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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938144/the-associative-brain-at-work-evidence-from-paired-associative-stimulation-studies-in-humans
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A Suppa, A Quartarone, H Siebner, R Chen, V Di Lazzaro, P Del Giudice, Walter Paulus, J C Rothwell, U Ziemann, J Classen
The original protocol of Paired Associative Stimulation (PAS) in humans implies repetitive cortical and peripheral nerve stimuli, delivered at specific inter-stimulus intervals, able to elicit non-invasively long-term potentiation (LTP)- and long-term depression (LTD)-like plasticity in the human motor cortex. PAS has been designed to drive cortical LTP/LTD according to the Hebbian rule of associative plasticity. Over the last two decades, a growing number of researchers have increasingly used the PAS technique to assess cortical associative plasticity in healthy humans and in patients with movement disorders and other neuropsychiatric diseases...
September 5, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937952/modeling-the-long-term-consequences-of-repeated-blast-induced-mild-traumatic-brain-injuries
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Denes V Agoston
Repeated mild traumatic brain injury (rmTBI) caused by playing collision sports or by exposure to blasts during military operations can lead to late onset, chronic diseases such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive neurodegenerative condition that manifests in increasingly severe neuropsychiatric abnormalities years after the last injury. Currently, because of the heterogeneity of the clinical presentation, confirmation of a CTE diagnosis requires post-mortem examination of the brain. The hallmarks of CTE are abnormal accumulation of phosphorylated tau protein, TDP-43 immunoreactive neuronal cytoplasmic inclusions, and astroglial abnormalities, but the pathomechanism leading to these terminal findings remains unknown...
September 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933046/nmr-backbone-resonance-assignments-of-the-prodomain-variants-of-bdnf-in-the-urea-denatured-state
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Jing Wang, Henrietta Bains, Agustin Anastasia, Clay Bracken
Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a member of the neurotrophin family of proteins which plays a central role in neuronal survival, growth, plasticity and memory. A single Val66Met variant has been identified in the prodomain of human BDNF that is associated with anxiety, depression and memory disorders. The structural differences within the full-length prodomain Val66 and Met66 isoforms could shed light on the mechanism of action of the Met66 and its impact on the development of neuropsychiatric-associated disorders...
September 20, 2017: Biomolecular NMR Assignments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931446/prevalence-estimates-of-mild-behavioral-impairment-in-a-population-based-sample-of-pre-dementia-states-and-cognitively-healthy-older-adults
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Moyra E Mortby, Zahinoor Ismail, Kaarin J Anstey
BACKGROUND: A dearth of population-based epidemiological research examines neuropsychiatric symptom (NPS) in sub-clinical populations across the spectrum from normal aging to mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The construct of mild behavioral impairment (MBI) describes the emergence of sustained and impactful NPS in advance of or in combination with MCI. This is the first epidemiological study to operationalize the recently published diagnostic criteria for MBI and determine prevalence estimates across the spectrum from cognitively normal to MCI...
September 21, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931444/treatment-effects-of-ginkgo-biloba-extract-egb-761%C3%A2-on-the-spectrum-of-behavioral-and-psychological-symptoms-of-dementia-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Egemen Savaskan, Heiko Mueller, Robert Hoerr, Armin von Gunten, Serge Gauthier
BACKGROUND: In randomized controlled trials, Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761® has been found to be effective in the treatment of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). METHODS: To assess the effects of EGb 761® on specific BPSD, we analyzed data from all randomized, placebo-controlled, at least 20-week, trials of EGb 761® enrolling patients with dementia (probable Alzheimer's disease (AD), probable vascular dementia or probable AD with cerebrovascular disease) who had clinically significant BPSD (Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) total score at least 6)...
September 21, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930246/medicinal-plants-used-for-neuropsychiatric-disorders-treatment-in-the-hauts-bassins-region-of-burkina-faso
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Prosper T Kinda, Patrice Zerbo, Samson Guenné, Moussa Compaoré, Alin Ciobica, Martin Kiendrebeogo
Background: In Burkina Faso, phytotherapy is the main medical alternative used by populations to manage various diseases that affect the nervous system. The aim of the present study was to report medicinal plants with psychoactive properties used to treat neuropsychiatric disorders in the Hauts Bassins region, in the western zone of Burkina Faso. Methods: Through an ethnobotanical survey using structured questionnaire, 53 traditional healers (TH) were interviewed about neuropsychiatric disorders, medicinal plants and medical practices used to treat them...
May 19, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929475/-mild-behavioural-impairment-as-an-antecedent-of-dementia-presentation-of-the-diagnostic-criteria-and-the-spanish-version-of-the-mbi-c-scale-for-its-evaluation
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L F Aguera-Ortiz, J Lopez-Alvarez, L Del Nido-Varo, E Soria Garcia-Rosel, D A Perez-Martinez, Z Ismail
INTRODUCTION: Neuropsychiatric symptoms are common in dementia and also in previous stages such as mild cognitive impairment. Their presence is related to greater conversion to dementia in cognitively healthy people or with mild cognitive impairment compared to those who do not suffer them. AIM: An international working group pertaining to the Alzheimer Association has proposed the concept of 'mild behavioral impairment' (MBI) to identify patients with mild neuropsychiatric symptoms and normal cognition or mild cognitive impairment and to study the further risk of developing dementia from any cause...
October 1, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928940/comparison-of-color-discrimination-in-chronic-heavy-smokers-and-healthy-subjects
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Thiago Monteiro de Paiva Fernandes, Natalia Leandro Almeida, Natanael Antonio Dos Santos
Background: Cigarette smoke is probably the most significant source of exposure to toxic chemicals for humans, involving health-damaging components, such as nicotine, hydrogen cyanide and formaldehyde. The aim of the present study was to assess the influence of chronic heavy smoking on color discrimination (CD). Methods: All subjects were free of any neuropsychiatric disorder, identifiable ocular disease and had normal acuity. No abnormalities were detected in the fundoscopic examination and in the optical coherence tomography exam...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928632/neurophysiology-of-the-celiac-brain-disentangling-gut-brain-connections
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Manuela Pennisi, Alessia Bramanti, Mariagiovanna Cantone, Giovanni Pennisi, Rita Bella, Giuseppe Lanza
Celiac disease (CD) can be considered a complex multi-organ disorder with highly variable extra-intestinal, including neurological, involvement. Cerebellar ataxia, peripheral neuropathy, seizures, headache, cognitive impairment, and neuropsychiatric diseases are complications frequently reported. These manifestations may be present at the onset of the typical disease or become clinically evident during its course. However, CD subjects with subclinical neurological involvement have also been described, as well as patients with clear central and/or peripheral nervous system and intestinal histopathological disease features in the absence of typical CD manifestations...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927861/primary-cilia-formation-is-diminished-in-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder-a-possible-marker-for-these-psychiatric-diseases
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Jesús Muñoz-Estrada, Alejandra Lora-Castellanos, Isaura Meza, Salvador Alarcón Elizalde, Gloria Benítez-King
Primary cilium (PC) is a microtubule-rich organelle that protrudes from the plasma membrane and acts as a cellular antenna sensing extracellular signals during brain development. DISC1 (Disrupted-in-Schizophrenia-1) is involved in PC formation and is considered a risk factor for neuropsychiatric disorders. We have previously described altered subcellular distribution of DISC1 and an aberrant microtubule organization in olfactory neuronal precursors (ONP) obtained from schizophrenia (SCZ) and bipolar disorder (BD) patients...
September 16, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924437/fundus-findings-in-wernicke-encephalopathy
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Tal Serlin, Elad Moisseiev
Wernicke encephalopathy (WE) is an acute neuropsychiatric syndrome resulting from thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency, classically characterized by the triad of ophthalmoplegia, confusion, and ataxia. While commonly associated with chronic alcoholism, WE may also occur in the setting of poor nutrition or absorption. We present a 37-year-old woman who underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and presented with visual disturbance with bilateral horizontal nystagmus, confusion, and postural imbalance. Fundus examination revealed bilateral optic disc edema with a retinal hemorrhage in the left eye...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924181/common-and-dissociable-regional-cerebral-blood-flow-differences-associate-with-dimensions-of-psychopathology-across-categorical-diagnoses
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A N Kaczkurkin, T M Moore, M E Calkins, R Ciric, J A Detre, M A Elliott, E B Foa, A Garcia de la Garza, D R Roalf, A Rosen, K Ruparel, R T Shinohara, C H Xia, D H Wolf, R E Gur, R C Gur, T D Satterthwaite
The high comorbidity among neuropsychiatric disorders suggests a possible common neurobiological phenotype. Resting-state regional cerebral blood flow (CBF) can be measured noninvasively with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and abnormalities in regional CBF are present in many neuropsychiatric disorders. Regional CBF may also provide a useful biological marker across different types of psychopathology. To investigate CBF changes common across psychiatric disorders, we capitalized upon a sample of 1042 youths (ages 11-23 years) who completed cross-sectional imaging as part of the Philadelphia Neurodevelopmental Cohort...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922421/effects-of-acute-administration-of-donepezil-or-memantine-on-sleep-deprivation-induced-spatial-memory-deficit-in-young-and-aged-non-human-primate-grey-mouse-lemurs-microcebus-murinus
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Anisur Rahman, Yves Lamberty, Esther Schenker, Massimo Cella, Solène Languille, Régis Bordet, Jill Richardson, Fabien Pifferi, Fabienne Aujard
The development of novel therapeutics to prevent cognitive decline of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is facing paramount difficulties since the translational efficacy of rodent models did not resulted in better clinical results. Currently approved treatments, including the acetylcholinesterase inhibitor donepezil (DON) and the N-methyl-D-aspartate antagonist memantine (MEM) provide marginal therapeutic benefits to AD patients. There is an urgent need to develop a predictive animal model that is phylogenetically proximal to humans to achieve better translation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921675/altered-cav1-2-function-in-the-timothy-syndrome-mouse-model-produces-ascending-serotonergic-abnormalities
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Daniel G Ehlinger, Kathryn G Commons
Polymorphism in the gene CACNA1C, encoding the pore-forming subunit of Cav1.2 L-type calcium channels, has one of the strongest genetic linkages to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder: psychopathologies in which serotonin signaling has been implicated. Additionally, a gain-of-function mutation in CACNA1C is responsible for the neurodevelopmental disorder Timothy Syndrome that presents with prominent behavioral features on the autism spectrum. Given an emerging role for serotonin in the etiology of autism spectrum disorders, we investigate the relationship between Cav1...
September 16, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919330/limbic-encephalitis-with-lgi1-antibodies-in-a-14-year-old-boy
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M Schimmel, M C Frühwald, C G Bien
Limbic encephalitis (LE) with antibodies against leucine-rich glioma inactivated protein 1 (LGI1) is an auto-antibody mediated disorder with characteristic symptoms as dysfunction of memory, faciobrachial dystonic seizures and neuropsychiatric symptoms as emotional lability. Limbic encephalitis with LGI1 antibodies has been known so far as a disease of adults. We describe the case of a 14-year-old boy presenting with typical dysfunction of memory and LGI1 antibodies. To the best of our knowledge, this is the youngest patient with LGI1 antibody mediated limbic encephalitis described so far...
September 2, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916270/understanding-taurine-cns-activity-using-alternative-zebrafish-models
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REVIEW
Nathana J Mezzomo, Barbara D Fontana, Allan V Kalueff, Leonardo J G Barcellos, Denis B Rosemberg
Taurine is a highly abundant "amino acid" in the brain. Despite the potential neuroactive role of taurine in vertebrates has long been recognized, the underlying molecular mechanisms related to its pleiotropic effects in the brain remain poorly understood. Due to the genetic tractability, rich behavioral repertoire, neurochemical conservation, and small size, the zebrafish (Danio rerio) has emerged as a powerful candidate for neuropsychopharmacology investigation and in vivo drug screening. Here, we summarize the main physiological roles of taurine in mammals, including neuromodulation, osmoregulation, membrane stabilization, and antioxidant action...
September 12, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914218/-apathetic-geriatric-patient-benefits-from-methylphenidate
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A Ter Keurst, J H A M Tuerlings, E A Bertholet, H W Wijnen
Two independent, home-dwelling geriatric patients presented with apathy at a general practice in the Netherlands and were seen by an elderly care physician after (non-)medical interventions had failed. Both patients were treated with low-dose methylphenidate. During treatment, apathy symptoms decreased and the patients became more active. Apathy is a frequent symptom of several neuropsychiatric diseases, depression and somatic conditions. Its incidence varies from 1.3% in healthy elderly people to more than 50% in the elderly with depression or dementia...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914082/characterizing-psychiatric-comorbidity-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-receiving-publicly-funded-mental-health-services
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Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Nicole Stadnick, Colby Chlebowski, Mary Baker-Ericzén, William Ganger
Publicly funded mental health programs play a significant role in serving children with autism spectrum disorder. Understanding patterns of psychiatric comorbidity for this population within mental health settings is important to implement appropriately tailored interventions. This study (1) describes patterns of psychiatric comorbidity in children with autism spectrum disorder who present to mental health services with challenging behaviors and (2) identifies child characteristics associated with comorbid conditions...
September 1, 2017: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912865/elevated-levels-of-soluble-fractalkine-and-increased-expression-of-cx3cr1-in-neuropsychiatric-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Ling Guo, Xiaoye Lu, Yuan Wang, Chunde Bao, Shunle Chen
The aim of the present study was to determine the levels of soluble fractalkine (sFKN) and expression of CX3CR1 in neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE). Disease activity of SLE was assessed using the SLE Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI). The mRNA expression levels of CX3CR1 and FKN were quantified using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Levels of sFKN in the serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. The mRNA expression levels of CX3CR1 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from patients with NPSLE, non-NPSLE and Behcet's disease were significantly higher than that of rheumatoid arthritis and healthy persons...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911050/motor-abnormalities-from-neurodevelopmental-to-neurodegenerative-through-functional-neuro-psychiatric-disorders
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Victor Peralta, Manuel J Cuesta
Background: Motor abnormalities (MAs) of severe mental disorders have been traditionally neglected both in clinical practice and research, although they are an increasing focus of attention because of their clinical and neurobiological relevance. For historical reasons, most of the literature on MAs has been focused to a great extent on schizophrenia, and as a consequence their prevalence and featural properties in other psychiatric or neuropsychiatric disorders are poorly known. In this article, we evaluated the extent to which catatonic, extrapyramidal and neurological soft signs, and their associated clinical features, are present transdiagnostically...
September 1, 2017: Schizophrenia Bulletin
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