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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514490/brain-ultrasound-rehearsal-before-surgery-a-pilot-cadaver-study
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Carlo Giussani, Matteo Riva, Valentin Djonov, Simone Beretta, Francesco Prada, Erik Sganzerla
Introduction It has been shown that brain ultrasonography (US) is an efficient tool for improving three-dimensional (3D) spatial orientation during neurosurgical interventions. However, it necessitates specific training as it is highly operator-dependent. To date, neurosurgeons have relied solely on intraoperative practice to improve their mastery of brain US; this has obvious limitations. Herein, we consider whether a study of brain US on human cadavers could enable a training platform for neurosurgeons and residents to be developed...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507129/nonpeptide-orexin-type-2-receptor-agonist-ameliorates-narcolepsy-cataplexy-symptoms-in-mouse-models
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Yoko Irukayama-Tomobe, Yasuhiro Ogawa, Hiromu Tominaga, Yukiko Ishikawa, Naoto Hosokawa, Shinobu Ambai, Yuki Kawabe, Shuntaro Uchida, Ryo Nakajima, Tsuyoshi Saitoh, Takeshi Kanda, Kaspar Vogt, Takeshi Sakurai, Hiroshi Nagase, Masashi Yanagisawa
Narcolepsy-cataplexy is a debilitating disorder of sleep/wakefulness caused by a loss of orexin-producing neurons in the lateroposterior hypothalamus. Genetic or pharmacologic orexin replacement ameliorates symptoms in mouse models of narcolepsy-cataplexy. We have recently discovered a potent, nonpeptide OX2R-selective agonist, YNT-185. This study validates the pharmacological activity of this compound in OX2R-transfected cells and in OX2R-expressing neurons in brain slice preparations. Intraperitoneal, and intracerebroventricular, administration of YNT-185 suppressed cataplexy-like episodes in orexin knockout and orexin neuron-ablated mice, but not in orexin receptor-deficient mice...
May 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506865/protocol-driven-neurological-prognostication-and-withdrawal-of-life-sustaining-therapy-after-cardiac-arrest-and-targeted-temperature-management
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Irina Dragancea, Matthew P Wise, Nawaf Al-Subaie, Julius Cranshaw, Hans Friberg, Guy Glover, Tommaso Pellis, Rebecca Rylance, Andrew Walden, Niklas Nielsen, Tobias Cronberg
BACKGROUND: Brain injury is reportedly the main cause of death for patients resuscitated after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). However, the majority may actually die following withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy (WLST) with a presumption of poor neurological recovery. We investigated how the protocol for neurological prognostication was used and how related treatment recommendations might have affected WLST decision-making and outcome after OHCA in the Targeted Temperature Management (TTM) trial...
May 12, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505490/heat-induced-temperature-dysregulation-and-seizures-in-dravet-syndrome-gefs-gabrg2-q390x-mice
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Timothy A Warner, Zhong Liu, Robert L Macdonald, Jing-Qiong Kang
It has been established that febrile seizures and its extended syndromes like generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures (FS) plus (GEFS+) and Dravet syndrome have been associated with mutations especially in SCN1A and GABRG2 genes. In patients, the onset of FS is likely due to the combined effect of temperature and inflammation in genetically vulnerable individuals because fever is often associated with infection. Much effort has been spent to understand the mechanisms underlying fever induction of seizures...
April 30, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505337/sex-differences-in-brain-regions-modulating-pain-among-older-adults-a-cross-sectional-resting-state-functional-connectivity-study
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Todd B Monroe, Roger B Fillingim, Stephen P Bruehl, Baxter P Rogers, Mary S Dietrich, John C Gore, Sebastian W Atalla, Ronald L Cowan
Objective.:  A long-standing hypothesis is that when compared with males, females may be at increased risk of experiencing greater pain sensitivity and unpleasantness. The purpose of this study was to examine sex differences in pain psychophysics and resting state functional connectivity (RSFC) in core pain regions in an age- and sex-matched sample of healthy older adults. Design.:  Between groups, cross-sectional. Setting.:  Vanderbilt University and Medical Center...
May 13, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504886/nanoparticle-delivered-2-pam-for-rat-brain-protection-against-paraoxon-central-toxicity
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Tatiana N Pashirova, Irina V Zueva, Konstantin A Petrov, Vasily M Babaev, Svetlana S Lukashenko, Ildar Kh Rizvanov, Eliana B Souto, Evgeny E Nikolsky, Lucia Ya Zakharova, Patrick Masson, Oleg G Sinyashin
Solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) are among the most promising nanocarriers to target the blood-brain barrier (BBB) for drug delivery to the central nervous system (CNS). Encapsulation of the acetylcholinesterase reactivator, pralidoxime chloride (2-PAM), in SLNs appears to be a suitable strategy for protection against poisoning by organophosphorus agents (OPs) and postexposure treatment. 2-PAM-loaded SLNs were developed for brain targeting and delivery via intravenous (iv) administration. 2-PAM-SLNs displayed a high 2-PAM encapsulation efficiency (∼90%) and loading capacity (maximum 30...
May 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503732/imaging-short-lived-reactive-oxygen-species-ros-with-endogenous-contrast-mri
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Rong-Wen Tain, Alessandro M Scotti, Weiguo Li, Xiaohong Joe Zhou, Kejia Cai
PURPOSE: To characterize the relaxation properties of reactive oxygen species (ROS) for the development of endogenous ROS contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: ROS-producing phantoms and animal models were imaged at 9.4T MRI to obtain T1 and T2 maps. Egg white samples treated with varied concentrations of hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ) were used to evaluate the effect of produced ROS in T1 and T2 for up to 4 hours. pH and temperature changes due to H2 O2 treatment in egg white were also monitored...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503133/behavioral-senescence-and-aging-related-changes-in-motor-neurons-and-brain-neuromodulator-levels-are-ameliorated-by-lifespan-extending-reproductive-dormancy-in-drosophila
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Sifang Liao, Susan Broughton, Dick R Nässel
The lifespan of Drosophilamelanogaster can be extended substantially by inducing reproductive dormancy (also known as diapause) by lowered temperature and short days. This increase of longevity is accompanied by lowered metabolism and increased stress tolerance. We ask here whether behavioral senescence is ameliorated during adult dormancy. To study this we kept flies for seven or more weeks in normal rearing conditions or in diapause conditions and compared to 1-week-old flies in different behavioral assays of sleep, negative geotaxis and exploratory walking...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490655/practice-guideline-summary-reducing-brain-injury-following-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-report-of-the-guideline-development-dissemination-and-implementation-subcommittee-of-the-american-academy-of-neurology
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Romergryko G Geocadin, Eelco Wijdicks, Melissa J Armstrong, Maxwell Damian, Stephan A Mayer, Joseph P Ornato, Alejandro Rabinstein, José I Suarez, Michel T Torbey, Richard M Dubinsky, Jason Lazarou
OBJECTIVE: To assess the evidence and make evidence-based recommendations for acute interventions to reduce brain injury in adult patients who are comatose after successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation. METHODS: Published literature from 1966 to August 29, 2016, was reviewed with evidence-based classification of relevant articles. RESULTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: For patients who are comatose in whom the initial cardiac rhythm is either pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF) after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), therapeutic hypothermia (TH; 32-34°C for 24 hours) is highly likely to be effective in improving functional neurologic outcome and survival compared with non-TH and should be offered (Level A)...
May 10, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489530/real-time-3d-microwave-monitoring-of-interstitial-thermal-therapy
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Guanbo Chen, John Stang, Mark Haynes, Eric Leuthardt, Mahta Moghaddam
We report a method for real-time 3D monitoring of thermal therapy through the use of non-contact microwave imaging. This method is predicated on using microwaves to image changes in the dielectric properties of tissue with changing temperature. Instead of the precomputed linear Born approximation that was used in prior work to speed up the frameto- frame inversions, here we use the nonlinear Distorted Born Iterative Method (DBIM) to solve the electric volume integral equation to image the temperature change...
May 8, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487791/a-horned-viper-bite-victim-with-pres
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Ahmed Mustafa Ibrahim, Tarek Talaat ElSefi, Maha Ghanem, Akram Muhammad Fayed, Nesreen Adel Shaban
Neurological complications of snake bites have been well documented in the literature as neuromuscular paralysis and cerebrovascular complications; posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome was rarely described. A 23-year-old lady presented near full term of her pregnancy with a horned snake Cerastes cerastes bite; after successful delivery she started complaining of altered mental status and visual disturbance with ulceration over the site of the snake bite. On admission, the patient had Glasgow Coma Score of 12, blood pressure 130/80 mmHg, temperature 38°C, sinus tachycardia at 120 beats per minute, severe dehydration, and reduction in visual acuity to "hand motion" in both eyes with poor light projection and sluggish pupillary reactions...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481163/body-temperature-after-ems-transport-association-with-traumatic-brain-injury-outcomes
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Joshua B Gaither, Vatsal Chikani, Uwe Stolz, Chad Viscusi, Kurt Denninghoff, Bruce Barnhart, Terry Mullins, Amber D Rice, Moses Mhayamaguru, Jennifer J Smith, Samuel M Keim, Bentley J Bobrow, Daniel W Spaite
INTRODUCTION: Low body temperatures following prehospital transport are associated with poor outcomes in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, a minimal amount is known about potential associations across a range of temperatures obtained immediately after prehospital transport. Furthermore, a minimal amount is known about the influence of body temperature on non-mortality outcomes. The purpose of this study was to assess the correlation between temperatures obtained immediately following prehospital transport and TBI outcomes across the entire range of temperatures...
May 8, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475308/isomeric-separation-of-permethylated-glycans-by-porous-graphitic-carbon-pgc-lc-ms-ms-at-high-temperatures
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Shiyue Zhou, Yifan Huang, Xue Dong, Wenjing Peng, Lucas Veillon, Daniel A S Kitagawa, Adelia J A Aquino, Yehia Mechref
Permethylation is a common derivatization method for MS-based glycomic analyses. Permethylation enhances glycan ionization efficiency in positive MS analysis and improves glycan structural stability. Recent biological glycomic studies have added to the growing body of knowledge and suggest the need for complete structural analysis of glycans. However, reverse phase LC analysis of permethylated glycans usually results in poor isomeric separation. To achieve isomeric separation of permethylated glycans, a porous graphitic carbon (PGC) column was used...
May 5, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473899/modeling-of-salmonella-typhimurium-growth-under-the-effects-of-carum-copticum-essential-oil-temperature-ph-and-inoculum-size
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Golshan Shakeri, Abdollah Jamshidi, Saeid Khanzadi, Mohammad Azizzadeh
The purpose of this study was to elucidate some factors affecting the growth of Salmonella typhimurium. These factors included Carum copticum essential oil (0%, 0.015%, 0.03% and 0.06%), temperature (25 ˚C and 35 ˚C), pH (5, 6 and 7) and inoculum size (10(3) and 10(5) CFU mL(-1)). Brain heart infusion broth was used as the growth medium. There were 48 treatment combinations and the experiment was carried out in triplicate. Growth was monitored by visible turbidity over a 30 days period. A parametric survival model based on the log-normal distribution was used to estimate the most influential factors on the time to detection of Salmonella growth...
2017: Veterinary Research Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472232/privacy-preserving-evaporative-cooling-feature-selection-and-classification-with-relief-f-and-random-forests
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Trang T Le, W Kyle Simmons, Masaya Misaki, Jerzy Bodurka, Bill C White, Jonathan Savitz, Brett A McKinney
Motivation: Classification of individuals into disease or clinical categories from high-dimensional biological data with low prediction error is an important challenge of statistical learning in bioinformatics. Feature selection can improve classification accuracy but must be incorporated carefully into cross-validation to avoid overfitting. Recently, feature selection methods based on differential privacy, such as differentially private random forests and reusable holdout sets, have been proposed...
May 4, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469538/temperature-instability-in-an-infant-treated-with-propranolol-for-infantile-hemangioma
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Betsy Walters Burkey, Joshua A Jacobs, Hany Aziz
Infantile hemangiomas are prevalent in the first few months of life and can be associated with risks of scarring, blindness, ulcerations, and airway obstruction depending on the location of lesions. Options for therapy include surgery, laser therapy, or medications. Propranolol is the only US Food and Drug Administration-approved medication option. Propranolol is a nonselective beta-blocker that crosses the blood-brain barrier because of its high lipophilicity, which increases the likelihood of central nervous system effects...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469003/regulation-of-axonal-regeneration-following-spinal-cord-injury-in-the-lamrpey
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Jessica A Benes, Kylie N House, Frank N Burks, Kris P Conaway, Donald P Julien, Jeffrey P Donley, Michael A Iyamu, Andrew D McClellan
Following rostral spinal cord injury (SCI) in larval lampreys, injured descending brain neurons, particularly reticulospinal (RS) neurons, regenerate their axons, and locomotor behavior recovers in a few weeks. However, axonal regeneration of descending brain neurons is mostly limited to relatively short distances, but the mechanisms for incomplete axonal regeneration are unclear. First, lampreys with rostral SCI exhibited greater axonal regeneration of descending brain neurons, including RS neurons, as well as more rapid recovery of locomotor muscle activity right below the lesion site compared to animals with caudal SCI...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468993/trpv3-modulates-nociceptive-signaling-through-peripheral-and-supraspinal-sites-in-rats
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Steve McGaraughty, Katharine L Chu, Jun Xu, Laura Leys, Rich J Radek, Michael J Dart, Arthur Gomtsyan, Robert G Schmidt, Philip R Kym, Jill-Desiree Brederson
TRPV3 is a non-selective cation channel activated by temperatures above 33oC, and is reported localized in keratinocytes and nervous tissue. In order to investigate a role for TRPV3 in pain modulation, we conducted a series of in vivo electrophysiological studies on spinal and brain nociceptive neurons. Structurally diverse TRPV3 receptor antagonists reduced responses of spinal WDR neurons to low-intensity mechanical stimulation in neuropathic rats, but only CNS penetrant antagonists decreased elevated spontaneous firing...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467285/hypothalamic-or-extrahypothalamic-modulation-and-targeted-temperature-management-after-brain-injury
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Rishabh Charan Choudhary, Xiaofeng Jia
Targeted temperature management (TTM) has been recognized to protect tissue function and positively influence neurological outcomes after brain injury. While shivering during hypothermia nullifies the beneficial effect of TTM, traditionally, antishivering drugs or paralyzing agents have been used to reduce the shivering. The hypothalamic area of the brain helps in controlling cerebral temperature and body temperature through interactions between different brain areas. Thus, modulation of different brain areas either pharmacologically or by electrical stimulation may contribute in TTM; although, very few studies have shown that TTM might be achieved by activation and inhibition of neurons in the hypothalamic region...
May 3, 2017: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466111/use-of-brevibacillus-choshinensis-for-the-production-of-biologically-active-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-bdnf
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Phillip A Angart, Rebecca J Carlson, Sarah Thorwall, S Patrick Walton
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a member of the neurotrophin family critical for neuronal cell survival and differentiation, with therapeutic potential for the treatment of neurological disorders and spinal cord injuries. The production of recombinant, bioactive BDNF is not practical in most traditional microbial expression systems because of the inability of the host to correctly form the characteristic cystine-knot fold of BDNF. Here, we investigated Brevibacillus choshinensis as a suitable expression host for bioactive BDNF expression, evaluating the effects of medium type (2SY and TM), temperature (25 and 30 °C), and culture time (48-120 h)...
May 2, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
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