, consequently, the firing modes, but also to the configuration of burst discharges and, consequently, the firing frequency and automaticity of the subthalamic neurons...
May 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506503/extended-clinical-spectrum-of-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-in-children-a-case-series
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Ajay Goenka, Vivek Jain, Hiroki Nariai, Alfred Spiro, Mitchell Steinschneider
OBJECTIVE: There is a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations in children with anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antibody encephalitis from two different health care settings. METHODS: We describe our experience with 13 patients (median age, 7 years; range, 5 months to 19 years) presenting to tertiary referral centers in India and the United States. RESULTS: Initial manifestations were neurological (seizures or movement disorders) in eight patients, and psychiatric (e...
April 5, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504422/effects-of-mobile-phones-on-children-s-and-adolescents-health-a-commentary
#15
Lennart Hardell
The use of digital technology has grown rapidly during the last couple of decades. During use, mobile phones and cordless phones emit radiofrequency (RF) radiation. No previous generation has been exposed during childhood and adolescence to this kind of radiation. The brain is the main target organ for RF emissions from the handheld wireless phone. An evaluation of the scientific evidence on the brain tumor risk was made in May 2011 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer at World Health Organization...
May 15, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504197/intravenous-injection-of-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-attenuates-reactive-gliosis-and-hypomyelination-in-a-neonatal-intraventricular-hemorrhage-model
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Takeo Mukai, Yuka Mori, Takahisa Shimazu, Atsuko Takahashi, Hajime Tsunoda, Satoru Yamaguchi, Shigeru Kiryu, Arinobu Tojo, Tokiko Nagamura-Inoue
Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is a frequent complication of preterm newborns, resulting in cerebral palsy and cognitive handicap as well as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and periventricular leukomalacia. In this study, we investigated the restorative effect on neonatal IVH by umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (UC-MSCs) cultured in serum-free medium (RM medium) for clinical application. UC-MSCs were cultured with αMEM medium supplemented with FBS or RM. A neonatal IVH mouse model at postnatal day 5 was generated by intraventricular injection of autologous blood, and mice were intravenously administered 1×10(5) UC-MSCs two days after IVH...
May 11, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503731/a-microfluidic-ion-pump-for-in-vivo-drug-delivery
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Ilke Uguz, Christopher M Proctor, Vincenzo F Curto, Anna-Maria Pappa, Mary J Donahue, Magali Ferro, Róisín M Owens, Dion Khodagholy, Sahika Inal, George G Malliaras
Implantable devices offer an alternative to systemic delivery of drugs for the treatment of neurological disorders. A microfluidic ion pump (µFIP), capable of delivering a drug without the solvent through electrophoresis, is developed. The device is characterized in vitro by delivering γ-amino butyric acid to a target solution, and demonstrates low-voltage operation, high drug-delivery capacity, and high ON/OFF ratio. It is also demonstrated that the device is suitable for cortical delivery in vivo by manipulating the local ion concentration in an animal model and altering neural behavior...
May 15, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503624/temporary-efficacy-of-pyrimethamine-in-juvenile-onset-tay-sachs-disease-caused-by-2-unreported-hexa-mutations-in-the-indian-population
#18
Anaita Udwadia-Hegde, Omkar Hajirnis
BACKGROUND: Juvenile Tay-Sachs disease is rarer than other forms of Tay-Sachs disease and is usually seen in children between the age of 2 and 10 years. Pyrimethamine as a pharmacological chaperone was used to increase β-hexosaminidase A activity in this patient. PATIENT: We describe a patient with Tay-Sachs disease from the Indian population, a juvenile case who presented with developmental regression starting at the age of three, initially with motor followed by language regression...
January 2017: Child Neurol Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501042/behavior-changes-and-gait-unsteadiness-the-value-of-imaging-and-prompt-neurosurgical-intervention
#19
Andreia Costa, Cláudia Marques-Matos, Carina Reis, Marta Carvalho, Madalena Pinto
Cavernous angiomas are central nervous system malformations. Most common manifestations are seizures and acute focal neurological deficits. We present a case report of a seventy-one year-old man with a two-month history of behavior changes, attention deficit and indifference followed by gait unsteadiness. Neuropsychological evaluation showed severe cognitive impairment and executive dysfunction. Head computed tomography depicted a supraventricular hydrocephaly. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a small hemorrhage, contiguous to a mesencephalic cavernous angioma, obstructing the Sylvius aqueduct, causing secondary hydrocephalus...
January 31, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500272/probing-the-lithium-response-pathway-in-hipscs-implicates-the-phosphoregulatory-set-point-for-a-cytoskeletal-modulator-in-bipolar-pathogenesis
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Brian T D Tobe, Andrew M Crain, Alicia M Winquist, Barbara Calabrese, Hiroko Makihara, Wen-Ning Zhao, Jasmin Lalonde, Haruko Nakamura, Glenn Konopaske, Michelle Sidor, Cameron D Pernia, Naoya Yamashita, Moyuka Wada, Yuuka Inoue, Fumio Nakamura, Steven D Sheridan, Ryan W Logan, Michael Brandel, Dongmei Wu, Joshua Hunsberger, Laurel Dorsett, Cordulla Duerr, Ranor C B Basa, Michael J McCarthy, Namrata D Udeshi, Philipp Mertins, Steven A Carr, Guy A Rouleau, Lina Mastrangelo, Jianxue Li, Gustavo J Gutierrez, Laurence M Brill, Nikolaos Venizelos, Guang Chen, Jeffrey S Nye, Husseini Manji, Jeffrey H Price, Colleen A McClung, Hagop S Akiskal, Martin Alda, De-Maw M Chuang, Joseph T Coyle, Yang Liu, Yang D Teng, Toshio Ohshima, Katsuhiko Mikoshiba, Richard L Sidman, Shelley Halpain, Stephen J Haggarty, Yoshio Goshima, Evan Y Snyder
The molecular pathogenesis of bipolar disorder (BPD) is poorly understood. Using human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) to unravel such mechanisms in polygenic diseases is generally challenging. However, hiPSCs from BPD patients responsive to lithium offered unique opportunities to discern lithium's target and hence gain molecular insight into BPD. By profiling the proteomics of BDP-hiPSC-derived neurons, we found that lithium alters the phosphorylation state of collapsin response mediator protein-2 (CRMP2)...
May 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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