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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211824/impact-of-the-brain-injury-family-intervention-bifi-training-on-rehabilitation-providers-a-mixed-methods-study
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Cara Meixner, Cynthia R O'Donoghue, Vesna Hart
BACKGROUND: The psychological impact of TBI is vast, leading to adverse effects on survivors and their caregivers. Unhealthy family functioning may be mitigated by therapeutic strategies, particularly interdisciplinary family systems approaches like the well-documented Brain Injury Family Intervention (BIFI). Little is known about the experience of providers who offer such interventions. OBJECTIVE: This mixed method study aims to demonstrate that a structured three-day training on the BIFI protocol improves providers' knowledge and confidence in working with survivors and families, and that this outcome is sustainable...
February 15, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211823/symptom-severity-and-life-satisfaction-in-brain-injury-the-mediating-role-of-disability-acceptance-and-social-self-efficacy
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Nicole Ditchman, Connie Sung, Amanda B Easton, Kristina S Johnson, Elisabeth Batchos
BACKGROUND: Although the negative impact of symptom severity on subjective well-being outcomes has been established among individuals with brain injury, the mediating and protective role that positive human traits might have on this relationship has not been adequately explored. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of social self-efficacy and disability acceptance on the relationship between symptom severity and life satisfaction among individuals with brain injury...
February 15, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210220/mri-based-classification-models-in-prediction-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia-in-late-life-depression
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Aleksandra K Lebedeva, Eric Westman, Tom Borza, Mona K Beyer, Knut Engedal, Dag Aarsland, Geir Selbaek, Asta K Haberg
Objective: Late-life depression (LLD) is associated with development of different types of dementia. Identification of LLD patients, who will develop cognitive decline, i.e., the early stage of dementia would help to implement interventions earlier. The purpose of this study was to assess whether structural brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in LLD patients can predict mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia 1 year prior to the diagnosis. Methods: LLD patients underwent brain MRI at baseline and repeated clinical assessment after 1-year...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210205/the-atp-gated-p2x7-receptor-as-a-target-for-the-treatment-of-drug-resistant-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Edward Beamer, Wolfgang Fischer, Tobias Engel
Despite the progress made in the development of new antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), the biggest challenges that epilepsy presents to drug development have remained unchanged for the last 80 years: finding a treatment with potential for modifying disease progression and reducing the percentage of patients resistant to all pharmacological interventions. The mechanism of action of the majority of AEDs is based on blocking Na(+) and/or Ca(2+) channels, promotion of GABA or inhibition of glutamate signaling. In order for further progress to be made, however, a fuller picture of epilepsy will need to be considered, including changes to blood-brain barrier permeability, synaptic plasticity, network reorganization, and gliosis...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209450/the-effect-of-tranexamic-acid-in-traumatic-brain-injury-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Abolfazl Jokar, Koorosh Ahmadi, Tayyebeh Salehi, Mahdi Sharif-Alhoseini, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar
PURPOSE: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability. Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) secondary to TBI is associated with a high risk of coagulopathy which leads to increasing risk of hemorrhage growth and higher mortality rate. Therefore, antifibrinolytic agents such as tranexamic acid (TA) might reduce traumatic ICH. The aim of the present study was to investigate the extent of ICH growth after TA administration in TBI patients. METHODS: This single-blind randomized controlled trial was conducted on patients with traumatic ICH (with less than 30 ml) referring to the emergency department of Vali-Asr Hospital, Arak, Iran in 2014...
January 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203573/multiple-brain-abscesses-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-with-factor-v-leiden-mutation
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Saeed Zubair Zafar, Najwa Pervin, Sukesh Manthri, Mukul Bhattarai
Multiple brain abscesses in an immunocompetent patient is a challenging clinical problem in the medical world despite advances in imaging techniques, laboratory diagnostics, surgical interventions, and antimicrobial treatment. It is a clinical entity that typically tends to occur in the presence of known predisposing factors. Clinicians seek to determine the potential risk factors responsible for the development of brain abscess because it is very crucial for management of this life-threatening condition. At times, like in our case, there are clinical situations where it is difficult to reveal any traditional risk factors...
October 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199203/neurogenetics-of-acute-and-chronic-opiate-opioid-abstinence-treating-symptoms-and-the-cause
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Kenneth Blum, Mark S Gold, William Jacobs, William Vaughn McCall, Marcelo Febo, David Baron, Kristina Dushaj, Zsolt Demetrovics, Rajendra D Badgaiyan
This review begins with a comprehensive history of opioid dependence and treatment in the United States. The focus is an evidence-based treatment model for opioid/opiate dependent individuals. The role of reward genetic polymorphisms and the epigenetic modifications that lead to vulnerability to use and misuse of opiates/opioid to treat pain are reviewed. The neurochemical mechanisms of acute opiate withdrawal and opiate/opioid reward mechanisms are explored with a goal of identifying specific treatment targets...
March 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195170/quantifying-cerebral-contributions-to-pain-beyond-nociception
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Choong-Wan Woo, Liane Schmidt, Anjali Krishnan, Marieke Jepma, Mathieu Roy, Martin A Lindquist, Lauren Y Atlas, Tor D Wager
Cerebral processes contribute to pain beyond the level of nociceptive input and mediate psychological and behavioural influences. However, cerebral contributions beyond nociception are not yet well characterized, leading to a predominant focus on nociception when studying pain and developing interventions. Here we use functional magnetic resonance imaging combined with machine learning to develop a multivariate pattern signature-termed the stimulus intensity independent pain signature-1 (SIIPS1)-that predicts pain above and beyond nociceptive input in four training data sets (Studies 1-4, N=137)...
February 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194757/a-population-based-study-on-epidemiology-of-intensive-care-unit-treated-traumatic-brain-injury-in-iceland
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G M Jonsdottir, S H Lund, B Snorradottir, S Karason, I H Olafsson, K Reynisson, B Mogensen, K Sigvaldason
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury is a worldwide health issue and a significant cause of preventable deaths and disabilities. We aimed to describe population-based data on intensive care treated traumatic brain injury in Iceland over 15 years period. METHODS: Retrospective review of all intensive care unit admissions due to traumatic brain injury at The National University Hospital of Iceland 1999-2013. Data were collected on demographics, mechanism of injury, alcohol consumption, glasgow come scale upon admission, Injury Severity Scoring, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II score, length of stay, interventions and mortality (defined as glasgow outcome score one)...
February 13, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192567/development-and-internal-validation-of-a-clinical-risk-score-for-treating-children-with-mild-head-trauma-and-intracranial-injury
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Jacob K Greenberg, Yan Yan, Christopher R Carpenter, Angela Lumba-Brown, Martin S Keller, Jose A Pineda, Ross C Brownson, David D Limbrick
Importance: The appropriate treatment of children with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and intracranial injury (ICI) on computed tomographic imaging remains unclear. Evidence-based risk assessments may improve patient safety and reduce resource use. Objective: To derive a risk score predicting the need for intensive care unit observation in children with mTBI and ICI. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective analysis of the prospective Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) head injury cohort study included patients enrolled in 25 North American emergency departments from 2004 to 2006...
February 13, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192116/prrt2-inhibits-the-proliferation-of-glioma-cells-by-modulating-unfolded-protein-response-pathway
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Guanghui Bi, Jingfeng Yan, Shuzhen Sun
Accumulating studies reported mutations in the gene encoding the proline-rich transmembrane protein 2 (PRRT2) to be causative for several paroxysmal neurological disorders, including paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia (PKD), PKD combined with infantile seizures (ICCA), and benign familial infantile seizures (BFIS). However, the impact of PRRT2 in tumorigenesis is not known. Based on a large-scale data analysis, we found that PRRT2 was down-regulated in glioma tumor tissues compared with normal brain tissue. Dysregulation of PRRT2 was not induced by mutation, copy number variation and epigenetic modification, but modulated by microRNA-30a-5p...
February 10, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186095/the-role-of-microrna-expression-in-cortical-development-during-conversion-to-psychosis
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Amanda B Zheutlin, Clark D Jeffries, Diana O Perkins, Yoonho Chung, Adam M Chekroud, Jean Addington, Carrie E Bearden, Kristin S Cadenhead, Barbara A Cornblatt, Daniel H Mathalon, Thomas H McGlashan, Larry J Seidman, Elaine F Walker, Scott W Woods, Ming Tsuang, Tyrone D Cannon
In a recent report of the North American Prodrome Longitudinal Study (NAPLS), clinical high-risk individuals who converted to psychosis showed a steeper rate of cortical gray matter reduction compared with non-converters and healthy controls, and the rate of cortical thinning was correlated with levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines at baseline. These findings suggest a critical role for microglia, the resident macrophages in the brain, in perturbations of cortical maturation processes associated with onset of psychosis...
February 10, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182905/cracking-the-neural-code-for-sensory-perception-by-combining-statistics-intervention-and-behavior
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REVIEW
Stefano Panzeri, Christopher D Harvey, Eugenio Piasini, Peter E Latham, Tommaso Fellin
The two basic processes underlying perceptual decisions-how neural responses encode stimuli, and how they inform behavioral choices-have mainly been studied separately. Thus, although many spatiotemporal features of neural population activity, or "neural codes," have been shown to carry sensory information, it is often unknown whether the brain uses these features for perception. To address this issue, we propose a new framework centered on redefining the neural code as the neural features that carry sensory information used by the animal to drive appropriate behavior; that is, the features that have an intersection between sensory and choice information...
February 8, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182831/penalized-nonlinear-mixed-effects-model-to-identify-biomarkers-that-predict-disease-progression
#14
Huaihou Chen, Donglin Zeng, Yuanjia Wang
Precise modeling of disease progression in neurodegenerative disorders may enable early intervention before clinical manifestation of a disease, which is crucial since early intervention at the premanifest stage is expected to be more effective. Neuroimaging biomarkers are indicative of the underlying disease pathology and may be used to predict future disease occurrence at the premanifest stage. As observed in many pivotal studies, longitudinal measurements of clinical outcomes, such as motor or cognitive symptoms, often present nonlinear sigmoid shapes over time, where the inflection points of the trajectories mark a meaningful time in disease progression...
February 9, 2017: Biometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180082/executive-attention-deficits-after-traumatic-brain-injury-reflect-impaired-recruitment-of-resources
#15
Sudhin A Shah, Yelena Goldin, Mary M Conte, Andrew M Goldfine, Maliheh Mohamadpour, Brian C Fidali, Keith Cicerone, Nicholas D Schiff
Deficits in attention are a common and devastating consequence of traumatic brain injury (TBI), leading to functional impairments, rehabilitation barriers, and long-term disability. While such deficits are well documented, little is known about their underlying pathophysiology hindering development of effective and targeted interventions. Here we evaluate the integrity of brain systems specific to attentional functions using quantitative assessments of electroencephalography recorded during performance of the Attention Network Test (ANT), a behavioral paradigm that separates alerting, orienting, and executive components of attention...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177548/7t-guided-super-resolution-of-3t-mri
#16
Khosro Bahrami, Feng Shi, Islem Rekik, Yaozong Gao, Dinggang Shen
PURPOSE: High-resolution MR images can depict rich details of brain anatomical structures and show subtle changes in longitudinal data. 7T MRI scanners can acquire MR images with higher resolution and better tissue contrast than the routine 3T MRI scanners. However, 7T MRI scanners are currently more expensive and less available in clinical and research centers. To this end, we propose a method to generate super-resolution 3T MRI that resembles 7T MRI, which is called as 7T-like MR image in this paper...
February 8, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176425/sensory-tractography-and-robot-quantified-proprioception-in-hemiparetic-children-with-perinatal-stroke
#17
Andrea M Kuczynski, Helen L Carlson, Catherine Lebel, Jacquie A Hodge, Sean P Dukelow, Jennifer A Semrau, Adam Kirton
Perinatal stroke causes most hemiparetic cerebral palsy, resulting in lifelong disability. We have demonstrated the ability of robots to quantify sensory dysfunction in hemiparetic children but the relationship between such deficits and sensory tract structural connectivity has not been explored. It was aimed to characterize the relationship between the dorsal column medial lemniscus (DCML) pathway connectivity and proprioceptive dysfunction in children with perinatal stroke. Twenty-nine participants (6-19 years old) with MRI-classified, unilateral perinatal ischemic stroke (14 arterial, 15 venous), and upper extremity deficits were recruited from a population-based cohort and compared with 21 healthy controls...
February 8, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169945/causes-and-consequences-of-treatment-variation-in-moderate-and-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-multicenter-study
#18
Maryse C Cnossen, Suzanne Polinder, Teuntje M Andriessen, Joukje van der Naalt, Iain Haitsma, Janneke Horn, Gaby Franschman, Pieter E Vos, Ewout W Steyerberg, Hester Lingsma
OBJECTIVES: Although guidelines have been developed to standardize care in traumatic brain injury, between-center variation in treatment approach has been frequently reported. We examined variation in treatment for traumatic brain injury by assessing factors influencing treatment and the association between treatment and patient outcome. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of prospectively collected data. SETTING: Five level I trauma centers in the Netherlands (2008-2009)...
February 6, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166165/automated-variable-aortic-control-vs-complete-aortic-occlusion-in-a-swine-model-of-hemorrhage
#19
Timothy K Williams, Lucas P Neff, M Austin Johnson, Rachel M Russo, Sarah-Ashley Ferencz, Anders J Davidson, Nathan F Clement, J Kevin Grayson, Todd E Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: Future endovascular hemorrhage control devices will require features that mitigate the adverse effects of vessel occlusion. Permissive regional hypoperfusion (PRH) with variable aortic control (VAC) is a novel strategy to minimize hemorrhage and reduce the ischemic burden of complete aortic occlusion (AO). The objective of this study was to compare PRH with VAC to AO in a lethal model of hemorrhage. METHODS: Twenty-five swine underwent cannulation of the supraceliac aorta, with diversion of aortic flow through an automated extracorporeal circuit...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165616/advancing-the-neurophysiological-understanding-of-delirium
#20
Mouhsin M Shafi, Emiliano Santarnecchi, Tamara G Fong, Richard N Jones, Edward R Marcantonio, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Sharon K Inouye
Delirium is a common problem associated with substantial morbidity and increased mortality. However, the brain dysfunction that leads some individuals to develop delirium in response to stressors is unclear. In this article, we briefly review the neurophysiologic literature characterizing the changes in brain function that occur in delirium, and in other cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. Based on this literature, we propose a conceptual model for delirium. We propose that delirium results from a breakdown of brain function in individuals with impairments in brain connectivity and brain plasticity exposed to a stressor...
February 6, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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